Period
to 22 January 2018

The median annual salary for an SEO Developer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Developer
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1151 1165 1279
Rank change year-on-year +14 +114 +25
Permanent jobs requiring an SEO Developer 16 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.008% 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.010% 0.008% 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 15 14 3
UK median annual salary £35,000 £26,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.08% -15.87% +18.87%
10th Percentile £29,300 £25,750 £22,950
90th Percentile £55,000 £41,935 £37,650
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £26,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year +32.08% +17.78% -15.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 166,671 168,389 201,510
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 96.47% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 135,609 140,138 168,475
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,900
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%

SEO Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured SEO Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for SEO Developer in the UK

SEO Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SEO Developer in the UK

SEO Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SEO Developer over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Salary histogram for SEO Developer in the UK

SEO Developer
Top 8 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SEO Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 16 £35,000 +32.08%
UK excluding London 0 12 £35,000 +32.08%
Midlands +12 8 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 8 £35,000 -
London -3 4 £32,500 -31.96%
North West -8 3 £60,000 +126.42%
North of England -9 3 £60,000 +126.42%
South West - 1 £18,000 -

SEO Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, SEO Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring SEO Developer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) SEO
2 13 (81.25%) HTML
3 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (75.00%) PHP
3 12 (75.00%) CSS
4 11 (68.75%) Pay per click
4 11 (68.75%) Marketing
5 9 (56.25%) Google
6 8 (50.00%) QA
6 8 (50.00%) Microservices
6 8 (50.00%) Docker
7 7 (43.75%) Algorithms
7 7 (43.75%) RESTful
7 7 (43.75%) C#
7 7 (43.75%) JIRA
7 7 (43.75%) Apache Flex
7 7 (43.75%) .NET
7 7 (43.75%) Finance
7 7 (43.75%) Banking
8 4 (25.00%) Web Development
9 3 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (18.75%) Sass
9 3 (18.75%) LESS
9 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
9 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
9 3 (18.75%) Node.js
10 2 (12.50%) User Experience
10 2 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (12.50%) Legal
10 2 (12.50%) MVC

SEO Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (12.50%) WordPress
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.25%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 2 (12.50%) PHPUnit
3 2 (12.50%) Subversion
4 1 (6.25%) gulp
General
1 11 (68.75%) Marketing
2 7 (43.75%) Banking
2 7 (43.75%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Legal
3 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (81.25%) HTML
2 12 (75.00%) CSS
3 7 (43.75%) .NET
3 7 (43.75%) Apache Flex
3 7 (43.75%) RESTful
4 3 (18.75%) LESS
4 3 (18.75%) Node.js
4 3 (18.75%) Sass
5 2 (12.50%) CakePHP
6 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
6 1 (6.25%) jQuery
6 1 (6.25%) Laravel
6 1 (6.25%) Meteor
6 1 (6.25%) React
6 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Algorithms
2 2 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (12.50%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Graphic Design
3 1 (6.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) SEO
2 11 (68.75%) Pay per click
3 8 (50.00%) Microservices
4 4 (25.00%) Web Development
5 3 (18.75%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) MVC
6 2 (12.50%) OO
7 1 (6.25%) Analytics
7 1 (6.25%) Content Management
7 1 (6.25%) Copywriting
7 1 (6.25%) Digital Content Management
7 1 (6.25%) Front End Development
7 1 (6.25%) Infographics
7 1 (6.25%) Online Marketing
7 1 (6.25%) Service Management
7 1 (6.25%) Time Management
7 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
7 1 (6.25%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 12 (75.00%) PHP
2 7 (43.75%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Google
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Zend
4 1 (6.25%) Progress