Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 58 58 54
Rank change year-on-year 0 -4 +13
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 2,259 6,649 8,045
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.54% 4.78% 4.83%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.64% 12.30% 12.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2,104 5,423 6,293
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 19,409 54,070 65,578
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.97% 38.87% 39.38%
Number of salaries quoted 15,344 40,519 50,205
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,500 £28,750
90th Percentile £99,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +5.88%

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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 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 -4 2,076 £55,000 +1.85% 571
UK excluding London +5 1,291 £45,000 - 423
London -22 890 £65,000 +4.00% 187
North of England +5 449 £45,000 +5.88% 145
Work from Home +24 327 £52,500 -12.50% 90
South East +12 320 £55,000 +4.76% 62
North West -11 248 £45,000 +5.88% 86
Midlands +3 178 £41,875 -1.47% 99
Yorkshire +86 170 £40,000 - 39
South West -7 119 £47,500 +5.56% 42
West Midlands -5 111 £42,500 - 54
East of England +3 110 £41,250 -21.43% 30
East Midlands +25 67 £37,500 -11.76% 45
Scotland -17 59 £40,000 -11.11% 34
Wales +10 54 £45,000 +12.50% 9
North East +17 31 £41,500 +18.57% 20
Northern Ireland +9 9 £47,500 +26.67% 2
Isle of Man - 2 £27,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 1,035 (45.82%) Agile Software Development
2 907 (40.15%) JavaScript
3 751 (33.24%) CSS
4 720 (31.87%) HTML
5 440 (19.48%) Front End Development
6 418 (18.50%) Finance
7 392 (17.35%) React
8 347 (15.36%) AngularJS
9 331 (14.65%) Git (software)
10 326 (14.43%) Wireframes
11 291 (12.88%) HTML5
12 275 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
13 261 (11.55%) .NET
14 258 (11.42%) DevOps
15 253 (11.20%) Software Engineering
15 253 (11.20%) Node.js
16 240 (10.62%) Scrum
17 235 (10.40%) E-Commerce
18 230 (10.18%) Web Development
19 229 (10.14%) PHP
20 228 (10.09%) C#
21 205 (9.07%) Azure
21 205 (9.07%) TypeScript
22 203 (8.99%) SaaS
23 202 (8.94%) Marketing
24 200 (8.85%) Degree
24 200 (8.85%) CSS3
25 197 (8.72%) QA
26 193 (8.54%) Sass
26 193 (8.54%) Analytical Skills

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
1 120 (5.31%) CMS
2 47 (2.08%) Confluence
3 44 (1.95%) WordPress
4 35 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
5 27 (1.20%) SharePoint
6 26 (1.15%) Apache
7 21 (0.93%) Umbraco
8 16 (0.71%) Sitecore CMS
9 13 (0.58%) Drupal
10 12 (0.53%) EPiServer
11 10 (0.44%) IIS
11 10 (0.44%) Liferay
12 8 (0.35%) Headless CMS
12 8 (0.35%) Kentico
12 8 (0.35%) MS Exchange
12 8 (0.35%) nginx
13 7 (0.31%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.18%) K2 blackpearl
15 3 (0.13%) Orchard CMS
15 3 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 159 (7.04%) Sketch
2 113 (5.00%) InVision
3 82 (3.63%) Photoshop
4 69 (3.05%) Figma
5 63 (2.79%) Adobe Illustrator
6 42 (1.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 41 (1.81%) Adobe XD
8 30 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
9 26 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
10 22 (0.97%) Zeplin
11 18 (0.80%) Marvel
12 12 (0.53%) Chatbot
12 12 (0.53%) UXPin
13 11 (0.49%) MS Visio
14 9 (0.40%) InDesign
14 9 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
15 8 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 7 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
17 3 (0.13%) Adobe Premiere
18 2 (0.089%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 49 (2.17%) Magento
2 22 (0.97%) Shopify
3 16 (0.71%) SAP MM
3 16 (0.71%) SAP SD
4 7 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.31%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.22%) BigMachines
5 5 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.22%) Siebel CRM
6 4 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
7 3 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle CRM On Demand
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.089%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.089%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 205 (9.07%) Azure
2 203 (8.99%) SaaS
3 192 (8.50%) AWS
4 73 (3.23%) Office 365
5 67 (2.97%) GitHub
6 58 (2.57%) Serverless
7 52 (2.30%) GCP
8 51 (2.26%) npm
9 41 (1.81%) Power Platform
10 35 (1.55%) Slack
11 34 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
12 32 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
13 31 (1.37%) PaaS
14 27 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Cloud
15 24 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
15 24 (1.06%) Google Analytics
16 22 (0.97%) IaaS
17 20 (0.89%) Amazon S3
18 19 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
19 13 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 50 (2.21%) Internet
2 18 (0.80%) TCP/IP
3 17 (0.75%) DNS
3 17 (0.75%) Skype
3 17 (0.75%) Unified Communications
4 16 (0.71%) VoIP
5 12 (0.53%) HTTP
6 11 (0.49%) Broadband
6 11 (0.49%) Firewall
7 9 (0.40%) Intranet
7 9 (0.40%) Wireless
8 8 (0.35%) Network Security
9 7 (0.31%) DHCP
10 6 (0.27%) Ethernet
11 5 (0.22%) Bluetooth
11 5 (0.22%) LAN
11 5 (0.22%) SAN
11 5 (0.22%) WAN
12 4 (0.18%) PBX
12 4 (0.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (5.14%) MySQL
2 113 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 85 (3.76%) Relational Database
4 51 (2.26%) MongoDB
5 42 (1.86%) Big Data
6 37 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
7 35 (1.55%) NoSQL
7 35 (1.55%) Power BI
8 29 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
9 21 (0.93%) Redis
10 19 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
11 18 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 11 (0.49%) MS Access
13 10 (0.44%) BigQuery
13 10 (0.44%) RDBMS
13 10 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (0.35%) Blockchain
14 8 (0.35%) Hadoop
14 8 (0.35%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 331 (14.65%) Git (software)
2 137 (6.06%) JIRA
3 106 (4.69%) webpack
4 54 (2.39%) Axure RP
4 54 (2.39%) Jenkins
5 48 (2.12%) Babel
6 46 (2.04%) Selenium
7 38 (1.68%) gulp
8 29 (1.28%) Grunt
9 25 (1.11%) Subversion
10 23 (1.02%) Balsamiq
11 22 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (0.93%) Cypress.io
12 21 (0.93%) Xcode
13 17 (0.75%) Bitbucket
13 17 (0.75%) PHPUnit
13 17 (0.75%) Visual Studio
14 16 (0.71%) Mercurial
15 15 (0.66%) Jasmine
15 15 (0.66%) TeamCity
General
1 418 (18.50%) Finance
2 202 (8.94%) Marketing
3 128 (5.67%) Retail
4 73 (3.23%) Banking
5 67 (2.97%) Public Sector
6 54 (2.39%) Games
6 54 (2.39%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.02%) Legal
8 23 (1.02%) Publishing
9 21 (0.93%) Advertising
9 21 (0.93%) Law
10 18 (0.80%) Electronics
11 16 (0.71%) Retail Banking
12 12 (0.53%) Automotive
12 12 (0.53%) Front Office
12 12 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 11 (0.49%) Local Government
14 8 (0.35%) Back Office
14 8 (0.35%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1,007 (44.58%) Developer
2 385 (17.04%) Designer
3 354 (15.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 297 (13.15%) UX Designer
5 178 (7.88%) Senior Developer
6 166 (7.35%) UI Designer
7 148 (6.55%) UI/UX Designer
8 138 (6.11%) React Developer
9 122 (5.40%) Full Stack Developer
10 105 (4.65%) JavaScript Developer
10 105 (4.65%) Product Manager
11 100 (4.43%) Analyst
12 77 (3.41%) C# Developer
13 75 (3.32%) Product Owner
14 73 (3.23%) Software Engineer
15 71 (3.14%) Senior Designer
16 70 (3.10%) Architect
17 69 (3.05%) .NET Developer
18 68 (3.01%) Web Developer
19 66 (2.92%) Senior Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 751 (33.24%) CSS
2 720 (31.87%) HTML
3 392 (17.35%) React
4 347 (15.36%) AngularJS
5 291 (12.88%) HTML5
6 261 (11.55%) .NET
7 253 (11.20%) Node.js
8 200 (8.85%) CSS3
9 193 (8.54%) Sass
10 177 (7.84%) jQuery
11 173 (7.66%) REST
12 171 (7.57%) Vue.js
13 140 (6.20%) RESTful
14 134 (5.93%) Redux
15 100 (4.43%) Web Services
16 81 (3.59%) React Native
17 77 (3.41%) XML
18 76 (3.36%) .NET Core
18 76 (3.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 65 (2.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 193 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 164 (7.26%) Mobile App
3 84 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
4 76 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
5 65 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
6 39 (1.73%) Algorithms
7 33 (1.46%) Virtual Team
8 30 (1.33%) Data Structures
9 26 (1.15%) Hedge funds
10 25 (1.11%) Animation
11 24 (1.06%) Graphic Design
11 24 (1.06%) Management Information System
12 23 (1.02%) FMCG
13 22 (0.97%) Social Media
14 20 (0.89%) Derivative
15 14 (0.62%) Internet of Things
15 14 (0.62%) N-Tier
16 13 (0.58%) Client/Server
16 13 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 13 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 165 (7.30%) Apple iOS
2 140 (6.20%) Android
3 102 (4.52%) Windows
4 68 (3.01%) Linux
5 44 (1.95%) Windows Server
6 33 (1.46%) Windows 10
7 20 (0.89%) Unix
8 18 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.44%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (0.18%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.13%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.089%) Android TV
14 2 (0.089%) tvOS
14 2 (0.089%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.089%) Windows Server 2008
15 1 (0.044%) CentOS
15 1 (0.044%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,035 (45.82%) Agile Software Development
2 440 (19.48%) Front End Development
3 326 (14.43%) Wireframes
4 275 (12.17%) Problem-Solving
5 258 (11.42%) DevOps
6 253 (11.20%) Software Engineering
7 240 (10.62%) Scrum
8 235 (10.40%) E-Commerce
9 230 (10.18%) Web Development
10 188 (8.32%) TDD
11 183 (8.10%) Test Automation
12 176 (7.79%) Prototyping
13 172 (7.61%) Analytics
14 156 (6.91%) Fintech
15 154 (6.82%) User Stories
16 150 (6.64%) Mentoring
17 136 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
18 133 (5.89%) SDLC
19 131 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
20 126 (5.58%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 907 (40.15%) JavaScript
2 229 (10.14%) PHP
3 228 (10.09%) C#
4 205 (9.07%) TypeScript
5 191 (8.46%) SQL
6 178 (7.88%) Java
7 146 (6.46%) Python
8 105 (4.65%) ES6
9 64 (2.83%) PowerShell
10 57 (2.52%) C++
11 54 (2.39%) Apple Swift
12 37 (1.64%) C
12 37 (1.64%) Objective-C
13 33 (1.46%) Kotlin
14 28 (1.24%) Ruby
15 20 (0.89%) R
16 17 (0.75%) ES7
17 16 (0.71%) Java 8
18 15 (0.66%) VB.NET
19 13 (0.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 200 (8.85%) Degree
2 50 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 47 (2.08%) Security Cleared
4 36 (1.59%) SC Cleared
5 20 (0.89%) Master's Degree
6 18 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
7 13 (0.58%) PhD
8 9 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.40%) PMI Certification
9 8 (0.35%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.22%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.22%) PMP
10 5 (0.22%) SAP Certification
11 4 (0.18%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.18%) MCSA
12 3 (0.13%) CISM
12 3 (0.13%) CISSP
12 3 (0.13%) MCPD
12 3 (0.13%) MCSD
12 3 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (8.72%) QA
2 21 (0.93%) SLA
3 13 (0.58%) GDPR
4 5 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.13%) WCAG
6 2 (0.089%) COBIT
6 2 (0.089%) NIST
7 1 (0.044%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.044%) HL7
7 1 (0.044%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.044%) NCSC
7 1 (0.044%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 120 (5.31%) Docker
2 55 (2.43%) Active Directory
3 18 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
5 12 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 9 (0.40%) Firmware
7 7 (0.31%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.18%) XenApp
9 3 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.089%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.044%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.044%) KVM
11 1 (0.044%) NDS
11 1 (0.044%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.044%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.044%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.044%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.044%) Xen
Systems Management
1 93 (4.12%) Kubernetes
2 48 (2.12%) SCCM
3 33 (1.46%) Ansible
3 33 (1.46%) Microsoft Intune
4 21 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (0.80%) Puppet
6 13 (0.58%) Terraform
7 11 (0.49%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.18%) CASB
9 3 (0.13%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.089%) Grafana
10 2 (0.089%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.089%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.089%) Kibana
10 2 (0.089%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 2 (0.089%) SCOM
10 2 (0.089%) WSUS
11 1 (0.044%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.044%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 181 (8.01%) Microsoft
2 175 (7.75%) Adobe
3 99 (4.38%) Google
4 41 (1.81%) SAP
5 38 (1.68%) Oracle
6 32 (1.42%) Apple
7 25 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (1.02%) Atlassian
9 22 (0.97%) Sitecore
10 21 (0.93%) VMware
11 17 (0.75%) Citrix
12 12 (0.53%) Zend
13 11 (0.49%) Pega
13 11 (0.49%) Sophos
13 11 (0.49%) Tableau
14 10 (0.44%) Facebook
14 10 (0.44%) HP
15 9 (0.40%) BT
15 9 (0.40%) Cisco
15 9 (0.40%) ServiceNow