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The median annual salary for a UX Designer was £56,375 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

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
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 394 482 419
Rank change year-on-year +88 -63 +33
Permanent jobs requiring a UX Designer 1,505 689 438
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.60% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.66% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 623 473 362
10th Percentile £37,750 £33,750 £35,100
25th Percentile £45,000 £41,875 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,375 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +17.78%

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 155,319 104,329 60,084
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.96% 91.18% 94.89%
Number of salaries quoted 84,237 73,913 49,059
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,560 £41,250 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £91,250 £88,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,106 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.70% - +5.56%

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing UX Designer.

Salary trend for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing UX Designer over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Salary histogram for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Top 17 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 12 August 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 +42 1,234 £56,375 +2.50% 78
London +75 819 £62,500 - 44
Work from Home +46 785 £57,500 +15.00% 34
UK excluding London -16 460 £55,000 +10.00% 35
North of England -4 145 £55,000 +10.00% 13
South East -93 119 £55,000 +2.33% 12
North West -29 83 £55,000 +10.00% 10
Midlands -33 60 £45,000 +5.88% 2
West Midlands -27 52 £45,000 - 1
South West -31 51 £55,000 +15.79% 3
Yorkshire -21 44 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Scotland -18 43 £50,600 +9.52% 2
East of England -54 24 £51,300 -7.57% 3
North East +8 18 £55,000 +92.98% 1
Wales -2 16 £45,000 +38.46%
East Midlands -30 8 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Northern Ireland -15 3 £55,000 +69.23%

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, UX Designer job roles required the following 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 1,505 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1,474 (97.94%) UX Design
3 967 (64.25%) Wireframes
4 740 (49.17%) Prototyping
5 727 (48.31%) Agile
6 712 (47.31%) Figma
7 641 (42.59%) User Research
8 611 (40.60%) Sketch
9 470 (31.23%) Adobe
10 399 (26.51%) Interaction Design
11 394 (26.18%) Social Skills
12 369 (24.52%) Accessibility
13 353 (23.46%) Finance
14 350 (23.26%) CSS
15 327 (21.73%) HTML
16 322 (21.40%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
17 303 (20.13%) Problem-Solving
18 295 (19.60%) UX Research
19 291 (19.34%) InVision
20 276 (18.34%) Design Thinking
21 255 (16.94%) Marketing
22 241 (16.01%) Analytics
23 239 (15.88%) Usability Testing
24 233 (15.48%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
25 224 (14.88%) Mobile App
26 214 (14.22%) Adobe XD
26 214 (14.22%) Photoshop
27 191 (12.69%) Workshop Facilitation
28 183 (12.16%) Degree
29 182 (12.09%) Adobe Illustrator

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 53 (3.52%) Umbraco
2 27 (1.79%) WordPress
3 25 (1.66%) CMS
4 15 (1.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 611 (40.60%) Sketch
2 291 (19.34%) InVision
3 214 (14.22%) Adobe XD
3 214 (14.22%) Photoshop
4 182 (12.09%) Adobe Illustrator
5 150 (9.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 95 (6.31%) Zeplin
7 55 (3.65%) InDesign
8 28 (1.86%) Marvel
9 25 (1.66%) Adobe After Effects
9 25 (1.66%) UXPin
10 15 (1.00%) UserZoom
11 12 (0.80%) Chatbot
11 12 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
12 10 (0.66%) Adobe Premiere
12 10 (0.66%) OmniGraffle
13 9 (0.60%) Campfire
14 8 (0.53%) EngageOne
15 7 (0.47%) Acrobat
16 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (0.73%) Magento
1 11 (0.73%) Odoo
2 1 (0.066%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 712 (47.31%) Figma
2 166 (11.03%) SaaS
3 122 (8.11%) Miro
4 78 (5.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 51 (3.39%) Google Analytics
6 39 (2.59%) Slack
7 21 (1.40%) Azure
8 15 (1.00%) UsabilityHub
9 14 (0.93%) AWS
9 14 (0.93%) Matillion
9 14 (0.93%) Snowflake
10 12 (0.80%) Stripe
11 8 (0.53%) GitHub
11 8 (0.53%) Trello
12 7 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
13 6 (0.40%) Lucidchart
14 5 (0.33%) Amplience
14 5 (0.33%) Google Sheets
14 5 (0.33%) Serverless
15 4 (0.27%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.86%) Internet
2 24 (1.59%) Broadband
3 13 (0.86%) 5G
4 11 (0.73%) Network Security
5 9 (0.60%) Intranet
6 8 (0.53%) SMS
7 7 (0.47%) SD-WAN
8 6 (0.40%) Skype
8 6 (0.40%) WAN
9 4 (0.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (0.80%) Big Data
2 6 (0.40%) MySQL
3 4 (0.27%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (0.13%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.066%) Mixpanel
5 1 (0.066%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 176 (11.69%) Axure RP
2 89 (5.91%) JIRA
3 32 (2.13%) Balsamiq
4 12 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 9 (0.60%) Storybook
6 5 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (0.27%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.20%) Browser DevTools
9 1 (0.066%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.066%) Qt Creator
9 1 (0.066%) Selenium
9 1 (0.066%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.066%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.066%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 394 (26.18%) Social Skills
2 353 (23.46%) Finance
3 255 (16.94%) Marketing
4 132 (8.77%) Retail
5 131 (8.70%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 115 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
7 101 (6.71%) Games
8 71 (4.72%) Organisational Skills
9 69 (4.58%) Presentation Skills
9 69 (4.58%) Public Sector
10 67 (4.45%) Banking
11 48 (3.19%) Legal
12 34 (2.26%) Manufacturing
12 34 (2.26%) Publishing
13 30 (1.99%) Financial Institution
14 20 (1.33%) Advertising
14 20 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
15 16 (1.06%) Law
16 14 (0.93%) Local Government
17 12 (0.80%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 350 (23.26%) CSS
2 327 (21.73%) HTML
3 79 (5.25%) HTML5
4 71 (4.72%) CSS3
5 39 (2.59%) React
6 29 (1.93%) AngularJS
7 21 (1.40%) Material Design
8 18 (1.20%) Framer.js
9 17 (1.13%) Sass
10 13 (0.86%) Tailwind CSS
11 11 (0.73%) SVG
11 11 (0.73%) UIKit
12 10 (0.66%) Node.js
13 8 (0.53%) jQuery
13 8 (0.53%) Next.js
14 7 (0.47%) Material-UI
14 7 (0.47%) Svelte
15 6 (0.40%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 6 (0.40%) Unreal Engine
15 6 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1,505 (100.00%) User Experience
2 224 (14.88%) Mobile App
3 110 (7.31%) Self-Motivation
4 89 (5.91%) Graphic Design
5 35 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 34 (2.26%) Blockchain
7 33 (2.19%) Sports Betting
8 30 (1.99%) Blog
9 26 (1.73%) Animation
9 26 (1.73%) Social Media
10 24 (1.59%) Hackathon
11 22 (1.46%) Taxonomies
12 19 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (1.20%) Cardano
14 16 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
14 16 (1.06%) Low-Code
15 15 (1.00%) Management Information System
15 15 (1.00%) Renewable Energy
16 14 (0.93%) Online Banking
16 14 (0.93%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 78 (5.18%) Android
2 68 (4.52%) Apple iOS
3 11 (0.73%) Windows
4 5 (0.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,474 (97.94%) UX Design
2 967 (64.25%) Wireframes
3 740 (49.17%) Prototyping
4 727 (48.31%) Agile
5 641 (42.59%) User Research
6 399 (26.51%) Interaction Design
7 322 (21.40%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 303 (20.13%) Problem-Solving
9 295 (19.60%) UX Research
10 276 (18.34%) Design Thinking
11 241 (16.01%) Analytics
12 239 (15.88%) Usability Testing
13 233 (15.48%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
14 191 (12.69%) Workshop Facilitation
15 174 (11.56%) Information Architecture
16 171 (11.36%) Scrum
17 169 (11.23%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
18 164 (10.90%) Fintech
19 162 (10.76%) Product Strategy
20 153 (10.17%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 138 (9.17%) JavaScript
2 15 (1.00%) TypeScript
3 14 (0.93%) C
4 4 (0.27%) Go
4 4 (0.27%) PHP
4 4 (0.27%) Python
5 3 (0.20%) SQL
6 2 (0.13%) C#
6 2 (0.13%) C++
7 1 (0.066%) Ada
7 1 (0.066%) Java
Qualifications
1 183 (12.16%) Degree
2 14 (0.93%) PMI Certification
3 13 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 12 (0.80%) Security Cleared
5 6 (0.40%) PhD
5 6 (0.40%) Postgraduate
5 6 (0.40%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.27%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.13%) CIPD
7 2 (0.13%) DBS Check
7 2 (0.13%) MBA
8 1 (0.066%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 369 (24.52%) Accessibility
2 91 (6.05%) QA
3 23 (1.53%) WCAG
4 8 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.27%) GDPR
5 4 (0.27%) GLP
6 2 (0.13%) HIPAA
System Software
1 8 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (0.73%) Panaseer
2 8 (0.53%) Nagios
3 7 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 470 (31.23%) Adobe
2 80 (5.32%) Google
3 35 (2.33%) Hotjar
4 30 (1.99%) Apple
5 25 (1.66%) Cisco
6 20 (1.33%) Mercator
7 18 (1.20%) Microsoft
8 15 (1.00%) FNZ
9 14 (0.93%) Databricks
9 14 (0.93%) DocuSign
9 14 (0.93%) Informatica
9 14 (0.93%) MuleSoft
9 14 (0.93%) Virgin Media
10 12 (0.80%) BT
11 11 (0.73%) CyberTech
11 11 (0.73%) Revolut
11 11 (0.73%) Tencent
11 11 (0.73%) TrueLayer
12 8 (0.53%) LexisNexis
12 8 (0.53%) Xero