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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 221 164 178
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +14
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 42 79 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 1.16% 1.06%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.36% 2.33% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 38 70 71
Average salary £29,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,550 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
3087 3385 3501
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.02% 49.87% 49.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2639 3013 3132
Average salary £37,608 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.45% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014. 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 -30 22 £26,500 -18.46% 1
Cheshire -12 10 £29,000 -13.43%
Merseyside +2 6 £60,000 +20.00%
Lancashire -2 4 £32,500 +30.00% 3
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 66 (84.62%) PHP
2 55 (70.51%) MySQL
3 54 (69.23%) CSS
3 54 (69.23%) HTML
4 52 (66.67%) JavaScript
5 41 (52.56%) Linux
6 31 (39.74%) OO
6 31 (39.74%) CMS
7 26 (33.33%) PHP5
8 25 (32.05%) Apache
9 24 (30.77%) XHTML
9 24 (30.77%) jQuery
10 22 (28.21%) Zend
10 22 (28.21%) E-Commerce
10 22 (28.21%) MVC
10 22 (28.21%) OO PHP
11 20 (25.64%) CodeIgniter
11 20 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (24.36%) SQL
13 18 (23.08%) Ajax
13 18 (23.08%) Marketing
13 18 (23.08%) Mobile App
13 18 (23.08%) Git (software)
14 13 (16.67%) Magento
15 12 (15.38%) HTML5
15 12 (15.38%) REST
15 12 (15.38%) Subversion
16 11 (14.10%) UNIX
16 11 (14.10%) Symfony
16 11 (14.10%) WordPress

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 31 (39.74%) CMS
2 25 (32.05%) Apache
3 11 (14.10%) WordPress
3 11 (14.10%) Node.js
4 3 (3.85%) Drupal
5 2 (2.56%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.56%) Confluence
6 1 (1.28%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 13 (16.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.56%) Route 53
1 2 (2.56%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.56%) VPN
2 2 (2.56%) SAN
2 2 (2.56%) PPTP
2 2 (2.56%) IPsec
2 2 (2.56%) OpenVPN
3 1 (1.28%) SSH
3 1 (1.28%) Internet
3 1 (1.28%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (70.51%) MySQL
2 6 (7.69%) NoSQL
2 6 (7.69%) Redis
3 2 (2.56%) Big Data
4 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 18 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 12 (15.38%) Subversion
3 3 (3.85%) JIRA
4 2 (2.56%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.28%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (1.28%) Phing
5 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.28%) Mercurial
General
1 18 (23.08%) Marketing
2 8 (10.26%) Advertising
3 3 (3.85%) Games
4 2 (2.56%) Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Retail
4 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.28%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.28%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 64 (82.05%) Developer
2 46 (58.97%) PHP Developer
3 16 (20.51%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 14 (17.95%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 12 (15.38%) Web Developer
6 8 (10.26%) Senior Developer
7 7 (8.97%) LAMP Developer
8 6 (7.69%) Applications Developer
8 6 (7.69%) MySQL Developer
8 6 (7.69%) Senior Applications Developer
9 5 (6.41%) Administrator
10 4 (5.13%) Junior
10 4 (5.13%) Junior Developer
11 3 (3.85%) Graduate
11 3 (3.85%) Development Manager
11 3 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
11 3 (3.85%) Junior PHP Developer
11 3 (3.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 3 (3.85%) Graduate Developer
11 3 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (69.23%) HTML
1 54 (69.23%) CSS
2 24 (30.77%) XHTML
2 24 (30.77%) jQuery
3 20 (25.64%) CodeIgniter
4 18 (23.08%) Ajax
5 12 (15.38%) HTML5
5 12 (15.38%) REST
6 11 (14.10%) CSS3
6 11 (14.10%) Symfony
7 9 (11.54%) DHTML
8 8 (10.26%) XML
8 8 (10.26%) Laravel
9 6 (7.69%) Backbone.js
9 6 (7.69%) AngularJS
9 6 (7.69%) Yii
9 6 (7.69%) JSON
10 5 (6.41%) PhoneGap
11 4 (5.13%) Web Services
12 3 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.08%) Mobile App
2 7 (8.97%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.97%) Open Source
3 3 (3.85%) W3C
4 2 (2.56%) User Experience
4 2 (2.56%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.28%) Statistics
5 1 (1.28%) Photography
5 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.28%) Social Media
5 1 (1.28%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 41 (52.56%) Linux
2 11 (14.10%) UNIX
3 8 (10.26%) Windows
3 8 (10.26%) Android
4 7 (8.97%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.13%) CentOS
6 2 (2.56%) HPUX
6 2 (2.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.74%) OO
2 22 (28.21%) E-Commerce
2 22 (28.21%) MVC
2 22 (28.21%) OO PHP
3 20 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (11.54%) OOP
4 9 (11.54%) Web Accessibility
5 8 (10.26%) Load Balancing
5 8 (10.26%) Android Development
5 8 (10.26%) iOS Development
5 8 (10.26%) TDD
5 8 (10.26%) Web Design
6 7 (8.97%) Mobile Application Development
7 6 (7.69%) BDD
7 6 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (6.41%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.41%) SEO
9 3 (3.85%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.85%) Content Management
9 3 (3.85%) Online Marketing
Programming Languages
1 66 (84.62%) PHP
2 52 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 26 (33.33%) PHP5
4 19 (24.36%) SQL
5 7 (8.97%) Perl
6 6 (7.69%) C++
6 6 (7.69%) Java
7 5 (6.41%) C#
7 5 (6.41%) Bash Shell
8 4 (5.13%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.85%) C
10 2 (2.56%) Python
11 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (11.54%) Degree
2 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (11.54%) Puppet
2 8 (10.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (28.21%) Zend
2 2 (2.56%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.56%) IBM
2 2 (2.56%) Adobe
2 2 (2.56%) HP
2 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
2 2 (2.56%) Perforce
3 1 (1.28%) Appcelerator
3 1 (1.28%) Twitter
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