Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
England > North West
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 41 20
Rank change year-on-year +3 -21 +3
Permanent jobs citing PHP 513 615 1,236
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the North West 6.39% 6.03% 9.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.04% 11.82% 16.16%
Number of salaries quoted 541 585 1,063
Median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,500 £57,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +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 4,261 5,204 7,648
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 53.09% 51.00% 58.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3,449 4,205 6,413
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing PHP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PHP in the North West.

Salary trend for PHP in the North West

PHP
Salary Histogram in the North West

Salary distribution for jobs citing PHP in the North West over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020. 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 +6 389 £45,000 +12.50% 102
Cheshire +8 59 £40,000 -11.11% 18
Lancashire +12 41 £32,500 - 13
Merseyside -16 23 £25,000 -37.50% 8
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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.

1 302 (58.87%) JavaScript
2 217 (42.30%) MySQL
3 214 (41.72%) Laravel
4 209 (40.74%) HTML
4 209 (40.74%) CSS
5 193 (37.62%) Agile Software Development
6 161 (31.38%) Git (software)
7 125 (24.37%) MVC
8 113 (22.03%) TDD
8 113 (22.03%) Docker
9 110 (21.44%) SQL
10 102 (19.88%) Linux
11 98 (19.10%) AWS
12 93 (18.13%) Microservices
12 93 (18.13%) Node.js
13 90 (17.54%) React
14 89 (17.35%) jQuery
14 89 (17.35%) OOP
15 84 (16.37%) Symfony
16 80 (15.59%) OO
17 79 (15.40%) E-Commerce
18 78 (15.20%) DevOps
19 68 (13.26%) Vue.js
19 68 (13.26%) Greenfield Project
20 67 (13.06%) AngularJS
21 66 (12.87%) Web Development
22 65 (12.67%) HTML5
23 59 (11.50%) Java
24 56 (10.92%) Zend
24 56 (10.92%) 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 48 (9.36%) WordPress
2 31 (6.04%) CMS
3 26 (5.07%) Apache
4 22 (4.29%) Drupal
5 17 (3.31%) nginx
6 10 (1.95%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.17%) ExpressionEngine
8 4 (0.78%) SilverStripe
9 3 (0.58%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.39%) Moodle
11 1 (0.19%) Confluence
11 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.97%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.39%) Adobe XD
5 2 (0.39%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 52 (10.14%) Magento
2 9 (1.75%) Shopify
3 4 (0.78%) CiviCRM
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.19%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 98 (19.10%) AWS
2 33 (6.43%) GitHub
3 32 (6.24%) Azure
4 15 (2.92%) SaaS
5 13 (2.53%) GCP
6 8 (1.56%) Serverless
7 5 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.97%) Sage Pay
8 4 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.58%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.58%) npm
10 2 (0.39%) AdWords
10 2 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.39%) IaaS
10 2 (0.39%) Slack
10 2 (0.39%) Yarn
11 1 (0.19%) Apple Pay
11 1 (0.19%) Google Pay
11 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.78%) SMS
2 3 (0.58%) ATM
2 3 (0.58%) SSH
2 3 (0.58%) Wireless
3 2 (0.39%) RFID
4 1 (0.19%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.19%) Firewall
4 1 (0.19%) Internet
4 1 (0.19%) IPv6
4 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (42.30%) MySQL
2 37 (7.21%) NoSQL
3 30 (5.85%) SQL Server
4 20 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (2.53%) MongoDB
6 10 (1.95%) Redis
7 8 (1.56%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.36%) Blockchain
9 6 (1.17%) Amazon Aurora
10 4 (0.78%) Big Data
10 4 (0.78%) MariaDB
10 4 (0.78%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.19%) CockroachDB
12 1 (0.19%) Cosmos DB
12 1 (0.19%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 161 (31.38%) Git (software)
2 28 (5.46%) Subversion
3 22 (4.29%) JIRA
3 22 (4.29%) PHPUnit
4 16 (3.12%) GitLab
5 12 (2.34%) Maven
6 11 (2.14%) webpack
7 10 (1.95%) Gatling
7 10 (1.95%) JUnit
7 10 (1.95%) Mercurial
7 10 (1.95%) Selenium
8 9 (1.75%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.17%) git-flow
9 6 (1.17%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.97%) Jenkins
11 4 (0.78%) Codeception
11 4 (0.78%) gulp
12 3 (0.58%) Grunt
13 2 (0.39%) JSUnit
13 2 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (8.58%) Retail
2 36 (7.02%) Marketing
3 16 (3.12%) Games
4 13 (2.53%) Finance
5 12 (2.34%) Automotive
6 9 (1.75%) Back Office
6 9 (1.75%) Legal
7 6 (1.17%) Banking
7 6 (1.17%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.97%) Public Sector
9 3 (0.58%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Law
10 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 465 (90.64%) Developer
2 302 (58.87%) PHP Developer
3 98 (19.10%) Senior Developer
4 58 (11.31%) Senior PHP Developer
5 35 (6.82%) Software Developer
5 35 (6.82%) Web Developer
6 34 (6.63%) Backend Developer
6 34 (6.63%) Full Stack Developer
7 33 (6.43%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 30 (5.85%) JavaScript Developer
9 26 (5.07%) PHP Laravel Developer
10 22 (4.29%) Magento Developer
11 18 (3.51%) Java Developer
11 18 (3.51%) Junior
12 17 (3.31%) Junior Developer
13 15 (2.92%) PHP Symfony Developer
13 15 (2.92%) PHP Web Developer
13 15 (2.92%) Symfony Developer
14 14 (2.73%) Drupal Developer
14 14 (2.73%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 214 (41.72%) Laravel
2 209 (40.74%) CSS
2 209 (40.74%) HTML
3 93 (18.13%) Node.js
4 90 (17.54%) React
5 89 (17.35%) jQuery
6 84 (16.37%) Symfony
7 68 (13.26%) Vue.js
8 67 (13.06%) AngularJS
9 65 (12.67%) HTML5
10 55 (10.72%) Web Services
11 48 (9.36%) CSS3
12 40 (7.80%) .NET
13 37 (7.21%) CodeIgniter
14 34 (6.63%) LAMP
15 30 (5.85%) RESTful
16 29 (5.65%) XML
17 27 (5.26%) REST
17 27 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 26 (5.07%) Ember.js
Miscellaneous
1 68 (13.26%) Greenfield Project
2 50 (9.75%) User Experience
3 35 (6.82%) Mobile App
4 20 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.12%) Blog
6 14 (2.73%) Linux Command Line
6 14 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (1.36%) Algorithms
7 7 (1.36%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.17%) Social Media
9 3 (0.58%) New Media
9 3 (0.58%) NHS
9 3 (0.58%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.39%) Marketing Technology
10 2 (0.39%) Mobile Games
11 1 (0.19%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.19%) Digital Signage
11 1 (0.19%) Industrial Internet of Things
11 1 (0.19%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 102 (19.88%) Linux
2 13 (2.53%) Android
3 12 (2.34%) Apple iOS
3 12 (2.34%) Unix
3 12 (2.34%) VMS
4 9 (1.75%) Windows
5 6 (1.17%) Ubuntu
6 5 (0.97%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.78%) CentOS
8 2 (0.39%) Debian
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (37.62%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (24.37%) MVC
3 113 (22.03%) TDD
4 93 (18.13%) Microservices
5 89 (17.35%) OOP
6 80 (15.59%) OO
7 79 (15.40%) E-Commerce
8 78 (15.20%) DevOps
9 66 (12.87%) Web Development
10 56 (10.92%) BDD
11 53 (10.33%) Front End Development
12 40 (7.80%) Unit Testing
13 37 (7.21%) Test Automation
14 31 (6.04%) Software Engineering
15 28 (5.46%) OO PHP
16 26 (5.07%) API Design
16 26 (5.07%) Functional Programming
16 26 (5.07%) Mentoring
17 25 (4.87%) Problem-Solving
18 24 (4.68%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 302 (58.87%) JavaScript
2 110 (21.44%) SQL
3 59 (11.50%) Java
4 56 (10.92%) Python
5 37 (7.21%) C#
6 22 (4.29%) PHP 7
7 21 (4.09%) Go
8 20 (3.90%) Ruby
9 12 (2.34%) Scala
10 10 (1.95%) ES6
10 10 (1.95%) Java 8
10 10 (1.95%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.75%) C
12 8 (1.56%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.36%) Perl
14 5 (0.97%) Kotlin
15 4 (0.78%) PHP 5
16 2 (0.39%) C++
16 2 (0.39%) Erlang
17 1 (0.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 32 (6.24%) Degree
2 18 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (2.34%) MCSD
3 12 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.78%) CIW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.78%) QA
2 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 113 (22.03%) Docker
2 6 (1.17%) Varnish
3 2 (0.39%) Firmware
4 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (4.29%) Terraform
2 20 (3.90%) Ansible
3 17 (3.31%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.58%) cPanel
6 2 (0.39%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 2 (0.39%) Nagios
6 2 (0.39%) Puppet
6 2 (0.39%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.19%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 56 (10.92%) Zend
2 25 (4.87%) Microsoft
3 12 (2.34%) Sitecore
4 11 (2.14%) Adobe
4 11 (2.14%) Atlassian
4 11 (2.14%) Google
5 7 (1.36%) Oracle
6 5 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (0.97%) Xero
7 4 (0.78%) WooCommerce
8 3 (0.58%) New Relic
8 3 (0.58%) Rackspace
9 2 (0.39%) Apple
10 1 (0.19%) BT
10 1 (0.19%) Pardot
10 1 (0.19%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.19%) Sage
10 1 (0.19%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.19%) Siemens
10 1 (0.19%) VMware