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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Writer
Rank 854 920 892
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 76 35 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.033% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.035% 0.061%
Number of salaries quoted 69 26 46
Average salary £37,500 £36,125 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.80% -9.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,750 £32,950
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £36,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-6.20% -9.37%

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
96369 101236 101631
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.12% 96.45% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 80844 83884 81689
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 13 February 2016 within the UK.

Technical Writer Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Writer
Top 22 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 13 February 2016. 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 +63 73 £37,500 +3.44% 13
London +45 31 £38,750 +19.23% 6
South East +13 20 £34,250 +5.38% 2
Yorkshire - 13 £30,000 - 1
West Yorkshire - 12 £30,000 -
Leeds - 12 £30,000 -
Hampshire +30 10 £32,500 -
East of England +12 9 £34,000 -22.28% 2
Cambridgeshire +9 9 £34,000 -22.28% 1
Southampton - 6 £32,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £40,000 - 2
Basingstoke +8 4 £37,500 +15.38%
Oxfordshire -2 4 £27,500 -15.38%
Ealing -13 4 £40,000 +23.07%
Aylesbury - 3 £45,000 - 2
Cambridge -1 1 £26,500 -39.42% 1
Hounslow - 1 £47,500 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £62,500 -
Romford - 1 £36,000 -
Sheffield - 1 £31,500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £31,500 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £45,000 -

Technical Writer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 56 (35.44%) MS Office
2 53 (33.54%) Degree
3 46 (29.11%) Microsoft
4 45 (28.48%) HTML
5 34 (21.52%) XML
6 32 (20.25%) Finance
7 25 (15.82%) Adobe
7 25 (15.82%) RoboHelp
8 24 (15.19%) MS Excel
9 21 (13.29%) Publishing
10 20 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (12.03%) MS PowerPoint
11 19 (12.03%) MS Visio
12 18 (11.39%) SQL
12 18 (11.39%) CSS
13 17 (10.76%) Blog
14 16 (10.13%) .NET
14 16 (10.13%) CMS
15 15 (9.49%) Acrobat
16 14 (8.86%) XMetaL
16 14 (8.86%) Computer Science
17 13 (8.23%) Content Management
18 12 (7.59%) Telecoms
19 11 (6.96%) Legal
19 11 (6.96%) Windows
19 11 (6.96%) Subversion
20 10 (6.33%) Front Office
21 9 (5.70%) FrameMaker
21 9 (5.70%) Management Information System
21 9 (5.70%) SharePoint

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (10.13%) CMS
2 9 (5.70%) Confluence
2 9 (5.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) JBoss
3 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 56 (35.44%) MS Office
2 25 (15.82%) RoboHelp
3 24 (15.19%) MS Excel
4 19 (12.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (12.03%) MS Visio
5 15 (9.49%) Acrobat
6 14 (8.86%) XMetaL
7 9 (5.70%) Adobe Captivate
7 9 (5.70%) FrameMaker
7 9 (5.70%) Photoshop
8 2 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.63%) GIMP
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.80%) GitHub
2 5 (3.16%) SaaS
3 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.70%) VoIP
2 2 (1.27%) Internet
2 2 (1.27%) Intranet
3 1 (0.63%) IP Telephony
3 1 (0.63%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.27%) MySQL
2 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (6.96%) Subversion
2 1 (0.63%) Ant
2 1 (0.63%) Rational Rose
General
1 32 (20.25%) Finance
2 21 (13.29%) Publishing
3 12 (7.59%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.96%) Legal
5 10 (6.33%) Front Office
6 9 (5.70%) Marketing
7 7 (4.43%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.63%) Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (28.48%) HTML
2 34 (21.52%) XML
3 18 (11.39%) CSS
4 16 (10.13%) .NET
5 7 (4.43%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.90%) XSLT
7 1 (0.63%) Web Services
7 1 (0.63%) WSDL
7 1 (0.63%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.63%) XSD
7 1 (0.63%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.76%) Blog
2 14 (8.86%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.70%) Bitcoin
3 9 (5.70%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.70%) User Experience
4 6 (3.80%) Social Media
5 4 (2.53%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.90%) Learning Management System
6 3 (1.90%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.90%) Physics
6 3 (1.90%) Wiki
7 2 (1.27%) Blockchain
7 2 (1.27%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.27%) Fintech
8 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.66%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (8.23%) Content Management
3 8 (5.06%) Portfolio Management
4 7 (4.43%) Project Management
4 7 (4.43%) Software Testing
5 6 (3.80%) Technical Architecture
6 5 (3.16%) Information Architecture
7 4 (2.53%) Product Management
7 4 (2.53%) Software Engineering
8 3 (1.90%) Business Development
8 3 (1.90%) Open Source
8 3 (1.90%) SDLC
8 3 (1.90%) Use Case
9 2 (1.27%) Application Packaging
9 2 (1.27%) CRM
9 2 (1.27%) Network Management
10 1 (0.63%) B2B
10 1 (0.63%) Mentoring
10 1 (0.63%) System Testing
10 1 (0.63%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.39%) SQL
2 9 (5.70%) JavaScript
3 8 (5.06%) C#
4 7 (4.43%) VB.NET
5 3 (1.90%) Java
6 2 (1.27%) C++
7 1 (0.63%) C
7 1 (0.63%) PHP
7 1 (0.63%) Python
7 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (33.54%) Degree
2 1 (0.63%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.53%) QA
System Software
1 8 (5.06%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (29.11%) Microsoft
2 25 (15.82%) Adobe
3 9 (5.70%) Red Gate
4 8 (5.06%) Perforce
5 5 (3.16%) Oracle
6 4 (2.53%) Atlassian
7 3 (1.90%) Twitter
8 1 (0.63%) Toshiba
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