Here is the link to the statistic https://w3techs.com/technologies/history_overview/programming_language/ms/y
These stats mean there are a lot of websites using PHP, there are a lot of jobs available. It means there are a lot of opportunities to fill. It doesn’t mean PHP is the best language but its commonly used. Why?
It’s been around for a long time. It’s easy to learn. It’s easy to start building applications. It’s easy to find documentation about it. It’s easy to find support to help your projects. it’s improving all the time because of the upgrades to the language. It has great frameworks like Laravel and Symfony among others.
The reality is that there so many technologies out there right now. New and shiny stuff always seems to attract people. I believe we all should keep learning all that we can when we can while we can.
Programming is always going to be a dynamic field and one has to adapt to its ever-changing system.
These technologies have been around for a long time, and now we see a bunch of new Frameworks come out. We see new people without not much knowledge jumping into them to create the next best thing, then later getting stuck because they don’t know how it works behind the scenes.
Focus on the CORE knowledge of things, whatever they are. Master the main thing, which in this case would be the language, and then use the other tools.
My advice is to always keep growing and develop yourself as much you can in whatever interests you the most, never settle for less, never stay still.