Period
to 23 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Writer was £48,750 in advertised job vacancies in London 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 813 782 851
Rank change year-on-year -31 +69 +48
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 27 68 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.036% 0.089% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.093% 0.069%
Number of salaries quoted 26 54 45
London median annual salary £48,750 £42,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.71% -19.05% +50.00%
10th Percentile £41,250 £29,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +14.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Permanent vacancies in London with a recognized job title 70899 72968 85123
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 95.97% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 55853 62987 72260
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £33,351 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,377
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.42% +3.06%

Technical Writer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Writer in London

Technical Writer
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for Technical Writer in London

Technical Writer
Salary Histogram in London

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

Salary histogram for Technical Writer in London

Technical Writer
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the London 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
Central London +14 2 £110,000 +129.17%
West London +1 2 £47,500 -9.52%
Technical Writer
England

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

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 London region featuring Technical Writer in the job title.

1 9 (33.33%) HTML
1 9 (33.33%) PHP
1 9 (33.33%) User Experience
2 8 (29.63%) Marketing
3 7 (25.93%) Big Data
3 7 (25.93%) Data Analytics
3 7 (25.93%) Analytics
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 7 (25.93%) Moodle
3 7 (25.93%) Visualisation
4 5 (18.52%) SaaS
4 5 (18.52%) PaaS
4 5 (18.52%) Content Management
4 5 (18.52%) Intranet
4 5 (18.52%) Scrum
4 5 (18.52%) Document Management
4 5 (18.52%) CSS
4 5 (18.52%) XML
4 5 (18.52%) Java
4 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
4 5 (18.52%) Back Office
4 5 (18.52%) Finance
4 5 (18.52%) IaaS
4 5 (18.52%) HTML5
5 4 (14.81%) Fintech
5 4 (14.81%) Degree
5 4 (14.81%) Information Architecture
5 4 (14.81%) Python
6 3 (11.11%) C-shell

Technical Writer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (25.93%) Moodle
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) InDesign
1 2 (7.41%) LaTeX
1 2 (7.41%) RoboHelp
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) IaaS
1 5 (18.52%) PaaS
1 5 (18.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) Big Data
2 2 (7.41%) Blockchain
General
1 8 (29.63%) Marketing
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 5 (18.52%) Back Office
3 5 (18.52%) Finance
4 2 (7.41%) Publishing
5 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) HTML
2 5 (18.52%) CSS
2 5 (18.52%) HTML5
2 5 (18.52%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) User Experience
2 4 (14.81%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (25.93%) Analytics
1 7 (25.93%) Data Analytics
1 7 (25.93%) Visualisation
2 5 (18.52%) Content Management
2 5 (18.52%) Document Management
2 5 (18.52%) Scrum
3 4 (14.81%) Information Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Change Management
4 2 (7.41%) Content Writing
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Publishing
4 2 (7.41%) Product Management
5 1 (3.70%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (3.70%) Information Management
5 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) PHP
2 5 (18.52%) Java
2 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) Python
4 3 (11.11%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) PhD
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Adobe