The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 127 95 91
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -4
Permanent jobs citing SEO 9 22 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.48% 1.24% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 1.43% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 9 21 28
Average salary £28,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £45,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
SEO
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1670 1538 1333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 88.36% 86.55% 84.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1444 1211 1166
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

SEO
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

SEO Salary Trend in Bristol

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 18 (81.82%) HTML
1 18 (81.82%) JavaScript
1 18 (81.82%) CSS
2 14 (63.64%) MySQL
2 14 (63.64%) PHP
2 14 (63.64%) Degree
2 14 (63.64%) Responsive Web Design
3 13 (59.09%) jQuery
4 10 (45.45%) Git (software)
5 9 (40.91%) HTML5
5 9 (40.91%) Unit Testing
5 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (40.91%) Puppet
5 9 (40.91%) Jenkins
5 9 (40.91%) Mobile App
5 9 (40.91%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (40.91%) OO PHP
5 9 (40.91%) Computer Science
5 9 (40.91%) TDD
5 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
5 9 (40.91%) SQL
5 9 (40.91%) Java
5 9 (40.91%) OO
5 9 (40.91%) Configuration Management
5 9 (40.91%) Objective-C
5 9 (40.91%) beanstalkd
6 5 (22.73%) Web Design
6 5 (22.73%) Internet
6 5 (22.73%) Web Development
6 5 (22.73%) PHP5

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol 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 9 (40.91%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (18.18%) Drupal
3 3 (13.64%) CMS
4 2 (9.09%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (63.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 9 (40.91%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (18.18%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (81.82%) Developer
2 14 (63.64%) PHP Developer
3 9 (40.91%) Web Developer
3 9 (40.91%) PHP Web Developer
3 9 (40.91%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 3 (13.64%) PPC Manager
4 3 (13.64%) PPC Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Junior
4 3 (13.64%) SEO Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Junior PHP Developer
4 3 (13.64%) PPC Specialist
4 3 (13.64%) Junior Developer
4 3 (13.64%) PPC Executive
5 2 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (9.09%) UI Developer
5 2 (9.09%) UI Programmer
6 1 (4.55%) Marketing Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (81.82%) HTML
1 18 (81.82%) CSS
2 13 (59.09%) jQuery
3 9 (40.91%) HTML5
3 9 (40.91%) beanstalkd
4 4 (18.18%) CSS3
4 4 (18.18%) Sass
5 3 (13.64%) DOM
6 2 (9.09%) Ajax
6 2 (9.09%) JSON
6 2 (9.09%) LESS
7 1 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Computer Science
1 9 (40.91%) Mobile App
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) User Experience
4 1 (4.55%) Social Media
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Responsive Web Design
2 9 (40.91%) OO PHP
2 9 (40.91%) Unit Testing
2 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (40.91%) OO
2 9 (40.91%) Configuration Management
2 9 (40.91%) TDD
2 9 (40.91%) Software Engineering
3 5 (22.73%) Web Development
3 5 (22.73%) Web Design
3 5 (22.73%) Time Management
4 3 (13.64%) Pay per click
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.55%) Web Accessibility
6 1 (4.55%) Online Marketing
6 1 (4.55%) SDLC
6 1 (4.55%) Analytics
6 1 (4.55%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 14 (63.64%) PHP
3 9 (40.91%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) Objective-C
3 9 (40.91%) Java
4 5 (22.73%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) WAI
Systems Management
1 9 (40.91%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Adobe