The table below looks at the statistics for the Author role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 345 407 388
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -19
Permanent jobs requiring an Author 96 48 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.47% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 69 46 29
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -14.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,750 £47,500
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 South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
19413 21740 21368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 95.33% 94.86% 95.05%
Number of salaries quoted 15730 17645 17702
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Author
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Author Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Author
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Author Salary Trend in the South East

Author
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Author across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Author Salary Histogram in the South East

Author
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Buckinghamshire - 39 £38,750 -
Surrey +39 22 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Berkshire +19 21 £40,000 +26.98% 2
Hampshire +1 11 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £35,000 - 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
Author
England

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 45 (36.00%) MS Office
2 38 (30.40%) Microsoft
2 38 (30.40%) FrameMaker
3 36 (28.80%) XML
4 34 (27.20%) MS Excel
5 29 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (23.20%) Degree
6 26 (20.80%) Telecoms
7 24 (19.20%) MS Visio
8 22 (17.60%) RoboHelp
9 21 (16.80%) VoIP
10 17 (13.60%) HTML
11 16 (12.80%) PaintShop Pro
12 14 (11.20%) Finance
12 14 (11.20%) Java
12 14 (11.20%) Product Management
13 13 (10.40%) Adobe
14 12 (9.60%) JMS
14 12 (9.60%) Scrum
14 12 (9.60%) Marketing
15 11 (8.80%) Electronics
16 10 (8.00%) Banking
16 10 (8.00%) CSS
17 9 (7.20%) Acrobat
17 9 (7.20%) Manufacturing
18 8 (6.40%) Publishing
18 8 (6.40%) Retail
18 8 (6.40%) EFT
18 8 (6.40%) Internet
18 8 (6.40%) SAP

Author
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 4 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.60%) Confluence
3 1 (0.80%) Documentum
Applications
1 45 (36.00%) MS Office
2 38 (30.40%) FrameMaker
3 34 (27.20%) MS Excel
4 24 (19.20%) MS Visio
5 22 (17.60%) RoboHelp
6 16 (12.80%) PaintShop Pro
7 9 (7.20%) Acrobat
8 2 (1.60%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (1.60%) InDesign
8 2 (1.60%) Photoshop
8 2 (1.60%) Adobe Captivate
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.80%) VoIP
2 8 (6.40%) Internet
3 1 (0.80%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.40%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (20.80%) Telecoms
2 14 (11.20%) Finance
3 12 (9.60%) Marketing
4 11 (8.80%) Electronics
5 10 (8.00%) Banking
6 9 (7.20%) Manufacturing
7 8 (6.40%) Publishing
7 8 (6.40%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (28.80%) XML
2 17 (13.60%) HTML
3 12 (9.60%) JMS
4 10 (8.00%) CSS
5 5 (4.00%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.40%) EFT
1 8 (6.40%) User Experience
1 8 (6.40%) Internet of Things
2 6 (4.80%) Digital Media
2 6 (4.80%) Streaming Video
3 5 (4.00%) Derivative
4 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.40%) Wiki
5 3 (2.40%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.60%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.60%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.80%) Photography
7 1 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.80%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.80%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.20%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (11.20%) Product Management
3 12 (9.60%) Scrum
4 8 (6.40%) Software Engineering
4 8 (6.40%) Mentoring
5 6 (4.80%) Document Management
5 6 (4.80%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (4.00%) Risk Management
6 5 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (1.60%) Project Management
7 2 (1.60%) Content Management
8 1 (0.80%) IT Governance
8 1 (0.80%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (0.80%) Incident Management
8 1 (0.80%) Network Design
8 1 (0.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (0.80%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (0.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (0.80%) SIEM
8 1 (0.80%) Revenue Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.20%) Java
2 5 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.60%) C++
4 1 (0.80%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (23.20%) Degree
2 3 (2.40%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.80%) CEH
3 1 (0.80%) APMP
3 1 (0.80%) HNC
3 1 (0.80%) HND
3 1 (0.80%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.40%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) COBIT
2 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 38 (30.40%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.40%) Adobe
3 8 (6.40%) SAP
4 3 (2.40%) Cisco
5 1 (0.80%) McAfee
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