The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 85 88 96
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Permanent jobs citing SEO 18 13 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.31% 1.05% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.30% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 18 12 3
Average salary £25,000 £33,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.24% +10.00%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
SEO
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1111 1002 928
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 80.74% 81.27% 74.36%
Number of salaries quoted 917 848 826
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,750 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

SEO
Salary Trend in Wales

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

SEO Salary Trend in Wales

SEO
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SEO across the Wales region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

SEO Salary Histogram in Wales

SEO
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Wales region over the 3 months to 5 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
South Wales +6 16 £25,000 -23.07%
North Wales -10 2 £38,750 +10.69%
SEO
UK

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the 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 17 (89.47%) HTML
2 16 (84.21%) CSS
3 14 (73.68%) Marketing
4 13 (68.42%) jQuery
4 13 (68.42%) JavaScript
5 11 (57.89%) Adobe
5 11 (57.89%) Digital Media
6 5 (26.32%) HTML5
7 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (15.79%) PHP
8 3 (15.79%) MVC
8 3 (15.79%) Social Media
8 3 (15.79%) User Experience
8 3 (15.79%) Backbone.js
8 3 (15.79%) Ember.js
8 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
9 2 (10.53%) Grunt
9 2 (10.53%) Bower
9 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (10.53%) Sass
9 2 (10.53%) LESS
9 2 (10.53%) Graceful Degradation
9 2 (10.53%) Mobile Development
9 2 (10.53%) Finance
9 2 (10.53%) SQL
9 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
9 2 (10.53%) .NET
9 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
9 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the 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 2 (10.53%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) Joomla!
2 1 (5.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
1 2 (10.53%) Subversion
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (10.53%) Mercurial
1 2 (10.53%) Grunt
1 2 (10.53%) Bower
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 14 (73.68%) Marketing
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Multimedia
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Developer
2 10 (52.63%) Front-End Developer
3 9 (47.37%) Web Developer
4 7 (36.84%) Graduate
4 7 (36.84%) Front-End Web Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Designer
5 2 (10.53%) UI Programmer
5 2 (10.53%) UI Developer
5 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Web Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) SEO Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (89.47%) HTML
2 16 (84.21%) CSS
3 13 (68.42%) jQuery
4 5 (26.32%) HTML5
5 3 (15.79%) Backbone.js
5 3 (15.79%) Ember.js
5 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
6 2 (10.53%) Sass
6 2 (10.53%) LESS
6 2 (10.53%) Google Maps API
6 2 (10.53%) Entity Framework
6 2 (10.53%) REST
6 2 (10.53%) CSS3
6 2 (10.53%) WebSockets
6 2 (10.53%) Ajax
6 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
6 2 (10.53%) .NET
6 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) Digital Media
2 3 (15.79%) User Experience
2 3 (15.79%) Social Media
3 2 (10.53%) N-Tier
4 1 (5.26%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.79%) MVC
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
3 2 (10.53%) Progressive Enhancement
3 2 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (10.53%) Graceful Degradation
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (10.53%) Web Usability
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile Development
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Market Research
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.26%) Web Design
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) PHP
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
3 2 (10.53%) C#
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Adobe
2 2 (10.53%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft