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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 51 42 33
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Permanent jobs citing PHP 5247 6314 6522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.82% 5.46% 6.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.40% 10.71% 11.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4462 5324 5869
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £59,000 £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
55830 58935 56454
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.26% 50.97% 52.69%
Number of salaries quoted 47821 49445 48617
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -9 4981 £40,000 +6.66% 878
London -19 1834 £47,500 +5.55% 291
South East -3 1098 £40,000 +14.28% 117
Yorkshire +11 477 £37,500 +15.38% 108
North West +5 471 £35,000 +7.69% 118
South West -4 347 £35,000 +7.69% 49
City of London -3 333 £47,500 - 57
West Yorkshire +10 294 £40,000 +14.28% 64
Manchester +6 288 £35,000 +7.69% 57
East of England -15 268 £40,000 +7.38% 48
West Midlands -10 260 £30,000 - 53
Leeds +27 247 £42,500 +6.25% 49
Hampshire -5 237 £36,125 +20.41% 22
Berkshire +22 229 £45,000 +20.00% 27
Surrey 0 204 £40,500 +8.00% 16
East Midlands -11 198 £32,500 +1.56% 71
Reading +33 136 £45,000 +12.50% 20
Bristol -6 114 £37,500 - 10
Oxfordshire -4 106 £40,000 +6.66% 19
Scotland 0 105 £32,500 -7.14% 20
Buckinghamshire -22 101 £38,000 +8.57% 11
Cheshire +19 94 £35,000 +16.66% 31
South Yorkshire +4 86 £30,750 -5.38% 23
West Sussex +18 85 £40,000 +14.28% 3
East Sussex 0 83 £40,000 +33.33% 12
Southampton -5 82 £36,125 +14.68% 3
Brighton +3 81 £35,000 +16.66% 7
North Yorkshire +18 79 £37,500 +15.38% 10
Sheffield +3 76 £30,000 -14.28% 14
Cambridgeshire -10 76 £40,000 +5.26% 19

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6728 (61.55%) JavaScript
2 6701 (61.30%) HTML
3 6104 (55.84%) CSS
4 5454 (49.89%) MySQL
5 3731 (34.13%) jQuery
6 3456 (31.62%) Linux
7 3306 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
8 2624 (24.01%) HTML5
9 2474 (22.63%) Git (software)
10 2465 (22.55%) MVC
11 2315 (21.18%) SQL
12 2312 (21.15%) Java
13 2243 (20.52%) OO
14 1966 (17.99%) Python
15 1848 (16.91%) CSS3
16 1803 (16.49%) LAMP
17 1604 (14.67%) Apache
18 1541 (14.10%) E-Commerce
19 1478 (13.52%) Web Development
20 1465 (13.40%) Symfony
21 1449 (13.26%) Zend
22 1446 (13.23%) OOP
23 1443 (13.20%) .NET
24 1410 (12.90%) Degree
25 1374 (12.57%) TDD
26 1275 (11.66%) Web Services
27 1257 (11.50%) C#
28 1221 (11.17%) XML
29 1209 (11.06%) AngularJS
30 1196 (10.94%) WordPress

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 1604 (14.67%) Apache
2 1196 (10.94%) WordPress
3 1097 (10.04%) CMS
4 939 (8.59%) Node.js
5 866 (7.92%) Drupal
6 370 (3.38%) nginx
7 260 (2.38%) Tomcat
8 239 (2.19%) IIS
9 236 (2.16%) Joomla!
10 206 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
11 155 (1.42%) SharePoint
12 136 (1.24%) Apache Solr
13 114 (1.04%) Moodle
14 113 (1.03%) JBoss
15 96 (0.88%) OpenStack
16 80 (0.73%) Confluence
16 80 (0.73%) WebSphere
17 59 (0.54%) Umbraco
18 55 (0.50%) WebLogic
18 55 (0.50%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 489 (4.47%) Photoshop
2 255 (2.33%) MS Excel
3 156 (1.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 129 (1.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 63 (0.58%) MS Office
6 42 (0.38%) Fireworks
7 39 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
8 37 (0.34%) SPSS
9 23 (0.21%) AutoCAD
10 22 (0.20%) InDesign
11 17 (0.16%) MS Project
12 15 (0.14%) Adobe Captivate
13 12 (0.11%) InfoPath
14 11 (0.10%) MS Visio
15 9 (0.082%) FastStats
16 8 (0.073%) Spreadsheet
17 6 (0.055%) Adobe After Effects
18 4 (0.037%) GIMP
19 3 (0.027%) Mingle
19 3 (0.027%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 726 (6.64%) Magento
2 38 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 14 (0.13%) Unica
5 13 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
6 12 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
7 11 (0.10%) Changepoint
7 11 (0.10%) Shopify
8 8 (0.073%) Agresso
9 5 (0.046%) Oracle BPM
10 4 (0.037%) Sage 200
10 4 (0.037%) Workday HCM
11 3 (0.027%) Dynamics NAV
11 3 (0.027%) Dynamics AX
12 2 (0.018%) AWD
12 2 (0.018%) RMDS
12 2 (0.018%) SAP SRM
12 2 (0.018%) WebTrends
12 2 (0.018%) osCommerce
13 1 (0.009%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 723 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
2 289 (2.64%) SaaS
3 153 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
4 121 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
5 116 (1.06%) GitHub
6 98 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
7 94 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 75 (0.69%) Google Analytics
9 64 (0.59%) IaaS
10 60 (0.55%) PaaS
11 47 (0.43%) Route 53
12 32 (0.29%) Amazon S3
13 31 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
14 27 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
15 25 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
16 24 (0.22%) Sumo Logic
16 24 (0.22%) Google Compute Engine
16 24 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 22 (0.20%) Google App Engine
18 19 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 495 (4.53%) Internet
2 353 (3.23%) DNS
3 309 (2.83%) HTTP
4 265 (2.42%) Firewall
5 223 (2.04%) TCP/IP
6 148 (1.35%) VPN
7 126 (1.15%) Network Security
8 109 (1.00%) SSH
9 94 (0.86%) LDAP
10 91 (0.83%) Intranet
11 84 (0.77%) SSL
12 77 (0.70%) SMTP
12 77 (0.70%) DHCP
13 59 (0.54%) BGP
14 56 (0.51%) IPsec
15 55 (0.50%) Intrusion Detection
16 52 (0.48%) FTP
17 51 (0.47%) Broadband
17 51 (0.47%) OSPF
18 48 (0.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5454 (49.89%) MySQL
2 940 (8.60%) SQL Server
3 759 (6.94%) MongoDB
4 594 (5.43%) Relational Database
5 569 (5.21%) NoSQL
6 462 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
7 317 (2.90%) Redis
8 245 (2.24%) Big Data
9 218 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
10 173 (1.58%) Hadoop
11 172 (1.57%) RDBMS
12 109 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
13 90 (0.82%) Oracle Database
14 80 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 74 (0.68%) HBase
16 56 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
17 53 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 52 (0.48%) DB2
19 50 (0.46%) SQLite
19 50 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2474 (22.63%) Git (software)
2 910 (8.32%) Subversion
3 597 (5.46%) Jenkins
4 447 (4.09%) PHPUnit
5 434 (3.97%) Selenium
6 401 (3.67%) JIRA
7 336 (3.07%) Grunt
8 181 (1.66%) Maven
9 149 (1.36%) Visual Studio
10 133 (1.22%) Behat
11 132 (1.21%) WebDriver
12 123 (1.13%) Cucumber
13 120 (1.10%) JUnit
14 119 (1.09%) gulp
15 113 (1.03%) Hudson
16 109 (1.00%) Bower
17 107 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
18 84 (0.77%) Mercurial
19 78 (0.71%) Eclipse
20 71 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 1124 (10.28%) Marketing
2 1007 (9.21%) Finance
3 408 (3.73%) Retail
4 405 (3.71%) Games
5 340 (3.11%) Telecoms
6 219 (2.00%) Advertising
7 189 (1.73%) Banking
8 157 (1.44%) Publishing
9 107 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 77 (0.70%) Back Office
11 72 (0.66%) Law
12 66 (0.60%) Electronics
13 52 (0.48%) Multimedia
14 46 (0.42%) Legal
15 33 (0.30%) Financial Institution
16 31 (0.28%) Billing
17 29 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
18 27 (0.25%) Aerospace
18 27 (0.25%) French Language
19 26 (0.24%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 7897 (72.24%) Developer
2 3814 (34.89%) PHP Developer
3 1948 (17.82%) Web Developer
4 1167 (10.68%) Senior Developer
5 789 (7.22%) Front-End Developer
6 649 (5.94%) PHP Web Developer
7 627 (5.74%) Senior PHP Developer
8 543 (4.97%) Junior
9 469 (4.29%) Junior Developer
10 442 (4.04%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 437 (4.00%) Software Developer
12 406 (3.71%) Software Engineer
13 339 (3.10%) Analyst
14 327 (2.99%) Graduate
15 304 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
16 302 (2.76%) Lead Developer
17 267 (2.44%) Java Developer
18 238 (2.18%) Administrator
19 232 (2.12%) JavaScript Developer
20 229 (2.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6701 (61.30%) HTML
2 6104 (55.84%) CSS
3 3731 (34.13%) jQuery
4 2624 (24.01%) HTML5
5 1848 (16.91%) CSS3
6 1803 (16.49%) LAMP
7 1465 (13.40%) Symfony
8 1443 (13.20%) .NET
9 1275 (11.66%) Web Services
10 1221 (11.17%) XML
11 1209 (11.06%) AngularJS
12 1090 (9.97%) Ajax
13 922 (8.43%) Laravel
14 807 (7.38%) REST
15 709 (6.49%) JSON
16 679 (6.21%) Sass
17 634 (5.80%) ASP.NET
18 579 (5.30%) SOAP
19 527 (4.82%) Backbone.js
19 527 (4.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 900 (8.23%) User Experience
2 798 (7.30%) Computer Science
3 636 (5.82%) Mobile App
4 466 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 259 (2.37%) Social Media
6 185 (1.69%) Data Centre
7 156 (1.43%) W3C
8 143 (1.31%) Mathematics
9 130 (1.19%) Management Information System
10 96 (0.88%) Digital Media
11 90 (0.82%) E-Learning
12 85 (0.78%) Replication
12 85 (0.78%) Visualisation
12 85 (0.78%) Algorithms
13 81 (0.74%) Client/Server
14 75 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
15 68 (0.62%) Physics
15 68 (0.62%) Graphic Design
16 63 (0.58%) iPhone
17 60 (0.55%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 3456 (31.62%) Linux
2 813 (7.44%) Windows
3 625 (5.72%) UNIX
4 472 (4.32%) Apple iOS
5 456 (4.17%) Android
6 353 (3.23%) CentOS
7 288 (2.63%) Ubuntu
8 273 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 168 (1.54%) Debian
10 79 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 67 (0.61%) Solaris
12 66 (0.60%) Mac OS X
13 50 (0.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 46 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
15 45 (0.41%) CoreOS
16 32 (0.29%) Windows 7
17 30 (0.27%) Fedora
17 30 (0.27%) AIX
18 28 (0.26%) Windows XP
19 24 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3306 (30.24%) Agile Software Development
2 2465 (22.55%) MVC
3 2243 (20.52%) OO
4 1541 (14.10%) E-Commerce
5 1478 (13.52%) Web Development
6 1446 (13.23%) OOP
7 1374 (12.57%) TDD
8 1094 (10.01%) Open Source
9 1056 (9.66%) Software Engineering
10 995 (9.10%) Scrum
11 874 (8.00%) OO PHP
12 757 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
13 740 (6.77%) DevOps
14 631 (5.77%) BDD
15 615 (5.63%) Unit Testing
16 579 (5.30%) Responsive Web Design
17 482 (4.41%) Project Management
18 442 (4.04%) Mentoring
19 414 (3.79%) SEO
20 407 (3.72%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 6728 (61.55%) JavaScript
2 2315 (21.18%) SQL
3 2312 (21.15%) Java
4 1966 (17.99%) Python
5 1257 (11.50%) C#
6 1162 (10.63%) Ruby
7 1040 (9.51%) Perl
8 993 (9.08%) PHP5
9 738 (6.75%) C++
10 689 (6.30%) Bash Shell
11 389 (3.56%) C
12 200 (1.83%) Shell Script
13 169 (1.55%) VB
14 163 (1.49%) Objective-C
15 152 (1.39%) Scala
16 151 (1.38%) VB.NET
17 133 (1.22%) PowerShell
18 124 (1.13%) PL/SQL
19 121 (1.11%) T-SQL
20 113 (1.03%) Go
Qualifications
1 1410 (12.90%) Degree
2 110 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
3 63 (0.58%) CCNP
4 53 (0.48%) Security Cleared
5 52 (0.48%) CCNA
6 43 (0.39%) ISEB
7 37 (0.34%) SC Cleared
8 30 (0.27%) CCIE
9 28 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
9 28 (0.26%) ISTQB
10 24 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (0.20%) PMI Certification
12 19 (0.17%) CISSP
12 19 (0.17%) HND
12 19 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (0.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (0.12%) Oracle Certification
13 13 (0.12%) Sun Certification
14 12 (0.11%) PMP
15 11 (0.10%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 515 (4.71%) QA
2 42 (0.38%) SLA
3 34 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 30 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.16%) WCAG
6 15 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 11 (0.10%) WAI
8 10 (0.091%) Section 508
8 10 (0.091%) HIPAA
9 6 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.037%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.018%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.009%) FISMA
System Software
1 258 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 173 (1.58%) Varnish
3 149 (1.36%) Docker
4 89 (0.81%) Active Directory
5 77 (0.70%) KVM
6 45 (0.41%) VirtualBox
7 43 (0.39%) vSphere
8 38 (0.35%) Apache Flume
8 38 (0.35%) Xen
8 38 (0.35%) XenServer
9 37 (0.34%) iptables
10 36 (0.33%) Hyper-V
11 32 (0.29%) Samba
12 30 (0.27%) Postfix
13 27 (0.25%) HDFS
14 16 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
15 15 (0.14%) Firmware
16 14 (0.13%) NFS
17 11 (0.10%) Squid
17 11 (0.10%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 723 (6.61%) Puppet
2 542 (4.96%) Opscode Chef
3 259 (2.37%) Nagios
4 196 (1.79%) Vagrant
5 188 (1.72%) Ansible
6 146 (1.34%) Salt
7 142 (1.30%) ZABBIX
8 60 (0.55%) Capistrano
9 56 (0.51%) Graphite
10 49 (0.45%) Zenoss
11 48 (0.44%) cPanel
12 42 (0.38%) Cacti
13 36 (0.33%) Nessus
14 32 (0.29%) Kubernetes
15 23 (0.21%) logstash
16 20 (0.18%) HAProxy
16 20 (0.18%) Plesk
17 19 (0.17%) SCCM
18 17 (0.16%) Ganglia
18 17 (0.16%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 1449 (13.26%) Zend
2 678 (6.20%) Oracle
3 525 (4.80%) Microsoft
4 410 (3.75%) Google
5 407 (3.72%) Adobe
6 359 (3.28%) Red Hat
7 345 (3.16%) VMware
8 198 (1.81%) Cisco
9 181 (1.66%) Facebook
10 142 (1.30%) Twitter
11 122 (1.12%) Rackspace
12 108 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
13 102 (0.93%) Splunk
14 88 (0.81%) IBM
15 82 (0.75%) Apple
16 79 (0.72%) hybris
17 73 (0.67%) SaltStack
18 71 (0.65%) Citrix
19 55 (0.50%) Perforce
20 51 (0.47%) SAP
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 50 minutes ago
Sale, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £3000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 54 minutes ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Preston, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Chester, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 35k per year
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Computer People
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Health + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 59 minutes ago
Ripley, Derbyshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35k - 40k per year
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warwickshire
Axica Recruitment
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
Emponics Limited
Salary: negotiable + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Market rates paid weekly
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50k - 65k per annum, Benefits: Pension, 25 days
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Barnsley, Yorkshire
Robert Half
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago