Period
to 21 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
England > North West
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 25 29
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4 +2
Permanent jobs citing PHP 800 1,104 834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 6.71% 8.38% 7.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.34% 14.85% 12.88%
Number of salaries quoted 663 983 738
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,350 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £55,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 the North West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 6,481 7,435 6,474
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 54.36% 56.47% 54.32%
Number of salaries quoted 5,469 6,264 5,593
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing PHP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in the North West

PHP
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for PHP in the North West

PHP
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in the North West over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for PHP in the North West

PHP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 September 2018. 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
Manchester -5 567 £40,000 +3.90% 176
Cheshire -4 160 £42,500 +6.25% 51
Lancashire -9 43 £34,250 -2.14% 21
Merseyside -36 28 £32,500 -23.53% 23
Cumbria - 1 - - 3
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for PHP.

1 490 (61.25%) JavaScript
2 443 (55.38%) MySQL
3 386 (48.25%) HTML
4 359 (44.88%) CSS
5 287 (35.88%) Java
6 275 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
7 247 (30.88%) Laravel
8 243 (30.38%) MVC
9 196 (24.50%) Git (software)
10 192 (24.00%) jQuery
11 174 (21.75%) OO
12 168 (21.00%) Web Development
13 165 (20.63%) Linux
14 154 (19.25%) SQL
15 144 (18.00%) AngularJS
16 141 (17.63%) React
17 138 (17.25%) Advertising
18 137 (17.13%) Symfony
19 128 (16.00%) E-Commerce
20 113 (14.13%) Test Automation
21 112 (14.00%) Node.js
22 110 (13.75%) Scrum
23 109 (13.63%) Software Engineering
24 107 (13.38%) Zend
25 102 (12.75%) REST
26 100 (12.50%) OOP
27 99 (12.38%) HTML5
28 97 (12.13%) TDD
29 95 (11.88%) OO PHP
30 89 (11.13%) Python

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 63 (7.88%) WordPress
2 51 (6.38%) Apache
3 32 (4.00%) Drupal
4 29 (3.63%) CMS
5 21 (2.63%) nginx
6 10 (1.25%) Apache Pig
6 10 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.75%) IBM Domino
8 5 (0.63%) CloudStack
8 5 (0.63%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.25%) Confluence
11 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.13%) Joomla!
11 1 (0.13%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.13%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.13%) Resin
11 1 (0.13%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.13%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 40 (5.00%) Photoshop
2 20 (2.50%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.38%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.25%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 56 (7.00%) Magento
2 5 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.13%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 77 (9.63%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (7.13%) GitHub
3 15 (1.88%) Twilio
4 13 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.63%) SaaS
5 12 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (1.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 9 (1.13%) DigitalOcean
8 5 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (0.50%) Serverless
10 3 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.38%) CloudFront
10 3 (0.38%) npm
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.25%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.13%) G Suite
12 1 (0.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.25%) HTTP
2 19 (2.38%) SSL
3 17 (2.13%) Firewall
4 13 (1.63%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.13%) SAN
6 7 (0.88%) AMQP
7 6 (0.75%) Asterisk PBX
7 6 (0.75%) NAS
8 5 (0.63%) Internet
8 5 (0.63%) VoIP
9 4 (0.50%) Broadband
9 4 (0.50%) Skype
10 3 (0.38%) DHCP
10 3 (0.38%) Intranet
10 3 (0.38%) OpenVPN
10 3 (0.38%) SMS
10 3 (0.38%) VPN
11 2 (0.25%) DNS
11 2 (0.25%) Intrusion Detection
11 2 (0.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 443 (55.38%) MySQL
2 67 (8.38%) SQL Server
3 38 (4.75%) NoSQL
4 36 (4.50%) MongoDB
5 35 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
6 26 (3.25%) MariaDB
7 23 (2.88%) Relational Database
8 17 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (2.13%) Redis
9 16 (2.00%) Big Data
10 10 (1.25%) Apache Hive
10 10 (1.25%) Hadoop
11 9 (1.13%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.63%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.38%) Amazon Redshift
15 2 (0.25%) GIS
16 1 (0.13%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 196 (24.50%) Git (software)
2 48 (6.00%) Subversion
3 38 (4.75%) PHPUnit
4 35 (4.38%) Selenium
5 27 (3.38%) JIRA
6 19 (2.38%) Jenkins
7 18 (2.25%) Visual Studio
8 16 (2.00%) JUnit
9 15 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 15 (1.88%) git-flow
10 14 (1.75%) Grunt
11 13 (1.63%) Bitbucket
11 13 (1.63%) Xcode
12 12 (1.50%) webpack
13 10 (1.25%) CodeSonar
13 10 (1.25%) Maven
13 10 (1.25%) Robot Framework
14 9 (1.13%) Gradle
15 8 (1.00%) Jasmine
16 7 (0.88%) gulp
General
1 138 (17.25%) Advertising
2 78 (9.75%) Finance
3 54 (6.75%) Retail
4 30 (3.75%) Marketing
5 29 (3.63%) Banking
6 16 (2.00%) Games
7 12 (1.50%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.25%) Legal
9 8 (1.00%) Automotive
10 6 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.50%) Law
12 3 (0.38%) Electronics
13 2 (0.25%) Back Office
13 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 611 (76.38%) Developer
2 372 (46.50%) PHP Developer
3 94 (11.75%) Senior Developer
4 65 (8.13%) Software Engineer
5 51 (6.38%) Web Developer
6 47 (5.88%) Senior PHP Developer
7 42 (5.25%) Software Developer
8 41 (5.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 41 (5.13%) Junior
9 39 (4.88%) Junior Developer
10 34 (4.25%) Java Engineer
10 34 (4.25%) Java Software Engineer
11 32 (4.00%) Backend Developer
12 29 (3.63%) Java Developer
12 29 (3.63%) JavaScript Developer
13 28 (3.50%) Full Stack Developer
13 28 (3.50%) Junior PHP Developer
14 24 (3.00%) PHP Web Developer
15 22 (2.75%) Lead Software Engineer
16 21 (2.63%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 386 (48.25%) HTML
2 359 (44.88%) CSS
3 247 (30.88%) Laravel
4 192 (24.00%) jQuery
5 144 (18.00%) AngularJS
6 141 (17.63%) React
7 137 (17.13%) Symfony
8 112 (14.00%) Node.js
9 102 (12.75%) REST
10 99 (12.38%) HTML5
11 85 (10.63%) Web Services
12 82 (10.25%) Spring
13 79 (9.88%) Ajax
14 75 (9.38%) CSS3
15 73 (9.13%) LAMP
16 71 (8.88%) .NET
17 67 (8.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 65 (8.13%) XML
19 61 (7.63%) JSON
20 44 (5.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 52 (6.50%) Computer Science
2 47 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (5.63%) Greenfield Project
3 45 (5.63%) Mobile App
4 32 (4.00%) User Experience
5 24 (3.00%) Linux Command Line
6 21 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (2.38%) Fintech
8 16 (2.00%) Blog
9 10 (1.25%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.25%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.00%) Xbox
11 5 (0.63%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.63%) PMI
12 4 (0.50%) Clustering
12 4 (0.50%) Online Banking
12 4 (0.50%) Renewable Energy
12 4 (0.50%) Replication
12 4 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 165 (20.63%) Linux
2 57 (7.13%) Unix
3 53 (6.63%) Android
4 47 (5.88%) Apple iOS
5 35 (4.38%) Windows
6 13 (1.63%) CentOS
7 11 (1.38%) Debian
8 10 (1.25%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.63%) FreeBSD
9 5 (0.63%) OpenBSD
9 5 (0.63%) Solaris
9 5 (0.63%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.63%) Windows Server
10 2 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (30.38%) MVC
3 174 (21.75%) OO
4 168 (21.00%) Web Development
5 128 (16.00%) E-Commerce
6 113 (14.13%) Test Automation
7 110 (13.75%) Scrum
8 109 (13.63%) Software Engineering
9 100 (12.50%) OOP
10 97 (12.13%) TDD
11 95 (11.88%) OO PHP
12 79 (9.88%) Mentoring
13 73 (9.13%) Front End Development
14 72 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
15 60 (7.50%) DevOps
16 53 (6.63%) Problem-Solving
17 49 (6.13%) Kanban
18 47 (5.88%) Open Source
19 38 (4.75%) BDD
20 33 (4.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 490 (61.25%) JavaScript
2 287 (35.88%) Java
3 154 (19.25%) SQL
4 89 (11.13%) Python
5 83 (10.38%) C#
6 54 (6.75%) Perl
7 37 (4.63%) Java 8
8 32 (4.00%) C++
9 31 (3.88%) Bash Shell
10 28 (3.50%) ES6
10 28 (3.50%) Objective-C
10 28 (3.50%) Ruby
11 21 (2.63%) C
12 15 (1.88%) R
13 14 (1.75%) PHP 5
14 13 (1.63%) Go
14 13 (1.63%) PHP 7
15 12 (1.50%) Shell Script
16 11 (1.38%) PowerShell
16 11 (1.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (6.13%) Degree
2 31 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (1.63%) CISSP
4 12 (1.50%) SANS
5 11 (1.38%) CCNA
5 11 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (1.25%) CompTIA Security+
6 10 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.25%) GIAC
6 10 (1.25%) Linux+ Certification
6 10 (1.25%) MCSE
6 10 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.25%) Network+ Certification
6 10 (1.25%) Security Cleared
6 10 (1.25%) SSCP
7 5 (0.63%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.50%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.50%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.38%) ISEB
10 2 (0.25%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.88%) QA
2 8 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.63%) GCP
4 4 (0.50%) GDPR
4 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.25%) WCAG
5 2 (0.25%) Web Application Security Consortium
6 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (5.00%) Docker
2 10 (1.25%) vSphere
3 5 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.63%) KVM
3 5 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.50%) Ceph
4 4 (0.50%) Corosync
4 4 (0.50%) DRBD
4 4 (0.50%) iptables
5 3 (0.38%) Varnish
6 2 (0.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 36 (4.50%) Puppet
2 25 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (1.50%) Ansible
4 10 (1.25%) Nagios
4 10 (1.25%) Salt
5 6 (0.75%) Cacti
6 5 (0.63%) Munin
7 4 (0.50%) Pacemaker
8 3 (0.38%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.38%) WebInspect
9 2 (0.25%) Grafana
9 2 (0.25%) Graphite
9 2 (0.25%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.25%) Terraform
10 1 (0.13%) cPanel
10 1 (0.13%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.13%) OpenNMS
10 1 (0.13%) RANCID
10 1 (0.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 107 (13.38%) Zend
2 52 (6.50%) Capita
3 39 (4.88%) Oracle
4 32 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 27 (3.38%) Google
6 20 (2.50%) New Relic
7 15 (1.88%) Adobe
8 11 (1.38%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.25%) Twitter
10 9 (1.13%) Cisco
10 9 (1.13%) VMware
11 7 (0.88%) WooCommerce
12 5 (0.63%) Facebook
12 5 (0.63%) HP
12 5 (0.63%) Percona
12 5 (0.63%) SolarWinds
13 3 (0.38%) Apple
13 3 (0.38%) Juniper
13 3 (0.38%) Sony
14 2 (0.25%) Salesforce.com