Period
to 27 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Designer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 214 173 311
Rank change year-on-year -41 +138 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 280 130 202
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.55% 1.60% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.66% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 204 98 127
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,800 £29,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,917 £34,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
75th Percentile £57,500 £61,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £68,375 £76,250 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 16,880 7,845 24,190
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.17% 96.51% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 11,784 6,521 20,073
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,475 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +5.77% +4.00%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Designer in the South East.

Salary trend for Designer in the South East

Designer
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Designer in the South East over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 2021. 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 -22 105 £57,500 +19.79% 8
East Sussex +13 79 £50,000 +33.33%
Berkshire -29 65 £55,000 -4.35% 4
Hampshire -90 52 £44,750 -0.56% 5
Oxfordshire +2 32 £57,500 +85.48% 1
West Sussex -11 20 £47,500 -13.64% 1
Surrey -79 15 £41,500 +3.75% 7
Buckinghamshire -55 8 £42,500 - 3
Kent -44 3 £38,750 +40.91% 3
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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.

1 217 (77.50%) User Experience
2 110 (39.29%) Figma
3 104 (37.14%) Wireframes
4 92 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (30.71%) User Research
6 80 (28.57%) Adobe
7 74 (26.43%) Problem-Solving
8 73 (26.07%) CSS
9 70 (25.00%) HTML
10 68 (24.29%) Social Skills
11 66 (23.57%) Sketch
12 63 (22.50%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 46 (16.43%) Accessibility
14 44 (15.71%) Prototyping
15 41 (14.64%) Finance
16 40 (14.29%) SaaS
17 38 (13.57%) Presentation Skills
18 37 (13.21%) Marketing
18 37 (13.21%) JavaScript
19 33 (11.79%) Axure RP
20 30 (10.71%) Information Architecture
20 30 (10.71%) Web Design
21 29 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
21 29 (10.36%) Time Management
21 29 (10.36%) Degree
21 29 (10.36%) Workshop Facilitation
22 28 (10.00%) InVision
22 28 (10.00%) Android
22 28 (10.00%) Apple iOS
23 27 (9.64%) Adobe XD

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 21 (7.50%) CMS
2 13 (4.64%) WordPress
3 10 (3.57%) Joomla!
4 4 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.36%) Drupal
5 1 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 110 (39.29%) Figma
2 66 (23.57%) Sketch
3 28 (10.00%) InVision
4 27 (9.64%) Adobe XD
5 25 (8.93%) Photoshop
6 20 (7.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 17 (6.07%) OmniGraffle
8 14 (5.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 13 (4.64%) InDesign
10 12 (4.29%) Adobe After Effects
10 12 (4.29%) Adobe Premiere
10 12 (4.29%) Zeplin
11 6 (2.14%) UXPin
12 4 (1.43%) Marvel
13 1 (0.36%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.36%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 40 (14.29%) SaaS
2 16 (5.71%) Azure
3 15 (5.36%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 7 (2.50%) AWS
5 6 (2.14%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.36%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.21%) FTP
2 5 (1.79%) MPLS
3 4 (1.43%) Ethernet
3 4 (1.43%) GSM
4 1 (0.36%) DOCSIS
4 1 (0.36%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (1.07%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.71%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 33 (11.79%) Axure RP
2 8 (2.86%) Dreamweaver
3 4 (1.43%) Balsamiq
4 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 68 (24.29%) Social Skills
2 41 (14.64%) Finance
3 38 (13.57%) Presentation Skills
4 37 (13.21%) Marketing
5 29 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (6.43%) Telecoms
7 15 (5.36%) Advertising
8 11 (3.93%) German Language
9 8 (2.86%) Games
10 6 (2.14%) Public Sector
11 5 (1.79%) Publishing
12 4 (1.43%) Banking
12 4 (1.43%) Billing
12 4 (1.43%) Law
13 3 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (1.07%) Police
14 2 (0.71%) Automotive
14 2 (0.71%) Military
15 1 (0.36%) Influencing Skills
15 1 (0.36%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (26.07%) CSS
2 70 (25.00%) HTML
3 16 (5.71%) .NET
4 13 (4.64%) Middleware
5 12 (4.29%) SOAP
6 10 (3.57%) jQuery
7 5 (1.79%) React
8 4 (1.43%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.07%) D3.js
9 3 (1.07%) HTML5
10 2 (0.71%) MEAN Stack
10 2 (0.71%) Node.js
10 2 (0.71%) Sass
10 2 (0.71%) Vue.js
11 1 (0.36%) CSS3
11 1 (0.36%) Flask
11 1 (0.36%) Framer.js
11 1 (0.36%) GreenSock GSAP
11 1 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.36%) Shiny
Miscellaneous
1 217 (77.50%) User Experience
2 20 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 9 (3.21%) Greenfield Project
5 8 (2.86%) Animation
5 8 (2.86%) Virtual Team
6 6 (2.14%) Graphic Design
6 6 (2.14%) W3C
7 4 (1.43%) DTCC
8 3 (1.07%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.07%) PMI
9 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
9 2 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.71%) Renewable Energy
10 1 (0.36%) CMDB
10 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.36%) Life Science
10 1 (0.36%) Photography
10 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.36%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.00%) Android
1 28 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
2 1 (0.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (37.14%) Wireframes
2 92 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (30.71%) User Research
4 74 (26.43%) Problem-Solving
5 63 (22.50%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 44 (15.71%) Prototyping
7 30 (10.71%) Information Architecture
7 30 (10.71%) Web Design
8 29 (10.36%) Time Management
8 29 (10.36%) Workshop Facilitation
9 26 (9.29%) Scrum
10 25 (8.93%) B2C
11 24 (8.57%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
11 24 (8.57%) Web Development
12 23 (8.21%) Responsive Web Design
13 22 (7.86%) Usability Testing
14 20 (7.14%) Analytical Thinking
15 18 (6.43%) Enterprise Architecture
16 16 (5.71%) Service Design
17 15 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 37 (13.21%) JavaScript
2 11 (3.93%) Java
3 4 (1.43%) C#
3 4 (1.43%) SQL
4 3 (1.07%) PL/1
5 2 (0.71%) C++
5 2 (0.71%) PHP
6 1 (0.36%) C
6 1 (0.36%) Python
6 1 (0.36%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (10.36%) Degree
2 10 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.43%) TOGAF Certification
4 3 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.07%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.71%) Server+ Certification
6 1 (0.36%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (16.43%) Accessibility
2 11 (3.93%) WCAG
3 6 (2.14%) WAI
4 2 (0.71%) GDPR
4 2 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.71%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.71%) SLA
5 1 (0.36%) QA
Vendors
1 80 (28.57%) Adobe
2 9 (3.21%) Microsoft
3 7 (2.50%) Google
4 6 (2.14%) Remedy
4 6 (2.14%) Sparx
5 4 (1.43%) Cadence
5 4 (1.43%) Cognizant
5 4 (1.43%) Mercator
5 4 (1.43%) Xceptor
6 3 (1.07%) BMC
7 2 (0.71%) Apple
7 2 (0.71%) Citrix
7 2 (0.71%) CommVault
7 2 (0.71%) Hotjar
7 2 (0.71%) LogRhythm
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle
7 2 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.71%) Splunk
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco
8 1 (0.36%) IBM