The median annual salary for a User Experience Researcher was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
UX Researcher
UK
Rank 816 917 902
Rank change year-on-year +101 -15  
Permanent jobs requiring a User Experience Researcher 33 29 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.028% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.029% 0.053%
Number of salaries quoted 21 24 32
Median salary £37,500 £55,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -31.81% +46.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £42,500 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £64,750 £60,000 £59,750
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £43,750 £37,000
% change year-on-year -20.00% +18.24%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 80634 98831 101724
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.27% 96.35% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 66904 82761 83046
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

User Experience Researcher
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured User Experience Researcher in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Salary histogram for User Experience Researcher in the UK

User Experience Researcher
Top 17 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +98 32 £37,500 -31.81% 6
London +78 18 £51,250 -14.58% 3
East Midlands - 5 - - 2
Leicestershire - 5 - - 2
Birmingham - 4 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 4 £35,000 - 1
South East +60 3 £37,500 -11.76%
Surrey +42 3 £37,500 +15.38%
Scotland +15 1 £50,000 -
Edinburgh - 1 £50,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £32,500 -
Lancashire - 1 £32,500 -
Burnley - 1 £32,500 -
Colne - 1 £32,500 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

User Experience Researcher Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 59 (100.00%) User Experience
2 28 (47.46%) Ethnography
3 27 (45.76%) Usability Testing
4 24 (40.68%) Degree
5 22 (37.29%) Psychology
6 18 (30.51%) Analytics
7 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (23.73%) Cognitive Psychology
9 13 (22.03%) HTML
10 12 (20.34%) Google
11 11 (18.64%) Benchmarking
11 11 (18.64%) Prototyping
11 11 (18.64%) Actionable Insight
12 10 (16.95%) Remote Testing
12 10 (16.95%) Games
12 10 (16.95%) Human Factors
12 10 (16.95%) Google Analytics
13 9 (15.25%) Adobe
13 9 (15.25%) CSS
13 9 (15.25%) Heuristic Evaluation
13 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (13.56%) A/B Testing
14 8 (13.56%) Customer Insight
15 7 (11.86%) E-Commerce
15 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
15 7 (11.86%) Marketing
15 7 (11.86%) Service Design
16 6 (10.17%) Behavioural Analysis
16 6 (10.17%) Field Research
16 6 (10.17%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes

User Experience Researcher Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (5.08%) SPSS
2 2 (3.39%) UserZoom
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.95%) Google Analytics
2 5 (8.47%) Adobe Analytics
3 4 (6.78%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 4 (6.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Axure RP
General
1 10 (16.95%) Games
2 7 (11.86%) Marketing
2 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Electronics
3 1 (1.69%) Legal
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) HTML
2 9 (15.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 59 (100.00%) User Experience
2 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.69%) Android
1 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (47.46%) Ethnography
2 27 (45.76%) Usability Testing
3 22 (37.29%) Psychology
4 18 (30.51%) Analytics
5 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (23.73%) Cognitive Psychology
7 11 (18.64%) Actionable Insight
7 11 (18.64%) Benchmarking
7 11 (18.64%) Prototyping
8 10 (16.95%) Human Factors
8 10 (16.95%) Remote Testing
9 9 (15.25%) Heuristic Evaluation
10 8 (13.56%) A/B Testing
10 8 (13.56%) Customer Insight
11 7 (11.86%) E-Commerce
11 7 (11.86%) Service Design
12 6 (10.17%) Behavioural Analysis
12 6 (10.17%) Field Research
12 6 (10.17%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
12 6 (10.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (40.68%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Google
2 9 (15.25%) Adobe
3 4 (6.78%) Hotjar
3 4 (6.78%) Optimizely
4 3 (5.08%) Apple
4 3 (5.08%) Facebook
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft
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