Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 52 54
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -11
Permanent jobs citing PHP 9415 9641 10483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.23% 5.08% 4.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.46% 9.60% 9.31%
Number of salaries quoted 8324 8796 9303
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +4.48%

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 99519 100442 112575
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.25% 52.92% 51.76%
Number of salaries quoted 81976 86632 96296
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +1.27%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PHP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PHP.

Salary trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PHP over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for PHP in the UK

PHP
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
England +2 8951 £40,000 - 721
UK excluding London +1 6367 £37,500 - 500
London -6 2888 £52,500 +5.00% 244
North of England +5 1989 £37,500 +7.14% 175
South East -1 1755 £40,000 - 122
Midlands +6 1212 £32,750 -6.43% 85
North West +2 1148 £38,500 +2.67% 87
West Midlands +4 836 £32,500 - 49
Yorkshire +11 727 £37,500 +7.14% 74
South West -2 675 £37,121 +6.06% 46
East of England -17 429 £37,500 +2.74% 47
East Midlands +26 377 £35,000 - 36
Scotland -6 204 £36,000 -10.00% 15
North East +18 114 £35,000 +16.67% 14
Wales -30 83 £37,500 +7.14% 10
Northern Ireland -2 28 £40,000 +35.59%

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for PHP.

1 5901 (62.68%) JavaScript
2 5038 (53.51%) HTML
3 4750 (50.45%) CSS
4 4338 (46.08%) MySQL
5 2994 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
6 2772 (29.44%) Web Development
7 2482 (26.36%) jQuery
8 2458 (26.11%) Linux
9 2424 (25.75%) Java
10 2189 (23.25%) Git (software)
11 2093 (22.23%) MVC
12 1875 (19.92%) HTML5
13 1847 (19.62%) Laravel
14 1739 (18.47%) SQL
15 1686 (17.91%) AngularJS
16 1603 (17.03%) OO
17 1559 (16.56%) Python
18 1522 (16.17%) LAMP
19 1517 (16.11%) Symfony
20 1312 (13.94%) Node.js
21 1290 (13.70%) OOP
22 1239 (13.16%) Front End Development
23 1238 (13.15%) E-Commerce
24 1164 (12.36%) CSS3
25 1085 (11.52%) TDD
26 1035 (10.99%) WordPress
27 1014 (10.77%) DevOps
28 1002 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
29 974 (10.35%) Zend
30 958 (10.18%) C#

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1035 (10.99%) WordPress
2 913 (9.70%) Apache
3 861 (9.14%) CMS
4 638 (6.78%) Drupal
5 341 (3.62%) nginx
6 246 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
7 166 (1.76%) IIS
8 145 (1.54%) Confluence
9 143 (1.52%) Apache Solr
10 120 (1.27%) Joomla!
11 114 (1.21%) Tomcat
12 106 (1.13%) SharePoint
13 54 (0.57%) OpenStack
14 53 (0.56%) JBoss
15 52 (0.55%) WebSphere
16 38 (0.40%) Apache Spark
17 37 (0.39%) WebLogic
18 31 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
19 28 (0.30%) SAS
20 27 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 309 (3.28%) Photoshop
2 177 (1.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 99 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 81 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
5 48 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
6 27 (0.29%) FileZilla
7 19 (0.20%) SPSS
8 11 (0.12%) InDesign
9 10 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 9 (0.096%) HipChat
10 9 (0.096%) Moqups
11 7 (0.074%) GIMP
12 5 (0.053%) FrameMaker
13 4 (0.042%) Maple
13 4 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
14 2 (0.021%) Acrobat
14 2 (0.021%) FreeHand
14 2 (0.021%) MS Visio
15 1 (0.011%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.011%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 683 (7.25%) Magento
2 60 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
3 45 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 33 (0.35%) Shopify
5 27 (0.29%) OpenCart
6 18 (0.19%) WebTrends
7 14 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 14 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 14 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 13 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 12 (0.13%) Revive Adserver
10 7 (0.074%) osCommerce
10 7 (0.074%) Workday HCM
11 5 (0.053%) Eloqua
11 5 (0.053%) Exstream
11 5 (0.053%) Odoo
11 5 (0.053%) Zen Cart
12 4 (0.042%) BusinessWorks
12 4 (0.042%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (0.042%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1002 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
2 417 (4.43%) GitHub
3 364 (3.87%) SaaS
4 301 (3.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 126 (1.34%) PaaS
6 120 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 117 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
8 115 (1.22%) IaaS
9 109 (1.16%) npm
10 92 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
10 92 (0.98%) Google Analytics
11 91 (0.97%) Amazon S3
12 57 (0.61%) Serverless
13 55 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
14 54 (0.57%) Office 365
15 53 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
16 44 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 42 (0.45%) Slack
18 35 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
19 30 (0.32%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 266 (2.83%) Internet
2 226 (2.40%) HTTP
3 198 (2.10%) DNS
4 144 (1.53%) Firewall
5 137 (1.46%) TCP/IP
6 108 (1.15%) SSL
7 103 (1.09%) SMTP
8 84 (0.89%) FTP
9 61 (0.65%) Intranet
10 55 (0.58%) VPN
11 43 (0.46%) SSH
12 42 (0.45%) Network Security
13 38 (0.40%) DHCP
14 35 (0.37%) SMS
15 33 (0.35%) SNMP
16 28 (0.30%) VoIP
17 26 (0.28%) SAN
18 24 (0.25%) Skype
19 22 (0.23%) Wireless
20 21 (0.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4338 (46.08%) MySQL
2 718 (7.63%) SQL Server
3 584 (6.20%) NoSQL
4 467 (4.96%) MongoDB
5 374 (3.97%) Relational Database
6 353 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
7 266 (2.83%) Redis
8 159 (1.69%) Big Data
9 145 (1.54%) MariaDB
10 126 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
11 89 (0.95%) Hadoop
12 86 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 79 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 77 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
15 71 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 55 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
17 51 (0.54%) RDBMS
18 34 (0.36%) MS Access
19 31 (0.33%) DB2
20 30 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2189 (23.25%) Git (software)
2 597 (6.34%) Jenkins
3 568 (6.03%) Subversion
4 525 (5.58%) JIRA
5 414 (4.40%) PHPUnit
6 376 (3.99%) gulp
7 278 (2.95%) Selenium
8 274 (2.91%) Grunt
9 242 (2.57%) Vagrant
10 155 (1.65%) Maven
11 148 (1.57%) Bitbucket
12 144 (1.53%) Visual Studio
13 134 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 128 (1.36%) webpack
15 123 (1.31%) Cucumber
16 103 (1.09%) JUnit
17 89 (0.95%) TeamCity
18 84 (0.89%) WebDriver
19 67 (0.71%) GitLab
20 60 (0.64%) Mercurial
General
1 940 (9.98%) Finance
2 848 (9.01%) Advertising
3 832 (8.84%) Marketing
4 675 (7.17%) Retail
5 338 (3.59%) Games
6 258 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 191 (2.03%) Banking
8 147 (1.56%) Manufacturing
9 143 (1.52%) Automotive
10 142 (1.51%) Electronics
11 115 (1.22%) Legal
12 77 (0.82%) Publishing
13 71 (0.75%) Law
14 68 (0.72%) Back Office
15 46 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
16 31 (0.33%) Multimedia
17 27 (0.29%) Music Industry
18 22 (0.23%) Front Office
19 19 (0.20%) Financial Institution
20 13 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 7020 (74.56%) Developer
2 3952 (41.98%) PHP Developer
3 1206 (12.81%) Web Developer
4 1062 (11.28%) Senior Developer
5 800 (8.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 742 (7.88%) JavaScript Developer
7 666 (7.07%) Senior PHP Developer
8 608 (6.46%) PHP Web Developer
9 573 (6.09%) Full Stack Developer
10 480 (5.10%) Junior
11 456 (4.84%) HTML Developer
12 424 (4.50%) Junior Developer
13 422 (4.48%) Java Developer
14 412 (4.38%) Lead Developer
15 393 (4.17%) Software Developer
16 386 (4.10%) HTML CSS Developer
17 332 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
18 323 (3.43%) MySQL Developer
19 319 (3.39%) PHP MySQL Developer
20 294 (3.12%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5038 (53.51%) HTML
2 4750 (50.45%) CSS
3 2482 (26.36%) jQuery
4 1875 (19.92%) HTML5
5 1847 (19.62%) Laravel
6 1686 (17.91%) AngularJS
7 1522 (16.17%) LAMP
8 1517 (16.11%) Symfony
9 1312 (13.94%) Node.js
10 1164 (12.36%) CSS3
11 936 (9.94%) .NET
12 910 (9.67%) React
13 892 (9.47%) Sass
14 813 (8.64%) Web Services
15 681 (7.23%) XML
16 615 (6.53%) REST
17 612 (6.50%) Ajax
18 581 (6.17%) RESTful
19 573 (6.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 538 (5.71%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 700 (7.43%) User Experience
2 594 (6.31%) Mobile App
3 580 (6.16%) Computer Science
4 392 (4.16%) Greenfield Project
5 305 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
6 193 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
7 164 (1.74%) Fintech
8 148 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
9 140 (1.49%) Social Media
10 95 (1.01%) Data Centre
11 93 (0.99%) iPad
12 75 (0.80%) Graphic Design
13 70 (0.74%) Management Information System
14 63 (0.67%) Algorithms
15 62 (0.66%) Blog
16 60 (0.64%) Digital Media
17 57 (0.61%) Private Cloud
18 55 (0.58%) Data Structures
19 52 (0.55%) BBC
20 44 (0.47%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2458 (26.11%) Linux
2 613 (6.51%) Windows
3 421 (4.47%) Android
4 401 (4.26%) Unix
5 388 (4.12%) Apple iOS
6 210 (2.23%) Ubuntu
7 204 (2.17%) CentOS
8 121 (1.29%) Windows Server
9 118 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 96 (1.02%) Debian
11 37 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 33 (0.35%) Solaris
13 27 (0.29%) Windows 7
14 25 (0.27%) Windows 10
15 24 (0.25%) Mac OS X
16 15 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (0.15%) AIX
17 14 (0.15%) FreeBSD
18 12 (0.13%) CoreOS
19 11 (0.12%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2994 (31.80%) Agile Software Development
2 2772 (29.44%) Web Development
3 2093 (22.23%) MVC
4 1603 (17.03%) OO
5 1290 (13.70%) OOP
6 1239 (13.16%) Front End Development
7 1238 (13.15%) E-Commerce
8 1085 (11.52%) TDD
9 1014 (10.77%) DevOps
10 949 (10.08%) Software Engineering
11 930 (9.88%) Scrum
12 718 (7.63%) Open Source
13 640 (6.80%) OO PHP
14 637 (6.77%) Mentoring
15 634 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
16 547 (5.81%) Test Automation
17 504 (5.35%) SDLC
18 419 (4.45%) BDD
19 394 (4.18%) Project Management
20 383 (4.07%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 5901 (62.68%) JavaScript
2 2424 (25.75%) Java
3 1739 (18.47%) SQL
4 1559 (16.56%) Python
5 958 (10.18%) C#
6 793 (8.42%) Ruby
7 490 (5.20%) Perl
8 469 (4.98%) C++
9 465 (4.94%) Bash Shell
10 288 (3.06%) PHP 5
11 279 (2.96%) PHP 7
12 269 (2.86%) C
13 209 (2.22%) PowerShell
14 202 (2.15%) Go
15 179 (1.90%) Scala
16 139 (1.48%) T-SQL
17 135 (1.43%) ES6
18 115 (1.22%) VB.NET
19 105 (1.12%) Shell Script
20 89 (0.95%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 865 (9.19%) Degree
2 296 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 136 (1.44%) Security Cleared
4 50 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 49 (0.52%) SC Cleared
6 30 (0.32%) Master's Degree
7 27 (0.29%) CISSP
8 26 (0.28%) ISTQB
9 24 (0.25%) CCNA
9 24 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (0.24%) PhD
11 22 (0.23%) ISEB
12 20 (0.21%) MCSD
13 19 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (0.19%) DV Cleared
15 16 (0.17%) SANS
16 15 (0.16%) RHCE
17 14 (0.15%) MCSE
18 13 (0.14%) PMI Certification
19 12 (0.13%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 314 (3.34%) QA
2 58 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 39 (0.41%) SLA
4 31 (0.33%) GCP
5 29 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 16 (0.17%) WAI
8 14 (0.15%) WCAG
9 11 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.053%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 4 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.032%) DICOM
12 3 (0.032%) GDPR
12 3 (0.032%) HL7
12 3 (0.032%) PMO
13 2 (0.021%) COBIT
13 2 (0.021%) GPG13
13 2 (0.021%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.021%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.011%) MISRA
System Software
1 716 (7.60%) Docker
2 122 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (0.87%) Active Directory
4 44 (0.47%) Hyper-V
5 34 (0.36%) KVM
6 24 (0.25%) NFS
7 23 (0.24%) Varnish
8 21 (0.22%) VirtualBox
9 20 (0.21%) Virtual Servers
10 19 (0.20%) Postfix
10 19 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (0.20%) vSphere
11 17 (0.18%) Xen
12 14 (0.15%) Samba
13 10 (0.11%) RHEV
14 9 (0.096%) Sendmail
15 8 (0.085%) Apache Flume
16 7 (0.074%) BIND 9
16 7 (0.074%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 599 (6.36%) Puppet
2 440 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
3 411 (4.37%) Ansible
4 156 (1.66%) Kubernetes
5 137 (1.46%) Nagios
6 85 (0.90%) ZABBIX
7 81 (0.86%) Terraform
8 52 (0.55%) Salt
9 50 (0.53%) Kibana
10 41 (0.44%) HAProxy
11 37 (0.39%) Capistrano
12 36 (0.38%) cPanel
13 29 (0.31%) logstash
14 28 (0.30%) SCCM
15 21 (0.22%) Plesk
16 19 (0.20%) Cacti
17 18 (0.19%) Grafana
17 18 (0.19%) Packer
18 13 (0.14%) vRealize
19 12 (0.13%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 974 (10.35%) Zend
2 447 (4.75%) Google
3 414 (4.40%) Microsoft
4 405 (4.30%) Oracle
5 254 (2.70%) Adobe
6 187 (1.99%) VMware
7 176 (1.87%) Red Hat
8 104 (1.10%) Twitter
9 87 (0.92%) Atlassian
10 85 (0.90%) Apple
11 81 (0.86%) IBM
12 73 (0.78%) SAP
13 72 (0.76%) WooCommerce
14 71 (0.75%) Cisco
15 66 (0.70%) Facebook
15 66 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
16 58 (0.62%) Splunk
17 51 (0.54%) New Relic
18 47 (0.50%) PayPal
19 44 (0.47%) Rackspace