The median annual salary for a Designer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
UK / Scotland
Rank 74 102 134
Rank change year-on-year +28 +32  
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 67 57 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.89% 1.95% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.01% 2.06% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 43 37 15
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £30,000 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £57,400 £57,000 £56,200
UK excluding London median salary £37,862 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +0.96% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2226 2773 2959
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.99% 94.84% 95.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1379 1800 1824
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Designer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Scotland

Designer
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Designer in Scotland.

Salary trend for Designer in Scotland

Designer
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Designer in Scotland

Designer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +19 39 £40,000 -11.11% 9
Glasgow +23 27 £55,000 +57.14% 5
Dundee +6 1 £32,500 -
Designer
UK

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Designer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Scotland region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 68 (61.82%) User Experience
2 63 (57.27%) Finance
3 56 (50.91%) Wireframes
4 47 (42.73%) Adobe
5 45 (40.91%) Axure RP
6 38 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (32.73%) CSS
8 34 (30.91%) HTML
9 33 (30.00%) Degree
10 30 (27.27%) JavaScript
11 29 (26.36%) Prototyping
12 28 (25.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 27 (24.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 24 (21.82%) Adobe Illustrator
15 21 (19.09%) User Stories
16 19 (17.27%) Usability Testing
17 18 (16.36%) Human Factors
17 18 (16.36%) Information Architecture
17 18 (16.36%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
18 17 (15.45%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
19 16 (14.55%) GoToMeeting
19 16 (14.55%) Rapid Prototyping
19 16 (14.55%) Responsive Web Design
20 15 (13.64%) Infrastructure Management
21 13 (11.82%) SOA
22 10 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
22 10 (9.09%) OO
23 8 (7.27%) UML
23 8 (7.27%) Photoshop
23 8 (7.27%) Mobile App

Designer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (1.82%) CMS
1 2 (1.82%) JBoss
1 2 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.91%) Marvel
2 1 (0.91%) MQSeries
2 1 (0.91%) SAS
2 1 (0.91%) WebSphere
2 1 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 27 (24.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 24 (21.82%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (7.27%) Photoshop
4 5 (4.55%) InVision
5 4 (3.64%) MS Excel
6 3 (2.73%) UXPin
7 2 (1.82%) InDesign
8 1 (0.91%) Moqups
8 1 (0.91%) MS Office
8 1 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (2.73%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (2.73%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.73%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 3 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.82%) SaaS
3 1 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.91%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.91%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.55%) GoToMeeting
2 1 (0.91%) Internet
2 1 (0.91%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.64%) Big Data
1 4 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.73%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.82%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.91%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.91%) DataStage
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 45 (40.91%) Axure RP
2 28 (25.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 6 (5.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.91%) JIRA
4 1 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
General
1 63 (57.27%) Finance
2 5 (4.55%) Banking
3 4 (3.64%) Legal
4 3 (2.73%) Marketing
5 2 (1.82%) Retail
5 2 (1.82%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.91%) Games
6 1 (0.91%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (32.73%) CSS
2 34 (30.91%) HTML
3 6 (5.45%) AngularJS
3 6 (5.45%) CSS3
3 6 (5.45%) HTML5
3 6 (5.45%) jQuery
4 5 (4.55%) Hibernate
5 3 (2.73%) Apache CXF
5 3 (2.73%) Apache OpenJPA
5 3 (2.73%) JPA
5 3 (2.73%) JSF
5 3 (2.73%) RichFaces
5 3 (2.73%) Spring
5 3 (2.73%) Web Services
6 1 (0.91%) .NET
6 1 (0.91%) Framer.js
6 1 (0.91%) J2EE
6 1 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.91%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 68 (61.82%) User Experience
2 8 (7.27%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.82%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.82%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.91%) Animation
6 1 (0.91%) BBC
6 1 (0.91%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.91%) Photography
6 1 (0.91%) Robotics
6 1 (0.91%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.64%) Windows
2 3 (2.73%) Linux
2 3 (2.73%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.91%) AIX
3 1 (0.91%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.91%) Solaris
3 1 (0.91%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (50.91%) Wireframes
2 38 (34.55%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (26.36%) Prototyping
4 21 (19.09%) User Stories
5 19 (17.27%) Usability Testing
6 18 (16.36%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
6 18 (16.36%) Human Factors
6 18 (16.36%) Information Architecture
7 17 (15.45%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
8 16 (14.55%) Rapid Prototyping
8 16 (14.55%) Responsive Web Design
9 15 (13.64%) Infrastructure Management
10 13 (11.82%) SOA
11 10 (9.09%) OO
11 10 (9.09%) OOA/OOD
12 8 (7.27%) UML
13 7 (6.36%) Analytics
13 7 (6.36%) SDLC
13 7 (6.36%) Use Case
14 6 (5.45%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 6 (5.45%) Java
3 4 (3.64%) PL/SQL
3 4 (3.64%) SQL
4 1 (0.91%) C#
4 1 (0.91%) Delphi
4 1 (0.91%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (0.91%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (0.91%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 47 (42.73%) Adobe
2 5 (4.55%) Oracle
3 4 (3.64%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.64%) Red Hat
4 1 (0.91%) Apple
4 1 (0.91%) Citrix
4 1 (0.91%) Cognos
4 1 (0.91%) Dell
4 1 (0.91%) EMC
4 1 (0.91%) Facebook
4 1 (0.91%) IBM
4 1 (0.91%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (0.91%) SAP
4 1 (0.91%) Symantec
4 1 (0.91%) VMware
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