Period
to 18 July 2019

The median annual salary for a PHP Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 July 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 201 194 167
Rank change year-on-year -7 -27 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 2,498 3,141 3,894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 1.80% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.87% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 2,277 2,912 3,602
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 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 139,078 168,022 170,882
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 96.22% 96.22%
Number of salaries quoted 111,037 135,988 139,549
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £77,500
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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -9 2,338 £42,500 +6.25% 588
UK excluding London -12 1,814 £40,000 +6.67% 497
London +11 635 £52,500 -4.55% 113
South East -8 533 £45,000 +12.50% 70
North of England -52 502 £37,750 +0.67% 168
North West -30 300 £40,000 +6.67% 89
Midlands +18 297 £35,000 +7.69% 125
South West +15 285 £40,000 +6.67% 86
West Midlands +6 192 £35,000 +7.69% 61
Yorkshire -72 162 £36,375 +3.93% 56
East Midlands +15 105 £33,000 -5.71% 62
East of England +93 88 £40,000 +14.29% 26
Scotland +49 64 £35,000 -4.11% 12
Wales +17 46 £35,000 -10.26% 9
North East +29 40 £45,000 +38.46% 23
Northern Ireland -15 3 £28,500 -45.71% 1

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 2,498 (100.00%) PHP
2 1,732 (69.34%) JavaScript
3 1,523 (60.97%) MySQL
4 1,394 (55.80%) CSS
5 1,376 (55.08%) HTML
6 1,133 (45.36%) Laravel
7 837 (33.51%) MVC
8 752 (30.10%) Git (software)
9 702 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
10 685 (27.42%) Web Development
11 638 (25.54%) jQuery
12 635 (25.42%) Symfony
13 545 (21.82%) OO
14 536 (21.46%) Linux
15 520 (20.82%) OOP
16 431 (17.25%) LAMP
17 346 (13.85%) AngularJS
18 341 (13.65%) SQL
19 331 (13.25%) HTML5
20 316 (12.65%) OO PHP
21 297 (11.89%) Zend
22 294 (11.77%) WordPress
23 290 (11.61%) Docker
24 284 (11.37%) React
25 273 (10.93%) E-Commerce
26 263 (10.53%) Node.js
27 259 (10.37%) TDD
28 250 (10.01%) CSS3
29 247 (9.89%) Vue.js
30 235 (9.41%) 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
1 294 (11.77%) WordPress
2 189 (7.57%) CMS
3 177 (7.09%) Apache
4 132 (5.28%) Drupal
5 62 (2.48%) nginx
6 55 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
7 54 (2.16%) Joomla!
8 40 (1.60%) Apache Solr
9 28 (1.12%) Confluence
10 17 (0.68%) SharePoint
11 12 (0.48%) IIS
12 8 (0.32%) Moodle
13 4 (0.16%) ColdFusion
13 4 (0.16%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.12%) Totara
15 2 (0.080%) PrestaShop
16 1 (0.040%) Apache Spark
16 1 (0.040%) eZ Publish
16 1 (0.040%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 37 (1.48%) Photoshop
2 22 (0.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (0.32%) Adobe XD
4 7 (0.28%) Sketch
5 6 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (0.080%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.080%) Marvel
6 2 (0.080%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.040%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.040%) Figma
7 1 (0.040%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 181 (7.25%) Magento
2 64 (2.56%) Payment Gateway
3 20 (0.80%) Shopify
4 5 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.080%) OpenCart
6 2 (0.080%) osCommerce
6 2 (0.080%) WebTrends
7 1 (0.040%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.040%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.040%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 199 (7.97%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (4.88%) GitHub
3 115 (4.60%) SaaS
4 74 (2.96%) Google Cloud Platform
5 59 (2.36%) Serverless
6 39 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
7 30 (1.20%) npm
8 23 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
9 22 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
10 18 (0.72%) Google Analytics
10 18 (0.72%) Google Compute Engine
11 17 (0.68%) Amazon S3
12 13 (0.52%) Sage Pay
13 11 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 10 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
14 10 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (0.40%) Fastly
15 9 (0.36%) Amazon ECS
15 9 (0.36%) Slack
16 8 (0.32%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 38 (1.52%) Internet
2 23 (0.92%) Intranet
3 22 (0.88%) Extranet
4 21 (0.84%) SSH
5 18 (0.72%) HTTP
6 14 (0.56%) DNS
7 7 (0.28%) Network Security
8 6 (0.24%) FTP
8 6 (0.24%) Skype
9 3 (0.12%) ICMP
9 3 (0.12%) IPv6
9 3 (0.12%) Telnet
10 2 (0.080%) AMQP
10 2 (0.080%) Broadband
10 2 (0.080%) Firewall
10 2 (0.080%) Plixer Scrutinizer
10 2 (0.080%) SSL
11 1 (0.040%) PPP
11 1 (0.040%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.040%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,523 (60.97%) MySQL
2 161 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 106 (4.24%) MongoDB
4 96 (3.84%) NoSQL
5 94 (3.76%) Redis
6 93 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
6 93 (3.72%) Relational Database
7 57 (2.28%) MariaDB
8 18 (0.72%) Big Data
9 17 (0.68%) SQLite
10 14 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 13 (0.52%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.40%) Amazon Aurora
13 8 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.24%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
16 4 (0.16%) phpMyAdmin
17 3 (0.12%) BigQuery
17 3 (0.12%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 752 (30.10%) Git (software)
2 127 (5.08%) Subversion
3 126 (5.04%) JIRA
4 109 (4.36%) PHPUnit
5 75 (3.00%) Jenkins
6 72 (2.88%) webpack
7 58 (2.32%) Bitbucket
8 57 (2.28%) gulp
9 51 (2.04%) Vagrant
10 37 (1.48%) Grunt
11 17 (0.68%) GitLab
12 15 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (0.52%) git-flow
14 11 (0.44%) PhpStorm
15 9 (0.36%) JIRA Agile
16 8 (0.32%) Selenium
17 7 (0.28%) Bower
17 7 (0.28%) Mercurial
18 6 (0.24%) Babel
18 6 (0.24%) Codeship
General
1 215 (8.61%) Marketing
2 187 (7.49%) Finance
3 140 (5.60%) Retail
4 78 (3.12%) Games
5 56 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 33 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.12%) Publishing
8 22 (0.88%) Banking
9 19 (0.76%) Electronics
10 16 (0.64%) Law
11 15 (0.60%) Automotive
12 10 (0.40%) Billing
13 8 (0.32%) Back Office
14 7 (0.28%) Advertising
15 6 (0.24%) Online Betting
16 5 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.16%) Legal
17 4 (0.16%) Music Industry
18 3 (0.12%) Brand Awareness
19 2 (0.080%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,394 (55.80%) CSS
2 1,376 (55.08%) HTML
3 1,133 (45.36%) Laravel
4 638 (25.54%) jQuery
5 635 (25.42%) Symfony
6 431 (17.25%) LAMP
7 346 (13.85%) AngularJS
8 331 (13.25%) HTML5
9 284 (11.37%) React
10 263 (10.53%) Node.js
11 250 (10.01%) CSS3
12 247 (9.89%) Vue.js
13 235 (9.41%) CodeIgniter
14 231 (9.25%) Ajax
15 229 (9.17%) Web Services
16 207 (8.29%) RESTful
17 203 (8.13%) REST
18 188 (7.53%) Sass
19 186 (7.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 164 (6.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 140 (5.60%) Mobile App
2 122 (4.88%) User Experience
3 113 (4.52%) Greenfield Project
4 74 (2.96%) Self-Motivation
5 47 (1.88%) Linux Command Line
6 31 (1.24%) EPoS
7 26 (1.04%) Digital Media
8 25 (1.00%) Life Science
9 22 (0.88%) Social Media
10 19 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (0.72%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (0.56%) Online Games
12 14 (0.56%) Replication
13 11 (0.44%) Algorithms
14 9 (0.36%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.32%) e-Learning
16 7 (0.28%) Blog
16 7 (0.28%) NHS
16 7 (0.28%) Social Network
17 6 (0.24%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 536 (21.46%) Linux
2 84 (3.36%) Unix
3 68 (2.72%) Android
4 67 (2.68%) Apple iOS
5 58 (2.32%) Ubuntu
6 56 (2.24%) Windows
7 40 (1.60%) Debian
8 16 (0.64%) CentOS
9 6 (0.24%) AIX
10 3 (0.12%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.080%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.040%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 837 (33.51%) MVC
2 702 (28.10%) Agile Software Development
3 685 (27.42%) Web Development
4 545 (21.82%) OO
5 520 (20.82%) OOP
6 316 (12.65%) OO PHP
7 273 (10.93%) E-Commerce
8 259 (10.37%) TDD
9 174 (6.97%) Unit Testing
10 161 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
11 153 (6.12%) Scrum
12 144 (5.76%) DevOps
13 111 (4.44%) Software Engineering
14 105 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
14 105 (4.20%) Test Automation
15 104 (4.16%) Mentoring
16 100 (4.00%) Microservices
17 99 (3.96%) Front End Development
18 90 (3.60%) Open Source
19 80 (3.20%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2,498 (100.00%) PHP
2 1,732 (69.34%) JavaScript
3 341 (13.65%) SQL
4 219 (8.77%) Python
5 163 (6.53%) PHP 7
6 112 (4.48%) Java
7 111 (4.44%) PHP 5
8 44 (1.76%) Bash Shell
8 44 (1.76%) C#
9 43 (1.72%) ES6
10 38 (1.52%) Go
11 28 (1.12%) TypeScript
12 24 (0.96%) Ruby
13 23 (0.92%) C++
14 21 (0.84%) Objective-C
15 18 (0.72%) Apple Swift
16 15 (0.60%) C
17 9 (0.36%) Kotlin
17 9 (0.36%) Perl
18 8 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 96 (3.84%) Degree
2 24 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.20%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.080%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.040%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.040%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.040%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (1.88%) QA
2 7 (0.28%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.16%) GDPR
4 1 (0.040%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.040%) PMO
4 1 (0.040%) SLA
System Software
1 290 (11.61%) Docker
2 20 (0.80%) Varnish
3 13 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.080%) Firmware
5 1 (0.040%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.040%) LXC
5 1 (0.040%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 45 (1.80%) Kubernetes
2 40 (1.60%) Ansible
3 35 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.40%) Puppet
5 9 (0.36%) Terraform
6 7 (0.28%) Plesk
7 5 (0.20%) Grafana
8 1 (0.040%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.040%) Salt
Vendors
1 297 (11.89%) Zend
2 77 (3.08%) Google
3 44 (1.76%) Microsoft
4 32 (1.28%) Atlassian
5 23 (0.92%) Oracle
6 20 (0.80%) SAP
7 19 (0.76%) WooCommerce
8 17 (0.68%) Adobe
9 14 (0.56%) PayPal
10 9 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.32%) HubSpot
11 8 (0.32%) Rackspace
11 8 (0.32%) WorldPay
12 7 (0.28%) Spotify
13 6 (0.24%) Instagram
13 6 (0.24%) Sage
14 5 (0.20%) Cypress Semiconductor
15 4 (0.16%) Fujitsu
15 4 (0.16%) Pardot
15 4 (0.16%) Xamarin