Period
to 19 August 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior PHP Developer was £48,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior PHP Developer
UK
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 736 645 652
Rank change year-on-year -91 +7 +32
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 457 634 751
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.36% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.37% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 433 600 709
UK median annual salary £48,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.76% -3.53% -1.16%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK
Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 162,496 170,230 190,494
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 96.08% 96.59%
Number of salaries quoted 130,855 137,468 160,221
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £78,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

Senior PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior PHP Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Senior PHP Developer in the UK

Senior PHP Developer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Senior PHP Developer.

Salary trend for Senior PHP Developer in the UK

Senior PHP Developer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Senior PHP Developer over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Senior PHP Developer in the UK

Senior PHP Developer
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Senior PHP Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -107 439 £50,000 +11.11% 82
UK excluding London -91 290 £45,000 +9.76% 59
London +23 155 £60,000 +4.35% 25
North of England -37 135 £44,000 +10.00% 16
Yorkshire +53 72 £45,000 +12.50% 3
South East +9 70 £55,000 +15.79% 14
North West -58 56 £43,250 +1.76% 10
South West -9 45 £47,500 +18.75% 14
Midlands -21 34 £42,500 +13.33% 11
West Midlands -9 28 £42,500 +13.33% 9
North East -21 7 £33,750 -15.63% 3
Wales -1 6 £50,000 +25.00%
East Midlands -6 6 £32,500 -18.75% 2
East of England -2 1 £31,500 -16.00% 2

Senior PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, Senior PHP Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads featuring Senior PHP Developer in the job title.

1 457 (100.00%) PHP
2 275 (60.18%) JavaScript
3 249 (54.49%) MySQL
4 218 (47.70%) HTML
5 201 (43.98%) CSS
6 188 (41.14%) MVC
6 188 (41.14%) Agile Software Development
7 184 (40.26%) Laravel
8 166 (36.32%) Symfony
8 166 (36.32%) Git (software)
9 136 (29.76%) LAMP
10 121 (26.48%) OOP
11 117 (25.60%) jQuery
12 105 (22.98%) OO
12 105 (22.98%) Linux
13 100 (21.88%) Web Development
14 87 (19.04%) Zend
15 78 (17.07%) HTML5
16 77 (16.85%) RESTful
17 72 (15.75%) Apache
18 69 (15.10%) SQL
18 69 (15.10%) TDD
19 62 (13.57%) CSS3
19 62 (13.57%) AngularJS
20 59 (12.91%) E-Commerce
21 58 (12.69%) React
22 57 (12.47%) Finance
23 55 (12.04%) PHPUnit
23 55 (12.04%) PHP 5
24 52 (11.38%) Java

Senior PHP Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 72 (15.75%) Apache
2 33 (7.22%) CMS
3 26 (5.69%) Elasticsearch
4 25 (5.47%) nginx
5 23 (5.03%) WordPress
6 22 (4.81%) Drupal
7 5 (1.09%) Joomla!
8 3 (0.66%) SilverStripe
9 2 (0.44%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.44%) Moodle
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (0.66%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.44%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 16 (3.50%) Magento
2 4 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.66%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 50 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (6.13%) SaaS
3 23 (5.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (2.63%) GitHub
5 6 (1.31%) Asana
5 6 (1.31%) npm
6 5 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.88%) Fastly
7 4 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (0.88%) Serverless
7 4 (0.88%) Stackdriver
8 3 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (0.44%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.44%) MailChimp
9 2 (0.44%) Twilio
10 1 (0.22%) AdWords
10 1 (0.22%) BrowserStack
10 1 (0.22%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.19%) Internet
2 6 (1.31%) SMS
3 4 (0.88%) AMQP
3 4 (0.88%) SSH
4 3 (0.66%) DNS
5 1 (0.22%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.22%) HTTP
5 1 (0.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (54.49%) MySQL
2 40 (8.75%) Relational Database
3 28 (6.13%) MongoDB
4 26 (5.69%) NoSQL
5 23 (5.03%) Redis
6 12 (2.63%) Big Data
7 11 (2.41%) SQL Server
8 7 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.31%) MariaDB
10 5 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.88%) BigQuery
11 4 (0.88%) Bigtable
11 4 (0.88%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.22%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 166 (36.32%) Git (software)
2 55 (12.04%) PHPUnit
3 20 (4.38%) Jenkins
4 18 (3.94%) Subversion
5 17 (3.72%) JIRA
6 14 (3.06%) Bitbucket
6 14 (3.06%) git-flow
7 13 (2.84%) gulp
8 9 (1.97%) Selenium
9 8 (1.75%) Grunt
10 7 (1.53%) GitLab
10 7 (1.53%) Vagrant
11 6 (1.31%) Babel
11 6 (1.31%) Sublime Text
12 4 (0.88%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.88%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.88%) PhpStorm
12 4 (0.88%) Pivotal Tracker
12 4 (0.88%) webpack
13 3 (0.66%) Codeception
General
1 57 (12.47%) Finance
2 45 (9.85%) Retail
3 29 (6.35%) Marketing
4 10 (2.19%) Advertising
5 7 (1.53%) Games
6 6 (1.31%) Law
7 5 (1.09%) Banking
8 3 (0.66%) Automotive
8 3 (0.66%) Legal
9 2 (0.44%) Back Office
9 2 (0.44%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.22%) Billing
10 1 (0.22%) Digital Economy
10 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (47.70%) HTML
2 201 (43.98%) CSS
3 184 (40.26%) Laravel
4 166 (36.32%) Symfony
5 136 (29.76%) LAMP
6 117 (25.60%) jQuery
7 78 (17.07%) HTML5
8 77 (16.85%) RESTful
9 62 (13.57%) AngularJS
9 62 (13.57%) CSS3
10 58 (12.69%) React
11 44 (9.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 35 (7.66%) Sass
12 35 (7.66%) Web Services
13 32 (7.00%) Node.js
14 24 (5.25%) Vue.js
15 23 (5.03%) CakePHP
16 20 (4.38%) Ajax
17 19 (4.16%) SOAP
18 17 (3.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.97%) Fintech
2 33 (7.22%) Greenfield Project
3 29 (6.35%) Computer Science
4 23 (5.03%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (3.28%) Linux Command Line
5 15 (3.28%) Mobile App
6 14 (3.06%) User Experience
7 13 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.19%) Social Network
9 6 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.88%) Blog
10 4 (0.88%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.66%) Derivative
11 3 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.66%) OTC Derivatives
12 2 (0.44%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.22%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.22%) IVR
13 1 (0.22%) Smartphone
13 1 (0.22%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 105 (22.98%) Linux
2 10 (2.19%) CentOS
3 7 (1.53%) Android
4 5 (1.09%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.09%) Windows
5 3 (0.66%) Unix
6 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (41.14%) Agile Software Development
1 188 (41.14%) MVC
2 121 (26.48%) OOP
3 105 (22.98%) OO
4 100 (21.88%) Web Development
5 69 (15.10%) TDD
6 59 (12.91%) E-Commerce
7 52 (11.38%) OO PHP
8 39 (8.53%) Scrum
9 38 (8.32%) Mentoring
10 37 (8.10%) DevOps
10 37 (8.10%) SDLC
11 35 (7.66%) Unit Testing
12 33 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
14 27 (5.91%) Open Source
14 27 (5.91%) Software Engineering
15 23 (5.03%) SOLID
15 23 (5.03%) Test Automation
16 22 (4.81%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 457 (100.00%) PHP
2 275 (60.18%) JavaScript
3 69 (15.10%) SQL
4 55 (12.04%) PHP 5
5 52 (11.38%) Java
6 30 (6.56%) Python
7 27 (5.91%) PHP 7
8 18 (3.94%) C#
9 9 (1.97%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.75%) ES6
11 7 (1.53%) Bash Shell
11 7 (1.53%) Delphi
12 6 (1.31%) Ruby
13 5 (1.09%) Perl
14 4 (0.88%) Go
14 4 (0.88%) Java 8
15 3 (0.66%) C
15 3 (0.66%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.66%) TypeScript
16 1 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (5.47%) Degree
2 16 (3.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.03%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (10.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (1.97%) Puppet
2 8 (1.75%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.75%) Terraform
3 4 (0.88%) Ansible
4 2 (0.44%) cPanel
4 2 (0.44%) Packer
4 2 (0.44%) Salt
Vendors
1 87 (19.04%) Zend
2 32 (7.00%) Google
3 20 (4.38%) Twitter
4 18 (3.94%) Oracle
5 9 (1.97%) Capita
6 6 (1.31%) Assembla
6 6 (1.31%) Microsoft
7 5 (1.09%) Facebook
7 5 (1.09%) PayPal
8 3 (0.66%) Fujitsu
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe
9 1 (0.22%) Perforce
9 1 (0.22%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.22%) WorldPay