The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 18 12 26
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Permanent jobs citing PHP 45 96 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 10.56% 17.33% 8.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 20.27% 26.37% 13.79%
Number of salaries quoted 30 91 32
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,350 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,150 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
PHP
Merseyside

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

Programming Languages Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
222 364 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 52.11% 65.70% 60.10%
Number of salaries quoted 181 332 212
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

PHP
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

PHP Salary Trend in Liverpool

PHP
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PHP across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

PHP Salary Histogram in Liverpool

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 80 (80.00%) MySQL
2 67 (67.00%) JavaScript
3 66 (66.00%) HTML
4 52 (52.00%) CSS
5 42 (42.00%) Zend
6 41 (41.00%) MVC
7 39 (39.00%) E-Commerce
8 37 (37.00%) OO PHP
9 36 (36.00%) OO
10 30 (30.00%) Magento
11 29 (29.00%) Symfony
12 25 (25.00%) Yii
12 25 (25.00%) Linux
13 23 (23.00%) OOP
14 22 (22.00%) SOAP
14 22 (22.00%) Finance
15 21 (21.00%) Apache
16 19 (19.00%) TDD
17 18 (18.00%) Unit Testing
18 17 (17.00%) jQuery
18 17 (17.00%) Ajax
19 16 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
19 16 (16.00%) REST
20 15 (15.00%) Ruby
21 11 (11.00%) CodeIgniter
21 11 (11.00%) Web Development
22 10 (10.00%) Umbraco
22 10 (10.00%) Microsoft
22 10 (10.00%) ASP.NET
22 10 (10.00%) .NET

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 21 (21.00%) Apache
2 10 (10.00%) Umbraco
3 4 (4.00%) CMS
3 4 (4.00%) nginx
4 2 (2.00%) IIS
5 1 (1.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 30 (30.00%) Magento
2 7 (7.00%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (80.00%) MySQL
2 6 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.00%) Subversion
3 6 (6.00%) PHPUnit
4 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.00%) Selenium
5 1 (1.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 22 (22.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.00%) Retail
3 3 (3.00%) Back Office
4 2 (2.00%) Marketing
4 2 (2.00%) Games
5 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 86 (86.00%) Developer
2 52 (52.00%) PHP Developer
3 14 (14.00%) Web Developer
4 11 (11.00%) Magento Developer
5 10 (10.00%) PHP Web Developer
6 9 (9.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 7 (7.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
8 6 (6.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 5 (5.00%) .NET Developer
10 4 (4.00%) Administrator
10 4 (4.00%) Software Developer
10 4 (4.00%) Architect
10 4 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.00%) Systems Administrator
11 3 (3.00%) Linux Administrator
11 3 (3.00%) Technical Leader
11 3 (3.00%) JavaScript Developer
12 2 (2.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 2 (2.00%) Senior Developer
13 1 (1.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (66.00%) HTML
2 52 (52.00%) CSS
3 29 (29.00%) Symfony
4 25 (25.00%) Yii
5 22 (22.00%) SOAP
6 17 (17.00%) Ajax
6 17 (17.00%) jQuery
7 16 (16.00%) REST
8 11 (11.00%) CodeIgniter
9 10 (10.00%) ASP.NET
9 10 (10.00%) .NET
10 9 (9.00%) Ruby on Rails
10 9 (9.00%) HTML5
11 8 (8.00%) CSS3
11 8 (8.00%) Laravel
12 7 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 7 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (5.00%) CakePHP
13 5 (5.00%) Web Services
13 5 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.00%) Open Source
4 2 (2.00%) User Experience
4 2 (2.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 25 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (3.00%) Debian
2 3 (3.00%) CentOS
2 3 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (41.00%) MVC
2 39 (39.00%) E-Commerce
3 37 (37.00%) OO PHP
4 36 (36.00%) OO
5 23 (23.00%) OOP
6 19 (19.00%) TDD
7 18 (18.00%) Unit Testing
8 16 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (11.00%) Web Development
10 9 (9.00%) Automated Testing
11 8 (8.00%) Content Management
12 5 (5.00%) Web Design
12 5 (5.00%) OOD
12 5 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (4.00%) Refactoring
13 4 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
13 4 (4.00%) UML
14 3 (3.00%) Data Modelling
14 3 (3.00%) Problem Management
15 2 (2.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (67.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (15.00%) Ruby
3 9 (9.00%) C#
3 9 (9.00%) Java
4 8 (8.00%) SQL
4 8 (8.00%) Python
5 5 (5.00%) VB.NET
6 4 (4.00%) Perl
6 4 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.00%) PHP5
8 2 (2.00%) VB
9 1 (1.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.00%) Samba
2 3 (3.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (4.00%) Nagios
2 3 (3.00%) Munin
2 3 (3.00%) Zenoss
2 3 (3.00%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 42 (42.00%) Zend
2 10 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.00%) EPiServer
4 2 (2.00%) Rackspace
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