Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK > England
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 57 66 64
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 -19
Permanent jobs citing PHP 3,100 4,768 5,854
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.65% 4.20% 4.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.16% 7.77% 7.58%
Number of salaries quoted 3,357 4,587 5,525
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,550 £72,500
UK median annual salary £42,862 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -4.75% +2.27% +3.53%

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 37,967 61,355 77,214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 56.95% 54.04% 54.99%
Number of salaries quoted 31,996 51,552 65,215
Median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -2 728 £60,000 - 185
North of England +6 726 £40,000 - 294
South East +4 575 £42,500 -3.41% 130
Midlands +36 460 £40,000 +6.67% 164
South West +6 423 £40,000 - 116
North West +5 352 £40,000 -5.88% 179
Yorkshire +11 320 £40,000 - 88
West Midlands +33 254 £45,000 +18.42% 98
East Midlands +35 202 £37,500 +7.14% 66
East of England -6 117 £45,000 +12.50% 47
North East -18 54 £42,000 -1.18% 27
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 2,165 (69.84%) JavaScript
2 1,601 (51.65%) HTML
3 1,521 (49.06%) CSS
4 1,428 (46.06%) MySQL
5 1,098 (35.42%) Laravel
6 932 (30.06%) Git (software)
7 848 (27.35%) Web Development
8 809 (26.10%) Agile Software Development
9 668 (21.55%) Docker
10 649 (20.94%) SQL
11 612 (19.74%) Linux
12 607 (19.58%) AWS
13 587 (18.94%) React
13 587 (18.94%) MVC
13 587 (18.94%) Vue.js
14 579 (18.68%) Python
15 515 (16.61%) jQuery
15 515 (16.61%) HTML5
16 511 (16.48%) Symfony
17 486 (15.68%) E-Commerce
18 478 (15.42%) Node.js
19 464 (14.97%) AngularJS
20 422 (13.61%) OOP
21 409 (13.19%) DevOps
22 407 (13.13%) Java
23 380 (12.26%) OO
24 363 (11.71%) WordPress
25 358 (11.55%) CSS3
26 341 (11.00%) Front End Development
27 326 (10.52%) LAMP

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
1 363 (11.71%) WordPress
2 229 (7.39%) CMS
3 135 (4.35%) Apache
4 127 (4.10%) Drupal
5 83 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
6 73 (2.35%) nginx
7 27 (0.87%) IIS
8 22 (0.71%) Apache Spark
8 22 (0.71%) Joomla!
9 21 (0.68%) Apache Solr
10 19 (0.61%) Moodle
11 16 (0.52%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.48%) Confluence
13 14 (0.45%) EPiServer
13 14 (0.45%) SugarCRM
14 10 (0.32%) Jadu
14 10 (0.32%) Umbraco
15 9 (0.29%) Cloud Foundry
15 9 (0.29%) SharePoint
16 6 (0.19%) ejabberd
Applications
1 70 (2.26%) Photoshop
2 24 (0.77%) Adobe Illustrator
3 19 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 14 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
5 12 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
6 10 (0.32%) Adobe XD
7 8 (0.26%) Sketch
8 6 (0.19%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.13%) Gliffy
10 3 (0.097%) InDesign
11 2 (0.065%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.065%) Fireworks
11 2 (0.065%) Inkscape
11 2 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.032%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.032%) InVision
12 1 (0.032%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 249 (8.03%) Magento
2 79 (2.55%) Shopify
3 35 (1.13%) Payment Gateway
4 26 (0.84%) OpenCart
5 7 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.13%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.065%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.065%) Oracle CRM On Demand
10 1 (0.032%) JDE OneWorld
10 1 (0.032%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 607 (19.58%) AWS
2 306 (9.87%) Azure
3 144 (4.65%) SaaS
4 137 (4.42%) GCP
5 128 (4.13%) GitHub
6 82 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
7 78 (2.52%) Serverless
8 57 (1.84%) Datadog
9 47 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
10 46 (1.48%) Pulumi
11 43 (1.39%) npm
12 39 (1.26%) Amazon S3
13 32 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
14 30 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 26 (0.84%) Amazon ECS
15 26 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
16 24 (0.77%) Power Platform
17 22 (0.71%) PaaS
18 21 (0.68%) Google Analytics
19 19 (0.61%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 46 (1.48%) Internet
2 31 (1.00%) Firewall
2 31 (1.00%) HTTP
2 31 (1.00%) VPN
3 26 (0.84%) DNS
4 24 (0.77%) Network Security
5 17 (0.55%) TCP/IP
6 14 (0.45%) LAN
6 14 (0.45%) SSH
7 13 (0.42%) Wireless
8 12 (0.39%) Intranet
9 11 (0.35%) BGP
9 11 (0.35%) HTTPS
9 11 (0.35%) SNMP
9 11 (0.35%) VoIP
9 11 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (0.32%) OpenVPN
11 8 (0.26%) Broadband
11 8 (0.26%) WAN
12 7 (0.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,428 (46.06%) MySQL
2 193 (6.23%) MongoDB
3 173 (5.58%) NoSQL
4 171 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
5 164 (5.29%) SQL Server
6 116 (3.74%) Relational Database
7 115 (3.71%) Redis
8 69 (2.23%) MariaDB
9 64 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
10 58 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
11 51 (1.65%) Big Data
11 51 (1.65%) Cosmos DB
12 28 (0.90%) Hadoop
13 20 (0.65%) Apache Hive
14 19 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 17 (0.55%) GIS
15 17 (0.55%) RDBMS
16 15 (0.48%) Power BI
17 14 (0.45%) Couchbase
18 13 (0.42%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 932 (30.06%) Git (software)
2 165 (5.32%) Jenkins
3 137 (4.42%) JIRA
4 97 (3.13%) PHPUnit
5 80 (2.58%) webpack
6 64 (2.06%) gulp
6 64 (2.06%) Subversion
7 59 (1.90%) Bitbucket
8 50 (1.61%) GitLab
8 50 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 46 (1.48%) Selenium
10 43 (1.39%) Grunt
11 29 (0.94%) Vagrant
12 22 (0.71%) TeamCity
13 16 (0.52%) Postman
14 14 (0.45%) Locust
15 10 (0.32%) CasperJS
15 10 (0.32%) Cucumber
15 10 (0.32%) eggPlant
15 10 (0.32%) PhantomJS
General
1 254 (8.19%) Finance
2 201 (6.48%) Marketing
3 151 (4.87%) Retail
4 90 (2.90%) Games
5 78 (2.52%) Multimedia
6 56 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 42 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 40 (1.29%) Law
9 31 (1.00%) Public Sector
10 28 (0.90%) Advertising
11 25 (0.81%) Publishing
12 20 (0.65%) Legal
13 16 (0.52%) Banking
14 15 (0.48%) Automotive
14 15 (0.48%) Electronics
15 14 (0.45%) Back Office
16 10 (0.32%) Front Office
16 10 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.23%) Local Government
18 6 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,488 (80.26%) Developer
2 1,340 (43.23%) PHP Developer
3 444 (14.32%) Senior Developer
4 386 (12.45%) Full Stack Developer
5 372 (12.00%) Web Developer
6 263 (8.48%) Senior PHP Developer
7 214 (6.90%) PHP Laravel Developer
8 204 (6.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 162 (5.23%) JavaScript Developer
10 142 (4.58%) Software Developer
11 136 (4.39%) Backend Developer
12 132 (4.26%) Junior
13 120 (3.87%) PHP Web Developer
14 119 (3.84%) Software Engineer
15 118 (3.81%) Junior Developer
16 117 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
17 112 (3.61%) Magento Developer
18 111 (3.58%) React Developer
19 105 (3.39%) Lead Developer
20 80 (2.58%) Trainee Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,601 (51.65%) HTML
2 1,521 (49.06%) CSS
3 1,098 (35.42%) Laravel
4 587 (18.94%) React
4 587 (18.94%) Vue.js
5 515 (16.61%) HTML5
5 515 (16.61%) jQuery
6 511 (16.48%) Symfony
7 478 (15.42%) Node.js
8 464 (14.97%) AngularJS
9 358 (11.55%) CSS3
10 326 (10.52%) LAMP
11 303 (9.77%) Sass
12 283 (9.13%) Web Services
13 276 (8.90%) REST
14 267 (8.61%) RESTful
15 159 (5.13%) .NET
16 137 (4.42%) JSON
16 137 (4.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 136 (4.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 233 (7.52%) Greenfield Project
2 192 (6.19%) User Experience
3 144 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 124 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
5 121 (3.90%) Mobile App
6 44 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
7 28 (0.90%) Virtual Team
8 22 (0.71%) Derivative
9 21 (0.68%) Management Information System
10 20 (0.65%) Blog
10 20 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (0.55%) Algorithms
11 17 (0.55%) e-Learning
12 16 (0.52%) Social Media
13 14 (0.45%) Data Structures
13 14 (0.45%) Public Cloud
14 13 (0.42%) Data Centre
15 12 (0.39%) Hedge funds
16 11 (0.35%) Video on Demand
16 11 (0.35%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 612 (19.74%) Linux
2 92 (2.97%) Windows
3 67 (2.16%) Android
3 67 (2.16%) Apple iOS
4 43 (1.39%) Ubuntu
5 38 (1.23%) CentOS
6 34 (1.10%) Unix
7 30 (0.97%) Windows Server
8 22 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (0.48%) Debian
10 5 (0.16%) Mac OS X
10 5 (0.16%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.097%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.097%) Nucleus RTOS
12 3 (0.097%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.065%) Fedora
13 2 (0.065%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.065%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.032%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 848 (27.35%) Web Development
2 809 (26.10%) Agile Software Development
3 587 (18.94%) MVC
4 486 (15.68%) E-Commerce
5 422 (13.61%) OOP
6 409 (13.19%) DevOps
7 380 (12.26%) OO
8 341 (11.00%) Front End Development
9 322 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
10 279 (9.00%) TDD
11 253 (8.16%) Software Engineering
12 250 (8.06%) Microservices
13 196 (6.32%) Scrum
14 154 (4.97%) OO PHP
15 153 (4.94%) Mentoring
16 149 (4.81%) Computer Science
17 139 (4.48%) Unit Testing
18 135 (4.35%) Fintech
18 135 (4.35%) Test Automation
19 116 (3.74%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2,165 (69.84%) JavaScript
2 649 (20.94%) SQL
3 579 (18.68%) Python
4 407 (13.13%) Java
5 303 (9.77%) C#
6 180 (5.81%) Go
7 172 (5.55%) TypeScript
8 138 (4.45%) PHP 7
9 137 (4.42%) Bash Shell
10 136 (4.39%) Ruby
11 79 (2.55%) ES6
12 62 (2.00%) PowerShell
13 54 (1.74%) C
14 52 (1.68%) C++
15 48 (1.55%) Groovy
16 42 (1.35%) Perl
17 40 (1.29%) Kotlin
18 33 (1.06%) Scala
19 29 (0.94%) Shell Script
20 28 (0.90%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 172 (5.55%) Degree
2 86 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
3 31 (1.00%) Security Cleared
4 22 (0.71%) SC Cleared
5 12 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (0.32%) CCNP
7 7 (0.23%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.16%) CCIE
8 5 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 4 (0.13%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.13%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.097%) CCNA
10 3 (0.097%) JNCIP
10 3 (0.097%) Postgraduate
11 2 (0.065%) APMG
11 2 (0.065%) HND
11 2 (0.065%) ISEB
11 2 (0.065%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (3.55%) QA
2 14 (0.45%) GDPR
3 13 (0.42%) SLA
4 10 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.19%) OpenSCAP
6 5 (0.16%) WCAG
7 3 (0.097%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.032%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.032%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.032%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.032%) WAI
System Software
1 668 (21.55%) Docker
2 33 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.35%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.26%) Postfix
5 7 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.19%) HDFS
6 6 (0.19%) iptables
6 6 (0.19%) Kamailio
6 6 (0.19%) KVM
6 6 (0.19%) QEMU
7 4 (0.13%) LXC
7 4 (0.13%) VMware NSX
8 3 (0.097%) Firmware
8 3 (0.097%) FreeRADIUS
9 2 (0.065%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.065%) NFS
9 2 (0.065%) Varnish
10 1 (0.032%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.032%) pfSense
10 1 (0.032%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 264 (8.52%) Kubernetes
2 148 (4.77%) Terraform
3 129 (4.16%) Ansible
4 80 (2.58%) Puppet
5 66 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
6 57 (1.84%) Prometheus
7 55 (1.77%) Grafana
8 17 (0.55%) HAProxy
8 17 (0.55%) Packer
9 15 (0.48%) ZABBIX
10 13 (0.42%) logstash
11 10 (0.32%) Graylog
11 10 (0.32%) Opsgenie
12 8 (0.26%) ITRS Geneos
12 8 (0.26%) Red Hat Satellite
13 7 (0.23%) Galera Cluster
14 5 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
15 4 (0.13%) FortiGate
16 3 (0.097%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 211 (6.81%) Zend
2 168 (5.42%) Microsoft
3 153 (4.94%) Google
4 54 (1.74%) Adobe
5 49 (1.58%) New Relic
6 48 (1.55%) SaltStack
7 40 (1.29%) Oracle
8 38 (1.23%) VMware
9 31 (1.00%) WooCommerce
10 28 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
11 23 (0.74%) Red Hat
12 21 (0.68%) Facebook
13 19 (0.61%) Cisco
14 17 (0.55%) SAP
15 13 (0.42%) Twitter
16 10 (0.32%) DoubleClick
16 10 (0.32%) Juniper
17 9 (0.29%) Apple
17 9 (0.29%) Xamarin
18 8 (0.26%) Atlassian