Period
to 17 October 2017

The median annual salary for a PHP Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 2017.

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
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 149 162
Rank change year-on-year -15 +13 -30
Permanent jobs requiring a PHP Developer 3759 4386 4499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.15% 2.29% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 2.37% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3460 4135 4137
UK median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £58,000 £57,500 £56,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 167571 185058 210150
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.80% 96.44% 96.49%
Number of salaries quoted 134222 155169 174108
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 17 October 2017.

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 17 October 2017. 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 -14 3607 £37,500 - 374
UK excluding London -9 2764 £35,000 - 279
London -28 935 £50,000 - 103
North of England +2 862 £36,500 +4.29% 97
South East -38 687 £40,000 +5.26% 55
Midlands +24 621 £32,500 - 62
North West -3 557 £38,500 +2.67% 53
West Midlands +20 442 £32,500 +1.56% 28
South West +2 344 £35,500 +1.43% 37
Yorkshire -6 276 £35,000 - 37
East Midlands +38 179 £33,500 -4.29% 34
East of England -38 162 £34,000 -2.86% 20
Scotland +6 74 £35,000 - 5
North East +9 29 £30,000 - 7
Wales -19 18 £35,000 +7.69% 3

PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 3759 (100.00%) PHP
2 2697 (71.75%) JavaScript
3 2374 (63.16%) MySQL
4 2335 (62.12%) HTML
5 2281 (60.68%) CSS
6 1336 (35.54%) jQuery
7 1334 (35.49%) Laravel
8 1278 (34.00%) MVC
9 1277 (33.97%) Web Development
10 1146 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
11 1145 (30.46%) Git (software)
12 1070 (28.47%) Symfony
13 1014 (26.98%) Linux
14 935 (24.87%) LAMP
15 921 (24.50%) OO
16 809 (21.52%) HTML5
17 758 (20.16%) OOP
18 719 (19.13%) Zend
19 658 (17.50%) AngularJS
20 587 (15.62%) SQL
21 561 (14.92%) E-Commerce
22 517 (13.75%) CSS3
23 471 (12.53%) WordPress
24 444 (11.81%) OO PHP
25 440 (11.71%) TDD
25 440 (11.71%) CMS
26 413 (10.99%) Apache
27 393 (10.45%) Node.js
28 375 (9.98%) Magento
29 365 (9.71%) Marketing

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
1 471 (12.53%) WordPress
2 440 (11.71%) CMS
3 413 (10.99%) Apache
4 292 (7.77%) Drupal
5 120 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
6 96 (2.55%) nginx
7 77 (2.05%) Joomla!
8 45 (1.20%) Apache Solr
9 30 (0.80%) Confluence
10 14 (0.37%) ExpressionEngine
11 9 (0.24%) eZ Publish
12 8 (0.21%) IIS
13 7 (0.19%) Facebook Platform
13 7 (0.19%) Moodle
14 6 (0.16%) SilverStripe
14 6 (0.16%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.16%) Umbraco
15 4 (0.11%) Totara
16 3 (0.080%) concrete5
17 2 (0.053%) Foswiki
Applications
1 75 (2.00%) Photoshop
2 47 (1.25%) Adobe Illustrator
3 28 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (0.13%) InDesign
5 5 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (0.11%) GIMP
7 3 (0.080%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (0.080%) Moqups
8 1 (0.027%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.027%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 375 (9.98%) Magento
2 24 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
3 16 (0.43%) Shopify
4 14 (0.37%) WebTrends
5 13 (0.35%) OpenCart
6 3 (0.080%) osCommerce
7 2 (0.053%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.053%) MetaTrader
8 1 (0.027%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 234 (6.23%) Amazon AWS
2 182 (4.84%) GitHub
3 130 (3.46%) SaaS
4 44 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 38 (1.01%) Amazon S3
6 34 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 32 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
8 27 (0.72%) Google Analytics
9 20 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (0.48%) npm
11 17 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
12 16 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 16 (0.43%) Serverless
13 15 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
13 15 (0.40%) Google App Engine
14 13 (0.35%) AdWords
15 12 (0.32%) Slack
16 10 (0.27%) Algolia
17 9 (0.24%) Heroku
18 7 (0.19%) DigitalOcean
Communications & Networking
1 78 (2.08%) Internet
2 47 (1.25%) HTTP
3 41 (1.09%) Intranet
4 18 (0.48%) DNS
5 15 (0.40%) SSH
6 12 (0.32%) SMS
7 9 (0.24%) Firewall
7 9 (0.24%) FTP
7 9 (0.24%) Network Security
8 8 (0.21%) SMTP
9 7 (0.19%) Skype
9 7 (0.19%) SSL
10 5 (0.13%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.13%) OpenLDAP
11 4 (0.11%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.080%) Broadband
12 3 (0.080%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.027%) Extranet
13 1 (0.027%) Reverse Proxy
13 1 (0.027%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2374 (63.16%) MySQL
2 171 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 164 (4.36%) SQL Server
4 159 (4.23%) NoSQL
5 144 (3.83%) MongoDB
6 102 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
7 79 (2.10%) MariaDB
8 75 (2.00%) Redis
9 28 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
10 24 (0.64%) Big Data
11 19 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 16 (0.43%) InterSystems Cache
13 12 (0.32%) RDBMS
14 10 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.16%) CouchDB
15 6 (0.16%) phpMyAdmin
16 5 (0.13%) Data Mining
17 4 (0.11%) Hadoop
17 4 (0.11%) MS Access
18 3 (0.080%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1145 (30.46%) Git (software)
2 283 (7.53%) PHPUnit
3 255 (6.78%) Subversion
4 152 (4.04%) JIRA
5 151 (4.02%) gulp
6 114 (3.03%) Jenkins
7 108 (2.87%) Grunt
8 101 (2.69%) Vagrant
9 76 (2.02%) Selenium
10 56 (1.49%) Bitbucket
11 50 (1.33%) webpack
12 41 (1.09%) Mercurial
13 38 (1.01%) WebDriver
14 35 (0.93%) Selenium IDE
15 25 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 24 (0.64%) Bower
16 24 (0.64%) Codeception
16 24 (0.64%) Xdebug
17 23 (0.61%) Visual Studio
18 20 (0.53%) JUnit
General
1 365 (9.71%) Marketing
2 354 (9.42%) Finance
3 238 (6.33%) Retail
4 152 (4.04%) Advertising
5 91 (2.42%) Electronics
5 91 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 88 (2.34%) Games
7 84 (2.23%) Automotive
8 73 (1.94%) Manufacturing
9 68 (1.81%) Banking
10 59 (1.57%) Legal
11 48 (1.28%) Back Office
12 20 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 19 (0.51%) Multimedia
14 15 (0.40%) Law
15 12 (0.32%) Publishing
16 9 (0.24%) Billing
17 6 (0.16%) Music Industry
18 4 (0.11%) Financial Institution
18 4 (0.11%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2335 (62.12%) HTML
2 2281 (60.68%) CSS
3 1336 (35.54%) jQuery
4 1334 (35.49%) Laravel
5 1070 (28.47%) Symfony
6 935 (24.87%) LAMP
7 809 (21.52%) HTML5
8 658 (17.50%) AngularJS
9 517 (13.75%) CSS3
10 393 (10.45%) Node.js
11 354 (9.42%) Sass
12 320 (8.51%) React
13 313 (8.33%) RESTful
14 288 (7.66%) Ajax
15 287 (7.64%) Web Services
16 280 (7.45%) XML
17 269 (7.16%) REST
18 243 (6.46%) CodeIgniter
19 242 (6.44%) JSON
20 231 (6.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 240 (6.38%) Mobile App
2 205 (5.45%) User Experience
3 142 (3.78%) Computer Science
4 130 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
5 109 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
6 77 (2.05%) Fintech
7 71 (1.89%) iPad
8 49 (1.30%) Social Media
9 44 (1.17%) Analytical Skills
9 44 (1.17%) Data Structures
10 39 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 26 (0.69%) Blog
12 25 (0.67%) Digital Media
12 25 (0.67%) Graphic Design
13 21 (0.56%) e-Learning
14 19 (0.51%) Hedge funds
15 17 (0.45%) BBC
16 15 (0.40%) Algorithms
16 15 (0.40%) Online Games
17 13 (0.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1014 (26.98%) Linux
2 138 (3.67%) Android
3 131 (3.48%) Apple iOS
4 117 (3.11%) Windows
5 107 (2.85%) Unix
6 29 (0.77%) Ubuntu
7 26 (0.69%) CentOS
8 20 (0.53%) Windows Server
9 19 (0.51%) Debian
10 12 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.19%) FreeBSD
12 6 (0.16%) Fedora
12 6 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.11%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.027%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.027%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.027%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1278 (34.00%) MVC
2 1277 (33.97%) Web Development
3 1146 (30.49%) Agile Software Development
4 921 (24.50%) OO
5 758 (20.16%) OOP
6 561 (14.92%) E-Commerce
7 444 (11.81%) OO PHP
8 440 (11.71%) TDD
9 328 (8.73%) Front End Development
10 290 (7.71%) Scrum
11 284 (7.56%) Software Engineering
12 232 (6.17%) Mentoring
13 185 (4.92%) DevOps
14 174 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
15 168 (4.47%) Open Source
16 157 (4.18%) Unit Testing
17 143 (3.80%) BDD
18 123 (3.27%) SDLC
19 122 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
20 119 (3.17%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 3759 (100.00%) PHP
2 2697 (71.75%) JavaScript
3 587 (15.62%) SQL
4 277 (7.37%) Java
5 195 (5.19%) PHP 5
6 171 (4.55%) Python
7 157 (4.18%) PHP 7
8 96 (2.55%) C#
9 74 (1.97%) Ruby
10 67 (1.78%) C
11 66 (1.76%) Bash Shell
12 59 (1.57%) ES6
13 55 (1.46%) C++
14 37 (0.98%) Go
15 35 (0.93%) T-SQL
16 23 (0.61%) Scala
17 22 (0.59%) Perl
18 18 (0.48%) PHP 4
19 14 (0.37%) XPath
20 13 (0.35%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 195 (5.19%) Degree
2 78 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (0.27%) Security Cleared
4 9 (0.24%) MOS
4 9 (0.24%) PhD
5 8 (0.21%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.19%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.080%) HND
7 3 (0.080%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.053%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.027%) MySQL Certification
9 1 (0.027%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (1.84%) QA
2 23 (0.61%) PCI DSS
3 14 (0.37%) GCP
4 7 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.080%) WCAG
6 2 (0.053%) WAI
7 1 (0.027%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.027%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.027%) SLA
System Software
1 206 (5.48%) Docker
2 11 (0.29%) Varnish
3 8 (0.21%) VirtualBox
4 6 (0.16%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.080%) iptables
6 2 (0.053%) HDFS
6 2 (0.053%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.053%) vSphere
7 1 (0.027%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.027%) Firmware
7 1 (0.027%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.027%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.027%) LXC
Systems Management
1 92 (2.45%) Puppet
2 54 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (0.96%) Ansible
4 30 (0.80%) Kubernetes
5 21 (0.56%) Capistrano
6 11 (0.29%) cPanel
7 8 (0.21%) Terraform
8 6 (0.16%) Salt
9 5 (0.13%) Rancher
10 3 (0.080%) Nagios
10 3 (0.080%) SELinux
11 2 (0.053%) Prometheus
11 2 (0.053%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.027%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 719 (19.13%) Zend
2 106 (2.82%) Google
3 58 (1.54%) Adobe
4 52 (1.38%) Apple
5 48 (1.28%) Oracle
6 43 (1.14%) Facebook
7 39 (1.04%) SAP
8 33 (0.88%) Microsoft
9 27 (0.72%) Atlassian
10 21 (0.56%) Twitter
11 16 (0.43%) Plumtree
12 13 (0.35%) Red Hat
13 9 (0.24%) Percona
13 9 (0.24%) Sencha
14 7 (0.19%) Demandware
15 5 (0.13%) EnterpriseDB
15 5 (0.13%) Progress
15 5 (0.13%) Salesforce.com
15 5 (0.13%) Yahoo!
16 4 (0.11%) ATG