Period
to 20 May 2018

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 20 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 50 52
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 -5
Permanent jobs citing PHP 8,690 9,064 10,326
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.05% 5.31% 5.14%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.03% 9.65% 9.86%
Number of salaries quoted 7,638 8,116 9,424
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%

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 96,252 93,920 104,736
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.99% 55.06% 52.11%
Number of salaries quoted 80,319 79,863 90,414
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,407
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.36% +3.13%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -

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 20 May 2018.

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 20 May 2018. 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 -1 8,202 £42,500 +6.25% 1,575
UK excluding London -4 5,856 £40,000 +11.11% 1,155
London -3 2,653 £55,000 +10.00% 486
North of England +1 2,003 £40,000 +11.11% 403
South East +3 1,758 £40,000 - 249
North West -2 1,124 £40,000 +8.84% 243
Midlands -6 861 £35,000 +7.69% 194
Yorkshire +4 761 £37,500 - 133
West Midlands -8 542 £35,000 +7.69% 121
South West -25 518 £37,000 +5.71% 163
East of England -28 401 £42,500 +13.33% 80
East Midlands 0 326 £35,000 +7.69% 72
Scotland -25 214 £47,500 +26.67% 38
North East -14 120 £32,500 +2.36% 27
Wales -8 105 £39,750 +8.16% 19
Northern Ireland -3 10 £41,500 +3.75% 9

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, 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 5,280 (60.76%) JavaScript
2 4,488 (51.65%) HTML
3 4,118 (47.39%) CSS
4 3,757 (43.23%) MySQL
5 2,887 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
6 2,750 (31.65%) Java
7 2,694 (31.00%) Web Development
8 2,172 (24.99%) Linux
9 2,093 (24.09%) Git (software)
10 2,015 (23.19%) jQuery
11 1,838 (21.15%) MVC
12 1,791 (20.61%) SQL
13 1,790 (20.60%) Laravel
14 1,652 (19.01%) Python
15 1,475 (16.97%) AngularJS
16 1,443 (16.61%) HTML5
17 1,389 (15.98%) OO
18 1,256 (14.45%) Symfony
19 1,248 (14.36%) LAMP
20 1,179 (13.57%) OOP
21 1,097 (12.62%) Node.js
22 1,088 (12.52%) C#
23 1,084 (12.47%) E-Commerce
24 1,050 (12.08%) Software Engineering
25 1,029 (11.84%) Finance
26 1,022 (11.76%) Front End Development
27 1,013 (11.66%) Amazon AWS
28 995 (11.45%) Advertising
29 972 (11.19%) TDD
30 904 (10.40%) CSS3

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
1 888 (10.22%) WordPress
2 804 (9.25%) Apache
3 767 (8.83%) CMS
4 538 (6.19%) Drupal
5 305 (3.51%) nginx
6 255 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
7 148 (1.70%) Confluence
8 87 (1.00%) Tomcat
9 76 (0.87%) IIS
10 68 (0.78%) Apache Solr
11 60 (0.69%) Joomla!
12 58 (0.67%) SharePoint
13 51 (0.59%) OpenStack
14 43 (0.49%) JBoss
15 37 (0.43%) WebSphere
16 30 (0.35%) Moodle
17 28 (0.32%) Apache Spark
17 28 (0.32%) EPiServer
17 28 (0.32%) SAS
17 28 (0.32%) WebLogic
Applications
1 257 (2.96%) Photoshop
2 110 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 48 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 46 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
5 34 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
6 20 (0.23%) SPSS
7 15 (0.17%) InDesign
8 12 (0.14%) GIMP
9 11 (0.13%) Chatbot
10 10 (0.12%) Acrobat
10 10 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
11 9 (0.10%) Fireworks
12 8 (0.092%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 7 (0.081%) HipChat
14 5 (0.058%) InfoPath
15 4 (0.046%) InVision
16 2 (0.023%) Adobe After Effects
16 2 (0.023%) AutoCAD
16 2 (0.023%) Blender
16 2 (0.023%) Revit
Business Applications
1 471 (5.42%) Magento
2 70 (0.81%) Payment Gateway
3 32 (0.37%) Shopify
4 23 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 19 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 16 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 15 (0.17%) Documaker
8 12 (0.14%) NetSuite
9 9 (0.10%) Eloqua
10 8 (0.092%) CiviCRM
11 7 (0.081%) OpenCart
11 7 (0.081%) WebTrends
12 4 (0.046%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (0.046%) nopCommerce
12 4 (0.046%) osCommerce
12 4 (0.046%) SAP Business One
12 4 (0.046%) Visualfiles
13 2 (0.023%) Oracle CRM
13 2 (0.023%) Remedy ITSM
14 1 (0.012%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 1,013 (11.66%) Amazon AWS
2 362 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 326 (3.75%) SaaS
4 254 (2.92%) GitHub
5 111 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 98 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
7 96 (1.10%) npm
8 93 (1.07%) Amazon S3
9 77 (0.89%) Serverless
10 74 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 68 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
12 64 (0.74%) OpenShift
13 62 (0.71%) Google Analytics
14 60 (0.69%) IaaS
15 58 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
16 45 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 44 (0.51%) Route 53
18 41 (0.47%) Office 365
19 39 (0.45%) CloudFront
20 34 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 225 (2.59%) Internet
2 196 (2.26%) HTTP
3 141 (1.62%) Firewall
4 136 (1.57%) DNS
5 111 (1.28%) TCP/IP
6 94 (1.08%) SSL
7 85 (0.98%) SSH
8 72 (0.83%) SMS
9 67 (0.77%) VPN
10 57 (0.66%) LAN
11 52 (0.60%) FTP
12 51 (0.59%) SNMP
13 46 (0.53%) Intranet
14 45 (0.52%) WAN
15 42 (0.48%) Network Security
16 40 (0.46%) VLAN
17 34 (0.39%) BGP
18 33 (0.38%) SMTP
19 30 (0.35%) IPsec
20 29 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,757 (43.23%) MySQL
2 643 (7.40%) SQL Server
3 582 (6.70%) NoSQL
4 490 (5.64%) MongoDB
5 390 (4.49%) PostgreSQL
6 376 (4.33%) Relational Database
7 222 (2.55%) Redis
8 145 (1.67%) Big Data
9 131 (1.51%) Hadoop
10 108 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 87 (1.00%) MariaDB
12 76 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
13 68 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
14 63 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 62 (0.71%) RDBMS
16 39 (0.45%) SQLite
17 36 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 36 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 34 (0.39%) Oracle Database
19 27 (0.31%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 2,093 (24.09%) Git (software)
2 515 (5.93%) Jenkins
3 493 (5.67%) Subversion
4 403 (4.64%) JIRA
5 311 (3.58%) Selenium
6 285 (3.28%) PHPUnit
7 252 (2.90%) gulp
8 201 (2.31%) Maven
9 186 (2.14%) Grunt
10 138 (1.59%) Vagrant
11 129 (1.48%) Bitbucket
12 114 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 107 (1.23%) webpack
14 103 (1.19%) Cucumber
15 90 (1.04%) Visual Studio
16 85 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
17 77 (0.89%) TeamCity
18 70 (0.81%) Mercurial
19 62 (0.71%) JUnit
20 59 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,029 (11.84%) Finance
2 995 (11.45%) Advertising
3 733 (8.43%) Marketing
4 643 (7.40%) Retail
5 220 (2.53%) Games
6 175 (2.01%) Banking
7 142 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 103 (1.19%) Legal
9 83 (0.96%) Automotive
10 80 (0.92%) Publishing
11 79 (0.91%) Manufacturing
12 54 (0.62%) Back Office
13 47 (0.54%) Electronics
14 30 (0.35%) Multimedia
15 28 (0.32%) Billing
16 26 (0.30%) Law
17 23 (0.26%) Financial Institution
18 20 (0.23%) Investment Banking
19 17 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
20 14 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6,559 (75.48%) Developer
2 3,356 (38.62%) PHP Developer
3 1,140 (13.12%) Senior Developer
4 1,001 (11.52%) Web Developer
5 662 (7.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 629 (7.24%) Java Developer
7 597 (6.87%) Senior PHP Developer
8 540 (6.21%) Full Stack Developer
9 479 (5.51%) JavaScript Developer
10 472 (5.43%) Software Developer
11 400 (4.60%) Software Engineer
12 395 (4.55%) PHP Web Developer
13 352 (4.05%) Junior
14 310 (3.57%) Junior Developer
15 288 (3.31%) Lead Developer
16 256 (2.95%) DevOps Engineer
17 231 (2.66%) HTML Developer
18 229 (2.64%) Backend Developer
19 192 (2.21%) MySQL Developer
20 188 (2.16%) PHP Laravel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,488 (51.65%) HTML
2 4,118 (47.39%) CSS
3 2,015 (23.19%) jQuery
4 1,790 (20.60%) Laravel
5 1,475 (16.97%) AngularJS
6 1,443 (16.61%) HTML5
7 1,256 (14.45%) Symfony
8 1,248 (14.36%) LAMP
9 1,097 (12.62%) Node.js
10 904 (10.40%) CSS3
11 885 (10.18%) React
12 826 (9.51%) .NET
13 771 (8.87%) Web Services
14 749 (8.62%) RESTful
15 747 (8.60%) Sass
16 665 (7.65%) REST
17 611 (7.03%) Spring
18 602 (6.93%) XML
19 559 (6.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 523 (6.02%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 682 (7.85%) User Experience
2 595 (6.85%) Computer Science
3 527 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 356 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
5 302 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
6 288 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
7 270 (3.11%) Fintech
8 222 (2.55%) Linux Command Line
9 182 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
10 136 (1.57%) Algorithms
11 122 (1.40%) Data Structures
12 95 (1.09%) Social Media
13 80 (0.92%) Public Cloud
14 74 (0.85%) Private Cloud
15 54 (0.62%) Data Centre
16 49 (0.56%) Virtual Team
17 44 (0.51%) Management Information System
18 40 (0.46%) Blog
19 39 (0.45%) Digital Media
19 39 (0.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2,172 (24.99%) Linux
2 511 (5.88%) Windows
3 402 (4.63%) Unix
4 334 (3.84%) Android
5 245 (2.82%) Apple iOS
6 203 (2.34%) CentOS
7 156 (1.80%) Debian
8 139 (1.60%) Ubuntu
9 89 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 74 (0.85%) Windows Server
11 32 (0.37%) Mac OS
11 32 (0.37%) Mac OS X
12 24 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (0.26%) Solaris
14 18 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (0.10%) CoreOS
15 9 (0.10%) openSUSE
16 8 (0.092%) VMS
16 8 (0.092%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (0.081%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,887 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2,694 (31.00%) Web Development
3 1,838 (21.15%) MVC
4 1,389 (15.98%) OO
5 1,179 (13.57%) OOP
6 1,084 (12.47%) E-Commerce
7 1,050 (12.08%) Software Engineering
8 1,022 (11.76%) Front End Development
9 972 (11.19%) TDD
10 902 (10.38%) Scrum
11 857 (9.86%) DevOps
12 669 (7.70%) Test Automation
13 635 (7.31%) Open Source
14 628 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
15 618 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
16 598 (6.88%) Mentoring
17 541 (6.23%) SDLC
18 517 (5.95%) OO PHP
19 411 (4.73%) Microservices
20 386 (4.44%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5,280 (60.76%) JavaScript
2 2,750 (31.65%) Java
3 1,791 (20.61%) SQL
4 1,652 (19.01%) Python
5 1,088 (12.52%) C#
6 807 (9.29%) Ruby
7 466 (5.36%) Perl
8 439 (5.05%) Bash Shell
9 415 (4.78%) C++
10 256 (2.95%) C
11 225 (2.59%) PHP 7
12 218 (2.51%) Go
13 208 (2.39%) Scala
14 189 (2.17%) ES6
15 186 (2.14%) PHP 5
16 171 (1.97%) PowerShell
17 149 (1.71%) Java 8
18 127 (1.46%) Shell Script
19 124 (1.43%) T-SQL
20 90 (1.04%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 851 (9.79%) Degree
2 336 (3.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 146 (1.68%) Security Cleared
4 89 (1.02%) SC Cleared
5 46 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (0.49%) Master's Degree
7 40 (0.46%) ISEB
8 37 (0.43%) CISSP
9 26 (0.30%) CCNA
10 23 (0.26%) ISTQB
10 23 (0.26%) SSCP
11 22 (0.25%) DV Cleared
12 19 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (0.22%) SANS
13 18 (0.21%) CCNP
13 18 (0.21%) CompTIA Security+
13 18 (0.21%) GIAC
14 17 (0.20%) CREST Certified
15 16 (0.18%) MCSE
16 15 (0.17%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 318 (3.66%) QA
2 74 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 33 (0.38%) SLA
4 29 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (0.30%) GCP
6 20 (0.23%) GDPR
7 14 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 12 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.14%) WAI
9 10 (0.12%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 7 (0.081%) Cyber Essentials
10 7 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 3 (0.035%) DICOM
11 3 (0.035%) FATCA
11 3 (0.035%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.035%) HL7
11 3 (0.035%) WCAG
12 2 (0.023%) COBIT
12 2 (0.023%) GPG13
12 2 (0.023%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 715 (8.23%) Docker
2 87 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (0.52%) Active Directory
4 34 (0.39%) Varnish
5 30 (0.35%) VirtualBox
6 26 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 21 (0.24%) vSphere
9 19 (0.22%) iptables
9 19 (0.22%) LXC
10 18 (0.21%) Samba
11 13 (0.15%) HDFS
11 13 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (0.14%) KVM
13 9 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 8 (0.092%) Postfix
15 7 (0.081%) Firmware
15 7 (0.081%) VMware NSX
15 7 (0.081%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.058%) Kamailio
Systems Management
1 527 (6.06%) Puppet
2 459 (5.28%) Ansible
3 276 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
4 198 (2.28%) Nagios
5 162 (1.86%) Kubernetes
6 123 (1.42%) Terraform
7 94 (1.08%) ZABBIX
8 46 (0.53%) HAProxy
9 43 (0.49%) Salt
10 30 (0.35%) Cacti
10 30 (0.35%) Rancher
11 27 (0.31%) Prometheus
12 26 (0.30%) cPanel
12 26 (0.30%) Single Sign-On
13 25 (0.29%) Plesk
14 22 (0.25%) Grafana
15 21 (0.24%) Kibana
16 15 (0.17%) Packer
16 15 (0.17%) Sysdig
16 15 (0.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 719 (8.27%) Zend
2 448 (5.16%) Oracle
3 431 (4.96%) Google
4 290 (3.34%) Microsoft
5 209 (2.41%) Adobe
6 160 (1.84%) VMware
7 132 (1.52%) Twitter
8 127 (1.46%) Red Hat
9 106 (1.22%) Splunk
10 92 (1.06%) WorldPay
11 91 (1.05%) Cisco
12 89 (1.02%) New Relic
12 89 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
13 80 (0.92%) Capita
14 77 (0.89%) Apple
15 74 (0.85%) WooCommerce
16 73 (0.84%) Atlassian
17 50 (0.58%) AppDynamics
18 45 (0.52%) IBM
19 43 (0.49%) Facebook