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​PHP Developer

Responsibilities

PHP Developers are responsible for developing websites for external clients, using their advanced PHP and MySQL skills.

  • Understand business requirements and put them into practice as part of the development process

  • Build and maintain PHP-based applications

  • Build and maintain database systems

  • Write legible, quick PHP to a high standard

  • Test and troubleshoot the databases and applications

  • Assist Senior staff in the establishment of overall company practice with regards to web development

  • Have a good understanding of, and work towards the industry best practices

Expected Skills & Qualifications

Candidates must have a strong knowledge of PHP frameworks, and proven software development experience. A degree in Computer Science or Engineering is commonplace for this role. Full skills and experience includes:

  • Previous PHP programming experience

  • A strong understanding of open source projects

  • A knowledge and understanding of HTML5, CSS and Javascript is highly appreciated

  • An appreciation of best practice, and a desire to work within these guidelines

  • Flexibility, plus exemplary time management skills

  • Strong communication skills

Salary

The average salary for a PHP Developer in the United Kingdom is currently around £27,000. The beginning salary currently averages at around £19,000 per year. More experienced candidates can hope to earn upwards of £40,000 per year plus bonuses, but all of this depends on the size of the business and the projects they are working on. (via PayScale)

Career Progression

Progression from the role of PHP Developer sees candidates either enter into a Senior role within the agency or organisation, or transition away from coding and into technical Project Management.

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