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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 46 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Permanent jobs citing PHP 5791 6913 6447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.23% 5.76% 5.74%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.27% 10.97% 10.76%
Number of salaries quoted 5031 5976 5714
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
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
56401 63031 59912
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 50.98% 52.50% 53.35%
Number of salaries quoted 47932 53204 51477
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 £65,000 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 5499 £40,000 +6.66% 934
London -14 1995 £50,000 +11.11% 305
South East -3 1137 £37,500 +5.63% 182
North West +3 461 £32,500 -1.51% 108
Yorkshire +15 455 £35,000 - 84
City of London +1 438 £50,000 +11.11% 90
South West -1 435 £35,000 +7.69% 70
West Midlands +16 422 £31,375 -3.46% 67
East of England -16 389 £40,000 +6.66% 62
Manchester +10 305 £32,500 - 60
West Yorkshire +7 270 £40,000 +14.28% 60
Surrey +8 257 £40,000 +9.58% 34
Hampshire -3 245 £35,000 +6.06% 42
Berkshire +6 231 £45,000 +13.92% 23
Leeds +5 228 £40,000 +6.66% 41
East Midlands -11 186 £33,500 +9.83% 45
Bristol +5 169 £37,500 +15.38% 24
Birmingham +18 143 £27,500 -8.33% 24
Hertfordshire +7 127 £45,000 +23.28% 17
Reading +31 125 £48,750 +14.70% 16
Cambridgeshire -13 123 £42,500 +7.59% 20
Cambridge -7 102 £40,000 +5.26% 7
Warwickshire +18 100 £36,581 -13.92% 9
Oxfordshire -17 97 £35,000 -6.66% 23
Scotland +5 95 £36,500 +4.28% 22
East Sussex -8 93 £35,000 - 15
Nottinghamshire -7 86 £30,000 +9.09% 18
Southampton +12 85 £35,000 +7.69% 11
Wales +18 84 £35,000 +10.70% 8
Buckinghamshire -2 81 £34,000 -5.55% 18

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7381 (63.41%) HTML
2 7151 (61.43%) JavaScript
3 6644 (57.08%) CSS
4 5863 (50.37%) MySQL
5 4133 (35.51%) jQuery
6 3667 (31.50%) Linux
7 3124 (26.84%) Agile Software Development
8 3032 (26.05%) HTML5
9 2750 (23.63%) MVC
10 2671 (22.95%) OO
11 2535 (21.78%) Git (software)
12 2528 (21.72%) SQL
13 2286 (19.64%) Java
14 2102 (18.06%) CSS3
15 1940 (16.67%) Python
16 1925 (16.54%) LAMP
17 1744 (14.98%) Apache
18 1705 (14.65%) E-Commerce
19 1690 (14.52%) .NET
20 1665 (14.30%) Zend
21 1611 (13.84%) OOP
22 1596 (13.71%) Web Development
23 1526 (13.11%) Symfony
24 1456 (12.51%) XML
25 1403 (12.05%) Degree
26 1386 (11.91%) Web Services
27 1310 (11.25%) Ajax
28 1253 (10.76%) C#
29 1238 (10.64%) WordPress
30 1232 (10.58%) TDD

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (14.98%) Apache
2 1238 (10.64%) WordPress
3 1199 (10.30%) CMS
4 1138 (9.78%) Drupal
5 765 (6.57%) Node.js
6 445 (3.82%) nginx
7 364 (3.13%) Tomcat
8 300 (2.58%) IIS
9 272 (2.34%) Joomla!
10 177 (1.52%) JBoss
11 154 (1.32%) SharePoint
12 144 (1.24%) Moodle
13 141 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
14 128 (1.10%) Apache Solr
15 96 (0.82%) Umbraco
16 93 (0.80%) concrete5
17 73 (0.63%) WebSphere
18 71 (0.61%) ExpressionEngine
19 70 (0.60%) Confluence
20 66 (0.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 648 (5.57%) Photoshop
2 258 (2.22%) MS Excel
3 250 (2.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 167 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 85 (0.73%) MS Office
6 82 (0.70%) InDesign
7 75 (0.64%) Fireworks
8 28 (0.24%) AutoCAD
9 27 (0.23%) MS Visio
10 21 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
11 20 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
11 20 (0.17%) SPSS
12 17 (0.15%) MS Project
13 14 (0.12%) InfoPath
14 9 (0.077%) Adobe After Effects
15 7 (0.060%) Acrobat
16 6 (0.052%) OmniGraffle
17 5 (0.043%) Adobe Premiere
18 4 (0.034%) Spreadsheet
19 3 (0.026%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 845 (7.26%) Magento
2 42 (0.36%) Adobe Campaign
3 32 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 19 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 10 (0.086%) Changepoint
5 10 (0.086%) Remedy ITSM
5 10 (0.086%) Zen Cart
6 9 (0.077%) Dynamics NAV
7 7 (0.060%) WebTrends
7 7 (0.060%) Shopify
8 6 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.034%) osCommerce
9 4 (0.034%) Tridion
9 4 (0.034%) Agresso
9 4 (0.034%) Unica
10 3 (0.026%) Workday HCM
11 2 (0.017%) Sage 200
11 2 (0.017%) Infor CRM
11 2 (0.017%) SAP SRM
12 1 (0.009%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 649 (5.58%) Amazon AWS
2 269 (2.31%) SaaS
3 154 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
4 108 (0.93%) GitHub
5 100 (0.86%) Google Analytics
6 89 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
7 86 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
8 84 (0.72%) Amazon S3
9 66 (0.57%) PaaS
10 59 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
11 39 (0.34%) Route 53
11 39 (0.34%) IaaS
12 37 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
13 33 (0.28%) Silverpop
14 31 (0.27%) Office 365
15 29 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 17 (0.15%) MailChimp
17 16 (0.14%) OpenShift
17 16 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
17 16 (0.14%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 507 (4.36%) Internet
2 402 (3.45%) DNS
3 361 (3.10%) HTTP
4 249 (2.14%) Firewall
5 232 (1.99%) TCP/IP
6 131 (1.13%) VPN
7 124 (1.07%) SSH
8 103 (0.88%) SSL
9 99 (0.85%) Intranet
9 99 (0.85%) DHCP
10 92 (0.79%) LDAP
11 88 (0.76%) SAN
12 79 (0.68%) Network Security
13 76 (0.65%) Wireless
14 71 (0.61%) WAN
15 66 (0.57%) LAN
16 65 (0.56%) SMTP
17 59 (0.51%) FTP
18 56 (0.48%) IPsec
19 53 (0.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5863 (50.37%) MySQL
2 1107 (9.51%) SQL Server
3 661 (5.68%) MongoDB
4 580 (4.98%) Relational Database
5 511 (4.39%) NoSQL
6 472 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
7 260 (2.23%) Redis
8 216 (1.86%) Big Data
9 175 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
10 162 (1.39%) RDBMS
11 120 (1.03%) Hadoop
12 85 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 85 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 84 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
14 70 (0.60%) Oracle Database
15 57 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 56 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
16 56 (0.48%) MS Access
17 55 (0.47%) MariaDB
18 51 (0.44%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 2535 (21.78%) Git (software)
2 1189 (10.21%) Subversion
3 584 (5.02%) Jenkins
4 422 (3.63%) PHPUnit
5 407 (3.50%) JIRA
6 342 (2.94%) Selenium
7 198 (1.70%) Behat
8 191 (1.64%) Visual Studio
9 182 (1.56%) Maven
10 178 (1.53%) Grunt
11 138 (1.19%) WebDriver
12 129 (1.11%) Eclipse
13 124 (1.07%) Hudson
14 120 (1.03%) Xcode
15 115 (0.99%) Mercurial
16 109 (0.94%) JUnit
17 104 (0.89%) Dreamweaver
17 104 (0.89%) JMeter
18 93 (0.80%) Appcelerator Titanium
19 80 (0.69%) Cucumber
General
1 1190 (10.22%) Marketing
2 1125 (9.66%) Finance
3 381 (3.27%) Retail
4 354 (3.04%) Advertising
5 333 (2.86%) Games
6 255 (2.19%) Telecoms
7 176 (1.51%) Banking
8 163 (1.40%) Publishing
9 124 (1.07%) Multimedia
10 100 (0.86%) Manufacturing
11 76 (0.65%) Back Office
12 69 (0.59%) Law
13 53 (0.46%) Electronics
14 46 (0.40%) Legal
15 35 (0.30%) Aerospace
16 28 (0.24%) Financial Institution
17 26 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
18 25 (0.21%) Investment Banking
19 23 (0.20%) Automotive
20 21 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8489 (72.93%) Developer
2 4100 (35.22%) PHP Developer
3 2119 (18.20%) Web Developer
4 1298 (11.15%) Senior Developer
5 904 (7.77%) Front-End Developer
6 706 (6.07%) Senior PHP Developer
7 657 (5.64%) PHP Web Developer
8 584 (5.02%) Junior
9 530 (4.55%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 521 (4.48%) Software Developer
11 470 (4.04%) Junior Developer
12 390 (3.35%) Software Engineer
13 357 (3.07%) Administrator
14 345 (2.96%) Lead Developer
15 324 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
16 283 (2.43%) DevOps Engineer
17 263 (2.26%) Analyst
18 254 (2.18%) Architect
19 246 (2.11%) Graduate
19 246 (2.11%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7381 (63.41%) HTML
2 6644 (57.08%) CSS
3 4133 (35.51%) jQuery
4 3032 (26.05%) HTML5
5 2102 (18.06%) CSS3
6 1925 (16.54%) LAMP
7 1690 (14.52%) .NET
8 1526 (13.11%) Symfony
9 1456 (12.51%) XML
10 1386 (11.91%) Web Services
11 1310 (11.25%) Ajax
12 1029 (8.84%) AngularJS
13 848 (7.29%) Laravel
14 812 (6.98%) REST
15 777 (6.68%) JSON
16 684 (5.88%) ASP.NET
17 668 (5.74%) Sass
18 631 (5.42%) XHTML
19 592 (5.09%) SOAP
20 512 (4.40%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 1078 (9.26%) Open Source
2 1002 (8.61%) User Experience
3 692 (5.95%) Computer Science
4 685 (5.88%) Mobile App
5 414 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
6 332 (2.85%) Social Media
7 240 (2.06%) W3C
8 131 (1.13%) Mathematics
9 129 (1.11%) Management Information System
10 121 (1.04%) Graphic Design
11 102 (0.88%) Digital Media
12 101 (0.87%) iPhone
13 97 (0.83%) E-Learning
14 96 (0.82%) Algorithms
15 83 (0.71%) Social Network
15 83 (0.71%) Client/Server
16 78 (0.67%) Replication
17 76 (0.65%) iPad
18 75 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
18 75 (0.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3667 (31.50%) Linux
2 953 (8.19%) Windows
3 766 (6.58%) UNIX
4 484 (4.16%) Apple iOS
5 477 (4.10%) Android
6 396 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 390 (3.35%) CentOS
8 319 (2.74%) Ubuntu
9 142 (1.22%) Debian
10 112 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 70 (0.60%) Mac OS X
12 62 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 56 (0.48%) Solaris
14 51 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
15 43 (0.37%) Fedora
16 33 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
17 25 (0.21%) AIX
18 24 (0.21%) Windows XP
19 22 (0.19%) Windows 7
19 22 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3124 (26.84%) Agile Software Development
2 2750 (23.63%) MVC
3 2671 (22.95%) OO
4 1705 (14.65%) E-Commerce
5 1611 (13.84%) OOP
6 1596 (13.71%) Web Development
7 1232 (10.58%) TDD
8 1207 (10.37%) OO PHP
9 931 (8.00%) Software Engineering
10 889 (7.64%) Scrum
11 746 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
12 687 (5.90%) DevOps
13 641 (5.51%) Responsive Web Design
14 574 (4.93%) BDD
15 544 (4.67%) Web Design
16 539 (4.63%) SEO
17 529 (4.54%) Unit Testing
18 466 (4.00%) Project Management
18 466 (4.00%) Mentoring
19 398 (3.42%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7151 (61.43%) JavaScript
2 2528 (21.72%) SQL
3 2286 (19.64%) Java
4 1940 (16.67%) Python
5 1253 (10.76%) C#
6 1226 (10.53%) Perl
7 1120 (9.62%) Ruby
8 1082 (9.30%) PHP5
9 713 (6.13%) Bash Shell
10 679 (5.83%) C++
11 361 (3.10%) C
12 254 (2.18%) Shell Script
13 216 (1.86%) VB.NET
14 198 (1.70%) Objective-C
15 172 (1.48%) VB
16 159 (1.37%) PowerShell
17 143 (1.23%) T-SQL
18 107 (0.92%) Go
19 91 (0.78%) VBA
20 90 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1403 (12.05%) Degree
2 92 (0.79%) Security Cleared
3 84 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
4 65 (0.56%) SC Cleared
5 46 (0.40%) CCNA
6 36 (0.31%) ISEB
7 34 (0.29%) CCNP
8 30 (0.26%) ISTQB
9 29 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (0.14%) CISSP
11 16 (0.14%) CCIE
12 14 (0.12%) RHCE
13 12 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (0.095%) Six Sigma Green Belt
15 10 (0.086%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (0.086%) DV Cleared
15 10 (0.086%) PhD
15 10 (0.086%) HND
16 8 (0.069%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 483 (4.15%) QA
2 70 (0.60%) SLA
3 57 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 26 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.21%) WCAG
6 19 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (0.15%) WAI
8 13 (0.11%) HIPAA
9 9 (0.077%) Section 508
10 3 (0.026%) HL7
11 2 (0.017%) GCP
11 2 (0.017%) FISMA
11 2 (0.017%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.009%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 245 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 194 (1.67%) Varnish
3 100 (0.86%) vSphere
4 98 (0.84%) Active Directory
5 87 (0.75%) Docker
6 68 (0.58%) Hyper-V
7 48 (0.41%) Xen
8 47 (0.40%) KVM
9 44 (0.38%) iptables
10 43 (0.37%) NFS
11 41 (0.35%) Firmware
12 36 (0.31%) Samba
13 32 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
14 28 (0.24%) VMware ESX
15 27 (0.23%) Postfix
15 27 (0.23%) Apache Flume
16 25 (0.21%) Squid
17 24 (0.21%) VirtualBox
18 18 (0.15%) XenServer
19 16 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 684 (5.88%) Puppet
2 531 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
3 251 (2.16%) Nagios
4 157 (1.35%) Vagrant
5 146 (1.25%) Ansible
6 140 (1.20%) Salt
7 101 (0.87%) ZABBIX
8 65 (0.56%) Capistrano
9 60 (0.52%) Cacti
10 50 (0.43%) Zenoss
11 42 (0.36%) cPanel
12 41 (0.35%) HAProxy
13 37 (0.32%) Plesk
14 30 (0.26%) logstash
14 30 (0.26%) Graphite
15 21 (0.18%) Opsview
15 21 (0.18%) Munin
16 20 (0.17%) Webmin
17 18 (0.15%) Ganglia
18 17 (0.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 1665 (14.30%) Zend
2 669 (5.75%) Oracle
3 603 (5.18%) Microsoft
4 506 (4.35%) Adobe
5 456 (3.92%) Red Hat
6 375 (3.22%) VMware
7 357 (3.07%) Google
8 344 (2.96%) Facebook
9 245 (2.10%) Twitter
10 205 (1.76%) Cisco
11 122 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
12 117 (1.01%) Rackspace
13 97 (0.83%) IBM
13 97 (0.83%) HP
14 89 (0.76%) Apple
15 63 (0.54%) SAP
16 62 (0.53%) hybris
17 55 (0.47%) Splunk
17 55 (0.47%) Citrix
18 50 (0.43%) Business Objects
Surrey
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excelent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits, dynamic environment
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Webrecruit
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £15000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday