I've been working as a PHP developer for a couple of years now and I'm curious about the impact of specialized skills or knowledge in specific frameworks or technologies on salaries. I've recently started learning a new PHP framework and I'm wondering if investing time in becoming an expert in it will lead to higher earning potential.
I've heard that having specialized skills can make a big difference when it comes to salary negotiations. But I'd love to hear from other experienced PHP developers in this community about their personal experiences. Have you found that being proficient in a specific framework or technology has helped you earn more? Is it worth investing time in gaining expertise in a particular framework, or is having a solid understanding of PHP enough to land well-paying jobs?
It would be helpful if you could provide some context about your own experiences and the specific frameworks or technologies you have expertise in. Also, if you have any insights or tips on how to effectively showcase specialized skills during salary negotiations, I would really appreciate it.
Thank you in advance for your guidance and advice!