Period
to 24 November 2017

The median annual salary for a PHP Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 155 167
Rank change year-on-year -11 +12 -36
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 3939 4166 4412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.19% 2.20% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 2.28% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 3635 3931 4102
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £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 172577 182568 211044
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.48% 96.46%
Number of salaries quoted 138473 152713 175380
UK median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 0 3788 £37,500 - 308
UK excluding London +2 2894 £35,000 - 225
London -5 976 £50,000 +5.26% 89
North of England -1 872 £35,000 - 75
South East +7 807 £40,000 - 59
Midlands +24 661 £32,500 - 38
North West -2 570 £38,500 +10.00% 34
West Midlands +16 452 £32,500 - 21
South West +1 322 £35,000 - 27
Yorkshire -2 268 £35,000 +6.06% 37
East Midlands +31 209 £33,500 -4.29% 17
East of England -23 153 £34,000 -2.86% 20
Scotland -20 58 £35,000 - 4
North East -10 34 £30,000 - 4
Wales -22 21 £34,000 +4.62% 2
Northern Ireland - 4 £40,000 -

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, PHP Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 3939 (100.00%) PHP
2 2806 (71.24%) JavaScript
3 2532 (64.28%) MySQL
4 2436 (61.84%) HTML
5 2369 (60.14%) CSS
6 1485 (37.70%) Laravel
7 1439 (36.53%) MVC
8 1396 (35.44%) jQuery
9 1363 (34.60%) Web Development
10 1220 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
11 1211 (30.74%) Git (software)
12 1181 (29.98%) Symfony
13 1036 (26.30%) OO
14 1034 (26.25%) Linux
15 921 (23.38%) LAMP
16 899 (22.82%) OOP
17 847 (21.50%) HTML5
18 783 (19.88%) Zend
19 663 (16.83%) AngularJS
20 634 (16.10%) E-Commerce
21 617 (15.66%) SQL
22 546 (13.86%) CSS3
23 526 (13.35%) OO PHP
24 525 (13.33%) WordPress
25 479 (12.16%) CMS
26 457 (11.60%) Node.js
27 455 (11.55%) TDD
28 415 (10.54%) Apache
29 391 (9.93%) Magento
30 370 (9.39%) Front End Development

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
1 525 (13.33%) WordPress
2 479 (12.16%) CMS
3 415 (10.54%) Apache
4 310 (7.87%) Drupal
5 133 (3.38%) Elasticsearch
6 111 (2.82%) nginx
7 90 (2.28%) Joomla!
8 42 (1.07%) Apache Solr
9 33 (0.84%) Confluence
10 15 (0.38%) SilverStripe
11 14 (0.36%) bbPress
12 13 (0.33%) ExpressionEngine
13 9 (0.23%) eZ Publish
14 8 (0.20%) IIS
15 7 (0.18%) Moodle
16 4 (0.10%) concrete5
16 4 (0.10%) Totara
16 4 (0.10%) Umbraco
17 3 (0.076%) Facebook Platform
17 3 (0.076%) PrestaShop
Applications
1 78 (1.98%) Photoshop
2 45 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 35 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.10%) GIMP
4 4 (0.10%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.076%) InDesign
5 3 (0.076%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (0.076%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.025%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.025%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.025%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.025%) Moqups
Business Applications
1 391 (9.93%) Magento
2 23 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
3 14 (0.36%) Shopify
4 11 (0.28%) OpenCart
5 9 (0.23%) WebTrends
6 5 (0.13%) osCommerce
7 2 (0.051%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.051%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.025%) MetaTrader
8 1 (0.025%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 269 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
2 200 (5.08%) GitHub
3 156 (3.96%) SaaS
4 60 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
5 43 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 40 (1.02%) Amazon S3
7 33 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (0.69%) Google Analytics
9 22 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
10 20 (0.51%) Amazon SQS
10 20 (0.51%) Serverless
11 19 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 19 (0.48%) npm
12 17 (0.43%) AWS Lambda
13 16 (0.41%) Google App Engine
14 12 (0.30%) AdWords
15 10 (0.25%) Algolia
15 10 (0.25%) Slack
16 7 (0.18%) Heroku
17 6 (0.15%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 90 (2.28%) Internet
2 54 (1.37%) HTTP
3 39 (0.99%) Intranet
4 18 (0.46%) DNS
5 15 (0.38%) SMS
6 14 (0.36%) SSH
7 11 (0.28%) Network Security
8 10 (0.25%) SMTP
9 8 (0.20%) Firewall
9 8 (0.20%) Skype
10 6 (0.15%) FTP
11 5 (0.13%) SSL
12 4 (0.10%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.076%) Broadband
13 3 (0.076%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.051%) ATM
15 1 (0.025%) ADSL
15 1 (0.025%) Bluetooth
15 1 (0.025%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2532 (64.28%) MySQL
2 200 (5.08%) SQL Server
3 191 (4.85%) NoSQL
4 176 (4.47%) Relational Database
5 171 (4.34%) MongoDB
6 103 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
7 93 (2.36%) MariaDB
8 78 (1.98%) Redis
9 31 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
10 24 (0.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 22 (0.56%) Big Data
12 16 (0.41%) InterSystems Cache
13 15 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
14 14 (0.36%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.20%) phpMyAdmin
16 6 (0.15%) Hadoop
17 4 (0.10%) MS Access
17 4 (0.10%) Riak
18 3 (0.076%) CouchDB
18 3 (0.076%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1211 (30.74%) Git (software)
2 309 (7.84%) PHPUnit
3 294 (7.46%) Subversion
4 173 (4.39%) gulp
5 154 (3.91%) JIRA
6 125 (3.17%) Grunt
7 115 (2.92%) Jenkins
8 101 (2.56%) Vagrant
9 73 (1.85%) Selenium
10 61 (1.55%) Bitbucket
11 50 (1.27%) webpack
12 39 (0.99%) Mercurial
13 36 (0.91%) WebDriver
14 34 (0.86%) Xdebug
15 33 (0.84%) Selenium IDE
16 23 (0.58%) Bower
16 23 (0.58%) Codeception
17 22 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 21 (0.53%) JUnit
19 20 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 367 (9.32%) Finance
2 343 (8.71%) Retail
3 329 (8.35%) Marketing
4 198 (5.03%) Advertising
5 107 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 100 (2.54%) Games
7 78 (1.98%) Automotive
8 74 (1.88%) Banking
9 65 (1.65%) Electronics
10 60 (1.52%) Back Office
11 59 (1.50%) Manufacturing
12 42 (1.07%) Legal
13 34 (0.86%) Law
14 23 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
15 17 (0.43%) Multimedia
16 12 (0.30%) Publishing
17 10 (0.25%) Billing
18 7 (0.18%) Music Industry
19 5 (0.13%) German Language
20 3 (0.076%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2436 (61.84%) HTML
2 2369 (60.14%) CSS
3 1485 (37.70%) Laravel
4 1396 (35.44%) jQuery
5 1181 (29.98%) Symfony
6 921 (23.38%) LAMP
7 847 (21.50%) HTML5
8 663 (16.83%) AngularJS
9 546 (13.86%) CSS3
10 457 (11.60%) Node.js
11 360 (9.14%) Sass
12 331 (8.40%) RESTful
13 329 (8.35%) React
14 310 (7.87%) Web Services
15 301 (7.64%) Ajax
16 298 (7.57%) CodeIgniter
17 294 (7.46%) XML
18 273 (6.93%) REST
19 261 (6.63%) SOAP
20 258 (6.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 298 (7.57%) Mobile App
2 188 (4.77%) User Experience
3 149 (3.78%) Greenfield Project
4 135 (3.43%) Computer Science
5 103 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
6 87 (2.21%) Fintech
7 54 (1.37%) iPad
8 53 (1.35%) Social Media
9 39 (0.99%) Data Structures
10 38 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
11 33 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
12 31 (0.79%) Graphic Design
13 24 (0.61%) Blog
14 21 (0.53%) e-Learning
15 20 (0.51%) Digital Media
16 19 (0.48%) BBC
16 19 (0.48%) Hedge funds
17 17 (0.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 16 (0.41%) Algorithms
18 16 (0.41%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1034 (26.25%) Linux
2 122 (3.10%) Windows
3 117 (2.97%) Android
4 115 (2.92%) Unix
5 106 (2.69%) Apple iOS
6 38 (0.96%) Ubuntu
7 37 (0.94%) CentOS
8 32 (0.81%) Debian
9 19 (0.48%) Windows Server
10 11 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
12 5 (0.13%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.10%) Fedora
14 3 (0.076%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.025%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.025%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.025%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1439 (36.53%) MVC
2 1363 (34.60%) Web Development
3 1220 (30.97%) Agile Software Development
4 1036 (26.30%) OO
5 899 (22.82%) OOP
6 634 (16.10%) E-Commerce
7 526 (13.35%) OO PHP
8 455 (11.55%) TDD
9 370 (9.39%) Front End Development
10 301 (7.64%) Scrum
11 290 (7.36%) Software Engineering
12 243 (6.17%) Mentoring
13 193 (4.90%) DevOps
14 182 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
15 181 (4.60%) Open Source
16 175 (4.44%) Unit Testing
17 143 (3.63%) SEO
18 138 (3.50%) BDD
19 127 (3.22%) Project Management
20 124 (3.15%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3939 (100.00%) PHP
2 2806 (71.24%) JavaScript
3 617 (15.66%) SQL
4 319 (8.10%) Java
5 219 (5.56%) PHP 5
6 200 (5.08%) Python
7 194 (4.93%) PHP 7
8 111 (2.82%) C#
9 94 (2.39%) Ruby
10 59 (1.50%) Bash Shell
11 58 (1.47%) C
12 55 (1.40%) C++
13 49 (1.24%) Go
14 45 (1.14%) ES6
15 43 (1.09%) T-SQL
16 39 (0.99%) Perl
17 28 (0.71%) Scala
18 17 (0.43%) Kotlin
19 13 (0.33%) Delphi
19 13 (0.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 196 (4.98%) Degree
2 73 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (0.30%) Security Cleared
4 10 (0.25%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.20%) MOS
6 5 (0.13%) PhD
7 4 (0.10%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.076%) HND
8 3 (0.076%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.051%) Postgraduate
10 1 (0.025%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.025%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.025%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (1.70%) QA
2 35 (0.89%) PCI DSS
3 16 (0.41%) GCP
4 7 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.10%) WAI
6 3 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.051%) WCAG
8 1 (0.025%) SLA
System Software
1 223 (5.66%) Docker
2 7 (0.18%) Varnish
3 5 (0.13%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.076%) Samba
4 3 (0.076%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.051%) HDFS
5 2 (0.051%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.025%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.025%) Firmware
6 1 (0.025%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.025%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.025%) LXC
Systems Management
1 94 (2.39%) Puppet
2 58 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (1.07%) Ansible
4 34 (0.86%) Kubernetes
5 19 (0.48%) Capistrano
6 10 (0.25%) cPanel
7 8 (0.20%) Terraform
8 6 (0.15%) Salt
9 5 (0.13%) Rancher
10 3 (0.076%) Kibana
11 2 (0.051%) Nagios
11 2 (0.051%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.051%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.025%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 783 (19.88%) Zend
2 156 (3.96%) Google
3 60 (1.52%) Adobe
4 57 (1.45%) Apple
5 53 (1.35%) Oracle
6 46 (1.17%) Microsoft
7 44 (1.12%) Twitter
8 34 (0.86%) Atlassian
9 29 (0.74%) Facebook
10 28 (0.71%) SAP
11 26 (0.66%) WooCommerce
12 19 (0.48%) Capita
13 18 (0.46%) Plumtree
14 14 (0.36%) BuddyPress
15 13 (0.33%) Red Hat
16 8 (0.20%) Percona
17 6 (0.15%) Sencha
18 5 (0.13%) Progress
18 5 (0.13%) Sony
18 5 (0.13%) Yahoo!