Period
to 21 March 2019

The median annual salary for a PHP Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 March 2019.

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
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 214 164 158
Rank change year-on-year -50 -6 +10
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 2,391 3,806 3,746
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 2.16% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 2.24% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2,168 3,511 3,514
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £27,250 £26,250 £26,075
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 142,254 169,620 166,338
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.41% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 113,681 139,296 138,082
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% 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 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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019. 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 -55 2,220 £40,000 +6.67% 652
UK excluding London -56 1,619 £37,500 +7.14% 542
London -24 727 £55,000 +10.00% 151
South East -70 439 £40,000 +6.67% 92
North of England -62 424 £37,500 +7.14% 163
South West +29 331 £37,500 +7.14% 87
North West -40 272 £37,500 - 84
Midlands -101 187 £35,000 +7.69% 136
Yorkshire -77 129 £37,500 +7.14% 59
East of England +53 115 £40,000 +14.29% 23
West Midlands -99 114 £35,000 +2.94% 75
Scotland +33 75 £35,000 - 18
East Midlands -60 73 £34,000 +4.62% 61
Wales +32 43 £35,000 -7.89% 22
North East -5 23 £32,500 +8.33% 20
Northern Ireland -12 10 £31,500 -21.25% 1

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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 2,391 (100.00%) PHP
2 1,683 (70.39%) JavaScript
3 1,388 (58.05%) MySQL
4 1,347 (56.34%) CSS
5 1,330 (55.63%) HTML
6 1,020 (42.66%) Laravel
7 782 (32.71%) MVC
8 755 (31.58%) Git (software)
9 638 (26.68%) Web Development
10 623 (26.06%) jQuery
11 602 (25.18%) Symfony
12 594 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
13 565 (23.63%) Linux
14 525 (21.96%) OO
15 462 (19.32%) LAMP
16 441 (18.44%) OOP
17 394 (16.48%) HTML5
18 380 (15.89%) SQL
19 347 (14.51%) E-Commerce
20 339 (14.18%) Zend
21 327 (13.68%) AngularJS
22 312 (13.05%) WordPress
23 300 (12.55%) OO PHP
24 281 (11.75%) Web Services
25 279 (11.67%) React
26 276 (11.54%) CSS3
27 259 (10.83%) CMS
28 253 (10.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
29 238 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
30 222 (9.28%) Apache

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
1 312 (13.05%) WordPress
2 259 (10.83%) CMS
3 222 (9.28%) Apache
4 144 (6.02%) Drupal
5 99 (4.14%) nginx
6 82 (3.43%) Elasticsearch
7 41 (1.71%) Apache Solr
8 31 (1.30%) Confluence
9 28 (1.17%) IIS
10 21 (0.88%) SharePoint
11 16 (0.67%) Joomla!
12 15 (0.63%) eZ Publish
13 8 (0.33%) ColdFusion
14 7 (0.29%) Umbraco
15 6 (0.25%) concrete5
15 6 (0.25%) Moodle
16 5 (0.21%) Totara
17 4 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.17%) WebSphere
18 3 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 31 (1.30%) Photoshop
2 12 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.042%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.042%) InDesign
4 1 (0.042%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 174 (7.28%) Magento
2 50 (2.09%) Payment Gateway
3 17 (0.71%) Shopify
4 10 (0.42%) osCommerce
5 2 (0.084%) CiviCRM
6 1 (0.042%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.042%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.042%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 238 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (4.27%) GitHub
3 90 (3.76%) SaaS
4 80 (3.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 52 (2.17%) Serverless
6 49 (2.05%) AWS Lambda
7 39 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
8 36 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
9 32 (1.34%) npm
10 25 (1.05%) Google Compute Engine
11 22 (0.92%) Amazon S3
12 15 (0.63%) Sage Pay
13 13 (0.54%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 13 (0.54%) Google Analytics
13 13 (0.54%) Slack
14 12 (0.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 12 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
15 10 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
16 9 (0.38%) Route 53
17 8 (0.33%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 41 (1.71%) Internet
2 26 (1.09%) Intranet
3 23 (0.96%) Network Security
4 18 (0.75%) HTTP
5 17 (0.71%) SSH
6 12 (0.50%) Extranet
7 7 (0.29%) Skype
8 5 (0.21%) DNS
8 5 (0.21%) VoIP
9 4 (0.17%) AMQP
10 3 (0.13%) Plixer Scrutinizer
10 3 (0.13%) SSL
10 3 (0.13%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.084%) Broadband
11 2 (0.084%) Firewall
11 2 (0.084%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.042%) Reverse Proxy
12 1 (0.042%) RTMP
12 1 (0.042%) SMS
12 1 (0.042%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,388 (58.05%) MySQL
2 183 (7.65%) SQL Server
3 111 (4.64%) MongoDB
3 111 (4.64%) Relational Database
4 80 (3.35%) Redis
5 73 (3.05%) MariaDB
6 71 (2.97%) NoSQL
7 69 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
9 17 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
9 17 (0.71%) SQLite
10 13 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 13 (0.54%) Big Data
11 11 (0.46%) Amazon Aurora
12 9 (0.38%) Hadoop
13 8 (0.33%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.21%) phpMyAdmin
14 5 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (0.13%) Blockchain
15 3 (0.13%) HPCC
Development Applications
1 755 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 99 (4.14%) Subversion
3 94 (3.93%) PHPUnit
4 91 (3.81%) JIRA
5 85 (3.55%) Jenkins
6 75 (3.14%) webpack
7 64 (2.68%) gulp
8 56 (2.34%) Bitbucket
9 45 (1.88%) Grunt
10 32 (1.34%) PhpStorm
11 27 (1.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 24 (1.00%) Vagrant
13 23 (0.96%) git-flow
14 22 (0.92%) Eclipse
15 16 (0.67%) Xdebug
16 13 (0.54%) GitLab
17 12 (0.50%) Bower
17 12 (0.50%) Mercurial
18 11 (0.46%) Visual Studio
19 10 (0.42%) Selenium
General
1 193 (8.07%) Finance
2 192 (8.03%) Marketing
3 152 (6.36%) Retail
4 43 (1.80%) Games
4 43 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 42 (1.76%) Banking
6 35 (1.46%) Publishing
7 28 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 23 (0.96%) Legal
9 21 (0.88%) Advertising
10 18 (0.75%) Back Office
10 18 (0.75%) Law
11 16 (0.67%) Billing
12 12 (0.50%) Electronics
13 7 (0.29%) Automotive
13 7 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.25%) Music Industry
15 5 (0.21%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.17%) Interactive Media
17 3 (0.13%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1,347 (56.34%) CSS
2 1,330 (55.63%) HTML
3 1,020 (42.66%) Laravel
4 623 (26.06%) jQuery
5 602 (25.18%) Symfony
6 462 (19.32%) LAMP
7 394 (16.48%) HTML5
8 327 (13.68%) AngularJS
9 281 (11.75%) Web Services
10 279 (11.67%) React
11 276 (11.54%) CSS3
12 253 (10.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 220 (9.20%) Node.js
14 211 (8.82%) REST
15 210 (8.78%) Vue.js
16 206 (8.62%) Ajax
17 203 (8.49%) Sass
18 189 (7.90%) RESTful
19 167 (6.98%) SOAP
20 164 (6.86%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 148 (6.19%) Greenfield Project
2 136 (5.69%) User Experience
3 118 (4.94%) Mobile App
4 95 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
5 69 (2.89%) Fintech
6 50 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
7 37 (1.55%) Digital Media
8 36 (1.51%) EPoS
9 35 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
10 17 (0.71%) Life Science
10 17 (0.71%) Replication
11 15 (0.63%) Social Media
12 12 (0.50%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.33%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.29%) Cloud Native
14 7 (0.29%) Smartphone
15 6 (0.25%) Blog
15 6 (0.25%) e-Learning
15 6 (0.25%) NHS
15 6 (0.25%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 565 (23.63%) Linux
2 102 (4.27%) Unix
3 85 (3.55%) Windows
4 66 (2.76%) Ubuntu
5 40 (1.67%) Android
6 38 (1.59%) Apple iOS
7 33 (1.38%) Debian
8 11 (0.46%) CentOS
9 6 (0.25%) Windows Server
10 4 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.084%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.084%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.042%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.042%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 782 (32.71%) MVC
2 638 (26.68%) Web Development
3 594 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
4 525 (21.96%) OO
5 441 (18.44%) OOP
6 347 (14.51%) E-Commerce
7 300 (12.55%) OO PHP
8 217 (9.08%) TDD
9 205 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
10 153 (6.40%) Unit Testing
11 143 (5.98%) Front End Development
11 143 (5.98%) Software Engineering
12 135 (5.65%) Scrum
13 132 (5.52%) DevOps
14 116 (4.85%) Microservices
15 112 (4.68%) Open Source
16 87 (3.64%) Mentoring
17 83 (3.47%) Content Management
18 80 (3.35%) CRM
19 73 (3.05%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2,391 (100.00%) PHP
2 1,683 (70.39%) JavaScript
3 380 (15.89%) SQL
4 190 (7.95%) Python
5 151 (6.32%) PHP 7
6 107 (4.48%) Java
7 104 (4.35%) PHP 5
8 90 (3.76%) ES6
9 49 (2.05%) C#
10 37 (1.55%) Ruby
11 36 (1.51%) C++
12 32 (1.34%) Go
12 32 (1.34%) TypeScript
13 25 (1.05%) Bash Shell
14 24 (1.00%) Objective-C
15 23 (0.96%) Perl
16 22 (0.92%) Apple Swift
16 22 (0.92%) C
17 16 (0.67%) Kotlin
18 13 (0.54%) ES7
Qualifications
1 126 (5.27%) Degree
2 39 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.13%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.084%) HND
4 2 (0.084%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.042%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.042%) Postgraduate
5 1 (0.042%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (1.42%) QA
2 12 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.29%) GDPR
6 5 (0.21%) PMO
7 2 (0.084%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.042%) SLA
System Software
1 175 (7.32%) Docker
2 23 (0.96%) Varnish
3 3 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.084%) Firmware
4 2 (0.084%) LXC
5 1 (0.042%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 33 (1.38%) Kubernetes
2 26 (1.09%) Ansible
3 12 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (0.29%) Plesk
4 7 (0.29%) Puppet
4 7 (0.29%) Terraform
5 6 (0.25%) Capistrano
5 6 (0.25%) cPanel
6 1 (0.042%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.042%) Kibana
6 1 (0.042%) logstash
6 1 (0.042%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 339 (14.18%) Zend
2 106 (4.43%) Google
3 52 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 37 (1.55%) Atlassian
5 28 (1.17%) Facebook
6 21 (0.88%) Adobe
7 16 (0.67%) Oracle
8 13 (0.54%) PayPal
8 13 (0.54%) Rackspace
8 13 (0.54%) VMware
9 12 (0.50%) Demandware
9 12 (0.50%) SAP
9 12 (0.50%) WooCommerce
10 11 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (0.42%) WorldPay
12 8 (0.33%) Sage
13 6 (0.25%) Apple
13 6 (0.25%) Fujitsu
13 6 (0.25%) Twitter
14 5 (0.21%) Remedy