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  • Italy
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  • Spain
  • Romania
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Belgium
  • Kenya
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How to secure a PHP developer job

Here's some expert guidance that will help you in your search for a PHP developer job.

What are the skills required for a PHP developer?

For a PHP developer role, you need to be proficient in PHP and one or more related web frameworks, such as Laravel, Symfony or CodeIgniter, as well as a good knowledge of database management systems and familiarity with frontend technologies.

Some key skills include:

  • Good understanding of PHP web development and OOP concepts
  • Experience working with a popular PHP framework, such as Laravel, Symfony, CodeIgniter or CakePHP
  • Ability to develop RESTful APIs and integrate them with other systems, and familiarity with third-party APIs
  • Experience collaborating with frontend developers
  • Understanding of frontend technologies and frameworks, such as JavaScript, React, Vue, Angular, jQuery and Bootstrap
  • Experience writing well-documented, clean code
  • Ability to test and debug applications
  • Analytical mindset and good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to confidently communicate in English

Other nice to have skills:

  • Good soft skills: teamwork, communication, time management, problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Knowledge of CI/CD practices
  • Familiarity with TDD practices
  • Enjoys keeping up to date with emerging technologies and trends in PHP development

PHP developer years of experience

  • Entry-level PHP developers have less than 1 year of experience
  • Junior PHP developers have 1-2 years of experience
  • Mid-level PHP developers have 2-6 years of experience
  • Senior PHP developers have 6-15+ years of experience

Questions to ask in a PHP job interview

  • What tech stack is being used for the project and how does PHP fit in?
  • Can you give me an example of a PHP problem the team had to solve and how they approached it?
  • How is testing for PHP code handled and are any specific tools used?
  • How do you ensure the security of the PHP applications?
  • How does the company approach professional development related to keeping up with the latest PHP trends?

For more guidance on how to prepare for interviews, check out the OfferZen Job Search Guide for Developers .

How much does a PHP developer earn?

PHP developers are generally able to secure decent income since it's commonly used in web development due to its versatility and compatibility with different databases and platforms.

What is PHP and its history?

PHP is an open-source, general-purpose, server-side scripting language used in web development. It can be embedded directly into HTML which allows developers to create dynamic web pages with ease.

Created in 1994 as a set of Common Gateway Interface scripts, Rasmus Lerdorf used PHP to track visitors to his personal website. He later developed it into a language used for web development.

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