Period
to 28 January 2020

The median annual salary for a Designer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 January 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 281 285 278
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1,458 1,802 2,111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.19% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.24% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 1,156 1,284 1,630
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,470 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.07% +9.93% +5.88%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% -

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 120,037 144,882 165,680
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.55% 95.91% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 96,074 115,785 135,147
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 28 January 2020.

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 28 January 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 +10 1,358 £50,000 - 390
London -6 721 £55,000 - 168
UK excluding London +33 719 £42,500 +4.29% 249
North of England +7 200 £42,500 +0.49% 78
South East +45 174 £50,000 +13.64% 57
Midlands +65 138 £42,000 -11.58% 33
West Midlands +88 104 £45,000 -5.26% 18
North West +20 102 £37,686 -11.11% 46
South West 0 70 £40,000 +26.98% 33
Scotland +9 64 £47,000 +38.24% 20
Yorkshire -15 64 £50,000 +31.58% 23
East of England +21 48 £37,500 -7.41% 21
North East +28 34 £37,500 -11.33% 9
East Midlands -10 34 £35,000 -18.46% 15
Northern Ireland +22 14 £35,000 - 1
Wales +3 11 £46,250 +36.03% 6

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1,000 (68.59%) User Experience
2 534 (36.63%) Wireframes
3 483 (33.13%) Adobe
4 472 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
5 457 (31.34%) Sketch
6 391 (26.82%) HTML
7 376 (25.79%) CSS
8 313 (21.47%) Prototyping
9 293 (20.10%) InVision
10 263 (18.04%) Finance
11 228 (15.64%) Photoshop
12 213 (14.61%) Adobe Illustrator
13 204 (13.99%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
14 201 (13.79%) Marketing
15 198 (13.58%) JavaScript
16 178 (12.21%) Axure RP
17 162 (11.11%) Mobile App
18 159 (10.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
19 144 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
20 129 (8.85%) E-Commerce
21 117 (8.02%) Degree
22 116 (7.96%) Fintech
23 112 (7.68%) Scrum
24 107 (7.34%) Analytics
25 98 (6.72%) Responsive Web Design
26 96 (6.58%) Service Design
27 92 (6.31%) Information Architecture
27 92 (6.31%) Android
27 92 (6.31%) B2B
28 91 (6.24%) Apple iOS

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 46 (3.16%) CMS
2 44 (3.02%) WordPress
3 21 (1.44%) SharePoint
4 8 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (0.41%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.21%) Confluence
6 3 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.21%) EPiServer
6 3 (0.21%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.14%) Apache
7 2 (0.14%) IIS
7 2 (0.14%) Joomla!
7 2 (0.14%) SAS
7 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 457 (31.34%) Sketch
2 293 (20.10%) InVision
3 228 (15.64%) Photoshop
4 213 (14.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 159 (10.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 83 (5.69%) Figma
7 75 (5.14%) Adobe XD
8 54 (3.70%) InDesign
8 54 (3.70%) Zeplin
9 53 (3.64%) Adobe After Effects
10 47 (3.22%) OmniGraffle
11 34 (2.33%) Marvel
12 27 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 23 (1.58%) Adobe Premiere
14 17 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
14 17 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
14 17 (1.17%) UXPin
15 15 (1.03%) MS Visio
16 8 (0.55%) CINEMA 4D
17 5 (0.34%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 11 (0.75%) Magento
2 4 (0.27%) Shopify
3 2 (0.14%) CSG Singleview
3 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.069%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.069%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.069%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 86 (5.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 70 (4.80%) SaaS
3 30 (2.06%) Google Analytics
4 24 (1.65%) Azure
5 14 (0.96%) AWS
5 14 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.82%) Power Platform
7 6 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
7 6 (0.41%) Boomi
7 6 (0.41%) MailChimp
8 5 (0.34%) GitHub
8 5 (0.34%) Office 365
8 5 (0.34%) Slack
9 4 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.21%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.21%) Serverless
11 2 (0.14%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.069%) GCP
12 1 (0.069%) Google Tag Manager
12 1 (0.069%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.58%) Internet
2 9 (0.62%) Network Security
3 8 (0.55%) Firewall
4 7 (0.48%) Intranet
5 6 (0.41%) DAB
6 5 (0.34%) BGP
6 5 (0.34%) OSPF
7 4 (0.27%) MPLS
8 3 (0.21%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.14%) Broadband
9 2 (0.14%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.14%) DWDM
9 2 (0.14%) LAN
9 2 (0.14%) LLU
9 2 (0.14%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (0.14%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.069%) 4G
10 1 (0.069%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.069%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (2.13%) RDBMS
1 31 (2.13%) Relational Database
2 18 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (1.10%) Big Data
4 12 (0.82%) Power BI
5 9 (0.62%) SQL Server
6 7 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
6 7 (0.48%) QlikView
7 5 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.27%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.14%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.14%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.14%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.14%) MySQL
9 2 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.14%) Sqoop
10 1 (0.069%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.069%) Cosmos DB
10 1 (0.069%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 178 (12.21%) Axure RP
2 47 (3.22%) Balsamiq
3 29 (1.99%) Git (software)
4 11 (0.75%) JIRA
5 8 (0.55%) Dreamweaver
6 7 (0.48%) ERwin
7 3 (0.21%) Ant
7 3 (0.21%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.21%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.21%) Gradle
7 3 (0.21%) JUnit
7 3 (0.21%) Maven
7 3 (0.21%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.21%) Subversion
7 3 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.14%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.069%) gulp
9 1 (0.069%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.069%) webpack
General
1 263 (18.04%) Finance
2 201 (13.79%) Marketing
3 85 (5.83%) Retail
4 70 (4.80%) Banking
5 48 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 40 (2.74%) Games
7 34 (2.33%) Advertising
7 34 (2.33%) Publishing
8 33 (2.26%) Public Sector
9 28 (1.92%) Legal
10 15 (1.03%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.69%) Aerospace
12 9 (0.62%) Law
12 9 (0.62%) Police
13 7 (0.48%) Billing
14 6 (0.41%) Electronics
14 6 (0.41%) Military
14 6 (0.41%) Multimedia
15 4 (0.27%) Automotive
15 4 (0.27%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 391 (26.82%) HTML
2 376 (25.79%) CSS
3 57 (3.91%) HTML5
4 43 (2.95%) jQuery
5 41 (2.81%) CSS3
6 40 (2.74%) Sass
7 33 (2.26%) React
8 18 (1.23%) AngularJS
9 17 (1.17%) LESS
10 16 (1.10%) Vue.js
11 13 (0.89%) .NET
11 13 (0.89%) Framer.js
12 10 (0.69%) Material Design
12 10 (0.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (0.48%) Redux
14 6 (0.41%) XHTML
15 5 (0.34%) Ajax
16 4 (0.27%) React Native
17 3 (0.21%) Pixi.js
17 3 (0.21%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1,000 (68.59%) User Experience
2 162 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 67 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (4.46%) Graphic Design
5 57 (3.91%) Animation
6 51 (3.50%) Social Media
7 46 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
8 20 (1.37%) Smartphone
9 19 (1.30%) Motion Graphics
10 18 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.23%) Video Editing
11 14 (0.96%) Blog
12 13 (0.89%) Learning Management System
13 12 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (0.75%) Data Structures
15 9 (0.62%) e-Learning
15 9 (0.62%) Life Science
16 8 (0.55%) Photography
16 8 (0.55%) RIA
17 7 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 92 (6.31%) Android
2 91 (6.24%) Apple iOS
3 25 (1.71%) Windows
4 13 (0.89%) Linux
5 6 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.34%) Unix
6 5 (0.34%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.14%) MVS
8 1 (0.069%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 534 (36.63%) Wireframes
2 472 (32.37%) Agile Software Development
3 313 (21.47%) Prototyping
4 204 (13.99%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 144 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
6 129 (8.85%) E-Commerce
7 116 (7.96%) Fintech
8 112 (7.68%) Scrum
9 107 (7.34%) Analytics
10 98 (6.72%) Responsive Web Design
11 96 (6.58%) Service Design
12 92 (6.31%) B2B
12 92 (6.31%) Information Architecture
13 87 (5.97%) Design Thinking
14 85 (5.83%) Typography
15 83 (5.69%) Mentoring
16 82 (5.62%) Web Design
17 81 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
18 80 (5.49%) Project Management
19 76 (5.21%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 198 (13.58%) JavaScript
2 47 (3.22%) SQL
3 23 (1.58%) PHP
4 17 (1.17%) C
5 15 (1.03%) Java
6 12 (0.82%) C#
7 6 (0.41%) Python
8 5 (0.34%) C++
9 4 (0.27%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.14%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.14%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.069%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.069%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.069%) Ruby
11 1 (0.069%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.069%) VBA
Qualifications
1 117 (8.02%) Degree
2 20 (1.37%) Security Cleared
3 12 (0.82%) SC Cleared
4 10 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (0.48%) CCNP
5 7 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.48%) CISM
5 7 (0.48%) CISSP
5 7 (0.48%) DBS Check
6 6 (0.41%) CCNA
7 4 (0.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.27%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.14%) BC Cleared
8 2 (0.14%) CCDP
9 1 (0.069%) CCIE
9 1 (0.069%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.069%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.13%) QA
2 12 (0.82%) GDPR
2 12 (0.82%) SLA
3 7 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 7 (0.48%) NIST
4 5 (0.34%) WCAG
5 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (0.14%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.069%) OpenAM
2 1 (0.069%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
2 2 (0.14%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.069%) Ansible
3 1 (0.069%) Grafana
3 1 (0.069%) Nagios
3 1 (0.069%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.069%) Puppet
3 1 (0.069%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 483 (33.13%) Adobe
2 53 (3.64%) Microsoft
3 51 (3.50%) Google
4 44 (3.02%) Oracle
5 26 (1.78%) WorldPay
6 21 (1.44%) FIS
7 15 (1.03%) Apple
8 14 (0.96%) Cisco
8 14 (0.96%) Sage
9 13 (0.89%) ServiceNow
10 8 (0.55%) VMware
11 7 (0.48%) IBM
12 6 (0.41%) Dell
12 6 (0.41%) MuleSoft
12 6 (0.41%) Red Hat
12 6 (0.41%) SAP
12 6 (0.41%) Talend
12 6 (0.41%) TIBCO
12 6 (0.41%) webMethods
13 5 (0.34%) Crazy Egg