Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 66 74
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8 -1
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 7,134 7,917 6,974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.71% 4.51% 4.02%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.24% 11.21% 10.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5,414 6,248 5,713
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
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 63,490 70,603 68,494
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.90% 40.21% 39.49%
Number of salaries quoted 48,613 55,235 55,737
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 February 2019.

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 19 February 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 +7 6,683 £52,500 +5.00% 1,678
UK excluding London +9 3,613 £45,000 +5.88% 1,006
London +1 3,383 £62,500 +8.70% 732
South East +9 1,074 £47,500 +5.56% 219
North of England +15 866 £41,500 +3.75% 340
South West -4 548 £45,000 -10.00% 105
North West +26 478 £43,500 +8.75% 211
Midlands -14 404 £44,000 +20.55% 178
East of England +17 399 £50,000 +11.11% 104
Yorkshire +11 338 £40,000 +5.26% 105
West Midlands -30 231 £42,750 +22.14% 104
Scotland -6 215 £45,000 - 36
East Midlands +8 168 £45,000 +21.62% 74
Wales -14 73 £38,250 -4.38% 23
North East +23 49 £37,500 +7.14% 24
Northern Ireland +16 49 £37,500 -42.31% 2
Channel Islands - 1 £42,500 -
Isle of Man - 1 £67,500 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 3,574 (50.10%) Agile Software Development
2 2,678 (37.54%) JavaScript
3 2,669 (37.41%) HTML
4 2,487 (34.86%) CSS
5 1,278 (17.91%) Front End Development
6 1,243 (17.42%) AngularJS
7 1,214 (17.02%) Scrum
8 1,112 (15.59%) Finance
9 1,084 (15.19%) Wireframes
10 1,064 (14.91%) React
11 1,040 (14.58%) C#
12 1,039 (14.56%) HTML5
13 1,006 (14.10%) Degree
14 977 (13.69%) Git (software)
15 957 (13.41%) Java
16 886 (12.42%) .NET
17 875 (12.27%) Software Engineering
18 859 (12.04%) Web Development
19 835 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
20 828 (11.61%) E-Commerce
21 827 (11.59%) TDD
22 796 (11.16%) Analytics
23 748 (10.49%) Mobile App
23 748 (10.49%) Marketing
24 734 (10.29%) Adobe
25 718 (10.06%) SQL
26 690 (9.67%) Amazon AWS
27 689 (9.66%) Node.js
28 688 (9.64%) CSS3
29 686 (9.62%) 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
1 392 (5.49%) CMS
2 268 (3.76%) Confluence
3 161 (2.26%) WordPress
4 111 (1.56%) Marvel
5 90 (1.26%) Umbraco
6 88 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
7 84 (1.18%) SharePoint
8 71 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
9 69 (0.97%) Drupal
10 66 (0.93%) EPiServer
11 51 (0.71%) Apache
12 48 (0.67%) IIS
12 48 (0.67%) Tomcat
13 45 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 39 (0.55%) Apache Spark
15 27 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
16 26 (0.36%) Skype for Business
17 22 (0.31%) Sitefinity
18 20 (0.28%) Mule
18 20 (0.28%) nginx
Applications
1 528 (7.40%) Photoshop
2 358 (5.02%) InVision
3 347 (4.86%) Adobe Illustrator
4 216 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 123 (1.72%) OmniGraffle
6 122 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
7 96 (1.35%) Chatbot
8 75 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
9 59 (0.83%) MS Visio
10 45 (0.63%) InDesign
11 27 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 22 (0.31%) Flinto
13 18 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
13 18 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
14 17 (0.24%) UXPin
15 12 (0.17%) Pixate
16 10 (0.14%) Fireworks
16 10 (0.14%) GIMP
17 8 (0.11%) Acrobat
17 8 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 90 (1.26%) Magento
2 29 (0.41%) SAP S/4HANA
3 26 (0.36%) Shopify
4 25 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 25 (0.35%) WebTrends
5 21 (0.29%) SAP CRM
5 21 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
6 14 (0.20%) Eloqua
6 14 (0.20%) Odoo
7 10 (0.14%) SAP ERP
7 10 (0.14%) SAP SD
8 9 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
8 9 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
8 9 (0.13%) SAP CO
8 9 (0.13%) SAP FI
8 9 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
8 9 (0.13%) SessionCam
9 6 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.070%) NetSuite
10 5 (0.070%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 690 (9.67%) Amazon AWS
2 607 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 334 (4.68%) SaaS
4 192 (2.69%) Google Analytics
5 189 (2.65%) GitHub
6 143 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
7 135 (1.89%) npm
8 134 (1.88%) Office 365
9 101 (1.42%) PaaS
10 100 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
11 80 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 61 (0.86%) IaaS
13 55 (0.77%) Slack
14 54 (0.76%) Serverless
15 31 (0.43%) AdWords
16 28 (0.39%) G Suite
17 26 (0.36%) Heroku
17 26 (0.36%) OpenShift
18 25 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
18 25 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 126 (1.77%) Internet
2 107 (1.50%) HTTP
3 52 (0.73%) Skype
4 44 (0.62%) TCP/IP
5 35 (0.49%) H.323
6 28 (0.39%) DNS
7 26 (0.36%) LAN
7 26 (0.36%) VoIP
8 25 (0.35%) Wireless
9 24 (0.34%) DHCP
9 24 (0.34%) Firewall
10 23 (0.32%) Remote Desktop
10 23 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
11 21 (0.29%) Network Security
12 19 (0.27%) Bluetooth
12 19 (0.27%) DAB
12 19 (0.27%) WAN
13 18 (0.25%) HTTPS
13 18 (0.25%) SSL
14 14 (0.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 513 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 316 (4.43%) MySQL
3 213 (2.99%) MongoDB
4 206 (2.89%) Big Data
5 205 (2.87%) Relational Database
6 185 (2.59%) NoSQL
7 150 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
8 65 (0.91%) Hadoop
9 63 (0.88%) Redis
10 49 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 47 (0.66%) Power BI
12 46 (0.64%) RDBMS
13 45 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
14 40 (0.56%) Blockchain
14 40 (0.56%) SAP HANA
15 32 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
15 32 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
16 28 (0.39%) CouchDB
16 28 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
17 22 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 977 (13.69%) Git (software)
2 533 (7.47%) JIRA
3 420 (5.89%) Axure RP
4 300 (4.21%) webpack
5 272 (3.81%) Jenkins
6 240 (3.36%) gulp
7 210 (2.94%) Selenium
8 205 (2.87%) Subversion
9 194 (2.72%) Visual Studio
10 163 (2.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 160 (2.24%) Cucumber
12 147 (2.06%) Maven
13 143 (2.00%) Grunt
14 115 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
15 103 (1.44%) Bitbucket
16 93 (1.30%) Jasmine
17 87 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
18 74 (1.04%) Mocha
19 72 (1.01%) TeamCity
20 71 (1.00%) WebDriver
General
1 1,112 (15.59%) Finance
2 748 (10.49%) Marketing
3 597 (8.37%) Retail
4 315 (4.42%) Banking
5 240 (3.36%) Games
6 143 (2.00%) Advertising
7 105 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 96 (1.35%) Telecoms
9 90 (1.26%) Publishing
10 80 (1.12%) Law
11 76 (1.07%) Legal
12 69 (0.97%) Front Office
13 57 (0.80%) Electronics
14 45 (0.63%) Automotive
15 43 (0.60%) Investment Banking
16 31 (0.43%) Retail Banking
17 29 (0.41%) Financial Institution
18 26 (0.36%) Multimedia
19 24 (0.34%) Back Office
20 20 (0.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,905 (40.72%) Developer
2 1,327 (18.60%) Designer
3 1,019 (14.28%) UX Designer
4 949 (13.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 556 (7.79%) Senior Developer
6 461 (6.46%) UI Designer
7 420 (5.89%) Analyst
8 370 (5.19%) C# Developer
9 354 (4.96%) Web Developer
10 353 (4.95%) JavaScript Developer
10 353 (4.95%) UI/UX Designer
11 307 (4.30%) Senior Designer
12 276 (3.87%) .NET Developer
13 262 (3.67%) Architect
14 254 (3.56%) Full Stack Developer
15 250 (3.50%) Senior UX Designer
16 244 (3.42%) Junior
17 239 (3.35%) Business Analyst
18 237 (3.32%) React Developer
19 229 (3.21%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,669 (37.41%) HTML
2 2,487 (34.86%) CSS
3 1,243 (17.42%) AngularJS
4 1,064 (14.91%) React
5 1,039 (14.56%) HTML5
6 886 (12.42%) .NET
7 689 (9.66%) Node.js
8 688 (9.64%) CSS3
9 678 (9.50%) jQuery
10 627 (8.79%) Sass
11 463 (6.49%) RESTful
12 441 (6.18%) ASP.NET
13 397 (5.56%) REST
14 389 (5.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 386 (5.41%) Web Services
16 338 (4.74%) Redux
17 316 (4.43%) LESS
18 305 (4.28%) Vue.js
19 293 (4.11%) JSON
20 230 (3.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 748 (10.49%) Mobile App
2 686 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
3 371 (5.20%) Fintech
4 273 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
5 221 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
6 145 (2.03%) Graphic Design
7 109 (1.53%) Algorithms
8 98 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
9 94 (1.32%) Data Structures
9 94 (1.32%) Virtual Team
10 92 (1.29%) Management Information System
11 89 (1.25%) Social Media
12 80 (1.12%) Animation
13 54 (0.76%) Derivative
14 51 (0.71%) Blog
15 48 (0.67%) Hedge funds
16 46 (0.64%) Online Banking
17 44 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
18 39 (0.55%) iPad
19 33 (0.46%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 633 (8.87%) Apple iOS
2 628 (8.80%) Android
3 372 (5.21%) Linux
4 285 (3.99%) Windows
5 91 (1.28%) Windows 10
6 75 (1.05%) Windows Server
7 50 (0.70%) Unix
8 44 (0.62%) Windows 7
9 33 (0.46%) Ubuntu
10 32 (0.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (0.29%) Mac OS X
13 20 (0.28%) Mac OS
14 13 (0.18%) CentOS
15 6 (0.084%) Solaris
16 5 (0.070%) Debian
17 3 (0.042%) watchOS
18 2 (0.028%) VMS
18 2 (0.028%) Windows 8
19 1 (0.014%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,574 (50.10%) Agile Software Development
2 1,278 (17.91%) Front End Development
3 1,214 (17.02%) Scrum
4 1,084 (15.19%) Wireframes
5 875 (12.27%) Software Engineering
6 859 (12.04%) Web Development
7 835 (11.70%) Problem-Solving
8 828 (11.61%) E-Commerce
9 827 (11.59%) TDD
10 796 (11.16%) Analytics
11 625 (8.76%) Mentoring
12 599 (8.40%) Prototyping
13 567 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
14 538 (7.54%) Computer Science
15 534 (7.49%) MVC
16 528 (7.40%) DevOps
17 505 (7.08%) Test Automation
18 502 (7.04%) Project Management
19 491 (6.88%) User Stories
20 447 (6.27%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 2,678 (37.54%) JavaScript
2 1,040 (14.58%) C#
3 957 (13.41%) Java
4 718 (10.06%) SQL
5 519 (7.28%) Python
6 473 (6.63%) PHP
7 399 (5.59%) ES6
8 272 (3.81%) TypeScript
9 250 (3.50%) Apple Swift
10 224 (3.14%) Ruby
11 202 (2.83%) C++
12 144 (2.02%) Objective-C
13 128 (1.79%) C
14 99 (1.39%) Go
15 91 (1.28%) R
16 90 (1.26%) Java 8
17 75 (1.05%) PowerShell
18 74 (1.04%) Scala
19 60 (0.84%) Bash Shell
20 50 (0.70%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1,006 (14.10%) Degree
2 223 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 84 (1.18%) Security Cleared
4 46 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (0.57%) SC Cleared
6 27 (0.38%) ISTQB
6 27 (0.38%) PMI Certification
7 25 (0.35%) MBA
8 22 (0.31%) ISEB
9 20 (0.28%) PhD
9 20 (0.28%) PMP
10 18 (0.25%) Master's Degree
11 15 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 13 (0.18%) DV Cleared
14 12 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
15 10 (0.14%) MCSE
15 10 (0.14%) SAFe Agilist
15 10 (0.14%) SAP Certification
16 9 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 502 (7.04%) QA
2 40 (0.56%) Data Quality
3 39 (0.55%) GDPR
4 38 (0.53%) SLA
5 23 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (0.25%) WCAG
7 16 (0.22%) PMO
8 15 (0.21%) PCI DSS
9 14 (0.20%) WAI
10 11 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 10 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
12 6 (0.084%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials
13 4 (0.056%) MiFID
14 2 (0.028%) FedRAMP
14 2 (0.028%) SEPA
15 1 (0.014%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.014%) HL7
15 1 (0.014%) ISO 20022
15 1 (0.014%) Section 508
System Software
1 309 (4.33%) Docker
2 106 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 84 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
5 35 (0.49%) BitLocker
6 32 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (0.42%) XenApp
8 23 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
9 22 (0.31%) Firmware
10 17 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (0.22%) Hyper-V
11 16 (0.22%) XenDesktop
12 11 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
13 7 (0.098%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.098%) VirtualBox
14 6 (0.084%) HDFS
15 3 (0.042%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.028%) Apache Flume
17 1 (0.014%) KVM
17 1 (0.014%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 144 (2.02%) Kubernetes
2 61 (0.86%) Ansible
3 58 (0.81%) Terraform
4 53 (0.74%) Puppet
5 44 (0.62%) SCCM
6 36 (0.50%) SCOrch
7 32 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 32 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (0.34%) vRealize
9 22 (0.31%) WSUS
10 21 (0.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 20 (0.28%) Perfmon
12 18 (0.25%) AirWatch
12 18 (0.25%) WMI
13 17 (0.24%) Rancher
14 15 (0.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 15 (0.21%) SCDPM
14 15 (0.21%) SCSM
14 15 (0.21%) SCVMM
15 14 (0.20%) Kibana
Vendors
1 734 (10.29%) Adobe
2 527 (7.39%) Microsoft
3 417 (5.85%) Google
4 174 (2.44%) SAP
5 134 (1.88%) Oracle
6 129 (1.81%) Sitecore
7 107 (1.50%) VMware
8 101 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
9 94 (1.32%) Apple
10 91 (1.28%) Xamarin
11 62 (0.87%) Citrix
12 61 (0.86%) Atlassian
13 48 (0.67%) Tableau
14 45 (0.63%) hybris
15 38 (0.53%) Zend
16 37 (0.52%) Splunk
17 35 (0.49%) Cisco
18 32 (0.45%) Optimizely
19 28 (0.39%) IBM
20 26 (0.36%) ServiceNow