The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 63 100 140
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +40
Permanent jobs citing SEO 158 81 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.84% 2.10% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.67% 2.72% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 90 60 40
Average salary £30,000 £28,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
SEO
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3381 2982 3038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.12% 77.29% 80.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2717 2562 2654
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SEO
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

SEO Salary Trend in Manchester

SEO
Salary Histogram in Manchester

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

SEO Salary Histogram in Manchester

SEO
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Manchester 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
Salford - 10 £30,000 -
Stockport - 8 £25,000 -
Altrincham -2 3 £21,000 -12.50%
Bolton -6 2 - - 1
Bury -8 2 £25,000 +25.00% 4
Rochdale - 2 £45,000 -
SEO
North West

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

1 167 (63.98%) Marketing
2 127 (48.66%) HTML
3 116 (44.44%) CSS
4 111 (42.53%) Pay per click
5 109 (41.76%) JavaScript
6 100 (38.31%) Analytics
7 98 (37.55%) Google
8 83 (31.80%) E-Commerce
9 77 (29.50%) Social Media
10 76 (29.12%) CMS
11 67 (25.67%) PHP
11 67 (25.67%) Google Analytics
12 64 (24.52%) jQuery
13 63 (24.14%) Digital Marketing
14 60 (22.99%) Online Marketing
15 47 (18.01%) Retail
16 46 (17.62%) WordPress
17 40 (15.33%) Magento
18 39 (14.94%) Web Development
19 38 (14.56%) Web Design
19 38 (14.56%) SQL
20 37 (14.18%) Web Analytics
21 35 (13.41%) Degree
22 34 (13.03%) SQL Server
23 31 (11.88%) .NET
23 31 (11.88%) MVC
24 30 (11.49%) Finance
25 29 (11.11%) Photoshop
26 28 (10.73%) MySQL
27 27 (10.34%) Content Management

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 76 (29.12%) CMS
2 46 (17.62%) WordPress
3 20 (7.66%) Umbraco
4 19 (7.28%) IIS
5 13 (4.98%) SharePoint
5 13 (4.98%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (3.45%) Drupal
7 5 (1.92%) Apache
7 5 (1.92%) Sitefinity
8 3 (1.15%) Node.js
9 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (11.11%) Photoshop
2 19 (7.28%) MS Excel
3 15 (5.75%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (4.60%) MS Office
5 11 (4.21%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 67 (25.67%) Google Analytics
2 40 (15.33%) Magento
3 6 (2.30%) WebTrends
4 5 (1.92%) Sage 200
4 5 (1.92%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.83%) Intranet
2 7 (2.68%) Internet
3 6 (2.30%) HTTP
4 3 (1.15%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.03%) SQL Server
2 28 (10.73%) MySQL
3 13 (4.98%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.21%) DB2
4 11 (4.21%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.21%) Visual Studio
3 10 (3.83%) Subversion
4 6 (2.30%) Mercurial
5 5 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.15%) Ant
6 3 (1.15%) Selenium
6 3 (1.15%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.15%) Grunt
6 3 (1.15%) Sublime Text
7 2 (0.77%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.38%) FrontPage
General
1 167 (63.98%) Marketing
2 47 (18.01%) Retail
3 30 (11.49%) Finance
4 26 (9.96%) Advertising
5 10 (3.83%) Banking
6 3 (1.15%) Games
7 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 100 (38.31%) Developer
2 42 (16.09%) PHP Developer
3 31 (11.88%) Web Developer
4 27 (10.34%) Analyst
4 27 (10.34%) Front-End Developer
5 20 (7.66%) SEO Executive
5 20 (7.66%) E-Commerce Manager
6 16 (6.13%) .NET Developer
6 16 (6.13%) PPC Specialist
6 16 (6.13%) PPC Manager
6 16 (6.13%) PPC Analyst
6 16 (6.13%) PPC Executive
6 16 (6.13%) WordPress Developer
7 14 (5.36%) Junior
8 12 (4.60%) Senior Developer
8 12 (4.60%) .NET Web Developer
9 11 (4.21%) HTML Developer
9 11 (4.21%) Junior Developer
9 11 (4.21%) Junior Web Developer
9 11 (4.21%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (48.66%) HTML
2 116 (44.44%) CSS
3 64 (24.52%) jQuery
4 31 (11.88%) .NET
5 26 (9.96%) HTML5
6 24 (9.20%) ASP.NET
7 23 (8.81%) XHTML
8 19 (7.28%) Web Services
9 16 (6.13%) Sass
9 16 (6.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 15 (5.75%) CSS3
10 15 (5.75%) LINQ
11 9 (3.45%) PhoneGap
11 9 (3.45%) Corona SDK
12 7 (2.68%) .NET Framework
13 6 (2.30%) XML
13 6 (2.30%) Flash
13 6 (2.30%) SOAP
13 6 (2.30%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 5 (1.92%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (29.50%) Social Media
2 16 (6.13%) Digital Media
3 10 (3.83%) Online Banking
4 9 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.07%) New Media
5 8 (3.07%) Copywriting
6 7 (2.68%) FMCG
7 6 (2.30%) Blog
7 6 (2.30%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.53%) W3C
9 3 (1.15%) Economics
9 3 (1.15%) Statistics
9 3 (1.15%) Physics
9 3 (1.15%) iPhone
9 3 (1.15%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.15%) Open Source
9 3 (1.15%) iPad
10 2 (0.77%) Social Network
11 1 (0.38%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.07%) Windows
2 6 (2.30%) Linux
3 3 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (1.15%) Android
3 3 (1.15%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (42.53%) Pay per click
2 100 (38.31%) Analytics
3 83 (31.80%) E-Commerce
4 63 (24.14%) Digital Marketing
5 60 (22.99%) Online Marketing
6 39 (14.94%) Web Development
7 38 (14.56%) Web Design
8 37 (14.18%) Web Analytics
9 31 (11.88%) MVC
10 27 (10.34%) Content Management
11 25 (9.58%) Project Management
12 24 (9.20%) Email Marketing
13 21 (8.05%) Customer Engagement
14 18 (6.90%) Enterprise Content Management
14 18 (6.90%) Strategic Planning
15 13 (4.98%) B2C
15 13 (4.98%) OO
16 12 (4.60%) Direct Marketing
17 11 (4.21%) Time Management
17 11 (4.21%) Data-Driven Marketing
Programming Languages
1 109 (41.76%) JavaScript
2 67 (25.67%) PHP
3 38 (14.56%) SQL
4 25 (9.58%) C#
5 7 (2.68%) Java
5 7 (2.68%) Ruby
6 6 (2.30%) PHP5
7 5 (1.92%) PHP4
7 5 (1.92%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.38%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (13.41%) Degree
Vendors
1 98 (37.55%) Google
2 21 (8.05%) Facebook
3 14 (5.36%) Coremetrics
4 13 (4.98%) Sitecore
4 13 (4.98%) Twitter
5 12 (4.60%) Microsoft
6 9 (3.45%) Adobe
7 8 (3.07%) Yahoo!
8 7 (2.68%) Zend
9 5 (1.92%) Sage
10 3 (1.15%) Apple
10 3 (1.15%) ClickTale
11 2 (0.77%) comScore
12 1 (0.38%) JD Edwards
12 1 (0.38%) Omniture
12 1 (0.38%) Oracle
12 1 (0.38%) SAP
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Posted: Yesterday
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