Period
to 25 February 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 25 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
England > North West
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 58 81
Rank change year-on-year +12 +23 -13
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 432 472 487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 5.10% 4.61% 3.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 13.71% 11.43% 10.40%
Number of salaries quoted 369 383 412
North West median annual salary £45,000 £43,653 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +9.13% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,300
90th Percentile £68,366 £65,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

User Experience is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 3,150 4,131 4,684
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 37.21% 40.33% 37.10%
Number of salaries quoted 2,417 3,252 3,586
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,550 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,135 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing User Experience as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in the North West

User Experience
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for User Experience in the North West

User Experience
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in the North West over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Salary histogram for User Experience in the North West

User Experience
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 User Experience within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 February 2020. 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 +8 312 £47,500 +5.56% 106
Cheshire +5 54 £40,000 -11.11% 26
Lancashire 0 29 £46,847 +56.16% 6
Merseyside +19 25 £37,686 +7.67% 10
Cumbria - 6 £35,000 - 2
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, IT jobs citing User Experience also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 223 (51.62%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (36.34%) JavaScript
3 142 (32.87%) HTML
4 134 (31.02%) CSS
5 67 (15.51%) Microsoft
6 66 (15.28%) Coaching
7 65 (15.05%) SQL
8 64 (14.81%) .NET
8 64 (14.81%) Mentoring
9 62 (14.35%) Scrum
10 60 (13.89%) Finance
10 60 (13.89%) AngularJS
10 60 (13.89%) DevOps
11 58 (13.43%) Analytics
12 57 (13.19%) E-Commerce
13 56 (12.96%) C#
14 53 (12.27%) User Stories
15 52 (12.04%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 49 (11.34%) React
17 47 (10.88%) Java
18 46 (10.65%) Git (software)
18 46 (10.65%) Test Automation
19 45 (10.42%) TDD
20 44 (10.19%) Front End Development
21 43 (9.95%) QA
22 42 (9.72%) Azure
22 42 (9.72%) Mobile App
23 40 (9.26%) AWS
23 40 (9.26%) Node.js
23 40 (9.26%) Web Development

User Experience
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 18 (4.17%) CMS
2 16 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (3.24%) Skype for Business
4 9 (2.08%) Confluence
5 7 (1.62%) NServiceBus
5 7 (1.62%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.62%) WordPress
6 6 (1.39%) Liferay
7 4 (0.93%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.69%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.46%) Commerce Server
9 2 (0.46%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.23%) nginx
10 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 30 (6.94%) Sketch
2 25 (5.79%) Photoshop
3 14 (3.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (3.24%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (2.78%) UserZoom
5 11 (2.55%) InVision
5 11 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
6 8 (1.85%) Figma
7 5 (1.16%) InDesign
8 4 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (0.69%) Adobe XD
9 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.23%) Marvel
10 1 (0.23%) Maya
10 1 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 9 (2.08%) Magento
2 3 (0.69%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.46%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.46%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.23%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.72%) Azure
2 40 (9.26%) AWS
3 27 (6.25%) Office 365
4 20 (4.63%) GCP
5 13 (3.01%) Power Platform
6 9 (2.08%) Google Analytics
6 9 (2.08%) SaaS
7 7 (1.62%) Serverless
8 5 (1.16%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
8 5 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
8 5 (1.16%) G Suite
9 4 (0.93%) CloudFront
9 4 (0.93%) GitHub
9 4 (0.93%) npm
10 3 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.69%) IaaS
10 3 (0.69%) WhatsApp
11 2 (0.46%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.47%) Intranet
2 14 (3.24%) Skype
3 11 (2.55%) ATM
4 10 (2.31%) HTTP
4 10 (2.31%) SSL
5 6 (1.39%) Bluetooth
5 6 (1.39%) DNS
5 6 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (1.16%) Kerberos
7 4 (0.93%) IPsec
8 3 (0.69%) Firewall
8 3 (0.69%) IPv4
9 2 (0.46%) DHCP
9 2 (0.46%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.46%) LAN
9 2 (0.46%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.46%) SAN
9 2 (0.46%) WAN
10 1 (0.23%) Internet
10 1 (0.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.80%) MySQL
2 37 (8.56%) SQL Server
3 24 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 16 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 15 (3.47%) NoSQL
6 13 (3.01%) Power BI
7 11 (2.55%) Big Data
8 9 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.85%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (1.16%) BigQuery
10 5 (1.16%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.16%) Neo4j
10 5 (1.16%) SAP HANA
10 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.93%) Amazon Redshift
11 4 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.93%) Couchbase
11 4 (0.93%) IBM InfoSphere
11 4 (0.93%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 46 (10.65%) Git (software)
2 22 (5.09%) JIRA
3 10 (2.31%) webpack
4 9 (2.08%) gulp
4 9 (2.08%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.62%) Jenkins
6 6 (1.39%) Axure RP
6 6 (1.39%) CocoaPods
7 5 (1.16%) Jasmine
8 4 (0.93%) Grunt
9 3 (0.69%) Balsamiq
9 3 (0.69%) CircleCI
9 3 (0.69%) GitLab
9 3 (0.69%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (0.69%) Postman
9 3 (0.69%) Selenium
9 3 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.69%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
General
1 60 (13.89%) Finance
2 30 (6.94%) Marketing
3 26 (6.02%) Banking
4 20 (4.63%) Public Sector
5 14 (3.24%) Games
6 9 (2.08%) Retail
7 7 (1.62%) Legal
8 6 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.93%) Local Government
9 4 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.93%) Publishing
10 3 (0.69%) Electronics
10 3 (0.69%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.69%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 171 (39.58%) Developer
2 62 (14.35%) Designer
3 53 (12.27%) Senior Developer
4 43 (9.95%) UX Designer
5 40 (9.26%) Analyst
6 35 (8.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 34 (7.87%) Product Owner
8 25 (5.79%) JavaScript Developer
9 23 (5.32%) Business Analyst
9 23 (5.32%) Junior
9 23 (5.32%) Software Developer
10 20 (4.63%) UX Developer
11 19 (4.40%) PHP Developer
12 18 (4.17%) Architect
12 18 (4.17%) Software Engineer
12 18 (4.17%) Web Developer
13 16 (3.70%) .NET Developer
14 15 (3.47%) HTML CSS Developer
14 15 (3.47%) HTML Developer
14 15 (3.47%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (32.87%) HTML
2 134 (31.02%) CSS
3 64 (14.81%) .NET
4 60 (13.89%) AngularJS
5 49 (11.34%) React
6 40 (9.26%) Node.js
7 32 (7.41%) HTML5
8 31 (7.18%) Sass
9 28 (6.48%) Web Services
10 27 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
10 27 (6.25%) Vue.js
11 23 (5.32%) CSS3
11 23 (5.32%) jQuery
12 22 (5.09%) .NET Framework
13 20 (4.63%) RESTful
14 19 (4.40%) Laravel
15 18 (4.17%) JSON
16 16 (3.70%) ASP.NET
17 13 (3.01%) REST
17 13 (3.01%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.72%) Mobile App
2 24 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.24%) Data Structures
5 12 (2.78%) Animation
5 12 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.08%) Cloud Native
7 8 (1.85%) Algorithms
7 8 (1.85%) EPoS
7 8 (1.85%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.39%) FMCG
8 6 (1.39%) Graphic Design
9 5 (1.16%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.16%) Derivative
9 5 (1.16%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.16%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.16%) Social Media
10 4 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (0.93%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 32 (7.41%) Windows
2 28 (6.48%) Apple iOS
3 22 (5.09%) Android
4 19 (4.40%) Linux
5 6 (1.39%) watchOS
6 4 (0.93%) VME
7 3 (0.69%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.69%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.46%) CentOS
8 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.46%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.46%) Unix
8 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.46%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (51.62%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (15.28%) Coaching
3 64 (14.81%) Mentoring
4 62 (14.35%) Scrum
5 60 (13.89%) DevOps
6 58 (13.43%) Analytics
7 57 (13.19%) E-Commerce
8 53 (12.27%) User Stories
9 52 (12.04%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 46 (10.65%) Test Automation
11 45 (10.42%) TDD
12 44 (10.19%) Front End Development
13 40 (9.26%) Web Development
14 38 (8.80%) Software Engineering
15 37 (8.56%) Wireframes
16 36 (8.33%) Kanban
16 36 (8.33%) Microservices
17 35 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
17 35 (8.10%) SDLC
18 31 (7.18%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 157 (36.34%) JavaScript
2 65 (15.05%) SQL
3 56 (12.96%) C#
4 47 (10.88%) Java
5 39 (9.03%) PHP
6 25 (5.79%) Python
7 13 (3.01%) TypeScript
8 12 (2.78%) ES6
9 9 (2.08%) VB.NET
10 8 (1.85%) Apple Swift
10 8 (1.85%) Objective-C
11 7 (1.62%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.39%) C++
12 6 (1.39%) R
13 4 (0.93%) Google Apps Script
13 4 (0.93%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.69%) C
14 3 (0.69%) Perl
14 3 (0.69%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (7.64%) Degree
2 13 (3.01%) DBS Check
3 11 (2.55%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (1.62%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.62%) SC Cleared
6 3 (0.69%) CIMA
7 2 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.23%) PMP
8 1 (0.23%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (9.95%) QA
2 4 (0.93%) PMO
2 4 (0.93%) SLA
3 3 (0.69%) GDPR
4 2 (0.46%) TickIT
5 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 21 (4.86%) Docker
2 10 (2.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.85%) Active Directory
4 5 (1.16%) RACF
5 4 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.46%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.23%) XenApp
8 1 (0.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (1.62%) Ansible
1 7 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
1 7 (1.62%) Terraform
2 6 (1.39%) AirWatch
2 6 (1.39%) Kibana
3 5 (1.16%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.93%) Grafana
4 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (0.93%) SCCM
5 3 (0.69%) Jamf Pro
5 3 (0.69%) Packer
6 2 (0.46%) Nagios
6 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.46%) Prometheus
6 2 (0.46%) Puppet
6 2 (0.46%) Sysprep
6 2 (0.46%) WSUS
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.23%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.23%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 67 (15.51%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.48%) Adobe
3 24 (5.56%) Google
4 16 (3.70%) Genesys
5 13 (3.01%) Oracle
6 10 (2.31%) SAP
6 10 (2.31%) VMware
7 9 (2.08%) Apple
8 6 (1.39%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.39%) IBM
8 6 (1.39%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.93%) CA
9 4 (0.93%) Hortonworks
9 4 (0.93%) Paxata
9 4 (0.93%) Talend
10 3 (0.69%) New Relic
10 3 (0.69%) Xamarin
10 3 (0.69%) Zend
11 2 (0.46%) Instagram
11 2 (0.46%) SaltStack