UX Research Jobs in Scotland

User Experience Research (UXR)
UK > Scotland

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for UX Research skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited UX Research over the 6 months to 22 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
22 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 152 217 230
Rank change year-on-year +65 +13 -38
Permanent jobs citing UX Research 137 3 22
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 2.04% 0.066% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 0.070% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 17
10th Percentile £38,250 £50,400 £43,100
25th Percentile £39,375 £56,625 £62,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £69,000 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -38.41% +6.15% +22.41%
75th Percentile £44,375 £74,875 £67,500
90th Percentile £44,750 £77,200 -
UK median annual salary £57,500 £65,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -11.54% +13.04% +4.55%

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland

UX Research is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,175 4,297 5,439
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Scotland 92.10% 94.38% 91.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2,396 2,134 2,829
10th Percentile £28,750 £32,017 £31,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £41,813 £40,606
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +15.79%
75th Percentile £65,000 £72,500 £68,275
90th Percentile £80,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £61,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -9.84% +1.67% +9.09%

UX Research
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing UX Research as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for UX Research in Scotland

UX Research
Salary Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing UX Research in Scotland.

Salary trend for UX Research in Scotland

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Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing UX Research within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 May 2024. 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
Jobs
Glasgow -4 108 £45,000 -25.93% 2
Edinburgh +61 23 - -
Midlothian - 5 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £40,000 -
UX Research
UK

UX Research
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (15.33%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 32 (23.36%) UserZoom
2 20 (14.60%) Sketch
3 8 (5.84%) InVision
4 5 (3.65%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (3.65%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 90 (65.69%) Figma
2 75 (54.74%) SurveyMonkey
3 21 (15.33%) Amazon S3
3 21 (15.33%) Amazon SQS
3 21 (15.33%) AWS
3 21 (15.33%) GCP
3 21 (15.33%) Google Docs
3 21 (15.33%) Lucidchart
3 21 (15.33%) Miro
3 21 (15.33%) SaaS
3 21 (15.33%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.33%) Big Data
1 21 (15.33%) Elasticsearch
1 21 (15.33%) Hadoop
1 21 (15.33%) Redis
1 21 (15.33%) Scylla
Development Applications
1 32 (23.36%) Jenkins
2 23 (16.79%) JIRA
General
1 124 (90.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
2 108 (78.83%) Marketing
3 106 (77.37%) Finance
3 106 (77.37%) Law
4 71 (51.82%) Social Skills
5 32 (23.36%) Social Science
6 3 (2.19%) Polish Language
7 2 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.46%) Banking
7 2 (1.46%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.46%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (1.46%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 49 (35.77%) User Experience Researcher
2 47 (34.31%) Lead
3 24 (17.52%) Software Engineer
4 22 (16.06%) Senior
5 21 (15.33%) Designer
5 21 (15.33%) Principal Engineer
5 21 (15.33%) Principal Software Engineer
5 21 (15.33%) UX Designer
6 19 (13.87%) Senior Designer
6 19 (13.87%) Senior UX Designer
7 3 (2.19%) Lead Software Engineer
7 3 (2.19%) UI Engineer
8 2 (1.46%) Senior User Experience Researcher
8 2 (1.46%) Senior User Researcher
8 2 (1.46%) User Researcher
9 1 (0.73%) Digital Strategist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (15.33%) GraphQL
1 21 (15.33%) Kafka
2 17 (12.41%) CSS
2 17 (12.41%) HTML
2 17 (12.41%) React
3 6 (4.38%) AngularJS
4 3 (2.19%) DOM
4 3 (2.19%) LESS
4 3 (2.19%) Sass
4 3 (2.19%) Spring
4 3 (2.19%) Spring Boot
4 3 (2.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (2.19%) Vue
4 3 (2.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (27.74%) Market Risk
2 21 (15.33%) Algorithms
2 21 (15.33%) Data Structures
3 13 (9.49%) Product Ownership
4 12 (8.76%) Legacy Systems
4 12 (8.76%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.65%) Onboarding
6 3 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.19%) Graphic Design
6 3 (2.19%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (100.00%) User Experience
2 96 (70.07%) User Research
3 77 (56.20%) Anthropology
3 77 (56.20%) Psychology
4 76 (55.47%) Service Design
5 75 (54.74%) Actionable Insight
6 71 (51.82%) Product Management
7 65 (47.45%) Agile
8 64 (46.72%) Roadmaps
9 55 (40.15%) Data Visualisation
9 55 (40.15%) Visualisation
10 54 (39.42%) Interaction Design
11 50 (36.50%) Mentoring
12 49 (35.77%) Information Architecture
13 48 (35.04%) UX Design
14 45 (32.85%) Cognitive Science
14 45 (32.85%) Critical Thinking
14 45 (32.85%) Fintech
15 44 (32.12%) DevOps
15 44 (32.12%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 34 (24.82%) R
2 24 (17.52%) Java
3 21 (15.33%) Bash
3 21 (15.33%) Go
3 21 (15.33%) Python
3 21 (15.33%) Scala
4 17 (12.41%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 91 (66.42%) Degree
2 48 (35.04%) Master's Degree
3 45 (32.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (23.36%) Actionable Recommendations
2 21 (15.33%) Accessibility
3 3 (2.19%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 21 (15.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 64 (46.72%) Qualtrics
2 21 (15.33%) Dell
2 21 (15.33%) Google
3 12 (8.76%) ServiceNow