Period
to 2 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Designer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

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

Designer
UK
6 months to
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 280 271 277
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1,615 680 1,583
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.25% 1.22% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.28% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1,099 528 1,252
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,751 £39,281 £36,997
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% +6.25%

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 117,834 52,965 128,448
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.34% 95.13% 95.64%
Number of salaries quoted 82,218 44,577 104,174
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,071 £28,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the UK

Designer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Designer.

Salary trend for Designer in the UK

Designer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Designer over the 6 months to 2 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Designer in the UK

Designer
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the UK over the 6 months to 2 December 2021. 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 -9 1,460 £55,000 +4.76% 278
London -6 744 £60,000 +9.09% 143
UK excluding London -39 723 £49,500 +10.00% 142
Work from Home -12 416 £50,000 +11.11% 34
South East -45 273 £50,000 +11.11% 37
North of England -54 195 £47,500 +5.56% 48
Yorkshire -28 105 £50,000 +11.11% 17
South West -10 88 £42,500 -15.00% 15
Midlands -81 84 £49,500 +10.00% 20
North West -72 72 £45,000 -10.00% 23
West Midlands -93 61 £49,750 +17.06% 13
Scotland -45 58 £45,000 +15.02% 10
East of England -85 25 £50,000 +11.11% 11
East Midlands -38 23 £48,250 +7.22% 7
North East -20 18 £28,500 -41.24% 8
Wales -45 7 £44,000 -2.22% 2
Northern Ireland -45 2 £32,500 -7.14%

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 December 2021, 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 featuring Designer in the job title.

1 1,131 (70.03%) User Experience
2 571 (35.36%) Wireframes
3 563 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
4 535 (33.13%) Adobe
5 525 (32.51%) Figma
6 483 (29.91%) Sketch
7 379 (23.47%) Prototyping
8 374 (23.16%) Social Skills
9 359 (22.23%) User Research
10 317 (19.63%) HTML
11 294 (18.20%) CSS
12 266 (16.47%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 251 (15.54%) InVision
14 247 (15.29%) Problem-Solving
15 240 (14.86%) Finance
16 199 (12.32%) Marketing
17 178 (11.02%) Accessibility
18 169 (10.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
19 165 (10.22%) JavaScript
20 163 (10.09%) Photoshop
21 161 (9.97%) Workshop Facilitation
22 160 (9.91%) Design Thinking
23 159 (9.85%) Analytics
24 158 (9.78%) Service Design
25 156 (9.66%) Mobile App
26 144 (8.92%) Degree
26 144 (8.92%) Axure RP
27 135 (8.36%) Adobe XD
28 133 (8.24%) Adobe Illustrator
29 131 (8.11%) Web Design

Designer 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:

Application Platforms
1 81 (5.02%) CMS
2 48 (2.97%) WordPress
3 24 (1.49%) Joomla!
4 17 (1.05%) OpenEdge
5 15 (0.93%) Confluence
6 9 (0.56%) SAS
7 6 (0.37%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
9 4 (0.25%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.19%) CICS
11 2 (0.12%) Apache
11 2 (0.12%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.12%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.12%) IIS
11 2 (0.12%) nginx
12 1 (0.062%) Anypoint
12 1 (0.062%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.062%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 525 (32.51%) Figma
2 483 (29.91%) Sketch
3 251 (15.54%) InVision
4 169 (10.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 163 (10.09%) Photoshop
6 135 (8.36%) Adobe XD
7 133 (8.24%) Adobe Illustrator
8 69 (4.27%) Adobe After Effects
9 63 (3.90%) InDesign
10 52 (3.22%) Zeplin
11 39 (2.41%) Adobe Premiere
12 31 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 28 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
14 27 (1.67%) OmniGraffle
15 24 (1.49%) UserZoom
16 18 (1.11%) Marvel
17 14 (0.87%) UXPin
18 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
19 5 (0.31%) Maya
20 4 (0.25%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 4 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
1 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 2 (0.12%) Magento
2 2 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (0.12%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.062%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.062%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.062%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.062%) SessionCam
3 1 (0.062%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 129 (7.99%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 122 (7.55%) SaaS
3 67 (4.15%) Miro
4 46 (2.85%) Azure
5 39 (2.41%) Google Analytics
6 32 (1.98%) AWS
7 12 (0.74%) Adobe Analytics
8 10 (0.62%) Power Platform
9 8 (0.50%) Google Workspace
9 8 (0.50%) PaaS
10 7 (0.43%) MailChimp
11 5 (0.31%) Microsoft 365
11 5 (0.31%) Trello
12 3 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.19%) IaaS
12 3 (0.19%) Serverless
13 2 (0.12%) AWS Fargate
13 2 (0.12%) PowerApps
13 2 (0.12%) WhatsApp
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.05%) FTP
2 13 (0.80%) Broadband
3 8 (0.50%) Internet
4 6 (0.37%) MPLS
5 5 (0.31%) Ethernet
5 5 (0.31%) Firewall
6 4 (0.25%) GSM
6 4 (0.25%) HTTP
7 3 (0.19%) Intranet
8 2 (0.12%) DHCP
8 2 (0.12%) DNS
8 2 (0.12%) DOCSIS
8 2 (0.12%) DWDM
8 2 (0.12%) FabricPath
8 2 (0.12%) Network Security
8 2 (0.12%) SAN
8 2 (0.12%) VSAN
9 1 (0.062%) 5G
9 1 (0.062%) DAB
9 1 (0.062%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (1.92%) Relational Database
2 16 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (0.56%) Power BI
3 9 (0.56%) RDBMS
3 9 (0.56%) SQL Server
4 8 (0.50%) Big Data
4 8 (0.50%) MongoDB
4 8 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (0.43%) Data Lake
5 7 (0.43%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.31%) Blockchain
6 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.25%) MySQL
8 3 (0.19%) DataStage
8 3 (0.19%) GIS
8 3 (0.19%) PowerCenter
9 2 (0.12%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.12%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 144 (8.92%) Axure RP
2 47 (2.91%) JIRA
3 25 (1.55%) Dreamweaver
4 23 (1.42%) Balsamiq
5 13 (0.80%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.31%) GitLab
6 5 (0.31%) webpack
7 4 (0.25%) CircleCI
8 2 (0.12%) ER Studio
8 2 (0.12%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.062%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.062%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.062%) RStudio
9 1 (0.062%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 374 (23.16%) Social Skills
2 240 (14.86%) Finance
3 199 (12.32%) Marketing
4 96 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
5 76 (4.71%) Presentation Skills
6 69 (4.27%) Retail
7 60 (3.72%) Advertising
7 60 (3.72%) Public Sector
8 55 (3.41%) Banking
9 49 (3.03%) Games
10 40 (2.48%) Telecoms
11 39 (2.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 32 (1.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 32 (1.98%) Law
13 30 (1.86%) Legal
14 24 (1.49%) Influencing Skills
14 24 (1.49%) Publishing
15 17 (1.05%) Manufacturing
16 15 (0.93%) Organisational Skills
17 14 (0.87%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (19.63%) HTML
2 294 (18.20%) CSS
3 44 (2.72%) HTML5
4 42 (2.60%) jQuery
5 25 (1.55%) Middleware
6 23 (1.42%) .NET
7 21 (1.30%) React
7 21 (1.30%) SOAP
8 19 (1.18%) CSS3
9 18 (1.11%) Sass
10 17 (1.05%) AngularJS
10 17 (1.05%) Web Services
10 17 (1.05%) XHTML
11 15 (0.93%) Framer.js
12 10 (0.62%) Spring
13 9 (0.56%) JWT
14 8 (0.50%) Next.js
14 8 (0.50%) Node.js
15 7 (0.43%) Material Design
15 7 (0.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1,131 (70.03%) User Experience
2 156 (9.66%) Mobile App
3 86 (5.33%) Self-Motivation
4 74 (4.58%) Graphic Design
5 65 (4.02%) Animation
6 44 (2.72%) Motion Graphics
6 44 (2.72%) Social Media
7 33 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
7 33 (2.04%) Virtual Team
8 28 (1.73%) Life Science
9 24 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
10 21 (1.30%) e-Learning
10 21 (1.30%) Management Information System
11 17 (1.05%) Video Editing
12 14 (0.87%) 3D Graphics
13 11 (0.68%) Blog
13 11 (0.68%) Learning Management System
13 11 (0.68%) Reinsurance
14 10 (0.62%) Algorithms
14 10 (0.62%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 118 (7.31%) Apple iOS
2 116 (7.18%) Android
3 17 (1.05%) Windows
4 13 (0.80%) Linux
5 9 (0.56%) Unix
6 7 (0.43%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.19%) AIX
7 3 (0.19%) Solaris
7 3 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.062%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.062%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.062%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 571 (35.36%) Wireframes
2 563 (34.86%) Agile Software Development
3 379 (23.47%) Prototyping
4 359 (22.23%) User Research
5 266 (16.47%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 247 (15.29%) Problem-Solving
7 161 (9.97%) Workshop Facilitation
8 160 (9.91%) Design Thinking
9 159 (9.85%) Analytics
10 158 (9.78%) Service Design
11 131 (8.11%) Web Design
12 126 (7.80%) Usability Testing
13 119 (7.37%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
14 114 (7.06%) Information Architecture
15 96 (5.94%) Typography
16 95 (5.88%) Front End Development
17 92 (5.70%) Collaborative Working
18 87 (5.39%) E-Commerce
19 86 (5.33%) Mentoring
20 84 (5.20%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 165 (10.22%) JavaScript
2 49 (3.03%) Java
3 31 (1.92%) SQL
4 20 (1.24%) TypeScript
5 18 (1.11%) PHP
6 15 (0.93%) Python
7 14 (0.87%) C#
8 13 (0.80%) PL/SQL
9 10 (0.62%) C
10 6 (0.37%) C++
10 6 (0.37%) PL/1
11 4 (0.25%) XPath
12 3 (0.19%) COBOL
12 3 (0.19%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.19%) R
13 2 (0.12%) PureScript
14 1 (0.062%) HiveQL
14 1 (0.062%) Rust
14 1 (0.062%) Scala
14 1 (0.062%) Solidity
Qualifications
1 144 (8.92%) Degree
2 30 (1.86%) Security Cleared
3 22 (1.36%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (0.56%) DBS Check
6 7 (0.43%) Server+ Certification
7 5 (0.31%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.31%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.31%) Postgraduate
8 4 (0.25%) HND
8 4 (0.25%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.19%) CCIE
9 3 (0.19%) CCNP
9 3 (0.19%) CIPD
9 3 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.12%) CCDP
10 2 (0.12%) CCNA
10 2 (0.12%) PhD
11 1 (0.062%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (11.02%) Accessibility
2 40 (2.48%) QA
3 13 (0.80%) WCAG
4 6 (0.37%) GDPR
5 5 (0.31%) WAI
6 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.19%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.12%) SLA
8 1 (0.062%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.062%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 8 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.19%) VMware NSX
3 2 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.062%) HDFS
4 1 (0.062%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (0.19%) Ansible
1 3 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.12%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.12%) Terraform
2 2 (0.12%) vRealize
3 1 (0.062%) Avamar
3 1 (0.062%) Packer
3 1 (0.062%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 535 (33.13%) Adobe
2 81 (5.02%) Google
3 65 (4.02%) Microsoft
4 19 (1.18%) Oracle
5 18 (1.11%) SAP
6 17 (1.05%) Progress
7 15 (0.93%) Facebook
8 14 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
9 13 (0.80%) Hotjar
10 12 (0.74%) IBM
11 9 (0.56%) Informatica
11 9 (0.56%) Virgin Media
12 8 (0.50%) Apple
12 8 (0.50%) Citrix
12 8 (0.50%) Cognizant
13 7 (0.43%) BT
13 7 (0.43%) CommVault
13 7 (0.43%) Remedy
13 7 (0.43%) VMware
14 6 (0.37%) Sparx