Period
to 20 November 2018

The median annual salary for a UI/UX Designer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 823 893 920
Rank change year-on-year +70 +27 +45
Permanent jobs requiring a UI/UX Designer 322 317 320
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 263 292 285
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £63,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.11% +5.71%

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 156,395 172,660 180,670
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.87% 95.96% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,950 138,551 151,214
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

UI/UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for UI/UX Designer in the UK

UI/UX Designer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for UI/UX Designer in the UK

UI/UX Designer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing UI/UX Designer over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Salary histogram for UI/UX Designer in the UK

UI/UX 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/UX Designer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2018. 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 +55 310 £45,750 +3.98% 85
London +54 169 £60,000 +20.00% 48
UK excluding London +75 149 £36,000 -10.00% 38
South East +14 54 £45,000 +12.50% 11
North of England +35 36 £37,500 +7.14% 13
East of England +40 26 £30,000 -33.33% 4
North West +26 26 £37,500 +7.14% 10
South West +6 14 £35,000 -17.65% 2
Midlands +15 10 £35,500 +29.09% 7
Yorkshire +32 9 £35,000 +27.27% 2
East Midlands +15 5 £38,000 -15.56% 3
West Midlands +15 5 £32,500 +18.18% 4
Wales - 5 £34,000 -
Scotland +2 4 £30,000 - 1
North East - 1 £60,000 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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.

1 322 (100.00%) User Experience
2 169 (52.48%) Wireframes
3 141 (43.79%) Adobe
4 140 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
5 115 (35.71%) HTML
6 102 (31.68%) CSS
7 101 (31.37%) Prototyping
8 86 (26.71%) Photoshop
9 75 (23.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 71 (22.05%) InVision
11 67 (20.81%) Mobile App
12 61 (18.94%) Adobe Illustrator
13 55 (17.08%) JavaScript
14 54 (16.77%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
15 52 (16.15%) Degree
16 50 (15.53%) Axure RP
17 45 (13.98%) UX Design
18 44 (13.66%) User Stories
19 43 (13.35%) Analytics
19 43 (13.35%) Responsive Web Design
20 38 (11.80%) Usability Testing
21 36 (11.18%) Marketing
22 33 (10.25%) Android
22 33 (10.25%) OmniGraffle
23 31 (9.63%) Finance
24 30 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
25 29 (9.01%) Apple iOS
25 29 (9.01%) Validation
26 28 (8.70%) Collaborative Working
27 27 (8.39%) Retail

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 25 (7.76%) Marvel
2 13 (4.04%) CMS
3 10 (3.11%) WordPress
4 3 (0.93%) Confluence
5 2 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.31%) LiveLink
Applications
1 86 (26.71%) Photoshop
2 75 (23.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 71 (22.05%) InVision
4 61 (18.94%) Adobe Illustrator
5 33 (10.25%) OmniGraffle
6 22 (6.83%) InDesign
7 4 (1.24%) UXPin
8 3 (0.93%) Adobe After Effects
8 3 (0.93%) Flinto
9 1 (0.31%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.31%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.31%) GIMP
9 1 (0.31%) Inkscape
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
9 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.31%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 8 (2.48%) SaaS
3 3 (0.93%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.62%) GitHub
5 1 (0.31%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.17%) DAB
2 3 (0.93%) Extranet
2 3 (0.93%) Internet
2 3 (0.93%) Intranet
3 1 (0.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (1.86%) Big Data
2 5 (1.55%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.31%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 50 (15.53%) Axure RP
2 23 (7.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 17 (5.28%) JIRA
4 3 (0.93%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.31%) Dreamweaver
General
1 36 (11.18%) Marketing
2 31 (9.63%) Finance
3 27 (8.39%) Retail
4 25 (7.76%) Games
5 10 (3.11%) Banking
6 5 (1.55%) Advertising
7 3 (0.93%) Electronics
7 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.62%) Automotive
8 2 (0.62%) Law
8 2 (0.62%) Polish Language
9 1 (0.31%) Brand Awareness
9 1 (0.31%) German Language
9 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (35.71%) HTML
2 102 (31.68%) CSS
3 26 (8.07%) jQuery
4 24 (7.45%) HTML5
5 17 (5.28%) CSS3
6 11 (3.42%) D3.js
7 6 (1.86%) Framer.js
7 6 (1.86%) React
8 5 (1.55%) AngularJS
9 4 (1.24%) Material Design
9 4 (1.24%) XML
10 3 (0.93%) Unity (Game Engine)
11 2 (0.62%) LESS
11 2 (0.62%) Sass
11 2 (0.62%) Unreal Engine
12 1 (0.31%) Ember.js
12 1 (0.31%) Flash
12 1 (0.31%) SignalR
12 1 (0.31%) Smart Contracts
12 1 (0.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 322 (100.00%) User Experience
2 67 (20.81%) Mobile App
3 21 (6.52%) Graphic Design
4 20 (6.21%) Fintech
5 16 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.80%) Digital Media
7 7 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.17%) Smartphone
8 6 (1.86%) Smart City
9 3 (0.93%) Animation
9 3 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (0.93%) Social Media
9 3 (0.93%) Xbox
10 2 (0.62%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.62%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.62%) Online Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.31%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (10.25%) Android
2 29 (9.01%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.55%) Windows
4 2 (0.62%) Linux
5 1 (0.31%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (0.31%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (52.48%) Wireframes
2 140 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
3 101 (31.37%) Prototyping
4 54 (16.77%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 45 (13.98%) UX Design
6 44 (13.66%) User Stories
7 43 (13.35%) Analytics
7 43 (13.35%) Responsive Web Design
8 38 (11.80%) Usability Testing
9 30 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (9.01%) Validation
11 28 (8.70%) Collaborative Working
12 25 (7.76%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
13 24 (7.45%) Customer-Centricity
14 21 (6.52%) E-Commerce
14 21 (6.52%) Scrum
15 20 (6.21%) Web Design
16 19 (5.90%) Customer Insight
17 17 (5.28%) Information Architecture
17 17 (5.28%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (17.08%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.31%) PHP
2 1 (0.31%) Python
Qualifications
1 52 (16.15%) Degree
2 2 (0.62%) PhD
2 2 (0.62%) SC Cleared
2 2 (0.62%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.31%) Actionable Recommendations
1 1 (0.31%) QA
Vendors
1 141 (43.79%) Adobe
2 10 (3.11%) Tableau
3 7 (2.17%) WorldPay
4 6 (1.86%) Google
5 3 (0.93%) SAP
5 3 (0.93%) Twitter
6 2 (0.62%) Apple
7 1 (0.31%) Foundry
7 1 (0.31%) Microsoft