Period
to 25 May 2019

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 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 51 52
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing PHP 6,130 8,711 8,957
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.22% 5.01% 5.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.79% 8.95% 9.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5,245 7,657 8,018
UK median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 78,701 97,382 93,238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.24% 56.00% 55.15%
Number of salaries quoted 64,406 81,163 79,210
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%

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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019. 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 -11 5,629 £45,000 +5.88% 997
UK excluding London -15 4,032 £40,000 - 784
London -16 1,965 £55,000 - 247
South East -26 1,109 £42,500 +6.25% 141
North of England -22 1,029 £40,000 - 278
South West +20 640 £37,500 +2.74% 121
North West -13 631 £40,000 - 182
Midlands -24 526 £36,000 +2.86% 166
Yorkshire -41 344 £37,500 - 68
East of England +34 343 £45,000 +5.88% 44
West Midlands -18 340 £37,500 +7.14% 85
Scotland +15 228 £35,000 -26.32% 10
East Midlands -17 186 £34,000 -2.86% 81
Wales +21 137 £36,500 -8.18% 22
North East -19 54 £37,500 +13.64% 28
Northern Ireland -11 24 £37,500 -20.21% 1
Channel Islands - 1 £75,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, 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 3,846 (62.74%) JavaScript
2 3,035 (49.51%) HTML
3 2,931 (47.81%) CSS
4 2,665 (43.47%) MySQL
5 2,038 (33.25%) Agile Software Development
6 1,607 (26.22%) Git (software)
7 1,541 (25.14%) Laravel
8 1,469 (23.96%) Linux
9 1,395 (22.76%) Web Development
10 1,384 (22.58%) Python
11 1,278 (20.85%) jQuery
12 1,205 (19.66%) MVC
13 1,155 (18.84%) Java
14 1,116 (18.21%) SQL
15 1,026 (16.74%) Amazon AWS
16 990 (16.15%) AngularJS
17 880 (14.36%) OOP
18 874 (14.26%) OO
19 866 (14.13%) Node.js
20 847 (13.82%) HTML5
21 844 (13.77%) LAMP
22 843 (13.75%) Symfony
23 838 (13.67%) React
24 732 (11.94%) Software Engineering
25 713 (11.63%) C#
26 705 (11.50%) Docker
27 680 (11.09%) E-Commerce
28 676 (11.03%) DevOps
29 647 (10.55%) Web Services
30 637 (10.39%) .NET

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
1 636 (10.38%) WordPress
2 503 (8.21%) Apache
3 404 (6.59%) CMS
4 380 (6.20%) Drupal
5 241 (3.93%) nginx
6 200 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
7 87 (1.42%) Confluence
7 87 (1.42%) SharePoint
8 68 (1.11%) Tomcat
9 64 (1.04%) Apache Solr
10 60 (0.98%) IIS
11 56 (0.91%) Joomla!
12 26 (0.42%) Apache Spark
13 25 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
14 24 (0.39%) ColdFusion
15 23 (0.38%) Umbraco
16 20 (0.33%) lighttpd
17 18 (0.29%) Apache Pig
18 16 (0.26%) Moodle
19 14 (0.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 117 (1.91%) Photoshop
2 44 (0.72%) Adobe Illustrator
3 36 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 29 (0.47%) Sketch
5 25 (0.41%) Microsoft Office
6 15 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 12 (0.20%) Adobe XD
8 10 (0.16%) Chatbot
9 6 (0.098%) InDesign
10 5 (0.082%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 4 (0.065%) Microsoft Project
11 4 (0.065%) Zeplin
12 3 (0.049%) GIMP
12 3 (0.049%) InVision
12 3 (0.049%) Marvel
12 3 (0.049%) MS Visio
13 2 (0.033%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.033%) Fireworks
13 2 (0.033%) LaTeX
13 2 (0.033%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 474 (7.73%) Magento
2 82 (1.34%) Payment Gateway
3 43 (0.70%) Shopify
4 30 (0.49%) Summit
5 18 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 13 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
7 10 (0.16%) NetSuite
8 8 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 8 (0.13%) osCommerce
9 7 (0.11%) SAP CO
9 7 (0.11%) SAP FI
9 7 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
9 7 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
10 6 (0.098%) Odoo
11 5 (0.082%) CiviCRM
12 4 (0.065%) Dynamics AX
12 4 (0.065%) JDE OneWorld
12 4 (0.065%) Oracle EBS R12
12 4 (0.065%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 3 (0.049%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1,026 (16.74%) Amazon AWS
2 437 (7.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 265 (4.32%) GitHub
3 265 (4.32%) SaaS
4 223 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 180 (2.94%) Serverless
6 168 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
7 144 (2.35%) AWS Lambda
8 129 (2.10%) Amazon S3
9 115 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
10 111 (1.81%) npm
11 104 (1.70%) Office 365
12 91 (1.48%) Amazon SQS
13 70 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 70 (1.14%) Google Analytics
14 69 (1.13%) AWS CloudFormation
15 62 (1.01%) G Suite
16 61 (1.00%) Route 53
17 53 (0.86%) CloudFront
18 47 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 154 (2.51%) DNS
2 127 (2.07%) Internet
3 107 (1.75%) TCP/IP
4 91 (1.48%) HTTP
5 72 (1.17%) Firewall
6 71 (1.16%) SSH
7 62 (1.01%) Broadband
8 61 (1.00%) SSL
9 54 (0.88%) DHCP
10 52 (0.85%) Intranet
10 52 (0.85%) Skype
11 45 (0.73%) FTP
12 39 (0.64%) Network Security
13 33 (0.54%) NetScaler
14 19 (0.31%) SMTP
15 18 (0.29%) Extranet
16 15 (0.24%) LAN
16 15 (0.24%) VPN
16 15 (0.24%) WAN
17 14 (0.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,665 (43.47%) MySQL
2 591 (9.64%) SQL Server
3 300 (4.89%) NoSQL
4 296 (4.83%) PostgreSQL
5 284 (4.63%) MongoDB
6 258 (4.21%) Relational Database
7 255 (4.16%) Redis
8 122 (1.99%) Big Data
9 108 (1.76%) MariaDB
10 103 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
11 69 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 52 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 49 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
14 48 (0.78%) Amazon Aurora
14 48 (0.78%) Hadoop
15 42 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
16 37 (0.60%) RDBMS
16 37 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 32 (0.52%) Power BI
18 30 (0.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,607 (26.22%) Git (software)
2 422 (6.88%) Jenkins
3 336 (5.48%) JIRA
4 286 (4.67%) Subversion
5 237 (3.87%) Selenium
6 183 (2.99%) webpack
7 150 (2.45%) gulp
8 143 (2.33%) PHPUnit
9 129 (2.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 110 (1.79%) Bitbucket
11 109 (1.78%) Cucumber
11 109 (1.78%) Grunt
12 88 (1.44%) Maven
13 85 (1.39%) Vagrant
14 78 (1.27%) Gatling
15 76 (1.24%) SoapUI
15 76 (1.24%) Visual Studio
16 74 (1.21%) Appium
17 67 (1.09%) git-flow
18 61 (1.00%) JMeter
General
1 583 (9.51%) Marketing
2 541 (8.83%) Finance
3 384 (6.26%) Retail
4 166 (2.71%) Games
5 124 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 97 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 96 (1.57%) Law
7 96 (1.57%) Publishing
8 80 (1.31%) Banking
9 79 (1.29%) Advertising
10 39 (0.64%) Electronics
11 36 (0.59%) Automotive
11 36 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
12 35 (0.57%) Legal
13 26 (0.42%) Back Office
14 18 (0.29%) Billing
15 13 (0.21%) Front Office
16 12 (0.20%) Music Industry
17 11 (0.18%) Digital Economy
18 9 (0.15%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4,592 (74.91%) Developer
2 2,451 (39.98%) PHP Developer
3 728 (11.88%) Senior Developer
4 657 (10.72%) Web Developer
5 582 (9.49%) Full Stack Developer
6 380 (6.20%) Software Developer
7 367 (5.99%) Senior PHP Developer
8 323 (5.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 299 (4.88%) Software Engineer
10 252 (4.11%) JavaScript Developer
11 240 (3.92%) Junior
12 231 (3.77%) PHP Web Developer
13 219 (3.57%) Junior Developer
14 205 (3.34%) Magento Developer
15 201 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
16 184 (3.00%) Lead Developer
17 176 (2.87%) Backend Developer
18 167 (2.72%) Graduate
19 155 (2.53%) Drupal Developer
20 148 (2.41%) PHP Laravel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,035 (49.51%) HTML
2 2,931 (47.81%) CSS
3 1,541 (25.14%) Laravel
4 1,278 (20.85%) jQuery
5 990 (16.15%) AngularJS
6 866 (14.13%) Node.js
7 847 (13.82%) HTML5
8 844 (13.77%) LAMP
9 843 (13.75%) Symfony
10 838 (13.67%) React
11 647 (10.55%) Web Services
12 637 (10.39%) .NET
13 625 (10.20%) CSS3
14 551 (8.99%) Vue.js
15 514 (8.38%) Sass
16 452 (7.37%) REST
17 421 (6.87%) RESTful
18 383 (6.25%) XML
19 379 (6.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 349 (5.69%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 445 (7.26%) User Experience
2 288 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
3 265 (4.32%) Mobile App
4 212 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
5 200 (3.26%) Fintech
6 186 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
7 125 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
8 76 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
9 70 (1.14%) Social Media
10 68 (1.11%) Algorithms
11 66 (1.08%) Data Structures
12 57 (0.93%) Digital Media
13 46 (0.75%) Life Science
14 44 (0.72%) Public Cloud
15 40 (0.65%) Management Information System
16 36 (0.59%) EPoS
17 33 (0.54%) Cloud Native
18 31 (0.51%) e-Learning
18 31 (0.51%) Replication
19 30 (0.49%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1,469 (23.96%) Linux
2 345 (5.63%) Windows
3 338 (5.51%) Unix
4 202 (3.30%) Android
5 194 (3.16%) Apple iOS
6 172 (2.81%) Ubuntu
7 152 (2.48%) CentOS
8 85 (1.39%) Debian
9 60 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 59 (0.96%) Mac OS
10 59 (0.96%) Windows Server
11 16 (0.26%) Solaris
12 14 (0.23%) openSUSE
13 12 (0.20%) AIX
13 12 (0.20%) FreeBSD
14 11 (0.18%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (0.098%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.065%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,038 (33.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1,395 (22.76%) Web Development
3 1,205 (19.66%) MVC
4 880 (14.36%) OOP
5 874 (14.26%) OO
6 732 (11.94%) Software Engineering
7 680 (11.09%) E-Commerce
8 676 (11.03%) DevOps
9 602 (9.82%) Test Automation
10 581 (9.48%) Scrum
11 530 (8.65%) Front End Development
12 522 (8.52%) TDD
13 518 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
14 438 (7.15%) Continuous Integration
15 393 (6.41%) OO PHP
16 387 (6.31%) Open Source
17 381 (6.22%) Mentoring
18 371 (6.05%) Computer Science
19 353 (5.76%) Microservices
20 327 (5.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3,846 (62.74%) JavaScript
2 1,384 (22.58%) Python
3 1,155 (18.84%) Java
4 1,116 (18.21%) SQL
5 713 (11.63%) C#
6 498 (8.12%) Ruby
7 329 (5.37%) C++
8 310 (5.06%) Bash Shell
9 267 (4.36%) PHP 7
10 231 (3.77%) ES6
11 225 (3.67%) Perl
12 169 (2.76%) C
12 169 (2.76%) PHP 5
13 168 (2.74%) TypeScript
14 147 (2.40%) PowerShell
15 126 (2.06%) Go
16 119 (1.94%) Scala
17 80 (1.31%) T-SQL
18 69 (1.13%) Apple Swift
19 62 (1.01%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 520 (8.48%) Degree
2 142 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 69 (1.13%) Security Cleared
4 41 (0.67%) PhD
4 41 (0.67%) RHCE
5 37 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (0.59%) CCNA
7 29 (0.47%) DV Cleared
8 27 (0.44%) HND
9 23 (0.38%) CCA
9 23 (0.38%) ISTQB
9 23 (0.38%) MCP
9 23 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (0.33%) SC Cleared
11 19 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
12 18 (0.29%) AWS Certification
12 18 (0.29%) ISEB
12 18 (0.29%) MCSE
13 17 (0.28%) MCSA
14 16 (0.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 340 (5.55%) QA
2 34 (0.55%) GDPR
2 34 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 19 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 19 (0.31%) SLA
5 12 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.098%) HIPAA
6 6 (0.098%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.082%) PMO
8 2 (0.033%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.016%) COBIT
9 1 (0.016%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.016%) HL7
9 1 (0.016%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.016%) WCAG
System Software
1 705 (11.50%) Docker
2 94 (1.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (1.40%) Active Directory
4 76 (1.24%) Varnish
5 50 (0.82%) Hyper-V
6 32 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 32 (0.52%) XenApp
6 32 (0.52%) XenDesktop
7 27 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.11%) KVM
10 6 (0.098%) VirtualBox
11 5 (0.082%) Firmware
11 5 (0.082%) oVirt
11 5 (0.082%) RHEV
11 5 (0.082%) vSphere
12 4 (0.065%) NFS
12 4 (0.065%) Postfix
12 4 (0.065%) qmail
12 4 (0.065%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 268 (4.37%) Ansible
2 229 (3.74%) Kubernetes
3 205 (3.34%) Puppet
4 179 (2.92%) Terraform
5 170 (2.77%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (0.72%) Salt
7 42 (0.69%) Nagios
8 35 (0.57%) SCCM
9 33 (0.54%) SCOM
10 32 (0.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 32 (0.52%) Prometheus
10 32 (0.52%) SCOrch
11 27 (0.44%) HAProxy
11 27 (0.44%) Kibana
12 23 (0.38%) Packer
13 20 (0.33%) Grafana
14 17 (0.28%) ZABBIX
15 16 (0.26%) Plesk
15 16 (0.26%) yum
16 15 (0.24%) logstash
Vendors
1 390 (6.36%) Zend
2 371 (6.05%) Google
3 253 (4.13%) Microsoft
4 211 (3.44%) Oracle
5 125 (2.04%) VMware
6 102 (1.66%) Adobe
7 82 (1.34%) Atlassian
8 76 (1.24%) Red Hat
9 66 (1.08%) Cisco
10 64 (1.04%) SAP
11 54 (0.88%) Splunk
12 49 (0.80%) WooCommerce
13 45 (0.73%) New Relic
14 38 (0.62%) Apple
14 38 (0.62%) Citrix
15 36 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
16 31 (0.51%) WorldPay
17 25 (0.41%) Facebook
18 20 (0.33%) Sage
18 20 (0.33%) Sitecore