Period
to 23 October 2019

The median annual salary for a PHP Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 196 207 174
Rank change year-on-year +11 -33 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 2,405 2,793 3,761
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.76% 1.70% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 1.77% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 2,215 2,543 3,457
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £58,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -

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 130,717 158,047 168,636
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 104,321 127,298 135,055
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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 +16 2,275 £42,500 +4.94% 550
UK excluding London +30 1,866 £40,000 +6.67% 497
South East +9 560 £45,000 +12.50% 74
North of England +22 525 £40,000 +14.29% 170
London -42 503 £55,000 - 97
North West +35 331 £40,000 +12.68% 95
Midlands +56 318 £35,000 +7.69% 81
South West -8 288 £40,000 - 87
West Midlands +32 194 £35,000 +7.69% 38
Yorkshire -4 147 £37,500 +7.14% 42
East Midlands +63 124 £35,000 - 43
East of England +76 80 £40,000 +6.67% 41
Scotland +34 62 £42,000 +15.07% 26
North East +31 47 £42,500 +30.77% 33
Wales +15 34 £35,000 +7.69% 18
Northern Ireland -13 1 £45,000 +5.88%

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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 2,405 (100.00%) PHP
2 1,552 (64.53%) JavaScript
3 1,445 (60.08%) MySQL
4 1,190 (49.48%) CSS
5 1,173 (48.77%) HTML
6 1,055 (43.87%) Laravel
7 826 (34.35%) MVC
8 743 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
9 664 (27.61%) Web Development
10 633 (26.32%) Git (software)
11 611 (25.41%) Symfony
12 552 (22.95%) jQuery
13 538 (22.37%) OO
14 518 (21.54%) Linux
15 508 (21.12%) OOP
16 357 (14.84%) LAMP
17 347 (14.43%) SQL
18 325 (13.51%) Docker
19 316 (13.14%) AngularJS
20 315 (13.10%) HTML5
21 312 (12.97%) Zend
22 293 (12.18%) TDD
23 292 (12.14%) OO PHP
24 279 (11.60%) Node.js
25 274 (11.39%) WordPress
26 260 (10.81%) React
27 247 (10.27%) REST
28 243 (10.10%) E-Commerce
29 238 (9.90%) Vue.js
30 220 (9.15%) CodeIgniter

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
1 274 (11.39%) WordPress
2 159 (6.61%) CMS
3 117 (4.86%) Apache
4 102 (4.24%) Drupal
5 86 (3.58%) Elasticsearch
6 51 (2.12%) Joomla!
7 42 (1.75%) nginx
8 36 (1.50%) Apache Solr
9 27 (1.12%) Confluence
10 8 (0.33%) Moodle
11 4 (0.17%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.083%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.083%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.083%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.083%) Totara
13 1 (0.042%) concrete5
13 1 (0.042%) eZ Publish
13 1 (0.042%) Magnolia
13 1 (0.042%) PrestaShop
13 1 (0.042%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (1.37%) Photoshop
2 21 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (0.12%) GIMP
6 1 (0.042%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.042%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.042%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 174 (7.23%) Magento
2 56 (2.33%) Payment Gateway
3 25 (1.04%) Shopify
4 8 (0.33%) CiviCRM
4 8 (0.33%) OpenCart
5 5 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.12%) osCommerce
7 2 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.083%) NetSuite
7 2 (0.083%) WebTrends
8 1 (0.042%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 173 (7.19%) AWS
2 133 (5.53%) SaaS
3 122 (5.07%) GitHub
4 59 (2.45%) Serverless
5 43 (1.79%) Azure
6 32 (1.33%) GCP
7 31 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (1.00%) npm
9 12 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.42%) Yarn
11 9 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 8 (0.33%) Asana
12 8 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (0.33%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.29%) Google Analytics
14 5 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 5 (0.21%) Fastly
14 5 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (1.75%) Internet
2 30 (1.25%) Extranet
3 19 (0.79%) SSH
4 17 (0.71%) Intranet
5 14 (0.58%) DNS
6 9 (0.37%) Skype
7 7 (0.29%) HTTP
7 7 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (0.25%) Broadband
8 6 (0.25%) Firewall
8 6 (0.25%) SMS
8 6 (0.25%) SSL
9 5 (0.21%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.21%) Network Security
10 2 (0.083%) FTP
10 2 (0.083%) IPv6
10 2 (0.083%) RFID
10 2 (0.083%) Telnet
10 2 (0.083%) Wireless
11 1 (0.042%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,445 (60.08%) MySQL
2 165 (6.86%) SQL Server
3 114 (4.74%) NoSQL
4 110 (4.57%) MongoDB
5 98 (4.07%) Relational Database
6 94 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
7 79 (3.28%) Redis
8 48 (2.00%) MariaDB
9 18 (0.75%) Big Data
10 9 (0.37%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.33%) Amazon Aurora
12 6 (0.25%) Blockchain
13 5 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (0.21%) BigQuery
13 5 (0.21%) SQLite
14 4 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.12%) Looker
15 3 (0.12%) Oracle Database
15 3 (0.12%) Presto
Development Applications
1 633 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 136 (5.65%) PHPUnit
3 134 (5.57%) JIRA
4 77 (3.20%) Jenkins
5 70 (2.91%) Bitbucket
6 66 (2.74%) Subversion
7 48 (2.00%) Vagrant
7 48 (2.00%) webpack
8 30 (1.25%) gulp
9 17 (0.71%) GitLab
10 15 (0.62%) Grunt
11 13 (0.54%) Mercurial
12 11 (0.46%) git-flow
12 11 (0.46%) Visual Studio
13 10 (0.42%) Selenium
14 8 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (0.33%) Codeship
15 7 (0.29%) SonarQube
16 6 (0.25%) PhpStorm
16 6 (0.25%) Xdebug
General
1 171 (7.11%) Finance
2 165 (6.86%) Marketing
3 134 (5.57%) Retail
4 92 (3.83%) Games
5 42 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 26 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 19 (0.79%) Electronics
8 17 (0.71%) Publishing
9 16 (0.67%) Banking
9 16 (0.67%) Public Sector
10 14 (0.58%) Automotive
11 10 (0.42%) Law
12 8 (0.33%) Advertising
12 8 (0.33%) Back Office
13 7 (0.29%) Legal
14 4 (0.17%) Billing
14 4 (0.17%) Russian Language
15 3 (0.12%) Investment Banking
15 3 (0.12%) Online Betting
15 3 (0.12%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,190 (49.48%) CSS
2 1,173 (48.77%) HTML
3 1,055 (43.87%) Laravel
4 611 (25.41%) Symfony
5 552 (22.95%) jQuery
6 357 (14.84%) LAMP
7 316 (13.14%) AngularJS
8 315 (13.10%) HTML5
9 279 (11.60%) Node.js
10 260 (10.81%) React
11 247 (10.27%) REST
12 238 (9.90%) Vue.js
13 220 (9.15%) CodeIgniter
14 208 (8.65%) CSS3
15 191 (7.94%) Ajax
16 188 (7.82%) RESTful
16 188 (7.82%) Web Services
17 158 (6.57%) Sass
18 149 (6.20%) JSON
19 140 (5.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 202 (8.40%) Mobile App
2 170 (7.07%) Greenfield Project
3 81 (3.37%) User Experience
4 64 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
6 30 (1.25%) EPoS
7 25 (1.04%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (0.79%) Online Games
9 16 (0.67%) Social Media
10 15 (0.62%) Data Structures
11 14 (0.58%) Algorithms
12 13 (0.54%) Replication
13 11 (0.46%) NHS
14 8 (0.33%) AS400
14 8 (0.33%) Blog
14 8 (0.33%) e-Learning
14 8 (0.33%) iSeries
15 7 (0.29%) mHealth
16 6 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
16 6 (0.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 518 (21.54%) Linux
2 68 (2.83%) Android
3 66 (2.74%) Apple iOS
4 65 (2.70%) Unix
5 35 (1.46%) Debian
6 32 (1.33%) Ubuntu
7 31 (1.29%) Windows
8 16 (0.67%) CentOS
9 9 (0.37%) Mac OS
10 6 (0.25%) Windows Server
11 5 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.12%) AIX
13 1 (0.042%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.042%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.042%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 826 (34.35%) MVC
2 743 (30.89%) Agile Software Development
3 664 (27.61%) Web Development
4 538 (22.37%) OO
5 508 (21.12%) OOP
6 293 (12.18%) TDD
7 292 (12.14%) OO PHP
8 243 (10.10%) E-Commerce
9 169 (7.03%) DevOps
10 162 (6.74%) Unit Testing
11 154 (6.40%) Scrum
12 117 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
13 115 (4.78%) Software Engineering
14 113 (4.70%) Mentoring
15 110 (4.57%) Front End Development
16 107 (4.45%) Problem-Solving
17 98 (4.07%) Computer Science
18 95 (3.95%) BDD
19 85 (3.53%) Test Automation
20 84 (3.49%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 2,405 (100.00%) PHP
2 1,552 (64.53%) JavaScript
3 347 (14.43%) SQL
4 162 (6.74%) Python
5 138 (5.74%) PHP 7
6 95 (3.95%) Java
7 74 (3.08%) C#
8 66 (2.74%) PHP 5
9 49 (2.04%) Go
10 34 (1.41%) ES6
11 29 (1.21%) Bash Shell
11 29 (1.21%) TypeScript
12 28 (1.16%) Ruby
13 22 (0.91%) Objective-C
14 20 (0.83%) C++
15 18 (0.75%) Kotlin
16 17 (0.71%) Apple Swift
17 14 (0.58%) C
18 9 (0.37%) Shell Script
19 8 (0.33%) JSX
Qualifications
1 101 (4.20%) Degree
2 33 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.12%) Master's Degree
3 3 (0.12%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.12%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.083%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.042%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.08%) QA
2 11 (0.46%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.12%) PMO
4 2 (0.083%) GDPR
System Software
1 325 (13.51%) Docker
2 10 (0.42%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.21%) Varnish
4 1 (0.042%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.042%) LXC
4 1 (0.042%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 49 (2.04%) Ansible
2 48 (2.00%) Kubernetes
3 43 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (0.50%) Terraform
5 10 (0.42%) Puppet
6 8 (0.33%) HAProxy
7 5 (0.21%) Salt
8 4 (0.17%) Grafana
9 1 (0.042%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 312 (12.97%) Zend
2 46 (1.91%) Atlassian
3 41 (1.70%) Microsoft
4 37 (1.54%) Google
5 33 (1.37%) Adobe
6 29 (1.21%) Oracle
7 24 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (0.62%) SAP
9 13 (0.54%) WooCommerce
10 9 (0.37%) Apple
11 8 (0.33%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 8 (0.33%) Facebook
11 8 (0.33%) IBM
11 8 (0.33%) Marketo
11 8 (0.33%) Pardot
12 6 (0.25%) HubSpot
13 4 (0.17%) Spotify
14 3 (0.12%) Instagram
14 3 (0.12%) Red Hat
15 2 (0.083%) PayPal