Period
to 1 August 2021

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 1 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 66 62 66
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 -1
Permanent jobs citing PHP 4,913 3,027 6,039
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 4.35% 4.45% 4.21%
As % of the Programming Languages category 7.91% 7.91% 7.86%
Number of salaries quoted 3,577 2,613 5,213
10th Percentile £30,250 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
75th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £43,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -

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 62,096 38,283 76,867
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.96% 56.31% 53.64%
Number of salaries quoted 42,706 31,764 63,588
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £37,815
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £76,250 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PHP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PHP.

Salary trend for PHP in the UK

PHP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing PHP over the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

Salary histogram for PHP in the UK

PHP
Top 18 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 1 August 2021. 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 4,414 £47,000 +4.44% 1,035
UK excluding London -6 3,082 £43,000 +2.38% 811
London +3 1,494 £60,000 - 254
Work from Home -6 1,323 £47,500 +5.56% 279
South East +2 887 £45,000 - 152
North of England -12 789 £44,500 +8.54% 284
South West +1 561 £42,500 +6.25% 128
Midlands +19 491 £40,000 - 148
Yorkshire -5 390 £45,000 +12.50% 102
North West -7 356 £45,000 +11.11% 162
West Midlands +21 323 £40,500 +8.00% 95
East Midlands +6 165 £40,000 - 53
Scotland -12 153 £42,500 +10.39% 23
East of England -53 132 £50,000 +25.00% 61
Wales -14 50 £45,000 +20.00% 11
North East -33 43 £36,500 -14.12% 20
Northern Ireland -16 17 £40,000 - 4
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, 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 3,292 (67.01%) JavaScript
2 2,255 (45.90%) MySQL
3 2,117 (43.09%) HTML
4 2,021 (41.14%) CSS
5 1,484 (30.21%) Laravel
6 1,476 (30.04%) Agile Software Development
7 1,457 (29.66%) React
8 1,372 (27.93%) Git (software)
9 1,294 (26.34%) Full Stack Development
10 1,262 (25.69%) Docker
11 1,091 (22.21%) AWS
12 1,069 (21.76%) Web Development
13 1,017 (20.70%) Node.js
14 991 (20.17%) SQL
15 953 (19.40%) Symfony
16 916 (18.64%) Linux
17 829 (16.87%) Python
18 819 (16.67%) Social Skills
19 789 (16.06%) MVC
20 752 (15.31%) E-Commerce
21 745 (15.16%) DevOps
22 744 (15.14%) Vue.js
23 732 (14.90%) AngularJS
24 692 (14.09%) Software Engineering
25 689 (14.02%) jQuery
26 674 (13.72%) Java
27 667 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
28 642 (13.07%) OO
29 623 (12.68%) OOP
30 619 (12.60%) WordPress

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
1 619 (12.60%) WordPress
2 399 (8.12%) CMS
3 272 (5.54%) Elasticsearch
4 228 (4.64%) Apache
5 191 (3.89%) Drupal
6 156 (3.18%) nginx
7 83 (1.69%) Confluence
8 75 (1.53%) Apache Solr
9 48 (0.98%) IIS
10 30 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 29 (0.59%) ColdFusion
12 25 (0.51%) Moodle
13 21 (0.43%) SharePoint
14 19 (0.39%) Umbraco
15 18 (0.37%) Kentico
16 14 (0.28%) Apache Spark
16 14 (0.28%) Joomla!
16 14 (0.28%) Traefik
17 12 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 10 (0.20%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 50 (1.02%) Photoshop
2 23 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 20 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 18 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
6 14 (0.28%) Sketch
7 11 (0.22%) Adobe XD
8 8 (0.16%) InDesign
8 8 (0.16%) MS Visio
9 7 (0.14%) Figma
10 6 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
11 4 (0.081%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.041%) Chatbot
12 2 (0.041%) InVision
13 1 (0.020%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 1 (0.020%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 260 (5.29%) Magento
2 84 (1.71%) Shopify
3 58 (1.18%) Payment Gateway
4 19 (0.39%) NetSuite
5 12 (0.24%) SAP Business One
6 8 (0.16%) OpenCart
7 7 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
7 7 (0.14%) WebTrends
8 6 (0.12%) Sentinel
9 5 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.061%) JDE OneWorld
10 3 (0.061%) osCommerce
11 2 (0.041%) Hyperion Planning
11 2 (0.041%) Oracle CRM
11 2 (0.041%) Workfront
12 1 (0.020%) Dynamics NAV
12 1 (0.020%) Oracle Receivables
12 1 (0.020%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 1 (0.020%) SAP ERP
12 1 (0.020%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1,091 (22.21%) AWS
2 457 (9.30%) SaaS
3 456 (9.28%) Azure
4 267 (5.43%) Serverless
5 262 (5.33%) GitHub
6 233 (4.74%) GCP
7 160 (3.26%) AWS Lambda
8 140 (2.85%) Amazon EC2
9 122 (2.48%) Datadog
10 119 (2.42%) npm
11 104 (2.12%) Amazon S3
12 93 (1.89%) PaaS
13 78 (1.59%) Amazon SQS
14 75 (1.53%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 74 (1.51%) Pulumi
16 67 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
17 62 (1.26%) Yarn
18 48 (0.98%) Amazon ECS
18 48 (0.98%) AWS Fargate
18 48 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 119 (2.42%) DNS
2 114 (2.32%) Internet
3 108 (2.20%) HTTP
4 62 (1.26%) Firewall
5 43 (0.88%) SSL
6 34 (0.69%) SSH
7 33 (0.67%) VPN
8 32 (0.65%) Intranet
9 31 (0.63%) LAN
9 31 (0.63%) Skype
10 25 (0.51%) TCP/IP
11 24 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
12 21 (0.43%) SNMP
13 20 (0.41%) WAN
14 19 (0.39%) FTP
14 19 (0.39%) SMTP
15 18 (0.37%) BGP
16 15 (0.31%) Asterisk PBX
17 12 (0.24%) DHCP
17 12 (0.24%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,255 (45.90%) MySQL
2 461 (9.38%) MongoDB
3 429 (8.73%) NoSQL
4 402 (8.18%) Redis
5 308 (6.27%) SQL Server
6 252 (5.13%) Relational Database
7 248 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
8 223 (4.54%) MariaDB
9 97 (1.97%) Amazon RDS
10 92 (1.87%) Azure SQL Database
11 81 (1.65%) Amazon Aurora
12 67 (1.36%) Big Data
13 43 (0.88%) Couchbase
14 41 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 29 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
16 25 (0.51%) Hadoop
17 18 (0.37%) RDBMS
18 16 (0.33%) Tableau
19 15 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
19 15 (0.31%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 1,372 (27.93%) Git (software)
2 348 (7.08%) JIRA
3 281 (5.72%) Jenkins
4 201 (4.09%) PHPUnit
5 159 (3.24%) webpack
6 132 (2.69%) Bitbucket
7 112 (2.28%) GitLab
8 101 (2.06%) gulp
9 85 (1.73%) Grunt
10 68 (1.38%) Subversion
11 64 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
12 53 (1.08%) Selenium
13 50 (1.02%) Babel
14 36 (0.73%) CircleCI
15 35 (0.71%) Vagrant
16 33 (0.67%) Cypress.io
17 32 (0.65%) TeamCity
18 31 (0.63%) Mocha
18 31 (0.63%) PhpStorm
19 28 (0.57%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 819 (16.67%) Social Skills
2 495 (10.08%) Marketing
3 464 (9.44%) Finance
4 330 (6.72%) Retail
5 223 (4.54%) Analytical Skills
6 163 (3.32%) Games
7 87 (1.77%) Organisational Skills
8 67 (1.36%) Manufacturing
9 55 (1.12%) Multimedia
10 53 (1.08%) Public Sector
11 50 (1.02%) Publishing
11 50 (1.02%) Telecoms
12 37 (0.75%) Law
13 34 (0.69%) Automotive
14 33 (0.67%) Retail Finance
15 32 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
16 31 (0.63%) Influencing Skills
17 27 (0.55%) Advertising
17 27 (0.55%) Billing
18 21 (0.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3,368 (68.55%) Developer
2 1,808 (36.80%) PHP Developer
3 610 (12.42%) Senior Developer
4 544 (11.07%) Full Stack Developer
5 435 (8.85%) Web Developer
6 368 (7.49%) Senior PHP Developer
7 307 (6.25%) Software Engineer
8 296 (6.02%) Software Developer
9 246 (5.01%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 200 (4.07%) PHP Laravel Developer
11 186 (3.79%) React Developer
12 175 (3.56%) Backend Developer
13 168 (3.42%) JavaScript Developer
13 168 (3.42%) Lead Developer
14 157 (3.20%) DevOps Engineer
15 138 (2.81%) Junior
16 130 (2.65%) WordPress Developer
17 119 (2.42%) PHP Web Developer
18 118 (2.40%) Junior Developer
19 111 (2.26%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,117 (43.09%) HTML
2 2,021 (41.14%) CSS
3 1,484 (30.21%) Laravel
4 1,457 (29.66%) React
5 1,017 (20.70%) Node.js
6 953 (19.40%) Symfony
7 744 (15.14%) Vue.js
8 732 (14.90%) AngularJS
9 689 (14.02%) jQuery
10 549 (11.17%) HTML5
11 540 (10.99%) REST
12 528 (10.75%) LAMP
13 516 (10.50%) RESTful
14 407 (8.28%) Web Services
15 373 (7.59%) CSS3
16 359 (7.31%) Sass
17 321 (6.53%) .NET
18 254 (5.17%) JSON
19 250 (5.09%) SOAP
20 232 (4.72%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 452 (9.20%) User Experience
2 296 (6.02%) Mobile App
3 261 (5.31%) Greenfield Project
4 160 (3.26%) Linux Command Line
5 109 (2.22%) Legacy Systems
6 108 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
7 87 (1.77%) Legacy Code
8 86 (1.75%) Algorithms
9 70 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
10 61 (1.24%) Management Information System
11 53 (1.08%) Data Structures
12 48 (0.98%) Data Centre
13 47 (0.96%) Virtual Team
14 40 (0.81%) Public Cloud
15 39 (0.79%) Blog
16 38 (0.77%) e-Learning
17 32 (0.65%) Hedge funds
18 31 (0.63%) NHS
19 27 (0.55%) EPoS
20 26 (0.53%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 916 (18.64%) Linux
2 182 (3.70%) Android
3 172 (3.50%) Apple iOS
4 166 (3.38%) Windows
5 89 (1.81%) Ubuntu
6 80 (1.63%) Unix
7 51 (1.04%) Windows Server
8 42 (0.85%) CentOS
9 41 (0.83%) Debian
10 14 (0.28%) Alpine Linux
10 14 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (0.28%) Windows 10
10 14 (0.28%) Windows Server 2019
11 9 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (0.16%) Solaris
13 7 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (0.12%) Windows 7
14 6 (0.12%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (0.12%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,476 (30.04%) Agile Software Development
2 1,294 (26.34%) Full Stack Development
3 1,069 (21.76%) Web Development
4 789 (16.06%) MVC
5 752 (15.31%) E-Commerce
6 745 (15.16%) DevOps
7 692 (14.09%) Software Engineering
8 667 (13.58%) Problem-Solving
9 642 (13.07%) OO
10 623 (12.68%) OOP
11 568 (11.56%) Microservices
12 486 (9.89%) Front End Development
13 461 (9.38%) Scrum
14 452 (9.20%) TDD
15 384 (7.82%) Unit Testing
16 325 (6.62%) Mentoring
17 250 (5.09%) Test Automation
18 239 (4.86%) Clean Code
19 230 (4.68%) Fintech
20 218 (4.44%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 3,292 (67.01%) JavaScript
2 991 (20.17%) SQL
3 829 (16.87%) Python
4 674 (13.72%) Java
5 555 (11.30%) TypeScript
6 495 (10.08%) C#
7 466 (9.49%) Go
8 309 (6.29%) Bash Shell
9 279 (5.68%) PHP 7
10 267 (5.43%) Ruby
11 189 (3.85%) ES6
12 128 (2.61%) PowerShell
13 111 (2.26%) Perl
14 106 (2.16%) C++
15 99 (2.02%) Groovy
16 71 (1.45%) Kotlin
17 69 (1.40%) C
18 66 (1.34%) Scala
19 52 (1.06%) PHP 5
20 40 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 257 (5.23%) Degree
2 144 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (0.51%) AWS Certification
4 15 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (0.31%) Security Cleared
5 12 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (0.24%) DBS Check
5 12 (0.24%) SC Cleared
6 9 (0.18%) ISTQB
7 6 (0.12%) CCNA
7 6 (0.12%) CCNP
7 6 (0.12%) MCSA
8 5 (0.10%) JNCIP
9 4 (0.081%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.081%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.081%) PhD
10 3 (0.061%) MCSD
11 2 (0.041%) ISEB
11 2 (0.041%) MCSE
11 2 (0.041%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 212 (4.32%) QA
2 145 (2.95%) Accessibility
3 42 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 27 (0.55%) WCAG
5 24 (0.49%) GDPR
6 16 (0.33%) SLA
7 14 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 7 (0.14%) GRC
9 6 (0.12%) HIPAA
10 5 (0.10%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.081%) WAI
12 2 (0.041%) Actionable Recommendations
12 2 (0.041%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.041%) NIST
12 2 (0.041%) OpenSCAP
12 2 (0.041%) PMO
12 2 (0.041%) PSD2
13 1 (0.020%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
13 1 (0.020%) SOC 2
System Software
1 1,262 (25.69%) Docker
2 26 (0.53%) Active Directory
3 21 (0.43%) KVM
4 13 (0.26%) iptables
5 12 (0.24%) QEMU
6 10 (0.20%) Kamailio
6 10 (0.20%) Postfix
7 9 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (0.16%) Varnish
9 5 (0.10%) FreeRADIUS
9 5 (0.10%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.10%) LXC
10 3 (0.061%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.061%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.061%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.061%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.041%) HDFS
11 2 (0.041%) Xen
12 1 (0.020%) OpenSIPS
12 1 (0.020%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 525 (10.69%) Kubernetes
2 294 (5.98%) Terraform
3 211 (4.29%) Ansible
4 129 (2.63%) Puppet
5 122 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
6 112 (2.28%) Grafana
7 100 (2.04%) Prometheus
8 38 (0.77%) Kibana
9 28 (0.57%) Graphite
10 23 (0.47%) SCCM
11 20 (0.41%) Packer
12 16 (0.33%) ZABBIX
13 15 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
13 15 (0.31%) logstash
14 14 (0.28%) Rancher
15 13 (0.26%) Galera Cluster
16 12 (0.24%) HAProxy
17 9 (0.18%) Nagios
18 7 (0.14%) Istio
19 6 (0.12%) Icinga
Vendors
1 354 (7.21%) Zend
2 303 (6.17%) Google
3 223 (4.54%) Microsoft
4 109 (2.22%) Oracle
5 97 (1.97%) Adobe
6 86 (1.75%) New Relic
7 84 (1.71%) WooCommerce
8 74 (1.51%) Atlassian
9 63 (1.28%) SaltStack
10 41 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
11 36 (0.73%) Apple
12 35 (0.71%) SAP
13 32 (0.65%) Sage
14 30 (0.61%) WorldPay
15 29 (0.59%) Facebook
16 27 (0.55%) Sony
16 27 (0.55%) Spotify
17 24 (0.49%) Cisco
18 23 (0.47%) BT
18 23 (0.47%) IBM