The median annual salary for a SEO Developer was £35,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 - 970
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs requiring an SEO Developer 4 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.005% - 0.001%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% - 0.001%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 1
Median salary £35,500 - £25,000
UK excluding London median salary £32,500 - £25,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 83193 100058 106919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.30% 96.32% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 69089 83978 87229
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

SEO Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured SEO Developer in the job title.

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
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 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
England - 4 £35,500 -
North West - 2 £32,500 -
Manchester - 2 £32,500 -
South East - 1 £41,500 -
London - 1 £38,500 -
City of London - 1 £38,500 -
Surrey - 1 £41,500 -
Reigate - 1 £41,500 -

SEO Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, 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 11 (100.00%) HTML
1 11 (100.00%) SEO
2 8 (72.73%) PHP
3 7 (63.64%) CSS
3 7 (63.64%) Marketing
3 7 (63.64%) Web Development
3 7 (63.64%) Digital Marketing
3 7 (63.64%) WordPress
4 5 (45.45%) Magento
4 5 (45.45%) HTML5
4 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
5 4 (36.36%) CMS
5 4 (36.36%) MySQL
5 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
5 4 (36.36%) Analytics
5 4 (36.36%) Google
5 4 (36.36%) Google Analytics
5 4 (36.36%) Drupal
5 4 (36.36%) AdWords
6 3 (27.27%) OpenCart
6 3 (27.27%) Email Marketing
6 3 (27.27%) jQuery
6 3 (27.27%) Joomla!
6 3 (27.27%) nginx
6 3 (27.27%) Apache
7 2 (18.18%) OO
7 2 (18.18%) MVC
7 2 (18.18%) Social Media
7 2 (18.18%) CSS3
7 2 (18.18%) Laravel

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 7 (63.64%) WordPress
2 4 (36.36%) CMS
2 4 (36.36%) Drupal
3 3 (27.27%) Apache
3 3 (27.27%) Joomla!
3 3 (27.27%) nginx
4 1 (9.09%) IIS
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Magento
2 3 (27.27%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) AdWords
1 4 (36.36%) Google Analytics
2 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (63.64%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) HTML
2 7 (63.64%) CSS
3 5 (45.45%) HTML5
4 3 (27.27%) jQuery
5 2 (18.18%) CSS3
5 2 (18.18%) Laravel
6 1 (9.09%) Ajax
6 1 (9.09%) RESTful
6 1 (9.09%) SOAP
6 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) SEO
2 7 (63.64%) Digital Marketing
2 7 (63.64%) Web Development
3 5 (45.45%) E-Commerce
4 4 (36.36%) Analytics
5 3 (27.27%) Email Marketing
6 2 (18.18%) MVC
6 2 (18.18%) OO
7 1 (9.09%) Content Writing
7 1 (9.09%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 1 (9.09%) Pay per click
7 1 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
7 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) PHP
2 4 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CITP
1 1 (9.09%) MCSD
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Google
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Salesforce.com