Period
to 18 October 2017

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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 52 54
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -10
Permanent jobs citing PHP 8799 9915 10675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.04% 5.17% 4.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.11% 9.81% 9.51%
Number of salaries quoted 7792 9010 9449
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +4.48%

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 96623 101053 112280
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.33% 52.72% 51.55%
Number of salaries quoted 79250 87166 95901
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 -5 8361 £40,000 - 986
UK excluding London -1 5982 £37,500 - 667
London -22 2670 £52,500 +5.00% 347
North of England +8 1851 £37,500 +7.14% 260
South East -8 1589 £40,000 - 130
Midlands +6 1132 £32,500 -2.62% 117
North West +1 1053 £38,500 +5.48% 151
West Midlands +3 797 £32,500 - 58
Yorkshire +9 704 £37,500 +7.14% 89
South West +3 704 £37,500 +7.14% 73
East of England -22 411 £36,750 -2.00% 58
East Midlands +21 335 £35,000 -6.67% 57
Scotland -2 208 £35,000 -12.50% 18
North East +28 94 £35,000 +16.67% 20
Wales -28 72 £40,000 +14.29% 8
Northern Ireland -17 19 £21,000 -32.26% 2

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, IT jobs citing PHP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for PHP.

1 5535 (62.90%) JavaScript
2 4829 (54.88%) HTML
3 4605 (52.34%) CSS
4 4044 (45.96%) MySQL
5 2698 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
6 2506 (28.48%) Web Development
7 2354 (26.75%) jQuery
8 2344 (26.64%) Linux
9 2078 (23.62%) Git (software)
10 2023 (22.99%) Java
11 1885 (21.42%) MVC
12 1786 (20.30%) HTML5
13 1689 (19.20%) SQL
14 1682 (19.12%) Laravel
15 1589 (18.06%) AngularJS
16 1522 (17.30%) LAMP
17 1464 (16.64%) OO
18 1459 (16.58%) Python
19 1419 (16.13%) Symfony
20 1176 (13.37%) Node.js
21 1120 (12.73%) E-Commerce
22 1115 (12.67%) Front End Development
23 1089 (12.38%) OOP
24 1085 (12.33%) CSS3
25 1004 (11.41%) WordPress
26 976 (11.09%) TDD
27 942 (10.71%) DevOps
28 923 (10.49%) Finance
29 921 (10.47%) C#
30 917 (10.42%) .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 1004 (11.41%) WordPress
2 907 (10.31%) Apache
3 839 (9.54%) CMS
4 638 (7.25%) Drupal
5 319 (3.63%) nginx
6 222 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
7 178 (2.02%) IIS
8 161 (1.83%) Apache Solr
9 144 (1.64%) Tomcat
10 125 (1.42%) SharePoint
11 116 (1.32%) Confluence
12 112 (1.27%) Joomla!
13 78 (0.89%) WebSphere
14 70 (0.80%) JBoss
15 65 (0.74%) WebLogic
16 60 (0.68%) OpenStack
17 49 (0.56%) Apache Spark
18 31 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
19 28 (0.32%) Umbraco
20 27 (0.31%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 289 (3.28%) Photoshop
2 178 (2.02%) Adobe Illustrator
3 96 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 87 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
5 68 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
6 39 (0.44%) FileZilla
7 16 (0.18%) InDesign
8 15 (0.17%) SPSS
9 11 (0.13%) Moqups
10 8 (0.091%) HipChat
10 8 (0.091%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 7 (0.080%) GIMP
12 5 (0.057%) FrameMaker
13 4 (0.045%) Maple
14 3 (0.034%) MS Visio
15 2 (0.023%) Adobe After Effects
15 2 (0.023%) Adobe Premiere
15 2 (0.023%) Spreadsheet
16 1 (0.011%) Fireworks
16 1 (0.011%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 646 (7.34%) Magento
2 65 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 55 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
4 32 (0.36%) Shopify
5 24 (0.27%) OpenCart
6 20 (0.23%) WebTrends
7 17 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
8 14 (0.16%) NetSuite
9 13 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 12 (0.14%) Exstream
10 12 (0.14%) Revive Adserver
10 12 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 8 (0.091%) iTrent
11 8 (0.091%) ResourceLink
12 6 (0.068%) Visualfiles
13 5 (0.057%) Adobe Campaign
13 5 (0.057%) Eloqua
13 5 (0.057%) Odoo
13 5 (0.057%) Zen Cart
14 4 (0.045%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 915 (10.40%) Amazon AWS
2 386 (4.39%) GitHub
3 340 (3.86%) SaaS
4 283 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 144 (1.64%) PaaS
6 135 (1.53%) IaaS
7 113 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
7 113 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 101 (1.15%) npm
9 90 (1.02%) Amazon S3
9 90 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
10 87 (0.99%) Google Analytics
11 66 (0.75%) Office 365
12 53 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
13 48 (0.55%) Serverless
14 47 (0.53%) AWS Lambda
15 42 (0.48%) Slack
16 35 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 33 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
18 30 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 270 (3.07%) Internet
2 215 (2.44%) HTTP
3 198 (2.25%) DNS
4 132 (1.50%) Firewall
5 128 (1.45%) TCP/IP
6 106 (1.20%) FTP
7 98 (1.11%) SMTP
8 91 (1.03%) SSL
9 78 (0.89%) Intranet
10 49 (0.56%) SSH
11 46 (0.52%) DHCP
12 43 (0.49%) VPN
13 34 (0.39%) Network Security
14 31 (0.35%) SAN
15 28 (0.32%) SMS
16 26 (0.30%) SNMP
17 24 (0.27%) VLAN
17 24 (0.27%) VoIP
18 22 (0.25%) Junos
18 22 (0.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4044 (45.96%) MySQL
2 660 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 524 (5.96%) NoSQL
4 423 (4.81%) MongoDB
5 371 (4.22%) Relational Database
6 330 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
7 249 (2.83%) Redis
8 149 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
9 145 (1.65%) Big Data
10 131 (1.49%) MariaDB
11 98 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 87 (0.99%) Hadoop
13 82 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 74 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
15 65 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 60 (0.68%) RDBMS
17 42 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
18 40 (0.45%) MS Access
19 30 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
20 29 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2078 (23.62%) Git (software)
2 558 (6.34%) Jenkins
3 495 (5.63%) Subversion
4 474 (5.39%) JIRA
5 374 (4.25%) PHPUnit
6 363 (4.13%) gulp
7 257 (2.92%) Grunt
8 251 (2.85%) Selenium
9 234 (2.66%) Vagrant
10 144 (1.64%) Visual Studio
11 127 (1.44%) webpack
12 125 (1.42%) Bitbucket
13 124 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 111 (1.26%) Maven
15 106 (1.20%) Cucumber
16 94 (1.07%) JUnit
17 79 (0.90%) WebDriver
18 68 (0.77%) GitLab
19 63 (0.72%) Eclipse
20 61 (0.69%) Mercurial
General
1 923 (10.49%) Finance
2 872 (9.91%) Marketing
3 550 (6.25%) Advertising
4 460 (5.23%) Retail
5 296 (3.36%) Games
6 260 (2.95%) Telecoms
7 196 (2.23%) Electronics
8 183 (2.08%) Manufacturing
9 169 (1.92%) Banking
10 132 (1.50%) Legal
11 123 (1.40%) Automotive
12 84 (0.95%) Publishing
13 56 (0.64%) Back Office
14 41 (0.47%) Law
14 41 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 28 (0.32%) Multimedia
16 25 (0.28%) Front Office
16 25 (0.28%) Music Industry
17 16 (0.18%) Billing
17 16 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6585 (74.84%) Developer
2 3744 (42.55%) PHP Developer
3 1167 (13.26%) Web Developer
4 968 (11.00%) Senior Developer
5 786 (8.93%) JavaScript Developer
6 762 (8.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 602 (6.84%) Senior PHP Developer
8 585 (6.65%) PHP Web Developer
9 582 (6.61%) Full Stack Developer
10 502 (5.71%) HTML Developer
11 488 (5.55%) Junior
12 432 (4.91%) Junior Developer
13 428 (4.86%) HTML CSS Developer
14 380 (4.32%) Lead Developer
15 370 (4.21%) Software Developer
16 358 (4.07%) MySQL Developer
17 357 (4.06%) PHP MySQL Developer
18 318 (3.61%) Java Developer
19 309 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
20 270 (3.07%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4829 (54.88%) HTML
2 4605 (52.34%) CSS
3 2354 (26.75%) jQuery
4 1786 (20.30%) HTML5
5 1682 (19.12%) Laravel
6 1589 (18.06%) AngularJS
7 1522 (17.30%) LAMP
8 1419 (16.13%) Symfony
9 1176 (13.37%) Node.js
10 1085 (12.33%) CSS3
11 917 (10.42%) .NET
12 856 (9.73%) Sass
13 831 (9.44%) React
14 797 (9.06%) Web Services
15 670 (7.61%) XML
16 595 (6.76%) Ajax
17 582 (6.61%) REST
18 556 (6.32%) RESTful
19 539 (6.13%) JSON
20 522 (5.93%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 722 (8.21%) User Experience
2 597 (6.78%) Computer Science
3 536 (6.09%) Mobile App
4 333 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
5 278 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
6 187 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
7 148 (1.68%) Fintech
8 140 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 140 (1.59%) Social Media
9 114 (1.30%) iPad
10 113 (1.28%) Data Centre
11 74 (0.84%) Graphic Design
12 66 (0.75%) Data Structures
13 65 (0.74%) Blog
14 62 (0.70%) Algorithms
14 62 (0.70%) Digital Media
15 56 (0.64%) Management Information System
16 50 (0.57%) Replication
17 49 (0.56%) BBC
18 46 (0.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2344 (26.64%) Linux
2 590 (6.71%) Windows
3 413 (4.69%) Android
4 408 (4.64%) Apple iOS
5 378 (4.30%) Unix
6 202 (2.30%) Ubuntu
7 177 (2.01%) CentOS
8 139 (1.58%) Windows Server
9 114 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 85 (0.97%) Debian
11 46 (0.52%) Solaris
12 39 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 29 (0.33%) Windows 7
14 21 (0.24%) Windows 10
15 19 (0.22%) AIX
16 16 (0.18%) Mac OS X
16 16 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (0.16%) FreeBSD
18 12 (0.14%) Fedora
19 11 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2698 (30.66%) Agile Software Development
2 2506 (28.48%) Web Development
3 1885 (21.42%) MVC
4 1464 (16.64%) OO
5 1120 (12.73%) E-Commerce
6 1115 (12.67%) Front End Development
7 1089 (12.38%) OOP
8 976 (11.09%) TDD
9 942 (10.71%) DevOps
10 863 (9.81%) Scrum
11 858 (9.75%) Software Engineering
12 679 (7.72%) Open Source
13 607 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
14 584 (6.64%) Mentoring
15 540 (6.14%) OO PHP
16 463 (5.26%) Test Automation
17 406 (4.61%) SDLC
18 378 (4.30%) BDD
19 368 (4.18%) Project Management
20 339 (3.85%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 5535 (62.90%) JavaScript
2 2023 (22.99%) Java
3 1689 (19.20%) SQL
4 1459 (16.58%) Python
5 921 (10.47%) C#
6 705 (8.01%) Ruby
7 481 (5.47%) Perl
8 463 (5.26%) C++
9 428 (4.86%) Bash Shell
10 272 (3.09%) C
11 266 (3.02%) PHP 5
12 231 (2.63%) PHP 7
13 214 (2.43%) PowerShell
14 198 (2.25%) Go
15 166 (1.89%) Scala
16 147 (1.67%) ES6
17 142 (1.61%) T-SQL
18 121 (1.38%) VB.NET
19 95 (1.08%) VBA
20 93 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 874 (9.93%) Degree
2 297 (3.38%) Computer Science Degree
3 92 (1.05%) Security Cleared
4 52 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (0.42%) SC Cleared
6 24 (0.27%) Master's Degree
7 23 (0.26%) PhD
8 22 (0.25%) MCSD
9 16 (0.18%) CCNA
9 16 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (0.16%) CISSP
10 14 (0.16%) ISTQB
11 13 (0.15%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.15%) HND
11 13 (0.15%) ISEB
12 12 (0.14%) PMI Certification
12 12 (0.14%) RHCE
13 11 (0.13%) SANS
14 10 (0.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 269 (3.06%) QA
2 46 (0.52%) PCI DSS
3 41 (0.47%) SLA
4 29 (0.33%) GCP
5 25 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 16 (0.18%) WCAG
7 14 (0.16%) WAI
8 11 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.045%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.045%) PMO
10 3 (0.034%) DICOM
10 3 (0.034%) HL7
10 3 (0.034%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 2 (0.023%) FATCA
11 2 (0.023%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.023%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.011%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.011%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 1 (0.011%) MISRA
System Software
1 663 (7.53%) Docker
2 109 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (1.09%) Active Directory
4 47 (0.53%) Hyper-V
5 41 (0.47%) Varnish
6 30 (0.34%) KVM
7 24 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
8 23 (0.26%) VirtualBox
9 22 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
10 20 (0.23%) NFS
11 17 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
12 16 (0.18%) Postfix
12 16 (0.18%) Xen
13 15 (0.17%) vSphere
14 13 (0.15%) RHEV
15 11 (0.13%) Samba
16 9 (0.10%) Sendmail
17 8 (0.091%) DFS Replication
18 7 (0.080%) pfSense
19 6 (0.068%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 584 (6.64%) Puppet
2 420 (4.77%) Opscode Chef
3 375 (4.26%) Ansible
4 153 (1.74%) Kubernetes
5 124 (1.41%) Nagios
6 81 (0.92%) Terraform
7 77 (0.88%) ZABBIX
8 49 (0.56%) Salt
9 41 (0.47%) Kibana
10 37 (0.42%) Capistrano
11 35 (0.40%) cPanel
12 33 (0.38%) HAProxy
13 31 (0.35%) logstash
14 30 (0.34%) SCCM
15 18 (0.20%) Grafana
15 18 (0.20%) Plesk
16 16 (0.18%) Cacti
16 16 (0.18%) Juju
16 16 (0.18%) Rundeck
17 13 (0.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 912 (10.36%) Zend
2 415 (4.72%) Microsoft
3 405 (4.60%) Oracle
4 345 (3.92%) Google
5 233 (2.65%) Adobe
6 185 (2.10%) Red Hat
7 152 (1.73%) VMware
8 109 (1.24%) SAP
9 96 (1.09%) IBM
10 78 (0.89%) Atlassian
11 75 (0.85%) Facebook
12 71 (0.81%) Apple
12 71 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
13 67 (0.76%) Cisco
13 67 (0.76%) Demandware
14 62 (0.70%) Twitter
15 57 (0.65%) hybris
16 56 (0.64%) ATG
16 56 (0.64%) PayPal
17 52 (0.59%) Splunk