Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 65 70
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5 +4
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 7,443 8,128 7,653
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.67% 4.53% 4.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.15% 11.00% 10.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5,673 6,315 6,245
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £76,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 66,730 73,893 73,847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.83% 41.19% 39.65%
Number of salaries quoted 51,297 55,840 60,439
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £81,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +1.19%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 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 +7 6,973 £52,500 +5.00% 1,452
UK excluding London +12 3,775 £45,000 +5.88% 857
London +2 3,543 £62,500 +8.70% 656
South East +26 1,267 £47,500 +5.56% 170
North of England +10 895 £42,500 +6.25% 298
South West +2 498 £45,000 -10.00% 90
North West +11 488 £43,653 +2.71% 179
East of England +22 417 £50,000 +14.94% 96
Yorkshire +9 358 £40,000 - 99
Midlands -32 348 £42,500 +21.43% 142
Scotland -4 203 £47,500 +11.76% 37
West Midlands -29 197 £42,500 +21.43% 84
East Midlands -29 148 £45,000 +20.00% 58
Wales +13 111 £40,000 - 18
North East +23 48 £35,000 - 20
Northern Ireland +8 44 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Isle of Man - 5 £67,500 -
Channel Islands - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 3,822 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 2,872 (38.59%) JavaScript
3 2,841 (38.17%) HTML
4 2,669 (35.86%) CSS
5 1,384 (18.59%) AngularJS
6 1,283 (17.24%) Front End Development
7 1,274 (17.12%) Scrum
8 1,200 (16.12%) HTML5
9 1,197 (16.08%) Finance
10 1,178 (15.83%) C#
11 1,101 (14.79%) Degree
12 1,077 (14.47%) Wireframes
13 1,069 (14.36%) React
14 1,056 (14.19%) Git (software)
15 1,023 (13.74%) Java
16 1,014 (13.62%) .NET
17 987 (13.26%) Web Development
18 906 (12.17%) TDD
19 901 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
20 878 (11.80%) Software Engineering
21 846 (11.37%) jQuery
22 844 (11.34%) Analytics
23 816 (10.96%) Marketing
24 809 (10.87%) CSS3
25 782 (10.51%) SQL
26 773 (10.39%) E-Commerce
27 760 (10.21%) Adobe
28 751 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
29 739 (9.93%) Sass
30 735 (9.88%) Node.js

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
1 409 (5.50%) CMS
2 239 (3.21%) Confluence
3 184 (2.47%) WordPress
4 114 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
5 94 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
5 94 (1.26%) SharePoint
6 91 (1.22%) EPiServer
7 88 (1.18%) Umbraco
8 82 (1.10%) Drupal
9 81 (1.09%) Marvel
10 70 (0.94%) IIS
11 67 (0.90%) Apache
12 52 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 45 (0.60%) Tomcat
14 41 (0.55%) nginx
15 36 (0.48%) Apache Spark
16 27 (0.36%) Skype for Business
17 26 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
18 20 (0.27%) SAS
19 18 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 539 (7.24%) Photoshop
2 342 (4.59%) Adobe Illustrator
3 312 (4.19%) InVision
4 246 (3.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 130 (1.75%) OmniGraffle
6 115 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
7 80 (1.07%) Chatbot
8 68 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
9 62 (0.83%) MS Visio
10 50 (0.67%) InDesign
11 28 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 27 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
13 26 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
14 18 (0.24%) UXPin
15 16 (0.21%) CorelDRAW
16 14 (0.19%) GIMP
17 13 (0.17%) Flinto
18 10 (0.13%) Fireworks
18 10 (0.13%) UserZoom
19 8 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 86 (1.16%) Magento
2 33 (0.44%) Eloqua
3 27 (0.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 25 (0.34%) WebTrends
5 22 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
6 21 (0.28%) SAP Hybris
7 18 (0.24%) Shopify
8 17 (0.23%) Odoo
8 17 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
9 11 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
9 11 (0.15%) SAP SD
10 9 (0.12%) SAP CO
10 9 (0.12%) SAP CRM
10 9 (0.12%) SAP FI
10 9 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
11 8 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
12 7 (0.094%) NetSuite
12 7 (0.094%) SAP ERP
13 5 (0.067%) Adobe Campaign
13 5 (0.067%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 656 (8.81%) Amazon AWS
2 609 (8.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 298 (4.00%) SaaS
4 193 (2.59%) npm
5 190 (2.55%) Google Analytics
6 175 (2.35%) GitHub
7 148 (1.99%) Office 365
8 98 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 93 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
10 88 (1.18%) PaaS
11 82 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 67 (0.90%) Serverless
13 58 (0.78%) Slack
14 48 (0.64%) IaaS
15 37 (0.50%) AdWords
16 28 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
17 24 (0.32%) Google Tag Manager
18 23 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
19 22 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
20 21 (0.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 145 (1.95%) HTTP
2 136 (1.83%) Internet
3 48 (0.64%) Firewall
4 41 (0.55%) Skype
4 41 (0.55%) TCP/IP
5 37 (0.50%) VoIP
6 32 (0.43%) DNS
6 32 (0.43%) SSL
7 25 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
8 24 (0.32%) Bluetooth
9 22 (0.30%) H.323
10 21 (0.28%) Broadband
10 21 (0.28%) LAN
10 21 (0.28%) Network Security
11 20 (0.27%) DHCP
12 19 (0.26%) Intranet
12 19 (0.26%) VLAN
13 18 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
13 18 (0.24%) Wireless
14 17 (0.23%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 617 (8.29%) SQL Server
2 341 (4.58%) MySQL
3 261 (3.51%) MongoDB
4 217 (2.92%) NoSQL
5 207 (2.78%) Big Data
6 182 (2.45%) Relational Database
7 135 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
8 65 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
9 61 (0.82%) Hadoop
10 59 (0.79%) Power BI
11 58 (0.78%) Redis
12 50 (0.67%) Blockchain
12 50 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
13 39 (0.52%) RDBMS
14 37 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 36 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
16 32 (0.43%) Couchbase
17 30 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 28 (0.38%) SAP HANA
18 28 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1,056 (14.19%) Git (software)
2 548 (7.36%) JIRA
3 396 (5.32%) Axure RP
4 310 (4.16%) gulp
5 278 (3.74%) Jenkins
6 270 (3.63%) webpack
7 241 (3.24%) Selenium
8 238 (3.20%) Visual Studio
9 205 (2.75%) Subversion
10 174 (2.34%) Grunt
11 173 (2.32%) Maven
12 165 (2.22%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 150 (2.02%) TeamCity
14 146 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
15 128 (1.72%) Cucumber
16 111 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
17 109 (1.46%) Jasmine
18 90 (1.21%) Bitbucket
18 90 (1.21%) Mocha
19 79 (1.06%) Ant
General
1 1,197 (16.08%) Finance
2 816 (10.96%) Marketing
3 529 (7.11%) Retail
4 318 (4.27%) Banking
5 271 (3.64%) Games
6 148 (1.99%) Advertising
7 114 (1.53%) Law
8 111 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 100 (1.34%) Telecoms
10 95 (1.28%) Publishing
11 85 (1.14%) Front Office
12 77 (1.03%) Investment Banking
13 74 (0.99%) Legal
14 61 (0.82%) Electronics
15 58 (0.78%) Financial Institution
16 30 (0.40%) Back Office
16 30 (0.40%) Multimedia
17 28 (0.38%) Automotive
18 25 (0.34%) Billing
19 24 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3,093 (41.56%) Developer
2 1,220 (16.39%) Designer
3 971 (13.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 947 (12.72%) UX Designer
5 535 (7.19%) Senior Developer
6 448 (6.02%) Analyst
7 405 (5.44%) UI Designer
8 403 (5.41%) C# Developer
8 403 (5.41%) JavaScript Developer
9 398 (5.35%) Web Developer
10 336 (4.51%) UI/UX Designer
11 323 (4.34%) .NET Developer
12 309 (4.15%) Full Stack Developer
13 284 (3.82%) Software Engineer
14 268 (3.60%) Architect
14 268 (3.60%) Product Manager
15 253 (3.40%) Business Analyst
16 252 (3.39%) Senior Designer
17 248 (3.33%) Junior
18 229 (3.08%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,841 (38.17%) HTML
2 2,669 (35.86%) CSS
3 1,384 (18.59%) AngularJS
4 1,200 (16.12%) HTML5
5 1,069 (14.36%) React
6 1,014 (13.62%) .NET
7 846 (11.37%) jQuery
8 809 (10.87%) CSS3
9 739 (9.93%) Sass
10 735 (9.88%) Node.js
11 515 (6.92%) RESTful
12 496 (6.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 475 (6.38%) ASP.NET
14 472 (6.34%) Web Services
15 451 (6.06%) REST
16 393 (5.28%) LESS
17 327 (4.39%) JSON
18 306 (4.11%) Vue.js
19 291 (3.91%) Redux
20 227 (3.05%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 751 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
2 732 (9.83%) Mobile App
3 384 (5.16%) Fintech
4 281 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
5 233 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
6 177 (2.38%) Graphic Design
7 101 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 100 (1.34%) Social Media
9 99 (1.33%) Management Information System
10 93 (1.25%) Algorithms
11 84 (1.13%) Animation
12 78 (1.05%) Data Structures
13 76 (1.02%) Virtual Team
14 60 (0.81%) Cloud Native
15 53 (0.71%) Online Banking
16 51 (0.69%) Hedge funds
17 48 (0.64%) Derivative
18 41 (0.55%) Blog
19 38 (0.51%) Smartphone
20 31 (0.42%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 606 (8.14%) Android
2 592 (7.95%) Apple iOS
3 361 (4.85%) Linux
4 332 (4.46%) Windows
5 115 (1.55%) Windows 10
6 84 (1.13%) Windows Server
7 62 (0.83%) Unix
8 55 (0.74%) Windows 7
9 40 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 37 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 30 (0.40%) Ubuntu
12 20 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 16 (0.21%) CentOS
14 13 (0.17%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.094%) Debian
16 6 (0.081%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.081%) Solaris
17 3 (0.040%) Android TV
17 3 (0.040%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.027%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,822 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 1,283 (17.24%) Front End Development
3 1,274 (17.12%) Scrum
4 1,077 (14.47%) Wireframes
5 987 (13.26%) Web Development
6 906 (12.17%) TDD
7 901 (12.11%) Problem-Solving
8 878 (11.80%) Software Engineering
9 844 (11.34%) Analytics
10 773 (10.39%) E-Commerce
11 642 (8.63%) MVC
12 633 (8.50%) Prototyping
13 627 (8.42%) Continuous Integration
14 619 (8.32%) Mentoring
15 585 (7.86%) Test Automation
16 564 (7.58%) User Stories
17 560 (7.52%) Computer Science
18 552 (7.42%) DevOps
19 521 (7.00%) Project Management
20 486 (6.53%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2,872 (38.59%) JavaScript
2 1,178 (15.83%) C#
3 1,023 (13.74%) Java
4 782 (10.51%) SQL
5 541 (7.27%) PHP
6 472 (6.34%) Python
7 372 (5.00%) ES6
8 258 (3.47%) TypeScript
9 223 (3.00%) Apple Swift
10 204 (2.74%) C++
11 199 (2.67%) Ruby
12 142 (1.91%) Objective-C
13 121 (1.63%) C
14 102 (1.37%) PowerShell
15 93 (1.25%) Go
16 82 (1.10%) R
17 72 (0.97%) Java 8
18 70 (0.94%) T-SQL
19 66 (0.89%) Scala
20 62 (0.83%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1,101 (14.79%) Degree
2 226 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 107 (1.44%) Security Cleared
4 53 (0.71%) SC Cleared
5 47 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (0.55%) Master's Degree
7 38 (0.51%) PMI Certification
8 34 (0.46%) ISTQB
9 32 (0.43%) ISEB
9 32 (0.43%) SAFe Agilist
10 27 (0.36%) PhD
11 24 (0.32%) PMP
12 22 (0.30%) MBA
13 18 (0.24%) DBS Check
13 18 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
14 16 (0.21%) DV Cleared
15 15 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 14 (0.19%) MCSE
17 12 (0.16%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 599 (8.05%) QA
2 60 (0.81%) SLA
3 54 (0.73%) GDPR
4 32 (0.43%) WCAG
5 23 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 20 (0.27%) WAI
7 18 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (0.24%) PMO
8 13 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
9 8 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.094%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.081%) PSD2
12 4 (0.054%) Actionable Recommendations
13 3 (0.040%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.040%) SEPA
14 2 (0.027%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 2 (0.027%) FedRAMP
14 2 (0.027%) Section 508
15 1 (0.013%) GxP
15 1 (0.013%) HL7
System Software
1 287 (3.86%) Docker
2 121 (1.63%) Active Directory
3 97 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
5 39 (0.52%) BitLocker
6 38 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
7 31 (0.42%) XenApp
8 23 (0.31%) Firmware
9 20 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
10 19 (0.26%) Hyper-V
11 17 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (0.23%) XenDesktop
12 13 (0.17%) Varnish
13 10 (0.13%) VMware Workstation
14 9 (0.12%) Apache Flume
15 7 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
15 7 (0.094%) VirtualBox
16 5 (0.067%) HDFS
16 5 (0.067%) Terminal Services
17 3 (0.040%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 101 (1.36%) Kubernetes
2 65 (0.87%) Ansible
3 58 (0.78%) SCCM
4 55 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 53 (0.71%) Terraform
6 52 (0.70%) Puppet
7 38 (0.51%) SCOrch
8 32 (0.43%) Microsoft Intune
9 30 (0.40%) vRealize
10 27 (0.36%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 27 (0.36%) WSUS
11 26 (0.35%) Perfmon
12 25 (0.34%) WMI
13 17 (0.23%) AirWatch
14 13 (0.17%) Kibana
14 13 (0.17%) Prometheus
15 11 (0.15%) Grafana
15 11 (0.15%) Hadoop YARN
15 11 (0.15%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 11 (0.15%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 760 (10.21%) Adobe
2 591 (7.94%) Microsoft
3 428 (5.75%) Google
4 148 (1.99%) Oracle
5 147 (1.98%) Sitecore
6 137 (1.84%) SAP
7 117 (1.57%) VMware
8 100 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
9 98 (1.32%) Apple
10 92 (1.24%) Xamarin
11 76 (1.02%) Atlassian
11 76 (1.02%) Citrix
12 58 (0.78%) Optimizely
12 58 (0.78%) Tableau
13 48 (0.64%) Twitter
14 45 (0.60%) IBM
14 45 (0.60%) Splunk
15 40 (0.54%) hybris
16 38 (0.51%) Alias
17 33 (0.44%) Zend