UX Job Market:
Hot or Not?

Monthly data revealing the temperature of the UX job market & trends across various disciplines.

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Last Updated: Feb 12th, 2024

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UX Job Market Heat Score

(February 2024)
The heat index is a score ranging from 0 to 100 that reflects the health of the UX job market. It balances the impact of job postings and layoffs, with weights assigned to emphasize their significance. A higher score indicates a more robust job market, while a lower score suggests challenges. This index provides a nuanced view of market conditions, helping stakeholders make informed decisions.

UX Job Market Analysis
(February 2024)

As we move into February 2024, our report takes a retrospective look at the UX job market in January, highlighting significant shifts and trends that have shaped the industry. The rise of remote work opportunities and diverse dynamics across UX roles were notable, set against a backdrop of substantial tech layoffs.

Highlights: UX Research and Design Operations stand out with significant month-over-month growth. Product Design has shown consistent growth relative to historical averages, while Product Management has experienced a downward trend.

Tech Layoffs Impact: The tech sector experienced a notable spike in layoffs in January, highlighting the sector's instability and its influence on job security and market conditions within the UX domain.

Chilly Market Conditions: With a heat index score of 26, the UX job market was relatively cold in January, signaling a slowdown in job market activity and challenges compared to historical norms.

Forward Outlook: Reflecting on January's market conditions, it's crucial to recognize that despite the market cooling, there are positive signs of upward trends in job growth across several categories. Although the backdrop of significant tech layoffs presents challenges, there are optimistic indicators as we move into February. With layoffs stabilizing and hiring expected to increase in the coming months, the market shows potential for a positive shift.

Product Design Job Postings

Product Management Job Postings

UX Research Job Postings

Design Operations Job Postings

Tech Industry Layoff Trends

UX Job Postings by Location

(January 2024)

Data sourced from Google Jobs' aggregated listings across platforms, with monthly job post counts and deduplication, complemented by tech industry layoff figures from layoffs.fyi.


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