Period
to 22 January 2022

The median annual salary for a UI Designer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

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
22 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 687 569 647
Rank change year-on-year -118 +78 +70
Permanent jobs requiring a UI Designer 410 212 418
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.33% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.35% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 325 183 326
10th Percentile £34,495 £31,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £39,375 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £45,000 £53,500
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -15.89% +12.63%
75th Percentile £70,000 £57,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £70,000 £71,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% -7.22% +28.57%

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 118,632 60,359 120,584
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.06% 95.12% 95.58%
Number of salaries quoted 79,520 49,451 97,651
10th Percentile £31,813 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,244 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

UI Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for UI Designer in the UK

UI Designer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for UI Designer in the UK

UI Designer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing UI Designer over the 6 months to 22 January 2022.

Salary histogram for UI Designer in the UK

UI Designer
Top 16 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 22 January 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 -97 362 £55,000 +18.92% 54
London -93 232 £60,000 +9.09% 33
UK excluding London -163 142 £45,000 +7.78% 21
Work from Home -136 108 £50,000 +11.11% 11
South East -92 56 £45,000 +20.00% 6
North of England -133 36 £45,000 +2.86% 7
Yorkshire -67 28 £46,250 +2.78% 2
Scotland -55 23 £44,047 +3.64% 1
South West -35 17 £42,500 +21.43% 1
North West -85 7 £33,500 -16.25% 3
Midlands -102 4 £60,000 +33.33% 6
East of England - 4 £55,000 -
East Midlands -54 3 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Wales - 2 £38,000 -
North East -35 1 £35,000 -36.36% 2
West Midlands -80 1 £70,000 +55.56% 4

UI Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2022, 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.

1 389 (94.88%) User Experience
2 356 (86.83%) UX Design
3 205 (50.00%) Figma
4 190 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
5 179 (43.66%) Sketch
6 172 (41.95%) Adobe
7 156 (38.05%) Wireframes
8 109 (26.59%) HTML
9 102 (24.88%) CSS
10 93 (22.68%) Social Skills
11 91 (22.20%) InVision
12 87 (21.22%) Prototyping
13 84 (20.49%) User Research
14 79 (19.27%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 73 (17.80%) Accessibility
16 71 (17.32%) Axure RP
17 61 (14.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 54 (13.17%) SaaS
19 51 (12.44%) Apple iOS
19 51 (12.44%) Android
20 50 (12.20%) JavaScript
21 49 (11.95%) Mobile App
22 47 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
23 46 (11.22%) Finance
24 41 (10.00%) Interaction Design
25 40 (9.76%) B2C
25 40 (9.76%) UX Research
25 40 (9.76%) Storyboarding
26 39 (9.51%) Design Thinking
27 38 (9.27%) Usability Testing

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 11 (2.68%) CMS
2 5 (1.22%) Confluence
3 3 (0.73%) WordPress
Applications
1 179 (43.66%) Sketch
2 91 (22.20%) InVision
3 61 (14.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 37 (9.02%) Photoshop
5 32 (7.80%) Adobe XD
6 31 (7.56%) Zeplin
7 21 (5.12%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.98%) InDesign
8 4 (0.98%) UserZoom
8 4 (0.98%) UXPin
9 2 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.49%) Affinity Designer
9 2 (0.49%) Marvel
9 2 (0.49%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.24%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Magento
1 2 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 205 (50.00%) Figma
2 54 (13.17%) SaaS
3 35 (8.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 23 (5.61%) Miro
5 15 (3.66%) Google Analytics
6 11 (2.68%) Adobe Analytics
7 10 (2.44%) AWS
8 3 (0.73%) MailChimp
9 2 (0.49%) PaaS
10 1 (0.24%) npm
10 1 (0.24%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.71%) Broadband
2 1 (0.24%) ATM
2 1 (0.24%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.98%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.49%) Qlik Sense
3 1 (0.24%) Mixpanel
Development Applications
1 71 (17.32%) Axure RP
2 7 (1.71%) JIRA
3 5 (1.22%) webpack
4 4 (0.98%) Balsamiq
4 4 (0.98%) CircleCI
5 3 (0.73%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.49%) GitLab
7 1 (0.24%) Jasmine
General
1 93 (22.68%) Social Skills
2 46 (11.22%) Finance
3 31 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (6.83%) Presentation Skills
5 20 (4.88%) Games
6 18 (4.39%) Marketing
7 14 (3.41%) Public Sector
8 12 (2.93%) Advertising
9 10 (2.44%) Retail
10 8 (1.95%) Banking
11 6 (1.46%) German Language
12 4 (0.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 4 (0.98%) Law
13 3 (0.73%) Organisational Skills
14 2 (0.49%) Automotive
14 2 (0.49%) Local Government
14 2 (0.49%) Music Industry
14 2 (0.49%) Publishing
15 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (26.59%) HTML
2 102 (24.88%) CSS
3 16 (3.90%) Sass
4 9 (2.20%) HTML5
4 9 (2.20%) jQuery
4 9 (2.20%) React
5 8 (1.95%) XHTML
6 7 (1.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (1.22%) Node.js
8 4 (0.98%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.98%) Framer.js
8 4 (0.98%) Material Design
8 4 (0.98%) MobX
9 2 (0.49%) CSS3
9 2 (0.49%) RESTful
9 2 (0.49%) Vue.js
10 1 (0.24%) Bulma
Miscellaneous
1 389 (94.88%) User Experience
2 49 (11.95%) Mobile App
3 20 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (2.93%) Graphic Design
5 11 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.71%) Social Media
7 6 (1.46%) iPhone
7 6 (1.46%) Life Science
8 5 (1.22%) Animation
9 4 (0.98%) W3C
10 2 (0.49%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.49%) Motion Graphics
10 2 (0.49%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.49%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.24%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.24%) Derivative
11 1 (0.24%) Mobile Games
11 1 (0.24%) Renewable Energy
11 1 (0.24%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 51 (12.44%) Android
1 51 (12.44%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.49%) Mac OS
2 2 (0.49%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 356 (86.83%) UX Design
2 190 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (38.05%) Wireframes
4 87 (21.22%) Prototyping
5 84 (20.49%) User Research
6 79 (19.27%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 47 (11.46%) Problem-Solving
8 41 (10.00%) Interaction Design
9 40 (9.76%) B2C
9 40 (9.76%) Storyboarding
9 40 (9.76%) UX Research
10 39 (9.51%) Design Thinking
11 38 (9.27%) Usability Testing
12 36 (8.78%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
13 34 (8.29%) Analytics
13 34 (8.29%) Continuous Improvement
14 32 (7.80%) Software Engineering
15 30 (7.32%) Validation
16 29 (7.07%) Time Management
17 26 (6.34%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 50 (12.20%) JavaScript
2 6 (1.46%) TypeScript
3 2 (0.49%) C
4 1 (0.24%) C#
4 1 (0.24%) Java
4 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (5.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (17.80%) Accessibility
2 15 (3.66%) QA
3 3 (0.73%) WCAG
Vendors
1 172 (41.95%) Adobe
2 25 (6.10%) Google
3 10 (2.44%) Hotjar
4 6 (1.46%) IBM
4 6 (1.46%) Microsoft
4 6 (1.46%) SAP
5 4 (0.98%) BT
6 3 (0.73%) Optimizely
6 3 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (0.73%) Spotify
7 2 (0.49%) Virgin Media
8 1 (0.24%) Apple
8 1 (0.24%) Facebook