Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 301 249 233
Rank change year-on-year -52 -16 -55
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 1963 2672 3192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.39% 1.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.75% 3.56% 3.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1755 2485 2809
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,700
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% +7.14%

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 71346 74978 83078
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.21% 38.90% 37.92%
Number of salaries quoted 58999 65065 71173
UK median annual salary £48,250 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.58% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -59 1835 £42,500 - 102
UK excluding London -35 1198 £38,000 -5.00% 59
London -97 678 £55,000 +4.76% 43
North of England +34 372 £40,000 +14.29% 18
South East -92 314 £42,500 - 7
Midlands +30 242 £32,500 -7.14% 17
North West +49 205 £40,000 +14.29% 11
Yorkshire +30 166 £40,000 +14.29% 7
West Midlands +10 166 £32,500 +3.17% 6
South West -18 154 £34,000 -9.33% 10
East Midlands +59 76 £33,500 -16.25% 11
East of England -45 71 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Scotland -17 35 £38,500 +10.00%
Wales -1 9 £52,163 +43.90%
North East +1 1 £42,500 +30.77%
Northern Ireland -22 1 £41,500 -

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 1556 (79.27%) PHP
2 1519 (77.38%) MySQL
3 1260 (64.19%) Linux
4 1080 (55.02%) JavaScript
5 984 (50.13%) HTML
6 946 (48.19%) CSS
7 893 (45.49%) Apache
8 720 (36.68%) Git (software)
9 646 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
10 557 (28.37%) jQuery
11 511 (26.03%) Web Development
12 478 (24.35%) MVC
13 410 (20.89%) DevOps
14 403 (20.53%) Laravel
15 368 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
16 363 (18.49%) HTML5
17 359 (18.29%) Python
18 348 (17.73%) OOP
19 342 (17.42%) Puppet
20 341 (17.37%) OO
21 321 (16.35%) LEMP Stack
22 320 (16.30%) SQL
23 319 (16.25%) Symfony
24 307 (15.64%) Bash Shell
25 295 (15.03%) AngularJS
26 289 (14.72%) Windows
27 285 (14.52%) Docker
28 272 (13.86%) Zend
29 265 (13.50%) nginx
30 263 (13.40%) Web Services

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
1 893 (45.49%) Apache
2 265 (13.50%) nginx
3 213 (10.85%) WordPress
4 194 (9.88%) CMS
5 160 (8.15%) Drupal
6 143 (7.28%) Tomcat
7 98 (4.99%) Elasticsearch
8 83 (4.23%) IIS
9 76 (3.87%) OpenStack
10 47 (2.39%) JBoss
11 26 (1.32%) Apache Solr
12 25 (1.27%) WebSphere
13 23 (1.17%) Joomla!
14 22 (1.12%) CloudStack
15 20 (1.02%) Jetty
16 19 (0.97%) MS Exchange
17 17 (0.87%) WebLogic
18 14 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
19 13 (0.66%) Confluence
20 12 (0.61%) Moodle
Applications
1 33 (1.68%) Photoshop
2 17 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (0.31%) InDesign
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.10%) HipChat
7 1 (0.051%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.051%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.051%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 147 (7.49%) Magento
2 15 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
3 13 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.51%) Shopify
5 9 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.15%) Exchequer
8 1 (0.051%) OpenCart
8 1 (0.051%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.051%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 368 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 104 (5.30%) SaaS
3 98 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 80 (4.08%) GitHub
5 78 (3.97%) Amazon EC2
6 68 (3.46%) Amazon S3
7 47 (2.39%) Google Cloud Platform
8 34 (1.73%) IaaS
9 30 (1.53%) npm
10 29 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
11 24 (1.22%) PaaS
12 22 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
13 21 (1.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 18 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
15 17 (0.87%) Office 365
16 14 (0.71%) Google Analytics
16 14 (0.71%) Slack
17 12 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 11 (0.56%) Route 53
19 9 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 141 (7.18%) DNS
2 133 (6.78%) Firewall
3 102 (5.20%) TCP/IP
4 77 (3.92%) Internet
5 71 (3.62%) SSH
6 54 (2.75%) HTTP
7 49 (2.50%) VPN
8 41 (2.09%) SSL
9 36 (1.83%) DHCP
9 36 (1.83%) SAN
10 33 (1.68%) SMTP
10 33 (1.68%) WAN
11 31 (1.58%) LAN
12 27 (1.38%) Network Security
12 27 (1.38%) VLAN
13 26 (1.32%) SNMP
13 26 (1.32%) VoIP
14 24 (1.22%) iSCSI
15 23 (1.17%) LDAP
16 22 (1.12%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1519 (77.38%) MySQL
2 177 (9.02%) MongoDB
3 148 (7.54%) SQL Server
4 142 (7.23%) PostgreSQL
5 102 (5.20%) NoSQL
6 85 (4.33%) Redis
7 83 (4.23%) Relational Database
8 73 (3.72%) MariaDB
9 56 (2.85%) Amazon RDS
10 50 (2.55%) Hadoop
11 36 (1.83%) Big Data
12 31 (1.58%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (0.76%) SQLite
14 14 (0.71%) HBase
15 13 (0.66%) InfluxDB
16 12 (0.61%) RDBMS
17 10 (0.51%) Oracle Database
17 10 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 9 (0.46%) Apache Hive
19 8 (0.41%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 720 (36.68%) Git (software)
2 256 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 179 (9.12%) Subversion
4 130 (6.62%) JIRA
5 120 (6.11%) PHPUnit
6 100 (5.09%) gulp
7 71 (3.62%) Vagrant
8 68 (3.46%) Grunt
9 49 (2.50%) Selenium
10 42 (2.14%) Maven
11 34 (1.73%) JUnit
12 30 (1.53%) TeamCity
13 27 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 27 (1.38%) Bitbucket
13 27 (1.38%) webpack
14 20 (1.02%) Ant
14 20 (1.02%) Bower
14 20 (1.02%) GitLab
14 20 (1.02%) PhantomJS
15 18 (0.92%) jMock
General
1 172 (8.76%) Marketing
2 167 (8.51%) Finance
3 64 (3.26%) Games
4 61 (3.11%) Retail
5 58 (2.95%) Advertising
6 43 (2.19%) Telecoms
7 40 (2.04%) Banking
8 26 (1.32%) Legal
9 24 (1.22%) Automotive
10 22 (1.12%) Back Office
11 18 (0.92%) Manufacturing
12 16 (0.82%) Electronics
13 14 (0.71%) Publishing
14 12 (0.61%) Law
15 11 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.36%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.20%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.15%) French Language
19 2 (0.10%) Online Betting
19 2 (0.10%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 1298 (66.12%) Developer
2 941 (47.94%) PHP Developer
3 256 (13.04%) Senior Developer
4 242 (12.33%) Web Developer
5 194 (9.88%) Administrator
6 189 (9.63%) Systems Administrator
7 176 (8.97%) Senior PHP Developer
8 171 (8.71%) Linux Administrator
9 168 (8.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 166 (8.46%) PHP Web Developer
11 160 (8.15%) LAMP Developer
12 147 (7.49%) DevOps Engineer
13 137 (6.98%) JavaScript Developer
14 124 (6.32%) PHP LAMP Developer
15 110 (5.60%) Lead Developer
16 106 (5.40%) Linux Engineer
17 102 (5.20%) Full Stack Developer
18 89 (4.53%) MySQL Developer
19 87 (4.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
20 83 (4.23%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 984 (50.13%) HTML
2 946 (48.19%) CSS
3 557 (28.37%) jQuery
4 403 (20.53%) Laravel
5 363 (18.49%) HTML5
6 321 (16.35%) LEMP Stack
7 319 (16.25%) Symfony
8 295 (15.03%) AngularJS
9 263 (13.40%) Web Services
10 215 (10.95%) CSS3
11 189 (9.63%) Ajax
12 181 (9.22%) Node.js
13 178 (9.07%) XML
14 169 (8.61%) SOAP
15 154 (7.85%) RESTful
16 148 (7.54%) REST
17 146 (7.44%) Sass
17 146 (7.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 142 (7.23%) React
19 139 (7.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 163 (8.30%) User Experience
2 128 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 123 (6.27%) Mobile App
4 94 (4.79%) Linux Command Line
5 86 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
6 74 (3.77%) Data Centre
7 67 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
8 61 (3.11%) Fintech
9 55 (2.80%) iPad
10 32 (1.63%) Replication
11 25 (1.27%) Digital Media
12 24 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
12 24 (1.22%) Management Information System
12 24 (1.22%) Public Cloud
13 22 (1.12%) BBC
14 16 (0.82%) Online Games
14 16 (0.82%) Private Cloud
15 15 (0.76%) Clustering
16 11 (0.56%) Virtual Team
17 10 (0.51%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1260 (64.19%) Linux
2 289 (14.72%) Windows
3 189 (9.63%) CentOS
4 145 (7.39%) Ubuntu
5 140 (7.13%) Unix
6 106 (5.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 95 (4.84%) Debian
8 78 (3.97%) Android
9 68 (3.46%) Apple iOS
10 65 (3.31%) Windows Server
11 26 (1.32%) Mac OS X
12 20 (1.02%) Fedora
13 18 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (0.41%) Solaris
15 7 (0.36%) VMS
16 6 (0.31%) AIX
16 6 (0.31%) SUSE
16 6 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
17 3 (0.15%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 646 (32.91%) Agile Software Development
2 511 (26.03%) Web Development
3 478 (24.35%) MVC
4 410 (20.89%) DevOps
5 348 (17.73%) OOP
6 341 (17.37%) OO
7 261 (13.30%) E-Commerce
8 228 (11.61%) TDD
9 207 (10.55%) Scrum
10 186 (9.48%) Software Engineering
11 185 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
12 165 (8.41%) Open Source
13 158 (8.05%) Mentoring
14 149 (7.59%) Configuration Management
15 143 (7.28%) Front End Development
16 138 (7.03%) OO PHP
17 127 (6.47%) Unit Testing
18 106 (5.40%) Project Management
19 105 (5.35%) BDD
20 86 (4.38%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1556 (79.27%) PHP
2 1080 (55.02%) JavaScript
3 359 (18.29%) Python
4 320 (16.30%) SQL
5 307 (15.64%) Bash Shell
6 238 (12.12%) Java
7 227 (11.56%) Perl
8 187 (9.53%) Ruby
9 108 (5.50%) PHP 5
10 107 (5.45%) PHP 7
11 67 (3.41%) Shell Script
12 55 (2.80%) PowerShell
13 53 (2.70%) C#
14 42 (2.14%) C
15 36 (1.83%) C++
16 32 (1.63%) ES6
17 23 (1.17%) XPath
18 20 (1.02%) TypeScript
19 16 (0.82%) ActionScript
19 16 (0.82%) AWK
Qualifications
1 160 (8.15%) Degree
2 73 (3.72%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (0.61%) Security Cleared
4 9 (0.46%) RHCE
5 7 (0.36%) CCNA
5 7 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.31%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.31%) RHCA
6 6 (0.31%) RHCSA
7 5 (0.25%) CCIE
7 5 (0.25%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.25%) SC Cleared
8 4 (0.20%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.20%) Numerate Degree
8 4 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.10%) CCNP
9 2 (0.10%) ISEB
9 2 (0.10%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.10%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (4.69%) QA
2 29 (1.48%) GCP
3 20 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.97%) SLA
5 15 (0.76%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.36%) GDPR
8 3 (0.15%) WCAG
9 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.10%) DICOM
9 2 (0.10%) HL7
9 2 (0.10%) ISAE 3402
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.10%) SSAE 16
10 1 (0.051%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.051%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.051%) WAI
System Software
1 285 (14.52%) Docker
2 95 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.99%) Varnish
4 37 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (1.73%) Xen
6 33 (1.68%) Active Directory
7 31 (1.58%) KVM
8 26 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (1.17%) Hyper-V
10 22 (1.12%) NFS
11 20 (1.02%) Samba
11 20 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
11 20 (1.02%) vSphere
11 20 (1.02%) XenServer
12 18 (0.92%) iptables
13 17 (0.87%) LXC
14 16 (0.82%) VirtualBox
15 15 (0.76%) Postfix
16 9 (0.46%) XenApp
17 7 (0.36%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 342 (17.42%) Puppet
2 233 (11.87%) Opscode Chef
3 189 (9.63%) Ansible
4 94 (4.79%) Nagios
5 47 (2.39%) Kubernetes
6 46 (2.34%) Terraform
7 43 (2.19%) HAProxy
8 36 (1.83%) cPanel
9 33 (1.68%) Salt
10 26 (1.32%) Graphite
11 23 (1.17%) logstash
11 23 (1.17%) ZABBIX
12 21 (1.07%) Cacti
13 16 (0.82%) Icinga
14 15 (0.76%) Cobbler
14 15 (0.76%) Grafana
14 15 (0.76%) SELinux
15 13 (0.66%) CFEngine
15 13 (0.66%) Tivoli
16 12 (0.61%) vRealize
Vendors
1 272 (13.86%) Zend
2 155 (7.90%) Red Hat
3 134 (6.83%) VMware
4 101 (5.15%) Oracle
5 81 (4.13%) Microsoft
6 73 (3.72%) Google
7 29 (1.48%) SaltStack
8 28 (1.43%) Cisco
9 21 (1.07%) Citrix
10 18 (0.92%) IBM
10 18 (0.92%) Rackspace
10 18 (0.92%) Sencha
11 16 (0.82%) Twitter
12 15 (0.76%) Adobe
13 14 (0.71%) HP
14 12 (0.61%) Atlassian
14 12 (0.61%) Facebook
14 12 (0.61%) NetApp
14 12 (0.61%) Salesforce.com
15 11 (0.56%) Splunk