The table below looks at the statistics for the SEO Consultant role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SEO Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Consultant
Rank 891 927 885
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -42
Permanent jobs requiring an SEO Consultant 12 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.001% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.001% 0.005%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 4
Average salary £38,750 £40,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.12% +56.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £40,000 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £34,050
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 - £25,000

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
104868 109684 105271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.59% 94.79%
Number of salaries quoted 85928 88706 87993
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,450 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

SEO Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SEO Consultant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

SEO Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SEO Consultant
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SEO Consultant within the UK.

SEO Consultant Salary Trend in the UK

SEO Consultant
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SEO Consultant over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 within the UK.

SEO Consultant Salary Histogram in the UK

SEO Consultant
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SEO Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 1 April 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
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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
England +43 10 £38,750 -3.12%
London -9 5 £27,500 -31.25%
Kent - 5 £45,000 -
South East - 5 £45,000 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
City of London - 1 £30,500 -

SEO Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited SEO Consultant in their job title 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 with SEO Consultant in their job title.

1 46 (100.00%) SEO
2 35 (76.09%) Analytics
3 34 (73.91%) Marketing
4 26 (56.52%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (54.35%) Project Management
5 25 (54.35%) Social Media
6 20 (43.48%) Time Management
6 20 (43.48%) Online Marketing
7 13 (28.26%) Web Analytics
8 12 (26.09%) HTML
8 12 (26.09%) Content Management
9 10 (21.74%) Google
10 9 (19.57%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (17.39%) Publishing
11 8 (17.39%) Google Analytics
12 7 (15.22%) Finance
12 7 (15.22%) Pay per click
12 7 (15.22%) Technical Analysis
13 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
13 5 (10.87%) PHP
13 5 (10.87%) MS Office
13 5 (10.87%) CSS
13 5 (10.87%) XML
13 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
13 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
13 5 (10.87%) Advertising
13 5 (10.87%) MS PowerPoint
13 5 (10.87%) Web Development
13 5 (10.87%) Mentoring
14 4 (8.70%) Internet

SEO Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited SEO Consultant in their job title 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 with SEO Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Office
1 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
1 5 (10.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Internet
General
1 34 (73.91%) Marketing
2 8 (17.39%) Publishing
3 7 (15.22%) Finance
4 5 (10.87%) Advertising
5 2 (4.35%) Games
5 2 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) HTML
2 5 (10.87%) CSS
2 5 (10.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (56.52%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (54.35%) Social Media
3 3 (6.52%) Blog
3 3 (6.52%) User Experience
4 2 (4.35%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (100.00%) SEO
2 35 (76.09%) Analytics
3 25 (54.35%) Project Management
4 20 (43.48%) Time Management
4 20 (43.48%) Online Marketing
5 13 (28.26%) Web Analytics
6 12 (26.09%) Content Management
7 9 (19.57%) Digital Marketing
8 7 (15.22%) Technical Analysis
8 7 (15.22%) Pay per click
9 5 (10.87%) Web Development
9 5 (10.87%) Mentoring
10 4 (8.70%) Line Management
10 4 (8.70%) Internet Marketing
11 2 (4.35%) Migration
11 2 (4.35%) CRM
12 1 (2.17%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
1 5 (10.87%) PHP
Vendors
1 10 (21.74%) Google
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft