Period
to 18 April 2021

The median annual salary for a PHP Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

PHP Developer
England > South East
6 months to
18 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 160 146 202
Rank change year-on-year -14 +56 -82
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 234 412 438
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.86% 2.06% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 2.16% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 205 375 399
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £33,750 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
75th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
South East
Permanent vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 11,891 19,074 25,744
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 95.59% 96.67%
Number of salaries quoted 9,421 15,722 21,485
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £26,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,970 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £63,750 £63,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £53,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +3.77% +0.95% +5.00%

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured PHP Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in the South East

PHP Developer
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PHP Developer in the South East.

Salary trend for PHP Developer in the South East

PHP Developer
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing PHP Developer in the South East over the 6 months to 18 April 2021.

Salary histogram for PHP Developer in the South East

PHP Developer
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 April 2021. 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
Thames Valley +60 96 £49,500 +4.21% 19
Hampshire -13 88 £37,500 -14.77% 10
Berkshire +45 73 £50,000 +5.26% 9
East Sussex -1 25 £37,500 -16.67% 6
Oxfordshire +43 19 £47,500 - 7
Surrey +33 14 £35,000 -13.04% 2
West Sussex -19 5 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Buckinghamshire +16 4 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Kent -5 3 £40,000 +14.29% 3
PHP Developer
England

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2021, PHP Developer 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 job ads across the South East region featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 234 (100.00%) PHP
2 165 (70.51%) JavaScript
3 156 (66.67%) MySQL
4 154 (65.81%) HTML
5 153 (65.38%) CSS
6 112 (47.86%) Laravel
7 107 (45.73%) Web Development
8 97 (41.45%) Git (software)
9 88 (37.61%) OOP
10 82 (35.04%) MVC
10 82 (35.04%) Symfony
11 68 (29.06%) Unit Testing
12 63 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
13 60 (25.64%) Web Services
14 57 (24.36%) OO
14 57 (24.36%) Linux
15 55 (23.50%) WordPress
15 55 (23.50%) CodeIgniter
16 44 (18.80%) CMS
16 44 (18.80%) Node.js
17 43 (18.38%) React
18 41 (17.52%) NoSQL
19 40 (17.09%) Mobile Development
20 39 (16.67%) SQL Server
21 38 (16.24%) LAMP
22 34 (14.53%) RESTful
22 34 (14.53%) PHP 7
23 33 (14.10%) AWS
24 31 (13.25%) E-Commerce
25 30 (12.82%) Subversion

PHP Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 55 (23.50%) WordPress
2 44 (18.80%) CMS
3 10 (4.27%) Joomla!
4 8 (3.42%) Apache
5 7 (2.99%) Drupal
6 4 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.85%) nginx
Business Applications
1 18 (7.69%) Magento
2 10 (4.27%) OpenCart
3 8 (3.42%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.85%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 33 (14.10%) AWS
2 14 (5.98%) SaaS
3 9 (3.85%) GitHub
4 8 (3.42%) GCP
5 4 (1.71%) Google Tag Manager
6 3 (1.28%) Azure
7 1 (0.43%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.43%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (66.67%) MySQL
2 41 (17.52%) NoSQL
3 39 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 21 (8.97%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.56%) Redis
6 4 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.28%) MariaDB
7 3 (1.28%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 97 (41.45%) Git (software)
2 30 (12.82%) Subversion
3 14 (5.98%) gulp
4 12 (5.13%) Grunt
4 12 (5.13%) webpack
5 7 (2.99%) PHPUnit
6 6 (2.56%) JIRA
7 4 (1.71%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.71%) Selenium
8 3 (1.28%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.28%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (7.69%) Marketing
1 18 (7.69%) Retail
2 9 (3.85%) Law
3 8 (3.42%) Finance
4 3 (1.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (65.81%) HTML
2 153 (65.38%) CSS
3 112 (47.86%) Laravel
4 82 (35.04%) Symfony
5 60 (25.64%) Web Services
6 55 (23.50%) CodeIgniter
7 44 (18.80%) Node.js
8 43 (18.38%) React
9 38 (16.24%) LAMP
10 34 (14.53%) RESTful
11 29 (12.39%) jQuery
11 29 (12.39%) React Native
12 27 (11.54%) REST
12 27 (11.54%) Vue.js
13 24 (10.26%) HTML5
14 20 (8.55%) AngularJS
15 17 (7.26%) CSS3
16 11 (4.70%) Sass
17 9 (3.85%) CakePHP
17 9 (3.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (4.70%) User Experience
3 10 (4.27%) iPad
4 6 (2.56%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.43%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 57 (24.36%) Linux
2 27 (11.54%) Android
2 27 (11.54%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.99%) CentOS
3 7 (2.99%) Ubuntu
4 3 (1.28%) Windows
4 3 (1.28%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.43%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (45.73%) Web Development
2 88 (37.61%) OOP
3 82 (35.04%) MVC
4 68 (29.06%) Unit Testing
5 63 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (24.36%) OO
7 40 (17.09%) Mobile Development
8 31 (13.25%) E-Commerce
9 26 (11.11%) Microservices
10 23 (9.83%) Android Development
10 23 (9.83%) iOS Development
11 21 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (8.12%) TDD
13 17 (7.26%) Product Roadmap
14 14 (5.98%) OO PHP
15 12 (5.13%) API Development
15 12 (5.13%) Computer Science
16 10 (4.27%) Front End Development
16 10 (4.27%) Responsive Web Design
17 9 (3.85%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 234 (100.00%) PHP
2 165 (70.51%) JavaScript
3 34 (14.53%) PHP 7
4 28 (11.97%) SQL
5 17 (7.26%) Apple Swift
5 17 (7.26%) Java
5 17 (7.26%) Objective-C
6 14 (5.98%) Python
7 8 (3.42%) PHP 5
8 6 (2.56%) C#
9 4 (1.71%) ES6
10 3 (1.28%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.85%) Go
12 1 (0.43%) C
12 1 (0.43%) ES7
12 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.43%) Ruby
12 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (5.13%) Degree
2 9 (3.85%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.43%) WAI
1 1 (0.43%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (8.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (3.85%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (4.70%) Google
2 5 (2.14%) Zend
3 4 (1.71%) WooCommerce
4 2 (0.85%) Oracle
5 1 (0.43%) Facebook
5 1 (0.43%) Twitter