Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 25 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
UK
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 378 306 254
Rank change year-on-year -72 -52 -16
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 1,381 1,932 2,659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 1.10% 1.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.05% 2.71% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 1,246 1,730 2,472
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +6.67%

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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 67,507 71,208 74,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.30% 40.36% 39.07%
Number of salaries quoted 55,951 58,871 64,858
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing LAMP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for LAMP in the UK

LAMP
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing LAMP.

Salary trend for LAMP in the UK

LAMP
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LAMP over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Salary histogram for LAMP in the UK

LAMP
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the UK over the 6 months to 25 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
England -63 1,326 £45,000 +5.88% 288
UK excluding London -68 851 £40,000 +5.26% 207
London -27 511 £55,000 +1.38% 95
South East +19 338 £42,500 - 50
North of England -92 178 £40,000 - 39
South West +8 154 £36,250 +6.62% 45
Midlands -85 94 £32,500 - 43
North West -88 87 £40,000 - 20
Yorkshire -42 84 £40,000 - 16
West Midlands -45 76 £32,500 - 26
East of England +5 45 £35,000 - 16
Scotland -26 19 £34,500 -10.39% 6
Wales +14 18 £47,500 -8.94% 5
East Midlands -47 18 £35,000 +4.48% 16
North East -8 7 £30,000 -29.41% 3
Northern Ireland +4 2 £52,500 +26.51% 3

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for LAMP.

1 1,063 (76.97%) PHP
2 930 (67.34%) MySQL
3 883 (63.94%) Linux
4 728 (52.72%) JavaScript
5 601 (43.52%) HTML
6 583 (42.22%) Apache
7 562 (40.70%) CSS
8 554 (40.12%) Git (software)
9 432 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
10 372 (26.94%) Python
11 370 (26.79%) MVC
12 330 (23.90%) Web Development
13 287 (20.78%) jQuery
14 273 (19.77%) Amazon AWS
15 257 (18.61%) DevOps
16 256 (18.54%) OOP
17 255 (18.46%) Bash Shell
18 251 (18.18%) Laravel
19 234 (16.94%) Puppet
20 220 (15.93%) Docker
21 218 (15.79%) HTML5
22 214 (15.50%) Symfony
23 209 (15.13%) OO
23 209 (15.13%) Java
24 208 (15.06%) SQL
25 201 (14.55%) Windows
26 193 (13.98%) Software Engineering
27 191 (13.83%) Scrum
28 160 (11.59%) SQL Server
29 157 (11.37%) AngularJS

LAMP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 583 (42.22%) Apache
2 154 (11.15%) WordPress
3 146 (10.57%) CMS
4 126 (9.12%) nginx
5 115 (8.33%) Tomcat
6 86 (6.23%) Drupal
7 53 (3.84%) Elasticsearch
8 47 (3.40%) Apache Pig
9 37 (2.68%) IIS
10 36 (2.61%) JBoss
11 31 (2.24%) WebSphere
12 27 (1.96%) OpenStack
13 25 (1.81%) Apache Spark
14 21 (1.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 19 (1.38%) Joomla!
15 19 (1.38%) WebLogic
16 16 (1.16%) Confluence
17 12 (0.87%) WildFly
18 11 (0.80%) CloudStack
18 11 (0.80%) Jetty
Applications
1 11 (0.80%) Photoshop
2 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.51%) HipChat
3 7 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.22%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 79 (5.72%) Magento
2 16 (1.16%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.36%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.14%) Shopify
6 1 (0.072%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.072%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 273 (19.77%) Amazon AWS
2 146 (10.57%) SaaS
3 84 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 43 (3.11%) Amazon EC2
5 41 (2.97%) Google Cloud Platform
6 38 (2.75%) GitHub
7 34 (2.46%) Serverless
8 26 (1.88%) Amazon S3
9 25 (1.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 22 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
11 21 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
12 16 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
12 16 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (1.16%) npm
13 15 (1.09%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 13 (0.94%) IaaS
15 12 (0.87%) OpenShift
16 11 (0.80%) Office 365
16 11 (0.80%) PaaS
16 11 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 130 (9.41%) TCP/IP
2 111 (8.04%) Firewall
3 86 (6.23%) HTTP
4 67 (4.85%) SSL
5 63 (4.56%) DNS
6 29 (2.10%) SAN
7 23 (1.67%) NAS
7 23 (1.67%) Network Security
7 23 (1.67%) VLAN
8 20 (1.45%) LAN
9 19 (1.38%) RTMP
9 19 (1.38%) RTSP
10 18 (1.30%) Kerberos
10 18 (1.30%) SSH
10 18 (1.30%) WAN
11 16 (1.16%) Internet
12 15 (1.09%) Wireshark
13 13 (0.94%) FTP
14 12 (0.87%) VPN
15 10 (0.72%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 930 (67.34%) MySQL
2 160 (11.59%) SQL Server
3 96 (6.95%) Relational Database
4 95 (6.88%) PostgreSQL
5 83 (6.01%) MongoDB
6 82 (5.94%) Big Data
7 80 (5.79%) Hadoop
8 71 (5.14%) Redis
9 61 (4.42%) NoSQL
10 56 (4.06%) Apache Hive
11 49 (3.55%) MariaDB
12 34 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
13 28 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
14 26 (1.88%) RDBMS
15 16 (1.16%) HBase
16 13 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
17 11 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 9 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 8 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
19 8 (0.58%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 554 (40.12%) Git (software)
2 143 (10.35%) Subversion
3 136 (9.85%) Jenkins
4 110 (7.97%) JIRA
5 76 (5.50%) Bitbucket
6 71 (5.14%) git-flow
7 62 (4.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 61 (4.42%) Selenium
9 59 (4.27%) PHPUnit
10 43 (3.11%) CodeSonar
10 43 (3.11%) Maven
10 43 (3.11%) Robot Framework
11 31 (2.24%) Grunt
12 29 (2.10%) gulp
13 23 (1.67%) Mercurial
14 20 (1.45%) Vagrant
15 18 (1.30%) webpack
16 12 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
16 12 (0.87%) TeamCity
17 11 (0.80%) jMock
General
1 102 (7.39%) Finance
2 94 (6.81%) Marketing
3 90 (6.52%) Retail
4 40 (2.90%) Back Office
5 25 (1.81%) Advertising
6 18 (1.30%) Banking
7 17 (1.23%) Publishing
8 16 (1.16%) Games
9 15 (1.09%) Law
10 13 (0.94%) Telecoms
11 12 (0.87%) Multimedia
12 10 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.43%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.29%) Legal
16 3 (0.22%) Electronics
16 3 (0.22%) Spanish Language
17 1 (0.072%) Korean Language
17 1 (0.072%) Local Government
17 1 (0.072%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 856 (61.98%) Developer
2 578 (41.85%) PHP Developer
3 159 (11.51%) Senior Developer
4 146 (10.57%) Web Developer
5 114 (8.25%) Senior PHP Developer
6 101 (7.31%) Linux Engineer
7 94 (6.81%) Administrator
8 91 (6.59%) Systems Administrator
9 90 (6.52%) LAMP Developer
10 85 (6.15%) Software Developer
11 84 (6.08%) Full Stack Developer
12 82 (5.94%) DevOps Engineer
13 81 (5.87%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 80 (5.79%) Linux Administrator
15 66 (4.78%) PHP Web Developer
16 59 (4.27%) PHP LAMP Developer
17 56 (4.06%) Software Engineer
18 50 (3.62%) AWS Engineer
18 50 (3.62%) Junior
19 42 (3.04%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 601 (43.52%) HTML
2 562 (40.70%) CSS
3 287 (20.78%) jQuery
4 251 (18.18%) Laravel
5 218 (15.79%) HTML5
6 214 (15.50%) Symfony
7 157 (11.37%) AngularJS
8 153 (11.08%) Node.js
9 150 (10.86%) CSS3
10 137 (9.92%) LEMP Stack
11 136 (9.85%) Web Services
12 132 (9.56%) REST
13 115 (8.33%) XML
14 107 (7.75%) .NET
15 105 (7.60%) SOAP
16 95 (6.88%) React
17 94 (6.81%) Sass
18 89 (6.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 71 (5.14%) RESTful
20 66 (4.78%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 87 (6.30%) Computer Science
2 80 (5.79%) User Experience
3 79 (5.72%) Fintech
4 76 (5.50%) Mobile App
5 67 (4.85%) Linux Command Line
6 61 (4.42%) Self-Motivation
7 46 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
8 45 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
9 42 (3.04%) Greenfield Project
10 39 (2.82%) Replication
11 29 (2.10%) Video\Live Streaming
12 27 (1.96%) Public Cloud
13 26 (1.88%) Clustering
14 23 (1.67%) Management Information System
15 20 (1.45%) Data Centre
16 18 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 15 (1.09%) Private Cloud
18 11 (0.80%) Digital Media
19 10 (0.72%) Hedge funds
19 10 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 883 (63.94%) Linux
2 201 (14.55%) Windows
3 103 (7.46%) CentOS
4 78 (5.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 73 (5.29%) Ubuntu
6 70 (5.07%) Android
7 68 (4.92%) Apple iOS
8 64 (4.63%) Debian
9 58 (4.20%) Unix
10 43 (3.11%) Mac OS X
11 27 (1.96%) Windows Server
12 13 (0.94%) Solaris
13 12 (0.87%) CoreOS
14 11 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.51%) Fedora
16 7 (0.51%) FreeBSD
16 7 (0.51%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
17 5 (0.36%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (31.28%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (26.79%) MVC
3 330 (23.90%) Web Development
4 257 (18.61%) DevOps
5 256 (18.54%) OOP
6 209 (15.13%) OO
7 193 (13.98%) Software Engineering
8 191 (13.83%) Scrum
9 153 (11.08%) Problem-Solving
10 140 (10.14%) E-Commerce
11 128 (9.27%) TDD
12 118 (8.54%) Configuration Management
13 107 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
14 103 (7.46%) Test Automation
15 97 (7.02%) Open Source
16 93 (6.73%) Front End Development
17 89 (6.44%) Mentoring
17 89 (6.44%) OO PHP
18 80 (5.79%) Kanban
19 74 (5.36%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,063 (76.97%) PHP
2 728 (52.72%) JavaScript
3 372 (26.94%) Python
4 255 (18.46%) Bash Shell
5 209 (15.13%) Java
6 208 (15.06%) SQL
7 144 (10.43%) Perl
8 120 (8.69%) C#
9 101 (7.31%) Ruby
10 97 (7.02%) PowerShell
11 84 (6.08%) C++
12 70 (5.07%) PHP 5
13 62 (4.49%) C
14 57 (4.13%) Shell Script
15 46 (3.33%) Objective-C
16 43 (3.11%) PHP 7
17 37 (2.68%) Go
18 20 (1.45%) Scala
19 17 (1.23%) Korn
20 16 (1.16%) ES6
Qualifications
1 120 (8.69%) Degree
2 63 (4.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 58 (4.20%) CCNA
3 58 (4.20%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (3.98%) CISSP
5 49 (3.55%) Security Cleared
5 49 (3.55%) SSCP
6 46 (3.33%) SANS
7 45 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 44 (3.19%) DV Cleared
9 43 (3.11%) MCSE
10 42 (3.04%) CompTIA Security+
10 42 (3.04%) GIAC
10 42 (3.04%) Linux+ Certification
10 42 (3.04%) Network+ Certification
11 12 (0.87%) RHCE
12 10 (0.72%) RHCSA
12 10 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (0.65%) AWS Certification
14 7 (0.51%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.11%) QA
2 15 (1.09%) GDPR
3 13 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.51%) SLA
5 5 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 220 (15.93%) Docker
2 75 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (3.40%) vSphere
4 31 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (1.88%) Active Directory
6 24 (1.74%) iptables
7 21 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
7 21 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (1.16%) KVM
9 14 (1.01%) Hyper-V
9 14 (1.01%) Varnish
9 14 (1.01%) VirtualBox
10 11 (0.80%) Postfix
10 11 (0.80%) Xen
11 8 (0.58%) Dovecot
11 8 (0.58%) NFS
12 7 (0.51%) QEMU
12 7 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.43%) Ceph
13 6 (0.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 234 (16.94%) Puppet
2 138 (9.99%) Ansible
3 109 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
4 69 (5.00%) Kubernetes
5 64 (4.63%) Nagios
6 61 (4.42%) Salt
7 39 (2.82%) Terraform
8 36 (2.61%) ZABBIX
9 26 (1.88%) HAProxy
10 15 (1.09%) Cacti
11 11 (0.80%) Xymon
12 10 (0.72%) Kibana
12 10 (0.72%) logstash
13 9 (0.65%) Galera Cluster
14 8 (0.58%) Check_MK
14 8 (0.58%) Icinga
14 8 (0.58%) Plesk
15 7 (0.51%) cPanel
15 7 (0.51%) Packer
15 7 (0.51%) Rancher
Vendors
1 123 (8.91%) Microsoft
2 121 (8.76%) VMware
3 119 (8.62%) Oracle
4 111 (8.04%) Zend
5 110 (7.97%) Red Hat
6 71 (5.14%) Google
7 35 (2.53%) Cisco
8 29 (2.10%) Twitter
9 21 (1.52%) OutSystems
10 19 (1.38%) Splunk
11 18 (1.30%) New Relic
12 17 (1.23%) Atlassian
13 15 (1.09%) SaltStack
14 13 (0.94%) Percona
15 12 (0.87%) AppDynamics
15 12 (0.87%) WorldPay
16 11 (0.80%) Adobe
16 11 (0.80%) hybris
16 11 (0.80%) SolarWinds
17 10 (0.72%) Qualys