Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Senior Designer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 813 901 797
Rank change year-on-year +88 -104 +98
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Designer 399 318 549
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.17% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 304 233 439
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £66,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.45% +8.75%

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 170720 182020 210826
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.77% 96.48% 96.45%
Number of salaries quoted 136880 152336 175085
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Senior Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Senior Designer in the UK

Senior Designer
Top 15 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 6 months to 19 November 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 +122 381 £55,000 +10.00% 19
London +69 211 £57,500 +4.55% 10
UK excluding London +59 184 £50,000 +11.11% 10
North of England +28 60 £45,000 +18.42% 2
South East +48 49 £55,000 +10.00% 4
Yorkshire +55 38 £50,000 +27.39% 2
Midlands +52 27 £37,500 -25.00% 1
South West +40 23 £55,000 +10.00%
West Midlands +36 22 £37,500 -18.92% 1
North West 0 21 £40,000 +14.29%
Scotland -12 13 £52,500 -4.55% 1
East of England -5 11 £45,000 - 2
East Midlands +31 5 £47,500 -5.00%
Wales +14 1 £47,500 +18.75%
North East +1 1 £27,500 -31.25%

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 310 (77.69%) User Experience
2 152 (38.10%) Wireframes
3 145 (36.34%) Adobe
4 136 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
5 131 (32.83%) HTML
6 126 (31.58%) CSS
7 107 (26.82%) Photoshop
8 100 (25.06%) Adobe Illustrator
9 95 (23.81%) Prototyping
10 92 (23.06%) Axure RP
11 85 (21.30%) InVision
12 82 (20.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 74 (18.55%) Marketing
14 73 (18.30%) Typography
15 69 (17.29%) E-Commerce
16 64 (16.04%) Mobile App
17 56 (14.04%) JavaScript
18 55 (13.78%) Degree
19 52 (13.03%) Mentoring
20 51 (12.78%) Finance
21 50 (12.53%) Information Architecture
22 44 (11.03%) Retail
22 44 (11.03%) Usability Testing
23 41 (10.28%) HTML5
24 37 (9.27%) Web Design
25 36 (9.02%) InDesign
26 30 (7.52%) Analytics
26 30 (7.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
27 29 (7.27%) Social Media
28 28 (7.02%) Enterprise Software

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 15 (3.76%) CMS
2 10 (2.51%) Marvel
2 10 (2.51%) WordPress
3 6 (1.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 6 (1.50%) SAS
4 4 (1.00%) Drupal
5 3 (0.75%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.50%) IIS
6 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.25%) Confluence
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 107 (26.82%) Photoshop
2 100 (25.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 85 (21.30%) InVision
4 82 (20.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 36 (9.02%) InDesign
6 27 (6.77%) OmniGraffle
7 16 (4.01%) Adobe After Effects
8 11 (2.76%) Adobe Premiere
8 11 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
9 10 (2.51%) Fireworks
10 8 (2.01%) MS Visio
11 5 (1.25%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.75%) UXPin
13 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 1 (0.25%) CINEMA 4D
14 1 (0.25%) Flinto
14 1 (0.25%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 6 (1.50%) OpenCart
2 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 16 (4.01%) SaaS
3 12 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.50%) Google Analytics
5 4 (1.00%) PaaS
6 2 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.50%) GitHub
6 2 (0.50%) IaaS
6 2 (0.50%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.50%) Serverless
7 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.25%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.76%) Internet
2 8 (2.01%) DNS
2 8 (2.01%) FTP
3 3 (0.75%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.50%) DHCP
4 2 (0.50%) Firewall
4 2 (0.50%) HTTP
4 2 (0.50%) SMTP
4 2 (0.50%) SSL
4 2 (0.50%) Telnet
5 1 (0.25%) iSCSI
5 1 (0.25%) MQTT
5 1 (0.25%) NAS
5 1 (0.25%) SAN
5 1 (0.25%) Skype
5 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.01%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.50%) Riak
3 3 (0.75%) Big Data
4 2 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.50%) Data Lake
4 2 (0.50%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.50%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.50%) Spatial Data
4 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.50%) Sqoop
5 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 92 (23.06%) Axure RP
2 25 (6.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 4 (1.00%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (0.75%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.25%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 74 (18.55%) Marketing
2 51 (12.78%) Finance
3 44 (11.03%) Retail
4 21 (5.26%) Banking
5 19 (4.76%) Games
6 14 (3.51%) Advertising
6 14 (3.51%) Electronics
6 14 (3.51%) Manufacturing
7 13 (3.26%) Telecoms
8 12 (3.01%) Automotive
9 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.75%) Legal
10 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.25%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (32.83%) HTML
2 126 (31.58%) CSS
3 41 (10.28%) HTML5
4 27 (6.77%) CSS3
5 16 (4.01%) Sass
6 13 (3.26%) Framer.js
7 12 (3.01%) jQuery
8 9 (2.26%) AngularJS
9 8 (2.01%) XHTML
10 7 (1.75%) Ajax
10 7 (1.75%) Material Design
10 7 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (1.50%) Flash
12 4 (1.00%) Laravel
13 3 (0.75%) JSON
13 3 (0.75%) Spring
13 3 (0.75%) SVG
13 3 (0.75%) Vue (Vue.js)
13 3 (0.75%) Web Services
14 2 (0.50%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 310 (77.69%) User Experience
2 64 (16.04%) Mobile App
3 29 (7.27%) Social Media
4 28 (7.02%) Enterprise Software
5 26 (6.52%) Graphic Design
6 17 (4.26%) Animation
7 14 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (2.51%) NHS
10 9 (2.26%) BBC
11 7 (1.75%) Fintech
12 5 (1.25%) Taxonomies
13 4 (1.00%) Cyber Attack
13 4 (1.00%) Minimum Viable Product
13 4 (1.00%) Video Editing
14 3 (0.75%) Blog
14 3 (0.75%) Computer Science
14 3 (0.75%) e-Learning
14 3 (0.75%) Life Science
14 3 (0.75%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.26%) Android
1 13 (3.26%) Apple iOS
2 10 (2.51%) Mac OS X
3 3 (0.75%) Linux
3 3 (0.75%) Windows
4 2 (0.50%) Nucleus RTOS
4 2 (0.50%) Unix
4 2 (0.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.25%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (38.10%) Wireframes
2 136 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (23.81%) Prototyping
4 73 (18.30%) Typography
5 69 (17.29%) E-Commerce
6 52 (13.03%) Mentoring
7 50 (12.53%) Information Architecture
8 44 (11.03%) Usability Testing
9 37 (9.27%) Web Design
10 30 (7.52%) Analytics
11 28 (7.02%) A/B Testing
12 26 (6.52%) Responsive Web Design
12 26 (6.52%) Scrum
13 24 (6.02%) B2B
14 23 (5.76%) Customer Insight
15 21 (5.26%) Project Management
16 20 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (4.76%) OO
18 17 (4.26%) Software Engineering
19 16 (4.01%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 56 (14.04%) JavaScript
2 19 (4.76%) PHP
3 6 (1.50%) Python
4 5 (1.25%) SQL
5 4 (1.00%) Java
6 3 (0.75%) ES6
7 2 (0.50%) C
7 2 (0.50%) C++
7 2 (0.50%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 55 (13.78%) Degree
2 3 (0.75%) SC Cleared
2 3 (0.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.50%) AAT
3 2 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.50%) MCSA
3 2 (0.50%) MCSE
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.50%) PhD
3 2 (0.50%) Postgraduate
3 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.25%) APMP
4 1 (0.25%) HND
4 1 (0.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.26%) WCAG
2 6 (1.50%) QA
3 4 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.50%) COSHH
4 2 (0.50%) GMP
4 2 (0.50%) WAI
5 1 (0.25%) COBIT
5 1 (0.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (0.50%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (1.50%) cPanel
1 6 (1.50%) Plesk
2 2 (0.50%) Ambari
2 2 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.25%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.25%) EMC TimeFinder
3 1 (0.25%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 145 (36.34%) Adobe
2 16 (4.01%) Apple
3 15 (3.76%) Microsoft
4 11 (2.76%) SAP
5 9 (2.26%) Google
6 8 (2.01%) Oracle
7 4 (1.00%) Capita
8 3 (0.75%) Cisco
8 3 (0.75%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.50%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.50%) Hortonworks
10 1 (0.25%) Apigee
10 1 (0.25%) NetApp
10 1 (0.25%) Optimizely
10 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.25%) SolidFire
10 1 (0.25%) TIBCO
10 1 (0.25%) Twitter
10 1 (0.25%) Veritas
10 1 (0.25%) WSO2