Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 55 53
Rank change year-on-year -10 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing PHP 7,140 9,342 9,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.38% 5.17% 5.10%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.94% 9.37% 9.66%
Number of salaries quoted 6,106 8,257 8,898
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 89,964 99,743 100,945
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.20% 55.25% 52.82%
Number of salaries quoted 74,919 82,100 87,110
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 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 6,709 £43,000 +7.50% 1,657
UK excluding London -14 4,541 £40,000 +6.67% 1,322
London -3 2,437 £55,000 +4.76% 421
South East -12 1,355 £42,500 +6.25% 235
North of England -18 1,238 £37,500 - 488
South West +7 751 £37,500 - 202
North West -17 681 £40,000 +3.90% 276
Midlands -37 548 £32,500 - 206
Yorkshire -18 472 £37,500 - 158
West Midlands -29 392 £32,500 - 129
East of England +3 367 £35,000 -6.67% 107
Scotland -8 187 £45,000 +28.57% 51
East Midlands -58 155 £35,000 - 76
Wales +16 96 £40,000 - 30
North East -17 85 £35,000 - 54
Northern Ireland -14 9 £42,500 +21.43% 4
Channel Islands - 1 £60,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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 4,252 (59.55%) JavaScript
2 3,645 (51.05%) HTML
3 3,410 (47.76%) CSS
4 3,159 (44.24%) MySQL
5 2,393 (33.52%) Agile Software Development
6 1,893 (26.51%) Web Development
7 1,848 (25.88%) Linux
8 1,791 (25.08%) Git (software)
9 1,765 (24.72%) Java
10 1,593 (22.31%) jQuery
11 1,510 (21.15%) Laravel
12 1,425 (19.96%) SQL
13 1,416 (19.83%) MVC
14 1,380 (19.33%) Python
15 1,187 (16.62%) HTML5
16 1,131 (15.84%) AngularJS
17 1,083 (15.17%) Symfony
18 1,066 (14.93%) OO
19 1,027 (14.38%) LAMP
20 930 (13.03%) C#
20 930 (13.03%) Amazon AWS
21 876 (12.27%) React
22 852 (11.93%) OOP
23 836 (11.71%) E-Commerce
24 835 (11.69%) Software Engineering
24 835 (11.69%) Node.js
24 835 (11.69%) CSS3
25 825 (11.55%) WordPress
26 819 (11.47%) TDD
27 775 (10.85%) DevOps

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
1 825 (11.55%) WordPress
2 630 (8.82%) CMS
3 594 (8.32%) Apache
4 466 (6.53%) Drupal
5 238 (3.33%) nginx
6 192 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
7 124 (1.74%) Tomcat
8 82 (1.15%) IIS
9 80 (1.12%) Confluence
10 59 (0.83%) Apache Solr
11 52 (0.73%) Apache Spark
12 49 (0.69%) SharePoint
13 46 (0.64%) Apache Pig
14 43 (0.60%) Joomla!
15 30 (0.42%) Moodle
16 28 (0.39%) MS Exchange
17 26 (0.36%) WebLogic
18 25 (0.35%) Umbraco
19 23 (0.32%) concrete5
20 22 (0.31%) WebSphere
Applications
1 203 (2.84%) Photoshop
2 73 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
3 42 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
4 34 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
5 30 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 15 (0.21%) InDesign
7 11 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 7 (0.098%) Mingle
9 6 (0.084%) GIMP
9 6 (0.084%) SPSS
9 6 (0.084%) Stata
10 5 (0.070%) Adobe Premiere
10 5 (0.070%) InVision
10 5 (0.070%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.056%) Acrobat
12 3 (0.042%) Maya
13 2 (0.028%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.028%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.014%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.014%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 382 (5.35%) Magento
2 55 (0.77%) Payment Gateway
3 47 (0.66%) Shopify
4 19 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 15 (0.21%) WebTrends
6 13 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 12 (0.17%) OpenCart
8 11 (0.15%) Eloqua
8 11 (0.15%) Oracle CRM
9 9 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
9 9 (0.13%) NetSuite
10 8 (0.11%) Unica
11 7 (0.098%) Oracle Applications
11 7 (0.098%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 4 (0.056%) Documaker
13 3 (0.042%) Sage 200
13 3 (0.042%) SAP ERP
14 2 (0.028%) Dynamics AX
14 2 (0.028%) SAP MII
14 2 (0.028%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 930 (13.03%) Amazon AWS
2 344 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 310 (4.34%) SaaS
4 228 (3.19%) GitHub
5 126 (1.76%) Serverless
6 123 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 106 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
8 96 (1.34%) npm
9 86 (1.20%) Amazon S3
10 85 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
11 66 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
12 58 (0.81%) Google Analytics
12 58 (0.81%) Office 365
13 49 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
14 44 (0.62%) IaaS
14 44 (0.62%) PaaS
15 38 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
16 34 (0.48%) DigitalOcean
17 33 (0.46%) G Suite
18 28 (0.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 152 (2.13%) Internet
2 146 (2.04%) HTTP
3 124 (1.74%) Firewall
4 112 (1.57%) TCP/IP
5 102 (1.43%) DNS
6 72 (1.01%) SSL
7 45 (0.63%) Network Security
7 45 (0.63%) SSH
8 39 (0.55%) Intranet
8 39 (0.55%) SMS
9 34 (0.48%) LAN
9 34 (0.48%) VoIP
10 29 (0.41%) WAN
11 27 (0.38%) DHCP
12 26 (0.36%) VPN
13 25 (0.35%) Wi-Fi
14 23 (0.32%) Wireless
15 22 (0.31%) SAN
16 19 (0.27%) Asterisk PBX
17 18 (0.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,159 (44.24%) MySQL
2 648 (9.08%) SQL Server
3 400 (5.60%) NoSQL
4 388 (5.43%) PostgreSQL
5 367 (5.14%) MongoDB
6 337 (4.72%) Relational Database
7 166 (2.32%) Redis
8 158 (2.21%) Big Data
9 141 (1.97%) Hadoop
10 132 (1.85%) MariaDB
11 71 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 71 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 65 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
13 61 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
14 56 (0.78%) Apache Hive
15 52 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
16 48 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 43 (0.60%) Blockchain
17 43 (0.60%) RDBMS
18 33 (0.46%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,791 (25.08%) Git (software)
2 496 (6.95%) Jenkins
3 397 (5.56%) JIRA
4 394 (5.52%) Subversion
5 268 (3.75%) PHPUnit
6 244 (3.42%) Selenium
7 232 (3.25%) gulp
8 179 (2.51%) Maven
9 177 (2.48%) Grunt
10 170 (2.38%) Bitbucket
11 160 (2.24%) webpack
12 123 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 114 (1.60%) git-flow
14 105 (1.47%) Vagrant
15 91 (1.27%) JUnit
16 82 (1.15%) Visual Studio
17 80 (1.12%) Cucumber
18 58 (0.81%) Gradle
19 57 (0.80%) Eclipse
20 48 (0.67%) Appium
General
1 751 (10.52%) Finance
2 522 (7.31%) Marketing
3 462 (6.47%) Retail
4 426 (5.97%) Advertising
5 178 (2.49%) Games
6 176 (2.46%) Banking
7 137 (1.92%) Telecoms
8 90 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 84 (1.18%) Back Office
10 80 (1.12%) Publishing
11 75 (1.05%) Law
12 58 (0.81%) Legal
13 56 (0.78%) Automotive
14 55 (0.77%) Electronics
15 27 (0.38%) Front Office
16 24 (0.34%) Billing
17 20 (0.28%) Multimedia
18 19 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
19 18 (0.25%) Hindi Language
19 18 (0.25%) Punjabi Language
Job Titles
1 5,358 (75.04%) Developer
2 2,746 (38.46%) PHP Developer
3 856 (11.99%) Senior Developer
4 849 (11.89%) Web Developer
5 613 (8.59%) Full Stack Developer
6 487 (6.82%) Software Developer
7 471 (6.60%) Senior PHP Developer
8 438 (6.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 394 (5.52%) Junior
10 380 (5.32%) JavaScript Developer
11 362 (5.07%) PHP Web Developer
12 345 (4.83%) Junior Developer
13 344 (4.82%) Software Engineer
14 323 (4.52%) Java Developer
15 252 (3.53%) Lead Developer
16 234 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
17 231 (3.24%) Backend Developer
18 211 (2.96%) Graduate
19 191 (2.68%) HTML Developer
20 163 (2.28%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,645 (51.05%) HTML
2 3,410 (47.76%) CSS
3 1,593 (22.31%) jQuery
4 1,510 (21.15%) Laravel
5 1,187 (16.62%) HTML5
6 1,131 (15.84%) AngularJS
7 1,083 (15.17%) Symfony
8 1,027 (14.38%) LAMP
9 876 (12.27%) React
10 835 (11.69%) CSS3
10 835 (11.69%) Node.js
11 771 (10.80%) .NET
12 597 (8.36%) Web Services
13 581 (8.14%) REST
14 576 (8.07%) Sass
15 547 (7.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 513 (7.18%) RESTful
17 499 (6.99%) XML
18 495 (6.93%) Vue.js
19 432 (6.05%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 570 (7.98%) User Experience
2 556 (7.79%) Computer Science
3 334 (4.68%) Greenfield Project
3 334 (4.68%) Mobile App
4 323 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
5 313 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
6 253 (3.54%) Fintech
7 160 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 160 (2.24%) Linux Command Line
8 91 (1.27%) Algorithms
9 80 (1.12%) Data Structures
10 63 (0.88%) Social Media
11 57 (0.80%) Management Information System
12 42 (0.59%) Digital Media
13 36 (0.50%) Graphic Design
13 36 (0.50%) Virtual Team
14 32 (0.45%) Data Centre
15 30 (0.42%) Blog
16 27 (0.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 25 (0.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,848 (25.88%) Linux
2 419 (5.87%) Windows
3 297 (4.16%) Android
4 294 (4.12%) Unix
5 250 (3.50%) Apple iOS
6 166 (2.32%) CentOS
6 166 (2.32%) Ubuntu
7 111 (1.55%) Windows Server
8 75 (1.05%) Debian
8 75 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (0.63%) Mac OS X
10 35 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 35 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (0.31%) Mac OS
11 22 (0.31%) openSUSE
12 18 (0.25%) Windows 7
13 16 (0.22%) Windows 10
14 15 (0.21%) Windows 8
14 15 (0.21%) Windows XP
15 12 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,393 (33.52%) Agile Software Development
2 1,893 (26.51%) Web Development
3 1,416 (19.83%) MVC
4 1,066 (14.93%) OO
5 852 (11.93%) OOP
6 836 (11.71%) E-Commerce
7 835 (11.69%) Software Engineering
8 819 (11.47%) TDD
9 775 (10.85%) DevOps
10 722 (10.11%) Front End Development
11 706 (9.89%) Scrum
12 660 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
13 544 (7.62%) Test Automation
14 477 (6.68%) Open Source
15 469 (6.57%) Continuous Integration
16 411 (5.76%) Mentoring
17 396 (5.55%) SDLC
18 386 (5.41%) Microservices
19 381 (5.34%) OO PHP
20 339 (4.75%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4,252 (59.55%) JavaScript
2 1,765 (24.72%) Java
3 1,425 (19.96%) SQL
4 1,380 (19.33%) Python
5 930 (13.03%) C#
6 425 (5.95%) Ruby
7 376 (5.27%) Bash Shell
8 370 (5.18%) C++
9 363 (5.08%) Perl
10 236 (3.31%) ES6
11 216 (3.03%) Go
12 168 (2.35%) PHP 7
13 167 (2.34%) C
14 163 (2.28%) PHP 5
15 133 (1.86%) Java 8
16 127 (1.78%) PowerShell
17 113 (1.58%) Scala
18 95 (1.33%) TypeScript
19 90 (1.26%) Shell Script
20 86 (1.20%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 705 (9.87%) Degree
2 328 (4.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 87 (1.22%) Security Cleared
4 70 (0.98%) CISSP
5 59 (0.83%) SSCP
6 55 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
7 54 (0.76%) CCNA
7 54 (0.76%) GIAC
8 53 (0.74%) DV Cleared
9 51 (0.71%) SANS
10 50 (0.70%) CompTIA Security+
11 49 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
12 42 (0.59%) MCSE
13 39 (0.55%) Linux+ Certification
14 38 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
15 29 (0.41%) DBS Check
16 27 (0.38%) ISTQB
17 26 (0.36%) Master's Degree
18 23 (0.32%) SC Cleared
19 22 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 254 (3.56%) QA
2 84 (1.18%) GDPR
3 50 (0.70%) SLA
4 38 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 35 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 33 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 8 (0.11%) WCAG
8 7 (0.098%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.056%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.056%) WAI
10 2 (0.028%) COBIT
10 2 (0.028%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.028%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.028%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 1 (0.014%) FATCA
11 1 (0.014%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 764 (10.70%) Docker
2 89 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (1.23%) Active Directory
4 41 (0.57%) vSphere
5 37 (0.52%) Varnish
6 31 (0.43%) Hyper-V
7 17 (0.24%) VirtualBox
8 16 (0.22%) KVM
8 16 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (0.18%) LXC
11 11 (0.15%) iptables
11 11 (0.15%) pfSense
12 9 (0.13%) HDFS
13 8 (0.11%) Xen
14 7 (0.098%) XenServer
15 5 (0.070%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.070%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.056%) DRBD
16 4 (0.056%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 385 (5.39%) Puppet
2 328 (4.59%) Ansible
3 215 (3.01%) Kubernetes
4 213 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
5 167 (2.34%) Terraform
6 110 (1.54%) Salt
7 71 (0.99%) ZABBIX
8 57 (0.80%) Nagios
9 35 (0.49%) Cacti
10 22 (0.31%) Munin
10 22 (0.31%) Nessus
11 21 (0.29%) HP ALM
12 19 (0.27%) cPanel
12 19 (0.27%) Rancher
13 17 (0.24%) Prometheus
14 15 (0.21%) HAProxy
14 15 (0.21%) Kibana
15 14 (0.20%) Docker Swarm
16 12 (0.17%) Nmap
16 12 (0.17%) Packer
Vendors
1 502 (7.03%) Zend
2 339 (4.75%) Microsoft
3 336 (4.71%) Oracle
4 289 (4.05%) Google
5 182 (2.55%) Adobe
6 150 (2.10%) Red Hat
7 117 (1.64%) VMware
8 78 (1.09%) Atlassian
9 70 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
10 69 (0.97%) Cisco
11 61 (0.85%) Twitter
12 59 (0.83%) New Relic
13 51 (0.71%) Facebook
14 46 (0.64%) HP
15 43 (0.60%) SAP
16 40 (0.56%) Splunk
17 39 (0.55%) Xamarin
18 35 (0.49%) Rackspace
19 32 (0.45%) SaltStack
20 30 (0.42%) IBM