The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Writer
Rank 862 817 836
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +19
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 53 52 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.048% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.051% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 50 39 54
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £43,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
111102 102616 112143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.42% 94.25% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 90827 85015 96150
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £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 July 2014 within the UK.

Technical Writer Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Writer
Top 26 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 July 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
(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 -22 50 £35,000 +7.69% 6
South East -21 15 £29,000 -25.16% 1
London -32 15 £40,500 -10.00% 3
Yorkshire -18 14 £35,000 +7.69%
Sheffield - 14 £35,000 -
South Yorkshire - 14 £35,000 -
Berkshire +8 4 £35,000 +7.69% 1
West Malling - 4 £28,000 -
Kent - 4 £28,000 -
Cambridgeshire +6 3 £34,000 +4.61%
Gloucestershire 0 3 £30,000 -14.28%
Cambridge -8 3 £34,000 -2.85%
East of England -20 3 £34,000 +43.15%
South West -25 3 £30,000 -7.69%
City of London - 3 £39,500 -
Shepperton - 3 £29,000 -
Reading - 3 £35,000 - 1
Surrey - 3 £29,000 -
Edinburgh -11 2 £26,000 - 1
Scotland -23 2 £26,000 - 1
West Sussex - 2 £35,000 -
Bracknell -4 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Brighton - 1 £22,500 -
Middlesex - 1 £37,500 -
East Sussex - 1 £22,500 -
Ealing - 1 £41,000 -

Technical Writer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 54 (55.10%) Finance
2 41 (41.84%) HTML
3 40 (40.82%) CSS
4 36 (36.73%) RoboHelp
5 35 (35.71%) FrameMaker
6 26 (26.53%) XML
7 21 (21.43%) XSLT
8 20 (20.41%) Service Management
8 20 (20.41%) Legal
9 18 (18.37%) Microsoft
10 13 (13.27%) Content Management
11 11 (11.22%) Degree
11 11 (11.22%) Adobe
12 10 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (9.18%) MS Excel
14 8 (8.16%) Acrobat
15 7 (7.14%) MS Office
15 7 (7.14%) Publishing
16 6 (6.12%) CMS
16 6 (6.12%) ISO 9001
17 5 (5.10%) Dreamweaver
17 5 (5.10%) OO
17 5 (5.10%) Management Information System
17 5 (5.10%) Marketing
18 4 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
18 4 (4.08%) QA
18 4 (4.08%) Atlassian
18 4 (4.08%) Confluence
18 4 (4.08%) Project Management
18 4 (4.08%) Telecoms

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 6 (6.12%) CMS
2 4 (4.08%) Confluence
2 4 (4.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 36 (36.73%) RoboHelp
2 35 (35.71%) FrameMaker
3 9 (9.18%) MS Excel
4 8 (8.16%) Acrobat
5 7 (7.14%) MS Office
6 4 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (4.08%) MS Visio
7 2 (2.04%) Adobe Captivate
8 1 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (1.02%) InDesign
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) SaaS
1 1 (1.02%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) GSM
1 1 (1.02%) UMTS
1 1 (1.02%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (1.02%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
1 2 (2.04%) MS Access
1 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Dreamweaver
2 4 (4.08%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.04%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.02%) JIRA
General
1 54 (55.10%) Finance
2 20 (20.41%) Legal
3 7 (7.14%) Publishing
4 5 (5.10%) Marketing
5 4 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.08%) Banking
6 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (41.84%) HTML
2 40 (40.82%) CSS
3 26 (26.53%) XML
4 21 (21.43%) XSLT
5 2 (2.04%) Web Services
6 1 (1.02%) SOAP
6 1 (1.02%) .NET
6 1 (1.02%) HTML5
6 1 (1.02%) REST
6 1 (1.02%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.10%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.08%) E-Learning
3 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.04%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.04%) Economics
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.02%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.06%) Apple iOS
1 3 (3.06%) Android
2 2 (2.04%) UNIX
3 1 (1.02%) Windows
3 1 (1.02%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.41%) Service Management
2 13 (13.27%) Content Management
3 10 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (5.10%) OO
5 4 (4.08%) Project Management
6 3 (3.06%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.04%) Investment Management
7 2 (2.04%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (2.04%) Financial Modelling
7 2 (2.04%) Analytics
7 2 (2.04%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.04%) Scrum
7 2 (2.04%) Information Security
7 2 (2.04%) Software Engineering
7 2 (2.04%) Mobile Commerce
8 1 (1.02%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.02%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.02%) Workflow
8 1 (1.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.02%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.08%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.04%) SQL
2 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
2 2 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (11.22%) Degree
2 2 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.04%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.12%) ISO 9001
2 4 (4.08%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.22%) Adobe
3 4 (4.08%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.02%) Perforce
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