Period
to 14 December 2019

The median annual salary for a UX Specialist was £40,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1038 1135 1204
Rank change year-on-year +97 +69 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a UX Specialist 8 20 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.013% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.013% 0.006%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 8
UK median annual salary £40,500 £56,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.32% +25.56% -30.77%
10th Percentile £33,250 £44,400 £35,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £75,000 £52,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £34,500 - £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 126,195 152,702 172,606
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 95.86% 96.08%
Number of salaries quoted 101,017 122,421 138,835
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £49,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.04% +3.16%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 14 December 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 14 December 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
UK excluding London +85 5 £34,500 -
England +79 4 £48,000 -15.04%
Scotland - 4 £34,500 -
London +62 3 £55,000 -2.65%
Midlands - 1 £41,000 -
West Midlands - 1 £41,000 -

UX Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 8 (100.00%) User Experience
2 7 (87.50%) Wireframes
3 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (50.00%) Analytics
5 2 (25.00%) Sketch
5 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
5 2 (25.00%) React
5 2 (25.00%) HTML5
5 2 (25.00%) Social Media
5 2 (25.00%) Web Design
5 2 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (25.00%) Business Analytics
5 2 (25.00%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) Azure
5 2 (25.00%) Media Streaming
5 2 (25.00%) C#
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) Java
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) CSS
5 2 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (25.00%) B2B
5 2 (25.00%) Adobe
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Process Management
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) Replication
6 1 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator

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 (12.50%) Drupal
1 1 (12.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Sketch
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (12.50%) InVision
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Google Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Axure RP
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) HTML5
1 2 (25.00%) React
2 1 (12.50%) CSS3
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) Sass
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) User Experience
2 2 (25.00%) Media Streaming
2 2 (25.00%) Social Media
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Wireframes
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) B2B
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Process Management
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Prototyping
4 2 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Web Design
5 1 (12.50%) Business Development
5 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 1 (12.50%) Creative Thinking
5 1 (12.50%) Decision-Making
5 1 (12.50%) Epics
5 1 (12.50%) Product Management
5 1 (12.50%) Product Roadmap
5 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Hotjar