The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 26 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
England / South East
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 297 315 272
Rank change year-on-year +18 -43  
Permanent jobs citing SEO 92 142 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.61% 0.73% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.84% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 80 119 156
Median salary £33,000 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.71% +2.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £24,000 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33%  

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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 12886 16893 18429
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.07% 86.77% 85.66%
Number of salaries quoted 10682 14204 14595
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.06%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

SEO
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

SEO
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for SEO in the South East

SEO
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SEO in the South East over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Salary histogram for SEO in the South East

SEO
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SEO within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
Hampshire +13 20 £33,862 +23.13% 1
Kent +37 17 £30,000 +22.44% 1
Surrey +18 17 £37,500 +3.44% 4
Oxfordshire +14 15 £32,500 -7.14% 5
Berkshire +12 8 £37,500 - 3
East Sussex +11 7 £30,000 -25.00%
Buckinghamshire +3 6 £35,000 +27.27% 1
West Sussex +2 3 £40,000 -4.76%
SEO
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 South East region with a requirement for SEO.

1 108 (50.70%) Marketing
2 95 (44.60%) HTML
3 81 (38.03%) Digital Marketing
4 80 (37.56%) CSS
5 74 (34.74%) Pay per click
6 73 (34.27%) JavaScript
7 72 (33.80%) E-Commerce
8 67 (31.46%) Analytics
9 65 (30.52%) Social Media
10 58 (27.23%) User Experience
10 58 (27.23%) Web Development
11 53 (24.88%) Google
12 47 (22.07%) Lead Generation
13 46 (21.60%) Google Analytics
14 45 (21.13%) CMS
15 41 (19.25%) jQuery
16 40 (18.78%) Degree
17 35 (16.43%) HTML5
18 34 (15.96%) .NET
18 34 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
19 33 (15.49%) Adobe
20 31 (14.55%) C#
20 31 (14.55%) CSS3
21 30 (14.08%) SQL
21 30 (14.08%) ASP.NET
21 30 (14.08%) SQL Server
21 30 (14.08%) WordPress
22 28 (13.15%) Email Marketing
22 28 (13.15%) Content Management
22 28 (13.15%) PHP

SEO
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 45 (21.13%) CMS
2 30 (14.08%) WordPress
3 23 (10.80%) IIS
4 8 (3.76%) Kentico
5 7 (3.29%) Umbraco
6 6 (2.82%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.88%) Drupal
7 4 (1.88%) Marvel
7 4 (1.88%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.94%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.47%) Confluence
9 1 (0.47%) ExpressionEngine
9 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (11.27%) Photoshop
2 18 (8.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (7.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (4.23%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (1.41%) PaintShop Pro
7 2 (0.94%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.94%) GIMP
7 2 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.94%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.94%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.47%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 4 (1.88%) Shopify
2 3 (1.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.94%) Magento
4 1 (0.47%) Kissmetrics
Cloud Services
1 46 (21.60%) Google Analytics
2 19 (8.92%) AdWords
3 7 (3.29%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.94%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.47%) GitHub
5 1 (0.47%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.23%) Internet
2 1 (0.47%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (0.47%) Firewall
2 1 (0.47%) SAN
2 1 (0.47%) SSL
2 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.16%) MySQL
3 6 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.94%) Endeca
5 2 (0.94%) MS Access
5 2 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.94%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.94%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (8.92%) Git (software)
2 16 (7.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (4.69%) Subversion
4 5 (2.35%) Selenium
5 4 (1.88%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (1.41%) Cucumber
6 3 (1.41%) Grunt
6 3 (1.41%) SpecFlow
6 3 (1.41%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.94%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.94%) JIRA
7 2 (0.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.47%) gulp
8 1 (0.47%) ReSharper
General
1 108 (50.70%) Marketing
2 28 (13.15%) Advertising
3 19 (8.92%) Retail
4 17 (7.98%) Finance
5 12 (5.63%) Telecoms
6 11 (5.16%) Banking
7 10 (4.69%) Publishing
8 9 (4.23%) Legal
9 7 (3.29%) Automotive
10 4 (1.88%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.47%) Brand Awareness
12 1 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 89 (41.78%) Developer
2 42 (19.72%) Web Developer
3 27 (12.68%) .NET Developer
3 27 (12.68%) C# Developer
4 23 (10.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 21 (9.86%) Junior
6 20 (9.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 18 (8.45%) ASP.NET Developer
8 17 (7.98%) Junior Developer
8 17 (7.98%) Senior Developer
8 17 (7.98%) SEO Manager
9 16 (7.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 16 (7.51%) Designer
9 16 (7.51%) Web Manager
10 15 (7.04%) C# Software Developer
10 15 (7.04%) Software Developer
11 14 (6.57%) .NET Software Developer
11 14 (6.57%) HTML Developer
11 14 (6.57%) Marketing Executive
11 14 (6.57%) Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (44.60%) HTML
2 80 (37.56%) CSS
3 41 (19.25%) jQuery
4 35 (16.43%) HTML5
5 34 (15.96%) .NET
6 31 (14.55%) CSS3
7 30 (14.08%) ASP.NET
8 26 (12.21%) AngularJS
9 21 (9.86%) KnockoutJS
9 21 (9.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 19 (8.92%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (8.92%) Web Services
11 17 (7.98%) .NET Framework
12 16 (7.51%) Entity Framework
12 16 (7.51%) Sass
13 13 (6.10%) LESS
14 12 (5.63%) Razor View Engine
15 5 (2.35%) Ajax
16 4 (1.88%) XML
17 3 (1.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 65 (30.52%) Social Media
2 58 (27.23%) User Experience
3 27 (12.68%) Digital Media
4 18 (8.45%) Mobile App
5 17 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (4.69%) Graphic Design
8 7 (3.29%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.82%) Xbox
10 4 (1.88%) e-Learning
10 4 (1.88%) Social Network
11 3 (1.41%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.94%) Blog
12 2 (0.94%) Data Centre
12 2 (0.94%) Pharmacovigilance
12 2 (0.94%) W3C
13 1 (0.47%) Animation
13 1 (0.47%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.47%) iPad
13 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.29%) Windows
1 7 (3.29%) Windows Server
2 5 (2.35%) Mac OS X
3 3 (1.41%) Linux
4 1 (0.47%) Android
4 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.47%) Mac OS
4 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (38.03%) Digital Marketing
2 74 (34.74%) Pay per click
3 72 (33.80%) E-Commerce
4 67 (31.46%) Analytics
5 58 (27.23%) Web Development
6 47 (22.07%) Lead Generation
7 34 (15.96%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (13.15%) Content Management
8 28 (13.15%) Email Marketing
9 25 (11.74%) Display Advertising
10 22 (10.33%) Front End Development
10 22 (10.33%) MVC
11 20 (9.39%) A/B Testing
12 19 (8.92%) Online Marketing
13 18 (8.45%) Web Design
14 17 (7.98%) Digital Analytics
14 17 (7.98%) Mobile Development
14 17 (7.98%) Web Analytics
15 16 (7.51%) Responsive Web Design
16 14 (6.57%) Marketing Strategy
Programming Languages
1 73 (34.27%) JavaScript
2 31 (14.55%) C#
3 30 (14.08%) SQL
4 28 (13.15%) PHP
5 7 (3.29%) Java
6 5 (2.35%) C++
7 3 (1.41%) Bourne shell
7 3 (1.41%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.94%) C
8 2 (0.94%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.47%) R
Qualifications
1 40 (18.78%) Degree
2 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.23%) QA
1 9 (4.23%) WCAG
2 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.47%) Docker
1 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.94%) Nagios
1 2 (0.94%) Terraform
2 1 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.47%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 53 (24.88%) Google
2 33 (15.49%) Adobe
3 17 (7.98%) Xamarin
4 8 (3.76%) Facebook
4 8 (3.76%) Monetate
4 8 (3.76%) Optimizely
4 8 (3.76%) Twitter
5 6 (2.82%) Sitecore
6 4 (1.88%) Microsoft
6 4 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.94%) AppDynamics
7 2 (0.94%) BT
7 2 (0.94%) New Relic
7 2 (0.94%) Oracle
8 1 (0.47%) hybris
8 1 (0.47%) Marketo
8 1 (0.47%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.47%) PayPal
8 1 (0.47%) Splunk
8 1 (0.47%) VMware
Kent
Pearson Frank
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
F4P Recruitment Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
South East
Schroders plc
Posted: 22 hours ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
Champion Employment Limited
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Witney, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary + Childcare vouchers + Remote Working
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Schroders plc
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
F4P Recruitment Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 11 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
BARCLAY ANDERSON LIMITED
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum Pension, Performance related bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Sanderson
Salary: £43000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Opensauce /New Growth Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire
Opensauce /New Growth Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wokingham, Berkshire
Sage UK Limited
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 25 days ago