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

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 696 741 604
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -137
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 203 186 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.17% 0.29%
Number of salaries quoted 176 165 243
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
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
104105 111560 103736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.31% 94.49% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 86198 90937 85872
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 £67,500 £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 5 August 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 5 August 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 +54 200 £35,000 - 34
South East +60 90 £40,000 +18.51% 10
East of England +5 57 £31,500 -10.00% 7
Buckinghamshire +30 33 £40,000 - 3
London +31 30 £48,750 +69.56% 5
Cambridgeshire +15 30 £30,000 -14.28% 6
Surrey +34 24 £50,000 +56.25% 4
Bedfordshire +7 22 £31,500 +1.61% 1
Yorkshire -13 21 £35,000 - 4
Berkshire +5 15 £35,000 +14.75% 1
North Yorkshire +6 12 £35,000 - 1
Cambridge 0 12 £36,250 +3.57% 4
Aylesbury - 12 £45,000 - 2
Leeds +18 9 £30,000 -30.49% 3
West Yorkshire +6 9 £30,000 -30.49% 3
York - 9 £35,000 -
Woking +22 8 £34,500 -1.42%
Oxfordshire +14 8 £40,000 +6.66%
Hampshire +11 8 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Reading -5 8 £47,500 +35.71% 1
Oxford +5 7 £40,000 +6.66%
Newbury +9 6 £30,000 -1.63%
North West -1 6 £37,000 -7.50% 3
Hertfordshire -3 5 £57,500 +27.77%
Basingstoke - 5 £35,000 -
Guildford - 4 £50,000 - 2
Manchester +3 3 £37,000 -7.50%
Milton Keynes -8 3 £37,500 -
Lincolnshire - 3 £27,500 -
Cheshire - 3 £37,500 - 3

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 126 (31.50%) HTML
2 99 (24.75%) Degree
3 88 (22.00%) Telecoms
4 87 (21.75%) Agile Software Development
5 86 (21.50%) Microsoft
6 84 (21.00%) FrameMaker
7 82 (20.50%) XML
8 79 (19.75%) MS Excel
9 74 (18.50%) MS Office
10 73 (18.25%) Adobe
11 55 (13.75%) RoboHelp
12 51 (12.75%) Content Management
13 46 (11.50%) Marketing
14 45 (11.25%) Electronics
15 42 (10.50%) Acrobat
16 39 (9.75%) Publishing
16 39 (9.75%) MS Visio
17 38 (9.50%) Computer Science
18 35 (8.75%) CSS
18 35 (8.75%) Finance
19 32 (8.00%) Scrum
19 32 (8.00%) VoIP
20 30 (7.50%) Photoshop
21 29 (7.25%) Product Management
22 28 (7.00%) Line Management
22 28 (7.00%) Java
23 27 (6.75%) Automotive
24 26 (6.50%) Time Management
25 25 (6.25%) LTE
25 25 (6.25%) 2G

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 (2.75%) CMS
2 9 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.00%) Documentum
4 3 (0.75%) Alfresco
4 3 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (0.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.25%) OpenEdge
6 1 (0.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 84 (21.00%) FrameMaker
2 79 (19.75%) MS Excel
3 74 (18.50%) MS Office
4 55 (13.75%) RoboHelp
5 42 (10.50%) Acrobat
6 39 (9.75%) MS Visio
7 30 (7.50%) Photoshop
8 23 (5.75%) Adobe Illustrator
9 16 (4.00%) PaintShop Pro
10 14 (3.50%) XMetaL
10 14 (3.50%) Adobe Captivate
11 13 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
12 5 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
13 4 (1.00%) InDesign
14 3 (0.75%) QuarkXPress
14 3 (0.75%) PageMaker
15 1 (0.25%) ZBrush
15 1 (0.25%) Mudbox
15 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
15 1 (0.25%) MODO
Business Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.00%) SaaS
2 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (8.00%) VoIP
2 25 (6.25%) 3G
2 25 (6.25%) 2G
2 25 (6.25%) LTE
3 9 (2.25%) Internet
4 6 (1.50%) DNS
4 6 (1.50%) LDAP
4 6 (1.50%) GSM
4 6 (1.50%) UMTS
5 5 (1.25%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.50%) HTTP
6 2 (0.50%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.50%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.50%) Eclipse
1 10 (2.50%) JIRA
2 9 (2.25%) TeamCity
2 9 (2.25%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.50%) XMLSpy
4 3 (0.75%) Subversion
5 2 (0.50%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.50%) Ant
6 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.25%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.25%) Bugzilla
General
1 88 (22.00%) Telecoms
2 46 (11.50%) Marketing
3 45 (11.25%) Electronics
4 39 (9.75%) Publishing
5 35 (8.75%) Finance
6 27 (6.75%) Automotive
7 11 (2.75%) French Language
8 10 (2.50%) Banking
8 10 (2.50%) Manufacturing
9 9 (2.25%) Legal
10 5 (1.25%) Multimedia
11 4 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.75%) Games
12 3 (0.75%) German Language
13 2 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.25%) Retail
14 1 (0.25%) Back Office
14 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (31.50%) HTML
2 82 (20.50%) XML
3 35 (8.75%) CSS
4 19 (4.75%) JMS
5 13 (3.25%) XSLT
6 7 (1.75%) HTML5
6 7 (1.75%) .NET
7 6 (1.50%) Web Services
8 5 (1.25%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.00%) Application Packaging
10 2 (0.50%) RESTful
10 2 (0.50%) Middleware
11 1 (0.25%) WSDL
11 1 (0.25%) XML Schema
11 1 (0.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.50%) Computer Science
2 23 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (5.50%) User Experience
4 18 (4.50%) Wiki
5 16 (4.00%) E-Learning
6 14 (3.50%) Physics
7 8 (2.00%) Internet of Things
8 7 (1.75%) Copywriting
8 7 (1.75%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.50%) Streaming Video
9 6 (1.50%) Digital Media
10 5 (1.25%) Derivative
11 4 (1.00%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.75%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.75%) Photography
13 2 (0.50%) Graphic Design
13 2 (0.50%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.50%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.50%) PMI
13 2 (0.50%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.50%) Windows
2 7 (1.75%) Linux
2 7 (1.75%) Mac OS X
3 3 (0.75%) UNIX
4 2 (0.50%) CentOS
5 1 (0.25%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (21.75%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (12.75%) Content Management
3 32 (8.00%) Scrum
4 29 (7.25%) Product Management
5 28 (7.00%) Line Management
6 26 (6.50%) Time Management
7 21 (5.25%) Workflow
8 16 (4.00%) Migration
8 16 (4.00%) Coaching
9 13 (3.25%) Mentoring
9 13 (3.25%) Change Management
10 12 (3.00%) Information Architecture
11 11 (2.75%) OO
11 11 (2.75%) Software Engineering
12 10 (2.50%) Project Management
13 9 (2.25%) SDLC
14 8 (2.00%) Technical Architecture
14 8 (2.00%) ITSM
14 8 (2.00%) ITIL
14 8 (2.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.00%) Java
2 16 (4.00%) C++
3 15 (3.75%) C
4 11 (2.75%) Python
5 10 (2.50%) Perl
6 6 (1.50%) C#
7 4 (1.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (24.75%) Degree
2 19 (4.75%) HNC
3 8 (2.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (0.75%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.50%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.50%) APMP
5 2 (0.50%) ISACA
6 1 (0.25%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.25%) MCSE
6 1 (0.25%) MCSA
6 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.75%) QA
2 2 (0.50%) COBIT
3 1 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.25%) GCP
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 86 (21.50%) Microsoft
2 73 (18.25%) Adobe
3 13 (3.25%) SAP
4 10 (2.50%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.00%) Perforce
6 3 (0.75%) Sitecore
6 3 (0.75%) Cisco
7 2 (0.50%) Casewise
8 1 (0.25%) EMC
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