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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Writer
Rank 812 887 967
Rank change year-on-year
+75 +80
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 53 82 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.076% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.079% 0.017%
Number of salaries quoted 39 71 13
Median salary £40,000 £32,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,200 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,600 £52,500 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £32,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%

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
86161 103624 111063
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.43% 96.54% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 71560 86373 91858
Median salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 3 December 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 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 +46 50 £40,000 +23.07% 7
South East +61 15 £47,500 +35.71% 1
London +54 15 £41,500 -7.77% 4
Berkshire +54 13 £50,000 +75.43% 1
Nottinghamshire - 8 £40,000 -
Nottingham - 8 £40,000 -
East Midlands - 8 £40,000 -
Warwickshire - 6 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 6 £40,000 -
Reading +36 5 £50,000 +135.29%
Gloucestershire - 3 £31,500 -
South West - 3 £31,500 -
Scotland - 2 £43,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 £43,000 -
Guildford +17 1 £47,500 -
West Yorkshire +17 1 £25,000 -16.66%
Leeds +16 1 £25,000 -16.66%
Surrey +14 1 £47,500 +35.71%
Yorkshire +10 1 £25,000 -16.66%
Buckinghamshire +8 1 £37,500 -6.25%
East of England +7 1 £32,500 - 1
Cambridge +6 1 £32,500 +22.64% 1
Cambridgeshire +4 1 £32,500 +22.64% 1
Wales -6 1 £42,000 +37.70%
North West - 1 £32,500 -
Hounslow - 1 £62,500 -
Marlow - 1 £37,500 -
Warwick - 1 £43,000 -
Cheshire - 1 £32,500 -
Cardiff - 1 £42,000 -

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 36 (31.86%) Degree
2 27 (23.89%) HTML
3 22 (19.47%) Java
3 22 (19.47%) XML
3 22 (19.47%) FrameMaker
4 20 (17.70%) REST
5 19 (16.81%) Adobe
6 18 (15.93%) Marketing
7 17 (15.04%) JavaScript
8 15 (13.27%) Windows
9 14 (12.39%) CSS
10 13 (11.50%) Unix
10 13 (11.50%) Python
10 13 (11.50%) JSON
10 13 (11.50%) Mathematics
10 13 (11.50%) OAuth
10 13 (11.50%) Apiary
11 12 (10.62%) Ruby
11 12 (10.62%) Automotive
11 12 (10.62%) C#
12 11 (9.73%) Finance
12 11 (9.73%) XMetaL
12 11 (9.73%) Content Management
13 10 (8.85%) MS PowerPoint
13 10 (8.85%) Physics
13 10 (8.85%) Computer Science
13 10 (8.85%) Product Management
13 10 (8.85%) B2B
13 10 (8.85%) MS Excel
14 8 (7.08%) MS Office

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 2 (1.77%) Confluence
2 1 (0.88%) CMS
Applications
1 22 (19.47%) FrameMaker
2 11 (9.73%) XMetaL
3 10 (8.85%) MS Excel
3 10 (8.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (7.08%) MS Office
5 7 (6.19%) MS Visio
6 5 (4.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (3.54%) Acrobat
8 3 (2.65%) RoboHelp
9 2 (1.77%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.88%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.88%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.88%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.19%) SaaS
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.42%) VoIP
2 1 (0.88%) Bluetooth
2 1 (0.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.88%) RTP
2 1 (0.88%) UPnP
2 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.31%) Big Data
2 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (7.08%) Dreamweaver
2 5 (4.42%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.54%) JIRA
4 3 (2.65%) Subversion
5 1 (0.88%) Rational Rose
General
1 18 (15.93%) Marketing
2 12 (10.62%) Automotive
3 11 (9.73%) Finance
4 8 (7.08%) Telecoms
5 7 (6.19%) Publishing
6 5 (4.42%) Banking
6 5 (4.42%) Electronics
6 5 (4.42%) Financial Institution
6 5 (4.42%) Games
7 2 (1.77%) Law
8 1 (0.88%) Billing
8 1 (0.88%) Legal
8 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (23.89%) HTML
2 22 (19.47%) XML
3 20 (17.70%) REST
4 14 (12.39%) CSS
5 13 (11.50%) JSON
5 13 (11.50%) OAuth
6 1 (0.88%) iOS SDK
6 1 (0.88%) J2EE
6 1 (0.88%) Web Services
6 1 (0.88%) WSDL
6 1 (0.88%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.88%) XSD
6 1 (0.88%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.50%) Mathematics
2 10 (8.85%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.85%) Physics
3 7 (6.19%) Artificial Intelligence
4 6 (5.31%) Blog
4 6 (5.31%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.31%) User Experience
5 5 (4.42%) Copywriting
5 5 (4.42%) Digital Media
5 5 (4.42%) e-Learning
5 5 (4.42%) Semantic Web
6 4 (3.54%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.65%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.65%) Wiki
8 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.88%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.88%) iPad
8 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.88%) Photography
8 1 (0.88%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.27%) Windows
2 13 (11.50%) Unix
3 7 (6.19%) Linux
4 1 (0.88%) Android
4 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.88%) Solaris
4 1 (0.88%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (9.73%) Content Management
2 10 (8.85%) B2B
2 10 (8.85%) Product Management
3 6 (5.31%) Analytics
4 5 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (4.42%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 5 (4.42%) Content Writing
4 5 (4.42%) KYC
4 5 (4.42%) Machine Learning
4 5 (4.42%) Mobile Application Development
4 5 (4.42%) Open Source
4 5 (4.42%) Open Source Development
4 5 (4.42%) Risk Management
5 3 (2.65%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (1.77%) Mentoring
6 2 (1.77%) Project Management
6 2 (1.77%) Scrum
6 2 (1.77%) Software Engineering
7 1 (0.88%) Service Delivery
7 1 (0.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.47%) Java
2 17 (15.04%) JavaScript
3 13 (11.50%) Python
4 12 (10.62%) C#
4 12 (10.62%) Ruby
5 8 (7.08%) SQL
6 5 (4.42%) C++
7 4 (3.54%) Perl
8 3 (2.65%) C-shell
9 1 (0.88%) C
9 1 (0.88%) PHP
9 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (31.86%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) HNC
2 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 19 (16.81%) Adobe
2 13 (11.50%) Apiary
3 6 (5.31%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.54%) Forcepoint
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle
5 1 (0.88%) QNX
5 1 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
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