Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
England > North West
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 27 62 77
Rank change year-on-year +35 +15 +17
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 820 534 523
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 7.79% 4.47% 3.98%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 19.74% 12.67% 10.50%
Number of salaries quoted 665 418 416
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £30,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 4,154 4,214 4,979
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.44% 35.24% 37.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2,882 3,312 3,885
North West median annual salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,450 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £53,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.90% +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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 +30 611 £42,500 -2.47% 108
Lancashire +20 88 £35,593 -8.15% 8
Cheshire +23 76 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Merseyside +7 27 £40,000 -15.79% 13
Cumbria - 7 £35,000 - 3
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 291 (35.49%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (31.71%) HTML
3 246 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 236 (28.78%) CSS
5 218 (26.59%) Wireframes
6 176 (21.46%) Workflow
7 175 (21.34%) Analytics
8 164 (20.00%) BPR
8 164 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
9 159 (19.39%) Sprint Planning
10 149 (18.17%) Customer-Centricity
10 149 (18.17%) Line Management
11 147 (17.93%) Business Analysis
12 143 (17.44%) MoSCoW
12 143 (17.44%) Change Management
13 142 (17.32%) Competitor Analysis
14 140 (17.07%) Customer Engagement
15 135 (16.46%) Use Case
16 129 (15.73%) Software Engineering
17 125 (15.24%) Workshop Facilitation
18 122 (14.88%) Workflow Analysis
19 120 (14.63%) Mentoring
20 113 (13.78%) Java
21 105 (12.80%) Test Automation
22 95 (11.59%) C#
22 95 (11.59%) OO
23 93 (11.34%) Finance
24 92 (11.22%) Computer Science
25 90 (10.98%) Coaching
26 89 (10.85%) AngularJS

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 32 (3.90%) CMS
2 19 (2.32%) WordPress
3 17 (2.07%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.83%) Confluence
4 15 (1.83%) Umbraco
5 14 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (1.10%) Skype for Business
7 6 (0.73%) Apache Solr
8 4 (0.49%) IIS
9 3 (0.37%) Apache
9 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.24%) Drupal
10 2 (0.24%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.24%) nginx
10 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.24%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.12%) Commerce Server
11 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 50 (6.10%) Photoshop
2 40 (4.88%) Sketch
3 35 (4.27%) Adobe Illustrator
4 23 (2.80%) InVision
5 19 (2.32%) Microsoft Excel
6 14 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
7 13 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 11 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 11 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
9 9 (1.10%) InDesign
9 9 (1.10%) Marvel
10 7 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
11 6 (0.73%) Adobe XD
11 6 (0.73%) Figma
12 5 (0.61%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (0.37%) UserZoom
14 2 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
1 7 (0.85%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.37%) Magento
2 3 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.37%) SessionCam
3 2 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.12%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.12%) Shopify
4 1 (0.12%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 57 (6.95%) Azure
2 44 (5.37%) AWS
3 38 (4.63%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (2.80%) Google Analytics
5 20 (2.44%) Office 365
6 19 (2.32%) GitHub
7 15 (1.83%) SaaS
8 14 (1.71%) Serverless
9 12 (1.46%) Adobe Analytics
9 12 (1.46%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 11 (1.34%) GCP
11 9 (1.10%) Google Tag Manager
12 7 (0.85%) IaaS
12 7 (0.85%) npm
13 6 (0.73%) AdWords
13 6 (0.73%) Asana
13 6 (0.73%) Power Platform
14 4 (0.49%) Slack
15 3 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.37%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 58 (7.07%) Broadband
2 15 (1.83%) Skype
3 13 (1.59%) DNS
4 10 (1.22%) HTTP
4 10 (1.22%) Intranet
5 9 (1.10%) Firewall
6 7 (0.85%) Network Security
7 6 (0.73%) IPv4
8 4 (0.49%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.49%) IP Telephony
8 4 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.37%) Extranet
9 3 (0.37%) Internet
9 3 (0.37%) SSL
9 3 (0.37%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.37%) VPN
10 2 (0.24%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.12%) DHCP
11 1 (0.12%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 33 (4.02%) Relational Database
3 22 (2.68%) MySQL
4 10 (1.22%) NoSQL
4 10 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (0.85%) Big Data
6 6 (0.73%) Power BI
7 5 (0.61%) Mixpanel
8 3 (0.37%) BigQuery
8 3 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.37%) Redis
8 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.24%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.24%) Cosmos DB
9 2 (0.24%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.24%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.24%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.24%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.24%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 87 (10.61%) Git (software)
2 39 (4.76%) webpack
3 31 (3.78%) JIRA
4 25 (3.05%) gulp
5 17 (2.07%) Axure RP
5 17 (2.07%) Jasmine
6 15 (1.83%) Grunt
7 12 (1.46%) JUnit
8 11 (1.34%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.22%) Subversion
10 9 (1.10%) SoapUI
10 9 (1.10%) Visual Website Optimizer
11 8 (0.98%) Gradle
11 8 (0.98%) Mockito
12 7 (0.85%) Selenium
13 6 (0.73%) C++Builder
13 6 (0.73%) Karma Test Runner
14 5 (0.61%) Bitbucket
14 5 (0.61%) CasperJS
14 5 (0.61%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 93 (11.34%) Finance
2 59 (7.20%) Marketing
3 46 (5.61%) Banking
4 25 (3.05%) Retail
5 24 (2.93%) Public Sector
6 19 (2.32%) Games
7 16 (1.95%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.83%) Advertising
9 14 (1.71%) Telecoms
10 10 (1.22%) Legal
11 8 (0.98%) Automotive
12 7 (0.85%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.73%) Housing Association
13 6 (0.73%) Law
14 4 (0.49%) Electronics
15 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
16 1 (0.12%) Publishing
16 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 264 (32.20%) Developer
2 185 (22.56%) Analyst
3 157 (19.15%) Business Analyst
4 145 (17.68%) Digital Analyst
5 139 (16.95%) Digital Business Analyst
6 136 (16.59%) UX Analyst
7 103 (12.56%) Business Process Analyst
7 103 (12.56%) Process Analyst
8 95 (11.59%) Designer
9 79 (9.63%) UX Designer
10 68 (8.29%) Software Engineer
11 66 (8.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 62 (7.56%) C# Developer
13 57 (6.95%) Junior
14 39 (4.76%) Senior Developer
15 38 (4.63%) Java Developer
16 37 (4.51%) Graduate
16 37 (4.51%) Junior Developer
17 33 (4.02%) Product Owner
18 32 (3.90%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (31.71%) HTML
2 236 (28.78%) CSS
3 89 (10.85%) AngularJS
4 78 (9.51%) React
5 71 (8.66%) .NET
6 69 (8.41%) Node.js
7 67 (8.17%) RESTful
8 57 (6.95%) HTML5
9 42 (5.12%) Vue.js
10 40 (4.88%) CSS3
11 38 (4.63%) jQuery
11 38 (4.63%) JSON
12 36 (4.39%) Sass
13 35 (4.27%) REST
14 29 (3.54%) XML
15 24 (2.93%) GraphQL
16 23 (2.80%) Web Services
17 21 (2.56%) ASP.NET
17 21 (2.56%) Redux
18 20 (2.44%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.15%) Mobile App
2 57 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (6.95%) Data Structures
3 36 (4.39%) Algorithms
4 29 (3.54%) Derivative
4 29 (3.54%) Hedge funds
5 17 (2.07%) Greenfield Project
5 17 (2.07%) Virtual Team
6 16 (1.95%) Graphic Design
7 13 (1.59%) Blog
8 12 (1.46%) FMCG
9 10 (1.22%) Kindle
9 10 (1.22%) Social Media
10 8 (0.98%) BBC
10 8 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
11 7 (0.85%) EPoS
12 6 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (0.61%) Blackberry
13 5 (0.61%) Xbox
14 4 (0.49%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 68 (8.29%) Android
2 63 (7.68%) Apple iOS
3 37 (4.51%) Windows
4 19 (2.32%) Linux
5 16 (1.95%) Windows Server
6 8 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (0.61%) CentOS
8 4 (0.49%) Windows Phone
9 3 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.24%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.12%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (35.49%) Agile Software Development
2 218 (26.59%) Wireframes
3 176 (21.46%) Workflow
4 175 (21.34%) Analytics
5 164 (20.00%) BPR
5 164 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
6 159 (19.39%) Sprint Planning
7 149 (18.17%) Customer-Centricity
7 149 (18.17%) Line Management
8 147 (17.93%) Business Analysis
9 143 (17.44%) Change Management
9 143 (17.44%) MoSCoW
10 142 (17.32%) Competitor Analysis
11 140 (17.07%) Customer Engagement
12 135 (16.46%) Use Case
13 129 (15.73%) Software Engineering
14 125 (15.24%) Workshop Facilitation
15 122 (14.88%) Workflow Analysis
16 120 (14.63%) Mentoring
17 105 (12.80%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 246 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 113 (13.78%) Java
3 95 (11.59%) C#
4 64 (7.80%) PHP
5 56 (6.83%) C++
6 50 (6.10%) Python
7 45 (5.49%) SQL
8 42 (5.12%) TypeScript
9 30 (3.66%) R
10 23 (2.80%) ES6
11 18 (2.20%) Apple Swift
12 14 (1.71%) C
13 13 (1.59%) Ruby
14 12 (1.46%) JSX
15 10 (1.22%) Objective-C
16 8 (0.98%) PowerShell
17 5 (0.61%) Kotlin
17 5 (0.61%) Scala
18 3 (0.37%) Java 8
18 3 (0.37%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (6.46%) Degree
2 10 (1.22%) ISTQB
2 10 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.24%) DBS Check
4 2 (0.24%) HND
4 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.24%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.24%) PMP
4 2 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.12%) PhD
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.12%) QA
2 21 (2.56%) GDPR
3 9 (1.10%) SLA
4 6 (0.73%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.12%) GxP
6 1 (0.12%) PMO
6 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) TickIT
System Software
1 32 (3.90%) Docker
2 8 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (1.22%) Kubernetes
2 8 (0.98%) AirWatch
2 8 (0.98%) Jamf Pro
3 5 (0.61%) Terraform
4 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (0.37%) cPanel
5 3 (0.37%) Puppet
6 2 (0.24%) Sysprep
6 2 (0.24%) WSUS
7 1 (0.12%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.12%) HP ALM
7 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 49 (5.98%) Adobe
2 45 (5.49%) Microsoft
3 44 (5.37%) Google
4 34 (4.15%) Genesys
5 18 (2.20%) SAP
6 14 (1.71%) Hotjar
7 13 (1.59%) Crazy Egg
8 9 (1.10%) Optimizely
9 8 (0.98%) BMC
10 7 (0.85%) Remedy
11 5 (0.61%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.61%) Tealium
12 4 (0.49%) Apple
12 4 (0.49%) Ariba
12 4 (0.49%) Symbian
13 3 (0.37%) Pega
13 3 (0.37%) Progress
13 3 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.37%) Siebel
13 3 (0.37%) Verint