Period
to 2 July 2020

The median annual salary for a UX Designer was £50,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 July 2020.

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
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 409 441 489
Rank change year-on-year +32 +48 +28
Permanent jobs requiring a UX Designer 539 994 1,043
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.68% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.71% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 468 832 758
Median annual salary £50,750 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.50% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% +6.25%

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 75,098 139,935 169,791
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.90% 96.30%
Number of salaries quoted 60,373 111,634 137,896
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 2 July 2020.

Salary histogram for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Top 18 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 2 July 2020. 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 +31 481 £53,250 +6.50% 31
UK excluding London +101 263 £47,500 +18.75% 17
London -7 263 £57,500 -4.17% 14
South East +112 79 £55,000 +22.22% 8
North of England +87 58 £45,000 +20.00% 2
North West +76 44 £45,000 +20.00%
Midlands +102 43 £47,500 +26.67% 4
West Midlands +87 42 £47,500 +31.03% 2
Wales +31 24 £47,500 +21.79%
South West +117 19 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Work from Home +35 18 £47,500 -5.00% 5
East of England +40 17 £47,500 +5.56% 2
Scotland +63 15 £42,500 -10.53%
Yorkshire +99 12 £42,500 +15.55% 2
Northern Ireland +26 5 £35,000 +4.48%
North East +16 2 £50,000 +33.33%
Isle of Man - 2 £27,500 -
East Midlands +60 1 £27,500 -50.00% 2

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, 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.

1 539 (100.00%) User Experience
2 336 (62.34%) Wireframes
3 217 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
4 200 (37.11%) Sketch
5 190 (35.25%) Prototyping
6 158 (29.31%) Adobe
7 142 (26.35%) InVision
8 128 (23.75%) CSS
9 123 (22.82%) HTML
10 102 (18.92%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
11 93 (17.25%) Marketing
12 92 (17.07%) Axure RP
13 78 (14.47%) E-Commerce
14 75 (13.91%) Finance
15 74 (13.73%) Photoshop
16 72 (13.36%) Adobe Illustrator
16 72 (13.36%) Mobile App
17 71 (13.17%) JavaScript
18 61 (11.32%) Scrum
19 59 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
20 58 (10.76%) Web Design
21 57 (10.58%) Figma
22 53 (9.83%) Information Architecture
23 52 (9.65%) Fintech
24 50 (9.28%) Adobe XD
25 47 (8.72%) Balsamiq
26 43 (7.98%) Degree
26 43 (7.98%) B2B
27 40 (7.42%) Retail
27 40 (7.42%) SaaS

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 9 (1.67%) CMS
1 9 (1.67%) WordPress
2 2 (0.37%) Confluence
3 1 (0.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 200 (37.11%) Sketch
2 142 (26.35%) InVision
3 74 (13.73%) Photoshop
4 72 (13.36%) Adobe Illustrator
5 57 (10.58%) Figma
6 50 (9.28%) Adobe XD
7 30 (5.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 23 (4.27%) OmniGraffle
9 21 (3.90%) Marvel
10 20 (3.71%) Zeplin
11 14 (2.60%) Adobe After Effects
11 14 (2.60%) InDesign
12 13 (2.41%) UXPin
13 11 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
14 7 (1.30%) MS Visio
15 5 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
16 2 (0.37%) Adobe Premiere
17 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Shopify
2 2 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.42%) SaaS
2 39 (7.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 9 (1.67%) Google Analytics
4 7 (1.30%) Azure
5 5 (0.93%) GitHub
6 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.37%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.60%) Internet
2 5 (0.93%) Intranet
3 3 (0.56%) Broadband
4 1 (0.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.67%) MySQL
2 6 (1.11%) Big Data
3 2 (0.37%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 92 (17.07%) Axure RP
2 47 (8.72%) Balsamiq
3 6 (1.11%) JIRA
4 3 (0.56%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.56%) Visual Website Optimizer
5 2 (0.37%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.19%) Subversion
General
1 93 (17.25%) Marketing
2 75 (13.91%) Finance
3 40 (7.42%) Retail
4 13 (2.41%) Advertising
5 12 (2.23%) Law
6 9 (1.67%) Banking
7 8 (1.48%) Games
8 7 (1.30%) Public Sector
9 6 (1.11%) Legal
10 4 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.74%) Publishing
11 3 (0.56%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.56%) Local Government
12 2 (0.37%) Automotive
12 2 (0.37%) Back Office
13 1 (0.19%) Electronics
13 1 (0.19%) Front Office
13 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (23.75%) CSS
2 123 (22.82%) HTML
3 24 (4.45%) HTML5
4 21 (3.90%) CSS3
5 18 (3.34%) Framer.js
6 13 (2.41%) jQuery
7 9 (1.67%) LESS
8 8 (1.48%) Sass
9 7 (1.30%) React
10 4 (0.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (0.56%) .NET
11 3 (0.56%) Flash
11 3 (0.56%) Material Design
11 3 (0.56%) Web Components
12 2 (0.37%) .NET Core
12 2 (0.37%) Ajax
12 2 (0.37%) Apache Flex
12 2 (0.37%) Web Services
12 2 (0.37%) WPF
13 1 (0.19%) Aurelia
Miscellaneous
1 539 (100.00%) User Experience
2 72 (13.36%) Mobile App
3 38 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.45%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.23%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (1.86%) RIA
7 9 (1.67%) Graphic Design
7 9 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (1.67%) Smartphone
7 9 (1.67%) Social Media
8 8 (1.48%) Animation
9 7 (1.30%) Motion Graphics
10 6 (1.11%) Video on Demand
11 5 (0.93%) Industry 4.0
11 5 (0.93%) Life Science
11 5 (0.93%) Video\Live Streaming
11 5 (0.93%) W3C
12 4 (0.74%) Blog
12 4 (0.74%) IVR
12 4 (0.74%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.27%) Android
1 23 (4.27%) Apple iOS
2 5 (0.93%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (62.34%) Wireframes
2 217 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (35.25%) Prototyping
4 102 (18.92%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 78 (14.47%) E-Commerce
6 61 (11.32%) Scrum
7 59 (10.95%) Problem-Solving
8 58 (10.76%) Web Design
9 53 (9.83%) Information Architecture
10 52 (9.65%) Fintech
11 43 (7.98%) B2B
12 39 (7.24%) Analytics
12 39 (7.24%) Workshop Facilitation
13 38 (7.05%) A/B Testing
14 37 (6.86%) Design Thinking
15 36 (6.68%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
15 36 (6.68%) Responsive Web Design
16 34 (6.31%) Typography
17 33 (6.12%) Usability Testing
18 29 (5.38%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 71 (13.17%) JavaScript
2 8 (1.48%) C
3 6 (1.11%) PHP
4 2 (0.37%) C#
4 2 (0.37%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.19%) Python
5 1 (0.19%) SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (7.98%) Degree
2 9 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.11%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.86%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 158 (29.31%) Adobe
2 20 (3.71%) Google
3 9 (1.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (1.48%) Hotjar
5 5 (0.93%) Crazy Egg
5 5 (0.93%) HubSpot
6 3 (0.56%) Optimizely
7 2 (0.37%) Apple
7 2 (0.37%) Intel
7 2 (0.37%) Omniture
8 1 (0.19%) BT
8 1 (0.19%) Facebook
8 1 (0.19%) FIS
8 1 (0.19%) SAP
8 1 (0.19%) WorldPay