Period
to 18 July 2018

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 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 54 51
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing PHP 8,035 9,361 10,569
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.60% 5.27% 5.20%
As % of the Programming Languages category 8.22% 9.51% 9.93%
Number of salaries quoted 7,035 8,378 9,627
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -1.37% +4.29%

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 97,710 98,471 106,415
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.95% 55.45% 52.32%
Number of salaries quoted 81,203 82,421 91,992
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,750 £28,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018. 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 7,581 £42,500 +6.25% 1,481
UK excluding London -10 5,358 £40,000 +11.11% 1,138
London -12 2,491 £55,000 +4.76% 412
North of England -8 1,801 £40,000 +6.67% 396
South East +1 1,602 £40,000 - 217
North West -5 1,014 £40,000 +6.67% 250
Midlands -17 709 £35,000 +7.69% 182
Yorkshire -8 684 £37,500 +7.14% 119
South West -22 594 £39,625 +10.07% 187
West Midlands -18 457 £35,000 +7.69% 124
East of England -20 376 £40,000 +6.67% 87
East Midlands -15 252 £35,000 +7.69% 58
Scotland -25 184 £50,000 +42.86% 32
Wales +5 106 £40,000 - 34
North East -3 104 £34,000 +4.62% 27
Northern Ireland -6 5 £52,500 +32.91% 2

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, 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 4,841 (60.25%) JavaScript
2 4,147 (51.61%) HTML
3 3,850 (47.92%) CSS
4 3,584 (44.60%) MySQL
5 2,689 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
6 2,354 (29.30%) Web Development
7 2,321 (28.89%) Java
8 2,013 (25.05%) Git (software)
9 1,988 (24.74%) Linux
10 1,777 (22.12%) jQuery
11 1,717 (21.37%) MVC
12 1,695 (21.10%) Laravel
13 1,641 (20.42%) SQL
14 1,590 (19.79%) Python
15 1,363 (16.96%) AngularJS
16 1,306 (16.25%) HTML5
17 1,237 (15.40%) OO
18 1,228 (15.28%) Symfony
19 1,215 (15.12%) LAMP
20 1,039 (12.93%) OOP
21 1,036 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
22 1,029 (12.81%) Software Engineering
23 1,017 (12.66%) Node.js
24 1,009 (12.56%) C#
25 930 (11.57%) Finance
26 914 (11.38%) E-Commerce
27 889 (11.06%) Front End Development
28 879 (10.94%) TDD
29 875 (10.89%) React
30 866 (10.78%) CSS3

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
1 859 (10.69%) WordPress
2 744 (9.26%) Apache
3 692 (8.61%) CMS
4 528 (6.57%) Drupal
5 258 (3.21%) nginx
6 212 (2.64%) Elasticsearch
7 117 (1.46%) Tomcat
8 106 (1.32%) Confluence
9 65 (0.81%) Joomla!
10 55 (0.68%) IIS
11 52 (0.65%) Apache Solr
11 52 (0.65%) SharePoint
12 48 (0.60%) WebSphere
13 45 (0.56%) OpenStack
14 44 (0.55%) Moodle
15 41 (0.51%) JBoss
16 40 (0.50%) Apache Pig
17 39 (0.49%) WebLogic
18 35 (0.44%) Apache Spark
19 31 (0.39%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 239 (2.97%) Photoshop
2 112 (1.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 55 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
4 48 (0.60%) Microsoft Office
5 30 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 23 (0.29%) InDesign
7 15 (0.19%) GIMP
8 13 (0.16%) SPSS
9 11 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
10 10 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 9 (0.11%) Chatbot
12 7 (0.087%) Fireworks
12 7 (0.087%) HipChat
13 5 (0.062%) InfoPath
14 4 (0.050%) InVision
15 3 (0.037%) Adobe After Effects
15 3 (0.037%) Adobe Premiere
16 2 (0.025%) Blender
17 1 (0.012%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 391 (4.87%) Magento
2 69 (0.86%) Payment Gateway
3 32 (0.40%) Shopify
4 22 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 17 (0.21%) Documaker
6 15 (0.19%) OpenCart
6 15 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 14 (0.17%) WebTrends
8 13 (0.16%) Eloqua
9 10 (0.12%) NetSuite
10 8 (0.100%) Adobe Campaign
10 8 (0.100%) Unica
11 5 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
12 4 (0.050%) SAP Business One
12 4 (0.050%) Visualfiles
13 3 (0.037%) Dynamics AX
13 3 (0.037%) Oracle CRM
14 2 (0.025%) osCommerce
14 2 (0.025%) Remedy ITSM
15 1 (0.012%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 1,036 (12.89%) Amazon AWS
2 390 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 323 (4.02%) SaaS
4 215 (2.68%) GitHub
5 119 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
5 119 (1.48%) Serverless
6 105 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
7 102 (1.27%) Amazon S3
8 95 (1.18%) npm
9 90 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
10 65 (0.81%) IaaS
11 61 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
11 61 (0.76%) Google Analytics
12 50 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 50 (0.62%) DigitalOcean
13 44 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 40 (0.50%) CloudFront
14 40 (0.50%) Office 365
15 37 (0.46%) Route 53
16 35 (0.44%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 201 (2.50%) Internet
2 197 (2.45%) HTTP
3 129 (1.61%) Firewall
4 116 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 115 (1.43%) SSL
6 113 (1.41%) DNS
7 73 (0.91%) SMS
8 70 (0.87%) SSH
9 53 (0.66%) Intranet
10 47 (0.58%) LAN
11 42 (0.52%) WAN
12 39 (0.49%) SNMP
13 35 (0.44%) VPN
14 33 (0.41%) IPsec
14 33 (0.41%) Network Security
15 32 (0.40%) FTP
16 30 (0.37%) SMTP
17 29 (0.36%) VLAN
18 28 (0.35%) Wireless
19 27 (0.34%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3,584 (44.60%) MySQL
2 650 (8.09%) SQL Server
3 520 (6.47%) NoSQL
4 419 (5.21%) MongoDB
5 400 (4.98%) Relational Database
6 348 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
7 251 (3.12%) Redis
8 148 (1.84%) Big Data
9 137 (1.71%) Hadoop
10 94 (1.17%) MariaDB
11 81 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
12 76 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
12 76 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
13 59 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 59 (0.73%) RDBMS
14 46 (0.57%) Apache Hive
15 41 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 39 (0.49%) Oracle Database
17 38 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 36 (0.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2,013 (25.05%) Git (software)
2 449 (5.59%) Jenkins
3 434 (5.40%) Subversion
4 368 (4.58%) JIRA
5 282 (3.51%) PHPUnit
6 277 (3.45%) Selenium
7 248 (3.09%) gulp
8 182 (2.27%) Grunt
9 168 (2.09%) Maven
10 152 (1.89%) Bitbucket
11 129 (1.61%) Vagrant
12 114 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 113 (1.41%) webpack
14 84 (1.05%) git-flow
15 82 (1.02%) Visual Studio
16 71 (0.88%) JUnit
17 68 (0.85%) Mercurial
18 65 (0.81%) Cucumber
19 57 (0.71%) Sonatype Nexus
20 49 (0.61%) Appium
General
1 930 (11.57%) Finance
2 668 (8.31%) Advertising
3 656 (8.16%) Marketing
4 606 (7.54%) Retail
5 197 (2.45%) Games
6 142 (1.77%) Banking
7 105 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 88 (1.10%) Back Office
9 83 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 80 (1.00%) Automotive
11 75 (0.93%) Legal
12 73 (0.91%) Publishing
13 53 (0.66%) Electronics
14 44 (0.55%) Law
15 25 (0.31%) Multimedia
16 22 (0.27%) Financial Institution
17 20 (0.25%) Billing
18 19 (0.24%) Hindi Language
18 19 (0.24%) Punjabi Language
18 19 (0.24%) Urdu Language
Job Titles
1 6,095 (75.86%) Developer
2 3,141 (39.09%) PHP Developer
3 1,009 (12.56%) Senior Developer
4 946 (11.77%) Web Developer
5 607 (7.55%) Full Stack Developer
6 537 (6.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 529 (6.58%) Java Developer
8 499 (6.21%) Senior PHP Developer
9 487 (6.06%) Software Developer
10 465 (5.79%) JavaScript Developer
11 408 (5.08%) Software Engineer
12 374 (4.65%) PHP Web Developer
13 355 (4.42%) Junior
14 311 (3.87%) Junior Developer
15 276 (3.43%) Lead Developer
16 254 (3.16%) HTML Developer
17 250 (3.11%) DevOps Engineer
18 240 (2.99%) Backend Developer
19 229 (2.85%) MySQL Developer
20 219 (2.73%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4,147 (51.61%) HTML
2 3,850 (47.92%) CSS
3 1,777 (22.12%) jQuery
4 1,695 (21.10%) Laravel
5 1,363 (16.96%) AngularJS
6 1,306 (16.25%) HTML5
7 1,228 (15.28%) Symfony
8 1,215 (15.12%) LAMP
9 1,017 (12.66%) Node.js
10 875 (10.89%) React
11 866 (10.78%) CSS3
12 809 (10.07%) .NET
13 717 (8.92%) RESTful
14 711 (8.85%) Web Services
15 659 (8.20%) Sass
16 640 (7.97%) REST
17 587 (7.31%) XML
18 559 (6.96%) Spring
19 525 (6.53%) JSON
20 506 (6.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 649 (8.08%) User Experience
2 565 (7.03%) Computer Science
3 468 (5.82%) Mobile App
4 333 (4.14%) Greenfield Project
5 300 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
6 295 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
7 252 (3.14%) Fintech
8 193 (2.40%) Linux Command Line
9 180 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
10 96 (1.19%) Algorithms
11 89 (1.11%) Data Structures
12 69 (0.86%) Social Media
13 49 (0.61%) Management Information System
14 48 (0.60%) Public Cloud
15 47 (0.58%) Blog
16 46 (0.57%) Virtual Team
17 43 (0.54%) Data Centre
17 43 (0.54%) Private Cloud
18 41 (0.51%) Digital Media
19 36 (0.45%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1,988 (24.74%) Linux
2 447 (5.56%) Windows
3 355 (4.42%) Unix
4 340 (4.23%) Android
5 244 (3.04%) Apple iOS
6 210 (2.61%) CentOS
7 144 (1.79%) Ubuntu
8 138 (1.72%) Debian
9 99 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 77 (0.96%) Windows Server
11 46 (0.57%) Mac OS X
12 29 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (0.35%) Solaris
14 23 (0.29%) Mac OS
15 22 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
16 15 (0.19%) openSUSE
17 10 (0.12%) Kali Linux
17 10 (0.12%) VMS
18 8 (0.100%) CoreOS
18 8 (0.100%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,689 (33.47%) Agile Software Development
2 2,354 (29.30%) Web Development
3 1,717 (21.37%) MVC
4 1,237 (15.40%) OO
5 1,039 (12.93%) OOP
6 1,029 (12.81%) Software Engineering
7 914 (11.38%) E-Commerce
8 889 (11.06%) Front End Development
9 879 (10.94%) TDD
10 859 (10.69%) Scrum
11 787 (9.79%) DevOps
12 644 (8.01%) Problem-Solving
13 596 (7.42%) Test Automation
14 571 (7.11%) Open Source
15 561 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
16 542 (6.75%) Mentoring
17 481 (5.99%) SDLC
18 456 (5.68%) OO PHP
19 399 (4.97%) Microservices
20 368 (4.58%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4,841 (60.25%) JavaScript
2 2,321 (28.89%) Java
3 1,641 (20.42%) SQL
4 1,590 (19.79%) Python
5 1,009 (12.56%) C#
6 604 (7.52%) Ruby
7 446 (5.55%) Perl
8 404 (5.03%) C++
9 400 (4.98%) Bash Shell
10 223 (2.78%) Go
11 217 (2.70%) C
12 196 (2.44%) ES6
13 183 (2.28%) PHP 5
14 169 (2.10%) PowerShell
15 168 (2.09%) PHP 7
16 164 (2.04%) Java 8
17 154 (1.92%) Scala
18 106 (1.32%) T-SQL
19 104 (1.29%) Shell Script
20 89 (1.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 805 (10.02%) Degree
2 333 (4.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 116 (1.44%) Security Cleared
4 62 (0.77%) CISSP
5 59 (0.73%) SC Cleared
6 53 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
7 51 (0.63%) SSCP
8 50 (0.62%) CCNA
9 43 (0.54%) DV Cleared
10 41 (0.51%) SANS
11 40 (0.50%) CompTIA Security+
11 40 (0.50%) GIAC
12 38 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
13 35 (0.44%) MCSE
14 32 (0.40%) Linux+ Certification
15 31 (0.39%) Network+ Certification
16 28 (0.35%) Master's Degree
17 22 (0.27%) ISEB
18 20 (0.25%) AWS Certification
18 20 (0.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 314 (3.91%) QA
2 51 (0.63%) SLA
3 44 (0.55%) GDPR
4 35 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 27 (0.34%) GCP
5 27 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 13 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 13 (0.16%) WAI
7 8 (0.100%) Cyber Essentials
8 6 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.062%) WCAG
9 5 (0.062%) Web Application Security Consortium
10 4 (0.050%) FATCA
11 3 (0.037%) DICOM
11 3 (0.037%) HIPAA
11 3 (0.037%) HL7
12 2 (0.025%) ISO 14001
13 1 (0.012%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.012%) PMO
System Software
1 814 (10.13%) Docker
2 84 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (0.57%) Varnish
4 40 (0.50%) Active Directory
5 34 (0.42%) VirtualBox
5 34 (0.42%) vSphere
6 29 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 24 (0.30%) iptables
8 22 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (0.21%) Samba
11 16 (0.20%) HDFS
12 15 (0.19%) LXC
13 11 (0.14%) KVM
14 9 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 9 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.087%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.075%) Firmware
16 6 (0.075%) Xen
17 5 (0.062%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 478 (5.95%) Puppet
2 379 (4.72%) Ansible
3 247 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
4 204 (2.54%) Kubernetes
5 152 (1.89%) Nagios
6 137 (1.71%) Terraform
7 105 (1.31%) ZABBIX
8 69 (0.86%) Salt
9 40 (0.50%) Rancher
10 38 (0.47%) HAProxy
11 33 (0.41%) Prometheus
12 29 (0.36%) Cacti
12 29 (0.36%) cPanel
13 22 (0.27%) Plesk
13 22 (0.27%) Single Sign-On
14 19 (0.24%) Kibana
15 18 (0.22%) Nessus
16 17 (0.21%) Sysdig
16 17 (0.21%) vRealize
17 16 (0.20%) Grafana
Vendors
1 591 (7.36%) Zend
2 446 (5.55%) Oracle
3 424 (5.28%) Google
4 327 (4.07%) Microsoft
5 221 (2.75%) Adobe
6 159 (1.98%) Red Hat
7 131 (1.63%) Twitter
8 128 (1.59%) VMware
9 114 (1.42%) Capita
10 101 (1.26%) New Relic
11 86 (1.07%) Splunk
12 80 (1.00%) Atlassian
13 79 (0.98%) Cisco
14 77 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
15 65 (0.81%) WorldPay
16 58 (0.72%) WooCommerce
17 49 (0.61%) Apple
18 47 (0.58%) Facebook
19 46 (0.57%) IBM
20 44 (0.55%) Rackspace