Period
to 16 August 2017

The median annual salary for a PHP Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 August 2017.

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
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 151 153
Rank change year-on-year -14 +2 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 3914 4517 4713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.22% 2.28% 2.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 2.36% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3607 4280 4219
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £25,250 £25,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £57,700 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 169446 191120 209618
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 95.90% 96.50% 96.47%
Number of salaries quoted 136792 160701 172474
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 2017. 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 -13 3738 £37,500 - 333
UK excluding London +7 2896 £35,000 - 269
North of England +14 986 £36,000 +2.86% 98
London -46 953 £50,000 - 69
South East -67 628 £37,500 - 47
Midlands +29 610 £32,500 +1.56% 70
North West +14 586 £37,500 +7.14% 46
West Midlands +15 417 £32,500 +6.70% 43
South West +14 376 £35,000 - 30
Yorkshire +9 368 £35,000 - 47
East Midlands +58 193 £32,500 -7.14% 27
East of England -31 186 £34,000 -2.86% 19
Scotland +44 88 £35,000 - 2
North East +31 32 £30,000 - 5
Wales -12 24 £33,250 -5.00% 2
Northern Ireland -15 3 £50,000 +42.86% 1
Isle of Man - 1 £52,500 -

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, PHP Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads featuring PHP Developer in the job title.

1 3914 (100.00%) PHP
2 2803 (71.61%) JavaScript
3 2488 (63.57%) HTML
4 2465 (62.98%) MySQL
5 2433 (62.16%) CSS
6 1354 (34.59%) jQuery
7 1346 (34.39%) MVC
8 1321 (33.75%) Web Development
9 1255 (32.06%) Laravel
10 1190 (30.40%) Git (software)
11 1118 (28.56%) Agile Software Development
12 1102 (28.16%) Linux
13 1070 (27.34%) Symfony
14 1032 (26.37%) OO
15 1012 (25.86%) LAMP
16 882 (22.53%) HTML5
17 764 (19.52%) OOP
18 680 (17.37%) AngularJS
19 659 (16.84%) Zend
20 604 (15.43%) E-Commerce
21 589 (15.05%) CSS3
22 560 (14.31%) SQL
23 479 (12.24%) OO PHP
24 467 (11.93%) WordPress
25 457 (11.68%) TDD
26 430 (10.99%) CMS
27 422 (10.78%) Apache
28 399 (10.19%) Marketing
29 374 (9.56%) Magento
30 357 (9.12%) Node.js

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
1 467 (11.93%) WordPress
2 430 (10.99%) CMS
3 422 (10.78%) Apache
4 327 (8.35%) Drupal
5 139 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
6 132 (3.37%) nginx
7 67 (1.71%) Joomla!
8 42 (1.07%) Apache Solr
9 25 (0.64%) Confluence
10 20 (0.51%) Moodle
11 10 (0.26%) Totara
12 9 (0.23%) eZ Publish
13 7 (0.18%) ExpressionEngine
13 7 (0.18%) SilverStripe
14 6 (0.15%) Umbraco
15 5 (0.13%) Facebook Platform
15 5 (0.13%) IIS
15 5 (0.13%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.10%) Foswiki
17 3 (0.077%) SharePoint
Applications
1 69 (1.76%) Photoshop
2 35 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 10 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (0.15%) InDesign
7 4 (0.10%) GIMP
7 4 (0.10%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.077%) Moqups
9 2 (0.051%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 374 (9.56%) Magento
2 35 (0.89%) Payment Gateway
3 15 (0.38%) OpenCart
3 15 (0.38%) Shopify
4 14 (0.36%) WebTrends
5 6 (0.15%) osCommerce
6 2 (0.051%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.051%) MetaTrader
6 2 (0.051%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 254 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
2 183 (4.68%) GitHub
3 131 (3.35%) SaaS
4 44 (1.12%) Amazon S3
5 34 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
6 33 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
7 25 (0.64%) Google Analytics
8 24 (0.61%) Google Cloud Platform
9 20 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 19 (0.49%) Heroku
11 18 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
12 14 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
13 13 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
13 13 (0.33%) DigitalOcean
14 10 (0.26%) Google App Engine
15 8 (0.20%) Slack
16 7 (0.18%) Linode
17 6 (0.15%) AdWords
17 6 (0.15%) Trello
18 4 (0.10%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 69 (1.76%) Internet
2 43 (1.10%) HTTP
3 29 (0.74%) Intranet
4 22 (0.56%) DNS
5 17 (0.43%) SSH
6 8 (0.20%) Skype
6 8 (0.20%) SSL
7 7 (0.18%) FTP
7 7 (0.18%) SMTP
8 6 (0.15%) Firewall
8 6 (0.15%) HTTPS
9 5 (0.13%) AMQP
9 5 (0.13%) OpenLDAP
9 5 (0.13%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.10%) SMS
11 3 (0.077%) Broadband
11 3 (0.077%) Network Security
12 2 (0.051%) Extranet
12 2 (0.051%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.026%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2465 (62.98%) MySQL
2 184 (4.70%) Relational Database
3 157 (4.01%) NoSQL
4 154 (3.93%) PostgreSQL
5 143 (3.65%) MongoDB
6 139 (3.55%) SQL Server
7 78 (1.99%) Redis
8 52 (1.33%) MariaDB
9 42 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
10 25 (0.64%) Big Data
11 22 (0.56%) RDBMS
12 16 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (0.31%) Data Mining
14 10 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
14 10 (0.26%) InterSystems Cache
15 9 (0.23%) SQLite
16 4 (0.10%) Amazon Redshift
16 4 (0.10%) CouchDB
16 4 (0.10%) MS Access
16 4 (0.10%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1190 (30.40%) Git (software)
2 268 (6.85%) Subversion
3 252 (6.44%) PHPUnit
4 144 (3.68%) JIRA
5 139 (3.55%) Jenkins
6 136 (3.47%) gulp
7 92 (2.35%) Vagrant
8 81 (2.07%) Grunt
9 69 (1.76%) Selenium
10 60 (1.53%) webpack
11 46 (1.18%) Bitbucket
12 37 (0.95%) Mercurial
13 33 (0.84%) Bower
14 29 (0.74%) git-flow
15 27 (0.69%) GitLab
15 27 (0.69%) WebDriver
16 25 (0.64%) Selenium IDE
17 24 (0.61%) Codeception
18 22 (0.56%) Travis CI
19 21 (0.54%) PhantomJS
General
1 399 (10.19%) Marketing
2 294 (7.51%) Finance
3 204 (5.21%) Retail
4 126 (3.22%) Advertising
5 93 (2.38%) Electronics
6 84 (2.15%) Games
7 82 (2.10%) Telecoms
8 71 (1.81%) Automotive
9 67 (1.71%) Manufacturing
10 63 (1.61%) Legal
11 50 (1.28%) Banking
12 43 (1.10%) Back Office
13 24 (0.61%) Publishing
14 19 (0.49%) Law
14 19 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.31%) Multimedia
16 11 (0.28%) Music Industry
17 8 (0.20%) Billing
18 7 (0.18%) Financial Institution
19 4 (0.10%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2488 (63.57%) HTML
2 2433 (62.16%) CSS
3 1354 (34.59%) jQuery
4 1255 (32.06%) Laravel
5 1070 (27.34%) Symfony
6 1012 (25.86%) LAMP
7 882 (22.53%) HTML5
8 680 (17.37%) AngularJS
9 589 (15.05%) CSS3
10 357 (9.12%) Node.js
11 322 (8.23%) XML
12 321 (8.20%) React
13 318 (8.12%) Sass
14 315 (8.05%) RESTful
15 314 (8.02%) Ajax
16 272 (6.95%) REST
17 268 (6.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 255 (6.52%) JSON
19 253 (6.46%) Web Services
20 229 (5.85%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 217 (5.54%) Mobile App
2 207 (5.29%) User Experience
3 152 (3.88%) Computer Science
4 126 (3.22%) Linux Command Line
5 116 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
6 92 (2.35%) iPad
7 67 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
8 48 (1.23%) Social Media
9 45 (1.15%) Data Structures
10 44 (1.12%) Fintech
11 28 (0.72%) Digital Media
12 26 (0.66%) Blog
12 26 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
13 24 (0.61%) e-Learning
14 19 (0.49%) Graphic Design
15 18 (0.46%) Algorithms
16 16 (0.41%) Hedge funds
16 16 (0.41%) iPhone
17 15 (0.38%) Online Games
18 14 (0.36%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1102 (28.16%) Linux
2 156 (3.99%) Android
3 143 (3.65%) Apple iOS
4 96 (2.45%) Windows
5 94 (2.40%) Unix
6 30 (0.77%) CentOS
7 24 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 13 (0.33%) Debian
8 13 (0.33%) Windows Server
9 10 (0.26%) Mac OS X
9 10 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (0.15%) Fedora
10 6 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
11 5 (0.13%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.026%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.026%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1346 (34.39%) MVC
2 1321 (33.75%) Web Development
3 1118 (28.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1032 (26.37%) OO
5 764 (19.52%) OOP
6 604 (15.43%) E-Commerce
7 479 (12.24%) OO PHP
8 457 (11.68%) TDD
9 317 (8.10%) Front End Development
10 310 (7.92%) Scrum
11 307 (7.84%) Software Engineering
12 218 (5.57%) Open Source
13 214 (5.47%) Mentoring
14 198 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
15 193 (4.93%) DevOps
16 182 (4.65%) Unit Testing
17 168 (4.29%) BDD
18 130 (3.32%) Business Intelligence
18 130 (3.32%) Digital Marketing
19 127 (3.24%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3914 (100.00%) PHP
2 2803 (71.61%) JavaScript
3 560 (14.31%) SQL
4 278 (7.10%) Java
5 201 (5.14%) PHP 5
6 167 (4.27%) Python
7 164 (4.19%) PHP 7
8 86 (2.20%) C#
9 75 (1.92%) Ruby
10 62 (1.58%) Bash Shell
11 60 (1.53%) C++
12 58 (1.48%) ES6
13 56 (1.43%) Perl
14 45 (1.15%) C
15 35 (0.89%) XPath
16 26 (0.66%) T-SQL
17 24 (0.61%) Go
18 19 (0.49%) TypeScript
19 18 (0.46%) PHP 4
20 16 (0.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 230 (5.88%) Degree
2 81 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (0.31%) PhD
4 10 (0.26%) Security Cleared
5 9 (0.23%) MOS
6 8 (0.20%) SC Cleared
7 5 (0.13%) Master's Degree
7 5 (0.13%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.077%) HND
9 1 (0.026%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.026%) ICAEW
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (1.79%) QA
2 14 (0.36%) GCP
3 10 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.20%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.077%) WCAG
7 2 (0.051%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.026%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.026%) Section 508
8 1 (0.026%) SLA
8 1 (0.026%) WAI
System Software
1 225 (5.75%) Docker
2 23 (0.59%) Varnish
3 13 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
4 9 (0.23%) VirtualBox
5 7 (0.18%) LXC
6 3 (0.077%) HDFS
6 3 (0.077%) iptables
6 3 (0.077%) Samba
7 2 (0.051%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.051%) vSphere
8 1 (0.026%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.026%) Firmware
8 1 (0.026%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 89 (2.27%) Puppet
2 58 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (0.95%) Ansible
4 24 (0.61%) Kubernetes
5 16 (0.41%) Capistrano
6 15 (0.38%) cPanel
7 7 (0.18%) Terraform
8 6 (0.15%) Salt
9 4 (0.10%) Consul
10 3 (0.077%) SELinux
11 2 (0.051%) Rancher
12 1 (0.026%) Nagios
12 1 (0.026%) Plesk
Vendors
1 659 (16.84%) Zend
2 91 (2.32%) Google
3 46 (1.18%) Apple
4 45 (1.15%) Adobe
5 43 (1.10%) Microsoft
6 42 (1.07%) Facebook
7 40 (1.02%) Oracle
8 37 (0.95%) SAP
9 27 (0.69%) Twitter
10 16 (0.41%) Sencha
11 15 (0.38%) Atlassian
12 13 (0.33%) Plumtree
13 10 (0.26%) Red Hat
14 9 (0.23%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (0.15%) Demandware
15 6 (0.15%) SendGrid
16 5 (0.13%) Dell
16 5 (0.13%) EnterpriseDB
16 5 (0.13%) Percona
17 4 (0.10%) hybris