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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 146 143 98
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -45
Permanent jobs citing SEO 36 47 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.04% 1.30% 2.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.50% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 35 38 60
Average salary £30,000 £27,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +0.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £22,350 £18,900
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £41,350
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
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
3070 3127 3422
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 88.63% 86.38% 86.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2597 2568 2831
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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 +12 4 £30,000 +11.11%
Stockport +20 2 £90,000 -
Bury -5 2 £24,000 -26.15% 2
Oldham - 2 £25,000 -
SEO
North West

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 40 (59.70%) Marketing
2 34 (50.75%) HTML
2 34 (50.75%) Pay per click
3 33 (49.25%) Digital Marketing
4 32 (47.76%) CSS
5 25 (37.31%) JavaScript
5 25 (37.31%) Analytics
6 23 (34.33%) jQuery
6 23 (34.33%) Google
7 22 (32.84%) WordPress
8 21 (31.34%) Google Analytics
9 20 (29.85%) HTML5
10 19 (28.36%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (25.37%) PHP
12 16 (23.88%) CSS3
13 15 (22.39%) Social Media
13 15 (22.39%) Web Development
14 11 (16.42%) E-Commerce
15 10 (14.93%) Email Marketing
15 10 (14.93%) Online Marketing
15 10 (14.93%) Link Building
15 10 (14.93%) Responsive Web Design
16 9 (13.43%) XHTML
16 9 (13.43%) Finance
16 9 (13.43%) AdWords
16 9 (13.43%) Relational Database
17 8 (11.94%) Ajax
17 8 (11.94%) .NET
17 8 (11.94%) MySQL
17 8 (11.94%) Marketing Strategy

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 22 (32.84%) WordPress
2 6 (8.96%) CMS
3 4 (5.97%) OpenStack
4 3 (4.48%) Apache
5 1 (1.49%) IIS
5 1 (1.49%) Kentico
5 1 (1.49%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Office
1 4 (5.97%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (4.48%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (4.48%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.49%) Magento
2 1 (1.49%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 21 (31.34%) Google Analytics
2 9 (13.43%) AdWords
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) Sage Pay
3 1 (1.49%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.43%) Relational Database
2 8 (11.94%) MySQL
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (11.94%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.49%) Grunt
3 1 (1.49%) gulp
3 1 (1.49%) Subversion
General
1 40 (59.70%) Marketing
2 9 (13.43%) Finance
3 6 (8.96%) Legal
4 5 (7.46%) Brand Awareness
5 4 (5.97%) Retail
6 2 (2.99%) Advertising
7 1 (1.49%) Banking
7 1 (1.49%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (35.82%) Developer
2 16 (23.88%) PHP Developer
3 13 (19.40%) Web Developer
4 12 (17.91%) HTML CSS Developer
4 12 (17.91%) HTML Developer
4 12 (17.91%) PHP Web Developer
5 9 (13.43%) Digital Executive
5 9 (13.43%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (11.94%) Marketing Executive
6 8 (11.94%) WordPress Developer
7 7 (10.45%) .NET Developer
7 7 (10.45%) Digital Marketing Executive
8 6 (8.96%) SEO Executive
9 4 (5.97%) CSS Developer
9 4 (5.97%) Digital Marketing Manager
9 4 (5.97%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (5.97%) Full Stack Web Developer
9 4 (5.97%) Marketing Manager
9 4 (5.97%) PPC Manager
10 3 (4.48%) Account Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (50.75%) HTML
2 32 (47.76%) CSS
3 23 (34.33%) jQuery
4 20 (29.85%) HTML5
5 16 (23.88%) CSS3
6 9 (13.43%) XHTML
7 8 (11.94%) .NET
7 8 (11.94%) Ajax
8 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET
9 3 (4.48%) CakePHP
9 3 (4.48%) JSON
9 3 (4.48%) LAMP
9 3 (4.48%) SOAP
9 3 (4.48%) Symfony
9 3 (4.48%) XML
10 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (28.36%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (22.39%) Social Media
3 5 (7.46%) Copywriting
3 5 (7.46%) iPad
4 4 (5.97%) User Experience
5 3 (4.48%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.99%) Statistics
7 1 (1.49%) Blog
7 1 (1.49%) Graphic Design
7 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.49%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 6 (8.96%) Android
1 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.97%) Linux
3 2 (2.99%) Windows
3 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (50.75%) Pay per click
2 33 (49.25%) Digital Marketing
3 25 (37.31%) Analytics
4 15 (22.39%) Web Development
5 11 (16.42%) E-Commerce
6 10 (14.93%) Email Marketing
6 10 (14.93%) Link Building
6 10 (14.93%) Online Marketing
6 10 (14.93%) Responsive Web Design
7 8 (11.94%) Marketing Strategy
8 5 (7.46%) B2B
9 4 (5.97%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.97%) OO
9 4 (5.97%) OO PHP
9 4 (5.97%) Project Management
10 3 (4.48%) Front End Development
11 2 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (2.99%) Marketing Automation
11 2 (2.99%) MVC
11 2 (2.99%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (37.31%) JavaScript
2 17 (25.37%) PHP
3 7 (10.45%) SQL
4 6 (8.96%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.49%) C#
5 1 (1.49%) Java
5 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Degree
2 1 (1.49%) MBA
Vendors
1 23 (34.33%) Google
2 6 (8.96%) Twitter
3 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.97%) SYSPRO
4 2 (2.99%) Adobe
4 2 (2.99%) Facebook
5 1 (1.49%) Omniture
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