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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl PHP Python)
Rank 209 173 185
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +12
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 45 73 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.61% 1.09% 0.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.44% 2.26% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 41 62 63
Average salary £30,000 £33,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.44% +3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £27,500
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
3132 3228 3497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 42.76% 48.19% 48.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2686 2883 3130
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
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 1 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 1 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 -34 25 £26,500 -20.89% 7
Cheshire -8 9 £29,000 -0.85% 3
Merseyside +6 8 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Lancashire -7 3 £32,500 +26.21% 5
LAMP
England

LAMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 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 75 (85.23%) PHP
2 63 (71.59%) MySQL
3 61 (69.32%) CSS
3 61 (69.32%) HTML
4 60 (68.18%) JavaScript
5 49 (55.68%) Linux
6 36 (40.91%) CMS
7 32 (36.36%) OO
8 31 (35.23%) PHP5
9 29 (32.95%) XHTML
10 26 (29.55%) OO PHP
11 25 (28.41%) E-Commerce
11 25 (28.41%) MVC
12 24 (27.27%) jQuery
12 24 (27.27%) Marketing
13 23 (26.14%) Apache
14 21 (23.86%) Zend
15 20 (22.73%) Git (software)
16 19 (21.59%) Ajax
16 19 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (19.32%) REST
17 17 (19.32%) CodeIgniter
17 17 (19.32%) SQL
18 16 (18.18%) XML
18 16 (18.18%) Mobile App
19 15 (17.05%) Magento
20 14 (15.91%) Subversion
21 13 (14.77%) UNIX
21 13 (14.77%) CSS3
22 12 (13.64%) HTML5

LAMP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 36 (40.91%) CMS
2 23 (26.14%) Apache
3 11 (12.50%) Node.js
4 8 (9.09%) WordPress
5 2 (2.27%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.27%) Confluence
5 2 (2.27%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 15 (17.05%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (2.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.82%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.27%) OpenVPN
2 2 (2.27%) IPsec
2 2 (2.27%) VPN
2 2 (2.27%) PPTP
2 2 (2.27%) SAN
3 1 (1.14%) Internet
3 1 (1.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (71.59%) MySQL
2 6 (6.82%) Redis
2 6 (6.82%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.27%) Big Data
4 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 20 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 14 (15.91%) Subversion
3 2 (2.27%) PHPUnit
3 2 (2.27%) JIRA
4 1 (1.14%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.14%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (1.14%) Phing
4 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (27.27%) Marketing
2 6 (6.82%) Advertising
3 4 (4.55%) Retail
4 3 (3.41%) Games
5 2 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.27%) Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.14%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 73 (82.95%) Developer
2 50 (56.82%) PHP Developer
3 19 (21.59%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 13 (14.77%) Web Developer
4 13 (14.77%) PHP LAMP Developer
5 9 (10.23%) Senior Developer
6 8 (9.09%) MySQL Developer
7 6 (6.82%) LAMP Developer
7 6 (6.82%) Senior Applications Developer
7 6 (6.82%) PHP Web Developer
7 6 (6.82%) Applications Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Administrator
9 3 (3.41%) Graduate
9 3 (3.41%) Development Manager
9 3 (3.41%) Consultant
9 3 (3.41%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.41%) Programmer
9 3 (3.41%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (3.41%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.41%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (69.32%) CSS
1 61 (69.32%) HTML
2 29 (32.95%) XHTML
3 24 (27.27%) jQuery
4 19 (21.59%) Ajax
5 17 (19.32%) REST
5 17 (19.32%) CodeIgniter
6 16 (18.18%) XML
7 13 (14.77%) CSS3
8 12 (13.64%) HTML5
8 12 (13.64%) JSON
9 11 (12.50%) Symfony
10 9 (10.23%) DHTML
11 7 (7.95%) Laravel
12 6 (6.82%) Backbone.js
12 6 (6.82%) AngularJS
13 4 (4.55%) Yii
13 4 (4.55%) Web Services
14 3 (3.41%) .NET
14 3 (3.41%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 10 (11.36%) Open Source
3 6 (6.82%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.68%) Visualisation
5 4 (4.55%) Mathematics
5 4 (4.55%) Statistics
6 3 (3.41%) User Experience
7 2 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.27%) W3C
8 1 (1.14%) iPhone
8 1 (1.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 49 (55.68%) Linux
2 13 (14.77%) UNIX
3 8 (9.09%) Windows
4 5 (5.68%) CentOS
4 5 (5.68%) Android
5 4 (4.55%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.41%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (36.36%) OO
2 26 (29.55%) OO PHP
3 25 (28.41%) E-Commerce
3 25 (28.41%) MVC
4 19 (21.59%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (13.64%) Web Design
6 9 (10.23%) Web Accessibility
6 9 (10.23%) Load Balancing
7 8 (9.09%) OOP
7 8 (9.09%) TDD
8 7 (7.95%) Online Marketing
9 6 (6.82%) BDD
9 6 (6.82%) Analytics
9 6 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (5.68%) Mobile Application Development
10 5 (5.68%) Android Development
10 5 (5.68%) iOS Development
11 4 (4.55%) Web Application Development
11 4 (4.55%) SEO
12 3 (3.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 75 (85.23%) PHP
2 60 (68.18%) JavaScript
3 31 (35.23%) PHP5
4 17 (19.32%) SQL
5 8 (9.09%) Perl
6 6 (6.82%) Java
6 6 (6.82%) C
7 5 (5.68%) C#
7 5 (5.68%) C++
8 4 (4.55%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.41%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.27%) PHP4
10 2 (2.27%) Python
11 1 (1.14%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (7.95%) Degree
2 1 (1.14%) MySQL Certification
2 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (10.23%) Puppet
2 8 (9.09%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (23.86%) Zend
2 2 (2.27%) Atlassian
2 2 (2.27%) Perforce
2 2 (2.27%) IBM
2 2 (2.27%) HP
2 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.14%) Twitter
3 1 (1.14%) Appcelerator
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