Period
to 20 April 2018

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 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 69 73
Rank change year-on-year +4 +4 +12
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 8,100 7,131 8,036
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.56% 4.13% 3.93%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.69% 9.75% 8.94%
Number of salaries quoted 6,310 5,789 6,728
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.90%

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 75,758 73,134 89,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.68% 42.39% 43.94%
Number of salaries quoted 59,722 59,501 72,576
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £48,570
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -2.20% +7.93%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35% +6.25%

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 20 April 2018.

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 20 April 2018. 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 7,658 £50,000 +5.26% 1,424
UK excluding London +11 4,311 £44,000 +10.00% 902
London 0 3,667 £57,500 +4.55% 583
South East +22 1,308 £45,000 +5.88% 235
North of England +4 1,000 £40,000 +6.67% 251
South West +15 608 £50,000 +33.33% 116
Midlands +15 557 £37,500 -6.25% 129
North West -14 510 £40,000 - 129
East of England +38 507 £47,500 +5.56% 109
Yorkshire +33 432 £38,000 +8.57% 97
West Midlands +40 385 £39,500 -1.25% 62
Scotland +4 270 £45,000 +12.50% 44
East Midlands -18 172 £35,000 -6.67% 66
Wales +24 126 £42,500 -5.56% 12
North East -35 58 £35,000 +27.27% 25
Northern Ireland -15 4 £40,000 +14.29% 6

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, 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 3,980 (49.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3,343 (41.27%) JavaScript
3 3,182 (39.28%) HTML
4 3,060 (37.78%) CSS
5 1,563 (19.30%) AngularJS
6 1,476 (18.22%) HTML5
7 1,423 (17.57%) Front End Development
8 1,272 (15.70%) Scrum
9 1,232 (15.21%) Java
10 1,223 (15.10%) Finance
11 1,222 (15.09%) jQuery
12 1,207 (14.90%) Web Development
13 1,185 (14.63%) Degree
13 1,185 (14.63%) Wireframes
14 1,147 (14.16%) Git (software)
15 1,119 (13.81%) C#
16 1,073 (13.25%) CSS3
17 1,064 (13.14%) SQL
18 1,063 (13.12%) TDD
19 1,057 (13.05%) React
20 1,050 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
21 1,036 (12.79%) .NET
22 984 (12.15%) Software Engineering
23 908 (11.21%) Mobile App
24 877 (10.83%) Analytics
25 872 (10.77%) E-Commerce
26 856 (10.57%) MVC
27 832 (10.27%) Adobe
28 799 (9.86%) Node.js
29 785 (9.69%) Marketing

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
1 447 (5.52%) CMS
2 194 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 161 (1.99%) WordPress
4 127 (1.57%) Confluence
5 102 (1.26%) Tomcat
6 101 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
7 93 (1.15%) Apache
8 81 (1.00%) Umbraco
9 78 (0.96%) Apache Spark
10 70 (0.86%) Drupal
11 69 (0.85%) EPiServer
12 65 (0.80%) IIS
13 62 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
14 53 (0.65%) Marvel
15 46 (0.57%) nginx
16 40 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
17 34 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
18 33 (0.41%) Mule
18 33 (0.41%) WebSphere
19 29 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 613 (7.57%) Photoshop
2 477 (5.89%) Adobe Illustrator
3 310 (3.83%) InVision
4 282 (3.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 184 (2.27%) OmniGraffle
6 143 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
7 99 (1.22%) InDesign
8 81 (1.00%) UXPin
9 71 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
10 49 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 48 (0.59%) Adobe After Effects
12 35 (0.43%) InfoPath
13 31 (0.38%) MS Visio
14 22 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
14 22 (0.27%) Chatbot
15 19 (0.23%) Fireworks
16 17 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
17 16 (0.20%) GIMP
18 11 (0.14%) Pixate
19 9 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 105 (1.30%) Magento
2 74 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 31 (0.38%) Eloqua
4 25 (0.31%) Payment Gateway
5 12 (0.15%) NetSuite
6 11 (0.14%) Shopify
7 9 (0.11%) OpenCart
7 9 (0.11%) SAP MM
8 8 (0.099%) CiviCRM
8 8 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.099%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.099%) Elite 3E
8 8 (0.099%) Maximo
8 8 (0.099%) osCommerce
8 8 (0.099%) SAP Hybris
8 8 (0.099%) WebTrends
9 7 (0.086%) SAP S/4HANA
10 6 (0.074%) Sage X3
11 5 (0.062%) Distributed Ledger
12 4 (0.049%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 625 (7.72%) Amazon AWS
2 528 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 298 (3.68%) SaaS
4 254 (3.14%) Office 365
5 225 (2.78%) npm
6 200 (2.47%) GitHub
7 170 (2.10%) Google Analytics
8 166 (2.05%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 122 (1.51%) IaaS
10 118 (1.46%) PaaS
11 73 (0.90%) Adobe Analytics
12 61 (0.75%) Slack
13 58 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
14 51 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
14 51 (0.63%) Serverless
15 37 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
16 35 (0.43%) AdWords
16 35 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
17 30 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
17 30 (0.37%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 180 (2.22%) HTTP
2 165 (2.04%) Wireless
3 163 (2.01%) Internet
4 80 (0.99%) Firewall
5 69 (0.85%) DNS
6 51 (0.63%) Remote Desktop
7 37 (0.46%) SMS
8 35 (0.43%) SSL
9 33 (0.41%) TCP/IP
10 32 (0.40%) SAN
11 29 (0.36%) VPN
12 27 (0.33%) Intranet
13 26 (0.32%) Cisco ISE
13 26 (0.32%) Skype
14 25 (0.31%) Broadband
15 24 (0.30%) VoIP
16 22 (0.27%) DHCP
17 20 (0.25%) DAB
18 19 (0.23%) Network Security
19 18 (0.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 586 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 401 (4.95%) Big Data
3 340 (4.20%) MySQL
4 320 (3.95%) NoSQL
5 261 (3.22%) MongoDB
6 171 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
7 117 (1.44%) Relational Database
8 108 (1.33%) Hadoop
9 98 (1.21%) Data Warehouse
10 71 (0.88%) Power BI
11 56 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 54 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
12 54 (0.67%) Blockchain
13 53 (0.65%) Cosmos DB
14 48 (0.59%) Spotfire
14 48 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 47 (0.58%) Redis
16 44 (0.54%) Apache Hive
17 41 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
18 40 (0.49%) Impala
Development Applications
1 1,147 (14.16%) Git (software)
2 577 (7.12%) JIRA
3 442 (5.46%) Axure RP
4 356 (4.40%) gulp
5 312 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 298 (3.68%) Selenium
7 293 (3.62%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 278 (3.43%) Visual Studio
9 267 (3.30%) Grunt
9 267 (3.30%) webpack
10 243 (3.00%) Subversion
11 201 (2.48%) Bitbucket
12 189 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
13 182 (2.25%) Jasmine
14 156 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 154 (1.90%) JUnit
16 145 (1.79%) Mocha
17 135 (1.67%) TeamCity
18 134 (1.65%) Calabash
19 132 (1.63%) Gradle
General
1 1,223 (15.10%) Finance
2 785 (9.69%) Marketing
3 618 (7.63%) Retail
4 367 (4.53%) Games
5 337 (4.16%) Advertising
6 285 (3.52%) Banking
7 199 (2.46%) Electronics
8 126 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 108 (1.33%) Manufacturing
10 97 (1.20%) Law
11 77 (0.95%) Legal
12 57 (0.70%) Publishing
13 53 (0.65%) Front Office
14 52 (0.64%) Automotive
15 50 (0.62%) Investment Banking
16 49 (0.60%) Back Office
17 45 (0.56%) Financial Institution
18 33 (0.41%) Multimedia
19 31 (0.38%) Retail Banking
20 25 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,566 (44.02%) Developer
2 1,495 (18.46%) Designer
3 1,148 (14.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1,021 (12.60%) UX Designer
5 546 (6.74%) Senior Developer
6 532 (6.57%) JavaScript Developer
7 506 (6.25%) Analyst
8 468 (5.78%) UI Designer
9 430 (5.31%) Web Developer
10 363 (4.48%) .NET Developer
11 335 (4.14%) UI/UX Designer
12 332 (4.10%) C# Developer
13 311 (3.84%) Senior Designer
14 301 (3.72%) Software Engineer
15 270 (3.33%) Full Stack Developer
16 262 (3.23%) Product Manager
17 258 (3.19%) HTML Developer
18 246 (3.04%) Business Analyst
18 246 (3.04%) Java Developer
19 238 (2.94%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,182 (39.28%) HTML
2 3,060 (37.78%) CSS
3 1,563 (19.30%) AngularJS
4 1,476 (18.22%) HTML5
5 1,222 (15.09%) jQuery
6 1,073 (13.25%) CSS3
7 1,057 (13.05%) React
8 1,036 (12.79%) .NET
9 799 (9.86%) Node.js
10 744 (9.19%) Sass
11 591 (7.30%) REST
12 580 (7.16%) ASP.NET
13 559 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 549 (6.78%) Web Services
15 481 (5.94%) RESTful
16 377 (4.65%) LESS
17 338 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
18 332 (4.10%) JSON
19 285 (3.52%) Vue (Vue.js)
20 282 (3.48%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 908 (11.21%) Mobile App
2 636 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
3 517 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 347 (4.28%) Fintech
5 325 (4.01%) Greenfield Project
6 270 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
7 237 (2.93%) Enterprise Software
8 192 (2.37%) Graphic Design
9 150 (1.85%) Social Media
10 145 (1.79%) Algorithms
11 117 (1.44%) Data Structures
12 110 (1.36%) Management Information System
13 89 (1.10%) Smartphone
14 70 (0.86%) Animation
15 65 (0.80%) Virtual Team
16 62 (0.77%) NHS
17 59 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
18 45 (0.56%) iPhone
19 43 (0.53%) Cloud Native
19 43 (0.53%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 695 (8.58%) Android
2 683 (8.43%) Apple iOS
3 519 (6.41%) Linux
4 386 (4.77%) Windows
5 88 (1.09%) Windows 10
6 84 (1.04%) Unix
7 71 (0.88%) Windows Server
8 52 (0.64%) Windows 7
9 34 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (0.23%) Mac OS X
11 16 (0.20%) Mac OS
12 14 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (0.15%) Solaris
14 11 (0.14%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.12%) Nucleus RTOS
16 9 (0.11%) Debian
17 8 (0.099%) Windows Mobile
18 5 (0.062%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.062%) Windows Phone
18 5 (0.062%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,980 (49.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1,423 (17.57%) Front End Development
3 1,272 (15.70%) Scrum
4 1,207 (14.90%) Web Development
5 1,185 (14.63%) Wireframes
6 1,063 (13.12%) TDD
7 1,050 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
8 984 (12.15%) Software Engineering
9 877 (10.83%) Analytics
10 872 (10.77%) E-Commerce
11 856 (10.57%) MVC
12 705 (8.70%) Test Automation
13 648 (8.00%) Prototyping
14 636 (7.85%) BDD
15 621 (7.67%) Responsive Web Design
16 553 (6.83%) Continuous Integration
16 553 (6.83%) DevOps
17 502 (6.20%) Mentoring
18 497 (6.14%) SDLC
19 494 (6.10%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3,343 (41.27%) JavaScript
2 1,232 (15.21%) Java
3 1,119 (13.81%) C#
4 1,064 (13.14%) SQL
5 685 (8.46%) PHP
6 540 (6.67%) Python
7 303 (3.74%) C++
8 298 (3.68%) ES6
9 271 (3.35%) Ruby
10 264 (3.26%) Objective-C
11 240 (2.96%) Apple Swift
12 204 (2.52%) TypeScript
13 146 (1.80%) Scala
14 137 (1.69%) C
15 120 (1.48%) PowerShell
16 112 (1.38%) T-SQL
17 85 (1.05%) Java 8
18 61 (0.75%) R
19 59 (0.73%) Perl
20 57 (0.70%) Go
Qualifications
1 1,185 (14.63%) Degree
2 216 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 112 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 109 (1.35%) Security Cleared
5 62 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
6 50 (0.62%) ISTQB
7 49 (0.60%) ISEB
8 45 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (0.52%) Master's Degree
9 42 (0.52%) MCSE
10 39 (0.48%) SAFe Agilist
11 33 (0.41%) CCNA
11 33 (0.41%) MCSA
12 31 (0.38%) PhD
13 30 (0.37%) SC Cleared
14 28 (0.35%) CCNP
15 27 (0.33%) MCSD
16 25 (0.31%) MCAD
16 25 (0.31%) MCPD
16 25 (0.31%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 556 (6.86%) QA
2 106 (1.31%) SLA
3 48 (0.59%) WCAG
4 30 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 24 (0.30%) PMO
6 19 (0.23%) GDPR
6 19 (0.23%) PSD2
7 12 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 10 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.074%) COSHH
10 5 (0.062%) GCP
10 5 (0.062%) GMP
11 4 (0.049%) WAI
12 3 (0.037%) Actionable Recommendations
12 3 (0.037%) Disclosure Scotland
13 1 (0.012%) MiFID
13 1 (0.012%) P3O
13 1 (0.012%) PMBOK
13 1 (0.012%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.012%) TickIT
System Software
1 243 (3.00%) Docker
2 172 (2.12%) Active Directory
3 137 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 67 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 61 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
5 61 (0.75%) XenDesktop
6 54 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
7 49 (0.60%) XenApp
8 36 (0.44%) Hyper-V
9 27 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (0.31%) BitLocker
11 18 (0.22%) Terminal Services
12 16 (0.20%) Apache Flume
13 11 (0.14%) vSphere
14 10 (0.12%) Firmware
15 6 (0.074%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.074%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.074%) VMware NSX
16 4 (0.049%) Varnish
17 3 (0.037%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 94 (1.16%) HockeyApp
2 76 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 70 (0.86%) SCCM
4 54 (0.67%) SCOrch
5 48 (0.59%) SCVMM
6 47 (0.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 47 (0.58%) SCDPM
6 47 (0.58%) SCSM
7 43 (0.53%) Puppet
8 40 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
9 38 (0.47%) Ansible
10 36 (0.44%) Kubernetes
11 29 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
12 28 (0.35%) Terraform
13 17 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
14 16 (0.20%) Marathon
15 14 (0.17%) vCenter Server
15 14 (0.17%) WSUS
16 13 (0.16%) SCOM
17 11 (0.14%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 832 (10.27%) Adobe
2 683 (8.43%) Microsoft
3 520 (6.42%) Google
4 191 (2.36%) Oracle
5 188 (2.32%) Apple
6 183 (2.26%) Atlassian
7 151 (1.86%) VMware
8 125 (1.54%) Xamarin
9 110 (1.36%) Sitecore
10 106 (1.31%) Capita
11 103 (1.27%) Tableau
12 99 (1.22%) Twitter
13 98 (1.21%) SAP
14 89 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
15 84 (1.04%) Citrix
16 64 (0.79%) Cisco
17 49 (0.60%) Alias
18 47 (0.58%) Splunk
19 40 (0.49%) IBM
19 40 (0.49%) Zend