Period
to 16 June 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 16 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 58 68
Rank change year-on-year +2 +10 +3
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 6,832 8,323 7,517
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.76% 4.84% 4.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.13% 12.45% 11.16%
Number of salaries quoted 5,225 6,303 5,957
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £29,335
90th Percentile £85,000 £78,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -

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 56,329 66,861 67,373
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.23% 38.91% 39.18%
Number of salaries quoted 42,114 51,606 53,365
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
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 16 June 2019.

Salary histogram for User Experience in the UK

User Experience
Top 16 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 16 June 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 -1 6,360 £52,500 +5.00% 674
UK excluding London -2 3,554 £45,000 - 442
London +4 3,178 £62,500 +4.17% 266
North of England +16 1,014 £40,000 - 147
South East -32 933 £50,000 +11.11% 117
North West +39 716 £42,000 +5.00% 101
Midlands +22 471 £41,500 +3.75% 57
South West -21 409 £40,329 -15.10% 49
East of England +11 344 £50,000 - 39
West Midlands +6 299 £42,500 - 33
Scotland +11 279 £45,000 +5.88% 23
Yorkshire -38 259 £39,750 -0.63% 33
East Midlands +9 165 £40,000 +6.67% 24
Wales +8 99 £40,000 -11.11% 11
North East -8 42 £35,000 -12.50% 13
Northern Ireland -11 18 £37,500 -3.23%

For the 6 months to 16 June 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 3,353 (49.08%) Agile Software Development
2 2,502 (36.62%) JavaScript
3 2,375 (34.76%) HTML
4 2,295 (33.59%) CSS
5 1,188 (17.39%) Front End Development
6 1,152 (16.86%) Wireframes
7 1,133 (16.58%) Scrum
8 1,113 (16.29%) AngularJS
9 1,071 (15.68%) Finance
10 1,000 (14.64%) React
11 930 (13.61%) Analytics
12 913 (13.36%) Degree
13 896 (13.11%) Java
14 882 (12.91%) Git (software)
15 864 (12.65%) HTML5
16 844 (12.35%) Software Engineering
17 810 (11.86%) C#
18 786 (11.50%) E-Commerce
19 775 (11.34%) Marketing
20 760 (11.12%) Problem-Solving
21 756 (11.07%) TDD
22 746 (10.92%) .NET
23 717 (10.49%) Adobe
24 707 (10.35%) Amazon AWS
25 678 (9.92%) Sketch
26 672 (9.84%) Web Development
27 671 (9.82%) Node.js
28 627 (9.18%) Mobile App
29 608 (8.90%) CSS3
30 607 (8.88%) SQL

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
1 397 (5.81%) CMS
2 202 (2.96%) Confluence
3 139 (2.03%) WordPress
4 105 (1.54%) SharePoint
5 96 (1.41%) Umbraco
6 80 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
7 55 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
8 53 (0.78%) IIS
9 52 (0.76%) Drupal
10 39 (0.57%) Apache Spark
10 39 (0.57%) Tomcat
11 31 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 29 (0.42%) EPiServer
13 28 (0.41%) Apache
14 26 (0.38%) Skype for Business
15 20 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
15 20 (0.29%) MS Exchange
15 20 (0.29%) Sitefinity
16 17 (0.25%) Mule
16 17 (0.25%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 678 (9.92%) Sketch
2 443 (6.48%) Photoshop
3 429 (6.28%) InVision
4 328 (4.80%) Adobe Illustrator
5 170 (2.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 131 (1.92%) Adobe XD
7 107 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
8 87 (1.27%) Marvel
9 77 (1.13%) OmniGraffle
10 76 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
11 66 (0.97%) Chatbot
12 62 (0.91%) Zeplin
13 52 (0.76%) MS Visio
14 47 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 46 (0.67%) InDesign
16 37 (0.54%) Figma
17 22 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
18 17 (0.25%) Fireworks
19 15 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
19 15 (0.22%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 73 (1.07%) Magento
2 32 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
3 27 (0.40%) Shopify
4 26 (0.38%) WebTrends
5 17 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
6 13 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
7 11 (0.16%) SAP Business One
7 11 (0.16%) SAP ERP
8 10 (0.15%) SAP CRM
8 10 (0.15%) SAP PP
9 7 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
9 7 (0.10%) SAP EWM
9 7 (0.10%) SessionCam
10 6 (0.088%) iTrent
10 6 (0.088%) Maximo
10 6 (0.088%) Unit4 Business World
11 5 (0.073%) Payment Gateway
12 4 (0.059%) NetSuite
12 4 (0.059%) SAP SD
13 3 (0.044%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 707 (10.35%) Amazon AWS
2 549 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 314 (4.60%) SaaS
4 182 (2.66%) Google Cloud Platform
5 177 (2.59%) GitHub
6 156 (2.28%) Office 365
7 155 (2.27%) Google Analytics
8 153 (2.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 146 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
10 112 (1.64%) PaaS
11 100 (1.46%) Serverless
12 95 (1.39%) npm
13 58 (0.85%) IaaS
14 48 (0.70%) Power Platform
15 39 (0.57%) Slack
16 36 (0.53%) OpenShift
17 33 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
17 33 (0.48%) Google Tag Manager
18 31 (0.45%) Amazon S3
19 30 (0.44%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 116 (1.70%) Broadband
2 97 (1.42%) Internet
3 81 (1.19%) HTTP
4 58 (0.85%) Wireless
5 53 (0.78%) Skype
6 43 (0.63%) Intranet
7 33 (0.48%) Wi-Fi
8 30 (0.44%) Firewall
9 29 (0.42%) DNS
10 28 (0.41%) Bluetooth
11 27 (0.40%) TCP/IP
12 21 (0.31%) VoIP
13 17 (0.25%) DAB
13 17 (0.25%) Network Security
14 16 (0.23%) SSH
15 15 (0.22%) DHCP
15 15 (0.22%) VPN
16 14 (0.20%) SSL
16 14 (0.20%) VLAN
17 13 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 411 (6.02%) SQL Server
2 255 (3.73%) MySQL
3 181 (2.65%) Big Data
4 173 (2.53%) Relational Database
5 158 (2.31%) NoSQL
6 114 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
7 108 (1.58%) MongoDB
8 64 (0.94%) Hadoop
9 55 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
9 55 (0.81%) Redis
10 49 (0.72%) SAP HANA
11 46 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
12 37 (0.54%) Blockchain
13 36 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 35 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
15 33 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
16 32 (0.47%) RDBMS
17 30 (0.44%) Power BI
18 26 (0.38%) Data Lake
19 25 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 882 (12.91%) Git (software)
2 454 (6.65%) JIRA
3 335 (4.90%) Axure RP
4 262 (3.83%) webpack
5 233 (3.41%) Jenkins
6 161 (2.36%) Selenium
7 156 (2.28%) Jasmine
8 146 (2.14%) gulp
9 143 (2.09%) Subversion
10 127 (1.86%) Visual Studio
11 122 (1.79%) Balsamiq
12 118 (1.73%) Cucumber
13 102 (1.49%) Grunt
14 96 (1.41%) Mocha
15 95 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
16 79 (1.16%) Bitbucket
17 71 (1.04%) Maven
18 66 (0.97%) Karma Test Runner
18 66 (0.97%) Xcode
19 52 (0.76%) Protractor
General
1 1,071 (15.68%) Finance
2 775 (11.34%) Marketing
3 534 (7.82%) Retail
4 279 (4.08%) Banking
5 232 (3.40%) Games
6 187 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 154 (2.25%) Advertising
8 105 (1.54%) Manufacturing
9 93 (1.36%) Electronics
10 88 (1.29%) Legal
11 75 (1.10%) Publishing
12 72 (1.05%) Law
13 67 (0.98%) Automotive
14 43 (0.63%) Financial Institution
15 30 (0.44%) Front Office
16 22 (0.32%) Back Office
17 21 (0.31%) Investment Banking
18 19 (0.28%) Retail Banking
19 17 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
20 14 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2,538 (37.15%) Developer
2 1,383 (20.24%) Designer
3 982 (14.37%) UX Designer
4 894 (13.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 549 (8.04%) Analyst
6 506 (7.41%) Senior Developer
7 464 (6.79%) UI Designer
8 332 (4.86%) Business Analyst
9 327 (4.79%) UI/UX Designer
10 300 (4.39%) Senior Designer
11 298 (4.36%) Software Engineer
12 290 (4.24%) Web Developer
13 280 (4.10%) JavaScript Developer
14 273 (4.00%) Architect
15 267 (3.91%) C# Developer
16 229 (3.35%) Senior UX Designer
17 217 (3.18%) .NET Developer
18 212 (3.10%) Software Developer
19 207 (3.03%) React Developer
20 194 (2.84%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,375 (34.76%) HTML
2 2,295 (33.59%) CSS
3 1,113 (16.29%) AngularJS
4 1,000 (14.64%) React
5 864 (12.65%) HTML5
6 746 (10.92%) .NET
7 671 (9.82%) Node.js
8 608 (8.90%) CSS3
9 525 (7.68%) jQuery
10 489 (7.16%) Sass
11 470 (6.88%) RESTful
12 399 (5.84%) ASP.NET
13 376 (5.50%) REST
14 350 (5.12%) Redux
15 305 (4.46%) Vue.js
16 286 (4.19%) Web Services
17 277 (4.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 245 (3.59%) JSON
19 238 (3.48%) Spring
20 223 (3.26%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 627 (9.18%) Mobile App
2 559 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
3 233 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
4 212 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
5 192 (2.81%) Data Structures
6 183 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
7 154 (2.25%) Algorithms
8 126 (1.84%) Graphic Design
9 121 (1.77%) Social Media
10 98 (1.43%) Management Information System
11 81 (1.19%) Virtual Team
12 75 (1.10%) Animation
12 75 (1.10%) Robotics
13 62 (0.91%) Blog
14 48 (0.70%) iPad
15 46 (0.67%) Hedge funds
16 43 (0.63%) Cloud Native
17 42 (0.61%) Internet of Things
18 41 (0.60%) Derivative
19 37 (0.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 473 (6.92%) Apple iOS
2 437 (6.40%) Android
3 320 (4.68%) Linux
4 255 (3.73%) Windows
5 98 (1.43%) Windows Server
6 56 (0.82%) Windows 10
7 30 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (0.41%) Mac OS
9 26 (0.38%) Windows 7
10 24 (0.35%) Unix
11 19 (0.28%) Mac OS X
12 12 (0.18%) CentOS
13 11 (0.16%) Ubuntu
13 11 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 5 (0.073%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.059%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (0.059%) watchOS
15 4 (0.059%) zOS
16 3 (0.044%) Embedded Linux
16 3 (0.044%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,353 (49.08%) Agile Software Development
2 1,188 (17.39%) Front End Development
3 1,152 (16.86%) Wireframes
4 1,133 (16.58%) Scrum
5 930 (13.61%) Analytics
6 844 (12.35%) Software Engineering
7 786 (11.50%) E-Commerce
8 760 (11.12%) Problem-Solving
9 756 (11.07%) TDD
10 672 (9.84%) Web Development
11 605 (8.86%) Prototyping
12 563 (8.24%) DevOps
13 561 (8.21%) Computer Science
14 549 (8.04%) Mentoring
15 532 (7.79%) Test Automation
16 506 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
17 477 (6.98%) Responsive Web Design
18 465 (6.81%) SDLC
19 462 (6.76%) MVC
20 424 (6.21%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2,502 (36.62%) JavaScript
2 896 (13.11%) Java
3 810 (11.86%) C#
4 607 (8.88%) SQL
5 476 (6.97%) Python
6 443 (6.48%) PHP
7 436 (6.38%) ES6
8 370 (5.42%) TypeScript
9 202 (2.96%) Apple Swift
10 175 (2.56%) C++
11 153 (2.24%) Ruby
12 107 (1.57%) Objective-C
13 102 (1.49%) C
14 95 (1.39%) Java 8
15 85 (1.24%) Go
16 78 (1.14%) PowerShell
17 71 (1.04%) Bash Shell
18 57 (0.83%) Kotlin
19 55 (0.81%) Scala
20 48 (0.70%) R
Qualifications
1 913 (13.36%) Degree
2 225 (3.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 86 (1.26%) Security Cleared
4 49 (0.72%) SC Cleared
5 42 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 39 (0.57%) ISTQB
7 38 (0.56%) ISEB
8 36 (0.53%) Master's Degree
9 25 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 24 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
12 21 (0.31%) CCNA
12 21 (0.31%) DV Cleared
13 18 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 17 (0.25%) PMI Certification
15 16 (0.23%) SAP Certification
16 15 (0.22%) HNC
17 14 (0.20%) MCSA
17 14 (0.20%) MCSE
17 14 (0.20%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 451 (6.60%) QA
2 72 (1.05%) SLA
3 52 (0.76%) GDPR
4 47 (0.69%) Data Quality
5 39 (0.57%) WAI
6 19 (0.28%) PMO
7 14 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 12 (0.18%) WCAG
9 10 (0.15%) PCI DSS
10 6 (0.088%) HIPAA
11 5 (0.073%) Actionable Recommendations
11 5 (0.073%) MiFID
11 5 (0.073%) NEBOSH
11 5 (0.073%) TickIT
12 4 (0.059%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.044%) ISO 26262
13 3 (0.044%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 2 (0.029%) NIST
14 2 (0.029%) NIST 800
System Software
1 377 (5.52%) Docker
2 125 (1.83%) Active Directory
3 36 (0.53%) Hyper-V
4 33 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (0.18%) XenApp
6 12 (0.18%) XenDesktop
7 10 (0.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (0.13%) Firmware
9 6 (0.088%) BitLocker
9 6 (0.088%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.073%) DFS Replication
10 5 (0.073%) HDFS
11 4 (0.059%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.044%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.044%) vSphere
13 2 (0.029%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.029%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.029%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.015%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 189 (2.77%) Kubernetes
2 65 (0.95%) Terraform
3 64 (0.94%) Ansible
4 50 (0.73%) Puppet
5 45 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
6 32 (0.47%) SCCM
7 25 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
8 19 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
9 14 (0.20%) Rancher
10 8 (0.12%) Consul
10 8 (0.12%) Plesk
10 8 (0.12%) SCOM
10 8 (0.12%) SCOrch
10 8 (0.12%) SCVMM
11 7 (0.10%) Mesos
11 7 (0.10%) WSUS
12 6 (0.088%) AirWatch
12 6 (0.088%) Jamf Pro
12 6 (0.088%) Marathon
12 6 (0.088%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 717 (10.49%) Adobe
2 517 (7.57%) Microsoft
3 365 (5.34%) Google
4 206 (3.02%) SAP
5 113 (1.65%) Oracle
6 99 (1.45%) Sitecore
7 88 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
8 63 (0.92%) Apple
9 61 (0.89%) Xamarin
10 58 (0.85%) VMware
11 47 (0.69%) Tableau
12 40 (0.59%) Citrix
12 40 (0.59%) hybris
13 37 (0.54%) Splunk
14 35 (0.51%) Hotjar
15 33 (0.48%) Cisco
16 32 (0.47%) Red Hat
16 32 (0.47%) WorldPay
17 31 (0.45%) ServiceNow
18 29 (0.42%) Zend