The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 9 15 8
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Permanent jobs citing SEO 7 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sussex 11.67% 2.08% 6.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.89% 2.86% 10.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £36,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £33,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +4.76%
SEO
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Sussex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
47 35 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sussex 78.33% 72.92% 64.52%
Number of salaries quoted 27 31 17
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Sussex

SEO
Salary Trend in Sussex

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

SEO Salary Trend in Sussex

SEO
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Sussex

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Sussex 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 9 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 9 (100.00%) Retail
1 9 (100.00%) Content Management
1 9 (100.00%) Omniture
2 8 (88.89%) CMS
2 8 (88.89%) User Experience
3 7 (77.78%) FMCG
3 7 (77.78%) Mentoring
3 7 (77.78%) Coaching
3 7 (77.78%) HTML
3 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
3 7 (77.78%) Photoshop
3 7 (77.78%) Apache Flex
4 2 (22.22%) E-business
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Marketing

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Sussex 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 8 (88.89%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Photoshop
General
1 9 (100.00%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Webmaster
2 7 (77.78%) E-Commerce Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Manager
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) HTML
1 7 (77.78%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) User Experience
2 7 (77.78%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) E-Commerce
1 9 (100.00%) Content Management
2 7 (77.78%) Mentoring
2 7 (77.78%) Coaching
3 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
3 2 (22.22%) E-business
4 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Omniture