Period
to 3 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Senior PHP Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 575 748 666
Rank change year-on-year +173 -82 -6
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 307 357 590
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.26% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 316 326 590
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £41,250 £33,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £66,250 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 83,374 136,890 165,759
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.21% 95.98% 96.37%
Number of salaries quoted 66,828 108,702 134,648
Median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Senior PHP Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior PHP Developer in the UK

Senior PHP Developer
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior PHP Developer.

Salary trend for Senior PHP Developer in the UK

Senior PHP Developer
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior PHP Developer over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Senior PHP Developer in the UK

Senior PHP Developer
Top 16 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 3 June 2020. 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 +175 299 £50,250 +0.50% 36
UK excluding London +132 192 £45,000 - 35
London +131 112 £62,500 +4.17% 3
North of England +105 76 £50,000 +11.11% 19
South East +124 70 £45,000 -10.00% 3
North West +84 51 £50,000 - 8
Work from Home +72 41 £45,000 +2.27% 3
Yorkshire +102 20 £45,000 - 10
Midlands +77 20 £42,500 +6.25% 6
East Midlands +70 16 £42,500 +1.02% 4
South West +70 15 £45,000 - 2
East of England +77 6 £60,000 +11.63% 3
North East +13 5 £40,000 - 1
West Midlands +52 4 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Wales -2 3 £47,500 +14.46% 2
Scotland +57 2 £42,500 +6.92%

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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.

1 307 (100.00%) PHP
2 196 (63.84%) Laravel
3 165 (53.75%) MySQL
4 155 (50.49%) JavaScript
5 129 (42.02%) CSS
6 127 (41.37%) OOP
7 122 (39.74%) HTML
7 122 (39.74%) MVC
8 112 (36.48%) Linux
9 108 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
10 103 (33.55%) Symfony
11 94 (30.62%) OO
12 83 (27.04%) Web Development
13 81 (26.38%) REST
14 80 (26.06%) Git (software)
15 76 (24.76%) Web Services
16 75 (24.43%) Zend
17 74 (24.10%) jQuery
18 73 (23.78%) TDD
19 72 (23.45%) LAMP
20 70 (22.80%) Microservices
21 68 (22.15%) OO PHP
22 65 (21.17%) SQL Server
23 61 (19.87%) SOAP
23 61 (19.87%) SQL
24 60 (19.54%) Docker
25 58 (18.89%) SaaS
26 52 (16.94%) Mobile App
27 51 (16.61%) PHP 7
28 50 (16.29%) Yii

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 17 (5.54%) Apache
1 17 (5.54%) CMS
2 13 (4.23%) WordPress
3 12 (3.91%) Drupal
4 8 (2.61%) nginx
5 6 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.33%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.93%) Magento
2 8 (2.61%) Shopify
3 1 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 58 (18.89%) SaaS
2 29 (9.45%) AWS
3 12 (3.91%) Azure
4 10 (3.26%) npm
5 3 (0.98%) GCP
6 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.65%) CloudFront
6 2 (0.65%) GitHub
7 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.33%) Cloudflare
7 1 (0.33%) Heroku
7 1 (0.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.82%) Internet
2 8 (2.61%) DNS
2 8 (2.61%) HTTP
3 4 (1.30%) Intranet
3 4 (1.30%) SSH
4 2 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (53.75%) MySQL
2 65 (21.17%) SQL Server
3 16 (5.21%) NoSQL
4 11 (3.58%) Redis
4 11 (3.58%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.93%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.95%) Amazon Aurora
7 5 (1.63%) Big Data
8 4 (1.30%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.98%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.33%) BigQuery
10 1 (0.33%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 80 (26.06%) Git (software)
2 21 (6.84%) PHPUnit
3 12 (3.91%) git-flow
4 10 (3.26%) Xdebug
5 5 (1.63%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.30%) Codeception
7 3 (0.98%) Grunt
7 3 (0.98%) JIRA
7 3 (0.98%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.98%) Selenium
7 3 (0.98%) webpack
8 2 (0.65%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.65%) gulp
9 1 (0.33%) JIRA Agile
9 1 (0.33%) PuPHPet
9 1 (0.33%) Vagrant
General
1 27 (8.79%) Finance
2 13 (4.23%) Retail
3 6 (1.95%) Games
4 5 (1.63%) Marketing
5 3 (0.98%) Advertising
5 3 (0.98%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Automotive
7 1 (0.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (63.84%) Laravel
2 129 (42.02%) CSS
3 122 (39.74%) HTML
4 103 (33.55%) Symfony
5 81 (26.38%) REST
6 76 (24.76%) Web Services
7 74 (24.10%) jQuery
8 72 (23.45%) LAMP
9 61 (19.87%) SOAP
10 50 (16.29%) Yii
11 49 (15.96%) Ajax
12 48 (15.64%) Vue.js
13 47 (15.31%) CodeIgniter
14 37 (12.05%) Node.js
15 26 (8.47%) XML
16 24 (7.82%) Sass
17 20 (6.51%) AngularJS
18 19 (6.19%) React
19 16 (5.21%) XHTML
20 15 (4.89%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 52 (16.94%) Mobile App
2 24 (7.82%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (6.84%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (4.56%) User Experience
5 11 (3.58%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.63%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.98%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (0.98%) Life Science
9 2 (0.65%) Replication
10 1 (0.33%) Online Games
10 1 (0.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 112 (36.48%) Linux
2 31 (10.10%) Android
2 31 (10.10%) Apple iOS
3 6 (1.95%) Unix
4 1 (0.33%) CentOS
4 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (41.37%) OOP
2 122 (39.74%) MVC
3 108 (35.18%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (30.62%) OO
5 83 (27.04%) Web Development
6 73 (23.78%) TDD
7 70 (22.80%) Microservices
8 68 (22.15%) OO PHP
9 47 (15.31%) Mobile Application Development
10 42 (13.68%) Mentoring
11 35 (11.40%) Unit Testing
12 30 (9.77%) Android Development
12 30 (9.77%) iOS Development
13 25 (8.14%) SOLID
14 23 (7.49%) E-Commerce
15 21 (6.84%) Coaching
15 21 (6.84%) Mobile Development
16 20 (6.51%) Fintech
17 18 (5.86%) DevOps
18 17 (5.54%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 307 (100.00%) PHP
2 155 (50.49%) JavaScript
3 61 (19.87%) SQL
4 51 (16.61%) PHP 7
5 17 (5.54%) Java
6 16 (5.21%) Bash Shell
7 15 (4.89%) Python
8 13 (4.23%) Apple Swift
8 13 (4.23%) Objective-C
8 13 (4.23%) PHP 5
9 5 (1.63%) C
9 5 (1.63%) C++
9 5 (1.63%) Go
9 5 (1.63%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.33%) C#
10 1 (0.33%) Kotlin
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 60 (19.54%) Docker
2 7 (2.28%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (0.98%) Ansible
1 3 (0.98%) Kubernetes
1 3 (0.98%) Terraform
2 1 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 75 (24.43%) Zend
2 11 (3.58%) Sony
3 3 (0.98%) Apple
4 2 (0.65%) Google
4 2 (0.65%) Spotify
5 1 (0.33%) Netlify
5 1 (0.33%) New Relic
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle
5 1 (0.33%) Percona
5 1 (0.33%) Red Hat