The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank - 55 -
Permanent jobs citing SEO 0 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford - 2.04% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.29% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 0
Average salary - £40,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
SEO
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
286 350 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 82.90% 89.06% 89.96%
Number of salaries quoted 267 282 196
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SEO across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

SEO
Salary Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SEO across the Bedford region.

SEO Salary Trend in Bedford

SEO
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing SEO also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SEO.

1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Subversion
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) WPF
2 2 (66.67%) Silverlight
2 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Product Management
2 2 (66.67%) User Experience
3 1 (33.33%) PHP
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) WordPress

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Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing SEO also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SEO. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Subversion
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Web Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Front-End Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Front-End Web Developer
3 1 (33.33%) PHP Developer
3 1 (33.33%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML5
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) WPF
2 2 (66.67%) Silverlight
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Product Management
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft