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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 697 746 607
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -139
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 205 179 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.16% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 183 144 237
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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
104155 109749 101582
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.18% 94.52% 94.28%
Number of salaries quoted 86857 88754 84247
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +55 201 £35,000 - 16
South East +44 79 £40,000 +14.28% 6
East of England -6 55 £31,000 -11.42% 4
London +19 35 £52,500 +82.60% 4
Cambridgeshire +22 29 £31,000 -11.42% 3
Surrey - 28 £50,000 - 3
Buckinghamshire +13 23 £40,000 - 1
Yorkshire +10 19 £35,000 -
Bedfordshire 0 17 £31,500 +2.43%
West Yorkshire +19 11 £30,000 -30.49%
Leeds +17 11 £30,000 -30.49%
Berkshire +10 11 £30,000 -1.63%
Cambridge -2 10 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Oxfordshire +14 9 £40,000 +6.66% 1
North West - 9 £37,500 -
York +7 8 £35,000 -
North Yorkshire +4 8 £35,000 -
Woking - 8 £34,500 - 1
Oxford -1 7 £40,000 +6.66%
Guildford - 7 £50,000 - 1
Aylesbury - 7 £45,000 - 1
Cheshire - 7 £37,500 -
Reading +4 6 £45,000 +28.57%
Hampshire - 6 £33,750 - 1
Newbury +7 5 £30,000 -1.63%
Hertfordshire -11 5 £57,500 +27.77%
South West -36 4 £32,500 -
Wales - 4 £37,500 - 1
South Wales - 4 £37,500 - 1
City of London +25 3 £61,250 +40.00% 1

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 122 (29.33%) HTML
2 111 (26.68%) Degree
3 97 (23.32%) Microsoft
4 94 (22.60%) Telecoms
5 86 (20.67%) FrameMaker
5 86 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (19.47%) MS Excel
7 80 (19.23%) XML
8 76 (18.27%) MS Office
9 72 (17.31%) Adobe
10 62 (14.90%) RoboHelp
11 53 (12.74%) Marketing
12 49 (11.78%) Content Management
13 45 (10.82%) Computer Science
14 43 (10.34%) Acrobat
15 41 (9.86%) MS Visio
16 40 (9.62%) Electronics
16 40 (9.62%) Finance
17 35 (8.41%) Scrum
17 35 (8.41%) VoIP
18 34 (8.17%) Publishing
19 32 (7.69%) Java
20 31 (7.45%) Automotive
21 30 (7.21%) Photoshop
22 28 (6.73%) CSS
22 28 (6.73%) 2G
22 28 (6.73%) 3G
22 28 (6.73%) LTE
22 28 (6.73%) Product Management
23 27 (6.49%) Time Management

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 11 (2.64%) CMS
2 6 (1.44%) SharePoint
3 4 (0.96%) Documentum
4 3 (0.72%) Alfresco
4 3 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (0.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.24%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 86 (20.67%) FrameMaker
2 81 (19.47%) MS Excel
3 76 (18.27%) MS Office
4 62 (14.90%) RoboHelp
5 43 (10.34%) Acrobat
6 41 (9.86%) MS Visio
7 30 (7.21%) Photoshop
8 25 (6.01%) Adobe Illustrator
9 16 (3.85%) PaintShop Pro
9 16 (3.85%) XMetaL
9 16 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
10 15 (3.61%) Adobe Captivate
11 4 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.96%) InDesign
12 3 (0.72%) QuarkXPress
12 3 (0.72%) PageMaker
13 1 (0.24%) ZBrush
13 1 (0.24%) Mudbox
13 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 1 (0.24%) MODO
Business Applications
1 3 (0.72%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.88%) SaaS
2 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.41%) VoIP
2 28 (6.73%) 3G
2 28 (6.73%) 2G
2 28 (6.73%) LTE
3 10 (2.40%) Internet
4 6 (1.44%) DNS
4 6 (1.44%) LDAP
4 6 (1.44%) GSM
4 6 (1.44%) UMTS
5 5 (1.20%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (0.72%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.48%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.40%) JIRA
2 9 (2.16%) TeamCity
2 9 (2.16%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.44%) Eclipse
3 6 (1.44%) XMLSpy
4 5 (1.20%) Subversion
5 3 (0.72%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (0.72%) Ant
6 2 (0.48%) StarTeam
6 2 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.48%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.24%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.24%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.24%) Rational Rose
General
1 94 (22.60%) Telecoms
2 53 (12.74%) Marketing
3 40 (9.62%) Finance
3 40 (9.62%) Electronics
4 34 (8.17%) Publishing
5 31 (7.45%) Automotive
6 12 (2.88%) French Language
7 7 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.44%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.44%) Banking
8 6 (1.44%) Multimedia
9 5 (1.20%) Legal
10 4 (0.96%) German Language
11 3 (0.72%) Front Office
12 2 (0.48%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.48%) Mandarin Language
12 2 (0.48%) Games
13 1 (0.24%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (29.33%) HTML
2 80 (19.23%) XML
3 28 (6.73%) CSS
4 22 (5.29%) JMS
5 10 (2.40%) XSLT
6 9 (2.16%) .NET
7 7 (1.68%) Application Packaging
7 7 (1.68%) HTML5
8 6 (1.44%) Web Services
9 5 (1.20%) ASP.NET
9 5 (1.20%) RESTful
10 3 (0.72%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.24%) WSDL
11 1 (0.24%) XML Schema
11 1 (0.24%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.82%) Computer Science
2 26 (6.25%) User Experience
3 20 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.81%) Physics
4 17 (4.09%) Wiki
5 14 (3.37%) E-Learning
6 9 (2.16%) Internet of Things
7 7 (1.68%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.68%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.68%) Copywriting
8 6 (1.44%) Digital Media
9 5 (1.20%) Derivative
9 5 (1.20%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.96%) Streaming Video
11 3 (0.72%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.72%) Photography
12 2 (0.48%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.48%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.48%) PMI
13 1 (0.24%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.49%) Windows
2 5 (1.20%) Linux
3 4 (0.96%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.24%) UNIX
4 1 (0.24%) FreeBSD
4 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (11.78%) Content Management
3 35 (8.41%) Scrum
4 28 (6.73%) Product Management
5 27 (6.49%) Time Management
5 27 (6.49%) Workflow
6 19 (4.57%) Line Management
7 15 (3.61%) Migration
8 13 (3.13%) SDLC
9 12 (2.88%) Coaching
9 12 (2.88%) Project Management
9 12 (2.88%) Information Architecture
10 11 (2.64%) Software Engineering
11 9 (2.16%) Mentoring
11 9 (2.16%) Change Management
12 8 (1.92%) ITIL
12 8 (1.92%) ITSM
12 8 (1.92%) Technical Architecture
13 7 (1.68%) Configuration Management
14 6 (1.44%) OO
Programming Languages
1 32 (7.69%) Java
2 11 (2.64%) C++
3 10 (2.40%) C
4 9 (2.16%) C#
5 8 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.68%) SQL
6 7 (1.68%) Python
7 6 (1.44%) Perl
8 3 (0.72%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 111 (26.68%) Degree
2 22 (5.29%) HNC
3 10 (2.40%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.96%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.48%) APMP
5 2 (0.48%) ISACA
5 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.24%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.24%) HND
6 1 (0.24%) MCSE
6 1 (0.24%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.53%) QA
2 3 (0.72%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 3 (0.72%) GCP
3 2 (0.48%) COBIT
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 97 (23.32%) Microsoft
2 72 (17.31%) Adobe
3 13 (3.13%) SAP
4 10 (2.40%) Perforce
5 9 (2.16%) Atlassian
6 4 (0.96%) Cisco
6 4 (0.96%) Casewise
7 3 (0.72%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.48%) IBM
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