Period
to 21 January 2019

The median annual salary for a UX Specialist was £60,750 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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

User Experience Specialist
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1077 1177 1187
Rank change year-on-year +100 +10 +91
Permanent jobs requiring a UX Specialist 24 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.006% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.006% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 10 8 2
UK median annual salary £60,750 £45,000 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.00% -30.77% +62.50%
10th Percentile £36,625 £35,250 £61,000
90th Percentile £84,750 £52,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,750 £40,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -3.13% -33.33% +50.00%

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 144,593 165,356 169,885
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.19% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 115,609 134,433 141,414
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

UX Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for UX Specialist in the UK

UX Specialist
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for UX Specialist in the UK

UX Specialist
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing UX Specialist over the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

Salary histogram for UX Specialist in the UK

UX Specialist
Top 6 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing UX Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 2019. 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 +93 23 £65,000 +44.44% 4
London +64 12 £67,500 +50.00% 3
UK excluding London +61 11 £38,750 -3.13% 1
South West - 9 - -
South East +19 1 £32,500 -18.75%
Wales - 1 £45,000 -

UX Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, UX Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) User Experience
2 10 (41.67%) Wireframes
3 8 (33.33%) Analytics
4 7 (29.17%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 7 (29.17%) CSS
5 6 (25.00%) Web Design
6 5 (20.83%) Legal
7 4 (16.67%) Photoshop
7 4 (16.67%) Web Development
7 4 (16.67%) HTML
7 4 (16.67%) Usability Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Ergonomics
7 4 (16.67%) Human Factors
8 3 (12.50%) LexisNexis
8 3 (12.50%) Service Design
8 3 (12.50%) Design Thinking
8 3 (12.50%) Co-Design
8 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (12.50%) Value Proposition
8 3 (12.50%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
8 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
8 3 (12.50%) Visualisation
8 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
8 3 (12.50%) Predictive Analytics
8 3 (12.50%) Psychology
8 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (12.50%) Machine Learning
8 3 (12.50%) Gherkin
8 3 (12.50%) Data Analytics

UX Specialist 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 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Photoshop
2 3 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (12.50%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (4.17%) InVision
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Axure RP
2 1 (4.17%) Dreamweaver
General
1 5 (20.83%) Legal
2 3 (12.50%) Law
3 1 (4.17%) Advertising
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (29.17%) CSS
2 4 (16.67%) HTML
3 3 (12.50%) CSS3
3 3 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 3 (12.50%) HTML5
4 1 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (100.00%) User Experience
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Blog
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Wireframes
2 8 (33.33%) Analytics
3 7 (29.17%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
4 6 (25.00%) Web Design
5 4 (16.67%) Ergonomics
5 4 (16.67%) Human Factors
5 4 (16.67%) Usability Testing
5 4 (16.67%) Web Development
6 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
6 3 (12.50%) Business Development
6 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 3 (12.50%) Data Analytics
6 3 (12.50%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (12.50%) Machine Learning
6 3 (12.50%) Predictive Analytics
6 3 (12.50%) Psychology
6 3 (12.50%) Scrum
6 3 (12.50%) Service Design
6 3 (12.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Adobe
1 3 (12.50%) LexisNexis
2 2 (8.33%) iManage
3 1 (4.17%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) Kony