Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a UX Specialist was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1203 1220 1286
Rank change year-on-year +17 +66 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a UX Specialist 8 2 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.001% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.001% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 38
UK median annual salary £45,000 £65,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -30.77% +62.50% +3.90%
10th Percentile £40,500 £61,000 £32,275
90th Percentile £53,500 £69,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £60,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -29.17% +50.00% -1.23%

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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for UX Specialist in the UK

UX Specialist
Top 7 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 24 November 2017. 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 +50 8 £45,000 -30.77%
London +8 5 £45,000 -35.71%
UK excluding London +53 3 £42,500 -29.17%
North of England +16 1 £45,000 -25.00%
North West -19 1 £45,000 -25.00%
South East - 1 £40,000 -
East of England - 1 - -

UX Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, UX Specialist job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring UX Specialist in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) User Experience
2 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
3 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) Personalization
4 3 (37.50%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) Google Analytics
5 2 (25.00%) Analytics
5 2 (25.00%) Google
6 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Web Development
6 1 (12.50%) Informatics
6 1 (12.50%) Rapid Prototyping
6 1 (12.50%) SaaS
6 1 (12.50%) Health Informatics
6 1 (12.50%) Bioinformatics
6 1 (12.50%) HTML
6 1 (12.50%) CSS
6 1 (12.50%) Adobe
6 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (12.50%) Electronics
6 1 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) User Stories
6 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (12.50%) Wireframes
6 1 (12.50%) Prototyping
6 1 (12.50%) Usability Testing
6 1 (12.50%) FMCG
6 1 (12.50%) A/B Testing

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Google Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) SaaS
General
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) FMCG
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
2 4 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (50.00%) Personalization
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) A/B Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Bioinformatics
4 1 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (12.50%) Health Informatics
4 1 (12.50%) Informatics
4 1 (12.50%) Prototyping
4 1 (12.50%) Rapid Prototyping
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Usability Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
4 1 (12.50%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) Wireframes
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe