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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 114 92 86
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -6
Permanent jobs citing SEO 58 104 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.77% 2.73% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 3.28% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 41 63 114
Average salary £28,500 £26,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.54% -11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £17,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
2753 3171 3320
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 83.83% 83.10% 80.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2263 2592 2877
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 £57,500 £50,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 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
Bolton +13 7 £45,000 -
Bury +3 4 £33,750 +29.80% 3
Stockport +5 3 £20,000 -15.78%
Rochdale - 1 £28,500 -
SEO
North West

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 73 (60.83%) HTML
2 68 (56.67%) Marketing
3 61 (50.83%) CSS
4 44 (36.67%) JavaScript
5 41 (34.17%) Google
6 39 (32.50%) Digital Marketing
7 38 (31.67%) Pay per click
8 36 (30.00%) Analytics
9 32 (26.67%) E-Commerce
10 31 (25.83%) jQuery
11 25 (20.83%) Google Analytics
11 25 (20.83%) User Experience
12 24 (20.00%) Web Development
13 23 (19.17%) PHP
13 23 (19.17%) Social Media
14 19 (15.83%) HTML5
14 19 (15.83%) MySQL
14 19 (15.83%) Finance
15 18 (15.00%) .NET
15 18 (15.00%) C#
15 18 (15.00%) Degree
15 18 (15.00%) Online Marketing
15 18 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (14.17%) WordPress
16 17 (14.17%) MVC
17 16 (13.33%) CMS
18 15 (12.50%) Linux
18 15 (12.50%) CSS3
19 13 (10.83%) Git (software)
19 13 (10.83%) ASP.NET

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (14.17%) WordPress
2 16 (13.33%) CMS
3 10 (8.33%) Apache
4 4 (3.33%) Joomla!
4 4 (3.33%) IIS
4 4 (3.33%) Drupal
5 2 (1.67%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.83%) Kentico
6 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (8.33%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.33%) Adobe After Effects
3 4 (3.33%) InDesign
4 3 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (2.50%) MS Office
4 3 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (8.33%) Magento
2 2 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.83%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.83%) Google Analytics
2 4 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.00%) Internet
2 2 (1.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.83%) MySQL
2 12 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (10.83%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.17%) Mercurial
2 5 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (4.17%) Subversion
3 4 (3.33%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.83%) Axure RP
General
1 68 (56.67%) Marketing
2 19 (15.83%) Finance
3 9 (7.50%) Retail
4 5 (4.17%) Legal
5 4 (3.33%) Advertising
6 3 (2.50%) Law
7 2 (1.67%) Games
8 1 (0.83%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.83%) French Language
8 1 (0.83%) German Language
Job Titles
1 44 (36.67%) Developer
2 18 (15.00%) PHP Developer
3 10 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
4 9 (7.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 9 (7.50%) PPC Manager
4 9 (7.50%) PPC Analyst
4 9 (7.50%) PPC Executive
4 9 (7.50%) Senior Developer
4 9 (7.50%) Senior PHP Developer
4 9 (7.50%) PPC Specialist
5 8 (6.67%) SEO Executive
5 8 (6.67%) ASP.NET Developer
5 8 (6.67%) Marketing Manager
5 8 (6.67%) .NET Developer
5 8 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 8 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (6.67%) Marketing Executive
5 8 (6.67%) Designer
5 8 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (5.83%) Digital Marketing Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (60.83%) HTML
2 61 (50.83%) CSS
3 31 (25.83%) jQuery
4 19 (15.83%) HTML5
5 18 (15.00%) .NET
6 15 (12.50%) CSS3
7 13 (10.83%) ASP.NET
8 11 (9.17%) Entity Framework
8 11 (9.17%) .NET Framework
9 9 (7.50%) XML
10 6 (5.00%) LAMP
11 4 (3.33%) Symfony
11 4 (3.33%) JSON
11 4 (3.33%) XHTML
11 4 (3.33%) COM
11 4 (3.33%) SOAP
11 4 (3.33%) Web Services
11 4 (3.33%) CakePHP
11 4 (3.33%) Apache Cordova
12 2 (1.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.83%) User Experience
2 23 (19.17%) Social Media
3 18 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.00%) W3C
4 6 (5.00%) Algorithms
4 6 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.17%) Graphic Design
5 5 (4.17%) Blog
6 3 (2.50%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.67%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.83%) New Media
8 1 (0.83%) Animation
8 1 (0.83%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.50%) Linux
2 4 (3.33%) UNIX
2 4 (3.33%) Windows
2 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (32.50%) Digital Marketing
2 38 (31.67%) Pay per click
3 36 (30.00%) Analytics
4 32 (26.67%) E-Commerce
5 24 (20.00%) Web Development
6 18 (15.00%) Online Marketing
7 17 (14.17%) MVC
8 13 (10.83%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (10.83%) TDD
9 12 (10.00%) B2B
9 12 (10.00%) Email Marketing
10 10 (8.33%) Web Design
11 9 (7.50%) Project Management
12 8 (6.67%) B2C
13 7 (5.83%) Unit Testing
13 7 (5.83%) Responsive Web Design
13 7 (5.83%) Content Management
14 6 (5.00%) Business Development
14 6 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 44 (36.67%) JavaScript
2 23 (19.17%) PHP
3 18 (15.00%) C#
4 8 (6.67%) Java
5 7 (5.83%) SQL
5 7 (5.83%) VB.NET
6 4 (3.33%) Objective-C
6 4 (3.33%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (15.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (34.17%) Google
2 9 (7.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.67%) Facebook
3 8 (6.67%) Twitter
4 7 (5.83%) Adobe
5 6 (5.00%) Yahoo!
6 1 (0.83%) ClickTale
6 1 (0.83%) hybris
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle
6 1 (0.83%) Zend
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £39000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Little Black Book Agency
Posted: 12 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Parker Sandford Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £22,000 per annum Dependant on experience
Posted: 13 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
BABCP
Salary: From £18,982 to £18,982 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reading Room Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago