Period
to 21 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 58 68 21
Rank change year-on-year +10 -47 +10
Permanent jobs citing PHP 294 313 828
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.33% 4.05% 8.54%
As % of the Programming Languages category 9.88% 9.77% 16.85%
Number of salaries quoted 272 257 744
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,650 £22,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £50,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 2,976 3,203 4,914
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 43.78% 41.45% 50.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2,604 2,624 4,115
West Midlands median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

PHP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing PHP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for PHP in the West Midlands

PHP
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PHP in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for PHP in the West Midlands

PHP
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PHP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Salary histogram for PHP in the West Midlands

PHP
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PHP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 January 2020. 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
Birmingham +19 107 £40,000 +4.90% 25
Worcestershire +9 76 £38,000 +4.11% 5
Warwickshire -2 31 £50,000 -35.48% 8
Solihull +7 22 £35,000 -2.78% 6
Staffordshire -8 22 £35,000 +27.27% 7
Coventry -25 14 £32,750 -18.13% 2
Shropshire +1 9 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Sutton Coldfield +16 5 £52,500 +75.00%
Wolverhampton +3 1 £40,000 +14.29% 2
Wednesbury -3 1 £60,000 -
Halesowen - 1 £37,500 - 3
Herefordshire - 1 £38,500 - 1
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PHP.

1 184 (62.59%) JavaScript
2 160 (54.42%) CSS
3 145 (49.32%) MySQL
4 136 (46.26%) HTML
5 102 (34.69%) Git (software)
6 92 (31.29%) Web Development
7 84 (28.57%) OO
8 78 (26.53%) Laravel
9 66 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
10 62 (21.09%) MVC
11 58 (19.73%) SQL
12 50 (17.01%) Scrum
13 49 (16.67%) jQuery
14 48 (16.33%) OOP
15 45 (15.31%) Python
16 44 (14.97%) OO PHP
16 44 (14.97%) SDLC
17 43 (14.63%) React
18 42 (14.29%) AngularJS
18 42 (14.29%) AWS
19 41 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
20 39 (13.27%) TDD
20 39 (13.27%) Linux
20 39 (13.27%) C#
21 38 (12.93%) Symfony
21 38 (12.93%) DevOps
22 33 (11.22%) Docker
22 33 (11.22%) Mobile App
23 32 (10.88%) LAMP
23 32 (10.88%) User Experience

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 26 (8.84%) WordPress
2 12 (4.08%) CMS
3 10 (3.40%) Drupal
4 8 (2.72%) Apache
5 2 (0.68%) Confluence
6 1 (0.34%) IIS
6 1 (0.34%) nginx
6 1 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (2.04%) InVision
1 6 (2.04%) Marvel
1 6 (2.04%) Sketch
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (4.08%) Magento
2 6 (2.04%) OpenCart
3 3 (1.02%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.34%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.34%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 42 (14.29%) AWS
2 17 (5.78%) SaaS
3 12 (4.08%) npm
4 7 (2.38%) Heroku
5 5 (1.70%) Azure
6 4 (1.36%) GitHub
6 4 (1.36%) Serverless
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.34%) GCP
7 1 (0.34%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.70%) Internet
1 5 (1.70%) Intranet
2 3 (1.02%) Extranet
3 2 (0.68%) SMS
3 2 (0.68%) tcpdump
3 2 (0.68%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.34%) Firewall
4 1 (0.34%) HTTP
4 1 (0.34%) RTMP
4 1 (0.34%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.34%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (49.32%) MySQL
2 15 (5.10%) NoSQL
3 13 (4.42%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.06%) GIS
4 9 (3.06%) SQL Server
5 6 (2.04%) Geospatial Data
6 4 (1.36%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.02%) Big Data
7 3 (1.02%) MariaDB
8 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.34%) DataStage
9 1 (0.34%) MS Access
9 1 (0.34%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 102 (34.69%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.08%) gulp
2 12 (4.08%) webpack
3 9 (3.06%) GitLab
4 6 (2.04%) Grunt
4 6 (2.04%) JIRA
4 6 (2.04%) Sinon.JS
5 5 (1.70%) PHPUnit
6 4 (1.36%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.36%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.36%) Subversion
7 3 (1.02%) Postman
8 2 (0.68%) Firebug
8 2 (0.68%) JUnit
8 2 (0.68%) Xdebug
General
1 12 (4.08%) Games
1 12 (4.08%) Marketing
2 5 (1.70%) Military
3 4 (1.36%) Finance
3 4 (1.36%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.02%) Advertising
5 2 (0.68%) Banking
6 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 250 (85.03%) Developer
2 128 (43.54%) PHP Developer
3 50 (17.01%) Web Developer
4 41 (13.95%) Full Stack Developer
5 40 (13.61%) Senior Developer
6 29 (9.86%) Software Developer
7 20 (6.80%) Software Engineer
8 16 (5.44%) Junior
8 16 (5.44%) Senior PHP Developer
9 11 (3.74%) PHP Web Developer
10 9 (3.06%) Applications Support
10 9 (3.06%) Senior Web Developer
11 8 (2.72%) Junior Applications Support
11 8 (2.72%) Senior Software Developer
12 7 (2.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 7 (2.38%) Java Developer
12 7 (2.38%) UI Developer
13 6 (2.04%) Applications Developer
13 6 (2.04%) C# Developer
13 6 (2.04%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (54.42%) CSS
2 136 (46.26%) HTML
3 78 (26.53%) Laravel
4 49 (16.67%) jQuery
5 43 (14.63%) React
6 42 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 38 (12.93%) Symfony
8 32 (10.88%) LAMP
9 31 (10.54%) Node.js
10 30 (10.20%) Sass
11 29 (9.86%) HTML5
12 28 (9.52%) CSS3
13 22 (7.48%) CodeIgniter
14 21 (7.14%) Vue.js
15 19 (6.46%) React Native
16 15 (5.10%) .NET
17 14 (4.76%) REST
18 12 (4.08%) phpspec
19 9 (3.06%) Redux
19 9 (3.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (11.22%) Mobile App
2 32 (10.88%) User Experience
3 19 (6.46%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.40%) Virtual Team
7 8 (2.72%) Algorithms
7 8 (2.72%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.70%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.70%) e-Learning
8 5 (1.70%) Life Science
9 1 (0.34%) Anti-Piracy
9 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.34%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.34%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.34%) Marketing Technology
9 1 (0.34%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.34%) Video\Live Streaming
9 1 (0.34%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (13.27%) Linux
2 18 (6.12%) Unix
3 8 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (1.70%) CentOS
4 5 (1.70%) Windows
5 1 (0.34%) Android
5 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (31.29%) Web Development
2 84 (28.57%) OO
3 66 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
4 62 (21.09%) MVC
5 50 (17.01%) Scrum
6 48 (16.33%) OOP
7 44 (14.97%) OO PHP
7 44 (14.97%) SDLC
8 41 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
9 39 (13.27%) TDD
10 38 (12.93%) DevOps
11 31 (10.54%) Software Engineering
12 30 (10.20%) Test Automation
13 26 (8.84%) Mentoring
14 23 (7.82%) Mobile Development
15 21 (7.14%) Computer Science
16 19 (6.46%) Continuous Integration
17 17 (5.78%) CRM
17 17 (5.78%) Microservices
18 16 (5.44%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 184 (62.59%) JavaScript
2 58 (19.73%) SQL
3 45 (15.31%) Python
4 39 (13.27%) C#
5 26 (8.84%) ES6
6 23 (7.82%) Java
7 16 (5.44%) C
8 14 (4.76%) Ruby
9 12 (4.08%) Kotlin
10 11 (3.74%) C++
11 10 (3.40%) PowerShell
12 9 (3.06%) Scala
12 9 (3.06%) VB
13 5 (1.70%) Elixir
13 5 (1.70%) Elm
13 5 (1.70%) Go
13 5 (1.70%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.36%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.02%) TypeScript
16 2 (0.68%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (1.70%) Degree
1 5 (1.70%) HND
2 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
2 1 (0.34%) MCIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.42%) QA
System Software
1 33 (11.22%) Docker
2 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (2.04%) Puppet
2 3 (1.02%) Nagios
3 2 (0.68%) Icinga
Vendors
1 15 (5.10%) Zend
2 6 (2.04%) Red Hat
3 3 (1.02%) Google
3 3 (1.02%) Oracle
3 3 (1.02%) Percona
4 2 (0.68%) Microsoft
4 2 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (0.68%) WooCommerce
5 1 (0.34%) Cisco
5 1 (0.34%) IBM
5 1 (0.34%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.34%) Plumtree
5 1 (0.34%) SAP
5 1 (0.34%) VMware