Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 51 58
Rank change year-on-year +12 +7 -1
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 7,299 3,401 6,964
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.46% 5.00% 4.86%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 16.48% 14.08% 13.83%
Number of salaries quoted 3,790 2,666 5,432
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £53,006 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.76% +0.96% +5.00%
75th Percentile £73,750 £70,454 £70,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £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 44,279 24,150 50,358
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.19% 35.52% 35.14%
Number of salaries quoted 26,832 19,216 38,504
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £53,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +3.77% +0.95%
75th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £72,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £96,875 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +13 6,684 £55,000 - 1,000
London +17 3,937 £67,500 +3.85% 417
UK excluding London +6 2,899 £50,000 +11.11% 630
Work from Home 0 1,500 £55,000 +4.76% 228
South East +40 1,064 £52,500 -4.55% 128
North of England -21 604 £47,500 +5.56% 230
South West +38 503 £50,000 +11.11% 69
Midlands -32 304 £45,000 +5.88% 102
Yorkshire -3 291 £47,500 +18.75% 65
North West -37 264 £50,000 +5.26% 140
West Midlands -49 183 £45,500 +1.11% 64
Scotland -22 167 £46,850 +7.09% 37
East of England -21 166 £50,500 +6.32% 47
East Midlands -10 114 £44,969 +12.42% 37
Wales -33 57 £44,489 +7.20% 12
North East +3 49 £45,000 +7.78% 25
Northern Ireland +2 43 £38,000 -7.88% 5
Isle of Man -7 7 - -

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 3,481 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 3,050 (41.79%) JavaScript
3 2,541 (34.81%) CSS
4 2,418 (33.13%) React
5 2,356 (32.28%) HTML
6 1,750 (23.98%) Social Skills
7 1,574 (21.56%) Finance
8 1,512 (20.72%) TypeScript
9 1,489 (20.40%) Front End Development
10 1,335 (18.29%) Node.js
11 1,311 (17.96%) AngularJS
12 1,305 (17.88%) Software Engineering
13 1,279 (17.52%) Git (software)
14 1,246 (17.07%) Problem-Solving
15 1,240 (16.99%) Full Stack Development
16 1,084 (14.85%) Scrum
17 1,074 (14.71%) AWS
18 947 (12.97%) DevOps
18 947 (12.97%) Degree
19 896 (12.28%) Marketing
20 894 (12.25%) HTML5
21 864 (11.84%) Wireframes
22 828 (11.34%) Vue.js
23 822 (11.26%) Java
24 809 (11.08%) Analytics
25 798 (10.93%) SQL
26 784 (10.74%) Azure
27 770 (10.55%) Docker
28 753 (10.32%) Microservices
29 742 (10.17%) Python

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
1 417 (5.71%) CMS
2 229 (3.14%) Elasticsearch
3 199 (2.73%) WordPress
4 193 (2.64%) Confluence
5 184 (2.52%) Apache
6 176 (2.41%) Apache Spark
7 83 (1.14%) GemFire
8 76 (1.04%) SharePoint
9 60 (0.82%) Drupal
10 52 (0.71%) IIS
10 52 (0.71%) Umbraco
11 50 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
11 50 (0.69%) Headless CMS
12 40 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
13 37 (0.51%) nginx
14 34 (0.47%) IBM Domino
15 31 (0.42%) Kentico
16 24 (0.33%) Skype for Business
17 20 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 18 (0.25%) EPiServer
Applications
1 460 (6.30%) Sketch
2 404 (5.54%) Figma
3 298 (4.08%) InVision
4 169 (2.32%) Photoshop
5 134 (1.84%) Adobe Illustrator
6 129 (1.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 90 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
8 87 (1.19%) Adobe XD
9 64 (0.88%) Zeplin
10 59 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
11 51 (0.70%) OmniGraffle
12 47 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 39 (0.53%) Marvel
14 34 (0.47%) GIMP
15 32 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
16 30 (0.41%) InDesign
17 26 (0.36%) Adobe After Effects
18 25 (0.34%) UXPin
19 22 (0.30%) UserZoom
20 21 (0.29%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 80 (1.10%) Magento
2 75 (1.03%) Shopify
3 28 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
5 15 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
6 10 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
6 10 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
7 8 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
7 8 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
8 6 (0.082%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 6 (0.082%) Sage 200
8 6 (0.082%) SAP Hybris
9 5 (0.069%) Summit
9 5 (0.069%) WebTrends
10 4 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.055%) NetSuite
10 4 (0.055%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.055%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 4 (0.055%) Relativity
11 3 (0.041%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1,074 (14.71%) AWS
2 784 (10.74%) Azure
3 578 (7.92%) SaaS
4 403 (5.52%) GitHub
5 395 (5.41%) GCP
6 321 (4.40%) Serverless
7 242 (3.32%) npm
8 156 (2.14%) Google Analytics
9 125 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
9 125 (1.71%) PaaS
10 120 (1.64%) Microsoft 365
11 117 (1.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 115 (1.58%) Power Platform
13 105 (1.44%) Amazon S3
14 100 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
15 95 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
16 87 (1.19%) Amazon Kinesis
17 85 (1.16%) Heroku
18 84 (1.15%) Firebase
19 75 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 138 (1.89%) Internet
2 109 (1.49%) HTTP
3 94 (1.29%) Broadband
4 89 (1.22%) DNS
5 47 (0.64%) VPN
6 45 (0.62%) Firewall
7 29 (0.40%) TCP/IP
8 28 (0.38%) Skype
9 26 (0.36%) SSL
10 25 (0.34%) WAN
11 22 (0.30%) DHCP
12 20 (0.27%) LAN
13 16 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (0.21%) Intranet
15 12 (0.16%) Network Security
16 11 (0.15%) VoIP
17 10 (0.14%) MQTT
17 10 (0.14%) Wireless
18 9 (0.12%) VLAN
19 8 (0.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 469 (6.43%) PostgreSQL
2 382 (5.23%) NoSQL
3 373 (5.11%) MongoDB
4 364 (4.99%) MySQL
5 291 (3.99%) SQL Server
6 285 (3.90%) Big Data
7 250 (3.43%) Relational Database
8 238 (3.26%) Redis
9 131 (1.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 119 (1.63%) MariaDB
11 106 (1.45%) HBase
12 97 (1.33%) Power BI
13 56 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
14 50 (0.69%) Hadoop
15 49 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
16 41 (0.56%) Data Lake
17 40 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 36 (0.49%) Oracle Database
19 34 (0.47%) Tableau
20 30 (0.41%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1,279 (17.52%) Git (software)
2 530 (7.26%) JIRA
3 402 (5.51%) webpack
4 384 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 306 (4.19%) Cypress.io
6 195 (2.67%) Storybook
7 177 (2.42%) Axure RP
8 141 (1.93%) Protractor
9 139 (1.90%) Babel
9 139 (1.90%) gulp
10 133 (1.82%) Gradle
11 123 (1.69%) Cucumber
12 115 (1.58%) Visual Studio
13 109 (1.49%) GitLab
13 109 (1.49%) Selenium
14 108 (1.48%) JUnit
15 93 (1.27%) Eclipse
16 91 (1.25%) CircleCI
17 88 (1.21%) Mocha
17 88 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1,750 (23.98%) Social Skills
2 1,574 (21.56%) Finance
3 896 (12.28%) Marketing
4 650 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
5 465 (6.37%) Retail
6 431 (5.90%) Banking
7 341 (4.67%) Games
8 263 (3.60%) Law
9 243 (3.33%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 240 (3.29%) Public Sector
11 213 (2.92%) Legal
12 211 (2.89%) Presentation Skills
13 163 (2.23%) Organisational Skills
14 148 (2.03%) Influencing Skills
15 131 (1.79%) Telecoms
16 87 (1.19%) Publishing
17 83 (1.14%) Advertising
17 83 (1.14%) Manufacturing
18 70 (0.96%) Electronics
19 69 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2,810 (38.50%) Developer
2 1,029 (14.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 984 (13.48%) Designer
4 706 (9.67%) Senior Developer
5 679 (9.30%) UX Designer
6 621 (8.51%) Software Engineer
7 410 (5.62%) Full Stack Developer
8 391 (5.36%) React Developer
9 299 (4.10%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 292 (4.00%) Product Manager
11 288 (3.95%) UI Designer
12 278 (3.81%) Analyst
13 239 (3.27%) Senior Designer
14 232 (3.18%) UI/UX Designer
15 220 (3.01%) JavaScript Developer
16 214 (2.93%) Lead Developer
17 197 (2.70%) Senior Software Engineer
18 184 (2.52%) Architect
19 183 (2.51%) Web Developer
20 182 (2.49%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,541 (34.81%) CSS
2 2,418 (33.13%) React
3 2,356 (32.28%) HTML
4 1,335 (18.29%) Node.js
5 1,311 (17.96%) AngularJS
6 894 (12.25%) HTML5
7 828 (11.34%) Vue.js
8 718 (9.84%) REST
9 697 (9.55%) .NET
10 671 (9.19%) Redux
11 636 (8.71%) RESTful
12 628 (8.60%) CSS3
13 615 (8.43%) Sass
14 563 (7.71%) GraphQL
15 412 (5.64%) React Native
16 399 (5.47%) Web Services
17 382 (5.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 381 (5.22%) Jest
19 378 (5.18%) jQuery
20 312 (4.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 693 (9.49%) Mobile App
2 372 (5.10%) Self-Motivation
3 200 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
4 188 (2.58%) Algorithms
5 169 (2.32%) Virtual Team
6 125 (1.71%) Social Media
7 112 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 109 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
9 100 (1.37%) Data Structures
10 99 (1.36%) Client/Server
11 89 (1.22%) Blog
11 89 (1.22%) Management Information System
12 73 (1.00%) Cloud Native
13 67 (0.92%) Graphic Design
14 63 (0.86%) Animation
15 57 (0.78%) Video\Live Streaming
16 54 (0.74%) iPhone
17 53 (0.73%) Hedge funds
18 52 (0.71%) NHS
19 47 (0.64%) Legacy Code
Operating Systems
1 489 (6.70%) Apple iOS
2 480 (6.58%) Android
3 354 (4.85%) Linux
4 263 (3.60%) Windows
5 152 (2.08%) Unix
6 39 (0.53%) Windows Server
7 38 (0.52%) Windows 10
8 33 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (0.42%) Windows Server 2019
10 25 (0.34%) CentOS
10 25 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
11 20 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (0.27%) VMS
12 11 (0.15%) Ubuntu
13 10 (0.14%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.11%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.096%) SUSE
16 5 (0.069%) Fedora
16 5 (0.069%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.055%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,481 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1,489 (20.40%) Front End Development
3 1,305 (17.88%) Software Engineering
4 1,246 (17.07%) Problem-Solving
5 1,240 (16.99%) Full Stack Development
6 1,084 (14.85%) Scrum
7 947 (12.97%) DevOps
8 864 (11.84%) Wireframes
9 809 (11.08%) Analytics
10 753 (10.32%) Microservices
11 739 (10.12%) Web Development
12 731 (10.02%) Mentoring
13 720 (9.86%) TDD
14 717 (9.82%) Test Automation
15 690 (9.45%) User Research
16 675 (9.25%) Computer Science
17 673 (9.22%) E-Commerce
18 593 (8.12%) Prototyping
19 534 (7.32%) Fintech
20 533 (7.30%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 3,050 (41.79%) JavaScript
2 1,512 (20.72%) TypeScript
3 822 (11.26%) Java
4 798 (10.93%) SQL
5 742 (10.17%) Python
6 647 (8.86%) C#
7 452 (6.19%) PHP
8 439 (6.01%) ES6
9 201 (2.75%) Ruby
10 187 (2.56%) Kotlin
11 157 (2.15%) Apple Swift
12 154 (2.11%) Scala
13 152 (2.08%) Go
14 120 (1.64%) C
15 116 (1.59%) Groovy
16 93 (1.27%) Elm
17 82 (1.12%) PowerShell
18 80 (1.10%) ES7
19 79 (1.08%) Shell Script
19 79 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 947 (12.97%) Degree
2 256 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 101 (1.38%) Master's Degree
4 97 (1.33%) Security Cleared
5 71 (0.97%) OCP
5 71 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
6 44 (0.60%) PhD
6 44 (0.60%) SC Cleared
7 43 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
8 41 (0.56%) PMI Certification
9 28 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 25 (0.34%) SANS
11 19 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 18 (0.25%) AWS Certification
13 17 (0.23%) DV Cleared
14 16 (0.22%) APMP
15 14 (0.19%) ISTQB
15 14 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
16 13 (0.18%) ISEB
16 13 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 654 (8.96%) Accessibility
2 471 (6.45%) QA
3 94 (1.29%) WCAG
4 68 (0.93%) GDPR
5 35 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 31 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 30 (0.41%) PMO
8 24 (0.33%) SLA
9 16 (0.22%) WAI
10 14 (0.19%) Actionable Recommendations
11 9 (0.12%) PSD2
12 8 (0.11%) COBIT
13 5 (0.069%) ISO 13485
14 2 (0.027%) Def Stans
14 2 (0.027%) Good Clinical Practice
14 2 (0.027%) MiFID
14 2 (0.027%) MISRA
14 2 (0.027%) PCI DSS
15 1 (0.014%) HIPAA
15 1 (0.014%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 770 (10.55%) Docker
2 95 (1.30%) Active Directory
3 93 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 81 (1.11%) HDFS
5 27 (0.37%) Firmware
6 12 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 12 (0.16%) vSphere
7 8 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.096%) Ceph
9 6 (0.082%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.069%) XenApp
11 4 (0.055%) LXC
11 4 (0.055%) Shibboleth
11 4 (0.055%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.041%) Varnish
12 3 (0.041%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.027%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.014%) IAG
14 1 (0.014%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.014%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 491 (6.73%) Kubernetes
2 274 (3.75%) Terraform
3 205 (2.81%) Ansible
4 87 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
6 37 (0.51%) Prometheus
7 35 (0.48%) Microsoft Intune
8 26 (0.36%) Bugsnag
9 25 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
10 21 (0.29%) Istio
11 18 (0.25%) Grafana
12 15 (0.21%) yum
13 12 (0.16%) Graphite
13 12 (0.16%) Kibana
13 12 (0.16%) linkerd
13 12 (0.16%) SCCM
14 11 (0.15%) Active Directory Federation Services
15 8 (0.11%) Consul
15 8 (0.11%) FlexNet
15 8 (0.11%) Rancher
Vendors
1 530 (7.26%) Adobe
2 461 (6.32%) Google
3 411 (5.63%) Microsoft
4 131 (1.79%) Oracle
4 131 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
5 124 (1.70%) Apple
6 121 (1.66%) VMware
7 105 (1.44%) Okta
8 104 (1.42%) SAP
9 61 (0.84%) IBM
10 56 (0.77%) Sitecore
11 48 (0.66%) Spotify
12 42 (0.58%) Mercator
12 42 (0.58%) Red Hat
13 41 (0.56%) Instagram
14 36 (0.49%) Facebook
15 35 (0.48%) Atlassian
16 30 (0.41%) Dell
16 30 (0.41%) Sage
17 28 (0.38%) Xamarin