Period
to 23 September 2019

The median annual salary for a Designer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 266 301 291
Rank change year-on-year +35 -10 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 1,730 1,862 2,119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.24% 1.13% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.17% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,265 1,269 1,646
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.18% +13.33% -

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 134,078 158,754 168,682
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.03% 96.01%
Number of salaries quoted 106,768 127,893 135,219
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 23 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 +37 1,598 £50,000 +7.53% 330
UK excluding London +15 858 £42,000 -1.18% 223
London +35 842 £57,500 +9.52% 126
North of England -19 246 £40,000 - 71
South East -8 218 £42,500 -5.56% 41
North West +21 147 £37,500 -8.86% 38
South West +26 114 £37,500 -3.85% 30
Midlands +53 113 £42,000 -6.67% 47
Scotland +34 91 £45,000 -5.26% 14
Yorkshire -46 87 £50,000 +42.86% 18
West Midlands +79 85 £43,750 +12.90% 24
East of England +26 60 £45,000 +12.50% 16
East Midlands -12 21 £32,500 -27.78% 23
Wales +15 18 £41,000 +7.19% 5
North East +22 11 £36,952 -32.81% 15
Northern Ireland - 2 £39,250 -

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 1,213 (70.12%) User Experience
2 686 (39.65%) Wireframes
3 630 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
4 598 (34.57%) Sketch
5 570 (32.95%) Adobe
6 538 (31.10%) HTML
7 501 (28.96%) CSS
8 461 (26.65%) Prototyping
9 389 (22.49%) InVision
10 280 (16.18%) Photoshop
11 278 (16.07%) JavaScript
12 264 (15.26%) Finance
13 261 (15.09%) Adobe Illustrator
14 254 (14.68%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 247 (14.28%) Axure RP
16 231 (13.35%) Marketing
17 205 (11.85%) Responsive Web Design
18 194 (11.21%) Mobile App
19 188 (10.87%) Degree
20 171 (9.88%) Scrum
21 166 (9.60%) Analytics
22 164 (9.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
23 157 (9.08%) Retail
23 157 (9.08%) E-Commerce
24 156 (9.02%) Adobe Creative Cloud
24 156 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
25 153 (8.84%) Apple iOS
25 153 (8.84%) Android
26 136 (7.86%) Information Architecture
27 129 (7.46%) Usability Testing

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 84 (4.86%) CMS
2 41 (2.37%) WordPress
3 23 (1.33%) SharePoint
4 15 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 10 (0.58%) Drupal
6 9 (0.52%) Confluence
6 9 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
7 8 (0.46%) Apache Spark
8 5 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.29%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.17%) Joomla!
9 3 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.17%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.12%) Apache
10 2 (0.12%) IIS
11 1 (0.058%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.058%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.058%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.058%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.058%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 598 (34.57%) Sketch
2 389 (22.49%) InVision
3 280 (16.18%) Photoshop
4 261 (15.09%) Adobe Illustrator
5 164 (9.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 107 (6.18%) Adobe XD
7 86 (4.97%) OmniGraffle
8 75 (4.34%) Zeplin
9 74 (4.28%) Figma
10 68 (3.93%) InDesign
11 65 (3.76%) Marvel
12 47 (2.72%) Adobe After Effects
13 21 (1.21%) UXPin
14 19 (1.10%) Adobe Premiere
15 15 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 10 (0.58%) Flinto
17 7 (0.40%) CINEMA 4D
18 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
19 5 (0.29%) 3ds Max
20 4 (0.23%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 12 (0.69%) Magento
2 10 (0.58%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.058%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.058%) Shopify
4 1 (0.058%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 156 (9.02%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 50 (2.89%) SaaS
3 30 (1.73%) AWS
4 28 (1.62%) Azure
5 27 (1.56%) Google Analytics
6 20 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (1.16%) Office 365
7 18 (1.04%) Serverless
8 16 (0.92%) GCP
9 11 (0.64%) GitHub
10 5 (0.29%) Boomi
11 4 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
11 4 (0.23%) Apigee
11 4 (0.23%) IaaS
11 4 (0.23%) PaaS
11 4 (0.23%) Slack
12 3 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.12%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.97%) Internet
2 20 (1.16%) Firewall
3 17 (0.98%) BGP
3 17 (0.98%) DAB
4 15 (0.87%) MPLS
5 14 (0.81%) OSPF
6 13 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (0.75%) Cisco Firepower
7 10 (0.58%) Broadband
8 9 (0.52%) Network Security
9 8 (0.46%) LAN
10 7 (0.40%) Ethernet
10 7 (0.40%) LLU
11 5 (0.29%) WAN
11 5 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.23%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (0.23%) DNS
13 3 (0.17%) Asterisk PBX
13 3 (0.17%) HSRP
13 3 (0.17%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (1.56%) Relational Database
2 24 (1.39%) RDBMS
3 23 (1.33%) Big Data
4 19 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (1.04%) Hadoop
6 9 (0.52%) Data Lake
7 8 (0.46%) Apache Hive
7 8 (0.46%) SQL Server
8 5 (0.29%) Geospatial Data
9 4 (0.23%) MySQL
10 3 (0.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.17%) Blockchain
10 3 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.17%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.17%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.12%) DataStage
11 2 (0.12%) Power BI
11 2 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.12%) Sqoop
12 1 (0.058%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 247 (14.28%) Axure RP
2 57 (3.29%) Balsamiq
3 52 (3.01%) Git (software)
4 33 (1.91%) JIRA
5 30 (1.73%) Dreamweaver
6 7 (0.40%) webpack
7 6 (0.35%) Subversion
7 6 (0.35%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.17%) gulp
8 3 (0.17%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.17%) Maven
8 3 (0.17%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.17%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.12%) Ant
9 2 (0.12%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.12%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.12%) Gradle
9 2 (0.12%) JUnit
9 2 (0.12%) Mocha
9 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 264 (15.26%) Finance
2 231 (13.35%) Marketing
3 157 (9.08%) Retail
4 75 (4.34%) Games
5 68 (3.93%) Banking
6 65 (3.76%) Telecoms
7 61 (3.53%) Public Sector
8 39 (2.25%) Advertising
9 26 (1.50%) Automotive
9 26 (1.50%) Publishing
10 25 (1.45%) Legal
11 23 (1.33%) Manufacturing
12 15 (0.87%) Billing
13 13 (0.75%) Electronics
14 10 (0.58%) Aerospace
15 9 (0.52%) Law
16 7 (0.40%) French Language
16 7 (0.40%) Military
17 6 (0.35%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.35%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 538 (31.10%) HTML
2 501 (28.96%) CSS
3 110 (6.36%) HTML5
4 82 (4.74%) CSS3
5 76 (4.39%) jQuery
6 69 (3.99%) Sass
7 38 (2.20%) AngularJS
7 38 (2.20%) React
8 36 (2.08%) .NET
9 29 (1.68%) Node.js
10 21 (1.21%) RESTful
11 19 (1.10%) Framer.js
12 18 (1.04%) Ajax
12 18 (1.04%) LESS
13 17 (0.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 16 (0.92%) Material Design
15 14 (0.81%) Web Services
16 13 (0.75%) Vue.js
17 11 (0.64%) Kafka
17 11 (0.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1,213 (70.12%) User Experience
2 194 (11.21%) Mobile App
3 86 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
4 82 (4.74%) Graphic Design
5 58 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
6 57 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
7 55 (3.18%) Social Media
8 46 (2.66%) Animation
9 29 (1.68%) Smartphone
10 26 (1.50%) IVR
11 19 (1.10%) Blog
12 17 (0.98%) Motion Graphics
13 16 (0.92%) Cloud Native
13 16 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
13 16 (0.92%) Smart City
14 14 (0.81%) Virtual Team
15 13 (0.75%) Video Editing
16 12 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 12 (0.69%) Renewable Energy
17 11 (0.64%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 153 (8.84%) Android
1 153 (8.84%) Apple iOS
2 26 (1.50%) Windows
3 24 (1.39%) Linux
4 11 (0.64%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.29%) Unix
5 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.12%) MVS
8 1 (0.058%) AIX
8 1 (0.058%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.058%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 686 (39.65%) Wireframes
2 630 (36.42%) Agile Software Development
3 461 (26.65%) Prototyping
4 254 (14.68%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 205 (11.85%) Responsive Web Design
6 171 (9.88%) Scrum
7 166 (9.60%) Analytics
8 157 (9.08%) E-Commerce
9 156 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
10 136 (7.86%) Information Architecture
11 129 (7.46%) Usability Testing
12 118 (6.82%) Front End Development
13 111 (6.42%) Web Design
14 104 (6.01%) Collaborative Working
15 97 (5.61%) Service Design
15 97 (5.61%) Typography
16 95 (5.49%) Mentoring
17 92 (5.32%) Design Thinking
18 90 (5.20%) Coaching
19 89 (5.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 278 (16.07%) JavaScript
2 61 (3.53%) SQL
3 38 (2.20%) Java
4 29 (1.68%) PHP
5 21 (1.21%) C#
6 16 (0.92%) C++
7 13 (0.75%) TypeScript
8 12 (0.69%) C
9 8 (0.46%) Python
10 7 (0.40%) Scala
11 6 (0.35%) ES6
12 3 (0.17%) Perl
13 2 (0.12%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.12%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.058%) ActionScript
14 1 (0.058%) Ruby
14 1 (0.058%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.058%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.058%) XPath
14 1 (0.058%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 188 (10.87%) Degree
2 28 (1.62%) CCNP
2 28 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (1.10%) CISSP
4 15 (0.87%) CCNA
4 15 (0.87%) Security Cleared
5 14 (0.81%) Master's Degree
6 12 (0.69%) TOGAF Certification
7 7 (0.40%) CISM
8 5 (0.29%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.17%) DBS Check
10 2 (0.12%) CCDP
10 2 (0.12%) CCIE
10 2 (0.12%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.058%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.058%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.058%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.058%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.058%) Novell Certification
11 1 (0.058%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.83%) QA
2 12 (0.69%) GDPR
3 7 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 7 (0.40%) NIST
4 4 (0.23%) WCAG
5 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (0.29%) Docker
1 5 (0.29%) HDFS
2 4 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.17%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.058%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.058%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (0.69%) CASB
1 12 (0.69%) Stealthwatch
2 9 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.40%) Puppet
4 6 (0.35%) SCCM
5 5 (0.29%) Ansible
6 4 (0.23%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.17%) Cacti
7 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (0.17%) Nagios
7 3 (0.17%) OpenNMS
7 3 (0.17%) RANCID
7 3 (0.17%) SCOM
8 1 (0.058%) Control-M
8 1 (0.058%) Grafana
8 1 (0.058%) Kibana
8 1 (0.058%) Terraform
8 1 (0.058%) WSUS
Vendors
1 570 (32.95%) Adobe
2 65 (3.76%) Microsoft
3 54 (3.12%) Google
4 39 (2.25%) Oracle
5 28 (1.62%) Cisco
6 17 (0.98%) Apple
6 17 (0.98%) WorldPay
7 15 (0.87%) Fortinet
7 15 (0.87%) Palo Alto
8 14 (0.81%) Aruba
9 12 (0.69%) Forcepoint
9 12 (0.69%) ForeScout
9 12 (0.69%) Netskope
9 12 (0.69%) SAP
9 12 (0.69%) ServiceNow
9 12 (0.69%) Symantec
10 11 (0.64%) Informatica
11 10 (0.58%) IBM
11 10 (0.58%) Sitecore
11 10 (0.58%) VMware