Period
to 19 January 2021

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 19 January 2021 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 435 426 397
Rank change year-on-year -9 -29 -79
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 362 812 1,203
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.65% 0.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.34% 1.68% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 412 751 1,103
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £32,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 27,104 48,413 59,682
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.83% 38.90% 39.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22,977 40,082 49,443
Median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.64% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for LAMP in the UK

LAMP
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing LAMP.

Salary trend for LAMP in the UK

LAMP
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing LAMP over the 6 months to 19 January 2021.

Salary histogram for LAMP in the UK

LAMP
Top 17 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 19 January 2021. 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 -11 311 £42,500 -5.56% 87
UK excluding London +14 277 £42,500 +6.25% 75
Work from Home -31 99 £45,000 +12.50% 22
South East +40 89 £45,000 +11.11% 13
South West +66 62 £41,250 +3.13% 18
London +51 53 £52,500 -4.55% 13
North of England +8 43 £42,500 +6.25% 17
Midlands +60 40 £37,500 +7.14% 18
East Midlands +66 34 £37,500 -3.23% 9
East of England +72 22 £42,500 -15.00% 7
Yorkshire -14 22 £45,000 +12.50% 6
North West +38 19 £42,500 +11.84% 11
Scotland +37 14 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Wales +39 7 £38,750 +10.71%
West Midlands +49 6 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Northern Ireland - 4 £52,500 -
North East +16 2 £28,500 -12.98%

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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.

1 308 (85.08%) PHP
2 259 (71.55%) MySQL
3 240 (66.30%) JavaScript
4 216 (59.67%) HTML
5 200 (55.25%) CSS
6 173 (47.79%) Linux
7 153 (42.27%) Git (software)
8 134 (37.02%) Laravel
9 128 (35.36%) Apache
10 109 (30.11%) MVC
11 105 (29.01%) OOP
12 101 (27.90%) Agile Software Development
13 89 (24.59%) Web Development
14 88 (24.31%) AWS
15 78 (21.55%) Docker
16 74 (20.44%) E-Commerce
17 71 (19.61%) jQuery
18 62 (17.13%) Symfony
19 51 (14.09%) OO
20 49 (13.54%) Problem-Solving
21 44 (12.15%) SQL
21 44 (12.15%) Python
21 44 (12.15%) CMS
22 43 (11.88%) HTML5
23 42 (11.60%) DevOps
23 42 (11.60%) Finance
24 40 (11.05%) Web Services
24 40 (11.05%) REST
25 39 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
25 39 (10.77%) Retail

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
1 128 (35.36%) Apache
2 44 (12.15%) CMS
3 31 (8.56%) WordPress
4 21 (5.80%) nginx
5 20 (5.52%) Drupal
6 9 (2.49%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.49%) Moodle
7 5 (1.38%) SugarCRM
7 5 (1.38%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.10%) Apache Pulsar
8 4 (1.10%) IIS
9 3 (0.83%) Confluence
9 3 (0.83%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.55%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.55%) PrestaShop
11 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.28%) Jadu
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.38%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.10%) Gliffy
2 4 (1.10%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.55%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 24 (6.63%) Magento
2 8 (2.21%) Shopify
3 1 (0.28%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 88 (24.31%) AWS
2 27 (7.46%) Azure
2 27 (7.46%) GCP
3 22 (6.08%) SaaS
4 10 (2.76%) GitHub
5 9 (2.49%) Google Analytics
5 9 (2.49%) npm
6 8 (2.21%) AWS Lambda
6 8 (2.21%) Serverless
7 7 (1.93%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (1.66%) Amazon S3
8 6 (1.66%) PaaS
9 5 (1.38%) Datadog
9 5 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (1.10%) IaaS
10 4 (1.10%) Route 53
11 3 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.83%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.83%) DigitalOcean
11 3 (0.83%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.52%) Network Security
2 11 (3.04%) IPv4
2 11 (3.04%) IPv6
3 9 (2.49%) DNS
4 8 (2.21%) HTTP
5 7 (1.93%) HTTPS
5 7 (1.93%) SSH
6 6 (1.66%) Firewall
6 6 (1.66%) VPN
7 5 (1.38%) Intranet
7 5 (1.38%) OpenVPN
8 4 (1.10%) SAN
8 4 (1.10%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.83%) Internet
9 3 (0.83%) SSL
10 2 (0.55%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.55%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.28%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 259 (71.55%) MySQL
2 22 (6.08%) MongoDB
2 22 (6.08%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (5.25%) Redis
4 18 (4.97%) SQL Server
5 15 (4.14%) InterSystems Cache
5 15 (4.14%) MariaDB
6 11 (3.04%) NoSQL
7 9 (2.49%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.83%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.55%) Apache Ignite
10 1 (0.28%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.28%) phpMyAdmin
10 1 (0.28%) Power BI
10 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 153 (42.27%) Git (software)
2 33 (9.12%) Jenkins
3 24 (6.63%) PHPUnit
4 20 (5.52%) JIRA
5 17 (4.70%) webpack
6 15 (4.14%) Selenium
7 12 (3.31%) gulp
8 8 (2.21%) Bitbucket
8 8 (2.21%) GitLab
9 5 (1.38%) Subversion
10 4 (1.10%) Artifactory
10 4 (1.10%) Grunt
10 4 (1.10%) Travis CI
11 3 (0.83%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.55%) Sublime Text
12 2 (0.55%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.28%) Bower
13 1 (0.28%) CircleCI
13 1 (0.28%) SonarQube
13 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 42 (11.60%) Finance
2 39 (10.77%) Retail
3 18 (4.97%) Marketing
4 7 (1.93%) Law
5 4 (1.10%) Back Office
5 4 (1.10%) Legal
5 4 (1.10%) Publishing
6 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.28%) Advertising
7 1 (0.28%) Banking
7 1 (0.28%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 286 (79.01%) Developer
2 178 (49.17%) PHP Developer
3 53 (14.64%) Senior Developer
4 39 (10.77%) Senior PHP Developer
4 39 (10.77%) Web Developer
5 35 (9.67%) Full Stack Developer
6 22 (6.08%) LAMP Developer
7 19 (5.25%) Systems Administrator
8 18 (4.97%) Software Developer
9 16 (4.42%) Backend Developer
9 16 (4.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 15 (4.14%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (4.14%) Linux Engineer
11 14 (3.87%) JavaScript Developer
12 13 (3.59%) Junior
12 13 (3.59%) Junior Developer
13 12 (3.31%) E-Commerce Developer
14 11 (3.04%) PHP Laravel Developer
15 9 (2.49%) Lead Developer
15 9 (2.49%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (59.67%) HTML
2 200 (55.25%) CSS
3 134 (37.02%) Laravel
4 71 (19.61%) jQuery
5 62 (17.13%) Symfony
6 43 (11.88%) HTML5
7 40 (11.05%) REST
7 40 (11.05%) Web Services
8 32 (8.84%) JSON
9 31 (8.56%) Node.js
10 29 (8.01%) AngularJS
10 29 (8.01%) LEMP Stack
11 27 (7.46%) React
11 27 (7.46%) Vue.js
12 25 (6.91%) CSS3
12 25 (6.91%) XHTML
13 23 (6.35%) RESTful
14 22 (6.08%) LAPP Stack
15 17 (4.70%) Ajax
16 14 (3.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (4.42%) User Experience
5 11 (3.04%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.76%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (2.49%) e-Learning
7 9 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.49%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.66%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.10%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (1.10%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.83%) Bitcoin
10 3 (0.83%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.83%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.83%) Replication
11 2 (0.55%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (0.55%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.55%) iPhone
12 1 (0.28%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 173 (47.79%) Linux
2 31 (8.56%) CentOS
3 25 (6.91%) Ubuntu
4 17 (4.70%) Windows
5 13 (3.59%) Fedora
6 12 (3.31%) Unix
7 8 (2.21%) Windows Server 2016
8 7 (1.93%) Debian
9 5 (1.38%) Windows Server
10 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.83%) Android
11 3 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.83%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.83%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.55%) Amazon Linux
12 2 (0.55%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (30.11%) MVC
2 105 (29.01%) OOP
3 101 (27.90%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (24.59%) Web Development
5 74 (20.44%) E-Commerce
6 51 (14.09%) OO
7 49 (13.54%) Problem-Solving
8 42 (11.60%) DevOps
9 39 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (9.12%) Open Source
11 31 (8.56%) Migration
12 27 (7.46%) TDD
12 27 (7.46%) Test Automation
13 25 (6.91%) OO PHP
14 24 (6.63%) Data Migration
15 22 (6.08%) Load Balancing
16 19 (5.25%) Software Engineering
17 18 (4.97%) Code Coverage
17 18 (4.97%) Microservices
18 17 (4.70%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 308 (85.08%) PHP
2 240 (66.30%) JavaScript
3 44 (12.15%) Python
3 44 (12.15%) SQL
4 25 (6.91%) Java
5 20 (5.52%) PHP 7
6 17 (4.70%) Bash Shell
7 14 (3.87%) Ruby
8 12 (3.31%) PHP 5
8 12 (3.31%) Shell Script
9 11 (3.04%) Go
10 10 (2.76%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.49%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.93%) C#
12 7 (1.93%) Perl
13 4 (1.10%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.83%) C
15 2 (0.55%) C++
15 2 (0.55%) ES6
Qualifications
1 28 (7.73%) Degree
2 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (1.10%) MCSA
4 3 (0.83%) HND
4 3 (0.83%) Postgraduate
5 2 (0.55%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.28%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 1 (0.28%) CCSP
6 1 (0.28%) CISA
6 1 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.28%) CISM
6 1 (0.28%) CRISC
6 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.28%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.38%) SLA
3 3 (0.83%) QA
4 1 (0.28%) GDPR
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 78 (21.55%) Docker
2 10 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.49%) Active Directory
4 6 (1.66%) Postfix
5 3 (0.83%) NFS
5 3 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 36 (9.94%) Ansible
2 29 (8.01%) Kubernetes
3 18 (4.97%) HAProxy
4 14 (3.87%) Terraform
5 11 (3.04%) Icinga
6 9 (2.49%) Grafana
6 9 (2.49%) Puppet
7 7 (1.93%) Munin
8 6 (1.66%) Prometheus
9 5 (1.38%) Nagios
10 4 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.28%) CASB
11 1 (0.28%) Consul
11 1 (0.28%) Ganeti
11 1 (0.28%) Packer
11 1 (0.28%) Proxmox
11 1 (0.28%) Scalr
Vendors
1 37 (10.22%) Google
2 27 (7.46%) Zend
3 18 (4.97%) Microsoft
4 11 (3.04%) VMware
5 9 (2.49%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.38%) Adobe
6 5 (1.38%) AppDynamics
6 5 (1.38%) Dynatrace
6 5 (1.38%) New Relic
6 5 (1.38%) SolarWinds
7 4 (1.10%) FalconStor
7 4 (1.10%) Lets Encrypt
7 4 (1.10%) Talend
7 4 (1.10%) Veeam
8 3 (0.83%) Fortinet
8 3 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.55%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.55%) Remedy
9 2 (0.55%) SAP
10 1 (0.28%) Twitter