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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Writer
Rank 860 892 955
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 58 71 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.066% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.068% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 51 59 27
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £31,300 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £36,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.88%

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
92139 104162 110201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.29% 96.23% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 77160 86775 89126
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 September 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 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 +28 53 £46,250 +15.62% 7
London +56 45 £46,500 -11.42% 6
South East +26 6 £47,500 +18.75%
Edinburgh - 4 £44,250 -
Scotland - 4 £44,250 -
Chiswick - 4 £52,500 -
Berkshire +13 3 - -
Guildford +19 2 £48,750 -
Surrey +18 2 £48,750 -
City of London - 2 £49,000 - 2
East Midlands +20 1 £32,500 +44.44% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 1 £40,000 +8.84%
Cardiff +10 1 £42,000 +12.00%
Wales +3 1 £42,000 +12.00%
South Wales 0 1 £42,000 +12.00%
Derby - 1 £32,500 -
Derbyshire - 1 £32,500 -
Manchester - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 35 (34.31%) Degree
2 28 (27.45%) HTML
3 22 (21.57%) XML
4 17 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 17 (16.67%) FrameMaker
4 17 (16.67%) Marketing
5 15 (14.71%) Mathematics
5 15 (14.71%) XMetaL
6 14 (13.73%) Java
7 13 (12.75%) Adobe
8 12 (11.76%) C#
8 12 (11.76%) MS Office
8 12 (11.76%) Windows
8 12 (11.76%) Python
8 12 (11.76%) MS Excel
8 12 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (11.76%) Content Management
8 12 (11.76%) Computer Science
8 12 (11.76%) SaaS
9 11 (10.78%) REST
9 11 (10.78%) OAuth
9 11 (10.78%) JSON
9 11 (10.78%) Ruby
9 11 (10.78%) Unix
9 11 (10.78%) B2B
9 11 (10.78%) Telecoms
9 11 (10.78%) Apiary
10 10 (9.80%) Automotive
10 10 (9.80%) CSS
10 10 (9.80%) Physics

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 (1.96%) CMS
1 2 (1.96%) Confluence
2 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (16.67%) FrameMaker
2 15 (14.71%) XMetaL
3 12 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 12 (11.76%) MS Office
4 8 (7.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (4.90%) MS Visio
6 4 (3.92%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (2.94%) RoboHelp
8 2 (1.96%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.98%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.98%) Adobe Captivate
9 1 (0.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.98%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.76%) SaaS
2 2 (1.96%) IaaS
2 2 (1.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) VoIP
2 3 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (0.98%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (0.98%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.94%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (2.94%) JIRA
2 3 (2.94%) Rational Rose
2 3 (2.94%) Subversion
3 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (16.67%) Marketing
2 11 (10.78%) Telecoms
3 10 (9.80%) Automotive
4 7 (6.86%) Games
5 6 (5.88%) Finance
6 5 (4.90%) Banking
7 3 (2.94%) Billing
7 3 (2.94%) Electronics
7 3 (2.94%) Legal
8 2 (1.96%) Law
9 1 (0.98%) Japanese Language
9 1 (0.98%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (27.45%) HTML
2 22 (21.57%) XML
3 11 (10.78%) JSON
3 11 (10.78%) OAuth
3 11 (10.78%) REST
4 10 (9.80%) CSS
5 4 (3.92%) Web Services
6 3 (2.94%) WSDL
6 3 (2.94%) XML Schema
6 3 (2.94%) XSD
7 1 (0.98%) HTML5
7 1 (0.98%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.71%) Mathematics
2 12 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 10 (9.80%) Physics
4 7 (6.86%) Artificial Intelligence
5 6 (5.88%) Digital Media
5 6 (5.88%) User Experience
6 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.90%) Blog
6 5 (4.90%) Copywriting
6 5 (4.90%) e-Learning
6 5 (4.90%) Management Information System
6 5 (4.90%) Semantic Web
7 4 (3.92%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.92%) Wiki
8 3 (2.94%) Online Games
8 3 (2.94%) Taxonomies
8 3 (2.94%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.96%) Chemistry
9 2 (1.96%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.76%) Windows
2 11 (10.78%) Unix
3 4 (3.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (11.76%) Content Management
2 11 (10.78%) B2B
3 7 (6.86%) Analytics
4 6 (5.88%) Scrum
5 5 (4.90%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 5 (4.90%) KYC
5 5 (4.90%) Machine Learning
5 5 (4.90%) Product Management
6 4 (3.92%) Information Architecture
6 4 (3.92%) Mobile Application Development
6 4 (3.92%) Open Source
6 4 (3.92%) Open Source Development
6 4 (3.92%) Project Management
7 3 (2.94%) DNA
7 3 (2.94%) Fault Management
7 3 (2.94%) ITIL
7 3 (2.94%) PRINCE2
7 3 (2.94%) Test Scripting
7 3 (2.94%) UML
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 14 (13.73%) Java
3 12 (11.76%) C#
3 12 (11.76%) Python
4 11 (10.78%) Ruby
5 5 (4.90%) C++
5 5 (4.90%) SQL
6 4 (3.92%) Perl
7 3 (2.94%) C
7 3 (2.94%) C-shell
8 2 (1.96%) PHP
9 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (34.31%) Degree
2 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
2 2 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 13 (12.75%) Adobe
2 11 (10.78%) Apiary
3 8 (7.84%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
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