Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 58 54 68
Rank change year-on-year -4 +14 +5
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 6,766 8,080 8,263
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.78% 4.82% 4.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.30% 12.23% 11.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5,186 6,062 6,319
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.72%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,750 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 55,005 66,089 71,206
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.85% 39.40% 40.37%
Number of salaries quoted 41,273 50,598 52,997
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

User Experience
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing User Experience as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing User Experience.

Salary trend for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User Experience over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 -5 6,282 £52,500 +5.00% 1,133
UK excluding London +5 3,676 £45,000 - 779
London 0 2,990 £62,500 +4.17% 415
North of England +15 1,086 £42,500 - 256
South East -27 950 £52,500 +10.53% 164
North West +35 820 £42,500 - 149
Midlands +37 514 £42,120 -0.90% 126
South West -24 382 £45,000 +2.86% 88
West Midlands +53 346 £42,500 - 76
East of England +8 345 £50,000 +5.26% 84
Scotland +26 290 £45,000 - 40
Yorkshire -54 227 £40,000 - 76
East Midlands -1 161 £40,000 -2.44% 50
Wales -7 100 £40,000 -5.88% 17
North East +9 42 £35,000 - 31
Northern Ireland -6 18 £37,500 - 4
Channel Islands - 1 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 3,184 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 2,498 (36.92%) JavaScript
3 2,339 (34.57%) HTML
4 2,337 (34.54%) CSS
5 1,154 (17.06%) AngularJS
6 1,116 (16.49%) Wireframes
7 1,109 (16.39%) Front End Development
8 1,094 (16.17%) Finance
9 1,072 (15.84%) Scrum
10 969 (14.32%) React
11 922 (13.63%) Analytics
12 913 (13.49%) Git (software)
13 869 (12.84%) Degree
14 868 (12.83%) HTML5
15 814 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
16 794 (11.74%) Java
17 779 (11.51%) C#
18 772 (11.41%) Software Engineering
19 740 (10.94%) Marketing
20 712 (10.52%) .NET
21 666 (9.84%) TDD
22 665 (9.83%) Sketch
23 652 (9.64%) Web Development
24 651 (9.62%) E-Commerce
25 649 (9.59%) Node.js
26 629 (9.30%) Adobe
27 624 (9.22%) SQL
28 614 (9.07%) Mobile App
29 613 (9.06%) AWS
30 602 (8.90%) 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
1 366 (5.41%) CMS
2 145 (2.14%) Confluence
3 121 (1.79%) WordPress
4 110 (1.63%) SharePoint
5 79 (1.17%) Umbraco
6 77 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
7 73 (1.08%) Sitecore CMS
8 62 (0.92%) IIS
9 58 (0.86%) Drupal
10 40 (0.59%) Apache
11 33 (0.49%) Tomcat
12 29 (0.43%) Skype for Business
13 26 (0.38%) Apache Spark
14 20 (0.30%) EPiServer
15 19 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 18 (0.27%) Apache Solr
16 18 (0.27%) nginx
17 16 (0.24%) Sitefinity
18 15 (0.22%) SAS
19 13 (0.19%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 665 (9.83%) Sketch
2 418 (6.18%) InVision
3 349 (5.16%) Photoshop
4 263 (3.89%) Adobe Illustrator
5 139 (2.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 122 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
7 118 (1.74%) Adobe XD
8 93 (1.37%) OmniGraffle
9 91 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
10 85 (1.26%) Zeplin
11 73 (1.08%) Figma
12 69 (1.02%) Marvel
13 50 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 46 (0.68%) InDesign
15 40 (0.59%) MS Visio
16 32 (0.47%) Chatbot
17 25 (0.37%) Adobe After Effects
18 22 (0.33%) UXPin
19 20 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
20 19 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 45 (0.67%) Magento
2 34 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
3 21 (0.31%) Shopify
4 14 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 12 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 11 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 10 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
7 10 (0.15%) WebTrends
8 9 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
9 8 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
10 7 (0.10%) SAP Business One
11 6 (0.089%) Maximo
11 6 (0.089%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 5 (0.074%) SessionCam
13 4 (0.059%) Oracle Applications
14 3 (0.044%) NetSuite
14 3 (0.044%) OpenCart
14 3 (0.044%) Oracle ERP
14 3 (0.044%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 613 (9.06%) AWS
2 506 (7.48%) Azure
3 276 (4.08%) SaaS
4 178 (2.63%) GitHub
5 177 (2.62%) Office 365
6 166 (2.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 156 (2.31%) Google Analytics
8 127 (1.88%) GCP
9 124 (1.83%) npm
10 119 (1.76%) Serverless
11 101 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
12 87 (1.29%) PaaS
13 55 (0.81%) IaaS
14 43 (0.64%) Power Platform
15 29 (0.43%) G Suite
16 28 (0.41%) OpenShift
17 27 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
17 27 (0.40%) BrowserStack
17 27 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
17 27 (0.40%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 142 (2.10%) Wireless
2 119 (1.76%) Internet
3 92 (1.36%) HTTP
4 78 (1.15%) Firewall
5 61 (0.90%) Broadband
6 44 (0.65%) Skype
6 44 (0.65%) TCP/IP
7 43 (0.64%) DNS
8 38 (0.56%) Network Security
9 33 (0.49%) Intranet
10 28 (0.41%) SMS
11 27 (0.40%) VPN
12 25 (0.37%) DAB
13 24 (0.35%) Bluetooth
14 21 (0.31%) VLAN
15 20 (0.30%) LAN
15 20 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
16 16 (0.24%) SAN
16 16 (0.24%) WAN
17 15 (0.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 240 (3.55%) MySQL
3 170 (2.51%) Relational Database
4 168 (2.48%) Big Data
5 141 (2.08%) NoSQL
6 101 (1.49%) MongoDB
7 99 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
8 46 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
8 46 (0.68%) Redis
9 41 (0.61%) Power BI
10 40 (0.59%) SAP HANA
11 37 (0.55%) Hadoop
12 36 (0.53%) Blockchain
13 28 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
13 28 (0.41%) Cosmos DB
13 28 (0.41%) GIS
14 27 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
15 24 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
16 22 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 20 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 913 (13.49%) Git (software)
2 399 (5.90%) JIRA
3 282 (4.17%) Axure RP
4 266 (3.93%) webpack
5 237 (3.50%) Jenkins
6 200 (2.96%) Jasmine
7 178 (2.63%) Selenium
8 156 (2.31%) gulp
9 115 (1.70%) Subversion
10 111 (1.64%) Grunt
11 100 (1.48%) Mocha
12 93 (1.37%) Visual Studio
13 91 (1.34%) Karma Test Runner
14 84 (1.24%) Bitbucket
15 81 (1.20%) Balsamiq
16 78 (1.15%) Protractor
17 77 (1.14%) Cucumber
18 70 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
19 58 (0.86%) Maven
20 51 (0.75%) Xcode
General
1 1,094 (16.17%) Finance
2 740 (10.94%) Marketing
3 445 (6.58%) Retail
4 298 (4.40%) Banking
5 280 (4.14%) Telecoms
6 231 (3.41%) Games
7 205 (3.03%) Public Sector
8 138 (2.04%) Advertising
9 116 (1.71%) Manufacturing
10 106 (1.57%) Electronics
11 87 (1.29%) Legal
12 81 (1.20%) Law
13 68 (1.01%) Automotive
14 36 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 32 (0.47%) Publishing
16 31 (0.46%) Front Office
16 31 (0.46%) Local Government
17 21 (0.31%) Investment Banking
18 18 (0.27%) Billing
18 18 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,486 (36.74%) Developer
2 1,249 (18.46%) Designer
3 895 (13.23%) UX Designer
4 877 (12.96%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 512 (7.57%) Analyst
6 482 (7.12%) Senior Developer
7 467 (6.90%) UI Designer
8 361 (5.34%) UI/UX Designer
9 315 (4.66%) Business Analyst
10 305 (4.51%) JavaScript Developer
11 286 (4.23%) Software Engineer
12 259 (3.83%) Web Developer
13 254 (3.75%) React Developer
14 206 (3.04%) C# Developer
15 205 (3.03%) Software Developer
16 203 (3.00%) Architect
17 201 (2.97%) .NET Developer
18 200 (2.96%) Senior Designer
19 188 (2.78%) UI Developer
20 186 (2.75%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,339 (34.57%) HTML
2 2,337 (34.54%) CSS
3 1,154 (17.06%) AngularJS
4 969 (14.32%) React
5 868 (12.83%) HTML5
6 712 (10.52%) .NET
7 649 (9.59%) Node.js
8 601 (8.88%) CSS3
9 577 (8.53%) jQuery
10 521 (7.70%) Sass
11 452 (6.68%) REST
12 407 (6.02%) RESTful
13 376 (5.56%) Vue.js
14 360 (5.32%) ASP.NET
15 310 (4.58%) Redux
16 298 (4.40%) JSON
17 290 (4.29%) Web Services
18 270 (3.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 231 (3.41%) Spring
20 207 (3.06%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 614 (9.07%) Mobile App
2 550 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 227 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
4 187 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
5 176 (2.60%) Algorithms
6 173 (2.56%) Data Structures
7 163 (2.41%) Greenfield Project
7 163 (2.41%) Management Information System
8 138 (2.04%) Social Media
9 127 (1.88%) CCTV
10 81 (1.20%) Graphic Design
11 74 (1.09%) Smartphone
12 73 (1.08%) Virtual Team
13 66 (0.98%) Blog
14 62 (0.92%) Robotics
15 58 (0.86%) Data Centre
16 57 (0.84%) Animation
17 52 (0.77%) Cloud Native
18 50 (0.74%) Hedge funds
19 49 (0.72%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 474 (7.01%) Apple iOS
2 446 (6.59%) Android
3 308 (4.55%) Windows
4 277 (4.09%) Linux
5 108 (1.60%) Windows Server
6 85 (1.26%) Windows 10
7 49 (0.72%) Windows 7
8 47 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 45 (0.67%) Mac OS
10 35 (0.52%) Unix
11 24 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (0.34%) CentOS
13 17 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (0.15%) HPUX
14 10 (0.15%) Solaris
14 10 (0.15%) Ubuntu
14 10 (0.15%) zOS
15 9 (0.13%) Mac OS X
15 9 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.074%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,184 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 1,116 (16.49%) Wireframes
3 1,109 (16.39%) Front End Development
4 1,072 (15.84%) Scrum
5 922 (13.63%) Analytics
6 814 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
7 772 (11.41%) Software Engineering
8 666 (9.84%) TDD
9 652 (9.64%) Web Development
10 651 (9.62%) E-Commerce
11 602 (8.90%) Prototyping
12 586 (8.66%) DevOps
13 540 (7.98%) Test Automation
14 535 (7.91%) Mentoring
15 533 (7.88%) Computer Science
16 473 (6.99%) User Stories
17 462 (6.83%) Continuous Integration
18 451 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
19 445 (6.58%) MVC
20 425 (6.28%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2,498 (36.92%) JavaScript
2 794 (11.74%) Java
3 779 (11.51%) C#
4 624 (9.22%) SQL
5 424 (6.27%) Python
6 391 (5.78%) TypeScript
7 388 (5.73%) PHP
8 359 (5.31%) ES6
9 185 (2.73%) C++
10 155 (2.29%) Apple Swift
11 108 (1.60%) Ruby
12 90 (1.33%) Objective-C
12 90 (1.33%) PowerShell
13 86 (1.27%) C
14 82 (1.21%) Java 8
15 80 (1.18%) Go
16 70 (1.03%) Bash Shell
17 65 (0.96%) R
18 63 (0.93%) T-SQL
19 62 (0.92%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 869 (12.84%) Degree
2 209 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 83 (1.23%) Security Cleared
4 45 (0.67%) HNC
4 45 (0.67%) SC Cleared
5 43 (0.64%) HND
6 42 (0.62%) ISTQB
7 41 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
8 39 (0.58%) CCNA
9 38 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 37 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 37 (0.55%) Master's Degree
11 36 (0.53%) ISEB
12 25 (0.37%) DV Cleared
12 25 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 25 (0.37%) SAP Certification
13 22 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (0.28%) CISSP
15 17 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 15 (0.22%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 421 (6.22%) QA
2 92 (1.36%) SLA
3 50 (0.74%) GDPR
4 41 (0.61%) WAI
5 36 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 25 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 22 (0.33%) PMO
8 20 (0.30%) WCAG
9 13 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
10 7 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
11 6 (0.089%) HIPAA
11 6 (0.089%) TickIT
12 5 (0.074%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.059%) HL7
13 4 (0.059%) NEBOSH
14 3 (0.044%) ISO 26262
14 3 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 3 (0.044%) Section 508
15 2 (0.030%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 314 (4.64%) Docker
2 115 (1.70%) Active Directory
3 52 (0.77%) Hyper-V
4 50 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (0.43%) Firmware
6 23 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (0.21%) XenApp
7 14 (0.21%) XenDesktop
8 13 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.10%) vSphere
11 6 (0.089%) IAG
11 6 (0.089%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.074%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.074%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.074%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.030%) HDFS
13 2 (0.030%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.015%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.015%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 167 (2.47%) Kubernetes
2 59 (0.87%) Terraform
3 52 (0.77%) Ansible
4 47 (0.69%) SCCM
5 35 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
6 33 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
7 30 (0.44%) Puppet
8 27 (0.40%) Microsoft Intune
9 23 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
10 12 (0.18%) Jamf Pro
11 11 (0.16%) Matomo
12 9 (0.13%) AirWatch
13 8 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (0.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 7 (0.10%) Grafana
14 7 (0.10%) ZABBIX
15 6 (0.089%) SCOM
16 5 (0.074%) Salt
16 5 (0.074%) TeamSite
16 5 (0.074%) WSUS
Vendors
1 629 (9.30%) Adobe
2 556 (8.22%) Microsoft
3 324 (4.79%) Google
4 180 (2.66%) SAP
5 95 (1.40%) Oracle
6 82 (1.21%) Apple
7 77 (1.14%) Sitecore
8 74 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
9 64 (0.95%) VMware
10 55 (0.81%) ServiceNow
11 51 (0.75%) Xamarin
12 44 (0.65%) Facebook
13 43 (0.64%) Citrix
14 42 (0.62%) Cisco
15 38 (0.56%) Genesys
15 38 (0.56%) Red Hat
15 38 (0.56%) WorldPay
16 37 (0.55%) Hotjar
17 35 (0.52%) HP
18 33 (0.49%) IBM