SEO and Social jobs and careers

A career in SEO can be based in-house or agency side and is a path with amazing progression opportunities. It stands for Search Engine Optimisation, meaning the goal is to improve your natural search ranking on search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo.

A career in social media marketing is broad and comprehensive. It can be based in-house working directly for one brand, but is often agency based, meaning multiple channel management. This kind of marketing role is all about staying on top of industry trends and following a defined, targeted strategy that generates likes, shares, and gains positive attention from the follower base. This particular career path involves engaging with the right people, sharing relevant and original content and strategically recognising how each social channel works.

Typical SEO & Social role titles include

  • SEO Executive
  • SEO Manager
  • Head of SEO
  • Social Media Executive
  • Social Media Assistant
  • Social Media Manager
  • Head of Social Media

SEO & Social career progression example

  • SEO Analyst
  • SEO Executive
  • SEO Manager
  • Head of SEO

SEO & Social Salary Benchmarks

At an entry level, Junior/Graduate SEO/Social media Executives on average will be earning between £18k-£24k. At mid-level, you’d be looking to earn £25k-£35k, and seniors would be looking to earn £45k+.

Is it right for me? The skills it takes…

The skills needed across SEO and Social Media do vary depending on the role and goals of the business. SEO tends to require a more technical skill set, while Social require more creative mindsets to engage their target audience.

Is it right for me? The skills it takes…

The skills needed across SEO and Social Media do vary depending on the role and goals of the business. SEO tends to require a more technical skill set, while Social require more creative mindsets to engage their target audience.

What qualifications does it take?

You will usually need a foundation degree or diploma or experience within a relevant subject. These include communications, marketing, English, PR and creative writing.

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