The table below looks at the statistics for the Author role in IT jobs advertised for the North West 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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 247 - 230
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs requiring an Author 9 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% - 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% - 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 7
Average salary £37,500 - £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Author
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6480 6976 6460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 95.50% 94.87% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 5386 5660 5547
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

Author
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Author Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Author
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Author Salary Trend in the North West

Author
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire - 7 £37,500 -
Manchester - 2 £37,000 -
Author
England

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 11 (91.67%) RoboHelp
2 10 (83.33%) Adobe
3 7 (58.33%) Acrobat
3 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) FrameMaker
3 7 (58.33%) User Experience
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) Workflow
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (33.33%) Time Management
6 3 (25.00%) CMS
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (25.00%) Content Management
6 3 (25.00%) SDLC
6 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (25.00%) Legal
7 2 (16.67%) User Stories
7 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
8 1 (8.33%) Degree
8 1 (8.33%) WFM
8 1 (8.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (8.33%) Axure RP
8 1 (8.33%) Publishing
8 1 (8.33%) GIS
8 1 (8.33%) HTML
8 1 (8.33%) MS Office
8 1 (8.33%) XML
8 1 (8.33%) HND

Author
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 3 (25.00%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (91.67%) RoboHelp
2 7 (58.33%) Acrobat
2 7 (58.33%) FrameMaker
3 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (8.33%) Axure RP
General
1 3 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (8.33%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (41.67%) Workflow
2 4 (33.33%) Time Management
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Content Management
3 3 (25.00%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (8.33%) WFM
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) HND
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Adobe
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft