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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 39 45 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs citing SEO 12 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 4.14% 0.77% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.48% 0.90% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 0
Average salary £24,750 £42,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.76% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
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
268 221 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 92.41% 85.00% 85.02%
Number of salaries quoted 178 147 162
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,715 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SEO across the Chester region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

SEO Salary Histogram in Chester

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 11 (78.57%) E-Commerce
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) HTML
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 9 (64.29%) CSS
3 8 (57.14%) User Experience
4 7 (50.00%) Content Management
4 7 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 7 (50.00%) MS Office
4 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (50.00%) MySQL
4 7 (50.00%) UNIX
4 7 (50.00%) XHTML
4 7 (50.00%) Change Management
5 6 (42.86%) Adobe
5 6 (42.86%) PHP
5 6 (42.86%) Photoshop
5 6 (42.86%) MS Project
5 6 (42.86%) Subversion
6 5 (35.71%) Google
7 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) jQuery
7 3 (21.43%) Analytics
8 2 (14.29%) Campaign Management
8 2 (14.29%) Mobile Development
8 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
8 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 2 (14.29%) SQL Server

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Office
2 6 (42.86%) Photoshop
2 6 (42.86%) MS Project
3 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Subversion
2 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 2 (14.29%) PPC Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Marketing Executive
3 2 (14.29%) PPC Manager
3 2 (14.29%) PPC Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Digital Marketing Executive
3 2 (14.29%) PPC Executive
4 1 (7.14%) Graduate .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Graduate Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Lead C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Lead Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Graduate
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) CSS
1 9 (64.29%) HTML
2 7 (50.00%) XHTML
3 3 (21.43%) jQuery
4 2 (14.29%) HTML5
4 2 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 2 (14.29%) Ajax
4 2 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) User Experience
2 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
3 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) E-Commerce
2 7 (50.00%) Change Management
2 7 (50.00%) Content Management
2 7 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) Campaign Management
4 2 (14.29%) Mobile Development
4 2 (14.29%) Market Research
4 2 (14.29%) Online Marketing
4 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Web Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) Pay per click
4 2 (14.29%) Email Marketing
4 2 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) OOP
5 1 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (42.86%) PHP
4 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 2 (14.29%) C#
5 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Adobe
3 5 (35.71%) Google
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle
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