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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Author
Rank 726 648 722
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +74
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 178 237 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 129 186 140
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%

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
107528 102254 109513
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.52% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 87765 84921 93187
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £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%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -71 178 £35,000 -2.77% 18
East of England -40 78 £33,000 -10.20% 4
Cambridgeshire -13 37 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Cambridge -12 35 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Bedfordshire -19 35 £31,000 -4.61% 2
London -60 31 £35,000 -6.66% 3
South East -22 17 £35,000 -12.50% 4
South West -17 16 £37,500 +10.29% 1
East Midlands - 16 £26,250 - 3
Bedford -7 13 £31,500 +10.52% 1
Leicestershire - 10 - - 3
Yorkshire -20 9 £35,000 +19.65% 1
North Yorkshire -10 7 £35,000 -
North West -4 6 £42,500 +37.09%
Gloucestershire -8 6 £37,500 +8.69%
Berkshire - 6 £32,750 -
West Sussex - 6 £35,000 -
Bristol +3 5 £37,500 - 1
Somerset -7 5 £27,000 -16.92%
Bath -8 5 £27,000 -16.92%
Harrogate -11 4 £35,000 -
Cheshire -12 4 £42,500 +13.33%
West Midlands -24 4 £30,500 -15.86% 2
Suffolk - 4 - -
Ipswich - 4 - -
Warrington -9 3 £42,500 +13.33%
Surrey -17 3 £37,500 -21.05% 2
York - 3 £35,000 -
Derbyshire - 3 £25,000 -
Manchester -16 2 £27,000 +8.00%

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 136 (37.57%) HTML
2 105 (29.01%) CSS
3 93 (25.69%) XML
4 90 (24.86%) Degree
5 77 (21.27%) Adobe
5 77 (21.27%) FrameMaker
6 72 (19.89%) MS Excel
7 63 (17.40%) Acrobat
8 56 (15.47%) RoboHelp
8 56 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
9 53 (14.64%) Content Management
10 52 (14.36%) Marketing
11 47 (12.98%) C++
12 46 (12.71%) OO
13 45 (12.43%) MS Office
14 44 (12.15%) Microsoft
15 43 (11.88%) C
16 41 (11.33%) Telecoms
17 40 (11.05%) XMetaL
17 40 (11.05%) Computer Science
18 38 (10.50%) Windows
19 37 (10.22%) MS Visio
20 36 (9.94%) Java
21 34 (9.39%) .NET
22 32 (8.84%) 3G
22 32 (8.84%) 2G
23 30 (8.29%) Finance
24 29 (8.01%) Adobe Illustrator
24 29 (8.01%) SaaS
24 29 (8.01%) User Experience

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 28 (7.73%) Confluence
2 14 (3.87%) MS Exchange
3 12 (3.31%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.83%) CMS
5 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.28%) IIS
Applications
1 77 (21.27%) FrameMaker
2 72 (19.89%) MS Excel
3 63 (17.40%) Acrobat
4 56 (15.47%) RoboHelp
5 45 (12.43%) MS Office
6 40 (11.05%) XMetaL
7 37 (10.22%) MS Visio
8 29 (8.01%) Adobe Illustrator
9 27 (7.46%) PaintShop Pro
10 11 (3.04%) Adobe Captivate
11 9 (2.49%) MS PowerPoint
12 8 (2.21%) Photoshop
13 7 (1.93%) Doxygen
14 4 (1.10%) CorelDRAW
15 3 (0.83%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.84%) 3G
1 32 (8.84%) 2G
2 22 (6.08%) LTE
3 19 (5.25%) Wireless
4 11 (3.04%) LAN
4 11 (3.04%) WAN
5 5 (1.38%) DSL
5 5 (1.38%) DWDM
6 1 (0.28%) TETRA
6 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (7.73%) Visual Studio
2 22 (6.08%) Eclipse
3 10 (2.76%) XMLSpy
4 2 (0.55%) Serena SBM
4 2 (0.55%) Bugzilla
4 2 (0.55%) JIRA
5 1 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 52 (14.36%) Marketing
2 41 (11.33%) Telecoms
3 30 (8.29%) Finance
4 23 (6.35%) Electronics
5 18 (4.97%) Publishing
6 17 (4.70%) Automotive
7 16 (4.42%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.76%) Banking
9 8 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.93%) Games
11 4 (1.10%) Legal
12 3 (0.83%) Retail
13 1 (0.28%) Avionics
13 1 (0.28%) Advertising
13 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (37.57%) HTML
2 105 (29.01%) CSS
3 93 (25.69%) XML
4 34 (9.39%) .NET
5 21 (5.80%) XSLT
6 7 (1.93%) JSP
7 6 (1.66%) jQuery
8 4 (1.10%) SOAP
8 4 (1.10%) JSON
8 4 (1.10%) REST
9 2 (0.55%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 1 (0.28%) XSL
10 1 (0.28%) Web Services
10 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.05%) Computer Science
2 29 (8.01%) User Experience
3 22 (6.08%) E-Learning
4 14 (3.87%) Mathematics
4 14 (3.87%) Client/Server
5 11 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.76%) 3D Graphics
6 10 (2.76%) Life Science
7 8 (2.21%) Chemistry
7 8 (2.21%) Biology
8 5 (1.38%) Wiki
9 4 (1.10%) Blog
9 4 (1.10%) Podcast
9 4 (1.10%) Social Media
10 2 (0.55%) EFT
10 2 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.28%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.28%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (10.50%) Windows
2 14 (3.87%) Apple iOS
2 14 (3.87%) Windows Server 2012
2 14 (3.87%) Android
2 14 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (3.87%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (2.21%) Linux
4 5 (1.38%) Mac OS X
4 5 (1.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (14.64%) Content Management
3 46 (12.71%) OO
4 14 (3.87%) Mentoring
4 14 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (3.31%) Coaching
6 11 (3.04%) Performance Analysis
6 11 (3.04%) Workflow
7 10 (2.76%) Validation
7 10 (2.76%) Scrum
8 9 (2.49%) Project Management
9 8 (2.21%) Software Engineering
10 7 (1.93%) Time Management
10 7 (1.93%) 3D Programming
11 6 (1.66%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (1.38%) UML
13 4 (1.10%) ITIL
13 4 (1.10%) OOD
13 4 (1.10%) Information Security
13 4 (1.10%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 47 (12.98%) C++
2 43 (11.88%) C
3 36 (9.94%) Java
4 25 (6.91%) Python
5 15 (4.14%) JavaScript
6 12 (3.31%) C#
7 11 (3.04%) Perl
8 1 (0.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (24.86%) Degree
2 15 (4.14%) Security Cleared
3 14 (3.87%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.87%) HNC
4 7 (1.93%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.76%) QA
2 9 (2.49%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.10%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.55%) SLA
5 1 (0.28%) GAMP
System Software
1 20 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 77 (21.27%) Adobe
2 44 (12.15%) Microsoft
3 28 (7.73%) Atlassian
4 22 (6.08%) VMware
5 3 (0.83%) Oracle
6 2 (0.55%) Serena
6 2 (0.55%) Perforce
7 1 (0.28%) Red Gate
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco
Birmingham
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: 22000-27000 Per Annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £45000 - £60000 Per Annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: Industry leading salary benefi
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £28000 to £42000 per annum - Excellent Benefits and Culture
Posted: 6 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: circa 30-45k+Bonus+Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicestershire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + good benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: From £28,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Enfield
Blue Town Online
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago