The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Technical Author in their job title over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 758 666 757
Rank change year-on-year
-92 +91
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 121 208 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.21% 0.11%
Number of salaries quoted 74 175 101
Average salary £35,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,700 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +15.38%

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
99917 98112 105285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.81% 94.57% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 83183 79195 90333
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Technical Author
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Technical Author Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Author
Salary Trend

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

Technical Author Salary Trend in the UK

Technical Author
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Author over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 within the UK.

Technical Author Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Author
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Author within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 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
England -76 121 £35,500 -5.33% 10
East of England -46 55 £35,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire -34 22 £35,000 - 1
Cambridge -42 22 £35,000 - 1
Bedfordshire +15 21 £36,000 +20.00%
London -3 21 £35,500 -5.33% 2
South East -55 19 £42,500 -15.00% 3
East Midlands +32 12 £40,000 +25.98%
Leicestershire +31 12 £40,000 +23.07%
Bedford +12 12 £37,500 +20.96%
Hertfordshire -15 9 £34,000 -15.00%
Oxfordshire - 8 £47,500 -
Surrey -6 6 - - 3
Camberley - 6 - - 1
Loughborough - 5 £40,000 -
South West -9 4 £35,625 +65.69%
North West -17 4 £27,000 -26.53% 1
Abingdon - 4 £47,500 -
North Yorkshire 0 3 £35,000 -
Manchester -6 3 £27,000 -25.00%
Yorkshire -24 3 £35,000 - 2
Suffolk - 3 - -
Watford - 3 £23,000 -
Ipswich - 3 - -
Oxford - 3 £42,500 -
Bristol - 3 £36,250 -
West Midlands - 3 £32,500 - 1
Ealing - 3 £32,500 -
Aldershot -6 2 £42,500 +1.19%
Harrogate -6 2 £35,000 -6.66%

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 87 (29.29%) HTML
2 78 (26.26%) Adobe
3 70 (23.57%) MS Excel
4 67 (22.56%) CSS
5 63 (21.21%) FrameMaker
6 59 (19.87%) RoboHelp
7 58 (19.53%) XML
8 57 (19.19%) Acrobat
9 54 (18.18%) C++
10 53 (17.85%) MS Office
11 52 (17.51%) Content Management
12 51 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
13 50 (16.84%) C
13 50 (16.84%) OO
14 49 (16.50%) Degree
15 43 (14.48%) Python
16 42 (14.14%) PaintShop Pro
16 42 (14.14%) Publishing
17 41 (13.80%) Adobe Illustrator
18 37 (12.46%) Windows
19 35 (11.78%) Marketing
20 34 (11.45%) Java
21 32 (10.77%) Eclipse
22 31 (10.44%) .NET
23 30 (10.10%) Microsoft
24 28 (9.43%) Mentoring
25 26 (8.75%) SaaS
25 26 (8.75%) Confluence
25 26 (8.75%) Manufacturing
26 24 (8.08%) Automotive

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 26 (8.75%) Confluence
2 5 (1.68%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 70 (23.57%) MS Excel
2 63 (21.21%) FrameMaker
3 59 (19.87%) RoboHelp
4 57 (19.19%) Acrobat
5 53 (17.85%) MS Office
6 42 (14.14%) PaintShop Pro
7 41 (13.80%) Adobe Illustrator
8 21 (7.07%) MS Visio
9 12 (4.04%) Adobe Captivate
10 11 (3.70%) Photoshop
10 11 (3.70%) XMetaL
11 7 (2.36%) Doxygen
12 2 (0.67%) CorelDRAW
13 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.07%) LAN
1 21 (7.07%) WAN
2 20 (6.73%) Wireless
3 10 (3.37%) 2G
3 10 (3.37%) 3G
4 9 (3.03%) LTE
5 7 (2.36%) DWDM
5 7 (2.36%) DSL
6 2 (0.67%) IMAP
7 1 (0.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.69%) SQL Server
1 8 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (10.77%) Eclipse
2 24 (8.08%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.67%) Bugzilla
3 2 (0.67%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.34%) Ant
4 1 (0.34%) XMLSpy
General
1 42 (14.14%) Publishing
2 35 (11.78%) Marketing
3 26 (8.75%) Manufacturing
4 24 (8.08%) Automotive
4 24 (8.08%) Electronics
5 22 (7.41%) Banking
6 19 (6.40%) Telecoms
7 15 (5.05%) Retail
8 11 (3.70%) Finance
8 11 (3.70%) Legal
9 7 (2.36%) Games
10 2 (0.67%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.34%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (29.29%) HTML
2 67 (22.56%) CSS
3 58 (19.53%) XML
4 31 (10.44%) .NET
5 19 (6.40%) XSLT
6 9 (3.03%) XSL
7 6 (2.02%) jQuery
8 4 (1.35%) JSON
8 4 (1.35%) REST
8 4 (1.35%) JSP
8 4 (1.35%) SOAP
9 2 (0.67%) XSD
9 2 (0.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.34%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.08%) User Experience
2 17 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.05%) Computer Science
4 11 (3.70%) E-Learning
5 8 (2.69%) EFT
5 8 (2.69%) 3D Graphics
6 5 (1.68%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.68%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.68%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.35%) Social Media
8 3 (1.01%) Wiki
9 1 (0.34%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.34%) Life Science
9 1 (0.34%) Chemistry
9 1 (0.34%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 37 (12.46%) Windows
2 20 (6.73%) Android
2 20 (6.73%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.02%) Linux
4 5 (1.68%) Mac OS X
4 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (1.01%) UNIX
6 2 (0.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (17.51%) Content Management
2 51 (17.17%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (16.84%) OO
4 28 (9.43%) Mentoring
5 19 (6.40%) Coaching
6 13 (4.38%) Performance Analysis
6 13 (4.38%) Validation
7 9 (3.03%) Software Engineering
8 8 (2.69%) Line Management
9 7 (2.36%) Time Management
9 7 (2.36%) 3D Programming
10 6 (2.02%) Project Management
11 5 (1.68%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (1.68%) ERP
11 5 (1.68%) Waterfall
11 5 (1.68%) Business Process Mapping
12 4 (1.35%) OOD
13 3 (1.01%) Service Delivery
13 3 (1.01%) Logistics
13 3 (1.01%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 54 (18.18%) C++
2 50 (16.84%) C
3 43 (14.48%) Python
4 34 (11.45%) Java
5 20 (6.73%) Perl
6 19 (6.40%) JavaScript
7 12 (4.04%) C#
8 1 (0.34%) SQL
8 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 49 (16.50%) Degree
2 7 (2.36%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.02%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.68%) HNC
5 4 (1.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.34%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.03%) ISO 9001
1 9 (3.03%) QA
2 7 (2.36%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 78 (26.26%) Adobe
2 30 (10.10%) Microsoft
3 24 (8.08%) Atlassian
4 11 (3.70%) VMware
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco
5 1 (0.34%) Red Gate
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