Technical Author salary trends in 2013/14

Here is a summary of salary trends and demand levels for Technical Authors, derived from the ITJobsWatch website.

Demand for Technical Authors has risen

Vacancy sign - Flickr image by LOLrenThe demand has risen from 1 in every 1,000 IT advertised jobs being for a Technical Author in January 2013 to 2 in every 1,000 jobs at the end of the 2013 .The peak demand during 2013 was in the summer, when 2.9 in every 1,000 IT jobs were for a Technical Author.

This is still some way off the levels in 2004 and earlier, where 3.4 in every 1,000 advertised jobs were for a Technical Author.

Advertised salaries have risen

ITJobsWatch is reporting the average year-on-year salary change is currently increasing at 7.14%.

  • The national average advertised salary for a Technical Author in January 2013 was £35,000.
  • The average for the 3 months to 17 Dec 2013 was £37,500.
  • 80% of salaries advertised in 2013 were between £27,500 and £47,000.

Salaries have been static since 2010, with the occasional rise and fall back to the £35,000 level. We will have to wait a few months to see if this is a permanent rise in the salary levels.

See also: Cherryleaf Technical Author Recruitment Services

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