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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 28 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User-Centered Design (UCD)
UK
6 months to
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 405 563 550
Rank change year-on-year +158 -13 +104
Permanent jobs citing User-Centered Design (UCD) 1,501 449 323
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.43% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.45% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 371 288 228
10th Percentile £37,500 £38,200 £34,761
25th Percentile £46,250 £43,095 £41,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £72,847 £67,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,750 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,197 £52,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.14% +8.25% +14.12%

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 168,933 99,030 73,609
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.29% 93.82% 92.91%
Number of salaries quoted 84,101 68,536 59,378
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,500
25th Percentile £44,842 £41,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £91,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £49,674 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.69% +4.58% +5.56%

User-Centered Design (UCD)
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

User-Centered Design (UCD)
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing User-Centered Design (UCD).

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

User-Centered Design (UCD)
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing User-Centered Design (UCD) over the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

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

User-Centered Design (UCD)
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-Centered Design (UCD) within the UK over the 6 months to 28 June 2022. 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
Jobs
England +145 1,267 £60,000 +9.09% 74
London +107 799 £62,500 +4.60% 37
Work from Home +40 628 £60,000 +9.09% 37
UK excluding London +95 514 £55,197 +5.14% 47
North of England -12 147 £59,526 +19.05% 15
Midlands +25 112 £57,500 +21.05% 2
West Midlands +15 85 £60,000 +20.00% 2
South West +21 84 £40,502 -10.00% 10
South East -73 76 £53,750 -2.27% 4
North West -18 69 £48,000 -4.00% 6
Yorkshire -12 64 £66,837 +33.67% 4
East of England -23 61 £81,386 +91.50% 6
East Midlands -9 27 £29,000 -37.25%
Scotland -38 23 £42,450 -39.36% 5
Wales -8 20 £45,000 -10.00% 5
North East -22 14 £35,000 -32.04% 5

For the 6 months to 28 June 2022, 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 1,053 (70.15%) Agile
2 917 (61.09%) User Experience
3 801 (53.36%) User Research
4 634 (42.24%) UX Design
5 482 (32.11%) Wireframes
6 468 (31.18%) Prototyping
7 406 (27.05%) Social Skills
8 401 (26.72%) Interaction Design
9 385 (25.65%) Figma
10 366 (24.38%) Workshop Facilitation
11 344 (22.92%) Accessibility
12 316 (21.05%) Sketch
13 271 (18.05%) UX Research
14 268 (17.85%) CSS
15 262 (17.46%) HTML
15 262 (17.46%) Analytics
16 258 (17.19%) Finance
17 255 (16.99%) Usability Testing
18 253 (16.86%) JavaScript
19 223 (14.86%) Degree
19 223 (14.86%) Service Design
20 222 (14.79%) Adobe
21 217 (14.46%) Product Strategy
21 217 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
22 206 (13.72%) User Stories
23 200 (13.32%) Collaborative Working
24 190 (12.66%) Marketing
25 187 (12.46%) Design Thinking
26 181 (12.06%) Mentoring
27 178 (11.86%) Journey Map

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 53 (3.53%) Confluence
2 30 (2.00%) Apache
3 29 (1.93%) CMS
4 16 (1.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 10 (0.67%) WordPress
6 8 (0.53%) Headless CMS
6 8 (0.53%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.33%) CICS
7 5 (0.33%) nginx
8 4 (0.27%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.067%) Drupal
Applications
1 316 (21.05%) Sketch
2 150 (9.99%) InVision
3 116 (7.73%) Adobe XD
4 71 (4.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 65 (4.33%) Photoshop
6 42 (2.80%) Adobe Illustrator
7 29 (1.93%) OmniGraffle
8 26 (1.73%) Marvel
9 22 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
9 22 (1.47%) Zeplin
10 18 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 16 (1.07%) MS Visio
12 10 (0.67%) Adobe After Effects
12 10 (0.67%) Campfire
12 10 (0.67%) UXPin
13 9 (0.60%) Chatbot
14 7 (0.47%) InDesign
15 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
15 6 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
16 4 (0.27%) Zemax
Business Applications
1 23 (1.53%) Magento
2 11 (0.73%) Odoo
3 8 (0.53%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.067%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 385 (25.65%) Figma
2 83 (5.53%) Miro
2 83 (5.53%) SaaS
3 67 (4.46%) AWS
4 61 (4.06%) Azure
5 35 (2.33%) Google Analytics
6 28 (1.87%) Slack
7 25 (1.67%) Typeform
8 24 (1.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 19 (1.27%) Amplience
9 19 (1.27%) Serverless
10 18 (1.20%) GitHub
11 15 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
11 15 (1.00%) Trello
12 13 (0.87%) Azure DevOps
13 12 (0.80%) WeChat
14 11 (0.73%) PaaS
15 10 (0.67%) Google Sheets
16 9 (0.60%) TestFlight
17 8 (0.53%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.60%) Internet
2 20 (1.33%) Broadband
3 11 (0.73%) Network Security
3 11 (0.73%) Skype
4 5 (0.33%) Bluetooth
5 4 (0.27%) HTTP
5 4 (0.27%) Intranet
5 4 (0.27%) WebEx
6 2 (0.13%) 5G
6 2 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.067%) Firewall
7 1 (0.067%) MPLS
7 1 (0.067%) SD-WAN
7 1 (0.067%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.067%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
2 34 (2.27%) MySQL
3 19 (1.27%) MariaDB
4 16 (1.07%) Big Data
5 13 (0.87%) SQL Server
6 8 (0.53%) Tableau
7 7 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.33%) DB2
8 5 (0.33%) Looker
8 5 (0.33%) Power BI
8 5 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.27%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.20%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.20%) QlikView
11 2 (0.13%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.13%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.13%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 102 (6.80%) Axure RP
2 87 (5.80%) JIRA
3 39 (2.60%) Git (software)
4 29 (1.93%) Jenkins
5 24 (1.60%) Balsamiq
6 17 (1.13%) Bundler
7 12 (0.80%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.47%) SonarQube
8 7 (0.47%) Storybook
9 5 (0.33%) git-flow
9 5 (0.33%) JMeter
9 5 (0.33%) Postman
9 5 (0.33%) Selenium
9 5 (0.33%) SoapUI
9 5 (0.33%) Visual Studio Code
10 4 (0.27%) Codeception
10 4 (0.27%) Grunt
10 4 (0.27%) gulp
10 4 (0.27%) PHPUnit
10 4 (0.27%) Vagrant
General
1 406 (27.05%) Social Skills
2 258 (17.19%) Finance
3 190 (12.66%) Marketing
4 157 (10.46%) Public Sector
5 139 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
6 133 (8.86%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 132 (8.79%) Retail
8 94 (6.26%) Presentation Skills
9 83 (5.53%) Legal
10 64 (4.26%) Local Government
11 63 (4.20%) Organisational Skills
12 57 (3.80%) Influencing Skills
13 48 (3.20%) Games
14 46 (3.06%) Publishing
15 36 (2.40%) Banking
16 31 (2.07%) Back Office
17 18 (1.20%) Manufacturing
18 16 (1.07%) Financial Institution
18 16 (1.07%) Military
19 13 (0.87%) Law
Job Titles
1 655 (43.64%) Designer
2 344 (22.92%) UX Designer
3 184 (12.26%) Senior Designer
4 156 (10.39%) UI Designer
5 128 (8.53%) Analyst
6 120 (7.99%) UI/UX Designer
7 119 (7.93%) Senior UX Designer
8 116 (7.73%) Business Analyst
9 99 (6.60%) Interaction Designer
10 98 (6.53%) User Researcher
11 79 (5.26%) Architect
12 73 (4.86%) Technical Architect
13 64 (4.26%) Lead Designer
14 63 (4.20%) Product Manager
15 57 (3.80%) Developer
16 56 (3.73%) Software Engineer
17 54 (3.60%) User Experience Researcher
18 44 (2.93%) Content Designer
19 43 (2.86%) Senior User Researcher
20 40 (2.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 268 (17.85%) CSS
2 262 (17.46%) HTML
3 118 (7.86%) React
4 105 (7.00%) HTML5
5 62 (4.13%) Node.js
6 61 (4.06%) AngularJS
6 61 (4.06%) CSS3
7 37 (2.47%) React Native
8 34 (2.27%) Vue.js
9 33 (2.20%) WAP
9 33 (2.20%) WML
10 31 (2.07%) GraphQL
11 26 (1.73%) Web Services
12 23 (1.53%) Laravel
13 21 (1.40%) Material Design
14 19 (1.27%) D3.js
14 19 (1.27%) HTML5 Canvas
14 19 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
14 19 (1.27%) SVG
14 19 (1.27%) Three.js
Miscellaneous
1 917 (61.09%) User Experience
2 166 (11.06%) Mobile App
3 104 (6.93%) Blog
4 89 (5.93%) NHS
5 82 (5.46%) Virtual Team
6 69 (4.60%) Graphic Design
7 68 (4.53%) Self-Motivation
8 45 (3.00%) Social Media
9 38 (2.53%) Cyberattack
9 38 (2.53%) Management Information System
10 37 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
11 36 (2.40%) Cloud Native
12 34 (2.27%) W3C
13 26 (1.73%) Taxonomies
14 25 (1.67%) Blockchain
15 22 (1.47%) Smartphone
16 17 (1.13%) Educational Technology
17 14 (0.93%) Cyber Defence
18 13 (0.87%) Online Gambling
19 12 (0.80%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 102 (6.80%) Android
2 99 (6.60%) Apple iOS
3 26 (1.73%) Linux
4 22 (1.47%) Windows
5 17 (1.13%) Windows Phone
6 5 (0.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,053 (70.15%) Agile
2 801 (53.36%) User Research
3 634 (42.24%) UX Design
4 482 (32.11%) Wireframes
5 468 (31.18%) Prototyping
6 401 (26.72%) Interaction Design
7 366 (24.38%) Workshop Facilitation
8 271 (18.05%) UX Research
9 262 (17.46%) Analytics
10 255 (16.99%) Usability Testing
11 223 (14.86%) Service Design
12 217 (14.46%) Problem-Solving
12 217 (14.46%) Product Strategy
13 206 (13.72%) User Stories
14 200 (13.32%) Collaborative Working
15 187 (12.46%) Design Thinking
16 181 (12.06%) Mentoring
17 178 (11.86%) Journey Map
18 156 (10.39%) Line Management
19 155 (10.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 253 (16.86%) JavaScript
2 81 (5.40%) TypeScript
3 57 (3.80%) C
4 49 (3.26%) Java
5 48 (3.20%) SQL
6 27 (1.80%) Kotlin
7 25 (1.67%) Ada
8 23 (1.53%) PHP
9 16 (1.07%) MATLAB
10 7 (0.47%) ES6
10 7 (0.47%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.33%) C#
11 5 (0.33%) COBOL
11 5 (0.33%) JCL
12 4 (0.27%) Go
13 1 (0.067%) Lua
Qualifications
1 223 (14.86%) Degree
2 139 (9.26%) Security Cleared
3 58 (3.86%) SC Cleared
4 25 (1.67%) Postgraduate
5 16 (1.07%) Master's Degree
6 8 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.33%) PhD
8 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 4 (0.27%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
9 3 (0.20%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.20%) MCSE
10 2 (0.13%) CBAP
11 1 (0.067%) CISSP
11 1 (0.067%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.067%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.067%) MBA
11 1 (0.067%) SSCP
11 1 (0.067%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 344 (22.92%) Accessibility
2 62 (4.13%) QA
3 35 (2.33%) WCAG
4 10 (0.67%) GDPR
5 9 (0.60%) Actionable Recommendations
6 5 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.33%) WAI
7 4 (0.27%) GLP
8 1 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.067%) NCSC
8 1 (0.067%) NIST
8 1 (0.067%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (2.53%) Docker
2 4 (0.27%) Varnish
2 4 (0.27%) VirtualBox
2 4 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.067%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (1.13%) Panaseer
2 7 (0.47%) Nagios
2 7 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.33%) CA Endevor
3 5 (0.33%) MAINVIEW
4 1 (0.067%) Grafana
4 1 (0.067%) Istio
4 1 (0.067%) Kibana
4 1 (0.067%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.067%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.067%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 222 (14.79%) Adobe
2 56 (3.73%) Google
2 56 (3.73%) NEC
3 43 (2.86%) Microsoft
4 34 (2.27%) Mapbox
5 32 (2.13%) Facebook
6 26 (1.73%) Cadence
7 18 (1.20%) FNZ
8 16 (1.07%) Apple
9 15 (1.00%) Oracle
10 12 (0.80%) Cisco
11 11 (0.73%) CyberTech
11 11 (0.73%) WorldPay
12 10 (0.67%) Atlassian
12 10 (0.67%) Hotjar
12 10 (0.67%) Mercator
13 6 (0.40%) BMC
13 6 (0.40%) PayPal
14 5 (0.33%) IBM
14 5 (0.33%) Twitter