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 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 186 139 97
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -42
Permanent jobs citing SEO 49 123 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 1.93% 2.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 2.19% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 41 77 115
Median salary £30,000 £26,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,500 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.17%
SEO
England

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
4848 5629 6046
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.73% 88.28% 85.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4107 4585 4834
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 June 2016.

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 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -40 27 £32,500 +8.33% 10
Cheshire +25 12 £31,250 +4.16% 3
Merseyside +2 5 £20,000 -20.00%
Lancashire -8 5 £26,500 +23.25% 4
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 2016, 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 59 (55.66%) Marketing
2 53 (50.00%) HTML
3 52 (49.06%) CSS
4 45 (42.45%) JavaScript
5 43 (40.57%) Analytics
6 42 (39.62%) Digital Marketing
7 39 (36.79%) Google
8 36 (33.96%) Google Analytics
9 35 (33.02%) jQuery
10 33 (31.13%) Pay per click
11 32 (30.19%) HTML5
12 31 (29.25%) WordPress
13 29 (27.36%) Web Development
14 28 (26.42%) E-Commerce
15 26 (24.53%) PHP
15 26 (24.53%) Social Media
16 20 (18.87%) CSS3
17 19 (17.92%) .NET
18 18 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (16.04%) ASP.NET
20 15 (14.15%) Degree
20 15 (14.15%) CMS
21 14 (13.21%) XHTML
21 14 (13.21%) Responsive Web Design
22 12 (11.32%) Online Marketing
22 12 (11.32%) SQL
23 11 (10.38%) MySQL
23 11 (10.38%) Email Marketing
23 11 (10.38%) Link Building
23 11 (10.38%) AdWords

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 31 (29.25%) WordPress
2 15 (14.15%) CMS
3 4 (3.77%) Drupal
4 3 (2.83%) ColdFusion
4 3 (2.83%) Joomla!
5 2 (1.89%) Apache
5 2 (1.89%) Kentico
6 1 (0.94%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (0.94%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) Photoshop
2 7 (6.60%) MS Excel
3 6 (5.66%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (4.72%) MS Office
5 2 (1.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (7.55%) Magento
2 2 (1.89%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.89%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 36 (33.96%) Google Analytics
2 11 (10.38%) AdWords
3 2 (1.89%) MailChimp
4 1 (0.94%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.94%) Office 365
4 1 (0.94%) Sage Pay
4 1 (0.94%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.83%) FTP
1 3 (2.83%) Intranet
2 2 (1.89%) SMS
3 1 (0.94%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.38%) MySQL
2 10 (9.43%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.66%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (8.49%) Git (software)
2 8 (7.55%) Visual Studio
3 6 (5.66%) gulp
4 4 (3.77%) Grunt
5 1 (0.94%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.94%) Subversion
5 1 (0.94%) Visual Website Optimizer
General
1 59 (55.66%) Marketing
2 10 (9.43%) Finance
3 6 (5.66%) Advertising
3 6 (5.66%) Legal
3 6 (5.66%) Retail
4 4 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.83%) Brand Awareness
6 2 (1.89%) Automotive
7 1 (0.94%) Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (35.85%) Developer
2 16 (15.09%) Web Developer
3 15 (14.15%) PHP Developer
4 14 (13.21%) JavaScript Developer
4 14 (13.21%) SEO Executive
5 10 (9.43%) PHP Web Developer
6 9 (8.49%) HTML Developer
7 8 (7.55%) HTML CSS Developer
8 7 (6.60%) .NET Developer
8 7 (6.60%) WordPress Developer
9 6 (5.66%) Digital Executive
9 6 (5.66%) Web Manager
10 5 (4.72%) Account Manager
10 5 (4.72%) Digital Account Manager
10 5 (4.72%) Digital Marketing Manager
10 5 (4.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 5 (4.72%) Junior
10 5 (4.72%) Marketing Manager
11 4 (3.77%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.77%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (50.00%) HTML
2 52 (49.06%) CSS
3 35 (33.02%) jQuery
4 32 (30.19%) HTML5
5 20 (18.87%) CSS3
6 19 (17.92%) .NET
7 17 (16.04%) ASP.NET
8 14 (13.21%) XHTML
9 7 (6.60%) Ajax
10 6 (5.66%) XML
11 5 (4.72%) AngularJS
12 4 (3.77%) .NET Framework
13 3 (2.83%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (2.83%) CakePHP
13 3 (2.83%) Entity Framework
13 3 (2.83%) Laravel
13 3 (2.83%) LINQ
13 3 (2.83%) Ruby on Rails
14 2 (1.89%) Node.js
14 2 (1.89%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 26 (24.53%) Social Media
2 18 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.43%) iPad
4 7 (6.60%) Blog
4 7 (6.60%) User Experience
5 5 (4.72%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.77%) Digital Media
7 3 (2.83%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.83%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.83%) Copywriting
7 3 (2.83%) Social Network
7 3 (2.83%) W3C
8 2 (1.89%) Fintech
8 2 (1.89%) Statistics
9 1 (0.94%) AS400
9 1 (0.94%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.94%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.66%) Android
1 6 (5.66%) Apple iOS
2 3 (2.83%) Linux
3 2 (1.89%) Windows
3 2 (1.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (40.57%) Analytics
2 42 (39.62%) Digital Marketing
3 33 (31.13%) Pay per click
4 29 (27.36%) Web Development
5 28 (26.42%) E-Commerce
6 14 (13.21%) Responsive Web Design
7 12 (11.32%) Online Marketing
8 11 (10.38%) Email Marketing
8 11 (10.38%) Link Building
9 10 (9.43%) Web Design
10 9 (8.49%) Front End Development
10 9 (8.49%) MVC
10 9 (8.49%) Workflow
11 8 (7.55%) B2B
11 8 (7.55%) Project Management
12 7 (6.60%) OO
13 6 (5.66%) Prototyping
14 5 (4.72%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (4.72%) Marketing Strategy
15 4 (3.77%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 45 (42.45%) JavaScript
2 26 (24.53%) PHP
3 12 (11.32%) SQL
4 6 (5.66%) VB.NET
5 5 (4.72%) C#
6 3 (2.83%) Java
6 3 (2.83%) PHP 5
6 3 (2.83%) Ruby
7 1 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (14.15%) Degree
2 1 (0.94%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) QA
Vendors
1 39 (36.79%) Google
2 9 (8.49%) Twitter
3 8 (7.55%) Facebook
3 8 (7.55%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.83%) Adobe
5 2 (1.89%) ATG
5 2 (1.89%) Omniture
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle
5 2 (1.89%) Pardot
6 1 (0.94%) hybris
6 1 (0.94%) IBM
6 1 (0.94%) Siemens
6 1 (0.94%) Yahoo!
6 1 (0.94%) Zend
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