Period
to 22 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Designer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

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

Designer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
22 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 162 199 192
Rank change year-on-year +37 -7 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 70 89 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.24% 1.31% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.36% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 64 61 76
Manchester median annual salary £40,000 £42,291 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.42% +15.08% -4.55%
10th Percentile £30,500 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £64,250 £65,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £37,686 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -11.33% +13.33% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Permanent vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 5,440 6,556 7,219
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.61% 96.53% 97.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4,372 5,511 5,983
Manchester median annual salary £47,500 £45,357 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.73% +0.79% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £72,500 £66,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Manchester

Designer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Designer in Manchester

Designer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Manchester over the 6 months to 22 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Designer in Manchester

Designer
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 22 January 2020. 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
Salford -6 2 - - 3
Bury - 2 £50,000 -
Designer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, Designer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Manchester region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 50 (71.43%) User Experience
2 23 (32.86%) User Stories
2 23 (32.86%) HTML
2 23 (32.86%) CSS
3 22 (31.43%) Wireframes
4 21 (30.00%) Sketch
5 19 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (25.71%) JavaScript
7 15 (21.43%) Prototyping
8 14 (20.00%) Finance
9 13 (18.57%) E-Commerce
9 13 (18.57%) Personalization
9 13 (18.57%) Coaching
10 12 (17.14%) A/B Testing
10 12 (17.14%) Mobile App
10 12 (17.14%) Analytics
11 11 (15.71%) Apple iOS
11 11 (15.71%) Android
11 11 (15.71%) Photoshop
11 11 (15.71%) Adobe Illustrator
12 10 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (14.29%) InVision
13 9 (12.86%) Copywriting
13 9 (12.86%) Adobe
13 9 (12.86%) Project Management
14 8 (11.43%) Web Design
14 8 (11.43%) Usability Testing
14 8 (11.43%) Adaptive Web Design
15 7 (10.00%) C#
16 6 (8.57%) Java

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.43%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (30.00%) Sketch
2 11 (15.71%) Adobe Illustrator
2 11 (15.71%) Photoshop
3 10 (14.29%) InVision
4 5 (7.14%) Figma
5 4 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (2.86%) InDesign
6 2 (2.86%) UserZoom
7 1 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (1.43%) Adobe XD
7 1 (1.43%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 3 (4.29%) GitHub
2 2 (2.86%) SaaS
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.43%) AWS
3 1 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) Broadband
1 2 (2.86%) Ethernet
1 2 (2.86%) LLU
2 1 (1.43%) Internet
2 1 (1.43%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Ant
1 3 (4.29%) Artifactory
1 3 (4.29%) Cucumber
1 3 (4.29%) Gradle
1 3 (4.29%) JUnit
1 3 (4.29%) Maven
1 3 (4.29%) Sonatype Nexus
1 3 (4.29%) Subversion
2 2 (2.86%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.43%) Balsamiq
General
1 14 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Banking
2 3 (4.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.86%) Billing
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Games
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.43%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (32.86%) CSS
1 23 (32.86%) HTML
2 3 (4.29%) Java EE
2 3 (4.29%) React
2 3 (4.29%) React Native
2 3 (4.29%) Spring
2 3 (4.29%) Spring Boot
3 2 (2.86%) .NET
3 2 (2.86%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.86%) HTML5
3 2 (2.86%) Vue.js
4 1 (1.43%) CSS3
4 1 (1.43%) RESTful
4 1 (1.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.43%) VXML
4 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (71.43%) User Experience
2 12 (17.14%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.29%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.29%) Life Science
3 3 (4.29%) NHS
4 2 (2.86%) e-Learning
4 2 (2.86%) Graphic Design
4 2 (2.86%) Robotics
4 2 (2.86%) SCORM
4 2 (2.86%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.43%) Animation
5 1 (1.43%) Blog
5 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.71%) Android
1 11 (15.71%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.86%) User Stories
2 22 (31.43%) Wireframes
3 19 (27.14%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (21.43%) Prototyping
5 13 (18.57%) Coaching
5 13 (18.57%) E-Commerce
5 13 (18.57%) Personalization
6 12 (17.14%) A/B Testing
6 12 (17.14%) Analytics
7 10 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (12.86%) Copywriting
8 9 (12.86%) Project Management
9 8 (11.43%) Adaptive Web Design
9 8 (11.43%) Usability Testing
9 8 (11.43%) Web Design
10 6 (8.57%) Fintech
10 6 (8.57%) Mentoring
10 6 (8.57%) Qualitative Research
10 6 (8.57%) Quantitative Research
10 6 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.71%) JavaScript
2 7 (10.00%) C#
3 6 (8.57%) Java
4 3 (4.29%) C
4 3 (4.29%) Kotlin
4 3 (4.29%) SQL
5 2 (2.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (7.14%) Degree
2 3 (4.29%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (12.86%) Adobe
2 3 (4.29%) Kony
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle
4 1 (1.43%) Acme Packet
4 1 (1.43%) BMC
4 1 (1.43%) Genesys
4 1 (1.43%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.43%) Remedy
4 1 (1.43%) Serena
4 1 (1.43%) Verint