The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex 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 67 88 82
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -6
Permanent jobs citing SEO 18 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.62% 0.46% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 0.58% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 1
Average salary £30,000 £23,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.43% -14.81%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
SEO
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
791 860 739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 71.13% 79.70% 70.72%
Number of salaries quoted 614 689 641
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £56,500 £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 Essex

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

SEO
Salary Trend in Essex

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

SEO Salary Trend in Essex

SEO
Salary Histogram in Essex

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

SEO Salary Histogram in Essex

SEO
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Essex 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
Hockley - 5 £30,000 -
SEO
East of England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 19 (67.86%) HTML
1 19 (67.86%) CSS
2 18 (64.29%) E-Commerce
3 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (50.00%) PHP
3 14 (50.00%) Marketing
4 13 (46.43%) Digital Marketing
5 12 (42.86%) Email Marketing
6 9 (32.14%) Photoshop
6 9 (32.14%) Degree
6 9 (32.14%) Analytics
7 8 (28.57%) Google Analytics
7 8 (28.57%) HTML5
7 8 (28.57%) CSS3
7 8 (28.57%) Google
7 8 (28.57%) CMS
8 7 (25.00%) Pay per click
8 7 (25.00%) .NET
8 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET
8 7 (25.00%) Social Media
8 7 (25.00%) Online Marketing
9 6 (21.43%) Digital Media
9 6 (21.43%) Twitter
9 6 (21.43%) B2B
9 6 (21.43%) Adobe
9 6 (21.43%) Web Development
10 5 (17.86%) Blog
10 5 (17.86%) Content Management
10 5 (17.86%) FTP
10 5 (17.86%) Dreamweaver

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 8 (28.57%) CMS
2 5 (17.86%) WordPress
2 5 (17.86%) PrestaShop
3 4 (14.29%) IIS
3 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 3 (10.71%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Photoshop
2 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) InDesign
3 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Google Analytics
2 5 (17.86%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) FTP
2 2 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (3.57%) MPLS
3 1 (3.57%) Broadband
3 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) MySQL
2 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Dreamweaver
General
1 14 (50.00%) Marketing
2 2 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Developer
1 10 (35.71%) Web Developer
2 9 (32.14%) Web Designer
2 9 (32.14%) Designer
3 7 (25.00%) Marketing Executive
3 7 (25.00%) Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) Marketing Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) Digital Marketing Executive
5 5 (17.86%) Content Manager
5 5 (17.86%) Digital Marketing Manager
5 5 (17.86%) Marketing Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Graduate Web Developer
7 1 (3.57%) SEO Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) PPC Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Web Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Marketing Director
7 1 (3.57%) PPC Manager
7 1 (3.57%) PPC Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Junior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (67.86%) HTML
1 19 (67.86%) CSS
2 8 (28.57%) HTML5
2 8 (28.57%) CSS3
3 7 (25.00%) .NET
3 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 5 (17.86%) Smarty
5 3 (10.71%) jQuery
6 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
6 2 (7.14%) Web Services
7 1 (3.57%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Social Media
2 6 (21.43%) Digital Media
3 5 (17.86%) Blog
4 4 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) E-Commerce
2 13 (46.43%) Digital Marketing
3 12 (42.86%) Email Marketing
4 9 (32.14%) Analytics
5 7 (25.00%) Pay per click
5 7 (25.00%) Online Marketing
6 6 (21.43%) Web Development
6 6 (21.43%) B2B
7 5 (17.86%) Content Management
8 4 (14.29%) OOD
8 4 (14.29%) OO
9 2 (7.14%) Web Analytics
9 2 (7.14%) Web Design
9 2 (7.14%) Web Application Development
10 1 (3.57%) Campaign Management
10 1 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
10 1 (3.57%) CRM
10 1 (3.57%) ITIL
10 1 (3.57%) Information Architecture
10 1 (3.57%) Website Architecture
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 14 (50.00%) PHP
2 5 (17.86%) PHP5
3 4 (14.29%) C#
4 3 (10.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) MBA
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Google
2 6 (21.43%) Twitter
2 6 (21.43%) Adobe
3 5 (17.86%) Facebook
4 4 (14.29%) JBoss
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com