Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a User Experience Researcher was £52,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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

UX Researcher
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1077 1166 1293
Rank change year-on-year +89 +127 -32
Permanent jobs requiring a User Experience Researcher 134 56 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.030% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.031% 0.014%
Number of salaries quoted 99 54 22
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +15.79% -13.64%
10th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £62,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year +28.57% +4.48% -4.29%

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

User Experience Researcher
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured User Experience Researcher in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience Researcher in the UK

User Experience Researcher
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing User Experience Researcher.

Salary trend for User Experience Researcher in the UK

User Experience Researcher
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience Researcher over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for User Experience Researcher in the UK

User Experience Researcher
Top 11 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience Researcher within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 +121 133 £52,500 -4.55% 7
UK excluding London +108 69 £45,000 +28.57% 3
London +25 65 £55,000 - 4
South East +75 28 £55,000 +37.50% 1
East of England - 19 £55,000 -
North of England +26 13 £35,000 0.00% 1
North West -9 11 £31,500 -3.08% 1
East Midlands - 8 £42,500 - 1
Midlands - 8 £42,500 - 1
Yorkshire +26 3 £35,000 -
Scotland - 1 £30,000 -

User Experience Researcher Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, User Experience Researcher job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring User Experience Researcher in the job title.

1 134 (100.00%) User Experience
2 59 (44.03%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (35.07%) Usability Testing
4 43 (32.09%) Psychology
5 39 (29.10%) Degree
6 33 (24.63%) Quantitative Research
7 30 (22.39%) Analytics
8 25 (18.66%) Scrum
9 23 (17.16%) Human Factors
9 23 (17.16%) Ethnography
10 21 (15.67%) Qualitative Research
11 19 (14.18%) Cognitive Psychology
11 19 (14.18%) Validation
12 18 (13.43%) Ethnographic Research
13 17 (12.69%) Wireframes
13 17 (12.69%) Prototyping
13 17 (12.69%) Guerrilla Testing
13 17 (12.69%) Data Analysis
13 17 (12.69%) Statistical Analysis
14 16 (11.94%) Ergonomics
15 15 (11.19%) Benchmarking
15 15 (11.19%) InVision
16 14 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (9.70%) SEO
17 13 (9.70%) Finance
17 13 (9.70%) Computer Science
18 12 (8.96%) Marketing
18 12 (8.96%) Field Research
18 12 (8.96%) A/B Testing
19 11 (8.21%) Service Design

User Experience Researcher 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:

Applications
1 15 (11.19%) InVision
2 8 (5.97%) MS Visio
2 8 (5.97%) UserZoom
3 7 (5.22%) SPSS
4 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.72%) Google Analytics
2 7 (5.22%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) Internet
Development Applications
1 8 (5.97%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 7 (5.22%) Axure RP
General
1 13 (9.70%) Finance
2 12 (8.96%) Marketing
3 9 (6.72%) Retail
4 7 (5.22%) German Language
5 5 (3.73%) Banking
6 4 (2.99%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.24%) Games
8 2 (1.49%) Electronics
9 1 (0.75%) Advertising
9 1 (0.75%) Legal
9 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.97%) HTML
2 1 (0.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 134 (100.00%) User Experience
2 14 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (9.70%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.24%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.24%) Tandem
5 2 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.75%) BBC
6 1 (0.75%) Fintech
6 1 (0.75%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.75%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (44.03%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (35.07%) Usability Testing
3 43 (32.09%) Psychology
4 33 (24.63%) Quantitative Research
5 30 (22.39%) Analytics
6 25 (18.66%) Scrum
7 23 (17.16%) Ethnography
7 23 (17.16%) Human Factors
8 21 (15.67%) Qualitative Research
9 19 (14.18%) Cognitive Psychology
9 19 (14.18%) Validation
10 18 (13.43%) Ethnographic Research
11 17 (12.69%) Data Analysis
11 17 (12.69%) Guerrilla Testing
11 17 (12.69%) Prototyping
11 17 (12.69%) Statistical Analysis
11 17 (12.69%) Wireframes
12 16 (11.94%) Ergonomics
13 15 (11.19%) Benchmarking
14 13 (9.70%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.22%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.75%) C
2 1 (0.75%) Java
2 1 (0.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (29.10%) Degree
2 4 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (0.75%) Postgraduate
3 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.75%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (7.46%) Google
2 7 (5.22%) Adobe
3 2 (1.49%) Apple
4 1 (0.75%) Crazy Egg
4 1 (0.75%) Hotjar
4 1 (0.75%) SAP