The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Technical Writer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Writer
Rank 880 906 945
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +39
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 44 70 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.063% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.065% 0.050%
Number of salaries quoted 34 55 52
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,425 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £42,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%

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
93561 106940 116399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.39% 96.49% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 78889 88177 95218
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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 median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Technical Writer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Technical Writer in the job title.

Technical Writer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Writer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the UK.

Technical Writer Salary Trend in the UK

Technical Writer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Technical Writer over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 within the UK.

Technical Writer Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Writer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 41 £37,500 +4.16% 4
London +44 22 £40,000 +3.22% 2
North West +26 4 £35,000 -
Manchester +7 4 £35,000 -
Birmingham - 4 £40,250 -
West Midlands - 4 £40,250 -
Yorkshire +26 3 £31,500 +40.00%
Romford -9 3 £42,000 +2.43%
East Midlands - 3 £32,500 -
Scotland +4 2 £36,250 +11.53% 2
South East 0 2 £41,750 +4.37% 2
South West - 2 £38,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £38,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £34,500 -
Derbyshire - 2 £32,500 -
Derby - 2 £32,500 -
Leeds - 2 £34,500 -
Surrey +32 1 £47,500 - 1
East of England +29 1 £37,500 +16.27%
Buckinghamshire +28 1 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Edinburgh +12 1 £47,500 +46.15% 1
Cambridge +5 1 £37,500 +15.38%
Cambridgeshire +3 1 £37,500 +15.38%
Glasgow -15 1 £25,000 -20.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £27,500 -
County Antrim - 1 £27,500 -
Belfast - 1 £27,500 -
Aylesbury - 1 £36,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
Middlesbrough - 1 £30,000 -

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, Technical Writer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Technical Writer in the job title.

1 49 (39.52%) XML
2 48 (38.71%) Degree
3 46 (37.10%) HTML
4 32 (25.81%) Microsoft
5 30 (24.19%) MS Office
6 22 (17.74%) Computer Science
7 20 (16.13%) Marketing
8 19 (15.32%) Management Information System
8 19 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (15.32%) MS Excel
9 17 (13.71%) RoboHelp
9 17 (13.71%) MS PowerPoint
10 16 (12.90%) Publishing
10 16 (12.90%) CSS
11 14 (11.29%) Telecoms
11 14 (11.29%) Content Management
11 14 (11.29%) e-Learning
11 14 (11.29%) Blog
11 14 (11.29%) SaaS
12 13 (10.48%) XMetaL
12 13 (10.48%) SQL
13 12 (9.68%) Adobe
14 11 (8.87%) Active Directory
14 11 (8.87%) Project Management
14 11 (8.87%) C
14 11 (8.87%) Windows
14 11 (8.87%) Finance
14 11 (8.87%) FrameMaker
15 10 (8.06%) CMS
15 10 (8.06%) Subversion

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (8.06%) CMS
2 9 (7.26%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.84%) Confluence
Applications
1 30 (24.19%) MS Office
2 19 (15.32%) MS Excel
3 17 (13.71%) MS PowerPoint
3 17 (13.71%) RoboHelp
4 13 (10.48%) XMetaL
5 11 (8.87%) FrameMaker
6 9 (7.26%) Acrobat
6 9 (7.26%) Photoshop
7 7 (5.65%) MS Visio
8 6 (4.84%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.29%) SaaS
2 7 (5.65%) GitHub
3 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.61%) IaaS
5 2 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.03%) Internet
2 4 (3.23%) Intranet
3 2 (1.61%) VoIP
4 1 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.42%) RDBMS
1 3 (2.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (8.06%) Subversion
2 5 (4.03%) Rational Rose
3 2 (1.61%) Selenium
4 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (16.13%) Marketing
2 16 (12.90%) Publishing
3 14 (11.29%) Telecoms
4 11 (8.87%) Finance
5 5 (4.03%) Legal
6 4 (3.23%) Electronics
7 3 (2.42%) Games
7 3 (2.42%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.61%) Billing
8 2 (1.61%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.81%) Banking
9 1 (0.81%) Law
9 1 (0.81%) Local Government
9 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (39.52%) XML
2 46 (37.10%) HTML
3 16 (12.90%) CSS
4 8 (6.45%) .NET
5 6 (4.84%) Web Services
6 5 (4.03%) WSDL
6 5 (4.03%) XML Schema
6 5 (4.03%) XSD
7 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.61%) XSLT
8 1 (0.81%) HTML5
8 1 (0.81%) Middleware
8 1 (0.81%) XHTML
8 1 (0.81%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.74%) Computer Science
2 19 (15.32%) Management Information System
3 14 (11.29%) Blog
3 14 (11.29%) e-Learning
4 9 (7.26%) Mathematics
4 9 (7.26%) User Experience
5 8 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (5.65%) Learning Management System
7 6 (4.84%) Chemistry
7 6 (4.84%) Fintech
7 6 (4.84%) Physics
8 4 (3.23%) Digital Media
9 3 (2.42%) Copywriting
9 3 (2.42%) Economics
9 3 (2.42%) Online Games
9 3 (2.42%) Social Media
9 3 (2.42%) Taxonomies
9 3 (2.42%) Wiki
10 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.81%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.87%) Windows
2 4 (3.23%) Linux
2 4 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (11.29%) Content Management
3 11 (8.87%) Project Management
4 10 (8.06%) Software Engineering
5 9 (7.26%) Information Architecture
5 9 (7.26%) Time Management
6 8 (6.45%) Scrum
7 7 (5.65%) B2B
8 6 (4.84%) Configuration Management
8 6 (4.84%) Product Management
8 6 (4.84%) SDLC
9 5 (4.03%) Business Analysis
9 5 (4.03%) Presales
9 5 (4.03%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.03%) System Testing
9 5 (4.03%) Test Scripting
9 5 (4.03%) UML
9 5 (4.03%) Web Design
10 3 (2.42%) Business Development
10 3 (2.42%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.48%) SQL
2 11 (8.87%) C
3 8 (6.45%) C#
3 8 (6.45%) C++
3 8 (6.45%) Java
4 5 (4.03%) Python
5 4 (3.23%) Lua
5 4 (3.23%) Perl
6 2 (1.61%) PHP
7 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (38.71%) Degree
2 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) QA
2 2 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (8.87%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.03%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.84%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (25.81%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.68%) Adobe
3 6 (4.84%) Atlassian
3 6 (4.84%) Oracle
4 5 (4.03%) RedGate
5 3 (2.42%) Perforce
5 3 (2.42%) VMware
6 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.81%) SAP
6 1 (0.81%) Toshiba
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