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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 41 34 39
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Permanent jobs citing PHP 6219 6483 6623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.52% 6.07% 5.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.86% 11.47% 10.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5236 5843 6062
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+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
57264 56537 62961
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.83% 52.96% 53.60%
Number of salaries quoted 47993 48723 55236
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 £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -7 5903 £37,500 +6.12% 894
London -3 2420 £45,000 - 307
South East -6 1263 £35,000 - 162
North West -9 474 £32,500 - 102
City of London -14 414 £47,500 +11.76% 78
Yorkshire -11 405 £35,000 +7.69% 80
South West -13 358 £32,500 +8.33% 75
East of England -17 356 £35,000 - 59
Hampshire +7 345 £30,000 -3.22% 37
West Midlands -1 325 £30,000 - 51
Manchester -1 279 £32,500 +3.17% 66
East Midlands +7 253 £32,000 +6.66% 32
West Yorkshire -19 231 £35,000 - 51
Surrey -22 215 £37,500 +7.14% 26
Berkshire -27 196 £37,500 -6.25% 26
Buckinghamshire +37 165 £35,000 +1.44% 18
Leeds -23 160 £40,000 +6.66% 31
Oxfordshire +6 134 £37,500 +7.14% 24
Hertfordshire -3 127 £35,000 +7.69% 14
Southampton +9 124 £32,000 -8.57% 8
East Sussex -18 117 £30,000 -6.25% 9
Nottinghamshire +3 114 £35,000 +16.66% 4
Milton Keynes +29 111 £40,000 +73.91% 10
Cambridgeshire -11 110 £38,000 - 30
Brighton -20 106 £30,000 -6.97% 8
Warwickshire +7 105 £32,500 +14.03% 8
Nottingham +5 103 £35,000 +16.66% 3
Scotland -26 103 £34,000 +1.49% 13
Bristol -1 98 £35,000 +18.64% 22
South Yorkshire +3 92 £33,500 +6.34% 14

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 7437 (57.39%) HTML
2 7420 (57.26%) JavaScript
3 6999 (54.01%) CSS
4 6836 (52.76%) MySQL
5 4569 (35.26%) jQuery
6 4093 (31.59%) Linux
7 3431 (26.48%) Agile Software Development
8 3069 (23.68%) OO
9 2995 (23.11%) Java
10 2857 (22.05%) SQL
11 2809 (21.68%) MVC
12 2789 (21.52%) HTML5
13 2383 (18.39%) Git (software)
14 2367 (18.27%) LAMP
15 2280 (17.60%) E-Commerce
16 2253 (17.39%) Apache
17 2018 (15.57%) Python
18 2010 (15.51%) Zend
19 1986 (15.33%) CSS3
20 1854 (14.31%) Web Development
21 1786 (13.78%) .NET
22 1738 (13.41%) PHP5
23 1727 (13.33%) OOP
24 1703 (13.14%) Degree
25 1617 (12.48%) Subversion
26 1609 (12.42%) Ajax
27 1602 (12.36%) XML
28 1517 (11.71%) Marketing
28 1517 (11.71%) Symfony
29 1483 (11.44%) Web Services

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 2253 (17.39%) Apache
2 1389 (10.72%) WordPress
3 1376 (10.62%) Drupal
4 1366 (10.54%) CMS
5 576 (4.45%) Node.js
6 456 (3.52%) Tomcat
7 397 (3.06%) nginx
8 375 (2.89%) IIS
9 301 (2.32%) Joomla!
10 196 (1.51%) SharePoint
11 148 (1.14%) Apache Solr
12 125 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
13 94 (0.73%) ColdFusion
14 90 (0.69%) Umbraco
15 87 (0.67%) WebLogic
16 85 (0.66%) Moodle
17 82 (0.63%) WebSphere
18 52 (0.40%) ExpressionEngine
19 47 (0.36%) Confluence
19 47 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 681 (5.26%) Photoshop
2 434 (3.35%) MS Excel
3 281 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
4 114 (0.88%) MS Office
5 78 (0.60%) Fireworks
6 60 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 45 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
8 23 (0.18%) SPSS
9 22 (0.17%) InDesign
10 17 (0.13%) MS Project
11 14 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
12 13 (0.10%) FastStats
13 8 (0.062%) Mingle
14 7 (0.054%) GIMP
15 6 (0.046%) InfoPath
16 4 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
17 3 (0.023%) 3ds Max
17 3 (0.023%) Adobe Captivate
17 3 (0.023%) AutoCAD
17 3 (0.023%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1101 (8.50%) Magento
2 150 (1.16%) Oracle CRM
3 147 (1.13%) Google Analytics
4 44 (0.34%) WebTrends
5 35 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 27 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
7 25 (0.19%) osCommerce
8 20 (0.15%) Shopify
9 19 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 13 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
11 11 (0.085%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 11 (0.085%) Sage 200
12 10 (0.077%) Tridion
13 8 (0.062%) Optimost
14 6 (0.046%) Oracle BPM
14 6 (0.046%) Sage 50
14 6 (0.046%) SiteCatalyst
15 4 (0.031%) Oracle Applications
15 4 (0.031%) Visualfiles
15 4 (0.031%) JDE EnterpriseOne
Cloud Services
1 481 (3.71%) Amazon AWS
2 353 (2.72%) SaaS
3 139 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
4 102 (0.79%) GitHub
5 83 (0.64%) Amazon S3
5 83 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
6 80 (0.62%) PaaS
7 43 (0.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 32 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
9 29 (0.22%) Basecamp
10 25 (0.19%) Google Apps
11 24 (0.19%) Route 53
12 21 (0.16%) IaaS
13 20 (0.15%) CloudFront
14 19 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
14 19 (0.15%) Joyent
15 18 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
15 18 (0.14%) Office 365
16 13 (0.10%) Trello
17 11 (0.085%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 581 (4.48%) Internet
2 413 (3.19%) HTTP
3 406 (3.13%) DNS
4 311 (2.40%) Firewall
5 280 (2.16%) TCP/IP
6 181 (1.40%) Intranet
7 146 (1.13%) SSL
8 138 (1.06%) VPN
9 137 (1.06%) SSH
10 135 (1.04%) LDAP
11 107 (0.83%) VoIP
12 87 (0.67%) DHCP
13 84 (0.65%) SMTP
13 84 (0.65%) SAN
13 84 (0.65%) Network Security
14 82 (0.63%) FTP
15 80 (0.62%) Wireless
16 60 (0.46%) WAN
17 57 (0.44%) Broadband
17 57 (0.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6836 (52.76%) MySQL
2 1269 (9.79%) SQL Server
3 690 (5.32%) Relational Database
4 606 (4.68%) MongoDB
5 529 (4.08%) NoSQL
6 480 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
7 296 (2.28%) Big Data
8 206 (1.59%) RDBMS
9 200 (1.54%) Redis
10 173 (1.34%) Hadoop
11 120 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
12 102 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 99 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
14 98 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 90 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
16 87 (0.67%) Oracle Database
17 86 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
18 72 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
19 66 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
20 64 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2383 (18.39%) Git (software)
2 1617 (12.48%) Subversion
3 563 (4.34%) Jenkins
4 478 (3.69%) Selenium
5 445 (3.43%) PHPUnit
6 385 (2.97%) JIRA
7 254 (1.96%) Visual Studio
8 237 (1.83%) Cucumber
9 193 (1.49%) Maven
10 178 (1.37%) WebDriver
11 175 (1.35%) Behat
12 145 (1.12%) Hudson
13 131 (1.01%) Ant
13 131 (1.01%) Dreamweaver
14 123 (0.95%) JUnit
15 114 (0.88%) Eclipse
16 113 (0.87%) Mercurial
17 92 (0.71%) Grunt
18 82 (0.63%) Jasmine
19 78 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1517 (11.71%) Marketing
2 919 (7.09%) Finance
3 542 (4.18%) Retail
4 386 (2.98%) Advertising
5 332 (2.56%) Games
6 273 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 244 (1.88%) Publishing
8 171 (1.32%) Banking
9 106 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 96 (0.74%) Back Office
11 81 (0.63%) Legal
12 59 (0.46%) Multimedia
13 55 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 54 (0.42%) Electronics
15 46 (0.35%) Automotive
16 40 (0.31%) Billing
17 36 (0.28%) French Language
18 35 (0.27%) Law
19 26 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
20 19 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 9261 (71.47%) Developer
2 4634 (35.76%) PHP Developer
3 2483 (19.16%) Web Developer
4 1400 (10.80%) Senior Developer
5 837 (6.46%) PHP Web Developer
6 747 (5.76%) Senior PHP Developer
7 735 (5.67%) Front-End Developer
8 672 (5.19%) PHP MySQL Developer
9 566 (4.37%) Junior
10 528 (4.07%) Software Developer
11 499 (3.85%) Junior Developer
12 475 (3.67%) Analyst
13 421 (3.25%) Administrator
14 402 (3.10%) Lead Developer
15 361 (2.79%) PHP LAMP Developer
16 360 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
17 359 (2.77%) Software Engineer
18 324 (2.50%) Java Developer
19 314 (2.42%) Drupal Developer
20 311 (2.40%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7437 (57.39%) HTML
2 6999 (54.01%) CSS
3 4569 (35.26%) jQuery
4 2789 (21.52%) HTML5
5 2367 (18.27%) LAMP
6 1986 (15.33%) CSS3
7 1786 (13.78%) .NET
8 1609 (12.42%) Ajax
9 1602 (12.36%) XML
10 1517 (11.71%) Symfony
11 1483 (11.44%) Web Services
12 938 (7.24%) XHTML
13 768 (5.93%) AngularJS
14 705 (5.44%) JSON
15 704 (5.43%) ASP.NET
16 646 (4.99%) CodeIgniter
17 645 (4.98%) SOAP
18 640 (4.94%) REST
19 610 (4.71%) Backbone.js
20 522 (4.03%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 1184 (9.14%) Open Source
2 952 (7.35%) Computer Science
3 886 (6.84%) User Experience
4 712 (5.49%) Mobile App
5 544 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
6 407 (3.14%) Social Media
7 243 (1.88%) Digital Media
8 166 (1.28%) W3C
9 144 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
10 126 (0.97%) Mathematics
11 112 (0.86%) E-Learning
12 109 (0.84%) Management Information System
13 105 (0.81%) Clustering
14 95 (0.73%) Blog
15 94 (0.73%) Replication
16 90 (0.69%) iPhone
17 85 (0.66%) Graphic Design
18 78 (0.60%) Client/Server
18 78 (0.60%) Social Network
19 77 (0.59%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4093 (31.59%) Linux
2 1054 (8.13%) Windows
3 883 (6.81%) UNIX
4 792 (6.11%) Apple iOS
5 635 (4.90%) Android
6 433 (3.34%) CentOS
7 382 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 354 (2.73%) Ubuntu
9 159 (1.23%) Solaris
10 157 (1.21%) Debian
11 102 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 75 (0.58%) Fedora
13 64 (0.49%) Windows 7
14 60 (0.46%) Mac OS X
15 47 (0.36%) SUSE
16 42 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
17 39 (0.30%) AIX
18 38 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
19 22 (0.17%) Windows Phone
20 21 (0.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3431 (26.48%) Agile Software Development
2 3069 (23.68%) OO
3 2809 (21.68%) MVC
4 2280 (17.60%) E-Commerce
5 1854 (14.31%) Web Development
6 1727 (13.33%) OOP
7 1280 (9.88%) TDD
8 1206 (9.31%) OO PHP
9 1075 (8.30%) Scrum
10 1049 (8.10%) Software Engineering
11 740 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
12 631 (4.87%) SEO
13 613 (4.73%) Responsive Web Design
14 564 (4.35%) Unit Testing
15 556 (4.29%) Content Management
16 546 (4.21%) BDD
17 541 (4.18%) Mentoring
18 534 (4.12%) DevOps
19 499 (3.85%) Project Management
20 432 (3.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 7420 (57.26%) JavaScript
2 2995 (23.11%) Java
3 2857 (22.05%) SQL
4 2018 (15.57%) Python
5 1738 (13.41%) PHP5
6 1394 (10.76%) Ruby
7 1371 (10.58%) C#
8 1241 (9.58%) Perl
9 712 (5.49%) C++
10 590 (4.55%) Bash Shell
11 424 (3.27%) C
12 238 (1.84%) VB.NET
13 233 (1.80%) VB
14 222 (1.71%) Shell Script
15 219 (1.69%) Objective-C
16 173 (1.34%) T-SQL
17 168 (1.30%) ActionScript
18 103 (0.79%) Scala
19 101 (0.78%) PHP4
20 99 (0.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1703 (13.14%) Degree
2 116 (0.90%) Security Cleared
3 84 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (0.42%) CCNP
5 48 (0.37%) CCNA
5 48 (0.37%) SC Cleared
6 47 (0.36%) ISEB
7 46 (0.35%) CISSP
8 44 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
9 36 (0.28%) ISTQB
10 34 (0.26%) RHCE
10 34 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 25 (0.19%) HND
13 24 (0.19%) CEH
13 24 (0.19%) MySQL Certification
14 21 (0.16%) OSCP
15 19 (0.15%) GIAC
16 18 (0.14%) Linux+ Certification
16 18 (0.14%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 779 (6.01%) QA
2 95 (0.73%) ISO 9001
3 88 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 78 (0.60%) SLA
5 15 (0.12%) WCAG
5 15 (0.12%) WAI
6 12 (0.093%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.085%) HIPAA
8 5 (0.039%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.023%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.008%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.008%) GAMP
10 1 (0.008%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.008%) BS15000
10 1 (0.008%) COBIT
System Software
1 258 (1.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 200 (1.54%) Varnish
3 96 (0.74%) Active Directory
4 93 (0.72%) vSphere
5 66 (0.51%) NFS
6 62 (0.48%) Postfix
7 60 (0.46%) Xen
8 54 (0.42%) Hyper-V
9 51 (0.39%) KVM
10 50 (0.39%) Squid
11 43 (0.33%) Sendmail
12 33 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
13 31 (0.24%) VMware ESX
14 30 (0.23%) Samba
15 24 (0.19%) Shibboleth
16 21 (0.16%) Snort
17 19 (0.15%) XenServer
18 12 (0.093%) VirtualBox
18 12 (0.093%) Docker
19 11 (0.085%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 627 (4.84%) Puppet
2 462 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 258 (1.99%) Nagios
4 135 (1.04%) Vagrant
5 127 (0.98%) ZABBIX
6 69 (0.53%) Capistrano
7 60 (0.46%) Cacti
8 47 (0.36%) Ansible
9 40 (0.31%) HAProxy
10 35 (0.27%) Salt
11 33 (0.25%) Plesk
12 28 (0.22%) Zenoss
13 24 (0.19%) Munin
14 23 (0.18%) YUM
14 23 (0.18%) Opsview
15 22 (0.17%) NetBackup
16 19 (0.15%) Ganglia
17 18 (0.14%) Icinga
18 15 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
18 15 (0.12%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 2010 (15.51%) Zend
2 755 (5.83%) Oracle
3 747 (5.76%) Microsoft
4 510 (3.94%) Red Hat
5 499 (3.85%) Adobe
6 381 (2.94%) VMware
7 377 (2.91%) Google
8 339 (2.62%) Facebook
9 273 (2.11%) Twitter
10 205 (1.58%) SAP
11 185 (1.43%) Cisco
12 162 (1.25%) JD Edwards
13 159 (1.23%) JBoss
14 129 (1.00%) Rackspace
15 102 (0.79%) IBM
16 70 (0.54%) HP
17 69 (0.53%) Tableau
18 67 (0.52%) F5
19 64 (0.49%) Citrix
20 63 (0.49%) Apple
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 50k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
UK
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 18k-25k + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Braintree, Essex
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warwickshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
North West
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 5 hours ago