Period
to 18 January 2019

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 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 45 54
Rank change year-on-year -18 +9 +2
Permanent jobs citing PHP 6,462 9,554 8,907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 4.27% 5.49% 5.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.77% 9.90% 9.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5,484 8,394 8,081
UK median annual salary £43,041 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.60% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

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 83,173 96,467 94,303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.92% 55.46% 53.19%
Number of salaries quoted 68,865 80,347 81,011
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% 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 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 -18 5,977 £45,000 +7.78% 1,590
UK excluding London -22 4,083 £40,000 +6.67% 1,218
London -17 2,236 £55,000 - 459
South East -27 1,129 £42,500 +6.25% 213
North of England -18 1,076 £40,000 +6.67% 396
South West +16 739 £37,500 +7.14% 212
North West -16 644 £40,000 - 249
Midlands -58 440 £35,000 - 206
Yorkshire -23 372 £37,500 - 114
East of England -6 350 £37,618 -5.96% 106
West Midlands -41 314 £35,000 +2.94% 138
Scotland +6 224 £40,000 +6.67% 39
East Midlands -66 125 £34,000 -2.86% 68
Wales +23 106 £40,000 +14.29% 45
North East -31 60 £35,000 - 33
Northern Ireland -17 22 £40,000 - 3
Channel Islands - 1 £60,000 -

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 3,913 (60.55%) JavaScript
2 3,212 (49.71%) HTML
3 3,035 (46.97%) CSS
4 2,777 (42.97%) MySQL
5 2,153 (33.32%) Agile Software Development
6 1,668 (25.81%) Linux
7 1,631 (25.24%) Git (software)
8 1,593 (24.65%) Web Development
9 1,514 (23.43%) Java
10 1,421 (21.99%) jQuery
11 1,381 (21.37%) Laravel
12 1,311 (20.29%) Python
13 1,310 (20.27%) SQL
14 1,214 (18.79%) MVC
15 1,037 (16.05%) HTML5
16 1,021 (15.80%) AngularJS
17 932 (14.42%) OO
18 923 (14.28%) Symfony
19 911 (14.10%) Amazon AWS
20 904 (13.99%) LAMP
21 849 (13.14%) C#
22 828 (12.81%) React
23 796 (12.32%) OOP
24 785 (12.15%) E-Commerce
25 773 (11.96%) DevOps
26 739 (11.44%) CSS3
27 721 (11.16%) WordPress
28 716 (11.08%) Software Engineering
29 713 (11.03%) .NET
30 711 (11.00%) Node.js

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
1 721 (11.16%) WordPress
2 577 (8.93%) Apache
3 574 (8.88%) CMS
4 432 (6.69%) Drupal
5 261 (4.04%) nginx
6 194 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
7 120 (1.86%) Tomcat
8 95 (1.47%) IIS
9 83 (1.28%) Confluence
10 75 (1.16%) Apache Solr
11 59 (0.91%) SharePoint
12 44 (0.68%) Apache Spark
13 27 (0.42%) Joomla!
14 26 (0.40%) MS Exchange
15 25 (0.39%) Umbraco
16 22 (0.34%) Apache Pig
16 22 (0.34%) eZ Publish
17 21 (0.32%) ColdFusion
18 20 (0.31%) Moodle
18 20 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 162 (2.51%) Photoshop
2 43 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 27 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
4 20 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 20 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
5 10 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.12%) SPSS
7 7 (0.11%) Mingle
8 6 (0.093%) Stata
9 5 (0.077%) Chatbot
9 5 (0.077%) InVision
10 4 (0.062%) Acrobat
11 3 (0.046%) Adobe Premiere
11 3 (0.046%) InDesign
11 3 (0.046%) Maya
12 2 (0.031%) GIMP
12 2 (0.031%) Microsoft Project
12 2 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.015%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.015%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 400 (6.19%) Magento
2 59 (0.91%) Payment Gateway
3 39 (0.60%) Shopify
4 23 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 14 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 13 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 10 (0.15%) osCommerce
8 9 (0.14%) NetSuite
9 8 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
10 7 (0.11%) SAP CO
10 7 (0.11%) SAP FI
10 7 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
10 7 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
11 6 (0.093%) Distributed Ledger
12 5 (0.077%) R3 Corda
13 4 (0.062%) Eloqua
13 4 (0.062%) Oracle EBS R12
13 4 (0.062%) WebTrends
14 3 (0.046%) Salesforce.com CRM
14 3 (0.046%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 911 (14.10%) Amazon AWS
2 357 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 257 (3.98%) SaaS
4 208 (3.22%) GitHub
5 139 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 120 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
7 118 (1.83%) Serverless
8 94 (1.45%) AWS Lambda
9 91 (1.41%) npm
10 89 (1.38%) Amazon S3
11 67 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
12 63 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
13 60 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
13 60 (0.93%) Office 365
14 55 (0.85%) Google Analytics
15 47 (0.73%) PaaS
16 40 (0.62%) Route 53
17 34 (0.53%) G Suite
18 33 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 30 (0.46%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 135 (2.09%) Internet
2 116 (1.80%) DNS
3 100 (1.55%) Firewall
4 98 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 96 (1.49%) HTTP
6 59 (0.91%) Network Security
7 55 (0.85%) SSL
8 53 (0.82%) Intranet
9 41 (0.63%) SSH
10 40 (0.62%) LAN
11 39 (0.60%) WAN
12 36 (0.56%) VoIP
13 27 (0.42%) FTP
14 22 (0.34%) DHCP
14 22 (0.34%) SAN
15 21 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
16 19 (0.29%) Asterisk PBX
16 19 (0.29%) VPN
17 17 (0.26%) SMS
18 15 (0.23%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,777 (42.97%) MySQL
2 624 (9.66%) SQL Server
3 387 (5.99%) PostgreSQL
4 376 (5.82%) NoSQL
5 310 (4.80%) MongoDB
6 307 (4.75%) Relational Database
7 153 (2.37%) Redis
8 140 (2.17%) MariaDB
9 123 (1.90%) Big Data
10 116 (1.80%) Hadoop
11 85 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
12 76 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 73 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 60 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
15 44 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 41 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
17 37 (0.57%) Oracle Database
18 35 (0.54%) Blockchain
18 35 (0.54%) DB2
18 35 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1,631 (25.24%) Git (software)
2 478 (7.40%) Jenkins
3 373 (5.77%) JIRA
4 323 (5.00%) Subversion
5 247 (3.82%) Selenium
6 211 (3.27%) gulp
7 202 (3.13%) PHPUnit
8 178 (2.75%) webpack
9 172 (2.66%) Grunt
10 170 (2.63%) Maven
11 134 (2.07%) Bitbucket
12 120 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 94 (1.45%) Vagrant
14 88 (1.36%) JUnit
15 86 (1.33%) Visual Studio
16 83 (1.28%) Cucumber
17 82 (1.27%) git-flow
18 61 (0.94%) Gradle
19 58 (0.90%) Eclipse
20 46 (0.71%) Babel
General
1 656 (10.15%) Finance
2 531 (8.22%) Marketing
3 405 (6.27%) Retail
4 313 (4.84%) Advertising
5 159 (2.46%) Banking
6 150 (2.32%) Games
7 129 (2.00%) Telecoms
8 88 (1.36%) Publishing
9 85 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 65 (1.01%) Legal
11 53 (0.82%) Law
12 48 (0.74%) Back Office
13 47 (0.73%) Electronics
14 45 (0.70%) Automotive
15 25 (0.39%) Front Office
16 22 (0.34%) Billing
17 13 (0.20%) Multimedia
18 11 (0.17%) Aerospace
18 11 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
19 10 (0.15%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 4,805 (74.36%) Developer
2 2,460 (38.07%) PHP Developer
3 792 (12.26%) Senior Developer
4 749 (11.59%) Web Developer
5 542 (8.39%) Full Stack Developer
6 426 (6.59%) Senior PHP Developer
7 425 (6.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 400 (6.19%) Software Developer
9 337 (5.22%) JavaScript Developer
10 336 (5.20%) Junior
11 304 (4.70%) PHP Web Developer
12 301 (4.66%) Junior Developer
13 286 (4.43%) Software Engineer
14 237 (3.67%) Java Developer
15 226 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
16 219 (3.39%) Backend Developer
17 201 (3.11%) Lead Developer
18 174 (2.69%) Graduate
19 152 (2.35%) Analyst
19 152 (2.35%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3,212 (49.71%) HTML
2 3,035 (46.97%) CSS
3 1,421 (21.99%) jQuery
4 1,381 (21.37%) Laravel
5 1,037 (16.05%) HTML5
6 1,021 (15.80%) AngularJS
7 923 (14.28%) Symfony
8 904 (13.99%) LAMP
9 828 (12.81%) React
10 739 (11.44%) CSS3
11 713 (11.03%) .NET
12 711 (11.00%) Node.js
13 624 (9.66%) Web Services
14 558 (8.64%) Sass
15 516 (7.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 485 (7.51%) REST
16 485 (7.51%) Vue.js
17 439 (6.79%) RESTful
18 426 (6.59%) XML
19 402 (6.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 473 (7.32%) User Experience
2 325 (5.03%) Greenfield Project
3 309 (4.78%) Self-Motivation
4 275 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 249 (3.85%) Mobile App
6 216 (3.34%) Fintech
7 113 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
8 109 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
9 85 (1.32%) Algorithms
10 73 (1.13%) Data Structures
11 62 (0.96%) Social Media
12 51 (0.79%) Management Information System
13 46 (0.71%) Digital Media
14 33 (0.51%) NHS
14 33 (0.51%) Replication
15 31 (0.48%) Virtual Team
16 30 (0.46%) Cloud Native
17 29 (0.45%) Data Centre
18 27 (0.42%) Client/Server
18 27 (0.42%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1,668 (25.81%) Linux
2 408 (6.31%) Windows
3 292 (4.52%) Unix
4 220 (3.40%) Android
5 203 (3.14%) Apple iOS
6 163 (2.52%) CentOS
7 162 (2.51%) Ubuntu
8 105 (1.62%) Windows Server
9 77 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 61 (0.94%) Debian
11 32 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
13 23 (0.36%) openSUSE
14 22 (0.34%) Mac OS X
15 21 (0.32%) Mac OS
16 17 (0.26%) Windows 10
16 17 (0.26%) Windows 7
16 17 (0.26%) Windows 8
17 14 (0.22%) Windows XP
18 8 (0.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,153 (33.32%) Agile Software Development
2 1,593 (24.65%) Web Development
3 1,214 (18.79%) MVC
4 932 (14.42%) OO
5 796 (12.32%) OOP
6 785 (12.15%) E-Commerce
7 773 (11.96%) DevOps
8 716 (11.08%) Software Engineering
9 658 (10.18%) Front End Development
9 658 (10.18%) TDD
10 590 (9.13%) Scrum
11 579 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
12 533 (8.25%) Test Automation
13 460 (7.12%) Computer Science
14 452 (6.99%) Open Source
15 408 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
16 375 (5.80%) SDLC
17 351 (5.43%) Mentoring
18 339 (5.25%) OO PHP
19 327 (5.06%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 3,913 (60.55%) JavaScript
2 1,514 (23.43%) Java
3 1,311 (20.29%) Python
4 1,310 (20.27%) SQL
5 849 (13.14%) C#
6 448 (6.93%) Ruby
7 359 (5.56%) Bash Shell
8 352 (5.45%) C++
9 334 (5.17%) Perl
10 230 (3.56%) ES6
11 198 (3.06%) PHP 7
12 161 (2.49%) C
13 159 (2.46%) Go
14 141 (2.18%) PHP 5
15 117 (1.81%) PowerShell
16 115 (1.78%) Java 8
17 113 (1.75%) Scala
18 111 (1.72%) TypeScript
19 78 (1.21%) Shell Script
20 76 (1.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 632 (9.78%) Degree
2 261 (4.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 61 (0.94%) Security Cleared
4 39 (0.60%) CISSP
5 32 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (0.48%) DV Cleared
7 30 (0.46%) ISTQB
8 27 (0.42%) GIAC
9 26 (0.40%) SSCP
10 25 (0.39%) MCSE
11 24 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (0.37%) Master's Degree
12 23 (0.36%) CCNA
13 22 (0.34%) CompTIA Security+
13 22 (0.34%) SANS
14 21 (0.32%) SC Cleared
15 19 (0.29%) DBS Check
16 17 (0.26%) AWS Certification
16 17 (0.26%) Linux+ Certification
16 17 (0.26%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 294 (4.55%) QA
2 73 (1.13%) GDPR
3 49 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 40 (0.62%) ISO 9001
5 30 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 23 (0.36%) SLA
7 6 (0.093%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.077%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.077%) ISO 14001
8 5 (0.077%) PMO
8 5 (0.077%) WCAG
9 3 (0.046%) WAI
10 2 (0.031%) COBIT
10 2 (0.031%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.031%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 1 (0.015%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 637 (9.86%) Docker
2 84 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (1.25%) Active Directory
4 38 (0.59%) Varnish
5 28 (0.43%) Hyper-V
6 21 (0.32%) vSphere
7 14 (0.22%) pfSense
7 14 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (0.20%) VirtualBox
9 12 (0.19%) KVM
10 10 (0.15%) LXC
11 8 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 7 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.077%) HDFS
13 5 (0.077%) iptables
13 5 (0.077%) XenServer
14 4 (0.062%) Ceph
14 4 (0.062%) Firmware
14 4 (0.062%) NFS
14 4 (0.062%) Xen
Systems Management
1 318 (4.92%) Puppet
2 307 (4.75%) Ansible
3 200 (3.10%) Terraform
4 199 (3.08%) Kubernetes
5 173 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
6 94 (1.45%) Salt
7 40 (0.62%) Nagios
8 36 (0.56%) ZABBIX
9 21 (0.32%) HAProxy
9 21 (0.32%) Kibana
10 20 (0.31%) Cacti
10 20 (0.31%) Packer
11 19 (0.29%) HP ALM
11 19 (0.29%) Prometheus
12 15 (0.23%) cPanel
12 15 (0.23%) Docker Swarm
13 12 (0.19%) Munin
14 11 (0.17%) Nessus
15 10 (0.15%) Rundeck
16 9 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 450 (6.96%) Zend
2 296 (4.58%) Microsoft
3 271 (4.19%) Oracle
4 237 (3.67%) Google
5 132 (2.04%) Red Hat
6 122 (1.89%) VMware
7 118 (1.83%) Adobe
8 82 (1.27%) Atlassian
9 53 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
10 51 (0.79%) SAP
11 50 (0.77%) Cisco
12 47 (0.73%) Facebook
13 46 (0.71%) New Relic
14 35 (0.54%) HP
14 35 (0.54%) WooCommerce
15 32 (0.50%) Xamarin
16 31 (0.48%) Splunk
17 29 (0.45%) Tableau
18 25 (0.39%) Rackspace
19 22 (0.34%) IBM