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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 704 596 705
Rank change year-on-year
-108 +109
Permanent jobs requiring an Author 193 296 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.28% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.29% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 153 239 152
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,300 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
106380 100644 111753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.27% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 86153 83636 95338
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 17 September 2014 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 17 September 2014. 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 -127 188 £35,000 - 27
East of England -43 79 £33,000 -8.33% 5
Cambridgeshire -8 38 £35,000 - 4
Cambridge -5 36 £35,000 - 3
Bedfordshire -19 32 £30,750 -15.17% 1
London -48 32 £31,250 -13.19% 9
South West -24 21 £37,500 +15.38% 7
South East -38 19 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Yorkshire -20 13 £35,000 +14.75% 1
East Midlands 0 12 £27,500 +48.64%
Berkshire +17 10 £32,750 -22.94%
West Midlands -14 9 £30,500 -12.85% 1
Gloucestershire 0 8 £37,500 +20.00%
North Yorkshire -8 7 £35,000 - 1
Bath -13 7 £27,000 -16.92%
Somerset -18 7 £27,000 -16.92% 2
Hertfordshire -19 7 £45,000 +12.50%
Bedford - 7 £31,500 -
Sheffield - 6 £35,000 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £35,000 -
Leicestershire +10 5 - -
Bristol -4 5 £37,500 - 4
Reading - 5 £35,000 -
City of London +11 4 £27,500 -29.03% 2
West Sussex - 4 £35,000 -
Nottinghamshire 0 3 £29,000 +56.75%
Scotland -5 3 - -
Edinburgh -8 3 - -
Brighton -16 3 - -
East Sussex -24 3 - -

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 146 (36.87%) HTML
2 118 (29.80%) CSS
3 109 (27.53%) XML
4 104 (26.26%) Degree
5 88 (22.22%) FrameMaker
6 78 (19.70%) MS Excel
7 77 (19.44%) Adobe
8 63 (15.91%) MS Office
9 61 (15.40%) RoboHelp
10 60 (15.15%) Acrobat
11 59 (14.90%) Marketing
12 53 (13.38%) Microsoft
13 51 (12.88%) Telecoms
13 51 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
14 46 (11.62%) XMetaL
14 46 (11.62%) Content Management
15 45 (11.36%) Computer Science
16 41 (10.35%) Finance
17 39 (9.85%) C++
18 38 (9.60%) OO
18 38 (9.60%) MS Visio
18 38 (9.60%) 3G
18 38 (9.60%) 2G
19 35 (8.84%) Electronics
20 33 (8.33%) C
21 32 (8.08%) Windows
22 31 (7.83%) .NET
23 30 (7.58%) Java
24 27 (6.82%) Adobe Illustrator
25 26 (6.57%) User Experience

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 25 (6.31%) Confluence
2 14 (3.54%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.28%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.76%) CMS
5 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.25%) IIS
Applications
1 88 (22.22%) FrameMaker
2 78 (19.70%) MS Excel
3 63 (15.91%) MS Office
4 61 (15.40%) RoboHelp
5 60 (15.15%) Acrobat
6 46 (11.62%) XMetaL
7 38 (9.60%) MS Visio
8 27 (6.82%) Adobe Illustrator
9 18 (4.55%) PaintShop Pro
10 17 (4.29%) Photoshop
11 16 (4.04%) InDesign
12 12 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
13 9 (2.27%) CorelDRAW
14 6 (1.52%) Adobe Captivate
15 4 (1.01%) PageMaker
16 3 (0.76%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (9.60%) 3G
1 38 (9.60%) 2G
2 25 (6.31%) LTE
3 22 (5.56%) Wireless
4 7 (1.77%) Internet
4 7 (1.77%) LAN
4 7 (1.77%) WAN
5 3 (0.76%) DWDM
5 3 (0.76%) DSL
6 1 (0.25%) HTTP
6 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.25%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (6.31%) Visual Studio
2 16 (4.04%) Eclipse
3 13 (3.28%) XMLSpy
4 2 (0.51%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.51%) Serena SBM
4 2 (0.51%) Subversion
4 2 (0.51%) JIRA
5 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
General
1 59 (14.90%) Marketing
2 51 (12.88%) Telecoms
3 41 (10.35%) Finance
4 35 (8.84%) Electronics
5 19 (4.80%) Manufacturing
5 19 (4.80%) Publishing
6 12 (3.03%) Automotive
7 9 (2.27%) Banking
8 8 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.77%) Finnish Language
9 7 (1.77%) French Language
9 7 (1.77%) German Language
9 7 (1.77%) Italian Language
9 7 (1.77%) Swedish Language
10 4 (1.01%) Legal
11 3 (0.76%) Advertising
11 3 (0.76%) Games
12 1 (0.25%) Retail
12 1 (0.25%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (36.87%) HTML
2 118 (29.80%) CSS
3 109 (27.53%) XML
4 31 (7.83%) .NET
5 23 (5.81%) XSLT
6 13 (3.28%) JSP
7 6 (1.52%) XHTML
8 4 (1.01%) jQuery
9 3 (0.76%) REST
9 3 (0.76%) JSON
9 3 (0.76%) SOAP
10 2 (0.51%) Web Services
10 2 (0.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.25%) iXBRL
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.36%) Computer Science
2 26 (6.57%) User Experience
3 24 (6.06%) E-Learning
4 13 (3.28%) Client/Server
4 13 (3.28%) Mathematics
5 11 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.53%) Life Science
7 8 (2.02%) Chemistry
7 8 (2.02%) Biology
8 7 (1.77%) Graphic Design
9 6 (1.52%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (1.26%) Wiki
11 4 (1.01%) Blog
11 4 (1.01%) Podcast
12 3 (0.76%) Economics
13 2 (0.51%) Animation
13 2 (0.51%) Social Media
13 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
14 1 (0.25%) NHS
14 1 (0.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.08%) Windows
2 13 (3.28%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (2.53%) Apple iOS
3 10 (2.53%) Android
4 9 (2.27%) Linux
5 5 (1.26%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (11.62%) Content Management
3 38 (9.60%) OO
4 16 (4.04%) Project Management
5 14 (3.54%) Workflow
6 13 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (2.53%) Scrum
7 10 (2.53%) Mentoring
8 9 (2.27%) Coaching
8 9 (2.27%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (2.27%) Line Management
9 8 (2.02%) Performance Analysis
9 8 (2.02%) Time Management
10 6 (1.52%) UML
11 4 (1.01%) Service Delivery
11 4 (1.01%) Validation
11 4 (1.01%) ITIL
11 4 (1.01%) Information Security
11 4 (1.01%) Software Engineering
11 4 (1.01%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (9.85%) C++
2 33 (8.33%) C
3 30 (7.58%) Java
4 18 (4.55%) Python
5 13 (3.28%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.02%) Perl
6 8 (2.02%) C#
7 2 (0.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 104 (26.26%) Degree
2 25 (6.31%) HNC
3 15 (3.79%) Security Cleared
4 14 (3.54%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.77%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.52%) HND
7 3 (0.76%) APMP
8 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.25%) ISEB
8 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.29%) QA
2 7 (1.77%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.51%) SLA
3 2 (0.51%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.25%) GAMP
System Software
1 17 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 77 (19.44%) Adobe
2 53 (13.38%) Microsoft
3 25 (6.31%) Atlassian
4 19 (4.80%) VMware
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle
6 2 (0.51%) Perforce
6 2 (0.51%) Serena
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco
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