The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT jobs advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 62 57 62
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Permanent jobs citing SEO 6 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 1.10% 0.78% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.02% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 2
Average salary £21,500 £23,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.51% -11.32%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £31,250 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
SEO
Hertfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
449 294 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Watford 82.69% 76.76% 81.33%
Number of salaries quoted 312 218 199
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,500 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

SEO
Salary Trend in Watford

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

SEO Salary Trend in Watford

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 13 (81.25%) HTML
1 13 (81.25%) JavaScript
1 13 (81.25%) CSS
1 13 (81.25%) HTML5
1 13 (81.25%) CSS3
2 9 (56.25%) Ajax
3 8 (50.00%) Marketing
4 6 (37.50%) CMS
4 6 (37.50%) PHP
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Degree
4 6 (37.50%) WordPress
4 6 (37.50%) Semantic Web
4 6 (37.50%) Information Architecture
4 6 (37.50%) User Experience
4 6 (37.50%) Node.js
5 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
6 4 (25.00%) MySQL
6 4 (25.00%) Photoshop
6 4 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (25.00%) Web Design
6 4 (25.00%) Advertising
6 4 (25.00%) PHP5
6 4 (25.00%) jQuery
6 4 (25.00%) Magento
6 4 (25.00%) Social Media
6 4 (25.00%) Social Media Marketing
6 4 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (18.75%) Analytics
7 3 (18.75%) Web Development

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Watford 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 6 (37.50%) CMS
1 6 (37.50%) WordPress
1 6 (37.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Photoshop
1 4 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (50.00%) Marketing
2 4 (25.00%) Advertising
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 9 (56.25%) Front-End Developer
3 8 (50.00%) Web Developer
4 6 (37.50%) Senior Developer
4 6 (37.50%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (6.25%) SEO Executive
6 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
6 1 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) HTML
1 13 (81.25%) CSS
1 13 (81.25%) HTML5
1 13 (81.25%) CSS3
2 9 (56.25%) Ajax
3 4 (25.00%) jQuery
4 3 (18.75%) JSON
4 3 (18.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Semantic Web
1 6 (37.50%) User Experience
2 4 (25.00%) Social Media
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (37.50%) Information Architecture
2 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
3 4 (25.00%) Web Design
3 4 (25.00%) Social Media Marketing
3 4 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 3 (18.75%) Analytics
4 3 (18.75%) Web Development
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (6.25%) Marketing Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) JavaScript
2 6 (37.50%) PHP
3 4 (25.00%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Degree