The median annual salary for a Designer was £31,750 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
England / North West
Rank 180 156 119
Rank change year-on-year -24 -37  
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 77 78 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.27% 1.39% 2.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.43% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 54 62 125
Median salary £31,750 £33,750 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.92% +16.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,650 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £55,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +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 the North West. 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
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5859 5460 6342
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.67% 97.03% 96.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4892 4589 5107
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Designer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the North West

Designer
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for Designer in the North West

Designer
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in the North West over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Designer in the North West

Designer
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Manchester -32 50 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Cheshire +10 10 £38,750 -28.24% 1
Merseyside +2 9 £25,000 -
Lancashire -2 5 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Designer
England

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 North West region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 67 (49.63%) HTML
1 67 (49.63%) User Experience
2 56 (41.48%) CSS
3 52 (38.52%) Wireframes
4 45 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 42 (31.11%) Adobe
6 37 (27.41%) Photoshop
7 32 (23.70%) Prototyping
8 30 (22.22%) E-Commerce
8 30 (22.22%) Adobe Illustrator
8 30 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (20.00%) Marketing
9 27 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 25 (18.52%) InDesign
10 25 (18.52%) Web Design
11 22 (16.30%) User Stories
12 19 (14.07%) Analytics
12 19 (14.07%) Information Architecture
12 19 (14.07%) HTML5
12 19 (14.07%) Degree
12 19 (14.07%) Flash
13 18 (13.33%) SQL
14 17 (12.59%) QA
14 17 (12.59%) jQuery
15 15 (11.11%) Java
16 14 (10.37%) Web Analytics
17 13 (9.63%) Retail
17 13 (9.63%) User Acceptance Testing
17 13 (9.63%) Responsive Web Design
17 13 (9.63%) Mobile App

Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 10 (7.41%) CMS
2 7 (5.19%) WordPress
3 5 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.74%) CICS
4 1 (0.74%) Drupal
4 1 (0.74%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.74%) Kentico
4 1 (0.74%) Marvel
4 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
Applications
1 37 (27.41%) Photoshop
2 30 (22.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 27 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 25 (18.52%) InDesign
5 10 (7.41%) Fireworks
6 7 (5.19%) MS Excel
7 5 (3.70%) Adobe After Effects
7 5 (3.70%) InVision
7 5 (3.70%) MS Office
7 5 (3.70%) UXPin
8 2 (1.48%) Acrobat
8 2 (1.48%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.74%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.74%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
9 1 (0.74%) MS Project
9 1 (0.74%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.74%) Magento
1 1 (0.74%) OpenText MBPM
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (1.48%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.48%) MailChimp
2 1 (0.74%) AdWords
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.63%) DNS
1 13 (9.63%) Ethernet
2 11 (8.15%) Asterisk PBX
2 11 (8.15%) Broadband
2 11 (8.15%) Firewall
2 11 (8.15%) Internet
2 11 (8.15%) IPv6
2 11 (8.15%) TACACS
2 11 (8.15%) VoIP
2 11 (8.15%) WAN
2 11 (8.15%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (2.96%) MPLS
4 2 (1.48%) FTP
4 2 (1.48%) LLU
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.22%) MySQL
2 2 (1.48%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.74%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.74%) DB2
3 1 (0.74%) IMS/DB
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (7.41%) Axure RP
2 8 (5.93%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.44%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 5 (3.70%) Dreamweaver
5 4 (2.96%) MSTest
5 4 (2.96%) NUnit
6 2 (1.48%) JIRA
7 1 (0.74%) ERwin
7 1 (0.74%) Sublime Text
7 1 (0.74%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 27 (20.00%) Marketing
2 13 (9.63%) Retail
3 8 (5.93%) Advertising
3 8 (5.93%) Finance
4 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.22%) Games
6 2 (1.48%) Publishing
7 1 (0.74%) Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.74%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (49.63%) HTML
2 56 (41.48%) CSS
3 19 (14.07%) Flash
3 19 (14.07%) HTML5
4 17 (12.59%) jQuery
5 12 (8.89%) CSS3
6 9 (6.67%) .NET
7 6 (4.44%) .NET Framework
7 6 (4.44%) AngularJS
8 5 (3.70%) XML
9 4 (2.96%) LINQ
9 4 (2.96%) WCF
9 4 (2.96%) WF
9 4 (2.96%) WPF
10 2 (1.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (1.48%) Web Services
11 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.74%) EJB
11 1 (0.74%) JSP
11 1 (0.74%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 67 (49.63%) User Experience
2 13 (9.63%) Mobile App
3 11 (8.15%) iPad
4 10 (7.41%) Fintech
4 10 (7.41%) Graphic Design
5 9 (6.67%) Digital Media
5 9 (6.67%) Video on Demand
6 8 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.96%) W3C
8 3 (2.22%) Animation
9 2 (1.48%) iSeries
9 2 (1.48%) Video Editing
10 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.74%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.74%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.74%) Motion Graphics
10 1 (0.74%) Photography
10 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.74%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.48%) Mac OS X
2 2 (1.48%) Windows
3 1 (0.74%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (38.52%) Wireframes
2 32 (23.70%) Prototyping
3 30 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 25 (18.52%) Web Design
5 22 (16.30%) User Stories
6 19 (14.07%) Analytics
6 19 (14.07%) Information Architecture
7 14 (10.37%) Web Analytics
8 13 (9.63%) Feasibility Study
8 13 (9.63%) Responsive Web Design
8 13 (9.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (8.15%) Network Design
9 11 (8.15%) Network Management
9 11 (8.15%) Network Planning
10 9 (6.67%) Front End Development
11 8 (5.93%) B2B
12 7 (5.19%) Configuration Management
12 7 (5.19%) Scrum
13 6 (4.44%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 45 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 18 (13.33%) SQL
3 15 (11.11%) Java
4 11 (8.15%) C++
4 11 (8.15%) Python
5 9 (6.67%) C#
5 9 (6.67%) PHP
6 7 (5.19%) Perl
7 5 (3.70%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.96%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.22%) C
10 1 (0.74%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.74%) COBOL
10 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (14.07%) Degree
2 11 (8.15%) CCNP
2 11 (8.15%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.74%) ISEB
3 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.74%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.59%) QA
2 11 (8.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (8.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (8.15%) Nagios
1 11 (8.15%) OpenNMS
2 7 (5.19%) Puppet
2 7 (5.19%) RANCID
2 7 (5.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (31.11%) Adobe
2 7 (5.19%) Brocade
2 7 (5.19%) Cisco
2 7 (5.19%) Ericsson
2 7 (5.19%) Foundry
2 7 (5.19%) Huawei
2 7 (5.19%) Juniper
2 7 (5.19%) ZyXEL
3 6 (4.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.96%) Oracle
5 3 (2.22%) Facebook
5 3 (2.22%) Twitter
6 2 (1.48%) Google
6 2 (1.48%) IBM
6 2 (1.48%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.74%) Informatica
7 1 (0.74%) Kofax
7 1 (0.74%) Software AG
7 1 (0.74%) Sun
7 1 (0.74%) Thunderhead
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £14000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stott & May
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Leyland, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Wigan
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Cegedimrx
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum Plus Company Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago