Period
to 12 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 12 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 41 49 46
Rank change year-on-year +8 -3 -8
Permanent jobs citing PHP 1,962 4,089 5,077
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.59% 4.98% 5.28%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.05% 9.45% 9.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,902 3,938 4,676
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £58,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 19,519 43,270 53,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 55.60% 52.73% 55.68%
Number of salaries quoted 16,079 34,822 44,904
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing PHP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in the UK excluding London

PHP
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PHP in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for PHP in the UK excluding London

PHP
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing PHP in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Salary histogram for PHP in the UK excluding London

PHP
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 12 August 2020. 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
North of England +12 613 £40,000 - 203
South East +8 542 £45,000 +2.27% 80
South West +15 329 £40,000 - 89
North West +1 315 £40,000 - 100
Yorkshire +31 244 £40,000 - 82
Midlands -8 216 £40,000 +6.67% 77
East of England +20 155 £40,000 -11.11% 46
West Midlands -5 131 £38,750 +3.33% 33
East Midlands 0 84 £40,000 +14.29% 44
Scotland +36 74 £38,500 +10.00% 21
North East +9 54 £42,500 +6.25% 21
Wales -28 29 £36,000 -2.70% 24
Northern Ireland +8 4 - - 1
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for PHP.

1 1,324 (67.48%) JavaScript
2 1,011 (51.53%) HTML
3 995 (50.71%) MySQL
4 965 (49.18%) CSS
5 640 (32.62%) Laravel
6 561 (28.59%) Agile Software Development
7 557 (28.39%) Git (software)
8 545 (27.78%) Linux
9 478 (24.36%) MVC
10 466 (23.75%) Web Development
11 403 (20.54%) jQuery
12 383 (19.52%) OOP
13 325 (16.56%) Node.js
14 322 (16.41%) LAMP
15 321 (16.36%) Python
15 321 (16.36%) AWS
16 319 (16.26%) OO
17 318 (16.21%) Symfony
18 310 (15.80%) AngularJS
19 308 (15.70%) SQL
20 300 (15.29%) Docker
21 279 (14.22%) Vue.js
22 277 (14.12%) Java
23 274 (13.97%) React
24 256 (13.05%) E-Commerce
25 254 (12.95%) HTML5
26 236 (12.03%) Software Engineering
27 234 (11.93%) REST
28 217 (11.06%) Web Services
29 213 (10.86%) Problem-Solving

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 176 (8.97%) WordPress
2 171 (8.72%) Apache
3 149 (7.59%) CMS
4 79 (4.03%) Elasticsearch
5 73 (3.72%) nginx
6 34 (1.73%) Drupal
7 27 (1.38%) Confluence
8 26 (1.33%) Joomla!
9 18 (0.92%) Apache Solr
10 11 (0.56%) ExpressionEngine
10 11 (0.56%) Jadu
11 10 (0.51%) Tomcat
12 8 (0.41%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.36%) IIS
13 7 (0.36%) SilverStripe
14 6 (0.31%) Liferay
14 6 (0.31%) Moodle
15 5 (0.25%) ColdFusion
16 4 (0.20%) Apache Spark
16 4 (0.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 27 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (0.87%) Photoshop
3 13 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 13 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (0.51%) Sketch
5 6 (0.31%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.051%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 166 (8.46%) Magento
2 25 (1.27%) Payment Gateway
3 23 (1.17%) Shopify
4 14 (0.71%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.36%) OpenCart
6 6 (0.31%) Eloqua
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.10%) assyst
9 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.051%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 321 (16.36%) AWS
2 144 (7.34%) Azure
3 140 (7.14%) SaaS
4 66 (3.36%) GitHub
5 62 (3.16%) GCP
6 53 (2.70%) Serverless
7 47 (2.40%) AWS Lambda
8 46 (2.34%) npm
9 35 (1.78%) PaaS
10 23 (1.17%) IaaS
11 20 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
12 19 (0.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 18 (0.92%) Yarn
14 17 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
15 15 (0.76%) Amazon SQS
16 12 (0.61%) Amazon S3
16 12 (0.61%) OpenShift
17 11 (0.56%) Google Analytics
18 8 (0.41%) Amazon ECS
19 7 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 34 (1.73%) HTTP
2 31 (1.58%) Network Security
3 30 (1.53%) Internet
4 24 (1.22%) DNS
5 21 (1.07%) Firewall
6 17 (0.87%) TCP/IP
7 13 (0.66%) Skype
8 11 (0.56%) VPN
9 10 (0.51%) SSL
10 9 (0.46%) SSH
11 8 (0.41%) VoIP
11 8 (0.41%) Wireless
12 7 (0.36%) Intranet
12 7 (0.36%) Intrusion Detection
12 7 (0.36%) LAN
12 7 (0.36%) WAN
13 6 (0.31%) Bluetooth
14 5 (0.25%) SMTP
15 4 (0.20%) tcpdump
15 4 (0.20%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 995 (50.71%) MySQL
2 160 (8.15%) SQL Server
3 111 (5.66%) Redis
4 106 (5.40%) NoSQL
5 105 (5.35%) MongoDB
6 64 (3.26%) Relational Database
7 60 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
8 38 (1.94%) MariaDB
9 19 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 18 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
11 16 (0.82%) InterSystems Cache
12 15 (0.76%) Big Data
13 13 (0.66%) Couchbase
14 12 (0.61%) MS Access
15 11 (0.56%) RDBMS
16 10 (0.51%) BigQuery
17 6 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 5 (0.25%) Amazon Aurora
18 5 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
18 5 (0.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 557 (28.39%) Git (software)
2 102 (5.20%) JIRA
3 97 (4.94%) PHPUnit
4 95 (4.84%) Jenkins
5 77 (3.92%) webpack
6 66 (3.36%) Selenium
6 66 (3.36%) Subversion
7 64 (3.26%) gulp
8 47 (2.40%) Bitbucket
9 45 (2.29%) Grunt
10 28 (1.43%) Xcode
11 21 (1.07%) Vagrant
12 20 (1.02%) Visual Studio
13 17 (0.87%) Cucumber
14 16 (0.82%) GitLab
15 14 (0.71%) Android Studio
16 13 (0.66%) git-flow
16 13 (0.66%) Mercurial
17 12 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 11 (0.56%) Postman
General
1 157 (8.00%) Retail
2 145 (7.39%) Marketing
3 122 (6.22%) Finance
4 58 (2.96%) Games
5 30 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 28 (1.43%) Public Sector
7 20 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.66%) Automotive
9 12 (0.61%) Digital Economy
9 12 (0.61%) Electronics
10 10 (0.51%) Advertising
11 8 (0.41%) Law
12 7 (0.36%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.25%) Back Office
13 5 (0.25%) Legal
14 4 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.20%) Publishing
15 3 (0.15%) Police
16 2 (0.10%) Local Government
16 2 (0.10%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1,557 (79.36%) Developer
2 918 (46.79%) PHP Developer
3 261 (13.30%) Senior Developer
4 193 (9.84%) Web Developer
5 165 (8.41%) Senior PHP Developer
6 154 (7.85%) Full Stack Developer
7 140 (7.14%) Software Developer
8 104 (5.30%) Software Engineer
9 100 (5.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 94 (4.79%) PHP Web Developer
11 88 (4.49%) Backend Developer
12 82 (4.18%) JavaScript Developer
13 71 (3.62%) Magento Developer
14 62 (3.16%) DevOps Engineer
15 59 (3.01%) Junior
15 59 (3.01%) LAMP Developer
15 59 (3.01%) Lead Developer
15 59 (3.01%) PHP Laravel Developer
16 52 (2.65%) Junior Developer
17 47 (2.40%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,011 (51.53%) HTML
2 965 (49.18%) CSS
3 640 (32.62%) Laravel
4 403 (20.54%) jQuery
5 325 (16.56%) Node.js
6 322 (16.41%) LAMP
7 318 (16.21%) Symfony
8 310 (15.80%) AngularJS
9 279 (14.22%) Vue.js
10 274 (13.97%) React
11 254 (12.95%) HTML5
12 234 (11.93%) REST
13 217 (11.06%) Web Services
14 201 (10.24%) RESTful
15 182 (9.28%) CSS3
16 164 (8.36%) Sass
17 151 (7.70%) SOAP
18 148 (7.54%) .NET
19 142 (7.24%) XML
20 130 (6.63%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 182 (9.28%) User Experience
2 180 (9.17%) Mobile App
3 101 (5.15%) Greenfield Project
4 84 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
5 80 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
7 32 (1.63%) Algorithms
8 28 (1.43%) Data Centre
9 23 (1.17%) Data Structures
10 18 (0.92%) NHS
11 13 (0.66%) Management Information System
11 13 (0.66%) Replication
12 12 (0.61%) iPad
12 12 (0.61%) Virtual Team
13 10 (0.51%) Blog
13 10 (0.51%) W3C
14 8 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.41%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.41%) Social Media
15 7 (0.36%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 545 (27.78%) Linux
2 119 (6.07%) Android
3 102 (5.20%) Apple iOS
4 65 (3.31%) Windows
5 59 (3.01%) CentOS
6 45 (2.29%) Ubuntu
7 32 (1.63%) Unix
8 24 (1.22%) Windows Server
9 18 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (0.76%) Debian
11 11 (0.56%) Mac OS
12 9 (0.46%) Amazon Linux
13 8 (0.41%) FreeBSD
13 8 (0.41%) FreeNAS
13 8 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.36%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.31%) Windows Server 2016
16 3 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
17 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.051%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 561 (28.59%) Agile Software Development
2 478 (24.36%) MVC
3 466 (23.75%) Web Development
4 383 (19.52%) OOP
5 319 (16.26%) OO
6 256 (13.05%) E-Commerce
7 236 (12.03%) Software Engineering
8 213 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
9 204 (10.40%) DevOps
10 182 (9.28%) TDD
11 177 (9.02%) Front End Development
12 147 (7.49%) OO PHP
13 130 (6.63%) Test Automation
14 125 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
15 114 (5.81%) Microservices
16 104 (5.30%) Scrum
17 102 (5.20%) Open Source
18 100 (5.10%) Mentoring
19 91 (4.64%) Computer Science
20 89 (4.54%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 1,324 (67.48%) JavaScript
2 321 (16.36%) Python
3 308 (15.70%) SQL
4 277 (14.12%) Java
5 166 (8.46%) C#
6 100 (5.10%) PHP 7
7 95 (4.84%) Ruby
8 78 (3.98%) Go
9 69 (3.52%) C
10 63 (3.21%) Objective-C
11 60 (3.06%) TypeScript
12 57 (2.91%) Bash Shell
13 56 (2.85%) Perl
14 53 (2.70%) ES6
15 51 (2.60%) Apple Swift
16 46 (2.34%) C++
17 40 (2.04%) PHP 5
18 36 (1.83%) PowerShell
19 19 (0.97%) Kotlin
20 16 (0.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 124 (6.32%) Degree
2 64 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (0.56%) Security Cleared
4 6 (0.31%) Analytics IQ
4 6 (0.31%) DV Cleared
5 5 (0.25%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.20%) ISEB
6 4 (0.20%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.15%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.15%) CCNP
7 3 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.15%) Numerate Degree
8 2 (0.10%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.10%) HND
8 2 (0.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.051%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.051%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.051%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.051%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.36%) QA
2 16 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (0.76%) GDPR
4 13 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.41%) HIPAA
6 8 (0.41%) SLA
7 5 (0.25%) PMO
8 1 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 300 (15.29%) Docker
2 30 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (0.66%) vSphere
4 9 (0.46%) KVM
5 6 (0.31%) vCloud
6 5 (0.25%) Active Directory
6 5 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.15%) Firmware
7 3 (0.15%) iptables
7 3 (0.15%) LXC
7 3 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.051%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (0.051%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.051%) NFS
9 1 (0.051%) pfSense
9 1 (0.051%) Samba
9 1 (0.051%) XenApp
9 1 (0.051%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 118 (6.01%) Kubernetes
2 67 (3.41%) Ansible
3 36 (1.83%) Terraform
4 25 (1.27%) Puppet
5 24 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (0.76%) cPanel
7 9 (0.46%) Proxmox
8 4 (0.20%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.20%) Kibana
8 4 (0.20%) logstash
8 4 (0.20%) Nagios
8 4 (0.20%) Packer
9 3 (0.15%) Fluentd
9 3 (0.15%) Munin
9 3 (0.15%) OSSEC
10 2 (0.10%) Amdocs OSS
10 2 (0.10%) Grafana
10 2 (0.10%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.10%) Icinga
10 2 (0.10%) Observium
Vendors
1 199 (10.14%) Zend
2 69 (3.52%) Microsoft
3 63 (3.21%) Google
4 38 (1.94%) Oracle
5 33 (1.68%) VMware
6 28 (1.43%) Atlassian
7 25 (1.27%) Red Hat
8 23 (1.17%) Adobe
8 23 (1.17%) Percona
9 16 (0.82%) Xamarin
10 12 (0.61%) Cisco
11 10 (0.51%) WooCommerce
12 9 (0.46%) Rackspace
12 9 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.41%) SaltStack
14 7 (0.36%) Citrix
14 7 (0.36%) HubSpot
15 6 (0.31%) HP
15 6 (0.31%) Juniper
15 6 (0.31%) Marketo