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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 177 167 204
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +37
Permanent jobs citing SEO 66 56 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.11% 1.05% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.28% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 66 48 21
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,250 £21,700 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £38,950 £33,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £33,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +4.76%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4962 4358 4309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.19% 81.75% 78.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4156 3642 3813
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SEO
Salary Trend in the South West

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

SEO Salary Trend in the South West

SEO
Salary Histogram in the South West

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

SEO Salary Histogram in the South West

SEO
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the South West region over the 3 months to 3 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
Dorset -5 28 £29,250 +14.70% 6
Devon - 17 £19,000 - 2
Bristol -12 10 £28,750 +8.49% 4
Wiltshire -16 5 £39,000 +30.00%
Gloucestershire -8 3 £33,500 -9.45% 2
Somerset +2 1 £23,000 -29.23%
Cornwall -9 1 £27,500 +30.95% 1
SEO
England

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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.

1 125 (86.81%) HTML
2 115 (79.86%) CSS
3 94 (65.28%) JavaScript
4 62 (43.06%) Marketing
5 57 (39.58%) PHP
6 56 (38.89%) jQuery
7 52 (36.11%) Analytics
8 47 (32.64%) HTML5
8 47 (32.64%) Google Analytics
8 47 (32.64%) Google
8 47 (32.64%) Web Design
9 42 (29.17%) MySQL
10 41 (28.47%) Degree
11 40 (27.78%) Web Development
11 40 (27.78%) CMS
12 36 (25.00%) Adobe
13 35 (24.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 34 (23.61%) Pay per click
15 32 (22.22%) User Experience
16 31 (21.53%) Responsive Web Design
17 29 (20.14%) E-Commerce
18 28 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
19 27 (18.75%) .NET
20 26 (18.06%) Digital Marketing
21 25 (17.36%) XML
22 24 (16.67%) Photoshop
22 24 (16.67%) WordPress
22 24 (16.67%) Social Media
23 23 (15.97%) CSS3
23 23 (15.97%) Internet

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the South West 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 40 (27.78%) CMS
2 24 (16.67%) WordPress
3 10 (6.94%) Drupal
3 10 (6.94%) nginx
4 9 (6.25%) Apache
5 3 (2.08%) IIS
5 3 (2.08%) Joomla!
5 3 (2.08%) Moodle
6 2 (1.39%) Node.js
6 2 (1.39%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.69%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.69%) Kentico
Applications
1 35 (24.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 24 (16.67%) Photoshop
3 9 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (2.78%) MS Office
5 3 (2.08%) MS Project
6 2 (1.39%) MS Excel
6 2 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.69%) InDesign
7 1 (0.69%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 47 (32.64%) Google Analytics
2 7 (4.86%) Magento
3 2 (1.39%) Summit
4 1 (0.69%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (3.47%) GitHub
2 3 (2.08%) SaaS
3 1 (0.69%) MailChimp
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.97%) Internet
2 5 (3.47%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (29.17%) MySQL
2 13 (9.03%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.47%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (6.94%) Subversion
2 8 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.78%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (1.39%) PhantomJS
4 2 (1.39%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (1.39%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.69%) Grunt
5 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 62 (43.06%) Marketing
2 14 (9.72%) Retail
3 10 (6.94%) Games
4 5 (3.47%) Finance
5 2 (1.39%) Back Office
6 1 (0.69%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.69%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) Advertising
6 1 (0.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 91 (63.19%) Developer
2 44 (30.56%) Web Developer
3 37 (25.69%) PHP Developer
4 20 (13.89%) Front-End Developer
5 15 (10.42%) Junior
5 15 (10.42%) Junior Developer
6 14 (9.72%) SEO Specialist
6 14 (9.72%) Marketing Executive
6 14 (9.72%) Digital Marketing Executive
7 13 (9.03%) Designer
8 11 (7.64%) Junior PHP Developer
9 9 (6.25%) PPC Manager
9 9 (6.25%) PPC Analyst
9 9 (6.25%) PPC Executive
9 9 (6.25%) Front-End Web Developer
9 9 (6.25%) PPC Specialist
9 9 (6.25%) Web Designer
10 8 (5.56%) Senior Developer
10 8 (5.56%) PHP Web Developer
10 8 (5.56%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (86.81%) HTML
2 115 (79.86%) CSS
3 56 (38.89%) jQuery
4 47 (32.64%) HTML5
5 27 (18.75%) .NET
6 25 (17.36%) XML
7 23 (15.97%) CSS3
8 17 (11.81%) Ajax
9 13 (9.03%) AngularJS
10 11 (7.64%) Sass
10 11 (7.64%) ASP.NET
11 9 (6.25%) Web Services
11 9 (6.25%) Flash
12 8 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 5 (3.47%) WCF
14 3 (2.08%) Zend Framework
14 3 (2.08%) CakePHP
14 3 (2.08%) JSON
14 3 (2.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 32 (22.22%) User Experience
2 24 (16.67%) Social Media
3 11 (7.64%) Blog
4 10 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (6.94%) Statistics
4 10 (6.94%) Graphic Design
5 4 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.78%) Visualisation
6 3 (2.08%) W3C
6 3 (2.08%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.39%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.69%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.72%) Linux
2 5 (3.47%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (36.11%) Analytics
2 47 (32.64%) Web Design
3 40 (27.78%) Web Development
4 34 (23.61%) Pay per click
5 31 (21.53%) Responsive Web Design
6 29 (20.14%) E-Commerce
7 28 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (18.06%) Digital Marketing
9 21 (14.58%) Project Management
10 20 (13.89%) Time Management
11 18 (12.50%) Online Marketing
11 18 (12.50%) MVC
12 14 (9.72%) Marketing Strategy
13 12 (8.33%) Scrum
13 12 (8.33%) Email Marketing
14 11 (7.64%) OO
14 11 (7.64%) Social Media Marketing
15 10 (6.94%) Data Management
16 8 (5.56%) Software Engineering
16 8 (5.56%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 94 (65.28%) JavaScript
2 57 (39.58%) PHP
3 17 (11.81%) SQL
3 17 (11.81%) PHP5
4 10 (6.94%) C#
5 8 (5.56%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.17%) Java
7 5 (3.47%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.39%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.69%) CoffeeScript
9 1 (0.69%) Golang
Qualifications
1 41 (28.47%) Degree
2 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.08%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.39%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) cPanel
Vendors
1 47 (32.64%) Google
2 36 (25.00%) Adobe
3 11 (7.64%) Facebook
4 6 (4.17%) Zend
5 5 (3.47%) Twitter
6 3 (2.08%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.69%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.69%) Ektron
7 1 (0.69%) Hitwise
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