Period
to 21 October 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Author was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 926 933 936
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3 +47
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 252 291 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 158 220 327
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,775 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.18% +21.43% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 166694 184283 211352
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 96.44% 96.48%
Number of salaries quoted 133468 154425 175167
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,771 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Technical Author
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Author in the UK

Technical Author
Top 14 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 6 months to 21 October 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
England +20 243 £45,000 +5.88% 16
UK excluding London -3 177 £42,000 -1.18% 11
South East +52 78 £44,000 +10.00% 6
London +34 74 £45,000 +6.51% 5
North of England +1 41 £37,500 -20.21%
Yorkshire +27 39 £37,500 -20.21%
East of England -9 28 £47,000 -6.00% 2
Midlands +40 20 £47,000 +34.29% 3
West Midlands +22 18 £50,000 +25.00% 3
Wales +26 6 £40,000 -
South West -2 3 £35,500 -5.33%
East Midlands +33 2 £28,750 -11.54%
North West -32 2 £45,000 -4.26%
Scotland -16 1 £35,000 +40.00%

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 68 (26.98%) Degree
2 43 (17.06%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (17.06%) HTML
2 43 (17.06%) User Experience
3 38 (15.08%) Analytics
4 36 (14.29%) CSS
5 35 (13.89%) Java
5 35 (13.89%) Information Architecture
6 33 (13.10%) Product Management
6 33 (13.10%) Oracle
6 33 (13.10%) CMS
7 31 (12.30%) SQL
8 29 (11.51%) Moodle
8 29 (11.51%) Big Data
8 29 (11.51%) Data Analytics
9 28 (11.11%) JavaScript
10 27 (10.71%) Adobe
11 26 (10.32%) Big Data Analytics
11 26 (10.32%) Innovative Thinking
11 26 (10.32%) Enterprise Software
12 25 (9.92%) Publishing
13 24 (9.52%) Microsoft
13 24 (9.52%) CRM
14 23 (9.13%) ERP
15 21 (8.33%) PHP
15 21 (8.33%) E-Commerce
15 21 (8.33%) IBM
15 21 (8.33%) ATG
15 21 (8.33%) WebSphere
15 21 (8.33%) Demandware

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 33 (13.10%) CMS
2 29 (11.51%) Moodle
3 21 (8.33%) Apache Solr
3 21 (8.33%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.38%) Confluence
5 3 (1.19%) Drupal
5 3 (1.19%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 17 (6.75%) Acrobat
2 16 (6.35%) FrameMaker
2 16 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (5.56%) RoboHelp
4 10 (3.97%) PaintShop Pro
5 8 (3.17%) MS Visio
6 6 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 4 (1.59%) Photoshop
8 3 (1.19%) Doxygen
8 3 (1.19%) Snagit
9 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.40%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.33%) IaaS
1 21 (8.33%) PaaS
1 21 (8.33%) SaaS
2 9 (3.57%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.79%) GitHub
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.38%) Internet
1 6 (2.38%) Intranet
2 1 (0.40%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.51%) Big Data
2 21 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.79%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (5.56%) JIRA
2 7 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.38%) Subversion
4 3 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.40%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.40%) VersionOne
General
1 25 (9.92%) Publishing
2 9 (3.57%) Finance
2 9 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (2.38%) Back Office
3 6 (2.38%) Banking
4 4 (1.59%) Legal
4 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.59%) Marketing
5 2 (0.79%) Law
6 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.40%) Automotive
6 1 (0.40%) Electronics
6 1 (0.40%) Games
6 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (17.06%) HTML
2 36 (14.29%) CSS
3 21 (8.33%) AngularJS
3 21 (8.33%) HTML5
3 21 (8.33%) Node.js
4 19 (7.54%) XML
5 13 (5.16%) REST
6 11 (4.37%) Web Services
7 9 (3.57%) Hibernate
7 9 (3.57%) Middleware
8 5 (1.98%) .NET
9 4 (1.59%) XSL
10 3 (1.19%) JSON
11 1 (0.40%) Flash
11 1 (0.40%) RESTful
11 1 (0.40%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 43 (17.06%) User Experience
2 26 (10.32%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.35%) Computer Science
5 13 (5.16%) Graphic Design
6 6 (2.38%) Life Science
7 5 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.59%) Fintech
9 2 (0.79%) Animation
10 1 (0.40%) Blog
10 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.40%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.78%) Linux
2 6 (2.38%) Unix
3 4 (1.59%) Windows
4 2 (0.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (17.06%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (15.08%) Analytics
3 35 (13.89%) Information Architecture
4 33 (13.10%) Product Management
5 29 (11.51%) Data Analytics
6 26 (10.32%) Big Data Analytics
6 26 (10.32%) Innovative Thinking
7 24 (9.52%) CRM
8 23 (9.13%) ERP
9 21 (8.33%) E-Commerce
9 21 (8.33%) Open Source
9 21 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
10 20 (7.94%) Mathematics
11 18 (7.14%) Software Engineering
12 17 (6.75%) Scrum
13 15 (5.95%) Desktop Publishing
14 14 (5.56%) Content Management
15 11 (4.37%) SDLC
16 10 (3.97%) OO
17 9 (3.57%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 35 (13.89%) Java
2 31 (12.30%) SQL
3 28 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 21 (8.33%) PHP
5 3 (1.19%) C
5 3 (1.19%) C#
5 3 (1.19%) C++
5 3 (1.19%) C-shell
6 2 (0.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 68 (26.98%) Degree
2 13 (5.16%) PhD
3 3 (1.19%) HND
4 2 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.79%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) SCOM
1 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 33 (13.10%) Oracle
2 27 (10.71%) Adobe
3 24 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 21 (8.33%) ATG
4 21 (8.33%) Demandware
4 21 (8.33%) hybris
4 21 (8.33%) IBM
5 9 (3.57%) Google
6 7 (2.78%) Atlassian
7 6 (2.38%) VMware
8 2 (0.79%) Apple