Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 65 44
Rank change year-on-year 0 -21 +10
Permanent jobs citing PHP 5,100 6,352 9,694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.17% 4.22% 5.51%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.69% 7.67% 9.89%
Number of salaries quoted 4,488 5,435 8,478
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +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 66,360 82,771 98,011
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.20% 54.97% 55.67%
Number of salaries quoted 54,790 68,434 82,370
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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 -1 4,725 £45,000 +2.27% 1,488
UK excluding London +17 3,603 £40,000 - 1,227
London -27 1,377 £60,000 +9.09% 375
South East +17 1,068 £45,000 +12.50% 237
North of England +11 996 £41,000 +2.50% 392
South West -4 569 £40,000 +6.67% 211
North West +6 553 £42,500 +6.25% 209
Midlands +11 411 £37,500 +7.14% 184
Yorkshire +13 320 £40,000 +6.67% 133
East of England +25 295 £40,000 -5.88% 90
West Midlands +8 257 £37,500 +4.17% 94
Scotland -13 157 £42,500 +7.59% 53
East Midlands +24 154 £36,250 +9.85% 90
North East +37 123 £42,500 +21.43% 50
Wales -2 109 £37,500 - 59
Northern Ireland -6 6 £40,000 +6.67% 2

For the 6 months to 16 February 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 3,089 (60.57%) JavaScript
2 2,260 (44.31%) HTML
3 2,142 (42.00%) CSS
4 2,140 (41.96%) MySQL
5 1,649 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1,460 (28.63%) Laravel
7 1,272 (24.94%) Git (software)
8 1,135 (22.25%) Linux
9 1,059 (20.76%) Web Development
10 982 (19.25%) Python
11 973 (19.08%) MVC
12 942 (18.47%) SQL
13 926 (18.16%) jQuery
14 862 (16.90%) Java
15 852 (16.71%) OO
16 827 (16.22%) Symfony
17 823 (16.14%) AWS
18 751 (14.73%) Docker
19 748 (14.67%) React
20 735 (14.41%) OOP
21 722 (14.16%) AngularJS
22 693 (13.59%) Node.js
23 676 (13.25%) HTML5
24 646 (12.67%) Software Engineering
25 627 (12.29%) TDD
26 606 (11.88%) LAMP
27 597 (11.71%) DevOps
28 572 (11.22%) Vue.js
29 558 (10.94%) C#
30 526 (10.31%) 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
1 478 (9.37%) WordPress
2 363 (7.12%) CMS
3 267 (5.24%) Apache
4 216 (4.24%) Elasticsearch
5 206 (4.04%) Drupal
6 117 (2.29%) nginx
7 50 (0.98%) Confluence
8 45 (0.88%) SharePoint
9 41 (0.80%) Apache Spark
10 31 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 26 (0.51%) Apache Solr
12 25 (0.49%) Joomla!
13 23 (0.45%) ColdFusion
13 23 (0.45%) IIS
14 15 (0.29%) OpenStack
14 15 (0.29%) Umbraco
15 11 (0.22%) ExpressionEngine
16 10 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 8 (0.16%) Ethereum
18 7 (0.14%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 67 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 53 (1.04%) Photoshop
3 51 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
4 27 (0.53%) Sketch
5 26 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 25 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
7 16 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 13 (0.25%) Adobe XD
8 13 (0.25%) Chatbot
8 13 (0.25%) InVision
9 7 (0.14%) Marvel
9 7 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.059%) InDesign
11 2 (0.039%) CPLEX
12 1 (0.020%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.020%) Figma
12 1 (0.020%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.020%) GIMP
12 1 (0.020%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 374 (7.33%) Magento
2 64 (1.25%) Shopify
3 49 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
4 14 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 13 (0.25%) OpenCart
6 10 (0.20%) CiviCRM
7 8 (0.16%) NetSuite
8 7 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
8 7 (0.14%) R3 Corda
9 5 (0.098%) Raiser's Edge
10 4 (0.078%) Oracle Applications
10 4 (0.078%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 3 (0.059%) assyst
11 3 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
12 2 (0.039%) JDE OneWorld
13 1 (0.020%) Dynamics AX
13 1 (0.020%) Dynamics NAV
13 1 (0.020%) Oracle CRM On Demand
13 1 (0.020%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 823 (16.14%) AWS
2 400 (7.84%) SaaS
3 308 (6.04%) Azure
4 198 (3.88%) GitHub
5 103 (2.02%) GCP
6 100 (1.96%) Serverless
7 94 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
8 80 (1.57%) npm
9 60 (1.18%) IaaS
10 55 (1.08%) PaaS
11 52 (1.02%) Google Analytics
12 50 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
13 47 (0.92%) Amazon S3
14 46 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
15 41 (0.80%) Office 365
16 37 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
17 34 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
18 32 (0.63%) CloudFront
19 25 (0.49%) Yarn
20 24 (0.47%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 130 (2.55%) Internet
2 101 (1.98%) DNS
3 85 (1.67%) TCP/IP
4 80 (1.57%) HTTP
5 66 (1.29%) Firewall
6 27 (0.53%) SSH
7 25 (0.49%) Wireless
8 24 (0.47%) Extranet
8 24 (0.47%) SSL
9 21 (0.41%) VPN
10 19 (0.37%) Software-Defined Networking
11 18 (0.35%) DHCP
11 18 (0.35%) Intranet
12 17 (0.33%) Skype
12 17 (0.33%) SMTP
13 16 (0.31%) NetScaler
13 16 (0.31%) Network Security
13 16 (0.31%) SMS
14 11 (0.22%) Intrusion Detection
14 11 (0.22%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,140 (41.96%) MySQL
2 418 (8.20%) SQL Server
3 248 (4.86%) Relational Database
4 224 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
5 221 (4.33%) MongoDB
6 215 (4.22%) NoSQL
7 182 (3.57%) Redis
8 96 (1.88%) Big Data
9 81 (1.59%) MariaDB
10 46 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
11 41 (0.80%) Hadoop
12 39 (0.76%) RDBMS
13 37 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 30 (0.59%) Apache Hive
15 24 (0.47%) Blockchain
16 22 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
17 20 (0.39%) Cosmos DB
17 20 (0.39%) MS Access
18 18 (0.35%) GIS
18 18 (0.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1,272 (24.94%) Git (software)
2 238 (4.67%) JIRA
3 220 (4.31%) Jenkins
4 169 (3.31%) PHPUnit
5 131 (2.57%) Subversion
6 122 (2.39%) webpack
7 121 (2.37%) Bitbucket
8 113 (2.22%) gulp
9 95 (1.86%) Selenium
10 75 (1.47%) GitLab
11 70 (1.37%) Visual Studio
12 55 (1.08%) Maven
13 50 (0.98%) Grunt
14 45 (0.88%) Cucumber
14 45 (0.88%) Gatling
15 44 (0.86%) Mercurial
16 42 (0.82%) Vagrant
17 41 (0.80%) JUnit
18 38 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 30 (0.59%) Appium
General
1 430 (8.43%) Marketing
2 385 (7.55%) Finance
3 299 (5.86%) Retail
4 159 (3.12%) Games
5 84 (1.65%) Advertising
6 83 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 68 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 67 (1.31%) Automotive
9 55 (1.08%) Electronics
10 51 (1.00%) Banking
11 40 (0.78%) Public Sector
12 36 (0.71%) Legal
13 35 (0.69%) Billing
14 34 (0.67%) Back Office
15 33 (0.65%) Front Office
16 27 (0.53%) Law
17 20 (0.39%) Publishing
18 19 (0.37%) Military
19 14 (0.27%) Aerospace
20 13 (0.25%) Police
Job Titles
1 3,947 (77.39%) Developer
2 2,178 (42.71%) PHP Developer
3 705 (13.82%) Senior Developer
4 558 (10.94%) Full Stack Developer
5 484 (9.49%) Web Developer
6 417 (8.18%) Senior PHP Developer
7 342 (6.71%) Software Developer
8 268 (5.25%) Software Engineer
9 256 (5.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 227 (4.45%) JavaScript Developer
11 222 (4.35%) Junior
12 184 (3.61%) Junior Developer
13 167 (3.27%) PHP Web Developer
14 146 (2.86%) Magento Developer
15 133 (2.61%) PHP Laravel Developer
16 130 (2.55%) Lead Developer
17 124 (2.43%) Java Developer
18 121 (2.37%) React Developer
19 119 (2.33%) Backend Developer
20 111 (2.18%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,260 (44.31%) HTML
2 2,142 (42.00%) CSS
3 1,460 (28.63%) Laravel
4 926 (18.16%) jQuery
5 827 (16.22%) Symfony
6 748 (14.67%) React
7 722 (14.16%) AngularJS
8 693 (13.59%) Node.js
9 676 (13.25%) HTML5
10 606 (11.88%) LAMP
11 572 (11.22%) Vue.js
12 465 (9.12%) .NET
13 457 (8.96%) Sass
14 419 (8.22%) REST
15 392 (7.69%) Web Services
16 383 (7.51%) CSS3
17 366 (7.18%) RESTful
18 312 (6.12%) XML
19 262 (5.14%) CodeIgniter
20 251 (4.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 427 (8.37%) Mobile App
2 386 (7.57%) User Experience
3 376 (7.37%) Greenfield Project
4 186 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
4 186 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
5 118 (2.31%) Linux Command Line
6 64 (1.25%) Algorithms
7 49 (0.96%) Data Structures
8 39 (0.76%) Replication
9 36 (0.71%) Blog
9 36 (0.71%) Data Centre
9 36 (0.71%) Social Media
10 33 (0.65%) Management Information System
11 32 (0.63%) Client/Server
12 26 (0.51%) EPoS
13 25 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
14 23 (0.45%) Virtual Team
14 23 (0.45%) W3C
15 22 (0.43%) Private Cloud
16 20 (0.39%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,135 (22.25%) Linux
2 211 (4.14%) Android
3 210 (4.12%) Windows
4 206 (4.04%) Apple iOS
5 190 (3.73%) Unix
6 57 (1.12%) CentOS
7 56 (1.10%) Ubuntu
8 32 (0.63%) Debian
8 32 (0.63%) Windows Server
9 29 (0.57%) VMS
10 25 (0.49%) Mac OS
11 20 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 14 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (0.18%) Solaris
14 7 (0.14%) Kali Linux
15 6 (0.12%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.059%) Fedora
16 3 (0.059%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.059%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,649 (32.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1,059 (20.76%) Web Development
3 973 (19.08%) MVC
4 852 (16.71%) OO
5 735 (14.41%) OOP
6 646 (12.67%) Software Engineering
7 627 (12.29%) TDD
8 597 (11.71%) DevOps
9 526 (10.31%) E-Commerce
10 463 (9.08%) Front End Development
11 411 (8.06%) Test Automation
12 402 (7.88%) Scrum
13 369 (7.24%) OO PHP
14 361 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
15 360 (7.06%) Computer Science
16 354 (6.94%) Microservices
17 340 (6.67%) Mentoring
18 285 (5.59%) Unit Testing
19 236 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
20 226 (4.43%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3,089 (60.57%) JavaScript
2 982 (19.25%) Python
3 942 (18.47%) SQL
4 862 (16.90%) Java
5 558 (10.94%) C#
6 310 (6.08%) Ruby
7 227 (4.45%) PHP 7
8 212 (4.16%) Bash Shell
9 200 (3.92%) ES6
10 189 (3.71%) C++
11 167 (3.27%) TypeScript
12 154 (3.02%) Go
13 147 (2.88%) Perl
14 126 (2.47%) C
15 120 (2.35%) Scala
16 89 (1.75%) PHP 5
17 83 (1.63%) Kotlin
18 82 (1.61%) PowerShell
19 66 (1.29%) Java 8
20 65 (1.27%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 404 (7.92%) Degree
2 211 (4.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 39 (0.76%) Security Cleared
5 29 (0.57%) MCSD
6 21 (0.41%) SC Cleared
7 15 (0.29%) DV Cleared
8 14 (0.27%) Analytics IQ
8 14 (0.27%) Numerate Degree
9 13 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (0.24%) AWS Certification
11 11 (0.22%) ISTQB
12 10 (0.20%) CCA
12 10 (0.20%) MCP
12 10 (0.20%) RHCE
13 9 (0.18%) CISSP
13 9 (0.18%) Master's Degree
14 8 (0.16%) CCNP
15 7 (0.14%) CCNA
15 7 (0.14%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 269 (5.27%) QA
2 16 (0.31%) GDPR
3 15 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 14 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.25%) SLA
6 6 (0.12%) WCAG
7 4 (0.078%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.059%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.020%) PMO
9 1 (0.020%) WAI
System Software
1 751 (14.73%) Docker
2 51 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (0.82%) Active Directory
4 18 (0.35%) Hyper-V
5 16 (0.31%) Varnish
6 15 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (0.27%) XenApp
8 13 (0.25%) Firmware
9 9 (0.18%) XenDesktop
10 7 (0.14%) VirtualBox
11 6 (0.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 6 (0.12%) Postfix
12 5 (0.098%) LXC
13 4 (0.078%) KVM
13 4 (0.078%) Samba
13 4 (0.078%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.059%) vCloud
14 3 (0.059%) vSphere
14 3 (0.059%) Xen
Systems Management
1 220 (4.31%) Kubernetes
2 137 (2.69%) Ansible
3 127 (2.49%) Terraform
4 69 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
5 66 (1.29%) Puppet
6 22 (0.43%) cPanel
7 16 (0.31%) Nagios
8 14 (0.27%) Kibana
8 14 (0.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 14 (0.27%) SCOM
8 14 (0.27%) SCOrch
9 13 (0.25%) Plesk
10 12 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
10 12 (0.24%) Grafana
10 12 (0.24%) ZABBIX
11 10 (0.20%) SCCM
11 10 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (0.16%) HAProxy
13 7 (0.14%) Fluentd
13 7 (0.14%) Salt
Vendors
1 413 (8.10%) Zend
2 260 (5.10%) Microsoft
3 169 (3.31%) Google
4 130 (2.55%) Oracle
5 114 (2.24%) Adobe
6 68 (1.33%) Atlassian
7 57 (1.12%) VMware
8 56 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
9 37 (0.73%) Sitecore
10 34 (0.67%) Red Hat
11 31 (0.61%) SAP
12 25 (0.49%) Cisco
13 23 (0.45%) Apple
14 20 (0.39%) IBM
15 18 (0.35%) New Relic
15 18 (0.35%) ServiceNow
15 18 (0.35%) Splunk
15 18 (0.35%) WooCommerce
15 18 (0.35%) Xamarin
16 17 (0.33%) Percona