Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 38 56 56
Rank change year-on-year +18 0 +4
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 8,476 2,284 6,562
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.67% 4.60% 4.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.43% 13.09% 13.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4,292 1,925 5,112
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £39,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £80,000 £83,675
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 51,601 17,450 48,330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.59% 35.16% 35.27%
Number of salaries quoted 30,872 14,405 37,216
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £54,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +5.50% +3.81%
75th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £98,750 £100,000 £91,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% -

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 28 October 2021.

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 28 October 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 +20 7,684 £57,000 +7.52% 1,199
London +48 4,570 £66,500 +2.31% 572
UK excluding London +1 3,203 £50,000 +11.11% 690
Work from Home +2 1,696 £55,000 +10.00% 261
South East +32 1,186 £50,000 -4.76% 123
North of England -12 783 £47,500 +5.56% 236
South West +38 440 £52,500 +10.53% 75
North West -24 374 £47,500 - 134
Midlands -40 362 £45,500 +7.06% 120
Yorkshire -6 332 £50,000 +20.48% 79
West Midlands -42 217 £47,500 +11.76% 79
East of England -28 184 £57,500 +53.33% 62
Scotland +5 178 £46,500 +12.05% 42
East Midlands -35 128 £45,000 +12.50% 41
North East +1 77 £32,500 -7.14% 23
Wales -39 60 £46,500 +3.33% 29
Northern Ireland -19 34 £32,500 -31.58% 3

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 4,040 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
2 3,421 (40.36%) JavaScript
3 2,845 (33.57%) React
4 2,720 (32.09%) CSS
5 2,572 (30.34%) HTML
6 2,140 (25.25%) Social Skills
7 1,899 (22.40%) Finance
8 1,734 (20.46%) Front End Development
9 1,729 (20.40%) TypeScript
10 1,662 (19.61%) Software Engineering
11 1,576 (18.59%) Node.js
12 1,472 (17.37%) Full Stack Development
13 1,460 (17.23%) Problem-Solving
14 1,367 (16.13%) Git (software)
15 1,329 (15.68%) AngularJS
16 1,328 (15.67%) AWS
17 1,231 (14.52%) Scrum
18 1,136 (13.40%) Degree
19 1,123 (13.25%) DevOps
20 1,048 (12.36%) Analytics
21 1,028 (12.13%) Marketing
21 1,028 (12.13%) Java
22 1,001 (11.81%) Python
23 987 (11.64%) Wireframes
24 976 (11.51%) HTML5
25 967 (11.41%) Azure
26 936 (11.04%) SQL
27 895 (10.56%) Test Automation
28 881 (10.39%) Web Development
29 871 (10.28%) Docker

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
1 537 (6.34%) CMS
2 278 (3.28%) WordPress
3 252 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
4 219 (2.58%) Apache
5 206 (2.43%) Apache Spark
6 192 (2.27%) Confluence
7 110 (1.30%) SharePoint
8 92 (1.09%) Umbraco
9 87 (1.03%) GemFire
10 74 (0.87%) Drupal
11 71 (0.84%) Headless CMS
12 57 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
12 57 (0.67%) IIS
13 47 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
14 45 (0.53%) nginx
15 36 (0.42%) IBM Domino
16 31 (0.37%) Kentico
17 29 (0.34%) Ethereum
18 23 (0.27%) EPiServer
19 19 (0.22%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 602 (7.10%) Figma
2 548 (6.47%) Sketch
3 321 (3.79%) InVision
4 201 (2.37%) Photoshop
5 155 (1.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 145 (1.71%) Adobe XD
7 136 (1.60%) Adobe Illustrator
8 92 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
9 85 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
10 70 (0.83%) Zeplin
11 67 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 51 (0.60%) OmniGraffle
13 38 (0.45%) Marvel
13 38 (0.45%) UserZoom
14 36 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
15 35 (0.41%) Adobe After Effects
15 35 (0.41%) MS Visio
16 32 (0.38%) Chatbot
16 32 (0.38%) InDesign
17 29 (0.34%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 91 (1.07%) Shopify
2 88 (1.04%) Magento
3 41 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 24 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
4 24 (0.28%) SAP S/4HANA
5 11 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
5 11 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
5 11 (0.13%) Sage 200
6 10 (0.12%) WebTrends
7 8 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
7 8 (0.094%) Oracle Cash Management
7 8 (0.094%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.071%) NetSuite
8 6 (0.071%) nopCommerce
8 6 (0.071%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 5 (0.059%) OpenCart
9 5 (0.059%) SAP Hybris
9 5 (0.059%) Summit
9 5 (0.059%) Workfront
10 4 (0.047%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 1,328 (15.67%) AWS
2 967 (11.41%) Azure
3 659 (7.77%) SaaS
4 525 (6.19%) GitHub
5 437 (5.16%) GCP
6 410 (4.84%) Serverless
7 254 (3.00%) npm
8 221 (2.61%) Google Analytics
9 170 (2.01%) PaaS
10 168 (1.98%) Power Platform
11 155 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
12 154 (1.82%) Microsoft 365
13 133 (1.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 131 (1.55%) Amazon S3
15 123 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
16 120 (1.42%) OpenShift
17 115 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
18 104 (1.23%) Amazon Kinesis
19 103 (1.22%) Heroku
20 90 (1.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 209 (2.47%) HTTP
2 139 (1.64%) Internet
3 130 (1.53%) DNS
4 116 (1.37%) Broadband
5 58 (0.68%) Firewall
6 55 (0.65%) VPN
7 54 (0.64%) TCP/IP
8 45 (0.53%) DHCP
9 41 (0.48%) WAN
10 38 (0.45%) MQTT
11 33 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
12 30 (0.35%) LAN
13 25 (0.29%) SSL
14 22 (0.26%) Network Security
14 22 (0.26%) VLAN
15 18 (0.21%) VoIP
16 17 (0.20%) BGP
17 15 (0.18%) Intranet
18 13 (0.15%) IPsec
19 10 (0.12%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 614 (7.24%) PostgreSQL
2 442 (5.21%) MySQL
3 414 (4.88%) NoSQL
4 405 (4.78%) MongoDB
5 337 (3.98%) Relational Database
6 323 (3.81%) SQL Server
7 279 (3.29%) Big Data
8 271 (3.20%) Redis
9 161 (1.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 146 (1.72%) Power BI
11 128 (1.51%) MariaDB
12 119 (1.40%) HBase
13 81 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
14 72 (0.85%) Blockchain
15 70 (0.83%) Hadoop
16 60 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
17 45 (0.53%) Data Lake
18 43 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 41 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
20 37 (0.44%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 1,367 (16.13%) Git (software)
2 558 (6.58%) JIRA
3 524 (6.18%) Jenkins
4 449 (5.30%) webpack
5 363 (4.28%) Cypress.io
6 247 (2.91%) Storybook
7 207 (2.44%) Axure RP
8 161 (1.90%) Selenium
9 150 (1.77%) Mocha
10 149 (1.76%) Gradle
11 139 (1.64%) Cucumber
11 139 (1.64%) GitLab
12 135 (1.59%) Babel
13 128 (1.51%) Protractor
14 125 (1.47%) JUnit
15 122 (1.44%) gulp
16 103 (1.22%) Bitbucket
17 98 (1.16%) Eclipse
18 96 (1.13%) Mockito
19 90 (1.06%) IntelliJ
General
1 2,140 (25.25%) Social Skills
2 1,899 (22.40%) Finance
3 1,028 (12.13%) Marketing
4 847 (9.99%) Analytical Skills
5 490 (5.78%) Retail
6 442 (5.21%) Banking
7 371 (4.38%) Games
8 311 (3.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 297 (3.50%) Law
10 269 (3.17%) Presentation Skills
11 234 (2.76%) Public Sector
12 193 (2.28%) Legal
13 176 (2.08%) Influencing Skills
14 163 (1.92%) Organisational Skills
15 137 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
16 127 (1.50%) Telecoms
17 124 (1.46%) Advertising
18 118 (1.39%) Publishing
19 96 (1.13%) Front Office
20 93 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3,122 (36.83%) Developer
2 1,147 (13.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1,114 (13.14%) Designer
4 848 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 775 (9.14%) UX Designer
6 730 (8.61%) Senior Developer
7 464 (5.47%) React Developer
8 455 (5.37%) Analyst
9 429 (5.06%) Full Stack Developer
10 372 (4.39%) UI Designer
11 322 (3.80%) Senior Front-End Developer
12 308 (3.63%) Product Manager
13 300 (3.54%) UI/UX Designer
14 261 (3.08%) Senior Designer
15 240 (2.83%) Senior Software Engineer
15 240 (2.83%) Web Developer
16 239 (2.82%) Business Analyst
17 231 (2.73%) Lead Developer
18 196 (2.31%) JavaScript Developer
19 195 (2.30%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,845 (33.57%) React
2 2,720 (32.09%) CSS
3 2,572 (30.34%) HTML
4 1,576 (18.59%) Node.js
5 1,329 (15.68%) AngularJS
6 976 (11.51%) HTML5
7 813 (9.59%) Vue.js
8 811 (9.57%) Redux
9 802 (9.46%) REST
10 745 (8.79%) .NET
11 703 (8.29%) CSS3
12 697 (8.22%) RESTful
13 648 (7.65%) Sass
14 633 (7.47%) GraphQL
15 464 (5.47%) Web Services
16 446 (5.26%) Jest
17 399 (4.71%) React Native
18 394 (4.65%) jQuery
19 380 (4.48%) Spring
20 362 (4.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 799 (9.43%) Mobile App
2 424 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
3 279 (3.29%) Virtual Team
4 223 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
5 191 (2.25%) Algorithms
6 182 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 181 (2.14%) Social Media
8 128 (1.51%) Linux Command Line
9 122 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
10 111 (1.31%) Data Structures
11 100 (1.18%) Hedge funds
12 91 (1.07%) Graphic Design
13 88 (1.04%) Blog
14 86 (1.01%) Cloud Native
15 84 (0.99%) Legacy Code
16 72 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 71 (0.84%) Client/Server
18 69 (0.81%) iPhone
19 66 (0.78%) Derivative
20 64 (0.76%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 591 (6.97%) Apple iOS
2 576 (6.80%) Android
3 467 (5.51%) Linux
4 322 (3.80%) Windows
5 209 (2.47%) Unix
6 71 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 69 (0.81%) Windows Server
8 64 (0.76%) Windows Server 2016
9 62 (0.73%) Windows 10
10 41 (0.48%) Windows Server 2019
11 32 (0.38%) CentOS
12 30 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 26 (0.31%) Mac OS X
14 19 (0.22%) VMS
15 18 (0.21%) Ubuntu
16 16 (0.19%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.094%) Windows Server 2008
18 7 (0.083%) Debian
18 7 (0.083%) Fedora
18 7 (0.083%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,040 (47.66%) Agile Software Development
2 1,734 (20.46%) Front End Development
3 1,662 (19.61%) Software Engineering
4 1,472 (17.37%) Full Stack Development
5 1,460 (17.23%) Problem-Solving
6 1,231 (14.52%) Scrum
7 1,123 (13.25%) DevOps
8 1,048 (12.36%) Analytics
9 987 (11.64%) Wireframes
10 895 (10.56%) Test Automation
11 881 (10.39%) Web Development
12 855 (10.09%) Computer Science
13 838 (9.89%) Mentoring
14 809 (9.54%) Microservices
15 793 (9.36%) TDD
16 768 (9.06%) User Research
17 693 (8.18%) E-Commerce
18 648 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
19 643 (7.59%) Prototyping
20 615 (7.26%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3,421 (40.36%) JavaScript
2 1,729 (20.40%) TypeScript
3 1,028 (12.13%) Java
4 1,001 (11.81%) Python
5 936 (11.04%) SQL
6 766 (9.04%) C#
7 582 (6.87%) PHP
8 457 (5.39%) ES6
9 240 (2.83%) Kotlin
10 226 (2.67%) Ruby
11 216 (2.55%) Go
12 192 (2.27%) C
13 171 (2.02%) Apple Swift
14 164 (1.93%) Scala
15 146 (1.72%) Shell Script
16 141 (1.66%) C++
17 136 (1.60%) PowerShell
18 132 (1.56%) Groovy
19 106 (1.25%) ES7
20 100 (1.18%) Elm
Qualifications
1 1,136 (13.40%) Degree
2 346 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 122 (1.44%) Security Cleared
4 118 (1.39%) Master's Degree
5 79 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
6 78 (0.92%) OCP
7 63 (0.74%) SC Cleared
8 48 (0.57%) PMI Certification
9 43 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
9 43 (0.51%) PhD
10 39 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 28 (0.33%) ISTQB
12 27 (0.32%) ISEB
13 22 (0.26%) AWS Certification
14 21 (0.25%) APMP
15 17 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (0.19%) CSPO
16 16 (0.19%) SANS
17 15 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 15 (0.18%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 759 (8.95%) Accessibility
2 624 (7.36%) QA
3 111 (1.31%) WCAG
4 68 (0.80%) GDPR
5 49 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 43 (0.51%) SLA
7 37 (0.44%) PMO
8 34 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 23 (0.27%) WAI
10 13 (0.15%) PCI DSS
10 13 (0.15%) PSD2
11 8 (0.094%) Actionable Recommendations
12 7 (0.083%) ISO 13485
13 2 (0.024%) GRC
13 2 (0.024%) IFRS
13 2 (0.024%) MISRA
13 2 (0.024%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.012%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.012%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.012%) HL7
System Software
1 871 (10.28%) Docker
2 130 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 127 (1.50%) Active Directory
4 88 (1.04%) HDFS
5 27 (0.32%) Firmware
6 22 (0.26%) Hyper-V
7 20 (0.24%) vSphere
8 14 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 9 (0.11%) XenApp
10 8 (0.094%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.083%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (0.059%) Ceph
13 4 (0.047%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.047%) Shibboleth
14 3 (0.035%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.024%) LXC
15 2 (0.024%) Varnish
15 2 (0.024%) Xen
16 1 (0.012%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 607 (7.16%) Kubernetes
2 399 (4.71%) Terraform
3 272 (3.21%) Ansible
4 104 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
5 58 (0.68%) Prometheus
6 52 (0.61%) Grafana
7 40 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
8 34 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
9 32 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
10 28 (0.33%) Kibana
11 27 (0.32%) Bugsnag
11 27 (0.32%) SCCM
12 21 (0.25%) Istio
13 19 (0.22%) Opsgenie
13 19 (0.22%) ZABBIX
14 18 (0.21%) HAProxy
14 18 (0.21%) logstash
14 18 (0.21%) Pingdom
15 17 (0.20%) MIIS
16 15 (0.18%) Graphite
Vendors
1 710 (8.38%) Adobe
2 605 (7.14%) Google
3 455 (5.37%) Microsoft
4 197 (2.32%) Oracle
5 160 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
6 158 (1.86%) VMware
7 154 (1.82%) Apple
8 132 (1.56%) Okta
9 128 (1.51%) SAP
10 105 (1.24%) Red Hat
11 79 (0.93%) Sitecore
12 66 (0.78%) Facebook
13 54 (0.64%) IBM
14 50 (0.59%) Spotify
15 48 (0.57%) Mercator
15 48 (0.57%) Xamarin
16 47 (0.55%) ServiceNow
17 41 (0.48%) WooCommerce
18 38 (0.45%) Dell
19 33 (0.39%) Optimizely