Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

UX
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 48 47 67
Rank change year-on-year -1 +20 +13
Permanent jobs citing User Experience 1,641 348 332
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 5.99% 5.79% 4.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 15.12% 17.37% 12.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1,014 304 309
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,075 £39,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,188 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -16.67% +14.29%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +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 10,851 2,003 2,723
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 39.59% 33.31% 35.39%
Number of salaries quoted 7,935 1,777 2,293
10th Percentile £36,250 £36,750 £35,000
25th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £77,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £91,250
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £54,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +6.48% +2.86%

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 15 October 2021.

User Experience salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 762 (46.44%) Agile Software Development
2 660 (40.22%) JavaScript
3 532 (32.42%) HTML
4 529 (32.24%) CSS
5 526 (32.05%) React
6 370 (22.55%) Social Skills
7 359 (21.88%) Finance
8 355 (21.63%) Problem-Solving
9 325 (19.80%) Front End Development
10 305 (18.59%) Node.js
11 291 (17.73%) TypeScript
12 285 (17.37%) Git (software)
13 254 (15.48%) Full Stack Development
14 250 (15.23%) Wireframes
15 247 (15.05%) User Research
16 230 (14.02%) Software Engineering
17 228 (13.89%) Scrum
18 218 (13.28%) Accessibility
19 207 (12.61%) Analytics
20 205 (12.49%) Mobile App
21 203 (12.37%) AWS
22 196 (11.94%) Marketing
23 194 (11.82%) Mentoring
24 177 (10.79%) SQL
25 176 (10.73%) Azure
26 175 (10.66%) Figma
27 171 (10.42%) .NET
28 170 (10.36%) Web Development
28 170 (10.36%) Test Automation
29 169 (10.30%) AngularJS

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
1 115 (7.01%) CMS
2 104 (6.34%) WordPress
3 42 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
4 31 (1.89%) Confluence
5 29 (1.77%) SharePoint
6 28 (1.71%) Headless CMS
7 24 (1.46%) Umbraco
8 21 (1.28%) Sitecore CMS
9 12 (0.73%) Apache
9 12 (0.73%) IIS
10 10 (0.61%) Drupal
11 8 (0.49%) Kentico
12 7 (0.43%) EPiServer
12 7 (0.43%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.24%) MODX
14 3 (0.18%) Apache Solr
14 3 (0.18%) nginx
15 2 (0.12%) Apache Pig
15 2 (0.12%) Hyperledger
15 2 (0.12%) Joomla!
Applications
1 175 (10.66%) Figma
2 138 (8.41%) Sketch
3 88 (5.36%) InVision
4 46 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
5 35 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 30 (1.83%) Photoshop
7 27 (1.65%) Microsoft Project
8 26 (1.58%) Adobe XD
9 18 (1.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 17 (1.04%) Marvel
11 16 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
12 15 (0.91%) UserZoom
13 11 (0.67%) MS Visio
14 10 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
15 9 (0.55%) Zeplin
16 6 (0.37%) MadCap Flare
17 5 (0.30%) Chatbot
18 3 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
19 2 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
20 1 (0.061%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 32 (1.95%) Shopify
2 12 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.67%) Magento
3 11 (0.67%) Sage 200
4 8 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
5 4 (0.24%) SAP Hybris
6 3 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.18%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.061%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.061%) Relativity
7 1 (0.061%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.061%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 203 (12.37%) AWS
2 176 (10.73%) Azure
3 161 (9.81%) SaaS
4 65 (3.96%) Google Analytics
5 64 (3.90%) GCP
6 57 (3.47%) Serverless
7 55 (3.35%) PaaS
8 52 (3.17%) Power Platform
9 49 (2.99%) GitHub
10 42 (2.56%) npm
11 37 (2.25%) Microsoft 365
12 36 (2.19%) Heroku
13 35 (2.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 31 (1.89%) Amazon S3
15 23 (1.40%) Amazon SQS
16 22 (1.34%) Datadog
17 17 (1.04%) Miro
18 16 (0.98%) Adobe Analytics
18 16 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
19 15 (0.91%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.60%) Internet
2 43 (2.62%) HTTP
3 19 (1.16%) DNS
4 18 (1.10%) Broadband
5 16 (0.98%) Firewall
6 14 (0.85%) VoIP
6 14 (0.85%) VPN
7 13 (0.79%) TCP/IP
8 12 (0.73%) DHCP
8 12 (0.73%) VLAN
9 11 (0.67%) IPsec
9 11 (0.67%) SSL
10 4 (0.24%) MQTT
11 2 (0.12%) AMQP
11 2 (0.12%) VSAN
11 2 (0.12%) Wireless
12 1 (0.061%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.061%) IKE
12 1 (0.061%) Intranet
12 1 (0.061%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
2 59 (3.60%) SQL Server
3 53 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 50 (3.05%) Power BI
5 49 (2.99%) Relational Database
6 48 (2.93%) Big Data
7 39 (2.38%) Redis
8 33 (2.01%) MySQL
9 23 (1.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 20 (1.22%) NoSQL
11 19 (1.16%) Tableau
12 17 (1.04%) Data Lake
12 17 (1.04%) OLAP
13 15 (0.91%) Amazon Aurora
14 14 (0.85%) RDBMS
15 10 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (0.43%) SAP HANA
17 6 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
18 5 (0.30%) GIS
18 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 285 (17.37%) Git (software)
2 89 (5.42%) JIRA
3 85 (5.18%) webpack
4 52 (3.17%) Axure RP
5 42 (2.56%) Cypress.io
6 35 (2.13%) CircleCI
7 30 (1.83%) Babel
7 30 (1.83%) Jenkins
8 22 (1.34%) Storybook
9 20 (1.22%) ESLint
9 20 (1.22%) Selenium
10 18 (1.10%) GitLab
11 16 (0.98%) Visual Studio
12 15 (0.91%) gulp
13 13 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
14 11 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (0.61%) Balsamiq
16 9 (0.55%) Cucumber
16 9 (0.55%) Mocha
17 8 (0.49%) Jasmine
General
1 370 (22.55%) Social Skills
2 359 (21.88%) Finance
3 196 (11.94%) Marketing
4 163 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
5 118 (7.19%) Retail
6 84 (5.12%) Public Sector
7 62 (3.78%) Games
8 53 (3.23%) Banking
8 53 (3.23%) Presentation Skills
9 39 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 32 (1.95%) Legal
11 28 (1.71%) Financial Institution
12 26 (1.58%) Publishing
12 26 (1.58%) Telecoms
13 23 (1.40%) Influencing Skills
13 23 (1.40%) Organisational Skills
14 22 (1.34%) Law
15 19 (1.16%) Automotive
16 18 (1.10%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 18 (1.10%) Police
Job Titles
1 585 (35.65%) Developer
2 261 (15.90%) Designer
3 203 (12.37%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 198 (12.07%) UX Designer
5 116 (7.07%) Senior Developer
6 112 (6.83%) React Developer
7 90 (5.48%) Software Engineer
8 80 (4.88%) Analyst
8 80 (4.88%) UI Designer
9 68 (4.14%) UI/UX Designer
10 62 (3.78%) Full Stack Developer
10 62 (3.78%) Senior Designer
11 52 (3.17%) Business Analyst
12 49 (2.99%) JavaScript Developer
12 49 (2.99%) User Researcher
13 48 (2.93%) Senior UX Designer
14 40 (2.44%) Project Manager
14 40 (2.44%) Senior Front-End Developer
15 39 (2.38%) .NET Developer
15 39 (2.38%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 532 (32.42%) HTML
2 529 (32.24%) CSS
3 526 (32.05%) React
4 305 (18.59%) Node.js
5 171 (10.42%) .NET
6 169 (10.30%) AngularJS
7 166 (10.12%) GraphQL
8 160 (9.75%) HTML5
9 158 (9.63%) Redux
9 158 (9.63%) Vue.js
10 146 (8.90%) REST
11 125 (7.62%) Next.js
12 116 (7.07%) CSS3
13 113 (6.89%) Sass
14 102 (6.22%) RESTful
15 97 (5.91%) React Native
16 85 (5.18%) Web Services
17 84 (5.12%) Jest
18 81 (4.94%) jQuery
19 64 (3.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 205 (12.49%) Mobile App
2 75 (4.57%) Self-Motivation
3 69 (4.20%) Greenfield Project
4 50 (3.05%) Virtual Team
5 43 (2.62%) Blog
6 34 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 33 (2.01%) Algorithms
8 32 (1.95%) Cloud Native
9 26 (1.58%) Legacy Code
10 23 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.40%) PMI
11 22 (1.34%) Digital Media
11 22 (1.34%) Life Science
12 16 (0.98%) Hedge funds
13 12 (0.73%) Augmented Reality
13 12 (0.73%) BYOD
13 12 (0.73%) iPad
14 11 (0.67%) FMCG
14 11 (0.67%) Internet of Things
14 11 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 123 (7.50%) Apple iOS
2 119 (7.25%) Android
3 34 (2.07%) Windows
4 31 (1.89%) Linux
5 13 (0.79%) Windows 10
6 11 (0.67%) Windows Server
6 11 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (0.43%) SUSE
8 6 (0.37%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.37%) Unix
9 5 (0.30%) CentOS
9 5 (0.30%) Fedora
9 5 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 762 (46.44%) Agile Software Development
2 355 (21.63%) Problem-Solving
3 325 (19.80%) Front End Development
4 254 (15.48%) Full Stack Development
5 250 (15.23%) Wireframes
6 247 (15.05%) User Research
7 230 (14.02%) Software Engineering
8 228 (13.89%) Scrum
9 207 (12.61%) Analytics
10 194 (11.82%) Mentoring
11 170 (10.36%) Test Automation
11 170 (10.36%) Web Development
12 166 (10.12%) E-Commerce
13 144 (8.78%) DevOps
14 142 (8.65%) Prototyping
15 127 (7.74%) TDD
16 126 (7.68%) Coaching
17 121 (7.37%) Artificial Intelligence
18 118 (7.19%) Fintech
19 117 (7.13%) Clean Code
Programming Languages
1 660 (40.22%) JavaScript
2 291 (17.73%) TypeScript
3 177 (10.79%) SQL
4 154 (9.38%) Python
5 148 (9.02%) C#
6 134 (8.17%) Java
7 112 (6.83%) PHP
8 55 (3.35%) ES6
9 48 (2.93%) Ruby
10 43 (2.62%) Go
11 32 (1.95%) Scala
12 30 (1.83%) Groovy
13 29 (1.77%) Clojure
13 29 (1.77%) Elm
14 28 (1.71%) Kotlin
15 21 (1.28%) C
16 20 (1.22%) PowerShell
17 19 (1.16%) Apple Swift
17 19 (1.16%) ES7
18 18 (1.10%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 141 (8.59%) Degree
2 55 (3.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 41 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 23 (1.40%) PMI Certification
5 22 (1.34%) APMP
6 18 (1.10%) Security Cleared
7 17 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.67%) CSPO
9 10 (0.61%) PhD
10 9 (0.55%) Analytics IQ
11 7 (0.43%) Master's Degree
12 5 (0.30%) SC Cleared
13 3 (0.18%) IIBA
13 3 (0.18%) ISEB
13 3 (0.18%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.12%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.12%) MCP
14 2 (0.12%) MCSE
15 1 (0.061%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (13.28%) Accessibility
2 88 (5.36%) QA
3 18 (1.10%) WCAG
4 9 (0.55%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.37%) WAI
6 5 (0.30%) Actionable Recommendations
6 5 (0.30%) GDPR
7 2 (0.12%) PMO
7 2 (0.12%) SLA
8 1 (0.061%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 155 (9.45%) Docker
2 15 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 14 (0.85%) vSphere
4 11 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.061%) Firmware
6 1 (0.061%) IAG
6 1 (0.061%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.061%) Varnish
6 1 (0.061%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.061%) Xen
Systems Management
1 77 (4.69%) Kubernetes
2 66 (4.02%) Terraform
3 39 (2.38%) Ansible
4 12 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (0.67%) Grafana
6 9 (0.55%) Matomo
7 7 (0.43%) Rancher
8 5 (0.30%) Hadoop YARN
8 5 (0.30%) Prometheus
9 3 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.12%) SCCM
10 2 (0.12%) StackStorm
10 2 (0.12%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 1 (0.061%) IBM BigFix
11 1 (0.061%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.061%) Kibana
11 1 (0.061%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.061%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.061%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 136 (8.29%) Adobe
2 114 (6.95%) Google
3 80 (4.88%) Microsoft
4 46 (2.80%) Mercator
5 36 (2.19%) Apple
6 31 (1.89%) WooCommerce
7 25 (1.52%) Sitecore
7 25 (1.52%) Xamarin
8 23 (1.40%) SAP
9 17 (1.04%) Sage
10 15 (0.91%) Yahoo!
11 14 (0.85%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (0.85%) VMware
12 12 (0.73%) Twitter
13 11 (0.67%) Facebook
13 11 (0.67%) IBM
13 11 (0.67%) Palo Alto
13 11 (0.67%) Sophos
14 10 (0.61%) hybris
15 9 (0.55%) Snowplow