Period
to 20 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Designer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 132 173 198
Rank change year-on-year +41 +25 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 39 69 88
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.25% 1.23% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.27% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 45 64 64
Median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.57% +23.24%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £64,250 £65,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,795 £45,000
% change year-on-year +19.06% -16.01% +22.45%

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 3,029 5,427 6,467
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.77% 96.60% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2,671 4,411 5,500
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.83% +1.67%
10th Percentile £31,500 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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
Bury +9 3 £41,000 -18.00%
Bolton - 1 £55,000 -
Designer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 31 (79.49%) User Experience
2 17 (43.59%) Wireframes
3 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (28.21%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (28.21%) Adobe
4 11 (28.21%) Prototyping
5 10 (25.64%) Sketch
5 10 (25.64%) Photoshop
6 9 (23.08%) HTML
6 9 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (20.51%) Zeplin
7 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
8 7 (17.95%) CSS
9 6 (15.38%) Web Design
9 6 (15.38%) Axure RP
9 6 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
9 6 (15.38%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 6 (15.38%) InVision
10 5 (12.82%) Mobile App
10 5 (12.82%) Scrum
10 5 (12.82%) Marketing
11 4 (10.26%) C#
11 4 (10.26%) Games
11 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
11 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (10.26%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (10.26%) Framer.js
11 4 (10.26%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
11 4 (10.26%) Front End Development
11 4 (10.26%) Typography

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 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Adobe Illustrator
2 10 (25.64%) Photoshop
2 10 (25.64%) Sketch
3 8 (20.51%) Zeplin
4 6 (15.38%) InVision
5 2 (5.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (5.13%) Figma
5 2 (5.13%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (2.56%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (2.56%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (2.56%) InDesign
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 3 (7.69%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Axure RP
2 2 (5.13%) Balsamiq
3 1 (2.56%) JIRA
3 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (12.82%) Marketing
2 4 (10.26%) Games
3 3 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (2.56%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) HTML
2 7 (17.95%) CSS
3 4 (10.26%) Framer.js
4 3 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 3 (7.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 2 (5.13%) .NET
5 2 (5.13%) React
6 1 (2.56%) Ajax
6 1 (2.56%) Angular 2
6 1 (2.56%) Blazor
6 1 (2.56%) HTML5
6 1 (2.56%) jQuery
6 1 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (2.56%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (79.49%) User Experience
2 5 (12.82%) Mobile App
3 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.13%) Blog
4 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Android
1 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Wireframes
2 14 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.21%) Prototyping
4 9 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
5 6 (15.38%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 6 (15.38%) Web Design
6 5 (12.82%) Scrum
7 4 (10.26%) E-Commerce
7 4 (10.26%) Front End Development
7 4 (10.26%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
7 4 (10.26%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (10.26%) Service Design
7 4 (10.26%) Typography
8 3 (7.69%) Business Analysis
8 3 (7.69%) Innovative Thinking
8 3 (7.69%) Lean UX
8 3 (7.69%) OpenUP
8 3 (7.69%) User Stories
8 3 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.26%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) WCAG
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Adobe
2 1 (2.56%) JDA
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) SAP