The median annual salary for a UX Designer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Experience Designer
UK
Rank 459 510 552
Rank change year-on-year +51 +42  
Permanent jobs requiring a UX Designer 457 502 445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.49% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.51% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 366 390 365
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,400 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - -5.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 81782 99209 102096
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67852 83080 83346
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured UX Designer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing UX Designer.

Salary trend for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing UX Designer over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +44 395 £45,000 - 80
London +15 198 £50,000 - 36
Scotland +35 40 £40,000 -11.11% 9
South West +32 40 £40,000 +14.28% 10
South East +54 39 £40,000 - 10
Yorkshire +37 36 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Edinburgh +21 34 £40,000 -11.11% 8
East of England +17 30 £45,000 -10.00% 3
West Yorkshire +32 24 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Leeds +26 22 £45,000 +20.00% 2
City of London +37 20 £50,000 -9.09% 10
East Midlands +18 20 £36,250 +3.57% 9
Surrey +44 19 £40,000 -27.27% 4
North West -47 18 £35,000 - 5
Manchester -37 14 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Bedfordshire - 13 £47,500 - 1
Bristol +4 12 £55,000 +13.98% 1
West Midlands +19 11 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Wales +8 11 £31,000 -4.61% 2
Staines - 11 £50,000 -
South Wales +16 10 £31,000 -4.61% 2
Nottinghamshire +11 10 £35,000 +3.70% 6
Devon - 10 £35,000 - 1
Exeter - 10 £35,000 - 1
Cardiff +15 9 £31,000 -4.61%
Dunstable - 8 £47,500 - 1
Hampshire +26 7 £38,500 +10.00% 3
Gloucestershire - 7 £36,250 - 5
Northampton +28 6 £47,500 +18.75%
Northamptonshire +26 6 £47,500 +18.75%

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, UX Designer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring UX Designer in the job title.

1 849 (100.00%) User Experience
2 513 (60.42%) Wireframes
3 387 (45.58%) HTML
4 378 (44.52%) CSS
5 357 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
6 294 (34.63%) Axure RP
7 293 (34.51%) Adobe
8 289 (34.04%) Prototyping
9 254 (29.92%) JavaScript
10 238 (28.03%) Photoshop
11 177 (20.85%) Degree
12 167 (19.67%) Adobe Illustrator
13 158 (18.61%) Information Architecture
14 149 (17.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 137 (16.14%) Finance
16 132 (15.55%) Marketing
17 117 (13.78%) Analytics
17 117 (13.78%) Usability Testing
18 115 (13.55%) HTML5
19 109 (12.84%) InVision
20 107 (12.60%) Mobile App
20 107 (12.60%) Responsive Web Design
21 104 (12.25%) E-Commerce
22 89 (10.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
23 88 (10.37%) Scrum
24 87 (10.25%) CSS3
25 85 (10.01%) OmniGraffle
26 77 (9.07%) UX Design
27 73 (8.60%) User Stories
28 71 (8.36%) Analytical Skills

UX Designer Skill Set
Top Related 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 26 (3.06%) Marvel
2 20 (2.36%) CMS
3 5 (0.59%) WordPress
4 3 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.12%) Confluence
5 1 (0.12%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.12%) Umbraco
Applications
1 238 (28.03%) Photoshop
2 167 (19.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 149 (17.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 109 (12.84%) InVision
5 85 (10.01%) OmniGraffle
6 43 (5.06%) InDesign
7 33 (3.89%) Fireworks
8 16 (1.88%) Pixate
9 14 (1.65%) UXPin
10 11 (1.30%) Adobe After Effects
11 7 (0.82%) MS Visio
12 4 (0.47%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.47%) MS Office
13 1 (0.12%) Pixelapse
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.89%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 29 (3.42%) Google Analytics
3 21 (2.47%) Adobe Analytics
4 10 (1.18%) SaaS
5 8 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.12%) GitHub
7 1 (0.12%) Google Play
7 1 (0.12%) Google Tag Manager
7 1 (0.12%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.88%) GoToMeeting
2 15 (1.77%) Internet
3 6 (0.71%) Intranet
4 4 (0.47%) Network Security
5 3 (0.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.06%) Big Data
2 5 (0.59%) NoSQL
2 5 (0.59%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.12%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 294 (34.63%) Axure RP
2 89 (10.48%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (0.35%) Android Studio
3 3 (0.35%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (0.35%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.35%) JIRA
3 3 (0.35%) Subversion
3 3 (0.35%) Xcode
4 2 (0.24%) JUnit
4 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.24%) TestNG
5 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
General
1 137 (16.14%) Finance
2 132 (15.55%) Marketing
3 44 (5.18%) Games
4 42 (4.95%) Retail
5 20 (2.36%) Banking
6 16 (1.88%) Advertising
7 14 (1.65%) Automotive
8 9 (1.06%) Legal
8 9 (1.06%) Publishing
9 7 (0.82%) Electronics
10 5 (0.59%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.12%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.12%) French Language
12 1 (0.12%) Law
12 1 (0.12%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 387 (45.58%) HTML
2 378 (44.52%) CSS
3 115 (13.55%) HTML5
4 87 (10.25%) CSS3
5 71 (8.36%) jQuery
6 27 (3.18%) AngularJS
6 27 (3.18%) Flash
7 22 (2.59%) Framer.js
8 21 (2.47%) .NET
9 18 (2.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 14 (1.65%) Sass
11 12 (1.41%) D3.js
12 8 (0.94%) LESS
13 7 (0.82%) Highcharts JS
14 6 (0.71%) Ajax
14 6 (0.71%) ASP.NET
14 6 (0.71%) Node.js
15 5 (0.59%) React
16 3 (0.35%) Semantic HTML
17 2 (0.24%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 849 (100.00%) User Experience
2 107 (12.60%) Mobile App
3 71 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (3.42%) Graphic Design
5 23 (2.71%) Fintech
6 16 (1.88%) Social Media
7 14 (1.65%) Digital Media
7 14 (1.65%) W3C
8 12 (1.41%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.06%) Video on Demand
11 8 (0.94%) iPad
12 5 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.59%) RIA
13 4 (0.47%) Animation
13 4 (0.47%) BBC
13 4 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
13 4 (0.47%) Smartphone
14 3 (0.35%) Internet of Things
14 3 (0.35%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 45 (5.30%) Android
2 40 (4.71%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
3 2 (0.24%) Windows
4 1 (0.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 513 (60.42%) Wireframes
2 357 (42.05%) Agile Software Development
3 289 (34.04%) Prototyping
4 158 (18.61%) Information Architecture
5 117 (13.78%) Analytics
5 117 (13.78%) Usability Testing
6 107 (12.60%) Responsive Web Design
7 104 (12.25%) E-Commerce
8 88 (10.37%) Scrum
9 77 (9.07%) UX Design
10 73 (8.60%) User Stories
11 67 (7.89%) Web Design
12 65 (7.66%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
12 65 (7.66%) Rapid Prototyping
13 57 (6.71%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
14 53 (6.24%) Front End Development
15 47 (5.54%) Typography
16 44 (5.18%) Web Analytics
17 42 (4.95%) Service Design
18 41 (4.83%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 254 (29.92%) JavaScript
2 18 (2.12%) Java
3 14 (1.65%) PHP
4 9 (1.06%) C
5 5 (0.59%) SQL
6 3 (0.35%) Python
7 2 (0.24%) C#
7 2 (0.24%) XAML
8 1 (0.12%) CoffeeScript
8 1 (0.12%) ECMAScript
8 1 (0.12%) ES6
8 1 (0.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 177 (20.85%) Degree
2 8 (0.94%) Security Cleared
3 6 (0.71%) DV Cleared
3 6 (0.71%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.47%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.59%) QA
2 3 (0.35%) WCAG
3 2 (0.24%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 5 (0.59%) Kibana
Vendors
1 293 (34.51%) Adobe
2 23 (2.71%) Google
3 19 (2.24%) ClickTale
4 7 (0.82%) Usabilla
5 6 (0.71%) Hitwise
5 6 (0.71%) hybris
5 6 (0.71%) Monetate
5 6 (0.71%) Twitter
6 5 (0.59%) CA Agile Central
6 5 (0.59%) Facebook
6 5 (0.59%) Optimizely
6 5 (0.59%) RedGate
7 3 (0.35%) Apple
7 3 (0.35%) Maxymiser
7 3 (0.35%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.24%) MEDITECH
9 1 (0.12%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.12%) Omniture
9 1 (0.12%) SAP
9 1 (0.12%) Sitecore
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Company Car / Car Allowance
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive benefits
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Salary: £50000 per annum + with bonus and benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: 25,000 - 60,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £65,000 - £95,000 (depending on experience and performance)
Posted: Yesterday
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City, London
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City, London
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £46000 - £54000 per annum
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Salary: £45000 - £57500 per annum + plus 10% bonus and benefits
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Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits, Amazing Culture!
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
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