Period
to 4 August 2020

The median annual salary for a PHP Developer was £44,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 172 204 203
Rank change year-on-year +32 -1 -35
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 1,301 2,487 3,025
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.95% 1.74% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 1.81% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,250 2,484 3,026
Median annual salary £44,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.23% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,400
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £60,000
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 63,188 137,103 166,315
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 95.85% 96.19%
Number of salaries quoted 50,836 109,526 134,258
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +25 1,219 £45,000 +5.88% 229
UK excluding London +48 955 £40,000 - 210
North of England +55 333 £40,000 +6.67% 85
London +27 311 £55,000 - 28
South East +40 290 £45,000 - 34
North West +45 198 £40,000 +6.67% 42
Work from Home -12 132 £45,000 +12.50% 46
Yorkshire +80 110 £40,000 +6.67% 35
South West -10 107 £40,000 - 31
Midlands -19 90 £38,750 +10.71% 39
East of England +99 84 £45,000 +12.50% 11
West Midlands -16 48 £37,500 - 22
East Midlands +15 41 £40,000 +17.65% 17
Scotland +68 35 £42,500 +14.86% 5
North East +10 25 £42,500 +6.25% 8
Wales +10 16 £37,500 +7.14% 4

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 1,301 (100.00%) PHP
2 848 (65.18%) JavaScript
3 735 (56.50%) MySQL
4 688 (52.88%) HTML
5 677 (52.04%) CSS
6 580 (44.58%) Laravel
7 423 (32.51%) Git (software)
8 394 (30.28%) MVC
9 354 (27.21%) Web Development
10 338 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
11 327 (25.13%) OOP
12 324 (24.90%) Symfony
13 297 (22.83%) OO
14 293 (22.52%) Linux
15 261 (20.06%) jQuery
16 231 (17.76%) LAMP
17 196 (15.07%) Zend
18 194 (14.91%) Docker
19 192 (14.76%) Vue.js
20 175 (13.45%) SQL
21 172 (13.22%) AWS
22 165 (12.68%) OO PHP
23 161 (12.38%) E-Commerce
24 158 (12.14%) REST
25 150 (11.53%) Web Services
26 134 (10.30%) TDD
27 133 (10.22%) React
28 132 (10.15%) AngularJS
29 129 (9.92%) Node.js
30 128 (9.84%) HTML5

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
1 103 (7.92%) WordPress
2 85 (6.53%) Apache
3 80 (6.15%) CMS
4 40 (3.07%) nginx
5 36 (2.77%) Elasticsearch
6 32 (2.46%) Drupal
7 20 (1.54%) Joomla!
8 19 (1.46%) Moodle
9 10 (0.77%) Apache Solr
9 10 (0.77%) ExpressionEngine
10 9 (0.69%) Jadu
11 7 (0.54%) SilverStripe
12 6 (0.46%) Liferay
13 5 (0.38%) Confluence
14 1 (0.077%) IIS
14 1 (0.077%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.077%) SugarCRM
14 1 (0.077%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.077%) Totara
Applications
1 3 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.077%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.077%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.077%) Inkscape
3 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 114 (8.76%) Magento
2 27 (2.08%) Payment Gateway
3 20 (1.54%) Shopify
4 4 (0.31%) OpenCart
5 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.15%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 172 (13.22%) AWS
2 86 (6.61%) SaaS
3 58 (4.46%) Azure
4 50 (3.84%) GitHub
5 31 (2.38%) GCP
6 25 (1.92%) AWS Lambda
6 25 (1.92%) Serverless
7 20 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (1.38%) npm
9 17 (1.31%) Amazon S3
10 15 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
11 11 (0.85%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (0.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 8 (0.61%) Yarn
14 6 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (0.46%) Amazon ECS
14 6 (0.46%) PaaS
15 4 (0.31%) CloudFront
15 4 (0.31%) DigitalOcean
16 3 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.23%) Internet
2 13 (1.00%) Network Security
3 8 (0.61%) DNS
4 7 (0.54%) HTTP
4 7 (0.54%) SSH
5 6 (0.46%) Intranet
6 3 (0.23%) Skype
6 3 (0.23%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.15%) SMS
7 2 (0.15%) VoIP
8 1 (0.077%) AMQP
8 1 (0.077%) FTP
8 1 (0.077%) IPv6
8 1 (0.077%) PPP
8 1 (0.077%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 735 (56.50%) MySQL
2 99 (7.61%) SQL Server
3 69 (5.30%) Relational Database
4 56 (4.30%) NoSQL
5 54 (4.15%) MongoDB
6 51 (3.92%) Redis
7 33 (2.54%) MariaDB
8 27 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
9 24 (1.84%) Big Data
10 20 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (1.46%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.54%) BigQuery
12 7 (0.54%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.38%) Couchbase
14 3 (0.23%) Amazon Aurora
15 2 (0.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 2 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 1 (0.077%) Apache Cassandra
16 1 (0.077%) InterSystems Cache
16 1 (0.077%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 423 (32.51%) Git (software)
2 104 (7.99%) PHPUnit
3 61 (4.69%) webpack
4 53 (4.07%) Bitbucket
5 42 (3.23%) JIRA
6 41 (3.15%) Jenkins
7 35 (2.69%) gulp
7 35 (2.69%) Subversion
8 29 (2.23%) Selenium
9 28 (2.15%) Vagrant
10 20 (1.54%) Grunt
11 11 (0.85%) GitLab
12 9 (0.69%) PhpStorm
13 8 (0.61%) Cypress.io
14 7 (0.54%) git-flow
14 7 (0.54%) Xdebug
15 5 (0.38%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 5 (0.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 5 (0.38%) Jasmine
15 5 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 103 (7.92%) Retail
2 101 (7.76%) Finance
3 85 (6.53%) Marketing
4 46 (3.54%) Games
5 19 (1.46%) Back Office
6 16 (1.23%) Public Sector
7 13 (1.00%) Advertising
7 13 (1.00%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.61%) Banking
9 7 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.46%) Law
10 6 (0.46%) Russian Language
11 5 (0.38%) Legal
11 5 (0.38%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.31%) Automotive
13 3 (0.23%) Electronics
13 3 (0.23%) Music Industry
14 2 (0.15%) Billing
14 2 (0.15%) iGaming
14 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 688 (52.88%) HTML
2 677 (52.04%) CSS
3 580 (44.58%) Laravel
4 324 (24.90%) Symfony
5 261 (20.06%) jQuery
6 231 (17.76%) LAMP
7 192 (14.76%) Vue.js
8 158 (12.14%) REST
9 150 (11.53%) Web Services
10 133 (10.22%) React
11 132 (10.15%) AngularJS
12 129 (9.92%) Node.js
13 128 (9.84%) HTML5
14 127 (9.76%) RESTful
15 119 (9.15%) CodeIgniter
16 108 (8.30%) SOAP
17 102 (7.84%) Sass
18 93 (7.15%) CSS3
19 84 (6.46%) Ajax
20 80 (6.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 125 (9.61%) Mobile App
2 103 (7.92%) User Experience
3 84 (6.46%) Greenfield Project
4 45 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
5 41 (3.15%) Linux Command Line
6 24 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (1.61%) e-Learning
8 13 (1.00%) SCORM
9 9 (0.69%) Replication
9 9 (0.69%) Virtual Team
10 8 (0.61%) Algorithms
10 8 (0.61%) NHS
11 7 (0.54%) Augmented Reality
11 7 (0.54%) Blog
11 7 (0.54%) Client/Server
11 7 (0.54%) Social Media
12 6 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.46%) W3C
13 5 (0.38%) Learning Management System
14 3 (0.23%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 293 (22.52%) Linux
2 63 (4.84%) Android
3 62 (4.77%) Apple iOS
4 26 (2.00%) CentOS
5 19 (1.46%) Windows
6 14 (1.08%) Ubuntu
6 14 (1.08%) Unix
7 6 (0.46%) Debian
8 5 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
8 5 (0.38%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.31%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.31%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.077%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (30.28%) MVC
2 354 (27.21%) Web Development
3 338 (25.98%) Agile Software Development
4 327 (25.13%) OOP
5 297 (22.83%) OO
6 165 (12.68%) OO PHP
7 161 (12.38%) E-Commerce
8 134 (10.30%) TDD
9 97 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
10 88 (6.76%) Software Engineering
11 85 (6.53%) Unit Testing
12 84 (6.46%) Test Automation
13 76 (5.84%) DevOps
14 73 (5.61%) Microservices
15 71 (5.46%) Front End Development
16 64 (4.92%) Computer Science
16 64 (4.92%) SOLID
17 57 (4.38%) Mobile Application Development
18 56 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
19 55 (4.23%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1,301 (100.00%) PHP
2 848 (65.18%) JavaScript
3 175 (13.45%) SQL
4 125 (9.61%) PHP 7
5 78 (6.00%) Java
6 69 (5.30%) Python
7 44 (3.38%) PHP 5
8 31 (2.38%) Apple Swift
8 31 (2.38%) Objective-C
9 30 (2.31%) ES6
10 27 (2.08%) C
11 19 (1.46%) C#
12 16 (1.23%) C++
13 15 (1.15%) Go
14 13 (1.00%) Bash Shell
14 13 (1.00%) TypeScript
15 10 (0.77%) Ruby
16 6 (0.46%) Embedded C
17 4 (0.31%) Perl
18 3 (0.23%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 83 (6.38%) Degree
2 48 (3.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.38%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.46%) QA
2 10 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.61%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.38%) SEPA
5 3 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.077%) GDPR
System Software
1 194 (14.91%) Docker
2 2 (0.15%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 48 (3.69%) Kubernetes
2 20 (1.54%) Ansible
3 15 (1.15%) cPanel
4 8 (0.61%) Terraform
5 3 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.15%) Puppet
6 2 (0.15%) Rancher
7 1 (0.077%) Kibana
7 1 (0.077%) logstash
7 1 (0.077%) Nagios
7 1 (0.077%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 196 (15.07%) Zend
2 37 (2.84%) Google
3 22 (1.69%) Oracle
4 17 (1.31%) Microsoft
5 13 (1.00%) Adobe
6 10 (0.77%) Sony
7 7 (0.54%) Apple
7 7 (0.54%) Twitter
8 6 (0.46%) Red Hat
9 5 (0.38%) SAP
10 4 (0.31%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.31%) Percona
10 4 (0.31%) Spotify
11 3 (0.23%) New Relic
11 3 (0.23%) Rollbar
11 3 (0.23%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (0.23%) Talend
12 2 (0.15%) Facebook
12 2 (0.15%) HubSpot
12 2 (0.15%) Intel