The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for PHP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 40 29
Rank change year-on-year +28 -11  
Permanent jobs citing PHP 77 17 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 14.23% 3.68% 7.13%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.69% 8.25% 14.62%
Number of salaries quoted 70 15 35
Median salary £43,750 £30,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.83% -14.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,250 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  

PHP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 325 206 253
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 60.07% 44.59% 48.75%
Number of salaries quoted 252 163 207
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing PHP as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in Merseyside

PHP
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PHP in Merseyside.

Salary trend for PHP in Merseyside

PHP
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in Merseyside over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for PHP in Merseyside

PHP
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +31 64 £45,000 +50.00% 13
Wirral - 7 £27,500 - 1
Southport - 5 £48,750 - 1
PHP
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for PHP.

1 73 (63.48%) JavaScript
2 68 (59.13%) MySQL
3 62 (53.91%) HTML
4 61 (53.04%) CSS
5 47 (40.87%) Agile Software Development
6 42 (36.52%) Laravel
7 40 (34.78%) MVC
8 36 (31.30%) Finance
9 34 (29.57%) OO
9 34 (29.57%) HTML5
10 33 (28.70%) CSS3
11 28 (24.35%) REST
11 28 (24.35%) SOAP
12 26 (22.61%) TDD
13 25 (21.74%) Node.js
13 25 (21.74%) Symfony
14 24 (20.87%) OOP
15 21 (18.26%) Banking
15 21 (18.26%) jQuery
16 20 (17.39%) Zend
17 19 (16.52%) API Development
18 18 (15.65%) Magento
18 18 (15.65%) Git (software)
18 18 (15.65%) AngularJS
19 17 (14.78%) Retail
19 17 (14.78%) Microservices
20 16 (13.91%) Software Engineering
20 16 (13.91%) SQL
21 15 (13.04%) LAMP
21 15 (13.04%) CakePHP

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (11.30%) CMS
2 9 (7.83%) Drupal
3 4 (3.48%) WordPress
4 3 (2.61%) Apache
5 2 (1.74%) Joomla!
Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (15.65%) Magento
2 1 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (4.35%) Amazon S3
2 5 (4.35%) Amazon SQS
2 5 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (1.74%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.57%) Internet
2 5 (4.35%) FTP
3 2 (1.74%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (59.13%) MySQL
2 6 (5.22%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (15.65%) Git (software)
2 14 (12.17%) Selenium
2 14 (12.17%) Selenium IDE
2 14 (12.17%) WebDriver
3 5 (4.35%) PHPUnit
4 4 (3.48%) Subversion
5 2 (1.74%) Bower
6 1 (0.87%) Grunt
6 1 (0.87%) gulp
General
1 36 (31.30%) Finance
2 21 (18.26%) Banking
3 17 (14.78%) Retail
4 10 (8.70%) Marketing
5 5 (4.35%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.87%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 97 (84.35%) Developer
2 80 (69.57%) PHP Developer
3 17 (14.78%) MySQL Developer
3 17 (14.78%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 13 (11.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 12 (10.43%) Senior Developer
5 12 (10.43%) Senior PHP Developer
6 8 (6.96%) Junior
6 8 (6.96%) Junior Developer
7 7 (6.09%) Agile Developer
7 7 (6.09%) Lead Developer
7 7 (6.09%) Lead PHP Developer
8 5 (4.35%) Junior PHP Developer
8 5 (4.35%) Magento Developer
9 4 (3.48%) PHP Magento Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Technical Leader
9 4 (3.48%) Web Developer
10 3 (2.61%) Drupal Developer
10 3 (2.61%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 3 (2.61%) SEO Executive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (53.91%) HTML
2 61 (53.04%) CSS
3 42 (36.52%) Laravel
4 34 (29.57%) HTML5
5 33 (28.70%) CSS3
6 28 (24.35%) REST
6 28 (24.35%) SOAP
7 25 (21.74%) Node.js
7 25 (21.74%) Symfony
8 21 (18.26%) jQuery
9 18 (15.65%) AngularJS
10 15 (13.04%) CakePHP
10 15 (13.04%) LAMP
11 14 (12.17%) RESTful
12 12 (10.43%) Semantic HTML
13 11 (9.57%) .NET
14 7 (6.09%) ASP.NET
15 6 (5.22%) Web Services
16 5 (4.35%) Silex
16 5 (4.35%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.30%) User Experience
2 12 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (4.35%) Hedge funds
4 5 (4.35%) W3C
5 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.61%) Social Network
7 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.74%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.74%) Fintech
7 2 (1.74%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.87%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.87%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.09%) Linux
2 5 (4.35%) Android
2 5 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (40.87%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (34.78%) MVC
3 34 (29.57%) OO
4 26 (22.61%) TDD
5 24 (20.87%) OOP
6 19 (16.52%) API Development
7 17 (14.78%) Microservices
8 16 (13.91%) Software Engineering
9 15 (13.04%) Front End Development
10 14 (12.17%) E-Commerce
10 14 (12.17%) Functional Testing
10 14 (12.17%) OO PHP
11 12 (10.43%) Responsive Web Design
11 12 (10.43%) SOLID
11 12 (10.43%) Web Development
12 11 (9.57%) OOD
13 9 (7.83%) Domain-Driven Design
13 9 (7.83%) Open Source
13 9 (7.83%) SDLC
14 7 (6.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (63.48%) JavaScript
2 16 (13.91%) SQL
3 11 (9.57%) PHP 5
4 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.74%) C
4 2 (1.74%) C++
5 1 (0.87%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (12.17%) Degree
2 2 (1.74%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 5 (4.35%) Docker
Vendors
1 20 (17.39%) Zend
2 5 (4.35%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.61%) Google
4 2 (1.74%) Facebook
5 1 (0.87%) IBM
5 1 (0.87%) Progress
5 1 (0.87%) Twitter
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