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

UX
UK
6 months to
2 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 46 51 59
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 +7
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 3,809 5,786 7,157
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 5.05% 4.77% 4.76%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.88% 12.37% 12.02%
Number of salaries quoted 3,549 4,956 5,842
Median annual salary £52,500 £53,053 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.04% +1.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
90th Percentile £82,300 £82,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 29,570 46,790 59,543
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.23% 38.58% 39.60%
Number of salaries quoted 21,715 36,411 45,826
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.95%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 +4 3,415 £52,500 -4.55% 847
UK excluding London +16 2,140 £47,500 +5.56% 543
London -6 1,435 £67,500 +3.85% 349
Work from Home +15 775 £50,000 -9.09% 196
North of England +14 572 £45,000 - 173
South East +26 545 £50,000 - 119
Midlands +4 336 £45,000 +5.88% 92
South West +23 319 £50,000 +16.96% 70
North West +1 276 £45,000 - 92
Yorkshire +32 246 £45,000 +4.65% 65
West Midlands -8 210 £45,500 +1.11% 66
Scotland -2 149 £45,000 -5.26% 23
East of England +1 147 £42,500 -5.56% 40
East Midlands +29 126 £43,250 +8.13% 26
North East +7 50 £45,000 - 16
Wales -10 42 £38,000 -15.56% 20
Northern Ireland +9 28 £35,000 - 6
Isle of Man - 11 £42,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 1,908 (50.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1,570 (41.22%) JavaScript
3 1,390 (36.49%) CSS
4 1,378 (36.18%) HTML
5 783 (20.56%) Front End Development
6 692 (18.17%) React
7 588 (15.44%) AngularJS
8 578 (15.17%) Finance
9 575 (15.10%) Scrum
10 552 (14.49%) HTML5
11 508 (13.34%) Node.js
12 483 (12.68%) Git (software)
13 459 (12.05%) .NET
13 459 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
14 457 (12.00%) Wireframes
15 449 (11.79%) Marketing
16 434 (11.39%) TypeScript
17 433 (11.37%) C#
18 410 (10.76%) Azure
19 394 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
20 392 (10.29%) Web Development
21 385 (10.11%) AWS
22 379 (9.95%) Analytics
23 376 (9.87%) Degree
24 374 (9.82%) E-Commerce
25 366 (9.61%) Sass
26 365 (9.58%) Java
27 362 (9.50%) Mobile App
28 360 (9.45%) DevOps
28 360 (9.45%) 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
1 180 (4.73%) CMS
2 85 (2.23%) WordPress
3 81 (2.13%) Confluence
4 56 (1.47%) SharePoint
5 43 (1.13%) Umbraco
6 40 (1.05%) IIS
7 38 (1.00%) Drupal
8 35 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
9 23 (0.60%) Apache
9 23 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
10 19 (0.50%) Headless CMS
10 19 (0.50%) Skype for Business
11 18 (0.47%) EPiServer
11 18 (0.47%) Kentico
12 12 (0.32%) MS Exchange
13 11 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
13 11 (0.29%) nginx
14 9 (0.24%) Apache Spark
15 8 (0.21%) ArcGIS
16 6 (0.16%) Jupyter
Applications
1 294 (7.72%) Sketch
2 227 (5.96%) InVision
3 162 (4.25%) Figma
4 131 (3.44%) Photoshop
5 95 (2.49%) Adobe Illustrator
5 95 (2.49%) Adobe XD
6 69 (1.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 59 (1.55%) Zeplin
8 55 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
9 31 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
10 17 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 17 (0.45%) MS Visio
11 15 (0.39%) UXPin
12 11 (0.29%) InDesign
12 11 (0.29%) Marvel
13 10 (0.26%) SPSS
14 9 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
15 7 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
15 7 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
16 6 (0.16%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 45 (1.18%) Magento
2 29 (0.76%) Shopify
3 22 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 17 (0.45%) nopCommerce
5 10 (0.26%) SAP CRM
6 8 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
7 6 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 5 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
9 4 (0.11%) SAP S/4HANA
9 4 (0.11%) Visualfiles
10 3 (0.079%) Oracle Applications
11 2 (0.053%) NetSuite
11 2 (0.053%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.053%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.053%) SAP Hybris
12 1 (0.026%) BigMachines
12 1 (0.026%) GoldMine
12 1 (0.026%) SAP MDG
12 1 (0.026%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 410 (10.76%) Azure
2 385 (10.11%) AWS
3 295 (7.74%) SaaS
4 112 (2.94%) GCP
5 105 (2.76%) Serverless
6 85 (2.23%) Google Analytics
7 84 (2.21%) GitHub
8 80 (2.10%) Microsoft 365
9 69 (1.81%) npm
10 65 (1.71%) Power Platform
11 57 (1.50%) AWS Lambda
12 42 (1.10%) PaaS
13 40 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 31 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
15 25 (0.66%) Logic Apps
15 25 (0.66%) Slack
16 24 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
17 23 (0.60%) PowerApps
18 21 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
19 20 (0.53%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 63 (1.65%) HTTP
2 38 (1.00%) Internet
3 25 (0.66%) Skype
4 20 (0.53%) DNS
5 18 (0.47%) VoIP
6 17 (0.45%) Unified Communications
7 16 (0.42%) Firewall
8 15 (0.39%) LAN
8 15 (0.39%) WAN
9 13 (0.34%) Intranet
10 12 (0.32%) PBX
10 12 (0.32%) VPN
11 11 (0.29%) DHCP
12 9 (0.24%) Broadband
13 8 (0.21%) SAN
13 8 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (0.18%) RTP
14 7 (0.18%) TCP/IP
14 7 (0.18%) VLAN
14 7 (0.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 183 (4.80%) MySQL
3 115 (3.02%) Relational Database
4 105 (2.76%) MongoDB
5 97 (2.55%) NoSQL
6 94 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
7 81 (2.13%) Big Data
8 54 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
9 47 (1.23%) Power BI
10 33 (0.87%) Tableau
11 25 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 21 (0.55%) SQL Server 2017
13 20 (0.53%) Redis
14 19 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
15 17 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
15 17 (0.45%) SQLite
16 15 (0.39%) Cosmos DB
17 14 (0.37%) Amazon Redshift
17 14 (0.37%) BigQuery
17 14 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 483 (12.68%) Git (software)
2 218 (5.72%) JIRA
3 117 (3.07%) webpack
4 88 (2.31%) Jenkins
5 86 (2.26%) Axure RP
6 80 (2.10%) gulp
7 74 (1.94%) Visual Studio
8 70 (1.84%) Cypress.io
9 64 (1.68%) Selenium
10 51 (1.34%) Grunt
10 51 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
11 37 (0.97%) Babel
12 36 (0.95%) Maven
12 36 (0.95%) Mocha
13 34 (0.89%) Bitbucket
14 32 (0.84%) Balsamiq
14 32 (0.84%) CircleCI
15 23 (0.60%) git-flow
16 22 (0.58%) Jasmine
16 22 (0.58%) Subversion
General
1 578 (15.17%) Finance
2 449 (11.79%) Marketing
3 163 (4.28%) Public Sector
4 153 (4.02%) Retail
5 133 (3.49%) Banking
6 105 (2.76%) Telecoms
7 96 (2.52%) Games
8 74 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 68 (1.79%) Electronics
9 68 (1.79%) Legal
10 44 (1.16%) Law
11 36 (0.95%) Advertising
12 35 (0.92%) Local Government
13 28 (0.74%) Publishing
14 24 (0.63%) Automotive
15 22 (0.58%) Front Office
16 17 (0.45%) Financial Institution
17 15 (0.39%) Investment Banking
18 13 (0.34%) French Language
18 13 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1,730 (45.42%) Developer
2 645 (16.93%) Designer
3 582 (15.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 463 (12.16%) UX Designer
5 370 (9.71%) Senior Developer
6 232 (6.09%) Full Stack Developer
7 219 (5.75%) React Developer
8 202 (5.30%) JavaScript Developer
9 199 (5.22%) UI Designer
10 169 (4.44%) Analyst
11 167 (4.38%) UI/UX Designer
12 142 (3.73%) Senior Front-End Developer
13 137 (3.60%) Product Manager
14 132 (3.47%) Web Developer
15 130 (3.41%) Product Owner
16 129 (3.39%) Software Developer
17 121 (3.18%) Lead Developer
18 113 (2.97%) Software Engineer
19 111 (2.91%) .NET Developer
20 106 (2.78%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,390 (36.49%) CSS
2 1,378 (36.18%) HTML
3 692 (18.17%) React
4 588 (15.44%) AngularJS
5 552 (14.49%) HTML5
6 508 (13.34%) Node.js
7 459 (12.05%) .NET
8 366 (9.61%) Sass
9 342 (8.98%) CSS3
10 329 (8.64%) Vue.js
11 310 (8.14%) REST
12 266 (6.98%) jQuery
13 218 (5.72%) RESTful
14 217 (5.70%) Redux
15 184 (4.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 168 (4.41%) .NET Core
17 153 (4.02%) GraphQL
18 151 (3.96%) Web Services
19 131 (3.44%) LESS
20 121 (3.18%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 394 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 362 (9.50%) Mobile App
3 145 (3.81%) Greenfield Project
4 130 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
5 84 (2.21%) Self-Motivation
6 65 (1.71%) Algorithms
7 62 (1.63%) Graphic Design
8 55 (1.44%) Animation
9 49 (1.29%) Virtual Team
10 41 (1.08%) Social Media
11 40 (1.05%) Client/Server
12 38 (1.00%) EPoS
13 35 (0.92%) NHS
14 33 (0.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 32 (0.84%) Data Structures
16 29 (0.76%) Blog
17 26 (0.68%) Management Information System
18 24 (0.63%) N-Tier
19 22 (0.58%) Hedge funds
19 22 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 219 (5.75%) Apple iOS
2 215 (5.64%) Windows
3 168 (4.41%) Android
4 78 (2.05%) Linux
5 37 (0.97%) Windows Server
6 24 (0.63%) Windows 10
7 21 (0.55%) Unix
8 13 (0.34%) Mac OS
9 11 (0.29%) Windows Server 2016
10 10 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.079%) Debian
12 3 (0.079%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.053%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.053%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.053%) VMS
13 2 (0.053%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.053%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,908 (50.09%) Agile Software Development
2 783 (20.56%) Front End Development
3 575 (15.10%) Scrum
4 459 (12.05%) Problem-Solving
5 457 (12.00%) Wireframes
6 392 (10.29%) Web Development
7 379 (9.95%) Analytics
8 374 (9.82%) E-Commerce
9 360 (9.45%) DevOps
9 360 (9.45%) Prototyping
10 357 (9.37%) Software Engineering
11 312 (8.19%) TDD
12 274 (7.19%) Test Automation
13 266 (6.98%) Fintech
14 262 (6.88%) User Stories
15 261 (6.85%) Microservices
16 245 (6.43%) Mentoring
17 231 (6.06%) Computer Science
17 231 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
18 226 (5.93%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1,570 (41.22%) JavaScript
2 434 (11.39%) TypeScript
3 433 (11.37%) C#
4 365 (9.58%) Java
5 330 (8.66%) SQL
6 233 (6.12%) PHP
7 195 (5.12%) Python
8 160 (4.20%) ES6
9 98 (2.57%) Apple Swift
10 79 (2.07%) Objective-C
11 69 (1.81%) C
12 58 (1.52%) C++
12 58 (1.52%) Kotlin
13 42 (1.10%) Scala
14 36 (0.95%) Ruby
14 36 (0.95%) T-SQL
15 33 (0.87%) PowerShell
16 32 (0.84%) Java 8
17 26 (0.68%) ES7
17 26 (0.68%) Go
Qualifications
1 376 (9.87%) Degree
2 84 (2.21%) Security Cleared
3 76 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 63 (1.65%) SC Cleared
5 35 (0.92%) Master's Degree
6 17 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (0.42%) SANS
8 14 (0.37%) DV Cleared
8 14 (0.37%) PhD
9 12 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 10 (0.26%) MCSA
11 8 (0.21%) CCNA
11 8 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.21%) CSPO
11 8 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.13%) CISSP
12 5 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
13 4 (0.11%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.11%) IIBA
13 4 (0.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 275 (7.22%) QA
2 35 (0.92%) WCAG
3 33 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 24 (0.63%) GDPR
4 24 (0.63%) SLA
5 14 (0.37%) WAI
6 12 (0.32%) COBIT
7 10 (0.26%) PMO
8 9 (0.24%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
10 3 (0.079%) ISO 13485
10 3 (0.079%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.053%) Good Clinical Practice
11 2 (0.053%) MiFID
11 2 (0.053%) NCSC
12 1 (0.026%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.026%) ISO 26262
12 1 (0.026%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 225 (5.91%) Docker
2 44 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (0.26%) Firmware
5 6 (0.16%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.13%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.13%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.053%) HDFS
7 2 (0.053%) vSphere
8 1 (0.026%) LXC
8 1 (0.026%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.026%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.026%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 114 (2.99%) Kubernetes
2 40 (1.05%) Terraform
3 27 (0.71%) Ansible
4 17 (0.45%) SCCM
5 15 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (0.29%) IBM BigFix
7 7 (0.18%) SCOrch
8 6 (0.16%) Consul
8 6 (0.16%) FlexNet
8 6 (0.16%) Packer
9 4 (0.11%) Puppet
10 3 (0.079%) Kibana
11 2 (0.053%) CASB
11 2 (0.053%) Docker Swarm
11 2 (0.053%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.053%) WSUS
12 1 (0.026%) Istio
12 1 (0.026%) MIIS
12 1 (0.026%) Prometheus
12 1 (0.026%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 296 (7.77%) Adobe
2 285 (7.48%) Microsoft
3 152 (3.99%) Google
4 88 (2.31%) SAP
5 60 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
6 51 (1.34%) Apple
6 51 (1.34%) Oracle
7 33 (0.87%) Atlassian
8 32 (0.84%) Sitecore
9 28 (0.74%) ServiceNow
10 27 (0.71%) IBM
11 25 (0.66%) Splunk
12 21 (0.55%) Cisco
13 18 (0.47%) Xamarin
14 17 (0.45%) Charles River
15 15 (0.39%) Siebel
16 14 (0.37%) Pega
16 14 (0.37%) Solace
17 13 (0.34%) Juniper
17 13 (0.34%) VMware