Period
to 25 September 2018

The median annual salary for a Designer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 281 281 225
Rank change year-on-year 0 -56 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 293 304 535
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.99% 1.05% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 1.08% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 249 228 414
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,025 £25,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £71,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 28,562 28,053 34,579
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.58% 96.74% 97.09%
Number of salaries quoted 23,768 23,385 29,205
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.93%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -6 84 £55,000 +10.00% 23
Hampshire -4 63 £50,000 +25.00% 15
Surrey -19 56 £47,500 +18.75% 12
East Sussex -12 51 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Oxfordshire +18 41 £55,000 +12.82% 9
Berkshire -38 39 £45,000 -10.00% 10
West Sussex +28 23 £45,000 +9.76% 2
Kent +15 12 £36,250 +11.54% 5
Buckinghamshire +6 4 £47,500 +18.75% 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 25 September 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.

1 204 (69.62%) User Experience
2 118 (40.27%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (35.49%) Wireframes
4 98 (33.45%) HTML
5 82 (27.99%) CSS
6 78 (26.62%) Adobe
7 74 (25.26%) Photoshop
8 57 (19.45%) JavaScript
9 54 (18.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 53 (18.09%) Adobe Illustrator
11 42 (14.33%) Marketing
12 36 (12.29%) Finance
13 31 (10.58%) Axure RP
14 30 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
15 26 (8.87%) Information Architecture
15 26 (8.87%) Web Development
16 25 (8.53%) InDesign
17 24 (8.19%) Graphic Design
18 23 (7.85%) Retail
18 23 (7.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
18 23 (7.85%) Mobile App
18 23 (7.85%) InVision
19 22 (7.51%) Prototyping
20 21 (7.17%) CSS3
20 21 (7.17%) OmniGraffle
21 20 (6.83%) Scrum
21 20 (6.83%) Customer Insight
22 19 (6.48%) AngularJS
22 19 (6.48%) HTML5
23 18 (6.14%) jQuery

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 10 (3.41%) CMS
2 9 (3.07%) Confluence
3 8 (2.73%) WordPress
4 6 (2.05%) Umbraco
5 5 (1.71%) Joomla!
6 4 (1.37%) Drupal
7 3 (1.02%) Commerce Server
8 2 (0.68%) CICS
9 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.34%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.34%) Marvel
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 74 (25.26%) Photoshop
2 54 (18.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 53 (18.09%) Adobe Illustrator
4 25 (8.53%) InDesign
5 23 (7.85%) InVision
6 21 (7.17%) OmniGraffle
7 15 (5.12%) UXPin
8 11 (3.75%) Adobe After Effects
9 6 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
10 3 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 2 (0.68%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.68%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
12 1 (0.34%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.34%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) SAP BPC
1 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.34%) SAP FS
1 1 (0.34%) SAP FSCM
1 1 (0.34%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.05%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 3 (1.02%) IaaS
4 3 (1.02%) PaaS
4 3 (1.02%) SaaS
5 2 (0.68%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.68%) Office 365
6 1 (0.34%) Dropbox
6 1 (0.34%) Google Play
6 1 (0.34%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.37%) BIG-IP
1 4 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (1.37%) Internet
2 1 (0.34%) MVNO
2 1 (0.34%) NAS
2 1 (0.34%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.05%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.05%) MySQL
4 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.68%) DB2
5 1 (0.34%) Ingres
5 1 (0.34%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (10.58%) Axure RP
2 23 (7.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 9 (3.07%) JIRA
4 6 (2.05%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.37%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.37%) gulp
6 3 (1.02%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (1.02%) PHPUnit
6 3 (1.02%) Subversion
7 2 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.34%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (14.33%) Marketing
2 36 (12.29%) Finance
3 23 (7.85%) Retail
4 14 (4.78%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.10%) Games
6 5 (1.71%) Electronics
6 5 (1.71%) Legal
6 5 (1.71%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.37%) Advertising
8 3 (1.02%) Billing
9 2 (0.68%) Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) Automotive
10 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (33.45%) HTML
2 82 (27.99%) CSS
3 21 (7.17%) CSS3
4 19 (6.48%) AngularJS
4 19 (6.48%) HTML5
5 18 (6.14%) jQuery
6 16 (5.46%) .NET
7 11 (3.75%) Web Services
8 8 (2.73%) RESTful
9 5 (1.71%) .NET Framework
9 5 (1.71%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (1.71%) Framer.js
10 4 (1.37%) Backbone.js
10 4 (1.37%) Ember.js
10 4 (1.37%) LAMP
10 4 (1.37%) LINQ
10 4 (1.37%) Node.js
10 4 (1.37%) Sass
10 4 (1.37%) Vue.js
11 3 (1.02%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 204 (69.62%) User Experience
2 24 (8.19%) Graphic Design
3 23 (7.85%) Mobile App
4 17 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.73%) Animation
6 7 (2.39%) Fintech
7 6 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (1.71%) e-Learning
9 4 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.37%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.02%) Life Science
10 3 (1.02%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.02%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.68%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.34%) Machine to Machine
12 1 (0.34%) Photography
12 1 (0.34%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.34%) Social Media
12 1 (0.34%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.12%) Linux
2 4 (1.37%) Unix
3 3 (1.02%) Windows
4 2 (0.68%) Android
4 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.68%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.34%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (40.27%) Agile Software Development
2 104 (35.49%) Wireframes
3 30 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (8.87%) Information Architecture
4 26 (8.87%) Web Development
5 22 (7.51%) Prototyping
6 20 (6.83%) Customer Insight
6 20 (6.83%) Scrum
7 18 (6.14%) Web Design
8 16 (5.46%) Mobile First
9 15 (5.12%) IT Strategy
10 14 (4.78%) Translating Business Requirements
11 13 (4.44%) Responsive Web Design
11 13 (4.44%) TDD
12 11 (3.75%) CRM
12 11 (3.75%) User Stories
13 10 (3.41%) Digital Marketing
13 10 (3.41%) Front End Development
13 10 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (3.07%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 57 (19.45%) JavaScript
2 17 (5.80%) PHP
3 14 (4.78%) C#
4 12 (4.10%) SQL
5 7 (2.39%) Java
6 3 (1.02%) C++
6 3 (1.02%) COBOL
6 3 (1.02%) Ruby
7 2 (0.68%) C
7 2 (0.68%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.68%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.34%) Perl
8 1 (0.34%) Python
8 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 18 (6.14%) Degree
2 2 (0.68%) CEH
2 2 (0.68%) CISM
2 2 (0.68%) CISSP
2 2 (0.68%) GCIH
2 2 (0.68%) GIAC
3 1 (0.34%) ISEB
3 1 (0.34%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.75%) QA
2 2 (0.68%) COBIT
2 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 78 (26.62%) Adobe
2 13 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 9 (3.07%) Oracle
4 7 (2.39%) Google
5 6 (2.05%) VMware
6 4 (1.37%) CheckPoint
6 4 (1.37%) Cisco
6 4 (1.37%) Riverbed
6 4 (1.37%) Twitter
7 3 (1.02%) ATG
7 3 (1.02%) Perforce
8 2 (0.68%) Proofpoint
8 2 (0.68%) SAP
9 1 (0.34%) EMC
9 1 (0.34%) HubSpot
9 1 (0.34%) IBM
9 1 (0.34%) Vectorworks
9 1 (0.34%) Xamarin