Period
to 16 November 2018

The median annual salary for a Graphic Designer was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Graphics Designer
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1117 1104 1149
Rank change year-on-year -13 +45 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Graphic Designer 36 101 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.056% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.058% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 31 82 72
UK median annual salary £25,000 £29,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.25% -1.67% +1.69%
10th Percentile £18,000 £19,750 £20,775
90th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £39,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £22,500 £25,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% -16.67% +7.14%

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 156,321 172,939 184,186
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 95.95% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 125,851 138,722 154,134
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

Graphic Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Graphic Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Graphic Designer in the UK

Graphic Designer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Graphic Designer.

Salary trend for Graphic Designer in the UK

Graphic Designer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Graphic Designer over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Graphic Designer in the UK

Graphic Designer
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Graphic Designer within the UK over the 6 months to 16 November 2018. 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 -6 35 £25,000 -15.25% 11
UK excluding London -2 23 £22,500 -10.00% 7
London +14 13 £35,500 +12.70% 4
East of England +20 9 £24,250 +12.79%
South West +7 6 £18,000 -23.40% 1
South East +17 4 £29,500 -13.24% 1
North of England +23 2 £25,500 +2.00% 3
North West +9 2 £25,500 -2.86%
West Midlands +23 1 - -
Midlands +18 1 - - 2
Wales +6 1 - -

Graphic Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 November 2018, Graphic 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 Graphic Designer in the job title.

1 26 (72.22%) Photoshop
1 26 (72.22%) Adobe
2 24 (66.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 20 (55.56%) Graphic Design
4 17 (47.22%) Marketing
5 16 (44.44%) HTML
6 14 (38.89%) Social Media
7 13 (36.11%) CSS
7 13 (36.11%) InDesign
7 13 (36.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 12 (33.33%) Typography
9 9 (25.00%) Dreamweaver
9 9 (25.00%) Photography
10 8 (22.22%) Degree
10 8 (22.22%) Retail
10 8 (22.22%) HTML5
11 7 (19.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 7 (19.44%) Animation
12 6 (16.67%) Adobe After Effects
12 6 (16.67%) Web Design
12 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 6 (16.67%) XHTML
12 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
12 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
12 6 (16.67%) User Experience
13 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
13 5 (13.89%) Flash
13 5 (13.89%) Fireworks
13 5 (13.89%) Advertising
13 5 (13.89%) Adobe Premiere

Graphic 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 2 (5.56%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 26 (72.22%) Photoshop
2 24 (66.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (36.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 13 (36.11%) InDesign
4 6 (16.67%) Adobe After Effects
5 5 (13.89%) Adobe Premiere
5 5 (13.89%) Fireworks
5 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (5.56%) Snapchat
7 1 (2.78%) Acrobat
7 1 (2.78%) CINEMA 4D
7 1 (2.78%) InVision
7 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (2.78%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 9 (25.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 17 (47.22%) Marketing
2 8 (22.22%) Retail
3 5 (13.89%) Advertising
4 3 (8.33%) Games
5 2 (5.56%) Multimedia
6 1 (2.78%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (2.78%) Finance
6 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (44.44%) HTML
2 13 (36.11%) CSS
3 8 (22.22%) HTML5
4 6 (16.67%) XHTML
5 5 (13.89%) Flash
6 1 (2.78%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 20 (55.56%) Graphic Design
2 14 (38.89%) Social Media
3 9 (25.00%) Photography
4 7 (19.44%) Animation
5 6 (16.67%) User Experience
6 5 (13.89%) Motion Graphics
7 2 (5.56%) Fintech
7 2 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (2.78%) 3D Printing
8 1 (2.78%) Digital Media
8 1 (2.78%) Oculus Rift
8 1 (2.78%) Vector Graphics
8 1 (2.78%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Typography
2 6 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 6 (16.67%) Web Design
3 5 (13.89%) Brand Management
3 5 (13.89%) Email Marketing
3 5 (13.89%) Online Marketing
4 4 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.33%) Visualisation
5 3 (8.33%) Web Development
6 2 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (5.56%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.56%) Pay per click
6 2 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.56%) SEO
6 2 (5.56%) Wireframes
7 1 (2.78%) Business Development
7 1 (2.78%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.78%) Project Management
7 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.78%) C
2 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Vendors
1 26 (72.22%) Adobe
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) Facebook
4 2 (5.56%) Google
5 1 (2.78%) Apple
5 1 (2.78%) Sony