Period
to 30 July 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term User Experience in permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH). Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited User Experience over the 6 months to 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 42 36 66
Rank change year-on-year -6 +30 +16
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 1,505 341 369
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 6.56% 6.29% 4.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 17.53% 17.71% 12.98%
Number of salaries quoted 935 239 346
10th Percentile £33,750 £34,750 £36,391
25th Percentile £45,000 £40,875 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -12.50% +26.32%
75th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £78,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +1.85% +2.86% +5.00%

User Experience is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a WFH option and a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 8,586 1,926 2,843
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 37.41% 35.54% 35.13%
Number of salaries quoted 6,325 1,619 2,395
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,400 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,361 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.60% -4.40% +14.29%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £93,750 £85,000 £90,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,994
% change year-on-year +4.55% +3.79% +0.94%

User Experience
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing User Experience as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

User Experience trend for jobs with a WFH option

User Experience
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing User Experience.

User Experience salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

User Experience
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing User Experience over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

User Experience salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, User Experience 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 jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for User Experience.

1 704 (46.78%) Agile Software Development
2 661 (43.92%) JavaScript
3 531 (35.28%) CSS
4 518 (34.42%) HTML
5 490 (32.56%) React
6 369 (24.52%) Social Skills
7 352 (23.39%) Finance
8 325 (21.59%) Front End Development
9 322 (21.40%) TypeScript
10 320 (21.26%) Problem-Solving
11 287 (19.07%) Node.js
12 282 (18.74%) Git (software)
13 264 (17.54%) Full Stack Development
14 227 (15.08%) AngularJS
15 223 (14.82%) User Research
16 218 (14.49%) Scrum
17 213 (14.15%) Wireframes
18 210 (13.95%) Software Engineering
19 205 (13.62%) AWS
19 205 (13.62%) Accessibility
20 193 (12.82%) Marketing
21 185 (12.29%) Azure
22 184 (12.23%) Mobile App
22 184 (12.23%) Vue.js
23 183 (12.16%) GraphQL
24 176 (11.69%) Mentoring
24 176 (11.69%) Analytics
25 166 (11.03%) HTML5
26 164 (10.90%) Test Automation
26 164 (10.90%) REST

User Experience
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 109 (7.24%) CMS
2 76 (5.05%) WordPress
3 55 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
4 29 (1.93%) Headless CMS
5 24 (1.59%) Confluence
6 22 (1.46%) Umbraco
7 21 (1.40%) Sitecore CMS
8 20 (1.33%) SharePoint
9 12 (0.80%) Apache
10 10 (0.66%) Kentico
11 9 (0.60%) EPiServer
12 8 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.53%) MS Exchange
12 8 (0.53%) nginx
12 8 (0.53%) Skype for Business
13 7 (0.47%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.40%) IIS
15 5 (0.33%) Drupal
16 4 (0.27%) MODX
17 3 (0.20%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 115 (7.64%) Sketch
2 96 (6.38%) Figma
3 72 (4.78%) InVision
4 26 (1.73%) Adobe XD
5 25 (1.66%) Photoshop
6 23 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
7 20 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
8 16 (1.06%) Adobe Illustrator
8 16 (1.06%) Microsoft Office
8 16 (1.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 15 (1.00%) Marvel
10 10 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 9 (0.60%) Zeplin
12 7 (0.47%) OmniGraffle
13 6 (0.40%) MadCap Flare
13 6 (0.40%) UserZoom
14 4 (0.27%) MS Visio
15 3 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
15 3 (0.20%) GIMP
16 2 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 29 (1.93%) Shopify
2 12 (0.80%) Magento
3 10 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.60%) SAP S/4HANA
5 6 (0.40%) Sage 200
6 5 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
7 3 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.20%) SDL Web 8
8 2 (0.13%) Elite 3E
8 2 (0.13%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.066%) OpenText VIM for SAP
9 1 (0.066%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.066%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.066%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.066%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.066%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.066%) SAP IBP
9 1 (0.066%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.066%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 205 (13.62%) AWS
2 185 (12.29%) Azure
3 147 (9.77%) SaaS
4 76 (5.05%) GCP
5 64 (4.25%) Serverless
6 58 (3.85%) npm
7 56 (3.72%) GitHub
8 54 (3.59%) Google Analytics
9 40 (2.66%) Power Platform
10 38 (2.52%) PaaS
11 36 (2.39%) Amazon S3
12 32 (2.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 27 (1.79%) Microsoft 365
14 26 (1.73%) AWS Lambda
14 26 (1.73%) Heroku
15 23 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
16 18 (1.20%) Slack
17 17 (1.13%) DigitalOcean
18 16 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
18 16 (1.06%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.72%) Internet
2 47 (3.12%) HTTP
3 20 (1.33%) DNS
4 14 (0.93%) Broadband
5 12 (0.80%) VPN
6 8 (0.53%) Skype
6 8 (0.53%) Unified Communications
7 7 (0.47%) DHCP
7 7 (0.47%) Firewall
7 7 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.47%) VLAN
7 7 (0.47%) VoIP
8 6 (0.40%) IPsec
8 6 (0.40%) SSL
9 5 (0.33%) IKE
10 2 (0.13%) MQTT
10 2 (0.13%) VSAN
10 2 (0.13%) Wireless
11 1 (0.066%) SD-WAN
11 1 (0.066%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
2 61 (4.05%) SQL Server
3 60 (3.99%) Big Data
4 54 (3.59%) MySQL
5 52 (3.46%) MongoDB
6 43 (2.86%) Redis
7 36 (2.39%) Power BI
8 30 (1.99%) Relational Database
9 29 (1.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 29 (1.93%) NoSQL
10 14 (0.93%) RDBMS
10 14 (0.93%) Tableau
11 13 (0.86%) Amazon Aurora
12 12 (0.80%) Data Lake
12 12 (0.80%) OLAP
12 12 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 11 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (0.53%) SAP HANA
15 7 (0.47%) Mixpanel
16 6 (0.40%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 282 (18.74%) Git (software)
2 95 (6.31%) webpack
3 94 (6.25%) JIRA
4 51 (3.39%) Cypress.io
5 47 (3.12%) Jenkins
6 44 (2.92%) Axure RP
7 37 (2.46%) CircleCI
8 30 (1.99%) Babel
9 26 (1.73%) Selenium
10 21 (1.40%) Storybook
11 17 (1.13%) Bitbucket
12 16 (1.06%) gulp
13 14 (0.93%) Maven
13 14 (0.93%) Visual Studio
14 13 (0.86%) ESLint
15 12 (0.80%) Crashlytics
15 12 (0.80%) Cucumber
15 12 (0.80%) GitLab
15 12 (0.80%) Mocha
15 12 (0.80%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 369 (24.52%) Social Skills
2 352 (23.39%) Finance
3 193 (12.82%) Marketing
4 136 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
5 118 (7.84%) Retail
6 71 (4.72%) Public Sector
7 67 (4.45%) Games
8 56 (3.72%) Banking
9 38 (2.52%) Legal
10 36 (2.39%) Telecoms
11 33 (2.19%) Financial Institution
12 32 (2.13%) Presentation Skills
13 25 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 23 (1.53%) Law
14 23 (1.53%) Organisational Skills
15 22 (1.46%) Influencing Skills
16 21 (1.40%) Automotive
17 20 (1.33%) Publishing
18 18 (1.20%) Police
19 17 (1.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 593 (39.40%) Developer
2 220 (14.62%) Designer
3 202 (13.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 166 (11.03%) UX Designer
5 121 (8.04%) Senior Developer
6 100 (6.64%) React Developer
7 84 (5.58%) Full Stack Developer
8 74 (4.92%) Software Engineer
9 58 (3.85%) Analyst
10 57 (3.79%) UI Designer
11 51 (3.39%) JavaScript Developer
12 50 (3.32%) UI/UX Designer
13 47 (3.12%) Senior Designer
14 46 (3.06%) Angular Developer
15 40 (2.66%) Web Developer
16 39 (2.59%) Lead Developer
17 38 (2.52%) Architect
18 37 (2.46%) Product Manager
18 37 (2.46%) Senior UX Designer
19 36 (2.39%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 531 (35.28%) CSS
2 518 (34.42%) HTML
3 490 (32.56%) React
4 287 (19.07%) Node.js
5 227 (15.08%) AngularJS
6 184 (12.23%) Vue.js
7 183 (12.16%) GraphQL
8 166 (11.03%) HTML5
9 164 (10.90%) REST
10 144 (9.57%) Redux
11 138 (9.17%) .NET
12 129 (8.57%) Sass
13 128 (8.50%) RESTful
14 123 (8.17%) CSS3
15 116 (7.71%) Next.js
16 94 (6.25%) jQuery
17 91 (6.05%) Jest
18 87 (5.78%) React Native
19 69 (4.58%) Web Services
20 65 (4.32%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 184 (12.23%) Mobile App
2 69 (4.58%) Self-Motivation
3 62 (4.12%) Greenfield Project
4 47 (3.12%) Virtual Team
5 39 (2.59%) Blog
6 32 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 30 (1.99%) Algorithms
8 26 (1.73%) Hedge funds
9 24 (1.59%) Cloud Native
10 20 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.06%) Digital Media
11 16 (1.06%) PMI
12 13 (0.86%) Analytical Mindset
13 12 (0.80%) Augmented Reality
13 12 (0.80%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.66%) BYOD
14 10 (0.66%) e-Learning
15 9 (0.60%) Animation
15 9 (0.60%) Social Media
16 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 92 (6.11%) Apple iOS
2 90 (5.98%) Android
3 36 (2.39%) Linux
4 29 (1.93%) Windows
5 11 (0.73%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.47%) SUSE
7 6 (0.40%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.40%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.40%) Windows Server 2019
8 5 (0.33%) Unix
9 4 (0.27%) CentOS
9 4 (0.27%) Fedora
9 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.27%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 704 (46.78%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (21.59%) Front End Development
3 320 (21.26%) Problem-Solving
4 264 (17.54%) Full Stack Development
5 223 (14.82%) User Research
6 218 (14.49%) Scrum
7 213 (14.15%) Wireframes
8 210 (13.95%) Software Engineering
9 176 (11.69%) Analytics
9 176 (11.69%) Mentoring
10 164 (10.90%) Test Automation
11 148 (9.83%) E-Commerce
12 147 (9.77%) DevOps
13 142 (9.44%) Web Development
14 138 (9.17%) Microservices
15 137 (9.10%) Prototyping
16 126 (8.37%) Machine Learning
17 121 (8.04%) Artificial Intelligence
18 116 (7.71%) Fintech
19 115 (7.64%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 661 (43.92%) JavaScript
2 322 (21.40%) TypeScript
3 152 (10.10%) Python
4 150 (9.97%) SQL
5 148 (9.83%) C#
6 130 (8.64%) Java
7 100 (6.64%) PHP
8 72 (4.78%) ES6
9 48 (3.19%) Ruby
10 30 (1.99%) Scala
11 28 (1.86%) Go
12 27 (1.79%) Groovy
13 26 (1.73%) C
14 25 (1.66%) Elm
15 22 (1.46%) Clojure
16 20 (1.33%) Apple Swift
17 18 (1.20%) C++
17 18 (1.20%) PL/1
18 17 (1.13%) Kotlin
19 16 (1.06%) Cython
Qualifications
1 125 (8.31%) Degree
2 42 (2.79%) BPSS Clearance
3 39 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 24 (1.59%) PhD
5 19 (1.26%) PMI Certification
6 16 (1.06%) APMP
7 13 (0.86%) Security Cleared
8 10 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.47%) Master's Degree
10 5 (0.33%) CSPO
10 5 (0.33%) SC Cleared
11 4 (0.27%) PMP
12 3 (0.20%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.13%) IIBA
13 2 (0.13%) ISEB
13 2 (0.13%) MBA
13 2 (0.13%) MCP
14 1 (0.066%) CISSP
14 1 (0.066%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (13.62%) Accessibility
2 94 (6.25%) QA
3 16 (1.06%) WCAG
4 12 (0.80%) Actionable Recommendations
5 8 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.47%) WAI
7 6 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.33%) GDPR
9 1 (0.066%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.066%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.066%) PMO
9 1 (0.066%) SLA
System Software
1 148 (9.83%) Docker
2 13 (0.86%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.53%) vSphere
4 6 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.066%) IAG
5 1 (0.066%) Varnish
5 1 (0.066%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 67 (4.45%) Kubernetes
2 52 (3.46%) Terraform
3 47 (3.12%) Ansible
4 15 (1.00%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (0.47%) Rancher
6 6 (0.40%) FlexNet
6 6 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.13%) Grafana
7 2 (0.13%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.13%) StackStorm
7 2 (0.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 96 (6.38%) Google
2 88 (5.85%) Adobe
3 85 (5.65%) Microsoft
4 42 (2.79%) Mercator
5 29 (1.93%) Apple
6 25 (1.66%) Sitecore
6 25 (1.66%) Yahoo!
7 23 (1.53%) Sage
8 20 (1.33%) SAP
8 20 (1.33%) WooCommerce
9 16 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (0.86%) IBM
11 10 (0.66%) Facebook
11 10 (0.66%) hybris
11 10 (0.66%) Zend
12 9 (0.60%) Instagram
13 8 (0.53%) VMware
14 6 (0.40%) ANSYS
14 6 (0.40%) Bloomberg
14 6 (0.40%) Sophos