The table below looks at the statistics for PHP skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited PHP over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 49 42 34
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Permanent jobs citing PHP 5562 6577 6722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.09% 5.58% 6.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.88% 10.71% 11.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4773 5657 6048
Average salary £40,000 £39,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.62% +13.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
56306 61396 57246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.54% 52.13% 52.79%
Number of salaries quoted 48013 52395 49451
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +6.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

PHP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing PHP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

PHP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

PHP
Salary Trend

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

PHP Salary Trend in the UK

PHP
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing PHP over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 within the UK.

PHP Salary Histogram in the UK

PHP
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the UK over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 5275 £40,000 - 971
London -17 1911 £50,000 +11.11% 346
South East +1 1116 £37,750 +7.85% 166
Yorkshire +17 485 £36,000 +2.85% 105
North West 0 457 £34,000 +4.61% 97
City of London +4 397 £50,000 +5.26% 91
South West -5 375 £35,000 +2.94% 80
East of England -11 357 £37,500 -6.25% 59
West Midlands 0 338 £32,500 +8.33% 48
West Yorkshire +23 333 £40,000 +6.66% 79
Leeds +22 261 £40,000 -3.03% 58
Manchester +6 260 £35,000 +7.69% 60
Hampshire -7 253 £35,000 +16.66% 39
Surrey +36 245 £40,000 +14.28% 27
Berkshire +12 226 £45,000 +20.00% 25
East Midlands -3 195 £32,500 +8.33% 51
Bristol -3 163 £37,500 - 22
Reading +21 133 £45,000 +12.50% 16
Scotland +5 125 £34,000 -2.85% 24
Cambridgeshire -7 118 £40,000 - 31
Oxfordshire -3 106 £35,000 -6.66% 25
East Sussex +8 105 £35,000 +3.70% 20
Birmingham +6 100 £31,000 +3.33% 12
Brighton +17 98 £35,000 - 12
Hertfordshire -10 93 £45,000 +25.00% 13
Warwickshire +11 88 £35,000 +16.66% 6
Cambridge -8 85 £40,000 - 15
Southampton +4 83 £35,000 +11.11% 21
Wales +23 78 £33,000 -2.94% 13
Nottinghamshire +5 77 £32,500 +12.06% 20

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing PHP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PHP.

1 7071 (61.43%) HTML
2 6968 (60.53%) JavaScript
3 6351 (55.17%) CSS
4 5767 (50.10%) MySQL
5 3913 (33.99%) jQuery
6 3678 (31.95%) Linux
7 3447 (29.95%) Agile Software Development
8 2747 (23.86%) HTML5
9 2604 (22.62%) MVC
10 2575 (22.37%) Git (software)
11 2461 (21.38%) Java
12 2442 (21.21%) OO
13 2397 (20.82%) SQL
14 2007 (17.44%) Python
15 1905 (16.55%) CSS3
16 1893 (16.45%) LAMP
17 1774 (15.41%) Apache
18 1669 (14.50%) Zend
19 1640 (14.25%) E-Commerce
20 1622 (14.09%) .NET
21 1587 (13.79%) Web Development
22 1561 (13.56%) Symfony
23 1503 (13.06%) OOP
24 1426 (12.39%) Degree
25 1376 (11.95%) TDD
26 1343 (11.67%) Web Services
27 1340 (11.64%) XML
28 1288 (11.19%) C#
29 1194 (10.37%) WordPress
30 1181 (10.26%) Ajax

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing PHP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited PHP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1774 (15.41%) Apache
2 1194 (10.37%) WordPress
3 1137 (9.88%) CMS
4 1016 (8.83%) Drupal
5 880 (7.64%) Node.js
6 401 (3.48%) nginx
7 342 (2.97%) Tomcat
8 285 (2.48%) IIS
9 272 (2.36%) Joomla!
10 165 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
11 158 (1.37%) JBoss
12 152 (1.32%) Moodle
13 145 (1.26%) SharePoint
14 116 (1.01%) Apache Solr
15 86 (0.75%) OpenStack
16 77 (0.67%) WebSphere
17 67 (0.58%) WebLogic
17 67 (0.58%) concrete5
18 63 (0.55%) Confluence
19 50 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 565 (4.91%) Photoshop
2 287 (2.49%) MS Excel
3 184 (1.60%) Adobe Illustrator
4 156 (1.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 84 (0.73%) MS Office
6 59 (0.51%) Fireworks
7 57 (0.50%) InDesign
8 36 (0.31%) SPSS
9 32 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
10 27 (0.23%) AutoCAD
11 21 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
12 20 (0.17%) MS Project
13 18 (0.16%) InfoPath
14 10 (0.087%) FastStats
15 9 (0.078%) MS Visio
15 9 (0.078%) Adobe After Effects
16 6 (0.052%) Acrobat
17 5 (0.043%) Adobe Premiere
18 3 (0.026%) SOLIDWORKS
18 3 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 775 (6.73%) Magento
2 36 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
3 22 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 15 (0.13%) Changepoint
4 15 (0.13%) Unica
5 12 (0.10%) Shopify
6 8 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.061%) WebTrends
8 6 (0.052%) Zen Cart
9 5 (0.043%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.035%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.035%) Sage 200
10 4 (0.035%) Workday HCM
11 3 (0.026%) osCommerce
11 3 (0.026%) SAP SRM
11 3 (0.026%) Dynamics AX
12 2 (0.017%) Infor CRM
13 1 (0.009%) Dynamics GP
13 1 (0.009%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 702 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 299 (2.60%) SaaS
3 175 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
4 110 (0.96%) GitHub
5 109 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 92 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
7 81 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
8 79 (0.69%) Google Analytics
9 63 (0.55%) PaaS
10 60 (0.52%) IaaS
11 57 (0.50%) Amazon S3
12 48 (0.42%) Route 53
13 33 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
14 30 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 27 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
16 21 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
16 21 (0.18%) Silverpop
17 19 (0.17%) Sumo Logic
18 17 (0.15%) Google App Engine
18 17 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 489 (4.25%) Internet
2 396 (3.44%) DNS
3 357 (3.10%) HTTP
4 289 (2.51%) Firewall
5 260 (2.26%) TCP/IP
6 140 (1.22%) VPN
7 126 (1.09%) Network Security
8 123 (1.07%) SSH
9 106 (0.92%) SSL
10 102 (0.89%) Intranet
11 96 (0.83%) LDAP
12 88 (0.76%) DHCP
13 85 (0.74%) SMTP
14 61 (0.53%) FTP
15 58 (0.50%) SAN
16 57 (0.50%) Wireless
17 54 (0.47%) LAN
18 52 (0.45%) IPsec
19 51 (0.44%) WAN
20 49 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5767 (50.10%) MySQL
2 1078 (9.36%) SQL Server
3 773 (6.72%) MongoDB
4 596 (5.18%) Relational Database
5 571 (4.96%) NoSQL
6 491 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
7 304 (2.64%) Redis
8 256 (2.22%) Big Data
9 226 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
10 166 (1.44%) RDBMS
11 146 (1.27%) Hadoop
12 100 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 95 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
14 81 (0.70%) Oracle Database
15 73 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
16 66 (0.57%) HBase
17 58 (0.50%) Apache Hive
17 58 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 57 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
19 52 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2575 (22.37%) Git (software)
2 1002 (8.70%) Subversion
3 637 (5.53%) Jenkins
4 489 (4.25%) PHPUnit
5 418 (3.63%) Selenium
6 403 (3.50%) JIRA
7 269 (2.34%) Grunt
8 180 (1.56%) Maven
9 173 (1.50%) Behat
10 156 (1.36%) Visual Studio
11 153 (1.33%) WebDriver
12 121 (1.05%) Hudson
13 117 (1.02%) JUnit
14 105 (0.91%) Cucumber
15 100 (0.87%) Eclipse
16 91 (0.79%) Mercurial
17 89 (0.77%) gulp
18 87 (0.76%) JMeter
18 87 (0.76%) Xcode
19 86 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1178 (10.23%) Marketing
2 1167 (10.14%) Finance
3 379 (3.29%) Games
4 369 (3.21%) Retail
5 280 (2.43%) Telecoms
6 259 (2.25%) Advertising
7 186 (1.62%) Banking
8 183 (1.59%) Publishing
9 109 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 86 (0.75%) Back Office
11 85 (0.74%) Multimedia
12 71 (0.62%) Law
13 66 (0.57%) Electronics
14 51 (0.44%) Legal
15 32 (0.28%) Financial Institution
16 28 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
16 28 (0.24%) Aerospace
16 28 (0.24%) Billing
17 24 (0.21%) Automotive
18 18 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8331 (72.37%) Developer
2 4029 (35.00%) PHP Developer
3 2056 (17.86%) Web Developer
4 1272 (11.05%) Senior Developer
5 852 (7.40%) Front-End Developer
6 695 (6.04%) Senior PHP Developer
7 650 (5.65%) PHP Web Developer
8 573 (4.98%) Junior
9 513 (4.46%) Software Developer
10 499 (4.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 477 (4.14%) Junior Developer
12 419 (3.64%) Software Engineer
13 352 (3.06%) Lead Developer
14 322 (2.80%) DevOps Engineer
15 319 (2.77%) Analyst
16 302 (2.62%) Graduate
17 284 (2.47%) Java Developer
18 281 (2.44%) Administrator
19 238 (2.07%) Architect
20 235 (2.04%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7071 (61.43%) HTML
2 6351 (55.17%) CSS
3 3913 (33.99%) jQuery
4 2747 (23.86%) HTML5
5 1905 (16.55%) CSS3
6 1893 (16.45%) LAMP
7 1622 (14.09%) .NET
8 1561 (13.56%) Symfony
9 1343 (11.67%) Web Services
10 1340 (11.64%) XML
11 1181 (10.26%) Ajax
12 1145 (9.95%) AngularJS
13 953 (8.28%) Laravel
14 783 (6.80%) REST
15 717 (6.23%) JSON
16 703 (6.11%) Sass
17 658 (5.72%) ASP.NET
18 563 (4.89%) SOAP
19 535 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 517 (4.49%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 964 (8.37%) User Experience
2 731 (6.35%) Computer Science
3 645 (5.60%) Mobile App
4 467 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
5 318 (2.76%) Social Media
6 205 (1.78%) W3C
7 182 (1.58%) Data Centre
8 149 (1.29%) Mathematics
9 126 (1.09%) Management Information System
10 109 (0.95%) E-Learning
11 96 (0.83%) Graphic Design
11 96 (0.83%) Algorithms
12 90 (0.78%) Digital Media
13 87 (0.76%) Visualisation
14 83 (0.72%) Client/Server
15 77 (0.67%) Replication
16 74 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
17 72 (0.63%) iPad
18 68 (0.59%) iPhone
18 68 (0.59%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3678 (31.95%) Linux
2 940 (8.17%) Windows
3 657 (5.71%) UNIX
4 477 (4.14%) Apple iOS
5 461 (4.00%) Android
6 369 (3.21%) CentOS
7 306 (2.66%) Ubuntu
8 303 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 145 (1.26%) Debian
10 109 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 89 (0.77%) Mac OS X
12 68 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 62 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
14 61 (0.53%) Solaris
15 40 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
16 37 (0.32%) CoreOS
17 31 (0.27%) AIX
18 28 (0.24%) Windows 7
19 25 (0.22%) Windows XP
20 23 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3447 (29.95%) Agile Software Development
2 2604 (22.62%) MVC
3 2442 (21.21%) OO
4 1640 (14.25%) E-Commerce
5 1587 (13.79%) Web Development
6 1503 (13.06%) OOP
7 1376 (11.95%) TDD
8 1130 (9.82%) Open Source
9 1035 (8.99%) Scrum
9 1035 (8.99%) Software Engineering
10 1014 (8.81%) OO PHP
11 808 (7.02%) Continuous Integration
12 762 (6.62%) DevOps
13 643 (5.59%) BDD
14 629 (5.46%) Unit Testing
15 615 (5.34%) Responsive Web Design
16 499 (4.33%) SEO
17 497 (4.32%) Project Management
18 479 (4.16%) Web Design
19 455 (3.95%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6968 (60.53%) JavaScript
2 2461 (21.38%) Java
3 2397 (20.82%) SQL
4 2007 (17.44%) Python
5 1288 (11.19%) C#
6 1174 (10.20%) Ruby
7 1129 (9.81%) Perl
8 965 (8.38%) PHP5
9 767 (6.66%) C++
10 704 (6.12%) Bash Shell
11 418 (3.63%) C
12 220 (1.91%) Shell Script
13 203 (1.76%) VB.NET
14 184 (1.60%) Objective-C
15 182 (1.58%) VB
16 143 (1.24%) PowerShell
17 126 (1.09%) T-SQL
18 114 (0.99%) Go
19 107 (0.93%) Scala
20 102 (0.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1426 (12.39%) Degree
2 80 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
3 74 (0.64%) Security Cleared
4 50 (0.43%) SC Cleared
4 50 (0.43%) CCNA
5 38 (0.33%) ISEB
6 34 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
7 33 (0.29%) CCNP
8 30 (0.26%) ISTQB
9 19 (0.17%) CCIE
10 18 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (0.15%) CISSP
12 16 (0.14%) HND
13 13 (0.11%) PhD
14 12 (0.10%) PMI Certification
15 10 (0.087%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (0.087%) Oracle Certification
16 9 (0.078%) PMP
16 9 (0.078%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 8 (0.069%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 515 (4.47%) QA
2 62 (0.54%) SLA
3 34 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 32 (0.28%) ISO 9001
5 29 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 24 (0.21%) WCAG
7 15 (0.13%) WAI
8 13 (0.11%) HIPAA
9 11 (0.096%) Section 508
10 5 (0.043%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.017%) GCP
11 2 (0.017%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.017%) HL7
11 2 (0.017%) FISMA
11 2 (0.017%) Data Quality
System Software
1 244 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 184 (1.60%) Varnish
3 131 (1.14%) Docker
4 92 (0.80%) Active Directory
5 62 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 62 (0.54%) KVM
6 58 (0.50%) vSphere
7 43 (0.37%) Samba
8 40 (0.35%) iptables
9 39 (0.34%) Xen
10 38 (0.33%) VirtualBox
10 38 (0.33%) Apache Flume
11 33 (0.29%) Postfix
12 31 (0.27%) XenServer
13 30 (0.26%) NFS
14 27 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
15 22 (0.19%) HDFS
16 20 (0.17%) VMware ESX
16 20 (0.17%) Firmware
17 11 (0.096%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 745 (6.47%) Puppet
2 554 (4.81%) Opscode Chef
3 265 (2.30%) Nagios
4 185 (1.61%) Vagrant
5 172 (1.49%) Salt
6 168 (1.46%) Ansible
7 119 (1.03%) ZABBIX
8 73 (0.63%) Capistrano
9 50 (0.43%) Zenoss
10 46 (0.40%) cPanel
10 46 (0.40%) Graphite
11 45 (0.39%) Cacti
12 26 (0.23%) Ganglia
12 26 (0.23%) Plesk
13 25 (0.22%) Nessus
13 25 (0.22%) HAProxy
14 22 (0.19%) logstash
15 21 (0.18%) Kubernetes
16 14 (0.12%) Cobbler
17 13 (0.11%) Opsview
Vendors
1 1669 (14.50%) Zend
2 726 (6.31%) Oracle
3 602 (5.23%) Microsoft
4 458 (3.98%) Adobe
5 397 (3.45%) Red Hat
6 395 (3.43%) Google
7 334 (2.90%) VMware
8 241 (2.09%) Facebook
9 197 (1.71%) Cisco
10 166 (1.44%) Twitter
11 137 (1.19%) Rackspace
12 115 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
13 97 (0.84%) IBM
14 93 (0.81%) Apple
15 74 (0.64%) Splunk
16 64 (0.56%) hybris
17 61 (0.53%) SAP
18 60 (0.52%) Citrix
19 58 (0.50%) Perforce
20 56 (0.49%) SaltStack
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