Period
to 24 May 2019

The median annual salary for a Designer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 256 261 274
Rank change year-on-year +5 +13 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1,933 2,231 2,103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.29% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.34% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,403 1,572 1,681
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £66,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +4.00%

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 139,433 166,210 163,415
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.01% 96.39% 96.50%
Number of salaries quoted 110,726 135,180 135,273
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,375 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 24 May 2019.

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 24 May 2019. 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 +5 1,795 £47,500 +5.56% 611
UK excluding London -23 952 £38,000 -5.00% 367
London +49 949 £55,000 +10.00% 271
North of England -40 263 £37,500 -6.25% 108
South East -82 214 £38,000 -15.56% 118
North West +18 157 £38,000 -5.00% 60
Midlands +12 140 £37,500 -6.25% 56
South West +73 138 £32,750 -20.12% 39
Yorkshire -80 94 £36,782 -8.05% 38
East of England +44 91 £45,000 +2.86% 20
West Midlands +11 90 £37,500 -6.25% 40
Scotland -11 83 £45,000 -10.00% 22
East Midlands +23 49 £40,000 -4.31% 15
Wales +23 22 £40,000 +17.65% 3
North East -1 12 £38,294 -36.18% 10
Northern Ireland -23 5 £34,250 +128.33% 2

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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 1,399 (72.37%) User Experience
2 781 (40.40%) Wireframes
3 678 (35.08%) Agile Software Development
4 629 (32.54%) HTML
5 613 (31.71%) Adobe
6 612 (31.66%) Sketch
7 543 (28.09%) CSS
8 474 (24.52%) Prototyping
9 398 (20.59%) InVision
10 385 (19.92%) Photoshop
11 340 (17.59%) JavaScript
12 319 (16.50%) Adobe Illustrator
13 302 (15.62%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 299 (15.47%) Axure RP
15 279 (14.43%) Finance
16 267 (13.81%) Mobile App
17 241 (12.47%) Marketing
17 241 (12.47%) Degree
18 229 (11.85%) Retail
19 225 (11.64%) Responsive Web Design
20 219 (11.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
21 210 (10.86%) E-Commerce
22 205 (10.61%) Scrum
23 198 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
24 194 (10.04%) Analytics
25 155 (8.02%) Android
26 154 (7.97%) Apple iOS
27 140 (7.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
28 136 (7.04%) Information Architecture
28 136 (7.04%) HTML5

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 58 (3.00%) CMS
2 49 (2.53%) WordPress
3 24 (1.24%) SharePoint
4 23 (1.19%) Confluence
5 20 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (0.67%) WebSphere
7 12 (0.62%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.36%) Appian
8 7 (0.36%) Drupal
9 5 (0.26%) IIS
10 4 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.16%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.16%) concrete5
11 3 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.10%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.10%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.052%) Apache
13 1 (0.052%) JBoss
13 1 (0.052%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 612 (31.66%) Sketch
2 398 (20.59%) InVision
3 385 (19.92%) Photoshop
4 319 (16.50%) Adobe Illustrator
5 219 (11.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 100 (5.17%) Adobe XD
7 92 (4.76%) Marvel
8 63 (3.26%) OmniGraffle
9 54 (2.79%) Adobe After Effects
10 49 (2.53%) InDesign
11 47 (2.43%) Zeplin
12 31 (1.60%) Adobe Premiere
13 23 (1.19%) Figma
14 21 (1.09%) MS Visio
15 18 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
16 17 (0.88%) Flinto
16 17 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
17 15 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
18 11 (0.57%) Pixate
19 10 (0.52%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 11 (0.57%) WebTrends
2 5 (0.26%) Magento
3 1 (0.052%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.052%) Eagle PACE
3 1 (0.052%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.052%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.052%) Shopify
3 1 (0.052%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 140 (7.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 74 (3.83%) Amazon AWS
3 53 (2.74%) SaaS
4 45 (2.33%) Serverless
5 37 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
6 32 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
7 29 (1.50%) Google Analytics
8 21 (1.09%) Office 365
9 13 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.52%) GitHub
11 8 (0.41%) Boomi
12 6 (0.31%) Apigee
12 6 (0.31%) IaaS
13 5 (0.26%) Azure Stack
14 4 (0.21%) PaaS
15 3 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
15 3 (0.16%) Amazon Kinesis
15 3 (0.16%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.16%) G Suite
15 3 (0.16%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.91%) Internet
2 19 (0.98%) DAB
3 10 (0.52%) Ethernet
4 9 (0.47%) Broadband
4 9 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (0.47%) Cisco Firepower
5 8 (0.41%) LAN
5 8 (0.41%) LLU
5 8 (0.41%) WAN
6 6 (0.31%) VoIP
7 5 (0.26%) BGP
7 5 (0.26%) Firewall
7 5 (0.26%) HTTP
7 5 (0.26%) MQTT
7 5 (0.26%) Network Security
7 5 (0.26%) OSPF
7 5 (0.26%) VPN
8 4 (0.21%) Intranet
8 4 (0.21%) Software-Defined Networking
8 4 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (1.86%) Big Data
2 25 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (1.03%) Hadoop
4 16 (0.83%) SQL Server
5 13 (0.67%) Relational Database
6 11 (0.57%) Apache Hive
6 11 (0.57%) Data Lake
7 10 (0.52%) MongoDB
7 10 (0.52%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.26%) Amazon Redshift
8 5 (0.26%) Blockchain
9 4 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.16%) HBase
10 3 (0.16%) Looker
10 3 (0.16%) MariaDB
10 3 (0.16%) Mixpanel
10 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.16%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 299 (15.47%) Axure RP
2 96 (4.97%) Balsamiq
3 63 (3.26%) JIRA
4 41 (2.12%) Git (software)
5 35 (1.81%) Dreamweaver
6 16 (0.83%) Visual Studio
7 8 (0.41%) webpack
8 6 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.21%) Subversion
9 4 (0.21%) Travis CI
10 3 (0.16%) gulp
11 2 (0.10%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.10%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.10%) Maven
11 2 (0.10%) Mocha
11 2 (0.10%) Visual Website Optimizer
12 1 (0.052%) Karma Test Runner
12 1 (0.052%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.052%) ProC
General
1 279 (14.43%) Finance
2 241 (12.47%) Marketing
3 229 (11.85%) Retail
4 84 (4.35%) Games
5 75 (3.88%) Banking
6 74 (3.83%) Telecoms
7 62 (3.21%) Advertising
8 43 (2.22%) Automotive
9 27 (1.40%) Legal
10 20 (1.03%) Publishing
11 18 (0.93%) Billing
11 18 (0.93%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.67%) Electronics
13 12 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.52%) Multimedia
15 9 (0.47%) Law
16 8 (0.41%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.21%) Digital Economy
18 3 (0.16%) Brand Awareness
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 629 (32.54%) HTML
2 543 (28.09%) CSS
3 136 (7.04%) HTML5
4 88 (4.55%) jQuery
5 77 (3.98%) CSS3
6 53 (2.74%) Node.js
6 53 (2.74%) Sass
7 50 (2.59%) .NET
8 43 (2.22%) RESTful
9 28 (1.45%) Framer.js
10 26 (1.35%) Ajax
10 26 (1.35%) Web Services
11 23 (1.19%) Material Design
12 21 (1.09%) AngularJS
13 20 (1.03%) REST
14 19 (0.98%) ASP.NET
14 19 (0.98%) XML
15 17 (0.88%) LESS
15 17 (0.88%) React
16 14 (0.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1,399 (72.37%) User Experience
2 267 (13.81%) Mobile App
3 109 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
3 109 (5.64%) Fintech
4 104 (5.38%) Graphic Design
5 88 (4.55%) Social Media
6 70 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
7 61 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
8 49 (2.53%) Animation
9 42 (2.17%) Cloud Native
10 37 (1.91%) Smart City
11 30 (1.55%) Digital Media
12 26 (1.35%) Smartphone
13 22 (1.14%) Motion Graphics
13 22 (1.14%) Virtual Team
14 20 (1.03%) Blog
15 19 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
16 18 (0.93%) Video Editing
17 15 (0.78%) Internet of Things
17 15 (0.78%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 155 (8.02%) Android
2 154 (7.97%) Apple iOS
3 23 (1.19%) Windows
4 16 (0.83%) Linux
5 7 (0.36%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.21%) Unix
7 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.052%) MVS
8 1 (0.052%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 781 (40.40%) Wireframes
2 678 (35.08%) Agile Software Development
3 474 (24.52%) Prototyping
4 302 (15.62%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 225 (11.64%) Responsive Web Design
6 210 (10.86%) E-Commerce
7 205 (10.61%) Scrum
8 198 (10.24%) Problem-Solving
9 194 (10.04%) Analytics
10 136 (7.04%) Information Architecture
11 129 (6.67%) Front End Development
12 128 (6.62%) Usability Testing
13 127 (6.57%) Web Design
14 112 (5.79%) Kanban
15 111 (5.74%) Service Design
16 109 (5.64%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
17 105 (5.43%) Typography
18 102 (5.28%) B2B
19 101 (5.23%) Design Thinking
20 96 (4.97%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 340 (17.59%) JavaScript
2 94 (4.86%) Java
3 64 (3.31%) SQL
4 32 (1.66%) PHP
5 30 (1.55%) C#
6 16 (0.83%) TypeScript
7 15 (0.78%) C
8 14 (0.72%) Python
9 11 (0.57%) Scala
10 6 (0.31%) C++
11 5 (0.26%) ES6
11 5 (0.26%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.26%) VB
12 4 (0.21%) ActionScript
13 3 (0.16%) ActionScript 2.0
13 3 (0.16%) ActionScript 3.0
13 3 (0.16%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.16%) Ruby
14 2 (0.10%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 241 (12.47%) Degree
2 14 (0.72%) Security Cleared
3 13 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (0.67%) Master's Degree
3 13 (0.67%) SC Cleared
4 12 (0.62%) CCNP
5 10 (0.52%) CISSP
6 9 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
7 5 (0.26%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.21%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.052%) CCDP
10 1 (0.052%) CCIE
10 1 (0.052%) CCNA
10 1 (0.052%) CCSP
10 1 (0.052%) GIAC
10 1 (0.052%) HNC
10 1 (0.052%) HND
10 1 (0.052%) Novell Certification
10 1 (0.052%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.28%) QA
2 7 (0.36%) Data Quality
2 7 (0.36%) GDPR
3 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.16%) WCAG
5 2 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (0.10%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.052%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.052%) PSD2
6 1 (0.052%) SEPA
6 1 (0.052%) TARGET2
System Software
1 13 (0.67%) Docker
2 8 (0.41%) HDFS
3 7 (0.36%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.052%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.052%) Snort
6 1 (0.052%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.052%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (0.52%) Kubernetes
3 9 (0.47%) Ansible
3 9 (0.47%) CASB
3 9 (0.47%) Stealthwatch
4 6 (0.31%) Puppet
5 5 (0.26%) SCCM
5 5 (0.26%) Terraform
6 4 (0.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.10%) Cacti
7 2 (0.10%) Nagios
7 2 (0.10%) OpenNMS
7 2 (0.10%) SCOM
8 1 (0.052%) Control-M
8 1 (0.052%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.052%) WSUS
Vendors
1 613 (31.71%) Adobe
2 87 (4.50%) Google
3 80 (4.14%) Microsoft
4 41 (2.12%) Oracle
5 24 (1.24%) IBM
6 21 (1.09%) Apple
7 20 (1.03%) WorldPay
8 19 (0.98%) Cisco
8 19 (0.98%) TIBCO
9 16 (0.83%) SAP
10 15 (0.78%) Facebook
11 14 (0.72%) Dell
11 14 (0.72%) MuleSoft
11 14 (0.72%) Tableau
11 14 (0.72%) Talend
12 12 (0.62%) Informatica
13 11 (0.57%) BT
13 11 (0.57%) Pega
14 10 (0.52%) Blue Prism
14 10 (0.52%) Twitter