Magma Digital employs 1% of UK’s top software engineers

Preston-based software development company, Magma Digital, has two newly qualified ‘Zend Certified PHP Engineers.’

The software house specialises in the software programming language, PHP, and the Zend certification demonstrates the highest degree of PHP proficiency.

Magma Digital now has more than 70% of its software development team certified with the qualification, which represents a measure of technical excellence within the industry. There are only 842 Zend Certified PHP Engineers in the whole of the UK and impressively, the SME now have 1% of the overall number.

Furthermore, Magma Digital also has one of the youngest software engineers in the country with the certification. Liam Walder is just eighteen years old and this is a noteworthy achievement for the former apprentice from Blackburn. Chris Brown, a University of Central Lancashire graduate, has achieved his certification in his first year with the company. Jeremy Coates, Magma Digital CEO, said: “Having a group of the highest calibre of software engineers in the country is a significant differentiator for us in the industry. Moreover, this helps ensure that we can continue to offer our clients the highest level of technical distinction when it comes to software development.“