Period
to 20 November 2017

The median annual salary for an Author was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Author
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 935 920 944
Rank change year-on-year -15 +24 +57
Permanent jobs requiring an Author 254 303 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 165 221 319
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 172189 180467 210956
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.78% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138171 151048 175187
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%

Author
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Author in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Author in the UK

Author
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Author in the UK

Author
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Author over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Author in the UK

Author
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Author within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 249 £45,000 +5.88% 14
UK excluding London -32 173 £40,000 -5.88% 11
London +12 82 £45,000 +5.88% 3
South East +24 73 £43,000 +7.50% 3
North of England -5 42 £37,500 -20.21%
Yorkshire +4 35 £37,500 -20.21%
Midlands +11 26 £37,500 -3.23% 3
East of England -22 24 £47,000 -6.00% 5
West Midlands +11 20 £47,000 +21.29%
North West -19 7 £45,000 -4.26%
East Midlands +22 6 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Wales +14 3 £37,500 -6.25%
South West +7 3 £35,500 +12.70%
Scotland -22 2 £30,500 -23.75%

Author Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Author job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Author in the job title.

1 68 (26.77%) Degree
2 53 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (14.96%) User Experience
4 35 (13.78%) Adobe
5 34 (13.39%) HTML
5 34 (13.39%) Information Architecture
6 33 (12.99%) SQL
7 32 (12.60%) Microsoft
8 31 (12.20%) Analytics
9 29 (11.42%) Big Data
9 29 (11.42%) Data Analytics
9 29 (11.42%) Moodle
9 29 (11.42%) CMS
10 28 (11.02%) CSS
11 27 (10.63%) Oracle
12 26 (10.24%) Big Data Analytics
12 26 (10.24%) Innovative Thinking
13 24 (9.45%) Java
14 23 (9.06%) Microsoft Office
14 23 (9.06%) Product Management
15 22 (8.66%) Content Management
16 21 (8.27%) Adobe Illustrator
16 21 (8.27%) JavaScript
17 20 (7.87%) XML
17 20 (7.87%) Acrobat
18 19 (7.48%) QA
19 18 (7.09%) Mathematics
19 18 (7.09%) Publishing
19 18 (7.09%) Enterprise Software
20 17 (6.69%) Open Source

Author Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (11.42%) CMS
1 29 (11.42%) Moodle
2 14 (5.51%) Apache Solr
2 14 (5.51%) WebSphere
3 7 (2.76%) Confluence
4 2 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.39%) Drupal
5 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (9.06%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (8.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 20 (7.87%) Acrobat
4 17 (6.69%) Microsoft Excel
5 16 (6.30%) RoboHelp
6 14 (5.51%) FrameMaker
7 11 (4.33%) MS Visio
8 9 (3.54%) PaintShop Pro
9 6 (2.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 6 (2.36%) InDesign
10 5 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 5 (1.97%) Snagit
11 3 (1.18%) Camtasia
12 2 (0.79%) Photoshop
13 1 (0.39%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.51%) IaaS
1 14 (5.51%) PaaS
1 14 (5.51%) SaaS
2 4 (1.57%) Slack
3 2 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.79%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.39%) GitHub
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.97%) Intranet
2 3 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.42%) Big Data
2 14 (5.51%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.79%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (2.76%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.36%) JIRA
2 6 (2.36%) Subversion
3 4 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (7.09%) Publishing
2 13 (5.12%) Marketing
3 11 (4.33%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.54%) Finance
5 8 (3.15%) Banking
5 8 (3.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.97%) Back Office
7 3 (1.18%) Legal
8 2 (0.79%) Private Banking
8 2 (0.79%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.39%) Games
9 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.39%) Law
9 1 (0.39%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (13.39%) HTML
2 28 (11.02%) CSS
3 20 (7.87%) XML
4 14 (5.51%) AngularJS
4 14 (5.51%) HTML5
4 14 (5.51%) Node.js
5 9 (3.54%) REST
6 8 (3.15%) Hibernate
7 4 (1.57%) Web Services
8 3 (1.18%) .NET
8 3 (1.18%) XSL
9 2 (0.79%) JSON
9 2 (0.79%) Middleware
10 1 (0.39%) Flash
10 1 (0.39%) RESTful
10 1 (0.39%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.96%) User Experience
2 18 (7.09%) Enterprise Software
3 14 (5.51%) Graphic Design
4 11 (4.33%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.36%) Life Science
7 4 (1.57%) Fintech
7 4 (1.57%) SCADA
8 3 (1.18%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.79%) Animation
10 1 (0.39%) Blog
10 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.76%) Linux
2 6 (2.36%) Unix
2 6 (2.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (13.39%) Information Architecture
3 31 (12.20%) Analytics
4 29 (11.42%) Data Analytics
5 26 (10.24%) Big Data Analytics
5 26 (10.24%) Innovative Thinking
6 23 (9.06%) Product Management
7 22 (8.66%) Content Management
8 18 (7.09%) Mathematics
9 17 (6.69%) Open Source
10 16 (6.30%) ERP
10 16 (6.30%) Scrum
10 16 (6.30%) Software Engineering
11 15 (5.91%) CRM
12 14 (5.51%) E-Commerce
12 14 (5.51%) Responsive Web Design
13 12 (4.72%) Desktop Publishing
14 11 (4.33%) SDLC
15 9 (3.54%) Time Management
16 8 (3.15%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 33 (12.99%) SQL
2 24 (9.45%) Java
3 21 (8.27%) JavaScript
4 14 (5.51%) PHP
5 3 (1.18%) C#
5 3 (1.18%) C-shell
6 1 (0.39%) C++
6 1 (0.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 68 (26.77%) Degree
2 9 (3.54%) PhD
3 3 (1.18%) HND
4 2 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.48%) QA
System Software
1 5 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.39%) SCOM
1 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (13.78%) Adobe
2 32 (12.60%) Microsoft
3 27 (10.63%) Oracle
4 14 (5.51%) ATG
4 14 (5.51%) Demandware
4 14 (5.51%) hybris
4 14 (5.51%) IBM
5 7 (2.76%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.97%) VMware
7 4 (1.57%) Freshdesk
8 2 (0.79%) Google