Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
England > North West
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 23 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8 -1
Permanent jobs citing PHP 1,040 1,148 755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.28% 8.73% 6.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 14.64% 15.01% 12.43%
Number of salaries quoted 875 1,022 659
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £58,250 £57,000 £55,000
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 7,102 7,649 6,076
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 56.56% 58.14% 52.62%
Number of salaries quoted 5,964 6,558 5,216
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 17 July 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 17 July 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 0 716 £40,000 +6.67% 143
Cheshire +17 194 £40,250 +7.33% 54
Lancashire -9 65 £32,500 -7.14% 26
Merseyside -16 59 £35,000 -15.15% 19
Cumbria - 4 £24,500 - 4
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 623 (59.90%) JavaScript
2 598 (57.50%) MySQL
3 519 (49.90%) HTML
4 493 (47.40%) CSS
5 385 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
6 339 (32.60%) MVC
7 324 (31.15%) Java
8 309 (29.71%) Laravel
9 258 (24.81%) jQuery
10 247 (23.75%) Git (software)
11 244 (23.46%) Linux
12 220 (21.15%) Web Development
13 207 (19.90%) OO
14 200 (19.23%) E-Commerce
15 189 (18.17%) AngularJS
16 186 (17.88%) SQL
17 179 (17.21%) Symfony
18 173 (16.63%) React
19 164 (15.77%) OOP
20 162 (15.58%) Advertising
21 151 (14.52%) Scrum
22 144 (13.85%) Software Engineering
23 142 (13.65%) Node.js
24 137 (13.17%) Zend
25 136 (13.08%) HTML5
26 133 (12.79%) Amazon AWS
27 131 (12.60%) Web Services
28 128 (12.31%) TDD
29 127 (12.21%) Test Automation
29 127 (12.21%) REST

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 97 (9.33%) Apache
2 75 (7.21%) WordPress
3 47 (4.52%) nginx
4 38 (3.65%) Drupal
5 31 (2.98%) CMS
6 11 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (0.87%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.77%) Apache Pig
9 5 (0.48%) Confluence
9 5 (0.48%) OpenEdge
10 3 (0.29%) JBoss
10 3 (0.29%) Resin
10 3 (0.29%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.29%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.29%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.19%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.19%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.19%) Moodle
11 2 (0.19%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 36 (3.46%) Photoshop
2 15 (1.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.29%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.29%) GIMP
6 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 109 (10.48%) Magento
2 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.19%) Shopify
3 1 (0.096%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.096%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 133 (12.79%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (5.96%) GitHub
3 40 (3.85%) SaaS
4 23 (2.21%) DigitalOcean
5 20 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (1.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 16 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 15 (1.44%) Twilio
8 14 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (1.15%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 10 (0.96%) Amazon ELB
10 10 (0.96%) Route 53
10 10 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (0.77%) Google App Engine
11 8 (0.77%) Serverless
12 7 (0.67%) npm
13 6 (0.58%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.88%) HTTP
2 23 (2.21%) SSL
3 13 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 11 (1.06%) Firewall
5 10 (0.96%) Internet
6 7 (0.67%) NAS
6 7 (0.67%) SAN
7 6 (0.58%) Asterisk PBX
8 5 (0.48%) Broadband
9 4 (0.38%) DNS
9 4 (0.38%) Intranet
9 4 (0.38%) Skype
9 4 (0.38%) SMS
10 3 (0.29%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.29%) VoIP
11 2 (0.19%) AMQP
11 2 (0.19%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (0.096%) Junos
12 1 (0.096%) LLU
12 1 (0.096%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 598 (57.50%) MySQL
2 87 (8.37%) SQL Server
3 43 (4.13%) MongoDB
4 41 (3.94%) NoSQL
5 30 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (2.40%) Redis
7 22 (2.12%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (2.12%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.25%) Big Data
9 11 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
9 11 (1.06%) RDBMS
10 10 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
11 9 (0.87%) MariaDB
12 8 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (0.77%) Apache Hive
12 8 (0.77%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.38%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.29%) MS Access
14 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 247 (23.75%) Git (software)
2 61 (5.87%) Subversion
3 43 (4.13%) PHPUnit
4 31 (2.98%) JIRA
4 31 (2.98%) Selenium
5 26 (2.50%) Jenkins
6 23 (2.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 21 (2.02%) Grunt
8 19 (1.83%) JUnit
9 15 (1.44%) Bitbucket
10 14 (1.35%) Visual Studio
11 13 (1.25%) webpack
12 12 (1.15%) gulp
12 12 (1.15%) Vagrant
13 11 (1.06%) Maven
14 9 (0.87%) git-flow
14 9 (0.87%) Mercurial
15 8 (0.77%) CodeSonar
15 8 (0.77%) Robot Framework
15 8 (0.77%) Xcode
General
1 162 (15.58%) Advertising
2 90 (8.65%) Finance
3 67 (6.44%) Retail
4 60 (5.77%) Marketing
5 33 (3.17%) Banking
6 20 (1.92%) Games
7 13 (1.25%) Telecoms
8 10 (0.96%) Automotive
8 10 (0.96%) Legal
9 7 (0.67%) Back Office
10 5 (0.48%) Law
11 4 (0.38%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.19%) Electronics
12 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 813 (78.17%) Developer
2 482 (46.35%) PHP Developer
3 132 (12.69%) Senior Developer
4 80 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 65 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 63 (6.06%) Senior PHP Developer
7 59 (5.67%) Web Developer
8 57 (5.48%) Software Developer
9 46 (4.42%) Magento Developer
9 46 (4.42%) MySQL Developer
10 45 (4.33%) JavaScript Developer
11 43 (4.13%) Java Engineer
12 42 (4.04%) Java Software Engineer
12 42 (4.04%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 38 (3.65%) Junior
14 35 (3.37%) Junior Developer
15 32 (3.08%) Java Developer
16 31 (2.98%) Backend Developer
17 30 (2.88%) Full Stack Developer
18 29 (2.79%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 519 (49.90%) HTML
2 493 (47.40%) CSS
3 309 (29.71%) Laravel
4 258 (24.81%) jQuery
5 189 (18.17%) AngularJS
6 179 (17.21%) Symfony
7 173 (16.63%) React
8 142 (13.65%) Node.js
9 136 (13.08%) HTML5
10 131 (12.60%) Web Services
11 127 (12.21%) REST
12 121 (11.63%) LAMP
13 105 (10.10%) XML
14 104 (10.00%) CSS3
15 94 (9.04%) Spring
16 91 (8.75%) Ajax
16 91 (8.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 89 (8.56%) RESTful
18 85 (8.17%) .NET
19 83 (7.98%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 79 (7.60%) Mobile App
2 76 (7.31%) User Experience
3 61 (5.87%) Greenfield Project
4 57 (5.48%) Computer Science
5 43 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
7 30 (2.88%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.35%) Blog
9 14 (1.35%) Xbox
10 13 (1.25%) Fintech
11 9 (0.87%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.77%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.77%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.58%) Social Media
14 5 (0.48%) Minimum Viable Product
14 5 (0.48%) PMI
14 5 (0.48%) Wiki
15 4 (0.38%) Renewable Energy
16 3 (0.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 244 (23.46%) Linux
2 82 (7.88%) Unix
3 56 (5.38%) Windows
4 49 (4.71%) Android
5 43 (4.13%) Apple iOS
6 25 (2.40%) CentOS
6 25 (2.40%) Debian
7 8 (0.77%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.48%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.19%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.19%) OpenBSD
10 2 (0.19%) Solaris
10 2 (0.19%) SUSE
11 1 (0.096%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (37.02%) Agile Software Development
2 339 (32.60%) MVC
3 220 (21.15%) Web Development
4 207 (19.90%) OO
5 200 (19.23%) E-Commerce
6 164 (15.77%) OOP
7 151 (14.52%) Scrum
8 144 (13.85%) Software Engineering
9 128 (12.31%) TDD
10 127 (12.21%) Test Automation
11 120 (11.54%) Front End Development
12 111 (10.67%) OO PHP
13 99 (9.52%) Mentoring
14 96 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
15 81 (7.79%) DevOps
16 65 (6.25%) Open Source
17 60 (5.77%) Kanban
18 59 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
19 54 (5.19%) Microservices
20 43 (4.13%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 623 (59.90%) JavaScript
2 324 (31.15%) Java
3 186 (17.88%) SQL
4 123 (11.83%) Python
5 92 (8.85%) C#
6 61 (5.87%) Ruby
7 59 (5.67%) Perl
8 46 (4.42%) Bash Shell
9 36 (3.46%) Java 8
10 35 (3.37%) C++
11 29 (2.79%) T-SQL
12 28 (2.69%) ES6
13 25 (2.40%) C
14 24 (2.31%) Objective-C
15 21 (2.02%) R
16 19 (1.83%) Go
17 18 (1.73%) PHP 5
17 18 (1.73%) Shell Script
18 15 (1.44%) PowerShell
19 13 (1.25%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 67 (6.44%) Degree
2 41 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (1.44%) Master's Degree
4 13 (1.25%) Security Cleared
5 11 (1.06%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.96%) CISSP
6 10 (0.96%) SANS
7 8 (0.77%) CCNA
7 8 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (0.77%) CompTIA Security+
7 8 (0.77%) GIAC
7 8 (0.77%) Linux+ Certification
7 8 (0.77%) MCSE
7 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
7 8 (0.77%) SSCP
8 5 (0.48%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.29%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.19%) CISA
10 2 (0.19%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.37%) QA
2 10 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.48%) GCP
3 5 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.48%) Web Application Security Consortium
4 2 (0.19%) WCAG
5 1 (0.096%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (6.06%) Docker
2 10 (0.96%) Varnish
3 8 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.77%) vSphere
4 3 (0.29%) LXC
5 2 (0.19%) Ceph
5 2 (0.19%) Corosync
5 2 (0.19%) DRBD
5 2 (0.19%) Firmware
5 2 (0.19%) iptables
5 2 (0.19%) KVM
5 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.096%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (3.65%) Puppet
2 30 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (2.40%) Nagios
4 20 (1.92%) Ansible
5 9 (0.87%) Kubernetes
6 8 (0.77%) Grafana
6 8 (0.77%) Graphite
6 8 (0.77%) HAProxy
6 8 (0.77%) Salt
7 3 (0.29%) Cacti
7 3 (0.29%) WebInspect
8 2 (0.19%) Munin
8 2 (0.19%) Pacemaker
9 1 (0.096%) OpenNMS
9 1 (0.096%) RANCID
9 1 (0.096%) SCCM
9 1 (0.096%) SCOM
9 1 (0.096%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 137 (13.17%) Zend
2 60 (5.77%) Oracle
3 47 (4.52%) Google
4 39 (3.75%) Capita
5 35 (3.37%) New Relic
6 31 (2.98%) Microsoft
7 17 (1.63%) Twitter
8 14 (1.35%) WooCommerce
9 13 (1.25%) Adobe
10 11 (1.06%) Red Hat
11 10 (0.96%) Splunk
12 8 (0.77%) Cisco
13 7 (0.67%) HP
14 6 (0.58%) Facebook
14 6 (0.58%) VMware
15 5 (0.48%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (0.48%) ServiceNow
16 4 (0.38%) Remedy
17 3 (0.29%) Apple
17 3 (0.29%) ATG