While doing my freelancer projects I keep on monitoring what frameworks are out there. I have been working with Java for many years but have landed on PHP as smaller projects are much faster and easier to get off the ground.
The more I observe Google Trends the more obvious it gets that Laravel is coming here to stay. Only framework that has trouble dying is Symfony and it could also be because of Laravel. Not much else is needed to say that only one picture and all is clear which PHP framework you must learn if you want to be among the best.