Period
to 23 May 2018

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 May 2018 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 339 272 243
Rank change year-on-year -67 -29 -14
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 1,600 2,115 2,917
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 1.25% 1.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.28% 3.08% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,462 1,892 2,724
UK median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

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 70,160 68,655 77,706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.82% 40.58% 38.71%
Number of salaries quoted 58,704 58,357 66,988
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%

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 May 2018.

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 May 2018. 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 -66 1,521 £45,000 +12.50% 278
UK excluding London -72 1,059 £40,000 +6.67% 190
London -58 514 £55,000 - 101
South East -7 374 £42,500 - 47
North of England -40 302 £40,000 - 57
Yorkshire +4 150 £40,000 - 22
North West -61 147 £40,000 +8.84% 32
South West -35 132 £37,500 +1.35% 32
Midlands -105 124 £36,000 +5.88% 29
West Midlands -59 87 £35,000 - 15
East of England -60 73 £41,250 +10.00% 12
East Midlands -78 37 £40,000 +17.65% 14
Wales +26 30 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Scotland -53 19 £34,000 -12.26% 7
Northern Ireland +6 5 £47,000 -6.00% 1
North East -21 5 £30,000 -14.29% 3

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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 1,235 (77.19%) PHP
2 1,144 (71.50%) MySQL
3 1,035 (64.69%) Linux
4 841 (52.56%) JavaScript
5 747 (46.69%) CSS
6 734 (45.88%) HTML
7 733 (45.81%) Apache
8 583 (36.44%) Git (software)
9 545 (34.06%) Agile Software Development
10 457 (28.56%) MVC
11 454 (28.38%) Web Development
12 406 (25.38%) jQuery
13 397 (24.81%) Python
14 357 (22.31%) Amazon AWS
15 353 (22.06%) DevOps
16 288 (18.00%) Laravel
17 287 (17.94%) OOP
18 269 (16.81%) Java
19 267 (16.69%) Symfony
20 265 (16.56%) HTML5
21 263 (16.44%) Bash Shell
22 253 (15.81%) Puppet
23 247 (15.44%) SQL
24 242 (15.13%) E-Commerce
25 229 (14.31%) Scrum
25 229 (14.31%) Jenkins
26 227 (14.19%) Web Services
27 226 (14.13%) OO
28 219 (13.69%) Windows
29 207 (12.94%) Docker

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
1 733 (45.81%) Apache
2 188 (11.75%) nginx
3 186 (11.63%) WordPress
4 149 (9.31%) CMS
5 142 (8.88%) Tomcat
6 93 (5.81%) Drupal
7 62 (3.88%) Elasticsearch
8 49 (3.06%) JBoss
9 42 (2.63%) WebSphere
10 40 (2.50%) WebLogic
11 36 (2.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 33 (2.06%) OpenStack
13 32 (2.00%) IIS
14 24 (1.50%) Jetty
15 22 (1.38%) Apache Solr
16 21 (1.31%) Confluence
17 19 (1.19%) Moodle
18 17 (1.06%) Apache Pig
18 17 (1.06%) Joomla!
19 14 (0.88%) CloudStack
Applications
1 48 (3.00%) Photoshop
2 27 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 15 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 12 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
6 9 (0.56%) Acrobat
6 9 (0.56%) Chatbot
7 7 (0.44%) HipChat
8 3 (0.19%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.063%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 52 (3.25%) Magento
2 28 (1.75%) Payment Gateway
3 9 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.19%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.063%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.063%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.063%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 357 (22.31%) Amazon AWS
2 168 (10.50%) SaaS
3 89 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 78 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
5 69 (4.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 69 (4.31%) GitHub
6 51 (3.19%) Amazon S3
7 49 (3.06%) Amazon ELB
8 45 (2.81%) AWS CloudFormation
9 43 (2.69%) OpenShift
10 39 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 34 (2.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 29 (1.81%) Serverless
13 28 (1.75%) AWS Lambda
14 26 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
15 25 (1.56%) Route 53
16 17 (1.06%) IaaS
17 15 (0.94%) npm
17 15 (0.94%) PaaS
18 13 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 122 (7.63%) Firewall
2 121 (7.56%) TCP/IP
3 98 (6.13%) HTTP
4 83 (5.19%) DNS
5 59 (3.69%) SSL
6 44 (2.75%) Internet
7 38 (2.38%) SAN
8 37 (2.31%) NAS
9 29 (1.81%) LAN
10 27 (1.69%) WAN
11 21 (1.31%) Network Security
11 21 (1.31%) SMPP
12 20 (1.25%) VLAN
13 17 (1.06%) Intranet
14 16 (1.00%) VPN
15 13 (0.81%) FTP
16 12 (0.75%) SSH
17 9 (0.56%) Asterisk PBX
18 8 (0.50%) Wireshark
19 7 (0.44%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,144 (71.50%) MySQL
2 147 (9.19%) SQL Server
3 122 (7.63%) Relational Database
4 116 (7.25%) PostgreSQL
5 112 (7.00%) MongoDB
6 94 (5.88%) Redis
7 76 (4.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 66 (4.13%) Amazon RDS
9 64 (4.00%) Hadoop
10 57 (3.56%) MariaDB
11 56 (3.50%) NoSQL
12 50 (3.13%) RDBMS
13 41 (2.56%) Big Data
14 30 (1.88%) HBase
15 23 (1.44%) Apache Hive
16 16 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 10 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 9 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
19 8 (0.50%) Amazon Aurora
19 8 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 583 (36.44%) Git (software)
2 229 (14.31%) Jenkins
3 146 (9.13%) Subversion
4 127 (7.94%) JIRA
5 75 (4.69%) Maven
6 63 (3.94%) Selenium
7 62 (3.88%) Bitbucket
8 52 (3.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 49 (3.06%) PHPUnit
10 42 (2.63%) Vagrant
11 35 (2.19%) Sonatype Nexus
12 33 (2.06%) git-flow
13 28 (1.75%) Grunt
14 27 (1.69%) gulp
15 25 (1.56%) JUnit
16 22 (1.38%) jMock
17 21 (1.31%) Hamcrest
17 21 (1.31%) TestNG
18 19 (1.19%) webpack
19 18 (1.13%) Mercurial
General
1 128 (8.00%) Finance
2 99 (6.19%) Retail
3 69 (4.31%) Marketing
4 36 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 34 (2.13%) Advertising
6 31 (1.94%) Back Office
7 29 (1.81%) Banking
8 14 (0.88%) Games
8 14 (0.88%) Legal
8 14 (0.88%) Multimedia
9 12 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
9 12 (0.75%) Publishing
10 5 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.31%) Law
11 4 (0.25%) Electronics
11 4 (0.25%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.13%) Automotive
12 2 (0.13%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.063%) Local Government
13 1 (0.063%) Urdu Language
Job Titles
1 1,041 (65.06%) Developer
2 735 (45.94%) PHP Developer
3 228 (14.25%) Senior Developer
4 199 (12.44%) Web Developer
5 171 (10.69%) Senior PHP Developer
6 120 (7.50%) PHP Web Developer
7 115 (7.19%) DevOps Engineer
8 103 (6.44%) Linux Engineer
9 95 (5.94%) Administrator
10 89 (5.56%) LAMP Developer
10 89 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
11 73 (4.56%) Linux Administrator
12 71 (4.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 66 (4.13%) PHP LAMP Developer
14 65 (4.06%) Full Stack Developer
15 56 (3.50%) JavaScript Developer
16 55 (3.44%) Senior Web Developer
17 54 (3.38%) Software Developer
18 53 (3.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
19 49 (3.06%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 747 (46.69%) CSS
2 734 (45.88%) HTML
3 406 (25.38%) jQuery
4 288 (18.00%) Laravel
5 267 (16.69%) Symfony
6 265 (16.56%) HTML5
7 227 (14.19%) Web Services
8 203 (12.69%) AngularJS
9 202 (12.63%) Node.js
10 188 (11.75%) LEMP Stack
11 161 (10.06%) REST
12 153 (9.56%) CSS3
13 144 (9.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 114 (7.13%) Sass
15 107 (6.69%) Ajax
16 106 (6.63%) XML
17 100 (6.25%) React
18 97 (6.06%) CodeIgniter
19 92 (5.75%) RESTful
19 92 (5.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 117 (7.31%) Fintech
2 89 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 87 (5.44%) User Experience
4 78 (4.88%) Linux Command Line
5 74 (4.63%) Self-Motivation
6 72 (4.50%) Computer Science
7 42 (2.63%) Private Cloud
8 41 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
9 39 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
9 39 (2.44%) Public Cloud
10 33 (2.06%) Clustering
10 33 (2.06%) Data Centre
11 32 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
12 31 (1.94%) Replication
13 20 (1.25%) Digital Media
14 18 (1.13%) Hedge funds
15 11 (0.69%) BBC
15 11 (0.69%) Data Structures
16 10 (0.63%) Social Media
17 9 (0.56%) SCORM
Operating Systems
1 1,035 (64.69%) Linux
2 219 (13.69%) Windows
3 160 (10.00%) CentOS
4 133 (8.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 98 (6.13%) Unix
6 82 (5.13%) Debian
7 64 (4.00%) Ubuntu
8 49 (3.06%) Android
9 46 (2.88%) Apple iOS
10 24 (1.50%) Windows Server
11 18 (1.13%) Amazon Linux
12 17 (1.06%) Mac OS X
13 10 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (0.56%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.50%) CoreOS
16 7 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
17 6 (0.38%) Windows 10
18 5 (0.31%) Windows 7
19 3 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
20 2 (0.13%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 545 (34.06%) Agile Software Development
2 457 (28.56%) MVC
3 454 (28.38%) Web Development
4 353 (22.06%) DevOps
5 287 (17.94%) OOP
6 242 (15.13%) E-Commerce
7 229 (14.31%) Scrum
8 226 (14.13%) OO
9 201 (12.56%) Software Engineering
10 148 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
10 148 (9.25%) OO PHP
11 142 (8.88%) Configuration Management
12 141 (8.81%) Mentoring
13 135 (8.44%) TDD
14 118 (7.38%) Open Source
15 114 (7.13%) Problem-Solving
16 100 (6.25%) Test Automation
17 95 (5.94%) Front End Development
18 93 (5.81%) Deployment Automation
18 93 (5.81%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,235 (77.19%) PHP
2 841 (52.56%) JavaScript
3 397 (24.81%) Python
4 269 (16.81%) Java
5 263 (16.44%) Bash Shell
6 247 (15.44%) SQL
7 170 (10.63%) Perl
8 146 (9.13%) Ruby
9 70 (4.38%) C#
9 70 (4.38%) PowerShell
10 59 (3.69%) C++
10 59 (3.69%) PHP 5
11 56 (3.50%) PHP 7
12 51 (3.19%) Scala
13 44 (2.75%) C
13 44 (2.75%) Shell Script
14 34 (2.13%) Go
15 18 (1.13%) Objective-C
16 17 (1.06%) ES6
17 14 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 103 (6.44%) Degree
2 48 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (1.38%) CCNA
3 22 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (1.38%) CISSP
4 21 (1.31%) SSCP
5 20 (1.25%) Security Cleared
6 18 (1.13%) AWS Certification
7 15 (0.94%) CompTIA Security+
7 15 (0.94%) SANS
8 14 (0.88%) DV Cleared
8 14 (0.88%) GIAC
8 14 (0.88%) Linux+ Certification
8 14 (0.88%) MCSE
8 14 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (0.88%) Network+ Certification
9 12 (0.75%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.38%) LPIC
11 5 (0.31%) ISTQB
11 5 (0.31%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (5.19%) QA
2 12 (0.75%) GCP
3 11 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.63%) SLA
5 5 (0.31%) GDPR
6 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.13%) COBIT
7 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 207 (12.94%) Docker
2 50 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (2.25%) Oracle RAC
4 26 (1.63%) Varnish
5 25 (1.56%) Hyper-V
6 21 (1.31%) iptables
6 21 (1.31%) vSphere
7 19 (1.19%) VirtualBox
8 18 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (1.00%) Active Directory
10 15 (0.94%) Postfix
11 11 (0.69%) Dovecot
11 11 (0.69%) KVM
12 10 (0.63%) XenServer
13 8 (0.50%) HDFS
13 8 (0.50%) Xen
14 7 (0.44%) Ceph
14 7 (0.44%) OpenAM
14 7 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 253 (15.81%) Puppet
2 187 (11.69%) Ansible
3 120 (7.50%) Nagios
4 103 (6.44%) Opscode Chef
5 68 (4.25%) Kubernetes
6 36 (2.25%) ZABBIX
7 32 (2.00%) HAProxy
8 27 (1.69%) Salt
9 26 (1.63%) Terraform
10 24 (1.50%) logstash
11 20 (1.25%) Galera Cluster
12 14 (0.88%) Check_MK
12 14 (0.88%) Plesk
13 11 (0.69%) Cacti
13 11 (0.69%) SELinux
14 10 (0.63%) Capistrano
14 10 (0.63%) cPanel
14 10 (0.63%) Icinga
15 8 (0.50%) Consul
15 8 (0.50%) Rancher
Vendors
1 179 (11.19%) Zend
2 164 (10.25%) Oracle
3 117 (7.31%) Red Hat
4 94 (5.88%) VMware
5 90 (5.63%) Microsoft
6 75 (4.69%) Google
7 69 (4.31%) Splunk
8 43 (2.69%) Twitter
9 36 (2.25%) AppDynamics
10 35 (2.19%) WorldPay
11 32 (2.00%) Qualys
12 29 (1.81%) New Relic
12 29 (1.81%) SaltStack
13 25 (1.56%) Cisco
14 21 (1.31%) Adobe
14 21 (1.31%) hybris
15 12 (0.75%) Assembla
15 12 (0.75%) Facebook
16 11 (0.69%) Rackspace
17 10 (0.63%) Atlassian