Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 435 454 374
Rank change year-on-year +19 -80 -52
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 490 725 1,244
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.64% 0.84%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.48% 1.62% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 425 610 1,063
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £33,750 £33,066 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £43,250 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.73% -3.89% -
75th Percentile £51,494 £56,250 £58,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

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 33,180 44,737 58,301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.21% 39.41% 39.15%
Number of salaries quoted 26,745 37,159 48,214
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,250 £38,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £71,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%

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 12 April 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 12 April 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 -2 443 £42,500 -5.56% 131
UK excluding London +22 376 £42,500 +6.25% 112
South East +66 163 £42,500 -5.56% 29
Work from Home -34 145 £42,500 -10.53% 33
London +33 88 £45,000 -18.18% 26
South West +14 85 £41,000 +2.50% 13
Midlands +7 42 £37,500 - 28
North of England -30 35 £40,000 +5.26% 27
North West +14 25 £42,500 +6.25% 11
East Midlands +11 25 £35,000 -12.50% 15
Scotland +24 23 £47,500 +20.25% 3
East of England +23 23 £45,000 -14.29% 8
West Midlands +16 17 £37,501 +7.14% 13
Yorkshire -35 9 £33,750 -4.93% 13
Northern Ireland - 5 £52,500 -
Wales +16 4 - - 4
North East +13 1 £28,500 -21.92% 3

For the 6 months to 12 April 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.

1 414 (84.49%) PHP
2 353 (72.04%) MySQL
3 347 (70.82%) JavaScript
4 298 (60.82%) HTML
5 273 (55.71%) CSS
6 241 (49.18%) Linux
7 223 (45.51%) Git (software)
8 165 (33.67%) Laravel
9 164 (33.47%) MVC
10 160 (32.65%) Apache
11 154 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
12 153 (31.22%) OOP
13 135 (27.55%) Web Development
14 121 (24.69%) AWS
15 109 (22.24%) Symfony
16 106 (21.63%) Docker
17 102 (20.82%) E-Commerce
18 88 (17.96%) Web Services
19 86 (17.55%) HTML5
20 78 (15.92%) AngularJS
21 74 (15.10%) Python
22 71 (14.49%) REST
22 71 (14.49%) DevOps
23 70 (14.29%) OO
24 67 (13.67%) Node.js
24 67 (13.67%) Problem-Solving
25 66 (13.47%) jQuery
26 65 (13.27%) Retail
26 65 (13.27%) Finance
27 59 (12.04%) Degree

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
1 160 (32.65%) Apache
2 47 (9.59%) WordPress
3 43 (8.78%) CMS
4 38 (7.76%) Drupal
5 28 (5.71%) nginx
6 10 (2.04%) Confluence
7 9 (1.84%) IIS
7 9 (1.84%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.22%) Apache Spark
8 6 (1.22%) GemFire
9 5 (1.02%) Apache Pulsar
9 5 (1.02%) Facebook Platform
10 4 (0.82%) SugarCRM
11 3 (0.61%) Apache Solr
11 3 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (0.61%) JBoss
11 3 (0.61%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.61%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.61%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (2.04%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 5 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.82%) Adobe XD
3 4 (0.82%) Fireworks
3 4 (0.82%) Gliffy
3 4 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.82%) Sketch
4 1 (0.20%) Figma
Business Applications
1 13 (2.65%) Shopify
2 12 (2.45%) Magento
3 4 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 121 (24.69%) AWS
2 47 (9.59%) SaaS
3 44 (8.98%) Azure
4 42 (8.57%) GCP
5 38 (7.76%) GitHub
6 12 (2.45%) npm
7 8 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (1.43%) DigitalOcean
8 7 (1.43%) Google Analytics
9 6 (1.22%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.22%) PaaS
9 6 (1.22%) Route 53
9 6 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (1.02%) Datadog
11 4 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.82%) IaaS
11 4 (0.82%) Microsoft 365
11 4 (0.82%) Serverless
11 4 (0.82%) Yarn
12 3 (0.61%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.88%) Firewall
2 18 (3.67%) DNS
2 18 (3.67%) Network Security
3 12 (2.45%) HTTPS
3 12 (2.45%) Intranet
4 11 (2.24%) SSL
5 7 (1.43%) Internet
5 7 (1.43%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.22%) DHCP
6 6 (1.22%) VPN
7 5 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (1.02%) OpenVPN
7 5 (1.02%) SAN
8 4 (0.82%) DSL
8 4 (0.82%) HTTP
8 4 (0.82%) IPv4
8 4 (0.82%) IPv6
8 4 (0.82%) SSH
9 3 (0.61%) LAN
10 2 (0.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 353 (72.04%) MySQL
2 44 (8.98%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (6.53%) SQL Server
4 31 (6.33%) MariaDB
4 31 (6.33%) MongoDB
5 25 (5.10%) NoSQL
5 25 (5.10%) Redis
6 22 (4.49%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.45%) Big Data
8 6 (1.22%) HBase
9 3 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.20%) Apache Ignite
11 1 (0.20%) phpMyAdmin
11 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.20%) Tableau
11 1 (0.20%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 223 (45.51%) Git (software)
2 51 (10.41%) JIRA
3 50 (10.20%) Jenkins
4 21 (4.29%) PHPUnit
5 13 (2.65%) gulp
6 12 (2.45%) GitLab
7 11 (2.24%) webpack
8 10 (2.04%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.84%) Travis CI
10 8 (1.63%) Storybook
11 7 (1.43%) Eclipse
11 7 (1.43%) Grunt
11 7 (1.43%) Subversion
11 7 (1.43%) Vagrant
12 6 (1.22%) Gradle
12 6 (1.22%) IntelliJ
12 6 (1.22%) JUnit
12 6 (1.22%) Protractor
12 6 (1.22%) Selenium
12 6 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 65 (13.27%) Finance
1 65 (13.27%) Retail
2 18 (3.67%) Marketing
3 15 (3.06%) Law
4 8 (1.63%) Banking
5 7 (1.43%) Public Sector
6 6 (1.22%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.82%) Local Government
8 3 (0.61%) Legal
9 2 (0.41%) Games
9 2 (0.41%) Publishing
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 347 (70.82%) Developer
2 213 (43.47%) PHP Developer
3 58 (11.84%) Senior Developer
4 57 (11.63%) Full Stack Developer
5 45 (9.18%) Web Developer
6 43 (8.78%) Senior PHP Developer
7 40 (8.16%) Junior
8 37 (7.55%) Junior Developer
9 35 (7.14%) LAMP Developer
10 27 (5.51%) PHP Laravel Developer
11 20 (4.08%) Backend Developer
12 19 (3.88%) JavaScript Developer
13 18 (3.67%) Administrator
13 18 (3.67%) DevOps Engineer
13 18 (3.67%) Graduate
14 17 (3.47%) Graduate Developer
15 15 (3.06%) Lead Developer
16 14 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
17 13 (2.65%) Software Developer
17 13 (2.65%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 298 (60.82%) HTML
2 273 (55.71%) CSS
3 165 (33.67%) Laravel
4 109 (22.24%) Symfony
5 88 (17.96%) Web Services
6 86 (17.55%) HTML5
7 78 (15.92%) AngularJS
8 71 (14.49%) REST
9 67 (13.67%) Node.js
10 66 (13.47%) jQuery
11 58 (11.84%) React
12 57 (11.63%) JSON
13 52 (10.61%) RESTful
13 52 (10.61%) Vue.js
14 39 (7.96%) SOAP
15 38 (7.76%) LAPP Stack
16 36 (7.35%) CSS3
17 34 (6.94%) Sass
18 32 (6.53%) LEMP Stack
19 26 (5.31%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.37%) Linux Command Line
2 39 (7.96%) Greenfield Project
3 29 (5.92%) User Experience
4 28 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (5.10%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.04%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.84%) e-Learning
8 9 (1.84%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.63%) iPad
10 7 (1.43%) NHS
10 7 (1.43%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.02%) Clustering
11 5 (1.02%) Data Centre
11 5 (1.02%) Derivative
11 5 (1.02%) Social Media
12 4 (0.82%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.82%) Mobile Computing
12 4 (0.82%) PKI
12 4 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 241 (49.18%) Linux
2 44 (8.98%) Ubuntu
3 37 (7.55%) CentOS
4 34 (6.94%) Windows
5 20 (4.08%) Unix
6 19 (3.88%) Debian
7 10 (2.04%) Windows Server
8 7 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.43%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (1.22%) Fedora
10 4 (0.82%) Android
10 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.61%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.41%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (33.47%) MVC
2 154 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
3 153 (31.22%) OOP
4 135 (27.55%) Web Development
5 102 (20.82%) E-Commerce
6 71 (14.49%) DevOps
7 70 (14.29%) OO
8 67 (13.67%) Problem-Solving
9 53 (10.82%) Computer Science
10 50 (10.20%) TDD
11 43 (8.78%) Microservices
11 43 (8.78%) Software Engineering
12 41 (8.37%) Scrum
13 40 (8.16%) Open Source
14 34 (6.94%) Migration
15 33 (6.73%) Front End Development
16 28 (5.71%) Content Management
16 28 (5.71%) Data Migration
16 28 (5.71%) Fintech
17 27 (5.51%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 414 (84.49%) PHP
2 347 (70.82%) JavaScript
3 74 (15.10%) Python
4 55 (11.22%) SQL
5 46 (9.39%) Java
6 33 (6.73%) Bash Shell
7 24 (4.90%) PHP 7
8 23 (4.69%) Go
9 20 (4.08%) Shell Script
10 19 (3.88%) TypeScript
11 17 (3.47%) Perl
12 16 (3.27%) Ruby
13 14 (2.86%) C#
14 13 (2.65%) PowerShell
15 11 (2.24%) PHP 5
16 10 (2.04%) Groovy
17 4 (0.82%) T-SQL
18 3 (0.61%) C
18 3 (0.61%) ES6
19 1 (0.20%) C++
Qualifications
1 59 (12.04%) Degree
2 14 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (2.45%) AWS Certification
4 6 (1.22%) HND
4 6 (1.22%) OCP
4 6 (1.22%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.82%) MCSA
5 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.61%) DBS Check
6 3 (0.61%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.20%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 1 (0.20%) CCSP
7 1 (0.20%) CISA
7 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.20%) CISM
7 1 (0.20%) CRISC
7 1 (0.20%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.24%) SLA
2 7 (1.43%) QA
2 7 (1.43%) WCAG
3 6 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.82%) WAI
5 2 (0.41%) GDPR
6 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 106 (21.63%) Docker
2 18 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.65%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.43%) Postfix
5 6 (1.22%) HDFS
6 3 (0.61%) NFS
7 2 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.20%) OpenSIPS
8 1 (0.20%) Varnish
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 52 (10.61%) Kubernetes
2 30 (6.12%) Ansible
3 22 (4.49%) HAProxy
4 19 (3.88%) Puppet
5 18 (3.67%) Terraform
6 16 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (2.45%) Docker Swarm
8 7 (1.43%) Grafana
8 7 (1.43%) Icinga
8 7 (1.43%) Prometheus
9 5 (1.02%) Munin
9 5 (1.02%) Nagios
10 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (0.61%) Rundeck
12 2 (0.41%) yum
13 1 (0.20%) CASB
13 1 (0.20%) Consul
13 1 (0.20%) Ganeti
13 1 (0.20%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 50 (10.20%) Zend
2 46 (9.39%) Google
3 26 (5.31%) VMware
4 18 (3.67%) Microsoft
5 12 (2.45%) Red Hat
6 8 (1.63%) Adobe
7 6 (1.22%) Cisco
7 6 (1.22%) Okta
8 5 (1.02%) AppDynamics
8 5 (1.02%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.02%) Dynatrace
8 5 (1.02%) Facebook
8 5 (1.02%) Lets Encrypt
8 5 (1.02%) New Relic
8 5 (1.02%) SolarWinds
9 4 (0.82%) FalconStor
9 4 (0.82%) Oracle
9 4 (0.82%) Solarflare
9 4 (0.82%) Talend
9 4 (0.82%) Veeam