The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the UK that had Technical Writer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Writer
Rank 855 913 949
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +36
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 56 68 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.062% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.064% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 46 53 49
Median salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £51,600 £42,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £36,750 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+7.48% +8.08%

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
94446 105603 113036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.45% 96.30% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 79450 87181 92036
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Technical Writer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads that featured Technical Writer in the job title.

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 30 July 2016 within the UK.

Technical Writer Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Writer
Top 25 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 53 £40,500 +1.25% 6
London +57 41 £42,500 -5.55% 5
East Midlands +6 4 £32,500 +44.44%
Birmingham - 4 £40,250 -
West Midlands - 4 £40,250 -
Derbyshire - 3 £32,500 -
Derby - 3 £32,500 -
Edinburgh +7 2 £47,500 +46.15%
Scotland +7 2 £47,500 +52.00%
Romford -14 2 £42,000 +2.43%
South East -16 2 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Yorkshire +35 1 £31,500 -16.00%
East of England +17 1 £37,500 +17.18%
Buckinghamshire +16 1 £40,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire +8 1 £37,500 +15.38%
Cambridge +6 1 £37,500 +15.38%
Belfast - 1 £27,500 -
Chiswick - 1 £52,500 - 1
Guildford - 1 £50,000 -
Leeds - 1 £31,500 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £31,500 -
Surrey - 1 £50,000 -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 £27,500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £27,500 -

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, Technical Writer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring Technical Writer in the job title.

1 47 (37.30%) HTML
1 47 (37.30%) Degree
2 41 (32.54%) XML
3 24 (19.05%) Marketing
4 21 (16.67%) CSS
5 20 (15.87%) Computer Science
6 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
7 18 (14.29%) Mathematics
8 16 (12.70%) MS Office
9 15 (11.90%) MS Excel
9 15 (11.90%) XMetaL
10 14 (11.11%) Management Information System
10 14 (11.11%) Telecoms
10 14 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (11.11%) SaaS
11 13 (10.32%) e-Learning
11 13 (10.32%) FrameMaker
11 13 (10.32%) MS PowerPoint
11 13 (10.32%) Java
11 13 (10.32%) C#
12 12 (9.52%) Windows
12 12 (9.52%) Adobe
12 12 (9.52%) RoboHelp
12 12 (9.52%) Physics
12 12 (9.52%) Blog
12 12 (9.52%) Finance
12 12 (9.52%) Content Management
13 11 (8.73%) JavaScript
13 11 (8.73%) C
14 10 (7.94%) C++

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.97%) CMS
1 5 (3.97%) Confluence
2 4 (3.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (12.70%) MS Office
2 15 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 15 (11.90%) XMetaL
3 13 (10.32%) FrameMaker
3 13 (10.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (9.52%) RoboHelp
5 6 (4.76%) Photoshop
6 5 (3.97%) MS Visio
7 4 (3.17%) Acrobat
8 3 (2.38%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (2.38%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.11%) SaaS
2 6 (4.76%) GitHub
3 4 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.59%) IaaS
5 2 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.17%) Internet
1 4 (3.17%) Intranet
2 2 (1.59%) VoIP
3 1 (0.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.38%) Big Data
1 3 (2.38%) RDBMS
1 3 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (5.56%) Subversion
2 4 (3.17%) Rational Rose
3 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.59%) Selenium
4 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (19.05%) Marketing
2 14 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 12 (9.52%) Finance
4 9 (7.14%) Publishing
5 7 (5.56%) Automotive
6 5 (3.97%) Electronics
7 4 (3.17%) Games
7 4 (3.17%) Legal
8 3 (2.38%) Billing
8 3 (2.38%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.59%) Banking
9 2 (1.59%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.79%) Law
10 1 (0.79%) Local Government
10 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (37.30%) HTML
2 41 (32.54%) XML
3 21 (16.67%) CSS
4 6 (4.76%) .NET
5 5 (3.97%) JSON
5 5 (3.97%) OAuth
5 5 (3.97%) REST
5 5 (3.97%) Web Services
6 4 (3.17%) WSDL
6 4 (3.17%) XML Schema
6 4 (3.17%) XSD
7 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.59%) XSLT
8 1 (0.79%) HTML5
8 1 (0.79%) Middleware
8 1 (0.79%) XHTML
8 1 (0.79%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.87%) Computer Science
2 18 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 14 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 13 (10.32%) e-Learning
5 12 (9.52%) Blog
5 12 (9.52%) Physics
6 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (5.56%) Artificial Intelligence
7 7 (5.56%) User Experience
8 6 (4.76%) Chemistry
8 6 (4.76%) Digital Media
8 6 (4.76%) Fintech
8 6 (4.76%) Learning Management System
9 5 (3.97%) Semantic Web
10 4 (3.17%) Algorithms
10 4 (3.17%) Wiki
11 3 (2.38%) Copywriting
11 3 (2.38%) Economics
11 3 (2.38%) Online Games
11 3 (2.38%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.52%) Windows
2 9 (7.14%) Unix
3 5 (3.97%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (9.52%) Content Management
3 9 (7.14%) B2B
3 9 (7.14%) Time Management
4 8 (6.35%) Software Engineering
5 7 (5.56%) Project Management
5 7 (5.56%) Scrum
6 6 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 6 (4.76%) Information Architecture
6 6 (4.76%) Product Management
6 6 (4.76%) SDLC
7 5 (3.97%) Machine Learning
8 4 (3.17%) Analytics
8 4 (3.17%) Business Analysis
8 4 (3.17%) Presales
8 4 (3.17%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.17%) System Testing
8 4 (3.17%) Test Scripting
8 4 (3.17%) UML
8 4 (3.17%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.32%) C#
1 13 (10.32%) Java
2 11 (8.73%) C
2 11 (8.73%) JavaScript
3 10 (7.94%) C++
3 10 (7.94%) Python
4 9 (7.14%) SQL
5 6 (4.76%) Perl
6 5 (3.97%) Ruby
7 4 (3.17%) Lua
8 2 (1.59%) PHP
9 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (37.30%) Degree
2 6 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.97%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (15.08%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.52%) Adobe
3 5 (3.97%) Apiary
4 4 (3.17%) Atlassian
4 4 (3.17%) Oracle
5 3 (2.38%) RedGate
5 3 (2.38%) VMware
6 1 (0.79%) Perforce
6 1 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.79%) SAP
6 1 (0.79%) Toshiba
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