Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 39 52 58
Rank change year-on-year +13 +6 +3
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 8,280 3,097 5,852
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.47% 4.89% 4.65%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.83% 13.80% 13.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4,372 2,531 4,664
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £40,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
75th Percentile £77,500 £67,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £80,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% -

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 52,296 22,435 44,055
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.84% 35.45% 35.01%
Number of salaries quoted 30,225 17,660 34,363
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,676 £30,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £82,500 £76,250 £75,000
90th Percentile £101,750 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +5.38% +3.33%

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +12 7,142 £60,000 +14.29% 1,042
London +37 4,191 £70,000 +7.69% 486
UK excluding London 0 3,085 £50,000 +8.70% 599
Work from Home 0 1,697 £60,000 +20.00% 230
South East +11 971 £55,000 +10.00% 109
North of England -8 800 £45,000 -5.26% 195
North West -14 422 £47,500 - 104
Midlands -27 407 £50,000 +16.28% 118
South West +7 386 £50,000 +2.04% 78
Yorkshire -17 298 £47,500 - 72
West Midlands -32 241 £50,000 +11.11% 80
Scotland +3 228 £46,500 +9.41% 37
East of England -33 226 £55,000 +29.41% 49
East Midlands -22 142 £50,000 +21.21% 36
North East -9 80 £32,500 -27.78% 19
Wales -18 74 £49,000 +22.50% 9
Northern Ireland -21 30 £37,500 +7.14% 5

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 4,038 (48.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3,433 (41.46%) UX Design
3 3,147 (38.01%) JavaScript
4 2,612 (31.55%) React
5 2,332 (28.16%) HTML
5 2,332 (28.16%) CSS
6 2,255 (27.23%) Social Skills
7 1,773 (21.41%) Software Engineering
8 1,658 (20.02%) Finance
9 1,655 (19.99%) TypeScript
10 1,592 (19.23%) Front End Development
11 1,521 (18.37%) Problem-Solving
12 1,467 (17.72%) Full Stack Development
13 1,424 (17.20%) Node.js
14 1,422 (17.17%) AWS
15 1,271 (15.35%) Git (software)
16 1,217 (14.70%) Azure
17 1,199 (14.48%) DevOps
18 1,195 (14.43%) Degree
19 1,188 (14.35%) Scrum
20 1,175 (14.19%) AngularJS
21 1,090 (13.16%) CI/CD
22 1,017 (12.28%) Analytics
23 992 (11.98%) Python
24 989 (11.94%) Java
25 957 (11.56%) Marketing
26 954 (11.52%) SQL
27 950 (11.47%) C#
28 940 (11.35%) HTML5
29 937 (11.32%) Computer Science

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
1 497 (6.00%) CMS
2 223 (2.69%) Confluence
3 213 (2.57%) WordPress
4 185 (2.23%) Elasticsearch
5 153 (1.85%) Apache
6 123 (1.49%) SharePoint
7 94 (1.14%) Drupal
8 87 (1.05%) IIS
8 87 (1.05%) Umbraco
9 73 (0.88%) Apache Spark
10 70 (0.85%) nginx
11 53 (0.64%) Headless CMS
12 32 (0.39%) Ethereum
13 27 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
14 24 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
15 22 (0.27%) EPiServer
16 21 (0.25%) GemFire
17 18 (0.22%) Luigi
18 16 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
19 12 (0.14%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 605 (7.31%) Sketch
2 334 (4.03%) InVision
3 242 (2.92%) Adobe XD
4 211 (2.55%) Photoshop
5 170 (2.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 134 (1.62%) Adobe Illustrator
7 104 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
8 94 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
9 78 (0.94%) Zeplin
10 67 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 59 (0.71%) Adobe After Effects
12 44 (0.53%) MS Visio
13 42 (0.51%) Chatbot
14 39 (0.47%) InDesign
15 38 (0.46%) OmniGraffle
16 27 (0.33%) Adobe Premiere
16 27 (0.33%) Marvel
17 25 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
18 22 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
19 19 (0.23%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 89 (1.07%) Shopify
2 63 (0.76%) Magento
3 31 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 21 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
5 17 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
6 15 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 14 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
7 14 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
8 11 (0.13%) WebTrends
9 6 (0.072%) nopCommerce
9 6 (0.072%) Sage 200
10 5 (0.060%) NetSuite
10 5 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 5 (0.060%) Unit4 Business World
11 4 (0.048%) JDE OneWorld
12 3 (0.036%) Eloqua
12 3 (0.036%) OpenCart
12 3 (0.036%) SAP IBP
12 3 (0.036%) Workfront
13 2 (0.024%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1,422 (17.17%) AWS
2 1,217 (14.70%) Azure
3 735 (8.88%) Figma
4 669 (8.08%) SaaS
5 527 (6.36%) GCP
6 507 (6.12%) Serverless
7 448 (5.41%) GitHub
8 202 (2.44%) Microsoft 365
9 201 (2.43%) Google Analytics
9 201 (2.43%) npm
10 183 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
11 171 (2.07%) Power Platform
12 160 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
13 157 (1.90%) PaaS
14 142 (1.71%) OpenShift
15 119 (1.44%) Firebase
16 105 (1.27%) Amazon S3
17 89 (1.07%) Slack
18 88 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Cloud
18 88 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 197 (2.38%) HTTP
2 161 (1.94%) Internet
3 104 (1.26%) DNS
4 77 (0.93%) Broadband
5 65 (0.79%) TCP/IP
6 56 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
7 50 (0.60%) DHCP
8 49 (0.59%) Firewall
8 49 (0.59%) MQTT
9 47 (0.57%) WAN
10 33 (0.40%) VoIP
10 33 (0.40%) VPN
11 29 (0.35%) BGP
12 28 (0.34%) Network Security
13 25 (0.30%) VLAN
14 24 (0.29%) LAN
15 21 (0.25%) Wireless
16 20 (0.24%) Unified Communications
17 19 (0.23%) Bluetooth
18 18 (0.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 578 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
2 438 (5.29%) MySQL
3 398 (4.81%) SQL Server
4 349 (4.21%) NoSQL
5 326 (3.94%) Relational Database
6 316 (3.82%) MongoDB
7 178 (2.15%) Big Data
8 174 (2.10%) Redis
9 129 (1.56%) Power BI
10 119 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 111 (1.34%) Blockchain
12 91 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
13 87 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
14 62 (0.75%) GIS
15 46 (0.56%) Hadoop
16 40 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
16 40 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 38 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 36 (0.43%) Tableau
19 34 (0.41%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 1,271 (15.35%) Git (software)
2 504 (6.09%) JIRA
3 469 (5.66%) Jenkins
4 370 (4.47%) webpack
5 321 (3.88%) Cypress.io
6 203 (2.45%) Axure RP
7 167 (2.02%) Selenium
8 161 (1.94%) GitLab
9 153 (1.85%) Bitbucket
9 153 (1.85%) Mocha
10 133 (1.61%) Storybook
11 111 (1.34%) gulp
12 89 (1.07%) Octopus Deploy
12 89 (1.07%) TeamCity
13 78 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
13 78 (0.94%) Visual Studio
14 74 (0.89%) Babel
15 66 (0.80%) Cucumber
15 66 (0.80%) Gradle
16 65 (0.79%) CircleCI
General
1 2,255 (27.23%) Social Skills
2 1,658 (20.02%) Finance
3 957 (11.56%) Marketing
4 926 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
5 457 (5.52%) Retail
6 366 (4.42%) Games
7 350 (4.23%) Banking
8 331 (4.00%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 275 (3.32%) Public Sector
10 205 (2.48%) Presentation Skills
11 199 (2.40%) Influencing Skills
12 180 (2.17%) Legal
13 178 (2.15%) Organisational Skills
14 164 (1.98%) Law
15 155 (1.87%) Telecoms
16 154 (1.86%) Front Office
17 137 (1.65%) Publishing
18 133 (1.61%) Manufacturing
19 128 (1.55%) Advertising
20 124 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,000 (36.23%) Developer
2 1,115 (13.47%) Designer
3 1,014 (12.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 932 (11.26%) Software Engineer
5 711 (8.59%) UX Designer
6 677 (8.18%) Senior Developer
7 529 (6.39%) Analyst
8 466 (5.63%) React Developer
9 412 (4.98%) Full Stack Developer
10 389 (4.70%) UI Designer
11 322 (3.89%) UI/UX Designer
12 276 (3.33%) Product Manager
12 276 (3.33%) Senior Software Engineer
13 274 (3.31%) Senior Front-End Developer
14 272 (3.29%) Business Analyst
15 254 (3.07%) Lead Developer
16 244 (2.95%) UI Developer
17 243 (2.93%) Senior Designer
18 208 (2.51%) Web Developer
19 206 (2.49%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,612 (31.55%) React
2 2,332 (28.16%) CSS
2 2,332 (28.16%) HTML
3 1,424 (17.20%) Node.js
4 1,175 (14.19%) AngularJS
5 940 (11.35%) HTML5
6 777 (9.38%) .NET
7 761 (9.19%) REST
8 628 (7.58%) Sass
9 627 (7.57%) Vue.js
10 617 (7.45%) CSS3
11 614 (7.42%) RESTful
12 572 (6.91%) Redux
13 551 (6.65%) GraphQL
14 424 (5.12%) jQuery
15 367 (4.43%) Jest
16 366 (4.42%) React Native
17 315 (3.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 309 (3.73%) JSON
19 307 (3.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 781 (9.43%) Mobile App
2 432 (5.22%) Self-Motivation
3 347 (4.19%) Virtual Team
4 251 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
5 202 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 195 (2.36%) Algorithms
7 186 (2.25%) Data Structures
8 160 (1.93%) Social Media
9 147 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
10 145 (1.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 126 (1.52%) Hedge funds
12 103 (1.24%) Graphic Design
13 101 (1.22%) Derivative
14 97 (1.17%) Blog
15 90 (1.09%) Equities
16 82 (0.99%) Fixed Income
17 76 (0.92%) Credit Derivative
18 75 (0.91%) Life Science
19 69 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
20 67 (0.81%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 551 (6.65%) Apple iOS
2 506 (6.11%) Android
3 433 (5.23%) Linux
4 419 (5.06%) Windows
5 149 (1.80%) Unix
6 100 (1.21%) Windows Server 2016
7 99 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 90 (1.09%) Windows Server
9 76 (0.92%) Windows 10
10 49 (0.59%) Mac OS X
11 39 (0.47%) Windows Server 2019
12 32 (0.39%) CentOS
13 21 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 16 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (0.18%) Ubuntu
16 13 (0.16%) Debian
16 13 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.11%) Embedded Linux
18 6 (0.072%) VMS
19 5 (0.060%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,038 (48.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3,433 (41.46%) UX Design
3 1,773 (21.41%) Software Engineering
4 1,592 (19.23%) Front End Development
5 1,521 (18.37%) Problem-Solving
6 1,467 (17.72%) Full Stack Development
7 1,199 (14.48%) DevOps
8 1,188 (14.35%) Scrum
9 1,090 (13.16%) CI/CD
10 1,017 (12.28%) Analytics
11 937 (11.32%) Computer Science
12 921 (11.12%) Wireframes
13 873 (10.54%) Mentoring
14 840 (10.14%) Test Automation
15 775 (9.36%) Web Development
16 757 (9.14%) Prototyping
17 697 (8.42%) Microservices
18 692 (8.36%) User Research
19 630 (7.61%) TDD
20 624 (7.54%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3,147 (38.01%) JavaScript
2 1,655 (19.99%) TypeScript
3 992 (11.98%) Python
4 989 (11.94%) Java
5 954 (11.52%) SQL
6 950 (11.47%) C#
7 545 (6.58%) PHP
8 387 (4.67%) ES6
9 278 (3.36%) C
10 272 (3.29%) C++
11 241 (2.91%) Kotlin
12 197 (2.38%) PowerShell
13 196 (2.37%) Go
14 178 (2.15%) Apple Swift
15 171 (2.07%) Ruby
16 119 (1.44%) T-SQL
17 113 (1.36%) Shell Script
18 97 (1.17%) Bash
18 97 (1.17%) ES7
19 96 (1.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,195 (14.43%) Degree
2 423 (5.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 181 (2.19%) Master's Degree
4 174 (2.10%) Security Cleared
5 113 (1.36%) SC Cleared
6 68 (0.82%) PhD
7 44 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 39 (0.47%) PMI Certification
9 31 (0.37%) ISTQB
10 29 (0.35%) DBS Check
11 28 (0.34%) ISEB
12 24 (0.29%) MBA
13 21 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
14 20 (0.24%) CCNP
14 20 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
15 19 (0.23%) CCNA
15 19 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
16 18 (0.22%) OCP
17 17 (0.21%) IIBA
17 17 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 768 (9.28%) QA
2 675 (8.15%) Accessibility
3 99 (1.20%) WCAG
4 55 (0.66%) GDPR
5 46 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 37 (0.45%) SLA
7 29 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 26 (0.31%) PCI DSS
9 23 (0.28%) IEC 62304
10 18 (0.22%) IEC 61508
10 18 (0.22%) ISO 26262
10 18 (0.22%) PMO
11 11 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
12 10 (0.12%) PSD2
12 10 (0.12%) WAI
13 8 (0.097%) GRC
14 7 (0.085%) ISO 13485
15 6 (0.072%) HIPAA
16 4 (0.048%) ISO 9001
17 3 (0.036%) NIST
System Software
1 806 (9.73%) Docker
2 123 (1.49%) Active Directory
3 101 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 36 (0.43%) Firmware
6 21 (0.25%) HDFS
7 20 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (0.16%) vSphere
10 7 (0.085%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.060%) XenApp
12 4 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.036%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.036%) Varnish
13 3 (0.036%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.036%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.024%) Xen
15 1 (0.012%) IAG
15 1 (0.012%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 552 (6.67%) Kubernetes
2 422 (5.10%) Terraform
3 179 (2.16%) Ansible
4 53 (0.64%) Grafana
5 47 (0.57%) Kibana
6 39 (0.47%) Prometheus
7 35 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
8 33 (0.40%) SCCM
9 30 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
10 28 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
11 21 (0.25%) Single Sign-On
12 20 (0.24%) Opsgenie
12 20 (0.24%) Pingdom
12 20 (0.24%) ZABBIX
13 19 (0.23%) HAProxy
13 19 (0.23%) logstash
14 16 (0.19%) MIIS
15 12 (0.14%) Puppet
16 10 (0.12%) Matomo
17 9 (0.11%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 753 (9.09%) Adobe
2 641 (7.74%) Google
3 545 (6.58%) Microsoft
4 201 (2.43%) Oracle
5 176 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
6 126 (1.52%) Red Hat
7 123 (1.49%) Apple
8 107 (1.29%) SAP
9 106 (1.28%) VMware
10 68 (0.82%) Xamarin
11 66 (0.80%) Okta
12 64 (0.77%) Sitecore
13 54 (0.65%) Facebook
13 54 (0.65%) ServiceNow
14 45 (0.54%) Spotify
15 40 (0.48%) IBM
16 34 (0.41%) Atlassian
17 33 (0.40%) Hotjar
17 33 (0.40%) New Relic
18 31 (0.37%) Mercator