Period
to 15 November 2018

The median annual salary for a UX Specialist was £56,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1121 1191 1243
Rank change year-on-year +70 +52 +59
Permanent jobs requiring a UX Specialist 19 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.004% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.005% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 1
UK median annual salary £56,500 £45,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.56% -25.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -2.35% -29.17% +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 156,284 173,226 184,588
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.89% 95.95% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 125,886 138,930 154,533
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +4.94%

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 15 November 2018.

Salary histogram for UX Specialist in the UK

UX Specialist
Top 5 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 15 November 2018. 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 +58 19 £56,500 +25.56% 1
UK excluding London +31 10 £41,500 -2.35% 1
South West - 9 - -
London +52 8 £56,500 +25.56%
East of England +26 1 £41,500 -

UX Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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 19 (100.00%) User Experience
2 8 (42.11%) Analytics
2 8 (42.11%) Wireframes
3 6 (31.58%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 6 (31.58%) Legal
4 5 (26.32%) CSS
4 5 (26.32%) Web Design
5 4 (21.05%) Workflow
5 4 (21.05%) Psychology
5 4 (21.05%) Human Factors
5 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
5 4 (21.05%) Usability Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Web Development
5 4 (21.05%) LexisNexis
6 3 (15.79%) Predictive Analytics
6 3 (15.79%) Data Analytics
6 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (15.79%) Visualisation
6 3 (15.79%) HTML5
6 3 (15.79%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (15.79%) CSS3
6 3 (15.79%) Machine Learning
6 3 (15.79%) Adobe
6 3 (15.79%) HTML
6 3 (15.79%) Photoshop
6 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (15.79%) Artificial Intelligence
7 2 (10.53%) Law
7 2 (10.53%) Scrum

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:

Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (15.79%) Photoshop
2 2 (10.53%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (5.26%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Axure RP
General
1 6 (31.58%) Legal
2 2 (10.53%) Law
3 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) CSS
2 3 (15.79%) CSS3
2 3 (15.79%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) HTML5
3 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 19 (100.00%) User Experience
2 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Analytics
1 8 (42.11%) Wireframes
2 6 (31.58%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
3 5 (26.32%) Web Design
4 4 (21.05%) Human Factors
4 4 (21.05%) Psychology
4 4 (21.05%) Usability Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Web Development
4 4 (21.05%) Workflow
5 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Artificial Intelligence
5 3 (15.79%) Data Analytics
5 3 (15.79%) Data Visualisation
5 3 (15.79%) Machine Learning
5 3 (15.79%) Predictive Analytics
5 3 (15.79%) Visualisation
6 2 (10.53%) Co-Design
6 2 (10.53%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
6 2 (10.53%) Process Improvement
6 2 (10.53%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) LexisNexis
2 3 (15.79%) Adobe
3 2 (10.53%) iManage