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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Writer
Rank 824 872 846
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -26
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 73 60 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.049% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.052% 0.055%
Number of salaries quoted 57 50 50
Average salary £35,700 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.18% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £28,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,400 £42,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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
102195 114720 103098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.62% 94.63%
Number of salaries quoted 83974 94226 85780
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,954 £27,186 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +43 60 £35,700 +8.18% 7
South East +36 33 £40,000 +37.93% 2
London +36 11 £37,500 +3.44% 4
East of England +27 11 £32,250 -5.14%
Scotland - 8 £32,500 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 8 £40,000 -
Berkshire +11 6 £40,000 -11.11%
Hampshire +9 6 £35,000 +6.06% 1
Glasgow - 6 £30,000 - 1
Basingstoke - 6 £35,000 - 1
Bedfordshire - 5 £32,000 -
Middlesex - 5 £40,000 -
Hammersmith - 5 £37,500 -
Cambridgeshire +11 4 £32,500 -4.41%
Yorkshire +1 4 £22,500 -30.76% 1
Sheffield -17 4 £22,500 -30.76%
South Yorkshire -19 4 £22,500 -30.76%
Cambridge +18 3 £32,500 -4.41%
Surrey +34 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £35,000 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £35,700 -
Guildford - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £32,500 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £32,500 -
North West +4 1 - -
West Sussex +1 1 £34,000 -2.85%
East Sussex - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £37,500 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Romford - 1 £41,000 -

Technical Writer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 37 (35.24%) Degree
2 25 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 25 (23.81%) MS Office
2 25 (23.81%) XML
3 23 (21.90%) MS Visio
4 20 (19.05%) Project Management
5 19 (18.10%) RoboHelp
5 19 (18.10%) E-Learning
5 19 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (18.10%) Content Management
6 17 (16.19%) Telecoms
6 17 (16.19%) Wiki
6 17 (16.19%) Adobe
6 17 (16.19%) MS Excel
6 17 (16.19%) HTML
7 15 (14.29%) FrameMaker
8 12 (11.43%) Banking
9 11 (10.48%) Publishing
9 11 (10.48%) Revenue Management
9 11 (10.48%) CSS
10 9 (8.57%) QA
11 8 (7.62%) Scrum
11 8 (7.62%) ITIL
11 8 (7.62%) VoIP
12 7 (6.67%) PaintShop Pro
12 7 (6.67%) XMetaL
13 6 (5.71%) CMS
13 6 (5.71%) Configuration Management
13 6 (5.71%) Investment Banking
13 6 (5.71%) Technical Architecture

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 6 (5.71%) CMS
2 3 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.86%) Documentum
2 3 (2.86%) Alfresco
2 3 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (2.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 25 (23.81%) MS Office
2 23 (21.90%) MS Visio
3 19 (18.10%) RoboHelp
4 17 (16.19%) MS Excel
5 15 (14.29%) FrameMaker
6 7 (6.67%) PaintShop Pro
6 7 (6.67%) XMetaL
7 6 (5.71%) Acrobat
8 5 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (3.81%) Photoshop
10 3 (2.86%) QuarkXPress
10 3 (2.86%) Adobe Captivate
10 3 (2.86%) PageMaker
10 3 (2.86%) InDesign
11 1 (0.95%) Maya
11 1 (0.95%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.95%) Houdini
11 1 (0.95%) ZBrush
11 1 (0.95%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.62%) VoIP
2 5 (4.76%) GSM
2 5 (4.76%) UMTS
2 5 (4.76%) Internet
2 5 (4.76%) IMAP
2 5 (4.76%) Radio Access Network
2 5 (4.76%) LTE
3 4 (3.81%) 2G
3 4 (3.81%) 3G
4 2 (1.90%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.76%) JIRA
2 4 (3.81%) XMLSpy
3 1 (0.95%) Rational Rose
3 1 (0.95%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.95%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (16.19%) Telecoms
2 12 (11.43%) Banking
3 11 (10.48%) Publishing
4 6 (5.71%) Investment Banking
5 5 (4.76%) Electronics
6 4 (3.81%) Automotive
6 4 (3.81%) Legal
7 3 (2.86%) Marketing
7 3 (2.86%) Finance
7 3 (2.86%) Games
8 1 (0.95%) Back Office
8 1 (0.95%) Retail
8 1 (0.95%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.95%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (23.81%) XML
2 17 (16.19%) HTML
3 11 (10.48%) CSS
4 6 (5.71%) Mason
4 6 (5.71%) XSD
4 6 (5.71%) Web Services
5 3 (2.86%) XSLT
6 1 (0.95%) WSDL
6 1 (0.95%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.10%) E-Learning
2 17 (16.19%) Wiki
3 6 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.86%) Copywriting
5 3 (2.86%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.86%) Physics
6 1 (0.95%) EFT
6 1 (0.95%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.95%) Economics
6 1 (0.95%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.95%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.95%) Windows
1 1 (0.95%) Linux
1 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.05%) Project Management
2 19 (18.10%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (18.10%) Content Management
3 11 (10.48%) Revenue Management
4 8 (7.62%) Scrum
4 8 (7.62%) ITIL
5 6 (5.71%) Configuration Management
5 6 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (4.76%) SOA
6 5 (4.76%) Release Management
6 5 (4.76%) Document Management
6 5 (4.76%) Product Management
6 5 (4.76%) Performance Engineering
7 4 (3.81%) Workflow
7 4 (3.81%) Time Management
7 4 (3.81%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.86%) BPR
8 3 (2.86%) Six Sigma
8 3 (2.86%) PRINCE
8 3 (2.86%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.86%) Python
2 2 (1.90%) C++
2 2 (1.90%) Java
2 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.95%) Perl
3 1 (0.95%) PHP
3 1 (0.95%) SQL
3 1 (0.95%) VBA
3 1 (0.95%) C
3 1 (0.95%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (35.24%) Degree
2 2 (1.90%) HNC
3 1 (0.95%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.57%) QA
Vendors
1 25 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.19%) Adobe
3 5 (4.76%) Perforce
4 4 (3.81%) Google
4 4 (3.81%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.86%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle
6 1 (0.95%) Cisco
6 1 (0.95%) EMC
6 1 (0.95%) Avaya
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