Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 26 44
Rank change year-on-year +4 +18 -9
Permanent jobs citing PHP 832 795 556
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 8.25% 6.89% 5.07%
As % of the Programming Languages category 15.90% 15.02% 10.68%
Number of salaries quoted 752 782 568
West Midlands median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.84% -1.59%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £51,250 £51,200 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 5232 5292 5205
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 51.91% 45.87% 47.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4524 4420 4628
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £56,250
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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +12 302 £33,125 -5.36% 12
Staffordshire +16 115 £32,500 -13.33% 7
Warwickshire -8 110 £31,000 -4.62% 4
Worcestershire -7 70 £26,000 -17.46% 3
Coventry +8 66 £37,500 +16.28%
Halesowen - 42 £32,500 - 3
Shropshire -3 38 £31,000 -4.62% 3
Solihull +7 29 £34,000 +4.62% 3
Sutton Coldfield +18 10 £30,000 -11.11%
Herefordshire -22 9 £25,000 -9.09% 1
Dudley +17 7 £27,250 +9.00%
Walsall +8 6 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Wolverhampton -8 6 £40,000 +64.95%
Brierley Hill - 4 - -
Stourbridge +2 2 £25,500 -36.25%
Wednesbury - 1 - - 1
PHP
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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.

1 632 (75.96%) JavaScript
2 574 (68.99%) HTML
3 547 (65.75%) MySQL
4 511 (61.42%) CSS
5 318 (38.22%) jQuery
6 310 (37.26%) Web Development
7 258 (31.01%) AngularJS
8 234 (28.13%) MVC
9 228 (27.40%) HTML5
10 215 (25.84%) Git (software)
11 190 (22.84%) Linux
12 188 (22.60%) Laravel
13 172 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
14 159 (19.11%) SQL
15 145 (17.43%) LAMP
16 144 (17.31%) Front End Development
17 138 (16.59%) Node.js
18 135 (16.23%) Marketing
19 130 (15.63%) Sass
20 128 (15.38%) WordPress
21 127 (15.26%) Java
22 124 (14.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 123 (14.78%) OO
24 114 (13.70%) E-Commerce
24 114 (13.70%) Symfony
25 111 (13.34%) NoSQL
25 111 (13.34%) CMS
26 102 (12.26%) Retail
27 97 (11.66%) CSS3
28 95 (11.42%) 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
1 128 (15.38%) WordPress
2 111 (13.34%) CMS
3 57 (6.85%) Apache
4 46 (5.53%) Drupal
5 29 (3.49%) nginx
6 24 (2.88%) Confluence
7 19 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (1.80%) Joomla!
9 10 (1.20%) Umbraco
10 7 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.60%) IIS
12 4 (0.48%) ColdFusion
13 3 (0.36%) ExpressionEngine
13 3 (0.36%) Mule
13 3 (0.36%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (0.24%) Apache ServiceMix
14 2 (0.24%) Moodle
14 2 (0.24%) OpenEdge
14 2 (0.24%) WildFly
Applications
1 48 (5.77%) Photoshop
2 43 (5.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 27 (3.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.72%) InDesign
6 4 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 76 (9.13%) Magento
2 17 (2.04%) OpenCart
3 9 (1.08%) Shopify
4 6 (0.72%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.72%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 87 (10.46%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (6.61%) GitHub
3 34 (4.09%) npm
4 24 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 18 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
6 17 (2.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 16 (1.92%) Google Analytics
8 10 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (1.20%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.96%) AdWords
9 8 (0.96%) SaaS
10 7 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (0.84%) Datadog
11 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.24%) Linode
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (5.89%) Internet
2 26 (3.13%) DNS
3 14 (1.68%) SSH
4 12 (1.44%) Firewall
5 10 (1.20%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.20%) VPN
6 9 (1.08%) DHCP
7 7 (0.84%) FTP
7 7 (0.84%) HTTP
8 6 (0.72%) Asterisk PBX
8 6 (0.72%) CTI
9 5 (0.60%) SMS
9 5 (0.60%) SMTP
10 3 (0.36%) SNMP
11 2 (0.24%) Network Security
12 1 (0.12%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.12%) OpenVPN
12 1 (0.12%) SSL
12 1 (0.12%) WAN
12 1 (0.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 547 (65.75%) MySQL
2 111 (13.34%) NoSQL
3 54 (6.49%) SQL Server
4 45 (5.41%) MongoDB
5 26 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
6 23 (2.76%) Relational Database
7 19 (2.28%) MariaDB
8 17 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
8 17 (2.04%) Big Data
9 14 (1.68%) Apache Cassandra
10 13 (1.56%) InterSystems Cache
11 10 (1.20%) Redis
12 3 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.36%) QlikView
12 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.24%) phpMyAdmin
13 2 (0.24%) SQLite
14 1 (0.12%) BigQuery
14 1 (0.12%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 215 (25.84%) Git (software)
2 52 (6.25%) gulp
2 52 (6.25%) JIRA
3 37 (4.45%) Subversion
4 32 (3.85%) GitLab
4 32 (3.85%) webpack
5 27 (3.25%) PHPUnit
6 25 (3.00%) Maven
7 24 (2.88%) JUnit
7 24 (2.88%) Vagrant
8 23 (2.76%) TeamCity
9 21 (2.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 15 (1.80%) Bitbucket
11 13 (1.56%) Mocha
11 13 (1.56%) Mockito
12 12 (1.44%) jMock
13 11 (1.32%) Grunt
14 10 (1.20%) PhantomJS
15 9 (1.08%) JSUnit
16 8 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 135 (16.23%) Marketing
2 102 (12.26%) Retail
3 77 (9.25%) Games
4 68 (8.17%) Advertising
5 56 (6.73%) Electronics
6 54 (6.49%) Telecoms
7 51 (6.13%) Automotive
8 47 (5.65%) Manufacturing
9 34 (4.09%) Finance
10 18 (2.16%) Back Office
11 15 (1.80%) Banking
12 5 (0.60%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.24%) Legal
14 1 (0.12%) Billing
14 1 (0.12%) Brand Awareness
14 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.12%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 716 (86.06%) Developer
2 447 (53.73%) PHP Developer
3 191 (22.96%) JavaScript Developer
4 171 (20.55%) Web Developer
5 164 (19.71%) HTML Developer
6 152 (18.27%) HTML CSS Developer
7 139 (16.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 115 (13.82%) PHP Web Developer
9 95 (11.42%) Junior
9 95 (11.42%) MySQL Developer
10 94 (11.30%) Junior Developer
10 94 (11.30%) PHP MySQL Developer
11 84 (10.10%) Senior Developer
12 63 (7.57%) Full Stack Developer
13 54 (6.49%) Senior PHP Developer
14 48 (5.77%) Junior PHP Developer
15 41 (4.93%) Architect
16 40 (4.81%) Junior JavaScript Developer
17 34 (4.09%) Software Developer
18 33 (3.97%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 574 (68.99%) HTML
2 511 (61.42%) CSS
3 318 (38.22%) jQuery
4 258 (31.01%) AngularJS
5 228 (27.40%) HTML5
6 188 (22.60%) Laravel
7 145 (17.43%) LAMP
8 138 (16.59%) Node.js
9 130 (15.63%) Sass
10 124 (14.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 114 (13.70%) Symfony
12 97 (11.66%) CSS3
13 95 (11.42%) React
14 74 (8.89%) .NET
15 71 (8.53%) REST
16 68 (8.17%) Web Services
17 59 (7.09%) CodeIgniter
18 48 (5.77%) RESTful
19 47 (5.65%) Backbone.js
19 47 (5.65%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 79 (9.50%) Social Media
2 77 (9.25%) Mobile App
3 56 (6.73%) User Experience
4 38 (4.57%) Greenfield Project
5 29 (3.49%) Graphic Design
6 28 (3.37%) BBC
7 25 (3.00%) Data Structures
7 25 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (2.64%) Linux Command Line
9 16 (1.92%) Online Games
10 14 (1.68%) Mobile Games
11 12 (1.44%) NHS
12 11 (1.32%) Private Cloud
13 10 (1.20%) Computer Science
14 8 (0.96%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (0.84%) Client/Server
16 6 (0.72%) iPad
17 5 (0.60%) Social Network
18 4 (0.48%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 190 (22.84%) Linux
2 73 (8.77%) Android
3 69 (8.29%) Apple iOS
4 45 (5.41%) Windows
5 12 (1.44%) Ubuntu
6 10 (1.20%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.08%) Debian
8 8 (0.96%) Unix
9 6 (0.72%) CentOS
10 4 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.24%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.12%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (37.26%) Web Development
2 234 (28.13%) MVC
3 172 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
4 144 (17.31%) Front End Development
5 123 (14.78%) OO
6 114 (13.70%) E-Commerce
7 87 (10.46%) SDLC
8 85 (10.22%) SEO
9 66 (7.93%) OO PHP
9 66 (7.93%) OOP
10 65 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
11 62 (7.45%) Open Source
11 62 (7.45%) Scrum
12 58 (6.97%) Web Design
13 50 (6.01%) Mobile Application Development
13 50 (6.01%) Project Management
14 49 (5.89%) Mentoring
15 43 (5.17%) Content Management
16 42 (5.05%) Mobile Development
17 40 (4.81%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 632 (75.96%) JavaScript
2 159 (19.11%) SQL
3 127 (15.26%) Java
4 83 (9.98%) Python
5 81 (9.74%) C++
6 80 (9.62%) C
7 78 (9.38%) C#
8 52 (6.25%) Ruby
9 23 (2.76%) VB.NET
10 20 (2.40%) PHP 5
11 17 (2.04%) PHP 7
12 14 (1.68%) Bash Shell
13 13 (1.56%) Delphi
13 13 (1.56%) Go
13 13 (1.56%) MUMPS
13 13 (1.56%) Perl
14 11 (1.32%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.32%) Shell Script
14 11 (1.32%) XPath
15 10 (1.20%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 27 (3.25%) Security Cleared
2 20 (2.40%) Degree
3 6 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
5 2 (0.24%) CISSP
5 2 (0.24%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.12%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.12%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.97%) QA
2 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.24%) COBIT
3 2 (0.24%) GPG13
3 2 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 66 (7.93%) Docker
2 12 (1.44%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.84%) KVM
3 7 (0.84%) VirtualBox
4 6 (0.72%) pfSense
4 6 (0.72%) Samba
4 6 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.24%) Gluster
7 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.12%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.12%) vSphere
7 1 (0.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (4.09%) Ansible
2 30 (3.61%) Puppet
3 15 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.84%) Capistrano
4 7 (0.84%) Nagios
4 7 (0.84%) Pingdom
5 6 (0.72%) cPanel
5 6 (0.72%) Plesk
5 6 (0.72%) Salt
6 4 (0.48%) Cacti
6 4 (0.48%) Icinga
7 3 (0.36%) HAProxy
8 2 (0.24%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.24%) Nessus
9 1 (0.12%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.12%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 46 (5.53%) Google
1 46 (5.53%) Zend
2 45 (5.41%) Adobe
3 33 (3.97%) Oracle
4 26 (3.13%) Apple
5 18 (2.16%) VMware
6 10 (1.20%) Microsoft
7 7 (0.84%) Rackspace
7 7 (0.84%) Sitecore
7 7 (0.84%) Splunk
7 7 (0.84%) Twitter
8 6 (0.72%) Citrix
8 6 (0.72%) Red Hat
8 6 (0.72%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.60%) Progress
9 5 (0.60%) Siebel
10 4 (0.48%) Facebook
11 2 (0.24%) NEC
11 2 (0.24%) TIBCO
11 2 (0.24%) WooCommerce