The median annual salary for a Designer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 163 147
Rank change year-on-year -1 -16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Designer 46 79 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.96% 1.28% 1.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.33% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 45 72 65
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,650 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,188
% change year-on-year - -1.80%  

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 4643 5951 4904
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 96.91% 96.31% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3856 4831 4194
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 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 29 March 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
Warwickshire +38 13 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Birmingham +14 12 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Worcestershire -2 9 £40,000 +77.77%
Coventry -1 6 £25,000 -33.33%
Staffordshire +12 2 £43,000 +43.33%
Solihull -19 2 £27,500 -
Wolverhampton +6 1 £27,000 -10.00%
Shropshire - 1 £27,000 - 1
Designer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 80 (70.18%) HTML
2 78 (68.42%) CSS
3 61 (53.51%) JavaScript
4 51 (44.74%) User Experience
5 49 (42.98%) Photoshop
6 37 (32.46%) Adobe Illustrator
7 33 (28.95%) Adobe
8 28 (24.56%) Wireframes
9 26 (22.81%) jQuery
10 23 (20.18%) HTML5
11 20 (17.54%) Web Development
12 18 (15.79%) CSS3
13 17 (14.91%) Marketing
14 16 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (12.28%) Web Design
15 14 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (11.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
16 13 (11.40%) Usability Testing
16 13 (11.40%) E-Commerce
17 12 (10.53%) Advertising
17 12 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
18 11 (9.65%) Finance
19 10 (8.77%) PHP
19 10 (8.77%) Translating Business Requirements
19 10 (8.77%) IT Strategy
20 9 (7.89%) Prototyping
20 9 (7.89%) Automotive
20 9 (7.89%) Games
20 9 (7.89%) Data Architecture
20 9 (7.89%) 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 8 (7.02%) WordPress
2 4 (3.51%) CMS
3 3 (2.63%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.75%) Moodle
Applications
1 49 (42.98%) Photoshop
2 37 (32.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (11.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (5.26%) Fireworks
5 5 (4.39%) InDesign
6 3 (2.63%) Acrobat
6 3 (2.63%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (2.63%) Adobe Premiere
6 3 (2.63%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (1.75%) InVision
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.75%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.88%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.75%) LAN
2 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.88%) EIGRP
2 1 (0.88%) Firewall
2 1 (0.88%) HTTP
2 1 (0.88%) OSPF
2 1 (0.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.02%) MySQL
2 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Axure RP
1 4 (3.51%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (1.75%) JUnit
2 2 (1.75%) TestNG
3 1 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
General
1 17 (14.91%) Marketing
2 12 (10.53%) Advertising
3 11 (9.65%) Finance
4 9 (7.89%) Automotive
4 9 (7.89%) Games
5 3 (2.63%) Legal
5 3 (2.63%) Retail
6 2 (1.75%) Banking
6 2 (1.75%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.88%) Back Office
7 1 (0.88%) Local Government
7 1 (0.88%) Publishing
7 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (70.18%) HTML
2 78 (68.42%) CSS
3 26 (22.81%) jQuery
4 23 (20.18%) HTML5
5 18 (15.79%) CSS3
6 8 (7.02%) LAMP
7 4 (3.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (2.63%) Ajax
8 3 (2.63%) XML
9 2 (1.75%) .NET
9 2 (1.75%) Material Design
9 2 (1.75%) UIKit
10 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (0.88%) Dojo
10 1 (0.88%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 51 (44.74%) User Experience
2 14 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.14%) e-Learning
4 3 (2.63%) Animation
4 3 (2.63%) Graphic Design
4 3 (2.63%) Smartphone
4 3 (2.63%) Social Media
4 3 (2.63%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.75%) BBC
5 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.75%) Fintech
5 2 (1.75%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.75%) SCORM
6 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.88%) Android
1 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
1 1 (0.88%) Windows
1 1 (0.88%) Windows Server
1 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (24.56%) Wireframes
2 20 (17.54%) Web Development
3 16 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (12.28%) Web Design
5 13 (11.40%) E-Commerce
5 13 (11.40%) Usability Testing
6 12 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
7 10 (8.77%) IT Strategy
7 10 (8.77%) Translating Business Requirements
8 9 (7.89%) Data Architecture
8 9 (7.89%) Prototyping
8 9 (7.89%) TOGAF
9 8 (7.02%) Front End Development
9 8 (7.02%) SEO
10 7 (6.14%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (6.14%) ITIL
11 6 (5.26%) Content Development
11 6 (5.26%) Service Design
12 5 (4.39%) Customer Requirements
13 4 (3.51%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 61 (53.51%) JavaScript
2 10 (8.77%) PHP
3 3 (2.63%) C#
3 3 (2.63%) Java
4 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (3.51%) Sun Certification
2 3 (2.63%) Degree
2 3 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.88%) CCNA
3 1 (0.88%) CCNP
3 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.88%) MOS
3 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
1 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (28.95%) Adobe
2 4 (3.51%) Google
3 2 (1.75%) Cisco
3 2 (1.75%) Juniper
4 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
4 1 (0.88%) Cognizant
4 1 (0.88%) Fortinet
4 1 (0.88%) IBM
4 1 (0.88%) Nortel
4 1 (0.88%) Palo Alto
4 1 (0.88%) Pega
4 1 (0.88%) webMethods
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