Period
to 28 March 2020

The median annual salary for a Designer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 264 256 266
Rank change year-on-year -8 +10 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1,444 1,969 2,238
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.33% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.38% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,220 1,490 1,748
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,225 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +18.42% -5.00% -

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 113,301 142,173 169,977
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.95% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 90,811 113,523 139,618
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £84,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 28 March 2020.

Salary histogram for Designer in the UK

Designer
Top 17 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 28 March 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 -6 1,341 £52,500 +5.59% 280
London -15 729 £55,000 - 108
UK excluding London +25 696 £45,000 +18.42% 186
South East +54 195 £50,000 +17.65% 55
North of England +1 167 £40,000 +5.26% 60
Midlands +37 120 £45,000 +16.13% 23
North West +5 93 £38,898 -6.27% 33
West Midlands +49 89 £45,000 +16.13% 16
South West -10 68 £41,606 +28.02% 26
East of England +23 58 £47,500 +5.56% 10
Work from Home -8 55 £57,500 +15.00% 8
Scotland +4 52 £52,500 +50.00% 12
Yorkshire -30 44 £45,000 +18.42% 17
East Midlands +4 31 £35,000 -5.41% 7
North East +17 30 £37,500 - 10
Wales 0 19 £52,500 +40.00% 1
Northern Ireland +30 16 £35,000 +2.19% 1

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1,045 (72.37%) User Experience
2 541 (37.47%) Wireframes
3 468 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
4 451 (31.23%) Adobe
5 450 (31.16%) Sketch
6 357 (24.72%) HTML
7 354 (24.52%) CSS
8 307 (21.26%) Prototyping
9 285 (19.74%) InVision
10 242 (16.76%) Photoshop
11 232 (16.07%) Finance
12 218 (15.10%) Adobe Illustrator
13 217 (15.03%) Marketing
14 192 (13.30%) JavaScript
15 190 (13.16%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 170 (11.77%) Axure RP
17 160 (11.08%) Mobile App
18 153 (10.60%) E-Commerce
19 149 (10.32%) Problem-Solving
20 125 (8.66%) Web Design
21 124 (8.59%) Fintech
22 117 (8.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
23 115 (7.96%) Degree
24 112 (7.76%) B2B
25 109 (7.55%) Scrum
25 109 (7.55%) Analytics
26 102 (7.06%) Design Thinking
27 99 (6.86%) Service Design
28 87 (6.02%) Retail
29 86 (5.96%) Figma

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 50 (3.46%) CMS
2 45 (3.12%) WordPress
3 17 (1.18%) SharePoint
4 11 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 11 (0.76%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.42%) Umbraco
6 5 (0.35%) Confluence
7 3 (0.21%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.069%) SAS
8 1 (0.069%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 450 (31.16%) Sketch
2 285 (19.74%) InVision
3 242 (16.76%) Photoshop
4 218 (15.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 117 (8.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 86 (5.96%) Figma
7 74 (5.12%) Adobe XD
8 55 (3.81%) InDesign
8 55 (3.81%) Zeplin
9 52 (3.60%) Adobe After Effects
10 31 (2.15%) Microsoft Office
10 31 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 30 (2.08%) OmniGraffle
12 28 (1.94%) Marvel
13 21 (1.45%) Adobe Premiere
14 20 (1.39%) MS Visio
15 19 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
16 15 (1.04%) UXPin
17 9 (0.62%) AutoCAD
18 7 (0.48%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 7 (0.48%) Magento
1 7 (0.48%) Shopify
2 2 (0.14%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.069%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.069%) Oracle BRM
3 1 (0.069%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.069%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 85 (5.89%) SaaS
2 81 (5.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 33 (2.29%) Azure
4 27 (1.87%) Google Analytics
5 17 (1.18%) AWS
6 15 (1.04%) Power Platform
7 12 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.76%) Boomi
9 8 (0.55%) Slack
10 7 (0.48%) IaaS
10 7 (0.48%) PaaS
11 6 (0.42%) GitHub
11 6 (0.42%) MailChimp
12 5 (0.35%) Dropbox
13 3 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
14 2 (0.14%) Google Sheets
14 2 (0.14%) Office 365
15 1 (0.069%) Azure Functions
15 1 (0.069%) Canva
15 1 (0.069%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.01%) Internet
2 8 (0.55%) Intranet
3 4 (0.28%) Broadband
3 4 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (0.21%) Ethernet
5 2 (0.14%) DWDM
5 2 (0.14%) Firewall
5 2 (0.14%) GSM
5 2 (0.14%) LAN
5 2 (0.14%) MPLS
5 2 (0.14%) Network Security
5 2 (0.14%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (0.14%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.069%) 3G
6 1 (0.069%) 4G
6 1 (0.069%) 5G
6 1 (0.069%) ATM
6 1 (0.069%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.069%) Skype
6 1 (0.069%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (2.01%) RDBMS
1 29 (2.01%) Relational Database
2 21 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (1.18%) Big Data
4 16 (1.11%) SQL Server
5 15 (1.04%) Power BI
6 12 (0.83%) MySQL
7 8 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
8 7 (0.48%) QlikView
9 4 (0.28%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.21%) BigQuery
10 3 (0.21%) SQL Server 2017
11 2 (0.14%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.069%) Amazon Aurora
12 1 (0.069%) Amazon Redshift
12 1 (0.069%) Cosmos DB
12 1 (0.069%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 170 (11.77%) Axure RP
2 59 (4.09%) Balsamiq
3 17 (1.18%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.69%) Dreamweaver
4 10 (0.69%) JIRA
5 7 (0.48%) ERwin
6 3 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (0.21%) Visual Website Optimizer
7 2 (0.14%) Grunt
7 2 (0.14%) gulp
8 1 (0.069%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.069%) ER Studio
8 1 (0.069%) GitLab
8 1 (0.069%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.069%) Subversion
8 1 (0.069%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.069%) webpack
General
1 232 (16.07%) Finance
2 217 (15.03%) Marketing
3 87 (6.02%) Retail
4 54 (3.74%) Banking
5 37 (2.56%) Advertising
6 35 (2.42%) Publishing
7 30 (2.08%) Telecoms
8 29 (2.01%) Legal
9 26 (1.80%) Games
10 21 (1.45%) Public Sector
11 18 (1.25%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.90%) Law
13 11 (0.76%) Aerospace
13 11 (0.76%) Police
14 9 (0.62%) Military
15 8 (0.55%) Billing
15 8 (0.55%) Local Government
16 6 (0.42%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.35%) Multimedia
18 4 (0.28%) Social Housing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 357 (24.72%) HTML
2 354 (24.52%) CSS
3 58 (4.02%) HTML5
4 43 (2.98%) jQuery
5 35 (2.42%) CSS3
6 34 (2.35%) React
6 34 (2.35%) Sass
7 24 (1.66%) LESS
8 21 (1.45%) Framer.js
9 17 (1.18%) AngularJS
9 17 (1.18%) Vue.js
10 14 (0.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (0.55%) Ajax
12 7 (0.48%) .NET
13 6 (0.42%) Material Design
13 6 (0.42%) Web Services
14 5 (0.35%) REST
15 4 (0.28%) Flash
15 4 (0.28%) Node.js
15 4 (0.28%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 1,045 (72.37%) User Experience
2 160 (11.08%) Mobile App
3 76 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 67 (4.64%) Animation
5 59 (4.09%) Graphic Design
6 54 (3.74%) Social Media
7 47 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
8 33 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
9 24 (1.66%) Motion Graphics
10 21 (1.45%) Smartphone
11 19 (1.32%) RIA
12 18 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
13 17 (1.18%) Video Editing
14 15 (1.04%) Learning Management System
15 12 (0.83%) e-Learning
16 11 (0.76%) Data Structures
17 10 (0.69%) Data Centre
17 10 (0.69%) Photography
17 10 (0.69%) Video on Demand
18 9 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 62 (4.29%) Android
1 62 (4.29%) Apple iOS
2 25 (1.73%) Windows
3 10 (0.69%) Unix
4 9 (0.62%) Linux
5 7 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (0.48%) Windows Server
5 7 (0.48%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (0.42%) AIX
7 1 (0.069%) MVS
7 1 (0.069%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 541 (37.47%) Wireframes
2 468 (32.41%) Agile Software Development
3 307 (21.26%) Prototyping
4 190 (13.16%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 153 (10.60%) E-Commerce
6 149 (10.32%) Problem-Solving
7 125 (8.66%) Web Design
8 124 (8.59%) Fintech
9 112 (7.76%) B2B
10 109 (7.55%) Analytics
10 109 (7.55%) Scrum
11 102 (7.06%) Design Thinking
12 99 (6.86%) Service Design
13 85 (5.89%) Information Architecture
14 83 (5.75%) Typography
15 81 (5.61%) Project Management
16 76 (5.26%) B2C
17 75 (5.19%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
18 73 (5.06%) Responsive Web Design
19 68 (4.71%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 192 (13.30%) JavaScript
2 41 (2.84%) SQL
3 24 (1.66%) PHP
4 14 (0.97%) C
4 14 (0.97%) Java
5 7 (0.48%) C#
6 4 (0.28%) TypeScript
7 3 (0.21%) Python
8 2 (0.14%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.14%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.069%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.069%) C++
9 1 (0.069%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.069%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.069%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.069%) Ruby
9 1 (0.069%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.069%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 115 (7.96%) Degree
2 24 (1.66%) Security Cleared
3 15 (1.04%) SC Cleared
4 11 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (0.48%) DBS Check
6 6 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.21%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.14%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.14%) CCNP
8 2 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.14%) CISM
8 2 (0.14%) CISSP
9 1 (0.069%) CCDP
9 1 (0.069%) CCNA
9 1 (0.069%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.069%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.069%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.08%) QA
2 19 (1.32%) SLA
3 14 (0.97%) GDPR
4 4 (0.28%) WCAG
5 2 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
5 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.14%) NIST
6 1 (0.069%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (0.42%) vSphere
2 4 (0.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.069%) Docker
3 1 (0.069%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.069%) XenApp
3 1 (0.069%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (0.069%) Grafana
2 1 (0.069%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.069%) Nagios
2 1 (0.069%) SCCM
2 1 (0.069%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 451 (31.23%) Adobe
2 57 (3.95%) Google
3 52 (3.60%) Microsoft
4 44 (3.05%) Oracle
5 21 (1.45%) FIS
5 21 (1.45%) WorldPay
6 15 (1.04%) Cisco
7 14 (0.97%) Sage
8 12 (0.83%) Talend
9 11 (0.76%) Dell
9 11 (0.76%) MuleSoft
9 11 (0.76%) TIBCO
9 11 (0.76%) webMethods
10 9 (0.62%) Apple
10 9 (0.62%) VMware
11 6 (0.42%) 3PAR
11 6 (0.42%) Hotjar
11 6 (0.42%) HP
11 6 (0.42%) Intel
12 5 (0.35%) ServiceNow