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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 40 32 37
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Permanent jobs citing PHP 6442 6661 6766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.50% 6.13% 5.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.75% 11.64% 10.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5430 5986 6193
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -

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
59934 57231 62888
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.16% 52.66% 53.67%
Number of salaries quoted 50259 49201 55232
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 22 August 2014 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 22 August 2014. 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 -8 6114 £37,500 +7.14% 911
London -4 2595 £45,000 - 337
South East -10 1255 £35,000 - 143
North West -12 470 £32,500 - 100
City of London -20 430 £47,500 +11.76% 74
Yorkshire -9 426 £32,500 - 87
South West -10 385 £35,000 +7.69% 81
East of England -14 382 £38,000 +8.57% 66
Hampshire 0 334 £30,000 -7.69% 42
West Midlands +4 322 £30,000 - 35
Manchester -6 274 £32,500 +8.33% 68
East Midlands +5 239 £31,500 +3.27% 42
West Yorkshire -9 239 £35,000 - 57
Surrey -22 217 £37,500 +7.14% 21
Berkshire -19 210 £37,750 -4.43% 22
Leeds -13 172 £40,000 +14.28% 30
Buckinghamshire +33 170 £35,000 +7.69% 16
Hertfordshire +2 139 £40,000 +23.07% 16
Oxfordshire +5 126 £37,500 +7.14% 20
Cambridgeshire -6 121 £38,654 -3.36% 39
Bristol +10 120 £37,500 +25.00% 29
Scotland -20 115 £35,000 - 12
East Sussex -20 113 £30,000 -7.69% 12
Milton Keynes +24 110 £40,000 +33.33% 9
Southampton -2 105 £31,500 -8.69% 15
Brighton -24 102 £30,000 -7.69% 12
Cambridge -3 101 £40,000 - 27
South Yorkshire -6 95 £33,750 +10.65% 13
Nottinghamshire -2 94 £30,000 - 12
Reading +15 90 £40,000 +2.56% 10

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 7609 (57.66%) HTML
2 7596 (57.56%) JavaScript
3 7145 (54.15%) CSS
4 6929 (52.51%) MySQL
5 4638 (35.15%) jQuery
6 4165 (31.56%) Linux
7 3169 (24.01%) OO
8 3159 (23.94%) Java
9 2941 (22.29%) SQL
10 2877 (21.80%) MVC
11 2839 (21.51%) HTML5
12 2373 (17.98%) LAMP
13 2336 (17.70%) Git (software)
14 2299 (17.42%) Apache
15 2296 (17.40%) E-Commerce
16 2109 (15.98%) Python
17 2047 (15.51%) CSS3
18 2020 (15.31%) Zend
19 1936 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
20 1934 (14.66%) Web Development
21 1905 (14.44%) .NET
22 1759 (13.33%) OOP
23 1720 (13.03%) Degree
24 1710 (12.96%) PHP5
25 1694 (12.84%) Ajax
26 1673 (12.68%) XML
27 1593 (12.07%) Subversion
28 1570 (11.90%) Marketing
29 1533 (11.62%) Web Services
30 1526 (11.56%) Symfony

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 2299 (17.42%) Apache
2 1431 (10.84%) Drupal
3 1415 (10.72%) CMS
4 1409 (10.68%) WordPress
5 618 (4.68%) Node.js
6 476 (3.61%) Tomcat
7 398 (3.02%) IIS
8 387 (2.93%) nginx
9 312 (2.36%) Joomla!
10 214 (1.62%) SharePoint
11 154 (1.17%) Apache Solr
12 121 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
13 92 (0.70%) Moodle
14 88 (0.67%) ColdFusion
15 87 (0.66%) Umbraco
16 83 (0.63%) WebLogic
17 82 (0.62%) WebSphere
18 58 (0.44%) ExpressionEngine
19 47 (0.36%) SAS
20 46 (0.35%) Alfresco
Applications
1 690 (5.23%) Photoshop
2 420 (3.18%) MS Excel
3 276 (2.09%) Adobe Illustrator
4 119 (0.90%) MS Office
5 82 (0.62%) Fireworks
6 56 (0.42%) MS Visio
7 43 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
8 30 (0.23%) SPSS
9 24 (0.18%) InDesign
10 18 (0.14%) MS Project
11 14 (0.11%) FastStats
11 14 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
12 10 (0.076%) Mingle
13 7 (0.053%) GIMP
14 6 (0.045%) Acrobat
15 5 (0.038%) 3ds Max
15 5 (0.038%) InfoPath
15 5 (0.038%) Spreadsheet
16 4 (0.030%) ImageReady
16 4 (0.030%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1161 (8.80%) Magento
2 187 (1.42%) Oracle CRM
3 166 (1.26%) Google Analytics
4 49 (0.37%) WebTrends
5 34 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
6 29 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
7 27 (0.20%) Shopify
8 24 (0.18%) osCommerce
9 11 (0.083%) Sage 200
9 11 (0.083%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 10 (0.076%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 9 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
12 8 (0.061%) Optimost
13 6 (0.045%) SAP SRM
13 6 (0.045%) SiteCatalyst
13 6 (0.045%) Sage 50
13 6 (0.045%) Tridion
14 5 (0.038%) Oracle BPM
15 4 (0.030%) JDE EnterpriseOne
15 4 (0.030%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 523 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
2 348 (2.64%) SaaS
3 167 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
4 118 (0.89%) Amazon S3
5 92 (0.70%) GitHub
6 82 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
7 80 (0.61%) PaaS
8 47 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
9 38 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 37 (0.28%) ElastiCache
10 37 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 29 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
12 27 (0.20%) Basecamp
13 25 (0.19%) Google Apps
14 23 (0.17%) CloudFront
14 23 (0.17%) IaaS
15 21 (0.16%) Route 53
16 20 (0.15%) Joyent
17 19 (0.14%) Office 365
17 19 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 582 (4.41%) Internet
2 437 (3.31%) HTTP
3 408 (3.09%) DNS
4 308 (2.33%) Firewall
5 286 (2.17%) TCP/IP
6 179 (1.36%) Intranet
7 146 (1.11%) VPN
8 140 (1.06%) SSL
9 132 (1.00%) SSH
10 122 (0.92%) LDAP
11 112 (0.85%) VoIP
12 90 (0.68%) SMTP
13 87 (0.66%) SAN
14 81 (0.61%) Network Security
15 80 (0.61%) FTP
16 79 (0.60%) DHCP
17 78 (0.59%) Wireless
18 58 (0.44%) VLAN
19 43 (0.33%) WAN
20 40 (0.30%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6929 (52.51%) MySQL
2 1258 (9.53%) SQL Server
3 684 (5.18%) Relational Database
4 634 (4.80%) MongoDB
5 511 (3.87%) NoSQL
6 468 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
7 318 (2.41%) Big Data
8 220 (1.67%) RDBMS
9 190 (1.44%) Redis
10 168 (1.27%) Hadoop
11 128 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
12 110 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
13 102 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
14 93 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 93 (0.70%) Oracle Database
15 85 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
16 82 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 72 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 70 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
19 64 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2336 (17.70%) Git (software)
2 1593 (12.07%) Subversion
3 525 (3.98%) Jenkins
4 490 (3.71%) Selenium
5 419 (3.18%) PHPUnit
6 358 (2.71%) JIRA
7 249 (1.89%) Visual Studio
8 248 (1.88%) Cucumber
9 194 (1.47%) Maven
10 179 (1.36%) WebDriver
11 157 (1.19%) Behat
12 154 (1.17%) Hudson
13 135 (1.02%) Ant
14 134 (1.02%) Dreamweaver
15 121 (0.92%) JUnit
16 120 (0.91%) Mercurial
17 105 (0.80%) Eclipse
18 100 (0.76%) Grunt
19 80 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
20 78 (0.59%) Jasmine
General
1 1570 (11.90%) Marketing
2 932 (7.06%) Finance
3 555 (4.21%) Retail
4 392 (2.97%) Advertising
5 365 (2.77%) Games
6 274 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 263 (1.99%) Publishing
8 156 (1.18%) Banking
9 109 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 93 (0.70%) Back Office
11 70 (0.53%) Legal
12 56 (0.42%) Multimedia
13 50 (0.38%) Electronics
14 45 (0.34%) Financial Institution
15 43 (0.33%) Billing
16 41 (0.31%) Automotive
16 41 (0.31%) French Language
17 35 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
18 29 (0.22%) Law
19 17 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 9487 (71.89%) Developer
2 4701 (35.62%) PHP Developer
3 2542 (19.26%) Web Developer
4 1440 (10.91%) Senior Developer
5 836 (6.34%) PHP Web Developer
6 778 (5.90%) Front-End Developer
7 760 (5.76%) Senior PHP Developer
8 689 (5.22%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 579 (4.39%) Junior
10 569 (4.31%) Software Developer
11 512 (3.88%) Junior Developer
12 500 (3.79%) Analyst
13 412 (3.12%) Lead Developer
14 383 (2.90%) Administrator
15 347 (2.63%) Software Engineer
16 346 (2.62%) PHP LAMP Developer
17 335 (2.54%) Java Developer
18 326 (2.47%) Systems Administrator
19 307 (2.33%) Programmer
20 304 (2.30%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7609 (57.66%) HTML
2 7145 (54.15%) CSS
3 4638 (35.15%) jQuery
4 2839 (21.51%) HTML5
5 2373 (17.98%) LAMP
6 2047 (15.51%) CSS3
7 1905 (14.44%) .NET
8 1694 (12.84%) Ajax
9 1673 (12.68%) XML
10 1533 (11.62%) Web Services
11 1526 (11.56%) Symfony
12 974 (7.38%) XHTML
13 759 (5.75%) JSON
14 722 (5.47%) ASP.NET
15 700 (5.30%) AngularJS
16 675 (5.12%) CodeIgniter
17 667 (5.05%) REST
18 648 (4.91%) SOAP
19 591 (4.48%) Backbone.js
20 519 (3.93%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 1247 (9.45%) Open Source
2 939 (7.12%) Computer Science
3 729 (5.52%) Mobile App
4 460 (3.49%) Social Media
5 267 (2.02%) Digital Media
6 171 (1.30%) W3C
7 137 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
8 136 (1.03%) Mathematics
9 116 (0.88%) Management Information System
10 106 (0.80%) E-Learning
11 100 (0.76%) Clustering
12 89 (0.67%) Blog
12 89 (0.67%) Replication
13 88 (0.67%) iPhone
14 80 (0.61%) NHS
14 80 (0.61%) BBC
15 79 (0.60%) Graphic Design
16 78 (0.59%) Blackberry
17 76 (0.58%) Social Network
18 75 (0.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4165 (31.56%) Linux
2 1099 (8.33%) Windows
3 920 (6.97%) UNIX
4 863 (6.54%) Apple iOS
5 666 (5.05%) Android
6 414 (3.14%) CentOS
7 382 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 340 (2.58%) Ubuntu
9 155 (1.17%) Solaris
9 155 (1.17%) Debian
10 120 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 74 (0.56%) Fedora
12 65 (0.49%) Windows 7
13 57 (0.43%) Mac OS X
14 55 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
15 41 (0.31%) AIX
16 39 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 39 (0.30%) SUSE
17 23 (0.17%) Windows 8
17 23 (0.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3169 (24.01%) OO
2 2877 (21.80%) MVC
3 2296 (17.40%) E-Commerce
4 1936 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1934 (14.66%) Web Development
6 1759 (13.33%) OOP
7 1261 (9.56%) TDD
8 1177 (8.92%) OO PHP
9 1067 (8.09%) Scrum
10 1033 (7.83%) Software Engineering
11 693 (5.25%) Continuous Integration
12 661 (5.01%) SEO
13 651 (4.93%) Responsive Web Design
14 611 (4.63%) Content Management
15 581 (4.40%) Unit Testing
16 551 (4.18%) DevOps
17 522 (3.96%) BDD
18 514 (3.90%) Project Management
19 471 (3.57%) CRM
20 467 (3.54%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7596 (57.56%) JavaScript
2 3159 (23.94%) Java
3 2941 (22.29%) SQL
4 2109 (15.98%) Python
5 1710 (12.96%) PHP5
6 1425 (10.80%) Ruby
7 1402 (10.62%) C#
8 1271 (9.63%) Perl
9 744 (5.64%) C++
10 572 (4.33%) Bash Shell
11 441 (3.34%) C
12 256 (1.94%) VB.NET
13 238 (1.80%) VB
14 230 (1.74%) Shell Script
15 220 (1.67%) Objective-C
16 179 (1.36%) ActionScript
17 152 (1.15%) T-SQL
18 103 (0.78%) PHP4
18 103 (0.78%) Scala
19 93 (0.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1720 (13.03%) Degree
2 115 (0.87%) Security Cleared
3 65 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (0.40%) ISEB
5 49 (0.37%) CISSP
6 42 (0.32%) SC Cleared
6 42 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 40 (0.30%) CCNP
8 38 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
9 36 (0.27%) CCNA
10 34 (0.26%) ISTQB
11 28 (0.21%) CEH
12 27 (0.20%) HND
12 27 (0.20%) MySQL Certification
13 26 (0.20%) RHCE
14 25 (0.19%) OSCP
15 22 (0.17%) GIAC
16 19 (0.14%) CISMP
16 19 (0.14%) GPEN
17 18 (0.14%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 823 (6.24%) QA
2 101 (0.77%) ISO 9001
3 90 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 75 (0.57%) SLA
5 19 (0.14%) WAI
6 15 (0.11%) WCAG
7 11 (0.083%) HIPAA
8 9 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.045%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.023%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.008%) BS15000
11 1 (0.008%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.008%) GAMP
11 1 (0.008%) COBIT
System Software
1 246 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 211 (1.60%) Varnish
3 111 (0.84%) Active Directory
4 92 (0.70%) vSphere
5 60 (0.45%) NFS
6 56 (0.42%) Xen
7 53 (0.40%) Hyper-V
8 52 (0.39%) Postfix
9 49 (0.37%) Squid
10 45 (0.34%) KVM
11 33 (0.25%) VMware ESX
11 33 (0.25%) Sendmail
11 33 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
12 28 (0.21%) Shibboleth
13 22 (0.17%) Snort
14 21 (0.16%) Samba
15 13 (0.099%) VirtualBox
15 13 (0.099%) Apache Flume
15 13 (0.099%) XenServer
16 9 (0.068%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 615 (4.66%) Puppet
2 458 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
3 252 (1.91%) Nagios
4 132 (1.00%) ZABBIX
4 132 (1.00%) Vagrant
5 66 (0.50%) Capistrano
6 53 (0.40%) Cacti
7 48 (0.36%) Plesk
8 46 (0.35%) Ansible
9 39 (0.30%) HAProxy
10 32 (0.24%) Salt
11 27 (0.20%) Ganglia
11 27 (0.20%) Zenoss
12 25 (0.19%) Munin
13 21 (0.16%) Opsview
14 20 (0.15%) YUM
14 20 (0.15%) NetBackup
15 18 (0.14%) Icinga
16 17 (0.13%) OpenView
17 14 (0.11%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 2020 (15.31%) Zend
2 841 (6.37%) Oracle
3 783 (5.93%) Microsoft
4 505 (3.83%) Adobe
5 504 (3.82%) Red Hat
6 421 (3.19%) Google
7 372 (2.82%) VMware
8 336 (2.55%) Facebook
9 267 (2.02%) Twitter
10 250 (1.89%) SAP
11 203 (1.54%) JD Edwards
12 175 (1.33%) Cisco
13 165 (1.25%) JBoss
14 130 (0.99%) Rackspace
15 101 (0.77%) IBM
16 71 (0.54%) Citrix
17 65 (0.49%) HP
18 61 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
19 60 (0.45%) Apple
20 58 (0.44%) F5
Warwickshire
ISL
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Extensive benefits to include longer
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
The Myers Group
Salary: From £55,000 to £63,000 per annum Extensive Benefits package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Weston-Super-Mare, Avon
Agilisys Professional Services Ltd
Salary: competitive + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Medical Care + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £18000 to £38000 per annum - generous benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + great environment, flexible
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Medical Care + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Take ownership! Good bens
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Parity Resources
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Parity Resources
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £70,000 per annum £40,000 to £70,000 + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Wimborne, Dorset
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday