Period
to 14 May 2021

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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 59 64 65
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 -13
Permanent jobs citing PHP 4,152 4,160 6,058
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.59% 4.27% 4.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.34% 7.79% 7.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3,456 3,580 5,185
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,725 £26,750
25th Percentile £33,750 £34,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,561 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -

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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 49,784 53,389 78,381
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.00% 54.82% 54.27%
Number of salaries quoted 38,666 44,406 64,658
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,263 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PHP.

Salary trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing PHP over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Salary histogram for PHP in the UK

PHP
Top 18 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 14 May 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
England +3 3,685 £45,000 - 1,010
UK excluding London +4 2,889 £42,500 +4.94% 866
Work from Home +10 1,071 £45,000 - 267
London +3 993 £60,000 - 197
North of England +2 801 £40,000 -4.76% 301
South East +1 676 £44,000 -2.22% 160
South West +1 547 £40,000 - 119
Midlands +38 488 £40,000 - 179
North West +2 402 £40,000 -5.88% 177
Yorkshire 0 336 £43,000 +7.50% 104
West Midlands +38 288 £42,500 +11.84% 101
East Midlands +34 196 £37,500 -6.25% 78
Scotland +4 155 £45,000 +5.88% 31
East of England -42 121 £45,000 +12.50% 54
Wales +10 70 £42,500 +13.33% 18
North East -24 63 £37,000 -12.94% 20
Northern Ireland +20 19 £40,000 - 4
Isle of Man - 12 £49,500 -

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 with a requirement for PHP.

1 2,833 (68.23%) JavaScript
2 2,026 (48.80%) HTML
3 1,923 (46.32%) CSS
4 1,851 (44.58%) MySQL
5 1,415 (34.08%) Laravel
6 1,219 (29.36%) Git (software)
7 1,161 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
8 1,092 (26.30%) Web Development
9 1,008 (24.28%) Docker
10 892 (21.48%) SQL
11 843 (20.30%) React
12 837 (20.16%) AWS
13 817 (19.68%) Symfony
14 813 (19.58%) Linux
15 755 (18.18%) Vue.js
16 753 (18.14%) MVC
17 732 (17.63%) Node.js
18 730 (17.58%) Python
19 685 (16.50%) AngularJS
20 675 (16.26%) E-Commerce
21 645 (15.53%) HTML5
22 640 (15.41%) Social Skills
23 624 (15.03%) jQuery
24 570 (13.73%) DevOps
25 557 (13.42%) OOP
26 541 (13.03%) OO
27 529 (12.74%) Java
28 486 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
29 475 (11.44%) CSS3
30 469 (11.30%) 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
1 463 (11.15%) WordPress
2 294 (7.08%) CMS
3 187 (4.50%) Apache
4 172 (4.14%) Drupal
5 135 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
6 116 (2.79%) nginx
7 48 (1.16%) IIS
8 43 (1.04%) Confluence
9 36 (0.87%) ColdFusion
10 29 (0.70%) Tomcat
11 24 (0.58%) Apache Solr
12 19 (0.46%) Moodle
13 18 (0.43%) SharePoint
13 18 (0.43%) SugarCRM
14 16 (0.39%) Apache Spark
15 13 (0.31%) ejabberd
15 13 (0.31%) EPiServer
16 12 (0.29%) Joomla!
16 12 (0.29%) Umbraco
17 6 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 73 (1.76%) Photoshop
2 29 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 16 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 15 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
5 12 (0.29%) Adobe XD
5 12 (0.29%) Sketch
6 10 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (0.14%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.096%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.096%) Gliffy
8 4 (0.096%) InDesign
9 3 (0.072%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.048%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.048%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.024%) Figma
11 1 (0.024%) InVision
Business Applications
1 233 (5.61%) Magento
2 99 (2.38%) Shopify
3 43 (1.04%) Payment Gateway
4 22 (0.53%) OpenCart
5 14 (0.34%) NetSuite
6 9 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (0.17%) Sentinel
8 5 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.12%) WebTrends
9 3 (0.072%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 2 (0.048%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.024%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.024%) Oracle CRM
11 1 (0.024%) Oracle Receivables
11 1 (0.024%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.024%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 837 (20.16%) AWS
2 357 (8.60%) Azure
3 289 (6.96%) SaaS
4 208 (5.01%) GitHub
5 185 (4.46%) GCP
6 130 (3.13%) Serverless
7 125 (3.01%) Amazon EC2
8 96 (2.31%) npm
9 77 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
10 76 (1.83%) Amazon S3
11 69 (1.66%) Datadog
12 61 (1.47%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 59 (1.42%) Pulumi
14 49 (1.18%) Yarn
15 46 (1.11%) PaaS
16 45 (1.08%) Asana
17 42 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
18 37 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 37 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
19 36 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (1.88%) DNS
2 75 (1.81%) Internet
3 58 (1.40%) HTTP
4 56 (1.35%) Firewall
5 39 (0.94%) VPN
6 30 (0.72%) SSH
7 28 (0.67%) LAN
8 25 (0.60%) Intranet
9 23 (0.55%) BGP
9 23 (0.55%) SSL
10 22 (0.53%) Network Security
11 19 (0.46%) SNMP
11 19 (0.46%) TCP/IP
12 18 (0.43%) Asterisk PBX
13 16 (0.39%) FTP
14 15 (0.36%) WAN
15 14 (0.34%) Diameter Protocol
15 14 (0.34%) PBX
15 14 (0.34%) SMTP
16 13 (0.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,851 (44.58%) MySQL
2 278 (6.70%) MongoDB
3 266 (6.41%) SQL Server
4 244 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 208 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
6 181 (4.36%) Redis
7 170 (4.09%) Relational Database
8 148 (3.56%) MariaDB
9 89 (2.14%) Amazon RDS
10 83 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
11 68 (1.64%) Big Data
12 22 (0.53%) GIS
12 22 (0.53%) Hadoop
13 21 (0.51%) Apache Hive
14 19 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
15 17 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 16 (0.39%) Presto
17 15 (0.36%) Power BI
18 12 (0.29%) Amazon Aurora
18 12 (0.29%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1,219 (29.36%) Git (software)
2 227 (5.47%) JIRA
3 171 (4.12%) Jenkins
4 147 (3.54%) PHPUnit
5 109 (2.63%) webpack
6 92 (2.22%) gulp
6 92 (2.22%) Subversion
7 81 (1.95%) Grunt
8 78 (1.88%) GitLab
9 76 (1.83%) Bitbucket
10 56 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 42 (1.01%) Selenium
12 38 (0.92%) Cypress.io
13 30 (0.72%) Vagrant
14 23 (0.55%) TeamCity
15 20 (0.48%) Postman
16 19 (0.46%) CasperJS
16 19 (0.46%) PhantomJS
17 17 (0.41%) Babel
18 16 (0.39%) PhpStorm
General
1 640 (15.41%) Social Skills
2 336 (8.09%) Finance
3 331 (7.97%) Marketing
4 253 (6.09%) Retail
5 192 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
6 143 (3.44%) Games
7 98 (2.36%) Multimedia
8 64 (1.54%) Organisational Skills
8 64 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 63 (1.52%) Manufacturing
10 45 (1.08%) Public Sector
11 42 (1.01%) Law
12 35 (0.84%) Advertising
13 32 (0.77%) Publishing
14 29 (0.70%) Banking
14 29 (0.70%) Influencing Skills
15 23 (0.55%) Automotive
15 23 (0.55%) Legal
16 20 (0.48%) Back Office
17 18 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3,196 (76.97%) Developer
2 1,684 (40.56%) PHP Developer
3 593 (14.28%) Senior Developer
4 484 (11.66%) Web Developer
5 483 (11.63%) Full Stack Developer
6 343 (8.26%) Senior PHP Developer
7 265 (6.38%) PHP Laravel Developer
8 254 (6.12%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 234 (5.64%) Software Developer
10 211 (5.08%) Software Engineer
11 194 (4.67%) JavaScript Developer
12 173 (4.17%) Junior
13 153 (3.68%) Backend Developer
14 152 (3.66%) Junior Developer
15 147 (3.54%) Lead Developer
15 147 (3.54%) React Developer
16 131 (3.16%) DevOps Engineer
17 124 (2.99%) PHP Web Developer
18 99 (2.38%) Magento Developer
18 99 (2.38%) Trainee Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,026 (48.80%) HTML
2 1,923 (46.32%) CSS
3 1,415 (34.08%) Laravel
4 843 (20.30%) React
5 817 (19.68%) Symfony
6 755 (18.18%) Vue.js
7 732 (17.63%) Node.js
8 685 (16.50%) AngularJS
9 645 (15.53%) HTML5
10 624 (15.03%) jQuery
11 475 (11.44%) CSS3
12 460 (11.08%) LAMP
13 414 (9.97%) RESTful
14 401 (9.66%) REST
15 350 (8.43%) Sass
16 335 (8.07%) Web Services
17 266 (6.41%) .NET
18 177 (4.26%) JSON
18 177 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 169 (4.07%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 309 (7.44%) User Experience
2 287 (6.91%) Greenfield Project
3 229 (5.52%) Mobile App
4 156 (3.76%) Linux Command Line
5 82 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
6 39 (0.94%) e-Learning
6 39 (0.94%) Virtual Team
7 38 (0.92%) EPoS
8 37 (0.89%) Management Information System
9 33 (0.79%) Data Centre
10 30 (0.72%) Public Cloud
11 29 (0.70%) Blog
12 28 (0.67%) Data Structures
13 25 (0.60%) Algorithms
13 25 (0.60%) Social Media
14 24 (0.58%) Animation
14 24 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (0.48%) iPad
16 18 (0.43%) NHS
17 11 (0.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 813 (19.58%) Linux
2 142 (3.42%) Windows
3 112 (2.70%) Android
4 105 (2.53%) Apple iOS
5 74 (1.78%) Ubuntu
6 55 (1.32%) Unix
7 47 (1.13%) Windows Server
8 34 (0.82%) CentOS
9 33 (0.79%) Debian
10 21 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (0.29%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
13 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
14 4 (0.096%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.072%) Fedora
15 3 (0.072%) Nucleus RTOS
15 3 (0.072%) VMS
16 2 (0.048%) Alpine Linux
16 2 (0.048%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,161 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
2 1,092 (26.30%) Web Development
3 753 (18.14%) MVC
4 675 (16.26%) E-Commerce
5 570 (13.73%) DevOps
6 557 (13.42%) OOP
7 541 (13.03%) OO
8 486 (11.71%) Problem-Solving
9 441 (10.62%) Microservices
10 422 (10.16%) Front End Development
11 418 (10.07%) Software Engineering
12 348 (8.38%) TDD
13 305 (7.35%) Scrum
14 285 (6.86%) Mentoring
15 271 (6.53%) Unit Testing
16 202 (4.87%) Computer Science
17 187 (4.50%) Fintech
18 185 (4.46%) Test Automation
19 177 (4.26%) OO PHP
20 160 (3.85%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2,833 (68.23%) JavaScript
2 892 (21.48%) SQL
3 730 (17.58%) Python
4 529 (12.74%) Java
5 469 (11.30%) C#
6 352 (8.48%) TypeScript
7 289 (6.96%) Go
8 249 (6.00%) Bash Shell
9 216 (5.20%) Ruby
10 200 (4.82%) PHP 7
11 138 (3.32%) ES6
12 84 (2.02%) PowerShell
13 78 (1.88%) C++
14 75 (1.81%) C
15 63 (1.52%) Perl
16 61 (1.47%) Groovy
17 37 (0.89%) Scala
17 37 (0.89%) Shell Script
18 33 (0.79%) Kotlin
19 31 (0.75%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 248 (5.97%) Degree
2 114 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (0.55%) Security Cleared
4 20 (0.48%) AWS Certification
5 17 (0.41%) SC Cleared
6 16 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (0.29%) CCNP
9 8 (0.19%) JNCIP
10 7 (0.17%) DBS Check
10 7 (0.17%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.12%) CCNA
11 5 (0.12%) Postgraduate
11 5 (0.12%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 4 (0.096%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.072%) CCIE
13 3 (0.072%) MCSA
13 3 (0.072%) MCSD
13 3 (0.072%) MCSE
13 3 (0.072%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (3.47%) QA
2 20 (0.48%) GDPR
3 19 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 19 (0.46%) SLA
4 10 (0.24%) WCAG
5 9 (0.22%) GRC
6 7 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.14%) OpenSCAP
8 5 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.12%) WAI
9 2 (0.048%) Actionable Recommendations
9 2 (0.048%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.048%) NIST
9 2 (0.048%) PSD2
10 1 (0.024%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.024%) PMO
10 1 (0.024%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,008 (24.28%) Docker
2 26 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.39%) Active Directory
4 15 (0.36%) Postfix
5 14 (0.34%) iptables
5 14 (0.34%) KVM
5 14 (0.34%) QEMU
6 13 (0.31%) Kamailio
7 9 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.19%) FreeRADIUS
9 6 (0.14%) HDFS
10 5 (0.12%) LXC
11 4 (0.096%) Varnish
12 3 (0.072%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.048%) Hyper-V
13 2 (0.048%) NFS
13 2 (0.048%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.048%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.048%) Xen
14 1 (0.024%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 406 (9.78%) Kubernetes
2 197 (4.74%) Terraform
3 162 (3.90%) Ansible
4 109 (2.63%) Puppet
5 83 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
6 67 (1.61%) Prometheus
7 64 (1.54%) Grafana
8 20 (0.48%) Packer
9 19 (0.46%) HAProxy
10 15 (0.36%) Galera Cluster
10 15 (0.36%) ZABBIX
11 13 (0.31%) logstash
11 13 (0.31%) Red Hat Satellite
12 11 (0.26%) Kibana
13 9 (0.22%) FortiGate
14 8 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
14 8 (0.19%) Graylog
14 8 (0.19%) Opsgenie
14 8 (0.19%) SCCM
15 5 (0.12%) Istio
Vendors
1 314 (7.56%) Zend
2 226 (5.44%) Google
3 224 (5.39%) Microsoft
4 68 (1.64%) Adobe
5 60 (1.45%) New Relic
6 58 (1.40%) WooCommerce
7 56 (1.35%) SaltStack
8 48 (1.16%) Oracle
9 35 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
10 34 (0.82%) Atlassian
11 32 (0.77%) Cisco
12 28 (0.67%) VMware
13 26 (0.63%) Facebook
14 24 (0.58%) Red Hat
15 23 (0.55%) Juniper
16 21 (0.51%) Sage
17 19 (0.46%) DoubleClick
18 18 (0.43%) SAP
19 15 (0.36%) HP
19 15 (0.36%) Spotify