Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK > England
6 months to
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 59 62 65
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3 -13
Permanent jobs citing PHP 3,604 3,986 5,646
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.62% 4.32% 4.16%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.32% 7.91% 7.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3,024 3,423 4,874
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £33,750 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
75th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,850 £71,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +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 43,299 50,365 73,915
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 55.53% 54.61% 54.40%
Number of salaries quoted 34,381 42,330 61,494
10th Percentile £34,250 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £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 £75,000 £73,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £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 10 May 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 10 May 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 +1 966 £57,500 -4.17% 170
North of England +1 781 £40,000 -2.44% 293
South East +3 658 £44,000 -2.22% 153
South West +3 544 £40,000 - 102
Midlands +41 475 £40,000 - 189
North West +4 392 £40,000 -5.88% 171
Yorkshire +2 325 £43,000 +7.50% 103
West Midlands +40 282 £42,875 +12.83% 105
East Midlands +36 189 £37,500 -6.25% 84
East of England -37 117 £45,000 +12.50% 49
North East -21 64 £36,500 -14.12% 19
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 10 May 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 2,503 (69.45%) JavaScript
2 1,795 (49.81%) HTML
3 1,693 (46.98%) CSS
4 1,656 (45.95%) MySQL
5 1,256 (34.85%) Laravel
6 1,063 (29.50%) Git (software)
7 996 (27.64%) Agile Software Development
8 986 (27.36%) Web Development
9 877 (24.33%) Docker
10 764 (21.20%) Linux
11 746 (20.70%) SQL
12 733 (20.34%) React
13 725 (20.12%) AWS
14 715 (19.84%) Symfony
15 672 (18.65%) MVC
16 651 (18.06%) Vue.js
17 634 (17.59%) Node.js
18 633 (17.56%) Python
19 594 (16.48%) E-Commerce
20 584 (16.20%) HTML5
21 574 (15.93%) AngularJS
22 551 (15.29%) Social Skills
23 540 (14.98%) jQuery
24 524 (14.54%) OOP
25 517 (14.35%) DevOps
26 448 (12.43%) OO
27 443 (12.29%) Java
28 431 (11.96%) WordPress
29 426 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
30 424 (11.76%) CSS3

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
1 431 (11.96%) WordPress
2 270 (7.49%) CMS
3 163 (4.52%) Apache
4 160 (4.44%) Drupal
5 122 (3.39%) Elasticsearch
6 103 (2.86%) nginx
7 45 (1.25%) IIS
8 37 (1.03%) Confluence
9 27 (0.75%) Tomcat
10 22 (0.61%) Apache Solr
11 19 (0.53%) Moodle
12 18 (0.50%) SharePoint
13 17 (0.47%) Apache Spark
14 14 (0.39%) EPiServer
15 13 (0.36%) ejabberd
16 12 (0.33%) SugarCRM
16 12 (0.33%) Umbraco
17 10 (0.28%) Joomla!
18 6 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
19 5 (0.14%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 58 (1.61%) Photoshop
2 17 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 13 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
5 12 (0.33%) Adobe XD
5 12 (0.33%) Sketch
6 9 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.11%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.11%) Gliffy
9 3 (0.083%) Chatbot
9 3 (0.083%) InDesign
10 2 (0.055%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.028%) Figma
11 1 (0.028%) InVision
Business Applications
1 215 (5.97%) Magento
2 81 (2.25%) Shopify
3 35 (0.97%) Payment Gateway
4 27 (0.75%) OpenCart
5 9 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.19%) Sentinel
7 5 (0.14%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.14%) WebTrends
8 4 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.083%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.028%) Dynamics NAV
10 1 (0.028%) Oracle Receivables
10 1 (0.028%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 725 (20.12%) AWS
2 327 (9.07%) Azure
3 228 (6.33%) SaaS
4 189 (5.24%) GitHub
5 160 (4.44%) GCP
6 120 (3.33%) Serverless
7 116 (3.22%) Amazon EC2
8 81 (2.25%) npm
9 70 (1.94%) AWS Lambda
10 66 (1.83%) Amazon S3
11 65 (1.80%) Datadog
12 60 (1.66%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 58 (1.61%) Pulumi
14 46 (1.28%) Yarn
15 44 (1.22%) Asana
16 38 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 38 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
17 35 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
18 34 (0.94%) Amazon ECS
19 33 (0.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (1.94%) DNS
2 69 (1.91%) Internet
3 51 (1.42%) Firewall
3 51 (1.42%) HTTP
4 40 (1.11%) VPN
5 27 (0.75%) SSH
6 26 (0.72%) LAN
7 24 (0.67%) Intranet
8 23 (0.64%) BGP
9 22 (0.61%) Network Security
10 21 (0.58%) SSL
11 18 (0.50%) Asterisk PBX
11 18 (0.50%) SNMP
12 16 (0.44%) TCP/IP
13 14 (0.39%) Diameter Protocol
13 14 (0.39%) PBX
14 13 (0.36%) SMTP
14 13 (0.36%) VoIP
15 12 (0.33%) Broadband
15 12 (0.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,656 (45.95%) MySQL
2 258 (7.16%) MongoDB
3 247 (6.85%) SQL Server
4 205 (5.69%) NoSQL
5 189 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
6 166 (4.61%) Redis
7 140 (3.88%) Relational Database
8 137 (3.80%) MariaDB
9 83 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
10 79 (2.19%) Azure SQL Database
11 57 (1.58%) Big Data
12 23 (0.64%) Hadoop
13 22 (0.61%) Apache Hive
14 21 (0.58%) GIS
15 17 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 16 (0.44%) Presto
17 15 (0.42%) Power BI
18 14 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
19 11 (0.31%) Amazon Aurora
19 11 (0.31%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1,063 (29.50%) Git (software)
2 205 (5.69%) JIRA
3 158 (4.38%) Jenkins
4 108 (3.00%) PHPUnit
5 98 (2.72%) webpack
6 82 (2.28%) gulp
7 80 (2.22%) Subversion
8 77 (2.14%) Grunt
9 72 (2.00%) GitLab
10 68 (1.89%) Bitbucket
11 54 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 27 (0.75%) Vagrant
13 23 (0.64%) Selenium
14 22 (0.61%) TeamCity
15 18 (0.50%) CasperJS
15 18 (0.50%) PhantomJS
16 17 (0.47%) Cypress.io
17 16 (0.44%) Postman
18 15 (0.42%) PhpStorm
19 14 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 551 (15.29%) Social Skills
2 296 (8.21%) Finance
3 254 (7.05%) Marketing
4 217 (6.02%) Retail
5 174 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
6 128 (3.55%) Games
7 78 (2.16%) Multimedia
8 64 (1.78%) Telecoms
9 62 (1.72%) Manufacturing
10 60 (1.66%) Organisational Skills
11 38 (1.05%) Law
12 35 (0.97%) Advertising
13 30 (0.83%) Public Sector
14 28 (0.78%) Influencing Skills
15 24 (0.67%) Publishing
16 21 (0.58%) Legal
17 18 (0.50%) Automotive
18 15 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
19 14 (0.39%) Electronics
20 13 (0.36%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2,804 (77.80%) Developer
2 1,485 (41.20%) PHP Developer
3 535 (14.84%) Senior Developer
4 419 (11.63%) Web Developer
5 395 (10.96%) Full Stack Developer
6 311 (8.63%) Senior PHP Developer
7 238 (6.60%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 237 (6.58%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 204 (5.66%) Software Developer
10 183 (5.08%) JavaScript Developer
11 162 (4.50%) Junior
12 146 (4.05%) Software Engineer
13 142 (3.94%) Junior Developer
14 141 (3.91%) Backend Developer
15 137 (3.80%) Lead Developer
16 126 (3.50%) React Developer
17 122 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
18 117 (3.25%) PHP Web Developer
19 91 (2.52%) Magento Developer
20 85 (2.36%) WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,795 (49.81%) HTML
2 1,693 (46.98%) CSS
3 1,256 (34.85%) Laravel
4 733 (20.34%) React
5 715 (19.84%) Symfony
6 651 (18.06%) Vue.js
7 634 (17.59%) Node.js
8 584 (16.20%) HTML5
9 574 (15.93%) AngularJS
10 540 (14.98%) jQuery
11 424 (11.76%) CSS3
12 418 (11.60%) LAMP
13 369 (10.24%) RESTful
14 351 (9.74%) REST
15 329 (9.13%) Sass
16 304 (8.44%) Web Services
17 221 (6.13%) .NET
18 165 (4.58%) JSON
19 147 (4.08%) SOAP
20 144 (4.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 268 (7.44%) Greenfield Project
2 262 (7.27%) User Experience
3 172 (4.77%) Mobile App
4 151 (4.19%) Linux Command Line
5 67 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
6 31 (0.86%) Management Information System
7 28 (0.78%) Virtual Team
8 27 (0.75%) Data Centre
8 27 (0.75%) e-Learning
9 26 (0.72%) Blog
9 26 (0.72%) Public Cloud
10 23 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
11 19 (0.53%) Data Structures
12 18 (0.50%) Animation
12 18 (0.50%) iPad
12 18 (0.50%) Social Media
13 15 (0.42%) Algorithms
14 12 (0.33%) NHS
15 10 (0.28%) Digital Media
16 9 (0.25%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 764 (21.20%) Linux
2 122 (3.39%) Windows
3 93 (2.58%) Android
4 90 (2.50%) Apple iOS
5 65 (1.80%) Ubuntu
6 46 (1.28%) Windows Server
7 45 (1.25%) Unix
8 32 (0.89%) Debian
9 31 (0.86%) CentOS
10 19 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (0.28%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.25%) Windows Server 2019
13 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2016
14 3 (0.083%) Nucleus RTOS
14 3 (0.083%) VMS
14 3 (0.083%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.055%) Alpine Linux
15 2 (0.055%) Fedora
16 1 (0.028%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 996 (27.64%) Agile Software Development
2 986 (27.36%) Web Development
3 672 (18.65%) MVC
4 594 (16.48%) E-Commerce
5 524 (14.54%) OOP
6 517 (14.35%) DevOps
7 448 (12.43%) OO
8 426 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
9 384 (10.65%) Front End Development
10 348 (9.66%) Microservices
11 339 (9.41%) Software Engineering
12 278 (7.71%) TDD
13 267 (7.41%) Scrum
14 226 (6.27%) Unit Testing
15 217 (6.02%) Mentoring
16 186 (5.16%) Computer Science
17 161 (4.47%) OO PHP
18 160 (4.44%) Fintech
19 159 (4.41%) Test Automation
20 139 (3.86%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2,503 (69.45%) JavaScript
2 746 (20.70%) SQL
3 633 (17.56%) Python
4 443 (12.29%) Java
5 366 (10.16%) C#
6 313 (8.68%) TypeScript
7 256 (7.10%) Go
8 220 (6.10%) Bash Shell
9 186 (5.16%) Ruby
10 183 (5.08%) PHP 7
11 127 (3.52%) ES6
12 73 (2.03%) PowerShell
13 71 (1.97%) C
14 60 (1.66%) Groovy
15 58 (1.61%) C++
16 54 (1.50%) Perl
17 37 (1.03%) Scala
18 32 (0.89%) Kotlin
18 32 (0.89%) Shell Script
19 31 (0.86%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 225 (6.24%) Degree
2 113 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (0.64%) Security Cleared
4 19 (0.53%) AWS Certification
5 18 (0.50%) SC Cleared
6 17 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.36%) CCNP
8 11 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.22%) JNCIP
10 7 (0.19%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.17%) CCNA
12 5 (0.14%) Postgraduate
12 5 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 3 (0.083%) CCIE
13 3 (0.083%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.083%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.083%) MCSA
13 3 (0.083%) MCSD
13 3 (0.083%) PhD
14 2 (0.055%) APMG
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (3.44%) QA
2 18 (0.50%) GDPR
3 17 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.28%) SLA
5 9 (0.25%) GRC
5 9 (0.25%) WCAG
6 7 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.17%) OpenSCAP
8 5 (0.14%) WAI
9 2 (0.055%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.055%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.055%) NIST
10 1 (0.028%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.028%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.028%) PMO
10 1 (0.028%) PSD2
10 1 (0.028%) SOC 2
System Software
1 877 (24.33%) Docker
2 21 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (0.42%) Postfix
4 14 (0.39%) Active Directory
4 14 (0.39%) iptables
4 14 (0.39%) KVM
4 14 (0.39%) QEMU
5 13 (0.36%) Kamailio
6 8 (0.22%) FreeRADIUS
7 6 (0.17%) HDFS
7 6 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (0.14%) LXC
9 3 (0.083%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.055%) Firmware
10 2 (0.055%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.055%) NFS
10 2 (0.055%) Varnish
10 2 (0.055%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.055%) Xen
11 1 (0.028%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 324 (8.99%) Kubernetes
2 182 (5.05%) Terraform
3 152 (4.22%) Ansible
4 101 (2.80%) Puppet
5 75 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
6 65 (1.80%) Prometheus
7 61 (1.69%) Grafana
8 19 (0.53%) Packer
9 18 (0.50%) HAProxy
10 15 (0.42%) Galera Cluster
10 15 (0.42%) ZABBIX
11 10 (0.28%) logstash
12 9 (0.25%) FortiGate
12 9 (0.25%) Graylog
12 9 (0.25%) Opsgenie
13 8 (0.22%) Red Hat Satellite
14 7 (0.19%) Kibana
15 5 (0.14%) SCCM
16 4 (0.11%) ITRS Geneos
16 4 (0.11%) Nagios
Vendors
1 295 (8.19%) Zend
2 193 (5.36%) Google
3 190 (5.27%) Microsoft
4 59 (1.64%) New Relic
5 57 (1.58%) Adobe
6 55 (1.53%) SaltStack
7 45 (1.25%) WooCommerce
8 44 (1.22%) Oracle
9 33 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
10 31 (0.86%) Cisco
11 27 (0.75%) Atlassian
11 27 (0.75%) Facebook
12 23 (0.64%) Juniper
12 23 (0.64%) VMware
13 22 (0.61%) Red Hat
14 18 (0.50%) DoubleClick
15 17 (0.47%) Sage
16 15 (0.42%) HP
16 15 (0.42%) SAP
17 14 (0.39%) Mitel