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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 17 12 30
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +18
Permanent jobs citing PHP 50 108 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.27% 17.03% 6.42%
As % of the Programming Languages category 19.01% 25.59% 10.38%
Number of salaries quoted 34 100 33
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 £30,000 £30,000 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
263 422 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 54.00% 66.56% 61.87%
Number of salaries quoted 216 382 276
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £32,528
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.21%
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 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 30 March 2015.

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 30 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 -7 45 £37,500 +10.29% 5
St Helens - 1 £30,000 -
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 82 (78.85%) MySQL
2 70 (67.31%) JavaScript
3 67 (64.42%) HTML
4 54 (51.92%) CSS
5 42 (40.38%) MVC
5 42 (40.38%) Zend
6 41 (39.42%) OO PHP
7 40 (38.46%) OO
7 40 (38.46%) E-Commerce
8 33 (31.73%) Magento
9 29 (27.88%) Symfony
10 27 (25.96%) Linux
11 25 (24.04%) Yii
12 24 (23.08%) SOAP
13 23 (22.12%) OOP
14 22 (21.15%) Apache
14 22 (21.15%) Finance
14 22 (21.15%) TDD
15 21 (20.19%) Unit Testing
16 20 (19.23%) jQuery
17 19 (18.27%) Ajax
17 19 (18.27%) REST
18 16 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
19 15 (14.42%) Ruby
20 12 (11.54%) Web Development
21 11 (10.58%) CodeIgniter
22 10 (9.62%) CSS3
22 10 (9.62%) HTML5
22 10 (9.62%) Umbraco
22 10 (9.62%) Microsoft

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 22 (21.15%) Apache
2 10 (9.62%) Umbraco
3 4 (3.85%) CMS
3 4 (3.85%) nginx
4 2 (1.92%) IIS
5 1 (0.96%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.88%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 33 (31.73%) Magento
2 7 (6.73%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.96%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (78.85%) MySQL
2 6 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 8 (7.69%) PHPUnit
2 7 (6.73%) Visual Studio
2 7 (6.73%) Subversion
3 2 (1.92%) Selenium
3 2 (1.92%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.92%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.96%) Dreamweaver
General
1 22 (21.15%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Retail
3 3 (2.88%) Back Office
4 2 (1.92%) Marketing
4 2 (1.92%) Games
5 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.96%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 90 (86.54%) Developer
2 56 (53.85%) PHP Developer
3 15 (14.42%) Web Developer
4 11 (10.58%) PHP Web Developer
4 11 (10.58%) Magento Developer
5 9 (8.65%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 6 (5.77%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 6 (5.77%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 5 (4.81%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Administrator
8 4 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.85%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Architect
9 3 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (2.88%) Senior Developer
9 3 (2.88%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (2.88%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (2.88%) Technical Leader
10 2 (1.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 2 (1.92%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (64.42%) HTML
2 54 (51.92%) CSS
3 29 (27.88%) Symfony
4 25 (24.04%) Yii
5 24 (23.08%) SOAP
6 20 (19.23%) jQuery
7 19 (18.27%) Ajax
7 19 (18.27%) REST
8 11 (10.58%) CodeIgniter
9 10 (9.62%) ASP.NET
9 10 (9.62%) HTML5
9 10 (9.62%) .NET
9 10 (9.62%) CSS3
10 9 (8.65%) Ruby on Rails
11 8 (7.69%) Laravel
12 7 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 7 (6.73%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (4.81%) CakePHP
13 5 (4.81%) Web Services
13 5 (4.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.88%) Mathematics
2 3 (2.88%) Open Source
3 2 (1.92%) User Experience
3 2 (1.92%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.96%) Linux
2 3 (2.88%) Debian
2 3 (2.88%) CentOS
2 3 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.38%) MVC
2 41 (39.42%) OO PHP
3 40 (38.46%) OO
3 40 (38.46%) E-Commerce
4 23 (22.12%) OOP
5 22 (21.15%) TDD
6 21 (20.19%) Unit Testing
7 16 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (11.54%) Web Development
9 8 (7.69%) Content Management
9 8 (7.69%) Automated Testing
10 5 (4.81%) Web Design
10 5 (4.81%) OOD
10 5 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (3.85%) Refactoring
11 4 (3.85%) UML
11 4 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
12 3 (2.88%) Data Modelling
12 3 (2.88%) Problem Management
13 2 (1.92%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 70 (67.31%) JavaScript
2 15 (14.42%) Ruby
3 9 (8.65%) C#
3 9 (8.65%) Java
4 8 (7.69%) SQL
4 8 (7.69%) Python
5 5 (4.81%) VB.NET
6 4 (3.85%) Perl
6 4 (3.85%) PHP5
6 4 (3.85%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.92%) VB
8 1 (0.96%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.85%) Samba
2 3 (2.88%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (3.85%) Nagios
2 3 (2.88%) Munin
2 3 (2.88%) Zenoss
2 3 (2.88%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 42 (40.38%) Zend
2 10 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.73%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.92%) Rackspace
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