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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 11 11 27
Rank change year-on-year
0 +16
Permanent jobs citing PHP 53 88 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 14.25% 18.49% 7.69%
As % of the Programming Languages category 24.42% 27.08% 12.19%
Number of salaries quoted 47 81 31
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £50,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
217 325 279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 58.33% 68.28% 63.12%
Number of salaries quoted 160 307 234
Average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

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 24 December 2014.

PHP Salary Histogram in Liverpool

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 68 (71.58%) MySQL
2 54 (56.84%) HTML
2 54 (56.84%) JavaScript
3 46 (48.42%) CSS
4 45 (47.37%) OO
5 40 (42.11%) OO PHP
6 39 (41.05%) MVC
7 34 (35.79%) Zend
8 33 (34.74%) Linux
9 32 (33.68%) E-Commerce
10 24 (25.26%) TDD
10 24 (25.26%) jQuery
11 23 (24.21%) SOAP
11 23 (24.21%) Apache
11 23 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (21.05%) Ajax
13 19 (20.00%) Magento
14 18 (18.95%) Symfony
14 18 (18.95%) Yii
15 17 (17.89%) Unit Testing
15 17 (17.89%) REST
16 16 (16.84%) SQL
17 15 (15.79%) Finance
18 13 (13.68%) Retail
19 12 (12.63%) OOP
19 12 (12.63%) HTML5
20 11 (11.58%) Java
20 11 (11.58%) .NET
20 11 (11.58%) Web Services
21 10 (10.53%) C#

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 23 (24.21%) Apache
2 10 (10.53%) Umbraco
3 3 (3.16%) CMS
4 2 (2.11%) IIS
5 1 (1.05%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (8.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.21%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 19 (20.00%) Magento
2 7 (7.37%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (71.58%) MySQL
2 10 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (7.37%) Visual Studio
1 7 (7.37%) Subversion
2 6 (6.32%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.16%) WebDriver
3 3 (3.16%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.16%) Selenium
4 1 (1.05%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.05%) eggPlant
General
1 15 (15.79%) Finance
2 13 (13.68%) Retail
3 3 (3.16%) Online Betting
4 2 (2.11%) Back Office
4 2 (2.11%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
5 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 73 (76.84%) Developer
2 55 (57.89%) PHP Developer
3 13 (13.68%) Web Developer
4 9 (9.47%) PHP Web Developer
5 8 (8.42%) Magento Developer
6 6 (6.32%) Architect
6 6 (6.32%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.32%) Team Leader
7 5 (5.26%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.26%) C++ Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.21%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.16%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Technical Leader
10 2 (2.11%) HTML Developer
10 2 (2.11%) PHP Magento Developer
10 2 (2.11%) Java Architect
10 2 (2.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 2 (2.11%) Java Solutions Architect
11 1 (1.05%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (56.84%) HTML
2 46 (48.42%) CSS
3 24 (25.26%) jQuery
4 23 (24.21%) SOAP
5 20 (21.05%) Ajax
6 18 (18.95%) Symfony
6 18 (18.95%) Yii
7 17 (17.89%) REST
8 12 (12.63%) HTML5
9 11 (11.58%) .NET
9 11 (11.58%) Web Services
10 10 (10.53%) ASP.NET
11 9 (9.47%) Zend Framework
12 7 (7.37%) CodeIgniter
12 7 (7.37%) XML
12 7 (7.37%) STL
12 7 (7.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (7.37%) CSS3
12 7 (7.37%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 7 (7.37%) Doctrine
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.37%) EPoS
2 7 (7.37%) Mathematics
3 3 (3.16%) Open Source
4 2 (2.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (34.74%) Linux
2 1 (1.05%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (47.37%) OO
2 40 (42.11%) OO PHP
3 39 (41.05%) MVC
4 32 (33.68%) E-Commerce
5 24 (25.26%) TDD
6 23 (24.21%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (17.89%) Unit Testing
8 12 (12.63%) OOP
9 7 (7.37%) Mentoring
9 7 (7.37%) UML
10 6 (6.32%) Content Management
10 6 (6.32%) Automated Testing
10 6 (6.32%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (5.26%) Data Modelling
12 4 (4.21%) Web Development
12 4 (4.21%) Refactoring
12 4 (4.21%) Waterfall
13 3 (3.16%) Progressive Enhancement
13 3 (3.16%) Agile Testing
13 3 (3.16%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (56.84%) JavaScript
2 16 (16.84%) SQL
3 11 (11.58%) Java
4 10 (10.53%) C#
5 7 (7.37%) C++
6 6 (6.32%) Python
7 5 (5.26%) VB.NET
7 5 (5.26%) PHP5
8 3 (3.16%) Ruby
9 2 (2.11%) VB
9 2 (2.11%) Perl
10 1 (1.05%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.21%) VirtualBox
2 1 (1.05%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (1.05%) Nagios
Vendors
1 34 (35.79%) Zend
2 10 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 7 (7.37%) EPiServer
4 2 (2.11%) Rackspace
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