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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 391 444 402
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -42
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 62 20 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.32% 0.096% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.099% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 50 11 27
Average salary £36,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.29% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,875 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.37% -1.66%
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
18590 20274 19817
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 96.45% 97.05% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 15909 16538 15745
Average salary £44,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
Hampshire +35 19 £32,500 -23.52%
Buckinghamshire - 16 £36,000 - 3
Oxfordshire 0 14 £27,500 -42.10%
Surrey +9 7 £67,500 +116.86%
Berkshire 0 5 - -
Middlesex - 1 £45,000 -
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 43 (35.54%) HTML
2 42 (34.71%) MS Office
3 39 (32.23%) Microsoft
4 33 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 25 (20.66%) RoboHelp
5 25 (20.66%) Telecoms
6 24 (19.83%) Degree
7 23 (19.01%) CSS
8 20 (16.53%) MS Visio
8 20 (16.53%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (14.05%) JavaScript
10 16 (13.22%) XML
11 14 (11.57%) VoIP
11 14 (11.57%) Finance
12 13 (10.74%) Publishing
12 13 (10.74%) Java
13 12 (9.92%) Marketing
14 11 (9.09%) C++
14 11 (9.09%) Adobe
15 10 (8.26%) C#
15 10 (8.26%) VB.NET
15 10 (8.26%) .NET
15 10 (8.26%) PaintShop Pro
16 9 (7.44%) FrameMaker
16 9 (7.44%) .NET Framework
17 8 (6.61%) QA
18 7 (5.79%) Atlassian
18 7 (5.79%) Multithreading
18 7 (5.79%) Security Cleared
18 7 (5.79%) Product Management

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 7 (5.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 42 (34.71%) MS Office
2 33 (27.27%) MS Excel
3 25 (20.66%) RoboHelp
4 20 (16.53%) MS Visio
5 10 (8.26%) PaintShop Pro
6 9 (7.44%) FrameMaker
7 5 (4.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (4.13%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.83%) GIMP
8 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.57%) VoIP
2 6 (4.96%) Internet
3 1 (0.83%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.79%) RDBMS
1 7 (5.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (1.65%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (1.65%) StarTeam
General
1 25 (20.66%) Telecoms
2 14 (11.57%) Finance
3 13 (10.74%) Publishing
4 12 (9.92%) Marketing
5 7 (5.79%) Multimedia
6 6 (4.96%) Banking
7 5 (4.13%) Local Government
8 4 (3.31%) Electronics
8 4 (3.31%) French Language
9 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.83%) German Language
10 1 (0.83%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (35.54%) HTML
2 23 (19.01%) CSS
3 16 (13.22%) XML
4 10 (8.26%) .NET
5 9 (7.44%) .NET Framework
6 5 (4.13%) XHTML
7 2 (1.65%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.31%) Internet of Things
1 4 (3.31%) User Experience
2 3 (2.48%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.53%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (5.79%) Analytics
2 7 (5.79%) E-Commerce
2 7 (5.79%) Multithreading
2 7 (5.79%) Product Management
2 7 (5.79%) Software Testing
3 6 (4.96%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (4.13%) Waterfall
5 4 (3.31%) Business Development
5 4 (3.31%) CRM
5 4 (3.31%) Software Engineering
6 3 (2.48%) CAD
6 3 (2.48%) ITIL
6 3 (2.48%) ITSM
6 3 (2.48%) Network Management
6 3 (2.48%) Open Source
6 3 (2.48%) User Stories
7 2 (1.65%) Mentoring
7 2 (1.65%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
7 2 (1.65%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.05%) JavaScript
2 13 (10.74%) Java
3 11 (9.09%) C++
4 10 (8.26%) C#
4 10 (8.26%) VB.NET
5 7 (5.79%) SQL
5 7 (5.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (19.83%) Degree
2 7 (5.79%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.61%) QA
Vendors
1 39 (32.23%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.09%) Adobe
3 7 (5.79%) Atlassian
4 5 (4.13%) Northgate
5 2 (1.65%) IBM
6 1 (0.83%) Cisco
6 1 (0.83%) SAP
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