Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 52 35
Rank change year-on-year +8 -17 +3
Permanent jobs citing PHP 3,925 4,312 6,364
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 5.16% 4.86% 6.34%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.78% 8.98% 11.29%
Number of salaries quoted 3,530 3,667 5,677
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £25,000 £24,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 40,133 48,028 56,353
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 52.77% 54.16% 56.17%
Number of salaries quoted 32,944 39,723 47,616
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +0.99%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +5.26%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing PHP as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019. 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
South East +11 1,231 £44,000 +3.53% 188
North of England +5 1,054 £40,000 +5.26% 374
North West +5 641 £40,000 - 192
South West -3 636 £40,000 +6.67% 203
Midlands +12 491 £36,500 +4.29% 169
Yorkshire 0 331 £40,000 +6.67% 125
West Midlands -2 311 £37,500 +7.14% 88
East of England +15 280 £40,000 +14.29% 89
East Midlands +39 180 £35,000 - 81
Scotland -10 141 £42,500 +3.03% 51
Wales -3 87 £37,500 -6.25% 60
North East +19 82 £37,500 +7.14% 57
Northern Ireland +2 14 £40,000 +6.67% 3
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 2,453 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 1,887 (48.08%) HTML
3 1,825 (46.50%) MySQL
4 1,823 (46.45%) CSS
5 1,269 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1,213 (30.90%) Laravel
7 1,002 (25.53%) Linux
8 981 (24.99%) Git (software)
9 977 (24.89%) MVC
10 930 (23.69%) Web Development
11 830 (21.15%) jQuery
12 706 (17.99%) OO
13 656 (16.71%) Python
14 648 (16.51%) SQL
15 633 (16.13%) AngularJS
16 571 (14.55%) OOP
17 568 (14.47%) Node.js
18 567 (14.45%) Java
19 553 (14.09%) Symfony
20 543 (13.83%) LAMP
21 532 (13.55%) AWS
22 503 (12.82%) React
23 496 (12.64%) HTML5
24 481 (12.25%) Docker
25 472 (12.03%) WordPress
26 461 (11.75%) Software Engineering
27 446 (11.36%) TDD
28 419 (10.68%) C#
29 399 (10.17%) Vue.js
30 394 (10.04%) DevOps

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
1 472 (12.03%) WordPress
2 286 (7.29%) CMS
3 249 (6.34%) Apache
4 166 (4.23%) Drupal
5 113 (2.88%) nginx
6 102 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
7 59 (1.50%) Confluence
8 45 (1.15%) SharePoint
9 44 (1.12%) Joomla!
10 34 (0.87%) Apache Solr
11 25 (0.64%) ColdFusion
12 20 (0.51%) Tomcat
13 14 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
14 13 (0.33%) IIS
15 12 (0.31%) Umbraco
16 11 (0.28%) ExpressionEngine
17 10 (0.25%) SugarCRM
18 8 (0.20%) Kentico
19 7 (0.18%) Apache Spark
19 7 (0.18%) Moodle
Applications
1 69 (1.76%) Photoshop
2 43 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 37 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 31 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
5 30 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 18 (0.46%) Sketch
7 13 (0.33%) Adobe XD
8 10 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 8 (0.20%) InVision
10 7 (0.18%) Chatbot
11 5 (0.13%) InDesign
12 4 (0.10%) Acrobat
12 4 (0.10%) Marvel
13 3 (0.076%) HipChat
13 3 (0.076%) Microsoft Project
13 3 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
14 2 (0.051%) MS Visio
15 1 (0.025%) Adobe After Effects
15 1 (0.025%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.025%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 250 (6.37%) Magento
2 54 (1.38%) Payment Gateway
3 21 (0.54%) Shopify
4 12 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
5 10 (0.25%) CiviCRM
6 9 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (0.23%) JDE OneWorld
6 9 (0.23%) SAP ERP
6 9 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
6 9 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 8 (0.20%) OpenCart
8 4 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 2 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.025%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 532 (13.55%) AWS
2 297 (7.57%) SaaS
3 207 (5.27%) Azure
4 186 (4.74%) GitHub
5 88 (2.24%) GCP
6 78 (1.99%) Serverless
7 72 (1.83%) npm
8 43 (1.10%) Office 365
9 40 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
10 27 (0.69%) Power Platform
11 26 (0.66%) Google Analytics
11 26 (0.66%) PaaS
12 25 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
13 23 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
14 22 (0.56%) Azure Stack
14 22 (0.56%) OneDrive
15 20 (0.51%) Slack
16 17 (0.43%) IaaS
17 16 (0.41%) Amazon S3
18 14 (0.36%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 71 (1.81%) Internet
2 66 (1.68%) DNS
3 61 (1.55%) TCP/IP
4 53 (1.35%) Firewall
5 37 (0.94%) HTTP
6 32 (0.82%) Extranet
7 30 (0.76%) Skype
8 26 (0.66%) SSH
9 24 (0.61%) NetScaler
10 23 (0.59%) DHCP
11 19 (0.48%) Network Security
12 18 (0.46%) VPN
13 13 (0.33%) SSL
13 13 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (0.28%) Intranet
15 10 (0.25%) Wireless
16 9 (0.23%) BGP
16 9 (0.23%) LAN
17 8 (0.20%) SMTP
18 7 (0.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,825 (46.50%) MySQL
2 337 (8.59%) SQL Server
3 165 (4.20%) MongoDB
4 145 (3.69%) Relational Database
5 140 (3.57%) NoSQL
6 133 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
7 120 (3.06%) Redis
8 73 (1.86%) MariaDB
9 59 (1.50%) Big Data
10 27 (0.69%) Power BI
11 22 (0.56%) GIS
12 21 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 20 (0.51%) RDBMS
14 17 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
16 12 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
16 12 (0.31%) QlikView
16 12 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 12 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 11 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 981 (24.99%) Git (software)
2 258 (6.57%) JIRA
3 162 (4.13%) Jenkins
4 110 (2.80%) Subversion
5 101 (2.57%) PHPUnit
6 85 (2.17%) webpack
7 81 (2.06%) gulp
8 79 (2.01%) Bitbucket
9 78 (1.99%) Visual Studio
10 66 (1.68%) Selenium
11 63 (1.61%) GitLab
12 39 (0.99%) Grunt
13 36 (0.92%) Gatling
14 34 (0.87%) Maven
15 33 (0.84%) Vagrant
16 31 (0.79%) JUnit
17 30 (0.76%) Mercurial
18 28 (0.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 25 (0.64%) git-flow
20 23 (0.59%) TestRail
General
1 322 (8.20%) Marketing
2 271 (6.90%) Finance
3 181 (4.61%) Retail
4 122 (3.11%) Games
5 82 (2.09%) Manufacturing
6 76 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 60 (1.53%) Electronics
8 50 (1.27%) Public Sector
9 47 (1.20%) Automotive
10 43 (1.10%) Advertising
11 18 (0.46%) Banking
11 18 (0.46%) Legal
12 17 (0.43%) Aerospace
13 15 (0.38%) Back Office
13 15 (0.38%) Military
14 8 (0.20%) Police
15 7 (0.18%) Danish Language
16 6 (0.15%) German Language
17 5 (0.13%) Law
17 5 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3,140 (80.00%) Developer
2 1,825 (46.50%) PHP Developer
3 499 (12.71%) Senior Developer
4 437 (11.13%) Web Developer
5 398 (10.14%) Full Stack Developer
6 280 (7.13%) Software Developer
7 273 (6.96%) Senior PHP Developer
8 214 (5.45%) Software Engineer
9 186 (4.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 183 (4.66%) Junior
11 160 (4.08%) Junior Developer
12 155 (3.95%) JavaScript Developer
13 137 (3.49%) PHP Web Developer
14 119 (3.03%) PHP Laravel Developer
15 104 (2.65%) Graduate
16 97 (2.47%) Backend Developer
17 90 (2.29%) WordPress Developer
18 89 (2.27%) Senior Software Developer
19 85 (2.17%) Java Developer
20 82 (2.09%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,887 (48.08%) HTML
2 1,823 (46.45%) CSS
3 1,213 (30.90%) Laravel
4 830 (21.15%) jQuery
5 633 (16.13%) AngularJS
6 568 (14.47%) Node.js
7 553 (14.09%) Symfony
8 543 (13.83%) LAMP
9 503 (12.82%) React
10 496 (12.64%) HTML5
11 399 (10.17%) Vue.js
12 388 (9.89%) .NET
13 342 (8.71%) Web Services
14 338 (8.61%) Sass
15 302 (7.69%) CSS3
16 299 (7.62%) REST
17 263 (6.70%) XML
18 244 (6.22%) CodeIgniter
19 229 (5.83%) RESTful
20 211 (5.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 322 (8.20%) Mobile App
2 304 (7.75%) Greenfield Project
3 237 (6.04%) User Experience
4 132 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
5 111 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
6 81 (2.06%) Linux Command Line
7 31 (0.79%) Data Structures
8 29 (0.74%) EPoS
9 28 (0.71%) Algorithms
10 27 (0.69%) Management Information System
11 25 (0.64%) Social Media
12 24 (0.61%) Life Science
13 22 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (0.51%) Replication
15 18 (0.46%) Data Centre
16 16 (0.41%) Client/Server
17 15 (0.38%) NHS
18 14 (0.36%) Virtual Team
18 14 (0.36%) Xbox
19 13 (0.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,002 (25.53%) Linux
2 150 (3.82%) Unix
2 150 (3.82%) Windows
3 149 (3.80%) Android
4 142 (3.62%) Apple iOS
5 60 (1.53%) Ubuntu
6 57 (1.45%) CentOS
7 46 (1.17%) Mac OS
8 45 (1.15%) Debian
9 23 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (0.31%) Windows Server
11 7 (0.18%) AIX
12 6 (0.15%) VMS
13 5 (0.13%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.10%) Solaris
14 4 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.076%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.076%) Windows Phone
15 3 (0.076%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.051%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,269 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
2 977 (24.89%) MVC
3 930 (23.69%) Web Development
4 706 (17.99%) OO
5 571 (14.55%) OOP
6 461 (11.75%) Software Engineering
7 446 (11.36%) TDD
8 394 (10.04%) DevOps
9 353 (8.99%) E-Commerce
10 326 (8.31%) Front End Development
11 319 (8.13%) OO PHP
12 293 (7.46%) Scrum
13 260 (6.62%) Problem-Solving
14 253 (6.45%) Test Automation
15 236 (6.01%) Computer Science
16 222 (5.66%) Unit Testing
17 220 (5.61%) Mentoring
18 201 (5.12%) Continuous Integration
19 200 (5.10%) Microservices
20 166 (4.23%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2,453 (62.50%) JavaScript
2 656 (16.71%) Python
3 648 (16.51%) SQL
4 567 (14.45%) Java
5 419 (10.68%) C#
6 239 (6.09%) Ruby
7 163 (4.15%) PHP 7
8 146 (3.72%) C++
9 141 (3.59%) Bash Shell
10 114 (2.90%) ES6
11 106 (2.70%) Go
12 97 (2.47%) C
13 91 (2.32%) PHP 5
14 87 (2.22%) TypeScript
15 85 (2.17%) Perl
16 55 (1.40%) PowerShell
17 51 (1.30%) Objective-C
18 44 (1.12%) Apple Swift
19 39 (0.99%) Kotlin
20 31 (0.79%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 296 (7.54%) Degree
2 144 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 39 (0.99%) Security Cleared
4 20 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (0.51%) DV Cleared
5 16 (0.41%) CCNA
6 15 (0.38%) ISTQB
6 15 (0.38%) RHCE
7 14 (0.36%) CCA
7 14 (0.36%) MCP
7 14 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (0.33%) SC Cleared
9 11 (0.28%) AWS Certification
10 8 (0.20%) CCNP
10 8 (0.20%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (0.15%) CISM
11 6 (0.15%) CISSP
11 6 (0.15%) MCSD
12 5 (0.13%) GIAC
12 5 (0.13%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (3.16%) QA
2 22 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 19 (0.48%) SLA
4 11 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.25%) GDPR
5 10 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.20%) PMO
7 5 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.076%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.051%) WCAG
10 1 (0.025%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 481 (12.25%) Docker
2 47 (1.20%) Active Directory
3 44 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (0.61%) Hyper-V
5 22 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 22 (0.56%) XenApp
6 16 (0.41%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (0.25%) Varnish
8 10 (0.25%) vSphere
9 5 (0.13%) LXC
10 4 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 4 (0.10%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.076%) Firmware
12 2 (0.051%) oVirt
12 2 (0.051%) Postfix
12 2 (0.051%) Samba
12 2 (0.051%) vCloud
12 2 (0.051%) Xen
Systems Management
1 162 (4.13%) Kubernetes
2 111 (2.83%) Ansible
3 88 (2.24%) Terraform
4 65 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
5 49 (1.25%) Puppet
6 24 (0.61%) SCOM
7 22 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 22 (0.56%) SCCM
7 22 (0.56%) SCOrch
8 20 (0.51%) Nagios
9 15 (0.38%) cPanel
10 12 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
11 10 (0.25%) Plesk
12 8 (0.20%) HAProxy
12 8 (0.20%) Salt
13 6 (0.15%) Kibana
13 6 (0.15%) yum
14 5 (0.13%) logstash
15 4 (0.10%) Packer
16 3 (0.076%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 343 (8.74%) Zend
2 121 (3.08%) Microsoft
3 108 (2.75%) Google
4 103 (2.62%) Adobe
5 89 (2.27%) Atlassian
6 87 (2.22%) Oracle
7 52 (1.32%) VMware
8 48 (1.22%) SAP
9 42 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
10 32 (0.82%) Cisco
11 28 (0.71%) Red Hat
12 27 (0.69%) Splunk
13 24 (0.61%) WooCommerce
14 20 (0.51%) hybris
14 20 (0.51%) Sitecore
15 19 (0.48%) Xamarin
16 18 (0.46%) Citrix
16 18 (0.46%) Twitter
17 15 (0.38%) Apple
18 13 (0.33%) JD Edwards