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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Writer
Rank 823 862 821
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 68 34 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.029% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.031% 0.063%
Number of salaries quoted 57 31 52
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%

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
102603 109261 101023
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.20% 94.49% 94.29%
Number of salaries quoted 85657 88395 83850
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 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 September 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 +54 64 £40,000 +14.28% 14
London +35 32 £52,500 +50.00% 9
South East +17 19 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Buckinghamshire - 8 £40,000 - 1
Middlesex +6 7 £40,000 +6.66%
East of England +14 6 £32,000 -20.00% 3
Yorkshire +14 5 £35,000 -
Wales - 3 £37,500 -
South Wales - 3 £37,500 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 -
Suffolk - 3 £32,500 -
York - 3 £37,500 -
Ipswich - 3 £32,500 -
Cardiff - 3 £37,500 -
South West -14 2 £43,000 +43.33%
Bristol - 2 £43,000 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £29,250 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £40,000 -
Leeds - 2 £29,250 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £31,500 -
Berkshire +10 1 £50,000 +42.85%
Reading +8 1 £50,000 +42.85%
Crawley - 1 £31,375 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Aylesbury - 1 £37,500 -
Basingstoke - 1 £35,000 -
Brentwood - 1 £30,500 - 3
Essex - 1 £30,500 - 3
Hampshire - 1 £35,000 -
Surrey - 1 - -

Technical Writer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 54 (37.50%) Degree
2 48 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 33 (22.92%) MS Office
4 32 (22.22%) MS Visio
5 29 (20.14%) Telecoms
6 27 (18.75%) MS Excel
7 23 (15.97%) HTML
7 23 (15.97%) FrameMaker
7 23 (15.97%) Project Management
8 21 (14.58%) Adobe
9 20 (13.89%) Finance
10 19 (13.19%) E-Learning
10 19 (13.19%) RoboHelp
11 18 (12.50%) XML
11 18 (12.50%) Windows
11 18 (12.50%) Wiki
12 17 (11.81%) Revenue Management
13 16 (11.11%) Content Management
14 15 (10.42%) CSS
15 13 (9.03%) Acrobat
15 13 (9.03%) VoIP
15 13 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
16 12 (8.33%) SQL
17 11 (7.64%) SQL Server
17 11 (7.64%) Publishing
18 10 (6.94%) Adobe Captivate
19 9 (6.25%) Computer Science
19 9 (6.25%) JavaScript
20 8 (5.56%) ITIL

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 4 (2.78%) CMS
2 3 (2.08%) Alfresco
2 3 (2.08%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (2.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.08%) Documentum
3 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 33 (22.92%) MS Office
2 32 (22.22%) MS Visio
3 27 (18.75%) MS Excel
4 23 (15.97%) FrameMaker
5 19 (13.19%) RoboHelp
6 13 (9.03%) Acrobat
7 12 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
8 10 (6.94%) Adobe Captivate
9 8 (5.56%) XMetaL
10 7 (4.86%) PaintShop Pro
11 3 (2.08%) PageMaker
11 3 (2.08%) QuarkXPress
11 3 (2.08%) InDesign
11 3 (2.08%) Photoshop
12 1 (0.69%) Houdini
12 1 (0.69%) Maya
12 1 (0.69%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.69%) ZBrush
12 1 (0.69%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.08%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.03%) VoIP
2 6 (4.17%) Intranet
2 6 (4.17%) 3G
2 6 (4.17%) 2G
3 5 (3.47%) LTE
3 5 (3.47%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (3.47%) GSM
3 5 (3.47%) UMTS
4 4 (2.78%) Internet
5 3 (2.08%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.17%) MySQL
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.17%) XMLSpy
2 4 (2.78%) JIRA
3 3 (2.08%) Ant
4 1 (0.69%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.69%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.69%) MSI
4 1 (0.69%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.69%) Subversion
General
1 29 (20.14%) Telecoms
2 20 (13.89%) Finance
3 11 (7.64%) Publishing
4 8 (5.56%) Marketing
5 6 (4.17%) Banking
5 6 (4.17%) Front Office
6 4 (2.78%) Automotive
6 4 (2.78%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.08%) Electronics
7 3 (2.08%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.39%) Legal
8 2 (1.39%) Games
9 1 (0.69%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.97%) HTML
2 18 (12.50%) XML
3 15 (10.42%) CSS
4 6 (4.17%) Web Services
4 6 (4.17%) Application Packaging
5 4 (2.78%) Mason
5 4 (2.78%) XSLT
6 2 (1.39%) HTML5
7 1 (0.69%) WSDL
7 1 (0.69%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.69%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.19%) E-Learning
2 18 (12.50%) Wiki
3 9 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.08%) Copywriting
5 3 (2.08%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.08%) Physics
6 2 (1.39%) PMI
7 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.69%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (0.69%) Linux
2 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.97%) Project Management
2 17 (11.81%) Revenue Management
3 16 (11.11%) Content Management
4 13 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (5.56%) Product Management
5 8 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (5.56%) ITIL
6 6 (4.17%) Configuration Management
6 6 (4.17%) Workflow
7 5 (3.47%) Scrum
7 5 (3.47%) SOA
7 5 (3.47%) Document Management
7 5 (3.47%) Performance Engineering
8 4 (2.78%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (2.78%) Time Management
8 4 (2.78%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.08%) PRINCE
9 3 (2.08%) Six Sigma
9 3 (2.08%) BPR
9 3 (2.08%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.33%) SQL
2 9 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 5 (3.47%) Java
4 2 (1.39%) Python
5 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.69%) VBA
5 1 (0.69%) C#
5 1 (0.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 54 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (1.39%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.69%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.58%) Adobe
3 6 (4.17%) Perforce
4 3 (2.08%) Casewise
4 3 (2.08%) Google
4 3 (2.08%) Atlassian
4 3 (2.08%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.69%) Avaya
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco
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