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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 44 36 38
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Permanent jobs citing PHP 5656 6227 5812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.39% 5.89% 5.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.66% 11.12% 10.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4815 5296 5235
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £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
53052 55984 55294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.59% 52.99% 53.68%
Number of salaries quoted 45239 46929 47785
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5347 £38,500 +2.66% 1007
London -12 1841 £47,750 +6.11% 329
South East -8 1059 £37,500 - 186
South West +5 565 £35,000 +7.69% 93
North West -1 536 £34,000 +3.03% 116
Yorkshire +8 480 £35,000 +7.69% 85
City of London -10 365 £48,500 +7.77% 80
Manchester 0 359 £32,500 - 67
West Midlands +7 354 £32,500 +8.33% 72
East of England -11 338 £38,500 - 57
Hampshire +1 275 £35,000 +4.47% 42
West Yorkshire -3 261 £40,000 +18.71% 60
Surrey +10 217 £45,000 +12.50% 30
Leeds -9 216 £40,000 +14.28% 40
Berkshire -24 173 £40,000 - 28
East Midlands +17 154 £35,000 +12.90% 50
Bristol -2 153 £38,750 +19.23% 38
Cambridgeshire -2 130 £42,500 +6.25% 24
Oxfordshire -5 117 £35,000 - 30
Birmingham +7 114 £29,500 -1.66% 27
Southampton -7 112 £35,000 +7.69% 10
Cambridge 0 108 £40,000 +3.89% 20
Dorset -1 108 £33,250 +20.90% 18
Scotland 0 107 £35,000 - 22
Hertfordshire -8 107 £44,000 +17.33% 10
Somerset +17 96 £34,500 -1.42% 12
Bournemouth +15 95 £35,000 -12.50% 13
Bath +21 86 £34,500 +15.00% 11
Reading -10 86 £45,000 +7.14% 15
Gloucestershire +10 85 £37,500 +7.14% 15

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 7471 (63.06%) HTML
2 7222 (60.96%) JavaScript
3 6832 (57.67%) CSS
4 6007 (50.70%) MySQL
5 4357 (36.78%) jQuery
6 3661 (30.90%) Linux
7 3160 (26.67%) HTML5
8 3116 (26.30%) Agile Software Development
9 2888 (24.38%) OO
10 2880 (24.31%) MVC
11 2617 (22.09%) SQL
12 2531 (21.36%) Git (software)
13 2234 (18.86%) Java
14 2199 (18.56%) CSS3
15 2033 (17.16%) LAMP
16 1887 (15.93%) Python
17 1783 (15.05%) E-Commerce
18 1777 (15.00%) Apache
19 1756 (14.82%) Zend
20 1693 (14.29%) OOP
21 1629 (13.75%) .NET
22 1581 (13.35%) Web Development
23 1561 (13.18%) XML
24 1533 (12.94%) Symfony
25 1450 (12.24%) Web Services
26 1438 (12.14%) Degree
27 1391 (11.74%) Ajax
28 1348 (11.38%) PHP5
29 1335 (11.27%) Subversion
30 1333 (11.25%) WordPress

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 1777 (15.00%) Apache
2 1333 (11.25%) WordPress
3 1279 (10.80%) CMS
4 1240 (10.47%) Drupal
5 703 (5.93%) Node.js
6 453 (3.82%) nginx
7 366 (3.09%) Tomcat
8 343 (2.90%) IIS
9 271 (2.29%) Joomla!
10 184 (1.55%) JBoss
11 143 (1.21%) SharePoint
12 140 (1.18%) Umbraco
13 132 (1.11%) Apache Solr
14 125 (1.06%) Moodle
15 117 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
16 103 (0.87%) concrete5
17 91 (0.77%) ExpressionEngine
18 72 (0.61%) Confluence
18 72 (0.61%) ColdFusion
19 65 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 690 (5.82%) Photoshop
2 304 (2.57%) MS Excel
3 287 (2.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 153 (1.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 89 (0.75%) MS Office
6 82 (0.69%) InDesign
7 78 (0.66%) Fireworks
8 44 (0.37%) MS Visio
9 23 (0.19%) MS Project
10 18 (0.15%) AutoCAD
11 17 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
12 13 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
13 11 (0.093%) Adobe Captivate
14 10 (0.084%) SPSS
15 9 (0.076%) InfoPath
16 8 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
17 6 (0.051%) Acrobat
18 4 (0.034%) Final Cut Pro
19 3 (0.025%) GIMP
19 3 (0.025%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 898 (7.58%) Magento
2 87 (0.73%) Google Analytics
3 24 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 15 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.10%) Zen Cart
6 11 (0.093%) WebTrends
7 10 (0.084%) Tridion
7 10 (0.084%) Dynamics NAV
7 10 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
7 10 (0.084%) Remedy ITSM
7 10 (0.084%) Shopify
8 7 (0.059%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 7 (0.059%) Changepoint
9 6 (0.051%) osCommerce
10 4 (0.034%) Epicor Vantage
11 3 (0.025%) Sage 200
11 3 (0.025%) SAP SRM
11 3 (0.025%) Oracle Applications
11 3 (0.025%) Agresso
12 2 (0.017%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 455 (3.84%) Amazon AWS
2 260 (2.19%) SaaS
3 140 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
4 136 (1.15%) GitHub
5 109 (0.92%) Amazon S3
6 90 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
7 78 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
8 76 (0.64%) PaaS
9 38 (0.32%) Office 365
10 34 (0.29%) Route 53
11 31 (0.26%) IaaS
12 30 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
13 22 (0.19%) MailChimp
14 17 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
14 17 (0.14%) CloudFront
15 15 (0.13%) OpenShift
16 13 (0.11%) SoftLayer
17 12 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
18 9 (0.076%) Force.com
18 9 (0.076%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 503 (4.25%) Internet
2 394 (3.33%) DNS
3 322 (2.72%) HTTP
4 273 (2.30%) Firewall
5 228 (1.92%) TCP/IP
6 126 (1.06%) SSH
7 125 (1.06%) Intranet
8 116 (0.98%) VPN
9 103 (0.87%) DHCP
10 97 (0.82%) LDAP
11 96 (0.81%) SAN
12 91 (0.77%) SSL
13 84 (0.71%) WAN
14 78 (0.66%) LAN
15 67 (0.57%) Network Security
15 67 (0.57%) Wireless
16 59 (0.50%) SMTP
16 59 (0.50%) FTP
17 58 (0.49%) BGP
18 53 (0.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6007 (50.70%) MySQL
2 1153 (9.73%) SQL Server
3 613 (5.17%) Relational Database
4 589 (4.97%) MongoDB
5 527 (4.45%) NoSQL
6 467 (3.94%) PostgreSQL
7 238 (2.01%) Redis
8 230 (1.94%) Big Data
9 170 (1.43%) RDBMS
10 137 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
11 119 (1.00%) Hadoop
12 105 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 83 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
14 82 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
15 72 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 63 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
17 59 (0.50%) MariaDB
18 57 (0.48%) MS Access
19 56 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
20 55 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2531 (21.36%) Git (software)
2 1335 (11.27%) Subversion
3 592 (5.00%) Jenkins
4 406 (3.43%) PHPUnit
5 392 (3.31%) JIRA
6 304 (2.57%) Selenium
7 227 (1.92%) Visual Studio
8 216 (1.82%) Behat
9 197 (1.66%) Maven
10 144 (1.22%) Eclipse
11 140 (1.18%) Hudson
12 132 (1.11%) WebDriver
13 122 (1.03%) Grunt
14 117 (0.99%) Mercurial
15 112 (0.95%) Appcelerator Titanium
16 105 (0.89%) JUnit
17 100 (0.84%) Dreamweaver
18 99 (0.84%) Xcode
19 88 (0.74%) JMeter
20 80 (0.68%) Cucumber
General
1 1251 (10.56%) Marketing
2 1031 (8.70%) Finance
3 403 (3.40%) Advertising
4 402 (3.39%) Retail
5 321 (2.71%) Games
6 241 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 161 (1.36%) Banking
8 153 (1.29%) Publishing
9 111 (0.94%) Multimedia
10 102 (0.86%) Manufacturing
11 87 (0.73%) Back Office
12 69 (0.58%) Law
13 61 (0.51%) Legal
14 47 (0.40%) Electronics
15 39 (0.33%) Automotive
16 35 (0.30%) Aerospace
17 29 (0.24%) Investment Banking
18 26 (0.22%) Financial Institution
19 17 (0.14%) Local Government
20 16 (0.14%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 8735 (73.73%) Developer
2 4218 (35.60%) PHP Developer
3 2310 (19.50%) Web Developer
4 1376 (11.61%) Senior Developer
5 933 (7.88%) Front-End Developer
6 759 (6.41%) Senior PHP Developer
7 683 (5.77%) PHP Web Developer
8 597 (5.04%) Junior
8 597 (5.04%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 505 (4.26%) Software Developer
10 479 (4.04%) Junior Developer
11 422 (3.56%) Administrator
12 390 (3.29%) Software Engineer
13 370 (3.12%) Systems Administrator
14 329 (2.78%) Lead Developer
15 297 (2.51%) Analyst
16 276 (2.33%) Magento Developer
17 271 (2.29%) Graduate
18 270 (2.28%) PHP LAMP Developer
19 268 (2.26%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7471 (63.06%) HTML
2 6832 (57.67%) CSS
3 4357 (36.78%) jQuery
4 3160 (26.67%) HTML5
5 2199 (18.56%) CSS3
6 2033 (17.16%) LAMP
7 1629 (13.75%) .NET
8 1561 (13.18%) XML
9 1533 (12.94%) Symfony
10 1450 (12.24%) Web Services
11 1391 (11.74%) Ajax
12 1009 (8.52%) AngularJS
13 825 (6.96%) JSON
14 793 (6.69%) REST
15 712 (6.01%) Laravel
16 689 (5.82%) ASP.NET
17 685 (5.78%) XHTML
18 671 (5.66%) SOAP
19 612 (5.17%) Sass
20 551 (4.65%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 1082 (9.13%) Open Source
2 982 (8.29%) User Experience
3 777 (6.56%) Computer Science
4 719 (6.07%) Mobile App
5 411 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
6 343 (2.90%) Social Media
7 241 (2.03%) W3C
8 133 (1.12%) Graphic Design
9 129 (1.09%) Mathematics
10 121 (1.02%) Digital Media
11 106 (0.89%) iPhone
12 104 (0.88%) Social Network
13 101 (0.85%) Management Information System
14 94 (0.79%) Algorithms
15 85 (0.72%) Clustering
16 81 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
17 79 (0.67%) E-Learning
18 74 (0.62%) Client/Server
18 74 (0.62%) Data Structures
19 73 (0.62%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 3661 (30.90%) Linux
2 963 (8.13%) Windows
3 849 (7.17%) UNIX
4 477 (4.03%) Android
4 477 (4.03%) Apple iOS
5 419 (3.54%) CentOS
6 413 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 291 (2.46%) Ubuntu
8 121 (1.02%) Debian
9 111 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 82 (0.69%) Mac OS X
11 76 (0.64%) Solaris
12 59 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 50 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
14 46 (0.39%) Fedora
15 30 (0.25%) Windows 7
16 25 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
17 19 (0.16%) FreeBSD
18 17 (0.14%) AIX
19 16 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3116 (26.30%) Agile Software Development
2 2888 (24.38%) OO
3 2880 (24.31%) MVC
4 1783 (15.05%) E-Commerce
5 1693 (14.29%) OOP
6 1581 (13.35%) Web Development
7 1262 (10.65%) OO PHP
8 1189 (10.04%) TDD
9 956 (8.07%) Software Engineering
10 885 (7.47%) Scrum
11 766 (6.47%) Continuous Integration
12 722 (6.09%) Responsive Web Design
13 596 (5.03%) DevOps
14 569 (4.80%) Web Design
15 545 (4.60%) SEO
16 537 (4.53%) BDD
17 504 (4.25%) Mentoring
18 501 (4.23%) Unit Testing
19 430 (3.63%) Project Management
20 380 (3.21%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7222 (60.96%) JavaScript
2 2617 (22.09%) SQL
3 2234 (18.86%) Java
4 1887 (15.93%) Python
5 1348 (11.38%) PHP5
6 1274 (10.75%) C#
7 1239 (10.46%) Perl
8 1083 (9.14%) Ruby
9 667 (5.63%) Bash Shell
10 663 (5.60%) C++
11 358 (3.02%) C
12 237 (2.00%) Shell Script
13 232 (1.96%) VB.NET
14 211 (1.78%) Objective-C
15 186 (1.57%) VB
16 178 (1.50%) PowerShell
17 169 (1.43%) T-SQL
18 94 (0.79%) VBA
19 88 (0.74%) VBScript
20 70 (0.59%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 1438 (12.14%) Degree
2 247 (2.08%) VCP4
3 124 (1.05%) Security Cleared
4 94 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
5 80 (0.68%) SC Cleared
6 56 (0.47%) CCNA
7 42 (0.35%) CCNP
8 34 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 33 (0.28%) ISEB
9 33 (0.28%) ISTQB
10 27 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
11 25 (0.21%) RHCE
12 24 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (0.13%) CISSP
13 15 (0.13%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 14 (0.12%) CCIE
15 12 (0.10%) DV Cleared
16 11 (0.093%) Sun Certification
17 9 (0.076%) CCIP
17 9 (0.076%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 431 (3.64%) QA
2 64 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 59 (0.50%) SLA
4 19 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 18 (0.15%) WAI
6 14 (0.12%) WCAG
7 12 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.042%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.034%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.025%) Section 508
10 3 (0.025%) HL7
11 2 (0.017%) GCP
12 1 (0.008%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 249 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 183 (1.54%) Varnish
3 120 (1.01%) vSphere
4 118 (1.00%) Active Directory
5 78 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 74 (0.62%) Docker
7 61 (0.51%) NFS
8 52 (0.44%) KVM
9 45 (0.38%) Postfix
10 43 (0.36%) Firmware
11 40 (0.34%) Samba
11 40 (0.34%) Xen
12 38 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
13 35 (0.30%) VMware ESX
14 29 (0.24%) Squid
15 26 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 18 (0.15%) XenServer
17 17 (0.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 17 (0.14%) Veritas File System
18 15 (0.13%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 651 (5.50%) Puppet
2 482 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
3 249 (2.10%) Nagios
4 151 (1.27%) Vagrant
5 106 (0.89%) Salt
6 97 (0.82%) Ansible
7 75 (0.63%) Cacti
8 74 (0.62%) ZABBIX
9 50 (0.42%) Capistrano
10 49 (0.41%) HAProxy
11 37 (0.31%) cPanel
12 35 (0.30%) Graphite
13 31 (0.26%) Plesk
14 30 (0.25%) Zenoss
15 29 (0.24%) logstash
16 24 (0.20%) NetBackup
17 20 (0.17%) Munin
17 20 (0.17%) Opsview
18 17 (0.14%) Ganglia
18 17 (0.14%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 1756 (14.82%) Zend
2 659 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 601 (5.07%) Oracle
4 517 (4.36%) Adobe
5 479 (4.04%) Red Hat
6 384 (3.24%) Facebook
7 374 (3.16%) VMware
8 293 (2.47%) Twitter
9 287 (2.42%) Google
10 208 (1.76%) Cisco
11 120 (1.01%) HP
12 104 (0.88%) IBM
13 99 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
14 88 (0.74%) Rackspace
15 70 (0.59%) Apple
16 68 (0.57%) Business Objects
17 67 (0.57%) Atlassian
18 65 (0.55%) Citrix
19 60 (0.51%) hybris
20 51 (0.43%) SAP
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
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Salary: 35,000-50,000- 10% Bonus
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Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits bonus + benefits
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + pension, lifecare, 25 days hol
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits & Flexitime
Posted: 9 hours ago
Essex
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £29000 per annum + benefits
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Hertfordshire
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits excellent benefits and culture
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Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits & Flexitime
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £45 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits & Flexitime
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