The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 16 9 47
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +38
Permanent jobs citing PHP 60 92 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.15% 14.81% 4.49%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.40% 25.27% 6.93%
Number of salaries quoted 50 87 26
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -2.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,900 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £38,750
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
PHP
North West

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

Programming Languages Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
326 364 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 55.16% 58.62% 64.74%
Number of salaries quoted 279 338 376
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

PHP
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

PHP Salary Trend in Merseyside

PHP
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PHP across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

PHP Salary Histogram in Merseyside

PHP
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 within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. 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 -8 53 £32,500 - 5
St Helens - 5 - -
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 98 (72.59%) MySQL
2 78 (57.78%) HTML
3 68 (50.37%) JavaScript
4 56 (41.48%) Zend
5 55 (40.74%) OO
6 54 (40.00%) CSS
7 45 (33.33%) Linux
8 44 (32.59%) MVC
9 42 (31.11%) OO PHP
10 40 (29.63%) E-Commerce
11 36 (26.67%) SQL
12 30 (22.22%) Magento
13 28 (20.74%) jQuery
14 24 (17.78%) HTML5
15 23 (17.04%) Symfony
16 22 (16.30%) CodeIgniter
16 22 (16.30%) Oracle
17 20 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
18 19 (14.07%) TDD
18 19 (14.07%) Apache
19 18 (13.33%) Ajax
20 17 (12.59%) Web Development
20 17 (12.59%) PostgreSQL
21 16 (11.85%) SQL Server
21 16 (11.85%) ITIL
21 16 (11.85%) Windows
22 15 (11.11%) Java
23 14 (10.37%) Yii
24 13 (9.63%) C++
24 13 (9.63%) Retail

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 19 (14.07%) Apache
2 11 (8.15%) Liferay
3 3 (2.22%) WordPress
3 3 (2.22%) Drupal
4 1 (0.74%) Jetty
4 1 (0.74%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (8.15%) FastStats
2 3 (2.22%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 30 (22.22%) Magento
2 1 (0.74%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.70%) DNS
1 5 (3.70%) SSL
1 5 (3.70%) Intranet
1 5 (3.70%) Internet
1 5 (3.70%) Firewall
1 5 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
1 5 (3.70%) VLAN
1 5 (3.70%) LDAP
1 5 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (0.74%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (72.59%) MySQL
2 17 (12.59%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (11.85%) SQL Server
4 11 (8.15%) Crystal Reports
4 11 (8.15%) Oracle Reports
4 11 (8.15%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (8.15%) Pentaho
4 11 (8.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (8.89%) Subversion
2 11 (8.15%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.74%) Maven
3 1 (0.74%) JIRA
3 1 (0.74%) Ant
3 1 (0.74%) JUnit
3 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.74%) Log4j
General
1 13 (9.63%) Retail
2 7 (5.19%) Marketing
3 5 (3.70%) Multimedia
3 5 (3.70%) Finance
4 3 (2.22%) Online Betting
5 2 (1.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 106 (78.52%) Developer
2 76 (56.30%) PHP Developer
3 18 (13.33%) Magento Developer
4 16 (11.85%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 13 (9.63%) Team Leader
5 13 (9.63%) Web Developer
6 11 (8.15%) Support Engineer
6 11 (8.15%) Applications Support
6 11 (8.15%) Applications Support Engineer
7 10 (7.41%) C++ Developer
8 9 (6.67%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.19%) Senior PHP Developer
10 5 (3.70%) ICT Technician
10 5 (3.70%) Senior Technician
10 5 (3.70%) PHP Web Developer
11 4 (2.96%) PHP Magento Developer
11 4 (2.96%) Senior PHP Web Developer
11 4 (2.96%) Web Team Leader
11 4 (2.96%) Senior Web Developer
12 3 (2.22%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (57.78%) HTML
2 54 (40.00%) CSS
3 28 (20.74%) jQuery
4 24 (17.78%) HTML5
5 23 (17.04%) Symfony
6 22 (16.30%) CodeIgniter
7 18 (13.33%) Ajax
8 14 (10.37%) Yii
9 12 (8.89%) J2EE
9 12 (8.89%) STL
10 9 (6.67%) Zend Framework
11 6 (4.44%) CakePHP
11 6 (4.44%) Web Services
11 6 (4.44%) CSS3
12 5 (3.70%) Laravel
13 4 (2.96%) XML
14 3 (2.22%) LAMP
15 2 (1.48%) XML Messaging
15 2 (1.48%) JSON
15 2 (1.48%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.41%) EPoS
2 7 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.70%) VLE
4 3 (2.22%) Open Source
5 1 (0.74%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 45 (33.33%) Linux
2 16 (11.85%) Windows
3 12 (8.89%) UNIX
4 6 (4.44%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.70%) Windows 8
5 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.70%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.70%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.74%) Android
6 1 (0.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (40.74%) OO
2 44 (32.59%) MVC
3 42 (31.11%) OO PHP
4 40 (29.63%) E-Commerce
5 20 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (14.07%) TDD
7 17 (12.59%) Web Development
8 16 (11.85%) ITIL
9 13 (9.63%) Unit Testing
10 11 (8.15%) Problem Management
10 11 (8.15%) ITIL V2
10 11 (8.15%) Workflow
10 11 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (7.41%) Software Engineering
12 9 (6.67%) Progressive Enhancement
13 8 (5.93%) OOP
14 7 (5.19%) Refactoring
14 7 (5.19%) Content Management
15 6 (4.44%) Automated Testing
16 5 (3.70%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 68 (50.37%) JavaScript
2 36 (26.67%) SQL
3 15 (11.11%) Java
4 13 (9.63%) C++
5 10 (7.41%) PHP5
6 5 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.70%) VB
7 3 (2.22%) Python
7 3 (2.22%) Perl
8 2 (1.48%) C#
8 2 (1.48%) Ruby
9 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (5.93%) Degree
2 3 (2.22%) MySQL Certification
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.48%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (8.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 56 (41.48%) Zend
2 22 (16.30%) Oracle
3 11 (8.15%) Business Objects
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.74%) EPiServer
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