Period
to 30 March 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 30 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 60 66
Rank change year-on-year +11 +6 +3
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 5,852 7,103 7,964
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.94% 4.76% 4.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.82% 12.07% 11.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4,890 5,725 6,493
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

User Experience is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 45,653 58,864 67,888
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.57% 39.47% 38.29%
Number of salaries quoted 35,030 44,427 53,375
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £29,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing User Experience as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing User Experience.

Salary trend for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing User Experience over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Salary histogram for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Top 18 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User Experience within the UK over the 6 months to 30 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 +9 5,412 £55,000 +4.76% 950
London +4 2,880 £65,000 +4.00% 363
UK excluding London +4 2,854 £45,000 - 646
South East 0 763 £50,000 - 152
North of England -4 692 £45,000 +12.50% 237
Midlands +32 447 £42,500 - 80
North West -3 405 £45,000 +5.88% 156
Work from Home +16 389 £55,000 - 78
West Midlands +57 333 £45,000 +5.88% 48
East of England +12 322 £47,500 -9.52% 57
South West -18 300 £42,500 -5.56% 61
Yorkshire -8 231 £41,500 +6.17% 49
Scotland +9 210 £45,000 - 40
East Midlands -18 113 £40,000 -5.88% 32
Wales +6 105 £40,000 -5.88% 19
North East +27 56 £45,000 +28.57% 32
Northern Ireland +6 30 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Channel Islands 0 1 £47,500 +11.76%

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, IT jobs citing User Experience also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for User Experience.

1 2,691 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
2 2,302 (39.34%) JavaScript
3 2,011 (34.36%) HTML
4 2,009 (34.33%) CSS
5 1,081 (18.47%) Front End Development
6 1,013 (17.31%) AngularJS
7 1,004 (17.16%) React
8 983 (16.80%) Finance
9 909 (15.53%) Scrum
10 830 (14.18%) Git (software)
11 786 (13.43%) .NET
12 763 (13.04%) Wireframes
13 758 (12.95%) C#
14 753 (12.87%) HTML5
15 726 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
16 673 (11.50%) Web Development
17 665 (11.36%) Degree
18 656 (11.21%) Software Engineering
19 650 (11.11%) Java
20 623 (10.65%) SQL
21 618 (10.56%) Node.js
22 615 (10.51%) Analytics
23 578 (9.88%) Mobile App
24 562 (9.60%) E-Commerce
25 549 (9.38%) TDD
26 544 (9.30%) Marketing
27 512 (8.75%) Sass
28 511 (8.73%) DevOps
29 508 (8.68%) Azure
29 508 (8.68%) Sketch

User Experience
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
1 229 (3.91%) CMS
2 127 (2.17%) WordPress
3 101 (1.73%) Confluence
4 59 (1.01%) SharePoint
5 55 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
6 44 (0.75%) Apache Spark
7 43 (0.73%) IIS
8 35 (0.60%) Skype for Business
9 34 (0.58%) Apache
10 33 (0.56%) WebSphere
11 31 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
12 30 (0.51%) Umbraco
13 26 (0.44%) Drupal
14 25 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
15 22 (0.38%) Tomcat
16 21 (0.36%) ArcGIS
16 21 (0.36%) nginx
17 19 (0.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 14 (0.24%) CICS
18 14 (0.24%) EPiServer
Applications
1 508 (8.68%) Sketch
2 315 (5.38%) InVision
3 281 (4.80%) Photoshop
4 200 (3.42%) Adobe Illustrator
5 102 (1.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 94 (1.61%) Adobe XD
7 91 (1.56%) Figma
8 89 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
9 80 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
10 65 (1.11%) Zeplin
11 40 (0.68%) MS Visio
12 38 (0.65%) InDesign
13 37 (0.63%) Adobe After Effects
14 33 (0.56%) Marvel
15 31 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
16 27 (0.46%) Chatbot
17 23 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
18 22 (0.38%) Adobe Premiere
19 17 (0.29%) SPSS
20 14 (0.24%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 81 (1.38%) Magento
2 37 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
3 28 (0.48%) Shopify
4 17 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 15 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
6 11 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
6 11 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
7 10 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 10 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 10 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
8 9 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 9 (0.15%) SAP ERP
9 7 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
9 7 (0.12%) SAP HCM
10 6 (0.10%) SessionCam
11 5 (0.085%) OpenCart
11 5 (0.085%) R3 Corda
11 5 (0.085%) SAP Payroll
12 4 (0.068%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 508 (8.68%) Azure
2 462 (7.89%) AWS
3 308 (5.26%) SaaS
4 141 (2.41%) GCP
5 139 (2.38%) Office 365
6 133 (2.27%) GitHub
7 110 (1.88%) npm
7 110 (1.88%) PaaS
8 101 (1.73%) Serverless
9 94 (1.61%) Google Analytics
10 83 (1.42%) Slack
11 61 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 60 (1.03%) Power Platform
13 58 (0.99%) IaaS
14 46 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
15 44 (0.75%) Dropbox
16 40 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
17 37 (0.63%) Amazon S3
18 26 (0.44%) Oracle CX
19 24 (0.41%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 149 (2.55%) Internet
2 68 (1.16%) Wireless
3 59 (1.01%) DNS
4 58 (0.99%) Intranet
5 56 (0.96%) Firewall
6 43 (0.73%) TCP/IP
7 38 (0.65%) Skype
8 26 (0.44%) LAN
9 25 (0.43%) HTTP
10 21 (0.36%) VPN
11 20 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
11 20 (0.34%) WAN
12 19 (0.32%) SMS
13 17 (0.29%) DHCP
13 17 (0.29%) SSL
14 12 (0.21%) VoIP
15 11 (0.19%) ATM
15 11 (0.19%) MQTT
16 10 (0.17%) LTE
17 9 (0.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 332 (5.67%) SQL Server
2 310 (5.30%) MySQL
3 216 (3.69%) Relational Database
4 172 (2.94%) Big Data
5 121 (2.07%) NoSQL
6 109 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
7 74 (1.26%) MongoDB
8 55 (0.94%) Power BI
9 43 (0.73%) Redis
10 40 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 34 (0.58%) Blockchain
11 34 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 33 (0.56%) Hadoop
13 29 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
14 23 (0.39%) DB2
14 23 (0.39%) MS Access
15 21 (0.36%) RDBMS
15 21 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
16 20 (0.34%) SAP HANA
17 13 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 830 (14.18%) Git (software)
2 349 (5.96%) JIRA
3 252 (4.31%) webpack
4 196 (3.35%) Axure RP
5 159 (2.72%) gulp
6 147 (2.51%) Jenkins
7 145 (2.48%) Selenium
8 118 (2.02%) Grunt
8 118 (2.02%) Jasmine
9 102 (1.74%) Subversion
10 86 (1.47%) Balsamiq
11 83 (1.42%) Bitbucket
12 80 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
12 80 (1.37%) Visual Studio
13 72 (1.23%) Xcode
14 71 (1.21%) Mocha
15 62 (1.06%) Karma Test Runner
16 61 (1.04%) Protractor
17 58 (0.99%) TeamCity
18 54 (0.92%) Cucumber
General
1 983 (16.80%) Finance
2 544 (9.30%) Marketing
3 379 (6.48%) Retail
4 220 (3.76%) Banking
5 175 (2.99%) Games
6 131 (2.24%) Public Sector
7 91 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 81 (1.38%) Advertising
9 78 (1.33%) Legal
10 51 (0.87%) Law
11 45 (0.77%) Automotive
12 38 (0.65%) Back Office
13 34 (0.58%) Electronics
14 30 (0.51%) Manufacturing
15 28 (0.48%) Publishing
16 24 (0.41%) Front Office
17 22 (0.38%) Local Government
18 20 (0.34%) Financial Institution
19 16 (0.27%) Billing
20 13 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,567 (43.87%) Developer
2 1,042 (17.81%) Designer
3 871 (14.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 752 (12.85%) UX Designer
5 544 (9.30%) Senior Developer
6 353 (6.03%) UI Designer
7 297 (5.08%) React Developer
8 295 (5.04%) UI/UX Designer
9 292 (4.99%) Analyst
10 286 (4.89%) Web Developer
11 272 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
12 264 (4.51%) Senior Designer
13 237 (4.05%) Full Stack Developer
14 236 (4.03%) Product Manager
15 220 (3.76%) Software Developer
16 219 (3.74%) Senior Front-End Developer
17 208 (3.55%) Software Engineer
18 197 (3.37%) Business Analyst
19 193 (3.30%) .NET Developer
20 192 (3.28%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,011 (34.36%) HTML
2 2,009 (34.33%) CSS
3 1,013 (17.31%) AngularJS
4 1,004 (17.16%) React
5 786 (13.43%) .NET
6 753 (12.87%) HTML5
7 618 (10.56%) Node.js
8 512 (8.75%) Sass
9 495 (8.46%) CSS3
10 473 (8.08%) jQuery
11 363 (6.20%) Vue.js
12 345 (5.90%) REST
13 306 (5.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 304 (5.19%) RESTful
15 287 (4.90%) Redux
16 274 (4.68%) Web Services
17 250 (4.27%) ASP.NET
18 192 (3.28%) JSON
19 179 (3.06%) LESS
20 155 (2.65%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 578 (9.88%) Mobile App
2 465 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
3 259 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
4 218 (3.73%) Greenfield Project
5 167 (2.85%) Algorithms
6 122 (2.08%) Data Structures
7 105 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
8 97 (1.66%) Management Information System
9 90 (1.54%) Hedge funds
10 76 (1.30%) Derivative
11 72 (1.23%) Animation
12 65 (1.11%) Smartphone
13 62 (1.06%) Graphic Design
14 60 (1.03%) Virtual Team
15 47 (0.80%) Social Media
16 46 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
17 45 (0.77%) W3C
18 44 (0.75%) Client/Server
19 43 (0.73%) CCTV
20 39 (0.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 442 (7.55%) Apple iOS
2 417 (7.13%) Android
3 318 (5.43%) Linux
4 302 (5.16%) Windows
5 62 (1.06%) Mac OS
6 51 (0.87%) Windows 10
7 48 (0.82%) Unix
8 30 (0.51%) tvOS
8 30 (0.51%) Windows Server
9 18 (0.31%) Ubuntu
10 15 (0.26%) CentOS
10 15 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
11 12 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
13 8 (0.14%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.10%) Debian
14 6 (0.10%) watchOS
15 4 (0.068%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,691 (45.98%) Agile Software Development
2 1,081 (18.47%) Front End Development
3 909 (15.53%) Scrum
4 763 (13.04%) Wireframes
5 726 (12.41%) Problem-Solving
6 673 (11.50%) Web Development
7 656 (11.21%) Software Engineering
8 615 (10.51%) Analytics
9 562 (9.60%) E-Commerce
10 549 (9.38%) TDD
11 511 (8.73%) DevOps
12 489 (8.36%) User Stories
13 451 (7.71%) Computer Science
13 451 (7.71%) Mentoring
14 443 (7.57%) Prototyping
15 440 (7.52%) Fintech
16 408 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
17 396 (6.77%) Test Automation
18 331 (5.66%) MVC
19 307 (5.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2,302 (39.34%) JavaScript
2 758 (12.95%) C#
3 650 (11.11%) Java
4 623 (10.65%) SQL
5 475 (8.12%) PHP
6 431 (7.37%) Python
7 427 (7.30%) TypeScript
8 305 (5.21%) ES6
9 200 (3.42%) C++
10 178 (3.04%) C
11 161 (2.75%) Apple Swift
12 143 (2.44%) Objective-C
13 105 (1.79%) Kotlin
14 101 (1.73%) Ruby
15 83 (1.42%) VB.NET
16 82 (1.40%) Bash Shell
17 79 (1.35%) R
18 69 (1.18%) T-SQL
19 67 (1.14%) PowerShell
20 63 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 665 (11.36%) Degree
2 231 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 65 (1.11%) Security Cleared
4 56 (0.96%) ISTQB
5 50 (0.85%) SC Cleared
6 47 (0.80%) ISEB
7 44 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 43 (0.73%) Master's Degree
9 31 (0.53%) PMI Certification
10 30 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 30 (0.51%) PMP
11 26 (0.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 23 (0.39%) CISSP
13 22 (0.38%) CISM
14 17 (0.29%) DBS Check
15 16 (0.27%) AWS Certification
16 15 (0.26%) SAP Certification
17 12 (0.21%) HNC
18 11 (0.19%) DV Cleared
19 10 (0.17%) CIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 453 (7.74%) QA
2 29 (0.50%) WCAG
3 23 (0.39%) SLA
4 20 (0.34%) PMO
5 19 (0.32%) GDPR
6 14 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.14%) PCI DSS
9 8 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.12%) NIST
11 6 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
12 4 (0.068%) HL7
12 4 (0.068%) WAI
13 1 (0.017%) NCSC
13 1 (0.017%) P3O
13 1 (0.017%) PSD2
13 1 (0.017%) TickIT
System Software
1 325 (5.55%) Docker
2 83 (1.42%) Active Directory
3 63 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (0.77%) XenApp
4 45 (0.77%) XenDesktop
5 40 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (0.39%) Firmware
7 21 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (0.32%) RACF
9 17 (0.29%) Hyper-V
10 15 (0.26%) ACF2
11 13 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
12 11 (0.19%) vSphere
13 9 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.10%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.034%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 164 (2.80%) Kubernetes
2 91 (1.56%) SCCM
3 62 (1.06%) Terraform
4 49 (0.84%) Ansible
5 36 (0.62%) Puppet
6 25 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
6 25 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
7 20 (0.34%) Grafana
8 19 (0.32%) Kibana
9 17 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
10 15 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (0.26%) SCOM
11 13 (0.22%) AirWatch
12 12 (0.21%) vCenter Server
13 11 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.15%) Netcool
14 9 (0.15%) TeMIP
15 7 (0.12%) HP ALM
15 7 (0.12%) Tivoli
16 6 (0.10%) SCSM
Vendors
1 501 (8.56%) Adobe
2 498 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 270 (4.61%) Google
4 131 (2.24%) SAP
5 128 (2.19%) Apple
6 126 (2.15%) Oracle
7 67 (1.14%) VMware
8 59 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
9 57 (0.97%) IBM
10 56 (0.96%) Citrix
11 50 (0.85%) HP
12 48 (0.82%) Xamarin
13 44 (0.75%) CrowdStrike
14 40 (0.68%) Sitecore
14 40 (0.68%) Tableau
15 33 (0.56%) Dell
16 23 (0.39%) Red Hat
17 22 (0.38%) Facebook
18 21 (0.36%) FIS
18 21 (0.36%) WorldPay