Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Writer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Writer
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1098 1097 1137
Rank change year-on-year -1 +40 +126
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 68 106 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.040% 0.059% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.061% 0.071%
Number of salaries quoted 54 81 121
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £59,250 £57,500 £56,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
England
Permanent vacancies in England with a recognized job title 161572 172869 197438
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.72% 96.50% 96.51%
Number of salaries quoted 130677 145836 165635
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £26,375
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Technical Writer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Technical Writer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Writer in England

Technical Writer
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Writer in England.

Salary trend for Technical Writer in England

Technical Writer
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Writer in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Writer in England

Technical Writer
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -31 27 £48,750 +14.71%
South East +35 19 £33,750 -28.95% 2
North of England +23 18 £45,000 +42.86%
North West -8 10 £50,000 +53.85%
Yorkshire +35 8 £44,000 +55.75%
West Midlands +13 3 £37,500 -6.25%
Midlands +11 3 £37,500 -6.25%
East of England +6 1 £35,000 -
Technical Writer
UK

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 across the England region featuring Technical Writer in the job title.

1 26 (38.24%) Marketing
2 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (32.35%) HTML
4 21 (30.88%) Scrum
5 19 (27.94%) Degree
5 19 (27.94%) PHP
6 15 (22.06%) Java
6 15 (22.06%) JavaScript
6 15 (22.06%) CSS
6 15 (22.06%) SaaS
6 15 (22.06%) PaaS
6 15 (22.06%) HTML5
6 15 (22.06%) IaaS
7 13 (19.12%) User Experience
7 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
8 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
8 12 (17.65%) Information Architecture
9 11 (16.18%) XML
10 10 (14.71%) Content Management
10 10 (14.71%) Product Management
11 9 (13.24%) Finance
12 8 (11.76%) Management Information System
12 8 (11.76%) Risk Management
12 8 (11.76%) Project Management
12 8 (11.76%) Service Delivery
12 8 (11.76%) Firewall
12 8 (11.76%) Six Sigma
12 8 (11.76%) ITIL
12 8 (11.76%) COBIT
12 8 (11.76%) Lean Six Sigma

Technical Writer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 7 (10.29%) Moodle
2 3 (4.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (7.35%) RoboHelp
3 3 (4.41%) FrameMaker
4 2 (2.94%) InDesign
4 2 (2.94%) LaTeX
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.06%) IaaS
1 15 (22.06%) PaaS
1 15 (22.06%) SaaS
2 1 (1.47%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.76%) Firewall
2 5 (7.35%) Intranet
3 2 (2.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) Big Data
2 4 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.94%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (38.24%) Marketing
2 9 (13.24%) Finance
3 8 (11.76%) Digital Economy
4 7 (10.29%) Banking
5 5 (7.35%) Back Office
5 5 (7.35%) Publishing
6 1 (1.47%) Automotive
6 1 (1.47%) Law
6 1 (1.47%) Legal
6 1 (1.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.35%) HTML
2 15 (22.06%) CSS
2 15 (22.06%) HTML5
3 11 (16.18%) XML
4 3 (4.41%) XSL
5 2 (2.94%) JSON
6 1 (1.47%) RESTful
6 1 (1.47%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) User Experience
2 8 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.88%) Fintech
4 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.88%) Scrum
3 12 (17.65%) Information Architecture
4 10 (14.71%) Content Management
4 10 (14.71%) Product Management
5 8 (11.76%) Desktop Publishing
5 8 (11.76%) ITIL
5 8 (11.76%) Knowledge Management
5 8 (11.76%) Lean Six Sigma
5 8 (11.76%) Project Management
5 8 (11.76%) Risk Management
5 8 (11.76%) Security Operations
5 8 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 8 (11.76%) Six Sigma
6 7 (10.29%) Analytics
6 7 (10.29%) Data Analytics
6 7 (10.29%) Visualisation
7 5 (7.35%) Document Management
7 5 (7.35%) User Stories
8 4 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.94%) PHP
2 15 (22.06%) Java
2 15 (22.06%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.88%) Python
3 4 (5.88%) SQL
4 3 (4.41%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 19 (27.94%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.76%) COBIT
2 5 (7.35%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) Adobe
2 2 (2.94%) Sophos
3 1 (1.47%) Atlassian