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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Writer
Rank 840 790 825
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +35
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 34 59 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.032% 0.059% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.063% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 33 48 38
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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
101207 93640 105041
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 94.39% 94.21% 95.25%
Number of salaries quoted 82615 78406 90395
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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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 -8 12 £35,000 -26.31% 5
South West -28 7 £30,000 -7.69% 2
South East -30 7 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Yorkshire -25 5 £35,000 -
East of England -30 2 £40,000 +23.07% 1
East Midlands - 1 £34,000 -
Technical Writer
UK

Technical Writer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 40 (44.44%) Finance
2 36 (40.00%) HTML
3 35 (38.89%) CSS
4 32 (35.56%) RoboHelp
4 32 (35.56%) FrameMaker
5 24 (26.67%) XML
6 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 17 (18.89%) XSLT
8 16 (17.78%) Content Management
9 13 (14.44%) Legal
9 13 (14.44%) Service Management
10 12 (13.33%) Degree
10 12 (13.33%) Adobe
11 10 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (11.11%) Acrobat
11 10 (11.11%) Management Information System
12 8 (8.89%) Project Management
12 8 (8.89%) CMS
13 7 (7.78%) Publishing
13 7 (7.78%) MS Office
14 6 (6.67%) JavaScript
15 5 (5.56%) ISO 9001
15 5 (5.56%) Dreamweaver
15 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
16 4 (4.44%) OO
16 4 (4.44%) MS Visio
16 4 (4.44%) E-Learning
16 4 (4.44%) Information Security
16 4 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
16 4 (4.44%) Marketing

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (8.89%) CMS
2 3 (3.33%) Confluence
2 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 32 (35.56%) RoboHelp
1 32 (35.56%) FrameMaker
2 10 (11.11%) Acrobat
3 7 (7.78%) MS Office
4 5 (5.56%) MS Excel
5 4 (4.44%) MS Visio
5 4 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (2.22%) CorelDRAW
6 2 (2.22%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (2.22%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (1.11%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.11%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
1 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (3.33%) MS Access
1 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (3.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.22%) Eclipse
General
1 40 (44.44%) Finance
2 13 (14.44%) Legal
3 7 (7.78%) Publishing
4 4 (4.44%) Marketing
5 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (40.00%) HTML
2 35 (38.89%) CSS
3 24 (26.67%) XML
4 17 (18.89%) XSLT
5 3 (3.33%) REST
5 3 (3.33%) JSON
5 3 (3.33%) SOAP
6 2 (2.22%) .NET
7 1 (1.11%) HTML5
7 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.44%) E-Learning
3 3 (3.33%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.33%) Android
1 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.22%) Windows
2 2 (2.22%) Linux
2 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.78%) Content Management
2 13 (14.44%) Service Management
3 10 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (8.89%) Project Management
5 4 (4.44%) OO
5 4 (4.44%) Information Security
6 3 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (3.33%) Investment Management
7 2 (2.22%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.22%) OOD
7 2 (2.22%) Mobile Commerce
7 2 (2.22%) Knowledge Management
8 1 (1.11%) Usability Engineering
8 1 (1.11%) Business Analysis
8 1 (1.11%) Workflow
8 1 (1.11%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.33%) SQL
2 3 (3.33%) T-SQL
2 3 (3.33%) VBA
3 2 (2.22%) Java
3 2 (2.22%) C#
3 2 (2.22%) C++
3 2 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (13.33%) Degree
2 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.56%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.33%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.33%) Adobe
3 3 (3.33%) Atlassian
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