Period
to 12 August 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 3 months to 12 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK
3 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 51 53
Rank change year-on-year -11 +2 +14
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 977 3,461 3,964
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.41% 4.97% 4.79%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 11.48% 12.73% 12.12%
Number of salaries quoted 935 2,831 3,150
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 £84,350 £85,000 £77,500
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 8,507 27,188 32,719
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.42% 39.07% 39.50%
Number of salaries quoted 6,728 20,473 25,182
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 3 months to 12 August 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 3 months to 12 August 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 908 £52,500 - 410
UK excluding London +1 580 £45,000 - 295
London -27 367 £65,000 +4.00% 130
North of England +9 246 £42,500 - 111
North West -3 145 £45,000 +5.88% 62
Work from Home +18 141 £50,000 -16.67% 58
South East +3 121 £55,000 +4.76% 62
Yorkshire +88 88 £40,000 -5.88% 29
Midlands -9 72 £36,500 -14.12% 41
South West +4 63 £47,500 +5.56% 27
West Midlands -18 45 £36,500 -14.12% 22
East of England -1 35 £37,500 -28.57% 35
East Midlands +15 27 £37,500 -16.67% 19
Wales +9 23 £47,500 +18.75% 11
Scotland -10 17 £35,000 -24.73% 8
North East +19 13 £32,500 -7.14% 20
Northern Ireland +11 4 £47,500 +26.67% 2
Isle of Man - 2 £27,500 -

For the 6 months to 12 August 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 1,475 (46.78%) Agile Software Development
2 1,216 (38.57%) JavaScript
3 1,029 (32.64%) CSS
4 1,001 (31.75%) HTML
5 617 (19.57%) Front End Development
6 553 (17.54%) React
7 532 (16.87%) Finance
8 523 (16.59%) AngularJS
9 489 (15.51%) Git (software)
10 463 (14.68%) Wireframes
11 409 (12.97%) Scrum
12 389 (12.34%) HTML5
13 376 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
14 367 (11.64%) .NET
15 363 (11.51%) Software Engineering
16 341 (10.82%) C#
17 332 (10.53%) PHP
18 325 (10.31%) Web Development
19 324 (10.28%) E-Commerce
20 309 (9.80%) Analytics
21 307 (9.74%) DevOps
22 306 (9.71%) Degree
23 304 (9.64%) Node.js
24 300 (9.51%) Marketing
25 294 (9.32%) Azure
25 294 (9.32%) Java
26 292 (9.26%) QA
27 284 (9.01%) Mobile App
28 279 (8.85%) TypeScript
29 278 (8.82%) AWS

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
1 142 (4.50%) CMS
2 68 (2.16%) Confluence
3 60 (1.90%) WordPress
4 51 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
5 45 (1.43%) SharePoint
6 28 (0.89%) Apache Spark
7 25 (0.79%) Apache
8 21 (0.67%) Umbraco
9 18 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
10 15 (0.48%) nginx
11 12 (0.38%) IIS
12 10 (0.32%) Liferay
13 9 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 9 (0.29%) EPiServer
14 8 (0.25%) Drupal
15 7 (0.22%) Kentico
15 7 (0.22%) OpenStack
16 6 (0.19%) Headless CMS
17 4 (0.13%) Apache Solr
17 4 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 249 (7.90%) Sketch
2 161 (5.11%) InVision
3 136 (4.31%) Photoshop
4 99 (3.14%) Adobe Illustrator
5 73 (2.32%) Figma
6 56 (1.78%) Adobe XD
7 46 (1.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 42 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
9 41 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
10 26 (0.82%) Zeplin
11 25 (0.79%) Marvel
12 19 (0.60%) OmniGraffle
13 18 (0.57%) InDesign
14 17 (0.54%) Adobe After Effects
14 17 (0.54%) Chatbot
15 16 (0.51%) MS Visio
16 13 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 13 (0.41%) UXPin
17 9 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
18 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 47 (1.49%) Magento
2 16 (0.51%) SAP MM
2 16 (0.51%) SAP SD
3 15 (0.48%) Shopify
4 11 (0.35%) SAP S/4HANA
5 9 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.25%) WebTrends
7 7 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
8 6 (0.19%) Oracle CRM
9 4 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
10 3 (0.095%) BigMachines
10 3 (0.095%) Distributed Ledger
10 3 (0.095%) Oracle General Ledger
10 3 (0.095%) Oracle Internet Expenses
10 3 (0.095%) Oracle iProcurement
10 3 (0.095%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (0.063%) Elite 3E
11 2 (0.063%) Oracle CRM On Demand
11 2 (0.063%) Remedy ITSM
11 2 (0.063%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 294 (9.32%) Azure
2 278 (8.82%) AWS
3 256 (8.12%) SaaS
4 85 (2.70%) GCP
4 85 (2.70%) Slack
5 80 (2.54%) Serverless
6 74 (2.35%) Office 365
7 71 (2.25%) GitHub
8 60 (1.90%) PaaS
9 56 (1.78%) npm
10 52 (1.65%) Power Platform
11 44 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
11 44 (1.40%) Dropbox
12 42 (1.33%) Google Analytics
13 37 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
14 36 (1.14%) IaaS
15 34 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Cloud
16 26 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
17 25 (0.79%) Amazon S3
18 15 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 98 (3.11%) Internet
2 20 (0.63%) DNS
2 20 (0.63%) Firewall
2 20 (0.63%) TCP/IP
3 18 (0.57%) Wireless
4 15 (0.48%) Broadband
4 15 (0.48%) Intranet
5 14 (0.44%) HTTP
6 12 (0.38%) VoIP
7 11 (0.35%) Skype
8 10 (0.32%) Network Security
9 8 (0.25%) DHCP
9 8 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (0.22%) MQTT
10 7 (0.22%) SMS
11 6 (0.19%) Bluetooth
12 4 (0.13%) LAN
12 4 (0.13%) SNMP
12 4 (0.13%) SSL
12 4 (0.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (5.52%) MySQL
2 164 (5.20%) SQL Server
3 107 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 74 (2.35%) NoSQL
5 65 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
6 64 (2.03%) Big Data
7 52 (1.65%) MongoDB
8 45 (1.43%) Power BI
9 33 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
9 33 (1.05%) Redis
10 17 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 16 (0.51%) Blockchain
12 15 (0.48%) MS Access
13 14 (0.44%) Hadoop
14 12 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
15 11 (0.35%) BigQuery
15 11 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (0.32%) MariaDB
16 10 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 489 (15.51%) Git (software)
2 203 (6.44%) JIRA
3 136 (4.31%) webpack
4 85 (2.70%) Axure RP
5 80 (2.54%) Jenkins
6 68 (2.16%) Selenium
7 65 (2.06%) gulp
8 61 (1.93%) Grunt
9 50 (1.59%) Subversion
10 47 (1.49%) Babel
11 45 (1.43%) Balsamiq
12 35 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
13 33 (1.05%) Jasmine
13 33 (1.05%) Xcode
14 30 (0.95%) Bitbucket
15 28 (0.89%) TeamCity
16 22 (0.70%) Gradle
17 21 (0.67%) Karma Test Runner
17 21 (0.67%) Mocha
17 21 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 532 (16.87%) Finance
2 300 (9.51%) Marketing
3 189 (5.99%) Retail
4 85 (2.70%) Banking
5 81 (2.57%) Public Sector
6 78 (2.47%) Games
7 37 (1.17%) Advertising
8 36 (1.14%) Telecoms
9 34 (1.08%) Legal
10 30 (0.95%) Law
11 29 (0.92%) Publishing
12 25 (0.79%) Back Office
13 21 (0.67%) Manufacturing
14 17 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (0.51%) Automotive
16 15 (0.48%) Local Government
17 14 (0.44%) Retail Banking
18 11 (0.35%) Electronics
18 11 (0.35%) Front Office
19 10 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,362 (43.20%) Developer
2 567 (17.98%) Designer
3 496 (15.73%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 438 (13.89%) UX Designer
5 266 (8.44%) Senior Developer
6 212 (6.72%) UI Designer
7 192 (6.09%) UI/UX Designer
8 166 (5.26%) React Developer
9 154 (4.88%) Product Manager
10 139 (4.41%) Full Stack Developer
11 138 (4.38%) Analyst
12 134 (4.25%) JavaScript Developer
13 129 (4.09%) Senior Designer
14 110 (3.49%) Software Engineer
14 110 (3.49%) Web Developer
15 106 (3.36%) Senior Front-End Developer
16 96 (3.04%) PHP Developer
17 91 (2.89%) .NET Developer
18 89 (2.82%) C# Developer
19 88 (2.79%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,029 (32.64%) CSS
2 1,001 (31.75%) HTML
3 553 (17.54%) React
4 523 (16.59%) AngularJS
5 389 (12.34%) HTML5
6 367 (11.64%) .NET
7 304 (9.64%) Node.js
8 274 (8.69%) Sass
9 264 (8.37%) CSS3
10 231 (7.33%) Vue.js
11 229 (7.26%) jQuery
12 185 (5.87%) REST
13 184 (5.84%) RESTful
14 182 (5.77%) Redux
15 131 (4.15%) Web Services
16 112 (3.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 97 (3.08%) .NET Core
18 94 (2.98%) React Native
19 88 (2.79%) LESS
20 79 (2.51%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 284 (9.01%) Mobile App
2 235 (7.45%) Analytical Skills
3 125 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
4 118 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
5 96 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
6 76 (2.41%) Algorithms
7 57 (1.81%) Data Structures
8 45 (1.43%) Hedge funds
9 40 (1.27%) Animation
10 31 (0.98%) Virtual Team
11 30 (0.95%) Derivative
12 29 (0.92%) Social Media
13 28 (0.89%) Graphic Design
14 27 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
15 25 (0.79%) Management Information System
16 22 (0.70%) FMCG
17 16 (0.51%) Blog
17 16 (0.51%) Internet of Things
17 16 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
18 14 (0.44%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 230 (7.29%) Apple iOS
2 203 (6.44%) Android
3 137 (4.35%) Linux
4 135 (4.28%) Windows
5 41 (1.30%) Unix
6 38 (1.21%) Windows 10
7 35 (1.11%) Windows Server
8 15 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.32%) Mac OS
9 10 (0.32%) Ubuntu
10 7 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (0.16%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.095%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.063%) Android TV
13 2 (0.063%) CentOS
13 2 (0.063%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.063%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.063%) tvOS
13 2 (0.063%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.032%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,475 (46.78%) Agile Software Development
2 617 (19.57%) Front End Development
3 463 (14.68%) Wireframes
4 409 (12.97%) Scrum
5 376 (11.93%) Problem-Solving
6 363 (11.51%) Software Engineering
7 325 (10.31%) Web Development
8 324 (10.28%) E-Commerce
9 309 (9.80%) Analytics
10 307 (9.74%) DevOps
11 262 (8.31%) TDD
12 245 (7.77%) Prototyping
13 241 (7.64%) Test Automation
14 235 (7.45%) User Stories
15 231 (7.33%) Fintech
16 222 (7.04%) Mentoring
17 213 (6.76%) Computer Science
18 190 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
19 180 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
20 170 (5.39%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
Programming Languages
1 1,216 (38.57%) JavaScript
2 341 (10.82%) C#
3 332 (10.53%) PHP
4 294 (9.32%) Java
5 279 (8.85%) TypeScript
6 275 (8.72%) SQL
7 233 (7.39%) Python
8 154 (4.88%) ES6
9 85 (2.70%) Apple Swift
10 80 (2.54%) C++
11 64 (2.03%) C
12 63 (2.00%) Objective-C
13 60 (1.90%) PowerShell
14 55 (1.74%) Kotlin
15 43 (1.36%) Ruby
16 33 (1.05%) R
17 31 (0.98%) Bash Shell
18 26 (0.82%) VB.NET
19 24 (0.76%) ES7
20 23 (0.73%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 306 (9.71%) Degree
2 105 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 54 (1.71%) Security Cleared
4 40 (1.27%) SC Cleared
5 29 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
6 19 (0.60%) Master's Degree
7 15 (0.48%) PhD
8 13 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.35%) CISSP
9 11 (0.35%) PMI Certification
10 10 (0.32%) CISM
10 10 (0.32%) PMP
11 9 (0.29%) DV Cleared
11 9 (0.29%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.25%) DBS Check
12 8 (0.25%) ISEB
13 6 (0.19%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (0.16%) SAP Certification
15 4 (0.13%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 292 (9.26%) QA
2 21 (0.67%) SLA
3 19 (0.60%) GDPR
4 9 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.22%) NIST
6 5 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.16%) WCAG
7 4 (0.13%) PMO
8 3 (0.095%) Actionable Recommendations
8 3 (0.095%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.063%) HL7
10 1 (0.032%) COBIT
System Software
1 216 (6.85%) Docker
2 64 (2.03%) Active Directory
3 30 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (0.60%) Hyper-V
5 10 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (0.32%) XenDesktop
6 9 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (0.29%) XenApp
7 8 (0.25%) Firmware
8 5 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.063%) ACF2
9 2 (0.063%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.063%) RACF
9 2 (0.063%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.032%) KVM
10 1 (0.032%) NDS
10 1 (0.032%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.032%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.032%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 125 (3.96%) Kubernetes
2 49 (1.55%) Ansible
3 44 (1.40%) SCCM
4 37 (1.17%) Terraform
5 34 (1.08%) Puppet
6 31 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (0.38%) Grafana
9 8 (0.25%) Kibana
10 6 (0.19%) SCOM
11 5 (0.16%) Jamf Pro
12 4 (0.13%) Docker Swarm
12 4 (0.13%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.13%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.13%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.095%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.095%) NetIQ Identity Manager
14 2 (0.063%) MIIS
14 2 (0.063%) SCSM
14 2 (0.063%) WSUS
Vendors
1 246 (7.80%) Adobe
2 234 (7.42%) Microsoft
3 155 (4.92%) Google
4 61 (1.93%) Apple
5 53 (1.68%) SAP
6 44 (1.40%) CrowdStrike
7 41 (1.30%) Oracle
8 36 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
9 34 (1.08%) VMware
10 24 (0.76%) Sitecore
11 20 (0.63%) Citrix
12 19 (0.60%) Atlassian
13 15 (0.48%) IBM
14 14 (0.44%) Tableau
15 13 (0.41%) Xamarin
16 11 (0.35%) Hotjar
17 10 (0.32%) HP
18 9 (0.29%) BT
18 9 (0.29%) WooCommerce
19 8 (0.25%) Mapbox