The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 225 236 220
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Permanent jobs citing SEO 1372 1199 1416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 1.26% 1.20% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.51% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 895 916 1242
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
SEO
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
87806 79197 86082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.80% 79.57% 78.05%
Number of salaries quoted 70655 65397 73602
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in England

SEO
Salary Trend in England

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

SEO Salary Trend in England

SEO
Salary Histogram in England

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

SEO Salary Histogram in England

SEO
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the England region over the 3 months to 29 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
London +36 539 £42,500 - 84
South East +41 280 £35,000 - 27
North West +48 202 £26,500 -7.01% 23
Yorkshire -31 124 £30,000 +9.09% 11
West Midlands +22 89 £27,500 -3.50% 10
East of England -71 58 £29,500 -9.23% 12
South West -58 56 £30,000 -7.69% 3
East Midlands -44 25 £25,000 -33.77% 10
North East -9 1 £27,500 -14.06% 4
SEO
UK

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 1655 (57.49%) Marketing
2 1525 (52.97%) HTML
3 1367 (47.48%) CSS
4 1221 (42.41%) JavaScript
5 1014 (35.22%) Analytics
6 816 (28.34%) E-Commerce
7 812 (28.20%) Pay per click
8 785 (27.27%) Google
9 781 (27.13%) jQuery
10 774 (26.88%) Social Media
11 716 (24.87%) CMS
12 711 (24.70%) Digital Marketing
13 624 (21.67%) HTML5
14 623 (21.64%) PHP
15 530 (18.41%) Google Analytics
16 511 (17.75%) Degree
17 493 (17.12%) CSS3
18 446 (15.49%) .NET
18 446 (15.49%) Advertising
19 431 (14.97%) SQL
20 430 (14.94%) Web Development
21 400 (13.89%) Photoshop
22 390 (13.55%) MySQL
23 362 (12.57%) WordPress
24 347 (12.05%) Retail
25 338 (11.74%) ASP.NET
26 337 (11.71%) Online Marketing
27 322 (11.18%) XML
28 321 (11.15%) Web Design
29 314 (10.91%) Content Management

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the England 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
1 716 (24.87%) CMS
2 362 (12.57%) WordPress
3 134 (4.65%) Drupal
4 103 (3.58%) Umbraco
5 98 (3.40%) Node.js
6 68 (2.36%) Joomla!
7 65 (2.26%) IIS
8 57 (1.98%) Tomcat
9 56 (1.95%) SharePoint
10 49 (1.70%) Apache
11 43 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
12 33 (1.15%) WebSphere
13 28 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
14 18 (0.63%) ExpressionEngine
15 17 (0.59%) TeamSite
16 15 (0.52%) MS Project Server
16 15 (0.52%) Confluence
17 12 (0.42%) nginx
18 10 (0.35%) PrestaShop
19 8 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 400 (13.89%) Photoshop
2 210 (7.29%) MS Excel
3 161 (5.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 112 (3.89%) MS Office
5 84 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 64 (2.22%) Fireworks
7 36 (1.25%) MS Visio
8 20 (0.69%) InDesign
9 19 (0.66%) MS Project
10 11 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
12 5 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
13 4 (0.14%) PowerPivot
13 4 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.10%) SPSS
15 2 (0.069%) Stata
16 1 (0.035%) PaintShop Pro
16 1 (0.035%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 530 (18.41%) Google Analytics
2 218 (7.57%) Magento
3 114 (3.96%) WebTrends
4 34 (1.18%) SiteCatalyst
5 12 (0.42%) Fredhopper
5 12 (0.42%) Tridion
6 10 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
7 8 (0.28%) Optimost
8 6 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
9 5 (0.17%) Sage 200
10 4 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (0.069%) Dynamics AX
12 1 (0.035%) osCommerce
12 1 (0.035%) Summit
12 1 (0.035%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 36 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (1.15%) SaaS
3 31 (1.08%) Amazon S3
4 29 (1.01%) Amazon SQS
4 29 (1.01%) ElastiCache
4 29 (1.01%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 10 (0.35%) MailChimp
5 10 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (0.24%) Responsys
7 6 (0.21%) Force.com
8 4 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.10%) GitHub
10 2 (0.069%) CheetahMail
10 2 (0.069%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.035%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.035%) Office 365
11 1 (0.035%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 149 (5.18%) Internet
2 38 (1.32%) Intranet
2 38 (1.32%) Broadband
3 35 (1.22%) 3G
4 32 (1.11%) DNS
5 26 (0.90%) HTTP
6 19 (0.66%) Extranet
7 18 (0.63%) SSL
8 16 (0.56%) FTP
9 13 (0.45%) SSH
10 11 (0.38%) WAN
11 10 (0.35%) LAN
12 7 (0.24%) Firewall
12 7 (0.24%) 4G
13 5 (0.17%) Wireless
13 5 (0.17%) iSCSI
13 5 (0.17%) SMS
13 5 (0.17%) DHCP
13 5 (0.17%) SAN
14 3 (0.10%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 390 (13.55%) MySQL
2 235 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 121 (4.20%) Relational Database
4 46 (1.60%) MongoDB
5 40 (1.39%) RDBMS
6 34 (1.18%) Big Data
7 29 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 29 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
8 21 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 19 (0.66%) NoSQL
10 15 (0.52%) Data Mining
10 15 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
10 15 (0.52%) MS Access
11 13 (0.45%) DB2
11 13 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
11 13 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
12 12 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.24%) Oracle Database
15 6 (0.21%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 220 (7.64%) Git (software)
2 176 (6.11%) Subversion
3 103 (3.58%) Dreamweaver
4 91 (3.16%) Visual Studio
5 89 (3.09%) JIRA
6 54 (1.88%) Eclipse
7 53 (1.84%) Ant
8 37 (1.29%) Jasmine
9 34 (1.18%) Grunt
10 33 (1.15%) Axure RP
11 30 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
12 24 (0.83%) JUnit
13 20 (0.69%) Jenkins
14 17 (0.59%) QUnit
15 16 (0.56%) Karma Test Runner
16 15 (0.52%) NUnit
17 9 (0.31%) Selenium
18 8 (0.28%) Maven
18 8 (0.28%) Mercurial
18 8 (0.28%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 1655 (57.49%) Marketing
2 446 (15.49%) Advertising
3 347 (12.05%) Retail
4 252 (8.75%) Finance
5 124 (4.31%) Publishing
6 62 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 56 (1.95%) Games
8 49 (1.70%) Law
9 40 (1.39%) Electronics
10 39 (1.35%) Legal
11 28 (0.97%) Multimedia
12 27 (0.94%) Automotive
13 24 (0.83%) Manufacturing
14 19 (0.66%) Banking
15 18 (0.63%) Russian Language
16 17 (0.59%) Billing
17 16 (0.56%) German Language
18 15 (0.52%) French Language
19 9 (0.31%) Aerospace
19 9 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1040 (36.12%) Developer
2 428 (14.87%) Web Developer
3 299 (10.39%) Front-End Developer
4 236 (8.20%) Analyst
5 231 (8.02%) Designer
6 207 (7.19%) Senior Developer
7 200 (6.95%) PHP Developer
8 162 (5.63%) PPC Manager
8 162 (5.63%) PPC Analyst
8 162 (5.63%) PPC Specialist
8 162 (5.63%) PPC Executive
9 139 (4.83%) Marketing Manager
10 133 (4.62%) Web Designer
11 118 (4.10%) .NET Developer
12 96 (3.33%) SEO Executive
13 94 (3.27%) Junior
14 84 (2.92%) Project Manager
15 80 (2.78%) Account Manager
16 79 (2.74%) Marketing Executive
17 78 (2.71%) SEO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1525 (52.97%) HTML
2 1367 (47.48%) CSS
3 781 (27.13%) jQuery
4 624 (21.67%) HTML5
5 493 (17.12%) CSS3
6 446 (15.49%) .NET
7 338 (11.74%) ASP.NET
8 322 (11.18%) XML
9 252 (8.75%) XHTML
10 245 (8.51%) Ajax
11 198 (6.88%) Web Services
12 106 (3.68%) Flash
13 105 (3.65%) Sass
14 102 (3.54%) JSP
15 85 (2.95%) .NET Framework
16 82 (2.85%) AngularJS
17 81 (2.81%) XSLT
18 77 (2.67%) LESS
19 69 (2.40%) Spring
20 66 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 774 (26.88%) Social Media
2 173 (6.01%) Digital Media
3 161 (5.59%) Blog
4 125 (4.34%) Mobile App
5 98 (3.40%) W3C
6 97 (3.37%) Computer Science
7 88 (3.06%) Copywriting
8 76 (2.64%) Open Source
9 56 (1.95%) Statistics
10 51 (1.77%) Management Information System
11 50 (1.74%) Graphic Design
12 49 (1.70%) iPad
13 40 (1.39%) Social Network
13 40 (1.39%) Smartphone
14 35 (1.22%) New Media
15 33 (1.15%) N-Tier
16 32 (1.11%) Mathematics
17 24 (0.83%) Economics
17 24 (0.83%) Visualisation
18 20 (0.69%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 127 (4.41%) Linux
2 108 (3.75%) Windows
3 66 (2.29%) Android
4 60 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 25 (0.87%) UNIX
6 9 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
8 5 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.17%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.14%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.14%) webOS
9 4 (0.14%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.069%) AIX
11 2 (0.069%) CentOS
12 1 (0.035%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1014 (35.22%) Analytics
2 816 (28.34%) E-Commerce
3 812 (28.20%) Pay per click
4 711 (24.70%) Digital Marketing
5 430 (14.94%) Web Development
6 337 (11.71%) Online Marketing
7 321 (11.15%) Web Design
8 314 (10.91%) Content Management
9 287 (9.97%) MVC
10 274 (9.52%) Project Management
11 260 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
12 254 (8.82%) Web Analytics
13 212 (7.36%) Responsive Web Design
14 211 (7.33%) B2B
15 197 (6.84%) Email Marketing
16 159 (5.52%) CRM
17 146 (5.07%) B2C
18 142 (4.93%) OO
19 132 (4.58%) Time Management
20 131 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1221 (42.41%) JavaScript
2 623 (21.64%) PHP
3 431 (14.97%) SQL
4 226 (7.85%) C#
5 191 (6.63%) Java
6 68 (2.36%) VB.NET
7 61 (2.12%) Python
8 48 (1.67%) PHP5
9 46 (1.60%) T-SQL
10 37 (1.29%) Ruby
11 24 (0.83%) ActionScript
12 22 (0.76%) VBA
13 20 (0.69%) R
14 17 (0.59%) Groovy
15 16 (0.56%) ActionScript 3.0
15 16 (0.56%) C
16 15 (0.52%) VB
17 14 (0.49%) C++
17 14 (0.49%) XPath
18 13 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 511 (17.75%) Degree
2 9 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (0.21%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (0.14%) MBA
5 3 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.10%) MCITP
5 3 (0.10%) MCSE
5 3 (0.10%) CCNA
6 2 (0.069%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.069%) GNVQ
7 1 (0.035%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.035%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.035%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.035%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.035%) CCDA
7 1 (0.035%) ISEB
7 1 (0.035%) CCNP
7 1 (0.035%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (2.78%) QA
2 29 (1.01%) WCAG
3 19 (0.66%) WAI
4 17 (0.59%) ISO 9001
5 15 (0.52%) SLA
6 5 (0.17%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.035%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 3 (0.10%) Active Directory
1 3 (0.10%) Hyper-V
1 3 (0.10%) Varnish
2 1 (0.035%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 20 (0.69%) Vagrant
2 12 (0.42%) Capistrano
2 12 (0.42%) Puppet
3 5 (0.17%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (0.10%) Plesk
5 2 (0.069%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.035%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 785 (27.27%) Google
2 249 (8.65%) Adobe
3 232 (8.06%) Microsoft
4 227 (7.88%) Facebook
5 192 (6.67%) Twitter
6 81 (2.81%) Omniture
7 79 (2.74%) Coremetrics
8 65 (2.26%) hybris
9 62 (2.15%) Sitecore
10 48 (1.67%) Zend
11 47 (1.63%) Yahoo!
12 37 (1.29%) Demandware
13 34 (1.18%) Oracle
14 31 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
14 31 (1.08%) ATG
14 31 (1.08%) AccuRev
15 22 (0.76%) Business Objects
16 17 (0.59%) HP
17 16 (0.56%) DoubleClick
18 14 (0.49%) Tableau
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + benefits + training
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Networking People
Salary: bonus + excellent benefits package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £49000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bury, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Kent
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Holiday,
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 to £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £18k - 23k per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: Circa £20k dependant on experience + bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Intelletect
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Propel London Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Propel London Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Brighton, Sussex
RecruitmentRevolution.com
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Thames Ditton, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
TheSmartList
Salary: £Competitive DOE
Posted: 21 hours ago