Period
to 15 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Designer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 July 2018.

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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 270 272 249
Rank change year-on-year +2 -23 -19
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 2,182 2,237 2,836
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.25% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.30% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,527 1,739 2,257
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +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 169,324 171,953 196,516
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 96.21% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 137,028 140,672 165,014
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 15 July 2018.

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 15 July 2018. 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 +18 2,047 £45,000 - 443
UK excluding London -13 1,224 £40,000 +6.67% 286
London +12 924 £50,000 - 179
North of England +22 397 £37,500 +7.14% 88
South East +35 385 £45,000 +12.50% 73
Yorkshire +37 190 £36,250 +25.00% 41
North West +9 177 £37,500 +7.14% 43
Midlands -38 122 £40,000 +6.67% 54
East of England -26 110 £40,000 -9.60% 25
South West -73 108 £39,000 -2.50% 24
Scotland -38 91 £50,000 +17.65% 19
West Midlands +10 65 £40,000 +6.67% 34
East Midlands -19 57 £41,800 +19.43% 20
North East +3 30 £57,500 +24.32% 4
Wales 0 8 £39,500 +28.04% 2
Isle of Man +1 3 - - 1

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, 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 1,461 (66.96%) User Experience
2 832 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
3 796 (36.48%) Wireframes
4 748 (34.28%) Adobe
5 726 (33.27%) HTML
6 662 (30.34%) CSS
7 550 (25.21%) Prototyping
8 527 (24.15%) Photoshop
9 433 (19.84%) Adobe Illustrator
10 413 (18.93%) JavaScript
11 389 (17.83%) Degree
12 385 (17.64%) Marketing
13 331 (15.17%) Axure RP
14 318 (14.57%) InVision
15 302 (13.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 277 (12.69%) Finance
17 232 (10.63%) Analytics
17 232 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
18 221 (10.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
19 218 (9.99%) Mobile App
20 200 (9.17%) Responsive Web Design
21 199 (9.12%) Web Design
22 181 (8.30%) E-Commerce
23 177 (8.11%) HTML5
24 174 (7.97%) Adobe Creative Cloud
25 169 (7.75%) OmniGraffle
26 168 (7.70%) Retail
27 161 (7.38%) Mentoring
28 157 (7.20%) Scrum
29 151 (6.92%) Graphic Design

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 74 (3.39%) WordPress
2 68 (3.12%) CMS
3 56 (2.57%) Marvel
4 35 (1.60%) SharePoint
5 19 (0.87%) Drupal
6 12 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (0.41%) Confluence
8 8 (0.37%) Umbraco
9 7 (0.32%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.32%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.27%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.27%) Joomla!
11 5 (0.23%) CICS
11 5 (0.23%) IIS
11 5 (0.23%) OpenEdge
11 5 (0.23%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.092%) JBoss
12 2 (0.092%) WebLogic
Applications
1 527 (24.15%) Photoshop
2 433 (19.84%) Adobe Illustrator
3 318 (14.57%) InVision
4 302 (13.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 169 (7.75%) OmniGraffle
6 118 (5.41%) InDesign
7 72 (3.30%) Adobe After Effects
8 60 (2.75%) UXPin
9 35 (1.60%) Adobe Premiere
10 27 (1.24%) Microsoft Office
10 27 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 17 (0.78%) MS Visio
12 16 (0.73%) Pixate
13 10 (0.46%) Maya
13 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
14 8 (0.37%) Fireworks
15 7 (0.32%) AutoCAD
15 7 (0.32%) Blender
15 7 (0.32%) SketchUp
16 5 (0.23%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 17 (0.78%) Magento
2 8 (0.37%) Shopify
3 6 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.092%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.046%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.046%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 174 (7.97%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 74 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 43 (1.97%) Google Analytics
5 33 (1.51%) SaaS
6 23 (1.05%) Office 365
7 14 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.60%) PaaS
9 8 (0.37%) MailChimp
10 7 (0.32%) npm
11 6 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
12 5 (0.23%) Asana
12 5 (0.23%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (0.23%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.23%) Serverless
13 4 (0.18%) GitHub
13 4 (0.18%) Google Play
14 3 (0.14%) Google Tag Manager
14 3 (0.14%) IaaS
15 2 (0.092%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (1.10%) Internet
2 23 (1.05%) DAB
3 22 (1.01%) SAN
4 19 (0.87%) Firewall
5 18 (0.82%) DNS
6 15 (0.69%) NAS
7 14 (0.64%) Software-Defined Networking
8 10 (0.46%) TCP/IP
9 9 (0.41%) VPN
10 7 (0.32%) ATM
10 7 (0.32%) Intranet
10 7 (0.32%) VLAN
11 6 (0.27%) Broadband
11 6 (0.27%) Network Security
12 5 (0.23%) Reverse Proxy
12 5 (0.23%) Skype
12 5 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.18%) Extranet
13 4 (0.18%) MPLS
13 4 (0.18%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.28%) Big Data
2 28 (1.28%) MySQL
3 19 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (0.50%) MongoDB
5 11 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (0.46%) Hadoop
6 10 (0.46%) Relational Database
7 9 (0.41%) Blockchain
7 9 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (0.32%) DB2
8 7 (0.32%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.23%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.14%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.14%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (0.14%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 331 (15.17%) Axure RP
2 221 (10.13%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 56 (2.57%) Git (software)
4 41 (1.88%) Dreamweaver
5 37 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (1.15%) JIRA
7 18 (0.82%) gulp
8 15 (0.69%) Grunt
9 13 (0.60%) webpack
10 12 (0.55%) Jenkins
10 12 (0.55%) Subversion
11 10 (0.46%) Visual Studio
12 7 (0.32%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.23%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.18%) JUnit
14 4 (0.18%) Mercurial
14 4 (0.18%) PHPUnit
15 3 (0.14%) Jasmine
15 3 (0.14%) jspm
15 3 (0.14%) Maven
General
1 385 (17.64%) Marketing
2 277 (12.69%) Finance
3 168 (7.70%) Retail
4 126 (5.77%) Games
5 91 (4.17%) Banking
6 62 (2.84%) Advertising
7 42 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 37 (1.70%) Manufacturing
9 20 (0.92%) Investment Banking
10 16 (0.73%) Law
10 16 (0.73%) Legal
11 13 (0.60%) Electronics
11 13 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.55%) Publishing
13 9 (0.41%) Automotive
14 8 (0.37%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.32%) Back Office
15 7 (0.32%) Local Government
16 5 (0.23%) Billing
16 5 (0.23%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 726 (33.27%) HTML
2 662 (30.34%) CSS
3 177 (8.11%) HTML5
4 145 (6.65%) jQuery
5 126 (5.77%) CSS3
6 102 (4.67%) AngularJS
7 77 (3.53%) .NET
8 70 (3.21%) Sass
9 62 (2.84%) Web Services
10 46 (2.11%) Framer.js
11 33 (1.51%) RESTful
12 29 (1.33%) React
12 29 (1.33%) XSLT
13 25 (1.15%) Node.js
14 22 (1.01%) Middleware
15 21 (0.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 20 (0.92%) Ajax
17 19 (0.87%) LESS
18 16 (0.73%) Spring
18 16 (0.73%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1,461 (66.96%) User Experience
2 218 (9.99%) Mobile App
3 151 (6.92%) Graphic Design
4 141 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
5 87 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
6 66 (3.02%) Social Media
7 55 (2.52%) Fintech
8 51 (2.34%) Animation
8 51 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
9 46 (2.11%) IVR
10 34 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
11 26 (1.19%) Computer Science
12 24 (1.10%) Smartphone
13 21 (0.96%) Photography
14 20 (0.92%) Data Centre
15 19 (0.87%) Private Cloud
16 17 (0.78%) Video Editing
17 15 (0.69%) Tandem
17 15 (0.69%) W3C
18 14 (0.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 105 (4.81%) Android
2 95 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 58 (2.66%) Windows
4 41 (1.88%) Linux
5 11 (0.50%) Nucleus RTOS
6 8 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (0.32%) Mac OS
7 7 (0.32%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.23%) Unix
10 2 (0.092%) AIX
10 2 (0.092%) Solaris
10 2 (0.092%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.092%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.046%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 832 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
2 796 (36.48%) Wireframes
3 550 (25.21%) Prototyping
4 232 (10.63%) Analytics
4 232 (10.63%) Problem-Solving
5 200 (9.17%) Responsive Web Design
6 199 (9.12%) Web Design
7 181 (8.30%) E-Commerce
8 161 (7.38%) Mentoring
9 157 (7.20%) Scrum
10 149 (6.83%) Information Architecture
11 146 (6.69%) Web Development
12 138 (6.32%) Typography
13 119 (5.45%) Service Design
14 114 (5.22%) UX Design
15 110 (5.04%) Project Management
16 103 (4.72%) User Stories
17 101 (4.63%) Front End Development
18 96 (4.40%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
19 89 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 413 (18.93%) JavaScript
2 119 (5.45%) Java
3 114 (5.22%) SQL
4 92 (4.22%) PHP
5 83 (3.80%) C#
6 37 (1.70%) C++
7 30 (1.37%) T-SQL
8 10 (0.46%) COBOL
8 10 (0.46%) Ruby
8 10 (0.46%) TypeScript
9 9 (0.41%) C
9 9 (0.41%) Python
10 5 (0.23%) ActionScript
11 4 (0.18%) ES6
12 3 (0.14%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.14%) R
12 3 (0.14%) VB
13 2 (0.092%) Perl
13 2 (0.092%) VBA
13 2 (0.092%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 389 (17.83%) Degree
2 76 (3.48%) Master's Degree
3 23 (1.05%) Security Cleared
4 14 (0.64%) VCDX
5 7 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.32%) HND
5 7 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (0.32%) TOGAF Certification
6 6 (0.27%) MCSA
6 6 (0.27%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.23%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.18%) CEH
8 4 (0.18%) CISM
8 4 (0.18%) CISSP
8 4 (0.18%) GCIH
8 4 (0.18%) GIAC
8 4 (0.18%) ISEB
8 4 (0.18%) PhD
9 3 (0.14%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.47%) QA
2 7 (0.32%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.18%) COBIT
3 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.18%) SLA
3 4 (0.18%) WAI
4 3 (0.14%) GDPR
4 3 (0.14%) PSD2
4 3 (0.14%) WCAG
5 1 (0.046%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.046%) PMO
5 1 (0.046%) SEPA
System Software
1 32 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (1.05%) Active Directory
3 16 (0.73%) VMware NSX
4 13 (0.60%) Docker
5 9 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.092%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.046%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.046%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (0.78%) SCCM
2 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (0.37%) SCOM
4 7 (0.32%) Ansible
5 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.23%) Puppet
5 5 (0.23%) SCOrch
5 5 (0.23%) Simpana
6 3 (0.14%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.092%) Cacti
7 2 (0.092%) Nagios
7 2 (0.092%) OpenNMS
7 2 (0.092%) Terraform
8 1 (0.046%) Consul
8 1 (0.046%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.046%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.046%) RANCID
8 1 (0.046%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 748 (34.28%) Adobe
2 122 (5.59%) Google
3 96 (4.40%) Microsoft
4 53 (2.43%) Oracle
5 52 (2.38%) Twitter
6 43 (1.97%) Cisco
7 40 (1.83%) Alias
8 37 (1.70%) WorldPay
9 33 (1.51%) VMware
10 28 (1.28%) Apple
10 28 (1.28%) EMC
11 25 (1.15%) Optimizely
12 24 (1.10%) Cognizant
13 21 (0.96%) Omniture
14 19 (0.87%) Capita
15 16 (0.73%) IBM
16 11 (0.50%) Facebook
17 9 (0.41%) Red Hat
18 8 (0.37%) MuleSoft
18 8 (0.37%) Xamarin