Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 323 276 235
Rank change year-on-year -47 -41 -12
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 1,720 2,068 2,995
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.21% 1.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.37% 3.00% 3.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1,565 1,847 2,772
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £65,000
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 72,640 68,996 78,473
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.98% 40.29% 38.61%
Number of salaries quoted 61,258 59,041 67,594
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £30,500 £28,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -42 1,643 £42,500 +6.25% 305
UK excluding London -43 1,135 £40,000 +6.67% 219
London -34 553 £55,000 - 98
South East +10 401 £40,000 -5.88% 55
North of England -26 324 £40,000 +4.58% 61
Yorkshire +19 172 £40,000 - 23
North West -61 148 £40,000 +8.84% 31
Midlands -100 144 £35,000 - 49
South West -22 133 £35,000 -2.78% 27
West Midlands -56 97 £35,000 - 37
East of England -44 87 £41,250 +17.86% 15
East Midlands -72 47 £40,000 +15.94% 12
Wales +13 24 £43,750 +25.00% 4
Scotland -46 16 £38,500 - 6
Northern Ireland +1 6 £50,000 - 2
North East -26 4 £34,250 -2.14% 7

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1,323 (76.92%) PHP
2 1,262 (73.37%) MySQL
3 1,124 (65.35%) Linux
4 925 (53.78%) JavaScript
5 827 (48.08%) CSS
6 812 (47.21%) HTML
7 777 (45.17%) Apache
8 591 (34.36%) Git (software)
9 580 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
10 515 (29.94%) Web Development
11 483 (28.08%) MVC
12 456 (26.51%) jQuery
13 416 (24.19%) Python
14 398 (23.14%) DevOps
15 378 (21.98%) Amazon AWS
16 327 (19.01%) OOP
17 310 (18.02%) Laravel
18 308 (17.91%) HTML5
19 306 (17.79%) E-Commerce
20 281 (16.34%) Java
21 274 (15.93%) Symfony
22 266 (15.47%) Bash Shell
23 257 (14.94%) Puppet
24 252 (14.65%) SQL
25 251 (14.59%) Web Services
26 246 (14.30%) Scrum
27 243 (14.13%) Windows
27 243 (14.13%) Jenkins
28 239 (13.90%) OO
29 218 (12.67%) 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
1 777 (45.17%) Apache
2 210 (12.21%) nginx
3 175 (10.17%) WordPress
4 144 (8.37%) CMS
5 136 (7.91%) Tomcat
6 91 (5.29%) Drupal
7 59 (3.43%) Elasticsearch
8 42 (2.44%) JBoss
9 36 (2.09%) OpenStack
10 35 (2.03%) WebLogic
11 34 (1.98%) IIS
12 33 (1.92%) WebSphere
13 28 (1.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 22 (1.28%) Apache Solr
14 22 (1.28%) Apache Spark
15 21 (1.22%) Confluence
16 20 (1.16%) Jetty
17 18 (1.05%) Apache Pig
18 16 (0.93%) CloudStack
18 16 (0.93%) Moodle
Applications
1 49 (2.85%) Photoshop
2 25 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 23 (1.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 14 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
6 10 (0.58%) Acrobat
7 9 (0.52%) Chatbot
8 7 (0.41%) HipChat
9 2 (0.12%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.058%) Microsoft PowerPoint
10 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 73 (4.24%) Magento
2 31 (1.80%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.17%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.058%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.058%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.058%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 378 (21.98%) Amazon AWS
2 164 (9.53%) SaaS
3 98 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 81 (4.71%) Amazon EC2
5 76 (4.42%) GitHub
6 64 (3.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 54 (3.14%) Amazon S3
8 52 (3.02%) Amazon ELB
9 44 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 43 (2.50%) OpenShift
11 38 (2.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 32 (1.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 32 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
13 26 (1.51%) Route 53
14 23 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
14 23 (1.34%) Serverless
15 20 (1.16%) IaaS
16 17 (0.99%) PaaS
17 14 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
18 12 (0.70%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 125 (7.27%) Firewall
2 103 (5.99%) TCP/IP
3 82 (4.77%) HTTP
4 80 (4.65%) DNS
5 57 (3.31%) SSL
6 52 (3.02%) Internet
7 31 (1.80%) SAN
8 29 (1.69%) NAS
9 24 (1.40%) Network Security
9 24 (1.40%) VPN
10 20 (1.16%) Intranet
10 20 (1.16%) VLAN
11 19 (1.10%) LAN
12 18 (1.05%) WAN
13 17 (0.99%) SMPP
14 16 (0.93%) FTP
14 16 (0.93%) SSH
15 6 (0.35%) RTSP
16 5 (0.29%) Asterisk PBX
16 5 (0.29%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,262 (73.37%) MySQL
2 138 (8.02%) PostgreSQL
3 137 (7.97%) SQL Server
4 128 (7.44%) MongoDB
5 125 (7.27%) Relational Database
6 98 (5.70%) Redis
7 76 (4.42%) Apache Cassandra
8 67 (3.90%) Hadoop
9 66 (3.84%) Amazon RDS
10 55 (3.20%) NoSQL
11 54 (3.14%) MariaDB
11 54 (3.14%) RDBMS
12 46 (2.67%) Big Data
13 27 (1.57%) HBase
14 26 (1.51%) Apache Hive
15 18 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 8 (0.47%) Amazon Aurora
17 8 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
18 7 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 591 (34.36%) Git (software)
2 243 (14.13%) Jenkins
3 156 (9.07%) Subversion
4 121 (7.03%) JIRA
5 73 (4.24%) Maven
6 64 (3.72%) Selenium
7 57 (3.31%) Bitbucket
8 55 (3.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 51 (2.97%) PHPUnit
10 47 (2.73%) Vagrant
11 36 (2.09%) Sonatype Nexus
12 33 (1.92%) Grunt
13 27 (1.57%) git-flow
14 22 (1.28%) gulp
15 20 (1.16%) JUnit
16 19 (1.10%) Mercurial
17 17 (0.99%) Hamcrest
17 17 (0.99%) jMock
17 17 (0.99%) TestNG
18 16 (0.93%) JMeter
General
1 139 (8.08%) Finance
2 97 (5.64%) Retail
3 70 (4.07%) Marketing
4 49 (2.85%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.27%) Advertising
6 31 (1.80%) Banking
7 25 (1.45%) Back Office
8 18 (1.05%) Games
9 16 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (0.81%) Legal
11 13 (0.76%) Multimedia
12 11 (0.64%) Law
13 10 (0.58%) Publishing
14 4 (0.23%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.17%) Electronics
15 3 (0.17%) Military
16 2 (0.12%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.12%) Automotive
16 2 (0.12%) Digital Economy
17 1 (0.058%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,112 (64.65%) Developer
2 809 (47.03%) PHP Developer
3 239 (13.90%) Senior Developer
4 235 (13.66%) Web Developer
5 180 (10.47%) Senior PHP Developer
6 160 (9.30%) PHP Web Developer
7 134 (7.79%) DevOps Engineer
8 117 (6.80%) Linux Engineer
9 105 (6.10%) Administrator
10 102 (5.93%) Systems Administrator
11 93 (5.41%) LAMP Developer
12 82 (4.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 81 (4.71%) Linux Administrator
14 80 (4.65%) PHP LAMP Developer
15 72 (4.19%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 68 (3.95%) JavaScript Developer
17 64 (3.72%) Senior Web Developer
18 63 (3.66%) Full Stack Developer
19 55 (3.20%) Software Engineer
20 49 (2.85%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 827 (48.08%) CSS
2 812 (47.21%) HTML
3 456 (26.51%) jQuery
4 310 (18.02%) Laravel
5 308 (17.91%) HTML5
6 274 (15.93%) Symfony
7 251 (14.59%) Web Services
8 218 (12.67%) AngularJS
9 217 (12.62%) LEMP Stack
10 214 (12.44%) Node.js
11 177 (10.29%) CSS3
12 174 (10.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 151 (8.78%) REST
14 133 (7.73%) Ajax
15 122 (7.09%) Sass
16 115 (6.69%) XML
17 109 (6.34%) CodeIgniter
18 104 (6.05%) React
19 89 (5.17%) SOAP
20 88 (5.12%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 124 (7.21%) Fintech
2 93 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 72 (4.19%) User Experience
4 69 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
4 69 (4.01%) Computer Science
4 69 (4.01%) Linux Command Line
5 68 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
6 45 (2.62%) Private Cloud
7 43 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
8 40 (2.33%) Public Cloud
9 37 (2.15%) Data Centre
10 31 (1.80%) Clustering
10 31 (1.80%) Replication
11 24 (1.40%) Digital Media
12 22 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.93%) Hedge funds
14 14 (0.81%) BBC
14 14 (0.81%) Social Media
15 11 (0.64%) Xbox
16 10 (0.58%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 1,124 (65.35%) Linux
2 243 (14.13%) Windows
3 194 (11.28%) CentOS
4 135 (7.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 114 (6.63%) Unix
6 82 (4.77%) Debian
7 77 (4.48%) Ubuntu
8 40 (2.33%) Android
9 36 (2.09%) Apple iOS
10 29 (1.69%) Windows Server
11 20 (1.16%) Amazon Linux
12 18 (1.05%) Mac OS X
13 12 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (0.52%) CoreOS
15 9 (0.52%) Windows 10
16 8 (0.47%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.47%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
18 1 (0.058%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 580 (33.72%) Agile Software Development
2 515 (29.94%) Web Development
3 483 (28.08%) MVC
4 398 (23.14%) DevOps
5 327 (19.01%) OOP
6 306 (17.79%) E-Commerce
7 246 (14.30%) Scrum
8 239 (13.90%) OO
9 213 (12.38%) Software Engineering
10 168 (9.77%) Continuous Integration
11 158 (9.19%) OO PHP
12 156 (9.07%) Mentoring
13 150 (8.72%) TDD
14 149 (8.66%) Configuration Management
15 143 (8.31%) Problem-Solving
16 133 (7.73%) Open Source
17 120 (6.98%) Front End Development
18 110 (6.40%) Test Automation
19 104 (6.05%) SDLC
20 92 (5.35%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,323 (76.92%) PHP
2 925 (53.78%) JavaScript
3 416 (24.19%) Python
4 281 (16.34%) Java
5 266 (15.47%) Bash Shell
6 252 (14.65%) SQL
7 180 (10.47%) Ruby
8 179 (10.41%) Perl
9 71 (4.13%) C#
10 68 (3.95%) PHP 7
11 66 (3.84%) PHP 5
12 64 (3.72%) PowerShell
13 54 (3.14%) C++
14 52 (3.02%) Scala
15 45 (2.62%) C
16 43 (2.50%) Shell Script
17 33 (1.92%) Go
18 17 (0.99%) ES6
19 15 (0.87%) Objective-C
20 12 (0.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 99 (5.76%) Degree
2 43 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (1.22%) AWS Certification
4 19 (1.10%) CCNA
4 19 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (1.05%) CISSP
6 16 (0.93%) SSCP
7 13 (0.76%) Security Cleared
8 12 (0.70%) Master's Degree
9 11 (0.64%) DV Cleared
10 10 (0.58%) CompTIA Security+
10 10 (0.58%) SANS
11 9 (0.52%) GIAC
11 9 (0.52%) Linux+ Certification
11 9 (0.52%) MCSE
11 9 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.52%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (0.47%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
13 6 (0.35%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (4.77%) QA
2 19 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.76%) GCP
4 6 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.29%) GDPR
6 4 (0.23%) SLA
7 3 (0.17%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.12%) COBIT
8 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 207 (12.03%) Docker
2 59 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.86%) Hyper-V
4 28 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
5 23 (1.34%) Varnish
6 20 (1.16%) iptables
7 18 (1.05%) Active Directory
7 18 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (0.99%) vSphere
9 16 (0.93%) VirtualBox
10 12 (0.70%) KVM
11 11 (0.64%) Postfix
11 11 (0.64%) XenServer
12 9 (0.52%) HDFS
13 7 (0.41%) Ceph
13 7 (0.41%) Dovecot
14 6 (0.35%) Samba
14 6 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.29%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 257 (14.94%) Puppet
2 205 (11.92%) Ansible
3 122 (7.09%) Nagios
4 118 (6.86%) Opscode Chef
5 78 (4.53%) Kubernetes
6 35 (2.03%) ZABBIX
7 34 (1.98%) HAProxy
8 29 (1.69%) Terraform
9 27 (1.57%) logstash
10 25 (1.45%) Salt
11 19 (1.10%) Galera Cluster
12 14 (0.81%) Check_MK
12 14 (0.81%) Plesk
13 12 (0.70%) Cacti
14 11 (0.64%) Graylog
14 11 (0.64%) Icinga
14 11 (0.64%) SELinux
15 10 (0.58%) Capistrano
15 10 (0.58%) cPanel
16 9 (0.52%) Graphite
Vendors
1 205 (11.92%) Zend
2 162 (9.42%) Oracle
3 107 (6.22%) Google
4 105 (6.10%) Red Hat
5 104 (6.05%) VMware
6 89 (5.17%) Microsoft
7 73 (4.24%) Splunk
8 45 (2.62%) Twitter
9 36 (2.09%) AppDynamics
10 35 (2.03%) WorldPay
11 33 (1.92%) Qualys
12 30 (1.74%) New Relic
12 30 (1.74%) SaltStack
13 29 (1.69%) Adobe
14 28 (1.63%) Cisco
15 21 (1.22%) hybris
16 15 (0.87%) Facebook
17 13 (0.76%) Rackspace
18 12 (0.70%) Assembla
18 12 (0.70%) Atlassian