Period
to 21 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Designer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 264 290 283
Rank change year-on-year +26 -7 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 756 1,480 1,774
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 1.17% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.23% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 665 1,238 1,322
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,350 £30,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,291
% change year-on-year - +6.41% +5.73%

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 60,659 120,682 144,670
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.58% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 49,230 97,737 117,131
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the UK

Designer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Designer.

Salary trend for Designer in the UK

Designer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Designer over the 6 months to 21 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Designer in the UK

Designer
Top 17 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 January 2021. 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 +9 687 £52,500 - 138
UK excluding London +31 407 £45,000 - 97
London -5 306 £55,000 - 45
North of England +47 149 £45,000 +5.88% 32
South East +106 109 £45,000 -10.00% 18
Work from Home -22 103 £45,000 -21.74% 23
Yorkshire +43 73 £45,000 -10.00% 12
Midlands +28 68 £45,000 +5.88% 21
West Midlands +29 63 £45,000 - 10
North West +38 58 £45,000 +19.24% 13
Scotland +21 38 £37,500 -26.11% 8
South West +16 24 £42,106 +12.28% 8
North East +5 18 £55,000 +46.67% 7
Wales +44 8 £45,000 +12.50% 1
East of England +72 7 £57,500 +53.33% 9
East Midlands +34 5 £48,500 +38.57% 11
Northern Ireland +8 4 £35,000 -

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2021, 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.

1 517 (68.39%) User Experience
2 286 (37.83%) Agile Software Development
3 237 (31.35%) Wireframes
4 193 (25.53%) Prototyping
5 192 (25.40%) Sketch
6 190 (25.13%) HTML
7 181 (23.94%) Adobe
8 174 (23.02%) CSS
9 138 (18.25%) InVision
10 105 (13.89%) Finance
11 92 (12.17%) Mobile App
12 90 (11.90%) JavaScript
13 86 (11.38%) Marketing
14 85 (11.24%) Photoshop
14 85 (11.24%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 84 (11.11%) Figma
16 70 (9.26%) Adobe Illustrator
17 69 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
18 68 (8.99%) Web Design
19 65 (8.60%) Front End Development
20 63 (8.33%) Axure RP
21 62 (8.20%) Service Design
22 58 (7.67%) Degree
23 53 (7.01%) Games
24 52 (6.88%) E-Commerce
25 51 (6.75%) Analytics
25 51 (6.75%) Fintech
25 51 (6.75%) Adobe XD
26 47 (6.22%) Usability Testing
26 47 (6.22%) Collaborative Working

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 18 (2.38%) CMS
1 18 (2.38%) WordPress
2 4 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (0.40%) Joomla!
4 2 (0.26%) Appian
4 2 (0.26%) Confluence
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.26%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.26%) Smallworld
4 2 (0.26%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.13%) Drupal
5 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.13%) Kentico
5 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 192 (25.40%) Sketch
2 138 (18.25%) InVision
3 85 (11.24%) Photoshop
4 84 (11.11%) Figma
5 70 (9.26%) Adobe Illustrator
6 51 (6.75%) Adobe XD
7 38 (5.03%) Zeplin
8 30 (3.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 13 (1.72%) InDesign
9 13 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
10 12 (1.59%) MS Visio
11 10 (1.32%) Adobe After Effects
12 9 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
13 8 (1.06%) Adobe Premiere
13 8 (1.06%) UXPin
14 6 (0.79%) Marvel
15 5 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 4 (0.53%) CINEMA 4D
16 4 (0.53%) Flinto
17 3 (0.40%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.66%) Magento
2 3 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.26%) Shopify
4 1 (0.13%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 46 (6.08%) SaaS
2 37 (4.89%) Azure
3 33 (4.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 30 (3.97%) AWS
5 14 (1.85%) Amazon EKS
6 9 (1.19%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.79%) PaaS
8 4 (0.53%) IaaS
8 4 (0.53%) Office 365
9 2 (0.26%) GCP
9 2 (0.26%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.26%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.26%) PowerApps
9 2 (0.26%) Serverless
10 1 (0.13%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.13%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.13%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.13%) Logic Apps
10 1 (0.13%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.13%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.79%) DNS
1 6 (0.79%) Firewall
2 5 (0.66%) Network Security
2 5 (0.66%) SAN
3 4 (0.53%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (0.53%) DWDM
3 4 (0.53%) Ethernet
3 4 (0.53%) Internet
3 4 (0.53%) Intranet
4 3 (0.40%) SDH
5 2 (0.26%) Broadband
5 2 (0.26%) DHCP
5 2 (0.26%) H.323
5 2 (0.26%) NAS
5 2 (0.26%) Q.931
5 2 (0.26%) QSIG
5 2 (0.26%) Skype
5 2 (0.26%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (0.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (1.98%) Scylla
3 9 (1.19%) Data Lake
4 6 (0.79%) SQL Server
5 5 (0.66%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (0.53%) GIS
7 3 (0.40%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.40%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.26%) Power BI
9 1 (0.13%) Big Data
9 1 (0.13%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.13%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.13%) MySQL
9 1 (0.13%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.13%) QGIS
9 1 (0.13%) Snowflake Schema
9 1 (0.13%) Star Schema
9 1 (0.13%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 63 (8.33%) Axure RP
2 16 (2.12%) Balsamiq
3 10 (1.32%) JIRA
4 7 (0.93%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.53%) Visual Website Optimizer
6 3 (0.40%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.26%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.26%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.13%) Babel
8 1 (0.13%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.13%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 105 (13.89%) Finance
2 86 (11.38%) Marketing
3 53 (7.01%) Games
4 40 (5.29%) Public Sector
5 28 (3.70%) Telecoms
6 22 (2.91%) Publishing
7 20 (2.65%) Banking
8 19 (2.51%) Legal
8 19 (2.51%) Retail
9 16 (2.12%) Local Government
10 12 (1.59%) Advertising
11 11 (1.46%) Electronics
12 6 (0.79%) Law
12 6 (0.79%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.79%) Multimedia
13 5 (0.66%) Brand Awareness
13 5 (0.66%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.40%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.26%) Automotive
15 2 (0.26%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (25.13%) HTML
2 174 (23.02%) CSS
3 34 (4.50%) HTML5
4 24 (3.17%) CSS3
5 23 (3.04%) Framer.js
6 22 (2.91%) jQuery
7 21 (2.78%) Kafka
8 19 (2.51%) RxSwift
9 18 (2.38%) Reactive Extensions
10 16 (2.12%) React
11 15 (1.98%) REST
12 13 (1.72%) Sass
13 11 (1.46%) AngularJS
14 10 (1.32%) .NET
14 10 (1.32%) Unreal Engine
15 7 (0.93%) Ajax
15 7 (0.93%) JSON
15 7 (0.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 7 (0.93%) XML
16 6 (0.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 517 (68.39%) User Experience
2 92 (12.17%) Mobile App
3 28 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (3.31%) Graphic Design
5 23 (3.04%) Animation
5 23 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
5 23 (3.04%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (2.51%) Social Media
7 12 (1.59%) Motion Graphics
8 10 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
9 9 (1.19%) Blog
9 9 (1.19%) Mobile Games
10 7 (0.93%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.79%) Data Centre
11 6 (0.79%) Podcast
11 6 (0.79%) Replication
12 5 (0.66%) NHS
13 4 (0.53%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.53%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.53%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 36 (4.76%) Android
1 36 (4.76%) Apple iOS
2 17 (2.25%) Windows
3 4 (0.53%) Mac OS
4 3 (0.40%) Linux
4 3 (0.40%) Unix
5 2 (0.26%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 286 (37.83%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (31.35%) Wireframes
3 193 (25.53%) Prototyping
4 85 (11.24%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 69 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
6 68 (8.99%) Web Design
7 65 (8.60%) Front End Development
8 62 (8.20%) Service Design
9 52 (6.88%) E-Commerce
10 51 (6.75%) Analytics
10 51 (6.75%) Fintech
11 47 (6.22%) Collaborative Working
11 47 (6.22%) Usability Testing
12 45 (5.95%) Scrum
13 44 (5.82%) Design Thinking
13 44 (5.82%) Workshop Facilitation
14 40 (5.29%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
15 38 (5.03%) A/B Testing
16 35 (4.63%) Web Development
17 34 (4.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (11.90%) JavaScript
2 22 (2.91%) SQL
3 18 (2.38%) C#
4 9 (1.19%) Java
5 6 (0.79%) C++
6 5 (0.66%) C
7 4 (0.53%) PHP
8 3 (0.40%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.26%) Kotlin
9 2 (0.26%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.26%) Python
9 2 (0.26%) Scala
9 2 (0.26%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.13%) COBOL
10 1 (0.13%) Elixir
10 1 (0.13%) Ruby
10 1 (0.13%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 58 (7.67%) Degree
2 27 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 26 (3.44%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.93%) CCNP
5 7 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.79%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (0.53%) CCIE
7 4 (0.53%) CCNA
7 4 (0.53%) CISSP
8 3 (0.40%) MCP
8 3 (0.40%) MCSE
9 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.13%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.13%) CCDA
9 1 (0.13%) CCDP
9 1 (0.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.59%) QA
2 4 (0.53%) WCAG
3 2 (0.26%) Actionable Recommendations
3 2 (0.26%) GDPR
3 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.26%) Docker
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (0.26%) XenApp
4 2 (0.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (0.66%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.53%) Ansible
3 3 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.40%) SCCM
3 3 (0.40%) vRealize
4 2 (0.26%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.13%) Puppet
5 1 (0.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 181 (23.94%) Adobe
2 41 (5.42%) Microsoft
3 17 (2.25%) Google
4 14 (1.85%) TIBCO
5 12 (1.59%) VMware
6 9 (1.19%) Oracle
6 9 (1.19%) SAP
7 7 (0.93%) Cisco
7 7 (0.93%) IBM
8 5 (0.66%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.53%) Remedy
10 3 (0.40%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (0.40%) BT
10 3 (0.40%) Cognos
10 3 (0.40%) Nokia
10 3 (0.40%) Red Hat
11 2 (0.26%) Citrix
11 2 (0.26%) Dell
11 2 (0.26%) Ericsson
11 2 (0.26%) Unisys