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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Writer
Rank 889 874 950
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +76
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 43 73 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.068% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.071% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 38 56 44
Median salary £38,500 £35,700 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.84% +8.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £31,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £49,750 £42,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%

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
94892 102869 114926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.27% 96.47% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 79750 84327 94069
Median salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £68,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 May 2016 within the UK.

Technical Writer Salary Histogram in the UK

Technical Writer
Top 25 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 24 May 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 +27 42 £38,500 +7.84% 5
London +35 17 £45,000 +20.00% 3
South West - 8 £38,000 -
Gloucestershire - 7 £38,000 -
Birmingham - 5 £40,000 -
West Midlands - 5 £40,000 -
North West +25 4 £35,000 -
Yorkshire +12 4 £33,750 +50.00% 1
Manchester +5 4 £35,000 -
South East 0 4 £41,750 +4.37% 1
Romford +1 3 £42,000 +2.43%
Leeds - 3 £37,500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 3 £37,500 - 1
Surrey +3 2 £47,500 -
Walton-on-Thames - 2 £47,500 -
Buckinghamshire +20 1 £36,000 -10.00% 1
Hampshire +3 1 £35,000 -
Scotland -12 1 £25,000 -23.07%
Glasgow -21 1 £25,000 -16.66%
Gloucester - 1 £38,500 -
Aylesbury - 1 £36,000 -
Swindon - 1 £45,000 -
Middlesbrough - 1 £30,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £30,000 -
Wiltshire - 1 £45,000 -

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 55 (44.35%) XML
2 53 (42.74%) HTML
3 43 (34.68%) MS Office
4 42 (33.87%) Degree
5 41 (33.06%) Microsoft
6 25 (20.16%) Computer Science
7 22 (17.74%) Adobe
8 21 (16.94%) RoboHelp
9 20 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (15.32%) Management Information System
10 19 (15.32%) Publishing
10 19 (15.32%) XMetaL
11 17 (13.71%) MS Excel
12 16 (12.90%) CSS
12 16 (12.90%) CMS
12 16 (12.90%) Content Management
12 16 (12.90%) Marketing
13 15 (12.10%) Subversion
13 15 (12.10%) Acrobat
14 14 (11.29%) Finance
14 14 (11.29%) Blog
15 13 (10.48%) MS PowerPoint
15 13 (10.48%) FrameMaker
15 13 (10.48%) MS Visio
16 12 (9.68%) SQL
17 11 (8.87%) C
17 11 (8.87%) SharePoint
17 11 (8.87%) Windows
17 11 (8.87%) Active Directory
17 11 (8.87%) Project Management

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 16 (12.90%) CMS
2 11 (8.87%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.84%) Confluence
Applications
1 43 (34.68%) MS Office
2 21 (16.94%) RoboHelp
3 19 (15.32%) XMetaL
4 17 (13.71%) MS Excel
5 15 (12.10%) Acrobat
6 13 (10.48%) FrameMaker
6 13 (10.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (10.48%) MS Visio
7 10 (8.06%) Photoshop
8 7 (5.65%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.26%) SaaS
2 7 (5.65%) GitHub
3 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.61%) IaaS
5 2 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.23%) Internet
2 3 (2.42%) Intranet
2 3 (2.42%) VoIP
3 1 (0.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.42%) RDBMS
1 3 (2.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (12.10%) Subversion
2 4 (3.23%) Rational Rose
3 2 (1.61%) Selenium
General
1 19 (15.32%) Publishing
2 16 (12.90%) Marketing
3 14 (11.29%) Finance
4 10 (8.06%) Telecoms
5 8 (6.45%) Legal
6 3 (2.42%) Games
6 3 (2.42%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.61%) Electronics
7 2 (1.61%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.81%) Local Government
8 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (44.35%) XML
2 53 (42.74%) HTML
3 16 (12.90%) CSS
4 9 (7.26%) .NET
5 5 (4.03%) Web Services
6 4 (3.23%) WSDL
6 4 (3.23%) XML Schema
6 4 (3.23%) XSD
7 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.61%) XSLT
8 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.81%) HTML5
8 1 (0.81%) Middleware
8 1 (0.81%) XHTML
8 1 (0.81%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.16%) Computer Science
2 19 (15.32%) Management Information System
3 14 (11.29%) Blog
4 11 (8.87%) e-Learning
5 9 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (7.26%) User Experience
6 8 (6.45%) Mathematics
7 7 (5.65%) Learning Management System
8 6 (4.84%) Chemistry
8 6 (4.84%) Physics
9 5 (4.03%) Fintech
10 4 (3.23%) Bitcoin
11 3 (2.42%) Economics
11 3 (2.42%) Online Games
11 3 (2.42%) Social Media
11 3 (2.42%) Taxonomies
12 2 (1.61%) Blockchain
12 2 (1.61%) Cryptography
13 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.81%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.87%) Windows
2 4 (3.23%) Linux
2 4 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (12.90%) Content Management
3 11 (8.87%) Project Management
4 10 (8.06%) Information Architecture
4 10 (8.06%) Software Engineering
5 9 (7.26%) Time Management
6 7 (5.65%) Scrum
7 6 (4.84%) Configuration Management
7 6 (4.84%) Software Testing
8 5 (4.03%) SDLC
9 4 (3.23%) Business Analysis
9 4 (3.23%) Presales
9 4 (3.23%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.23%) Product Management
9 4 (3.23%) System Testing
9 4 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (3.23%) Test Scripting
9 4 (3.23%) UML
9 4 (3.23%) Web Design
10 3 (2.42%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.68%) SQL
2 11 (8.87%) C
3 9 (7.26%) C#
4 8 (6.45%) C++
4 8 (6.45%) Java
5 5 (4.03%) Python
6 4 (3.23%) Lua
6 4 (3.23%) Perl
7 2 (1.61%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.61%) PHP
8 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (33.87%) Degree
2 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) QA
System Software
1 11 (8.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.84%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (33.06%) Microsoft
2 22 (17.74%) Adobe
3 8 (6.45%) Perforce
4 6 (4.84%) Atlassian
4 6 (4.84%) Oracle
5 5 (4.03%) RedGate
6 3 (2.42%) VMware
7 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.81%) SAP
7 1 (0.81%) Toshiba
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