Period
to 19 August 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Author was £47,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 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
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 935 1003 900
Rank change year-on-year +68 -103 +85
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 248 261 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 156 220 330
UK median annual salary £47,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.50% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £31,625 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £40,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +16.05% +15.71% -

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 169664 190277 209696
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.49% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 137041 160037 172615
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £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 19 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Author in the UK

Technical Author
Top 12 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 19 August 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 +71 238 £47,000 +13.25% 11
UK excluding London +53 186 £47,000 +16.05% 6
South East +70 88 £50,000 +25.00% 2
London +32 58 £50,000 +25.00% 5
North of England 0 42 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Yorkshire +42 37 £40,000 +33.33%
East of England -20 37 £47,000 -6.00% 1
Midlands +31 12 £50,000 +36.05% 2
West Midlands +30 12 £50,000 +25.00% 2
Wales +24 6 £40,000 -
North West -31 5 £45,000 +5.88% 1
South West -10 1 - -

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 51 (20.56%) Degree
2 50 (20.16%) HTML
3 49 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (18.15%) Java
5 44 (17.74%) Analytics
6 40 (16.13%) Product Management
7 35 (14.11%) Oracle
8 34 (13.71%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (13.71%) User Experience
8 34 (13.71%) Scrum
9 33 (13.31%) CSS
10 32 (12.90%) Microsoft
10 32 (12.90%) Adobe
11 30 (12.10%) JIRA
12 29 (11.69%) JavaScript
12 29 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
13 28 (11.29%) CRM
14 27 (10.89%) E-Commerce
14 27 (10.89%) PHP
14 27 (10.89%) CMS
14 27 (10.89%) SaaS
15 26 (10.48%) Information Architecture
15 26 (10.48%) HTML5
15 26 (10.48%) Publishing
16 25 (10.08%) ATG
16 25 (10.08%) Software Engineering
16 25 (10.08%) Google
16 25 (10.08%) WebSphere
16 25 (10.08%) Google Analytics
16 25 (10.08%) Apache Solr

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 27 (10.89%) CMS
2 25 (10.08%) Apache Solr
2 25 (10.08%) WebSphere
3 19 (7.66%) Moodle
4 3 (1.21%) Drupal
4 3 (1.21%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.40%) Confluence
5 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (8.87%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (6.05%) Adobe Illustrator
2 15 (6.05%) FrameMaker
3 14 (5.65%) Acrobat
3 14 (5.65%) RoboHelp
4 11 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (4.03%) Photoshop
6 9 (3.63%) PaintShop Pro
7 5 (2.02%) Adobe Captivate
7 5 (2.02%) MS Visio
8 4 (1.61%) InDesign
8 4 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (1.21%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.40%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.89%) SaaS
2 25 (10.08%) Google Analytics
2 25 (10.08%) IaaS
2 25 (10.08%) PaaS
3 2 (0.81%) GitHub
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.65%) Intranet
2 4 (1.61%) Internet
3 1 (0.40%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.08%) Apache Cassandra
2 19 (7.66%) Big Data
3 2 (0.81%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 30 (12.10%) JIRA
2 3 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.21%) VersionOne
3 2 (0.81%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.40%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (10.48%) Publishing
2 16 (6.45%) Banking
2 16 (6.45%) Finance
3 14 (5.65%) Back Office
4 9 (3.63%) Electronics
4 9 (3.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.02%) Legal
5 5 (2.02%) Marketing
5 5 (2.02%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.21%) Law
7 2 (0.81%) Retail
8 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.40%) Automotive
8 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (20.16%) HTML
2 33 (13.31%) CSS
3 26 (10.48%) HTML5
4 25 (10.08%) AngularJS
4 25 (10.08%) Middleware
4 25 (10.08%) Node.js
4 25 (10.08%) Web Services
5 20 (8.06%) XML
6 17 (6.85%) REST
7 9 (3.63%) Hibernate
8 8 (3.23%) XSL
9 4 (1.61%) .NET
10 3 (1.21%) JSON
11 1 (0.40%) Flash
11 1 (0.40%) jQuery
11 1 (0.40%) RESTful
11 1 (0.40%) Sphinx
11 1 (0.40%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.71%) Enterprise Software
1 34 (13.71%) User Experience
2 29 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (8.87%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.44%) Graphic Design
5 6 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.61%) Fintech
7 3 (1.21%) e-Learning
7 3 (1.21%) Life Science
8 2 (0.81%) Animation
9 1 (0.40%) Blog
9 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.40%) iPad
9 1 (0.40%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 2 (0.81%) Android
2 1 (0.40%) Linux
2 1 (0.40%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (19.76%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (17.74%) Analytics
3 40 (16.13%) Product Management
4 34 (13.71%) Scrum
5 28 (11.29%) CRM
6 27 (10.89%) E-Commerce
7 26 (10.48%) Information Architecture
8 25 (10.08%) ERP
8 25 (10.08%) OO
8 25 (10.08%) OOD
8 25 (10.08%) Open Source
8 25 (10.08%) Responsive Web Design
8 25 (10.08%) Software Engineering
9 20 (8.06%) Desktop Publishing
10 19 (7.66%) Data Analytics
11 17 (6.85%) Big Data Analytics
11 17 (6.85%) Mathematics
12 14 (5.65%) Content Management
12 14 (5.65%) Document Management
12 14 (5.65%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 45 (18.15%) Java
2 29 (11.69%) JavaScript
3 27 (10.89%) PHP
4 20 (8.06%) SQL
5 17 (6.85%) C++
6 11 (4.44%) C
6 11 (4.44%) Python
7 2 (0.81%) C-shell
8 1 (0.40%) C#
Qualifications
1 51 (20.56%) Degree
2 17 (6.85%) PhD
3 2 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.40%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.21%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) SCOM
1 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 35 (14.11%) Oracle
2 32 (12.90%) Adobe
2 32 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 25 (10.08%) ATG
3 25 (10.08%) Demandware
3 25 (10.08%) Google
3 25 (10.08%) hybris
3 25 (10.08%) IBM
4 4 (1.61%) VMware
5 2 (0.81%) Apple
6 1 (0.40%) Atlassian