Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 70 56 71
Rank change year-on-year -14 +15 -4
Permanent jobs citing PHP 5,252 2,255 5,475
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.17% 4.61% 4.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.74% 7.79% 7.52%
Number of salaries quoted 3,609 2,007 4,863
10th Percentile £31,450 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £69,150 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 67,848 28,948 72,790
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.89% 59.22% 53.47%
Number of salaries quoted 45,140 24,758 60,186
10th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £31,250
25th Percentile £43,750 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 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 -11 4,689 £47,500 +5.56% 910
UK excluding London -11 3,088 £45,000 +12.50% 723
London +21 1,699 £57,500 -0.43% 244
Work from Home -12 1,639 £50,000 +11.11% 262
South East +14 1,072 £45,000 - 116
North of England -16 794 £45,000 +12.50% 255
South West -3 464 £45,000 +12.50% 107
Midlands -34 430 £45,000 +12.50% 150
Yorkshire -8 427 £45,000 +12.50% 88
West Midlands -1 313 £47,250 +18.13% 93
North West -44 310 £46,500 +16.25% 150
East of England -59 156 £47,500 +26.67% 38
Scotland -44 126 £42,500 +6.25% 31
East Midlands -54 117 £41,000 +9.33% 55
North East -11 57 £35,000 -12.50% 17
Wales -34 41 £43,750 +16.67% 21
Northern Ireland -36 11 £33,750 -10.00% 6

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 3,398 (64.70%) JavaScript
2 2,315 (44.08%) MySQL
3 2,060 (39.22%) HTML
4 2,000 (38.08%) CSS
5 1,574 (29.97%) Agile Software Development
6 1,525 (29.04%) React
7 1,455 (27.70%) Laravel
8 1,333 (25.38%) Git (software)
9 1,303 (24.81%) Full Stack Development
10 1,273 (24.24%) AWS
11 1,242 (23.65%) Docker
12 1,040 (19.80%) Node.js
13 966 (18.39%) SQL
14 957 (18.22%) Linux
15 941 (17.92%) Web Development
16 930 (17.71%) Software Engineering
17 897 (17.08%) Python
18 893 (17.00%) Social Skills
19 841 (16.01%) Symfony
20 813 (15.48%) DevOps
21 809 (15.40%) jQuery
22 771 (14.68%) MVC
23 761 (14.49%) Java
24 756 (14.39%) Problem-Solving
25 732 (13.94%) E-Commerce
26 721 (13.73%) OO
27 712 (13.56%) WordPress
28 681 (12.97%) Vue.js
29 673 (12.81%) AngularJS
30 628 (11.96%) OOP

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
1 712 (13.56%) WordPress
2 475 (9.04%) CMS
3 290 (5.52%) Elasticsearch
4 238 (4.53%) Apache
5 213 (4.06%) Drupal
6 147 (2.80%) nginx
7 91 (1.73%) Apache Solr
8 73 (1.39%) Confluence
9 55 (1.05%) IIS
10 29 (0.55%) Umbraco
11 27 (0.51%) SharePoint
12 26 (0.50%) Moodle
13 21 (0.40%) Joomla!
14 20 (0.38%) ColdFusion
15 17 (0.32%) Kentico
16 14 (0.27%) IBM Domino
17 13 (0.25%) Headless CMS
17 13 (0.25%) MODX
17 13 (0.25%) Tomcat
17 13 (0.25%) Traefik
Applications
1 42 (0.80%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (0.59%) Photoshop
4 24 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 17 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 16 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
7 13 (0.25%) Adobe XD
8 12 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 11 (0.21%) Sketch
10 9 (0.17%) Figma
11 6 (0.11%) InDesign
11 6 (0.11%) InVision
11 6 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
12 4 (0.076%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 241 (4.59%) Magento
2 77 (1.47%) Payment Gateway
3 74 (1.41%) Shopify
4 38 (0.72%) NetSuite
5 24 (0.46%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 22 (0.42%) SAP Business One
7 9 (0.17%) WebTrends
8 5 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.095%) OpenCart
8 5 (0.095%) osCommerce
8 5 (0.095%) Sentinel
9 4 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.057%) JDE OneWorld
10 3 (0.057%) Summit
11 2 (0.038%) Hyperion Planning
11 2 (0.038%) Oracle CRM
11 2 (0.038%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.038%) Workfront
12 1 (0.019%) Oracle Receivables
12 1 (0.019%) SnowdropKCS
Cloud Services
1 1,273 (24.24%) AWS
2 582 (11.08%) SaaS
3 541 (10.30%) Azure
4 307 (5.85%) GitHub
5 294 (5.60%) Serverless
6 277 (5.27%) GCP
7 186 (3.54%) AWS Lambda
8 134 (2.55%) Amazon S3
9 127 (2.42%) Amazon EC2
10 112 (2.13%) Datadog
11 111 (2.11%) npm
12 103 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
13 95 (1.81%) PaaS
14 78 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
15 71 (1.35%) Amazon ECS
16 69 (1.31%) Google Analytics
17 67 (1.28%) Microsoft 365
18 62 (1.18%) Azure Cosmos DB
19 61 (1.16%) Pulumi
20 50 (0.95%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 163 (3.10%) HTTP
2 139 (2.65%) DNS
3 98 (1.87%) Internet
4 51 (0.97%) Firewall
5 44 (0.84%) SSL
6 41 (0.78%) TCP/IP
7 38 (0.72%) Skype
8 35 (0.67%) SSH
9 32 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
10 28 (0.53%) Intranet
11 26 (0.50%) VPN
12 20 (0.38%) LAN
13 18 (0.34%) WAN
14 17 (0.32%) DHCP
15 16 (0.30%) MQTT
16 15 (0.29%) IPv6
16 15 (0.29%) SMTP
17 12 (0.23%) FTP
17 12 (0.23%) IPv4
18 11 (0.21%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,315 (44.08%) MySQL
2 480 (9.14%) Redis
3 472 (8.99%) NoSQL
4 451 (8.59%) MongoDB
5 318 (6.05%) SQL Server
6 268 (5.10%) Relational Database
7 251 (4.78%) PostgreSQL
8 219 (4.17%) MariaDB
9 110 (2.09%) Amazon Aurora
10 97 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
11 67 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
12 66 (1.26%) Big Data
13 57 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 51 (0.97%) Couchbase
15 31 (0.59%) Power BI
16 27 (0.51%) RDBMS
17 25 (0.48%) Tableau
18 23 (0.44%) CouchDB
19 22 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
20 21 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1,333 (25.38%) Git (software)
2 348 (6.63%) Jenkins
3 337 (6.42%) JIRA
4 221 (4.21%) PHPUnit
5 187 (3.56%) webpack
6 166 (3.16%) Bitbucket
7 116 (2.21%) GitLab
8 72 (1.37%) CircleCI
9 70 (1.33%) Selenium
10 66 (1.26%) gulp
11 56 (1.07%) Babel
12 54 (1.03%) Grunt
12 54 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
13 41 (0.78%) Subversion
14 38 (0.72%) Mocha
15 36 (0.69%) PhpStorm
16 32 (0.61%) Cypress.io
17 29 (0.55%) Vagrant
18 28 (0.53%) Cucumber
19 27 (0.51%) Postman
General
1 893 (17.00%) Social Skills
2 591 (11.25%) Marketing
3 484 (9.22%) Finance
4 343 (6.53%) Retail
5 278 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
6 162 (3.08%) Games
7 87 (1.66%) Organisational Skills
8 58 (1.10%) Publishing
9 57 (1.09%) Public Sector
10 51 (0.97%) Law
10 51 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 46 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 46 (0.88%) Retail Finance
12 38 (0.72%) Telecoms
13 33 (0.63%) Billing
13 33 (0.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
14 30 (0.57%) Automotive
15 26 (0.50%) Banking
16 25 (0.48%) Advertising
17 24 (0.46%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 3,531 (67.23%) Developer
2 1,960 (37.32%) PHP Developer
3 560 (10.66%) Full Stack Developer
4 552 (10.51%) Senior Developer
5 341 (6.49%) Software Engineer
6 333 (6.34%) Web Developer
7 321 (6.11%) Senior PHP Developer
8 313 (5.96%) Software Developer
9 240 (4.57%) Lead Developer
10 231 (4.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 175 (3.33%) Backend Developer
12 163 (3.10%) PHP Laravel Developer
13 161 (3.07%) React Developer
14 157 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
15 151 (2.88%) WordPress Developer
16 140 (2.67%) JavaScript Developer
17 133 (2.53%) Lead PHP Developer
18 124 (2.36%) Junior
19 99 (1.88%) Senior Software Engineer
20 96 (1.83%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,060 (39.22%) HTML
2 2,000 (38.08%) CSS
3 1,525 (29.04%) React
4 1,455 (27.70%) Laravel
5 1,040 (19.80%) Node.js
6 841 (16.01%) Symfony
7 809 (15.40%) jQuery
8 681 (12.97%) Vue.js
9 673 (12.81%) AngularJS
10 587 (11.18%) REST
11 521 (9.92%) RESTful
12 510 (9.71%) Web Services
13 480 (9.14%) HTML5
14 474 (9.03%) LAMP
15 368 (7.01%) Sass
16 341 (6.49%) .NET
17 301 (5.73%) CSS3
18 286 (5.45%) XML
19 259 (4.93%) CodeIgniter
20 237 (4.51%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 569 (10.83%) User Experience
2 428 (8.15%) Greenfield Project
3 280 (5.33%) Mobile App
4 134 (2.55%) Linux Command Line
5 123 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
6 113 (2.15%) Legacy Code
7 111 (2.11%) Algorithms
8 99 (1.88%) e-Learning
9 98 (1.87%) Legacy Systems
10 81 (1.54%) Management Information System
11 72 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
12 68 (1.29%) Data Structures
13 52 (0.99%) NHS
14 47 (0.89%) Public Cloud
14 47 (0.89%) Virtual Team
15 46 (0.88%) Hedge funds
16 44 (0.84%) Blog
17 37 (0.70%) Data Centre
18 36 (0.69%) Social Media
19 33 (0.63%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 957 (18.22%) Linux
2 208 (3.96%) Windows
3 191 (3.64%) Android
4 185 (3.52%) Apple iOS
5 93 (1.77%) Unix
6 90 (1.71%) Ubuntu
7 87 (1.66%) Windows Server
8 54 (1.03%) CentOS
9 46 (0.88%) Debian
10 25 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 24 (0.46%) Alpine Linux
12 18 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
13 15 (0.29%) Mac OS X
14 12 (0.23%) Mac OS
15 10 (0.19%) Solaris
16 9 (0.17%) Windows 10
17 7 (0.13%) Fedora
17 7 (0.13%) Windows 7
17 7 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,574 (29.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1,303 (24.81%) Full Stack Development
3 941 (17.92%) Web Development
4 930 (17.71%) Software Engineering
5 813 (15.48%) DevOps
6 771 (14.68%) MVC
7 756 (14.39%) Problem-Solving
8 732 (13.94%) E-Commerce
9 721 (13.73%) OO
10 628 (11.96%) OOP
11 586 (11.16%) Microservices
12 570 (10.85%) TDD
13 516 (9.82%) Front End Development
14 458 (8.72%) Scrum
15 427 (8.13%) Unit Testing
16 380 (7.24%) Fintech
17 310 (5.90%) Mentoring
18 297 (5.65%) Test Automation
19 286 (5.45%) Computer Science
20 261 (4.97%) Clean Code
Programming Languages
1 3,398 (64.70%) JavaScript
2 966 (18.39%) SQL
3 897 (17.08%) Python
4 761 (14.49%) Java
5 615 (11.71%) Go
6 572 (10.89%) TypeScript
7 494 (9.41%) C#
8 329 (6.26%) Ruby
9 275 (5.24%) PHP 7
10 244 (4.65%) Bash Shell
11 157 (2.99%) ES6
12 155 (2.95%) C++
13 152 (2.89%) Perl
14 144 (2.74%) PowerShell
15 128 (2.44%) Kotlin
16 118 (2.25%) Dart
17 109 (2.08%) Scala
18 102 (1.94%) C
19 88 (1.68%) Groovy
20 67 (1.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 290 (5.52%) Degree
2 166 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (0.38%) AWS Certification
4 14 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (0.27%) Security Cleared
5 12 (0.23%) DBS Check
5 12 (0.23%) SC Cleared
6 11 (0.21%) HNC
6 11 (0.21%) HND
7 9 (0.17%) Analytics IQ
7 9 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (0.15%) PhD
9 7 (0.13%) CCNA
9 7 (0.13%) MCSE
9 7 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (0.11%) MCSA
11 5 (0.095%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.076%) CEH
12 4 (0.076%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (4.38%) QA
2 146 (2.78%) Accessibility
3 42 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 31 (0.59%) SLA
5 26 (0.50%) WCAG
6 22 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 17 (0.32%) GDPR
8 6 (0.11%) COBIT
8 6 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 6 (0.11%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.095%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.057%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.057%) PMO
11 2 (0.038%) NIST
12 1 (0.019%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.019%) GRC
12 1 (0.019%) PSD2
12 1 (0.019%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.019%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,242 (23.65%) Docker
2 33 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 20 (0.38%) Hyper-V
3 20 (0.38%) KVM
4 19 (0.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (0.23%) Varnish
6 9 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.15%) vSphere
8 4 (0.076%) iptables
9 2 (0.038%) QEMU
9 2 (0.038%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.038%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.019%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.019%) GlusterFS
10 1 (0.019%) Kamailio
10 1 (0.019%) NFS
10 1 (0.019%) Postfix
10 1 (0.019%) Squid
10 1 (0.019%) vCloud
10 1 (0.019%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 481 (9.16%) Kubernetes
2 299 (5.69%) Terraform
3 201 (3.83%) Ansible
4 141 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
5 116 (2.21%) Grafana
6 115 (2.19%) Puppet
7 95 (1.81%) Prometheus
8 45 (0.86%) Kibana
9 32 (0.61%) Rancher
10 30 (0.57%) Graphite
11 25 (0.48%) SCCM
12 15 (0.29%) Nagios
13 14 (0.27%) Docker Swarm
14 9 (0.17%) Istio
14 9 (0.17%) logstash
14 9 (0.17%) Matomo
14 9 (0.17%) Packer
15 8 (0.15%) Salt
16 7 (0.13%) QRadar
16 7 (0.13%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 342 (6.51%) Google
2 311 (5.92%) Zend
3 211 (4.02%) Microsoft
4 126 (2.40%) Oracle
5 119 (2.27%) WooCommerce
6 108 (2.06%) Adobe
7 85 (1.62%) New Relic
7 85 (1.62%) SAP
8 66 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
9 61 (1.16%) Atlassian
10 58 (1.10%) Apple
11 51 (0.97%) SaltStack
12 41 (0.78%) Splunk
13 38 (0.72%) Facebook
14 37 (0.70%) WorldPay
15 32 (0.61%) Sony
16 31 (0.59%) Sage
17 28 (0.53%) IBM
17 28 (0.53%) VMware
18 26 (0.50%) Rackspace