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

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Author
Rank 738 708 724
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +16
Permanent jobs requiring an Author 157 199 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.18% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 91 150 144
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £28,500 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%

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
103849 108425 103990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 85040 87699 86943
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -52 151 £35,000 -6.66% 26
South East +13 47 £35,000 -26.31% 8
East of England -17 46 £35,000 - 6
London +10 32 £38,750 -3.12% 7
Cambridgeshire -10 22 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Cambridge -12 22 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Bedfordshire +15 16 £32,000 -0.77% 2
Surrey -3 16 £50,000 - 3
Berkshire +14 15 £35,000 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 13 £34,000 - 3
North Yorkshire +19 12 £35,000 -
Yorkshire -13 12 £35,000 - 3
Bedford +24 7 - -
East Midlands +9 7 £40,000 +23.07%
Hertfordshire -2 7 £32,500 -23.52%
South West -8 7 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £28,750 - 1
Leicestershire +24 5 £40,000 +10.34%
Bristol -1 5 £40,000 +23.07%
Scotland +19 4 £32,500 - 1
Camberley - 4 - -
Loughborough - 4 £40,000 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £40,000 -
Newbury - 3 £35,000 - 1
Ealing - 3 £32,500 -
Paddington - 3 - -
Guildford +8 2 - - 1
Edinburgh +1 2 £32,500 -
North West -2 2 £35,000 -3.44% 2
Manchester -8 2 £35,000 -12.50%

Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 85 (30.47%) HTML
2 68 (24.37%) Adobe
3 62 (22.22%) CSS
4 61 (21.86%) XML
5 60 (21.51%) MS Office
5 60 (21.51%) MS Excel
6 59 (21.15%) FrameMaker
7 54 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (17.92%) Publishing
9 46 (16.49%) RoboHelp
10 45 (16.13%) Acrobat
11 40 (14.34%) C
11 40 (14.34%) C++
11 40 (14.34%) Electronics
11 40 (14.34%) Content Management
12 38 (13.62%) OO
13 36 (12.90%) PaintShop Pro
14 33 (11.83%) Python
15 31 (11.11%) Banking
16 30 (10.75%) Microsoft
16 30 (10.75%) Marketing
16 30 (10.75%) Mentoring
17 26 (9.32%) Adobe Illustrator
18 25 (8.96%) Manufacturing
18 25 (8.96%) MS Visio
18 25 (8.96%) Java
18 25 (8.96%) Degree
19 24 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
19 24 (8.60%) Eclipse
20 22 (7.89%) Telecoms

Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 19 (6.81%) Confluence
2 4 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 60 (21.51%) MS Office
1 60 (21.51%) MS Excel
2 59 (21.15%) FrameMaker
3 46 (16.49%) RoboHelp
4 45 (16.13%) Acrobat
5 36 (12.90%) PaintShop Pro
6 26 (9.32%) Adobe Illustrator
7 25 (8.96%) MS Visio
8 12 (4.30%) Photoshop
9 9 (3.23%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.72%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.36%) Houdini
12 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
12 1 (0.36%) InDesign
12 1 (0.36%) ZBrush
12 1 (0.36%) Mudbox
12 1 (0.36%) XMetaL
12 1 (0.36%) Maya
12 1 (0.36%) 3ds Max
Cloud Services
1 22 (7.89%) SaaS
2 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.66%) LAN
1 13 (4.66%) WAN
1 13 (4.66%) Wireless
2 4 (1.43%) DWDM
2 4 (1.43%) DSL
2 4 (1.43%) LTE
2 4 (1.43%) Internet
3 3 (1.08%) 3G
3 3 (1.08%) DNS
3 3 (1.08%) LDAP
3 3 (1.08%) VoIP
3 3 (1.08%) 2G
4 2 (0.72%) IMAP
4 2 (0.72%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (0.72%) GSM
4 2 (0.72%) UMTS
5 1 (0.36%) Intranet
5 1 (0.36%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (8.60%) Eclipse
2 17 (6.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.36%) Ant
3 1 (0.36%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.36%) XMLSpy
3 1 (0.36%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.36%) JIRA
3 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (17.92%) Publishing
2 40 (14.34%) Electronics
3 31 (11.11%) Banking
4 30 (10.75%) Marketing
5 25 (8.96%) Manufacturing
6 22 (7.89%) Telecoms
7 18 (6.45%) Retail
8 17 (6.09%) Legal
9 15 (5.38%) Finance
10 13 (4.66%) Automotive
11 4 (1.43%) Games
12 2 (0.72%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.72%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.72%) French Language
12 2 (0.72%) German Language
13 1 (0.36%) Advertising
13 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.36%) Back Office
13 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (30.47%) HTML
2 62 (22.22%) CSS
3 61 (21.86%) XML
4 19 (6.81%) XSLT
5 16 (5.73%) .NET
6 9 (3.23%) XSL
7 5 (1.79%) JMS
8 3 (1.08%) Middleware
9 2 (0.72%) Web Services
9 2 (0.72%) XSD
10 1 (0.36%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.89%) User Experience
3 11 (3.94%) E-Learning
4 10 (3.58%) EFT
5 8 (2.87%) Wiki
6 6 (2.15%) Streaming Video
7 5 (1.79%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.43%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.43%) Internet of Things
8 4 (1.43%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.08%) 3D Graphics
9 3 (1.08%) Derivative
9 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.72%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.72%) GIS
11 1 (0.36%) CESG
11 1 (0.36%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.36%) IPTV
11 1 (0.36%) Photography
11 1 (0.36%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.73%) Windows
2 13 (4.66%) Android
2 13 (4.66%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.15%) Linux
4 5 (1.79%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.08%) CentOS
5 3 (1.08%) UNIX
6 2 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (14.34%) Content Management
3 38 (13.62%) OO
4 30 (10.75%) Mentoring
5 22 (7.89%) Line Management
6 20 (7.17%) Coaching
7 11 (3.94%) Scrum
7 11 (3.94%) Product Management
8 10 (3.58%) Software Engineering
9 9 (3.23%) Time Management
10 7 (2.51%) Validation
10 7 (2.51%) ERP
11 6 (2.15%) Change Management
11 6 (2.15%) Waterfall
11 6 (2.15%) Business Process Mapping
12 5 (1.79%) Performance Analysis
12 5 (1.79%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (1.79%) Risk Management
12 5 (1.79%) Workflow
12 5 (1.79%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (14.34%) C
1 40 (14.34%) C++
2 33 (11.83%) Python
3 25 (8.96%) Java
4 20 (7.17%) Perl
5 11 (3.94%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.72%) C#
7 1 (0.36%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (8.96%) Degree
2 3 (1.08%) HNC
3 1 (0.36%) HND
3 1 (0.36%) CISSP
3 1 (0.36%) CEH
3 1 (0.36%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.36%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.36%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.66%) QA
2 5 (1.79%) ISO 9000
2 5 (1.79%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.36%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 68 (24.37%) Adobe
2 30 (10.75%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.09%) Atlassian
4 4 (1.43%) SAP
5 2 (0.72%) Perforce
6 1 (0.36%) VMware
6 1 (0.36%) Cisco
6 1 (0.36%) EMC
6 1 (0.36%) Avaya
6 1 (0.36%) McAfee
6 1 (0.36%) Red Gate
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