The median annual salary for a Graphic Designer was £27,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 811 899 875
Rank change year-on-year +88 -24  
Permanent jobs requiring a Graphic Designer 53 50 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.063% 0.048% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.050% 0.073%
Number of salaries quoted 45 37 52
Median salary £27,000 £25,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,900 £20,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £34,500 £34,500
UK excluding London median salary £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +6.00% -  

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 81427 99650 104367
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67614 83405 85224
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +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 March 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 March 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 +92 51 £26,500 +6.00% 12
London +78 11 £35,000 +18.64% 2
North West -4 11 £26,500 +8.16% 1
East of England +31 10 £32,500 +18.18% 2
South West +30 8 £32,500 +30.00% 2
Hertfordshire +27 8 £25,000 +16.27% 1
South East +56 6 £20,250 -19.00% 3
Manchester -18 6 £26,500 -3.63% 1
Gloucestershire - 6 £32,500 -
Stevenage - 6 £34,000 -
Buckinghamshire +16 3 £18,000 -28.00% 1
East Midlands -1 3 £26,500 +6.00% 1
Chesham - 3 £18,000 -
West Yorkshire +33 2 £23,000 +21.05%
Yorkshire +21 2 £23,000 +21.05%
Essex +16 2 £40,000 +45.45%
Liverpool +5 2 £27,000 +10.20%
Merseyside -2 2 £27,000 +10.20%
Leicestershire - 2 £26,500 -
Lancashire - 2 £19,500 -
Leicester - 2 £26,500 -
Leeds - 2 £23,000 -
Cheadle - 2 £26,500 -
Colchester - 2 £40,000 -
St Albans - 2 £22,500 - 1
Berkshire +38 1 £22,500 -16.66%
Scotland +24 1 £30,000 -6.25%
Hampshire +17 1 £29,000 -3.33% 1
Wiltshire +15 1 £25,702 -14.32% 1
Lincolnshire 0 1 £26,500 -

Graphic Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 80 (73.39%) Photoshop
2 71 (65.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 65 (59.63%) Marketing
4 62 (56.88%) Adobe
5 51 (46.79%) HTML
6 45 (41.28%) Graphic Design
7 41 (37.61%) InDesign
8 38 (34.86%) CSS
9 31 (28.44%) Degree
9 31 (28.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 25 (22.94%) Web Design
11 22 (20.18%) JavaScript
12 18 (16.51%) User Experience
13 17 (15.60%) Adobe After Effects
14 16 (14.68%) Typography
15 15 (13.76%) Dreamweaver
16 14 (12.84%) Advertising
16 14 (12.84%) Animation
17 12 (11.01%) Games
17 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
18 11 (10.09%) E-Commerce
18 11 (10.09%) Time Management
19 10 (9.17%) HTML5
19 10 (9.17%) Motion Graphics
19 10 (9.17%) MS PowerPoint
19 10 (9.17%) CINEMA 4D
20 9 (8.26%) Mobile App
20 9 (8.26%) WordPress
20 9 (8.26%) jQuery
20 9 (8.26%) Post-Production

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 9 (8.26%) WordPress
2 1 (0.92%) CMS
2 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 80 (73.39%) Photoshop
2 71 (65.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 41 (37.61%) InDesign
4 31 (28.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 17 (15.60%) Adobe After Effects
6 10 (9.17%) CINEMA 4D
6 10 (9.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (6.42%) MS Office
8 6 (5.50%) Houdini
8 6 (5.50%) MS Excel
8 6 (5.50%) NUKE
9 4 (3.67%) Acrobat
9 4 (3.67%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (1.83%) Edge Animate
10 2 (1.83%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.92%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (1.83%) MailChimp
2 2 (1.83%) SaaS
3 1 (0.92%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.92%) Big Data
1 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (13.76%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (1.83%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.83%) gulp
3 1 (0.92%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (0.92%) Expression Studio
3 1 (0.92%) FrontPage
3 1 (0.92%) JIRA
3 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 65 (59.63%) Marketing
2 14 (12.84%) Advertising
3 12 (11.01%) Games
4 4 (3.67%) French Language
4 4 (3.67%) German Language
4 4 (3.67%) Russian Language
5 3 (2.75%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.75%) Publishing
5 3 (2.75%) Retail
6 2 (1.83%) Finance
6 2 (1.83%) Legal
6 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.92%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (46.79%) HTML
2 38 (34.86%) CSS
3 10 (9.17%) HTML5
4 9 (8.26%) jQuery
5 7 (6.42%) CSS3
6 6 (5.50%) Flash
7 5 (4.59%) XHTML
8 2 (1.83%) JSON
8 2 (1.83%) LESS
8 2 (1.83%) Sass
8 2 (1.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.92%) V-Ray
Miscellaneous
1 45 (41.28%) Graphic Design
2 18 (16.51%) User Experience
3 14 (12.84%) Animation
4 10 (9.17%) Motion Graphics
5 9 (8.26%) Mobile App
6 8 (7.34%) iPad
6 8 (7.34%) Photography
7 5 (4.59%) iPhone
8 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.67%) Data Centre
8 4 (3.67%) Digital Media
8 4 (3.67%) Robotics
8 4 (3.67%) Social Media
9 2 (1.83%) 3D Graphics
9 2 (1.83%) FMCG
9 2 (1.83%) Video Editing
9 2 (1.83%) W3C
10 1 (0.92%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.92%) NHS
10 1 (0.92%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.59%) Android
2 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.83%) Mac OS
3 1 (0.92%) Windows
3 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.94%) Web Design
2 16 (14.68%) Typography
3 11 (10.09%) E-Commerce
3 11 (10.09%) Time Management
4 9 (8.26%) Post-Production
5 8 (7.34%) Digital Marketing
6 7 (6.42%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
6 7 (6.42%) Infographics
6 7 (6.42%) Web Development
6 7 (6.42%) Wireframes
7 6 (5.50%) 3D Animation
7 6 (5.50%) Texturing
8 5 (4.59%) B2B
8 5 (4.59%) SEO
8 5 (4.59%) Visualisation
9 4 (3.67%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.67%) Artificial Intelligence
9 4 (3.67%) Data Protection
9 4 (3.67%) Deep Learning
9 4 (3.67%) Email Marketing
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.18%) JavaScript
2 6 (5.50%) SQL
3 5 (4.59%) PHP
4 1 (0.92%) ActionScript
4 1 (0.92%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 31 (28.44%) Degree
2 1 (0.92%) A+ Certification
2 1 (0.92%) MCSA
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 62 (56.88%) Adobe
2 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.75%) Apple
4 1 (0.92%) Facebook
4 1 (0.92%) Twitter
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Searchability
Posted: 18 hours ago
Fareham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £14000.00 - £16000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Torquay, Devon
Webrecruit
Salary: £18,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckingham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Premier Media
Posted: 6 days ago
Trowbridge
Networx
Salary: £23,262 - £28,142
Posted: 12 days ago
Leighton Buzzard
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Haywards Heath
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago