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

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 212 152 165
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +13
Permanent jobs citing SEO 48 90 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 1.46% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 1.67% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 40 78 85
Median salary £34,000 £27,500 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+23.63% -3.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £42,500 £40,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
5505 5404 6509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.18% 87.77% 86.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4622 4442 5578
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,746 £28,000 £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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -33 35 £34,500 +25.45% 7
Lancashire +1 7 £28,500 +20.00% 2
Cheshire -10 6 £38,250 +44.33% 5
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 93 (67.88%) Marketing
2 77 (56.20%) HTML
3 76 (55.47%) CSS
4 70 (51.09%) Google
5 65 (47.45%) Analytics
6 58 (42.34%) Google Analytics
7 55 (40.15%) WordPress
8 49 (35.77%) Digital Marketing
9 44 (32.12%) jQuery
10 43 (31.39%) JavaScript
10 43 (31.39%) Web Development
11 42 (30.66%) CMS
12 41 (29.93%) E-Commerce
13 39 (28.47%) Social Media
14 37 (27.01%) AdWords
15 36 (26.28%) PHP
16 32 (23.36%) Pay per click
17 29 (21.17%) MVC
18 26 (18.98%) MySQL
19 25 (18.25%) Degree
19 25 (18.25%) HTML5
20 24 (17.52%) Magento
20 24 (17.52%) Photoshop
21 22 (16.06%) Twitter
22 21 (15.33%) Facebook
22 21 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
22 21 (15.33%) C#
23 19 (13.87%) .NET
23 19 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
24 18 (13.14%) Blog

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 55 (40.15%) WordPress
2 42 (30.66%) CMS
3 17 (12.41%) Drupal
4 14 (10.22%) Joomla!
5 5 (3.65%) nginx
5 5 (3.65%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (17.52%) Photoshop
2 7 (5.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 7 (5.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.11%) MS Office
2 7 (5.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.19%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.73%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.73%) GIMP
5 1 (0.73%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 24 (17.52%) Magento
2 14 (10.22%) OpenCart
3 5 (3.65%) WebTrends
4 3 (2.19%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 58 (42.34%) Google Analytics
2 37 (27.01%) AdWords
3 10 (7.30%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.65%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.19%) Sage Pay
6 1 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.73%) Google Tag Manager
6 1 (0.73%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.84%) Internet
2 5 (3.65%) Firewall
2 5 (3.65%) FTP
3 2 (1.46%) DNS
3 2 (1.46%) Skype
4 1 (0.73%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.98%) MySQL
2 15 (10.95%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (8.03%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.65%) Subversion
2 5 (3.65%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.92%) Grunt
3 4 (2.92%) gulp
4 1 (0.73%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.73%) JIRA
4 1 (0.73%) Mercurial
General
1 93 (67.88%) Marketing
2 14 (10.22%) Retail
3 13 (9.49%) Finance
4 9 (6.57%) Advertising
5 7 (5.11%) Brand Awareness
5 7 (5.11%) Games
6 4 (2.92%) Automotive
6 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.73%) French Language
7 1 (0.73%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (38.69%) Developer
2 23 (16.79%) Web Developer
3 16 (11.68%) PHP Developer
4 13 (9.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 13 (9.49%) SEO Executive
5 11 (8.03%) PPC Manager
6 10 (7.30%) SEO Developer
7 9 (6.57%) Digital Executive
7 9 (6.57%) JavaScript Developer
7 9 (6.57%) Junior
7 9 (6.57%) Junior Developer
7 9 (6.57%) Junior Web Developer
8 8 (5.84%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.11%) HTML Developer
10 6 (4.38%) HTML CSS Developer
10 6 (4.38%) Marketing Executive
10 6 (4.38%) PHP Web Developer
10 6 (4.38%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
10 6 (4.38%) Senior SEO Specialist
10 6 (4.38%) SEO Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (56.20%) HTML
2 76 (55.47%) CSS
3 44 (32.12%) jQuery
4 25 (18.25%) HTML5
5 19 (13.87%) .NET
6 17 (12.41%) CSS3
7 16 (11.68%) Laravel
8 15 (10.95%) AngularJS
9 13 (9.49%) ASP.NET
10 12 (8.76%) Web Services
11 10 (7.30%) Sass
11 10 (7.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (6.57%) Node.js
13 8 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (5.11%) Ajax
14 7 (5.11%) LESS
15 6 (4.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 6 (4.38%) JSON
15 6 (4.38%) XML
16 5 (3.65%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 39 (28.47%) Social Media
2 21 (15.33%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (13.14%) Blog
4 17 (12.41%) User Experience
5 14 (10.22%) iPad
6 8 (5.84%) Copywriting
7 7 (5.11%) Digital Media
8 6 (4.38%) Algorithms
8 6 (4.38%) Computer Science
8 6 (4.38%) Social Network
9 4 (2.92%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.73%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.73%) Fintech
10 1 (0.73%) FMCG
10 1 (0.73%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.73%) New Media
10 1 (0.73%) Photography
10 1 (0.73%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 13 (9.49%) Linux
2 5 (3.65%) CentOS
2 5 (3.65%) Ubuntu
3 3 (2.19%) Windows
3 3 (2.19%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.73%) Android
4 1 (0.73%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (47.45%) Analytics
2 49 (35.77%) Digital Marketing
3 43 (31.39%) Web Development
4 41 (29.93%) E-Commerce
5 32 (23.36%) Pay per click
6 29 (21.17%) MVC
7 19 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (8.76%) Content Management
8 12 (8.76%) Email Marketing
8 12 (8.76%) Front End Development
9 9 (6.57%) Link Building
9 9 (6.57%) SDLC
9 9 (6.57%) Web Design
10 8 (5.84%) Content Writing
10 8 (5.84%) OO
11 7 (5.11%) CRM
11 7 (5.11%) Online Marketing
11 7 (5.11%) Open Source
12 6 (4.38%) Campaign Management
12 6 (4.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (31.39%) JavaScript
2 36 (26.28%) PHP
3 21 (15.33%) C#
4 12 (8.76%) SQL
5 4 (2.92%) VB.NET
6 3 (2.19%) Java
7 1 (0.73%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.73%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (18.25%) Degree
2 1 (0.73%) BC Cleared
2 1 (0.73%) DBS Check
2 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (0.73%) PMP
2 1 (0.73%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.19%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (3.65%) cPanel
Vendors
1 70 (51.09%) Google
2 22 (16.06%) Twitter
3 21 (15.33%) Facebook
4 10 (7.30%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.30%) Zend
5 6 (4.38%) Adobe
6 5 (3.65%) Omniture
7 1 (0.73%) Pardot
7 1 (0.73%) Siemens
7 1 (0.73%) Yahoo!
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