The table below looks at the statistics for SEO skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
Rank 85 87 47
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -40
Permanent jobs citing SEO 16 6 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.39% 0.54% 4.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 0.70% 5.25%
Number of salaries quoted 12 6 56
Average salary £28,250 £31,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.60% -10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £22,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
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 West Sussex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
937 856 1256
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 81.62% 77.47% 82.58%
Number of salaries quoted 807 768 1091
Average salary £45,000 £44,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

SEO
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

SEO Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

SEO
Salary Trend in West Sussex

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

SEO Salary Trend in West Sussex

SEO
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SEO across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

SEO Salary Histogram in West Sussex

SEO
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Worthing - 3 £27,500 -
Crawley 0 2 - -
Haywards Heath -6 2 £32,500 -7.14%
Burgess Hill - 2 £30,000 -
Gatwick - 2 - -
SEO
South East

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the West 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 22 (66.67%) Analytics
2 19 (57.58%) Marketing
3 16 (48.48%) Pay per click
4 15 (45.45%) Google
5 13 (39.39%) Google Analytics
6 12 (36.36%) HTML
6 12 (36.36%) E-Commerce
7 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 11 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
8 10 (30.30%) User Experience
8 10 (30.30%) SQL
9 9 (27.27%) PHP
9 9 (27.27%) Social Media
10 8 (24.24%) Open Source
10 8 (24.24%) jQuery
10 8 (24.24%) Blog
10 8 (24.24%) Web Design
10 8 (24.24%) Data Analysis
11 7 (21.21%) Web Analytics
12 6 (18.18%) Linux
12 6 (18.18%) CSS
12 6 (18.18%) Web Development
12 6 (18.18%) Subversion
13 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (15.15%) CMS
13 5 (15.15%) Joomla!
13 5 (15.15%) XML
13 5 (15.15%) Photoshop
13 5 (15.15%) Java
13 5 (15.15%) C

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the West 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 5 (15.15%) CMS
1 5 (15.15%) Joomla!
1 5 (15.15%) Drupal
1 5 (15.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (39.39%) Google Analytics
2 2 (6.06%) WebTrends
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) MySQL
1 3 (9.09%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Subversion
2 5 (15.15%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.09%) PHPUnit
General
1 19 (57.58%) Marketing
2 3 (9.09%) Advertising
2 3 (9.09%) Games
3 2 (6.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Developer
3 7 (21.21%) PPC Specialist
3 7 (21.21%) PPC Manager
3 7 (21.21%) PPC Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) PPC Executive
3 7 (21.21%) Business Analyst
4 5 (15.15%) Web Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Designer
4 5 (15.15%) Web Designer
5 3 (9.09%) Junior Developer
5 3 (9.09%) PHP Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Junior Web Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Junior Web Designer
5 3 (9.09%) Web Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Junior Designer
5 3 (9.09%) Junior
5 3 (9.09%) SEO Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Web Analytics Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) HTML
2 8 (24.24%) jQuery
3 6 (18.18%) CSS
4 5 (15.15%) XML
5 4 (12.12%) .NET
6 3 (9.09%) XHTML
6 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
6 3 (9.09%) Symfony
6 3 (9.09%) HTML5
7 1 (3.03%) REST
7 1 (3.03%) Ajax
7 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) User Experience
2 9 (27.27%) Social Media
3 8 (24.24%) Blog
3 8 (24.24%) Open Source
4 2 (6.06%) Statistics
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Android
2 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
2 3 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (66.67%) Analytics
2 16 (48.48%) Pay per click
3 12 (36.36%) E-Commerce
4 11 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
5 8 (24.24%) Web Design
5 8 (24.24%) Data Analysis
6 7 (21.21%) Web Analytics
7 6 (18.18%) Web Development
8 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (15.15%) Online Marketing
9 4 (12.12%) Search Engine Marketing
10 3 (9.09%) Email Marketing
10 3 (9.09%) Content Management
10 3 (9.09%) OOD
10 3 (9.09%) MVC
10 3 (9.09%) Web Marketing
10 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (9.09%) OO
11 2 (6.06%) Campaign Analysis
11 2 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 10 (30.30%) SQL
3 9 (27.27%) PHP
4 5 (15.15%) C
4 5 (15.15%) Java
5 4 (12.12%) C#
6 3 (9.09%) C++
7 1 (3.03%) VB
7 1 (3.03%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Google
2 5 (15.15%) Adobe
3 2 (6.06%) Hitwise
3 2 (6.06%) Facebook
3 2 (6.06%) Twitter
4 1 (3.03%) Omniture
4 1 (3.03%) Zend