Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 51 50
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 -9
Permanent jobs citing PHP 9262 10243 10963
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.24% 5.19% 5.04%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.42% 9.91% 9.85%
Number of salaries quoted 8288 9312 9595
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14% -

PHP is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 98350 103342 111268
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 55.59% 52.40% 51.19%
Number of salaries quoted 81428 89447 94712
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 19 August 2017.

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 19 August 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 -5 8790 £40,000 - 784
UK excluding London 0 6313 £37,000 -1.33% 575
London -22 2790 £52,500 +5.00% 232
North of England +11 2073 £37,500 +7.14% 213
South East -7 1595 £40,000 - 114
North West +4 1148 £38,500 +10.00% 108
Midlands +7 1069 £32,500 - 103
Yorkshire +12 834 £36,500 -1.35% 92
South West -1 767 £35,350 +1.00% 68
West Midlands +3 727 £32,500 +4.84% 62
East of England -6 484 £37,500 - 53
East Midlands +21 342 £32,500 -7.14% 41
Scotland +15 228 £35,000 -7.89% 17
Wales -5 95 £40,000 +14.29% 6
North East +37 91 £35,000 +16.67% 13
Northern Ireland -16 8 £31,500 +6.78% 1
Isle of Man 0 2 £48,750 +39.29%

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 5769 (62.29%) JavaScript
2 5126 (55.34%) HTML
3 4881 (52.70%) CSS
4 4244 (45.82%) MySQL
5 2739 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
6 2623 (28.32%) Web Development
7 2564 (27.68%) Linux
8 2500 (26.99%) jQuery
9 2190 (23.65%) Git (software)
10 2034 (21.96%) MVC
11 2006 (21.66%) Java
12 1958 (21.14%) HTML5
13 1788 (19.30%) SQL
14 1713 (18.49%) AngularJS
15 1642 (17.73%) Laravel
16 1640 (17.71%) LAMP
17 1636 (17.66%) OO
18 1492 (16.11%) Python
19 1458 (15.74%) Symfony
20 1246 (13.45%) E-Commerce
21 1244 (13.43%) CSS3
22 1159 (12.51%) Node.js
23 1113 (12.02%) Front End Development
23 1113 (12.02%) OOP
24 1013 (10.94%) TDD
25 1009 (10.89%) .NET
26 1007 (10.87%) Apache
27 999 (10.79%) WordPress
28 982 (10.60%) Degree
29 954 (10.30%) DevOps

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 1007 (10.87%) Apache
2 999 (10.79%) WordPress
3 841 (9.08%) CMS
4 734 (7.92%) Drupal
5 364 (3.93%) nginx
6 256 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
7 178 (1.92%) Apache Solr
8 163 (1.76%) Tomcat
9 161 (1.74%) IIS
10 151 (1.63%) SharePoint
11 113 (1.22%) Joomla!
12 112 (1.21%) WebSphere
13 95 (1.03%) JBoss
14 93 (1.00%) Confluence
15 86 (0.93%) OpenStack
15 86 (0.93%) WebLogic
16 65 (0.70%) Apache Spark
17 34 (0.37%) Umbraco
18 29 (0.31%) Moodle
19 25 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 273 (2.95%) Photoshop
2 143 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 95 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
4 83 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
5 65 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 41 (0.44%) FileZilla
7 15 (0.16%) MS Visio
8 14 (0.15%) SPSS
9 13 (0.14%) InDesign
10 11 (0.12%) Moqups
11 8 (0.086%) InVision
12 7 (0.076%) GIMP
13 5 (0.054%) HipChat
14 4 (0.043%) FrameMaker
14 4 (0.043%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 3 (0.032%) Adobe After Effects
15 3 (0.032%) Adobe Premiere
16 2 (0.022%) Fireworks
17 1 (0.011%) Acrobat
17 1 (0.011%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 689 (7.44%) Magento
2 69 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
3 64 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 28 (0.30%) Shopify
5 20 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 18 (0.19%) OpenCart
6 18 (0.19%) WebTrends
7 16 (0.17%) Exstream
8 12 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 12 (0.13%) Revive Adserver
9 9 (0.097%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 8 (0.086%) iTrent
10 8 (0.086%) ResourceLink
10 8 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 7 (0.076%) nopCommerce
11 7 (0.076%) Visualfiles
12 6 (0.065%) Eloqua
12 6 (0.065%) osCommerce
13 5 (0.054%) Odoo
14 4 (0.043%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 929 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
2 392 (4.23%) GitHub
3 389 (4.20%) SaaS
4 260 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 136 (1.47%) PaaS
6 130 (1.40%) IaaS
7 116 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
8 107 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
9 96 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
10 92 (0.99%) Amazon S3
11 87 (0.94%) Google Analytics
12 73 (0.79%) Office 365
13 46 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
14 45 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
15 37 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 34 (0.37%) Slack
17 32 (0.35%) Trello
18 31 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 26 (0.28%) Loggly
20 22 (0.24%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 283 (3.06%) Internet
2 220 (2.38%) HTTP
3 190 (2.05%) DNS
4 158 (1.71%) TCP/IP
5 133 (1.44%) Firewall
6 105 (1.13%) FTP
7 99 (1.07%) SMTP
8 84 (0.91%) SSL
9 76 (0.82%) Intranet
10 67 (0.72%) SSH
11 46 (0.50%) DHCP
12 36 (0.39%) VPN
13 34 (0.37%) Junos
14 28 (0.30%) SAN
15 27 (0.29%) Network Security
16 26 (0.28%) Cisco IOS
16 26 (0.28%) Wireshark
17 25 (0.27%) Wireless
18 23 (0.25%) HTTPS
19 22 (0.24%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4244 (45.82%) MySQL
2 682 (7.36%) SQL Server
3 517 (5.58%) NoSQL
4 483 (5.21%) MongoDB
5 420 (4.53%) PostgreSQL
6 387 (4.18%) Relational Database
7 258 (2.79%) Redis
8 197 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 172 (1.86%) Big Data
10 100 (1.08%) MariaDB
11 97 (1.05%) Hadoop
12 92 (0.99%) RDBMS
13 88 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 83 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
15 74 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 70 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 39 (0.42%) MS Access
18 38 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
19 35 (0.38%) Blockchain
19 35 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2190 (23.65%) Git (software)
2 618 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 507 (5.47%) Subversion
4 431 (4.65%) JIRA
5 354 (3.82%) PHPUnit
6 343 (3.70%) gulp
7 260 (2.81%) Selenium
8 226 (2.44%) Grunt
9 214 (2.31%) Vagrant
10 145 (1.57%) webpack
11 132 (1.43%) Visual Studio
12 113 (1.22%) Maven
13 108 (1.17%) Cucumber
14 105 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 101 (1.09%) Bitbucket
16 92 (0.99%) JUnit
17 86 (0.93%) Eclipse
18 79 (0.85%) GitLab
19 76 (0.82%) WebDriver
20 64 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 914 (9.87%) Finance
2 908 (9.80%) Marketing
3 484 (5.23%) Advertising
4 466 (5.03%) Retail
5 326 (3.52%) Games
6 284 (3.07%) Telecoms
7 216 (2.33%) Electronics
8 196 (2.12%) Manufacturing
9 153 (1.65%) Banking
10 146 (1.58%) Legal
11 123 (1.33%) Publishing
12 104 (1.12%) Automotive
13 52 (0.56%) Back Office
14 41 (0.44%) Law
15 27 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
16 23 (0.25%) Front Office
17 21 (0.23%) Billing
17 21 (0.23%) Music Industry
18 18 (0.19%) Multimedia
19 13 (0.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6966 (75.21%) Developer
2 3901 (42.12%) PHP Developer
3 1262 (13.63%) Web Developer
4 1008 (10.88%) Senior Developer
5 866 (9.35%) JavaScript Developer
6 755 (8.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 633 (6.83%) Senior PHP Developer
8 629 (6.79%) PHP Web Developer
9 566 (6.11%) Full Stack Developer
10 544 (5.87%) HTML Developer
11 503 (5.43%) Junior
12 483 (5.21%) Software Developer
13 456 (4.92%) HTML CSS Developer
14 430 (4.64%) Junior Developer
15 400 (4.32%) MySQL Developer
16 389 (4.20%) PHP MySQL Developer
17 347 (3.75%) Java Developer
17 347 (3.75%) Lead Developer
18 321 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
19 283 (3.06%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5126 (55.34%) HTML
2 4881 (52.70%) CSS
3 2500 (26.99%) jQuery
4 1958 (21.14%) HTML5
5 1713 (18.49%) AngularJS
6 1642 (17.73%) Laravel
7 1640 (17.71%) LAMP
8 1458 (15.74%) Symfony
9 1244 (13.43%) CSS3
10 1159 (12.51%) Node.js
11 1009 (10.89%) .NET
12 850 (9.18%) React
13 831 (8.97%) Web Services
14 829 (8.95%) Sass
15 778 (8.40%) XML
16 699 (7.55%) Ajax
17 616 (6.65%) REST
18 591 (6.38%) RESTful
19 588 (6.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 564 (6.09%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 738 (7.97%) User Experience
2 666 (7.19%) Computer Science
3 586 (6.33%) Mobile App
4 338 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
5 277 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
6 232 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
7 151 (1.63%) Social Media
8 147 (1.59%) iPad
9 137 (1.48%) Fintech
10 133 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
11 102 (1.10%) Data Centre
12 83 (0.90%) Data Structures
13 82 (0.89%) Algorithms
14 66 (0.71%) Management Information System
15 64 (0.69%) Blog
16 60 (0.65%) Graphic Design
17 53 (0.57%) Digital Media
18 49 (0.53%) e-Learning
19 43 (0.46%) Replication
20 40 (0.43%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 2564 (27.68%) Linux
2 586 (6.33%) Windows
3 483 (5.21%) Android
4 478 (5.16%) Apple iOS
5 387 (4.18%) Unix
6 216 (2.33%) CentOS
7 194 (2.09%) Ubuntu
8 146 (1.58%) Windows Server
9 119 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 89 (0.96%) Debian
11 54 (0.58%) Solaris
12 51 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 37 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
14 29 (0.31%) AIX
15 25 (0.27%) Windows 7
16 21 (0.23%) Mac OS X
17 20 (0.22%) Embedded Linux
18 18 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
19 14 (0.15%) Windows 10
20 12 (0.13%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 2739 (29.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2623 (28.32%) Web Development
3 2034 (21.96%) MVC
4 1636 (17.66%) OO
5 1246 (13.45%) E-Commerce
6 1113 (12.02%) Front End Development
6 1113 (12.02%) OOP
7 1013 (10.94%) TDD
8 954 (10.30%) DevOps
9 915 (9.88%) Software Engineering
10 893 (9.64%) Scrum
11 791 (8.54%) Open Source
12 673 (7.27%) Continuous Integration
13 580 (6.26%) OO PHP
14 533 (5.75%) Mentoring
15 479 (5.17%) Test Automation
16 432 (4.66%) BDD
17 401 (4.33%) SDLC
18 381 (4.11%) Business Intelligence
19 364 (3.93%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 5769 (62.29%) JavaScript
2 2006 (21.66%) Java
3 1788 (19.30%) SQL
4 1492 (16.11%) Python
5 921 (9.94%) C#
6 723 (7.81%) Ruby
7 591 (6.38%) Perl
8 487 (5.26%) C++
9 456 (4.92%) Bash Shell
10 294 (3.17%) C
11 273 (2.95%) PHP 5
12 226 (2.44%) Go
13 224 (2.42%) PHP 7
14 211 (2.28%) PowerShell
15 175 (1.89%) Scala
16 156 (1.68%) ES6
17 128 (1.38%) VB.NET
18 126 (1.36%) T-SQL
19 97 (1.05%) Objective-C
20 93 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 982 (10.60%) Degree
2 343 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 79 (0.85%) Security Cleared
4 43 (0.46%) SC Cleared
5 38 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (0.31%) CISSP
7 25 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
8 24 (0.26%) PhD
9 23 (0.25%) DBS Check
10 21 (0.23%) Master's Degree
11 20 (0.22%) HND
11 20 (0.22%) ISTQB
12 19 (0.21%) CISM
13 18 (0.19%) RHCE
14 16 (0.17%) CCNA
14 16 (0.17%) CEH
14 16 (0.17%) ISEB
15 14 (0.15%) MCSD
16 12 (0.13%) CISA
16 12 (0.13%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 284 (3.07%) QA
2 48 (0.52%) SLA
3 40 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 33 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 30 (0.32%) GCP
6 15 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 14 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.076%) WCAG
9 6 (0.065%) COBIT
9 6 (0.065%) PMO
10 5 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.054%) HL7
10 5 (0.054%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 5 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 5 (0.054%) WAI
11 4 (0.043%) DICOM
12 2 (0.022%) FATCA
12 2 (0.022%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 1 (0.011%) Section 508
System Software
1 637 (6.88%) Docker
2 91 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (0.97%) Active Directory
4 71 (0.77%) Varnish
5 43 (0.46%) Hyper-V
6 31 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
7 28 (0.30%) KVM
8 25 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
9 24 (0.26%) VirtualBox
10 19 (0.21%) Xen
11 18 (0.19%) Firmware
11 18 (0.19%) NFS
12 14 (0.15%) Samba
12 14 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
13 13 (0.14%) RHEV
14 11 (0.12%) LXC
14 11 (0.12%) vSphere
15 10 (0.11%) HDFS
15 10 (0.11%) Postfix
16 8 (0.086%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 577 (6.23%) Puppet
2 420 (4.53%) Opscode Chef
3 370 (3.99%) Ansible
4 156 (1.68%) Kubernetes
5 131 (1.41%) Nagios
6 74 (0.80%) ZABBIX
7 67 (0.72%) Terraform
8 58 (0.63%) Salt
9 40 (0.43%) Kibana
10 37 (0.40%) logstash
11 36 (0.39%) cPanel
12 31 (0.33%) Grafana
13 30 (0.32%) Capistrano
14 28 (0.30%) SCCM
15 23 (0.25%) HAProxy
16 22 (0.24%) CFEngine
16 22 (0.24%) Juju
17 15 (0.16%) Plesk
18 14 (0.15%) Cacti
19 13 (0.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 903 (9.75%) Zend
2 430 (4.64%) Microsoft
3 424 (4.58%) Oracle
4 344 (3.71%) Google
5 205 (2.21%) Red Hat
6 199 (2.15%) Adobe
7 127 (1.37%) IBM
8 126 (1.36%) VMware
9 118 (1.27%) SAP
10 86 (0.93%) Demandware
11 77 (0.83%) Facebook
11 77 (0.83%) hybris
12 73 (0.79%) ATG
12 73 (0.79%) Twitter
13 72 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
14 64 (0.69%) Cisco
15 62 (0.67%) Apple
16 60 (0.65%) PayPal
17 57 (0.62%) Atlassian
18 53 (0.57%) New Relic