The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
England / North West
Rank 185 172 132
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -40
Permanent jobs citing SEO 67 61 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.12% 1.11% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 1.27% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 59 60 88
Median salary £34,000 £27,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.63% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £22,100 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £39,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5313 4819 5853
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.92% 87.30% 86.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4472 4005 5009
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing SEO as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SEO
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SEO across the North West region.

SEO Salary Trend in the North West

SEO
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SEO across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

SEO Salary Histogram in the North West

SEO
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 53 £35,000 +33.33% 13
Cheshire -1 8 £31,250 +4.16% 5
Lancashire -10 6 £27,250 +9.00% 4
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT jobs citing SEO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SEO.

1 74 (60.66%) HTML
2 69 (56.56%) Marketing
3 68 (55.74%) CSS
4 50 (40.98%) Digital Marketing
4 50 (40.98%) Analytics
5 48 (39.34%) jQuery
6 46 (37.70%) JavaScript
7 44 (36.07%) WordPress
8 43 (35.25%) E-Commerce
8 43 (35.25%) Google
9 40 (32.79%) Web Development
9 40 (32.79%) PHP
10 34 (27.87%) Pay per click
10 34 (27.87%) Google Analytics
11 30 (24.59%) Social Media
11 30 (24.59%) CMS
12 29 (23.77%) Magento
13 28 (22.95%) HTML5
13 28 (22.95%) MVC
14 27 (22.13%) MySQL
15 26 (21.31%) AdWords
16 23 (18.85%) Retail
16 23 (18.85%) iPad
17 22 (18.03%) Photoshop
18 20 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
19 19 (15.57%) Drupal
20 18 (14.75%) CSS3
20 18 (14.75%) Degree
21 16 (13.11%) Joomla!
21 16 (13.11%) User Experience

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (36.07%) WordPress
2 30 (24.59%) CMS
3 19 (15.57%) Drupal
4 16 (13.11%) Joomla!
5 5 (4.10%) nginx
6 2 (1.64%) Sitefinity
6 2 (1.64%) Umbraco
Applications
1 22 (18.03%) Photoshop
2 14 (11.48%) MS Office
3 10 (8.20%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (4.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (4.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (3.28%) MS Excel
6 1 (0.82%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.82%) InDesign
6 1 (0.82%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 29 (23.77%) Magento
2 15 (12.30%) OpenCart
3 5 (4.10%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.82%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 34 (27.87%) Google Analytics
2 26 (21.31%) AdWords
3 10 (8.20%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (6.56%) Amazon S3
5 5 (4.10%) Sage Pay
6 2 (1.64%) MailChimp
7 1 (0.82%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.92%) FTP
2 5 (4.10%) Firewall
3 4 (3.28%) Internet
4 2 (1.64%) DNS
5 1 (0.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.13%) MySQL
2 14 (11.48%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (5.74%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.10%) Subversion
3 3 (2.46%) JIRA
4 2 (1.64%) webpack
5 1 (0.82%) Grunt
5 1 (0.82%) gulp
5 1 (0.82%) Sublime Text
5 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 69 (56.56%) Marketing
2 23 (18.85%) Retail
3 14 (11.48%) Advertising
4 8 (6.56%) Finance
5 5 (4.10%) Games
6 4 (3.28%) Brand Awareness
7 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.82%) French Language
8 1 (0.82%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (50.00%) Developer
2 27 (22.13%) Web Developer
3 20 (16.39%) PHP Developer
4 16 (13.11%) Junior
5 15 (12.30%) Junior Developer
6 14 (11.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 14 (11.48%) Senior Developer
7 10 (8.20%) Junior Web Developer
8 9 (7.38%) PHP Web Developer
8 9 (7.38%) SEO Developer
9 8 (6.56%) Senior PHP Developer
9 8 (6.56%) Senior PHP Web Developer
9 8 (6.56%) Senior Web Developer
10 7 (5.74%) HTML Developer
10 7 (5.74%) Marketing Manager
11 6 (4.92%) .NET Developer
11 6 (4.92%) PPC Manager
11 6 (4.92%) Project Manager
11 6 (4.92%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
11 6 (4.92%) SEO Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (60.66%) HTML
2 68 (55.74%) CSS
3 48 (39.34%) jQuery
4 28 (22.95%) HTML5
5 18 (14.75%) CSS3
6 15 (12.30%) .NET
7 13 (10.66%) AngularJS
7 13 (10.66%) Laravel
8 11 (9.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (8.20%) Ajax
9 10 (8.20%) ASP.NET
9 10 (8.20%) Web Services
10 9 (7.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (4.92%) Node.js
12 5 (4.10%) LEMP Stack
13 4 (3.28%) LAMP
13 4 (3.28%) Sass
14 3 (2.46%) JSON
14 3 (2.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (24.59%) Social Media
2 23 (18.85%) iPad
3 16 (13.11%) User Experience
4 14 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (10.66%) Digital Media
6 10 (8.20%) Computer Science
7 6 (4.92%) Algorithms
8 5 (4.10%) Blog
8 5 (4.10%) Mobile App
9 4 (3.28%) Copywriting
10 3 (2.46%) Social Network
11 1 (0.82%) Animation
11 1 (0.82%) FMCG
11 1 (0.82%) New Media
11 1 (0.82%) Photography
11 1 (0.82%) Video Editing
11 1 (0.82%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.84%) Linux
2 10 (8.20%) Windows
3 5 (4.10%) CentOS
3 5 (4.10%) Ubuntu
3 5 (4.10%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.46%) Android
4 3 (2.46%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.46%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.64%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (40.98%) Analytics
1 50 (40.98%) Digital Marketing
2 43 (35.25%) E-Commerce
3 40 (32.79%) Web Development
4 34 (27.87%) Pay per click
5 28 (22.95%) MVC
6 20 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (11.48%) CRM
8 12 (9.84%) Campaign Management
8 12 (9.84%) Front End Development
9 10 (8.20%) Email Marketing
9 10 (8.20%) Marketing Strategy
9 10 (8.20%) Performance Management
9 10 (8.20%) Performance Optimisation
9 10 (8.20%) SDLC
10 9 (7.38%) Web Design
11 8 (6.56%) OO
12 7 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (5.74%) Open Source
12 7 (5.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (37.70%) JavaScript
2 40 (32.79%) PHP
3 15 (12.30%) C#
4 5 (4.10%) SQL
5 4 (3.28%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.46%) Java
7 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (14.75%) Degree
2 2 (1.64%) PMP
3 1 (0.82%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.82%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (4.10%) cPanel
Vendors
1 43 (35.25%) Google
2 13 (10.66%) Facebook
2 13 (10.66%) Twitter
3 10 (8.20%) Adobe
4 8 (6.56%) Zend
5 5 (4.10%) Microsoft
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Jagger Talent
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Merseyside
ECOM
Salary: £32000 - £37500 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + £35,000 OTE
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: Salary negotiable 10%
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Bolton
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Lancashire
ECOM
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Runcorn
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birkenhead
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 13 days ago
Macclesfield
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Little Black Book Agency
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
ECOM
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, etc
Posted: 13 days ago