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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 28 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Permanent jobs citing PHP 33 77 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.92% 12.40% 12.55%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.47% 21.88% 20.49%
Number of salaries quoted 27 77 53
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £29,400 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,600 £37,500
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
245 352 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 51.36% 56.68% 61.26%
Number of salaries quoted 197 333 246
Average salary £36,750 £36,000 £32,528
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.08% +10.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -8 33 £35,000 - 10
PHP
North West

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 74 (77.89%) MySQL
2 60 (63.16%) HTML
3 59 (62.11%) JavaScript
4 43 (45.26%) CSS
5 40 (42.11%) Zend
6 39 (41.05%) OO PHP
7 37 (38.95%) E-Commerce
7 37 (38.95%) MVC
8 34 (35.79%) OO
9 32 (33.68%) Symfony
10 27 (28.42%) Magento
11 23 (24.21%) OOP
12 22 (23.16%) Linux
12 22 (23.16%) Yii
13 19 (20.00%) Unit Testing
13 19 (20.00%) Web Development
14 18 (18.95%) jQuery
14 18 (18.95%) Finance
14 18 (18.95%) TDD
15 17 (17.89%) SOAP
16 16 (16.84%) Ajax
16 16 (16.84%) REST
17 15 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
18 14 (14.74%) Apache
19 12 (12.63%) HTML5
19 12 (12.63%) Git (software)
19 12 (12.63%) Content Management
19 12 (12.63%) Ruby
20 11 (11.58%) PHPUnit
21 10 (10.53%) CSS3

PHP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (14.74%) Apache
2 5 (5.26%) CMS
3 4 (4.21%) WordPress
4 3 (3.16%) nginx
5 2 (2.11%) Umbraco
5 2 (2.11%) Node.js
6 1 (1.05%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (2.11%) Photoshop
1 2 (2.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 27 (28.42%) Magento
2 1 (1.05%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.21%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (77.89%) MySQL
2 4 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.05%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (12.63%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.58%) PHPUnit
3 8 (8.42%) Subversion
4 1 (1.05%) Grunt
4 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (18.95%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.21%) Retail
3 3 (3.16%) Back Office
4 2 (2.11%) Marketing
5 1 (1.05%) Music Industry
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 86 (90.53%) Developer
2 55 (57.89%) PHP Developer
3 16 (16.84%) Web Developer
4 10 (10.53%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 9 (9.47%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 8 (8.42%) PHP Web Developer
6 8 (8.42%) Magento Developer
7 6 (6.32%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Architect
8 4 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.21%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Linux Administrator
9 3 (3.16%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Administrator
10 2 (2.11%) Systems Administrator
10 2 (2.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 2 (2.11%) Senior PHP Developer
11 1 (1.05%) Designer
11 1 (1.05%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (63.16%) HTML
2 43 (45.26%) CSS
3 32 (33.68%) Symfony
4 22 (23.16%) Yii
5 18 (18.95%) jQuery
6 17 (17.89%) SOAP
7 16 (16.84%) Ajax
7 16 (16.84%) REST
8 12 (12.63%) HTML5
9 10 (10.53%) CSS3
10 9 (9.47%) Laravel
10 9 (9.47%) Ruby on Rails
10 9 (9.47%) CodeIgniter
11 7 (7.37%) Web Services
12 6 (6.32%) CakePHP
13 5 (5.26%) XML
14 4 (4.21%) LAMP
14 4 (4.21%) J2EE
15 3 (3.16%) AngularJS
16 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.16%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.11%) EPoS
4 1 (1.05%) Open Source
4 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.05%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (23.16%) Linux
2 3 (3.16%) CentOS
2 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (3.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (41.05%) OO PHP
2 37 (38.95%) E-Commerce
2 37 (38.95%) MVC
3 34 (35.79%) OO
4 23 (24.21%) OOP
5 19 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 19 (20.00%) Web Development
6 18 (18.95%) TDD
7 15 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (12.63%) Content Management
9 8 (8.42%) Web Design
10 6 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (5.26%) Automated Testing
11 5 (5.26%) Refactoring
11 5 (5.26%) OOD
12 4 (4.21%) Scrum
12 4 (4.21%) UML
12 4 (4.21%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (4.21%) BDD
13 3 (3.16%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (62.11%) JavaScript
2 12 (12.63%) Ruby
3 9 (9.47%) Java
4 7 (7.37%) PHP5
4 7 (7.37%) Bash Shell
5 5 (5.26%) C++
5 5 (5.26%) Python
6 4 (4.21%) Perl
7 2 (2.11%) SQL
8 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.05%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (4.21%) Degree
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.16%) Squid
1 3 (3.16%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) Munin
1 3 (3.16%) Zenoss
1 3 (3.16%) Nagios
1 3 (3.16%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 40 (42.11%) Zend
2 2 (2.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.11%) Adobe
3 1 (1.05%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.05%) EPiServer
3 1 (1.05%) Perforce
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