User Experience Designer
UK

The median User Experience Designer salary in the UK is £50,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 3 March 2024.

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

6 months to
3 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 672 565 493
Rank change year-on-year -107 -72 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a UX Designer 164 542 929
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.49% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.52% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 124 365 616
10th Percentile £32,500 £40,000 £36,963
25th Percentile £42,500 £46,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £60,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% +10.00%
75th Percentile £65,000 £77,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £78,375 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,110 £57,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -19.11% +14.00% +11.11%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 77,031 104,241 136,469
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 93.48% 95.59%
Number of salaries quoted 57,563 65,286 84,676
10th Percentile £28,573 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,085 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £72,500 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.66% +6.00% +5.26%

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 3 March 2024.

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 3 March 2024. 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 -86 136 £50,000 -20.00% 68
UK excluding London -36 91 £46,110 -19.11% 43
Work from Home -53 81 £49,000 -21.60% 35
London -10 55 £60,000 -7.69% 32
Midlands +55 21 £47,500 +11.76% 10
South East +46 20 £45,000 -40.00% 4
North of England +44 17 £45,000 -18.18% 10
East Midlands +16 14 £49,000 -18.33% 7
North West +11 12 £45,000 -28.00% 7
East of England +38 11 £46,110 -27.67% 4
Scotland -36 10 £39,500 -14.42% 8
West Midlands +56 7 £41,000 +2.50% 3
South West +3 7 £47,500 -9.52% 5
Wales +6 4 £32,500 -21.21% 2
Yorkshire +73 3 £51,250 +20.59% 3
North East -4 2 £50,000 -17.36%
Northern Ireland +26 1 - - 1

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 3 March 2024, UX Designer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 164 (100.00%) UX Design
1 164 (100.00%) User Experience
2 85 (51.83%) Figma
3 84 (51.22%) Wireframes
4 69 (42.07%) User Research
5 65 (39.63%) Social Skills
6 57 (34.76%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 54 (32.93%) Adobe
8 49 (29.88%) Sketch
9 48 (29.27%) Prototyping
9 48 (29.27%) Agile
10 38 (23.17%) Marketing
11 35 (21.34%) Usability Testing
12 34 (20.73%) Problem-Solving
12 34 (20.73%) Adobe XD
13 29 (17.68%) Finance
14 27 (16.46%) Interaction Design
15 26 (15.85%) Data Science
16 22 (13.41%) CSS
16 22 (13.41%) HTML
16 22 (13.41%) Degree
17 21 (12.80%) Information Architecture
18 19 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
19 18 (10.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
19 18 (10.98%) Accessibility
20 17 (10.37%) SaaS
20 17 (10.37%) Customer Experience
20 17 (10.37%) Blockchain
21 16 (9.76%) Collaborative Working
21 16 (9.76%) Workshop Facilitation

UX Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.22%) Confluence
2 1 (0.61%) CMS
2 1 (0.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 49 (29.88%) Sketch
2 34 (20.73%) Adobe XD
3 11 (6.71%) InVision
4 9 (5.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (4.88%) Adobe Illustrator
5 8 (4.88%) Photoshop
6 4 (2.44%) InDesign
7 3 (1.83%) Adobe After Effects
7 3 (1.83%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (1.22%) Notion
8 2 (1.22%) Zeplin
9 1 (0.61%) Blender
9 1 (0.61%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Magento
2 2 (1.22%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 85 (51.83%) Figma
2 17 (10.37%) SaaS
3 7 (4.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 5 (3.05%) Stripe
5 4 (2.44%) Miro
5 4 (2.44%) WhatsApp
6 3 (1.83%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (1.83%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.22%) Asana
7 2 (1.22%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.61%) Azure
8 1 (0.61%) Pendo
8 1 (0.61%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.61%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Axure RP
2 2 (1.22%) JIRA
3 1 (0.61%) Balsamiq
3 1 (0.61%) Git
3 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 65 (39.63%) Social Skills
2 38 (23.17%) Marketing
3 29 (17.68%) Finance
4 19 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (10.98%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 11 (6.71%) Advertising
7 9 (5.49%) Games
8 8 (4.88%) Law
8 8 (4.88%) Presentation Skills
9 7 (4.27%) Retail
10 4 (2.44%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (2.44%) Public Sector
10 4 (2.44%) Publishing
11 3 (1.83%) Telecoms
12 2 (1.22%) Electronics
13 1 (0.61%) Automotive
13 1 (0.61%) Legal
13 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.41%) CSS
1 22 (13.41%) HTML
2 5 (3.05%) React
3 3 (1.83%) CSS3
3 3 (1.83%) HTML5
4 2 (1.22%) EDI
4 2 (1.22%) Vue
5 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.61%) CarPlay
5 1 (0.61%) Next.js
5 1 (0.61%) Nuxt
5 1 (0.61%) SVG
5 1 (0.61%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.37%) Blockchain
2 16 (9.76%) Mobile App
3 10 (6.10%) Product Ownership
4 6 (3.66%) Cyberattack
5 5 (3.05%) Graphic Design
6 3 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.22%) Animation
8 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.61%) Cyber Threat
8 1 (0.61%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.61%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.61%) Low-Code
8 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.61%) NHS
8 1 (0.61%) Onboarding
8 1 (0.61%) Social Media
8 1 (0.61%) Virtual Reality
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.83%) Android
2 2 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (100.00%) User Experience
1 164 (100.00%) UX Design
2 84 (51.22%) Wireframes
3 69 (42.07%) User Research
4 57 (34.76%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 48 (29.27%) Agile
5 48 (29.27%) Prototyping
6 35 (21.34%) Usability Testing
7 34 (20.73%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (16.46%) Interaction Design
9 26 (15.85%) Data Science
10 21 (12.80%) Information Architecture
11 17 (10.37%) Customer Experience
12 16 (9.76%) Collaborative Working
12 16 (9.76%) Workshop Facilitation
13 15 (9.15%) Analytics
13 15 (9.15%) Journey Map
13 15 (9.15%) Psychology
14 13 (7.93%) Artificial Intelligence
14 13 (7.93%) Mobile First
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.93%) JavaScript
2 3 (1.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (13.41%) Degree
2 10 (6.10%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.27%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.22%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.61%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.98%) Accessibility
2 4 (2.44%) WCAG
3 1 (0.61%) GDPR
Vendors
1 54 (32.93%) Adobe
2 11 (6.71%) Salesforce
3 3 (1.83%) Hotjar
3 3 (1.83%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.22%) CA Agile Central
4 2 (1.22%) Google
5 1 (0.61%) Apple
5 1 (0.61%) Monzo
5 1 (0.61%) Peregrine
5 1 (0.61%) Revolut
5 1 (0.61%) SAP