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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 761 672 725
Rank change year-on-year
-89 +53
Permanent jobs requiring an Author 119 209 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 79 175 143
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 £27,200 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%

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
104608 102056 108531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.68% 94.69% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 87149 82785 93534
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 £26,750 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -85 119 £35,000 -6.66% 18
East of England -49 58 £35,000 - 4
Bedfordshire +7 27 £34,250 +14.16%
Cambridge -33 22 £35,000 -6.66% 3
Cambridgeshire -39 22 £35,000 -6.66% 3
South East -15 19 £42,500 -15.00% 3
London -55 15 £45,000 +25.00% 6
Bedford +2 14 £35,000 +22.80%
East Midlands +28 11 £40,000 - 2
Leicestershire - 11 £40,000 - 2
North West -15 8 £27,000 -28.00%
Surrey +1 7 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Manchester -13 6 £27,000 -25.00%
Camberley - 6 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 6 £42,500 - 1
North Yorkshire +7 5 £35,000 -6.66%
Harrogate -3 5 £35,000 -6.66%
Yorkshire -18 5 £35,000 -6.66%
Suffolk - 5 - -
Ipswich - 5 - -
Hertfordshire -23 4 £23,000 -42.50% 1
Oxford - 4 £42,500 -
Berkshire -2 2 £42,750 -18.57% 1
Cheshire -3 2 £36,000 -4.00%
Aldershot -8 2 £42,500 +1.19%
West Midlands -16 2 £26,875 -30.64% 2
Hampshire -26 2 £42,500 +6.91%
Abingdon - 2 £47,500 - 1
Watford - 2 £23,000 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £26,875 -

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 95 (30.65%) HTML
2 82 (26.45%) Adobe
3 73 (23.55%) CSS
4 70 (22.58%) FrameMaker
5 68 (21.94%) MS Excel
6 60 (19.35%) XML
6 60 (19.35%) Acrobat
6 60 (19.35%) Degree
7 58 (18.71%) RoboHelp
8 51 (16.45%) Content Management
9 47 (15.16%) C++
10 44 (14.19%) OO
10 44 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (13.87%) C
12 42 (13.55%) PaintShop Pro
12 42 (13.55%) Marketing
13 41 (13.23%) MS Office
14 38 (12.26%) Windows
14 38 (12.26%) Python
15 35 (11.29%) Microsoft
15 35 (11.29%) Adobe Illustrator
16 32 (10.32%) Java
17 31 (10.00%) .NET
17 31 (10.00%) Publishing
18 30 (9.68%) Telecoms
19 28 (9.03%) MS Visio
19 28 (9.03%) Eclipse
20 25 (8.06%) SaaS
20 25 (8.06%) Confluence
21 24 (7.74%) Manufacturing

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (8.06%) Confluence
2 8 (2.58%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 70 (22.58%) FrameMaker
2 68 (21.94%) MS Excel
3 60 (19.35%) Acrobat
4 58 (18.71%) RoboHelp
5 42 (13.55%) PaintShop Pro
6 41 (13.23%) MS Office
7 35 (11.29%) Adobe Illustrator
8 28 (9.03%) MS Visio
9 21 (6.77%) XMetaL
10 12 (3.87%) Adobe Captivate
11 7 (2.26%) Doxygen
11 7 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
11 7 (2.26%) Photoshop
12 2 (0.65%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.32%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.77%) LAN
1 21 (6.77%) WAN
2 20 (6.45%) Wireless
3 18 (5.81%) 2G
3 18 (5.81%) 3G
4 14 (4.52%) LTE
5 7 (2.26%) DWDM
5 7 (2.26%) DSL
6 1 (0.32%) Internet
6 1 (0.32%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (9.03%) Eclipse
2 23 (7.42%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.29%) XMLSpy
4 2 (0.65%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.65%) JIRA
5 1 (0.32%) Ant
General
1 42 (13.55%) Marketing
2 31 (10.00%) Publishing
3 30 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 24 (7.74%) Manufacturing
5 22 (7.10%) Automotive
6 18 (5.81%) Banking
7 17 (5.48%) Finance
8 15 (4.84%) Electronics
9 9 (2.90%) Retail
10 8 (2.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (2.26%) Games
12 5 (1.61%) Legal
13 3 (0.97%) Advertising
14 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.32%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (30.65%) HTML
2 73 (23.55%) CSS
3 60 (19.35%) XML
4 31 (10.00%) .NET
5 15 (4.84%) XSLT
6 6 (1.94%) jQuery
6 6 (1.94%) XSL
6 6 (1.94%) JSP
7 4 (1.29%) SOAP
7 4 (1.29%) REST
7 4 (1.29%) JSON
8 2 (0.65%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.32%) XSD
9 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.74%) User Experience
2 23 (7.42%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.19%) E-Learning
5 10 (3.23%) 3D Graphics
6 9 (2.90%) Life Science
7 8 (2.58%) Mathematics
7 8 (2.58%) Chemistry
7 8 (2.58%) Biology
7 8 (2.58%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.94%) EFT
9 4 (1.29%) Social Media
10 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.97%) Wiki
11 1 (0.32%) Blog
11 1 (0.32%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 38 (12.26%) Windows
2 20 (6.45%) Android
2 20 (6.45%) Apple iOS
3 8 (2.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (1.94%) Linux
5 5 (1.61%) Mac OS X
6 3 (0.97%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (16.45%) Content Management
2 44 (14.19%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (14.19%) OO
3 20 (6.45%) Mentoring
4 15 (4.84%) Coaching
5 14 (4.52%) Performance Analysis
6 13 (4.19%) Validation
7 9 (2.90%) Software Engineering
8 8 (2.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (2.26%) Time Management
9 7 (2.26%) 3D Programming
10 6 (1.94%) Line Management
10 6 (1.94%) Project Management
11 5 (1.61%) Workflow
12 4 (1.29%) Information Security
12 4 (1.29%) OOD
13 3 (0.97%) Service Delivery
13 3 (0.97%) Logistics
13 3 (0.97%) Scrum
14 2 (0.65%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 47 (15.16%) C++
2 43 (13.87%) C
3 38 (12.26%) Python
4 32 (10.32%) Java
5 17 (5.48%) JavaScript
6 15 (4.84%) Perl
7 13 (4.19%) C#
8 2 (0.65%) SQL
9 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 60 (19.35%) Degree
2 12 (3.87%) Security Cleared
3 11 (3.55%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.26%) HNC
5 6 (1.94%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) ISEB
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.23%) ISO 9001
2 9 (2.90%) QA
3 7 (2.26%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.65%) SLA
5 1 (0.32%) GAMP
System Software
1 14 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 82 (26.45%) Adobe
2 35 (11.29%) Microsoft
3 23 (7.42%) Atlassian
4 14 (4.52%) VMware
5 1 (0.32%) Cisco
5 1 (0.32%) Red Gate
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