The median annual salary for a Designer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 126 121
Rank change year-on-year -31 -5  
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 48 56 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.23% 1.64% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.69% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 33 46 65
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +12.06%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £26,250 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3797 3322 3666
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 96.99% 97.51% 96.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3184 2764 3007
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Designer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rochdale 0 6 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Salford - 3 - -
Bolton -11 2 £30,000 +33.33%
Cheadle - 2 £26,500 -
Designer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Manchester region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 53 (55.79%) User Experience
2 50 (52.63%) HTML
3 45 (47.37%) Wireframes
4 44 (46.32%) CSS
5 32 (33.68%) JavaScript
6 26 (27.37%) Prototyping
7 25 (26.32%) Adobe
8 23 (24.21%) Photoshop
9 22 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (23.16%) User Stories
10 21 (22.11%) Adobe Illustrator
11 18 (18.95%) E-Commerce
11 18 (18.95%) Information Architecture
12 17 (17.89%) Flash
12 17 (17.89%) Marketing
13 16 (16.84%) QA
13 16 (16.84%) InDesign
13 16 (16.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 16 (16.84%) Analytics
14 15 (15.79%) SQL
15 14 (14.74%) Degree
16 13 (13.68%) Web Analytics
16 13 (13.68%) Ethernet
16 13 (13.68%) HTML5
17 12 (12.63%) Feasibility Study
17 12 (12.63%) User Acceptance Testing
18 11 (11.58%) Web Design
18 11 (11.58%) Wi-Fi
18 11 (11.58%) Firewall
18 11 (11.58%) Retail

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 5 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (4.21%) CMS
2 4 (4.21%) WordPress
3 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.05%) Totara
Applications
1 23 (24.21%) Photoshop
2 21 (22.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (16.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 16 (16.84%) InDesign
4 6 (6.32%) Fireworks
4 6 (6.32%) InVision
4 6 (6.32%) MS Excel
5 5 (5.26%) UXPin
6 3 (3.16%) Adobe After Effects
7 2 (2.11%) Acrobat
7 2 (2.11%) MS Office
8 1 (1.05%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (1.05%) Camtasia
8 1 (1.05%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (1.05%) MS Project
8 1 (1.05%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.05%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (1.05%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (1.05%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.68%) Ethernet
2 11 (11.58%) Asterisk PBX
2 11 (11.58%) Broadband
2 11 (11.58%) DNS
2 11 (11.58%) Firewall
2 11 (11.58%) Internet
2 11 (11.58%) IPv6
2 11 (11.58%) TACACS
2 11 (11.58%) VoIP
2 11 (11.58%) WAN
2 11 (11.58%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (4.21%) MPLS
4 2 (2.11%) LLU
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.32%) Axure RP
2 6 (6.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (4.21%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (4.21%) MSTest
3 4 (4.21%) NUnit
4 2 (2.11%) JIRA
General
1 17 (17.89%) Marketing
2 11 (11.58%) Retail
3 8 (8.42%) Advertising
4 6 (6.32%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.16%) Games
6 2 (2.11%) Publishing
7 1 (1.05%) Finance
7 1 (1.05%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (52.63%) HTML
2 44 (46.32%) CSS
3 17 (17.89%) Flash
4 13 (13.68%) HTML5
5 11 (11.58%) CSS3
6 8 (8.42%) .NET
6 8 (8.42%) jQuery
7 6 (6.32%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.21%) LINQ
8 4 (4.21%) WCF
8 4 (4.21%) WF
8 4 (4.21%) WPF
8 4 (4.21%) XML
9 3 (3.16%) AngularJS
10 2 (2.11%) Sass
10 2 (2.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (1.05%) Ajax
11 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 53 (55.79%) User Experience
2 10 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 9 (9.47%) Fintech
4 8 (8.42%) Video on Demand
5 7 (7.37%) iPad
6 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (6.32%) Graphic Design
7 4 (4.21%) Digital Media
8 3 (3.16%) W3C
9 2 (2.11%) e-Learning
9 2 (2.11%) Social Media
10 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.05%) Learning Management System
10 1 (1.05%) Motion Graphics
10 1 (1.05%) Photography
10 1 (1.05%) Video Editing
10 1 (1.05%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
1 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
1 2 (2.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (47.37%) Wireframes
2 26 (27.37%) Prototyping
3 22 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (23.16%) User Stories
4 18 (18.95%) E-Commerce
4 18 (18.95%) Information Architecture
5 16 (16.84%) Analytics
6 13 (13.68%) Web Analytics
7 12 (12.63%) Feasibility Study
7 12 (12.63%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (11.58%) Network Design
8 11 (11.58%) Network Management
8 11 (11.58%) Network Planning
8 11 (11.58%) Web Design
9 9 (9.47%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (7.37%) Configuration Management
11 6 (6.32%) Kanban
11 6 (6.32%) Scrum
12 5 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 5 (5.26%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (33.68%) JavaScript
2 15 (15.79%) SQL
3 10 (10.53%) C++
3 10 (10.53%) Python
4 9 (9.47%) Java
5 8 (8.42%) C#
6 7 (7.37%) Perl
6 7 (7.37%) PHP
7 4 (4.21%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.21%) T-SQL
8 3 (3.16%) C
9 1 (1.05%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) Degree
2 11 (11.58%) CCNP
2 11 (11.58%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.05%) ISEB
3 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.84%) QA
2 11 (11.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (11.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (11.58%) Nagios
1 11 (11.58%) OpenNMS
2 7 (7.37%) Puppet
2 7 (7.37%) RANCID
2 7 (7.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (26.32%) Adobe
2 7 (7.37%) Brocade
2 7 (7.37%) Cisco
2 7 (7.37%) Ericsson
2 7 (7.37%) Foundry
2 7 (7.37%) Huawei
2 7 (7.37%) Juniper
2 7 (7.37%) ZyXEL
3 3 (3.16%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.16%) Oracle
4 2 (2.11%) Facebook
4 2 (2.11%) Twitter
5 1 (1.05%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.05%) Google
5 1 (1.05%) IBM
5 1 (1.05%) Kofax
5 1 (1.05%) Pega
5 1 (1.05%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.05%) Software AG
5 1 (1.05%) TIBCO
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rutherford Grant Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £14000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus + Additional Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago