The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 25 36 17
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Permanent jobs citing PHP 8 3 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 6.50% 1.88% 18.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.52% 2.36% 22.83%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 20
Average salary £26,000 £31,000 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.12% +40.90%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
PHP
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bolton region.

Programming Languages Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
84 127 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 68.29% 79.38% 79.31%
Number of salaries quoted 78 124 83
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PHP across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

PHP
Salary Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PHP across the Bolton region.

PHP Salary Trend in Bolton

PHP
Salary Histogram in Bolton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PHP across the Bolton region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

PHP Salary Histogram in Bolton

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton region citing PHP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PHP.

1 8 (66.67%) HTML
1 8 (66.67%) CSS
1 8 (66.67%) jQuery
2 7 (58.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (58.33%) MySQL
2 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) LAMP
4 5 (41.67%) Apache
5 4 (33.33%) OOP
5 4 (33.33%) Web Development
6 3 (25.00%) SEO
7 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
7 2 (16.67%) Nagios
7 2 (16.67%) Firewall
7 2 (16.67%) Scrum
7 2 (16.67%) Replication
7 2 (16.67%) TDD
7 2 (16.67%) Subversion
7 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
7 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
7 2 (16.67%) VPN
7 2 (16.67%) Adobe
7 2 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (16.67%) XML
7 2 (16.67%) Windows
7 2 (16.67%) JSON
7 2 (16.67%) Zend
7 2 (16.67%) Ruby

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton region citing PHP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PHP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) Apache
2 2 (16.67%) nginx
2 2 (16.67%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (8.33%) CMS
3 1 (8.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Photoshop
1 1 (8.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Google Analytics
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (16.67%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 6 (50.00%) PHP Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Web Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) PHP Web Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Android Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Designer
5 1 (8.33%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) HTML
1 8 (66.67%) CSS
1 8 (66.67%) jQuery
2 5 (41.67%) LAMP
3 2 (16.67%) JSON
3 2 (16.67%) XML
3 2 (16.67%) iOS SDK
3 2 (16.67%) REST
3 2 (16.67%) Sass
3 2 (16.67%) Android SDK
4 1 (8.33%) Zurb Foundation
4 1 (8.33%) Laravel
4 1 (8.33%) HTML5
4 1 (8.33%) XHTML
4 1 (8.33%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (8.33%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
1 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Android
2 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) OOP
2 4 (33.33%) Web Development
3 3 (25.00%) SEO
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) Android Development
5 1 (8.33%) Web Design
5 1 (8.33%) Content Management
5 1 (8.33%) MVC
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby
2 2 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) PHP5
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Nagios
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
1 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (16.67%) Opsview
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Adobe
1 2 (16.67%) Google
1 2 (16.67%) Zend