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The median annual salary for a Senior Designer was £63,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 8 August 2022.

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
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 510 725 631
Rank change year-on-year +215 -94 +195
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Designer 1,078 289 162
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.25% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.28% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 342 178 141
10th Percentile £38,037 £43,750 £39,383
25th Percentile £52,500 £49,063 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £63,750 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
75th Percentile £77,500 £71,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £86,700 £81,625 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% +10.00% -3.85%

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 157,044 103,898 61,800
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.94% 91.14% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 84,149 73,476 50,466
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.47% - +5.56%

Senior Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Designer in the UK

Senior Designer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Designer.

Salary trend for Senior Designer in the UK

Senior Designer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Designer over the 6 months to 8 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Senior Designer in the UK

Senior Designer
Top 17 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 8 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +181 913 £65,000 +8.33% 44
London +165 664 £70,000 +7.69% 26
Work from Home +152 605 £70,000 +21.74% 17
UK excluding London +49 280 £62,500 +13.64% 21
South East -14 82 £70,000 +27.27% 5
South West +18 50 £55,000 +4.76%
Midlands -6 45 £45,000 -14.29% 1
West Midlands -10 44 £45,000 -14.29% 1
East of England -40 35 £50,600 - 2
North of England -74 33 £62,500 +25.00% 8
Scotland -22 26 £62,500 +25.00% 5
Yorkshire -29 16 £62,500 +13.64% 1
North West -57 16 £55,000 +22.22% 7
Wales -13 5 £52,500 -4.55%
Northern Ireland - 5 £62,500 -
North East -14 1 £55,000 +13.40%
East Midlands - 1 £52,500 -

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 August 2022, Senior Designer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Senior Designer in the job title.

1 908 (84.23%) User Experience
2 709 (65.77%) UX Design
3 514 (47.68%) Figma
4 484 (44.90%) User Research
5 468 (43.41%) Agile
6 467 (43.32%) Wireframes
7 434 (40.26%) Prototyping
8 340 (31.54%) Sketch
9 284 (26.35%) Finance
10 252 (23.38%) Adobe
11 246 (22.82%) Interaction Design
12 212 (19.67%) Social Skills
13 199 (18.46%) Problem-Solving
14 189 (17.53%) UX Research
15 187 (17.35%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 172 (15.96%) Marketing
17 154 (14.29%) Design Thinking
18 147 (13.64%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
19 141 (13.08%) Mentoring
20 137 (12.71%) Analytics
21 136 (12.62%) HTML
22 131 (12.15%) CSS
23 130 (12.06%) B2B
24 128 (11.87%) Accessibility
25 123 (11.41%) Animation
26 122 (11.32%) Workshop Facilitation
26 122 (11.32%) InVision
27 119 (11.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
28 113 (10.48%) SaaS
29 108 (10.02%) Games

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 11 (1.02%) CMS
1 11 (1.02%) Confluence
2 10 (0.93%) WordPress
3 1 (0.093%) SAS
Applications
1 340 (31.54%) Sketch
2 122 (11.32%) InVision
3 119 (11.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 102 (9.46%) Photoshop
5 99 (9.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 77 (7.14%) Adobe XD
7 63 (5.84%) Adobe After Effects
8 42 (3.90%) Zeplin
9 40 (3.71%) InDesign
9 40 (3.71%) Maya
10 32 (2.97%) Marvel
11 31 (2.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 10 (0.93%) Campfire
13 9 (0.83%) Blender
13 9 (0.83%) CINEMA 4D
14 8 (0.74%) Adobe Premiere
14 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
15 3 (0.28%) UserZoom
16 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
17 1 (0.093%) SketchUp
Cloud Services
1 514 (47.68%) Figma
2 113 (10.48%) SaaS
3 64 (5.94%) Miro
4 53 (4.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 26 (2.41%) Google Analytics
6 21 (1.95%) Slack
7 13 (1.21%) Stripe
8 8 (0.74%) AWS
8 8 (0.74%) Azure
9 6 (0.56%) Lucidchart
10 5 (0.46%) Amplience
10 5 (0.46%) Google Workspace
10 5 (0.46%) Microsoft 365
10 5 (0.46%) Serverless
11 4 (0.37%) PaaS
12 3 (0.28%) npm
13 2 (0.19%) Asana
13 2 (0.19%) Collibra
14 1 (0.093%) Google Docs
14 1 (0.093%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.04%) Broadband
2 16 (1.48%) Internet
3 6 (0.56%) Skype
4 5 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (0.46%) Wireless
5 1 (0.093%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.37%) Mixpanel
1 4 (0.37%) MySQL
2 1 (0.093%) Big Data
2 1 (0.093%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 86 (7.98%) JIRA
2 75 (6.96%) Axure RP
3 18 (1.67%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.93%) GitLab
5 7 (0.65%) Balsamiq
5 7 (0.65%) Snyk
6 6 (0.56%) Storybook
7 5 (0.46%) Subversion
8 4 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.28%) Browser DevTools
10 1 (0.093%) Grunt
10 1 (0.093%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 284 (26.35%) Finance
2 212 (19.67%) Social Skills
3 172 (15.96%) Marketing
4 108 (10.02%) Games
5 83 (7.70%) Retail
6 78 (7.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 61 (5.66%) Banking
8 59 (5.47%) Tech for Good
9 54 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
10 48 (4.45%) Automotive
11 46 (4.27%) Esports
12 45 (4.17%) Presentation Skills
13 41 (3.80%) Organisational Skills
14 38 (3.53%) Financial Institution
15 32 (2.97%) Legal
16 22 (2.04%) Public Sector
17 18 (1.67%) Advertising
18 17 (1.58%) Manufacturing
19 16 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
20 14 (1.30%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (12.62%) HTML
2 131 (12.15%) CSS
3 40 (3.71%) HTML5
4 36 (3.34%) CSS3
5 23 (2.13%) AngularJS
6 22 (2.04%) React
7 14 (1.30%) Material Design
7 14 (1.30%) Unity (Game Engine)
8 13 (1.21%) SVG
9 6 (0.56%) Web Services
10 5 (0.46%) Node.js
10 5 (0.46%) Svelte
11 4 (0.37%) GraphQL
11 4 (0.37%) Modernizr
11 4 (0.37%) Next.js
11 4 (0.37%) REST
11 4 (0.37%) SOAP
11 4 (0.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (0.37%) Vue.js
11 4 (0.37%) web3js
Miscellaneous
1 908 (84.23%) User Experience
2 123 (11.41%) Animation
3 90 (8.35%) Graphic Design
3 90 (8.35%) Self-Motivation
4 81 (7.51%) Mobile App
5 66 (6.12%) Blog
6 62 (5.75%) Virtual Team
7 48 (4.45%) Motion Graphics
8 38 (3.53%) Social Media
9 32 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (2.13%) NHS
11 16 (1.48%) Hackathon
12 14 (1.30%) BBC
13 12 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.11%) IoT
14 11 (1.02%) Over-the-Top Content
14 11 (1.02%) Social Network
14 11 (1.02%) Tandem
15 10 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 10 (0.93%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 68 (6.31%) Android
2 55 (5.10%) Apple iOS
3 17 (1.58%) Linux
4 2 (0.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 709 (65.77%) UX Design
2 484 (44.90%) User Research
3 468 (43.41%) Agile
4 467 (43.32%) Wireframes
5 434 (40.26%) Prototyping
6 246 (22.82%) Interaction Design
7 199 (18.46%) Problem-Solving
8 189 (17.53%) UX Research
9 187 (17.35%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 154 (14.29%) Design Thinking
11 147 (13.64%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
12 141 (13.08%) Mentoring
13 137 (12.71%) Analytics
14 130 (12.06%) B2B
15 122 (11.32%) Workshop Facilitation
16 105 (9.74%) Product Strategy
17 93 (8.63%) Coaching
17 93 (8.63%) Usability Testing
18 92 (8.53%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
19 90 (8.35%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 84 (7.79%) JavaScript
2 20 (1.86%) C
3 9 (0.83%) SQL
4 5 (0.46%) TypeScript
5 4 (0.37%) Go
6 3 (0.28%) PHP
6 3 (0.28%) RPG
7 1 (0.093%) Ada
7 1 (0.093%) UnrealScript
Qualifications
1 105 (9.74%) Degree
2 16 (1.48%) Security Cleared
3 8 (0.74%) PMI Certification
4 7 (0.65%) AWS Certification
5 6 (0.56%) Postgraduate
5 6 (0.56%) SC Cleared
6 5 (0.46%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (11.87%) Accessibility
2 81 (7.51%) QA
3 9 (0.83%) GRC
4 4 (0.37%) GLP
4 4 (0.37%) WAI
5 3 (0.28%) GDPR
5 3 (0.28%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.093%) WCAG
System Software
1 9 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (0.56%) yum
Vendors
1 252 (23.38%) Adobe
2 58 (5.38%) Google
3 31 (2.88%) Apple
4 13 (1.21%) Monzo
4 13 (1.21%) Revolut
4 13 (1.21%) Tencent
4 13 (1.21%) TrueLayer
5 10 (0.93%) FNZ
5 10 (0.93%) Microsoft
6 9 (0.83%) LexisNexis
6 9 (0.83%) Red Hat
6 9 (0.83%) Virgin Media
6 9 (0.83%) VMware
7 8 (0.74%) Hotjar
7 8 (0.74%) Sony
8 6 (0.56%) Amplitude
8 6 (0.56%) ANSYS
8 6 (0.56%) WorldPay
9 5 (0.46%) CrowdStrike
9 5 (0.46%) Synopsys