Period
to 24 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
England > South West
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 35 51
Rank change year-on-year +1 +16 +3
Permanent jobs citing PHP 569 352 595
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 7.35% 7.54% 5.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 13.10% 13.45% 10.33%
Number of salaries quoted 499 299 541
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,150 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £46,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £61,750 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 the South West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 4,344 2,617 5,761
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 56.10% 56.09% 57.07%
Number of salaries quoted 2,953 2,173 4,714
10th Percentile £32,234 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £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 £59,500 £56,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing PHP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in the South West

PHP
Salary Trend in the South West

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PHP in the South West.

Salary trend for PHP in the South West

PHP
Salary Histogram in the South West

Salary distribution for jobs citing PHP in the South West over the 6 months to 24 July 2021.

Salary histogram for PHP in the South West

PHP
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the South West region over the 6 months to 24 July 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
Dorset +8 225 £42,500 +13.33% 11
Bristol -18 160 £47,500 +5.56% 54
Somerset +16 84 £40,000 -27.27% 16
Devon -16 39 £37,500 -6.25% 18
Wiltshire +4 27 £42,500 -15.00% 14
Gloucestershire -64 25 £40,000 -11.11% 8
Cornwall -8 6 £35,000 - 4
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 South West region with a requirement for PHP.

1 424 (74.52%) JavaScript
2 377 (66.26%) MySQL
3 313 (55.01%) HTML
4 306 (53.78%) CSS
5 233 (40.95%) Git (software)
6 219 (38.49%) Laravel
7 155 (27.24%) MVC
8 154 (27.07%) Linux
9 153 (26.89%) Vue.js
10 152 (26.71%) React
11 145 (25.48%) E-Commerce
12 136 (23.90%) Web Development
13 131 (23.02%) Docker
14 120 (21.09%) AWS
14 120 (21.09%) DevOps
14 120 (21.09%) LAMP
15 114 (20.04%) jQuery
16 104 (18.28%) Problem-Solving
17 102 (17.93%) NoSQL
18 99 (17.40%) Symfony
18 99 (17.40%) Social Skills
19 98 (17.22%) RESTful
20 97 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
21 96 (16.87%) MongoDB
22 94 (16.52%) REST
23 88 (15.47%) OO
24 86 (15.11%) SQL
25 84 (14.76%) Finance
25 84 (14.76%) AngularJS
26 76 (13.36%) Node.js

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 71 (12.48%) WordPress
2 62 (10.90%) CMS
3 45 (7.91%) Elasticsearch
4 38 (6.68%) Apache
5 31 (5.45%) nginx
6 23 (4.04%) Apache Solr
7 8 (1.41%) Drupal
8 5 (0.88%) SharePoint
8 5 (0.88%) Umbraco
9 4 (0.70%) Kentico
9 4 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.70%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.53%) GeoServer
11 2 (0.35%) Confluence
12 1 (0.18%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.35%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.18%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.18%) InDesign
3 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 72 (12.65%) Magento
2 22 (3.87%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (1.23%) Shopify
4 5 (0.88%) OpenCart
4 5 (0.88%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 120 (21.09%) AWS
2 54 (9.49%) Azure
2 54 (9.49%) SaaS
3 31 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
4 28 (4.92%) GCP
5 22 (3.87%) Amazon S3
6 19 (3.34%) GitHub
7 18 (3.16%) Amazon SQS
8 17 (2.99%) npm
9 16 (2.81%) Yarn
10 14 (2.46%) CloudFront
10 14 (2.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 13 (2.28%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (1.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 7 (1.23%) DigitalOcean
13 7 (1.23%) Google Analytics
13 7 (1.23%) PaaS
13 7 (1.23%) Serverless
14 6 (1.05%) Cloudflare
14 6 (1.05%) Mailgun
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.75%) SSL
2 21 (3.69%) Internet
3 4 (0.70%) DNS
4 2 (0.35%) HTTP
4 2 (0.35%) MQTT
4 2 (0.35%) Network Security
4 2 (0.35%) VPN
5 1 (0.18%) BGP
5 1 (0.18%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.18%) Firewall
5 1 (0.18%) OSPF
5 1 (0.18%) RS-422
5 1 (0.18%) VLAN
5 1 (0.18%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (66.26%) MySQL
2 102 (17.93%) NoSQL
3 96 (16.87%) MongoDB
4 50 (8.79%) MariaDB
5 41 (7.21%) Redis
6 33 (5.80%) Relational Database
7 27 (4.75%) Amazon RDS
8 23 (4.04%) SQL Server
9 20 (3.51%) Couchbase
10 18 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (2.46%) CouchDB
12 10 (1.76%) Amazon Aurora
13 5 (0.88%) Big Data
13 5 (0.88%) GIS
13 5 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.70%) MySQL Workbench
15 2 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.35%) InfluxDB
15 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 1 (0.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 233 (40.95%) Git (software)
2 60 (10.54%) JIRA
3 40 (7.03%) PHPUnit
4 34 (5.98%) Jenkins
5 22 (3.87%) webpack
6 16 (2.81%) Bitbucket
7 13 (2.28%) PhpStorm
8 8 (1.41%) GitLab
8 8 (1.41%) gulp
9 7 (1.23%) Grunt
9 7 (1.23%) Visual Studio
10 6 (1.05%) Android Studio
10 6 (1.05%) Xcode
11 5 (0.88%) Babel
12 4 (0.70%) Selenium
12 4 (0.70%) Visual Studio Code
12 4 (0.70%) Xdebug
13 3 (0.53%) Mocha
14 2 (0.35%) Postman
14 2 (0.35%) Subversion
General
1 99 (17.40%) Social Skills
2 84 (14.76%) Finance
3 76 (13.36%) Marketing
4 31 (5.45%) Manufacturing
5 30 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (5.27%) Retail
6 15 (2.64%) Organisational Skills
7 11 (1.93%) Public Sector
8 10 (1.76%) Electronics
9 9 (1.58%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.05%) Publishing
11 5 (0.88%) Games
12 4 (0.70%) Local Government
13 3 (0.53%) Wearables
14 2 (0.35%) Back Office
14 2 (0.35%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 2 (0.35%) Legal
15 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.18%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 449 (78.91%) Developer
2 275 (48.33%) PHP Developer
3 133 (23.37%) Senior Developer
4 93 (16.34%) Senior PHP Developer
5 72 (12.65%) Software Developer
6 66 (11.60%) PHP Laravel Developer
7 61 (10.72%) Web Developer
8 56 (9.84%) Full Stack Developer
9 40 (7.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 36 (6.33%) React Developer
11 32 (5.62%) E-Commerce Developer
12 30 (5.27%) Senior Software Developer
13 27 (4.75%) PHP Web Developer
14 26 (4.57%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
14 26 (4.57%) JavaScript Developer
15 24 (4.22%) MySQL Developer
16 23 (4.04%) Backend Developer
17 21 (3.69%) Software Engineer
18 20 (3.51%) Senior Web Developer
19 19 (3.34%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 313 (55.01%) HTML
2 306 (53.78%) CSS
3 219 (38.49%) Laravel
4 153 (26.89%) Vue.js
5 152 (26.71%) React
6 120 (21.09%) LAMP
7 114 (20.04%) jQuery
8 99 (17.40%) Symfony
9 98 (17.22%) RESTful
10 94 (16.52%) REST
11 84 (14.76%) AngularJS
12 76 (13.36%) Node.js
13 75 (13.18%) SOAP
14 74 (13.01%) Sass
15 56 (9.84%) HTML5
16 49 (8.61%) .NET
16 49 (8.61%) JSON
17 47 (8.26%) CSS3
18 43 (7.56%) Web Services
19 42 (7.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.60%) Mobile App
2 47 (8.26%) User Experience
3 22 (3.87%) PKI
4 19 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (2.46%) Legacy Code
6 8 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (1.23%) EPoS
7 7 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (0.88%) Social Media
9 4 (0.70%) Legacy Systems
10 3 (0.53%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.53%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.53%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.35%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.35%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.35%) NHS
12 1 (0.18%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.18%) PlayStation
12 1 (0.18%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 154 (27.07%) Linux
2 29 (5.10%) Ubuntu
3 25 (4.39%) Android
3 25 (4.39%) Apple iOS
4 9 (1.58%) Windows
5 4 (0.70%) CentOS
5 4 (0.70%) Debian
6 2 (0.35%) Unix
7 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (27.24%) MVC
2 145 (25.48%) E-Commerce
3 136 (23.90%) Web Development
4 120 (21.09%) DevOps
5 104 (18.28%) Problem-Solving
6 97 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
7 88 (15.47%) OO
8 71 (12.48%) OOP
9 69 (12.13%) Software Engineering
10 61 (10.72%) Front End Development
11 60 (10.54%) Unit Testing
12 56 (9.84%) Fintech
13 53 (9.31%) OO PHP
13 53 (9.31%) Time Management
14 51 (8.96%) Scrum
15 48 (8.44%) Microservices
16 47 (8.26%) TDD
17 39 (6.85%) CRM
17 39 (6.85%) Test Automation
18 38 (6.68%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 424 (74.52%) JavaScript
2 86 (15.11%) SQL
3 64 (11.25%) Bash Shell
4 53 (9.31%) TypeScript
5 35 (6.15%) ES6
6 32 (5.62%) C#
6 32 (5.62%) Python
7 30 (5.27%) Java
8 27 (4.75%) Go
9 26 (4.57%) PHP 7
10 20 (3.51%) Shell Script
11 19 (3.34%) ES7
12 13 (2.28%) C
13 12 (2.11%) Kotlin
14 11 (1.93%) C++
15 10 (1.76%) Apple Swift
16 6 (1.05%) Perl
17 5 (0.88%) Ruby
18 4 (0.70%) PowerShell
19 1 (0.18%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 10 (1.76%) Degree
2 7 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.88%) SC Cleared
3 5 (0.88%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.53%) MCSD
5 1 (0.18%) CCNP
5 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.92%) PCI DSS
2 23 (4.04%) QA
3 20 (3.51%) Accessibility
4 7 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.70%) GDPR
6 2 (0.35%) SLA
7 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 131 (23.02%) Docker
2 3 (0.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 39 (6.85%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.41%) Ansible
2 8 (1.41%) Terraform
3 3 (0.53%) SCCM
4 2 (0.35%) cPanel
4 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.35%) Puppet
5 1 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.18%) FlexNet
5 1 (0.18%) Kibana
5 1 (0.18%) Nagios
5 1 (0.18%) Plesk
Vendors
1 38 (6.68%) Google
2 32 (5.62%) Microsoft
3 22 (3.87%) WooCommerce
4 16 (2.81%) Zend
5 9 (1.58%) SAP
6 6 (1.05%) Rackspace
7 5 (0.88%) Netlify
7 5 (0.88%) Oracle
8 4 (0.70%) PayPal
8 4 (0.70%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.35%) Adobe
9 2 (0.35%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.35%) Progress
9 2 (0.35%) Sun
10 1 (0.18%) Apple
10 1 (0.18%) EMC
10 1 (0.18%) ESRI
10 1 (0.18%) Sage
10 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.18%) VMware