Period
to 26 February 2020

The median annual salary for a UI Designer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

User Interface Designer
UK
6 months to
26 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 631 673 752
Rank change year-on-year +42 +79 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a UI Designer 410 504 487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.33% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.35% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 329 394 424
UK median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,575 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £74,625 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +14.29%

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 117,547 145,213 169,001
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.47% 95.94% 96.38%
Number of salaries quoted 94,215 116,338 138,908
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

UI Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for UI Designer in the UK

UI Designer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for UI Designer in the UK

UI Designer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing UI Designer over the 6 months to 26 February 2020.

Salary histogram for UI Designer in the UK

UI 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 UI Designer within the UK over the 6 months to 26 February 2020. 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 +58 394 £55,000 +15.79% 96
London +59 273 £55,000 - 63
UK excluding London +25 135 £45,000 +28.57% 38
South East +49 37 £60,000 +33.33% 6
Midlands +40 30 £35,000 - 7
North of England +20 27 £40,000 +21.21% 9
West Midlands +38 24 £37,500 +11.11% 7
East of England +53 16 £42,500 +41.67% 2
North West +32 12 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Scotland +26 12 £57,500 +69.12% 2
Yorkshire +24 11 £38,000 +26.67% 4
South West +10 9 £36,250 +3.57% 9
East Midlands +24 6 £30,500 -18.67%
North East +15 4 £28,750 -23.33% 3
Wales - 4 £80,000 - 3

UI Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2020, UI Designer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring UI Designer in the job title.

1 378 (92.20%) User Experience
2 230 (56.10%) Sketch
3 213 (51.95%) Wireframes
4 196 (47.80%) Adobe
5 167 (40.73%) Agile Software Development
6 155 (37.80%) InVision
7 133 (32.44%) Prototyping
8 119 (29.02%) HTML
9 114 (27.80%) CSS
10 100 (24.39%) Mobile App
11 84 (20.49%) Adobe Illustrator
12 81 (19.76%) Photoshop
13 76 (18.54%) Axure RP
14 67 (16.34%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 57 (13.90%) Finance
16 55 (13.41%) Fintech
17 50 (12.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 47 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
19 45 (10.98%) Marketing
20 44 (10.73%) Android
20 44 (10.73%) Scrum
20 44 (10.73%) E-Commerce
20 44 (10.73%) Apple iOS
21 41 (10.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
22 39 (9.51%) Figma
23 38 (9.27%) Design Thinking
23 38 (9.27%) Typography
23 38 (9.27%) JavaScript
24 36 (8.78%) Banking
24 36 (8.78%) Collaborative Working

UI 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 13 (3.17%) CMS
2 3 (0.73%) Confluence
2 3 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (0.73%) EPiServer
3 2 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 230 (56.10%) Sketch
2 155 (37.80%) InVision
3 84 (20.49%) Adobe Illustrator
4 81 (19.76%) Photoshop
5 50 (12.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 39 (9.51%) Figma
7 36 (8.78%) Adobe XD
8 20 (4.88%) Adobe After Effects
9 18 (4.39%) Zeplin
10 17 (4.15%) Marvel
11 8 (1.95%) OmniGraffle
12 7 (1.71%) UXPin
13 5 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
14 4 (0.98%) Adobe Premiere
14 4 (0.98%) InDesign
15 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
15 3 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 2 (0.49%) Flinto
17 1 (0.24%) Pixate
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 16 (3.90%) SaaS
3 6 (1.46%) Google Analytics
4 5 (1.22%) Slack
5 2 (0.49%) Office 365
6 1 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.24%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.49%) DAB
1 2 (0.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 76 (18.54%) Axure RP
2 14 (3.41%) Balsamiq
3 6 (1.46%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.46%) JIRA
4 1 (0.24%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.24%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.24%) Visual Website Optimizer
4 1 (0.24%) webpack
General
1 57 (13.90%) Finance
2 45 (10.98%) Marketing
3 36 (8.78%) Banking
4 16 (3.90%) Retail
5 10 (2.44%) Publishing
6 8 (1.95%) Advertising
6 8 (1.95%) Games
7 5 (1.22%) Public Sector
8 3 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.49%) Electronics
9 2 (0.49%) Legal
9 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.24%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.24%) Law
10 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (29.02%) HTML
2 114 (27.80%) CSS
3 21 (5.12%) HTML5
4 15 (3.66%) React
5 11 (2.68%) CSS3
6 9 (2.20%) Framer.js
7 6 (1.46%) jQuery
7 6 (1.46%) Sass
8 4 (0.98%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.73%) LESS
9 3 (0.73%) Material Design
9 3 (0.73%) Pixi.js
9 3 (0.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (0.49%) .NET
10 2 (0.49%) Aurelia
10 2 (0.49%) Backbone.js
10 2 (0.49%) Ember.js
10 2 (0.49%) REST
10 2 (0.49%) Vue.js
10 2 (0.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 378 (92.20%) User Experience
2 100 (24.39%) Mobile App
3 18 (4.39%) Self-Motivation
4 14 (3.41%) Graphic Design
5 12 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.44%) Animation
7 8 (1.95%) Social Media
8 6 (1.46%) Learning Management System
9 5 (1.22%) Blog
10 4 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.98%) Motion Graphics
10 4 (0.98%) W3C
11 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.73%) Tandem
11 3 (0.73%) Video Editing
12 2 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.49%) Life Science
12 2 (0.49%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.49%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.24%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 44 (10.73%) Android
1 44 (10.73%) Apple iOS
2 3 (0.73%) Windows
3 1 (0.24%) Linux
3 1 (0.24%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (51.95%) Wireframes
2 167 (40.73%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (32.44%) Prototyping
4 67 (16.34%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 55 (13.41%) Fintech
6 47 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
7 44 (10.73%) E-Commerce
7 44 (10.73%) Scrum
8 38 (9.27%) Design Thinking
8 38 (9.27%) Typography
9 36 (8.78%) Collaborative Working
10 32 (7.80%) Workshop Facilitation
11 31 (7.56%) Responsive Web Design
12 30 (7.32%) Product Roadmap
13 27 (6.59%) B2B
13 27 (6.59%) B2C
14 25 (6.10%) Analytics
15 22 (5.37%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
15 22 (5.37%) Product Management
16 21 (5.12%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 38 (9.27%) JavaScript
2 3 (0.73%) PHP
2 3 (0.73%) SQL
3 2 (0.49%) C
3 2 (0.49%) C#
4 1 (0.24%) Apple Swift
4 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.24%) Kotlin
4 1 (0.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (7.07%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.24%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 196 (47.80%) Adobe
2 23 (5.61%) WorldPay
3 21 (5.12%) FIS
4 13 (3.17%) Microsoft
5 8 (1.95%) Google
6 3 (0.73%) Apple
6 3 (0.73%) Facebook
7 2 (0.49%) IBM
7 2 (0.49%) OutSystems
7 2 (0.49%) SAP
7 2 (0.49%) Spotify
8 1 (0.24%) Optimizely
8 1 (0.24%) Snapchat
8 1 (0.24%) Sony