The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
PHP
Rank 37 37 29
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Permanent jobs citing PHP 7143 6551 7681
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 5.82% 5.79% 6.11%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.05% 10.85% 11.41%
Number of salaries quoted 6138 5815 7116
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -3.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Programming Languages Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
64620 60402 67296
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 52.65% 53.42% 53.52%
Number of salaries quoted 54504 51834 59392
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%

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 16 April 2014 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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England 0 6818 £37,500 +4.16% 1002
London -3 2846 £45,000 - 363
South East -6 1372 £36,500 +4.28% 179
East of England +32 629 £37,500 +7.14% 82
North West -2 565 £34,000 +7.93% 90
City of London -4 540 £45,000 +5.88% 85
South West -3 466 £32,500 -4.41% 105
Yorkshire -6 392 £35,000 +22.80% 87
Manchester -12 293 £32,500 - 48
East Midlands +15 285 £30,000 - 46
Hampshire +4 280 £35,000 +7.69% 55
Berkshire +2 256 £40,000 -5.88% 21
West Yorkshire +11 255 £35,000 +16.66% 70
West Midlands +15 252 £32,500 +8.33% 40
Oxfordshire +20 247 £37,500 - 23
Surrey -13 242 £36,500 +4.28% 27
Cambridgeshire +26 225 £38,500 +10.00% 34
Leeds +11 216 £36,750 +22.50% 45
Cambridge +20 179 £37,500 -1.63% 26
Bristol +4 176 £32,500 - 23
Oxford +12 126 £37,500 - 9
Hertfordshire +15 121 £32,500 -18.75% 15
Scotland -25 119 £35,000 +7.69% 18
Cheshire -6 118 £35,000 +7.69% 23
East Sussex -16 118 £33,250 -0.74% 11
Essex +14 110 £52,500 +75.00% 11
Brighton -17 108 £35,000 +4.47% 8
Merseyside +22 107 £35,000 +16.66% 11
Nottinghamshire -5 99 £27,500 -8.33% 14
Liverpool +14 98 £35,000 +16.66% 8

PHP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 8360 (61.33%) HTML
2 8113 (59.51%) JavaScript
3 7739 (56.77%) CSS
4 7148 (52.44%) MySQL
5 4852 (35.59%) jQuery
6 4038 (29.62%) Linux
7 3502 (25.69%) OO
8 3427 (25.14%) HTML5
9 3216 (23.59%) MVC
10 3181 (23.33%) Java
11 3041 (22.31%) SQL
12 2530 (18.56%) CSS3
13 2518 (18.47%) LAMP
14 2452 (17.99%) E-Commerce
15 2327 (17.07%) Zend
16 2291 (16.81%) OOP
17 2196 (16.11%) Apache
18 2117 (15.53%) Git (software)
19 2077 (15.24%) Python
20 2023 (14.84%) .NET
21 1913 (14.03%) Web Development
22 1900 (13.94%) XML
23 1877 (13.77%) Ajax
24 1846 (13.54%) PHP5
25 1810 (13.28%) Degree
26 1750 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
27 1735 (12.73%) Symfony
28 1649 (12.10%) Marketing
29 1538 (11.28%) Web Services
30 1519 (11.14%) Subversion

PHP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 2196 (16.11%) Apache
2 1500 (11.00%) CMS
3 1482 (10.87%) Drupal
4 1284 (9.42%) WordPress
5 545 (4.00%) Node.js
6 405 (2.97%) IIS
7 380 (2.79%) Tomcat
8 293 (2.15%) Joomla!
9 257 (1.89%) nginx
10 202 (1.48%) Apache Solr
11 201 (1.47%) SharePoint
12 118 (0.87%) WebSphere
13 107 (0.78%) Umbraco
14 102 (0.75%) Moodle
15 92 (0.67%) ColdFusion
16 87 (0.64%) Alfresco
17 79 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
18 75 (0.55%) WebLogic
19 74 (0.54%) ExpressionEngine
20 62 (0.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 697 (5.11%) Photoshop
2 357 (2.62%) MS Excel
3 206 (1.51%) Adobe Illustrator
4 129 (0.95%) MS Office
5 120 (0.88%) Fireworks
6 49 (0.36%) MS Visio
7 33 (0.24%) MS Project
8 28 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
9 23 (0.17%) SPSS
10 21 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
11 15 (0.11%) FastStats
12 13 (0.095%) InDesign
13 10 (0.073%) Mingle
13 10 (0.073%) Maya
14 8 (0.059%) Adobe After Effects
15 7 (0.051%) GIMP
16 6 (0.044%) 3ds Max
17 4 (0.029%) Acrobat
17 4 (0.029%) ImageReady
18 3 (0.022%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1262 (9.26%) Magento
2 230 (1.69%) Oracle CRM
3 197 (1.45%) Google Analytics
4 45 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 33 (0.24%) WebTrends
6 24 (0.18%) Shopify
7 14 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
8 12 (0.088%) Summit
9 10 (0.073%) osCommerce
10 8 (0.059%) SAP SRM
11 6 (0.044%) Zen Cart
11 6 (0.044%) SAP Business One
12 5 (0.037%) Agresso
12 5 (0.037%) SiteCatalyst
13 3 (0.022%) Oracle 11i
14 2 (0.015%) CubeCart
14 2 (0.015%) nopCommerce
14 2 (0.015%) JDE EnterpriseOne
14 2 (0.015%) Remedy ITSM
14 2 (0.015%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 412 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
2 354 (2.60%) SaaS
3 179 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
4 114 (0.84%) GitHub
5 108 (0.79%) Amazon S3
6 96 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 75 (0.55%) PaaS
8 60 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
9 35 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
10 23 (0.17%) Joyent
11 19 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
12 18 (0.13%) Route 53
13 17 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
14 16 (0.12%) MailChimp
14 16 (0.12%) Trello
15 14 (0.10%) CloudFront
16 12 (0.088%) IaaS
17 11 (0.081%) Office 365
17 11 (0.081%) Basecamp
18 8 (0.059%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 501 (3.68%) Internet
2 375 (2.75%) HTTP
3 262 (1.92%) DNS
4 246 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 246 (1.80%) Firewall
5 176 (1.29%) Intranet
6 143 (1.05%) SAN
7 111 (0.81%) FTP
8 107 (0.78%) SSL
9 101 (0.74%) SSH
9 101 (0.74%) VoIP
10 100 (0.73%) VPN
11 67 (0.49%) LDAP
12 66 (0.48%) SMTP
13 58 (0.43%) Network Security
14 53 (0.39%) Broadband
15 47 (0.34%) Wireless
16 41 (0.30%) Extranet
17 39 (0.29%) DHCP
18 38 (0.28%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7148 (52.44%) MySQL
2 1220 (8.95%) SQL Server
3 614 (4.50%) Relational Database
4 592 (4.34%) MongoDB
5 474 (3.48%) NoSQL
6 373 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
7 349 (2.56%) Big Data
8 214 (1.57%) RDBMS
9 212 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 210 (1.54%) Hadoop
11 165 (1.21%) Redis
12 158 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
13 118 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 105 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
15 84 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 80 (0.59%) Oracle Database
17 78 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
18 74 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
19 67 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
20 66 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2117 (15.53%) Git (software)
2 1519 (11.14%) Subversion
3 421 (3.09%) Selenium
4 417 (3.06%) PHPUnit
5 378 (2.77%) Jenkins
6 281 (2.06%) JIRA
7 197 (1.45%) Visual Studio
8 172 (1.26%) Maven
9 150 (1.10%) Cucumber
10 126 (0.92%) Behat
11 125 (0.92%) Dreamweaver
12 124 (0.91%) Eclipse
13 121 (0.89%) Hudson
14 118 (0.87%) Ant
15 115 (0.84%) JUnit
16 109 (0.80%) WebDriver
17 83 (0.61%) Mercurial
18 62 (0.45%) Grunt
19 59 (0.43%) Xcode
20 52 (0.38%) PhoneGap
General
1 1649 (12.10%) Marketing
2 838 (6.15%) Finance
3 451 (3.31%) Retail
4 450 (3.30%) Games
5 341 (2.50%) Advertising
6 260 (1.91%) Telecoms
7 229 (1.68%) Publishing
8 120 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 107 (0.78%) Back Office
10 65 (0.48%) Legal
11 60 (0.44%) Banking
11 60 (0.44%) Multimedia
12 55 (0.40%) Billing
13 48 (0.35%) Law
14 36 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
15 30 (0.22%) Automotive
16 26 (0.19%) French Language
17 21 (0.15%) Front Office
18 18 (0.13%) Online Betting
18 18 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10157 (74.51%) Developer
2 4941 (36.25%) PHP Developer
3 2775 (20.36%) Web Developer
4 1371 (10.06%) Senior Developer
5 982 (7.20%) Front-End Developer
6 885 (6.49%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 771 (5.66%) PHP Web Developer
8 734 (5.38%) Senior PHP Developer
9 670 (4.91%) Software Developer
10 579 (4.25%) Junior
11 529 (3.88%) Junior Developer
12 479 (3.51%) Lead Developer
13 447 (3.28%) PHP LAMP Developer
14 429 (3.15%) Analyst
15 405 (2.97%) Administrator
16 389 (2.85%) Software Engineer
17 376 (2.76%) Programmer
18 342 (2.51%) Drupal Developer
19 323 (2.37%) Systems Administrator
20 307 (2.25%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8360 (61.33%) HTML
2 7739 (56.77%) CSS
3 4852 (35.59%) jQuery
4 3427 (25.14%) HTML5
5 2530 (18.56%) CSS3
6 2518 (18.47%) LAMP
7 2023 (14.84%) .NET
8 1900 (13.94%) XML
9 1877 (13.77%) Ajax
10 1735 (12.73%) Symfony
11 1538 (11.28%) Web Services
12 1051 (7.71%) XHTML
13 886 (6.50%) JSON
14 839 (6.15%) CodeIgniter
15 746 (5.47%) ASP.NET
16 708 (5.19%) SOAP
17 665 (4.88%) REST
18 580 (4.25%) CakePHP
19 512 (3.76%) Backbone.js
20 505 (3.70%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1379 (10.12%) Open Source
2 1059 (7.77%) Computer Science
3 709 (5.20%) Mobile App
4 441 (3.24%) Social Media
5 269 (1.97%) Digital Media
6 262 (1.92%) W3C
7 204 (1.50%) Mathematics
8 144 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
9 120 (0.88%) Management Information System
10 103 (0.76%) Visualisation
11 100 (0.73%) Clustering
12 98 (0.72%) NHS
13 91 (0.67%) BBC
14 88 (0.65%) Replication
15 85 (0.62%) iPhone
16 84 (0.62%) Social Network
17 80 (0.59%) Blackberry
18 73 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 71 (0.52%) iPad
20 67 (0.49%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 4038 (29.62%) Linux
2 1235 (9.06%) Windows
3 924 (6.78%) UNIX
4 866 (6.35%) Apple iOS
5 667 (4.89%) Android
6 353 (2.59%) CentOS
7 316 (2.32%) Ubuntu
8 313 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 158 (1.16%) Debian
10 146 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 131 (0.96%) Solaris
12 87 (0.64%) Mac OS X
13 83 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
14 54 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 38 (0.28%) Windows 7
16 35 (0.26%) FreeBSD
17 34 (0.25%) Fedora
18 33 (0.24%) SUSE
19 27 (0.20%) AIX
19 27 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3502 (25.69%) OO
2 3216 (23.59%) MVC
3 2452 (17.99%) E-Commerce
4 2291 (16.81%) OOP
5 1913 (14.03%) Web Development
6 1750 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
7 1294 (9.49%) TDD
8 1229 (9.02%) Scrum
9 1180 (8.66%) OO PHP
10 1026 (7.53%) Software Engineering
11 680 (4.99%) Content Management
12 644 (4.72%) Responsive Web Design
13 631 (4.63%) Project Management
14 630 (4.62%) Unit Testing
15 564 (4.14%) SEO
16 550 (4.03%) CRM
17 528 (3.87%) Continuous Integration
18 510 (3.74%) Web Design
19 449 (3.29%) Analytics
20 437 (3.21%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 8113 (59.51%) JavaScript
2 3181 (23.33%) Java
3 3041 (22.31%) SQL
4 2077 (15.24%) Python
5 1846 (13.54%) PHP5
6 1376 (10.09%) C#
7 1299 (9.53%) Ruby
8 1258 (9.23%) Perl
9 771 (5.66%) C++
10 511 (3.75%) Bash Shell
11 484 (3.55%) C
12 271 (1.99%) ActionScript
13 265 (1.94%) Shell Script
14 253 (1.86%) VB
15 234 (1.72%) VB.NET
16 200 (1.47%) Objective-C
17 136 (1.00%) ActionScript 3.0
18 113 (0.83%) PHP4
19 112 (0.82%) T-SQL
19 112 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1810 (13.28%) Degree
2 107 (0.78%) Security Cleared
3 57 (0.42%) ISEB
4 52 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
5 47 (0.34%) RHCE
6 43 (0.32%) CISSP
7 39 (0.29%) CEH
8 37 (0.27%) OSCP
9 36 (0.26%) PMI Certification
9 36 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
10 33 (0.24%) PhD
11 32 (0.23%) HND
12 31 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
13 26 (0.19%) CCNA
13 26 (0.19%) PMP
14 25 (0.18%) ISTQB
15 23 (0.17%) GIAC
16 19 (0.14%) OSCE
17 18 (0.13%) Sun Certification
18 16 (0.12%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 676 (4.96%) QA
2 125 (0.92%) SLA
3 93 (0.68%) ISO 9001
4 77 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 24 (0.18%) WAI
6 20 (0.15%) HIPAA
7 16 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.095%) WCAG
9 5 (0.037%) COBIT
10 4 (0.029%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.022%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.007%) BS15000
System Software
1 238 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 141 (1.03%) Varnish
3 134 (0.98%) Active Directory
4 77 (0.56%) KVM
5 71 (0.52%) vSphere
6 56 (0.41%) VMware ESX
7 54 (0.40%) Hyper-V
8 48 (0.35%) Xen
9 41 (0.30%) NFS
10 39 (0.29%) Sendmail
11 33 (0.24%) Snort
12 32 (0.23%) Postfix
13 24 (0.18%) Squid
14 21 (0.15%) Nmap
14 21 (0.15%) Apache Flume
15 20 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
16 19 (0.14%) VirtualBox
17 12 (0.088%) XenApp
18 11 (0.081%) Terminal Services
18 11 (0.081%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 541 (3.97%) Puppet
2 339 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
3 184 (1.35%) Nagios
4 121 (0.89%) Plesk
5 115 (0.84%) Vagrant
6 92 (0.67%) ZABBIX
7 55 (0.40%) Cacti
8 34 (0.25%) Capistrano
9 23 (0.17%) OpenView
9 23 (0.17%) HAProxy
10 22 (0.16%) Tivoli
11 21 (0.15%) Nessus
11 21 (0.15%) Ganglia
11 21 (0.15%) Ansible
12 20 (0.15%) SCOM
13 19 (0.14%) OpenSSO
13 19 (0.14%) WSUS
13 19 (0.14%) CFEngine
14 18 (0.13%) Munin
15 16 (0.12%) YUM
Vendors
1 2327 (17.07%) Zend
2 911 (6.68%) Oracle
3 788 (5.78%) Microsoft
4 483 (3.54%) Google
5 467 (3.43%) Red Hat
6 451 (3.31%) Adobe
7 379 (2.78%) Facebook
8 364 (2.67%) VMware
9 294 (2.16%) SAP
10 287 (2.11%) Twitter
11 254 (1.86%) JD Edwards
12 153 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
13 135 (0.99%) Cisco
14 129 (0.95%) JBoss
15 127 (0.93%) Rackspace
16 106 (0.78%) IBM
17 104 (0.76%) HP
18 71 (0.52%) Citrix
19 51 (0.37%) Sitecore
20 49 (0.36%) Sun
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40 - £50 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 to £75000 per annum - Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 27,000 - 35,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
East London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent working environment
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £55k (multiple roles) + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Duval Associates Ltd
Salary: £28,000 to £34,000 + benefits + bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Duval Associates Ltd
Salary: £25,0000 + bonus + progression
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Parking, Cutting edge work!
Posted: 2 hours ago
Dundee, Angus
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £19000 - £20000 per annum + training, parking
Posted: 2 hours ago
Christchurch, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago