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

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 130 93 86
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -7
Permanent jobs citing SEO 53 98 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.50% 2.48% 3.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.81% 2.99% 3.86%
Number of salaries quoted 42 61 117
Average salary £27,750 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.90% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,550 £19,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £41,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
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
2933 3283 3343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.78% 83.18% 80.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2422 2692 2856
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 5 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 5 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 +12 9 £27,000 +63.63%
Bury +8 5 £32,500 +25.00%
Stockport +6 3 £20,000 -15.78%
Rochdale -6 1 £28,500 -24.00% 1
SEO
North West

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 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 81 (65.32%) HTML
2 67 (54.03%) CSS
2 67 (54.03%) Marketing
3 46 (37.10%) JavaScript
4 40 (32.26%) Google
5 38 (30.65%) Digital Marketing
6 34 (27.42%) jQuery
7 33 (26.61%) Analytics
8 31 (25.00%) E-Commerce
9 30 (24.19%) Pay per click
10 28 (22.58%) PHP
11 26 (20.97%) Social Media
12 25 (20.16%) Web Development
13 24 (19.35%) User Experience
14 23 (18.55%) HTML5
15 22 (17.74%) Google Analytics
15 22 (17.74%) MySQL
16 21 (16.94%) C#
17 20 (16.13%) .NET
18 19 (15.32%) CSS3
19 18 (14.52%) MVC
19 18 (14.52%) Finance
19 18 (14.52%) Degree
19 18 (14.52%) CMS
20 17 (13.71%) Linux
20 17 (13.71%) WordPress
20 17 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
21 16 (12.90%) Git (software)
22 15 (12.10%) Online Marketing
22 15 (12.10%) ASP.NET

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 18 (14.52%) CMS
2 17 (13.71%) WordPress
3 12 (9.68%) Apache
4 6 (4.84%) Drupal
5 5 (4.03%) IIS
6 4 (3.23%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.61%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.81%) Kentico
Applications
1 13 (10.48%) Photoshop
2 6 (4.84%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.23%) Adobe After Effects
3 4 (3.23%) InDesign
4 3 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.42%) MS Office
5 2 (1.61%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (8.06%) Magento
2 2 (1.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.81%) Zen Cart
3 1 (0.81%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 22 (17.74%) Google Analytics
2 3 (2.42%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.65%) Internet
2 2 (1.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.74%) MySQL
2 13 (10.48%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.03%) Subversion
2 5 (4.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (4.03%) Mercurial
3 4 (3.23%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.81%) Axure RP
General
1 67 (54.03%) Marketing
2 18 (14.52%) Finance
3 7 (5.65%) Retail
4 5 (4.03%) Legal
5 4 (3.23%) Advertising
6 3 (2.42%) Law
7 2 (1.61%) Games
8 1 (0.81%) Banking
8 1 (0.81%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.81%) French Language
8 1 (0.81%) German Language
Job Titles
1 49 (39.52%) Developer
2 18 (14.52%) PHP Developer
3 10 (8.06%) Designer
3 10 (8.06%) Front-End Developer
3 10 (8.06%) SEO Executive
4 9 (7.26%) Senior PHP Developer
4 9 (7.26%) .NET Developer
4 9 (7.26%) C# Developer
4 9 (7.26%) Web Designer
4 9 (7.26%) Senior Developer
4 9 (7.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 9 (7.26%) C# .NET Developer
4 9 (7.26%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 8 (6.45%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (5.65%) Web Developer
6 7 (5.65%) Marketing Executive
6 7 (5.65%) SEO Manager
7 6 (4.84%) Digital Marketing Executive
7 6 (4.84%) Junior
8 5 (4.03%) Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (65.32%) HTML
2 67 (54.03%) CSS
3 34 (27.42%) jQuery
4 23 (18.55%) HTML5
5 20 (16.13%) .NET
6 19 (15.32%) CSS3
7 15 (12.10%) ASP.NET
8 13 (10.48%) .NET Framework
8 13 (10.48%) Entity Framework
9 11 (8.87%) XML
10 8 (6.45%) LAMP
11 5 (4.03%) COM
11 5 (4.03%) Web Services
11 5 (4.03%) Apache Cordova
12 4 (3.23%) CakePHP
12 4 (3.23%) XHTML
12 4 (3.23%) SOAP
12 4 (3.23%) Symfony
12 4 (3.23%) JSON
13 3 (2.42%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.97%) Social Media
2 24 (19.35%) User Experience
3 17 (13.71%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.26%) W3C
5 7 (5.65%) Algorithms
5 7 (5.65%) Mobile App
6 5 (4.03%) Blog
7 4 (3.23%) Graphic Design
8 3 (2.42%) Copywriting
8 3 (2.42%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.81%) Animation
9 1 (0.81%) Social Network
9 1 (0.81%) Open Source
9 1 (0.81%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.71%) Linux
2 5 (4.03%) UNIX
2 5 (4.03%) Windows
2 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (30.65%) Digital Marketing
2 33 (26.61%) Analytics
3 31 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 30 (24.19%) Pay per click
5 25 (20.16%) Web Development
6 18 (14.52%) MVC
7 15 (12.10%) Online Marketing
8 14 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (10.48%) B2B
10 12 (9.68%) TDD
11 11 (8.87%) Web Design
11 11 (8.87%) Email Marketing
12 9 (7.26%) Content Management
12 9 (7.26%) Project Management
13 8 (6.45%) Unit Testing
13 8 (6.45%) OO
13 8 (6.45%) B2C
14 7 (5.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (5.65%) Scrum
15 6 (4.84%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 46 (37.10%) JavaScript
2 28 (22.58%) PHP
3 21 (16.94%) C#
4 10 (8.06%) SQL
5 8 (6.45%) Java
6 6 (4.84%) VB.NET
7 5 (4.03%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.42%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.61%) VB
10 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (14.52%) Degree
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (32.26%) Google
2 11 (8.87%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.26%) Adobe
4 8 (6.45%) Facebook
4 8 (6.45%) Twitter
5 7 (5.65%) Yahoo!
6 2 (1.61%) ClickTale
7 1 (0.81%) Zend
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle
7 1 (0.81%) hybris
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Advocate Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Advocate Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reading Room Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
360 Resourcing
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Altrincham
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago