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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 23 12 31
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +19
Permanent jobs citing PHP 39 98 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.99% 15.10% 6.29%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.66% 24.94% 10.53%
Number of salaries quoted 29 92 29
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,250 £34,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
249 393 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 51.02% 60.55% 59.75%
Number of salaries quoted 204 361 248
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,300 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £43,500 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -11 35 £37,500 +7.14% 5
St Helens - 1 £30,000 -
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 75 (78.13%) MySQL
2 62 (64.58%) JavaScript
3 59 (61.46%) HTML
4 46 (47.92%) CSS
5 42 (43.75%) Zend
6 40 (41.67%) MVC
7 38 (39.58%) OO PHP
8 36 (37.50%) E-Commerce
8 36 (37.50%) OO
9 32 (33.33%) Symfony
10 28 (29.17%) Magento
11 25 (26.04%) Yii
11 25 (26.04%) Linux
12 22 (22.92%) SOAP
12 22 (22.92%) OOP
13 21 (21.88%) Finance
14 20 (20.83%) TDD
15 19 (19.79%) Apache
15 19 (19.79%) Unit Testing
16 17 (17.71%) Ajax
16 17 (17.71%) jQuery
16 17 (17.71%) REST
17 16 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
18 14 (14.58%) Ruby
18 14 (14.58%) Web Development
19 13 (13.54%) Git (software)
20 11 (11.46%) CodeIgniter
21 10 (10.42%) Content Management
22 9 (9.38%) Subversion
22 9 (9.38%) Ruby on Rails

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 19 (19.79%) Apache
2 5 (5.21%) Umbraco
3 4 (4.17%) CMS
3 4 (4.17%) nginx
4 1 (1.04%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 28 (29.17%) Magento
2 2 (2.08%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) Internet
2 2 (2.08%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (78.13%) MySQL
2 6 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.04%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (13.54%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.38%) PHPUnit
2 9 (9.38%) Subversion
3 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.04%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (1.04%) Selenium
4 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.04%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (21.88%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Retail
3 3 (3.13%) Back Office
4 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Advertising
5 1 (1.04%) Games
Job Titles
1 82 (85.42%) Developer
2 56 (58.33%) PHP Developer
3 15 (15.63%) Web Developer
4 11 (11.46%) PHP Web Developer
5 9 (9.38%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 8 (8.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 8 (8.33%) Magento Developer
7 7 (7.29%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Architect
8 4 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.17%) Administrator
9 3 (3.13%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.13%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (3.13%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (3.13%) Technical Leader
10 2 (2.08%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 2 (2.08%) Senior PHP Developer
10 2 (2.08%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (61.46%) HTML
2 46 (47.92%) CSS
3 32 (33.33%) Symfony
4 25 (26.04%) Yii
5 22 (22.92%) SOAP
6 17 (17.71%) Ajax
6 17 (17.71%) jQuery
6 17 (17.71%) REST
7 11 (11.46%) CodeIgniter
8 9 (9.38%) Ruby on Rails
9 8 (8.33%) CSS3
9 8 (8.33%) Laravel
10 7 (7.29%) HTML5
11 6 (6.25%) Web Services
12 5 (5.21%) XML
12 5 (5.21%) .NET
12 5 (5.21%) ASP.NET
12 5 (5.21%) CakePHP
13 4 (4.17%) J2EE
14 2 (2.08%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.13%) Mathematics
2 3 (3.13%) Open Source
3 2 (2.08%) User Experience
3 2 (2.08%) EPoS
4 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (26.04%) Linux
2 3 (3.13%) Debian
2 3 (3.13%) CentOS
2 3 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (41.67%) MVC
2 38 (39.58%) OO PHP
3 36 (37.50%) OO
3 36 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 22 (22.92%) OOP
5 20 (20.83%) TDD
6 19 (19.79%) Unit Testing
7 16 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (14.58%) Web Development
9 10 (10.42%) Content Management
10 7 (7.29%) Automated Testing
11 6 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (5.21%) Web Design
12 5 (5.21%) OOD
13 4 (4.17%) UML
13 4 (4.17%) Refactoring
13 4 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
14 3 (3.13%) Problem Management
14 3 (3.13%) Data Modelling
15 2 (2.08%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 62 (64.58%) JavaScript
2 14 (14.58%) Ruby
3 9 (9.38%) Java
4 8 (8.33%) Python
5 5 (5.21%) Perl
5 5 (5.21%) PHP5
5 5 (5.21%) Bash Shell
6 4 (4.17%) SQL
7 3 (3.13%) C#
7 3 (3.13%) C++
8 2 (2.08%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (4.17%) Degree
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.29%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Samba
2 3 (3.13%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) Nagios
2 3 (3.13%) Munin
2 3 (3.13%) Zenoss
2 3 (3.13%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 42 (43.75%) Zend
2 5 (5.21%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.08%) EPiServer
3 2 (2.08%) Rackspace
4 1 (1.04%) Perforce
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birkenhead
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great Training
Posted: 21 days ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
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