The table below looks at the statistics for LAMP skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited LAMP over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 161 213 181
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -32
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 80 36 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.22% 0.51% 0.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.01% 1.15% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 71 33 63
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £44,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
LAMP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2658 3136 3453
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.67% 44.06% 47.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2241 2640 3077
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

LAMP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing LAMP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LAMP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

LAMP
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAMP across the North West region.

LAMP Salary Trend in the North West

LAMP
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing LAMP across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

LAMP Salary Histogram in the North West

LAMP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +39 53 £35,000 +11.99% 4
Lancashire +5 15 £32,500 +8.33%
Cheshire +4 10 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Merseyside +10 2 £42,500 -15.00% 1
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing LAMP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAMP.

1 141 (88.13%) PHP
2 110 (68.75%) Linux
3 107 (66.88%) MySQL
4 74 (46.25%) JavaScript
5 70 (43.75%) CSS
6 69 (43.13%) HTML
7 63 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
8 61 (38.13%) Apache
9 53 (33.13%) jQuery
10 50 (31.25%) Git (software)
11 46 (28.75%) MVC
12 38 (23.75%) SQL
13 34 (21.25%) TDD
13 34 (21.25%) CodeIgniter
13 34 (21.25%) Magento
14 32 (20.00%) Web Services
15 31 (19.38%) OO
16 30 (18.75%) Unit Testing
17 29 (18.13%) Scrum
18 28 (17.50%) OOP
19 27 (16.88%) XML
19 27 (16.88%) E-Commerce
20 26 (16.25%) VPN
20 26 (16.25%) Zend
20 26 (16.25%) Puppet
21 24 (15.00%) Software Engineering
21 24 (15.00%) C++
22 23 (14.38%) Degree
22 23 (14.38%) REST
23 22 (13.75%) WordPress

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing LAMP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited LAMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 61 (38.13%) Apache
2 22 (13.75%) WordPress
3 21 (13.13%) nginx
4 5 (3.13%) CMS
5 3 (1.88%) Apache ServiceMix
6 2 (1.25%) Drupal
7 1 (0.63%) Jetty
7 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.63%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.63%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (1.25%) MS Office
1 2 (1.25%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.25%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.63%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 34 (21.25%) Magento
2 2 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (5.63%) Route 53
2 9 (5.63%) Amazon ELB
3 4 (2.50%) GitHub
4 3 (1.88%) SaaS
5 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.25%) VPN
2 15 (9.38%) DNS
3 11 (6.88%) FTP
3 11 (6.88%) SSH
4 9 (5.63%) Network Security
4 9 (5.63%) OpenVPN
4 9 (5.63%) PPTP
4 9 (5.63%) IPsec
5 7 (4.38%) HTTP
5 7 (4.38%) SMTP
6 6 (3.75%) DHCP
6 6 (3.75%) SSL
6 6 (3.75%) Wireless
7 5 (3.13%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.50%) Firewall
8 4 (2.50%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (66.88%) MySQL
2 13 (8.13%) SQL Server
3 11 (6.88%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (5.63%) Big Data
5 7 (4.38%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.13%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.88%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.63%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.63%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 50 (31.25%) Git (software)
2 20 (12.50%) Selenium
3 13 (8.13%) Subversion
3 13 (8.13%) JIRA
4 12 (7.50%) TeamCity
4 12 (7.50%) Hudson
4 12 (7.50%) Jenkins
5 7 (4.38%) PHPUnit
6 3 (1.88%) Grunt
6 3 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.88%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.63%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (4.38%) Finance
1 7 (4.38%) Retail
2 6 (3.75%) Financial Institution
3 5 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.13%) Marketing
4 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.63%) Automotive
4 1 (0.63%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 93 (58.13%) Developer
2 64 (40.00%) PHP Developer
3 20 (12.50%) Administrator
4 19 (11.88%) Linux Administrator
5 18 (11.25%) Web Developer
5 18 (11.25%) PHP LAMP Developer
6 15 (9.38%) Software Engineer
7 13 (8.13%) Systems Administrator
8 12 (7.50%) Junior
8 12 (7.50%) Junior Developer
8 12 (7.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 11 (6.88%) Junior PHP Developer
10 10 (6.25%) PHP Web Developer
10 10 (6.25%) Software Developer
11 9 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
12 8 (5.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 7 (4.38%) Front-End Developer
13 7 (4.38%) Analyst
14 6 (3.75%) Support Analyst
14 6 (3.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (43.75%) CSS
2 69 (43.13%) HTML
3 53 (33.13%) jQuery
4 34 (21.25%) CodeIgniter
5 32 (20.00%) Web Services
6 27 (16.88%) XML
7 23 (14.38%) REST
8 20 (12.50%) Ajax
9 19 (11.88%) HTML5
10 18 (11.25%) Symfony
11 15 (9.38%) SOAP
12 14 (8.75%) RESTful
13 12 (7.50%) .NET
14 11 (6.88%) JSON
14 11 (6.88%) Laravel
15 9 (5.63%) AngularJS
16 8 (5.00%) Sass
16 8 (5.00%) Yii
16 8 (5.00%) .NET Framework
17 6 (3.75%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.63%) Mobile App
2 10 (6.25%) User Experience
3 9 (5.63%) Cryptography
3 9 (5.63%) PKI
4 8 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.50%) W3C
6 4 (2.50%) Replication
7 3 (1.88%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.88%) Derivative
8 2 (1.25%) Clustering
8 2 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.25%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.63%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.63%) Social Media
9 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.63%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 110 (68.75%) Linux
2 17 (10.63%) CentOS
3 14 (8.75%) Windows
4 13 (8.13%) Android
4 13 (8.13%) Apple iOS
5 7 (4.38%) Debian
6 6 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.13%) UNIX
8 3 (1.88%) Solaris
9 2 (1.25%) AIX
9 2 (1.25%) HPUX
9 2 (1.25%) Tru64
9 2 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.63%) SUSE
10 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (28.75%) MVC
3 34 (21.25%) TDD
4 31 (19.38%) OO
5 30 (18.75%) Unit Testing
6 29 (18.13%) Scrum
7 28 (17.50%) OOP
8 27 (16.88%) E-Commerce
9 24 (15.00%) Software Engineering
10 22 (13.75%) SDLC
11 20 (12.50%) DevOps
12 18 (11.25%) Responsive Web Design
12 18 (11.25%) Analytics
13 12 (7.50%) Web Development
13 12 (7.50%) Project Management
14 11 (6.88%) OO PHP
14 11 (6.88%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (6.88%) Open Source
14 11 (6.88%) Continuous Delivery
15 10 (6.25%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 141 (88.13%) PHP
2 74 (46.25%) JavaScript
3 38 (23.75%) SQL
4 24 (15.00%) C++
5 15 (9.38%) Bash Shell
6 14 (8.75%) Perl
7 11 (6.88%) Java
7 11 (6.88%) Python
8 5 (3.13%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.13%) C#
9 4 (2.50%) C
9 4 (2.50%) Ruby
9 4 (2.50%) XQuery
10 2 (1.25%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.25%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.25%) PHP5
11 1 (0.63%) PHP4
11 1 (0.63%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (14.38%) Degree
2 6 (3.75%) CCIE
2 6 (3.75%) CCNP
2 6 (3.75%) CCNA
2 6 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.13%) RHCE
3 5 (3.13%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.50%) QA
2 2 (1.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (10.63%) Docker
2 2 (1.25%) Samba
3 1 (0.63%) Xen
3 1 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.63%) Varnish
3 1 (0.63%) KVM
3 1 (0.63%) Ceph
3 1 (0.63%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 26 (16.25%) Puppet
2 16 (10.00%) Vagrant
3 8 (5.00%) Nagios
4 4 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.88%) Opsview
6 1 (0.63%) cPanel
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.63%) Plesk
6 1 (0.63%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.63%) Ansible
Vendors
1 26 (16.25%) Zend
2 12 (7.50%) Red Hat
3 7 (4.38%) Google
3 7 (4.38%) Cisco
4 6 (3.75%) Perforce
5 5 (3.13%) Oracle
6 2 (1.25%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.25%) Sun
7 1 (0.63%) EMC
7 1 (0.63%) Juniper
7 1 (0.63%) VMware
7 1 (0.63%) Twitter
7 1 (0.63%) Dell Compellent
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