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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 27 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
27 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 94 60 66
Rank change year-on-year -34 +6 +1
Permanent jobs citing PHP 5,807 4,266 3,846
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 3.50% 4.59% 4.23%
As % of the Programming Languages category 6.37% 8.39% 7.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3,094 3,496 3,303
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,000 £29,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £33,750 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% - +2.27%
75th Percentile £70,000 £57,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £72,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% - +6.25%

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 91,173 50,866 50,072
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.90% 54.70% 55.02%
Number of salaries quoted 44,055 39,119 41,552
10th Percentile £37,000 £33,750 £32,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £73,250
90th Percentile £100,000 £91,250 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 27 May 2022.

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 27 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -47 4,588 £52,500 +16.67% 506
Work from Home -31 3,345 £55,000 +29.41% 312
UK excluding London -45 2,661 £50,000 +17.65% 400
London -29 2,065 £65,000 +8.33% 132
South East -23 852 £48,500 +7.78% 69
North of England -43 691 £50,000 +25.00% 126
South West -28 425 £50,000 +25.00% 73
Yorkshire -21 338 £50,000 +16.28% 46
Midlands -76 323 £55,000 +37.50% 84
North West -78 258 £52,500 +31.25% 68
West Midlands -70 206 £55,000 +29.41% 45
East of England -46 169 £45,000 -5.26% 21
Scotland -53 146 £55,000 +22.22% 20
East Midlands -55 117 £55,000 +46.67% 39
North East +10 95 £50,000 +35.14% 12
Wales -51 49 £47,500 +18.75% 8
Northern Ireland -20 12 £28,500 -28.75% 1

For the 6 months to 27 May 2022, 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 3,336 (57.45%) JavaScript
2 2,686 (46.25%) Agile
3 2,676 (46.08%) MySQL
4 2,266 (39.02%) CSS
5 2,185 (37.63%) HTML
6 2,074 (35.72%) AWS
7 2,070 (35.65%) Laravel
8 1,754 (30.20%) React
9 1,656 (28.52%) Git (software)
10 1,640 (28.24%) Docker
11 1,574 (27.11%) Full Stack Development
12 1,477 (25.43%) Python
13 1,374 (23.66%) Software Engineering
14 1,214 (20.91%) SQL
15 1,174 (20.22%) CI/CD
16 1,138 (19.60%) Social Skills
17 1,111 (19.13%) Linux
18 1,100 (18.94%) Web Development
19 1,079 (18.58%) Node.js
20 1,045 (18.00%) Symfony
21 1,032 (17.77%) Java
22 1,000 (17.22%) SaaS
23 999 (17.20%) DevOps
24 955 (16.45%) TDD
25 902 (15.53%) OO
26 897 (15.45%) Vue.js
27 884 (15.22%) OOP
28 867 (14.93%) MVC
28 867 (14.93%) Kubernetes
29 856 (14.74%) AngularJS

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
1 669 (11.52%) WordPress
2 410 (7.06%) Apache
3 393 (6.77%) CMS
4 238 (4.10%) Elasticsearch
5 211 (3.63%) Apache Spark
6 185 (3.19%) Drupal
7 152 (2.62%) nginx
8 121 (2.08%) Confluence
9 51 (0.88%) Headless CMS
10 39 (0.67%) IIS
10 39 (0.67%) Moodle
11 35 (0.60%) Cloud Foundry
12 30 (0.52%) Apache Solr
12 30 (0.52%) WebSphere
13 22 (0.38%) Tomcat
14 17 (0.29%) ColdFusion
14 17 (0.29%) Umbraco
15 16 (0.28%) SharePoint
15 16 (0.28%) Totara
16 11 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 42 (0.72%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (0.62%) InVision
3 34 (0.59%) Sketch
4 26 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
5 19 (0.33%) Photoshop
6 13 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 11 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
9 9 (0.15%) Chatbot
10 7 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 5 (0.086%) Adobe XD
11 5 (0.086%) Maya
12 4 (0.069%) FileZilla
12 4 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.017%) InDesign
13 1 (0.017%) Zeplin
Business Applications
1 184 (3.17%) Magento
2 50 (0.86%) Payment Gateway
3 49 (0.84%) NetSuite
4 42 (0.72%) Shopify
5 37 (0.64%) SAP Business ByDesign
6 22 (0.38%) WebTrends
7 15 (0.26%) Odoo
8 10 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (0.12%) Distributed Ledger
9 7 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 7 (0.12%) R3 Corda
9 7 (0.12%) SAP Business One
10 5 (0.086%) OpenCart
11 4 (0.069%) Summit
12 3 (0.052%) PlanetPress Connect
12 3 (0.052%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 3 (0.052%) SAP Hybris
13 2 (0.034%) Dynamics CRM
14 1 (0.017%) Sentinel
14 1 (0.017%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2,074 (35.72%) AWS
2 1,000 (17.22%) SaaS
3 683 (11.76%) Azure
4 586 (10.09%) Serverless
5 566 (9.75%) GitHub
6 514 (8.85%) AWS Lambda
7 496 (8.54%) GCP
8 272 (4.68%) Amazon SQS
9 263 (4.53%) Amazon EC2
10 213 (3.67%) Cloud Functions
11 199 (3.43%) Amazon S3
12 197 (3.39%) OpenShift
13 191 (3.29%) Amazon ECS
14 147 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
15 146 (2.51%) AWS Fargate
16 139 (2.39%) GitHub Actions
17 128 (2.20%) Google Analytics
18 126 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
19 118 (2.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 115 (1.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 347 (5.98%) Internet
2 230 (3.96%) HTTP
3 136 (2.34%) DNS
4 78 (1.34%) SSH
5 38 (0.65%) Firewall
5 38 (0.65%) FTP
6 34 (0.59%) TCP/IP
7 31 (0.53%) Skype
8 25 (0.43%) VPN
9 23 (0.40%) DMZ
9 23 (0.40%) Extranet
10 22 (0.38%) Broadband
11 21 (0.36%) HTTPS
12 20 (0.34%) SSL
13 18 (0.31%) DHCP
13 18 (0.31%) Intranet
14 13 (0.22%) IPv6
15 7 (0.12%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
16 6 (0.10%) BGP
16 6 (0.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,676 (46.08%) MySQL
2 666 (11.47%) PostgreSQL
3 499 (8.59%) SQL Server
4 480 (8.27%) MongoDB
5 457 (7.87%) NoSQL
6 422 (7.27%) Relational Database
7 365 (6.29%) Redis
8 223 (3.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 200 (3.44%) MariaDB
10 195 (3.36%) Flink
11 153 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
12 148 (2.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 134 (2.31%) Amazon Aurora
14 99 (1.70%) Big Data
15 77 (1.33%) RDBMS
16 47 (0.81%) BigQuery
17 33 (0.57%) Couchbase
18 29 (0.50%) Mixpanel
19 28 (0.48%) Power BI
20 23 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1,656 (28.52%) Git (software)
2 795 (13.69%) JIRA
3 295 (5.08%) Jenkins
4 284 (4.89%) Subversion
5 255 (4.39%) PHPUnit
6 238 (4.10%) Maven
7 228 (3.93%) Bitbucket
8 207 (3.56%) Gradle
9 202 (3.48%) webpack
10 199 (3.43%) Ant
11 183 (3.15%) GitLab
12 100 (1.72%) CircleCI
13 93 (1.60%) Selenium
14 90 (1.55%) gulp
15 71 (1.22%) Cypress.io
16 54 (0.93%) Babel
17 53 (0.91%) Grunt
18 37 (0.64%) PhpStorm
19 36 (0.62%) Postman
19 36 (0.62%) WebStorm
General
1 1,138 (19.60%) Social Skills
2 844 (14.53%) Finance
3 711 (12.24%) Marketing
4 433 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
5 374 (6.44%) Retail
6 304 (5.24%) Manufacturing
7 269 (4.63%) Games
8 241 (4.15%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 150 (2.58%) Advertising
10 126 (2.17%) Publishing
11 115 (1.98%) Public Sector
12 85 (1.46%) Organisational Skills
13 84 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 78 (1.34%) Back Office
14 78 (1.34%) Legal
15 76 (1.31%) Wearables
16 65 (1.12%) Banking
17 59 (1.02%) Law
18 55 (0.95%) Telecoms
19 43 (0.74%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3,525 (60.70%) Developer
2 1,457 (25.09%) PHP Developer
3 716 (12.33%) Software Engineer
4 651 (11.21%) Senior Developer
5 576 (9.92%) Full Stack Developer
6 320 (5.51%) Web Developer
7 267 (4.60%) Senior Software Engineer
8 250 (4.31%) Backend Developer
8 250 (4.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 237 (4.08%) Senior PHP Developer
9 237 (4.08%) Software Developer
10 198 (3.41%) Java Engineer
11 197 (3.39%) Senior Java Engineer
12 190 (3.27%) DevOps Engineer
13 180 (3.10%) Junior
14 155 (2.67%) PHP Laravel Developer
15 139 (2.39%) Lead Developer
16 121 (2.08%) Junior Developer
17 115 (1.98%) Architect
18 100 (1.72%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,266 (39.02%) CSS
2 2,185 (37.63%) HTML
3 2,070 (35.65%) Laravel
4 1,754 (30.20%) React
5 1,079 (18.58%) Node.js
6 1,045 (18.00%) Symfony
7 897 (15.45%) Vue.js
8 856 (14.74%) AngularJS
9 744 (12.81%) RESTful
10 738 (12.71%) jQuery
11 717 (12.35%) REST
12 656 (11.30%) LAMP
13 651 (11.21%) .NET
14 524 (9.02%) HTML5
15 501 (8.63%) Sass
16 416 (7.16%) React Native
17 349 (6.01%) Web Services
18 346 (5.96%) CSS3
19 341 (5.87%) XML
20 298 (5.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 618 (10.64%) User Experience
2 432 (7.44%) Mobile App
3 379 (6.53%) Self-Motivation
4 320 (5.51%) Algorithms
5 315 (5.42%) Linux Command Line
6 293 (5.05%) Data Structures
7 289 (4.98%) Greenfield Project
8 211 (3.63%) Life Science
9 166 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
10 137 (2.36%) Legacy Code
11 132 (2.27%) Legacy Systems
12 89 (1.53%) NHS
13 81 (1.39%) Virtual Team
14 78 (1.34%) Blog
15 73 (1.26%) Cloud Native
16 60 (1.03%) Management Information System
17 58 (1.00%) Public Cloud
18 55 (0.95%) e-Learning
18 55 (0.95%) Hedge funds
19 46 (0.79%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,111 (19.13%) Linux
2 328 (5.65%) Unix
3 262 (4.51%) Android
4 257 (4.43%) Apple iOS
5 207 (3.56%) Ubuntu
6 118 (2.03%) Windows
7 83 (1.43%) CentOS
8 73 (1.26%) Debian
9 60 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (0.33%) Windows Server
11 18 (0.31%) Mac OS
12 10 (0.17%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 10 (0.17%) Windows Server 2016
13 8 (0.14%) Windows Phone
14 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (0.12%) Windows Server 2019
15 3 (0.052%) AIX
15 3 (0.052%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.052%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.052%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,686 (46.25%) Agile
2 1,574 (27.11%) Full Stack Development
3 1,374 (23.66%) Software Engineering
4 1,174 (20.22%) CI/CD
5 1,100 (18.94%) Web Development
6 999 (17.20%) DevOps
7 955 (16.45%) TDD
8 902 (15.53%) OO
9 884 (15.22%) OOP
10 867 (14.93%) MVC
11 845 (14.55%) Coaching
12 839 (14.45%) Mentoring
13 828 (14.26%) Problem-Solving
14 810 (13.95%) Microservices
15 788 (13.57%) Test Automation
16 581 (10.01%) E-Commerce
17 519 (8.94%) Front End Development
18 464 (7.99%) BDD
19 457 (7.87%) Scrum
20 444 (7.65%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 3,336 (57.45%) JavaScript
2 1,477 (25.43%) Python
3 1,214 (20.91%) SQL
4 1,032 (17.77%) Java
5 737 (12.69%) Go
6 694 (11.95%) TypeScript
7 498 (8.58%) Ruby
8 494 (8.51%) C#
9 348 (5.99%) Perl
10 307 (5.29%) Shell Script
11 259 (4.46%) PowerShell
12 236 (4.06%) C++
13 209 (3.60%) Bash
14 200 (3.44%) ES6
15 100 (1.72%) C
16 75 (1.29%) Scala
17 66 (1.14%) Kotlin
18 58 (1.00%) VB.NET
19 55 (0.95%) Apple Swift
20 39 (0.67%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 611 (10.52%) Degree
2 304 (5.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 63 (1.08%) Security Cleared
4 22 (0.38%) PhD
5 20 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (0.31%) MCSA
7 17 (0.29%) ISTQB
8 14 (0.24%) SC Cleared
9 12 (0.21%) AWS Certification
9 12 (0.21%) HND
10 11 (0.19%) Master's Degree
11 8 (0.14%) DBS Check
12 6 (0.10%) CCNA
12 6 (0.10%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (0.10%) MCSE
12 6 (0.10%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.086%) CCNP
13 5 (0.086%) Oracle Certification
13 5 (0.086%) RHCE
13 5 (0.086%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 407 (7.01%) QA
2 177 (3.05%) Accessibility
3 22 (0.38%) GDPR
4 19 (0.33%) SLA
5 15 (0.26%) HL7
6 14 (0.24%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.22%) WCAG
8 12 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 6 (0.10%) PSD2
10 5 (0.086%) PMO
11 2 (0.034%) NCSC
12 1 (0.017%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.017%) Data Quality
12 1 (0.017%) NIST
System Software
1 1,640 (28.24%) Docker
2 29 (0.50%) Active Directory
3 28 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (0.28%) KVM
4 16 (0.28%) Xen
5 13 (0.22%) Varnish
5 13 (0.22%) VirtualBox
6 12 (0.21%) LXC
7 9 (0.15%) iptables
7 9 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.12%) NFS
10 3 (0.052%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (0.052%) Samba
10 3 (0.052%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.034%) Squid
12 1 (0.017%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.017%) OpenSSH
12 1 (0.017%) Postfix
12 1 (0.017%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 867 (14.93%) Kubernetes
2 401 (6.91%) Terraform
3 189 (3.25%) Ansible
4 93 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
5 56 (0.96%) Grafana
6 55 (0.95%) Puppet
7 36 (0.62%) Nagios
8 30 (0.52%) Prometheus
9 19 (0.33%) ZABBIX
10 18 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
11 17 (0.29%) SCCM
12 14 (0.24%) Bugsnag
12 14 (0.24%) cPanel
13 12 (0.21%) Rancher
14 11 (0.19%) Proxmox
15 10 (0.17%) Plesk
16 8 (0.14%) Graylog
16 8 (0.14%) Munin
16 8 (0.14%) Opsgenie
17 7 (0.12%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 759 (13.07%) Google
2 353 (6.08%) Microsoft
3 278 (4.79%) Zend
4 120 (2.07%) Oracle
5 119 (2.05%) WooCommerce
6 114 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
7 107 (1.84%) SAP
8 78 (1.34%) Apple
9 73 (1.26%) Facebook
10 56 (0.96%) Adobe
11 54 (0.93%) Xamarin
12 49 (0.84%) IBM
13 41 (0.71%) PayPal
14 35 (0.60%) VMware
15 32 (0.55%) WorldPay
16 31 (0.53%) hybris
17 28 (0.48%) Splunk
18 25 (0.43%) New Relic
19 24 (0.41%) Red Hat
20 23 (0.40%) ATG