Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Designer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 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 > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 234 165
Rank change year-on-year +17 -69 -61
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 162 135 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.23% 1.09% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.12% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 116 118 180
North West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,350 £22,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £60,000 £54,000
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 North West. 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
North West
Permanent vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 12673 12011 12573
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.59% 97.05% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 10145 10103 10440
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £58,750
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 North West

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 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
Manchester -34 87 £36,000 -10.00% 5
Cheshire +14 55 £36,250 +16.94% 4
Lancashire +7 14 £27,500 -10.06%
Merseyside +19 6 £25,000 -41.18%
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 81 (50.00%) HTML
2 64 (39.51%) User Experience
3 53 (32.72%) CSS
3 53 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (24.69%) jQuery
4 40 (24.69%) Adobe
5 36 (22.22%) Photoshop
6 35 (21.60%) JavaScript
7 30 (18.52%) Wireframes
8 28 (17.28%) Finance
8 28 (17.28%) Marketing
9 26 (16.05%) Web Development
10 24 (14.81%) HTML5
11 22 (13.58%) Java
12 21 (12.96%) Microsoft
12 21 (12.96%) E-Commerce
13 20 (12.35%) CSS3
13 20 (12.35%) SDLC
14 19 (11.73%) SQL
14 19 (11.73%) Web Services
14 19 (11.73%) Windows
15 18 (11.11%) PHP
15 18 (11.11%) Mobile App
16 17 (10.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 17 (10.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 17 (10.49%) Prototyping
16 17 (10.49%) .NET
16 17 (10.49%) Adobe Illustrator
16 17 (10.49%) Web Design
17 16 (9.88%) C#

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 8 (4.94%) Confluence
2 7 (4.32%) WordPress
3 6 (3.70%) CMS
3 6 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (3.09%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.47%) EPiServer
5 4 (2.47%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.85%) CICS
7 2 (1.23%) Drupal
7 2 (1.23%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.62%) IIS
8 1 (0.62%) JBoss
8 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.62%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (22.22%) Photoshop
2 17 (10.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 17 (10.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (4.32%) InVision
4 4 (2.47%) Fireworks
4 4 (2.47%) InDesign
4 4 (2.47%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (1.85%) UXPin
6 2 (1.23%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.23%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (1.23%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (1.23%) FreeHand
7 1 (0.62%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.62%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.32%) Office 365
2 6 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 4 (2.47%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.23%) MailChimp
4 2 (1.23%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.62%) IaaS
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.70%) Ethernet
1 6 (3.70%) LLU
2 4 (2.47%) Broadband
3 3 (1.85%) Asterisk PBX
3 3 (1.85%) BGP
3 3 (1.85%) DNS
3 3 (1.85%) Firewall
3 3 (1.85%) FTP
3 3 (1.85%) HSRP
3 3 (1.85%) IPv6
3 3 (1.85%) Junos
3 3 (1.85%) MRTG
3 3 (1.85%) OSPF
3 3 (1.85%) SNMP
3 3 (1.85%) TACACS
3 3 (1.85%) VLAN
3 3 (1.85%) VoIP
3 3 (1.85%) VPN
3 3 (1.85%) VRRP
3 3 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.56%) DB2
3 3 (1.85%) IMS/DB
4 2 (1.23%) MySQL
5 1 (0.62%) Big Data
5 1 (0.62%) GIS
Development Applications
1 12 (7.41%) JIRA
2 10 (6.17%) Axure RP
2 10 (6.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 10 (6.17%) Visual Studio
3 8 (4.94%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 8 (4.94%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.94%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.94%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (3.70%) Bitbucket
4 6 (3.70%) Dreamweaver
4 6 (3.70%) Lombardi
4 6 (3.70%) SonarQube
5 4 (2.47%) NUnit
5 4 (2.47%) ReSharper
5 4 (2.47%) Subversion
General
1 28 (17.28%) Finance
1 28 (17.28%) Marketing
2 13 (8.02%) Banking
3 10 (6.17%) Advertising
4 9 (5.56%) Retail
5 8 (4.94%) Telecoms
6 6 (3.70%) Retail Banking
7 4 (2.47%) Law
8 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.62%) Games
9 1 (0.62%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (50.00%) HTML
2 53 (32.72%) CSS
3 40 (24.69%) jQuery
4 24 (14.81%) HTML5
5 20 (12.35%) CSS3
6 19 (11.73%) Web Services
7 17 (10.49%) .NET
7 17 (10.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 11 (6.79%) ASP.NET
9 9 (5.56%) XML
10 7 (4.32%) AngularJS
10 7 (4.32%) SOAP
11 6 (3.70%) RESTful
12 5 (3.09%) JSON
12 5 (3.09%) Sass
13 4 (2.47%) Node.js
13 4 (2.47%) XML Schema
13 4 (2.47%) XSLT
14 3 (1.85%) REST
14 3 (1.85%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (39.51%) User Experience
2 18 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 11 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.56%) iPad
5 8 (4.94%) Cyber Attack
5 8 (4.94%) Graphic Design
6 5 (3.09%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.85%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.85%) Social Media
7 3 (1.85%) W3C
8 2 (1.23%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.23%) Fintech
8 2 (1.23%) FMCG
8 2 (1.23%) Tandem
8 2 (1.23%) Video Editing
9 1 (0.62%) Animation
9 1 (0.62%) Contactless
9 1 (0.62%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.62%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.73%) Windows
2 5 (3.09%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.85%) Android
3 3 (1.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.62%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.52%) Wireframes
3 26 (16.05%) Web Development
4 21 (12.96%) E-Commerce
5 20 (12.35%) SDLC
6 17 (10.49%) Prototyping
6 17 (10.49%) Web Design
7 14 (8.64%) Project Management
7 14 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (8.02%) SEO
8 13 (8.02%) Waterfall
9 12 (7.41%) Analytics
10 9 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (5.56%) Front End Development
10 9 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
10 9 (5.56%) Scrum
10 9 (5.56%) TDD
10 9 (5.56%) Time Management
11 8 (4.94%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (4.94%) OO
Programming Languages
1 35 (21.60%) JavaScript
2 22 (13.58%) Java
3 19 (11.73%) SQL
4 18 (11.11%) PHP
5 16 (9.88%) C#
6 10 (6.17%) T-SQL
7 7 (4.32%) COBOL
8 4 (2.47%) C++
8 4 (2.47%) XPath
9 3 (1.85%) Perl
9 3 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (8.02%) Degree
2 2 (1.23%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.62%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.62%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (4.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (1.85%) Cacti
1 3 (1.85%) Nagios
1 3 (1.85%) OpenNMS
1 3 (1.85%) Puppet
1 3 (1.85%) RANCID
1 3 (1.85%) SCCM
1 3 (1.85%) SCOM
2 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 40 (24.69%) Adobe
2 21 (12.96%) Microsoft
3 15 (9.26%) Oracle
4 9 (5.56%) Google
5 7 (4.32%) IBM
6 5 (3.09%) Twitter
7 3 (1.85%) Brocade
7 3 (1.85%) Cisco
7 3 (1.85%) Ericsson
7 3 (1.85%) Foundry
7 3 (1.85%) Huawei
7 3 (1.85%) Juniper
7 3 (1.85%) ZyXEL
8 2 (1.23%) Sun
9 1 (0.62%) Capita
9 1 (0.62%) Facebook
9 1 (0.62%) HP
9 1 (0.62%) MuleSoft
9 1 (0.62%) Telerik
9 1 (0.62%) VMware