Period
to 21 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Senior PHP Developer was £51,500 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 728 663 652
Rank change year-on-year -65 -11 +46
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 451 600 693
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.34% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.36% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 414 566 668
UK median annual salary £51,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.44% - -
10th Percentile £33,750 £33,750 £32,350
90th Percentile £70,000 £64,375 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 156,873 167,151 184,491
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.91% 95.94% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 126,373 133,833 154,598
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £78,750 £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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 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 -53 430 £52,500 +16.67% 93
UK excluding London -122 245 £45,000 +5.88% 73
London +72 196 £60,000 - 23
North of England -32 87 £42,500 - 32
South West 0 59 £45,000 +12.50% 13
South East -27 55 £50,750 +6.84% 9
Yorkshire +44 42 £40,000 -3.03% 15
North West -85 33 £43,750 +2.94% 11
Midlands -23 26 £42,500 +6.25% 12
West Midlands +6 21 £45,000 +12.50% 10
North East -5 12 £32,500 -13.33% 6
East of England +19 8 £47,500 +26.67% 4
Scotland +6 7 £39,000 -8.24% 1
East Midlands -28 5 £38,750 +3.33% 2
Wales 0 4 £47,500 +18.75% 2

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 451 (100.00%) PHP
2 263 (58.31%) JavaScript
3 232 (51.44%) MySQL
4 221 (49.00%) HTML
5 204 (45.23%) CSS
6 201 (44.57%) Laravel
7 185 (41.02%) Symfony
8 180 (39.91%) Agile Software Development
9 161 (35.70%) Git (software)
10 152 (33.70%) MVC
11 108 (23.95%) OO
12 107 (23.73%) Zend
13 101 (22.39%) jQuery
13 101 (22.39%) HTML5
13 101 (22.39%) LAMP
14 100 (22.17%) Linux
15 94 (20.84%) OOP
16 85 (18.85%) Finance
17 83 (18.40%) SQL
18 79 (17.52%) Web Development
19 76 (16.85%) CSS3
19 76 (16.85%) E-Commerce
20 66 (14.63%) TDD
21 65 (14.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
22 63 (13.97%) AngularJS
23 58 (12.86%) OO PHP
24 56 (12.42%) CMS
25 52 (11.53%) RESTful
26 49 (10.86%) Scrum
26 49 (10.86%) Docker

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 56 (12.42%) CMS
2 38 (8.43%) Apache
3 31 (6.87%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (4.66%) nginx
5 18 (3.99%) Drupal
6 11 (2.44%) WordPress
7 10 (2.22%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.44%) Moodle
8 2 (0.44%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (0.67%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.44%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 32 (7.10%) Magento
2 7 (1.55%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.67%) OpenCart
4 2 (0.44%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 41 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (4.66%) SaaS
3 12 (2.66%) GitHub
4 5 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.11%) Serverless
5 4 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.89%) Fastly
5 4 (0.89%) Stackdriver
6 3 (0.67%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (0.67%) Asana
6 3 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (0.67%) G Suite
6 3 (0.67%) Slack
7 2 (0.44%) AdWords
7 2 (0.44%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.22%) Sage Pay
8 1 (0.22%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.55%) AMQP
2 6 (1.33%) SMS
3 5 (1.11%) Internet
4 3 (0.67%) SSH
5 1 (0.22%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.22%) DNS
5 1 (0.22%) HTTP
5 1 (0.22%) Intranet
5 1 (0.22%) Plixer Scrutinizer
5 1 (0.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (51.44%) MySQL
2 37 (8.20%) Relational Database
3 26 (5.76%) MongoDB
3 26 (5.76%) NoSQL
4 19 (4.21%) Redis
5 14 (3.10%) MariaDB
6 13 (2.88%) SQL Server
7 10 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (1.55%) Big Data
8 7 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.89%) BigQuery
9 4 (0.89%) Bigtable
10 3 (0.67%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.22%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 161 (35.70%) Git (software)
2 45 (9.98%) PHPUnit
3 38 (8.43%) Jenkins
4 29 (6.43%) Subversion
5 22 (4.88%) JIRA
6 18 (3.99%) Bitbucket
7 12 (2.66%) gulp
8 9 (2.00%) git-flow
8 9 (2.00%) Grunt
9 7 (1.55%) PhpStorm
9 7 (1.55%) Vagrant
10 6 (1.33%) Eclipse
10 6 (1.33%) Mercurial
11 4 (0.89%) GitLab
12 3 (0.67%) Apache Ivy
12 3 (0.67%) Babel
12 3 (0.67%) Codeception
12 3 (0.67%) Selenium
12 3 (0.67%) Travis CI
13 2 (0.44%) webpack
General
1 85 (18.85%) Finance
2 33 (7.32%) Banking
2 33 (7.32%) Marketing
2 33 (7.32%) Retail
3 13 (2.88%) Advertising
4 12 (2.66%) Games
5 8 (1.77%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.55%) Law
7 6 (1.33%) Electronics
7 6 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.11%) Billing
9 3 (0.67%) Automotive
9 3 (0.67%) Digital Economy
9 3 (0.67%) Interactive Media
9 3 (0.67%) Legal
10 1 (0.22%) Back Office
10 1 (0.22%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (49.00%) HTML
2 204 (45.23%) CSS
3 201 (44.57%) Laravel
4 185 (41.02%) Symfony
5 101 (22.39%) HTML5
5 101 (22.39%) jQuery
5 101 (22.39%) LAMP
6 76 (16.85%) CSS3
7 65 (14.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 63 (13.97%) AngularJS
9 52 (11.53%) RESTful
10 48 (10.64%) Vue.js
11 41 (9.09%) Web Services
12 39 (8.65%) React
13 30 (6.65%) Sass
14 26 (5.76%) Node.js
14 26 (5.76%) XML
15 18 (3.99%) RabbitMQ
16 17 (3.77%) Yii
17 14 (3.10%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.42%) Fintech
2 32 (7.10%) Computer Science
2 32 (7.10%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.43%) Linux Command Line
4 17 (3.77%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (3.55%) Mobile App
6 14 (3.10%) User Experience
7 11 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.33%) Social Network
9 3 (0.67%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.67%) Derivative
9 3 (0.67%) OTC Derivatives
10 1 (0.22%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.22%) Blog
10 1 (0.22%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.22%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.22%) iPhone
10 1 (0.22%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 100 (22.17%) Linux
2 4 (0.89%) CentOS
3 3 (0.67%) Debian
4 2 (0.44%) Android
4 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.44%) Unix
5 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (39.91%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (33.70%) MVC
3 108 (23.95%) OO
4 94 (20.84%) OOP
5 79 (17.52%) Web Development
6 76 (16.85%) E-Commerce
7 66 (14.63%) TDD
8 58 (12.86%) OO PHP
9 49 (10.86%) Scrum
10 43 (9.53%) SDLC
11 42 (9.31%) Unit Testing
12 41 (9.09%) DevOps
13 39 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
14 34 (7.54%) Mentoring
14 34 (7.54%) Microservices
15 30 (6.65%) Content Management
16 25 (5.54%) Asset Management
16 25 (5.54%) Mobile First
16 25 (5.54%) Software Engineering
16 25 (5.54%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 451 (100.00%) PHP
2 263 (58.31%) JavaScript
3 83 (18.40%) SQL
4 40 (8.87%) PHP 5
5 38 (8.43%) Java
6 28 (6.21%) Python
7 21 (4.66%) PHP 7
8 16 (3.55%) Go
9 14 (3.10%) C#
10 7 (1.55%) Delphi
11 6 (1.33%) Bash Shell
11 6 (1.33%) Perl
12 5 (1.11%) Java 8
12 5 (1.11%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.89%) Ruby
14 3 (0.67%) C
14 3 (0.67%) ES6
14 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.67%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (5.32%) Degree
2 18 (3.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.22%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.77%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) ISO 14001
2 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (10.86%) Docker
2 2 (0.44%) Varnish
3 1 (0.22%) LXC
Systems Management
1 13 (2.88%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.77%) Ansible
2 8 (1.77%) Terraform
3 3 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.67%) Puppet
4 2 (0.44%) Packer
4 2 (0.44%) Salt
Vendors
1 107 (23.73%) Zend
2 31 (6.87%) Google
3 11 (2.44%) Twitter
4 10 (2.22%) Facebook
5 8 (1.77%) Oracle
6 6 (1.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (1.33%) SAP
7 4 (0.89%) Fujitsu
8 3 (0.67%) PayPal
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe
9 1 (0.22%) Citrix
9 1 (0.22%) Demandware
9 1 (0.22%) Perforce
9 1 (0.22%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.22%) WorldPay