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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for UX Research skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited UX Research over the 6 months to 12 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

User Experience Research (UXR)
UK
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 436 595 645
Rank change year-on-year +159 +50 +24
Permanent jobs citing UX Research 1,345 480 146
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.42% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.45% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 308 264 114
10th Percentile £41,600 £37,500 £36,438
25th Percentile £46,250 £45,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +7.53%
75th Percentile £68,813 £74,063 £67,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £85,000 £80,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +1.94% +11.35% +15.63%

UX Research is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 161,721 107,622 58,944
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.75% 94.06% 93.09%
Number of salaries quoted 84,129 73,141 47,812
10th Percentile £34,207 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,600 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.91% +1.09% +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £97,290 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

UX Research
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing UX Research as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for UX Research in the UK

UX Research
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing UX Research.

Salary trend for UX Research in the UK

UX Research
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing UX Research over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Salary histogram for UX Research in the UK

UX Research
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing UX Research within the UK over the 6 months to 12 August 2022. 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 +123 1,130 £55,000 - 49
London +116 805 £60,000 -9.09% 27
Work from Home +60 588 £55,000 - 26
UK excluding London -1 335 £52,500 +1.94% 21
South East 0 113 £47,500 -13.64% 5
North of England -84 72 £52,500 +5.00% 8
East of England -15 65 £60,250 -13.93% 1
South West -24 43 £50,000 +5.26% 3
North West -78 36 £55,000 +10.00% 6
Yorkshire -45 24 £47,500 -7.32% 2
Midlands -63 17 £47,500 -20.83% 2
Scotland -37 15 £65,000 +22.41% 1
Wales -5 13 £53,849 +65.69%
North East -4 12 £33,500 -34.95%
West Midlands -57 12 £43,750 -30.00% 2
East Midlands -30 5 £50,000 +25.00%

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, IT jobs citing UX Research also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for UX Research.

1 1,345 (100.00%) User Experience
2 904 (67.21%) UX Design
3 811 (60.30%) User Research
4 740 (55.02%) Agile
5 551 (40.97%) Wireframes
6 492 (36.58%) Social Skills
7 480 (35.69%) Figma
8 415 (30.86%) Prototyping
9 362 (26.91%) Problem-Solving
10 353 (26.25%) Finance
11 342 (25.43%) Interaction Design
12 313 (23.27%) Sketch
13 300 (22.30%) Design Thinking
14 265 (19.70%) Analytics
15 263 (19.55%) Qualitative Research
16 258 (19.18%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
17 249 (18.51%) Quantitative Research
17 249 (18.51%) Degree
18 243 (18.07%) Usability Testing
19 239 (17.77%) Workshop Facilitation
20 237 (17.62%) Accessibility
21 214 (15.91%) Adobe
22 206 (15.32%) Product Strategy
23 203 (15.09%) Presentation Skills
24 184 (13.68%) HTML
25 181 (13.46%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
26 180 (13.38%) CSS
27 179 (13.31%) Psychology
28 178 (13.23%) B2B
29 173 (12.86%) Marketing

UX Research
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 25 (1.86%) Confluence
2 21 (1.56%) CMS
3 16 (1.19%) WordPress
4 11 (0.82%) EPiServer
4 11 (0.82%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.074%) Drupal
5 1 (0.074%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 313 (23.27%) Sketch
2 173 (12.86%) InVision
3 90 (6.69%) Adobe XD
3 90 (6.69%) Photoshop
4 79 (5.87%) Adobe Illustrator
5 74 (5.50%) Zeplin
6 61 (4.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 24 (1.78%) Campfire
8 17 (1.26%) UserZoom
9 15 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
9 15 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 15 (1.12%) MS Visio
10 13 (0.97%) OmniGraffle
11 12 (0.89%) InDesign
12 10 (0.74%) Marvel
13 7 (0.52%) UXPin
14 6 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
15 4 (0.30%) Adobe After Effects
16 3 (0.22%) LaTeX
17 1 (0.074%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 19 (1.41%) Magento
2 12 (0.89%) Shopify
3 7 (0.52%) Odoo
4 5 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 480 (35.69%) Figma
2 108 (8.03%) SaaS
3 71 (5.28%) Miro
4 54 (4.01%) Google Analytics
5 32 (2.38%) Slack
6 26 (1.93%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 25 (1.86%) GitHub
8 21 (1.56%) Snowflake
9 20 (1.49%) Power Platform
10 17 (1.26%) Google Workspace
11 14 (1.04%) Matillion
12 12 (0.89%) WeChat
13 10 (0.74%) Azure
13 10 (0.74%) Pendo
14 6 (0.45%) Amplience
14 6 (0.45%) dbt
14 6 (0.45%) Fivetran
14 6 (0.45%) Lucidchart
15 5 (0.37%) AWS
15 5 (0.37%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 45 (3.35%) Broadband
2 8 (0.59%) SD-WAN
3 7 (0.52%) 5G
3 7 (0.52%) WAN
4 6 (0.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (1.49%) Looker
1 20 (1.49%) Power BI
2 19 (1.41%) MySQL
3 13 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (0.97%) Mixpanel
4 10 (0.74%) PostHog
5 9 (0.67%) Big Data
5 9 (0.67%) Data Lake
6 8 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.52%) Amazon QuickSight
7 7 (0.52%) Amazon Redshift
7 7 (0.52%) BigQuery
7 7 (0.52%) Tableau
8 6 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 111 (8.25%) Axure RP
2 107 (7.96%) JIRA
3 19 (1.41%) Balsamiq
4 10 (0.74%) GitLab
5 5 (0.37%) Git (software)
6 4 (0.30%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.30%) Storybook
7 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio Code
7 2 (0.15%) webpack
8 1 (0.074%) Cypress.io
8 1 (0.074%) Vagrant
General
1 492 (36.58%) Social Skills
2 353 (26.25%) Finance
3 203 (15.09%) Presentation Skills
4 173 (12.86%) Marketing
5 151 (11.23%) Analytical Skills
6 128 (9.52%) Retail
7 114 (8.48%) Legal
8 112 (8.33%) Influencing Skills
9 104 (7.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 95 (7.06%) Games
11 86 (6.39%) Public Sector
12 58 (4.31%) Organisational Skills
13 42 (3.12%) Publishing
14 36 (2.68%) Banking
15 32 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 29 (2.16%) Advertising
17 19 (1.41%) Automotive
17 19 (1.41%) Law
17 19 (1.41%) Social Science
18 15 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 532 (39.55%) Designer
2 295 (21.93%) UX Designer
3 263 (19.55%) User Experience Researcher
4 178 (13.23%) Senior Designer
5 115 (8.55%) UI Designer
6 112 (8.33%) UI/UX Designer
7 111 (8.25%) Senior UX Designer
8 110 (8.18%) Senior User Experience Researcher
9 87 (6.47%) User Researcher
10 69 (5.13%) Lead Designer
11 61 (4.54%) Analyst
12 55 (4.09%) Product Manager
13 44 (3.27%) Consultant
14 41 (3.05%) Software Engineer
15 39 (2.90%) Business Analyst
16 37 (2.75%) User Experience Consultant
17 34 (2.53%) Product Owner
18 32 (2.38%) Junior
18 32 (2.38%) Senior UI Designer
18 32 (2.38%) Senior UI/UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (13.68%) HTML
2 180 (13.38%) CSS
3 62 (4.61%) React
4 61 (4.54%) CSS3
4 61 (4.54%) HTML5
5 31 (2.30%) AngularJS
5 31 (2.30%) Node.js
6 29 (2.16%) Vue.js
7 20 (1.49%) Phoenix
7 20 (1.49%) Phoenix Framework
8 16 (1.19%) GraphQL
8 16 (1.19%) Material Design
9 12 (0.89%) Jest
10 11 (0.82%) Middleware
11 10 (0.74%) .NET
12 8 (0.59%) JMS
12 8 (0.59%) Next.js
13 7 (0.52%) Framer.js
14 6 (0.45%) Redux
14 6 (0.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 1,345 (100.00%) User Experience
2 112 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 71 (5.28%) Self-Motivation
4 40 (2.97%) Marketing Technology
5 38 (2.83%) Hackathon
6 32 (2.38%) Graphic Design
7 31 (2.30%) Virtual Team
8 29 (2.16%) Blog
9 28 (2.08%) BBC
10 27 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
11 25 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
11 25 (1.86%) Social Media
12 24 (1.78%) Management Information System
13 22 (1.64%) Blockchain
14 20 (1.49%) Algorithms
15 18 (1.34%) Cardano
16 16 (1.19%) Educational Technology
17 15 (1.12%) Animation
18 14 (1.04%) Low-Code
18 14 (1.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 89 (6.62%) Apple iOS
2 88 (6.54%) Android
3 19 (1.41%) Windows
4 8 (0.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 904 (67.21%) UX Design
2 811 (60.30%) User Research
3 740 (55.02%) Agile
4 551 (40.97%) Wireframes
5 415 (30.86%) Prototyping
6 362 (26.91%) Problem-Solving
7 342 (25.43%) Interaction Design
8 300 (22.30%) Design Thinking
9 265 (19.70%) Analytics
10 263 (19.55%) Qualitative Research
11 258 (19.18%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
12 249 (18.51%) Quantitative Research
13 243 (18.07%) Usability Testing
14 239 (17.77%) Workshop Facilitation
15 206 (15.32%) Product Strategy
16 181 (13.46%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
17 179 (13.31%) Psychology
18 178 (13.23%) B2B
19 157 (11.67%) Commercialisation
19 157 (11.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 114 (8.48%) JavaScript
2 52 (3.87%) TypeScript
3 37 (2.75%) Java
4 21 (1.56%) C#
5 20 (1.49%) Elixir
5 20 (1.49%) Elm
5 20 (1.49%) Ruby
6 19 (1.41%) SQL
7 18 (1.34%) C
7 18 (1.34%) R
8 16 (1.19%) Apple Swift
8 16 (1.19%) Kotlin
8 16 (1.19%) Objective-C
8 16 (1.19%) Python
9 6 (0.45%) Erlang
10 4 (0.30%) ES6
10 4 (0.30%) ES7
10 4 (0.30%) Go
11 1 (0.074%) C++
11 1 (0.074%) PHP
Qualifications
1 249 (18.51%) Degree
2 25 (1.86%) Postgraduate
3 21 (1.56%) Master's Degree
4 20 (1.49%) Security Cleared
5 14 (1.04%) PhD
6 6 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.22%) CSPO
9 2 (0.15%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.074%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (17.62%) Accessibility
2 72 (5.35%) QA
3 29 (2.16%) GDPR
4 12 (0.89%) GRC
5 8 (0.59%) Actionable Recommendations
5 8 (0.59%) WCAG
6 1 (0.074%) NCSC
System Software
1 3 (0.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (1.56%) Terraform
3 20 (1.49%) Kubernetes
4 8 (0.59%) Nagios
5 6 (0.45%) yum
6 1 (0.074%) Packer
Vendors
1 214 (15.91%) Adobe
2 90 (6.69%) Google
3 40 (2.97%) Hotjar
4 29 (2.16%) Microsoft
5 26 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
6 23 (1.71%) Cadence
7 22 (1.64%) Facebook
8 21 (1.56%) accuRx
9 20 (1.49%) Apple
10 19 (1.41%) Mercator
11 14 (1.04%) Cisco
11 14 (1.04%) Databricks
11 14 (1.04%) DocuSign
11 14 (1.04%) Informatica
11 14 (1.04%) MuleSoft
11 14 (1.04%) Twitter
12 13 (0.97%) SAP
13 10 (0.74%) TikTok
14 8 (0.59%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.59%) FNZ