Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 65 78
Rank change year-on-year +5 +13 +5
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 3,529 3,961 3,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 4.53% 4.33% 3.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.21% 11.46% 10.76%
Number of salaries quoted 2,635 3,135 3,186
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,600 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,700 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 28,910 34,561 36,313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 37.07% 37.74% 36.15%
Number of salaries quoted 21,634 26,337 28,588
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,200 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £52,945 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.85% +5.00% -

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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 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
North of England +12 962 £42,500 - 249
South East -23 884 £50,000 +5.26% 160
North West +27 719 £45,000 +5.88% 157
Midlands +57 591 £42,500 - 114
West Midlands +85 429 £45,000 +5.88% 64
South West -22 381 £47,500 +5.56% 108
East of England +17 371 £50,000 - 115
Scotland +28 250 £45,000 -5.26% 45
Yorkshire -47 204 £42,500 +6.25% 58
East Midlands +5 154 £42,500 - 50
Wales -6 94 £40,000 - 21
North East +6 41 £35,544 +1.55% 34
Northern Ireland -4 24 £35,000 -9.09% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £75,000 -
User Experience
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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 1,536 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1,373 (38.91%) JavaScript
3 1,317 (37.32%) HTML
4 1,311 (37.15%) CSS
5 695 (19.69%) AngularJS
6 589 (16.69%) Front End Development
7 519 (14.71%) C#
8 516 (14.62%) .NET
9 512 (14.51%) Wireframes
10 499 (14.14%) Git (software)
11 477 (13.52%) Scrum
12 471 (13.35%) Degree
13 469 (13.29%) React
14 457 (12.95%) Analytics
15 451 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
16 449 (12.72%) Finance
17 444 (12.58%) Software Engineering
18 440 (12.47%) Web Development
19 421 (11.93%) HTML5
20 397 (11.25%) Java
21 371 (10.51%) SQL
22 361 (10.23%) jQuery
23 352 (9.97%) Microsoft
24 351 (9.95%) Node.js
25 344 (9.75%) Marketing
26 325 (9.21%) E-Commerce
27 317 (8.98%) Test Automation
28 302 (8.56%) Sass
29 293 (8.30%) User Stories
29 293 (8.30%) TDD

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
1 171 (4.85%) CMS
2 84 (2.38%) WordPress
3 64 (1.81%) Confluence
4 44 (1.25%) SharePoint
5 40 (1.13%) IIS
6 32 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (0.77%) Skype for Business
8 26 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 26 (0.74%) Umbraco
9 25 (0.71%) Apache
10 24 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
11 19 (0.54%) WebSphere
12 17 (0.48%) EPiServer
12 17 (0.48%) nginx
13 16 (0.45%) Apache Solr
14 12 (0.34%) Apache Spark
14 12 (0.34%) Drupal
14 12 (0.34%) Sitefinity
15 11 (0.31%) ExpressionEngine
16 8 (0.23%) CICS
Applications
1 245 (6.94%) Sketch
2 187 (5.30%) Photoshop
3 125 (3.54%) InVision
4 123 (3.49%) Adobe Illustrator
5 68 (1.93%) Microsoft Office
6 61 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
7 59 (1.67%) Adobe XD
8 54 (1.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 53 (1.50%) Figma
10 43 (1.22%) OmniGraffle
11 24 (0.68%) InDesign
12 23 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 21 (0.60%) Marvel
14 18 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
14 18 (0.51%) MS Visio
14 18 (0.51%) UXPin
14 18 (0.51%) Zeplin
15 13 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
15 13 (0.37%) UserZoom
16 8 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 37 (1.05%) Magento
2 25 (0.71%) SAP S/4HANA
3 18 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 15 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
5 14 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
6 11 (0.31%) Shopify
7 10 (0.28%) SAP ERP
8 6 (0.17%) Maximo
9 5 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 5 (0.14%) WebTrends
10 4 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
11 3 (0.085%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
11 3 (0.085%) SAP Business One
11 3 (0.085%) SAP CO
11 3 (0.085%) SAP FI
11 3 (0.085%) SAP FI/CO
12 2 (0.057%) NetSuite
12 2 (0.057%) SAP MM
12 2 (0.057%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 282 (7.99%) Azure
2 252 (7.14%) AWS
3 115 (3.26%) SaaS
4 102 (2.89%) GitHub
5 89 (2.52%) npm
6 78 (2.21%) Office 365
7 73 (2.07%) Google Analytics
8 69 (1.96%) Serverless
9 63 (1.79%) GCP
10 47 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 33 (0.94%) PaaS
12 29 (0.82%) Power Platform
13 27 (0.77%) IaaS
14 23 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
15 22 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
16 15 (0.43%) G Suite
17 14 (0.40%) BrowserStack
17 14 (0.40%) Salesforce Service Cloud
17 14 (0.40%) Slack
18 12 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 146 (4.14%) Wireless
2 58 (1.64%) Internet
3 50 (1.42%) Firewall
4 41 (1.16%) TCP/IP
5 36 (1.02%) SMS
6 32 (0.91%) Skype
7 28 (0.79%) Intranet
8 27 (0.77%) LAN
9 26 (0.74%) DNS
10 24 (0.68%) HTTP
11 22 (0.62%) SSL
12 21 (0.60%) VLAN
13 20 (0.57%) DAB
13 20 (0.57%) WAN
14 16 (0.45%) VPN
15 15 (0.43%) HTTPS
16 14 (0.40%) Network Security
17 11 (0.31%) ATM
17 11 (0.31%) MPLS
17 11 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (6.83%) SQL Server
2 140 (3.97%) MySQL
3 134 (3.80%) Relational Database
4 55 (1.56%) MongoDB
5 52 (1.47%) Big Data
6 50 (1.42%) NoSQL
7 48 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
8 29 (0.82%) Power BI
9 23 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
10 20 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 19 (0.54%) Hadoop
12 17 (0.48%) RDBMS
13 16 (0.45%) DB2
14 15 (0.43%) SAP HANA
14 15 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
15 13 (0.37%) Cosmos DB
15 13 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
16 12 (0.34%) Redis
Development Applications
1 499 (14.14%) Git (software)
2 182 (5.16%) JIRA
3 155 (4.39%) webpack
4 142 (4.02%) Axure RP
5 112 (3.17%) Jasmine
6 111 (3.15%) Selenium
7 108 (3.06%) gulp
8 77 (2.18%) Jenkins
9 71 (2.01%) Visual Studio
10 68 (1.93%) Subversion
11 65 (1.84%) Grunt
12 59 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
13 50 (1.42%) Balsamiq
14 45 (1.28%) Karma Test Runner
15 40 (1.13%) Bitbucket
16 39 (1.11%) Cucumber
17 36 (1.02%) Mocha
18 32 (0.91%) Protractor
19 25 (0.71%) TestRail
19 25 (0.71%) WebDriver
General
1 449 (12.72%) Finance
2 344 (9.75%) Marketing
3 227 (6.43%) Retail
4 182 (5.16%) Telecoms
5 121 (3.43%) Public Sector
6 119 (3.37%) Banking
7 91 (2.58%) Games
8 76 (2.15%) Manufacturing
9 50 (1.42%) Automotive
10 48 (1.36%) Electronics
11 42 (1.19%) Legal
12 37 (1.05%) Advertising
13 20 (0.57%) Local Government
14 19 (0.54%) Aerospace
14 19 (0.54%) Billing
15 11 (0.31%) Law
16 8 (0.23%) Environmental Health
16 8 (0.23%) Multimedia
17 7 (0.20%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1,454 (41.20%) Developer
2 506 (14.34%) Designer
2 506 (14.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 383 (10.85%) UX Designer
4 309 (8.76%) Analyst
5 218 (6.18%) Senior Developer
6 207 (5.87%) Web Developer
7 197 (5.58%) Business Analyst
8 184 (5.21%) UI Designer
9 172 (4.87%) JavaScript Developer
10 168 (4.76%) Software Engineer
11 162 (4.59%) Software Developer
12 157 (4.45%) .NET Developer
13 156 (4.42%) UI/UX Designer
14 142 (4.02%) Digital Analyst
15 134 (3.80%) UX Analyst
16 128 (3.63%) Digital Business Analyst
16 128 (3.63%) Junior
17 123 (3.49%) Full Stack Developer
17 123 (3.49%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,317 (37.32%) HTML
2 1,311 (37.15%) CSS
3 695 (19.69%) AngularJS
4 516 (14.62%) .NET
5 469 (13.29%) React
6 421 (11.93%) HTML5
7 361 (10.23%) jQuery
8 351 (9.95%) Node.js
9 302 (8.56%) Sass
10 284 (8.05%) CSS3
11 259 (7.34%) Vue.js
12 229 (6.49%) ASP.NET
13 202 (5.72%) Web Services
14 194 (5.50%) JSON
15 181 (5.13%) RESTful
16 166 (4.70%) REST
17 165 (4.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 125 (3.54%) LESS
18 125 (3.54%) XML
19 103 (2.92%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 283 (8.02%) Mobile App
2 276 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
3 163 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
4 146 (4.14%) CCTV
5 106 (3.00%) Greenfield Project
6 76 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 66 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 66 (1.87%) Social Media
8 54 (1.53%) Algorithms
9 51 (1.45%) Smartphone
10 42 (1.19%) Data Structures
11 34 (0.96%) Data Centre
11 34 (0.96%) Virtual Team
12 32 (0.91%) iPad
13 30 (0.85%) Graphic Design
13 30 (0.85%) Internet of Things
14 27 (0.77%) Animation
15 26 (0.74%) Derivative
15 26 (0.74%) Hedge funds
16 24 (0.68%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 223 (6.32%) Apple iOS
2 218 (6.18%) Linux
3 214 (6.06%) Android
4 190 (5.38%) Windows
5 39 (1.11%) Windows Server
6 28 (0.79%) Mac OS
7 27 (0.77%) Windows 10
8 18 (0.51%) CentOS
9 16 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (0.31%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.28%) HPUX
12 10 (0.28%) Solaris
13 8 (0.23%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.20%) Unix
15 5 (0.14%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.14%) zOS
16 4 (0.11%) tvOS
16 4 (0.11%) VME
16 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,536 (43.53%) Agile Software Development
2 589 (16.69%) Front End Development
3 512 (14.51%) Wireframes
4 477 (13.52%) Scrum
5 457 (12.95%) Analytics
6 451 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
7 444 (12.58%) Software Engineering
8 440 (12.47%) Web Development
9 325 (9.21%) E-Commerce
10 317 (8.98%) Test Automation
11 293 (8.30%) TDD
11 293 (8.30%) User Stories
12 283 (8.02%) MVC
13 282 (7.99%) Mentoring
14 267 (7.57%) Computer Science
15 251 (7.11%) Prototyping
16 249 (7.06%) Coaching
17 241 (6.83%) Continuous Integration
18 231 (6.55%) DevOps
19 229 (6.49%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1,373 (38.91%) JavaScript
2 519 (14.71%) C#
3 397 (11.25%) Java
4 371 (10.51%) SQL
5 230 (6.52%) PHP
6 216 (6.12%) Python
7 175 (4.96%) TypeScript
8 146 (4.14%) C++
9 135 (3.83%) ES6
10 74 (2.10%) C
11 73 (2.07%) VB.NET
12 57 (1.62%) Apple Swift
12 57 (1.62%) Ruby
13 46 (1.30%) R
13 46 (1.30%) T-SQL
14 42 (1.19%) Bash Shell
15 39 (1.11%) Objective-C
16 32 (0.91%) ES7
17 29 (0.82%) Kotlin
18 28 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 471 (13.35%) Degree
2 127 (3.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 52 (1.47%) ISTQB
4 49 (1.39%) HNC
5 47 (1.33%) HND
6 38 (1.08%) Security Cleared
7 34 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 31 (0.88%) SC Cleared
9 23 (0.65%) ISEB
9 23 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 17 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 15 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (0.40%) CISSP
13 13 (0.37%) CCNA
13 13 (0.37%) DV Cleared
14 12 (0.34%) DBS Check
14 12 (0.34%) PMI Certification
15 11 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 9 (0.26%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (5.72%) QA
2 78 (2.21%) SLA
3 27 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (0.65%) ISO 9001
5 19 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.48%) GDPR
7 11 (0.31%) WCAG
8 8 (0.23%) PMO
8 8 (0.23%) WAI
9 6 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.14%) HL7
10 5 (0.14%) ISO 22301
11 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.085%) TickIT
13 2 (0.057%) Actionable Recommendations
14 1 (0.028%) FINRA
14 1 (0.028%) GAAP
14 1 (0.028%) ISO 26262
14 1 (0.028%) NEBOSH
14 1 (0.028%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 83 (2.35%) Docker
2 50 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 43 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (0.71%) Firmware
7 24 (0.68%) Hyper-V
8 12 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.20%) RACF
10 6 (0.17%) IAG
10 6 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.11%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.11%) XenApp
11 4 (0.11%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.085%) ACF2
13 2 (0.057%) vSphere
14 1 (0.028%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 41 (1.16%) SCCM
2 39 (1.11%) Kubernetes
3 29 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
3 29 (0.82%) Terraform
4 25 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (0.60%) AirWatch
6 17 (0.48%) Ansible
7 16 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
8 15 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (0.20%) Jamf Pro
9 7 (0.20%) ZABBIX
10 6 (0.17%) HP ALM
10 6 (0.17%) Netcool
10 6 (0.17%) Oozie
10 6 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.17%) TeMIP
11 5 (0.14%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.14%) Matomo
11 5 (0.14%) Puppet
12 4 (0.11%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 352 (9.97%) Microsoft
2 272 (7.71%) Adobe
3 157 (4.45%) Google
4 105 (2.98%) SAP
5 79 (2.24%) Oracle
6 50 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
7 48 (1.36%) Apple
8 43 (1.22%) VMware
9 39 (1.11%) IBM
10 37 (1.05%) Genesys
11 34 (0.96%) ServiceNow
12 29 (0.82%) WorldPay
13 28 (0.79%) Sitecore
14 27 (0.77%) HP
15 24 (0.68%) Xamarin
16 23 (0.65%) Red Hat
17 22 (0.62%) Dell
18 21 (0.60%) Cisco
19 20 (0.57%) Splunk
20 19 (0.54%) Hotjar