Period
to 6 April 2020

The median annual salary for a UX Designer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 6 April 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 429 425 499
Rank change year-on-year -4 +74 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a UX Designer 745 1,086 1,006
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.73% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.76% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 644 878 835
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £32,620 £30,000 £30,650
90th Percentile £74,625 £72,500 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +15.38% -2.50% -

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 111,584 143,241 171,258
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 95.98% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 89,497 114,261 140,435
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +2.35%

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 6 April 2020.

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 6 April 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 -29 680 £55,000 +10.00% 117
London -34 377 £57,500 +3.14% 43
UK excluding London +35 354 £45,000 +15.38% 82
South East +27 93 £55,000 +22.22% 21
North of England +39 79 £45,000 +28.57% 31
Midlands +66 65 £45,000 +20.00% 10
West Midlands +63 58 £45,000 +28.57% 8
North West +40 53 £45,000 +28.57% 18
East of England +12 38 £47,500 +5.56% 2
Work from Home -1 28 £57,500 +15.00% 5
Scotland +28 25 £57,500 +72.93% 4
South West +27 24 £40,000 +14.29% 10
Yorkshire +11 18 £45,000 +28.57% 8
Northern Ireland +36 16 £35,000 +2.19%
Wales +12 13 £55,000 +41.94% 4
North East +4 8 £37,500 - 5
East Midlands +33 7 £42,500 - 2

UX Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 April 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.

1 745 (100.00%) User Experience
2 434 (58.26%) Wireframes
3 315 (42.28%) Sketch
4 292 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
5 234 (31.41%) Adobe
6 230 (30.87%) Prototyping
7 204 (27.38%) InVision
8 196 (26.31%) HTML
9 194 (26.04%) CSS
10 148 (19.87%) Axure RP
11 130 (17.45%) Finance
12 129 (17.32%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 124 (16.64%) Marketing
14 110 (14.77%) Mobile App
15 102 (13.69%) E-Commerce
16 101 (13.56%) Photoshop
17 96 (12.89%) Fintech
18 89 (11.95%) JavaScript
19 88 (11.81%) Adobe Illustrator
20 83 (11.14%) Scrum
20 83 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
21 69 (9.26%) Information Architecture
22 68 (9.13%) Degree
22 68 (9.13%) Web Design
23 66 (8.86%) Analytics
24 63 (8.46%) B2B
25 57 (7.65%) B2C
25 57 (7.65%) Balsamiq
26 55 (7.38%) Responsive Web Design
27 54 (7.25%) Figma

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 19 (2.55%) WordPress
2 14 (1.88%) CMS
3 2 (0.27%) Confluence
3 2 (0.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.13%) SAS
Applications
1 315 (42.28%) Sketch
2 204 (27.38%) InVision
3 101 (13.56%) Photoshop
4 88 (11.81%) Adobe Illustrator
5 54 (7.25%) Figma
6 47 (6.31%) Adobe XD
7 40 (5.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 35 (4.70%) Zeplin
9 31 (4.16%) OmniGraffle
10 22 (2.95%) Adobe After Effects
10 22 (2.95%) Marvel
11 14 (1.88%) InDesign
12 13 (1.74%) Microsoft Office
12 13 (1.74%) MS Visio
13 6 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 5 (0.67%) UXPin
15 4 (0.54%) Adobe Premiere
16 2 (0.27%) Flinto
17 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
17 1 (0.13%) Pixate
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Shopify
2 1 (0.13%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 47 (6.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 34 (4.56%) SaaS
3 12 (1.61%) Google Analytics
4 10 (1.34%) Azure
5 6 (0.81%) GitHub
6 4 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.95%) Internet
2 8 (1.07%) Intranet
3 3 (0.40%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (1.34%) Big Data
2 9 (1.21%) MySQL
3 2 (0.27%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 148 (19.87%) Axure RP
2 57 (7.65%) Balsamiq
3 7 (0.94%) JIRA
4 6 (0.81%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.40%) Visual Website Optimizer
6 2 (0.27%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 130 (17.45%) Finance
2 124 (16.64%) Marketing
3 50 (6.71%) Retail
4 38 (5.10%) Banking
5 12 (1.61%) Law
6 10 (1.34%) Advertising
7 9 (1.21%) Games
8 8 (1.07%) Legal
9 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.94%) Public Sector
10 4 (0.54%) Publishing
11 3 (0.40%) Local Government
11 3 (0.40%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.27%) Back Office
12 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) Electronics
13 1 (0.13%) Front Office
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (26.31%) HTML
2 194 (26.04%) CSS
3 37 (4.97%) HTML5
4 26 (3.49%) CSS3
5 23 (3.09%) jQuery
6 21 (2.82%) React
7 13 (1.74%) Framer.js
8 10 (1.34%) AngularJS
9 9 (1.21%) LESS
9 9 (1.21%) Sass
10 4 (0.54%) Material Design
10 4 (0.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (0.40%) Flash
11 3 (0.40%) Redux
11 3 (0.40%) Web Components
11 3 (0.40%) Web Services
12 2 (0.27%) Ajax
12 2 (0.27%) Apache Flex
12 2 (0.27%) Aurelia
12 2 (0.27%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 745 (100.00%) User Experience
2 110 (14.77%) Mobile App
3 48 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.76%) Graphic Design
5 24 (3.22%) Self-Motivation
6 20 (2.68%) Smartphone
7 18 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (2.15%) RIA
9 14 (1.88%) Animation
9 14 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.21%) Motion Graphics
11 8 (1.07%) Life Science
11 8 (1.07%) Social Media
12 7 (0.94%) Learning Management System
12 7 (0.94%) Video on Demand
12 7 (0.94%) W3C
13 6 (0.81%) Industry 4.0
13 6 (0.81%) Video Editing
14 5 (0.67%) Video\Live Streaming
15 4 (0.54%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 34 (4.56%) Android
1 34 (4.56%) Apple iOS
2 3 (0.40%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (58.26%) Wireframes
2 292 (39.19%) Agile Software Development
3 230 (30.87%) Prototyping
4 129 (17.32%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
5 102 (13.69%) E-Commerce
6 96 (12.89%) Fintech
7 83 (11.14%) Problem-Solving
7 83 (11.14%) Scrum
8 69 (9.26%) Information Architecture
9 68 (9.13%) Web Design
10 66 (8.86%) Analytics
11 63 (8.46%) B2B
12 57 (7.65%) B2C
13 55 (7.38%) Responsive Web Design
14 52 (6.98%) Usability Testing
14 52 (6.98%) Workshop Facilitation
15 51 (6.85%) Design Thinking
16 50 (6.71%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
17 47 (6.31%) Typography
18 45 (6.04%) A/B Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (11.95%) JavaScript
2 14 (1.88%) C
3 6 (0.81%) PHP
4 2 (0.27%) Python
5 1 (0.13%) SQL
5 1 (0.13%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 68 (9.13%) Degree
2 10 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.40%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.68%) QA
2 2 (0.27%) WCAG
3 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 234 (31.41%) Adobe
2 21 (2.82%) FIS
2 21 (2.82%) WorldPay
3 18 (2.42%) Google
4 13 (1.74%) Microsoft
5 6 (0.81%) Hotjar
6 5 (0.67%) HubSpot
7 3 (0.40%) Optimizely
8 2 (0.27%) Apple
8 2 (0.27%) Crazy Egg
8 2 (0.27%) Omniture
8 2 (0.27%) OutSystems
9 1 (0.13%) Qualtrics
9 1 (0.13%) SAP
9 1 (0.13%) Sony
9 1 (0.13%) Spotify