Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 51 53 58
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5 +8
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 2,601 6,419 7,564
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.76% 4.79% 4.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.59% 12.29% 11.84%
Number of salaries quoted 2,573 5,274 6,094
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 20,665 52,209 63,892
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.81% 38.96% 39.63%
Number of salaries quoted 16,831 39,656 49,051
Median annual salary £57,500 £53,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.49% +0.95% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £28,818
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +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 24 November 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 24 November 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 +1 2,395 £53,750 +2.38% 668
UK excluding London +8 1,516 £45,000 - 472
London -18 968 £65,000 +4.25% 245
North of England +7 504 £45,000 +0.56% 146
Work from Home +21 466 £50,000 -16.67% 138
South East +19 367 £50,000 - 95
North West -5 272 £47,500 +5.56% 94
Midlands +2 246 £42,500 -5.56% 105
Yorkshire +68 189 £42,000 -1.18% 37
South West 0 167 £47,500 +2.70% 41
West Midlands -20 147 £42,500 -5.56% 59
East of England +6 109 £42,500 -15.00% 35
East Midlands +32 99 £42,500 - 46
Scotland -18 71 £41,500 -7.78% 40
North East +18 43 £40,000 +13.41% 15
Wales +6 43 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Northern Ireland +12 16 £35,000 -3.45% 5
Isle of Man - 2 £27,500 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 1,260 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 1,068 (41.06%) JavaScript
3 914 (35.14%) CSS
4 888 (34.14%) HTML
5 543 (20.88%) Front End Development
6 430 (16.53%) Finance
7 424 (16.30%) React
8 396 (15.22%) AngularJS
9 353 (13.57%) Git (software)
10 350 (13.46%) HTML5
11 334 (12.84%) Scrum
12 322 (12.38%) Wireframes
13 300 (11.53%) .NET
14 299 (11.50%) Node.js
15 281 (10.80%) Azure
16 276 (10.61%) C#
17 275 (10.57%) E-Commerce
18 262 (10.07%) DevOps
19 252 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
19 252 (9.69%) AWS
20 249 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
21 246 (9.46%) Marketing
22 241 (9.27%) Web Development
22 241 (9.27%) Software Engineering
23 228 (8.77%) Degree
24 227 (8.73%) Java
25 221 (8.50%) TypeScript
26 220 (8.46%) Sass
27 218 (8.38%) Sketch
28 215 (8.27%) Microsoft

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
1 145 (5.57%) CMS
2 60 (2.31%) Confluence
3 47 (1.81%) WordPress
4 39 (1.50%) SharePoint
5 36 (1.38%) Umbraco
6 30 (1.15%) Drupal
7 23 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (0.77%) Apache
9 19 (0.73%) Headless CMS
10 16 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
11 14 (0.54%) IIS
12 12 (0.46%) EPiServer
13 11 (0.42%) MS Exchange
14 10 (0.38%) nginx
15 8 (0.31%) Apache Spark
16 7 (0.27%) Kentico
17 5 (0.19%) ArcGIS
17 5 (0.19%) Liferay
18 4 (0.15%) K2 blackpearl
18 4 (0.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 218 (8.38%) Sketch
2 148 (5.69%) InVision
3 108 (4.15%) Photoshop
4 97 (3.73%) Figma
5 72 (2.77%) Adobe Illustrator
6 62 (2.38%) Adobe XD
7 48 (1.85%) Zeplin
8 45 (1.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 24 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
10 15 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
11 14 (0.54%) Marvel
12 11 (0.42%) MS Visio
13 9 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 8 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
15 7 (0.27%) UXPin
16 6 (0.23%) InDesign
17 5 (0.19%) SPSS
18 4 (0.15%) Chatbot
19 3 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
19 3 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 60 (2.31%) Magento
2 28 (1.08%) Shopify
3 15 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 13 (0.50%) SAP SD
5 12 (0.46%) SAP MM
6 6 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 5 (0.19%) BigMachines
7 5 (0.19%) SAP CRM
7 5 (0.19%) Siebel CRM
8 3 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle CRM On Demand
8 3 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
8 3 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
8 3 (0.12%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.12%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.077%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.077%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 2 (0.077%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.077%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 281 (10.80%) Azure
2 252 (9.69%) AWS
3 208 (8.00%) SaaS
4 82 (3.15%) Office 365
5 78 (3.00%) Serverless
6 71 (2.73%) GitHub
7 68 (2.61%) GCP
8 65 (2.50%) npm
9 55 (2.11%) Power Platform
10 38 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
10 38 (1.46%) Slack
11 37 (1.42%) PaaS
12 36 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
13 32 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 32 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
14 31 (1.19%) Google Analytics
15 21 (0.81%) Logic Apps
16 20 (0.77%) IaaS
17 19 (0.73%) PowerApps
18 16 (0.62%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.11%) Internet
2 25 (0.96%) Unified Communications
3 20 (0.77%) VoIP
4 18 (0.69%) DNS
5 17 (0.65%) Firewall
5 17 (0.65%) TCP/IP
6 14 (0.54%) PBX
6 14 (0.54%) Skype
7 13 (0.50%) HTTP
8 12 (0.46%) Broadband
9 11 (0.42%) SAN
10 10 (0.38%) Intranet
10 10 (0.38%) LAN
10 10 (0.38%) WAN
11 8 (0.31%) Wireless
12 7 (0.27%) DHCP
12 7 (0.27%) Network Security
12 7 (0.27%) RTP
13 6 (0.23%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (0.23%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (4.92%) MySQL
2 109 (4.19%) Relational Database
2 109 (4.19%) SQL Server
3 72 (2.77%) MongoDB
4 49 (1.88%) Big Data
5 42 (1.61%) NoSQL
6 41 (1.58%) Power BI
7 40 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
8 31 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 16 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (0.58%) Redis
11 15 (0.58%) Tableau
12 14 (0.54%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (0.42%) Cosmos DB
15 10 (0.38%) Blockchain
15 10 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 8 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 353 (13.57%) Git (software)
2 145 (5.57%) JIRA
3 104 (4.00%) webpack
4 75 (2.88%) Axure RP
5 49 (1.88%) Babel
6 47 (1.81%) gulp
7 45 (1.73%) Jenkins
8 42 (1.61%) Selenium
9 40 (1.54%) Grunt
10 32 (1.23%) Visual Studio
11 29 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 25 (0.96%) Cypress.io
13 18 (0.69%) Balsamiq
14 17 (0.65%) Bitbucket
14 17 (0.65%) CircleCI
14 17 (0.65%) PHPUnit
14 17 (0.65%) Subversion
15 16 (0.62%) Maven
16 14 (0.54%) CocoaPods
16 14 (0.54%) Mercurial
General
1 430 (16.53%) Finance
2 246 (9.46%) Marketing
3 107 (4.11%) Public Sector
4 103 (3.96%) Retail
5 78 (3.00%) Banking
6 70 (2.69%) Telecoms
7 59 (2.27%) Games
8 55 (2.11%) Manufacturing
9 33 (1.27%) Legal
10 32 (1.23%) Electronics
11 28 (1.08%) Law
12 24 (0.92%) Publishing
13 20 (0.77%) Advertising
14 19 (0.73%) Local Government
15 15 (0.58%) Automotive
15 15 (0.58%) Retail Banking
16 14 (0.54%) French Language
17 13 (0.50%) Front Office
18 12 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
19 10 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1,202 (46.21%) Developer
2 429 (16.49%) Designer
3 408 (15.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 318 (12.23%) UX Designer
5 224 (8.61%) Senior Developer
6 174 (6.69%) UI Designer
7 148 (5.69%) Full Stack Developer
8 144 (5.54%) UI/UX Designer
9 141 (5.42%) JavaScript Developer
10 130 (5.00%) React Developer
11 128 (4.92%) Analyst
12 110 (4.23%) Product Manager
13 109 (4.19%) Product Owner
14 86 (3.31%) Senior Front-End Developer
15 85 (3.27%) Software Developer
16 81 (3.11%) Web Developer
17 79 (3.04%) C# Developer
18 78 (3.00%) Lead Developer
19 75 (2.88%) Senior Designer
20 72 (2.77%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 914 (35.14%) CSS
2 888 (34.14%) HTML
3 424 (16.30%) React
4 396 (15.22%) AngularJS
5 350 (13.46%) HTML5
6 300 (11.53%) .NET
7 299 (11.50%) Node.js
8 220 (8.46%) Sass
9 213 (8.19%) CSS3
10 212 (8.15%) Vue.js
11 205 (7.88%) REST
12 185 (7.11%) jQuery
13 138 (5.31%) RESTful
14 131 (5.04%) Redux
15 114 (4.38%) Web Services
16 109 (4.19%) .NET Core
17 105 (4.04%) XML
18 93 (3.58%) React Native
19 84 (3.23%) JSON
20 83 (3.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 252 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 182 (7.00%) Mobile App
3 87 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
4 77 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
5 63 (2.42%) Self-Motivation
6 41 (1.58%) Graphic Design
7 39 (1.50%) Algorithms
8 32 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 31 (1.19%) Virtual Team
10 26 (1.00%) Animation
11 25 (0.96%) Data Structures
11 25 (0.96%) Social Media
12 24 (0.92%) Management Information System
13 22 (0.85%) Hedge funds
14 21 (0.81%) Client/Server
15 18 (0.69%) FMCG
15 18 (0.69%) N-Tier
16 14 (0.54%) Derivative
16 14 (0.54%) Equities
17 13 (0.50%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 152 (5.84%) Apple iOS
2 130 (5.00%) Android
3 128 (4.92%) Windows
4 48 (1.85%) Windows Server
5 43 (1.65%) Linux
6 38 (1.46%) Windows 10
7 21 (0.81%) Unix
8 20 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (0.62%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (0.31%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 6 (0.23%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.077%) Android TV
13 2 (0.077%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.077%) tvOS
13 2 (0.077%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.077%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.038%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,260 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 543 (20.88%) Front End Development
3 334 (12.84%) Scrum
4 322 (12.38%) Wireframes
5 275 (10.57%) E-Commerce
6 262 (10.07%) DevOps
7 249 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
8 241 (9.27%) Software Engineering
8 241 (9.27%) Web Development
9 212 (8.15%) Prototyping
10 195 (7.50%) User Stories
11 193 (7.42%) Test Automation
12 192 (7.38%) TDD
13 190 (7.30%) Fintech
14 186 (7.15%) Analytics
15 163 (6.27%) Continuous Integration
16 161 (6.19%) SDLC
17 160 (6.15%) Mentoring
18 153 (5.88%) Microservices
19 142 (5.46%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,068 (41.06%) JavaScript
2 276 (10.61%) C#
3 227 (8.73%) Java
4 221 (8.50%) TypeScript
5 213 (8.19%) PHP
6 212 (8.15%) SQL
7 145 (5.57%) Python
8 85 (3.27%) ES6
9 60 (2.31%) PowerShell
10 54 (2.08%) Apple Swift
11 50 (1.92%) C
12 45 (1.73%) Objective-C
13 41 (1.58%) C++
14 36 (1.38%) Kotlin
15 27 (1.04%) Java 8
16 22 (0.85%) Scala
17 21 (0.81%) Ruby
18 17 (0.65%) R
19 16 (0.62%) ES7
20 15 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 228 (8.77%) Degree
2 60 (2.31%) Security Cleared
3 50 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 49 (1.88%) SC Cleared
5 22 (0.85%) Master's Degree
6 12 (0.46%) DV Cleared
7 9 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (0.35%) PhD
8 8 (0.31%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.23%) MCSA
11 5 (0.19%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
12 4 (0.15%) AWS Certification
12 4 (0.15%) PMP
13 3 (0.12%) MCPD
13 3 (0.12%) MCSD
13 3 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.077%) A+ Certification
14 2 (0.077%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (7.88%) QA
2 25 (0.96%) SLA
3 17 (0.65%) GDPR
4 12 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.23%) WCAG
6 4 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.12%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.077%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.077%) COBIT
8 2 (0.077%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.077%) NCSC
8 2 (0.077%) PMO
9 1 (0.038%) ISO 26262
9 1 (0.038%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 99 (3.81%) Docker
2 58 (2.23%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (0.46%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
5 9 (0.35%) Firmware
6 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.038%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.038%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.038%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.038%) Xen
7 1 (0.038%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 74 (2.85%) Kubernetes
2 47 (1.81%) SCCM
3 30 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (0.88%) Ansible
5 20 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (0.62%) Puppet
7 15 (0.58%) SCOrch
8 6 (0.23%) CASB
9 5 (0.19%) Terraform
10 2 (0.077%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (0.077%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.077%) Kibana
10 2 (0.077%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.077%) WSUS
11 1 (0.038%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.038%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.038%) logstash
11 1 (0.038%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.038%) MIIS
11 1 (0.038%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 215 (8.27%) Microsoft
2 199 (7.65%) Adobe
3 104 (4.00%) Google
4 60 (2.31%) SAP
5 48 (1.85%) Oracle
6 39 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
7 33 (1.27%) Atlassian
8 28 (1.08%) Apple
9 25 (0.96%) Cisco
10 19 (0.73%) Sitecore
11 18 (0.69%) ServiceNow
12 17 (0.65%) Siebel
12 17 (0.65%) VMware
13 16 (0.62%) HP
14 15 (0.58%) Pega
14 15 (0.58%) Xamarin
14 15 (0.58%) Zend
15 14 (0.54%) Facebook
15 14 (0.54%) Solace
16 13 (0.50%) Sophos