Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK > England
6 months to
17 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 69 58 69
Rank change year-on-year -11 +11 -2
Permanent jobs citing PHP 4,662 2,049 5,187
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 4.26% 4.65% 4.09%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.82% 7.85% 7.64%
Number of salaries quoted 3,175 1,823 4,616
10th Percentile £31,350 £30,050 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,625 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £65,000 £57,621 £58,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £68,750 £71,875
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 59,638 26,090 67,916
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 54.48% 59.27% 53.55%
Number of salaries quoted 39,987 22,511 56,675
10th Percentile £35,754 £35,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +5.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £96,250 £92,500 £87,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +18 1,683 £60,000 +4.35% 234
South East +12 1,067 £45,000 - 109
North of England -16 791 £45,000 +12.50% 267
South West -3 464 £45,000 +12.50% 112
Midlands -33 431 £45,000 +12.50% 147
Yorkshire -9 424 £45,000 +12.50% 93
West Midlands -6 312 £45,000 +12.50% 85
North West -42 310 £46,500 +16.25% 156
East of England -64 152 £47,500 +26.67% 39
East Midlands -57 119 £41,500 +10.67% 61
North East -12 57 £35,000 -12.50% 18
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 3,108 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2,111 (45.28%) MySQL
3 1,874 (40.20%) HTML
4 1,831 (39.27%) CSS
5 1,423 (30.52%) Agile Software Development
6 1,358 (29.13%) React
7 1,259 (27.01%) Laravel
8 1,227 (26.32%) Git (software)
9 1,158 (24.84%) Full Stack Development
10 1,139 (24.43%) Docker
11 1,087 (23.32%) AWS
12 933 (20.01%) Node.js
13 874 (18.75%) Web Development
14 871 (18.68%) Linux
15 859 (18.43%) SQL
16 783 (16.80%) Software Engineering
17 778 (16.69%) Symfony
18 767 (16.45%) Python
19 755 (16.19%) Social Skills
20 751 (16.11%) MVC
21 736 (15.79%) DevOps
22 727 (15.59%) jQuery
23 679 (14.56%) Problem-Solving
24 674 (14.46%) E-Commerce
25 669 (14.35%) Java
26 646 (13.86%) WordPress
27 628 (13.47%) OO
28 595 (12.76%) AngularJS
29 592 (12.70%) Vue.js
30 567 (12.16%) OOP

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
1 646 (13.86%) WordPress
2 440 (9.44%) CMS
3 258 (5.53%) Elasticsearch
4 211 (4.53%) Apache
5 195 (4.18%) Drupal
6 138 (2.96%) nginx
7 86 (1.84%) Apache Solr
8 70 (1.50%) Confluence
9 53 (1.14%) IIS
10 25 (0.54%) SharePoint
11 24 (0.51%) Moodle
12 23 (0.49%) Umbraco
13 21 (0.45%) Joomla!
14 16 (0.34%) ColdFusion
15 15 (0.32%) Kentico
16 13 (0.28%) MODX
16 13 (0.28%) Tomcat
16 13 (0.28%) Traefik
17 11 (0.24%) Headless CMS
17 11 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 41 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (0.58%) Photoshop
4 24 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 17 (0.36%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.30%) Adobe XD
7 13 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 11 (0.24%) Sketch
10 6 (0.13%) Figma
10 6 (0.13%) InDesign
11 5 (0.11%) InVision
12 4 (0.086%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 220 (4.72%) Magento
2 73 (1.57%) Payment Gateway
3 64 (1.37%) Shopify
4 21 (0.45%) SAP Business One
5 11 (0.24%) NetSuite
6 10 (0.21%) WebTrends
7 6 (0.13%) OpenCart
8 5 (0.11%) osCommerce
8 5 (0.11%) Sentinel
9 4 (0.086%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.064%) Summit
11 2 (0.043%) Hyperion Planning
11 2 (0.043%) JDE OneWorld
11 2 (0.043%) Oracle CRM
11 2 (0.043%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.043%) Workfront
12 1 (0.021%) Oracle Receivables
12 1 (0.021%) Remedy ITSM
12 1 (0.021%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 1,087 (23.32%) AWS
2 515 (11.05%) SaaS
3 480 (10.30%) Azure
4 256 (5.49%) Serverless
5 240 (5.15%) GCP
6 232 (4.98%) GitHub
7 145 (3.11%) AWS Lambda
8 110 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
8 110 (2.36%) Datadog
9 99 (2.12%) Amazon S3
10 91 (1.95%) npm
11 87 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
12 79 (1.69%) PaaS
13 70 (1.50%) Amazon SQS
14 66 (1.42%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 63 (1.35%) Pulumi
16 62 (1.33%) Microsoft 365
17 59 (1.27%) Google Analytics
18 57 (1.22%) Amazon ECS
19 48 (1.03%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 148 (3.17%) HTTP
2 131 (2.81%) DNS
3 83 (1.78%) Internet
4 44 (0.94%) SSL
5 43 (0.92%) Firewall
6 39 (0.84%) TCP/IP
7 38 (0.82%) Skype
8 32 (0.69%) SSH
8 32 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
9 28 (0.60%) Intranet
10 26 (0.56%) VPN
11 19 (0.41%) LAN
12 17 (0.36%) WAN
13 16 (0.34%) MQTT
14 15 (0.32%) DHCP
14 15 (0.32%) SMTP
15 13 (0.28%) IPv6
16 11 (0.24%) IPv4
16 11 (0.24%) SNMP
17 10 (0.21%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,111 (45.28%) MySQL
2 444 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 420 (9.01%) Redis
4 409 (8.77%) MongoDB
5 315 (6.76%) SQL Server
6 237 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
7 225 (4.83%) Relational Database
8 211 (4.53%) MariaDB
9 83 (1.78%) Amazon Aurora
10 71 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
11 70 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
12 51 (1.09%) Couchbase
13 37 (0.79%) Big Data
14 32 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 30 (0.64%) Power BI
16 26 (0.56%) Tableau
17 22 (0.47%) CouchDB
18 20 (0.43%) RDBMS
19 19 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
20 18 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1,227 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 321 (6.89%) JIRA
3 318 (6.82%) Jenkins
4 195 (4.18%) PHPUnit
5 183 (3.93%) webpack
6 152 (3.26%) Bitbucket
7 107 (2.30%) GitLab
8 67 (1.44%) Selenium
9 58 (1.24%) gulp
10 57 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
11 53 (1.14%) CircleCI
11 53 (1.14%) Grunt
12 49 (1.05%) Babel
13 33 (0.71%) Subversion
14 31 (0.66%) Mocha
15 30 (0.64%) Cypress.io
16 27 (0.58%) Postman
16 27 (0.58%) Vagrant
17 25 (0.54%) TeamCity
18 24 (0.51%) Cucumber
General
1 755 (16.19%) Social Skills
2 520 (11.15%) Marketing
3 407 (8.73%) Finance
4 310 (6.65%) Retail
5 219 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
6 145 (3.11%) Games
7 86 (1.84%) Organisational Skills
8 55 (1.18%) Publishing
9 46 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
9 46 (0.99%) Retail Finance
10 45 (0.97%) Law
10 45 (0.97%) Manufacturing
10 45 (0.97%) Public Sector
11 37 (0.79%) Telecoms
12 33 (0.71%) Billing
13 24 (0.51%) Wearables
14 23 (0.49%) Advertising
15 22 (0.47%) Documentation Skills
16 21 (0.45%) Electronics
17 20 (0.43%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3,119 (66.90%) Developer
2 1,750 (37.54%) PHP Developer
3 483 (10.36%) Senior Developer
4 468 (10.04%) Full Stack Developer
5 299 (6.41%) Web Developer
6 282 (6.05%) Senior PHP Developer
7 275 (5.90%) Software Engineer
8 256 (5.49%) Software Developer
9 220 (4.72%) Lead Developer
10 216 (4.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 156 (3.35%) React Developer
12 148 (3.17%) WordPress Developer
13 146 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
14 145 (3.11%) Backend Developer
15 137 (2.94%) PHP Laravel Developer
16 131 (2.81%) JavaScript Developer
17 127 (2.72%) Lead PHP Developer
18 102 (2.19%) Junior
19 90 (1.93%) PHP Web Developer
20 82 (1.76%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,874 (40.20%) HTML
2 1,831 (39.27%) CSS
3 1,358 (29.13%) React
4 1,259 (27.01%) Laravel
5 933 (20.01%) Node.js
6 778 (16.69%) Symfony
7 727 (15.59%) jQuery
8 595 (12.76%) AngularJS
9 592 (12.70%) Vue.js
10 504 (10.81%) REST
11 456 (9.78%) RESTful
12 455 (9.76%) LAMP
13 450 (9.65%) HTML5
14 421 (9.03%) Web Services
15 335 (7.19%) Sass
16 308 (6.61%) .NET
17 283 (6.07%) CSS3
18 253 (5.43%) CodeIgniter
19 230 (4.93%) XML
20 216 (4.63%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 509 (10.92%) User Experience
2 391 (8.39%) Greenfield Project
3 257 (5.51%) Mobile App
4 129 (2.77%) Linux Command Line
5 111 (2.38%) Legacy Code
6 105 (2.25%) Self-Motivation
7 104 (2.23%) Algorithms
8 95 (2.04%) e-Learning
9 94 (2.02%) Legacy Systems
10 80 (1.72%) Management Information System
11 63 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
12 59 (1.27%) Data Structures
13 47 (1.01%) NHS
14 46 (0.99%) Hedge funds
15 45 (0.97%) Public Cloud
16 41 (0.88%) Virtual Team
17 33 (0.71%) Data Centre
18 32 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
19 27 (0.58%) PKI
20 23 (0.49%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 871 (18.68%) Linux
2 176 (3.78%) Windows
3 169 (3.63%) Android
3 169 (3.63%) Apple iOS
4 78 (1.67%) Ubuntu
5 76 (1.63%) Unix
6 75 (1.61%) Windows Server
7 48 (1.03%) CentOS
8 45 (0.97%) Debian
9 24 (0.51%) Alpine Linux
9 24 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (0.39%) Windows Server 2019
11 15 (0.32%) Mac OS X
12 12 (0.26%) Mac OS
13 10 (0.21%) Solaris
14 7 (0.15%) Fedora
14 7 (0.15%) Windows 10
15 6 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,423 (30.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1,158 (24.84%) Full Stack Development
3 874 (18.75%) Web Development
4 783 (16.80%) Software Engineering
5 751 (16.11%) MVC
6 736 (15.79%) DevOps
7 679 (14.56%) Problem-Solving
8 674 (14.46%) E-Commerce
9 628 (13.47%) OO
10 567 (12.16%) OOP
11 509 (10.92%) Microservices
12 508 (10.90%) TDD
13 468 (10.04%) Front End Development
14 442 (9.48%) Scrum
15 407 (8.73%) Unit Testing
16 328 (7.04%) Fintech
17 283 (6.07%) Mentoring
18 268 (5.75%) Test Automation
19 234 (5.02%) BDD
20 227 (4.87%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 3,108 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 859 (18.43%) SQL
3 767 (16.45%) Python
4 669 (14.35%) Java
5 543 (11.65%) TypeScript
6 540 (11.58%) Go
7 448 (9.61%) C#
8 288 (6.18%) Ruby
9 227 (4.87%) Bash Shell
10 223 (4.78%) PHP 7
11 152 (3.26%) ES6
12 138 (2.96%) C++
13 134 (2.87%) Perl
14 132 (2.83%) PowerShell
15 117 (2.51%) Kotlin
16 113 (2.42%) Dart
17 101 (2.17%) Scala
18 94 (2.02%) C
19 91 (1.95%) Groovy
20 60 (1.29%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 258 (5.53%) Degree
2 152 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (0.41%) AWS Certification
4 14 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (0.26%) DBS Check
6 11 (0.24%) HNC
6 11 (0.24%) HND
6 11 (0.24%) Security Cleared
7 9 (0.19%) Analytics IQ
7 9 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (0.19%) SC Cleared
8 8 (0.17%) PhD
9 7 (0.15%) CCNA
9 7 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (0.13%) MCSA
10 6 (0.13%) MCSE
11 5 (0.11%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.086%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.064%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 208 (4.46%) QA
2 138 (2.96%) Accessibility
3 44 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 26 (0.56%) WCAG
5 25 (0.54%) SLA
6 21 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.17%) GDPR
8 6 (0.13%) COBIT
8 6 (0.13%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.086%) ISO 9001
11 3 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.064%) PMO
12 2 (0.043%) NIST
12 2 (0.043%) PSD2
13 1 (0.021%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.021%) GRC
13 1 (0.021%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.021%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,139 (24.43%) Docker
2 29 (0.62%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.43%) Hyper-V
3 20 (0.43%) KVM
4 18 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.19%) Varnish
6 8 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.086%) iptables
8 2 (0.043%) QEMU
8 2 (0.043%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.043%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.021%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.021%) Kamailio
9 1 (0.021%) NFS
9 1 (0.021%) pfSense
9 1 (0.021%) Postfix
9 1 (0.021%) Squid
9 1 (0.021%) vCloud
9 1 (0.021%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.021%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 435 (9.33%) Kubernetes
2 276 (5.92%) Terraform
3 185 (3.97%) Ansible
4 130 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
5 101 (2.17%) Puppet
6 96 (2.06%) Grafana
7 94 (2.02%) Prometheus
8 30 (0.64%) Graphite
8 30 (0.64%) Rancher
9 26 (0.56%) Kibana
10 21 (0.45%) SCCM
11 15 (0.32%) Nagios
12 11 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
13 10 (0.21%) Packer
14 9 (0.19%) logstash
14 9 (0.19%) Matomo
15 8 (0.17%) Istio
16 6 (0.13%) Icinga
16 6 (0.13%) Scalr
16 6 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 310 (6.65%) Google
2 299 (6.41%) Zend
3 197 (4.23%) Microsoft
4 122 (2.62%) Oracle
5 114 (2.45%) WooCommerce
6 106 (2.27%) Adobe
7 87 (1.87%) New Relic
8 63 (1.35%) Atlassian
9 57 (1.22%) SAP
10 56 (1.20%) Salesforce.com
11 54 (1.16%) SaltStack
12 42 (0.90%) Apple
13 38 (0.82%) Facebook
14 37 (0.79%) Splunk
14 37 (0.79%) WorldPay
15 32 (0.69%) Sony
16 29 (0.62%) Sage
17 27 (0.58%) IBM
18 23 (0.49%) BT
18 23 (0.49%) Xamarin