Period
to 27 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Head of User Experience was £82,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

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

Head of UX
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1175 1213 1270
Rank change year-on-year +38 +57 +34
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of User Experience 23 42 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.021% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.022% 0.013%
Number of salaries quoted 19 39 24
UK median annual salary £82,500 £87,500 £82,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.71% +6.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £59,000 £45,750 £59,750
90th Percentile £106,000 £100,000 £112,575
UK excluding London median annual salary £67,500 £32,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +107.69% -40.91% -

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 170306 194673 213134
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.98% 96.48% 96.54%
Number of salaries quoted 138391 163597 174752
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Head of User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Head of User Experience in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Head of User Experience in the UK

Head of User Experience
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Head of User Experience.

Salary trend for Head of User Experience in the UK

Head of User Experience
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Head of User Experience over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of User Experience in the UK

Head of User Experience
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Head of User Experience within the UK over the 6 months to 27 July 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 +58 22 £81,250 -7.14% 6
London +25 17 £85,000 -4.23% 4
UK excluding London +88 6 £67,500 +107.69% 2
North of England 0 3 £50,000 - 1
North West -26 3 £50,000 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £67,500 -
Midlands - 2 £67,500 -
Scotland - 1 £100,000 -

Head of User Experience Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, Head of User Experience 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 Head of User Experience in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) User Experience
2 10 (43.48%) E-Commerce
3 8 (34.78%) Prototyping
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (26.09%) Analytics
5 6 (26.09%) Wireframes
6 5 (21.74%) Information Architecture
6 5 (21.74%) Marketing
7 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
7 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
7 4 (17.39%) Finance
8 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (13.04%) Adobe
8 3 (13.04%) Axure RP
8 3 (13.04%) Fintech
8 3 (13.04%) Personalization
9 2 (8.70%) A/B Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Service Design
9 2 (8.70%) Scrum
9 2 (8.70%) Online Marketing
9 2 (8.70%) Product Management
9 2 (8.70%) Usability Testing
9 2 (8.70%) Electronics
9 2 (8.70%) SEO
9 2 (8.70%) Retail
9 2 (8.70%) Content Management
9 2 (8.70%) Information Management
9 2 (8.70%) Pay per click
10 1 (4.35%) CMS
10 1 (4.35%) Games

Head of User Experience 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 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (4.35%) Flinto
1 1 (4.35%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (21.74%) Marketing
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Electronics
3 2 (8.70%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) CSS
1 1 (4.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (100.00%) User Experience
2 4 (17.39%) Mobile App
3 3 (13.04%) Fintech
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) E-Commerce
2 8 (34.78%) Prototyping
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (26.09%) Analytics
4 6 (26.09%) Wireframes
5 5 (21.74%) Information Architecture
6 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
7 3 (13.04%) Personalization
7 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.70%) A/B Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Content Management
8 2 (8.70%) Information Management
8 2 (8.70%) Online Marketing
8 2 (8.70%) Pay per click
8 2 (8.70%) Product Management
8 2 (8.70%) Scrum
8 2 (8.70%) SEO
8 2 (8.70%) Service Design
8 2 (8.70%) Usability Testing
9 1 (4.35%) Data Visualisation
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Adobe
London
Client Server
Salary: £70000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Consult Resolute Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum £60-£70k
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary & Generous Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Stepstone
Salary: Competitive Salary & Generous Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £75k + benefits
Posted: 15 days ago