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 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 662 720 654
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -66
Permanent jobs requiring an Author 216 201 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 159 159 181
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £43,000 £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
99881 111881 103430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 82152 91850 86081
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £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 29 May 2015 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 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
England +55 207 £35,000 - 25
South East +62 96 £40,000 +23.07% 6
East of England +10 54 £32,000 -8.57% 10
Buckinghamshire - 39 £38,750 -
London +80 38 £40,500 +1.25% 4
Cambridgeshire -3 28 £32,500 -7.14% 9
Bedfordshire +23 24 £31,750 -0.78% 1
Surrey +39 22 £50,000 +42.85% 1
Berkshire +19 21 £40,000 +26.98% 2
Yorkshire -5 20 £35,000 - 3
Cambridge -11 16 £50,000 +42.85% 5
Aylesbury - 14 £45,000 -
North Yorkshire +24 13 £35,000 - 1
Hampshire +1 11 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Milton Keynes - 8 £24,000 -
Reading 0 7 £26,250 -42.62% 1
Basingstoke - 7 £35,000 - 1
Sheffield -24 6 £23,250 -33.57% 1
South Yorkshire -31 6 £23,250 -33.57% 1
Scotland +15 5 £32,500 -
Hammersmith - 5 £37,500 -
Manchester +21 3 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Glasgow +5 3 £32,500 -
Newbury +2 3 £35,000 +14.75% 1
North West +2 3 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Guildford +13 2 - - 1
Edinburgh +13 2 £32,500 -
Hertfordshire +4 2 £32,500 -
East Midlands +2 2 £19,250 -41.66%
Bristol -9 2 £19,500 -51.85%

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

1 106 (30.20%) HTML
2 79 (22.51%) MS Office
3 77 (21.94%) XML
3 77 (21.94%) MS Excel
4 70 (19.94%) FrameMaker
5 69 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
6 63 (17.95%) Degree
7 59 (16.81%) Adobe
8 55 (15.67%) Microsoft
8 55 (15.67%) Telecoms
9 52 (14.81%) Electronics
10 50 (14.25%) CSS
11 48 (13.68%) Content Management
12 47 (13.39%) RoboHelp
13 45 (12.82%) Publishing
14 40 (11.40%) Acrobat
15 36 (10.26%) MS Visio
16 35 (9.97%) Marketing
17 30 (8.55%) Line Management
17 30 (8.55%) C++
18 29 (8.26%) C
18 29 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
19 27 (7.69%) Banking
20 26 (7.41%) Finance
21 25 (7.12%) Java
21 25 (7.12%) Mentoring
22 24 (6.84%) OO
23 23 (6.55%) Adobe Illustrator
24 22 (6.27%) PaintShop Pro
24 22 (6.27%) Photoshop

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 9 (2.56%) Confluence
2 4 (1.14%) Documentum
2 4 (1.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.14%) CMS
3 3 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (0.85%) Alfresco
3 3 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 79 (22.51%) MS Office
2 77 (21.94%) MS Excel
3 70 (19.94%) FrameMaker
4 47 (13.39%) RoboHelp
5 40 (11.40%) Acrobat
6 36 (10.26%) MS Visio
7 23 (6.55%) Adobe Illustrator
8 22 (6.27%) PaintShop Pro
8 22 (6.27%) Photoshop
9 6 (1.71%) Adobe Captivate
10 5 (1.42%) InDesign
11 4 (1.14%) XMetaL
11 4 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
12 3 (0.85%) PageMaker
12 3 (0.85%) QuarkXPress
13 1 (0.28%) ZBrush
13 1 (0.28%) Mudbox
13 1 (0.28%) Houdini
13 1 (0.28%) Maya
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.13%) SaaS
2 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.98%) VoIP
2 16 (4.56%) LTE
3 15 (4.27%) 2G
3 15 (4.27%) 3G
4 9 (2.56%) Internet
5 6 (1.71%) LDAP
5 6 (1.71%) DNS
6 5 (1.42%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (1.42%) UMTS
6 5 (1.42%) GSM
7 3 (0.85%) Wireless
7 3 (0.85%) LAN
7 3 (0.85%) WAN
8 2 (0.57%) IMAP
9 1 (0.28%) Firewall
9 1 (0.28%) DSL
9 1 (0.28%) DWDM
9 1 (0.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.28%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (1.14%) Cognos Report Studio
2 4 (1.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 4 (1.14%) Cognos Transformer
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (4.84%) Eclipse
2 7 (1.99%) JIRA
2 7 (1.99%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.71%) TeamCity
3 6 (1.71%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.14%) XMLSpy
5 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.28%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.28%) Rational Rose
5 1 (0.28%) Dreamweaver
General
1 55 (15.67%) Telecoms
2 52 (14.81%) Electronics
3 45 (12.82%) Publishing
4 35 (9.97%) Marketing
5 27 (7.69%) Banking
6 26 (7.41%) Finance
7 20 (5.70%) Automotive
8 19 (5.41%) Legal
9 15 (4.27%) Manufacturing
9 15 (4.27%) Retail
10 4 (1.14%) Mandarin Language
10 4 (1.14%) French Language
10 4 (1.14%) German Language
11 3 (0.85%) Games
12 2 (0.57%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.28%) Back Office
13 1 (0.28%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (30.20%) HTML
2 77 (21.94%) XML
3 50 (14.25%) CSS
4 18 (5.13%) XSLT
5 12 (3.42%) JMS
6 8 (2.28%) .NET
7 6 (1.71%) Web Services
8 5 (1.42%) XSL
9 3 (0.85%) Middleware
9 3 (0.85%) XSD
10 1 (0.28%) WSDL
10 1 (0.28%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.27%) User Experience
3 19 (5.41%) E-Learning
3 19 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 17 (4.84%) Wiki
5 9 (2.56%) Physics
6 8 (2.28%) EFT
6 8 (2.28%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.28%) Internet of Things
7 6 (1.71%) Streaming Video
7 6 (1.71%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.42%) Derivative
9 3 (0.85%) Copywriting
9 3 (0.85%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.57%) GIS
10 2 (0.57%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.57%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.57%) Photography
11 1 (0.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (1.99%) Windows
2 6 (1.71%) Linux
2 6 (1.71%) Mac OS X
3 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.85%) Android
3 3 (0.85%) CentOS
3 3 (0.85%) UNIX
4 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (13.68%) Content Management
3 30 (8.55%) Line Management
4 25 (7.12%) Mentoring
5 24 (6.84%) OO
6 22 (6.27%) Time Management
7 21 (5.98%) Scrum
8 18 (5.13%) Coaching
9 17 (4.84%) Workflow
9 17 (4.84%) Product Management
10 14 (3.99%) Change Management
11 12 (3.42%) Migration
12 11 (3.13%) Software Engineering
13 8 (2.28%) Configuration Management
13 8 (2.28%) ERP
14 7 (1.99%) Risk Management
15 6 (1.71%) Project Management
15 6 (1.71%) Document Management
15 6 (1.71%) Technical Architecture
15 6 (1.71%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.55%) C++
2 29 (8.26%) C
3 25 (7.12%) Java
4 21 (5.98%) Python
5 17 (4.84%) Perl
6 7 (1.99%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 63 (17.95%) Degree
2 12 (3.42%) HNC
3 4 (1.14%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.57%) ISACA
6 1 (0.28%) APMP
6 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) CEH
6 1 (0.28%) HND
6 1 (0.28%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.99%) QA
2 3 (0.85%) COBIT
3 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 59 (16.81%) Adobe
2 55 (15.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.70%) Atlassian
4 8 (2.28%) SAP
5 5 (1.42%) Perforce
6 4 (1.14%) Cognos
6 4 (1.14%) Cisco
7 3 (0.85%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.28%) EMC
8 1 (0.28%) McAfee
8 1 (0.28%) Avaya
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