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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 37 19
Rank change year-on-year +10 -18  
Permanent jobs citing PHP 39 24 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 6.95% 4.92% 10.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.62% 9.38% 19.08%
Number of salaries quoted 35 22 34
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £44,750 £41,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +2.85%  

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 309 256 262
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 55.08% 52.46% 53.80%
Number of salaries quoted 255 204 217
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +13 34 £32,000 -8.57% 9
Southport - 4 £60,000 -
PHP
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 44 (65.67%) JavaScript
2 36 (53.73%) HTML
3 33 (49.25%) CSS
3 33 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (46.27%) MySQL
5 26 (38.81%) Node.js
6 24 (35.82%) OO
7 18 (26.87%) AngularJS
8 17 (25.37%) HTML5
8 17 (25.37%) jQuery
8 17 (25.37%) OOP
9 16 (23.88%) Web Development
9 16 (23.88%) Magento
9 16 (23.88%) Front End Development
10 15 (22.39%) User Experience
10 15 (22.39%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (22.39%) SQL
11 14 (20.90%) MVC
11 14 (20.90%) Git (software)
11 14 (20.90%) CSS3
12 13 (19.40%) Responsive Web Design
12 13 (19.40%) Symfony
12 13 (19.40%) LAMP
12 13 (19.40%) Microservices
13 12 (17.91%) Internet
13 12 (17.91%) Semantic HTML
13 12 (17.91%) Laravel
13 12 (17.91%) RESTful
14 11 (16.42%) Linux
14 11 (16.42%) TDD

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 9 (13.43%) Drupal
2 7 (10.45%) CMS
2 7 (10.45%) WordPress
3 4 (5.97%) Apache
Business Applications
1 16 (23.88%) Magento
2 2 (2.99%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (1.49%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) GitHub
2 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (46.27%) MySQL
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.49%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (20.90%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.43%) Subversion
3 4 (5.97%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.99%) Grunt
5 1 (1.49%) gulp
5 1 (1.49%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (11.94%) Advertising
2 7 (10.45%) Finance
3 6 (8.96%) Retail
4 5 (7.46%) Banking
4 5 (7.46%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.46%) Marketing
5 3 (4.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (92.54%) Developer
2 43 (64.18%) PHP Developer
3 14 (20.90%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 8 (11.94%) Junior
4 8 (11.94%) Junior Developer
5 7 (10.45%) Magento Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (8.96%) Senior Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Senior PHP Developer
6 6 (8.96%) UX Developer
7 5 (7.46%) PHP Magento Developer
8 4 (5.97%) Drupal Developer
8 4 (5.97%) MySQL Developer
8 4 (5.97%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 3 (4.48%) HTML Developer
9 3 (4.48%) LAMP Developer
9 3 (4.48%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 3 (4.48%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Web Developer
10 2 (2.99%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (53.73%) HTML
2 33 (49.25%) CSS
3 26 (38.81%) Node.js
4 18 (26.87%) AngularJS
5 17 (25.37%) HTML5
5 17 (25.37%) jQuery
6 14 (20.90%) CSS3
7 13 (19.40%) LAMP
7 13 (19.40%) Symfony
8 12 (17.91%) Laravel
8 12 (17.91%) RESTful
8 12 (17.91%) Semantic HTML
9 7 (10.45%) .NET
10 5 (7.46%) REST
11 4 (5.97%) .NET Framework
11 4 (5.97%) SOAP
12 3 (4.48%) Ajax
12 3 (4.48%) Web Services
12 3 (4.48%) XML
13 2 (2.99%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.39%) Analytical Skills
1 15 (22.39%) User Experience
2 5 (7.46%) Hedge funds
3 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.99%) iPad
5 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.42%) Linux
2 3 (4.48%) Android
2 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.48%) CentOS
3 2 (2.99%) Debian
3 2 (2.99%) Unix
3 2 (2.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.82%) OO
3 17 (25.37%) OOP
4 16 (23.88%) Front End Development
4 16 (23.88%) Web Development
5 14 (20.90%) MVC
6 13 (19.40%) Microservices
6 13 (19.40%) Responsive Web Design
7 11 (16.42%) TDD
8 10 (14.93%) Open Source
8 10 (14.93%) SDLC
9 9 (13.43%) Domain-Driven Design
9 9 (13.43%) Project Management
9 9 (13.43%) SOLID
10 8 (11.94%) E-Commerce
10 8 (11.94%) OOD
10 8 (11.94%) Scrum
10 8 (11.94%) Unit Testing
11 7 (10.45%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (7.46%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 44 (65.67%) JavaScript
2 15 (22.39%) SQL
3 8 (11.94%) Java
4 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.48%) C
4 3 (4.48%) C++
4 3 (4.48%) Perl
4 3 (4.48%) PHP 5
5 1 (1.49%) Go
5 1 (1.49%) Groovy
5 1 (1.49%) Python
5 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Degree
2 4 (5.97%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Ansible
1 1 (1.49%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.49%) Mesos
1 1 (1.49%) Puppet
1 1 (1.49%) Rancher
1 1 (1.49%) rkt
1 1 (1.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (7.46%) Zend
2 1 (1.49%) Facebook
2 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Douglas-Scott
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Good Package
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Merseyside
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birkenhead
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
LIVERPOOL
Foresight Solutions
Salary: £0 - £95,000 per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 5 days ago