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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 44 37 38
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Permanent jobs citing PHP 5693 6619 6250
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.29% 5.91% 5.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.44% 11.20% 10.69%
Number of salaries quoted 4897 5635 5587
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%

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
54555 59078 58476
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.70% 52.77% 53.73%
Number of salaries quoted 46394 49674 50295
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 £67,500 £64,300 £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 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 27 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 -7 5400 £40,000 +6.66% 957
London -13 1911 £47,500 +5.55% 331
South East -3 1100 £37,500 +1.35% 192
South West +2 507 £35,000 +7.69% 75
Yorkshire +5 480 £35,000 +5.74% 80
North West -2 480 £33,000 -2.94% 111
City of London -3 398 £50,000 +11.11% 80
West Midlands +12 385 £32,000 -1.53% 59
East of England -20 344 £40,000 +6.66% 44
Manchester -1 325 £32,500 - 55
West Yorkshire 0 270 £40,000 +17.64% 48
Hampshire +3 262 £35,000 +2.94% 47
Surrey +11 246 £42,500 +13.33% 32
Leeds -6 223 £40,000 +14.28% 39
Berkshire -11 218 £42,500 +6.25% 16
East Midlands -8 179 £33,500 +11.66% 45
Bristol -2 149 £37,500 +15.38% 29
Birmingham +11 128 £27,500 -15.38% 14
Hertfordshire -2 119 £45,000 +21.62% 14
Reading +12 112 £48,750 +11.42% 7
Cambridgeshire -16 108 £45,000 +16.88% 11
Oxfordshire -14 106 £35,000 -6.66% 29
Scotland +5 103 £37,500 +7.14% 19
Southampton +1 99 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Dorset -4 92 £32,500 +8.33% 8
Somerset +18 91 £35,000 +7.69% 13
Warwickshire +13 90 £37,500 -9.09% 13
Cambridge -7 90 £42,500 +13.33% 9
East Sussex -20 85 £35,000 - 20
Bath +19 82 £34,500 +15.00% 2

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 7484 (63.62%) HTML
2 7259 (61.71%) JavaScript
3 6791 (57.73%) CSS
4 5942 (50.51%) MySQL
5 4259 (36.21%) jQuery
6 3664 (31.15%) Linux
7 3123 (26.55%) HTML5
8 3098 (26.34%) Agile Software Development
9 2847 (24.20%) MVC
10 2805 (23.85%) OO
11 2576 (21.90%) SQL
12 2545 (21.64%) Git (software)
13 2230 (18.96%) Java
14 2156 (18.33%) CSS3
15 1957 (16.64%) LAMP
16 1924 (16.36%) Python
17 1744 (14.83%) Apache
18 1718 (14.61%) Zend
19 1717 (14.60%) E-Commerce
20 1673 (14.22%) OOP
21 1647 (14.00%) .NET
22 1608 (13.67%) Web Development
23 1531 (13.02%) XML
24 1505 (12.79%) Symfony
25 1410 (11.99%) Web Services
26 1395 (11.86%) Degree
27 1364 (11.60%) Ajax
28 1329 (11.30%) WordPress
29 1302 (11.07%) Subversion
30 1254 (10.66%) C#

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 1744 (14.83%) Apache
2 1329 (11.30%) WordPress
3 1243 (10.57%) CMS
4 1208 (10.27%) Drupal
5 727 (6.18%) Node.js
6 449 (3.82%) nginx
7 364 (3.09%) Tomcat
8 322 (2.74%) IIS
9 288 (2.45%) Joomla!
10 189 (1.61%) JBoss
11 155 (1.32%) SharePoint
12 137 (1.16%) Moodle
13 127 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
14 125 (1.06%) Apache Solr
15 124 (1.05%) Umbraco
16 103 (0.88%) concrete5
17 86 (0.73%) ExpressionEngine
18 71 (0.60%) Confluence
19 67 (0.57%) WebSphere
20 61 (0.52%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 677 (5.76%) Photoshop
2 275 (2.34%) MS Excel
3 264 (2.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 159 (1.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 88 (0.75%) MS Office
6 87 (0.74%) Fireworks
7 82 (0.70%) InDesign
8 37 (0.31%) MS Visio
9 21 (0.18%) AutoCAD
10 20 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
11 19 (0.16%) MS Project
12 15 (0.13%) SPSS
13 14 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
14 12 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
15 10 (0.085%) InfoPath
16 8 (0.068%) OmniGraffle
17 6 (0.051%) Acrobat
18 5 (0.043%) Adobe Premiere
19 4 (0.034%) Final Cut Pro
20 3 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 885 (7.52%) Magento
2 100 (0.85%) Google Analytics
3 25 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 14 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.085%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.085%) Zen Cart
6 9 (0.077%) WebTrends
7 8 (0.068%) Tridion
7 8 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
8 7 (0.060%) Changepoint
8 7 (0.060%) Shopify
9 6 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (0.034%) osCommerce
11 3 (0.026%) SAP SRM
11 3 (0.026%) Agresso
11 3 (0.026%) Sage 200
11 3 (0.026%) Epicor Vantage
12 2 (0.017%) SiteCatalyst
12 2 (0.017%) SalesLogix
13 1 (0.009%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 442 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
2 266 (2.26%) SaaS
3 150 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
4 120 (1.02%) GitHub
5 101 (0.86%) Amazon S3
6 87 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
6 87 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
7 70 (0.60%) PaaS
8 40 (0.34%) Route 53
9 39 (0.33%) Office 365
10 38 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
11 33 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
12 31 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 30 (0.26%) IaaS
14 19 (0.16%) MailChimp
14 19 (0.16%) CloudFront
15 16 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
15 16 (0.14%) OpenShift
16 14 (0.12%) SoftLayer
17 13 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 499 (4.24%) Internet
2 399 (3.39%) DNS
3 341 (2.90%) HTTP
4 263 (2.24%) Firewall
5 237 (2.01%) TCP/IP
6 133 (1.13%) SSH
7 128 (1.09%) VPN
8 108 (0.92%) Intranet
9 106 (0.90%) DHCP
10 98 (0.83%) SSL
11 92 (0.78%) SAN
12 91 (0.77%) LDAP
13 78 (0.66%) WAN
14 72 (0.61%) Wireless
15 70 (0.60%) LAN
16 69 (0.59%) Network Security
17 65 (0.55%) SMTP
18 63 (0.54%) FTP
19 59 (0.50%) IPsec
19 59 (0.50%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5942 (50.51%) MySQL
2 1115 (9.48%) SQL Server
3 602 (5.12%) MongoDB
4 569 (4.84%) Relational Database
5 501 (4.26%) NoSQL
6 460 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
7 242 (2.06%) Redis
8 224 (1.90%) Big Data
9 165 (1.40%) RDBMS
10 146 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 114 (0.97%) Hadoop
12 94 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 82 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
14 80 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
15 68 (0.58%) Oracle Database
16 64 (0.54%) MariaDB
17 59 (0.50%) MS Access
18 55 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
19 54 (0.46%) Couchbase
19 54 (0.46%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 2545 (21.64%) Git (software)
2 1302 (11.07%) Subversion
3 569 (4.84%) Jenkins
4 404 (3.43%) PHPUnit
5 394 (3.35%) JIRA
6 307 (2.61%) Selenium
7 206 (1.75%) Behat
8 205 (1.74%) Visual Studio
9 187 (1.59%) Maven
10 144 (1.22%) Grunt
11 136 (1.16%) Eclipse
12 131 (1.11%) WebDriver
13 127 (1.08%) Hudson
14 120 (1.02%) Mercurial
15 108 (0.92%) Xcode
16 106 (0.90%) Appcelerator Titanium
17 105 (0.89%) JUnit
18 103 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
19 99 (0.84%) JMeter
20 76 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1231 (10.47%) Marketing
2 1080 (9.18%) Finance
3 391 (3.32%) Retail
4 377 (3.20%) Advertising
5 341 (2.90%) Games
6 258 (2.19%) Telecoms
7 167 (1.42%) Banking
8 157 (1.33%) Publishing
9 121 (1.03%) Multimedia
10 105 (0.89%) Manufacturing
11 84 (0.71%) Back Office
12 64 (0.54%) Law
13 48 (0.41%) Legal
14 46 (0.39%) Electronics
15 36 (0.31%) Aerospace
16 32 (0.27%) Automotive
17 25 (0.21%) Financial Institution
17 25 (0.21%) Investment Banking
18 20 (0.17%) French Language
19 19 (0.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8665 (73.66%) Developer
2 4147 (35.25%) PHP Developer
3 2252 (19.14%) Web Developer
4 1348 (11.46%) Senior Developer
5 949 (8.07%) Front-End Developer
6 730 (6.21%) Senior PHP Developer
7 678 (5.76%) PHP Web Developer
8 586 (4.98%) Junior
9 554 (4.71%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 535 (4.55%) Software Developer
11 464 (3.94%) Junior Developer
12 389 (3.31%) Software Engineer
13 386 (3.28%) Administrator
14 348 (2.96%) Systems Administrator
15 344 (2.92%) Lead Developer
16 284 (2.41%) Analyst
17 269 (2.29%) Magento Developer
18 253 (2.15%) Graduate
18 253 (2.15%) .NET Developer
19 252 (2.14%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7484 (63.62%) HTML
2 6791 (57.73%) CSS
3 4259 (36.21%) jQuery
4 3123 (26.55%) HTML5
5 2156 (18.33%) CSS3
6 1957 (16.64%) LAMP
7 1647 (14.00%) .NET
8 1531 (13.02%) XML
9 1505 (12.79%) Symfony
10 1410 (11.99%) Web Services
11 1364 (11.60%) Ajax
12 1031 (8.76%) AngularJS
13 829 (7.05%) JSON
14 824 (7.01%) REST
15 787 (6.69%) Laravel
16 690 (5.87%) ASP.NET
17 663 (5.64%) XHTML
18 654 (5.56%) SOAP
19 651 (5.53%) Sass
20 541 (4.60%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 1094 (9.30%) Open Source
2 993 (8.44%) User Experience
3 728 (6.19%) Computer Science
4 704 (5.98%) Mobile App
5 421 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
6 342 (2.91%) Social Media
7 247 (2.10%) W3C
8 133 (1.13%) Mathematics
9 129 (1.10%) Graphic Design
10 116 (0.99%) Management Information System
11 113 (0.96%) Digital Media
12 104 (0.88%) iPhone
13 96 (0.82%) Social Network
13 96 (0.82%) Algorithms
14 86 (0.73%) E-Learning
15 80 (0.68%) Clustering
16 75 (0.64%) Replication
17 74 (0.63%) Client/Server
17 74 (0.63%) Data Structures
18 71 (0.60%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3664 (31.15%) Linux
2 963 (8.19%) Windows
3 809 (6.88%) UNIX
4 476 (4.05%) Android
4 476 (4.05%) Apple iOS
5 411 (3.49%) CentOS
6 402 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 303 (2.58%) Ubuntu
8 136 (1.16%) Debian
9 112 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 79 (0.67%) Mac OS X
11 66 (0.56%) Solaris
12 57 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 52 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 43 (0.37%) Fedora
15 29 (0.25%) Windows Mobile
16 23 (0.20%) Windows 7
16 23 (0.20%) AIX
17 18 (0.15%) FreeBSD
18 17 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3098 (26.34%) Agile Software Development
2 2847 (24.20%) MVC
3 2805 (23.85%) OO
4 1717 (14.60%) E-Commerce
5 1673 (14.22%) OOP
6 1608 (13.67%) Web Development
7 1228 (10.44%) OO PHP
8 1188 (10.10%) TDD
9 936 (7.96%) Software Engineering
10 841 (7.15%) Scrum
11 743 (6.32%) Continuous Integration
12 700 (5.95%) Responsive Web Design
13 629 (5.35%) DevOps
14 570 (4.85%) Web Design
15 549 (4.67%) SEO
16 547 (4.65%) BDD
17 505 (4.29%) Unit Testing
18 493 (4.19%) Mentoring
19 442 (3.76%) Project Management
20 403 (3.43%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7259 (61.71%) JavaScript
2 2576 (21.90%) SQL
3 2230 (18.96%) Java
4 1924 (16.36%) Python
5 1254 (10.66%) C#
6 1244 (10.58%) Perl
7 1191 (10.12%) PHP5
8 1091 (9.27%) Ruby
9 685 (5.82%) Bash Shell
10 643 (5.47%) C++
11 348 (2.96%) C
12 253 (2.15%) Shell Script
13 230 (1.96%) VB.NET
14 205 (1.74%) Objective-C
15 185 (1.57%) VB
16 167 (1.42%) PowerShell
17 154 (1.31%) T-SQL
18 101 (0.86%) VBA
19 91 (0.77%) VBScript
20 87 (0.74%) Golang
Qualifications
1 1395 (11.86%) Degree
2 106 (0.90%) Security Cleared
3 82 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
4 70 (0.60%) SC Cleared
5 46 (0.39%) CCNA
6 31 (0.26%) ISEB
7 30 (0.26%) CCNP
8 29 (0.25%) ISTQB
9 26 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
10 23 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (0.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (0.16%) RHCE
13 14 (0.12%) CISSP
13 14 (0.12%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 12 (0.10%) CCIE
15 10 (0.085%) PhD
15 10 (0.085%) DV Cleared
16 9 (0.077%) Sun Certification
17 7 (0.060%) CCIP
17 7 (0.060%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 446 (3.79%) QA
2 71 (0.60%) ISO 9001
3 62 (0.53%) SLA
4 20 (0.17%) WCAG
4 20 (0.17%) WAI
4 20 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.060%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.043%) Section 508
8 4 (0.034%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.026%) HL7
10 2 (0.017%) GCP
10 2 (0.017%) FISMA
11 1 (0.009%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 243 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 187 (1.59%) Varnish
3 114 (0.97%) Active Directory
4 112 (0.95%) vSphere
5 77 (0.65%) Hyper-V
6 75 (0.64%) Docker
7 51 (0.43%) KVM
8 48 (0.41%) NFS
9 47 (0.40%) Xen
10 46 (0.39%) iptables
11 43 (0.37%) Firmware
12 37 (0.31%) Samba
13 35 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
14 33 (0.28%) Postfix
15 28 (0.24%) Squid
15 28 (0.24%) VMware ESX
16 20 (0.17%) Apache Flume
17 19 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 16 (0.14%) VirtualBox
18 16 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 638 (5.42%) Puppet
2 479 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
3 250 (2.13%) Nagios
4 147 (1.25%) Vagrant
5 112 (0.95%) Ansible
5 112 (0.95%) Salt
6 86 (0.73%) ZABBIX
7 65 (0.55%) Cacti
8 54 (0.46%) Capistrano
9 47 (0.40%) HAProxy
10 41 (0.35%) cPanel
10 41 (0.35%) Zenoss
11 36 (0.31%) Plesk
12 32 (0.27%) Graphite
13 29 (0.25%) logstash
14 24 (0.20%) Munin
15 20 (0.17%) Opsview
16 19 (0.16%) Webmin
16 19 (0.16%) Ganglia
17 17 (0.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1718 (14.61%) Zend
2 645 (5.48%) Microsoft
3 633 (5.38%) Oracle
4 511 (4.34%) Adobe
5 456 (3.88%) Red Hat
6 373 (3.17%) Facebook
7 369 (3.14%) VMware
8 318 (2.70%) Google
9 269 (2.29%) Twitter
10 210 (1.79%) Cisco
11 112 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
12 103 (0.88%) HP
13 99 (0.84%) IBM
14 98 (0.83%) Rackspace
15 78 (0.66%) Apple
16 63 (0.54%) hybris
17 61 (0.52%) Citrix
18 59 (0.50%) Business Objects
19 58 (0.49%) SAP
20 56 (0.48%) Atlassian
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