The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 332 235 220
Rank change year-on-year
-97 -15
Permanent jobs citing SEO 362 624 604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.81% 1.27% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.52% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 273 395 493
Average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £69,700
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
SEO
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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37839 41077 37393
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 84.83% 83.76% 83.07%
Number of salaries quoted 31560 33766 31245
Average salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in London

SEO
Salary Trend in London

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

SEO Salary Trend in London

SEO
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SEO across the London region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

SEO Salary Histogram in London

SEO
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the London region over the 3 months to 4 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
City of London -43 93 £35,000 -17.64% 13
Twickenham - 6 £30,000 -
Westminster +7 5 £20,500 -39.70%
Croydon +7 3 £27,300 -35.76%
Hammersmith - 3 £37,500 -
Beckenham - 2 £37,000 -
Paddington - 2 £40,000 -
Uxbridge - 2 £32,500 -
Enfield -4 1 £29,000 -31.76%
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the London 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.

1 489 (59.63%) Marketing
2 416 (50.73%) HTML
3 354 (43.17%) CSS
4 321 (39.15%) Analytics
5 316 (38.54%) Social Media
6 275 (33.54%) JavaScript
7 232 (28.29%) Google
8 221 (26.95%) Pay per click
9 192 (23.41%) jQuery
10 183 (22.32%) Digital Marketing
11 175 (21.34%) CMS
12 174 (21.22%) Google Analytics
13 171 (20.85%) E-Commerce
13 171 (20.85%) Analytical Skills
14 170 (20.73%) PHP
15 164 (20.00%) HTML5
16 153 (18.66%) CSS3
17 148 (18.05%) Advertising
18 123 (15.00%) Degree
19 112 (13.66%) Online Marketing
20 108 (13.17%) Web Development
21 107 (13.05%) Finance
21 107 (13.05%) User Experience
22 106 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
23 104 (12.68%) Photoshop
24 100 (12.20%) Retail
25 96 (11.71%) Content Management
25 96 (11.71%) Git (software)
26 93 (11.34%) Ajax
27 92 (11.22%) .NET

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the London 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
1 175 (21.34%) CMS
2 68 (8.29%) WordPress
3 35 (4.27%) Node.js
4 29 (3.54%) Drupal
5 20 (2.44%) Umbraco
6 18 (2.20%) Sitecore CMS
7 14 (1.71%) Tomcat
8 13 (1.59%) IIS
9 12 (1.46%) Apache
9 12 (1.46%) nginx
10 11 (1.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 9 (1.10%) Immediacy CMS
11 9 (1.10%) OpenCms
11 9 (1.10%) Sitefinity
12 8 (0.98%) Kentico
12 8 (0.98%) CoreMedia CMS
12 8 (0.98%) DNN
13 5 (0.61%) Confluence
14 4 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.49%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 104 (12.68%) Photoshop
2 50 (6.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 34 (4.15%) MS Excel
4 32 (3.90%) MS Office
5 24 (2.93%) InDesign
6 23 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
7 22 (2.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 13 (1.59%) Fireworks
9 7 (0.85%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.49%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 38 (4.63%) Magento
2 25 (3.05%) WebTrends
3 3 (0.37%) Bond Adapt
4 2 (0.24%) Radian6
4 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.12%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 174 (21.22%) Google Analytics
2 24 (2.93%) Adobe Analytics
3 10 (1.22%) SaaS
4 8 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.73%) PaaS
6 5 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.49%) GitHub
7 4 (0.49%) Basecamp
7 4 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.49%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.37%) Silverpop
9 2 (0.24%) IaaS
9 2 (0.24%) MailChimp
10 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.12%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.68%) Internet
2 8 (0.98%) Symposium
3 5 (0.61%) FTP
4 4 (0.49%) Skype
4 4 (0.49%) Intranet
5 2 (0.24%) Wireless
6 1 (0.12%) Broadband
6 1 (0.12%) SMS
6 1 (0.12%) HTTP
6 1 (0.12%) DNS
6 1 (0.12%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.12%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (10.12%) MySQL
2 34 (4.15%) SQL Server
3 13 (1.59%) Hadoop
4 9 (1.10%) Redis
4 9 (1.10%) OLAP
5 6 (0.73%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.12%) DTS
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.12%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 96 (11.71%) Git (software)
2 54 (6.59%) Subversion
3 31 (3.78%) Dreamweaver
4 19 (2.32%) Visual Studio
5 17 (2.07%) JIRA
6 16 (1.95%) Bitbucket
6 16 (1.95%) Grunt
7 13 (1.59%) Maven
8 11 (1.34%) Karma Test Runner
9 10 (1.22%) Jasmine
10 7 (0.85%) Mercurial
11 5 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.61%) Sinon.JS
12 4 (0.49%) QUnit
12 4 (0.49%) Jenkins
13 3 (0.37%) Selenium
13 3 (0.37%) WebDriver
13 3 (0.37%) Mocha
13 3 (0.37%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.37%) Yeoman
General
1 489 (59.63%) Marketing
2 148 (18.05%) Advertising
3 107 (13.05%) Finance
4 100 (12.20%) Retail
5 37 (4.51%) Publishing
6 19 (2.32%) German Language
7 10 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.22%) Legal
8 9 (1.10%) French Language
8 9 (1.10%) Multimedia
9 7 (0.85%) Banking
10 6 (0.73%) Automotive
10 6 (0.73%) Law
10 6 (0.73%) Swedish Language
11 4 (0.49%) Games
12 3 (0.37%) Billing
13 2 (0.24%) iGaming
13 2 (0.24%) Electronics
13 2 (0.24%) Russian Language
13 2 (0.24%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 224 (27.32%) Developer
2 86 (10.49%) Front-End Developer
3 74 (9.02%) Web Developer
4 66 (8.05%) SEO Manager
5 56 (6.83%) Marketing Manager
6 42 (5.12%) Analyst
7 40 (4.88%) .NET Developer
8 35 (4.27%) Senior Developer
9 34 (4.15%) Marketing Executive
10 31 (3.78%) Account Manager
11 27 (3.29%) SEO Executive
12 25 (3.05%) Consultant
13 24 (2.93%) SEO Account Manager
14 23 (2.80%) PPC Manager
14 23 (2.80%) PPC Analyst
14 23 (2.80%) Front-End Web Developer
14 23 (2.80%) PPC Specialist
14 23 (2.80%) Digital Marketing Manager
14 23 (2.80%) PPC Executive
15 21 (2.56%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 416 (50.73%) HTML
2 354 (43.17%) CSS
3 192 (23.41%) jQuery
4 164 (20.00%) HTML5
5 153 (18.66%) CSS3
6 93 (11.34%) Ajax
7 92 (11.22%) .NET
8 61 (7.44%) AngularJS
9 60 (7.32%) Sass
10 53 (6.46%) Backbone.js
11 51 (6.22%) ASP.NET
12 47 (5.73%) Django
13 46 (5.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 45 (5.49%) XHTML
15 34 (4.15%) XML
16 29 (3.54%) Web Services
17 26 (3.17%) Ruby on Rails
18 25 (3.05%) Ember.js
19 24 (2.93%) LESS
20 22 (2.68%) OOCSS
Miscellaneous
1 316 (38.54%) Social Media
2 171 (20.85%) Analytical Skills
3 107 (13.05%) User Experience
4 43 (5.24%) Open Source
5 37 (4.51%) Blog
6 34 (4.15%) W3C
7 33 (4.02%) Copywriting
8 30 (3.66%) Computer Science
8 30 (3.66%) Statistics
9 25 (3.05%) Digital Media
10 18 (2.20%) Algorithms
10 18 (2.20%) Mobile App
11 16 (1.95%) Graphic Design
11 16 (1.95%) Mathematics
12 14 (1.71%) iPhone
13 12 (1.46%) New Media
14 10 (1.22%) Management Information System
15 9 (1.10%) SWIFT
16 8 (0.98%) Animation
16 8 (0.98%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 63 (7.68%) Linux
2 18 (2.20%) Windows
3 16 (1.95%) UNIX
4 12 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (1.10%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.10%) Mac OS X
6 8 (0.98%) Android
7 7 (0.85%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.61%) CentOS
9 2 (0.24%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (39.15%) Analytics
2 221 (26.95%) Pay per click
3 183 (22.32%) Digital Marketing
4 171 (20.85%) E-Commerce
5 112 (13.66%) Online Marketing
6 108 (13.17%) Web Development
7 106 (12.93%) Agile Software Development
8 96 (11.71%) Content Management
9 90 (10.98%) Responsive Web Design
10 76 (9.27%) MVC
11 70 (8.54%) Web Analytics
12 64 (7.80%) TDD
13 55 (6.71%) Scrum
13 55 (6.71%) Project Management
14 48 (5.85%) Email Marketing
15 46 (5.61%) Web Design
15 46 (5.61%) B2B
16 45 (5.49%) Marketing Strategy
17 44 (5.37%) Unit Testing
18 42 (5.12%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 275 (33.54%) JavaScript
2 170 (20.73%) PHP
3 84 (10.24%) Java
4 58 (7.07%) SQL
5 54 (6.59%) C#
6 53 (6.46%) Python
7 36 (4.39%) Ruby
8 11 (1.34%) Clojure
9 9 (1.10%) C
10 6 (0.73%) Go
10 6 (0.73%) Perl
10 6 (0.73%) Scala
11 5 (0.61%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.61%) AWK
11 5 (0.61%) sed
12 4 (0.49%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.37%) PHP5
14 2 (0.24%) C++
15 1 (0.12%) VB
15 1 (0.12%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 123 (15.00%) Degree
2 8 (0.98%) ISEB
2 8 (0.98%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.12%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.12%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.54%) QA
2 16 (1.95%) WCAG
3 5 (0.61%) WAI
4 4 (0.49%) GCP
5 3 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.12%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (1.10%) Varnish
2 1 (0.12%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (1.71%) TeamSite
2 5 (0.61%) Puppet
3 3 (0.37%) cPanel
4 2 (0.24%) Plesk
4 2 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 232 (28.29%) Google
2 83 (10.12%) Adobe
3 61 (7.44%) Facebook
4 46 (5.61%) Microsoft
5 44 (5.37%) Twitter
6 41 (5.00%) Omniture
7 19 (2.32%) Sitecore
8 17 (2.07%) Salesforce.com
9 16 (1.95%) Coremetrics
9 16 (1.95%) Zend
9 16 (1.95%) Apigee
9 16 (1.95%) Mashery
10 14 (1.71%) Oracle
11 10 (1.22%) Interwoven
11 10 (1.22%) Apple
11 10 (1.22%) FatWire
11 10 (1.22%) hybris
12 8 (0.98%) Yahoo!
13 7 (0.85%) Ektron
13 7 (0.85%) MuleSoft
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Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits!
Posted: Yesterday
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