Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Designer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 275 273 248
Rank change year-on-year -2 -25 -44
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 2,115 2,169 2,811
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.24% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.29% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,641 1,783 2,244
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £66,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

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 166,671 168,389 201,510
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 135,609 140,138 168,475
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018. 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 -1 1,939 £45,000 +0.00% 613
UK excluding London -14 1,155 £40,000 - 396
London +10 906 £52,500 +5.00% 240
South East -21 338 £45,000 -5.26% 93
North of England +15 281 £40,000 +5.96% 152
Midlands +8 194 £31,500 -10.00% 57
Yorkshire +37 139 £40,000 - 62
West Midlands +17 137 £30,000 -14.29% 40
North West -5 128 £37,500 +7.14% 80
East of England -18 128 £35,000 -22.22% 23
Scotland -13 116 £48,000 +20.00% 22
South West -47 88 £42,500 +21.43% 48
East Midlands +6 57 £32,500 -27.78% 17
North East -20 14 £60,000 +87.11% 10
Wales -12 9 £25,000 -24.24%
Northern Ireland -27 2 £25,000 -16.67% 1

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 1,332 (62.98%) User Experience
2 782 (36.97%) HTML
3 719 (34.00%) Wireframes
4 703 (33.24%) CSS
5 686 (32.43%) Adobe
6 651 (30.78%) Agile Software Development
7 588 (27.80%) Photoshop
8 513 (24.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 413 (19.53%) JavaScript
10 382 (18.06%) Prototyping
11 368 (17.40%) Degree
12 338 (15.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 302 (14.28%) Axure RP
14 297 (14.04%) Marketing
15 290 (13.71%) Mobile App
16 289 (13.66%) Finance
17 266 (12.58%) Web Design
18 250 (11.82%) InVision
19 216 (10.21%) E-Commerce
20 201 (9.50%) HTML5
21 178 (8.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
21 178 (8.42%) Graphic Design
22 174 (8.23%) Typography
23 167 (7.90%) Retail
24 164 (7.75%) jQuery
25 154 (7.28%) Analytics
26 146 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
27 145 (6.86%) Information Architecture
28 140 (6.62%) Mentoring
29 138 (6.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud

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
1 100 (4.73%) CMS
2 59 (2.79%) WordPress
3 31 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 28 (1.32%) Marvel
5 19 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 18 (0.85%) WebSphere
7 16 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 14 (0.66%) IIS
9 12 (0.57%) Umbraco
10 11 (0.52%) Drupal
10 11 (0.52%) SAS
11 10 (0.47%) Skype for Business
12 9 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.38%) Joomla!
14 7 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.28%) Ethereum
16 5 (0.24%) Confluence
16 5 (0.24%) MS Exchange
16 5 (0.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 588 (27.80%) Photoshop
2 513 (24.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 338 (15.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 250 (11.82%) InVision
5 134 (6.34%) InDesign
6 106 (5.01%) OmniGraffle
7 61 (2.88%) Adobe After Effects
8 46 (2.17%) UXPin
9 32 (1.51%) Microsoft Office
10 27 (1.28%) Adobe Premiere
11 26 (1.23%) Fireworks
12 15 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 11 (0.52%) Microsoft Project
14 9 (0.43%) MS Visio
15 7 (0.33%) InfoPath
16 6 (0.28%) CATIA
16 6 (0.28%) CINEMA 4D
17 5 (0.24%) Adobe Captivate
17 5 (0.24%) AutoCAD
17 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.43%) WebTrends
3 6 (0.28%) OpenCart
4 5 (0.24%) Magento
5 3 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.095%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.095%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.047%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.047%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.047%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.047%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.047%) Exstream
7 1 (0.047%) OpenText MBPM
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.047%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.047%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 138 (6.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 50 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (2.03%) SaaS
4 39 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
5 36 (1.70%) Google Analytics
6 23 (1.09%) Office 365
7 12 (0.57%) Boomi
8 9 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.43%) PaaS
9 8 (0.38%) npm
10 7 (0.33%) GitHub
11 6 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
11 6 (0.28%) Asana
12 5 (0.24%) AdWords
12 5 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.19%) IaaS
13 4 (0.19%) MailChimp
13 4 (0.19%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.14%) Slack
15 2 (0.095%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.04%) Firewall
2 20 (0.95%) DNS
2 20 (0.95%) SAN
3 18 (0.85%) Internet
4 10 (0.47%) Broadband
4 10 (0.47%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.47%) VLAN
5 9 (0.43%) Ethernet
5 9 (0.43%) LLU
5 9 (0.43%) Network Security
6 8 (0.38%) BGP
6 8 (0.38%) FTP
6 8 (0.38%) HSRP
6 8 (0.38%) IPv6
6 8 (0.38%) OSPF
6 8 (0.38%) Skype
6 8 (0.38%) VRRP
7 7 (0.33%) Asterisk PBX
7 7 (0.33%) Junos
7 7 (0.33%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (2.22%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.18%) Big Data
3 24 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (0.90%) MySQL
5 14 (0.66%) Geospatial Data
6 13 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (0.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 7 (0.33%) DB2
9 5 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.24%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.24%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.19%) Apache Hive
10 4 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.19%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.19%) IMS/DB
10 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.14%) QlikView
11 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 302 (14.28%) Axure RP
2 178 (8.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 71 (3.36%) Git (software)
4 49 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
5 34 (1.61%) Dreamweaver
6 24 (1.13%) Visual Studio
7 14 (0.66%) gulp
8 12 (0.57%) JIRA
9 9 (0.43%) Jenkins
10 4 (0.19%) Grunt
10 4 (0.19%) Jasmine
10 4 (0.19%) Karma Test Runner
10 4 (0.19%) Subversion
10 4 (0.19%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.14%) Visual Website Optimizer
12 1 (0.047%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.047%) Bower
12 1 (0.047%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.047%) Mercurial
General
1 297 (14.04%) Marketing
2 289 (13.66%) Finance
3 167 (7.90%) Retail
4 126 (5.96%) Games
5 87 (4.11%) Advertising
6 86 (4.07%) Manufacturing
7 79 (3.74%) Banking
8 54 (2.55%) Telecoms
9 44 (2.08%) Publishing
10 31 (1.47%) Legal
11 24 (1.13%) Multimedia
12 22 (1.04%) Electronics
13 18 (0.85%) Automotive
14 11 (0.52%) Law
14 11 (0.52%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.47%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.38%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.28%) Military
17 6 (0.28%) Private Banking
18 5 (0.24%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 782 (36.97%) HTML
2 703 (33.24%) CSS
3 201 (9.50%) HTML5
4 164 (7.75%) jQuery
5 137 (6.48%) CSS3
6 110 (5.20%) AngularJS
7 71 (3.36%) Sass
8 69 (3.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 53 (2.51%) Web Services
10 47 (2.22%) .NET
11 42 (1.99%) XSLT
12 33 (1.56%) Framer.js
13 31 (1.47%) XML
14 26 (1.23%) JSON
15 25 (1.18%) React
16 24 (1.13%) LESS
17 16 (0.76%) Flash
17 16 (0.76%) Material Design
18 15 (0.71%) J2EE
19 14 (0.66%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1,332 (62.98%) User Experience
2 290 (13.71%) Mobile App
3 178 (8.42%) Graphic Design
4 121 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
5 101 (4.78%) Social Media
6 72 (3.40%) Animation
7 65 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
8 62 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
9 61 (2.88%) Fintech
10 50 (2.36%) BBC
11 28 (1.32%) e-Learning
12 20 (0.95%) Photography
13 19 (0.90%) Computer Science
14 18 (0.85%) Clustering
15 17 (0.80%) Data Centre
15 17 (0.80%) Management Information System
16 16 (0.76%) Blog
16 16 (0.76%) Private Cloud
16 16 (0.76%) Taxonomies
17 14 (0.66%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 114 (5.39%) Android
2 112 (5.30%) Apple iOS
3 71 (3.36%) Windows
4 38 (1.80%) Linux
5 23 (1.09%) Windows Server
6 18 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (0.47%) Mac OS
8 10 (0.47%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.43%) Mac OS X
10 6 (0.28%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.19%) Unix
11 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.14%) Nucleus RTOS
13 2 (0.095%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.047%) AIX
14 1 (0.047%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.047%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.047%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 719 (34.00%) Wireframes
2 651 (30.78%) Agile Software Development
3 382 (18.06%) Prototyping
4 266 (12.58%) Web Design
5 216 (10.21%) E-Commerce
6 174 (8.23%) Typography
7 154 (7.28%) Analytics
8 146 (6.90%) Responsive Web Design
9 145 (6.86%) Information Architecture
10 140 (6.62%) Mentoring
11 137 (6.48%) Service Design
11 137 (6.48%) Web Development
12 123 (5.82%) Usability Testing
13 122 (5.77%) Scrum
14 111 (5.25%) Front End Development
15 105 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
16 99 (4.68%) Visualisation
17 94 (4.44%) Rapid Prototyping
18 79 (3.74%) Project Management
19 77 (3.64%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 413 (19.53%) JavaScript
2 114 (5.39%) PHP
3 99 (4.68%) Java
4 97 (4.59%) SQL
5 55 (2.60%) C#
6 49 (2.32%) C++
7 27 (1.28%) T-SQL
8 21 (0.99%) Python
9 12 (0.57%) C
10 10 (0.47%) Perl
10 10 (0.47%) PowerShell
11 9 (0.43%) Ruby
12 7 (0.33%) ActionScript
12 7 (0.33%) TypeScript
13 6 (0.28%) COBOL
14 5 (0.24%) ActionScript 3.0
14 5 (0.24%) Objective-C
15 4 (0.19%) Apple Swift
16 3 (0.14%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.14%) ES6
Qualifications
1 368 (17.40%) Degree
2 26 (1.23%) Security Cleared
3 14 (0.66%) Master's Degree
4 13 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 12 (0.57%) ISEB
6 11 (0.52%) PMI Certification
7 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.43%) SC Cleared
8 7 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (0.33%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.19%) MCSE
10 4 (0.19%) VCDX
11 3 (0.14%) CCIE
11 3 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.095%) CCDA
12 2 (0.095%) CCDP
12 2 (0.095%) CCNA
12 2 (0.095%) CCNP
12 2 (0.095%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.17%) QA
2 21 (0.99%) WCAG
3 7 (0.33%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.28%) COSHH
4 6 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.24%) GMP
6 3 (0.14%) SLA
7 2 (0.095%) COBIT
7 2 (0.095%) GDPR
7 2 (0.095%) WAI
8 1 (0.047%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.047%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.047%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.047%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 25 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (0.33%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.19%) Docker
5 4 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.19%) ProxySG
5 4 (0.19%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.14%) Firmware
6 3 (0.14%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.14%) vSphere
7 2 (0.095%) XenServer
8 1 (0.047%) NFS
Systems Management
1 25 (1.18%) SCCM
1 25 (1.18%) SCOM
2 14 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
3 12 (0.57%) SCOrch
3 12 (0.57%) Simpana
4 10 (0.47%) Puppet
5 7 (0.33%) Cacti
5 7 (0.33%) Nagios
5 7 (0.33%) OpenNMS
5 7 (0.33%) RANCID
6 6 (0.28%) cPanel
6 6 (0.28%) Plesk
7 5 (0.24%) Ansible
7 5 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.095%) Terraform
9 1 (0.047%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.047%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.047%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.047%) EMC TimeFinder
9 1 (0.047%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 686 (32.43%) Adobe
2 99 (4.68%) Microsoft
3 73 (3.45%) Google
4 45 (2.13%) Cisco
5 39 (1.84%) Apple
6 37 (1.75%) SAP
7 36 (1.70%) VMware
8 32 (1.51%) Oracle
9 26 (1.23%) Twitter
10 22 (1.04%) Red Hat
11 19 (0.90%) EMC
11 19 (0.90%) HP
12 15 (0.71%) Capita
12 15 (0.71%) Facebook
12 15 (0.71%) TIBCO
13 13 (0.61%) Dell
14 12 (0.57%) CommVault
14 12 (0.57%) webMethods
15 11 (0.52%) Juniper
16 10 (0.47%) Talend