Technical Writer
UK

The median Technical Writer salary in the UK is £50,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 20 February 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
20 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 811 985 1097
Rank change year-on-year +174 +112 -302
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 15 37 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.034% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.036% 0.026%
Number of salaries quoted 14 21 26
10th Percentile - £29,750 £45,000
25th Percentile £39,500 £40,000 £47,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £52,500 £56,189
Median % change year-on-year -4.76% -6.57% -2.28%
75th Percentile £55,938 £56,250 £62,500
90th Percentile £62,750 £70,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £37,000 £48,250
% change year-on-year +35.14% -23.32% +37.86%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 73,958 103,999 130,968
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.39% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 55,845 65,598 82,588
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,250 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Technical Writer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Writer in the UK

Technical Writer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Technical Writer in the UK

Technical Writer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Technical Writer over the 6 months to 20 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Technical Writer in the UK

Technical Writer
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Writer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England +171 14 £50,000 -4.76% 11
Work from Home +133 9 £46,750 -10.95% 2
UK excluding London +99 7 £50,000 +35.14% 6
London +181 6 £41,000 -21.90% 5
North of England +97 5 £50,000 +58.73% 3
North West - 5 £50,000 - 1
South East +68 1 £70,000 +180.00% 1
Midlands +43 1 £27,500 -31.25% 1
East Midlands +8 1 £27,500 -31.25% 1

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 20 February 2024, Technical Writer job roles required the following skills and capabilities in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Technical Writer in the job title.

1 11 (73.33%) Social Skills
2 5 (33.33%) Documentation Skills
2 5 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (33.33%) Content Strategy
2 5 (33.33%) Knowledge Transfer
2 5 (33.33%) EDI
2 5 (33.33%) ERP
2 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 5 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 5 (33.33%) Git
2 5 (33.33%) Bash
2 5 (33.33%) Information Architecture
3 4 (26.67%) JSON
3 4 (26.67%) CMS
3 4 (26.67%) Content Management
3 4 (26.67%) Copywriting
3 4 (26.67%) CSS
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Adobe
3 4 (26.67%) Acrobat
3 4 (26.67%) Roadmaps
3 4 (26.67%) Product Roadmap
3 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (26.67%) Data Structures
3 4 (26.67%) Swagger
4 3 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) QA
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (13.33%) Product Ownership

Technical Writer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Acrobat
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (6.67%) MadCap Flare
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Git
General
1 11 (73.33%) Social Skills
2 5 (33.33%) Documentation Skills
3 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) Legal
4 1 (6.67%) Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) EDI
1 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) CSS
2 4 (26.67%) JSON
2 4 (26.67%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (26.67%) Data Structures
3 2 (13.33%) Product Ownership
4 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Content Strategy
1 5 (33.33%) ERP
1 5 (33.33%) Information Architecture
1 5 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
1 5 (33.33%) Knowledge Transfer
2 4 (26.67%) Content Management
2 4 (26.67%) Copywriting
2 4 (26.67%) Product Roadmap
2 4 (26.67%) Roadmaps
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (13.33%) User Experience
4 1 (6.67%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Fintech
4 1 (6.67%) Insurtech
4 1 (6.67%) Product Management
4 1 (6.67%) Prototyping
4 1 (6.67%) SDLC
4 1 (6.67%) Storyboarding
4 1 (6.67%) Technology Transformation
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Bash
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Adobe
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft