Period
to 9 April 2020

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 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 63 65 47
Rank change year-on-year +2 -18 +2
Permanent jobs citing PHP 4,976 6,267 9,476
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.32% 4.21% 5.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.93% 7.70% 9.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4,689 5,767 8,629
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £27,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.04%

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 62,759 81,394 99,149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.50% 54.62% 55.95%
Number of salaries quoted 51,758 66,918 83,427
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,857
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.61% +4.09%

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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 2020. 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 +1 4,602 £45,000 - 735
UK excluding London +16 3,473 £40,000 - 613
London -13 1,384 £60,000 +9.09% 176
South East +23 1,023 £45,000 +5.88% 104
North of England +8 983 £40,500 +1.25% 240
South West +8 567 £40,000 +6.67% 81
North West +3 505 £41,000 +2.50% 120
Work from Home 0 429 £45,000 - 67
Midlands +1 354 £38,500 +10.00% 84
Yorkshire +14 339 £40,000 +2.56% 93
East of England +16 283 £40,000 -11.11% 50
West Midlands +5 218 £40,000 +11.11% 50
Scotland -10 151 £42,500 +18.06% 17
North East +63 139 £45,000 +38.46% 27
East Midlands +7 136 £37,500 +10.29% 34
Wales -14 112 £37,500 - 34
Northern Ireland -2 7 £40,000 +6.67% 3

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, 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 2,989 (60.07%) JavaScript
2 2,201 (44.23%) HTML
3 2,089 (41.98%) MySQL
4 2,067 (41.54%) CSS
5 1,591 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
6 1,446 (29.06%) Laravel
7 1,290 (25.92%) Git (software)
8 1,161 (23.33%) Linux
9 1,017 (20.44%) Web Development
10 959 (19.27%) Python
11 909 (18.27%) SQL
12 888 (17.85%) MVC
13 870 (17.48%) jQuery
14 857 (17.22%) Java
15 843 (16.94%) AWS
16 811 (16.30%) OO
17 802 (16.12%) Symfony
18 801 (16.10%) Docker
19 738 (14.83%) React
20 724 (14.55%) OOP
21 711 (14.29%) Node.js
22 659 (13.24%) AngularJS
23 652 (13.10%) Software Engineering
24 648 (13.02%) HTML5
25 599 (12.04%) TDD
26 581 (11.68%) LAMP
27 578 (11.62%) Vue.js
28 577 (11.60%) DevOps
29 559 (11.23%) E-Commerce
30 523 (10.51%) 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
1 420 (8.44%) WordPress
2 351 (7.05%) CMS
3 278 (5.59%) Apache
4 200 (4.02%) Elasticsearch
5 156 (3.14%) Drupal
6 107 (2.15%) nginx
7 63 (1.27%) Confluence
8 46 (0.92%) Tomcat
9 40 (0.80%) Apache Spark
10 32 (0.64%) SharePoint
11 24 (0.48%) Joomla!
12 21 (0.42%) Apache Solr
13 17 (0.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 15 (0.30%) IIS
15 12 (0.24%) ColdFusion
15 12 (0.24%) ExpressionEngine
15 12 (0.24%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.20%) Umbraco
17 8 (0.16%) SilverStripe
18 7 (0.14%) MODX
Applications
1 82 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 54 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
3 44 (0.88%) Photoshop
4 32 (0.64%) Sketch
5 25 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 16 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 15 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 15 (0.30%) Chatbot
8 14 (0.28%) Adobe XD
9 12 (0.24%) InVision
10 7 (0.14%) Marvel
10 7 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.020%) CPLEX
11 1 (0.020%) Figma
11 1 (0.020%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.020%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 400 (8.04%) Magento
2 71 (1.43%) Shopify
3 46 (0.92%) Payment Gateway
4 19 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
5 15 (0.30%) OpenCart
6 12 (0.24%) NetSuite
7 10 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
8 5 (0.10%) Raiser's Edge
9 4 (0.080%) assyst
9 4 (0.080%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.060%) CiviCRM
10 3 (0.060%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.040%) Distributed Ledger
11 2 (0.040%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.040%) Dynamics NAV
11 2 (0.040%) Oracle CRM On Demand
11 2 (0.040%) R3 Corda
12 1 (0.020%) JDE OneWorld
12 1 (0.020%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 843 (16.94%) AWS
2 403 (8.10%) SaaS
3 313 (6.29%) Azure
4 167 (3.36%) GitHub
5 132 (2.65%) GCP
6 98 (1.97%) Serverless
7 88 (1.77%) npm
8 82 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
9 69 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
9 69 (1.39%) PaaS
10 62 (1.25%) AWS Lambda
10 62 (1.25%) IaaS
11 59 (1.19%) Google Analytics
12 55 (1.11%) Amazon S3
13 43 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
14 28 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
15 27 (0.54%) CloudFront
15 27 (0.54%) Office 365
16 23 (0.46%) Yarn
17 17 (0.34%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 127 (2.55%) Internet
2 93 (1.87%) DNS
3 77 (1.55%) HTTP
4 71 (1.43%) TCP/IP
5 57 (1.15%) Firewall
6 31 (0.62%) Intranet
7 27 (0.54%) Wireless
8 24 (0.48%) Network Security
9 21 (0.42%) SSH
10 20 (0.40%) VPN
11 17 (0.34%) Extranet
11 17 (0.34%) SMTP
12 16 (0.32%) SMS
13 14 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
14 13 (0.26%) Bluetooth
14 13 (0.26%) Software-Defined Networking
15 12 (0.24%) LAN
16 11 (0.22%) DHCP
16 11 (0.22%) PBX
16 11 (0.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,089 (41.98%) MySQL
2 386 (7.76%) SQL Server
3 260 (5.23%) Relational Database
4 240 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
5 223 (4.48%) MongoDB
6 216 (4.34%) NoSQL
7 214 (4.30%) Redis
8 91 (1.83%) MariaDB
9 89 (1.79%) Big Data
10 64 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
11 44 (0.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 40 (0.80%) Hadoop
13 39 (0.78%) RDBMS
14 28 (0.56%) MS Access
15 26 (0.52%) Apache Hive
16 22 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
17 16 (0.32%) CouchDB
18 15 (0.30%) Blockchain
18 15 (0.30%) Power BI
19 14 (0.28%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 1,290 (25.92%) Git (software)
2 243 (4.88%) JIRA
3 233 (4.68%) Jenkins
4 202 (4.06%) PHPUnit
5 155 (3.11%) webpack
6 139 (2.79%) Subversion
7 127 (2.55%) gulp
8 118 (2.37%) Bitbucket
9 113 (2.27%) Selenium
10 73 (1.47%) Grunt
11 72 (1.45%) Visual Studio
12 71 (1.43%) GitLab
13 59 (1.19%) Vagrant
14 58 (1.17%) Maven
15 49 (0.98%) Cucumber
16 38 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 38 (0.76%) JUnit
17 37 (0.74%) Appium
18 35 (0.70%) Gatling
18 35 (0.70%) Mercurial
General
1 453 (9.10%) Marketing
2 434 (8.72%) Finance
3 312 (6.27%) Retail
4 156 (3.14%) Games
5 77 (1.55%) Advertising
6 72 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 59 (1.19%) Automotive
8 54 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 48 (0.96%) Legal
10 47 (0.94%) Banking
11 42 (0.84%) Back Office
12 41 (0.82%) Public Sector
13 39 (0.78%) Electronics
14 30 (0.60%) Front Office
15 29 (0.58%) Law
16 28 (0.56%) Billing
17 17 (0.34%) Publishing
18 13 (0.26%) Police
19 12 (0.24%) Aerospace
19 12 (0.24%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 3,803 (76.43%) Developer
2 2,088 (41.96%) PHP Developer
3 674 (13.55%) Senior Developer
4 544 (10.93%) Full Stack Developer
5 455 (9.14%) Web Developer
6 403 (8.10%) Senior PHP Developer
7 349 (7.01%) Software Developer
8 263 (5.29%) Software Engineer
9 254 (5.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 249 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
11 229 (4.60%) Junior
12 196 (3.94%) Junior Developer
13 170 (3.42%) Magento Developer
14 159 (3.20%) PHP Web Developer
15 143 (2.87%) PHP Laravel Developer
16 124 (2.49%) Backend Developer
16 124 (2.49%) React Developer
17 109 (2.19%) Java Developer
18 106 (2.13%) Lead Developer
19 100 (2.01%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,201 (44.23%) HTML
2 2,067 (41.54%) CSS
3 1,446 (29.06%) Laravel
4 870 (17.48%) jQuery
5 802 (16.12%) Symfony
6 738 (14.83%) React
7 711 (14.29%) Node.js
8 659 (13.24%) AngularJS
9 648 (13.02%) HTML5
10 581 (11.68%) LAMP
11 578 (11.62%) Vue.js
12 485 (9.75%) Sass
13 457 (9.18%) REST
14 445 (8.94%) .NET
15 406 (8.16%) CSS3
16 396 (7.96%) Web Services
17 360 (7.23%) RESTful
18 303 (6.09%) XML
19 264 (5.31%) CodeIgniter
20 259 (5.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 472 (9.49%) User Experience
2 459 (9.22%) Mobile App
3 325 (6.53%) Greenfield Project
4 213 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
5 198 (3.98%) Analytical Skills
6 109 (2.19%) Linux Command Line
7 83 (1.67%) Algorithms
8 71 (1.43%) Data Structures
9 48 (0.96%) Data Centre
10 40 (0.80%) Replication
11 35 (0.70%) Blog
12 34 (0.68%) Management Information System
13 32 (0.64%) Social Media
14 29 (0.58%) Client/Server
15 26 (0.52%) W3C
16 23 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
17 22 (0.44%) Private Cloud
17 22 (0.44%) Virtual Team
18 21 (0.42%) Cloud Native
19 18 (0.36%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,161 (23.33%) Linux
2 243 (4.88%) Android
3 217 (4.36%) Apple iOS
4 175 (3.52%) Windows
5 155 (3.11%) Unix
6 82 (1.65%) Ubuntu
7 76 (1.53%) CentOS
8 34 (0.68%) Windows Server
9 32 (0.64%) Debian
10 27 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (0.44%) VMS
12 18 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (0.22%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (0.20%) Mac OS
14 10 (0.20%) Solaris
15 8 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
16 7 (0.14%) FreeBSD
16 7 (0.14%) Kali Linux
17 6 (0.12%) FreeNAS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,591 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
2 1,017 (20.44%) Web Development
3 888 (17.85%) MVC
4 811 (16.30%) OO
5 724 (14.55%) OOP
6 652 (13.10%) Software Engineering
7 599 (12.04%) TDD
8 577 (11.60%) DevOps
9 559 (11.23%) E-Commerce
10 450 (9.04%) Front End Development
11 428 (8.60%) Test Automation
12 400 (8.04%) Problem-Solving
13 370 (7.44%) Microservices
14 366 (7.36%) OO PHP
15 361 (7.25%) Computer Science
16 355 (7.13%) Scrum
17 311 (6.25%) Mentoring
18 260 (5.23%) Unit Testing
19 240 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
20 222 (4.46%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2,989 (60.07%) JavaScript
2 959 (19.27%) Python
3 909 (18.27%) SQL
4 857 (17.22%) Java
5 523 (10.51%) C#
6 283 (5.69%) Ruby
7 268 (5.39%) PHP 7
8 212 (4.26%) Bash Shell
9 196 (3.94%) C++
10 194 (3.90%) ES6
11 171 (3.44%) Go
12 152 (3.05%) Perl
13 148 (2.97%) TypeScript
14 146 (2.93%) C
15 119 (2.39%) Scala
16 90 (1.81%) Kotlin
16 90 (1.81%) PHP 5
17 83 (1.67%) PowerShell
18 78 (1.57%) Objective-C
19 69 (1.39%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 404 (8.12%) Degree
2 215 (4.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 36 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (0.72%) Security Cleared
4 22 (0.44%) MCSD
5 18 (0.36%) Analytics IQ
6 17 (0.34%) DV Cleared
7 16 (0.32%) AWS Certification
7 16 (0.32%) Numerate Degree
7 16 (0.32%) SC Cleared
8 10 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.20%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.18%) CCNP
9 9 (0.18%) CISSP
9 9 (0.18%) HND
10 8 (0.16%) RHCE
11 7 (0.14%) CEH
11 7 (0.14%) CESG Certified Professional
11 7 (0.14%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.14%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 295 (5.93%) QA
2 24 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 14 (0.28%) SLA
5 11 (0.22%) GDPR
6 8 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.10%) WCAG
9 4 (0.080%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.080%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.060%) SEPA
11 1 (0.020%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.020%) PMO
System Software
1 801 (16.10%) Docker
2 46 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (0.62%) Active Directory
4 17 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (0.30%) Firmware
6 14 (0.28%) Varnish
7 10 (0.20%) Hyper-V
8 8 (0.16%) KVM
9 6 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.12%) XenApp
10 5 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.10%) vSphere
11 4 (0.080%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (0.080%) LXC
11 4 (0.080%) Postfix
11 4 (0.080%) vCloud
11 4 (0.080%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.080%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.060%) Samba
Systems Management
1 240 (4.82%) Kubernetes
2 130 (2.61%) Terraform
3 119 (2.39%) Ansible
4 65 (1.31%) Puppet
5 58 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (0.42%) Kibana
7 20 (0.40%) cPanel
8 18 (0.36%) ZABBIX
9 15 (0.30%) Nagios
10 14 (0.28%) Grafana
11 13 (0.26%) Plesk
12 11 (0.22%) Docker Swarm
12 11 (0.22%) Icinga
13 10 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (0.18%) logstash
15 8 (0.16%) Fluentd
16 7 (0.14%) Nessus
16 7 (0.14%) Nmap
16 7 (0.14%) Proxmox
17 6 (0.12%) SCOM
Vendors
1 385 (7.74%) Zend
2 253 (5.08%) Microsoft
3 196 (3.94%) Google
4 140 (2.81%) Oracle
5 101 (2.03%) Adobe
6 64 (1.29%) Atlassian
7 53 (1.07%) VMware
8 46 (0.92%) Red Hat
9 39 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
10 29 (0.58%) Sitecore
11 27 (0.54%) Percona
12 24 (0.48%) New Relic
13 22 (0.44%) Apple
14 20 (0.40%) SAP
14 20 (0.40%) WooCommerce
15 17 (0.34%) Cisco
16 16 (0.32%) hybris
17 15 (0.30%) SaltStack
18 14 (0.28%) HubSpot
18 14 (0.28%) Rackspace