The median annual salary for a Senior Designer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 731 743 762
Rank change year-on-year +12 +19  
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Designer 160 189 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 109 137 176
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,700 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,250
% change year-on-year -20.00% +10.49%  

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 85544 95045 105654
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.95% 96.52% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 69856 80154 87088
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +13 145 £46,250 -7.50% 20
London +25 64 £55,000 - 7
South East +43 20 £41,250 -17.50% 1
Scotland +16 15 £50,000 -
Yorkshire +3 14 £41,500 +18.57% 3
North West -34 14 £35,000 +22.80% 3
East of England -22 12 £45,000 +5.88% 1
Edinburgh +3 10 £38,750 -
West Midlands +10 9 £37,500 -9.09% 1
Cheshire -21 9 £35,000 -
Chester - 8 £35,000 -
Berkshire +31 7 - - 1
West Yorkshire +11 7 £41,500 +27.69% 3
Leeds +7 7 £41,500 +27.69% 3
Maidenhead - 7 - -
Bedfordshire +25 6 £45,000 -
South West -25 6 £42,500 -15.00% 3
East Midlands +12 5 £32,500 -10.34% 1
Nottinghamshire +2 5 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Manchester -36 5 £45,000 +57.89% 1
Halesowen - 5 £37,500 - 1
Glasgow - 5 £55,000 -
Surrey +36 4 £41,250 -17.50%
City of London +21 4 £60,000 +20.00%
East Sussex +10 4 - -
Brighton +6 4 - -
Norwich -1 4 £65,000 +5.17% 1
Norfolk -6 4 £65,000 +5.17% 1
Birmingham - 4 £36,250 -
Canary Wharf - 4 £70,000 -

Senior Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 272 (78.61%) User Experience
2 155 (44.80%) Wireframes
3 142 (41.04%) Adobe
4 137 (39.60%) Agile Software Development
5 96 (27.75%) Photoshop
6 90 (26.01%) Adobe Illustrator
7 89 (25.72%) Marketing
8 86 (24.86%) Axure RP
9 85 (24.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 83 (23.99%) Degree
11 79 (22.83%) Prototyping
12 73 (21.10%) CSS
13 71 (20.52%) HTML
14 58 (16.76%) Finance
15 56 (16.18%) InVision
16 44 (12.72%) Information Architecture
17 43 (12.43%) Mentoring
18 41 (11.85%) Analytics
18 41 (11.85%) E-Commerce
19 39 (11.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
20 38 (10.98%) Typography
21 37 (10.69%) JavaScript
22 35 (10.12%) Games
23 33 (9.54%) HTML5
24 30 (8.67%) Web Design
25 29 (8.38%) Scrum
25 29 (8.38%) Usability Testing
25 29 (8.38%) User Stories
26 28 (8.09%) OmniGraffle
27 26 (7.51%) Animation

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 (4.34%) CMS
2 12 (3.47%) Marvel
3 10 (2.89%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (1.16%) WordPress
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.58%) SAS
6 2 (0.58%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.29%) Confluence
7 1 (0.29%) Drupal
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 96 (27.75%) Photoshop
2 90 (26.01%) Adobe Illustrator
3 85 (24.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 56 (16.18%) InVision
5 28 (8.09%) OmniGraffle
6 25 (7.23%) Adobe After Effects
7 21 (6.07%) InDesign
8 13 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
9 12 (3.47%) Adobe Premiere
10 10 (2.89%) Final Cut Pro
11 6 (1.73%) Acrobat
11 6 (1.73%) Fireworks
12 5 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 4 (1.16%) MS Visio
14 3 (0.87%) CINEMA 4D
14 3 (0.87%) Houdini
14 3 (0.87%) NUKE
14 3 (0.87%) Pixate
15 2 (0.58%) UXPin
16 1 (0.29%) Flinto
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.07%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 14 (4.05%) Google Analytics
3 9 (2.60%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (1.16%) SaaS
5 2 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.58%) PaaS
6 1 (0.29%) GitHub
6 1 (0.29%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.47%) Internet
2 2 (0.58%) Ethernet
2 2 (0.58%) InfiniBand
2 2 (0.58%) Intranet
2 2 (0.58%) SAN
3 1 (0.29%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.29%) MQTT
3 1 (0.29%) Skype
3 1 (0.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.31%) DB2
4 6 (1.73%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.73%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.45%) Big Data
5 5 (1.45%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.16%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.29%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.29%) DataStage
9 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.29%) Riak
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 86 (24.86%) Axure RP
2 39 (11.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 7 (2.02%) Rational Application Developer
4 5 (1.45%) Dreamweaver
4 5 (1.45%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.45%) Maven
5 3 (0.87%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.29%) Ant
6 1 (0.29%) git-flow
6 1 (0.29%) Gradle
6 1 (0.29%) Hudson
6 1 (0.29%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.29%) JIRA
6 1 (0.29%) JUnit
6 1 (0.29%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 89 (25.72%) Marketing
2 58 (16.76%) Finance
3 35 (10.12%) Games
4 26 (7.51%) Retail
5 18 (5.20%) Advertising
6 14 (4.05%) Automotive
7 7 (2.02%) Banking
8 5 (1.45%) Legal
9 3 (0.87%) Back Office
9 3 (0.87%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.58%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Billing
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) Front Office
11 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
11 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (21.10%) CSS
2 71 (20.52%) HTML
3 33 (9.54%) HTML5
4 25 (7.23%) CSS3
5 16 (4.62%) jQuery
6 14 (4.05%) Framer.js
7 10 (2.89%) Spring
7 10 (2.89%) Web Services
8 7 (2.02%) XML
9 6 (1.73%) .NET
9 6 (1.73%) Flash
10 5 (1.45%) JSON
11 3 (0.87%) Ajax
11 3 (0.87%) Akka
11 3 (0.87%) Sass
11 3 (0.87%) VCL
11 3 (0.87%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (0.58%) Hibernate
12 2 (0.58%) J2EE
12 2 (0.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 272 (78.61%) User Experience
2 26 (7.51%) Animation
3 22 (6.36%) Graphic Design
3 22 (6.36%) Mobile App
4 18 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (4.34%) Social Media
6 12 (3.47%) BBC
7 11 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.31%) Fintech
9 6 (1.73%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.16%) Photography
10 4 (1.16%) Taxonomies
11 3 (0.87%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.87%) FMCG
11 3 (0.87%) Motion Graphics
11 3 (0.87%) W3C
12 2 (0.58%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.58%) EMC VMAX
12 2 (0.58%) EMC VNX
12 2 (0.58%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.18%) Android
1 11 (3.18%) Apple iOS
2 10 (2.89%) Unix
3 9 (2.60%) Mac OS X
4 6 (1.73%) Linux
5 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.58%) Windows
5 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (44.80%) Wireframes
2 137 (39.60%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (22.83%) Prototyping
4 44 (12.72%) Information Architecture
5 43 (12.43%) Mentoring
6 41 (11.85%) Analytics
6 41 (11.85%) E-Commerce
7 38 (10.98%) Typography
8 30 (8.67%) Web Design
9 29 (8.38%) Scrum
9 29 (8.38%) Usability Testing
9 29 (8.38%) User Stories
10 25 (7.23%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
10 25 (7.23%) Project Management
11 24 (6.94%) Psychology
12 23 (6.65%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
12 23 (6.65%) Responsive Web Design
13 19 (5.49%) A/B Testing
14 16 (4.62%) Human Factors
15 15 (4.34%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.69%) JavaScript
2 20 (5.78%) Java
3 15 (4.34%) SQL
4 7 (2.02%) Shell Script
5 6 (1.73%) PHP
6 3 (0.87%) C++
7 2 (0.58%) C
7 2 (0.58%) C#
8 1 (0.29%) COBOL
8 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.29%) Python
8 1 (0.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (23.99%) Degree
2 5 (1.45%) HND
3 3 (0.87%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.29%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.73%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.16%) QA
3 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.29%) EMIR
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (0.58%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (0.58%) SCCM
1 2 (0.58%) SCOM
1 2 (0.58%) SCOrch
1 2 (0.58%) Simpana
2 1 (0.29%) Ambari
2 1 (0.29%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 142 (41.04%) Adobe
2 14 (4.05%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.18%) Apple
4 10 (2.89%) Google
5 7 (2.02%) Cognos
6 6 (1.73%) ClickTale
6 6 (1.73%) Informatica
7 5 (1.45%) RedGate
8 4 (1.16%) EMC
8 4 (1.16%) Oracle
9 2 (0.58%) Cisco
9 2 (0.58%) CommVault
9 2 (0.58%) HP
9 2 (0.58%) IBM
9 2 (0.58%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.58%) Twitter
9 2 (0.58%) VMware
10 1 (0.29%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.29%) Facebook
10 1 (0.29%) Hortonworks
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