Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 303 278 237
Rank change year-on-year -25 -41 -46
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 1895 2271 3077
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.22% 1.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.64% 3.12% 3.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1706 2072 2752
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £64,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.90% +10.00%

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 71856 72784 81265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.06% 39.08% 37.98%
Number of salaries quoted 59850 63041 69745
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £75,000
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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -30 1791 £42,500 - 142
UK excluding London -20 1167 £37,500 -6.25% 85
London -58 657 £55,000 +4.46% 59
South East -57 368 £40,000 -5.88% 26
North of England +40 303 £40,000 +6.67% 27
Midlands +18 261 £35,000 -6.67% 12
West Midlands +20 179 £35,000 -6.67% 6
North West +6 154 £40,000 +6.67% 13
Yorkshire +74 142 £43,750 +16.67% 13
South West -25 130 £32,500 -13.33% 12
East Midlands +30 82 £35,000 -11.39% 6
East of England -36 70 £37,500 -3.23% 6
Scotland -32 22 £38,500 +10.00% 1
North East +2 7 £38,750 +17.42% 1
Wales -6 7 £40,000 +14.29%
Northern Ireland -24 6 £41,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 1504 (79.37%) PHP
2 1458 (76.94%) MySQL
3 1201 (63.38%) Linux
4 1091 (57.57%) JavaScript
5 983 (51.87%) HTML
6 960 (50.66%) CSS
7 816 (43.06%) Apache
8 675 (35.62%) Git (software)
9 646 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
10 541 (28.55%) jQuery
11 536 (28.28%) MVC
12 531 (28.02%) Web Development
13 398 (21.00%) OOP
14 396 (20.90%) DevOps
15 391 (20.63%) HTML5
16 390 (20.58%) Laravel
17 376 (19.84%) OO
18 352 (18.58%) Python
19 333 (17.57%) Amazon AWS
20 328 (17.31%) Symfony
21 325 (17.15%) E-Commerce
22 310 (16.36%) SQL
23 307 (16.20%) Zend
24 292 (15.41%) Windows
25 287 (15.15%) LEMP Stack
26 268 (14.14%) AngularJS
27 265 (13.98%) Java
28 253 (13.35%) Docker
29 252 (13.30%) Puppet
29 252 (13.30%) Scrum

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
1 816 (43.06%) Apache
2 237 (12.51%) nginx
3 205 (10.82%) WordPress
4 178 (9.39%) CMS
5 109 (5.75%) Tomcat
6 108 (5.70%) Drupal
7 86 (4.54%) Elasticsearch
8 70 (3.69%) IIS
9 46 (2.43%) OpenStack
10 25 (1.32%) Apache Spark
11 23 (1.21%) Apache Pig
12 22 (1.16%) Apache Solr
13 20 (1.06%) JBoss
13 20 (1.06%) Jetty
14 19 (1.00%) CloudStack
14 19 (1.00%) Joomla!
15 17 (0.90%) Confluence
16 16 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
17 15 (0.79%) WebSphere
18 13 (0.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 48 (2.53%) Photoshop
2 24 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 24 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.21%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.21%) HipChat
5 4 (0.21%) InDesign
6 3 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.053%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 142 (7.49%) Magento
2 27 (1.42%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.32%) Shopify
5 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.053%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.053%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.053%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.053%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.053%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 333 (17.57%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (5.65%) SaaS
3 85 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 81 (4.27%) GitHub
5 67 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
6 53 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
7 43 (2.27%) Amazon S3
8 30 (1.58%) Amazon ELB
9 25 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (1.00%) Office 365
10 19 (1.00%) Route 53
11 17 (0.90%) Google Analytics
11 17 (0.90%) IaaS
11 17 (0.90%) npm
12 13 (0.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 13 (0.69%) Slack
13 11 (0.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 11 (0.58%) PaaS
14 10 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 131 (6.91%) Firewall
2 108 (5.70%) DNS
3 81 (4.27%) TCP/IP
4 66 (3.48%) Internet
5 53 (2.80%) HTTP
6 50 (2.64%) SSH
6 50 (2.64%) SSL
7 37 (1.95%) VPN
8 34 (1.79%) Network Security
9 23 (1.21%) FTP
10 20 (1.06%) VLAN
11 19 (1.00%) SNMP
12 18 (0.95%) SMTP
13 17 (0.90%) DHCP
14 15 (0.79%) SAN
14 15 (0.79%) SMPP
15 14 (0.74%) HTTPS
16 13 (0.69%) Intranet
17 12 (0.63%) Broadband
17 12 (0.63%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1458 (76.94%) MySQL
2 177 (9.34%) MongoDB
3 159 (8.39%) PostgreSQL
4 141 (7.44%) SQL Server
5 99 (5.22%) Redis
6 93 (4.91%) Relational Database
7 81 (4.27%) NoSQL
8 76 (4.01%) Hadoop
9 62 (3.27%) MariaDB
10 56 (2.96%) Amazon RDS
11 49 (2.59%) Big Data
12 43 (2.27%) Apache Cassandra
13 29 (1.53%) Apache Hive
14 26 (1.37%) RDBMS
15 18 (0.95%) HBase
16 16 (0.84%) SQLite
17 15 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 13 (0.69%) DB2
19 12 (0.63%) Oracle Database
20 9 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 675 (35.62%) Git (software)
2 228 (12.03%) Jenkins
3 169 (8.92%) Subversion
4 136 (7.18%) JIRA
5 120 (6.33%) PHPUnit
6 80 (4.22%) gulp
7 77 (4.06%) Vagrant
8 76 (4.01%) Grunt
9 58 (3.06%) Selenium
10 53 (2.80%) Maven
11 43 (2.27%) Bitbucket
12 38 (2.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 34 (1.79%) JUnit
14 31 (1.64%) Ant
15 23 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
16 20 (1.06%) jMock
17 17 (0.90%) Bower
17 17 (0.90%) TeamCity
17 17 (0.90%) webpack
18 15 (0.79%) TestNG
General
1 157 (8.28%) Finance
2 127 (6.70%) Marketing
3 83 (4.38%) Retail
4 57 (3.01%) Advertising
5 56 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 53 (2.80%) Games
7 46 (2.43%) Banking
8 31 (1.64%) Back Office
9 23 (1.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 22 (1.16%) Automotive
11 20 (1.06%) Law
12 16 (0.84%) Publishing
13 15 (0.79%) Electronics
14 11 (0.58%) Legal
14 11 (0.58%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.47%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.16%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.16%) German Language
16 3 (0.16%) Military
17 2 (0.11%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1269 (66.97%) Developer
2 940 (49.60%) PHP Developer
3 268 (14.14%) Web Developer
4 238 (12.56%) Senior Developer
5 199 (10.50%) PHP Web Developer
6 166 (8.76%) Senior PHP Developer
7 159 (8.39%) Administrator
8 157 (8.28%) Systems Administrator
9 140 (7.39%) Linux Administrator
9 140 (7.39%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 126 (6.65%) DevOps Engineer
11 121 (6.39%) LAMP Developer
12 109 (5.75%) PHP LAMP Developer
13 102 (5.38%) JavaScript Developer
14 96 (5.07%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 88 (4.64%) Linux Engineer
16 87 (4.59%) Full Stack Developer
17 83 (4.38%) Lead Developer
18 78 (4.12%) Magento Developer
19 76 (4.01%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 983 (51.87%) HTML
2 960 (50.66%) CSS
3 541 (28.55%) jQuery
4 391 (20.63%) HTML5
5 390 (20.58%) Laravel
6 328 (17.31%) Symfony
7 287 (15.15%) LEMP Stack
8 268 (14.14%) AngularJS
9 246 (12.98%) CSS3
10 238 (12.56%) Web Services
11 220 (11.61%) Node.js
12 190 (10.03%) Ajax
13 164 (8.65%) Sass
14 156 (8.23%) XML
15 155 (8.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 150 (7.92%) REST
17 138 (7.28%) SOAP
18 133 (7.02%) React
19 112 (5.91%) JSON
20 107 (5.65%) CodeIgniter
Miscellaneous
1 129 (6.81%) Mobile App
2 115 (6.07%) User Experience
3 102 (5.38%) Computer Science
4 97 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
5 87 (4.59%) Fintech
6 70 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
7 65 (3.43%) Data Centre
8 64 (3.38%) Linux Command Line
9 29 (1.53%) BBC
9 29 (1.53%) Digital Media
9 29 (1.53%) Public Cloud
10 27 (1.42%) Replication
11 22 (1.16%) Private Cloud
12 19 (1.00%) iPad
13 18 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (0.84%) Online Games
15 15 (0.79%) Clustering
15 15 (0.79%) PKI
16 14 (0.74%) Management Information System
17 12 (0.63%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1201 (63.38%) Linux
2 292 (15.41%) Windows
3 164 (8.65%) CentOS
4 132 (6.97%) Unix
5 130 (6.86%) Ubuntu
6 90 (4.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 62 (3.27%) Android
8 59 (3.11%) Debian
9 56 (2.96%) Apple iOS
10 46 (2.43%) Windows Server
11 28 (1.48%) Mac OS X
12 17 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (0.63%) Fedora
15 11 (0.58%) Amazon Linux
16 8 (0.42%) SUSE
17 7 (0.37%) Windows 10
17 7 (0.37%) Windows 7
18 6 (0.32%) AIX
18 6 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 646 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
2 536 (28.28%) MVC
3 531 (28.02%) Web Development
4 398 (21.00%) OOP
5 396 (20.90%) DevOps
6 376 (19.84%) OO
7 325 (17.15%) E-Commerce
8 252 (13.30%) Scrum
9 238 (12.56%) Software Engineering
10 222 (11.72%) TDD
11 200 (10.55%) Continuous Integration
12 169 (8.92%) Front End Development
12 169 (8.92%) OO PHP
13 154 (8.13%) Open Source
14 151 (7.97%) Mentoring
15 140 (7.39%) Unit Testing
16 130 (6.86%) Configuration Management
17 127 (6.70%) Project Management
18 108 (5.70%) BDD
19 106 (5.59%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1504 (79.37%) PHP
2 1091 (57.57%) JavaScript
3 352 (18.58%) Python
4 310 (16.36%) SQL
5 265 (13.98%) Java
6 243 (12.82%) Bash Shell
7 186 (9.82%) Ruby
8 166 (8.76%) Perl
9 115 (6.07%) PHP 5
10 112 (5.91%) PHP 7
11 73 (3.85%) C#
12 68 (3.59%) C++
13 58 (3.06%) PowerShell
14 54 (2.85%) C
15 51 (2.69%) Shell Script
16 33 (1.74%) Go
17 22 (1.16%) Scala
18 20 (1.06%) ES6
19 17 (0.90%) ActionScript
20 15 (0.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 157 (8.28%) Degree
2 62 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (0.90%) Security Cleared
4 16 (0.84%) CCNA
4 16 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (0.79%) DV Cleared
6 13 (0.69%) AWS Certification
6 13 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
7 9 (0.47%) CISSP
7 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (0.42%) CompTIA Security+
8 8 (0.42%) GIAC
8 8 (0.42%) Linux+ Certification
8 8 (0.42%) MCSE
8 8 (0.42%) Network+ Certification
8 8 (0.42%) SANS
8 8 (0.42%) Security+ Certification
8 8 (0.42%) SSCP
9 7 (0.37%) ISTQB
10 6 (0.32%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (4.49%) QA
2 32 (1.69%) GCP
3 25 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.69%) SLA
5 10 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.16%) COBIT
7 3 (0.16%) DICOM
7 3 (0.16%) HL7
8 2 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
8 2 (0.11%) SSAE 16
9 1 (0.053%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.053%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.053%) WAI
9 1 (0.053%) WCAG
System Software
1 253 (13.35%) Docker
2 80 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (2.06%) Hyper-V
4 29 (1.53%) KVM
5 25 (1.32%) Varnish
6 24 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
7 23 (1.21%) vSphere
8 21 (1.11%) iptables
9 19 (1.00%) Active Directory
10 16 (0.84%) LXC
11 15 (0.79%) Samba
11 15 (0.79%) Xen
12 14 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
13 13 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
14 12 (0.63%) NFS
15 8 (0.42%) Postfix
15 8 (0.42%) XenServer
16 7 (0.37%) VirtualBox
17 5 (0.26%) HDFS
18 4 (0.21%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 252 (13.30%) Puppet
2 194 (10.24%) Opscode Chef
3 176 (9.29%) Ansible
4 64 (3.38%) Nagios
5 58 (3.06%) Kubernetes
6 42 (2.22%) Terraform
7 37 (1.95%) HAProxy
8 30 (1.58%) cPanel
9 29 (1.53%) Salt
10 24 (1.27%) ZABBIX
11 21 (1.11%) logstash
12 16 (0.84%) Graphite
13 12 (0.63%) Graylog
13 12 (0.63%) vRealize
14 9 (0.47%) Cobbler
14 9 (0.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 8 (0.42%) CFEngine
15 8 (0.42%) Tivoli
16 7 (0.37%) Galera Cluster
17 6 (0.32%) rkt
Vendors
1 307 (16.20%) Zend
2 124 (6.54%) Oracle
3 110 (5.80%) Google
4 108 (5.70%) VMware
5 91 (4.80%) Red Hat
6 84 (4.43%) Microsoft
7 33 (1.74%) Adobe
8 30 (1.58%) Twitter
9 29 (1.53%) SaltStack
10 22 (1.16%) Apple
11 21 (1.11%) Cisco
11 21 (1.11%) Splunk
12 18 (0.95%) hybris
13 17 (0.90%) Atlassian
14 16 (0.84%) Sony
15 15 (0.79%) AppDynamics
15 15 (0.79%) IBM
15 15 (0.79%) SolarWinds
16 14 (0.74%) HP
16 14 (0.74%) Rackspace