Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 346 287 243
Rank change year-on-year -59 -44 -18
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 1,557 2,160 2,932
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 1.21% 1.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.21% 2.98% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1,422 1,960 2,758
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 £67,500 £63,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +1.33%

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 70,372 72,554 78,921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.58% 40.60% 38.99%
Number of salaries quoted 58,581 60,789 68,313
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -65 1,487 £45,000 +5.88% 267
UK excluding London -57 1,007 £40,000 +6.67% 178
London -69 526 £55,000 +1.85% 98
South East +31 367 £45,000 +5.88% 39
North of England -58 280 £40,000 - 65
South West -9 147 £37,500 +4.17% 25
North West -57 141 £40,000 - 35
Yorkshire -17 132 £40,000 - 23
Midlands -111 108 £35,000 +7.69% 26
West Midlands -44 85 £32,500 -7.14% 19
East of England -46 58 £38,500 +10.00% 14
Wales +34 26 £45,000 -13.73% 4
East Midlands -92 23 £39,000 +20.00% 7
Scotland -44 19 £32,500 -16.67% 5
North East -21 7 £30,000 -21.05% 7
Northern Ireland -4 2 £52,500 +5.00%

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1,192 (76.56%) PHP
2 1,072 (68.85%) MySQL
3 980 (62.94%) Linux
4 803 (51.57%) JavaScript
5 710 (45.60%) Apache
6 678 (43.55%) HTML
7 674 (43.29%) CSS
8 619 (39.76%) Git (software)
9 480 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
10 439 (28.20%) MVC
11 404 (25.95%) Python
12 403 (25.88%) Web Development
13 353 (22.67%) jQuery
14 345 (22.16%) Amazon AWS
15 312 (20.04%) DevOps
16 290 (18.63%) OOP
17 285 (18.30%) Laravel
18 282 (18.11%) Bash Shell
19 271 (17.41%) Puppet
20 252 (16.18%) Symfony
21 245 (15.74%) Java
22 239 (15.35%) SQL
23 235 (15.09%) HTML5
24 229 (14.71%) Docker
25 222 (14.26%) OO
26 218 (14.00%) Windows
27 206 (13.23%) Software Engineering
28 198 (12.72%) Scrum
29 195 (12.52%) WordPress
30 186 (11.95%) 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
1 710 (45.60%) Apache
2 195 (12.52%) WordPress
3 170 (10.92%) nginx
4 168 (10.79%) CMS
5 149 (9.57%) Tomcat
6 111 (7.13%) Drupal
7 63 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
8 60 (3.85%) JBoss
9 41 (2.63%) WebSphere
10 40 (2.57%) WebLogic
11 38 (2.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 36 (2.31%) Apache Pig
13 29 (1.86%) OpenStack
14 28 (1.80%) IIS
15 21 (1.35%) Confluence
16 20 (1.28%) Apache Spark
16 20 (1.28%) Jetty
17 19 (1.22%) Joomla!
17 19 (1.22%) Moodle
18 17 (1.09%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 22 (1.41%) Photoshop
2 11 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (0.45%) Chatbot
4 7 (0.45%) HipChat
5 5 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (0.19%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 67 (4.30%) Magento
2 21 (1.35%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.45%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.13%) Shopify
6 1 (0.064%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.064%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 345 (22.16%) Amazon AWS
2 174 (11.18%) SaaS
3 99 (6.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 75 (4.82%) Amazon EC2
5 52 (3.34%) Amazon S3
6 48 (3.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 48 (3.08%) GitHub
7 47 (3.02%) Amazon ELB
8 40 (2.57%) AWS CloudFormation
9 38 (2.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 38 (2.44%) Serverless
10 34 (2.18%) AWS Lambda
10 34 (2.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 26 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
12 23 (1.48%) Route 53
13 22 (1.41%) OpenShift
14 18 (1.16%) npm
15 15 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
16 14 (0.90%) Asana
16 14 (0.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 144 (9.25%) TCP/IP
2 118 (7.58%) Firewall
3 113 (7.26%) HTTP
4 86 (5.52%) DNS
5 70 (4.50%) SSL
6 42 (2.70%) SAN
7 41 (2.63%) NAS
8 31 (1.99%) LAN
9 29 (1.86%) WAN
10 25 (1.61%) Internet
11 19 (1.22%) Network Security
11 19 (1.22%) VPN
12 17 (1.09%) SMPP
12 17 (1.09%) VLAN
13 14 (0.90%) SSH
14 13 (0.83%) Kerberos
15 12 (0.77%) RTMP
15 12 (0.77%) RTSP
16 10 (0.64%) Asterisk PBX
17 9 (0.58%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,072 (68.85%) MySQL
2 171 (10.98%) SQL Server
3 125 (8.03%) Relational Database
4 102 (6.55%) PostgreSQL
5 91 (5.84%) MongoDB
6 81 (5.20%) Redis
7 72 (4.62%) Hadoop
8 70 (4.50%) Amazon RDS
9 66 (4.24%) NoSQL
10 61 (3.92%) Big Data
11 52 (3.34%) MariaDB
12 46 (2.95%) RDBMS
13 45 (2.89%) Apache Cassandra
14 42 (2.70%) Apache Hive
15 25 (1.61%) HBase
16 10 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
16 10 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 9 (0.58%) Amazon Aurora
18 8 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
18 8 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 619 (39.76%) Git (software)
2 182 (11.69%) Jenkins
3 158 (10.15%) Subversion
4 136 (8.73%) JIRA
5 84 (5.39%) Bitbucket
6 74 (4.75%) Selenium
7 68 (4.37%) git-flow
8 65 (4.17%) PHPUnit
9 59 (3.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 51 (3.28%) Maven
11 38 (2.44%) Vagrant
12 32 (2.06%) gulp
13 31 (1.99%) CodeSonar
13 31 (1.99%) Grunt
13 31 (1.99%) Robot Framework
14 25 (1.61%) webpack
15 22 (1.41%) Mercurial
16 19 (1.22%) JUnit
17 18 (1.16%) jMock
18 17 (1.09%) TestNG
General
1 108 (6.94%) Retail
2 96 (6.17%) Finance
3 80 (5.14%) Marketing
4 44 (2.83%) Back Office
5 26 (1.67%) Advertising
6 22 (1.41%) Banking
7 19 (1.22%) Telecoms
8 13 (0.83%) Games
8 13 (0.83%) Publishing
9 12 (0.77%) Multimedia
10 11 (0.71%) Legal
11 9 (0.58%) Law
12 6 (0.39%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.32%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.19%) Electronics
15 2 (0.13%) Automotive
16 1 (0.064%) Local Government
16 1 (0.064%) Music Industry
16 1 (0.064%) Urdu Language
Job Titles
1 988 (63.46%) Developer
2 679 (43.61%) PHP Developer
3 204 (13.10%) Senior Developer
4 179 (11.50%) Web Developer
5 151 (9.70%) Senior PHP Developer
6 122 (7.84%) Linux Engineer
7 104 (6.68%) DevOps Engineer
8 100 (6.42%) PHP Web Developer
9 95 (6.10%) Administrator
10 92 (5.91%) LAMP Developer
11 91 (5.84%) Systems Administrator
12 81 (5.20%) Full Stack Developer
12 81 (5.20%) Software Developer
13 73 (4.69%) Linux Administrator
13 73 (4.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 60 (3.85%) PHP LAMP Developer
15 51 (3.28%) JavaScript Developer
16 50 (3.21%) Software Engineer
17 49 (3.15%) Lead Developer
18 46 (2.95%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 678 (43.55%) HTML
2 674 (43.29%) CSS
3 353 (22.67%) jQuery
4 285 (18.30%) Laravel
5 252 (16.18%) Symfony
6 235 (15.09%) HTML5
7 186 (11.95%) AngularJS
8 176 (11.30%) Web Services
9 173 (11.11%) LEMP Stack
10 170 (10.92%) Node.js
11 165 (10.60%) REST
12 154 (9.89%) CSS3
13 132 (8.48%) Sass
14 121 (7.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 107 (6.87%) SOAP
15 107 (6.87%) XML
16 101 (6.49%) .NET
17 97 (6.23%) React
18 94 (6.04%) RESTful
19 81 (5.20%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 105 (6.74%) User Experience
2 91 (5.84%) Mobile App
3 80 (5.14%) Fintech
4 78 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
5 75 (4.82%) Linux Command Line
6 68 (4.37%) Computer Science
7 39 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
8 36 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
9 35 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
10 33 (2.12%) Replication
11 32 (2.06%) Clustering
11 32 (2.06%) Data Centre
12 26 (1.67%) Public Cloud
13 18 (1.16%) Management Information System
13 18 (1.16%) Private Cloud
14 17 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 15 (0.96%) Digital Media
16 13 (0.83%) Video\Live Streaming
17 11 (0.71%) Hedge funds
18 10 (0.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 980 (62.94%) Linux
2 218 (14.00%) Windows
3 161 (10.34%) CentOS
4 129 (8.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 84 (5.39%) Unix
6 76 (4.88%) Ubuntu
7 74 (4.75%) Debian
8 67 (4.30%) Android
9 63 (4.05%) Apple iOS
10 31 (1.99%) Mac OS X
11 17 (1.09%) Windows Server
12 15 (0.96%) Amazon Linux
13 9 (0.58%) Mac OS
14 7 (0.45%) CoreOS
15 5 (0.32%) Fedora
16 4 (0.26%) Solaris
16 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
17 2 (0.13%) FreeBSD
17 2 (0.13%) OpenBSD
17 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (28.20%) MVC
3 403 (25.88%) Web Development
4 312 (20.04%) DevOps
5 290 (18.63%) OOP
6 222 (14.26%) OO
7 206 (13.23%) Software Engineering
8 198 (12.72%) Scrum
9 168 (10.79%) E-Commerce
10 151 (9.70%) Configuration Management
11 138 (8.86%) TDD
12 136 (8.73%) Problem-Solving
13 127 (8.16%) Mentoring
14 126 (8.09%) OO PHP
15 125 (8.03%) Open Source
16 114 (7.32%) Test Automation
17 113 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
18 104 (6.68%) Front End Development
19 81 (5.20%) SDLC
20 79 (5.07%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 1,192 (76.56%) PHP
2 803 (51.57%) JavaScript
3 404 (25.95%) Python
4 282 (18.11%) Bash Shell
5 245 (15.74%) Java
6 239 (15.35%) SQL
7 176 (11.30%) Perl
8 121 (7.77%) Ruby
9 96 (6.17%) C#
10 93 (5.97%) PowerShell
11 72 (4.62%) PHP 5
12 65 (4.17%) C++
13 53 (3.40%) C
14 49 (3.15%) Shell Script
15 41 (2.63%) PHP 7
16 35 (2.25%) Objective-C
17 34 (2.18%) Go
18 25 (1.61%) ES6
18 25 (1.61%) Scala
19 19 (1.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 103 (6.62%) Degree
2 49 (3.15%) CISSP
2 49 (3.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 43 (2.76%) CCNA
3 43 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (2.76%) SSCP
4 36 (2.31%) SANS
4 36 (2.31%) Security Cleared
5 33 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (2.06%) CompTIA Security+
6 32 (2.06%) MCSE
7 31 (1.99%) GIAC
7 31 (1.99%) Linux+ Certification
7 31 (1.99%) Network+ Certification
8 30 (1.93%) DV Cleared
9 15 (0.96%) AWS Certification
10 11 (0.71%) LPIC
10 11 (0.71%) RHCE
11 9 (0.58%) Master's Degree
12 6 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.75%) QA
2 13 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.77%) GCP
4 10 (0.64%) GDPR
4 10 (0.64%) SLA
5 7 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 229 (14.71%) Docker
2 60 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (2.44%) Oracle RAC
4 36 (2.31%) vSphere
5 24 (1.54%) Active Directory
6 21 (1.35%) Varnish
7 20 (1.28%) VirtualBox
8 18 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (1.03%) iptables
10 16 (1.03%) KVM
10 16 (1.03%) Postfix
11 14 (0.90%) Hyper-V
12 13 (0.83%) Dovecot
13 11 (0.71%) XenServer
14 9 (0.58%) Ceph
14 9 (0.58%) Xen
15 8 (0.51%) HDFS
16 7 (0.45%) OpenAM
16 7 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 271 (17.41%) Puppet
2 166 (10.66%) Ansible
3 112 (7.19%) Opscode Chef
4 99 (6.36%) Nagios
5 78 (5.01%) Kubernetes
6 50 (3.21%) ZABBIX
7 44 (2.83%) Salt
8 38 (2.44%) Terraform
9 28 (1.80%) HAProxy
10 19 (1.22%) Cacti
10 19 (1.22%) logstash
11 17 (1.09%) Galera Cluster
12 15 (0.96%) Check_MK
12 15 (0.96%) Plesk
13 14 (0.90%) Icinga
14 12 (0.77%) cPanel
14 12 (0.77%) SELinux
15 11 (0.71%) Xymon
16 10 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
16 10 (0.64%) Grafana
Vendors
1 152 (9.76%) Oracle
2 133 (8.54%) Red Hat
2 133 (8.54%) Zend
3 106 (6.81%) VMware
4 103 (6.62%) Microsoft
5 70 (4.50%) Google
6 42 (2.70%) Twitter
7 38 (2.44%) Cisco
8 36 (2.31%) Splunk
9 30 (1.93%) New Relic
10 25 (1.61%) SaltStack
11 20 (1.28%) hybris
12 16 (1.03%) AppDynamics
13 15 (0.96%) Adobe
14 14 (0.90%) Atlassian
14 14 (0.90%) WorldPay
15 12 (0.77%) Assembla
15 12 (0.77%) Facebook
15 12 (0.77%) Qualys
16 10 (0.64%) Rackspace