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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Writer
Rank 877 852 832
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 18 47 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.043% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.045% 0.056%
Number of salaries quoted 13 42 51
Average salary £33,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £32,500 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £50,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +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
106313 103834 110138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.68% 95.33%
Number of salaries quoted 88520 84369 94875
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 18 December 2014 within the UK.

Technical Writer Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Writer
Top 19 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 18 December 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 15 £34,000 -9.33% 10
South East +9 8 £32,500 -35.00% 3
Surrey 0 5 - - 2
London +16 4 £36,250 +0.69% 2
Camberley - 3 - -
South Wales +10 2 £27,500 -31.25%
Wales +7 2 £27,500 -15.38%
Cambridge -12 2 £34,000 -2.85%
Cambridgeshire -15 2 £34,000 -2.85%
East of England -34 2 £34,000 -9.33%
Milton Keynes - 2 £33,000 -
Egham - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £33,000 -
Berkshire +5 1 £26,500 -37.64% 1
Scotland +5 1 £27,000 -6.89%
Edinburgh -4 1 £27,000 -
South West -6 1 £36,250 -14.70% 5
Bracknell - 1 £26,500 -
Bristol - 1 £36,250 - 3

Technical Writer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 15 (29.41%) Content Management
2 14 (27.45%) Degree
3 12 (23.53%) Finance
4 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
5 10 (19.61%) HTML
5 10 (19.61%) XML
5 10 (19.61%) Management Information System
5 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (17.65%) CMS
6 9 (17.65%) CSS
7 8 (15.69%) MS Office
7 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
7 8 (15.69%) Project Management
7 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (13.73%) QA
8 7 (13.73%) RoboHelp
8 7 (13.73%) MS Visio
9 6 (11.76%) Adobe
9 6 (11.76%) FrameMaker
9 6 (11.76%) Banking
10 5 (9.80%) Marketing
10 5 (9.80%) Acrobat
10 5 (9.80%) Windows
11 4 (7.84%) OOD
11 4 (7.84%) SOAP
11 4 (7.84%) Java
11 4 (7.84%) C#
11 4 (7.84%) .NET
11 4 (7.84%) Publishing
11 4 (7.84%) Information Security

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (17.65%) CMS
2 2 (3.92%) Confluence
2 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Office
1 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.73%) MS Visio
2 7 (13.73%) RoboHelp
3 6 (11.76%) FrameMaker
4 5 (9.80%) Acrobat
5 2 (3.92%) CorelDRAW
5 2 (3.92%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.96%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (1.96%) InDesign
6 1 (1.96%) XMetaL
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
1 3 (5.88%) MS Access
1 3 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (23.53%) Finance
2 6 (11.76%) Banking
3 5 (9.80%) Marketing
4 4 (7.84%) Publishing
5 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.88%) Retail
6 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) HTML
1 10 (19.61%) XML
2 9 (17.65%) CSS
3 4 (7.84%) SOAP
3 4 (7.84%) .NET
3 4 (7.84%) JSON
3 4 (7.84%) REST
4 2 (3.92%) XSLT
5 1 (1.96%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Management Information System
2 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.84%) Economics
3 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.88%) Fixed Income
4 3 (5.88%) EFT
5 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.92%) User Experience
5 2 (3.92%) Wiki
6 1 (1.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Content Management
2 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.69%) Project Management
4 4 (7.84%) OOD
4 4 (7.84%) Information Security
5 3 (5.88%) Investment Management
5 3 (5.88%) Scrum
5 3 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (3.92%) ITIL
6 2 (3.92%) OO
6 2 (3.92%) Service Management
6 2 (3.92%) ITSM
7 1 (1.96%) Workflow
7 1 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.96%) ERP
7 1 (1.96%) Time Management
7 1 (1.96%) V-Model
7 1 (1.96%) Product Management
7 1 (1.96%) Line Management
7 1 (1.96%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) C#
1 4 (7.84%) Java
2 3 (5.88%) SQL
2 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
2 3 (5.88%) VBA
3 2 (3.92%) Python
3 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (27.45%) Degree
2 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
2 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) PhD
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB
4 1 (1.96%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) GAMP
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) Adobe
3 2 (3.92%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.92%) ServiceNow
Reigate, Surrey
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £26,000 - £32,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Salary: Market related
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent Crew
Salary: £33000 - £39500 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Bath, Swindon, Gloucester, Chippenham,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £33-39,500 + 10% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £33-39,500 + 10% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Enfield
Blue Town Online
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Salfords, Surrey
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £26,000 - £32,000
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Blue Town Online
Salary: £20k per year + +£2k Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
SDL Plc
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
West London
Dunnhumby
Posted: 12 days ago