Period
to 30 March 2020

The median annual salary for a PHP Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

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
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 190 214 165
Rank change year-on-year +24 -49 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 2,164 2,434 3,791
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.83% 1.63% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 1.70% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2,145 2,420 3,713
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £28,600 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
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 112,907 143,118 171,051
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 95.96% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 90,480 114,278 140,462
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £84,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured PHP Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PHP Developer in the UK

PHP Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing PHP Developer.

Salary trend for PHP Developer in the UK

PHP Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing PHP Developer over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

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 30 March 2020. 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 +28 1,985 £44,000 +7.32% 403
UK excluding London +42 1,609 £40,000 +6.67% 340
North of England +57 507 £40,000 +6.67% 158
London -17 484 £60,000 +9.09% 83
South East +58 445 £44,000 +10.00% 61
North West +45 305 £40,000 +6.67% 92
Work from Home +15 239 £44,000 +10.00% 44
South West -11 218 £42,000 +12.00% 39
Midlands +41 184 £37,500 +10.29% 39
East of England +78 153 £45,000 +12.50% 24
Yorkshire +42 141 £40,000 +6.67% 47
East Midlands +35 95 £35,000 +2.94% 24
West Midlands +21 89 £38,500 +10.00% 14
Scotland +29 66 £42,500 +21.43% 10
North East +44 61 £45,000 +38.46% 19
Wales -8 43 £37,500 - 9

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2020, 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 2,164 (100.00%) PHP
2 1,369 (63.26%) JavaScript
3 1,239 (57.26%) MySQL
4 1,018 (47.04%) Laravel
5 981 (45.33%) HTML
6 966 (44.64%) CSS
7 670 (30.96%) Git (software)
8 652 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
9 590 (27.26%) MVC
10 580 (26.80%) Symfony
11 496 (22.92%) Web Development
12 495 (22.87%) Linux
13 473 (21.86%) OO
14 461 (21.30%) jQuery
15 448 (20.70%) OOP
16 366 (16.91%) SQL
17 353 (16.31%) LAMP
18 323 (14.93%) Vue.js
19 294 (13.59%) OO PHP
20 290 (13.40%) Docker
21 282 (13.03%) Zend
22 268 (12.38%) AngularJS
23 261 (12.06%) REST
24 259 (11.97%) React
25 258 (11.92%) E-Commerce
26 254 (11.74%) TDD
27 244 (11.28%) Mobile App
28 242 (11.18%) HTML5
29 240 (11.09%) AWS
30 218 (10.07%) 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
1 186 (8.60%) WordPress
2 149 (6.89%) CMS
3 115 (5.31%) Apache
4 91 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
5 71 (3.28%) Drupal
6 38 (1.76%) nginx
7 19 (0.88%) Apache Solr
8 18 (0.83%) Confluence
8 18 (0.83%) Joomla!
9 6 (0.28%) SilverStripe
10 5 (0.23%) PrestaShop
11 4 (0.18%) ExpressionEngine
11 4 (0.18%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.14%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.14%) Magnolia
12 3 (0.14%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.092%) ColdFusion
13 2 (0.092%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.092%) Moodle
14 1 (0.046%) SugarCRM
Applications
1 13 (0.60%) Photoshop
2 7 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.046%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.046%) InVision
5 1 (0.046%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 185 (8.55%) Magento
2 48 (2.22%) Shopify
3 30 (1.39%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.37%) OpenCart
5 5 (0.23%) CiviCRM
Cloud Services
1 240 (11.09%) AWS
2 174 (8.04%) SaaS
3 60 (2.77%) GitHub
4 46 (2.13%) Azure
5 41 (1.89%) Serverless
6 34 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
7 30 (1.39%) Amazon S3
8 29 (1.34%) npm
9 27 (1.25%) GCP
10 26 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
11 23 (1.06%) Amazon SQS
12 15 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
12 15 (0.69%) CloudFront
13 11 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (0.42%) DigitalOcean
16 8 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 8 (0.37%) Google Analytics
17 7 (0.32%) Cloudflare
18 6 (0.28%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (2.73%) Internet
2 26 (1.20%) DNS
3 16 (0.74%) HTTP
4 14 (0.65%) Extranet
5 13 (0.60%) SSH
6 11 (0.51%) SMS
7 9 (0.42%) Intranet
8 8 (0.37%) Network Security
9 7 (0.32%) TCP/IP
10 5 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.23%) Wireless
11 2 (0.092%) Broadband
11 2 (0.092%) RFID
12 1 (0.046%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.046%) IPv6
12 1 (0.046%) SSL
12 1 (0.046%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,239 (57.26%) MySQL
2 162 (7.49%) SQL Server
3 113 (5.22%) Relational Database
4 95 (4.39%) MongoDB
5 86 (3.97%) NoSQL
6 80 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
6 80 (3.70%) Redis
7 47 (2.17%) MariaDB
8 31 (1.43%) Big Data
9 16 (0.74%) RDBMS
10 14 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.42%) Blockchain
11 9 (0.42%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.28%) Amazon Aurora
13 4 (0.18%) Couchbase
14 3 (0.14%) BigQuery
14 3 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 2 (0.092%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 2 (0.092%) Oracle Database
16 1 (0.046%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 670 (30.96%) Git (software)
2 168 (7.76%) PHPUnit
3 93 (4.30%) JIRA
4 73 (3.37%) Bitbucket
4 73 (3.37%) Jenkins
5 51 (2.36%) webpack
6 45 (2.08%) Subversion
7 40 (1.85%) Vagrant
8 25 (1.16%) GitLab
9 22 (1.02%) Selenium
10 21 (0.97%) gulp
11 18 (0.83%) git-flow
12 15 (0.69%) Visual Studio
13 14 (0.65%) Cypress.io
14 13 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 12 (0.55%) Codeception
15 12 (0.55%) Cucumber
15 12 (0.55%) JIRA Agile
15 12 (0.55%) Xdebug
16 10 (0.46%) Mercurial
General
1 148 (6.84%) Marketing
2 146 (6.75%) Finance
2 146 (6.75%) Retail
3 53 (2.45%) Games
4 28 (1.29%) Back Office
5 24 (1.11%) Advertising
6 17 (0.79%) Public Sector
6 17 (0.79%) Telecoms
7 16 (0.74%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.55%) Automotive
8 12 (0.55%) Banking
8 12 (0.55%) Russian Language
9 8 (0.37%) Law
9 8 (0.37%) Legal
10 7 (0.32%) Billing
11 6 (0.28%) Electronics
12 5 (0.23%) Police
13 3 (0.14%) iGaming
13 3 (0.14%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.092%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,018 (47.04%) Laravel
2 981 (45.33%) HTML
3 966 (44.64%) CSS
4 580 (26.80%) Symfony
5 461 (21.30%) jQuery
6 353 (16.31%) LAMP
7 323 (14.93%) Vue.js
8 268 (12.38%) AngularJS
9 261 (12.06%) REST
10 259 (11.97%) React
11 242 (11.18%) HTML5
12 218 (10.07%) CodeIgniter
13 211 (9.75%) Node.js
14 199 (9.20%) Sass
15 186 (8.60%) Web Services
16 166 (7.67%) SOAP
17 149 (6.89%) RESTful
18 141 (6.52%) CSS3
19 131 (6.05%) Ajax
20 123 (5.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 244 (11.28%) Mobile App
2 178 (8.23%) Greenfield Project
3 141 (6.52%) User Experience
4 78 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
5 66 (3.05%) Linux Command Line
6 23 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (1.06%) Replication
7 16 (0.74%) Blog
8 14 (0.65%) EPoS
9 13 (0.60%) Algorithms
10 9 (0.42%) Data Structures
11 8 (0.37%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.37%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.32%) Augmented Reality
12 7 (0.32%) Life Science
12 7 (0.32%) Social Media
12 7 (0.32%) W3C
13 5 (0.23%) NHS
14 4 (0.18%) Enterprise Software
14 4 (0.18%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 495 (22.87%) Linux
2 102 (4.71%) Android
3 100 (4.62%) Apple iOS
4 63 (2.91%) Unix
5 27 (1.25%) Ubuntu
6 21 (0.97%) Windows
7 13 (0.60%) CentOS
8 7 (0.32%) Debian
9 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.092%) Amazon Linux
10 2 (0.092%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.046%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.046%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 652 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
2 590 (27.26%) MVC
3 496 (22.92%) Web Development
4 473 (21.86%) OO
5 448 (20.70%) OOP
6 294 (13.59%) OO PHP
7 258 (11.92%) E-Commerce
8 254 (11.74%) TDD
9 183 (8.46%) Unit Testing
10 150 (6.93%) DevOps
11 141 (6.52%) Microservices
12 138 (6.38%) Software Engineering
13 123 (5.68%) Mentoring
14 120 (5.55%) Test Automation
15 117 (5.41%) Front End Development
15 117 (5.41%) Scrum
16 109 (5.04%) SOLID
17 100 (4.62%) Computer Science
18 96 (4.44%) Fintech
19 88 (4.07%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 2,164 (100.00%) PHP
2 1,369 (63.26%) JavaScript
3 366 (16.91%) SQL
4 208 (9.61%) PHP 7
5 145 (6.70%) Python
6 98 (4.53%) Java
7 73 (3.37%) ES6
8 60 (2.77%) PHP 5
9 51 (2.36%) C#
10 28 (1.29%) C++
11 27 (1.25%) Bash Shell
11 27 (1.25%) C
11 27 (1.25%) Objective-C
12 26 (1.20%) Apple Swift
12 26 (1.20%) Go
13 16 (0.74%) Ruby
14 12 (0.55%) TypeScript
15 11 (0.51%) Lua
16 10 (0.46%) ES7
17 9 (0.42%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 136 (6.28%) Degree
2 61 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.23%) SC Cleared
3 5 (0.23%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.14%) AWS Certification
5 2 (0.092%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.046%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.046%) MCIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (1.57%) QA
2 16 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.28%) GDPR
5 5 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.092%) SEPA
7 1 (0.046%) WCAG
System Software
1 290 (13.40%) Docker
2 11 (0.51%) Varnish
3 1 (0.046%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 34 (1.57%) Ansible
2 32 (1.48%) Kubernetes
3 21 (0.97%) Terraform
4 15 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (0.46%) Puppet
6 7 (0.32%) cPanel
7 2 (0.092%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 2 (0.092%) Plesk
8 1 (0.046%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.046%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.046%) Salt
Vendors
1 282 (13.03%) Zend
2 60 (2.77%) Google
3 35 (1.62%) Atlassian
4 34 (1.57%) Adobe
4 34 (1.57%) Microsoft
5 28 (1.29%) Oracle
6 14 (0.65%) Apple
6 14 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (0.60%) Sony
8 8 (0.37%) Rollbar
9 7 (0.32%) Percona
9 7 (0.32%) SAP
10 6 (0.28%) New Relic
10 6 (0.28%) Xero
11 4 (0.18%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.18%) Spotify
11 4 (0.18%) Twitter
12 3 (0.14%) HubSpot
12 3 (0.14%) Rackspace
12 3 (0.14%) Talend