The median annual salary for an SEO Manager was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 June 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) Manager
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 841 885 882
Rank change year-on-year +44 -3  
Permanent jobs requiring an SEO Manager 48 55 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.054% 0.056% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.058% 0.093%
Number of salaries quoted 41 49 67
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,500 £21,150
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £56,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -6.66% +25.00%  

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 85307 94661 107304
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.92% 96.51% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 283995 351566 402215
Median salary £47,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  

SEO Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SEO Manager in the UK

SEO Manager
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for SEO Manager in the UK

SEO Manager
Salary Histogram

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

Salary histogram for SEO Manager in the UK

SEO Manager
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SEO Manager within the UK 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
England +46 45 £37,500 +3.44% 11
UK excluding London +27 30 £35,000 -6.66% 7
London +20 18 £42,500 +21.42% 4
North of England - 18 £32,500 - 1
Midlands - 4 £41,250 - 4
South West -5 3 £55,000 +29.41%
East of England -14 2 £37,500 +50.00%
Wales - 2 £45,000 -
Scotland - 1 £27,500 -

SEO Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, SEO Manager 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 Manager in the job title.

1 96 (100.00%) SEO
2 69 (71.88%) Marketing
3 30 (31.25%) HTML
3 30 (31.25%) Social Media
4 27 (28.13%) Digital Marketing
5 26 (27.08%) Analytics
5 26 (27.08%) Google
6 24 (25.00%) Retail
6 24 (25.00%) Google Analytics
7 23 (23.96%) CSS
8 20 (20.83%) Content Management
8 20 (20.83%) Pay per click
9 19 (19.79%) CMS
9 19 (19.79%) JavaScript
10 18 (18.75%) Online Marketing
10 18 (18.75%) Affiliate Marketing
11 16 (16.67%) Website Architecture
12 14 (14.58%) PMI
12 14 (14.58%) PMI Certification
12 14 (14.58%) Internet
12 14 (14.58%) Internet Marketing
13 12 (12.50%) Finance
13 12 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
13 12 (12.50%) E-Commerce
13 12 (12.50%) AdWords
14 11 (11.46%) Link Building
14 11 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (9.38%) Blog
15 9 (9.38%) User Experience
16 8 (8.33%) Content Marketing

SEO Manager 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 19 (19.79%) CMS
2 3 (3.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (4.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (25.00%) Google Analytics
2 12 (12.50%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.58%) Internet
2 2 (2.08%) FTP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) JIRA
General
1 69 (71.88%) Marketing
2 24 (25.00%) Retail
3 12 (12.50%) Finance
4 3 (3.13%) Banking
4 3 (3.13%) Games
4 3 (3.13%) Publishing
4 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.04%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (31.25%) HTML
2 23 (23.96%) CSS
3 2 (2.08%) .NET
3 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.08%) XHTML
4 1 (1.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (31.25%) Social Media
2 14 (14.58%) PMI
3 11 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (9.38%) Blog
4 9 (9.38%) User Experience
5 5 (5.21%) Digital Media
5 5 (5.21%) Mobile App
6 4 (4.17%) iPad
7 3 (3.13%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.08%) Fintech
8 2 (2.08%) W3C
8 2 (2.08%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (100.00%) SEO
2 27 (28.13%) Digital Marketing
3 26 (27.08%) Analytics
4 20 (20.83%) Content Management
4 20 (20.83%) Pay per click
5 18 (18.75%) Affiliate Marketing
5 18 (18.75%) Online Marketing
6 16 (16.67%) Website Architecture
7 14 (14.58%) Internet Marketing
8 12 (12.50%) E-Commerce
9 11 (11.46%) Link Building
10 8 (8.33%) Content Marketing
11 7 (7.29%) Copywriting
12 5 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (5.21%) Waterfall
13 4 (4.17%) Content Writing
13 4 (4.17%) Conversion Rate Optimisation
13 4 (4.17%) Project Management
13 4 (4.17%) Social Media Marketing
13 4 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.79%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.13%) PHP
3 1 (1.04%) C#
3 1 (1.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (14.58%) PMI Certification
2 5 (5.21%) Degree
3 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 26 (27.08%) Google
2 6 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.04%) Facebook
3 1 (1.04%) Omniture
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