Period
to 22 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Designer was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 271 277 253
Rank change year-on-year +6 -24 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 947 928 1179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 1.26% 1.22% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.27% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 748 782 941
London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £77,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.41%

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 71111 73142 84412
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.36% 95.99% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 56006 63190 71627
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,250 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in London

Designer
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Designer in London.

Salary trend for Designer in London

Designer
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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
Job
Vacancies
Central London +22 171 £52,500 +6.06% 18
West London +8 54 £50,000 +33.33% 7
South London -6 13 £60,000 +14.29% 5
East London -8 7 £40,000 -42.86% 7
North London -11 5 £37,500 +20.00% 2
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Designer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 676 (71.38%) User Experience
2 362 (38.23%) Wireframes
3 334 (35.27%) Adobe
4 278 (29.36%) HTML
5 270 (28.51%) Agile Software Development
6 264 (27.88%) CSS
7 248 (26.19%) Photoshop
8 224 (23.65%) Adobe Illustrator
9 223 (23.55%) Prototyping
10 192 (20.27%) InVision
11 173 (18.27%) Degree
12 161 (17.00%) Marketing
13 152 (16.05%) Finance
13 152 (16.05%) JavaScript
14 151 (15.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 145 (15.31%) Axure RP
16 126 (13.31%) Typography
17 121 (12.78%) Mobile App
18 115 (12.14%) E-Commerce
19 113 (11.93%) Retail
20 93 (9.82%) Information Architecture
21 92 (9.71%) HTML5
22 91 (9.61%) Graphic Design
23 81 (8.55%) Visualisation
24 79 (8.34%) Responsive Web Design
24 79 (8.34%) Mentoring
25 75 (7.92%) InDesign
26 74 (7.81%) Usability Testing
27 68 (7.18%) Service Design
28 65 (6.86%) Social Media

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 45 (4.75%) CMS
2 32 (3.38%) Marvel
3 15 (1.58%) WordPress
4 14 (1.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 14 (1.48%) WebSphere
5 8 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (0.74%) IIS
7 6 (0.63%) Ethereum
8 4 (0.42%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.42%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.32%) Drupal
9 3 (0.32%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.21%) Moodle
10 2 (0.21%) Mule
10 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.11%) Confluence
11 1 (0.11%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.11%) Totara
Applications
1 248 (26.19%) Photoshop
2 224 (23.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 192 (20.27%) InVision
4 151 (15.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 75 (7.92%) InDesign
6 53 (5.60%) OmniGraffle
7 28 (2.96%) Microsoft Office
8 25 (2.64%) Adobe After Effects
9 23 (2.43%) UXPin
10 14 (1.48%) Fireworks
11 8 (0.84%) Adobe Premiere
12 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
13 4 (0.42%) Flinto
14 2 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 2 (0.21%) Moqups
14 2 (0.21%) Pixate
15 1 (0.11%) Adobe Captivate
15 1 (0.11%) Camtasia
15 1 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
15 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
2 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.21%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.11%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 62 (6.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 20 (2.11%) SaaS
3 17 (1.80%) Boomi
4 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (0.74%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.63%) Office 365
7 5 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.32%) PaaS
10 2 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.21%) GitHub
10 2 (0.21%) IaaS
10 2 (0.21%) Serverless
11 1 (0.11%) npm
11 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 27 (2.85%) Internet
2 13 (1.37%) SAN
3 8 (0.84%) Intranet
4 5 (0.53%) HTTP
5 3 (0.32%) Firewall
5 3 (0.32%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.21%) Broadband
6 2 (0.21%) Network Security
6 2 (0.21%) Skype
7 1 (0.11%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.11%) LAN
7 1 (0.11%) NAS
7 1 (0.11%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (0.11%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.11%) Wireless
7 1 (0.11%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.16%) Big Data
4 9 (0.95%) MySQL
5 6 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.63%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.32%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.21%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.21%) DataStage
8 2 (0.21%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (0.21%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.21%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.21%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.21%) Spatial Data
8 2 (0.21%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 145 (15.31%) Axure RP
2 57 (6.02%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 11 (1.16%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.06%) Dreamweaver
5 7 (0.74%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.63%) Subversion
7 5 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.32%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.21%) gulp
9 2 (0.21%) JIRA
10 1 (0.11%) Bower
10 1 (0.11%) Gradle
10 1 (0.11%) Grunt
10 1 (0.11%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.11%) JMeter
10 1 (0.11%) JUnit
10 1 (0.11%) Maven
10 1 (0.11%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.11%) Mockito
10 1 (0.11%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 161 (17.00%) Marketing
2 152 (16.05%) Finance
3 113 (11.93%) Retail
4 65 (6.86%) Banking
5 40 (4.22%) Games
6 37 (3.91%) Advertising
7 21 (2.22%) Legal
8 19 (2.01%) Telecoms
9 17 (1.80%) Automotive
10 14 (1.48%) Publishing
11 11 (1.16%) Retail Banking
12 10 (1.06%) Investment Banking
13 9 (0.95%) Private Banking
14 8 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
14 8 (0.84%) Multimedia
15 6 (0.63%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.63%) Law
16 4 (0.42%) Back Office
16 4 (0.42%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (29.36%) HTML
2 264 (27.88%) CSS
3 92 (9.71%) HTML5
4 59 (6.23%) CSS3
5 35 (3.70%) AngularJS
6 32 (3.38%) Sass
7 30 (3.17%) jQuery
8 26 (2.75%) Framer.js
9 19 (2.01%) XML
10 17 (1.80%) React
10 17 (1.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 13 (1.37%) Flash
12 12 (1.27%) Natural Language Processing
13 11 (1.16%) XSLT
14 10 (1.06%) .NET
14 10 (1.06%) JSON
15 9 (0.95%) J2EE
15 9 (0.95%) Java EE
15 9 (0.95%) REST
16 8 (0.84%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 676 (71.38%) User Experience
2 121 (12.78%) Mobile App
3 91 (9.61%) Graphic Design
4 65 (6.86%) Social Media
5 55 (5.81%) Fintech
6 44 (4.65%) Greenfield Project
7 29 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
8 28 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (2.75%) Animation
10 15 (1.58%) Photography
11 13 (1.37%) EMC VMAX
11 13 (1.37%) EMC VNX
12 12 (1.27%) Clustering
12 12 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
13 11 (1.16%) Management Information System
13 11 (1.16%) Online Banking
14 9 (0.95%) Video Editing
15 7 (0.74%) Online Games
16 6 (0.63%) Bitcoin
16 6 (0.63%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 34 (3.59%) Android
2 33 (3.48%) Apple iOS
3 24 (2.53%) Windows
4 17 (1.80%) Linux
5 14 (1.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.06%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.42%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.32%) Nucleus RTOS
9 3 (0.32%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.21%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.11%) AIX
11 1 (0.11%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 362 (38.23%) Wireframes
2 270 (28.51%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (23.55%) Prototyping
4 126 (13.31%) Typography
5 115 (12.14%) E-Commerce
6 93 (9.82%) Information Architecture
7 81 (8.55%) Visualisation
8 79 (8.34%) Mentoring
8 79 (8.34%) Responsive Web Design
9 74 (7.81%) Usability Testing
10 68 (7.18%) Service Design
11 64 (6.76%) Web Design
12 56 (5.91%) Project Management
13 47 (4.96%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
14 45 (4.75%) Analytics
15 44 (4.65%) B2B
16 43 (4.54%) Collaborative Working
16 43 (4.54%) Front End Development
17 42 (4.44%) Scrum
18 40 (4.22%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 152 (16.05%) JavaScript
2 27 (2.85%) SQL
3 12 (1.27%) PHP
4 9 (0.95%) Java
4 9 (0.95%) Python
5 7 (0.74%) C
5 7 (0.74%) C#
6 4 (0.42%) ActionScript
7 3 (0.32%) ActionScript 3.0
7 3 (0.32%) ES6
8 2 (0.21%) C++
8 2 (0.21%) Go
8 2 (0.21%) Ruby
8 2 (0.21%) Scala
9 1 (0.11%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.11%) Perl
9 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 173 (18.27%) Degree
2 13 (1.37%) Master's Degree
3 10 (1.06%) SC Cleared
3 10 (1.06%) Security Cleared
4 6 (0.63%) DV Cleared
4 6 (0.63%) ISEB
5 3 (0.32%) MCSE
5 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.21%) AAT
6 2 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.11%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.11%) CCIE
7 1 (0.11%) CCIE Security
7 1 (0.11%) CCNA
7 1 (0.11%) CCNP
7 1 (0.11%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.22%) QA
2 8 (0.84%) WCAG
3 4 (0.42%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.32%) MiFID
5 2 (0.21%) WAI
6 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.11%) GDPR
6 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (1.58%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.21%) Firmware
4 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.11%) NFS
5 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (1.48%) SCCM
1 14 (1.48%) SCOM
2 12 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
2 12 (1.27%) SCOrch
2 12 (1.27%) Simpana
3 3 (0.32%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.21%) Ambari
4 2 (0.21%) Ansible
4 2 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.11%) EMC TimeFinder
5 1 (0.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.11%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.11%) Puppet
5 1 (0.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 334 (35.27%) Adobe
2 49 (5.17%) Microsoft
3 19 (2.01%) Cisco
3 19 (2.01%) VMware
4 18 (1.90%) Google
5 17 (1.80%) Dell
6 16 (1.69%) HP
6 16 (1.69%) TIBCO
7 15 (1.58%) Apple
7 15 (1.58%) Oracle
8 13 (1.37%) EMC
8 13 (1.37%) Red Hat
9 12 (1.27%) CommVault
9 12 (1.27%) webMethods
10 7 (0.74%) SAP
11 6 (0.63%) MuleSoft
12 5 (0.53%) Facebook
12 5 (0.53%) Twitter
13 4 (0.42%) Hotjar
13 4 (0.42%) Samsung