Period
to 27 January 2021

The median annual salary for a PHP Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

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
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 158 189 215
Rank change year-on-year +31 +26 -58
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 1,346 2,198 2,438
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.06% 1.76% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 1.84% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1,583 2,266 2,420
Median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,000 £28,000 £27,295
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% 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 62,096 119,284 143,736
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.56% 95.94%
Number of salaries quoted 50,358 96,575 116,321
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £32,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 27 January 2021.

Salary histogram for PHP Developer in the UK

PHP Developer
Top 17 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 27 January 2021. 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 +32 1,213 £40,500 -4.71% 402
UK excluding London +25 1,054 £40,000 - 370
Work from Home -6 386 £40,000 -9.09% 101
North of England +1 318 £37,500 -6.25% 150
South East +22 236 £42,500 -3.41% 51
London -4 195 £55,000 -4.35% 52
North West +2 190 £37,500 -6.25% 89
Midlands +45 182 £37,500 +7.14% 70
South West +14 174 £42,500 +6.25% 54
Yorkshire +23 112 £37,500 -6.25% 50
East Midlands +46 97 £37,500 +7.14% 29
West Midlands +21 85 £40,000 +14.29% 41
East of England +53 75 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Scotland +20 48 £45,000 +4.05% 16
North East -23 16 £38,500 -14.44% 11
Wales +23 14 £42,500 +13.33% 9
Northern Ireland - 7 £35,000 -

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 1,346 (100.00%) PHP
2 949 (70.51%) JavaScript
3 800 (59.44%) MySQL
4 727 (54.01%) CSS
5 711 (52.82%) HTML
6 678 (50.37%) Laravel
7 516 (38.34%) Git (software)
8 407 (30.24%) MVC
9 392 (29.12%) Web Development
10 342 (25.41%) Symfony
11 326 (24.22%) Vue.js
12 299 (22.21%) jQuery
13 280 (20.80%) Linux
14 274 (20.36%) Agile Software Development
15 273 (20.28%) OOP
16 255 (18.95%) React
17 239 (17.76%) Docker
18 233 (17.31%) AngularJS
19 222 (16.49%) E-Commerce
20 218 (16.20%) OO
21 195 (14.49%) SQL
22 192 (14.26%) AWS
23 183 (13.60%) HTML5
24 181 (13.45%) Node.js
25 174 (12.93%) LAMP
26 171 (12.70%) WordPress
27 159 (11.81%) Zend
28 151 (11.22%) Web Services
29 146 (10.85%) CSS3
30 145 (10.77%) RESTful

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
1 171 (12.70%) WordPress
2 103 (7.65%) CMS
3 56 (4.16%) Apache
4 36 (2.67%) Drupal
5 30 (2.23%) nginx
6 25 (1.86%) Joomla!
7 20 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (1.41%) Moodle
9 14 (1.04%) SugarCRM
10 8 (0.59%) Jadu
11 5 (0.37%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.22%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.22%) Confluence
13 2 (0.15%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.15%) PrestaShop
13 2 (0.15%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.074%) ColdFusion
14 1 (0.074%) GeoServer
14 1 (0.074%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 6 (0.45%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.074%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 105 (7.80%) Magento
2 34 (2.53%) Shopify
3 31 (2.30%) Payment Gateway
4 24 (1.78%) OpenCart
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.074%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 192 (14.26%) AWS
2 64 (4.75%) Azure
3 46 (3.42%) SaaS
4 36 (2.67%) GitHub
5 32 (2.38%) GCP
6 25 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (1.26%) npm
8 12 (0.89%) Serverless
9 10 (0.74%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.59%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 7 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.52%) DigitalOcean
12 6 (0.45%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.45%) Yarn
13 5 (0.37%) CloudFront
13 5 (0.37%) PaaS
14 4 (0.30%) Basecamp
14 4 (0.30%) Google Analytics
14 4 (0.30%) Mailgun
14 4 (0.30%) ZenHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.41%) Network Security
2 12 (0.89%) Internet
3 5 (0.37%) Broadband
4 4 (0.30%) SSH
4 4 (0.30%) SSL
5 2 (0.15%) Intranet
5 2 (0.15%) Skype
5 2 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.074%) AMQP
6 1 (0.074%) DNS
6 1 (0.074%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 800 (59.44%) MySQL
2 80 (5.94%) MongoDB
3 75 (5.57%) NoSQL
4 74 (5.50%) SQL Server
5 64 (4.75%) Relational Database
6 44 (3.27%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (2.01%) Redis
8 18 (1.34%) Big Data
9 17 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
10 9 (0.67%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.52%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.45%) MariaDB
13 5 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (0.37%) Couchbase
14 4 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
15 3 (0.22%) Hadoop
16 2 (0.15%) Blockchain
17 1 (0.074%) BigQuery
17 1 (0.074%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 516 (38.34%) Git (software)
2 76 (5.65%) PHPUnit
3 48 (3.57%) JIRA
4 44 (3.27%) webpack
5 34 (2.53%) Jenkins
6 31 (2.30%) Subversion
7 27 (2.01%) gulp
7 27 (2.01%) Selenium
8 23 (1.71%) Bitbucket
9 22 (1.63%) Grunt
10 20 (1.49%) Vagrant
11 15 (1.11%) GitLab
12 8 (0.59%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.30%) Bower
13 4 (0.30%) git-flow
14 3 (0.22%) Mocha
15 2 (0.15%) Codeception
15 2 (0.15%) Cypress.io
16 1 (0.074%) ESLint
16 1 (0.074%) Postman
General
1 84 (6.24%) Retail
2 83 (6.17%) Finance
3 74 (5.50%) Marketing
4 31 (2.30%) Games
5 23 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.34%) Law
6 18 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 12 (0.89%) Back Office
7 12 (0.89%) Public Sector
8 8 (0.59%) Automotive
8 8 (0.59%) Electronics
8 8 (0.59%) Publishing
9 5 (0.37%) Advertising
10 4 (0.30%) Legal
10 4 (0.30%) Local Government
11 2 (0.15%) Banking
11 2 (0.15%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.074%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.074%) Police
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 727 (54.01%) CSS
2 711 (52.82%) HTML
3 678 (50.37%) Laravel
4 342 (25.41%) Symfony
5 326 (24.22%) Vue.js
6 299 (22.21%) jQuery
7 255 (18.95%) React
8 233 (17.31%) AngularJS
9 183 (13.60%) HTML5
10 181 (13.45%) Node.js
11 174 (12.93%) LAMP
12 151 (11.22%) Web Services
13 146 (10.85%) CSS3
14 145 (10.77%) RESTful
15 138 (10.25%) REST
16 97 (7.21%) Sass
17 73 (5.42%) JSON
18 71 (5.27%) CodeIgniter
19 61 (4.53%) XML
20 58 (4.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 103 (7.65%) Greenfield Project
2 73 (5.42%) User Experience
3 52 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (3.27%) Mobile App
5 23 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
6 14 (1.04%) e-Learning
7 11 (0.82%) Virtual Team
8 10 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (0.59%) Xbox
10 7 (0.52%) Social Media
10 7 (0.52%) Video on Demand
11 6 (0.45%) SCORM
12 5 (0.37%) Derivative
12 5 (0.37%) Graphic Design
13 4 (0.30%) Enterprise Cloud
13 4 (0.30%) Video\Live Streaming
13 4 (0.30%) W3C
14 3 (0.22%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.22%) PlayStation
15 2 (0.15%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 280 (20.80%) Linux
2 34 (2.53%) Android
2 34 (2.53%) Apple iOS
3 25 (1.86%) Windows
4 22 (1.63%) Ubuntu
5 14 (1.04%) CentOS
6 5 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.30%) Amazon Linux
7 4 (0.30%) Unix
7 4 (0.30%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 407 (30.24%) MVC
2 392 (29.12%) Web Development
3 274 (20.36%) Agile Software Development
4 273 (20.28%) OOP
5 222 (16.49%) E-Commerce
6 218 (16.20%) OO
7 139 (10.33%) TDD
8 136 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
9 119 (8.84%) OO PHP
10 110 (8.17%) DevOps
11 90 (6.69%) Microservices
12 76 (5.65%) Front End Development
13 73 (5.42%) Unit Testing
14 66 (4.90%) Scrum
15 57 (4.23%) Mentoring
16 56 (4.16%) Software Engineering
17 53 (3.94%) SOLID
18 48 (3.57%) Fintech
19 44 (3.27%) Mobile Development
20 39 (2.90%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 1,346 (100.00%) PHP
2 949 (70.51%) JavaScript
3 195 (14.49%) SQL
4 77 (5.72%) Python
5 74 (5.50%) PHP 7
6 48 (3.57%) Java
7 47 (3.49%) Go
8 28 (2.08%) TypeScript
9 18 (1.34%) C#
9 18 (1.34%) PHP 5
10 17 (1.26%) Apple Swift
11 16 (1.19%) ES6
11 16 (1.19%) Objective-C
12 11 (0.82%) C
13 8 (0.59%) Kotlin
14 6 (0.45%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.37%) Ruby
16 2 (0.15%) Shell Script
17 1 (0.074%) ActionScript
17 1 (0.074%) XPath
Qualifications
1 34 (2.53%) Degree
2 19 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.15%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.074%) CEH
4 1 (0.074%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.67%) QA
2 5 (0.37%) GDPR
2 5 (0.37%) SLA
3 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.074%) WCAG
System Software
1 239 (17.76%) Docker
2 4 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 61 (4.53%) Kubernetes
2 10 (0.74%) Ansible
3 8 (0.59%) Terraform
4 7 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.22%) cPanel
5 3 (0.22%) Packer
6 1 (0.074%) Puppet
6 1 (0.074%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 159 (11.81%) Zend
2 44 (3.27%) Google
3 24 (1.78%) Microsoft
4 16 (1.19%) Intel
5 11 (0.82%) Oracle
6 10 (0.74%) Sony
6 10 (0.74%) WooCommerce
7 8 (0.59%) Red Hat
7 8 (0.59%) SAP
8 6 (0.45%) Facebook
9 4 (0.30%) Apple
10 3 (0.22%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.22%) Twitter
11 2 (0.15%) Adobe
11 2 (0.15%) New Relic
12 1 (0.074%) BT
12 1 (0.074%) PayPal
12 1 (0.074%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.074%) Sage
12 1 (0.074%) Spotify