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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Author
Rank 751 840 741
Rank change year-on-year
+89 -99
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 179 115 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.11% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 129 70 180
Average salary £36,000 £36,125 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.34% -4.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £32,500 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,250 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-0.68% -6.45%

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
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +77 170 £37,500 +3.44% 24
South East +43 60 £36,000 -15.29% 6
London +44 44 £37,500 +9.48% 5
Cambridgeshire +24 42 £37,500 +3.44% 5
East of England +2 42 £37,500 +4.16% 6
Cambridge +18 38 £37,500 +3.44% 5
Yorkshire +27 20 £30,000 -33.33% 4
Hampshire +36 17 £32,500 -23.52%
Buckinghamshire +13 17 £36,000 +2.85% 6
Leeds - 14 £30,000 -
West Yorkshire - 14 £30,000 -
Oxfordshire +2 13 £27,500 -42.10%
Aylesbury - 10 £36,000 - 4
Southampton - 9 £32,500 -
Surrey +10 7 £67,500 +116.86%
Berkshire +5 5 - -
Oxford -3 5 £50,000 +53.84%
Ealing -12 4 £40,000 +23.07%
Basingstoke - 4 £37,500 -
Farnborough - 4 £36,000 -
North Yorkshire +21 3 £36,500 -18.88% 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £30,000 - 3
Sheffield - 3 £30,000 - 3
Scotland -2 2 £31,750 -2.30%
East Midlands -7 2 £19,000 -52.50% 1
Glasgow - 2 £31,750 -
North West +32 1 £34,000 +25.92% 1
Middlesex - 1 £45,000 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £19,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

Technical Author
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 103 (30.29%) HTML
2 88 (25.88%) Microsoft
3 84 (24.71%) MS Office
4 75 (22.06%) Degree
5 68 (20.00%) XML
6 66 (19.41%) MS Excel
7 60 (17.65%) Adobe
8 55 (16.18%) CSS
9 53 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
10 50 (14.71%) RoboHelp
11 48 (14.12%) Computer Science
12 42 (12.35%) Content Management
13 40 (11.76%) CMS
14 37 (10.88%) Telecoms
14 37 (10.88%) C++
15 33 (9.71%) Acrobat
15 33 (9.71%) Electronics
15 33 (9.71%) Finance
16 29 (8.53%) JavaScript
17 28 (8.24%) Photoshop
18 27 (7.94%) MS Visio
19 25 (7.35%) Project Management
19 25 (7.35%) Software Engineering
20 24 (7.06%) XMetaL
20 24 (7.06%) Publishing
21 23 (6.76%) MS PowerPoint
21 23 (6.76%) Java
22 21 (6.18%) FrameMaker
22 21 (6.18%) Marketing
22 21 (6.18%) Confluence

Technical Author
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 40 (11.76%) CMS
2 21 (6.18%) Confluence
3 13 (3.82%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.88%) MediaWiki
4 3 (0.88%) WordPress
5 1 (0.29%) JBoss
5 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 84 (24.71%) MS Office
2 66 (19.41%) MS Excel
3 50 (14.71%) RoboHelp
4 33 (9.71%) Acrobat
5 28 (8.24%) Photoshop
6 27 (7.94%) MS Visio
7 24 (7.06%) XMetaL
8 23 (6.76%) MS PowerPoint
9 21 (6.18%) FrameMaker
10 15 (4.41%) PaintShop Pro
11 14 (4.12%) Adobe Captivate
12 12 (3.53%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.59%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
14 1 (0.29%) CorelDRAW
14 1 (0.29%) GIMP
14 1 (0.29%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.65%) SaaS
2 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.12%) VoIP
2 7 (2.06%) Internet
3 4 (1.18%) Intranet
4 2 (0.59%) 2G
4 2 (0.59%) 3G
4 2 (0.59%) LTE
5 1 (0.29%) IP Telephony
5 1 (0.29%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 7 (2.06%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.59%) MySQL
3 2 (0.59%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 18 (5.29%) Subversion
2 2 (0.59%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (0.59%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (0.59%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.29%) Ant
3 1 (0.29%) JIRA
3 1 (0.29%) Rational Rose
General
1 37 (10.88%) Telecoms
2 33 (9.71%) Electronics
2 33 (9.71%) Finance
3 24 (7.06%) Publishing
4 21 (6.18%) Marketing
5 17 (5.00%) Multimedia
6 13 (3.82%) Banking
7 8 (2.35%) Automotive
8 5 (1.47%) Front Office
8 5 (1.47%) Local Government
9 4 (1.18%) French Language
9 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.88%) Back Office
10 3 (0.88%) Legal
11 1 (0.29%) German Language
11 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.29%) Retail
11 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (30.29%) HTML
2 68 (20.00%) XML
3 55 (16.18%) CSS
4 10 (2.94%) .NET
5 8 (2.35%) .NET Framework
6 7 (2.06%) XHTML
7 3 (0.88%) XSLT
8 2 (0.59%) Flash
8 2 (0.59%) RESTful
9 1 (0.29%) JMS
9 1 (0.29%) Web Services
9 1 (0.29%) WSDL
9 1 (0.29%) XML Schema
9 1 (0.29%) XSD
9 1 (0.29%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 48 (14.12%) Computer Science
2 11 (3.24%) User Experience
3 10 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.76%) Digital Media
5 6 (1.76%) e-Learning
5 6 (1.76%) Wiki
6 5 (1.47%) Blog
7 4 (1.18%) Internet of Things
7 4 (1.18%) Physics
8 3 (0.88%) Learning Management System
8 3 (0.88%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.59%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.59%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.59%) Social Network
9 2 (0.59%) Video Editing
9 2 (0.59%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.29%) Animation
10 1 (0.29%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.29%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.24%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (12.35%) Content Management
3 25 (7.35%) Project Management
3 25 (7.35%) Software Engineering
4 18 (5.29%) Mentoring
5 17 (5.00%) Coaching
6 15 (4.41%) Analytics
7 12 (3.53%) Scrum
8 10 (2.94%) Business Development
8 10 (2.94%) CAD
8 10 (2.94%) Product Management
8 10 (2.94%) Software Testing
9 8 (2.35%) Document Management
9 8 (2.35%) E-Commerce
10 7 (2.06%) CRM
10 7 (2.06%) Information Architecture
10 7 (2.06%) Multithreading
10 7 (2.06%) SDLC
10 7 (2.06%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (1.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.88%) C++
2 29 (8.53%) JavaScript
3 23 (6.76%) Java
4 18 (5.29%) C
5 17 (5.00%) Python
6 15 (4.41%) VBScript
7 12 (3.53%) SQL
8 10 (2.94%) C#
9 9 (2.65%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.29%) PHP
10 1 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 75 (22.06%) Degree
2 7 (2.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.59%) HNC
4 1 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.29%) QA
2 1 (0.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.29%) GCP
System Software
1 7 (2.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 88 (25.88%) Microsoft
2 60 (17.65%) Adobe
3 18 (5.29%) Atlassian
4 16 (4.71%) Perforce
5 5 (1.47%) Northgate
6 4 (1.18%) Oracle
7 2 (0.59%) Avaya
7 2 (0.59%) IBM
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco
8 1 (0.29%) Quark
8 1 (0.29%) SAP
8 1 (0.29%) Toshiba
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