Period
to 24 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Technical Writer was £41,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

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

Technical Writer
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1126 1137 1177
Rank change year-on-year +11 +40 +72
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 63 130 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.064% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.067% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 48 117 97
UK median annual salary £41,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,613
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +6.06%

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 170390 195237 215143
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.99% 96.50% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 138628 164070 176467
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

Technical Writer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Writer in the UK

Technical Writer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Technical Writer.

Salary trend for Technical Writer in the UK

Technical Writer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Writer over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Writer in the UK

Technical Writer
Top 11 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 24 July 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 +34 58 £45,000 +12.50% 5
UK excluding London +40 38 £35,000 -6.67% 2
London -2 22 £60,000 +42.86% 3
South East +97 15 £32,500 -27.78%
East of England +4 14 £36,250 +0.69%
North of England -12 6 £38,750 +10.71% 2
Yorkshire +21 4 £37,500 +19.05% 2
North West -39 2 £45,000 +28.57%
Wales - 2 £35,000 -
Midlands +36 1 £37,500 -3.23%
West Midlands +25 1 £37,500 -6.25%

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, Technical Writer 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 Writer in the job title.

1 17 (26.98%) Degree
2 16 (25.40%) Banking
2 16 (25.40%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 14 (22.22%) Intranet
4 14 (22.22%) Back Office
4 14 (22.22%) Content Management
4 14 (22.22%) Document Management
5 13 (20.63%) Desktop Publishing
6 12 (19.05%) FrameMaker
6 12 (19.05%) RoboHelp
6 12 (19.05%) XML
7 11 (17.46%) Finance
8 10 (15.87%) HTML
8 10 (15.87%) Computer Science
9 8 (12.70%) Time Management
9 8 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (12.70%) XSL
9 8 (12.70%) Creative Problem-Solving
10 7 (11.11%) User Experience
11 6 (9.52%) Adobe
11 6 (9.52%) Linux
12 5 (7.94%) Publishing
13 4 (6.35%) Marketing
13 4 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (6.35%) JIRA
13 4 (6.35%) Mathematics
13 4 (6.35%) SQL
13 4 (6.35%) Photoshop
13 4 (6.35%) Hadoop

Technical Writer 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 2 (3.17%) Drupal
2 1 (1.59%) Confluence
2 1 (1.59%) Moodle
Applications
1 16 (25.40%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (19.05%) FrameMaker
2 12 (19.05%) RoboHelp
3 4 (6.35%) Photoshop
4 3 (4.76%) Acrobat
5 2 (3.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (3.17%) Doxygen
5 2 (3.17%) LaTeX
5 2 (3.17%) QuarkXPress
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.22%) Intranet
2 1 (1.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.17%) Big Data
2 2 (3.17%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) JIRA
1 4 (6.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.76%) VersionOne
3 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (25.40%) Banking
2 14 (22.22%) Back Office
3 11 (17.46%) Finance
4 5 (7.94%) Publishing
5 4 (6.35%) Marketing
6 2 (3.17%) Retail
7 1 (1.59%) Law
7 1 (1.59%) Legal
7 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (19.05%) XML
2 10 (15.87%) HTML
3 8 (12.70%) XSL
4 2 (3.17%) JSON
5 1 (1.59%) HTML5
5 1 (1.59%) RESTful
5 1 (1.59%) Sphinx
5 1 (1.59%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Computer Science
2 7 (11.11%) User Experience
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) Fintech
5 1 (1.59%) Blog
5 1 (1.59%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) Content Management
1 14 (22.22%) Document Management
2 13 (20.63%) Desktop Publishing
3 8 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (12.70%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 8 (12.70%) Time Management
4 4 (6.35%) Mathematics
5 3 (4.76%) Analytics
5 3 (4.76%) Data Protection
5 3 (4.76%) Physics
6 2 (3.17%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.17%) Change Management
6 2 (3.17%) Data Analytics
6 2 (3.17%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.17%) Validation
6 2 (3.17%) Visualisation
6 2 (3.17%) Workflow
7 1 (1.59%) Migration
7 1 (1.59%) Scrum
7 1 (1.59%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) SQL
2 2 (3.17%) C-shell
3 1 (1.59%) C
3 1 (1.59%) Java
3 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (26.98%) Degree
2 3 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.17%) PhD
4 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.52%) Adobe
3 2 (3.17%) Quark
4 1 (1.59%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.59%) Sophos
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