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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 71 104 123
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +19
Permanent jobs citing SEO 138 73 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 3.42% 1.93% 1.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.04% 2.46% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 83 51 51
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
3414 2967 3107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.69% 78.33% 81.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2770 2539 2717
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
Stockport +9 8 £25,000 -44.44%
Salford - 6 £24,500 -
Altrincham -3 3 £21,000 -12.50%
Bury - 3 £25,000 - 1
Rochdale - 2 £45,000 -
Bolton +2 1 - - 1
SEO
North West

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 165 (63.46%) Marketing
2 130 (50.00%) HTML
3 119 (45.77%) CSS
4 111 (42.69%) JavaScript
5 110 (42.31%) Pay per click
6 101 (38.85%) Google
7 100 (38.46%) Analytics
8 90 (34.62%) E-Commerce
9 82 (31.54%) CMS
10 78 (30.00%) Social Media
11 68 (26.15%) PHP
12 67 (25.77%) Google Analytics
13 65 (25.00%) jQuery
14 61 (23.46%) Digital Marketing
15 58 (22.31%) Online Marketing
16 49 (18.85%) WordPress
17 46 (17.69%) Retail
18 43 (16.54%) SQL
19 40 (15.38%) Magento
20 38 (14.62%) SQL Server
21 37 (14.23%) Web Analytics
22 35 (13.46%) Web Development
22 35 (13.46%) Degree
23 34 (13.08%) Web Design
24 32 (12.31%) Photoshop
24 32 (12.31%) MVC
25 30 (11.54%) .NET
25 30 (11.54%) C#
26 29 (11.15%) MySQL
26 29 (11.15%) Finance

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 82 (31.54%) CMS
2 49 (18.85%) WordPress
3 24 (9.23%) Umbraco
4 22 (8.46%) IIS
5 14 (5.38%) Sitecore CMS
5 14 (5.38%) SharePoint
6 9 (3.46%) Drupal
7 5 (1.92%) Apache
7 5 (1.92%) Sitefinity
8 2 (0.77%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.38%) Node.js
Applications
1 32 (12.31%) Photoshop
2 16 (6.15%) MS Excel
3 15 (5.77%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (4.23%) MS Office
4 11 (4.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.38%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 67 (25.77%) Google Analytics
2 40 (15.38%) Magento
3 6 (2.31%) 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 13 (5.00%) Intranet
2 6 (2.31%) Internet
3 4 (1.54%) HTTP
4 3 (1.15%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (14.62%) SQL Server
2 29 (11.15%) MySQL
3 13 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 11 (4.23%) DB2
4 11 (4.23%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 23 (8.85%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.62%) Subversion
3 10 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 6 (2.31%) Mercurial
5 5 (1.92%) Axure RP
5 5 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.15%) Sublime Text
7 2 (0.77%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.38%) FrontPage
8 1 (0.38%) Ant
8 1 (0.38%) Grunt
8 1 (0.38%) Selenium
General
1 165 (63.46%) Marketing
2 46 (17.69%) Retail
3 29 (11.15%) Finance
4 23 (8.85%) Advertising
5 10 (3.85%) Banking
6 3 (1.15%) Games
7 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 102 (39.23%) Developer
2 46 (17.69%) PHP Developer
3 29 (11.15%) Web Developer
4 26 (10.00%) Front-End Developer
5 25 (9.62%) Analyst
6 21 (8.08%) SEO Executive
7 20 (7.69%) E-Commerce Manager
8 19 (7.31%) WordPress Developer
9 17 (6.54%) PPC Specialist
9 17 (6.54%) PPC Executive
9 17 (6.54%) PPC Manager
9 17 (6.54%) PPC Analyst
10 16 (6.15%) .NET Developer
11 15 (5.77%) Senior Developer
12 12 (4.62%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 12 (4.62%) Junior
12 12 (4.62%) .NET Web Developer
12 12 (4.62%) HTML Developer
13 11 (4.23%) Consultant
13 11 (4.23%) Marketing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (50.00%) HTML
2 119 (45.77%) CSS
3 65 (25.00%) jQuery
4 30 (11.54%) .NET
5 27 (10.38%) ASP.NET
6 24 (9.23%) Web Services
7 23 (8.85%) XHTML
8 22 (8.46%) HTML5
9 19 (7.31%) LINQ
9 19 (7.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 15 (5.77%) CSS3
10 15 (5.77%) Sass
11 12 (4.62%) Corona SDK
11 12 (4.62%) PhoneGap
12 8 (3.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 8 (3.08%) .NET Framework
13 6 (2.31%) Flash
13 6 (2.31%) XML
13 6 (2.31%) SOAP
14 5 (1.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 78 (30.00%) Social Media
2 24 (9.23%) User Experience
3 19 (7.31%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.77%) Digital Media
5 10 (3.85%) Online Banking
6 9 (3.46%) Mobile App
6 9 (3.46%) New Media
7 7 (2.69%) FMCG
8 6 (2.31%) Copywriting
8 6 (2.31%) Blog
8 6 (2.31%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.15%) Statistics
9 3 (1.15%) Economics
9 3 (1.15%) W3C
9 3 (1.15%) Open Source
9 3 (1.15%) iPad
9 3 (1.15%) iPhone
9 3 (1.15%) Visualisation
9 3 (1.15%) Physics
10 2 (0.77%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 8 (3.08%) Windows
2 6 (2.31%) Linux
3 3 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (1.15%) Mac OS
3 3 (1.15%) Android
4 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (42.31%) Pay per click
2 100 (38.46%) Analytics
3 90 (34.62%) E-Commerce
4 61 (23.46%) Digital Marketing
5 58 (22.31%) Online Marketing
6 37 (14.23%) Web Analytics
7 35 (13.46%) Web Development
8 34 (13.08%) Web Design
9 32 (12.31%) MVC
10 26 (10.00%) Content Management
11 25 (9.62%) Email Marketing
12 22 (8.46%) Project Management
13 20 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (7.31%) Customer Engagement
15 18 (6.92%) Coaching
15 18 (6.92%) Enterprise Content Management
15 18 (6.92%) Strategic Planning
16 14 (5.38%) B2C
17 12 (4.62%) Direct Marketing
17 12 (4.62%) OO
Programming Languages
1 111 (42.69%) JavaScript
2 68 (26.15%) PHP
3 43 (16.54%) SQL
4 30 (11.54%) C#
5 9 (3.46%) Java
6 7 (2.69%) Ruby
7 6 (2.31%) PHP5
8 5 (1.92%) PHP4
9 3 (1.15%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.38%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (13.46%) Degree
Vendors
1 101 (38.85%) Google
2 19 (7.31%) Facebook
3 14 (5.38%) Twitter
3 14 (5.38%) Sitecore
3 14 (5.38%) Coremetrics
4 10 (3.85%) Adobe
5 9 (3.46%) Microsoft
6 8 (3.08%) Yahoo!
7 7 (2.69%) Zend
8 5 (1.92%) Sage
9 3 (1.15%) ClickTale
10 2 (0.77%) comScore
11 1 (0.38%) Omniture
11 1 (0.38%) SAP
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle
11 1 (0.38%) Apple
11 1 (0.38%) JD Edwards
Bolton, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + bens + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Sale, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Best of Health
Salary: Negotiable salary plus profit share
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Creative Personnel
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Posted: 27 days ago