The median annual salary for a Designer was £43,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Designer
UK
Rank 256 250 214
Rank change year-on-year -6 -36  
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1085 1392 1635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.35% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.40% 1.59%
Number of salaries quoted 859 1073 1264
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,725 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +0.59% -  

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 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 25 March 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 25 March 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 -13 966 £45,000 +5.88% 190
London -24 389 £50,000 - 80
South East +10 165 £45,000 +12.50% 32
East of England +13 87 £43,500 +24.28% 15
South West +29 84 £35,000 +7.69% 17
North West -11 78 £32,500 -4.41% 14
Yorkshire +20 74 £39,000 +4.00% 11
Berkshire +32 67 £57,500 -11.53% 4
Scotland +31 67 £42,500 - 15
Manchester -24 50 £35,000 +7.69% 10
West Yorkshire +15 48 £45,000 +20.00% 7
West Midlands -6 47 £38,750 +3.33% 5
Leeds +7 42 £45,000 +24.13% 5
Hampshire +12 40 £37,500 -33.62% 7
Edinburgh +20 39 £40,000 -11.11% 9
East Midlands -18 39 £37,500 +11.11% 14
City of London +10 33 £50,000 +11.11% 20
Surrey +36 29 £35,000 +16.66% 13
Glasgow +18 27 £55,000 +46.66% 5
Hertfordshire +14 25 £32,500 -35.00% 2
Bedfordshire +43 24 £47,500 +93.87% 4
Bristol 0 24 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Gloucestershire +13 20 £32,500 -16.12% 5
Devon +17 17 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Reading +34 16 £51,250 +0.98% 1
Bracknell +26 16 £28,000 +1.81% 1
Wales +6 16 £31,000 -4.61% 4
Exeter +5 16 £35,000 +27.27% 1
Leicestershire +5 16 £30,000 - 4
South Wales +14 15 £31,000 -4.61% 3

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 1287 (60.06%) User Experience
2 855 (39.90%) HTML
3 809 (37.75%) CSS
4 691 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
5 683 (31.87%) Photoshop
6 653 (30.47%) Wireframes
7 642 (29.96%) Adobe
8 527 (24.59%) JavaScript
9 507 (23.66%) Adobe Illustrator
10 372 (17.36%) Prototyping
11 345 (16.10%) Degree
12 341 (15.91%) Marketing
13 335 (15.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 323 (15.07%) Axure RP
15 263 (12.27%) HTML5
16 252 (11.76%) Finance
17 229 (10.69%) Responsive Web Design
18 220 (10.27%) jQuery
19 219 (10.22%) Web Design
20 214 (9.99%) E-Commerce
21 183 (8.54%) Scrum
21 183 (8.54%) CSS3
22 179 (8.35%) Mobile App
23 174 (8.12%) Information Architecture
24 172 (8.03%) Analytics
25 162 (7.56%) InVision
26 158 (7.37%) InDesign
27 154 (7.19%) Front End Development
28 153 (7.14%) Service Design
29 152 (7.09%) Java

Designer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 102 (4.76%) CMS
2 53 (2.47%) WordPress
3 45 (2.10%) WebSphere
4 35 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
5 34 (1.59%) Marvel
6 25 (1.17%) Tomcat
7 23 (1.07%) JBoss
8 18 (0.84%) WebLogic
9 16 (0.75%) Umbraco
10 8 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (0.33%) CICS
12 6 (0.28%) Apache ServiceMix
12 6 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 5 (0.23%) Apache
13 5 (0.23%) Mule
13 5 (0.23%) SharePoint
13 5 (0.23%) WildFly
14 4 (0.19%) Alfresco
14 4 (0.19%) Drupal
14 4 (0.19%) EPiServer
Applications
1 683 (31.87%) Photoshop
2 507 (23.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 335 (15.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 162 (7.56%) InVision
5 158 (7.37%) InDesign
6 92 (4.29%) OmniGraffle
7 62 (2.89%) Adobe After Effects
8 56 (2.61%) Fireworks
9 31 (1.45%) MS Office
10 27 (1.26%) MS Excel
11 25 (1.17%) Acrobat
12 23 (1.07%) MS Visio
13 22 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
14 18 (0.84%) UXPin
15 17 (0.79%) Final Cut Pro
15 17 (0.79%) Pixate
16 14 (0.65%) CINEMA 4D
17 12 (0.56%) Adobe Premiere
18 8 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
19 6 (0.28%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 13 (0.61%) BusinessWorks
2 7 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.14%) Magento
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.14%) Shopify
5 3 (0.14%) TIBCO iProcess
5 3 (0.14%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.093%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.093%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.047%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.047%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.047%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle iRecruitment
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 58 (2.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 33 (1.54%) Google Analytics
3 21 (0.98%) Adobe Analytics
4 20 (0.93%) SaaS
5 14 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (0.47%) IBM Blueworks
7 8 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.19%) MailChimp
10 2 (0.093%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.093%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.093%) GitHub
11 1 (0.047%) AdWords
11 1 (0.047%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.047%) G Suite
11 1 (0.047%) Office 365
11 1 (0.047%) Route 53
11 1 (0.047%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.047%) Taleo
11 1 (0.047%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 40 (1.87%) Internet
2 33 (1.54%) WAN
3 23 (1.07%) Firewall
4 20 (0.93%) VoIP
5 19 (0.89%) LAN
6 18 (0.84%) Broadband
7 17 (0.79%) Ethernet
8 16 (0.75%) GoToMeeting
9 13 (0.61%) DNS
10 12 (0.56%) Intranet
11 11 (0.51%) Asterisk PBX
11 11 (0.51%) IPv6
11 11 (0.51%) MPLS
11 11 (0.51%) TACACS
11 11 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.37%) VPN
13 7 (0.33%) Network Security
14 6 (0.28%) BGP
14 6 (0.28%) OSPF
14 6 (0.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (2.01%) DB2
2 30 (1.40%) Big Data
3 25 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 19 (0.89%) SQL Server
6 17 (0.79%) MySQL
7 13 (0.61%) Oracle Database
8 10 (0.47%) Hadoop
8 10 (0.47%) NoSQL
9 9 (0.42%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.28%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.28%) QlikView
11 5 (0.23%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.14%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.14%) Impala
13 3 (0.14%) Sqoop
14 2 (0.093%) IMS/DB
14 2 (0.093%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 323 (15.07%) Axure RP
2 111 (5.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 59 (2.75%) Dreamweaver
4 40 (1.87%) Git (software)
5 33 (1.54%) Rational Application Developer
6 24 (1.12%) Jenkins
7 12 (0.56%) gulp
7 12 (0.56%) JUnit
8 10 (0.47%) Maven
9 9 (0.42%) JIRA
10 8 (0.37%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.28%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.23%) Bower
13 4 (0.19%) Grunt
13 4 (0.19%) Hudson
13 4 (0.19%) MSTest
13 4 (0.19%) NUnit
13 4 (0.19%) Subversion
14 3 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
14 3 (0.14%) Toad
General
1 341 (15.91%) Marketing
2 252 (11.76%) Finance
3 141 (6.58%) Retail
4 86 (4.01%) Games
5 77 (3.59%) Advertising
6 66 (3.08%) Telecoms
7 58 (2.71%) Banking
8 49 (2.29%) Publishing
9 40 (1.87%) Legal
10 35 (1.63%) Multimedia
11 25 (1.17%) Automotive
12 22 (1.03%) Manufacturing
13 18 (0.84%) Electronics
14 17 (0.79%) Back Office
15 14 (0.65%) Billing
16 12 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.33%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.33%) Front Office
17 7 (0.33%) Military
18 6 (0.28%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 855 (39.90%) HTML
2 809 (37.75%) CSS
3 263 (12.27%) HTML5
4 220 (10.27%) jQuery
5 183 (8.54%) CSS3
6 64 (2.99%) Web Services
7 60 (2.80%) .NET
8 55 (2.57%) AngularJS
9 48 (2.24%) Flash
10 47 (2.19%) Sass
10 47 (2.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 47 (2.19%) XML
11 29 (1.35%) J2EE
12 27 (1.26%) Middleware
13 26 (1.21%) Framer.js
14 22 (1.03%) Spring
15 19 (0.89%) LESS
16 16 (0.75%) D3.js
16 16 (0.75%) JSON
17 15 (0.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1287 (60.06%) User Experience
2 179 (8.35%) Mobile App
3 133 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
3 133 (6.21%) Graphic Design
4 72 (3.36%) Animation
5 71 (3.31%) Social Media
6 37 (1.73%) Computer Science
7 36 (1.68%) Fintech
7 36 (1.68%) Motion Graphics
8 31 (1.45%) iPad
9 29 (1.35%) e-Learning
10 26 (1.21%) Digital Media
11 21 (0.98%) W3C
12 18 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.75%) Virtual Team
14 14 (0.65%) Smartphone
15 13 (0.61%) Blog
15 13 (0.61%) iPhone
15 13 (0.61%) Mainframe
15 13 (0.61%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 97 (4.53%) Android
2 86 (4.01%) Apple iOS
3 24 (1.12%) Windows
4 14 (0.65%) Linux
5 12 (0.56%) Unix
6 5 (0.23%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.19%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.14%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.14%) Solaris
8 3 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.093%) CentOS
10 1 (0.047%) AIX
10 1 (0.047%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.047%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 691 (32.24%) Agile Software Development
2 653 (30.47%) Wireframes
3 372 (17.36%) Prototyping
4 229 (10.69%) Responsive Web Design
5 219 (10.22%) Web Design
6 214 (9.99%) E-Commerce
7 183 (8.54%) Scrum
8 174 (8.12%) Information Architecture
9 172 (8.03%) Analytics
10 154 (7.19%) Front End Development
11 153 (7.14%) Service Design
12 142 (6.63%) Web Development
13 136 (6.35%) Typography
14 131 (6.11%) Usability Testing
15 105 (4.90%) Mentoring
16 94 (4.39%) User Stories
17 93 (4.34%) UX Design
18 81 (3.78%) SEO
19 77 (3.59%) Rapid Prototyping
20 75 (3.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 527 (24.59%) JavaScript
2 152 (7.09%) Java
3 109 (5.09%) SQL
4 67 (3.13%) PHP
5 39 (1.82%) C#
6 20 (0.93%) C
7 17 (0.79%) C++
7 17 (0.79%) Python
8 11 (0.51%) PL/SQL
9 10 (0.47%) Perl
10 9 (0.42%) COBOL
11 8 (0.37%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.33%) ActionScript
13 6 (0.28%) JCL
14 5 (0.23%) Ruby
14 5 (0.23%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.23%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.093%) XAML
15 2 (0.093%) XQuery
16 1 (0.047%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 345 (16.10%) Degree
2 25 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (1.12%) CCNP
4 21 (0.98%) Security Cleared
5 20 (0.93%) HND
6 12 (0.56%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.33%) CCDP
7 7 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.28%) CCIE
8 6 (0.28%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.23%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.23%) CCDA
9 5 (0.23%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.14%) CCNA
11 2 (0.093%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (0.093%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.093%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.093%) MOS
11 2 (0.093%) RHCE
11 2 (0.093%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (1.73%) QA
2 30 (1.40%) WCAG
3 21 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.33%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.19%) SLA
6 2 (0.093%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.093%) MiFID
6 2 (0.093%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.047%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.047%) EMIR
7 1 (0.047%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.047%) ISO20022
System Software
1 16 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.093%) Samba
5 1 (0.047%) HDFS
5 1 (0.047%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.047%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (0.51%) Nagios
1 11 (0.51%) OpenNMS
1 11 (0.51%) SCCM
2 9 (0.42%) Puppet
3 7 (0.33%) RANCID
4 5 (0.23%) FortiGate
4 5 (0.23%) Kibana
4 5 (0.23%) Tivoli
5 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.14%) Oozie
5 3 (0.14%) SCOM
5 3 (0.14%) SCOrch
5 3 (0.14%) Simpana
6 1 (0.047%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 642 (29.96%) Adobe
2 67 (3.13%) Oracle
3 48 (2.24%) Microsoft
4 32 (1.49%) Cisco
4 32 (1.49%) Google
5 28 (1.31%) IBM
6 19 (0.89%) ClickTale
7 18 (0.84%) Informatica
7 18 (0.84%) Pega
8 17 (0.79%) Red Hat
8 17 (0.79%) TIBCO
9 14 (0.65%) hybris
9 14 (0.65%) Juniper
9 14 (0.65%) SAP
10 13 (0.61%) Tableau
11 12 (0.56%) Cognizant
12 11 (0.51%) Facebook
12 11 (0.51%) ServiceNow
12 11 (0.51%) Sybase
12 11 (0.51%) webMethods
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Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £380 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Training, Flexi start/finish
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £45000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & Training
Posted: 18 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Deeside, Clwyd
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £20k - 28k per year + holidays, pension, discounts, parking and gym!
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + plus bonus plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Best Practice Talent Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £57,000 per annum depending on experience & current or
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + with bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 60,000 + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The People Network
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits bonus, onsite gym, free parking, t
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Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Tibco Software
Posted: Yesterday
Leyland, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Company Car / Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Up to 60,000 + Benefits
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £46000 - £54000 per annum
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East London
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Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Highly competitive salary plus bonus
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City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £95,000 (depending on experience and performance)
Posted: 2 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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