Period
to 13 April 2021

The median annual salary for a PHP Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 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
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 167 192 217
Rank change year-on-year +25 +25 -49
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 1,614 2,055 2,435
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.94% 1.81% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.89% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,481 1,812 2,162
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,775 £26,775
25th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%
75th Percentile £51,250 £52,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%

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 77,346 108,572 142,944
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 95.37% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 60,849 88,179 115,251
10th Percentile £31,500 £29,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £40,750 £37,750 £37,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £68,750
90th Percentile £88,750 £87,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 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
England +24 1,455 £42,500 -5.56% 407
UK excluding London +19 1,280 £40,000 - 353
Work from Home +9 528 £40,250 -8.52% 115
North of England 0 405 £37,500 -6.25% 137
South West +41 273 £41,000 +2.50% 52
North West +18 264 £37,500 -6.25% 80
London -43 232 £52,500 -8.70% 80
South East -16 231 £42,500 -5.56% 43
Midlands +66 216 £37,500 - 81
Yorkshire -10 119 £37,500 -6.25% 45
West Midlands +54 109 £38,500 +6.94% 38
East Midlands +39 107 £35,000 -6.67% 43
East of England -2 70 £45,000 - 14
Scotland +19 66 £42,500 -5.56% 11
North East -23 22 £37,500 -16.67% 12
Wales +1 12 £42,500 +13.33% 9
Northern Ireland - 7 £35,000 - 6

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 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 featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 1,614 (100.00%) PHP
2 1,154 (71.50%) JavaScript
3 970 (60.10%) MySQL
4 866 (53.66%) Laravel
5 839 (51.98%) HTML
6 822 (50.93%) CSS
7 610 (37.79%) Git (software)
8 508 (31.47%) MVC
9 491 (30.42%) Symfony
10 464 (28.75%) Web Development
11 364 (22.55%) Vue.js
12 358 (22.18%) Docker
13 338 (20.94%) Linux
14 334 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
14 334 (20.69%) jQuery
15 320 (19.83%) OOP
16 319 (19.76%) React
17 302 (18.71%) E-Commerce
18 285 (17.66%) AngularJS
19 275 (17.04%) SQL
20 266 (16.48%) OO
21 233 (14.44%) Node.js
22 216 (13.38%) HTML5
22 216 (13.38%) RESTful
23 215 (13.32%) LAMP
24 206 (12.76%) AWS
24 206 (12.76%) REST
25 204 (12.64%) Zend
26 189 (11.71%) WordPress
27 173 (10.72%) Web Services

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
1 189 (11.71%) WordPress
2 120 (7.43%) CMS
3 70 (4.34%) Apache
4 48 (2.97%) Drupal
4 48 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
5 32 (1.98%) nginx
6 18 (1.12%) SugarCRM
7 13 (0.81%) Joomla!
8 11 (0.68%) Moodle
9 7 (0.43%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.37%) Jadu
11 4 (0.25%) GeoServer
12 3 (0.19%) Confluence
12 3 (0.19%) Kentico
12 3 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.19%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.12%) MediaWiki
13 2 (0.12%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.12%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.12%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 9 (0.56%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.19%) Chatbot
4 2 (0.12%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.062%) Figma
Business Applications
1 89 (5.51%) Magento
2 32 (1.98%) Shopify
3 25 (1.55%) Payment Gateway
4 22 (1.36%) OpenCart
5 3 (0.19%) Sentinel
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 206 (12.76%) AWS
2 77 (4.77%) Azure
3 71 (4.40%) SaaS
4 60 (3.72%) GitHub
5 36 (2.23%) GCP
6 28 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (1.67%) npm
8 16 (0.99%) Yarn
9 14 (0.87%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 10 (0.62%) DigitalOcean
11 9 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
11 9 (0.56%) CloudFront
11 9 (0.56%) Serverless
11 9 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (0.50%) Asana
13 5 (0.31%) AWS Lambda
13 5 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.31%) Mailgun
13 5 (0.31%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 25 (1.55%) Internet
2 17 (1.05%) Network Security
3 14 (0.87%) SSH
4 10 (0.62%) SSL
5 9 (0.56%) Broadband
6 6 (0.37%) DNS
6 6 (0.37%) FTP
6 6 (0.37%) HTTP
6 6 (0.37%) SMTP
7 1 (0.062%) AMQP
7 1 (0.062%) Intranet
7 1 (0.062%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 970 (60.10%) MySQL
2 123 (7.62%) NoSQL
3 114 (7.06%) MongoDB
4 109 (6.75%) SQL Server
5 65 (4.03%) Relational Database
6 44 (2.73%) Redis
7 43 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
8 25 (1.55%) MariaDB
9 19 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
10 13 (0.81%) Big Data
11 9 (0.56%) Oracle Database
12 7 (0.43%) Couchbase
13 5 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (0.31%) Ingres
13 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.25%) Amazon Aurora
15 2 (0.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 2 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
15 2 (0.12%) Blockchain
16 1 (0.062%) GIS
Development Applications
1 610 (37.79%) Git (software)
2 83 (5.14%) PHPUnit
3 65 (4.03%) Subversion
4 64 (3.97%) JIRA
5 42 (2.60%) gulp
6 40 (2.48%) webpack
7 27 (1.67%) Grunt
8 25 (1.55%) Jenkins
9 19 (1.18%) Bitbucket
10 17 (1.05%) GitLab
11 15 (0.93%) Vagrant
12 8 (0.50%) Selenium
13 6 (0.37%) Mocha
14 5 (0.31%) CircleCI
14 5 (0.31%) Xdebug
15 4 (0.25%) Babel
15 4 (0.25%) Firebug
15 4 (0.25%) git-flow
16 3 (0.19%) TeamCity
16 3 (0.19%) Travis CI
General
1 139 (8.61%) Finance
2 135 (8.36%) Retail
3 81 (5.02%) Marketing
4 30 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 29 (1.80%) Games
6 22 (1.36%) Law
7 18 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 13 (0.81%) Automotive
9 11 (0.68%) Advertising
9 11 (0.68%) Back Office
10 6 (0.37%) Public Sector
10 6 (0.37%) Publishing
11 5 (0.31%) Legal
11 5 (0.31%) Local Government
12 3 (0.19%) Electronics
12 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.12%) Banking
13 2 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 866 (53.66%) Laravel
2 839 (51.98%) HTML
3 822 (50.93%) CSS
4 491 (30.42%) Symfony
5 364 (22.55%) Vue.js
6 334 (20.69%) jQuery
7 319 (19.76%) React
8 285 (17.66%) AngularJS
9 233 (14.44%) Node.js
10 216 (13.38%) HTML5
10 216 (13.38%) RESTful
11 215 (13.32%) LAMP
12 206 (12.76%) REST
13 173 (10.72%) Web Services
14 171 (10.59%) CSS3
15 110 (6.82%) CodeIgniter
16 91 (5.64%) Sass
17 79 (4.89%) JSON
18 76 (4.71%) React Native
19 65 (4.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 137 (8.49%) Greenfield Project
2 96 (5.95%) User Experience
3 67 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 61 (3.78%) Mobile App
5 43 (2.66%) Linux Command Line
6 14 (0.87%) iPad
7 13 (0.81%) e-Learning
8 12 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
9 11 (0.68%) Virtual Team
10 9 (0.56%) Smart Energy
11 6 (0.37%) Animation
11 6 (0.37%) Social Media
12 5 (0.31%) BBC
12 5 (0.31%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (0.25%) Algorithms
13 4 (0.25%) iPhone
13 4 (0.25%) PKI
13 4 (0.25%) SCORM
13 4 (0.25%) Video on Demand
14 3 (0.19%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 338 (20.94%) Linux
2 35 (2.17%) Ubuntu
3 34 (2.11%) Android
3 34 (2.11%) Apple iOS
4 25 (1.55%) Windows
5 10 (0.62%) CentOS
6 9 (0.56%) Unix
7 8 (0.50%) Debian
8 5 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.19%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.062%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 508 (31.47%) MVC
2 464 (28.75%) Web Development
3 334 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
4 320 (19.83%) OOP
5 302 (18.71%) E-Commerce
6 266 (16.48%) OO
7 167 (10.35%) Problem-Solving
8 142 (8.80%) Unit Testing
9 134 (8.30%) Microservices
10 133 (8.24%) OO PHP
11 121 (7.50%) DevOps
12 106 (6.57%) Scrum
13 102 (6.32%) TDD
14 94 (5.82%) Fintech
15 89 (5.51%) Front End Development
16 72 (4.46%) Software Engineering
17 63 (3.90%) Mentoring
18 62 (3.84%) SOLID
19 61 (3.78%) API Development
20 59 (3.66%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1,614 (100.00%) PHP
2 1,154 (71.50%) JavaScript
3 275 (17.04%) SQL
4 133 (8.24%) PHP 7
5 70 (4.34%) Go
6 57 (3.53%) Python
7 40 (2.48%) TypeScript
8 39 (2.42%) Java
9 30 (1.86%) C#
10 29 (1.80%) Bash Shell
11 22 (1.36%) ES6
12 18 (1.12%) Apple Swift
13 17 (1.05%) Objective-C
14 15 (0.93%) PHP 5
15 12 (0.74%) Ruby
16 11 (0.68%) Shell Script
17 8 (0.50%) C
18 3 (0.19%) Kotlin
19 1 (0.062%) ES7
19 1 (0.062%) Perl
Qualifications
1 52 (3.22%) Degree
2 26 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (0.56%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.062%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.73%) QA
2 6 (0.37%) GDPR
2 6 (0.37%) SLA
3 5 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.19%) WCAG
5 1 (0.062%) WAI
System Software
1 358 (22.18%) Docker
2 5 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.12%) Varnish
4 1 (0.062%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 93 (5.76%) Kubernetes
2 28 (1.73%) Terraform
3 19 (1.18%) Ansible
4 13 (0.81%) Packer
5 6 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.062%) Galera Cluster
6 1 (0.062%) Puppet
6 1 (0.062%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 204 (12.64%) Zend
2 45 (2.79%) Google
3 22 (1.36%) Microsoft
4 19 (1.18%) WooCommerce
5 14 (0.87%) Oracle
6 7 (0.43%) Twitter
7 6 (0.37%) Facebook
8 5 (0.31%) Adobe
8 5 (0.31%) Intel
8 5 (0.31%) Red Hat
8 5 (0.31%) Spotify
9 3 (0.19%) Netlify
9 3 (0.19%) PayPal
9 3 (0.19%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.12%) Apple
10 2 (0.12%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.12%) SAP
10 2 (0.12%) Sony
11 1 (0.062%) Sage
11 1 (0.062%) Salesforce.com