Period
to 26 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Senior PHP Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 January 2022.

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
26 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 799 545 654
Rank change year-on-year -254 +109 +79
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior PHP Developer 270 248 409
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.39% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.40% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 215 222 386
10th Percentile £42,500 £35,000 £36,250
25th Percentile £47,875 £41,250 £42,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £66,125 £71,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% - -

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 119,963 61,282 118,471
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.11% 95.14% 95.56%
Number of salaries quoted 80,461 50,202 95,872
10th Percentile £31,750 £32,000 £28,750
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,119 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 26 January 2022.

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 26 January 2022. 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 -272 214 £55,000 +10.00% 59
UK excluding London -194 182 £55,000 +22.22% 47
Work from Home -169 102 £55,000 +10.00% 17
South East -134 60 £55,000 +14.58% 4
London -212 47 £70,000 +16.67% 18
North of England -133 35 £55,000 +22.22% 19
South West -63 33 £47,500 +5.56% 4
North West -89 30 £50,000 +25.00% 14
Midlands -95 27 £60,000 +33.33% 13
West Midlands -86 14 £62,500 +38.89% 7
East Midlands -41 13 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Scotland -64 13 £45,000 -10.00% 4
East of England -90 8 £60,000 - 1
Wales -42 6 £48,750 -11.36%
Yorkshire -86 5 £56,250 +25.00% 4

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2022, 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.

1 270 (100.00%) PHP
2 170 (62.96%) Laravel
3 166 (61.48%) MySQL
4 161 (59.63%) JavaScript
5 134 (49.63%) Symfony
6 119 (44.07%) CSS
7 117 (43.33%) HTML
8 115 (42.59%) Git (software)
9 101 (37.41%) MVC
10 78 (28.89%) Full Stack Development
11 77 (28.52%) REST
11 77 (28.52%) AWS
12 72 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
13 59 (21.85%) Linux
13 59 (21.85%) React
14 50 (18.52%) Docker
15 49 (18.15%) PHPUnit
16 48 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
17 47 (17.41%) Vue.js
18 45 (16.67%) RESTful
18 45 (16.67%) jQuery
19 44 (16.30%) OO
20 43 (15.93%) DevOps
21 41 (15.19%) TDD
21 41 (15.19%) Web Development
22 40 (14.81%) CMS
23 36 (13.33%) JIRA
24 35 (12.96%) AngularJS
25 34 (12.59%) SaaS
25 34 (12.59%) Unit Testing

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 40 (14.81%) CMS
2 33 (12.22%) Drupal
3 20 (7.41%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (6.30%) WordPress
5 10 (3.70%) Apache
6 4 (1.48%) Confluence
7 3 (1.11%) nginx
8 1 (0.37%) Headless CMS
8 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (2.22%) InVision
Business Applications
1 9 (3.33%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 77 (28.52%) AWS
2 34 (12.59%) SaaS
3 27 (10.00%) Azure
4 20 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (7.41%) GitHub
5 18 (6.67%) Amazon S3
6 15 (5.56%) GitHub Actions
7 12 (4.44%) Amazon SQS
8 10 (3.70%) AWS Lambda
8 10 (3.70%) Serverless
9 8 (2.96%) Azure Machine Learning
10 7 (2.59%) GCP
11 6 (2.22%) CloudFront
12 5 (1.85%) Cloud Functions
12 5 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (1.11%) npm
14 2 (0.74%) Cloudflare
15 1 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.37%) Firebase
15 1 (0.37%) PubNub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.33%) SSL
2 6 (2.22%) Intranet
3 5 (1.85%) SMS
4 2 (0.74%) DNS
5 1 (0.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (61.48%) MySQL
2 23 (8.52%) Relational Database
3 19 (7.04%) MongoDB
4 17 (6.30%) NoSQL
5 12 (4.44%) MariaDB
5 12 (4.44%) Redis
6 11 (4.07%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (2.96%) SQL Server
8 2 (0.74%) Big Data
9 1 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 115 (42.59%) Git (software)
2 49 (18.15%) PHPUnit
3 36 (13.33%) JIRA
4 18 (6.67%) GitLab
5 10 (3.70%) Selenium
6 9 (3.33%) Mercurial
7 8 (2.96%) Bitbucket
7 8 (2.96%) Subversion
8 6 (2.22%) Jenkins
9 5 (1.85%) Postman
10 3 (1.11%) webpack
11 2 (0.74%) CF BOSH
11 2 (0.74%) PhpStorm
12 1 (0.37%) Codeception
12 1 (0.37%) Grunt
12 1 (0.37%) gulp
General
1 31 (11.48%) Finance
2 30 (11.11%) Social Skills
3 22 (8.15%) Marketing
4 15 (5.56%) Retail
5 10 (3.70%) Games
6 9 (3.33%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.22%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.11%) Banking
9 3 (1.11%) Czech Language
9 3 (1.11%) Legal
9 3 (1.11%) Slovak Language
10 2 (0.74%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 2 (0.74%) Public Sector
11 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (62.96%) Laravel
2 134 (49.63%) Symfony
3 119 (44.07%) CSS
4 117 (43.33%) HTML
5 77 (28.52%) REST
6 59 (21.85%) React
7 47 (17.41%) Vue.js
8 45 (16.67%) jQuery
8 45 (16.67%) RESTful
9 35 (12.96%) AngularJS
10 34 (12.59%) LAMP
11 26 (9.63%) CodeIgniter
12 23 (8.52%) Sass
13 19 (7.04%) HTML5
14 16 (5.93%) Node.js
15 15 (5.56%) CakePHP
15 15 (5.56%) pytest
16 14 (5.19%) Behat
16 14 (5.19%) SOAP
16 14 (5.19%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.63%) User Experience
2 20 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (5.19%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (4.07%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.96%) Legacy Code
6 7 (2.59%) PKI
6 7 (2.59%) Social Media
7 6 (2.22%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.22%) Cloud Native
7 6 (2.22%) Contract for Difference
7 6 (2.22%) Equities
7 6 (2.22%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.22%) Spread Betting
8 5 (1.85%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.85%) Photography
9 4 (1.48%) Augmented Reality
10 3 (1.11%) Online Games
11 2 (0.74%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.74%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 59 (21.85%) Linux
2 7 (2.59%) Ubuntu
3 5 (1.85%) Mac OS
4 4 (1.48%) CentOS
5 1 (0.37%) Fedora
5 1 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (37.41%) MVC
2 78 (28.89%) Full Stack Development
3 72 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (17.78%) Problem-Solving
5 44 (16.30%) OO
6 43 (15.93%) DevOps
7 41 (15.19%) TDD
7 41 (15.19%) Web Development
8 34 (12.59%) Unit Testing
9 33 (12.22%) CI/CD
10 31 (11.48%) Software Engineering
11 30 (11.11%) OOP
12 28 (10.37%) Fintech
13 26 (9.63%) SOLID
14 22 (8.15%) OO PHP
15 21 (7.78%) E-Commerce
16 20 (7.41%) Test Automation
17 18 (6.67%) Microservices
17 18 (6.67%) Web Application Development
18 17 (6.30%) Artificial Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 270 (100.00%) PHP
2 161 (59.63%) JavaScript
3 33 (12.22%) PHP 7
4 30 (11.11%) SQL
5 27 (10.00%) Go
6 22 (8.15%) Python
7 17 (6.30%) Bash
8 7 (2.59%) ES6
8 7 (2.59%) TypeScript
9 5 (1.85%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.11%) C#
10 3 (1.11%) Java
11 2 (0.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (0.74%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.48%) QA
3 2 (0.74%) Accessibility
System Software
1 50 (18.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (3.33%) Ansible
2 3 (1.11%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 31 (11.48%) Zend
2 8 (2.96%) Google
3 5 (1.85%) Bloomberg
4 3 (1.11%) Facebook
4 3 (1.11%) WooCommerce
5 1 (0.37%) Apple
5 1 (0.37%) Atlassian
5 1 (0.37%) Pinterest