Period
to 25 January 2020

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 25 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 60 66
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 +5
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 5,812 7,023 7,822
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.65% 4.63% 4.49%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 12.08% 11.69% 11.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4,598 5,301 6,156
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,500 £77,500
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 48,116 60,069 67,538
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.52% 39.58% 38.79%
Number of salaries quoted 36,925 45,610 52,185
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 25 January 2020.

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 25 January 2020. 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 5,391 £55,000 +4.76% 1,265
UK excluding London +1 2,999 £45,000 - 885
London +5 2,699 £62,500 - 480
South East -22 779 £50,000 +5.26% 175
North of England +11 761 £45,000 +6.10% 272
Midlands +56 515 £42,500 -5.56% 129
North West +24 490 £47,500 +8.81% 177
West Midlands +68 384 £45,000 +2.27% 80
East of England +18 341 £47,500 -5.00% 86
South West -30 295 £45,000 - 123
Scotland +22 206 £47,500 +2.15% 71
Yorkshire -18 205 £44,000 +11.27% 65
East Midlands -2 127 £42,500 -5.56% 49
Wales +6 94 £38,735 +3.29% 24
North East +23 66 £40,000 +14.29% 30
Northern Ireland -5 30 £35,000 -6.67% 5
Channel Islands +4 1 £75,000 +76.47%

For the 6 months to 25 January 2020, 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 2,607 (44.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2,247 (38.66%) JavaScript
3 2,027 (34.88%) CSS
4 2,006 (34.51%) HTML
5 1,027 (17.67%) Finance
6 1,022 (17.58%) Front End Development
7 983 (16.91%) AngularJS
8 928 (15.97%) React
9 892 (15.35%) Scrum
10 796 (13.70%) Git (software)
11 764 (13.15%) Problem-Solving
12 759 (13.06%) Degree
13 749 (12.89%) Wireframes
14 742 (12.77%) HTML5
15 734 (12.63%) C#
16 721 (12.41%) .NET
17 662 (11.39%) Web Development
18 642 (11.05%) SQL
19 635 (10.93%) Software Engineering
20 621 (10.68%) Node.js
21 614 (10.56%) Java
22 608 (10.46%) Analytics
23 570 (9.81%) Marketing
24 566 (9.74%) Mobile App
25 529 (9.10%) Microsoft
26 512 (8.81%) User Stories
27 511 (8.79%) Adobe
28 506 (8.71%) Sketch
29 505 (8.69%) E-Commerce
30 500 (8.60%) CSS3

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
1 233 (4.01%) CMS
2 113 (1.94%) WordPress
3 99 (1.70%) Confluence
4 73 (1.26%) SharePoint
5 56 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
6 51 (0.88%) IIS
7 45 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
8 42 (0.72%) Umbraco
9 36 (0.62%) Skype for Business
10 34 (0.58%) Tomcat
11 33 (0.57%) Drupal
12 31 (0.53%) Apache
13 29 (0.50%) Cloud Foundry
14 28 (0.48%) WebSphere
15 25 (0.43%) Apache Spark
16 22 (0.38%) SAS
17 19 (0.33%) ArcGIS
18 18 (0.31%) EPiServer
19 17 (0.29%) nginx
20 14 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 506 (8.71%) Sketch
2 317 (5.45%) InVision
3 244 (4.20%) Photoshop
4 186 (3.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 134 (2.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 105 (1.81%) Microsoft Office
7 95 (1.63%) Adobe XD
8 90 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
9 86 (1.48%) Figma
10 55 (0.95%) Zeplin
11 48 (0.83%) OmniGraffle
12 46 (0.79%) MS Visio
13 37 (0.64%) Marvel
14 35 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 33 (0.57%) InDesign
16 24 (0.41%) Chatbot
16 24 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
17 23 (0.40%) Adobe After Effects
18 17 (0.29%) UXPin
19 16 (0.28%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 70 (1.20%) Magento
2 40 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
3 24 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 19 (0.33%) Shopify
5 18 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 16 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
7 13 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
8 12 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
9 11 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
9 11 (0.19%) SAP CO
9 11 (0.19%) SAP FI
9 11 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
10 8 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
10 8 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
10 8 (0.14%) SAP HCM
11 7 (0.12%) R3 Corda
11 7 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
11 7 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
11 7 (0.12%) SessionCam
12 6 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 475 (8.17%) AWS
2 453 (7.79%) Azure
3 265 (4.56%) SaaS
4 159 (2.74%) Office 365
5 142 (2.44%) GitHub
6 135 (2.32%) npm
7 117 (2.01%) GCP
7 117 (2.01%) Google Analytics
8 83 (1.43%) PaaS
8 83 (1.43%) Serverless
9 70 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 57 (0.98%) Power Platform
11 52 (0.89%) IaaS
12 48 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
13 40 (0.69%) Amazon S3
14 32 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
15 27 (0.46%) Basecamp
16 26 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
17 25 (0.43%) Slack
18 23 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 130 (2.24%) Internet
2 96 (1.65%) Wireless
3 78 (1.34%) Firewall
4 64 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 63 (1.08%) DNS
6 48 (0.83%) Intranet
7 47 (0.81%) HTTP
8 43 (0.74%) Skype
9 38 (0.65%) LAN
10 32 (0.55%) VPN
11 28 (0.48%) WAN
12 25 (0.43%) SMS
13 24 (0.41%) SSL
14 23 (0.40%) Network Security
15 17 (0.29%) VLAN
16 15 (0.26%) HTTPS
17 14 (0.24%) DHCP
18 13 (0.22%) DAB
19 12 (0.21%) Intrusion Detection
20 11 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 311 (5.35%) SQL Server
2 248 (4.27%) MySQL
3 186 (3.20%) Relational Database
4 184 (3.17%) Big Data
5 95 (1.63%) NoSQL
6 83 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
7 81 (1.39%) MongoDB
8 55 (0.95%) Power BI
9 41 (0.71%) Redis
10 40 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
11 34 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 31 (0.53%) Blockchain
12 31 (0.53%) Hadoop
13 27 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 26 (0.45%) SAP HANA
15 22 (0.38%) QlikView
15 22 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
16 21 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
17 20 (0.34%) RDBMS
18 19 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 796 (13.70%) Git (software)
2 331 (5.70%) JIRA
3 274 (4.71%) webpack
4 202 (3.48%) Axure RP
5 182 (3.13%) gulp
6 164 (2.82%) Selenium
7 161 (2.77%) Jenkins
8 157 (2.70%) Jasmine
9 118 (2.03%) Grunt
10 96 (1.65%) Visual Studio
11 87 (1.50%) Bitbucket
12 78 (1.34%) Balsamiq
13 74 (1.27%) Mocha
14 72 (1.24%) Subversion
15 71 (1.22%) Protractor
16 69 (1.19%) Karma Test Runner
17 67 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
18 56 (0.96%) Cucumber
19 54 (0.93%) Xcode
20 46 (0.79%) Maven
General
1 1,027 (17.67%) Finance
2 570 (9.81%) Marketing
3 367 (6.31%) Retail
4 259 (4.46%) Banking
5 168 (2.89%) Games
6 156 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 151 (2.60%) Public Sector
8 88 (1.51%) Advertising
9 70 (1.20%) Legal
10 64 (1.10%) Automotive
11 52 (0.89%) Electronics
11 52 (0.89%) Manufacturing
12 43 (0.74%) Law
13 26 (0.45%) Local Government
14 21 (0.36%) Financial Institution
14 21 (0.36%) Front Office
14 21 (0.36%) Publishing
15 20 (0.34%) Billing
16 15 (0.26%) Back Office
17 12 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,423 (41.69%) Developer
2 996 (17.14%) Designer
3 818 (14.07%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 712 (12.25%) UX Designer
5 518 (8.91%) Senior Developer
6 379 (6.52%) UI Designer
7 320 (5.51%) Analyst
8 315 (5.42%) React Developer
9 311 (5.35%) UI/UX Designer
10 301 (5.18%) JavaScript Developer
11 280 (4.82%) Web Developer
12 223 (3.84%) Full Stack Developer
13 215 (3.70%) Senior Designer
14 213 (3.66%) Product Manager
15 211 (3.63%) Software Developer
16 209 (3.60%) Software Engineer
17 198 (3.41%) Junior
18 197 (3.39%) Business Analyst
19 193 (3.32%) Senior Front-End Developer
20 185 (3.18%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,027 (34.88%) CSS
2 2,006 (34.51%) HTML
3 983 (16.91%) AngularJS
4 928 (15.97%) React
5 742 (12.77%) HTML5
6 721 (12.41%) .NET
7 621 (10.68%) Node.js
8 500 (8.60%) CSS3
9 493 (8.48%) Sass
10 474 (8.16%) jQuery
11 368 (6.33%) REST
12 366 (6.30%) Vue.js
13 302 (5.20%) RESTful
14 286 (4.92%) ASP.NET
14 286 (4.92%) Web Services
15 284 (4.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 278 (4.78%) Redux
17 214 (3.68%) JSON
18 174 (2.99%) Spring
19 150 (2.58%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 566 (9.74%) Mobile App
2 495 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
3 241 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
4 199 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
5 163 (2.80%) Algorithms
6 141 (2.43%) Management Information System
7 113 (1.94%) Data Structures
8 104 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
9 91 (1.57%) CCTV
10 87 (1.50%) Smartphone
11 73 (1.26%) Virtual Team
12 71 (1.22%) Hedge funds
13 65 (1.12%) Derivative
14 64 (1.10%) Social Media
15 61 (1.05%) Graphic Design
16 57 (0.98%) Data Centre
17 51 (0.88%) Animation
18 50 (0.86%) Client/Server
19 47 (0.81%) iPad
20 46 (0.79%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 406 (6.99%) Android
1 406 (6.99%) Apple iOS
2 329 (5.66%) Windows
3 303 (5.21%) Linux
4 70 (1.20%) Windows 10
5 64 (1.10%) Mac OS
6 43 (0.74%) Windows Server
7 34 (0.58%) Unix
8 28 (0.48%) tvOS
9 26 (0.45%) Windows 7
10 21 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (0.31%) CentOS
12 16 (0.28%) Embedded Linux
13 15 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (0.21%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (0.10%) watchOS
17 5 (0.086%) Debian
17 5 (0.086%) HPUX
17 5 (0.086%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,607 (44.86%) Agile Software Development
2 1,022 (17.58%) Front End Development
3 892 (15.35%) Scrum
4 764 (13.15%) Problem-Solving
5 749 (12.89%) Wireframes
6 662 (11.39%) Web Development
7 635 (10.93%) Software Engineering
8 608 (10.46%) Analytics
9 512 (8.81%) User Stories
10 505 (8.69%) E-Commerce
11 496 (8.53%) TDD
12 490 (8.43%) Mentoring
13 489 (8.41%) DevOps
14 482 (8.29%) Computer Science
15 451 (7.76%) Fintech
16 447 (7.69%) Prototyping
17 441 (7.59%) Test Automation
18 375 (6.45%) MVC
19 374 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
20 372 (6.40%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2,247 (38.66%) JavaScript
2 734 (12.63%) C#
3 642 (11.05%) SQL
4 614 (10.56%) Java
5 385 (6.62%) Python
6 371 (6.38%) TypeScript
7 366 (6.30%) PHP
8 312 (5.37%) ES6
9 213 (3.66%) C++
10 173 (2.98%) C
11 107 (1.84%) Apple Swift
12 102 (1.75%) Objective-C
13 87 (1.50%) Ruby
14 83 (1.43%) VB.NET
15 80 (1.38%) Java 8
16 78 (1.34%) R
17 74 (1.27%) PowerShell
18 72 (1.24%) Bash Shell
18 72 (1.24%) Kotlin
19 69 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 759 (13.06%) Degree
2 225 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 65 (1.12%) ISTQB
4 58 (1.00%) Security Cleared
5 45 (0.77%) SC Cleared
6 41 (0.71%) ISEB
7 38 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 30 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
9 27 (0.46%) HNC
9 27 (0.46%) Master's Degree
10 25 (0.43%) PMI Certification
11 23 (0.40%) HND
11 23 (0.40%) PMP
12 20 (0.34%) CISSP
12 20 (0.34%) SAP Certification
13 19 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (0.28%) DBS Check
16 15 (0.26%) CCNA
16 15 (0.26%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 389 (6.69%) QA
2 46 (0.79%) SLA
3 31 (0.53%) WCAG
4 26 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 17 (0.29%) PMO
7 13 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.22%) GDPR
8 11 (0.19%) WAI
9 10 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.15%) PCI DSS
11 8 (0.14%) HL7
12 5 (0.086%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.069%) Actionable Recommendations
14 3 (0.052%) Section 508
14 3 (0.052%) TickIT
15 2 (0.034%) GAAP
16 1 (0.017%) BS7799
16 1 (0.017%) Cyber Essentials
16 1 (0.017%) P3O
System Software
1 246 (4.23%) Docker
2 87 (1.50%) Active Directory
3 77 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 49 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (0.69%) XenApp
5 40 (0.69%) XenDesktop
6 36 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
7 33 (0.57%) Firmware
8 27 (0.46%) Hyper-V
9 16 (0.28%) RACF
10 14 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (0.22%) vSphere
12 12 (0.21%) ACF2
13 11 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.10%) BitLocker
14 6 (0.10%) IAG
14 6 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.017%) MetaFrame
15 1 (0.017%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.017%) Xen
Systems Management
1 136 (2.34%) Kubernetes
2 101 (1.74%) SCCM
3 50 (0.86%) Terraform
4 36 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
5 30 (0.52%) Ansible
5 30 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
6 21 (0.36%) Puppet
7 19 (0.33%) AirWatch
7 19 (0.33%) Single Sign-On
8 15 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 14 (0.24%) Jamf Pro
10 13 (0.22%) vCenter Server
11 11 (0.19%) Kibana
11 11 (0.19%) Matomo
12 10 (0.17%) SCOM
13 9 (0.15%) Netcool
13 9 (0.15%) TeMIP
14 8 (0.14%) Grafana
14 8 (0.14%) Tivoli
14 8 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 529 (9.10%) Microsoft
2 511 (8.79%) Adobe
3 273 (4.70%) Google
4 162 (2.79%) SAP
5 137 (2.36%) Oracle
6 128 (2.20%) Apple
7 82 (1.41%) VMware
8 64 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
9 59 (1.02%) HP
10 53 (0.91%) Sitecore
11 52 (0.89%) IBM
12 47 (0.81%) Xamarin
13 46 (0.79%) Citrix
14 41 (0.71%) Facebook
14 41 (0.71%) Tableau
15 38 (0.65%) Genesys
16 35 (0.60%) Dell
17 31 (0.53%) Cisco
17 31 (0.53%) WorldPay
18 30 (0.52%) ServiceNow