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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 762 664 740
Rank change year-on-year
-98 +76
Permanent jobs requiring an Author 124 212 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.22% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 76 177 114
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,875 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%

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
100150 98294 103682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.15%
Number of salaries quoted 83451 79476 89033
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -65 124 £35,000 -6.66% 10
East of England -46 56 £35,000 - 1
Bedfordshire +16 22 £36,000 +20.00%
Cambridgeshire -34 22 £35,000 - 1
Cambridge -39 22 £35,000 - 1
London -34 20 £35,500 -5.33% 2
South East -47 20 £42,500 -15.00% 1
East Midlands +34 13 £40,000 +25.98%
Bedford +15 13 £37,500 +20.96%
Leicestershire +37 12 £40,000 +23.07%
Hertfordshire -18 9 £34,000 -15.00%
Oxfordshire - 9 £45,000 -
Surrey -18 6 - - 1
Camberley - 6 - - 1
North West -7 4 £27,000 -26.53% 1
South West -10 4 £35,625 +65.69%
West Midlands - 4 £29,875 - 1
Abingdon - 4 £47,500 -
Loughborough - 4 £40,000 -
Oxford - 4 £42,500 -
North Yorkshire +2 3 £35,000 -3.44%
Bristol +1 3 £36,250 +34.25%
Manchester -6 3 £27,000 -25.00%
Yorkshire -13 3 £35,000 -3.44% 3
Suffolk - 3 - -
Watford - 3 £23,000 -
Ipswich - 3 - -
Ealing - 3 £32,500 -
Harrogate +2 2 £35,000 -6.66%
Aldershot -7 2 £42,500 +1.19%

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 87 (29.00%) HTML
2 79 (26.33%) Adobe
3 70 (23.33%) MS Excel
4 66 (22.00%) CSS
5 64 (21.33%) FrameMaker
6 60 (20.00%) XML
6 60 (20.00%) RoboHelp
7 57 (19.00%) Acrobat
8 54 (18.00%) MS Office
9 53 (17.67%) Content Management
9 53 (17.67%) C++
10 51 (17.00%) Degree
11 50 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
12 49 (16.33%) C
12 49 (16.33%) OO
13 43 (14.33%) Python
14 42 (14.00%) PaintShop Pro
15 41 (13.67%) Publishing
15 41 (13.67%) Adobe Illustrator
16 37 (12.33%) Windows
17 35 (11.67%) Marketing
18 33 (11.00%) Java
19 32 (10.67%) Eclipse
20 31 (10.33%) Microsoft
21 30 (10.00%) .NET
22 28 (9.33%) Mentoring
23 26 (8.67%) Manufacturing
24 25 (8.33%) SaaS
24 25 (8.33%) Confluence
25 24 (8.00%) Automotive

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 25 (8.33%) Confluence
2 5 (1.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 70 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 64 (21.33%) FrameMaker
3 60 (20.00%) RoboHelp
4 57 (19.00%) Acrobat
5 54 (18.00%) MS Office
6 42 (14.00%) PaintShop Pro
7 41 (13.67%) Adobe Illustrator
8 22 (7.33%) MS Visio
9 13 (4.33%) XMetaL
10 12 (4.00%) Adobe Captivate
11 11 (3.67%) Photoshop
12 7 (2.33%) Doxygen
13 2 (0.67%) CorelDRAW
13 2 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.00%) LAN
1 21 (7.00%) WAN
2 20 (6.67%) Wireless
3 11 (3.67%) 3G
3 11 (3.67%) 2G
4 9 (3.00%) LTE
5 7 (2.33%) DWDM
5 7 (2.33%) DSL
6 2 (0.67%) IMAP
7 1 (0.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.67%) Data Warehouse
1 8 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (10.67%) Eclipse
2 23 (7.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.67%) JIRA
3 2 (0.67%) Bugzilla
3 2 (0.67%) XMLSpy
4 1 (0.33%) Ant
4 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (13.67%) Publishing
2 35 (11.67%) Marketing
3 26 (8.67%) Manufacturing
4 24 (8.00%) Automotive
4 24 (8.00%) Electronics
5 21 (7.00%) Banking
6 20 (6.67%) Telecoms
7 14 (4.67%) Retail
8 12 (4.00%) Finance
9 10 (3.33%) Legal
10 7 (2.33%) Games
11 2 (0.67%) Advertising
11 2 (0.67%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.33%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.33%) French Language
12 1 (0.33%) German Language
12 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.33%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (29.00%) HTML
2 66 (22.00%) CSS
3 60 (20.00%) XML
4 30 (10.00%) .NET
5 19 (6.33%) XSLT
6 9 (3.00%) XSL
7 6 (2.00%) jQuery
8 4 (1.33%) JSON
8 4 (1.33%) REST
8 4 (1.33%) JSP
8 4 (1.33%) SOAP
9 2 (0.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 2 (0.67%) XSD
10 1 (0.33%) Web Services
10 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.67%) User Experience
2 16 (5.33%) Computer Science
2 16 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.33%) E-Learning
4 8 (2.67%) EFT
4 8 (2.67%) 3D Graphics
5 5 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.67%) Mathematics
5 5 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.33%) Social Media
7 3 (1.00%) Wiki
8 1 (0.33%) Chemistry
8 1 (0.33%) Biology
8 1 (0.33%) Life Science
8 1 (0.33%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 37 (12.33%) Windows
2 20 (6.67%) Android
2 20 (6.67%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.00%) Linux
4 5 (1.67%) Mac OS X
4 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.00%) UNIX
6 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (17.67%) Content Management
2 50 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (16.33%) OO
4 28 (9.33%) Mentoring
5 19 (6.33%) Coaching
6 13 (4.33%) Validation
6 13 (4.33%) Performance Analysis
7 9 (3.00%) Software Engineering
8 8 (2.67%) Line Management
9 7 (2.33%) Time Management
9 7 (2.33%) 3D Programming
10 6 (2.00%) Project Management
11 5 (1.67%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (1.33%) Waterfall
12 4 (1.33%) Business Process Mapping
12 4 (1.33%) OOD
12 4 (1.33%) ERP
13 3 (1.00%) Service Delivery
13 3 (1.00%) Logistics
13 3 (1.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 53 (17.67%) C++
2 49 (16.33%) C
3 43 (14.33%) Python
4 33 (11.00%) Java
5 20 (6.67%) Perl
6 19 (6.33%) JavaScript
7 12 (4.00%) C#
8 1 (0.33%) SQL
8 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (17.00%) Degree
2 8 (2.67%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.67%) HNC
5 4 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.00%) ISO 9001
1 9 (3.00%) QA
2 7 (2.33%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 79 (26.33%) Adobe
2 31 (10.33%) Microsoft
3 23 (7.67%) Atlassian
4 11 (3.67%) VMware
5 1 (0.33%) Cisco
5 1 (0.33%) Red Gate
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