The median annual salary for a Designer was - in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 3 months to 28 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 57 41
Rank change year-on-year -1 -16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 3 2 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.56% 0.42% 4.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.43% 4.57%
Number of salaries quoted 0 2 4
Median salary - £20,000 £35,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -44.05%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.16% -4.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 489 465 481
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 91.40% 97.69% 96.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1455 1509 1460
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.91%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Merseyside

Designer
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Designer in Merseyside.

Salary trend for Designer in Merseyside

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

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

1 7 (58.33%) B2B
2 6 (50.00%) Web Design
3 4 (33.33%) Marketing
4 3 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (25.00%) Office 365
4 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (25.00%) Photoshop
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
4 3 (25.00%) B2C
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Adobe
4 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (16.67%) InDesign
5 2 (16.67%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (16.67%) CINEMA 4D
5 2 (16.67%) User Experience
5 2 (16.67%) iPad
5 2 (16.67%) Graphic Design
5 2 (16.67%) Animation
6 1 (8.33%) Creative Marketing
6 1 (8.33%) Matrix Management
6 1 (8.33%) Wireframes
6 1 (8.33%) Prototyping
6 1 (8.33%) Marvel
6 1 (8.33%) Retail

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Marvel
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 3 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (25.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (16.67%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (16.67%) CINEMA 4D
2 2 (16.67%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
General
1 4 (33.33%) Marketing
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Animation
1 2 (16.67%) Graphic Design
1 2 (16.67%) iPad
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) B2B
2 6 (50.00%) Web Design
3 3 (25.00%) B2C
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Creative Marketing
4 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (8.33%) Matrix Management
4 1 (8.33%) Prototyping
4 1 (8.33%) Wireframes
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Adobe
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft