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 28 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Writer
UK
Rank 822 861 917
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +56
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 29 81 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.080% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.083% 0.038%
Number of salaries quoted 21 76 29
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,250 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,750 £34,000 £36,250
% change year-on-year
-0.73% -6.20%

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
80972 97334 101928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.31% 96.44% 96.68%
Number of salaries quoted 67196 81538 83871
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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 28 February 2017 within the UK.

Technical Writer Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Writer
Top 20 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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +36 27 £40,000 +6.66% 5
London +27 10 £45,000 +12.50% 1
South East +45 9 £30,000 -14.28%
Berkshire - 7 - -
West Midlands +32 3 £32,500 +62.50%
Warwickshire - 3 £32,500 -
Oxfordshire +9 2 £30,000 +9.09%
Cardiff - 2 £35,000 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £34,750 -
Wales - 2 £35,000 -
South Wales - 2 £35,000 -
South West - 2 £34,750 -
East of England +20 1 £37,500 +4.16% 2
Hertfordshire +11 1 £37,500 +4.16% 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 £40,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £30,000 -
Nottingham - 1 £40,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £30,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £40,000 -
North East - 1 £30,000 -

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 20 (25.00%) XML
1 20 (25.00%) REST
2 17 (21.25%) Degree
2 17 (21.25%) HTML
2 17 (21.25%) Java
2 17 (21.25%) FrameMaker
3 15 (18.75%) Adobe
3 15 (18.75%) Product Management
4 12 (15.00%) Marketing
5 11 (13.75%) User Experience
6 9 (11.25%) MS Office
6 9 (11.25%) Windows
6 9 (11.25%) Python
7 8 (10.00%) MS Excel
7 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (10.00%) Publishing
7 8 (10.00%) Big Data
7 8 (10.00%) Analytics
7 8 (10.00%) C-shell
7 8 (10.00%) Visualisation
8 7 (8.75%) Computer Science
8 7 (8.75%) JSON
8 7 (8.75%) OAuth
8 7 (8.75%) Apiary
8 7 (8.75%) Finance
8 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (8.75%) Unix
9 6 (7.50%) Dreamweaver
9 6 (7.50%) JavaScript
9 6 (7.50%) C#

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 2 (2.50%) CMS
1 2 (2.50%) Drupal
2 1 (1.25%) Confluence
2 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (21.25%) FrameMaker
2 9 (11.25%) MS Office
3 8 (10.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (6.25%) MS Visio
5 5 (6.25%) RoboHelp
5 5 (6.25%) Snagit
6 4 (5.00%) Acrobat
7 3 (3.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (2.50%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (2.50%) Doxygen
8 2 (2.50%) Photoshop
8 2 (2.50%) QuarkXPress
9 1 (1.25%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (1.25%) AutoCAD
9 1 (1.25%) Camtasia
9 1 (1.25%) InDesign
9 1 (1.25%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.25%) Office 365
1 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) Bluetooth
1 1 (1.25%) RTP
1 1 (1.25%) UPnP
1 1 (1.25%) VoIP
1 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (3.75%) JIRA
3 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 12 (15.00%) Marketing
2 8 (10.00%) Publishing
3 7 (8.75%) Finance
4 5 (6.25%) Financial Institution
5 4 (5.00%) Electronics
6 3 (3.75%) Automotive
7 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.25%) Banking
8 1 (1.25%) Games
8 1 (1.25%) Law
8 1 (1.25%) Multimedia
8 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.00%) REST
1 20 (25.00%) XML
2 17 (21.25%) HTML
3 7 (8.75%) JSON
3 7 (8.75%) OAuth
4 5 (6.25%) CSS
5 1 (1.25%) iOS SDK
5 1 (1.25%) J2EE
5 1 (1.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.75%) User Experience
2 7 (8.75%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.50%) e-Learning
4 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.25%) Blog
5 1 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.25%) Photography
5 1 (1.25%) Raspberry Pi
5 1 (1.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.25%) Windows
2 7 (8.75%) Unix
3 3 (3.75%) Linux
4 1 (1.25%) Android
4 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.25%) Solaris
4 1 (1.25%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.75%) Product Management
2 8 (10.00%) Analytics
2 8 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (7.50%) Data Analytics
5 5 (6.25%) Risk Management
6 4 (5.00%) Content Management
7 3 (3.75%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (3.75%) Desktop Publishing
7 3 (3.75%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.50%) B2B
8 2 (2.50%) Content Writing
8 2 (2.50%) Copywriting
8 2 (2.50%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.50%) Time Management
8 2 (2.50%) Validation
9 1 (1.25%) Chemistry
9 1 (1.25%) Data Protection
9 1 (1.25%) Resource Management
9 1 (1.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.25%) Java
2 9 (11.25%) Python
3 8 (10.00%) C-shell
4 6 (7.50%) C#
4 6 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.50%) Ruby
5 5 (6.25%) SQL
6 3 (3.75%) C++
6 3 (3.75%) Perl
7 2 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (21.25%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.25%) HNC
2 1 (1.25%) HND
2 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (18.75%) Adobe
2 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (8.75%) Apiary
4 4 (5.00%) Forcepoint
5 2 (2.50%) Quark
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle
6 1 (1.25%) QNX
6 1 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.25%) SAP
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