The first table below looks at the demand for SEO skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 103 102 84
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Permanent jobs citing SEO 18 11 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.01% 0.64% 2.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.85% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 55
Average salary £25,000 £27,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £15,900 £25,000 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £32,850 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1448 1301 1787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.98% 76.22% 77.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1136 1053 1587
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
SEO
North West

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SEO
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

SEO Salary Trend in Cheshire

SEO
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SEO across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

SEO Salary Histogram in Cheshire

SEO
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield +9 3 £25,000 -33.33%
Chester - 3 £41,250 - 3
Warrington -22 2 £17,250 -31.00%
Knutsford - 1 £24,000 -
SEO
North West

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 40 (57.14%) HTML
2 39 (55.71%) CSS
3 27 (38.57%) JavaScript
4 24 (34.29%) Web Design
5 23 (32.86%) jQuery
6 21 (30.00%) Marketing
7 19 (27.14%) Photoshop
8 17 (24.29%) Time Management
9 16 (22.86%) Dreamweaver
9 16 (22.86%) HTML5
9 16 (22.86%) Social Media
10 15 (21.43%) Web Development
10 15 (21.43%) Google
10 15 (21.43%) Adobe Illustrator
11 13 (18.57%) Analytics
12 12 (17.14%) Pay per click
12 12 (17.14%) Digital Marketing
13 11 (15.71%) Google Analytics
13 11 (15.71%) PHP
13 11 (15.71%) Publishing
13 11 (15.71%) E-Commerce
14 10 (14.29%) Online Marketing
14 10 (14.29%) CSS3
15 9 (12.86%) PRINCE2
16 8 (11.43%) XHTML
16 8 (11.43%) Finance
16 8 (11.43%) Responsive Web Design
17 7 (10.00%) Advertising
17 7 (10.00%) CMS
17 7 (10.00%) Management Information System

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (10.00%) CMS
1 7 (10.00%) WordPress
2 3 (4.29%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (2.86%) IIS
4 1 (1.43%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 19 (27.14%) Photoshop
2 15 (21.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (8.57%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.43%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 11 (15.71%) Google Analytics
2 5 (7.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.43%) SSH
1 1 (1.43%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.43%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) MySQL
2 3 (4.29%) Big Data
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (22.86%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (2.86%) Subversion
2 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.86%) PhoneGap
3 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (30.00%) Marketing
2 11 (15.71%) Publishing
3 8 (11.43%) Finance
4 7 (10.00%) Advertising
5 4 (5.71%) Retail
6 2 (2.86%) Automotive
6 2 (2.86%) Electronics
6 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (27.14%) Designer
2 17 (24.29%) Developer
3 14 (20.00%) Web Designer
4 8 (11.43%) Web Developer
5 6 (8.57%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.57%) SEO Executive
6 5 (7.14%) Senior Designer
6 5 (7.14%) Digital Designer
6 5 (7.14%) Senior Digital Designer
6 5 (7.14%) Digital Project Manager
7 4 (5.71%) PHP Developer
7 4 (5.71%) PPC Executive
7 4 (5.71%) PPC Manager
7 4 (5.71%) PPC Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Creative Web Designer
7 4 (5.71%) PPC Specialist
8 3 (4.29%) SEO Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Magento Developer
8 3 (4.29%) PHP Magento Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (57.14%) HTML
2 39 (55.71%) CSS
3 23 (32.86%) jQuery
4 16 (22.86%) HTML5
5 10 (14.29%) CSS3
6 8 (11.43%) XHTML
7 5 (7.14%) HTML5 Canvas
8 3 (4.29%) REST
8 3 (4.29%) Ajax
8 3 (4.29%) JSON
8 3 (4.29%) Flash
8 3 (4.29%) SOAP
8 3 (4.29%) .NET
9 2 (2.86%) XSLT
9 2 (2.86%) Sass
9 2 (2.86%) LESS
9 2 (2.86%) LINQ
10 1 (1.43%) Google Maps API
10 1 (1.43%) Symfony
10 1 (1.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.86%) Social Media
2 7 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.14%) Copywriting
3 5 (7.14%) Blog
4 4 (5.71%) Digital Media
5 3 (4.29%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.86%) Xbox
6 2 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.86%) Social Network
6 2 (2.86%) Web 2.0
6 2 (2.86%) Statistics
7 1 (1.43%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.43%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.57%) Android
1 6 (8.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.43%) UNIX
2 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) Web Design
2 17 (24.29%) Time Management
3 15 (21.43%) Web Development
4 13 (18.57%) Analytics
5 12 (17.14%) Pay per click
5 12 (17.14%) Digital Marketing
6 11 (15.71%) E-Commerce
7 10 (14.29%) Online Marketing
8 9 (12.86%) PRINCE2
9 8 (11.43%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (10.00%) Project Management
10 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (8.57%) Competitor Analysis
11 6 (8.57%) B2B
11 6 (8.57%) B2C
11 6 (8.57%) Information Architecture
12 5 (7.14%) Email Marketing
13 3 (4.29%) Scrum
13 3 (4.29%) Content Management
14 2 (2.86%) OO
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.57%) JavaScript
2 11 (15.71%) PHP
3 7 (10.00%) SQL
4 4 (5.71%) C#
5 3 (4.29%) Java
6 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.86%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.43%) Python
7 1 (1.43%) Ruby
7 1 (1.43%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) Degree
2 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (21.43%) Google
2 5 (7.14%) Adobe
2 5 (7.14%) Facebook
3 3 (4.29%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.86%) Ektron
5 1 (1.43%) Apple
5 1 (1.43%) Yahoo!
5 1 (1.43%) Twitter
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle
Chester, Cheshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + inc great benefits + bonus
Posted: 12 days ago