Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
England > South West
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 34 50
Rank change year-on-year -5 +16 -12
Permanent jobs citing PHP 468 248 558
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South West 6.33% 7.28% 5.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.87% 12.12% 9.88%
Number of salaries quoted 408 216 489
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
75th Percentile £59,062 £50,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £57,621 £52,500
England 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 the South West with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 3,943 2,046 5,645
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 53.33% 60.09% 58.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2,612 1,727 4,637
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,280 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £55,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £67,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% +3.96%

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 28 October 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 28 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
Bristol -3 196 £50,000 +17.65% 31
Dorset -5 124 £42,500 - 8
Somerset +20 69 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Wiltshire +13 29 £48,750 -2.50% 12
Devon -21 20 £40,000 - 12
Gloucestershire -60 17 £37,500 -16.67% 8
Cornwall -14 13 £43,750 +75.00%
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South West region with a requirement for PHP.

1 340 (72.65%) JavaScript
2 260 (55.56%) MySQL
3 241 (51.50%) HTML
4 221 (47.22%) CSS
5 180 (38.46%) Git (software)
6 152 (32.48%) Laravel
7 126 (26.92%) Linux
8 123 (26.28%) MVC
9 118 (25.21%) Docker
9 118 (25.21%) React
10 114 (24.36%) AWS
11 106 (22.65%) Full Stack Development
12 102 (21.79%) Software Engineering
13 101 (21.58%) LAMP
14 100 (21.37%) E-Commerce
15 98 (20.94%) DevOps
16 93 (19.87%) NoSQL
17 92 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
18 89 (19.02%) SQL
19 85 (18.16%) Problem-Solving
20 84 (17.95%) Node.js
21 81 (17.31%) Social Skills
22 79 (16.88%) OO
22 79 (16.88%) jQuery
23 78 (16.67%) MongoDB
24 77 (16.45%) Web Development
25 76 (16.24%) Vue.js
26 71 (15.17%) Unit Testing
27 70 (14.96%) Marketing
27 70 (14.96%) Symfony

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 57 (12.18%) WordPress
2 41 (8.76%) CMS
3 30 (6.41%) Apache
4 26 (5.56%) Apache Solr
5 20 (4.27%) Elasticsearch
5 20 (4.27%) nginx
6 14 (2.99%) Drupal
7 4 (0.85%) IBM Domino
7 4 (0.85%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.43%) Confluence
8 2 (0.43%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.21%) Mendix
Applications
1 4 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (0.64%) Adobe XD
3 2 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.21%) Figma
Business Applications
1 38 (8.12%) Magento
2 26 (5.56%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.64%) Shopify
4 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 114 (24.36%) AWS
2 60 (12.82%) SaaS
3 36 (7.69%) Azure
4 34 (7.26%) GCP
5 20 (4.27%) GitHub
6 18 (3.85%) Amazon S3
7 17 (3.63%) AWS CloudFormation
8 15 (3.21%) Firebase
9 14 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (2.14%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (2.14%) Rackspace Cloud
11 9 (1.92%) IaaS
12 8 (1.71%) Serverless
12 8 (1.71%) Stripe
13 6 (1.28%) Amazon ECS
13 6 (1.28%) CloudFront
13 6 (1.28%) Google Analytics
13 6 (1.28%) npm
13 6 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (1.07%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 25 (5.34%) Internet
1 25 (5.34%) SSL
2 4 (0.85%) HTTP
3 3 (0.64%) VPN
4 2 (0.43%) BGP
4 2 (0.43%) Firewall
4 2 (0.43%) MQTT
4 2 (0.43%) OSPF
4 2 (0.43%) VLAN
4 2 (0.43%) VXLAN
5 1 (0.21%) DNS
5 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.21%) Network Security
5 1 (0.21%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (55.56%) MySQL
2 93 (19.87%) NoSQL
3 78 (16.67%) MongoDB
4 51 (10.90%) MariaDB
5 39 (8.33%) Redis
6 32 (6.84%) Relational Database
7 24 (5.13%) Couchbase
8 23 (4.91%) CouchDB
9 20 (4.27%) SQL Server
10 10 (2.14%) Amazon Aurora
10 10 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.85%) Amazon Athena
13 2 (0.43%) Big Data
13 2 (0.43%) InfluxDB
14 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 180 (38.46%) Git (software)
2 59 (12.61%) JIRA
3 45 (9.62%) PHPUnit
4 37 (7.91%) Jenkins
5 20 (4.27%) webpack
6 18 (3.85%) Bitbucket
7 9 (1.92%) Selenium
8 5 (1.07%) Babel
8 5 (1.07%) Mercurial
9 4 (0.85%) CircleCI
9 4 (0.85%) GoCD
9 4 (0.85%) gulp
9 4 (0.85%) PhpStorm
9 4 (0.85%) Xdebug
10 3 (0.64%) GitLab
10 3 (0.64%) Grunt
10 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.43%) Cypress.io
11 2 (0.43%) Postman
11 2 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 81 (17.31%) Social Skills
2 70 (14.96%) Marketing
3 57 (12.18%) Finance
4 24 (5.13%) Manufacturing
5 21 (4.49%) Public Sector
6 17 (3.63%) Retail
7 15 (3.21%) Electronics
7 15 (3.21%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.71%) Organisational Skills
9 6 (1.28%) Wearables
10 5 (1.07%) Publishing
11 4 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (0.64%) Games
13 2 (0.43%) Automotive
14 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 353 (75.43%) Developer
2 239 (51.07%) PHP Developer
3 91 (19.44%) Senior Developer
4 59 (12.61%) Senior PHP Developer
5 44 (9.40%) PHP Laravel Developer
6 33 (7.05%) Web Developer
7 32 (6.84%) Software Developer
8 31 (6.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 28 (5.98%) React Developer
10 26 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
11 24 (5.13%) Lead Developer
12 22 (4.70%) Backend Developer
13 20 (4.27%) MySQL Developer
14 18 (3.85%) Senior Software Developer
15 17 (3.63%) E-Commerce Developer
15 17 (3.63%) Lead PHP Developer
15 17 (3.63%) Software Engineer
16 16 (3.42%) E-Commerce PHP Developer
17 15 (3.21%) PHP MySQL Developer
18 13 (2.78%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 241 (51.50%) HTML
2 221 (47.22%) CSS
3 152 (32.48%) Laravel
4 118 (25.21%) React
5 101 (21.58%) LAMP
6 84 (17.95%) Node.js
7 79 (16.88%) jQuery
8 76 (16.24%) Vue.js
9 70 (14.96%) Symfony
10 69 (14.74%) REST
11 64 (13.68%) SOAP
12 59 (12.61%) AngularJS
13 54 (11.54%) HTML5
14 52 (11.11%) RESTful
15 51 (10.90%) Sass
16 45 (9.62%) JSON
17 40 (8.55%) XML
18 29 (6.20%) CSS3
19 28 (5.98%) Web Services
20 26 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 68 (14.53%) Mobile App
2 50 (10.68%) User Experience
3 42 (8.97%) Greenfield Project
4 25 (5.34%) PKI
5 15 (3.21%) e-Learning
6 10 (2.14%) Legacy Code
7 8 (1.71%) Social Media
8 6 (1.28%) Smartcard
9 5 (1.07%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.07%) EPoS
9 5 (1.07%) Photography
10 4 (0.85%) iPhone
10 4 (0.85%) NHS
10 4 (0.85%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
11 3 (0.64%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.64%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.43%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 126 (26.92%) Linux
2 30 (6.41%) Android
3 29 (6.20%) Apple iOS
4 13 (2.78%) Ubuntu
5 10 (2.14%) CentOS
6 9 (1.92%) Windows
7 7 (1.50%) Debian
8 5 (1.07%) Unix
9 3 (0.64%) AIX
9 3 (0.64%) HPUX
10 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (26.28%) MVC
2 106 (22.65%) Full Stack Development
3 102 (21.79%) Software Engineering
4 100 (21.37%) E-Commerce
5 98 (20.94%) DevOps
6 92 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
7 85 (18.16%) Problem-Solving
8 79 (16.88%) OO
9 77 (16.45%) Web Development
10 71 (15.17%) Unit Testing
11 57 (12.18%) OOP
12 53 (11.32%) Fintech
13 50 (10.68%) Scrum
14 43 (9.19%) OO PHP
15 42 (8.97%) Test Automation
16 36 (7.69%) Microservices
17 34 (7.26%) Front End Development
17 34 (7.26%) Server Management
18 33 (7.05%) Technology Roadmap
19 32 (6.84%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 340 (72.65%) JavaScript
2 89 (19.02%) SQL
3 55 (11.75%) Bash Shell
4 46 (9.83%) Java
4 46 (9.83%) TypeScript
5 37 (7.91%) Go
6 31 (6.62%) C#
7 28 (5.98%) Python
8 26 (5.56%) ES6
9 18 (3.85%) ES7
10 15 (3.21%) C
11 13 (2.78%) T-SQL
12 12 (2.56%) Dart
13 9 (1.92%) PHP 7
13 9 (1.92%) Ruby
14 7 (1.50%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.28%) Perl
15 6 (1.28%) Shell Script
16 4 (0.85%) C++
17 3 (0.64%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 15 (3.21%) Degree
2 12 (2.56%) HNC
2 12 (2.56%) HND
3 2 (0.43%) CCNP
3 2 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (0.43%) ISTQB
3 2 (0.43%) Postgraduate
3 2 (0.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.43%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.21%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.84%) PCI DSS
2 28 (5.98%) QA
3 10 (2.14%) Accessibility
4 9 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 118 (25.21%) Docker
2 4 (0.85%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.64%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (5.77%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.14%) Ansible
3 9 (1.92%) Terraform
4 7 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.64%) SCCM
6 2 (0.43%) cPanel
6 2 (0.43%) Kibana
6 2 (0.43%) Puppet
6 2 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.21%) Nagios
7 1 (0.21%) Plesk
Vendors
1 35 (7.48%) Google
2 29 (6.20%) Microsoft
3 15 (3.21%) SAP
4 11 (2.35%) WooCommerce
5 10 (2.14%) Rackspace
6 8 (1.71%) Apple
7 4 (0.85%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.85%) Zend
8 3 (0.64%) HP
8 3 (0.64%) IBM
9 2 (0.43%) LogRhythm
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle
9 2 (0.43%) Progress
9 2 (0.43%) Splunk
9 2 (0.43%) VMware
10 1 (0.21%) Atmel
10 1 (0.21%) Dell
10 1 (0.21%) EMC
10 1 (0.21%) Sage
10 1 (0.21%) Sitecore