Period
to 25 June 2018

The median annual salary for a PHP Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 163 155
Rank change year-on-year -18 -8 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 3,292 3,768 4,531
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.89% 2.18% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 2.26% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 3,058 3,511 4,302
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%

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 167,509 166,662 193,568
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.27% 96.24% 96.60%
Number of salaries quoted 135,969 137,221 162,582
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,091
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.97% +5.23%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -16 3,133 £40,000 +6.67% 674
UK excluding London -26 2,407 £37,500 +7.14% 538
North of England -6 891 £37,500 +7.14% 209
London -34 799 £55,000 +10.00% 154
South East +37 701 £40,000 +6.67% 107
North West -2 490 £37,500 - 124
Midlands -52 381 £32,500 - 98
Yorkshire +1 362 £35,000 - 73
South West -39 272 £37,500 +4.17% 80
West Midlands -46 240 £32,500 - 62
East Midlands -31 141 £35,000 +7.69% 36
East of England -98 89 £35,000 - 26
Wales +28 39 £38,500 +18.46% 9
North East -7 39 £32,500 +8.33% 12
Scotland -82 33 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Northern Ireland +6 2 £52,500 +5.00%

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 3,292 (100.00%) PHP
2 2,127 (64.61%) JavaScript
3 2,081 (63.21%) MySQL
4 1,944 (59.05%) HTML
5 1,868 (56.74%) CSS
6 1,406 (42.71%) Laravel
7 1,222 (37.12%) MVC
8 1,038 (31.53%) Web Development
9 1,023 (31.08%) Git (software)
10 997 (30.29%) Agile Software Development
11 958 (29.10%) Symfony
12 954 (28.98%) jQuery
13 870 (26.43%) Linux
14 779 (23.66%) OO
15 733 (22.27%) LAMP
16 655 (19.90%) OOP
17 562 (17.07%) HTML5
18 541 (16.43%) Zend
19 468 (14.22%) SQL
20 466 (14.16%) E-Commerce
21 422 (12.82%) OO PHP
22 419 (12.73%) AngularJS
23 386 (11.73%) WordPress
24 362 (11.00%) CSS3
25 344 (10.45%) Apache
26 338 (10.27%) RESTful
27 323 (9.81%) TDD
28 310 (9.42%) Java
28 310 (9.42%) React
29 306 (9.30%) CMS

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
1 386 (11.73%) WordPress
2 344 (10.45%) Apache
3 306 (9.30%) CMS
4 203 (6.17%) Drupal
5 114 (3.46%) Elasticsearch
6 82 (2.49%) nginx
7 31 (0.94%) Confluence
8 29 (0.88%) Apache Solr
9 26 (0.79%) Joomla!
10 18 (0.55%) Moodle
11 8 (0.24%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.24%) Totara
12 7 (0.21%) EPiServer
13 6 (0.18%) ExpressionEngine
13 6 (0.18%) SharePoint
14 5 (0.15%) GlassFish
14 5 (0.15%) IIS
14 5 (0.15%) PrestaShop
14 5 (0.15%) SugarCRM
15 4 (0.12%) concrete5
Applications
1 67 (2.04%) Photoshop
2 21 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (0.24%) GIMP
5 5 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.12%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.091%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (0.061%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.061%) Microsoft Excel
9 1 (0.030%) InVision
Business Applications
1 206 (6.26%) Magento
2 32 (0.97%) Payment Gateway
3 11 (0.33%) Shopify
4 7 (0.21%) OpenCart
5 3 (0.091%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.061%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.061%) osCommerce
7 1 (0.030%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.030%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.030%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 294 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
2 135 (4.10%) SaaS
3 88 (2.67%) GitHub
4 86 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 37 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
6 31 (0.94%) DigitalOcean
7 27 (0.82%) npm
8 19 (0.58%) Serverless
9 14 (0.43%) Asana
9 14 (0.43%) Twilio
10 13 (0.39%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.33%) Google Analytics
12 10 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.24%) Google App Engine
14 7 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.21%) Fastly
15 5 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.15%) CloudFront
15 5 (0.15%) Stackdriver
15 5 (0.15%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 99 (3.01%) Internet
2 52 (1.58%) HTTP
3 33 (1.00%) SMS
4 16 (0.49%) SSH
5 12 (0.36%) DNS
6 7 (0.21%) SSL
7 6 (0.18%) Network Security
8 5 (0.15%) Firewall
8 5 (0.15%) FTP
8 5 (0.15%) Intranet
8 5 (0.15%) Skype
9 4 (0.12%) Asterisk PBX
10 3 (0.091%) AMQP
11 2 (0.061%) SMTP
11 2 (0.061%) VoIP
12 1 (0.030%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.030%) PPP
12 1 (0.030%) TCP/IP
12 1 (0.030%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.030%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,081 (63.21%) MySQL
2 194 (5.89%) MongoDB
3 173 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 160 (4.86%) NoSQL
5 142 (4.31%) SQL Server
6 86 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
7 65 (1.97%) Redis
8 45 (1.37%) MariaDB
9 39 (1.18%) Big Data
10 14 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 10 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (0.27%) RDBMS
13 8 (0.24%) BigQuery
13 8 (0.24%) Bigtable
14 6 (0.18%) Blockchain
15 5 (0.15%) CouchDB
15 5 (0.15%) SQLite
16 4 (0.12%) Data Mining
17 3 (0.091%) Data Warehouse
17 3 (0.091%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 1,023 (31.08%) Git (software)
2 238 (7.23%) PHPUnit
3 190 (5.77%) Subversion
4 92 (2.79%) gulp
5 80 (2.43%) JIRA
6 79 (2.40%) Jenkins
7 70 (2.13%) Grunt
8 51 (1.55%) Vagrant
9 48 (1.46%) Selenium
10 39 (1.18%) Bitbucket
11 35 (1.06%) webpack
12 32 (0.97%) git-flow
13 18 (0.55%) Mercurial
14 12 (0.36%) GitLab
14 12 (0.36%) Sublime Text
15 11 (0.33%) Eclipse
15 11 (0.33%) Visual Studio
16 10 (0.30%) Babel
17 9 (0.27%) Xdebug
18 7 (0.21%) PhpStorm
General
1 296 (8.99%) Marketing
2 267 (8.11%) Retail
3 260 (7.90%) Finance
4 156 (4.74%) Advertising
5 61 (1.85%) Games
6 59 (1.79%) Back Office
7 43 (1.31%) Telecoms
8 39 (1.18%) Automotive
9 31 (0.94%) Manufacturing
10 30 (0.91%) Electronics
11 29 (0.88%) Legal
12 22 (0.67%) Publishing
13 19 (0.58%) Banking
14 13 (0.39%) Law
15 11 (0.33%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.24%) Billing
17 7 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
18 3 (0.091%) Local Government
18 3 (0.091%) Retail Finance
19 2 (0.061%) Digital Economy
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,944 (59.05%) HTML
2 1,868 (56.74%) CSS
3 1,406 (42.71%) Laravel
4 958 (29.10%) Symfony
5 954 (28.98%) jQuery
6 733 (22.27%) LAMP
7 562 (17.07%) HTML5
8 419 (12.73%) AngularJS
9 362 (11.00%) CSS3
10 338 (10.27%) RESTful
11 310 (9.42%) React
12 296 (8.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 276 (8.38%) REST
14 272 (8.26%) Node.js
15 253 (7.69%) Sass
16 241 (7.32%) JSON
17 229 (6.96%) Web Services
18 215 (6.53%) CodeIgniter
19 211 (6.41%) Ajax
20 195 (5.92%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 217 (6.59%) Mobile App
2 148 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
3 146 (4.43%) User Experience
4 144 (4.37%) Linux Command Line
5 140 (4.25%) Self-Motivation
6 115 (3.49%) Computer Science
7 103 (3.13%) Fintech
8 66 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (0.70%) Social Media
10 22 (0.67%) Blog
11 19 (0.58%) Data Structures
12 15 (0.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (0.43%) Algorithms
13 14 (0.43%) Digital Media
13 14 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (0.30%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.27%) Social Network
15 9 (0.27%) Xbox
16 8 (0.24%) Data Centre
16 8 (0.24%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 870 (26.43%) Linux
2 147 (4.47%) Unix
3 77 (2.34%) Android
4 65 (1.97%) Windows
5 53 (1.61%) Apple iOS
6 42 (1.28%) CentOS
7 40 (1.22%) Debian
8 13 (0.39%) Ubuntu
9 11 (0.33%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.15%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.091%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.091%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,222 (37.12%) MVC
2 1,038 (31.53%) Web Development
3 997 (30.29%) Agile Software Development
4 779 (23.66%) OO
5 655 (19.90%) OOP
6 466 (14.16%) E-Commerce
7 422 (12.82%) OO PHP
8 323 (9.81%) TDD
9 238 (7.23%) Front End Development
10 226 (6.87%) Software Engineering
11 217 (6.59%) Scrum
12 214 (6.50%) Mentoring
13 189 (5.74%) Open Source
14 174 (5.29%) Problem-Solving
15 167 (5.07%) Continuous Integration
16 166 (5.04%) Test Automation
17 159 (4.83%) DevOps
18 157 (4.77%) Unit Testing
19 127 (3.86%) Microservices
20 114 (3.46%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 3,292 (100.00%) PHP
2 2,127 (64.61%) JavaScript
3 468 (14.22%) SQL
4 310 (9.42%) Java
5 226 (6.87%) Python
6 154 (4.68%) PHP 7
7 150 (4.56%) PHP 5
8 119 (3.61%) Ruby
9 78 (2.37%) C#
10 59 (1.79%) ES6
11 37 (1.12%) Perl
12 35 (1.06%) T-SQL
13 34 (1.03%) Bash Shell
14 32 (0.97%) Go
15 30 (0.91%) C
16 29 (0.88%) C++
17 21 (0.64%) Delphi
18 18 (0.55%) TypeScript
19 17 (0.52%) Java 8
20 15 (0.46%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 154 (4.68%) Degree
2 82 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.12%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.061%) HND
5 1 (0.030%) MOS
5 1 (0.030%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.030%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (2.19%) QA
2 8 (0.24%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.091%) GCP
3 3 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.030%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.030%) PMO
System Software
1 189 (5.74%) Docker
2 9 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 8 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.18%) LXC
5 5 (0.15%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.15%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.091%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (0.061%) Active Directory
7 2 (0.061%) Varnish
8 1 (0.030%) Firmware
8 1 (0.030%) Squid
Systems Management
1 55 (1.67%) Puppet
2 36 (1.09%) Ansible
2 36 (1.09%) Kubernetes
2 36 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (0.46%) Terraform
4 8 (0.24%) cPanel
4 8 (0.24%) Plesk
5 5 (0.15%) Rancher
6 3 (0.091%) LiteSpeed
6 3 (0.091%) Salt
7 2 (0.061%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.061%) Packer
8 1 (0.030%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 541 (16.43%) Zend
2 152 (4.62%) Google
3 90 (2.73%) Twitter
4 57 (1.73%) Oracle
5 46 (1.40%) Capita
6 31 (0.94%) Adobe
7 28 (0.85%) New Relic
8 25 (0.76%) Microsoft
9 21 (0.64%) Apple
10 19 (0.58%) Facebook
11 18 (0.55%) WooCommerce
12 17 (0.52%) Red Hat
13 16 (0.49%) Atlassian
14 12 (0.36%) Assembla
15 11 (0.33%) SAP
16 10 (0.30%) Perforce
17 8 (0.24%) Vertica
18 7 (0.21%) VMware
19 6 (0.18%) Cisco
20 5 (0.15%) Salesforce.com