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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 18 12 43
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +31
Permanent jobs citing PHP 51 113 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 10.34% 17.77% 5.63%
As % of the Programming Languages category 18.75% 27.03% 8.92%
Number of salaries quoted 45 103 29
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £42,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £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
272 418 370
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 55.17% 65.72% 63.14%
Number of salaries quoted 212 383 308
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -2 50 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Wirral -5 2 £34,500 +13.11%
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 76 (71.70%) MySQL
2 60 (56.60%) HTML
3 59 (55.66%) JavaScript
4 50 (47.17%) CSS
5 48 (45.28%) OO
6 42 (39.62%) MVC
6 42 (39.62%) OO PHP
7 40 (37.74%) Linux
8 36 (33.96%) Zend
9 35 (33.02%) E-Commerce
10 28 (26.42%) Apache
11 27 (25.47%) jQuery
11 27 (25.47%) TDD
12 25 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
13 24 (22.64%) SOAP
14 22 (20.75%) Ajax
15 21 (19.81%) Magento
16 19 (17.92%) Unit Testing
16 19 (17.92%) SQL
17 18 (16.98%) REST
18 17 (16.04%) Symfony
19 16 (15.09%) Yii
20 15 (14.15%) Retail
20 15 (14.15%) Finance
21 14 (13.21%) PostgreSQL
21 14 (13.21%) HTML5
22 13 (12.26%) OOP
23 11 (10.38%) Web Services
23 11 (10.38%) .NET
23 11 (10.38%) Zend Framework

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 28 (26.42%) Apache
2 10 (9.43%) Umbraco
3 3 (2.83%) CMS
4 2 (1.89%) IIS
5 1 (0.94%) Drupal
5 1 (0.94%) WordPress
5 1 (0.94%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.72%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 21 (19.81%) Magento
2 7 (6.60%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.66%) Internet
2 3 (2.83%) Firewall
2 3 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (2.83%) VLAN
2 3 (2.83%) LDAP
2 3 (2.83%) DHCP
2 3 (2.83%) DNS
2 3 (2.83%) SSL
2 3 (2.83%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (71.70%) MySQL
2 14 (13.21%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (7.55%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Visual Studio
1 7 (6.60%) Subversion
2 6 (5.66%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.83%) WebDriver
3 3 (2.83%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.83%) Selenium
4 1 (0.94%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.94%) eggPlant
General
1 15 (14.15%) Finance
1 15 (14.15%) Retail
2 4 (3.77%) Marketing
3 3 (2.83%) Online Betting
3 3 (2.83%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.89%) Games
5 1 (0.94%) Back Office
5 1 (0.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 81 (76.42%) Developer
2 61 (57.55%) PHP Developer
3 14 (13.21%) Web Developer
4 9 (8.49%) PHP Web Developer
4 9 (8.49%) Magento Developer
5 7 (6.60%) Team Leader
6 6 (5.66%) C++ Developer
7 5 (4.72%) .NET Developer
7 5 (4.72%) Architect
7 5 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.77%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.77%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (2.83%) ICT Technician
9 3 (2.83%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 3 (2.83%) Senior Technician
9 3 (2.83%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 3 (2.83%) Technical Leader
10 2 (1.89%) Senior Developer
10 2 (1.89%) Lead Developer
10 2 (1.89%) PHP Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (56.60%) HTML
2 50 (47.17%) CSS
3 27 (25.47%) jQuery
4 24 (22.64%) SOAP
5 22 (20.75%) Ajax
6 18 (16.98%) REST
7 17 (16.04%) Symfony
8 16 (15.09%) Yii
9 14 (13.21%) HTML5
10 11 (10.38%) Zend Framework
10 11 (10.38%) .NET
10 11 (10.38%) Web Services
11 10 (9.43%) ASP.NET
12 9 (8.49%) Doctrine
13 8 (7.55%) CSS3
13 8 (7.55%) STL
14 7 (6.60%) CodeIgniter
14 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 7 (6.60%) ASP.NET MVC
15 6 (5.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.55%) EPoS
1 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.66%) Mathematics
3 4 (3.77%) Open Source
4 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.83%) VLE
5 2 (1.89%) User Experience
6 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 40 (37.74%) Linux
2 4 (3.77%) Apple iOS
3 3 (2.83%) Windows 8
3 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (2.83%) Windows
3 3 (2.83%) Mac OS X
3 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (2.83%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (45.28%) OO
2 42 (39.62%) MVC
2 42 (39.62%) OO PHP
3 35 (33.02%) E-Commerce
4 27 (25.47%) TDD
5 25 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (17.92%) Unit Testing
7 13 (12.26%) OOP
8 8 (7.55%) Mentoring
9 6 (5.66%) UML
9 6 (5.66%) Content Management
9 6 (5.66%) Automated Testing
10 5 (4.72%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (4.72%) Web Development
11 4 (3.77%) Software Engineering
11 4 (3.77%) ITIL
11 4 (3.77%) Data Modelling
11 4 (3.77%) Waterfall
11 4 (3.77%) Progressive Enhancement
12 3 (2.83%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (55.66%) JavaScript
2 19 (17.92%) SQL
3 10 (9.43%) C#
3 10 (9.43%) Java
4 8 (7.55%) C++
5 6 (5.66%) Python
5 6 (5.66%) PHP5
6 5 (4.72%) VB
6 5 (4.72%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.83%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.83%) Ruby
8 2 (1.89%) Perl
9 1 (0.94%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.72%) Degree
3 1 (0.94%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.77%) VirtualBox
2 3 (2.83%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.94%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (2.83%) SCCM
2 1 (0.94%) Nagios
Vendors
1 36 (33.96%) Zend
2 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.60%) EPiServer
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle
5 2 (1.89%) Rackspace
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