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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 716 585 694
Rank change year-on-year
-131 +109
Permanent jobs requiring an Author 179 305 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.28% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.30% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 146 254 166
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £27,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £47,500 £47,500
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
108241 101899 112522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.25% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 87515 84514 96083
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £70,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 August 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 27 August 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 -166 170 £35,000 - 28
East of England -54 66 £35,000 -10.25% 9
Cambridgeshire -27 34 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Cambridge -17 32 £35,000 -12.50% 4
South West 0 25 £32,500 - 2
Bedfordshire -23 25 £31,000 -17.33% 4
London -63 22 £27,500 -21.42% 10
Yorkshire -15 21 £35,000 - 1
South East -63 20 £32,750 -19.63% 1
South Yorkshire - 12 £35,000 -
Sheffield - 12 £35,000 -
Gloucestershire +2 11 £37,500 +20.00%
Berkshire +8 10 £30,500 -35.78%
West Midlands -14 8 £30,500 -12.85%
North Yorkshire - 8 £35,000 - 1
Bristol +4 7 £35,000 -6.66% 2
East Midlands -6 7 £27,500 +48.64% 3
Bath -11 7 £27,000 -16.92%
Somerset -19 7 £27,000 -16.92%
Hertfordshire -23 7 £45,000 +12.50%
Scotland -3 5 - - 1
Edinburgh -6 5 - -
East Sussex -23 5 - -
Brighton -25 5 - -
Reading - 5 £35,000 -
Newbury - 4 £30,500 -
City of London +12 3 £43,750 +12.90% 3
Nottinghamshire -3 3 £29,000 +56.75%
Gloucester -7 3 £32,000 +12.28%
Bedford - 3 £31,500 - 2

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 145 (37.56%) HTML
2 123 (31.87%) CSS
3 107 (27.72%) XML
4 97 (25.13%) Degree
5 89 (23.06%) FrameMaker
6 78 (20.21%) Adobe
7 71 (18.39%) MS Excel
8 60 (15.54%) Marketing
9 59 (15.28%) MS Office
10 58 (15.03%) Microsoft
10 58 (15.03%) Acrobat
10 58 (15.03%) RoboHelp
11 46 (11.92%) Telecoms
12 43 (11.14%) Finance
12 43 (11.14%) XMetaL
13 41 (10.62%) Computer Science
14 40 (10.36%) Electronics
15 38 (9.84%) Content Management
15 38 (9.84%) MS Visio
16 35 (9.07%) 3G
16 35 (9.07%) 2G
17 32 (8.29%) OO
18 31 (8.03%) C++
19 28 (7.25%) HNC
20 25 (6.48%) Windows
20 25 (6.48%) C
21 24 (6.22%) .NET
21 24 (6.22%) Java
21 24 (6.22%) Agile Software Development
21 24 (6.22%) E-Learning

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 22 (5.70%) Confluence
2 15 (3.89%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.85%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.04%) CMS
5 1 (0.26%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.26%) IIS
Applications
1 89 (23.06%) FrameMaker
2 71 (18.39%) MS Excel
3 59 (15.28%) MS Office
4 58 (15.03%) Acrobat
4 58 (15.03%) RoboHelp
5 43 (11.14%) XMetaL
6 38 (9.84%) MS Visio
7 22 (5.70%) InDesign
8 20 (5.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 17 (4.40%) Photoshop
10 12 (3.11%) MS PowerPoint
10 12 (3.11%) CorelDRAW
11 11 (2.85%) PaintShop Pro
12 7 (1.81%) PageMaker
13 4 (1.04%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.26%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (9.07%) 3G
1 35 (9.07%) 2G
2 22 (5.70%) LTE
3 19 (4.92%) Wireless
4 10 (2.59%) Internet
5 4 (1.04%) LAN
5 4 (1.04%) WAN
6 1 (0.26%) HTTP
6 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.26%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (5.70%) Visual Studio
2 13 (3.37%) XMLSpy
3 11 (2.85%) Eclipse
4 3 (0.78%) JIRA
5 2 (0.52%) Bugzilla
5 2 (0.52%) Serena SBM
5 2 (0.52%) Subversion
6 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
General
1 60 (15.54%) Marketing
2 46 (11.92%) Telecoms
3 43 (11.14%) Finance
4 40 (10.36%) Electronics
5 22 (5.70%) Manufacturing
6 19 (4.92%) Publishing
7 13 (3.37%) Finnish Language
7 13 (3.37%) French Language
7 13 (3.37%) German Language
7 13 (3.37%) Italian Language
7 13 (3.37%) Swedish Language
8 9 (2.33%) Banking
8 9 (2.33%) Automotive
9 8 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.04%) Legal
11 3 (0.78%) Advertising
12 1 (0.26%) Retail
12 1 (0.26%) Games
12 1 (0.26%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (37.56%) HTML
2 123 (31.87%) CSS
3 107 (27.72%) XML
4 24 (6.22%) .NET
5 23 (5.96%) XSLT
6 16 (4.15%) JSP
7 9 (2.33%) XHTML
8 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.52%) jQuery
8 2 (0.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (0.52%) Web Services
9 1 (0.26%) HTML5
9 1 (0.26%) iXBRL
9 1 (0.26%) REST
9 1 (0.26%) CSS3
9 1 (0.26%) SOAP
9 1 (0.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 41 (10.62%) Computer Science
2 24 (6.22%) E-Learning
3 13 (3.37%) Graphic Design
4 11 (2.85%) Client/Server
4 11 (2.85%) Mathematics
5 10 (2.59%) Life Science
6 8 (2.07%) Chemistry
6 8 (2.07%) Biology
7 5 (1.30%) Wiki
8 4 (1.04%) Blog
8 4 (1.04%) Podcast
8 4 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.04%) 3D Graphics
8 4 (1.04%) Animation
9 3 (0.78%) Economics
10 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.26%) RIA
11 1 (0.26%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.26%) SCADA
11 1 (0.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.48%) Windows
2 11 (2.85%) Linux
2 11 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (1.81%) Apple iOS
3 7 (1.81%) Android
4 6 (1.55%) UNIX
5 4 (1.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (9.84%) Content Management
2 32 (8.29%) OO
3 24 (6.22%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (4.92%) Project Management
5 14 (3.63%) Workflow
6 11 (2.85%) Scrum
6 11 (2.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (2.59%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (2.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (1.81%) Product Management
10 6 (1.55%) Performance Analysis
10 6 (1.55%) Time Management
10 6 (1.55%) UML
11 4 (1.04%) Information Security
11 4 (1.04%) Software Testing
11 4 (1.04%) Service Delivery
11 4 (1.04%) ITIL
11 4 (1.04%) Business Development
12 3 (0.78%) Software Architecture
13 2 (0.52%) Image Processing
Programming Languages
1 31 (8.03%) C++
2 25 (6.48%) C
3 24 (6.22%) Java
4 12 (3.11%) Python
5 11 (2.85%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.30%) Perl
7 4 (1.04%) C#
8 2 (0.52%) SQL
9 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 97 (25.13%) Degree
2 28 (7.25%) HNC
3 16 (4.15%) Security Cleared
4 15 (3.89%) SC Cleared
5 9 (2.33%) HND
6 7 (1.81%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.78%) APMP
8 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.26%) ISEB
8 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.22%) QA
2 6 (1.55%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) GAMP
System Software
1 12 (3.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 78 (20.21%) Adobe
2 58 (15.03%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.70%) Atlassian
4 14 (3.63%) VMware
5 3 (0.78%) Oracle
6 2 (0.52%) Serena
6 2 (0.52%) Perforce
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco
7 1 (0.26%) Siemens
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