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The median annual salary for a PHP Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

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

PHP Developer
UK
6 months to
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 390 180 195
Rank change year-on-year -210 +15 +24
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 1,443 1,695 1,672
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.88% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 2.03% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1,107 1,548 1,452
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £30,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £32,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +7.14%
75th Percentile £66,250 £51,250 £53,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £61,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 149,306 83,677 90,403
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.59% 92.66% 95.30%
Number of salaries quoted 82,377 64,171 73,482
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in the UK

PHP Developer
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for PHP Developer in the UK

PHP Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing PHP Developer over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

Salary histogram for PHP Developer in the UK

PHP Developer
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing PHP Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -202 1,232 £50,000 +17.65% 206
Work from Home -155 1,010 £50,000 +17.65% 129
UK excluding London -137 932 £50,000 +25.00% 163
London -175 350 £57,500 +4.55% 45
North of England -113 301 £47,500 +26.67% 69
South East -46 284 £50,000 +11.11% 30
South West -87 143 £47,500 +18.75% 22
North West -144 135 £50,000 +25.00% 41
Yorkshire -35 116 £42,500 +11.84% 24
Midlands -182 76 £47,500 +26.67% 29
West Midlands -110 59 £47,500 +23.38% 20
East of England -90 57 £60,000 +14.29% 8
Scotland -57 56 £60,000 +33.33% 4
North East +5 50 £34,500 -1.43% 4
East Midlands -116 17 £40,000 +14.29% 9
Northern Ireland -12 8 - -
Wales -47 8 £50,000 +17.65% 1

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, PHP Developer job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 1,443 (100.00%) PHP
2 917 (63.55%) Laravel
3 761 (52.74%) JavaScript
4 720 (49.90%) MySQL
5 539 (37.35%) CSS
6 520 (36.04%) Agile
7 519 (35.97%) HTML
8 478 (33.13%) Git (software)
9 431 (29.87%) Symfony
10 416 (28.83%) AWS
11 393 (27.23%) Docker
12 362 (25.09%) Full Stack Development
13 335 (23.22%) MVC
14 305 (21.14%) Linux
15 302 (20.93%) Web Development
16 299 (20.72%) React
17 287 (19.89%) SaaS
18 269 (18.64%) OO
19 261 (18.09%) OOP
19 261 (18.09%) Social Skills
20 246 (17.05%) LAMP
21 232 (16.08%) Vue.js
22 231 (16.01%) jQuery
23 216 (14.97%) TDD
24 209 (14.48%) RESTful
25 201 (13.93%) Software Engineering
26 193 (13.37%) Kubernetes
27 188 (13.03%) Node.js
28 184 (12.75%) WordPress
29 178 (12.34%) JIRA

PHP Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 184 (12.75%) WordPress
2 136 (9.42%) CMS
3 98 (6.79%) Apache
4 45 (3.12%) Elasticsearch
5 38 (2.63%) Drupal
6 27 (1.87%) nginx
7 17 (1.18%) Confluence
8 14 (0.97%) Moodle
8 14 (0.97%) Totara
9 10 (0.69%) SilverStripe
10 4 (0.28%) Headless CMS
11 2 (0.14%) Apache Solr
11 2 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.14%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.14%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.14%) PrestaShop
11 2 (0.14%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.14%) SugarCRM
12 1 (0.069%) EPiServer
12 1 (0.069%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 6 (0.42%) InVision
2 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.069%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 43 (2.98%) Magento
2 24 (1.66%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.35%) OpenCart
3 5 (0.35%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 416 (28.83%) AWS
2 287 (19.89%) SaaS
3 141 (9.77%) GitHub
4 62 (4.30%) GitHub Actions
5 49 (3.40%) Amazon EC2
5 49 (3.40%) Amazon S3
6 44 (3.05%) GCP
7 43 (2.98%) Serverless
8 42 (2.91%) Azure
9 41 (2.84%) npm
10 39 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
11 33 (2.29%) Amazon SQS
12 21 (1.46%) PaaS
13 17 (1.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 14 (0.97%) Cloud Functions
15 10 (0.69%) Slack
16 7 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
16 7 (0.49%) Google Analytics
17 5 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
17 5 (0.35%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.08%) Internet
2 26 (1.80%) HTTP
3 19 (1.32%) SSH
4 12 (0.83%) DNS
5 10 (0.69%) Intranet
6 8 (0.55%) SSL
7 4 (0.28%) FTP
8 3 (0.21%) SMTP
9 2 (0.14%) Broadband
10 1 (0.069%) LoRaWAN
10 1 (0.069%) MQTT
10 1 (0.069%) NFC
10 1 (0.069%) Skype
10 1 (0.069%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 720 (49.90%) MySQL
2 82 (5.68%) NoSQL
3 81 (5.61%) Relational Database
4 63 (4.37%) MongoDB
5 62 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
6 56 (3.88%) SQL Server
7 51 (3.53%) MariaDB
8 40 (2.77%) Redis
9 24 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
10 18 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 15 (1.04%) Big Data
12 14 (0.97%) Spork
13 5 (0.35%) Amazon Aurora
13 5 (0.35%) SQLite
14 2 (0.14%) Data Lake
14 2 (0.14%) Neo4j
15 1 (0.069%) Apache Cassandra
15 1 (0.069%) GIS
15 1 (0.069%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 478 (33.13%) Git (software)
2 178 (12.34%) JIRA
3 143 (9.91%) PHPUnit
4 73 (5.06%) Bitbucket
5 53 (3.67%) GitLab
6 50 (3.47%) gulp
7 42 (2.91%) Jenkins
8 37 (2.56%) Grunt
9 34 (2.36%) webpack
10 28 (1.94%) PhpStorm
11 27 (1.87%) Xdebug
12 20 (1.39%) Selenium
13 19 (1.32%) Subversion
14 9 (0.62%) Mercurial
15 6 (0.42%) Codeception
16 5 (0.35%) Postman
17 4 (0.28%) Eclipse
17 4 (0.28%) Jasmine
18 3 (0.21%) Cucumber
18 3 (0.21%) Vagrant
General
1 261 (18.09%) Social Skills
2 150 (10.40%) Marketing
3 133 (9.22%) Finance
4 78 (5.41%) Retail
5 74 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
6 63 (4.37%) Games
7 36 (2.49%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 32 (2.22%) Advertising
9 31 (2.15%) Organisational Skills
10 28 (1.94%) Public Sector
11 17 (1.18%) Manufacturing
11 17 (1.18%) Telecoms
12 14 (0.97%) Publishing
13 13 (0.90%) Automotive
14 11 (0.76%) Documentation Skills
14 11 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
15 10 (0.69%) Electronics
15 10 (0.69%) Wearables
16 7 (0.49%) Law
17 6 (0.42%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 917 (63.55%) Laravel
2 539 (37.35%) CSS
3 519 (35.97%) HTML
4 431 (29.87%) Symfony
5 299 (20.72%) React
6 246 (17.05%) LAMP
7 232 (16.08%) Vue.js
8 231 (16.01%) jQuery
9 209 (14.48%) RESTful
10 188 (13.03%) Node.js
11 178 (12.34%) AngularJS
12 145 (10.05%) REST
13 116 (8.04%) React Native
14 107 (7.42%) Web Services
15 101 (7.00%) HTML5
16 83 (5.75%) Sass
17 77 (5.34%) CSS3
18 73 (5.06%) SOAP
19 69 (4.78%) XML
20 68 (4.71%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 94 (6.51%) Self-Motivation
2 86 (5.96%) Greenfield Project
3 75 (5.20%) Legacy Code
4 63 (4.37%) Mobile App
5 53 (3.67%) User Experience
6 48 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
7 40 (2.77%) Linux Command Line
8 23 (1.59%) Virtual Team
9 22 (1.52%) Data Structures
10 19 (1.32%) NHS
11 17 (1.18%) Algorithms
11 17 (1.18%) Legacy Systems
12 14 (0.97%) Photography
13 13 (0.90%) Augmented Reality
14 12 (0.83%) Legacy Applications
15 11 (0.76%) EPoS
15 11 (0.76%) Life Science
16 9 (0.62%) BBC
17 8 (0.55%) Cloud Native
17 8 (0.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 305 (21.14%) Linux
2 91 (6.31%) Ubuntu
3 62 (4.30%) Android
4 61 (4.23%) Apple iOS
5 34 (2.36%) Debian
6 13 (0.90%) Unix
7 9 (0.62%) Windows
8 6 (0.42%) CentOS
9 5 (0.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 2 (0.14%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.069%) Alpine Linux
11 1 (0.069%) Fedora
11 1 (0.069%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 520 (36.04%) Agile
2 362 (25.09%) Full Stack Development
3 335 (23.22%) MVC
4 302 (20.93%) Web Development
5 269 (18.64%) OO
6 261 (18.09%) OOP
7 216 (14.97%) TDD
8 201 (13.93%) Software Engineering
9 158 (10.95%) DevOps
9 158 (10.95%) Unit Testing
10 155 (10.74%) Coaching
11 152 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
12 145 (10.05%) E-Commerce
13 121 (8.39%) OO PHP
13 121 (8.39%) Test Automation
14 113 (7.83%) CI/CD
15 91 (6.31%) Mentoring
16 89 (6.17%) Fintech
16 89 (6.17%) Microservices
17 82 (5.68%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 1,443 (100.00%) PHP
2 761 (52.74%) JavaScript
3 176 (12.20%) SQL
4 170 (11.78%) Go
5 76 (5.27%) Python
6 75 (5.20%) TypeScript
7 40 (2.77%) Java
8 22 (1.52%) Apple Swift
9 14 (0.97%) Bash
9 14 (0.97%) Objective-C
10 12 (0.83%) ES6
10 12 (0.83%) Kotlin
11 11 (0.76%) C#
12 4 (0.28%) Ruby
12 4 (0.28%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.14%) Dart
13 2 (0.14%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.069%) C
14 1 (0.069%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (3.95%) Degree
2 22 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.069%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.19%) QA
2 13 (0.90%) Accessibility
3 7 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.14%) GDPR
5 1 (0.069%) SLA
System Software
1 393 (27.23%) Docker
2 1 (0.069%) LXC
2 1 (0.069%) Varnish
2 1 (0.069%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 193 (13.37%) Kubernetes
2 14 (0.97%) Ansible
3 9 (0.62%) Plesk
4 6 (0.42%) Terraform
5 3 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.21%) Puppet
6 2 (0.14%) Proxmox
7 1 (0.069%) Grafana
7 1 (0.069%) Nagios
7 1 (0.069%) Packer
7 1 (0.069%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.069%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 165 (11.43%) Zend
2 74 (5.13%) Google
3 18 (1.25%) SAP
4 10 (0.69%) PayPal
5 9 (0.62%) Oracle
6 8 (0.55%) WooCommerce
7 5 (0.35%) Adobe
8 4 (0.28%) Atlassian
8 4 (0.28%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.28%) Spotify
9 3 (0.21%) Facebook
10 2 (0.14%) Apple
10 2 (0.14%) HubSpot
10 2 (0.14%) IBM
10 2 (0.14%) Klarna
11 1 (0.069%) Capita
11 1 (0.069%) Mercator
11 1 (0.069%) Microsoft
11 1 (0.069%) VMware
11 1 (0.069%) WorldPay