Period
to 18 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Figma skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Figma over the 6 months to 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Figma
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 507 585 1015
Rank change year-on-year +78 +430 +126
Permanent jobs citing Figma 690 108 81
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.23% 0.059%
As % of the Applications category 6.55% 3.70% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 441 97 55
10th Percentile £32,500 £34,150 £37,750
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +33.33% +4.35%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £55,625
90th Percentile £90,000 £73,750 £70,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.62% +0.40%

Figma is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 10,536 2,922 11,176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 8.41% 6.10% 8.14%
Number of salaries quoted 6,376 2,378 8,888
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,500 £22,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,148 £27,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% +20.00% -5.06%
75th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £38,636 £34,000
% change year-on-year -2.94% +13.64% -2.86%

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Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Figma as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Figma in the UK

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Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Figma.

Salary trend for Figma in the UK

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Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Figma over the 6 months to 18 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Figma in the UK

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Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Figma within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 2021. 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 +85 614 £55,000 -8.33% 107
London -29 327 £60,000 -4.00% 63
UK excluding London -21 279 £45,000 +5.88% 45
Work from Home -107 211 £50,000 -23.08% 22
South East -14 159 £50,000 -16.67% 10
North of England -85 50 £42,500 -15.00% 14
Midlands -95 33 £42,500 +9.68% 10
Yorkshire -81 28 £55,000 - 2
West Midlands -107 25 £35,000 -9.68% 8
North West -76 22 £42,500 -15.00% 9
Scotland - 16 £35,000 - 2
East of England -95 10 £53,000 -24.29% 4
South West -89 9 £46,500 +9.41% 3
East Midlands - 8 £61,250 - 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £32,500 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, IT jobs citing Figma also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Figma.

1 539 (78.12%) User Experience
2 376 (54.49%) Sketch
3 289 (41.88%) Agile Software Development
4 280 (40.58%) Adobe
5 278 (40.29%) Wireframes
6 227 (32.90%) CSS
7 225 (32.61%) JavaScript
8 213 (30.87%) Prototyping
9 212 (30.72%) HTML
10 168 (24.35%) Social Skills
11 166 (24.06%) React
12 150 (21.74%) User Research
13 145 (21.01%) Front End Development
14 139 (20.14%) InVision
15 135 (19.57%) Finance
16 120 (17.39%) Accessibility
17 113 (16.38%) TypeScript
18 112 (16.23%) Problem-Solving
19 108 (15.65%) Git (software)
20 106 (15.36%) Axure RP
21 97 (14.06%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
22 95 (13.77%) Mobile App
23 92 (13.33%) Node.js
24 88 (12.75%) Apple iOS
25 84 (12.17%) Android
26 82 (11.88%) Adobe XD
27 81 (11.74%) Usability Testing
28 74 (10.72%) Analytics
29 72 (10.43%) GraphQL
29 72 (10.43%) Web Development

Figma
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 58 (8.41%) WordPress
2 51 (7.39%) CMS
3 30 (4.35%) Confluence
4 12 (1.74%) Drupal
5 5 (0.72%) Joomla!
6 3 (0.43%) Headless CMS
7 2 (0.29%) Facebook Platform
7 2 (0.29%) nginx
8 1 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 376 (54.49%) Sketch
2 139 (20.14%) InVision
3 82 (11.88%) Adobe XD
4 63 (9.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 52 (7.54%) Photoshop
6 42 (6.09%) Adobe Illustrator
7 39 (5.65%) Zeplin
8 27 (3.91%) Marvel
9 19 (2.75%) OmniGraffle
10 11 (1.59%) UserZoom
11 10 (1.45%) GIMP
11 10 (1.45%) InDesign
12 8 (1.16%) Adobe After Effects
12 8 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 6 (0.87%) Chatbot
13 6 (0.87%) UXPin
14 5 (0.72%) Maya
15 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
15 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
16 1 (0.14%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 4 (0.58%) Shopify
2 2 (0.29%) Workfront
3 1 (0.14%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 68 (9.86%) SaaS
2 53 (7.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 50 (7.25%) Miro
4 32 (4.64%) AWS
5 25 (3.62%) Azure
6 21 (3.04%) npm
7 19 (2.75%) Serverless
8 18 (2.61%) GCP
9 16 (2.32%) Slack
10 14 (2.03%) GitHub
10 14 (2.03%) Google Analytics
11 12 (1.74%) AWS Lambda
12 10 (1.45%) Firebase
13 9 (1.30%) Canva
13 9 (1.30%) Typeform
14 7 (1.01%) Adobe Analytics
14 7 (1.01%) MailChimp
15 6 (0.87%) Bitrise
15 6 (0.87%) Dialogflow
16 5 (0.72%) Siri
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.77%) Internet
2 7 (1.01%) HTTP
3 4 (0.58%) Broadband
4 1 (0.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (4.06%) Big Data
3 15 (2.17%) Redis
4 10 (1.45%) NoSQL
5 9 (1.30%) SQL Server
6 8 (1.16%) MySQL
7 4 (0.58%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.29%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (0.29%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.29%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.29%) Spatial Data
9 1 (0.14%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 108 (15.65%) Git (software)
2 106 (15.36%) Axure RP
3 58 (8.41%) JIRA
4 33 (4.78%) GitLab
5 26 (3.77%) webpack
6 17 (2.46%) Balsamiq
7 15 (2.17%) Cypress.io
8 14 (2.03%) SonarQube
9 13 (1.88%) CircleCI
10 12 (1.74%) Jenkins
11 10 (1.45%) Visual Studio Code
12 9 (1.30%) Cucumber
13 8 (1.16%) Bitbucket
13 8 (1.16%) Snyk
14 7 (1.01%) gulp
15 6 (0.87%) JUnit
16 5 (0.72%) Appium
16 5 (0.72%) Mockito
16 5 (0.72%) Protractor
16 5 (0.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 168 (24.35%) Social Skills
2 135 (19.57%) Finance
3 58 (8.41%) Marketing
4 39 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
5 38 (5.51%) Banking
6 32 (4.64%) Presentation Skills
7 15 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
8 14 (2.03%) Retail
9 13 (1.88%) Financial Institution
10 11 (1.59%) Games
11 8 (1.16%) Automotive
12 7 (1.01%) Advertising
12 7 (1.01%) Influencing Skills
12 7 (1.01%) Law
13 6 (0.87%) Organisational Skills
13 6 (0.87%) Public Sector
14 5 (0.72%) Legal
14 5 (0.72%) Norwegian Language
15 4 (0.58%) Music Industry
15 4 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 416 (60.29%) Designer
2 290 (42.03%) UX Designer
3 161 (23.33%) UI Designer
4 144 (20.87%) Developer
5 127 (18.41%) UI/UX Designer
6 106 (15.36%) Senior Designer
7 94 (13.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 56 (8.12%) Senior Developer
9 53 (7.68%) Senior UX Designer
10 37 (5.36%) Senior UI Designer
11 32 (4.64%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 31 (4.49%) Lead Designer
13 29 (4.20%) React Developer
14 28 (4.06%) Lead UX Designer
15 23 (3.33%) Digital Designer
16 18 (2.61%) Junior
16 18 (2.61%) Senior UI/UX Designer
17 17 (2.46%) Web Developer
18 16 (2.32%) Junior Designer
19 14 (2.03%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (32.90%) CSS
2 212 (30.72%) HTML
3 166 (24.06%) React
4 92 (13.33%) Node.js
5 72 (10.43%) GraphQL
6 55 (7.97%) Next.js
7 53 (7.68%) Sass
8 44 (6.38%) HTML5
9 41 (5.94%) CSS3
9 41 (5.94%) REST
10 37 (5.36%) React Native
11 32 (4.64%) D3.js
12 30 (4.35%) Vue.js
13 26 (3.77%) Jest
14 24 (3.48%) AngularJS
15 22 (3.19%) Express
15 22 (3.19%) jQuery
16 19 (2.75%) GatsbyJS
17 18 (2.61%) XHTML
18 17 (2.46%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 539 (78.12%) User Experience
2 95 (13.77%) Mobile App
3 32 (4.64%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (3.48%) Social Media
5 22 (3.19%) Animation
6 20 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (2.32%) Graphic Design
8 15 (2.17%) W3C
9 14 (2.03%) Smartphone
9 14 (2.03%) Virtual Team
10 12 (1.74%) Life Science
11 10 (1.45%) Blog
12 7 (1.01%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.87%) Motion Graphics
14 5 (0.72%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.58%) DTCC
15 4 (0.58%) Public Cloud
16 3 (0.43%) Biotechnology
16 3 (0.43%) New Media
16 3 (0.43%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 88 (12.75%) Apple iOS
2 84 (12.17%) Android
3 8 (1.16%) Windows
4 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (41.88%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (40.29%) Wireframes
3 213 (30.87%) Prototyping
4 150 (21.74%) User Research
5 145 (21.01%) Front End Development
6 112 (16.23%) Problem-Solving
7 97 (14.06%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 81 (11.74%) Usability Testing
9 74 (10.72%) Analytics
10 72 (10.43%) Web Development
11 63 (9.13%) Workshop Facilitation
12 62 (8.99%) Scrum
13 58 (8.41%) Mentoring
14 57 (8.26%) Typography
14 57 (8.26%) Visualisation
15 56 (8.12%) B2B
15 56 (8.12%) Software Engineering
16 55 (7.97%) B2C
16 55 (7.97%) Fintech
17 46 (6.67%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 225 (32.61%) JavaScript
2 113 (16.38%) TypeScript
3 29 (4.20%) SQL
4 28 (4.06%) Kotlin
5 27 (3.91%) Java
6 22 (3.19%) Apple Swift
7 15 (2.17%) ES6
7 15 (2.17%) Objective-C
7 15 (2.17%) Python
8 9 (1.30%) C#
9 8 (1.16%) C
9 8 (1.16%) PHP
10 6 (0.87%) ES7
11 5 (0.72%) Dart
12 4 (0.58%) Ruby
13 3 (0.43%) Go
13 3 (0.43%) Rust
14 2 (0.29%) F#
14 2 (0.29%) Java 11
14 2 (0.29%) Scala
Qualifications
1 42 (6.09%) Degree
2 6 (0.87%) Postgraduate
3 5 (0.72%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.29%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.14%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (17.39%) Accessibility
2 22 (3.19%) WCAG
3 21 (3.04%) QA
4 6 (0.87%) WAI
5 5 (0.72%) GDPR
6 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (3.62%) Docker
2 2 (0.29%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 24 (3.48%) Kubernetes
2 12 (1.74%) Terraform
3 4 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.29%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.14%) Grafana
Vendors
1 280 (40.58%) Adobe
2 50 (7.25%) Google
3 23 (3.33%) Apple
4 14 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (1.88%) Facebook
6 10 (1.45%) Microsoft
7 9 (1.30%) IBM
8 7 (1.01%) Netlify
8 7 (1.01%) Oracle
9 4 (0.58%) Cadence
9 4 (0.58%) Cognizant
9 4 (0.58%) HubSpot
9 4 (0.58%) Xceptor
10 3 (0.43%) Instagram
10 3 (0.43%) Sage
10 3 (0.43%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.43%) Twitter
11 2 (0.29%) Avid
11 2 (0.29%) Optimizely
12 1 (0.14%) Hotjar