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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 96 87 77
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Permanent jobs citing SEO 2 8 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.15% 0.61% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.81% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 7
Average salary £40,000 £31,250 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.00% +20.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £25,250 £23,700
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £39,750 £28,100
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -1.58%
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
934 984 718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 72.35% 75.23% 70.25%
Number of salaries quoted 821 877 647
Average salary £35,250 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,450
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,550 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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 -2 2 £40,000 +23.07% 2
SEO
UK

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 12 (92.31%) HTML
2 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
3 10 (76.92%) CSS
4 9 (69.23%) SQL
5 8 (61.54%) .NET
5 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
5 8 (61.54%) jQuery
6 7 (53.85%) HTML5
6 7 (53.85%) PHP
7 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
7 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (46.15%) Facebook
7 6 (46.15%) Twitter
8 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (38.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (38.46%) Ajax
8 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
8 5 (38.46%) Symfony
8 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (38.46%) C#
8 5 (38.46%) T-SQL
8 5 (38.46%) N-Tier
9 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (30.77%) Google
9 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
10 3 (23.08%) GitHub

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 3 (23.08%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (7.69%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Visual Studio
2 6 (46.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (23.08%) Subversion
5 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (23.08%) Back Office
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) Lead Developer
2 5 (38.46%) PHP Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Software Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior PHP Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Marketing Executive
5 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing Executive
5 1 (7.69%) Development Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (92.31%) HTML
2 10 (76.92%) CSS
3 8 (61.54%) .NET
3 8 (61.54%) jQuery
4 7 (53.85%) HTML5
5 6 (46.15%) ASP.NET
6 5 (38.46%) Ajax
6 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
6 5 (38.46%) Symfony
6 5 (38.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (15.38%) CSS3
8 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) N-Tier
2 3 (23.08%) Social Network
2 3 (23.08%) Social Media
3 2 (15.38%) Kindle
4 1 (7.69%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (23.08%) Content Management
4 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Competitor Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Analytics
5 1 (7.69%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) OO
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) PHP
3 5 (38.46%) T-SQL
3 5 (38.46%) C#
4 2 (15.38%) PHP5
5 1 (7.69%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Facebook
1 6 (46.15%) Twitter
2 4 (30.77%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) Sitecore
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) JD Edwards