Period
to 22 June 2021

The median annual salary for a UX Designer was £53,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 June 2021.

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
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 465 412 458
Rank change year-on-year -53 +46 +43
Permanent jobs requiring a UX Designer 641 548 974
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.67% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.71% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 457 458 783
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,780 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £64,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -5.88%

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 95,319 77,394 138,070
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.88% 95.14% 95.92%
Number of salaries quoted 68,407 62,898 111,195
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,000 £28,250
25th Percentile £41,250 £40,000 £37,105
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 22 June 2021.

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 22 June 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 -25 600 £55,000 - 94
UK excluding London -6 340 £50,000 +5.26% 46
London -31 274 £60,000 +4.35% 49
Work from Home -72 154 £50,000 +11.11% 14
South East +10 124 £52,500 -5.41% 10
North of England +1 94 £50,000 +11.11% 20
Yorkshire -9 48 £50,000 +29.03% 9
South West -29 44 £47,000 +4.44% 3
North West -14 43 £50,000 +11.11% 8
Midlands -40 38 £42,500 -10.53% 6
West Midlands -55 26 £45,000 -5.26% 4
East of England -15 19 £50,250 +5.79% 4
Scotland -37 17 £40,000 -5.88% 3
East Midlands -25 12 £37,500 +36.36% 2
North East -11 3 £50,000 - 3
Wales -26 2 £33,750 -30.77%
Northern Ireland -28 2 £40,000 +14.29%

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 2021, 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.

1 640 (99.84%) User Experience
2 330 (51.48%) Wireframes
3 264 (41.19%) Agile Software Development
4 210 (32.76%) Prototyping
5 208 (32.45%) Sketch
6 202 (31.51%) Adobe
7 166 (25.90%) Figma
8 153 (23.87%) CSS
9 152 (23.71%) HTML
9 152 (23.71%) InVision
10 145 (22.62%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 143 (22.31%) Problem-Solving
12 104 (16.22%) Social Skills
13 98 (15.29%) Finance
14 89 (13.88%) JavaScript
15 87 (13.57%) Axure RP
16 82 (12.79%) Usability Testing
17 69 (10.76%) Analytics
18 67 (10.45%) Workshop Facilitation
19 66 (10.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
20 61 (9.52%) Service Design
20 61 (9.52%) Accessibility
21 57 (8.89%) Design Thinking
21 57 (8.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
22 56 (8.74%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
23 55 (8.58%) Marketing
24 50 (7.80%) Photoshop
25 48 (7.49%) SaaS
25 48 (7.49%) Apple iOS
26 47 (7.33%) Information Architecture

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 20 (3.12%) CMS
2 9 (1.40%) WordPress
3 4 (0.62%) Drupal
4 1 (0.16%) Confluence
4 1 (0.16%) Kentico
4 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 208 (32.45%) Sketch
2 166 (25.90%) Figma
3 152 (23.71%) InVision
4 57 (8.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 50 (7.80%) Photoshop
6 47 (7.33%) Adobe XD
7 44 (6.86%) Adobe Illustrator
8 26 (4.06%) OmniGraffle
9 24 (3.74%) Zeplin
10 17 (2.65%) UXPin
11 8 (1.25%) InDesign
11 8 (1.25%) Marvel
12 7 (1.09%) Flinto
13 6 (0.94%) MS Visio
14 4 (0.62%) Adobe After Effects
14 4 (0.62%) UserZoom
15 1 (0.16%) Chatbot
15 1 (0.16%) CINEMA 4D
15 1 (0.16%) GIMP
15 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.94%) Shopify
2 1 (0.16%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 66 (10.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 48 (7.49%) SaaS
3 19 (2.96%) Google Analytics
4 11 (1.72%) Miro
5 3 (0.47%) Trello
6 2 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.31%) Azure
6 2 (0.31%) Google Workspace
7 1 (0.16%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.56%) Broadband
2 5 (0.78%) IKE
3 3 (0.47%) Intranet
4 1 (0.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.31%) Blockchain
2 1 (0.16%) Big Data
2 1 (0.16%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 87 (13.57%) Axure RP
2 42 (6.55%) Balsamiq
3 8 (1.25%) JIRA
General
1 104 (16.22%) Social Skills
2 98 (15.29%) Finance
3 55 (8.58%) Marketing
4 35 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (4.06%) Public Sector
6 22 (3.43%) Influencing Skills
7 21 (3.28%) Retail
8 19 (2.96%) Presentation Skills
9 11 (1.72%) Law
10 10 (1.56%) Banking
10 10 (1.56%) Games
11 7 (1.09%) Advertising
11 7 (1.09%) Telecoms
12 6 (0.94%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.94%) German Language
12 6 (0.94%) Police
12 6 (0.94%) Publishing
13 5 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.62%) Electronics
14 4 (0.62%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (23.87%) CSS
2 152 (23.71%) HTML
3 17 (2.65%) Framer.js
3 17 (2.65%) HTML5
4 7 (1.09%) CSS3
4 7 (1.09%) Sass
5 6 (0.94%) .NET
5 6 (0.94%) AngularJS
5 6 (0.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (0.78%) React
6 5 (0.78%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 3 (0.47%) jQuery
7 3 (0.47%) Material Design
7 3 (0.47%) SVG
8 2 (0.31%) Highcharts JS
8 2 (0.31%) LESS
8 2 (0.31%) Node.js
8 2 (0.31%) Vue.js
9 1 (0.16%) D3.js
9 1 (0.16%) Handlebars
Miscellaneous
1 640 (99.84%) User Experience
2 43 (6.71%) Mobile App
3 27 (4.21%) Graphic Design
4 17 (2.65%) Social Media
5 11 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (1.56%) Animation
7 9 (1.40%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.25%) Life Science
9 7 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.94%) Motion Graphics
11 5 (0.78%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.62%) Podcast
13 3 (0.47%) Learning Management System
13 3 (0.47%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.47%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.47%) W3C
14 2 (0.31%) Digital Media
14 2 (0.31%) iPhone
14 2 (0.31%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 48 (7.49%) Apple iOS
2 45 (7.02%) Android
3 1 (0.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 330 (51.48%) Wireframes
2 264 (41.19%) Agile Software Development
3 210 (32.76%) Prototyping
4 145 (22.62%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 143 (22.31%) Problem-Solving
6 82 (12.79%) Usability Testing
7 69 (10.76%) Analytics
8 67 (10.45%) Workshop Facilitation
9 61 (9.52%) Service Design
10 57 (8.89%) Design Thinking
11 56 (8.74%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
12 47 (7.33%) E-Commerce
12 47 (7.33%) Information Architecture
12 47 (7.33%) Web Design
13 45 (7.02%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
14 42 (6.55%) User Stories
15 40 (6.24%) Storytelling
16 39 (6.08%) Requirements Gathering
16 39 (6.08%) Scrum
17 30 (4.68%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 89 (13.88%) JavaScript
2 6 (0.94%) PL/1
3 5 (0.78%) C
3 5 (0.78%) C#
4 3 (0.47%) PHP
5 2 (0.31%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 44 (6.86%) Degree
2 5 (0.78%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.47%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.31%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.16%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (9.52%) Accessibility
2 4 (0.62%) QA
3 3 (0.47%) WAI
3 3 (0.47%) WCAG
4 2 (0.31%) Good Clinical Practice
5 1 (0.16%) GDPR
5 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
Vendors
1 202 (31.51%) Adobe
2 23 (3.59%) Google
3 6 (0.94%) Microsoft
4 3 (0.47%) Xamarin
5 2 (0.31%) Cadence
5 2 (0.31%) Facebook
5 2 (0.31%) Hotjar
5 2 (0.31%) HubSpot
5 2 (0.31%) Instagram
5 2 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.31%) SAP
6 1 (0.16%) Omniture
6 1 (0.16%) Progress
6 1 (0.16%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.16%) Twitter