Period
to 13 October 2019

The median annual salary for a UI Designer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 October 2019.

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
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 636 759 766
Rank change year-on-year +123 +7 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a UI Designer 476 421 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 383 337 389
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,250 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +8.11%

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 130,930 156,719 167,979
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 95.93% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 104,324 126,285 134,604
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
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 13 October 2019.

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 13 October 2019. 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 +101 427 £50,000 +11.11% 91
London +121 264 £55,000 +2.33% 44
UK excluding London +78 198 £42,500 +13.33% 53
South East 0 47 £47,500 +5.56% 10
North of England +27 45 £37,500 -11.76% 15
Scotland +43 35 £45,000 +38.46% 4
North West +31 29 £37,500 -11.76% 9
South West +11 25 £52,000 +48.57% 7
East of England +52 23 £40,000 +33.33% 4
Midlands +38 17 £35,000 - 11
West Midlands +37 14 £36,153 +3.29% 6
Yorkshire +10 13 £38,000 +8.57% 2
Wales +6 6 £70,000 +105.88% 2
East Midlands +25 3 £32,500 -14.47% 5
North East +14 3 £28,750 -50.00% 4

UI Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 October 2019, 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.

1 440 (92.44%) User Experience
2 250 (52.52%) Wireframes
3 231 (48.53%) Sketch
4 213 (44.75%) Adobe
5 189 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
6 181 (38.03%) HTML
7 174 (36.55%) CSS
8 168 (35.29%) InVision
9 167 (35.08%) Prototyping
10 105 (22.06%) Finance
11 99 (20.80%) Adobe Illustrator
12 97 (20.38%) Mobile App
13 92 (19.33%) JavaScript
14 90 (18.91%) Photoshop
15 72 (15.13%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
16 70 (14.71%) Axure RP
17 67 (14.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 59 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
19 57 (11.97%) Scrum
20 56 (11.76%) Marketing
21 55 (11.55%) Android
22 54 (11.34%) Adobe XD
23 53 (11.13%) Apple iOS
24 52 (10.92%) Collaborative Working
25 51 (10.71%) Responsive Web Design
26 47 (9.87%) Typography
27 44 (9.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
28 42 (8.82%) Analytics
29 41 (8.61%) Retail
30 40 (8.40%) E-Commerce

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 16 (3.36%) CMS
2 11 (2.31%) WordPress
3 6 (1.26%) Drupal
4 4 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.63%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 231 (48.53%) Sketch
2 168 (35.29%) InVision
3 99 (20.80%) Adobe Illustrator
4 90 (18.91%) Photoshop
5 67 (14.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 54 (11.34%) Adobe XD
7 39 (8.19%) Zeplin
8 35 (7.35%) Figma
9 27 (5.67%) Marvel
10 21 (4.41%) OmniGraffle
11 18 (3.78%) Adobe After Effects
12 16 (3.36%) InDesign
13 3 (0.63%) Flinto
13 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
13 3 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 3 (0.63%) UXPin
14 1 (0.21%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.21%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 5 (1.05%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.42%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 44 (9.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 13 (2.73%) SaaS
3 10 (2.10%) Google Analytics
4 7 (1.47%) Office 365
5 2 (0.42%) Azure
5 2 (0.42%) Slack
6 1 (0.21%) Firebase
6 1 (0.21%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.21%) npm
6 1 (0.21%) PaaS
6 1 (0.21%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.36%) DAB
2 2 (0.42%) Broadband
2 2 (0.42%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (0.63%) Big Data
2 2 (0.42%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.21%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.21%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 70 (14.71%) Axure RP
2 31 (6.51%) Balsamiq
3 14 (2.94%) JIRA
4 12 (2.52%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.42%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (0.21%) gulp
6 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.21%) webpack
General
1 105 (22.06%) Finance
2 56 (11.76%) Marketing
3 41 (8.61%) Retail
4 33 (6.93%) Games
5 21 (4.41%) Banking
6 20 (4.20%) Public Sector
7 18 (3.78%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.89%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.47%) Electronics
10 6 (1.26%) Advertising
10 6 (1.26%) Law
11 5 (1.05%) French Language
11 5 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.84%) Cantonese Language
12 4 (0.84%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (0.63%) Legal
14 2 (0.42%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.42%) Automotive
14 2 (0.42%) German Language
14 2 (0.42%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (38.03%) HTML
2 174 (36.55%) CSS
3 39 (8.19%) HTML5
4 31 (6.51%) CSS3
5 29 (6.09%) Sass
6 26 (5.46%) React
7 22 (4.62%) AngularJS
8 16 (3.36%) jQuery
9 8 (1.68%) Framer.js
9 8 (1.68%) Vue.js
10 6 (1.26%) LESS
10 6 (1.26%) Node.js
11 5 (1.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (0.84%) Ajax
13 3 (0.63%) Flash
13 3 (0.63%) Kendo UI
13 3 (0.63%) Material Design
14 2 (0.42%) Angular 2
14 2 (0.42%) Apache Cordova
14 2 (0.42%) Ionic Framework
Miscellaneous
1 440 (92.44%) User Experience
2 97 (20.38%) Mobile App
3 26 (5.46%) Graphic Design
4 21 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (3.57%) Smartphone
7 10 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.47%) Animation
8 7 (1.47%) Blog
9 6 (1.26%) Tandem
10 4 (0.84%) BBC
10 4 (0.84%) Photography
10 4 (0.84%) Social Media
11 3 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.42%) NHS
12 2 (0.42%) Reinsurance
12 2 (0.42%) Smart Energy
12 2 (0.42%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.21%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.21%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 55 (11.55%) Android
2 53 (11.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (52.52%) Wireframes
2 189 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (35.08%) Prototyping
4 72 (15.13%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 59 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
6 57 (11.97%) Scrum
7 52 (10.92%) Collaborative Working
8 51 (10.71%) Responsive Web Design
9 47 (9.87%) Typography
10 42 (8.82%) Analytics
11 40 (8.40%) E-Commerce
12 31 (6.51%) Product Management
12 31 (6.51%) Usability Testing
13 28 (5.88%) B2C
14 27 (5.67%) Workflow
15 25 (5.25%) Fintech
16 23 (4.83%) Customer Requirements
17 22 (4.62%) Design Thinking
17 22 (4.62%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
17 22 (4.62%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 92 (19.33%) JavaScript
2 15 (3.15%) PHP
3 9 (1.89%) TypeScript
4 5 (1.05%) SQL
5 1 (0.21%) Apple Swift
5 1 (0.21%) C
5 1 (0.21%) ES6
5 1 (0.21%) ES7
5 1 (0.21%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 31 (6.51%) Degree
2 2 (0.42%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.78%) QA
Vendors
1 213 (44.75%) Adobe
2 16 (3.36%) WorldPay
3 12 (2.52%) Google
4 9 (1.89%) Microsoft
5 7 (1.47%) Apple
5 7 (1.47%) SAP
6 4 (0.84%) IBM
6 4 (0.84%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.63%) Crazy Egg
7 3 (0.63%) Tableau
8 2 (0.42%) Capita
8 2 (0.42%) OutSystems
8 2 (0.42%) Sencha
9 1 (0.21%) Cognos
9 1 (0.21%) Facebook
9 1 (0.21%) Quark
9 1 (0.21%) Snapchat
9 1 (0.21%) Sony
9 1 (0.21%) Spotify
9 1 (0.21%) Twitter