Period
to 19 October 2021

The median annual salary for a UX Designer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 483 420 478
Rank change year-on-year -63 +58 +42
Permanent jobs requiring a UX Designer 757 301 819
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.62% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.65% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 551 253 635
10th Percentile £32,500 £34,000 £32,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £40,329
% change year-on-year +11.11% +11.58% -5.11%

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 114,589 45,998 130,402
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.25% 94.99% 95.66%
Number of salaries quoted 79,343 38,484 105,266
10th Percentile £31,875 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -46 699 £55,000 +10.00% 108
UK excluding London -93 358 £50,000 +11.11% 44
London -51 352 £62,500 +13.64% 63
Work from Home -117 203 £52,500 +10.53% 17
South East -52 167 £52,500 +5.00% 10
North of England -90 82 £47,500 +5.56% 11
South West -68 40 £51,250 -6.82% 3
North West -88 35 £55,000 +10.00% 5
Yorkshire -96 33 £50,000 +17.65% 4
Scotland -73 28 £43,750 +20.69% 2
Midlands -124 21 £45,000 - 8
East of England - 15 £60,000 - 9
North East -20 14 £28,500 -45.71% 2
East Midlands -69 11 £42,500 -5.56% 1
West Midlands -136 10 £46,250 +2.78% 7
Northern Ireland - 3 £32,500 -
Wales -57 2 £33,750 -25.00% 1

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 757 (100.00%) User Experience
2 443 (58.52%) Wireframes
3 316 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
4 297 (39.23%) Figma
5 281 (37.12%) Sketch
6 260 (34.35%) User Research
7 243 (32.10%) Adobe
8 231 (30.52%) Prototyping
9 180 (23.78%) InVision
10 168 (22.19%) Social Skills
10 168 (22.19%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 162 (21.40%) Problem-Solving
12 146 (19.29%) HTML
12 146 (19.29%) CSS
13 125 (16.51%) Axure RP
14 121 (15.98%) Finance
15 112 (14.80%) Usability Testing
16 109 (14.40%) Accessibility
17 96 (12.68%) Information Architecture
18 93 (12.29%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
19 92 (12.15%) Analytics
19 92 (12.15%) Mobile App
20 90 (11.89%) Workshop Facilitation
21 81 (10.70%) SaaS
22 78 (10.30%) Design Thinking
23 76 (10.04%) JavaScript
24 71 (9.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
25 64 (8.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
26 62 (8.19%) Adobe XD
27 59 (7.79%) Apple iOS

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 27 (3.57%) CMS
2 7 (0.92%) WordPress
3 2 (0.26%) Drupal
4 1 (0.13%) Confluence
4 1 (0.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.13%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 297 (39.23%) Figma
2 281 (37.12%) Sketch
3 180 (23.78%) InVision
4 64 (8.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 62 (8.19%) Adobe XD
6 56 (7.40%) Photoshop
7 42 (5.55%) Adobe Illustrator
8 35 (4.62%) OmniGraffle
9 29 (3.83%) Zeplin
10 13 (1.72%) UXPin
11 12 (1.59%) Marvel
12 5 (0.66%) UserZoom
13 4 (0.53%) InDesign
14 3 (0.40%) Flinto
14 3 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
15 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
15 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
15 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.26%) Shopify
3 1 (0.13%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 81 (10.70%) SaaS
2 71 (9.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 33 (4.36%) Miro
4 26 (3.43%) Google Analytics
5 8 (1.06%) Adobe Analytics
6 6 (0.79%) MailChimp
7 5 (0.66%) AWS
7 5 (0.66%) PaaS
8 4 (0.53%) Trello
9 2 (0.26%) Azure
10 1 (0.13%) Google Sheets
10 1 (0.13%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.26%) Intranet
2 1 (0.13%) ATM
2 1 (0.13%) Broadband
2 1 (0.13%) IKE
2 1 (0.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.53%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.26%) Big Data
2 2 (0.26%) Blockchain
3 1 (0.13%) Metadata
3 1 (0.13%) Mixpanel
3 1 (0.13%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 125 (16.51%) Axure RP
2 25 (3.30%) JIRA
3 19 (2.51%) Balsamiq
4 5 (0.66%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.66%) webpack
5 4 (0.53%) CircleCI
5 4 (0.53%) GitLab
6 1 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
General
1 168 (22.19%) Social Skills
2 121 (15.98%) Finance
3 52 (6.87%) Marketing
4 49 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (6.34%) Presentation Skills
6 36 (4.76%) Retail
7 30 (3.96%) Banking
8 22 (2.91%) Public Sector
9 21 (2.77%) Influencing Skills
10 20 (2.64%) Law
11 14 (1.85%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 11 (1.45%) German Language
12 11 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (1.19%) Advertising
13 9 (1.19%) Games
14 8 (1.06%) Publishing
15 7 (0.92%) Legal
15 7 (0.92%) Telecoms
16 6 (0.79%) Automotive
16 6 (0.79%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (19.29%) CSS
1 146 (19.29%) HTML
2 13 (1.72%) React
3 11 (1.45%) HTML5
4 8 (1.06%) AngularJS
4 8 (1.06%) jQuery
5 7 (0.92%) Sass
6 6 (0.79%) .NET
6 6 (0.79%) Node.js
6 6 (0.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (0.66%) CSS3
8 4 (0.53%) LESS
8 4 (0.53%) MobX
9 3 (0.40%) Framer.js
9 3 (0.40%) SVG
9 3 (0.40%) Vue.js
10 2 (0.26%) D3.js
10 2 (0.26%) RESTful
10 2 (0.26%) Web Services
11 1 (0.13%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 757 (100.00%) User Experience
2 92 (12.15%) Mobile App
3 28 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 27 (3.57%) Graphic Design
5 22 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (1.85%) Life Science
7 8 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.06%) Social Media
8 7 (0.92%) W3C
9 6 (0.79%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.66%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.66%) Photography
10 5 (0.66%) Podcast
11 4 (0.53%) Animation
11 4 (0.53%) DTCC
11 4 (0.53%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.40%) Biotechnology
12 3 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.40%) New Media
12 3 (0.40%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 59 (7.79%) Android
1 59 (7.79%) Apple iOS
2 5 (0.66%) Windows
3 3 (0.40%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (58.52%) Wireframes
2 316 (41.74%) Agile Software Development
3 260 (34.35%) User Research
4 231 (30.52%) Prototyping
5 168 (22.19%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
6 162 (21.40%) Problem-Solving
7 112 (14.80%) Usability Testing
8 96 (12.68%) Information Architecture
9 93 (12.29%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
10 92 (12.15%) Analytics
11 90 (11.89%) Workshop Facilitation
12 78 (10.30%) Design Thinking
13 59 (7.79%) Web Design
14 52 (6.87%) E-Commerce
15 47 (6.21%) User Stories
16 46 (6.08%) Service Design
17 45 (5.94%) Front End Development
17 45 (5.94%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
18 44 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
19 42 (5.55%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 76 (10.04%) JavaScript
2 7 (0.92%) TypeScript
3 6 (0.79%) C
3 6 (0.79%) PL/1
4 3 (0.40%) C#
5 2 (0.26%) PHP
6 1 (0.13%) Java
6 1 (0.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (5.94%) Degree
2 7 (0.92%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.79%) Postgraduate
4 2 (0.26%) DBS Check
4 2 (0.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.26%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.13%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.13%) HND
5 1 (0.13%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (14.40%) Accessibility
2 13 (1.72%) WCAG
3 9 (1.19%) QA
4 6 (0.79%) WAI
5 2 (0.26%) GDPR
Vendors
1 243 (32.10%) Adobe
2 41 (5.42%) Google
3 10 (1.32%) Hotjar
4 8 (1.06%) Microsoft
4 8 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (0.79%) Facebook
6 4 (0.53%) Cognizant
6 4 (0.53%) SAP
6 4 (0.53%) Xceptor
7 3 (0.40%) BT
8 2 (0.26%) Apple
8 2 (0.26%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.13%) Avid
9 1 (0.13%) IBM
9 1 (0.13%) Omniture
9 1 (0.13%) Progress
9 1 (0.13%) Sitecore
9 1 (0.13%) Spotify
9 1 (0.13%) Virgin Media