Period
to 3 March 2021

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 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 55 63 65
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2 -20
Permanent jobs citing PHP 3,549 5,119 6,299
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.69% 4.19% 4.22%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.29% 7.75% 7.67%
Number of salaries quoted 3,869 4,921 5,904
Median annual salary £42,724 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.06% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 42,816 66,037 82,088
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 56.57% 54.05% 54.96%
Number of salaries quoted 35,482 54,938 68,660
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £88,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 3 March 2021.

Salary histogram for PHP in the UK

PHP
Top 18 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 3 March 2021. 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 +7 3,134 £44,500 -1.11% 952
UK excluding London +5 2,582 £40,000 - 807
Work from Home +8 887 £45,000 - 234
London -8 744 £58,500 -2.50% 208
North of England +7 726 £40,000 - 288
South East +2 581 £42,500 -3.41% 123
Midlands +35 459 £40,000 +6.67% 159
South West +8 436 £40,000 - 127
North West +6 352 £40,000 -2.44% 178
Yorkshire +11 320 £40,000 - 84
West Midlands +32 253 £45,000 +18.42% 95
East Midlands +29 202 £37,500 - 64
Scotland +20 151 £42,500 - 32
East of England -8 117 £45,000 +12.50% 45
Wales +3 75 £42,500 +13.33% 29
North East -20 54 £43,000 +1.18% 26
Northern Ireland +27 23 £40,000 - 4
Isle of Man - 15 £49,500 -

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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 2,449 (69.01%) JavaScript
2 1,823 (51.37%) HTML
3 1,730 (48.75%) CSS
4 1,619 (45.62%) MySQL
5 1,258 (35.45%) Laravel
6 1,070 (30.15%) Git (software)
7 948 (26.71%) Web Development
8 918 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
9 773 (21.78%) SQL
10 765 (21.56%) Docker
11 690 (19.44%) Vue.js
12 688 (19.39%) React
13 674 (18.99%) AWS
13 674 (18.99%) MVC
14 670 (18.88%) Linux
15 661 (18.62%) Python
16 613 (17.27%) Symfony
17 611 (17.22%) jQuery
18 594 (16.74%) HTML5
19 564 (15.89%) Node.js
20 561 (15.81%) AngularJS
21 538 (15.16%) E-Commerce
22 469 (13.21%) Java
23 457 (12.88%) OOP
24 441 (12.43%) OO
25 439 (12.37%) DevOps
26 410 (11.55%) CSS3
27 398 (11.21%) WordPress
28 384 (10.82%) Front End Development
29 379 (10.68%) C#

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
1 398 (11.21%) WordPress
2 243 (6.85%) CMS
3 151 (4.25%) Apache
4 147 (4.14%) Drupal
5 88 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
6 80 (2.25%) nginx
7 28 (0.79%) IIS
8 22 (0.62%) Apache Solr
8 22 (0.62%) Apache Spark
8 22 (0.62%) ColdFusion
9 21 (0.59%) Joomla!
9 21 (0.59%) Moodle
9 21 (0.59%) SugarCRM
10 20 (0.56%) Confluence
10 20 (0.56%) Tomcat
11 15 (0.42%) EPiServer
12 12 (0.34%) Cloud Foundry
13 10 (0.28%) Umbraco
14 9 (0.25%) Jadu
14 9 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 82 (2.31%) Photoshop
2 36 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
3 19 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 14 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
5 11 (0.31%) Adobe XD
5 11 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (0.23%) Sketch
7 6 (0.17%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.11%) Gliffy
9 3 (0.085%) InDesign
10 2 (0.056%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.056%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.056%) Inkscape
10 2 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.028%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.028%) InVision
11 1 (0.028%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 266 (7.50%) Magento
2 91 (2.56%) Shopify
3 41 (1.16%) Payment Gateway
4 26 (0.73%) OpenCart
5 8 (0.23%) NetSuite
6 7 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 4 (0.11%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.056%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.056%) Oracle CRM On Demand
10 1 (0.028%) JDE OneWorld
10 1 (0.028%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 674 (18.99%) AWS
2 315 (8.88%) Azure
3 176 (4.96%) SaaS
4 145 (4.09%) GCP
5 130 (3.66%) GitHub
6 87 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
7 80 (2.25%) Serverless
8 57 (1.61%) Datadog
9 49 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
9 49 (1.38%) npm
10 46 (1.30%) Pulumi
11 43 (1.21%) Amazon S3
12 33 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
12 33 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
13 30 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 28 (0.79%) Amazon ECS
14 28 (0.79%) Google Analytics
15 25 (0.70%) PaaS
16 24 (0.68%) Power Platform
17 19 (0.54%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 48 (1.35%) Internet
2 32 (0.90%) Firewall
2 32 (0.90%) VPN
3 30 (0.85%) HTTP
4 27 (0.76%) DNS
5 23 (0.65%) Network Security
6 18 (0.51%) TCP/IP
7 15 (0.42%) LAN
7 15 (0.42%) SSH
7 15 (0.42%) Wireless
8 12 (0.34%) BGP
8 12 (0.34%) Intranet
8 12 (0.34%) SNMP
9 11 (0.31%) HTTPS
9 11 (0.31%) VoIP
9 11 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (0.28%) OpenVPN
11 8 (0.23%) Asterisk PBX
11 8 (0.23%) Broadband
11 8 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,619 (45.62%) MySQL
2 224 (6.31%) MongoDB
3 204 (5.75%) NoSQL
4 186 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
4 186 (5.24%) SQL Server
5 140 (3.94%) Relational Database
6 124 (3.49%) Redis
7 75 (2.11%) MariaDB
8 66 (1.86%) Azure SQL Database
8 66 (1.86%) Big Data
9 64 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
10 51 (1.44%) Cosmos DB
11 28 (0.79%) Hadoop
12 20 (0.56%) Apache Hive
13 19 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 17 (0.48%) GIS
14 17 (0.48%) RDBMS
15 15 (0.42%) Couchbase
15 15 (0.42%) Power BI
16 14 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,070 (30.15%) Git (software)
2 166 (4.68%) Jenkins
3 153 (4.31%) JIRA
4 133 (3.75%) PHPUnit
5 88 (2.48%) webpack
6 80 (2.25%) Subversion
7 67 (1.89%) gulp
8 66 (1.86%) Bitbucket
9 65 (1.83%) Selenium
10 56 (1.58%) GitLab
11 53 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
12 45 (1.27%) Grunt
13 31 (0.87%) Vagrant
14 23 (0.65%) Cypress.io
15 22 (0.62%) TeamCity
16 18 (0.51%) Postman
17 15 (0.42%) Locust
18 12 (0.34%) git-flow
19 10 (0.28%) CasperJS
19 10 (0.28%) CircleCI
General
1 279 (7.86%) Finance
2 249 (7.02%) Marketing
3 172 (4.85%) Retail
4 102 (2.87%) Games
5 98 (2.76%) Multimedia
6 57 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 45 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 43 (1.21%) Law
9 40 (1.13%) Public Sector
10 36 (1.01%) Banking
11 31 (0.87%) Advertising
12 29 (0.82%) Publishing
13 20 (0.56%) Legal
14 19 (0.54%) Back Office
14 19 (0.54%) Electronics
15 15 (0.42%) Automotive
16 11 (0.31%) Local Government
17 10 (0.28%) Front Office
17 10 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2,828 (79.68%) Developer
2 1,514 (42.66%) PHP Developer
3 479 (13.50%) Senior Developer
4 466 (13.13%) Full Stack Developer
5 444 (12.51%) Web Developer
6 290 (8.17%) Senior PHP Developer
7 234 (6.59%) PHP Laravel Developer
8 225 (6.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 182 (5.13%) Software Developer
10 177 (4.99%) JavaScript Developer
11 174 (4.90%) Software Engineer
12 143 (4.03%) Backend Developer
13 139 (3.92%) Junior
14 135 (3.80%) PHP Web Developer
15 124 (3.49%) React Developer
16 122 (3.44%) DevOps Engineer
16 122 (3.44%) Junior Developer
17 118 (3.32%) Lead Developer
17 118 (3.32%) Magento Developer
18 100 (2.82%) Trainee Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,823 (51.37%) HTML
2 1,730 (48.75%) CSS
3 1,258 (35.45%) Laravel
4 690 (19.44%) Vue.js
5 688 (19.39%) React
6 613 (17.27%) Symfony
7 611 (17.22%) jQuery
8 594 (16.74%) HTML5
9 564 (15.89%) Node.js
10 561 (15.81%) AngularJS
11 410 (11.55%) CSS3
12 366 (10.31%) LAMP
13 324 (9.13%) RESTful
14 322 (9.07%) REST
15 313 (8.82%) Sass
16 308 (8.68%) Web Services
17 194 (5.47%) .NET
18 164 (4.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 149 (4.20%) JSON
20 147 (4.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 259 (7.30%) Greenfield Project
2 232 (6.54%) User Experience
3 167 (4.71%) Mobile App
4 161 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
5 132 (3.72%) Linux Command Line
6 60 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
7 35 (0.99%) Virtual Team
8 24 (0.68%) e-Learning
9 23 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (0.65%) EPoS
9 23 (0.65%) Management Information System
10 22 (0.62%) Algorithms
10 22 (0.62%) Derivative
11 20 (0.56%) Blog
11 20 (0.56%) Data Structures
11 20 (0.56%) Social Media
12 16 (0.45%) Data Centre
13 15 (0.42%) Public Cloud
14 12 (0.34%) Hedge funds
14 12 (0.34%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 670 (18.88%) Linux
2 106 (2.99%) Windows
3 72 (2.03%) Apple iOS
4 71 (2.00%) Android
5 52 (1.47%) Ubuntu
6 46 (1.30%) Unix
7 41 (1.16%) CentOS
8 30 (0.85%) Windows Server
9 28 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (0.54%) Debian
11 7 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.14%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.11%) Windows Server 2019
14 3 (0.085%) Amazon Linux
14 3 (0.085%) Nucleus RTOS
14 3 (0.085%) Windows Server 2016
15 2 (0.056%) Fedora
15 2 (0.056%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.056%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.056%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 948 (26.71%) Web Development
2 918 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
3 674 (18.99%) MVC
4 538 (15.16%) E-Commerce
5 457 (12.88%) OOP
6 441 (12.43%) OO
7 439 (12.37%) DevOps
8 384 (10.82%) Front End Development
9 368 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
10 321 (9.04%) Software Engineering
11 308 (8.68%) TDD
12 294 (8.28%) Microservices
13 225 (6.34%) Scrum
14 203 (5.72%) Mentoring
15 177 (4.99%) Unit Testing
16 175 (4.93%) Fintech
17 165 (4.65%) OO PHP
18 164 (4.62%) Computer Science
19 163 (4.59%) Test Automation
20 130 (3.66%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2,449 (69.01%) JavaScript
2 773 (21.78%) SQL
3 661 (18.62%) Python
4 469 (13.21%) Java
5 379 (10.68%) C#
6 208 (5.86%) Go
7 190 (5.35%) TypeScript
8 158 (4.45%) Ruby
9 156 (4.40%) PHP 7
10 147 (4.14%) Bash Shell
11 85 (2.40%) ES6
12 67 (1.89%) C++
13 62 (1.75%) PowerShell
14 61 (1.72%) C
15 48 (1.35%) Groovy
15 48 (1.35%) Perl
16 44 (1.24%) Kotlin
17 37 (1.04%) Scala
18 36 (1.01%) Shell Script
19 29 (0.82%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 192 (5.41%) Degree
2 89 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 30 (0.85%) Security Cleared
4 22 (0.62%) SC Cleared
5 12 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (0.28%) CCNP
7 8 (0.23%) AWS Certification
8 6 (0.17%) DBS Check
9 5 (0.14%) CCIE
9 5 (0.14%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 4 (0.11%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.11%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.11%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.085%) CCNA
11 3 (0.085%) JNCIP
11 3 (0.085%) Postgraduate
12 2 (0.056%) HND
12 2 (0.056%) ISEB
12 2 (0.056%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (3.61%) QA
2 22 (0.62%) SLA
3 15 (0.42%) GDPR
4 11 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.17%) OpenSCAP
6 5 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 5 (0.14%) WCAG
7 3 (0.085%) ISO 13485
8 2 (0.056%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.028%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.028%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.028%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.028%) WAI
System Software
1 765 (21.56%) Docker
2 38 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.34%) Active Directory
4 9 (0.25%) Postfix
5 8 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.20%) iptables
6 7 (0.20%) Kamailio
6 7 (0.20%) KVM
6 7 (0.20%) QEMU
7 6 (0.17%) HDFS
8 4 (0.11%) Firmware
8 4 (0.11%) LXC
8 4 (0.11%) Varnish
8 4 (0.11%) VMware NSX
9 3 (0.085%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.056%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.056%) NFS
11 1 (0.028%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.028%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.028%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 316 (8.90%) Kubernetes
2 158 (4.45%) Terraform
3 135 (3.80%) Ansible
4 82 (2.31%) Puppet
5 67 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
6 57 (1.61%) Prometheus
7 55 (1.55%) Grafana
8 19 (0.54%) HAProxy
9 17 (0.48%) Packer
10 16 (0.45%) ZABBIX
11 13 (0.37%) logstash
11 13 (0.37%) Red Hat Satellite
12 10 (0.28%) Graylog
12 10 (0.28%) Opsgenie
13 8 (0.23%) Galera Cluster
13 8 (0.23%) ITRS Geneos
14 5 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.14%) Cisco Prime
15 4 (0.11%) FortiGate
16 3 (0.085%) Kibana
Vendors
1 229 (6.45%) Zend
2 200 (5.64%) Microsoft
3 173 (4.87%) Google
4 62 (1.75%) Adobe
5 49 (1.38%) New Relic
6 48 (1.35%) SaltStack
7 46 (1.30%) Oracle
8 43 (1.21%) VMware
9 42 (1.18%) WooCommerce
10 32 (0.90%) Red Hat
11 28 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
12 23 (0.65%) Facebook
13 20 (0.56%) Cisco
14 18 (0.51%) SAP
15 15 (0.42%) Twitter
16 14 (0.39%) Atlassian
16 14 (0.39%) Intel
17 11 (0.31%) Juniper
18 10 (0.28%) Apple
18 10 (0.28%) DoubleClick