Period
to 25 January 2020

The median annual salary for a PHP Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 January 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
25 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 197 214 160
Rank change year-on-year +17 -54 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 2,189 2,469 3,930
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.75% 1.63% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 1.70% 2.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2,017 2,214 3,646
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £57,750
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 119,354 145,560 167,638
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.56% 95.92% 96.28%
Number of salaries quoted 95,497 116,380 136,594
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £80,000
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 25 January 2020.

Salary histogram for PHP Developer in the UK

PHP Developer
Top 15 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 25 January 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 +27 2,036 £42,500 - 543
UK excluding London +39 1,669 £40,000 +6.67% 450
North of England +56 519 £40,000 +6.67% 170
London -48 464 £55,000 - 138
South East +16 450 £45,000 +12.50% 56
North West +43 315 £40,000 +6.67% 79
South West -13 251 £40,000 +6.67% 77
Midlands +79 236 £35,000 +2.94% 71
Yorkshire +58 143 £40,000 +6.67% 57
East of England +87 121 £45,000 +20.00% 31
West Midlands +50 121 £35,000 - 27
East Midlands +72 115 £35,000 +7.69% 44
Scotland +35 65 £45,000 +28.57% 23
North East +43 61 £40,000 +23.08% 34
Wales -2 34 £37,500 +11.94% 22

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 2,189 (100.00%) PHP
2 1,369 (62.54%) JavaScript
3 1,269 (57.97%) MySQL
4 1,035 (47.28%) Laravel
5 1,001 (45.73%) HTML
6 997 (45.55%) CSS
7 669 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
8 663 (30.29%) MVC
9 609 (27.82%) Git (software)
10 577 (26.36%) Symfony
11 523 (23.89%) Web Development
12 507 (23.16%) OO
13 495 (22.61%) jQuery
14 489 (22.34%) Linux
15 456 (20.83%) OOP
16 369 (16.86%) SQL
17 337 (15.40%) LAMP
18 299 (13.66%) AngularJS
19 296 (13.52%) OO PHP
20 292 (13.34%) Zend
21 286 (13.07%) HTML5
22 283 (12.93%) Vue.js
23 281 (12.84%) Docker
24 280 (12.79%) TDD
25 264 (12.06%) React
26 253 (11.56%) REST
27 252 (11.51%) E-Commerce
28 237 (10.83%) Mobile App
29 216 (9.87%) Node.js
30 210 (9.59%) 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
1 198 (9.05%) WordPress
2 134 (6.12%) CMS
3 112 (5.12%) Elasticsearch
4 89 (4.07%) Apache
5 72 (3.29%) Drupal
6 27 (1.23%) nginx
7 24 (1.10%) Apache Solr
8 22 (1.01%) Confluence
9 20 (0.91%) Joomla!
10 5 (0.23%) PrestaShop
11 4 (0.18%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.14%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.14%) Magnolia
13 2 (0.091%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.091%) Moodle
13 2 (0.091%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.091%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.046%) concrete5
14 1 (0.046%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 17 (0.78%) Photoshop
2 9 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.091%) GIMP
5 2 (0.091%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.046%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.046%) InVision
6 1 (0.046%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 170 (7.77%) Magento
2 48 (2.19%) Shopify
3 32 (1.46%) Payment Gateway
4 10 (0.46%) CiviCRM
5 7 (0.32%) OpenCart
6 5 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.046%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.046%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.046%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 203 (9.27%) AWS
2 155 (7.08%) SaaS
3 91 (4.16%) GitHub
4 43 (1.96%) Serverless
5 42 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
6 40 (1.83%) Azure
7 22 (1.01%) GCP
8 21 (0.96%) npm
9 20 (0.91%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
10 13 (0.59%) CloudFront
11 12 (0.55%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
13 8 (0.37%) Yarn
14 7 (0.32%) Google Analytics
15 6 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (0.27%) DigitalOcean
16 5 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 5 (0.23%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.06%) Internet
2 24 (1.10%) Extranet
3 22 (1.01%) DNS
4 19 (0.87%) SSH
5 11 (0.50%) HTTP
6 9 (0.41%) SMS
7 6 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (0.23%) Broadband
8 5 (0.23%) HTTPS
8 5 (0.23%) SSL
9 4 (0.18%) Skype
9 4 (0.18%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.18%) Wireless
10 3 (0.14%) Firewall
10 3 (0.14%) Intranet
11 2 (0.091%) RFID
12 1 (0.046%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,269 (57.97%) MySQL
2 179 (8.18%) SQL Server
3 103 (4.71%) MongoDB
4 99 (4.52%) Relational Database
5 83 (3.79%) NoSQL
6 81 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
7 76 (3.47%) Redis
8 31 (1.42%) MariaDB
9 28 (1.28%) Big Data
10 10 (0.46%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.41%) Blockchain
12 8 (0.37%) Amazon Aurora
13 5 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.14%) BigQuery
14 3 (0.14%) Looker
15 2 (0.091%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 2 (0.091%) Apache Hive
15 2 (0.091%) Hadoop
15 2 (0.091%) Presto
15 2 (0.091%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 609 (27.82%) Git (software)
2 137 (6.26%) PHPUnit
3 107 (4.89%) JIRA
4 76 (3.47%) Jenkins
5 73 (3.33%) Bitbucket
6 45 (2.06%) Subversion
7 33 (1.51%) Vagrant
8 26 (1.19%) webpack
9 20 (0.91%) Mercurial
10 19 (0.87%) Selenium
10 19 (0.87%) Visual Studio
11 18 (0.82%) git-flow
12 16 (0.73%) GitLab
13 14 (0.64%) Codeception
13 14 (0.64%) gulp
14 11 (0.50%) Cucumber
15 8 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 8 (0.37%) Cypress.io
15 8 (0.37%) JIRA Agile
16 6 (0.27%) Xdebug
General
1 143 (6.53%) Retail
2 134 (6.12%) Marketing
3 125 (5.71%) Finance
4 60 (2.74%) Games
5 34 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 16 (0.73%) Back Office
7 15 (0.69%) Advertising
8 14 (0.64%) Telecoms
9 13 (0.59%) Automotive
9 13 (0.59%) Public Sector
10 11 (0.50%) Electronics
11 9 (0.41%) Banking
12 8 (0.37%) Publishing
13 7 (0.32%) Legal
14 6 (0.27%) Law
15 5 (0.23%) Billing
15 5 (0.23%) Police
15 5 (0.23%) Russian Language
16 3 (0.14%) Investment Banking
17 1 (0.046%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,035 (47.28%) Laravel
2 1,001 (45.73%) HTML
3 997 (45.55%) CSS
4 577 (26.36%) Symfony
5 495 (22.61%) jQuery
6 337 (15.40%) LAMP
7 299 (13.66%) AngularJS
8 286 (13.07%) HTML5
9 283 (12.93%) Vue.js
10 264 (12.06%) React
11 253 (11.56%) REST
12 216 (9.87%) Node.js
13 210 (9.59%) CodeIgniter
14 181 (8.27%) Sass
15 174 (7.95%) Web Services
16 151 (6.90%) CSS3
17 146 (6.67%) RESTful
18 138 (6.30%) SOAP
18 138 (6.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 128 (5.85%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 237 (10.83%) Mobile App
2 186 (8.50%) Greenfield Project
3 99 (4.52%) User Experience
4 66 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
5 54 (2.47%) Linux Command Line
6 25 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (1.10%) EPoS
8 15 (0.69%) Algorithms
9 14 (0.64%) Replication
10 11 (0.50%) Data Structures
11 10 (0.46%) Blog
11 10 (0.46%) NHS
12 8 (0.37%) AS400
12 8 (0.37%) iSeries
12 8 (0.37%) Life Science
13 7 (0.32%) Online Games
14 6 (0.27%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.27%) mHealth
15 5 (0.23%) Digital Media
15 5 (0.23%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 489 (22.34%) Linux
2 79 (3.61%) Android
3 75 (3.43%) Apple iOS
4 69 (3.15%) Unix
5 25 (1.14%) Windows
6 20 (0.91%) Ubuntu
7 13 (0.59%) Debian
8 5 (0.23%) Mac OS
8 5 (0.23%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.18%) CentOS
10 1 (0.046%) AIX
10 1 (0.046%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.046%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 669 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 663 (30.29%) MVC
3 523 (23.89%) Web Development
4 507 (23.16%) OO
5 456 (20.83%) OOP
6 296 (13.52%) OO PHP
7 280 (12.79%) TDD
8 252 (11.51%) E-Commerce
9 164 (7.49%) Unit Testing
10 162 (7.40%) DevOps
11 131 (5.98%) Scrum
12 128 (5.85%) Mentoring
13 122 (5.57%) Front End Development
14 110 (5.03%) Software Engineering
15 109 (4.98%) SOLID
16 106 (4.84%) Microservices
17 83 (3.79%) Fintech
17 83 (3.79%) Mobile Application Development
18 82 (3.75%) Test Automation
19 81 (3.70%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2,189 (100.00%) PHP
2 1,369 (62.54%) JavaScript
3 369 (16.86%) SQL
4 151 (6.90%) PHP 7
5 141 (6.44%) Python
6 93 (4.25%) Java
7 68 (3.11%) C#
8 52 (2.38%) ES6
9 45 (2.06%) PHP 5
10 37 (1.69%) Go
11 24 (1.10%) Objective-C
12 22 (1.01%) C++
13 21 (0.96%) Ruby
14 20 (0.91%) Apple Swift
15 18 (0.82%) TypeScript
16 17 (0.78%) Kotlin
17 15 (0.69%) Bash Shell
18 13 (0.59%) Lua
19 12 (0.55%) C
20 10 (0.46%) ES7
Qualifications
1 97 (4.43%) Degree
2 33 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (0.23%) SC Cleared
3 5 (0.23%) Security Cleared
4 3 (0.14%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.046%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.046%) MCIPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (1.69%) QA
2 13 (0.59%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.18%) GDPR
4 2 (0.091%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.091%) PMO
5 1 (0.046%) WCAG
System Software
1 281 (12.84%) Docker
2 13 (0.59%) Varnish
3 1 (0.046%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 41 (1.87%) Ansible
1 41 (1.87%) Kubernetes
2 29 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (0.82%) Terraform
4 10 (0.46%) Puppet
5 8 (0.37%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.14%) Salt
7 2 (0.091%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.046%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.046%) cPanel
8 1 (0.046%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.046%) Grafana
8 1 (0.046%) Plesk
Vendors
1 292 (13.34%) Zend
2 53 (2.42%) Atlassian
3 43 (1.96%) Adobe
4 42 (1.92%) Google
5 41 (1.87%) Microsoft
6 22 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (0.78%) Oracle
8 10 (0.46%) Apple
9 8 (0.37%) IBM
9 8 (0.37%) SAP
9 8 (0.37%) Sony
10 7 (0.32%) Facebook
11 6 (0.27%) Marketo
11 6 (0.27%) Pardot
11 6 (0.27%) WooCommerce
11 6 (0.27%) Xero
12 5 (0.23%) Rollbar
13 4 (0.18%) Percona
14 3 (0.14%) New Relic
14 3 (0.14%) Rackspace