Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for a UX Designer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 506 545 526
Rank change year-on-year +39 -19 +78
Permanent jobs requiring a UX Designer 972 888 1127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.47% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.49% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 808 715 983
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £69,125 £66,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

UX Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured UX Designer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for UX Designer in the UK

UX Designer
Top 15 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 20 November 2017. 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 +45 911 £47,500 - 77
London +9 489 £52,500 - 42
UK excluding London +48 465 £40,000 - 40
South East +26 139 £40,000 -7.51% 11
North of England +43 128 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Yorkshire +65 81 £45,000 +28.57% 5
South West +41 57 £47,960 +33.22% 8
Midlands +8 51 £35,000 - 5
East of England +11 46 £37,500 -25.00% 1
North West -17 46 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Scotland -10 41 £40,000 - 4
West Midlands +13 39 £27,500 -3.51% 3
East Midlands +17 12 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Northern Ireland -30 3 £35,000 +16.67% 1
North East -16 1 £42,500 +41.67% 1

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 972 (100.00%) User Experience
2 563 (57.92%) Wireframes
3 355 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
4 335 (34.47%) HTML
5 332 (34.16%) CSS
6 331 (34.05%) Adobe
7 301 (30.97%) Prototyping
8 241 (24.79%) Photoshop
9 237 (24.38%) Axure RP
10 198 (20.37%) Mobile App
11 197 (20.27%) Adobe Illustrator
12 188 (19.34%) JavaScript
12 188 (19.34%) InVision
13 158 (16.26%) Finance
14 152 (15.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 146 (15.02%) Information Architecture
15 146 (15.02%) Marketing
16 127 (13.07%) E-Commerce
17 125 (12.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 116 (11.93%) Usability Testing
19 104 (10.70%) Degree
20 92 (9.47%) Web Design
21 88 (9.05%) Analytics
22 82 (8.44%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
23 81 (8.33%) OmniGraffle
24 76 (7.82%) HTML5
25 75 (7.72%) Rapid Prototyping
26 70 (7.20%) Responsive Web Design
27 69 (7.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
28 67 (6.89%) Scrum

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 32 (3.29%) CMS
2 27 (2.78%) Marvel
3 10 (1.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 6 (0.62%) WordPress
5 4 (0.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.10%) Drupal
6 1 (0.10%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 241 (24.79%) Photoshop
2 197 (20.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 188 (19.34%) InVision
4 125 (12.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 81 (8.33%) OmniGraffle
6 33 (3.40%) UXPin
7 26 (2.67%) InDesign
7 26 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
8 16 (1.65%) Fireworks
8 16 (1.65%) MS Visio
9 13 (1.34%) Adobe After Effects
10 9 (0.93%) Moqups
11 6 (0.62%) Chatbot
12 4 (0.41%) Pixate
13 3 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 1 (0.10%) Flinto
14 1 (0.10%) GIMP
14 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.62%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 69 (7.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 30 (3.09%) SaaS
3 12 (1.23%) Google Analytics
4 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.41%) Office 365
6 2 (0.21%) Slack
7 1 (0.10%) GitHub
7 1 (0.10%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.67%) Internet
2 6 (0.62%) Intranet
3 1 (0.10%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (1.65%) Geospatial Data
2 10 (1.03%) Big Data
3 3 (0.31%) MySQL
4 1 (0.10%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 237 (24.38%) Axure RP
2 152 (15.64%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 7 (0.72%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.62%) Dreamweaver
5 5 (0.51%) JIRA
6 3 (0.31%) gulp
6 3 (0.31%) Subversion
6 3 (0.31%) Vagrant
6 3 (0.31%) Visual Website Optimizer
7 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 158 (16.26%) Finance
2 146 (15.02%) Marketing
3 57 (5.86%) Games
4 50 (5.14%) Retail
5 45 (4.63%) Banking
6 25 (2.57%) Advertising
7 23 (2.37%) Legal
7 23 (2.37%) Telecoms
8 22 (2.26%) Manufacturing
9 20 (2.06%) Electronics
10 18 (1.85%) Automotive
11 11 (1.13%) Multimedia
12 10 (1.03%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.93%) Private Banking
14 8 (0.82%) Corporate Banking
15 7 (0.72%) Investment Banking
16 4 (0.41%) Law
17 3 (0.31%) Financial Institution
17 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.21%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 335 (34.47%) HTML
2 332 (34.16%) CSS
3 76 (7.82%) HTML5
4 56 (5.76%) CSS3
5 45 (4.63%) jQuery
6 43 (4.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 27 (2.78%) AngularJS
7 27 (2.78%) Framer.js
8 21 (2.16%) Sass
9 13 (1.34%) React
10 12 (1.23%) Natural Language Processing
11 10 (1.03%) Material Design
12 9 (0.93%) .NET
13 7 (0.72%) Ajax
14 6 (0.62%) LESS
14 6 (0.62%) XHTML
15 4 (0.41%) Flash
16 3 (0.31%) LAMP
16 3 (0.31%) Laravel
16 3 (0.31%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 972 (100.00%) User Experience
2 198 (20.37%) Mobile App
3 43 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
3 43 (4.42%) Graphic Design
4 40 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
5 37 (3.81%) Social Media
6 34 (3.50%) Fintech
7 30 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (1.65%) BBC
9 12 (1.23%) Animation
9 12 (1.23%) Cyberthreat
10 11 (1.13%) Life Science
11 9 (0.93%) Online Banking
12 7 (0.72%) Computer Science
12 7 (0.72%) Taxonomies
13 6 (0.62%) RIA
14 5 (0.51%) Digital Media
14 5 (0.51%) Digital Signage
15 4 (0.41%) Blog
15 4 (0.41%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 49 (5.04%) Android
2 47 (4.84%) Apple iOS
3 10 (1.03%) Mac OS X
4 6 (0.62%) Windows
5 4 (0.41%) Linux
5 4 (0.41%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.21%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (57.92%) Wireframes
2 355 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
3 301 (30.97%) Prototyping
4 146 (15.02%) Information Architecture
5 127 (13.07%) E-Commerce
6 116 (11.93%) Usability Testing
7 92 (9.47%) Web Design
8 88 (9.05%) Analytics
9 82 (8.44%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
10 75 (7.72%) Rapid Prototyping
11 70 (7.20%) Responsive Web Design
12 67 (6.89%) Scrum
13 60 (6.17%) UX Design
14 59 (6.07%) Service Design
15 58 (5.97%) Project Management
16 55 (5.66%) Collaborative Working
17 49 (5.04%) Business Intelligence
17 49 (5.04%) User Stories
18 47 (4.84%) Low-Fidelity Prototypes
18 47 (4.84%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 188 (19.34%) JavaScript
2 16 (1.65%) PHP
3 8 (0.82%) C
4 7 (0.72%) Java
5 4 (0.41%) SQL
6 3 (0.31%) C#
6 3 (0.31%) ES6
7 2 (0.21%) C++
8 1 (0.10%) Python
Qualifications
1 104 (10.70%) Degree
2 13 (1.34%) Master's Degree
3 11 (1.13%) Security Cleared
4 9 (0.93%) SC Cleared
5 6 (0.62%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.41%) HND
6 4 (0.41%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.44%) WCAG
2 4 (0.41%) QA
3 3 (0.31%) COSHH
3 3 (0.31%) GMP
4 1 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 3 (0.31%) Docker
Vendors
1 331 (34.05%) Adobe
2 31 (3.19%) Microsoft
3 30 (3.09%) Google
4 22 (2.26%) Apple
5 19 (1.95%) SAP
6 9 (0.93%) Twitter
7 7 (0.72%) iRise
8 5 (0.51%) Capita
9 4 (0.41%) Hotjar
9 4 (0.41%) Samsung
10 3 (0.31%) Bloomberg
10 3 (0.31%) Cognizant
10 3 (0.31%) Optimizely
10 3 (0.31%) WooCommerce
11 2 (0.21%) Crazy Egg
11 2 (0.21%) Sony
12 1 (0.10%) Cadence
12 1 (0.10%) Facebook
12 1 (0.10%) Rakuten