Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 53 54
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 -10
Permanent jobs citing PHP 9565 9407 10292
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.31% 5.06% 4.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.61% 9.54% 9.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8476 8553 9189
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.94%

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 99518 98645 110931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.25% 53.06% 51.82%
Number of salaries quoted 82187 84941 95299
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 +5 9086 £40,000 - 687
UK excluding London +3 6495 £37,500 - 475
London -7 2908 £52,500 +5.00% 238
North of England +3 1970 £37,500 +7.14% 182
South East 0 1858 £40,000 -2.44% 116
Midlands +11 1254 £34,250 -2.14% 76
North West 0 1130 £39,500 +9.72% 106
West Midlands +6 873 £32,500 -7.14% 36
Yorkshire +12 719 £37,500 +7.14% 64
South West -3 644 £35,000 - 41
East of England -6 452 £40,000 +14.29% 34
East Midlands +22 386 £35,000 - 38
Scotland -4 216 £35,500 -11.25% 17
North East +7 122 £35,000 +16.67% 12
Wales -33 81 £35,375 +1.07% 8
Northern Ireland -2 30 £40,000 +29.03% 1

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 5989 (62.61%) JavaScript
2 5070 (53.01%) HTML
3 4763 (49.80%) CSS
4 4388 (45.88%) MySQL
5 3073 (32.13%) Agile Software Development
6 2933 (30.66%) Web Development
7 2587 (27.05%) Java
8 2510 (26.24%) Linux
9 2497 (26.11%) jQuery
10 2205 (23.05%) Git (software)
11 2174 (22.73%) MVC
12 1904 (19.91%) Laravel
13 1869 (19.54%) HTML5
14 1794 (18.76%) SQL
15 1703 (17.80%) AngularJS
16 1623 (16.97%) OO
17 1597 (16.70%) Python
18 1523 (15.92%) LAMP
19 1522 (15.91%) Symfony
20 1398 (14.62%) OOP
21 1320 (13.80%) Node.js
22 1273 (13.31%) E-Commerce
23 1249 (13.06%) Front End Development
24 1155 (12.08%) CSS3
25 1106 (11.56%) TDD
26 1021 (10.67%) WordPress
27 1004 (10.50%) DevOps
28 1002 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
29 995 (10.40%) Zend
30 979 (10.24%) Advertising

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 1021 (10.67%) WordPress
2 924 (9.66%) Apache
3 873 (9.13%) CMS
4 609 (6.37%) Drupal
5 340 (3.55%) nginx
6 243 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
7 154 (1.61%) Confluence
8 149 (1.56%) IIS
9 127 (1.33%) Apache Solr
10 120 (1.25%) Joomla!
11 99 (1.04%) Tomcat
12 89 (0.93%) SharePoint
13 46 (0.48%) OpenStack
14 43 (0.45%) JBoss
15 38 (0.40%) WebSphere
16 33 (0.35%) Apache Spark
17 30 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
18 29 (0.30%) SAS
18 29 (0.30%) Umbraco
19 28 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 300 (3.14%) Photoshop
2 171 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 106 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 71 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
5 40 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
6 20 (0.21%) FileZilla
7 19 (0.20%) SPSS
8 13 (0.14%) InDesign
9 11 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 9 (0.094%) HipChat
10 9 (0.094%) Moqups
11 7 (0.073%) GIMP
12 6 (0.063%) Acrobat
12 6 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
13 5 (0.052%) FrameMaker
14 4 (0.042%) Maple
15 2 (0.021%) Fireworks
15 2 (0.021%) FreeHand
15 2 (0.021%) MS Visio
16 1 (0.010%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 686 (7.17%) Magento
2 59 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
3 33 (0.35%) Shopify
4 32 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
5 25 (0.26%) OpenCart
6 19 (0.20%) WebTrends
7 15 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 15 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 12 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 12 (0.13%) Revive Adserver
9 10 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
10 7 (0.073%) Workday HCM
11 6 (0.063%) Eloqua
11 6 (0.063%) osCommerce
12 5 (0.052%) CiviCRM
12 5 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
12 5 (0.052%) Odoo
12 5 (0.052%) Zen Cart
13 4 (0.042%) Adobe Campaign
13 4 (0.042%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1002 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
2 432 (4.52%) GitHub
3 383 (4.00%) SaaS
4 293 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 122 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
6 115 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
7 111 (1.16%) npm
8 109 (1.14%) PaaS
9 101 (1.06%) IaaS
10 94 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
11 91 (0.95%) Google Analytics
12 90 (0.94%) Amazon S3
13 55 (0.58%) Serverless
14 54 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
15 53 (0.55%) Office 365
16 48 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
17 47 (0.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 46 (0.48%) Slack
19 32 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
19 32 (0.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 262 (2.74%) Internet
2 226 (2.36%) HTTP
3 198 (2.07%) DNS
4 152 (1.59%) Firewall
5 136 (1.42%) TCP/IP
6 106 (1.11%) SSL
7 95 (0.99%) SMTP
8 74 (0.77%) VPN
9 67 (0.70%) FTP
10 50 (0.52%) Intranet
11 45 (0.47%) SNMP
12 44 (0.46%) Network Security
12 44 (0.46%) SMS
13 38 (0.40%) VoIP
14 36 (0.38%) SSH
15 35 (0.37%) DHCP
16 32 (0.33%) VLAN
17 31 (0.32%) BGP
18 27 (0.28%) Broadband
19 24 (0.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4388 (45.88%) MySQL
2 728 (7.61%) SQL Server
3 596 (6.23%) NoSQL
4 501 (5.24%) MongoDB
5 367 (3.84%) PostgreSQL
6 355 (3.71%) Relational Database
7 262 (2.74%) Redis
8 165 (1.73%) Big Data
9 142 (1.48%) MariaDB
10 122 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
11 90 (0.94%) Hadoop
12 85 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 74 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
14 72 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 69 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 57 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
17 49 (0.51%) RDBMS
18 31 (0.32%) DB2
19 29 (0.30%) MS Access
20 27 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2205 (23.05%) Git (software)
2 598 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 585 (6.12%) Subversion
4 521 (5.45%) JIRA
5 405 (4.23%) PHPUnit
6 367 (3.84%) gulp
7 289 (3.02%) Selenium
8 270 (2.82%) Grunt
9 233 (2.44%) Vagrant
10 170 (1.78%) Maven
11 153 (1.60%) Bitbucket
12 141 (1.47%) Visual Studio
13 133 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 131 (1.37%) Cucumber
15 119 (1.24%) webpack
16 105 (1.10%) JUnit
17 103 (1.08%) TeamCity
18 82 (0.86%) WebDriver
19 64 (0.67%) GitLab
20 55 (0.58%) Mercurial
General
1 979 (10.24%) Advertising
2 907 (9.48%) Finance
3 809 (8.46%) Marketing
4 653 (6.83%) Retail
5 346 (3.62%) Games
6 254 (2.66%) Telecoms
7 197 (2.06%) Banking
8 139 (1.45%) Automotive
9 125 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 117 (1.22%) Electronics
11 103 (1.08%) Legal
12 77 (0.81%) Publishing
13 74 (0.77%) Law
14 70 (0.73%) Back Office
15 50 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
16 33 (0.35%) Multimedia
17 23 (0.24%) Music Industry
18 19 (0.20%) Financial Institution
18 19 (0.20%) Front Office
19 16 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7146 (74.71%) Developer
2 4009 (41.91%) PHP Developer
3 1234 (12.90%) Web Developer
4 1110 (11.60%) Senior Developer
5 803 (8.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 715 (7.48%) JavaScript Developer
7 687 (7.18%) Senior PHP Developer
8 622 (6.50%) PHP Web Developer
9 575 (6.01%) Full Stack Developer
10 468 (4.89%) Junior
11 462 (4.83%) Java Developer
12 436 (4.56%) HTML Developer
13 410 (4.29%) Lead Developer
14 408 (4.27%) Junior Developer
15 405 (4.23%) Software Developer
16 364 (3.81%) HTML CSS Developer
17 323 (3.38%) DevOps Engineer
18 305 (3.19%) Software Engineer
19 304 (3.18%) MySQL Developer
20 299 (3.13%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5070 (53.01%) HTML
2 4763 (49.80%) CSS
3 2497 (26.11%) jQuery
4 1904 (19.91%) Laravel
5 1869 (19.54%) HTML5
6 1703 (17.80%) AngularJS
7 1523 (15.92%) LAMP
8 1522 (15.91%) Symfony
9 1320 (13.80%) Node.js
10 1155 (12.08%) CSS3
11 932 (9.74%) React
12 930 (9.72%) .NET
13 906 (9.47%) Sass
14 821 (8.58%) Web Services
15 672 (7.03%) XML
16 641 (6.70%) REST
17 627 (6.56%) Ajax
18 612 (6.40%) RESTful
19 604 (6.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 550 (5.75%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 704 (7.36%) User Experience
2 628 (6.57%) Mobile App
3 589 (6.16%) Computer Science
4 399 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
5 307 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
6 201 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
7 198 (2.07%) Fintech
8 157 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
9 142 (1.48%) Social Media
10 88 (0.92%) Data Centre
11 81 (0.85%) iPad
12 72 (0.75%) Graphic Design
13 69 (0.72%) Private Cloud
14 68 (0.71%) BBC
14 68 (0.71%) Management Information System
15 66 (0.69%) Algorithms
16 61 (0.64%) Blog
16 61 (0.64%) Digital Media
17 57 (0.60%) Data Structures
18 50 (0.52%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2510 (26.24%) Linux
2 604 (6.31%) Windows
3 429 (4.49%) Android
4 401 (4.19%) Unix
5 390 (4.08%) Apple iOS
6 218 (2.28%) Ubuntu
7 216 (2.26%) CentOS
8 107 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 100 (1.05%) Windows Server
10 98 (1.02%) Debian
11 33 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (0.28%) Windows 7
13 26 (0.27%) Windows 10
14 24 (0.25%) Solaris
15 22 (0.23%) Mac OS X
16 14 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (0.14%) FreeBSD
18 11 (0.12%) CoreOS
19 10 (0.10%) AIX
19 10 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3073 (32.13%) Agile Software Development
2 2933 (30.66%) Web Development
3 2174 (22.73%) MVC
4 1623 (16.97%) OO
5 1398 (14.62%) OOP
6 1273 (13.31%) E-Commerce
7 1249 (13.06%) Front End Development
8 1106 (11.56%) TDD
9 1004 (10.50%) DevOps
10 976 (10.20%) Software Engineering
11 942 (9.85%) Scrum
12 725 (7.58%) Open Source
13 649 (6.79%) OO PHP
14 644 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
15 640 (6.69%) Mentoring
16 587 (6.14%) Test Automation
17 547 (5.72%) SDLC
18 423 (4.42%) BDD
19 405 (4.23%) Microservices
20 391 (4.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5989 (62.61%) JavaScript
2 2587 (27.05%) Java
3 1794 (18.76%) SQL
4 1597 (16.70%) Python
5 978 (10.22%) C#
6 828 (8.66%) Ruby
7 485 (5.07%) Perl
8 482 (5.04%) C++
9 466 (4.87%) Bash Shell
10 309 (3.23%) PHP 7
11 289 (3.02%) PHP 5
12 276 (2.89%) C
13 204 (2.13%) Go
14 193 (2.02%) Scala
15 183 (1.91%) PowerShell
16 140 (1.46%) T-SQL
17 136 (1.42%) ES6
18 110 (1.15%) VB.NET
19 99 (1.04%) Shell Script
20 87 (0.91%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 861 (9.00%) Degree
2 301 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 151 (1.58%) Security Cleared
4 57 (0.60%) SC Cleared
5 52 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 37 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (0.35%) CISSP
8 31 (0.32%) ISEB
8 31 (0.32%) ISTQB
8 31 (0.32%) Master's Degree
9 29 (0.30%) CCNA
10 25 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (0.20%) DV Cleared
11 19 (0.20%) PhD
12 18 (0.19%) MCSD
12 18 (0.19%) SANS
13 17 (0.18%) MCSE
14 15 (0.16%) GIAC
15 14 (0.15%) CCNP
15 14 (0.15%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 316 (3.30%) QA
2 78 (0.82%) PCI DSS
3 36 (0.38%) SLA
4 32 (0.33%) GCP
4 32 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 15 (0.16%) WAI
6 15 (0.16%) WCAG
7 9 (0.094%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.073%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 6 (0.063%) GDPR
10 4 (0.042%) COBIT
10 4 (0.042%) GPG13
10 4 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.042%) PMO
11 3 (0.031%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.031%) DICOM
11 3 (0.031%) HL7
12 1 (0.010%) Actionable Recommendations
12 1 (0.010%) MISRA
System Software
1 714 (7.46%) Docker
2 120 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (0.85%) Active Directory
4 36 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 30 (0.31%) KVM
6 23 (0.24%) NFS
7 22 (0.23%) vSphere
8 21 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (0.18%) Postfix
10 17 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (0.18%) VirtualBox
11 16 (0.17%) Xen
12 15 (0.16%) Varnish
13 14 (0.15%) Samba
14 10 (0.10%) BIND 9
14 10 (0.10%) Kamailio
15 9 (0.094%) Apache Flume
16 8 (0.084%) VMware NSX
17 7 (0.073%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 587 (6.14%) Puppet
2 431 (4.51%) Ansible
2 431 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
3 151 (1.58%) Kubernetes
4 150 (1.57%) Nagios
5 86 (0.90%) ZABBIX
6 84 (0.88%) Terraform
7 47 (0.49%) Kibana
7 47 (0.49%) Salt
8 39 (0.41%) HAProxy
9 38 (0.40%) Capistrano
10 35 (0.37%) SCCM
11 28 (0.29%) Cacti
11 28 (0.29%) cPanel
12 23 (0.24%) logstash
13 18 (0.19%) Grafana
13 18 (0.19%) Plesk
14 17 (0.18%) Packer
15 14 (0.15%) OpenNMS
16 13 (0.14%) RANCID
Vendors
1 995 (10.40%) Zend
2 477 (4.99%) Google
3 404 (4.22%) Oracle
4 394 (4.12%) Microsoft
5 261 (2.73%) Adobe
6 192 (2.01%) VMware
7 165 (1.73%) Red Hat
8 128 (1.34%) Twitter
9 96 (1.00%) Apple
10 90 (0.94%) Cisco
11 86 (0.90%) Atlassian
12 77 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
13 68 (0.71%) IBM
14 65 (0.68%) Facebook
15 61 (0.64%) WooCommerce
16 59 (0.62%) Splunk
17 56 (0.59%) SAP
18 46 (0.48%) New Relic
19 44 (0.46%) PayPal
20 42 (0.44%) Rackspace