Period
to 22 April 2018

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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 34 28 48
Rank change year-on-year -6 +20 -19
Permanent jobs citing PHP 587 694 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.05% 7.09% 4.93%
As % of the Programming Languages category 12.41% 14.75% 11.27%
Number of salaries quoted 533 723 555
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 4,731 4,706 5,056
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 48.80% 48.08% 43.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3,893 4,044 4,359
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018. 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 +2 217 £37,500 +7.14% 30
Staffordshire -8 85 £29,000 -27.50% 22
Warwickshire -16 61 £50,000 +61.29% 10
Worcestershire 0 48 £35,000 +20.69% 8
Coventry +15 47 £34,316 -0.53% 5
Solihull -9 38 £35,000 -2.78% 5
Shropshire +7 31 £30,000 - 8
Halesowen -4 23 £24,500 -7.55% 1
Wolverhampton -23 10 £29,000 +5.45% 3
Walsall -2 8 £50,000 +17.65%
Herefordshire -14 7 £45,000 +80.00%
Sutton Coldfield +3 6 £36,250 -14.71%
Stourbridge +2 4 £35,500 -11.25% 1
Dudley - 2 £36,250 - 2
Wednesbury - 2 £37,500 -
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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.

1 435 (74.11%) JavaScript
2 394 (67.12%) HTML
3 340 (57.92%) CSS
4 303 (51.62%) MySQL
5 287 (48.89%) Web Development
6 148 (25.21%) MVC
7 145 (24.70%) Java
8 144 (24.53%) Laravel
9 138 (23.51%) AngularJS
10 137 (23.34%) jQuery
11 136 (23.17%) Linux
12 118 (20.10%) HTML5
13 112 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
14 111 (18.91%) Front End Development
15 94 (16.01%) SQL
16 89 (15.16%) Git (software)
17 85 (14.48%) WordPress
18 84 (14.31%) E-Commerce
19 76 (12.95%) LAMP
20 71 (12.10%) Node.js
21 67 (11.41%) OOP
22 64 (10.90%) Marketing
22 64 (10.90%) User Experience
23 60 (10.22%) React
24 59 (10.05%) Magento
24 59 (10.05%) Docker
25 58 (9.88%) OO
26 56 (9.54%) Python
26 56 (9.54%) CSS3
27 55 (9.37%) Symfony

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 85 (14.48%) WordPress
2 41 (6.98%) CMS
3 36 (6.13%) Apache
4 28 (4.77%) Confluence
5 21 (3.58%) Elasticsearch
6 17 (2.90%) Drupal
7 13 (2.21%) nginx
8 6 (1.02%) OpenEdge
9 5 (0.85%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.68%) ExpressionEngine
11 3 (0.51%) Joomla!
11 3 (0.51%) Moodle
12 2 (0.34%) JBoss
12 2 (0.34%) SAS
12 2 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.17%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.17%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.17%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 32 (5.45%) Photoshop
2 21 (3.58%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 59 (10.05%) Magento
2 4 (0.68%) Shopify
2 4 (0.68%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.17%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (4.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.39%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (2.04%) npm
5 11 (1.87%) GitHub
6 9 (1.53%) SaaS
7 6 (1.02%) Zapier
8 5 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 4 (0.68%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.51%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.34%) AdWords
11 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.34%) Bluemix
11 2 (0.34%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.34%) DigitalOcean
11 2 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.34%) MailChimp
11 2 (0.34%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.34%) PaaS
12 1 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.04%) Firewall
2 11 (1.87%) DNS
2 11 (1.87%) SSH
3 8 (1.36%) Broadband
4 6 (1.02%) Internet
4 6 (1.02%) SSL
5 4 (0.68%) SMS
6 2 (0.34%) FTP
6 2 (0.34%) HTTP
6 2 (0.34%) Intranet
6 2 (0.34%) Network Security
6 2 (0.34%) SMTP
7 1 (0.17%) CTI
7 1 (0.17%) DHCP
7 1 (0.17%) Extranet
7 1 (0.17%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.17%) LAN
7 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.17%) VPN
7 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 303 (51.62%) MySQL
2 51 (8.69%) NoSQL
3 33 (5.62%) MongoDB
4 29 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (2.39%) SQL Server
6 13 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (1.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 10 (1.70%) Redis
7 10 (1.70%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.36%) BigQuery
8 8 (1.36%) Bigtable
9 7 (1.19%) Big Data
10 6 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.51%) phpMyAdmin
12 2 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.34%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 89 (15.16%) Git (software)
2 35 (5.96%) Subversion
3 31 (5.28%) JIRA
4 28 (4.77%) TeamCity
5 27 (4.60%) Maven
6 19 (3.24%) Vagrant
7 17 (2.90%) gulp
8 10 (1.70%) PHPUnit
9 9 (1.53%) GitLab
10 7 (1.19%) Grunt
10 7 (1.19%) Jenkins
10 7 (1.19%) JUnit
10 7 (1.19%) Selenium
11 3 (0.51%) FitNesse
11 3 (0.51%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.51%) Mercurial
11 3 (0.51%) Mocha
11 3 (0.51%) TestNG
11 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.51%) WebDriver
General
1 64 (10.90%) Marketing
2 49 (8.35%) Advertising
3 46 (7.84%) Retail
4 42 (7.16%) Games
5 20 (3.41%) Finance
6 15 (2.56%) Automotive
7 8 (1.36%) Electronics
8 7 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.85%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.68%) Banking
11 3 (0.51%) Back Office
11 3 (0.51%) Local Government
12 1 (0.17%) Brand Awareness
12 1 (0.17%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Legal
12 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
12 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 511 (87.05%) Developer
2 290 (49.40%) PHP Developer
3 163 (27.77%) Web Developer
4 103 (17.55%) Senior Developer
5 86 (14.65%) PHP Web Developer
6 71 (12.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 61 (10.39%) Senior PHP Developer
8 58 (9.88%) JavaScript Developer
9 48 (8.18%) Java Developer
10 44 (7.50%) Junior
10 44 (7.50%) Junior Developer
11 40 (6.81%) Full Stack Developer
12 34 (5.79%) Senior Web Developer
13 29 (4.94%) Junior PHP Developer
14 27 (4.60%) Backend Developer
15 26 (4.43%) Full Stack Web Developer
15 26 (4.43%) HTML Developer
16 25 (4.26%) LAMP Developer
16 25 (4.26%) MySQL Developer
16 25 (4.26%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 394 (67.12%) HTML
2 340 (57.92%) CSS
3 144 (24.53%) Laravel
4 138 (23.51%) AngularJS
5 137 (23.34%) jQuery
6 118 (20.10%) HTML5
7 76 (12.95%) LAMP
8 71 (12.10%) Node.js
9 60 (10.22%) React
10 56 (9.54%) CSS3
11 55 (9.37%) Symfony
12 52 (8.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 51 (8.69%) Sass
14 50 (8.52%) CodeIgniter
15 49 (8.35%) Spring
16 44 (7.50%) .NET
16 44 (7.50%) RESTful
17 37 (6.30%) Hibernate
18 31 (5.28%) CakePHP
19 27 (4.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.90%) User Experience
2 47 (8.01%) Mobile App
3 41 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (4.94%) Linux Command Line
5 28 (4.77%) Computer Science
6 27 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (4.26%) Social Media
8 19 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.87%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.70%) BBC
11 10 (1.70%) Graphic Design
12 9 (1.53%) NHS
13 7 (1.19%) iPhone
13 7 (1.19%) Mobile Games
13 7 (1.19%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.85%) Algorithms
14 5 (0.85%) Blog
15 4 (0.68%) Driving Licence
16 3 (0.51%) Cyberattack
Operating Systems
1 136 (23.17%) Linux
2 37 (6.30%) Android
3 30 (5.11%) Windows
4 19 (3.24%) Apple iOS
5 16 (2.73%) Unix
6 13 (2.21%) Mac OS
7 7 (1.19%) CentOS
8 4 (0.68%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.68%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.34%) Debian
9 2 (0.34%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 287 (48.89%) Web Development
2 148 (25.21%) MVC
3 112 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
4 111 (18.91%) Front End Development
5 84 (14.31%) E-Commerce
6 67 (11.41%) OOP
7 58 (9.88%) OO
8 45 (7.67%) SDLC
9 42 (7.16%) SEO
10 40 (6.81%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (5.62%) Open Source
12 32 (5.45%) Software Engineering
13 28 (4.77%) Mentoring
13 28 (4.77%) Unit Testing
14 27 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (4.60%) Collaborative Working
14 27 (4.60%) Microservices
15 26 (4.43%) Test Automation
16 25 (4.26%) Analytics
16 25 (4.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 435 (74.11%) JavaScript
2 145 (24.70%) Java
3 94 (16.01%) SQL
4 56 (9.54%) Python
5 40 (6.81%) C#
6 39 (6.64%) Ruby
7 30 (5.11%) Go
8 26 (4.43%) C++
9 18 (3.07%) C
10 17 (2.90%) ES6
11 14 (2.39%) PHP 5
12 11 (1.87%) Java 8
12 11 (1.87%) Perl
12 11 (1.87%) PHP 7
13 10 (1.70%) Elixir
13 10 (1.70%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.19%) Scala
15 6 (1.02%) OpenEdge ABL
16 5 (0.85%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (6.64%) Degree
2 34 (5.79%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.58%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (0.85%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.51%) CISSP
5 3 (0.51%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.34%) CREST Certified
7 1 (0.17%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.17%) CISM
7 1 (0.17%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.17%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.17%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.02%) Cyber Essentials
1 6 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.68%) QA
3 3 (0.51%) COBIT
3 3 (0.51%) GPG13
3 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 59 (10.05%) Docker
2 10 (1.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (5.62%) Puppet
2 29 (4.94%) Ansible
3 13 (2.21%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.04%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.68%) Plesk
5 4 (0.68%) Terraform
6 2 (0.34%) cPanel
6 2 (0.34%) Nessus
7 1 (0.17%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.17%) collectd
7 1 (0.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.17%) Kibana
7 1 (0.17%) logstash
7 1 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.17%) Packer
7 1 (0.17%) Pingdom
7 1 (0.17%) StatsD
7 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 49 (8.35%) Google
2 42 (7.16%) Zend
3 37 (6.30%) Oracle
4 31 (5.28%) Adobe
5 22 (3.75%) Apple
6 16 (2.73%) Twitter
7 13 (2.21%) VMware
8 11 (1.87%) Microsoft
9 9 (1.53%) hybris
10 8 (1.36%) Demandware
10 8 (1.36%) WooCommerce
11 6 (1.02%) Progress
11 6 (1.02%) Telerik
11 6 (1.02%) Zuora
12 3 (0.51%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.51%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.51%) SAP
13 2 (0.34%) Citrix
13 2 (0.34%) IBM
13 2 (0.34%) Sun