Period
to 18 February 2018

The median annual salary for a PHP Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 162 165
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3 -29
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 3,888 3,635 4,357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.23% 2.08% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.32% 2.16% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3,599 3,414 4,195
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £55,000 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 167,654 168,474 203,619
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.47% 96.64%
Number of salaries quoted 137,274 139,969 170,246
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in the UK

PHP Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing PHP Developer.

Salary trend for PHP Developer in the UK

PHP Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing PHP Developer over the 6 months to 18 February 2018.

Salary histogram for PHP Developer in the UK

PHP Developer
Top 16 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 18 February 2018. 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
England +12 3,752 £37,500 - 660
UK excluding London +8 2,896 £35,000 - 523
London +28 943 £50,000 +5.26% 161
South East +66 883 £37,500 -6.25% 104
North of England -10 868 £35,000 - 196
Midlands +7 627 £32,500 -7.14% 103
North West -14 486 £40,000 +14.29% 110
West Midlands +8 411 £32,500 -7.14% 53
Yorkshire +1 334 £35,000 - 74
South West -4 306 £35,000 - 59
East Midlands +3 216 £33,500 -4.29% 50
East of England -38 126 £35,000 - 37
Scotland -57 52 £35,000 -12.50% 9
North East -35 48 £30,000 - 12
Wales -8 31 £35,000 - 15
Northern Ireland -18 5 £40,000 -

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 February 2018, 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 featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 3,888 (100.00%) PHP
2 2,698 (69.39%) JavaScript
3 2,537 (65.25%) MySQL
4 2,409 (61.96%) HTML
5 2,335 (60.06%) CSS
6 1,603 (41.23%) Laravel
7 1,537 (39.53%) MVC
8 1,457 (37.47%) Web Development
9 1,380 (35.49%) jQuery
10 1,187 (30.53%) Git (software)
11 1,166 (29.99%) Agile Software Development
12 1,145 (29.45%) Symfony
13 1,094 (28.14%) Linux
14 971 (24.97%) OOP
15 968 (24.90%) OO
16 919 (23.64%) LAMP
17 813 (20.91%) Zend
18 752 (19.34%) HTML5
19 677 (17.41%) E-Commerce
20 626 (16.10%) SQL
21 575 (14.79%) AngularJS
22 540 (13.89%) OO PHP
23 518 (13.32%) WordPress
24 454 (11.68%) CSS3
25 422 (10.85%) TDD
26 421 (10.83%) CMS
26 421 (10.83%) Apache
27 412 (10.60%) Node.js
28 361 (9.28%) Java
29 359 (9.23%) Sass

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
1 518 (13.32%) WordPress
2 421 (10.83%) Apache
2 421 (10.83%) CMS
3 251 (6.46%) Drupal
4 127 (3.27%) Elasticsearch
5 115 (2.96%) nginx
6 62 (1.59%) Joomla!
7 44 (1.13%) Confluence
8 32 (0.82%) Apache Solr
9 21 (0.54%) SilverStripe
10 13 (0.33%) EPiServer
10 13 (0.33%) ExpressionEngine
11 5 (0.13%) concrete5
11 5 (0.13%) IIS
11 5 (0.13%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.10%) PrestaShop
13 3 (0.077%) Facebook Platform
13 3 (0.077%) Moodle
13 3 (0.077%) OpenEdge
13 3 (0.077%) Umbraco
Applications
1 88 (2.26%) Photoshop
2 43 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 38 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (0.26%) Acrobat
5 6 (0.15%) GIMP
6 4 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (0.077%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (0.051%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.026%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 334 (8.59%) Magento
2 35 (0.90%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.28%) Shopify
4 8 (0.21%) OpenCart
5 5 (0.13%) osCommerce
6 4 (0.10%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.077%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.051%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.051%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.026%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 285 (7.33%) Amazon AWS
2 184 (4.73%) SaaS
3 168 (4.32%) GitHub
4 66 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 42 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 31 (0.80%) npm
7 26 (0.67%) Amazon S3
8 25 (0.64%) Google Analytics
9 20 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (0.44%) DigitalOcean
11 16 (0.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 11 (0.28%) Google App Engine
12 11 (0.28%) Serverless
13 10 (0.26%) AdWords
14 8 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
14 8 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (0.18%) Slack
16 5 (0.13%) Algolia
16 5 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
16 5 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (2.57%) Internet
2 54 (1.39%) HTTP
3 22 (0.57%) SMS
4 20 (0.51%) Intranet
5 16 (0.41%) Network Security
6 11 (0.28%) Firewall
7 10 (0.26%) DNS
8 8 (0.21%) SSH
9 7 (0.18%) SSL
10 5 (0.13%) FTP
11 3 (0.077%) Broadband
11 3 (0.077%) SMTP
11 3 (0.077%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.051%) Asterisk PBX
12 2 (0.051%) ATM
12 2 (0.051%) TCP/IP
13 1 (0.026%) ADSL
13 1 (0.026%) Bluetooth
13 1 (0.026%) VLAN
13 1 (0.026%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,537 (65.25%) MySQL
2 225 (5.79%) MongoDB
3 212 (5.45%) SQL Server
4 199 (5.12%) NoSQL
5 158 (4.06%) Relational Database
6 80 (2.06%) PostgreSQL
7 79 (2.03%) MariaDB
8 58 (1.49%) Redis
9 30 (0.77%) Big Data
10 23 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 16 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (0.36%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.23%) phpMyAdmin
15 8 (0.21%) Hadoop
16 6 (0.15%) InterSystems Cache
17 5 (0.13%) BigQuery
17 5 (0.13%) Bigtable
18 4 (0.10%) CouchDB
18 4 (0.10%) Riak
Development Applications
1 1,187 (30.53%) Git (software)
2 278 (7.15%) PHPUnit
3 274 (7.05%) Subversion
4 148 (3.81%) gulp
5 132 (3.40%) JIRA
6 119 (3.06%) Grunt
7 78 (2.01%) Jenkins
8 67 (1.72%) Vagrant
9 61 (1.57%) Selenium
10 56 (1.44%) Bitbucket
11 39 (1.00%) webpack
12 33 (0.85%) Mercurial
13 26 (0.67%) Xdebug
14 19 (0.49%) JUnit
15 16 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 16 (0.41%) WebDriver
16 15 (0.39%) Visual Studio
17 14 (0.36%) GitLab
18 13 (0.33%) Selenium IDE
19 11 (0.28%) git-flow
General
1 308 (7.92%) Finance
2 298 (7.66%) Retail
3 270 (6.94%) Marketing
4 229 (5.89%) Advertising
5 107 (2.75%) Games
6 103 (2.65%) Telecoms
7 57 (1.47%) Automotive
7 57 (1.47%) Back Office
8 54 (1.39%) Banking
9 47 (1.21%) Legal
10 40 (1.03%) Manufacturing
11 26 (0.67%) Law
11 26 (0.67%) Publishing
12 24 (0.62%) Electronics
13 20 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.41%) Billing
15 8 (0.21%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.10%) German Language
17 3 (0.077%) French Language
17 3 (0.077%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,409 (61.96%) HTML
2 2,335 (60.06%) CSS
3 1,603 (41.23%) Laravel
4 1,380 (35.49%) jQuery
5 1,145 (29.45%) Symfony
6 919 (23.64%) LAMP
7 752 (19.34%) HTML5
8 575 (14.79%) AngularJS
9 454 (11.68%) CSS3
10 412 (10.60%) Node.js
11 359 (9.23%) Sass
12 352 (9.05%) RESTful
13 330 (8.49%) CodeIgniter
14 329 (8.46%) Web Services
15 323 (8.31%) Ajax
16 316 (8.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 314 (8.08%) React
18 303 (7.79%) REST
19 253 (6.51%) XML
20 250 (6.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 303 (7.79%) Mobile App
2 173 (4.45%) Greenfield Project
3 156 (4.01%) User Experience
4 152 (3.91%) Linux Command Line
5 129 (3.32%) Computer Science
6 107 (2.75%) Fintech
7 48 (1.23%) Social Media
8 45 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
9 24 (0.62%) Data Structures
9 24 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (0.59%) BBC
11 22 (0.57%) Graphic Design
12 20 (0.51%) e-Learning
13 19 (0.49%) Digital Media
14 18 (0.46%) Data Centre
15 14 (0.36%) Hedge funds
15 14 (0.36%) NHS
16 13 (0.33%) Xbox
17 12 (0.31%) Algorithms
17 12 (0.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1,094 (28.14%) Linux
2 156 (4.01%) Unix
3 129 (3.32%) Windows
4 98 (2.52%) Android
5 77 (1.98%) Apple iOS
6 58 (1.49%) CentOS
7 51 (1.31%) Debian
8 46 (1.18%) Ubuntu
9 13 (0.33%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.15%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (0.10%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.077%) FreeBSD
13 3 (0.077%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.051%) Fedora
15 1 (0.026%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,537 (39.53%) MVC
2 1,457 (37.47%) Web Development
3 1,166 (29.99%) Agile Software Development
4 971 (24.97%) OOP
5 968 (24.90%) OO
6 677 (17.41%) E-Commerce
7 540 (13.89%) OO PHP
8 422 (10.85%) TDD
9 327 (8.41%) Front End Development
10 270 (6.94%) Scrum
11 263 (6.76%) Software Engineering
12 236 (6.07%) Mentoring
13 211 (5.43%) Open Source
14 206 (5.30%) Unit Testing
15 180 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
16 171 (4.40%) DevOps
17 170 (4.37%) Test Automation
18 143 (3.68%) SEO
19 139 (3.58%) Microservices
20 135 (3.47%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3,888 (100.00%) PHP
2 2,698 (69.39%) JavaScript
3 626 (16.10%) SQL
4 361 (9.28%) Java
5 226 (5.81%) PHP 7
6 211 (5.43%) Python
7 199 (5.12%) PHP 5
8 111 (2.85%) Ruby
9 105 (2.70%) C#
10 57 (1.47%) Go
11 52 (1.34%) C
12 50 (1.29%) T-SQL
13 49 (1.26%) Perl
14 48 (1.23%) Bash Shell
15 46 (1.18%) C++
16 41 (1.05%) ES6
17 28 (0.72%) Scala
18 17 (0.44%) Kotlin
19 12 (0.31%) PL/SQL
20 11 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 188 (4.84%) Degree
2 73 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.13%) Security Cleared
4 4 (0.10%) MOS
4 4 (0.10%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.077%) AWS Certification
5 3 (0.077%) DBS Check
5 3 (0.077%) HND
5 3 (0.077%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.051%) PMI Certification
6 2 (0.051%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.026%) MySQL Certification
7 1 (0.026%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (1.88%) QA
2 42 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.10%) GCP
4 3 (0.077%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.077%) WAI
5 1 (0.026%) PMO
5 1 (0.026%) WCAG
System Software
1 189 (4.86%) Docker
2 6 (0.15%) LXC
2 6 (0.15%) Samba
2 6 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (0.15%) VirtualBox
3 5 (0.13%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.077%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.077%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.051%) HDFS
5 2 (0.051%) Varnish
6 1 (0.026%) Firmware
6 1 (0.026%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.026%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 63 (1.62%) Puppet
2 61 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (1.16%) Ansible
4 22 (0.57%) Kubernetes
5 8 (0.21%) Terraform
6 7 (0.18%) Capistrano
6 7 (0.18%) Salt
7 5 (0.13%) Plesk
8 4 (0.10%) Rancher
8 4 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.077%) Kibana
10 2 (0.051%) Nagios
10 2 (0.051%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.051%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.026%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 813 (20.91%) Zend
2 195 (5.02%) Google
3 70 (1.80%) Twitter
4 63 (1.62%) Adobe
4 63 (1.62%) Oracle
5 51 (1.31%) Apple
6 42 (1.08%) Microsoft
7 35 (0.90%) Atlassian
8 27 (0.69%) Capita
9 18 (0.46%) New Relic
9 18 (0.46%) Red Hat
10 15 (0.39%) Facebook
11 13 (0.33%) WooCommerce
12 12 (0.31%) Sony
13 11 (0.28%) SAP
14 7 (0.18%) Percona
15 6 (0.15%) DoubleClick
16 5 (0.13%) Plumtree
16 5 (0.13%) Progress
16 5 (0.13%) Salesforce.com