Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Designer was £50,000 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.

Software Designer
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1180 1202 1302
Rank change year-on-year +22 +100 +23
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Designer 18 16 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.008% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.009% 0.003%
Number of salaries quoted 18 14 6
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,950 £37,500
90th Percentile £63,375 £65,625 £58,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +11.11%

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%

Software Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Designer in the UK

Software Designer
Top 10 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 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 +44 18 £50,000 -9.09% 1
UK excluding London +41 17 £50,000 -9.09% 1
South East - 8 £50,000 -
North of England +4 7 £32,500 -14.47% 1
North West +2 6 £32,500 - 1
Midlands +29 1 £67,500 +17.39%
Yorkshire +22 1 £35,000 -7.89%
East of England +18 1 £37,500 -34.78%
West Midlands +16 1 £67,500 +1.89%
London +6 1 £77,500 +127.94%

Software Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
3 7 (38.89%) Identity Management
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) SharePoint
3 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (38.89%) Skype for Business
3 7 (38.89%) Skype
3 7 (38.89%) SDLC
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 7 (38.89%) DV Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Project Management
5 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
5 5 (27.78%) .NET
5 5 (27.78%) C#
5 5 (27.78%) HTML
5 5 (27.78%) SQL
6 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
6 4 (22.22%) Web Services
6 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
6 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
6 4 (22.22%) iPad
6 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (11.11%) Finance
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering

Software 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 7 (38.89%) SharePoint
1 7 (38.89%) Skype for Business
2 2 (11.11%) CICS
3 1 (5.56%) JBoss
3 1 (5.56%) WildFly
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) DB2
2 2 (11.11%) IMS/DB
3 1 (5.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
1 5 (27.78%) ASP.NET
1 5 (27.78%) HTML
2 4 (22.22%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.56%) HTML5
3 1 (5.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (22.22%) iPad
1 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (38.89%) Identity Management
1 7 (38.89%) SDLC
2 6 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.56%) Device Driver Development
4 1 (5.56%) Front End Development
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.56%) MVC
4 1 (5.56%) OO
4 1 (5.56%) OOD
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Software Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) PowerShell
2 5 (27.78%) C#
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 2 (11.11%) COBOL
4 2 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) C
5 1 (5.56%) C++
5 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 7 (38.89%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Sun