Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 70 72
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 +9
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 7,809 7,073 8,067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.50% 4.05% 3.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.71% 9.94% 9.16%
Number of salaries quoted 6,125 5,794 6,755
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 72,887 71,184 88,081
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.02% 40.78% 42.22%
Number of salaries quoted 56,644 58,389 70,900
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Top 16 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 22 January 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 +9 7,400 £50,000 - 1,513
UK excluding London +9 3,886 £42,500 +6.25% 962
London +3 3,806 £57,500 +4.55% 616
South East -3 1,081 £45,000 - 231
North of England +1 917 £40,000 +6.67% 330
South West +45 581 £50,000 +42.86% 110
Midlands +18 567 £35,000 -12.50% 135
North West -14 494 £40,000 - 182
East of England +10 437 £42,500 -5.56% 91
Yorkshire +44 396 £40,000 +14.29% 129
West Midlands +10 346 £35,000 -12.50% 85
Scotland -10 237 £45,000 +12.50% 42
East Midlands +13 221 £37,500 - 50
Wales +6 99 £40,000 - 16
North East -60 27 £32,500 +8.33% 19
Northern Ireland -13 22 £48,750 +57.26% 7

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing User Experience also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for User Experience.

1 3,586 (45.92%) Agile Software Development
2 3,418 (43.77%) JavaScript
3 3,250 (41.62%) HTML
4 3,149 (40.33%) CSS
5 1,613 (20.66%) AngularJS
6 1,505 (19.27%) Front End Development
7 1,502 (19.23%) HTML5
8 1,381 (17.68%) Finance
9 1,302 (16.67%) jQuery
10 1,238 (15.85%) Web Development
11 1,219 (15.61%) Java
12 1,111 (14.23%) Scrum
13 1,110 (14.21%) C#
14 1,103 (14.12%) Wireframes
15 1,080 (13.83%) Git (software)
16 1,079 (13.82%) CSS3
17 1,074 (13.75%) .NET
17 1,074 (13.75%) Degree
18 990 (12.68%) SQL
19 955 (12.23%) React
20 941 (12.05%) TDD
21 924 (11.83%) Mobile App
22 912 (11.68%) Software Engineering
23 910 (11.65%) E-Commerce
24 909 (11.64%) Marketing
25 903 (11.56%) MVC
26 824 (10.55%) Adobe
27 819 (10.49%) Analytics
28 813 (10.41%) Sass
29 783 (10.03%) Node.js

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
1 460 (5.89%) CMS
2 189 (2.42%) SharePoint
3 166 (2.13%) WordPress
4 130 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
5 120 (1.54%) Apache
6 98 (1.25%) Umbraco
7 95 (1.22%) Tomcat
8 75 (0.96%) IIS
9 70 (0.90%) EPiServer
10 68 (0.87%) Confluence
11 65 (0.83%) nginx
12 61 (0.78%) Drupal
13 58 (0.74%) Skype for Business
14 54 (0.69%) Apache Spark
15 52 (0.67%) MS Exchange
16 48 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
17 46 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2010
18 39 (0.50%) Apache Solr
19 31 (0.40%) JBoss
20 29 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 695 (8.90%) Photoshop
2 505 (6.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 341 (4.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 286 (3.66%) InVision
5 219 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
6 113 (1.45%) OmniGraffle
7 103 (1.32%) InDesign
8 96 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
9 63 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 47 (0.60%) UXPin
11 37 (0.47%) Adobe After Effects
12 31 (0.40%) MS Visio
13 30 (0.38%) Chatbot
14 23 (0.29%) Fireworks
15 20 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
15 20 (0.26%) SPSS
16 18 (0.23%) InfoPath
17 14 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
18 9 (0.12%) GIMP
19 8 (0.10%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 89 (1.14%) Magento
2 62 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.28%) Shopify
4 19 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
5 18 (0.23%) NetSuite
5 18 (0.23%) SAP MM
6 11 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
6 11 (0.14%) Eloqua
7 10 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
8 9 (0.12%) WebTrends
9 8 (0.10%) CiviCRM
9 8 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
9 8 (0.10%) Sage X3
10 7 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 7 (0.090%) SAP Business One
10 7 (0.090%) SAP S/4HANA
11 6 (0.077%) OpenCart
11 6 (0.077%) osCommerce
11 6 (0.077%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 534 (6.84%) Amazon AWS
2 445 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 306 (3.92%) SaaS
4 203 (2.60%) npm
5 196 (2.51%) GitHub
6 193 (2.47%) Google Analytics
7 167 (2.14%) Office 365
8 150 (1.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 109 (1.40%) IaaS
10 78 (1.00%) PaaS
11 58 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
12 55 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
13 46 (0.59%) Serverless
14 35 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
15 33 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
15 33 (0.42%) Firebase
16 32 (0.41%) Amazon Kinesis
17 31 (0.40%) AdWords
18 28 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
19 26 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 164 (2.10%) HTTP
2 143 (1.83%) Internet
3 116 (1.49%) Wireless
4 61 (0.78%) Firewall
5 58 (0.74%) DNS
6 55 (0.70%) Skype
7 41 (0.53%) Intranet
8 37 (0.47%) DHCP
9 30 (0.38%) SMS
9 30 (0.38%) SSL
10 29 (0.37%) Cisco ISE
10 29 (0.37%) TCP/IP
11 26 (0.33%) VoIP
11 26 (0.33%) VPN
12 25 (0.32%) Broadband
12 25 (0.32%) VLAN
13 24 (0.31%) SAN
14 22 (0.28%) LAN
14 22 (0.28%) Remote Desktop
15 15 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 622 (7.97%) SQL Server
2 435 (5.57%) MySQL
3 386 (4.94%) Big Data
4 236 (3.02%) MongoDB
4 236 (3.02%) NoSQL
5 160 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
6 152 (1.95%) Relational Database
7 88 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
8 79 (1.01%) Redis
9 55 (0.70%) Hadoop
10 54 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 54 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 52 (0.67%) RDBMS
12 46 (0.59%) SQLite
13 42 (0.54%) Spotfire
14 39 (0.50%) Amazon Redshift
15 36 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
15 36 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 33 (0.42%) Power BI
17 32 (0.41%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1,080 (13.83%) Git (software)
2 429 (5.49%) JIRA
3 368 (4.71%) Axure RP
4 349 (4.47%) gulp
5 281 (3.60%) Grunt
6 253 (3.24%) Jenkins
7 232 (2.97%) webpack
8 227 (2.91%) Bitbucket
9 224 (2.87%) Visual Studio
10 222 (2.84%) Subversion
11 201 (2.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 194 (2.48%) Selenium
13 176 (2.25%) Jasmine
14 129 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 126 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
16 114 (1.46%) JUnit
17 109 (1.40%) Gradle
18 100 (1.28%) Calabash
19 95 (1.22%) Android Studio
20 92 (1.18%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 1,381 (17.68%) Finance
2 909 (11.64%) Marketing
3 626 (8.02%) Retail
4 467 (5.98%) Banking
5 308 (3.94%) Games
6 281 (3.60%) Advertising
7 246 (3.15%) Investment Banking
8 212 (2.71%) Retail Banking
9 177 (2.27%) Electronics
10 141 (1.81%) Telecoms
11 117 (1.50%) Manufacturing
12 93 (1.19%) Law
13 82 (1.05%) Legal
14 63 (0.81%) Automotive
15 58 (0.74%) Financial Institution
16 57 (0.73%) Front Office
17 55 (0.70%) Publishing
18 44 (0.56%) Back Office
19 42 (0.54%) Multimedia
20 35 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,462 (44.33%) Developer
2 1,332 (17.06%) Designer
3 1,137 (14.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 924 (11.83%) UX Designer
5 577 (7.39%) JavaScript Developer
6 537 (6.88%) Senior Developer
7 500 (6.40%) Web Developer
8 435 (5.57%) Analyst
8 435 (5.57%) UI Designer
9 329 (4.21%) HTML Developer
10 328 (4.20%) .NET Developer
11 317 (4.06%) UI/UX Designer
12 307 (3.93%) Senior Designer
13 305 (3.91%) C# Developer
14 279 (3.57%) Java Developer
15 268 (3.43%) Software Engineer
15 268 (3.43%) UI Developer
16 261 (3.34%) Product Manager
17 256 (3.28%) HTML CSS Developer
18 228 (2.92%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,250 (41.62%) HTML
2 3,149 (40.33%) CSS
3 1,613 (20.66%) AngularJS
4 1,502 (19.23%) HTML5
5 1,302 (16.67%) jQuery
6 1,079 (13.82%) CSS3
7 1,074 (13.75%) .NET
8 955 (12.23%) React
9 813 (10.41%) Sass
10 783 (10.03%) Node.js
11 586 (7.50%) ASP.NET
12 563 (7.21%) REST
13 511 (6.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 504 (6.45%) Web Services
15 471 (6.03%) RESTful
16 368 (4.71%) LESS
17 356 (4.56%) JSON
18 330 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC
19 312 (4.00%) Ajax
20 268 (3.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 924 (11.83%) Mobile App
2 669 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 461 (5.90%) Computer Science
4 384 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
5 254 (3.25%) Fintech
6 216 (2.77%) Social Media
7 191 (2.45%) Graphic Design
8 181 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
9 168 (2.15%) Algorithms
10 125 (1.60%) Data Structures
11 94 (1.20%) Management Information System
12 71 (0.91%) Digital Media
13 65 (0.83%) Blog
14 61 (0.78%) Animation
15 58 (0.74%) W3C
16 57 (0.73%) Blackberry
17 55 (0.70%) iPhone
17 55 (0.70%) Smartphone
18 51 (0.65%) iPad
19 50 (0.64%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 716 (9.17%) Apple iOS
2 704 (9.02%) Android
3 481 (6.16%) Linux
4 452 (5.79%) Windows
5 120 (1.54%) Unix
6 110 (1.41%) Windows 7
7 94 (1.20%) Windows Server
8 65 (0.83%) Mac OS X
9 59 (0.76%) Windows 10
10 33 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (0.37%) Mac OS
12 28 (0.36%) Solaris
13 20 (0.26%) Windows 8
14 19 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.12%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.12%) Windows Phone
17 8 (0.10%) AIX
18 7 (0.090%) Debian
19 6 (0.077%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,586 (45.92%) Agile Software Development
2 1,505 (19.27%) Front End Development
3 1,238 (15.85%) Web Development
4 1,111 (14.23%) Scrum
5 1,103 (14.12%) Wireframes
6 941 (12.05%) TDD
7 912 (11.68%) Software Engineering
8 910 (11.65%) E-Commerce
9 903 (11.56%) MVC
10 819 (10.49%) Analytics
11 581 (7.44%) Test Automation
12 553 (7.08%) BDD
13 549 (7.03%) Prototyping
14 514 (6.58%) Responsive Web Design
15 506 (6.48%) OO
16 469 (6.01%) Mentoring
17 466 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
18 452 (5.79%) DevOps
18 452 (5.79%) SDLC
19 449 (5.75%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3,418 (43.77%) JavaScript
2 1,219 (15.61%) Java
3 1,110 (14.21%) C#
4 990 (12.68%) SQL
5 716 (9.17%) PHP
6 480 (6.15%) Python
7 307 (3.93%) Ruby
8 250 (3.20%) ES6
9 249 (3.19%) C++
10 227 (2.91%) Objective-C
11 213 (2.73%) Apple Swift
12 204 (2.61%) TypeScript
13 122 (1.56%) C
14 112 (1.43%) T-SQL
15 111 (1.42%) Scala
16 108 (1.38%) PowerShell
17 80 (1.02%) VB.NET
18 65 (0.83%) Bash Shell
19 59 (0.76%) Shell Script
20 57 (0.73%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,074 (13.75%) Degree
2 219 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
3 126 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (1.10%) Security Cleared
5 70 (0.90%) MCSE
6 46 (0.59%) ISTQB
7 45 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
8 44 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
9 43 (0.55%) CCA
9 43 (0.55%) ISEB
10 41 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
11 40 (0.51%) CCNA
12 39 (0.50%) Master's Degree
13 36 (0.46%) SC Cleared
14 31 (0.40%) PhD
15 30 (0.38%) CCNP
16 24 (0.31%) Numerate Degree
17 21 (0.27%) DV Cleared
18 15 (0.19%) MCSA
19 14 (0.18%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 493 (6.31%) QA
2 86 (1.10%) SLA
3 68 (0.87%) WCAG
4 29 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 25 (0.32%) PMO
6 16 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 15 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.15%) GDPR
9 10 (0.13%) GCP
10 7 (0.090%) COBIT
11 6 (0.077%) COSHH
12 5 (0.064%) GMP
13 4 (0.051%) Actionable Recommendations
13 4 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 4 (0.051%) GxP
14 3 (0.038%) PSD2
15 2 (0.026%) Disclosure Scotland
15 2 (0.026%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 1 (0.013%) TickIT
System Software
1 230 (2.95%) Docker
2 172 (2.20%) Active Directory
3 134 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 68 (0.87%) XenDesktop
5 61 (0.78%) XenApp
6 55 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
7 36 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 33 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
9 30 (0.38%) Hyper-V
10 23 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
11 19 (0.24%) BitLocker
12 13 (0.17%) Terminal Services
13 10 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 10 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
14 9 (0.12%) Varnish
15 7 (0.090%) Firmware
15 7 (0.090%) vSphere
16 4 (0.051%) Terminal Server
17 3 (0.038%) DFS Replication
18 2 (0.026%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 89 (1.14%) SCCM
2 65 (0.83%) HockeyApp
3 46 (0.59%) AirWatch
4 45 (0.58%) Puppet
5 41 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (0.42%) Kubernetes
7 28 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
8 26 (0.33%) Ansible
9 22 (0.28%) SCOrch
10 18 (0.23%) SCVMM
11 17 (0.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 17 (0.22%) SCDPM
11 17 (0.22%) SCOM
11 17 (0.22%) SCSM
12 16 (0.20%) WSUS
13 15 (0.19%) vCenter Server
14 10 (0.13%) Hadoop YARN
15 9 (0.12%) Jamf Pro
16 8 (0.10%) Marathon
17 7 (0.090%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 824 (10.55%) Adobe
2 648 (8.30%) Microsoft
3 461 (5.90%) Google
4 228 (2.92%) Oracle
5 191 (2.45%) VMware
6 173 (2.22%) Apple
7 134 (1.72%) SAP
8 124 (1.59%) Atlassian
9 105 (1.34%) Citrix
9 105 (1.34%) Tableau
10 88 (1.13%) Sitecore
11 84 (1.08%) Xamarin
12 83 (1.06%) Capita
13 81 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
14 71 (0.91%) Twitter
15 67 (0.86%) ServiceNow
16 65 (0.83%) Zend
17 59 (0.76%) Ivanti
18 56 (0.72%) Cisco
19 55 (0.70%) Facebook