Period
to 16 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for User-Centered Design (UCD) skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited User-Centered Design (UCD) over the 6 months to 16 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User-Centered Design (UCD)
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 647 600 634
Rank change year-on-year -47 +34 +105
Permanent jobs citing User-Centered Design (UCD) 458 690 648
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.42% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.46% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 255 340 491
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £52,500
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,225 £29,500
90th Percentile £77,480 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,250 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +20.00%

User-Centered Design (UCD) is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 126,569 151,173 161,924
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.13% 91.79% 92.33%
Number of salaries quoted 99,490 120,358 127,829
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

User-Centered Design (UCD)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing User-Centered Design (UCD) as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for User-Centered Design (UCD) in the UK

User-Centered Design (UCD)
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing User-Centered Design (UCD).

Salary trend for User-Centered Design (UCD) in the UK

User-Centered Design (UCD)
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing User-Centered Design (UCD) over the 6 months to 16 October 2019.

Salary histogram for User-Centered Design (UCD) in the UK

User-Centered Design (UCD)
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing User-Centered Design (UCD) within the UK over the 6 months to 16 October 2019. 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 -55 433 £52,958 +0.87% 88
London -50 257 £55,000 - 36
UK excluding London +28 194 £46,250 -2.63% 57
Midlands +53 54 £45,000 - 13
North of England +10 53 £45,000 - 16
West Midlands +52 47 £48,000 -1.54% 8
South East +17 35 £47,500 -7.77% 10
North West +29 28 £52,958 +25.22% 9
Scotland +22 18 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Yorkshire -16 18 £39,087 -28.93% 3
East of England +73 16 £50,000 +20.48% 3
South West -10 14 £52,000 +48.57% 10
North East +20 7 £40,000 -5.42% 4
Wales +19 4 £42,500 - 2
East Midlands +24 2 £40,000 -5.88% 5

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, IT jobs citing User-Centered Design (UCD) 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-Centered Design (UCD).

1 330 (72.05%) User Experience
2 298 (65.07%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (34.50%) Wireframes
4 146 (31.88%) Prototyping
5 142 (31.00%) Sketch
6 126 (27.51%) InVision
7 110 (24.02%) Adobe
8 92 (20.09%) CSS
9 85 (18.56%) HTML
10 82 (17.90%) Problem-Solving
11 80 (17.47%) Axure RP
11 80 (17.47%) Degree
12 74 (16.16%) Usability Testing
13 71 (15.50%) Service Design
13 71 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
14 65 (14.19%) JavaScript
15 64 (13.97%) Finance
16 62 (13.54%) Responsive Web Design
17 61 (13.32%) Mentoring
18 60 (13.10%) Scrum
19 56 (12.23%) Marketing
19 56 (12.23%) Workshop Facilitation
20 55 (12.01%) Design Thinking
20 55 (12.01%) DevOps
21 52 (11.35%) Analytics
21 52 (11.35%) User Stories
22 47 (10.26%) Open Source
22 47 (10.26%) Public Sector
22 47 (10.26%) Decision-Making
23 41 (8.95%) Qualitative Research

User-Centered Design (UCD)
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 26 (5.68%) CMS
2 12 (2.62%) Drupal
2 12 (2.62%) Sitecore CMS
3 9 (1.97%) Confluence
4 5 (1.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.44%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 142 (31.00%) Sketch
2 126 (27.51%) InVision
3 38 (8.30%) OmniGraffle
4 26 (5.68%) Photoshop
5 20 (4.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 20 (4.37%) Marvel
6 19 (4.15%) Zeplin
7 17 (3.71%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (2.18%) Flinto
9 9 (1.97%) Figma
10 6 (1.31%) Adobe XD
10 6 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
10 6 (1.31%) UserZoom
11 2 (0.44%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.44%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 40 (8.73%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 37 (8.08%) Azure
3 32 (6.99%) AWS
4 22 (4.80%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (3.71%) GitHub
6 16 (3.49%) GCP
7 7 (1.53%) SaaS
8 6 (1.31%) BlazeMeter
9 5 (1.09%) Office 365
10 4 (0.87%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.66%) npm
11 3 (0.66%) Slack
12 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.22%) Yammer
12 1 (0.22%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.09%) Firewall
1 5 (1.09%) VPN
2 4 (0.87%) Internet
2 4 (0.87%) Intranet
3 2 (0.44%) Broadband
3 2 (0.44%) Skype
4 1 (0.22%) Extranet
4 1 (0.22%) GoToMeeting
4 1 (0.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.49%) NoSQL
2 4 (0.87%) Blockchain
2 4 (0.87%) Redis
3 3 (0.66%) Big Data
4 2 (0.44%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.22%) MySQL
5 1 (0.22%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.22%) QlikView
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.22%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 80 (17.47%) Axure RP
2 36 (7.86%) Jenkins
3 33 (7.21%) Git (software)
4 28 (6.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 23 (5.02%) GitLab
6 13 (2.84%) JIRA
7 8 (1.75%) Balsamiq
7 8 (1.75%) Selenium
8 7 (1.53%) JMeter
8 7 (1.53%) webpack
9 6 (1.31%) git-flow
10 5 (1.09%) gulp
10 5 (1.09%) Hudson
10 5 (1.09%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.22%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.22%) Grunt
11 1 (0.22%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.22%) Zephyr
General
1 64 (13.97%) Finance
2 56 (12.23%) Marketing
3 47 (10.26%) Public Sector
4 39 (8.52%) Banking
5 27 (5.90%) Retail
6 21 (4.59%) Legal
7 16 (3.49%) Publishing
8 12 (2.62%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.09%) Games
9 5 (1.09%) Local Government
10 4 (0.87%) Advertising
10 4 (0.87%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.44%) Electronics
11 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.44%) German Language
11 2 (0.44%) Law
11 2 (0.44%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.44%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 243 (53.06%) Designer
2 174 (37.99%) UX Designer
3 70 (15.28%) UI Designer
4 50 (10.92%) Senior Designer
5 47 (10.26%) UI/UX Designer
6 35 (7.64%) User Researcher
7 31 (6.77%) DevOps Engineer
8 28 (6.11%) Senior UX Designer
9 27 (5.90%) Developer
10 23 (5.02%) Interaction Designer
10 23 (5.02%) Senior UI Designer
11 22 (4.80%) User Experience Researcher
12 18 (3.93%) Content Designer
13 17 (3.71%) Analyst
13 17 (3.71%) Lead Designer
14 16 (3.49%) AWS DevOps
14 16 (3.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 16 (3.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 16 (3.49%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 16 (3.49%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (20.09%) CSS
2 85 (18.56%) HTML
3 31 (6.77%) HTML5
4 28 (6.11%) Elastic Stack
5 25 (5.46%) CSS3
6 17 (3.71%) React
7 12 (2.62%) AngularJS
8 7 (1.53%) Vue.js
8 7 (1.53%) Web Services
9 6 (1.31%) REST
10 5 (1.09%) Sass
11 4 (0.87%) jQuery
11 4 (0.87%) Memcached
11 4 (0.87%) Node.js
11 4 (0.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 3 (0.66%) Framer.js
12 3 (0.66%) Jest
12 3 (0.66%) LESS
12 3 (0.66%) RESTful
13 2 (0.44%) Bulma
Miscellaneous
1 330 (72.05%) User Experience
2 71 (15.50%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.46%) Mobile App
4 23 (5.02%) IVR
5 16 (3.49%) Public Cloud
6 13 (2.84%) Graphic Design
7 12 (2.62%) Enterprise Cloud
8 8 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.53%) Blog
9 7 (1.53%) NHS
10 6 (1.31%) iPad
11 5 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.09%) Social Media
11 5 (1.09%) Video on Demand
12 4 (0.87%) Life Science
13 3 (0.66%) Learning Management System
14 2 (0.44%) FMCG
14 2 (0.44%) Internet of Things
14 2 (0.44%) Smart Energy
15 1 (0.22%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 30 (6.55%) Linux
2 25 (5.46%) Android
3 23 (5.02%) Apple iOS
4 18 (3.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (3.71%) CentOS
6 7 (1.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (65.07%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (34.50%) Wireframes
3 146 (31.88%) Prototyping
4 82 (17.90%) Problem-Solving
5 74 (16.16%) Usability Testing
6 71 (15.50%) Service Design
7 62 (13.54%) Responsive Web Design
8 61 (13.32%) Mentoring
9 60 (13.10%) Scrum
10 56 (12.23%) Workshop Facilitation
11 55 (12.01%) Design Thinking
11 55 (12.01%) DevOps
12 52 (11.35%) Analytics
12 52 (11.35%) User Stories
13 47 (10.26%) Decision-Making
13 47 (10.26%) Open Source
14 41 (8.95%) Qualitative Research
15 40 (8.73%) Product Management
16 39 (8.52%) Microservices
17 37 (8.08%) Psychology
Programming Languages
1 65 (14.19%) JavaScript
2 33 (7.21%) Python
3 30 (6.55%) Ruby
4 19 (4.15%) SQL
5 15 (3.28%) Go
6 14 (3.06%) Java
7 7 (1.53%) C#
7 7 (1.53%) TypeScript
8 6 (1.31%) ES6
9 2 (0.44%) PHP
10 1 (0.22%) C
10 1 (0.22%) R
Qualifications
1 80 (17.47%) Degree
2 9 (1.97%) Master's Degree
3 7 (1.53%) SC Cleared
3 7 (1.53%) Security Cleared
4 6 (1.31%) RHCE
4 6 (1.31%) RHCSA
5 2 (0.44%) ISEB
5 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.22%) CBAP
6 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.62%) QA
2 10 (2.18%) GDPR
3 1 (0.22%) PMO
3 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 31 (6.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 31 (6.77%) Terraform
2 30 (6.55%) Ansible
2 30 (6.55%) Kubernetes
2 30 (6.55%) Puppet
3 28 (6.11%) Docker Swarm
3 28 (6.11%) Grafana
3 28 (6.11%) Packer
4 27 (5.90%) Consul
5 22 (4.80%) Graphite
6 17 (3.71%) Prometheus
7 12 (2.62%) Nagios
7 12 (2.62%) Opsview
8 5 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.09%) Salt
8 5 (1.09%) TeamSite
8 5 (1.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 110 (24.02%) Adobe
2 14 (3.06%) Microsoft
3 12 (2.62%) Sitecore
4 6 (1.31%) MuleSoft
4 6 (1.31%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.09%) Google
5 5 (1.09%) Oracle
5 5 (1.09%) Spotify
6 4 (0.87%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.66%) Capita
7 3 (0.66%) Facebook
7 3 (0.66%) Hotjar
7 3 (0.66%) Twitter
8 2 (0.44%) Instagram
8 2 (0.44%) SAP
8 2 (0.44%) YouTube
9 1 (0.22%) Apple
9 1 (0.22%) Crazy Egg
9 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.22%) Virgin Media