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 27 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 46 40 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Permanent jobs citing PHP 5672 6807 6456
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.25% 5.76% 5.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.20% 10.90% 11.24%
Number of salaries quoted 4932 5983 5735
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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
55604 62423 57462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.46% 52.80% 53.15%
Number of salaries quoted 47286 53331 49426
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 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -5 5400 £40,000 +3.89% 951
London -12 2001 £50,000 +11.11% 304
South East +1 1152 £37,500 +7.14% 196
City of London +10 439 £50,000 +6.38% 90
North West +1 435 £32,500 - 110
Yorkshire +23 428 £35,000 - 93
West Midlands +19 392 £31,000 +3.33% 59
East of England -19 382 £37,500 -3.84% 71
South West -5 381 £35,000 +7.69% 66
West Yorkshire +18 286 £40,000 +6.66% 61
Manchester +10 268 £33,750 +3.84% 55
Surrey +32 260 £40,000 +14.28% 28
Hampshire -6 246 £35,000 +7.69% 38
Berkshire +4 237 £45,000 +20.00% 28
Leeds +23 228 £40,000 - 39
East Midlands -8 209 £33,045 +10.14% 35
Bristol +3 167 £37,500 +15.38% 16
Reading +30 131 £50,000 +25.00% 21
Birmingham +10 128 £27,500 -8.33% 17
Cambridgeshire -9 119 £40,000 - 32
Hertfordshire +15 107 £45,000 +35.33% 14
East Sussex -2 107 £35,000 - 16
Warwickshire +24 105 £35,125 -14.84% 8
Oxfordshire -12 103 £32,500 -13.33% 43
Nottinghamshire +1 98 £32,500 +14.03% 12
Scotland -1 97 £35,000 - 27
Buckinghamshire -4 94 £34,500 +1.47% 21
Cambridge -15 93 £40,000 - 23
Brighton +2 92 £35,000 - 14
Nottingham -1 91 £32,500 +14.03% 12

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 7125 (62.60%) HTML
2 6933 (60.92%) JavaScript
3 6362 (55.90%) CSS
4 5666 (49.78%) MySQL
5 3960 (34.79%) jQuery
6 3589 (31.54%) Linux
7 3267 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
8 2912 (25.59%) HTML5
9 2578 (22.65%) MVC
10 2502 (21.98%) Git (software)
11 2498 (21.95%) OO
12 2385 (20.96%) SQL
13 2298 (20.19%) Java
14 2002 (17.59%) CSS3
15 1897 (16.67%) Python
16 1825 (16.04%) LAMP
17 1698 (14.92%) Apache
18 1647 (14.47%) .NET
19 1634 (14.36%) E-Commerce
20 1612 (14.16%) Zend
21 1581 (13.89%) Web Development
22 1523 (13.38%) Symfony
23 1496 (13.14%) OOP
24 1361 (11.96%) Web Services
25 1355 (11.91%) XML
26 1347 (11.84%) Degree
27 1336 (11.74%) TDD
28 1258 (11.05%) C#
29 1200 (10.54%) Ajax
30 1159 (10.18%) Perl

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 1698 (14.92%) Apache
2 1126 (9.89%) WordPress
3 1125 (9.88%) CMS
4 1063 (9.34%) Drupal
5 812 (7.13%) Node.js
6 403 (3.54%) nginx
7 347 (3.05%) Tomcat
8 291 (2.56%) IIS
9 270 (2.37%) Joomla!
10 159 (1.40%) JBoss
11 154 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
12 150 (1.32%) SharePoint
13 144 (1.27%) Moodle
14 125 (1.10%) Apache Solr
15 82 (0.72%) concrete5
15 82 (0.72%) OpenStack
16 69 (0.61%) WebSphere
17 67 (0.59%) Umbraco
18 61 (0.54%) WebLogic
19 58 (0.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 601 (5.28%) Photoshop
2 255 (2.24%) MS Excel
3 217 (1.91%) Adobe Illustrator
4 156 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 78 (0.69%) InDesign
6 76 (0.67%) MS Office
7 64 (0.56%) Fireworks
8 28 (0.25%) AutoCAD
9 27 (0.24%) SPSS
10 22 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
11 21 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
12 17 (0.15%) InfoPath
13 15 (0.13%) MS Visio
13 15 (0.13%) MS Project
14 10 (0.088%) Adobe After Effects
15 7 (0.062%) Acrobat
16 6 (0.053%) FastStats
17 5 (0.044%) Adobe Premiere
18 4 (0.035%) Spreadsheet
19 3 (0.026%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 801 (7.04%) Magento
2 46 (0.40%) Adobe Campaign
3 33 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 20 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 14 (0.12%) Changepoint
6 10 (0.088%) Unica
7 8 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.062%) Zen Cart
9 6 (0.053%) WebTrends
10 5 (0.044%) Shopify
11 4 (0.035%) Workday HCM
11 4 (0.035%) osCommerce
12 3 (0.026%) SAP SRM
13 2 (0.018%) Dynamics AX
13 2 (0.018%) Tridion
13 2 (0.018%) Agresso
13 2 (0.018%) Infor CRM
14 1 (0.009%) PeopleSoft Financials
14 1 (0.009%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 665 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
2 277 (2.43%) SaaS
3 168 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
4 103 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
5 102 (0.90%) GitHub
6 94 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
7 86 (0.76%) Google Analytics
8 73 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
9 66 (0.58%) Amazon S3
10 61 (0.54%) PaaS
11 48 (0.42%) IaaS
12 44 (0.39%) Route 53
13 34 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
14 33 (0.29%) Silverpop
15 29 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 21 (0.18%) Office 365
17 19 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
18 17 (0.15%) CloudFront
19 16 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
19 16 (0.14%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 498 (4.38%) Internet
2 396 (3.48%) DNS
3 377 (3.31%) HTTP
4 247 (2.17%) Firewall
5 223 (1.96%) TCP/IP
6 141 (1.24%) VPN
7 122 (1.07%) SSH
8 108 (0.95%) SSL
9 103 (0.91%) Intranet
10 101 (0.89%) Network Security
11 97 (0.85%) LDAP
11 97 (0.85%) DHCP
12 72 (0.63%) Wireless
13 71 (0.62%) SMTP
14 68 (0.60%) SAN
15 60 (0.53%) IPsec
16 59 (0.52%) WAN
17 58 (0.51%) LAN
18 55 (0.48%) VLAN
19 52 (0.46%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5666 (49.78%) MySQL
2 1097 (9.64%) SQL Server
3 707 (6.21%) MongoDB
4 571 (5.02%) Relational Database
5 533 (4.68%) NoSQL
6 457 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
7 276 (2.43%) Redis
8 221 (1.94%) Big Data
9 198 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
10 142 (1.25%) RDBMS
11 125 (1.10%) Hadoop
12 95 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
13 93 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 83 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
15 75 (0.66%) Oracle Database
16 56 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
17 54 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 52 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
19 51 (0.45%) MS Access
19 51 (0.45%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 2502 (21.98%) Git (software)
2 1081 (9.50%) Subversion
3 598 (5.25%) Jenkins
4 460 (4.04%) PHPUnit
5 391 (3.44%) JIRA
6 387 (3.40%) Selenium
7 212 (1.86%) Grunt
8 190 (1.67%) Behat
9 172 (1.51%) Visual Studio
10 171 (1.50%) Maven
11 140 (1.23%) WebDriver
12 124 (1.09%) Hudson
13 120 (1.05%) Eclipse
14 116 (1.02%) Xcode
15 114 (1.00%) JUnit
16 111 (0.98%) Mercurial
17 96 (0.84%) Cucumber
18 95 (0.83%) Dreamweaver
19 94 (0.83%) JMeter
20 82 (0.72%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 1153 (10.13%) Finance
2 1117 (9.81%) Marketing
3 355 (3.12%) Games
4 336 (2.95%) Retail
5 300 (2.64%) Advertising
6 251 (2.21%) Telecoms
7 180 (1.58%) Banking
8 168 (1.48%) Publishing
9 108 (0.95%) Multimedia
10 99 (0.87%) Manufacturing
11 79 (0.69%) Back Office
12 62 (0.54%) Law
13 57 (0.50%) Electronics
14 44 (0.39%) Legal
15 31 (0.27%) Billing
16 30 (0.26%) Aerospace
17 28 (0.25%) Financial Institution
18 27 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
19 21 (0.18%) Investment Banking
20 18 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8245 (72.45%) Developer
2 3944 (34.65%) PHP Developer
3 2030 (17.84%) Web Developer
4 1250 (10.98%) Senior Developer
5 883 (7.76%) Front-End Developer
6 676 (5.94%) Senior PHP Developer
7 618 (5.43%) PHP Web Developer
8 572 (5.03%) Junior
9 516 (4.53%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 513 (4.51%) Software Developer
11 456 (4.01%) Junior Developer
12 408 (3.58%) Software Engineer
13 358 (3.15%) Lead Developer
14 320 (2.81%) Administrator
15 317 (2.79%) DevOps Engineer
16 281 (2.47%) Systems Administrator
17 269 (2.36%) Architect
18 263 (2.31%) Analyst
19 239 (2.10%) Graduate
19 239 (2.10%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7125 (62.60%) HTML
2 6362 (55.90%) CSS
3 3960 (34.79%) jQuery
4 2912 (25.59%) HTML5
5 2002 (17.59%) CSS3
6 1825 (16.04%) LAMP
7 1647 (14.47%) .NET
8 1523 (13.38%) Symfony
9 1361 (11.96%) Web Services
10 1355 (11.91%) XML
11 1200 (10.54%) Ajax
12 1067 (9.38%) AngularJS
13 899 (7.90%) Laravel
14 791 (6.95%) REST
15 710 (6.24%) JSON
16 681 (5.98%) Sass
17 655 (5.76%) ASP.NET
18 545 (4.79%) SOAP
19 535 (4.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 530 (4.66%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 967 (8.50%) User Experience
2 677 (5.95%) Computer Science
3 674 (5.92%) Mobile App
4 415 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
5 335 (2.94%) Social Media
6 221 (1.94%) W3C
7 181 (1.59%) Data Centre
8 134 (1.18%) Mathematics
9 129 (1.13%) Management Information System
10 109 (0.96%) Graphic Design
11 100 (0.88%) E-Learning
12 98 (0.86%) iPhone
13 92 (0.81%) Algorithms
14 91 (0.80%) Digital Media
15 86 (0.76%) Client/Server
16 84 (0.74%) iPad
17 77 (0.68%) Visualisation
18 76 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
19 71 (0.62%) Clustering
20 70 (0.62%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3589 (31.54%) Linux
2 922 (8.10%) Windows
3 705 (6.19%) UNIX
4 476 (4.18%) Apple iOS
5 470 (4.13%) Android
6 370 (3.25%) CentOS
7 341 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 321 (2.82%) Ubuntu
9 133 (1.17%) Debian
10 102 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 82 (0.72%) Mac OS X
12 60 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 55 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 48 (0.42%) Solaris
15 42 (0.37%) Windows Mobile
16 31 (0.27%) Fedora
17 27 (0.24%) AIX
18 25 (0.22%) CoreOS
19 23 (0.20%) Windows XP
20 22 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3267 (28.71%) Agile Software Development
2 2578 (22.65%) MVC
3 2498 (21.95%) OO
4 1634 (14.36%) E-Commerce
5 1581 (13.89%) Web Development
6 1496 (13.14%) OOP
7 1336 (11.74%) TDD
8 1096 (9.63%) OO PHP
9 1085 (9.53%) Open Source
10 986 (8.66%) Software Engineering
11 967 (8.50%) Scrum
12 769 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
13 735 (6.46%) DevOps
14 631 (5.54%) Responsive Web Design
15 625 (5.49%) BDD
16 585 (5.14%) Unit Testing
17 515 (4.53%) Web Design
18 498 (4.38%) SEO
19 463 (4.07%) Project Management
20 456 (4.01%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6933 (60.92%) JavaScript
2 2385 (20.96%) SQL
3 2298 (20.19%) Java
4 1897 (16.67%) Python
5 1258 (11.05%) C#
6 1159 (10.18%) Perl
7 1098 (9.65%) Ruby
8 955 (8.39%) PHP5
9 714 (6.27%) Bash Shell
10 698 (6.13%) C++
11 401 (3.52%) C
12 226 (1.99%) Shell Script
13 202 (1.77%) VB.NET
14 195 (1.71%) Objective-C
15 171 (1.50%) VB
16 153 (1.34%) PowerShell
17 138 (1.21%) T-SQL
18 103 (0.91%) Go
19 91 (0.80%) PL/SQL
20 90 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1347 (11.84%) Degree
2 85 (0.75%) Security Cleared
3 80 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (0.47%) SC Cleared
5 48 (0.42%) CCNA
6 36 (0.32%) ISEB
6 36 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
7 34 (0.30%) CCNP
8 28 (0.25%) ISTQB
9 18 (0.16%) CCIE
10 14 (0.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (0.12%) HND
10 14 (0.12%) CISSP
10 14 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (0.11%) DV Cleared
12 11 (0.097%) PhD
12 11 (0.097%) RHCE
13 10 (0.088%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 7 (0.062%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 7 (0.062%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 494 (4.34%) QA
2 66 (0.58%) SLA
3 41 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 26 (0.23%) WCAG
5 25 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 24 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 14 (0.12%) WAI
8 13 (0.11%) HIPAA
9 9 (0.079%) Section 508
10 2 (0.018%) FISMA
10 2 (0.018%) HL7
10 2 (0.018%) GCP
10 2 (0.018%) ISO 9000
11 1 (0.009%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.009%) Data Quality
System Software
1 228 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 192 (1.69%) Varnish
3 107 (0.94%) Docker
4 81 (0.71%) Active Directory
5 80 (0.70%) vSphere
6 66 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 48 (0.42%) KVM
8 46 (0.40%) iptables
9 40 (0.35%) Xen
9 40 (0.35%) Samba
10 37 (0.33%) NFS
11 35 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
12 34 (0.30%) Apache Flume
13 33 (0.29%) Firmware
14 30 (0.26%) VirtualBox
15 29 (0.25%) Postfix
16 25 (0.22%) VMware ESX
17 24 (0.21%) XenServer
18 17 (0.15%) Squid
19 14 (0.12%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 730 (6.41%) Puppet
2 550 (4.83%) Opscode Chef
3 246 (2.16%) Nagios
4 168 (1.48%) Vagrant
5 158 (1.39%) Ansible
6 155 (1.36%) Salt
7 106 (0.93%) ZABBIX
8 65 (0.57%) Capistrano
9 52 (0.46%) Zenoss
10 49 (0.43%) Cacti
11 44 (0.39%) cPanel
12 34 (0.30%) Plesk
13 31 (0.27%) HAProxy
14 30 (0.26%) Graphite
15 29 (0.25%) logstash
16 24 (0.21%) Ganglia
17 18 (0.16%) Webmin
18 14 (0.12%) Nessus
19 13 (0.11%) Kubernetes
20 12 (0.11%) Opsview
Vendors
1 1612 (14.16%) Zend
2 688 (6.05%) Oracle
3 578 (5.08%) Microsoft
4 472 (4.15%) Adobe
5 416 (3.66%) Red Hat
6 370 (3.25%) Google
7 347 (3.05%) VMware
8 293 (2.57%) Facebook
9 215 (1.89%) Twitter
10 195 (1.71%) Cisco
11 119 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
11 119 (1.05%) Rackspace
12 101 (0.89%) Apple
13 93 (0.82%) IBM
14 68 (0.60%) HP
15 64 (0.56%) hybris
16 61 (0.54%) SAP
17 59 (0.52%) Splunk
18 55 (0.48%) Citrix
19 44 (0.39%) Perforce
London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Curve IT Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Gold Group
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum + benefits + 10% bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Gold Group
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits+ 10% bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bens, bonus, equity
Posted: 1 hour ago
Reigate, Surrey
Proteus Europe
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + Benefit Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
The Digital Recruitment Firm
Salary: From £26,000 to £40,000 per annum 28 days holiday plus bank holidays
Posted: 2 hours ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Pertemps (Redditch Commercial)
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Central London / West End
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
networx
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Top Training!
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + training, 25 days, pension
Posted: 2 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension (8%)
Posted: 2 hours ago