The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 37 27 37
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Permanent jobs citing PHP 6 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 2.37% 6.61% 4.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 4.58% 12.20% 7.01%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 8
Average salary £25,000 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
PHP
Cheshire

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

Programming Languages Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
131 123 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 51.78% 54.19% 69.16%
Number of salaries quoted 90 103 128
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

PHP
Salary Trend in Chester

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

PHP Salary Trend in Chester

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 21 (84.00%) HTML
2 13 (52.00%) MySQL
2 13 (52.00%) CSS
3 12 (48.00%) WordPress
4 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (28.00%) Marketing
6 5 (20.00%) Magento
6 5 (20.00%) Drupal
6 5 (20.00%) F5
6 5 (20.00%) Open Source
7 4 (16.00%) Django
7 4 (16.00%) jQuery
7 4 (16.00%) Publishing
7 4 (16.00%) SQL
7 4 (16.00%) .NET
7 4 (16.00%) Photoshop
7 4 (16.00%) UNIX
7 4 (16.00%) Python
8 3 (12.00%) XHTML
8 3 (12.00%) Adobe
8 3 (12.00%) Windows
8 3 (12.00%) Linux
8 3 (12.00%) ITIL
8 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (12.00%) Web Services
8 3 (12.00%) XML
8 3 (12.00%) VB
8 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
8 3 (12.00%) Finance
8 3 (12.00%) Web Development

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 12 (48.00%) WordPress
2 5 (20.00%) Drupal
3 2 (8.00%) IIS
4 1 (4.00%) Apache
4 1 (4.00%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) SSH
1 1 (4.00%) PuTTY
1 1 (4.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (52.00%) MySQL
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.00%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Subversion
2 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 7 (28.00%) Marketing
2 4 (16.00%) Publishing
3 3 (12.00%) Finance
4 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (88.00%) Developer
2 9 (36.00%) PHP Developer
3 7 (28.00%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (20.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Python Developer
6 2 (8.00%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Junior Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Graduate
7 1 (4.00%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Junior
7 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Programmer
7 1 (4.00%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Graduate .NET Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Lead PHP Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Head of Development
7 1 (4.00%) Head of Service Delivery
7 1 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (84.00%) HTML
2 13 (52.00%) CSS
3 4 (16.00%) .NET
3 4 (16.00%) Django
3 4 (16.00%) jQuery
4 3 (12.00%) HTML5
4 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (12.00%) XHTML
4 3 (12.00%) Ajax
4 3 (12.00%) Web Services
4 3 (12.00%) XML
5 2 (8.00%) XSL
5 2 (8.00%) CSS3
6 1 (4.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Open Source
2 2 (8.00%) Social Media
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) W3C
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) UNIX
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Debian
3 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) ITIL
1 3 (12.00%) Web Development
1 3 (12.00%) Time Management
2 2 (8.00%) MVC
2 2 (8.00%) SEO
3 1 (4.00%) Content Management
3 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (4.00%) OO
3 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.00%) Project Management
3 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.00%) Change Management
3 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.00%) Web Accessibility
3 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) Python
3 3 (12.00%) Erlang
3 3 (12.00%) VB
3 3 (12.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (8.00%) VBA
4 2 (8.00%) VB6
5 1 (4.00%) PHP5
5 1 (4.00%) C#
5 1 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) Delphi
5 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) F5
2 3 (12.00%) Adobe
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle