Period
to 27 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) and 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 49 39 44
Rank change year-on-year -10 +5 0
Permanent jobs citing PHP 1,663 413 455
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 5.92% 6.27% 5.96%
As % of the Programming Languages category 10.38% 9.83% 10.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1,386 373 440
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,400 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
75th Percentile £70,000 £55,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £112,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 16,018 4,203 4,497
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 56.98% 63.76% 58.86%
Number of salaries quoted 12,763 3,830 4,073
10th Percentile £37,500 £36,250 £33,750
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £77,500 £70,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £83,750 £85,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

PHP
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing PHP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

PHP trend for jobs with a WFH option

PHP
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing PHP.

PHP salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

PHP
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing PHP over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

PHP salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, PHP job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for PHP.

1 1,061 (63.80%) JavaScript
2 684 (41.13%) MySQL
3 627 (37.70%) HTML
4 582 (35.00%) CSS
5 478 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
6 467 (28.08%) Docker
7 462 (27.78%) React
8 455 (27.36%) Laravel
9 414 (24.89%) Git (software)
10 411 (24.71%) Full Stack Development
11 402 (24.17%) AWS
12 369 (22.19%) MVC
13 368 (22.13%) Linux
14 323 (19.42%) SQL
15 313 (18.82%) Software Engineering
16 294 (17.68%) jQuery
17 284 (17.08%) Go
18 279 (16.78%) E-Commerce
19 274 (16.48%) Greenfield Project
20 271 (16.30%) Fintech
21 265 (15.94%) Symfony
22 264 (15.87%) OO
23 259 (15.57%) Social Skills
24 250 (15.03%) Node.js
25 247 (14.85%) TDD
26 237 (14.25%) Problem-Solving
27 234 (14.07%) NoSQL
28 224 (13.47%) Web Development
29 221 (13.29%) RESTful
30 209 (12.57%) SaaS

PHP
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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
1 164 (9.86%) WordPress
2 94 (5.65%) CMS
3 91 (5.47%) Elasticsearch
4 80 (4.81%) Apache
5 71 (4.27%) nginx
6 66 (3.97%) Apache Solr
7 62 (3.73%) Drupal
8 16 (0.96%) IIS
9 13 (0.78%) MODX
10 9 (0.54%) EPiServer
11 7 (0.42%) Moodle
12 6 (0.36%) Confluence
12 6 (0.36%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.18%) Gunicorn
15 2 (0.12%) ColdFusion
15 2 (0.12%) Headless CMS
15 2 (0.12%) Kentico
16 1 (0.060%) Apache Pig
16 1 (0.060%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (0.54%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.42%) Sketch
4 6 (0.36%) InDesign
4 6 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.12%) Adobe XD
7 2 (0.12%) Figma
Business Applications
1 54 (3.25%) Magento
2 35 (2.10%) NetSuite
3 27 (1.62%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 18 (1.08%) Shopify
5 15 (0.90%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 4 (0.24%) Summit
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
8 2 (0.12%) JDE OneWorld
8 2 (0.12%) osCommerce
9 1 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 402 (24.17%) AWS
2 209 (12.57%) SaaS
3 144 (8.66%) Azure
4 99 (5.95%) GitHub
5 84 (5.05%) GCP
6 75 (4.51%) Serverless
7 39 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
8 38 (2.29%) Amazon S3
9 31 (1.86%) PaaS
10 30 (1.80%) Datadog
11 27 (1.62%) Linode
12 23 (1.38%) AWS CloudFormation
13 22 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
14 21 (1.26%) Firebase
15 20 (1.20%) Rackspace Cloud
16 18 (1.08%) Amazon SQS
16 18 (1.08%) Microsoft 365
17 15 (0.90%) Google Analytics
18 14 (0.84%) npm
19 12 (0.72%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 60 (3.61%) HTTP
2 42 (2.53%) DNS
3 31 (1.86%) Internet
4 25 (1.50%) Firewall
5 19 (1.14%) VPN
6 18 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (0.78%) SSL
8 12 (0.72%) DHCP
8 12 (0.72%) IPv6
9 10 (0.60%) MQTT
9 10 (0.60%) SSH
10 6 (0.36%) LAN
11 5 (0.30%) Intranet
11 5 (0.30%) IPv4
11 5 (0.30%) WAN
12 4 (0.24%) Broadband
12 4 (0.24%) Network Security
13 2 (0.12%) SNMP
13 2 (0.12%) TCP/IP
14 1 (0.060%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 684 (41.13%) MySQL
2 234 (14.07%) NoSQL
3 205 (12.33%) MongoDB
4 141 (8.48%) Redis
5 107 (6.43%) SQL Server
6 50 (3.01%) Couchbase
7 49 (2.95%) MariaDB
8 44 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
9 38 (2.29%) Amazon Aurora
9 38 (2.29%) Relational Database
10 22 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
11 15 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 14 (0.84%) CouchDB
13 11 (0.66%) Power BI
14 9 (0.54%) Big Data
14 9 (0.54%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.54%) Tableau
15 5 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
15 5 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
16 4 (0.24%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 414 (24.89%) Git (software)
2 85 (5.11%) PHPUnit
3 64 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 63 (3.79%) JIRA
5 28 (1.68%) Bitbucket
6 27 (1.62%) gulp
6 27 (1.62%) WebStorm
7 22 (1.32%) GitLab
7 22 (1.32%) webpack
8 20 (1.20%) PhpStorm
9 13 (0.78%) Subversion
10 10 (0.60%) Mocha
11 9 (0.54%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.54%) GoCD
12 8 (0.48%) Mercurial
13 7 (0.42%) git-flow
14 6 (0.36%) Babel
14 6 (0.36%) Cactus
14 6 (0.36%) Xdebug
15 5 (0.30%) Selenium
General
1 259 (15.57%) Social Skills
2 184 (11.06%) Finance
3 119 (7.16%) Marketing
4 67 (4.03%) Retail
5 48 (2.89%) Games
6 39 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (0.84%) French Language
7 14 (0.84%) Organisational Skills
8 13 (0.78%) Telecoms
9 10 (0.60%) Automotive
9 10 (0.60%) Banking
10 9 (0.54%) Public Sector
11 8 (0.48%) Law
12 4 (0.24%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 3 (0.18%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (0.18%) Electronics
13 3 (0.18%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.18%) Publishing
14 2 (0.12%) Billing
14 2 (0.12%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1,332 (80.10%) Developer
2 944 (56.76%) PHP Developer
3 223 (13.41%) Full Stack Developer
4 194 (11.67%) Senior Developer
5 139 (8.36%) Senior PHP Developer
6 125 (7.52%) Lead Developer
7 121 (7.28%) Software Developer
8 114 (6.86%) React Developer
9 92 (5.53%) Principal Developer
10 82 (4.93%) PHP Laravel Developer
11 79 (4.75%) Lead PHP Developer
12 67 (4.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 65 (3.91%) Software Engineer
14 64 (3.85%) Web Developer
15 62 (3.73%) JavaScript Developer
16 54 (3.25%) Senior Software Developer
17 53 (3.19%) Team Leader
18 49 (2.95%) WordPress Developer
19 48 (2.89%) PHP Team Leader
20 45 (2.71%) E-Commerce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 627 (37.70%) HTML
2 582 (35.00%) CSS
3 462 (27.78%) React
4 455 (27.36%) Laravel
5 294 (17.68%) jQuery
6 265 (15.94%) Symfony
7 250 (15.03%) Node.js
8 221 (13.29%) RESTful
9 182 (10.94%) Vue.js
10 179 (10.76%) AngularJS
11 174 (10.46%) REST
12 155 (9.32%) LAMP
13 154 (9.26%) Web Services
14 148 (8.90%) HTML5
15 147 (8.84%) CodeIgniter
16 128 (7.70%) XML
17 106 (6.37%) JSON
18 86 (5.17%) Sass
19 81 (4.87%) CSS3
20 78 (4.69%) Flutter
Miscellaneous
1 274 (16.48%) Greenfield Project
2 113 (6.79%) User Experience
3 80 (4.81%) e-Learning
4 61 (3.67%) Mobile App
5 57 (3.43%) Self-Motivation
6 53 (3.19%) Legacy Code
7 22 (1.32%) Algorithms
7 22 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 16 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (0.72%) Renewable Energy
10 10 (0.60%) Data Structures
10 10 (0.60%) NHS
11 9 (0.54%) Legacy Systems
11 9 (0.54%) Virtual Team
12 8 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.48%) Public Cloud
13 7 (0.42%) EPoS
13 7 (0.42%) VLE
14 6 (0.36%) Blog
14 6 (0.36%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 368 (22.13%) Linux
2 77 (4.63%) Windows
3 48 (2.89%) Android
4 45 (2.71%) Apple iOS
5 29 (1.74%) Windows Server
6 27 (1.62%) Unix
7 20 (1.20%) CentOS
7 20 (1.20%) Debian
8 18 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (1.08%) Windows Server 2019
9 14 (0.84%) Ubuntu
10 11 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.36%) Windows 10
11 6 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.36%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.30%) Fedora
13 3 (0.18%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.060%) Alpine Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
2 411 (24.71%) Full Stack Development
3 369 (22.19%) MVC
4 313 (18.82%) Software Engineering
5 279 (16.78%) E-Commerce
6 271 (16.30%) Fintech
7 264 (15.87%) OO
8 247 (14.85%) TDD
9 237 (14.25%) Problem-Solving
10 224 (13.47%) Web Development
11 206 (12.39%) OOP
12 198 (11.91%) DevOps
13 191 (11.49%) Scrum
14 182 (10.94%) Microservices
15 173 (10.40%) Technology Roadmap
16 155 (9.32%) Unit Testing
17 149 (8.96%) Product Roadmap
18 147 (8.84%) Project Delivery
19 144 (8.66%) Technical Architecture
20 138 (8.30%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,061 (63.80%) JavaScript
2 323 (19.42%) SQL
3 284 (17.08%) Go
4 194 (11.67%) Python
5 135 (8.12%) Java
6 125 (7.52%) PHP 7
7 105 (6.31%) C#
8 80 (4.81%) Dart
9 65 (3.91%) Ruby
10 55 (3.31%) TypeScript
11 44 (2.65%) PHP 5
12 41 (2.47%) Bash Shell
13 36 (2.16%) C++
14 34 (2.04%) Perl
15 32 (1.92%) Shell Script
16 30 (1.80%) PowerShell
17 29 (1.74%) Groovy
18 21 (1.26%) ES6
19 15 (0.90%) Kotlin
19 15 (0.90%) Scala
Qualifications
1 53 (3.19%) Degree
2 38 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (0.54%) Analytics IQ
4 3 (0.18%) AWS Certification
4 3 (0.18%) CEH
4 3 (0.18%) CISM
4 3 (0.18%) CISSP
4 3 (0.18%) GCFE
4 3 (0.18%) GIAC
4 3 (0.18%) GISP
4 3 (0.18%) GSEC
4 3 (0.18%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.060%) ISEB
5 1 (0.060%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.060%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.060%) MCSE
5 1 (0.060%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.060%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.060%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.060%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.31%) QA
2 26 (1.56%) Accessibility
3 11 (0.66%) WCAG
4 9 (0.54%) SLA
5 2 (0.12%) GDPR
5 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.060%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.060%) PMO
System Software
1 467 (28.08%) Docker
2 19 (1.14%) KVM
3 8 (0.48%) vSphere
4 3 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.12%) iptables
6 1 (0.060%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.060%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.060%) QEMU
6 1 (0.060%) Varnish
6 1 (0.060%) vCloud
6 1 (0.060%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 105 (6.31%) Kubernetes
2 82 (4.93%) Terraform
3 78 (4.69%) Ansible
4 33 (1.98%) Puppet
5 32 (1.92%) Rancher
6 29 (1.74%) Grafana
7 28 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (1.26%) Kibana
9 9 (0.54%) Matomo
10 7 (0.42%) Salt
11 5 (0.30%) Pingdom
11 5 (0.30%) SCCM
12 4 (0.24%) Packer
12 4 (0.24%) Prometheus
13 3 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.18%) Istio
13 3 (0.18%) QRadar
14 2 (0.12%) HAProxy
14 2 (0.12%) ZABBIX
15 1 (0.060%) Scalr
Vendors
1 149 (8.96%) Zend
2 85 (5.11%) Google
3 40 (2.41%) WooCommerce
4 36 (2.16%) SAP
5 34 (2.04%) Microsoft
6 32 (1.92%) Oracle
7 28 (1.68%) Adobe
8 20 (1.20%) Rackspace
9 10 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
9 10 (0.60%) VMware
10 9 (0.54%) Okta
10 9 (0.54%) Snowplow
11 8 (0.48%) JD Edwards
12 7 (0.42%) New Relic
13 6 (0.36%) IBM
13 6 (0.36%) PagerDuty
14 5 (0.30%) Alibaba
14 5 (0.30%) HubSpot
15 4 (0.24%) Sage
15 4 (0.24%) Splunk