Period
to 25 November 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 25 November 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 66 64
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2 -11
Permanent jobs citing PHP 2,525 5,484 6,972
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.61% 4.07% 4.36%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.79% 7.56% 7.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2,712 5,361 6,351
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 32,401 72,543 88,313
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 59.11% 53.77% 55.24%
Number of salaries quoted 27,764 59,810 73,537
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
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 25 November 2020.

Salary histogram for PHP in the UK

PHP
Top 18 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 25 November 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 +8 2,286 £45,000 - 788
UK excluding London +6 1,822 £40,000 - 693
London -11 560 £58,500 +1.74% 147
North of England +1 542 £40,000 - 260
Work from Home +6 531 £45,000 - 189
South East +3 447 £43,500 -1.14% 110
Midlands +21 294 £40,000 +14.29% 130
South West 0 262 £40,000 - 98
Yorkshire +20 260 £40,000 - 79
North West -6 245 £40,000 - 146
West Midlands +12 157 £42,500 +13.33% 77
East Midlands +30 136 £37,500 +7.14% 53
East of England +34 132 £40,000 -2.44% 43
Scotland +33 90 £40,000 -5.88% 22
Wales +7 41 £41,250 +10.00% 26
North East -5 37 £40,000 +14.29% 35
Northern Ireland +18 11 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Isle of Man - 4 £49,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 1,643 (65.07%) JavaScript
2 1,242 (49.19%) HTML
3 1,209 (47.88%) CSS
4 1,151 (45.58%) MySQL
5 872 (34.53%) Laravel
6 734 (29.07%) Git (software)
7 626 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
8 559 (22.14%) Web Development
9 519 (20.55%) Linux
10 503 (19.92%) AWS
11 483 (19.13%) Vue.js
12 475 (18.81%) jQuery
13 460 (18.22%) Docker
14 456 (18.06%) MVC
15 437 (17.31%) Python
16 405 (16.04%) React
17 396 (15.68%) SQL
18 389 (15.41%) Symfony
19 388 (15.37%) Node.js
20 380 (15.05%) AngularJS
21 362 (14.34%) OOP
22 356 (14.10%) HTML5
23 342 (13.54%) DevOps
24 332 (13.15%) E-Commerce
25 330 (13.07%) OO
26 301 (11.92%) WordPress
27 294 (11.64%) Java
28 285 (11.29%) LAMP
29 273 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
30 267 (10.57%) 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
1 301 (11.92%) WordPress
2 204 (8.08%) CMS
3 136 (5.39%) Apache
4 83 (3.29%) Drupal
5 76 (3.01%) nginx
6 75 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
7 35 (1.39%) Moodle
8 34 (1.35%) Joomla!
9 26 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
10 20 (0.79%) Jadu
11 16 (0.63%) Apache Solr
12 15 (0.59%) Apache Spark
13 11 (0.44%) IIS
14 9 (0.36%) Confluence
15 8 (0.32%) ColdFusion
15 8 (0.32%) SugarCRM
15 8 (0.32%) Tomcat
15 8 (0.32%) Umbraco
16 5 (0.20%) EPiServer
17 4 (0.16%) Liferay
Applications
1 45 (1.78%) Photoshop
2 25 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.20%) Sketch
6 4 (0.16%) Adobe XD
6 4 (0.16%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.16%) Inkscape
7 1 (0.040%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.040%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.040%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 227 (8.99%) Magento
2 57 (2.26%) Shopify
3 38 (1.50%) Payment Gateway
4 16 (0.63%) OpenCart
5 5 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.16%) Oracle CRM On Demand
7 3 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.12%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.079%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.040%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.040%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 503 (19.92%) AWS
2 239 (9.47%) Azure
3 114 (4.51%) SaaS
4 104 (4.12%) GitHub
5 91 (3.60%) GCP
6 75 (2.97%) Serverless
7 57 (2.26%) AWS Lambda
8 50 (1.98%) npm
9 48 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
10 46 (1.82%) Datadog
11 32 (1.27%) Amazon S3
12 27 (1.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 25 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
14 22 (0.87%) PaaS
15 20 (0.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 15 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
16 15 (0.59%) Yarn
17 13 (0.51%) Google Analytics
18 12 (0.48%) Amazon ECS
18 12 (0.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (1.74%) HTTP
2 41 (1.62%) Internet
3 21 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 18 (0.71%) Firewall
5 17 (0.67%) DNS
6 16 (0.63%) Network Security
6 16 (0.63%) SSH
7 13 (0.51%) HTTPS
8 11 (0.44%) VPN
9 8 (0.32%) SMTP
9 8 (0.32%) SNMP
9 8 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (0.28%) Skype
10 7 (0.28%) VoIP
11 5 (0.20%) Intranet
11 5 (0.20%) LAN
11 5 (0.20%) WAN
12 4 (0.16%) SSL
12 4 (0.16%) Wireless
12 4 (0.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,151 (45.58%) MySQL
2 147 (5.82%) MongoDB
3 138 (5.47%) NoSQL
4 128 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
5 125 (4.95%) Relational Database
5 125 (4.95%) SQL Server
6 103 (4.08%) Redis
7 51 (2.02%) Big Data
8 48 (1.90%) MariaDB
9 38 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
10 27 (1.07%) Cosmos DB
11 26 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
11 26 (1.03%) InterSystems Cache
12 25 (0.99%) RDBMS
13 22 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 16 (0.63%) Couchbase
14 16 (0.63%) Hadoop
15 8 (0.32%) Blockchain
15 8 (0.32%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.28%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 734 (29.07%) Git (software)
2 161 (6.38%) Jenkins
3 119 (4.71%) JIRA
4 102 (4.04%) PHPUnit
5 81 (3.21%) Selenium
6 73 (2.89%) webpack
7 61 (2.42%) Bitbucket
8 54 (2.14%) gulp
9 43 (1.70%) Subversion
10 42 (1.66%) GitLab
11 31 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 27 (1.07%) Grunt
12 27 (1.07%) Locust
13 26 (1.03%) eggPlant
14 25 (0.99%) Xcode
15 22 (0.87%) Vagrant
16 17 (0.67%) TeamCity
17 16 (0.63%) Cucumber
18 15 (0.59%) Android Studio
19 14 (0.55%) Mercurial
General
1 185 (7.33%) Finance
2 153 (6.06%) Marketing
3 112 (4.44%) Retail
4 48 (1.90%) Games
5 37 (1.47%) Public Sector
6 29 (1.15%) Telecoms
7 25 (0.99%) Law
8 24 (0.95%) Publishing
9 23 (0.91%) Manufacturing
10 18 (0.71%) Banking
11 16 (0.63%) Back Office
12 13 (0.51%) Electronics
13 10 (0.40%) Front Office
14 8 (0.32%) Advertising
14 8 (0.32%) Legal
15 7 (0.28%) Automotive
16 6 (0.24%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.24%) German Language
17 3 (0.12%) Korean Language
17 3 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,971 (78.06%) Developer
2 1,160 (45.94%) PHP Developer
3 338 (13.39%) Senior Developer
4 296 (11.72%) Full Stack Developer
5 242 (9.58%) Senior PHP Developer
6 233 (9.23%) Web Developer
7 152 (6.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 124 (4.91%) PHP Web Developer
9 123 (4.87%) Backend Developer
10 115 (4.55%) Software Developer
10 115 (4.55%) Software Engineer
11 112 (4.44%) PHP Laravel Developer
12 98 (3.88%) Magento Developer
13 91 (3.60%) Lead Developer
14 90 (3.56%) DevOps Engineer
15 87 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
16 77 (3.05%) Junior
17 66 (2.61%) Junior Developer
18 63 (2.50%) Python Developer
19 61 (2.42%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,242 (49.19%) HTML
2 1,209 (47.88%) CSS
3 872 (34.53%) Laravel
4 483 (19.13%) Vue.js
5 475 (18.81%) jQuery
6 405 (16.04%) React
7 389 (15.41%) Symfony
8 388 (15.37%) Node.js
9 380 (15.05%) AngularJS
10 356 (14.10%) HTML5
11 285 (11.29%) LAMP
12 259 (10.26%) RESTful
13 258 (10.22%) REST
14 247 (9.78%) Web Services
15 243 (9.62%) Sass
16 232 (9.19%) CSS3
17 148 (5.86%) XML
18 147 (5.82%) JSON
19 138 (5.47%) .NET
20 107 (4.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 213 (8.44%) User Experience
2 128 (5.07%) Mobile App
3 123 (4.87%) Greenfield Project
4 89 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
5 72 (2.85%) Linux Command Line
6 64 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
7 33 (1.31%) e-Learning
8 22 (0.87%) Algorithms
8 22 (0.87%) Derivative
9 19 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (0.71%) Virtual Team
11 14 (0.55%) Data Structures
12 12 (0.48%) Data Centre
12 12 (0.48%) Hedge funds
12 12 (0.48%) SCORM
13 11 (0.44%) Graphic Design
13 11 (0.44%) Social Media
14 10 (0.40%) Equities
14 10 (0.40%) Fixed Income
14 10 (0.40%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 519 (20.55%) Linux
2 98 (3.88%) Android
3 91 (3.60%) Apple iOS
4 69 (2.73%) Windows
5 59 (2.34%) Unix
6 50 (1.98%) CentOS
7 40 (1.58%) Ubuntu
8 16 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (0.55%) Windows Server
10 11 (0.44%) Amazon Linux
10 11 (0.44%) Mac OS
11 10 (0.40%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.12%) Debian
12 3 (0.12%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.12%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
13 2 (0.079%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.040%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 626 (24.79%) Agile Software Development
2 559 (22.14%) Web Development
3 456 (18.06%) MVC
4 362 (14.34%) OOP
5 342 (13.54%) DevOps
6 332 (13.15%) E-Commerce
7 330 (13.07%) OO
8 273 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
9 267 (10.57%) TDD
10 250 (9.90%) Software Engineering
11 236 (9.35%) Front End Development
12 174 (6.89%) Microservices
13 151 (5.98%) Scrum
14 137 (5.43%) Test Automation
15 130 (5.15%) Mentoring
16 129 (5.11%) Continuous Integration
17 119 (4.71%) OO PHP
18 118 (4.67%) Unit Testing
19 97 (3.84%) Open Source
20 86 (3.41%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 1,643 (65.07%) JavaScript
2 437 (17.31%) Python
3 396 (15.68%) SQL
4 294 (11.64%) Java
5 194 (7.68%) C#
6 120 (4.75%) TypeScript
7 118 (4.67%) Go
8 107 (4.24%) PHP 7
9 87 (3.45%) Ruby
10 82 (3.25%) Bash Shell
11 55 (2.18%) C
12 53 (2.10%) ES6
13 49 (1.94%) Perl
14 47 (1.86%) C++
15 45 (1.78%) PowerShell
16 42 (1.66%) Apple Swift
17 35 (1.39%) Kotlin
18 34 (1.35%) Objective-C
19 27 (1.07%) Scala
20 24 (0.95%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 118 (4.67%) Degree
2 61 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (0.48%) Security Cleared
4 7 (0.28%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.20%) AWS Certification
5 5 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.16%) CCNP
6 4 (0.16%) DBS Check
6 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.16%) Numerate Degree
6 4 (0.16%) PhD
7 3 (0.12%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.12%) HND
8 2 (0.079%) CCIE
8 2 (0.079%) CCNA
8 2 (0.079%) CEH
8 2 (0.079%) CISA
8 2 (0.079%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.079%) MCSE
9 1 (0.040%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (3.92%) QA
2 15 (0.59%) GDPR
2 15 (0.59%) SLA
3 13 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.24%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.24%) PMO
5 5 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.16%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.12%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.040%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.040%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 460 (18.22%) Docker
2 25 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.24%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.20%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.20%) vSphere
5 4 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.12%) Firmware
7 2 (0.079%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (0.079%) vCloud
7 2 (0.079%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.040%) LXC
8 1 (0.040%) NFS
8 1 (0.040%) Samba
8 1 (0.040%) Squid
8 1 (0.040%) Varnish
8 1 (0.040%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 234 (9.27%) Kubernetes
2 104 (4.12%) Terraform
3 98 (3.88%) Ansible
4 44 (1.74%) Grafana
5 37 (1.47%) Puppet
6 34 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
7 26 (1.03%) Prometheus
8 23 (0.91%) ZABBIX
9 16 (0.63%) cPanel
10 9 (0.36%) logstash
10 9 (0.36%) Packer
11 8 (0.32%) HAProxy
12 7 (0.28%) Kibana
13 6 (0.24%) Netcool
13 6 (0.24%) Opsview
14 5 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
14 5 (0.20%) Nagios
14 5 (0.20%) Plesk
14 5 (0.20%) Rancher
15 4 (0.16%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 178 (7.05%) Zend
2 90 (3.56%) Google
3 86 (3.41%) Microsoft
4 47 (1.86%) Oracle
5 45 (1.78%) Adobe
6 30 (1.19%) Red Hat
6 30 (1.19%) VMware
7 22 (0.87%) New Relic
8 21 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
9 20 (0.79%) SaltStack
9 20 (0.79%) WooCommerce
10 18 (0.71%) Intel
11 17 (0.67%) Xamarin
12 16 (0.63%) Sony
13 12 (0.48%) Apple
13 12 (0.48%) Cisco
13 12 (0.48%) SAP
14 10 (0.40%) Atlassian
15 9 (0.36%) Facebook
15 9 (0.36%) ServiceNow