The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 13 35 41
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +6
Permanent jobs citing SEO 5 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 6.67% 1.90% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.26% 2.08% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 0
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
SEO
Manchester

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
54 144 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 72.00% 91.14% 84.38%
Number of salaries quoted 51 123 128
Average salary £35,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,500 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

SEO
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

SEO Salary Trend in Bolton

SEO
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 11 (100.00%) HTML
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 11 (100.00%) PHP
1 11 (100.00%) CSS
1 11 (100.00%) jQuery
2 8 (72.73%) Relational Database
2 8 (72.73%) WordPress
2 8 (72.73%) Git (software)
2 8 (72.73%) HTML5
2 8 (72.73%) CSS3
2 8 (72.73%) Responsive Web Design
2 8 (72.73%) Ajax
3 3 (27.27%) Web Development
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
3 3 (27.27%) Google Analytics
3 3 (27.27%) Google
3 3 (27.27%) Back Office
3 3 (27.27%) Intranet
3 3 (27.27%) Internet
3 3 (27.27%) MySQL
3 3 (27.27%) Analytics
3 3 (27.27%) MooTools

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 8 (72.73%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
1 3 (27.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) Relational Database
2 3 (27.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (27.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
1 11 (100.00%) PHP Developer
1 11 (100.00%) PHP Web Developer
1 11 (100.00%) Web Developer
2 8 (72.73%) HTML CSS Developer
2 8 (72.73%) HTML Developer
2 8 (72.73%) JavaScript Developer
2 8 (72.73%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) CSS
1 11 (100.00%) HTML
1 11 (100.00%) jQuery
2 8 (72.73%) Ajax
2 8 (72.73%) CSS3
2 8 (72.73%) HTML5
3 3 (27.27%) MooTools
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Responsive Web Design
2 3 (27.27%) Analytics
2 3 (27.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 11 (100.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Google