The table below looks at the statistics for the PHP Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PHP Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP Developer
Rank 24 21 46
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 34 63 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.01% 10.33% 2.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.39% 10.57% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 33 58 14
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% +0.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £27,050 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £31,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
PHP Developer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Merseyside region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
460 596 491
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 94.85% 97.70% 98.00%
Number of salaries quoted 389 512 424
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

PHP Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PHP Developer in the job title across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

PHP Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

PHP Developer
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

PHP Developer Salary Trend in Merseyside

PHP Developer
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PHP Developer across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

PHP Developer Salary Histogram in Merseyside

PHP Developer
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -1 28 £36,250 +11.53% 7
St Helens +3 1 £30,000 -22.58%
PHP Developer
North West

PHP Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside region that cited PHP Developer in their job title 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 with PHP Developer in their job title.

1 63 (100.00%) PHP
2 57 (90.48%) MySQL
3 54 (85.71%) JavaScript
4 53 (84.13%) HTML
5 47 (74.60%) OO
6 45 (71.43%) OO PHP
7 40 (63.49%) CSS
8 38 (60.32%) MVC
9 29 (46.03%) Symfony
9 29 (46.03%) Zend
10 27 (42.86%) SOAP
11 26 (41.27%) TDD
12 24 (38.10%) E-Commerce
12 24 (38.10%) jQuery
12 24 (38.10%) Yii
13 22 (34.92%) REST
13 22 (34.92%) Unit Testing
13 22 (34.92%) Linux
14 21 (33.33%) Apache
14 21 (33.33%) Ajax
15 20 (31.75%) Finance
16 19 (30.16%) Magento
17 13 (20.63%) CodeIgniter
17 13 (20.63%) OOP
18 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
19 10 (15.87%) Automated Testing
19 10 (15.87%) Retail
20 7 (11.11%) PHPUnit
21 6 (9.52%) HTML5
21 6 (9.52%) Git (software)

PHP Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside region that cited PHP Developer in their job title 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 with PHP Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (1.59%) WordPress
2 1 (1.59%) CMS
Business Applications
1 19 (30.16%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (90.48%) MySQL
2 2 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) PHPUnit
2 6 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.52%) Subversion
General
1 20 (31.75%) Finance
2 10 (15.87%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (84.13%) HTML
2 40 (63.49%) CSS
3 29 (46.03%) Symfony
4 27 (42.86%) SOAP
5 24 (38.10%) jQuery
5 24 (38.10%) Yii
6 22 (34.92%) REST
7 21 (33.33%) Ajax
8 13 (20.63%) CodeIgniter
9 6 (9.52%) HTML5
9 6 (9.52%) CSS3
9 6 (9.52%) Web Services
10 5 (7.94%) CakePHP
10 5 (7.94%) Laravel
11 2 (3.17%) JSON
11 2 (3.17%) Zend Framework
11 2 (3.17%) SQLAlchemy
11 2 (3.17%) Jinja
11 2 (3.17%) Flask
12 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) EPoS
3 2 (3.17%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.92%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (74.60%) OO
2 45 (71.43%) OO PHP
3 38 (60.32%) MVC
4 26 (41.27%) TDD
5 24 (38.10%) E-Commerce
6 22 (34.92%) Unit Testing
7 13 (20.63%) OOP
8 10 (15.87%) Automated Testing
9 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (9.52%) Web Development
9 6 (9.52%) Refactoring
10 5 (7.94%) OOD
10 5 (7.94%) Web Design
10 5 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (3.17%) SOA
12 1 (1.59%) Mentoring
12 1 (1.59%) Progressive Enhancement
12 1 (1.59%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 63 (100.00%) PHP
2 54 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.35%) PHP5
4 3 (4.76%) SQL
5 2 (3.17%) Java
5 2 (3.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (46.03%) Zend
2 2 (3.17%) Rackspace
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