The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank - 87 76
Permanent jobs citing SEO 0 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales - 0.67% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.84% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 0 8 6
Average salary - £32,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
SEO
Wales

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 Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
808 949 691
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 75.73% 78.95% 73.67%
Number of salaries quoted 711 850 616
Average salary £36,000 £35,065 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

SEO
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

SEO Salary Trend in South Wales

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Top 29 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) Facebook
1 5 (100.00%) Twitter
2 4 (80.00%) Symfony
2 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (80.00%) Google
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (60.00%) Subversion
3 3 (60.00%) Content Management
3 3 (60.00%) Back Office
3 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) jQuery
3 3 (60.00%) Social Network
3 3 (60.00%) GitHub
4 1 (20.00%) PHP5
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) Social Media
4 1 (20.00%) Kindle
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (20.00%) CMS

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Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 1 (20.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (80.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (60.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (60.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) PHP Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Development Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) Symfony
3 3 (60.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Social Network
2 1 (20.00%) Social Media
2 1 (20.00%) Kindle
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (60.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) PHP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Facebook
1 5 (100.00%) Twitter
2 4 (80.00%) Google