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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Author
Rank 803 785 805
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +20
Permanent jobs requiring an Author 153 195 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 133 127 139
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £24,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
99472 107123 115267
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.25% 96.48% 96.40%
Number of salaries quoted 83547 87392 93423
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 29 April 2016 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 29 April 2016. 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 -35 147 £38,500 +10.00% 15
South East +3 44 £37,500 -6.25% 6
East of England -2 39 £50,000 +47.05% 3
London +8 37 £40,000 -23.80% 2
Cambridgeshire +7 36 £50,000 - 2
Cambridge +31 34 £50,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire +9 18 £38,500 +2.66% 4
Yorkshire +8 15 £29,000 -17.14% 2
Berkshire +4 15 £37,500 -6.25%
Aylesbury -4 11 £45,000 - 3
South Yorkshire +16 9 £23,000 -1.07%
Sheffield +11 9 £23,000 -1.07%
Hampshire +20 7 £36,000 -2.70% 2
North West +19 6 £35,000 - 1
Manchester +11 5 £35,000 - 1
South West -1 5 £41,500 +3.75% 1
Gloucestershire +11 4 £38,750 +55.00% 1
Scotland -5 4 £25,000 -23.07% 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £36,250 - 1
Leeds - 4 £36,250 - 1
Farnborough - 4 £36,000 - 1
Surrey -21 3 £47,500 -5.00%
Ealing - 3 £40,000 -
Bracknell - 3 £33,250 -
Reading +23 2 £41,500 +66.00%
Edinburgh +10 2 £29,500 -9.23%
Hertfordshire +7 2 £36,000 +10.76%
Cheltenham -2 2 £37,500 +50.00%
Glasgow -9 2 £25,000 -23.07% 1
North Yorkshire -10 2 £31,500 -10.00% 1

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 100 (29.33%) HTML
2 99 (29.03%) MS Office
3 89 (26.10%) Microsoft
4 73 (21.41%) XML
5 70 (20.53%) MS Excel
6 69 (20.23%) Degree
7 57 (16.72%) CSS
8 56 (16.42%) Adobe
9 54 (15.84%) Finance
10 53 (15.54%) Content Management
11 51 (14.96%) CMS
12 50 (14.66%) RoboHelp
13 48 (14.08%) C++
14 45 (13.20%) Computer Science
15 43 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
15 43 (12.61%) Electronics
15 43 (12.61%) Telecoms
16 38 (11.14%) Photoshop
17 34 (9.97%) Software Engineering
18 33 (9.68%) Project Management
19 30 (8.80%) Publishing
20 29 (8.50%) C
21 28 (8.21%) Coaching
22 27 (7.92%) Mentoring
22 27 (7.92%) Python
23 26 (7.62%) FrameMaker
23 26 (7.62%) Confluence
24 25 (7.33%) e-Learning
24 25 (7.33%) SharePoint
25 24 (7.04%) JavaScript

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 51 (14.96%) CMS
2 26 (7.62%) Confluence
3 25 (7.33%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.47%) MediaWiki
4 5 (1.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 99 (29.03%) MS Office
2 70 (20.53%) MS Excel
3 50 (14.66%) RoboHelp
4 38 (11.14%) Photoshop
5 26 (7.62%) FrameMaker
6 24 (7.04%) MS Visio
6 24 (7.04%) XMetaL
7 23 (6.74%) Acrobat
7 23 (6.74%) Adobe Captivate
8 21 (6.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 19 (5.57%) MS PowerPoint
10 14 (4.11%) Adobe Premiere
11 10 (2.93%) PaintShop Pro
12 2 (0.59%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.29%) GIMP
13 1 (0.29%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.17%) SaaS
3 1 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.99%) VoIP
2 15 (4.40%) Intranet
3 6 (1.76%) Internet
4 3 (0.88%) WebEx
5 1 (0.29%) HTTP
5 1 (0.29%) Skype
5 1 (0.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.35%) RDBMS
1 8 (2.35%) Relational Database
2 3 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.59%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (4.11%) Subversion
2 3 (0.88%) Rational Rose
3 2 (0.59%) Selenium
4 1 (0.29%) JIRA
General
1 54 (15.84%) Finance
2 43 (12.61%) Electronics
2 43 (12.61%) Telecoms
3 30 (8.80%) Publishing
4 17 (4.99%) Banking
4 17 (4.99%) Legal
5 13 (3.81%) Multimedia
6 7 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.05%) Marketing
7 5 (1.47%) Local Government
8 3 (0.88%) Back Office
8 3 (0.88%) Japanese Language
9 2 (0.59%) Law
10 1 (0.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (29.33%) HTML
2 73 (21.41%) XML
3 57 (16.72%) CSS
4 14 (4.11%) Flash
5 9 (2.64%) .NET
6 6 (1.76%) XHTML
7 4 (1.17%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.17%) Web Services
8 3 (0.88%) WSDL
8 3 (0.88%) XML Schema
8 3 (0.88%) XSD
9 2 (0.59%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.59%) XSLT
10 1 (0.29%) HTML5
10 1 (0.29%) Middleware
10 1 (0.29%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.20%) Computer Science
2 25 (7.33%) e-Learning
3 17 (4.99%) Learning Management System
4 16 (4.69%) Management Information System
5 14 (4.11%) Video Editing
6 10 (2.93%) Blog
7 9 (2.64%) Social Network
8 7 (2.05%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.17%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.17%) Streaming Video
9 4 (1.17%) User Experience
9 4 (1.17%) Wiki
10 2 (0.59%) Copywriting
10 2 (0.59%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.59%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.29%) Biology
11 1 (0.29%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.29%) iPad
11 1 (0.29%) Life Science
11 1 (0.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.69%) Windows
2 1 (0.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (15.54%) Content Management
2 43 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (9.97%) Software Engineering
4 33 (9.68%) Project Management
5 28 (8.21%) Coaching
6 27 (7.92%) Mentoring
7 16 (4.69%) Analytics
8 12 (3.52%) Scrum
8 12 (3.52%) Web Design
9 11 (3.23%) CRM
9 11 (3.23%) Document Management
10 9 (2.64%) Responsive Web Design
10 9 (2.64%) Software Testing
11 8 (2.35%) E-Commerce
11 8 (2.35%) Information Architecture
12 7 (2.05%) Business Development
12 7 (2.05%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (2.05%) Test Scripting
13 6 (1.76%) Multithreading
13 6 (1.76%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.08%) C++
2 29 (8.50%) C
3 27 (7.92%) Python
4 24 (7.04%) JavaScript
5 23 (6.74%) Java
6 15 (4.40%) VBScript
7 12 (3.52%) SQL
8 10 (2.93%) C#
9 5 (1.47%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.59%) PHP
11 1 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 69 (20.23%) Degree
2 7 (2.05%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.52%) QA
System Software
1 10 (2.93%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 89 (26.10%) Microsoft
2 56 (16.42%) Adobe
3 20 (5.87%) Atlassian
4 11 (3.23%) Perforce
5 6 (1.76%) Oracle
6 5 (1.47%) Northgate
7 4 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.29%) Quark
8 1 (0.29%) SAP
8 1 (0.29%) Toshiba
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