Period
to 23 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior PHP Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 715 739 681
Rank change year-on-year +24 -58 -20
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 381 451 604
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.27% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.29% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 360 414 570
UK median annual salary £50,000 £51,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.91% +14.44% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £63,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

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 130,717 158,047 168,636
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.66% 95.92% 95.98%
Number of salaries quoted 104,321 127,298 135,055
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 23 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Senior PHP Developer in the UK

Senior PHP Developer
Top 15 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 23 October 2019. 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 +27 367 £50,000 -4.76% 86
UK excluding London +89 262 £45,000 - 76
London +20 119 £60,000 - 16
North of England +26 90 £45,000 +5.88% 30
South East +70 88 £45,000 -11.33% 8
North West +69 56 £47,500 +11.76% 11
South West -6 38 £45,000 - 11
Yorkshire -2 31 £45,000 +12.50% 8
Midlands +43 29 £50,000 +17.65% 15
West Midlands +15 22 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Scotland +16 8 £43,000 +10.26% 5
East Midlands +32 7 £40,000 +3.23% 9
Wales +13 6 £45,000 -5.26% 1
East of England +63 4 £51,250 +7.89% 6
North East +9 3 £52,500 +55.56% 11

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 381 (100.00%) PHP
2 235 (61.68%) JavaScript
3 234 (61.42%) MySQL
4 186 (48.82%) Laravel
5 162 (42.52%) Agile Software Development
6 154 (40.42%) CSS
7 153 (40.16%) HTML
7 153 (40.16%) Web Development
8 126 (33.07%) OOP
9 124 (32.55%) jQuery
10 121 (31.76%) OO
11 118 (30.97%) MVC
12 109 (28.61%) Linux
13 107 (28.08%) LAMP
14 103 (27.03%) Symfony
15 91 (23.88%) REST
16 88 (23.10%) OO PHP
17 78 (20.47%) Ajax
17 78 (20.47%) SQL Server
18 76 (19.95%) Git (software)
19 75 (19.69%) Web Services
20 72 (18.90%) Docker
21 70 (18.37%) Mobile App
21 70 (18.37%) SOAP
22 69 (18.11%) SQL
23 67 (17.59%) SaaS
24 64 (16.80%) Zend
25 59 (15.49%) CodeIgniter
26 55 (14.44%) TDD
27 54 (14.17%) Node.js

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 34 (8.92%) Elasticsearch
2 29 (7.61%) WordPress
3 21 (5.51%) CMS
3 21 (5.51%) Drupal
4 9 (2.36%) Apache
5 3 (0.79%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.26%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.26%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 10 (2.62%) Photoshop
2 9 (2.36%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.26%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 14 (3.67%) Magento
2 6 (1.57%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.79%) OpenCart
3 3 (0.79%) osCommerce
4 2 (0.52%) Shopify
5 1 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 67 (17.59%) SaaS
2 50 (13.12%) AWS
3 21 (5.51%) Azure
3 21 (5.51%) Serverless
4 20 (5.25%) GitHub
5 11 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (2.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 6 (1.57%) GCP
8 5 (1.31%) npm
8 5 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.79%) Apple Pay
10 3 (0.79%) Google Pay
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.26%) Datadog
12 1 (0.26%) Kong
12 1 (0.26%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.41%) Internet
2 4 (1.05%) Firewall
3 2 (0.52%) HTTP
3 2 (0.52%) Wireless
4 1 (0.26%) Intranet
4 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (61.42%) MySQL
2 78 (20.47%) SQL Server
3 53 (13.91%) NoSQL
4 28 (7.35%) Relational Database
5 25 (6.56%) MongoDB
5 25 (6.56%) Redis
6 8 (2.10%) MariaDB
7 6 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.31%) Big Data
9 1 (0.26%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.26%) HPCC
9 1 (0.26%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 76 (19.95%) Git (software)
2 43 (11.29%) PHPUnit
3 8 (2.10%) Vagrant
3 8 (2.10%) webpack
4 7 (1.84%) JIRA
5 6 (1.57%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.31%) Subversion
7 4 (1.05%) Bitbucket
7 4 (1.05%) Grunt
7 4 (1.05%) Selenium
8 3 (0.79%) Bower
8 3 (0.79%) Codeception
8 3 (0.79%) git-flow
8 3 (0.79%) gulp
9 1 (0.26%) Codeship
9 1 (0.26%) GitLab
9 1 (0.26%) PhpStorm
9 1 (0.26%) PostCSS
9 1 (0.26%) PuPHPet
9 1 (0.26%) Xdebug
General
1 23 (6.04%) Retail
2 21 (5.51%) Finance
3 19 (4.99%) Marketing
4 5 (1.31%) Banking
5 4 (1.05%) Law
6 3 (0.79%) Automotive
6 3 (0.79%) Back Office
6 3 (0.79%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (48.82%) Laravel
2 154 (40.42%) CSS
3 153 (40.16%) HTML
4 124 (32.55%) jQuery
5 107 (28.08%) LAMP
6 103 (27.03%) Symfony
7 91 (23.88%) REST
8 78 (20.47%) Ajax
9 75 (19.69%) Web Services
10 70 (18.37%) SOAP
11 59 (15.49%) CodeIgniter
12 54 (14.17%) Node.js
13 51 (13.39%) Yii
14 48 (12.60%) Vue.js
15 45 (11.81%) AngularJS
15 45 (11.81%) HTML5
15 45 (11.81%) RESTful
16 40 (10.50%) CSS3
17 31 (8.14%) JSON
17 31 (8.14%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 70 (18.37%) Mobile App
2 22 (5.77%) Greenfield Project
3 15 (3.94%) User Experience
4 14 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (1.84%) mHealth
6 5 (1.31%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.79%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.79%) Wiki
9 2 (0.52%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.52%) BBC
9 2 (0.52%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.52%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.52%) Social Network
10 1 (0.26%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 109 (28.61%) Linux
2 8 (2.10%) Unix
3 7 (1.84%) Android
4 5 (1.31%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.52%) Debian
5 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.26%) CentOS
6 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (42.52%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (40.16%) Web Development
3 126 (33.07%) OOP
4 121 (31.76%) OO
5 118 (30.97%) MVC
6 88 (23.10%) OO PHP
7 55 (14.44%) TDD
8 48 (12.60%) Mentoring
9 47 (12.34%) Mobile Application Development
10 34 (8.92%) Unit Testing
11 30 (7.87%) DevOps
12 26 (6.82%) E-Commerce
13 22 (5.77%) Software Engineering
14 21 (5.51%) SOLID
15 20 (5.25%) Scrum
16 16 (4.20%) SOA
17 15 (3.94%) Front End Development
18 14 (3.67%) Fintech
19 13 (3.41%) Microservices
19 13 (3.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 381 (100.00%) PHP
2 235 (61.68%) JavaScript
3 69 (18.11%) SQL
4 31 (8.14%) PHP 7
5 27 (7.09%) Python
6 26 (6.82%) PHP 5
7 17 (4.46%) Java
8 16 (4.20%) ES6
8 16 (4.20%) Go
9 11 (2.89%) C#
9 11 (2.89%) Ruby
10 8 (2.10%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.05%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (2.62%) Degree
2 5 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (0.79%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.31%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (18.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (4.20%) Ansible
2 7 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.57%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 64 (16.80%) Zend
2 10 (2.62%) Oracle
3 5 (1.31%) Google
4 4 (1.05%) Adobe
4 4 (1.05%) Facebook
5 3 (0.79%) Apple
6 2 (0.52%) Instagram
6 2 (0.52%) WooCommerce
7 1 (0.26%) Fujitsu
7 1 (0.26%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.26%) PayPal
7 1 (0.26%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.26%) RedPrairie