Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 67 72
Rank change year-on-year +12 +5 +5
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 8,109 8,144 8,031
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.80% 4.62% 4.08%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.03% 10.43% 9.42%
Number of salaries quoted 6,088 6,263 6,506
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,625
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 73,541 78,101 85,252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.52% 44.31% 43.26%
Number of salaries quoted 56,836 59,549 69,781
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +13 7,657 £50,000 - 1,277
UK excluding London +13 4,228 £45,000 +5.88% 771
London +1 3,774 £60,000 +4.35% 539
South East +24 1,418 £47,500 +11.76% 187
North of England +11 969 £40,000 - 243
North West +18 533 £41,500 -7.78% 126
East of England +32 523 £50,000 +8.11% 85
South West -1 514 £45,000 +1.12% 94
Midlands +2 455 £42,500 +13.33% 129
Yorkshire +5 373 £40,000 +6.67% 94
West Midlands +11 260 £42,500 +13.33% 69
Scotland +7 234 £42,500 +6.25% 18
East Midlands -14 195 £40,000 - 60
Wales +20 124 £42,500 -2.86% 11
North East +20 63 £36,250 -3.33% 23
Northern Ireland -8 12 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Isle of Man - 5 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 4,260 (52.53%) Agile Software Development
2 3,199 (39.45%) JavaScript
3 3,106 (38.30%) HTML
4 2,927 (36.10%) CSS
5 1,583 (19.52%) AngularJS
6 1,395 (17.20%) HTML5
7 1,378 (16.99%) Front End Development
8 1,374 (16.94%) Finance
9 1,356 (16.72%) Scrum
10 1,250 (15.41%) C#
11 1,249 (15.40%) Degree
12 1,232 (15.19%) Java
13 1,187 (14.64%) Git (software)
14 1,166 (14.38%) .NET
15 1,139 (14.05%) TDD
16 1,132 (13.96%) Web Development
17 1,116 (13.76%) Wireframes
18 1,093 (13.48%) Problem-Solving
19 1,087 (13.40%) React
20 1,024 (12.63%) jQuery
21 1,021 (12.59%) Analytics
22 1,001 (12.34%) CSS3
23 973 (12.00%) SQL
24 926 (11.42%) Marketing
25 896 (11.05%) Software Engineering
26 846 (10.43%) Adobe
27 826 (10.19%) Mobile App
28 801 (9.88%) Node.js
28 801 (9.88%) MVC
29 769 (9.48%) Analytical Skills

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
1 479 (5.91%) CMS
2 216 (2.66%) Confluence
3 207 (2.55%) WordPress
4 174 (2.15%) SharePoint
5 112 (1.38%) Sitecore CMS
6 97 (1.20%) Apache
7 90 (1.11%) Umbraco
8 81 (1.00%) Drupal
8 81 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
9 78 (0.96%) EPiServer
10 73 (0.90%) IIS
11 66 (0.81%) Tomcat
12 55 (0.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 55 (0.68%) Marvel
13 54 (0.67%) Apache Spark
14 49 (0.60%) nginx
15 39 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
16 37 (0.46%) Mule
17 36 (0.44%) WebSphere
18 34 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 547 (6.75%) Photoshop
2 369 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 332 (4.09%) InVision
4 276 (3.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 169 (2.08%) OmniGraffle
6 87 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
7 71 (0.88%) InDesign
8 51 (0.63%) UXPin
9 50 (0.62%) MS Visio
10 49 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
11 45 (0.55%) Adobe After Effects
12 36 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 31 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
14 27 (0.33%) Chatbot
15 26 (0.32%) InfoPath
16 16 (0.20%) Pixate
17 14 (0.17%) Fireworks
18 13 (0.16%) Adobe Premiere
18 13 (0.16%) GIMP
19 12 (0.15%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 119 (1.47%) Magento
2 45 (0.55%) Eloqua
3 38 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 37 (0.46%) SAP Hybris
5 27 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
6 13 (0.16%) Shopify
7 11 (0.14%) WebTrends
8 10 (0.12%) SAP BPC
9 9 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
9 9 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
10 8 (0.099%) NetSuite
11 7 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.086%) Maximo
12 6 (0.074%) SAP SD
12 6 (0.074%) Unit4 Business World
13 5 (0.062%) Adobe Campaign
13 5 (0.062%) Odoo
14 4 (0.049%) OpenCart
14 4 (0.049%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 4 (0.049%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 666 (8.21%) Amazon AWS
2 572 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 251 (3.10%) SaaS
4 216 (2.66%) npm
5 209 (2.58%) Office 365
6 180 (2.22%) Google Analytics
7 178 (2.20%) GitHub
8 121 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 100 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
10 94 (1.16%) PaaS
11 78 (0.96%) IaaS
12 76 (0.94%) Adobe Analytics
13 75 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
14 73 (0.90%) Serverless
15 55 (0.68%) Slack
16 42 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
17 33 (0.41%) Trello
18 29 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
19 28 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
19 28 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 170 (2.10%) Internet
2 166 (2.05%) HTTP
3 55 (0.68%) Firewall
3 55 (0.68%) Wireless
4 53 (0.65%) DNS
5 50 (0.62%) SSL
6 33 (0.41%) Intranet
6 33 (0.41%) Skype
7 31 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 31 (0.38%) Wi-Fi
8 30 (0.37%) DAB
8 30 (0.37%) SMS
9 24 (0.30%) VoIP
10 22 (0.27%) Broadband
11 21 (0.26%) SAN
12 20 (0.25%) Bluetooth
12 20 (0.25%) VPN
13 18 (0.22%) Remote Desktop
14 13 (0.16%) Reverse Proxy
15 11 (0.14%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 672 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 320 (3.95%) MySQL
3 296 (3.65%) Big Data
4 280 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 236 (2.91%) MongoDB
6 150 (1.85%) Relational Database
7 131 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
8 126 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
9 107 (1.32%) Hadoop
10 92 (1.13%) Blockchain
11 79 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 75 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 71 (0.88%) Power BI
14 57 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 51 (0.63%) Redis
16 45 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
17 43 (0.53%) Apache Hive
18 41 (0.51%) Couchbase
19 35 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 35 (0.43%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 1,187 (14.64%) Git (software)
2 539 (6.65%) JIRA
3 382 (4.71%) Axure RP
4 368 (4.54%) gulp
5 327 (4.03%) Selenium
6 315 (3.88%) Jenkins
7 289 (3.56%) Visual Studio
8 254 (3.13%) webpack
9 233 (2.87%) Grunt
10 223 (2.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 203 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 192 (2.37%) Subversion
13 179 (2.21%) Jasmine
14 175 (2.16%) TeamCity
15 151 (1.86%) Maven
16 144 (1.78%) Mocha
17 114 (1.41%) Gradle
18 111 (1.37%) Bitbucket
19 110 (1.36%) Karma Test Runner
20 103 (1.27%) JUnit
General
1 1,374 (16.94%) Finance
2 926 (11.42%) Marketing
3 553 (6.82%) Retail
4 337 (4.16%) Banking
5 309 (3.81%) Games
6 206 (2.54%) Advertising
7 118 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 117 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 99 (1.22%) Investment Banking
10 97 (1.20%) Electronics
11 96 (1.18%) Publishing
12 89 (1.10%) Financial Institution
13 86 (1.06%) Legal
14 85 (1.05%) Law
15 82 (1.01%) Front Office
16 34 (0.42%) Back Office
16 34 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
17 24 (0.30%) Multimedia
18 23 (0.28%) Automotive
19 19 (0.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3,499 (43.15%) Developer
2 1,323 (16.32%) Designer
3 1,058 (13.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 971 (11.97%) UX Designer
5 554 (6.83%) Senior Developer
6 541 (6.67%) Analyst
7 464 (5.72%) JavaScript Developer
8 432 (5.33%) C# Developer
9 430 (5.30%) Web Developer
10 427 (5.27%) .NET Developer
11 418 (5.15%) UI Designer
12 366 (4.51%) Full Stack Developer
13 365 (4.50%) Software Engineer
14 337 (4.16%) UI/UX Designer
15 320 (3.95%) Product Manager
16 286 (3.53%) Business Analyst
17 284 (3.50%) UI Developer
18 277 (3.42%) Architect
19 274 (3.38%) Software Developer
20 273 (3.37%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,106 (38.30%) HTML
2 2,927 (36.10%) CSS
3 1,583 (19.52%) AngularJS
4 1,395 (17.20%) HTML5
5 1,166 (14.38%) .NET
6 1,087 (13.40%) React
7 1,024 (12.63%) jQuery
8 1,001 (12.34%) CSS3
9 801 (9.88%) Node.js
10 755 (9.31%) Sass
11 600 (7.40%) Web Services
12 568 (7.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 559 (6.89%) ASP.NET
14 553 (6.82%) RESTful
15 531 (6.55%) REST
16 385 (4.75%) JSON
17 369 (4.55%) LESS
18 365 (4.50%) ASP.NET MVC
19 300 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
20 295 (3.64%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 826 (10.19%) Mobile App
2 769 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
3 600 (7.40%) Computer Science
4 380 (4.69%) Fintech
5 332 (4.09%) Greenfield Project
6 297 (3.66%) Self-Motivation
7 173 (2.13%) Graphic Design
8 160 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
9 129 (1.59%) Management Information System
10 121 (1.49%) Social Media
11 117 (1.44%) Algorithms
12 107 (1.32%) Data Structures
13 103 (1.27%) Virtual Team
14 79 (0.97%) Smartphone
15 61 (0.75%) Cloud Native
16 58 (0.72%) Animation
16 58 (0.72%) NHS
17 52 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
17 52 (0.64%) Life Science
18 49 (0.60%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 607 (7.49%) Android
2 549 (6.77%) Apple iOS
3 423 (5.22%) Linux
4 349 (4.30%) Windows
5 73 (0.90%) Windows 10
6 68 (0.84%) Unix
7 65 (0.80%) Windows Server
8 37 (0.46%) Windows 7
9 23 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (0.25%) Mac OS X
11 17 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (0.18%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.15%) Mac OS
14 9 (0.11%) CentOS
14 9 (0.11%) Debian
14 9 (0.11%) Nucleus RTOS
15 8 (0.099%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (0.086%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 7 (0.086%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.025%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,260 (52.53%) Agile Software Development
2 1,378 (16.99%) Front End Development
3 1,356 (16.72%) Scrum
4 1,139 (14.05%) TDD
5 1,132 (13.96%) Web Development
6 1,116 (13.76%) Wireframes
7 1,093 (13.48%) Problem-Solving
8 1,021 (12.59%) Analytics
9 896 (11.05%) Software Engineering
10 801 (9.88%) MVC
11 762 (9.40%) E-Commerce
11 762 (9.40%) Prototyping
12 735 (9.06%) Test Automation
13 672 (8.29%) Continuous Integration
14 629 (7.76%) BDD
15 625 (7.71%) Responsive Web Design
16 593 (7.31%) User Stories
17 575 (7.09%) Mentoring
18 529 (6.52%) DevOps
19 525 (6.47%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3,199 (39.45%) JavaScript
2 1,250 (15.41%) C#
3 1,232 (15.19%) Java
4 973 (12.00%) SQL
5 633 (7.81%) PHP
6 472 (5.82%) Python
7 310 (3.82%) ES6
8 267 (3.29%) C++
9 233 (2.87%) TypeScript
10 194 (2.39%) Apple Swift
11 170 (2.10%) Objective-C
12 167 (2.06%) Ruby
13 160 (1.97%) C
14 120 (1.48%) T-SQL
15 119 (1.47%) PowerShell
16 104 (1.28%) Scala
17 80 (0.99%) Java 8
18 77 (0.95%) Kotlin
19 70 (0.86%) Go
20 63 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,249 (15.40%) Degree
2 277 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 115 (1.42%) Security Cleared
4 81 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 80 (0.99%) Master's Degree
6 47 (0.58%) SC Cleared
7 43 (0.53%) ISEB
7 43 (0.53%) ISTQB
8 42 (0.52%) PMI Certification
8 42 (0.52%) SAFe Agilist
9 40 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
10 36 (0.44%) PhD
11 30 (0.37%) PMP
12 23 (0.28%) CBAP
13 22 (0.27%) DBS Check
14 19 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
15 18 (0.22%) DV Cleared
15 18 (0.22%) MCSD
16 16 (0.20%) MCSE
16 16 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 674 (8.31%) QA
2 90 (1.11%) SLA
3 41 (0.51%) WCAG
4 32 (0.39%) GDPR
5 22 (0.27%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.21%) GCP
7 16 (0.20%) WAI
8 13 (0.16%) PMO
9 10 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
9 10 (0.12%) PSD2
9 10 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 8 (0.099%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.074%) Actionable Recommendations
12 2 (0.025%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 2 (0.025%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.025%) SEPA
13 1 (0.012%) GxP
13 1 (0.012%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.012%) Section 508
System Software
1 280 (3.45%) Docker
2 144 (1.78%) Active Directory
3 77 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 24 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 24 (0.30%) XenApp
7 23 (0.28%) Apache Flume
7 23 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 22 (0.27%) XenDesktop
9 18 (0.22%) BitLocker
10 17 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (0.17%) Varnish
12 12 (0.15%) Firmware
13 9 (0.11%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.062%) ACF2
14 5 (0.062%) RACF
14 5 (0.062%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.049%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.049%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 59 (0.73%) Kubernetes
2 54 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 51 (0.63%) Puppet
3 51 (0.63%) SCCM
4 49 (0.60%) Ansible
4 49 (0.60%) Terraform
5 46 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
6 40 (0.49%) HockeyApp
7 28 (0.35%) SCOrch
8 24 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
9 17 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 17 (0.21%) SCDPM
9 17 (0.21%) SCSM
9 17 (0.21%) SCVMM
10 14 (0.17%) WSUS
11 12 (0.15%) AirWatch
11 12 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
12 11 (0.14%) Graphite
12 11 (0.14%) Perfmon
12 11 (0.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 846 (10.43%) Adobe
2 675 (8.32%) Microsoft
3 510 (6.29%) Google
4 218 (2.69%) Oracle
5 153 (1.89%) Apple
6 147 (1.81%) Sitecore
7 116 (1.43%) SAP
8 111 (1.37%) Capita
9 110 (1.36%) Twitter
10 103 (1.27%) Atlassian
11 99 (1.22%) Xamarin
12 94 (1.16%) Tableau
13 91 (1.12%) VMware
14 84 (1.04%) Optimizely
15 67 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
16 62 (0.76%) Omniture
17 60 (0.74%) Alias
18 59 (0.73%) Citrix
18 59 (0.73%) hybris
18 59 (0.73%) Splunk