Period
to 17 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Designer was £39,500 in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 128 132
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 12 13 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.62% 0.62% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.63% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 11 13 22
Wales median annual salary £39,500 £31,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.42% -8.15% -5.96%
10th Percentile £31,000 £26,400 £21,375
90th Percentile £47,500 £46,500 £42,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 1,873 2,052 2,595
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.05% 97.53% 97.41%
Number of salaries quoted 1,538 1,782 2,217
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £24,901 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £53,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Designer in Wales

Designer
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Designer in Wales

Designer
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in Wales over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 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
South Wales -2 11 £39,500 +27.42% 4
North Wales - 1 - - 2
Designer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) User Experience
3 6 (50.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 6 (50.00%) Marketing
3 6 (50.00%) Adobe
4 5 (41.67%) Market Research
4 5 (41.67%) Usability Testing
4 5 (41.67%) UX Design
4 5 (41.67%) User Stories
4 5 (41.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (33.33%) Appian
5 4 (33.33%) Process Improvement
5 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 3 (25.00%) Workflow
6 3 (25.00%) HTML
6 3 (25.00%) CSS
6 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (16.67%) Photoshop
7 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) Process Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) Appian
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (16.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (16.67%) Photoshop
3 1 (8.33%) InDesign
3 1 (8.33%) InVision
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Axure RP
General
1 6 (50.00%) Marketing
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) CSS
1 3 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Animation
2 1 (8.33%) Graphic Design
2 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 5 (41.67%) Market Research
2 5 (41.67%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (41.67%) Usability Testing
2 5 (41.67%) User Stories
2 5 (41.67%) UX Design
3 4 (33.33%) Process Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (25.00%) Workflow
5 2 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (16.67%) Process Management
6 1 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
6 1 (8.33%) Commercial Awareness
6 1 (8.33%) Information Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Adobe