Period
to 20 January 2021

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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User-Centered Design (UCD)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 524 674 584
Rank change year-on-year +150 -90 +96
Permanent jobs citing User-Centered Design (UCD) 248 371 650
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.30% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.32% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 180 252 380
Median annual salary £50,000 £54,403 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.09% +8.81% -4.76%
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,238 £32,500
90th Percentile £73,875 £74,750 £68,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -

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 58,692 115,511 137,970
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.34% 92.13% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 47,378 92,513 110,205
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,763
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,840 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.89% +1.87% -

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 20 January 2021.

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 20 January 2021. 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 +134 234 £50,750 -6.02% 41
UK excluding London +177 137 £45,000 -5.26% 37
London +120 102 £60,000 +9.09% 13
Midlands +94 47 £45,000 -25.00% 5
North of England +79 40 £42,500 +11.20% 14
West Midlands +74 39 £45,000 -25.00% 4
South East +139 32 £47,500 -5.00% 4
North West +83 24 £41,000 +8.79% 7
Work from Home -57 22 £46,250 -19.57% 7
South West +69 12 £42,106 +5.26% 4
East Midlands +74 8 £59,750 +40.59% 1
Yorkshire +41 8 £58,750 +54.10% 3
North East +21 8 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Scotland +31 4 £35,000 -39.13% 9
East of England +104 1 £60,000 +26.32% 1
Wales +43 1 £30,000 -27.27%

For the 6 months to 20 January 2021, 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).

1 186 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (46.37%) User Experience
3 61 (24.60%) Prototyping
4 53 (21.37%) Wireframes
5 52 (20.97%) CSS
6 51 (20.56%) HTML
7 50 (20.16%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (18.55%) DevOps
8 46 (18.55%) User Stories
9 45 (18.15%) Analytical Skills
9 45 (18.15%) Degree
10 44 (17.74%) Workshop Facilitation
11 43 (17.34%) Public Sector
12 39 (15.73%) Scrum
13 35 (14.11%) Usability Testing
14 34 (13.71%) Service Design
14 34 (13.71%) Sketch
15 32 (12.90%) Scaled Agile Framework
15 32 (12.90%) Decision-Making
15 32 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (12.90%) JavaScript
15 32 (12.90%) Adobe
15 32 (12.90%) Finance
16 31 (12.50%) JIRA
16 31 (12.50%) Open Source
16 31 (12.50%) Ethnography
17 30 (12.10%) Actionable Insight
17 30 (12.10%) Git (software)
17 30 (12.10%) Mobile App
18 29 (11.69%) 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 21 (8.47%) Confluence
2 5 (2.02%) WordPress
3 2 (0.81%) CMS
3 2 (0.81%) Drupal
Applications
1 34 (13.71%) Sketch
2 25 (10.08%) InVision
3 24 (9.68%) Figma
4 22 (8.87%) Chatbot
5 13 (5.24%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (4.03%) Photoshop
7 7 (2.82%) Zeplin
8 6 (2.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 5 (2.02%) Adobe XD
10 4 (1.61%) UXPin
11 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
12 1 (0.40%) InDesign
12 1 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Magento
2 2 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.40%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.68%) Cloud Computing
2 23 (9.27%) AWS
2 23 (9.27%) GitHub
3 22 (8.87%) Azure
4 18 (7.26%) Trello
5 9 (3.63%) SaaS
6 4 (1.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 4 (1.61%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.21%) PaaS
8 2 (0.81%) Office 365
8 2 (0.81%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.87%) NoSQL
2 5 (2.02%) Big Data
3 3 (1.21%) Data Mining
3 3 (1.21%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.21%) HBase
4 2 (0.81%) Power BI
5 1 (0.40%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.40%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.40%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 31 (12.50%) JIRA
2 30 (12.10%) Git (software)
3 25 (10.08%) Axure RP
3 25 (10.08%) Jenkins
4 23 (9.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 23 (9.27%) GitLab
5 9 (3.63%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.81%) Balsamiq
6 2 (0.81%) gulp
6 2 (0.81%) webpack
General
1 43 (17.34%) Public Sector
2 32 (12.90%) Finance
3 20 (8.06%) Marketing
4 19 (7.66%) Telecoms
5 14 (5.65%) Publishing
6 11 (4.44%) Legal
7 6 (2.42%) Retail
8 5 (2.02%) Games
9 4 (1.61%) Social Science
10 3 (1.21%) Advertising
10 3 (1.21%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.81%) Law
11 2 (0.81%) Local Government
12 1 (0.40%) Automotive
12 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 84 (33.87%) Designer
2 49 (19.76%) UX Designer
3 39 (15.73%) User Researcher
4 23 (9.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 23 (9.27%) Platform Engineer
4 23 (9.27%) UI Designer
5 22 (8.87%) Developer
6 20 (8.06%) Product Manager
7 18 (7.26%) Digital Product Manager
7 18 (7.26%) Telecoms Manager
7 18 (7.26%) Telecoms Product Manager
8 17 (6.85%) Digital Designer
9 16 (6.45%) UI/UX Designer
10 15 (6.05%) Analyst
10 15 (6.05%) User Experience Researcher
11 14 (5.65%) Business Analyst
11 14 (5.65%) Content Designer
12 12 (4.84%) Digital Content Designer
13 10 (4.03%) Interaction Designer
14 9 (3.63%) Digital Transformation
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (20.97%) CSS
2 51 (20.56%) HTML
3 23 (9.27%) Elastic Stack
4 15 (6.05%) HTML5
5 14 (5.65%) CSS3
6 9 (3.63%) Node.js
7 8 (3.23%) React
8 7 (2.82%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.42%) Framer.js
9 6 (2.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (1.61%) Apache Cordova
10 4 (1.61%) Ember.js
10 4 (1.61%) J2EE
10 4 (1.61%) Sass
11 3 (1.21%) JDBC
11 3 (1.21%) REST
11 3 (1.21%) RESTful
11 3 (1.21%) SOAP
11 3 (1.21%) Web Services
11 3 (1.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 115 (46.37%) User Experience
2 45 (18.15%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (12.10%) Mobile App
4 4 (1.61%) Algorithms
5 3 (1.21%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.21%) Graphic Design
5 3 (1.21%) Reinsurance
5 3 (1.21%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (0.81%) Animation
6 2 (0.81%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.81%) FMCG
6 2 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (0.81%) iPhone
6 2 (0.81%) Motion Graphics
6 2 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (0.81%) Social Media
6 2 (0.81%) Taxonomies
6 2 (0.81%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.40%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.27%) CentOS
1 23 (9.27%) Linux
1 23 (9.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (2.42%) Android
3 4 (1.61%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.21%) Unix
5 1 (0.40%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (24.60%) Prototyping
3 53 (21.37%) Wireframes
4 50 (20.16%) Problem-Solving
5 46 (18.55%) DevOps
5 46 (18.55%) User Stories
6 44 (17.74%) Workshop Facilitation
7 39 (15.73%) Scrum
8 35 (14.11%) Usability Testing
9 34 (13.71%) Service Design
10 32 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (12.90%) Decision-Making
10 32 (12.90%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 31 (12.50%) Ethnography
11 31 (12.50%) Open Source
12 30 (12.10%) Actionable Insight
13 29 (11.69%) Psychology
13 29 (11.69%) Qualitative Research
14 26 (10.48%) Continuous Delivery
14 26 (10.48%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.90%) JavaScript
2 29 (11.69%) Python
3 23 (9.27%) Go
3 23 (9.27%) Ruby
4 19 (7.66%) SQL
5 9 (3.63%) PHP
6 4 (1.61%) Java
7 3 (1.21%) R
8 1 (0.40%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 45 (18.15%) Degree
2 23 (9.27%) AWS Certification
3 11 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.61%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.44%) QA
2 3 (1.21%) PMO
2 3 (1.21%) SLA
2 3 (1.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.61%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (9.27%) Grafana
1 23 (9.27%) Graphite
1 23 (9.27%) Prometheus
1 23 (9.27%) Puppet
1 23 (9.27%) Terraform
2 4 (1.61%) Consul
2 4 (1.61%) Docker Swarm
2 4 (1.61%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.61%) Packer
Vendors
1 32 (12.90%) Adobe
2 18 (7.26%) Wrike
3 9 (3.63%) Cadence
4 6 (2.42%) CA Agile Central
5 5 (2.02%) Google
6 4 (1.61%) SAP
7 3 (1.21%) Hotjar
7 3 (1.21%) Microsoft
7 3 (1.21%) Optimizely
7 3 (1.21%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (1.21%) Solace
8 2 (0.81%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.40%) Salesforce.com