Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 66 49
Rank change year-on-year -2 -17 +6
Permanent jobs citing PHP 5,439 6,807 9,452
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.09% 4.27% 5.27%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.58% 7.77% 9.55%
Number of salaries quoted 4,863 5,759 8,380
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £67,500
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 71,744 87,580 99,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.90% 54.90% 55.19%
Number of salaries quoted 59,243 72,675 81,773
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,250
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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 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 -3 5,101 £45,000 +3.45% 1,328
UK excluding London +8 3,902 £40,000 - 1,083
London -32 1,427 £58,000 +5.45% 344
South East +10 1,215 £44,000 +3.53% 181
North of England +7 1,050 £40,000 +6.67% 365
North West +4 631 £40,000 - 184
South West -5 628 £40,000 +6.67% 190
Midlands +17 492 £36,500 +4.29% 161
Yorkshire +2 332 £40,000 +6.67% 124
West Midlands +2 314 £37,500 +7.14% 82
East of England +20 283 £40,000 +14.29% 85
East Midlands +43 178 £35,000 - 79
Scotland -14 140 £42,500 +3.03% 52
Wales -1 89 £37,500 -6.25% 46
North East +19 87 £40,000 +14.29% 57
Northern Ireland +2 14 £40,000 +6.67% 3

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 3,289 (60.47%) JavaScript
2 2,458 (45.19%) HTML
3 2,326 (42.77%) CSS
4 2,291 (42.12%) MySQL
5 1,785 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
6 1,480 (27.21%) Laravel
7 1,318 (24.23%) Git (software)
8 1,241 (22.82%) Linux
9 1,159 (21.31%) MVC
10 1,134 (20.85%) Web Development
11 1,054 (19.38%) Python
12 1,048 (19.27%) jQuery
13 938 (17.25%) SQL
14 929 (17.08%) Java
15 928 (17.06%) OO
16 860 (15.81%) Symfony
17 844 (15.52%) AngularJS
18 835 (15.35%) AWS
19 822 (15.11%) Node.js
20 795 (14.62%) Docker
21 764 (14.05%) OOP
22 760 (13.97%) React
23 690 (12.69%) HTML5
24 667 (12.26%) LAMP
25 666 (12.24%) Software Engineering
26 665 (12.23%) DevOps
27 644 (11.84%) C#
28 610 (11.22%) WordPress
29 607 (11.16%) TDD
30 554 (10.19%) Vue.js

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
1 610 (11.22%) WordPress
2 379 (6.97%) CMS
3 307 (5.64%) Apache
4 258 (4.74%) Drupal
5 196 (3.60%) Elasticsearch
6 140 (2.57%) nginx
7 71 (1.31%) Confluence
8 59 (1.08%) SharePoint
9 47 (0.86%) Joomla!
10 35 (0.64%) Apache Spark
11 34 (0.63%) Apache Solr
12 33 (0.61%) Tomcat
13 28 (0.51%) ColdFusion
13 28 (0.51%) IIS
14 25 (0.46%) Umbraco
15 14 (0.26%) Ethereum
16 13 (0.24%) Hyperledger
16 13 (0.24%) Sitecore CMS
17 11 (0.20%) ExpressionEngine
18 10 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 86 (1.58%) Photoshop
2 48 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
2 48 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
3 47 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 32 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 20 (0.37%) Sketch
6 17 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 13 (0.24%) Adobe XD
8 9 (0.17%) InDesign
8 9 (0.17%) InVision
9 8 (0.15%) Chatbot
10 6 (0.11%) GIMP
11 5 (0.092%) Marvel
12 4 (0.074%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.055%) HipChat
13 3 (0.055%) Microsoft Project
13 3 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
14 2 (0.037%) CPLEX
14 2 (0.037%) MS Visio
15 1 (0.018%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 351 (6.45%) Magento
2 65 (1.20%) Payment Gateway
3 47 (0.86%) Shopify
4 15 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
5 13 (0.24%) Distributed Ledger
5 13 (0.24%) OpenCart
5 13 (0.24%) R3 Corda
6 11 (0.20%) JDE OneWorld
7 10 (0.18%) CiviCRM
7 10 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 10 (0.18%) NetSuite
8 9 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 9 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
8 9 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.055%) osCommerce
10 3 (0.055%) Raiser's Edge
10 3 (0.055%) SAP Business One
11 2 (0.037%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.037%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 835 (15.35%) AWS
2 388 (7.13%) SaaS
3 343 (6.31%) Azure
4 266 (4.89%) GitHub
5 149 (2.74%) GCP
6 117 (2.15%) Serverless
7 96 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
8 93 (1.71%) npm
9 61 (1.12%) Office 365
10 55 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
11 49 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
12 46 (0.85%) Google Analytics
13 45 (0.83%) IaaS
13 45 (0.83%) PaaS
14 44 (0.81%) Amazon S3
15 35 (0.64%) Power Platform
16 33 (0.61%) Slack
17 32 (0.59%) CloudFront
18 31 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
19 28 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 143 (2.63%) Internet
2 93 (1.71%) DNS
3 89 (1.64%) TCP/IP
4 85 (1.56%) Firewall
5 61 (1.12%) HTTP
6 33 (0.61%) SSH
7 32 (0.59%) SSL
8 31 (0.57%) DHCP
8 31 (0.57%) Skype
9 30 (0.55%) Extranet
10 26 (0.48%) VPN
11 24 (0.44%) NetScaler
12 20 (0.37%) Network Security
13 18 (0.33%) Intranet
14 15 (0.28%) Software-Defined Networking
14 15 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
15 12 (0.22%) SMS
15 12 (0.22%) Wireless
16 11 (0.20%) LAN
16 11 (0.20%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,291 (42.12%) MySQL
2 452 (8.31%) SQL Server
3 239 (4.39%) Relational Database
4 236 (4.34%) MongoDB
5 219 (4.03%) PostgreSQL
6 211 (3.88%) NoSQL
7 159 (2.92%) Redis
8 106 (1.95%) MariaDB
9 102 (1.88%) Big Data
10 44 (0.81%) Hadoop
11 41 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 37 (0.68%) RDBMS
13 35 (0.64%) Apache Hive
14 32 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
14 32 (0.59%) Power BI
15 29 (0.53%) Blockchain
16 24 (0.44%) GIS
17 21 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
18 17 (0.31%) Amazon Aurora
19 16 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1,318 (24.23%) Git (software)
2 322 (5.92%) JIRA
3 242 (4.45%) Jenkins
4 160 (2.94%) PHPUnit
5 158 (2.90%) Subversion
6 124 (2.28%) webpack
7 120 (2.21%) Bitbucket
8 119 (2.19%) gulp
9 85 (1.56%) Selenium
10 82 (1.51%) Visual Studio
11 75 (1.38%) GitLab
12 66 (1.21%) Grunt
13 51 (0.94%) Maven
14 48 (0.88%) Vagrant
15 45 (0.83%) Gatling
16 41 (0.75%) Mercurial
17 36 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 36 (0.66%) JUnit
18 31 (0.57%) Eclipse
18 31 (0.57%) Mocha
General
1 430 (7.91%) Finance
2 419 (7.70%) Marketing
3 279 (5.13%) Retail
4 186 (3.42%) Games
5 99 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 97 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 87 (1.60%) Advertising
8 63 (1.16%) Electronics
9 60 (1.10%) Public Sector
10 59 (1.08%) Automotive
11 52 (0.96%) Banking
12 38 (0.70%) Law
13 34 (0.63%) Front Office
14 30 (0.55%) Billing
15 29 (0.53%) Legal
16 24 (0.44%) Back Office
17 20 (0.37%) Publishing
18 17 (0.31%) Aerospace
19 16 (0.29%) Military
20 9 (0.17%) Police
Job Titles
1 4,200 (77.22%) Developer
2 2,321 (42.67%) PHP Developer
3 743 (13.66%) Senior Developer
4 517 (9.51%) Full Stack Developer
5 500 (9.19%) Web Developer
6 394 (7.24%) Senior PHP Developer
7 365 (6.71%) Software Developer
8 292 (5.37%) Software Engineer
9 267 (4.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 262 (4.82%) Junior
11 235 (4.32%) JavaScript Developer
12 230 (4.23%) Junior Developer
13 171 (3.14%) PHP Web Developer
14 154 (2.83%) Graduate
15 149 (2.74%) Lead Developer
16 138 (2.54%) PHP Laravel Developer
17 133 (2.45%) Backend Developer
18 128 (2.35%) Graduate Developer
19 122 (2.24%) Java Developer
20 120 (2.21%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,458 (45.19%) HTML
2 2,326 (42.77%) CSS
3 1,480 (27.21%) Laravel
4 1,048 (19.27%) jQuery
5 860 (15.81%) Symfony
6 844 (15.52%) AngularJS
7 822 (15.11%) Node.js
8 760 (13.97%) React
9 690 (12.69%) HTML5
10 667 (12.26%) LAMP
11 554 (10.19%) Vue.js
12 537 (9.87%) .NET
13 431 (7.92%) Sass
14 425 (7.81%) Web Services
15 388 (7.13%) REST
16 384 (7.06%) CSS3
17 368 (6.77%) RESTful
18 353 (6.49%) XML
19 275 (5.06%) JSON
20 270 (4.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 400 (7.35%) Greenfield Project
2 393 (7.23%) Mobile App
3 350 (6.44%) User Experience
4 177 (3.25%) Self-Motivation
5 166 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
6 113 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
7 65 (1.20%) Algorithms
8 58 (1.07%) Data Structures
9 50 (0.92%) Replication
10 49 (0.90%) Management Information System
11 41 (0.75%) Social Media
12 29 (0.53%) EPoS
13 27 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
13 27 (0.50%) Public Cloud
14 26 (0.48%) Blog
14 26 (0.48%) Data Centre
15 25 (0.46%) Cloud Native
16 24 (0.44%) Virtual Team
17 23 (0.42%) Life Science
18 20 (0.37%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 1,241 (22.82%) Linux
2 231 (4.25%) Windows
3 217 (3.99%) Unix
4 191 (3.51%) Android
5 184 (3.38%) Apple iOS
6 76 (1.40%) CentOS
7 72 (1.32%) Ubuntu
8 56 (1.03%) Debian
9 53 (0.97%) Mac OS
10 32 (0.59%) Windows Server
11 25 (0.46%) VMS
12 24 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.18%) Mac OS X
14 8 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (0.13%) AIX
16 6 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
17 5 (0.092%) Solaris
18 4 (0.074%) Fedora
19 3 (0.055%) Windows Phone
19 3 (0.055%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,785 (32.82%) Agile Software Development
2 1,159 (21.31%) MVC
3 1,134 (20.85%) Web Development
4 928 (17.06%) OO
5 764 (14.05%) OOP
6 666 (12.24%) Software Engineering
7 665 (12.23%) DevOps
8 607 (11.16%) TDD
9 491 (9.03%) E-Commerce
10 467 (8.59%) Front End Development
11 443 (8.14%) Scrum
12 419 (7.70%) Computer Science
13 393 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
14 387 (7.12%) OO PHP
14 387 (7.12%) Test Automation
15 359 (6.60%) Microservices
16 351 (6.45%) Mentoring
17 290 (5.33%) Unit Testing
18 268 (4.93%) Open Source
19 251 (4.61%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 3,289 (60.47%) JavaScript
2 1,054 (19.38%) Python
3 938 (17.25%) SQL
4 929 (17.08%) Java
5 644 (11.84%) C#
6 363 (6.67%) Ruby
7 211 (3.88%) Bash Shell
8 203 (3.73%) PHP 7
9 199 (3.66%) ES6
10 183 (3.36%) TypeScript
11 175 (3.22%) C++
12 170 (3.13%) Go
13 149 (2.74%) Perl
14 123 (2.26%) C
15 107 (1.97%) PHP 5
16 105 (1.93%) Scala
17 97 (1.78%) PowerShell
18 81 (1.49%) Kotlin
19 67 (1.23%) Objective-C
20 61 (1.12%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 488 (8.97%) Degree
2 250 (4.60%) Computer Science Degree
3 40 (0.74%) Security Cleared
4 34 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (0.46%) MCSD
6 22 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (0.35%) DV Cleared
8 17 (0.31%) CCNA
9 16 (0.29%) AWS Certification
10 15 (0.28%) ISTQB
11 14 (0.26%) RHCE
11 14 (0.26%) SC Cleared
12 13 (0.24%) CCA
12 13 (0.24%) MCP
13 11 (0.20%) Master's Degree
14 10 (0.18%) CCNP
15 7 (0.13%) CISSP
15 7 (0.13%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (0.13%) Numerate Degree
16 6 (0.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 246 (4.52%) QA
2 22 (0.40%) SLA
3 21 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 19 (0.35%) GDPR
5 16 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 8 (0.15%) PMO
8 4 (0.074%) WCAG
9 3 (0.055%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.018%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.018%) HL7
10 1 (0.018%) WAI
System Software
1 795 (14.62%) Docker
2 55 (1.01%) Active Directory
3 52 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 21 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (0.39%) XenApp
6 19 (0.35%) Varnish
7 15 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (0.28%) XenDesktop
8 12 (0.22%) vSphere
9 8 (0.15%) iptables
10 7 (0.13%) LXC
11 6 (0.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 6 (0.11%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.092%) Postfix
13 4 (0.074%) Firmware
13 4 (0.074%) Samba
13 4 (0.074%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.055%) Xen
15 2 (0.037%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 285 (5.24%) Kubernetes
2 173 (3.18%) Ansible
3 153 (2.81%) Terraform
4 104 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
5 83 (1.53%) Puppet
6 31 (0.57%) Nagios
7 23 (0.42%) SCOM
8 21 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 21 (0.39%) SCOrch
9 20 (0.37%) SCCM
10 18 (0.33%) Docker Swarm
11 17 (0.31%) HAProxy
12 15 (0.28%) cPanel
13 10 (0.18%) Plesk
14 7 (0.13%) Kibana
14 7 (0.13%) Packer
14 7 (0.13%) Salt
15 6 (0.11%) Rancher
15 6 (0.11%) Single Sign-On
15 6 (0.11%) yum
Vendors
1 430 (7.91%) Zend
2 240 (4.41%) Microsoft
3 207 (3.81%) Google
4 176 (3.24%) Oracle
5 115 (2.11%) Adobe
6 93 (1.71%) Atlassian
7 71 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
8 63 (1.16%) VMware
9 55 (1.01%) SAP
10 43 (0.79%) Red Hat
11 39 (0.72%) Sitecore
12 37 (0.68%) Cisco
13 32 (0.59%) Apple
13 32 (0.59%) WooCommerce
14 31 (0.57%) Splunk
15 28 (0.51%) hybris
16 27 (0.50%) Xamarin
17 26 (0.48%) IBM
18 24 (0.44%) Facebook
19 18 (0.33%) Twitter