Period
to 12 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Designer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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

Designer
England > South East
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 352 275 231
Rank change year-on-year -77 -44 -8
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 188 340 490
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.67% 1.09% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 1.13% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 159 259 384
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £69,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 27,037 30,126 33,232
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.35% 96.69% 97.15%
Number of salaries quoted 22,349 25,118 27,825
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.06%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the South East

Designer
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Designer in the South East

Designer
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in the South East over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Designer in the South East

Designer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the South East region over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. 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
Thames Valley -11 60 £45,000 -10.00% 24
Hampshire -26 44 £45,000 -18.18% 14
Berkshire -37 38 £43,500 -20.91% 7
East Sussex -31 32 £37,500 -16.67% 1
Surrey -11 22 £47,500 +18.75% 14
West Sussex +10 20 £55,000 +57.14% 7
Oxfordshire +17 13 £55,000 +12.82% 10
Buckinghamshire +7 9 £38,000 -15.56% 7
Kent +22 5 £37,500 +25.00% 4
Isle of Wight - 3 £30,000 -
Designer
England

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, Designer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 122 (64.89%) User Experience
2 70 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (34.57%) Wireframes
4 55 (29.26%) HTML
5 48 (25.53%) CSS
6 46 (24.47%) Adobe
7 43 (22.87%) Photoshop
8 36 (19.15%) JavaScript
9 32 (17.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 32 (17.02%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (15.43%) Prototyping
11 27 (14.36%) Axure RP
12 22 (11.70%) Graphic Design
13 21 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
14 19 (10.11%) Adobe Illustrator
15 18 (9.57%) Retail
15 18 (9.57%) Degree
15 18 (9.57%) InVision
16 16 (8.51%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 16 (8.51%) SQL
16 16 (8.51%) Web Design
17 15 (7.98%) Finance
17 15 (7.98%) Mobile First
18 14 (7.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
19 13 (6.91%) User Stories
20 12 (6.38%) Mobile App
20 12 (6.38%) Customer Insight
20 12 (6.38%) InDesign
20 12 (6.38%) E-Commerce
21 11 (5.85%) .NET

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 9 (4.79%) Marvel
2 8 (4.26%) Confluence
3 4 (2.13%) Umbraco
4 3 (1.60%) Commerce Server
5 2 (1.06%) CMS
6 1 (0.53%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.53%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.53%) Smallworld
Applications
1 43 (22.87%) Photoshop
2 32 (17.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 19 (10.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 18 (9.57%) InVision
5 12 (6.38%) InDesign
6 7 (3.72%) Adobe After Effects
6 7 (3.72%) UXPin
7 5 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (1.60%) AutoCAD
8 3 (1.60%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (1.06%) Flinto
9 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
10 1 (0.53%) EngageOne
10 1 (0.53%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.53%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) PlanetPress Connect
1 1 (0.53%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.53%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.53%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.53%) SAP FS
1 1 (0.53%) SAP FSCM
1 1 (0.53%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.60%) IaaS
3 3 (1.60%) PaaS
4 2 (1.06%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.06%) SaaS
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (0.53%) Cisco Firepower
1 1 (0.53%) Cisco ISE
1 1 (0.53%) Firewall
1 1 (0.53%) Network Security
1 1 (0.53%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.66%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.06%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (1.06%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.53%) Ingres
5 1 (0.53%) MS Access
5 1 (0.53%) MySQL
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (14.36%) Axure RP
2 14 (7.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 10 (5.32%) JIRA
4 5 (2.66%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.06%) Subversion
6 1 (0.53%) PHPUnit
General
1 18 (9.57%) Retail
2 15 (7.98%) Finance
3 10 (5.32%) Telecoms
4 8 (4.26%) Marketing
5 5 (2.66%) Games
5 5 (2.66%) Legal
6 3 (1.60%) Automotive
6 3 (1.60%) Electronics
7 2 (1.06%) Advertising
7 2 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.53%) Banking
8 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (29.26%) HTML
2 48 (25.53%) CSS
3 11 (5.85%) .NET
4 10 (5.32%) HTML5
5 9 (4.79%) AngularJS
5 9 (4.79%) CSS3
5 9 (4.79%) Web Services
6 8 (4.26%) RESTful
7 5 (2.66%) Framer.js
7 5 (2.66%) LINQ
8 4 (2.13%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (2.13%) Vue.js
9 2 (1.06%) J2EE
9 2 (1.06%) jQuery
10 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.53%) JDBC
10 1 (0.53%) Node.js
10 1 (0.53%) OOCSS
10 1 (0.53%) React
Miscellaneous
1 122 (64.89%) User Experience
2 22 (11.70%) Graphic Design
3 21 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.38%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.72%) Fintech
6 5 (2.66%) e-Learning
7 4 (2.13%) Animation
7 4 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.60%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.06%) Motion Graphics
10 1 (0.53%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.53%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (0.53%) PlayStation
10 1 (0.53%) Social Media
10 1 (0.53%) Vector Graphics
10 1 (0.53%) Video Editing
10 1 (0.53%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.72%) Linux
2 5 (2.66%) Windows
3 3 (1.60%) Android
3 3 (1.60%) Apple iOS
3 3 (1.60%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (34.57%) Wireframes
3 32 (17.02%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (15.43%) Prototyping
5 16 (8.51%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 16 (8.51%) Web Design
6 15 (7.98%) Mobile First
7 13 (6.91%) User Stories
8 12 (6.38%) Customer Insight
8 12 (6.38%) E-Commerce
9 11 (5.85%) TDD
10 10 (5.32%) Responsive Web Design
10 10 (5.32%) Scrum
10 10 (5.32%) Usability Testing
11 9 (4.79%) Collaborative Working
11 9 (4.79%) Creative Problem-Solving
11 9 (4.79%) Design Thinking
11 9 (4.79%) Information Architecture
11 9 (4.79%) OO
11 9 (4.79%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.15%) JavaScript
2 16 (8.51%) SQL
3 11 (5.85%) C#
4 7 (3.72%) Java
5 2 (1.06%) C
5 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.53%) C++
6 1 (0.53%) COBOL
6 1 (0.53%) Perl
6 1 (0.53%) PHP
6 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (9.57%) Degree
2 1 (0.53%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.60%) Data Quality
1 3 (1.60%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) ProxySG
1 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 46 (24.47%) Adobe
2 11 (5.85%) Oracle
3 9 (4.79%) Microsoft
4 6 (3.19%) VMware
5 3 (1.60%) ATG
6 2 (1.06%) Google
6 2 (1.06%) Tableau
6 2 (1.06%) Talend
7 1 (0.53%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.53%) Cisco
7 1 (0.53%) F5
7 1 (0.53%) Fortinet
7 1 (0.53%) IronPort
7 1 (0.53%) Juniper
7 1 (0.53%) McAfee
7 1 (0.53%) Palo Alto
7 1 (0.53%) Perforce
7 1 (0.53%) Progress
7 1 (0.53%) SAP
7 1 (0.53%) Zscaler