Period
to 7 July 2020

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 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 57 56
Rank change year-on-year +10 -1 +13
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 3,984 7,157 8,650
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.06% 4.87% 4.84%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.98% 12.44% 12.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3,386 5,887 6,823
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £83,750 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 30,700 57,550 69,769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.03% 39.15% 39.07%
Number of salaries quoted 23,788 43,209 53,719
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £28,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 7 July 2020.

Salary histogram for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Top 19 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 7 July 2020. 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 +8 3,660 £55,000 - 356
UK excluding London +4 1,969 £45,000 - 266
London 0 1,919 £65,000 +4.00% 114
North of England -2 556 £45,000 +12.50% 101
South East +15 516 £55,000 +10.00% 43
Work from Home +27 365 £55,000 -8.33% 56
North West -13 330 £45,000 +5.88% 55
Midlands +6 267 £42,500 - 60
South West +5 218 £45,000 +11.58% 18
Yorkshire +64 203 £40,000 - 30
West Midlands +18 185 £45,000 +5.88% 43
East of England +10 179 £47,500 -9.52% 20
Scotland +4 136 £44,034 -2.15% 12
Wales +8 89 £40,000 -3.03% 10
East Midlands +4 82 £40,000 -1.23% 17
North East +7 23 £48,000 +37.14% 16
Northern Ireland +25 17 £35,000 -6.67% 2
Isle of Man - 2 £27,500 -
Channel Islands - 1 £47,500 -

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, 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 1,884 (47.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1,543 (38.73%) JavaScript
3 1,311 (32.91%) CSS
4 1,305 (32.76%) HTML
5 773 (19.40%) Front End Development
6 699 (17.55%) React
7 667 (16.74%) Finance
8 659 (16.54%) AngularJS
9 600 (15.06%) Git (software)
10 559 (14.03%) Scrum
10 559 (14.03%) Wireframes
11 503 (12.63%) HTML5
12 485 (12.17%) .NET
12 485 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
13 461 (11.57%) Software Engineering
14 448 (11.24%) C#
15 425 (10.67%) Web Development
16 423 (10.62%) Analytics
17 410 (10.29%) Java
18 402 (10.09%) Node.js
19 396 (9.94%) Degree
20 391 (9.81%) E-Commerce
21 383 (9.61%) PHP
22 381 (9.56%) TDD
23 373 (9.36%) Mobile App
24 371 (9.31%) SQL
25 370 (9.29%) DevOps
26 368 (9.24%) Marketing
27 367 (9.21%) QA
28 356 (8.94%) Azure

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
1 176 (4.42%) CMS
2 80 (2.01%) WordPress
3 65 (1.63%) Confluence
4 50 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
5 47 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 30 (0.75%) Apache
6 30 (0.75%) Apache Spark
7 19 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
7 19 (0.48%) Umbraco
8 18 (0.45%) IIS
9 16 (0.40%) nginx
10 15 (0.38%) Drupal
11 14 (0.35%) ArcGIS
12 13 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 13 (0.33%) Liferay
13 9 (0.23%) WebSphere
14 7 (0.18%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.18%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.15%) EPiServer
16 5 (0.13%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 330 (8.28%) Sketch
2 212 (5.32%) InVision
3 188 (4.72%) Photoshop
4 126 (3.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 86 (2.16%) Figma
6 75 (1.88%) Adobe XD
7 60 (1.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 57 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
9 53 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
10 38 (0.95%) Zeplin
11 31 (0.78%) Marvel
12 28 (0.70%) Adobe After Effects
13 25 (0.63%) InDesign
14 23 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
15 22 (0.55%) Chatbot
16 16 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 16 (0.40%) UXPin
17 15 (0.38%) MS Visio
18 11 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
19 10 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 53 (1.33%) Magento
2 18 (0.45%) Shopify
3 14 (0.35%) SAP MM
3 14 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
3 14 (0.35%) SAP SD
4 10 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 8 (0.20%) WebTrends
6 7 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
6 7 (0.18%) Oracle CRM
7 6 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
8 5 (0.13%) OpenCart
8 5 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
9 4 (0.10%) SAP CO
9 4 (0.10%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
10 3 (0.075%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.075%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 3 (0.075%) Oracle iProcurement
10 3 (0.075%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.050%) Oracle CRM On Demand
Cloud Services
1 356 (8.94%) Azure
2 345 (8.66%) AWS
3 249 (6.25%) SaaS
4 115 (2.89%) GCP
5 91 (2.28%) Serverless
6 79 (1.98%) Office 365
7 78 (1.96%) GitHub
7 78 (1.96%) PaaS
8 76 (1.91%) Slack
9 63 (1.58%) Google Analytics
10 57 (1.43%) npm
11 55 (1.38%) Power Platform
12 49 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 48 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
14 44 (1.10%) Dropbox
15 36 (0.90%) IaaS
16 30 (0.75%) Amazon S3
17 26 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
18 25 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
19 19 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 127 (3.19%) Internet
2 42 (1.05%) Wireless
3 29 (0.73%) Firewall
4 28 (0.70%) DNS
5 19 (0.48%) HTTP
6 18 (0.45%) Intranet
7 15 (0.38%) SMS
7 15 (0.38%) VoIP
8 12 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
9 11 (0.28%) Broadband
10 10 (0.25%) Skype
10 10 (0.25%) TCP/IP
11 9 (0.23%) DHCP
11 9 (0.23%) Network Security
11 9 (0.23%) VPN
12 8 (0.20%) MQTT
13 7 (0.18%) Bluetooth
13 7 (0.18%) LAN
13 7 (0.18%) NetScaler
14 5 (0.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (5.55%) MySQL
2 216 (5.42%) SQL Server
3 152 (3.82%) Relational Database
4 92 (2.31%) Big Data
5 91 (2.28%) NoSQL
6 78 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
7 56 (1.41%) MongoDB
8 48 (1.20%) Power BI
9 36 (0.90%) Redis
10 35 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 22 (0.55%) Blockchain
12 22 (0.55%) MS Access
13 20 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 17 (0.43%) Hadoop
15 12 (0.30%) RDBMS
16 11 (0.28%) Amazon Redshift
16 11 (0.28%) BigQuery
16 11 (0.28%) Cosmos DB
16 11 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 600 (15.06%) Git (software)
2 232 (5.82%) JIRA
3 178 (4.47%) webpack
4 111 (2.79%) Axure RP
5 106 (2.66%) Jenkins
6 95 (2.38%) gulp
7 91 (2.28%) Selenium
8 86 (2.16%) Grunt
9 75 (1.88%) Subversion
10 65 (1.63%) Balsamiq
11 60 (1.51%) Jasmine
12 52 (1.31%) Bitbucket
13 49 (1.23%) TeamCity
14 48 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
15 44 (1.10%) Babel
16 40 (1.00%) Mocha
16 40 (1.00%) Xcode
17 34 (0.85%) Karma Test Runner
18 31 (0.78%) fastlane
19 27 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 667 (16.74%) Finance
2 368 (9.24%) Marketing
3 252 (6.33%) Retail
4 116 (2.91%) Games
5 106 (2.66%) Banking
6 94 (2.36%) Public Sector
7 58 (1.46%) Legal
8 52 (1.31%) Telecoms
9 51 (1.28%) Advertising
10 37 (0.93%) Law
11 33 (0.83%) Back Office
12 31 (0.78%) Publishing
13 22 (0.55%) Front Office
14 19 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
15 18 (0.45%) Automotive
16 16 (0.40%) Local Government
16 16 (0.40%) Manufacturing
17 14 (0.35%) Electronics
17 14 (0.35%) Financial Institution
18 9 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,747 (43.85%) Developer
2 709 (17.80%) Designer
3 641 (16.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 539 (13.53%) UX Designer
5 368 (9.24%) Senior Developer
6 253 (6.35%) UI Designer
7 223 (5.60%) UI/UX Designer
8 211 (5.30%) React Developer
9 183 (4.59%) Analyst
10 174 (4.37%) Product Manager
11 168 (4.22%) Senior Designer
12 165 (4.14%) JavaScript Developer
13 163 (4.09%) Full Stack Developer
14 155 (3.89%) Senior Front-End Developer
14 155 (3.89%) Web Developer
15 147 (3.69%) Software Engineer
16 134 (3.36%) .NET Developer
17 127 (3.19%) C# Developer
18 123 (3.09%) Software Developer
19 117 (2.94%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,311 (32.91%) CSS
2 1,305 (32.76%) HTML
3 699 (17.55%) React
4 659 (16.54%) AngularJS
5 503 (12.63%) HTML5
6 485 (12.17%) .NET
7 402 (10.09%) Node.js
8 349 (8.76%) Sass
9 324 (8.13%) CSS3
10 288 (7.23%) jQuery
11 266 (6.68%) Vue.js
12 249 (6.25%) Redux
13 225 (5.65%) REST
14 222 (5.57%) RESTful
15 164 (4.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 162 (4.07%) Web Services
17 133 (3.34%) .NET Core
18 122 (3.06%) LESS
19 108 (2.71%) ASP.NET
20 105 (2.64%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 373 (9.36%) Mobile App
2 307 (7.71%) Analytical Skills
3 166 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
4 152 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
5 106 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
6 99 (2.48%) Algorithms
7 79 (1.98%) Data Structures
8 68 (1.71%) Hedge funds
9 55 (1.38%) Animation
10 50 (1.26%) Derivative
11 40 (1.00%) Management Information System
12 38 (0.95%) Virtual Team
13 37 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
14 35 (0.88%) Graphic Design
14 35 (0.88%) Social Media
15 24 (0.60%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 24 (0.60%) W3C
16 22 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
17 21 (0.53%) Client/Server
17 21 (0.53%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 309 (7.76%) Apple iOS
2 269 (6.75%) Android
3 197 (4.94%) Linux
4 176 (4.42%) Windows
5 44 (1.10%) Unix
6 42 (1.05%) Windows 10
7 24 (0.60%) Windows Server
8 21 (0.53%) Mac OS
9 14 (0.35%) Ubuntu
10 12 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (0.25%) Windows Server 2016
12 7 (0.18%) CentOS
12 7 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.18%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
14 3 (0.075%) Debian
14 3 (0.075%) tvOS
14 3 (0.075%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.050%) Solaris
15 2 (0.050%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,884 (47.29%) Agile Software Development
2 773 (19.40%) Front End Development
3 559 (14.03%) Scrum
3 559 (14.03%) Wireframes
4 485 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
5 461 (11.57%) Software Engineering
6 425 (10.67%) Web Development
7 423 (10.62%) Analytics
8 391 (9.81%) E-Commerce
9 381 (9.56%) TDD
10 370 (9.29%) DevOps
11 308 (7.73%) Prototyping
11 308 (7.73%) User Stories
12 300 (7.53%) Test Automation
13 291 (7.30%) Fintech
14 285 (7.15%) Computer Science
15 274 (6.88%) Mentoring
16 268 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
17 218 (5.47%) Continuous Improvement
17 218 (5.47%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 1,543 (38.73%) JavaScript
2 448 (11.24%) C#
3 410 (10.29%) Java
4 383 (9.61%) PHP
5 371 (9.31%) SQL
6 322 (8.08%) TypeScript
7 299 (7.51%) Python
8 196 (4.92%) ES6
9 119 (2.99%) C++
10 116 (2.91%) Apple Swift
11 90 (2.26%) C
12 77 (1.93%) Objective-C
13 75 (1.88%) Kotlin
14 61 (1.53%) Ruby
15 58 (1.46%) PowerShell
16 51 (1.28%) R
17 47 (1.18%) Bash Shell
18 45 (1.13%) VB.NET
19 33 (0.83%) ES7
20 29 (0.73%) VB
Qualifications
1 396 (9.94%) Degree
2 147 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 65 (1.63%) Security Cleared
4 45 (1.13%) SC Cleared
5 35 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
6 26 (0.65%) Master's Degree
7 23 (0.58%) ISEB
8 21 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (0.43%) ISTQB
10 15 (0.38%) CISSP
11 14 (0.35%) CISM
12 13 (0.33%) PMI Certification
13 12 (0.30%) PMP
14 11 (0.28%) DV Cleared
15 10 (0.25%) AWS Certification
16 9 (0.23%) PhD
17 8 (0.20%) DBS Check
18 7 (0.18%) HNC
19 6 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
19 6 (0.15%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 367 (9.21%) QA
2 20 (0.50%) SLA
3 19 (0.48%) WCAG
4 17 (0.43%) GDPR
5 11 (0.28%) PMO
6 8 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.18%) NIST
8 6 (0.15%) Actionable Recommendations
9 5 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (0.075%) HL7
10 3 (0.075%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.050%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.025%) P3O
System Software
1 259 (6.50%) Docker
2 59 (1.48%) Active Directory
3 45 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (0.63%) XenDesktop
5 24 (0.60%) XenApp
6 21 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (0.38%) Hyper-V
8 14 (0.35%) Firmware
8 14 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (0.13%) ACF2
11 5 (0.13%) RACF
12 4 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.075%) vSphere
14 2 (0.050%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.050%) DFS Replication
15 1 (0.025%) KVM
15 1 (0.025%) NDS
15 1 (0.025%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 142 (3.56%) Kubernetes
2 62 (1.56%) SCCM
3 49 (1.23%) Ansible
4 45 (1.13%) Terraform
5 27 (0.68%) Puppet
6 22 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (0.45%) Grafana
7 18 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (0.30%) Kibana
9 11 (0.28%) Jamf Pro
10 8 (0.20%) SCOM
11 7 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.13%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.10%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.10%) WSUS
14 3 (0.075%) cPanel
14 3 (0.075%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 3 (0.075%) SCVMM
14 3 (0.075%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 327 (8.21%) Adobe
2 324 (8.13%) Microsoft
3 206 (5.17%) Google
4 70 (1.76%) Apple
5 67 (1.68%) SAP
6 63 (1.58%) Oracle
7 49 (1.23%) VMware
8 44 (1.10%) CrowdStrike
9 43 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
10 38 (0.95%) Citrix
11 27 (0.68%) Sitecore
12 25 (0.63%) IBM
13 24 (0.60%) Xamarin
14 22 (0.55%) Atlassian
15 20 (0.50%) Tableau
16 18 (0.45%) HP
17 14 (0.35%) Hotjar
18 11 (0.28%) BT
18 11 (0.28%) Facebook
19 10 (0.25%) Dell