The median annual salary for a Senior Designer was £54,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

Senior Designer
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 675 727 724
Rank change year-on-year +52 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Designer 179 227 231
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 121 175 170
Median salary £54,000 £54,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26%  

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 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
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 £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +3.75%  

Senior Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Designer in the UK

Senior Designer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Senior Designer in the UK

Senior Designer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Designer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Designer in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +15 152 £54,000 -1.81% 20
London +29 75 £56,250 -2.17% 8
Scotland +39 24 £46,500 +3.33% 2
East of England +36 23 £45,000 -18.18% 1
South East +48 21 £57,500 +4.54% 3
Edinburgh +22 20 £48,750 +8.33% 1
Berkshire +43 12 £55,750 -25.66% 1
South West +26 11 £35,000 -33.33% 3
Hertfordshire +19 11 £43,000 -21.81%
Yorkshire +32 9 £40,000 +14.28% 2
City of London +35 7 £48,750 -18.75%
Leeds +20 7 £40,000 +15.94% 1
West Yorkshire +17 7 £40,000 +15.94% 1
North West -21 7 £25,000 -53.70% 1
Surrey +41 6 £60,000 +9.09% 1
Wiltshire +26 6 £33,750 -32.50%
Watford - 6 - -
Manchester -31 5 £39,000 -29.09%
Staines - 5 - -
Cambridge - 5 £45,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £45,000 -
West Midlands +25 3 £35,000 -26.31% 2
Glasgow +14 3 £50,500 +12.22%
Bristol -8 3 £60,000 +14.28% 2
Bedfordshire - 3 £40,000 - 1
Norfolk - 3 £59,000 -
Norwich - 3 £59,000 -
Wimbledon - 3 £72,500 -
Stevenage - 3 £43,000 -
Hampshire +20 2 £45,000 -

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Senior 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 Senior Designer in the job title.

1 244 (77.22%) User Experience
2 137 (43.35%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (42.41%) Wireframes
4 122 (38.61%) Adobe
5 107 (33.86%) Photoshop
6 83 (26.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 81 (25.63%) HTML
7 81 (25.63%) Adobe Illustrator
8 80 (25.32%) CSS
9 72 (22.78%) Degree
10 66 (20.89%) Marketing
10 66 (20.89%) Axure RP
11 61 (19.30%) Finance
12 60 (18.99%) InVision
13 58 (18.35%) Prototyping
14 40 (12.66%) JavaScript
15 38 (12.03%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 38 (12.03%) Analytics
16 34 (10.76%) HTML5
16 34 (10.76%) E-Commerce
17 33 (10.44%) Games
18 31 (9.81%) Information Architecture
19 30 (9.49%) Mobile App
19 30 (9.49%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
20 29 (9.18%) Mentoring
21 27 (8.54%) Typography
22 25 (7.91%) User Stories
23 24 (7.59%) Android
23 24 (7.59%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
24 23 (7.28%) Graphic Design

Senior 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 18 (5.70%) WebSphere
2 15 (4.75%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (3.16%) Marvel
4 8 (2.53%) CMS
5 4 (1.27%) WordPress
6 3 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.32%) Drupal
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.32%) SAS
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 107 (33.86%) Photoshop
2 83 (26.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 81 (25.63%) Adobe Illustrator
4 60 (18.99%) InVision
5 17 (5.38%) Adobe After Effects
6 16 (5.06%) InDesign
7 15 (4.75%) OmniGraffle
8 14 (4.43%) Fireworks
9 11 (3.48%) Final Cut Pro
10 6 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
10 6 (1.90%) Pixate
11 4 (1.27%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.95%) Adobe Premiere
12 3 (0.95%) CINEMA 4D
12 3 (0.95%) Houdini
12 3 (0.95%) MS Office
12 3 (0.95%) NUKE
13 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
13 2 (0.63%) UXPin
14 1 (0.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (0.95%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.80%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 10 (3.16%) Google Analytics
3 9 (2.85%) Adobe Analytics
4 3 (0.95%) SaaS
5 1 (0.32%) Google Play
5 1 (0.32%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.58%) Internet
2 3 (0.95%) Ethernet
3 2 (0.63%) InfiniBand
3 2 (0.63%) Intranet
3 2 (0.63%) SAN
4 1 (0.32%) DHCP
4 1 (0.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.06%) DB2
2 8 (2.53%) SQL Server
3 7 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.27%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.95%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.63%) Big Data
8 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.32%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.32%) DataStage
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 66 (20.89%) Axure RP
2 38 (12.03%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 15 (4.75%) Rational Application Developer
4 5 (1.58%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.27%) Maven
6 2 (0.63%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.63%) JIRA
7 1 (0.32%) Ant
7 1 (0.32%) Gradle
7 1 (0.32%) Hudson
7 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
General
1 66 (20.89%) Marketing
2 61 (19.30%) Finance
3 33 (10.44%) Games
4 13 (4.11%) Retail
5 8 (2.53%) Advertising
6 7 (2.22%) Publishing
7 5 (1.58%) Automotive
7 5 (1.58%) Banking
7 5 (1.58%) Legal
8 4 (1.27%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.95%) Back Office
9 3 (0.95%) Billing
9 3 (0.95%) Electronics
9 3 (0.95%) Front Office
10 2 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (25.63%) HTML
2 80 (25.32%) CSS
3 34 (10.76%) HTML5
4 20 (6.33%) CSS3
5 17 (5.38%) Web Services
6 14 (4.43%) Framer.js
7 11 (3.48%) jQuery
8 7 (2.22%) Ajax
8 7 (2.22%) SVG
9 6 (1.90%) .NET
9 6 (1.90%) Flash
9 6 (1.90%) XML
10 5 (1.58%) Sass
11 4 (1.27%) Spring
12 3 (0.95%) Akka
12 3 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
13 2 (0.63%) JSON
13 2 (0.63%) React
14 1 (0.32%) Apache Flex
14 1 (0.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 244 (77.22%) User Experience
2 30 (9.49%) Mobile App
3 23 (7.28%) Graphic Design
4 19 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (6.01%) Animation
5 7 (2.22%) Social Media
6 5 (1.58%) Fintech
7 4 (1.27%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.95%) BBC
8 3 (0.95%) Motion Graphics
8 3 (0.95%) RIA
8 3 (0.95%) W3C
9 2 (0.63%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.63%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.63%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (0.63%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.63%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.63%) iPad
9 2 (0.63%) NHS
9 2 (0.63%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.59%) Android
2 21 (6.65%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.53%) Unix
3 8 (2.53%) Windows
4 4 (1.27%) Linux
5 3 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (43.35%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (42.41%) Wireframes
3 58 (18.35%) Prototyping
4 38 (12.03%) Analytics
5 34 (10.76%) E-Commerce
6 31 (9.81%) Information Architecture
7 30 (9.49%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
8 29 (9.18%) Mentoring
9 27 (8.54%) Typography
10 25 (7.91%) User Stories
11 24 (7.59%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
12 22 (6.96%) Scrum
13 20 (6.33%) Responsive Web Design
14 18 (5.70%) Human Factors
14 18 (5.70%) UML
15 17 (5.38%) Web Design
16 15 (4.75%) Infrastructure Management
16 15 (4.75%) RAD
16 15 (4.75%) Usability Testing
17 14 (4.43%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (12.66%) JavaScript
2 23 (7.28%) Java
2 23 (7.28%) SQL
3 7 (2.22%) Shell Script
4 3 (0.95%) C
4 3 (0.95%) PHP
4 3 (0.95%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.63%) C++
6 1 (0.32%) C#
6 1 (0.32%) COBOL
6 1 (0.32%) Python
6 1 (0.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 72 (22.78%) Degree
2 11 (3.48%) HND
3 2 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.90%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.32%) EMIR
2 1 (0.32%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.32%) MiFID
2 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.63%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (0.95%) SCCM
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (0.63%) SCOM
2 2 (0.63%) SCOrch
2 2 (0.63%) Simpana
Vendors
1 122 (38.61%) Adobe
2 7 (2.22%) Cognos
3 6 (1.90%) ClickTale
3 6 (1.90%) Informatica
4 5 (1.58%) Google
4 5 (1.58%) Microsoft
4 5 (1.58%) RedGate
5 4 (1.27%) Apple
5 4 (1.27%) EMC
6 3 (0.95%) Oracle
7 2 (0.63%) Cisco
7 2 (0.63%) CommVault
7 2 (0.63%) HP
7 2 (0.63%) Red Hat
7 2 (0.63%) Twitter
7 2 (0.63%) VMware
8 1 (0.32%) CA Agile Central
8 1 (0.32%) Facebook
8 1 (0.32%) IBM
8 1 (0.32%) Perforce
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