The median annual salary for a Designer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 135 124
Rank change year-on-year -23 -11  
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 47 46 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.14% 1.32% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.34% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 29 40 43
Median salary £45,000 £41,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.08% +26.92%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £24,600
10% offered a salary of more than £53,800 £57,750 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33%  

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 4048 3423 3240
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 97.92% 98.11% 96.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3462 2949 2704
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 24 June 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 24 June 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
Salford - 5 - -
Rochdale -2 2 £58,750 +17.50% 1
Cheadle - 1 £55,000 -
Designer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 43 (44.33%) User Experience
2 39 (40.21%) HTML
3 34 (35.05%) CSS
4 30 (30.93%) Wireframes
5 28 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (25.77%) JavaScript
7 21 (21.65%) Java
8 20 (20.62%) Adobe
8 20 (20.62%) HTML5
8 20 (20.62%) CSS3
9 19 (19.59%) Degree
10 18 (18.56%) Marketing
10 18 (18.56%) SQL
11 16 (16.49%) Photoshop
11 16 (16.49%) Prototyping
12 15 (15.46%) Ethernet
13 14 (14.43%) C++
13 14 (14.43%) Oracle
14 13 (13.40%) .NET
14 13 (13.40%) C#
14 13 (13.40%) Adobe Illustrator
14 13 (13.40%) jQuery
14 13 (13.40%) InVision
15 12 (12.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 11 (11.34%) Telecoms
16 11 (11.34%) Retail
16 11 (11.34%) AngularJS
16 11 (11.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 10 (10.31%) Mobile App
17 10 (10.31%) Analytics

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 8 (8.25%) CMS
2 6 (6.19%) EPiServer
3 4 (4.12%) IIS
4 3 (3.09%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.03%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.03%) Confluence
5 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.03%) Marvel
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.03%) Totara
Applications
1 16 (16.49%) Photoshop
2 13 (13.40%) Adobe Illustrator
2 13 (13.40%) InVision
3 12 (12.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (8.25%) UXPin
5 7 (7.22%) InDesign
6 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Excel
6 5 (5.15%) MS Visio
7 4 (4.12%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (2.06%) Fireworks
8 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
9 1 (1.03%) Acrobat
9 1 (1.03%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (1.03%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (1.03%) Camtasia
9 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (1.03%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.03%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.22%) Google Analytics
2 3 (3.09%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.03%) IaaS
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.46%) Ethernet
2 8 (8.25%) Asterisk PBX
2 8 (8.25%) Broadband
2 8 (8.25%) DNS
2 8 (8.25%) Firewall
2 8 (8.25%) IPv6
2 8 (8.25%) LLU
2 8 (8.25%) TACACS
2 8 (8.25%) VoIP
2 8 (8.25%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (7.22%) Internet
3 7 (7.22%) WAN
4 5 (5.15%) MPLS
5 1 (1.03%) BGP
5 1 (1.03%) HSRP
5 1 (1.03%) Junos
5 1 (1.03%) MRTG
5 1 (1.03%) OSPF
5 1 (1.03%) SNMP
5 1 (1.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.03%) Big Data
1 1 (1.03%) DB2
1 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (9.28%) Axure RP
1 9 (9.28%) Git (software)
2 8 (8.25%) NUnit
3 7 (7.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 7 (7.22%) JIRA
4 6 (6.19%) ReSharper
4 6 (6.19%) SonarQube
4 6 (6.19%) Subversion
5 2 (2.06%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (2.06%) MSTest
6 1 (1.03%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.03%) Gradle
6 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.03%) JUnit
6 1 (1.03%) Lombardi
6 1 (1.03%) Maven
6 1 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 18 (18.56%) Marketing
2 11 (11.34%) Retail
2 11 (11.34%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.22%) Advertising
4 6 (6.19%) Law
5 3 (3.09%) Finance
5 3 (3.09%) Games
6 2 (2.06%) Publishing
7 1 (1.03%) Banking
7 1 (1.03%) Music Industry
7 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (40.21%) HTML
2 34 (35.05%) CSS
3 20 (20.62%) CSS3
3 20 (20.62%) HTML5
4 13 (13.40%) .NET
4 13 (13.40%) jQuery
5 11 (11.34%) AngularJS
5 11 (11.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 10 (10.31%) .NET Framework
7 8 (8.25%) XML
8 6 (6.19%) Node.js
8 6 (6.19%) XML Schema
8 6 (6.19%) XSLT
9 2 (2.06%) LINQ
9 2 (2.06%) WCF
9 2 (2.06%) Web Services
9 2 (2.06%) WF
9 2 (2.06%) WPF
10 1 (1.03%) Java EE
10 1 (1.03%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 43 (44.33%) User Experience
2 10 (10.31%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.15%) Graphic Design
4 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.09%) Animation
5 3 (3.09%) iPad
5 3 (3.09%) Social Media
6 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.06%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.06%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.06%) e-Learning
6 2 (2.06%) FMCG
6 2 (2.06%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.03%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.03%) Fintech
7 1 (1.03%) Learning Management System
7 1 (1.03%) Motion Graphics
7 1 (1.03%) Video Editing
7 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.03%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.93%) Wireframes
2 28 (28.87%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (16.49%) Prototyping
4 10 (10.31%) Analytics
4 10 (10.31%) E-Commerce
4 10 (10.31%) Responsive Web Design
5 9 (9.28%) Information Architecture
5 9 (9.28%) User Stories
5 9 (9.28%) Web Design
6 8 (8.25%) Network Design
6 8 (8.25%) Network Management
6 8 (8.25%) OO
6 8 (8.25%) Scrum
6 8 (8.25%) Usability Testing
7 7 (7.22%) Network Planning
8 6 (6.19%) SDLC
8 6 (6.19%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.15%) Digital Marketing
9 5 (5.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (5.15%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.77%) JavaScript
2 21 (21.65%) Java
3 18 (18.56%) SQL
4 14 (14.43%) C++
5 13 (13.40%) C#
6 6 (6.19%) Python
6 6 (6.19%) XPath
7 4 (4.12%) PHP
8 3 (3.09%) C
8 3 (3.09%) Perl
9 2 (2.06%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (19.59%) Degree
2 7 (7.22%) CCNP
2 7 (7.22%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.06%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.03%) ISEB
4 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.03%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.25%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.06%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (8.25%) Nagios
1 8 (8.25%) OpenNMS
2 3 (3.09%) Puppet
2 3 (3.09%) RANCID
2 3 (3.09%) SCCM
3 1 (1.03%) Cacti
3 1 (1.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (20.62%) Adobe
2 14 (14.43%) Oracle
3 7 (7.22%) Google
4 3 (3.09%) Brocade
4 3 (3.09%) Cisco
4 3 (3.09%) Ericsson
4 3 (3.09%) Foundry
4 3 (3.09%) Huawei
4 3 (3.09%) HubSpot
4 3 (3.09%) Juniper
4 3 (3.09%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.09%) ZyXEL
5 2 (2.06%) Facebook
5 2 (2.06%) Twitter
6 1 (1.03%) Apigee
6 1 (1.03%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.03%) IBM
6 1 (1.03%) Telerik
6 1 (1.03%) Thunderhead
6 1 (1.03%) VMware
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