Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 59 64 60
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 -5
Permanent jobs citing PHP 3,284 6,124 8,222
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.39% 4.20% 4.67%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.86% 7.80% 8.35%
Number of salaries quoted 3,115 5,761 7,580
Median annual salary £45,000 £44,632 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.82% +5.02% +6.25%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,700 £71,250 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.87%

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 41,763 78,491 98,440
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.78% 53.78% 55.93%
Number of salaries quoted 34,360 64,312 81,790
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 £30,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +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 15 July 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 15 July 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 +4 3,068 £45,000 - 514
UK excluding London +10 2,238 £42,500 +6.25% 473
London -7 967 £60,000 +9.09% 77
North of England +14 672 £42,500 +6.25% 157
South East +14 651 £45,000 +5.88% 74
South West +14 357 £40,000 - 81
North West -1 330 £42,500 +6.25% 77
Work from Home -8 306 £45,000 - 96
Yorkshire +38 271 £40,000 - 67
Midlands -20 216 £40,000 +6.67% 83
East of England +19 194 £40,000 -11.11% 38
West Midlands -16 129 £40,000 +6.67% 48
Scotland +22 91 £38,500 +10.00% 18
East Midlands -5 86 £40,000 +14.29% 35
North East +25 71 £42,500 +6.25% 13
Wales -18 54 £36,000 -1.37% 20
Northern Ireland +2 3 - - 2

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 1,999 (60.87%) JavaScript
2 1,510 (45.98%) HTML
3 1,445 (44.00%) MySQL
4 1,418 (43.18%) CSS
5 969 (29.51%) Laravel
6 959 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
7 881 (26.83%) Git (software)
8 811 (24.70%) Linux
9 695 (21.16%) Web Development
10 653 (19.88%) MVC
11 601 (18.30%) Python
12 562 (17.11%) jQuery
13 560 (17.05%) AWS
14 550 (16.75%) Docker
15 548 (16.69%) Java
16 547 (16.66%) SQL
17 539 (16.41%) Symfony
18 520 (15.83%) OOP
19 510 (15.53%) Node.js
20 508 (15.47%) OO
21 471 (14.34%) React
22 454 (13.82%) AngularJS
23 432 (13.15%) LAMP
24 430 (13.09%) HTML5
25 399 (12.15%) Software Engineering
26 394 (12.00%) Vue.js
27 393 (11.97%) E-Commerce
28 384 (11.69%) DevOps
29 373 (11.36%) TDD
30 370 (11.27%) User Experience

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
1 287 (8.74%) WordPress
2 250 (7.61%) Apache
3 246 (7.49%) CMS
4 133 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
5 95 (2.89%) nginx
6 83 (2.53%) Drupal
7 52 (1.58%) Confluence
8 41 (1.25%) Tomcat
9 30 (0.91%) Joomla!
10 25 (0.76%) Moodle
11 19 (0.58%) Apache Spark
12 15 (0.46%) Apache Solr
13 14 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 14 (0.43%) OpenStack
14 12 (0.37%) IIS
15 11 (0.33%) Jadu
16 10 (0.30%) ExpressionEngine
17 9 (0.27%) Umbraco
18 8 (0.24%) SilverStripe
18 8 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 49 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 34 (1.04%) Photoshop
3 27 (0.82%) Sketch
4 21 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
5 17 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
6 12 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 7 (0.21%) Adobe XD
8 3 (0.091%) InVision
9 2 (0.061%) Chatbot
9 2 (0.061%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.061%) Inkscape
9 2 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.030%) Figma
10 1 (0.030%) Marvel
10 1 (0.030%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 276 (8.40%) Magento
2 45 (1.37%) Payment Gateway
3 44 (1.34%) Shopify
4 17 (0.52%) NetSuite
5 14 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
6 11 (0.33%) OpenCart
7 8 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.18%) Eloqua
9 5 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
10 4 (0.12%) assyst
10 4 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (0.12%) WebTrends
11 2 (0.061%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.061%) Oracle CRM On Demand
12 1 (0.030%) BigMachines
12 1 (0.030%) Eikon
12 1 (0.030%) JDE OneWorld
12 1 (0.030%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
12 1 (0.030%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 560 (17.05%) AWS
2 225 (6.85%) SaaS
3 222 (6.76%) Azure
4 117 (3.56%) GitHub
5 104 (3.17%) GCP
6 75 (2.28%) Serverless
7 65 (1.98%) npm
8 61 (1.86%) AWS Lambda
9 51 (1.55%) PaaS
10 42 (1.28%) Amazon SQS
11 41 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
12 38 (1.16%) IaaS
13 35 (1.07%) Amazon S3
13 35 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
14 30 (0.91%) Google Analytics
15 27 (0.82%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 16 (0.49%) Yarn
17 15 (0.46%) OpenShift
18 12 (0.37%) Office 365
19 10 (0.30%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (2.28%) Internet
2 54 (1.64%) Firewall
3 53 (1.61%) HTTP
4 51 (1.55%) DNS
5 42 (1.28%) TCP/IP
6 33 (1.00%) Network Security
7 24 (0.73%) Intranet
8 22 (0.67%) VPN
9 15 (0.46%) Wireless
10 14 (0.43%) SSL
10 14 (0.43%) VoIP
11 13 (0.40%) Skype
11 13 (0.40%) SSH
12 12 (0.37%) SMTP
13 11 (0.33%) LAN
13 11 (0.33%) WAN
14 10 (0.30%) Bluetooth
14 10 (0.30%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (0.27%) tcpdump
16 8 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,445 (44.00%) MySQL
2 235 (7.16%) SQL Server
3 175 (5.33%) NoSQL
4 171 (5.21%) MongoDB
5 155 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
6 154 (4.69%) Relational Database
7 151 (4.60%) Redis
8 79 (2.41%) MariaDB
9 76 (2.31%) Big Data
10 53 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
11 33 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 31 (0.94%) RDBMS
13 23 (0.70%) Hadoop
13 23 (0.70%) MS Access
14 14 (0.43%) CouchDB
15 13 (0.40%) Neo4j
16 11 (0.33%) BigQuery
17 10 (0.30%) Amazon Aurora
17 10 (0.30%) Apache Hive
17 10 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 881 (26.83%) Git (software)
2 187 (5.69%) Jenkins
3 156 (4.75%) JIRA
4 150 (4.57%) PHPUnit
5 138 (4.20%) webpack
6 100 (3.05%) Subversion
7 90 (2.74%) Bitbucket
8 84 (2.56%) Selenium
9 79 (2.41%) gulp
10 53 (1.61%) Grunt
11 47 (1.43%) Vagrant
12 46 (1.40%) GitLab
13 34 (1.04%) Visual Studio
14 32 (0.97%) Cucumber
15 29 (0.88%) Xcode
16 27 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 26 (0.79%) Mercurial
18 23 (0.70%) PhpStorm
19 22 (0.67%) Appium
19 22 (0.67%) Maven
General
1 289 (8.80%) Finance
2 260 (7.92%) Marketing
3 239 (7.28%) Retail
4 109 (3.32%) Games
5 52 (1.58%) Telecoms
6 39 (1.19%) Legal
7 33 (1.00%) Public Sector
8 32 (0.97%) Back Office
9 29 (0.88%) Advertising
9 29 (0.88%) Banking
10 27 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 25 (0.76%) Automotive
12 24 (0.73%) Law
13 18 (0.55%) Electronics
14 12 (0.37%) Digital Economy
14 12 (0.37%) Publishing
15 11 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.27%) Aerospace
16 9 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 2,492 (75.88%) Developer
2 1,426 (43.42%) PHP Developer
3 442 (13.46%) Senior Developer
4 321 (9.77%) Full Stack Developer
5 277 (8.43%) Senior PHP Developer
6 275 (8.37%) Web Developer
7 205 (6.24%) Software Developer
8 166 (5.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 158 (4.81%) Software Engineer
10 154 (4.69%) JavaScript Developer
11 128 (3.90%) Magento Developer
11 128 (3.90%) PHP Web Developer
12 117 (3.56%) Junior
13 105 (3.20%) Backend Developer
13 105 (3.20%) Lead Developer
13 105 (3.20%) PHP Laravel Developer
14 104 (3.17%) Junior Developer
15 88 (2.68%) DevOps Engineer
16 74 (2.25%) React Developer
17 69 (2.10%) LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,510 (45.98%) HTML
2 1,418 (43.18%) CSS
3 969 (29.51%) Laravel
4 562 (17.11%) jQuery
5 539 (16.41%) Symfony
6 510 (15.53%) Node.js
7 471 (14.34%) React
8 454 (13.82%) AngularJS
9 432 (13.15%) LAMP
10 430 (13.09%) HTML5
11 394 (12.00%) Vue.js
12 355 (10.81%) REST
13 300 (9.14%) Sass
14 293 (8.92%) CSS3
15 281 (8.56%) Web Services
16 270 (8.22%) .NET
17 259 (7.89%) RESTful
18 196 (5.97%) SOAP
19 176 (5.36%) XML
20 166 (5.05%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 370 (11.27%) User Experience
2 300 (9.14%) Mobile App
3 178 (5.42%) Greenfield Project
4 141 (4.29%) Self-Motivation
5 127 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
6 83 (2.53%) Linux Command Line
7 57 (1.74%) Algorithms
8 45 (1.37%) Data Centre
8 45 (1.37%) Data Structures
9 26 (0.79%) Management Information System
9 26 (0.79%) Replication
10 24 (0.73%) NHS
11 23 (0.70%) e-Learning
12 19 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (0.58%) W3C
13 16 (0.49%) Augmented Reality
14 15 (0.46%) Client/Server
14 15 (0.46%) Public Cloud
14 15 (0.46%) Virtual Team
15 14 (0.43%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 811 (24.70%) Linux
2 186 (5.66%) Android
3 157 (4.78%) Apple iOS
4 110 (3.35%) Windows
5 89 (2.71%) Unix
6 85 (2.59%) CentOS
7 72 (2.19%) Ubuntu
8 36 (1.10%) Windows Server
9 24 (0.73%) Debian
10 23 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (0.46%) Mac OS
11 15 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (0.37%) FreeBSD
13 11 (0.33%) FreeNAS
14 9 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
15 8 (0.24%) Mac OS X
16 6 (0.18%) Amazon Linux
16 6 (0.18%) Solaris
17 2 (0.061%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 959 (29.20%) Agile Software Development
2 695 (21.16%) Web Development
3 653 (19.88%) MVC
4 520 (15.83%) OOP
5 508 (15.47%) OO
6 399 (12.15%) Software Engineering
7 393 (11.97%) E-Commerce
8 384 (11.69%) DevOps
9 373 (11.36%) TDD
10 331 (10.08%) Problem-Solving
11 283 (8.62%) Front End Development
12 264 (8.04%) Test Automation
13 242 (7.37%) OO PHP
14 226 (6.88%) Microservices
15 214 (6.52%) Computer Science
16 205 (6.24%) Scrum
17 200 (6.09%) Mentoring
18 193 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
19 174 (5.30%) Unit Testing
20 157 (4.78%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1,999 (60.87%) JavaScript
2 601 (18.30%) Python
3 548 (16.69%) Java
4 547 (16.66%) SQL
5 286 (8.71%) C#
6 185 (5.63%) PHP 7
7 175 (5.33%) Ruby
8 143 (4.35%) Bash Shell
9 134 (4.08%) Go
10 116 (3.53%) C++
11 115 (3.50%) ES6
12 114 (3.47%) Perl
13 109 (3.32%) C
14 85 (2.59%) TypeScript
15 73 (2.22%) Objective-C
16 66 (2.01%) PHP 5
16 66 (2.01%) Scala
17 63 (1.92%) PowerShell
18 58 (1.77%) Apple Swift
19 47 (1.43%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 260 (7.92%) Degree
2 144 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (0.58%) Security Cleared
4 13 (0.40%) DV Cleared
5 10 (0.30%) Analytics IQ
5 10 (0.30%) ISTQB
5 10 (0.30%) RHCE
6 8 (0.24%) SC Cleared
7 7 (0.21%) CCNP
7 7 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
8 5 (0.15%) AWS Certification
8 5 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.12%) CREST Certified
9 4 (0.12%) DBS Check
9 4 (0.12%) HND
9 4 (0.12%) ISEB
9 4 (0.12%) PhD
10 3 (0.091%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 149 (4.54%) QA
2 19 (0.58%) GDPR
2 19 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.40%) SLA
5 9 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.24%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.15%) SEPA
8 4 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.091%) PMO
10 2 (0.061%) WCAG
11 1 (0.030%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.030%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.030%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 550 (16.75%) Docker
2 45 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.43%) vSphere
4 13 (0.40%) KVM
5 10 (0.30%) Active Directory
5 10 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (0.24%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.21%) Firmware
8 7 (0.21%) Varnish
8 7 (0.21%) vCloud
8 7 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.12%) LXC
9 4 (0.12%) NFS
10 3 (0.091%) iptables
10 3 (0.091%) Samba
11 2 (0.061%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.061%) Squid
12 1 (0.030%) Postfix
12 1 (0.030%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 205 (6.24%) Kubernetes
2 116 (3.53%) Ansible
3 77 (2.34%) Terraform
4 44 (1.34%) Puppet
5 38 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (0.67%) Kibana
7 18 (0.55%) Nagios
8 16 (0.49%) cPanel
8 16 (0.49%) Icinga
9 15 (0.46%) logstash
9 15 (0.46%) ZABBIX
10 13 (0.40%) Netcool
10 13 (0.40%) Opsview
11 12 (0.37%) Proxmox
12 11 (0.33%) Grafana
13 10 (0.30%) Rundeck
14 8 (0.24%) Fluentd
15 7 (0.21%) Docker Swarm
16 6 (0.18%) HP ALM
17 5 (0.15%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 277 (8.43%) Zend
2 134 (4.08%) Microsoft
3 132 (4.02%) Google
4 101 (3.08%) Oracle
5 65 (1.98%) Adobe
6 58 (1.77%) Red Hat
7 54 (1.64%) VMware
8 41 (1.25%) Atlassian
9 31 (0.94%) Percona
10 20 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
11 18 (0.55%) SaltStack
12 16 (0.49%) Cisco
12 16 (0.49%) HubSpot
12 16 (0.49%) WooCommerce
13 15 (0.46%) AppDynamics
14 14 (0.43%) New Relic
14 14 (0.43%) Sony
15 13 (0.40%) Dynatrace
15 13 (0.40%) SevOne
15 13 (0.40%) TOWER Software