Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 304 271 239
Rank change year-on-year -33 -32 -53
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 1919 2415 3147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.27% 1.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.66% 3.26% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1715 2221 2803
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £64,950
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,750
% change year-on-year -6.25% +5.96% +7.86%

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 72188 74049 82710
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.07% 39.01% 38.03%
Number of salaries quoted 60025 64270 70733
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.12%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 23 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -36 1808 £42,500 - 120
UK excluding London -26 1141 £37,500 -6.25% 74
London -59 700 £55,000 - 50
South East -82 332 £40,000 -5.88% 23
North of England +47 319 £40,000 +6.67% 19
Midlands +12 252 £35,000 -6.67% 11
West Midlands +7 169 £35,000 -6.67% 8
North West +2 160 £40,000 +6.67% 6
Yorkshire +71 152 £42,500 +19.56% 11
South West -12 135 £32,500 -13.33% 10
East Midlands +35 83 £35,000 -11.39% 3
East of England -42 69 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Scotland -25 24 £38,500 +10.00% 1
North East +9 7 £38,750 +17.42% 2
Wales -6 5 £52,500 +50.00% 4
Northern Ireland -20 5 £45,750 -

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing LAMP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for LAMP.

1 1522 (79.31%) PHP
2 1479 (77.07%) MySQL
3 1213 (63.21%) Linux
4 1095 (57.06%) JavaScript
5 985 (51.33%) HTML
6 961 (50.08%) CSS
7 832 (43.36%) Apache
8 707 (36.84%) Git (software)
9 645 (33.61%) Agile Software Development
10 546 (28.45%) jQuery
11 525 (27.36%) MVC
12 509 (26.52%) Web Development
13 414 (21.57%) DevOps
14 397 (20.69%) Laravel
15 385 (20.06%) OOP
16 380 (19.80%) HTML5
17 378 (19.70%) OO
18 354 (18.45%) Python
19 337 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
20 333 (17.35%) Symfony
21 317 (16.52%) SQL
22 310 (16.15%) E-Commerce
22 310 (16.15%) LEMP Stack
23 308 (16.05%) Windows
24 300 (15.63%) Zend
25 288 (15.01%) Puppet
26 275 (14.33%) AngularJS
27 267 (13.91%) Docker
27 267 (13.91%) Java
28 261 (13.60%) Bash Shell

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
1 832 (43.36%) Apache
2 254 (13.24%) nginx
3 219 (11.41%) WordPress
4 191 (9.95%) CMS
5 124 (6.46%) Drupal
6 117 (6.10%) Tomcat
7 89 (4.64%) Elasticsearch
8 78 (4.06%) IIS
9 58 (3.02%) OpenStack
10 25 (1.30%) CloudStack
10 25 (1.30%) JBoss
11 24 (1.25%) Apache Solr
12 22 (1.15%) Apache Spark
13 20 (1.04%) Jetty
14 19 (0.99%) Apache Pig
14 19 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
14 19 (0.99%) Joomla!
14 19 (0.99%) WebSphere
15 17 (0.89%) Confluence
16 16 (0.83%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 45 (2.34%) Photoshop
2 20 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 19 (0.99%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.21%) HipChat
5 4 (0.21%) InDesign
6 2 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.052%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.052%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 152 (7.92%) Magento
2 25 (1.30%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 7 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.31%) Shopify
6 1 (0.052%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.052%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.052%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.052%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 337 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
2 101 (5.26%) SaaS
3 94 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 77 (4.01%) GitHub
5 72 (3.75%) Amazon EC2
6 55 (2.87%) Google Cloud Platform
7 48 (2.50%) Amazon S3
8 32 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
9 26 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 21 (1.09%) IaaS
11 20 (1.04%) Office 365
12 19 (0.99%) Google Analytics
12 19 (0.99%) Route 53
13 18 (0.94%) npm
14 13 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 13 (0.68%) Slack
15 12 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 11 (0.57%) PaaS
17 10 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 136 (7.09%) Firewall
2 123 (6.41%) DNS
3 95 (4.95%) TCP/IP
4 67 (3.49%) Internet
5 59 (3.07%) SSH
6 52 (2.71%) HTTP
7 49 (2.55%) VPN
8 48 (2.50%) SSL
9 32 (1.67%) Network Security
10 27 (1.41%) DHCP
10 27 (1.41%) SMTP
11 24 (1.25%) FTP
11 24 (1.25%) SAN
11 24 (1.25%) SNMP
11 24 (1.25%) VLAN
12 18 (0.94%) LAN
12 18 (0.94%) WAN
13 17 (0.89%) iSCSI
13 17 (0.89%) LDAP
14 15 (0.78%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1479 (77.07%) MySQL
2 174 (9.07%) MongoDB
3 154 (8.03%) PostgreSQL
4 141 (7.35%) SQL Server
5 101 (5.26%) Redis
6 94 (4.90%) Relational Database
7 85 (4.43%) NoSQL
8 73 (3.80%) Hadoop
9 69 (3.60%) MariaDB
10 57 (2.97%) Amazon RDS
11 41 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
11 41 (2.14%) Big Data
12 24 (1.25%) Apache Hive
13 20 (1.04%) RDBMS
14 18 (0.94%) HBase
15 17 (0.89%) SQLite
16 13 (0.68%) DB2
17 12 (0.63%) Oracle Database
18 10 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 8 (0.42%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 707 (36.84%) Git (software)
2 246 (12.82%) Jenkins
3 171 (8.91%) Subversion
4 147 (7.66%) JIRA
5 133 (6.93%) PHPUnit
6 94 (4.90%) gulp
7 83 (4.33%) Grunt
8 82 (4.27%) Vagrant
9 54 (2.81%) Maven
9 54 (2.81%) Selenium
10 41 (2.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 38 (1.98%) Bitbucket
12 34 (1.77%) JUnit
13 30 (1.56%) Ant
14 21 (1.09%) Bower
14 21 (1.09%) TeamCity
15 20 (1.04%) jMock
16 19 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
17 17 (0.89%) webpack
18 15 (0.78%) TestNG
General
1 155 (8.08%) Finance
2 135 (7.03%) Marketing
3 96 (5.00%) Retail
4 60 (3.13%) Advertising
5 57 (2.97%) Games
6 45 (2.34%) Banking
7 44 (2.29%) Telecoms
8 30 (1.56%) Back Office
9 23 (1.20%) Automotive
10 22 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (0.94%) Law
12 16 (0.83%) Publishing
13 14 (0.73%) Electronics
14 11 (0.57%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.52%) Legal
15 10 (0.52%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.16%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.16%) French Language
16 3 (0.16%) German Language
16 3 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 1271 (66.23%) Developer
2 927 (48.31%) PHP Developer
3 254 (13.24%) Web Developer
4 248 (12.92%) Senior Developer
5 185 (9.64%) PHP Web Developer
6 174 (9.07%) Senior PHP Developer
7 172 (8.96%) Administrator
8 170 (8.86%) Systems Administrator
9 154 (8.03%) Linux Administrator
10 153 (7.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 143 (7.45%) DevOps Engineer
12 126 (6.57%) LAMP Developer
13 116 (6.04%) JavaScript Developer
14 111 (5.78%) PHP LAMP Developer
15 100 (5.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 96 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
17 95 (4.95%) Full Stack Developer
18 90 (4.69%) Lead Developer
19 77 (4.01%) Magento Developer
20 73 (3.80%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 985 (51.33%) HTML
2 961 (50.08%) CSS
3 546 (28.45%) jQuery
4 397 (20.69%) Laravel
5 380 (19.80%) HTML5
6 333 (17.35%) Symfony
7 310 (16.15%) LEMP Stack
8 275 (14.33%) AngularJS
9 243 (12.66%) CSS3
10 237 (12.35%) Web Services
11 219 (11.41%) Node.js
12 188 (9.80%) Ajax
13 166 (8.65%) Sass
14 165 (8.60%) XML
15 147 (7.66%) REST
16 145 (7.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 143 (7.45%) SOAP
18 137 (7.14%) React
19 117 (6.10%) JSON
20 116 (6.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 134 (6.98%) Mobile App
2 128 (6.67%) User Experience
3 108 (5.63%) Computer Science
4 103 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
5 75 (3.91%) Greenfield Project
6 68 (3.54%) Fintech
7 67 (3.49%) Linux Command Line
8 65 (3.39%) Data Centre
9 32 (1.67%) Replication
10 28 (1.46%) iPad
11 27 (1.41%) Digital Media
11 27 (1.41%) Public Cloud
12 23 (1.20%) BBC
13 22 (1.15%) Management Information System
14 20 (1.04%) Private Cloud
15 19 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
16 18 (0.94%) Clustering
17 16 (0.83%) Online Games
18 13 (0.68%) PKI
19 12 (0.63%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1213 (63.21%) Linux
2 308 (16.05%) Windows
3 166 (8.65%) CentOS
4 142 (7.40%) Unix
5 138 (7.19%) Ubuntu
6 99 (5.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 68 (3.54%) Android
8 65 (3.39%) Debian
9 61 (3.18%) Apple iOS
10 51 (2.66%) Windows Server
11 32 (1.67%) Mac OS X
12 18 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (0.78%) Fedora
14 14 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (0.52%) Amazon Linux
16 8 (0.42%) SUSE
17 7 (0.36%) Solaris
18 6 (0.31%) AIX
18 6 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
19 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 645 (33.61%) Agile Software Development
2 525 (27.36%) MVC
3 509 (26.52%) Web Development
4 414 (21.57%) DevOps
5 385 (20.06%) OOP
6 378 (19.70%) OO
7 310 (16.15%) E-Commerce
8 243 (12.66%) Scrum
9 229 (11.93%) TDD
10 224 (11.67%) Software Engineering
11 203 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
12 169 (8.81%) Open Source
13 168 (8.75%) Front End Development
14 165 (8.60%) OO PHP
15 157 (8.18%) Mentoring
16 147 (7.66%) Configuration Management
17 135 (7.03%) Project Management
18 129 (6.72%) Unit Testing
19 116 (6.04%) BDD
20 105 (5.47%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1522 (79.31%) PHP
2 1095 (57.06%) JavaScript
3 354 (18.45%) Python
4 317 (16.52%) SQL
5 267 (13.91%) Java
6 261 (13.60%) Bash Shell
7 199 (10.37%) Ruby
8 174 (9.07%) Perl
9 109 (5.68%) PHP 5
10 104 (5.42%) PHP 7
11 73 (3.80%) C#
12 61 (3.18%) C++
13 60 (3.13%) PowerShell
14 58 (3.02%) Shell Script
15 55 (2.87%) C
16 30 (1.56%) Go
17 25 (1.30%) ES6
18 20 (1.04%) TypeScript
19 19 (0.99%) ActionScript
20 16 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 159 (8.29%) Degree
2 65 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (0.83%) Security Cleared
4 14 (0.73%) CCNA
4 14 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (0.68%) DV Cleared
6 12 (0.63%) AWS Certification
7 10 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
8 8 (0.42%) RHCE
9 7 (0.36%) CISSP
9 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.36%) RHCSA
10 6 (0.31%) CompTIA Security+
10 6 (0.31%) GIAC
10 6 (0.31%) Linux+ Certification
10 6 (0.31%) MCSE
10 6 (0.31%) Network+ Certification
10 6 (0.31%) SANS
10 6 (0.31%) Security+ Certification
10 6 (0.31%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (4.43%) QA
2 32 (1.67%) GCP
3 24 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.89%) SLA
5 12 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.16%) DICOM
7 3 (0.16%) HL7
7 3 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
7 3 (0.16%) SSAE 16
8 2 (0.10%) GDPR
8 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.052%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.052%) COBIT
9 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.052%) WAI
9 1 (0.052%) WCAG
System Software
1 267 (13.91%) Docker
2 87 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.67%) Hyper-V
3 32 (1.67%) KVM
4 30 (1.56%) Varnish
5 29 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (1.46%) vSphere
7 25 (1.30%) Active Directory
8 23 (1.20%) Samba
9 21 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (0.99%) NFS
10 19 (0.99%) Xen
11 17 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
12 16 (0.83%) iptables
12 16 (0.83%) LXC
13 14 (0.73%) XenServer
14 12 (0.63%) Postfix
14 12 (0.63%) VirtualBox
15 7 (0.36%) pfSense
15 7 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 288 (15.01%) Puppet
2 210 (10.94%) Opscode Chef
3 185 (9.64%) Ansible
4 70 (3.65%) Nagios
5 56 (2.92%) Kubernetes
6 47 (2.45%) Terraform
7 42 (2.19%) HAProxy
8 35 (1.82%) cPanel
8 35 (1.82%) Salt
9 25 (1.30%) ZABBIX
10 23 (1.20%) logstash
11 20 (1.04%) Graphite
12 12 (0.63%) Cobbler
12 12 (0.63%) Graylog
12 12 (0.63%) vRealize
13 11 (0.57%) Tivoli
14 9 (0.47%) Icinga
15 8 (0.42%) Backup Exec
15 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
15 8 (0.42%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 300 (15.63%) Zend
2 123 (6.41%) Oracle
3 115 (5.99%) VMware
4 105 (5.47%) Google
5 103 (5.37%) Red Hat
6 76 (3.96%) Microsoft
7 35 (1.82%) SaltStack
8 27 (1.41%) Adobe
9 23 (1.20%) Twitter
10 20 (1.04%) Apple
11 19 (0.99%) Cisco
12 17 (0.89%) hybris
12 17 (0.89%) Rackspace
12 17 (0.89%) Splunk
13 16 (0.83%) IBM
14 15 (0.78%) Atlassian
15 14 (0.73%) HP
15 14 (0.73%) SolarWinds
16 12 (0.63%) Citrix
17 11 (0.57%) Sitecore