Period
to 12 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Author was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 933 928 931
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 +90
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 247 306 356
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 168 224 296
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +19.72% +1.43%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £55,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.43% +22.14% -

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 172109 179749 206490
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 96.51% 96.52%
Number of salaries quoted 138436 150116 172214
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,473
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -47 243 £45,000 +5.88% 7
UK excluding London -43 163 £40,000 -6.43% 6
London +13 85 £46,250 +8.82% 2
South East +14 65 £43,000 +7.50% 3
North of England -12 36 £37,500 -20.21%
Yorkshire +14 30 £37,500 -20.21%
East of England -14 29 £47,000 -6.00% 2
Midlands +11 26 £37,500 -6.25%
West Midlands +17 17 £42,500 +13.33%
East Midlands +15 9 £30,000 -25.00%
North West -17 6 £45,000 -4.26%
South West -9 3 £35,500 +12.70%
Wales - 3 £39,500 - 1
Scotland -21 1 £35,000 -

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 56 (22.67%) Degree
2 51 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (15.38%) User Experience
4 36 (14.57%) Microsoft
4 36 (14.57%) Adobe
5 32 (12.96%) SQL
6 31 (12.55%) Information Architecture
7 29 (11.74%) Moodle
7 29 (11.74%) Big Data
7 29 (11.74%) Data Analytics
7 29 (11.74%) Analytics
8 28 (11.34%) CMS
9 26 (10.53%) HTML
9 26 (10.53%) Innovative Thinking
9 26 (10.53%) Big Data Analytics
10 24 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
11 23 (9.31%) CSS
12 22 (8.91%) Microsoft Excel
12 22 (8.91%) Content Management
13 21 (8.50%) Adobe Illustrator
13 21 (8.50%) Oracle
14 20 (8.10%) Marketing
15 19 (7.69%) QA
15 19 (7.69%) JavaScript
16 18 (7.29%) Java
17 17 (6.88%) XML
17 17 (6.88%) Acrobat
18 16 (6.48%) Mathematics
18 16 (6.48%) Open Source
18 16 (6.48%) Product Management

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 29 (11.74%) Moodle
2 28 (11.34%) CMS
3 12 (4.86%) Apache Solr
3 12 (4.86%) WebSphere
4 7 (2.83%) Confluence
5 4 (1.62%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.81%) WordPress
7 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (8.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (8.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 17 (6.88%) Acrobat
5 14 (5.67%) MS Visio
5 14 (5.67%) RoboHelp
6 11 (4.45%) FrameMaker
7 10 (4.05%) InDesign
8 8 (3.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 7 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 6 (2.43%) PaintShop Pro
11 5 (2.02%) Snagit
12 4 (1.62%) Camtasia
13 2 (0.81%) Photoshop
14 1 (0.40%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.86%) IaaS
1 12 (4.86%) PaaS
1 12 (4.86%) SaaS
2 4 (1.62%) Slack
3 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.62%) Intranet
2 2 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.74%) Big Data
2 12 (4.86%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.81%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (3.64%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.43%) Subversion
3 4 (1.62%) JIRA
3 4 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (8.10%) Marketing
2 14 (5.67%) Manufacturing
2 14 (5.67%) Publishing
3 5 (2.02%) Banking
3 5 (2.02%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (1.62%) Back Office
4 4 (1.62%) Finance
5 3 (1.21%) Legal
5 3 (1.21%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.40%) Advertising
6 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.40%) Automotive
6 1 (0.40%) Games
6 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.53%) HTML
2 23 (9.31%) CSS
3 17 (6.88%) XML
4 12 (4.86%) AngularJS
4 12 (4.86%) HTML5
4 12 (4.86%) Node.js
5 6 (2.43%) REST
6 5 (2.02%) Hibernate
7 2 (0.81%) .NET
7 2 (0.81%) Web Services
8 1 (0.40%) Flash
8 1 (0.40%) JSON
8 1 (0.40%) Sphinx
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.38%) User Experience
2 12 (4.86%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (4.45%) Graphic Design
4 7 (2.83%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.43%) Life Science
6 4 (1.62%) Fintech
6 4 (1.62%) SCADA
7 3 (1.21%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.81%) Animation
8 2 (0.81%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.40%) Blog
9 1 (0.40%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.40%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.40%) Learning Management System
9 1 (0.40%) MPEG
9 1 (0.40%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.40%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.83%) Linux
2 6 (2.43%) Unix
2 6 (2.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (20.65%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (12.55%) Information Architecture
3 29 (11.74%) Analytics
3 29 (11.74%) Data Analytics
4 26 (10.53%) Big Data Analytics
4 26 (10.53%) Innovative Thinking
5 22 (8.91%) Content Management
6 16 (6.48%) Mathematics
6 16 (6.48%) Open Source
6 16 (6.48%) Product Management
7 14 (5.67%) ERP
8 13 (5.26%) CRM
9 12 (4.86%) E-Commerce
9 12 (4.86%) Responsive Web Design
10 11 (4.45%) Scrum
10 11 (4.45%) Software Engineering
11 9 (3.64%) Desktop Publishing
12 8 (3.24%) SDLC
13 7 (2.83%) Collaborative Working
13 7 (2.83%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (12.96%) SQL
2 19 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 18 (7.29%) Java
4 12 (4.86%) PHP
5 3 (1.21%) C#
5 3 (1.21%) C-shell
6 1 (0.40%) C
6 1 (0.40%) C++
6 1 (0.40%) Python
Qualifications
1 56 (22.67%) Degree
2 6 (2.43%) PhD
3 3 (1.21%) HND
4 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.62%) VirtualBox
1 4 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.40%) SCOM
1 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (14.57%) Adobe
1 36 (14.57%) Microsoft
2 21 (8.50%) Oracle
3 12 (4.86%) ATG
3 12 (4.86%) Demandware
3 12 (4.86%) hybris
3 12 (4.86%) IBM
4 7 (2.83%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.62%) Freshdesk
5 4 (1.62%) VMware
6 2 (0.81%) Capita