Period
to 20 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Designer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 August 2017.

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
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 275 250 230
Rank change year-on-year -25 -20 -39
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 2159 2674 3266
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.36% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.41% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1692 2150 2608
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,125
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%

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 168453 190237 209218
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.89% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136007 160006 172267
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 20 August 2017.

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 20 August 2017. 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 -24 2000 £45,000 +5.88% 179
UK excluding London -9 1248 £37,500 - 112
London -33 876 £50,000 +5.26% 79
North of England +18 344 £35,000 - 24
South East -31 325 £40,000 +6.67% 33
North West +1 180 £35,000 -6.67% 12
South West +25 167 £42,500 +30.77% 15
Midlands -50 162 £35,000 -2.78% 19
Yorkshire +43 158 £33,500 -4.29% 11
East of England -32 131 £35,000 -22.22% 9
Scotland +5 98 £42,500 +4.94% 8
West Midlands -44 82 £37,500 +7.14% 13
East Midlands -14 75 £35,000 -6.67% 6
Northern Ireland 0 17 £42,500 +41.67% 1
Wales +3 11 £31,750 -5.93% 3
North East +9 9 £50,000 +66.67% 1

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1368 (63.36%) User Experience
2 751 (34.78%) HTML
3 740 (34.28%) Wireframes
4 688 (31.87%) CSS
5 676 (31.31%) Adobe
6 592 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
7 517 (23.95%) Photoshop
8 421 (19.50%) JavaScript
9 409 (18.94%) Prototyping
10 402 (18.62%) Adobe Illustrator
11 401 (18.57%) Marketing
12 324 (15.01%) Axure RP
13 316 (14.64%) Degree
14 311 (14.40%) Finance
15 303 (14.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 244 (11.30%) HTML5
17 227 (10.51%) Mobile App
18 212 (9.82%) InVision
19 191 (8.85%) CSS3
20 188 (8.71%) Web Design
21 181 (8.38%) Information Architecture
22 177 (8.20%) Responsive Web Design
23 171 (7.92%) E-Commerce
24 165 (7.64%) jQuery
25 157 (7.27%) Retail
25 157 (7.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
25 157 (7.27%) Typography
26 156 (7.23%) Usability Testing
27 152 (7.04%) Graphic Design
28 141 (6.53%) Service Design

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
1 105 (4.86%) CMS
2 56 (2.59%) Marvel
3 42 (1.95%) WordPress
4 33 (1.53%) SharePoint
5 24 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 20 (0.93%) WebSphere
7 17 (0.79%) IIS
8 12 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (0.51%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.42%) Confluence
10 9 (0.42%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.32%) EPiServer
11 7 (0.32%) JBoss
12 6 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 6 (0.28%) SAS
13 5 (0.23%) Mule
13 5 (0.23%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.23%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.23%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.19%) Drupal
Applications
1 517 (23.95%) Photoshop
2 402 (18.62%) Adobe Illustrator
3 303 (14.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 212 (9.82%) InVision
5 124 (5.74%) InDesign
6 108 (5.00%) OmniGraffle
7 72 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
8 51 (2.36%) Adobe After Effects
9 38 (1.76%) UXPin
10 27 (1.25%) MS Visio
11 23 (1.07%) Adobe Premiere
12 20 (0.93%) Fireworks
13 19 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 10 (0.46%) Lectora
15 9 (0.42%) Acrobat
15 9 (0.42%) Moqups
16 8 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
17 7 (0.32%) Adobe Captivate
18 6 (0.28%) Final Cut Pro
19 5 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (0.88%) WebTrends
2 10 (0.46%) Shopify
3 9 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.23%) Magento
4 5 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.14%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.14%) iTrent
6 3 (0.14%) ResourceLink
7 2 (0.093%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.093%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.046%) SAP MDG
8 1 (0.046%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 82 (3.80%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 44 (2.04%) SaaS
3 26 (1.20%) Google Analytics
4 21 (0.97%) Office 365
5 20 (0.93%) Boomi
6 15 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
9 5 (0.23%) GitHub
9 5 (0.23%) PaaS
10 4 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (0.14%) IaaS
11 3 (0.14%) MailChimp
12 2 (0.093%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.093%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.093%) IBM Blueworks
12 2 (0.093%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.093%) Oracle Service Cloud
13 1 (0.046%) Route 53
13 1 (0.046%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 58 (2.69%) Internet
2 28 (1.30%) Firewall
3 22 (1.02%) Intranet
4 19 (0.88%) LAN
4 19 (0.88%) WAN
5 15 (0.69%) BGP
5 15 (0.69%) MPLS
6 13 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (0.60%) Ethernet
6 13 (0.60%) TCP/IP
6 13 (0.60%) Wireless
7 12 (0.56%) Skype
8 10 (0.46%) DNS
8 10 (0.46%) LLU
8 10 (0.46%) VPN
9 9 (0.42%) Broadband
10 8 (0.37%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (0.37%) EIGRP
10 8 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (0.32%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (2.45%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.07%) Big Data
3 17 (0.79%) MySQL
4 14 (0.65%) Relational Database
5 13 (0.60%) NoSQL
6 12 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (0.56%) DB2
7 10 (0.46%) MongoDB
7 10 (0.46%) RDBMS
8 9 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (0.32%) Geospatial Data
11 6 (0.28%) Riak
12 4 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.19%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.19%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.14%) IMS/DB
13 3 (0.14%) SAP BW
13 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 324 (15.01%) Axure RP
2 157 (7.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 53 (2.45%) Git (software)
4 33 (1.53%) Dreamweaver
5 31 (1.44%) JIRA
6 21 (0.97%) Visual Studio
7 17 (0.79%) Subversion
8 16 (0.74%) Jenkins
8 16 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 8 (0.37%) SonarQube
9 8 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.28%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.28%) Lombardi
10 6 (0.28%) NUnit
10 6 (0.28%) ReSharper
11 4 (0.19%) gulp
11 4 (0.19%) Maven
11 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.14%) Gradle
12 3 (0.14%) Hudson
General
1 401 (18.57%) Marketing
2 311 (14.40%) Finance
3 157 (7.27%) Retail
4 107 (4.96%) Games
5 91 (4.21%) Telecoms
6 89 (4.12%) Banking
7 66 (3.06%) Advertising
8 46 (2.13%) Manufacturing
9 44 (2.04%) Electronics
10 42 (1.95%) Multimedia
11 29 (1.34%) Legal
12 27 (1.25%) Automotive
13 22 (1.02%) Military
14 18 (0.83%) Publishing
15 13 (0.60%) Law
16 11 (0.51%) Investment Banking
16 11 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.51%) Private Banking
17 10 (0.46%) Back Office
18 9 (0.42%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 751 (34.78%) HTML
2 688 (31.87%) CSS
3 244 (11.30%) HTML5
4 191 (8.85%) CSS3
5 165 (7.64%) jQuery
6 71 (3.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 64 (2.96%) Sass
8 59 (2.73%) .NET
9 47 (2.18%) Web Services
10 44 (2.04%) AngularJS
11 38 (1.76%) XML
12 33 (1.53%) Framer.js
13 24 (1.11%) JSON
14 22 (1.02%) ASP.NET
14 22 (1.02%) J2EE
15 21 (0.97%) Spring
16 19 (0.88%) Flash
17 18 (0.83%) Node.js
17 18 (0.83%) XSLT
18 17 (0.79%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1368 (63.36%) User Experience
2 227 (10.51%) Mobile App
3 152 (7.04%) Graphic Design
4 116 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
5 83 (3.84%) Social Media
6 65 (3.01%) Animation
7 58 (2.69%) e-Learning
8 50 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
9 47 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
10 46 (2.13%) Fintech
11 45 (2.08%) Digital Media
12 37 (1.71%) BBC
13 24 (1.11%) Computer Science
14 22 (1.02%) iPad
15 20 (0.93%) W3C
16 19 (0.88%) Motion Graphics
17 18 (0.83%) Online Banking
18 15 (0.69%) Data Centre
19 13 (0.60%) Internet of Things
19 13 (0.60%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 72 (3.33%) Android
2 65 (3.01%) Apple iOS
3 61 (2.83%) Windows
4 38 (1.76%) Linux
5 18 (0.83%) Mac OS X
6 15 (0.69%) Windows Server
7 10 (0.46%) Unix
8 8 (0.37%) Windows 10
8 8 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.32%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.19%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.046%) AIX
12 1 (0.046%) CentOS
12 1 (0.046%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 740 (34.28%) Wireframes
2 592 (27.42%) Agile Software Development
3 409 (18.94%) Prototyping
4 188 (8.71%) Web Design
5 181 (8.38%) Information Architecture
6 177 (8.20%) Responsive Web Design
7 171 (7.92%) E-Commerce
8 157 (7.27%) Typography
9 156 (7.23%) Usability Testing
10 141 (6.53%) Service Design
11 137 (6.35%) Analytics
12 125 (5.79%) Mentoring
13 117 (5.42%) Front End Development
13 117 (5.42%) Project Management
14 113 (5.23%) Scrum
15 107 (4.96%) Web Development
16 96 (4.45%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
16 96 (4.45%) Visualisation
17 92 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
18 88 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 421 (19.50%) JavaScript
2 83 (3.84%) Java
3 73 (3.38%) SQL
4 52 (2.41%) C#
4 52 (2.41%) PHP
5 30 (1.39%) C
6 27 (1.25%) Python
7 22 (1.02%) C++
8 17 (0.79%) T-SQL
9 13 (0.60%) Ruby
10 9 (0.42%) COBOL
11 8 (0.37%) Perl
12 6 (0.28%) XPath
13 5 (0.23%) Go
13 5 (0.23%) PowerShell
14 4 (0.19%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.14%) Scala
15 3 (0.14%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.093%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.093%) VBA
Qualifications
1 316 (14.64%) Degree
2 52 (2.41%) Security Cleared
3 29 (1.34%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (0.97%) CCNP
6 19 (0.88%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.69%) HND
8 13 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (0.60%) Master's Degree
9 12 (0.56%) PhD
10 10 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (0.46%) PMI Certification
11 9 (0.42%) CCDP
11 9 (0.42%) MCSE
12 8 (0.37%) Check Point Certification
13 6 (0.28%) ISEB
14 4 (0.19%) DBS Check
14 4 (0.19%) Sun Certification
15 3 (0.14%) CISSP
15 3 (0.14%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (1.95%) QA
2 14 (0.65%) WCAG
3 10 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.14%) MiFID
7 2 (0.093%) COBIT
7 2 (0.093%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.093%) PMBOK
7 2 (0.093%) SLA
8 1 (0.046%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.046%) GDPR
8 1 (0.046%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.046%) WAI
System Software
1 27 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.19%) Docker
4 4 (0.19%) ProxySG
5 2 (0.093%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.093%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.093%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.046%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (0.56%) SCCM
1 12 (0.56%) SCOM
2 7 (0.32%) Nagios
2 7 (0.32%) OpenNMS
3 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (0.28%) Puppet
3 6 (0.28%) SCOrch
3 6 (0.28%) Simpana
4 4 (0.19%) Cacti
4 4 (0.19%) RANCID
5 3 (0.14%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.093%) Ambari
6 2 (0.093%) Ansible
6 2 (0.093%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.093%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.093%) Terraform
6 2 (0.093%) WSUS
7 1 (0.046%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 676 (31.31%) Adobe
2 100 (4.63%) Microsoft
3 80 (3.71%) Oracle
4 47 (2.18%) Cisco
5 45 (2.08%) SAP
6 42 (1.95%) Google
7 31 (1.44%) Apple
8 24 (1.11%) TIBCO
9 20 (0.93%) Dell
10 17 (0.79%) HP
11 16 (0.74%) IBM
11 16 (0.74%) webMethods
12 14 (0.65%) Blue Coat
12 14 (0.65%) CheckPoint
12 14 (0.65%) Juniper
13 12 (0.56%) VMware
14 10 (0.46%) Citrix
15 9 (0.42%) Omniture
15 9 (0.42%) Usabilla
16 8 (0.37%) ServiceNow