The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 230 212 218
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 8 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.14% 0.059% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.062% 0.060%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 0
Average salary £36,250 £21,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+68.60% -
UK excluding London average salary £36,125 £40,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-9.68% +12.67%
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 West 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 West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5610 4870 5039
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 96.13% 95.64% 96.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4731 4153 4460
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,950 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015. 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
Bristol -2 6 £38,125 +17.30%
Gloucestershire - 2 £30,000 -
Technical Author
England

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 5 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 5 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) XML
3 3 (30.00%) UNIX
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Middleware
3 3 (30.00%) CentOS
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Campaign Management
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (20.00%) XSD
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (20.00%) RoboHelp
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Content Management
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) IMAP
4 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Release Management
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) RoboHelp
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) XML
1 3 (30.00%) Middleware
2 2 (20.00%) XSD
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) UNIX
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) CentOS
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Content Management
2 2 (20.00%) Release Management
2 2 (20.00%) Campaign Management
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) VMware