This is an interesting infographic from Onward Search, outlining UX careers in the US:
I think this is a good overview, except the part below “Skill Set of a UX Professional” (Must Know Tools of the Trade). That list is mostly technical. The explanation at the bottom shows why: –This data was taken from A LIST APART’s “Survey for People Who Make Websites”–, so it’s more representative of “Web Developers” instead of “UX Professional”.
I agree Qonita that the skill set part does not do justice to the UX profession, and I noticed there are several similar complaints on the original thread as well.
Anyway, could it be because most of US vacancies still sees UX as “enhanced” version of web developers?
I think so, as I also observe it somewhere else (not just US) 🙂