Interior Designers

Interior designers plan, direct and undertake the creation of designs for interior spaces, procure materials and oversee implementation of the plans.


New workers

New workers start around £16,798. Normal pay is £32,869 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £60,100.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 18,658 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?

  • Ensures building and safety regulations are adhered to.

  • Hires staff and oversees project progress.

  • Sources fixtures, furniture and other necessary materials.

  • Establishes estimated costs, specifies materials and provides detailed drawing of the agreed design.

  • Advises on colours and the materials to be used,.

  • Prepares designs to meet the client's needs and draws up sketches for consideration by the client.

  • Liaises with client to determine the purpose, cost, and scope of the project, which may include the entire building or one room such as the kitchen or bathroom.

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.

  • Showrooms

  • AutoCAD

  • Product Knowledge

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Project Management

  • SketchUp (3D Modeling Software)

  • Selling Techniques

  • Adobe InDesign

  • Computer-Aided Design

  • Autodesk Revit

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

  • Organizational Skills

  • Presentations

  • Problem Solving

  • Planning

  • Curiosity

  • Innovation

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.