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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Author
Rank 676 749 640
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -109
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 225 184 240
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 180 162 194
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £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
104684 113642 104161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.50% 94.51% 94.57%
Number of salaries quoted 86404 93317 86694
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 £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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +77 221 £35,000 - 22
South East +85 106 £40,000 +18.51% 8
East of England +14 66 £31,500 -8.69% 5
Buckinghamshire - 45 £40,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +18 36 £30,000 -14.28% 3
London +38 28 £41,000 +2.50% 3
Bedfordshire +17 26 £31,500 +1.61% 1
Surrey +30 21 £50,000 +56.25% 4
Yorkshire -17 20 £35,000 - 3
Cambridge -5 18 £40,000 +14.28%
Aylesbury - 17 £45,000 - 1
Berkshire +6 16 £40,000 +31.14% 2
Hampshire +16 14 £35,000 -6.66%
North Yorkshire +9 12 £35,000 - 1
Reading +5 9 £36,250 -20.76%
Basingstoke - 9 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire +14 7 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Milton Keynes - 7 £24,000 -
Sheffield -31 6 £23,250 -33.57%
South Yorkshire -32 6 £23,250 -33.57%
Oxford +7 5 £40,000 +6.66% 1
East Midlands +7 5 £23,500 -28.78%
Woking +26 4 £34,000 -2.85% 1
North West +11 4 £37,000 -7.50%
Hertfordshire +3 4 £60,000 - 1
Manchester +3 4 £37,000 -7.50%
Guildford - 4 £41,250 - 1
York - 4 £35,000 -
St Neots - 3 £24,000 -
Lincolnshire - 3 £27,500 -

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 119 (31.48%) HTML
2 87 (23.02%) Degree
3 82 (21.69%) MS Excel
4 81 (21.43%) XML
5 79 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (19.84%) MS Office
7 74 (19.58%) FrameMaker
8 70 (18.52%) Telecoms
9 68 (17.99%) Microsoft
10 61 (16.14%) Adobe
11 50 (13.23%) Electronics
11 50 (13.23%) Content Management
12 48 (12.70%) RoboHelp
13 44 (11.64%) CSS
14 43 (11.38%) Publishing
15 41 (10.85%) MS Visio
16 40 (10.58%) Marketing
17 36 (9.52%) Acrobat
18 33 (8.73%) Line Management
19 30 (7.94%) Finance
20 29 (7.67%) VoIP
21 28 (7.41%) C++
21 28 (7.41%) Computer Science
22 27 (7.14%) Java
22 27 (7.14%) C
22 27 (7.14%) Scrum
23 26 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
24 25 (6.61%) Photoshop
25 24 (6.35%) Automotive
25 24 (6.35%) User Experience

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 8 (2.12%) CMS
2 6 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.59%) Confluence
3 4 (1.06%) Documentum
4 3 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (0.79%) Alfresco
4 3 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.53%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 82 (21.69%) MS Excel
2 75 (19.84%) MS Office
3 74 (19.58%) FrameMaker
4 48 (12.70%) RoboHelp
5 41 (10.85%) MS Visio
6 36 (9.52%) Acrobat
7 25 (6.61%) Photoshop
8 22 (5.82%) Adobe Illustrator
9 16 (4.23%) PaintShop Pro
10 11 (2.91%) MS PowerPoint
11 7 (1.85%) XMetaL
12 6 (1.59%) Adobe Captivate
13 4 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
13 4 (1.06%) InDesign
14 3 (0.79%) PageMaker
14 3 (0.79%) QuarkXPress
15 1 (0.26%) ZBrush
15 1 (0.26%) Mudbox
15 1 (0.26%) Maya
15 1 (0.26%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.67%) VoIP
2 20 (5.29%) 3G
2 20 (5.29%) 2G
2 20 (5.29%) LTE
3 9 (2.38%) Internet
4 6 (1.59%) DNS
4 6 (1.59%) LDAP
5 5 (1.32%) GSM
5 5 (1.32%) UMTS
5 5 (1.32%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (0.53%) HTTP
7 1 (0.26%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (4.23%) Eclipse
2 10 (2.65%) JIRA
3 9 (2.38%) TeamCity
3 9 (2.38%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.59%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.32%) XMLSpy
6 1 (0.26%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.26%) Rational Rose
6 1 (0.26%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 70 (18.52%) Telecoms
2 50 (13.23%) Electronics
3 43 (11.38%) Publishing
4 40 (10.58%) Marketing
5 30 (7.94%) Finance
6 24 (6.35%) Automotive
7 16 (4.23%) Banking
8 15 (3.97%) Legal
9 11 (2.91%) Manufacturing
10 8 (2.12%) Retail
11 6 (1.59%) French Language
12 3 (0.79%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.79%) Games
13 2 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
13 2 (0.53%) German Language
14 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.26%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (31.48%) HTML
2 81 (21.43%) XML
3 44 (11.64%) CSS
4 17 (4.50%) XSLT
5 14 (3.70%) JMS
6 8 (2.12%) .NET
7 6 (1.59%) Web Services
8 3 (0.79%) Middleware
9 2 (0.53%) XSL
9 2 (0.53%) HTML5
10 1 (0.26%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.26%) XSD
10 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.26%) WSDL
10 1 (0.26%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 26 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (6.35%) User Experience
4 18 (4.76%) Wiki
5 16 (4.23%) E-Learning
6 9 (2.38%) Physics
7 8 (2.12%) Internet of Things
8 6 (1.59%) Digital Media
8 6 (1.59%) Streaming Video
8 6 (1.59%) Copywriting
9 5 (1.32%) Derivative
9 5 (1.32%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.06%) EFT
11 3 (0.79%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.79%) Photography
12 2 (0.53%) Graphic Design
12 2 (0.53%) GIS
12 2 (0.53%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.53%) Data Centre
13 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (2.65%) Windows
2 8 (2.12%) Linux
3 7 (1.85%) Mac OS X
4 4 (1.06%) UNIX
5 3 (0.79%) CentOS
6 2 (0.53%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.26%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (13.23%) Content Management
3 33 (8.73%) Line Management
4 27 (7.14%) Scrum
5 23 (6.08%) Product Management
5 23 (6.08%) Time Management
6 22 (5.82%) OO
7 21 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 21 (5.56%) Coaching
8 18 (4.76%) Workflow
9 13 (3.44%) Change Management
10 12 (3.17%) Migration
11 11 (2.91%) Software Engineering
12 9 (2.38%) Project Management
12 9 (2.38%) Information Architecture
13 8 (2.12%) Configuration Management
13 8 (2.12%) Technical Architecture
14 7 (1.85%) SDLC
15 6 (1.59%) Document Management
15 6 (1.59%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (7.41%) C++
2 27 (7.14%) Java
2 27 (7.14%) C
3 17 (4.50%) Python
4 16 (4.23%) Perl
5 4 (1.06%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.53%) C#
7 1 (0.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (23.02%) Degree
2 16 (4.23%) HNC
3 7 (1.85%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.53%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.53%) APMP
5 2 (0.53%) ISACA
6 1 (0.26%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.26%) HND
6 1 (0.26%) MCSE
6 1 (0.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.03%) QA
2 2 (0.53%) COBIT
Vendors
1 68 (17.99%) Microsoft
2 61 (16.14%) Adobe
3 15 (3.97%) Atlassian
4 13 (3.44%) SAP
5 5 (1.32%) Perforce
6 3 (0.79%) Sitecore
6 3 (0.79%) Cisco
7 1 (0.26%) EMC
Woking, Surrey
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + ben
Posted: 19 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: Good Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
North Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
JPS Selection
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Edissero Ltd
Salary: bonus + full benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 - 35,000 + 5% bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: good benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Aspire People IT
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago
West Midlands
SCC
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Aylesbury
Blue Town Online
Salary: £27000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago