Period
to 16 October 2019

The median annual salary for a UX Designer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 October 2019.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

User Experience Designer
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 472 511 517
Rank change year-on-year +39 +6 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a UX Designer 824 916 950
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.56% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.58% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 633 630 776
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,750 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,000 £71,375 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +4.94% +1.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 131,423 157,999 168,328
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.93% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 104,742 127,341 134,862
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,673
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.88% +0.36%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured UX Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing UX Designer.

Salary trend for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing UX Designer over the 6 months to 16 October 2019.

Salary histogram for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing UX Designer 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 +26 760 £50,000 - 177
London +41 445 £60,000 +4.35% 79
UK excluding London +28 360 £40,000 -5.88% 107
North of England +17 97 £37,500 -3.23% 29
South East -8 95 £45,000 - 26
North West +35 73 £37,500 -11.76% 18
Midlands +52 51 £42,000 -6.67% 25
Scotland +45 46 £47,500 +19.50% 6
West Midlands +61 41 £42,000 +1.82% 17
East of England +57 36 £47,500 +22.58% 7
South West +4 29 £35,000 - 11
Yorkshire -13 17 £40,000 +23.08% 4
North East +20 7 £37,500 +9.01% 7
Wales +17 6 £70,000 +105.88% 3
East Midlands +14 5 £32,500 -27.78% 8

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, UX Designer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring UX Designer in the job title.

1 824 (100.00%) User Experience
2 484 (58.74%) Wireframes
3 400 (48.54%) Sketch
4 393 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
5 317 (38.47%) Prototyping
6 296 (35.92%) Adobe
7 277 (33.62%) InVision
8 250 (30.34%) HTML
9 241 (29.25%) CSS
10 203 (24.64%) Axure RP
11 174 (21.12%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 148 (17.96%) Finance
13 138 (16.75%) Mobile App
14 136 (16.50%) Responsive Web Design
15 133 (16.14%) Adobe Illustrator
16 127 (15.41%) Scrum
17 119 (14.44%) JavaScript
18 113 (13.71%) Photoshop
19 106 (12.86%) Android
20 105 (12.74%) Analytics
20 105 (12.74%) Apple iOS
20 105 (12.74%) Marketing
20 105 (12.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
21 96 (11.65%) Information Architecture
22 95 (11.53%) Usability Testing
23 92 (11.17%) E-Commerce
24 87 (10.56%) Degree
25 79 (9.59%) OmniGraffle
26 73 (8.86%) User Stories
27 69 (8.37%) Problem-Solving

UX Designer Skill Set
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 22 (2.67%) CMS
2 10 (1.21%) WordPress
3 5 (0.61%) Drupal
4 4 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.36%) Joomla!
5 3 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (0.24%) Confluence
6 2 (0.24%) SAS
7 1 (0.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 400 (48.54%) Sketch
2 277 (33.62%) InVision
3 133 (16.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 113 (13.71%) Photoshop
5 79 (9.59%) OmniGraffle
6 62 (7.52%) Adobe XD
7 55 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 54 (6.55%) Figma
9 48 (5.83%) Zeplin
10 44 (5.34%) Marvel
11 22 (2.67%) InDesign
12 19 (2.31%) UXPin
13 11 (1.33%) Adobe After Effects
14 10 (1.21%) Flinto
15 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
15 3 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 2 (0.24%) UserZoom
17 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
17 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
17 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.61%) WebTrends
2 2 (0.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 105 (12.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 24 (2.91%) SaaS
3 22 (2.67%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.73%) Office 365
5 4 (0.49%) Azure
6 3 (0.36%) Slack
7 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.24%) PaaS
8 1 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.12%) Firebase
8 1 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.55%) Internet
2 15 (1.82%) DAB
3 2 (0.24%) Broadband
4 1 (0.12%) Intranet
4 1 (0.12%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (0.73%) Big Data
2 4 (0.49%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (0.36%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 203 (24.64%) Axure RP
2 41 (4.98%) Balsamiq
3 14 (1.70%) JIRA
4 13 (1.58%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.49%) Subversion
6 2 (0.24%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 148 (17.96%) Finance
2 105 (12.74%) Marketing
3 62 (7.52%) Retail
4 40 (4.85%) Public Sector
5 36 (4.37%) Games
6 28 (3.40%) Banking
7 23 (2.79%) Telecoms
8 22 (2.67%) Advertising
9 14 (1.70%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.58%) Automotive
11 7 (0.85%) Law
12 6 (0.73%) Electronics
13 5 (0.61%) Publishing
14 2 (0.24%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.24%) Digital Economy
14 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.24%) Legal
14 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (30.34%) HTML
2 241 (29.25%) CSS
3 45 (5.46%) HTML5
4 37 (4.49%) CSS3
5 31 (3.76%) Sass
6 25 (3.03%) React
7 21 (2.55%) AngularJS
8 19 (2.31%) jQuery
9 14 (1.70%) Material Design
10 13 (1.58%) LESS
11 10 (1.21%) Framer.js
12 9 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 6 (0.73%) Node.js
13 6 (0.73%) Vue.js
14 5 (0.61%) .NET
14 5 (0.61%) ASP.NET
15 4 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC
15 4 (0.49%) KnockoutJS
15 4 (0.49%) Razor View Engine
15 4 (0.49%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 824 (100.00%) User Experience
2 138 (16.75%) Mobile App
3 38 (4.61%) Self-Motivation
4 36 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (3.52%) Graphic Design
6 24 (2.91%) IVR
7 16 (1.94%) Smartphone
7 16 (1.94%) Social Media
8 12 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.09%) Animation
9 9 (1.09%) Virtual Team
10 8 (0.97%) Renewable Energy
11 7 (0.85%) Blog
11 7 (0.85%) FMCG
11 7 (0.85%) Life Science
12 6 (0.73%) iPad
13 5 (0.61%) Internet of Things
13 5 (0.61%) Video on Demand
14 4 (0.49%) BBC
14 4 (0.49%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 106 (12.86%) Android
2 105 (12.74%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.24%) Windows
4 1 (0.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (58.74%) Wireframes
2 393 (47.69%) Agile Software Development
3 317 (38.47%) Prototyping
4 174 (21.12%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 136 (16.50%) Responsive Web Design
6 127 (15.41%) Scrum
7 105 (12.74%) Analytics
8 96 (11.65%) Information Architecture
9 95 (11.53%) Usability Testing
10 92 (11.17%) E-Commerce
11 73 (8.86%) User Stories
12 69 (8.37%) Problem-Solving
13 67 (8.13%) Design Thinking
14 63 (7.65%) Kanban
15 59 (7.16%) Product Management
16 58 (7.04%) Collaborative Working
17 56 (6.80%) A/B Testing
18 52 (6.31%) UX Design
19 51 (6.19%) Workshop Facilitation
20 48 (5.83%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 119 (14.44%) JavaScript
2 12 (1.46%) PHP
3 8 (0.97%) C++
4 4 (0.49%) C#
5 3 (0.36%) C
6 2 (0.24%) SQL
6 2 (0.24%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.12%) Apple Swift
7 1 (0.12%) ES6
7 1 (0.12%) ES7
7 1 (0.12%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 87 (10.56%) Degree
2 14 (1.70%) Master's Degree
3 2 (0.24%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.12%) Novell Certification
4 1 (0.12%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.12%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.55%) QA
2 1 (0.12%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 3 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 296 (35.92%) Adobe
2 26 (3.16%) Google
3 15 (1.82%) WorldPay
4 9 (1.09%) Apple
5 8 (0.97%) Microsoft
6 7 (0.85%) Spotify
7 6 (0.73%) Crazy Egg
8 5 (0.61%) Hotjar
8 5 (0.61%) SAP
9 4 (0.49%) IBM
10 3 (0.36%) Capita
10 3 (0.36%) ClickTale
10 3 (0.36%) Facebook
10 3 (0.36%) Sitecore
11 2 (0.24%) Sencha
12 1 (0.12%) EXTOL
12 1 (0.12%) Quark
12 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.12%) Sony
12 1 (0.12%) Twitter