The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 121 150 98
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -52
Permanent jobs citing SEO 40 32 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.25% 0.88% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.01% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 42
Average salary £23,500 £30,000 £29,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.66% +1.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £23,500 £21,200
10% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,750 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-5.51% +5.83%
SEO
West Yorkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2801 3180 2196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 87.23% 87.08% 83.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2196 2567 1756
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

SEO
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

SEO Salary Trend in Leeds

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 39 (58.21%) Social Media
2 35 (52.24%) Google
3 31 (46.27%) Marketing
4 30 (44.78%) Pay per click
5 26 (38.81%) Project Management
6 22 (32.84%) Digital Marketing
7 20 (29.85%) E-Commerce
8 19 (28.36%) HTML
9 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
10 16 (23.88%) CSS
11 14 (20.90%) jQuery
11 14 (20.90%) Analytics
12 12 (17.91%) HTML5
13 11 (16.42%) CSS3
13 11 (16.42%) CMS
14 10 (14.93%) PHP
15 9 (13.43%) Umbraco
16 8 (11.94%) MySQL
16 8 (11.94%) Google Analytics
17 7 (10.45%) Time Management
17 7 (10.45%) Magento
17 7 (10.45%) Web Design
17 7 (10.45%) Advertising
18 6 (8.96%) Online Marketing
19 5 (7.46%) MailChimp
19 5 (7.46%) User Experience
19 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
19 5 (7.46%) Facebook
19 5 (7.46%) Drupal
19 5 (7.46%) MS Excel

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 11 (16.42%) CMS
2 9 (13.43%) Umbraco
3 5 (7.46%) Drupal
4 4 (5.97%) WordPress
5 2 (2.99%) DNN
6 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
1 5 (7.46%) MS Office
2 2 (2.99%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.94%) Google Analytics
2 5 (7.46%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) Internet
2 2 (2.99%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) MySQL
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.99%) Subversion
3 1 (1.49%) Grunt
General
1 31 (46.27%) Marketing
2 7 (10.45%) Advertising
3 4 (5.97%) Electronics
3 4 (5.97%) Finance
3 4 (5.97%) French Language
3 4 (5.97%) German Language
3 4 (5.97%) Italian Language
3 4 (5.97%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.99%) Retail
4 2 (2.99%) Games
5 1 (1.49%) Automotive
5 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (25.37%) SEO Executive
2 14 (20.90%) Developer
3 10 (14.93%) PPC Manager
3 10 (14.93%) PPC Analyst
3 10 (14.93%) PPC Executive
3 10 (14.93%) PPC Specialist
4 9 (13.43%) SEO Consultant
4 9 (13.43%) Consultant
5 6 (8.96%) Web Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Front-End Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.97%) PHP Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Digital Project Manager
7 4 (5.97%) Copywriter
8 3 (4.48%) SEO Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Account Manager
9 2 (2.99%) Junior
9 2 (2.99%) Junior Developer
9 2 (2.99%) PHP Web Developer
9 2 (2.99%) PHP Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.36%) HTML
2 16 (23.88%) CSS
3 14 (20.90%) jQuery
4 12 (17.91%) HTML5
5 11 (16.42%) CSS3
6 5 (7.46%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (7.46%) .NET
7 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.99%) JSON
8 2 (2.99%) Zend Framework
8 2 (2.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (2.99%) PhoneGap
9 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.49%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 39 (58.21%) Social Media
2 5 (7.46%) User Experience
2 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) Copywriting
4 3 (4.48%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.99%) W3C
5 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.49%) New Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.78%) Pay per click
2 26 (38.81%) Project Management
3 22 (32.84%) Digital Marketing
4 20 (29.85%) E-Commerce
5 14 (20.90%) Analytics
6 7 (10.45%) Time Management
6 7 (10.45%) Web Design
7 6 (8.96%) Online Marketing
8 5 (7.46%) Competitor Analysis
9 4 (5.97%) Open Source
9 4 (5.97%) Web Marketing
10 3 (4.48%) Project Planning
10 3 (4.48%) Web Development
10 3 (4.48%) Business Development
10 3 (4.48%) Market Research
10 3 (4.48%) Content Management
10 3 (4.48%) Web Analytics
11 2 (2.99%) OOP
11 2 (2.99%) Internet Marketing
11 2 (2.99%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
2 10 (14.93%) PHP
3 5 (7.46%) Ruby
4 2 (2.99%) SQL
4 2 (2.99%) PHP5
5 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (1.49%) Degree
1 1 (1.49%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) WCAG
1 2 (2.99%) WAI
Vendors
1 35 (52.24%) Google
2 5 (7.46%) Facebook
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.97%) Yahoo!
4 3 (4.48%) Twitter
5 2 (2.99%) Adobe
5 2 (2.99%) OpenText
5 2 (2.99%) RedDot
5 2 (2.99%) EPiServer
5 2 (2.99%) Zend
6 1 (1.49%) Omniture
6 1 (1.49%) Cognizant
6 1 (1.49%) Remedy
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Posted: Yesterday
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