The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 153 110
Rank change year-on-year -12 -43  
Permanent jobs citing SEO 48 30 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.14% 0.86% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.95% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 42 27 56
Median salary £38,500 £32,500 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.46% +10.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £23,500 £21,125
10% offered a salary of more than £52,375 £43,250 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £32,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +4.68% -1.53%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3838 3156 3039
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.12% 90.22% 90.29%
Number of salaries quoted 13939 11099 10450
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

SEO
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing SEO as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for SEO in Manchester

SEO
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for SEO in Manchester

SEO
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SEO in Manchester over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SEO in Manchester

SEO
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bury -7 5 £38,500 +60.41%
SEO
North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SEO.

1 59 (61.46%) JavaScript
2 57 (59.38%) E-Commerce
3 56 (58.33%) Marketing
4 55 (57.29%) HTML
5 49 (51.04%) CSS
5 49 (51.04%) jQuery
6 47 (48.96%) PHP
7 46 (47.92%) Web Development
8 45 (46.88%) Digital Marketing
9 34 (35.42%) Finance
9 34 (35.42%) SQL
10 32 (33.33%) Front End Development
11 27 (28.13%) Manufacturing
12 26 (27.08%) Business Intelligence
12 26 (27.08%) Telecoms
12 26 (27.08%) PayPal
13 25 (26.04%) Regular Expression
13 25 (26.04%) FileZilla
13 25 (26.04%) Programme Management
13 25 (26.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
13 25 (26.04%) JSON
13 25 (26.04%) T-SQL
13 25 (26.04%) VBScript
13 25 (26.04%) IIS
13 25 (26.04%) SAP
13 25 (26.04%) Electronics
13 25 (26.04%) SMTP
13 25 (26.04%) FTP
14 24 (25.00%) Pay per click
15 23 (23.96%) Social Media

SEO
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 25 (26.04%) IIS
2 15 (15.63%) WordPress
3 7 (7.29%) CMS
4 3 (3.13%) Drupal
5 2 (2.08%) Sitefinity
6 1 (1.04%) Joomla!
Applications
1 25 (26.04%) FileZilla
2 12 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (12.50%) Photoshop
3 11 (11.46%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (1.04%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 25 (26.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (7.29%) Magento
3 1 (1.04%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (1.04%) Shopify
3 1 (1.04%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.33%) Google Analytics
2 5 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.21%) Amazon S3
3 4 (4.17%) AdWords
4 3 (3.13%) MailChimp
5 1 (1.04%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.04%) FTP
1 25 (26.04%) SMTP
2 8 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.21%) MySQL
1 5 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.13%) Big Data
2 3 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.04%) Power BI
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (13.54%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.13%) JIRA
2 3 (3.13%) Subversion
2 3 (3.13%) webpack
3 2 (2.08%) git-flow
4 1 (1.04%) Grunt
4 1 (1.04%) gulp
4 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (58.33%) Marketing
2 34 (35.42%) Finance
3 27 (28.13%) Manufacturing
4 26 (27.08%) Telecoms
5 25 (26.04%) Electronics
6 13 (13.54%) Advertising
7 10 (10.42%) Retail
8 3 (3.13%) Banking
8 3 (3.13%) Games
9 1 (1.04%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (58.33%) Developer
2 35 (36.46%) Web Developer
3 34 (35.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 32 (33.33%) JavaScript Developer
5 27 (28.13%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 13 (13.54%) PHP Developer
7 9 (9.38%) Junior
8 8 (8.33%) Analyst
8 8 (8.33%) Junior Developer
8 8 (8.33%) Senior Developer
9 7 (7.29%) Head of Marketing
9 7 (7.29%) HTML CSS Developer
9 7 (7.29%) HTML Developer
9 7 (7.29%) PHP Web Developer
10 6 (6.25%) Marketing Manager
11 5 (5.21%) Marketing Analyst
11 5 (5.21%) Senior PHP Developer
11 5 (5.21%) Senior PHP Web Developer
11 5 (5.21%) Senior Web Developer
12 4 (4.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (57.29%) HTML
2 49 (51.04%) CSS
2 49 (51.04%) jQuery
3 25 (26.04%) JSON
3 25 (26.04%) Regular Expression
4 15 (15.63%) HTML5
5 14 (14.58%) CSS3
6 11 (11.46%) Ajax
7 8 (8.33%) AngularJS
7 8 (8.33%) Node.js
7 8 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (4.17%) J2EE
8 4 (4.17%) Laravel
8 4 (4.17%) Sass
9 3 (3.13%) .NET
9 3 (3.13%) Backbone.js
9 3 (3.13%) Browserify
10 2 (2.08%) LAMP
10 2 (2.08%) RESTful
11 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.96%) Social Media
2 17 (17.71%) User Experience
3 15 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (11.46%) Digital Media
5 6 (6.25%) iPad
6 5 (5.21%) Computer Science
7 4 (4.17%) Mobile App
8 3 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (2.08%) EPoS
10 1 (1.04%) Fintech
10 1 (1.04%) FMCG
10 1 (1.04%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.33%) Android
1 8 (8.33%) Windows
2 7 (7.29%) Apple iOS
3 5 (5.21%) Mac OS X
4 3 (3.13%) Linux
5 2 (2.08%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (59.38%) E-Commerce
2 46 (47.92%) Web Development
3 45 (46.88%) Digital Marketing
4 32 (33.33%) Front End Development
5 26 (27.08%) Business Intelligence
6 25 (26.04%) Programme Management
7 24 (25.00%) Pay per click
8 19 (19.79%) Analytics
9 15 (15.63%) Marketing Strategy
10 14 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (14.58%) CRM
11 12 (12.50%) MVC
12 11 (11.46%) Campaign Management
12 11 (11.46%) Performance Management
12 11 (11.46%) Performance Optimisation
13 7 (7.29%) Email Marketing
13 7 (7.29%) SDLC
14 6 (6.25%) OO
14 6 (6.25%) Web Design
15 5 (5.21%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 59 (61.46%) JavaScript
2 47 (48.96%) PHP
3 34 (35.42%) SQL
4 25 (26.04%) T-SQL
4 25 (26.04%) VBScript
5 8 (8.33%) Java
6 7 (7.29%) C#
7 5 (5.21%) C++
7 5 (5.21%) VB
8 3 (3.13%) C
9 2 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (8.33%) Degree
2 5 (5.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.04%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) QA
Vendors
1 26 (27.08%) PayPal
2 25 (26.04%) SAP
3 9 (9.38%) Google
4 5 (5.21%) Oracle
5 4 (4.17%) Zend
6 3 (3.13%) Facebook
6 3 (3.13%) Twitter
7 2 (2.08%) Adobe
8 1 (1.04%) Hitwise
8 1 (1.04%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.04%) Sage
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Salary: £350 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £18000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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ECOM
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + excellent benefit package, progression
Posted: 22 days ago
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ECOM
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + bonus, childcare vouchers, social
Posted: 13 days ago
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ECOM
Salary: £37000 per annum + generous package
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