The median annual salary for a Technical Author was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 702 772 799
Rank change year-on-year +70 +27  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 151 178 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 112 140 88
Median salary £50,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £25,000 £31,463
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
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. 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 82231 100619 103475
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.37% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 68306 84262 84520
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 29 March 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 29 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
England +49 147 £50,000 +33.33% 16
South East +70 57 £50,000 +38.88% 6
London +48 34 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Berkshire +60 32 £52,500 +40.00% 4
Yorkshire +44 29 £46,500 +60.34% 1
North Yorkshire +26 20 £50,000 +51.51%
East of England -8 20 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Cambridgeshire -17 15 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Surrey +54 14 £30,000 -55.55%
Cambridge -25 11 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Hampshire +21 9 £50,000 +40.84% 2
Southampton +20 9 £50,000 +60.00% 2
York - 7 £43,000 -
Bracknell +21 5 £50,000 -
North West -4 4 £34,750 +2.20% 2
Hertfordshire +12 3 £32,500 -9.72% 1
South Wales - 3 £42,500 -
East Midlands - 3 £25,000 -
Wales - 3 £42,500 -
Manchester - 3 £29,000 - 2
Lincolnshire - 3 £25,000 -
Chertsey - 2 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £30,000 -
East Yorkshire - 2 £31,000 -
Cwmbran - 2 - -
Hull - 2 £31,000 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £40,000 -
Torfaen - 2 - -
City of London +45 1 £55,000 -
Scotland +22 1 £33,500 +5.51%

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 89 (30.27%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (28.91%) HTML
3 66 (22.45%) Java
3 66 (22.45%) CSS
4 63 (21.43%) Scrum
5 52 (17.69%) JavaScript
6 48 (16.33%) Adobe
6 48 (16.33%) JIRA
7 46 (15.65%) HTML5
8 45 (15.31%) PHP
9 44 (14.97%) XML
9 44 (14.97%) C++
9 44 (14.97%) SaaS
10 42 (14.29%) Web Services
10 42 (14.29%) OO
10 42 (14.29%) Middleware
11 41 (13.95%) Open Source
12 40 (13.61%) Degree
13 39 (13.27%) Electronics
13 39 (13.27%) Analytics
14 38 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
15 35 (11.90%) E-Commerce
15 35 (11.90%) CMS
16 34 (11.56%) Oracle
17 33 (11.22%) RoboHelp
17 33 (11.22%) PaaS
17 33 (11.22%) IaaS
17 33 (11.22%) Responsive Web Design
18 32 (10.88%) Demandware
18 32 (10.88%) AngularJS

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 35 (11.90%) CMS
2 32 (10.88%) Apache Solr
2 32 (10.88%) WebSphere
3 23 (7.82%) Confluence
4 6 (2.04%) WordPress
5 5 (1.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (11.22%) RoboHelp
2 31 (10.54%) MS Office
3 24 (8.16%) MS Excel
4 23 (7.82%) Acrobat
5 17 (5.78%) FrameMaker
6 14 (4.76%) Adobe Illustrator
7 12 (4.08%) MS Visio
8 10 (3.40%) MS PowerPoint
8 10 (3.40%) Photoshop
9 9 (3.06%) Camtasia
10 8 (2.72%) Adobe Captivate
11 7 (2.38%) Adobe Premiere
11 7 (2.38%) Fireworks
12 6 (2.04%) InDesign
13 5 (1.70%) Adobe After Effects
13 5 (1.70%) Snagit
14 2 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 2 (0.68%) QuarkXPress
15 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
15 1 (0.34%) Corel VideoStudio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (14.97%) SaaS
2 33 (11.22%) IaaS
2 33 (11.22%) PaaS
3 32 (10.88%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.68%) Lucidchart
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.02%) VoIP
2 2 (0.68%) Intranet
3 1 (0.34%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.34%) RTP
3 1 (0.34%) UPnP
3 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (10.88%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (1.70%) Big Data
3 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 48 (16.33%) JIRA
2 4 (1.36%) Dreamweaver
General
1 39 (13.27%) Electronics
2 28 (9.52%) Marketing
3 23 (7.82%) Finance
4 18 (6.12%) Multimedia
5 9 (3.06%) Publishing
6 6 (2.04%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.70%) Automotive
7 5 (1.70%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.36%) Banking
8 4 (1.36%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.02%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.68%) Back Office
10 2 (0.68%) Legal
10 2 (0.68%) Retail
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (28.91%) HTML
2 66 (22.45%) CSS
3 46 (15.65%) HTML5
4 44 (14.97%) XML
5 42 (14.29%) Middleware
5 42 (14.29%) Web Services
6 32 (10.88%) AngularJS
6 32 (10.88%) Node.js
7 20 (6.80%) REST
8 5 (1.70%) SGML
9 3 (1.02%) XHTML
10 2 (0.68%) .NET
10 2 (0.68%) CSS3
10 2 (0.68%) Flash
10 2 (0.68%) jQuery
10 2 (0.68%) JSON
10 2 (0.68%) OAuth
11 1 (0.34%) iOS SDK
11 1 (0.34%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.93%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.80%) Computer Science
3 12 (4.08%) e-Learning
3 12 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (4.08%) User Experience
3 12 (4.08%) Virtual Team
4 8 (2.72%) Video Editing
5 6 (2.04%) Life Science
6 4 (1.36%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.02%) iPad
7 3 (1.02%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.34%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.34%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.34%) Fintech
8 1 (0.34%) Photography
8 1 (0.34%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.34%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.04%) Windows
2 3 (1.02%) Unix
3 2 (0.68%) Linux
3 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.34%) Android
4 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.34%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (30.27%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (21.43%) Scrum
3 42 (14.29%) OO
4 41 (13.95%) Open Source
5 39 (13.27%) Analytics
6 35 (11.90%) E-Commerce
7 33 (11.22%) Responsive Web Design
8 32 (10.88%) CRM
8 32 (10.88%) ERP
8 32 (10.88%) OOD
9 28 (9.52%) Mathematics
10 26 (8.84%) Product Management
11 17 (5.78%) Project Management
12 14 (4.76%) Software Engineering
12 14 (4.76%) Time Management
13 11 (3.74%) Process Improvement
14 10 (3.40%) Physics
14 10 (3.40%) Web Development
15 8 (2.72%) Digital Marketing
16 7 (2.38%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 66 (22.45%) Java
2 52 (17.69%) JavaScript
3 45 (15.31%) PHP
4 44 (14.97%) C++
5 30 (10.20%) C
5 30 (10.20%) Python
6 11 (3.74%) C#
7 5 (1.70%) C-shell
7 5 (1.70%) SQL
8 2 (0.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (13.61%) Degree
2 7 (2.38%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.70%) PhD
4 4 (1.36%) ISEB
4 4 (1.36%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.36%) PMP
5 2 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.34%) HNC
6 1 (0.34%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.36%) QA
Vendors
1 48 (16.33%) Adobe
2 34 (11.56%) Oracle
3 32 (10.88%) ATG
3 32 (10.88%) Demandware
3 32 (10.88%) Google
3 32 (10.88%) hybris
3 32 (10.88%) IBM
4 31 (10.54%) Microsoft
5 20 (6.80%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.36%) Forcepoint
7 2 (0.68%) Apiary
7 2 (0.68%) Quark
7 2 (0.68%) SAP
8 1 (0.34%) QNX
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Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
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Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
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Salary: £Competitive + excellent benefits
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: excellent bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
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Salary: £Highly Competitive + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Posted: 7 days ago
Berkshire
Edissero Ltd
Salary: £Highly competitive + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
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Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum 9% pension, flex working, family hea
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Yorkshire
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London
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Hertfordshire
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