The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank - 76 96
Permanent jobs citing SEO 0 17 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 1.71% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.01% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 0 12 3
Average salary - £40,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +70.21%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
SEO
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
740 847 936
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 79.57% 85.04% 80.41%
Number of salaries quoted 659 745 865
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £28,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

SEO
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

SEO Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

SEO
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
1 3 (50.00%) HTML5
1 3 (50.00%) Social Media
1 3 (50.00%) Link Building
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion
2 2 (33.33%) Ajax
2 2 (33.33%) WPF
2 2 (33.33%) Silverlight
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (33.33%) Product Management
2 2 (33.33%) User Experience
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) MySQL
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) WordPress

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 (16.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Subversion
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Web Developer
2 2 (33.33%) SEO Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Front-End Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) WordPress Developer
3 1 (16.67%) PHP Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SEO Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) CSS
1 3 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) Ajax
2 2 (33.33%) WPF
2 2 (33.33%) Silverlight
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Social Media
2 2 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Link Building
2 2 (33.33%) Product Management
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft