Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 68 63 56
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7 -4
Permanent jobs citing PHP 5,705 7,345 8,926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.07% 4.44% 5.08%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.63% 7.98% 9.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5,028 6,374 7,950
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £65,000
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 74,772 91,990 97,221
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.41% 55.64% 55.34%
Number of salaries quoted 61,121 76,470 79,828
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -4 5,369 £45,000 +5.88% 1,425
UK excluding London 0 3,987 £40,000 - 1,194
London -16 1,624 £55,000 - 313
South East +3 1,281 £44,000 +6.34% 201
North of England -7 1,087 £40,000 - 444
North West -1 662 £40,000 - 262
South West -8 547 £40,000 - 166
Midlands +4 536 £37,000 +5.71% 199
Yorkshire -30 362 £40,000 +11.11% 141
West Midlands -3 350 £37,500 +7.14% 91
East of England +19 287 £42,250 +12.67% 102
East Midlands +24 186 £35,000 - 107
Scotland 0 136 £35,000 -30.00% 39
Wales +4 96 £37,500 -5.06% 38
North East -5 63 £42,500 +25.93% 41
Northern Ireland +10 21 £37,500 -11.76% 5

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 3,440 (60.30%) JavaScript
2 2,640 (46.28%) HTML
3 2,499 (43.80%) CSS
4 2,476 (43.40%) MySQL
5 1,923 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
6 1,479 (25.92%) Laravel
7 1,379 (24.17%) Git (software)
8 1,339 (23.47%) Linux
9 1,315 (23.05%) Web Development
10 1,251 (21.93%) MVC
11 1,168 (20.47%) Python
12 1,111 (19.47%) jQuery
13 971 (17.02%) Java
14 929 (16.28%) SQL
15 920 (16.13%) AngularJS
16 911 (15.97%) Node.js
17 895 (15.69%) OO
18 837 (14.67%) Symfony
19 828 (14.51%) AWS
20 803 (14.08%) OOP
21 801 (14.04%) Docker
22 720 (12.62%) React
23 686 (12.02%) Software Engineering
24 679 (11.90%) HTML5
25 671 (11.76%) DevOps
26 669 (11.73%) LAMP
27 668 (11.71%) WordPress
28 655 (11.48%) C#
29 631 (11.06%) TDD
30 591 (10.36%) .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
1 668 (11.71%) WordPress
2 375 (6.57%) CMS
3 357 (6.26%) Apache
4 316 (5.54%) Drupal
5 195 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
6 170 (2.98%) nginx
7 102 (1.79%) Confluence
8 78 (1.37%) SharePoint
9 75 (1.31%) Joomla!
10 47 (0.82%) Apache Solr
11 32 (0.56%) IIS
12 31 (0.54%) Tomcat
13 28 (0.49%) ColdFusion
13 28 (0.49%) Umbraco
14 20 (0.35%) Apache Spark
14 20 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
15 15 (0.26%) Moodle
16 14 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
17 12 (0.21%) OpenStack
18 11 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 112 (1.96%) Photoshop
2 68 (1.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 53 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
4 32 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
5 26 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 24 (0.42%) Sketch
7 11 (0.19%) InDesign
8 7 (0.12%) GIMP
8 7 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 5 (0.088%) Chatbot
10 4 (0.070%) Adobe XD
11 3 (0.053%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.053%) Adobe After Effects
11 3 (0.053%) HipChat
11 3 (0.053%) Microsoft Project
12 2 (0.035%) InVision
13 1 (0.018%) Marvel
13 1 (0.018%) MS Visio
13 1 (0.018%) SPSS
13 1 (0.018%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 377 (6.61%) Magento
2 87 (1.52%) Payment Gateway
3 52 (0.91%) Shopify
4 27 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
5 12 (0.21%) JDE OneWorld
6 11 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 10 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
7 10 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
7 10 (0.18%) OpenCart
7 10 (0.18%) R3 Corda
7 10 (0.18%) Summit
8 9 (0.16%) SAP ERP
8 9 (0.16%) SAP Hybris
8 9 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 7 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 5 (0.088%) Oracle Applications
11 4 (0.070%) CiviCRM
12 3 (0.053%) Adobe Campaign
12 3 (0.053%) osCommerce
12 3 (0.053%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 828 (14.51%) AWS
2 363 (6.36%) Azure
3 326 (5.71%) SaaS
4 261 (4.57%) GitHub
5 184 (3.23%) Serverless
6 183 (3.21%) GCP
7 105 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
8 94 (1.65%) Office 365
9 87 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
10 85 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
11 80 (1.40%) npm
12 73 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
13 68 (1.19%) Amazon S3
14 51 (0.89%) Google Analytics
15 46 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 44 (0.77%) Power Platform
17 43 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
17 43 (0.75%) Azure Stack
17 43 (0.75%) OneDrive
17 43 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 139 (2.44%) Internet
2 121 (2.12%) DNS
3 104 (1.82%) TCP/IP
4 83 (1.45%) HTTP
5 79 (1.38%) Firewall
6 66 (1.16%) DHCP
7 61 (1.07%) Skype
8 44 (0.77%) NetScaler
9 43 (0.75%) SSL
10 33 (0.58%) Broadband
11 31 (0.54%) Network Security
12 29 (0.51%) SSH
13 28 (0.49%) Extranet
14 24 (0.42%) Intranet
14 24 (0.42%) VPN
15 20 (0.35%) FTP
16 18 (0.32%) Asterisk PBX
17 15 (0.26%) SMTP
18 14 (0.25%) VRRP
18 14 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,476 (43.40%) MySQL
2 466 (8.17%) SQL Server
3 263 (4.61%) MongoDB
4 249 (4.36%) NoSQL
5 245 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
6 214 (3.75%) Relational Database
7 204 (3.58%) Redis
8 115 (2.02%) MariaDB
9 100 (1.75%) Big Data
10 61 (1.07%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 46 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
12 43 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 42 (0.74%) Amazon Aurora
13 42 (0.74%) Power BI
14 40 (0.70%) RDBMS
15 32 (0.56%) Hadoop
16 29 (0.51%) GIS
16 29 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 28 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
17 28 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,379 (24.17%) Git (software)
2 369 (6.47%) JIRA
3 310 (5.43%) Jenkins
4 232 (4.07%) Subversion
5 158 (2.77%) PHPUnit
6 131 (2.30%) Selenium
7 124 (2.17%) webpack
8 108 (1.89%) Bitbucket
9 93 (1.63%) gulp
10 88 (1.54%) Visual Studio
11 78 (1.37%) Vagrant
12 62 (1.09%) Grunt
13 60 (1.05%) Cucumber
14 56 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 54 (0.95%) GitLab
16 53 (0.93%) Gatling
17 48 (0.84%) Maven
18 44 (0.77%) TestRail
19 40 (0.70%) SoapUI
19 40 (0.70%) Zephyr
General
1 470 (8.24%) Finance
2 424 (7.43%) Marketing
3 316 (5.54%) Retail
4 201 (3.52%) Games
5 123 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 110 (1.93%) Telecoms
7 96 (1.68%) Law
7 96 (1.68%) Public Sector
8 87 (1.52%) Advertising
9 71 (1.24%) Banking
10 55 (0.96%) Electronics
11 48 (0.84%) Publishing
12 46 (0.81%) Automotive
13 26 (0.46%) Aerospace
13 26 (0.46%) Front Office
14 24 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 21 (0.37%) Legal
16 19 (0.33%) Back Office
17 11 (0.19%) Billing
17 11 (0.19%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 4,308 (75.51%) Developer
2 2,455 (43.03%) PHP Developer
3 731 (12.81%) Senior Developer
4 535 (9.38%) Web Developer
5 449 (7.87%) Full Stack Developer
6 407 (7.13%) Software Developer
7 378 (6.63%) Senior PHP Developer
8 305 (5.35%) Software Engineer
9 263 (4.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 252 (4.42%) Junior
11 226 (3.96%) Junior Developer
12 204 (3.58%) JavaScript Developer
13 197 (3.45%) PHP Web Developer
14 182 (3.19%) Lead Developer
15 173 (3.03%) Backend Developer
16 159 (2.79%) Graduate
17 131 (2.30%) DevOps Engineer
17 131 (2.30%) Graduate Developer
18 130 (2.28%) Drupal Developer
19 129 (2.26%) PHP Laravel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,640 (46.28%) HTML
2 2,499 (43.80%) CSS
3 1,479 (25.92%) Laravel
4 1,111 (19.47%) jQuery
5 920 (16.13%) AngularJS
6 911 (15.97%) Node.js
7 837 (14.67%) Symfony
8 720 (12.62%) React
9 679 (11.90%) HTML5
10 669 (11.73%) LAMP
11 591 (10.36%) .NET
12 456 (7.99%) Vue.js
13 447 (7.84%) Web Services
14 439 (7.70%) CSS3
15 413 (7.24%) Sass
16 404 (7.08%) REST
17 368 (6.45%) XML
18 360 (6.31%) RESTful
19 321 (5.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 320 (5.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 375 (6.57%) User Experience
2 363 (6.36%) Mobile App
3 285 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
4 153 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
5 143 (2.51%) Analytical Skills
6 113 (1.98%) Linux Command Line
7 79 (1.38%) Algorithms
8 61 (1.07%) Data Structures
9 60 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
10 54 (0.95%) Management Information System
11 53 (0.93%) Social Media
12 43 (0.75%) Replication
13 41 (0.72%) Public Cloud
14 34 (0.60%) Life Science
15 30 (0.53%) Data Centre
16 28 (0.49%) e-Learning
16 28 (0.49%) EPoS
16 28 (0.49%) Online Games
17 27 (0.47%) Blog
18 25 (0.44%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 1,339 (23.47%) Linux
2 267 (4.68%) Unix
3 259 (4.54%) Windows
4 176 (3.09%) Android
5 172 (3.01%) Apple iOS
6 115 (2.02%) CentOS
7 91 (1.60%) Ubuntu
8 78 (1.37%) Mac OS
9 75 (1.31%) Debian
10 38 (0.67%) Windows Server
11 35 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (0.23%) Windows 10
13 11 (0.19%) Solaris
14 10 (0.18%) AIX
14 10 (0.18%) FreeBSD
15 8 (0.14%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
17 5 (0.088%) VMS
18 4 (0.070%) Fedora
18 4 (0.070%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,923 (33.71%) Agile Software Development
2 1,315 (23.05%) Web Development
3 1,251 (21.93%) MVC
4 895 (15.69%) OO
5 803 (14.08%) OOP
6 686 (12.02%) Software Engineering
7 671 (11.76%) DevOps
8 631 (11.06%) TDD
9 564 (9.89%) E-Commerce
10 508 (8.90%) Scrum
11 460 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
12 459 (8.05%) Test Automation
13 458 (8.03%) Front End Development
14 427 (7.48%) Computer Science
15 398 (6.98%) OO PHP
16 379 (6.64%) Mentoring
17 356 (6.24%) Microservices
18 348 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
19 333 (5.84%) Open Source
19 333 (5.84%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3,440 (60.30%) JavaScript
2 1,168 (20.47%) Python
3 971 (17.02%) Java
4 929 (16.28%) SQL
5 655 (11.48%) C#
6 419 (7.34%) Ruby
7 218 (3.82%) PHP 7
8 211 (3.70%) C++
9 205 (3.59%) Bash Shell
10 179 (3.14%) ES6
11 168 (2.94%) TypeScript
12 163 (2.86%) Perl
13 153 (2.68%) PHP 5
14 152 (2.66%) Go
15 134 (2.35%) C
16 128 (2.24%) PowerShell
17 106 (1.86%) Scala
18 74 (1.30%) T-SQL
19 66 (1.16%) Objective-C
20 62 (1.09%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 517 (9.06%) Degree
2 197 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 50 (0.88%) Security Cleared
4 46 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (0.77%) CCNA
6 32 (0.56%) RHCE
7 29 (0.51%) DV Cleared
7 29 (0.51%) MCP
8 28 (0.49%) CCA
9 25 (0.44%) PhD
10 23 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
11 15 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (0.25%) CCNP
12 14 (0.25%) PMI Certification
13 13 (0.23%) ISTQB
14 11 (0.19%) SC Cleared
15 10 (0.18%) HND
15 10 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.16%) AWS Certification
16 9 (0.16%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (4.07%) QA
2 43 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 32 (0.56%) SLA
4 28 (0.49%) GDPR
5 19 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 12 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.14%) PMO
9 6 (0.11%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.053%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.053%) WCAG
11 2 (0.035%) FedRAMP
12 1 (0.018%) HL7
12 1 (0.018%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.018%) NCSC
12 1 (0.018%) WAI
System Software
1 801 (14.04%) Docker
2 93 (1.63%) Active Directory
3 83 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (0.91%) Hyper-V
5 43 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 43 (0.75%) XenApp
6 40 (0.70%) XenDesktop
7 35 (0.61%) Varnish
8 21 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (0.21%) vSphere
10 11 (0.19%) iptables
11 7 (0.12%) LXC
12 6 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.070%) KVM
13 4 (0.070%) oVirt
13 4 (0.070%) RHEV
14 3 (0.053%) Postfix
15 2 (0.035%) qmail
15 2 (0.035%) Sendmail
15 2 (0.035%) Xen
Systems Management
1 305 (5.35%) Kubernetes
2 227 (3.98%) Ansible
3 162 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
4 161 (2.82%) Terraform
5 117 (2.05%) Puppet
6 49 (0.86%) SCCM
7 47 (0.82%) SCOM
8 45 (0.79%) Nagios
9 43 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 43 (0.75%) SCOrch
10 30 (0.53%) HAProxy
11 18 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
11 18 (0.32%) Kibana
12 17 (0.30%) logstash
12 17 (0.30%) yum
13 14 (0.25%) Prometheus
14 12 (0.21%) cPanel
14 12 (0.21%) Salt
14 12 (0.21%) ZABBIX
15 11 (0.19%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 429 (7.52%) Zend
2 268 (4.70%) Google
3 203 (3.56%) Oracle
4 199 (3.49%) Microsoft
5 96 (1.68%) Adobe
5 96 (1.68%) VMware
6 81 (1.42%) Atlassian
7 69 (1.21%) SAP
8 64 (1.12%) Cisco
9 59 (1.03%) Splunk
10 55 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
11 49 (0.86%) Red Hat
12 43 (0.75%) Apple
13 42 (0.74%) Citrix
14 41 (0.72%) WooCommerce
15 28 (0.49%) Sitecore
15 28 (0.49%) Twitter
16 25 (0.44%) hybris
16 25 (0.44%) Sage
17 24 (0.42%) Facebook