The median annual salary for a Technical Writer was £41,250 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 834 885 933
Rank change year-on-year +51 +48  
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 31 77 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.036% 0.074% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.077% 0.049%
Number of salaries quoted 24 73 40
Median salary £41,250 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.55% +1.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,600 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £36,750 £32,500
% change year-on-year -1.36% +13.07%  

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 83638 100515 107033
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.37% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 69429 84372 87341
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Technical Writer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Technical Writer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Technical Writer in the UK

Technical Writer
Top 13 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +46 27 £43,750 +15.13% 6
London +29 11 £60,000 +50.00% 1
East of England +19 9 £37,500 +4.16% 2
Hertfordshire +20 7 £37,500 +4.16%
South East +70 6 £30,000 -33.33% 1
Surrey +51 4 - -
Hatfield - 4 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire -5 2 - - 2
Wales - 2 £35,000 - 1
South Wales - 2 £35,000 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £35,000 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £30,000 - 1
Yorkshire +22 1 £35,000 - 1

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 19 (24.05%) Degree
2 16 (20.25%) HTML
2 16 (20.25%) XML
3 15 (18.99%) FrameMaker
4 12 (15.19%) Computer Science
4 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (15.19%) Product Management
4 12 (15.19%) REST
5 11 (13.92%) Content Management
6 10 (12.66%) Publishing
6 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
7 9 (11.39%) Adobe
7 9 (11.39%) Java
7 9 (11.39%) Finance
8 8 (10.13%) Banking
8 8 (10.13%) Back Office
8 8 (10.13%) Document Management
8 8 (10.13%) Marketing
8 8 (10.13%) Intranet
8 8 (10.13%) Desktop Publishing
9 7 (8.86%) RoboHelp
10 6 (7.59%) Acrobat
10 6 (7.59%) Time Management
10 6 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (7.59%) C-shell
10 6 (7.59%) Big Data
10 6 (7.59%) Data Analytics
10 6 (7.59%) Analytics
10 6 (7.59%) Visualisation
10 6 (7.59%) User Experience

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 4 (5.06%) Drupal
2 1 (1.27%) CMS
2 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (18.99%) FrameMaker
2 12 (15.19%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (8.86%) RoboHelp
4 6 (7.59%) Acrobat
5 5 (6.33%) Snagit
6 4 (5.06%) Doxygen
6 4 (5.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (5.06%) MS Visio
7 3 (3.80%) Photoshop
8 2 (2.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (2.53%) QuarkXPress
9 1 (1.27%) AutoCAD
9 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (3.80%) JIRA
2 3 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.53%) VersionOne
General
1 10 (12.66%) Publishing
2 9 (11.39%) Finance
3 8 (10.13%) Back Office
3 8 (10.13%) Banking
3 8 (10.13%) Marketing
4 4 (5.06%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.80%) Electronics
6 2 (2.53%) Automotive
6 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.53%) Retail
7 1 (1.27%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.25%) HTML
1 16 (20.25%) XML
2 12 (15.19%) REST
3 5 (6.33%) CSS
3 5 (6.33%) XSL
4 1 (1.27%) HTML5
4 1 (1.27%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.59%) User Experience
3 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.27%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.27%) Linux
1 1 (1.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.19%) Product Management
2 11 (13.92%) Content Management
3 8 (10.13%) Desktop Publishing
3 8 (10.13%) Document Management
4 6 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (7.59%) Analytics
4 6 (7.59%) Data Analytics
4 6 (7.59%) Time Management
4 6 (7.59%) Visualisation
5 4 (5.06%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 4 (5.06%) E-Commerce
5 4 (5.06%) Mathematics
5 4 (5.06%) Risk Management
5 4 (5.06%) Validation
6 3 (3.80%) Software Engineering
7 1 (1.27%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.27%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.27%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.27%) Physics
7 1 (1.27%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.39%) Java
2 6 (7.59%) C-shell
3 3 (3.80%) Python
3 3 (3.80%) SQL
4 1 (1.27%) C
4 1 (1.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (24.05%) Degree
2 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.27%) HNC
2 1 (1.27%) HND
2 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.39%) Adobe
3 4 (5.06%) Forcepoint
4 2 (2.53%) Quark
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle
5 1 (1.27%) SAP
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