Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 54 54
Rank change year-on-year +6 0 -10
Permanent jobs citing PHP 9453 9333 10371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.26% 5.05% 4.81%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.53% 9.52% 9.28%
Number of salaries quoted 8376 8487 9260
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.94%

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 99175 98033 111766
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.20% 53.03% 51.83%
Number of salaries quoted 81921 84416 96012
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +3 8977 £40,000 - 733
UK excluding London +3 6408 £37,500 - 504
London -6 2882 £52,500 +5.00% 255
North of England +4 1940 £37,500 +7.14% 195
South East +1 1818 £40,000 -2.44% 129
Midlands +12 1238 £34,000 -2.86% 78
North West -1 1121 £40,000 +11.11% 111
West Midlands +5 866 £32,500 -7.14% 43
Yorkshire +11 703 £37,500 +7.14% 69
South West -3 647 £35,250 +0.71% 42
East of England -9 451 £40,000 +14.29% 33
East Midlands +21 376 £35,000 - 33
Scotland -3 213 £36,000 -10.00% 20
North East +14 117 £35,000 +16.67% 15
Wales -25 81 £35,000 - 6
Northern Ireland -6 30 £40,000 +35.59% 1

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 5907 (62.49%) JavaScript
2 5006 (52.96%) HTML
3 4698 (49.70%) CSS
4 4335 (45.86%) MySQL
5 3033 (32.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2864 (30.30%) Web Development
7 2536 (26.83%) Java
8 2474 (26.17%) Linux
9 2457 (25.99%) jQuery
10 2169 (22.95%) Git (software)
11 2141 (22.65%) MVC
12 1869 (19.77%) Laravel
13 1848 (19.55%) HTML5
14 1767 (18.69%) SQL
15 1682 (17.79%) AngularJS
16 1610 (17.03%) OO
17 1584 (16.76%) Python
18 1507 (15.94%) LAMP
19 1500 (15.87%) Symfony
20 1358 (14.37%) OOP
21 1302 (13.77%) Node.js
22 1250 (13.22%) E-Commerce
23 1231 (13.02%) Front End Development
24 1139 (12.05%) CSS3
25 1095 (11.58%) TDD
26 1017 (10.76%) WordPress
27 998 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
28 997 (10.55%) DevOps
29 980 (10.37%) C#
30 979 (10.36%) Zend

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 1017 (10.76%) WordPress
2 922 (9.75%) Apache
3 858 (9.08%) CMS
4 608 (6.43%) Drupal
5 339 (3.59%) nginx
6 242 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
7 152 (1.61%) Confluence
8 150 (1.59%) IIS
9 124 (1.31%) Apache Solr
10 121 (1.28%) Joomla!
11 98 (1.04%) Tomcat
12 92 (0.97%) SharePoint
13 46 (0.49%) OpenStack
14 45 (0.48%) JBoss
15 39 (0.41%) WebSphere
16 32 (0.34%) Apache Spark
17 30 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
18 29 (0.31%) SAS
18 29 (0.31%) Umbraco
19 28 (0.30%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 297 (3.14%) Photoshop
2 170 (1.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 103 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 71 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
5 39 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
6 20 (0.21%) FileZilla
7 19 (0.20%) SPSS
8 12 (0.13%) InDesign
9 11 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 9 (0.095%) HipChat
10 9 (0.095%) Moqups
11 7 (0.074%) GIMP
12 6 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
13 5 (0.053%) Acrobat
13 5 (0.053%) FrameMaker
14 4 (0.042%) Maple
15 2 (0.021%) FreeHand
15 2 (0.021%) MS Visio
16 1 (0.011%) Fireworks
16 1 (0.011%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 683 (7.23%) Magento
2 57 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
3 33 (0.35%) Shopify
4 32 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 26 (0.28%) OpenCart
6 19 (0.20%) WebTrends
7 15 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 13 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 12 (0.13%) NetSuite
9 12 (0.13%) Revive Adserver
10 11 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.074%) Workday HCM
12 6 (0.063%) osCommerce
13 5 (0.053%) Dynamics AX
13 5 (0.053%) Eloqua
13 5 (0.053%) Odoo
13 5 (0.053%) Zen Cart
14 4 (0.042%) Adobe Campaign
14 4 (0.042%) BusinessWorks
14 4 (0.042%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 998 (10.56%) Amazon AWS
2 432 (4.57%) GitHub
3 379 (4.01%) SaaS
4 291 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 121 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
6 116 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 110 (1.16%) npm
7 110 (1.16%) PaaS
8 101 (1.07%) IaaS
9 96 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
10 94 (0.99%) Amazon S3
11 87 (0.92%) Google Analytics
12 55 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
13 54 (0.57%) Serverless
14 52 (0.55%) Office 365
15 48 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
16 47 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 44 (0.47%) Slack
18 33 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
18 33 (0.35%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 260 (2.75%) Internet
2 231 (2.44%) HTTP
3 200 (2.12%) DNS
4 153 (1.62%) Firewall
5 136 (1.44%) TCP/IP
6 106 (1.12%) SSL
7 96 (1.02%) SMTP
8 71 (0.75%) VPN
9 69 (0.73%) FTP
10 51 (0.54%) Intranet
11 44 (0.47%) Network Security
11 44 (0.47%) SMS
11 44 (0.47%) SNMP
12 37 (0.39%) SSH
12 37 (0.39%) VoIP
13 36 (0.38%) DHCP
14 31 (0.33%) VLAN
15 29 (0.31%) BGP
16 27 (0.29%) Broadband
17 24 (0.25%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4335 (45.86%) MySQL
2 723 (7.65%) SQL Server
3 591 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 487 (5.15%) MongoDB
5 361 (3.82%) PostgreSQL
6 354 (3.74%) Relational Database
7 260 (2.75%) Redis
8 158 (1.67%) Big Data
9 141 (1.49%) MariaDB
10 120 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
11 87 (0.92%) Hadoop
12 86 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 77 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
14 73 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 71 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 57 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
17 51 (0.54%) RDBMS
18 31 (0.33%) DB2
19 29 (0.31%) MS Access
20 27 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2169 (22.95%) Git (software)
2 598 (6.33%) Jenkins
3 574 (6.07%) Subversion
4 519 (5.49%) JIRA
5 404 (4.27%) PHPUnit
6 366 (3.87%) gulp
7 284 (3.00%) Selenium
8 267 (2.82%) Grunt
9 232 (2.45%) Vagrant
10 167 (1.77%) Maven
11 150 (1.59%) Bitbucket
12 142 (1.50%) Visual Studio
13 133 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 128 (1.35%) Cucumber
15 121 (1.28%) webpack
16 104 (1.10%) JUnit
16 104 (1.10%) TeamCity
17 83 (0.88%) WebDriver
18 65 (0.69%) GitLab
19 53 (0.56%) Mercurial
General
1 928 (9.82%) Advertising
2 904 (9.56%) Finance
3 800 (8.46%) Marketing
4 650 (6.88%) Retail
5 342 (3.62%) Games
6 253 (2.68%) Telecoms
7 192 (2.03%) Banking
8 138 (1.46%) Automotive
9 125 (1.32%) Manufacturing
10 119 (1.26%) Electronics
11 105 (1.11%) Legal
12 81 (0.86%) Publishing
13 77 (0.81%) Law
14 67 (0.71%) Back Office
15 48 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
16 33 (0.35%) Multimedia
17 23 (0.24%) Music Industry
18 20 (0.21%) Financial Institution
19 19 (0.20%) Front Office
20 15 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 7046 (74.54%) Developer
2 3953 (41.82%) PHP Developer
3 1218 (12.88%) Web Developer
4 1095 (11.58%) Senior Developer
5 786 (8.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 707 (7.48%) JavaScript Developer
7 682 (7.21%) Senior PHP Developer
8 613 (6.48%) PHP Web Developer
9 570 (6.03%) Full Stack Developer
10 465 (4.92%) Junior
11 456 (4.82%) Java Developer
12 434 (4.59%) HTML Developer
13 410 (4.34%) Lead Developer
14 406 (4.29%) Junior Developer
15 402 (4.25%) Software Developer
16 363 (3.84%) HTML CSS Developer
17 321 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
18 300 (3.17%) Software Engineer
19 298 (3.15%) MySQL Developer
20 294 (3.11%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5006 (52.96%) HTML
2 4698 (49.70%) CSS
3 2457 (25.99%) jQuery
4 1869 (19.77%) Laravel
5 1848 (19.55%) HTML5
6 1682 (17.79%) AngularJS
7 1507 (15.94%) LAMP
8 1500 (15.87%) Symfony
9 1302 (13.77%) Node.js
10 1139 (12.05%) CSS3
11 932 (9.86%) .NET
12 913 (9.66%) React
13 891 (9.43%) Sass
14 814 (8.61%) Web Services
15 661 (6.99%) XML
16 628 (6.64%) REST
17 617 (6.53%) Ajax
18 591 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 588 (6.22%) RESTful
20 535 (5.66%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 693 (7.33%) User Experience
2 613 (6.48%) Mobile App
3 577 (6.10%) Computer Science
4 396 (4.19%) Greenfield Project
5 299 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
6 194 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
7 192 (2.03%) Fintech
8 154 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
9 139 (1.47%) Social Media
10 89 (0.94%) Data Centre
11 82 (0.87%) iPad
12 72 (0.76%) Graphic Design
13 68 (0.72%) Management Information System
14 65 (0.69%) Algorithms
15 64 (0.68%) Private Cloud
16 63 (0.67%) BBC
16 63 (0.67%) Digital Media
17 61 (0.65%) Blog
18 56 (0.59%) Data Structures
19 47 (0.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2474 (26.17%) Linux
2 603 (6.38%) Windows
3 419 (4.43%) Android
4 407 (4.31%) Unix
5 381 (4.03%) Apple iOS
6 216 (2.28%) Ubuntu
7 214 (2.26%) CentOS
8 109 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 104 (1.10%) Windows Server
10 97 (1.03%) Debian
11 34 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (0.29%) Windows 7
13 26 (0.28%) Solaris
13 26 (0.28%) Windows 10
14 23 (0.24%) Mac OS X
15 15 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (0.15%) FreeBSD
17 11 (0.12%) AIX
17 11 (0.12%) CoreOS
17 11 (0.12%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 3033 (32.09%) Agile Software Development
2 2864 (30.30%) Web Development
3 2141 (22.65%) MVC
4 1610 (17.03%) OO
5 1358 (14.37%) OOP
6 1250 (13.22%) E-Commerce
7 1231 (13.02%) Front End Development
8 1095 (11.58%) TDD
9 997 (10.55%) DevOps
10 967 (10.23%) Software Engineering
11 932 (9.86%) Scrum
12 719 (7.61%) Open Source
13 642 (6.79%) OO PHP
14 639 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
15 635 (6.72%) Mentoring
16 573 (6.06%) Test Automation
17 542 (5.73%) SDLC
18 417 (4.41%) BDD
19 398 (4.21%) Microservices
20 381 (4.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5907 (62.49%) JavaScript
2 2536 (26.83%) Java
3 1767 (18.69%) SQL
4 1584 (16.76%) Python
5 980 (10.37%) C#
6 817 (8.64%) Ruby
7 483 (5.11%) Perl
8 480 (5.08%) C++
9 461 (4.88%) Bash Shell
10 301 (3.18%) PHP 7
11 290 (3.07%) PHP 5
12 274 (2.90%) C
13 203 (2.15%) Go
14 188 (1.99%) PowerShell
14 188 (1.99%) Scala
15 139 (1.47%) T-SQL
16 134 (1.42%) ES6
17 110 (1.16%) VB.NET
18 99 (1.05%) Shell Script
19 85 (0.90%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 847 (8.96%) Degree
2 294 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 149 (1.58%) Security Cleared
4 56 (0.59%) SC Cleared
5 52 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (0.36%) CISSP
8 31 (0.33%) Master's Degree
9 30 (0.32%) ISTQB
10 29 (0.31%) CCNA
11 28 (0.30%) ISEB
12 24 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (0.21%) PhD
14 19 (0.20%) DV Cleared
15 18 (0.19%) MCSD
15 18 (0.19%) SANS
16 17 (0.18%) MCSE
17 15 (0.16%) GIAC
17 15 (0.16%) RHCE
18 14 (0.15%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 314 (3.32%) QA
2 75 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 36 (0.38%) SLA
4 32 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (0.33%) GCP
6 18 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 16 (0.17%) WAI
8 15 (0.16%) WCAG
9 9 (0.095%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.074%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 6 (0.063%) GDPR
12 4 (0.042%) COBIT
12 4 (0.042%) GPG13
12 4 (0.042%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.042%) PMO
13 3 (0.032%) Cyber Essentials
13 3 (0.032%) DICOM
13 3 (0.032%) HL7
14 2 (0.021%) Sarbanes-Oxley
15 1 (0.011%) FATCA
System Software
1 713 (7.54%) Docker
2 124 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (0.87%) Active Directory
4 37 (0.39%) Hyper-V
5 31 (0.33%) KVM
6 23 (0.24%) NFS
7 22 (0.23%) vSphere
8 21 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (0.19%) Postfix
10 17 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
10 17 (0.18%) VirtualBox
10 17 (0.18%) Xen
11 16 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
12 14 (0.15%) Varnish
13 13 (0.14%) Samba
14 9 (0.095%) BIND 9
14 9 (0.095%) Kamailio
15 8 (0.085%) Apache Flume
15 8 (0.085%) RHEV
15 8 (0.085%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 590 (6.24%) Puppet
2 431 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
3 424 (4.49%) Ansible
4 154 (1.63%) Kubernetes
5 150 (1.59%) Nagios
6 85 (0.90%) ZABBIX
7 84 (0.89%) Terraform
8 47 (0.50%) Kibana
8 47 (0.50%) Salt
9 38 (0.40%) HAProxy
10 37 (0.39%) Capistrano
11 35 (0.37%) SCCM
12 30 (0.32%) cPanel
13 28 (0.30%) Cacti
14 23 (0.24%) logstash
15 19 (0.20%) Plesk
16 18 (0.19%) Grafana
17 17 (0.18%) Packer
18 14 (0.15%) OpenNMS
19 13 (0.14%) RANCID
Vendors
1 979 (10.36%) Zend
2 457 (4.83%) Google
3 395 (4.18%) Oracle
4 393 (4.16%) Microsoft
5 258 (2.73%) Adobe
6 195 (2.06%) VMware
7 170 (1.80%) Red Hat
8 118 (1.25%) Twitter
9 94 (0.99%) Apple
10 87 (0.92%) Cisco
11 86 (0.91%) Atlassian
12 71 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
13 68 (0.72%) IBM
14 65 (0.69%) Facebook
15 62 (0.66%) WooCommerce
16 58 (0.61%) Splunk
17 57 (0.60%) SAP
18 47 (0.50%) New Relic
19 44 (0.47%) PayPal
20 43 (0.45%) Rackspace