The median annual salary for a Designer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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

Designer
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 262 239 246
Rank change year-on-year -23 +7  
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1113 1496 1533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.45% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.50% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 892 1164 1182
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83969 99568 107222
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.34% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69775 83625 87443
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Designer in the job title.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Designer in the UK

Designer
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 998 £44,500 +4.70% 209
London -43 403 £50,000 +11.11% 91
South East -19 162 £37,500 -6.25% 27
South West +41 111 £35,000 -9.67% 12
East of England -2 85 £45,000 +25.87% 19
Yorkshire +6 79 £30,000 -14.28% 11
North West -25 71 £35,000 -12.50% 21
Scotland +26 68 £40,000 -8.57% 15
Berkshire +13 60 £54,000 -11.83% 3
East Midlands +4 45 £37,500 +4.16% 16
Manchester -26 45 £35,000 - 11
West Yorkshire -4 44 £40,000 +14.28% 7
City of London -12 38 £50,000 +11.11% 25
Hampshire +15 37 £35,000 -38.05% 7
Leeds -10 36 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Edinburgh +23 35 £40,000 -11.11% 7
West Midlands -36 33 £37,500 - 10
Glasgow +15 32 £55,000 +37.50% 7
Surrey +53 31 £35,000 - 4
Bedfordshire +39 27 £47,500 +72.72% 3
Devon +9 26 £33,750 +22.72% 2
Bristol -7 25 £40,000 -8.04% 4
Exeter +7 24 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Gloucestershire +16 22 £32,500 -16.12%
Wiltshire +24 21 £43,250 +23.57% 1
Bracknell +34 18 £28,000 +1.81% 1
Leicestershire +12 18 £28,000 -20.00% 4
Hertfordshire -1 17 £25,000 -33.33% 2
Cheshire -7 17 £41,250 -8.33% 4
Nottinghamshire +1 16 £35,000 - 7

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 1309 (62.96%) User Experience
2 816 (39.25%) HTML
3 759 (36.51%) CSS
4 666 (32.03%) Wireframes
5 658 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
6 656 (31.55%) Adobe
7 636 (30.59%) Photoshop
8 520 (25.01%) JavaScript
9 457 (21.98%) Adobe Illustrator
10 373 (17.94%) Prototyping
11 367 (17.65%) Marketing
12 357 (17.17%) Degree
13 332 (15.97%) Axure RP
14 331 (15.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 268 (12.89%) HTML5
16 242 (11.64%) Finance
17 230 (11.06%) Responsive Web Design
18 221 (10.63%) jQuery
19 216 (10.39%) E-Commerce
20 201 (9.67%) Web Design
21 190 (9.14%) CSS3
22 183 (8.80%) Mobile App
23 172 (8.27%) InVision
24 171 (8.23%) Analytics
25 164 (7.89%) Service Design
26 161 (7.74%) Information Architecture
27 157 (7.55%) InDesign
27 157 (7.55%) Scrum
28 145 (6.97%) Front End Development
29 142 (6.83%) Usability Testing

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
1 107 (5.15%) CMS
2 58 (2.79%) WordPress
3 47 (2.26%) Marvel
4 34 (1.64%) WebSphere
5 25 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
6 17 (0.82%) Umbraco
7 16 (0.77%) Tomcat
8 14 (0.67%) JBoss
9 10 (0.48%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (0.38%) CICS
10 8 (0.38%) SharePoint
11 6 (0.29%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.24%) Apache ServiceMix
12 5 (0.24%) IIS
12 5 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.19%) Apache
13 4 (0.19%) Drupal
14 3 (0.14%) Alfresco
Applications
1 636 (30.59%) Photoshop
2 457 (21.98%) Adobe Illustrator
3 331 (15.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 172 (8.27%) InVision
5 157 (7.55%) InDesign
6 84 (4.04%) OmniGraffle
7 55 (2.65%) Adobe After Effects
8 38 (1.83%) Microsoft Office
9 32 (1.54%) Fireworks
10 26 (1.25%) MS Visio
11 25 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 22 (1.06%) UXPin
13 21 (1.01%) Acrobat
14 17 (0.82%) Final Cut Pro
15 13 (0.63%) CINEMA 4D
15 13 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
15 13 (0.63%) Pixate
16 12 (0.58%) Adobe Premiere
17 6 (0.29%) Houdini
17 6 (0.29%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 10 (0.48%) WebTrends
2 9 (0.43%) Shopify
3 7 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
3 7 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.24%) Magento
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.096%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.096%) Pega PRPC
6 2 (0.096%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.048%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.048%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.048%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.048%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 75 (3.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 33 (1.59%) Google Analytics
3 21 (1.01%) SaaS
4 19 (0.91%) Adobe Analytics
5 15 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (0.48%) IBM Blueworks
7 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (0.14%) GitHub
9 3 (0.14%) MailChimp
10 2 (0.096%) Office 365
11 1 (0.048%) AdWords
11 1 (0.048%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.048%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.048%) G Suite
11 1 (0.048%) Google Play
11 1 (0.048%) Google Tag Manager
11 1 (0.048%) iTunes
11 1 (0.048%) Route 53
11 1 (0.048%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.83%) Internet
2 33 (1.59%) WAN
3 30 (1.44%) Firewall
4 20 (0.96%) LAN
5 19 (0.91%) MPLS
6 18 (0.87%) Ethernet
6 18 (0.87%) Intranet
7 17 (0.82%) Broadband
7 17 (0.82%) VoIP
8 14 (0.67%) GoToMeeting
9 13 (0.63%) BGP
9 13 (0.63%) DNS
10 11 (0.53%) VPN
11 10 (0.48%) Asterisk PBX
11 10 (0.48%) IPv6
11 10 (0.48%) TACACS
11 10 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (0.48%) Wireless
12 7 (0.34%) EIGRP
12 7 (0.34%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (1.64%) Big Data
1 34 (1.64%) DB2
2 21 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (0.87%) MySQL
3 18 (0.87%) SQL Server
4 13 (0.63%) NoSQL
5 11 (0.53%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.38%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.34%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.34%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.29%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.29%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.24%) QlikView
10 3 (0.14%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.14%) Impala
10 3 (0.14%) IMS/DB
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.14%) Sqoop
11 2 (0.096%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 332 (15.97%) Axure RP
2 121 (5.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 52 (2.50%) Dreamweaver
4 49 (2.36%) Git (software)
5 24 (1.15%) Rational Application Developer
6 18 (0.87%) Jenkins
7 12 (0.58%) JIRA
8 11 (0.53%) Maven
9 10 (0.48%) gulp
10 9 (0.43%) JUnit
10 9 (0.43%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.24%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.19%) Hudson
12 4 (0.19%) MSTest
12 4 (0.19%) NUnit
12 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
13 3 (0.14%) Gradle
13 3 (0.14%) Subversion
13 3 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.14%) Toad
General
1 367 (17.65%) Marketing
2 242 (11.64%) Finance
3 138 (6.64%) Retail
4 88 (4.23%) Games
5 81 (3.90%) Advertising
6 63 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 58 (2.79%) Banking
8 48 (2.31%) Publishing
9 38 (1.83%) Legal
10 32 (1.54%) Multimedia
11 24 (1.15%) Automotive
12 17 (0.82%) Back Office
13 16 (0.77%) Electronics
14 15 (0.72%) Manufacturing
15 13 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.53%) Billing
17 10 (0.48%) Military
18 5 (0.24%) French Language
18 5 (0.24%) Front Office
19 3 (0.14%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 816 (39.25%) HTML
2 759 (36.51%) CSS
3 268 (12.89%) HTML5
4 221 (10.63%) jQuery
5 190 (9.14%) CSS3
6 58 (2.79%) .NET
7 56 (2.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 52 (2.50%) AngularJS
9 50 (2.41%) Sass
10 48 (2.31%) Web Services
11 37 (1.78%) Flash
12 35 (1.68%) XML
13 30 (1.44%) Framer.js
14 25 (1.20%) J2EE
15 23 (1.11%) Middleware
16 22 (1.06%) JSON
16 22 (1.06%) Spring
17 17 (0.82%) Ajax
17 17 (0.82%) SVG
18 16 (0.77%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 1309 (62.96%) User Experience
2 183 (8.80%) Mobile App
3 136 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 136 (6.54%) Graphic Design
4 77 (3.70%) Social Media
5 72 (3.46%) Animation
6 39 (1.88%) Computer Science
7 38 (1.83%) Digital Media
8 32 (1.54%) Fintech
9 30 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
10 26 (1.25%) iPad
10 26 (1.25%) Motion Graphics
11 25 (1.20%) e-Learning
12 24 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
13 22 (1.06%) W3C
14 16 (0.77%) Photography
15 14 (0.67%) Virtual Team
16 12 (0.58%) Data Centre
16 12 (0.58%) Mainframe
16 12 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 89 (4.28%) Android
2 83 (3.99%) Apple iOS
3 27 (1.30%) Windows
4 18 (0.87%) Linux
5 12 (0.58%) Unix
6 7 (0.34%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.14%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.14%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.14%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.096%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.096%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.048%) AIX
9 1 (0.048%) CentOS
9 1 (0.048%) Solaris
9 1 (0.048%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 666 (32.03%) Wireframes
2 658 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (17.94%) Prototyping
4 230 (11.06%) Responsive Web Design
5 216 (10.39%) E-Commerce
6 201 (9.67%) Web Design
7 171 (8.23%) Analytics
8 164 (7.89%) Service Design
9 161 (7.74%) Information Architecture
10 157 (7.55%) Scrum
11 145 (6.97%) Front End Development
12 142 (6.83%) Usability Testing
13 137 (6.59%) Typography
14 134 (6.45%) Web Development
15 93 (4.47%) UX Design
16 92 (4.43%) Mentoring
17 85 (4.09%) User Stories
18 82 (3.94%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
19 73 (3.51%) SEO
20 72 (3.46%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 520 (25.01%) JavaScript
2 124 (5.96%) Java
3 95 (4.57%) SQL
4 63 (3.03%) PHP
5 25 (1.20%) C
6 24 (1.15%) C#
7 16 (0.77%) C++
8 15 (0.72%) Python
9 9 (0.43%) COBOL
9 9 (0.43%) Shell Script
10 7 (0.34%) Ruby
11 6 (0.29%) Perl
11 6 (0.29%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.24%) ActionScript
12 5 (0.24%) JCL
12 5 (0.24%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.24%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.14%) Scala
14 2 (0.096%) CoffeeScript
14 2 (0.096%) XAML
Qualifications
1 357 (17.17%) Degree
2 28 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (1.30%) CCNP
4 26 (1.25%) Security Cleared
5 24 (1.15%) HND
6 20 (0.96%) SC Cleared
7 12 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 7 (0.34%) CCDP
8 7 (0.34%) Check Point Certification
8 7 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.24%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.19%) PhD
11 3 (0.14%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.14%) MCSE
12 2 (0.096%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.096%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 1 (0.048%) CCNA
13 1 (0.048%) CISSP
13 1 (0.048%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (1.83%) QA
2 21 (1.01%) PCI DSS
2 21 (1.01%) WCAG
3 6 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.096%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.096%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.096%) MiFID
4 2 (0.096%) PMBOK
4 2 (0.096%) SLA
5 1 (0.048%) COBIT
5 1 (0.048%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.048%) EMIR
5 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (0.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.096%) Docker
5 1 (0.048%) HDFS
5 1 (0.048%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.048%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (0.48%) Nagios
1 10 (0.48%) OpenNMS
2 7 (0.34%) SCCM
3 5 (0.24%) Kibana
3 5 (0.24%) Puppet
3 5 (0.24%) RANCID
3 5 (0.24%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.14%) FortiGate
4 3 (0.14%) Oozie
5 2 (0.096%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.096%) SCOM
5 2 (0.096%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.096%) Simpana
Vendors
1 656 (31.55%) Adobe
2 56 (2.69%) Oracle
3 44 (2.12%) Microsoft
4 36 (1.73%) Google
5 34 (1.64%) Cisco
6 26 (1.25%) IBM
7 16 (0.77%) ClickTale
8 15 (0.72%) Apple
8 15 (0.72%) Pega
9 14 (0.67%) hybris
9 14 (0.67%) Informatica
9 14 (0.67%) SAP
10 13 (0.63%) TIBCO
10 13 (0.63%) webMethods
11 12 (0.58%) ServiceNow
12 10 (0.48%) Cognizant
12 10 (0.48%) HP
12 10 (0.48%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.48%) Usabilla
13 9 (0.43%) Juniper
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: DOE
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £90000 - £130000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + and additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - £90,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
Trust In Soda
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + with bonus and benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
South East London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
Posted: 21 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus, pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benifits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
set2recruit
Salary: Unspecified DOE + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Salary: Up to £47,500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Deeside, Clwyd
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 28k per year + holidays, pension, discounts, parking and gym!
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £45k - £56k base + 8% bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West London
World First
Salary: From £35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
blu digital
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Witham, Essex
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum (Including Shares)
Posted: 3 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Awesome Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £16500 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday