Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 48 33
Rank change year-on-year +39 -15 -13
Permanent jobs citing PHP 130 56 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 13.14% 4.31% 5.85%
As % of the Programming Languages category 23.94% 7.99% 12.59%
Number of salaries quoted 115 61 61
Merseyside median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £50,000 £87,500
North West median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +7.69%

PHP is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 543 701 437
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 54.90% 53.96% 46.49%
Number of salaries quoted 408 498 342
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £24,525
90th Percentile £61,250 £56,250 £51,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing PHP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +46 113 £45,000 +20.00% 10
Southport +11 9 £37,500 -28.57%
Wirral -1 5 £27,500 -32.93%
St Helens - 2 £29,250 -
PHP
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 86 (66.15%) JavaScript
2 85 (65.38%) MySQL
3 78 (60.00%) CSS
3 78 (60.00%) HTML
4 69 (53.08%) Laravel
5 56 (43.08%) MVC
6 55 (42.31%) Finance
7 53 (40.77%) Zend
8 51 (39.23%) HTML5
9 50 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
10 45 (34.62%) CSS3
11 44 (33.85%) REST
12 41 (31.54%) SOAP
13 39 (30.00%) API Development
14 38 (29.23%) TDD
15 37 (28.46%) Software Engineering
15 37 (28.46%) CakePHP
16 36 (27.69%) Banking
17 35 (26.92%) WebDriver
17 35 (26.92%) Selenium
17 35 (26.92%) jQuery
17 35 (26.92%) Functional Testing
17 35 (26.92%) Selenium IDE
18 29 (22.31%) Symfony
19 28 (21.54%) Git (software)
19 28 (21.54%) Retail
19 28 (21.54%) OO
20 22 (16.92%) Magento
21 21 (16.15%) AngularJS
22 20 (15.38%) Web Services

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 17 (13.08%) CMS
2 15 (11.54%) Drupal
3 10 (7.69%) WordPress
4 2 (1.54%) Apache
5 1 (0.77%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (16.92%) Magento
2 2 (1.54%) OpenCart
2 2 (1.54%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (9.23%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (9.23%) Amazon S3
2 12 (9.23%) Amazon SQS
2 12 (9.23%) AWS Lambda
2 12 (9.23%) Serverless
3 4 (3.08%) GitHub
4 3 (2.31%) MailChimp
4 3 (2.31%) npm
5 1 (0.77%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.54%) Internet
2 1 (0.77%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (65.38%) MySQL
2 12 (9.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 12 (9.23%) Amazon RDS
2 12 (9.23%) NoSQL
2 12 (9.23%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.31%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 35 (26.92%) Selenium
1 35 (26.92%) Selenium IDE
1 35 (26.92%) WebDriver
2 28 (21.54%) Git (software)
3 14 (10.77%) PHPUnit
4 7 (5.38%) Grunt
5 5 (3.85%) gulp
5 5 (3.85%) Subversion
6 3 (2.31%) Bower
7 2 (1.54%) Bazaar
7 2 (1.54%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.54%) Mercurial
7 2 (1.54%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.77%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.77%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.77%) PhpStorm
8 1 (0.77%) Vagrant
General
1 55 (42.31%) Finance
2 36 (27.69%) Banking
3 28 (21.54%) Retail
4 8 (6.15%) Advertising
5 7 (5.38%) Marketing
6 6 (4.62%) Legal
7 3 (2.31%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 118 (90.77%) Developer
2 101 (77.69%) PHP Developer
3 36 (27.69%) MySQL Developer
3 36 (27.69%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 27 (20.77%) Agile Developer
5 17 (13.08%) Senior Developer
6 12 (9.23%) Senior PHP Developer
7 10 (7.69%) Lead Developer
8 9 (6.92%) Lead PHP Developer
9 8 (6.15%) Web Developer
10 7 (5.38%) Magento Developer
11 5 (3.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 5 (3.85%) HTML CSS Developer
11 5 (3.85%) HTML Developer
11 5 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (3.85%) PHP Magento Developer
11 5 (3.85%) SQL Developer
11 5 (3.85%) Technical Leader
12 4 (3.08%) Junior Developer
12 4 (3.08%) Junior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (60.00%) CSS
1 78 (60.00%) HTML
2 69 (53.08%) Laravel
3 51 (39.23%) HTML5
4 45 (34.62%) CSS3
5 44 (33.85%) REST
6 41 (31.54%) SOAP
7 37 (28.46%) CakePHP
8 35 (26.92%) jQuery
9 29 (22.31%) Symfony
10 21 (16.15%) AngularJS
11 20 (15.38%) Web Services
12 19 (14.62%) Node.js
13 12 (9.23%) Silex
14 11 (8.46%) XML
15 7 (5.38%) RESTful
15 7 (5.38%) Sass
16 4 (3.08%) Ajax
16 4 (3.08%) JSON
16 4 (3.08%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.62%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (3.85%) User Experience
3 4 (3.08%) Blog
4 3 (2.31%) Graphic Design
4 3 (2.31%) Life Science
4 3 (2.31%) Social Media
4 3 (2.31%) Social Network
4 3 (2.31%) W3C
5 1 (0.77%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.77%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 14 (10.77%) Linux
2 4 (3.08%) Android
2 4 (3.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (43.08%) MVC
2 50 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (30.00%) API Development
4 38 (29.23%) TDD
5 37 (28.46%) Software Engineering
6 35 (26.92%) Functional Testing
7 28 (21.54%) OO
8 18 (13.85%) OOP
9 15 (11.54%) Web Development
10 13 (10.00%) OO PHP
10 13 (10.00%) OOD
11 12 (9.23%) Microservices
12 9 (6.92%) E-Commerce
13 7 (5.38%) Front End Development
14 5 (3.85%) Refactoring
14 5 (3.85%) Web Application Development
15 4 (3.08%) Android Development
15 4 (3.08%) iOS Development
15 4 (3.08%) Responsive Web Design
15 4 (3.08%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 86 (66.15%) JavaScript
2 13 (10.00%) SQL
3 9 (6.92%) Java
4 7 (5.38%) PHP 5
5 3 (2.31%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.31%) Perl
5 3 (2.31%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.54%) C
6 2 (1.54%) PHP 7
6 2 (1.54%) Python
6 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.77%) C#
7 1 (0.77%) C++
7 1 (0.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 14 (10.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.77%) Plesk
Vendors
1 53 (40.77%) Zend
2 6 (4.62%) Google
3 1 (0.77%) Capita
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle