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PHP Developer

Specialise in the design and implementation of software for a range of applications using the PHP programming language.

What's it like to be a PHP Developer?

A PHP Developer is a Software Developer who specialises in the design, testing and implementation of software using the PHP programming language. PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) is a scripting language that allows developers to write dynamically generated content quickly and is commonly used to add additional functionality to web pages.

Tasks and duties

  • Liaising with clients and stakeholders to gather and define project requirements.
  • Designing solutions and features to meet project requirements.
  • Using computer software and hardware to write and modify programming code.
  • Testing code for bugs and implementing improvements and fixes.
  • Solving problems using logic and methodical testing processes.
  • Developing testing and validation processes.
  • Deploying code to the live environment.
PHP Developers usually work to a process known as the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), which contains six stages: analysis, design, development and testing, implementation, documentation, and evaluation. They work with computers daily and are often employed in teams at large companies where new software is created, at digital agencies or within the IT department of a business. Like other Software Developers, they may also work freelance on a contractual basis.

What can I earn as a PHP Developer?

The most common salary  for a PHP Developer is between $95k and $110k
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How to become a PHP Developer

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It is possible to work as a PHP Developer without formal qualifications, however it may be advantageous to have qualifications in the field of computer science.
  1. Complete a qualification in Computer Science with a focus on software development. This could be a Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50115) or a Bachelor degree majoring in Software Development.
  2. Seek out opportunities to complete a placement in an internship program while studying. This will provide you with relevant experience as well as guidance and mentorship from experienced Software Developers.
  3. Complete an online or in-person course specialising in PHP.

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What skills are employers looking for?

Employers want:

  • Written skills
  • Web savviness
  • Design
  • Test-driven development
  • Self motivation

Shortlisted applicants:

  • Php
  • Javascript
  • Css
  • Wordpress
  • Git
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How do PHP Developers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 3 PHP Developers surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
The good things
Love programming
The challenges
Time management
4 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
IT
The good things
There are more jobs and salary is good. No need to do any physical activity (lifting, pushing etc). Clean. Make's think.
The challenges
Eyes. Exercises may help, however I always forget to do exercise. Spine aches after sitting for a long time. Constant improvement and learning new things as technology never stays at the same place.
5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Information Technology
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
The good things
Very interesting role. Different tasks and challenges every day.
The challenges
You have to be updated to the latest technologies. You shouldn't stop learning.
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What are the job opportunities for PHP Developers?

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Job opportunities

PHP Developer jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
20.5%
2018
2023
Source: LMIP. Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers
Latest PHP Developer jobs on SEEK
International Marketing Concepts Pty Ltd
Melbourne > CBD & Inner Suburbs
Software development and implementation working on high profile projects with an industry leading company.
BLACKROC
Brisbane > CBD & Inner Suburbs
Fast growing company - awesome product - Brisbane City - reach out on 0432 454 184 | Matthew@blackroc.co
Talent Match Recruitment Pty Ltd
Sydney > CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Established Web Platform & Software Developer seeks a graduate with 1-2 year PHP * Paddington location* Circa $70k + super*
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SustainAbility Consulting
Sydney > CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Join this industry leader based in the CBD. Quality workplace culture. AWS Platform
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