Period
to 4 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Designer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 August 2020.

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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 254 252 278
Rank change year-on-year -2 +26 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 818 1,881 2,102
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.32% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.37% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 698 1,448 1,540
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +0.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +13.33%

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 63,188 137,103 166,315
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 95.85% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 50,836 109,526 134,258
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
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 4 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Designer in the UK

Designer
Top 18 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 4 August 2020. 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 +2 745 £52,500 +5.00% 63
UK excluding London +39 413 £45,000 +12.50% 48
London -14 391 £57,500 - 21
South East +87 146 £50,000 +17.65% 13
North of England +22 79 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Midlands +71 65 £45,000 +12.50% 4
North West +30 54 £45,000 +20.00% 4
West Midlands +65 49 £47,500 +13.10% 3
Work from Home +46 49 £45,000 -10.89% 8
South West +18 42 £48,750 +39.29% 9
Scotland +41 33 £42,500 -9.09% 3
East of England +52 22 £48,000 +6.67% 4
Wales +34 22 £48,750 +18.90% 4
Yorkshire +60 19 £35,000 -7.89% 3
East Midlands +70 16 £39,000 -2.50% 1
North East +30 6 £39,000 +4.00% 4
Isle of Man - 2 £27,500 -
Northern Ireland +23 1 £35,000 -10.83%

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2020, 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.

1 593 (72.49%) User Experience
2 337 (41.20%) Wireframes
3 285 (34.84%) Agile Software Development
4 222 (27.14%) Sketch
5 194 (23.72%) Prototyping
5 194 (23.72%) Adobe
6 174 (21.27%) CSS
7 167 (20.42%) HTML
8 154 (18.83%) InVision
9 121 (14.79%) Finance
10 118 (14.43%) Marketing
11 113 (13.81%) Photoshop
12 108 (13.20%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 101 (12.35%) Adobe Illustrator
14 94 (11.49%) JavaScript
15 92 (11.25%) E-Commerce
16 89 (10.88%) Mobile App
17 84 (10.27%) Axure RP
18 80 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
19 74 (9.05%) Degree
20 73 (8.92%) Web Design
21 71 (8.68%) SaaS
22 69 (8.44%) Figma
23 65 (7.95%) Fintech
24 60 (7.33%) Design Thinking
25 59 (7.21%) Service Design
26 57 (6.97%) Scrum
27 51 (6.23%) B2B
28 49 (5.99%) Adobe XD
29 48 (5.87%) Information Architecture

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 16 (1.96%) CMS
2 13 (1.59%) WordPress
3 7 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 7 (0.86%) WebSphere
4 6 (0.73%) Confluence
5 4 (0.49%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.37%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.24%) Appian
7 2 (0.24%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.24%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.12%) Drupal
8 1 (0.12%) SAS
8 1 (0.12%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 222 (27.14%) Sketch
2 154 (18.83%) InVision
3 113 (13.81%) Photoshop
4 101 (12.35%) Adobe Illustrator
5 69 (8.44%) Figma
6 49 (5.99%) Adobe XD
7 41 (5.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 25 (3.06%) InDesign
8 25 (3.06%) Zeplin
9 21 (2.57%) Marvel
9 21 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
10 19 (2.32%) OmniGraffle
11 17 (2.08%) Adobe After Effects
12 15 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 15 (1.83%) UXPin
13 13 (1.59%) MS Visio
14 10 (1.22%) Adobe Premiere
15 6 (0.73%) AutoCAD
15 6 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
16 5 (0.61%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 5 (0.61%) Shopify
2 3 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
2 3 (0.37%) Magento
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 71 (8.68%) SaaS
2 43 (5.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 32 (3.91%) Azure
4 30 (3.67%) AWS
5 17 (2.08%) IaaS
5 17 (2.08%) PaaS
6 9 (1.10%) Amazon EKS
6 9 (1.10%) Google Analytics
6 9 (1.10%) Power Platform
7 8 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.86%) Boomi
9 6 (0.73%) Office 365
10 5 (0.61%) Dropbox
10 5 (0.61%) GitHub
10 5 (0.61%) Slack
11 3 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.37%) iPaaS
12 2 (0.24%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.24%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.44%) Internet
2 7 (0.86%) Skype
3 5 (0.61%) Broadband
3 5 (0.61%) Intranet
4 4 (0.49%) H.323
4 4 (0.49%) Q.931
4 4 (0.49%) QSIG
5 2 (0.24%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.24%) GSM
5 2 (0.24%) MPLS
5 2 (0.24%) SAN
6 1 (0.12%) DWDM
6 1 (0.12%) LAN
6 1 (0.12%) NAS
6 1 (0.12%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.12%) WAN
6 1 (0.12%) WebEx
6 1 (0.12%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.32%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (1.22%) Scylla
4 9 (1.10%) MySQL
4 9 (1.10%) Power BI
5 8 (0.98%) Big Data
5 8 (0.98%) RDBMS
5 8 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.73%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.61%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.49%) Apache Hive
9 4 (0.49%) BigQuery
9 4 (0.49%) Data Lake
9 4 (0.49%) HBase
10 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2017
10 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.24%) Presto
Development Applications
1 84 (10.27%) Axure RP
2 37 (4.52%) Balsamiq
3 11 (1.34%) JIRA
4 8 (0.98%) Git (software)
5 5 (0.61%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.37%) Visual Website Optimizer
7 2 (0.24%) Grunt
7 2 (0.24%) gulp
8 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.12%) ER Studio
8 1 (0.12%) ERwin
8 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.12%) Subversion
8 1 (0.12%) webpack
General
1 121 (14.79%) Finance
2 118 (14.43%) Marketing
3 45 (5.50%) Retail
4 28 (3.42%) Banking
5 25 (3.06%) Advertising
6 23 (2.81%) Public Sector
7 22 (2.69%) Legal
8 20 (2.44%) Publishing
9 13 (1.59%) Games
10 9 (1.10%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.98%) Local Government
11 8 (0.98%) Telecoms
12 7 (0.86%) Back Office
12 7 (0.86%) Billing
12 7 (0.86%) Law
13 4 (0.49%) Military
14 3 (0.37%) Front Office
14 3 (0.37%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.37%) Social Housing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (21.27%) CSS
2 167 (20.42%) HTML
3 37 (4.52%) HTML5
4 24 (2.93%) CSS3
5 18 (2.20%) Framer.js
5 18 (2.20%) jQuery
6 15 (1.83%) React
7 10 (1.22%) Kafka
7 10 (1.22%) REST
8 9 (1.10%) .NET
8 9 (1.10%) LESS
8 9 (1.10%) Reactive Extensions
8 9 (1.10%) RxSwift
8 9 (1.10%) Sass
9 7 (0.86%) AngularJS
9 7 (0.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (0.73%) JSON
10 6 (0.73%) Node.js
11 5 (0.61%) Ajax
11 5 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 593 (72.49%) User Experience
2 89 (10.88%) Mobile App
3 48 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (5.01%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (3.06%) Animation
6 22 (2.69%) Graphic Design
7 19 (2.32%) Social Media
8 13 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.47%) Data Centre
9 12 (1.47%) Motion Graphics
9 12 (1.47%) RIA
10 10 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
11 8 (0.98%) e-Learning
12 7 (0.86%) Photography
12 7 (0.86%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.73%) Video on Demand
13 6 (0.73%) Video\Live Streaming
13 6 (0.73%) W3C
14 5 (0.61%) NHS
14 5 (0.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (2.93%) Android
1 24 (2.93%) Apple iOS
2 17 (2.08%) Windows
3 9 (1.10%) Linux
4 8 (0.98%) Unix
5 7 (0.86%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.73%) AIX
6 6 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 337 (41.20%) Wireframes
2 285 (34.84%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (23.72%) Prototyping
4 108 (13.20%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 92 (11.25%) E-Commerce
6 80 (9.78%) Problem-Solving
7 73 (8.92%) Web Design
8 65 (7.95%) Fintech
9 60 (7.33%) Design Thinking
10 59 (7.21%) Service Design
11 57 (6.97%) Scrum
12 51 (6.23%) B2B
13 48 (5.87%) Information Architecture
14 44 (5.38%) Analytics
15 43 (5.26%) Typography
16 42 (5.13%) Workshop Facilitation
17 40 (4.89%) Front End Development
18 38 (4.65%) A/B Testing
19 36 (4.40%) Mentoring
19 36 (4.40%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (11.49%) JavaScript
2 26 (3.18%) SQL
3 13 (1.59%) Java
4 8 (0.98%) PHP
5 7 (0.86%) C#
6 6 (0.73%) C
7 5 (0.61%) TypeScript
8 4 (0.49%) Python
9 3 (0.37%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.37%) R
10 2 (0.24%) Scala
10 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.24%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.12%) C++
11 1 (0.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.12%) Ruby
11 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.12%) VBA
11 1 (0.12%) VC++
Qualifications
1 74 (9.05%) Degree
2 19 (2.32%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (0.98%) CCNA
6 8 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.61%) MCSE
7 5 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.37%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.24%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.08%) QA
2 11 (1.34%) GDPR
3 8 (0.98%) SLA
4 5 (0.61%) WCAG
5 4 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.24%) Actionable Recommendations
7 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.86%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.73%) Hyper-V
3 6 (0.73%) vSphere
4 5 (0.61%) Docker
5 2 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.24%) HDFS
6 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.12%) XenApp
6 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (0.73%) SCCM
2 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.37%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 194 (23.72%) Adobe
2 37 (4.52%) Microsoft
3 31 (3.79%) Google
4 26 (3.18%) Oracle
5 18 (2.20%) TIBCO
6 14 (1.71%) VMware
7 11 (1.34%) Hotjar
8 9 (1.10%) Talend
9 8 (0.98%) Cisco
9 8 (0.98%) Intel
9 8 (0.98%) MuleSoft
10 7 (0.86%) Dell
10 7 (0.86%) webMethods
11 6 (0.73%) 3PAR
11 6 (0.73%) Apple
11 6 (0.73%) HP
11 6 (0.73%) SAP
12 5 (0.61%) Crazy Egg
12 5 (0.61%) CrowdStrike
12 5 (0.61%) HubSpot