The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Technical Author role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Senior Technical Author in their job title over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Technical Author
Rank 863 859 870
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Technical Author 31 18 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.017% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.018% 0.018%
Number of salaries quoted 17 12 20
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £40,000 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Senior Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Technical Author
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior Technical Author within the UK.

Senior Technical Author Salary Trend in the UK

Senior Technical Author
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Senior Technical Author over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 within the UK.

Senior Technical Author Salary Histogram in the UK

Senior Technical Author
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Technical Author within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England +20 31 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Cambridgeshire +11 16 £50,000 - 2
East of England -4 16 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Cambridge +12 15 £50,000 - 2
Gloucestershire - 6 £37,500 -
South West - 6 £37,500 -
London - 4 - -
Newbury - 3 £30,500 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £30,500 - 1
South East - 3 £30,500 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £42,500 -
Sheffield - 1 £35,000 -
Warrington - 1 £42,500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £35,000 -
Yorkshire - 1 £35,000 -
North West - 1 £42,500 -

Senior Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Technical Author in their job title.

1 27 (56.25%) XML
2 22 (45.83%) HTML
3 20 (41.67%) Content Management
4 19 (39.58%) XSLT
4 19 (39.58%) FrameMaker
5 16 (33.33%) Eclipse
6 13 (27.08%) OO
7 12 (25.00%) C
7 12 (25.00%) C++
7 12 (25.00%) RoboHelp
7 12 (25.00%) Finance
8 11 (22.92%) CSS
9 10 (20.83%) Mentoring
10 9 (18.75%) Electronics
11 8 (16.67%) Coaching
11 8 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
11 8 (16.67%) Perl
11 8 (16.67%) Python
11 8 (16.67%) Project Management
11 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 8 (16.67%) Adobe
12 7 (14.58%) Acrobat
12 7 (14.58%) MS Visio
12 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
12 7 (14.58%) HNC
12 7 (14.58%) JSP
12 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
12 7 (14.58%) DV Cleared
12 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
12 7 (14.58%) Automotive

Senior Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Technical Author in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (39.58%) FrameMaker
2 12 (25.00%) RoboHelp
3 7 (14.58%) Acrobat
3 7 (14.58%) MS Visio
3 7 (14.58%) MS Excel
4 4 (8.33%) Doxygen
5 3 (6.25%) XMetaL
6 1 (2.08%) Adobe Captivate
Development Applications
1 16 (33.33%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (18.75%) Electronics
3 7 (14.58%) Automotive
4 4 (8.33%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (56.25%) XML
2 22 (45.83%) HTML
3 19 (39.58%) XSLT
4 11 (22.92%) CSS
5 7 (14.58%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) E-Learning
2 4 (8.33%) 3D Graphics
3 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Social Media
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.08%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) UNIX
1 3 (6.25%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) Content Management
2 13 (27.08%) OO
3 10 (20.83%) Mentoring
4 8 (16.67%) Coaching
4 8 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
4 8 (16.67%) Project Management
5 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.33%) Validation
6 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 4 (8.33%) 3D Programming
7 2 (4.17%) Software Architecture
8 1 (2.08%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.08%) Usability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) C
1 12 (25.00%) C++
2 8 (16.67%) Perl
2 8 (16.67%) Python
3 4 (8.33%) C#
3 4 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) HNC
1 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
1 7 (14.58%) DV Cleared
1 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.08%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 8 (16.67%) Adobe
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle
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