The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 26 32 57
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +25
Permanent jobs citing SEO 9 15 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 5.06% 5.45% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.96% 7.25% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6 14 1
Average salary £23,750 £30,750 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.76% +23.00%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
SEO
Cheshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
151 207 382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 84.83% 75.27% 89.25%
Number of salaries quoted 110 148 225
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 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,100 £47,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SEO
Salary Trend in Chester

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

SEO Salary Trend in Chester

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 9 (90.00%) HTML
2 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (80.00%) CSS
2 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (80.00%) N-Tier
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Ajax
2 8 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 8 (80.00%) jQuery
2 8 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (80.00%) Market Research
2 8 (80.00%) HTML5
2 8 (80.00%) Entity Framework
2 8 (80.00%) Mobile Development
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 7 (70.00%) C#
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (70.00%) T-SQL
4 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (30.00%) OOP
6 3 (30.00%) OO
6 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Chester 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 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) Fireworks
2 1 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (40.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (40.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (30.00%) Junior Developer
4 3 (30.00%) Junior
5 2 (20.00%) Lead .NET Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Junior .NET Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Lead C# Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Graduate
5 2 (20.00%) Senior Developer
5 2 (20.00%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (90.00%) HTML
2 8 (80.00%) .NET
2 8 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (80.00%) CSS
2 8 (80.00%) Ajax
2 8 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 8 (80.00%) jQuery
2 8 (80.00%) HTML5
2 8 (80.00%) Entity Framework
3 1 (10.00%) JSON
3 1 (10.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) Market Research
1 8 (80.00%) Mobile Development
2 4 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (30.00%) OOP
3 3 (30.00%) OO
4 1 (10.00%) BPR
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (10.00%) Competitor Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Pay per click
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Product Management
4 1 (10.00%) Web Marketing
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) T-SQL
2 7 (70.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) WAI
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe
3 1 (10.00%) Google