Period
to 23 April 2018

The median annual salary for a Designer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 254 277 248
Rank change year-on-year +23 -29 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 2,273 2,063 2,834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.20% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.25% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,663 1,705 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 £65,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +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 170,982 165,350 196,339
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.46% 96.55% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 139,864 137,303 164,769
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 +25 2,085 £45,000 +5.88% 445
UK excluding London +13 1,349 £40,000 +2.56% 288
London +23 873 £50,000 - 182
North of England +64 424 £40,000 +14.29% 81
South East +26 385 £40,000 -10.39% 74
Yorkshire +68 206 £40,000 +6.67% 31
North West +38 185 £37,500 +7.14% 44
Midlands -5 174 £35,000 -12.50% 51
East of England -19 140 £40,000 - 28
Scotland -16 128 £50,500 +26.25% 16
West Midlands +19 112 £35,000 -6.67% 31
South West -71 88 £41,000 +17.14% 29
East Midlands -10 62 £37,500 -12.79% 20
North East +1 33 £60,000 +2.13% 6
Wales -10 9 £29,000 -8.66% 8
Northern Ireland -14 1 £15,000 -70.00% 1

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 1,494 (65.73%) User Experience
2 840 (36.96%) HTML
3 833 (36.65%) Wireframes
4 815 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
5 761 (33.48%) Adobe
6 738 (32.47%) CSS
7 578 (25.43%) Photoshop
8 505 (22.22%) Adobe Illustrator
9 479 (21.07%) Prototyping
10 462 (20.33%) JavaScript
11 410 (18.04%) Degree
12 378 (16.63%) Axure RP
13 324 (14.25%) Marketing
14 316 (13.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 295 (12.98%) Finance
16 285 (12.54%) Web Design
17 278 (12.23%) InVision
18 261 (11.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
19 259 (11.39%) Mobile App
20 255 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
21 217 (9.55%) HTML5
22 204 (8.97%) Responsive Web Design
22 204 (8.97%) E-Commerce
23 198 (8.71%) Analytics
24 188 (8.27%) jQuery
25 181 (7.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
26 180 (7.92%) Web Development
27 175 (7.70%) Scrum
28 174 (7.66%) Graphic Design
29 171 (7.52%) Information Architecture

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 85 (3.74%) CMS
2 65 (2.86%) WordPress
3 51 (2.24%) Marvel
4 40 (1.76%) SharePoint
5 23 (1.01%) Drupal
6 15 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
8 12 (0.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 12 (0.53%) SAS
9 9 (0.40%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.35%) IIS
10 8 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.31%) Confluence
11 7 (0.31%) Joomla!
11 7 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.26%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.26%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.26%) Umbraco
12 6 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 578 (25.43%) Photoshop
2 505 (22.22%) Adobe Illustrator
3 316 (13.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 278 (12.23%) InVision
5 169 (7.44%) OmniGraffle
6 131 (5.76%) InDesign
7 76 (3.34%) UXPin
8 64 (2.82%) Adobe After Effects
9 37 (1.63%) Adobe Premiere
10 31 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
11 28 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 19 (0.84%) Fireworks
13 12 (0.53%) MS Visio
13 12 (0.53%) Pixate
14 9 (0.40%) SketchUp
15 8 (0.35%) AutoCAD
15 8 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
16 7 (0.31%) InfoPath
17 6 (0.26%) 3ds Max
17 6 (0.26%) Maya
Business Applications
1 13 (0.57%) Magento
2 8 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.22%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.13%) Shopify
5 2 (0.088%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.088%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.088%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.044%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.044%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.044%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.044%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 181 (7.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 82 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
4 46 (2.02%) Google Analytics
5 29 (1.28%) SaaS
6 16 (0.70%) Office 365
7 11 (0.48%) Asana
8 10 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (0.44%) npm
8 10 (0.44%) PaaS
9 7 (0.31%) GitHub
10 6 (0.26%) Adobe Analytics
10 6 (0.26%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (0.26%) Serverless
11 5 (0.22%) Google Play
12 3 (0.13%) AdWords
12 3 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.13%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.13%) Slack
13 2 (0.088%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.10%) DAB
2 22 (0.97%) SAN
3 20 (0.88%) Software-Defined Networking
4 19 (0.84%) Firewall
4 19 (0.84%) NAS
5 15 (0.66%) Internet
6 14 (0.62%) DNS
7 11 (0.48%) Ethernet
7 11 (0.48%) LLU
8 10 (0.44%) VLAN
8 10 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (0.40%) Broadband
10 8 (0.35%) Network Security
10 8 (0.35%) TCP/IP
11 7 (0.31%) BGP
11 7 (0.31%) HSRP
11 7 (0.31%) IPv6
11 7 (0.31%) OSPF
11 7 (0.31%) VPN
11 7 (0.31%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (3.21%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.23%) Big Data
3 26 (1.14%) MySQL
4 20 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 14 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (0.48%) MongoDB
8 9 (0.40%) Hadoop
8 9 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (0.35%) DB2
10 6 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.22%) Blockchain
11 5 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.18%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.18%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.18%) OLAP
12 4 (0.18%) QlikView
12 4 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 378 (16.63%) Axure RP
2 261 (11.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 90 (3.96%) Git (software)
4 74 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 50 (2.20%) Dreamweaver
6 25 (1.10%) Visual Studio
7 21 (0.92%) gulp
7 21 (0.92%) JIRA
8 14 (0.62%) Jenkins
9 13 (0.57%) Grunt
10 11 (0.48%) webpack
11 9 (0.40%) Subversion
12 7 (0.31%) Jasmine
12 7 (0.31%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.22%) Karma Test Runner
14 4 (0.18%) Mercurial
15 3 (0.13%) jspm
16 2 (0.088%) Bitbucket
16 2 (0.088%) Mocha
16 2 (0.088%) Oracle Forms
General
1 324 (14.25%) Marketing
2 295 (12.98%) Finance
3 164 (7.22%) Retail
4 132 (5.81%) Games
5 85 (3.74%) Advertising
6 84 (3.70%) Manufacturing
7 79 (3.48%) Banking
8 42 (1.85%) Telecoms
9 39 (1.72%) Publishing
10 26 (1.14%) Legal
11 18 (0.79%) Investment Banking
12 15 (0.66%) Law
13 14 (0.62%) Automotive
13 14 (0.62%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.53%) Multimedia
15 9 (0.40%) Electronics
16 7 (0.31%) Billing
17 6 (0.26%) Back Office
18 5 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
19 3 (0.13%) Brand Awareness
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 840 (36.96%) HTML
2 738 (32.47%) CSS
3 217 (9.55%) HTML5
4 188 (8.27%) jQuery
5 151 (6.64%) CSS3
6 141 (6.20%) AngularJS
7 86 (3.78%) .NET
8 77 (3.39%) Web Services
9 76 (3.34%) Sass
10 64 (2.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 54 (2.38%) XSLT
12 41 (1.80%) Framer.js
13 40 (1.76%) React
14 30 (1.32%) LESS
15 28 (1.23%) RESTful
16 23 (1.01%) Ajax
16 23 (1.01%) XML
17 22 (0.97%) Middleware
18 21 (0.92%) Node.js
19 20 (0.88%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 1,494 (65.73%) User Experience
2 259 (11.39%) Mobile App
3 174 (7.66%) Graphic Design
4 169 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
5 101 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
6 79 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
7 71 (3.12%) Animation
8 69 (3.04%) Social Media
9 59 (2.60%) Fintech
10 54 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
11 33 (1.45%) Computer Science
12 32 (1.41%) Private Cloud
13 28 (1.23%) Data Centre
14 25 (1.10%) BBC
15 23 (1.01%) IVR
16 20 (0.88%) Smartphone
17 19 (0.84%) Mainframe
18 18 (0.79%) Augmented Reality
18 18 (0.79%) Blog
18 18 (0.79%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 127 (5.59%) Android
2 119 (5.24%) Apple iOS
3 59 (2.60%) Windows
4 29 (1.28%) Linux
5 11 (0.48%) Mac OS
6 9 (0.40%) Nucleus RTOS
6 9 (0.40%) Windows Server
7 7 (0.31%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.26%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.18%) Unix
9 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.044%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.044%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.044%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.044%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 833 (36.65%) Wireframes
2 815 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
3 479 (21.07%) Prototyping
4 285 (12.54%) Web Design
5 255 (11.22%) Problem-Solving
6 204 (8.97%) E-Commerce
6 204 (8.97%) Responsive Web Design
7 198 (8.71%) Analytics
8 180 (7.92%) Web Development
9 175 (7.70%) Scrum
10 171 (7.52%) Information Architecture
11 161 (7.08%) Mentoring
12 159 (7.00%) Typography
13 118 (5.19%) Service Design
14 114 (5.02%) Front End Development
15 109 (4.80%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
16 108 (4.75%) User Stories
17 105 (4.62%) Usability Testing
18 99 (4.36%) Rapid Prototyping
19 96 (4.22%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 462 (20.33%) JavaScript
2 159 (7.00%) Java
3 140 (6.16%) SQL
4 129 (5.68%) PHP
5 100 (4.40%) C#
6 70 (3.08%) C++
7 48 (2.11%) T-SQL
8 19 (0.84%) Python
9 17 (0.75%) Ruby
9 17 (0.75%) TypeScript
10 12 (0.53%) C
11 10 (0.44%) COBOL
12 9 (0.40%) Perl
13 4 (0.18%) ActionScript
13 4 (0.18%) Java 8
13 4 (0.18%) R
14 3 (0.13%) ActionScript 3.0
14 3 (0.13%) ES6
14 3 (0.13%) Scala
14 3 (0.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 410 (18.04%) Degree
2 31 (1.36%) Master's Degree
3 25 (1.10%) Security Cleared
4 17 (0.75%) VCDX
5 16 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.31%) HND
7 7 (0.31%) ISEB
7 7 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
8 6 (0.26%) MCSA
9 4 (0.18%) CEH
9 4 (0.18%) CISM
9 4 (0.18%) CISSP
9 4 (0.18%) GCIH
9 4 (0.18%) GIAC
10 3 (0.13%) APMP
10 3 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.13%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.13%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.088%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (3.52%) QA
2 12 (0.53%) WCAG
3 9 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.26%) COSHH
6 5 (0.22%) COBIT
6 5 (0.22%) GMP
6 5 (0.22%) WAI
7 4 (0.18%) GDPR
7 4 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.13%) PSD2
9 2 (0.088%) SLA
10 1 (0.044%) PMO
10 1 (0.044%) SEPA
System Software
1 28 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 19 (0.84%) VMware NSX
4 6 (0.26%) Docker
5 5 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.18%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.088%) vSphere
8 1 (0.044%) Firmware
8 1 (0.044%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.044%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.044%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (0.57%) SCCM
2 11 (0.48%) SCOM
3 10 (0.44%) Puppet
4 7 (0.31%) Ansible
5 6 (0.26%) Cacti
5 6 (0.26%) Nagios
5 6 (0.26%) OpenNMS
5 6 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.26%) RANCID
6 4 (0.18%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (0.13%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.13%) Simpana
8 2 (0.088%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.088%) Terraform
9 1 (0.044%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.044%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 761 (33.48%) Adobe
2 117 (5.15%) Google
3 105 (4.62%) Microsoft
4 49 (2.16%) Twitter
5 47 (2.07%) Apple
6 46 (2.02%) Oracle
7 41 (1.80%) Cisco
8 38 (1.67%) WorldPay
9 34 (1.50%) VMware
10 26 (1.14%) EMC
11 24 (1.06%) Cognizant
12 22 (0.97%) Alias
13 20 (0.88%) Facebook
14 19 (0.84%) Capita
15 18 (0.79%) SAP
16 15 (0.66%) Optimizely
17 14 (0.62%) Omniture
18 12 (0.53%) IBM
19 10 (0.44%) Red Hat
20 8 (0.35%) HubSpot