Period
to 3 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for PHP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited PHP over the 6 months to 3 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK > England
6 months to
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 66 60 66
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6 -1
Permanent jobs citing PHP 4,421 2,816 5,677
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.41% 4.54% 4.26%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.94% 8.06% 7.91%
Number of salaries quoted 3,201 2,439 4,925
10th Percentile £30,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,442 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.43% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £71,250
UK median annual salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%

PHP is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 55,708 34,934 71,785
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.51% 56.36% 53.87%
Number of salaries quoted 38,511 29,365 59,856
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £86,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing PHP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in England

PHP
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PHP in England.

Salary trend for PHP in England

PHP
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing PHP in England over the 6 months to 3 August 2021.

Salary histogram for PHP in England

PHP
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the England region over the 6 months to 3 August 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +5 1,501 £57,500 -4.17% 263
South East 0 899 £45,000 - 148
North of England -10 787 £44,000 +10.00% 298
South West 0 560 £42,500 +6.25% 127
Midlands +16 478 £40,000 - 146
Yorkshire -6 387 £45,000 +12.50% 104
North West -11 356 £45,000 +12.50% 171
West Midlands +22 317 £40,500 +8.00% 89
East Midlands +5 159 £40,000 - 57
East of England -50 135 £50,000 +25.00% 62
North East -34 44 £35,750 -15.88% 23
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 3 August 2021, IT jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for PHP.

1 3,042 (68.81%) JavaScript
2 2,093 (47.34%) MySQL
3 1,940 (43.88%) HTML
4 1,849 (41.82%) CSS
5 1,363 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
6 1,342 (30.36%) Laravel
7 1,337 (30.24%) React
8 1,260 (28.50%) Git (software)
9 1,156 (26.15%) Full Stack Development
10 1,151 (26.03%) Docker
11 996 (22.53%) Web Development
12 965 (21.83%) AWS
13 931 (21.06%) Node.js
14 887 (20.06%) Symfony
15 884 (20.00%) SQL
16 877 (19.84%) Linux
17 764 (17.28%) MVC
18 739 (16.72%) Social Skills
19 713 (16.13%) Python
20 699 (15.81%) DevOps
21 684 (15.47%) Vue.js
22 683 (15.45%) E-Commerce
23 645 (14.59%) AngularJS
24 644 (14.57%) jQuery
25 619 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
26 602 (13.62%) Software Engineering
27 586 (13.25%) OOP
27 586 (13.25%) WordPress
28 581 (13.14%) Java
29 572 (12.94%) OO

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 586 (13.25%) WordPress
2 376 (8.50%) CMS
3 251 (5.68%) Elasticsearch
4 206 (4.66%) Apache
5 171 (3.87%) Drupal
6 149 (3.37%) nginx
7 83 (1.88%) Confluence
8 73 (1.65%) Apache Solr
9 46 (1.04%) IIS
10 29 (0.66%) Tomcat
11 23 (0.52%) Moodle
12 22 (0.50%) SharePoint
13 16 (0.36%) Kentico
13 16 (0.36%) Umbraco
14 14 (0.32%) Joomla!
14 14 (0.32%) Traefik
15 13 (0.29%) Apache Spark
16 11 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 10 (0.23%) ejabberd
17 10 (0.23%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 43 (0.97%) Photoshop
2 23 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 20 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
4 14 (0.32%) Sketch
5 11 (0.25%) Adobe XD
6 8 (0.18%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.16%) InDesign
8 5 (0.11%) Figma
9 4 (0.090%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.045%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.045%) InVision
11 1 (0.023%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 1 (0.023%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 234 (5.29%) Magento
2 77 (1.74%) Shopify
3 55 (1.24%) Payment Gateway
4 12 (0.27%) SAP Business One
5 8 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.18%) OpenCart
6 7 (0.16%) WebTrends
7 6 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.14%) Sentinel
8 4 (0.090%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.068%) osCommerce
10 2 (0.045%) Hyperion Planning
10 2 (0.045%) JDE OneWorld
10 2 (0.045%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.045%) Workfront
11 1 (0.023%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.023%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.023%) Remedy ITSM
11 1 (0.023%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 1 (0.023%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 965 (21.83%) AWS
2 419 (9.48%) Azure
3 399 (9.03%) SaaS
4 242 (5.47%) Serverless
5 232 (5.25%) GitHub
6 201 (4.55%) GCP
7 139 (3.14%) AWS Lambda
8 125 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
9 121 (2.74%) Datadog
10 102 (2.31%) npm
11 87 (1.97%) Amazon S3
12 76 (1.72%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 75 (1.70%) Amazon SQS
13 75 (1.70%) Pulumi
14 73 (1.65%) PaaS
15 67 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
16 59 (1.33%) Yarn
17 45 (1.02%) Amazon ECS
17 45 (1.02%) AWS Fargate
17 45 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 117 (2.65%) DNS
2 106 (2.40%) HTTP
3 104 (2.35%) Internet
4 53 (1.20%) Firewall
5 43 (0.97%) SSL
6 34 (0.77%) Intranet
7 32 (0.72%) VPN
8 31 (0.70%) Skype
8 31 (0.70%) SSH
9 30 (0.68%) LAN
10 24 (0.54%) TCP/IP
11 23 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (0.45%) SNMP
13 19 (0.43%) SMTP
14 18 (0.41%) BGP
14 18 (0.41%) WAN
15 15 (0.34%) Asterisk PBX
15 15 (0.34%) FTP
16 12 (0.27%) Diameter Protocol
17 11 (0.25%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,093 (47.34%) MySQL
2 437 (9.88%) MongoDB
3 406 (9.18%) NoSQL
4 378 (8.55%) Redis
5 304 (6.88%) SQL Server
6 243 (5.50%) PostgreSQL
7 238 (5.38%) Relational Database
8 218 (4.93%) MariaDB
9 90 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
10 84 (1.90%) Amazon RDS
11 70 (1.58%) Amazon Aurora
12 50 (1.13%) Big Data
13 44 (1.00%) Couchbase
14 32 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 24 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (0.54%) Hadoop
16 17 (0.38%) RDBMS
17 16 (0.36%) Tableau
18 15 (0.34%) CouchDB
19 14 (0.32%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,260 (28.50%) Git (software)
2 338 (7.65%) JIRA
3 271 (6.13%) Jenkins
4 183 (4.14%) PHPUnit
5 159 (3.60%) webpack
6 126 (2.85%) Bitbucket
7 108 (2.44%) GitLab
8 90 (2.04%) gulp
9 82 (1.85%) Grunt
10 65 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 59 (1.33%) Subversion
12 44 (1.00%) Babel
13 40 (0.90%) Selenium
14 37 (0.84%) CircleCI
15 33 (0.75%) Vagrant
16 32 (0.72%) TeamCity
17 25 (0.57%) Mocha
18 24 (0.54%) Cucumber
18 24 (0.54%) PhpStorm
19 22 (0.50%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 739 (16.72%) Social Skills
2 441 (9.98%) Marketing
3 414 (9.36%) Finance
4 307 (6.94%) Retail
5 195 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
6 148 (3.35%) Games
7 88 (1.99%) Organisational Skills
8 67 (1.52%) Manufacturing
9 48 (1.09%) Publishing
9 48 (1.09%) Telecoms
10 35 (0.79%) Public Sector
10 35 (0.79%) Retail Finance
11 33 (0.75%) Law
12 32 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
13 31 (0.70%) Influencing Skills
14 29 (0.66%) Multimedia
15 27 (0.61%) Advertising
15 27 (0.61%) Billing
16 21 (0.48%) Automotive
17 16 (0.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3,018 (68.27%) Developer
2 1,625 (36.76%) PHP Developer
3 547 (12.37%) Senior Developer
4 463 (10.47%) Full Stack Developer
5 382 (8.64%) Web Developer
6 326 (7.37%) Senior PHP Developer
7 269 (6.08%) Software Developer
8 253 (5.72%) Software Engineer
9 226 (5.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 175 (3.96%) PHP Laravel Developer
11 169 (3.82%) React Developer
12 161 (3.64%) Backend Developer
12 161 (3.64%) JavaScript Developer
13 159 (3.60%) Lead Developer
14 148 (3.35%) DevOps Engineer
15 136 (3.08%) Junior
16 131 (2.96%) WordPress Developer
17 117 (2.65%) Junior Developer
18 110 (2.49%) PHP Web Developer
19 107 (2.42%) E-Commerce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,940 (43.88%) HTML
2 1,849 (41.82%) CSS
3 1,342 (30.36%) Laravel
4 1,337 (30.24%) React
5 931 (21.06%) Node.js
6 887 (20.06%) Symfony
7 684 (15.47%) Vue.js
8 645 (14.59%) AngularJS
9 644 (14.57%) jQuery
10 506 (11.45%) LAMP
11 497 (11.24%) HTML5
12 496 (11.22%) REST
13 488 (11.04%) RESTful
14 389 (8.80%) Web Services
15 334 (7.55%) Sass
16 325 (7.35%) CSS3
17 291 (6.58%) .NET
18 254 (5.75%) JSON
19 236 (5.34%) SOAP
20 219 (4.95%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 418 (9.45%) User Experience
2 255 (5.77%) Mobile App
3 238 (5.38%) Greenfield Project
4 160 (3.62%) Linux Command Line
5 105 (2.38%) Legacy Systems
6 98 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
7 85 (1.92%) Legacy Code
8 78 (1.76%) Algorithms
9 69 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
10 57 (1.29%) Management Information System
11 44 (1.00%) Data Structures
12 42 (0.95%) Data Centre
13 39 (0.88%) Virtual Team
14 34 (0.77%) Public Cloud
15 32 (0.72%) Hedge funds
16 31 (0.70%) Blog
17 26 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
17 26 (0.59%) e-Learning
17 26 (0.59%) NHS
18 24 (0.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 877 (19.84%) Linux
2 163 (3.69%) Apple iOS
3 162 (3.66%) Android
4 154 (3.48%) Windows
5 85 (1.92%) Ubuntu
6 73 (1.65%) Unix
7 49 (1.11%) Windows Server
8 41 (0.93%) Debian
9 39 (0.88%) CentOS
10 16 (0.36%) Alpine Linux
11 14 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.32%) Windows Server 2019
12 13 (0.29%) Windows 10
13 9 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (0.18%) Solaris
15 7 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (0.14%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.14%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (0.14%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,363 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
2 1,156 (26.15%) Full Stack Development
3 996 (22.53%) Web Development
4 764 (17.28%) MVC
5 699 (15.81%) DevOps
6 683 (15.45%) E-Commerce
7 619 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
8 602 (13.62%) Software Engineering
9 586 (13.25%) OOP
10 572 (12.94%) OO
11 469 (10.61%) Microservices
12 443 (10.02%) Front End Development
13 439 (9.93%) Scrum
14 401 (9.07%) TDD
15 370 (8.37%) Unit Testing
16 276 (6.24%) Mentoring
17 225 (5.09%) Test Automation
18 223 (5.04%) Clean Code
19 203 (4.59%) Fintech
20 201 (4.55%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 3,042 (68.81%) JavaScript
2 884 (20.00%) SQL
3 713 (16.13%) Python
4 581 (13.14%) Java
5 524 (11.85%) TypeScript
6 420 (9.50%) Go
7 417 (9.43%) C#
8 286 (6.47%) Bash Shell
9 252 (5.70%) Ruby
10 249 (5.63%) PHP 7
11 182 (4.12%) ES6
12 119 (2.69%) PowerShell
13 100 (2.26%) Groovy
14 96 (2.17%) Perl
15 89 (2.01%) C++
16 68 (1.54%) Kotlin
17 67 (1.52%) Scala
18 64 (1.45%) C
19 46 (1.04%) PHP 5
20 39 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 244 (5.52%) Degree
2 142 (3.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (0.54%) AWS Certification
4 14 (0.32%) Security Cleared
5 13 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.25%) SC Cleared
8 10 (0.23%) DBS Check
9 9 (0.20%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.14%) CCNA
10 6 (0.14%) CCNP
10 6 (0.14%) MCSA
11 5 (0.11%) JNCIP
12 4 (0.090%) PhD
13 3 (0.068%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.068%) MCSD
14 2 (0.045%) ISEB
14 2 (0.045%) Postgraduate
15 1 (0.023%) HNC
15 1 (0.023%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (4.37%) QA
2 131 (2.96%) Accessibility
3 42 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 27 (0.61%) WCAG
5 15 (0.34%) GDPR
5 15 (0.34%) SLA
6 13 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.16%) GRC
8 6 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.14%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.090%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.090%) WAI
10 2 (0.045%) Actionable Recommendations
10 2 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.045%) NIST
10 2 (0.045%) OpenSCAP
10 2 (0.045%) PMO
10 2 (0.045%) PSD2
11 1 (0.023%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.023%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,151 (26.03%) Docker
2 22 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.48%) KVM
4 13 (0.29%) iptables
5 12 (0.27%) QEMU
6 10 (0.23%) Kamailio
6 10 (0.23%) Postfix
7 9 (0.20%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (0.11%) FreeRADIUS
8 5 (0.11%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.11%) LXC
8 5 (0.11%) Varnish
9 3 (0.068%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.068%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.068%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.045%) HDFS
10 2 (0.045%) Xen
11 1 (0.023%) pfSense
11 1 (0.023%) vCloud
11 1 (0.023%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 459 (10.38%) Kubernetes
2 277 (6.27%) Terraform
3 198 (4.48%) Ansible
4 122 (2.76%) Puppet
5 118 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
6 104 (2.35%) Grafana
7 98 (2.22%) Prometheus
8 28 (0.63%) Graphite
9 27 (0.61%) Kibana
10 20 (0.45%) Packer
11 19 (0.43%) SCCM
12 16 (0.36%) ZABBIX
13 14 (0.32%) Rancher
14 13 (0.29%) Galera Cluster
15 12 (0.27%) HAProxy
16 11 (0.25%) Docker Swarm
17 10 (0.23%) logstash
18 9 (0.20%) Nagios
19 7 (0.16%) Istio
20 6 (0.14%) Icinga
Vendors
1 342 (7.74%) Zend
2 269 (6.08%) Google
3 185 (4.18%) Microsoft
4 106 (2.40%) Oracle
5 93 (2.10%) Adobe
6 90 (2.04%) WooCommerce
7 87 (1.97%) New Relic
8 74 (1.67%) Atlassian
9 64 (1.45%) SaltStack
10 40 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
11 36 (0.81%) SAP
12 34 (0.77%) Apple
13 31 (0.70%) Sage
14 30 (0.68%) WorldPay
15 29 (0.66%) Facebook
16 27 (0.61%) Spotify
17 26 (0.59%) Sony
18 23 (0.52%) BT
18 23 (0.52%) Cisco
19 22 (0.50%) IBM