Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 53 55
Rank change year-on-year +9 +2 -10
Permanent jobs citing PHP 9,469 8,833 10,048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.51% 5.02% 4.82%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.92% 9.43% 9.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8,312 8,005 9,132
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +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 95,472 93,641 108,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.54% 53.22% 51.95%
Number of salaries quoted 79,667 80,417 93,034
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +10 9,006 £42,000 +5.00% 1,688
UK excluding London +4 6,431 £37,500 - 1,257
London +4 2,890 £55,000 +10.00% 513
North of England +3 2,002 £37,500 +7.14% 447
South East +8 1,865 £40,000 -4.76% 270
Midlands +14 1,220 £35,000 - 216
North West +1 1,086 £40,000 +14.29% 278
West Midlands +11 828 £34,000 -2.86% 112
Yorkshire +10 774 £37,500 +7.14% 145
South West -5 579 £35,000 - 146
East of England +2 442 £40,000 +14.29% 94
East Midlands +15 399 £35,000 - 103
Scotland -20 217 £37,750 -5.63% 40
North East +1 143 £35,000 +16.67% 24
Wales -20 82 £35,000 - 41
Northern Ireland +1 30 £40,000 +25.00% 4

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for PHP.

1 5,924 (62.56%) JavaScript
2 4,993 (52.73%) HTML
3 4,656 (49.17%) CSS
4 4,282 (45.22%) MySQL
5 3,145 (33.21%) Agile Software Development
6 3,015 (31.84%) Web Development
7 2,831 (29.90%) Java
8 2,457 (25.95%) Linux
9 2,430 (25.66%) jQuery
10 2,151 (22.72%) Git (software)
11 2,126 (22.45%) MVC
12 1,929 (20.37%) Laravel
13 1,789 (18.89%) SQL
14 1,768 (18.67%) HTML5
15 1,645 (17.37%) AngularJS
16 1,616 (17.07%) Python
17 1,572 (16.60%) OO
18 1,458 (15.40%) Symfony
19 1,424 (15.04%) LAMP
20 1,372 (14.49%) OOP
21 1,285 (13.57%) Node.js
22 1,242 (13.12%) E-Commerce
23 1,232 (13.01%) Front End Development
24 1,170 (12.36%) Advertising
25 1,149 (12.13%) TDD
26 1,088 (11.49%) CSS3
27 1,041 (10.99%) C#
28 1,027 (10.85%) Software Engineering
29 997 (10.53%) WordPress
30 982 (10.37%) Zend

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
1 997 (10.53%) WordPress
2 873 (9.22%) Apache
3 839 (8.86%) CMS
4 570 (6.02%) Drupal
5 336 (3.55%) nginx
6 247 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
7 168 (1.77%) Confluence
8 115 (1.21%) IIS
9 104 (1.10%) Apache Solr
10 96 (1.01%) Joomla!
11 74 (0.78%) Tomcat
12 71 (0.75%) SharePoint
13 37 (0.39%) JBoss
14 36 (0.38%) OpenStack
15 35 (0.37%) SAS
16 30 (0.32%) Apache Spark
17 29 (0.31%) Umbraco
18 28 (0.30%) ExpressionEngine
18 28 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
19 27 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 295 (3.12%) Photoshop
2 145 (1.53%) Adobe Illustrator
3 110 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 54 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
5 31 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
6 22 (0.23%) SPSS
7 12 (0.13%) InDesign
7 12 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 11 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 10 (0.11%) FileZilla
10 8 (0.084%) HipChat
11 6 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.053%) FrameMaker
13 4 (0.042%) Fireworks
13 4 (0.042%) Maple
14 3 (0.032%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.032%) GIMP
15 2 (0.021%) FreeHand
15 2 (0.021%) MS Visio
15 2 (0.021%) Revit
Business Applications
1 649 (6.85%) Magento
2 48 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
3 45 (0.48%) Shopify
4 26 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 24 (0.25%) OpenCart
6 19 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 17 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
8 16 (0.17%) WebTrends
9 12 (0.13%) NetSuite
10 10 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 9 (0.095%) CiviCRM
12 8 (0.084%) osCommerce
13 5 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
13 5 (0.053%) Eloqua
13 5 (0.053%) Odoo
13 5 (0.053%) Workday HCM
13 5 (0.053%) Zen Cart
14 4 (0.042%) Adobe Campaign
14 4 (0.042%) BusinessWorks
14 4 (0.042%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 973 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
2 396 (4.18%) GitHub
3 385 (4.07%) SaaS
4 279 (2.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 121 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
6 112 (1.18%) npm
7 92 (0.97%) Google Analytics
8 91 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
9 89 (0.94%) Amazon S3
10 81 (0.86%) PaaS
11 74 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
12 71 (0.75%) IaaS
13 51 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 47 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
15 45 (0.48%) Office 365
15 45 (0.48%) OpenShift
16 44 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 43 (0.45%) Serverless
18 42 (0.44%) Slack
19 38 (0.40%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 262 (2.77%) Internet
2 210 (2.22%) HTTP
3 158 (1.67%) DNS
4 154 (1.63%) Firewall
5 120 (1.27%) TCP/IP
6 86 (0.91%) SSL
7 83 (0.88%) VPN
8 76 (0.80%) FTP
9 58 (0.61%) SSH
10 57 (0.60%) SMTP
11 50 (0.53%) Network Security
12 48 (0.51%) SNMP
13 46 (0.49%) Intranet
13 46 (0.49%) SMS
14 38 (0.40%) BGP
15 35 (0.37%) VLAN
16 34 (0.36%) Broadband
16 34 (0.36%) VoIP
17 27 (0.29%) OSPF
18 25 (0.26%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,282 (45.22%) MySQL
2 681 (7.19%) SQL Server
3 614 (6.48%) NoSQL
4 542 (5.72%) MongoDB
5 389 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
6 346 (3.65%) Relational Database
7 237 (2.50%) Redis
8 166 (1.75%) Big Data
9 127 (1.34%) MariaDB
10 109 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
11 100 (1.06%) Hadoop
12 73 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
13 69 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 68 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
15 62 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 56 (0.59%) RDBMS
17 52 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 25 (0.26%) SQLite
19 24 (0.25%) Apache Hive
20 23 (0.24%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2,151 (22.72%) Git (software)
2 611 (6.45%) Subversion
3 603 (6.37%) Jenkins
4 506 (5.34%) JIRA
5 386 (4.08%) PHPUnit
6 332 (3.51%) gulp
7 299 (3.16%) Selenium
8 250 (2.64%) Grunt
9 193 (2.04%) Vagrant
10 192 (2.03%) Maven
11 156 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 147 (1.55%) Bitbucket
13 142 (1.50%) Cucumber
14 117 (1.24%) Visual Studio
15 111 (1.17%) TeamCity
15 111 (1.17%) webpack
16 93 (0.98%) JUnit
17 76 (0.80%) WebDriver
18 61 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
19 58 (0.61%) GitLab
General
1 1,170 (12.36%) Advertising
2 932 (9.84%) Finance
3 762 (8.05%) Marketing
4 623 (6.58%) Retail
5 324 (3.42%) Games
6 226 (2.39%) Telecoms
7 212 (2.24%) Banking
8 124 (1.31%) Legal
9 117 (1.24%) Automotive
10 78 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 77 (0.81%) Publishing
12 64 (0.68%) Back Office
12 64 (0.68%) Law
13 56 (0.59%) Electronics
14 47 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
15 35 (0.37%) Multimedia
16 22 (0.23%) Financial Institution
17 21 (0.22%) Billing
18 17 (0.18%) Investment Banking
18 17 (0.18%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 7,098 (74.96%) Developer
2 3,872 (40.89%) PHP Developer
3 1,217 (12.85%) Web Developer
4 1,160 (12.25%) Senior Developer
5 812 (8.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 710 (7.50%) Senior PHP Developer
7 607 (6.41%) JavaScript Developer
8 587 (6.20%) PHP Web Developer
9 526 (5.55%) Java Developer
10 502 (5.30%) Full Stack Developer
11 443 (4.68%) Junior
12 416 (4.39%) Software Developer
13 388 (4.10%) Lead Developer
14 386 (4.08%) Junior Developer
15 354 (3.74%) HTML Developer
16 342 (3.61%) Software Engineer
17 293 (3.09%) DevOps Engineer
18 286 (3.02%) HTML CSS Developer
19 251 (2.65%) MySQL Developer
20 246 (2.60%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,993 (52.73%) HTML
2 4,656 (49.17%) CSS
3 2,430 (25.66%) jQuery
4 1,929 (20.37%) Laravel
5 1,768 (18.67%) HTML5
6 1,645 (17.37%) AngularJS
7 1,458 (15.40%) Symfony
8 1,424 (15.04%) LAMP
9 1,285 (13.57%) Node.js
10 1,088 (11.49%) CSS3
11 917 (9.68%) React
12 891 (9.41%) Sass
13 873 (9.22%) .NET
14 801 (8.46%) Web Services
15 671 (7.09%) REST
16 635 (6.71%) XML
17 622 (6.57%) Ajax
18 608 (6.42%) RESTful
19 607 (6.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 526 (5.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 711 (7.51%) User Experience
2 597 (6.30%) Mobile App
3 573 (6.05%) Computer Science
4 427 (4.51%) Greenfield Project
5 303 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
6 252 (2.66%) Linux Command Line
7 243 (2.57%) Fintech
8 171 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
9 127 (1.34%) Social Media
10 111 (1.17%) Algorithms
11 81 (0.86%) Data Structures
12 71 (0.75%) Private Cloud
13 69 (0.73%) Data Centre
14 67 (0.71%) Public Cloud
15 65 (0.69%) BBC
16 64 (0.68%) Management Information System
17 63 (0.67%) Graphic Design
18 57 (0.60%) Digital Media
19 49 (0.52%) Client/Server
20 48 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,457 (25.95%) Linux
2 560 (5.91%) Windows
3 422 (4.46%) Unix
4 389 (4.11%) Android
5 331 (3.50%) Apple iOS
6 200 (2.11%) CentOS
7 186 (1.96%) Ubuntu
8 106 (1.12%) Debian
9 95 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 80 (0.84%) Windows Server
11 23 (0.24%) Mac OS X
12 22 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (0.19%) Windows 7
14 17 (0.18%) Windows 10
15 16 (0.17%) Mac OS
16 12 (0.13%) CoreOS
16 12 (0.13%) Solaris
17 11 (0.12%) FreeBSD
18 7 (0.074%) Windows Server 2008
19 6 (0.063%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,145 (33.21%) Agile Software Development
2 3,015 (31.84%) Web Development
3 2,126 (22.45%) MVC
4 1,572 (16.60%) OO
5 1,372 (14.49%) OOP
6 1,242 (13.12%) E-Commerce
7 1,232 (13.01%) Front End Development
8 1,149 (12.13%) TDD
9 1,027 (10.85%) Software Engineering
10 976 (10.31%) Scrum
11 952 (10.05%) DevOps
12 719 (7.59%) Open Source
13 662 (6.99%) Mentoring
14 642 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
15 639 (6.75%) Test Automation
16 629 (6.64%) OO PHP
17 568 (6.00%) SDLC
18 449 (4.74%) Microservices
19 442 (4.67%) BDD
20 389 (4.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5,924 (62.56%) JavaScript
2 2,831 (29.90%) Java
3 1,789 (18.89%) SQL
4 1,616 (17.07%) Python
5 1,041 (10.99%) C#
6 883 (9.33%) Ruby
7 483 (5.10%) C++
8 468 (4.94%) Perl
9 435 (4.59%) Bash Shell
10 300 (3.17%) PHP 7
11 280 (2.96%) C
12 245 (2.59%) PHP 5
13 219 (2.31%) Scala
14 212 (2.24%) Go
15 163 (1.72%) PowerShell
16 140 (1.48%) ES6
17 118 (1.25%) T-SQL
18 115 (1.21%) Shell Script
19 99 (1.05%) VB.NET
20 73 (0.77%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 825 (8.71%) Degree
2 303 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
3 178 (1.88%) Security Cleared
4 74 (0.78%) SC Cleared
5 45 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 41 (0.43%) Master's Degree
8 36 (0.38%) ISEB
9 32 (0.34%) CISSP
10 31 (0.33%) ISTQB
11 28 (0.30%) CCNA
11 28 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (0.20%) CCNP
13 18 (0.19%) DV Cleared
14 16 (0.17%) MCSE
14 16 (0.17%) SANS
15 15 (0.16%) GIAC
16 14 (0.15%) CompTIA Security+
16 14 (0.15%) JNCIP
17 13 (0.14%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 329 (3.47%) QA
2 91 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 28 (0.30%) SLA
4 25 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.19%) GCP
6 15 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 15 (0.16%) WCAG
7 14 (0.15%) WAI
8 10 (0.11%) Web Application Security Consortium
9 9 (0.095%) GDPR
10 4 (0.042%) COBIT
10 4 (0.042%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.042%) GPG13
10 4 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.032%) DICOM
11 3 (0.032%) HL7
12 2 (0.021%) PMO
13 1 (0.011%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.011%) MISRA
13 1 (0.011%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 653 (6.90%) Docker
2 106 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (0.83%) Active Directory
4 30 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 30 (0.32%) KVM
5 20 (0.21%) NFS
5 20 (0.21%) vSphere
6 19 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.16%) Varnish
8 15 (0.16%) VirtualBox
9 14 (0.15%) Postfix
10 13 (0.14%) Xen
11 11 (0.12%) Samba
11 11 (0.12%) VMware NSX
12 10 (0.11%) BIND 9
12 10 (0.11%) Kamailio
13 9 (0.095%) LXC
14 8 (0.084%) Apache Flume
14 8 (0.084%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 537 (5.67%) Puppet
2 448 (4.73%) Ansible
3 373 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
4 155 (1.64%) Nagios
5 128 (1.35%) Kubernetes
6 90 (0.95%) Terraform
7 71 (0.75%) ZABBIX
8 44 (0.46%) Kibana
9 43 (0.45%) HAProxy
10 40 (0.42%) Salt
11 30 (0.32%) SCCM
12 26 (0.27%) Capistrano
13 25 (0.26%) Cacti
14 21 (0.22%) Packer
15 19 (0.20%) cPanel
16 17 (0.18%) Grafana
16 17 (0.18%) logstash
16 17 (0.18%) Plesk
17 16 (0.17%) OpenNMS
18 15 (0.16%) RANCID
Vendors
1 982 (10.37%) Zend
2 449 (4.74%) Google
3 396 (4.18%) Oracle
4 353 (3.73%) Microsoft
5 251 (2.65%) Adobe
6 184 (1.94%) VMware
7 122 (1.29%) Twitter
8 121 (1.28%) Red Hat
9 99 (1.05%) Apple
10 84 (0.89%) Cisco
11 83 (0.88%) Atlassian
12 82 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
13 73 (0.77%) Splunk
14 55 (0.58%) Facebook
15 53 (0.56%) WooCommerce
16 46 (0.49%) New Relic
17 43 (0.45%) IBM
18 41 (0.43%) Capita
18 41 (0.43%) WorldPay
19 37 (0.39%) Citrix