Many criticise PHP, although it has shaken some of the stigma by becoming a lot faster since PHP7. (WordPress and Laravel adoption have helped as well.)

Certainly in the UK you can get a decent salary as a PHP dev and the jobs are probably more common than .NET.

I agree with @mdecooman about the language being irrelevant. After you get comfortable with what you choose, pick a 2nd (perhaps JavaScript as it has a different approach with all the async parts) and start to learn about design philosophies (DRY, SOLID, Domain Driven Design etc) ... those skills are transferable to any language.

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