The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Writer role in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland 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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Writer
Rank 161 159 159
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 1 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.032% 0.21% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.23% 0.033%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 1
Average salary £27,000 £29,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.89% -31.76%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +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 Scotland 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
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2950 3096 3020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 94.82% 95.06% 96.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1987 1974 2148
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Technical Writer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Writer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Technical Writer
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Writer Salary Trend in Scotland

Technical Writer
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Edinburgh -6 1 £27,000 -
Technical Writer
UK

Technical Writer
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (100.00%) Economics
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Content Management
2 2 (66.67%) PhD
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (33.33%) Banking

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 2 (66.67%) CMS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Economics
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) PhD
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA