Period
to 30 September 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 30 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
England > North West
6 months to
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 26 59
Rank change year-on-year -9 +33 +17
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 251 783 538
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 6.35% 7.59% 4.59%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.64% 19.43% 12.87%
Number of salaries quoted 259 666 437
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +3.53%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,500 £26,550
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £58,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

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 1,508 4,030 4,181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.17% 39.08% 35.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1,248 2,827 3,308
Median annual salary £50,000 £43,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,490 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £54,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +6.48% +2.86% +5.00%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing User Experience as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing User Experience in the North West over the 6 months to 30 September 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 30 September 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 -7 207 £45,000 +5.88% 63
Cheshire +24 32 £45,000 - 7
Merseyside +18 9 £55,000 +37.50% 5
Cumbria -5 1 £50,000 +42.86%
Lancashire -5 1 £57,500 +57.53% 7
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 123 (49.00%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (46.61%) JavaScript
3 94 (37.45%) CSS
4 93 (37.05%) HTML
5 60 (23.90%) PHP
6 54 (21.51%) React
7 44 (17.53%) E-Commerce
8 43 (17.13%) SDLC
8 43 (17.13%) Node.js
9 40 (15.94%) Front End Development
10 37 (14.74%) Git (software)
11 36 (14.34%) Test Automation
11 36 (14.34%) AngularJS
12 33 (13.15%) HTML5
13 32 (12.75%) QA
14 31 (12.35%) Mobile App
14 31 (12.35%) Wireframes
15 30 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
15 30 (11.95%) Marketing
16 28 (11.16%) SQL
16 28 (11.16%) .NET
16 28 (11.16%) CMS
16 28 (11.16%) DevOps
16 28 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
17 26 (10.36%) Microservices
17 26 (10.36%) Software Engineering
18 25 (9.96%) MySQL
18 25 (9.96%) User Stories
19 24 (9.56%) AWS
19 24 (9.56%) Magento

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 28 (11.16%) CMS
2 9 (3.59%) Apache
3 8 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (3.19%) Liferay
3 8 (3.19%) WordPress
4 7 (2.79%) nginx
5 4 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (1.20%) Confluence
7 2 (0.80%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.80%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.40%) IIS
8 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (3.59%) Adobe Illustrator
1 9 (3.59%) Sketch
2 8 (3.19%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.99%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.20%) InVision
6 2 (0.80%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.80%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.80%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.40%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.40%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 24 (9.56%) Magento
2 9 (3.59%) Shopify
3 3 (1.20%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.80%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.56%) AWS
2 19 (7.57%) Serverless
3 15 (5.98%) GitHub
4 14 (5.58%) Azure
5 13 (5.18%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (3.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 7 (2.79%) npm
7 7 (2.79%) Office 365
8 6 (2.39%) GCP
9 5 (1.99%) SaaS
10 4 (1.59%) Yarn
11 3 (1.20%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.20%) Google Analytics
11 3 (1.20%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.80%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.80%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.80%) AWS IoT
12 2 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.79%) Internet
2 6 (2.39%) LAN
2 6 (2.39%) SAN
2 6 (2.39%) WAN
3 5 (1.99%) DNS
3 5 (1.99%) Firewall
4 3 (1.20%) SSL
4 3 (1.20%) Wireless
5 2 (0.80%) Bluetooth
5 2 (0.80%) Network Security
5 2 (0.80%) RTMP
5 2 (0.80%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (0.40%) HTTP
6 1 (0.40%) SSH
6 1 (0.40%) VoIP
6 1 (0.40%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.96%) MySQL
2 18 (7.17%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (5.58%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.59%) MongoDB
5 8 (3.19%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.79%) Big Data
7 5 (1.99%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.59%) Redis
9 3 (1.20%) Apache Accumulo
9 3 (1.20%) Power BI
10 2 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.80%) BigQuery
10 2 (0.80%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.80%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.80%) Mixpanel
10 2 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.80%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.80%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 37 (14.74%) Git (software)
2 22 (8.76%) JIRA
3 15 (5.98%) PHPUnit
4 14 (5.58%) webpack
5 13 (5.18%) Grunt
5 13 (5.18%) gulp
6 9 (3.59%) git-flow
7 7 (2.79%) Selenium
8 6 (2.39%) Jenkins
8 6 (2.39%) Postman
8 6 (2.39%) Subversion
9 5 (1.99%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 5 (1.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 4 (1.59%) Cypress.io
11 3 (1.20%) CocoaPods
11 3 (1.20%) GitLab
11 3 (1.20%) Jasmine
12 2 (0.80%) Appium
12 2 (0.80%) Axure RP
12 2 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (11.95%) Marketing
2 21 (8.37%) Retail
3 19 (7.57%) Finance
4 5 (1.99%) Games
4 5 (1.99%) Local Government
4 5 (1.99%) Publishing
5 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.80%) Electronics
6 2 (0.80%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.40%) Advertising
7 1 (0.40%) Law
7 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.40%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 129 (51.39%) Developer
2 27 (10.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 25 (9.96%) Designer
4 23 (9.16%) Product Owner
5 22 (8.76%) Senior Developer
6 21 (8.37%) PHP Developer
7 20 (7.97%) Analyst
7 20 (7.97%) UX Designer
8 17 (6.77%) Full Stack Developer
9 16 (6.37%) React Developer
10 14 (5.58%) Web Developer
11 13 (5.18%) Magento Developer
12 12 (4.78%) .NET Developer
13 11 (4.38%) Angular Developer
14 10 (3.98%) iOS Developer
14 10 (3.98%) Product Manager
15 9 (3.59%) Business Analyst
15 9 (3.59%) PHP Web Developer
16 8 (3.19%) JavaScript Developer
16 8 (3.19%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (37.45%) CSS
2 93 (37.05%) HTML
3 54 (21.51%) React
4 43 (17.13%) Node.js
5 36 (14.34%) AngularJS
6 33 (13.15%) HTML5
7 28 (11.16%) .NET
8 23 (9.16%) Sass
9 19 (7.57%) Laravel
9 19 (7.57%) Vue.js
10 18 (7.17%) CSS3
11 17 (6.77%) jQuery
12 16 (6.37%) REST
12 16 (6.37%) SOAP
13 14 (5.58%) Web Services
14 13 (5.18%) RESTful
15 9 (3.59%) Middleware
15 9 (3.59%) XML
16 8 (3.19%) LAMP
16 8 (3.19%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.35%) Mobile App
2 28 (11.16%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.78%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.39%) Internet of Things
5 6 (2.39%) Social Media
5 6 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.99%) Data Centre
6 5 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (1.99%) Private Cloud
6 5 (1.99%) Replication
7 4 (1.59%) Animation
7 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.20%) W3C
9 2 (0.80%) CCTV
9 2 (0.80%) Industrial Internet of Things
9 2 (0.80%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.40%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.40%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 18 (7.17%) Apple iOS
2 14 (5.58%) Android
3 13 (5.18%) Linux
4 11 (4.38%) Windows
5 5 (1.99%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.40%) CentOS
6 1 (0.40%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (49.00%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (17.53%) E-Commerce
3 43 (17.13%) SDLC
4 40 (15.94%) Front End Development
5 36 (14.34%) Test Automation
6 31 (12.35%) Wireframes
7 30 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (11.16%) DevOps
9 26 (10.36%) Microservices
9 26 (10.36%) Software Engineering
10 25 (9.96%) User Stories
11 24 (9.56%) OO
11 24 (9.56%) Scrum
12 23 (9.16%) Web Development
13 22 (8.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (7.97%) Responsive Web Design
15 19 (7.57%) Product Backlog
16 18 (7.17%) Analytics
16 18 (7.17%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 117 (46.61%) JavaScript
2 60 (23.90%) PHP
3 28 (11.16%) SQL
4 23 (9.16%) Java
5 19 (7.57%) ES6
6 17 (6.77%) C#
7 16 (6.37%) Python
8 10 (3.98%) TypeScript
9 6 (2.39%) C
10 5 (1.99%) Apple Swift
10 5 (1.99%) C++
11 4 (1.59%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.59%) Ruby
12 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.80%) Kotlin
12 2 (0.80%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.80%) R
13 1 (0.40%) ES7
13 1 (0.40%) ES8
13 1 (0.40%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (2.39%) Degree
2 5 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.20%) DV Cleared
3 3 (1.20%) MCPD
3 3 (1.20%) MCSD
3 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.20%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.80%) SAP Certification
5 1 (0.40%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (12.75%) QA
2 3 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.80%) COBIT
3 2 (0.80%) GDPR
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.40%) SLA
4 1 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (5.98%) Docker
2 7 (2.79%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.99%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (4.78%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.39%) Ansible
3 3 (1.20%) Terraform
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.40%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (4.78%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.98%) Google
3 9 (3.59%) Zend
4 8 (3.19%) Atlassian
5 7 (2.79%) Sitecore
6 6 (2.39%) Adobe
6 6 (2.39%) Cisco
6 6 (2.39%) Dell
6 6 (2.39%) VMware
7 5 (1.99%) Apple
7 5 (1.99%) Aruba
7 5 (1.99%) HP
7 5 (1.99%) NetApp
7 5 (1.99%) SonicWALL
7 5 (1.99%) Veeam
8 3 (1.20%) Perforce
9 2 (0.80%) Amplitude
9 2 (0.80%) BT
9 2 (0.80%) SAP
9 2 (0.80%) Siemens