The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 123 103 81
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -22
Permanent jobs citing SEO 28 45 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.25% 1.78% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 2.34% 3.42%
Number of salaries quoted 22 35 52
Average salary £34,066 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.83% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,436 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £49,000 £59,500
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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1692 1922 1960
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 75.37% 76.15% 79.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1341 1537 1559
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £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 Hertfordshire

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

SEO
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

SEO Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

SEO
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SEO across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

SEO Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

SEO
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Hertfordshire 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
Watford +20 21 £34,066 -14.83% 1
Welwyn Garden City -15 2 £29,000 -28.39%
Rickmansworth - 2 £38,000 - 1
St Albans - 1 £32,500 -
Stevenage - 1 £47,500 - 1
SEO
East of England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 30 (69.77%) Analytics
2 25 (58.14%) Google
2 25 (58.14%) Google Analytics
3 20 (46.51%) Content Management
4 18 (41.86%) Marketing
5 15 (34.88%) Social Media
5 15 (34.88%) Project Management
6 14 (32.56%) HTML
6 14 (32.56%) Copywriting
7 12 (27.91%) Digital Marketing
7 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (23.26%) CSS
9 9 (20.93%) B2B
9 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (18.60%) Finance
11 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
12 6 (13.95%) MySQL
12 6 (13.95%) CMS
12 6 (13.95%) Kinect
12 6 (13.95%) Mobile App
12 6 (13.95%) Umbraco
12 6 (13.95%) Resource Management
12 6 (13.95%) Email Marketing
12 6 (13.95%) Raspberry Pi
13 5 (11.63%) Time Management
13 5 (11.63%) PHP
14 4 (9.30%) OO
14 4 (9.30%) LAMP
14 4 (9.30%) Games
14 4 (9.30%) Ajax

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 6 (13.95%) CMS
1 6 (13.95%) Umbraco
2 4 (9.30%) Drupal
3 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.33%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 25 (58.14%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (41.86%) Marketing
2 8 (18.60%) Finance
3 4 (9.30%) Games
3 4 (9.30%) iGaming
4 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Communications Officer
2 7 (16.28%) Developer
3 6 (13.95%) Account Manager
3 6 (13.95%) Digital Account Manager
3 6 (13.95%) SEO Manager
3 6 (13.95%) Account Director
3 6 (13.95%) Communications Manager
3 6 (13.95%) Digital Account Director
4 4 (9.30%) PHP Developer
4 4 (9.30%) PHP Drupal Developer
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Drupal Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Digital Marketing Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) HTML
2 10 (23.26%) CSS
3 4 (9.30%) LAMP
3 4 (9.30%) Ajax
4 1 (2.33%) CSS3
4 1 (2.33%) HTML5
4 1 (2.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 15 (34.88%) Social Media
2 14 (32.56%) Copywriting
3 6 (13.95%) Kinect
3 6 (13.95%) Mobile App
3 6 (13.95%) Raspberry Pi
4 3 (6.98%) FMCG
5 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.33%) Social Network
6 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (69.77%) Analytics
2 20 (46.51%) Content Management
3 15 (34.88%) Project Management
4 12 (27.91%) Digital Marketing
4 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.93%) B2B
5 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (13.95%) Resource Management
6 6 (13.95%) Email Marketing
7 5 (11.63%) Time Management
8 4 (9.30%) OO
8 4 (9.30%) Pay per click
8 4 (9.30%) OO PHP
9 3 (6.98%) Business Development
9 3 (6.98%) Web Analytics
9 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.98%) B2C
10 2 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (4.65%) Digital Content Management
11 1 (2.33%) Marketing Strategy
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) JavaScript
2 5 (11.63%) PHP
3 2 (4.65%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Vendors
1 25 (58.14%) Google
2 1 (2.33%) Omniture
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 5% Bonus & 25 Days Holidays
Posted: 3 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
LCN
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
e-Recruiter
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago