Period
to 29 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Graphic Design in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Graphic Design over the 6 months to 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Graphic Design
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 864 728 922
Rank change year-on-year -136 +194 -19
Permanent jobs citing Graphic Design 131 64 194
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.093% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.26% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 71 49 157
10th Percentile £23,000 £19,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £30,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
75th Percentile £62,500 £50,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £64,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year - +19.40% -8.22%

Graphic Design is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 44,225 24,477 50,695
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.17% 35.47% 35.20%
Number of salaries quoted 26,825 19,485 38,769
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,986 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Graphic Design
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Graphic Design in the UK

Graphic Design
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Graphic Design.

Salary trend for Graphic Design in the UK

Graphic Design
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Graphic Design over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Graphic Design in the UK

Graphic Design
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graphic Design within the UK over the 6 months to 29 July 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 -100 120 £45,000 +12.50% 27
London -81 66 £60,000 +23.08% 11
UK excluding London -98 55 £40,000 - 19
Work from Home -231 21 £42,500 - 5
Midlands -70 18 £23,000 +6.98% 2
North of England -56 17 £45,000 +16.13% 4
East Midlands -33 15 £23,000 +6.98% 1
South East -83 12 £60,000 +20.00% 6
North West -44 10 £41,250 +50.00% 3
Yorkshire -70 7 £55,000 +37.50%
South West -83 4 £45,000 +125.00% 1
West Midlands -67 3 £35,000 - 1
East of England -34 2 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Scotland -69 1 £43,611 - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, IT jobs citing Graphic Design 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 Graphic Design.

1 67 (51.15%) User Experience
2 65 (49.62%) Adobe
3 58 (44.27%) CSS
3 58 (44.27%) HTML
4 54 (41.22%) JavaScript
5 52 (39.69%) Social Skills
6 40 (30.53%) Front End Development
7 39 (29.77%) Adobe Illustrator
8 38 (29.01%) Agile Software Development
9 35 (26.72%) Degree
10 30 (22.90%) Marketing
10 30 (22.90%) Photoshop
10 30 (22.90%) Sketch
11 24 (18.32%) Finance
12 23 (17.56%) Project Management
12 23 (17.56%) C#
12 23 (17.56%) React
12 23 (17.56%) Problem-Solving
13 22 (16.79%) Typography
14 20 (15.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 20 (15.27%) Wireframes
14 20 (15.27%) Web Development
15 19 (14.50%) AngularJS
15 19 (14.50%) InVision
15 19 (14.50%) User Research
16 17 (12.98%) Android
16 17 (12.98%) Apple iOS
16 17 (12.98%) Retail
16 17 (12.98%) MySQL
17 16 (12.21%) .NET

Graphic Design
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 7 (5.34%) WordPress
2 5 (3.82%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.05%) CMS
4 1 (0.76%) concrete5
4 1 (0.76%) Confluence
4 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.76%) IIS
Applications
1 39 (29.77%) Adobe Illustrator
2 30 (22.90%) Photoshop
2 30 (22.90%) Sketch
3 19 (14.50%) InVision
4 15 (11.45%) Adobe XD
5 13 (9.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 13 (9.92%) Figma
6 12 (9.16%) InDesign
7 10 (7.63%) Adobe After Effects
8 6 (4.58%) CINEMA 4D
8 6 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
9 5 (3.82%) Blender
9 5 (3.82%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.76%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.76%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.76%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.76%) Marvel
10 1 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.76%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.76%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.76%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 15 (11.45%) SaaS
3 7 (5.34%) Apple Pay
3 7 (5.34%) Google Pay
4 6 (4.58%) Amazon S3
4 6 (4.58%) AWS
5 5 (3.82%) CloudFront
5 5 (3.82%) Miro
6 3 (2.29%) MailChimp
7 2 (1.53%) Canva
8 1 (0.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.76%) Facebook Ads
8 1 (0.76%) Google Docs
8 1 (0.76%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.76%) Google Sheets
8 1 (0.76%) npm
8 1 (0.76%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.76%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.76%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.82%) Broadband
2 2 (1.53%) Internet
3 1 (0.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.98%) MySQL
2 10 (7.63%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.82%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (3.82%) Spatial Data
4 2 (1.53%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.53%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (9.16%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (4.58%) Axure RP
3 6 (4.58%) webpack
4 4 (3.05%) JIRA
4 4 (3.05%) Selenium
5 3 (2.29%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio Code
7 1 (0.76%) Balsamiq
7 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.76%) Postman
7 1 (0.76%) TeamCity
General
1 52 (39.69%) Social Skills
2 30 (22.90%) Marketing
3 24 (18.32%) Finance
4 17 (12.98%) Retail
5 13 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (6.87%) Advertising
7 8 (6.11%) Legal
8 7 (5.34%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 7 (5.34%) Organisational Skills
9 6 (4.58%) Public Sector
10 5 (3.82%) Games
11 3 (2.29%) Banking
11 3 (2.29%) Financial Institution
12 2 (1.53%) Local Government
12 2 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.76%) Automotive
13 1 (0.76%) Front Office
13 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.76%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 59 (45.04%) Developer
2 56 (42.75%) Designer
3 27 (20.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 27 (20.61%) UX Designer
4 15 (11.45%) Senior Developer
5 12 (9.16%) Full Stack Developer
5 12 (9.16%) Junior
6 11 (8.40%) Lead Developer
6 11 (8.40%) Web Developer
7 10 (7.63%) Senior Designer
8 9 (6.87%) UI Designer
9 8 (6.11%) Software Developer
10 7 (5.34%) Junior Developer
10 7 (5.34%) Senior Systems Developer
11 6 (4.58%) Graphic Designer
11 6 (4.58%) Interaction Designer
11 6 (4.58%) Junior Web Developer
11 6 (4.58%) Lead Designer
11 6 (4.58%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 6 (4.58%) UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (44.27%) CSS
1 58 (44.27%) HTML
2 23 (17.56%) React
3 19 (14.50%) AngularJS
4 16 (12.21%) .NET
5 14 (10.69%) jQuery
6 13 (9.92%) ASP.NET
6 13 (9.92%) REST
7 10 (7.63%) OAuth
7 10 (7.63%) OAuth2
7 10 (7.63%) Spring
7 10 (7.63%) Spring Boot
7 10 (7.63%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 10 (7.63%) WebSockets
8 8 (6.11%) Node.js
8 8 (6.11%) Unreal Engine
9 7 (5.34%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (5.34%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 7 (5.34%) JSON
9 7 (5.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (51.15%) User Experience
2 14 (10.69%) Mobile App
3 13 (9.92%) Social Media
4 10 (7.63%) BYOD
4 10 (7.63%) Hedge funds
4 10 (7.63%) Podcast
5 9 (6.87%) Motion Graphics
6 8 (6.11%) Animation
7 7 (5.34%) Smartphone
7 7 (5.34%) Video\Live Streaming
8 5 (3.82%) Augmented Reality
8 5 (3.82%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (3.05%) CUDA
9 4 (3.05%) NHS
10 3 (2.29%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (2.29%) Photography
10 3 (2.29%) Video Editing
11 2 (1.53%) e-Learning
11 2 (1.53%) Life Science
12 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (12.98%) Android
1 17 (12.98%) Apple iOS
2 8 (6.11%) Linux
3 7 (5.34%) Windows
4 3 (2.29%) Debian
5 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (30.53%) Front End Development
2 38 (29.01%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (17.56%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (17.56%) Project Management
4 22 (16.79%) Typography
5 20 (15.27%) Web Development
5 20 (15.27%) Wireframes
6 19 (14.50%) User Research
7 15 (11.45%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 14 (10.69%) Adaptive Web Design
9 13 (9.92%) Prototyping
10 12 (9.16%) Full Stack Development
11 11 (8.40%) Mentoring
11 11 (8.40%) SEO
12 10 (7.63%) Analytics
12 10 (7.63%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (7.63%) Data Governance
12 10 (7.63%) OOP
12 10 (7.63%) SDLC
12 10 (7.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 54 (41.22%) JavaScript
2 23 (17.56%) C#
3 16 (12.21%) TypeScript
4 11 (8.40%) Java
5 8 (6.11%) SQL
6 7 (5.34%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.05%) C++
7 4 (3.05%) Delphi
7 4 (3.05%) HLSL
7 4 (3.05%) PHP
8 3 (2.29%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.29%) Clojure
8 3 (2.29%) ClojureScript
8 3 (2.29%) ES6
8 3 (2.29%) Lisp
8 3 (2.29%) Perl
9 2 (1.53%) Python
10 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (26.72%) Degree
2 4 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.76%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.76%) PhD
3 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.34%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.58%) Accessibility
2 6 (4.58%) QA
3 2 (1.53%) Good Clinical Practice
System Software
1 1 (0.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.76%) Kubernetes
1 1 (0.76%) Rancher
Vendors
1 65 (49.62%) Adobe
2 7 (5.34%) Klarna
2 7 (5.34%) PayPal
2 7 (5.34%) WorldPay
3 5 (3.82%) Mapbox
4 4 (3.05%) HubSpot
5 3 (2.29%) Cadence
5 3 (2.29%) Facebook
5 3 (2.29%) Hootsuite
5 3 (2.29%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.29%) Twitter
6 2 (1.53%) YouTube
7 1 (0.76%) Apple
7 1 (0.76%) Google
7 1 (0.76%) Instagram
7 1 (0.76%) Liquidlogic
7 1 (0.76%) Monetate
7 1 (0.76%) Quark