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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 751 689 727
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +38
Permanent jobs requiring an Author 130 204 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 72 164 125
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,213 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +23.07%

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
101499 99519 101734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.83% 94.46% 94.93%
Number of salaries quoted 83699 79930 86037
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -73 129 £36,000 -10.00% 19
East of England -41 44 £36,000 +2.85% 5
London +9 28 £34,250 -8.66% 5
South East -35 27 £41,250 -17.50% 6
Cambridgeshire -36 20 £43,750 +25.00% 2
Cambridge -37 20 £43,750 +25.00% 2
Bedfordshire +12 14 £36,000 +10.76% 1
East Midlands +34 11 £40,000 +23.07%
Surrey -14 10 £31,125 -37.75% 3
Leicestershire +28 9 £40,000 +10.34%
Bedford +16 9 £37,500 +19.04% 1
Hertfordshire -12 8 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Camberley - 8 - -
North Yorkshire +12 7 £35,000 -
Yorkshire -2 7 £35,000 - 1
South West -15 7 £36,250 +34.25% 1
Oxfordshire - 6 £47,500 -
Loughborough - 6 £40,000 -
Bristol -7 5 £36,250 +34.25%
Berkshire -9 5 £37,500 -28.57% 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £28,750 - 2
Abingdon - 4 £47,500 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £28,750 - 1
Manchester 0 3 £27,000 -
North West -13 3 £27,000 -28.00% 1
Ealing - 3 £32,500 -
Paddington - 3 - -
Aldershot 0 2 £42,500 +1.19%
West Midlands -16 2 £32,500 -
Hampshire -22 2 £42,500 -5.55%

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 85 (30.58%) HTML
2 69 (24.82%) Adobe
3 65 (23.38%) CSS
4 62 (22.30%) MS Excel
5 57 (20.50%) XML
6 56 (20.14%) MS Office
7 55 (19.78%) RoboHelp
7 55 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
8 52 (18.71%) FrameMaker
9 48 (17.27%) Publishing
10 46 (16.55%) C
10 46 (16.55%) C++
10 46 (16.55%) OO
11 45 (16.19%) Acrobat
12 44 (15.83%) Content Management
13 37 (13.31%) PaintShop Pro
13 37 (13.31%) Adobe Illustrator
13 37 (13.31%) Python
14 32 (11.51%) Marketing
15 30 (10.79%) Electronics
16 29 (10.43%) Degree
16 29 (10.43%) Banking
16 29 (10.43%) Java
16 29 (10.43%) Mentoring
17 27 (9.71%) Windows
17 27 (9.71%) Eclipse
18 25 (8.99%) Microsoft
18 25 (8.99%) .NET
19 24 (8.63%) Manufacturing
20 23 (8.27%) Analytical Skills

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 23 (8.27%) Confluence
2 3 (1.08%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 62 (22.30%) MS Excel
2 56 (20.14%) MS Office
3 55 (19.78%) RoboHelp
4 52 (18.71%) FrameMaker
5 45 (16.19%) Acrobat
6 37 (13.31%) PaintShop Pro
6 37 (13.31%) Adobe Illustrator
7 16 (5.76%) MS Visio
8 14 (5.04%) Photoshop
9 11 (3.96%) Adobe Captivate
10 6 (2.16%) Doxygen
11 5 (1.80%) XMetaL
12 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.36%) ZBrush
13 1 (0.36%) Mudbox
13 1 (0.36%) Houdini
13 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
13 1 (0.36%) Maya
13 1 (0.36%) 3ds Max
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.91%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.12%) LAN
1 17 (6.12%) WAN
1 17 (6.12%) Wireless
2 7 (2.52%) DWDM
2 7 (2.52%) DSL
3 4 (1.44%) 2G
3 4 (1.44%) 3G
3 4 (1.44%) LTE
4 2 (0.72%) IMAP
5 1 (0.36%) Firewall
5 1 (0.36%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.60%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (1.80%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (9.71%) Eclipse
2 21 (7.55%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.36%) Ant
3 1 (0.36%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.36%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.36%) JIRA
3 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (17.27%) Publishing
2 32 (11.51%) Marketing
3 30 (10.79%) Electronics
4 29 (10.43%) Banking
5 24 (8.63%) Manufacturing
6 18 (6.47%) Retail
6 18 (6.47%) Automotive
7 16 (5.76%) Legal
8 15 (5.40%) Telecoms
9 10 (3.60%) Finance
10 7 (2.52%) Games
11 2 (0.72%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.72%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.72%) French Language
11 2 (0.72%) German Language
12 1 (0.36%) Advertising
12 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.36%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (30.58%) HTML
2 65 (23.38%) CSS
3 57 (20.50%) XML
4 25 (8.99%) .NET
5 19 (6.83%) XSLT
6 9 (3.24%) XSL
7 5 (1.80%) jQuery
8 3 (1.08%) REST
8 3 (1.08%) JSON
8 3 (1.08%) SOAP
9 2 (0.72%) Middleware
9 2 (0.72%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.55%) User Experience
3 13 (4.68%) E-Learning
4 10 (3.60%) EFT
5 7 (2.52%) 3D Graphics
5 7 (2.52%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.80%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.44%) Wiki
7 4 (1.44%) Social Media
8 3 (1.08%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.36%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.36%) Streaming Video
9 1 (0.36%) GIS
9 1 (0.36%) CESG
9 1 (0.36%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.36%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.71%) Windows
2 17 (6.12%) Android
2 17 (6.12%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.80%) UNIX
3 5 (1.80%) Linux
4 4 (1.44%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.72%) CentOS
6 2 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (16.55%) OO
3 44 (15.83%) Content Management
4 29 (10.43%) Mentoring
5 19 (6.83%) Coaching
6 17 (6.12%) Line Management
7 12 (4.32%) Validation
8 9 (3.24%) Software Engineering
9 8 (2.88%) Performance Analysis
10 7 (2.52%) ERP
11 6 (2.16%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (2.16%) Scrum
11 6 (2.16%) 3D Programming
11 6 (2.16%) Waterfall
11 6 (2.16%) Business Process Mapping
12 4 (1.44%) Time Management
12 4 (1.44%) Change Management
13 3 (1.08%) OOD
13 3 (1.08%) Risk Management
14 2 (0.72%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 46 (16.55%) C
1 46 (16.55%) C++
2 37 (13.31%) Python
3 29 (10.43%) Java
4 20 (7.19%) Perl
5 15 (5.40%) JavaScript
6 9 (3.24%) C#
7 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (10.43%) Degree
2 2 (0.72%) VCP4
3 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.36%) HNC
3 1 (0.36%) HND
3 1 (0.36%) CISSP
3 1 (0.36%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.88%) QA
2 7 (2.52%) ISO 9000
2 7 (2.52%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.36%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 69 (24.82%) Adobe
2 25 (8.99%) Microsoft
3 21 (7.55%) Atlassian
4 8 (2.88%) VMware
5 1 (0.36%) EMC
5 1 (0.36%) McAfee
5 1 (0.36%) Red Gate
Surrey
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Salary: £Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Edissero Ltd
Salary: excellent bonus + generous car allowance + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Yorkshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £50k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North Cambridge
ECM Selection
Salary: to £40k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Competitve + good benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hertfordshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: Competitive + good benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + excellent bonus and benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
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Posted: 6 days ago
Bedford
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Salary: £26500.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Milton Keynes
IMS evolve
Salary: £Competitive salary Plus Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Swindon
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Salary: £150 - £200 per day
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