Period
to 22 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Designer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 288 283 277
Rank change year-on-year -5 -6 -24
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1,786 2,115 2,169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.22% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.27% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,267 1,641 1,783
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £66,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%

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 145,617 166,862 168,522
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.20% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,393 135,777 140,246
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019. 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 -7 1,653 £50,000 +11.11% 596
London +18 921 £55,000 +4.76% 270
UK excluding London -43 821 £42,000 +5.00% 348
North of England +20 261 £42,291 +5.73% 113
South East -73 180 £44,750 -0.56% 81
North West +33 135 £42,500 +13.33% 65
Yorkshire +5 113 £38,000 -5.00% 38
Midlands -36 102 £47,500 +50.79% 60
East of England 0 93 £35,000 - 34
South West +34 91 £31,000 -27.06% 38
Scotland -21 84 £35,000 -27.08% 12
East Midlands +25 59 £42,925 +32.08% 28
West Midlands -48 43 £47,500 +58.33% 32
North East +14 17 £42,291 -29.52% 10
Wales +11 9 £42,500 +70.00% 8
Northern Ireland -8 2 £35,000 +40.00% 2

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, 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 1,237 (69.26%) User Experience
2 694 (38.86%) Wireframes
3 623 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
4 584 (32.70%) Adobe
5 540 (30.24%) HTML
6 486 (27.21%) CSS
7 441 (24.69%) Photoshop
8 393 (22.00%) Prototyping
9 346 (19.37%) Adobe Illustrator
10 307 (17.19%) InVision
11 304 (17.02%) Axure RP
12 289 (16.18%) Degree
13 276 (15.45%) Finance
14 272 (15.23%) JavaScript
15 262 (14.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 260 (14.56%) Mobile App
17 246 (13.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 220 (12.32%) Marketing
19 210 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
20 208 (11.65%) Retail
21 189 (10.58%) Analytics
22 180 (10.08%) E-Commerce
23 174 (9.74%) Scrum
24 172 (9.63%) Responsive Web Design
25 138 (7.73%) Information Architecture
26 133 (7.45%) Mentoring
27 132 (7.39%) UX Design
28 129 (7.22%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
29 127 (7.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
30 126 (7.05%) User Stories

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 97 (5.43%) Marvel
2 34 (1.90%) CMS
3 32 (1.79%) Confluence
4 31 (1.74%) WordPress
5 12 (0.67%) SharePoint
6 9 (0.50%) WebSphere
7 8 (0.45%) Appian
8 6 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 5 (0.28%) Moodle
10 4 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.22%) Smallworld
10 4 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.17%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.17%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.11%) Commerce Server
12 2 (0.11%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.056%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.056%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 441 (24.69%) Photoshop
2 346 (19.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 307 (17.19%) InVision
4 246 (13.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 106 (5.94%) OmniGraffle
6 59 (3.30%) Adobe After Effects
7 56 (3.14%) InDesign
8 35 (1.96%) Flinto
9 31 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
10 27 (1.51%) Adobe Premiere
11 26 (1.46%) MS Visio
12 21 (1.18%) UXPin
13 16 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
14 15 (0.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 13 (0.73%) Pixate
16 10 (0.56%) Acrobat
17 9 (0.50%) AutoCAD
18 8 (0.45%) Chatbot
19 7 (0.39%) Fireworks
19 7 (0.39%) Lectora
Business Applications
1 8 (0.45%) WebTrends
2 5 (0.28%) Magento
2 5 (0.28%) SessionCam
3 3 (0.17%) Shopify
4 2 (0.11%) LabWindows
5 1 (0.056%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.056%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.056%) PlanetPress Connect
5 1 (0.056%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.056%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.056%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.056%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.056%) SAP FS
5 1 (0.056%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 92 (5.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 77 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 39 (2.18%) SaaS
5 34 (1.90%) Google Analytics
6 17 (0.95%) Office 365
7 12 (0.67%) PaaS
7 12 (0.67%) Serverless
8 11 (0.62%) IaaS
9 8 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
10 6 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.22%) Apigee
11 4 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.17%) Amazon Kinesis
12 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.17%) Boomi
12 3 (0.17%) G Suite
12 3 (0.17%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 21 (1.18%) Internet
2 20 (1.12%) DAB
3 16 (0.90%) Firewall
4 9 (0.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (0.45%) Broadband
5 8 (0.45%) VLAN
5 8 (0.45%) VoIP
6 6 (0.34%) BGP
6 6 (0.34%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (0.34%) DNS
6 6 (0.34%) Network Security
6 6 (0.34%) OSPF
7 5 (0.28%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (0.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (0.28%) HTTP
7 5 (0.28%) MPLS
7 5 (0.28%) MQTT
7 5 (0.28%) SAN
7 5 (0.28%) SMS
7 5 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (1.57%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.29%) Big Data
3 17 (0.95%) MongoDB
4 16 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (0.50%) Hadoop
5 9 (0.50%) MariaDB
6 8 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (0.45%) MySQL
7 7 (0.39%) RDBMS
7 7 (0.39%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.34%) Data Lake
8 6 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.28%) Geospatial Data
9 5 (0.28%) Power BI
10 4 (0.22%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.22%) Blockchain
10 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.17%) Amazon Athena
11 3 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 304 (17.02%) Axure RP
2 127 (7.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 61 (3.42%) JIRA
4 40 (2.24%) Git (software)
5 23 (1.29%) Dreamweaver
6 7 (0.39%) Jenkins
6 7 (0.39%) Subversion
7 4 (0.22%) Xcode
8 3 (0.17%) Gradle
8 3 (0.17%) Mockito
8 3 (0.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.17%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.11%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.11%) gulp
9 2 (0.11%) Maven
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.11%) Rational Rose
9 2 (0.11%) Visual Website Optimizer
10 1 (0.056%) Toad
10 1 (0.056%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 276 (15.45%) Finance
2 220 (12.32%) Marketing
3 208 (11.65%) Retail
4 83 (4.65%) Banking
5 66 (3.70%) Games
6 60 (3.36%) Advertising
7 54 (3.02%) Telecoms
8 20 (1.12%) Publishing
9 19 (1.06%) Manufacturing
10 18 (1.01%) Legal
11 17 (0.95%) Investment Banking
11 17 (0.95%) Multimedia
12 16 (0.90%) Law
13 10 (0.56%) Electronics
14 9 (0.50%) Automotive
14 9 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
15 8 (0.45%) Retail Finance
16 3 (0.17%) Back Office
16 3 (0.17%) Digital Economy
17 2 (0.11%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 540 (30.24%) HTML
2 486 (27.21%) CSS
3 106 (5.94%) HTML5
4 79 (4.42%) CSS3
5 70 (3.92%) jQuery
6 46 (2.58%) .NET
7 40 (2.24%) Framer.js
8 35 (1.96%) AngularJS
9 27 (1.51%) React
10 25 (1.40%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 21 (1.18%) Web Services
12 19 (1.06%) Sass
13 18 (1.01%) J2EE
14 17 (0.95%) Node.js
14 17 (0.95%) REST
15 15 (0.84%) LESS
15 15 (0.84%) RESTful
16 14 (0.78%) ASP.NET
16 14 (0.78%) Spring
16 14 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,237 (69.26%) User Experience
2 260 (14.56%) Mobile App
3 126 (7.05%) Graphic Design
4 116 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
5 92 (5.15%) Fintech
6 60 (3.36%) Social Media
7 59 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
8 42 (2.35%) Animation
9 33 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
10 24 (1.34%) Digital Media
11 23 (1.29%) Data Centre
12 20 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.12%) Smartphone
13 19 (1.06%) Blog
13 19 (1.06%) Robotics
14 18 (1.01%) Smart Home
15 15 (0.84%) Photography
15 15 (0.84%) Virtual Team
16 14 (0.78%) Cloud Native
17 12 (0.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 113 (6.33%) Android
2 108 (6.05%) Apple iOS
3 26 (1.46%) Windows
4 25 (1.40%) Linux
5 8 (0.45%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.28%) Unix
7 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.11%) AIX
9 1 (0.056%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.056%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 694 (38.86%) Wireframes
2 623 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 393 (22.00%) Prototyping
4 262 (14.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 210 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
6 189 (10.58%) Analytics
7 180 (10.08%) E-Commerce
8 174 (9.74%) Scrum
9 172 (9.63%) Responsive Web Design
10 138 (7.73%) Information Architecture
11 133 (7.45%) Mentoring
12 132 (7.39%) UX Design
13 129 (7.22%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
14 126 (7.05%) User Stories
15 124 (6.94%) Web Design
16 106 (5.94%) Typography
17 104 (5.82%) Kanban
18 102 (5.71%) Usability Testing
19 101 (5.66%) Front End Development
20 99 (5.54%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 272 (15.23%) JavaScript
2 84 (4.70%) Java
3 55 (3.08%) SQL
4 31 (1.74%) C#
4 31 (1.74%) PHP
5 20 (1.12%) Python
6 12 (0.67%) C
7 11 (0.62%) PowerShell
8 8 (0.45%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.34%) Apple Swift
10 5 (0.28%) ActionScript
10 5 (0.28%) ActionScript 3.0
10 5 (0.28%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.28%) TypeScript
11 4 (0.22%) Objective-C
11 4 (0.22%) Ruby
12 3 (0.17%) Scala
13 2 (0.11%) Java 8
13 2 (0.11%) Perl
13 2 (0.11%) R
Qualifications
1 289 (16.18%) Degree
2 9 (0.50%) CCDP
2 9 (0.50%) CCNP
2 9 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (0.45%) Security Cleared
4 7 (0.39%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.34%) DBS Check
5 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.28%) MCSE
6 5 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.22%) CCIE
7 4 (0.22%) CCNA
7 4 (0.22%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.11%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.11%) HND
8 2 (0.11%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.056%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.056%) CISSP
9 1 (0.056%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.34%) QA
2 11 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 7 (0.39%) GDPR
4 6 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.34%) WCAG
5 4 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
5 4 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.11%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.056%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.056%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.056%) PMO
7 1 (0.056%) SEPA
7 1 (0.056%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.056%) TARGET2
System Software
1 20 (1.12%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.50%) VMware NSX
4 7 (0.39%) Docker
5 5 (0.28%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.28%) vSphere
6 2 (0.11%) Firmware
6 2 (0.11%) HDFS
6 2 (0.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.056%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.056%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.056%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.056%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.50%) Puppet
3 8 (0.45%) Ansible
3 8 (0.45%) Terraform
4 4 (0.22%) SCCM
4 4 (0.22%) SCOM
5 3 (0.17%) Cacti
5 3 (0.17%) Nagios
5 3 (0.17%) OpenNMS
5 3 (0.17%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
6 2 (0.11%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.11%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.056%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.056%) QRadar
7 1 (0.056%) RANCID
Vendors
1 584 (32.70%) Adobe
2 63 (3.53%) Microsoft
3 58 (3.25%) Google
4 39 (2.18%) Oracle
5 33 (1.85%) IBM
6 27 (1.51%) VMware
7 26 (1.46%) Tableau
8 25 (1.40%) WorldPay
9 19 (1.06%) Blue Prism
9 19 (1.06%) SAP
10 16 (0.90%) Cisco
11 15 (0.84%) MuleSoft
12 12 (0.67%) Apple
13 10 (0.56%) F5
13 10 (0.56%) Facebook
14 9 (0.50%) Hotjar
14 9 (0.50%) Optimizely
15 8 (0.45%) Juniper
15 8 (0.45%) Omniture
15 8 (0.45%) Red Hat