Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 391 316 285
Rank change year-on-year -75 -31 -41
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 1,255 1,885 2,211
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 1.05% 1.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.00% 2.62% 3.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,081 1,695 2,014
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 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +3.90%

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 62,786 71,952 72,138
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.47% 40.16% 39.23%
Number of salaries quoted 51,501 59,988 62,441
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £84,750 £77,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -73 1,198 £45,000 +5.88% 246
UK excluding London -66 763 £40,000 +6.67% 201
London -44 464 £55,000 - 63
South East -27 287 £43,271 +8.18% 31
South West +53 184 £40,000 +23.08% 38
North of England -98 134 £40,000 - 52
North West -37 87 £40,000 +3.23% 36
Midlands -111 75 £32,500 -7.14% 44
West Midlands -76 52 £32,500 -7.14% 23
East of England +18 50 £38,750 +3.33% 18
Yorkshire -61 46 £42,500 -5.56% 15
East Midlands -26 23 £32,500 -10.34% 21
Scotland +6 17 £35,000 -9.09% 5
Wales +13 12 £41,250 +3.13% 9
Northern Ireland -14 2 £50,000 +20.48% 4
North East -2 1 £32,000 -17.42% 1

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 954 (76.02%) PHP
2 883 (70.36%) MySQL
3 841 (67.01%) Linux
4 672 (53.55%) JavaScript
5 587 (46.77%) HTML
6 561 (44.70%) Apache
7 549 (43.75%) CSS
8 493 (39.28%) Git (software)
9 441 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
10 333 (26.53%) Python
11 301 (23.98%) Amazon AWS
12 292 (23.27%) MVC
13 290 (23.11%) Web Development
14 281 (22.39%) DevOps
15 275 (21.91%) jQuery
16 237 (18.88%) Laravel
17 235 (18.73%) Bash Shell
18 229 (18.25%) OOP
19 220 (17.53%) Docker
20 209 (16.65%) Puppet
21 196 (15.62%) Windows
22 187 (14.90%) HTML5
23 185 (14.74%) SQL
24 181 (14.42%) Symfony
25 179 (14.26%) Scrum
26 173 (13.78%) Ansible
27 171 (13.63%) OO
28 170 (13.55%) Software Engineering
29 166 (13.23%) nginx
29 166 (13.23%) 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
1 561 (44.70%) Apache
2 166 (13.23%) nginx
3 137 (10.92%) CMS
4 110 (8.76%) WordPress
5 100 (7.97%) Tomcat
6 86 (6.85%) Drupal
7 49 (3.90%) IIS
8 44 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
9 33 (2.63%) Apache Pig
10 23 (1.83%) Apache Spark
10 23 (1.83%) Confluence
11 19 (1.51%) Apache Solr
11 19 (1.51%) OpenStack
12 16 (1.27%) eZ Publish
13 12 (0.96%) Joomla!
13 12 (0.96%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.80%) ColdFusion
15 8 (0.64%) ExpressionEngine
15 8 (0.64%) JBoss
16 7 (0.56%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (0.48%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (0.24%) AutoCAD
3 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.080%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.080%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 82 (6.53%) Magento
2 19 (1.51%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.40%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.080%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 301 (23.98%) Amazon AWS
2 112 (8.92%) SaaS
3 94 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 54 (4.30%) Google Cloud Platform
5 49 (3.90%) GitHub
6 47 (3.75%) Serverless
7 34 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
8 26 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
8 26 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (1.75%) Amazon S3
10 14 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
11 11 (0.88%) npm
12 10 (0.80%) Route 53
13 9 (0.72%) IaaS
13 9 (0.72%) Office 365
14 8 (0.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 8 (0.64%) PaaS
14 8 (0.64%) Yarn
15 7 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 6 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (5.98%) TCP/IP
2 66 (5.26%) Firewall
3 59 (4.70%) SSL
4 51 (4.06%) DNS
5 50 (3.98%) HTTP
6 39 (3.11%) Network Security
7 26 (2.07%) RTMP
7 26 (2.07%) RTSP
8 20 (1.59%) VLAN
9 19 (1.51%) LAN
10 18 (1.43%) WAN
11 16 (1.27%) SSH
12 14 (1.12%) DHCP
12 14 (1.12%) VPN
13 13 (1.04%) Internet
14 12 (0.96%) BIG-IP
15 11 (0.88%) FTP
15 11 (0.88%) SAN
16 10 (0.80%) Kerberos
17 9 (0.72%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 883 (70.36%) MySQL
2 118 (9.40%) SQL Server
3 87 (6.93%) MongoDB
4 85 (6.77%) PostgreSQL
5 72 (5.74%) Redis
6 70 (5.58%) NoSQL
7 68 (5.42%) Big Data
8 66 (5.26%) Relational Database
9 57 (4.54%) Hadoop
10 46 (3.67%) MariaDB
11 44 (3.51%) Apache Hive
12 22 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
13 12 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
14 9 (0.72%) Blockchain
15 8 (0.64%) Amazon Aurora
15 8 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (0.64%) InterSystems Cache
16 7 (0.56%) CouchDB
16 7 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 493 (39.28%) Git (software)
2 145 (11.55%) Jenkins
3 92 (7.33%) Subversion
4 88 (7.01%) JIRA
5 72 (5.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 58 (4.62%) Bitbucket
7 52 (4.14%) Selenium
8 47 (3.75%) git-flow
8 47 (3.75%) gulp
9 45 (3.59%) Grunt
10 36 (2.87%) Mercurial
11 34 (2.71%) Maven
12 32 (2.55%) CodeSonar
12 32 (2.55%) Robot Framework
13 31 (2.47%) PHPUnit
14 30 (2.39%) Vagrant
15 20 (1.59%) TeamCity
16 19 (1.51%) Broccoli
17 18 (1.43%) Hudson
18 17 (1.35%) webpack
General
1 112 (8.92%) Finance
2 105 (8.37%) Retail
3 88 (7.01%) Marketing
4 37 (2.95%) Banking
5 25 (1.99%) Games
6 22 (1.75%) Advertising
7 17 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.27%) Publishing
9 11 (0.88%) Law
9 11 (0.88%) Legal
10 8 (0.64%) Electronics
10 8 (0.64%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.64%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.56%) Back Office
12 5 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.24%) Automotive
13 3 (0.24%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.080%) Korean Language
14 1 (0.080%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 740 (58.96%) Developer
2 466 (37.13%) PHP Developer
3 146 (11.63%) Senior Developer
4 143 (11.39%) Web Developer
5 103 (8.21%) Systems Administrator
6 102 (8.13%) Linux Engineer
7 101 (8.05%) Administrator
8 92 (7.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 90 (7.17%) Senior PHP Developer
10 89 (7.09%) DevOps Engineer
11 88 (7.01%) Linux Administrator
12 87 (6.93%) Software Developer
13 77 (6.14%) LAMP Developer
14 63 (5.02%) PHP LAMP Developer
15 62 (4.94%) Full Stack Developer
16 52 (4.14%) Software Engineer
17 47 (3.75%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 47 (3.75%) PHP Web Developer
18 46 (3.67%) AWS Engineer
19 44 (3.51%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 587 (46.77%) HTML
2 549 (43.75%) CSS
3 275 (21.91%) jQuery
4 237 (18.88%) Laravel
5 187 (14.90%) HTML5
6 181 (14.42%) Symfony
7 166 (13.23%) AngularJS
8 161 (12.83%) LEMP Stack
9 155 (12.35%) Web Services
10 142 (11.31%) Node.js
11 130 (10.36%) CSS3
12 111 (8.84%) XML
13 110 (8.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 107 (8.53%) REST
15 98 (7.81%) SOAP
16 97 (7.73%) React
17 95 (7.57%) .NET
18 93 (7.41%) Sass
19 69 (5.50%) JSON
20 65 (5.18%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 59 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
3 57 (4.54%) User Experience
4 55 (4.38%) Mobile App
5 50 (3.98%) Linux Command Line
6 48 (3.82%) Fintech
7 46 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
8 39 (3.11%) Replication
9 36 (2.87%) Video\Live Streaming
10 30 (2.39%) Public Cloud
11 23 (1.83%) Management Information System
12 17 (1.35%) Data Centre
13 16 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.12%) Marketing Technology
15 12 (0.96%) Social Media
16 11 (0.88%) Algorithms
16 11 (0.88%) NHS
17 10 (0.80%) Mobile Banking
18 9 (0.72%) Analytical Mindset
19 8 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 841 (67.01%) Linux
2 196 (15.62%) Windows
3 94 (7.49%) CentOS
4 72 (5.74%) Ubuntu
5 68 (5.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 59 (4.70%) Debian
6 59 (4.70%) Windows Server
7 51 (4.06%) Unix
8 48 (3.82%) Android
9 46 (3.67%) Apple iOS
10 32 (2.55%) Mac OS X
11 23 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (1.12%) CoreOS
12 14 (1.12%) Solaris
13 10 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (0.56%) Fedora
15 6 (0.48%) Amazon Linux
15 6 (0.48%) FreeBSD
16 3 (0.24%) OpenBSD
17 1 (0.080%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 292 (23.27%) MVC
3 290 (23.11%) Web Development
4 281 (22.39%) DevOps
5 229 (18.25%) OOP
6 179 (14.26%) Scrum
7 171 (13.63%) OO
8 170 (13.55%) Software Engineering
9 151 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
10 143 (11.39%) E-Commerce
11 129 (10.28%) TDD
12 118 (9.40%) Configuration Management
13 116 (9.24%) Test Automation
14 90 (7.17%) Open Source
15 88 (7.01%) Computer Science
16 87 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
17 86 (6.85%) Kanban
18 77 (6.14%) Front End Development
19 65 (5.18%) BDD
20 60 (4.78%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 954 (76.02%) PHP
2 672 (53.55%) JavaScript
3 333 (26.53%) Python
4 235 (18.73%) Bash Shell
5 185 (14.74%) SQL
6 156 (12.43%) Java
7 124 (9.88%) Perl
8 120 (9.56%) C#
9 99 (7.89%) Ruby
10 79 (6.29%) C++
10 79 (6.29%) PowerShell
11 64 (5.10%) PHP 7
12 63 (5.02%) Shell Script
13 49 (3.90%) PHP 5
14 47 (3.75%) C
15 41 (3.27%) Korn
16 38 (3.03%) Go
17 36 (2.87%) Bourne shell
18 33 (2.63%) Objective-C
19 16 (1.27%) Lua
Qualifications
1 117 (9.32%) Degree
2 65 (5.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 47 (3.75%) CISSP
4 45 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (3.51%) CCNA
6 38 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 36 (2.87%) Security Cleared
8 35 (2.79%) SANS
8 35 (2.79%) SSCP
9 33 (2.63%) DV Cleared
10 30 (2.39%) CompTIA Security+
10 30 (2.39%) GIAC
10 30 (2.39%) Linux+ Certification
10 30 (2.39%) MCSE
10 30 (2.39%) Network+ Certification
11 11 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (0.64%) RHCSA
13 7 (0.56%) MCP
13 7 (0.56%) TOGAF Certification
14 6 (0.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.55%) QA
2 24 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.88%) GDPR
5 5 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.24%) SLA
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.16%) PMO
8 1 (0.080%) Data Quality
System Software
1 220 (17.53%) Docker
2 84 (6.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
4 40 (3.19%) Active Directory
5 37 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
6 34 (2.71%) vSphere
7 18 (1.43%) KVM
7 18 (1.43%) Varnish
8 17 (1.35%) iptables
9 13 (1.04%) NFS
10 7 (0.56%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.56%) Samba
10 7 (0.56%) VirtualBox
10 7 (0.56%) Xen
11 5 (0.40%) HDFS
11 5 (0.40%) PowerDNS
12 4 (0.32%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.32%) LXC
12 4 (0.32%) QEMU
12 4 (0.32%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 209 (16.65%) Puppet
2 173 (13.78%) Ansible
3 113 (9.00%) Opscode Chef
4 68 (5.42%) Kubernetes
5 56 (4.46%) Terraform
6 55 (4.38%) Salt
7 37 (2.95%) Nagios
8 29 (2.31%) HAProxy
9 27 (2.15%) ZABBIX
10 16 (1.27%) Cacti
11 13 (1.04%) Icinga
12 9 (0.72%) Prometheus
13 8 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (0.64%) Kibana
13 8 (0.64%) Packer
13 8 (0.64%) Xymon
14 7 (0.56%) Grafana
15 5 (0.40%) Hadoop YARN
15 5 (0.40%) logstash
15 5 (0.40%) Nessus
Vendors
1 124 (9.88%) VMware
2 115 (9.16%) Microsoft
3 105 (8.37%) Zend
4 95 (7.57%) Red Hat
5 92 (7.33%) Oracle
6 58 (4.62%) Google
7 57 (4.54%) Cisco
8 26 (2.07%) Atlassian
9 20 (1.59%) Splunk
10 16 (1.27%) CheckPoint
11 14 (1.12%) NETGEAR
12 13 (1.04%) Percona
12 13 (1.04%) SaltStack
13 12 (0.96%) Dynatrace
13 12 (0.96%) F5
14 11 (0.88%) Rackspace
14 11 (0.88%) Remedy
15 10 (0.80%) Adobe
15 10 (0.80%) Juniper
15 10 (0.80%) SAP