The median annual salary for a UX Designer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 455 488 510
Rank change year-on-year +33 +22  
Permanent jobs requiring a UX Designer 494 501 542
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.52% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.53% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 385 378 464
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,420 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,750 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured UX Designer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +30 464 £45,000 -5.26% 70
London -6 239 £50,000 - 36
South East +41 62 £40,000 -11.11% 13
South West +37 60 £43,250 -6.48% 5
City of London +24 34 £50,000 - 3
Yorkshire +22 27 £29,000 -25.16% 5
Surrey +51 25 £40,000 +14.28% 3
East of England +18 25 £46,250 +36.02% 2
North West -48 25 £35,000 -9.67% 4
Scotland +11 18 £41,250 +3.12% 2
Wiltshire +21 17 £43,250 +1.76% 1
Swindon +15 17 £43,250 +1.76%
Brighton +12 17 £42,500 -15.00% 6
East Sussex +10 17 £42,500 -15.00% 6
West Yorkshire +12 14 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Manchester -31 14 £35,000 -17.64% 2
East Midlands +24 13 £35,000 -6.66%
Gloucestershire +5 13 £42,500 -
Bristol -15 12 £47,960 -8.64% 3
Edinburgh -2 11 £40,000 -
Bedfordshire - 11 £47,500 -
Leeds +4 10 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Cheshire -32 10 £35,000 +11.10% 2
Hampshire +21 9 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Nottinghamshire +7 9 £35,000 +3.70%
West Midlands +12 8 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Devon - 8 £45,000 -
Exeter - 8 £45,000 -
Cheltenham - 8 £42,500 -
Nottingham +13 7 £35,000 +3.70%

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, UX Designer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring UX Designer in the job title.

1 951 (100.00%) User Experience
2 583 (61.30%) Wireframes
3 390 (41.01%) Agile Software Development
4 355 (37.33%) HTML
5 345 (36.28%) CSS
6 333 (35.02%) Adobe
7 331 (34.81%) Prototyping
8 318 (33.44%) Axure RP
9 244 (25.66%) JavaScript
10 220 (23.13%) Photoshop
11 178 (18.72%) Marketing
12 175 (18.40%) Degree
13 162 (17.03%) Information Architecture
14 160 (16.82%) Adobe Illustrator
15 140 (14.72%) Usability Testing
15 140 (14.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 134 (14.09%) InVision
17 131 (13.77%) Mobile App
18 130 (13.67%) Finance
19 122 (12.83%) HTML5
20 112 (11.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
21 105 (11.04%) E-Commerce
22 104 (10.94%) Analytics
23 101 (10.62%) CSS3
24 100 (10.52%) Responsive Web Design
25 89 (9.36%) OmniGraffle
26 83 (8.73%) Scrum
26 83 (8.73%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
27 82 (8.62%) UX Design
28 80 (8.41%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes

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 41 (4.31%) Marvel
2 37 (3.89%) CMS
3 8 (0.84%) WordPress
4 6 (0.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.11%) Confluence
5 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.11%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.11%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 220 (23.13%) Photoshop
2 160 (16.82%) Adobe Illustrator
3 140 (14.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 134 (14.09%) InVision
5 89 (9.36%) OmniGraffle
6 41 (4.31%) InDesign
7 31 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
8 22 (2.31%) UXPin
9 14 (1.47%) Fireworks
10 12 (1.26%) MS Visio
10 12 (1.26%) Pixate
11 7 (0.74%) Moqups
12 3 (0.32%) Adobe After Effects
12 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.11%) Chatbot
13 1 (0.11%) Flinto
13 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
13 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (1.37%) WebTrends
2 4 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.32%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 48 (5.05%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 29 (3.05%) Google Analytics
3 21 (2.21%) SaaS
4 16 (1.68%) Adobe Analytics
5 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.63%) Office 365
6 2 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.36%) Internet
2 16 (1.68%) Intranet
3 9 (0.95%) GoToMeeting
4 4 (0.42%) Network Security
4 4 (0.42%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (0.95%) Big Data
2 6 (0.63%) SQL Server
3 3 (0.32%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.11%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 318 (33.44%) Axure RP
2 112 (11.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 10 (1.05%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.74%) JIRA
5 4 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.21%) Gradle
6 2 (0.21%) Maven
7 1 (0.11%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
General
1 178 (18.72%) Marketing
2 130 (13.67%) Finance
3 53 (5.57%) Games
4 50 (5.26%) Retail
5 38 (4.00%) Banking
6 27 (2.84%) Advertising
7 25 (2.63%) Automotive
8 14 (1.47%) Multimedia
9 13 (1.37%) Legal
10 5 (0.53%) Electronics
10 5 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.53%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.42%) Publishing
12 3 (0.32%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.21%) Law
14 1 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.11%) French Language
14 1 (0.11%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 355 (37.33%) HTML
2 345 (36.28%) CSS
3 122 (12.83%) HTML5
4 101 (10.62%) CSS3
5 61 (6.41%) jQuery
6 45 (4.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 31 (3.26%) AngularJS
8 30 (3.15%) Framer.js
9 22 (2.31%) .NET
10 18 (1.89%) Sass
11 8 (0.84%) LESS
12 6 (0.63%) Ember.js
13 5 (0.53%) D3.js
13 5 (0.53%) Flash
14 4 (0.42%) ASP.NET
14 4 (0.42%) Node.js
14 4 (0.42%) React
14 4 (0.42%) SVG
15 3 (0.32%) Ajax
15 3 (0.32%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 951 (100.00%) User Experience
2 131 (13.77%) Mobile App
3 63 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (5.57%) Graphic Design
5 28 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 23 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 23 (2.42%) Social Media
7 22 (2.31%) Fintech
8 18 (1.89%) Digital Media
9 15 (1.58%) W3C
10 13 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (1.05%) Animation
11 10 (1.05%) Online Banking
12 9 (0.95%) BBC
13 8 (0.84%) RIA
14 7 (0.74%) iPad
15 6 (0.63%) Smartphone
16 5 (0.53%) e-Learning
17 4 (0.42%) Blog
17 4 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 35 (3.68%) Android
2 34 (3.58%) Apple iOS
3 9 (0.95%) Mac OS X
4 5 (0.53%) Windows
5 4 (0.42%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.21%) Linux
6 2 (0.21%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 583 (61.30%) Wireframes
2 390 (41.01%) Agile Software Development
3 331 (34.81%) Prototyping
4 162 (17.03%) Information Architecture
5 140 (14.72%) Usability Testing
6 105 (11.04%) E-Commerce
7 104 (10.94%) Analytics
8 100 (10.52%) Responsive Web Design
9 83 (8.73%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
9 83 (8.73%) Scrum
10 82 (8.62%) UX Design
11 80 (8.41%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
12 73 (7.68%) User Stories
13 62 (6.52%) Project Management
13 62 (6.52%) Web Design
14 60 (6.31%) Rapid Prototyping
15 55 (5.78%) Service Design
16 51 (5.36%) Mentoring
17 49 (5.15%) A/B Testing
18 46 (4.84%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 244 (25.66%) JavaScript
2 21 (2.21%) C
3 15 (1.58%) PHP
4 13 (1.37%) Java
5 4 (0.42%) C#
5 4 (0.42%) SQL
6 3 (0.32%) C++
6 3 (0.32%) Python
7 2 (0.21%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.11%) ECMAScript
8 1 (0.11%) ES6
8 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 175 (18.40%) Degree
2 18 (1.89%) Security Cleared
3 16 (1.68%) DV Cleared
3 16 (1.68%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.05%) HND
5 9 (0.95%) PhD
6 4 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.42%) Master's Degree
6 4 (0.42%) Sun Certification
7 3 (0.32%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.47%) QA
2 6 (0.63%) WCAG
3 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.11%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 3 (0.32%) Kibana
Vendors
1 333 (35.02%) Adobe
2 28 (2.94%) Google
3 22 (2.31%) Apple
4 15 (1.58%) Microsoft
5 13 (1.37%) ClickTale
6 10 (1.05%) Usabilla
7 9 (0.95%) Omniture
8 6 (0.63%) Twitter
9 5 (0.53%) RedGate
10 4 (0.42%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.42%) Facebook
10 4 (0.42%) SAP
11 3 (0.32%) HubSpot
11 3 (0.32%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.21%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (0.21%) Cadence
12 2 (0.21%) Hitwise
12 2 (0.21%) hybris
12 2 (0.21%) Monetate
12 2 (0.21%) Sony
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Godalming, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum + benefits (inc flexible working hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Birch & James Associates
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
DeSantis Arin Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum ** Apply ASAP! **
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 per annum + with bonus and benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Brilliant Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Parham Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum benefits and superb pension (12% non
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
We Are Aspire Ltd
Salary: £75000.00 - £85000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Oxbridge Answers
Salary: 60000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Source Technology
Salary: From £55,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Morgan Mckinley
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70,000 - 90,000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £57500 per annum + plus 10% bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Accenture
Salary: From £26,100 to £42,700 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Stratospherec
Salary: From £18,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hargreaves Lansdown
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 20% Bonus + Training + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Explore Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago