The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Writer 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 Writer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Writer
Rank 844 818 813
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 26 43 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.024% 0.043% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.045% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 21 37 42
Average salary £34,000 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £39,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,250 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%
Technical Writer
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
100841 95105 100917
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.52% 94.58% 95.23%
Number of salaries quoted 83428 79799 86766
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 £26,539 £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%

Technical Writer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Technical Writer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Technical Writer
Salary Trend in England

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

Technical Writer Salary Trend in England

Technical Writer
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Writer across the England region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Technical Writer Salary Histogram in England

Technical Writer
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 Writer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 October 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
London +3 9 £35,000 -22.22% 3
South East -2 8 £32,500 -23.52% 2
South West -18 4 £30,000 -6.25%
East of England -21 3 £40,000 +23.07%
North West -13 1 £42,500 +13.33%
East Midlands - 1 £34,000 -
Technical Writer
UK

Technical Writer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Technical Writer 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 Writer in their job title.

1 27 (36.99%) HTML
2 23 (31.51%) CSS
3 21 (28.77%) RoboHelp
3 21 (28.77%) FrameMaker
4 19 (26.03%) Finance
5 18 (24.66%) XML
5 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (21.92%) Content Management
6 16 (21.92%) Degree
7 15 (20.55%) Microsoft
8 11 (15.07%) Adobe
9 10 (13.70%) Management Information System
10 9 (12.33%) Project Management
10 9 (12.33%) Acrobat
10 9 (12.33%) XSLT
11 8 (10.96%) MS Office
11 8 (10.96%) CMS
12 6 (8.22%) Publishing
12 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
12 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
12 6 (8.22%) MS Visio
12 6 (8.22%) Marketing
12 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (6.85%) JSON
13 5 (6.85%) REST
13 5 (6.85%) OO
13 5 (6.85%) SOAP
14 4 (5.48%) OOD
14 4 (5.48%) Java
14 4 (5.48%) C#

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the England region that cited Technical Writer 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 Writer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (10.96%) CMS
2 4 (5.48%) Confluence
3 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (28.77%) RoboHelp
1 21 (28.77%) FrameMaker
2 9 (12.33%) Acrobat
3 8 (10.96%) MS Office
4 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
4 6 (8.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (2.74%) Adobe Captivate
5 2 (2.74%) CorelDRAW
5 2 (2.74%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.37%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.11%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (4.11%) MS Access
1 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.11%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (26.03%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Publishing
2 6 (8.22%) Marketing
3 4 (5.48%) Banking
4 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.74%) Retail
5 2 (2.74%) Legal
5 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.99%) HTML
2 23 (31.51%) CSS
3 18 (24.66%) XML
4 9 (12.33%) XSLT
5 5 (6.85%) JSON
5 5 (6.85%) SOAP
5 5 (6.85%) REST
6 4 (5.48%) .NET
7 1 (1.37%) Web Services
7 1 (1.37%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.48%) User Experience
3 4 (5.48%) E-Learning
4 3 (4.11%) Fixed Income
4 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.74%) EFT
5 2 (2.74%) Wiki
6 1 (1.37%) Social Media
6 1 (1.37%) Economics
6 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.11%) Windows
1 3 (4.11%) Android
1 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.74%) Linux
2 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.37%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (21.92%) Content Management
3 9 (12.33%) Project Management
4 5 (6.85%) OO
5 4 (5.48%) OOD
5 4 (5.48%) Service Management
5 4 (5.48%) Information Security
6 3 (4.11%) Investment Management
6 3 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.74%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (2.74%) ITSM
7 2 (2.74%) ITIL
7 2 (2.74%) Scrum
8 1 (1.37%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.37%) Workflow
8 1 (1.37%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.37%) Usability Engineering
8 1 (1.37%) Test Scripting
8 1 (1.37%) Automated Testing
8 1 (1.37%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.22%) JavaScript
2 4 (5.48%) C#
2 4 (5.48%) Java
3 3 (4.11%) SQL
3 3 (4.11%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.11%) VBA
4 2 (2.74%) Python
4 2 (2.74%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (21.92%) Degree
2 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) ISEB
3 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) QA
2 3 (4.11%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.37%) GAMP
Vendors
1 15 (20.55%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.07%) Adobe
3 4 (5.48%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.74%) ServiceNow
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