The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for SEO skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SEO over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
London / City of London
Rank 180 239 216
Rank change year-on-year +59 -23  
Permanent jobs citing SEO 38 30 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.75% 0.42% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.47% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 26 19 71
Median salary £46,750 £45,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.88% +28.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £64,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

SEO is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4584 6380 8928
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 90.34% 90.23% 87.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4184 5679 7513
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

SEO
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing SEO as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for SEO in the City of London

SEO
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SEO in the City of London.

Salary trend for SEO in the City of London

SEO
Salary Histogram in the City of London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SEO in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SEO in the City of London

SEO
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing SEO also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for SEO.

1 38 (55.07%) Marketing
2 28 (40.58%) HTML
3 27 (39.13%) CSS
4 22 (31.88%) Social Media
4 22 (31.88%) Analytics
5 21 (30.43%) JavaScript
5 21 (30.43%) Internet
6 16 (23.19%) Google Analytics
6 16 (23.19%) Google
6 16 (23.19%) Pay per click
7 15 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (21.74%) CMS
8 14 (20.29%) HTML5
9 13 (18.84%) User Experience
10 12 (17.39%) Content Management
11 11 (15.94%) Retail
11 11 (15.94%) Sass
12 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
12 10 (14.49%) Internet Marketing
12 10 (14.49%) Finance
13 9 (13.04%) Scrum
13 9 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
13 9 (13.04%) Node.js
13 9 (13.04%) REST
13 9 (13.04%) CSS3
13 9 (13.04%) LESS
13 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (11.59%) Wireframes
14 8 (11.59%) Degree
14 8 (11.59%) B2C

SEO
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (21.74%) CMS
2 5 (7.25%) Drupal
3 3 (4.35%) Apache
4 2 (2.90%) IIS
4 2 (2.90%) WordPress
5 1 (1.45%) Joomla!
5 1 (1.45%) Magnolia
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.45%) Sitefinity
5 1 (1.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.35%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (2.90%) MS Office
2 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.45%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (1.45%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Magento
2 1 (1.45%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 16 (23.19%) Google Analytics
2 6 (8.70%) SaaS
3 5 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.35%) AdWords
5 1 (1.45%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (1.45%) GitHub
5 1 (1.45%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.43%) Internet
2 6 (8.70%) HTTP
3 3 (4.35%) DNS
3 3 (4.35%) SSL
4 2 (2.90%) VoIP
5 1 (1.45%) Firewall
5 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.35%) Big Data
1 3 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (1.45%) Mixpanel
2 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.45%) Grunt
2 1 (1.45%) gulp
2 1 (1.45%) JIRA
2 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.45%) webpack
General
1 38 (55.07%) Marketing
2 11 (15.94%) Retail
3 10 (14.49%) Finance
4 7 (10.14%) Publishing
5 5 (7.25%) Legal
6 4 (5.80%) Banking
7 2 (2.90%) Games
7 2 (2.90%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.45%) Advertising
8 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (18.84%) Developer
2 10 (14.49%) Consultant
2 10 (14.49%) Sales Consultant
2 10 (14.49%) SEO Manager
3 9 (13.04%) SEO Consultant
3 9 (13.04%) Web Developer
4 8 (11.59%) Marketing Manager
5 7 (10.14%) Search Manager
6 6 (8.70%) Senior Consultant
6 6 (8.70%) Senior Sales Consultant
6 6 (8.70%) Senior SEO Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Applications Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Applications Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Web Applications Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Web Developer
7 5 (7.25%) Web Applications Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Architect
8 4 (5.80%) Social Media Specialist
8 4 (5.80%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (40.58%) HTML
2 27 (39.13%) CSS
3 14 (20.29%) HTML5
4 11 (15.94%) Sass
5 9 (13.04%) CSS3
5 9 (13.04%) LESS
5 9 (13.04%) Node.js
5 9 (13.04%) REST
6 7 (10.14%) Ajax
6 7 (10.14%) jQuery
7 6 (8.70%) .NET
8 5 (7.25%) AngularJS
8 5 (7.25%) Express
8 5 (7.25%) koa
9 4 (5.80%) React
10 2 (2.90%) JSON
11 1 (1.45%) SOAP
11 1 (1.45%) Web Services
11 1 (1.45%) XML
11 1 (1.45%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 22 (31.88%) Social Media
2 13 (18.84%) User Experience
3 9 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (10.14%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.80%) Blog
5 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.35%) Credit Risk
6 3 (4.35%) Digital Media
6 3 (4.35%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (2.90%) New Media
8 1 (1.45%) Online Banking
8 1 (1.45%) W3C
8 1 (1.45%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.80%) Android
1 4 (5.80%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.45%) Windows
3 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.88%) Analytics
2 16 (23.19%) Pay per click
3 15 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (17.39%) Content Management
5 10 (14.49%) Internet Marketing
6 9 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
6 9 (13.04%) Scrum
7 8 (11.59%) B2C
7 8 (11.59%) Wireframes
8 7 (10.14%) Affiliate Marketing
8 7 (10.14%) E-Commerce
8 7 (10.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (10.14%) Web Development
9 6 (8.70%) Lead Generation
10 5 (7.25%) Campaign Management
10 5 (7.25%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 5 (7.25%) Data Analysis
10 5 (7.25%) Logistics
10 5 (7.25%) Online Marketing
10 5 (7.25%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.43%) JavaScript
2 7 (10.14%) Java
2 7 (10.14%) PHP
3 5 (7.25%) ES6
4 4 (5.80%) Apple Swift
4 4 (5.80%) C#
4 4 (5.80%) SQL
5 2 (2.90%) C
6 1 (1.45%) Python
6 1 (1.45%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (11.59%) Degree
2 1 (1.45%) CITP
2 1 (1.45%) MCSD
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 16 (23.19%) Google
2 5 (7.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.25%) Twitter
3 4 (5.80%) Adobe
3 4 (5.80%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.90%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.45%) Canon
5 1 (1.45%) DoubleClick
5 1 (1.45%) Facebook
5 1 (1.45%) HP
5 1 (1.45%) Mitel
5 1 (1.45%) Optimizely
5 1 (1.45%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.45%) Tableau
5 1 (1.45%) Tealium
5 1 (1.45%) Xerox
5 1 (1.45%) Zend
City, London
Salt
Salary: £37000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Competative
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £71500 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, Bristol
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £29000 - £32000 per annum + Full benefits package
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Schroders plc
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
Chelsea Apps Factory Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum Free Breakfast, pension, gym
Posted: 14 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Salary: £30000 - £45000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
greywood
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 days ago