Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 66 71
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5 +4
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 7,848 8,223 7,901
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.76% 4.70% 4.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.81% 10.55% 9.72%
Number of salaries quoted 5,933 6,288 6,415
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 72,606 77,947 81,325
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.07% 44.59% 42.51%
Number of salaries quoted 56,197 58,601 66,696
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Salary histogram for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 19 October 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 +10 7,416 £50,000 - 1,480
UK excluding London +12 3,995 £45,000 +5.88% 929
London -1 3,741 £60,000 +4.35% 612
South East +21 1,344 £47,500 +5.56% 229
North of England +15 950 £42,500 +3.66% 300
North West +14 539 £43,500 -0.57% 173
South West +2 497 £42,500 -5.56% 114
East of England +25 457 £47,500 +5.56% 104
Midlands -7 420 £42,500 +21.43% 121
Yorkshire -1 353 £40,000 - 110
West Midlands -3 218 £42,500 +21.43% 77
Scotland -4 206 £45,000 +11.11% 32
East Midlands -9 202 £42,250 +12.67% 44
Wales +31 118 £41,500 +3.75% 16
North East +27 57 £35,000 -17.65% 17
Northern Ireland -5 17 £37,500 +7.14% 13
Isle of Man - 5 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 4,113 (52.41%) Agile Software Development
2 3,099 (39.49%) JavaScript
3 3,021 (38.49%) HTML
4 2,846 (36.26%) CSS
5 1,527 (19.46%) AngularJS
6 1,358 (17.30%) Finance
7 1,350 (17.20%) HTML5
8 1,346 (17.15%) Scrum
9 1,335 (17.01%) Front End Development
10 1,264 (16.11%) C#
11 1,186 (15.11%) Degree
12 1,154 (14.70%) Java
13 1,152 (14.68%) Git (software)
14 1,149 (14.64%) .NET
15 1,096 (13.97%) React
16 1,065 (13.57%) TDD
17 1,064 (13.56%) Wireframes
18 1,051 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
19 1,044 (13.30%) Web Development
20 980 (12.49%) jQuery
21 955 (12.17%) Analytics
22 940 (11.98%) CSS3
23 894 (11.39%) Marketing
24 890 (11.34%) SQL
25 866 (11.03%) Software Engineering
26 817 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
27 791 (10.08%) Adobe
28 761 (9.70%) Sass
29 758 (9.66%) Node.js
30 744 (9.48%) MVC

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
1 473 (6.03%) CMS
2 237 (3.02%) Confluence
3 197 (2.51%) WordPress
4 125 (1.59%) SharePoint
5 124 (1.58%) Sitecore CMS
6 106 (1.35%) Umbraco
7 100 (1.27%) EPiServer
8 88 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
9 83 (1.06%) Apache
10 76 (0.97%) IIS
11 71 (0.90%) Drupal
12 69 (0.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 62 (0.79%) Marvel
14 49 (0.62%) nginx
15 46 (0.59%) Apache Spark
15 46 (0.59%) Tomcat
16 33 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
17 27 (0.34%) MS Exchange
18 25 (0.32%) Alfresco
19 24 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 518 (6.60%) Photoshop
2 346 (4.41%) Adobe Illustrator
3 314 (4.00%) InVision
4 267 (3.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 137 (1.75%) OmniGraffle
6 82 (1.04%) Microsoft Office
7 57 (0.73%) InDesign
8 55 (0.70%) MS Visio
9 44 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
10 36 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
11 35 (0.45%) Adobe After Effects
12 32 (0.41%) Chatbot
13 28 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 24 (0.31%) UXPin
15 16 (0.20%) CorelDRAW
16 14 (0.18%) Fireworks
16 14 (0.18%) GIMP
16 14 (0.18%) UserZoom
17 10 (0.13%) InfoPath
18 8 (0.10%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 105 (1.34%) Magento
2 46 (0.59%) Eloqua
3 35 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
4 25 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
5 23 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 19 (0.24%) SAP S/4HANA
7 18 (0.23%) Shopify
8 17 (0.22%) WebTrends
9 12 (0.15%) Odoo
10 9 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
10 9 (0.11%) SAP BPC
11 8 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
11 8 (0.10%) SAP SD
12 7 (0.089%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (0.089%) Siebel CRM
13 6 (0.076%) NetSuite
14 5 (0.064%) Adobe Campaign
14 5 (0.064%) Unit4 Business World
15 4 (0.051%) Oracle iProcurement
15 4 (0.051%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 676 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
2 600 (7.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 290 (3.70%) SaaS
4 211 (2.69%) npm
5 193 (2.46%) Google Analytics
6 177 (2.26%) GitHub
7 144 (1.83%) Office 365
8 98 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 89 (1.13%) PaaS
10 87 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 83 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
12 70 (0.89%) Serverless
13 60 (0.76%) IaaS
14 42 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
15 39 (0.50%) Slack
16 32 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
17 30 (0.38%) Trello
18 27 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
19 26 (0.33%) AdWords
20 24 (0.31%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 158 (2.01%) HTTP
2 145 (1.85%) Internet
3 49 (0.62%) Firewall
4 43 (0.55%) SSL
5 37 (0.47%) DNS
6 32 (0.41%) VoIP
7 31 (0.40%) Intranet
7 31 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
8 27 (0.34%) TCP/IP
9 23 (0.29%) Broadband
9 23 (0.29%) Skype
10 21 (0.27%) Wireless
11 19 (0.24%) SMS
12 16 (0.20%) Bluetooth
13 14 (0.18%) DAB
13 14 (0.18%) VPN
14 13 (0.17%) Unified Communications
15 12 (0.15%) DHCP
15 12 (0.15%) Network Security
16 11 (0.14%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 678 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 341 (4.35%) MySQL
3 253 (3.22%) MongoDB
4 249 (3.17%) Big Data
5 245 (3.12%) NoSQL
6 175 (2.23%) Relational Database
7 118 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
8 99 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
9 83 (1.06%) Blockchain
10 75 (0.96%) Hadoop
11 57 (0.73%) Power BI
12 54 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 50 (0.64%) Redis
13 50 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 47 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
15 44 (0.56%) Couchbase
16 42 (0.54%) RDBMS
17 40 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 32 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
19 31 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1,152 (14.68%) Git (software)
2 504 (6.42%) JIRA
3 368 (4.69%) Axure RP
4 359 (4.57%) gulp
5 309 (3.94%) Selenium
6 304 (3.87%) Jenkins
7 271 (3.45%) webpack
8 253 (3.22%) Visual Studio
9 202 (2.57%) Grunt
10 195 (2.48%) Subversion
11 180 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 177 (2.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 168 (2.14%) Maven
14 167 (2.13%) TeamCity
15 140 (1.78%) Jasmine
16 119 (1.52%) Cucumber
17 118 (1.50%) Mocha
18 113 (1.44%) Octopus Deploy
19 102 (1.30%) Karma Test Runner
20 94 (1.20%) Gradle
General
1 1,358 (17.30%) Finance
2 894 (11.39%) Marketing
3 503 (6.41%) Retail
4 353 (4.50%) Banking
5 269 (3.43%) Games
6 156 (1.99%) Advertising
7 127 (1.62%) Manufacturing
8 114 (1.45%) Telecoms
9 112 (1.43%) Law
10 109 (1.39%) Publishing
11 106 (1.35%) Investment Banking
12 96 (1.22%) Legal
13 86 (1.10%) Front Office
14 83 (1.06%) Financial Institution
15 59 (0.75%) Electronics
16 34 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
17 30 (0.38%) Back Office
18 29 (0.37%) Multimedia
19 22 (0.28%) Retail Banking
20 21 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3,326 (42.38%) Developer
2 1,210 (15.42%) Designer
3 1,007 (12.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 924 (11.77%) UX Designer
5 550 (7.01%) Senior Developer
6 498 (6.35%) Analyst
7 428 (5.45%) C# Developer
8 408 (5.20%) JavaScript Developer
9 407 (5.19%) Web Developer
10 399 (5.08%) .NET Developer
11 384 (4.89%) UI Designer
12 350 (4.46%) Full Stack Developer
13 333 (4.24%) Software Engineer
14 330 (4.20%) Product Manager
15 320 (4.08%) UI/UX Designer
16 287 (3.66%) Business Analyst
17 285 (3.63%) Architect
18 263 (3.35%) Software Developer
19 256 (3.26%) UI Developer
20 254 (3.24%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,021 (38.49%) HTML
2 2,846 (36.26%) CSS
3 1,527 (19.46%) AngularJS
4 1,350 (17.20%) HTML5
5 1,149 (14.64%) .NET
6 1,096 (13.97%) React
7 980 (12.49%) jQuery
8 940 (11.98%) CSS3
9 761 (9.70%) Sass
10 758 (9.66%) Node.js
11 575 (7.33%) Web Services
12 568 (7.24%) RESTful
13 532 (6.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 521 (6.64%) ASP.NET
15 489 (6.23%) REST
16 372 (4.74%) JSON
17 364 (4.64%) LESS
18 307 (3.91%) Redux
19 300 (3.82%) Vue.js
20 299 (3.81%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 817 (10.41%) Analytical Skills
2 727 (9.26%) Mobile App
3 567 (7.22%) Computer Science
4 394 (5.02%) Fintech
5 305 (3.89%) Greenfield Project
6 279 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
7 179 (2.28%) Graphic Design
8 117 (1.49%) Management Information System
9 112 (1.43%) Social Media
10 111 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
11 97 (1.24%) Algorithms
12 91 (1.16%) Virtual Team
13 90 (1.15%) Data Structures
14 73 (0.93%) Animation
15 69 (0.88%) Cloud Native
16 60 (0.76%) Online Banking
17 59 (0.75%) Hedge funds
18 54 (0.69%) Smartphone
19 50 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
20 40 (0.51%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 575 (7.33%) Android
2 537 (6.84%) Apple iOS
3 373 (4.75%) Linux
4 329 (4.19%) Windows
5 80 (1.02%) Windows 10
6 74 (0.94%) Windows Server
7 68 (0.87%) Unix
8 42 (0.54%) Windows 7
9 27 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (0.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (0.27%) Mac OS X
11 21 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 18 (0.23%) CentOS
13 11 (0.14%) Mac OS
13 11 (0.14%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.10%) Debian
15 7 (0.089%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.051%) Nucleus RTOS
16 4 (0.051%) Solaris
17 2 (0.025%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,113 (52.41%) Agile Software Development
2 1,346 (17.15%) Scrum
3 1,335 (17.01%) Front End Development
4 1,065 (13.57%) TDD
5 1,064 (13.56%) Wireframes
6 1,051 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
7 1,044 (13.30%) Web Development
8 955 (12.17%) Analytics
9 866 (11.03%) Software Engineering
10 744 (9.48%) MVC
11 741 (9.44%) E-Commerce
12 728 (9.28%) Prototyping
13 668 (8.51%) Test Automation
14 664 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
15 585 (7.45%) User Stories
16 578 (7.36%) Mentoring
17 569 (7.25%) BDD
18 554 (7.06%) DevOps
19 545 (6.94%) Responsive Web Design
20 540 (6.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3,099 (39.49%) JavaScript
2 1,264 (16.11%) C#
3 1,154 (14.70%) Java
4 890 (11.34%) SQL
5 585 (7.45%) PHP
6 460 (5.86%) Python
7 353 (4.50%) ES6
8 255 (3.25%) TypeScript
9 214 (2.73%) C++
10 191 (2.43%) Apple Swift
11 167 (2.13%) Ruby
12 148 (1.89%) Objective-C
13 129 (1.64%) C
14 100 (1.27%) PowerShell
15 93 (1.19%) T-SQL
16 78 (0.99%) Go
17 74 (0.94%) Kotlin
18 73 (0.93%) Java 8
19 69 (0.88%) Scala
20 54 (0.69%) R
Qualifications
1 1,186 (15.11%) Degree
2 255 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 99 (1.26%) Security Cleared
4 74 (0.94%) Master's Degree
5 51 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 48 (0.61%) SC Cleared
7 45 (0.57%) SAFe Agilist
8 43 (0.55%) PMI Certification
9 35 (0.45%) ISEB
10 34 (0.43%) ISTQB
11 27 (0.34%) PMP
12 26 (0.33%) DBS Check
13 25 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
13 25 (0.32%) PhD
14 21 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
15 20 (0.25%) CBAP
16 17 (0.22%) DV Cleared
16 17 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 11 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
18 9 (0.11%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 683 (8.70%) QA
2 71 (0.90%) SLA
3 50 (0.64%) GDPR
4 40 (0.51%) WCAG
5 19 (0.24%) WAI
6 18 (0.23%) PMO
7 16 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 14 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 12 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
10 10 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 8 (0.10%) PCI DSS
12 7 (0.089%) PSD2
13 6 (0.076%) Actionable Recommendations
14 5 (0.064%) ISO 9001
15 3 (0.038%) Cyber Essentials
15 3 (0.038%) SEPA
16 2 (0.025%) 21 CFR Part 11
17 1 (0.013%) FedRAMP
17 1 (0.013%) GxP
17 1 (0.013%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 302 (3.85%) Docker
2 108 (1.38%) Active Directory
3 63 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (0.29%) BitLocker
6 18 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (0.20%) Apache Flume
7 16 (0.20%) Hyper-V
8 13 (0.17%) Firmware
8 13 (0.17%) Varnish
9 12 (0.15%) XenApp
10 9 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.10%) XenDesktop
12 7 (0.089%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.064%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.038%) Shibboleth
14 3 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.025%) ACF2
15 2 (0.025%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 76 (0.97%) Kubernetes
2 56 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
3 55 (0.70%) Ansible
4 49 (0.62%) Puppet
5 46 (0.59%) SCCM
6 45 (0.57%) Terraform
7 27 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
8 21 (0.27%) WSUS
9 20 (0.25%) SCOrch
10 19 (0.24%) Hadoop YARN
10 19 (0.24%) Perfmon
10 19 (0.24%) vRealize
10 19 (0.24%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 18 (0.23%) WMI
12 16 (0.20%) HockeyApp
13 9 (0.11%) Graphite
13 9 (0.11%) Kibana
13 9 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
14 8 (0.10%) logstash
15 7 (0.089%) Grafana
Vendors
1 791 (10.08%) Adobe
2 622 (7.93%) Microsoft
3 470 (5.99%) Google
4 189 (2.41%) Oracle
5 149 (1.90%) Sitecore
6 138 (1.76%) Apple
7 135 (1.72%) SAP
8 86 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
9 84 (1.07%) Atlassian
9 84 (1.07%) Optimizely
10 82 (1.04%) Xamarin
11 78 (0.99%) VMware
12 74 (0.94%) Twitter
13 67 (0.85%) Tableau
14 60 (0.76%) Alias
15 55 (0.70%) Citrix
16 54 (0.69%) hybris
17 51 (0.65%) Omniture
18 47 (0.60%) Splunk
19 45 (0.57%) IBM