Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 52 54
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -11
Permanent jobs citing PHP 9445 9648 10417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.23% 5.07% 4.83%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.46% 9.59% 9.33%
Number of salaries quoted 8351 8812 9228
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,025 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +4.48%

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 99821 100632 111622
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.27% 52.91% 51.73%
Number of salaries quoted 82213 86844 95422
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +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 22 November 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 22 November 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 +2 8982 £40,000 - 759
UK excluding London +1 6391 £37,500 - 525
London -6 2894 £52,500 +5.00% 255
North of England +8 1996 £37,500 +7.14% 180
South East -1 1754 £40,000 - 128
Midlands +8 1218 £32,750 -6.43% 95
North West +3 1153 £38,500 +2.67% 94
West Midlands +4 840 £32,500 - 52
Yorkshire +12 730 £37,500 +7.14% 75
South West -2 680 £36,742 +4.98% 51
East of England -12 437 £37,500 +2.74% 47
East Midlands +22 379 £35,000 - 42
Scotland -11 204 £35,500 -11.25% 16
North East +21 113 £35,000 +16.67% 11
Wales -28 83 £37,500 +7.14% 8
Northern Ireland -4 27 £37,500 +27.12%

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 5922 (62.70%) JavaScript
2 5049 (53.46%) HTML
3 4765 (50.45%) CSS
4 4360 (46.16%) MySQL
5 3005 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
6 2790 (29.54%) Web Development
7 2497 (26.44%) jQuery
8 2465 (26.10%) Linux
9 2431 (25.74%) Java
10 2189 (23.18%) Git (software)
11 2099 (22.22%) MVC
12 1879 (19.89%) HTML5
13 1850 (19.59%) Laravel
14 1747 (18.50%) SQL
15 1691 (17.90%) AngularJS
16 1597 (16.91%) OO
17 1564 (16.56%) Python
18 1537 (16.27%) LAMP
19 1519 (16.08%) Symfony
20 1306 (13.83%) Node.js
21 1292 (13.68%) OOP
22 1242 (13.15%) Front End Development
23 1230 (13.02%) E-Commerce
24 1168 (12.37%) CSS3
25 1085 (11.49%) TDD
26 1036 (10.97%) WordPress
27 1014 (10.74%) DevOps
28 1000 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
29 979 (10.37%) Zend
30 963 (10.20%) C#

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 1036 (10.97%) WordPress
2 919 (9.73%) Apache
3 860 (9.11%) CMS
4 642 (6.80%) Drupal
5 341 (3.61%) nginx
6 245 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
7 166 (1.76%) IIS
8 145 (1.54%) Confluence
9 143 (1.51%) Apache Solr
10 117 (1.24%) Joomla!
11 116 (1.23%) Tomcat
12 107 (1.13%) SharePoint
13 53 (0.56%) JBoss
14 52 (0.55%) OpenStack
14 52 (0.55%) WebSphere
15 40 (0.42%) WebLogic
16 39 (0.41%) Apache Spark
17 31 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
18 28 (0.30%) SAS
19 27 (0.29%) Umbraco
Applications
1 309 (3.27%) Photoshop
2 179 (1.90%) Adobe Illustrator
3 98 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 83 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
5 48 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
6 28 (0.30%) FileZilla
7 19 (0.20%) SPSS
8 12 (0.13%) InDesign
9 9 (0.095%) HipChat
9 9 (0.095%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 9 (0.095%) Moqups
10 7 (0.074%) GIMP
11 5 (0.053%) FrameMaker
12 4 (0.042%) Maple
12 4 (0.042%) Spreadsheet
13 3 (0.032%) MS Visio
14 2 (0.021%) FreeHand
15 1 (0.011%) Acrobat
15 1 (0.011%) Fireworks
15 1 (0.011%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 683 (7.23%) Magento
2 60 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
3 46 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 33 (0.35%) Shopify
5 27 (0.29%) OpenCart
6 16 (0.17%) NetSuite
6 16 (0.17%) WebTrends
7 14 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 14 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 13 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
9 12 (0.13%) Revive Adserver
10 7 (0.074%) osCommerce
10 7 (0.074%) Workday HCM
11 5 (0.053%) Eloqua
11 5 (0.053%) Exstream
11 5 (0.053%) Odoo
11 5 (0.053%) Unit4 Business World
11 5 (0.053%) Zen Cart
12 4 (0.042%) Adobe Campaign
12 4 (0.042%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1000 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
2 414 (4.38%) GitHub
3 362 (3.83%) SaaS
4 298 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 127 (1.34%) PaaS
6 119 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 118 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
8 116 (1.23%) IaaS
9 107 (1.13%) npm
10 93 (0.98%) Amazon S3
11 92 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
11 92 (0.97%) Google Analytics
12 57 (0.60%) Serverless
13 55 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
14 53 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
14 53 (0.56%) Office 365
15 44 (0.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 42 (0.44%) Slack
17 35 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
18 30 (0.32%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 265 (2.81%) Internet
2 227 (2.40%) HTTP
3 200 (2.12%) DNS
4 145 (1.54%) Firewall
5 139 (1.47%) TCP/IP
6 110 (1.16%) SSL
7 104 (1.10%) SMTP
8 86 (0.91%) FTP
9 63 (0.67%) Intranet
10 55 (0.58%) VPN
11 44 (0.47%) SSH
12 43 (0.46%) Network Security
13 39 (0.41%) DHCP
14 34 (0.36%) SMS
15 33 (0.35%) SNMP
16 28 (0.30%) VoIP
17 26 (0.28%) SAN
18 24 (0.25%) Skype
19 21 (0.22%) VLAN
20 19 (0.20%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4360 (46.16%) MySQL
2 712 (7.54%) SQL Server
3 582 (6.16%) NoSQL
4 462 (4.89%) MongoDB
5 370 (3.92%) Relational Database
6 349 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
7 265 (2.81%) Redis
8 159 (1.68%) Big Data
9 146 (1.55%) MariaDB
10 125 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
11 88 (0.93%) Hadoop
12 86 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 79 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 77 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
15 72 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 55 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
17 53 (0.56%) RDBMS
18 34 (0.36%) MS Access
19 31 (0.33%) DB2
20 30 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2189 (23.18%) Git (software)
2 599 (6.34%) Jenkins
3 565 (5.98%) Subversion
4 526 (5.57%) JIRA
5 415 (4.39%) PHPUnit
6 372 (3.94%) gulp
7 276 (2.92%) Selenium
8 272 (2.88%) Grunt
9 242 (2.56%) Vagrant
10 154 (1.63%) Maven
11 148 (1.57%) Bitbucket
12 145 (1.54%) Visual Studio
13 136 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 128 (1.36%) webpack
15 123 (1.30%) Cucumber
16 102 (1.08%) JUnit
17 89 (0.94%) TeamCity
18 85 (0.90%) WebDriver
19 67 (0.71%) GitLab
20 60 (0.64%) Mercurial
General
1 940 (9.95%) Finance
2 849 (8.99%) Advertising
3 838 (8.87%) Marketing
4 674 (7.14%) Retail
5 341 (3.61%) Games
6 257 (2.72%) Telecoms
7 190 (2.01%) Banking
8 148 (1.57%) Manufacturing
9 144 (1.52%) Automotive
10 143 (1.51%) Electronics
11 115 (1.22%) Legal
12 77 (0.82%) Publishing
13 71 (0.75%) Law
14 69 (0.73%) Back Office
15 48 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
16 31 (0.33%) Multimedia
17 28 (0.30%) Music Industry
18 22 (0.23%) Front Office
19 20 (0.21%) Financial Institution
20 13 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 7051 (74.65%) Developer
2 3972 (42.05%) PHP Developer
3 1215 (12.86%) Web Developer
4 1067 (11.30%) Senior Developer
5 804 (8.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 748 (7.92%) JavaScript Developer
7 669 (7.08%) Senior PHP Developer
8 616 (6.52%) PHP Web Developer
9 578 (6.12%) Full Stack Developer
10 482 (5.10%) Junior
11 457 (4.84%) HTML Developer
12 426 (4.51%) Junior Developer
13 420 (4.45%) Java Developer
14 411 (4.35%) Lead Developer
15 388 (4.11%) Software Developer
16 387 (4.10%) HTML CSS Developer
17 329 (3.48%) DevOps Engineer
18 324 (3.43%) MySQL Developer
19 320 (3.39%) PHP MySQL Developer
20 295 (3.12%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5049 (53.46%) HTML
2 4765 (50.45%) CSS
3 2497 (26.44%) jQuery
4 1879 (19.89%) HTML5
5 1850 (19.59%) Laravel
6 1691 (17.90%) AngularJS
7 1537 (16.27%) LAMP
8 1519 (16.08%) Symfony
9 1306 (13.83%) Node.js
10 1168 (12.37%) CSS3
11 939 (9.94%) .NET
12 908 (9.61%) React
13 889 (9.41%) Sass
14 818 (8.66%) Web Services
15 685 (7.25%) XML
16 616 (6.52%) REST
17 614 (6.50%) Ajax
18 581 (6.15%) RESTful
19 575 (6.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 541 (5.73%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 706 (7.47%) User Experience
2 603 (6.38%) Mobile App
3 579 (6.13%) Computer Science
4 392 (4.15%) Greenfield Project
5 308 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
6 196 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
7 163 (1.73%) Fintech
8 144 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
9 140 (1.48%) Social Media
10 97 (1.03%) Data Centre
11 95 (1.01%) iPad
12 75 (0.79%) Graphic Design
13 70 (0.74%) Management Information System
14 65 (0.69%) Algorithms
14 65 (0.69%) Blog
15 62 (0.66%) Digital Media
16 55 (0.58%) Data Structures
17 54 (0.57%) BBC
17 54 (0.57%) Private Cloud
18 44 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2465 (26.10%) Linux
2 617 (6.53%) Windows
3 420 (4.45%) Android
4 401 (4.25%) Unix
5 387 (4.10%) Apple iOS
6 209 (2.21%) Ubuntu
7 203 (2.15%) CentOS
8 122 (1.29%) Windows Server
9 117 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 95 (1.01%) Debian
11 37 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 35 (0.37%) Solaris
13 26 (0.28%) Windows 7
14 25 (0.26%) Windows 10
15 23 (0.24%) Mac OS X
16 15 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (0.15%) AIX
17 14 (0.15%) FreeBSD
18 11 (0.12%) CoreOS
18 11 (0.12%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 3005 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 2790 (29.54%) Web Development
3 2099 (22.22%) MVC
4 1597 (16.91%) OO
5 1292 (13.68%) OOP
6 1242 (13.15%) Front End Development
7 1230 (13.02%) E-Commerce
8 1085 (11.49%) TDD
9 1014 (10.74%) DevOps
10 948 (10.04%) Software Engineering
11 931 (9.86%) Scrum
12 715 (7.57%) Open Source
13 638 (6.75%) Mentoring
14 637 (6.74%) OO PHP
15 635 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
16 544 (5.76%) Test Automation
17 500 (5.29%) SDLC
18 422 (4.47%) BDD
19 394 (4.17%) Project Management
20 383 (4.06%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 5922 (62.70%) JavaScript
2 2431 (25.74%) Java
3 1747 (18.50%) SQL
4 1564 (16.56%) Python
5 963 (10.20%) C#
6 788 (8.34%) Ruby
7 490 (5.19%) Perl
8 472 (5.00%) C++
9 466 (4.93%) Bash Shell
10 291 (3.08%) PHP 5
11 280 (2.96%) PHP 7
12 271 (2.87%) C
13 212 (2.24%) PowerShell
14 202 (2.14%) Go
15 178 (1.88%) Scala
16 140 (1.48%) T-SQL
17 134 (1.42%) ES6
18 115 (1.22%) VB.NET
19 107 (1.13%) Shell Script
20 89 (0.94%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 867 (9.18%) Degree
2 294 (3.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 136 (1.44%) Security Cleared
4 51 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 48 (0.51%) SC Cleared
6 28 (0.30%) Master's Degree
7 27 (0.29%) CISSP
8 26 (0.28%) ISTQB
9 24 (0.25%) CCNA
9 24 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (0.25%) PhD
10 21 (0.22%) ISEB
10 21 (0.22%) MCSD
11 18 (0.19%) DV Cleared
11 18 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (0.17%) SANS
13 15 (0.16%) RHCE
14 14 (0.15%) MCSE
15 13 (0.14%) PMI Certification
16 12 (0.13%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 313 (3.31%) QA
2 57 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 39 (0.41%) SLA
4 31 (0.33%) GCP
5 29 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 18 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 16 (0.17%) WAI
8 14 (0.15%) WCAG
9 11 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 5 (0.053%) Web Application Security Consortium
11 4 (0.042%) Cyber Essentials
12 3 (0.032%) DICOM
12 3 (0.032%) GDPR
12 3 (0.032%) HL7
12 3 (0.032%) PMO
13 2 (0.021%) COBIT
13 2 (0.021%) FATCA
13 2 (0.021%) GPG13
13 2 (0.021%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 2 (0.021%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 710 (7.52%) Docker
2 121 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (0.88%) Active Directory
4 45 (0.48%) Hyper-V
5 34 (0.36%) KVM
6 24 (0.25%) NFS
7 23 (0.24%) Varnish
8 22 (0.23%) VirtualBox
9 21 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
10 19 (0.20%) Postfix
10 19 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (0.20%) vSphere
11 17 (0.18%) Xen
12 14 (0.15%) Samba
13 9 (0.095%) RHEV
13 9 (0.095%) Sendmail
14 8 (0.085%) Apache Flume
15 7 (0.074%) BIND 9
15 7 (0.074%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 600 (6.35%) Puppet
2 441 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
3 409 (4.33%) Ansible
4 155 (1.64%) Kubernetes
5 137 (1.45%) Nagios
6 84 (0.89%) ZABBIX
7 81 (0.86%) Terraform
8 52 (0.55%) Salt
9 49 (0.52%) Kibana
10 41 (0.43%) HAProxy
11 37 (0.39%) Capistrano
11 37 (0.39%) cPanel
12 29 (0.31%) logstash
12 29 (0.31%) SCCM
13 21 (0.22%) Plesk
14 19 (0.20%) Cacti
15 18 (0.19%) Grafana
15 18 (0.19%) Packer
16 13 (0.14%) vRealize
17 12 (0.13%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 979 (10.37%) Zend
2 446 (4.72%) Google
3 417 (4.42%) Microsoft
4 404 (4.28%) Oracle
5 256 (2.71%) Adobe
6 186 (1.97%) VMware
7 175 (1.85%) Red Hat
8 104 (1.10%) Twitter
9 88 (0.93%) Atlassian
10 83 (0.88%) Apple
11 81 (0.86%) IBM
12 76 (0.80%) SAP
13 71 (0.75%) Cisco
14 69 (0.73%) WooCommerce
15 67 (0.71%) Salesforce.com
16 66 (0.70%) Facebook
17 59 (0.62%) Splunk
18 50 (0.53%) New Relic
19 48 (0.51%) PayPal
20 44 (0.47%) Demandware