Period
to 27 October 2020

The median annual salary for a PHP Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 October 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
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 158 197 212
Rank change year-on-year +39 +15 -41
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 1,051 2,394 2,758
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 2.12% 1.76% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 1.84% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1,111 2,434 2,741
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £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 47,009 130,029 156,843
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 95.65% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 38,866 103,851 126,202
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £32,500 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,625 £85,000 £82,500
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 October 2020.

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 October 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 +30 965 £42,500 - 385
UK excluding London +33 799 £40,000 - 355
North of England +29 253 £40,000 - 134
South East +38 220 £45,000 +2.27% 59
London +40 191 £55,000 - 51
Work from Home -10 190 £40,500 +1.25% 97
North West +3 125 £40,000 - 73
Midlands +7 113 £37,500 +7.14% 59
Yorkshire +90 109 £40,000 +6.67% 42
South West +5 105 £42,500 +6.25% 65
East of England +119 61 £38,750 -3.13% 12
East Midlands +37 59 £37,500 +7.14% 22
West Midlands -12 53 £38,750 +10.71% 37
Scotland +68 35 £45,000 +12.50% 14
North East -3 19 £39,250 -7.65% 19
Wales +24 10 £36,250 +3.57% 9
Northern Ireland +19 2 £35,000 -22.22% 3

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 1,051 (100.00%) PHP
2 721 (68.60%) JavaScript
3 610 (58.04%) CSS
4 604 (57.47%) MySQL
5 598 (56.90%) HTML
6 507 (48.24%) Laravel
7 348 (33.11%) Git (software)
8 318 (30.26%) MVC
9 310 (29.50%) Web Development
10 271 (25.78%) OOP
11 257 (24.45%) Vue.js
12 251 (23.88%) Symfony
13 221 (21.03%) OO
14 220 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
15 218 (20.74%) jQuery
16 200 (19.03%) Linux
17 180 (17.13%) LAMP
18 168 (15.98%) AWS
19 166 (15.79%) Docker
20 148 (14.08%) TDD
21 145 (13.80%) AngularJS
22 144 (13.70%) E-Commerce
23 142 (13.51%) Zend
24 139 (13.23%) React
25 138 (13.13%) Web Services
26 123 (11.70%) RESTful
27 121 (11.51%) HTML5
28 112 (10.66%) Node.js
28 112 (10.66%) SQL
29 106 (10.09%) REST

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
1 102 (9.71%) WordPress
2 75 (7.14%) CMS
3 47 (4.47%) Apache
4 27 (2.57%) nginx
5 26 (2.47%) Moodle
6 24 (2.28%) Elasticsearch
7 19 (1.81%) Joomla!
8 18 (1.71%) Drupal
9 16 (1.52%) Jadu
10 6 (0.57%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.57%) Liferay
10 6 (0.57%) SugarCRM
11 3 (0.29%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.29%) Confluence
12 2 (0.19%) PrestaShop
12 2 (0.19%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.095%) IIS
13 1 (0.095%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.095%) Totara
Applications
1 3 (0.29%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.095%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.095%) Fireworks
2 1 (0.095%) Inkscape
2 1 (0.095%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 68 (6.47%) Magento
2 25 (2.38%) Payment Gateway
3 19 (1.81%) Shopify
4 4 (0.38%) OpenCart
5 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 168 (15.98%) AWS
2 61 (5.80%) Azure
3 48 (4.57%) SaaS
4 41 (3.90%) GitHub
5 29 (2.76%) GCP
6 16 (1.52%) Serverless
7 15 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (1.14%) npm
9 11 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
11 8 (0.76%) Yarn
12 6 (0.57%) DigitalOcean
13 5 (0.48%) Amazon S3
13 5 (0.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 5 (0.48%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.38%) PaaS
15 3 (0.29%) Basecamp
15 3 (0.29%) Google Analytics
15 3 (0.29%) Mailgun
15 3 (0.29%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.81%) Internet
2 13 (1.24%) Network Security
3 4 (0.38%) HTTP
4 3 (0.29%) Skype
4 3 (0.29%) SSL
5 2 (0.19%) Intranet
5 2 (0.19%) SSH
5 2 (0.19%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.095%) AMQP
6 1 (0.095%) DNS
6 1 (0.095%) PPP
6 1 (0.095%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 604 (57.47%) MySQL
2 70 (6.66%) SQL Server
3 66 (6.28%) Relational Database
4 51 (4.85%) MongoDB
5 40 (3.81%) NoSQL
6 29 (2.76%) Redis
7 28 (2.66%) PostgreSQL
8 22 (2.09%) Big Data
9 17 (1.62%) RDBMS
10 16 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (0.76%) MariaDB
12 5 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.38%) Couchbase
13 4 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.29%) BigQuery
14 3 (0.29%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.19%) Amazon Aurora
16 1 (0.095%) InterSystems Cache
16 1 (0.095%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 348 (33.11%) Git (software)
2 72 (6.85%) PHPUnit
3 40 (3.81%) Jenkins
4 39 (3.71%) Selenium
5 37 (3.52%) webpack
6 36 (3.43%) JIRA
7 31 (2.95%) Bitbucket
8 28 (2.66%) gulp
9 18 (1.71%) Grunt
10 16 (1.52%) Subversion
10 16 (1.52%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.48%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 5 (0.48%) GitLab
11 5 (0.48%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.38%) git-flow
12 4 (0.38%) PhpStorm
13 3 (0.29%) Xdebug
14 2 (0.19%) Bower
14 2 (0.19%) PostCSS
General
1 67 (6.37%) Marketing
2 61 (5.80%) Retail
3 60 (5.71%) Finance
4 24 (2.28%) Games
5 16 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.24%) Public Sector
7 12 (1.14%) Telecoms
8 9 (0.86%) Law
9 8 (0.76%) Back Office
10 7 (0.67%) Electronics
11 6 (0.57%) Publishing
12 3 (0.29%) Automotive
13 2 (0.19%) Police
14 1 (0.095%) Advertising
14 1 (0.095%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.095%) Legal
14 1 (0.095%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.095%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.095%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 610 (58.04%) CSS
2 598 (56.90%) HTML
3 507 (48.24%) Laravel
4 257 (24.45%) Vue.js
5 251 (23.88%) Symfony
6 218 (20.74%) jQuery
7 180 (17.13%) LAMP
8 145 (13.80%) AngularJS
9 139 (13.23%) React
10 138 (13.13%) Web Services
11 123 (11.70%) RESTful
12 121 (11.51%) HTML5
13 112 (10.66%) Node.js
14 106 (10.09%) REST
15 89 (8.47%) Sass
16 80 (7.61%) CSS3
17 70 (6.66%) JSON
18 59 (5.61%) SOAP
19 56 (5.33%) Ajax
20 52 (4.95%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 68 (6.47%) Mobile App
2 66 (6.28%) Greenfield Project
3 62 (5.90%) User Experience
4 25 (2.38%) e-Learning
5 22 (2.09%) Linux Command Line
6 21 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (1.33%) SCORM
9 8 (0.76%) Social Media
9 8 (0.76%) Virtual Team
10 7 (0.67%) Algorithms
11 6 (0.57%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.57%) NHS
11 6 (0.57%) W3C
11 6 (0.57%) Xbox
12 5 (0.48%) Derivative
13 4 (0.38%) Graphic Design
13 4 (0.38%) Learning Management System
13 4 (0.38%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 200 (19.03%) Linux
2 42 (4.00%) Android
2 42 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 21 (2.00%) CentOS
4 15 (1.43%) Windows
5 12 (1.14%) Ubuntu
6 6 (0.57%) Amazon Linux
7 5 (0.48%) Mac OS
8 4 (0.38%) Unix
8 4 (0.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (30.26%) MVC
2 310 (29.50%) Web Development
3 271 (25.78%) OOP
4 221 (21.03%) OO
5 220 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
6 148 (14.08%) TDD
7 144 (13.70%) E-Commerce
8 105 (9.99%) Problem-Solving
9 104 (9.90%) DevOps
10 100 (9.51%) OO PHP
11 63 (5.99%) Microservices
12 58 (5.52%) Front End Development
13 57 (5.42%) Software Engineering
14 52 (4.95%) Mentoring
15 50 (4.76%) SOLID
16 44 (4.19%) Mobile Development
17 42 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
18 41 (3.90%) Scrum
19 38 (3.62%) Unit Testing
20 32 (3.04%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,051 (100.00%) PHP
2 721 (68.60%) JavaScript
3 112 (10.66%) SQL
4 68 (6.47%) Python
5 63 (5.99%) PHP 7
6 56 (5.33%) Java
7 25 (2.38%) Apple Swift
7 25 (2.38%) Go
7 25 (2.38%) Objective-C
8 19 (1.81%) PHP 5
9 15 (1.43%) TypeScript
10 12 (1.14%) ES6
11 11 (1.05%) C#
12 9 (0.86%) C
13 7 (0.67%) Kotlin
14 3 (0.29%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.29%) C++
15 2 (0.19%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 2 (0.19%) Pascal
15 2 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (2.00%) Degree
2 9 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.29%) AWS Certification
4 1 (0.095%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.28%) QA
2 4 (0.38%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 166 (15.79%) Docker
2 1 (0.095%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.095%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 72 (6.85%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.24%) Ansible
2 13 (1.24%) cPanel
3 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.19%) Rancher
4 1 (0.095%) Nagios
4 1 (0.095%) Terraform
4 1 (0.095%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 142 (13.51%) Zend
2 29 (2.76%) Google
3 23 (2.19%) Microsoft
4 18 (1.71%) Intel
5 17 (1.62%) Sony
6 7 (0.67%) SAP
7 6 (0.57%) Red Hat
8 4 (0.38%) Twitter
8 4 (0.38%) WooCommerce
9 3 (0.29%) Apple
9 3 (0.29%) Facebook
10 2 (0.19%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.19%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.095%) Adobe
11 1 (0.095%) BT
11 1 (0.095%) Instagram
11 1 (0.095%) MEDITECH
11 1 (0.095%) RedPrairie
11 1 (0.095%) Spotify
11 1 (0.095%) YouTube