Period
to 10 May 2021

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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 44 51 61
Rank change year-on-year +7 +10 +1
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 4,828 5,021 6,877
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.50% 5.02% 4.69%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.12% 14.57% 13.51%
Number of salaries quoted 3,239 3,982 5,279
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £70,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 31,922 34,464 50,919
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.38% 34.44% 34.70%
Number of salaries quoted 21,659 27,167 38,791
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,950 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.05% +5.56% -

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 10 May 2021.

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 10 May 2021. 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 4,326 £55,000 - 834
UK excluding London +12 2,386 £50,000 +11.11% 547
London +2 2,128 £65,000 - 330
Work from Home +4 1,004 £52,500 -4.55% 164
South East +31 699 £52,500 +5.00% 114
North of England -3 562 £47,500 +5.56% 177
South West +35 435 £50,000 +20.18% 63
Midlands -17 280 £45,000 +5.88% 91
Yorkshire +10 260 £45,000 +8.43% 57
North West -13 255 £47,500 +5.56% 104
West Midlands -19 187 £45,500 +1.11% 49
Scotland -5 170 £45,000 - 38
East of England -11 155 £47,500 - 52
East Midlands +6 91 £40,250 +0.63% 40
North East -1 47 £48,000 - 16
Wales -17 45 £37,500 -6.25% 9
Northern Ireland +9 33 £40,000 +14.29% 3
Isle of Man - 12 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 10 May 2021, 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 2,458 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
2 2,033 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 1,762 (36.50%) CSS
4 1,713 (35.48%) HTML
5 1,167 (24.17%) Social Skills
6 1,051 (21.77%) React
7 999 (20.69%) Front End Development
8 812 (16.82%) AngularJS
9 793 (16.43%) Finance
10 771 (15.97%) TypeScript
11 766 (15.87%) Scrum
12 742 (15.37%) Git (software)
13 737 (15.27%) Problem-Solving
14 711 (14.73%) Node.js
15 684 (14.17%) HTML5
16 655 (13.57%) Marketing
17 604 (12.51%) Wireframes
18 599 (12.41%) Software Engineering
19 556 (11.52%) Degree
20 545 (11.29%) AWS
21 538 (11.14%) .NET
22 527 (10.92%) C#
23 521 (10.79%) Azure
24 511 (10.58%) Vue.js
25 508 (10.52%) DevOps
26 503 (10.42%) E-Commerce
27 490 (10.15%) Web Development
28 489 (10.13%) Analytics
29 474 (9.82%) Sass
30 472 (9.78%) Prototyping

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
1 250 (5.18%) CMS
2 136 (2.82%) Confluence
3 108 (2.24%) WordPress
4 103 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
5 59 (1.22%) SharePoint
6 49 (1.01%) IIS
7 47 (0.97%) Apache
8 44 (0.91%) Drupal
9 43 (0.89%) Umbraco
10 34 (0.70%) Apache Spark
11 29 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
12 27 (0.56%) Skype for Business
13 20 (0.41%) Kentico
14 19 (0.39%) EPiServer
15 16 (0.33%) nginx
16 15 (0.31%) GemFire
17 14 (0.29%) Headless CMS
18 12 (0.25%) MS Exchange
19 10 (0.21%) Apache Airflow
20 9 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 350 (7.25%) Sketch
2 256 (5.30%) InVision
3 235 (4.87%) Figma
4 128 (2.65%) Photoshop
5 111 (2.30%) Adobe Illustrator
6 101 (2.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 91 (1.88%) Adobe XD
8 71 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
9 45 (0.93%) Zeplin
10 44 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
11 29 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 28 (0.58%) UXPin
13 26 (0.54%) InDesign
14 25 (0.52%) MS Visio
15 23 (0.48%) Adobe After Effects
15 23 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
16 22 (0.46%) Marvel
17 17 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
18 16 (0.33%) GIMP
19 9 (0.19%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 37 (0.77%) Shopify
2 35 (0.72%) Magento
3 22 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (0.35%) nopCommerce
5 13 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
6 8 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
7 7 (0.14%) SAP CRM
8 4 (0.083%) Visualfiles
9 3 (0.062%) Elite 3E
9 3 (0.062%) SAP S/4HANA
10 2 (0.041%) NetSuite
10 2 (0.041%) Q-Pulse
10 2 (0.041%) SAP Business One
10 2 (0.041%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.041%) SAP Hybris
10 2 (0.041%) WebTrends
11 1 (0.021%) GoldMine
11 1 (0.021%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.021%) Relativity
11 1 (0.021%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 545 (11.29%) AWS
2 521 (10.79%) Azure
3 434 (8.99%) SaaS
4 197 (4.08%) GCP
5 170 (3.52%) GitHub
6 155 (3.21%) Serverless
7 131 (2.71%) npm
8 101 (2.09%) Google Analytics
9 94 (1.95%) Microsoft 365
10 80 (1.66%) AWS Lambda
11 78 (1.62%) Power Platform
12 64 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 56 (1.16%) PaaS
14 51 (1.06%) Amazon S3
15 45 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
16 44 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
17 33 (0.68%) Firebase
18 31 (0.64%) Slack
19 28 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
20 27 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (1.97%) Internet
2 84 (1.74%) HTTP
3 34 (0.70%) DNS
4 31 (0.64%) Skype
5 26 (0.54%) Broadband
6 19 (0.39%) Firewall
6 19 (0.39%) VPN
7 16 (0.33%) WAN
8 13 (0.27%) DHCP
9 12 (0.25%) LAN
9 12 (0.25%) TCP/IP
9 12 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (0.23%) Intranet
11 10 (0.21%) Unified Communications
12 9 (0.19%) SSL
13 8 (0.17%) Network Security
14 7 (0.14%) VLAN
15 6 (0.12%) VoIP
16 5 (0.10%) IKE
16 5 (0.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 254 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 210 (4.35%) MySQL
3 191 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
4 169 (3.50%) NoSQL
5 148 (3.07%) MongoDB
6 141 (2.92%) Big Data
7 123 (2.55%) Relational Database
8 65 (1.35%) Redis
9 64 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
10 62 (1.28%) Power BI
11 49 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 36 (0.75%) Tableau
13 26 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
14 25 (0.52%) MariaDB
15 24 (0.50%) SQL Server 2017
16 20 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 19 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
17 19 (0.39%) Amazon Redshift
17 19 (0.39%) SQLite
18 18 (0.37%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 742 (15.37%) Git (software)
2 332 (6.88%) JIRA
3 198 (4.10%) webpack
4 168 (3.48%) Jenkins
5 132 (2.73%) Cypress.io
6 118 (2.44%) Axure RP
7 104 (2.15%) gulp
8 103 (2.13%) Visual Studio
9 68 (1.41%) Selenium
10 67 (1.39%) Babel
11 62 (1.28%) Grunt
12 59 (1.22%) Bitbucket
13 57 (1.18%) Mocha
14 51 (1.06%) CircleCI
15 49 (1.01%) Protractor
15 49 (1.01%) Storybook
16 48 (0.99%) Balsamiq
17 47 (0.97%) Jasmine
17 47 (0.97%) Maven
18 43 (0.89%) Gradle
General
1 1,167 (24.17%) Social Skills
2 793 (16.43%) Finance
3 655 (13.57%) Marketing
4 446 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
5 267 (5.53%) Retail
6 204 (4.23%) Public Sector
7 189 (3.91%) Banking
8 176 (3.65%) Games
9 125 (2.59%) Legal
10 116 (2.40%) Organisational Skills
11 114 (2.36%) Telecoms
12 95 (1.97%) Presentation Skills
13 88 (1.82%) Law
14 87 (1.80%) Influencing Skills
15 75 (1.55%) Electronics
15 75 (1.55%) Manufacturing
16 50 (1.04%) Advertising
17 43 (0.89%) Automotive
18 40 (0.83%) Publishing
19 32 (0.66%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2,025 (41.94%) Developer
2 766 (15.87%) Designer
3 733 (15.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 534 (11.06%) UX Designer
5 459 (9.51%) Senior Developer
6 299 (6.19%) React Developer
7 286 (5.92%) Full Stack Developer
8 226 (4.68%) Software Engineer
9 216 (4.47%) UI Designer
10 203 (4.20%) Product Manager
11 199 (4.12%) JavaScript Developer
12 190 (3.94%) Analyst
13 188 (3.89%) Senior Front-End Developer
14 183 (3.79%) UI/UX Designer
15 156 (3.23%) Software Developer
16 149 (3.09%) Senior Designer
17 147 (3.04%) Web Developer
18 136 (2.82%) Lead Developer
19 134 (2.78%) .NET Developer
20 129 (2.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,762 (36.50%) CSS
2 1,713 (35.48%) HTML
3 1,051 (21.77%) React
4 812 (16.82%) AngularJS
5 711 (14.73%) Node.js
6 684 (14.17%) HTML5
7 538 (11.14%) .NET
8 511 (10.58%) Vue.js
9 474 (9.82%) Sass
10 461 (9.55%) CSS3
11 442 (9.15%) REST
12 382 (7.91%) RESTful
13 305 (6.32%) jQuery
14 301 (6.23%) Redux
15 283 (5.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 281 (5.82%) GraphQL
17 244 (5.05%) React Native
18 214 (4.43%) Web Services
19 184 (3.81%) Jest
20 179 (3.71%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 470 (9.73%) Mobile App
2 196 (4.06%) Self-Motivation
3 170 (3.52%) Greenfield Project
4 132 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
5 103 (2.13%) Algorithms
6 76 (1.57%) Virtual Team
7 68 (1.41%) Animation
8 64 (1.33%) Client/Server
9 62 (1.28%) Social Media
10 57 (1.18%) Graphic Design
11 52 (1.08%) Blog
12 50 (1.04%) Data Structures
12 50 (1.04%) EPoS
13 46 (0.95%) NHS
14 37 (0.77%) Management Information System
15 36 (0.75%) Video\Live Streaming
16 30 (0.62%) Life Science
16 30 (0.62%) Web 2.0
17 27 (0.56%) Hedge funds
17 27 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 296 (6.13%) Apple iOS
2 256 (5.30%) Android
3 224 (4.64%) Windows
4 141 (2.92%) Linux
5 41 (0.85%) Unix
6 26 (0.54%) Windows Server
7 20 (0.41%) Windows 10
8 10 (0.21%) Mac OS
9 7 (0.14%) Mac OS X
9 7 (0.14%) Ubuntu
9 7 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.083%) Debian
10 4 (0.083%) Windows Server 2016
11 3 (0.062%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.062%) VMS
11 3 (0.062%) Windows Server 2019
12 2 (0.041%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (0.041%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.041%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.041%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,458 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
2 999 (20.69%) Front End Development
3 766 (15.87%) Scrum
4 737 (15.27%) Problem-Solving
5 604 (12.51%) Wireframes
6 599 (12.41%) Software Engineering
7 508 (10.52%) DevOps
8 503 (10.42%) E-Commerce
9 490 (10.15%) Web Development
10 489 (10.13%) Analytics
11 472 (9.78%) Prototyping
12 423 (8.76%) TDD
13 405 (8.39%) Microservices
14 379 (7.85%) Mentoring
15 360 (7.46%) Computer Science
16 348 (7.21%) Test Automation
17 343 (7.10%) Fintech
18 342 (7.08%) User Stories
19 307 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
20 297 (6.15%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2,033 (42.11%) JavaScript
2 771 (15.97%) TypeScript
3 527 (10.92%) C#
4 464 (9.61%) SQL
5 463 (9.59%) Java
6 299 (6.19%) Python
7 295 (6.11%) PHP
8 280 (5.80%) ES6
9 102 (2.11%) Apple Swift
10 82 (1.70%) Ruby
11 70 (1.45%) Scala
12 69 (1.43%) C
12 69 (1.43%) Objective-C
13 66 (1.37%) Kotlin
14 63 (1.30%) T-SQL
15 56 (1.16%) C++
16 46 (0.95%) Go
17 44 (0.91%) ES7
18 30 (0.62%) Bash Shell
19 28 (0.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 556 (11.52%) Degree
2 113 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 69 (1.43%) Security Cleared
4 60 (1.24%) Master's Degree
5 46 (0.95%) SC Cleared
6 26 (0.54%) SANS
7 22 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 22 (0.46%) PhD
8 20 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 20 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (0.25%) CSPO
9 12 (0.25%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.23%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.21%) AWS Certification
11 10 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
12 9 (0.19%) IIBA
12 9 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.17%) CCNA
13 8 (0.17%) OCP
13 8 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 313 (6.48%) QA
2 57 (1.18%) WCAG
3 39 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (0.64%) GDPR
5 18 (0.37%) WAI
6 16 (0.33%) COBIT
7 12 (0.25%) Actionable Recommendations
7 12 (0.25%) SLA
8 9 (0.19%) PMO
9 8 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.12%) GRC
11 3 (0.062%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.041%) Def Stans
12 2 (0.041%) Good Clinical Practice
12 2 (0.041%) MiFID
12 2 (0.041%) PCI DSS
13 1 (0.021%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.021%) ISO 13485
13 1 (0.021%) NIST
13 1 (0.021%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 382 (7.91%) Docker
2 51 (1.06%) Active Directory
3 29 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (0.29%) Firmware
5 10 (0.21%) HDFS
6 5 (0.10%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.083%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.083%) vSphere
8 3 (0.062%) Ceph
8 3 (0.062%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.041%) LXC
9 2 (0.041%) Varnish
9 2 (0.041%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.041%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.041%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.021%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.021%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 197 (4.08%) Kubernetes
2 85 (1.76%) Terraform
3 69 (1.43%) Ansible
4 17 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 15 (0.31%) IBM BigFix
6 14 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (0.17%) FlexNet
9 7 (0.14%) Puppet
9 7 (0.14%) SCCM
10 6 (0.12%) Consul
10 6 (0.12%) Istio
10 6 (0.12%) Packer
11 5 (0.10%) Kibana
11 5 (0.10%) yum
12 4 (0.083%) Grafana
12 4 (0.083%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.062%) Galera Cluster
14 2 (0.041%) linkerd
14 2 (0.041%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 372 (7.71%) Adobe
2 315 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 239 (4.95%) Google
4 88 (1.82%) SAP
5 70 (1.45%) Apple
6 61 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
7 50 (1.04%) IBM
7 50 (1.04%) Oracle
8 42 (0.87%) Sitecore
9 31 (0.64%) VMware
10 26 (0.54%) Splunk
11 25 (0.52%) Atlassian
11 25 (0.52%) Xamarin
12 24 (0.50%) Sage
12 24 (0.50%) Spotify
13 22 (0.46%) Mercator
14 21 (0.43%) Charles River
15 20 (0.41%) ServiceNow
16 18 (0.37%) Yahoo!
17 17 (0.35%) Facebook