Period
to 21 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Designer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

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 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 282 254 230
Rank change year-on-year -28 -24 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 2118 2549 3254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.33% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.38% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1631 2069 2612
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%

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 166694 184283 211352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133468 154425 175167
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,771 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 2017.

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 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 -22 1981 £45,000 +0.00% 125
UK excluding London -27 1114 £40,000 - 87
London -2 962 £50,000 - 50
South East -36 319 £40,000 - 18
North of England +10 307 £40,000 +6.67% 24
North West -7 158 £35,000 -6.67% 17
Midlands -25 155 £32,500 -7.14% 15
Yorkshire +33 145 £40,000 +1.91% 4
South West -25 130 £42,500 +21.43% 8
East of England -40 103 £35,000 -30.00% 10
West Midlands -38 94 £34,000 -2.86% 12
Scotland -26 83 £42,500 - 6
East Midlands +7 61 £31,500 -16.00% 3
Northern Ireland -23 11 £35,000 +16.67% 5
North East -1 7 £40,000 +26.44% 3
Wales -2 7 £38,250 +9.29% 1

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, Designer 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 Designer in the job title.

1 1318 (62.23%) User Experience
2 712 (33.62%) HTML
3 685 (32.34%) Wireframes
4 661 (31.21%) Adobe
5 659 (31.11%) CSS
6 578 (27.29%) Agile Software Development
7 513 (24.22%) Photoshop
8 430 (20.30%) Adobe Illustrator
9 385 (18.18%) Marketing
10 373 (17.61%) Prototyping
11 369 (17.42%) JavaScript
12 317 (14.97%) Finance
13 313 (14.78%) Degree
14 309 (14.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 277 (13.08%) Mobile App
16 264 (12.46%) Axure RP
17 248 (11.71%) InVision
18 207 (9.77%) HTML5
19 190 (8.97%) Retail
20 186 (8.78%) E-Commerce
21 175 (8.26%) Web Design
22 174 (8.22%) Typography
23 158 (7.46%) Graphic Design
24 154 (7.27%) CSS3
25 149 (7.03%) Responsive Web Design
26 148 (6.99%) Information Architecture
27 141 (6.66%) Usability Testing
28 140 (6.61%) jQuery
29 132 (6.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
29 132 (6.23%) Analytics

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
1 104 (4.91%) CMS
2 49 (2.31%) WordPress
3 43 (2.03%) Marvel
4 34 (1.61%) SharePoint
5 29 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 26 (1.23%) IIS
7 24 (1.13%) WebSphere
8 12 (0.57%) Skype for Business
9 11 (0.52%) MS Exchange
10 10 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 10 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.42%) Confluence
12 7 (0.33%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.33%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.28%) EPiServer
13 6 (0.28%) JBoss
13 6 (0.28%) SAS
14 5 (0.24%) Drupal
14 5 (0.24%) Mule
15 4 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 513 (24.22%) Photoshop
2 430 (20.30%) Adobe Illustrator
3 309 (14.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 248 (11.71%) InVision
5 123 (5.81%) InDesign
6 98 (4.63%) OmniGraffle
7 64 (3.02%) Adobe After Effects
8 61 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
9 30 (1.42%) UXPin
10 25 (1.18%) Fireworks
11 23 (1.09%) MS Visio
12 22 (1.04%) Adobe Premiere
13 12 (0.57%) Lectora
13 12 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
15 10 (0.47%) CINEMA 4D
16 9 (0.42%) Adobe Captivate
16 9 (0.42%) Moqups
17 6 (0.28%) Chatbot
17 6 (0.28%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 17 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.76%) WebTrends
3 6 (0.28%) OpenCart
4 4 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.14%) iTrent
5 3 (0.14%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.094%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.094%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.094%) Magento
6 2 (0.094%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.094%) Shopify
7 1 (0.047%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.047%) Exstream
7 1 (0.047%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 88 (4.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 55 (2.60%) SaaS
3 30 (1.42%) Office 365
4 26 (1.23%) Boomi
5 19 (0.90%) Google Analytics
6 18 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.47%) PaaS
9 9 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (0.33%) IaaS
11 4 (0.19%) GitHub
11 4 (0.19%) MailChimp
11 4 (0.19%) npm
12 3 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
12 3 (0.14%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.094%) AdWords
13 2 (0.094%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.094%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.094%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 2 (0.094%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 49 (2.31%) Internet
2 23 (1.09%) Firewall
3 17 (0.80%) DNS
4 14 (0.66%) SAN
4 14 (0.66%) Skype
4 14 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 11 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (0.52%) FTP
5 11 (0.52%) Intranet
6 10 (0.47%) LAN
6 10 (0.47%) Wireless
7 9 (0.42%) WAN
8 8 (0.38%) BGP
8 8 (0.38%) Ethernet
8 8 (0.38%) LLU
8 8 (0.38%) VPN
9 7 (0.33%) Broadband
9 7 (0.33%) DHCP
9 7 (0.33%) HTTP
9 7 (0.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (2.93%) SQL Server
2 26 (1.23%) Big Data
3 22 (1.04%) MySQL
4 19 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (0.76%) Geospatial Data
6 13 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (0.57%) Relational Database
8 10 (0.47%) DB2
8 10 (0.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 9 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (0.38%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.33%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.33%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.28%) Riak
13 5 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.19%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.14%) IMS/DB
15 3 (0.14%) SAP BW
15 3 (0.14%) SAP HANA
15 3 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 264 (12.46%) Axure RP
2 132 (6.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 53 (2.50%) Git (software)
4 26 (1.23%) Dreamweaver
4 26 (1.23%) Visual Studio
5 25 (1.18%) JIRA
6 16 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 16 (0.76%) Subversion
7 15 (0.71%) Jenkins
8 10 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.38%) SonarQube
9 8 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.28%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.28%) Lombardi
10 6 (0.28%) NUnit
10 6 (0.28%) ReSharper
11 5 (0.24%) gulp
11 5 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
12 4 (0.19%) JUnit
12 4 (0.19%) Vagrant
General
1 385 (18.18%) Marketing
2 317 (14.97%) Finance
3 190 (8.97%) Retail
4 111 (5.24%) Games
5 93 (4.39%) Banking
6 83 (3.92%) Telecoms
7 64 (3.02%) Advertising
8 56 (2.64%) Manufacturing
9 45 (2.12%) Electronics
10 42 (1.98%) Multimedia
11 29 (1.37%) Legal
12 28 (1.32%) Automotive
13 24 (1.13%) Retail Banking
14 17 (0.80%) Publishing
15 16 (0.76%) Law
15 16 (0.76%) Military
16 14 (0.66%) Investment Banking
17 11 (0.52%) Private Banking
18 10 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
19 9 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 712 (33.62%) HTML
2 659 (31.11%) CSS
3 207 (9.77%) HTML5
4 154 (7.27%) CSS3
5 140 (6.61%) jQuery
6 67 (3.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 63 (2.97%) Sass
8 58 (2.74%) AngularJS
9 51 (2.41%) Web Services
10 49 (2.31%) .NET
11 45 (2.12%) XML
12 36 (1.70%) Framer.js
13 27 (1.27%) XSLT
14 22 (1.04%) JSON
15 21 (0.99%) ASP.NET
16 19 (0.90%) Flash
16 19 (0.90%) LESS
17 17 (0.80%) J2EE
17 17 (0.80%) Node.js
18 16 (0.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1318 (62.23%) User Experience
2 277 (13.08%) Mobile App
3 158 (7.46%) Graphic Design
4 108 (5.10%) Social Media
5 87 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
6 70 (3.31%) Animation
7 62 (2.93%) Fintech
8 58 (2.74%) e-Learning
9 56 (2.64%) Greenfield Project
10 53 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
11 41 (1.94%) BBC
12 30 (1.42%) Digital Media
13 22 (1.04%) Motion Graphics
14 20 (0.94%) Photography
15 17 (0.80%) Online Banking
16 15 (0.71%) Clustering
17 14 (0.66%) Computer Science
17 14 (0.66%) Data Centre
17 14 (0.66%) Management Information System
17 14 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 76 (3.59%) Windows
2 69 (3.26%) Android
3 65 (3.07%) Apple iOS
4 49 (2.31%) Linux
5 26 (1.23%) Windows Server
6 22 (1.04%) Mac OS X
7 17 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.38%) Windows 10
10 6 (0.28%) Unix
11 5 (0.24%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.19%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.094%) AIX
14 2 (0.094%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.047%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.047%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 685 (32.34%) Wireframes
2 578 (27.29%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (17.61%) Prototyping
4 186 (8.78%) E-Commerce
5 175 (8.26%) Web Design
6 174 (8.22%) Typography
7 149 (7.03%) Responsive Web Design
8 148 (6.99%) Information Architecture
9 141 (6.66%) Usability Testing
10 132 (6.23%) Analytics
11 126 (5.95%) Mentoring
12 124 (5.85%) Service Design
13 122 (5.76%) Visualisation
14 110 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
14 110 (5.19%) Project Management
15 109 (5.15%) Front End Development
16 106 (5.00%) Scrum
17 91 (4.30%) Web Development
18 81 (3.82%) Stakeholder Management
19 77 (3.64%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 369 (17.42%) JavaScript
2 90 (4.25%) SQL
3 71 (3.35%) Java
4 63 (2.97%) PHP
5 54 (2.55%) C#
6 26 (1.23%) Python
7 24 (1.13%) C++
8 22 (1.04%) T-SQL
9 16 (0.76%) C
10 12 (0.57%) PowerShell
11 9 (0.42%) COBOL
12 8 (0.38%) Perl
13 7 (0.33%) Ruby
14 6 (0.28%) XPath
15 5 (0.24%) ActionScript
15 5 (0.24%) Go
16 3 (0.14%) ActionScript 3.0
16 3 (0.14%) ES6
16 3 (0.14%) Scala
16 3 (0.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 313 (14.78%) Degree
2 45 (2.12%) Security Cleared
3 20 (0.94%) SC Cleared
4 15 (0.71%) DV Cleared
4 15 (0.71%) Master's Degree
5 14 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (0.57%) ISEB
6 12 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.57%) PMI Certification
7 9 (0.42%) CCNP
7 9 (0.42%) HND
7 9 (0.42%) MCSE
7 9 (0.42%) PhD
8 4 (0.19%) CCDP
8 4 (0.19%) DBS Check
9 3 (0.14%) CCIE
9 3 (0.14%) Postgraduate
9 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.094%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.31%) QA
2 14 (0.66%) WCAG
3 5 (0.24%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.14%) MiFID
5 3 (0.14%) SLA
6 2 (0.094%) COBIT
6 2 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.094%) WAI
7 1 (0.047%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.047%) GDPR
7 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 36 (1.70%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.28%) Docker
4 6 (0.28%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.19%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.14%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.094%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.094%) DFS Replication
7 2 (0.094%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.094%) XenServer
8 1 (0.047%) Firmware
8 1 (0.047%) NFS
8 1 (0.047%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (0.94%) SCCM
1 20 (0.94%) SCOM
2 13 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
3 11 (0.52%) SCOrch
3 11 (0.52%) Simpana
4 6 (0.28%) cPanel
4 6 (0.28%) Plesk
4 6 (0.28%) Puppet
5 4 (0.19%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.19%) Cacti
5 4 (0.19%) Nagios
5 4 (0.19%) OpenNMS
5 4 (0.19%) RANCID
6 2 (0.094%) Ambari
6 2 (0.094%) Ansible
6 2 (0.094%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.094%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.094%) Terraform
6 2 (0.094%) WSUS
7 1 (0.047%) EMC TimeFinder
Vendors
1 661 (31.21%) Adobe
2 110 (5.19%) Microsoft
3 73 (3.45%) Oracle
4 47 (2.22%) Cisco
5 45 (2.12%) SAP
6 38 (1.79%) Google
7 28 (1.32%) TIBCO
8 27 (1.27%) Apple
8 27 (1.27%) Dell
9 26 (1.23%) VMware
10 22 (1.04%) HP
11 18 (0.85%) webMethods
12 16 (0.76%) Citrix
13 15 (0.71%) EMC
13 15 (0.71%) IBM
14 14 (0.66%) Red Hat
15 13 (0.61%) Juniper
16 12 (0.57%) MuleSoft
17 11 (0.52%) CommVault
18 8 (0.38%) CheckPoint