Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 32 50
Rank change year-on-year +12 +18 -14
Permanent jobs citing PHP 830 689 479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.51% 6.56% 4.58%
As % of the Programming Languages category 16.79% 14.24% 9.95%
Number of salaries quoted 746 702 488
West Midlands median annual salary £34,000 £35,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% +12.90% -4.62%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,000 £22,675
90th Percentile £50,000 £55,000 £47,500
England median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%

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 4,944 4,837 4,812
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 50.69% 46.07% 46.06%
Number of salaries quoted 4,139 4,090 4,230
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £25,700 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +23 280 £35,000 - 29
Staffordshire +5 110 £30,000 -25.00% 24
Warwickshire -1 107 £40,000 +23.08% 13
Worcestershire 0 65 £34,500 +6.15% 9
Coventry +14 62 £37,500 - 4
Solihull +8 46 £34,000 -11.69% 7
Shropshire +7 44 £31,000 -4.62% 10
Halesowen - 44 £32,500 - 1
Sutton Coldfield +11 15 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Wolverhampton -10 12 £36,250 +49.48% 4
Walsall +5 11 £50,000 +17.65% 1
Herefordshire -15 7 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Dudley +15 6 £25,000 -
Brierley Hill - 4 - -
Stourbridge +2 2 £25,500 -36.25%
Wednesbury - 2 £37,500 -
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for PHP.

1 640 (77.11%) JavaScript
2 584 (70.36%) HTML
3 511 (61.57%) CSS
4 503 (60.60%) MySQL
5 353 (42.53%) Web Development
6 275 (33.13%) jQuery
7 237 (28.55%) MVC
8 226 (27.23%) AngularJS
9 209 (25.18%) Laravel
10 204 (24.58%) HTML5
11 171 (20.60%) Linux
11 171 (20.60%) Agile Software Development
12 169 (20.36%) Git (software)
13 163 (19.64%) Java
14 146 (17.59%) Node.js
14 146 (17.59%) Front End Development
15 136 (16.39%) SQL
16 133 (16.02%) LAMP
17 122 (14.70%) WordPress
18 118 (14.22%) NoSQL
19 116 (13.98%) Marketing
20 110 (13.25%) OO
20 110 (13.25%) E-Commerce
21 105 (12.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 105 (12.65%) Sass
22 104 (12.53%) Symfony
23 97 (11.69%) CSS3
23 97 (11.69%) CMS
24 94 (11.33%) SDLC
25 88 (10.60%) C#

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
1 122 (14.70%) WordPress
2 97 (11.69%) CMS
3 46 (5.54%) Drupal
4 45 (5.42%) Apache
5 37 (4.46%) Confluence
6 21 (2.53%) nginx
7 16 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.96%) Joomla!
8 8 (0.96%) OpenEdge
8 8 (0.96%) Umbraco
9 7 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.60%) ExpressionEngine
11 4 (0.48%) ColdFusion
11 4 (0.48%) IIS
11 4 (0.48%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.24%) JBoss
12 2 (0.24%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.24%) WildFly
13 1 (0.12%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.12%) OpenStack
Applications
1 40 (4.82%) Photoshop
2 33 (3.98%) Adobe Illustrator
3 18 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.72%) InDesign
6 5 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 77 (9.28%) Magento
2 12 (1.45%) OpenCart
3 10 (1.20%) Shopify
4 7 (0.84%) WebTrends
5 5 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.12%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 86 (10.36%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (5.54%) GitHub
3 31 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (3.61%) npm
5 14 (1.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 13 (1.57%) Google Analytics
7 11 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.33%) SaaS
8 8 (0.96%) AdWords
8 8 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.96%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (0.84%) Datadog
10 5 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.36%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.24%) Linode
13 1 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (4.22%) Internet
2 17 (2.05%) SSH
3 13 (1.57%) DNS
4 12 (1.45%) Firewall
5 8 (0.96%) FTP
6 5 (0.60%) Broadband
6 5 (0.60%) CTI
6 5 (0.60%) HTTP
6 5 (0.60%) SMTP
7 4 (0.48%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.48%) VPN
8 3 (0.36%) DHCP
8 3 (0.36%) SMS
8 3 (0.36%) SNMP
9 2 (0.24%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.24%) Intranet
9 2 (0.24%) Network Security
10 1 (0.12%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.12%) OpenVPN
10 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 503 (60.60%) MySQL
2 118 (14.22%) NoSQL
3 47 (5.66%) SQL Server
4 40 (4.82%) MongoDB
5 37 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (2.89%) Relational Database
7 15 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (1.69%) Big Data
9 11 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 11 (1.33%) Redis
10 9 (1.08%) InterSystems Cache
11 7 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.72%) MariaDB
13 3 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.24%) Bigtable
14 2 (0.24%) Data Mining
14 2 (0.24%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 169 (20.36%) Git (software)
2 64 (7.71%) JIRA
3 50 (6.02%) Subversion
4 39 (4.70%) gulp
5 35 (4.22%) Maven
5 35 (4.22%) TeamCity
6 27 (3.25%) Vagrant
7 25 (3.01%) PHPUnit
8 24 (2.89%) JUnit
9 21 (2.53%) GitLab
10 20 (2.41%) webpack
11 19 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 13 (1.57%) Bitbucket
13 12 (1.45%) Grunt
14 8 (0.96%) jMock
14 8 (0.96%) Mockito
14 8 (0.96%) Selenium
14 8 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
15 7 (0.84%) Codeship
15 7 (0.84%) PhantomJS
General
1 116 (13.98%) Marketing
2 75 (9.04%) Advertising
3 69 (8.31%) Games
4 64 (7.71%) Retail
5 39 (4.70%) Finance
6 33 (3.98%) Electronics
6 33 (3.98%) Telecoms
7 31 (3.73%) Manufacturing
8 30 (3.61%) Automotive
9 16 (1.93%) Banking
10 13 (1.57%) Back Office
11 2 (0.24%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.24%) Legal
11 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.12%) Billing
12 1 (0.12%) Law
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 711 (85.66%) Developer
2 435 (52.41%) PHP Developer
3 215 (25.90%) Web Developer
4 146 (17.59%) JavaScript Developer
5 129 (15.54%) PHP Web Developer
6 125 (15.06%) Senior Developer
7 110 (13.25%) HTML Developer
8 109 (13.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 101 (12.17%) HTML CSS Developer
10 89 (10.72%) Junior
11 88 (10.60%) Junior Developer
12 74 (8.92%) Senior PHP Developer
13 73 (8.80%) Full Stack Developer
14 65 (7.83%) MySQL Developer
15 64 (7.71%) PHP MySQL Developer
16 49 (5.90%) Junior PHP Developer
16 49 (5.90%) Senior Web Developer
17 41 (4.94%) Java Developer
18 39 (4.70%) LAMP Developer
19 38 (4.58%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 584 (70.36%) HTML
2 511 (61.57%) CSS
3 275 (33.13%) jQuery
4 226 (27.23%) AngularJS
5 209 (25.18%) Laravel
6 204 (24.58%) HTML5
7 146 (17.59%) Node.js
8 133 (16.02%) LAMP
9 105 (12.65%) Sass
9 105 (12.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 104 (12.53%) Symfony
11 97 (11.69%) CSS3
12 88 (10.60%) .NET
12 88 (10.60%) React
13 72 (8.67%) CodeIgniter
14 63 (7.59%) RESTful
14 63 (7.59%) Spring
15 61 (7.35%) Web Services
16 49 (5.90%) Hibernate
17 45 (5.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 73 (8.80%) User Experience
2 66 (7.95%) Mobile App
3 60 (7.23%) Social Media
4 52 (6.27%) Greenfield Project
5 37 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
6 32 (3.86%) Linux Command Line
7 25 (3.01%) Graphic Design
8 24 (2.89%) BBC
9 19 (2.29%) Computer Science
10 18 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (2.05%) Mobile Games
12 16 (1.93%) Data Structures
13 14 (1.69%) Private Cloud
14 11 (1.33%) Online Games
15 10 (1.20%) NHS
16 9 (1.08%) Algorithms
17 8 (0.96%) iPhone
18 6 (0.72%) Client/Server
19 5 (0.60%) Blog
19 5 (0.60%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 171 (20.60%) Linux
2 72 (8.67%) Android
3 54 (6.51%) Apple iOS
4 44 (5.30%) Windows
5 14 (1.69%) Unix
6 9 (1.08%) Mac OS
7 5 (0.60%) CentOS
7 5 (0.60%) Ubuntu
7 5 (0.60%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.36%) Debian
9 2 (0.24%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (42.53%) Web Development
2 237 (28.55%) MVC
3 171 (20.60%) Agile Software Development
4 146 (17.59%) Front End Development
5 110 (13.25%) E-Commerce
5 110 (13.25%) OO
6 94 (11.33%) SDLC
7 86 (10.36%) SEO
8 77 (9.28%) OOP
9 59 (7.11%) OO PHP
9 59 (7.11%) Scrum
10 55 (6.63%) Open Source
11 54 (6.51%) Business Intelligence
12 51 (6.14%) Mentoring
13 47 (5.66%) Mobile Application Development
14 45 (5.42%) Content Management
14 45 (5.42%) Project Management
15 44 (5.30%) Test Automation
16 42 (5.06%) Web Design
17 41 (4.94%) Collaborative Working
Programming Languages
1 640 (77.11%) JavaScript
2 163 (19.64%) Java
3 136 (16.39%) SQL
4 88 (10.60%) C#
5 87 (10.48%) Python
6 77 (9.28%) C++
7 71 (8.55%) C
8 55 (6.63%) Ruby
9 26 (3.13%) Go
10 21 (2.53%) PHP 7
11 19 (2.29%) VB.NET
12 15 (1.81%) ES6
12 15 (1.81%) PHP 5
13 12 (1.45%) T-SQL
14 11 (1.33%) Perl
15 10 (1.20%) Bash Shell
15 10 (1.20%) PowerShell
15 10 (1.20%) XPath
16 9 (1.08%) Delphi
16 9 (1.08%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 39 (4.70%) Security Cleared
2 28 (3.37%) Degree
3 14 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.36%) CISSP
4 3 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.24%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.12%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.12%) CISM
6 1 (0.12%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.12%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.98%) QA
2 6 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.36%) COBIT
3 3 (0.36%) GPG13
3 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 80 (9.64%) Docker
2 16 (1.93%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.24%) Gluster
5 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.12%) KVM
5 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.12%) vSphere
5 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (4.58%) Puppet
2 37 (4.46%) Ansible
3 20 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.84%) Capistrano
4 7 (0.84%) Pingdom
5 6 (0.72%) cPanel
5 6 (0.72%) Plesk
6 3 (0.36%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.36%) Nagios
7 2 (0.24%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.24%) Nessus
8 1 (0.12%) collectd
8 1 (0.12%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.12%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.12%) Kibana
8 1 (0.12%) logstash
8 1 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.12%) StatsD
8 1 (0.12%) Terraform
Vendors
1 55 (6.63%) Google
2 47 (5.66%) Zend
3 43 (5.18%) Oracle
4 33 (3.98%) Adobe
5 25 (3.01%) Apple
6 22 (2.65%) VMware
7 16 (1.93%) Microsoft
8 11 (1.33%) Progress
9 8 (0.96%) Twitter
9 8 (0.96%) WooCommerce
10 7 (0.84%) Rackspace
10 7 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.84%) Sitecore
10 7 (0.84%) Splunk
11 6 (0.72%) Citrix
11 6 (0.72%) Telerik
12 5 (0.60%) Siebel
13 3 (0.36%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.36%) SAP
14 2 (0.24%) TIBCO