The median annual salary for a PHP Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
PHP Developer
UK
Rank 141 155 134
Rank change year-on-year +14 -21  
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 1873 2157 2330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.23% 2.11% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.32% 2.19% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1748 2026 2056
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  

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 80774 98602 101550
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 96.28% 96.35% 96.62%
Number of salaries quoted 66963 82534 82926
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75%  

PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured PHP Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for PHP Developer in the UK

PHP Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 1789 £37,500 - 347
London -43 439 £50,000 +5.26% 80
North West +6 263 £35,000 - 60
South East -59 256 £37,500 +7.14% 49
Yorkshire +27 219 £35,000 - 48
West Midlands +69 211 £32,500 - 32
Manchester -1 175 £35,000 - 39
South West -3 168 £34,419 -1.66% 29
West Yorkshire +29 122 £35,000 - 36
East of England +80 115 £35,000 -6.66% 17
East Midlands +24 110 £32,500 - 24
Birmingham +44 78 £32,500 - 12
Leeds +6 77 £37,500 +7.14% 23
Hampshire -71 57 £35,000 - 8
Scotland +27 43 £42,500 +30.76% 5
Lancashire +24 43 £35,000 +16.66% 13
Leicestershire +15 43 £30,000 -3.22% 5
South Yorkshire +9 43 £30,000 -20.00% 6
Gloucestershire +24 39 £40,000 - 6
North Yorkshire -2 39 £37,500 +4.16%
Bristol -25 39 £32,500 - 9
Hertfordshire +48 36 £35,000 -3.44% 5
West Sussex +30 36 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Nottinghamshire +2 36 £35,000 +14.75% 8
East Sussex -25 36 £45,000 +5.88% 8
Cambridgeshire +28 35 £30,000 -20.00% 7
City of London -8 34 £45,000 -7.69% 17
Brighton -28 34 £45,000 +5.88% 6
Warwickshire +43 32 £31,000 -24.39% 5
Staffordshire +17 32 £40,000 +23.07% 2

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 3757 (100.00%) PHP
2 2685 (71.47%) JavaScript
3 2536 (67.50%) HTML
4 2494 (66.38%) CSS
5 2406 (64.04%) MySQL
6 1476 (39.29%) jQuery
7 1309 (34.84%) MVC
8 1282 (34.12%) Web Development
9 1111 (29.57%) OO
10 1099 (29.25%) Git (software)
11 1032 (27.47%) Symfony
12 1006 (26.78%) Agile Software Development
13 972 (25.87%) Laravel
14 964 (25.66%) HTML5
15 958 (25.50%) Linux
16 936 (24.91%) LAMP
17 878 (23.37%) OOP
18 667 (17.75%) Zend
19 623 (16.58%) AngularJS
20 618 (16.45%) E-Commerce
21 586 (15.60%) OO PHP
22 561 (14.93%) CSS3
23 507 (13.49%) WordPress
24 497 (13.23%) SQL
25 415 (11.05%) Apache
26 377 (10.03%) TDD
27 374 (9.95%) Ajax
28 365 (9.72%) XML
29 357 (9.50%) Marketing
30 339 (9.02%) Degree

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 507 (13.49%) WordPress
2 415 (11.05%) Apache
3 307 (8.17%) CMS
4 301 (8.01%) Drupal
5 143 (3.81%) nginx
6 121 (3.22%) Elasticsearch
7 39 (1.04%) Moodle
8 27 (0.72%) Joomla!
9 17 (0.45%) Apache Solr
10 16 (0.43%) ColdFusion
11 14 (0.37%) Confluence
12 13 (0.35%) IIS
13 11 (0.29%) concrete5
14 9 (0.24%) lighttpd
15 8 (0.21%) ExpressionEngine
16 7 (0.19%) MS Exchange
16 7 (0.19%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.19%) SilverStripe
17 6 (0.16%) SharePoint
18 4 (0.11%) Totara
Applications
1 83 (2.21%) Photoshop
2 30 (0.80%) Adobe Illustrator
3 28 (0.75%) MS Excel
4 25 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.13%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.11%) HipChat
7 3 (0.080%) InDesign
7 3 (0.080%) MS Office
7 3 (0.080%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.027%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.027%) GIMP
8 1 (0.027%) Mingle
8 1 (0.027%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 305 (8.12%) Magento
2 47 (1.25%) Payment Gateway
3 15 (0.40%) osCommerce
4 12 (0.32%) Shopify
5 11 (0.29%) OpenCart
6 7 (0.19%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.053%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.027%) CiviCRM
9 1 (0.027%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.027%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 226 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (3.86%) GitHub
3 106 (2.82%) SaaS
4 35 (0.93%) Google Analytics
5 34 (0.90%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 34 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 28 (0.75%) Amazon S3
6 28 (0.75%) Heroku
7 20 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
8 14 (0.37%) Google Compute Engine
8 14 (0.37%) Sage Pay
9 13 (0.35%) AdWords
9 13 (0.35%) Linode
10 11 (0.29%) DigitalOcean
11 6 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.11%) Trello
12 4 (0.11%) Twilio
13 3 (0.080%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 69 (1.84%) Internet
2 46 (1.22%) HTTP
3 27 (0.72%) Intranet
4 22 (0.59%) ATM
5 19 (0.51%) DNS
6 13 (0.35%) SSH
7 12 (0.32%) SMTP
7 12 (0.32%) TCP/IP
7 12 (0.32%) Unified Communications
8 11 (0.29%) AMQP
9 10 (0.27%) Extranet
10 7 (0.19%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.16%) Skype
12 3 (0.080%) Firewall
12 3 (0.080%) NFC
12 3 (0.080%) SSL
13 2 (0.053%) FTP
13 2 (0.053%) Network Security
14 1 (0.027%) DHCP
14 1 (0.027%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2406 (64.04%) MySQL
2 170 (4.52%) Relational Database
3 150 (3.99%) SQL Server
4 143 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
5 137 (3.65%) NoSQL
6 106 (2.82%) MongoDB
7 85 (2.26%) Redis
8 51 (1.36%) Big Data
9 25 (0.67%) RDBMS
10 24 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
11 18 (0.48%) MariaDB
12 15 (0.40%) phpMyAdmin
13 11 (0.29%) SQLite
14 8 (0.21%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.21%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.19%) Amazon Redshift
15 7 (0.19%) CouchDB
15 7 (0.19%) Data Mining
16 6 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1099 (29.25%) Git (software)
2 250 (6.65%) Subversion
3 200 (5.32%) PHPUnit
4 106 (2.82%) JIRA
5 94 (2.50%) gulp
5 94 (2.50%) Jenkins
6 89 (2.37%) Grunt
6 89 (2.37%) Vagrant
7 50 (1.33%) Mercurial
8 44 (1.17%) Selenium
9 33 (0.88%) Redmine
10 26 (0.69%) Bower
10 26 (0.69%) webpack
11 25 (0.67%) Bitbucket
11 25 (0.67%) git-flow
12 17 (0.45%) Jasmine
13 16 (0.43%) GitLab
14 15 (0.40%) PhpStorm
15 14 (0.37%) PhantomJS
16 12 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 357 (9.50%) Marketing
2 242 (6.44%) Finance
3 150 (3.99%) Retail
4 121 (3.22%) Advertising
5 90 (2.40%) Games
6 64 (1.70%) Publishing
7 53 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 49 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 48 (1.28%) Banking
10 27 (0.72%) Back Office
11 22 (0.59%) Music Industry
12 20 (0.53%) Law
13 18 (0.48%) Electronics
14 15 (0.40%) Automotive
15 13 (0.35%) Legal
16 12 (0.32%) Financial Institution
16 12 (0.32%) Multimedia
17 7 (0.19%) Billing
18 6 (0.16%) Investment Banking
19 3 (0.080%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2536 (67.50%) HTML
2 2494 (66.38%) CSS
3 1476 (39.29%) jQuery
4 1032 (27.47%) Symfony
5 972 (25.87%) Laravel
6 964 (25.66%) HTML5
7 936 (24.91%) LAMP
8 623 (16.58%) AngularJS
9 561 (14.93%) CSS3
10 374 (9.95%) Ajax
11 365 (9.72%) XML
12 305 (8.12%) Web Services
13 299 (7.96%) JSON
14 289 (7.69%) Sass
15 276 (7.35%) Node.js
16 251 (6.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 250 (6.65%) RESTful
18 241 (6.41%) CodeIgniter
19 210 (5.59%) REST
20 196 (5.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 236 (6.28%) User Experience
2 221 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 171 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 135 (3.59%) Linux Command Line
5 129 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
6 119 (3.17%) iPad
7 72 (1.92%) Social Media
8 41 (1.09%) Digital Media
9 37 (0.98%) e-Learning
10 31 (0.83%) Fintech
11 20 (0.53%) NHS
12 18 (0.48%) Management Information System
13 17 (0.45%) W3C
14 14 (0.37%) BBC
14 14 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (0.37%) Kindle
14 14 (0.37%) Life Science
15 13 (0.35%) Algorithms
15 13 (0.35%) iPhone
15 13 (0.35%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 958 (25.50%) Linux
2 98 (2.61%) Android
3 92 (2.45%) Windows
4 83 (2.21%) Apple iOS
5 59 (1.57%) Unix
6 30 (0.80%) CentOS
6 30 (0.80%) Mac OS X
6 30 (0.80%) Ubuntu
7 22 (0.59%) Mac OS
8 16 (0.43%) Debian
9 15 (0.40%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.053%) Fedora
12 1 (0.027%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.027%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1309 (34.84%) MVC
2 1282 (34.12%) Web Development
3 1111 (29.57%) OO
4 1006 (26.78%) Agile Software Development
5 878 (23.37%) OOP
6 618 (16.45%) E-Commerce
7 586 (15.60%) OO PHP
8 377 (10.03%) TDD
9 305 (8.12%) Software Engineering
10 299 (7.96%) Front End Development
11 287 (7.64%) Open Source
12 284 (7.56%) Unit Testing
13 270 (7.19%) Scrum
14 161 (4.29%) SDLC
15 158 (4.21%) Mentoring
16 153 (4.07%) Continuous Integration
17 141 (3.75%) BDD
18 127 (3.38%) DevOps
19 119 (3.17%) CRM
19 119 (3.17%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3757 (100.00%) PHP
2 2685 (71.47%) JavaScript
3 497 (13.23%) SQL
4 259 (6.89%) Java
5 168 (4.47%) PHP 5
6 146 (3.89%) Python
7 106 (2.82%) C#
8 86 (2.29%) Ruby
9 80 (2.13%) PHP 7
10 74 (1.97%) Perl
11 71 (1.89%) C++
12 38 (1.01%) XPath
13 37 (0.98%) Bash Shell
14 30 (0.80%) C
15 26 (0.69%) T-SQL
16 25 (0.67%) Objective-C
17 16 (0.43%) Apple Swift
18 15 (0.40%) ES6
19 13 (0.35%) Go
19 13 (0.35%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 339 (9.02%) Degree
2 20 (0.53%) MySQL Certification
3 4 (0.11%) Postgraduate
4 3 (0.080%) DBS Check
4 3 (0.080%) ICAEW
5 2 (0.053%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.027%) MCP
6 1 (0.027%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.027%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (1.38%) QA
2 13 (0.35%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (0.19%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.11%) WCAG
5 2 (0.053%) GDPR
5 2 (0.053%) SLA
6 1 (0.027%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.027%) SDET
6 1 (0.027%) WAI
System Software
1 126 (3.35%) Docker
2 48 (1.28%) Varnish
3 12 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
4 11 (0.29%) LXC
5 8 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (0.11%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.053%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.053%) Samba
8 1 (0.027%) HDFS
8 1 (0.027%) iptables
8 1 (0.027%) Squid
Systems Management
1 50 (1.33%) Ansible
2 32 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (0.64%) Puppet
4 9 (0.24%) cPanel
5 3 (0.080%) Consul
5 3 (0.080%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.080%) Plesk
5 3 (0.080%) Salt
5 3 (0.080%) Terraform
6 2 (0.053%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.053%) Docker Swarm
6 2 (0.053%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.053%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 667 (17.75%) Zend
2 123 (3.27%) Google
3 57 (1.52%) Adobe
4 54 (1.44%) Microsoft
5 51 (1.36%) Twitter
6 48 (1.28%) Facebook
7 43 (1.14%) Oracle
8 17 (0.45%) Red Hat
9 14 (0.37%) Apple
10 11 (0.29%) PayPal
11 10 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (0.21%) VMware
13 7 (0.19%) Perforce
13 7 (0.19%) SAP
13 7 (0.19%) Veeam
14 6 (0.16%) New Relic
14 6 (0.16%) SendGrid
15 4 (0.11%) Dell
15 4 (0.11%) Sage
15 4 (0.11%) Sencha
Preston, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 18,000 - 25,000
Posted: 20 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Central London / West End
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Integrated Financial Arrangements plc
Salary: Competitive basic with discretionary bonus, BUPA, season ticket loan
Posted: 18 hours ago
Grimsby, South Humberside
Ashdown IT
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
UK
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Joseph Harry Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + pension + gym membership
Posted: 14 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Additional benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Peterlee, County Durham
Central Employment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
South West London
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Frazer John Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £35,000 + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Training & Progression
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 45k per year
Posted: 13 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £32k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Digital Gurus
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £75k to £90k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago