Period
to 23 January 2019

The median annual salary for a Graphic Designer was £31,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1077 1096 1101
Rank change year-on-year +19 +5 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Graphic Designer 37 98 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.056% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.058% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 30 73 80
UK median annual salary £31,250 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £18,000 £20,150 £21,250
90th Percentile £45,125 £43,500 £46,275
UK excluding London median annual salary £23,000 £26,000 £27,000
% change year-on-year -11.54% -3.70% +1.89%

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 145,581 167,984 169,805
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.22% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 116,316 136,756 141,365
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 23 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Graphic Designer in the UK

Graphic Designer
Top 12 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 23 January 2019. 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 +17 28 £32,750 +9.17% 17
UK excluding London +29 22 £23,000 -11.54% 12
London +25 14 £35,000 +11.11% 7
Scotland +16 7 £23,000 - 1
South West +15 6 £18,000 -29.41%
East of England +31 3 £25,000 +25.00% 1
South East +3 3 £37,500 +27.12%
West Midlands +44 1 - - 1
Midlands +35 1 - - 3
North of England +22 1 - - 6
North West +21 1 - - 3
Wales +7 1 - - 1

Graphic Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 29 (78.38%) Adobe
2 23 (62.16%) Photoshop
3 22 (59.46%) Adobe Illustrator
4 20 (54.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 17 (45.95%) Social Media
6 16 (43.24%) Graphic Design
6 16 (43.24%) InDesign
7 14 (37.84%) Marketing
8 13 (35.14%) HTML
8 13 (35.14%) Typography
9 10 (27.03%) CSS
10 9 (24.32%) Photography
11 8 (21.62%) Degree
11 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
11 8 (21.62%) User Experience
12 7 (18.92%) HTML5
12 7 (18.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 7 (18.92%) Adobe Premiere
12 7 (18.92%) Dreamweaver
12 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Office
13 6 (16.22%) Retail
14 5 (13.51%) Web Design
14 5 (13.51%) Fireworks
14 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
14 5 (13.51%) Flash
14 5 (13.51%) XHTML
14 5 (13.51%) Brand Management
14 5 (13.51%) Online Marketing
14 5 (13.51%) Email Marketing
14 5 (13.51%) Adobe After Effects

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 1 (2.70%) CMS
Applications
1 23 (62.16%) Photoshop
2 22 (59.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 20 (54.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 16 (43.24%) InDesign
5 7 (18.92%) Adobe Premiere
5 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (13.51%) Adobe After Effects
6 5 (13.51%) Fireworks
7 2 (5.41%) InVision
7 2 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (5.41%) MS Visio
8 1 (2.70%) Acrobat
8 1 (2.70%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (2.70%) Edge Animate
8 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
8 1 (2.70%) Snapchat
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Dreamweaver
General
1 14 (37.84%) Marketing
2 6 (16.22%) Retail
3 4 (10.81%) Advertising
4 2 (5.41%) Games
4 2 (5.41%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.70%) Billing
5 1 (2.70%) Brand Awareness
5 1 (2.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) HTML
2 10 (27.03%) CSS
3 7 (18.92%) HTML5
4 5 (13.51%) Flash
4 5 (13.51%) XHTML
5 1 (2.70%) Apache Flex
5 1 (2.70%) DWR
Miscellaneous
1 17 (45.95%) Social Media
2 16 (43.24%) Graphic Design
3 9 (24.32%) Photography
4 8 (21.62%) User Experience
5 4 (10.81%) Motion Graphics
6 3 (8.11%) Animation
6 3 (8.11%) Video Editing
7 2 (5.41%) Digital Media
7 2 (5.41%) Fintech
8 1 (2.70%) 3D Printing
8 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (2.70%) Oculus Rift
8 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
1 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Typography
2 5 (13.51%) Brand Management
2 5 (13.51%) Email Marketing
2 5 (13.51%) Online Marketing
2 5 (13.51%) Web Design
3 3 (8.11%) Front End Development
3 3 (8.11%) Visualisation
4 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.41%) B2B
4 2 (5.41%) B2C
4 2 (5.41%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (5.41%) Infographics
4 2 (5.41%) Pay per click
4 2 (5.41%) Web Development
5 1 (2.70%) Business Development
5 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.70%) Information Architecture
5 1 (2.70%) Project Management
5 1 (2.70%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (78.38%) Adobe
2 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.41%) Facebook
4 1 (2.70%) Apple
4 1 (2.70%) Sony