Period
to 21 February 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Author was £43,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 925 863 933
Rank change year-on-year -62 +70 +84
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 263 327 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 205 236 264
UK median annual salary £43,000 £46,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.52% +27.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £31,750 £30,000 £26,075
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,625 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57% -

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 169,685 169,699 201,316
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.47% 96.65%
Number of salaries quoted 139,125 141,017 168,280
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 February 2018.

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 February 2018. 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 -39 260 £43,000 -8.51% 19
UK excluding London -87 177 £40,000 -11.11% 12
London +40 87 £47,500 -5.00% 7
South East -8 85 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Midlands +6 32 £37,500 -6.25% 2
North of England -41 28 £37,500 -20.21% 2
East of England -25 27 £39,000 -25.00% 1
Yorkshire -22 22 £37,500 -25.00% 1
West Midlands -13 21 £37,500 - 2
East Midlands -4 11 £30,000 -25.00%
North West -15 6 £45,000 -4.26%
South West +7 2 £35,500 +12.70%
Wales +6 2 £39,500 -7.06%
Scotland -44 1 £35,000 +4.48%

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, Technical Author job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Technical Author in the job title.

1 68 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (18.63%) Degree
3 44 (16.73%) CMS
4 41 (15.59%) JavaScript
5 39 (14.83%) XML
6 37 (14.07%) Open Source
7 34 (12.93%) Content Management
8 33 (12.55%) Microsoft
9 31 (11.79%) User Experience
10 30 (11.41%) Adobe
11 29 (11.03%) Marketing
12 28 (10.65%) QA
12 28 (10.65%) Time Management
13 27 (10.27%) Linux
14 26 (9.89%) HTML
15 25 (9.51%) CSS
16 23 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
17 22 (8.37%) Git (software)
17 22 (8.37%) Confluence
17 22 (8.37%) Analytics
18 21 (7.98%) Manufacturing
19 18 (6.84%) RoboHelp
19 18 (6.84%) Oracle
19 18 (6.84%) Java
20 17 (6.46%) Python
20 17 (6.46%) Microsoft Excel
21 16 (6.08%) Perl
21 16 (6.08%) Adobe Illustrator
22 14 (5.32%) ERP
23 13 (4.94%) SQL

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 44 (16.73%) CMS
2 22 (8.37%) Confluence
3 12 (4.56%) Apache Solr
3 12 (4.56%) WebSphere
4 9 (3.42%) Moodle
5 3 (1.14%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.76%) WordPress
7 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (8.75%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (6.84%) RoboHelp
3 17 (6.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (6.08%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (4.56%) Acrobat
5 12 (4.56%) MS Visio
6 10 (3.80%) InDesign
7 8 (3.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (3.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 7 (2.66%) FrameMaker
9 5 (1.90%) Snagit
10 4 (1.52%) Camtasia
10 4 (1.52%) CorelDRAW
11 2 (0.76%) Adobe Captivate
12 1 (0.38%) PaintShop Pro
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.94%) SaaS
2 12 (4.56%) IaaS
2 12 (4.56%) PaaS
3 6 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.52%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.76%) Internet
2 1 (0.38%) LTE
2 1 (0.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.94%) Big Data
2 12 (4.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.76%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (8.37%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.28%) JIRA
2 6 (2.28%) Subversion
3 4 (1.52%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (11.03%) Marketing
2 21 (7.98%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.90%) Finance
4 4 (1.52%) Automotive
4 4 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.14%) Publishing
6 2 (0.76%) Banking
6 2 (0.76%) Electronics
6 2 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.76%) Legal
6 2 (0.76%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.38%) Advertising
7 1 (0.38%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (14.83%) XML
2 26 (9.89%) HTML
3 25 (9.51%) CSS
4 12 (4.56%) AngularJS
4 12 (4.56%) HTML5
4 12 (4.56%) Node.js
5 3 (1.14%) .NET
6 2 (0.76%) Web Services
7 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.38%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 31 (11.79%) User Experience
2 9 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.04%) Graphic Design
4 7 (2.66%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.52%) Life Science
5 4 (1.52%) SCADA
6 2 (0.76%) Blog
6 2 (0.76%) e-Learning
6 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.76%) Smart Meter
6 2 (0.76%) Social Media
6 2 (0.76%) Wiki
7 1 (0.38%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.38%) Fintech
7 1 (0.38%) Learning Management System
7 1 (0.38%) MPEG
7 1 (0.38%) Video Editing
7 1 (0.38%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.38%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.27%) Linux
2 6 (2.28%) Unix
3 5 (1.90%) Windows
4 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (14.07%) Open Source
3 34 (12.93%) Content Management
4 28 (10.65%) Time Management
5 22 (8.37%) Analytics
6 14 (5.32%) ERP
7 12 (4.56%) CRM
7 12 (4.56%) E-Commerce
7 12 (4.56%) Responsive Web Design
8 10 (3.80%) Mathematics
9 9 (3.42%) Data Analytics
9 9 (3.42%) Software Engineering
10 8 (3.04%) Big Data Analytics
10 8 (3.04%) Information Architecture
10 8 (3.04%) Innovative Thinking
10 8 (3.04%) Scrum
11 7 (2.66%) Presales
12 6 (2.28%) Statistics
12 6 (2.28%) User Stories
13 5 (1.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 41 (15.59%) JavaScript
2 18 (6.84%) Java
3 17 (6.46%) Python
4 16 (6.08%) Perl
5 13 (4.94%) SQL
6 12 (4.56%) PHP
7 6 (2.28%) C#
8 5 (1.90%) C++
9 1 (0.38%) C
9 1 (0.38%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 49 (18.63%) Degree
2 4 (1.52%) PhD
3 3 (1.14%) HND
4 2 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (10.65%) QA
System Software
1 8 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.52%) Docker
2 4 (1.52%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 33 (12.55%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.41%) Adobe
3 18 (6.84%) Oracle
4 12 (4.56%) ATG
4 12 (4.56%) Demandware
4 12 (4.56%) hybris
4 12 (4.56%) IBM
5 8 (3.04%) VMware
6 6 (2.28%) Atlassian
7 4 (1.52%) Freshdesk
8 2 (0.76%) Capita
9 1 (0.38%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.38%) SAP