Period
to 17 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Author was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 875 909 1007
Rank change year-on-year +34 +98 -66
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 310 278 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 245 182 249
UK median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +25.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £29,550 £31,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £59,000 £60,000 £53,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,750 £48,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -9.79% +21.25% +14.29%

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 169,137 170,894 196,409
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.19% 96.22% 96.61%
Number of salaries quoted 136,840 139,688 164,923
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +50 303 £45,000 -10.00% 24
UK excluding London -1 222 £43,750 -9.79% 19
South East -14 99 £40,000 -20.00% 5
London +49 85 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Midlands +59 51 £55,000 +10.00% 6
West Midlands +58 48 £55,000 +10.00% 4
East of England +26 48 £40,000 -14.89% 4
North of England -26 15 £33,000 -25.00% 1
North West +17 11 £33,000 -22.81% 1
South West - 5 - - 2
Yorkshire -20 4 £34,500 -21.59%
East Midlands +4 3 £50,000 +100.00% 2
Wales -1 3 £52,500 +31.25% 1
Scotland - 1 £29,000 -

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 71 (22.90%) JavaScript
2 67 (21.61%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (19.68%) Analytics
4 60 (19.35%) CMS
5 59 (19.03%) XML
6 57 (18.39%) Content Management
7 56 (18.06%) Linux
8 52 (16.77%) Degree
9 46 (14.84%) HTML
9 46 (14.84%) Confluence
10 42 (13.55%) User Experience
11 41 (13.23%) Java
12 38 (12.26%) Big Data
13 37 (11.94%) Marketing
14 32 (10.32%) SaaS
14 32 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
15 31 (10.00%) Swagger
16 28 (9.03%) CSS
17 27 (8.71%) Time Management
18 26 (8.39%) Python
18 26 (8.39%) Finance
19 25 (8.06%) Perl
20 24 (7.74%) Microsoft Office
20 24 (7.74%) RoboHelp
21 23 (7.42%) Adobe
22 21 (6.77%) OO
22 21 (6.77%) PhD
23 20 (6.45%) MS Visio
23 20 (6.45%) Telecoms
23 20 (6.45%) Fintech

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 60 (19.35%) CMS
2 46 (14.84%) Confluence
3 5 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.29%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 24 (7.74%) Microsoft Office
1 24 (7.74%) RoboHelp
2 20 (6.45%) Camtasia
2 20 (6.45%) MS Visio
3 13 (4.19%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (3.55%) CorelDRAW
5 9 (2.90%) Photoshop
6 7 (2.26%) FrameMaker
7 6 (1.94%) Acrobat
8 5 (1.61%) Doxygen
9 4 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 2 (0.65%) Adobe Captivate
10 2 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
11 1 (0.32%) Snagit
11 1 (0.32%) XMetaL
Cloud Services
1 32 (10.32%) SaaS
2 9 (2.90%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.65%) VoIP
1 2 (0.65%) WebEx
1 2 (0.65%) Wireless
2 1 (0.32%) Internet
2 1 (0.32%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.26%) Big Data
2 5 (1.61%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.29%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.97%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (4.19%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.23%) JIRA
3 6 (1.94%) Eclipse
3 6 (1.94%) Visual Studio
4 5 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 37 (11.94%) Marketing
2 26 (8.39%) Finance
3 20 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.87%) Electronics
5 8 (2.58%) Publishing
6 5 (1.61%) Games
7 4 (1.29%) Banking
8 3 (0.97%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.32%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Legal
10 1 (0.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (19.03%) XML
2 46 (14.84%) HTML
3 31 (10.00%) Swagger
4 28 (9.03%) CSS
5 5 (1.61%) Flash
6 4 (1.29%) .NET
7 3 (0.97%) Natural Language Processing
8 1 (0.32%) JSON
8 1 (0.32%) REST
8 1 (0.32%) Spring
8 1 (0.32%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.55%) User Experience
2 32 (10.32%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.45%) Fintech
4 18 (5.81%) Computer Science
5 10 (3.23%) Wiki
6 8 (2.58%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.26%) Life Science
8 5 (1.61%) e-Learning
9 4 (1.29%) Blog
9 4 (1.29%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 4 (1.29%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.97%) Social Media
10 3 (0.97%) Video Editing
11 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.65%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.32%) Photography
12 1 (0.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (18.06%) Linux
2 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (21.61%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (19.68%) Analytics
3 57 (18.39%) Content Management
4 27 (8.71%) Time Management
5 21 (6.77%) OO
6 16 (5.16%) Predictive Analytics
7 14 (4.52%) Machine Learning
7 14 (4.52%) Mathematics
8 13 (4.19%) Data Analytics
8 13 (4.19%) Open Source
9 10 (3.23%) Information Architecture
10 9 (2.90%) Big Data Analytics
10 9 (2.90%) DevOps
10 9 (2.90%) Innovative Thinking
10 9 (2.90%) Software Engineering
11 8 (2.58%) SDLC
12 6 (1.94%) Virtual Environments
12 6 (1.94%) Workflow
13 5 (1.61%) Game Development
13 5 (1.61%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 71 (22.90%) JavaScript
2 41 (13.23%) Java
3 26 (8.39%) Python
4 25 (8.06%) Perl
5 12 (3.87%) C++
6 10 (3.23%) C#
7 7 (2.26%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.94%) SQL
9 1 (0.32%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 52 (16.77%) Degree
2 21 (6.77%) PhD
3 1 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.23%) QA
2 4 (1.29%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (1.94%) Docker
1 6 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.32%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 23 (7.42%) Adobe
2 16 (5.16%) Microsoft
3 6 (1.94%) VMware
4 5 (1.61%) Perforce
5 4 (1.29%) Oracle
6 1 (0.32%) Google
6 1 (0.32%) IFS
6 1 (0.32%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.32%) SAP