Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 57 66
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9 +7
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 6,554 7,749 8,341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.78% 4.74% 4.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.28% 11.97% 11.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5,082 5,918 6,427
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £29,400
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £76,250
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 53,388 64,723 72,366
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.94% 39.57% 40.03%
Number of salaries quoted 40,478 49,723 53,940
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019. 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 +5 6,103 £52,500 +2.94% 1,160
UK excluding London +6 3,533 £45,000 - 825
London +4 2,903 £60,000 - 389
North of England +11 954 £42,500 +1.19% 250
South East -24 900 £50,000 +5.26% 166
North West +28 717 £45,000 +5.88% 160
Midlands +60 587 £42,500 - 125
West Midlands +82 427 £45,000 +5.88% 78
South West -15 385 £47,500 +5.56% 115
East of England +15 369 £50,000 - 117
Scotland +35 251 £45,000 -5.26% 35
Yorkshire -49 200 £42,000 +5.00% 61
East Midlands -2 152 £42,500 - 47
Wales -12 93 £40,000 -3.32% 18
North East +7 40 £35,272 +0.78% 29
Northern Ireland -10 23 £36,250 -3.33%
Channel Islands - 1 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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 2,954 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
2 2,450 (37.38%) JavaScript
3 2,330 (35.55%) CSS
4 2,307 (35.20%) HTML
5 1,172 (17.88%) AngularJS
6 1,109 (16.92%) Finance
7 1,102 (16.81%) Front End Development
8 1,008 (15.38%) Wireframes
9 1,001 (15.27%) React
10 995 (15.18%) Scrum
11 904 (13.79%) Git (software)
12 882 (13.46%) Degree
13 851 (12.98%) HTML5
14 830 (12.66%) Analytics
14 830 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
15 761 (11.61%) C#
16 745 (11.37%) .NET
17 711 (10.85%) Java
18 709 (10.82%) Software Engineering
19 693 (10.57%) Marketing
20 687 (10.48%) Web Development
21 648 (9.89%) Node.js
22 644 (9.83%) SQL
23 599 (9.14%) Sketch
24 592 (9.03%) Mobile App
25 591 (9.02%) E-Commerce
26 588 (8.97%) CSS3
27 580 (8.85%) Adobe
28 571 (8.71%) jQuery
29 567 (8.65%) TDD

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
1 337 (5.14%) CMS
2 122 (1.86%) WordPress
3 121 (1.85%) Confluence
4 103 (1.57%) SharePoint
5 72 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
6 64 (0.98%) Umbraco
7 61 (0.93%) IIS
8 60 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
9 48 (0.73%) Drupal
10 44 (0.67%) Apache
11 38 (0.58%) Tomcat
12 32 (0.49%) Apache Spark
13 28 (0.43%) Skype for Business
14 27 (0.41%) nginx
15 24 (0.37%) Apache Solr
16 22 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
16 22 (0.34%) SAS
17 21 (0.32%) EPiServer
18 19 (0.29%) WebSphere
19 16 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 599 (9.14%) Sketch
2 371 (5.66%) InVision
3 321 (4.90%) Photoshop
4 252 (3.84%) Adobe Illustrator
5 130 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
6 122 (1.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 111 (1.69%) Adobe XD
8 89 (1.36%) Figma
9 86 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
10 82 (1.25%) OmniGraffle
11 79 (1.21%) Zeplin
12 59 (0.90%) Marvel
13 53 (0.81%) InDesign
14 49 (0.75%) MS Visio
15 33 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 25 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
17 22 (0.34%) Adobe After Effects
17 22 (0.34%) UXPin
18 20 (0.31%) Chatbot
19 19 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 52 (0.79%) Magento
2 44 (0.67%) SAP S/4HANA
3 22 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
5 19 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 16 (0.24%) Shopify
7 15 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
8 13 (0.20%) SAP ERP
9 8 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
10 7 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
10 7 (0.11%) R3 Corda
11 6 (0.092%) HFM
11 6 (0.092%) Maximo
11 6 (0.092%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 5 (0.076%) SAP CO
12 5 (0.076%) SAP FI
12 5 (0.076%) SAP FI/CO
12 5 (0.076%) WebTrends
13 4 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
13 4 (0.061%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 557 (8.50%) AWS
2 478 (7.29%) Azure
3 254 (3.88%) SaaS
4 166 (2.53%) GitHub
5 157 (2.40%) Office 365
6 142 (2.17%) npm
7 132 (2.01%) Google Analytics
8 122 (1.86%) GCP
9 115 (1.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 113 (1.72%) Serverless
11 73 (1.11%) PaaS
12 57 (0.87%) Power Platform
13 56 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
14 51 (0.78%) IaaS
15 40 (0.61%) Amazon S3
16 34 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
17 32 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
18 31 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
18 31 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
19 25 (0.38%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 163 (2.49%) Wireless
2 132 (2.01%) Internet
3 90 (1.37%) Firewall
4 76 (1.16%) HTTP
5 65 (0.99%) TCP/IP
6 47 (0.72%) DNS
7 37 (0.56%) Skype
8 35 (0.53%) Network Security
8 35 (0.53%) SMS
9 34 (0.52%) LAN
10 28 (0.43%) WAN
11 27 (0.41%) SSL
11 27 (0.41%) VPN
12 25 (0.38%) Intranet
13 22 (0.34%) VLAN
14 20 (0.31%) DAB
15 18 (0.27%) HTTPS
15 18 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (0.21%) MPLS
17 13 (0.20%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 369 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 226 (3.45%) MySQL
3 176 (2.69%) Relational Database
4 164 (2.50%) Big Data
5 133 (2.03%) NoSQL
6 108 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
7 104 (1.59%) MongoDB
8 56 (0.85%) Power BI
9 52 (0.79%) Redis
10 42 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
11 41 (0.63%) Hadoop
12 37 (0.56%) Blockchain
13 31 (0.47%) SAP HANA
13 31 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 29 (0.44%) GIS
15 28 (0.43%) Cosmos DB
16 25 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
17 21 (0.32%) QlikView
17 21 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 20 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 904 (13.79%) Git (software)
2 358 (5.46%) JIRA
3 283 (4.32%) webpack
4 262 (4.00%) Axure RP
5 209 (3.19%) Jenkins
6 186 (2.84%) Jasmine
7 179 (2.73%) gulp
8 177 (2.70%) Selenium
9 126 (1.92%) Grunt
10 107 (1.63%) Visual Studio
11 97 (1.48%) Bitbucket
12 89 (1.36%) Karma Test Runner
12 89 (1.36%) Subversion
13 87 (1.33%) Mocha
14 81 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
15 73 (1.11%) Balsamiq
15 73 (1.11%) Protractor
16 70 (1.07%) Cucumber
17 62 (0.95%) Maven
18 54 (0.82%) JUnit
General
1 1,109 (16.92%) Finance
2 693 (10.57%) Marketing
3 406 (6.19%) Retail
4 315 (4.81%) Banking
5 246 (3.75%) Telecoms
6 209 (3.19%) Games
7 186 (2.84%) Public Sector
8 117 (1.79%) Advertising
9 90 (1.37%) Manufacturing
10 78 (1.19%) Legal
11 76 (1.16%) Automotive
12 68 (1.04%) Electronics
13 64 (0.98%) Law
14 30 (0.46%) Local Government
15 26 (0.40%) Billing
16 25 (0.38%) Front Office
17 21 (0.32%) Publishing
18 19 (0.29%) Aerospace
18 19 (0.29%) Back Office
19 17 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2,524 (38.51%) Developer
2 1,157 (17.65%) Designer
3 885 (13.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 848 (12.94%) UX Designer
5 489 (7.46%) Senior Developer
6 474 (7.23%) Analyst
7 438 (6.68%) UI Designer
8 349 (5.32%) UI/UX Designer
9 317 (4.84%) JavaScript Developer
10 307 (4.68%) React Developer
11 301 (4.59%) Business Analyst
12 285 (4.35%) Web Developer
13 249 (3.80%) Software Engineer
14 219 (3.34%) .NET Developer
15 216 (3.30%) Full Stack Developer
16 210 (3.20%) Software Developer
17 205 (3.13%) UI Developer
18 199 (3.04%) Product Manager
19 191 (2.91%) C# Developer
20 186 (2.84%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,330 (35.55%) CSS
2 2,307 (35.20%) HTML
3 1,172 (17.88%) AngularJS
4 1,001 (15.27%) React
5 851 (12.98%) HTML5
6 745 (11.37%) .NET
7 648 (9.89%) Node.js
8 588 (8.97%) CSS3
9 571 (8.71%) jQuery
10 535 (8.16%) Sass
11 448 (6.84%) REST
12 394 (6.01%) Vue.js
13 357 (5.45%) RESTful
14 345 (5.26%) ASP.NET
15 337 (5.14%) Web Services
16 297 (4.53%) JSON
17 296 (4.52%) Redux
18 286 (4.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 234 (3.57%) Spring
20 197 (3.01%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 592 (9.03%) Mobile App
2 539 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 265 (4.04%) Self-Motivation
4 183 (2.79%) Greenfield Project
5 175 (2.67%) Algorithms
6 160 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 153 (2.33%) CCTV
8 150 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
9 138 (2.11%) Data Structures
10 114 (1.74%) Social Media
11 90 (1.37%) Smartphone
12 77 (1.17%) Virtual Team
13 71 (1.08%) Graphic Design
14 60 (0.92%) Data Centre
15 54 (0.82%) Hedge funds
15 54 (0.82%) iPad
15 54 (0.82%) Robotics
16 49 (0.75%) Animation
16 49 (0.75%) Derivative
16 49 (0.75%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 444 (6.77%) Apple iOS
2 422 (6.44%) Android
3 329 (5.02%) Windows
4 321 (4.90%) Linux
5 82 (1.25%) Windows 10
6 79 (1.21%) Windows Server
7 53 (0.81%) Mac OS
8 48 (0.73%) Windows 7
9 39 (0.60%) Unix
10 29 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (0.38%) CentOS
13 18 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (0.26%) Ubuntu
15 13 (0.20%) Embedded Linux
15 13 (0.20%) tvOS
16 10 (0.15%) HPUX
16 10 (0.15%) Solaris
17 7 (0.11%) Debian
17 7 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,954 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
2 1,102 (16.81%) Front End Development
3 1,008 (15.38%) Wireframes
4 995 (15.18%) Scrum
5 830 (12.66%) Analytics
5 830 (12.66%) Problem-Solving
6 709 (10.82%) Software Engineering
7 687 (10.48%) Web Development
8 591 (9.02%) E-Commerce
9 567 (8.65%) TDD
10 565 (8.62%) DevOps
11 564 (8.61%) Prototyping
12 550 (8.39%) Computer Science
13 502 (7.66%) User Stories
14 500 (7.63%) Mentoring
15 499 (7.61%) Test Automation
16 450 (6.87%) MVC
17 423 (6.45%) Project Management
18 416 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
19 414 (6.32%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 2,450 (37.38%) JavaScript
2 761 (11.61%) C#
3 711 (10.85%) Java
4 644 (9.83%) SQL
5 394 (6.01%) TypeScript
6 382 (5.83%) Python
7 345 (5.26%) PHP
8 313 (4.78%) ES6
9 194 (2.96%) C++
10 126 (1.92%) C
11 117 (1.79%) Apple Swift
12 94 (1.43%) Ruby
13 90 (1.37%) Objective-C
14 84 (1.28%) Java 8
15 79 (1.21%) Go
16 75 (1.14%) R
17 74 (1.13%) Bash Shell
18 73 (1.11%) PowerShell
18 73 (1.11%) VB.NET
19 71 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 882 (13.46%) Degree
2 239 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 72 (1.10%) Security Cleared
4 56 (0.85%) ISTQB
5 52 (0.79%) HNC
6 47 (0.72%) HND
7 43 (0.66%) SC Cleared
8 37 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 36 (0.55%) Master's Degree
10 31 (0.47%) ISEB
10 31 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
11 29 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
12 28 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 27 (0.41%) CCNA
13 27 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 22 (0.34%) SAP Certification
15 19 (0.29%) DV Cleared
16 18 (0.27%) CISSP
16 18 (0.27%) PMI Certification
17 15 (0.23%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 402 (6.13%) QA
2 81 (1.24%) SLA
3 36 (0.55%) GDPR
4 30 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (0.41%) Data Quality
6 25 (0.38%) WAI
7 24 (0.37%) PMO
8 23 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 23 (0.35%) WCAG
9 9 (0.14%) PCI DSS
10 7 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
10 7 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (0.11%) TickIT
11 5 (0.076%) HL7
11 5 (0.076%) ISO 22301
11 5 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.046%) Section 508
13 2 (0.031%) GAAP
13 2 (0.031%) PSD2
14 1 (0.015%) MiFID
System Software
1 271 (4.13%) Docker
2 98 (1.50%) Active Directory
3 65 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 35 (0.53%) Firmware
5 35 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
6 32 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (0.23%) XenApp
7 15 (0.23%) XenDesktop
8 12 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (0.12%) vSphere
10 6 (0.092%) IAG
10 6 (0.092%) RACF
11 5 (0.076%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.046%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.031%) ACF2
13 2 (0.031%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.015%) Varnish
14 1 (0.015%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.015%) Xen
Systems Management
1 166 (2.53%) Kubernetes
2 61 (0.93%) SCCM
3 51 (0.78%) Terraform
4 38 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
5 35 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
6 33 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
7 30 (0.46%) Ansible
8 29 (0.44%) Puppet
9 18 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
10 17 (0.26%) AirWatch
11 15 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 11 (0.17%) Jamf Pro
12 11 (0.17%) Matomo
13 8 (0.12%) HP ALM
13 8 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (0.12%) ZABBIX
14 6 (0.092%) Netcool
14 6 (0.092%) Oozie
14 6 (0.092%) TeMIP
14 6 (0.092%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 580 (8.85%) Adobe
2 563 (8.59%) Microsoft
3 313 (4.78%) Google
4 171 (2.61%) SAP
5 130 (1.98%) Oracle
6 110 (1.68%) Apple
7 75 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
8 71 (1.08%) VMware
9 68 (1.04%) Sitecore
10 51 (0.78%) ServiceNow
11 49 (0.75%) IBM
12 47 (0.72%) Xamarin
13 46 (0.70%) Facebook
13 46 (0.70%) HP
14 40 (0.61%) Tableau
15 38 (0.58%) Genesys
16 34 (0.52%) Red Hat
17 33 (0.50%) Cisco
18 32 (0.49%) Hotjar
18 32 (0.49%) WorldPay