Period
to

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 20 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 35 46 53
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7 +9
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 13,372 5,064 4,746
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 8.21% 5.57% 5.03%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 18.12% 14.57% 14.03%
Number of salaries quoted 4,294 3,354 3,755
10th Percentile £37,500 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,531 £41,250 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £76,250 £70,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £48,600 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.02% +8.00% -

User Experience is in the General and Transferable 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 Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 73,805 34,760 33,826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 45.34% 38.25% 35.88%
Number of salaries quoted 32,696 23,500 26,657
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.83% +4.55% +1.85%
75th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% +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 20 May 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 20 May 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 +9 10,942 £60,000 +9.09% 690
London +20 7,411 £67,500 - 349
Work from Home +13 6,465 £60,000 +14.29% 312
UK excluding London +1 3,757 £52,500 +8.02% 369
South East +6 1,201 £59,500 +13.33% 80
North of England -1 894 £47,500 - 117
Midlands +22 502 £50,000 +11.11% 45
South West -1 498 £52,500 +5.00% 60
North West +2 491 £52,500 +10.53% 69
East of England +1 328 £54,750 +9.50% 34
Yorkshire -7 326 £45,000 -5.26% 34
West Midlands +3 324 £50,000 +9.89% 28
Scotland -13 259 £58,500 +30.00% 28
East Midlands +16 170 £50,000 +25.00% 17
Wales +10 110 £52,500 +45.83% 4
North East +12 77 £37,000 -17.78% 14
Northern Ireland -30 17 £47,500 +18.75% 2

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 6,865 (51.34%) Agile
2 5,733 (42.87%) UX Design
3 4,572 (34.19%) JavaScript
4 4,074 (30.47%) React
5 3,618 (27.06%) Social Skills
6 3,374 (25.23%) CSS
7 3,334 (24.93%) HTML
8 3,132 (23.42%) Finance
9 2,837 (21.22%) TypeScript
10 2,795 (20.90%) Software Engineering
11 2,503 (18.72%) Problem-Solving
12 2,361 (17.66%) Node.js
13 2,336 (17.47%) Full Stack Development
14 2,215 (16.56%) AWS
15 2,169 (16.22%) Front End Development
16 2,108 (15.76%) Wireframes
17 2,035 (15.22%) Git (software)
18 1,961 (14.66%) Degree
19 1,927 (14.41%) Analytics
20 1,895 (14.17%) Prototyping
21 1,888 (14.12%) Scrum
22 1,877 (14.04%) DevOps
23 1,853 (13.86%) Figma
24 1,838 (13.75%) Marketing
25 1,799 (13.45%) CI/CD
26 1,785 (13.35%) User Research
27 1,754 (13.12%) Mentoring
28 1,610 (12.04%) Azure
29 1,570 (11.74%) Test Automation
30 1,542 (11.53%) AngularJS

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
1 620 (4.64%) CMS
2 482 (3.60%) Confluence
3 306 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
4 232 (1.73%) WordPress
5 193 (1.44%) Apache
6 148 (1.11%) SharePoint
7 124 (0.93%) Umbraco
8 116 (0.87%) nginx
9 105 (0.79%) Drupal
10 100 (0.75%) IIS
11 86 (0.64%) Headless CMS
12 71 (0.53%) Ethereum
13 49 (0.37%) Apache Airflow
14 41 (0.31%) Apache Spark
15 39 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 37 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
17 29 (0.22%) EPiServer
18 27 (0.20%) Luigi
19 22 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
20 21 (0.16%) Tornado
Applications
1 1,367 (10.22%) Sketch
2 681 (5.09%) InVision
3 464 (3.47%) Adobe XD
4 427 (3.19%) Photoshop
5 421 (3.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 309 (2.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 224 (1.68%) Zeplin
8 149 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
9 142 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
10 111 (0.83%) Adobe After Effects
10 111 (0.83%) InDesign
11 97 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 84 (0.63%) Marvel
13 76 (0.57%) Chatbot
14 59 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
15 52 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
16 45 (0.34%) Campfire
17 39 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
18 35 (0.26%) Adobe Premiere
18 35 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 106 (0.79%) Shopify
2 91 (0.68%) Magento
3 42 (0.31%) Distributed Ledger
4 37 (0.28%) WebTrends
5 36 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 35 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
7 16 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
7 16 (0.12%) SessionCam
8 14 (0.10%) Odoo
9 13 (0.097%) SAP S/4HANA
10 9 (0.067%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 9 (0.067%) Sentinel
11 6 (0.045%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (0.037%) NetSuite
13 4 (0.030%) Dynamics NAV
14 3 (0.022%) Oracle BPM
14 3 (0.022%) Summit
14 3 (0.022%) Workday HCM
15 2 (0.015%) Adobe Campaign
15 2 (0.015%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 2,215 (16.56%) AWS
2 1,853 (13.86%) Figma
3 1,610 (12.04%) Azure
4 1,211 (9.06%) SaaS
5 850 (6.36%) GCP
6 841 (6.29%) Serverless
7 763 (5.71%) GitHub
8 379 (2.83%) Google Analytics
9 373 (2.79%) npm
10 359 (2.68%) AWS Lambda
11 266 (1.99%) Firebase
12 239 (1.79%) Microsoft 365
13 236 (1.76%) Miro
14 230 (1.72%) PaaS
15 228 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
16 220 (1.65%) Slack
17 213 (1.59%) Power Platform
18 182 (1.36%) Amazon S3
19 165 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
20 131 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 394 (2.95%) Internet
2 173 (1.29%) Broadband
3 158 (1.18%) HTTP
4 70 (0.52%) VoIP
5 69 (0.52%) WAN
6 68 (0.51%) DNS
7 65 (0.49%) MQTT
8 57 (0.43%) TCP/IP
9 51 (0.38%) Firewall
10 47 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
11 46 (0.34%) LAN
12 42 (0.31%) DHCP
13 39 (0.29%) Bluetooth
14 37 (0.28%) 5G
14 37 (0.28%) Network Security
14 37 (0.28%) Wireless
15 34 (0.25%) VPN
16 30 (0.22%) VLAN
17 25 (0.19%) PPP
17 25 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 837 (6.26%) PostgreSQL
2 602 (4.50%) MySQL
3 521 (3.90%) NoSQL
4 520 (3.89%) MongoDB
5 482 (3.60%) Relational Database
6 465 (3.48%) SQL Server
7 280 (2.09%) Redis
8 199 (1.49%) Big Data
9 196 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 170 (1.27%) Power BI
11 167 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
12 139 (1.04%) Tableau
13 124 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
14 104 (0.78%) BigQuery
15 73 (0.55%) RDBMS
16 61 (0.46%) GIS
17 59 (0.44%) Mixpanel
18 48 (0.36%) Looker
19 37 (0.28%) MariaDB
19 37 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2,035 (15.22%) Git (software)
2 1,118 (8.36%) JIRA
3 667 (4.99%) Cypress.io
4 600 (4.49%) Jenkins
5 591 (4.42%) webpack
6 324 (2.42%) Axure RP
7 322 (2.41%) Selenium
8 304 (2.27%) GitLab
9 193 (1.44%) Bitbucket
10 187 (1.40%) Storybook
11 180 (1.35%) Mocha
12 165 (1.23%) Jasmine
13 162 (1.21%) TeamCity
14 156 (1.17%) CircleCI
15 140 (1.05%) Cucumber
16 133 (0.99%) Gradle
17 132 (0.99%) Visual Studio
18 129 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
19 128 (0.96%) gulp
20 124 (0.93%) Postman
General
1 3,618 (27.06%) Social Skills
2 3,132 (23.42%) Finance
3 1,838 (13.75%) Marketing
4 1,452 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
5 1,051 (7.86%) Retail
6 960 (7.18%) Games
7 871 (6.51%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 654 (4.89%) Banking
9 537 (4.02%) Public Sector
10 442 (3.31%) Legal
11 423 (3.16%) Presentation Skills
12 386 (2.89%) Organisational Skills
13 313 (2.34%) Manufacturing
14 281 (2.10%) Telecoms
15 258 (1.93%) Publishing
16 229 (1.71%) Influencing Skills
17 203 (1.52%) Automotive
18 193 (1.44%) Law
19 184 (1.38%) Advertising
20 180 (1.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4,211 (31.49%) Developer
2 2,466 (18.44%) Designer
3 1,483 (11.09%) Software Engineer
4 1,393 (10.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1,321 (9.88%) UX Designer
6 1,259 (9.42%) Senior Developer
7 776 (5.80%) Senior Designer
8 753 (5.63%) Full Stack Developer
9 751 (5.62%) UI Designer
10 671 (5.02%) Product Manager
11 652 (4.88%) Analyst
12 607 (4.54%) UI/UX Designer
13 556 (4.16%) Senior Software Engineer
14 442 (3.31%) Senior Front-End Developer
15 412 (3.08%) React Developer
16 375 (2.80%) Senior UX Designer
17 328 (2.45%) Business Analyst
18 312 (2.33%) Lead Developer
19 298 (2.23%) Architect
20 282 (2.11%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,074 (30.47%) React
2 3,374 (25.23%) CSS
3 3,334 (24.93%) HTML
4 2,361 (17.66%) Node.js
5 1,542 (11.53%) AngularJS
6 1,321 (9.88%) HTML5
7 1,210 (9.05%) REST
8 1,187 (8.88%) .NET
9 1,152 (8.62%) Sass
10 994 (7.43%) RESTful
11 990 (7.40%) GraphQL
12 947 (7.08%) Vue.js
13 898 (6.72%) CSS3
14 887 (6.63%) Redux
15 806 (6.03%) Jest
16 666 (4.98%) React Native
17 663 (4.96%) jQuery
18 509 (3.81%) Web Services
19 501 (3.75%) JSON
20 448 (3.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1,492 (11.16%) Mobile App
2 684 (5.12%) Self-Motivation
3 680 (5.09%) Virtual Team
4 388 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
5 352 (2.63%) Algorithms
6 279 (2.09%) Social Media
7 260 (1.94%) Data Structures
7 260 (1.94%) Graphic Design
8 258 (1.93%) Blockchain
9 248 (1.85%) Blog
10 229 (1.71%) Management Information System
11 210 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
12 168 (1.26%) Public Cloud
13 167 (1.25%) Legacy Systems
14 165 (1.23%) NHS
15 149 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 147 (1.10%) Animation
17 141 (1.05%) Cloud Native
18 117 (0.87%) Derivative
19 115 (0.86%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 1,075 (8.04%) Android
2 997 (7.46%) Apple iOS
3 630 (4.71%) Windows
4 614 (4.59%) Linux
5 153 (1.14%) Unix
6 81 (0.61%) Windows Server
7 76 (0.57%) Windows 10
7 76 (0.57%) Windows Server 2016
8 69 (0.52%) VMS
9 68 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 54 (0.40%) Mac OS
11 48 (0.36%) Mac OS X
12 33 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
13 32 (0.24%) CentOS
14 23 (0.17%) Debian
15 22 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
16 19 (0.14%) Ubuntu
17 15 (0.11%) Windows Phone
18 10 (0.075%) Windows Server 2008
19 8 (0.060%) Alpine Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6,865 (51.34%) Agile
2 5,733 (42.87%) UX Design
3 2,795 (20.90%) Software Engineering
4 2,503 (18.72%) Problem-Solving
5 2,336 (17.47%) Full Stack Development
6 2,169 (16.22%) Front End Development
7 2,108 (15.76%) Wireframes
8 1,927 (14.41%) Analytics
9 1,895 (14.17%) Prototyping
10 1,888 (14.12%) Scrum
11 1,877 (14.04%) DevOps
12 1,799 (13.45%) CI/CD
13 1,785 (13.35%) User Research
14 1,754 (13.12%) Mentoring
15 1,570 (11.74%) Test Automation
16 1,331 (9.95%) Computer Science
17 1,178 (8.81%) UX Research
18 1,159 (8.67%) Microservices
19 1,119 (8.37%) Product Strategy
20 1,080 (8.08%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 4,572 (34.19%) JavaScript
2 2,837 (21.22%) TypeScript
3 1,438 (10.75%) Java
4 1,436 (10.74%) Python
5 1,435 (10.73%) C#
6 1,313 (9.82%) SQL
7 586 (4.38%) PHP
8 546 (4.08%) ES6
9 469 (3.51%) Kotlin
10 383 (2.86%) Ruby
11 306 (2.29%) Go
12 288 (2.15%) PowerShell
13 287 (2.15%) Apple Swift
14 267 (2.00%) C++
15 251 (1.88%) C
16 182 (1.36%) Rust
17 154 (1.15%) Objective-C
18 136 (1.02%) ES7
19 132 (0.99%) Bash
20 88 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1,961 (14.66%) Degree
2 681 (5.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 259 (1.94%) Master's Degree
4 234 (1.75%) Security Cleared
5 165 (1.23%) ISTQB
6 125 (0.93%) SC Cleared
7 121 (0.90%) ISEB
8 91 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 88 (0.66%) PhD
10 68 (0.51%) DBS Check
10 68 (0.51%) PMI Certification
11 48 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
11 48 (0.36%) MBA
12 45 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
13 41 (0.31%) AWS Certification
14 34 (0.25%) CSPO
15 31 (0.23%) Postgraduate
16 30 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
17 25 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
17 25 (0.19%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,453 (10.87%) QA
2 1,278 (9.56%) Accessibility
3 172 (1.29%) WCAG
4 126 (0.94%) GDPR
5 90 (0.67%) Data Quality
6 69 (0.52%) SLA
7 44 (0.33%) GRC
8 31 (0.23%) IEC 62304
9 28 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 21 (0.16%) IEC 61508
10 21 (0.16%) ISO 26262
11 20 (0.15%) HIPAA
12 18 (0.13%) PSD2
13 17 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
14 14 (0.10%) PCI DSS
15 11 (0.082%) COBIT
15 11 (0.082%) PMO
15 11 (0.082%) WAI
16 10 (0.075%) ISO 13485
17 8 (0.060%) EMIR
System Software
1 1,341 (10.03%) Docker
2 130 (0.97%) Active Directory
3 60 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (0.25%) Firmware
5 31 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
7 17 (0.13%) Hyper-V
8 16 (0.12%) vSphere
8 16 (0.12%) XenDesktop
9 15 (0.11%) VirtualBox
10 14 (0.10%) XenApp
11 10 (0.075%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.067%) Ceph
12 9 (0.067%) KVM
13 7 (0.052%) ISA Server
13 7 (0.052%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.045%) GridGain
14 6 (0.045%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.037%) LXC
15 5 (0.037%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 932 (6.97%) Kubernetes
2 730 (5.46%) Terraform
3 132 (0.99%) Ansible
4 76 (0.57%) Kibana
5 67 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 65 (0.49%) SCCM
7 53 (0.40%) Grafana
8 50 (0.37%) Bugsnag
9 36 (0.27%) Puppet
10 31 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
11 30 (0.22%) Prometheus
12 29 (0.22%) Pingdom
12 29 (0.22%) ZABBIX
13 28 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
13 28 (0.21%) HAProxy
13 28 (0.21%) logstash
13 28 (0.21%) MIIS
13 28 (0.21%) Opsgenie
14 26 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
15 25 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1,325 (9.91%) Adobe
2 1,290 (9.65%) Google
3 836 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 375 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
5 330 (2.47%) Apple
6 231 (1.73%) Oracle
7 106 (0.79%) SAP
8 95 (0.71%) Red Hat
9 85 (0.64%) Hotjar
10 82 (0.61%) Atlassian
11 80 (0.60%) New Relic
12 77 (0.58%) Spotify
13 72 (0.54%) NEC
14 71 (0.53%) VMware
15 70 (0.52%) Facebook
16 63 (0.47%) IBM
17 60 (0.45%) Cadence
18 57 (0.43%) Splunk
19 56 (0.42%) Sitecore
20 52 (0.39%) Cisco