Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Graphic Designer was £29,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1086 1128 1110
Rank change year-on-year +42 -18 +31
Permanent jobs requiring a Graphic Designer 103 91 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.049% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.050% 0.095%
Number of salaries quoted 85 69 164
UK median annual salary £29,500 £30,000 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.67% +1.69% +7.27%
10th Percentile £19,750 £20,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £42,500 £40,150 £42,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £30,000 £27,750
% change year-on-year -16.67% +8.11% +18.09%

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

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 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Graphic Designer in the UK

Graphic Designer
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 Designer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 +62 99 £29,500 -1.67% 17
UK excluding London +31 64 £25,000 -16.67% 14
London +11 39 £31,500 - 4
South East +34 21 £34,000 +13.33% 2
East of England +1 14 £21,500 -34.57% 2
North of England +17 11 £25,000 +8.69% 4
Midlands +15 8 £22,250 - 4
South West +13 6 £23,500 -24.80% 1
North West -7 6 £27,500 +19.57% 2
East Midlands +28 4 £20,000 -9.09% 2
West Midlands +9 4 £22,500 - 2
Yorkshire - 4 £25,000 - 1
Wales +10 3 - -
Scotland -19 1 £26,000 - 1
North East - 1 £27,500 - 1

Graphic Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 63 (61.17%) Adobe
2 60 (58.25%) Photoshop
3 58 (56.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 40 (38.83%) Graphic Design
5 35 (33.98%) Marketing
6 33 (32.04%) HTML
7 30 (29.13%) CSS
8 26 (25.24%) InDesign
9 21 (20.39%) Animation
9 21 (20.39%) Social Media
9 21 (20.39%) User Experience
10 20 (19.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 20 (19.42%) Adobe After Effects
11 18 (17.48%) Web Design
12 16 (15.53%) Degree
12 16 (15.53%) Motion Graphics
13 14 (13.59%) Typography
14 12 (11.65%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 12 (11.65%) Creative Thinking
15 10 (9.71%) Adobe Premiere
15 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
16 8 (7.77%) 3D Graphics
16 8 (7.77%) CINEMA 4D
17 7 (6.80%) Games
17 7 (6.80%) Advertising
17 7 (6.80%) Mac OS X
17 7 (6.80%) Infographics
17 7 (6.80%) Visualisation
17 7 (6.80%) Video Editing
17 7 (6.80%) Email Marketing

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 3 (2.91%) CMS
1 3 (2.91%) WordPress
2 1 (0.97%) IIS
2 1 (0.97%) Moodle
2 1 (0.97%) Totara
2 1 (0.97%) Umbraco
Applications
1 60 (58.25%) Photoshop
2 58 (56.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 26 (25.24%) InDesign
4 20 (19.42%) Adobe After Effects
4 20 (19.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (9.71%) Adobe Premiere
6 8 (7.77%) CINEMA 4D
7 3 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (1.94%) GIMP
8 2 (1.94%) Inkscape
9 1 (0.97%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.97%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.97%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.97%) Houdini
9 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
9 1 (0.97%) NUKE
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.65%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.97%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.97%) MailChimp
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Dreamweaver
1 2 (1.94%) Sublime Text
2 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (33.98%) Marketing
2 7 (6.80%) Advertising
2 7 (6.80%) Games
3 6 (5.83%) Finance
4 5 (4.85%) Retail
5 2 (1.94%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.94%) Publishing
6 1 (0.97%) Banking
6 1 (0.97%) Digital Economy
6 1 (0.97%) Interactive Media
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (32.04%) HTML
2 30 (29.13%) CSS
3 3 (2.91%) XML
4 2 (1.94%) HTML5
4 2 (1.94%) SVG
5 1 (0.97%) .NET
5 1 (0.97%) Ajax
5 1 (0.97%) Flash
5 1 (0.97%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 40 (38.83%) Graphic Design
2 21 (20.39%) Animation
2 21 (20.39%) Social Media
2 21 (20.39%) User Experience
3 16 (15.53%) Motion Graphics
4 8 (7.77%) 3D Graphics
5 7 (6.80%) Video Editing
6 4 (3.88%) e-Learning
6 4 (3.88%) NHS
7 3 (2.91%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.94%) Blog
8 2 (1.94%) Vector Graphics
9 1 (0.97%) Fintech
9 1 (0.97%) FMCG
9 1 (0.97%) iPad
9 1 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.97%) Online Games
9 1 (0.97%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.80%) Mac OS X
2 2 (1.94%) Linux
3 1 (0.97%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.48%) Web Design
2 14 (13.59%) Typography
3 12 (11.65%) Creative Thinking
4 7 (6.80%) Email Marketing
4 7 (6.80%) Infographics
4 7 (6.80%) Visualisation
5 5 (4.85%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (4.85%) Online Marketing
5 5 (4.85%) Wireframes
6 4 (3.88%) Content Development
6 4 (3.88%) SEO
7 3 (2.91%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (2.91%) Data Visualisation
7 3 (2.91%) Mathematics
7 3 (2.91%) Time Management
7 3 (2.91%) Web Development
8 2 (1.94%) Customer Acquisition
8 2 (1.94%) Innovative Thinking
8 2 (1.94%) Prototyping
8 2 (1.94%) Social Media Marketing
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.71%) JavaScript
2 5 (4.85%) PHP
3 2 (1.94%) Java
4 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.97%) C
4 1 (0.97%) C#
4 1 (0.97%) Perl
4 1 (0.97%) Python
4 1 (0.97%) Ruby
4 1 (0.97%) SQL
4 1 (0.97%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (15.53%) Degree
Vendors
1 63 (61.17%) Adobe
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.97%) Google