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 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 164 192 170
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -22
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 81 58 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.34% 0.86% 1.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.27% 1.92% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 70 50 82
Average salary £33,500 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.28% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
2476 3019 3499
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 41.02% 44.60% 48.83%
Number of salaries quoted 2074 2566 3124
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £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 2 June 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 2 June 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 +37 49 £35,000 +35.92% 7
Lancashire -1 16 £32,500 +44.44% 3
Cheshire -20 9 £23,500 -32.85% 3
Merseyside +10 4 £48,750 +21.87%
Cumbria - 1 £21,500 -
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 130 (90.91%) PHP
2 104 (72.73%) Linux
3 99 (69.23%) MySQL
4 77 (53.85%) JavaScript
5 75 (52.45%) HTML
6 74 (51.75%) CSS
7 67 (46.85%) Apache
8 58 (40.56%) MVC
9 57 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
10 56 (39.16%) jQuery
11 52 (36.36%) Git (software)
12 38 (26.57%) CodeIgniter
13 36 (25.17%) HTML5
13 36 (25.17%) Degree
14 34 (23.78%) E-Commerce
15 33 (23.08%) TDD
16 31 (21.68%) OO
16 31 (21.68%) SQL
17 30 (20.98%) Web Services
18 27 (18.88%) OOP
18 27 (18.88%) Unit Testing
18 27 (18.88%) Magento
19 23 (16.08%) Web Development
20 22 (15.38%) XML
20 22 (15.38%) Zend
20 22 (15.38%) SDLC
21 21 (14.69%) Symfony
22 20 (13.99%) CSS3
22 20 (13.99%) Responsive Web Design
23 19 (13.29%) Software Engineering

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 67 (46.85%) Apache
2 18 (12.59%) nginx
3 15 (10.49%) WordPress
4 5 (3.50%) CMS
5 2 (1.40%) Drupal
5 2 (1.40%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.70%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 27 (18.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.10%) GitHub
3 2 (1.40%) SaaS
3 2 (1.40%) Route 53
3 2 (1.40%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.39%) DNS
1 12 (8.39%) SSH
2 10 (6.99%) VPN
3 7 (4.90%) FTP
4 6 (4.20%) HTTP
4 6 (4.20%) SMTP
4 6 (4.20%) DHCP
5 5 (3.50%) Network Security
6 4 (2.80%) Unified Communications
6 4 (2.80%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.80%) Wireless
7 2 (1.40%) OpenVPN
7 2 (1.40%) SSL
7 2 (1.40%) PPTP
7 2 (1.40%) Internet
7 2 (1.40%) IPsec
7 2 (1.40%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (69.23%) MySQL
2 16 (11.19%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.20%) Big Data
6 5 (3.50%) Relational Database
7 3 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.10%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 52 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 18 (12.59%) Selenium
3 17 (11.89%) Subversion
4 14 (9.79%) Jenkins
4 14 (9.79%) TeamCity
4 14 (9.79%) Hudson
5 9 (6.29%) JIRA
6 5 (3.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (3.50%) PHPUnit
6 5 (3.50%) Mercurial
7 3 (2.10%) Grunt
8 1 (0.70%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (4.20%) Finance
2 5 (3.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.50%) Retail
3 4 (2.80%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.10%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 98 (68.53%) Developer
2 65 (45.45%) PHP Developer
3 29 (20.28%) Web Developer
4 20 (13.99%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 18 (12.59%) Administrator
6 16 (11.19%) Linux Administrator
6 16 (11.19%) Software Developer
7 14 (9.79%) Software Engineer
8 13 (9.09%) Junior Developer
8 13 (9.09%) Junior
9 12 (8.39%) Junior PHP Developer
9 12 (8.39%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (6.99%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 10 (6.99%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 9 (6.29%) PHP Web Developer
11 9 (6.29%) Front-End Developer
12 8 (5.59%) Front-End Web Developer
12 8 (5.59%) Senior Developer
13 7 (4.90%) LAMP Developer
14 5 (3.50%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (52.45%) HTML
2 74 (51.75%) CSS
3 56 (39.16%) jQuery
4 38 (26.57%) CodeIgniter
5 36 (25.17%) HTML5
6 30 (20.98%) Web Services
7 22 (15.38%) XML
8 21 (14.69%) Symfony
9 20 (13.99%) CSS3
10 17 (11.89%) Sass
11 16 (11.19%) RESTful
12 15 (10.49%) Laravel
12 15 (10.49%) AngularJS
13 14 (9.79%) Ajax
14 13 (9.09%) REST
15 12 (8.39%) .NET
15 12 (8.39%) SOAP
16 11 (7.69%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (7.69%) Zurb Foundation
17 10 (6.99%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.99%) Mobile App
2 7 (4.90%) User Experience
3 5 (3.50%) W3C
3 5 (3.50%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (3.50%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.10%) Derivative
4 3 (2.10%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.40%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.40%) PKI
5 2 (1.40%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.40%) Replication
6 1 (0.70%) Photography
6 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.70%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 104 (72.73%) Linux
2 11 (7.69%) Windows
3 9 (6.29%) Apple iOS
3 9 (6.29%) Android
4 8 (5.59%) CentOS
5 6 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.50%) Debian
7 2 (1.40%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (40.56%) MVC
2 57 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (23.78%) E-Commerce
4 33 (23.08%) TDD
5 31 (21.68%) OO
6 27 (18.88%) OOP
6 27 (18.88%) Unit Testing
7 23 (16.08%) Web Development
8 22 (15.38%) SDLC
9 20 (13.99%) Responsive Web Design
10 19 (13.29%) Software Engineering
10 19 (13.29%) Scrum
11 18 (12.59%) Web Design
12 16 (11.19%) OO PHP
12 16 (11.19%) DevOps
13 10 (6.99%) Line Management
13 10 (6.99%) BDD
13 10 (6.99%) Project Management
14 9 (6.29%) Open Source
15 8 (5.59%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 130 (90.91%) PHP
2 77 (53.85%) JavaScript
3 31 (21.68%) SQL
4 13 (9.09%) C++
5 12 (8.39%) Perl
6 9 (6.29%) Java
7 8 (5.59%) C#
8 6 (4.20%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.80%) C
10 2 (1.40%) PHP5
10 2 (1.40%) Python
10 2 (1.40%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.40%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.40%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (25.17%) Degree
2 6 (4.20%) CCIE
2 6 (4.20%) CCNP
2 6 (4.20%) CCNA
2 6 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.50%) RHCA
3 5 (3.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.79%) QA
System Software
1 6 (4.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (10.49%) Puppet
2 9 (6.29%) Nagios
3 5 (3.50%) Vagrant
4 3 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.40%) Cacti
5 2 (1.40%) Opsview
6 1 (0.70%) Ansible
Vendors
1 22 (15.38%) Zend
2 10 (6.99%) Twitter
3 9 (6.29%) Red Hat
4 6 (4.20%) Cisco
4 6 (4.20%) Google
5 3 (2.10%) Perforce
5 3 (2.10%) Oracle
6 2 (1.40%) Adobe
7 1 (0.70%) Salesforce.com
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