Period
to 29 November 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 29 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 45 52
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 -15
Permanent jobs citing PHP 1,839 3,962 4,490
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 6.01% 5.13% 4.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.30% 9.73% 9.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1,956 3,889 4,090
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £60,000
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 17,851 40,718 49,394
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 58.33% 52.75% 54.36%
Number of salaries quoted 15,239 33,396 40,952
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,353 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 29 November 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 29 November 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 +5 546 £40,000 - 254
South East 0 458 £42,500 -3.41% 107
Midlands +23 293 £40,000 +9.59% 121
South West -1 261 £40,000 - 103
Yorkshire +19 260 £40,000 - 80
North West -5 249 £40,000 - 142
West Midlands +13 159 £43,000 +14.67% 80
East Midlands +31 133 £37,500 +7.14% 41
East of England +32 132 £38,750 -3.13% 42
Scotland +35 93 £40,000 -5.88% 25
Wales +13 42 £42,500 +13.33% 24
North East -7 37 £40,000 +8.25% 32
Northern Ireland +13 11 £35,000 -12.50% 5
Isle of Man - 4 £49,500 - 1
PHP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 November 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 1,267 (68.90%) JavaScript
2 1,002 (54.49%) HTML
3 959 (52.15%) CSS
4 909 (49.43%) MySQL
5 675 (36.70%) Laravel
6 576 (31.32%) Git (software)
7 477 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
8 465 (25.29%) Web Development
9 390 (21.21%) Linux
10 379 (20.61%) jQuery
11 378 (20.55%) MVC
12 345 (18.76%) Vue.js
13 314 (17.07%) AWS
14 307 (16.69%) OOP
15 305 (16.59%) Docker
16 284 (15.44%) HTML5
17 283 (15.39%) Symfony
18 272 (14.79%) Python
18 272 (14.79%) SQL
19 267 (14.52%) E-Commerce
20 266 (14.46%) OO
20 266 (14.46%) React
21 263 (14.30%) Node.js
22 262 (14.25%) WordPress
23 259 (14.08%) AngularJS
24 229 (12.45%) LAMP
25 215 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
26 205 (11.15%) Web Services
27 202 (10.98%) DevOps
28 197 (10.71%) RESTful

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
1 262 (14.25%) WordPress
2 177 (9.62%) CMS
3 109 (5.93%) Apache
4 59 (3.21%) Drupal
5 58 (3.15%) nginx
6 39 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
7 34 (1.85%) Joomla!
8 20 (1.09%) Jadu
9 17 (0.92%) Apache Solr
10 9 (0.49%) IIS
11 7 (0.38%) ColdFusion
12 5 (0.27%) SugarCRM
12 5 (0.27%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.27%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.22%) Liferay
13 4 (0.22%) Moodle
14 3 (0.16%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.16%) Confluence
14 3 (0.16%) JBoss
14 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 37 (2.01%) Photoshop
2 19 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.27%) Sketch
6 4 (0.22%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.054%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 191 (10.39%) Magento
2 36 (1.96%) Shopify
3 30 (1.63%) Payment Gateway
4 20 (1.09%) OpenCart
5 4 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 314 (17.07%) AWS
2 168 (9.14%) Azure
3 90 (4.89%) SaaS
4 73 (3.97%) GitHub
5 61 (3.32%) GCP
6 34 (1.85%) npm
6 34 (1.85%) Serverless
7 23 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
8 22 (1.20%) Datadog
9 18 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (0.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 14 (0.76%) PaaS
12 13 (0.71%) Yarn
13 9 (0.49%) Office 365
14 7 (0.38%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.38%) DigitalOcean
14 7 (0.38%) Google Analytics
15 6 (0.33%) IaaS
15 6 (0.33%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.28%) HTTP
2 35 (1.90%) Internet
3 15 (0.82%) Network Security
4 12 (0.65%) DNS
5 8 (0.44%) SMTP
6 7 (0.38%) Firewall
7 6 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.27%) TCP/IP
8 5 (0.27%) VoIP
8 5 (0.27%) VPN
9 4 (0.22%) Skype
9 4 (0.22%) SNMP
9 4 (0.22%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.16%) FTP
10 3 (0.16%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.16%) LAN
10 3 (0.16%) SSL
10 3 (0.16%) WAN
11 2 (0.11%) SMS
11 2 (0.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 909 (49.43%) MySQL
2 109 (5.93%) MongoDB
3 100 (5.44%) SQL Server
4 96 (5.22%) NoSQL
5 93 (5.06%) Relational Database
6 90 (4.89%) Redis
7 80 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
8 35 (1.90%) MariaDB
9 23 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
9 23 (1.25%) InterSystems Cache
10 22 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
11 19 (1.03%) Big Data
11 19 (1.03%) RDBMS
12 17 (0.92%) Couchbase
13 13 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.38%) Oracle Database
15 6 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
17 4 (0.22%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 576 (31.32%) Git (software)
2 94 (5.11%) Jenkins
3 89 (4.84%) PHPUnit
4 77 (4.19%) Selenium
5 69 (3.75%) JIRA
6 47 (2.56%) webpack
7 45 (2.45%) gulp
8 37 (2.01%) Bitbucket
9 32 (1.74%) Subversion
10 28 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (1.14%) Grunt
11 21 (1.14%) Vagrant
12 19 (1.03%) Xcode
13 15 (0.82%) Android Studio
13 15 (0.82%) Cucumber
14 13 (0.71%) GitLab
14 13 (0.71%) TeamCity
15 9 (0.49%) Postman
15 9 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 7 (0.38%) JIRA Agile
General
1 127 (6.91%) Finance
2 120 (6.53%) Marketing
3 95 (5.17%) Retail
4 41 (2.23%) Games
5 26 (1.41%) Public Sector
6 20 (1.09%) Law
7 16 (0.87%) Back Office
8 14 (0.76%) Telecoms
9 11 (0.60%) Banking
9 11 (0.60%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.60%) Publishing
10 6 (0.33%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.22%) Automotive
11 4 (0.22%) Electronics
12 3 (0.16%) Advertising
12 3 (0.16%) Korean Language
12 3 (0.16%) Local Government
13 2 (0.11%) Digital Economy
13 2 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.054%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1,503 (81.73%) Developer
2 891 (48.45%) PHP Developer
3 229 (12.45%) Senior Developer
4 210 (11.42%) Full Stack Developer
5 193 (10.49%) Web Developer
6 171 (9.30%) Senior PHP Developer
7 112 (6.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 105 (5.71%) Software Developer
9 98 (5.33%) PHP Web Developer
10 94 (5.11%) Backend Developer
11 80 (4.35%) PHP Laravel Developer
12 71 (3.86%) Software Engineer
13 69 (3.75%) Junior
14 66 (3.59%) Lead Developer
14 66 (3.59%) Magento Developer
15 62 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
16 61 (3.32%) JavaScript Developer
17 59 (3.21%) Junior Developer
18 48 (2.61%) WordPress Developer
19 44 (2.39%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,002 (54.49%) HTML
2 959 (52.15%) CSS
3 675 (36.70%) Laravel
4 379 (20.61%) jQuery
5 345 (18.76%) Vue.js
6 284 (15.44%) HTML5
7 283 (15.39%) Symfony
8 266 (14.46%) React
9 263 (14.30%) Node.js
10 259 (14.08%) AngularJS
11 229 (12.45%) LAMP
12 205 (11.15%) Web Services
13 197 (10.71%) RESTful
14 184 (10.01%) REST
15 178 (9.68%) CSS3
16 177 (9.62%) Sass
17 128 (6.96%) JSON
18 125 (6.80%) XML
19 89 (4.84%) SOAP
20 87 (4.73%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 148 (8.05%) User Experience
2 94 (5.11%) Mobile App
3 92 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
4 65 (3.53%) Linux Command Line
5 62 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
6 48 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
7 15 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (0.65%) Social Media
9 11 (0.60%) Algorithms
10 10 (0.54%) Data Structures
11 8 (0.44%) Blog
11 8 (0.44%) Data Centre
11 8 (0.44%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.38%) Xbox
13 6 (0.33%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.33%) NHS
13 6 (0.33%) W3C
14 5 (0.27%) Replication
15 4 (0.22%) e-Learning
15 4 (0.22%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 390 (21.21%) Linux
2 91 (4.95%) Android
3 78 (4.24%) Apple iOS
4 50 (2.72%) Windows
5 43 (2.34%) CentOS
6 30 (1.63%) Ubuntu
7 23 (1.25%) Unix
8 13 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.60%) Amazon Linux
10 10 (0.54%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.22%) Mac OS
12 3 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.11%) Debian
13 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.054%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.054%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 477 (25.94%) Agile Software Development
2 465 (25.29%) Web Development
3 378 (20.55%) MVC
4 307 (16.69%) OOP
5 267 (14.52%) E-Commerce
6 266 (14.46%) OO
7 215 (11.69%) Problem-Solving
8 202 (10.98%) DevOps
9 182 (9.90%) Front End Development
10 162 (8.81%) Software Engineering
11 151 (8.21%) TDD
12 113 (6.14%) Scrum
13 98 (5.33%) Microservices
14 97 (5.27%) Unit Testing
15 90 (4.89%) OO PHP
15 90 (4.89%) Test Automation
16 84 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
17 82 (4.46%) Mentoring
18 67 (3.64%) Open Source
19 64 (3.48%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 1,267 (68.90%) JavaScript
2 272 (14.79%) Python
2 272 (14.79%) SQL
3 193 (10.49%) Java
4 123 (6.69%) C#
5 101 (5.49%) TypeScript
6 87 (4.73%) Go
7 81 (4.40%) PHP 7
8 60 (3.26%) Bash Shell
9 59 (3.21%) Ruby
10 39 (2.12%) PowerShell
11 36 (1.96%) Perl
12 35 (1.90%) Apple Swift
12 35 (1.90%) ES6
13 33 (1.79%) Objective-C
14 32 (1.74%) C
15 24 (1.31%) C++
16 23 (1.25%) Groovy
17 20 (1.09%) PHP 5
18 13 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 83 (4.51%) Degree
2 37 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (0.60%) Security Cleared
4 7 (0.38%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.27%) AWS Certification
6 4 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.16%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.11%) CCNA
8 2 (0.11%) CCNP
8 2 (0.11%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.054%) Analytics IQ
9 1 (0.054%) CEH
9 1 (0.054%) CISA
9 1 (0.054%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.054%) GIAC
9 1 (0.054%) GSEC
9 1 (0.054%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.99%) QA
2 15 (0.82%) SLA
3 12 (0.65%) GDPR
4 7 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.33%) PMO
6 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.22%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 305 (16.59%) Docker
2 16 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.27%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.22%) vSphere
5 3 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (0.11%) vCloud
7 1 (0.054%) LXC
7 1 (0.054%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 141 (7.67%) Kubernetes
2 67 (3.64%) Ansible
3 44 (2.39%) Terraform
4 30 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (1.58%) Puppet
6 25 (1.36%) Prometheus
7 23 (1.25%) Grafana
8 16 (0.87%) cPanel
9 7 (0.38%) HAProxy
10 5 (0.27%) Packer
10 5 (0.27%) Plesk
11 3 (0.16%) Graylog
11 3 (0.16%) ITRS Geneos
12 2 (0.11%) Capistrano
12 2 (0.11%) logstash
12 2 (0.11%) Nagios
12 2 (0.11%) Opsgenie
12 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.11%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.054%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 148 (8.05%) Zend
2 53 (2.88%) Google
3 50 (2.72%) Microsoft
4 34 (1.85%) Adobe
5 31 (1.69%) Oracle
6 24 (1.31%) New Relic
7 22 (1.20%) Red Hat
7 22 (1.20%) SaltStack
8 19 (1.03%) WooCommerce
9 18 (0.98%) VMware
10 14 (0.76%) Xamarin
11 11 (0.60%) Intel
12 9 (0.49%) Cisco
12 9 (0.49%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (0.44%) Ariba
14 6 (0.33%) Citrix
14 6 (0.33%) DevExpress
14 6 (0.33%) Percona
15 5 (0.27%) Atlassian
15 5 (0.27%) Twitter