The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Writer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Technical Writer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Writer
Rank 870 830 828
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 26 51 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.047% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.050% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 21 44 45
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%

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
107752 102864 107643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.55% 94.57% 95.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88108 85518 91703
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Technical Writer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Technical Writer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 24 October 2014 within the UK.

Technical Writer Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Writer
Top 21 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 -32 26 £34,000 -2.85% 4
London +14 9 £35,000 -22.22% 2
South East -7 8 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Berkshire -1 4 £35,000 -17.64%
Gloucestershire -7 4 £30,000 -14.28%
South West -29 4 £30,000 -7.69%
Surrey - 4 - - 1
East of England -30 3 £40,000 +23.07%
Reading +1 2 £35,000 -17.64%
Hertfordshire -16 2 £40,000 +77.77%
Camberley - 2 - -
Egham - 2 - -
North West -21 1 £42,500 +13.33%
Bracknell - 1 £26,500 -
Cambridge - 1 £34,000 -
Derby - 1 £34,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £34,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £42,500 -
Derbyshire - 1 £34,000 -
Warrington - 1 £42,500 -
East Midlands - 1 £34,000 -

Technical Writer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Technical Writer 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 Writer in their job title.

1 28 (35.44%) HTML
2 25 (31.65%) FrameMaker
3 24 (30.38%) CSS
4 23 (29.11%) RoboHelp
5 22 (27.85%) Finance
6 21 (26.58%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (24.05%) XML
8 18 (22.78%) Content Management
9 16 (20.25%) Degree
9 16 (20.25%) Microsoft
10 13 (16.46%) Adobe
11 10 (12.66%) Acrobat
11 10 (12.66%) Management Information System
11 10 (12.66%) CMS
11 10 (12.66%) XSLT
12 9 (11.39%) MS Office
12 9 (11.39%) Project Management
13 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (7.59%) Publishing
14 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
14 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
14 6 (7.59%) MS Visio
15 5 (6.33%) OO
15 5 (6.33%) SOAP
15 5 (6.33%) REST
15 5 (6.33%) Marketing
15 5 (6.33%) JSON
15 5 (6.33%) QA
16 4 (5.06%) Atlassian
16 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Technical Writer 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 Writer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (12.66%) CMS
2 4 (5.06%) Confluence
3 3 (3.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (31.65%) FrameMaker
2 23 (29.11%) RoboHelp
3 10 (12.66%) Acrobat
4 9 (11.39%) MS Office
5 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
5 6 (7.59%) MS Visio
6 2 (2.53%) CorelDRAW
6 2 (2.53%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (2.53%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (1.27%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.80%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (3.80%) MS Access
1 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio
1 4 (5.06%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.53%) Eclipse
General
1 22 (27.85%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Publishing
3 5 (6.33%) Marketing
4 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.06%) Banking
5 2 (2.53%) Retail
5 2 (2.53%) Legal
5 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (35.44%) HTML
2 24 (30.38%) CSS
3 19 (24.05%) XML
4 10 (12.66%) XSLT
5 5 (6.33%) JSON
5 5 (6.33%) SOAP
5 5 (6.33%) REST
6 4 (5.06%) .NET
7 1 (1.27%) Web Services
7 1 (1.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Management Information System
2 8 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.06%) User Experience
3 4 (5.06%) E-Learning
4 3 (3.80%) Economics
4 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.80%) Fixed Income
4 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.53%) EFT
5 2 (2.53%) Wiki
6 1 (1.27%) Social Media
6 1 (1.27%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.80%) Windows
1 3 (3.80%) Android
1 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.53%) Linux
2 2 (2.53%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.58%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (22.78%) Content Management
3 9 (11.39%) Project Management
4 5 (6.33%) OO
5 4 (5.06%) OOD
5 4 (5.06%) Service Management
5 4 (5.06%) Information Security
6 3 (3.80%) Investment Management
6 3 (3.80%) Scrum
6 3 (3.80%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.53%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (2.53%) ITIL
7 2 (2.53%) ITSM
8 1 (1.27%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.27%) Workflow
8 1 (1.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.27%) Usability Engineering
8 1 (1.27%) Test Scripting
8 1 (1.27%) Automated Testing
8 1 (1.27%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
2 4 (5.06%) C#
2 4 (5.06%) Java
3 3 (3.80%) SQL
3 3 (3.80%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.80%) VBA
4 2 (2.53%) Python
4 2 (2.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (20.25%) Degree
2 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) PhD
4 1 (1.27%) ISEB
4 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) QA
2 4 (5.06%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.27%) GAMP
Vendors
1 16 (20.25%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.46%) Adobe
3 4 (5.06%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.53%) ServiceNow
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