Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 79 54 67
Rank change year-on-year -25 +13 -2
Permanent jobs citing PHP 4,746 2,990 5,224
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.71% 4.72% 4.15%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.98% 8.15% 7.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3,302 2,632 4,637
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £33,500 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +2.27%
75th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £57,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +18.75% - -

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 67,949 36,707 68,085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.06% 58.01% 54.11%
Number of salaries quoted 43,801 31,295 56,683
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £31,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £72,500 £71,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -

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 23 January 2022.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -26 4,022 £50,000 +11.73% 829
UK excluding London -30 2,679 £47,500 +18.75% 629
Work from Home -19 1,545 £50,000 +17.65% 214
London +18 1,444 £60,000 - 248
South East +1 932 £47,750 +12.35% 96
North of England -44 647 £45,000 +12.50% 234
South West -4 438 £47,500 +18.75% 77
Midlands -57 355 £49,500 +23.75% 116
Yorkshire -20 334 £46,250 +15.63% 79
North West -66 254 £50,000 +28.21% 132
West Midlands -35 245 £55,000 +22.22% 75
East of England -64 140 £47,500 +13.10% 57
Scotland -47 126 £45,000 +12.50% 36
East Midlands -66 110 £46,000 +22.67% 40
North East -22 59 £34,500 -13.75% 23
Wales -57 43 £47,500 +18.75% 13
Northern Ireland -35 10 £37,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 2,902 (61.15%) JavaScript
2 2,135 (44.99%) MySQL
3 1,893 (39.89%) HTML
4 1,861 (39.21%) CSS
5 1,483 (31.25%) Laravel
6 1,479 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
7 1,347 (28.38%) React
8 1,210 (25.50%) AWS
9 1,188 (25.03%) Git (software)
10 1,111 (23.41%) Full Stack Development
11 998 (21.03%) Software Engineering
12 966 (20.35%) Python
13 938 (19.76%) Docker
14 902 (19.01%) Linux
15 869 (18.31%) Web Development
16 867 (18.27%) SQL
17 858 (18.08%) Social Skills
18 809 (17.05%) Node.js
19 795 (16.75%) DevOps
20 783 (16.50%) jQuery
21 781 (16.46%) OO
22 778 (16.39%) Symfony
23 715 (15.07%) Java
24 694 (14.62%) Vue.js
25 684 (14.41%) MVC
26 676 (14.24%) Problem-Solving
27 640 (13.49%) CI/CD
28 634 (13.36%) OOP
29 633 (13.34%) E-Commerce
30 615 (12.96%) Marketing

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
1 600 (12.64%) WordPress
2 395 (8.32%) CMS
3 234 (4.93%) Apache
4 204 (4.30%) Elasticsearch
5 196 (4.13%) Drupal
6 107 (2.25%) nginx
7 56 (1.18%) Apache Solr
8 52 (1.10%) Confluence
8 52 (1.10%) IIS
9 36 (0.76%) IBM Domino
10 31 (0.65%) Umbraco
11 25 (0.53%) Headless CMS
12 24 (0.51%) Moodle
13 22 (0.46%) SharePoint
14 15 (0.32%) ColdFusion
15 13 (0.27%) EPiServer
16 12 (0.25%) Joomla!
17 10 (0.21%) SilverStripe
18 9 (0.19%) Tomcat
19 8 (0.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 44 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
3 27 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 23 (0.48%) Photoshop
5 22 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 20 (0.42%) InVision
6 20 (0.42%) Sketch
7 16 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 13 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 12 (0.25%) Adobe XD
9 12 (0.25%) Chatbot
10 11 (0.23%) MS Visio
10 11 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.042%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 191 (4.02%) Magento
2 70 (1.47%) Payment Gateway
3 66 (1.39%) NetSuite
4 56 (1.18%) SAP Business ByDesign
5 45 (0.95%) Shopify
6 23 (0.48%) SAP Business One
7 10 (0.21%) Summit
8 9 (0.19%) WebTrends
9 6 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
10 5 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 4 (0.084%) OpenCart
12 3 (0.063%) Primavera
13 2 (0.042%) Eloqua
13 2 (0.042%) osCommerce
13 2 (0.042%) PlanetPress Connect
13 2 (0.042%) SAP Hybris
14 1 (0.021%) Cognos Business Intelligence
14 1 (0.021%) SAP ERP
14 1 (0.021%) SnowdropKCS
14 1 (0.021%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 1,210 (25.50%) AWS
2 584 (12.31%) SaaS
3 467 (9.84%) Azure
4 359 (7.56%) GitHub
5 312 (6.57%) GCP
6 244 (5.14%) Serverless
7 167 (3.52%) AWS Lambda
8 161 (3.39%) Amazon S3
9 145 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
10 125 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
11 120 (2.53%) Google Analytics
12 99 (2.09%) npm
13 96 (2.02%) Amazon ECS
13 96 (2.02%) Amazon SQS
14 74 (1.56%) Microsoft 365
15 60 (1.26%) GitHub Actions
16 54 (1.14%) Linode
17 49 (1.03%) PaaS
18 48 (1.01%) Stripe
19 45 (0.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 172 (3.62%) HTTP
2 122 (2.57%) DNS
3 81 (1.71%) Internet
4 49 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 44 (0.93%) SSH
6 32 (0.67%) Firewall
7 24 (0.51%) SSL
8 22 (0.46%) VPN
9 20 (0.42%) DHCP
9 20 (0.42%) IPv6
10 17 (0.36%) FTP
11 16 (0.34%) Intranet
12 12 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (0.17%) Broadband
13 8 (0.17%) MQTT
14 7 (0.15%) Network Security
14 7 (0.15%) Skype
15 6 (0.13%) HTTPS
15 6 (0.13%) SMTP
16 5 (0.11%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,135 (44.99%) MySQL
2 338 (7.12%) Redis
3 335 (7.06%) NoSQL
4 299 (6.30%) SQL Server
5 268 (5.65%) Relational Database
6 258 (5.44%) MongoDB
6 258 (5.44%) PostgreSQL
7 136 (2.87%) MariaDB
8 106 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
9 101 (2.13%) Amazon Aurora
10 79 (1.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 63 (1.33%) Big Data
12 49 (1.03%) Couchbase
13 40 (0.84%) RDBMS
14 35 (0.74%) Power BI
15 26 (0.55%) Amazon Athena
16 21 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
17 16 (0.34%) Apache Cassandra
18 15 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 14 (0.29%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1,188 (25.03%) Git (software)
2 347 (7.31%) JIRA
3 261 (5.50%) Jenkins
4 245 (5.16%) PHPUnit
5 164 (3.46%) Bitbucket
6 146 (3.08%) webpack
7 120 (2.53%) GitLab
8 100 (2.11%) CircleCI
9 75 (1.58%) gulp
10 72 (1.52%) Selenium
11 60 (1.26%) Grunt
12 58 (1.22%) Subversion
13 54 (1.14%) WebStorm
14 48 (1.01%) Cypress.io
15 44 (0.93%) PhpStorm
16 39 (0.82%) Postman
17 31 (0.65%) Xdebug
18 27 (0.57%) Babel
18 27 (0.57%) JMeter
19 26 (0.55%) Cucumber
General
1 858 (18.08%) Social Skills
2 615 (12.96%) Marketing
3 450 (9.48%) Finance
4 282 (5.94%) Retail
5 275 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
6 154 (3.24%) Games
7 100 (2.11%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 80 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 66 (1.39%) Organisational Skills
10 64 (1.35%) Advertising
11 59 (1.24%) Public Sector
12 54 (1.14%) Law
12 54 (1.14%) Publishing
13 49 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
14 36 (0.76%) Documentation Skills
15 33 (0.70%) Banking
16 31 (0.65%) Telecoms
17 28 (0.59%) Back Office
17 28 (0.59%) Legal
18 27 (0.57%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 3,318 (69.91%) Developer
2 1,801 (37.95%) PHP Developer
3 525 (11.06%) Senior Developer
4 442 (9.31%) Full Stack Developer
5 365 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 296 (6.24%) Web Developer
7 270 (5.69%) Senior PHP Developer
8 267 (5.63%) Software Developer
9 215 (4.53%) Lead Developer
10 201 (4.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 187 (3.94%) PHP Laravel Developer
12 163 (3.43%) Backend Developer
13 149 (3.14%) Junior
14 141 (2.97%) Lead PHP Developer
15 139 (2.93%) DevOps Engineer
16 118 (2.49%) Principal Developer
17 116 (2.44%) WordPress Developer
18 105 (2.21%) JavaScript Developer
19 100 (2.11%) Junior Developer
20 96 (2.02%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,893 (39.89%) HTML
2 1,861 (39.21%) CSS
3 1,483 (31.25%) Laravel
4 1,347 (28.38%) React
5 809 (17.05%) Node.js
6 783 (16.50%) jQuery
7 778 (16.39%) Symfony
8 694 (14.62%) Vue.js
9 603 (12.71%) AngularJS
10 578 (12.18%) REST
11 532 (11.21%) RESTful
12 476 (10.03%) HTML5
13 432 (9.10%) LAMP
14 420 (8.85%) Web Services
15 382 (8.05%) Sass
16 369 (7.77%) .NET
17 354 (7.46%) XML
18 276 (5.82%) CSS3
19 240 (5.06%) JSON
20 221 (4.66%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 545 (11.48%) User Experience
2 505 (10.64%) Greenfield Project
3 296 (6.24%) Mobile App
4 228 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
5 149 (3.14%) e-Learning
6 128 (2.70%) Legacy Code
7 95 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
8 88 (1.85%) Algorithms
9 80 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
10 78 (1.64%) Data Structures
11 59 (1.24%) Management Information System
12 51 (1.07%) Virtual Team
13 49 (1.03%) Social Media
14 47 (0.99%) NHS
15 44 (0.93%) Legacy Systems
16 36 (0.76%) Photography
17 33 (0.70%) Public Cloud
18 31 (0.65%) Smartphone
19 29 (0.61%) Blog
20 26 (0.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 902 (19.01%) Linux
2 188 (3.96%) Apple iOS
3 173 (3.65%) Android
4 164 (3.46%) Windows
5 118 (2.49%) Ubuntu
6 76 (1.60%) Unix
7 73 (1.54%) CentOS
8 68 (1.43%) Windows Server
9 57 (1.20%) Debian
10 41 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 28 (0.59%) Mac OS
12 20 (0.42%) Mac OS X
13 14 (0.29%) Windows Server 2019
14 11 (0.23%) Alpine Linux
15 10 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
17 6 (0.13%) Fedora
18 5 (0.11%) AIX
18 5 (0.11%) HPUX
18 5 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,479 (31.16%) Agile Software Development
2 1,111 (23.41%) Full Stack Development
3 998 (21.03%) Software Engineering
4 869 (18.31%) Web Development
5 795 (16.75%) DevOps
6 781 (16.46%) OO
7 684 (14.41%) MVC
8 676 (14.24%) Problem-Solving
9 640 (13.49%) CI/CD
10 634 (13.36%) OOP
11 633 (13.34%) E-Commerce
12 605 (12.75%) TDD
13 488 (10.28%) Front End Development
14 481 (10.13%) Microservices
15 418 (8.81%) Fintech
16 384 (8.09%) Unit Testing
17 351 (7.40%) Test Automation
18 345 (7.27%) Computer Science
19 343 (7.23%) Scrum
20 334 (7.04%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2,902 (61.15%) JavaScript
2 966 (20.35%) Python
3 867 (18.27%) SQL
4 715 (15.07%) Java
5 462 (9.73%) Go
6 453 (9.54%) C#
7 446 (9.40%) TypeScript
8 311 (6.55%) Ruby
9 268 (5.65%) PHP 7
10 162 (3.41%) Dart
11 160 (3.37%) C++
12 134 (2.82%) Perl
13 125 (2.63%) Bash
14 116 (2.44%) Kotlin
15 98 (2.06%) Scala
16 96 (2.02%) C
16 96 (2.02%) PowerShell
17 93 (1.96%) ES6
18 79 (1.66%) Apple Swift
18 79 (1.66%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 366 (7.71%) Degree
2 180 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (0.44%) AWS Certification
3 21 (0.44%) Security Cleared
4 16 (0.34%) HND
5 15 (0.32%) HNC
6 14 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (0.25%) PhD
8 11 (0.23%) SC Cleared
9 9 (0.19%) Analytics IQ
9 9 (0.19%) MCSE
10 7 (0.15%) Master's Degree
10 7 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.13%) CISSP
11 6 (0.13%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.11%) CEH
12 5 (0.11%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.11%) GIAC
12 5 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 256 (5.39%) QA
2 96 (2.02%) Accessibility
3 33 (0.70%) SLA
4 16 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.19%) WCAG
7 6 (0.13%) COBIT
7 6 (0.13%) GDPR
8 2 (0.042%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.042%) PMO
9 1 (0.021%) COPPA
9 1 (0.021%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.021%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.021%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.021%) Section 508
9 1 (0.021%) WAI
System Software
1 938 (19.76%) Docker
2 30 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 23 (0.48%) Varnish
4 22 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (0.44%) Hyper-V
6 12 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (0.21%) KVM
8 8 (0.17%) vSphere
9 7 (0.15%) VirtualBox
10 6 (0.13%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.042%) LXC
11 2 (0.042%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.021%) FreeRADIUS
12 1 (0.021%) GlusterFS
12 1 (0.021%) iptables
12 1 (0.021%) NFS
12 1 (0.021%) Squid
Systems Management
1 312 (6.57%) Kubernetes
2 217 (4.57%) Terraform
3 154 (3.24%) Ansible
4 93 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
5 59 (1.24%) Puppet
6 47 (0.99%) Grafana
7 33 (0.70%) Prometheus
8 28 (0.59%) Rancher
9 23 (0.48%) Kibana
10 10 (0.21%) SCCM
11 9 (0.19%) Matomo
12 7 (0.15%) Jamf Pro
12 7 (0.15%) Nagios
12 7 (0.15%) QRadar
13 6 (0.13%) Scalr
14 5 (0.11%) Graphite
14 5 (0.11%) Packer
14 5 (0.11%) Salt
15 4 (0.084%) Istio
15 4 (0.084%) Plesk
Vendors
1 365 (7.69%) Google
2 241 (5.08%) Zend
3 173 (3.65%) Microsoft
4 130 (2.74%) SAP
5 107 (2.25%) WooCommerce
6 97 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
7 80 (1.69%) Adobe
8 78 (1.64%) Oracle
9 68 (1.43%) Apple
10 44 (0.93%) Facebook
11 41 (0.86%) New Relic
12 35 (0.74%) IBM
12 35 (0.74%) Splunk
13 33 (0.70%) MuleSoft
13 33 (0.70%) Xamarin
14 32 (0.67%) VMware
15 28 (0.59%) Sage
16 22 (0.46%) PayPal
17 20 (0.42%) HubSpot
18 18 (0.38%) SaltStack