Period
to 16 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Designer was £31,250 in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 230 238 215
Rank change year-on-year +8 -23 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 90 92 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.92% 0.91% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.94% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 68 77 133
South West median annual salary £31,250 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.47% +21.43% -16.67%
10th Percentile £22,975 £28,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £54,500 £60,000 £55,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £44,138
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.95% +3.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Permanent vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 9,415 9,777 10,170
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.28% 97.16% 96.77%
Number of salaries quoted 7,521 8,085 8,562
South West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
Bristol +13 47 £40,000 -23.81% 4
Dorset +13 15 £30,000 -14.29% 3
Devon +2 11 £25,000 -16.67% 4
Somerset +24 6 £28,000 -20.00% 5
Cornwall +19 6 £18,000 -16.28% 1
Gloucestershire +14 2 £30,000 -33.33% 6
Wiltshire -17 2 £55,000 +29.41% 3
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 West region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 68 (75.56%) User Experience
2 42 (46.67%) Adobe
3 34 (37.78%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 30 (33.33%) Wireframes
5 28 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (27.78%) HTML
7 23 (25.56%) CSS
7 23 (25.56%) Marketing
7 23 (25.56%) InVision
8 20 (22.22%) Prototyping
9 19 (21.11%) Degree
9 19 (21.11%) Adobe Illustrator
9 19 (21.11%) Photoshop
10 18 (20.00%) Finance
10 18 (20.00%) Mobile App
11 15 (16.67%) Project Management
12 14 (15.56%) Scrum
12 14 (15.56%) Retail
13 13 (14.44%) Git (software)
13 13 (14.44%) JavaScript
14 12 (13.33%) E-Commerce
14 12 (13.33%) Smart Meter
14 12 (13.33%) HTML5
14 12 (13.33%) Pixate
14 12 (13.33%) Marvel
14 12 (13.33%) Smart Home
14 12 (13.33%) A/B Testing
14 12 (13.33%) Self-Motivation
14 12 (13.33%) Critical Thinking
14 12 (13.33%) Lean Software Development

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 12 (13.33%) Marvel
2 10 (11.11%) WordPress
3 2 (2.22%) Confluence
4 1 (1.11%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (25.56%) InVision
2 19 (21.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 19 (21.11%) Photoshop
3 12 (13.33%) Pixate
4 11 (12.22%) InDesign
5 8 (8.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (8.89%) Flinto
5 8 (8.89%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (5.56%) Fireworks
6 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
7 4 (4.44%) UXPin
8 2 (2.22%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (2.22%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
9 1 (1.11%) GIMP
9 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.89%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.11%) GitHub
3 1 (1.11%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.22%) Wireless
2 1 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.11%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (1.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (1.11%) Firewall
2 1 (1.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.11%) Big Data
1 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (14.44%) Git (software)
2 10 (11.11%) JIRA
3 7 (7.78%) Axure RP
4 5 (5.56%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (2.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (1.11%) Rational DOORS
General
1 23 (25.56%) Marketing
2 18 (20.00%) Finance
3 14 (15.56%) Retail
4 6 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 5 (5.56%) Multimedia
6 3 (3.33%) Advertising
7 2 (2.22%) Banking
7 2 (2.22%) Games
8 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.11%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (27.78%) HTML
2 23 (25.56%) CSS
3 12 (13.33%) HTML5
4 10 (11.11%) jQuery
5 8 (8.89%) Framer.js
6 6 (6.67%) CSS3
7 5 (5.56%) Flash
7 5 (5.56%) XHTML
8 1 (1.11%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.11%) Ember.js
8 1 (1.11%) GreenSock GSAP
8 1 (1.11%) LINQ
8 1 (1.11%) RESTful
8 1 (1.11%) Sass
8 1 (1.11%) Smart Contracts
8 1 (1.11%) Web Services
8 1 (1.11%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 68 (75.56%) User Experience
2 18 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 12 (13.33%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (13.33%) Smart Home
3 12 (13.33%) Smart Meter
4 9 (10.00%) Graphic Design
5 8 (8.89%) Blog
5 8 (8.89%) PDA
5 8 (8.89%) Social Media
6 5 (5.56%) Photography
7 2 (2.22%) Animation
7 2 (2.22%) Motion Graphics
7 2 (2.22%) Video Editing
8 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.11%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (1.11%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.78%) Android
2 5 (5.56%) Windows
3 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (37.78%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
2 30 (33.33%) Wireframes
3 28 (31.11%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (22.22%) Prototyping
5 15 (16.67%) Project Management
6 14 (15.56%) Scrum
7 12 (13.33%) A/B Testing
7 12 (13.33%) Critical Thinking
7 12 (13.33%) E-Commerce
7 12 (13.33%) Lean Software Development
8 11 (12.22%) Front End Development
8 11 (12.22%) Service Design
9 10 (11.11%) MVC
9 10 (11.11%) Open Source
9 10 (11.11%) User Stories
10 8 (8.89%) Kanban
10 8 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (8.89%) Progressive Enhancement
11 6 (6.67%) Creative Thinking
11 6 (6.67%) Interaction Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.44%) JavaScript
2 10 (11.11%) PHP
3 2 (2.22%) C
4 1 (1.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (21.11%) Degree
2 3 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) CCDP
4 1 (1.11%) CCNP
4 1 (1.11%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) HND
4 1 (1.11%) MCSE
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) Actionable Recommendations
2 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.22%) Firmware
2 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.11%) VMware NSX
Vendors
1 42 (46.67%) Adobe
2 4 (4.44%) Apple
3 2 (2.22%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.22%) Atmel
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco
4 1 (1.11%) Civica
4 1 (1.11%) EMC
4 1 (1.11%) F5
4 1 (1.11%) Google
4 1 (1.11%) HP
4 1 (1.11%) IBM
4 1 (1.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.11%) VMware