Period
to 19 August 2019

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 19 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 51 29
Rank change year-on-year +1 -22 +2
Permanent jobs citing PHP 359 430 727
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.69% 4.75% 7.25%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.32% 10.49% 13.76%
Number of salaries quoted 341 388 715
West Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +4.84%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £54,750 £55,000 £45,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 3,479 4,099 5,285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.43% 45.24% 52.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,852 3,470 4,615
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 19 August 2019.

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 19 August 2019. 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 +3 111 £38,132 +8.95% 32
Staffordshire +19 71 £35,000 +7.69% 14
Worcestershire -1 60 £40,000 +14.29% 20
Warwickshire -26 33 £40,000 +23.08% 6
Coventry -4 21 £35,000 +1.99% 10
Shropshire -2 19 £30,000 - 3
Sutton Coldfield +19 15 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Solihull -22 14 £28,250 -8.13% 8
Wolverhampton +28 9 £37,500 +44.23% 1
Wednesbury - 3 £60,000 -
Walsall - 1 £70,000 - 1
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, 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.

1 215 (59.89%) JavaScript
2 195 (54.32%) CSS
3 191 (53.20%) MySQL
4 179 (49.86%) HTML
5 155 (43.18%) Laravel
6 126 (35.10%) Git (software)
7 119 (33.15%) Web Development
8 108 (30.08%) MVC
9 96 (26.74%) jQuery
10 77 (21.45%) Linux
10 77 (21.45%) AngularJS
11 71 (19.78%) OO
11 71 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
12 70 (19.50%) Node.js
13 59 (16.43%) Symfony
14 53 (14.76%) Docker
15 48 (13.37%) React
16 47 (13.09%) Python
17 45 (12.53%) SQL
17 45 (12.53%) DevOps
18 44 (12.26%) OO PHP
18 44 (12.26%) HTML5
18 44 (12.26%) Vue.js
19 43 (11.98%) WordPress
20 41 (11.42%) LAMP
20 41 (11.42%) Mobile App
21 39 (10.86%) CodeIgniter
22 38 (10.58%) TDD
22 38 (10.58%) Scrum
22 38 (10.58%) CSS3

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 43 (11.98%) WordPress
2 21 (5.85%) CMS
3 20 (5.57%) Drupal
4 12 (3.34%) Apache
5 8 (2.23%) Joomla!
6 5 (1.39%) Apache Solr
6 5 (1.39%) Confluence
7 4 (1.11%) IIS
7 4 (1.11%) nginx
7 4 (1.11%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.28%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.28%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 34 (9.47%) Magento
2 8 (2.23%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (1.67%) Shopify
4 5 (1.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.84%) JDE OneWorld
5 3 (0.84%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.84%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.56%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (10.03%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (6.69%) SaaS
3 13 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (3.34%) GitHub
5 11 (3.06%) Amazon S3
6 10 (2.79%) Heroku
7 9 (2.51%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (2.23%) Serverless
9 7 (1.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 6 (1.67%) CloudFront
11 5 (1.39%) Fastly
11 5 (1.39%) Route 53
11 5 (1.39%) Sage Pay
12 4 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.11%) npm
12 4 (1.11%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.84%) Amazon ECS
13 3 (0.84%) Boomi
14 2 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.51%) DNS
2 8 (2.23%) Internet
3 5 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.11%) HTTP
4 4 (1.11%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.11%) Skype
4 4 (1.11%) SSL
5 3 (0.84%) Broadband
5 3 (0.84%) OpenVPN
6 2 (0.56%) Firewall
6 2 (0.56%) Intranet
7 1 (0.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 191 (53.20%) MySQL
2 17 (4.74%) MariaDB
3 16 (4.46%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.90%) Relational Database
5 11 (3.06%) Redis
6 7 (1.95%) Couchbase
7 6 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.67%) SQL Server
8 5 (1.39%) Amazon Aurora
8 5 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.11%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.11%) Power BI
10 3 (0.84%) QlikView
11 2 (0.56%) GIS
12 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
12 1 (0.28%) DataStage
12 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 126 (35.10%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.46%) Vagrant
3 14 (3.90%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.06%) JIRA
5 8 (2.23%) Bitbucket
5 8 (2.23%) gulp
5 8 (2.23%) JSUnit
6 6 (1.67%) GitLab
6 6 (1.67%) PHPUnit
7 4 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (1.11%) Maven
7 4 (1.11%) Selenium
7 4 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.84%) Subversion
8 3 (0.84%) webpack
9 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.56%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.56%) Xdebug
10 1 (0.28%) CircleCI
10 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (8.36%) Marketing
2 16 (4.46%) Games
3 11 (3.06%) Retail
4 9 (2.51%) Back Office
5 6 (1.67%) Online Betting
6 5 (1.39%) Finance
7 4 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.11%) Public Sector
8 2 (0.56%) Advertising
8 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 299 (83.29%) Developer
2 195 (54.32%) PHP Developer
3 50 (13.93%) Web Developer
4 45 (12.53%) Senior Developer
5 39 (10.86%) Full Stack Developer
6 24 (6.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 24 (6.69%) Junior
6 24 (6.69%) Senior PHP Developer
7 22 (6.13%) Junior Developer
8 19 (5.29%) Junior PHP Developer
9 16 (4.46%) DevOps Engineer
10 12 (3.34%) PHP Laravel Developer
10 12 (3.34%) PHP Web Developer
11 10 (2.79%) Applications Support
11 10 (2.79%) Software Developer
12 9 (2.51%) Senior Web Developer
13 8 (2.23%) Applications Developer
13 8 (2.23%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 7 (1.95%) Unix Scripter
14 7 (1.95%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (54.32%) CSS
2 179 (49.86%) HTML
3 155 (43.18%) Laravel
4 96 (26.74%) jQuery
5 77 (21.45%) AngularJS
6 70 (19.50%) Node.js
7 59 (16.43%) Symfony
8 48 (13.37%) React
9 44 (12.26%) HTML5
9 44 (12.26%) Vue.js
10 41 (11.42%) LAMP
11 39 (10.86%) CodeIgniter
12 38 (10.58%) CSS3
13 36 (10.03%) Sass
14 30 (8.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 29 (8.08%) Web Services
16 20 (5.57%) JSON
17 19 (5.29%) RESTful
17 19 (5.29%) Spring
18 18 (5.01%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.42%) Mobile App
2 21 (5.85%) User Experience
3 16 (4.46%) Social Media
4 12 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (1.95%) Life Science
6 7 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.95%) Mobile Games
6 7 (1.95%) NHS
7 6 (1.67%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.11%) Video\Live Streaming
10 3 (0.84%) FMCG
11 2 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.56%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.28%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.28%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.28%) Marketing Technology
12 1 (0.28%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 77 (21.45%) Linux
2 19 (5.29%) Unix
3 12 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (3.06%) Ubuntu
5 10 (2.79%) CentOS
6 9 (2.51%) Mac OS
7 5 (1.39%) Windows
8 1 (0.28%) Android
8 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (33.15%) Web Development
2 108 (30.08%) MVC
3 71 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (19.78%) OO
4 45 (12.53%) DevOps
5 44 (12.26%) OO PHP
6 38 (10.58%) Scrum
6 38 (10.58%) TDD
7 34 (9.47%) OOP
8 33 (9.19%) Unit Testing
9 32 (8.91%) E-Commerce
10 30 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
11 24 (6.69%) Front End Development
12 23 (6.41%) SDLC
13 21 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (5.57%) Microservices
15 18 (5.01%) Mobile Development
16 16 (4.46%) Mentoring
17 12 (3.34%) Time Management
18 11 (3.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 215 (59.89%) JavaScript
2 47 (13.09%) Python
3 45 (12.53%) SQL
4 31 (8.64%) C#
5 24 (6.69%) Java
6 21 (5.85%) Bash Shell
7 18 (5.01%) Ruby
8 15 (4.18%) ES6
8 15 (4.18%) Perl
9 13 (3.62%) PHP 7
10 11 (3.06%) Kotlin
11 9 (2.51%) AWK
11 9 (2.51%) TypeScript
12 8 (2.23%) C
13 3 (0.84%) Lua
13 3 (0.84%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.84%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.56%) C++
14 2 (0.56%) PHP 5
14 2 (0.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (5.85%) Degree
2 3 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
3 1 (0.28%) ISEB
3 1 (0.28%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.85%) QA
2 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.84%) GDPR
4 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (14.76%) Docker
2 6 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (0.84%) Varnish
4 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (4.74%) Puppet
2 10 (2.79%) Kubernetes
2 10 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.11%) Ansible
3 4 (1.11%) Nagios
3 4 (1.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (0.56%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.56%) Icinga
4 2 (0.56%) Terraform
5 1 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 24 (6.69%) Zend
2 8 (2.23%) Oracle
3 7 (1.95%) Microsoft
3 7 (1.95%) WooCommerce
4 6 (1.67%) Red Hat
5 5 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (1.11%) Fujitsu
6 4 (1.11%) Percona
6 4 (1.11%) SAP
7 3 (0.84%) Dell
7 3 (0.84%) hybris
7 3 (0.84%) JD Edwards
7 3 (0.84%) RedPrairie
7 3 (0.84%) VMware
8 2 (0.56%) Google
8 2 (0.56%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (0.56%) Veeam
9 1 (0.28%) IBM