Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for LAMP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited LAMP over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 209 222
Rank change year-on-year -17 +13 +2
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 145 158 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.14% 1.29% 1.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.59% 3.03% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 110 148 123
North West median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - +6.06%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,000 £26,300
90th Percentile £56,250 £61,250 £49,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

LAMP is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 5,599 5,208 4,619
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 44.17% 42.54% 38.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4,658 4,563 4,022
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £59,500 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing LAMP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for LAMP 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for LAMP in the North West

LAMP
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LAMP in the North West over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Salary histogram for LAMP in the North West

LAMP
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the North West region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -16 101 £40,000 +14.29% 36
Cheshire -35 26 £37,500 -34.78% 7
Merseyside +40 17 £47,500 +22.58% 7
Lancashire +2 1 £25,000 -23.08%
LAMP
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT jobs citing LAMP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 115 (79.31%) MySQL
2 104 (71.72%) PHP
3 101 (69.66%) Linux
4 74 (51.03%) JavaScript
5 68 (46.90%) Apache
5 68 (46.90%) jQuery
6 63 (43.45%) CSS
7 62 (42.76%) HTML
8 59 (40.69%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (31.03%) Python
10 41 (28.28%) MVC
10 41 (28.28%) DevOps
11 40 (27.59%) Git (software)
12 39 (26.90%) SQL
13 36 (24.83%) OOP
13 36 (24.83%) Ajax
14 33 (22.76%) Java
15 32 (22.07%) Web Services
16 30 (20.69%) E-Commerce
16 30 (20.69%) Scrum
16 30 (20.69%) HTML5
16 30 (20.69%) MongoDB
17 27 (18.62%) Tomcat
18 26 (17.93%) Perl
18 26 (17.93%) Oracle
18 26 (17.93%) Software Engineering
19 23 (15.86%) Ruby
19 23 (15.86%) Laravel
20 22 (15.17%) CSS3
20 22 (15.17%) LEMP Stack

LAMP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 68 (46.90%) Apache
2 27 (18.62%) Tomcat
3 19 (13.10%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (13.10%) nginx
4 16 (11.03%) CMS
5 13 (8.97%) WordPress
6 10 (6.90%) Apache Pig
6 10 (6.90%) Apache Spark
7 6 (4.14%) Drupal
7 6 (4.14%) IIS
7 6 (4.14%) JBoss
8 3 (2.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (2.07%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.69%) Joomla!
Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (1.38%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.69%) InDesign
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (11.72%) Magento
2 1 (0.69%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.48%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (3.45%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.07%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 3 (2.07%) Heroku
4 2 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.69%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.69%) npm
5 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.21%) SSL
2 6 (4.14%) AMQP
3 3 (2.07%) Firewall
4 2 (1.38%) Asterisk PBX
4 2 (1.38%) HTTP
4 2 (1.38%) LAN
4 2 (1.38%) WAN
5 1 (0.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (79.31%) MySQL
2 30 (20.69%) MongoDB
3 18 (12.41%) Relational Database
4 16 (11.03%) SQL Server
5 12 (8.28%) RDBMS
6 10 (6.90%) Apache Hive
6 10 (6.90%) Big Data
6 10 (6.90%) Hadoop
7 8 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (2.76%) MariaDB
10 3 (2.07%) NoSQL
10 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database
10 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (2.07%) SQLite
11 2 (1.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 40 (27.59%) Git (software)
2 21 (14.48%) Subversion
3 14 (9.66%) Jenkins
4 10 (6.90%) Grunt
4 10 (6.90%) gulp
5 7 (4.83%) JIRA
6 3 (2.07%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (2.07%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (2.07%) PHPUnit
7 2 (1.38%) Bitbucket
7 2 (1.38%) PhpStorm
7 2 (1.38%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.69%) Dreamweaver
8 1 (0.69%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.69%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.69%) PostCSS
General
1 11 (7.59%) Retail
2 7 (4.83%) Automotive
3 4 (2.76%) Finance
4 2 (1.38%) Banking
4 2 (1.38%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.38%) Law
4 2 (1.38%) Marketing
4 2 (1.38%) Military
5 1 (0.69%) Advertising
5 1 (0.69%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 96 (66.21%) Developer
2 58 (40.00%) PHP Developer
3 13 (8.97%) Software Engineer
4 12 (8.28%) Lead Developer
5 11 (7.59%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (7.59%) Lead PHP Developer
5 11 (7.59%) Senior Developer
6 10 (6.90%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 9 (6.21%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (5.52%) Lead Software Engineer
8 8 (5.52%) Ruby on Rails Developer
9 7 (4.83%) LAMP Developer
9 7 (4.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) Senior PHP Developer
10 6 (4.14%) Database Specialist
10 6 (4.14%) Linux Specialist
10 6 (4.14%) Magento Developer
10 6 (4.14%) Web Developer
11 5 (3.45%) PHP Web Developer
11 5 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (46.90%) jQuery
2 63 (43.45%) CSS
3 62 (42.76%) HTML
4 36 (24.83%) Ajax
5 32 (22.07%) Web Services
6 30 (20.69%) HTML5
7 23 (15.86%) Laravel
8 22 (15.17%) CSS3
8 22 (15.17%) LEMP Stack
9 21 (14.48%) AngularJS
10 20 (13.79%) XML
11 18 (12.41%) Node.js
11 18 (12.41%) SOAP
11 18 (12.41%) Symfony
12 17 (11.72%) JSON
12 17 (11.72%) Sass
13 16 (11.03%) Middleware
14 14 (9.66%) REST
15 13 (8.97%) Hibernate
15 13 (8.97%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.34%) User Experience
2 11 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.90%) PKI
4 8 (5.52%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (4.14%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (4.14%) Xbox
6 5 (3.45%) iPad
7 2 (1.38%) Video Editing
8 1 (0.69%) Animation
8 1 (0.69%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 101 (69.66%) Linux
2 20 (13.79%) Unix
3 16 (11.03%) Ubuntu
3 16 (11.03%) Windows
4 13 (8.97%) CentOS
5 11 (7.59%) Debian
6 7 (4.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (4.83%) SUSE
7 5 (3.45%) AIX
8 4 (2.76%) Mac OS X
9 3 (2.07%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.69%) Android
10 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (40.69%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (28.28%) DevOps
2 41 (28.28%) MVC
3 36 (24.83%) OOP
4 30 (20.69%) E-Commerce
4 30 (20.69%) Scrum
5 26 (17.93%) Software Engineering
6 21 (14.48%) Project Management
7 20 (13.79%) Mentoring
8 19 (13.10%) Web Development
9 18 (12.41%) BDD
10 16 (11.03%) TDD
11 15 (10.34%) OO
12 13 (8.97%) Analytics
12 13 (8.97%) SOA
13 12 (8.28%) Configuration Management
13 12 (8.28%) Visualisation
14 11 (7.59%) Kanban
14 11 (7.59%) Time Management
15 10 (6.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 104 (71.72%) PHP
2 74 (51.03%) JavaScript
3 45 (31.03%) Python
4 39 (26.90%) SQL
5 33 (22.76%) Java
6 26 (17.93%) Perl
7 23 (15.86%) Ruby
8 21 (14.48%) Bash Shell
9 13 (8.97%) C++
10 11 (7.59%) C
11 7 (4.83%) Shell Script
12 5 (3.45%) C#
12 5 (3.45%) PHP 7
13 3 (2.07%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.38%) PHP 5
14 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.69%) GraphQL
Qualifications
1 12 (8.28%) Degree
2 10 (6.90%) DV Cleared
2 10 (6.90%) Numerate Degree
2 10 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.07%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.90%) QA
2 3 (2.07%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (7.59%) Hyper-V
1 11 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.38%) Varnish
2 2 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (11.03%) Puppet
2 12 (8.28%) Ansible
3 10 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.45%) BladeLogic
4 5 (3.45%) CA Wily
5 4 (2.76%) Terraform
6 3 (2.07%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (2.07%) SCCM
7 1 (0.69%) Plesk
Vendors
1 26 (17.93%) Oracle
2 16 (11.03%) VMware
3 12 (8.28%) Zend
4 6 (4.14%) Red Hat
5 5 (3.45%) AppDynamics
5 5 (3.45%) Splunk
6 4 (2.76%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.07%) Adobe
7 3 (2.07%) hybris
7 3 (2.07%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.38%) New Relic
9 1 (0.69%) Google
9 1 (0.69%) Juniper
9 1 (0.69%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.69%) SolarWinds