Period
to 24 September 2021

The median annual salary for a PHP Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 216 158 206
Rank change year-on-year -58 +48 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 1,950 1,050 2,471
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 2.14% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 2.26% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1,618 945 2,260
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £60,000 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%

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 112,039 46,540 135,009
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.42% 94.83% 95.77%
Number of salaries quoted 78,069 38,570 108,809
10th Percentile £31,764 £32,500 £28,000
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £69,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,900 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.95% +5.56% -

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 24 September 2021.

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 24 September 2021. 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 -60 1,751 £47,500 +5.56% 361
UK excluding London -45 1,403 £45,000 +12.50% 282
Work from Home +7 890 £50,000 +13.64% 112
South East -45 424 £47,500 +5.56% 52
London -104 402 £55,000 - 93
North of England -60 380 £43,000 +7.50% 101
South West -4 238 £45,000 +5.88% 44
Midlands -21 214 £40,000 +6.67% 56
North West -37 214 £45,000 +12.50% 59
West Midlands -3 165 £40,000 +6.67% 36
Yorkshire -78 130 £43,000 +7.50% 32
East of England -81 71 £48,750 +14.71% 11
Scotland -50 67 £42,500 -5.56% 13
East Midlands -64 49 £40,000 +6.67% 20
North East -17 36 £35,000 -12.50% 10
Wales -49 10 £46,250 +30.28% 4
Northern Ireland - 3 £32,500 - 1

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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 1,950 (100.00%) PHP
2 1,319 (67.64%) JavaScript
3 1,075 (55.13%) MySQL
4 877 (44.97%) HTML
5 858 (44.00%) CSS
6 848 (43.49%) Laravel
7 608 (31.18%) Git (software)
8 577 (29.59%) Full Stack Development
9 539 (27.64%) Symfony
10 511 (26.21%) MVC
11 485 (24.87%) Agile Software Development
12 472 (24.21%) React
13 413 (21.18%) Linux
14 412 (21.13%) Docker
15 383 (19.64%) jQuery
16 366 (18.77%) Web Development
17 357 (18.31%) OOP
18 355 (18.21%) OO
19 346 (17.74%) SQL
20 343 (17.59%) AWS
21 330 (16.92%) E-Commerce
22 307 (15.74%) RESTful
23 271 (13.90%) AngularJS
23 271 (13.90%) Social Skills
24 267 (13.69%) LAMP
25 265 (13.59%) Software Engineering
26 258 (13.23%) Greenfield Project
27 256 (13.13%) Unit Testing
28 246 (12.62%) NoSQL
29 245 (12.56%) 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
1 214 (10.97%) WordPress
2 162 (8.31%) CMS
3 116 (5.95%) Elasticsearch
4 93 (4.77%) Apache
5 66 (3.38%) Apache Solr
6 63 (3.23%) nginx
7 50 (2.56%) Drupal
8 17 (0.87%) Joomla!
9 10 (0.51%) MediaWiki
10 9 (0.46%) Confluence
11 6 (0.31%) Moodle
12 5 (0.26%) Headless CMS
12 5 (0.26%) SharePoint
13 4 (0.21%) Umbraco
14 3 (0.15%) EPiServer
14 3 (0.15%) Kentico
14 3 (0.15%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.10%) ExpressionEngine
16 1 (0.051%) PrestaShop
16 1 (0.051%) Totara
Applications
1 6 (0.31%) Adobe XD
2 5 (0.26%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.051%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.051%) Figma
Business Applications
1 66 (3.38%) Magento
2 46 (2.36%) Payment Gateway
3 12 (0.62%) Shopify
4 7 (0.36%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.26%) OpenCart
5 5 (0.26%) osCommerce
6 2 (0.10%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.051%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 343 (17.59%) AWS
2 201 (10.31%) SaaS
3 104 (5.33%) Azure
4 78 (4.00%) GCP
5 72 (3.69%) GitHub
6 35 (1.79%) Amazon S3
6 35 (1.79%) Serverless
7 32 (1.64%) npm
8 24 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
9 23 (1.18%) Firebase
10 22 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (1.13%) Rackspace Cloud
11 14 (0.72%) Amazon SQS
11 14 (0.72%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (0.67%) GitHub Actions
13 12 (0.62%) DigitalOcean
14 9 (0.46%) CloudFront
14 9 (0.46%) Stripe
15 8 (0.41%) Google Analytics
15 8 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (1.85%) Internet
2 35 (1.79%) SSL
3 30 (1.54%) DNS
4 27 (1.38%) SSH
5 14 (0.72%) HTTP
6 13 (0.67%) FTP
6 13 (0.67%) SMTP
7 5 (0.26%) Intranet
7 5 (0.26%) SMS
7 5 (0.26%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.15%) Broadband
8 3 (0.15%) Extranet
9 2 (0.10%) MQTT
10 1 (0.051%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,075 (55.13%) MySQL
2 246 (12.62%) NoSQL
3 183 (9.38%) MongoDB
4 148 (7.59%) SQL Server
5 108 (5.54%) Redis
6 105 (5.38%) Relational Database
7 94 (4.82%) MariaDB
8 48 (2.46%) Couchbase
9 30 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
10 15 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
11 14 (0.72%) CouchDB
12 10 (0.51%) Amazon Aurora
13 6 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (0.26%) Metadata
14 5 (0.26%) RDBMS
15 3 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.15%) Big Data
16 2 (0.10%) InfluxDB
17 1 (0.051%) Amazon Redshift
17 1 (0.051%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 608 (31.18%) Git (software)
2 149 (7.64%) PHPUnit
3 145 (7.44%) JIRA
4 85 (4.36%) Jenkins
5 51 (2.62%) Bitbucket
6 42 (2.15%) GitLab
7 34 (1.74%) webpack
8 30 (1.54%) gulp
9 27 (1.38%) Subversion
10 25 (1.28%) Grunt
11 12 (0.62%) Vagrant
12 10 (0.51%) Babel
12 10 (0.51%) Bower
13 8 (0.41%) Eclipse
13 8 (0.41%) Mercurial
13 8 (0.41%) PhpStorm
13 8 (0.41%) Postman
13 8 (0.41%) Selenium
14 7 (0.36%) Visual Studio
15 4 (0.21%) Xdebug
General
1 271 (13.90%) Social Skills
2 182 (9.33%) Finance
3 144 (7.38%) Marketing
4 117 (6.00%) Retail
5 61 (3.13%) Games
6 31 (1.59%) Organisational Skills
7 16 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (0.82%) Automotive
8 15 (0.77%) Law
9 14 (0.72%) Manufacturing
9 14 (0.72%) Publishing
10 13 (0.67%) Public Sector
11 11 (0.56%) Influencing Skills
12 10 (0.51%) Telecoms
13 9 (0.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 9 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.41%) Legal
15 7 (0.36%) Back Office
15 7 (0.36%) Billing
16 6 (0.31%) Documentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 877 (44.97%) HTML
2 858 (44.00%) CSS
3 848 (43.49%) Laravel
4 539 (27.64%) Symfony
5 472 (24.21%) React
6 383 (19.64%) jQuery
7 307 (15.74%) RESTful
8 271 (13.90%) AngularJS
9 267 (13.69%) LAMP
10 245 (12.56%) REST
11 243 (12.46%) Node.js
11 243 (12.46%) Vue.js
12 206 (10.56%) CodeIgniter
13 200 (10.26%) HTML5
14 182 (9.33%) Web Services
15 128 (6.56%) CSS3
16 103 (5.28%) Sass
17 100 (5.13%) SOAP
18 79 (4.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 74 (3.79%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 258 (13.23%) Greenfield Project
2 136 (6.97%) User Experience
3 105 (5.38%) Mobile App
4 49 (2.51%) e-Learning
5 46 (2.36%) Legacy Code
6 41 (2.10%) Self-Motivation
7 31 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
8 30 (1.54%) PKI
9 22 (1.13%) Algorithms
10 17 (0.87%) iPad
11 13 (0.67%) Legacy Systems
11 13 (0.67%) NHS
12 8 (0.41%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.31%) Learning Management System
13 6 (0.31%) Legacy Applications
14 5 (0.26%) FMCG
14 5 (0.26%) Graphic Design
15 4 (0.21%) Animation
15 4 (0.21%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 413 (21.18%) Linux
2 74 (3.79%) Android
3 63 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 49 (2.51%) Ubuntu
5 16 (0.82%) CentOS
6 12 (0.62%) Debian
7 9 (0.46%) Unix
7 9 (0.46%) Windows
8 8 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.36%) Fedora
10 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 577 (29.59%) Full Stack Development
2 511 (26.21%) MVC
3 485 (24.87%) Agile Software Development
4 366 (18.77%) Web Development
5 357 (18.31%) OOP
6 355 (18.21%) OO
7 330 (16.92%) E-Commerce
8 265 (13.59%) Software Engineering
9 256 (13.13%) Unit Testing
10 237 (12.15%) TDD
11 219 (11.23%) Microservices
12 200 (10.26%) Fintech
13 194 (9.95%) Problem-Solving
14 191 (9.79%) DevOps
15 167 (8.56%) Scrum
16 156 (8.00%) OO PHP
17 148 (7.59%) SOLID
18 132 (6.77%) Product Roadmap
19 130 (6.67%) Technology Roadmap
20 123 (6.31%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,950 (100.00%) PHP
2 1,319 (67.64%) JavaScript
3 346 (17.74%) SQL
4 216 (11.08%) Go
5 201 (10.31%) PHP 7
6 74 (3.79%) Java
7 65 (3.33%) Bash Shell
8 60 (3.08%) TypeScript
9 57 (2.92%) Python
10 36 (1.85%) Dart
11 35 (1.79%) C#
12 34 (1.74%) PHP 5
13 25 (1.28%) Ruby
14 24 (1.23%) ES6
15 16 (0.82%) Apple Swift
16 14 (0.72%) Kotlin
17 13 (0.67%) Objective-C
18 10 (0.51%) T-SQL
19 8 (0.41%) Shell Script
20 7 (0.36%) C++
Qualifications
1 48 (2.46%) Degree
2 16 (0.82%) AWS Certification
2 16 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (0.46%) HNC
3 9 (0.46%) HND
4 2 (0.10%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.051%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.00%) PCI DSS
2 27 (1.38%) QA
3 21 (1.08%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.10%) PSD2
5 1 (0.051%) GDPR
5 1 (0.051%) PMO
5 1 (0.051%) SLA
System Software
1 412 (21.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 89 (4.56%) Kubernetes
2 28 (1.44%) Ansible
3 23 (1.18%) Terraform
4 12 (0.62%) Puppet
5 9 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (0.41%) Packer
7 4 (0.21%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (0.15%) Salt
9 2 (0.10%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.051%) Nagios
Vendors
1 214 (10.97%) Zend
2 101 (5.18%) Google
3 24 (1.23%) Microsoft
4 22 (1.13%) Rackspace
5 21 (1.08%) Adobe
5 21 (1.08%) WooCommerce
6 10 (0.51%) Atlassian
6 10 (0.51%) Oracle
7 9 (0.46%) Apple
8 7 (0.36%) BT
8 7 (0.36%) Samsung
9 6 (0.31%) HubSpot
9 6 (0.31%) Splunk
9 6 (0.31%) Spotify
10 5 (0.26%) Bloomberg
10 5 (0.26%) iManage
10 5 (0.26%) MuleSoft
10 5 (0.26%) PayPal
11 3 (0.15%) SAP
12 2 (0.10%) Progress