Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 66 74
Rank change year-on-year +2 +8 +12
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 2,981 3,570 4,010
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.31% 4.27% 3.96%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.79% 11.23% 11.09%
Number of salaries quoted 2,330 2,803 3,221
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £53,000 £51,644 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.63% +3.29% +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 25,287 31,779 36,152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 36.59% 37.99% 35.74%
Number of salaries quoted 19,303 23,637 28,195
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,350 £70,750 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing User Experience as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 17 February 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 17 February 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 -14 775 £50,000 +5.26% 199
North of England +4 746 £45,000 +8.43% 257
Midlands +40 488 £42,500 -3.41% 150
North West +15 455 £45,000 +3.09% 166
West Midlands +52 365 £45,000 +5.88% 81
East of England +18 348 £47,500 -5.00% 79
South West -24 308 £42,750 -5.00% 121
Yorkshire -14 227 £42,750 +6.88% 67
Scotland +16 210 £45,000 - 64
East Midlands -9 119 £42,500 -5.56% 69
Wales +11 93 £40,000 +4.58% 30
North East +20 64 £40,000 +6.67% 24
Northern Ireland -3 34 £35,000 -6.67% 2
Channel Islands +4 2 £61,250 +44.12%
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 1,437 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
2 1,218 (40.86%) JavaScript
3 1,116 (37.44%) HTML
4 1,096 (36.77%) CSS
5 570 (19.12%) AngularJS
6 527 (17.68%) Front End Development
7 519 (17.41%) .NET
8 466 (15.63%) C#
9 451 (15.13%) Scrum
10 419 (14.06%) Git (software)
11 398 (13.35%) React
12 394 (13.22%) Web Development
13 379 (12.71%) SQL
14 369 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
15 360 (12.08%) Finance
15 360 (12.08%) Degree
16 350 (11.74%) Software Engineering
17 344 (11.54%) Microsoft
18 339 (11.37%) Wireframes
19 327 (10.97%) HTML5
20 319 (10.70%) Analytics
21 315 (10.57%) Node.js
22 295 (9.90%) Java
23 294 (9.86%) Azure
24 291 (9.76%) E-Commerce
25 284 (9.53%) User Stories
26 280 (9.39%) jQuery
27 277 (9.29%) Test Automation
28 276 (9.26%) Marketing
29 268 (8.99%) Sass

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
1 130 (4.36%) CMS
2 79 (2.65%) WordPress
3 61 (2.05%) Confluence
4 42 (1.41%) IIS
5 32 (1.07%) SharePoint
6 30 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
6 30 (1.01%) WebSphere
7 28 (0.94%) Skype for Business
8 24 (0.81%) Apache
9 16 (0.54%) nginx
9 16 (0.54%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.50%) ArcGIS
11 14 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
12 11 (0.37%) CICS
12 11 (0.37%) ExpressionEngine
12 11 (0.37%) Umbraco
13 10 (0.34%) EPiServer
14 9 (0.30%) Apache Spark
14 9 (0.30%) Drupal
15 7 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 227 (7.61%) Sketch
2 156 (5.23%) Photoshop
3 122 (4.09%) InVision
4 95 (3.19%) Adobe Illustrator
5 56 (1.88%) Figma
6 54 (1.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 52 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
8 46 (1.54%) Adobe XD
8 46 (1.54%) Microsoft Office
9 23 (0.77%) OmniGraffle
10 20 (0.67%) Zeplin
11 16 (0.54%) MS Visio
12 15 (0.50%) InDesign
13 14 (0.47%) Marvel
14 13 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 12 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
15 12 (0.40%) UserZoom
16 11 (0.37%) SPSS
17 9 (0.30%) Chatbot
18 7 (0.23%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 56 (1.88%) Magento
2 20 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
3 18 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
5 10 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
6 8 (0.27%) Shopify
7 7 (0.23%) SAP ERP
8 5 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
9 3 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
9 3 (0.10%) OpenCart
9 3 (0.10%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.10%) SAP FI
9 3 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
10 2 (0.067%) SAP HCM
10 2 (0.067%) SAP Payroll
10 2 (0.067%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
10 2 (0.067%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.067%) WebTrends
11 1 (0.034%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 294 (9.86%) Azure
2 247 (8.29%) AWS
3 137 (4.60%) SaaS
4 81 (2.72%) Office 365
5 66 (2.21%) GCP
6 62 (2.08%) GitHub
6 62 (2.08%) Google Analytics
7 60 (2.01%) npm
8 47 (1.58%) PaaS
9 41 (1.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 41 (1.38%) Serverless
10 36 (1.21%) Power Platform
11 21 (0.70%) IaaS
12 18 (0.60%) G Suite
13 16 (0.54%) Amazon S3
14 15 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
15 14 (0.47%) FinancialForce
15 14 (0.47%) Oracle CX
16 13 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
16 13 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 91 (3.05%) Wireless
2 54 (1.81%) Internet
3 40 (1.34%) Intranet
4 36 (1.21%) TCP/IP
5 33 (1.11%) DNS
6 32 (1.07%) LAN
7 31 (1.04%) Firewall
8 29 (0.97%) Skype
9 26 (0.87%) SMS
10 22 (0.74%) WAN
11 20 (0.67%) SSL
12 18 (0.60%) HTTP
13 16 (0.54%) VLAN
14 13 (0.44%) HTTPS
15 11 (0.37%) ATM
15 11 (0.37%) DHCP
15 11 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (0.34%) DAB
16 10 (0.34%) LTE
17 9 (0.30%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 212 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 196 (6.57%) MySQL
3 114 (3.82%) Relational Database
4 74 (2.48%) Big Data
5 51 (1.71%) MongoDB
6 40 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
7 35 (1.17%) Power BI
8 29 (0.97%) NoSQL
9 25 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 22 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 21 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
12 18 (0.60%) DB2
13 17 (0.57%) RDBMS
14 14 (0.47%) Hadoop
14 14 (0.47%) Redis
15 13 (0.44%) MS Access
16 10 (0.34%) SQLite
17 9 (0.30%) SAP HANA
18 8 (0.27%) Blockchain
19 7 (0.23%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 419 (14.06%) Git (software)
2 188 (6.31%) JIRA
3 128 (4.29%) webpack
4 110 (3.69%) Selenium
5 109 (3.66%) Axure RP
6 104 (3.49%) gulp
7 78 (2.62%) Jasmine
8 75 (2.52%) Grunt
9 69 (2.31%) Subversion
10 62 (2.08%) Jenkins
11 54 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 54 (1.81%) Visual Studio
12 45 (1.51%) Balsamiq
13 32 (1.07%) JMeter
14 31 (1.04%) Postman
15 28 (0.94%) Mocha
15 28 (0.94%) Protractor
16 25 (0.84%) Cucumber
17 22 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
18 19 (0.64%) PostCSS
General
1 360 (12.08%) Finance
2 276 (9.26%) Marketing
3 167 (5.60%) Retail
4 97 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 87 (2.92%) Public Sector
6 84 (2.82%) Banking
7 69 (2.31%) Games
8 58 (1.95%) Legal
9 34 (1.14%) Automotive
10 29 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 27 (0.91%) Electronics
12 20 (0.67%) Local Government
13 16 (0.54%) Billing
14 12 (0.40%) Law
15 11 (0.37%) Advertising
16 7 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.20%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.17%) Aerospace
18 5 (0.17%) Publishing
18 5 (0.17%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 1,291 (43.31%) Developer
2 443 (14.86%) Designer
3 438 (14.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 336 (11.27%) UX Designer
5 212 (7.11%) Senior Developer
6 210 (7.04%) Web Developer
7 165 (5.54%) Analyst
8 154 (5.17%) Software Developer
9 150 (5.03%) Software Engineer
10 144 (4.83%) JavaScript Developer
11 143 (4.80%) .NET Developer
12 133 (4.46%) UI Designer
13 128 (4.29%) Full Stack Developer
14 109 (3.66%) UI/UX Designer
15 102 (3.42%) React Developer
16 100 (3.35%) Junior
17 97 (3.25%) Product Manager
17 97 (3.25%) UI Developer
18 92 (3.09%) Architect
18 92 (3.09%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,116 (37.44%) HTML
2 1,096 (36.77%) CSS
3 570 (19.12%) AngularJS
4 519 (17.41%) .NET
5 398 (13.35%) React
6 327 (10.97%) HTML5
7 315 (10.57%) Node.js
8 280 (9.39%) jQuery
9 268 (8.99%) Sass
10 241 (8.08%) Vue.js
11 195 (6.54%) CSS3
12 186 (6.24%) ASP.NET
13 168 (5.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 161 (5.40%) Web Services
15 135 (4.53%) REST
16 132 (4.43%) RESTful
17 130 (4.36%) JSON
18 100 (3.35%) ASP.NET Web API
19 92 (3.09%) LESS
20 84 (2.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 259 (8.69%) Analytical Skills
2 242 (8.12%) Mobile App
3 150 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
4 116 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
5 82 (2.75%) CCTV
6 58 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 56 (1.88%) Management Information System
8 40 (1.34%) Algorithms
9 36 (1.21%) Data Centre
10 35 (1.17%) Smartphone
11 29 (0.97%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 28 (0.94%) iPad
13 27 (0.91%) Social Media
14 26 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
15 25 (0.84%) Cloud Native
15 25 (0.84%) Graphic Design
16 24 (0.81%) Animation
17 23 (0.77%) Life Science
18 21 (0.70%) Client/Server
18 21 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 224 (7.51%) Linux
2 201 (6.74%) Windows
3 190 (6.37%) Apple iOS
4 183 (6.14%) Android
5 26 (0.87%) Windows 10
6 25 (0.84%) Mac OS
7 24 (0.81%) Windows Server
8 15 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (0.44%) Unix
11 12 (0.40%) CentOS
12 8 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
12 8 (0.27%) Ubuntu
13 7 (0.23%) tvOS
14 6 (0.20%) watchOS
15 5 (0.17%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.13%) Solaris
16 4 (0.13%) VME
16 4 (0.13%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.10%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,437 (48.21%) Agile Software Development
2 527 (17.68%) Front End Development
3 451 (15.13%) Scrum
4 394 (13.22%) Web Development
5 369 (12.38%) Problem-Solving
6 350 (11.74%) Software Engineering
7 339 (11.37%) Wireframes
8 319 (10.70%) Analytics
9 291 (9.76%) E-Commerce
10 284 (9.53%) User Stories
11 277 (9.29%) Test Automation
12 253 (8.49%) TDD
13 237 (7.95%) Mentoring
14 224 (7.51%) DevOps
15 214 (7.18%) MVC
16 213 (7.15%) Project Management
17 211 (7.08%) Continuous Integration
18 209 (7.01%) Prototyping
19 194 (6.51%) Coaching
20 177 (5.94%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,218 (40.86%) JavaScript
2 466 (15.63%) C#
3 379 (12.71%) SQL
4 295 (9.90%) Java
5 260 (8.72%) PHP
6 194 (6.51%) Python
7 157 (5.27%) TypeScript
8 144 (4.83%) ES6
9 125 (4.19%) C++
10 103 (3.46%) C
11 82 (2.75%) VB.NET
12 49 (1.64%) Bash Shell
13 42 (1.41%) Apple Swift
14 40 (1.34%) Perl
14 40 (1.34%) Ruby
15 38 (1.27%) Objective-C
15 38 (1.27%) VB
16 37 (1.24%) T-SQL
17 26 (0.87%) Kotlin
18 24 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 360 (12.08%) Degree
2 108 (3.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 61 (2.05%) ISTQB
4 44 (1.48%) Security Cleared
5 41 (1.38%) ISEB
6 35 (1.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 35 (1.17%) SC Cleared
7 20 (0.67%) HNC
8 19 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
9 18 (0.60%) PMP
10 17 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (0.57%) PMI Certification
11 16 (0.54%) HND
12 15 (0.50%) DBS Check
13 11 (0.37%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.34%) CISSP
15 9 (0.30%) DV Cleared
15 9 (0.30%) IIBA
15 9 (0.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 9 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (6.91%) QA
2 33 (1.11%) SLA
3 28 (0.94%) WCAG
4 21 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.57%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.34%) PMO
7 8 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.27%) HL7
8 7 (0.23%) WAI
9 5 (0.17%) GDPR
10 4 (0.13%) ISO 22301
11 3 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.10%) TickIT
12 1 (0.034%) GAAP
12 1 (0.034%) P3O
12 1 (0.034%) PSD2
System Software
1 113 (3.79%) Docker
2 57 (1.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (1.58%) Active Directory
4 37 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
5 32 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (0.64%) Hyper-V
7 17 (0.57%) Firmware
8 16 (0.54%) RACF
9 14 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (0.37%) ACF2
11 10 (0.34%) vSphere
12 9 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
13 7 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.20%) IAG
15 4 (0.13%) BitLocker
15 4 (0.13%) XenApp
15 4 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 55 (1.85%) SCCM
2 43 (1.44%) Kubernetes
3 31 (1.04%) Terraform
4 24 (0.81%) Ansible
4 24 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (0.64%) AirWatch
6 15 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 11 (0.37%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (0.30%) Kibana
9 9 (0.30%) Netcool
9 9 (0.30%) SCOM
9 9 (0.30%) TeMIP
9 9 (0.30%) vCenter Server
10 7 (0.23%) Jamf Pro
10 7 (0.23%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.20%) HAProxy
11 6 (0.20%) Oozie
12 5 (0.17%) Matomo
13 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 344 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 254 (8.52%) Adobe
3 154 (5.17%) Google
4 100 (3.35%) Oracle
5 75 (2.52%) SAP
6 60 (2.01%) Apple
7 58 (1.95%) VMware
8 43 (1.44%) IBM
9 42 (1.41%) HP
10 37 (1.24%) Genesys
11 33 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
12 31 (1.04%) Xamarin
13 30 (1.01%) Dell
14 23 (0.77%) McAfee
15 22 (0.74%) Tableau
16 20 (0.67%) Sitecore
17 18 (0.60%) Cisco
18 17 (0.57%) Hotjar
18 17 (0.57%) WorldPay
19 16 (0.54%) 3PAR