Period
to 18 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Technical Writer was £45,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1107 1091 1131
Rank change year-on-year -16 +40 +91
Permanent jobs requiring a Technical Writer 72 97 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.055% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.057% 0.074%
Number of salaries quoted 53 73 130
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £36,450 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% +23.08% -4.41%

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 167,103 171,058 200,204
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.07% 96.47% 96.57%
Number of salaries quoted 135,605 142,472 167,445
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,738
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.85% +1.64%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

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 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Technical Writer in the UK

Technical Writer
Top 12 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 18 January 2018. 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 -22 64 £45,000 +12.50% 12
UK excluding London -5 43 £45,000 +12.50% 6
London -24 28 £50,000 +11.11% 6
North of England +10 16 £45,000 +50.00% 3
South East +27 12 £40,000 -8.57%
North West +5 11 £47,500 +46.15% 3
Yorkshire +44 5 £44,000 +76.00%
East of England +14 5 £42,500 +30.77% 2
Wales +16 4 £41,500 +18.57%
West Midlands +5 3 £32,750 -18.13% 1
Midlands -1 3 £32,750 -18.13% 1
Scotland -34 3 £35,000 -18.60%

Technical Writer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 30 (41.67%) Marketing
2 22 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (29.17%) Scrum
4 20 (27.78%) Degree
5 19 (26.39%) HTML
5 19 (26.39%) PHP
6 15 (20.83%) CSS
6 15 (20.83%) Java
6 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
6 15 (20.83%) SaaS
6 15 (20.83%) PaaS
6 15 (20.83%) HTML5
6 15 (20.83%) IaaS
7 13 (18.06%) Product Management
8 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 12 (16.67%) Information Architecture
9 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Office
10 10 (13.89%) Management Information System
10 10 (13.89%) Finance
11 9 (12.50%) Content Management
12 8 (11.11%) Lean Six Sigma
12 8 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
12 8 (11.11%) COBIT
12 8 (11.11%) Risk Management
12 8 (11.11%) Service Delivery
12 8 (11.11%) Firewall
12 8 (11.11%) Six Sigma
12 8 (11.11%) Project Management
12 8 (11.11%) ITIL
12 8 (11.11%) Security Operations

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 6 (8.33%) Moodle
2 2 (2.78%) CMS
2 2 (2.78%) Confluence
2 2 (2.78%) Drupal
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.78%) Doxygen
2 2 (2.78%) FrameMaker
2 2 (2.78%) InDesign
2 2 (2.78%) RoboHelp
3 1 (1.39%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.39%) Adobe Captivate
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.83%) IaaS
1 15 (20.83%) PaaS
1 15 (20.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) Firewall
2 4 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) Big Data
2 4 (5.56%) Blockchain
General
1 30 (41.67%) Marketing
2 10 (13.89%) Finance
3 8 (11.11%) Digital Economy
4 5 (6.94%) Publishing
5 4 (5.56%) Automotive
5 4 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (2.78%) Electronics
6 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.78%) Retail
6 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.39%) Banking
7 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.39%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.39%) HTML
2 15 (20.83%) CSS
2 15 (20.83%) HTML5
3 6 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (1.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Management Information System
2 8 (11.11%) User Experience
3 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.56%) Bitcoin
3 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.78%) Fintech
5 1 (1.39%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.39%) Video\Live Streaming
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (29.17%) Scrum
3 13 (18.06%) Product Management
4 12 (16.67%) Information Architecture
5 9 (12.50%) Content Management
6 8 (11.11%) Cyber Resilience
6 8 (11.11%) ITIL
6 8 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
6 8 (11.11%) Lean Six Sigma
6 8 (11.11%) Project Management
6 8 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 8 (11.11%) Security Operations
6 8 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 8 (11.11%) Six Sigma
7 6 (8.33%) Analytics
7 6 (8.33%) Data Analytics
7 6 (8.33%) User Stories
7 6 (8.33%) Visualisation
8 5 (6.94%) Desktop Publishing
8 5 (6.94%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.39%) PHP
2 15 (20.83%) Java
2 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.56%) Python
4 2 (2.78%) C-shell
5 1 (1.39%) C#
5 1 (1.39%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (27.78%) Degree
2 2 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.11%) COBIT
2 6 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.56%) Adobe
3 2 (2.78%) SAP
4 1 (1.39%) Sophos