Period
to 19 December 2018

The median annual salary for a PHP Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 163 161
Rank change year-on-year -53 -2 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 2,575 3,966 4,006
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 2.22% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 2.31% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 2,318 3,679 3,759
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £27,300 £25,950 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.86% - -

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 152,072 171,669 178,785
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.84% 96.06% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 121,707 138,282 149,258
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +4.40%
10th Percentile £27,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -57 2,427 £42,500 +13.33% 524
UK excluding London -57 1,749 £37,750 +7.86% 442
London -29 771 £55,000 +10.00% 116
South East -51 555 £40,000 +6.67% 75
North of England -61 454 £36,500 +4.29% 136
South West +32 361 £37,500 +7.14% 77
North West -46 309 £36,500 -2.67% 83
Midlands -135 184 £35,000 +7.69% 89
West Midlands -119 126 £35,000 +7.69% 45
Yorkshire -60 117 £37,500 +7.14% 40
East of England -13 97 £37,500 +7.14% 31
Scotland +3 60 £35,000 +6.06% 13
East Midlands -82 58 £35,000 +1.45% 44
Wales +12 30 £35,000 +2.94% 20
North East -10 28 £35,000 +16.67% 13
Northern Ireland -7 8 £42,500 +6.25% 1

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2,575 (100.00%) PHP
2 1,671 (64.89%) JavaScript
3 1,467 (56.97%) MySQL
4 1,457 (56.58%) CSS
5 1,452 (56.39%) HTML
6 1,075 (41.75%) Laravel
7 803 (31.18%) MVC
8 801 (31.11%) Git (software)
9 745 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
10 732 (28.43%) Web Development
11 701 (27.22%) jQuery
12 655 (25.44%) Symfony
13 617 (23.96%) Linux
14 527 (20.47%) OO
15 486 (18.87%) HTML5
16 465 (18.06%) LAMP
17 439 (17.05%) OOP
18 386 (14.99%) SQL
19 369 (14.33%) E-Commerce
20 367 (14.25%) Zend
21 337 (13.09%) CSS3
22 326 (12.66%) WordPress
23 312 (12.12%) AngularJS
24 296 (11.50%) CMS
25 293 (11.38%) OO PHP
26 278 (10.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 276 (10.72%) REST
28 268 (10.41%) TDD
29 260 (10.10%) Web Services
30 253 (9.83%) React

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
1 326 (12.66%) WordPress
2 296 (11.50%) CMS
3 189 (7.34%) Apache
4 163 (6.33%) Drupal
5 97 (3.77%) Elasticsearch
6 86 (3.34%) nginx
7 24 (0.93%) IIS
8 21 (0.82%) Confluence
9 19 (0.74%) Apache Solr
10 16 (0.62%) eZ Publish
11 12 (0.47%) Joomla!
12 10 (0.39%) Moodle
13 9 (0.35%) ColdFusion
13 9 (0.35%) ExpressionEngine
14 7 (0.27%) SharePoint
14 7 (0.27%) Totara
15 6 (0.23%) Apache Spark
15 6 (0.23%) concrete5
15 6 (0.23%) Umbraco
15 6 (0.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (1.40%) Photoshop
2 10 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (0.16%) GIMP
4 2 (0.078%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 169 (6.56%) Magento
2 38 (1.48%) Payment Gateway
3 19 (0.74%) Shopify
4 9 (0.35%) osCommerce
5 6 (0.23%) OpenCart
6 4 (0.16%) WebTrends
7 2 (0.078%) CiviCRM
8 1 (0.039%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 226 (8.78%) Amazon AWS
2 100 (3.88%) SaaS
3 82 (3.18%) GitHub
4 52 (2.02%) Serverless
5 44 (1.71%) AWS Lambda
6 37 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
7 28 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
8 27 (1.05%) npm
9 21 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (0.74%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.39%) DigitalOcean
12 8 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
12 8 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (0.31%) Yarn
13 7 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 7 (0.27%) CloudFront
14 6 (0.23%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 6 (0.23%) G Suite
14 6 (0.23%) Google Analytics
14 6 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 74 (2.87%) Internet
2 19 (0.74%) HTTP
3 15 (0.58%) Intranet
4 14 (0.54%) Network Security
5 12 (0.47%) SMS
6 11 (0.43%) Skype
7 10 (0.39%) SSH
7 10 (0.39%) VoIP
8 6 (0.23%) AMQP
9 5 (0.19%) Firewall
10 4 (0.16%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.078%) Broadband
11 2 (0.078%) DNS
11 2 (0.078%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.039%) Plixer Scrutinizer
12 1 (0.039%) RTMP
12 1 (0.039%) SSL
12 1 (0.039%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,467 (56.97%) MySQL
2 153 (5.94%) SQL Server
3 134 (5.20%) Relational Database
4 131 (5.09%) MongoDB
5 81 (3.15%) MariaDB
6 77 (2.99%) NoSQL
7 65 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
8 48 (1.86%) Redis
9 20 (0.78%) Blockchain
10 15 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (0.58%) Big Data
11 13 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 12 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 10 (0.39%) Hadoop
15 6 (0.23%) Amazon Aurora
15 6 (0.23%) RDBMS
16 5 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
16 5 (0.19%) phpMyAdmin
17 4 (0.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 801 (31.11%) Git (software)
2 164 (6.37%) PHPUnit
3 125 (4.85%) Subversion
4 86 (3.34%) JIRA
5 81 (3.15%) Jenkins
6 76 (2.95%) gulp
7 72 (2.80%) webpack
8 59 (2.29%) Grunt
9 41 (1.59%) Bitbucket
10 38 (1.48%) git-flow
11 28 (1.09%) Vagrant
12 25 (0.97%) PhpStorm
13 21 (0.82%) Mercurial
14 18 (0.70%) Eclipse
14 18 (0.70%) Visual Studio
15 14 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 14 (0.54%) Babel
15 14 (0.54%) Xdebug
16 12 (0.47%) Selenium
16 12 (0.47%) Travis CI
General
1 235 (9.13%) Finance
2 195 (7.57%) Marketing
3 171 (6.64%) Retail
4 63 (2.45%) Advertising
5 60 (2.33%) Banking
6 44 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 38 (1.48%) Games
8 36 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 35 (1.36%) Back Office
10 25 (0.97%) Legal
11 24 (0.93%) Publishing
12 22 (0.85%) Electronics
13 13 (0.50%) Law
14 10 (0.39%) Automotive
15 7 (0.27%) Billing
15 7 (0.27%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.16%) Digital Economy
16 4 (0.16%) Interactive Media
16 4 (0.16%) Music Industry
16 4 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,457 (56.58%) CSS
2 1,452 (56.39%) HTML
3 1,075 (41.75%) Laravel
4 701 (27.22%) jQuery
5 655 (25.44%) Symfony
6 486 (18.87%) HTML5
7 465 (18.06%) LAMP
8 337 (13.09%) CSS3
9 312 (12.12%) AngularJS
10 278 (10.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 276 (10.72%) REST
12 260 (10.10%) Web Services
13 253 (9.83%) React
14 247 (9.59%) Sass
15 212 (8.23%) Vue.js
16 201 (7.81%) Ajax
16 201 (7.81%) Node.js
17 192 (7.46%) RESTful
18 159 (6.17%) SOAP
19 156 (6.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 159 (6.17%) User Experience
2 139 (5.40%) Greenfield Project
3 131 (5.09%) Mobile App
4 96 (3.73%) Fintech
5 93 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
6 69 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
7 57 (2.21%) Linux Command Line
8 20 (0.78%) Algorithms
9 18 (0.70%) Blog
10 17 (0.66%) Digital Media
11 14 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 13 (0.50%) Driving Licence
12 13 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (0.47%) EPoS
13 12 (0.47%) Smartphone
14 11 (0.43%) Replication
15 10 (0.39%) Data Structures
15 10 (0.39%) Social Media
15 10 (0.39%) Virtual Team
15 10 (0.39%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 617 (23.96%) Linux
2 96 (3.73%) Unix
3 72 (2.80%) Windows
4 26 (1.01%) Android
5 21 (0.82%) Apple iOS
6 19 (0.74%) Ubuntu
7 18 (0.70%) Debian
8 12 (0.47%) CentOS
8 12 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.43%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.23%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.19%) Amazon Linux
11 5 (0.19%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.039%) Fedora
12 1 (0.039%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 803 (31.18%) MVC
2 745 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
3 732 (28.43%) Web Development
4 527 (20.47%) OO
5 439 (17.05%) OOP
6 369 (14.33%) E-Commerce
7 293 (11.38%) OO PHP
8 268 (10.41%) TDD
9 208 (8.08%) Problem-Solving
10 198 (7.69%) Scrum
11 171 (6.64%) Software Engineering
12 156 (6.06%) Unit Testing
13 151 (5.86%) Front End Development
14 143 (5.55%) Open Source
15 142 (5.51%) DevOps
16 110 (4.27%) Mentoring
17 107 (4.16%) Microservices
18 100 (3.88%) Continuous Integration
19 96 (3.73%) Computer Science
20 92 (3.57%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 2,575 (100.00%) PHP
2 1,671 (64.89%) JavaScript
3 386 (14.99%) SQL
4 145 (5.63%) Python
5 144 (5.59%) Java
6 106 (4.12%) PHP 7
7 96 (3.73%) ES6
8 94 (3.65%) PHP 5
9 67 (2.60%) C#
10 51 (1.98%) Ruby
11 38 (1.48%) Go
12 26 (1.01%) TypeScript
13 23 (0.89%) C++
14 19 (0.74%) Perl
15 16 (0.62%) Bash Shell
16 14 (0.54%) VB.NET
17 11 (0.43%) C
17 11 (0.43%) Kotlin
18 10 (0.39%) Apple Swift
18 10 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 137 (5.32%) Degree
2 64 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.19%) DBS Check
4 2 (0.078%) HND
5 1 (0.039%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.039%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.039%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.039%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.039%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (1.75%) QA
2 20 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (0.66%) ISO 9001
4 12 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.39%) GDPR
6 5 (0.19%) PMO
7 4 (0.16%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 148 (5.75%) Docker
2 6 (0.23%) Varnish
3 5 (0.19%) LXC
4 3 (0.12%) KVM
5 1 (0.039%) HDFS
5 1 (0.039%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (1.20%) Kubernetes
2 23 (0.89%) Ansible
3 11 (0.43%) cPanel
3 11 (0.43%) Terraform
4 9 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (0.35%) Puppet
5 6 (0.23%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.078%) Kibana
6 2 (0.078%) LiteSpeed
6 2 (0.078%) logstash
6 2 (0.078%) Rancher
7 1 (0.039%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.039%) Packer
7 1 (0.039%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 367 (14.25%) Zend
2 66 (2.56%) Google
3 42 (1.63%) Microsoft
4 26 (1.01%) Facebook
5 22 (0.85%) Atlassian
6 19 (0.74%) Adobe
7 17 (0.66%) Oracle
8 16 (0.62%) Demandware
8 16 (0.62%) SAP
9 15 (0.58%) Rackspace
9 15 (0.58%) Twitter
10 14 (0.54%) New Relic
11 12 (0.47%) VMware
12 11 (0.43%) Remedy
13 9 (0.35%) Fujitsu
14 8 (0.31%) Red Hat
15 7 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
16 6 (0.23%) hybris
17 5 (0.19%) WooCommerce
18 4 (0.16%) MuleSoft