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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Writer
Rank 826 879 825
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -54
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 66 50 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.043% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.045% 0.054%
Number of salaries quoted 52 47 43
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,050 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,800 £41,400 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%

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
103310 110572 102545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.34% 94.52% 94.31%
Number of salaries quoted 85440 90223 84888
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 31 July 2015 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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 +34 62 £40,000 +14.28% 12
South East +20 33 £40,000 +35.59% 1
London +35 19 £45,000 +13.92% 7
Middlesex +17 11 £40,000 +6.66%
Buckinghamshire - 9 £40,000 - 1
East of England +7 5 £32,000 -5.88% 3
Hampshire - 5 £35,000 -
Basingstoke - 5 £35,000 -
Yorkshire -6 3 £37,500 +7.14%
Bedfordshire - 3 £32,000 - 1
York - 3 £37,500 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 -
Scotland +14 2 £31,250 +20.19%
Cambridgeshire +13 2 £32,500 -4.41%
Cambridge +9 2 £32,500 -4.41%
West Sussex +7 2 £32,688 -6.60%
Berkshire +2 2 £45,000 +28.57%
Canary Wharf - 2 £40,000 -
Crawley - 2 £32,688 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £35,000 -
East Sussex +28 1 - -
Reading +4 1 £50,000 +42.85%
Edinburgh +1 1 £32,500 +25.00%
South West -13 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £30,000 -
Wales - 1 £37,500 - 1
Aylesbury - 1 £37,500 -
Bexhill-On-Sea - 1 - -
Romford - 1 £41,000 -
Oxford - 1 £35,000 -

Technical Writer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 45 (35.71%) Degree
2 42 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 31 (24.60%) MS Office
4 29 (23.02%) MS Visio
5 25 (19.84%) MS Excel
5 25 (19.84%) Telecoms
6 24 (19.05%) Project Management
7 22 (17.46%) HTML
8 21 (16.67%) FrameMaker
8 21 (16.67%) E-Learning
9 19 (15.08%) Wiki
9 19 (15.08%) Adobe
10 18 (14.29%) XML
11 17 (13.49%) RoboHelp
11 17 (13.49%) Revenue Management
12 15 (11.90%) CSS
13 14 (11.11%) Content Management
13 14 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (11.11%) Publishing
14 13 (10.32%) VoIP
15 11 (8.73%) Windows
15 11 (8.73%) Finance
16 10 (7.94%) MS PowerPoint
16 10 (7.94%) Acrobat
17 9 (7.14%) ITIL
17 9 (7.14%) Banking
18 8 (6.35%) Technical Architecture
19 7 (5.56%) Computer Science
19 7 (5.56%) PaintShop Pro
20 6 (4.76%) XMetaL

Technical Writer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (3.17%) CMS
2 3 (2.38%) Alfresco
2 3 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (2.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (2.38%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.38%) Documentum
3 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 31 (24.60%) MS Office
2 29 (23.02%) MS Visio
3 25 (19.84%) MS Excel
4 21 (16.67%) FrameMaker
5 17 (13.49%) RoboHelp
6 10 (7.94%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (7.94%) Acrobat
7 7 (5.56%) PaintShop Pro
8 6 (4.76%) XMetaL
8 6 (4.76%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (3.17%) Photoshop
10 3 (2.38%) PageMaker
10 3 (2.38%) InDesign
10 3 (2.38%) QuarkXPress
11 2 (1.59%) Maya
11 2 (1.59%) 3ds Max
11 2 (1.59%) Houdini
11 2 (1.59%) ZBrush
11 2 (1.59%) Mudbox
12 1 (0.79%) MODO
Business Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.32%) VoIP
2 5 (3.97%) GSM
2 5 (3.97%) UMTS
2 5 (3.97%) Internet
2 5 (3.97%) 3G
2 5 (3.97%) 2G
2 5 (3.97%) LTE
2 5 (3.97%) Radio Access Network
3 4 (3.17%) Intranet
4 1 (0.79%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.38%) MySQL
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.76%) JIRA
2 5 (3.97%) XMLSpy
3 2 (1.59%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (1.59%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.79%) MSI
4 1 (0.79%) Ant
4 1 (0.79%) Rational Rose
General
1 25 (19.84%) Telecoms
2 14 (11.11%) Publishing
3 11 (8.73%) Finance
4 9 (7.14%) Banking
5 6 (4.76%) Investment Banking
6 4 (3.17%) Marketing
6 4 (3.17%) Electronics
6 4 (3.17%) Automotive
7 3 (2.38%) Legal
7 3 (2.38%) Games
8 2 (1.59%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.79%) Front Office
9 1 (0.79%) Back Office
9 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.46%) HTML
2 18 (14.29%) XML
3 15 (11.90%) CSS
4 6 (4.76%) Web Services
4 6 (4.76%) Mason
5 3 (2.38%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.59%) HTML5
6 2 (1.59%) XSLT
7 1 (0.79%) WSDL
7 1 (0.79%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.79%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.67%) E-Learning
2 19 (15.08%) Wiki
3 7 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.38%) Copywriting
5 3 (2.38%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.38%) Physics
6 2 (1.59%) PMI
6 2 (1.59%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.73%) Windows
2 2 (1.59%) Linux
2 2 (1.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.05%) Project Management
2 17 (13.49%) Revenue Management
3 14 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (11.11%) Content Management
4 9 (7.14%) ITIL
5 8 (6.35%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (4.76%) Product Management
6 6 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 5 (3.97%) Workflow
7 5 (3.97%) Scrum
7 5 (3.97%) SOA
7 5 (3.97%) Performance Engineering
7 5 (3.97%) Document Management
8 4 (3.17%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.38%) PRINCE
9 3 (2.38%) Six Sigma
9 3 (2.38%) BPR
9 3 (2.38%) Software Engineering
9 3 (2.38%) Mentoring
9 3 (2.38%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.76%) SQL
2 5 (3.97%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.38%) Python
4 2 (1.59%) Java
5 1 (0.79%) C#
5 1 (0.79%) C++
5 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (35.71%) Degree
2 2 (1.59%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.79%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.97%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 19 (15.08%) Adobe
3 5 (3.97%) Perforce
4 4 (3.17%) Google
4 4 (3.17%) Atlassian
5 3 (2.38%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.79%) Casewise
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle
6 1 (0.79%) Cisco
6 1 (0.79%) EMC
6 1 (0.79%) Avaya
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