Period
to 16 August 2017

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 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 70 78
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8 0
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 8151 8056 7532
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.61% 4.07% 3.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 10.78% 9.76% 8.42%
Number of salaries quoted 6281 6536 6088
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,625 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

User Experience is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 75584 82519 89404
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.78% 41.66% 41.15%
Number of salaries quoted 57618 67459 71200
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 16 August 2017.

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 August 2017. 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 +6 7724 £50,000 - 593
London +6 4243 £57,500 +4.55% 311
UK excluding London +9 3789 £42,500 +6.25% 306
South East +16 1057 £42,500 -5.56% 62
North of England +18 953 £40,000 +6.67% 104
South West +14 550 £44,500 +18.67% 42
North West +14 526 £45,000 +16.13% 55
Midlands -14 486 £37,500 -6.25% 46
East of England 0 420 £46,250 +18.59% 28
Yorkshire +24 401 £37,500 +7.14% 46
West Midlands -36 270 £37,500 -6.25% 28
East Midlands +4 214 £37,500 -6.25% 18
Scotland -22 199 £40,000 +5.26% 21
Wales +15 95 £42,500 +13.33% 3
North East +2 27 £37,500 +4.17% 3
Northern Ireland -1 26 £35,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT jobs citing User Experience also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for User Experience.

1 3749 (45.99%) Agile Software Development
2 3494 (42.87%) JavaScript
3 3452 (42.35%) HTML
4 3319 (40.72%) CSS
5 1766 (21.67%) AngularJS
6 1742 (21.37%) HTML5
7 1664 (20.41%) Finance
8 1445 (17.73%) Front End Development
9 1321 (16.21%) Marketing
10 1302 (15.97%) jQuery
11 1275 (15.64%) Web Development
12 1274 (15.63%) Scrum
13 1199 (14.71%) Degree
14 1184 (14.53%) Wireframes
15 1155 (14.17%) .NET
16 1152 (14.13%) CSS3
17 1130 (13.86%) Java
18 1104 (13.54%) C#
19 1088 (13.35%) TDD
20 1058 (12.98%) Git (software)
21 1013 (12.43%) E-Commerce
22 997 (12.23%) MVC
23 979 (12.01%) SQL
24 964 (11.83%) Retail
25 953 (11.69%) Analytics
26 926 (11.36%) Adobe
27 879 (10.78%) React
28 868 (10.65%) Node.js
29 811 (9.95%) Sass
30 790 (9.69%) Mobile App

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
1 562 (6.89%) CMS
2 192 (2.36%) Apache
3 186 (2.28%) WordPress
4 164 (2.01%) SharePoint
5 152 (1.86%) Tomcat
6 121 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
7 118 (1.45%) Drupal
8 116 (1.42%) IIS
9 105 (1.29%) EPiServer
10 103 (1.26%) MS Exchange
10 103 (1.26%) Skype for Business
11 99 (1.21%) Confluence
12 92 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
13 86 (1.06%) JBoss
14 74 (0.91%) Sitecore CMS
15 68 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 67 (0.82%) Umbraco
17 59 (0.72%) Marvel
18 56 (0.69%) WebSphere
19 49 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 758 (9.30%) Photoshop
2 524 (6.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 314 (3.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 299 (3.67%) InVision
5 280 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
6 142 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
7 134 (1.64%) OmniGraffle
8 85 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 83 (1.02%) InDesign
10 67 (0.82%) MS Visio
11 40 (0.49%) UXPin
12 33 (0.40%) Adobe After Effects
13 21 (0.26%) Fireworks
13 21 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
14 14 (0.17%) SPSS
15 12 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
16 11 (0.13%) Moqups
17 10 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
18 9 (0.11%) Flinto
18 9 (0.11%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 85 (1.04%) Magento
2 34 (0.42%) Eloqua
3 28 (0.34%) WebTrends
4 19 (0.23%) Shopify
5 18 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
6 13 (0.16%) SessionCam
7 12 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
8 11 (0.13%) Social Studio
9 10 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
10 9 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
11 7 (0.086%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.086%) Oracle EBS R12
11 7 (0.086%) Pega PRPC
12 5 (0.061%) NetSuite
12 5 (0.061%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 5 (0.061%) SAP MM
12 5 (0.061%) SAP S/4HANA
13 4 (0.049%) SAP Business One
13 4 (0.049%) SAP R/3
13 4 (0.049%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 451 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
2 312 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 239 (2.93%) GitHub
4 229 (2.81%) SaaS
5 191 (2.34%) Google Analytics
6 145 (1.78%) IaaS
7 100 (1.23%) Office 365
8 92 (1.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 88 (1.08%) Adobe Analytics
9 88 (1.08%) PaaS
10 50 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
10 50 (0.61%) Google Play
11 25 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
12 23 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
13 20 (0.25%) Firebase
14 18 (0.22%) Slack
15 17 (0.21%) Google Tag Manager
15 17 (0.21%) Trello
16 15 (0.18%) BrowserStack
16 15 (0.18%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 209 (2.56%) Internet
2 151 (1.85%) HTTP
3 117 (1.44%) Skype
4 65 (0.80%) Intranet
5 45 (0.55%) DNS
6 31 (0.38%) DHCP
7 29 (0.36%) LAN
8 28 (0.34%) VoIP
8 28 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
9 25 (0.31%) Firewall
9 25 (0.31%) Wireless
10 23 (0.28%) SSL
11 22 (0.27%) VPN
11 22 (0.27%) WAN
12 21 (0.26%) SAN
13 18 (0.22%) TCP/IP
14 16 (0.20%) Broadband
15 15 (0.18%) HTTPS
16 14 (0.17%) VLAN
17 13 (0.16%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 784 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 494 (6.06%) MySQL
3 328 (4.02%) NoSQL
4 236 (2.90%) Relational Database
5 230 (2.82%) MongoDB
6 211 (2.59%) Big Data
7 116 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
8 93 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 92 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
10 86 (1.06%) Redis
11 69 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
12 64 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 61 (0.75%) RDBMS
14 59 (0.72%) Neo4j
14 59 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
15 51 (0.63%) Hadoop
16 50 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 46 (0.56%) CouchDB
18 45 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 45 (0.55%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1058 (12.98%) Git (software)
2 429 (5.26%) Axure RP
2 429 (5.26%) JIRA
3 358 (4.39%) gulp
4 297 (3.64%) Subversion
5 281 (3.45%) Grunt
6 268 (3.29%) Selenium
7 240 (2.94%) Visual Studio
8 229 (2.81%) Jasmine
9 224 (2.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 204 (2.50%) TeamCity
11 180 (2.21%) Jenkins
12 172 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
13 170 (2.09%) webpack
14 166 (2.04%) Maven
15 133 (1.63%) Karma Test Runner
16 122 (1.50%) Bitbucket
17 119 (1.46%) JUnit
18 111 (1.36%) Mocha
19 97 (1.19%) Xcode
General
1 1664 (20.41%) Finance
2 1321 (16.21%) Marketing
3 964 (11.83%) Retail
4 704 (8.64%) Banking
5 416 (5.10%) Investment Banking
6 373 (4.58%) Retail Banking
7 335 (4.11%) Games
8 228 (2.80%) Advertising
9 219 (2.69%) Telecoms
10 157 (1.93%) Electronics
11 139 (1.71%) Legal
12 125 (1.53%) Manufacturing
13 116 (1.42%) Publishing
14 83 (1.02%) Financial Institution
15 65 (0.80%) Law
16 62 (0.76%) Private Banking
17 60 (0.74%) Automotive
17 60 (0.74%) Back Office
18 48 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
19 37 (0.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 3645 (44.72%) Developer
2 1388 (17.03%) Designer
3 1119 (13.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 989 (12.13%) UX Designer
5 659 (8.08%) JavaScript Developer
6 647 (7.94%) Senior Developer
7 540 (6.62%) Analyst
8 528 (6.48%) Web Developer
9 432 (5.30%) UI Designer
10 391 (4.80%) HTML Developer
11 373 (4.58%) .NET Developer
12 353 (4.33%) C# Developer
13 343 (4.21%) UI Developer
14 335 (4.11%) HTML CSS Developer
15 324 (3.97%) Java Developer
16 322 (3.95%) UI/UX Designer
17 286 (3.51%) Senior Designer
18 280 (3.44%) Business Analyst
19 275 (3.37%) Angular Developer
20 261 (3.20%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3452 (42.35%) HTML
2 3319 (40.72%) CSS
3 1766 (21.67%) AngularJS
4 1742 (21.37%) HTML5
5 1302 (15.97%) jQuery
6 1155 (14.17%) .NET
7 1152 (14.13%) CSS3
8 879 (10.78%) React
9 868 (10.65%) Node.js
10 811 (9.95%) Sass
11 640 (7.85%) ASP.NET
12 579 (7.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 579 (7.10%) Web Services
13 558 (6.85%) RESTful
14 486 (5.96%) REST
15 454 (5.57%) JSON
16 440 (5.40%) ASP.NET MVC
17 431 (5.29%) LESS
18 392 (4.81%) XML
19 328 (4.02%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 790 (9.69%) Mobile App
2 721 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
3 627 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 325 (3.99%) Greenfield Project
5 186 (2.28%) Social Media
6 177 (2.17%) Fintech
7 146 (1.79%) Graphic Design
8 127 (1.56%) Management Information System
9 125 (1.53%) Algorithms
10 117 (1.44%) Digital Media
11 114 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
12 102 (1.25%) Data Structures
13 91 (1.12%) iPad
14 90 (1.10%) Blackberry
15 89 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 76 (0.93%) W3C
17 73 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
18 69 (0.85%) Online Banking
19 67 (0.82%) Animation
20 66 (0.81%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 685 (8.40%) Apple iOS
2 657 (8.06%) Android
3 559 (6.86%) Windows
4 448 (5.50%) Linux
5 162 (1.99%) Unix
6 139 (1.71%) Mac OS X
7 134 (1.64%) Windows 7
8 89 (1.09%) Windows Server
9 33 (0.40%) Windows 10
9 33 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (0.34%) Ubuntu
11 27 (0.33%) Mac OS
12 15 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (0.17%) Solaris
14 11 (0.13%) AIX
15 7 (0.086%) Debian
15 7 (0.086%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (0.086%) Windows Phone
15 7 (0.086%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (0.074%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3749 (45.99%) Agile Software Development
2 1445 (17.73%) Front End Development
3 1275 (15.64%) Web Development
4 1274 (15.63%) Scrum
5 1184 (14.53%) Wireframes
6 1088 (13.35%) TDD
7 1013 (12.43%) E-Commerce
8 997 (12.23%) MVC
9 953 (11.69%) Analytics
10 768 (9.42%) Software Engineering
11 664 (8.15%) Continuous Integration
12 654 (8.02%) Responsive Web Design
13 640 (7.85%) Test Automation
14 617 (7.57%) Prototyping
15 614 (7.53%) Project Management
16 553 (6.78%) Mentoring
17 522 (6.40%) OO
18 515 (6.32%) BDD
19 494 (6.06%) Asset Management
20 482 (5.91%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3494 (42.87%) JavaScript
2 1130 (13.86%) Java
3 1104 (13.54%) C#
4 979 (12.01%) SQL
5 737 (9.04%) PHP
6 381 (4.67%) Python
7 226 (2.77%) ES6
8 213 (2.61%) Objective-C
9 207 (2.54%) Ruby
10 175 (2.15%) TypeScript
11 174 (2.13%) Apple Swift
12 165 (2.02%) C++
13 158 (1.94%) T-SQL
14 121 (1.48%) PowerShell
15 106 (1.30%) C
16 83 (1.02%) Scala
17 81 (0.99%) VB.NET
18 75 (0.92%) Groovy
19 61 (0.75%) Perl
20 59 (0.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1199 (14.71%) Degree
2 340 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 135 (1.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 132 (1.62%) Security Cleared
5 103 (1.26%) MCSE
6 98 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
7 86 (1.06%) CCA
8 64 (0.79%) Master's Degree
9 53 (0.65%) SC Cleared
10 44 (0.54%) ISEB
11 35 (0.43%) DV Cleared
12 29 (0.36%) A+ Certification
13 28 (0.34%) ISTQB
14 25 (0.31%) PhD
15 23 (0.28%) PMP
16 22 (0.27%) HND
17 19 (0.23%) PMI Certification
18 18 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
19 14 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
20 13 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 574 (7.04%) QA
2 60 (0.74%) WCAG
3 57 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 36 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 30 (0.37%) SLA
6 29 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 27 (0.33%) PMO
8 25 (0.31%) PCI DSS
9 16 (0.20%) ISO 9001
9 16 (0.20%) WAI
10 12 (0.15%) GxP
11 7 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 6 (0.074%) ISO 14001
13 5 (0.061%) EMIR
13 5 (0.061%) GDPR
13 5 (0.061%) MiFID
14 4 (0.049%) SSAE 16
15 3 (0.037%) Actionable Recommendations
15 3 (0.037%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 154 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 139 (1.71%) Docker
3 99 (1.21%) XenApp
4 98 (1.20%) XenDesktop
5 64 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 34 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
7 25 (0.31%) Hyper-V
8 13 (0.16%) vSphere
9 8 (0.098%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.074%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 6 (0.074%) LXC
10 6 (0.074%) Varnish
10 6 (0.074%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.061%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (0.049%) BitLocker
12 4 (0.049%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.037%) vCloud
14 2 (0.025%) Firmware
14 2 (0.025%) NDS
Systems Management
1 112 (1.37%) SCCM
2 89 (1.09%) AirWatch
3 73 (0.90%) Puppet
4 61 (0.75%) Ansible
5 48 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (0.33%) Kubernetes
7 14 (0.17%) HockeyApp
8 11 (0.13%) Graphite
8 11 (0.13%) Microsoft Intune
9 10 (0.12%) Nagios
10 8 (0.098%) Salt
11 6 (0.074%) Icinga
11 6 (0.074%) Mesos
11 6 (0.074%) SCOM
11 6 (0.074%) WSUS
12 5 (0.061%) cPanel
13 4 (0.049%) BladeLogic
13 4 (0.049%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (0.049%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 3 (0.037%) Control-M
Vendors
1 926 (11.36%) Adobe
2 762 (9.35%) Microsoft
3 349 (4.28%) Google
4 254 (3.12%) Oracle
5 165 (2.02%) SAP
6 164 (2.01%) Apple
7 163 (2.00%) VMware
8 135 (1.66%) Citrix
9 109 (1.34%) ServiceNow
10 106 (1.30%) Sitecore
10 106 (1.30%) Xamarin
11 99 (1.21%) AppSense
12 93 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
13 89 (1.09%) McAfee
14 84 (1.03%) Tableau
15 73 (0.90%) Sybase
16 64 (0.79%) Splunk
17 63 (0.77%) IBM
18 59 (0.72%) CA Agile Central
19 55 (0.67%) Perforce