The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Author role in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Technical Author in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 729 648 758
Rank change year-on-year
-81 +110
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 121 203 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.21% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.22% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 73 175 96
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Technical Author
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
93674 90433 98244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.80% 94.55% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 78627 73802 84913
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 £27,500 £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%

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in England

Technical Author
Salary Trend in England

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

Technical Author Salary Trend in England

Technical Author
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Author across the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Technical Author Salary Histogram in England

Technical Author
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Author within the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
East of England -43 55 £35,500 +1.42% 3
London -25 21 £35,500 -5.33% 6
South East -43 21 £42,500 -15.00% 3
East Midlands +29 12 £40,000 +25.98%
South West -12 4 £35,625 +65.69%
North West -18 3 £27,000 -26.53% 1
West Midlands - 3 £32,500 - 1
Yorkshire -18 2 £35,000 - 2
Technical Author
UK

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title.

1 85 (29.01%) HTML
2 76 (25.94%) Adobe
3 70 (23.89%) MS Excel
4 65 (22.18%) CSS
5 61 (20.82%) FrameMaker
6 59 (20.14%) RoboHelp
7 57 (19.45%) XML
8 55 (18.77%) Acrobat
9 54 (18.43%) MS Office
10 52 (17.75%) C++
11 51 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
11 51 (17.41%) Content Management
12 49 (16.72%) C
12 49 (16.72%) OO
13 46 (15.70%) Degree
14 42 (14.33%) Publishing
14 42 (14.33%) Python
14 42 (14.33%) PaintShop Pro
15 41 (13.99%) Adobe Illustrator
16 36 (12.29%) Windows
17 35 (11.95%) Marketing
18 33 (11.26%) Java
19 31 (10.58%) Eclipse
20 30 (10.24%) .NET
21 29 (9.90%) Microsoft
22 28 (9.56%) Mentoring
23 26 (8.87%) Manufacturing
24 25 (8.53%) SaaS
24 25 (8.53%) Confluence
25 24 (8.19%) Automotive

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the England region that cited Technical 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 Technical Author in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (8.53%) Confluence
2 5 (1.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 70 (23.89%) MS Excel
2 61 (20.82%) FrameMaker
3 59 (20.14%) RoboHelp
4 55 (18.77%) Acrobat
5 54 (18.43%) MS Office
6 42 (14.33%) PaintShop Pro
7 41 (13.99%) Adobe Illustrator
8 22 (7.51%) MS Visio
9 12 (4.10%) Adobe Captivate
10 11 (3.75%) Photoshop
11 10 (3.41%) XMetaL
12 7 (2.39%) Doxygen
13 2 (0.68%) CorelDRAW
14 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 25 (8.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.17%) LAN
1 21 (7.17%) WAN
2 20 (6.83%) Wireless
3 9 (3.07%) 2G
3 9 (3.07%) 3G
4 8 (2.73%) LTE
5 7 (2.39%) DWDM
5 7 (2.39%) DSL
6 2 (0.68%) IMAP
7 1 (0.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.73%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (10.58%) Eclipse
2 23 (7.85%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.34%) JIRA
3 1 (0.34%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.34%) XMLSpy
3 1 (0.34%) Ant
3 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (14.33%) Publishing
2 35 (11.95%) Marketing
3 26 (8.87%) Manufacturing
4 24 (8.19%) Automotive
4 24 (8.19%) Electronics
5 23 (7.85%) Banking
6 18 (6.14%) Telecoms
7 16 (5.46%) Retail
8 11 (3.75%) Legal
8 11 (3.75%) Finance
9 7 (2.39%) Games
10 2 (0.68%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) Back Office
11 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (29.01%) HTML
2 65 (22.18%) CSS
3 57 (19.45%) XML
4 30 (10.24%) .NET
5 19 (6.48%) XSLT
6 9 (3.07%) XSL
7 6 (2.05%) jQuery
8 4 (1.37%) REST
8 4 (1.37%) JSP
8 4 (1.37%) SOAP
8 4 (1.37%) JSON
9 2 (0.68%) XSD
10 1 (0.34%) Web Services
10 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.34%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.85%) User Experience
2 18 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.78%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.75%) E-Learning
5 9 (3.07%) EFT
6 7 (2.39%) 3D Graphics
7 5 (1.71%) Mathematics
7 5 (1.71%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.71%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.37%) Social Media
9 3 (1.02%) Wiki
10 1 (0.34%) Life Science
10 1 (0.34%) Chemistry
10 1 (0.34%) Biology
10 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.34%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 36 (12.29%) Windows
2 20 (6.83%) Android
2 20 (6.83%) Apple iOS
3 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (1.71%) Linux
3 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.37%) Mac OS X
5 3 (1.02%) UNIX
6 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (17.41%) Agile Software Development
1 51 (17.41%) Content Management
2 49 (16.72%) OO
3 28 (9.56%) Mentoring
4 19 (6.48%) Coaching
5 13 (4.44%) Validation
6 12 (4.10%) Performance Analysis
7 9 (3.07%) Software Engineering
7 9 (3.07%) Line Management
8 7 (2.39%) 3D Programming
8 7 (2.39%) Time Management
9 6 (2.05%) Project Management
10 5 (1.71%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (1.71%) ERP
10 5 (1.71%) Waterfall
10 5 (1.71%) Business Process Mapping
11 4 (1.37%) OOD
12 3 (1.02%) Logistics
12 3 (1.02%) Scrum
12 3 (1.02%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (17.75%) C++
2 49 (16.72%) C
3 42 (14.33%) Python
4 33 (11.26%) Java
5 20 (6.83%) Perl
6 18 (6.14%) JavaScript
7 12 (4.10%) C#
8 1 (0.34%) SQL
8 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 46 (15.70%) Degree
2 7 (2.39%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.05%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.71%) HNC
5 4 (1.37%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.34%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.73%) ISO 9001
1 8 (2.73%) QA
2 7 (2.39%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 76 (25.94%) Adobe
2 29 (9.90%) Microsoft
3 23 (7.85%) Atlassian
4 11 (3.75%) VMware
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco
5 1 (0.34%) Red Gate
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