Period
to 19 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Technical Writer was £57,500 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 Writer
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 727 980 1063
Rank change year-on-year +253 +83 +76
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 25 39 67
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.031% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.033% 0.046%
Number of salaries quoted 27 34 47
Median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £28,500 £31,250 £37,500
90th Percentile £86,750 £63,875 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £34,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year -13.04% -25.81% +3.33%

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 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 19 January 2021.

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 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 +257 21 £60,000 +33.33% 11
London +207 16 £65,000 +44.44% 4
Work from Home - 8 £55,000 - 1
UK excluding London +196 6 £30,000 -13.04% 7
North of England +93 5 £28,750 -36.11%
North West +77 2 £37,500 -16.67%
Yorkshire - 2 £27,500 -
Scotland +32 1 £35,000 +7.69%
North East - 1 £25,000 -

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, Technical Writer 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 Writer in the job title.

1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Marketing
3 5 (20.00%) Confluence
3 5 (20.00%) Java
3 5 (20.00%) Python
3 5 (20.00%) Fintech
4 4 (16.00%) User Experience
4 4 (16.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.00%) C#
4 4 (16.00%) HTML
4 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.00%) Publishing
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (12.00%) SQL
5 3 (12.00%) OO
5 3 (12.00%) Time Management
5 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) Banking
5 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (12.00%) Analytics
6 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (8.00%) Content Strategy
6 2 (8.00%) Big Data
6 2 (8.00%) Retail
6 2 (8.00%) Workflow
6 2 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (8.00%) Life Science
6 2 (8.00%) Blog

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 5 (20.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (4.00%) Acrobat
4 1 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (4.00%) MadCap Flare
4 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Apigee
2 1 (4.00%) AWS
2 1 (4.00%) G Suite
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) DWDM
1 1 (4.00%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Big Data
2 1 (4.00%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Marketing
3 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Publishing
3 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (8.00%) Law
4 2 (8.00%) Retail
5 1 (4.00%) Advertising
5 1 (4.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) HTML
2 2 (8.00%) SOAP
2 2 (8.00%) XML
3 1 (4.00%) CSS
3 1 (4.00%) HTML5
3 1 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (4.00%) REST
3 1 (4.00%) Swagger
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.00%) Blog
2 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.00%) Life Science
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Bitcoin
3 1 (4.00%) Cloud Native
3 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Derivative
3 1 (4.00%) Digital Currency
3 1 (4.00%) Equities
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Fintech
2 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.00%) Analytics
2 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (12.00%) OO
2 3 (12.00%) Time Management
3 2 (8.00%) Content Strategy
3 2 (8.00%) Information Architecture
3 2 (8.00%) UX Design
3 2 (8.00%) Workflow
4 1 (4.00%) Content Development
4 1 (4.00%) Content Writing
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Decision-Making
4 1 (4.00%) Development Roadmap
4 1 (4.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (4.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Product Roadmap
4 1 (4.00%) Requirements Gathering
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Java
1 5 (20.00%) Python
2 4 (16.00%) C#
2 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Go
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco