The median annual salary for a Designer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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

Designer
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 205 155 131
Rank change year-on-year -50 -24  
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 28 92 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.55% 1.51% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 1.57% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 23 78 70
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,200 £64,650 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 4939 5871 5538
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.92% 96.31% 96.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4185 4610 4614
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Designer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Designer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Designer in the West Midlands

Designer
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for Designer in the West Midlands

Designer
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Designer in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Designer in the West Midlands

Designer
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Designer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 11 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Halesowen - 5 £37,500 - 2
Staffordshire -2 4 £32,500 -44.68% 1
Wolverhampton +7 2 £35,000 +40.00%
Warwickshire +3 2 £21,000 -47.50% 1
Solihull -7 1 £22,500 -19.64%
West Bromwich - 1 £50,000 -
Designer
England

Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Designer 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Designer in the job title.

1 46 (61.33%) HTML
2 43 (57.33%) CSS
3 32 (42.67%) User Experience
4 26 (34.67%) JavaScript
4 26 (34.67%) Adobe
5 25 (33.33%) Photoshop
6 21 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (28.00%) Wireframes
7 20 (26.67%) Web Design
8 18 (24.00%) HTML5
9 17 (22.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 17 (22.67%) Adobe Illustrator
9 17 (22.67%) Games
10 15 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (16.00%) Adobe After Effects
11 12 (16.00%) Animation
12 11 (14.67%) jQuery
12 11 (14.67%) BBC
12 11 (14.67%) Adobe Premiere
12 11 (14.67%) CSS3
13 10 (13.33%) Prototyping
13 10 (13.33%) Web Development
14 9 (12.00%) Marketing
14 9 (12.00%) Scrum
14 9 (12.00%) A/B Testing
14 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (9.33%) Responsive Web Design
15 7 (9.33%) IT Strategy
15 7 (9.33%) Translating Business Requirements
15 7 (9.33%) TOGAF

Designer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (4.00%) WordPress
2 2 (2.67%) Moodle
3 1 (1.33%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 25 (33.33%) Photoshop
2 17 (22.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 17 (22.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (16.00%) Adobe After Effects
4 11 (14.67%) Adobe Premiere
5 5 (6.67%) InDesign
6 4 (5.33%) Acrobat
7 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
7 1 (1.33%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (2.67%) SaaS
2 1 (1.33%) GitHub
2 1 (1.33%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.00%) MySQL
2 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (2.67%) Axure RP
2 2 (2.67%) JIRA
3 1 (1.33%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (22.67%) Games
2 9 (12.00%) Marketing
3 4 (5.33%) Advertising
4 3 (4.00%) Automotive
4 3 (4.00%) Finance
5 2 (2.67%) Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Legal
5 2 (2.67%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.67%) Retail
6 1 (1.33%) Back Office
6 1 (1.33%) Local Government
6 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (61.33%) HTML
2 43 (57.33%) CSS
3 18 (24.00%) HTML5
4 11 (14.67%) CSS3
4 11 (14.67%) jQuery
5 4 (5.33%) .NET
6 3 (4.00%) LAMP
6 3 (4.00%) XML
7 2 (2.67%) Ajax
7 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET
7 2 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.67%) Sass
7 2 (2.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (2.67%) WPF
8 1 (1.33%) Django
8 1 (1.33%) Dojo
8 1 (1.33%) DOM
8 1 (1.33%) pytest
8 1 (1.33%) REST
8 1 (1.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (42.67%) User Experience
2 12 (16.00%) Animation
3 11 (14.67%) BBC
4 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.00%) e-Learning
5 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.67%) Grid Computing
6 2 (2.67%) Learning Management System
6 2 (2.67%) SCORM
6 2 (2.67%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.33%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.33%) SCADA
7 1 (1.33%) Social Media
7 1 (1.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.33%) Android
1 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (28.00%) Wireframes
2 20 (26.67%) Web Design
3 15 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (13.33%) Prototyping
4 10 (13.33%) Web Development
5 9 (12.00%) A/B Testing
5 9 (12.00%) Scrum
6 7 (9.33%) Data Architecture
6 7 (9.33%) IT Strategy
6 7 (9.33%) Kanban
6 7 (9.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (9.33%) TOGAF
6 7 (9.33%) Translating Business Requirements
7 5 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 5 (6.67%) Front End Development
7 5 (6.67%) ITIL
7 5 (6.67%) SEO
7 5 (6.67%) Service Design
8 4 (5.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 26 (34.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.00%) C#
2 3 (4.00%) Java
2 3 (4.00%) PHP
3 1 (1.33%) C
3 1 (1.33%) Python
3 1 (1.33%) SQL
3 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (5.33%) Sun Certification
2 3 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
Vendors
1 26 (34.67%) Adobe
2 2 (2.67%) Google
3 1 (1.33%) IBM
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.33%) Pega
3 1 (1.33%) webMethods
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £25000 - £30000 Per Annum + benefits (inc flexible working hrs)
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
ESA Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Colossus Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
In touch games
Salary: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum + benefits (inc flexible working hrs)
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
JobHoller
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, Birmingham
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 10 days ago
Stafford
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
The SmartList
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £45,438 - 68,158 per year + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago