Period
to 25 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Designer was £50,353 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 169 136 165
Rank change year-on-year -33 +29 +37
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 64 26 111
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.18% 1.00% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.04% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 52 22 92
10th Percentile £35,025 £37,700 £30,500
25th Percentile £39,782 £41,375 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,353 £55,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.45% +46.67% -
75th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £45,813
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £57,478
North West median annual salary £54,500 £51,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.34% +36.67% -6.25%

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 5,020 2,492 6,371
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.57% 96.10% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 3,914 2,190 5,126
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £51,375 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.19% +14.17% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £71,250 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.27%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Manchester

Designer
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Designer in Manchester

Designer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing Designer in Manchester over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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
Bolton -12 3 £41,697 -24.19%
Designer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 36 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (53.13%) User Experience
3 20 (31.25%) HTML
4 19 (29.69%) Service Design
5 18 (28.13%) CSS
6 17 (26.56%) Wireframes
7 16 (25.00%) Sketch
8 13 (20.31%) Finance
8 13 (20.31%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 13 (20.31%) Social Skills
8 13 (20.31%) User Research
9 11 (17.19%) Games
9 11 (17.19%) Analytics
9 11 (17.19%) Mobile App
10 10 (15.63%) InVision
10 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
10 10 (15.63%) Decision-Making
11 9 (14.06%) Adobe
11 9 (14.06%) Prototyping
12 8 (12.50%) AWS
12 8 (12.50%) Animation
12 8 (12.50%) Figma
13 7 (10.94%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (10.94%) Interaction Design
13 7 (10.94%) SaaS
13 7 (10.94%) Virtual Team
13 7 (10.94%) API Integration
14 6 (9.38%) Android
14 6 (9.38%) Coaching
14 6 (9.38%) DevOps

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 3 (4.69%) CICS
1 3 (4.69%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (25.00%) Sketch
2 10 (15.63%) InVision
3 8 (12.50%) Figma
4 6 (9.38%) Photoshop
5 2 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (3.13%) Adobe XD
6 1 (1.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (1.56%) Marvel
6 1 (1.56%) Zeplin
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.50%) AWS
2 7 (10.94%) SaaS
3 4 (6.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (3.13%) Google Analytics
4 2 (3.13%) Silverpop
5 1 (1.56%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.69%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Axure RP
2 1 (1.56%) Balsamiq
General
1 13 (20.31%) Finance
1 13 (20.31%) Social Skills
2 11 (17.19%) Games
3 4 (6.25%) Inclusion and Diversity
3 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.69%) Influencing Skills
4 3 (4.69%) Marketing
5 2 (3.13%) Legal
6 1 (1.56%) Advertising
6 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.56%) Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Front Office
6 1 (1.56%) Police
6 1 (1.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (31.25%) HTML
2 18 (28.13%) CSS
3 4 (6.25%) Web Services
4 3 (4.69%) Middleware
5 2 (3.13%) EDI
5 2 (3.13%) jQuery
5 2 (3.13%) React
5 2 (3.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 34 (53.13%) User Experience
2 11 (17.19%) Mobile App
3 8 (12.50%) Animation
4 7 (10.94%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (10.94%) Virtual Team
5 5 (7.81%) Reinsurance
6 4 (6.25%) NHS
7 3 (4.69%) BYOD
7 3 (4.69%) Data Centre
7 3 (4.69%) Graphic Design
7 3 (4.69%) Mainframe
7 3 (4.69%) VSAM
8 2 (3.13%) Acoustics
9 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.56%) e-Learning
9 1 (1.56%) Learning Management System
9 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.56%) Photography
9 1 (1.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.38%) Android
1 6 (9.38%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.69%) AIX
2 3 (4.69%) Linux
2 3 (4.69%) Solaris
2 3 (4.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.69%) Service Design
3 17 (26.56%) Wireframes
4 13 (20.31%) User Research
4 13 (20.31%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 11 (17.19%) Analytics
6 10 (15.63%) Decision-Making
7 9 (14.06%) Prototyping
8 7 (10.94%) API Integration
8 7 (10.94%) Interaction Design
9 6 (9.38%) Coaching
9 6 (9.38%) DevOps
9 6 (9.38%) Human-Centred Design
10 5 (7.81%) Collaborative Working
10 5 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (7.81%) Migration
10 5 (7.81%) Software Engineering
10 5 (7.81%) Strategic Thinking
10 5 (7.81%) Usability Testing
11 4 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.63%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.69%) COBOL
3 2 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (1.56%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) DBS Check
2 2 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) Accessibility
Vendors
1 9 (14.06%) Adobe
2 5 (7.81%) IBM
3 3 (4.69%) CA
3 3 (4.69%) VMware
4 2 (3.13%) Google