The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 57 92 133
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +41
Permanent jobs citing SEO 158 98 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.92% 2.40% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.83% 3.05% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 87 86 46
Average salary £26,500 £28,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.01% +3.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3269 3208 3001
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.10% 78.53% 79.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2636 2747 2623
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
SEO
North West

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 - 8 £30,000 -
Bolton -5 5 £45,000 +104.54% 1
Stockport - 4 £21,250 -
Altrincham -1 3 £21,000 -2.32%
Bury -8 3 £25,500 +27.50% 1
SEO
North West

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 169 (66.02%) Marketing
2 128 (50.00%) HTML
3 113 (44.14%) JavaScript
4 112 (43.75%) Pay per click
5 110 (42.97%) CSS
6 98 (38.28%) Analytics
7 93 (36.33%) Social Media
8 89 (34.77%) Google
9 69 (26.95%) CMS
10 68 (26.56%) jQuery
11 67 (26.17%) PHP
12 60 (23.44%) E-Commerce
12 60 (23.44%) Online Marketing
13 59 (23.05%) Digital Marketing
14 57 (22.27%) Google Analytics
15 43 (16.80%) Retail
16 42 (16.41%) Web Design
17 41 (16.02%) Magento
18 40 (15.63%) WordPress
18 40 (15.63%) Web Development
19 31 (12.11%) SQL
19 31 (12.11%) SQL Server
20 29 (11.33%) .NET
20 29 (11.33%) MVC
21 28 (10.94%) Finance
22 27 (10.55%) Advertising
23 26 (10.16%) Web Analytics
23 26 (10.16%) Project Management
23 26 (10.16%) MySQL
24 25 (9.77%) Email Marketing

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 69 (26.95%) CMS
2 40 (15.63%) WordPress
3 16 (6.25%) IIS
3 16 (6.25%) Umbraco
4 12 (4.69%) Drupal
5 9 (3.52%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (3.52%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.95%) Apache
7 3 (1.17%) Node.js
8 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.39%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 24 (9.38%) Photoshop
2 13 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.08%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.95%) MS Office
4 2 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 57 (22.27%) Google Analytics
2 41 (16.02%) Magento
3 5 (1.95%) Sage 200
3 5 (1.95%) SiteCatalyst
4 3 (1.17%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.91%) Internet
2 6 (2.34%) HTTP
3 3 (1.17%) DNS
3 3 (1.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.11%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.16%) MySQL
3 4 (1.56%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.78%) DB2
4 2 (0.78%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.39%) Big Data
5 1 (0.39%) HBase
5 1 (0.39%) Redis
5 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (3.52%) Git (software)
1 9 (3.52%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.34%) Subversion
2 6 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.56%) PhoneGap
4 3 (1.17%) Sublime Text
4 3 (1.17%) Grunt
4 3 (1.17%) Selenium
4 3 (1.17%) Ant
5 2 (0.78%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.78%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.39%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.39%) FrontPage
General
1 169 (66.02%) Marketing
2 43 (16.80%) Retail
3 28 (10.94%) Finance
4 27 (10.55%) Advertising
5 10 (3.91%) Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.78%) Games
6 2 (0.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 99 (38.67%) Developer
2 36 (14.06%) PHP Developer
3 31 (12.11%) Web Developer
4 29 (11.33%) Front-End Developer
5 19 (7.42%) Analyst
5 19 (7.42%) SEO Executive
6 17 (6.64%) E-Commerce Manager
7 16 (6.25%) PPC Executive
7 16 (6.25%) PPC Manager
7 16 (6.25%) PPC Analyst
7 16 (6.25%) PPC Specialist
8 12 (4.69%) .NET Developer
9 11 (4.30%) Designer
9 11 (4.30%) Marketing Manager
9 11 (4.30%) Senior Developer
9 11 (4.30%) Junior
9 11 (4.30%) Consultant
9 11 (4.30%) WordPress Developer
10 10 (3.91%) HTML Developer
10 10 (3.91%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (50.00%) HTML
2 110 (42.97%) CSS
3 68 (26.56%) jQuery
4 29 (11.33%) .NET
5 21 (8.20%) ASP.NET
6 20 (7.81%) HTML5
6 20 (7.81%) XHTML
7 17 (6.64%) LINQ
7 17 (6.64%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 15 (5.86%) Web Services
9 11 (4.30%) CSS3
10 10 (3.91%) Sass
11 8 (3.13%) .NET Framework
12 7 (2.73%) XML
13 6 (2.34%) SOAP
13 6 (2.34%) Flash
13 6 (2.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 5 (1.95%) Semantic HTML
14 5 (1.95%) JSON
14 5 (1.95%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 93 (36.33%) Social Media
2 20 (7.81%) Digital Media
3 11 (4.30%) Mobile App
4 10 (3.91%) Copywriting
4 10 (3.91%) Online Banking
5 9 (3.52%) Open Source
6 7 (2.73%) Blog
6 7 (2.73%) FMCG
7 6 (2.34%) New Media
8 5 (1.95%) W3C
9 3 (1.17%) iPhone
9 3 (1.17%) iPad
10 2 (0.78%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.78%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.78%) Social Network
11 1 (0.39%) Podcast
11 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.39%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.39%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.73%) Linux
2 4 (1.56%) Windows
3 3 (1.17%) Android
3 3 (1.17%) Mac OS
3 3 (1.17%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (43.75%) Pay per click
2 98 (38.28%) Analytics
3 60 (23.44%) E-Commerce
3 60 (23.44%) Online Marketing
4 59 (23.05%) Digital Marketing
5 42 (16.41%) Web Design
6 40 (15.63%) Web Development
7 29 (11.33%) MVC
8 26 (10.16%) Web Analytics
8 26 (10.16%) Project Management
9 25 (9.77%) Email Marketing
10 22 (8.59%) Content Management
11 20 (7.81%) Customer Engagement
12 17 (6.64%) B2B
13 16 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
13 16 (6.25%) Enterprise Content Management
14 15 (5.86%) OO
15 11 (4.30%) Time Management
15 11 (4.30%) B2C
15 11 (4.30%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 113 (44.14%) JavaScript
2 67 (26.17%) PHP
3 31 (12.11%) SQL
4 20 (7.81%) C#
5 6 (2.34%) PHP5
6 5 (1.95%) PHP4
6 5 (1.95%) Ruby
6 5 (1.95%) Objective-C
7 4 (1.56%) Java
8 1 (0.39%) C
8 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.39%) VB
8 1 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (8.20%) Degree
Vendors
1 89 (34.77%) Google
2 24 (9.38%) Facebook
3 17 (6.64%) Twitter
4 11 (4.30%) Microsoft
5 9 (3.52%) Sitecore
6 8 (3.13%) Yahoo!
7 7 (2.73%) Zend
8 5 (1.95%) Coremetrics
8 5 (1.95%) Adobe
8 5 (1.95%) Sage
9 3 (1.17%) Apple
10 2 (0.78%) comScore
11 1 (0.39%) ClickTale
11 1 (0.39%) Ektron
11 1 (0.39%) Omniture
11 1 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.39%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle
11 1 (0.39%) SAP
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