The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 112 105 91
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Permanent jobs citing SEO 14 8 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.74% 0.48% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.61% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 7 8 38
Average salary £25,000 £27,500 £25,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,900 £24,000 £21,450
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £47,250 £28,600
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
SEO
North 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 Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1558 1322 1732
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 82.13% 78.50% 76.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1248 1049 1521
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +14 3 £25,000 -33.33%
Warrington - 2 £31,750 - 1
Chester - 2 £42,500 - 1
SEO
North West

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 38 (57.58%) HTML
2 37 (56.06%) CSS
3 29 (43.94%) JavaScript
4 24 (36.36%) Web Design
5 22 (33.33%) Marketing
6 21 (31.82%) jQuery
7 19 (28.79%) Photoshop
8 16 (24.24%) Google
9 15 (22.73%) Social Media
9 15 (22.73%) Time Management
9 15 (22.73%) Dreamweaver
10 14 (21.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 14 (21.21%) Analytics
11 13 (19.70%) PHP
11 13 (19.70%) Pay per click
12 12 (18.18%) Web Development
12 12 (18.18%) Google Analytics
12 12 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
12 12 (18.18%) HTML5
12 12 (18.18%) E-Commerce
13 11 (16.67%) Publishing
14 10 (15.15%) Online Marketing
15 9 (13.64%) XHTML
16 8 (12.12%) PRINCE2
16 8 (12.12%) Responsive Web Design
17 7 (10.61%) MySQL
17 7 (10.61%) Advertising
17 7 (10.61%) Fireworks
18 6 (9.09%) Finance
18 6 (9.09%) SQL

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 5 (7.58%) CMS
1 5 (7.58%) WordPress
2 3 (4.55%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.52%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 19 (28.79%) Photoshop
2 14 (21.21%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (10.61%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.52%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 12 (18.18%) Google Analytics
2 5 (7.58%) Magento
3 1 (1.52%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) DNS
1 1 (1.52%) SSH
1 1 (1.52%) PuTTY
1 1 (1.52%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) MySQL
2 3 (4.55%) Big Data
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (22.73%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.52%) Subversion
General
1 22 (33.33%) Marketing
2 11 (16.67%) Publishing
3 7 (10.61%) Advertising
4 6 (9.09%) Finance
5 3 (4.55%) Retail
6 2 (3.03%) Automotive
6 2 (3.03%) Electronics
6 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (27.27%) Designer
2 15 (22.73%) Developer
2 15 (22.73%) Web Designer
3 7 (10.61%) Web Developer
4 6 (9.09%) SEO Executive
5 4 (6.06%) PPC Specialist
5 4 (6.06%) Digital Project Manager
5 4 (6.06%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Creative Web Designer
5 4 (6.06%) PPC Manager
5 4 (6.06%) PPC Analyst
5 4 (6.06%) PPC Executive
5 4 (6.06%) Development Manager
5 4 (6.06%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.06%) PHP Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.55%) PHP Magento Developer
6 3 (4.55%) SEO Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (57.58%) HTML
2 37 (56.06%) CSS
3 21 (31.82%) jQuery
4 12 (18.18%) HTML5
5 9 (13.64%) XHTML
6 6 (9.09%) CSS3
7 5 (7.58%) Ajax
8 3 (4.55%) JSON
8 3 (4.55%) REST
8 3 (4.55%) SOAP
8 3 (4.55%) Flash
8 3 (4.55%) HTML5 Canvas
9 2 (3.03%) PhoneGap
9 2 (3.03%) Sass
9 2 (3.03%) LESS
9 2 (3.03%) XML
9 2 (3.03%) .NET
9 2 (3.03%) Symfony
10 1 (1.52%) CakePHP
10 1 (1.52%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Social Media
2 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.58%) Copywriting
2 5 (7.58%) Blog
3 4 (6.06%) Digital Media
4 3 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.03%) Xbox
5 2 (3.03%) Social Network
5 2 (3.03%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.52%) iPad
6 1 (1.52%) iPhone
6 1 (1.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.58%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.06%) Android
3 2 (3.03%) Linux
4 1 (1.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.36%) Web Design
2 15 (22.73%) Time Management
3 14 (21.21%) Analytics
4 13 (19.70%) Pay per click
5 12 (18.18%) Web Development
5 12 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
5 12 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 10 (15.15%) Online Marketing
7 8 (12.12%) PRINCE2
7 8 (12.12%) Responsive Web Design
8 6 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (9.09%) Competitor Analysis
8 6 (9.09%) Information Architecture
9 5 (7.58%) Project Management
9 5 (7.58%) Email Marketing
10 4 (6.06%) B2B
10 4 (6.06%) B2C
11 3 (4.55%) Scrum
11 3 (4.55%) Web Marketing
12 2 (3.03%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 29 (43.94%) JavaScript
2 13 (19.70%) PHP
3 6 (9.09%) SQL
4 2 (3.03%) ActionScript
4 2 (3.03%) C#
4 2 (3.03%) Java
5 1 (1.52%) Python
5 1 (1.52%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.52%) Ruby
5 1 (1.52%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Degree
2 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) SLA
Vendors
1 16 (24.24%) Google
2 6 (9.09%) Adobe
3 5 (7.58%) Facebook
4 3 (4.55%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.52%) Twitter
5 1 (1.52%) Apple
5 1 (1.52%) Yahoo!
5 1 (1.52%) Zend
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: 6 days ago