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

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Writer
Rank 806 874 807
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -67
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 66 50 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.042% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.045% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 51 38 65
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 £28,500 £28,900 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,300 £37,650
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
104076 112022 103310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.62% 94.69%
Number of salaries quoted 85215 91280 86022
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 May 2015 within the UK.

Technical Writer Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Writer
Top 29 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 6 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 +22 50 £35,700 +8.18% 12
South East +26 23 £40,000 +21.21% 5
East of England +26 11 £32,250 -5.14% 1
London +21 11 £37,500 +13.63% 5
Scotland - 9 £32,500 -
Glasgow - 6 £27,500 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £40,000 -
Bedfordshire - 5 £32,000 -
Berkshire - 5 £40,000 - 1
Hammersmith - 5 £37,500 -
Cambridgeshire +17 4 £32,500 -4.41%
Yorkshire -3 4 £22,500 -30.76%
Sheffield -18 4 £22,500 -30.76%
South Yorkshire -23 4 £22,500 -30.76%
Surrey +24 3 - - 1
Cambridge +15 3 £32,500 -4.41%
Guildford +9 3 - -
Hampshire 0 3 £35,000 +6.06% 1
Basingstoke - 3 £35,000 - 1
Edinburgh - 3 £32,500 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £32,500 - 1
Middlesex - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £35,000 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £35,700 -
West Sussex +10 1 £34,000 -2.85% 1
North West +1 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 £37,500 -
Crawley - 1 £34,000 - 1
Manchester - 1 - -

Technical Writer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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 32 (34.78%) Degree
2 23 (25.00%) XML
3 21 (22.83%) MS Office
3 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
4 20 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (20.65%) RoboHelp
6 18 (19.57%) MS Visio
6 18 (19.57%) Content Management
7 17 (18.48%) HTML
8 16 (17.39%) Adobe
8 16 (17.39%) Project Management
9 15 (16.30%) E-Learning
10 14 (15.22%) Telecoms
10 14 (15.22%) Wiki
11 13 (14.13%) FrameMaker
11 13 (14.13%) CSS
11 13 (14.13%) MS Excel
12 12 (13.04%) Publishing
12 12 (13.04%) Banking
13 8 (8.70%) QA
13 8 (8.70%) Revenue Management
14 7 (7.61%) Scrum
15 6 (6.52%) CMS
15 6 (6.52%) XMetaL
15 6 (6.52%) Mason
15 6 (6.52%) Investment Banking
15 6 (6.52%) ITIL
15 6 (6.52%) PaintShop Pro
15 6 (6.52%) Configuration Management
15 6 (6.52%) VoIP

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (6.52%) CMS
2 3 (3.26%) Alfresco
2 3 (3.26%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (3.26%) Documentum
2 3 (3.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 21 (22.83%) MS Office
2 19 (20.65%) RoboHelp
3 18 (19.57%) MS Visio
4 13 (14.13%) MS Excel
4 13 (14.13%) FrameMaker
5 6 (6.52%) PaintShop Pro
5 6 (6.52%) XMetaL
6 5 (5.43%) Acrobat
7 4 (4.35%) Photoshop
8 3 (3.26%) Adobe Captivate
8 3 (3.26%) PageMaker
8 3 (3.26%) InDesign
8 3 (3.26%) QuarkXPress
9 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (1.09%) ZBrush
10 1 (1.09%) Mudbox
10 1 (1.09%) Houdini
10 1 (1.09%) Maya
10 1 (1.09%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.52%) VoIP
2 5 (5.43%) GSM
2 5 (5.43%) UMTS
2 5 (5.43%) IMAP
2 5 (5.43%) LTE
2 5 (5.43%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (4.35%) Internet
4 3 (3.26%) 3G
4 3 (3.26%) 2G
5 2 (2.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (5.43%) JIRA
2 3 (3.26%) XMLSpy
3 1 (1.09%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.09%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (15.22%) Telecoms
2 12 (13.04%) Publishing
2 12 (13.04%) Banking
3 6 (6.52%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.43%) Marketing
5 4 (4.35%) Electronics
5 4 (4.35%) Finance
6 3 (3.26%) Automotive
6 3 (3.26%) Legal
6 3 (3.26%) Games
7 1 (1.09%) Back Office
7 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.09%) Advertising
7 1 (1.09%) Retail
7 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (25.00%) XML
2 17 (18.48%) HTML
3 13 (14.13%) CSS
4 6 (6.52%) Mason
5 5 (5.43%) Web Services
5 5 (5.43%) XSD
6 3 (3.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.30%) E-Learning
2 14 (15.22%) Wiki
3 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.26%) Copywriting
5 2 (2.17%) Physics
5 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.09%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (1.09%) Economics
6 1 (1.09%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.09%) EFT
6 1 (1.09%) Learning Management System
6 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.17%) Windows
2 1 (1.09%) Linux
2 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.57%) Content Management
3 16 (17.39%) Project Management
4 8 (8.70%) Revenue Management
5 7 (7.61%) Scrum
6 6 (6.52%) Configuration Management
6 6 (6.52%) ITIL
7 5 (5.43%) SOA
7 5 (5.43%) Release Management
7 5 (5.43%) Performance Engineering
8 4 (4.35%) Time Management
8 4 (4.35%) Product Management
8 4 (4.35%) Document Management
9 3 (3.26%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.26%) Workflow
9 3 (3.26%) Game Development
9 3 (3.26%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.26%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (2.17%) Campaign Management
11 1 (1.09%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.17%) Java
1 2 (2.17%) Python
2 1 (1.09%) Ruby
2 1 (1.09%) C
2 1 (1.09%) C++
2 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.09%) Perl
2 1 (1.09%) PHP
2 1 (1.09%) SQL
2 1 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (34.78%) Degree
2 2 (2.17%) HNC
3 1 (1.09%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (22.83%) Microsoft
2 16 (17.39%) Adobe
3 5 (5.43%) Perforce
3 5 (5.43%) Atlassian
4 4 (4.35%) Google
5 3 (3.26%) Sitecore
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco
6 1 (1.09%) EMC
6 1 (1.09%) Avaya
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