Visual Merchandisers and Related Occupations

Visual merchandisers develop, deliver and communicate visual concepts and strategies to promote brands, products and services in-store, in catalogues or online, and create displays of merchandise.


New workers

New workers start around £11,458. Normal pay is £23,645 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £45,962.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 9,576 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Provides feedback about displays to managers and designers.

  • Prepares an area for new display, constructs or assembles displays from a variety of materials, and dismantles existing displays and returns merchandise to relevant departments.

  • Implements plans from display designers or display managers or develops ideas and plans for merchandise display or window dressing.

  • Consults with advertising and sales staff and advises retailers on the optimal display of a product and of any promotions.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Visual Merchandising

  • Merchandising

  • Selling Techniques

  • Point Of Sale

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Product Knowledge

  • Product Layout

  • Marketing

  • Stock Management

  • Planogram

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Sales

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Detail Oriented

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Time Management

  • Organizational Skills

  • Self-Motivation

  • Problem Solving

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.