The median annual salary for a Graphic Designer was £25,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

Graphics Designer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 826 862 889
Rank change year-on-year +36 +27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graphic Designer 64 70 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.071% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.074% 0.088%
Number of salaries quoted 59 55 69
Median salary £25,000 £29,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.79% -3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,700 £20,500 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £22,500 £29,750 £27,750
% change year-on-year -24.36% +7.20%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Graphic Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Graphic Designer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Graphic Designer in the UK

Graphic Designer
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 61 £25,000 -13.79% 10
London +32 19 £31,250 +27.55% 3
East of England -9 16 £22,500 -33.82% 3
Hertfordshire +3 14 £22,500 -33.82% 1
South East +34 11 £28,000 -3.44% 1
St Albans - 8 £22,500 -
Yorkshire +4 6 £16,000 -50.76%
Surrey - 5 £25,000 -
Hemel Hempstead +7 4 £21,500 - 1
North West -38 4 £25,000 - 3
Berkshire +22 3 £34,000 +14.28% 1
Hampshire +16 3 £30,000 +9.09%
Slough +4 3 £34,000 +14.28%
Manchester -32 3 - -
City of London +32 2 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Fareham +21 2 £30,000 +9.09%
South West -7 2 £18,250 -39.16%
Bedfordshire - 2 £22,250 - 1
Bedford - 2 £22,250 - 1
Nottingham - 2 £19,500 -
East Midlands - 2 £19,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £19,500 -
West Yorkshire +11 1 £27,500 -15.38%
West Midlands +7 1 £22,500 -
Leeds +7 1 £27,500 -15.38%
Cheshire -29 1 £25,000 +4.16%
Devon - 1 £19,000 -
Cornwall - 1 £17,500 -
Solihull - 1 £22,500 -
Warrington - 1 £25,000 -

Graphic Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Graphic Designer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Graphic Designer in the job title.

1 77 (65.81%) Adobe
2 76 (64.96%) Photoshop
3 69 (58.97%) Marketing
4 65 (55.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 40 (34.19%) Graphic Design
6 39 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 38 (32.48%) HTML
8 32 (27.35%) User Experience
9 30 (25.64%) InDesign
10 29 (24.79%) CSS
11 25 (21.37%) Animation
12 24 (20.51%) Adobe After Effects
13 23 (19.66%) Degree
14 21 (17.95%) Motion Graphics
15 20 (17.09%) Time Management
16 19 (16.24%) Typography
17 17 (14.53%) Web Design
18 14 (11.97%) CINEMA 4D
19 13 (11.11%) JavaScript
19 13 (11.11%) Social Media
20 12 (10.26%) Advertising
21 10 (8.55%) Microsoft Office
21 10 (8.55%) Digital Media
22 9 (7.69%) Post-Production
23 8 (6.84%) NUKE
23 8 (6.84%) Texturing
23 8 (6.84%) jQuery
23 8 (6.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
23 8 (6.84%) Houdini
24 7 (5.98%) Microsoft

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 5 (4.27%) CMS
2 1 (0.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 76 (64.96%) Photoshop
2 65 (55.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 39 (33.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 30 (25.64%) InDesign
5 24 (20.51%) Adobe After Effects
6 14 (11.97%) CINEMA 4D
7 10 (8.55%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (6.84%) Houdini
8 8 (6.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 8 (6.84%) NUKE
9 5 (4.27%) Adobe Premiere
10 3 (2.56%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (2.56%) GIMP
10 3 (2.56%) Inkscape
11 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
12 1 (0.85%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.85%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.85%) MailChimp
2 1 (0.85%) Trello
Development Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (3.42%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.56%) Sublime Text
4 2 (1.71%) gulp
5 1 (0.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 69 (58.97%) Marketing
2 12 (10.26%) Advertising
3 6 (5.13%) Games
4 4 (3.42%) Multimedia
4 4 (3.42%) Publishing
4 4 (3.42%) Retail
5 2 (1.71%) Finance
6 1 (0.85%) Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (32.48%) HTML
2 29 (24.79%) CSS
3 8 (6.84%) jQuery
4 5 (4.27%) HTML5
5 3 (2.56%) CSS3
5 3 (2.56%) SVG
5 3 (2.56%) XML
6 2 (1.71%) JSON
6 2 (1.71%) LESS
6 2 (1.71%) Sass
6 2 (1.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.85%) Flash
7 1 (0.85%) V-Ray
Miscellaneous
1 40 (34.19%) Graphic Design
2 32 (27.35%) User Experience
3 25 (21.37%) Animation
4 21 (17.95%) Motion Graphics
5 13 (11.11%) Social Media
6 10 (8.55%) Digital Media
7 6 (5.13%) Photography
8 5 (4.27%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (3.42%) Video Editing
10 3 (2.56%) iPad
10 3 (2.56%) Mobile App
10 3 (2.56%) Vector Graphics
11 2 (1.71%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (1.71%) Mobile Games
11 2 (1.71%) Online Games
12 1 (0.85%) e-Learning
12 1 (0.85%) New Media
12 1 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.56%) Linux
1 3 (2.56%) Mac OS X
2 2 (1.71%) Android
2 2 (1.71%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.09%) Time Management
2 19 (16.24%) Typography
3 17 (14.53%) Web Design
4 9 (7.69%) Post-Production
5 8 (6.84%) Texturing
6 7 (5.98%) Digital Marketing
6 7 (5.98%) Front End Development
7 6 (5.13%) 3D Animation
7 6 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.13%) Copywriting
7 6 (5.13%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 6 (5.13%) Web Development
7 6 (5.13%) Wireframes
8 5 (4.27%) B2B
8 5 (4.27%) Infographics
9 4 (3.42%) B2C
9 4 (3.42%) E-Commerce
9 4 (3.42%) Visualisation
10 3 (2.56%) Mathematics
10 3 (2.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.71%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.71%) Perl
2 2 (1.71%) Python
2 2 (1.71%) Ruby
3 1 (0.85%) C
3 1 (0.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (19.66%) Degree
Vendors
1 77 (65.81%) Adobe
2 7 (5.98%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.71%) Facebook
4 1 (0.85%) Apple
4 1 (0.85%) EMC
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Posted: 22 hours ago
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum + and additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford
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Salary: £19500 - £25500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £25000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £18000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
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Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
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Salary: 25 days holiday plus a discretionary 10% company performance bonus
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