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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PHP
Rank 50 40 33
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -7
Permanent jobs citing PHP 5406 6602 6832
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 4.94% 5.64% 6.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.62% 10.95% 11.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4584 5596 6152
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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
56197 60288 57126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 51.32% 51.53% 52.54%
Number of salaries quoted 47850 51125 49034
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
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 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 5132 £40,000 +1.26% 931
London -23 1844 £50,000 +11.11% 299
South East -3 1071 £40,000 +14.28% 146
Yorkshire +8 520 £37,500 +11.11% 108
North West +5 486 £35,000 +7.69% 127
City of London 0 377 £50,000 +5.26% 58
South West -5 374 £35,000 - 65
West Yorkshire +16 346 £40,000 +14.28% 70
East of England -13 319 £40,000 - 51
West Midlands -5 311 £31,000 +3.33% 41
Manchester +5 282 £35,000 +7.69% 67
Leeds +18 269 £42,500 - 49
Hampshire -1 257 £35,000 +16.66% 28
Surrey +17 225 £41,000 +17.14% 28
Berkshire +4 214 £45,000 +20.00% 23
East Midlands -8 177 £33,000 +10.00% 74
Bristol -10 148 £37,500 - 14
Reading +15 127 £45,000 +12.50% 17
Scotland +6 122 £35,000 - 13
Oxfordshire -2 98 £35,000 -6.66% 23
Cambridgeshire -9 94 £40,000 - 19
East Sussex +4 93 £35,000 +16.66% 13
Southampton +6 90 £35,000 +12.00% 8
Brighton +8 89 £35,000 +16.66% 8
Hertfordshire -38 85 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Cheshire +12 83 £32,500 - 31
South Yorkshire -5 83 £31,500 +3.27% 18
Wales +10 82 £35,000 +7.69% 7
Sheffield 0 79 £31,000 -1.58% 10
Birmingham -12 79 £31,500 +10.52% 14

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6939 (61.36%) HTML
2 6876 (60.81%) JavaScript
3 6268 (55.43%) CSS
4 5665 (50.10%) MySQL
5 3827 (33.84%) jQuery
6 3615 (31.97%) Linux
7 3372 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
8 2667 (23.59%) HTML5
9 2535 (22.42%) Git (software)
10 2527 (22.35%) MVC
11 2427 (21.46%) Java
12 2394 (21.17%) SQL
13 2346 (20.75%) OO
14 1987 (17.57%) Python
15 1857 (16.42%) CSS3
16 1852 (16.38%) LAMP
17 1737 (15.36%) Apache
18 1582 (13.99%) E-Commerce
18 1582 (13.99%) Zend
19 1544 (13.65%) Web Development
20 1543 (13.65%) .NET
21 1522 (13.46%) Symfony
22 1463 (12.94%) OOP
23 1420 (12.56%) Degree
24 1375 (12.16%) TDD
25 1299 (11.49%) XML
26 1293 (11.43%) Web Services
27 1267 (11.20%) C#
28 1184 (10.47%) WordPress
29 1174 (10.38%) Marketing

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1737 (15.36%) Apache
2 1184 (10.47%) WordPress
3 1100 (9.73%) CMS
4 943 (8.34%) Drupal
5 891 (7.88%) Node.js
6 387 (3.42%) nginx
7 306 (2.71%) Tomcat
8 257 (2.27%) Joomla!
9 249 (2.20%) IIS
10 182 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
11 141 (1.25%) SharePoint
12 140 (1.24%) JBoss
13 138 (1.22%) Moodle
14 119 (1.05%) Apache Solr
15 90 (0.80%) OpenStack
16 83 (0.73%) WebSphere
17 76 (0.67%) Confluence
18 66 (0.58%) WebLogic
19 52 (0.46%) concrete5
20 49 (0.43%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 517 (4.57%) Photoshop
2 280 (2.48%) MS Excel
3 163 (1.44%) Adobe Illustrator
4 150 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 73 (0.65%) MS Office
6 48 (0.42%) Fireworks
7 41 (0.36%) SPSS
8 37 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
9 36 (0.32%) InDesign
10 24 (0.21%) AutoCAD
11 20 (0.18%) MS Project
12 18 (0.16%) InfoPath
12 18 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
13 9 (0.080%) FastStats
13 9 (0.080%) MS Visio
14 6 (0.053%) Adobe After Effects
15 5 (0.044%) Spreadsheet
16 4 (0.035%) Acrobat
17 3 (0.027%) SOLIDWORKS
17 3 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 734 (6.49%) Magento
2 37 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 22 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
4 14 (0.12%) Unica
5 13 (0.11%) Shopify
6 11 (0.097%) Changepoint
7 6 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.044%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.035%) Workday HCM
9 4 (0.035%) Sage 200
9 4 (0.035%) WebTrends
10 3 (0.027%) JDE OneWorld
10 3 (0.027%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.027%) SAP SRM
10 3 (0.027%) osCommerce
11 2 (0.018%) Zen Cart
11 2 (0.018%) RMDS
11 2 (0.018%) Dynamics AX
12 1 (0.009%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 710 (6.28%) Amazon AWS
2 306 (2.71%) SaaS
3 161 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
4 113 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 107 (0.95%) GitHub
6 91 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
7 89 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 79 (0.70%) Google Analytics
9 63 (0.56%) IaaS
10 62 (0.55%) PaaS
11 49 (0.43%) Amazon S3
12 47 (0.42%) Route 53
13 31 (0.27%) Amazon EMR
14 30 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
15 25 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 24 (0.21%) Sumo Logic
17 22 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
18 20 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
19 19 (0.17%) Google App Engine
20 16 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 484 (4.28%) Internet
2 373 (3.30%) DNS
3 337 (2.98%) HTTP
4 295 (2.61%) Firewall
5 256 (2.26%) TCP/IP
6 145 (1.28%) VPN
7 123 (1.09%) Network Security
8 118 (1.04%) SSH
9 102 (0.90%) LDAP
10 101 (0.89%) SSL
11 95 (0.84%) Intranet
12 81 (0.72%) SMTP
13 79 (0.70%) DHCP
14 57 (0.50%) FTP
14 57 (0.50%) IPsec
15 56 (0.50%) Wireless
15 56 (0.50%) BGP
16 54 (0.48%) SAN
16 54 (0.48%) Broadband
17 53 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5665 (50.10%) MySQL
2 1019 (9.01%) SQL Server
3 766 (6.77%) MongoDB
4 603 (5.33%) Relational Database
5 560 (4.95%) NoSQL
6 487 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
7 299 (2.64%) Redis
8 246 (2.18%) Big Data
9 232 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
10 168 (1.49%) RDBMS
11 159 (1.41%) Hadoop
12 89 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
13 87 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 86 (0.76%) Oracle Database
15 75 (0.66%) HBase
16 60 (0.53%) Apache Hive
16 60 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
17 56 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 54 (0.48%) DB2
19 53 (0.47%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 2535 (22.42%) Git (software)
2 955 (8.45%) Subversion
3 613 (5.42%) Jenkins
4 477 (4.22%) PHPUnit
5 414 (3.66%) Selenium
6 390 (3.45%) JIRA
7 289 (2.56%) Grunt
8 179 (1.58%) Maven
9 160 (1.41%) Behat
10 150 (1.33%) Visual Studio
11 144 (1.27%) WebDriver
12 120 (1.06%) Cucumber
13 110 (0.97%) Hudson
13 110 (0.97%) JUnit
14 105 (0.93%) gulp
15 101 (0.89%) Bower
16 98 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
17 95 (0.84%) Eclipse
18 83 (0.73%) Mercurial
19 78 (0.69%) JMeter
General
1 1174 (10.38%) Marketing
2 1132 (10.01%) Finance
3 398 (3.52%) Games
4 389 (3.44%) Retail
5 312 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 241 (2.13%) Advertising
7 190 (1.68%) Banking
8 178 (1.57%) Publishing
9 110 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 81 (0.72%) Back Office
11 71 (0.63%) Electronics
11 71 (0.63%) Multimedia
12 68 (0.60%) Law
13 46 (0.41%) Legal
14 34 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 33 (0.29%) Billing
16 30 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
17 27 (0.24%) Aerospace
17 27 (0.24%) Automotive
18 21 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8199 (72.51%) Developer
2 4001 (35.38%) PHP Developer
3 2035 (18.00%) Web Developer
4 1216 (10.75%) Senior Developer
5 805 (7.12%) Front-End Developer
6 679 (6.00%) Senior PHP Developer
7 669 (5.92%) PHP Web Developer
8 571 (5.05%) Junior
9 487 (4.31%) Junior Developer
10 485 (4.29%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 483 (4.27%) Software Developer
12 410 (3.63%) Software Engineer
13 332 (2.94%) Analyst
14 321 (2.84%) Lead Developer
15 311 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
16 310 (2.74%) Graduate
17 280 (2.48%) Java Developer
18 250 (2.21%) Administrator
19 241 (2.13%) Architect
20 227 (2.01%) Junior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6939 (61.36%) HTML
2 6268 (55.43%) CSS
3 3827 (33.84%) jQuery
4 2667 (23.59%) HTML5
5 1857 (16.42%) CSS3
6 1852 (16.38%) LAMP
7 1543 (13.65%) .NET
8 1522 (13.46%) Symfony
9 1299 (11.49%) XML
10 1293 (11.43%) Web Services
11 1148 (10.15%) Ajax
12 1144 (10.12%) AngularJS
13 966 (8.54%) Laravel
14 799 (7.07%) REST
15 726 (6.42%) JSON
16 698 (6.17%) Sass
17 635 (5.62%) ASP.NET
18 567 (5.01%) SOAP
19 536 (4.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 524 (4.63%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 920 (8.14%) User Experience
2 758 (6.70%) Computer Science
3 622 (5.50%) Mobile App
4 478 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
5 290 (2.56%) Social Media
6 194 (1.72%) Data Centre
7 184 (1.63%) W3C
8 155 (1.37%) Mathematics
9 135 (1.19%) Management Information System
10 104 (0.92%) E-Learning
11 93 (0.82%) Digital Media
12 92 (0.81%) Algorithms
13 89 (0.79%) Visualisation
14 84 (0.74%) Replication
15 81 (0.72%) Client/Server
16 79 (0.70%) Graphic Design
17 77 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
18 69 (0.61%) iPad
19 65 (0.57%) Physics
20 63 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3615 (31.97%) Linux
2 906 (8.01%) Windows
3 635 (5.62%) UNIX
4 468 (4.14%) Apple iOS
5 453 (4.01%) Android
6 367 (3.25%) CentOS
7 292 (2.58%) Ubuntu
8 283 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 159 (1.41%) Debian
10 90 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 87 (0.77%) Mac OS X
12 73 (0.65%) Solaris
13 62 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
14 53 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
15 41 (0.36%) CoreOS
16 38 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
17 35 (0.31%) AIX
18 31 (0.27%) Windows 7
19 30 (0.27%) Windows XP
20 23 (0.20%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3372 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
2 2527 (22.35%) MVC
3 2346 (20.75%) OO
4 1582 (13.99%) E-Commerce
5 1544 (13.65%) Web Development
6 1463 (12.94%) OOP
7 1375 (12.16%) TDD
8 1104 (9.76%) Open Source
9 1046 (9.25%) Software Engineering
10 1024 (9.06%) Scrum
11 940 (8.31%) OO PHP
12 791 (7.00%) Continuous Integration
13 743 (6.57%) DevOps
14 646 (5.71%) BDD
15 628 (5.55%) Unit Testing
16 580 (5.13%) Responsive Web Design
17 497 (4.40%) Project Management
18 470 (4.16%) SEO
19 444 (3.93%) Web Design
20 440 (3.89%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6876 (60.81%) JavaScript
2 2427 (21.46%) Java
3 2394 (21.17%) SQL
4 1987 (17.57%) Python
5 1267 (11.20%) C#
6 1158 (10.24%) Ruby
7 1094 (9.67%) Perl
8 960 (8.49%) PHP5
9 767 (6.78%) C++
10 695 (6.15%) Bash Shell
11 416 (3.68%) C
12 223 (1.97%) Shell Script
13 183 (1.62%) VB.NET
14 177 (1.57%) VB
15 172 (1.52%) Objective-C
16 127 (1.12%) T-SQL
17 125 (1.11%) PowerShell
18 118 (1.04%) Scala
19 114 (1.01%) PL/SQL
20 112 (0.99%) Go
Qualifications
1 1420 (12.56%) Degree
2 90 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
3 61 (0.54%) Security Cleared
4 54 (0.48%) CCNA
5 43 (0.38%) SC Cleared
6 41 (0.36%) CCNP
7 39 (0.34%) ISEB
8 31 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
9 30 (0.27%) ISTQB
10 19 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (0.17%) CCIE
10 19 (0.17%) HND
11 15 (0.13%) CISSP
12 14 (0.12%) PMI Certification
13 13 (0.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (0.097%) PhD
14 11 (0.097%) Oracle Certification
15 10 (0.088%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 9 (0.080%) Sun Certification
16 9 (0.080%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 528 (4.67%) QA
2 55 (0.49%) SLA
3 37 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 28 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 28 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 23 (0.20%) WCAG
6 16 (0.14%) WAI
7 11 (0.097%) HIPAA
8 10 (0.088%) Section 508
9 6 (0.053%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 3 (0.027%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.018%) ISO 9000
12 1 (0.009%) GCP
12 1 (0.009%) HL7
System Software
1 257 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 176 (1.56%) Varnish
3 134 (1.19%) Docker
4 95 (0.84%) Active Directory
5 72 (0.64%) KVM
6 54 (0.48%) Hyper-V
7 51 (0.45%) vSphere
8 45 (0.40%) iptables
9 44 (0.39%) Samba
10 43 (0.38%) Apache Flume
11 42 (0.37%) VirtualBox
11 42 (0.37%) Xen
12 38 (0.34%) XenServer
13 35 (0.31%) Postfix
14 28 (0.25%) NFS
15 27 (0.24%) HDFS
16 21 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
17 19 (0.17%) Firmware
18 17 (0.15%) VMware ESX
19 11 (0.097%) Squid
Systems Management
1 720 (6.37%) Puppet
2 537 (4.75%) Opscode Chef
3 254 (2.25%) Nagios
4 193 (1.71%) Vagrant
5 179 (1.58%) Ansible
6 163 (1.44%) Salt
7 135 (1.19%) ZABBIX
8 68 (0.60%) Capistrano
9 50 (0.44%) Graphite
10 48 (0.42%) cPanel
11 45 (0.40%) Zenoss
12 42 (0.37%) Cacti
13 32 (0.28%) Nessus
14 28 (0.25%) Kubernetes
15 25 (0.22%) HAProxy
16 21 (0.19%) logstash
17 20 (0.18%) Ganglia
18 19 (0.17%) Plesk
19 15 (0.13%) Cobbler
20 13 (0.11%) Opsview
Vendors
1 1582 (13.99%) Zend
2 743 (6.57%) Oracle
3 572 (5.06%) Microsoft
4 420 (3.71%) Adobe
5 403 (3.56%) Google
6 378 (3.34%) Red Hat
7 340 (3.01%) VMware
8 215 (1.90%) Facebook
9 199 (1.76%) Cisco
10 156 (1.38%) Twitter
11 135 (1.19%) Rackspace
12 119 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
13 93 (0.82%) IBM
14 92 (0.81%) Apple
15 84 (0.74%) Splunk
16 70 (0.62%) hybris
17 69 (0.61%) Citrix
18 65 (0.57%) SaltStack
19 60 (0.53%) SAP
20 57 (0.50%) Perforce
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits & Training
Posted: 22 minutes ago
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £31000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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