Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 50 54
Rank change year-on-year -5 +4 -10
Permanent jobs citing PHP 8954 10014 10891
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.08% 5.23% 4.94%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.17% 9.93% 9.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7964 9105 9620
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,000 £24,000
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% +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 97629 100837 113498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.42% 52.68% 51.50%
Number of salaries quoted 80078 87077 97055
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +1.27%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -4 8512 £40,000 - 557
UK excluding London 0 6116 £37,500 - 394
London -26 2682 £52,500 +5.00% 173
North of England +9 1937 £37,500 +7.14% 139
South East -8 1592 £40,000 - 66
Midlands +7 1114 £32,500 - 80
North West +6 1098 £38,500 +6.94% 67
West Midlands +4 783 £32,500 +1.56% 37
Yorkshire +9 747 £37,500 +7.14% 68
South West +1 731 £36,000 +2.86% 51
East of England -18 446 £37,500 - 48
East Midlands +18 331 £33,500 -10.67% 43
Scotland -2 205 £35,000 -7.28% 4
North East +32 92 £35,000 +16.67% 4
Wales -17 82 £40,000 +14.29% 4
Northern Ireland -18 14 £21,000 -32.26% 2

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 5606 (62.61%) JavaScript
2 4906 (54.79%) HTML
3 4685 (52.32%) CSS
4 4099 (45.78%) MySQL
5 2700 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
6 2529 (28.24%) Web Development
7 2407 (26.88%) jQuery
8 2382 (26.60%) Linux
9 2087 (23.31%) Git (software)
10 2016 (22.52%) Java
11 1905 (21.28%) MVC
12 1847 (20.63%) HTML5
13 1731 (19.33%) SQL
14 1685 (18.82%) Laravel
15 1653 (18.46%) AngularJS
16 1528 (17.06%) LAMP
17 1507 (16.83%) OO
18 1493 (16.67%) Python
19 1400 (15.64%) Symfony
20 1165 (13.01%) Node.js
21 1149 (12.83%) E-Commerce
22 1132 (12.64%) CSS3
23 1105 (12.34%) Front End Development
24 1089 (12.16%) OOP
25 999 (11.16%) TDD
26 996 (11.12%) WordPress
27 978 (10.92%) .NET
28 948 (10.59%) C#
29 947 (10.58%) DevOps
30 939 (10.49%) Finance

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
1 996 (11.12%) WordPress
2 937 (10.46%) Apache
3 834 (9.31%) CMS
4 666 (7.44%) Drupal
5 340 (3.80%) nginx
6 234 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
7 173 (1.93%) Apache Solr
8 172 (1.92%) IIS
9 157 (1.75%) Tomcat
10 145 (1.62%) SharePoint
11 120 (1.34%) Joomla!
12 102 (1.14%) Confluence
13 87 (0.97%) WebSphere
14 79 (0.88%) JBoss
15 77 (0.86%) WebLogic
16 71 (0.79%) OpenStack
17 57 (0.64%) Apache Spark
18 37 (0.41%) Umbraco
19 33 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
20 32 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 277 (3.09%) Photoshop
2 167 (1.87%) Adobe Illustrator
3 91 (1.02%) Microsoft Office
4 83 (0.93%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 75 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
6 41 (0.46%) FileZilla
7 15 (0.17%) InDesign
8 14 (0.16%) SPSS
9 11 (0.12%) Moqups
10 7 (0.078%) GIMP
10 7 (0.078%) HipChat
11 6 (0.067%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 5 (0.056%) FrameMaker
13 4 (0.045%) Maple
13 4 (0.045%) MS Visio
14 3 (0.034%) Adobe After Effects
14 3 (0.034%) Adobe Premiere
15 2 (0.022%) Fireworks
16 1 (0.011%) InVision
16 1 (0.011%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 656 (7.33%) Magento
2 74 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 56 (0.63%) Payment Gateway
4 30 (0.34%) Shopify
5 24 (0.27%) OpenCart
6 21 (0.23%) WebTrends
7 20 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
8 16 (0.18%) Exstream
9 14 (0.16%) NetSuite
10 13 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 12 (0.13%) Revive Adserver
12 9 (0.10%) Salesforce.com CRM
13 8 (0.089%) iTrent
13 8 (0.089%) ResourceLink
14 7 (0.078%) Visualfiles
15 6 (0.067%) Eloqua
15 6 (0.067%) nopCommerce
15 6 (0.067%) Odoo
16 5 (0.056%) osCommerce
16 5 (0.056%) Zen Cart
Cloud Services
1 928 (10.36%) Amazon AWS
2 383 (4.28%) GitHub
3 356 (3.98%) SaaS
4 293 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 143 (1.60%) PaaS
6 130 (1.45%) IaaS
7 118 (1.32%) npm
8 117 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
9 114 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
10 102 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
11 92 (1.03%) Amazon S3
12 84 (0.94%) Google Analytics
13 68 (0.76%) Office 365
14 49 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
15 46 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
16 43 (0.48%) Slack
17 36 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 29 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 26 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
19 26 (0.29%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 275 (3.07%) Internet
2 224 (2.50%) HTTP
3 188 (2.10%) DNS
4 132 (1.47%) TCP/IP
5 128 (1.43%) Firewall
6 109 (1.22%) FTP
7 98 (1.09%) SMTP
8 87 (0.97%) SSL
9 82 (0.92%) Intranet
10 58 (0.65%) SSH
11 46 (0.51%) DHCP
12 35 (0.39%) VPN
13 31 (0.35%) Network Security
14 30 (0.34%) SAN
15 29 (0.32%) Junos
16 26 (0.29%) Wireless
17 24 (0.27%) VLAN
18 22 (0.25%) Cisco IOS
18 22 (0.25%) Skype
18 22 (0.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4099 (45.78%) MySQL
2 678 (7.57%) SQL Server
3 539 (6.02%) NoSQL
4 459 (5.13%) MongoDB
5 383 (4.28%) Relational Database
6 367 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
7 272 (3.04%) Redis
8 166 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
9 155 (1.73%) Big Data
10 121 (1.35%) MariaDB
11 103 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 90 (1.01%) Hadoop
13 86 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 75 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
15 69 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 67 (0.75%) RDBMS
17 40 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
18 39 (0.44%) MS Access
19 38 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
20 34 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2087 (23.31%) Git (software)
2 597 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 481 (5.37%) Subversion
4 442 (4.94%) JIRA
5 364 (4.07%) gulp
6 363 (4.05%) PHPUnit
7 259 (2.89%) Selenium
8 236 (2.64%) Grunt
9 231 (2.58%) Vagrant
10 145 (1.62%) webpack
11 136 (1.52%) Visual Studio
12 122 (1.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 118 (1.32%) Bitbucket
14 104 (1.16%) Cucumber
15 100 (1.12%) Maven
16 94 (1.05%) JUnit
17 84 (0.94%) GitLab
18 81 (0.90%) WebDriver
19 69 (0.77%) Eclipse
20 57 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 939 (10.49%) Finance
2 909 (10.15%) Marketing
3 536 (5.99%) Advertising
4 470 (5.25%) Retail
5 310 (3.46%) Games
6 273 (3.05%) Telecoms
7 213 (2.38%) Electronics
8 192 (2.14%) Manufacturing
9 160 (1.79%) Banking
10 143 (1.60%) Legal
11 119 (1.33%) Automotive
12 99 (1.11%) Publishing
13 54 (0.60%) Back Office
14 36 (0.40%) Law
15 32 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
16 24 (0.27%) Front Office
17 23 (0.26%) Music Industry
18 22 (0.25%) Multimedia
19 16 (0.18%) Financial Institution
20 15 (0.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6699 (74.82%) Developer
2 3749 (41.87%) PHP Developer
3 1173 (13.10%) Web Developer
4 974 (10.88%) Senior Developer
5 817 (9.12%) JavaScript Developer
6 758 (8.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 597 (6.67%) Senior PHP Developer
8 582 (6.50%) PHP Web Developer
9 575 (6.42%) Full Stack Developer
10 526 (5.87%) HTML Developer
11 488 (5.45%) Junior
12 449 (5.01%) HTML CSS Developer
13 423 (4.72%) Junior Developer
14 405 (4.52%) Software Developer
15 378 (4.22%) Lead Developer
16 355 (3.96%) MySQL Developer
17 352 (3.93%) PHP MySQL Developer
18 319 (3.56%) Java Developer
19 317 (3.54%) DevOps Engineer
20 253 (2.83%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4906 (54.79%) HTML
2 4685 (52.32%) CSS
3 2407 (26.88%) jQuery
4 1847 (20.63%) HTML5
5 1685 (18.82%) Laravel
6 1653 (18.46%) AngularJS
7 1528 (17.06%) LAMP
8 1400 (15.64%) Symfony
9 1165 (13.01%) Node.js
10 1132 (12.64%) CSS3
11 978 (10.92%) .NET
12 856 (9.56%) React
13 843 (9.41%) Sass
14 832 (9.29%) Web Services
15 693 (7.74%) XML
16 629 (7.02%) Ajax
17 603 (6.73%) REST
18 581 (6.49%) RESTful
19 558 (6.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 551 (6.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 752 (8.40%) User Experience
2 630 (7.04%) Computer Science
3 554 (6.19%) Mobile App
4 307 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
5 297 (3.32%) Greenfield Project
6 195 (2.18%) Linux Command Line
7 152 (1.70%) Fintech
8 141 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
8 141 (1.57%) Social Media
9 126 (1.41%) iPad
10 108 (1.21%) Data Centre
11 79 (0.88%) Data Structures
12 71 (0.79%) Graphic Design
13 66 (0.74%) Algorithms
14 65 (0.73%) Digital Media
15 60 (0.67%) Blog
16 58 (0.65%) Management Information System
17 47 (0.52%) BBC
17 47 (0.52%) Private Cloud
17 47 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2382 (26.60%) Linux
2 601 (6.71%) Windows
3 453 (5.06%) Android
4 442 (4.94%) Apple iOS
5 374 (4.18%) Unix
6 201 (2.24%) Ubuntu
7 192 (2.14%) CentOS
8 146 (1.63%) Windows Server
9 114 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 88 (0.98%) Debian
11 49 (0.55%) Solaris
12 43 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (0.31%) Windows 7
14 23 (0.26%) AIX
14 23 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
15 20 (0.22%) Windows 10
16 16 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
17 12 (0.13%) Fedora
18 10 (0.11%) Mac OS X
19 9 (0.10%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 2700 (30.15%) Agile Software Development
2 2529 (28.24%) Web Development
3 1905 (21.28%) MVC
4 1507 (16.83%) OO
5 1149 (12.83%) E-Commerce
6 1105 (12.34%) Front End Development
7 1089 (12.16%) OOP
8 999 (11.16%) TDD
9 947 (10.58%) DevOps
10 878 (9.81%) Scrum
11 838 (9.36%) Software Engineering
12 705 (7.87%) Open Source
13 648 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
14 584 (6.52%) Mentoring
15 546 (6.10%) OO PHP
16 465 (5.19%) Test Automation
17 417 (4.66%) SDLC
18 398 (4.44%) BDD
19 369 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
20 359 (4.01%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 5606 (62.61%) JavaScript
2 2016 (22.52%) Java
3 1731 (19.33%) SQL
4 1493 (16.67%) Python
5 948 (10.59%) C#
6 722 (8.06%) Ruby
7 511 (5.71%) Perl
8 477 (5.33%) C++
9 430 (4.80%) Bash Shell
10 287 (3.21%) PHP 5
11 283 (3.16%) C
12 236 (2.64%) PHP 7
13 220 (2.46%) Go
14 208 (2.32%) PowerShell
15 173 (1.93%) Scala
16 158 (1.76%) ES6
17 144 (1.61%) T-SQL
18 128 (1.43%) VB.NET
19 97 (1.08%) VBA
20 83 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 920 (10.27%) Degree
2 325 (3.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 76 (0.85%) Security Cleared
4 46 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (0.44%) SC Cleared
6 25 (0.28%) PhD
7 23 (0.26%) Master's Degree
8 18 (0.20%) MCSD
9 16 (0.18%) DBS Check
9 16 (0.18%) ISTQB
10 15 (0.17%) CISSP
10 15 (0.17%) ISEB
11 14 (0.16%) RHCE
12 13 (0.15%) CEH
12 13 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (0.15%) HND
13 12 (0.13%) CCNA
14 11 (0.12%) CISM
14 11 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.12%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 270 (3.02%) QA
2 44 (0.49%) SLA
3 35 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 29 (0.32%) GCP
5 24 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 15 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 14 (0.16%) WCAG
8 12 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.13%) WAI
9 5 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials
10 4 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 4 (0.045%) PMO
11 3 (0.034%) HL7
12 2 (0.022%) COBIT
12 2 (0.022%) DICOM
12 2 (0.022%) FATCA
12 2 (0.022%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.022%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 2 (0.022%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 2 (0.022%) Web Application Security Consortium
System Software
1 656 (7.33%) Docker
2 99 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (1.04%) Active Directory
4 55 (0.61%) Varnish
5 43 (0.48%) Hyper-V
6 26 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
7 23 (0.26%) KVM
8 22 (0.25%) VirtualBox
9 17 (0.19%) Xen
10 13 (0.15%) RHEV
11 12 (0.13%) NFS
11 12 (0.13%) Postfix
11 12 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (0.13%) vSphere
12 10 (0.11%) Samba
13 9 (0.10%) Sendmail
14 8 (0.089%) DFS Replication
14 8 (0.089%) HDFS
15 7 (0.078%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 582 (6.50%) Puppet
2 420 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
3 366 (4.09%) Ansible
4 162 (1.81%) Kubernetes
5 111 (1.24%) Nagios
6 69 (0.77%) ZABBIX
7 68 (0.76%) Terraform
8 48 (0.54%) Salt
9 41 (0.46%) Kibana
10 37 (0.41%) logstash
11 34 (0.38%) cPanel
12 33 (0.37%) Capistrano
13 28 (0.31%) HAProxy
13 28 (0.31%) SCCM
14 27 (0.30%) Grafana
15 19 (0.21%) Juju
16 15 (0.17%) CFEngine
17 14 (0.16%) Cacti
17 14 (0.16%) Plesk
18 13 (0.15%) Control-M
Vendors
1 897 (10.02%) Zend
2 427 (4.77%) Microsoft
3 399 (4.46%) Oracle
4 351 (3.92%) Google
5 218 (2.43%) Adobe
6 196 (2.19%) Red Hat
7 138 (1.54%) VMware
8 118 (1.32%) SAP
9 106 (1.18%) IBM
10 78 (0.87%) Facebook
11 74 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
12 71 (0.79%) Twitter
13 70 (0.78%) Demandware
14 68 (0.76%) Atlassian
15 62 (0.69%) Cisco
16 61 (0.68%) Apple
17 60 (0.67%) hybris
18 59 (0.66%) PayPal
19 57 (0.64%) ATG
20 48 (0.54%) New Relic