Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
England > North West
6 months to
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 87 79
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8 -4
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 513 410 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.01% 3.37% 3.51%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.13% 8.40% 9.74%
Number of salaries quoted 407 360 397
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,400
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +4.17% +2.40%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,950 £80,000 £60,000
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 5064 4879 4756
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.61% 40.07% 36.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3970 4099 3789
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +4 338 £45,000 +12.50% 44
Cheshire +16 118 £45,000 +16.88% 15
Lancashire +7 37 £35,500 -5.33% 4
Merseyside -2 15 £41,000 -3.53% 8
User Experience
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 275 (53.61%) JavaScript
2 274 (53.41%) HTML
3 255 (49.71%) CSS
4 216 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
5 184 (35.87%) HTML5
6 160 (31.19%) jQuery
7 153 (29.82%) CSS3
8 120 (23.39%) Front End Development
9 114 (22.22%) AngularJS
10 98 (19.10%) E-Commerce
11 91 (17.74%) PHP
11 91 (17.74%) Marketing
11 91 (17.74%) Web Development
12 89 (17.35%) Scrum
13 82 (15.98%) Git (software)
14 81 (15.79%) Mobile App
14 81 (15.79%) Sass
15 80 (15.59%) Node.js
16 76 (14.81%) SQL
17 71 (13.84%) MVC
17 71 (13.84%) Responsive Web Design
18 69 (13.45%) Analytics
18 69 (13.45%) Finance
19 68 (13.26%) TDD
19 68 (13.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 67 (13.06%) Java
21 66 (12.87%) Wireframes
22 59 (11.50%) Microsoft
22 59 (11.50%) React
23 57 (11.11%) C#

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 21 (4.09%) CMS
2 19 (3.70%) WordPress
3 16 (3.12%) Confluence
4 15 (2.92%) EPiServer
5 14 (2.73%) Apache
6 13 (2.53%) Drupal
6 13 (2.53%) nginx
7 11 (2.14%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 8 (1.56%) NServiceBus
10 7 (1.36%) Apache Spark
11 6 (1.17%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.97%) OpenROAD
13 4 (0.78%) SAS
14 3 (0.58%) JBoss
14 3 (0.58%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.58%) Umbraco
15 2 (0.39%) IIS
15 2 (0.39%) Joomla!
16 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 41 (7.99%) Photoshop
2 14 (2.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 12 (2.34%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (2.34%) InVision
4 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.97%) UXPin
5 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.39%) InDesign
6 2 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.19%) Pixate
7 1 (0.19%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 17 (3.31%) Magento
2 7 (1.36%) Shopify
3 2 (0.39%) BASE24
3 2 (0.39%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.19%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.24%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.29%) SaaS
4 20 (3.90%) Google Analytics
5 16 (3.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 15 (2.92%) GitHub
7 11 (2.14%) npm
8 7 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (1.36%) Route 53
9 6 (1.17%) Amazon SQS
10 5 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.39%) Firebase
12 1 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.19%) G Suite
12 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.19%) MailChimp
12 1 (0.19%) Office 365
12 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.48%) HTTP
2 12 (2.34%) Internet
3 9 (1.75%) SSL
4 8 (1.56%) Intranet
5 3 (0.58%) LAN
6 2 (0.39%) SSH
6 2 (0.39%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.19%) Firewall
7 1 (0.19%) PPP
7 1 (0.19%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.41%) MySQL
3 26 (5.07%) MongoDB
4 21 (4.09%) NoSQL
5 17 (3.31%) CouchDB
6 16 (3.12%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.95%) Apache Accumulo
8 6 (1.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.97%) DTS
10 4 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.78%) DB2
10 4 (0.78%) Essbase
10 4 (0.78%) Ingres
10 4 (0.78%) Power BI
10 4 (0.78%) Qlik Sense
10 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 82 (15.98%) Git (software)
2 55 (10.72%) Subversion
3 28 (5.46%) Bitbucket
4 26 (5.07%) gulp
4 26 (5.07%) JIRA
5 24 (4.68%) Jenkins
6 21 (4.09%) Jasmine
7 17 (3.31%) Grunt
8 16 (3.12%) webpack
9 14 (2.73%) Xcode
10 13 (2.53%) Gradle
11 11 (2.14%) Eclipse
11 11 (2.14%) Maven
11 11 (2.14%) Selenium
12 10 (1.95%) Axure RP
12 10 (1.95%) SonarQube
12 10 (1.95%) Vagrant
13 9 (1.75%) ReSharper
13 9 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 91 (17.74%) Marketing
2 69 (13.45%) Finance
3 43 (8.38%) Retail
4 42 (8.19%) Banking
5 20 (3.90%) Advertising
5 20 (3.90%) Law
6 18 (3.51%) Electronics
7 12 (2.34%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.95%) Games
8 10 (1.95%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.75%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.36%) Military
11 5 (0.97%) Brand Awareness
11 5 (0.97%) Corporate Banking
11 5 (0.97%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.78%) Back Office
13 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.19%) Automotive
14 1 (0.19%) Front Office
14 1 (0.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 283 (55.17%) Developer
2 98 (19.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 63 (12.28%) Designer
4 58 (11.31%) Web Developer
5 51 (9.94%) Analyst
6 49 (9.55%) JavaScript Developer
7 44 (8.58%) Senior Developer
8 42 (8.19%) UX Designer
9 39 (7.60%) Software Developer
10 35 (6.82%) Lead Developer
11 27 (5.26%) PHP Developer
12 26 (5.07%) .NET Developer
12 26 (5.07%) Business Analyst
12 26 (5.07%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 23 (4.48%) HTML Developer
13 23 (4.48%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 23 (4.48%) UI Developer
14 20 (3.90%) UI Designer
15 17 (3.31%) C# Developer
15 17 (3.31%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (53.41%) HTML
2 255 (49.71%) CSS
3 184 (35.87%) HTML5
4 160 (31.19%) jQuery
5 153 (29.82%) CSS3
6 114 (22.22%) AngularJS
7 81 (15.79%) Sass
8 80 (15.59%) Node.js
9 68 (13.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 59 (11.50%) React
11 57 (11.11%) .NET
12 45 (8.77%) REST
13 42 (8.19%) Web Services
14 41 (7.99%) JSON
14 41 (7.99%) LESS
15 40 (7.80%) ASP.NET
16 39 (7.60%) ASP.NET MVC
17 34 (6.63%) RESTful
18 31 (6.04%) Ajax
19 30 (5.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 81 (15.79%) Mobile App
2 47 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.65%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.14%) Graphic Design
5 11 (2.14%) iPad
6 8 (1.56%) Life Science
7 7 (1.36%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.36%) Social Media
8 6 (1.17%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.17%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.17%) Contactless
8 6 (1.17%) e-Learning
8 6 (1.17%) Online Banking
9 4 (0.78%) Animation
9 4 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
9 4 (0.78%) Freedom of Information Act
9 4 (0.78%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.80%) Linux
2 32 (6.24%) Apple iOS
3 29 (5.65%) Windows
4 19 (3.70%) Android
5 7 (1.36%) Mac OS
5 7 (1.36%) Unix
6 4 (0.78%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.39%) AIX
8 1 (0.19%) Debian
8 1 (0.19%) HPUX
8 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (23.39%) Front End Development
3 98 (19.10%) E-Commerce
4 91 (17.74%) Web Development
5 89 (17.35%) Scrum
6 71 (13.84%) MVC
6 71 (13.84%) Responsive Web Design
7 69 (13.45%) Analytics
8 68 (13.26%) TDD
9 66 (12.87%) Wireframes
10 45 (8.77%) SEO
10 45 (8.77%) Unit Testing
11 44 (8.58%) Stakeholder Management
12 43 (8.38%) SDLC
13 39 (7.60%) Test Automation
14 38 (7.41%) DevOps
15 35 (6.82%) Software Engineering
16 33 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
17 30 (5.85%) BDD
17 30 (5.85%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 275 (53.61%) JavaScript
2 91 (17.74%) PHP
3 76 (14.81%) SQL
4 67 (13.06%) Java
5 57 (11.11%) C#
6 20 (3.90%) Apple Swift
6 20 (3.90%) Ruby
7 17 (3.31%) Python
8 14 (2.73%) Objective-C
9 11 (2.14%) C
10 9 (1.75%) C++
10 9 (1.75%) TypeScript
10 9 (1.75%) XPath
11 7 (1.36%) ES6
11 7 (1.36%) Perl
11 7 (1.36%) Scala
12 4 (0.78%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.78%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.78%) R
12 4 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (10.14%) Degree
2 15 (2.92%) ISTQB
3 10 (1.95%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.36%) DV Cleared
4 7 (1.36%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.58%) HND
6 2 (0.39%) APMG
6 2 (0.39%) PMP
7 1 (0.19%) ISEB
7 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.31%) QA
2 3 (0.58%) SLA
3 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (2.92%) Docker
2 3 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (1.56%) Puppet
2 7 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.39%) BladeLogic
3 2 (0.39%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.19%) Ansible
4 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 59 (11.50%) Microsoft
2 46 (8.97%) Adobe
3 31 (6.04%) Oracle
4 26 (5.07%) Google
5 15 (2.92%) Apple
6 9 (1.75%) SAP
7 8 (1.56%) AppDynamics
7 8 (1.56%) Splunk
8 6 (1.17%) hybris
8 6 (1.17%) Sitecore
8 6 (1.17%) Zend
9 5 (0.97%) Actian
10 4 (0.78%) Hitwise
10 4 (0.78%) Hotjar
10 4 (0.78%) Tableau
11 3 (0.58%) Xamarin
12 2 (0.39%) Capita
12 2 (0.39%) Facebook
12 2 (0.39%) HubSpot
12 2 (0.39%) Twitter