Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Designer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 123 132
Rank change year-on-year -12 +9 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 94 99 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.68% 1.92% 1.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 2.00% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 61 63 91
Scotland median annual salary £47,500 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% +21.43%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £59,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Scotland
Permanent vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5375 4960 6138
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.01% 95.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3436 3081 3956
Scotland median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 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
Glasgow -4 62 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Edinburgh -12 32 £43,750 +10.76% 7
Falkirk - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 58 (61.70%) User Experience
2 43 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (35.11%) Adobe
4 30 (31.91%) Wireframes
5 29 (30.85%) CSS
6 28 (29.79%) HTML
7 26 (27.66%) Finance
8 24 (25.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 22 (23.40%) Prototyping
10 21 (22.34%) Adobe Illustrator
10 21 (22.34%) Photoshop
11 18 (19.15%) JavaScript
12 17 (18.09%) Axure RP
13 13 (13.83%) Degree
14 12 (12.77%) Mobile App
15 11 (11.70%) HTML5
15 11 (11.70%) Software Engineering
16 10 (10.64%) Graphic Design
16 10 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
17 9 (9.57%) Enterprise Software
17 9 (9.57%) Service Design
17 9 (9.57%) InVision
17 9 (9.57%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
17 9 (9.57%) Marketing
17 9 (9.57%) Human Factors
17 9 (9.57%) Usability Testing
17 9 (9.57%) Web Design
18 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
18 8 (8.51%) Java
18 8 (8.51%) User Stories

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 3 (3.19%) IIS
1 3 (3.19%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (3.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.19%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.13%) Confluence
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon Alexa
3 1 (1.06%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.06%) CMS
3 1 (1.06%) MQSeries
3 1 (1.06%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (25.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 21 (22.34%) Adobe Illustrator
2 21 (22.34%) Photoshop
3 9 (9.57%) InVision
4 8 (8.51%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (6.38%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (2.13%) Lectora
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (1.06%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.32%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.26%) Office 365
3 4 (4.26%) PaaS
4 2 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.06%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) DHCP
1 3 (3.19%) DNS
1 3 (3.19%) Skype
1 3 (3.19%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.06%) SAN
2 1 (1.06%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.32%) Big Data
2 5 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.19%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.19%) Snowflake Schema
4 3 (3.19%) Star Schema
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.13%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.06%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.06%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.06%) MySQL
6 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (18.09%) Axure RP
2 8 (8.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (5.32%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (3.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.19%) Visual Website Optimizer
5 2 (2.13%) JIRA
6 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (27.66%) Finance
2 9 (9.57%) Marketing
3 6 (6.38%) Retail
4 3 (3.19%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.13%) Banking
5 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.13%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.06%) Advertising
6 1 (1.06%) Games
6 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (30.85%) CSS
2 28 (29.79%) HTML
3 11 (11.70%) HTML5
4 8 (8.51%) CSS3
5 6 (6.38%) .NET
5 6 (6.38%) jQuery
6 5 (5.32%) J2EE
7 3 (3.19%) Middleware
8 2 (2.13%) Sass
8 2 (2.13%) Spring
8 2 (2.13%) Web Services
9 1 (1.06%) Framer.js
9 1 (1.06%) Haml
9 1 (1.06%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.06%) Java EE
9 1 (1.06%) JSP
9 1 (1.06%) Pandas
9 1 (1.06%) React Native
9 1 (1.06%) SparkR
9 1 (1.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 58 (61.70%) User Experience
2 12 (12.77%) Mobile App
3 10 (10.64%) Graphic Design
4 9 (9.57%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.32%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (3.19%) Clustering
6 3 (3.19%) e-Learning
6 3 (3.19%) N-Tier
7 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.13%) SCORM
8 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.06%) Fintech
8 1 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.06%) Motion Graphics
8 1 (1.06%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.06%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.32%) Windows
2 4 (4.26%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.13%) Linux
4 1 (1.06%) AIX
4 1 (1.06%) Android
4 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.06%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.06%) Solaris
4 1 (1.06%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (31.91%) Wireframes
3 22 (23.40%) Prototyping
4 11 (11.70%) Software Engineering
5 10 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (9.57%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
6 9 (9.57%) Human Factors
6 9 (9.57%) Service Design
6 9 (9.57%) Usability Testing
6 9 (9.57%) Web Design
7 8 (8.51%) User Stories
8 7 (7.45%) E-Commerce
8 7 (7.45%) Rapid Prototyping
8 7 (7.45%) Strategic Thinking
9 6 (6.38%) SOA
9 6 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (5.32%) Front End Development
10 5 (5.32%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
10 5 (5.32%) Microservices
10 5 (5.32%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.15%) JavaScript
2 8 (8.51%) Java
3 3 (3.19%) COBOL
3 3 (3.19%) JCL
4 1 (1.06%) HiveQL
4 1 (1.06%) PHP
4 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.06%) Python
4 1 (1.06%) R
4 1 (1.06%) Scala
4 1 (1.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (13.83%) Degree
2 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.06%) MCSD
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (4.26%) XenDesktop
2 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.19%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) SCCM
1 3 (3.19%) SCOM
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.06%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 33 (35.11%) Adobe
2 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.45%) Oracle
4 4 (4.26%) Citrix
4 4 (4.26%) VMware
5 3 (3.19%) Veritas
6 2 (2.13%) Ab Initio
6 2 (2.13%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.13%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.06%) Apigee
7 1 (1.06%) Dell
7 1 (1.06%) EMC
7 1 (1.06%) IBM
7 1 (1.06%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.06%) Symantec