Period
to 18 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Designer was £32,500 in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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

Designer
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 225 187
Rank change year-on-year -10 -38 +30
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 169 220 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.10% 1.21% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.25% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 130 186 246
Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,125
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -5.72% +10.82%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,875 £60,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +4.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Permanent vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 14798 17620 18049
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.71% 96.74% 96.87%
Number of salaries quoted 12224 13951 14876
Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the Midlands

Designer
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Designer in the Midlands

Designer
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Designer in the Midlands

Designer
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
West Midlands -5 117 £32,500 -7.14% 8
East Midlands +13 52 £32,000 -14.67% 2
Designer
England

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Midlands region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 90 (53.25%) User Experience
2 79 (46.75%) Adobe
3 73 (43.20%) HTML
4 69 (40.83%) CSS
5 59 (34.91%) Photoshop
6 58 (34.32%) Games
7 57 (33.73%) Adobe Illustrator
8 52 (30.77%) Web Design
9 47 (27.81%) Business Intelligence
9 47 (27.81%) Wireframes
10 46 (27.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 39 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
12 38 (22.49%) BBC
13 29 (17.16%) Animation
14 28 (16.57%) Mobile App
15 24 (14.20%) JavaScript
16 22 (13.02%) HTML5
16 22 (13.02%) Android
16 22 (13.02%) Apple iOS
17 20 (11.83%) Graphic Design
17 20 (11.83%) Marketing
17 20 (11.83%) Prototyping
18 19 (11.24%) A/B Testing
18 19 (11.24%) Scrum
19 18 (10.65%) InDesign
20 17 (10.06%) Degree
21 16 (9.47%) Kanban
21 16 (9.47%) CSS3
22 13 (7.69%) e-Learning
22 13 (7.69%) Web Development

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 9 (5.33%) WordPress
2 4 (2.37%) CMS
3 2 (1.18%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.59%) Drupal
4 1 (0.59%) JBoss
4 1 (0.59%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.59%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 59 (34.91%) Photoshop
2 57 (33.73%) Adobe Illustrator
3 46 (27.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 18 (10.65%) InDesign
5 12 (7.10%) Adobe After Effects
6 9 (5.33%) Adobe Premiere
7 4 (2.37%) InVision
7 4 (2.37%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (1.78%) Lectora
8 3 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (1.18%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.59%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
10 1 (0.59%) Snagit
10 1 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.55%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.59%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 6 (3.55%) SaaS
3 3 (1.78%) npm
4 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.59%) MailChimp
5 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.59%) Office 365
5 1 (0.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.55%) DNS
1 6 (3.55%) FTP
2 5 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (2.96%) Firewall
2 5 (2.96%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.37%) Network Security
4 1 (0.59%) Internet
4 1 (0.59%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.59%) Big Data
1 1 (0.59%) Blockchain
1 1 (0.59%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.59%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (7.10%) Axure RP
2 11 (6.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (1.78%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.78%) Grunt
4 2 (1.18%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (1.18%) JIRA
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 58 (34.32%) Games
2 20 (11.83%) Marketing
3 11 (6.51%) Retail
4 10 (5.92%) Finance
5 4 (2.37%) Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Advertising
6 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Law
6 2 (1.18%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) Electronics
7 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.59%) Publishing
7 1 (0.59%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (43.20%) HTML
2 69 (40.83%) CSS
3 22 (13.02%) HTML5
4 16 (9.47%) CSS3
5 9 (5.33%) Sass
6 7 (4.14%) AngularJS
6 7 (4.14%) jQuery
7 5 (2.96%) .NET
7 5 (2.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (2.37%) LESS
9 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.18%) WPF
10 1 (0.59%) Backbone.js
10 1 (0.59%) Flash
10 1 (0.59%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.59%) JMS
10 1 (0.59%) LAMP
10 1 (0.59%) Middleware
10 1 (0.59%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 90 (53.25%) User Experience
2 38 (22.49%) BBC
3 29 (17.16%) Animation
4 28 (16.57%) Mobile App
5 20 (11.83%) Graphic Design
6 13 (7.69%) e-Learning
7 10 (5.92%) Social Media
8 2 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.18%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.18%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (1.18%) Photography
8 2 (1.18%) W3C
9 1 (0.59%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.59%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.59%) Life Science
9 1 (0.59%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.59%) Video Editing
9 1 (0.59%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 22 (13.02%) Android
1 22 (13.02%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.59%) Linux
2 1 (0.59%) Unix
2 1 (0.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (30.77%) Web Design
2 47 (27.81%) Business Intelligence
2 47 (27.81%) Wireframes
3 39 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (11.83%) Prototyping
5 19 (11.24%) A/B Testing
5 19 (11.24%) Scrum
6 16 (9.47%) Kanban
7 13 (7.69%) Web Development
8 12 (7.10%) Typography
9 11 (6.51%) E-Commerce
10 9 (5.33%) Front End Development
10 9 (5.33%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
10 9 (5.33%) Mentoring
10 9 (5.33%) SEO
10 9 (5.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (4.73%) Service Design
12 7 (4.14%) Collaborative Working
12 7 (4.14%) Information Architecture
13 6 (3.55%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.20%) JavaScript
2 10 (5.92%) C#
3 8 (4.73%) PHP
4 5 (2.96%) C++
5 4 (2.37%) Apple Swift
5 4 (2.37%) Java
5 4 (2.37%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.18%) C
6 2 (1.18%) SQL
7 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (10.06%) Degree
2 4 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.59%) APMP
3 1 (0.59%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.73%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) COBIT
2 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (2.96%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (3.55%) cPanel
1 6 (3.55%) Plesk
Vendors
1 79 (46.75%) Adobe
2 9 (5.33%) Google
3 5 (2.96%) Blue Coat
3 5 (2.96%) CheckPoint
3 5 (2.96%) Cisco
3 5 (2.96%) Juniper
3 5 (2.96%) McAfee
4 4 (2.37%) Twitter
5 2 (1.18%) IBM
5 2 (1.18%) Microsoft
6 1 (0.59%) F5
6 1 (0.59%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle
6 1 (0.59%) SAP
6 1 (0.59%) Teradata