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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Writer
Rank 837 810 782
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 26 47 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.026% 0.048% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.051% 0.094%
Number of salaries quoted 24 38 77
Average salary £36,125 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.68% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £50,000 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,250 £45,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-19.44% +38.46%
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
94647 92576 95847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.87% 94.45% 94.96%
Number of salaries quoted 78762 75162 81879
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 £27,000
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 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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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
London +17 9 £32,500 -7.80% 1
South West - 9 £36,250 -
South East -25 5 £32,500 -35.00% 3
East of England -15 3 £37,500 -
Technical Writer
UK

Technical Writer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.23%) XML
3 12 (27.91%) Degree
4 11 (25.58%) RoboHelp
5 10 (23.26%) Content Management
6 9 (20.93%) HTML
7 8 (18.60%) QA
8 7 (16.28%) Scrum
9 6 (13.95%) Marketing
10 5 (11.63%) IMAP
10 5 (11.63%) Release Management
10 5 (11.63%) Java
10 5 (11.63%) MS Office
10 5 (11.63%) CSS
10 5 (11.63%) XSD
11 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
11 4 (9.30%) Adobe
11 4 (9.30%) Publishing
12 3 (6.98%) CMS
12 3 (6.98%) XMetaL
12 3 (6.98%) Banking
12 3 (6.98%) Retail
12 3 (6.98%) EFT
12 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
12 3 (6.98%) OOD
12 3 (6.98%) SOAP
12 3 (6.98%) ITIL
12 3 (6.98%) C#
12 3 (6.98%) .NET

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3 (6.98%) CMS
2 2 (4.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (25.58%) RoboHelp
2 5 (11.63%) MS Office
3 3 (6.98%) MS Visio
3 3 (6.98%) XMetaL
4 2 (4.65%) FrameMaker
5 1 (2.33%) Photoshop
5 1 (2.33%) Maya
5 1 (2.33%) 3ds Max
5 1 (2.33%) Houdini
5 1 (2.33%) ZBrush
5 1 (2.33%) Mudbox
5 1 (2.33%) Acrobat
5 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) IMAP
2 1 (2.33%) Intranet
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
1 2 (4.65%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.33%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (2.33%) Bugzilla
General
1 6 (13.95%) Marketing
2 4 (9.30%) Publishing
3 3 (6.98%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Retail
4 2 (4.65%) Electronics
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Advertising
5 1 (2.33%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.23%) XML
2 9 (20.93%) HTML
3 5 (11.63%) CSS
3 5 (11.63%) XSD
4 3 (6.98%) JSON
4 3 (6.98%) REST
4 3 (6.98%) SOAP
4 3 (6.98%) .NET
5 2 (4.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) EFT
1 3 (6.98%) Wiki
1 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) User Experience
2 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (2.33%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.33%) Economics
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Linux
2 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.26%) Content Management
3 7 (16.28%) Scrum
4 5 (11.63%) Release Management
5 3 (6.98%) Time Management
5 3 (6.98%) ITIL
5 3 (6.98%) OOD
6 2 (4.65%) OO
6 2 (4.65%) Campaign Management
6 2 (4.65%) Project Management
6 2 (4.65%) Service Management
6 2 (4.65%) ITSM
7 1 (2.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.33%) V-Model
7 1 (2.33%) Product Management
7 1 (2.33%) CAD
7 1 (2.33%) Automated Testing
7 1 (2.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) Java
2 3 (6.98%) C#
3 2 (4.65%) Python
4 1 (2.33%) Ruby
4 1 (2.33%) C++
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) Perl
4 1 (2.33%) PHP
4 1 (2.33%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) VCP4
2 2 (4.65%) HNC
3 1 (2.33%) HND
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) GAMP
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
1 4 (9.30%) Adobe
2 3 (6.98%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.65%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.33%) EMC
4 1 (2.33%) Google
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