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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 682 730 587
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -143
Permanent jobs requiring an Author 211 178 299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.16% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 189 145 248
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £39,000 £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
103166 108467 100157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.53% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 85861 87695 83035
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 August 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 August 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 +41 206 £35,000 - 17
South East +75 79 £40,000 +14.28% 7
East of England -10 57 £31,000 -11.42% 4
London +29 39 £52,500 +90.90% 3
Cambridgeshire +8 29 £31,000 -11.42% 4
Surrey - 27 £50,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire +12 24 £40,000 - 2
Yorkshire +9 19 £35,000 -
Bedfordshire +4 18 £31,500 +1.61%
Berkshire +13 12 £30,000 -1.63% 1
Leeds +23 11 £30,000 -30.49%
West Yorkshire +14 11 £30,000 -30.49%
Cambridge -8 9 £37,500 +7.14% 3
North West - 9 £37,500 -
Oxfordshire +11 8 £40,000 +6.66% 1
York +6 8 £35,000 -
North Yorkshire -4 8 £35,000 -
Woking - 8 £34,500 - 1
Oxford +1 7 £40,000 +6.66%
Aylesbury - 7 £45,000 - 1
Guildford - 7 £50,000 -
Cheshire - 7 £37,500 -
Newbury +11 6 £30,000 -1.63%
Reading +1 6 £45,000 +28.57%
Hampshire - 6 £35,000 - 1
Hertfordshire -11 5 £57,500 +27.77%
Wales - 5 £37,500 - 1
South Wales - 5 £37,500 - 1
South West -43 4 £32,500 - 1
Cardiff - 4 £37,500 - 1

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 123 (28.81%) HTML
2 110 (25.76%) Degree
3 99 (23.19%) Microsoft
4 94 (22.01%) Telecoms
5 86 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (20.14%) FrameMaker
6 82 (19.20%) MS Excel
7 81 (18.97%) XML
8 78 (18.27%) MS Office
9 73 (17.10%) Adobe
10 62 (14.52%) RoboHelp
11 53 (12.41%) Marketing
12 52 (12.18%) Content Management
13 44 (10.30%) Computer Science
14 43 (10.07%) Acrobat
15 41 (9.60%) Electronics
16 40 (9.37%) Finance
17 39 (9.13%) MS Visio
18 35 (8.20%) VoIP
19 34 (7.96%) Scrum
20 33 (7.73%) Publishing
21 32 (7.49%) Java
22 31 (7.26%) Photoshop
22 31 (7.26%) Automotive
23 28 (6.56%) 2G
23 28 (6.56%) 3G
23 28 (6.56%) CSS
23 28 (6.56%) Time Management
23 28 (6.56%) LTE
23 28 (6.56%) Product Management

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (2.58%) CMS
2 6 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.94%) Documentum
4 3 (0.70%) Alfresco
4 3 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.47%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.23%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 86 (20.14%) FrameMaker
2 82 (19.20%) MS Excel
3 78 (18.27%) MS Office
4 62 (14.52%) RoboHelp
5 43 (10.07%) Acrobat
6 39 (9.13%) MS Visio
7 31 (7.26%) Photoshop
8 26 (6.09%) Adobe Illustrator
9 19 (4.45%) MS PowerPoint
10 16 (3.75%) Adobe Captivate
10 16 (3.75%) XMetaL
11 15 (3.51%) PaintShop Pro
12 5 (1.17%) InDesign
13 4 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
14 3 (0.70%) QuarkXPress
14 3 (0.70%) PageMaker
15 1 (0.23%) ZBrush
15 1 (0.23%) Mudbox
15 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.23%) MODO
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.81%) SaaS
2 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.20%) VoIP
2 28 (6.56%) 3G
2 28 (6.56%) 2G
2 28 (6.56%) LTE
3 10 (2.34%) Internet
4 6 (1.41%) DNS
4 6 (1.41%) LDAP
4 6 (1.41%) GSM
4 6 (1.41%) UMTS
5 5 (1.17%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (0.70%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.47%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.47%) HTTP
8 1 (0.23%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.87%) Cognos Report Studio
2 8 (1.87%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 8 (1.87%) Cognos Transformer
3 7 (1.64%) MySQL
4 1 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.23%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 10 (2.34%) JIRA
2 9 (2.11%) TeamCity
2 9 (2.11%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.64%) Eclipse
4 6 (1.41%) XMLSpy
5 5 (1.17%) Subversion
6 3 (0.70%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.70%) Ant
7 1 (0.23%) Rational Rose
7 1 (0.23%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.23%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.23%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.23%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 94 (22.01%) Telecoms
2 53 (12.41%) Marketing
3 41 (9.60%) Electronics
4 40 (9.37%) Finance
5 33 (7.73%) Publishing
6 31 (7.26%) Automotive
7 12 (2.81%) French Language
8 7 (1.64%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 6 (1.41%) Banking
9 6 (1.41%) Multimedia
10 5 (1.17%) Legal
11 4 (0.94%) German Language
12 2 (0.47%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.47%) Games
12 2 (0.47%) Front Office
13 1 (0.23%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (28.81%) HTML
2 81 (18.97%) XML
3 28 (6.56%) CSS
4 22 (5.15%) JMS
5 11 (2.58%) XSLT
6 9 (2.11%) .NET
7 7 (1.64%) Application Packaging
7 7 (1.64%) HTML5
8 6 (1.41%) Web Services
9 5 (1.17%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.17%) RESTful
10 3 (0.70%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.23%) WSDL
11 1 (0.23%) XML Schema
11 1 (0.23%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 44 (10.30%) Computer Science
2 26 (6.09%) User Experience
3 20 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.68%) Physics
4 17 (3.98%) Wiki
5 16 (3.75%) E-Learning
6 9 (2.11%) Internet of Things
7 7 (1.64%) Copywriting
7 7 (1.64%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.64%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.41%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.17%) Data Centre
9 5 (1.17%) Derivative
10 4 (0.94%) Streaming Video
11 3 (0.70%) Photography
11 3 (0.70%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.47%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.47%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.47%) PMI
13 1 (0.23%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.32%) Windows
2 5 (1.17%) Linux
3 4 (0.94%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.23%) UNIX
4 1 (0.23%) FreeBSD
4 1 (0.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (20.14%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (12.18%) Content Management
3 34 (7.96%) Scrum
4 28 (6.56%) Time Management
4 28 (6.56%) Product Management
5 27 (6.32%) Workflow
6 20 (4.68%) Line Management
7 16 (3.75%) Migration
8 13 (3.04%) Coaching
8 13 (3.04%) SDLC
9 12 (2.81%) Information Architecture
9 12 (2.81%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (2.58%) Project Management
10 11 (2.58%) Software Engineering
11 10 (2.34%) Mentoring
12 9 (2.11%) Change Management
13 8 (1.87%) ITSM
13 8 (1.87%) ITIL
13 8 (1.87%) Technical Architecture
14 7 (1.64%) OO
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.49%) Java
2 12 (2.81%) C++
3 11 (2.58%) C
4 9 (2.11%) C#
4 9 (2.11%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.87%) Python
6 7 (1.64%) Perl
6 7 (1.64%) SQL
7 3 (0.70%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 110 (25.76%) Degree
2 22 (5.15%) HNC
3 10 (2.34%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.94%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.47%) APMP
5 2 (0.47%) ISACA
5 2 (0.47%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.23%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.23%) HND
6 1 (0.23%) MCSE
6 1 (0.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.39%) QA
2 3 (0.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (0.70%) GCP
3 2 (0.47%) COBIT
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 99 (23.19%) Microsoft
2 73 (17.10%) Adobe
3 13 (3.04%) SAP
4 10 (2.34%) Perforce
5 9 (2.11%) Atlassian
6 8 (1.87%) Cognos
7 5 (1.17%) Cisco
8 4 (0.94%) Casewise
9 3 (0.70%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.23%) Avaya
10 1 (0.23%) IBM
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