Period
to 21 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Designer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 308 287 259
Rank change year-on-year -21 -28 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1,810 2,118 2,549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.22% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.27% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,258 1,631 2,069
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 156,873 167,151 184,491
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 126,373 133,833 154,598
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the UK

Designer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Designer in the UK

Designer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Designer over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Designer in the UK

Designer
Top 16 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 21 October 2018. 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 -14 1,682 £47,500 +5.56% 547
London +3 896 £55,000 +10.00% 215
UK excluding London -44 883 £42,500 +6.25% 360
North of England +19 270 £42,291 +5.73% 133
South East -44 239 £45,000 +12.50% 81
North West -1 144 £42,500 +21.43% 66
Yorkshire +4 115 £35,000 -12.50% 59
Midlands -20 98 £45,000 +38.46% 57
East of England +17 95 £40,000 +14.29% 25
Scotland +10 86 £45,000 +5.88% 20
South West -43 79 £35,000 -17.65% 36
East Midlands -8 54 £45,000 +42.86% 30
West Midlands -19 44 £47,500 +39.71% 27
North East -1 15 £42,291 +5.73% 8
Wales +6 12 £38,250 - 4
Isle of Man - 4 - -

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 1,195 (66.02%) User Experience
2 671 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
3 662 (36.57%) Wireframes
4 626 (34.59%) Adobe
5 556 (30.72%) HTML
6 521 (28.78%) CSS
7 463 (25.58%) Prototyping
8 450 (24.86%) Photoshop
9 355 (19.61%) Adobe Illustrator
10 324 (17.90%) Degree
11 301 (16.63%) Marketing
12 295 (16.30%) JavaScript
13 283 (15.64%) InVision
14 274 (15.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 257 (14.20%) Axure RP
16 247 (13.65%) Finance
17 204 (11.27%) Analytics
18 194 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
19 177 (9.78%) Mobile App
20 162 (8.95%) E-Commerce
21 158 (8.73%) Graphic Design
22 157 (8.67%) Responsive Web Design
23 155 (8.56%) Information Architecture
24 154 (8.51%) Retail
25 140 (7.73%) Balsamiq Mockups
25 140 (7.73%) Mentoring
26 139 (7.68%) Web Design
27 133 (7.35%) UX Design
28 126 (6.96%) Scrum
29 123 (6.80%) HTML5

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 62 (3.43%) Marvel
2 57 (3.15%) WordPress
3 51 (2.82%) CMS
4 22 (1.22%) Confluence
5 17 (0.94%) SharePoint
6 10 (0.55%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.44%) Umbraco
8 6 (0.33%) Moodle
8 6 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (0.28%) Joomla!
10 4 (0.22%) Appian
10 4 (0.22%) Drupal
10 4 (0.22%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.22%) Smallworld
11 3 (0.17%) Commerce Server
11 3 (0.17%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.17%) OpenEdge
12 2 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.11%) CICS
13 1 (0.055%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 450 (24.86%) Photoshop
2 355 (19.61%) Adobe Illustrator
3 283 (15.64%) InVision
4 274 (15.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 117 (6.46%) OmniGraffle
6 79 (4.36%) InDesign
7 62 (3.43%) Adobe After Effects
8 23 (1.27%) UXPin
9 22 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 21 (1.16%) Adobe Premiere
10 21 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
11 17 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
12 16 (0.88%) MS Visio
13 12 (0.66%) Flinto
14 10 (0.55%) Fireworks
15 8 (0.44%) Acrobat
16 7 (0.39%) Maya
16 7 (0.39%) Pixate
17 6 (0.33%) AutoCAD
18 5 (0.28%) Blender
Business Applications
1 11 (0.61%) Magento
2 9 (0.50%) Shopify
3 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.11%) LabWindows
5 1 (0.055%) PlanetPress Connect
5 1 (0.055%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.055%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.055%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.055%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.055%) SAP FS
5 1 (0.055%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 111 (6.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 54 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (2.32%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (1.88%) Google Analytics
5 30 (1.66%) SaaS
6 23 (1.27%) Office 365
7 13 (0.72%) PaaS
8 10 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.50%) IaaS
9 9 (0.50%) MailChimp
10 4 (0.22%) GitHub
10 4 (0.22%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.17%) Google Tag Manager
12 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.055%) AdWords
13 1 (0.055%) Apigee
13 1 (0.055%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.055%) Boomi
13 1 (0.055%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.49%) Firewall
2 18 (0.99%) Internet
3 16 (0.88%) DNS
4 13 (0.72%) SAN
5 11 (0.61%) Broadband
5 11 (0.61%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (0.61%) VPN
6 9 (0.50%) ATM
6 9 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (0.50%) VLAN
7 8 (0.44%) BGP
7 8 (0.44%) OSPF
8 7 (0.39%) MPLS
8 7 (0.39%) TCP/IP
9 6 (0.33%) DAB
9 6 (0.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (0.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (0.33%) Network Security
10 5 (0.28%) Intranet
11 4 (0.22%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.27%) Big Data
3 21 (1.16%) MySQL
4 13 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (0.66%) MongoDB
5 12 (0.66%) Relational Database
6 11 (0.61%) Hadoop
7 9 (0.50%) RDBMS
7 9 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.39%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.33%) Blockchain
11 5 (0.28%) Geospatial Data
11 5 (0.28%) Power BI
11 5 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.17%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.17%) SAP Data Services
13 3 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 257 (14.20%) Axure RP
2 140 (7.73%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 39 (2.15%) JIRA
4 34 (1.88%) Git (software)
5 27 (1.49%) Dreamweaver
6 9 (0.50%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.33%) gulp
7 6 (0.33%) Subversion
8 4 (0.22%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.22%) Gradle
8 4 (0.22%) Rational Rose
8 4 (0.22%) Xcode
9 3 (0.17%) Grunt
9 3 (0.17%) JUnit
9 3 (0.17%) Mockito
9 3 (0.17%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.11%) Maven
10 2 (0.11%) Toad
10 2 (0.11%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.11%) webpack
General
1 301 (16.63%) Marketing
2 247 (13.65%) Finance
3 154 (8.51%) Retail
4 83 (4.59%) Games
5 67 (3.70%) Banking
6 49 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 36 (1.99%) Advertising
8 17 (0.94%) Legal
8 17 (0.94%) Manufacturing
8 17 (0.94%) Publishing
9 15 (0.83%) Law
10 14 (0.77%) Electronics
10 14 (0.77%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.50%) Automotive
12 8 (0.44%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.39%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.39%) Local Government
14 6 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.22%) Back Office
16 3 (0.17%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 556 (30.72%) HTML
2 521 (28.78%) CSS
3 123 (6.80%) HTML5
4 91 (5.03%) CSS3
5 87 (4.81%) jQuery
6 49 (2.71%) AngularJS
7 46 (2.54%) .NET
8 27 (1.49%) Sass
9 25 (1.38%) Framer.js
10 24 (1.33%) Web Services
11 22 (1.22%) React
12 21 (1.16%) Middleware
13 16 (0.88%) D3.js
13 16 (0.88%) RESTful
14 15 (0.83%) Flash
14 15 (0.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 13 (0.72%) Spring
15 13 (0.72%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 13 (0.72%) XML
16 12 (0.66%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1,195 (66.02%) User Experience
2 177 (9.78%) Mobile App
3 158 (8.73%) Graphic Design
4 113 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
5 67 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
6 61 (3.37%) Fintech
7 52 (2.87%) Social Media
8 45 (2.49%) Animation
9 32 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
10 30 (1.66%) Photography
11 28 (1.55%) IVR
12 19 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (0.94%) Smart Home
14 16 (0.88%) Computer Science
15 15 (0.83%) Digital Media
15 15 (0.83%) Online Banking
15 15 (0.83%) Robotics
16 14 (0.77%) Data Centre
17 12 (0.66%) Augmented Reality
17 12 (0.66%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 91 (5.03%) Android
2 87 (4.81%) Apple iOS
3 50 (2.76%) Linux
4 44 (2.43%) Windows
5 10 (0.55%) Windows Server
6 9 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.28%) Unix
10 4 (0.22%) Nucleus RTOS
11 3 (0.17%) AIX
11 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.11%) Solaris
13 1 (0.055%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 671 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
2 662 (36.57%) Wireframes
3 463 (25.58%) Prototyping
4 204 (11.27%) Analytics
5 194 (10.72%) Problem-Solving
6 162 (8.95%) E-Commerce
7 157 (8.67%) Responsive Web Design
8 155 (8.56%) Information Architecture
9 140 (7.73%) Mentoring
10 139 (7.68%) Web Design
11 133 (7.35%) UX Design
12 126 (6.96%) Scrum
13 115 (6.35%) Typography
14 106 (5.86%) Service Design
15 104 (5.75%) Web Development
16 102 (5.64%) User Stories
17 95 (5.25%) Front End Development
18 93 (5.14%) Project Management
19 91 (5.03%) Visualisation
20 90 (4.97%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 295 (16.30%) JavaScript
2 71 (3.92%) Java
3 56 (3.09%) SQL
4 55 (3.04%) PHP
5 33 (1.82%) C#
6 10 (0.55%) C
7 9 (0.50%) PL/SQL
8 6 (0.33%) ActionScript
8 6 (0.33%) Python
9 5 (0.28%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.22%) ActionScript 3.0
10 4 (0.22%) Apple Swift
10 4 (0.22%) Objective-C
10 4 (0.22%) Perl
11 3 (0.17%) COBOL
12 2 (0.11%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.11%) Ruby
13 1 (0.055%) CoffeeScript
13 1 (0.055%) ES6
13 1 (0.055%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 324 (17.90%) Degree
2 53 (2.93%) Master's Degree
3 14 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (0.50%) CCDP
4 9 (0.50%) CCNP
5 8 (0.44%) DBS Check
6 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (0.33%) MCSE
7 6 (0.33%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.33%) Security Cleared
7 6 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (0.28%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.22%) PhD
10 3 (0.17%) CCIE
10 3 (0.17%) CCNA
10 3 (0.17%) JNCIP
10 3 (0.17%) JNCIS
11 2 (0.11%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.11%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.055%) BICSI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (0.94%) QA
2 8 (0.44%) Data Quality
2 8 (0.44%) WCAG
3 6 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.22%) GDPR
5 3 (0.17%) SLA
6 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (1.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.77%) Docker
4 9 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 9 (0.50%) VMware NSX
5 8 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.22%) vSphere
7 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.11%) Firmware
9 1 (0.055%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.055%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.055%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 17 (0.94%) SCCM
2 11 (0.61%) SCOM
3 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (0.33%) Puppet
5 5 (0.28%) Ansible
5 5 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.28%) SCOrch
5 5 (0.28%) Simpana
5 5 (0.28%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
6 4 (0.22%) Cacti
6 4 (0.22%) Nagios
6 4 (0.22%) OpenNMS
7 2 (0.11%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.11%) RANCID
7 2 (0.11%) Terraform
8 1 (0.055%) Consul
8 1 (0.055%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.055%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 626 (34.59%) Adobe
2 81 (4.48%) Google
3 75 (4.14%) Microsoft
4 43 (2.38%) Oracle
5 35 (1.93%) Cisco
5 35 (1.93%) VMware
6 25 (1.38%) IBM
6 25 (1.38%) Tableau
6 25 (1.38%) Twitter
7 23 (1.27%) Alias
8 21 (1.16%) Optimizely
9 20 (1.10%) Omniture
10 16 (0.88%) Red Hat
10 16 (0.88%) SAP
11 15 (0.83%) Blue Prism
12 14 (0.77%) Apple
12 14 (0.77%) EMC
12 14 (0.77%) F5
13 13 (0.72%) WorldPay
14 11 (0.61%) Juniper