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 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 94 93 75
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Permanent jobs citing SEO 6 11 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.49% 0.79% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 1.03% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3 11 13
Average salary £24,500 £42,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.35% +66.66%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
1024 1065 745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 84.07% 76.23% 74.43%
Number of salaries quoted 810 882 629
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £35,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
Loughton - 4 £24,500 -
Southend-on-Sea 0 1 £47,500 +137.50%
Colchester -3 1 - -
SEO
East of England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (82.61%) HTML
2 18 (78.26%) CSS
3 17 (73.91%) JavaScript
3 17 (73.91%) SQL Server
3 17 (73.91%) jQuery
4 16 (69.57%) E-Commerce
5 11 (47.83%) Pay per click
6 10 (43.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (43.48%) HTML5
6 10 (43.48%) Web Services
6 10 (43.48%) C#
6 10 (43.48%) .NET
6 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET
6 10 (43.48%) CSS3
6 10 (43.48%) Responsive Web Design
6 10 (43.48%) Mobile Development
7 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (34.78%) LINQ
7 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
7 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (34.78%) Ajax
7 8 (34.78%) MVC
7 8 (34.78%) SQL
7 8 (34.78%) Waterfall
7 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (34.78%) Entity Framework
7 8 (34.78%) LINQ to SQL
7 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 7 (30.43%) Relational Database

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
2 3 (13.04%) CMS
3 1 (4.35%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (4.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Photoshop
2 4 (17.39%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) FTP
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (73.91%) SQL Server
2 10 (43.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
3 7 (30.43%) DB2
3 7 (30.43%) RDBMS
General
1 6 (26.09%) Retail
2 4 (17.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Developer
2 10 (43.48%) .NET Developer
3 9 (39.13%) C# Developer
3 9 (39.13%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (30.43%) JavaScript Developer
5 6 (26.09%) Web Developer
6 4 (17.39%) PPC Manager
6 4 (17.39%) PPC Analyst
6 4 (17.39%) PPC Specialist
6 4 (17.39%) PPC Executive
7 2 (8.70%) Digital Marketing Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) Marketing Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) VB.NET Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Consultant
7 2 (8.70%) Account Manager
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Campaign Specialist
8 1 (4.35%) Web Designer
8 1 (4.35%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (82.61%) HTML
2 18 (78.26%) CSS
3 17 (73.91%) jQuery
4 10 (43.48%) HTML5
4 10 (43.48%) Web Services
4 10 (43.48%) .NET
4 10 (43.48%) ASP.NET
4 10 (43.48%) CSS3
5 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (34.78%) LINQ
5 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
5 8 (34.78%) Ajax
5 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (34.78%) Entity Framework
5 8 (34.78%) LINQ to SQL
5 8 (34.78%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 7 (30.43%) XML
7 6 (26.09%) JSP
8 5 (21.74%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Social Media
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Statistics
2 1 (4.35%) Social Network
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) E-Commerce
2 11 (47.83%) Pay per click
3 10 (43.48%) Responsive Web Design
3 10 (43.48%) Mobile Development
4 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (34.78%) MVC
4 8 (34.78%) Waterfall
5 6 (26.09%) Content Management
6 4 (17.39%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (17.39%) Analytics
7 2 (8.70%) Web Development
7 2 (8.70%) Campaign Management
7 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.35%) SOA
8 1 (4.35%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) JavaScript
2 10 (43.48%) C#
3 8 (34.78%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) VB
4 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Google
2 2 (8.70%) DoubleClick
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe
3 1 (4.35%) Sage
3 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com