The table below looks at the statistics for the Author role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Author in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 699 672 688
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +16
Permanent jobs requiring an Author 153 191 175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 85 147 141
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +14.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,350 £28,350 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Author
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
95146 98530 96981
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.55% 94.84%
Number of salaries quoted 78725 80421 81983
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £66,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Author
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Author in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Author Jobs Demand Trend in England

Author
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Author across the England region.

Author Salary Trend in England

Author
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Author across the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Author Salary Histogram in England

Author
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England -18 46 £35,000 - 4
South East -2 44 £35,000 -26.31% 9
London +42 33 £38,750 - 6
Yorkshire -4 12 £35,000 - 3
East Midlands +24 8 £40,000 +23.07%
South West -22 8 £36,250 +21.84% 2
North West -4 2 £35,000 -3.44% 2
West Midlands -28 2 £32,500 -13.33%
Author
UK

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Author in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Author in their job title.

1 85 (31.37%) HTML
2 65 (23.99%) Adobe
3 62 (22.88%) CSS
4 61 (22.51%) XML
5 58 (21.40%) MS Excel
6 57 (21.03%) FrameMaker
7 56 (20.66%) MS Office
8 55 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
9 48 (17.71%) Publishing
10 46 (16.97%) RoboHelp
11 45 (16.61%) Acrobat
12 41 (15.13%) Content Management
13 40 (14.76%) C
13 40 (14.76%) C++
14 39 (14.39%) Electronics
15 38 (14.02%) OO
16 35 (12.92%) PaintShop Pro
17 33 (12.18%) Python
18 31 (11.44%) Banking
19 30 (11.07%) Marketing
19 30 (11.07%) Mentoring
20 27 (9.96%) Adobe Illustrator
20 27 (9.96%) Microsoft
21 26 (9.59%) Java
22 25 (9.23%) Manufacturing
23 24 (8.86%) Eclipse
24 23 (8.49%) MS Visio
24 23 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
25 22 (8.12%) User Experience
25 22 (8.12%) Line Management

Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Author in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Author in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (7.01%) Confluence
2 4 (1.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 58 (21.40%) MS Excel
2 57 (21.03%) FrameMaker
3 56 (20.66%) MS Office
4 46 (16.97%) RoboHelp
5 45 (16.61%) Acrobat
6 35 (12.92%) PaintShop Pro
7 27 (9.96%) Adobe Illustrator
8 23 (8.49%) MS Visio
9 10 (3.69%) Photoshop
10 9 (3.32%) Adobe Captivate
11 3 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.74%) Doxygen
13 1 (0.37%) Houdini
13 1 (0.37%) ZBrush
13 1 (0.37%) Mudbox
13 1 (0.37%) InDesign
13 1 (0.37%) XMetaL
13 1 (0.37%) Maya
13 1 (0.37%) 3ds Max
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.38%) SaaS
2 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.80%) LAN
1 13 (4.80%) WAN
1 13 (4.80%) Wireless
2 4 (1.48%) DWDM
2 4 (1.48%) DSL
2 4 (1.48%) LTE
2 4 (1.48%) Internet
3 3 (1.11%) 3G
3 3 (1.11%) DNS
3 3 (1.11%) LDAP
3 3 (1.11%) VoIP
3 3 (1.11%) 2G
4 2 (0.74%) IMAP
4 2 (0.74%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (0.74%) GSM
4 2 (0.74%) UMTS
5 1 (0.37%) Intranet
5 1 (0.37%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (8.86%) Eclipse
2 17 (6.27%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.37%) Ant
3 1 (0.37%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.37%) XMLSpy
3 1 (0.37%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.37%) JIRA
3 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (17.71%) Publishing
2 39 (14.39%) Electronics
3 31 (11.44%) Banking
4 30 (11.07%) Marketing
5 25 (9.23%) Manufacturing
6 22 (8.12%) Telecoms
7 18 (6.64%) Retail
8 16 (5.90%) Legal
9 15 (5.54%) Finance
10 14 (5.17%) Automotive
11 2 (0.74%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.74%) Games
11 2 (0.74%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.74%) French Language
11 2 (0.74%) German Language
12 1 (0.37%) Advertising
12 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.37%) Back Office
12 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (31.37%) HTML
2 62 (22.88%) CSS
3 61 (22.51%) XML
4 19 (7.01%) XSLT
5 17 (6.27%) .NET
6 9 (3.32%) XSL
7 5 (1.85%) JMS
8 3 (1.11%) Middleware
9 2 (0.74%) Web Services
9 2 (0.74%) XSD
10 1 (0.37%) SOAP
10 1 (0.37%) JSON
10 1 (0.37%) jQuery
10 1 (0.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.12%) User Experience
3 11 (4.06%) E-Learning
4 10 (3.69%) EFT
5 6 (2.21%) Wiki
6 5 (1.85%) Streaming Video
7 4 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.48%) Internet of Things
8 3 (1.11%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.11%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.11%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.11%) 3D Graphics
8 3 (1.11%) Derivative
9 2 (0.74%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.74%) GIS
10 1 (0.37%) CESG
10 1 (0.37%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.37%) IPTV
10 1 (0.37%) Photography
10 1 (0.37%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.90%) Windows
2 13 (4.80%) Android
2 13 (4.80%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.21%) Linux
4 5 (1.85%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.11%) CentOS
5 3 (1.11%) UNIX
6 2 (0.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (20.30%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (15.13%) Content Management
3 38 (14.02%) OO
4 30 (11.07%) Mentoring
5 22 (8.12%) Line Management
6 20 (7.38%) Coaching
7 11 (4.06%) Scrum
8 9 (3.32%) Time Management
9 8 (2.95%) Product Management
9 8 (2.95%) Software Engineering
10 7 (2.58%) Validation
10 7 (2.58%) ERP
11 6 (2.21%) Change Management
11 6 (2.21%) Waterfall
11 6 (2.21%) Business Process Mapping
12 5 (1.85%) Performance Analysis
12 5 (1.85%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (1.85%) Risk Management
12 5 (1.85%) Configuration Management
13 4 (1.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 40 (14.76%) C
1 40 (14.76%) C++
2 33 (12.18%) Python
3 26 (9.59%) Java
4 20 (7.38%) Perl
5 11 (4.06%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.11%) C#
7 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (7.75%) Degree
2 3 (1.11%) HNC
3 1 (0.37%) HND
3 1 (0.37%) CISSP
3 1 (0.37%) CEH
3 1 (0.37%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.80%) QA
2 5 (1.85%) ISO 9000
2 5 (1.85%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.37%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 65 (23.99%) Adobe
2 27 (9.96%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.27%) Atlassian
4 2 (0.74%) Perforce
4 2 (0.74%) SAP
5 1 (0.37%) EMC
5 1 (0.37%) McAfee
5 1 (0.37%) VMware
5 1 (0.37%) Red Gate
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