PHP Developer Jobs

PHP Developer
UK

The median PHP Developer salary in the UK is £45,000 per year, according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months leading to 21 June 2024.

The table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
21 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 344 309 435
Rank change year-on-year -35 +126 -228
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 821 1,052 1,447
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 1.14% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.25% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 738 507 1,079
10th Percentile £30,000 £33,750 £33,100
25th Percentile £35,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% +17.65%
75th Percentile £57,500 £61,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £73,750 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +25.00%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

For comparison with the information above, the following table provides 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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 104,121 84,323 165,675
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 91.19% 95.89%
Number of salaries quoted 73,469 54,972 85,174
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £38,603 £45,000 £42,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £70,000 £80,000 £78,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £53,519 £50,296
% change year-on-year -6.58% +6.41% +5.89%

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 21 June 2024.

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 21 June 2024. 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 -21 750 £45,000 -14.29% 116
UK excluding London -47 734 £45,000 -5.26% 102
Work from Home +30 369 £47,500 -9.52% 56
North of England +15 231 £45,000 - 37
Midlands -52 134 £42,500 -15.00% 23
South East -101 127 £50,000 +5.26% 16
North West +5 121 £50,000 - 27
South West -43 111 £45,000 -5.26% 14
Yorkshire +57 95 £42,500 -5.56% 9
East of England +39 85 £43,500 -27.50% 12
West Midlands -6 79 £42,500 -5.56% 11
London +11 61 £52,500 -12.50% 17
East Midlands -60 54 £42,500 -20.93% 12
Scotland -98 28 £45,000 - 2
North East -32 15 £46,500 - 1
Wales +5 14 £47,500 -17.39%
Northern Ireland +1 4 £33,500 -4.29%

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 21 June 2024, PHP Developer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 821 (100.00%) PHP
2 514 (62.61%) Laravel
3 452 (55.05%) JavaScript
4 418 (50.91%) MySQL
5 340 (41.41%) HTML
6 316 (38.49%) CSS
7 240 (29.23%) AWS
8 224 (27.28%) Git
9 202 (24.60%) Full Stack Development
10 196 (23.87%) React
11 177 (21.56%) Web Development
12 175 (21.32%) Social Skills
13 171 (20.83%) Vue
14 159 (19.37%) Symfony
15 158 (19.24%) Agile
16 145 (17.66%) OOP
17 131 (15.96%) jQuery
18 119 (14.49%) OO
19 118 (14.37%) MVC
20 116 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
21 115 (14.01%) SaaS
22 105 (12.79%) Linux
22 105 (12.79%) E-Commerce
23 99 (12.06%) TDD
23 99 (12.06%) Docker
24 90 (10.96%) SQL
25 86 (10.48%) WordPress
26 85 (10.35%) Software Engineering
27 75 (9.14%) HTML5
28 74 (9.01%) RESTful

PHP Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 86 (10.48%) WordPress
2 36 (4.38%) CMS
3 22 (2.68%) Apache
4 20 (2.44%) nginx
5 10 (1.22%) Drupal
6 6 (0.73%) Headless CMS
7 4 (0.49%) Apache Solr
7 4 (0.49%) ColdFusion
7 4 (0.49%) IIS
7 4 (0.49%) Totara
8 3 (0.37%) Moodle
8 3 (0.37%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.24%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.12%) Confluence
10 1 (0.12%) PrestaShop
Applications
1 5 (0.61%) Adobe XD
2 4 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (3.29%) Magento
2 11 (1.34%) Shopify
3 5 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.24%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 240 (29.23%) AWS
2 115 (14.01%) SaaS
3 31 (3.78%) GCP
4 23 (2.80%) GitHub
5 15 (1.83%) Azure
6 14 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (1.34%) npm
7 11 (1.34%) Stripe
8 8 (0.97%) Figma
8 8 (0.97%) Serverless
9 6 (0.73%) DigitalOcean
9 6 (0.73%) GitHub Actions
10 5 (0.61%) Firebase
10 5 (0.61%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.37%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.37%) Google Tag Manager
12 2 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.24%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.24%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (0.73%) VoIP
1 6 (0.73%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (0.61%) SSH
3 4 (0.49%) HTTP
4 2 (0.24%) FTP
4 2 (0.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 418 (50.91%) MySQL
2 41 (4.99%) Relational Database
3 34 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (3.05%) SQL Server
5 23 (2.80%) MariaDB
6 22 (2.68%) MongoDB
7 15 (1.83%) Redis
8 7 (0.85%) Amazon Aurora
8 7 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (0.85%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.73%) GIS
10 5 (0.61%) Power BI
11 4 (0.49%) BigQuery
12 3 (0.37%) Looker
13 2 (0.24%) DynamoDB
13 2 (0.24%) phpMyAdmin
14 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 224 (27.28%) Git
2 28 (3.41%) JIRA
3 18 (2.19%) webpack
4 13 (1.58%) GitLab
4 13 (1.58%) Subversion
5 10 (1.22%) PHPUnit
6 7 (0.85%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.73%) Selenium
8 4 (0.49%) Cypress.io
9 3 (0.37%) git-flow
9 3 (0.37%) Grunt
10 2 (0.24%) gulp
11 1 (0.12%) Appium
11 1 (0.12%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.12%) Storybook
General
1 175 (21.32%) Social Skills
2 59 (7.19%) Marketing
3 53 (6.46%) Finance
4 28 (3.41%) Retail
5 26 (3.17%) Games
6 17 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (1.83%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.34%) Tech for Good
9 9 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.10%) Turkish Language
10 7 (0.85%) Law
11 6 (0.73%) Health Technology
11 6 (0.73%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 3 (0.37%) Legal
12 3 (0.37%) Public Sector
13 2 (0.24%) Aviation
13 2 (0.24%) Banking
13 2 (0.24%) Organisational Skills
14 1 (0.12%) Advertising
14 1 (0.12%) Digital Healthcare
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 514 (62.61%) Laravel
2 340 (41.41%) HTML
3 316 (38.49%) CSS
4 196 (23.87%) React
5 171 (20.83%) Vue
6 159 (19.37%) Symfony
7 131 (15.96%) jQuery
8 75 (9.14%) HTML5
9 74 (9.01%) RESTful
10 69 (8.40%) LAMP
11 64 (7.80%) Node.js
12 56 (6.82%) REST
13 49 (5.97%) AngularJS
14 48 (5.85%) CSS3
15 38 (4.63%) Sass
15 38 (4.63%) SOAP
16 37 (4.51%) Web Services
17 29 (3.53%) Tailwind CSS
18 26 (3.17%) Doctrine
18 26 (3.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (3.90%) Mobile App
3 25 (3.05%) Legacy Systems
4 23 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
5 15 (1.83%) PropTech
6 14 (1.71%) Product Ownership
7 11 (1.34%) Onboarding
8 9 (1.10%) Animation
8 9 (1.10%) Legacy Code
9 7 (0.85%) e-Learning
9 7 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (0.85%) Video Editing
10 6 (0.73%) Cybercrime
11 5 (0.61%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.61%) Educational Technology
12 4 (0.49%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.49%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.37%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.37%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.37%) Solar Energy
Operating Systems
1 105 (12.79%) Linux
2 11 (1.34%) Windows
3 9 (1.10%) Ubuntu
4 6 (0.73%) Alpine Linux
5 5 (0.61%) Unix
6 2 (0.24%) AIX
6 2 (0.24%) Android
6 2 (0.24%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.12%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (24.60%) Full Stack Development
2 177 (21.56%) Web Development
3 158 (19.24%) Agile
4 145 (17.66%) OOP
5 119 (14.49%) OO
6 118 (14.37%) MVC
7 116 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
8 105 (12.79%) E-Commerce
9 99 (12.06%) TDD
10 85 (10.35%) Software Engineering
11 73 (8.89%) User Experience
12 70 (8.53%) Clean Code
13 63 (7.67%) DevOps
14 62 (7.55%) Unit Testing
15 57 (6.94%) OO PHP
16 56 (6.82%) Computer Science
17 54 (6.58%) Front End Development
18 47 (5.72%) Test Automation
19 42 (5.12%) Roadmaps
20 40 (4.87%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 821 (100.00%) PHP
2 452 (55.05%) JavaScript
3 90 (10.96%) SQL
4 55 (6.70%) TypeScript
5 18 (2.19%) Go
6 17 (2.07%) Java
7 15 (1.83%) Python
8 12 (1.46%) Ada
9 10 (1.22%) C#
9 10 (1.22%) Kotlin
9 10 (1.22%) VB
10 6 (0.73%) Rust
11 5 (0.61%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.49%) CFML
12 4 (0.49%) Ruby
13 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.12%) RPG
13 1 (0.12%) Swift
Qualifications
1 61 (7.43%) Degree
2 51 (6.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.90%) QA
2 9 (1.10%) Accessibility
3 6 (0.73%) GDPR
System Software
1 99 (12.06%) Docker
2 1 (0.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 21 (2.56%) Kubernetes
2 10 (1.22%) Terraform
3 3 (0.37%) cPanel
4 1 (0.12%) Ansible
4 1 (0.12%) Plesk
Vendors
1 16 (1.95%) Adobe
2 13 (1.58%) Google
3 12 (1.46%) Microsoft
4 11 (1.34%) Zend
5 9 (1.10%) WooCommerce
6 8 (0.97%) Twitter
7 6 (0.73%) Actuate
7 6 (0.73%) OpenAI
8 4 (0.49%) HP
8 4 (0.49%) Oracle
9 3 (0.37%) Facebook
10 2 (0.24%) Progress
11 1 (0.12%) Apple
11 1 (0.12%) Panasonic
11 1 (0.12%) Sony