Titles tend to be more for HR classification, whether or not HR or the supervisor really knows what it should mean. I started out as a print/web designer, doing both visual design and html/css. I always (informally) did as much UX as I could when designing websites and even some print projects (like expo booths). I’ve found that most postings for Web Designers expect Web Development skills. I think I’ve met one Web Designer ever who only handed off visual design. I’ve applied for Web Design jobs that thought I should know database management because “they’re in the website”. You need to inspect the skill requirements carefully and ask about “day to day responsibilities”.
Most of my jobs since the Recession have been small organizations, where I’m the only one attempting to do UX regardless of my title; Media Designer, UI Designer, Interactive Art Director, etc. I’ve even worked with a Marketer who jumped at every UX article, lecture, and conference she could. The fact that she was thinking, planning, and getting as much user feedback as she was able to qualifies her as “doing UX” whether or not she’ll ever apply for a job with UX in the title.
I’ve yet to meet anyone doing Back-End that thinks UX, but that would be great. Thank you for the infographic. Saved.