The median annual salary for a Designer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 176 104
Rank change year-on-year +4 -72  
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 109 62 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.60% 1.10% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 1.13% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 68 55 122
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.35% -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 6604 5498 6171
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 96.65% 97.72% 96.83%
Number of salaries quoted 5400 4661 5042
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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
Cheshire +11 51 £35,000 +12.90% 6
Manchester -15 47 £45,000 +12.49% 6
Lancashire +8 8 £27,500 -16.03% 2
Merseyside -5 3 - - 1
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 79 (42.25%) HTML
2 71 (37.97%) User Experience
3 64 (34.22%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (27.81%) CSS
5 43 (22.99%) JavaScript
6 40 (21.39%) Marketing
7 38 (20.32%) Adobe
8 37 (19.79%) Wireframes
9 32 (17.11%) SQL
10 30 (16.04%) Photoshop
11 28 (14.97%) Java
11 28 (14.97%) Mobile App
12 27 (14.44%) .NET
12 27 (14.44%) Degree
12 27 (14.44%) HTML5
12 27 (14.44%) jQuery
13 26 (13.90%) C#
13 26 (13.90%) Finance
13 26 (13.90%) SDLC
14 25 (13.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 25 (13.37%) CSS3
14 25 (13.37%) E-Commerce
15 23 (12.30%) Microsoft
15 23 (12.30%) Adobe Illustrator
16 22 (11.76%) Web Design
17 21 (11.23%) Oracle
17 21 (11.23%) Prototyping
18 20 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (10.16%) Web Services
20 17 (9.09%) Project Management

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 11 (5.88%) CMS
2 6 (3.21%) Confluence
2 6 (3.21%) EPiServer
3 4 (2.14%) IIS
3 4 (2.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.60%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.07%) CICS
5 2 (1.07%) Marvel
5 2 (1.07%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.53%) Kentico
6 1 (0.53%) Totara
6 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (16.04%) Photoshop
2 25 (13.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 23 (12.30%) Adobe Illustrator
4 13 (6.95%) InDesign
4 13 (6.95%) InVision
5 8 (4.28%) UXPin
6 6 (3.21%) Fireworks
6 6 (3.21%) MS Visio
7 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
8 4 (2.14%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (1.60%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (1.07%) Acrobat
10 2 (1.07%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.53%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.53%) Camtasia
11 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Magento
2 1 (0.53%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.74%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 3 (1.60%) Office 365
3 2 (1.07%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.53%) IaaS
4 1 (0.53%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.02%) Ethernet
2 9 (4.81%) DNS
3 8 (4.28%) Asterisk PBX
3 8 (4.28%) Broadband
3 8 (4.28%) Firewall
3 8 (4.28%) Internet
3 8 (4.28%) IPv6
3 8 (4.28%) LLU
3 8 (4.28%) TACACS
3 8 (4.28%) VoIP
3 8 (4.28%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (3.74%) WAN
5 5 (2.67%) MPLS
6 2 (1.07%) FTP
7 1 (0.53%) BGP
7 1 (0.53%) OSPF
7 1 (0.53%) SNMP
7 1 (0.53%) VLAN
7 1 (0.53%) VPN
7 1 (0.53%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.02%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.21%) DB2
3 2 (1.07%) IMS/DB
3 2 (1.07%) MySQL
4 1 (0.53%) Big Data
4 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.53%) GIS
4 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (6.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 13 (6.95%) Visual Studio
2 11 (5.88%) Axure RP
3 10 (5.35%) JIRA
4 9 (4.81%) Git (software)
5 8 (4.28%) NUnit
5 8 (4.28%) SonarQube
6 7 (3.74%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 6 (3.21%) Jenkins
7 6 (3.21%) ReSharper
7 6 (3.21%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (3.21%) Subversion
8 4 (2.14%) Bitbucket
8 4 (2.14%) Dreamweaver
8 4 (2.14%) Lombardi
9 2 (1.07%) MSTest
10 1 (0.53%) Gradle
10 1 (0.53%) JUnit
10 1 (0.53%) Maven
General
1 40 (21.39%) Marketing
2 26 (13.90%) Finance
3 16 (8.56%) Retail
4 12 (6.42%) Banking
5 11 (5.88%) Telecoms
6 7 (3.74%) Advertising
7 6 (3.21%) Law
8 4 (2.14%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.60%) Games
9 3 (1.60%) Publishing
10 2 (1.07%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.53%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (42.25%) HTML
2 52 (27.81%) CSS
3 27 (14.44%) .NET
3 27 (14.44%) HTML5
3 27 (14.44%) jQuery
4 25 (13.37%) CSS3
5 19 (10.16%) Web Services
6 15 (8.02%) ASP.NET
7 13 (6.95%) AngularJS
7 13 (6.95%) XML
8 11 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (5.35%) .NET Framework
10 6 (3.21%) Node.js
10 6 (3.21%) XML Schema
10 6 (3.21%) XSLT
11 4 (2.14%) RESTful
11 4 (2.14%) SOAP
12 3 (1.60%) JSON
12 3 (1.60%) Spring
13 2 (1.07%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 71 (37.97%) User Experience
2 28 (14.97%) Mobile App
3 20 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.88%) iPad
5 9 (4.81%) Graphic Design
6 5 (2.67%) Animation
6 5 (2.67%) Digital Media
6 5 (2.67%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.60%) Fintech
7 3 (1.60%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.60%) Social Media
8 2 (1.07%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.07%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.07%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.07%) FMCG
8 2 (1.07%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.53%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.53%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.53%) Motion Graphics
9 1 (0.53%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.09%) Windows
2 5 (2.67%) Linux
3 3 (1.60%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.07%) Android
4 2 (1.07%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (34.22%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (19.79%) Wireframes
3 26 (13.90%) SDLC
4 25 (13.37%) E-Commerce
5 22 (11.76%) Web Design
6 21 (11.23%) Prototyping
7 17 (9.09%) Project Management
8 16 (8.56%) Responsive Web Design
9 14 (7.49%) Analytics
9 14 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (6.42%) Waterfall
11 11 (5.88%) Front End Development
11 11 (5.88%) IT Strategy
11 11 (5.88%) Scrum
12 9 (4.81%) BDD
12 9 (4.81%) Information Architecture
12 9 (4.81%) Risk Management
12 9 (4.81%) TDD
12 9 (4.81%) User Stories
13 8 (4.28%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 43 (22.99%) JavaScript
2 32 (17.11%) SQL
3 28 (14.97%) Java
4 26 (13.90%) C#
5 15 (8.02%) T-SQL
6 14 (7.49%) C++
7 6 (3.21%) COBOL
7 6 (3.21%) Python
7 6 (3.21%) XPath
8 4 (2.14%) PHP
9 3 (1.60%) C
9 3 (1.60%) Perl
10 2 (1.07%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (14.44%) Degree
2 7 (3.74%) CCNP
2 7 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.07%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.53%) CISSP
4 1 (0.53%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.53%) ISEB
4 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.53%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.53%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.53%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.28%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.07%) QA
System Software
1 11 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (4.28%) Nagios
1 8 (4.28%) OpenNMS
2 3 (1.60%) Puppet
2 3 (1.60%) RANCID
2 3 (1.60%) SCCM
3 2 (1.07%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.53%) Cacti
4 1 (0.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (20.32%) Adobe
2 23 (12.30%) Microsoft
3 21 (11.23%) Oracle
4 7 (3.74%) Google
5 6 (3.21%) IBM
6 3 (1.60%) Brocade
6 3 (1.60%) Cisco
6 3 (1.60%) Ericsson
6 3 (1.60%) Facebook
6 3 (1.60%) Foundry
6 3 (1.60%) Huawei
6 3 (1.60%) HubSpot
6 3 (1.60%) Juniper
6 3 (1.60%) Twitter
6 3 (1.60%) ZyXEL
7 2 (1.07%) Apigee
8 1 (0.53%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.53%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.53%) Telerik
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