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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 101 63 87
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +24
Permanent jobs citing SEO 73 138 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 2.16% 3.50% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% 4.23% 3.41%
Number of salaries quoted 58 75 112
Average salary £30,000 £26,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -16.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £18,100 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £40,000 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
2904 3265 3489
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 86.07% 82.89% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2407 2627 3032
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 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
Bury +10 8 £34,750 +33.65% 2
Bolton +4 6 £38,250 -15.00% 1
Oldham - 3 £21,000 -
Rochdale - 3 £45,000 -
Stockport +8 2 £27,500 +22.22%
SEO
North West

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 68 (59.65%) HTML
2 64 (56.14%) Marketing
3 52 (45.61%) CSS
4 47 (41.23%) Analytics
5 45 (39.47%) Google
6 44 (38.60%) Digital Marketing
7 43 (37.72%) JavaScript
8 42 (36.84%) Pay per click
9 34 (29.82%) Google Analytics
9 34 (29.82%) Social Media
10 28 (24.56%) jQuery
11 27 (23.68%) E-Commerce
11 27 (23.68%) Web Development
12 19 (16.67%) PHP
12 19 (16.67%) WordPress
12 19 (16.67%) Online Marketing
12 19 (16.67%) User Experience
13 17 (14.91%) MySQL
13 17 (14.91%) MVC
13 17 (14.91%) Finance
14 16 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (13.16%) Email Marketing
15 15 (13.16%) Degree
16 14 (12.28%) .NET
16 14 (12.28%) C#
17 13 (11.40%) CMS
17 13 (11.40%) TDD
18 12 (10.53%) SQL Server
19 11 (9.65%) .NET Framework
19 11 (9.65%) Entity Framework

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 19 (16.67%) WordPress
2 13 (11.40%) CMS
3 5 (4.39%) Apache
4 4 (3.51%) Joomla!
4 4 (3.51%) Drupal
5 3 (2.63%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.63%) Kentico
6 2 (1.75%) Umbraco
Applications
1 10 (8.77%) Photoshop
2 4 (3.51%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (3.51%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (2.63%) InDesign
3 3 (2.63%) Adobe After Effects
3 3 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.63%) MS Office
4 2 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.39%) Magento
2 2 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.88%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 34 (29.82%) Google Analytics
2 5 (4.39%) GitHub
3 3 (2.63%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.02%) Intranet
2 4 (3.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.91%) MySQL
2 12 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Dreamweaver
1 4 (3.51%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.63%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.88%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.88%) Subversion
General
1 64 (56.14%) Marketing
2 17 (14.91%) Finance
3 9 (7.89%) Retail
4 8 (7.02%) Advertising
5 5 (4.39%) Legal
6 3 (2.63%) Law
7 2 (1.75%) Games
8 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (30.70%) Developer
2 15 (13.16%) PHP Developer
3 13 (11.40%) Marketing Executive
4 12 (10.53%) Digital Marketing Executive
5 10 (8.77%) Marketing Manager
6 9 (7.89%) PPC Specialist
6 9 (7.89%) PPC Manager
6 9 (7.89%) PPC Analyst
6 9 (7.89%) PPC Executive
6 9 (7.89%) Front-End Developer
7 8 (7.02%) Account Manager
7 8 (7.02%) Development Manager
8 7 (6.14%) SEO Executive
9 6 (5.26%) SEO Account Manager
9 6 (5.26%) Web Developer
10 5 (4.39%) Web Designer
10 5 (4.39%) Designer
11 4 (3.51%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (3.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (3.51%) Technical Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (59.65%) HTML
2 52 (45.61%) CSS
3 28 (24.56%) jQuery
4 14 (12.28%) .NET
5 11 (9.65%) .NET Framework
5 11 (9.65%) Entity Framework
6 9 (7.89%) ASP.NET
6 9 (7.89%) XML
7 7 (6.14%) HTML5
8 6 (5.26%) XHTML
9 5 (4.39%) CSS3
10 4 (3.51%) JSON
10 4 (3.51%) WCF
10 4 (3.51%) Symfony
10 4 (3.51%) SOAP
10 4 (3.51%) CakePHP
11 3 (2.63%) Ajax
12 2 (1.75%) DHTML
12 2 (1.75%) LAMP
13 1 (0.88%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (29.82%) Social Media
2 19 (16.67%) User Experience
3 16 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (8.77%) Graphic Design
5 8 (7.02%) W3C
5 8 (7.02%) Blog
6 4 (3.51%) Copywriting
7 3 (2.63%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.75%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.75%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.75%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.88%) Animation
9 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.88%) New Media
9 1 (0.88%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.02%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (41.23%) Analytics
2 44 (38.60%) Digital Marketing
3 42 (36.84%) Pay per click
4 27 (23.68%) Web Development
4 27 (23.68%) E-Commerce
5 19 (16.67%) Online Marketing
6 17 (14.91%) MVC
7 15 (13.16%) Email Marketing
8 13 (11.40%) TDD
9 9 (7.89%) Web Design
9 9 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (7.02%) Content Management
10 8 (7.02%) B2B
10 8 (7.02%) Project Management
11 7 (6.14%) B2C
11 7 (6.14%) Unit Testing
11 7 (6.14%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (6.14%) Marketing Strategy
12 6 (5.26%) OO
13 5 (4.39%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 43 (37.72%) JavaScript
2 19 (16.67%) PHP
3 14 (12.28%) C#
4 7 (6.14%) VB.NET
5 5 (4.39%) SQL
6 4 (3.51%) Objective-C
6 4 (3.51%) Java
7 2 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (13.16%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 45 (39.47%) Google
2 11 (9.65%) Facebook
3 9 (7.89%) Twitter
3 9 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 5 (4.39%) Adobe
4 5 (4.39%) Yahoo!
5 3 (2.63%) Oracle
5 3 (2.63%) hybris
6 1 (0.88%) Zend
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