The median annual salary for a SEO Manager was £37,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Manager
UK
Rank 818 900 890
Rank change year-on-year +82 -10  
Permanent jobs requiring an SEO Manager 49 64 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.062% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.064% 0.064%
Number of salaries quoted 31 54 49
Median salary £37,000 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.50% -3.03%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £28,200 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  

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 81759 99530 102645
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.26% 96.36% 96.63%
Number of salaries quoted 67832 83314 83806
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 £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

SEO Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SEO Manager in the UK

SEO Manager
Top 27 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 25 March 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 +79 49 £37,000 -8.64% 10
London +68 23 £31,500 -31.14% 6
South East +74 10 £37,500 -11.76%
Yorkshire +26 8 £33,750 +22.72% 1
Harrogate +8 8 £33,750 +27.35% 1
North Yorkshire +8 8 £33,750 +27.35% 1
City of London +55 7 £31,500 -35.87% 1
Surrey +39 6 £37,500 +36.36%
Reigate - 6 £37,500 -
East of England - 5 £37,500 - 1
North West -9 4 £22,500 -41.93% 1
Lancashire - 4 £22,500 -
Chorley - 4 £22,500 -
Oxfordshire +4 3 £37,500 -37.50%
Buckinghamshire - 3 £37,500 -
Bicester - 3 £37,500 -
Tring - 3 £37,500 -
Dunstable - 3 £37,500 -
High Wycombe - 3 £37,500 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £37,500 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £37,500 - 1
East Midlands +8 2 £27,500 -6.77%
Essex - 2 £45,000 -
Nottingham - 2 £27,500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £27,500 -
Brighton +11 1 - -
East Sussex +4 1 - -

SEO Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 71 (73.96%) Marketing
3 36 (37.50%) HTML
4 33 (34.38%) Social Media
5 30 (31.25%) Analytics
6 28 (29.17%) Google
7 27 (28.13%) Content Management
7 27 (28.13%) CSS
8 26 (27.08%) CMS
8 26 (27.08%) Google Analytics
8 26 (27.08%) Digital Marketing
9 25 (26.04%) Analytical Skills
10 22 (22.92%) Retail
10 22 (22.92%) JavaScript
11 21 (21.88%) Online Marketing
12 18 (18.75%) Affiliate Marketing
13 14 (14.58%) Website Architecture
14 12 (12.50%) AdWords
14 12 (12.50%) Content Marketing
14 12 (12.50%) Internet Marketing
14 12 (12.50%) Blog
14 12 (12.50%) Internet
15 11 (11.46%) Pay per click
15 11 (11.46%) Link Building
16 10 (10.42%) Digital Media
16 10 (10.42%) Copywriting
17 9 (9.38%) Project Management
17 9 (9.38%) Mobile App
18 8 (8.33%) PMI
18 8 (8.33%) PMI Certification

SEO Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 26 (27.08%) CMS
2 5 (5.21%) WordPress
3 2 (2.08%) Drupal
Applications
1 7 (7.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.25%) MS Office
3 4 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (27.08%) Google Analytics
2 12 (12.50%) AdWords
3 3 (3.13%) Google Tag Manager
4 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.13%) Big Data
General
1 71 (73.96%) Marketing
2 22 (22.92%) Retail
3 5 (5.21%) Finance
4 4 (4.17%) Publishing
5 3 (3.13%) Advertising
6 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.04%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (37.50%) HTML
2 27 (28.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (34.38%) Social Media
2 25 (26.04%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (12.50%) Blog
4 10 (10.42%) Digital Media
5 9 (9.38%) Mobile App
6 8 (8.33%) PMI
7 5 (5.21%) Algorithms
8 4 (4.17%) iPad
8 4 (4.17%) User Experience
9 3 (3.13%) Credit Risk
10 2 (2.08%) FMCG
10 2 (2.08%) New Media
11 1 (1.04%) Xbox
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (100.00%) SEO
2 30 (31.25%) Analytics
3 27 (28.13%) Content Management
4 26 (27.08%) Digital Marketing
5 21 (21.88%) Online Marketing
6 18 (18.75%) Affiliate Marketing
7 14 (14.58%) Website Architecture
8 12 (12.50%) Content Marketing
8 12 (12.50%) Internet Marketing
9 11 (11.46%) Link Building
9 11 (11.46%) Pay per click
10 10 (10.42%) Copywriting
11 9 (9.38%) Project Management
12 6 (6.25%) Web Development
13 5 (5.21%) Content Development
13 5 (5.21%) Creative Problem-Solving
13 5 (5.21%) Digital Content Management
14 4 (4.17%) Content Writing
14 4 (4.17%) Marketing Strategy
14 4 (4.17%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.92%) JavaScript
2 5 (5.21%) PHP
3 3 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (8.33%) PMI Certification
2 7 (7.29%) Degree
3 6 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.08%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.08%) DBS Check
Vendors
1 28 (29.17%) Google
2 7 (7.29%) Microsoft
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