Period
to 23 March 2019

The median annual salary for a Senior PHP Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 March 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 741 625 651
Rank change year-on-year -116 +26 +25
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 402 691 609
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.39% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.40% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 337 620 585
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -5.56%
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £68,150 £67,500 £60,850
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -2.44%

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 143,387 170,707 166,187
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.92% 96.42% 96.58%
Number of salaries quoted 114,570 140,158 137,905
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

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 March 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 March 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 -102 375 £50,000 +5.26% 115
UK excluding London -78 232 £45,000 +5.88% 90
London -23 164 £60,000 - 33
North of England -58 77 £45,000 - 28
South East -12 52 £45,000 -5.26% 17
North West -14 42 £50,000 +17.65% 11
South West +26 36 £41,250 -2.94% 18
Midlands -10 33 £36,000 -7.10% 15
West Midlands -14 29 £36,000 -7.10% 10
Yorkshire -27 28 £50,000 +11.11% 10
Scotland +28 16 £38,750 +8.39% 7
East of England +68 13 £47,500 +18.75% 4
North East +10 7 £40,000 +14.29% 7
Wales +26 5 £41,500 -17.00% 1
East Midlands +22 4 £44,143 +13.92% 5

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

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 402 (100.00%) PHP
2 229 (56.97%) JavaScript
3 221 (54.98%) MySQL
4 201 (50.00%) CSS
4 201 (50.00%) Laravel
5 193 (48.01%) HTML
6 146 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
7 133 (33.08%) MVC
8 121 (30.10%) Git (software)
9 113 (28.11%) Symfony
10 107 (26.62%) Web Development
11 105 (26.12%) LAMP
12 96 (23.88%) Linux
13 95 (23.63%) Zend
14 86 (21.39%) jQuery
15 82 (20.40%) OOP
16 78 (19.40%) HTML5
17 77 (19.15%) OO
17 77 (19.15%) CMS
18 73 (18.16%) SQL
19 72 (17.91%) E-Commerce
20 66 (16.42%) CSS3
21 65 (16.17%) Vue.js
22 62 (15.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 59 (14.68%) AngularJS
23 59 (14.68%) Web Services
24 55 (13.68%) Finance
25 50 (12.44%) Yii
26 47 (11.69%) REST
26 47 (11.69%) Amazon AWS

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 77 (19.15%) CMS
2 35 (8.71%) WordPress
3 30 (7.46%) Apache
4 29 (7.21%) Drupal
5 19 (4.73%) nginx
6 15 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (2.99%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.50%) SilverStripe
8 2 (0.50%) Sitefinity
9 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (1.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 39 (9.70%) Magento
2 15 (3.73%) Payment Gateway
3 8 (1.99%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 47 (11.69%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (6.47%) SaaS
3 13 (3.23%) GitHub
4 10 (2.49%) AWS Lambda
4 10 (2.49%) Serverless
5 8 (1.99%) DigitalOcean
5 8 (1.99%) Linode
6 7 (1.74%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.49%) AdWords
7 6 (1.49%) Google Analytics
8 5 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.24%) Asana
8 5 (1.24%) G Suite
8 5 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.24%) npm
8 5 (1.24%) Sage Pay
8 5 (1.24%) Slack
9 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (0.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.50%) Quay.io
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.49%) Internet
1 6 (1.49%) SSH
2 3 (0.75%) VoIP
3 2 (0.50%) AMQP
3 2 (0.50%) HTTP
3 2 (0.50%) Intranet
3 2 (0.50%) Plixer Scrutinizer
4 1 (0.25%) Firewall
4 1 (0.25%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.25%) RTMP
4 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (54.98%) MySQL
2 32 (7.96%) SQL Server
3 28 (6.97%) Relational Database
4 21 (5.22%) NoSQL
5 14 (3.48%) MariaDB
6 10 (2.49%) Redis
7 9 (2.24%) Hadoop
7 9 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (1.74%) Big Data
10 4 (1.00%) MongoDB
10 4 (1.00%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.75%) HPCC
12 2 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.25%) Amazon Aurora
13 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.25%) HBase
Development Applications
1 121 (30.10%) Git (software)
2 26 (6.47%) Jenkins
3 17 (4.23%) PHPUnit
4 10 (2.49%) Subversion
5 9 (2.24%) Bitbucket
5 9 (2.24%) JIRA
6 6 (1.49%) GitLab
6 6 (1.49%) gulp
6 6 (1.49%) Mercurial
6 6 (1.49%) Travis CI
6 6 (1.49%) Vagrant
7 5 (1.24%) Apache Ivy
7 5 (1.24%) Bower
8 3 (0.75%) PhpStorm
9 2 (0.50%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.50%) Scrutinizer-CI
10 1 (0.25%) git-flow
10 1 (0.25%) JMeter
10 1 (0.25%) Selenium
10 1 (0.25%) Xdebug
General
1 55 (13.68%) Finance
2 35 (8.71%) Marketing
3 33 (8.21%) Banking
4 24 (5.97%) Retail
5 19 (4.73%) Games
6 6 (1.49%) Billing
6 6 (1.49%) Legal
7 5 (1.24%) Advertising
7 5 (1.24%) Law
7 5 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.00%) Back Office
8 4 (1.00%) Interactive Media
9 3 (0.75%) Digital Economy
9 3 (0.75%) Electronics
9 3 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.50%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (50.00%) CSS
1 201 (50.00%) Laravel
2 193 (48.01%) HTML
3 113 (28.11%) Symfony
4 105 (26.12%) LAMP
5 86 (21.39%) jQuery
6 78 (19.40%) HTML5
7 66 (16.42%) CSS3
8 65 (16.17%) Vue.js
9 62 (15.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 59 (14.68%) AngularJS
10 59 (14.68%) Web Services
11 50 (12.44%) Yii
12 47 (11.69%) REST
13 36 (8.96%) Node.js
13 36 (8.96%) React
14 32 (7.96%) RESTful
15 31 (7.71%) Sass
15 31 (7.71%) SOAP
16 26 (6.47%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.46%) Mobile App
2 28 (6.97%) User Experience
3 19 (4.73%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (3.73%) Fintech
4 15 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (1.74%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.24%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.00%) Data Structures
8 4 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.75%) Social Network
10 2 (0.50%) Blog
10 2 (0.50%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.25%) Anti-Piracy
11 1 (0.25%) Clustering
11 1 (0.25%) NHS
11 1 (0.25%) Replication
11 1 (0.25%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.25%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 96 (23.88%) Linux
2 6 (1.49%) Unix
3 4 (1.00%) Debian
4 3 (0.75%) Ubuntu
4 3 (0.75%) Windows
5 2 (0.50%) Android
6 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.25%) CentOS
6 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (36.32%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (33.08%) MVC
3 107 (26.62%) Web Development
4 82 (20.40%) OOP
5 77 (19.15%) OO
6 72 (17.91%) E-Commerce
7 46 (11.44%) OO PHP
8 38 (9.45%) TDD
9 33 (8.21%) Content Management
9 33 (8.21%) Front End Development
10 32 (7.96%) Asset Management
10 32 (7.96%) Scrum
11 31 (7.71%) Mobile First
12 30 (7.46%) Microservices
13 29 (7.21%) DevOps
14 27 (6.72%) Mentoring
15 26 (6.47%) Digital Marketing
15 26 (6.47%) Unit Testing
16 20 (4.98%) BDD
17 19 (4.73%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 402 (100.00%) PHP
2 229 (56.97%) JavaScript
3 73 (18.16%) SQL
4 21 (5.22%) PHP 7
4 21 (5.22%) Python
5 16 (3.98%) PHP 5
6 12 (2.99%) TypeScript
7 11 (2.74%) Go
8 9 (2.24%) Java
9 5 (1.24%) ES6
10 4 (1.00%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.00%) Ruby
11 3 (0.75%) C++
12 1 (0.25%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.25%) C
12 1 (0.25%) ES7
12 1 (0.25%) ES8
12 1 (0.25%) Java 8
12 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (3.73%) Degree
2 4 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.75%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (10.45%) Docker
2 4 (1.00%) Varnish
3 1 (0.25%) LXC
Systems Management
1 14 (3.48%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.99%) Ansible
3 3 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.75%) Puppet
3 3 (0.75%) Terraform
4 1 (0.25%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 95 (23.63%) Zend
2 23 (5.72%) Google
3 8 (1.99%) Facebook
3 8 (1.99%) Microsoft
3 8 (1.99%) Rackspace
4 5 (1.24%) PayPal
5 3 (0.75%) Demandware
5 3 (0.75%) SAP
6 2 (0.50%) Adobe
6 2 (0.50%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.50%) Fujitsu
6 2 (0.50%) Oracle
7 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.25%) Twitter
7 1 (0.25%) Xamarin