The median annual salary for a Designer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Designer
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 147 203
Rank change year-on-year -4 +56  
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 94 91 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.77% 1.74% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.78% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 82 59 39
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.42% +3.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £30,000 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £58,750
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5162 5111 5787
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 97.08% 97.59% 97.13%
Number of salaries quoted 4287 4330 4876
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,648 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West that featured Designer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the South West

Designer
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Designer in the South West

Designer
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in the South West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Designer in the South West

Designer
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -46 25 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Wiltshire +15 23 £44,500 +27.14% 2
Devon +18 15 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Gloucestershire -14 14 £42,500 +30.76%
Dorset +6 7 £34,000 +4.61% 2
Cornwall -4 5 £35,000 +66.66%
Somerset +1 4 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 South West region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 132 (74.16%) User Experience
2 68 (38.20%) Adobe
3 66 (37.08%) HTML
4 65 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (33.71%) Marketing
6 58 (32.58%) JavaScript
6 58 (32.58%) CSS
7 56 (31.46%) Photoshop
7 56 (31.46%) Axure RP
7 56 (31.46%) Wireframes
8 30 (16.85%) Prototyping
8 30 (16.85%) Adobe Illustrator
9 29 (16.29%) Degree
10 27 (15.17%) Graphic Design
11 24 (13.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 24 (13.48%) jQuery
12 23 (12.92%) Finance
13 22 (12.36%) UX Design
14 21 (11.80%) Conceptual Models
14 21 (11.80%) Web Design
15 20 (11.24%) Mobile App
16 19 (10.67%) OmniGraffle
17 18 (10.11%) HTML5
17 18 (10.11%) Digital Marketing
18 17 (9.55%) CSS3
18 17 (9.55%) Front End Development
19 16 (8.99%) Security Cleared
19 16 (8.99%) Manufacturing
20 15 (8.43%) Telecoms
21 14 (7.87%) Scrum

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (5.06%) CMS
2 6 (3.37%) WordPress
3 4 (2.25%) IIS
Applications
1 56 (31.46%) Photoshop
2 30 (16.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 24 (13.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 19 (10.67%) OmniGraffle
5 13 (7.30%) InVision
6 9 (5.06%) InDesign
7 3 (1.69%) Fireworks
7 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.56%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 11 (6.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) Magento
2 1 (0.56%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 3 (1.69%) SaaS
2 2 (1.12%) GitHub
2 2 (1.12%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.25%) Intranet
2 2 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.56%) HTTP
3 1 (0.56%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.56%) Internet
3 1 (0.56%) LAN
3 1 (0.56%) MQTT
3 1 (0.56%) SSL
3 1 (0.56%) WAN
3 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.12%) Big Data
2 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 56 (31.46%) Axure RP
2 9 (5.06%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.56%) Dreamweaver
General
1 60 (33.71%) Marketing
2 23 (12.92%) Finance
3 16 (8.99%) Manufacturing
4 15 (8.43%) Telecoms
5 12 (6.74%) Electronics
5 12 (6.74%) Military
6 11 (6.18%) Multimedia
7 9 (5.06%) Games
8 6 (3.37%) Banking
9 4 (2.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (1.69%) Retail
11 2 (1.12%) Advertising
12 1 (0.56%) Automotive
12 1 (0.56%) Local Government
12 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (37.08%) HTML
2 58 (32.58%) CSS
3 24 (13.48%) jQuery
4 18 (10.11%) HTML5
5 17 (9.55%) CSS3
6 14 (7.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 10 (5.62%) AngularJS
8 6 (3.37%) Ember.js
9 5 (2.81%) .NET
10 4 (2.25%) LESS
10 4 (2.25%) Natural Language Processing
10 4 (2.25%) Sass
11 2 (1.12%) Ajax
11 2 (1.12%) Backbone.js
11 2 (1.12%) D3.js
11 2 (1.12%) Highcharts JS
11 2 (1.12%) KnockoutJS
11 2 (1.12%) React
12 1 (0.56%) JSON
12 1 (0.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 132 (74.16%) User Experience
2 27 (15.17%) Graphic Design
3 20 (11.24%) Mobile App
4 11 (6.18%) Computer Science
4 11 (6.18%) e-Learning
5 8 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.37%) Social Media
7 4 (2.25%) Life Science
8 3 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.12%) W3C
10 1 (0.56%) Animation
10 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.56%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.56%) Photography
10 1 (0.56%) SCORM
10 1 (0.56%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.81%) Android
1 5 (2.81%) Apple iOS
2 4 (2.25%) Linux
3 2 (1.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (31.46%) Wireframes
3 30 (16.85%) Prototyping
4 22 (12.36%) UX Design
5 21 (11.80%) Conceptual Models
5 21 (11.80%) Web Design
6 18 (10.11%) Digital Marketing
7 17 (9.55%) Front End Development
8 14 (7.87%) Scrum
8 14 (7.87%) Time Management
9 13 (7.30%) Project Management
9 13 (7.30%) Usability Testing
10 12 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
10 12 (6.74%) Software Engineering
10 12 (6.74%) Visualisation
11 11 (6.18%) Matrix Organization
11 11 (6.18%) Programme Management
12 10 (5.62%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
12 10 (5.62%) Responsive Web Design
13 8 (4.49%) Data Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 58 (32.58%) JavaScript
2 7 (3.93%) C
2 7 (3.93%) Java
2 7 (3.93%) PHP
3 5 (2.81%) SQL
4 2 (1.12%) CoffeeScript
5 1 (0.56%) C#
5 1 (0.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (16.29%) Degree
2 16 (8.99%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.62%) HND
3 10 (5.62%) PhD
4 9 (5.06%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.25%) QA
2 3 (1.69%) WCAG
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.56%) WAI
Vendors
1 68 (38.20%) Adobe
2 11 (6.18%) SAP
3 4 (2.25%) Cognizant
3 4 (2.25%) Oracle
4 2 (1.12%) Google
4 2 (1.12%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.56%) CA Agile Central
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco
5 1 (0.56%) HP
5 1 (0.56%) Juniper
5 1 (0.56%) Kenexa
5 1 (0.56%) MikroTik
5 1 (0.56%) Ubiquiti
5 1 (0.56%) WSO2
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