Period
to 28 March 2020

The median annual salary for a UI/UX Designer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

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

User Interface/User Experience Designer
UK
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 690 742 889
Rank change year-on-year +52 +147 +57
Permanent jobs requiring a UI/UX Designer 297 371 324
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.26% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 241 313 287
Median annual salary £55,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,500 £27,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +39.29% -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 113,301 142,173 169,977
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.95% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 90,811 113,523 139,618
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £84,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

UI/UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for UI/UX Designer in the UK

UI/UX Designer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for UI/UX Designer in the UK

UI/UX Designer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing UI/UX Designer over the 6 months to 28 March 2020.

Salary histogram for UI/UX Designer in the UK

UI/UX 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/UX Designer within the UK over the 6 months to 28 March 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 +33 284 £55,000 +15.79% 50
London +77 192 £55,000 - 17
UK excluding London +71 101 £48,750 +39.29% 34
South East +54 29 £60,000 +39.53% 8
Midlands +44 21 £45,000 +28.57% 7
North of England +55 18 £37,500 +15.38% 13
East of England +52 15 £52,500 +75.00%
West Midlands +33 15 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Yorkshire +35 10 £38,000 +26.67% 5
Scotland +36 8 £57,500 +76.92% 1
South West +28 8 £40,000 +14.29% 5
Work from Home +5 7 £57,500 +39.39%
North West +31 6 £32,500 - 5
East Midlands +29 6 £27,500 -50.00% 1
North East +1 2 - - 3
Wales -8 1 £45,000 +20.00%

UI/UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, UI/UX 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/UX Designer in the job title.

1 297 (100.00%) User Experience
2 186 (62.63%) Wireframes
3 158 (53.20%) Sketch
4 137 (46.13%) Adobe
5 108 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 107 (36.03%) InVision
7 96 (32.32%) Prototyping
8 83 (27.95%) HTML
9 80 (26.94%) CSS
10 67 (22.56%) Mobile App
11 65 (21.89%) Axure RP
12 61 (20.54%) Adobe Illustrator
13 58 (19.53%) Photoshop
14 50 (16.84%) Fintech
15 43 (14.48%) Marketing
16 41 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
17 40 (13.47%) E-Commerce
18 36 (12.12%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
19 30 (10.10%) Finance
19 30 (10.10%) Android
19 30 (10.10%) Apple iOS
20 29 (9.76%) Scrum
21 28 (9.43%) Web Design
21 28 (9.43%) JavaScript
21 28 (9.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
22 27 (9.09%) Workshop Facilitation
22 27 (9.09%) Design Thinking
22 27 (9.09%) Product Roadmap
22 27 (9.09%) B2C
22 27 (9.09%) Banking

UI/UX 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 8 (2.69%) CMS
2 1 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 158 (53.20%) Sketch
2 107 (36.03%) InVision
3 61 (20.54%) Adobe Illustrator
4 58 (19.53%) Photoshop
5 28 (9.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 24 (8.08%) Adobe XD
7 19 (6.40%) Adobe After Effects
8 18 (6.06%) Figma
9 11 (3.70%) Marvel
10 10 (3.37%) Zeplin
11 5 (1.68%) InDesign
11 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Office
12 4 (1.35%) OmniGraffle
13 3 (1.01%) UXPin
14 2 (0.67%) Adobe Premiere
15 1 (0.34%) Pixate
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.08%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 13 (4.38%) SaaS
3 4 (1.35%) GitHub
3 4 (1.35%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.67%) Azure
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.34%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.67%) Internet
2 1 (0.34%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.35%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 65 (21.89%) Axure RP
2 18 (6.06%) Balsamiq
3 3 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.01%) JIRA
3 3 (1.01%) Visual Website Optimizer
4 2 (0.67%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 43 (14.48%) Marketing
2 30 (10.10%) Finance
3 27 (9.09%) Banking
4 18 (6.06%) Retail
5 6 (2.02%) Advertising
5 6 (2.02%) Games
6 4 (1.35%) Publishing
7 3 (1.01%) Legal
7 3 (1.01%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.34%) Automotive
8 1 (0.34%) Front Office
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (27.95%) HTML
2 80 (26.94%) CSS
3 20 (6.73%) HTML5
4 12 (4.04%) CSS3
4 12 (4.04%) jQuery
5 11 (3.70%) React
5 11 (3.70%) Sass
6 10 (3.37%) LESS
7 9 (3.03%) Framer.js
8 4 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.01%) Flash
9 3 (1.01%) Web Components
9 3 (1.01%) Web Services
10 2 (0.67%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.67%) Aurelia
10 2 (0.67%) Backbone.js
10 2 (0.67%) Ember.js
10 2 (0.67%) Material Design
10 2 (0.67%) REST
11 1 (0.34%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 297 (100.00%) User Experience
2 67 (22.56%) Mobile App
3 16 (5.39%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.36%) Graphic Design
6 6 (2.02%) Animation
7 5 (1.68%) Motion Graphics
7 5 (1.68%) Social Media
7 5 (1.68%) Video on Demand
7 5 (1.68%) Video\Live Streaming
8 4 (1.35%) Video Editing
8 4 (1.35%) W3C
9 3 (1.01%) Blog
9 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.01%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.67%) Life Science
11 1 (0.34%) Media Streaming
11 1 (0.34%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.10%) Android
1 30 (10.10%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.34%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (62.63%) Wireframes
2 108 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (32.32%) Prototyping
4 50 (16.84%) Fintech
5 41 (13.80%) Problem-Solving
6 40 (13.47%) E-Commerce
7 36 (12.12%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 29 (9.76%) Scrum
9 28 (9.43%) Web Design
10 27 (9.09%) B2C
10 27 (9.09%) Design Thinking
10 27 (9.09%) Product Roadmap
10 27 (9.09%) Workshop Facilitation
11 26 (8.75%) B2B
12 24 (8.08%) Typography
13 23 (7.74%) Collaborative Working
14 21 (7.07%) Analytics
15 19 (6.40%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
15 19 (6.40%) Information Architecture
16 18 (6.06%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.43%) JavaScript
2 4 (1.35%) PHP
3 3 (1.01%) C
4 2 (0.67%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.34%) Apple Swift
5 1 (0.34%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 17 (5.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.36%) QA
Vendors
1 137 (46.13%) Adobe
2 21 (7.07%) FIS
2 21 (7.07%) WorldPay
3 8 (2.69%) Google
4 6 (2.02%) Microsoft
5 4 (1.35%) HubSpot
6 3 (1.01%) Optimizely
7 2 (0.67%) Apple
7 2 (0.67%) Hotjar
7 2 (0.67%) OutSystems
8 1 (0.34%) Sony
8 1 (0.34%) Spotify