The median annual salary for a Technical Author was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Author
England / South East
Rank 327 412 406
Rank change year-on-year +85 -6  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 54 48 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 31 38 20
Median salary £50,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.88% -4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £30,763
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,750 £47,750
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 14422 18600 19935
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 96.51% 96.65% 97.00%
Number of salaries quoted 12036 15863 16077
Median salary £43,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

Technical Author
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Technical Author in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Author in the South East

Technical Author
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Author in the South East.

Salary trend for Technical Author in the South East

Technical Author
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Author in the South East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Author in the South East

Technical Author
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Author within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
Berkshire +52 29 £52,500 +40.00% 5
Surrey +48 14 £30,000 -55.55%
Hampshire +19 9 £50,000 +40.84% 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £30,000 -
Technical Author
England

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Technical Author 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 South East region featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 24 (26.37%) XML
2 22 (24.18%) Product Management
3 21 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (21.98%) RoboHelp
5 17 (18.68%) REST
6 16 (17.58%) Adobe
7 15 (16.48%) C++
7 15 (16.48%) Degree
7 15 (16.48%) Time Management
8 14 (15.38%) Acrobat
9 13 (14.29%) HTML
10 12 (13.19%) MS Office
11 11 (12.09%) MS Excel
11 11 (12.09%) MS Visio
11 11 (12.09%) Microsoft
11 11 (12.09%) FrameMaker
12 10 (10.99%) MS PowerPoint
12 10 (10.99%) CSS
13 9 (9.89%) Open Source
14 8 (8.79%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (8.79%) Java
15 7 (7.69%) C#
15 7 (7.69%) Fireworks
16 6 (6.59%) Statistics
16 6 (6.59%) Mathematics
16 6 (6.59%) Chemistry
16 6 (6.59%) Life Science
16 6 (6.59%) Bioinformatics
16 6 (6.59%) Software Engineering
16 6 (6.59%) Camtasia

Technical Author Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (2.20%) CMS
1 2 (2.20%) Confluence
Applications
1 20 (21.98%) RoboHelp
2 14 (15.38%) Acrobat
3 12 (13.19%) MS Office
4 11 (12.09%) FrameMaker
4 11 (12.09%) MS Excel
4 11 (12.09%) MS Visio
5 10 (10.99%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (7.69%) Fireworks
7 6 (6.59%) Camtasia
8 4 (4.40%) Snagit
9 2 (2.20%) Adobe Captivate
9 2 (2.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (2.20%) QuarkXPress
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Dreamweaver
2 1 (1.10%) JIRA
General
1 5 (5.49%) Marketing
2 4 (4.40%) Publishing
3 2 (2.20%) Legal
3 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.20%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.10%) Advertising
4 1 (1.10%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.37%) XML
2 17 (18.68%) REST
3 13 (14.29%) HTML
4 10 (10.99%) CSS
5 2 (2.20%) .NET
5 2 (2.20%) CSS3
5 2 (2.20%) HTML5
5 2 (2.20%) jQuery
6 1 (1.10%) Flash
6 1 (1.10%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.59%) Life Science
3 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.40%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.10%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.10%) Linux
1 1 (1.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.18%) Product Management
2 21 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (16.48%) Time Management
4 9 (9.89%) Open Source
5 6 (6.59%) Bioinformatics
5 6 (6.59%) Chemistry
5 6 (6.59%) Mathematics
5 6 (6.59%) Software Engineering
5 6 (6.59%) Statistics
6 4 (4.40%) Biology
6 4 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.40%) Data Management
6 4 (4.40%) Health Informatics
6 4 (4.40%) Informatics
6 4 (4.40%) Project Management
6 4 (4.40%) Scrum
7 1 (1.10%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 1 (1.10%) Desktop Publishing
7 1 (1.10%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.10%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 15 (16.48%) C++
2 8 (8.79%) Java
3 7 (7.69%) C#
4 5 (5.49%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (16.48%) Degree
2 4 (4.40%) PhD
3 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (17.58%) Adobe
2 11 (12.09%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.40%) Forcepoint
4 2 (2.20%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle
4 2 (2.20%) Quark
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