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The median annual salary for a Designer was £53,112 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

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
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 154 163 138
Rank change year-on-year +9 -25 +44
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 114 62 40
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.97% 1.29% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.39% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 83 54 32
10th Percentile £35,607 £35,075 £33,875
25th Percentile £45,000 £38,375 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,112 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.22% +11.11% +20.00%
75th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £75,000 £64,875
North West median annual salary £53,112 £50,353 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.48% +11.90% +20.00%

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 5,457 4,452 2,969
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.07% 92.54% 95.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3,828 3,516 2,514
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £31,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £71,250 £66,250 £61,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £70,000
North West median annual salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +11.11%

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Salford - 4 £47,500 - 1
Oldham - 3 - -
Designer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, Designer job roles required the following 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 71 (62.28%) User Experience
2 64 (56.14%) UX Design
3 49 (42.98%) User Research
4 44 (38.60%) Agile
5 42 (36.84%) Wireframes
6 35 (30.70%) HTML
7 34 (29.82%) Design Thinking
8 29 (25.44%) Figma
8 29 (25.44%) CSS
8 29 (25.44%) Time Management
9 28 (24.56%) SaaS
10 27 (23.68%) Sketch
11 25 (21.93%) UX Research
11 25 (21.93%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (21.05%) Usability Testing
13 23 (20.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 23 (20.18%) Accessibility
14 22 (19.30%) Data Integration
14 22 (19.30%) Games
15 21 (18.42%) Self-Motivation
16 20 (17.54%) Journey Map
16 20 (17.54%) Analytics
16 20 (17.54%) Finance
17 19 (16.67%) Adobe
17 19 (16.67%) Marketing
18 18 (15.79%) Adobe Illustrator
18 18 (15.79%) Interaction Design
19 17 (14.91%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
19 17 (14.91%) Prototyping
19 17 (14.91%) InVision

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 7 (6.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.75%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.88%) CMS
Applications
1 27 (23.68%) Sketch
2 18 (15.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 17 (14.91%) InVision
3 17 (14.91%) Photoshop
4 8 (7.02%) Chatbot
4 8 (7.02%) EngageOne
5 7 (6.14%) Adobe Captivate
5 7 (6.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 6 (5.26%) Adobe XD
7 3 (2.63%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (2.63%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (1.75%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (1.75%) InDesign
9 1 (0.88%) Marvel
9 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
9 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
9 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (25.44%) Figma
2 28 (24.56%) SaaS
3 14 (12.28%) Matillion
3 14 (12.28%) Slack
3 14 (12.28%) Snowflake
4 4 (3.51%) AWS
5 3 (2.63%) Azure
6 1 (0.88%) GitHub
6 1 (0.88%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.02%) SMS
2 6 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.75%) ATM
3 2 (1.75%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (1.75%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (1.75%) LAN
3 2 (1.75%) Wireless
3 2 (1.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.75%) Big Data
1 2 (1.75%) Data Lake
1 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (1.75%) DataStage
1 2 (1.75%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Axure RP
1 2 (1.75%) JIRA
2 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (0.88%) Selenium
General
1 23 (20.18%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 22 (19.30%) Games
3 20 (17.54%) Finance
4 19 (16.67%) Marketing
5 15 (13.16%) Social Skills
6 14 (12.28%) Organisational Skills
7 12 (10.53%) Public Sector
8 9 (7.89%) Presentation Skills
9 8 (7.02%) Banking
10 7 (6.14%) Legal
10 7 (6.14%) Multimedia
11 5 (4.39%) Esports
12 2 (1.75%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (1.75%) Law
12 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.88%) Publishing
13 1 (0.88%) Retail
13 1 (0.88%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.88%) Wearables
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (30.70%) HTML
2 29 (25.44%) CSS
3 7 (6.14%) HTML5
4 2 (1.75%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.75%) JSON
4 2 (1.75%) Kafka
4 2 (1.75%) RAML
4 2 (1.75%) REST
5 1 (0.88%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.88%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 71 (62.28%) User Experience
2 21 (18.42%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (13.16%) Animation
4 14 (12.28%) Blog
4 14 (12.28%) Low-Code
5 9 (7.89%) Mobile App
6 8 (7.02%) Social Media
7 7 (6.14%) e-Learning
7 7 (6.14%) Learning Management System
7 7 (6.14%) Management Information System
7 7 (6.14%) Podcast
8 6 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (4.39%) Virtual Team
10 3 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (1.75%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.75%) Graphic Design
11 2 (1.75%) PKI
11 2 (1.75%) Video on Demand
12 1 (0.88%) Online Banking
12 1 (0.88%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.14%) Android
1 7 (6.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (56.14%) UX Design
2 49 (42.98%) User Research
3 44 (38.60%) Agile
4 42 (36.84%) Wireframes
5 34 (29.82%) Design Thinking
6 29 (25.44%) Time Management
7 25 (21.93%) Problem-Solving
7 25 (21.93%) UX Research
8 24 (21.05%) Usability Testing
9 22 (19.30%) Data Integration
10 20 (17.54%) Analytics
10 20 (17.54%) Journey Map
11 18 (15.79%) Interaction Design
12 17 (14.91%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
12 17 (14.91%) Prototyping
13 16 (14.04%) Product Strategy
14 15 (13.16%) Responsive Web Design
14 15 (13.16%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 14 (12.28%) Customer Journey Map
15 14 (12.28%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.88%) C#
1 1 (0.88%) Java
1 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
1 1 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.65%) Degree
2 11 (9.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.63%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (20.18%) Accessibility
2 8 (7.02%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 19 (16.67%) Adobe
2 17 (14.91%) Cisco
3 16 (14.04%) Informatica
4 14 (12.28%) Databricks
4 14 (12.28%) DocuSign
4 14 (12.28%) MuleSoft
5 2 (1.75%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.75%) SAP
6 1 (0.88%) BT
6 1 (0.88%) Fortinet
6 1 (0.88%) Palo Alto
6 1 (0.88%) Sun
6 1 (0.88%) VMware