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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 14 14 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 +18
Permanent jobs citing PHP 58 99 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.31% 17.40% 7.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.05% 26.26% 11.67%
Number of salaries quoted 47 90 40
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £42,050
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
263 377 360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 55.84% 66.26% 62.28%
Number of salaries quoted 218 348 317
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,550 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 30 January 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 January 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 56 £37,500 +15.38% 12
Wirral -3 2 £34,500 +13.11%
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (81.19%) MySQL
2 61 (60.40%) HTML
3 60 (59.41%) JavaScript
4 52 (51.49%) CSS
5 47 (46.53%) OO
6 42 (41.58%) E-Commerce
7 41 (40.59%) MVC
7 41 (40.59%) Zend
7 41 (40.59%) OO PHP
8 31 (30.69%) Magento
9 30 (29.70%) Linux
10 26 (25.74%) SOAP
10 26 (25.74%) TDD
11 25 (24.75%) Apache
11 25 (24.75%) Symfony
12 23 (22.77%) jQuery
12 23 (22.77%) Yii
13 21 (20.79%) Unit Testing
13 21 (20.79%) Ajax
14 20 (19.80%) REST
15 19 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (17.82%) Finance
17 14 (13.86%) OOP
18 13 (12.87%) Retail
19 12 (11.88%) Java
20 11 (10.89%) CodeIgniter
20 11 (10.89%) .NET
20 11 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
21 10 (9.90%) C#
21 10 (9.90%) ASP.NET

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (24.75%) Apache
2 10 (9.90%) Umbraco
3 4 (3.96%) CMS
4 2 (1.98%) IIS
4 2 (1.98%) WordPress
4 2 (1.98%) nginx
5 1 (0.99%) Drupal
Applications
1 8 (7.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.97%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 31 (30.69%) Magento
2 7 (6.93%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.97%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (81.19%) MySQL
2 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (6.93%) Subversion
1 7 (6.93%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.94%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.97%) PHPUnit
3 3 (2.97%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.97%) WebDriver
3 3 (2.97%) Selenium
4 1 (0.99%) eggPlant
4 1 (0.99%) Dreamweaver
General
1 18 (17.82%) Finance
2 13 (12.87%) Retail
3 3 (2.97%) Back Office
4 2 (1.98%) Games
4 2 (1.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 82 (81.19%) Developer
2 57 (56.44%) PHP Developer
3 16 (15.84%) Web Developer
4 13 (12.87%) Magento Developer
5 12 (11.88%) PHP Web Developer
6 7 (6.93%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (6.93%) Software Developer
6 7 (6.93%) Architect
7 6 (5.94%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 5 (4.95%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.96%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (3.96%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 3 (2.97%) Team Leader
10 3 (2.97%) Technical Leader
11 2 (1.98%) HTML Developer
11 2 (1.98%) Systems Administrator
11 2 (1.98%) Senior Developer
11 2 (1.98%) Administrator
11 2 (1.98%) Java Architect
11 2 (1.98%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (60.40%) HTML
2 52 (51.49%) CSS
3 26 (25.74%) SOAP
4 25 (24.75%) Symfony
5 23 (22.77%) jQuery
5 23 (22.77%) Yii
6 21 (20.79%) Ajax
7 20 (19.80%) REST
8 11 (10.89%) CodeIgniter
8 11 (10.89%) .NET
9 10 (9.90%) ASP.NET
10 9 (8.91%) HTML5
10 9 (8.91%) Web Services
10 9 (8.91%) XML
10 9 (8.91%) CSS3
11 7 (6.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (6.93%) J2EE
11 7 (6.93%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 6 (5.94%) Laravel
13 4 (3.96%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.92%) Mathematics
3 5 (4.95%) EPoS
4 3 (2.97%) Open Source
5 2 (1.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (29.70%) Linux
2 2 (1.98%) Android
3 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.99%) CentOS
3 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.99%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (46.53%) OO
2 42 (41.58%) E-Commerce
3 41 (40.59%) MVC
3 41 (40.59%) OO PHP
4 26 (25.74%) TDD
5 21 (20.79%) Unit Testing
6 19 (18.81%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (13.86%) OOP
8 9 (8.91%) Automated Testing
9 8 (7.92%) UML
9 8 (7.92%) Web Development
10 7 (6.93%) Content Management
10 7 (6.93%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (5.94%) Data Modelling
11 6 (5.94%) Refactoring
12 4 (3.96%) Waterfall
12 4 (3.96%) Mentoring
13 3 (2.97%) Automation Testing
13 3 (2.97%) Agile Testing
13 3 (2.97%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 60 (59.41%) JavaScript
2 12 (11.88%) Java
3 10 (9.90%) C#
4 8 (7.92%) SQL
5 7 (6.93%) Python
6 5 (4.95%) Ruby
6 5 (4.95%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.97%) PHP5
7 3 (2.97%) Perl
8 2 (1.98%) VB
9 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.99%) C
9 1 (0.99%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) Samba
1 2 (1.98%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.99%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (1.98%) Nagios
2 1 (0.99%) SmokePing
2 1 (0.99%) Munin
2 1 (0.99%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 41 (40.59%) Zend
2 10 (9.90%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.93%) EPiServer
4 2 (1.98%) Rackspace
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