Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
England > North West
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 74 91
Rank change year-on-year -3 +17 -21
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 513 454 400
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.90% 3.64% 3.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.91% 9.05% 8.84%
Number of salaries quoted 402 405 340
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,175
90th Percentile £60,000 £71,250 £60,125
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 5176 5018 4526
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.31% 40.29% 35.63%
Number of salaries quoted 4018 4183 3581
North West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,040
% change year-on-year - +4.08% +6.76%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 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 -11 317 £40,250 +0.63% 33
Cheshire +25 135 £45,000 +16.88% 8
Lancashire +10 34 £37,500 +15.38% 4
Merseyside +10 22 £41,000 +17.14% 9
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT jobs citing User Experience also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 282 (54.97%) JavaScript
2 270 (52.63%) HTML
3 256 (49.90%) CSS
4 218 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
5 178 (34.70%) HTML5
6 173 (33.72%) jQuery
7 145 (28.27%) CSS3
8 137 (26.71%) Front End Development
9 132 (25.73%) AngularJS
10 100 (19.49%) Web Development
11 96 (18.71%) E-Commerce
12 95 (18.52%) Scrum
13 93 (18.13%) PHP
14 92 (17.93%) Git (software)
15 90 (17.54%) Java
16 86 (16.76%) Mobile App
17 84 (16.37%) Sass
18 83 (16.18%) TDD
19 82 (15.98%) Finance
20 79 (15.40%) Node.js
20 79 (15.40%) Marketing
21 72 (14.04%) Wireframes
22 71 (13.84%) SQL
23 70 (13.65%) MVC
24 67 (13.06%) React
25 61 (11.89%) REST
26 59 (11.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 58 (11.31%) Analytics
28 57 (11.11%) SEO
28 57 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design

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 20 (3.90%) WordPress
2 15 (2.92%) Confluence
3 14 (2.73%) CMS
3 14 (2.73%) nginx
4 12 (2.34%) Apache
4 12 (2.34%) Drupal
5 9 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (1.17%) EPiServer
8 5 (0.97%) Apache Spark
9 4 (0.78%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.78%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.58%) JBoss
10 3 (0.58%) Joomla!
10 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.39%) IIS
11 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 42 (8.19%) Photoshop
2 17 (3.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 13 (2.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (1.95%) InVision
5 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.58%) UXPin
8 2 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.39%) InDesign
8 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.19%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.19%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.19%) Maya
9 1 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.19%) Pixate
9 1 (0.19%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 22 (4.29%) Magento
2 8 (1.56%) Shopify
3 3 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.39%) BASE24
4 2 (0.39%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.39%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.19%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.85%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (5.07%) SaaS
3 20 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (3.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 18 (3.51%) npm
5 17 (3.31%) Google Analytics
6 12 (2.34%) GitHub
7 7 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.36%) Route 53
8 6 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
9 3 (0.58%) Office 365
10 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.19%) Firebase
11 1 (0.19%) MailChimp
11 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.19%) Trello
11 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (6.04%) HTTP
2 21 (4.09%) Internet
3 9 (1.75%) SSL
4 5 (0.97%) Intranet
5 4 (0.78%) LAN
6 2 (0.39%) RTSP
6 2 (0.39%) SSH
6 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.19%) PPP
7 1 (0.19%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (8.58%) SQL Server
2 37 (7.21%) MySQL
3 23 (4.48%) MongoDB
4 21 (4.09%) Relational Database
5 17 (3.31%) NoSQL
6 12 (2.34%) DB2
7 10 (1.95%) CouchDB
8 6 (1.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (1.17%) Apache Accumulo
9 5 (0.97%) Big Data
10 4 (0.78%) Qlik Sense
11 3 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.58%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.19%) Redis
13 1 (0.19%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 92 (17.93%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.82%) Jenkins
3 34 (6.63%) Subversion
4 32 (6.24%) Bitbucket
4 32 (6.24%) Jasmine
5 29 (5.65%) gulp
6 25 (4.87%) Grunt
7 24 (4.68%) Gradle
8 19 (3.70%) JIRA
8 19 (3.70%) Xcode
9 18 (3.51%) webpack
10 13 (2.53%) Axure RP
11 12 (2.34%) Vagrant
12 10 (1.95%) Selenium
13 8 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (1.36%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 7 (1.36%) Maven
14 7 (1.36%) Mocha
15 6 (1.17%) Eclipse
15 6 (1.17%) Mercurial
General
1 82 (15.98%) Finance
2 79 (15.40%) Marketing
3 48 (9.36%) Banking
4 41 (7.99%) Retail
5 38 (7.41%) Advertising
6 18 (3.51%) Law
7 17 (3.31%) Games
8 16 (3.12%) Investment Banking
9 12 (2.34%) Electronics
10 8 (1.56%) Telecoms
11 7 (1.36%) Military
12 5 (0.97%) Brand Awareness
12 5 (0.97%) Corporate Banking
12 5 (0.97%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.78%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.39%) Front Office
15 1 (0.19%) Automotive
15 1 (0.19%) Local Government
15 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 296 (57.70%) Developer
2 111 (21.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 59 (11.50%) Web Developer
4 55 (10.72%) Designer
5 53 (10.33%) Analyst
6 47 (9.16%) JavaScript Developer
7 43 (8.38%) Senior Developer
8 42 (8.19%) UX Designer
9 32 (6.24%) Business Analyst
10 30 (5.85%) Software Developer
11 27 (5.26%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 24 (4.68%) Product Owner
13 23 (4.48%) Lead Developer
14 22 (4.29%) Senior Front-End Developer
15 21 (4.09%) .NET Developer
15 21 (4.09%) HTML Developer
15 21 (4.09%) UI Developer
16 19 (3.70%) Java Developer
17 17 (3.31%) PHP Developer
18 16 (3.12%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 270 (52.63%) HTML
2 256 (49.90%) CSS
3 178 (34.70%) HTML5
4 173 (33.72%) jQuery
5 145 (28.27%) CSS3
6 132 (25.73%) AngularJS
7 84 (16.37%) Sass
8 79 (15.40%) Node.js
9 67 (13.06%) React
10 61 (11.89%) REST
11 59 (11.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 53 (10.33%) Web Services
13 39 (7.60%) .NET
14 36 (7.02%) SOAP
15 34 (6.63%) RESTful
16 32 (6.24%) Ajax
16 32 (6.24%) Backbone.js
17 31 (6.04%) JSON
18 30 (5.85%) LESS
18 30 (5.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 86 (16.76%) Mobile App
2 44 (8.58%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (2.92%) Graphic Design
5 12 (2.34%) RIA
6 11 (2.14%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.95%) Social Media
8 8 (1.56%) iPad
9 7 (1.36%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.17%) e-Learning
10 6 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
10 6 (1.17%) Online Banking
11 5 (0.97%) Contactless
11 5 (0.97%) Fintech
11 5 (0.97%) Life Science
11 5 (0.97%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.78%) Freedom of Information Act
12 4 (0.78%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 42 (8.19%) Linux
2 41 (7.99%) Apple iOS
3 28 (5.46%) Android
4 24 (4.68%) Windows
5 13 (2.53%) Unix
6 7 (1.36%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.58%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.39%) AIX
8 2 (0.39%) HPUX
9 1 (0.19%) Debian
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 137 (26.71%) Front End Development
3 100 (19.49%) Web Development
4 96 (18.71%) E-Commerce
5 95 (18.52%) Scrum
6 83 (16.18%) TDD
7 72 (14.04%) Wireframes
8 70 (13.65%) MVC
9 58 (11.31%) Analytics
10 57 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
10 57 (11.11%) SEO
11 50 (9.75%) Unit Testing
12 49 (9.55%) Test Automation
13 48 (9.36%) SDLC
13 48 (9.36%) Stakeholder Management
14 45 (8.77%) BDD
15 44 (8.58%) Software Engineering
16 42 (8.19%) Continuous Integration
17 41 (7.99%) DevOps
18 35 (6.82%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 282 (54.97%) JavaScript
2 93 (18.13%) PHP
3 90 (17.54%) Java
4 71 (13.84%) SQL
5 45 (8.77%) C#
6 26 (5.07%) Apple Swift
6 26 (5.07%) Python
7 25 (4.87%) Objective-C
8 22 (4.29%) Ruby
9 15 (2.92%) C++
10 14 (2.73%) C
11 13 (2.53%) ES6
12 8 (1.56%) Perl
12 8 (1.56%) Scala
12 8 (1.56%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.56%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.17%) Bash Shell
13 6 (1.17%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.97%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 50 (9.75%) Degree
2 11 (2.14%) ISTQB
3 9 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (1.75%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.36%) DV Cleared
4 7 (1.36%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.39%) APMG
5 2 (0.39%) ISEB
5 2 (0.39%) PMP
6 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.87%) QA
2 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.58%) SLA
3 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (3.31%) Docker
2 2 (0.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.19%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 5 (0.97%) Puppet
2 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.39%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.39%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (9.75%) Adobe
2 37 (7.21%) Microsoft
3 35 (6.82%) Google
4 28 (5.46%) Oracle
5 14 (2.73%) Apple
6 12 (2.34%) AppDynamics
6 12 (2.34%) Splunk
7 11 (2.14%) Capita
8 9 (1.75%) Xamarin
9 7 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.36%) Twitter
10 5 (0.97%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.78%) Hitwise
11 4 (0.78%) Hotjar
11 4 (0.78%) SAP
11 4 (0.78%) Zend
12 3 (0.58%) Facebook
12 3 (0.58%) IBM
12 3 (0.58%) PayPal
13 2 (0.39%) 3PAR