Period
to 4 July 2020

The median annual salary for a Designer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

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

Designer
UK > Wales
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 98 123
Rank change year-on-year +27 +25 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 27 22 10
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 2.12% 1.25% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 1.32% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24 17 9
Median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +17.65% +9.94%
10th Percentile £29,000 £29,750 £23,850
90th Percentile £55,000 £50,500 £44,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Permanent vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,224 1,671 1,838
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.30% 95.32% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,041 1,437 1,532
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £25,933 £26,250 £24,888
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,700 £57,946
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings that featured Designer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Wales

Designer
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Designer in Wales.

Salary trend for Designer in Wales

Designer
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Designer in Wales over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Designer in Wales

Designer
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 4 July 2020. 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
South Wales +25 27 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Designer
UK

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, Designer 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 across the Wales region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 24 (88.89%) User Experience
2 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (59.26%) Finance
3 14 (51.85%) Wireframes
4 13 (48.15%) Adobe
4 13 (48.15%) Degree
5 10 (37.04%) Prototyping
6 9 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (33.33%) Front End Development
6 9 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 9 (33.33%) MySQL
7 8 (29.63%) Axure RP
8 7 (25.93%) Sketch
9 6 (22.22%) Time Management
9 6 (22.22%) Mobile App
9 6 (22.22%) Fintech
9 6 (22.22%) Marvel
10 5 (18.52%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
10 5 (18.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 5 (18.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (18.52%) Advertising
11 4 (14.81%) CSS
11 4 (14.81%) HTML
11 4 (14.81%) Hotjar
11 4 (14.81%) Figma
11 4 (14.81%) Project Delivery
12 3 (11.11%) Crazy Egg
12 3 (11.11%) InVision
12 3 (11.11%) Marketing
12 3 (11.11%) JavaScript

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 7 (25.93%) Sketch
2 6 (22.22%) Marvel
3 5 (18.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (14.81%) Figma
5 3 (11.11%) InVision
6 2 (7.41%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (7.41%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (7.41%) Adobe XD
6 2 (7.41%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (7.41%) Photoshop
7 1 (3.70%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (3.70%) AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Azure
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Axure RP
2 2 (7.41%) Balsamiq
General
1 16 (59.26%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Advertising
3 3 (11.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) CSS
1 4 (14.81%) HTML
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (88.89%) User Experience
2 6 (22.22%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.41%) Graphic Design
3 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (7.41%) Social Media
3 2 (7.41%) Video Editing
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (59.26%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (51.85%) Wireframes
3 10 (37.04%) Prototyping
4 9 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 9 (33.33%) Front End Development
5 6 (22.22%) Fintech
5 6 (22.22%) Time Management
6 5 (18.52%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
7 4 (14.81%) Project Delivery
8 3 (11.11%) Scrum
9 1 (3.70%) API Integration
9 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
9 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (3.70%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
9 1 (3.70%) Problem-Solving
9 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
9 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.70%) Translating Business Requirements
9 1 (3.70%) Usability Testing
9 1 (3.70%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.41%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Degree
2 9 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Adobe
2 4 (14.81%) Hotjar
3 3 (11.11%) Crazy Egg
3 3 (11.11%) Google
4 1 (3.70%) IBM