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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 235 195 208
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +13
Permanent jobs citing SEO 227 319 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.11% 1.39% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.74% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 167 217 213
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,750 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-5.51% +5.83%
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
16813 18369 17235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.56% 80.15% 76.66%
Number of salaries quoted 13364 14667 14060
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 29 May 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 29 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
Berkshire +33 66 £43,000 +14.66% 13
Surrey +5 53 £40,000 +6.66% 8
Oxfordshire +12 28 £30,000 -6.25% 4
East Sussex +1 26 £30,000 -25.00% 5
Kent -2 21 £37,500 +21.95% 5
Hampshire -32 15 £23,000 -26.98% 3
West Sussex -3 6 £40,000 +14.28%
Buckinghamshire -5 6 £31,500 -7.35% 1
Middlesex +7 2 £35,000 -12.50%
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 262 (60.51%) Marketing
2 237 (54.73%) HTML
3 206 (47.58%) CSS
4 173 (39.95%) JavaScript
5 146 (33.72%) E-Commerce
6 132 (30.48%) CMS
6 132 (30.48%) Analytics
7 118 (27.25%) jQuery
8 113 (26.10%) Digital Marketing
8 113 (26.10%) Pay per click
9 109 (25.17%) User Experience
10 99 (22.86%) Social Media
11 93 (21.48%) PHP
12 91 (21.02%) Google
13 85 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
14 83 (19.17%) HTML5
15 80 (18.48%) Photoshop
16 78 (18.01%) Content Management
17 77 (17.78%) Degree
18 75 (17.32%) MySQL
19 73 (16.86%) SQL
20 71 (16.40%) Project Management
21 70 (16.17%) Adobe
22 69 (15.94%) Google Analytics
23 66 (15.24%) Web Development
24 60 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
25 59 (13.63%) XML
26 58 (13.39%) CSS3
27 54 (12.47%) Online Marketing
28 53 (12.24%) Retail

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (30.48%) CMS
2 39 (9.01%) WordPress
3 19 (4.39%) Joomla!
4 14 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
5 13 (3.00%) Kentico
6 12 (2.77%) IIS
6 12 (2.77%) Tomcat
6 12 (2.77%) Drupal
7 9 (2.08%) Apache
8 8 (1.85%) Node.js
9 6 (1.39%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.92%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.69%) Magnolia
12 3 (0.69%) Confluence
12 3 (0.69%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.46%) nginx
13 2 (0.46%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.23%) Railo
14 1 (0.23%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 80 (18.48%) Photoshop
2 49 (11.32%) MS Excel
3 29 (6.70%) Adobe Illustrator
4 22 (5.08%) MS Office
5 17 (3.93%) Fireworks
6 16 (3.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 15 (3.46%) MS PowerPoint
7 15 (3.46%) MS Visio
8 10 (2.31%) InDesign
9 9 (2.08%) OmniGraffle
10 7 (1.62%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.46%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 18 (4.16%) Magento
2 3 (0.69%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.46%) Shopify
3 2 (0.46%) CubeCart
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 69 (15.94%) Google Analytics
2 26 (6.00%) SaaS
3 6 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.92%) MailChimp
5 3 (0.69%) GitHub
6 2 (0.46%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 50 (11.55%) Internet
2 19 (4.39%) DNS
3 13 (3.00%) Intranet
4 11 (2.54%) Wireless
5 8 (1.85%) Broadband
6 4 (0.92%) HTTP
6 4 (0.92%) SSL
6 4 (0.92%) SSH
7 3 (0.69%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.46%) DHCP
9 1 (0.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (17.32%) MySQL
2 27 (6.24%) SQL Server
3 18 (4.16%) Relational Database
4 11 (2.54%) MS Access
5 10 (2.31%) RDBMS
6 8 (1.85%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.39%) Redis
8 4 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.92%) Big Data
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 45 (10.39%) Subversion
2 20 (4.62%) Axure RP
2 20 (4.62%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.00%) Jenkins
3 13 (3.00%) Visual Studio
3 13 (3.00%) Ant
4 11 (2.54%) JIRA
5 10 (2.31%) Eclipse
6 8 (1.85%) Grunt
7 7 (1.62%) JUnit
8 6 (1.39%) Dreamweaver
8 6 (1.39%) Maven
9 3 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.46%) TortoiseSVN
11 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.23%) NetBeans
11 1 (0.23%) ReSharper
General
1 262 (60.51%) Marketing
2 53 (12.24%) Retail
3 52 (12.01%) Finance
4 44 (10.16%) Advertising
5 21 (4.85%) Telecoms
6 15 (3.46%) Publishing
7 11 (2.54%) Banking
7 11 (2.54%) Multimedia
8 10 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 5 (1.15%) French Language
9 5 (1.15%) Games
10 3 (0.69%) Local Government
11 2 (0.46%) Back Office
11 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.46%) German Language
12 1 (0.23%) Portuguese Language
12 1 (0.23%) Billing
12 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 149 (34.41%) Developer
2 99 (22.86%) Web Developer
3 43 (9.93%) PPC Specialist
3 43 (9.93%) PPC Manager
3 43 (9.93%) PPC Analyst
3 43 (9.93%) PPC Executive
4 36 (8.31%) PHP Developer
5 31 (7.16%) Designer
6 27 (6.24%) Front-End Developer
7 24 (5.54%) Senior Developer
7 24 (5.54%) Architect
8 23 (5.31%) Marketing Executive
9 21 (4.85%) Account Manager
10 20 (4.62%) PHP Web Developer
11 19 (4.39%) Web Designer
11 19 (4.39%) Consultant
12 18 (4.16%) Marketing Manager
13 17 (3.93%) Analyst
14 15 (3.46%) Marketing Assistant
15 14 (3.23%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 237 (54.73%) HTML
2 206 (47.58%) CSS
3 118 (27.25%) jQuery
4 83 (19.17%) HTML5
5 59 (13.63%) XML
6 58 (13.39%) CSS3
7 43 (9.93%) .NET
8 30 (6.93%) Ajax
9 29 (6.70%) Web Services
10 27 (6.24%) XHTML
11 25 (5.77%) ASP.NET
12 14 (3.23%) .NET Framework
12 14 (3.23%) Sass
12 14 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 12 (2.77%) JSP
13 12 (2.77%) Spring
13 12 (2.77%) LESS
14 10 (2.31%) Servlets
14 10 (2.31%) JSON
14 10 (2.31%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 109 (25.17%) User Experience
2 99 (22.86%) Social Media
3 60 (13.86%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (7.85%) W3C
5 27 (6.24%) Copywriting
6 24 (5.54%) Graphic Design
7 22 (5.08%) Mobile App
8 20 (4.62%) Mathematics
9 16 (3.70%) Digital Media
9 16 (3.70%) Computer Science
10 14 (3.23%) Blog
11 10 (2.31%) FMCG
12 9 (2.08%) iPad
12 9 (2.08%) Smartphone
12 9 (2.08%) Taxonomies
13 7 (1.62%) Physics
14 6 (1.39%) Management Information System
14 6 (1.39%) Visualisation
15 5 (1.15%) Life Science
16 4 (0.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.77%) Windows
1 25 (5.77%) Linux
2 17 (3.93%) Android
2 17 (3.93%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.39%) UNIX
3 6 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (33.72%) E-Commerce
2 132 (30.48%) Analytics
3 113 (26.10%) Digital Marketing
3 113 (26.10%) Pay per click
4 85 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (18.01%) Content Management
6 71 (16.40%) Project Management
7 66 (15.24%) Web Development
8 54 (12.47%) Online Marketing
9 41 (9.47%) B2B
9 41 (9.47%) Web Design
10 36 (8.31%) OO
11 32 (7.39%) Responsive Web Design
12 29 (6.70%) B2C
13 28 (6.47%) CRM
14 27 (6.24%) OOP
15 25 (5.77%) MVC
16 24 (5.54%) Email Marketing
16 24 (5.54%) Time Management
17 23 (5.31%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 173 (39.95%) JavaScript
2 93 (21.48%) PHP
3 73 (16.86%) SQL
4 41 (9.47%) Java
5 37 (8.55%) C#
6 11 (2.54%) VB
7 7 (1.62%) Ruby
7 7 (1.62%) Python
8 6 (1.39%) COBOL
8 6 (1.39%) XQuery
8 6 (1.39%) XPath
8 6 (1.39%) PHP5
9 3 (0.69%) C
10 1 (0.23%) Scala
10 1 (0.23%) Groovy
10 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (17.78%) Degree
2 1 (0.23%) HNC
2 1 (0.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.08%) QA
2 4 (0.92%) SLA
2 4 (0.92%) WCAG
3 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (0.92%) Docker
2 2 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.39%) Ansible
2 4 (0.92%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.23%) cPanel
Vendors
1 91 (21.02%) Google
2 70 (16.17%) Adobe
3 45 (10.39%) Microsoft
4 26 (6.00%) Facebook
5 20 (4.62%) Sitecore
6 18 (4.16%) hybris
7 14 (3.23%) Twitter
8 10 (2.31%) Omniture
9 7 (1.62%) Business Objects
10 6 (1.39%) Cisco
10 6 (1.39%) HP
10 6 (1.39%) Dell
10 6 (1.39%) VMware
10 6 (1.39%) iRise
10 6 (1.39%) Marketo
11 5 (1.15%) Oracle
12 4 (0.92%) SAP
12 4 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.69%) Percussion
14 2 (0.46%) TIBCO
Kent
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 1 hour ago
Waterlooville, Hampshire
Design Image
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum £40-50k + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: £25-28k + benefits package.
Posted: 6 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £58,000 per annum £45-59k + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Godalming, Surrey
ETS Technical Selection Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 25 days + bankholidays + birthday off
Posted: 7 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Engage PSG
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Propel London Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits Competitive bonus package
Posted: 2 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £58,000 per annum + 29 days holiday + pension + share
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £58,000 per annum £45-58k + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cobham, Surrey
TEKsystems
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
The People Network
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum, Benefits Flexible working hours
Posted: 4 days ago