Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Animator was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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

Animator
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1173 - 1307
Rank change year-on-year - +1307 -
Permanent jobs requiring an Animator 16 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% - 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% - 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 15 0 2
UK median annual salary £34,000 - £32,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,000 - £32,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Animator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Animator in the UK

Animator
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Animator in the UK

Animator
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Animator over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Animator in the UK

Animator
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Animator within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
England - 15 £34,000 - 2
UK excluding London - 13 £34,000 - 1
South East - 7 £34,000 -
East Midlands - 4 £26,500 -
Midlands - 4 £26,500 -
North West - 2 £20,000 - 1
London - 2 £38,500 - 1
North of England - 2 £20,000 - 1

Animator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Animator 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 featuring Animator in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Animation
2 14 (87.50%) Adobe After Effects
3 13 (81.25%) Photoshop
4 10 (62.50%) Motion Graphics
5 9 (56.25%) Adobe Illustrator
6 8 (50.00%) 3D Graphics
6 8 (50.00%) Adobe
7 7 (43.75%) Creative Thinking
8 6 (37.50%) CINEMA 4D
8 6 (37.50%) Mac OS X
8 6 (37.50%) Games
9 4 (25.00%) Maya
9 4 (25.00%) 3ds Max
10 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
10 3 (18.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 3 (18.75%) Graphic Design
10 3 (18.75%) Infographics
11 2 (12.50%) Wireframes
11 2 (12.50%) NUKE
11 2 (12.50%) MotionBuilder
11 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
11 2 (12.50%) 3D Animation
11 2 (12.50%) ZBrush
11 2 (12.50%) Mobile Games
11 2 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (6.25%) Workflow
12 1 (6.25%) Python
12 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
12 1 (6.25%) CGI
12 1 (6.25%) Adobe Premiere

Animator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 14 (87.50%) Adobe After Effects
2 13 (81.25%) Photoshop
3 9 (56.25%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (37.50%) CINEMA 4D
5 4 (25.00%) 3ds Max
5 4 (25.00%) Maya
6 3 (18.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (12.50%) MotionBuilder
7 2 (12.50%) NUKE
7 2 (12.50%) ZBrush
8 1 (6.25%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
General
1 6 (37.50%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Brand Awareness
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) CGI
1 1 (6.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 1 (6.25%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 16 (100.00%) Animation
2 10 (62.50%) Motion Graphics
3 8 (50.00%) 3D Graphics
4 3 (18.75%) Graphic Design
5 2 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (12.50%) Mobile Games
6 1 (6.25%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Creative Thinking
2 3 (18.75%) Infographics
2 3 (18.75%) Visualisation
3 2 (12.50%) 3D Animation
3 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 2 (12.50%) Wireframes
4 1 (6.25%) Digital Illustration
4 1 (6.25%) Game Development
4 1 (6.25%) People Management
4 1 (6.25%) Typography
4 1 (6.25%) Web Design
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C++
1 1 (6.25%) MAXScript
1 1 (6.25%) Python
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Adobe