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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 115 84 108
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +24
Permanent jobs citing SEO 75 97 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.87% 2.63% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 3.21% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 56 56 80
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £44,500 £44,100
UK excluding London average salary £32,750 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +3.17%
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
3271 3025 3399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.67% 82.13% 79.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2822 2637 2993
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 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Wigan - 6 £30,000 -
Ashton-under-Lyne - 5 £30,000 -
Bolton +9 4 £27,500 -
Altrincham +5 2 £24,000 -12.72% 1
Bury +3 2 £38,250 -
Cheadle +3 2 £21,500 -21.81%
Rochdale - 2 £43,000 -
SEO
North West

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 104 (60.47%) Marketing
2 96 (55.81%) HTML
3 87 (50.58%) CSS
4 67 (38.95%) Google
5 65 (37.79%) JavaScript
5 65 (37.79%) E-Commerce
6 54 (31.40%) Analytics
7 50 (29.07%) Pay per click
8 45 (26.16%) CMS
9 43 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
10 42 (24.42%) jQuery
11 41 (23.84%) Google Analytics
12 38 (22.09%) Git (software)
13 35 (20.35%) Social Media
13 35 (20.35%) CSS3
14 34 (19.77%) HTML5
14 34 (19.77%) PHP
15 31 (18.02%) WordPress
16 30 (17.44%) C#
17 29 (16.86%) User Experience
17 29 (16.86%) Analytical Skills
18 28 (16.28%) Degree
18 28 (16.28%) Online Marketing
19 27 (15.70%) MySQL
20 26 (15.12%) Photoshop
21 25 (14.53%) .NET
22 24 (13.95%) SQL
23 23 (13.37%) MVC
24 21 (12.21%) Web Analytics
24 21 (12.21%) Magento

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 45 (26.16%) CMS
2 31 (18.02%) WordPress
3 14 (8.14%) IIS
4 11 (6.40%) Umbraco
5 9 (5.23%) Apache
6 8 (4.65%) Sitecore CMS
7 7 (4.07%) Drupal
8 5 (2.91%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.33%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 26 (15.12%) Photoshop
2 14 (8.14%) MS Excel
3 10 (5.81%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (5.81%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (5.81%) MS Office
4 3 (1.74%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (1.74%) InDesign
5 2 (1.16%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 41 (23.84%) Google Analytics
2 21 (12.21%) Magento
3 3 (1.74%) WebTrends
4 2 (1.16%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (6.98%) Internet
2 11 (6.40%) Intranet
3 5 (2.91%) HTTP
4 1 (0.58%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.70%) MySQL
2 18 (10.47%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.81%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.81%) DB2
3 10 (5.81%) Data Mining
4 7 (4.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (22.09%) Git (software)
2 18 (10.47%) Subversion
3 9 (5.23%) Mercurial
4 8 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 7 (4.07%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (2.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (2.91%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 104 (60.47%) Marketing
2 20 (11.63%) Finance
3 14 (8.14%) Retail
4 9 (5.23%) Advertising
5 3 (1.74%) Law
5 3 (1.74%) Legal
6 2 (1.16%) French Language
6 2 (1.16%) German Language
6 2 (1.16%) Games
7 1 (0.58%) Automotive
7 1 (0.58%) Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 65 (37.79%) Developer
2 21 (12.21%) PHP Developer
2 21 (12.21%) SEO Executive
3 19 (11.05%) Front-End Developer
4 18 (10.47%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 16 (9.30%) Senior Developer
6 14 (8.14%) C# Developer
7 12 (6.98%) Analyst
7 12 (6.98%) Web Developer
8 11 (6.40%) Marketing Analyst
8 11 (6.40%) .NET Developer
8 11 (6.40%) Designer
9 10 (5.81%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 10 (5.81%) C# .NET Developer
9 10 (5.81%) Senior PHP Developer
10 9 (5.23%) Web Designer
10 9 (5.23%) ASP.NET Developer
10 9 (5.23%) WordPress Developer
10 9 (5.23%) PPC Executive
10 9 (5.23%) PPC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (55.81%) HTML
2 87 (50.58%) CSS
3 42 (24.42%) jQuery
4 35 (20.35%) CSS3
5 34 (19.77%) HTML5
6 25 (14.53%) .NET
7 19 (11.05%) ASP.NET
8 16 (9.30%) Web Services
9 11 (6.40%) .NET Framework
9 11 (6.40%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 10 (5.81%) Sass
11 9 (5.23%) LAMP
11 9 (5.23%) Corona SDK
11 9 (5.23%) PhoneGap
11 9 (5.23%) LINQ
12 7 (4.07%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 6 (3.49%) XHTML
14 5 (2.91%) COM
14 5 (2.91%) Ajax
14 5 (2.91%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 35 (20.35%) Social Media
2 29 (16.86%) User Experience
2 29 (16.86%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.81%) Algorithms
4 7 (4.07%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.49%) W3C
6 5 (2.91%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.33%) Mathematics
7 4 (2.33%) Blog
7 4 (2.33%) New Media
8 3 (1.74%) Statistics
8 3 (1.74%) Economics
8 3 (1.74%) Copywriting
8 3 (1.74%) Physics
8 3 (1.74%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.16%) Open Source
10 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.58%) iPhone
10 1 (0.58%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.14%) Linux
2 10 (5.81%) Windows
3 5 (2.91%) UNIX
3 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (0.58%) Android
4 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (37.79%) E-Commerce
2 54 (31.40%) Analytics
3 50 (29.07%) Pay per click
4 43 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
5 28 (16.28%) Online Marketing
6 23 (13.37%) MVC
7 21 (12.21%) Web Analytics
8 20 (11.63%) Email Marketing
9 17 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (8.72%) B2C
11 14 (8.14%) Content Management
11 14 (8.14%) Web Development
12 12 (6.98%) B2B
13 11 (6.40%) Competitor Analysis
13 11 (6.40%) Web Design
14 10 (5.81%) Direct Marketing
14 10 (5.81%) BDD
14 10 (5.81%) Data-Driven Marketing
14 10 (5.81%) TDD
15 8 (4.65%) Marketing Strategy
Programming Languages
1 65 (37.79%) JavaScript
2 34 (19.77%) PHP
3 30 (17.44%) C#
4 24 (13.95%) SQL
5 11 (6.40%) Java
6 5 (2.91%) Ruby
6 5 (2.91%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (16.28%) Degree
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 67 (38.95%) Google
2 14 (8.14%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.98%) Adobe
4 10 (5.81%) Coremetrics
4 10 (5.81%) Yahoo!
5 8 (4.65%) Sitecore
5 8 (4.65%) Facebook
6 7 (4.07%) Twitter
7 6 (3.49%) ClickTale
8 3 (1.74%) Endeca
8 3 (1.74%) EPiServer
8 3 (1.74%) hybris
9 2 (1.16%) Omniture
10 1 (0.58%) Zend
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