Period
to 6 April 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 6 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 65 70
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 +13
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 2,826 3,650 4,247
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.32% 4.35% 4.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.78% 11.41% 11.52%
Number of salaries quoted 2,378 2,986 3,521
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,569 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

User Experience is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 23,994 31,977 36,863
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 36.65% 38.08% 35.71%
Number of salaries quoted 18,393 23,520 28,635
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,729 £71,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing User Experience as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in the UK excluding London

User Experience
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing User Experience in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for User Experience in the UK excluding London

User Experience
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing User Experience in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Salary histogram for User Experience in the UK excluding London

User Experience
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 6 April 2020. 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
South East +2 759 £50,000 - 114
North of England -7 683 £45,000 +12.50% 162
Midlands +31 438 £42,500 - 50
North West -6 397 £45,000 +5.88% 92
West Midlands +50 327 £45,000 +5.88% 28
East of England +9 315 £47,500 -9.52% 42
South West -23 295 £42,500 -5.56% 42
Yorkshire -8 230 £41,500 +10.67% 47
Scotland +10 209 £45,000 +5.88% 22
East Midlands -13 110 £40,000 -5.88% 22
Wales +3 108 £40,000 -5.88% 17
North East +20 56 £45,000 +33.33% 23
Northern Ireland +10 30 £35,000 -6.67% 2
Channel Islands -1 1 £47,500 +11.76%
South Coast - 1 - -
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, IT jobs citing User Experience also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for User Experience.

1 1,405 (49.72%) Agile Software Development
2 1,223 (43.28%) JavaScript
3 1,076 (38.08%) HTML
3 1,076 (38.08%) CSS
4 587 (20.77%) AngularJS
5 568 (20.10%) Front End Development
6 536 (18.97%) .NET
7 461 (16.31%) Scrum
8 449 (15.89%) React
9 446 (15.78%) C#
10 411 (14.54%) Git (software)
11 376 (13.31%) Web Development
12 362 (12.81%) Software Engineering
13 349 (12.35%) SQL
14 344 (12.17%) HTML5
15 335 (11.85%) Wireframes
16 324 (11.46%) Finance
17 314 (11.11%) Node.js
18 302 (10.69%) Azure
18 302 (10.69%) Degree
19 301 (10.65%) Microsoft
20 300 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
21 293 (10.37%) Sass
22 283 (10.01%) E-Commerce
23 277 (9.80%) Java
24 275 (9.73%) PHP
25 274 (9.70%) Analytics
26 260 (9.20%) TDD
27 255 (9.02%) jQuery
27 255 (9.02%) AWS

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 126 (4.46%) CMS
2 92 (3.26%) WordPress
3 61 (2.16%) Confluence
4 38 (1.34%) IIS
5 35 (1.24%) SharePoint
6 31 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 30 (1.06%) WebSphere
8 29 (1.03%) Skype for Business
9 24 (0.85%) Apache
10 15 (0.53%) ArcGIS
11 14 (0.50%) nginx
11 14 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
12 13 (0.46%) CICS
13 9 (0.32%) Drupal
13 9 (0.32%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.32%) Umbraco
14 8 (0.28%) EPiServer
14 8 (0.28%) Liferay
14 8 (0.28%) NServiceBus
15 7 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 204 (7.22%) Sketch
2 144 (5.10%) Photoshop
3 123 (4.35%) InVision
4 87 (3.08%) Adobe Illustrator
5 53 (1.88%) Figma
6 50 (1.77%) Adobe XD
7 47 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
8 40 (1.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 34 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
10 24 (0.85%) Zeplin
11 19 (0.67%) OmniGraffle
12 17 (0.60%) InDesign
12 17 (0.60%) Marvel
13 12 (0.42%) MS Visio
14 11 (0.39%) SPSS
15 8 (0.28%) Chatbot
16 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
16 6 (0.21%) UserZoom
17 5 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 4 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 60 (2.12%) Magento
2 15 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
3 12 (0.42%) Oracle CRM
4 11 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (0.39%) Shopify
5 5 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
5 5 (0.18%) OpenCart
5 5 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.071%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.071%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.071%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.071%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.071%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.035%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.035%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.035%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.035%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.035%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.035%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 302 (10.69%) Azure
2 255 (9.02%) AWS
3 151 (5.34%) SaaS
4 79 (2.80%) Office 365
5 71 (2.51%) GCP
6 62 (2.19%) PaaS
7 57 (2.02%) GitHub
8 46 (1.63%) Serverless
9 44 (1.56%) Google Analytics
10 42 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 40 (1.42%) npm
12 37 (1.31%) Power Platform
13 26 (0.92%) IaaS
14 22 (0.78%) Slack
15 20 (0.71%) G Suite
16 19 (0.67%) Oracle CX
17 18 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
18 13 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
18 13 (0.46%) Oracle Service Cloud
19 12 (0.42%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 63 (2.23%) Wireless
2 50 (1.77%) Intranet
3 48 (1.70%) Internet
4 38 (1.34%) DNS
5 31 (1.10%) Skype
6 20 (0.71%) LAN
7 17 (0.60%) TCP/IP
8 16 (0.57%) SMS
9 14 (0.50%) DHCP
9 14 (0.50%) SSL
9 14 (0.50%) WAN
10 12 (0.42%) Firewall
11 11 (0.39%) ATM
11 11 (0.39%) MQTT
12 10 (0.35%) Broadband
12 10 (0.35%) LTE
13 9 (0.32%) HTTP
14 8 (0.28%) Bluetooth
14 8 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (0.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 204 (7.22%) MySQL
3 103 (3.64%) Relational Database
4 76 (2.69%) Big Data
5 52 (1.84%) MongoDB
6 43 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
7 35 (1.24%) Power BI
8 33 (1.17%) NoSQL
9 22 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 22 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (0.71%) DB2
11 17 (0.60%) MS Access
12 16 (0.57%) RDBMS
12 16 (0.57%) Redis
13 14 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
14 12 (0.42%) Hadoop
15 11 (0.39%) Blockchain
16 10 (0.35%) SQLite
17 8 (0.28%) Geospatial Data
18 7 (0.25%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 411 (14.54%) Git (software)
2 181 (6.40%) JIRA
3 119 (4.21%) webpack
4 113 (4.00%) Axure RP
5 96 (3.40%) gulp
6 86 (3.04%) Selenium
7 83 (2.94%) Subversion
8 74 (2.62%) Grunt
9 59 (2.09%) Jasmine
10 58 (2.05%) Team Foundation Server
11 48 (1.70%) Visual Studio
12 47 (1.66%) Jenkins
13 45 (1.59%) Balsamiq
14 33 (1.17%) Mocha
15 30 (1.06%) JMeter
16 22 (0.78%) Cucumber
16 22 (0.78%) PostCSS
16 22 (0.78%) Protractor
17 21 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
18 19 (0.67%) Postman
General
1 324 (11.46%) Finance
2 240 (8.49%) Marketing
3 148 (5.24%) Retail
4 79 (2.80%) Public Sector
5 74 (2.62%) Banking
6 73 (2.58%) Games
7 64 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 53 (1.88%) Legal
9 29 (1.03%) Electronics
10 23 (0.81%) Automotive
11 21 (0.74%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.60%) Local Government
13 15 (0.53%) Law
14 10 (0.35%) Advertising
15 9 (0.32%) Back Office
16 8 (0.28%) Billing
16 8 (0.28%) Publishing
17 5 (0.18%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.18%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 1,315 (46.53%) Developer
2 467 (16.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 451 (15.96%) Designer
4 354 (12.53%) UX Designer
5 221 (7.82%) Senior Developer
6 200 (7.08%) Web Developer
7 159 (5.63%) Software Engineer
8 157 (5.56%) Software Developer
9 149 (5.27%) JavaScript Developer
10 145 (5.13%) Analyst
11 134 (4.74%) .NET Developer
12 120 (4.25%) Full Stack Developer
13 117 (4.14%) UI Designer
14 109 (3.86%) UI Developer
15 103 (3.64%) React Developer
16 101 (3.57%) Senior Designer
17 99 (3.50%) UI/UX Designer
18 98 (3.47%) Architect
19 93 (3.29%) PHP Developer
20 91 (3.22%) Angular Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,076 (38.08%) CSS
1 1,076 (38.08%) HTML
2 587 (20.77%) AngularJS
3 536 (18.97%) .NET
4 449 (15.89%) React
5 344 (12.17%) HTML5
6 314 (11.11%) Node.js
7 293 (10.37%) Sass
8 255 (9.02%) jQuery
9 210 (7.43%) Vue.js
10 193 (6.83%) CSS3
11 181 (6.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 166 (5.87%) ASP.NET
13 154 (5.45%) REST
13 154 (5.45%) Web Services
14 141 (4.99%) RESTful
15 112 (3.96%) JSON
16 103 (3.64%) .NET Core
17 95 (3.36%) ASP.NET Web API
17 95 (3.36%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 231 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 219 (7.75%) Mobile App
3 126 (4.46%) Greenfield Project
4 117 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
5 65 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
6 47 (1.66%) Management Information System
7 43 (1.52%) Algorithms
8 41 (1.45%) CCTV
9 37 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
10 36 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 33 (1.17%) Smartphone
12 26 (0.92%) Graphic Design
13 25 (0.88%) Data Centre
14 23 (0.81%) Animation
15 22 (0.78%) Mainframe
16 21 (0.74%) Cloud Native
17 20 (0.71%) Life Science
17 20 (0.71%) Virtual Team
18 19 (0.67%) Social Media
19 18 (0.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 211 (7.47%) Linux
2 191 (6.76%) Windows
3 163 (5.77%) Apple iOS
4 150 (5.31%) Android
5 22 (0.78%) Mac OS
5 22 (0.78%) Unix
6 19 (0.67%) Windows 10
7 15 (0.53%) Windows Server
8 11 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
10 9 (0.32%) CentOS
11 7 (0.25%) tvOS
11 7 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.21%) watchOS
12 6 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (0.14%) VME
14 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
15 2 (0.071%) Solaris
15 2 (0.071%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,405 (49.72%) Agile Software Development
2 568 (20.10%) Front End Development
3 461 (16.31%) Scrum
4 376 (13.31%) Web Development
5 362 (12.81%) Software Engineering
6 335 (11.85%) Wireframes
7 300 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
8 283 (10.01%) E-Commerce
9 274 (9.70%) Analytics
10 260 (9.20%) TDD
11 235 (8.32%) User Stories
12 231 (8.17%) Test Automation
13 225 (7.96%) DevOps
14 204 (7.22%) MVC
14 204 (7.22%) Prototyping
15 197 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
16 186 (6.58%) Mentoring
17 166 (5.87%) Project Management
18 163 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
19 148 (5.24%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,223 (43.28%) JavaScript
2 446 (15.78%) C#
3 349 (12.35%) SQL
4 277 (9.80%) Java
5 275 (9.73%) PHP
6 198 (7.01%) Python
7 188 (6.65%) TypeScript
8 153 (5.41%) ES6
9 119 (4.21%) C++
10 100 (3.54%) C
11 77 (2.72%) VB.NET
12 44 (1.56%) Objective-C
13 43 (1.52%) Bash Shell
13 43 (1.52%) VB
14 42 (1.49%) Ruby
15 40 (1.42%) Apple Swift
16 38 (1.34%) T-SQL
17 36 (1.27%) Perl
18 28 (0.99%) Kotlin
19 24 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 302 (10.69%) Degree
2 104 (3.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 57 (2.02%) Security Cleared
4 53 (1.88%) ISTQB
5 46 (1.63%) SC Cleared
6 41 (1.45%) ISEB
7 29 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
8 28 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 23 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (0.67%) PMI Certification
10 19 (0.67%) PMP
11 17 (0.60%) DBS Check
12 11 (0.39%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.35%) DV Cleared
13 10 (0.35%) HNC
13 10 (0.35%) IIBA
14 9 (0.32%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 7 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (0.25%) CISSP
16 6 (0.21%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (7.64%) QA
2 24 (0.85%) WCAG
3 21 (0.74%) SLA
4 11 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.39%) PMO
5 10 (0.35%) GDPR
5 10 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.18%) HL7
8 4 (0.14%) WAI
9 1 (0.035%) P3O
9 1 (0.035%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.035%) PSD2
System Software
1 131 (4.64%) Docker
2 47 (1.66%) Active Directory
3 46 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (0.64%) Firmware
5 18 (0.64%) RACF
5 18 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (0.53%) Hyper-V
7 13 (0.46%) ACF2
8 11 (0.39%) vSphere
9 9 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.14%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.14%) XenApp
11 4 (0.14%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.071%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 55 (1.95%) Kubernetes
2 38 (1.34%) SCCM
3 31 (1.10%) Terraform
4 27 (0.96%) Ansible
5 18 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
6 15 (0.53%) Kibana
7 12 (0.42%) SCOM
8 11 (0.39%) Grafana
9 10 (0.35%) AirWatch
9 10 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (0.35%) vCenter Server
10 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (0.32%) Netcool
10 9 (0.32%) TeMIP
11 8 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (0.28%) Puppet
12 6 (0.21%) Jamf Pro
12 6 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 6 (0.21%) SCDPM
12 6 (0.21%) SCSM
Vendors
1 301 (10.65%) Microsoft
2 248 (8.78%) Adobe
3 143 (5.06%) Google
4 91 (3.22%) Oracle
5 69 (2.44%) SAP
6 55 (1.95%) Apple
7 47 (1.66%) VMware
8 40 (1.42%) IBM
9 36 (1.27%) HP
10 32 (1.13%) Xamarin
11 28 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
12 26 (0.92%) Dell
13 25 (0.88%) Tableau
14 21 (0.74%) Sitecore
15 17 (0.60%) McAfee
16 15 (0.53%) Atlassian
17 13 (0.46%) Cisco
18 12 (0.42%) Hotjar
18 12 (0.42%) Remedy
19 11 (0.39%) FIS