Period
to

The median annual salary for a Designer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Designer
England > London
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 153 258 238
Rank change year-on-year +105 -20 -17
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1,948 640 377
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 2.71% 1.40% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.96% 1.56% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 621 434 323
10th Percentile £38,000 £37,900 £37,500
25th Percentile £50,000 £46,250 £46,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.35% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £69,375
90th Percentile £85,000 £85,000 £80,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £54,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.50% -0.91% +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 65,766 40,906 24,509
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.43% 89.59% 93.68%
Number of salaries quoted 34,389 28,392 20,287
10th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £40,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £50,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year - +3.70% +8.00%
75th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £105,000 £102,500
England median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.77%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in London

Designer
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Designer in London.

Salary trend for Designer in London

Designer
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Designer in London over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Designer in London

Designer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the London region over the 6 months to 12 August 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Central London -23 133 £57,500 -11.54% 23
West London +15 60 £55,000 - 3
South London -23 14 £53,750 +34.38% 2
East London -39 6 - - 3
North London -32 2 £38,500 -30.00%
Designer
England

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, Designer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the London region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 1,580 (81.11%) User Experience
2 1,301 (66.79%) UX Design
3 1,015 (52.10%) Figma
4 947 (48.61%) Wireframes
5 857 (43.99%) Prototyping
6 783 (40.20%) Sketch
7 741 (38.04%) User Research
8 704 (36.14%) Agile
9 605 (31.06%) Adobe
10 548 (28.13%) Social Skills
11 477 (24.49%) Interaction Design
12 451 (23.15%) Finance
13 431 (22.13%) Marketing
14 422 (21.66%) Problem-Solving
15 364 (18.69%) InVision
16 340 (17.45%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
17 324 (16.63%) UX Research
18 302 (15.50%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
19 296 (15.20%) Design Thinking
20 285 (14.63%) Mobile App
21 283 (14.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
22 282 (14.48%) HTML
23 277 (14.22%) CSS
24 274 (14.07%) Accessibility
25 255 (13.09%) Photoshop
26 248 (12.73%) Analytics
27 245 (12.58%) Workshop Facilitation
28 243 (12.47%) Mentoring
29 231 (11.86%) Adobe Illustrator
30 229 (11.76%) Product Strategy

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (1.49%) CMS
2 28 (1.44%) WordPress
3 22 (1.13%) Confluence
4 9 (0.46%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.15%) Umbraco
6 2 (0.10%) SAS
7 1 (0.051%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.051%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 783 (40.20%) Sketch
2 364 (18.69%) InVision
3 283 (14.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 255 (13.09%) Photoshop
5 231 (11.86%) Adobe Illustrator
6 157 (8.06%) Adobe XD
7 147 (7.55%) Zeplin
8 131 (6.72%) Adobe After Effects
9 89 (4.57%) InDesign
10 51 (2.62%) Marvel
11 40 (2.05%) CINEMA 4D
12 30 (1.54%) Adobe Premiere
13 26 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 16 (0.82%) UXPin
15 14 (0.72%) UserZoom
16 12 (0.62%) Acrobat
17 10 (0.51%) Maya
17 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
18 9 (0.46%) Blender
19 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (0.56%) Magento
1 11 (0.56%) Odoo
2 1 (0.051%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.051%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1,015 (52.10%) Figma
2 158 (8.11%) SaaS
3 124 (6.37%) Miro
4 104 (5.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 31 (1.59%) Google Analytics
6 29 (1.49%) AWS
7 26 (1.33%) Azure
8 19 (0.98%) Slack
9 17 (0.87%) PaaS
10 16 (0.82%) GCP
11 13 (0.67%) Trello
12 12 (0.62%) Stripe
13 10 (0.51%) Google Play
14 6 (0.31%) Lucidchart
14 6 (0.31%) Serverless
15 5 (0.26%) Amplience
15 5 (0.26%) Google Sheets
16 4 (0.21%) Google Drive
16 4 (0.21%) OpenShift
17 3 (0.15%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.57%) Broadband
2 19 (0.98%) Internet
3 10 (0.51%) 5G
4 8 (0.41%) Firewall
5 7 (0.36%) Skype
6 5 (0.26%) LAN
6 5 (0.26%) Software-Defined Networking
6 5 (0.26%) WLAN
7 4 (0.21%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (0.21%) Cisco Wireless
7 4 (0.21%) DAB
7 4 (0.21%) DNS
7 4 (0.21%) MPLS
7 4 (0.21%) VPN
7 4 (0.21%) Wireless
8 3 (0.15%) BGP
8 3 (0.15%) DWDM
8 3 (0.15%) IOS XR
8 3 (0.15%) Junos
8 3 (0.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (0.51%) Mixpanel
2 7 (0.36%) NoSQL
2 7 (0.36%) RDBMS
2 7 (0.36%) Relational Database
3 6 (0.31%) Data Lake
4 4 (0.21%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.10%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.10%) MySQL
5 2 (0.10%) Power BI
5 2 (0.10%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.10%) Tableau
6 1 (0.051%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.051%) Big Data
6 1 (0.051%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.051%) GIS
6 1 (0.051%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.051%) Spatial Data
6 1 (0.051%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 184 (9.45%) Axure RP
2 131 (6.72%) JIRA
3 18 (0.92%) Balsamiq
4 14 (0.72%) Git (software)
5 10 (0.51%) GitLab
6 8 (0.41%) Dreamweaver
7 6 (0.31%) Snyk
8 5 (0.26%) Storybook
9 3 (0.15%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.051%) gulp
10 1 (0.051%) PostCSS
10 1 (0.051%) Qt Creator
10 1 (0.051%) Subversion
10 1 (0.051%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.051%) webpack
General
1 548 (28.13%) Social Skills
2 451 (23.15%) Finance
3 431 (22.13%) Marketing
4 226 (11.60%) Retail
5 198 (10.16%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 177 (9.09%) Games
7 141 (7.24%) Presentation Skills
8 136 (6.98%) Banking
9 130 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
10 111 (5.70%) Advertising
11 50 (2.57%) Legal
11 50 (2.57%) Organisational Skills
12 47 (2.41%) Tech for Good
13 36 (1.85%) Publishing
14 35 (1.80%) Financial Institution
15 26 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
15 26 (1.33%) Public Sector
16 25 (1.28%) Telecoms
17 24 (1.23%) Esports
18 18 (0.92%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 282 (14.48%) HTML
2 277 (14.22%) CSS
3 81 (4.16%) HTML5
4 67 (3.44%) CSS3
5 50 (2.57%) Material Design
6 43 (2.21%) React
7 34 (1.75%) Framer.js
8 25 (1.28%) Node.js
9 16 (0.82%) AngularJS
10 12 (0.62%) OLE
11 11 (0.56%) SVG
11 11 (0.56%) UIKit
12 10 (0.51%) .NET
13 8 (0.41%) JMS
14 7 (0.36%) Material-UI
14 7 (0.36%) Sass
14 7 (0.36%) Tailwind CSS
14 7 (0.36%) Web Services
15 6 (0.31%) Velocity
16 5 (0.26%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 1,580 (81.11%) User Experience
2 285 (14.63%) Mobile App
3 140 (7.19%) Graphic Design
4 107 (5.49%) Animation
4 107 (5.49%) Self-Motivation
5 84 (4.31%) Social Media
6 56 (2.87%) Blog
7 52 (2.67%) Hackathon
8 47 (2.41%) Virtual Team
9 37 (1.90%) Motion Graphics
10 30 (1.54%) Sports Betting
11 25 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
12 23 (1.18%) BBC
12 23 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (0.92%) Renewable Energy
14 17 (0.87%) Marketing Technology
14 17 (0.87%) Video Editing
15 16 (0.82%) Management Information System
16 15 (0.77%) Photography
17 14 (0.72%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 210 (10.78%) Android
2 204 (10.47%) Apple iOS
3 16 (0.82%) Linux
3 16 (0.82%) Windows
4 4 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.051%) Android TV
5 1 (0.051%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.051%) tvOS
5 1 (0.051%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,301 (66.79%) UX Design
2 947 (48.61%) Wireframes
3 857 (43.99%) Prototyping
4 741 (38.04%) User Research
5 704 (36.14%) Agile
6 477 (24.49%) Interaction Design
7 422 (21.66%) Problem-Solving
8 340 (17.45%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 324 (16.63%) UX Research
10 302 (15.50%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
11 296 (15.20%) Design Thinking
12 248 (12.73%) Analytics
13 245 (12.58%) Workshop Facilitation
14 243 (12.47%) Mentoring
15 229 (11.76%) Product Strategy
16 214 (10.99%) B2B
17 210 (10.78%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
18 191 (9.80%) Coaching
18 191 (9.80%) Information Architecture
19 180 (9.24%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 144 (7.39%) JavaScript
2 27 (1.39%) C
2 27 (1.39%) Java
3 23 (1.18%) TypeScript
4 17 (0.87%) SQL
5 16 (0.82%) Apple Swift
5 16 (0.82%) Kotlin
5 16 (0.82%) Objective-C
6 8 (0.41%) C#
7 5 (0.26%) Python
8 2 (0.10%) PHP
8 2 (0.10%) Scala
9 1 (0.051%) Bicep
9 1 (0.051%) Go
9 1 (0.051%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.051%) UnrealScript
Qualifications
1 151 (7.75%) Degree
2 11 (0.56%) Master's Degree
3 9 (0.46%) PMI Certification
3 9 (0.46%) Security Cleared
4 8 (0.41%) SC Cleared
5 7 (0.36%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.15%) CCIE
7 3 (0.15%) CCNP
7 3 (0.15%) JNCIE
7 3 (0.15%) JNCIS
8 2 (0.10%) CIPD
9 1 (0.051%) CCNA
9 1 (0.051%) CCSA
9 1 (0.051%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.051%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 274 (14.07%) Accessibility
2 143 (7.34%) QA
3 22 (1.13%) WCAG
4 6 (0.31%) GDPR
5 4 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
5 4 (0.21%) WAI
6 2 (0.10%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.051%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (0.36%) Docker
2 6 (0.31%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.21%) vSphere
5 1 (0.051%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.051%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.051%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.051%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (0.72%) Kubernetes
2 8 (0.41%) Nagios
3 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.10%) cPanel
Vendors
1 605 (31.06%) Adobe
2 76 (3.90%) Apple
3 75 (3.85%) Google
4 29 (1.49%) Hotjar
5 15 (0.77%) TikTok
6 13 (0.67%) Microsoft
6 13 (0.67%) Monzo
6 13 (0.67%) Palantir
6 13 (0.67%) YouTube
7 12 (0.62%) Cisco
8 11 (0.56%) FNZ
8 11 (0.56%) Revolut
8 11 (0.56%) Spotify
8 11 (0.56%) Tencent
8 11 (0.56%) TrueLayer
9 10 (0.51%) BT
10 9 (0.46%) CrowdStrike
10 9 (0.46%) Facebook
10 9 (0.46%) Okta
10 9 (0.46%) Twitter