The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical Author role in IT jobs advertised for the South West 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 203 208 202
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 20 5 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.095% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.100% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 19 4 14
Average salary £32,000 £32,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% +20.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £32,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,750
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5800 5003 5295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.79% 95.28% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4785 4392 4649
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.29%
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Technical Author
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Technical Author Salary Trend in the South West

Technical Author
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Author across the South West region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Technical Author Salary Histogram in the South West

Technical Author
Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 11 July 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
Somerset -20 9 £27,000 -16.92%
Gloucestershire - 6 £34,000 -
Bristol +6 5 £32,500 -
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 11 (52.38%) Degree
2 9 (42.86%) Mathematics
2 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (42.86%) VMware
2 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 9 (42.86%) Client/Server
3 6 (28.57%) XML
4 3 (14.29%) MS Office
4 3 (14.29%) RoboHelp
4 3 (14.29%) Electronics
5 2 (9.52%) Automotive
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) FrameMaker
5 2 (9.52%) Subversion
5 2 (9.52%) HTML
5 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.52%) Adobe
5 2 (9.52%) Acrobat
5 2 (9.52%) CSS
5 2 (9.52%) JSP
5 2 (9.52%) HNC
5 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
5 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
1 3 (14.29%) RoboHelp
2 2 (9.52%) FrameMaker
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 2 (9.52%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
General
1 3 (14.29%) Electronics
2 2 (9.52%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) XML
2 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Client/Server
1 9 (42.86%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
1 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
1 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
1 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (9.52%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) HNC
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) Adobe