Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Designer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 287 271 238
Rank change year-on-year -16 -33 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 2136 2387 3205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.27% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.31% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1673 1958 2570
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,050 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,750 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -5.63% +2.56% +11.43%

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -6 1981 £45,000 +2.27% 131
UK excluding London -11 1153 £37,750 -5.63% 86
London +1 928 £52,500 +5.00% 55
South East -31 337 £40,250 -5.29% 27
North of England +32 318 £40,000 +2.56% 23
Midlands -3 171 £32,500 -7.14% 10
North West +17 162 £35,000 -6.67% 10
Yorkshire +67 153 £40,000 - 12
West Midlands +1 119 £32,500 -7.14% 8
South West +1 114 £42,500 +21.43% 8
East of England -40 108 £35,000 -30.00% 8
Scotland -12 94 £47,500 +6.74% 8
East Midlands +4 52 £32,000 -14.67% 2
North East -5 6 £35,690 +12.82% 1
Wales -15 6 £47,500 +26.67% 1
Northern Ireland -26 6 £35,000 +16.67% 1

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 1328 (62.17%) User Experience
2 741 (34.69%) HTML
3 711 (33.29%) Wireframes
4 678 (31.74%) CSS
5 671 (31.41%) Adobe
6 612 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
7 545 (25.51%) Photoshop
8 463 (21.68%) Adobe Illustrator
9 391 (18.31%) JavaScript
10 373 (17.46%) Prototyping
11 364 (17.04%) Marketing
12 320 (14.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 317 (14.84%) Finance
14 316 (14.79%) Degree
15 287 (13.44%) Mobile App
16 275 (12.87%) Axure RP
17 247 (11.56%) InVision
18 223 (10.44%) Web Design
19 212 (9.93%) HTML5
20 204 (9.55%) E-Commerce
21 180 (8.43%) Retail
22 176 (8.24%) Typography
23 163 (7.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
24 161 (7.54%) jQuery
25 156 (7.30%) Graphic Design
26 150 (7.02%) Information Architecture
27 144 (6.74%) Responsive Web Design
28 143 (6.69%) CSS3
29 138 (6.46%) Service Design
30 136 (6.37%) Analytics

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
1 102 (4.78%) CMS
2 56 (2.62%) WordPress
3 35 (1.64%) Marvel
4 28 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 28 (1.31%) SharePoint
5 22 (1.03%) WebSphere
6 16 (0.75%) IIS
7 14 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 13 (0.61%) Umbraco
9 12 (0.56%) Skype for Business
10 11 (0.51%) Confluence
11 10 (0.47%) Drupal
11 10 (0.47%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.42%) SAS
12 9 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
13 7 (0.33%) Joomla!
13 7 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (0.33%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.28%) Ethereum
14 6 (0.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 545 (25.51%) Photoshop
2 463 (21.68%) Adobe Illustrator
3 320 (14.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 247 (11.56%) InVision
5 120 (5.62%) InDesign
6 90 (4.21%) OmniGraffle
7 65 (3.04%) Adobe After Effects
8 51 (2.39%) Microsoft Office
9 34 (1.59%) UXPin
10 27 (1.26%) Adobe Premiere
11 23 (1.08%) Fireworks
12 20 (0.94%) MS Visio
13 10 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 10 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
14 9 (0.42%) CINEMA 4D
14 9 (0.42%) Moqups
15 7 (0.33%) Lectora
16 6 (0.28%) Chatbot
17 5 (0.23%) InfoPath
17 5 (0.23%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 14 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 14 (0.66%) WebTrends
2 6 (0.28%) OpenCart
3 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.094%) Adobe Campaign
4 2 (0.094%) Magento
4 2 (0.094%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 2 (0.094%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.047%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.047%) Exstream
5 1 (0.047%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.047%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 106 (4.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 52 (2.43%) SaaS
3 29 (1.36%) Office 365
4 28 (1.31%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (1.08%) Boomi
6 21 (0.98%) Google Analytics
7 19 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (0.61%) PaaS
9 10 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.33%) IaaS
11 5 (0.23%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
12 4 (0.19%) MailChimp
12 4 (0.19%) npm
13 3 (0.14%) AdWords
13 3 (0.14%) GitHub
13 3 (0.14%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.094%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.094%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.094%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 41 (1.92%) Internet
2 16 (0.75%) SAN
3 14 (0.66%) DNS
4 13 (0.61%) Firewall
4 13 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.56%) Skype
6 11 (0.51%) FTP
7 8 (0.37%) Intranet
8 7 (0.33%) Broadband
8 7 (0.33%) HTTP
9 6 (0.28%) Ethernet
9 6 (0.28%) LLU
9 6 (0.28%) Network Security
10 5 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (0.23%) DHCP
10 5 (0.23%) VLAN
10 5 (0.23%) WAN
11 4 (0.19%) Extranet
11 4 (0.19%) LAN
11 4 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 27 (1.26%) Big Data
3 20 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (0.89%) MySQL
5 18 (0.84%) Geospatial Data
6 14 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (0.47%) DB2
7 10 (0.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 8 (0.37%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.28%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.28%) Riak
10 5 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.19%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.19%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.14%) SAP HANA
12 3 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 275 (12.87%) Axure RP
2 163 (7.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 49 (2.29%) Git (software)
4 25 (1.17%) Dreamweaver
4 25 (1.17%) Visual Studio
5 22 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (0.98%) JIRA
7 14 (0.66%) Jenkins
8 13 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 11 (0.51%) Subversion
10 8 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (0.28%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.28%) gulp
11 6 (0.28%) Lombardi
11 6 (0.28%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
13 4 (0.19%) Grunt
13 4 (0.19%) NUnit
13 4 (0.19%) ReSharper
13 4 (0.19%) Vagrant
General
1 364 (17.04%) Marketing
2 317 (14.84%) Finance
3 180 (8.43%) Retail
4 120 (5.62%) Games
5 88 (4.12%) Banking
6 79 (3.70%) Telecoms
7 68 (3.18%) Advertising
8 65 (3.04%) Manufacturing
9 42 (1.97%) Electronics
10 36 (1.69%) Legal
10 36 (1.69%) Multimedia
11 28 (1.31%) Automotive
12 23 (1.08%) Publishing
13 21 (0.98%) Retail Banking
14 16 (0.75%) Military
15 15 (0.70%) Investment Banking
16 13 (0.61%) Law
17 8 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
17 8 (0.37%) Private Banking
18 7 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 741 (34.69%) HTML
2 678 (31.74%) CSS
3 212 (9.93%) HTML5
4 161 (7.54%) jQuery
5 143 (6.69%) CSS3
6 81 (3.79%) AngularJS
7 75 (3.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 70 (3.28%) Sass
9 51 (2.39%) Web Services
10 47 (2.20%) .NET
11 40 (1.87%) XML
12 35 (1.64%) Framer.js
13 33 (1.54%) XSLT
14 26 (1.22%) LESS
15 23 (1.08%) JSON
16 21 (0.98%) React
17 19 (0.89%) ASP.NET
17 19 (0.89%) J2EE
18 17 (0.80%) RESTful
19 15 (0.70%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1328 (62.17%) User Experience
2 287 (13.44%) Mobile App
3 156 (7.30%) Graphic Design
4 103 (4.82%) Social Media
5 82 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
6 73 (3.42%) Animation
7 62 (2.90%) Fintech
8 58 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
9 57 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
10 47 (2.20%) e-Learning
11 43 (2.01%) BBC
12 19 (0.89%) Motion Graphics
12 19 (0.89%) Photography
13 18 (0.84%) Digital Media
14 17 (0.80%) Clustering
14 17 (0.80%) Management Information System
15 14 (0.66%) NHS
16 13 (0.61%) EMC VNX
16 13 (0.61%) Taxonomies
16 13 (0.61%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 76 (3.56%) Android
2 70 (3.28%) Apple iOS
3 68 (3.18%) Windows
4 37 (1.73%) Linux
5 25 (1.17%) Windows Server
6 19 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (0.84%) Mac OS X
8 17 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.23%) Unix
11 4 (0.19%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.19%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.094%) AIX
12 2 (0.094%) Nucleus RTOS
13 1 (0.047%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.047%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.047%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 711 (33.29%) Wireframes
2 612 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
3 373 (17.46%) Prototyping
4 223 (10.44%) Web Design
5 204 (9.55%) E-Commerce
6 176 (8.24%) Typography
7 150 (7.02%) Information Architecture
8 144 (6.74%) Responsive Web Design
9 138 (6.46%) Service Design
10 136 (6.37%) Analytics
11 129 (6.04%) Usability Testing
12 125 (5.85%) Mentoring
13 123 (5.76%) Scrum
14 114 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
15 112 (5.24%) Visualisation
16 111 (5.20%) Front End Development
17 103 (4.82%) Web Development
18 99 (4.63%) Project Management
19 89 (4.17%) Collaborative Working
20 86 (4.03%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 391 (18.31%) JavaScript
2 84 (3.93%) SQL
3 78 (3.65%) Java
3 78 (3.65%) PHP
4 50 (2.34%) C#
5 28 (1.31%) C++
6 23 (1.08%) Python
7 21 (0.98%) T-SQL
8 15 (0.70%) C
9 12 (0.56%) PowerShell
10 10 (0.47%) COBOL
11 6 (0.28%) Perl
12 5 (0.23%) ActionScript
13 4 (0.19%) Apple Swift
13 4 (0.19%) Objective-C
13 4 (0.19%) XPath
14 3 (0.14%) ActionScript 3.0
14 3 (0.14%) ES6
14 3 (0.14%) Ruby
14 3 (0.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 316 (14.79%) Degree
2 44 (2.06%) Security Cleared
3 15 (0.70%) SC Cleared
4 14 (0.66%) Master's Degree
5 13 (0.61%) DV Cleared
6 12 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (0.51%) PMI Certification
8 10 (0.47%) ISEB
9 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.28%) PhD
12 5 (0.23%) HND
12 5 (0.23%) MCSE
13 3 (0.14%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.14%) CCIE
13 3 (0.14%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.14%) Postgraduate
13 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.094%) AAT
14 2 (0.094%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.11%) QA
2 20 (0.94%) WCAG
3 6 (0.28%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.19%) SLA
5 3 (0.14%) MiFID
5 3 (0.14%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.094%) COBIT
6 2 (0.094%) COSHH
6 2 (0.094%) GMP
6 2 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.094%) WAI
7 1 (0.047%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.047%) GDPR
7 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (1.64%) Active Directory
2 21 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.28%) Docker
4 6 (0.28%) XenDesktop
5 5 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.23%) ProxySG
6 3 (0.14%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.14%) vSphere
7 2 (0.094%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.094%) Firmware
7 2 (0.094%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.094%) XenServer
8 1 (0.047%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (0.94%) SCCM
1 20 (0.94%) SCOM
2 14 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
3 12 (0.56%) SCOrch
3 12 (0.56%) Simpana
4 6 (0.28%) cPanel
4 6 (0.28%) Plesk
5 5 (0.23%) Puppet
6 4 (0.19%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.14%) Ansible
7 3 (0.14%) Cacti
7 3 (0.14%) Nagios
7 3 (0.14%) OpenNMS
7 3 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.14%) RANCID
7 3 (0.14%) Terraform
8 2 (0.094%) Ambari
8 2 (0.094%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.047%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.047%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 671 (31.41%) Adobe
2 120 (5.62%) Microsoft
3 57 (2.67%) Google
3 57 (2.67%) Oracle
4 41 (1.92%) SAP
5 35 (1.64%) Cisco
6 28 (1.31%) VMware
7 24 (1.12%) Dell
8 23 (1.08%) Apple
8 23 (1.08%) TIBCO
9 22 (1.03%) Twitter
10 21 (0.98%) HP
11 16 (0.75%) webMethods
12 15 (0.70%) EMC
12 15 (0.70%) Red Hat
13 14 (0.66%) IBM
14 12 (0.56%) CommVault
14 12 (0.56%) MuleSoft
15 11 (0.51%) Citrix
15 11 (0.51%) Juniper