Every now and then there keeps arising an issue of why the PHP developers are less paid than that of a Java or any other programming language developer. But this is not the case. Actually the job market all over the world acts on a phenomenon of supply and demand. More demand and less supply of human resources required for jobs gives rise to higher salaries in jobs of that sector. Similar is the situation here. Since java is a tougher language to master, very few of them opt for it and become java developers, while PHP is easier to learn and hence there are number of PHP developers around competing tougher for jobs. Hence the salaries are comparatively lesser but still not very far from Java developers.
Presently the PHP jobs market is running high with increasing demand for qualified PHP developers. There is no shortage of businesses willing to pay any amount to such expert PHP developers in the market and hence there are better PHP jobs in the market that offer better salaries too. There are ways to score these so-called “better PHP jobs”.
Firstly, being among the competitors in the race to get better PHP job you should have something extraordinary in you that attracts your employers which means you need to stand out from the crowd. For this you need to qualify with a better degree or certification better than the others.
Every now and then new technologies creep in and web development approaches change. So in order to score better PHP jobs you should be aware of these technologies and the way they are employed to develop better applications because usually the jobs that demand the knowledge of latest technologies tend to pay better. So always keep up with the latest news and PHP buzz following sites like PHPDeveloper.org, Dzone, Planet PHP etc.
You can participate in the activities of the PHP community and attend the PHP events, conferences or group meetings that are held every now and then. Being active at these event participations will improve your knowledge and also give you exposure to the latest happenings in the PHP world around. There are chances where you can get spot by the potential employers and thus this will increase your chances of getting better jobs in PHP.
You can post your resume on job boards and much better than that can add yourself to the PHP professionals’ directory.
Once you have found a better PHP job the way you perform at your PHP job interview really matters if you want to score the job. Present yourself better to the interviewer not trying to be smart. Just answer to the question and with confidence.