Period
to

The median annual salary for a Designer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 199 242 267
Rank change year-on-year +43 +25 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 3,263 1,263 1,139
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.00% 1.37% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 1.49% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,283 854 921
10th Percentile £37,500 £32,575 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,313 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - +10.53%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +18.42%

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 150,788 84,974 88,529
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.52% 92.51% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81,859 64,813 71,897
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,469 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,000 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England +47 2,752 £57,500 +8.49% 247
London +73 1,823 £60,000 +2.13% 135
Work from Home +86 1,664 £60,000 +20.00% 77
UK excluding London -1 1,024 £52,500 +5.00% 109
South East -4 294 £55,000 - 21
North of England -62 291 £50,000 - 36
Midlands -18 160 £47,500 +11.76% 12
North West -52 144 £51,556 +4.46% 19
Yorkshire -25 133 £50,000 - 11
West Midlands -8 132 £47,500 +11.76% 5
South West +20 116 £50,000 +7.53% 16
Scotland -4 92 £55,000 +22.48% 7
East of England -55 56 £50,600 -15.67% 16
Wales -6 38 £45,000 -
East Midlands -19 28 £31,044 -17.87% 5
North East -44 14 £36,000 -25.77% 6

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, Designer job roles required the following 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 2,487 (76.22%) User Experience
2 2,055 (62.98%) UX Design
3 1,461 (44.77%) Figma
4 1,409 (43.18%) Wireframes
5 1,293 (39.63%) Agile
6 1,251 (38.34%) Prototyping
7 1,161 (35.58%) User Research
8 1,077 (33.01%) Sketch
9 977 (29.94%) Adobe
10 791 (24.24%) Social Skills
11 780 (23.90%) Interaction Design
12 678 (20.78%) Finance
13 642 (19.68%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 627 (19.22%) Marketing
15 551 (16.89%) HTML
16 536 (16.43%) CSS
17 531 (16.27%) Problem-Solving
18 503 (15.42%) Accessibility
19 492 (15.08%) UX Research
20 480 (14.71%) InVision
21 459 (14.07%) Analytics
22 445 (13.64%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
23 420 (12.87%) Design Thinking
24 409 (12.53%) Service Design
25 401 (12.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
25 401 (12.29%) Workshop Facilitation
26 385 (11.80%) Photoshop
27 374 (11.46%) Mobile App
28 342 (10.48%) Usability Testing
29 339 (10.39%) Degree

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 53 (1.62%) CMS
2 37 (1.13%) WordPress
3 27 (0.83%) Confluence
4 26 (0.80%) OpenEdge
5 13 (0.40%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.092%) Apache
7 2 (0.061%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.031%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.031%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.031%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.031%) SAS
8 1 (0.031%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1,077 (33.01%) Sketch
2 480 (14.71%) InVision
3 401 (12.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 385 (11.80%) Photoshop
5 338 (10.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 320 (9.81%) Adobe XD
7 196 (6.01%) Adobe After Effects
8 154 (4.72%) Zeplin
9 143 (4.38%) InDesign
10 66 (2.02%) Adobe Premiere
11 59 (1.81%) Marvel
12 57 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 53 (1.62%) CINEMA 4D
14 33 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
15 29 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
16 25 (0.77%) Maya
17 22 (0.67%) MS Visio
18 21 (0.64%) UXPin
19 14 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
20 12 (0.37%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 9 (0.28%) Magento
1 9 (0.28%) Odoo
2 7 (0.21%) Shopify
3 2 (0.061%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.061%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.031%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1,461 (44.77%) Figma
2 268 (8.21%) SaaS
3 197 (6.04%) Miro
4 141 (4.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 73 (2.24%) Google Analytics
6 59 (1.81%) AWS
6 59 (1.81%) Azure
7 31 (0.95%) Slack
8 16 (0.49%) GCP
9 15 (0.46%) Power Platform
10 14 (0.43%) PaaS
10 14 (0.43%) Stripe
10 14 (0.43%) UsabilityHub
11 12 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
12 11 (0.34%) GitHub
12 11 (0.34%) Google Play
12 11 (0.34%) Microsoft 365
13 10 (0.31%) Serverless
14 9 (0.28%) Google Sheets
15 8 (0.25%) Google Docs
Communications & Networking
1 81 (2.48%) Internet
2 65 (1.99%) Broadband
3 17 (0.52%) Firewall
4 16 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (0.43%) Network Security
6 11 (0.34%) ATM
6 11 (0.34%) DNS
6 11 (0.34%) Intranet
7 10 (0.31%) MPLS
8 9 (0.28%) 5G
9 8 (0.25%) TCP/IP
10 7 (0.21%) SMS
11 6 (0.18%) SSL
11 6 (0.18%) Wireless
12 5 (0.15%) BGP
12 5 (0.15%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (0.15%) DWDM
12 5 (0.15%) IOS XR
12 5 (0.15%) Junos
12 5 (0.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (0.70%) Relational Database
2 22 (0.67%) RDBMS
3 16 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (0.46%) Big Data
5 14 (0.43%) MySQL
6 12 (0.37%) Power BI
7 10 (0.31%) Mixpanel
8 9 (0.28%) Tableau
9 8 (0.25%) MS Access
10 5 (0.15%) Electronic Patient Records
10 5 (0.15%) SQL Server
11 4 (0.12%) Data Lake
12 3 (0.092%) Spatial Data
13 2 (0.061%) NoSQL
14 1 (0.031%) GIS
14 1 (0.031%) MariaDB
14 1 (0.031%) MongoDB
14 1 (0.031%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (0.031%) PowerCenter
14 1 (0.031%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 232 (7.11%) Axure RP
2 153 (4.69%) JIRA
3 38 (1.16%) Balsamiq
4 21 (0.64%) Git (software)
5 14 (0.43%) Storybook
6 8 (0.25%) Dreamweaver
6 8 (0.25%) GitLab
7 7 (0.21%) Snyk
8 6 (0.18%) ER Studio
9 4 (0.12%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.12%) Subversion
9 4 (0.12%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.092%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.092%) Visual Studio Code
10 3 (0.092%) webpack
11 1 (0.031%) Browser DevTools
11 1 (0.031%) Qt Creator
11 1 (0.031%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.031%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 791 (24.24%) Social Skills
2 678 (20.78%) Finance
3 627 (19.22%) Marketing
4 281 (8.61%) Retail
5 244 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
6 230 (7.05%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 214 (6.56%) Games
8 205 (6.28%) Presentation Skills
9 179 (5.49%) Public Sector
10 147 (4.51%) Banking
11 138 (4.23%) Legal
12 112 (3.43%) Advertising
13 96 (2.94%) Publishing
14 94 (2.88%) Local Government
15 87 (2.67%) Organisational Skills
16 77 (2.36%) Tech for Good
17 54 (1.65%) Manufacturing
18 52 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
19 50 (1.53%) Automotive
19 50 (1.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 551 (16.89%) HTML
2 536 (16.43%) CSS
3 134 (4.11%) HTML5
4 108 (3.31%) CSS3
5 66 (2.02%) React
6 49 (1.50%) Material Design
7 39 (1.20%) AngularJS
7 39 (1.20%) Sass
8 37 (1.13%) Apache Flex
8 37 (1.13%) Framer.js
8 37 (1.13%) Node.js
9 23 (0.70%) jQuery
10 17 (0.52%) JSON
10 17 (0.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 16 (0.49%) .NET
11 16 (0.49%) REST
12 14 (0.43%) Tailwind CSS
13 13 (0.40%) SVG
14 12 (0.37%) Material-UI
14 12 (0.37%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 2,487 (76.22%) User Experience
2 374 (11.46%) Mobile App
3 240 (7.36%) Graphic Design
4 198 (6.07%) Animation
5 159 (4.87%) Self-Motivation
6 134 (4.11%) Social Media
7 126 (3.86%) Virtual Team
8 102 (3.13%) NHS
9 63 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
10 62 (1.90%) Motion Graphics
11 58 (1.78%) Blog
12 54 (1.65%) Blockchain
13 43 (1.32%) Management Information System
14 39 (1.20%) Sports Betting
15 34 (1.04%) Life Science
16 26 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
17 24 (0.74%) Digital Media
17 24 (0.74%) IoT
17 24 (0.74%) Online Banking
18 22 (0.67%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 234 (7.17%) Android
2 231 (7.08%) Apple iOS
3 23 (0.70%) Linux
4 22 (0.67%) Windows
5 7 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.092%) Debian
6 3 (0.092%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.061%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.061%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.031%) Alpine Linux
8 1 (0.031%) Android TV
8 1 (0.031%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,055 (62.98%) UX Design
2 1,409 (43.18%) Wireframes
3 1,293 (39.63%) Agile
4 1,251 (38.34%) Prototyping
5 1,161 (35.58%) User Research
6 780 (23.90%) Interaction Design
7 642 (19.68%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 531 (16.27%) Problem-Solving
9 492 (15.08%) UX Research
10 459 (14.07%) Analytics
11 445 (13.64%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
12 420 (12.87%) Design Thinking
13 409 (12.53%) Service Design
14 401 (12.29%) Workshop Facilitation
15 342 (10.48%) Usability Testing
16 325 (9.96%) Mentoring
17 324 (9.93%) Product Strategy
18 295 (9.04%) B2B
18 295 (9.04%) Typography
19 283 (8.67%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 316 (9.68%) JavaScript
2 65 (1.99%) Java
3 51 (1.56%) SQL
4 36 (1.10%) C
5 31 (0.95%) Python
6 24 (0.74%) TypeScript
7 22 (0.67%) Ruby
8 18 (0.55%) PL/SQL
9 16 (0.49%) PHP
10 15 (0.46%) C#
11 14 (0.43%) Apple Swift
11 14 (0.43%) Kotlin
11 14 (0.43%) Objective-C
12 9 (0.28%) Go
13 5 (0.15%) Bash
14 4 (0.12%) RPG
15 3 (0.092%) ES6
15 3 (0.092%) Perl
15 3 (0.092%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.061%) Scala
Qualifications
1 339 (10.39%) Degree
2 131 (4.01%) Security Cleared
3 46 (1.41%) SC Cleared
4 30 (0.92%) Master's Degree
5 16 (0.49%) PMI Certification
6 15 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.25%) AWS Certification
7 8 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.21%) CCIE
8 7 (0.21%) CCNP
9 6 (0.18%) Postgraduate
9 6 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.15%) CIPD
10 5 (0.15%) JNCIE
10 5 (0.15%) JNCIS
11 4 (0.12%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.12%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.092%) MCSE
12 3 (0.092%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.092%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 503 (15.42%) Accessibility
2 132 (4.05%) QA
3 51 (1.56%) WCAG
4 15 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.37%) Actionable Recommendations
6 9 (0.28%) GRC
7 8 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 8 (0.25%) WAI
8 5 (0.15%) GDPR
9 4 (0.12%) GLP
10 3 (0.092%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.061%) Government Security Classifications
11 2 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.061%) SLA
12 1 (0.031%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 19 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.18%) vSphere
4 5 (0.15%) Docker
5 2 (0.061%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.061%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.031%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.031%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.031%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (0.37%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.28%) yum
3 6 (0.18%) Nagios
3 6 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.092%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.061%) Ansible
6 2 (0.061%) Avamar
6 2 (0.061%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.061%) Packer
6 2 (0.061%) SCCM
6 2 (0.061%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.061%) Terraform
6 2 (0.061%) vRealize
7 1 (0.031%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 1 (0.031%) WMI
Vendors
1 977 (29.94%) Adobe
2 135 (4.14%) Google
3 91 (2.79%) Microsoft
4 68 (2.08%) Apple
5 60 (1.84%) Hotjar
6 56 (1.72%) NEC
7 28 (0.86%) Oracle
8 26 (0.80%) Progress
9 23 (0.70%) Cisco
10 20 (0.61%) Facebook
10 20 (0.61%) Red Hat
11 19 (0.58%) VMware
12 17 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
12 17 (0.52%) YouTube
13 15 (0.46%) BT
13 15 (0.46%) Virgin Media
14 14 (0.43%) FNZ
14 14 (0.43%) Informatica
14 14 (0.43%) Mercator
15 13 (0.40%) Databricks