Period
to 16 September 2021

The median annual salary for a UX Designer was £62,500 in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 16 September 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

User Experience Designer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 209 145 205
Rank change year-on-year -64 +60 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a UX Designer 27 20 63
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Manchester 0.51% 0.74% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.77% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 20 16 63
10th Percentile £34,675 £36,250 £29,100
25th Percentile £37,813 £40,625 £30,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% +46.67% -6.25%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,813 £43,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £70,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +33.33% -6.25%

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 4,943 2,596 6,346
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.79% 96.11% 96.27%
Number of salaries quoted 3,862 2,243 5,075
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £70,000 £70,000
North West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +3.45%

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured UX Designer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for UX Designer in Manchester

UX Designer
Salary Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing UX Designer in Manchester.

Salary trend for UX Designer in Manchester

UX Designer
Salary Histogram in Manchester

Salary distribution for jobs citing UX Designer in Manchester over the 6 months to 16 September 2021.

Salary histogram for UX Designer in Manchester

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2021, UX 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 UX Designer in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) User Experience
2 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (40.74%) HTML
3 11 (40.74%) CSS
3 11 (40.74%) Wireframes
3 11 (40.74%) Sketch
4 8 (29.63%) Service Design
4 8 (29.63%) Figma
5 7 (25.93%) User Research
5 7 (25.93%) Adobe
6 6 (22.22%) SaaS
6 6 (22.22%) Android
6 6 (22.22%) Coaching
6 6 (22.22%) Axure RP
6 6 (22.22%) Apple iOS
6 6 (22.22%) Social Skills
7 5 (18.52%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 5 (18.52%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (18.52%) Decision-Making
7 5 (18.52%) Prototyping
7 5 (18.52%) InVision
7 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
7 5 (18.52%) Finance
8 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
8 4 (14.81%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 4 (14.81%) Analytics
8 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
8 4 (14.81%) Product Roadmap
8 4 (14.81%) Accessibility
9 3 (11.11%) Workshop Facilitation

UX 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 3 (11.11%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (40.74%) Sketch
2 8 (29.63%) Figma
3 5 (18.52%) InVision
4 2 (7.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (7.41%) Adobe XD
4 2 (7.41%) Photoshop
5 1 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (3.70%) Zeplin
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) SaaS
2 4 (14.81%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Azure
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Axure RP
2 1 (3.70%) Balsamiq
General
1 6 (22.22%) Social Skills
2 5 (18.52%) Finance
3 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
4 2 (7.41%) Games
4 2 (7.41%) Legal
5 1 (3.70%) Banking
5 1 (3.70%) Front Office
5 1 (3.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 1 (3.70%) Marketing
5 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (40.74%) CSS
1 11 (40.74%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 1 (3.70%) React
Miscellaneous
1 27 (100.00%) User Experience
2 4 (14.81%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.70%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Android
1 6 (22.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) Wireframes
3 8 (29.63%) Service Design
4 7 (25.93%) User Research
5 6 (22.22%) Coaching
6 5 (18.52%) Collaborative Working
6 5 (18.52%) Decision-Making
6 5 (18.52%) Prototyping
6 5 (18.52%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 4 (14.81%) Analytics
7 4 (14.81%) Product Roadmap
8 3 (11.11%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
8 3 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (11.11%) Workflow
8 3 (11.11%) Workshop Facilitation
9 2 (7.41%) A/B Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (7.41%) Community of Practice
9 2 (7.41%) Design Thinking
9 2 (7.41%) Lean UX
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.41%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) Accessibility
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Adobe