Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 52 67 64
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3 -8
Permanent jobs citing PHP 2,325 5,790 7,478
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.67% 4.10% 4.47%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.94% 7.66% 8.03%
Number of salaries quoted 2,374 5,531 6,918
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%

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 29,275 75,543 93,168
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 58.79% 53.45% 55.64%
Number of salaries quoted 24,475 61,717 77,430
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +14 2,172 £45,000 - 739
UK excluding London +6 1,606 £41,000 +2.50% 659
London -8 623 £57,500 +4.55% 132
North of England +11 520 £42,500 +6.25% 251
South East -1 414 £45,000 +2.27% 89
Work from Home +12 350 £45,000 - 156
North West -1 256 £42,500 +6.25% 134
South West +13 251 £40,000 - 98
Yorkshire +38 229 £42,000 +5.00% 87
Midlands +5 207 £37,500 - 125
East of England +20 124 £40,000 -5.88% 45
West Midlands -5 123 £40,000 +6.67% 69
East Midlands +19 83 £37,500 +7.14% 56
Scotland +41 61 £40,000 +10.34% 32
North East +2 35 £40,000 - 30
Wales -15 28 £35,000 -6.67% 18
Northern Ireland +3 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1,479 (63.61%) JavaScript
2 1,116 (48.00%) HTML
3 1,097 (47.18%) CSS
4 1,037 (44.60%) MySQL
5 762 (32.77%) Laravel
6 661 (28.43%) Git (software)
7 604 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
8 538 (23.14%) Linux
9 504 (21.68%) Web Development
10 473 (20.34%) MVC
11 465 (20.00%) AWS
12 458 (19.70%) jQuery
13 404 (17.38%) Python
14 403 (17.33%) Docker
15 396 (17.03%) Vue.js
16 383 (16.47%) OOP
17 380 (16.34%) Symfony
18 376 (16.17%) Node.js
19 366 (15.74%) OO
20 363 (15.61%) React
21 336 (14.45%) AngularJS
22 333 (14.32%) LAMP
23 330 (14.19%) Java
24 315 (13.55%) SQL
25 298 (12.82%) E-Commerce
26 297 (12.77%) HTML5
27 286 (12.30%) DevOps
28 256 (11.01%) Problem-Solving
29 252 (10.84%) REST
30 246 (10.58%) TDD

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
1 223 (9.59%) WordPress
2 170 (7.31%) CMS
3 165 (7.10%) Apache
4 86 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
5 73 (3.14%) nginx
6 62 (2.67%) Drupal
7 35 (1.51%) Moodle
8 28 (1.20%) Joomla!
9 26 (1.12%) Confluence
10 24 (1.03%) Tomcat
11 22 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
12 16 (0.69%) Apache Solr
13 13 (0.56%) Jadu
14 11 (0.47%) Apache Spark
14 11 (0.47%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.43%) Umbraco
16 9 (0.39%) ExpressionEngine
16 9 (0.39%) IIS
17 6 (0.26%) ColdFusion
17 6 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (1.20%) Photoshop
2 20 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 19 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (0.65%) Sketch
5 8 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.086%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.086%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.086%) Inkscape
8 1 (0.043%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.043%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 196 (8.43%) Magento
2 40 (1.72%) Shopify
3 39 (1.68%) Payment Gateway
4 13 (0.56%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.30%) OpenCart
5 7 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.26%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.17%) Oracle CRM On Demand
7 4 (0.17%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
9 2 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
9 2 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 465 (20.00%) AWS
2 193 (8.30%) Azure
3 114 (4.90%) SaaS
4 100 (4.30%) GitHub
5 82 (3.53%) GCP
6 54 (2.32%) Serverless
7 46 (1.98%) AWS Lambda
8 43 (1.85%) npm
9 33 (1.42%) Amazon EC2
10 25 (1.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 25 (1.08%) Datadog
10 25 (1.08%) PaaS
11 23 (0.99%) Amazon S3
12 19 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
13 18 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 17 (0.73%) IaaS
15 14 (0.60%) Yarn
16 13 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
17 11 (0.47%) Google Analytics
17 11 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (1.59%) Internet
2 34 (1.46%) Firewall
2 34 (1.46%) HTTP
3 27 (1.16%) Network Security
4 24 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 22 (0.95%) SSH
6 20 (0.86%) DNS
7 15 (0.65%) Skype
8 13 (0.56%) SSL
9 12 (0.52%) HTTPS
10 10 (0.43%) VPN
11 6 (0.26%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (0.26%) SMTP
12 5 (0.22%) FTP
12 5 (0.22%) Intranet
12 5 (0.22%) SNMP
13 4 (0.17%) MPLS
13 4 (0.17%) OpenLDAP
13 4 (0.17%) WebEx
14 3 (0.13%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,037 (44.60%) MySQL
2 138 (5.94%) SQL Server
3 128 (5.51%) NoSQL
4 125 (5.38%) MongoDB
5 100 (4.30%) Relational Database
6 91 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
7 80 (3.44%) Redis
8 52 (2.24%) Big Data
9 44 (1.89%) MariaDB
10 31 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
11 30 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 29 (1.25%) InterSystems Cache
13 25 (1.08%) RDBMS
14 12 (0.52%) Couchbase
14 12 (0.52%) Neo4j
15 11 (0.47%) Hadoop
15 11 (0.47%) MS Access
16 10 (0.43%) BigQuery
17 6 (0.26%) Amazon Aurora
17 6 (0.26%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 661 (28.43%) Git (software)
2 131 (5.63%) Jenkins
3 122 (5.25%) JIRA
4 97 (4.17%) PHPUnit
5 88 (3.78%) webpack
6 67 (2.88%) Selenium
7 66 (2.84%) Bitbucket
8 63 (2.71%) gulp
9 53 (2.28%) Subversion
10 39 (1.68%) Grunt
11 37 (1.59%) GitLab
12 30 (1.29%) Vagrant
13 26 (1.12%) Xcode
14 24 (1.03%) Locust
15 23 (0.99%) eggPlant
16 19 (0.82%) git-flow
17 15 (0.65%) Android Studio
17 15 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
18 13 (0.56%) Cucumber
18 13 (0.56%) TeamCity
General
1 184 (7.91%) Finance
2 151 (6.49%) Retail
3 146 (6.28%) Marketing
4 68 (2.92%) Games
5 35 (1.51%) Public Sector
6 30 (1.29%) Telecoms
7 21 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 19 (0.82%) Legal
9 18 (0.77%) Publishing
10 16 (0.69%) Back Office
11 15 (0.65%) Banking
11 15 (0.65%) Law
12 14 (0.60%) Electronics
13 12 (0.52%) Digital Economy
14 9 (0.39%) Advertising
15 8 (0.34%) Automotive
16 6 (0.26%) German Language
16 6 (0.26%) Retail Banking
17 4 (0.17%) Front Office
18 3 (0.13%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1,811 (77.89%) Developer
2 1,066 (45.85%) PHP Developer
3 345 (14.84%) Senior Developer
4 235 (10.11%) Senior PHP Developer
5 227 (9.76%) Full Stack Developer
6 180 (7.74%) Web Developer
7 122 (5.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 118 (5.08%) Software Developer
9 113 (4.86%) Software Engineer
10 103 (4.43%) Backend Developer
11 96 (4.13%) PHP Web Developer
12 94 (4.04%) Magento Developer
13 93 (4.00%) Lead Developer
14 87 (3.74%) PHP Laravel Developer
15 76 (3.27%) JavaScript Developer
16 66 (2.84%) DevOps Engineer
17 55 (2.37%) Junior
18 54 (2.32%) React Developer
19 52 (2.24%) LAMP Developer
20 48 (2.06%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,116 (48.00%) HTML
2 1,097 (47.18%) CSS
3 762 (32.77%) Laravel
4 458 (19.70%) jQuery
5 396 (17.03%) Vue.js
6 380 (16.34%) Symfony
7 376 (16.17%) Node.js
8 363 (15.61%) React
9 336 (14.45%) AngularJS
10 333 (14.32%) LAMP
11 297 (12.77%) HTML5
12 252 (10.84%) REST
13 228 (9.81%) RESTful
14 222 (9.55%) CSS3
15 216 (9.29%) Sass
16 204 (8.77%) Web Services
17 148 (6.37%) .NET
18 133 (5.72%) JSON
19 128 (5.51%) XML
20 115 (4.95%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 232 (9.98%) User Experience
2 165 (7.10%) Mobile App
3 126 (5.42%) Greenfield Project
4 92 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 77 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
6 45 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
7 35 (1.51%) e-Learning
8 28 (1.20%) Algorithms
9 20 (0.86%) Data Centre
10 19 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (0.69%) NHS
11 16 (0.69%) Virtual Team
12 15 (0.65%) Data Structures
13 14 (0.60%) Derivative
13 14 (0.60%) SCORM
14 12 (0.52%) Management Information System
14 12 (0.52%) Social Media
15 11 (0.47%) Public Cloud
16 9 (0.39%) Blog
17 8 (0.34%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 538 (23.14%) Linux
2 102 (4.39%) Android
3 90 (3.87%) Apple iOS
4 64 (2.75%) Windows
5 61 (2.62%) CentOS
6 51 (2.19%) Ubuntu
7 48 (2.06%) Unix
8 22 (0.95%) Windows Server
9 14 (0.60%) Mac OS
10 12 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (0.39%) Amazon Linux
12 8 (0.34%) Debian
13 7 (0.30%) FreeBSD
13 7 (0.30%) FreeNAS
13 7 (0.30%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.17%) Solaris
16 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
16 3 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
17 2 (0.086%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
2 504 (21.68%) Web Development
3 473 (20.34%) MVC
4 383 (16.47%) OOP
5 366 (15.74%) OO
6 298 (12.82%) E-Commerce
7 286 (12.30%) DevOps
8 256 (11.01%) Problem-Solving
9 246 (10.58%) TDD
10 243 (10.45%) Software Engineering
11 196 (8.43%) Front End Development
12 153 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
12 153 (6.58%) Microservices
13 151 (6.49%) OO PHP
14 140 (6.02%) Scrum
15 135 (5.81%) Test Automation
16 134 (5.76%) Mentoring
17 114 (4.90%) Open Source
18 94 (4.04%) Computer Science
19 89 (3.83%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,479 (63.61%) JavaScript
2 404 (17.38%) Python
3 330 (14.19%) Java
4 315 (13.55%) SQL
5 172 (7.40%) C#
6 105 (4.52%) PHP 7
7 102 (4.39%) Go
8 92 (3.96%) Ruby
9 81 (3.48%) TypeScript
10 74 (3.18%) Bash Shell
11 69 (2.97%) ES6
12 58 (2.49%) Perl
13 56 (2.41%) C
14 47 (2.02%) Objective-C
15 46 (1.98%) Apple Swift
16 40 (1.72%) C++
17 33 (1.42%) PowerShell
18 30 (1.29%) PHP 5
19 25 (1.08%) Scala
20 22 (0.95%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 126 (5.42%) Degree
2 79 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (0.30%) RHCE
4 6 (0.26%) Security Cleared
5 4 (0.17%) PhD
6 3 (0.13%) CREST Certified
6 3 (0.13%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.13%) HND
6 3 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.086%) Analytics IQ
7 2 (0.086%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.086%) CISSP
7 2 (0.086%) CSSLP
7 2 (0.086%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.086%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.086%) MCSE
7 2 (0.086%) RHCSA
7 2 (0.086%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.043%) CEH
8 1 (0.043%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (3.48%) QA
2 24 (1.03%) GDPR
3 11 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 7 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.30%) SLA
5 6 (0.26%) PMO
6 4 (0.17%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.17%) SEPA
7 1 (0.043%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.043%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 403 (17.33%) Docker
2 26 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.43%) vSphere
4 7 (0.30%) KVM
5 6 (0.26%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.17%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.13%) Active Directory
8 3 (0.13%) iptables
8 3 (0.13%) vCloud
9 2 (0.086%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (0.086%) LXC
9 2 (0.086%) NFS
9 2 (0.086%) Samba
9 2 (0.086%) Squid
9 2 (0.086%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.043%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.043%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.043%) Varnish
10 1 (0.043%) zsh
Systems Management
1 210 (9.03%) Kubernetes
2 103 (4.43%) Ansible
3 82 (3.53%) Terraform
4 26 (1.12%) Puppet
5 24 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (0.99%) Grafana
7 22 (0.95%) ZABBIX
8 16 (0.69%) cPanel
8 16 (0.69%) Nagios
9 12 (0.52%) Kibana
9 12 (0.52%) logstash
9 12 (0.52%) Netcool
9 12 (0.52%) Opsview
10 9 (0.39%) Rundeck
11 7 (0.30%) Icinga
11 7 (0.30%) Proxmox
12 6 (0.26%) Prometheus
13 5 (0.22%) Packer
14 4 (0.17%) Rancher
15 3 (0.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 217 (9.33%) Zend
2 88 (3.78%) Microsoft
3 80 (3.44%) Google
4 44 (1.89%) Oracle
5 41 (1.76%) Red Hat
6 37 (1.59%) Adobe
7 31 (1.33%) VMware
8 25 (1.08%) Atlassian
9 20 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (0.69%) Percona
11 15 (0.65%) Xamarin
12 14 (0.60%) Sony
12 14 (0.60%) WooCommerce
13 13 (0.56%) Dynatrace
14 12 (0.52%) AppDynamics
14 12 (0.52%) SAP
14 12 (0.52%) SevOne
14 12 (0.52%) TOWER Software
15 11 (0.47%) HubSpot
15 11 (0.47%) SaltStack