Senior PHP Developer
UK

The median Senior PHP Developer salary in the UK is £55,000 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 23 February 2024.

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

6 months to
23 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 709 523 856
Rank change year-on-year -186 +333 -275
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 112 612 274
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.55% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.58% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 106 113 218
10th Percentile £45,000 £48,750 £42,125
25th Percentile £46,250 £52,500 £50,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% +18.56%
75th Percentile £62,500 £77,500 £67,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £90,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% +9.09% +22.22%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
UK

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.

Permanent vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 74,162 104,946 133,262
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 94.29% 95.57%
Number of salaries quoted 55,839 66,156 84,067
10th Percentile £28,500 £32,750 £32,000
25th Percentile £39,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%
75th Percentile £73,750 £82,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £100,000 £95,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 23 February 2024.

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 February 2024. 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
Jobs
England -137 96 £55,000 -8.33% 37
UK excluding London -227 96 £52,500 -12.50% 29
Work from Home +149 80 £55,000 -8.33% 32
North of England -22 37 £52,500 -4.55% 10
North West +39 27 £52,500 -4.55% 5
South East +22 22 £55,000 -10.20% 4
South West -30 17 £50,000 -13.04% 6
London +159 10 £75,000 +27.66% 10
Yorkshire +21 10 £50,000 - 5
Wales +4 9 £50,000 - 3
East of England +15 5 £52,500 -38.24% 2
Scotland -43 3 £52,500 +10.53%
Midlands -65 3 £50,000 -4.76% 4
West Midlands +2 2 £60,000 +17.07% 2
East Midlands -59 1 £50,000 -9.09% 2

Senior PHP Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities

For the 6 months to 23 February 2024, Senior PHP Developer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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.

1 112 (100.00%) PHP
2 86 (76.79%) Laravel
3 50 (44.64%) AWS
4 46 (41.07%) MySQL
5 39 (34.82%) JavaScript
6 38 (33.93%) React
7 32 (28.57%) Symfony
8 31 (27.68%) Vue
9 29 (25.89%) Social Skills
10 26 (23.21%) SaaS
10 26 (23.21%) HTML
11 24 (21.43%) CSS
12 23 (20.54%) Git
13 21 (18.75%) Agile
13 21 (18.75%) TDD
14 20 (17.86%) MVC
15 15 (13.39%) OOP
15 15 (13.39%) E-Commerce
15 15 (13.39%) Docker
15 15 (13.39%) Full Stack Development
16 13 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
17 12 (10.71%) GCP
17 12 (10.71%) Scrum
18 11 (9.82%) Clean Code
19 10 (8.93%) LAMP
19 10 (8.93%) Mentoring
19 10 (8.93%) RESTful
20 9 (8.04%) AngularJS
20 9 (8.04%) Web Development
20 9 (8.04%) Kanban

Senior PHP Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.25%) WordPress
2 3 (2.68%) CMS
2 3 (2.68%) Drupal
3 2 (1.79%) Apache
3 2 (1.79%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 50 (44.64%) AWS
2 26 (23.21%) SaaS
3 12 (10.71%) GCP
4 6 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.57%) Firebase
5 4 (3.57%) GitHub
6 3 (2.68%) Azure
7 2 (1.79%) Cloudflare
8 1 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.89%) Boomi
8 1 (0.89%) Datadog
8 1 (0.89%) Discord
8 1 (0.89%) Serverless
8 1 (0.89%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.89%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (41.07%) MySQL
2 7 (6.25%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.46%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.57%) BigQuery
5 2 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.89%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (20.54%) Git
2 4 (3.57%) PHPUnit
3 3 (2.68%) Cypress.io
3 3 (2.68%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.68%) webpack
4 1 (0.89%) GitLab
4 1 (0.89%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (25.89%) Social Skills
2 8 (7.14%) Finance
3 7 (6.25%) Retail
4 6 (5.36%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.57%) Marketing
5 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.89%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.89%) Electronics
6 1 (0.89%) Legal
6 1 (0.89%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (76.79%) Laravel
2 38 (33.93%) React
3 32 (28.57%) Symfony
4 31 (27.68%) Vue
5 26 (23.21%) HTML
6 24 (21.43%) CSS
7 10 (8.93%) LAMP
7 10 (8.93%) RESTful
8 9 (8.04%) AngularJS
9 6 (5.36%) Node.js
9 6 (5.36%) Web Services
9 6 (5.36%) Yii
10 4 (3.57%) jQuery
11 3 (2.68%) GatsbyJS
11 3 (2.68%) Redux
12 2 (1.79%) Ajax
12 2 (1.79%) HTML5
12 2 (1.79%) REST
12 2 (1.79%) SOAP
12 2 (1.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) PropTech
2 8 (7.14%) Product Ownership
3 5 (4.46%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.68%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.68%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.68%) Solar Energy
5 2 (1.79%) Legacy Code
6 1 (0.89%) Digital Wallet
6 1 (0.89%) Educational Technology
6 1 (0.89%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.89%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.75%) Agile
1 21 (18.75%) TDD
2 20 (17.86%) MVC
3 15 (13.39%) E-Commerce
3 15 (13.39%) Full Stack Development
3 15 (13.39%) OOP
4 13 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (10.71%) Scrum
6 11 (9.82%) Clean Code
7 10 (8.93%) Mentoring
8 9 (8.04%) Kanban
8 9 (8.04%) Web Development
9 8 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (7.14%) Roadmaps
9 8 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 8 (7.14%) Unit Testing
10 6 (5.36%) Refactoring
11 5 (4.46%) OO
11 5 (4.46%) OO PHP
11 5 (4.46%) User Experience
Programming Languages
1 112 (100.00%) PHP
2 39 (34.82%) JavaScript
3 7 (6.25%) TypeScript
4 6 (5.36%) SQL
5 1 (0.89%) Bash
Qualifications
1 1 (0.89%) Degree
System Software
1 15 (13.39%) Docker
2 1 (0.89%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (3.57%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.89%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (4.46%) Google
2 3 (2.68%) Zend
3 1 (0.89%) Dell
3 1 (0.89%) SAP
3 1 (0.89%) Twitter