Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 267 191 240
Rank change year-on-year -76 +49 -36
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 87 199 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.73% 1.54% 1.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.89% 3.50% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 71 174 113
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £48,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 4,605 5,690 4,880
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 38.75% 43.91% 41.16%
Number of salaries quoted 3,883 4,719 4,206
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £57,500
England median annual salary £52,138 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.28% +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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -44 74 £40,000 - 10
Merseyside +9 6 £42,500 -19.05% 4
Lancashire +6 6 £37,125 +14.23% 5
Cheshire -33 1 £21,000 -44.00% 3
LAMP
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT jobs citing LAMP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 79 (90.80%) MySQL
2 70 (80.46%) PHP
3 57 (65.52%) Linux
4 45 (51.72%) JavaScript
5 40 (45.98%) Apache
6 34 (39.08%) Perl
7 33 (37.93%) Git (software)
8 31 (35.63%) Python
9 30 (34.48%) CSS
10 25 (28.74%) OOP
10 25 (28.74%) HTML
11 23 (26.44%) Bash Shell
12 22 (25.29%) jQuery
12 22 (25.29%) Java
13 20 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
14 19 (21.84%) Hadoop
14 19 (21.84%) Big Data
15 18 (20.69%) Puppet
15 18 (20.69%) Front End Development
16 17 (19.54%) TCP/IP
17 16 (18.39%) C
17 16 (18.39%) C++
17 16 (18.39%) Scrum
17 16 (18.39%) Java EE
17 16 (18.39%) Apache Hive
17 16 (18.39%) Laravel
18 15 (17.24%) REST
18 15 (17.24%) Docker
19 14 (16.09%) DevOps
19 14 (16.09%) AngularJS

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 40 (45.98%) Apache
2 13 (14.94%) nginx
3 10 (11.49%) Apache Pig
4 7 (8.05%) Drupal
4 7 (8.05%) Tomcat
5 6 (6.90%) Apache Spark
6 5 (5.75%) CloudStack
6 5 (5.75%) JBoss
6 5 (5.75%) OpenStack
7 3 (3.45%) WordPress
8 2 (2.30%) CMS
8 2 (2.30%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.45%) Fireworks
3 2 (2.30%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (8.05%) Magento
2 3 (3.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.30%) Office 365
3 1 (1.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.15%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.15%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.15%) GitHub
3 1 (1.15%) npm
3 1 (1.15%) Route 53
3 1 (1.15%) SaaS
3 1 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.54%) TCP/IP
2 14 (16.09%) Firewall
3 11 (12.64%) SSL
4 10 (11.49%) HTTP
5 2 (2.30%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (90.80%) MySQL
2 19 (21.84%) Big Data
2 19 (21.84%) Hadoop
3 16 (18.39%) Apache Hive
4 13 (14.94%) SQL Server
5 12 (13.79%) MongoDB
6 8 (9.20%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (3.45%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.15%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (37.93%) Git (software)
2 14 (16.09%) Subversion
3 12 (13.79%) JIRA
4 11 (12.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (11.49%) Bitbucket
5 10 (11.49%) CodeSonar
5 10 (11.49%) git-flow
5 10 (11.49%) Robot Framework
5 10 (11.49%) Selenium
6 1 (1.15%) Grunt
6 1 (1.15%) gulp
6 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (8.05%) Retail
2 5 (5.75%) Finance
3 3 (3.45%) Games
4 1 (1.15%) Advertising
4 1 (1.15%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (70.11%) Developer
2 28 (32.18%) PHP Developer
3 10 (11.49%) C# Software Engineer
3 10 (11.49%) C++ Software Engineer
3 10 (11.49%) Java Engineer
3 10 (11.49%) Java Software Engineer
3 10 (11.49%) Software Engineer
4 9 (10.34%) Junior
4 9 (10.34%) Software Developer
5 8 (9.20%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (9.20%) Junior Developer
5 8 (9.20%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Perl Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Junior Java Developer
6 6 (6.90%) LAMP Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Principal Developer
6 6 (6.90%) Principal Java Developer
7 5 (5.75%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (5.75%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (34.48%) CSS
2 25 (28.74%) HTML
3 22 (25.29%) jQuery
4 16 (18.39%) Java EE
4 16 (18.39%) Laravel
5 15 (17.24%) REST
6 14 (16.09%) AngularJS
7 13 (14.94%) LEMP Stack
7 13 (14.94%) RabbitMQ
8 11 (12.64%) Django
8 11 (12.64%) Node.js
8 11 (12.64%) SOAP
9 10 (11.49%) .NET
9 10 (11.49%) .NET Framework
9 10 (11.49%) ASP.NET
9 10 (11.49%) Spring MVC
9 10 (11.49%) STL
9 10 (11.49%) Symfony
10 9 (10.34%) Ajax
10 9 (10.34%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) User Experience
2 7 (8.05%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.90%) Clustering
4 4 (4.60%) Replication
5 3 (3.45%) Fintech
6 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.30%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.15%) IVR
7 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 57 (65.52%) Linux
2 13 (14.94%) Windows
3 11 (12.64%) Android
3 11 (12.64%) Apple iOS
3 11 (12.64%) CentOS
4 10 (11.49%) Mac OS X
5 5 (5.75%) FreeBSD
5 5 (5.75%) OpenBSD
5 5 (5.75%) Solaris
5 5 (5.75%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.30%) Unix
7 1 (1.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.74%) OOP
2 20 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (20.69%) Front End Development
4 16 (18.39%) Scrum
5 14 (16.09%) DevOps
6 13 (14.94%) Software Engineering
7 12 (13.79%) MVC
8 11 (12.64%) API Design
8 11 (12.64%) Test Automation
9 10 (11.49%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (11.49%) Ethical Hacking
9 10 (11.49%) Kanban
9 10 (11.49%) Multithreading
9 10 (11.49%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (11.49%) Reverse Engineering
9 10 (11.49%) User Stories
10 8 (9.20%) E-Commerce
10 8 (9.20%) OO
10 8 (9.20%) TDD
11 7 (8.05%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 70 (80.46%) PHP
2 45 (51.72%) JavaScript
3 34 (39.08%) Perl
4 31 (35.63%) Python
5 23 (26.44%) Bash Shell
6 22 (25.29%) Java
7 16 (18.39%) C
7 16 (18.39%) C++
8 14 (16.09%) C#
9 13 (14.94%) Ruby
10 10 (11.49%) Objective-C
10 10 (11.49%) PowerShell
10 10 (11.49%) Shell Script
11 8 (9.20%) SQL
12 1 (1.15%) PHP 5
12 1 (1.15%) PHP 7
Qualifications
1 11 (12.64%) MCSE
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (11.49%) CCNA
2 10 (11.49%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (11.49%) CISSP
2 10 (11.49%) CompTIA Security+
2 10 (11.49%) DV Cleared
2 10 (11.49%) GIAC
2 10 (11.49%) Linux+ Certification
2 10 (11.49%) Network+ Certification
2 10 (11.49%) SANS
2 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.49%) SSCP
3 3 (3.45%) Degree
4 2 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.30%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.15%) RHCA
5 1 (1.15%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) GDPR
1 4 (4.60%) QA
2 3 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (17.24%) Docker
2 10 (11.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (11.49%) vSphere
3 5 (5.75%) KVM
3 5 (5.75%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.60%) Ceph
4 4 (4.60%) Corosync
4 4 (4.60%) DRBD
4 4 (4.60%) iptables
5 3 (3.45%) VirtualBox
6 2 (2.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (20.69%) Puppet
2 10 (11.49%) Salt
3 9 (10.34%) Nagios
4 8 (9.20%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (5.75%) Cacti
5 5 (5.75%) Munin
6 4 (4.60%) Ansible
6 4 (4.60%) Pacemaker
7 3 (3.45%) Kibana
7 3 (3.45%) Kubernetes
7 3 (3.45%) Rancher
8 2 (2.30%) CFEngine
8 2 (2.30%) Grafana
8 2 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (2.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (16.09%) Oracle
2 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.49%) VMware
3 8 (9.20%) SolarWinds
4 7 (8.05%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.90%) Zend
6 5 (5.75%) Percona
7 4 (4.60%) New Relic
8 2 (2.30%) Dynatrace
9 1 (1.15%) Splunk