Period
to 25 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Designer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 October 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
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 264 273 304
Rank change year-on-year +9 +31 -9
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 584 1,641 1,822
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.21% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.26% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 504 1,275 1,312
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,125 £75,000 £71,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 46,391 130,232 157,705
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 95.65% 95.90%
Number of salaries quoted 38,367 103,938 126,942
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
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 25 October 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 25 October 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 +11 529 £50,000 - 143
UK excluding London +61 333 £45,000 +5.88% 92
London -21 235 £56,750 -1.30% 57
South East +148 128 £45,000 - 20
North of England +48 82 £43,750 +9.38% 28
Work from Home +36 60 £45,000 -21.74% 10
Midlands +52 45 £45,000 - 13
West Midlands +46 37 £45,000 - 5
North West +39 37 £50,000 +33.33% 13
Yorkshire +79 35 £42,000 -16.00% 7
Scotland +51 31 £39,125 -6.85% 7
South West +69 29 £50,000 +23.98% 21
Wales +50 12 £45,000 -25.00% 1
North East +19 10 £44,500 +18.67% 8
East Midlands +84 8 £45,000 +38.46% 8
East of England +93 3 £34,000 -24.44% 2
Isle of Man - 2 £27,500 -
Northern Ireland +22 1 £35,000 - 1

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 393 (67.29%) User Experience
2 212 (36.30%) Wireframes
3 203 (34.76%) Agile Software Development
4 153 (26.20%) Sketch
5 143 (24.49%) HTML
6 140 (23.97%) Prototyping
7 135 (23.12%) CSS
8 130 (22.26%) Adobe
9 114 (19.52%) InVision
10 85 (14.55%) Finance
11 79 (13.53%) JavaScript
12 75 (12.84%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 70 (11.99%) Marketing
14 66 (11.30%) Photoshop
15 64 (10.96%) Adobe Illustrator
16 63 (10.79%) Figma
17 62 (10.62%) Mobile App
18 55 (9.42%) SaaS
19 54 (9.25%) Service Design
20 50 (8.56%) Degree
21 48 (8.22%) Axure RP
21 48 (8.22%) Fintech
21 48 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
22 44 (7.53%) Workshop Facilitation
23 41 (7.02%) E-Commerce
24 39 (6.68%) Adobe XD
25 34 (5.82%) Design Thinking
25 34 (5.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
26 33 (5.65%) Front End Development
27 32 (5.48%) Mentoring

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 12 (2.05%) CMS
2 8 (1.37%) WordPress
3 5 (0.86%) Confluence
4 4 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (0.68%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.51%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.34%) Appian
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.34%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.17%) Drupal
7 1 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.17%) SAS
7 1 (0.17%) Smallworld
7 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 153 (26.20%) Sketch
2 114 (19.52%) InVision
3 66 (11.30%) Photoshop
4 64 (10.96%) Adobe Illustrator
5 63 (10.79%) Figma
6 39 (6.68%) Adobe XD
7 23 (3.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 23 (3.94%) Zeplin
8 14 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
9 11 (1.88%) InDesign
10 10 (1.71%) Marvel
10 10 (1.71%) MS Visio
11 9 (1.54%) UXPin
12 8 (1.37%) OmniGraffle
13 5 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
14 4 (0.68%) Adobe After Effects
14 4 (0.68%) Chatbot
14 4 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 3 (0.51%) Adobe Premiere
16 2 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Distributed Ledger
1 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.51%) Magento
2 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.17%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 55 (9.42%) SaaS
2 34 (5.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 32 (5.48%) Azure
4 29 (4.97%) AWS
5 14 (2.40%) PaaS
6 13 (2.23%) Amazon EKS
7 11 (1.88%) IaaS
8 6 (1.03%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.86%) Power Platform
10 4 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.68%) Office 365
11 3 (0.51%) iPaaS
11 3 (0.51%) Logic Apps
12 2 (0.34%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.34%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.34%) GCP
12 2 (0.34%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.34%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.03%) H.323
1 6 (1.03%) Q.931
1 6 (1.03%) QSIG
2 5 (0.86%) Internet
3 4 (0.68%) Skype
4 3 (0.51%) DWDM
4 3 (0.51%) Intranet
4 3 (0.51%) Wireless
5 2 (0.34%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.34%) LAN
5 2 (0.34%) SDH
5 2 (0.34%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.34%) WAN
6 1 (0.17%) Firewall
6 1 (0.17%) Network Security
6 1 (0.17%) SAN
6 1 (0.17%) WebEx
6 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
1 15 (2.57%) Scylla
2 10 (1.71%) SQL Server
3 9 (1.54%) Data Lake
4 7 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
5 5 (0.86%) Big Data
5 5 (0.86%) Power BI
6 4 (0.68%) Apache Hive
6 4 (0.68%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.68%) HBase
7 3 (0.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.51%) GIS
7 3 (0.51%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.51%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.34%) BigQuery
8 2 (0.34%) Impala
8 2 (0.34%) Parquet
8 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 48 (8.22%) Axure RP
2 17 (2.91%) Balsamiq
3 11 (1.88%) JIRA
4 3 (0.51%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.34%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.17%) Babel
6 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.17%) ERwin
6 1 (0.17%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.17%) Visual Website Optimizer
6 1 (0.17%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 85 (14.55%) Finance
2 70 (11.99%) Marketing
3 32 (5.48%) Public Sector
4 26 (4.45%) Banking
5 23 (3.94%) Games
6 21 (3.60%) Legal
6 21 (3.60%) Retail
6 21 (3.60%) Telecoms
7 12 (2.05%) Publishing
8 10 (1.71%) Advertising
9 5 (0.86%) Back Office
9 5 (0.86%) Local Government
10 3 (0.51%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.51%) Electronics
10 3 (0.51%) Front Office
10 3 (0.51%) Law
10 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.51%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.34%) Social Science
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (24.49%) HTML
2 135 (23.12%) CSS
3 27 (4.62%) HTML5
4 18 (3.08%) CSS3
5 15 (2.57%) Kafka
5 15 (2.57%) REST
6 14 (2.40%) .NET
6 14 (2.40%) Framer.js
7 13 (2.23%) RxSwift
8 12 (2.05%) jQuery
8 12 (2.05%) React
8 12 (2.05%) Reactive Extensions
9 11 (1.88%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.20%) JSON
10 7 (1.20%) Sass
11 6 (1.03%) SOAP
12 5 (0.86%) XML
13 4 (0.68%) Ajax
13 4 (0.68%) Unreal Engine
13 4 (0.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 393 (67.29%) User Experience
2 62 (10.62%) Mobile App
3 29 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (2.57%) Graphic Design
6 14 (2.40%) Self-Motivation
7 13 (2.23%) Social Media
8 11 (1.88%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.71%) Animation
10 7 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
11 6 (1.03%) Data Centre
11 6 (1.03%) Handset
12 5 (0.86%) e-Learning
12 5 (0.86%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.68%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.68%) Motion Graphics
14 3 (0.51%) Credit Risk
14 3 (0.51%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 31 (5.31%) Android
2 30 (5.14%) Apple iOS
3 12 (2.05%) Windows
4 4 (0.68%) Linux
4 4 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (36.30%) Wireframes
2 203 (34.76%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (23.97%) Prototyping
4 75 (12.84%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 54 (9.25%) Service Design
6 48 (8.22%) Fintech
6 48 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
7 44 (7.53%) Workshop Facilitation
8 41 (7.02%) E-Commerce
9 34 (5.82%) Design Thinking
10 33 (5.65%) Front End Development
11 32 (5.48%) Mentoring
12 30 (5.14%) Project Management
12 30 (5.14%) Web Design
13 29 (4.97%) A/B Testing
13 29 (4.97%) Collaborative Working
13 29 (4.97%) Customer Requirements
13 29 (4.97%) Scrum
13 29 (4.97%) User Stories
13 29 (4.97%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 79 (13.53%) JavaScript
2 27 (4.62%) SQL
3 15 (2.57%) C#
4 10 (1.71%) Java
5 6 (1.03%) C
5 6 (1.03%) Python
6 3 (0.51%) C++
6 3 (0.51%) PHP
6 3 (0.51%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.51%) R
7 2 (0.34%) Kotlin
7 2 (0.34%) Scala
7 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.34%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.34%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.17%) Elixir
8 1 (0.17%) Ruby
8 1 (0.17%) VBA
8 1 (0.17%) VC++
Qualifications
1 50 (8.56%) Degree
2 30 (5.14%) Security Cleared
3 29 (4.97%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.71%) CCNA
6 9 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.03%) MCSE
7 6 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.51%) MCP
10 2 (0.34%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.34%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.17%) CCDA
11 1 (0.17%) CCDP
11 1 (0.17%) CCNP
11 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.40%) QA
2 5 (0.86%) WCAG
3 4 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.51%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.34%) GDPR
5 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (1.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.03%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.86%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.68%) Docker
5 2 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.34%) HDFS
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (1.03%) SCCM
2 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.51%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 130 (22.26%) Adobe
2 32 (5.48%) Microsoft
3 18 (3.08%) Google
4 15 (2.57%) TIBCO
5 11 (1.88%) VMware
6 10 (1.71%) Oracle
7 8 (1.37%) SAP
8 6 (1.03%) Mitel
8 6 (1.03%) Polycom
8 6 (1.03%) Red Box
9 5 (0.86%) Facebook
10 4 (0.68%) Hotjar
10 4 (0.68%) Instagram
10 4 (0.68%) Pega
10 4 (0.68%) Remedy
10 4 (0.68%) Unisys
11 3 (0.51%) Apple
11 3 (0.51%) Crazy Egg
11 3 (0.51%) IBM
11 3 (0.51%) YouTube