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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 706 619 694
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +75
Permanent jobs requiring an Author 186 276 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.27% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 146 222 154
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,400 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
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
106380 101290 110833
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.35% 95.22%
Number of salaries quoted 86308 84102 94334
Average salary £45,000 £43,164 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.25% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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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 -103 185 £35,000 - 26
East of England -30 79 £33,000 -8.33% 7
Cambridgeshire -3 40 £35,000 - 5
Cambridge -5 38 £35,000 - 4
Bedfordshire -28 33 £31,000 -14.48% 2
London -46 33 £33,750 -10.00% 6
South West -12 20 £37,500 +15.38% 3
South East -28 18 £35,000 - 4
East Midlands 0 14 £27,500 +48.64% 2
Berkshire +15 10 £32,750 -22.94%
Bedford -13 9 £31,500 +27.27% 1
West Midlands -20 9 £30,500 -12.85% 1
Yorkshire -32 8 £35,000 +34.61% 2
Leicestershire +13 7 - - 2
Somerset -7 7 £27,000 -16.92% 2
Gloucestershire -10 7 £37,500 +20.00%
Bath -12 7 £27,000 -16.92%
North Yorkshire -12 6 £35,000 - 1
West Sussex - 6 £35,000 -
Bristol -1 5 £37,500 - 1
Reading - 5 £35,000 -
Hertfordshire -32 4 £42,500 -2.29%
Nottinghamshire +7 3 £29,000 +56.75%
City of London +6 3 £26,250 -41.66% 2
Cheshire -9 3 £42,500 +34.92%
North West -11 3 £42,500 +37.09% 1
Derbyshire - 3 £25,000 -
Warrington - 3 £42,500 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £27,000 - 1
York - 3 £35,000 -

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 149 (38.50%) HTML
2 116 (29.97%) CSS
3 109 (28.17%) XML
4 102 (26.36%) Degree
5 85 (21.96%) FrameMaker
6 77 (19.90%) MS Excel
7 75 (19.38%) Adobe
8 61 (15.76%) Acrobat
9 60 (15.50%) RoboHelp
10 57 (14.73%) MS Office
11 54 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
11 54 (13.95%) Marketing
12 50 (12.92%) Microsoft
13 49 (12.66%) Content Management
14 45 (11.63%) XMetaL
14 45 (11.63%) C++
15 44 (11.37%) Computer Science
16 43 (11.11%) Telecoms
17 42 (10.85%) OO
18 39 (10.08%) MS Visio
18 39 (10.08%) C
19 36 (9.30%) Windows
19 36 (9.30%) 3G
19 36 (9.30%) 2G
19 36 (9.30%) Finance
20 35 (9.04%) Java
21 34 (8.79%) .NET
22 31 (8.01%) Adobe Illustrator
23 30 (7.75%) Electronics
24 28 (7.24%) User Experience

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 27 (6.98%) Confluence
2 14 (3.62%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.36%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.78%) CMS
5 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.26%) IIS
Applications
1 85 (21.96%) FrameMaker
2 77 (19.90%) MS Excel
3 61 (15.76%) Acrobat
4 60 (15.50%) RoboHelp
5 57 (14.73%) MS Office
6 45 (11.63%) XMetaL
7 39 (10.08%) MS Visio
8 31 (8.01%) Adobe Illustrator
9 22 (5.68%) PaintShop Pro
10 18 (4.65%) Photoshop
11 10 (2.58%) InDesign
11 10 (2.58%) MS PowerPoint
12 7 (1.81%) Adobe Captivate
12 7 (1.81%) CorelDRAW
13 5 (1.29%) Doxygen
14 2 (0.52%) PageMaker
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 27 (6.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (9.30%) 3G
1 36 (9.30%) 2G
2 24 (6.20%) LTE
3 22 (5.68%) Wireless
4 9 (2.33%) LAN
4 9 (2.33%) WAN
5 7 (1.81%) Internet
6 3 (0.78%) DSL
6 3 (0.78%) DWDM
7 1 (0.26%) TETRA
7 1 (0.26%) HTTP
7 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.91%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 27 (6.98%) Visual Studio
2 20 (5.17%) Eclipse
3 12 (3.10%) XMLSpy
4 2 (0.52%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.52%) Serena SBM
4 2 (0.52%) Subversion
4 2 (0.52%) JIRA
5 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
General
1 54 (13.95%) Marketing
2 43 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 36 (9.30%) Finance
4 30 (7.75%) Electronics
5 17 (4.39%) Publishing
6 15 (3.88%) Manufacturing
7 14 (3.62%) Automotive
8 9 (2.33%) Banking
9 8 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (1.29%) Games
11 4 (1.03%) Legal
12 3 (0.78%) Finnish Language
12 3 (0.78%) French Language
12 3 (0.78%) German Language
12 3 (0.78%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.78%) Swedish Language
12 3 (0.78%) Advertising
13 2 (0.52%) Retail
14 1 (0.26%) Avionics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (38.50%) HTML
2 116 (29.97%) CSS
3 109 (28.17%) XML
4 34 (8.79%) .NET
5 23 (5.94%) XSLT
6 13 (3.36%) JSP
7 6 (1.55%) XHTML
7 6 (1.55%) jQuery
8 4 (1.03%) SOAP
8 4 (1.03%) REST
8 4 (1.03%) JSON
9 2 (0.52%) Web Services
9 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.52%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (0.26%) iXBRL
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.37%) Computer Science
2 28 (7.24%) User Experience
3 23 (5.94%) E-Learning
4 14 (3.62%) Client/Server
4 14 (3.62%) Mathematics
5 12 (3.10%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.58%) Life Science
7 8 (2.07%) 3D Graphics
7 8 (2.07%) Chemistry
7 8 (2.07%) Biology
8 5 (1.29%) Wiki
9 4 (1.03%) Blog
9 4 (1.03%) Podcast
10 3 (0.78%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.78%) Social Media
11 2 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.26%) Economics
12 1 (0.26%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.26%) EFT
12 1 (0.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.30%) Windows
2 14 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
2 14 (3.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (3.10%) Android
3 12 (3.10%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.07%) Linux
5 5 (1.29%) UNIX
5 5 (1.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (12.66%) Content Management
3 42 (10.85%) OO
4 16 (4.13%) Project Management
5 14 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (3.36%) Workflow
7 12 (3.10%) Mentoring
8 11 (2.84%) Coaching
9 10 (2.58%) Scrum
9 10 (2.58%) Performance Analysis
10 9 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (2.07%) Line Management
12 7 (1.81%) Time Management
13 6 (1.55%) UML
13 6 (1.55%) Validation
13 6 (1.55%) Software Engineering
14 5 (1.29%) 3D Programming
15 4 (1.03%) OOD
15 4 (1.03%) ITIL
15 4 (1.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 45 (11.63%) C++
2 39 (10.08%) C
3 35 (9.04%) Java
4 22 (5.68%) Python
5 15 (3.88%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.84%) C#
7 10 (2.58%) Perl
8 2 (0.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (26.36%) Degree
2 22 (5.68%) HNC
3 15 (3.88%) Security Cleared
4 14 (3.62%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.81%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.55%) HND
7 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.26%) APMP
7 1 (0.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.13%) QA
2 7 (1.81%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.52%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.26%) GAMP
System Software
1 20 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 75 (19.38%) Adobe
2 50 (12.92%) Microsoft
3 27 (6.98%) Atlassian
4 22 (5.68%) VMware
5 3 (0.78%) Oracle
6 2 (0.52%) Perforce
6 2 (0.52%) Serena
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco
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Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Harrogate, Yorkshire
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Salary: good benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £28000 to £42000 per annum - Excellent Benefits and Culture
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Salary: to £38,000 + Bonus up to £5K
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + excellent bonus and benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Sussex
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + good benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Winchester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17,000 - £23,000
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group
Salary: £25000 - £36000 per annum, Benefits: Exceptional Benefits and Environment
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Wolverhampton
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Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 26 days ago