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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 30 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Permanent jobs citing SEO 4 16 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.26% 6.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 8.56% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 15 0
Average salary £20,000 £31,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.50% -
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
153 187 307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 86.44% 72.76% 87.97%
Number of salaries quoted 108 137 168
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 8 (88.89%) HTML
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
1 8 (88.89%) CSS
1 8 (88.89%) MS Excel
1 8 (88.89%) N-Tier
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Ajax
1 8 (88.89%) .NET Framework
1 8 (88.89%) jQuery
1 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (88.89%) Market Research
1 8 (88.89%) HTML5
1 8 (88.89%) Entity Framework
1 8 (88.89%) Mobile Development
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 7 (77.78%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) T-SQL
3 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
5 3 (33.33%) OOP
5 3 (33.33%) OO
5 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (88.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (11.11%) Fireworks
2 1 (11.11%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 7 (77.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (88.89%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 6 (66.67%) .NET Developer
3 4 (44.44%) C# Developer
3 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (44.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (44.44%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (33.33%) Junior Developer
4 3 (33.33%) Junior
5 2 (22.22%) Graduate
5 2 (22.22%) Lead Developer
5 2 (22.22%) Senior Developer
5 2 (22.22%) Senior C# Developer
5 2 (22.22%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (22.22%) Junior .NET Developer
5 2 (22.22%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (22.22%) Lead .NET Developer
5 2 (22.22%) Graduate .NET Developer
5 2 (22.22%) Lead C# Developer
5 2 (22.22%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (11.11%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) HTML
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) ASP.NET
1 8 (88.89%) CSS
1 8 (88.89%) Ajax
1 8 (88.89%) .NET Framework
1 8 (88.89%) jQuery
1 8 (88.89%) HTML5
1 8 (88.89%) Entity Framework
2 1 (11.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (88.89%) Market Research
1 8 (88.89%) Mobile Development
2 4 (44.44%) Mentoring
3 3 (33.33%) OOP
3 3 (33.33%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) Competitor Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Pay per click
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) Web Marketing
4 1 (11.11%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) C#
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
1 7 (77.78%) T-SQL
2 3 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Google
3 1 (11.11%) Adobe