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The median annual salary for a Head of User Experience was £70,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

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
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 1214 946 856
Rank change year-on-year -268 -90 +262
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of User Experience 18 15 7
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.014% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.016% 0.009%
Number of salaries quoted 18 11 7
10th Percentile £55,000 £61,250 £75,100
25th Percentile £65,000 £70,625 £86,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £90,000 £90,000
Median % change year-on-year -22.22% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £92,188 £110,000 £108,750
90th Percentile £111,500 £120,000 £148,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £70,000 £82,500 £70,500
% change year-on-year -15.15% +17.02% +17.50%

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 162,374 95,854 76,266
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.10% 91.71% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 84,235 69,146 62,005
10th Percentile £32,361 £31,750 £31,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Head of User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Head of User Experience in the UK

Head of User Experience
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Head of User Experience.

Salary trend for Head of User Experience in the UK

Head of User Experience
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Head of User Experience over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

Salary histogram for Head of User Experience in the UK

Head of User Experience
Top 10 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 25 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England -230 18 £70,000 -22.22% 7
UK excluding London -133 12 £70,000 -15.15% 4
Work from Home -268 11 £70,000 -5.08% 3
South East - 7 £70,000 - 2
London -249 5 £110,000 -8.33% 3
South West - 2 £73,750 - 2
North of England - 2 £78,750 -
North West - 2 £78,750 -
East Midlands -30 1 £60,000 -
Midlands -71 1 £60,000 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, Head of User Experience job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Head of User Experience in the job title.

1 18 (100.00%) User Experience
2 12 (66.67%) UX Design
3 10 (55.56%) User Research
4 9 (50.00%) Wireframes
5 7 (38.89%) Prototyping
5 7 (38.89%) SaaS
5 7 (38.89%) Marketing
6 6 (33.33%) Social Skills
7 5 (27.78%) Sketch
7 5 (27.78%) Figma
7 5 (27.78%) Design Thinking
7 5 (27.78%) Adobe
7 5 (27.78%) Apple iOS
8 4 (22.22%) B2C
8 4 (22.22%) Information Architecture
8 4 (22.22%) Apple
8 4 (22.22%) Material Design
8 4 (22.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (22.22%) Interaction Design
8 4 (22.22%) UX Research
9 3 (16.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
9 3 (16.67%) Strategic Thinking
9 3 (16.67%) Agile
9 3 (16.67%) Usability Testing
9 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
9 3 (16.67%) Coaching
9 3 (16.67%) People Management
10 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
10 2 (11.11%) Customer-Centricity
10 2 (11.11%) IT Strategy

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 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Sketch
2 4 (22.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (5.56%) Adobe XD
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) SaaS
2 5 (27.78%) Figma
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 7 (38.89%) Marketing
2 6 (33.33%) Social Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Humanities
3 1 (5.56%) Influencing Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Law
3 1 (5.56%) Local Government
3 1 (5.56%) Publishing
3 1 (5.56%) Social Science
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Material Design
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) Velocity
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (100.00%) User Experience
2 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Educational Technology
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) UX Design
2 10 (55.56%) User Research
3 9 (50.00%) Wireframes
4 7 (38.89%) Prototyping
5 5 (27.78%) Design Thinking
6 4 (22.22%) B2C
6 4 (22.22%) Information Architecture
6 4 (22.22%) Interaction Design
6 4 (22.22%) UX Research
7 3 (16.67%) Agile
7 3 (16.67%) Coaching
7 3 (16.67%) People Management
7 3 (16.67%) Strategic Thinking
7 3 (16.67%) Usability Testing
7 3 (16.67%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 2 (11.11%) Customer-Centricity
8 2 (11.11%) IT Strategy
8 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (11.11%) Storytelling
8 2 (11.11%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Accessibility
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Adobe
2 4 (22.22%) Apple