Product designer | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Product designers create new products and improve existing ones.

  • Prepare sketches of ideas, detailed drawings, illustrations, artwork, or blueprints, using drafting instruments, paints and brushes, or computer-aided design equipment.  
  • Modify and refine designs, using working models, to conform with customer specifications, production limitations, or changes in design trends.  
  • Evaluate feasibility of design
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Product designers typically work around 40 to 42 hours per week.

As a Product designer you will typically work evenings / weekends.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Artistic — Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
34,733 GBP *
per year
19,000 GBP
50,000 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Product designer

  • 36,038 GBP
  • 33,316 GBP
Average salary for part-time Product designer
Average salary for full-time Product designer

  • 13,470 GBP
  • 34,733 GBP
  • 33,316 GBP
  • 36,038 GBP
Salary over time for Product designer

Salary for this role has increased over time
  • 30,175 GBP
  • 30,646 GBP
  • 30,937 GBP
  • 32,201 GBP
  • 34,624 GBP
  • 33,144 GBP
  • 34,733 GBP
  • 33,561 GBP
  • 35,633 GBP

Future outlook for Product designers

Very good outlook
37 000+ jobs available
Balanced outlook
2% yearly wage growth (on average)
Very good outlook
39% chance of automation in the future

Product designer - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Product designer and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 68% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
  • 15% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree
  • 12% of people in this role have a Diploma of Higher Education or equivalent

You'll need:

  • design skills and knowledge
  • knowledge of engineering science and technology
  • the ability to come up with new ways of doing things
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • analytical thinking skills
  • persistence and determination
  • the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
  • thinking and reasoning skills
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

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Things to highlight for your Product designer interview

Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Initiative Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Analytical Thinking Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. Cooperation Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

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