The table below looks at the statistics for the Author role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. 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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Author
Rank 739 837 734
Rank change year-on-year
+98 -103
Permanent jobs requiring an Author 191 118 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.12% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 141 72 185
Average salary £36,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.38% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £49,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,125 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-0.34% -3.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Author
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Author Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Author
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Author within the UK.

Author Salary Trend in the UK

Author
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Author over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 within the UK.

Author Salary Histogram in the UK

Author
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
England +86 182 £36,750 +2.08% 25
South East +42 60 £36,000 -15.29% 6
London +53 53 £37,500 +9.48% 5
Cambridgeshire +24 42 £37,500 +3.44% 5
East of England +2 42 £37,500 +4.16% 6
Cambridge +18 38 £37,500 +3.44% 5
Yorkshire +27 20 £30,000 -33.33% 5
Hampshire +36 17 £32,500 -23.52%
Buckinghamshire +13 17 £36,000 +2.85% 6
Leeds - 14 £30,000 -
West Yorkshire - 14 £30,000 -
Oxfordshire +2 13 £27,500 -42.10%
Aylesbury - 10 £36,000 - 4
Southampton - 9 £32,500 -
Surrey +10 7 £67,500 +116.86%
Berkshire +4 5 - -
Oxford -3 5 £50,000 +53.84%
Ealing -12 4 £40,000 +23.07%
Farnborough - 4 £36,000 -
Basingstoke - 4 £37,500 -
North Yorkshire +21 3 £36,500 -18.88% 1
East Midlands -8 3 £23,500 -41.25% 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £30,000 - 3
Sheffield - 3 £30,000 - 3
City of London +67 2 £36,750 - 1
Scotland -2 2 £31,750 -2.30%
West Midlands -22 2 £28,250 -13.07% 1
Glasgow - 2 £31,750 -
Warwickshire - 2 £28,250 - 1
Rugby - 2 £28,250 -

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 104 (29.21%) HTML
2 91 (25.56%) MS Office
3 88 (24.72%) Microsoft
4 77 (21.63%) Degree
5 70 (19.66%) XML
6 67 (18.82%) Adobe
7 66 (18.54%) MS Excel
8 56 (15.73%) CSS
9 53 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
10 50 (14.04%) RoboHelp
11 48 (13.48%) Computer Science
12 43 (12.08%) Content Management
12 43 (12.08%) Finance
13 40 (11.24%) CMS
14 37 (10.39%) Telecoms
14 37 (10.39%) C++
15 35 (9.83%) Photoshop
16 33 (9.27%) Acrobat
16 33 (9.27%) Electronics
16 33 (9.27%) Publishing
17 30 (8.43%) JavaScript
18 29 (8.15%) MS PowerPoint
19 27 (7.58%) MS Visio
20 25 (7.02%) Software Engineering
20 25 (7.02%) Project Management
21 24 (6.74%) XMetaL
22 23 (6.46%) Java
23 21 (5.90%) FrameMaker
23 21 (5.90%) Marketing
23 21 (5.90%) Adobe Captivate

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 40 (11.24%) CMS
2 21 (5.90%) Confluence
3 20 (5.62%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.84%) MediaWiki
4 3 (0.84%) WordPress
5 1 (0.28%) JBoss
5 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 91 (25.56%) MS Office
2 66 (18.54%) MS Excel
3 50 (14.04%) RoboHelp
4 35 (9.83%) Photoshop
5 33 (9.27%) Acrobat
6 29 (8.15%) MS PowerPoint
7 27 (7.58%) MS Visio
8 24 (6.74%) XMetaL
9 21 (5.90%) Adobe Captivate
9 21 (5.90%) FrameMaker
10 19 (5.34%) Adobe Illustrator
11 15 (4.21%) PaintShop Pro
12 9 (2.53%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
14 1 (0.28%) CorelDRAW
14 1 (0.28%) GIMP
14 1 (0.28%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.53%) SaaS
2 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.93%) VoIP
2 11 (3.09%) Intranet
3 7 (1.97%) Internet
4 3 (0.84%) WebEx
5 2 (0.56%) 2G
5 2 (0.56%) 3G
5 2 (0.56%) LTE
6 1 (0.28%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.28%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.81%) Relational Database
2 7 (1.97%) RDBMS
3 4 (1.12%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.56%) MySQL
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 18 (5.06%) Subversion
2 2 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.56%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (0.56%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.28%) Ant
3 1 (0.28%) JIRA
3 1 (0.28%) Rational Rose
General
1 43 (12.08%) Finance
2 37 (10.39%) Telecoms
3 33 (9.27%) Electronics
3 33 (9.27%) Publishing
4 21 (5.90%) Marketing
5 17 (4.78%) Multimedia
6 13 (3.65%) Banking
7 10 (2.81%) Legal
8 8 (2.25%) Automotive
9 5 (1.40%) Front Office
9 5 (1.40%) Local Government
10 4 (1.12%) French Language
10 4 (1.12%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.84%) Back Office
12 2 (0.56%) Law
13 1 (0.28%) German Language
13 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.28%) Retail
13 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (29.21%) HTML
2 70 (19.66%) XML
3 56 (15.73%) CSS
4 10 (2.81%) .NET
5 9 (2.53%) Flash
6 8 (2.25%) .NET Framework
7 7 (1.97%) XHTML
8 3 (0.84%) XSLT
9 2 (0.56%) RESTful
10 1 (0.28%) JMS
10 1 (0.28%) Web Services
10 1 (0.28%) WSDL
10 1 (0.28%) XML Schema
10 1 (0.28%) XSD
10 1 (0.28%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.48%) Computer Science
2 16 (4.49%) e-Learning
3 13 (3.65%) Learning Management System
4 12 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.09%) User Experience
6 10 (2.81%) Video Editing
7 9 (2.53%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.69%) Digital Media
8 6 (1.69%) Social Network
8 6 (1.69%) Wiki
9 5 (1.40%) Blog
10 4 (1.12%) Internet of Things
10 4 (1.12%) Physics
11 3 (0.84%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.56%) Biology
12 2 (0.56%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.56%) Life Science
12 2 (0.56%) Smartcard
12 2 (0.56%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.28%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (12.08%) Content Management
3 25 (7.02%) Project Management
3 25 (7.02%) Software Engineering
4 18 (5.06%) Mentoring
5 17 (4.78%) Coaching
6 15 (4.21%) Analytics
7 12 (3.37%) Scrum
8 10 (2.81%) Business Development
8 10 (2.81%) CAD
8 10 (2.81%) Product Management
8 10 (2.81%) Software Testing
9 8 (2.25%) Document Management
9 8 (2.25%) E-Commerce
10 7 (1.97%) CRM
10 7 (1.97%) Information Architecture
10 7 (1.97%) Multithreading
10 7 (1.97%) SDLC
10 7 (1.97%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (1.97%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.39%) C++
2 30 (8.43%) JavaScript
3 23 (6.46%) Java
4 18 (5.06%) C
5 17 (4.78%) Python
6 15 (4.21%) VBScript
7 12 (3.37%) SQL
8 10 (2.81%) C#
9 9 (2.53%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.28%) PHP
10 1 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 77 (21.63%) Degree
2 7 (1.97%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.56%) HNC
4 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.90%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.28%) GCP
System Software
1 7 (1.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.84%) SCCM
Vendors
1 88 (24.72%) Microsoft
2 67 (18.82%) Adobe
3 18 (5.06%) Atlassian
4 16 (4.49%) Perforce
5 5 (1.40%) Northgate
6 4 (1.12%) Oracle
7 2 (0.56%) Avaya
7 2 (0.56%) IBM
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco
8 1 (0.28%) Quark
8 1 (0.28%) SAP
8 1 (0.28%) Toshiba
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