The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Author role in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 426 369 382
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 19 55 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.086% 0.26% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.28% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 15 41 53
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,200 £30,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Technical Author
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20786 19977 21785
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 94.59% 95.07% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 16278 16494 18666
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £59,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,800 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+0.50% +3.37%

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Technical Author
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Technical Author Salary Trend in the South East

Technical Author
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Author across the South East region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Technical Author Salary Histogram in the South East

Technical Author
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Author within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
Berkshire +8 10 £32,750 -22.94%
West Sussex - 4 £35,000 -
East Sussex -19 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -10 1 - -
Middlesex -11 1 £37,500 -
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 24 (38.10%) HTML
2 17 (26.98%) Adobe
3 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
4 15 (23.81%) Finance
5 14 (22.22%) MS Office
6 12 (19.05%) Acrobat
6 12 (19.05%) RoboHelp
7 11 (17.46%) CSS
7 11 (17.46%) XML
8 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
9 9 (14.29%) XMetaL
9 9 (14.29%) InDesign
9 9 (14.29%) Marketing
10 8 (12.70%) Degree
10 8 (12.70%) FrameMaker
10 8 (12.70%) Manufacturing
11 7 (11.11%) Electronics
11 7 (11.11%) JavaScript
11 7 (11.11%) Graphic Design
11 7 (11.11%) Finnish Language
11 7 (11.11%) French Language
11 7 (11.11%) German Language
11 7 (11.11%) Italian Language
11 7 (11.11%) Swedish Language
12 6 (9.52%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (9.52%) VMware
13 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (7.94%) Telecoms
13 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
13 5 (7.94%) MS Visio

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) CMS
2 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (22.22%) MS Office
2 12 (19.05%) Acrobat
2 12 (19.05%) RoboHelp
3 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
4 9 (14.29%) XMetaL
4 9 (14.29%) InDesign
5 8 (12.70%) FrameMaker
6 6 (9.52%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (7.94%) MS Visio
8 4 (6.35%) Photoshop
8 4 (6.35%) PageMaker
8 4 (6.35%) PaintShop Pro
8 4 (6.35%) CorelDRAW
9 3 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (4.76%) Adobe Captivate
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) Internet
1 1 (1.59%) DWDM
1 1 (1.59%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Serena SBM
2 1 (1.59%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 9 (14.29%) Marketing
3 8 (12.70%) Manufacturing
4 7 (11.11%) Electronics
4 7 (11.11%) Finnish Language
4 7 (11.11%) French Language
4 7 (11.11%) German Language
4 7 (11.11%) Italian Language
4 7 (11.11%) Swedish Language
5 5 (7.94%) Telecoms
6 4 (6.35%) Publishing
6 4 (6.35%) Legal
7 2 (3.17%) Banking
8 1 (1.59%) Avionics
8 1 (1.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (38.10%) HTML
2 11 (17.46%) CSS
2 11 (17.46%) XML
3 4 (6.35%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Graphic Design
2 2 (3.17%) Life Science
2 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
1 3 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (6.35%) Information Security
3 3 (4.76%) Project Management
4 2 (3.17%) ITSM
4 2 (3.17%) Risk Management
4 2 (3.17%) Service Management
4 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.17%) Content Management
4 2 (3.17%) Software Testing
4 2 (3.17%) Usability Engineering
5 1 (1.59%) Web Development
5 1 (1.59%) Line Management
5 1 (1.59%) Coaching
5 1 (1.59%) Test Scripting
5 1 (1.59%) Time Management
5 1 (1.59%) V-Model
5 1 (1.59%) Requirements Management
5 1 (1.59%) Business Analysis
5 1 (1.59%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (1.59%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.17%) Java
2 2 (3.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) Degree
2 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.59%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.59%) ISEB
3 1 (1.59%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) GAMP
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (26.98%) Adobe
2 16 (25.40%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.52%) VMware
4 2 (3.17%) Serena
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle