Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 68 71
Rank change year-on-year +11 +3 +15
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 8,450 7,637 8,178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.86% 4.41% 4.06%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.22% 10.29% 9.31%
Number of salaries quoted 6,384 6,038 6,742
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £78,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +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 75,344 74,192 87,835
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.35% 42.87% 43.61%
Number of salaries quoted 58,448 59,082 71,256
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -3.06% +5.38%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +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 24 June 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 24 June 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 +13 8,013 £50,000 - 1,350
UK excluding London +16 4,464 £45,000 +12.50% 864
London +2 3,872 £60,000 +9.09% 567
South East +33 1,447 £45,000 +5.88% 213
North of England +4 1,002 £40,000 +6.67% 263
South West +10 616 £47,500 +16.56% 93
Midlands +9 536 £40,000 +6.67% 119
East of England +38 533 £50,000 +8.11% 95
North West -1 532 £40,000 -5.88% 160
Yorkshire +16 402 £40,000 +14.29% 89
West Midlands +27 342 £42,500 +6.25% 65
Scotland -5 256 £42,500 +6.25% 45
East Midlands -12 194 £37,500 +7.14% 54
Wales +20 124 £45,000 +5.88% 25
North East -3 68 £40,000 +23.08% 14
Northern Ireland -12 4 £38,750 +10.71% 10

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 4,302 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
2 3,375 (39.94%) JavaScript
3 3,237 (38.31%) HTML
4 3,078 (36.43%) CSS
5 1,647 (19.49%) AngularJS
6 1,455 (17.22%) HTML5
7 1,427 (16.89%) Front End Development
8 1,389 (16.44%) Scrum
9 1,381 (16.34%) Finance
10 1,301 (15.40%) Java
11 1,290 (15.27%) Degree
12 1,210 (14.32%) Git (software)
13 1,204 (14.25%) C#
14 1,173 (13.88%) Wireframes
15 1,169 (13.83%) Web Development
16 1,167 (13.81%) .NET
17 1,158 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
18 1,155 (13.67%) jQuery
19 1,142 (13.51%) TDD
20 1,093 (12.93%) SQL
21 1,092 (12.92%) React
22 1,049 (12.41%) CSS3
23 1,016 (12.02%) Analytics
24 954 (11.29%) Software Engineering
25 900 (10.65%) Marketing
26 885 (10.47%) MVC
27 868 (10.27%) Mobile App
28 831 (9.83%) Adobe
29 809 (9.57%) E-Commerce
29 809 (9.57%) 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
1 478 (5.66%) CMS
2 208 (2.46%) SharePoint
3 183 (2.17%) WordPress
4 179 (2.12%) Confluence
5 103 (1.22%) Apache
6 98 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
7 90 (1.07%) Tomcat
8 86 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
9 84 (0.99%) Umbraco
10 77 (0.91%) EPiServer
11 76 (0.90%) Apache Spark
12 71 (0.84%) Drupal
13 70 (0.83%) IIS
14 56 (0.66%) Marvel
15 45 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
16 44 (0.52%) Mule
17 43 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
18 41 (0.49%) nginx
19 40 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
20 32 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 555 (6.57%) Photoshop
2 422 (4.99%) Adobe Illustrator
3 350 (4.14%) InVision
4 271 (3.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 199 (2.36%) OmniGraffle
6 107 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
7 79 (0.93%) InDesign
8 74 (0.88%) UXPin
9 67 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
10 47 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 45 (0.53%) Adobe After Effects
12 37 (0.44%) MS Visio
13 31 (0.37%) InfoPath
14 27 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
15 21 (0.25%) Adobe Premiere
16 20 (0.24%) Chatbot
17 17 (0.20%) Fireworks
18 16 (0.19%) Pixate
19 14 (0.17%) GIMP
20 12 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 116 (1.37%) Magento
2 69 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 47 (0.56%) Eloqua
4 33 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
4 33 (0.39%) SAP Hybris
5 19 (0.22%) Shopify
6 11 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 9 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.095%) Maximo
9 8 (0.095%) SAP BPC
10 7 (0.083%) SAP S/4HANA
10 7 (0.083%) WebTrends
11 5 (0.059%) BPCS
11 5 (0.059%) OpenCart
11 5 (0.059%) Unit4 Business World
12 4 (0.047%) BusinessWorks
12 4 (0.047%) CiviCRM
12 4 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
12 4 (0.047%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 665 (7.87%) Amazon AWS
2 559 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 305 (3.61%) SaaS
4 262 (3.10%) Office 365
5 217 (2.57%) npm
6 192 (2.27%) GitHub
7 180 (2.13%) Google Analytics
8 152 (1.80%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 130 (1.54%) IaaS
10 128 (1.51%) PaaS
11 84 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
12 83 (0.98%) Adobe Analytics
13 65 (0.77%) Serverless
14 64 (0.76%) Slack
15 47 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
16 43 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
17 39 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
18 35 (0.41%) Trello
19 29 (0.34%) AdWords
20 25 (0.30%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 170 (2.01%) Internet
2 163 (1.93%) HTTP
3 106 (1.25%) Wireless
4 70 (0.83%) Firewall
5 66 (0.78%) DNS
6 44 (0.52%) SSL
7 38 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
8 37 (0.44%) Intranet
9 34 (0.40%) Skype
10 33 (0.39%) TCP/IP
11 30 (0.36%) SAN
12 28 (0.33%) VPN
13 27 (0.32%) SMS
14 26 (0.31%) Broadband
14 26 (0.31%) DAB
15 24 (0.28%) VoIP
16 20 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (0.22%) Reverse Proxy
18 18 (0.21%) Network Security
19 14 (0.17%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 649 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 368 (4.36%) Big Data
3 351 (4.15%) MySQL
4 324 (3.83%) NoSQL
5 251 (2.97%) MongoDB
6 154 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
7 146 (1.73%) Relational Database
8 127 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
9 125 (1.48%) Hadoop
10 92 (1.09%) Blockchain
11 80 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 76 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 71 (0.84%) Power BI
14 55 (0.65%) Apache Hive
15 50 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
16 48 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 47 (0.56%) Couchbase
18 44 (0.52%) Redis
19 41 (0.49%) Cosmos DB
19 41 (0.49%) Impala
Development Applications
1 1,210 (14.32%) Git (software)
2 556 (6.58%) JIRA
3 421 (4.98%) Axure RP
4 372 (4.40%) gulp
5 343 (4.06%) Jenkins
5 343 (4.06%) Selenium
6 302 (3.57%) Visual Studio
7 277 (3.28%) webpack
8 256 (3.03%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 247 (2.92%) Grunt
10 228 (2.70%) Subversion
11 216 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
12 177 (2.09%) Jasmine
13 159 (1.88%) Mocha
14 154 (1.82%) TeamCity
15 152 (1.80%) Bitbucket
16 145 (1.72%) Maven
17 136 (1.61%) JUnit
18 124 (1.47%) Gradle
19 112 (1.33%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 1,381 (16.34%) Finance
2 900 (10.65%) Marketing
3 574 (6.79%) Retail
4 355 (4.20%) Banking
5 340 (4.02%) Games
6 279 (3.30%) Advertising
7 139 (1.64%) Electronics
8 136 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 118 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 98 (1.16%) Legal
11 81 (0.96%) Investment Banking
12 79 (0.93%) Law
13 76 (0.90%) Financial Institution
14 74 (0.88%) Publishing
15 71 (0.84%) Front Office
16 45 (0.53%) Back Office
17 29 (0.34%) Retail Banking
18 28 (0.33%) Multimedia
18 28 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
19 26 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3,700 (43.79%) Developer
2 1,472 (17.42%) Designer
3 1,114 (13.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1,042 (12.33%) UX Designer
5 587 (6.95%) Senior Developer
6 549 (6.50%) Analyst
7 523 (6.19%) JavaScript Developer
8 450 (5.33%) .NET Developer
9 446 (5.28%) UI Designer
10 428 (5.07%) Web Developer
11 413 (4.89%) C# Developer
12 361 (4.27%) Software Engineer
13 336 (3.98%) Full Stack Developer
14 335 (3.96%) UI/UX Designer
15 323 (3.82%) Product Manager
16 301 (3.56%) Senior Designer
17 283 (3.35%) UI Developer
18 269 (3.18%) Architect
19 268 (3.17%) Business Analyst
20 267 (3.16%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,237 (38.31%) HTML
2 3,078 (36.43%) CSS
3 1,647 (19.49%) AngularJS
4 1,455 (17.22%) HTML5
5 1,167 (13.81%) .NET
6 1,155 (13.67%) jQuery
7 1,092 (12.92%) React
8 1,049 (12.41%) CSS3
9 809 (9.57%) Node.js
10 775 (9.17%) Sass
11 608 (7.20%) Web Services
12 593 (7.02%) ASP.NET
13 583 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 572 (6.77%) REST
15 558 (6.60%) RESTful
16 389 (4.60%) ASP.NET MVC
17 379 (4.49%) LESS
18 360 (4.26%) JSON
19 306 (3.62%) Redux
20 303 (3.59%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 868 (10.27%) Mobile App
2 728 (8.62%) Analytical Skills
3 558 (6.60%) Computer Science
4 393 (4.65%) Fintech
5 327 (3.87%) Greenfield Project
6 306 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
7 221 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
8 179 (2.12%) Graphic Design
9 140 (1.66%) Management Information System
10 135 (1.60%) Social Media
11 133 (1.57%) Algorithms
12 116 (1.37%) Data Structures
13 99 (1.17%) Virtual Team
14 94 (1.11%) Smartphone
15 66 (0.78%) Animation
15 66 (0.78%) NHS
16 52 (0.62%) Minimum Viable Product
17 51 (0.60%) Cloud Native
18 50 (0.59%) Life Science
19 49 (0.58%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 662 (7.83%) Android
2 619 (7.33%) Apple iOS
3 510 (6.04%) Linux
4 395 (4.67%) Windows
5 79 (0.93%) Unix
6 75 (0.89%) Windows 10
7 68 (0.80%) Windows Server
8 41 (0.49%) Windows 7
9 31 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 16 (0.19%) Windows 8
12 14 (0.17%) Mac OS
13 13 (0.15%) Debian
14 11 (0.13%) Nucleus RTOS
14 11 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (0.12%) Windows Mobile
16 8 (0.095%) CentOS
16 8 (0.095%) Solaris
17 4 (0.047%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.047%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,302 (50.91%) Agile Software Development
2 1,427 (16.89%) Front End Development
3 1,389 (16.44%) Scrum
4 1,173 (13.88%) Wireframes
5 1,169 (13.83%) Web Development
6 1,158 (13.70%) Problem-Solving
7 1,142 (13.51%) TDD
8 1,016 (12.02%) Analytics
9 954 (11.29%) Software Engineering
10 885 (10.47%) MVC
11 809 (9.57%) E-Commerce
12 768 (9.09%) Prototyping
13 716 (8.47%) Test Automation
14 641 (7.59%) Responsive Web Design
15 637 (7.54%) BDD
16 622 (7.36%) Continuous Integration
17 577 (6.83%) User Stories
18 566 (6.70%) Mentoring
19 540 (6.39%) DevOps
20 538 (6.37%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3,375 (39.94%) JavaScript
2 1,301 (15.40%) Java
3 1,204 (14.25%) C#
4 1,093 (12.93%) SQL
5 674 (7.98%) PHP
6 535 (6.33%) Python
7 312 (3.69%) ES6
8 288 (3.41%) C++
9 233 (2.76%) TypeScript
10 212 (2.51%) Objective-C
10 212 (2.51%) Ruby
11 208 (2.46%) Apple Swift
12 168 (1.99%) C
13 134 (1.59%) Scala
14 132 (1.56%) T-SQL
15 128 (1.51%) PowerShell
16 95 (1.12%) Java 8
17 82 (0.97%) Go
18 72 (0.85%) Kotlin
19 67 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1,290 (15.27%) Degree
2 234 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 116 (1.37%) Security Cleared
4 114 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 81 (0.96%) Master's Degree
6 49 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
7 47 (0.56%) SAFe Agilist
8 46 (0.54%) ISEB
9 41 (0.49%) ISTQB
10 36 (0.43%) MCSE
11 34 (0.40%) PhD
11 34 (0.40%) SC Cleared
12 29 (0.34%) PMI Certification
13 27 (0.32%) MCSA
14 26 (0.31%) PMP
15 22 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
15 22 (0.26%) MCSD
16 21 (0.25%) DV Cleared
16 21 (0.25%) Numerate Degree
17 20 (0.24%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 616 (7.29%) QA
2 99 (1.17%) SLA
3 38 (0.45%) WCAG
4 28 (0.33%) PMO
5 27 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 24 (0.28%) GDPR
7 18 (0.21%) PSD2
8 15 (0.18%) GCP
9 10 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (0.11%) PCI DSS
11 7 (0.083%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (0.071%) Actionable Recommendations
13 4 (0.047%) WAI
14 2 (0.024%) ISO 9001
15 1 (0.012%) MiFID
15 1 (0.012%) P3O
15 1 (0.012%) Section 508
System Software
1 253 (2.99%) Docker
2 179 (2.12%) Active Directory
3 109 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 55 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 54 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
6 52 (0.62%) XenDesktop
7 47 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
8 42 (0.50%) XenApp
9 37 (0.44%) Hyper-V
10 25 (0.30%) Apache Flume
10 25 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (0.19%) BitLocker
12 15 (0.18%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.095%) Firmware
14 7 (0.083%) vSphere
15 6 (0.071%) VMware NSX
16 4 (0.047%) HDFS
16 4 (0.047%) Virtual Servers
17 3 (0.036%) ACF2
17 3 (0.036%) RACF
Systems Management
1 78 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
2 69 (0.82%) SCCM
3 65 (0.77%) HockeyApp
4 57 (0.67%) Kubernetes
5 51 (0.60%) Puppet
6 42 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
6 42 (0.50%) SCOrch
7 41 (0.49%) Ansible
7 41 (0.49%) Terraform
8 38 (0.45%) SCVMM
9 37 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 37 (0.44%) SCDPM
9 37 (0.44%) SCSM
10 26 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
11 18 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
12 17 (0.20%) vCenter Server
13 12 (0.14%) SmoothWall
14 11 (0.13%) Marathon
14 11 (0.13%) SCOM
15 10 (0.12%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 831 (9.83%) Adobe
2 744 (8.80%) Microsoft
3 513 (6.07%) Google
4 229 (2.71%) Oracle
5 193 (2.28%) Apple
6 136 (1.61%) Sitecore
7 131 (1.55%) Atlassian
8 126 (1.49%) VMware
9 114 (1.35%) SAP
10 105 (1.24%) Xamarin
11 96 (1.14%) Twitter
12 94 (1.11%) Capita
13 92 (1.09%) Tableau
14 75 (0.89%) Citrix
15 74 (0.88%) Alias
16 69 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
17 59 (0.70%) hybris
18 57 (0.67%) Splunk
19 56 (0.66%) Optimizely
20 49 (0.58%) Omniture