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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank - 230 227
Permanent jobs requiring an Author 0 8 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West - 0.12% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.12% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 11
Average salary - £31,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -27.05%
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
7046 6451 7066
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 94.72% 94.18% 96.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5724 5545 6120
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 12 (75.00%) QA
2 10 (62.50%) CSS
2 10 (62.50%) HTML
3 8 (50.00%) Internet
3 8 (50.00%) Project Management
3 8 (50.00%) XHTML
3 8 (50.00%) JSP
3 8 (50.00%) XML
3 8 (50.00%) HNC
3 8 (50.00%) HND
3 8 (50.00%) Photoshop
4 4 (25.00%) Marketing
4 4 (25.00%) Product Management
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) RoboHelp
5 2 (12.50%) UNIX
5 2 (12.50%) Windows
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Software Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Finance
5 2 (12.50%) Publishing
5 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (12.50%) Computer Science

Author
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (12.50%) RoboHelp
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Internet
General
1 4 (25.00%) Marketing
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) HTML
1 10 (62.50%) CSS
2 8 (50.00%) JSP
2 8 (50.00%) XML
2 8 (50.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) Product Management
3 2 (12.50%) Software Architecture
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) HNC
1 8 (50.00%) HND
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (75.00%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft