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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 708 603 714
Rank change year-on-year
-105 +111
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 189 287 186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.27% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.29% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 149 231 143
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £28,500 £30,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
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
106380 100644 111753
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.43% 94.27% 95.14%
Number of salaries quoted 86153 83636 95338
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £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 17 September 2014 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 17 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 -123 184 £35,000 - 27
East of England -43 79 £33,000 -8.33% 5
Cambridgeshire -8 38 £35,000 - 4
Cambridge -5 36 £35,000 - 3
Bedfordshire -19 32 £30,750 -15.17% 1
London -48 32 £31,250 -13.19% 8
South West -23 20 £37,500 +15.38% 6
South East -38 19 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Yorkshire -20 13 £35,000 +14.75% 1
East Midlands - 11 £26,250 -
Berkshire +17 10 £32,750 -22.94%
Gloucestershire 0 8 £37,500 +20.00%
North Yorkshire -8 7 £35,000 -
Bath -13 7 £27,000 -16.92%
West Midlands -16 7 £30,500 -12.85% 1
Somerset -18 7 £27,000 -16.92% 2
Hertfordshire -19 7 £45,000 +12.50%
Bedford - 7 £31,500 -
Sheffield - 6 £35,000 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £35,000 -
Bristol -2 5 £37,500 - 4
Reading - 5 £35,000 -
Leicestershire - 5 - -
City of London +11 4 £27,500 -29.03% 1
West Sussex - 4 £35,000 -
Scotland -5 3 - -
Edinburgh -8 3 - -
Brighton -16 3 - -
East Sussex -24 3 - -
Derbyshire - 3 £25,000 -

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 139 (36.68%) HTML
2 112 (29.55%) CSS
3 102 (26.91%) XML
4 99 (26.12%) Degree
5 88 (23.22%) FrameMaker
6 75 (19.79%) Adobe
7 74 (19.53%) MS Excel
8 60 (15.83%) Acrobat
9 59 (15.57%) RoboHelp
10 57 (15.04%) MS Office
11 54 (14.25%) Marketing
12 51 (13.46%) Microsoft
12 51 (13.46%) Telecoms
12 51 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
13 46 (12.14%) XMetaL
13 46 (12.14%) Content Management
14 45 (11.87%) Computer Science
15 41 (10.82%) Finance
16 39 (10.29%) C++
17 38 (10.03%) OO
17 38 (10.03%) MS Visio
17 38 (10.03%) 3G
17 38 (10.03%) 2G
18 35 (9.23%) Electronics
19 33 (8.71%) C
20 32 (8.44%) Windows
21 30 (7.92%) Java
22 29 (7.65%) .NET
23 27 (7.12%) Adobe Illustrator
24 26 (6.86%) User Experience

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 25 (6.60%) Confluence
2 13 (3.43%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.43%) MS Exchange
3 3 (0.79%) CMS
4 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.26%) IIS
Applications
1 88 (23.22%) FrameMaker
2 74 (19.53%) MS Excel
3 60 (15.83%) Acrobat
4 59 (15.57%) RoboHelp
5 57 (15.04%) MS Office
6 46 (12.14%) XMetaL
7 38 (10.03%) MS Visio
8 27 (7.12%) Adobe Illustrator
9 18 (4.75%) PaintShop Pro
10 16 (4.22%) InDesign
11 11 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
11 11 (2.90%) Photoshop
12 9 (2.37%) CorelDRAW
13 6 (1.58%) Adobe Captivate
14 4 (1.06%) PageMaker
15 3 (0.79%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (10.03%) 3G
1 38 (10.03%) 2G
2 25 (6.60%) LTE
3 22 (5.80%) Wireless
4 7 (1.85%) LAN
4 7 (1.85%) WAN
5 3 (0.79%) DWDM
5 3 (0.79%) DSL
6 1 (0.26%) TETRA
6 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (6.60%) Visual Studio
2 16 (4.22%) Eclipse
3 13 (3.43%) XMLSpy
4 2 (0.53%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.53%) Serena SBM
4 2 (0.53%) Subversion
4 2 (0.53%) JIRA
5 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
General
1 54 (14.25%) Marketing
2 51 (13.46%) Telecoms
3 41 (10.82%) Finance
4 35 (9.23%) Electronics
5 19 (5.01%) Manufacturing
5 19 (5.01%) Publishing
6 12 (3.17%) Automotive
7 9 (2.37%) Banking
8 8 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (1.85%) Finnish Language
9 7 (1.85%) French Language
9 7 (1.85%) German Language
9 7 (1.85%) Italian Language
9 7 (1.85%) Swedish Language
10 4 (1.06%) Legal
11 3 (0.79%) Games
12 1 (0.26%) Retail
12 1 (0.26%) Avionics
12 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (36.68%) HTML
2 112 (29.55%) CSS
3 102 (26.91%) XML
4 29 (7.65%) .NET
5 23 (6.07%) XSLT
6 7 (1.85%) JSP
7 4 (1.06%) jQuery
8 3 (0.79%) REST
8 3 (0.79%) SOAP
8 3 (0.79%) JSON
9 2 (0.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.87%) Computer Science
2 26 (6.86%) User Experience
3 24 (6.33%) E-Learning
4 13 (3.43%) Client/Server
4 13 (3.43%) Mathematics
5 11 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.64%) Life Science
7 8 (2.11%) Chemistry
7 8 (2.11%) Biology
8 7 (1.85%) Graphic Design
9 6 (1.58%) 3D Graphics
10 5 (1.32%) Wiki
11 4 (1.06%) Blog
11 4 (1.06%) Podcast
12 2 (0.53%) Social Media
12 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.53%) Animation
13 1 (0.26%) NHS
13 1 (0.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.44%) Windows
2 13 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (3.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (2.64%) Apple iOS
3 10 (2.64%) Android
4 9 (2.37%) Linux
5 5 (1.32%) Mac OS X
5 5 (1.32%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (12.14%) Content Management
3 38 (10.03%) OO
4 14 (3.69%) Workflow
5 13 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (2.64%) Project Management
6 10 (2.64%) Scrum
6 10 (2.64%) Mentoring
7 9 (2.37%) Coaching
7 9 (2.37%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (2.11%) Performance Analysis
8 8 (2.11%) Time Management
9 5 (1.32%) UML
10 4 (1.06%) Service Delivery
10 4 (1.06%) Validation
10 4 (1.06%) ITIL
10 4 (1.06%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (1.06%) Information Security
10 4 (1.06%) Software Engineering
11 3 (0.79%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 39 (10.29%) C++
2 33 (8.71%) C
3 30 (7.92%) Java
4 18 (4.75%) Python
5 12 (3.17%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.11%) Perl
7 7 (1.85%) C#
8 1 (0.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (26.12%) Degree
2 19 (5.01%) HNC
3 15 (3.96%) Security Cleared
4 14 (3.69%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) ISEB
6 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.64%) QA
2 7 (1.85%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.53%) SLA
3 2 (0.53%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.26%) GAMP
System Software
1 17 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 75 (19.79%) Adobe
2 51 (13.46%) Microsoft
3 25 (6.60%) Atlassian
4 19 (5.01%) VMware
5 3 (0.79%) Oracle
6 2 (0.53%) Perforce
6 2 (0.53%) Serena
7 1 (0.26%) Cisco
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