Designer Jobs

Designer
UK

The median Designer salary in the UK is £50,000 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 24 July 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
24 Jul 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 293 339 193
Rank change year-on-year +46 -146 +81
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 849 782 3,759
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.92% 0.96% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.04% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 612 606 1,409
10th Percentile £26,275 £36,250 £37,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £42,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% -4.35% +9.52%
75th Percentile £60,741 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% -4.55% +10.00%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 87,229 74,951 168,159
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 91.81% 95.47%
Number of salaries quoted 59,408 51,881 87,939
10th Percentile £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £43,800 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,700 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.83% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £71,250 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £51,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +1.94% +8.42%

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 24 July 2024.

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 24 July 2024. 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
Jobs
England +32 716 £50,000 -9.09% 129
UK excluding London +150 618 £50,000 -4.76% 114
Work from Home +10 286 £55,000 -8.33% 53
North of England +103 216 £57,500 +21.05% 31
London -62 193 £53,365 -11.06% 34
North West +77 121 £45,000 +2.22% 17
South East +40 107 £48,500 -3.00% 33
Midlands +16 89 £47,500 -13.64% 16
Scotland -2 65 £52,000 +15.56% 4
Yorkshire +56 62 £57,965 +22.03% 14
East of England +26 59 £50,000 -23.08% 17
West Midlands -8 52 £55,000 - 9
South West +8 46 £52,500 -4.55% 15
East Midlands -6 37 £34,836 -47.42% 7
North East +9 33 £57,965 +15.93% 1
Wales +40 19 £39,390 -26.72% 7
Northern Ireland +39 17 £55,000 -

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 24 July 2024, Designer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 322 (37.93%) User Experience
2 279 (32.86%) UX Design
3 196 (23.09%) Prototyping
4 188 (22.14%) Figma
5 183 (21.55%) Adobe
6 177 (20.85%) Agile
6 177 (20.85%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 166 (19.55%) Accessibility
8 149 (17.55%) Social Skills
9 145 (17.08%) HTML
10 130 (15.31%) Marketing
11 127 (14.96%) Security Cleared
12 125 (14.72%) Coaching
13 118 (13.90%) Workshop Facilitation
13 118 (13.90%) SC Cleared
14 117 (13.78%) Interaction Design
15 116 (13.66%) User Research
16 115 (13.55%) Service Design
17 113 (13.31%) Wireframes
17 113 (13.31%) Problem-Solving
18 104 (12.25%) Sketch
19 102 (12.01%) Mentoring
19 102 (12.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
20 98 (11.54%) Design Patterns
21 97 (11.43%) Photoshop
22 92 (10.84%) Degree
22 92 (10.84%) WCAG
22 92 (10.84%) Customer Experience
23 91 (10.72%) Adobe Illustrator
24 81 (9.54%) Actionable Insight

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (2.12%) WordPress
2 10 (1.18%) CMS
2 10 (1.18%) Confluence
3 4 (0.47%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.47%) Umbraco
4 3 (0.35%) Totara
5 1 (0.12%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 104 (12.25%) Sketch
2 102 (12.01%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 97 (11.43%) Photoshop
4 91 (10.72%) Adobe Illustrator
5 46 (5.42%) InDesign
6 43 (5.06%) Adobe XD
7 36 (4.24%) Adobe After Effects
8 29 (3.42%) InVision
9 27 (3.18%) Microsoft Office
10 26 (3.06%) Adobe Premiere
11 23 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 21 (2.47%) AutoCAD
13 19 (2.24%) Adobe Captivate
14 14 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
15 8 (0.94%) CINEMA 4D
16 7 (0.82%) SketchUp
17 6 (0.71%) MS Visio
17 6 (0.71%) Revit
17 6 (0.71%) Simulink
18 5 (0.59%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 5 (0.59%) Oracle General Ledger
1 5 (0.59%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Magento
2 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Shopify
2 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 188 (22.14%) Figma
2 59 (6.95%) Miro
3 48 (5.65%) Heroku
4 18 (2.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 15 (1.77%) OCI
5 15 (1.77%) SaaS
6 11 (1.30%) SurveyMonkey
7 10 (1.18%) Azure
8 8 (0.94%) Google Analytics
9 7 (0.82%) dbt
10 6 (0.71%) AWS
11 5 (0.59%) Canva
12 4 (0.47%) MailChimp
13 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.35%) Power Platform
14 2 (0.24%) Dialogflow
14 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.24%) IBM Watson
14 2 (0.24%) WhatsApp
14 2 (0.24%) Wix.com
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.53%) Structured Cabling
2 9 (1.06%) VPN
3 8 (0.94%) Cisco Firepower
4 5 (0.59%) SSL
5 3 (0.35%) Broadband
5 3 (0.35%) NaaS
5 3 (0.35%) Wireless
6 2 (0.24%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.24%) Internet
6 2 (0.24%) Intranet
7 1 (0.12%) BGP
7 1 (0.12%) DMVPN
7 1 (0.12%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.12%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (0.59%) Geospatial Data
1 5 (0.59%) SAP BW
2 3 (0.35%) Relational Database
2 3 (0.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.24%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (0.24%) Power BI
3 2 (0.24%) Tableau
4 1 (0.12%) GIS
4 1 (0.12%) MySQL
4 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (2.83%) JIRA
2 13 (1.53%) Axure RP
3 4 (0.47%) Balsamiq
4 3 (0.35%) Git
4 3 (0.35%) Subversion
5 2 (0.24%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 149 (17.55%) Social Skills
2 130 (15.31%) Marketing
3 62 (7.30%) Finance
4 54 (6.36%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 54 (6.36%) Public Sector
5 39 (4.59%) Retail
6 30 (3.53%) Advertising
7 26 (3.06%) Organisational Skills
8 25 (2.94%) Presentation Skills
9 21 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
9 21 (2.47%) Law
10 20 (2.36%) Games
11 11 (1.30%) Multimedia
12 10 (1.18%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.94%) Back Office
13 8 (0.94%) Influencing Skills
14 7 (0.82%) Legal
14 7 (0.82%) Publishing
15 6 (0.71%) Automotive
15 6 (0.71%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (17.08%) HTML
2 72 (8.48%) CSS
3 18 (2.12%) React
4 12 (1.41%) HTML5
5 5 (0.59%) Sass
5 5 (0.59%) SOAP
5 5 (0.59%) Unreal Engine
6 3 (0.35%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.35%) Kafka
6 3 (0.35%) LDAP
6 3 (0.35%) LESS
6 3 (0.35%) ODBC
6 3 (0.35%) REST
6 3 (0.35%) Tailwind CSS
6 3 (0.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (0.35%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 2 (0.24%) D3.js
7 2 (0.24%) EDI
7 2 (0.24%) Next.js
7 2 (0.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 78 (9.19%) Graphic Design
2 58 (6.83%) Product Ownership
3 56 (6.60%) Social Media
4 48 (5.65%) Animation
5 27 (3.18%) Mobile App
6 25 (2.94%) Motion Graphics
7 24 (2.83%) Home Automation
8 17 (2.00%) e-Learning
9 16 (1.88%) Smart Home
10 14 (1.65%) Data Centre
11 13 (1.53%) Photography
12 11 (1.30%) Market Risk
12 11 (1.30%) Video Editing
13 10 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
14 9 (1.06%) SCORM
15 8 (0.94%) Blockchain
15 8 (0.94%) Blog
16 7 (0.82%) Digital Media
16 7 (0.82%) FPGA
16 7 (0.82%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 7 (0.82%) Windows
2 4 (0.47%) Android
3 3 (0.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.12%) Linux
4 1 (0.12%) Solaris
4 1 (0.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (37.93%) User Experience
2 279 (32.86%) UX Design
3 196 (23.09%) Prototyping
4 177 (20.85%) Agile
4 177 (20.85%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 125 (14.72%) Coaching
6 118 (13.90%) Workshop Facilitation
7 117 (13.78%) Interaction Design
8 116 (13.66%) User Research
9 115 (13.55%) Service Design
10 113 (13.31%) Problem-Solving
10 113 (13.31%) Wireframes
11 102 (12.01%) Mentoring
12 98 (11.54%) Design Patterns
13 92 (10.84%) Customer Experience
14 81 (9.54%) Actionable Insight
15 79 (9.31%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
16 70 (8.24%) Journey Map
17 69 (8.13%) Digital Customer Experience
18 64 (7.54%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (5.89%) JavaScript
2 7 (0.82%) R
3 5 (0.59%) PHP
4 3 (0.35%) C
4 3 (0.35%) SQL
4 3 (0.35%) SystemVerilog
5 2 (0.24%) C#
6 1 (0.12%) ABAP
6 1 (0.12%) Kusto Query Language
6 1 (0.12%) Python
6 1 (0.12%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 127 (14.96%) Security Cleared
2 118 (13.90%) SC Cleared
3 92 (10.84%) Degree
4 17 (2.00%) JNCIS
5 10 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (1.06%) CIPD
7 8 (0.94%) CCNA
7 8 (0.94%) CCNP
7 8 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.59%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.35%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.35%) PMP
10 2 (0.24%) HND
11 1 (0.12%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.12%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.12%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (19.55%) Accessibility
2 92 (10.84%) WCAG
3 5 (0.59%) GAAP
3 5 (0.59%) IFRS
3 5 (0.59%) QA
4 4 (0.47%) GDPR
5 3 (0.35%) GRC
6 2 (0.24%) GLP
6 2 (0.24%) NIST
7 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (0.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.12%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 183 (21.55%) Adobe
2 29 (3.42%) Microsoft
3 20 (2.36%) Juniper
4 17 (2.00%) Oracle
5 12 (1.41%) SAP
6 10 (1.18%) Google
7 9 (1.06%) Cisco
8 7 (0.82%) ServiceNow
9 6 (0.71%) F5
9 6 (0.71%) Instagram
10 5 (0.59%) Facebook
10 5 (0.59%) PeopleSoft
10 5 (0.59%) Salesforce
11 4 (0.47%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (0.47%) dotdigital
11 4 (0.47%) Twitter
12 3 (0.35%) Autodesk
12 3 (0.35%) Intel
12 3 (0.35%) Microsemi
12 3 (0.35%) Xilinx