Period
to 4 July 2020

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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 61 64 57
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 -2
Permanent jobs citing PHP 3,406 6,172 8,550
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.32% 4.20% 4.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.77% 7.80% 8.59%
Number of salaries quoted 3,225 5,794 7,886
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +9.59%

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 43,820 79,114 99,550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.54% 53.89% 56.06%
Number of salaries quoted 36,070 64,840 82,914
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,038
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 4 July 2020.

Salary histogram for PHP in the UK

PHP
Top 17 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 4 July 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
England +2 3,178 £45,000 - 533
UK excluding London +9 2,312 £42,000 +5.00% 496
London -9 1,015 £60,000 +9.09% 76
North of England +14 689 £42,500 +6.25% 181
South East +12 673 £45,000 +5.88% 75
South West +15 365 £40,000 - 73
North West +3 341 £42,500 +6.25% 88
Work from Home -10 308 £45,000 - 85
Yorkshire +43 268 £40,000 +2.56% 78
Midlands -15 222 £40,000 +6.67% 90
East of England +18 205 £40,000 -11.11% 38
West Midlands -19 133 £40,000 +6.67% 55
Scotland +18 93 £40,000 +14.29% 22
East Midlands -8 88 £40,000 +14.29% 35
North East +31 80 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Wales -12 62 £36,000 -1.37% 18
Northern Ireland +2 3 - -

For the 6 months to 4 July 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 with a requirement for PHP.

1 2,043 (59.98%) JavaScript
2 1,537 (45.13%) HTML
3 1,497 (43.95%) MySQL
4 1,436 (42.16%) CSS
5 1,014 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
6 995 (29.21%) Laravel
7 904 (26.54%) Git (software)
8 848 (24.90%) Linux
9 722 (21.20%) Web Development
10 673 (19.76%) MVC
11 630 (18.50%) Python
12 588 (17.26%) SQL
13 581 (17.06%) AWS
14 577 (16.94%) jQuery
15 572 (16.79%) Java
16 567 (16.65%) Docker
17 557 (16.35%) Symfony
18 525 (15.41%) OOP
19 515 (15.12%) OO
20 500 (14.68%) Node.js
21 487 (14.30%) React
22 447 (13.12%) AngularJS
23 441 (12.95%) LAMP
24 437 (12.83%) HTML5
25 416 (12.21%) E-Commerce
26 411 (12.07%) Software Engineering
27 407 (11.95%) TDD
28 396 (11.63%) DevOps
29 392 (11.51%) Vue.js
30 382 (11.22%) User Experience

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
1 296 (8.69%) WordPress
2 255 (7.49%) CMS
3 249 (7.31%) Apache
4 142 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
5 89 (2.61%) Drupal
6 87 (2.55%) nginx
7 53 (1.56%) Confluence
8 46 (1.35%) Tomcat
9 28 (0.82%) Joomla!
10 23 (0.68%) Moodle
11 19 (0.56%) Apache Spark
12 18 (0.53%) Apache Solr
13 16 (0.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 14 (0.41%) OpenStack
15 13 (0.38%) IIS
16 10 (0.29%) ExpressionEngine
16 10 (0.29%) Jadu
17 9 (0.26%) Umbraco
18 8 (0.23%) SilverStripe
18 8 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 52 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (0.94%) Photoshop
3 27 (0.79%) Sketch
4 22 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
5 15 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
6 12 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.23%) Adobe XD
8 3 (0.088%) Chatbot
8 3 (0.088%) InVision
9 2 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.029%) Figma
10 1 (0.029%) Marvel
10 1 (0.029%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 290 (8.51%) Magento
2 51 (1.50%) Shopify
3 47 (1.38%) Payment Gateway
4 17 (0.50%) NetSuite
5 14 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
6 12 (0.35%) OpenCart
7 8 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.18%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
10 4 (0.12%) assyst
10 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.12%) WebTrends
11 2 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.059%) Oracle CRM On Demand
12 1 (0.029%) BigMachines
12 1 (0.029%) Eikon
12 1 (0.029%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
12 1 (0.029%) RMDS
12 1 (0.029%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 581 (17.06%) AWS
2 232 (6.81%) Azure
3 231 (6.78%) SaaS
4 115 (3.38%) GitHub
5 98 (2.88%) GCP
6 78 (2.29%) Serverless
7 64 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
7 64 (1.88%) npm
8 52 (1.53%) PaaS
9 48 (1.41%) Amazon SQS
10 42 (1.23%) IaaS
11 40 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
11 40 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
12 36 (1.06%) Amazon S3
13 32 (0.94%) Google Analytics
14 25 (0.73%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 15 (0.44%) Yarn
16 14 (0.41%) Office 365
16 14 (0.41%) OpenShift
17 11 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 76 (2.23%) Internet
2 61 (1.79%) HTTP
3 58 (1.70%) DNS
4 55 (1.61%) Firewall
5 43 (1.26%) TCP/IP
6 31 (0.91%) Network Security
7 24 (0.70%) Intranet
8 22 (0.65%) VPN
9 16 (0.47%) Wireless
10 15 (0.44%) SSL
11 14 (0.41%) VoIP
12 13 (0.38%) Skype
12 13 (0.38%) SMTP
13 12 (0.35%) SSH
14 11 (0.32%) Bluetooth
14 11 (0.32%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (0.32%) LAN
14 11 (0.32%) WAN
15 9 (0.26%) tcpdump
16 8 (0.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,497 (43.95%) MySQL
2 246 (7.22%) SQL Server
3 179 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 174 (5.11%) NoSQL
5 160 (4.70%) PostgreSQL
6 157 (4.61%) Relational Database
7 154 (4.52%) Redis
8 80 (2.35%) MariaDB
9 79 (2.32%) Big Data
10 53 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
11 35 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 28 (0.82%) RDBMS
13 25 (0.73%) MS Access
14 22 (0.65%) Hadoop
15 15 (0.44%) CouchDB
16 13 (0.38%) Neo4j
17 11 (0.32%) Amazon Aurora
17 11 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
18 10 (0.29%) Apache Hive
18 10 (0.29%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 904 (26.54%) Git (software)
2 190 (5.58%) Jenkins
3 159 (4.67%) JIRA
4 154 (4.52%) PHPUnit
5 137 (4.02%) webpack
6 104 (3.05%) Subversion
7 98 (2.88%) Bitbucket
8 86 (2.52%) Selenium
9 79 (2.32%) gulp
10 52 (1.53%) Grunt
11 48 (1.41%) Vagrant
12 47 (1.38%) GitLab
13 35 (1.03%) Visual Studio
14 34 (1.00%) Cucumber
15 28 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 26 (0.76%) Xcode
17 25 (0.73%) Mercurial
18 24 (0.70%) Maven
18 24 (0.70%) PhpStorm
19 23 (0.68%) Appium
General
1 299 (8.78%) Finance
2 280 (8.22%) Marketing
3 252 (7.40%) Retail
4 113 (3.32%) Games
5 54 (1.59%) Telecoms
6 41 (1.20%) Legal
7 37 (1.09%) Advertising
8 33 (0.97%) Back Office
9 32 (0.94%) Public Sector
10 31 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 30 (0.88%) Automotive
11 30 (0.88%) Banking
12 24 (0.70%) Law
13 19 (0.56%) Electronics
14 15 (0.44%) Publishing
15 12 (0.35%) Digital Economy
15 12 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
16 11 (0.32%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.29%) Front Office
18 8 (0.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2,577 (75.66%) Developer
2 1,473 (43.25%) PHP Developer
3 460 (13.51%) Senior Developer
4 333 (9.78%) Full Stack Developer
5 291 (8.54%) Web Developer
6 285 (8.37%) Senior PHP Developer
7 223 (6.55%) Software Developer
8 168 (4.93%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 161 (4.73%) Software Engineer
10 159 (4.67%) JavaScript Developer
11 134 (3.93%) Magento Developer
12 129 (3.79%) PHP Web Developer
13 127 (3.73%) Junior
14 112 (3.29%) Junior Developer
15 104 (3.05%) PHP Laravel Developer
16 102 (2.99%) Backend Developer
17 100 (2.94%) Lead Developer
18 88 (2.58%) DevOps Engineer
19 78 (2.29%) React Developer
20 69 (2.03%) LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,537 (45.13%) HTML
2 1,436 (42.16%) CSS
3 995 (29.21%) Laravel
4 577 (16.94%) jQuery
5 557 (16.35%) Symfony
6 500 (14.68%) Node.js
7 487 (14.30%) React
8 447 (13.12%) AngularJS
9 441 (12.95%) LAMP
10 437 (12.83%) HTML5
11 392 (11.51%) Vue.js
12 377 (11.07%) REST
13 311 (9.13%) Sass
14 292 (8.57%) CSS3
15 287 (8.43%) Web Services
16 282 (8.28%) .NET
17 256 (7.52%) RESTful
18 199 (5.84%) SOAP
19 177 (5.20%) XML
20 174 (5.11%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 382 (11.22%) User Experience
2 317 (9.31%) Mobile App
3 191 (5.61%) Greenfield Project
4 142 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 137 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
6 81 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
7 59 (1.73%) Algorithms
8 46 (1.35%) Data Centre
8 46 (1.35%) Data Structures
9 31 (0.91%) Management Information System
10 26 (0.76%) Replication
11 24 (0.70%) e-Learning
12 22 (0.65%) NHS
12 22 (0.65%) W3C
13 21 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
14 19 (0.56%) Client/Server
15 18 (0.53%) Blog
16 17 (0.50%) Augmented Reality
17 15 (0.44%) Public Cloud
18 14 (0.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 848 (24.90%) Linux
2 183 (5.37%) Android
3 156 (4.58%) Apple iOS
4 110 (3.23%) Windows
5 96 (2.82%) Unix
6 84 (2.47%) CentOS
7 71 (2.08%) Ubuntu
8 36 (1.06%) Windows Server
9 27 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (0.70%) Debian
11 15 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (0.38%) Mac OS
13 12 (0.35%) FreeBSD
14 11 (0.32%) FreeNAS
15 9 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.23%) Mac OS X
16 8 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
17 7 (0.21%) Solaris
18 5 (0.15%) Amazon Linux
19 4 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,014 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
2 722 (21.20%) Web Development
3 673 (19.76%) MVC
4 525 (15.41%) OOP
5 515 (15.12%) OO
6 416 (12.21%) E-Commerce
7 411 (12.07%) Software Engineering
8 407 (11.95%) TDD
9 396 (11.63%) DevOps
10 326 (9.57%) Problem-Solving
11 298 (8.75%) Front End Development
12 275 (8.07%) Test Automation
13 249 (7.31%) OO PHP
14 238 (6.99%) Microservices
15 218 (6.40%) Computer Science
16 217 (6.37%) Scrum
17 210 (6.17%) Mentoring
18 198 (5.81%) Continuous Integration
19 182 (5.34%) Unit Testing
20 149 (4.37%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2,043 (59.98%) JavaScript
2 630 (18.50%) Python
3 588 (17.26%) SQL
4 572 (16.79%) Java
5 305 (8.95%) C#
6 197 (5.78%) PHP 7
7 179 (5.26%) Ruby
8 149 (4.37%) Bash Shell
9 135 (3.96%) Go
10 125 (3.67%) Perl
11 120 (3.52%) ES6
12 119 (3.49%) C++
13 108 (3.17%) C
14 76 (2.23%) TypeScript
15 74 (2.17%) Scala
16 73 (2.14%) Objective-C
17 68 (2.00%) PHP 5
18 66 (1.94%) PowerShell
19 56 (1.64%) Apple Swift
20 50 (1.47%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 263 (7.72%) Degree
2 146 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (0.59%) Security Cleared
4 13 (0.38%) DV Cleared
5 11 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (0.29%) Analytics IQ
6 10 (0.29%) ISTQB
6 10 (0.29%) RHCE
7 9 (0.26%) SC Cleared
8 8 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
9 7 (0.21%) CCNP
9 7 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.18%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.15%) CISSP
11 5 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.12%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.12%) HND
12 4 (0.12%) ISEB
12 4 (0.12%) MCSD
12 4 (0.12%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (4.76%) QA
2 19 (0.56%) GDPR
2 19 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (0.41%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.38%) SLA
5 9 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.21%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.15%) SEPA
8 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.12%) WCAG
9 2 (0.059%) PMO
10 1 (0.029%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.029%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.029%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 567 (16.65%) Docker
2 47 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.41%) vSphere
4 13 (0.38%) KVM
5 12 (0.35%) Active Directory
6 10 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (0.23%) Firmware
8 8 (0.23%) Varnish
9 7 (0.21%) Hyper-V
9 7 (0.21%) vCloud
9 7 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.12%) LXC
10 4 (0.12%) NFS
11 3 (0.088%) iptables
11 3 (0.088%) Samba
12 2 (0.059%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.059%) Postfix
12 2 (0.059%) Squid
13 1 (0.029%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 201 (5.90%) Kubernetes
2 118 (3.46%) Ansible
3 84 (2.47%) Terraform
4 49 (1.44%) Puppet
5 42 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
6 24 (0.70%) Kibana
7 17 (0.50%) Nagios
7 17 (0.50%) ZABBIX
8 16 (0.47%) Icinga
9 15 (0.44%) cPanel
9 15 (0.44%) logstash
10 13 (0.38%) Grafana
10 13 (0.38%) Netcool
10 13 (0.38%) Opsview
11 12 (0.35%) Proxmox
12 10 (0.29%) Fluentd
12 10 (0.29%) Rundeck
13 9 (0.26%) Docker Swarm
14 6 (0.18%) HP ALM
15 4 (0.12%) Observium
Vendors
1 279 (8.19%) Zend
2 146 (4.29%) Microsoft
3 135 (3.96%) Google
4 103 (3.02%) Oracle
5 70 (2.06%) Adobe
6 58 (1.70%) Red Hat
7 56 (1.64%) VMware
8 42 (1.23%) Atlassian
9 32 (0.94%) Percona
10 22 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (0.56%) SaltStack
12 17 (0.50%) HubSpot
12 17 (0.50%) WooCommerce
13 15 (0.44%) AppDynamics
13 15 (0.44%) Cisco
13 15 (0.44%) New Relic
14 14 (0.41%) hybris
14 14 (0.41%) Sony
15 13 (0.38%) SevOne
15 13 (0.38%) TOWER Software