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 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 719 732 677
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -55
Permanent jobs requiring an Author 195 189 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 127 139 176
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
105040 113071 104868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.60% 94.74%
Number of salaries quoted 85862 91852 87227
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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
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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 +30 187 £35,000 - 21
South East +40 75 £40,000 +13.47% 5
East of England -1 50 £34,000 -2.85% 7
London +49 36 £52,500 +31.25% 6
Buckinghamshire - 28 £37,500 - 2
Cambridgeshire -4 26 £50,000 +21.21% 6
Surrey +22 21 £50,000 +5.26%
Berkshire +18 21 £40,000 +3.89%
Yorkshire +1 21 £35,000 - 1
Bedfordshire +18 19 £31,750 -0.78% 1
Cambridge -12 19 £50,000 +21.21% 4
North Yorkshire - 15 £35,000 -
Milton Keynes - 9 £24,000 - 2
Aylesbury - 7 £45,000 -
Sheffield -13 6 £23,250 -28.46%
South Yorkshire -22 6 £23,250 -33.57%
Hampshire -1 5 £37,000 -1.33% 3
South West -11 5 £40,000 +17.64% 1
Hammersmith - 5 £37,500 -
Scotland +16 4 £32,500 - 1
East Midlands +16 4 £19,250 -46.52%
Hertfordshire -4 4 £32,500 +71.05%
Bristol -6 4 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Bedford +28 3 - -
Newbury +11 3 £35,000 +14.75%
Guildford +4 3 - -
Reading -6 3 £25,000 -46.23%
Nottinghamshire - 3 £19,000 -
Nottingham - 3 £19,000 -
Basingstoke - 3 £36,000 - 1

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 98 (30.91%) HTML
2 72 (22.71%) MS Excel
3 68 (21.45%) MS Office
3 68 (21.45%) XML
4 67 (21.14%) FrameMaker
5 61 (19.24%) Adobe
6 59 (18.61%) CSS
7 56 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (15.46%) Publishing
9 48 (15.14%) Electronics
10 46 (14.51%) Content Management
11 43 (13.56%) Acrobat
11 43 (13.56%) RoboHelp
11 43 (13.56%) Degree
12 41 (12.93%) Microsoft
12 41 (12.93%) Telecoms
13 37 (11.67%) C
13 37 (11.67%) C++
14 35 (11.04%) Marketing
15 32 (10.09%) OO
16 30 (9.46%) Python
16 30 (9.46%) PaintShop Pro
16 30 (9.46%) Mentoring
17 29 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
17 29 (9.15%) Banking
17 29 (9.15%) MS Visio
18 27 (8.52%) Line Management
19 24 (7.57%) Adobe Illustrator
20 23 (7.26%) Java
20 23 (7.26%) Eclipse

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 14 (4.42%) Confluence
2 4 (1.26%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.26%) Documentum
3 3 (0.95%) CMS
3 3 (0.95%) Alfresco
3 3 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (0.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 72 (22.71%) MS Excel
2 68 (21.45%) MS Office
3 67 (21.14%) FrameMaker
4 43 (13.56%) Acrobat
4 43 (13.56%) RoboHelp
5 30 (9.46%) PaintShop Pro
6 29 (9.15%) MS Visio
7 24 (7.57%) Adobe Illustrator
8 15 (4.73%) Photoshop
9 7 (2.21%) Adobe Captivate
10 4 (1.26%) InDesign
11 3 (0.95%) PageMaker
11 3 (0.95%) QuarkXPress
11 3 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.63%) XMetaL
13 1 (0.32%) Maya
13 1 (0.32%) 3ds Max
13 1 (0.32%) Houdini
13 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
13 1 (0.32%) ZBrush
Business Applications
1 3 (0.95%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.62%) SaaS
2 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.10%) VoIP
2 11 (3.47%) LTE
3 9 (2.84%) Wireless
3 9 (2.84%) WAN
3 9 (2.84%) LAN
4 8 (2.52%) 2G
4 8 (2.52%) Internet
4 8 (2.52%) 3G
5 6 (1.89%) LDAP
5 6 (1.89%) DNS
6 5 (1.58%) GSM
6 5 (1.58%) UMTS
6 5 (1.58%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.63%) IMAP
7 2 (0.63%) DWDM
7 2 (0.63%) DSL
8 1 (0.32%) Firewall
8 1 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.32%) Cognos Report Studio
2 1 (0.32%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (0.32%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 23 (7.26%) Eclipse
2 12 (3.79%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.63%) JIRA
3 2 (0.63%) XMLSpy
4 1 (0.32%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.32%) Ant
4 1 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
General
1 49 (15.46%) Publishing
2 48 (15.14%) Electronics
3 41 (12.93%) Telecoms
4 35 (11.04%) Marketing
5 29 (9.15%) Banking
6 20 (6.31%) Manufacturing
7 19 (5.99%) Finance
8 17 (5.36%) Automotive
8 17 (5.36%) Legal
9 16 (5.05%) Retail
10 4 (1.26%) Mandarin Language
10 4 (1.26%) French Language
10 4 (1.26%) German Language
11 2 (0.63%) Games
11 2 (0.63%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.32%) Advertising
12 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.32%) Back Office
12 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (30.91%) HTML
2 68 (21.45%) XML
3 59 (18.61%) CSS
4 21 (6.62%) XSLT
5 11 (3.47%) .NET
6 7 (2.21%) JMS
6 7 (2.21%) XSL
7 5 (1.58%) Web Services
8 3 (0.95%) Middleware
9 2 (0.63%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.94%) User Experience
3 15 (4.73%) E-Learning
4 13 (4.10%) Wiki
5 10 (3.15%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.52%) EFT
6 8 (2.52%) Internet of Things
7 6 (1.89%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.89%) Streaming Video
8 5 (1.58%) Derivative
8 5 (1.58%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.95%) Copywriting
9 3 (0.95%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.63%) Physics
10 2 (0.63%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.63%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.63%) GIS
11 1 (0.32%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.32%) CESG
11 1 (0.32%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 12 (3.79%) Windows
2 9 (2.84%) Android
2 9 (2.84%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.89%) Linux
4 5 (1.58%) Mac OS X
5 3 (0.95%) CentOS
5 3 (0.95%) UNIX
6 2 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (17.67%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (14.51%) Content Management
3 32 (10.09%) OO
4 30 (9.46%) Mentoring
5 27 (8.52%) Line Management
6 21 (6.62%) Coaching
7 16 (5.05%) Product Management
8 15 (4.73%) Time Management
9 13 (4.10%) Scrum
10 12 (3.79%) Software Engineering
11 11 (3.47%) Workflow
12 10 (3.15%) Change Management
13 8 (2.52%) Migration
13 8 (2.52%) Configuration Management
14 7 (2.21%) ERP
15 6 (1.89%) Waterfall
15 6 (1.89%) Business Process Mapping
16 5 (1.58%) Performance Engineering
16 5 (1.58%) SOA
16 5 (1.58%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 37 (11.67%) C
1 37 (11.67%) C++
2 30 (9.46%) Python
3 23 (7.26%) Java
4 21 (6.62%) Perl
5 9 (2.84%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 43 (13.56%) Degree
2 7 (2.21%) HNC
3 3 (0.95%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.32%) CEH
5 1 (0.32%) HND
5 1 (0.32%) CISSP
5 1 (0.32%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.36%) QA
2 3 (0.95%) ISO 9000
2 3 (0.95%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.32%) COBIT
Vendors
1 61 (19.24%) Adobe
2 41 (12.93%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.10%) Atlassian
4 6 (1.89%) SAP
5 5 (1.58%) Perforce
6 3 (0.95%) Sitecore
6 3 (0.95%) Cisco
7 1 (0.32%) Cognos
7 1 (0.32%) EMC
7 1 (0.32%) Avaya
7 1 (0.32%) McAfee
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