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