Period
to 17 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 54 56
Rank change year-on-year +9 +2 -11
Permanent jobs citing PHP 9,427 8,898 9,878
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.44% 5.00% 4.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.82% 9.41% 9.25%
Number of salaries quoted 8,291 8,076 8,959
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £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 95,975 94,601 106,798
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.41% 53.19% 51.97%
Number of salaries quoted 79,901 81,277 91,792
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 17 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 17 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 +8 8,972 £42,000 +5.00% 1,787
UK excluding London +4 6,407 £37,500 - 1,349
London +3 2,874 £55,000 +10.00% 527
North of England +1 1,966 £38,000 +8.57% 494
South East +5 1,865 £40,000 -4.76% 278
Midlands +15 1,219 £35,000 - 245
North West 0 1,067 £40,000 +14.29% 302
West Midlands +9 833 £34,000 -2.86% 138
Yorkshire +9 764 £37,500 +7.14% 163
South West -4 592 £35,000 - 145
East of England +5 450 £40,000 +14.29% 96
East Midlands +16 393 £35,000 - 106
Scotland -14 208 £37,500 -6.25% 48
North East +2 136 £35,000 +16.67% 29
Wales -22 83 £35,000 - 38
Northern Ireland -4 30 £40,000 +25.00% 5

For the 6 months to 17 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 5,890 (62.48%) JavaScript
2 4,972 (52.74%) HTML
3 4,634 (49.16%) CSS
4 4,289 (45.50%) MySQL
5 3,110 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
6 2,960 (31.40%) Web Development
7 2,727 (28.93%) Java
8 2,474 (26.24%) Linux
9 2,425 (25.72%) jQuery
10 2,147 (22.78%) Git (software)
11 2,117 (22.46%) MVC
12 1,926 (20.43%) Laravel
13 1,765 (18.72%) HTML5
14 1,760 (18.67%) SQL
15 1,643 (17.43%) AngularJS
16 1,612 (17.10%) Python
17 1,565 (16.60%) OO
18 1,475 (15.65%) Symfony
19 1,439 (15.26%) LAMP
20 1,370 (14.53%) OOP
21 1,285 (13.63%) Node.js
22 1,231 (13.06%) E-Commerce
23 1,227 (13.02%) Front End Development
24 1,142 (12.11%) TDD
25 1,088 (11.54%) CSS3
26 1,066 (11.31%) Advertising
27 1,029 (10.92%) C#
28 1,014 (10.76%) Software Engineering
29 1,001 (10.62%) WordPress
30 976 (10.35%) Amazon AWS

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 1,001 (10.62%) WordPress
2 885 (9.39%) Apache
3 836 (8.87%) CMS
4 575 (6.10%) Drupal
5 335 (3.55%) nginx
6 241 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
7 167 (1.77%) Confluence
8 117 (1.24%) IIS
9 104 (1.10%) Apache Solr
10 101 (1.07%) Joomla!
11 78 (0.83%) Tomcat
12 72 (0.76%) SharePoint
13 39 (0.41%) JBoss
14 38 (0.40%) OpenStack
15 34 (0.36%) SAS
16 31 (0.33%) Apache Spark
16 31 (0.33%) Umbraco
17 27 (0.29%) ExpressionEngine
17 27 (0.29%) SilverStripe
17 27 (0.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 294 (3.12%) Photoshop
2 146 (1.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 110 (1.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 57 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
5 30 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
6 22 (0.23%) SPSS
7 12 (0.13%) InDesign
8 11 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 10 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 10 (0.11%) FileZilla
10 8 (0.085%) HipChat
11 6 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
12 5 (0.053%) FrameMaker
13 4 (0.042%) Fireworks
13 4 (0.042%) Maple
14 3 (0.032%) GIMP
15 2 (0.021%) FreeHand
15 2 (0.021%) Microsoft Project
15 2 (0.021%) MS Visio
15 2 (0.021%) Revit
Business Applications
1 653 (6.93%) Magento
2 49 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
3 45 (0.48%) Shopify
4 27 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 25 (0.27%) OpenCart
6 19 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 16 (0.17%) WebTrends
8 14 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
9 12 (0.13%) NetSuite
10 11 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 8 (0.085%) CiviCRM
11 8 (0.085%) osCommerce
12 6 (0.064%) Workday HCM
13 5 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
13 5 (0.053%) Eloqua
13 5 (0.053%) Odoo
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
1 976 (10.35%) Amazon AWS
2 401 (4.25%) GitHub
3 381 (4.04%) SaaS
4 273 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
5 116 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
6 110 (1.17%) npm
7 94 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 92 (0.98%) Google Analytics
9 84 (0.89%) PaaS
10 82 (0.87%) Amazon S3
11 77 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
12 75 (0.80%) IaaS
13 48 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 48 (0.51%) Office 365
14 47 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
15 45 (0.48%) Serverless
16 44 (0.47%) OpenShift
17 43 (0.46%) Slack
18 40 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 39 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 260 (2.76%) Internet
2 210 (2.23%) HTTP
3 165 (1.75%) DNS
4 152 (1.61%) Firewall
5 118 (1.25%) TCP/IP
6 87 (0.92%) SSL
7 84 (0.89%) VPN
8 71 (0.75%) FTP
9 61 (0.65%) SMTP
10 54 (0.57%) SSH
11 50 (0.53%) Network Security
12 48 (0.51%) SNMP
13 46 (0.49%) Intranet
14 45 (0.48%) SMS
15 39 (0.41%) BGP
16 35 (0.37%) VLAN
16 35 (0.37%) VoIP
17 34 (0.36%) Broadband
18 29 (0.31%) LDAP
19 28 (0.30%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4,289 (45.50%) MySQL
2 677 (7.18%) SQL Server
3 613 (6.50%) NoSQL
4 534 (5.66%) MongoDB
5 389 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
6 350 (3.71%) Relational Database
7 240 (2.55%) Redis
8 165 (1.75%) Big Data
9 129 (1.37%) MariaDB
10 114 (1.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 99 (1.05%) Hadoop
12 71 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 70 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
14 68 (0.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 66 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
16 56 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 55 (0.58%) RDBMS
18 25 (0.27%) Apache Hive
19 23 (0.24%) DB2
20 22 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2,147 (22.78%) Git (software)
2 605 (6.42%) Subversion
3 601 (6.38%) Jenkins
4 505 (5.36%) JIRA
5 386 (4.09%) PHPUnit
6 335 (3.55%) gulp
7 296 (3.14%) Selenium
8 252 (2.67%) Grunt
9 195 (2.07%) Vagrant
10 187 (1.98%) Maven
11 148 (1.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 144 (1.53%) Bitbucket
13 143 (1.52%) Cucumber
14 120 (1.27%) Visual Studio
15 113 (1.20%) TeamCity
16 106 (1.12%) webpack
17 94 (1.00%) JUnit
18 78 (0.83%) WebDriver
19 60 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
20 57 (0.60%) GitLab
General
1 1,066 (11.31%) Advertising
2 920 (9.76%) Finance
3 771 (8.18%) Marketing
4 623 (6.61%) Retail
5 323 (3.43%) Games
6 228 (2.42%) Telecoms
7 201 (2.13%) Banking
8 123 (1.30%) Automotive
9 121 (1.28%) Legal
10 78 (0.83%) Manufacturing
11 77 (0.82%) Publishing
12 68 (0.72%) Law
13 64 (0.68%) Back Office
14 56 (0.59%) Electronics
15 48 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
16 34 (0.36%) Multimedia
17 19 (0.20%) Billing
17 19 (0.20%) Financial Institution
18 17 (0.18%) Music Industry
19 16 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 7,046 (74.74%) Developer
2 3,883 (41.19%) PHP Developer
3 1,212 (12.86%) Web Developer
4 1,145 (12.15%) Senior Developer
5 796 (8.44%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 707 (7.50%) Senior PHP Developer
7 612 (6.49%) JavaScript Developer
8 589 (6.25%) PHP Web Developer
9 511 (5.42%) Full Stack Developer
10 503 (5.34%) Java Developer
11 436 (4.63%) Junior
12 411 (4.36%) Software Developer
13 390 (4.14%) Lead Developer
14 381 (4.04%) Junior Developer
15 359 (3.81%) HTML Developer
16 336 (3.56%) Software Engineer
17 297 (3.15%) DevOps Engineer
18 289 (3.07%) HTML CSS Developer
19 257 (2.73%) MySQL Developer
20 252 (2.67%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,972 (52.74%) HTML
2 4,634 (49.16%) CSS
3 2,425 (25.72%) jQuery
4 1,926 (20.43%) Laravel
5 1,765 (18.72%) HTML5
6 1,643 (17.43%) AngularJS
7 1,475 (15.65%) Symfony
8 1,439 (15.26%) LAMP
9 1,285 (13.63%) Node.js
10 1,088 (11.54%) CSS3
11 906 (9.61%) React
12 879 (9.32%) .NET
13 878 (9.31%) Sass
14 805 (8.54%) Web Services
15 658 (6.98%) REST
16 635 (6.74%) XML
17 615 (6.52%) Ajax
18 609 (6.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 599 (6.35%) RESTful
20 520 (5.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 696 (7.38%) User Experience
2 591 (6.27%) Mobile App
3 575 (6.10%) Computer Science
4 424 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
5 308 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
6 239 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
7 234 (2.48%) Fintech
8 168 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
9 128 (1.36%) Social Media
10 105 (1.11%) Algorithms
11 76 (0.81%) Data Centre
12 73 (0.77%) Data Structures
12 73 (0.77%) Private Cloud
13 69 (0.73%) Public Cloud
14 66 (0.70%) BBC
15 62 (0.66%) Graphic Design
16 61 (0.65%) Digital Media
16 61 (0.65%) Management Information System
17 49 (0.52%) Client/Server
18 47 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2,474 (26.24%) Linux
2 565 (5.99%) Windows
3 413 (4.38%) Unix
4 386 (4.09%) Android
5 334 (3.54%) Apple iOS
6 204 (2.16%) CentOS
7 193 (2.05%) Ubuntu
8 103 (1.09%) Debian
9 97 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 81 (0.86%) Windows Server
11 25 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (0.25%) Mac OS X
13 20 (0.21%) Windows 7
14 19 (0.20%) Windows 10
15 15 (0.16%) Mac OS
16 14 (0.15%) Solaris
17 13 (0.14%) CoreOS
18 12 (0.13%) FreeBSD
19 9 (0.095%) Windows Server 2008
20 7 (0.074%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3,110 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
2 2,960 (31.40%) Web Development
3 2,117 (22.46%) MVC
4 1,565 (16.60%) OO
5 1,370 (14.53%) OOP
6 1,231 (13.06%) E-Commerce
7 1,227 (13.02%) Front End Development
8 1,142 (12.11%) TDD
9 1,014 (10.76%) Software Engineering
10 967 (10.26%) Scrum
11 962 (10.20%) DevOps
12 716 (7.60%) Open Source
13 651 (6.91%) Mentoring
14 638 (6.77%) Continuous Integration
15 631 (6.69%) OO PHP
16 622 (6.60%) Test Automation
17 560 (5.94%) SDLC
18 451 (4.78%) Microservices
19 436 (4.63%) BDD
20 384 (4.07%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5,890 (62.48%) JavaScript
2 2,727 (28.93%) Java
3 1,760 (18.67%) SQL
4 1,612 (17.10%) Python
5 1,029 (10.92%) C#
6 870 (9.23%) Ruby
7 483 (5.12%) C++
8 471 (5.00%) Perl
9 436 (4.63%) Bash Shell
10 300 (3.18%) PHP 7
11 273 (2.90%) C
12 252 (2.67%) PHP 5
13 218 (2.31%) Go
14 216 (2.29%) Scala
15 162 (1.72%) PowerShell
16 134 (1.42%) ES6
17 119 (1.26%) T-SQL
18 111 (1.18%) Shell Script
19 102 (1.08%) VB.NET
20 74 (0.78%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 824 (8.74%) Degree
2 304 (3.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 177 (1.88%) Security Cleared
4 72 (0.76%) SC Cleared
5 45 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 40 (0.42%) Master's Degree
7 36 (0.38%) ISEB
8 32 (0.34%) CISSP
8 32 (0.34%) ISTQB
9 28 (0.30%) CCNA
9 28 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
10 19 (0.20%) CCNP
11 18 (0.19%) DV Cleared
12 16 (0.17%) MCSE
12 16 (0.17%) PhD
12 16 (0.17%) SANS
13 15 (0.16%) GIAC
14 14 (0.15%) CompTIA Security+
14 14 (0.15%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 329 (3.49%) QA
2 94 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 33 (0.35%) SLA
4 30 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 22 (0.23%) GCP
6 18 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 15 (0.16%) WCAG
8 14 (0.15%) WAI
9 10 (0.11%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 9 (0.095%) GDPR
11 4 (0.042%) COBIT
11 4 (0.042%) Data Quality
11 4 (0.042%) GPG13
11 4 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.032%) DICOM
12 3 (0.032%) HL7
13 1 (0.011%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.011%) MISRA
13 1 (0.011%) PMO
13 1 (0.011%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 669 (7.10%) Docker
2 112 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (0.83%) Active Directory
4 30 (0.32%) Hyper-V
4 30 (0.32%) KVM
5 24 (0.25%) vSphere
6 20 (0.21%) NFS
7 18 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (0.17%) Varnish
10 14 (0.15%) VirtualBox
11 13 (0.14%) Postfix
11 13 (0.14%) Xen
12 11 (0.12%) Samba
13 10 (0.11%) BIND 9
13 10 (0.11%) Kamailio
13 10 (0.11%) LXC
13 10 (0.11%) VMware NSX
14 9 (0.095%) Apache Flume
14 9 (0.095%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 548 (5.81%) Puppet
2 447 (4.74%) Ansible
3 386 (4.09%) Opscode Chef
4 151 (1.60%) Nagios
5 134 (1.42%) Kubernetes
6 89 (0.94%) Terraform
7 72 (0.76%) ZABBIX
8 44 (0.47%) HAProxy
8 44 (0.47%) Kibana
9 42 (0.45%) Salt
10 32 (0.34%) SCCM
11 26 (0.28%) Cacti
11 26 (0.28%) Capistrano
12 21 (0.22%) Packer
13 20 (0.21%) cPanel
14 18 (0.19%) Grafana
15 17 (0.18%) logstash
15 17 (0.18%) OpenNMS
16 16 (0.17%) Plesk
16 16 (0.17%) RANCID
Vendors
1 974 (10.33%) Zend
2 441 (4.68%) Google
3 392 (4.16%) Oracle
4 358 (3.80%) Microsoft
5 251 (2.66%) Adobe
6 190 (2.02%) VMware
7 133 (1.41%) Red Hat
8 120 (1.27%) Twitter
9 98 (1.04%) Apple
10 87 (0.92%) Cisco
11 83 (0.88%) Atlassian
12 79 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
13 69 (0.73%) Splunk
14 57 (0.60%) WooCommerce
15 55 (0.58%) Facebook
16 49 (0.52%) IBM
17 45 (0.48%) New Relic
18 41 (0.43%) Capita
19 40 (0.42%) WorldPay
20 38 (0.40%) Rackspace