PHP developer salary August 2017

United States PHP developers labor market analysis according to the results of August, 2017
30 August 2017   229

We publish the analysis of the labour market of developers in the United States monthly. For PHP developers there were 1,087 vacancies. The vacancy rates were distributed as follows. 

Salary Estimate PHP August 2017 PHP developer salary estimate 

The majority of the developers are required in New York, NY; the least in Salt Lake City, UT.

Number of vacancies in different cities PHP August 2017Number of PHP developer vacancies in different cities 

Among the companies that hire PHP developers the leaders are:

  • Smith & Keller
  • Workbridge Associates
  • Jobspring Partners 

Number of vacancies in different companies PHP August 2017Number of PHP developer vacancies in different companies 

According to the experience required, the vacancies are distributed as follows.

Number of vacancies by experience level PHP August 2017 PHP developer vacancies by the experience level

The average salary and salary according to the level of experience were distributed as follows.

Average salary PHP August 2017PHP developer average salary

The analysis was carried out by the Hype.codes portal method using the indeed.com data.

Using PHP with WebSocket

Is it possible to use PHP with WebSocket? Let's figure out
16 October 2017   331

Unfortuantelly, PHP is not designed to work with WebSocket. You can connect it, but your code will be full of while (true) and fsock_open . And you have to have access to the shell to run the WS-server with php-cgi. 

You need to choose a language that supports threads / asynchronous communication. Now on the top is Node.js. In addition, better use dedicated libraries to support older browsers, etc. If you want to create one-to-all communication (eg chat, broadcast messaging), go one step further and use one of the Bayeuximplementations, for example: Faye.

The mod_proxy_wstunnel extension adds an extra layer to the WS server. Depending on the configuration, it can support DDoS, queue, load-balancing, local port swapping, and https support. But better use this for nginx.

Websockets are events, and PHP is poorly managed with it.