The median annual salary for a Software Designer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Designer
UK
Rank 851 941 945
Rank change year-on-year +90 +4  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Designer 6 7 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.007% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.007% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 14
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £37,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £37,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +26.66% -16.66%  

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 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
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%  

Software Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Designer in the UK

Software Designer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Software Designer in the UK

Software Designer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Designer over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Designer in the UK

Software Designer
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Designer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +98 6 £42,500 +13.33% 2
London - 4 £42,500 -
West Midlands +26 1 £60,000 +37.14%
East of England - 1 £35,000 - 1
Norwich - 1 £35,000 - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £60,000 -
Staffordshire - 1 £60,000 -
Norfolk - 1 £35,000 - 1

Software Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Software 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 Software Designer in the job title.

1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Scrum
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
2 5 (38.46%) Web Development
2 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) CSS
2 5 (38.46%) SDLC
3 4 (30.77%) Wireframes
3 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
3 4 (30.77%) User Experience
3 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (30.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (30.77%) Project Governance
3 4 (30.77%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (30.77%) Photoshop
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) RDBMS
3 4 (30.77%) SLA
3 4 (30.77%) Adobe
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) Retail
3 4 (30.77%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (30.77%) InDesign
3 4 (30.77%) Web Design
3 4 (30.77%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (30.77%) Information Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) C#

Software 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 (15.38%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (7.69%) CICS
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 4 (30.77%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (30.77%) InDesign
1 4 (30.77%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) RDBMS
1 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) DB2
2 1 (7.69%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
1 2 (15.38%) JUnit
1 2 (15.38%) Maven
General
1 5 (38.46%) Banking
2 4 (30.77%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 1 (7.69%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) CSS
1 5 (38.46%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) Apache Camel
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
2 2 (15.38%) RESTful
2 2 (15.38%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Entity Framework
3 1 (7.69%) HTML5
3 1 (7.69%) jQuery
3 1 (7.69%) JSON
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) WCF
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (30.77%) User Experience
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.69%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (38.46%) Scrum
2 5 (38.46%) SDLC
2 5 (38.46%) Web Development
3 4 (30.77%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (30.77%) Information Architecture
3 4 (30.77%) Project Governance
3 4 (30.77%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (30.77%) Web Design
3 4 (30.77%) Wireframes
4 2 (15.38%) API Design
4 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 2 (15.38%) SOLID
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) API Development
5 1 (7.69%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (7.69%) Front End Development
5 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) COBOL
4 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Adobe
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Sun
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