The table below looks at the statistics for the Author role in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Author
Rank 213 205 198
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Permanent jobs requiring an Author 2 2 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.037% 0.040% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.042% 0.044%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 2
Average salary £26,875 £38,750 £29,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.64% +32.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,575 £33,750 £24,650
10% offered a salary of more than £27,175 £43,750 £33,850
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Author
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5200 4712 4592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.48% 94.98% 96.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4614 3983 4031
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Author
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Author in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Author Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Author
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Author across the West Midlands region.

Author Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Author
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
(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
Wolverhampton - 2 £26,875 -
Author
England

Author
Top 7 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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 5 (45.45%) MS Office
1 5 (45.45%) RoboHelp
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
1 5 (45.45%) Adobe
2 2 (18.18%) Advertising
3 1 (9.09%) QA
3 1 (9.09%) Finance

Author
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Office
1 5 (45.45%) RoboHelp
General
1 2 (18.18%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
1 5 (45.45%) Adobe