We hear job cut and lay off everywhere. Unemployment rate hits alltime high in all major industries. But Relax guys! Here comes an interesting information from Indeed a Job Search engine. The growing number of SEO jobs listed on Indeed.com, grew 20% in 2008, from 2,234 to 2,698 which is really remarkable. Salaries range from $30,000 to six digit based on the position you look for. According to indeed.com, average seo salaries for job postings nationwide are 16% higher than average salaries for all job postings nationwide.
The above graph speak the entire story. The reason for the growth in job market for SEO Industry is the growing competition among the website owners and they look for people who can show results with online SEO campaigns. People tired of traditional media advertisements and digital media marketing is on hot seat now.
The below comparision between SEO, Software and Marketing salary trend provides some insight details. Also indeed.com noted saying here as, average SEO Job salaries for job postings nationwide are 26% higher than average Marketing Job salaries for job postings nationwide.
The SEO industry is blooming and the demand is strong and focussed. The bottom line is the oppurtunity is wide open and its left to us to grab it. Also the salaries mnetioned here varies based on experience. Every company / consultant firm who is looking for candiates should make sure that the person is expertized in all latest “SEO Trends” and don’t just struggle with basic keyword selection etc.
What do you feel? Does the industry on upper hand and moving forward? Share your opinion.