The median annual salary for a Head of User Experience was £81,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 851 939 972
Rank change year-on-year +88 +33  
Permanent jobs requiring a Head of User Experience 16 19 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.018% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.019% 0.011%
Number of salaries quoted 14 18 11
Median salary £81,250 £87,500 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +9.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £65,750 £32,500 £62,500
10% offered a salary of more than £96,750 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median salary £58,750 £32,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +80.76% -40.90%  

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 84085 99656 107160
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.32% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69887 83740 87378
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 £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Head of User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Head of User Experience in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Head of User Experience in the UK

Head of User Experience
Top 7 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 3 months to 28 April 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 +79 16 £81,250 -7.14% 2
London +62 14 £83,750 -5.63% 2
City of London +28 4 £95,000 +72.72% 1
Manchester - 1 £50,000 -
Warwickshire - 1 £67,500 -
North West - 1 £50,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £67,500 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 31 (100.00%) User Experience
2 13 (41.94%) Adobe
3 9 (29.03%) Photoshop
3 9 (29.03%) E-Commerce
3 9 (29.03%) Axure RP
4 8 (25.81%) Prototyping
4 8 (25.81%) Adobe Illustrator
4 8 (25.81%) Marketing
5 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (22.58%) InDesign
5 7 (22.58%) Wireframes
5 7 (22.58%) OmniGraffle
6 6 (19.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (16.13%) Analytics
7 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
7 5 (16.13%) CSS
7 5 (16.13%) HTML
8 4 (12.90%) Finance
8 4 (12.90%) UX Design
8 4 (12.90%) Information Architecture
8 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
9 3 (9.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (9.68%) Personalization
9 3 (9.68%) Acrobat
10 2 (6.45%) Web Design
10 2 (6.45%) Product Management
10 2 (6.45%) Banking
10 2 (6.45%) Retail
10 2 (6.45%) Degree
10 2 (6.45%) Fintech

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 (3.23%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Photoshop
2 8 (25.81%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (22.58%) InDesign
3 7 (22.58%) OmniGraffle
4 6 (19.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (9.68%) Acrobat
6 1 (3.23%) Flinto
6 1 (3.23%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (3.23%) Trello
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Axure RP
General
1 8 (25.81%) Marketing
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
3 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Games
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) CSS
1 5 (16.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.23%) jQuery
2 1 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 31 (100.00%) User Experience
2 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
3 2 (6.45%) Digital Media
3 2 (6.45%) Fintech
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) E-Commerce
2 8 (25.81%) Prototyping
3 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (22.58%) Wireframes
4 5 (16.13%) Analytics
4 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
5 4 (12.90%) Information Architecture
5 4 (12.90%) UX Design
6 3 (9.68%) Personalization
7 2 (6.45%) Product Management
7 2 (6.45%) Scrum
7 2 (6.45%) Web Design
8 1 (3.23%) Content Management
8 1 (3.23%) Creative Marketing
8 1 (3.23%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (3.23%) Migration
8 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.23%) Usability Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
8 1 (3.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
1 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Adobe
London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £85000 - £130000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: UKP 100000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago