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

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

Technical Author
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 736 813 746
Rank change year-on-year +77 -67  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 136 111 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.12% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 79 101 177
Median salary £50,000 £41,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.76% +19.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £50,000 £41,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +20.48% +18.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 84528 93714 106901
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.96% 96.53% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 69082 78988 88114
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £72,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Technical Author
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Author in the UK

Technical Author
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Technical Author in the UK

Technical Author
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Author over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Author in the UK

Technical Author
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Author within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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
England +77 126 £50,000 +17.64% 13
South East +85 64 £50,000 +25.00% 4
Berkshire +64 44 £50,000 +33.33% 4
London +35 23 £60,000 +42.85% 3
Yorkshire +24 16 £50,000 -1.96% 1
Hampshire +27 13 £50,000 +42.85%
Southampton +21 10 £55,000 +57.14%
East of England -13 10 £55,000 +10.00% 4
West Midlands +17 9 £50,000 +24.22% 1
North Yorkshire +12 9 £50,000 +66.66%
Surrey +25 7 - -
South Wales +26 6 £40,000 -
West Yorkshire +19 6 £33,750 -10.00% 1
Wales +16 6 £40,000 -
Lichfield - 6 £50,000 -
Staffordshire - 6 £50,000 - 1
Cambridgeshire -26 5 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Cambridge -36 5 £55,000 +10.00% 2
Torfaen - 5 £39,750 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £35,000 - 2
Cwmbran - 5 £39,750 -
Manchester -26 4 £45,000 +5.88%
North West -42 4 £45,000 +5.88%
Bishop's Stortford - 3 £35,000 -
Leeds +5 2 £32,000 -14.66%
Bradford - 2 £35,000 - 1
Portsmouth - 2 £36,250 -
Coventry - 2 £37,500 -
Bracknell +25 1 - -
Reading +21 1 - -

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 86 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (28.17%) HTML
3 65 (22.89%) Java
4 59 (20.77%) CSS
5 57 (20.07%) Scrum
6 54 (19.01%) JIRA
7 50 (17.61%) Degree
8 49 (17.25%) Oracle
9 48 (16.90%) Open Source
9 48 (16.90%) SaaS
10 47 (16.55%) JavaScript
11 46 (16.20%) Analytics
12 45 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
13 44 (15.49%) Product Management
13 44 (15.49%) HTML5
13 44 (15.49%) PHP
13 44 (15.49%) CRM
14 43 (15.14%) E-Commerce
15 42 (14.79%) Responsive Web Design
16 41 (14.44%) Demandware
16 41 (14.44%) hybris
16 41 (14.44%) Apache Cassandra
16 41 (14.44%) Node.js
16 41 (14.44%) Apache Solr
16 41 (14.44%) PaaS
16 41 (14.44%) AngularJS
16 41 (14.44%) IaaS
16 41 (14.44%) ATG
16 41 (14.44%) CMS
16 41 (14.44%) Google

Technical Author Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 41 (14.44%) Apache Solr
1 41 (14.44%) CMS
1 41 (14.44%) WebSphere
2 13 (4.58%) Confluence
3 6 (2.11%) WordPress
4 4 (1.41%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.06%) Drupal
6 2 (0.70%) Moodle
Applications
1 35 (12.32%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (11.97%) RoboHelp
3 21 (7.39%) Acrobat
4 18 (6.34%) Adobe Illustrator
5 16 (5.63%) FrameMaker
6 14 (4.93%) Photoshop
7 11 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
8 8 (2.82%) Adobe Captivate
9 7 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 7 (2.46%) MS Visio
10 6 (2.11%) PaintShop Pro
11 5 (1.76%) Camtasia
11 5 (1.76%) Fireworks
12 4 (1.41%) Adobe Premiere
12 4 (1.41%) InDesign
13 3 (1.06%) Adobe After Effects
13 3 (1.06%) Doxygen
14 2 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.70%) QuarkXPress
15 1 (0.35%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (16.90%) SaaS
2 41 (14.44%) Google Analytics
2 41 (14.44%) IaaS
2 41 (14.44%) PaaS
3 2 (0.70%) GitHub
4 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.58%) Intranet
2 4 (1.41%) Internet
3 1 (0.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (14.44%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (1.41%) Big Data
3 3 (1.06%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 54 (19.01%) JIRA
2 3 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.06%) VersionOne
3 2 (0.70%) Eclipse
General
1 21 (7.39%) Finance
2 18 (6.34%) Marketing
2 18 (6.34%) Publishing
3 15 (5.28%) Banking
3 15 (5.28%) Electronics
4 13 (4.58%) Back Office
5 6 (2.11%) Multimedia
5 6 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.76%) Legal
7 3 (1.06%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.70%) Law
8 2 (0.70%) Retail
8 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.35%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (28.17%) HTML
2 59 (20.77%) CSS
3 44 (15.49%) HTML5
4 41 (14.44%) AngularJS
4 41 (14.44%) Middleware
4 41 (14.44%) Node.js
4 41 (14.44%) Web Services
5 35 (12.32%) XML
6 20 (7.04%) REST
7 8 (2.82%) XSL
8 6 (2.11%) Hibernate
9 4 (1.41%) .NET
10 3 (1.06%) Flash
10 3 (1.06%) SGML
10 3 (1.06%) XHTML
11 2 (0.70%) CSS3
11 2 (0.70%) jQuery
11 2 (0.70%) JSON
12 1 (0.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.85%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (11.97%) Enterprise Software
3 28 (9.86%) Computer Science
4 16 (5.63%) User Experience
5 12 (4.23%) e-Learning
6 8 (2.82%) Graphic Design
6 8 (2.82%) Virtual Team
7 7 (2.46%) Video Editing
8 6 (2.11%) Life Science
9 5 (1.76%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.70%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.35%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.35%) Fintech
11 1 (0.35%) iPad
11 1 (0.35%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.70%) Android
2 1 (0.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (30.28%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (20.07%) Scrum
3 48 (16.90%) Open Source
4 46 (16.20%) Analytics
5 44 (15.49%) CRM
5 44 (15.49%) Product Management
6 43 (15.14%) E-Commerce
7 42 (14.79%) Responsive Web Design
8 41 (14.44%) ERP
8 41 (14.44%) OO
8 41 (14.44%) OOD
9 25 (8.80%) Software Engineering
10 21 (7.39%) Mathematics
11 17 (5.99%) Time Management
12 14 (4.93%) Desktop Publishing
13 13 (4.58%) Content Management
13 13 (4.58%) Document Management
14 11 (3.87%) Statistics
15 10 (3.52%) Project Management
15 10 (3.52%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 65 (22.89%) Java
2 47 (16.55%) JavaScript
3 44 (15.49%) PHP
4 32 (11.27%) C++
5 20 (7.04%) C
5 20 (7.04%) Python
6 7 (2.46%) C#
7 3 (1.06%) C-shell
7 3 (1.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (17.61%) Degree
2 17 (5.99%) PhD
3 4 (1.41%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) SCOM
1 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 49 (17.25%) Oracle
2 41 (14.44%) Adobe
2 41 (14.44%) ATG
2 41 (14.44%) Demandware
2 41 (14.44%) Google
2 41 (14.44%) hybris
2 41 (14.44%) IBM
3 37 (13.03%) Microsoft
4 11 (3.87%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.41%) VMware
6 2 (0.70%) Apple
6 2 (0.70%) Quark
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