The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 244 195 185
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -10
Permanent jobs citing SEO 215 300 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.01% 1.32% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.64% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 155 218 275
Average salary £33,000 £37,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.81% +13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,850 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17363 18317 17261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.90% 80.45% 78.07%
Number of salaries quoted 13860 14435 14084
Average salary £47,000 £45,000 £43,670
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.44% +3.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +6.25%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SEO across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SEO
Salary Trend in the South East

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

SEO Salary Trend in the South East

SEO
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SEO across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

SEO Salary Histogram in the South East

SEO
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 March 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
Berkshire +34 80 £45,000 +17.64% 11
Surrey -53 29 £35,000 -17.64% 3
Hampshire -20 23 £27,500 -18.51% 3
Oxfordshire -7 22 £30,000 -20.00% 4
East Sussex -19 18 £30,000 -7.69% 4
Buckinghamshire +11 17 £33,000 -2.94% 2
Kent +17 14 £39,250 +30.83% 1
Sussex +3 7 - -
West Sussex -43 5 £32,500 -23.52% 3
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 236 (55.01%) HTML
2 235 (54.78%) Marketing
3 212 (49.42%) CSS
4 178 (41.49%) JavaScript
5 146 (34.03%) Analytics
6 142 (33.10%) E-Commerce
7 133 (31.00%) jQuery
8 132 (30.77%) CMS
9 110 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
10 101 (23.54%) User Experience
11 100 (23.31%) Digital Marketing
12 99 (23.08%) Google
13 98 (22.84%) PHP
14 94 (21.91%) Social Media
15 90 (20.98%) HTML5
15 90 (20.98%) Pay per click
16 88 (20.51%) Photoshop
17 81 (18.88%) MySQL
18 79 (18.41%) Degree
18 79 (18.41%) Google Analytics
19 76 (17.72%) Project Management
20 69 (16.08%) CSS3
21 67 (15.62%) Analytical Skills
21 67 (15.62%) Content Management
22 64 (14.92%) Web Development
23 60 (13.99%) XML
24 59 (13.75%) Online Marketing
25 55 (12.82%) Adobe
25 55 (12.82%) Web Design
26 53 (12.35%) MVC

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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
1 132 (30.77%) CMS
2 36 (8.39%) WordPress
3 19 (4.43%) Joomla!
4 17 (3.96%) SharePoint
5 16 (3.73%) IIS
6 15 (3.50%) Confluence
6 15 (3.50%) Tomcat
7 11 (2.56%) Drupal
8 9 (2.10%) Umbraco
8 9 (2.10%) Apache
8 9 (2.10%) Sitecore CMS
9 8 (1.86%) Node.js
10 7 (1.63%) ColdFusion
11 4 (0.93%) Railo
12 3 (0.70%) Magnolia
12 3 (0.70%) Kentico
13 2 (0.47%) nginx
13 2 (0.47%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.47%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 88 (20.51%) Photoshop
2 51 (11.89%) MS Excel
3 30 (6.99%) Adobe Illustrator
4 21 (4.90%) MS Office
5 15 (3.50%) MS Visio
5 15 (3.50%) Fireworks
5 15 (3.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (2.10%) OmniGraffle
7 7 (1.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 4 (0.93%) InDesign
9 3 (0.70%) Adobe After Effects
10 2 (0.47%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 79 (18.41%) Google Analytics
2 17 (3.96%) Magento
3 6 (1.40%) WebTrends
4 2 (0.47%) SiteCatalyst
4 2 (0.47%) Shopify
4 2 (0.47%) CubeCart
5 1 (0.23%) Radian6
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.36%) SaaS
2 4 (0.93%) MailChimp
3 3 (0.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 40 (9.32%) Internet
2 15 (3.50%) DNS
3 9 (2.10%) Wireless
4 4 (0.93%) HTTP
5 3 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.70%) SSL
5 3 (0.70%) Intranet
5 3 (0.70%) SSH
6 2 (0.47%) SMS
6 2 (0.47%) DHCP
7 1 (0.23%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (18.88%) MySQL
2 21 (4.90%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.33%) MS Access
4 9 (2.10%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.93%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.70%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.47%) Redis
8 1 (0.23%) Big Data
8 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.23%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 44 (10.26%) Subversion
2 25 (5.83%) Git (software)
3 24 (5.59%) JIRA
4 19 (4.43%) JUnit
5 15 (3.50%) Axure RP
6 11 (2.56%) Dreamweaver
7 10 (2.33%) Eclipse
8 9 (2.10%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.63%) Ant
9 7 (1.63%) Firebug
10 6 (1.40%) Jenkins
11 5 (1.17%) Xdebug
12 4 (0.93%) Grunt
12 4 (0.93%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.70%) Sublime Text
14 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
14 2 (0.47%) Maven
15 1 (0.23%) NetBeans
15 1 (0.23%) ReSharper
General
1 235 (54.78%) Marketing
2 49 (11.42%) Retail
3 47 (10.96%) Finance
4 38 (8.86%) Advertising
5 20 (4.66%) Publishing
6 16 (3.73%) Banking
7 15 (3.50%) Telecoms
8 10 (2.33%) Games
9 8 (1.86%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.40%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.93%) French Language
12 3 (0.70%) Local Government
12 3 (0.70%) Back Office
13 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.23%) German Language
13 1 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 162 (37.76%) Developer
2 107 (24.94%) Web Developer
3 35 (8.16%) Designer
4 33 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
5 30 (6.99%) PPC Specialist
5 30 (6.99%) PPC Manager
5 30 (6.99%) PPC Analyst
5 30 (6.99%) PPC Executive
5 30 (6.99%) Senior Developer
5 30 (6.99%) PHP Developer
6 24 (5.59%) Web Designer
7 23 (5.36%) PHP Web Developer
8 22 (5.13%) Marketing Executive
9 21 (4.90%) Consultant
10 20 (4.66%) Analyst
10 20 (4.66%) SEO Consultant
11 17 (3.96%) Architect
12 16 (3.73%) Project Manager
12 16 (3.73%) Marketing Assistant
13 15 (3.50%) Digital Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (55.01%) HTML
2 212 (49.42%) CSS
3 133 (31.00%) jQuery
4 90 (20.98%) HTML5
5 69 (16.08%) CSS3
6 60 (13.99%) XML
7 49 (11.42%) .NET
8 36 (8.39%) ASP.NET
9 22 (5.13%) Ajax
10 21 (4.90%) JSP
10 21 (4.90%) XHTML
11 17 (3.96%) .NET Framework
12 16 (3.73%) Web Services
13 15 (3.50%) Spring
14 11 (2.56%) XSD
14 11 (2.56%) Spring MVC
14 11 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (2.10%) JSON
15 9 (2.10%) Middleware
16 8 (1.86%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 101 (23.54%) User Experience
2 94 (21.91%) Social Media
3 67 (15.62%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (10.26%) W3C
5 27 (6.29%) Graphic Design
6 23 (5.36%) Copywriting
7 21 (4.90%) Mathematics
7 21 (4.90%) iPad
8 19 (4.43%) Computer Science
9 13 (3.03%) Mobile App
10 11 (2.56%) Blog
10 11 (2.56%) FMCG
11 9 (2.10%) Taxonomies
12 8 (1.86%) Physics
12 8 (1.86%) Digital Media
13 6 (1.40%) Management Information System
14 5 (1.17%) BBC
15 4 (0.93%) Open Source
16 3 (0.70%) NHS
17 2 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.29%) Windows
2 16 (3.73%) Android
2 16 (3.73%) Apple iOS
3 15 (3.50%) Linux
4 14 (3.26%) UNIX
5 11 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (34.03%) Analytics
2 142 (33.10%) E-Commerce
3 110 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
4 100 (23.31%) Digital Marketing
5 90 (20.98%) Pay per click
6 76 (17.72%) Project Management
7 67 (15.62%) Content Management
8 64 (14.92%) Web Development
9 59 (13.75%) Online Marketing
10 55 (12.82%) Web Design
11 53 (12.35%) MVC
12 40 (9.32%) Responsive Web Design
13 38 (8.86%) Time Management
14 34 (7.93%) Mentoring
15 33 (7.69%) B2C
16 28 (6.53%) B2B
17 27 (6.29%) OOP
17 27 (6.29%) OO
17 27 (6.29%) Web Analytics
18 26 (6.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 178 (41.49%) JavaScript
2 98 (22.84%) PHP
3 53 (12.35%) SQL
4 40 (9.32%) C#
5 32 (7.46%) Java
6 10 (2.33%) PHP5
7 9 (2.10%) VB
8 7 (1.63%) Ruby
9 5 (1.17%) Perl
10 4 (0.93%) Python
11 3 (0.70%) C
12 2 (0.47%) COBOL
12 2 (0.47%) XQuery
12 2 (0.47%) XPath
13 1 (0.23%) Groovy
13 1 (0.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 79 (18.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.96%) QA
2 3 (0.70%) SLA
3 2 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.47%) Ansible
1 2 (0.47%) cPanel
Vendors
1 99 (23.08%) Google
2 55 (12.82%) Adobe
3 46 (10.72%) Microsoft
4 25 (5.83%) Facebook
5 18 (4.20%) hybris
6 15 (3.50%) Sitecore
7 10 (2.33%) Twitter
8 9 (2.10%) Omniture
9 8 (1.86%) Business Objects
10 6 (1.40%) Cisco
10 6 (1.40%) HP
10 6 (1.40%) Dell
10 6 (1.40%) VMware
10 6 (1.40%) Zend
11 3 (0.70%) Percussion
11 3 (0.70%) Tealeaf
11 3 (0.70%) Tableau
12 2 (0.47%) iRise
12 2 (0.47%) Citrix
12 2 (0.47%) TIBCO
Milton Keynes
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reigate
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Coal IT Services
Salary: £35,000 per annum Plus Excellent Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
St. Leonards-On-Sea, East Sussex
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £28k per year + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hastings
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £28k per year + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Simplified Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum Dependent on Experience + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Three
Salary: Highly Competitive + 20% Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Engage PSG
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Engage PSG
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: + benefits package.
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + Pension and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Engage PSG
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Company Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancing, West Sussex
ACS Performance
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancing, West Sussex
ACS Performance
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-45,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Modis International - London
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + (dependent on experience)
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £21,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago