Period
to 16 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Lead Designer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 October 2017.

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

Lead Designer
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1059 1048 1063
Rank change year-on-year -11 +15 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Designer 119 166 242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.087% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.090% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 91 146 199
UK median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +4.17% +3.00%
10th Percentile £43,750 £44,250 £41,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £53,750 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -10.42% +9.09% +4.76%

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 167821 183688 211578
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 134457 154053 175303
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Lead Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Lead Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Designer in the UK

Lead Designer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lead Designer.

Salary trend for Lead Designer in the UK

Lead Designer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Designer over the 6 months to 16 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Designer in the UK

Lead Designer
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Designer within the UK over the 6 months to 16 October 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 -26 104 £61,250 -2.00% 11
London 0 65 £65,000 -3.70% 2
UK excluding London +8 53 £53,750 -10.42% 9
North of England +15 18 £52,500 -12.50% 2
Scotland +8 14 £50,000 -33.33%
North West -9 13 £52,500 -12.50% 2
South East +56 10 £57,500 -8.00% 4
South West +12 8 £55,000 - 2
Yorkshire +8 5 £53,750 +26.47%
East Midlands +35 1 £28,500 -41.54%
Midlands +22 1 £28,500 -32.94%
East of England -12 1 £52,500 -16.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £57,000 -

Lead Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 October 2017, Lead 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 Lead Designer in the job title.

1 90 (75.63%) User Experience
2 47 (39.50%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (36.97%) Wireframes
4 32 (26.89%) Marketing
5 31 (26.05%) Adobe
6 27 (22.69%) Degree
7 26 (21.85%) Finance
8 24 (20.17%) HTML
9 23 (19.33%) CSS
10 17 (14.29%) Axure RP
10 17 (14.29%) Graphic Design
10 17 (14.29%) Mentoring
10 17 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 16 (13.45%) Visualisation
11 16 (13.45%) Photoshop
11 16 (13.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (11.76%) Typography
12 14 (11.76%) Prototyping
13 13 (10.92%) Adobe Illustrator
13 13 (10.92%) Windows
13 13 (10.92%) Business Development
13 13 (10.92%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 13 (10.92%) Responsive Web Design
13 13 (10.92%) Mobile App
14 12 (10.08%) Microsoft
15 10 (8.40%) Telecoms
15 10 (8.40%) Active Directory
15 10 (8.40%) User Stories
16 9 (7.56%) Investment Management
16 9 (7.56%) Banking

Lead 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 8 (6.72%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.52%) CMS
3 2 (1.68%) Confluence
3 2 (1.68%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.84%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.84%) IIS
4 1 (0.84%) JBoss
4 1 (0.84%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.84%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (14.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 16 (13.45%) Photoshop
3 13 (10.92%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (5.04%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (2.52%) InVision
5 3 (2.52%) UXPin
6 1 (0.84%) InDesign
6 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Exstream
1 1 (0.84%) SAP MDG
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.72%) Office 365
2 2 (1.68%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (1.68%) Slack
3 1 (0.84%) MailChimp
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.84%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.52%) Broadband
2 2 (1.68%) BGP
2 2 (1.68%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (1.68%) DNS
2 2 (1.68%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.68%) Firewall
2 2 (1.68%) HSRP
2 2 (1.68%) Internet
2 2 (1.68%) IPv6
2 2 (1.68%) Junos
2 2 (1.68%) LLU
2 2 (1.68%) MRTG
2 2 (1.68%) OSPF
2 2 (1.68%) SNMP
2 2 (1.68%) TACACS
2 2 (1.68%) VLAN
2 2 (1.68%) VoIP
2 2 (1.68%) VPN
2 2 (1.68%) VRRP
2 2 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.68%) Big Data
2 1 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.84%) Cloudera CDH
2 1 (0.84%) DB2
2 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.84%) MySQL
2 1 (0.84%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.84%) SAP BW
2 1 (0.84%) SAP HANA
2 1 (0.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (14.29%) Axure RP
2 13 (10.92%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (3.36%) JIRA
4 3 (2.52%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.84%) Gradle
6 1 (0.84%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.84%) JMeter
6 1 (0.84%) JUnit
6 1 (0.84%) Maven
6 1 (0.84%) Mockito
6 1 (0.84%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (26.89%) Marketing
2 26 (21.85%) Finance
3 10 (8.40%) Telecoms
4 9 (7.56%) Banking
5 8 (6.72%) Retail
6 7 (5.88%) Corporate Banking
6 7 (5.88%) Private Banking
7 6 (5.04%) Electronics
8 5 (4.20%) Manufacturing
9 4 (3.36%) Advertising
10 2 (1.68%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.84%) Back Office
11 1 (0.84%) Games
11 1 (0.84%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.84%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (20.17%) HTML
2 23 (19.33%) CSS
3 4 (3.36%) Web Services
3 4 (3.36%) XML
4 3 (2.52%) .NET
4 3 (2.52%) HTML5
4 3 (2.52%) jQuery
4 3 (2.52%) REST
4 3 (2.52%) Spring
5 2 (1.68%) CSS3
5 2 (1.68%) EJB
5 2 (1.68%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.68%) JSON
5 2 (1.68%) JSP
5 2 (1.68%) SOAP
6 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.84%) J2EE
6 1 (0.84%) JDBC
6 1 (0.84%) Servlets
6 1 (0.84%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 90 (75.63%) User Experience
2 17 (14.29%) Graphic Design
3 13 (10.92%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.88%) Online Banking
5 6 (5.04%) Digital Media
6 5 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.68%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.68%) EPoS
8 2 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.68%) Social Media
8 2 (1.68%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.84%) Fintech
9 1 (0.84%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.84%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (10.92%) Windows
2 8 (6.72%) Windows Server
3 6 (5.04%) Android
3 6 (5.04%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.36%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.84%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (39.50%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.97%) Wireframes
3 17 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 16 (13.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (13.45%) Visualisation
5 14 (11.76%) Prototyping
5 14 (11.76%) Typography
6 13 (10.92%) Business Development
6 13 (10.92%) Responsive Web Design
7 10 (8.40%) User Stories
8 9 (7.56%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
8 9 (7.56%) Investment Management
9 8 (6.72%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (6.72%) E-Commerce
9 8 (6.72%) ITIL
9 8 (6.72%) Migration
10 7 (5.88%) Information Architecture
10 7 (5.88%) Marketing Strategy
11 6 (5.04%) Analytics
11 6 (5.04%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.88%) Java
1 7 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.36%) PHP
2 4 (3.36%) Python
2 4 (3.36%) SQL
3 2 (1.68%) Perl
3 2 (1.68%) Scala
4 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (22.69%) Degree
2 3 (2.52%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.68%) CCDA
3 2 (1.68%) CCDE
3 2 (1.68%) CCDP
3 2 (1.68%) CCIE
3 2 (1.68%) CCIE Service Provider
3 2 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.84%) ISEB
4 1 (0.84%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.84%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) Cacti
1 2 (1.68%) Nagios
1 2 (1.68%) OpenNMS
1 2 (1.68%) Puppet
1 2 (1.68%) RANCID
1 2 (1.68%) SCCM
1 2 (1.68%) SCOM
2 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 31 (26.05%) Adobe
2 12 (10.08%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.04%) SAP
4 4 (3.36%) Cisco
5 2 (1.68%) Brocade
5 2 (1.68%) Cadence
5 2 (1.68%) Ericsson
5 2 (1.68%) Foundry
5 2 (1.68%) Google
5 2 (1.68%) Huawei
5 2 (1.68%) Juniper
5 2 (1.68%) Oracle
5 2 (1.68%) ZyXEL
6 1 (0.84%) Apple
6 1 (0.84%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.84%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.84%) Datameer
6 1 (0.84%) HP
6 1 (0.84%) Sun
6 1 (0.84%) Tableau