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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 691 718 603
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -115
Permanent jobs requiring an Author 209 187 300
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.17% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 181 164 247
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,750 £39,250 £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
102980 110053 102274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.32%
Number of salaries quoted 85256 89729 84642
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 £67,500 £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 4 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 4 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
(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 +46 206 £35,000 - 38
South East +75 91 £40,000 +23.07% 9
East of England +3 57 £31,500 -10.00% 10
London +46 35 £40,000 +39.13% 6
Buckinghamshire +34 33 £40,000 - 3
Cambridgeshire +8 30 £30,000 -14.28% 6
Surrey +24 24 £50,000 +56.25% 3
Bedfordshire -1 21 £31,500 +1.61% 2
Yorkshire -19 21 £35,000 - 5
Berkshire +8 16 £32,500 +6.55% 1
North Yorkshire +9 12 £35,000 - 1
Cambridge -1 12 £36,250 +3.57% 4
Aylesbury - 12 £45,000 - 2
Leeds +16 9 £30,000 -30.49% 3
West Yorkshire +9 9 £30,000 -30.49% 3
Reading +4 9 £45,000 +28.57% 1
York - 9 £35,000 -
Woking +21 8 £34,500 -1.42%
Hampshire +15 8 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Oxfordshire +15 8 £40,000 +6.66%
Oxford +4 7 £40,000 +6.66%
Newbury +13 6 £30,000 -1.63%
North West +1 6 £37,000 -7.50% 3
Hertfordshire -5 5 £57,500 +27.77%
Basingstoke - 5 £35,000 -
Guildford - 4 £50,000 - 1
Manchester +8 3 £37,000 -7.50%
East Midlands +4 3 £27,500 -5.17%
Cheshire -2 3 £37,500 - 3
Milton Keynes -6 3 £37,500 -

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 129 (31.23%) HTML
2 99 (23.97%) Degree
3 88 (21.31%) Microsoft
3 88 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
4 87 (21.07%) Telecoms
5 85 (20.58%) FrameMaker
6 82 (19.85%) XML
7 81 (19.61%) MS Excel
8 77 (18.64%) MS Office
9 75 (18.16%) Adobe
10 56 (13.56%) RoboHelp
11 53 (12.83%) Content Management
12 47 (11.38%) Marketing
13 46 (11.14%) Electronics
14 42 (10.17%) Acrobat
15 40 (9.69%) Publishing
15 40 (9.69%) MS Visio
16 37 (8.96%) CSS
16 37 (8.96%) Computer Science
17 35 (8.47%) Finance
18 32 (7.75%) Scrum
18 32 (7.75%) VoIP
19 31 (7.51%) Photoshop
20 29 (7.02%) Java
20 29 (7.02%) Product Management
20 29 (7.02%) Line Management
21 27 (6.54%) Automotive
22 26 (6.30%) Time Management
23 24 (5.81%) LTE
23 24 (5.81%) QA

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (2.66%) CMS
2 9 (2.18%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.97%) Documentum
4 3 (0.73%) Alfresco
4 3 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.48%) Confluence
5 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.24%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 85 (20.58%) FrameMaker
2 81 (19.61%) MS Excel
3 77 (18.64%) MS Office
4 56 (13.56%) RoboHelp
5 42 (10.17%) Acrobat
6 40 (9.69%) MS Visio
7 31 (7.51%) Photoshop
8 24 (5.81%) Adobe Illustrator
9 16 (3.87%) PaintShop Pro
10 15 (3.63%) Adobe Captivate
11 14 (3.39%) XMetaL
11 14 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
12 5 (1.21%) InDesign
13 4 (0.97%) Spreadsheet
14 3 (0.73%) QuarkXPress
14 3 (0.73%) PageMaker
15 2 (0.48%) ZBrush
15 2 (0.48%) Mudbox
15 2 (0.48%) Maya
15 2 (0.48%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.15%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.75%) VoIP
2 24 (5.81%) 3G
2 24 (5.81%) 2G
2 24 (5.81%) LTE
3 9 (2.18%) Internet
4 6 (1.45%) DNS
4 6 (1.45%) LDAP
4 6 (1.45%) GSM
4 6 (1.45%) UMTS
5 5 (1.21%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.48%) HTTP
6 2 (0.48%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.48%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.24%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.94%) Cognos Report Studio
1 8 (1.94%) Cognos Framework Manager
1 8 (1.94%) Cognos Transformer
2 6 (1.45%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.97%) MySQL
4 2 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.24%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (2.66%) Eclipse
1 11 (2.66%) JIRA
2 9 (2.18%) TeamCity
2 9 (2.18%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.45%) XMLSpy
4 3 (0.73%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (0.73%) Subversion
5 2 (0.48%) Ant
5 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.48%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.24%) Rational Rose
General
1 87 (21.07%) Telecoms
2 47 (11.38%) Marketing
3 46 (11.14%) Electronics
4 40 (9.69%) Publishing
5 35 (8.47%) Finance
6 27 (6.54%) Automotive
7 11 (2.66%) French Language
8 10 (2.42%) Banking
8 10 (2.42%) Manufacturing
9 9 (2.18%) Legal
10 5 (1.21%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.73%) Games
11 3 (0.73%) German Language
12 2 (0.48%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.48%) Retail
13 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.24%) Back Office
13 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (31.23%) HTML
2 82 (19.85%) XML
3 37 (8.96%) CSS
4 19 (4.60%) JMS
5 14 (3.39%) XSLT
6 8 (1.94%) .NET
7 7 (1.69%) HTML5
8 6 (1.45%) Web Services
9 5 (1.21%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.97%) Application Packaging
11 2 (0.48%) RESTful
11 2 (0.48%) Middleware
12 1 (0.24%) WSDL
12 1 (0.24%) XML Schema
12 1 (0.24%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.96%) Computer Science
2 24 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.57%) User Experience
4 18 (4.36%) Wiki
5 17 (4.12%) E-Learning
6 14 (3.39%) Physics
7 8 (1.94%) Internet of Things
8 7 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.69%) Copywriting
9 6 (1.45%) Streaming Video
9 6 (1.45%) Digital Media
10 5 (1.21%) Derivative
11 4 (0.97%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.73%) Photography
13 2 (0.48%) GIS
13 2 (0.48%) Graphic Design
13 2 (0.48%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.48%) 3D Graphics
13 2 (0.48%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.48%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.60%) Windows
2 8 (1.94%) Linux
2 8 (1.94%) Mac OS X
3 3 (0.73%) UNIX
4 2 (0.48%) CentOS
5 1 (0.24%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (12.83%) Content Management
3 32 (7.75%) Scrum
4 29 (7.02%) Product Management
4 29 (7.02%) Line Management
5 26 (6.30%) Time Management
6 20 (4.84%) Workflow
7 17 (4.12%) Coaching
8 15 (3.63%) Migration
9 14 (3.39%) Mentoring
10 13 (3.15%) OO
10 13 (3.15%) Change Management
11 12 (2.91%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (2.91%) Information Architecture
12 11 (2.66%) Software Engineering
13 10 (2.42%) Project Management
13 10 (2.42%) SDLC
14 9 (2.18%) Configuration Management
15 8 (1.94%) ITSM
15 8 (1.94%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 29 (7.02%) Java
2 18 (4.36%) C++
3 17 (4.12%) C
4 13 (3.15%) Python
5 11 (2.66%) Perl
6 6 (1.45%) C#
7 5 (1.21%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.97%) SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (23.97%) Degree
2 18 (4.36%) HNC
3 8 (1.94%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.73%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.48%) APMP
5 2 (0.48%) ISACA
6 1 (0.24%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.24%) MCSE
6 1 (0.24%) MCSA
6 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.81%) QA
2 2 (0.48%) COBIT
3 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 88 (21.31%) Microsoft
2 75 (18.16%) Adobe
3 13 (3.15%) SAP
4 11 (2.66%) Atlassian
5 8 (1.94%) Cognos
5 8 (1.94%) Perforce
6 4 (0.97%) Cisco
7 3 (0.73%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.48%) Casewise
9 1 (0.24%) EMC
9 1 (0.24%) Avaya
Essex
CK Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £35K - £40K p.a. + bonus (10%) + good benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000 + Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Talent Crew Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Full Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, healthcare, pension
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: bonus + Full Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Interview slots available!
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £35k
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
SCC
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Talent Crew
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Talent Crew
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £27,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: 6 days ago