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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Writer
Rank 866 810 832
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +22
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 38 61 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.056% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.060% 0.062%
Number of salaries quoted 35 48 52
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 £29,400 £22,500 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £40,600 £45,000 £47,900
UK excluding London average salary £34,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -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
110590 102435 111475
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.41% 94.25% 95.13%
Number of salaries quoted 89418 84946 95316
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 £26,450 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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 22 August 2014 within the UK.

Technical Writer Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Writer
Top 24 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 22 August 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 -38 35 £35,000 +7.69% 6
London -6 14 £35,000 -26.31% 4
South East -23 8 £35,000 -17.64%
Gloucestershire -2 6 £30,000 -14.28%
South West -22 6 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Berkshire -7 5 £35,000 +7.69%
Yorkshire -33 5 £35,000 +7.69%
South Yorkshire - 5 £35,000 -
Reading - 5 £35,000 -
Sheffield - 5 £35,000 -
Edinburgh -7 2 £26,000 -
Scotland -18 2 £26,000 - 1
City of London - 2 £46,250 -
Hertfordshire -11 1 £40,000 +77.77%
East of England -14 1 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Ealing - 1 £41,000 -
Middlesex - 1 £37,500 -
Surrey - 1 £29,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £34,000 -
Shepperton - 1 £29,000 -
Derbyshire - 1 £34,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £22,500 -
Brighton - 1 £22,500 -
Derby - 1 £34,000 -

Technical Writer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 44 (47.31%) Finance
2 36 (38.71%) HTML
3 35 (37.63%) CSS
4 33 (35.48%) FrameMaker
5 32 (34.41%) RoboHelp
6 24 (25.81%) XML
7 18 (19.35%) XSLT
8 17 (18.28%) Microsoft
9 16 (17.20%) Content Management
10 14 (15.05%) Service Management
10 14 (15.05%) Legal
11 12 (12.90%) Adobe
12 11 (11.83%) Degree
13 10 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (9.68%) CMS
14 9 (9.68%) Management Information System
14 9 (9.68%) Acrobat
15 7 (7.53%) MS Excel
15 7 (7.53%) MS Office
15 7 (7.53%) Project Management
16 6 (6.45%) Publishing
16 6 (6.45%) ISO 9001
17 5 (5.38%) Dreamweaver
17 5 (5.38%) JavaScript
17 5 (5.38%) QA
18 4 (4.30%) MS PowerPoint
18 4 (4.30%) Marketing
18 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
18 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
18 4 (4.30%) OO

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (9.68%) CMS
2 3 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 33 (35.48%) FrameMaker
2 32 (34.41%) RoboHelp
3 9 (9.68%) Acrobat
4 7 (7.53%) MS Excel
4 7 (7.53%) MS Office
5 4 (4.30%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (3.23%) MS Visio
7 2 (2.15%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (2.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (1.08%) InDesign
8 1 (1.08%) CorelDRAW
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (3.23%) MS Access
1 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.23%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (3.23%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (2.15%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.08%) JIRA
General
1 44 (47.31%) Finance
2 14 (15.05%) Legal
3 6 (6.45%) Publishing
4 4 (4.30%) Marketing
5 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.15%) Banking
7 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (38.71%) HTML
2 35 (37.63%) CSS
3 24 (25.81%) XML
4 18 (19.35%) XSLT
5 2 (2.15%) JSON
5 2 (2.15%) REST
5 2 (2.15%) SOAP
6 1 (1.08%) Web Services
6 1 (1.08%) .NET
6 1 (1.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.30%) E-Learning
3 3 (3.23%) Fixed Income
3 3 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.15%) Economics
5 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.23%) Android
1 3 (3.23%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.15%) Windows
3 1 (1.08%) Linux
3 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.20%) Content Management
2 14 (15.05%) Service Management
3 10 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (7.53%) Project Management
5 4 (4.30%) OO
5 4 (4.30%) Information Security
6 3 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (3.23%) Investment Management
7 2 (2.15%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (2.15%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.15%) Scrum
7 2 (2.15%) Mobile Commerce
8 1 (1.08%) Workflow
8 1 (1.08%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.08%) OOD
8 1 (1.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.08%) Business Analysis
8 1 (1.08%) Usability Engineering
8 1 (1.08%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.38%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.23%) SQL
2 3 (3.23%) T-SQL
2 3 (3.23%) VBA
3 1 (1.08%) Python
3 1 (1.08%) Java
3 1 (1.08%) C#
3 1 (1.08%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (11.83%) Degree
2 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.15%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) ISO 9001
2 5 (5.38%) QA
Vendors
1 17 (18.28%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.90%) Adobe
3 3 (3.23%) Atlassian
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