Period
to 27 February 2020

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 27 February 2020 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 450 380 318
Rank change year-on-year -70 -62 -34
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 773 1,258 1,846
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.83% 1.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.62% 2.10% 2.58%
Number of salaries quoted 632 1,086 1,650
UK median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,550 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £63,625 £72,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -2.60%

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 47,699 60,030 71,515
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.80% 39.71% 40.55%
Number of salaries quoted 39,205 49,288 60,517
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 27 February 2020.

Salary histogram for LAMP in the UK

LAMP
Top 15 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 27 February 2020. 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 -62 717 £45,000 - 165
UK excluding London 0 554 £40,000 - 141
South East +24 199 £45,000 +12.50% 25
London -124 196 £55,000 - 34
North of England +69 116 £39,250 -1.88% 26
Midlands +13 73 £37,500 +7.14% 37
South West -83 71 £38,750 -3.13% 28
Yorkshire +74 63 £40,000 -6.43% 11
East of England +63 61 £50,000 +25.00% 15
North West +16 50 £39,250 -1.88% 12
East Midlands +18 40 £40,000 +23.08% 23
West Midlands +18 33 £35,000 -26.32% 14
Wales -5 20 £35,000 -12.50% 7
Scotland +2 14 £39,500 +12.86% 2
North East - 3 £36,500 - 3

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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.

1 595 (76.97%) PHP
2 492 (63.65%) MySQL
3 453 (58.60%) Linux
4 407 (52.65%) JavaScript
5 330 (42.69%) HTML
6 302 (39.07%) CSS
7 255 (32.99%) Git (software)
8 254 (32.86%) Laravel
9 251 (32.47%) Apache
10 226 (29.24%) Agile Software Development
11 214 (27.68%) OOP
12 197 (25.49%) jQuery
13 190 (24.58%) MVC
14 184 (23.80%) Web Development
15 174 (22.51%) SQL
16 165 (21.35%) OO
17 163 (21.09%) AWS
18 157 (20.31%) Python
19 151 (19.53%) DevOps
20 147 (19.02%) Bash Shell
21 122 (15.78%) HTML5
22 116 (15.01%) Docker
23 113 (14.62%) Windows
24 109 (14.10%) SQL Server
25 104 (13.45%) Web Services
26 103 (13.32%) Symfony
27 99 (12.81%) Zend
27 99 (12.81%) SaaS
28 98 (12.68%) Mobile App
29 96 (12.42%) Azure

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
1 251 (32.47%) Apache
2 89 (11.51%) WordPress
3 60 (7.76%) nginx
3 60 (7.76%) Tomcat
4 49 (6.34%) IIS
5 46 (5.95%) Drupal
6 45 (5.82%) CMS
7 23 (2.98%) Confluence
8 17 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (2.20%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.78%) GlassFish
10 5 (0.65%) PrestaShop
10 5 (0.65%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.65%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.65%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.52%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.52%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.52%) SugarCRM
12 3 (0.39%) Joomla!
13 2 (0.26%) Jetty
Applications
1 9 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.03%) Adobe Illustrator
2 8 (1.03%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.26%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 59 (7.63%) Magento
2 8 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.26%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.13%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 163 (21.09%) AWS
2 99 (12.81%) SaaS
3 96 (12.42%) Azure
4 56 (7.24%) GitHub
5 36 (4.66%) npm
6 29 (3.75%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
8 15 (1.94%) Amazon EKS
8 15 (1.94%) Amazon S3
8 15 (1.94%) Office 365
9 13 (1.68%) GCP
10 12 (1.55%) IaaS
11 11 (1.42%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (1.16%) Serverless
13 8 (1.03%) DigitalOcean
14 5 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
14 5 (0.65%) AWS CodeDeploy
14 5 (0.65%) AWS CodePipeline
14 5 (0.65%) Datadog
14 5 (0.65%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 78 (10.09%) TCP/IP
2 50 (6.47%) DNS
3 40 (5.17%) Firewall
4 35 (4.53%) HTTP
5 23 (2.98%) SMTP
5 23 (2.98%) SSL
6 22 (2.85%) SNMP
7 19 (2.46%) LAN
7 19 (2.46%) WAN
8 17 (2.20%) Wireless
9 16 (2.07%) WLAN
10 13 (1.68%) DHCP
10 13 (1.68%) IGMP
10 13 (1.68%) Multicast
10 13 (1.68%) Structured Cabling
11 12 (1.55%) Internet
11 12 (1.55%) VoIP
12 10 (1.29%) Network Security
12 10 (1.29%) VPN
13 9 (1.16%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 492 (63.65%) MySQL
2 109 (14.10%) SQL Server
3 49 (6.34%) PostgreSQL
4 44 (5.69%) Relational Database
5 43 (5.56%) MariaDB
6 28 (3.62%) Redis
7 26 (3.36%) MongoDB
8 25 (3.23%) NoSQL
9 19 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
9 19 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (2.07%) Hadoop
11 13 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
12 12 (1.55%) Big Data
13 8 (1.03%) Amazon Aurora
14 7 (0.91%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 5 (0.65%) Data Mining
16 5 (0.65%) InfluxDB
17 4 (0.52%) DB2
17 4 (0.52%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 255 (32.99%) Git (software)
2 66 (8.54%) Jenkins
3 54 (6.99%) JIRA
4 31 (4.01%) Subversion
5 29 (3.75%) gulp
6 24 (3.10%) Bitbucket
7 21 (2.72%) TeamCity
8 18 (2.33%) Grunt
9 17 (2.20%) Artifactory
9 17 (2.20%) Maven
10 16 (2.07%) Octopus Deploy
10 16 (2.07%) webpack
11 15 (1.94%) Bower
11 15 (1.94%) Chocolatey
11 15 (1.94%) MSBuild
11 15 (1.94%) Selenium
11 15 (1.94%) SonarQube
11 15 (1.94%) TestRail
11 15 (1.94%) Vagrant
11 15 (1.94%) Zephyr
General
1 80 (10.35%) Finance
2 61 (7.89%) Marketing
3 56 (7.24%) Retail
4 27 (3.49%) Electronics
4 27 (3.49%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.46%) Automotive
5 19 (2.46%) Public Sector
6 15 (1.94%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.55%) Military
8 8 (1.03%) Advertising
8 8 (1.03%) Back Office
8 8 (1.03%) Banking
8 8 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.91%) Legal
10 6 (0.78%) Games
10 6 (0.78%) Police
11 5 (0.65%) Billing
12 4 (0.52%) Law
13 3 (0.39%) iGaming
14 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 500 (64.68%) Developer
2 331 (42.82%) PHP Developer
3 141 (18.24%) Senior Developer
4 96 (12.42%) Senior PHP Developer
5 79 (10.22%) Full Stack Developer
6 66 (8.54%) LAMP Developer
7 61 (7.89%) PHP LAMP Developer
8 58 (7.50%) Software Developer
9 50 (6.47%) Web Developer
10 48 (6.21%) Software Engineer
11 46 (5.95%) Systems Administrator
12 43 (5.56%) Senior LAMP Developer
13 42 (5.43%) PHP Software Engineer
14 41 (5.30%) Administrator
15 40 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
16 39 (5.05%) Senior Software Developer
17 35 (4.53%) Magento Developer
18 30 (3.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 30 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
19 25 (3.23%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 330 (42.69%) HTML
2 302 (39.07%) CSS
3 254 (32.86%) Laravel
4 197 (25.49%) jQuery
5 122 (15.78%) HTML5
6 104 (13.45%) Web Services
7 103 (13.32%) Symfony
8 94 (12.16%) Sass
9 78 (10.09%) AngularJS
9 78 (10.09%) REST
10 75 (9.70%) Vue.js
11 68 (8.80%) Node.js
12 66 (8.54%) JSON
13 65 (8.41%) LEMP Stack
14 60 (7.76%) XML
15 57 (7.37%) SOAP
16 51 (6.60%) LDAP
17 48 (6.21%) CSS3
18 45 (5.82%) React
18 45 (5.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 98 (12.68%) Mobile App
2 65 (8.41%) Self-Motivation
3 59 (7.63%) Linux Command Line
4 37 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (3.62%) User Experience
6 23 (2.98%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (2.85%) Replication
8 20 (2.59%) Clustering
9 15 (1.94%) Data Centre
10 13 (1.68%) IPTV
10 13 (1.68%) MPEG
10 13 (1.68%) Video\Live Streaming
11 12 (1.55%) Hedge funds
12 10 (1.29%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.16%) Data Structures
14 8 (1.03%) Client/Server
14 8 (1.03%) e-Learning
14 8 (1.03%) Public Cloud
14 8 (1.03%) W3C
15 6 (0.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 453 (58.60%) Linux
2 113 (14.62%) Windows
3 69 (8.93%) CentOS
4 54 (6.99%) Ubuntu
5 35 (4.53%) Windows Server
6 33 (4.27%) Android
6 33 (4.27%) Apple iOS
7 22 (2.85%) Unix
8 16 (2.07%) Debian
9 11 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.52%) FreeBSD
12 4 (0.52%) FreeNAS
12 4 (0.52%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.52%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.39%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.26%) AIX
14 2 (0.26%) VyOS
15 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (29.24%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (27.68%) OOP
3 190 (24.58%) MVC
4 184 (23.80%) Web Development
5 165 (21.35%) OO
6 151 (19.53%) DevOps
7 95 (12.29%) E-Commerce
8 89 (11.51%) OO PHP
9 85 (11.00%) Software Engineering
10 71 (9.18%) Problem-Solving
11 60 (7.76%) Mentoring
12 56 (7.24%) TDD
13 54 (6.99%) Front End Development
14 52 (6.73%) Unit Testing
15 50 (6.47%) Open Source
16 48 (6.21%) Test Automation
17 46 (5.95%) Computer Science
17 46 (5.95%) Scrum
18 41 (5.30%) Configuration Management
18 41 (5.30%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 595 (76.97%) PHP
2 407 (52.65%) JavaScript
3 174 (22.51%) SQL
4 157 (20.31%) Python
5 147 (19.02%) Bash Shell
6 69 (8.93%) PHP 7
7 62 (8.02%) Java
8 47 (6.08%) Perl
9 46 (5.95%) PowerShell
10 45 (5.82%) C#
11 35 (4.53%) PHP 5
12 34 (4.40%) C
13 28 (3.62%) T-SQL
14 26 (3.36%) C++
15 21 (2.72%) Ruby
16 16 (2.07%) Go
17 14 (1.81%) VBScript
18 9 (1.16%) Shell Script
19 8 (1.03%) ES6
20 3 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 59 (7.63%) Degree
2 37 (4.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (1.29%) Security Cleared
4 9 (1.16%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.13%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.13%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.13%) MCSA
5 1 (0.13%) MCSE
5 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.05%) QA
2 5 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.26%) GDPR
3 2 (0.26%) NCSC
4 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) SLA
4 1 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 116 (15.01%) Docker
2 34 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.01%) Active Directory
4 18 (2.33%) XenApp
5 17 (2.20%) NFS
6 15 (1.94%) Varnish
6 15 (1.94%) vSphere
7 13 (1.68%) KVM
8 10 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.16%) Samba
10 6 (0.78%) iptables
10 6 (0.78%) QEMU
10 6 (0.78%) Xen
11 5 (0.65%) Kamailio
12 4 (0.52%) Apache Flume
12 4 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.39%) Postfix
14 2 (0.26%) Hyper-V
15 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 81 (10.48%) Ansible
2 74 (9.57%) Puppet
3 40 (5.17%) Nagios
4 38 (4.92%) Kubernetes
5 37 (4.79%) Terraform
6 32 (4.14%) Opscode Chef
7 29 (3.75%) ZABBIX
8 27 (3.49%) HAProxy
9 13 (1.68%) cPanel
10 10 (1.29%) Plesk
11 9 (1.16%) Cacti
11 9 (1.16%) Galera Cluster
12 8 (1.03%) Grafana
13 6 (0.78%) SELinux
14 5 (0.65%) Mesos
14 5 (0.65%) Prometheus
15 4 (0.52%) Chronos
15 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Intune
15 4 (0.52%) Proxmox
16 3 (0.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 99 (12.81%) Zend
2 51 (6.60%) Microsoft
3 41 (5.30%) VMware
4 40 (5.17%) Red Hat
5 30 (3.88%) Oracle
6 27 (3.49%) Cisco
7 21 (2.72%) Atlassian
8 18 (2.33%) Citrix
8 18 (2.33%) Google
9 17 (2.20%) SAP
10 16 (2.07%) Splunk
11 15 (1.94%) Black Duck
12 8 (1.03%) New Relic
12 8 (1.03%) Rollbar
13 6 (0.78%) Adobe
13 6 (0.78%) Xero
14 5 (0.65%) Percona
14 5 (0.65%) SaltStack
15 4 (0.52%) hybris
16 3 (0.39%) Salesforce.com