Period
to 19 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Technical Author was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 715 929 899
Rank change year-on-year +214 -30 +83
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Author 37 90 232
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.072% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.076% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 46 64 179
Median annual salary £37,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% -6.98%
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,625 £30,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -12.00% -6.25% +1.27%

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 60,206 118,984 144,560
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.14% 95.59% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 48,901 96,291 117,046
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Technical Author
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Author in the UK

Technical Author
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Technical Author.

Salary trend for Technical Author in the UK

Technical Author
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Technical Author over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

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 19 January 2021. 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 +222 34 £37,500 -11.76% 20
UK excluding London +173 31 £33,000 -12.00% 15
Work from Home -47 18 £35,250 -6.00% 6
North of England +100 13 £27,500 -31.25% 3
Yorkshire - 11 £27,500 - 1
Midlands +94 7 £45,000 +22.45%
London +194 6 £65,000 +8.33% 5
South East +133 6 £40,000 -20.00% 4
East Midlands +77 6 £45,000 -
East of England +94 2 £36,500 -2.67% 6
North West +76 2 £37,500 -6.25% 2
Wales - 2 - - 1
West Midlands +72 1 £37,500 +4.17%
Scotland +29 1 - -

Technical Author Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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 15 (40.54%) Microsoft Office
1 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.62%) Adobe
3 7 (18.92%) HTML
4 6 (16.22%) Acrobat
4 6 (16.22%) Marketing
4 6 (16.22%) Degree
5 5 (13.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (13.51%) FrameMaker
5 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (13.51%) Aerospace
6 4 (10.81%) Publishing
6 4 (10.81%) Validation
6 4 (10.81%) XML
6 4 (10.81%) Photoshop
6 4 (10.81%) Python
6 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
6 4 (10.81%) PTC Creo
6 4 (10.81%) Graphic Design
6 4 (10.81%) Document Management
6 4 (10.81%) Ruby
6 4 (10.81%) PTC
6 4 (10.81%) Pro/ENGINEER
6 4 (10.81%) SOLIDWORKS
6 4 (10.81%) Military
6 4 (10.81%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (10.81%) User Experience
7 3 (8.11%) Blog
7 3 (8.11%) SaaS
7 3 (8.11%) CSS

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 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (40.54%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (16.22%) Acrobat
3 5 (13.51%) FrameMaker
3 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (13.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (10.81%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (10.81%) Photoshop
4 4 (10.81%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 4 (10.81%) PTC Creo
4 4 (10.81%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (5.41%) Autodesk Inventor
5 2 (5.41%) InDesign
5 2 (5.41%) MadCap Flare
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) SaaS
2 2 (5.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Postman
General
1 6 (16.22%) Marketing
2 5 (13.51%) Aerospace
3 4 (10.81%) Military
3 4 (10.81%) Publishing
4 2 (5.41%) Games
4 2 (5.41%) Law
5 1 (2.70%) Automotive
5 1 (2.70%) Electronics
5 1 (2.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.92%) HTML
2 4 (10.81%) XML
3 3 (8.11%) CSS
4 2 (5.41%) Node.js
4 2 (5.41%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Graphic Design
1 4 (10.81%) User Experience
2 3 (8.11%) Blog
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (2.70%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.81%) Document Management
1 4 (10.81%) Validation
2 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (5.41%) API Integration
2 2 (5.41%) CAD
2 2 (5.41%) Data Management
2 2 (5.41%) Event-Driven Architecture
2 2 (5.41%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (5.41%) Time Management
2 2 (5.41%) Workflow
3 1 (2.70%) Content Strategy
3 1 (2.70%) Content Writing
3 1 (2.70%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (2.70%) Development Roadmap
3 1 (2.70%) Fintech
3 1 (2.70%) Line Management
3 1 (2.70%) Machine Learning
3 1 (2.70%) Open Source
3 1 (2.70%) Product Management
3 1 (2.70%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
1 4 (10.81%) Python
1 4 (10.81%) Ruby
2 2 (5.41%) C
2 2 (5.41%) C#
2 2 (5.41%) C++
2 2 (5.41%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.62%) Adobe
3 4 (10.81%) PTC
4 2 (5.41%) Autodesk
4 2 (5.41%) Sparx
5 1 (2.70%) Oracle
5 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com