Period
to 24 February 2021

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 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 33 41 59
Rank change year-on-year +8 +18 -25
Permanent jobs citing PHP 2,564 3,631 3,983
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 6.16% 5.29% 4.77%
As % of the Programming Languages category 11.14% 9.98% 8.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2,824 3,537 3,842
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £43,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year -4.44% +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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 23,023 36,397 45,110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 55.32% 53.04% 54.02%
Number of salaries quoted 19,173 30,241 37,377
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 24 February 2021.

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 24 February 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
North of England +6 736 £40,000 -2.44% 298
South East +4 571 £42,500 -3.41% 127
Midlands +38 458 £40,000 +6.67% 168
South West +4 415 £40,000 - 128
North West +4 351 £40,000 -5.88% 176
Yorkshire +9 329 £40,000 - 92
West Midlands +33 251 £45,000 +18.42% 105
East Midlands +36 203 £37,500 +7.14% 63
Scotland +22 150 £45,000 +5.88% 36
East of England -7 120 £45,000 +12.50% 39
Wales +11 77 £42,500 +13.33% 26
North East -16 56 £43,000 -4.44% 30
Northern Ireland +29 23 £40,000 - 4
Isle of Man - 15 £49,500 - 1
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for PHP.

1 1,869 (72.89%) JavaScript
2 1,449 (56.51%) HTML
3 1,393 (54.33%) CSS
4 1,241 (48.40%) MySQL
5 993 (38.73%) Laravel
6 813 (31.71%) Git (software)
7 746 (29.10%) Web Development
8 640 (24.96%) Agile Software Development
9 566 (22.07%) MVC
10 541 (21.10%) SQL
11 508 (19.81%) Vue.js
12 506 (19.73%) Linux
13 480 (18.72%) Docker
14 479 (18.68%) jQuery
15 478 (18.64%) React
16 476 (18.56%) HTML5
17 446 (17.39%) Symfony
18 439 (17.12%) AWS
19 438 (17.08%) Python
20 422 (16.46%) E-Commerce
21 402 (15.68%) AngularJS
22 390 (15.21%) OOP
23 357 (13.92%) Node.js
24 337 (13.14%) OO
25 333 (12.99%) CSS3
26 323 (12.60%) Java
27 296 (11.54%) WordPress
28 282 (11.00%) Front End Development
29 277 (10.80%) LAMP
30 276 (10.76%) C#

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
1 296 (11.54%) WordPress
2 170 (6.63%) CMS
3 108 (4.21%) Apache
4 96 (3.74%) Drupal
5 52 (2.03%) nginx
6 49 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
7 22 (0.86%) Joomla!
8 21 (0.82%) Apache Solr
9 14 (0.55%) SugarCRM
10 13 (0.51%) Tomcat
11 11 (0.43%) Confluence
11 11 (0.43%) IIS
12 10 (0.39%) Jadu
13 9 (0.35%) ColdFusion
13 9 (0.35%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.20%) Moodle
15 4 (0.16%) GeoServer
15 4 (0.16%) SharePoint
16 3 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
16 3 (0.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 58 (2.26%) Photoshop
2 29 (1.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 10 (0.39%) Adobe XD
5 9 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (0.16%) Gliffy
6 4 (0.16%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.12%) InDesign
8 2 (0.078%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.078%) Sketch
8 2 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.039%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.039%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 209 (8.15%) Magento
2 56 (2.18%) Shopify
3 30 (1.17%) Payment Gateway
4 26 (1.01%) OpenCart
5 3 (0.12%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.078%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.039%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 439 (17.12%) AWS
2 223 (8.70%) Azure
3 126 (4.91%) SaaS
4 87 (3.39%) GCP
5 80 (3.12%) GitHub
6 57 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
7 46 (1.79%) Datadog
7 46 (1.79%) Pulumi
8 31 (1.21%) Serverless
9 27 (1.05%) npm
10 24 (0.94%) Google Analytics
11 18 (0.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 18 (0.70%) Amazon S3
12 17 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
12 17 (0.66%) PaaS
13 15 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
14 14 (0.55%) Amazon ECS
15 12 (0.47%) CloudFront
16 10 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 10 (0.39%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 40 (1.56%) Internet
2 29 (1.13%) HTTP
3 22 (0.86%) DNS
4 19 (0.74%) Network Security
5 16 (0.62%) VPN
6 14 (0.55%) Firewall
7 10 (0.39%) OpenVPN
8 8 (0.31%) Broadband
8 8 (0.31%) Wireless
9 7 (0.27%) SSL
10 6 (0.23%) HTTPS
11 5 (0.20%) SMTP
11 5 (0.20%) SSH
11 5 (0.20%) VoIP
11 5 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (0.16%) Intranet
12 4 (0.16%) SNMP
12 4 (0.16%) TCP/IP
13 3 (0.12%) IPsec
13 3 (0.12%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,241 (48.40%) MySQL
2 174 (6.79%) MongoDB
3 151 (5.89%) NoSQL
4 135 (5.27%) PostgreSQL
5 132 (5.15%) SQL Server
6 106 (4.13%) Redis
7 91 (3.55%) Relational Database
8 63 (2.46%) MariaDB
9 50 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
10 46 (1.79%) Cosmos DB
11 42 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
12 24 (0.94%) Big Data
13 19 (0.74%) RDBMS
14 17 (0.66%) GIS
15 14 (0.55%) Couchbase
16 9 (0.35%) Oracle Database
17 7 (0.27%) InterSystems Cache
18 5 (0.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 5 (0.20%) Apache Hive
18 5 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 813 (31.71%) Git (software)
2 115 (4.49%) Jenkins
3 101 (3.94%) PHPUnit
4 98 (3.82%) JIRA
5 61 (2.38%) webpack
6 59 (2.30%) Selenium
7 58 (2.26%) Subversion
8 51 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
9 50 (1.95%) Bitbucket
9 50 (1.95%) gulp
10 28 (1.09%) GitLab
10 28 (1.09%) Grunt
11 24 (0.94%) Vagrant
12 18 (0.70%) Cypress.io
13 12 (0.47%) Postman
13 12 (0.47%) TeamCity
14 9 (0.35%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.27%) Mercurial
15 7 (0.27%) PhpStorm
16 6 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 183 (7.14%) Finance
2 171 (6.67%) Marketing
3 141 (5.50%) Retail
4 75 (2.93%) Games
5 74 (2.89%) Multimedia
6 37 (1.44%) Law
7 33 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 30 (1.17%) Telecoms
9 27 (1.05%) Public Sector
10 25 (0.98%) Banking
11 18 (0.70%) Back Office
12 14 (0.55%) Publishing
13 13 (0.51%) Legal
14 12 (0.47%) Automotive
14 12 (0.47%) Local Government
15 8 (0.31%) Electronics
15 8 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.23%) Advertising
16 6 (0.23%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.20%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 2,127 (82.96%) Developer
2 1,190 (46.41%) PHP Developer
3 344 (13.42%) Web Developer
4 325 (12.68%) Senior Developer
5 324 (12.64%) Full Stack Developer
6 225 (8.78%) Senior PHP Developer
7 196 (7.64%) PHP Laravel Developer
8 171 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 159 (6.20%) Software Developer
10 137 (5.34%) JavaScript Developer
11 121 (4.72%) Junior
12 115 (4.49%) Software Engineer
13 114 (4.45%) PHP Web Developer
14 104 (4.06%) Junior Developer
15 96 (3.74%) Backend Developer
16 88 (3.43%) Lead Developer
16 88 (3.43%) Magento Developer
17 84 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
18 76 (2.96%) Trainee Developer
19 74 (2.89%) Trainee Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,449 (56.51%) HTML
2 1,393 (54.33%) CSS
3 993 (38.73%) Laravel
4 508 (19.81%) Vue.js
5 479 (18.68%) jQuery
6 478 (18.64%) React
7 476 (18.56%) HTML5
8 446 (17.39%) Symfony
9 402 (15.68%) AngularJS
10 357 (13.92%) Node.js
11 333 (12.99%) CSS3
12 277 (10.80%) LAMP
13 242 (9.44%) Sass
14 235 (9.17%) Web Services
15 227 (8.85%) REST
16 224 (8.74%) RESTful
17 128 (4.99%) .NET
18 126 (4.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 118 (4.60%) JSON
20 104 (4.06%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 222 (8.66%) Greenfield Project
2 163 (6.36%) User Experience
3 114 (4.45%) Linux Command Line
4 109 (4.25%) Mobile App
5 96 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (0.66%) Virtual Team
9 16 (0.62%) Management Information System
9 16 (0.62%) Social Media
10 11 (0.43%) Data Structures
11 10 (0.39%) e-Learning
11 10 (0.39%) Xbox
12 9 (0.35%) EPoS
13 8 (0.31%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.31%) Blog
13 8 (0.31%) NHS
13 8 (0.31%) Smart Energy
14 7 (0.27%) W3C
15 6 (0.23%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 506 (19.73%) Linux
2 71 (2.77%) Windows
3 61 (2.38%) Android
4 57 (2.22%) Apple iOS
5 37 (1.44%) CentOS
5 37 (1.44%) Ubuntu
6 28 (1.09%) Unix
7 22 (0.86%) Windows Server
8 21 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.27%) Debian
10 5 (0.20%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (0.12%) Amazon Linux
12 3 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.078%) Fedora
13 2 (0.078%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.078%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.039%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.039%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 746 (29.10%) Web Development
2 640 (24.96%) Agile Software Development
3 566 (22.07%) MVC
4 422 (16.46%) E-Commerce
5 390 (15.21%) OOP
6 337 (13.14%) OO
7 282 (11.00%) Front End Development
8 276 (10.76%) DevOps
8 276 (10.76%) Problem-Solving
9 215 (8.39%) Software Engineering
10 190 (7.41%) TDD
11 157 (6.12%) Scrum
12 156 (6.08%) Microservices
13 139 (5.42%) Unit Testing
14 132 (5.15%) OO PHP
15 117 (4.56%) Mentoring
16 105 (4.10%) Analytics
17 95 (3.71%) Fintech
18 93 (3.63%) Test Automation
19 91 (3.55%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,869 (72.89%) JavaScript
2 541 (21.10%) SQL
3 438 (17.08%) Python
4 323 (12.60%) Java
5 276 (10.76%) C#
6 148 (5.77%) Go
7 126 (4.91%) TypeScript
8 124 (4.84%) PHP 7
9 110 (4.29%) Ruby
10 103 (4.02%) Bash Shell
11 56 (2.18%) ES6
12 52 (2.03%) PowerShell
13 48 (1.87%) Groovy
14 41 (1.60%) C++
15 25 (0.98%) C
16 24 (0.94%) Shell Script
17 23 (0.90%) Perl
18 21 (0.82%) Apple Swift
19 19 (0.74%) Objective-C
20 14 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 107 (4.17%) Degree
2 50 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 26 (1.01%) Security Cleared
4 19 (0.74%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.31%) AWS Certification
6 6 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.20%) CCNP
8 4 (0.16%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.16%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 3 (0.12%) CCNA
9 3 (0.12%) JNCIP
10 2 (0.078%) ISEB
11 1 (0.039%) CEH
11 1 (0.039%) CISSP
11 1 (0.039%) GIAC
11 1 (0.039%) HND
11 1 (0.039%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (3.08%) QA
2 20 (0.78%) SLA
3 15 (0.59%) GDPR
4 6 (0.23%) OpenSCAP
5 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.20%) WCAG
6 1 (0.039%) WAI
System Software
1 480 (18.72%) Docker
2 23 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.27%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.12%) FreeRADIUS
6 2 (0.078%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (0.078%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.078%) NFS
6 2 (0.078%) Postfix
6 2 (0.078%) Varnish
7 1 (0.039%) pfSense
7 1 (0.039%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.039%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 180 (7.02%) Kubernetes
2 95 (3.71%) Terraform
3 82 (3.20%) Ansible
4 56 (2.18%) Prometheus
5 54 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
6 52 (2.03%) Puppet
7 46 (1.79%) Grafana
8 12 (0.47%) Packer
9 10 (0.39%) Graylog
9 10 (0.39%) logstash
9 10 (0.39%) Opsgenie
10 8 (0.31%) HAProxy
10 8 (0.31%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (0.16%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.12%) cPanel
12 3 (0.12%) ITRS Geneos
12 3 (0.12%) Plesk
12 3 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.078%) Capistrano
14 1 (0.039%) Nmap
Vendors
1 192 (7.49%) Zend
2 129 (5.03%) Microsoft
3 101 (3.94%) Google
4 48 (1.87%) New Relic
5 47 (1.83%) SaltStack
6 36 (1.40%) Adobe
7 33 (1.29%) WooCommerce
8 32 (1.25%) Oracle
9 24 (0.94%) VMware
10 23 (0.90%) Red Hat
11 10 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.35%) Intel
12 9 (0.35%) SAP
13 8 (0.31%) Ariba
14 6 (0.23%) Cisco
14 6 (0.23%) DevExpress
14 6 (0.23%) Xamarin
15 5 (0.20%) Atlassian
15 5 (0.20%) Sage
16 4 (0.16%) Juniper