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User Experience (UX) Designer

UX designer looking at mobile phone interface designs on a computer screen

A UX designer works on websites, applications and other software to ensure that the user experience (how a user interacts with the system) is as smooth and efficient as possible, by analysing requirements of users and designing easy to navigate and user-friendly solutions. They are sometimes called UI (User Interface) Designers.

The Work

You could be:

There is sometimes overlap between the duties of a UX designer, web designer and front end developer. Some employers treat each as a separate role and others combine them.

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Pay rates vary widely, depending on:

The starting salary can be in the range of £22,000 to £26,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to £35,000 a year and senior or lead UX designers can up to around £70,000 a year, sometimes more.

If you work freelance, your income will vary, depending on the contracts you get.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

There are jobs in almost all industries, including retail, IT, education, the media, central and local government, finance, the communications industry and health care. Jobs are advertised in the press and on the internet.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2023
1061
2 %
RISE
2028
1082
  United Kingdom
2023
16856
4.3 %
RISE
2028
17581

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

For more information please see organisations listed below:

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Career Area

Computing and ICT