Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Graphic Design
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 742 850 896
Rank change year-on-year +108 +46 -37
Permanent jobs citing Graphic Design 125 126 235
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.29% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 81 106 191
10th Percentile £23,000 £19,000 £21,583
25th Percentile £30,000 £31,000 £29,292
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +26.67% - -6.25%
75th Percentile £62,500 £52,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £86,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +11.94% +3.08%

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 34,097 42,814 59,659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.47% 39.43% 40.17%
Number of salaries quoted 24,092 33,464 45,339
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,700 £29,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £39,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 21 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Graphic Design in the UK

Graphic Design
Top 14 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 21 April 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 +115 115 £45,000 +20.00% 19
UK excluding London +92 68 £40,000 +6.67% 12
London +77 47 £55,000 +46.67% 7
North of England +36 26 £48,750 +34.48% 3
Midlands +49 24 £23,000 +6.98% 3
East Midlands +31 21 £23,000 +6.98%
Yorkshire +9 17 £55,000 +37.50%
Work from Home -139 14 £45,000 +28.57% 4
South East +86 10 £60,000 +20.00% 1
North West +47 9 £41,250 +50.00% 3
South West -6 5 £55,000 +175.00% 5
West Midlands +18 3 £25,000 -50.00% 3
Scotland - 2 £43,611 -
East of England +60 1 £25,000 -35.48%

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 63 (50.40%) HTML
2 62 (49.60%) Adobe
2 62 (49.60%) User Experience
3 58 (46.40%) CSS
4 46 (36.80%) JavaScript
5 45 (36.00%) Adobe Illustrator
6 31 (24.80%) Front End Development
7 28 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (21.60%) Degree
9 25 (20.00%) Marketing
10 24 (19.20%) Typography
11 23 (18.40%) Web Design
12 22 (17.60%) C#
12 22 (17.60%) Photoshop
13 21 (16.80%) jQuery
14 19 (15.20%) Wireframes
14 19 (15.20%) Web Development
15 17 (13.60%) TDD
15 17 (13.60%) .NET
16 16 (12.80%) Sketch
17 15 (12.00%) Design Thinking
17 15 (12.00%) Motion Graphics
17 15 (12.00%) Adaptive Web Design
17 15 (12.00%) ASP.NET
18 14 (11.20%) E-Commerce
18 14 (11.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 14 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
19 13 (10.40%) Prototyping
19 13 (10.40%) Social Media
19 13 (10.40%) SEO

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 8 (6.40%) WordPress
2 6 (4.80%) CMS
3 3 (2.40%) Confluence
4 1 (0.80%) concrete5
4 1 (0.80%) Drupal
4 1 (0.80%) IIS
4 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 45 (36.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 22 (17.60%) Photoshop
3 16 (12.80%) Sketch
4 14 (11.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 12 (9.60%) Microsoft Office
6 11 (8.80%) Figma
6 11 (8.80%) InDesign
7 10 (8.00%) Adobe After Effects
8 9 (7.20%) InVision
9 7 (5.60%) Adobe XD
10 6 (4.80%) CINEMA 4D
11 5 (4.00%) Acrobat
11 5 (4.00%) Blender
11 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
12 4 (3.20%) Adobe Premiere
12 4 (3.20%) FrameMaker
12 4 (3.20%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 4 (3.20%) PTC Creo
12 4 (3.20%) SOLIDWORKS
13 2 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Shopify
2 3 (2.40%) Magento
3 1 (0.80%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.80%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 4 (3.20%) Apple Pay
2 4 (3.20%) Google Pay
3 3 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (2.40%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (2.40%) Power Platform
3 3 (2.40%) PowerApps
4 2 (1.60%) Canva
4 2 (1.60%) MailChimp
4 2 (1.60%) SaaS
5 1 (0.80%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.00%) Broadband
2 1 (0.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.60%) MySQL
2 3 (2.40%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.40%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (7.20%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.60%) JIRA
3 5 (4.00%) Selenium
4 4 (3.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.40%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.40%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (0.80%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.80%) Grunt
General
1 25 (20.00%) Marketing
2 10 (8.00%) Legal
2 10 (8.00%) Public Sector
3 7 (5.60%) Finance
3 7 (5.60%) Games
4 6 (4.80%) Advertising
5 5 (4.00%) Publishing
5 5 (4.00%) Retail
6 4 (3.20%) Aerospace
6 4 (3.20%) Military
7 3 (2.40%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.60%) Banking
8 2 (1.60%) iGaming
8 2 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.80%) Back Office
9 1 (0.80%) Law
9 1 (0.80%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 45 (36.00%) Developer
2 44 (35.20%) Designer
3 20 (16.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 17 (13.60%) Junior
5 16 (12.80%) UX Designer
6 13 (10.40%) Web Developer
7 12 (9.60%) Junior Developer
8 11 (8.80%) Junior Web Developer
9 9 (7.20%) Lead Designer
10 8 (6.40%) Senior Developer
11 7 (5.60%) UI Designer
12 6 (4.80%) Consultant
12 6 (4.80%) Interaction Designer
12 6 (4.80%) UI/UX Designer
13 5 (4.00%) Digital Designer
13 5 (4.00%) Graduate
13 5 (4.00%) Graphic Designer
13 5 (4.00%) Junior Designer
13 5 (4.00%) User Experience Manager
14 4 (3.20%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (50.40%) HTML
2 58 (46.40%) CSS
3 21 (16.80%) jQuery
4 17 (13.60%) .NET
5 15 (12.00%) ASP.NET
6 12 (9.60%) AngularJS
7 11 (8.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 9 (7.20%) XML
9 7 (5.60%) JSON
10 6 (4.80%) Vue.js
11 5 (4.00%) HTML5
11 5 (4.00%) React
11 5 (4.00%) Sass
11 5 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (4.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 5 (4.00%) Unreal Engine
12 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (3.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 4 (3.20%) CSS3
13 2 (1.60%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 62 (49.60%) User Experience
2 15 (12.00%) Motion Graphics
3 13 (10.40%) Social Media
4 11 (8.80%) Mobile App
4 11 (8.80%) Smartphone
5 8 (6.40%) Animation
6 7 (5.60%) NHS
6 7 (5.60%) Organisational Skills
7 5 (4.00%) Podcast
7 5 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (2.40%) Digital Media
9 3 (2.40%) Video Editing
10 2 (1.60%) Online Games
11 1 (0.80%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.80%) Life Science
11 1 (0.80%) New Media
11 1 (0.80%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.20%) Android
1 9 (7.20%) Apple iOS
2 7 (5.60%) Linux
3 5 (4.00%) Debian
4 4 (3.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.80%) Front End Development
2 28 (22.40%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (19.20%) Typography
4 23 (18.40%) Web Design
5 19 (15.20%) Web Development
5 19 (15.20%) Wireframes
6 17 (13.60%) TDD
7 15 (12.00%) Adaptive Web Design
7 15 (12.00%) Design Thinking
8 14 (11.20%) E-Commerce
8 14 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (10.40%) Prototyping
9 13 (10.40%) SEO
10 12 (9.60%) BDD
10 12 (9.60%) Responsive Web Design
10 12 (9.60%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 11 (8.80%) SDLC
12 10 (8.00%) Project Management
12 10 (8.00%) Use Case
13 9 (7.20%) Psychology
Programming Languages
1 46 (36.80%) JavaScript
2 22 (17.60%) C#
3 7 (5.60%) PHP
4 6 (4.80%) SQL
5 5 (4.00%) Perl
6 4 (3.20%) Delphi
6 4 (3.20%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.40%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.80%) Clojure
8 1 (0.80%) ClojureScript
8 1 (0.80%) ES6
8 1 (0.80%) Java
8 1 (0.80%) Lisp
8 1 (0.80%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (21.60%) Degree
2 7 (5.60%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.00%) QA
2 4 (3.20%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.60%) Good Clinical Practice
Vendors
1 62 (49.60%) Adobe
2 10 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.20%) Klarna
3 4 (3.20%) PayPal
3 4 (3.20%) PTC
3 4 (3.20%) SAP
3 4 (3.20%) WorldPay
4 3 (2.40%) Facebook
4 3 (2.40%) Google
4 3 (2.40%) Intel
4 3 (2.40%) Twitter
5 2 (1.60%) Hootsuite
5 2 (1.60%) YouTube
6 1 (0.80%) HubSpot
6 1 (0.80%) Liquidlogic
6 1 (0.80%) Monetate
6 1 (0.80%) Quark