Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 56 52
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4 +2
Permanent jobs citing PHP 7,417 9,000 10,150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.45% 5.09% 5.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.00% 9.21% 9.94%
Number of salaries quoted 6,438 8,020 9,228
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

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 92,683 97,747 102,111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.66% 55.32% 52.64%
Number of salaries quoted 77,057 80,286 88,196
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -8 7,014 £42,500 +6.25% 1,692
UK excluding London -9 4,839 £40,000 +6.67% 1,273
London +1 2,415 £55,000 +4.76% 473
North of England -10 1,455 £40,000 +6.67% 468
South East -5 1,449 £41,250 +3.13% 257
North West -12 792 £40,000 +3.90% 277
South West -2 690 £40,000 +11.11% 240
Midlands -23 611 £35,000 +7.69% 177
Yorkshire -10 552 £36,000 -4.00% 157
West Midlands -23 433 £35,000 +7.69% 85
East of England -11 377 £37,500 - 77
East Midlands -42 178 £35,000 +4.48% 91
Scotland -22 164 £50,000 +42.86% 25
North East -9 111 £33,750 -3.57% 34
Wales +13 99 £39,500 -1.25% 24
Northern Ireland -5 5 £42,500 +102.38% 4

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 4,433 (59.77%) JavaScript
2 3,819 (51.49%) HTML
3 3,517 (47.42%) CSS
4 3,260 (43.95%) MySQL
5 2,510 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
6 2,065 (27.84%) Web Development
7 2,023 (27.28%) Java
8 1,849 (24.93%) Git (software)
9 1,832 (24.70%) Linux
10 1,571 (21.18%) jQuery
11 1,558 (21.01%) Laravel
12 1,510 (20.36%) MVC
13 1,503 (20.26%) SQL
14 1,470 (19.82%) Python
15 1,220 (16.45%) HTML5
16 1,216 (16.39%) AngularJS
17 1,151 (15.52%) Symfony
18 1,108 (14.94%) OO
19 1,060 (14.29%) LAMP
20 993 (13.39%) C#
21 936 (12.62%) Amazon AWS
22 919 (12.39%) OOP
23 905 (12.20%) Node.js
24 887 (11.96%) React
25 876 (11.81%) Software Engineering
26 846 (11.41%) CSS3
27 842 (11.35%) Finance
28 827 (11.15%) WordPress
29 811 (10.93%) TDD
30 808 (10.89%) E-Commerce

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
1 827 (11.15%) WordPress
2 636 (8.57%) CMS
3 627 (8.45%) Apache
4 488 (6.58%) Drupal
5 228 (3.07%) nginx
6 176 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
7 123 (1.66%) Tomcat
8 89 (1.20%) Confluence
9 58 (0.78%) IIS
10 52 (0.70%) Joomla!
10 52 (0.70%) SharePoint
11 49 (0.66%) Apache Pig
12 48 (0.65%) Apache Spark
13 43 (0.58%) Moodle
14 41 (0.55%) Apache Solr
14 41 (0.55%) OpenStack
15 36 (0.49%) WebLogic
16 34 (0.46%) WebSphere
17 28 (0.38%) JBoss
18 25 (0.34%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 230 (3.10%) Photoshop
2 102 (1.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 41 (0.55%) Microsoft Office
4 39 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
5 21 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 21 (0.28%) InDesign
6 9 (0.12%) GIMP
7 8 (0.11%) InVision
7 8 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.094%) HipChat
8 7 (0.094%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 6 (0.081%) SPSS
10 5 (0.067%) Fireworks
10 5 (0.067%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.054%) Acrobat
11 4 (0.054%) Mingle
12 3 (0.040%) Maya
13 2 (0.027%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.027%) Blender
13 2 (0.027%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 355 (4.79%) Magento
2 58 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
3 38 (0.51%) Shopify
4 18 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 16 (0.22%) Documaker
6 15 (0.20%) NetSuite
7 14 (0.19%) OpenCart
8 13 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 13 (0.18%) WebTrends
9 8 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
9 8 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
10 7 (0.094%) Adobe Campaign
10 7 (0.094%) Eloqua
10 7 (0.094%) Unica
11 5 (0.067%) Oracle Applications
12 4 (0.054%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (0.054%) SAP Business One
12 4 (0.054%) Visualfiles
13 3 (0.040%) Sage 200
14 2 (0.027%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 936 (12.62%) Amazon AWS
2 378 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 281 (3.79%) SaaS
4 214 (2.89%) GitHub
5 126 (1.70%) Google Cloud Platform
6 110 (1.48%) Serverless
7 96 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
8 85 (1.15%) npm
9 82 (1.11%) Amazon S3
10 75 (1.01%) AWS Lambda
11 63 (0.85%) IaaS
12 59 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
13 51 (0.69%) Google Analytics
14 50 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
15 45 (0.61%) Office 365
16 36 (0.49%) PaaS
17 35 (0.47%) DigitalOcean
18 34 (0.46%) Amazon SQS
19 33 (0.44%) CloudFront
20 30 (0.40%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 183 (2.47%) Internet
2 171 (2.31%) HTTP
3 126 (1.70%) Firewall
4 125 (1.69%) TCP/IP
5 109 (1.47%) DNS
6 105 (1.42%) SSL
7 60 (0.81%) SSH
8 59 (0.80%) SMS
9 38 (0.51%) Intranet
10 37 (0.50%) DHCP
10 37 (0.50%) LAN
11 32 (0.43%) SNMP
11 32 (0.43%) WAN
12 30 (0.40%) VPN
13 26 (0.35%) SMTP
13 26 (0.35%) Wireless
14 25 (0.34%) FTP
14 25 (0.34%) IPsec
15 24 (0.32%) Network Security
15 24 (0.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,260 (43.95%) MySQL
2 648 (8.74%) SQL Server
3 452 (6.09%) NoSQL
4 397 (5.35%) MongoDB
5 373 (5.03%) Relational Database
6 352 (4.75%) PostgreSQL
7 195 (2.63%) Redis
8 177 (2.39%) Big Data
9 149 (2.01%) Hadoop
10 109 (1.47%) MariaDB
11 74 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
12 71 (0.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 67 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
14 65 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 60 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
16 59 (0.80%) Apache Hive
17 54 (0.73%) RDBMS
18 49 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 43 (0.58%) Blockchain
20 35 (0.47%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,849 (24.93%) Git (software)
2 458 (6.18%) Jenkins
3 398 (5.37%) Subversion
4 388 (5.23%) JIRA
5 279 (3.76%) PHPUnit
6 248 (3.34%) Selenium
7 217 (2.93%) gulp
8 173 (2.33%) Grunt
8 173 (2.33%) Maven
9 144 (1.94%) Bitbucket
10 113 (1.52%) webpack
11 109 (1.47%) git-flow
12 108 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 98 (1.32%) Vagrant
14 88 (1.19%) JUnit
15 74 (1.00%) Visual Studio
16 70 (0.94%) Cucumber
17 50 (0.67%) Eclipse
17 50 (0.67%) WebDriver
18 45 (0.61%) Mercurial
General
1 842 (11.35%) Finance
2 536 (7.23%) Marketing
3 529 (7.13%) Advertising
4 524 (7.06%) Retail
5 163 (2.20%) Games
6 144 (1.94%) Banking
7 119 (1.60%) Telecoms
8 88 (1.19%) Back Office
9 83 (1.12%) Manufacturing
10 76 (1.02%) Publishing
11 62 (0.84%) Automotive
12 61 (0.82%) Law
13 53 (0.71%) Electronics
14 52 (0.70%) Legal
15 23 (0.31%) Financial Institution
15 23 (0.31%) Multimedia
16 21 (0.28%) Front Office
17 20 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
18 19 (0.26%) Hindi Language
18 19 (0.26%) Punjabi Language
Job Titles
1 5,624 (75.83%) Developer
2 2,830 (38.16%) PHP Developer
3 893 (12.04%) Senior Developer
4 873 (11.77%) Web Developer
5 618 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
6 521 (7.02%) Software Developer
7 478 (6.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 445 (6.00%) Senior PHP Developer
9 425 (5.73%) JavaScript Developer
10 393 (5.30%) Java Developer
11 371 (5.00%) Software Engineer
12 362 (4.88%) Junior
13 341 (4.60%) PHP Web Developer
14 322 (4.34%) Junior Developer
15 245 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
16 240 (3.24%) Lead Developer
17 236 (3.18%) HTML Developer
18 235 (3.17%) Backend Developer
19 211 (2.84%) Graduate
20 194 (2.62%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,819 (51.49%) HTML
2 3,517 (47.42%) CSS
3 1,571 (21.18%) jQuery
4 1,558 (21.01%) Laravel
5 1,220 (16.45%) HTML5
6 1,216 (16.39%) AngularJS
7 1,151 (15.52%) Symfony
8 1,060 (14.29%) LAMP
9 905 (12.20%) Node.js
10 887 (11.96%) React
11 846 (11.41%) CSS3
12 793 (10.69%) .NET
13 613 (8.26%) Web Services
14 611 (8.24%) RESTful
15 599 (8.08%) REST
16 578 (7.79%) Sass
17 542 (7.31%) XML
18 474 (6.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 454 (6.12%) JSON
20 435 (5.86%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 629 (8.48%) User Experience
2 565 (7.62%) Computer Science
3 380 (5.12%) Mobile App
4 317 (4.27%) Greenfield Project
5 306 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
6 296 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
7 241 (3.25%) Fintech
8 186 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
9 159 (2.14%) Linux Command Line
10 99 (1.33%) Algorithms
11 89 (1.20%) Data Structures
12 57 (0.77%) Social Media
13 56 (0.76%) Management Information System
14 38 (0.51%) Virtual Team
15 37 (0.50%) Blog
15 37 (0.50%) Graphic Design
16 34 (0.46%) Digital Media
17 31 (0.42%) Private Cloud
17 31 (0.42%) Public Cloud
18 30 (0.40%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1,832 (24.70%) Linux
2 390 (5.26%) Windows
3 332 (4.48%) Android
4 301 (4.06%) Unix
5 260 (3.51%) Apple iOS
6 171 (2.31%) CentOS
7 135 (1.82%) Ubuntu
8 97 (1.31%) Debian
9 93 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 87 (1.17%) Windows Server
11 54 (0.73%) Mac OS X
12 40 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
13 32 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 28 (0.38%) Solaris
15 25 (0.34%) Mac OS
16 14 (0.19%) openSUSE
17 10 (0.13%) FreeBSD
17 10 (0.13%) Windows 7
18 9 (0.12%) Kali Linux
18 9 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,510 (33.84%) Agile Software Development
2 2,065 (27.84%) Web Development
3 1,510 (20.36%) MVC
4 1,108 (14.94%) OO
5 919 (12.39%) OOP
6 876 (11.81%) Software Engineering
7 811 (10.93%) TDD
8 808 (10.89%) E-Commerce
9 805 (10.85%) Front End Development
10 772 (10.41%) DevOps
11 735 (9.91%) Scrum
12 635 (8.56%) Problem-Solving
13 553 (7.46%) Test Automation
14 515 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
15 499 (6.73%) Open Source
16 459 (6.19%) Mentoring
17 448 (6.04%) SDLC
18 405 (5.46%) OO PHP
19 396 (5.34%) Microservices
20 356 (4.80%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4,433 (59.77%) JavaScript
2 2,023 (27.28%) Java
3 1,503 (20.26%) SQL
4 1,470 (19.82%) Python
5 993 (13.39%) C#
6 454 (6.12%) Ruby
7 383 (5.16%) Bash Shell
8 382 (5.15%) C++
9 374 (5.04%) Perl
10 215 (2.90%) Go
11 202 (2.72%) ES6
12 176 (2.37%) C
13 155 (2.09%) PowerShell
14 153 (2.06%) Java 8
15 152 (2.05%) PHP 5
16 145 (1.95%) PHP 7
17 129 (1.74%) Scala
18 91 (1.23%) Objective-C
19 87 (1.17%) TypeScript
20 81 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 746 (10.06%) Degree
2 348 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 97 (1.31%) Security Cleared
4 68 (0.92%) CISSP
5 57 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (0.77%) SSCP
6 56 (0.76%) CCNA
7 55 (0.74%) DV Cleared
8 54 (0.73%) GIAC
9 51 (0.69%) SANS
10 50 (0.67%) CompTIA Security+
11 49 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
12 45 (0.61%) MCSE
13 42 (0.57%) Linux+ Certification
14 41 (0.55%) Network+ Certification
15 33 (0.44%) DBS Check
16 31 (0.42%) SC Cleared
17 27 (0.36%) Master's Degree
18 22 (0.30%) ISTQB
19 21 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 282 (3.80%) QA
2 53 (0.71%) SLA
3 51 (0.69%) GDPR
4 33 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 21 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 13 (0.18%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
9 6 (0.081%) WCAG
10 5 (0.067%) WAI
11 4 (0.054%) FATCA
11 4 (0.054%) ISO 14001
11 4 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 3 (0.040%) DICOM
12 3 (0.040%) HIPAA
12 3 (0.040%) HL7
13 2 (0.027%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 770 (10.38%) Docker
2 102 (1.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (0.74%) Active Directory
4 43 (0.58%) vSphere
5 37 (0.50%) Varnish
6 29 (0.39%) Hyper-V
7 28 (0.38%) VirtualBox
8 21 (0.28%) iptables
9 18 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (0.23%) KVM
11 16 (0.22%) Samba
12 13 (0.18%) LXC
13 12 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
14 9 (0.12%) HDFS
15 7 (0.094%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.094%) XenServer
16 6 (0.081%) Xen
17 5 (0.067%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 5 (0.067%) pfSense
17 5 (0.067%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 438 (5.91%) Puppet
2 353 (4.76%) Ansible
3 232 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 206 (2.78%) Kubernetes
5 156 (2.10%) Terraform
6 111 (1.50%) Nagios
7 89 (1.20%) Salt
7 89 (1.20%) ZABBIX
8 37 (0.50%) Rancher
9 33 (0.44%) Cacti
10 29 (0.39%) HAProxy
11 27 (0.36%) Prometheus
12 25 (0.34%) Munin
13 24 (0.32%) cPanel
14 19 (0.26%) Nessus
15 18 (0.24%) HP ALM
16 17 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
17 16 (0.22%) Sysdig
17 16 (0.22%) vRealize
18 14 (0.19%) Packer
Vendors
1 498 (6.71%) Zend
2 374 (5.04%) Oracle
3 346 (4.66%) Google
4 313 (4.22%) Microsoft
5 195 (2.63%) Adobe
6 164 (2.21%) Red Hat
7 139 (1.87%) VMware
8 94 (1.27%) Twitter
9 79 (1.07%) New Relic
10 74 (1.00%) Atlassian
11 73 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
12 68 (0.92%) Cisco
13 64 (0.86%) Splunk
14 51 (0.69%) HP
15 46 (0.62%) Rackspace
16 45 (0.61%) WorldPay
17 41 (0.55%) Facebook
17 41 (0.55%) SAP
18 40 (0.54%) IBM
19 38 (0.51%) SaltStack