Period
to 23 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 476 388 309
Rank change year-on-year -88 -79 -46
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 825 1,345 1,931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.82% 1.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.61% 2.04% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 707 1,200 1,715
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -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 51,267 65,864 70,679
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.52% 39.97% 40.23%
Number of salaries quoted 42,150 54,451 58,504
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 -83 788 £45,000 - 189
UK excluding London -38 585 £40,000 - 161
South East -23 249 £45,000 +4.55% 28
London -100 233 £55,000 - 43
North of England -28 98 £40,000 - 36
South West -64 81 £40,750 +8.67% 30
Midlands +19 75 £35,000 +7.69% 34
East of England +84 51 £42,500 +21.43% 18
Yorkshire -7 47 £42,500 +6.25% 11
North West +9 46 £32,500 -18.75% 19
East Midlands +54 41 £40,000 +14.29% 17
West Midlands -31 34 £35,000 +7.69% 17
Scotland +18 21 £36,000 +5.88% 8
Wales +7 9 £36,250 -14.71% 5
North East +18 5 £43,500 +45.00% 6
Northern Ireland -10 1 £45,000 -14.29% 1

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 648 (78.55%) PHP
2 579 (70.18%) MySQL
3 526 (63.76%) Linux
4 405 (49.09%) JavaScript
5 322 (39.03%) HTML
6 310 (37.58%) CSS
7 295 (35.76%) Apache
8 272 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
9 263 (31.88%) Laravel
10 261 (31.64%) Git (software)
11 253 (30.67%) MVC
12 218 (26.42%) Web Development
13 214 (25.94%) OOP
14 196 (23.76%) OO
14 196 (23.76%) jQuery
15 175 (21.21%) Symfony
16 156 (18.91%) Python
17 151 (18.30%) DevOps
18 149 (18.06%) Docker
19 146 (17.70%) AWS
20 145 (17.58%) Zend
21 121 (14.67%) SaaS
22 118 (14.30%) Bash Shell
23 111 (13.45%) LEMP Stack
24 109 (13.21%) AngularJS
24 109 (13.21%) Software Engineering
25 108 (13.09%) SQL
26 104 (12.61%) HTML5
27 103 (12.48%) Windows
28 101 (12.24%) nginx

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
1 295 (35.76%) Apache
2 101 (12.24%) nginx
3 82 (9.94%) WordPress
4 62 (7.52%) Drupal
5 45 (5.45%) CMS
6 40 (4.85%) Elasticsearch
7 39 (4.73%) Tomcat
8 22 (2.67%) MS Exchange
9 20 (2.42%) IIS
10 16 (1.94%) Confluence
11 6 (0.73%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.73%) Joomla!
12 4 (0.48%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.48%) JBoss
13 3 (0.36%) ColdFusion
13 3 (0.36%) Jetty
13 3 (0.36%) Tornado
14 2 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.24%) CloudStack
14 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (1.70%) Photoshop
2 12 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.24%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 48 (5.82%) Magento
2 13 (1.58%) Shopify
3 5 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.61%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 146 (17.70%) AWS
2 121 (14.67%) SaaS
3 56 (6.79%) GitHub
4 53 (6.42%) Azure
5 33 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
6 30 (3.64%) GCP
7 24 (2.91%) Serverless
8 22 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (2.42%) AWS Lambda
10 17 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
11 15 (1.82%) Amazon S3
11 15 (1.82%) Amazon SQS
11 15 (1.82%) npm
12 11 (1.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 11 (1.33%) Route 53
13 8 (0.97%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 8 (0.97%) Asana
14 7 (0.85%) Amazon EKS
15 6 (0.73%) Amazon ECS
15 6 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 60 (7.27%) TCP/IP
2 34 (4.12%) Firewall
3 32 (3.88%) DNS
3 32 (3.88%) HTTP
4 29 (3.52%) SMTP
5 22 (2.67%) IGMP
5 22 (2.67%) LAN
5 22 (2.67%) Multicast
5 22 (2.67%) SNMP
5 22 (2.67%) SSL
5 22 (2.67%) Structured Cabling
5 22 (2.67%) WAN
5 22 (2.67%) Wireless
5 22 (2.67%) WLAN
6 18 (2.18%) Internet
7 14 (1.70%) BGP
7 14 (1.70%) BGP-4
7 14 (1.70%) OSPF
8 11 (1.33%) VPN
9 10 (1.21%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 579 (70.18%) MySQL
2 82 (9.94%) SQL Server
3 49 (5.94%) Relational Database
4 47 (5.70%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (5.58%) Redis
6 42 (5.09%) MariaDB
7 32 (3.88%) NoSQL
8 31 (3.76%) MongoDB
9 23 (2.79%) Amazon RDS
10 19 (2.30%) Amazon Aurora
11 16 (1.94%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.58%) Big Data
13 6 (0.73%) BigQuery
14 5 (0.61%) InfluxDB
14 5 (0.61%) Neo4j
15 4 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.48%) RDBMS
16 3 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 3 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
16 3 (0.36%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 261 (31.64%) Git (software)
2 71 (8.61%) Jenkins
3 51 (6.18%) JIRA
4 45 (5.45%) Subversion
5 42 (5.09%) PHPUnit
6 27 (3.27%) GitLab
7 22 (2.67%) Bitbucket
8 19 (2.30%) Vagrant
9 15 (1.82%) Selenium
10 13 (1.58%) Maven
11 12 (1.45%) gulp
11 12 (1.45%) Mercurial
11 12 (1.45%) TeamCity
12 9 (1.09%) Ant
12 9 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 8 (0.97%) Grunt
13 8 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (0.97%) SonarQube
13 8 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
14 7 (0.85%) Bower
General
1 66 (8.00%) Finance
2 60 (7.27%) Retail
3 49 (5.94%) Marketing
4 19 (2.30%) Electronics
5 17 (2.06%) Automotive
6 15 (1.82%) Public Sector
7 13 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.33%) Military
9 9 (1.09%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.97%) Law
11 7 (0.85%) Banking
12 6 (0.73%) Publishing
13 5 (0.61%) Advertising
13 5 (0.61%) Games
14 4 (0.48%) Back Office
14 4 (0.48%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.36%) Police
16 1 (0.12%) Legal
16 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 531 (64.36%) Developer
2 357 (43.27%) PHP Developer
3 141 (17.09%) Senior Developer
4 107 (12.97%) Senior PHP Developer
5 88 (10.67%) Web Developer
6 79 (9.58%) Systems Administrator
7 74 (8.97%) Administrator
8 70 (8.48%) LAMP Developer
9 63 (7.64%) PHP LAMP Developer
10 56 (6.79%) Software Developer
11 54 (6.55%) Full Stack Developer
12 49 (5.94%) DevOps Engineer
12 49 (5.94%) Senior LAMP Developer
13 47 (5.70%) Software Engineer
14 45 (5.45%) PHP Web Developer
15 41 (4.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 39 (4.73%) Lead Developer
17 36 (4.36%) PHP Software Engineer
18 35 (4.24%) Senior Software Developer
19 33 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (39.03%) HTML
2 310 (37.58%) CSS
3 263 (31.88%) Laravel
4 196 (23.76%) jQuery
5 175 (21.21%) Symfony
6 111 (13.45%) LEMP Stack
7 109 (13.21%) AngularJS
8 104 (12.61%) HTML5
9 99 (12.00%) Web Services
10 80 (9.70%) REST
11 76 (9.21%) RESTful
12 73 (8.85%) Node.js
13 70 (8.48%) SOAP
14 65 (7.88%) React
15 59 (7.15%) CodeIgniter
16 58 (7.03%) Yii
17 54 (6.55%) JSON
18 53 (6.42%) Sass
19 49 (5.94%) XML
20 48 (5.82%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 96 (11.64%) Mobile App
2 37 (4.48%) Replication
3 36 (4.36%) User Experience
3 36 (4.36%) Video\Live Streaming
4 32 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
5 31 (3.76%) Linux Command Line
6 30 (3.64%) Clustering
7 26 (3.15%) Greenfield Project
8 22 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (2.67%) IPTV
8 22 (2.67%) MPEG
9 16 (1.94%) Algorithms
9 16 (1.94%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.82%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.70%) Data Centre
12 11 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.85%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.73%) Social Network
16 5 (0.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 526 (63.76%) Linux
2 103 (12.48%) Windows
3 76 (9.21%) CentOS
3 76 (9.21%) Ubuntu
4 33 (4.00%) Unix
5 27 (3.27%) Debian
6 16 (1.94%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.33%) Android
8 11 (1.33%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.33%) Solaris
9 10 (1.21%) Mac OS
10 5 (0.61%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.48%) AIX
11 4 (0.48%) Fedora
11 4 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.36%) VyOS
13 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.12%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (32.97%) Agile Software Development
2 253 (30.67%) MVC
3 218 (26.42%) Web Development
4 214 (25.94%) OOP
5 196 (23.76%) OO
6 151 (18.30%) DevOps
7 109 (13.21%) Software Engineering
8 92 (11.15%) TDD
9 86 (10.42%) E-Commerce
10 83 (10.06%) OO PHP
11 78 (9.45%) Mentoring
12 77 (9.33%) Unit Testing
13 73 (8.85%) Configuration Management
14 72 (8.73%) Open Source
15 53 (6.42%) Computer Science
15 53 (6.42%) Test Automation
16 48 (5.82%) Problem-Solving
16 48 (5.82%) Scrum
17 39 (4.73%) Continuous Integration
18 35 (4.24%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 648 (78.55%) PHP
2 405 (49.09%) JavaScript
3 156 (18.91%) Python
4 118 (14.30%) Bash Shell
5 108 (13.09%) SQL
6 69 (8.36%) Java
7 48 (5.82%) PHP 7
8 32 (3.88%) C#
9 29 (3.52%) Perl
10 26 (3.15%) PHP 5
11 25 (3.03%) Ruby
12 23 (2.79%) C
13 20 (2.42%) Go
14 18 (2.18%) Shell Script
15 15 (1.82%) C++
15 15 (1.82%) PowerShell
16 12 (1.45%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.73%) TypeScript
18 5 (0.61%) Groovy
19 4 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 61 (7.39%) Degree
2 40 (4.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (2.30%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.21%) CCDP
4 10 (1.21%) CCNP
4 10 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.85%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.36%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (0.36%) PhD
7 3 (0.36%) RHCE
8 2 (0.24%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.24%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.12%) LPIC
9 1 (0.12%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.48%) QA
2 3 (0.36%) SLA
3 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 149 (18.06%) Docker
2 22 (2.67%) Varnish
3 20 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (1.58%) KVM
5 11 (1.33%) Postfix
6 10 (1.21%) DRBD
6 10 (1.21%) GlusterFS
6 10 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (0.73%) Hyper-V
9 5 (0.61%) Active Directory
9 5 (0.61%) Dovecot
10 4 (0.48%) Ceph
10 4 (0.48%) oVirt
10 4 (0.48%) RHEV
11 3 (0.36%) HDFS
12 2 (0.24%) NFS
12 2 (0.24%) qmail
12 2 (0.24%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 93 (11.27%) Ansible
2 91 (11.03%) Puppet
3 70 (8.48%) Kubernetes
4 59 (7.15%) Opscode Chef
5 55 (6.67%) Terraform
6 38 (4.61%) Nagios
6 38 (4.61%) ZABBIX
7 31 (3.76%) HAProxy
8 14 (1.70%) Galera Cluster
9 13 (1.58%) Prometheus
10 5 (0.61%) Graylog
11 4 (0.48%) Graphite
11 4 (0.48%) Icinga
11 4 (0.48%) logstash
11 4 (0.48%) Packer
12 2 (0.24%) cPanel
12 2 (0.24%) Plesk
13 1 (0.12%) Istio
13 1 (0.12%) Mesos
13 1 (0.12%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 145 (17.58%) Zend
2 62 (7.52%) Red Hat
3 37 (4.48%) Oracle
4 30 (3.64%) Cisco
5 27 (3.27%) Microsoft
6 22 (2.67%) VMware
7 16 (1.94%) Atlassian
8 13 (1.58%) SAP
9 11 (1.33%) Google
10 10 (1.21%) Extreme Networks
10 10 (1.21%) Percona
11 8 (0.97%) Marketo
11 8 (0.97%) Pardot
11 8 (0.97%) Sage
11 8 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (0.97%) Splunk
12 7 (0.85%) Black Duck
13 6 (0.73%) Adobe
14 5 (0.61%) HP
14 5 (0.61%) Juniper