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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 120 65 93
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +28
Permanent jobs citing SEO 61 153 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.71% 3.82% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 4.58% 3.08%
Number of salaries quoted 49 85 89
Average salary £27,500 £26,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.77% -7.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
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
3117 3340 3317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 87.19% 83.33% 80.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2586 2715 2847
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 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 31 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 +12 5 £34,500 +35.29% 1
Bolton +6 3 £31,500 -30.00%
Oldham - 3 £21,000 -
Rochdale - 2 £45,000 -
Stockport +5 1 £35,000 +64.70%
SEO
North West

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 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 63 (56.76%) HTML
2 59 (53.15%) Marketing
3 47 (42.34%) CSS
4 41 (36.94%) JavaScript
4 41 (36.94%) Digital Marketing
4 41 (36.94%) Analytics
5 40 (36.04%) Pay per click
6 38 (34.23%) Google
7 34 (30.63%) Social Media
8 32 (28.83%) Google Analytics
9 29 (26.13%) E-Commerce
10 28 (25.23%) jQuery
11 24 (21.62%) Web Development
12 17 (15.32%) PHP
12 17 (15.32%) Finance
12 17 (15.32%) WordPress
12 17 (15.32%) User Experience
13 16 (14.41%) MVC
13 16 (14.41%) C#
13 16 (14.41%) .NET
13 16 (14.41%) Email Marketing
14 15 (13.51%) TDD
14 15 (13.51%) MySQL
14 15 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
14 15 (13.51%) Online Marketing
15 14 (12.61%) Entity Framework
15 14 (12.61%) SQL Server
15 14 (12.61%) CMS
15 14 (12.61%) .NET Framework
16 12 (10.81%) Degree

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 17 (15.32%) WordPress
2 14 (12.61%) CMS
3 5 (4.50%) Joomla!
3 5 (4.50%) Drupal
4 4 (3.60%) Apache
5 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.70%) Kentico
6 2 (1.80%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (7.21%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.50%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (3.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.70%) MS Office
4 3 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (1.80%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.90%) InDesign
6 1 (0.90%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.80%) Magento
2 1 (0.90%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 32 (28.83%) Google Analytics
2 5 (4.50%) GitHub
3 3 (2.70%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.21%) Intranet
2 4 (3.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.51%) MySQL
2 14 (12.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (2.70%) Axure RP
3 2 (1.80%) Git (software)
General
1 59 (53.15%) Marketing
2 17 (15.32%) Finance
3 8 (7.21%) Retail
4 6 (5.41%) Advertising
5 2 (1.80%) Legal
6 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.90%) Law
6 1 (0.90%) Games
6 1 (0.90%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.90%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 32 (28.83%) Developer
2 14 (12.61%) Marketing Executive
3 13 (11.71%) Digital Marketing Executive
4 12 (10.81%) Development Manager
4 12 (10.81%) PHP Developer
5 10 (9.01%) Marketing Manager
5 10 (9.01%) Account Manager
6 9 (8.11%) Front-End Developer
7 8 (7.21%) SEO Executive
7 8 (7.21%) SEO Account Manager
8 7 (6.31%) PPC Manager
8 7 (6.31%) PPC Analyst
8 7 (6.31%) PPC Executive
8 7 (6.31%) PPC Specialist
8 7 (6.31%) Web Developer
8 7 (6.31%) Technical Manager
8 7 (6.31%) Technical Development Manager
9 6 (5.41%) Technical Architect
9 6 (5.41%) Architect
10 4 (3.60%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (56.76%) HTML
2 47 (42.34%) CSS
3 28 (25.23%) jQuery
4 16 (14.41%) .NET
5 14 (12.61%) .NET Framework
5 14 (12.61%) Entity Framework
6 9 (8.11%) ASP.NET
6 9 (8.11%) XML
7 7 (6.31%) HTML5
7 7 (6.31%) WCF
8 6 (5.41%) XHTML
9 5 (4.50%) CSS3
10 4 (3.60%) SOAP
10 4 (3.60%) Symfony
10 4 (3.60%) CakePHP
10 4 (3.60%) JSON
11 3 (2.70%) Ajax
12 2 (1.80%) DHTML
13 1 (0.90%) LAMP
13 1 (0.90%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 34 (30.63%) Social Media
2 17 (15.32%) User Experience
3 15 (13.51%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (9.91%) Graphic Design
5 10 (9.01%) Blog
6 8 (7.21%) W3C
7 4 (3.60%) Copywriting
8 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.80%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.80%) Animation
9 1 (0.90%) Video Editing
9 1 (0.90%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.90%) Social Network
9 1 (0.90%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.90%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.60%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (36.94%) Digital Marketing
1 41 (36.94%) Analytics
2 40 (36.04%) Pay per click
3 29 (26.13%) E-Commerce
4 24 (21.62%) Web Development
5 16 (14.41%) Email Marketing
5 16 (14.41%) MVC
6 15 (13.51%) TDD
6 15 (13.51%) Online Marketing
7 9 (8.11%) Content Management
8 8 (7.21%) Web Design
8 8 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (6.31%) Project Management
9 7 (6.31%) Unit Testing
9 7 (6.31%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (5.41%) Marketing Strategy
10 6 (5.41%) B2B
10 6 (5.41%) OO
11 5 (4.50%) B2C
11 5 (4.50%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 41 (36.94%) JavaScript
2 17 (15.32%) PHP
3 16 (14.41%) C#
4 7 (6.31%) VB.NET
5 5 (4.50%) SQL
6 4 (3.60%) Objective-C
6 4 (3.60%) Java
7 2 (1.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (10.81%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (34.23%) Google
2 12 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.01%) Facebook
4 8 (7.21%) Twitter
5 5 (4.50%) Adobe
6 3 (2.70%) hybris
6 3 (2.70%) Oracle
7 2 (1.80%) Yahoo!
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