The median annual salary for a Lead Designer was £60,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Designer
UK
Rank 779 859 838
Rank change year-on-year +80 -21  
Permanent jobs requiring a Lead Designer 70 87 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.085% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.088% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 48 75 84
Median salary £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,700 £52,200 £45,300
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -8.33%  

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 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Lead Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Lead Designer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Lead Designer in the UK

Lead Designer
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 March 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 +76 65 £60,000 -5.88% 15
London +48 33 £65,000 -7.14% 8
East of England +40 12 £63,750 +22.59% 3
Yorkshire +33 8 £45,000 -7.69% 1
West Yorkshire +32 8 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Leeds +20 8 £45,000 -21.73% 1
South East +65 5 £60,000 +13.20% 2
South West +26 5 £55,000 -
Glasgow +25 5 - -
Scotland +15 5 - -
Norfolk -5 4 £63,250 +21.63% 1
Norwich -12 4 £63,250 +21.63% 1
Bristol - 4 £57,500 -
Stevenage - 3 £43,000 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £43,000 -
East Anglia - 3 £70,000 -
Berkshire +31 2 £60,000 -20.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +19 2 £45,750 +22.00%
Milton Keynes +1 2 £45,750 +22.00%
Surbiton - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £60,000 - 1
City of London +50 1 £70,000 +24.44% 1
West Midlands +31 1 £40,000 -29.51%
Hampshire +21 1 £60,000 - 1
North West -18 1 - -
Manchester -26 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £40,000 -
Salford - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £60,000 - 1
Ipswich - 1 £60,000 -

Lead Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 118 (80.82%) User Experience
2 44 (30.14%) Wireframes
3 37 (25.34%) Adobe
4 33 (22.60%) Axure RP
5 32 (21.92%) Service Design
5 32 (21.92%) HTML
5 32 (21.92%) CSS
6 31 (21.23%) Prototyping
7 26 (17.81%) Usability Testing
8 25 (17.12%) E-Commerce
9 24 (16.44%) Analytics
10 23 (15.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 22 (15.07%) Infrastructure Management
11 22 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (14.38%) Mentoring
13 20 (13.70%) Responsive Web Design
14 16 (10.96%) Photoshop
15 14 (9.59%) OmniGraffle
15 14 (9.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 14 (9.59%) Finance
16 13 (8.90%) UX Design
17 12 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
18 11 (7.53%) Information Architecture
18 11 (7.53%) Ethnography
18 11 (7.53%) Ethnographic Research
18 11 (7.53%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
18 11 (7.53%) Marketing
19 10 (6.85%) Scrum
19 10 (6.85%) Coaching
19 10 (6.85%) Balsamiq Mockups

Lead Designer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (1.37%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (15.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 16 (10.96%) Photoshop
3 14 (9.59%) OmniGraffle
4 9 (6.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (6.16%) InVision
5 6 (4.11%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (2.05%) Acrobat
6 3 (2.05%) CINEMA 4D
6 3 (2.05%) Houdini
6 3 (2.05%) NUKE
7 2 (1.37%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.68%) MS Excel
8 1 (0.68%) MS Office
8 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.68%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.37%) Big Data
2 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 33 (22.60%) Axure RP
2 10 (6.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 14 (9.59%) Finance
2 11 (7.53%) Marketing
3 5 (3.42%) Advertising
4 4 (2.74%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Games
5 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (21.92%) CSS
1 32 (21.92%) HTML
2 3 (2.05%) Flash
2 3 (2.05%) jQuery
3 2 (1.37%) Web Services
3 2 (1.37%) XHTML
3 2 (1.37%) XML
3 2 (1.37%) XSLT
4 1 (0.68%) .NET
4 1 (0.68%) Apache CXF
4 1 (0.68%) Apache OpenJPA
4 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.68%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.68%) JPA
4 1 (0.68%) JSF
4 1 (0.68%) JSON
4 1 (0.68%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 118 (80.82%) User Experience
2 6 (4.11%) Fintech
3 5 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.42%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.05%) Animation
4 3 (2.05%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.05%) Motion Graphics
5 2 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.37%) iPad
6 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.68%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.68%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 7 (4.79%) Android
1 7 (4.79%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (30.14%) Wireframes
2 32 (21.92%) Service Design
3 31 (21.23%) Prototyping
4 26 (17.81%) Usability Testing
5 25 (17.12%) E-Commerce
6 24 (16.44%) Analytics
7 22 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (15.07%) Infrastructure Management
8 21 (14.38%) Mentoring
9 20 (13.70%) Responsive Web Design
10 14 (9.59%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 13 (8.90%) UX Design
12 12 (8.22%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (7.53%) Ethnographic Research
13 11 (7.53%) Ethnography
13 11 (7.53%) Information Architecture
13 11 (7.53%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
14 10 (6.85%) Coaching
14 10 (6.85%) Scrum
15 9 (6.16%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.16%) JavaScript
2 6 (4.11%) Java
3 4 (2.74%) PHP
4 2 (1.37%) SQL
5 1 (0.68%) C#
5 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (4.11%) Degree
2 1 (0.68%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (0.68%) MiFID
1 1 (0.68%) QA
Vendors
1 37 (25.34%) Adobe
2 4 (2.74%) CA Agile Central
3 3 (2.05%) Facebook
3 3 (2.05%) Maxymiser
3 3 (2.05%) Optimizely
4 2 (1.37%) MEDITECH
5 1 (0.68%) Ab Initio
5 1 (0.68%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.68%) ForgeRock
5 1 (0.68%) Google
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.68%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.68%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.68%) Thunderhead
5 1 (0.68%) TIBCO
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Posted: 10 hours ago
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Salary: £46000 - £54000 per annum
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Salary: From £55,000 to £75,000 per annum
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
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London
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Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
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West London
QVC
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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Leicester
ECOM
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
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Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Competitive salary + excellent benef
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago