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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 24 12 5
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Permanent jobs citing PHP 38 80 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 7.62% 12.36% 20.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.70% 22.41% 31.98%
Number of salaries quoted 37 73 101
Average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,100 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,800 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +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
242 357 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 48.50% 55.18% 64.54%
Number of salaries quoted 197 322 311
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -6 37 £33,750 -0.73% 6
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 68 (76.40%) MySQL
2 65 (73.03%) HTML
3 60 (67.42%) JavaScript
4 45 (50.56%) CSS
5 39 (43.82%) MVC
6 35 (39.33%) OO PHP
7 34 (38.20%) Zend
8 32 (35.96%) Symfony
9 31 (34.83%) OO
10 26 (29.21%) E-Commerce
11 25 (28.09%) jQuery
12 21 (23.60%) Yii
13 20 (22.47%) OOP
13 20 (22.47%) Linux
14 19 (21.35%) Magento
14 19 (21.35%) Web Development
15 18 (20.22%) Finance
16 17 (19.10%) Unit Testing
16 17 (19.10%) HTML5
17 14 (15.73%) CSS3
18 13 (14.61%) Laravel
18 13 (14.61%) Ajax
18 13 (14.61%) TDD
19 12 (13.48%) Ruby
19 12 (13.48%) REST
20 11 (12.36%) PHPUnit
20 11 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
21 10 (11.24%) Content Management
21 10 (11.24%) CakePHP
21 10 (11.24%) WordPress

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 10 (11.24%) Apache
1 10 (11.24%) WordPress
2 6 (6.74%) CMS
3 4 (4.49%) Node.js
4 3 (3.37%) nginx
5 1 (1.12%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Photoshop
2 4 (4.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (21.35%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (76.40%) MySQL
2 3 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.12%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (12.36%) PHPUnit
2 9 (10.11%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.62%) Subversion
4 2 (2.25%) Grunt
5 1 (1.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (20.22%) Finance
2 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.62%) Marketing
3 4 (4.49%) Retail
4 2 (2.25%) Music Industry
5 1 (1.12%) Back Office
5 1 (1.12%) Advertising
5 1 (1.12%) Games
5 1 (1.12%) Banking
Job Titles
1 82 (92.13%) Developer
2 53 (59.55%) PHP Developer
3 18 (20.22%) Web Developer
4 12 (13.48%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 9 (10.11%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 6 (6.74%) PHP Web Developer
6 6 (6.74%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 5 (5.62%) Front-End Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (4.49%) Administrator
9 3 (3.37%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.37%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.37%) Magento Developer
10 2 (2.25%) Front-End Web Developer
10 2 (2.25%) Senior PHP Developer
10 2 (2.25%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.25%) Junior
11 1 (1.12%) Junior Web Developer
11 1 (1.12%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (73.03%) HTML
2 45 (50.56%) CSS
3 32 (35.96%) Symfony
4 25 (28.09%) jQuery
5 21 (23.60%) Yii
6 17 (19.10%) HTML5
7 14 (15.73%) CSS3
8 13 (14.61%) Laravel
8 13 (14.61%) Ajax
9 12 (13.48%) REST
10 10 (11.24%) CakePHP
11 9 (10.11%) Ruby on Rails
11 9 (10.11%) SOAP
12 7 (7.87%) CodeIgniter
13 5 (5.62%) AngularJS
14 4 (4.49%) Sass
14 4 (4.49%) LAMP
14 4 (4.49%) Web Services
15 2 (2.25%) XML
15 2 (2.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.25%) EPoS
3 1 (1.12%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.12%) User Experience
3 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.47%) Linux
2 4 (4.49%) CentOS
3 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.37%) Debian
4 2 (2.25%) Android
4 2 (2.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (43.82%) MVC
2 35 (39.33%) OO PHP
3 31 (34.83%) OO
4 26 (29.21%) E-Commerce
5 20 (22.47%) OOP
6 19 (21.35%) Web Development
7 17 (19.10%) Unit Testing
8 13 (14.61%) TDD
9 11 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (11.24%) Content Management
11 9 (10.11%) Web Design
12 6 (6.74%) SEO
12 6 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (5.62%) Automated Testing
13 5 (5.62%) OOD
14 4 (4.49%) Scrum
14 4 (4.49%) BDD
15 3 (3.37%) Refactoring
15 3 (3.37%) Problem Management
16 2 (2.25%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 60 (67.42%) JavaScript
2 12 (13.48%) Ruby
3 8 (8.99%) PHP5
4 7 (7.87%) Bash Shell
5 6 (6.74%) C++
5 6 (6.74%) Java
6 4 (4.49%) Perl
6 4 (4.49%) Python
7 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.37%) Samba
1 3 (3.37%) Squid
2 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.37%) Nagios
1 3 (3.37%) Munin
1 3 (3.37%) Zenoss
1 3 (3.37%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 34 (38.20%) Zend
2 4 (4.49%) Adobe
3 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.12%) Perforce
3 1 (1.12%) VMware
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