The median annual salary for a Designer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Designer
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 110 113
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 58 52 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.14% 1.81% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 1.88% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 42 37 37
Median salary £42,500 £40,500 £51,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.93% -21.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £69,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  

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 2552 2769 2967
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.03% 96.62% 95.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1640 1596 1883
Median salary £43,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 27 June 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 27 June 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
Glasgow +11 38 £50,000 +33.33% 4
Edinburgh +4 20 £40,000 - 2
Designer
UK

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 74 (59.68%) User Experience
2 50 (40.32%) Wireframes
3 48 (38.71%) Finance
4 41 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (32.26%) CSS
6 38 (30.65%) HTML
7 37 (29.84%) Axure RP
8 33 (26.61%) Adobe
9 31 (25.00%) Degree
10 30 (24.19%) JavaScript
10 30 (24.19%) Prototyping
11 23 (18.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 21 (16.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 21 (16.94%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
13 18 (14.52%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
14 17 (13.71%) Usability Testing
15 16 (12.90%) Human Factors
15 16 (12.90%) User Stories
16 15 (12.10%) Information Architecture
16 15 (12.10%) Adobe Illustrator
17 14 (11.29%) SOA
18 13 (10.48%) Mobile App
18 13 (10.48%) Rapid Prototyping
19 12 (9.68%) Infrastructure Management
20 11 (8.87%) Java
20 11 (8.87%) Responsive Web Design
20 11 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
21 10 (8.06%) HTML5
21 10 (8.06%) Web Development
22 9 (7.26%) Test Automation

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (3.23%) CMS
2 2 (1.61%) FileNet
2 2 (1.61%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.61%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.61%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.81%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.81%) SAS
3 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.81%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (16.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 15 (12.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (4.03%) InVision
3 5 (4.03%) Photoshop
4 4 (3.23%) UXPin
5 2 (1.61%) Lectora
6 1 (0.81%) InDesign
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.81%) Moqups
6 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.42%) iTrent
1 3 (2.42%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.61%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.61%) Office 365
1 2 (1.61%) Oracle Service Cloud
2 1 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.81%) SaaS
2 1 (0.81%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.26%) GoToMeeting
2 2 (1.61%) DHCP
2 2 (1.61%) DNS
2 2 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (1.61%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.81%) Internet
3 1 (0.81%) SAN
3 1 (0.81%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.26%) Big Data
1 9 (7.26%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (7.26%) RDBMS
1 9 (7.26%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.65%) NoSQL
3 4 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.81%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.81%) DataStage
5 1 (0.81%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 37 (29.84%) Axure RP
2 23 (18.55%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 8 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.03%) JIRA
5 3 (2.42%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.81%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.81%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.81%) JUnit
6 1 (0.81%) Maven
6 1 (0.81%) NetBeans
General
1 48 (38.71%) Finance
2 7 (5.65%) Banking
3 6 (4.84%) Marketing
4 4 (3.23%) Legal
4 4 (3.23%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.42%) Retail
6 2 (1.61%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.81%) Advertising
7 1 (0.81%) Games
7 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (32.26%) CSS
2 38 (30.65%) HTML
3 10 (8.06%) HTML5
4 9 (7.26%) CSS3
4 9 (7.26%) Spring
5 8 (6.45%) AngularJS
5 8 (6.45%) jQuery
6 6 (4.84%) J2EE
7 3 (2.42%) .NET
7 3 (2.42%) Web Services
8 2 (1.61%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.61%) Java EE
8 2 (1.61%) JSP
8 2 (1.61%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.61%) Sass
9 1 (0.81%) Haml
9 1 (0.81%) Node.js
9 1 (0.81%) REST
9 1 (0.81%) Swagger
9 1 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 74 (59.68%) User Experience
2 13 (10.48%) Mobile App
3 11 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.23%) BBC
5 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.61%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.61%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.61%) Graphic Design
6 2 (1.61%) IVR
6 2 (1.61%) Replication
6 2 (1.61%) SCORM
6 2 (1.61%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.81%) Fintech
7 1 (0.81%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.81%) Photography
7 1 (0.81%) Robotics
7 1 (0.81%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.03%) Windows
2 3 (2.42%) Linux
2 3 (2.42%) Unix
2 3 (2.42%) Windows Server
3 2 (1.61%) Windows 7
3 2 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.81%) AIX
4 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (40.32%) Wireframes
2 41 (33.06%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (24.19%) Prototyping
4 21 (16.94%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
5 18 (14.52%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
6 17 (13.71%) Usability Testing
7 16 (12.90%) Human Factors
7 16 (12.90%) User Stories
8 15 (12.10%) Information Architecture
9 14 (11.29%) SOA
10 13 (10.48%) Rapid Prototyping
11 12 (9.68%) Infrastructure Management
12 11 (8.87%) Responsive Web Design
13 10 (8.06%) Web Development
14 9 (7.26%) Analytics
14 9 (7.26%) Test Automation
15 8 (6.45%) Line Management
15 8 (6.45%) Microservices
15 8 (6.45%) OO
15 8 (6.45%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.19%) JavaScript
2 11 (8.87%) Java
3 4 (3.23%) PHP
4 3 (2.42%) SQL
5 2 (1.61%) C#
5 2 (1.61%) Ruby
6 1 (0.81%) Delphi
6 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (2.42%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (1.61%) Active Directory
1 2 (1.61%) DFS Replication
2 1 (0.81%) Docker
2 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.81%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (26.61%) Adobe
2 7 (5.65%) Oracle
3 4 (3.23%) Apple
3 4 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.42%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.42%) Citrix
4 3 (2.42%) Northgate
5 2 (1.61%) Google
5 2 (1.61%) IBM
6 1 (0.81%) Capita
6 1 (0.81%) Cognos
6 1 (0.81%) Dell
6 1 (0.81%) EMC
6 1 (0.81%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.81%) Reuters
6 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.81%) SAP
6 1 (0.81%) Symantec
6 1 (0.81%) VMware
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