Period
to 20 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Head of User Experience was £77,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1141 1148 1237
Rank change year-on-year +7 +89 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of User Experience 22 32 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.018% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.019% 0.027%
Number of salaries quoted 17 25 55
UK median annual salary £77,500 £80,000 £77,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £60,000 £63,500 £41,250
90th Percentile £106,500 £106,500 £98,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £80,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -25.00% +23.08% -7.14%

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 166,327 170,795 201,526
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 96.47% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 135,125 142,189 168,498
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,325
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 20 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Head of User Experience in the UK

Head of User Experience
Top 6 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 20 January 2018. 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 +7 22 £77,500 -3.13% 3
London +3 14 £81,250 -4.41% 1
UK excluding London +5 8 £60,000 -25.00% 2
North of England - 6 £60,000 - 1
North West - 6 £60,000 - 1
South West - 2 £77,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 22 (100.00%) User Experience
2 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (36.36%) Prototyping
4 7 (31.82%) Wireframes
5 5 (22.73%) Analytics
5 5 (22.73%) Marketing
5 5 (22.73%) Axure RP
6 4 (18.18%) BDD
6 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 4 (18.18%) SEO
6 4 (18.18%) Java
6 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
6 4 (18.18%) SOA
6 4 (18.18%) GCP
6 4 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (18.18%) Oculus Rift
6 4 (18.18%) SaaS
6 4 (18.18%) HoloLens
6 4 (18.18%) HTC Vive
7 3 (13.64%) InVision
7 3 (13.64%) Hotjar
7 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
7 3 (13.64%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
7 3 (13.64%) Finance
7 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (13.64%) Content Management
7 3 (13.64%) Information Management
7 3 (13.64%) Online Marketing

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:

Applications
1 3 (13.64%) InVision
2 2 (9.09%) Photoshop
3 1 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.55%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (18.18%) Google Cloud Platform
1 4 (18.18%) SaaS
2 3 (13.64%) Google Analytics
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Axure RP
2 1 (4.55%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (22.73%) Marketing
2 3 (13.64%) Electronics
2 3 (13.64%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Back Office
3 1 (4.55%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) CSS
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (100.00%) User Experience
2 4 (18.18%) HoloLens
2 4 (18.18%) HTC Vive
2 4 (18.18%) Oculus Rift
3 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (36.36%) Prototyping
3 7 (31.82%) Wireframes
4 5 (22.73%) Analytics
5 4 (18.18%) BDD
5 4 (18.18%) SEO
5 4 (18.18%) SOA
5 4 (18.18%) TDD
6 3 (13.64%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (13.64%) Content Management
6 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
6 3 (13.64%) Information Management
6 3 (13.64%) Online Marketing
6 3 (13.64%) Pay per click
6 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.09%) Machine Learning
7 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.55%) Content Development
8 1 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
8 1 (4.55%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Java
1 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) GCP
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Google
1 3 (13.64%) Hotjar
2 2 (9.09%) Adobe