The median annual salary for a Designer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Designer
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 264 237 224
Rank change year-on-year -27 -13  
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1115 1399 1647
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.42% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.47% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 832 1116 1305
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84418 95048 107138
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.97% 96.53% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 69006 80088 88313
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Designer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Designer in the UK

Designer
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -31 1021 £44,500 +11.25% 164
London -30 449 £50,000 +11.11% 56
South East -46 142 £37,500 - 35
North West +6 109 £37,500 - 14
South West +5 89 £42,500 +21.42% 12
Yorkshire 0 74 £25,000 -28.57% 11
East of England -9 67 £35,000 -6.66% 13
Scotland +21 58 £42,500 +4.93% 7
East Midlands +4 52 £32,500 -13.33% 9
Cheshire +12 51 £35,000 +12.90% 5
City of London -14 49 £50,000 - 8
Surrey +63 48 £37,500 -21.05% 9
Manchester -23 47 £45,000 +9.08% 6
Berkshire +13 40 £40,000 -31.44% 6
Glasgow +17 38 £52,500 +25.74% 4
Nottinghamshire +22 36 £32,500 -13.33% 6
West Yorkshire -14 35 £30,000 -20.00% 11
Nottingham +19 30 £32,500 -38.09% 5
Leeds -19 28 £28,500 -18.57% 11
West Midlands -51 28 £37,500 +7.14% 12
Bristol -38 23 £44,500 -11.00% 4
Wiltshire +21 21 £44,500 +27.14% 5
Hampshire +5 20 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Edinburgh +1 20 £40,000 - 2
Hertfordshire -6 20 £22,500 -38.35% 1
Brighton -16 18 £40,000 +14.28% 8
East Sussex -22 18 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Swindon +8 17 £43,250 +23.57% 3
Devon +11 15 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Bedfordshire +27 14 £45,000 +21.62% 3

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1379 (62.62%) User Experience
2 762 (34.60%) HTML
3 716 (32.52%) Wireframes
4 697 (31.65%) CSS
5 678 (30.79%) Adobe
6 650 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
7 574 (26.07%) Photoshop
8 471 (21.39%) JavaScript
9 428 (19.44%) Adobe Illustrator
10 413 (18.76%) Prototyping
11 412 (18.71%) Marketing
12 349 (15.85%) Axure RP
13 348 (15.80%) Degree
14 327 (14.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 260 (11.81%) Finance
16 257 (11.67%) HTML5
17 210 (9.54%) Responsive Web Design
18 203 (9.22%) Mobile App
19 201 (9.13%) Web Design
20 195 (8.86%) CSS3
21 194 (8.81%) jQuery
22 189 (8.58%) E-Commerce
23 188 (8.54%) InVision
24 179 (8.13%) Information Architecture
25 157 (7.13%) Analytics
25 157 (7.13%) Usability Testing
25 157 (7.13%) Service Design
26 153 (6.95%) Graphic Design
27 149 (6.77%) Scrum
28 148 (6.72%) Typography

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
1 108 (4.90%) CMS
2 54 (2.45%) Marvel
3 45 (2.04%) WordPress
4 26 (1.18%) SharePoint
5 22 (1.00%) WebSphere
6 16 (0.73%) IIS
7 15 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 12 (0.54%) Umbraco
8 12 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
9 11 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.41%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.36%) Confluence
12 7 (0.32%) EPiServer
13 6 (0.27%) Mule
13 6 (0.27%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.23%) MS Exchange
15 4 (0.18%) JBoss
15 4 (0.18%) Moodle
16 3 (0.14%) Drupal
Applications
1 574 (26.07%) Photoshop
2 428 (19.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 327 (14.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 188 (8.54%) InVision
5 139 (6.31%) InDesign
6 93 (4.22%) OmniGraffle
7 70 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
8 61 (2.77%) Adobe After Effects
9 27 (1.23%) UXPin
10 26 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 25 (1.14%) MS Visio
12 21 (0.95%) Fireworks
13 17 (0.77%) Final Cut Pro
14 16 (0.73%) Adobe Premiere
14 16 (0.73%) CINEMA 4D
15 15 (0.68%) Acrobat
16 13 (0.59%) Pixate
17 10 (0.45%) Lectora
17 10 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
18 8 (0.36%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 15 (0.68%) WebTrends
2 10 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.45%) Shopify
3 7 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.27%) Magento
5 5 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.14%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.14%) iTrent
7 3 (0.14%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.091%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.045%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.045%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.045%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 78 (3.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 32 (1.45%) Google Analytics
3 27 (1.23%) SaaS
4 17 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (0.73%) Adobe Analytics
6 15 (0.68%) Office 365
7 14 (0.64%) Boomi
8 8 (0.36%) IBM Blueworks
9 7 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.18%) GitHub
11 3 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
12 2 (0.091%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.091%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.091%) MailChimp
12 2 (0.091%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.091%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 1 (0.045%) IaaS
13 1 (0.045%) PaaS
13 1 (0.045%) Route 53
13 1 (0.045%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.50%) Internet
2 35 (1.59%) WAN
3 33 (1.50%) Firewall
4 26 (1.18%) LAN
5 25 (1.14%) Intranet
6 22 (1.00%) MPLS
7 17 (0.77%) Ethernet
8 16 (0.73%) BGP
9 15 (0.68%) VoIP
10 14 (0.64%) VPN
10 14 (0.64%) Wireless
11 12 (0.54%) DNS
12 11 (0.50%) Broadband
13 9 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (0.41%) GoToMeeting
13 9 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (0.36%) Asterisk PBX
14 8 (0.36%) EIGRP
14 8 (0.36%) LLU
14 8 (0.36%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.45%) Big Data
3 20 (0.91%) MySQL
4 18 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (0.82%) DB2
4 18 (0.82%) NoSQL
5 14 (0.64%) Relational Database
6 13 (0.59%) MongoDB
7 10 (0.45%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.23%) QlikView
9 5 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.18%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.14%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.091%) Cloudera CDH
12 2 (0.091%) IMS/DB
12 2 (0.091%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.091%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.091%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 349 (15.85%) Axure RP
2 136 (6.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 57 (2.59%) Git (software)
4 39 (1.77%) Dreamweaver
5 29 (1.32%) JIRA
6 18 (0.82%) Jenkins
6 18 (0.82%) Visual Studio
7 14 (0.64%) Subversion
8 13 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 11 (0.50%) Rational Application Developer
10 10 (0.45%) gulp
10 10 (0.45%) Maven
11 8 (0.36%) NUnit
11 8 (0.36%) SonarQube
12 6 (0.27%) ReSharper
12 6 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.23%) JUnit
14 4 (0.18%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.18%) Lombardi
14 4 (0.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 412 (18.71%) Marketing
2 260 (11.81%) Finance
3 136 (6.18%) Retail
4 101 (4.59%) Games
5 74 (3.36%) Banking
6 73 (3.32%) Advertising
7 72 (3.27%) Telecoms
8 37 (1.68%) Legal
9 35 (1.59%) Multimedia
10 31 (1.41%) Automotive
10 31 (1.41%) Publishing
11 22 (1.00%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.77%) Back Office
12 17 (0.77%) Electronics
13 14 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
14 12 (0.54%) Military
15 11 (0.50%) Law
16 6 (0.27%) Billing
16 6 (0.27%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 762 (34.60%) HTML
2 697 (31.65%) CSS
3 257 (11.67%) HTML5
4 195 (8.86%) CSS3
5 194 (8.81%) jQuery
6 75 (3.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 66 (3.00%) .NET
8 59 (2.68%) AngularJS
9 54 (2.45%) Sass
10 48 (2.18%) Web Services
11 46 (2.09%) XML
12 37 (1.68%) Framer.js
13 28 (1.27%) JSON
14 27 (1.23%) Spring
15 24 (1.09%) ASP.NET
16 23 (1.04%) Middleware
17 20 (0.91%) J2EE
17 20 (0.91%) LESS
17 20 (0.91%) Node.js
18 18 (0.82%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1379 (62.62%) User Experience
2 203 (9.22%) Mobile App
3 153 (6.95%) Graphic Design
4 128 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
5 80 (3.63%) Animation
6 74 (3.36%) Social Media
7 47 (2.13%) Digital Media
8 45 (2.04%) e-Learning
8 45 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
9 44 (2.00%) Fintech
10 41 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
11 38 (1.73%) Computer Science
12 23 (1.04%) Motion Graphics
13 22 (1.00%) iPad
14 21 (0.95%) W3C
15 20 (0.91%) BBC
16 16 (0.73%) Photography
17 14 (0.64%) Smartphone
18 12 (0.54%) FMCG
19 10 (0.45%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 77 (3.50%) Android
2 71 (3.22%) Apple iOS
3 53 (2.41%) Windows
4 38 (1.73%) Linux
5 16 (0.73%) Unix
6 15 (0.68%) Mac OS X
7 10 (0.45%) Windows Server
8 8 (0.36%) Windows 10
9 7 (0.32%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.045%) AIX
13 1 (0.045%) CentOS
13 1 (0.045%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 716 (32.52%) Wireframes
2 650 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
3 413 (18.76%) Prototyping
4 210 (9.54%) Responsive Web Design
5 201 (9.13%) Web Design
6 189 (8.58%) E-Commerce
7 179 (8.13%) Information Architecture
8 157 (7.13%) Analytics
8 157 (7.13%) Service Design
8 157 (7.13%) Usability Testing
9 149 (6.77%) Scrum
10 148 (6.72%) Typography
11 128 (5.81%) Web Development
12 122 (5.54%) Front End Development
13 104 (4.72%) Mentoring
13 104 (4.72%) Project Management
14 92 (4.18%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
15 91 (4.13%) UX Design
16 90 (4.09%) Visualisation
17 86 (3.91%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 471 (21.39%) JavaScript
2 111 (5.04%) Java
3 90 (4.09%) SQL
4 53 (2.41%) PHP
5 48 (2.18%) C#
6 32 (1.45%) C
7 22 (1.00%) Python
8 21 (0.95%) C++
9 16 (0.73%) T-SQL
10 13 (0.59%) Ruby
11 9 (0.41%) Shell Script
12 7 (0.32%) COBOL
12 7 (0.32%) Perl
13 6 (0.27%) XPath
14 5 (0.23%) Go
14 5 (0.23%) TypeScript
15 3 (0.14%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.14%) Scala
16 2 (0.091%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.091%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 348 (15.80%) Degree
2 36 (1.63%) Security Cleared
3 29 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (1.27%) CCNP
5 26 (1.18%) SC Cleared
6 22 (1.00%) HND
7 18 (0.82%) DV Cleared
8 14 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.41%) PhD
10 8 (0.36%) CCDP
10 8 (0.36%) Check Point Certification
10 8 (0.36%) MCSE
11 5 (0.23%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.18%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.18%) ISEB
12 4 (0.18%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.091%) CISSP
13 2 (0.091%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (1.59%) QA
2 19 (0.86%) PCI DSS
2 19 (0.86%) WCAG
3 6 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (0.14%) MiFID
6 2 (0.091%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.091%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.045%) COBIT
7 1 (0.045%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.045%) EMIR
7 1 (0.045%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.045%) SLA
7 1 (0.045%) WAI
System Software
1 19 (0.86%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.18%) Docker
5 2 (0.091%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.091%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.091%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.045%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (0.36%) Nagios
1 8 (0.36%) OpenNMS
1 8 (0.36%) SCCM
2 6 (0.27%) SCOM
3 5 (0.23%) Puppet
4 4 (0.18%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (0.18%) SCOrch
4 4 (0.18%) Simpana
5 3 (0.14%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.14%) Kibana
5 3 (0.14%) RANCID
6 2 (0.091%) Ansible
6 2 (0.091%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.091%) Terraform
6 2 (0.091%) WSUS
7 1 (0.045%) Cacti
7 1 (0.045%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 678 (30.79%) Adobe
2 79 (3.59%) Microsoft
3 78 (3.54%) Oracle
4 43 (1.95%) Cisco
5 35 (1.59%) Google
6 24 (1.09%) Apple
7 21 (0.95%) SAP
8 18 (0.82%) IBM
9 17 (0.77%) HP
9 17 (0.77%) TIBCO
10 15 (0.68%) Dell
10 15 (0.68%) webMethods
11 13 (0.59%) ClickTale
12 12 (0.54%) ServiceNow
13 11 (0.50%) CheckPoint
13 11 (0.50%) Facebook
13 11 (0.50%) VMware
14 10 (0.45%) Blue Coat
14 10 (0.45%) Twitter
14 10 (0.45%) Usabilla
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Godalming, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum + benefits (inc flexible working hrs)
Posted: Yesterday
Bexley, Kent
Edison Hill Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + with bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
ESA Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum benefits and superb pension (12% non
Posted: Yesterday
London
Birch & James Associates
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum ** Apply ASAP! **
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - 90,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
We Are Aspire Ltd
Salary: £75000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Brilliant Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 60000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Source Technology
Salary: From £55,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Morgan Mckinley
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + and additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £24000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Stratospherec
Salary: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday