Period
to 8 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Designer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 136 177 194
Rank change year-on-year +41 +17 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 41 100 90
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 1.29% 1.53% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.59% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 34 70 75
Median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
10th Percentile £34,125 £28,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £64,625 £55,250 £53,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +14.29%

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 3,036 6,291 7,024
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.74% 96.18% 96.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,555 4,885 5,871
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,750 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
North West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 - 2 £46,250 -
Bolton +21 1 £55,000 +134.04% 1
Stockport - 1 £21,000 -
Designer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 (87.80%) User Experience
2 19 (46.34%) Wireframes
3 13 (31.71%) HTML
4 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
4 12 (29.27%) CSS
4 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (24.39%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (24.39%) Adobe
5 10 (24.39%) Sketch
6 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (19.51%) Prototyping
7 8 (19.51%) Photoshop
8 7 (17.07%) Marketing
8 7 (17.07%) InVision
8 7 (17.07%) Mobile App
9 6 (14.63%) Axure RP
9 6 (14.63%) E-Commerce
10 5 (12.20%) Scrum
10 5 (12.20%) Business Analysis
10 5 (12.20%) A/B Testing
11 4 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (9.76%) Service Design
11 4 (9.76%) Analytics
11 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
11 4 (9.76%) QA
12 3 (7.32%) Advertising
12 3 (7.32%) Project Management
12 3 (7.32%) Finance
12 3 (7.32%) Web Design
12 3 (7.32%) Usability Testing

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:

Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (24.39%) Sketch
2 8 (19.51%) Photoshop
3 7 (17.07%) InVision
4 3 (7.32%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (7.32%) Zeplin
5 2 (4.88%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (2.44%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (2.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (2.44%) Adobe XD
6 1 (2.44%) Marvel
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Axure RP
General
1 7 (17.07%) Marketing
2 3 (7.32%) Advertising
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (31.71%) HTML
2 12 (29.27%) CSS
3 3 (7.32%) HTML5
4 2 (4.88%) AngularJS
4 2 (4.88%) CSS3
4 2 (4.88%) Framer.js
5 1 (2.44%) .NET
5 1 (2.44%) Angular 2
5 1 (2.44%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (2.44%) React
5 1 (2.44%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (87.80%) User Experience
2 9 (21.95%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (17.07%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.88%) Animation
5 1 (2.44%) Blog
5 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.44%) Social Media
5 1 (2.44%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Android
1 3 (7.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (46.34%) Wireframes
2 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.51%) Prototyping
4 6 (14.63%) E-Commerce
5 5 (12.20%) A/B Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Business Analysis
5 5 (12.20%) Scrum
6 4 (9.76%) Analytics
6 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
6 4 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (9.76%) Service Design
7 3 (7.32%) Conversion Rate Optimisation
7 3 (7.32%) Decision-Making
7 3 (7.32%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.32%) OpenUP
7 3 (7.32%) Project Management
7 3 (7.32%) Psychology
7 3 (7.32%) Usability Testing
7 3 (7.32%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 3 (7.32%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.44%) R
2 1 (2.44%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) WCAG
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Adobe
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft