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

PHP
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 30 34
Rank change year-on-year -19 +4 -5
Permanent jobs citing PHP 446 716 741
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.80% 7.07% 5.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.36% 13.61% 13.78%
Number of salaries quoted 400 715 722
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% -4.62%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,125 £45,000 £46,250
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 4,305 5,259 5,378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.36% 51.90% 43.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3,633 4,584 4,566
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £62,450 £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 July 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 July 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 -30 172 £35,000 +5.97% 26
Staffordshire -15 64 £35,000 - 24
Warwickshire -14 48 £32,500 +8.33% 15
Coventry +14 44 £34,316 -8.49% 9
Worcestershire -3 40 £35,000 +34.62% 12
Solihull -6 29 £31,500 -12.50% 9
Shropshire +19 22 £30,000 - 7
Wolverhampton -21 3 £24,250 -11.82% 4
Herefordshire 0 2 £19,750 -21.00%
Sutton Coldfield -7 2 £45,000 +45.16% 1
Stourbridge - 2 £45,000 - 1
Halesowen +4 1 £27,500 -15.38%
Dudley -12 1 £47,500 +82.69%
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 321 (71.97%) JavaScript
2 274 (61.43%) HTML
3 257 (57.62%) CSS
4 194 (43.50%) MySQL
5 160 (35.87%) Web Development
6 101 (22.65%) Java
7 96 (21.52%) MVC
7 96 (21.52%) Git (software)
8 94 (21.08%) Laravel
8 94 (21.08%) Linux
9 85 (19.06%) Agile Software Development
10 82 (18.39%) SQL
11 81 (18.16%) jQuery
12 80 (17.94%) AngularJS
13 75 (16.82%) LAMP
14 72 (16.14%) Front End Development
15 68 (15.25%) WordPress
16 66 (14.80%) Python
17 59 (13.23%) Amazon AWS
18 56 (12.56%) E-Commerce
18 56 (12.56%) OO
19 51 (11.43%) Docker
20 48 (10.76%) HTML5
21 47 (10.54%) Apache
21 47 (10.54%) OOP
21 47 (10.54%) Software Engineering
22 45 (10.09%) Google
23 43 (9.64%) CMS
23 43 (9.64%) Symfony
24 41 (9.19%) React

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 68 (15.25%) WordPress
2 47 (10.54%) Apache
3 43 (9.64%) CMS
4 25 (5.61%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (2.69%) Drupal
5 12 (2.69%) nginx
6 7 (1.57%) Umbraco
7 5 (1.12%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.12%) JBoss
8 4 (0.90%) Confluence
9 3 (0.67%) ColdFusion
9 3 (0.67%) Joomla!
9 3 (0.67%) Moodle
10 2 (0.45%) ExpressionEngine
10 2 (0.45%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.22%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.22%) Magnolia
11 1 (0.22%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.22%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 21 (4.71%) Photoshop
2 10 (2.24%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.45%) Blender
4 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.22%) InVision
Business Applications
1 25 (5.61%) Magento
2 7 (1.57%) Shopify
3 3 (0.67%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.22%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.22%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 59 (13.23%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (6.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (5.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 22 (4.93%) SaaS
5 7 (1.57%) Google Analytics
6 6 (1.35%) Fastly
6 6 (1.35%) Heroku
6 6 (1.35%) Stackdriver
6 6 (1.35%) Zapier
7 5 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 4 (0.90%) DigitalOcean
9 3 (0.67%) AdWords
9 3 (0.67%) GitHub
9 3 (0.67%) Google Tag Manager
9 3 (0.67%) MailChimp
10 2 (0.45%) Asana
10 2 (0.45%) BrowserStack
10 2 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.45%) npm
10 2 (0.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.36%) HTTP
2 10 (2.24%) Internet
3 9 (2.02%) DNS
4 7 (1.57%) SSL
5 5 (1.12%) SMS
6 3 (0.67%) Broadband
6 3 (0.67%) Extranet
6 3 (0.67%) Firewall
7 2 (0.45%) Intranet
7 2 (0.45%) SSH
8 1 (0.22%) FTP
8 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 194 (43.50%) MySQL
2 25 (5.61%) MongoDB
3 22 (4.93%) Redis
4 21 (4.71%) SQL Server
5 19 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (4.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 15 (3.36%) NoSQL
8 14 (3.14%) Relational Database
9 13 (2.91%) BigQuery
9 13 (2.91%) Bigtable
10 11 (2.47%) Big Data
11 7 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.22%) MySQL Workbench
13 1 (0.22%) Neo4j
13 1 (0.22%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 96 (21.52%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.36%) Subversion
3 11 (2.47%) Jenkins
3 11 (2.47%) Maven
4 10 (2.24%) JIRA
5 7 (1.57%) gulp
5 7 (1.57%) PHPUnit
6 6 (1.35%) GitLab
6 6 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
7 5 (1.12%) Bitbucket
7 5 (1.12%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.90%) Grunt
8 4 (0.90%) JUnit
8 4 (0.90%) Selenium
9 3 (0.67%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.67%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.45%) Bower
10 2 (0.45%) Mocha
10 2 (0.45%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 38 (8.52%) Retail
2 35 (7.85%) Marketing
3 29 (6.50%) Advertising
4 16 (3.59%) Automotive
5 14 (3.14%) Games
6 9 (2.02%) Finance
7 3 (0.67%) Banking
8 2 (0.45%) Back Office
8 2 (0.45%) Electronics
8 2 (0.45%) Local Government
9 1 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 378 (84.75%) Developer
2 219 (49.10%) PHP Developer
3 63 (14.13%) Web Developer
4 51 (11.43%) Senior Developer
5 39 (8.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 38 (8.52%) PHP Web Developer
7 36 (8.07%) Java Developer
7 36 (8.07%) JavaScript Developer
8 32 (7.17%) Senior PHP Developer
9 28 (6.28%) Full Stack Developer
10 26 (5.83%) Junior
10 26 (5.83%) Junior Developer
10 26 (5.83%) WordPress Developer
11 25 (5.61%) PHP WordPress Developer
11 25 (5.61%) Software Developer
12 22 (4.93%) PHP Laravel Developer
13 17 (3.81%) Backend Developer
14 15 (3.36%) Software Engineer
15 14 (3.14%) Graduate
15 14 (3.14%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (61.43%) HTML
2 257 (57.62%) CSS
3 94 (21.08%) Laravel
4 81 (18.16%) jQuery
5 80 (17.94%) AngularJS
6 75 (16.82%) LAMP
7 48 (10.76%) HTML5
8 43 (9.64%) Symfony
9 41 (9.19%) React
10 33 (7.40%) CodeIgniter
10 33 (7.40%) RESTful
11 30 (6.73%) CSS3
11 30 (6.73%) Node.js
12 28 (6.28%) JSON
12 28 (6.28%) Sass
13 25 (5.61%) .NET
14 24 (5.38%) XML
15 21 (4.71%) Spring
16 20 (4.48%) CakePHP
16 20 (4.48%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.62%) User Experience
2 31 (6.95%) Mobile App
3 21 (4.71%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 17 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
8 10 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.24%) Social Media
9 5 (1.12%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.12%) Driving Licence
10 4 (0.90%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.90%) Graphic Design
10 4 (0.90%) iPhone
11 3 (0.67%) BBC
11 3 (0.67%) Video\Live Streaming
11 3 (0.67%) VLE
12 2 (0.45%) Oculus Rift
12 2 (0.45%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.45%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 94 (21.08%) Linux
2 18 (4.04%) Unix
3 14 (3.14%) Android
4 11 (2.47%) Windows
5 6 (1.35%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.35%) CentOS
6 5 (1.12%) Ubuntu
7 3 (0.67%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.45%) Debian
9 1 (0.22%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (35.87%) Web Development
2 96 (21.52%) MVC
3 85 (19.06%) Agile Software Development
4 72 (16.14%) Front End Development
5 56 (12.56%) E-Commerce
5 56 (12.56%) OO
6 47 (10.54%) OOP
6 47 (10.54%) Software Engineering
7 36 (8.07%) Microservices
8 32 (7.17%) OO PHP
9 30 (6.73%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (6.50%) TDD
11 28 (6.28%) Open Source
11 28 (6.28%) Test Automation
12 27 (6.05%) Unit Testing
13 26 (5.83%) Responsive Web Design
14 25 (5.61%) SEO
15 24 (5.38%) CRM
16 22 (4.93%) SDLC
17 20 (4.48%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 321 (71.97%) JavaScript
2 101 (22.65%) Java
3 82 (18.39%) SQL
4 66 (14.80%) Python
5 29 (6.50%) Perl
6 28 (6.28%) Ruby
7 23 (5.16%) C#
7 23 (5.16%) Go
7 23 (5.16%) Java 8
8 19 (4.26%) PHP 5
9 15 (3.36%) C++
10 12 (2.69%) ES6
11 11 (2.47%) Elixir
12 8 (1.79%) Apex Code
13 7 (1.57%) PHP 7
14 5 (1.12%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.12%) VB
15 4 (0.90%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.90%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 3 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (8.52%) Degree
2 14 (3.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.57%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.12%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.22%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (0.22%) LPIC
6 1 (0.22%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.22%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.02%) QA
2 6 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.45%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) GCP
4 1 (0.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 51 (11.43%) Docker
2 8 (1.79%) Varnish
3 2 (0.45%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (5.38%) Kubernetes
2 13 (2.91%) Puppet
3 11 (2.47%) Terraform
4 7 (1.57%) Ansible
5 6 (1.35%) cPanel
5 6 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.90%) Plesk
7 2 (0.45%) Packer
7 2 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.22%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 45 (10.09%) Google
2 33 (7.40%) Zend
3 25 (5.61%) Adobe
4 21 (4.71%) Oracle
5 16 (3.59%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (2.69%) Twitter
7 10 (2.24%) Apple
8 9 (2.02%) Microsoft
9 8 (1.79%) hybris
9 8 (1.79%) MuleSoft
10 7 (1.57%) Demandware
11 6 (1.35%) Rackspace
11 6 (1.35%) Zuora
12 3 (0.67%) Capita
12 3 (0.67%) VMware
13 2 (0.45%) Facebook
13 2 (0.45%) HubSpot
13 2 (0.45%) IBM
13 2 (0.45%) Red Hat
14 1 (0.22%) New Relic