Period
to 23 July 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 July 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 421 358 290
Rank change year-on-year -63 -68 -49
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 1,009 1,555 2,142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.90% 1.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.85% 2.23% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 872 1,420 1,944
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,675 £67,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%

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 54,645 69,795 72,012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.76% 40.30% 40.54%
Number of salaries quoted 45,063 58,153 60,292
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £80,950 £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 July 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 July 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 -73 950 £45,000 - 226
UK excluding London -62 656 £40,000 - 186
London -32 343 £52,500 -4.55% 48
South East -36 248 £45,000 - 28
South West -22 122 £40,000 +6.67% 42
Midlands +45 107 £35,000 - 45
North of England -154 77 £40,000 - 49
East Midlands +63 61 £38,750 -0.64% 27
East of England +81 52 £49,375 +28.25% 14
North West -41 52 £40,000 - 29
West Midlands -14 46 £35,000 +7.69% 18
Scotland +26 29 £33,250 +2.31% 5
Yorkshire -103 23 £40,000 - 15
Wales +5 16 £33,750 -25.00% 2
Northern Ireland -14 5 £42,500 -19.05% 1
North East +15 2 £54,500 +81.67% 5

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 759 (75.22%) PHP
2 739 (73.24%) MySQL
3 629 (62.34%) Linux
4 542 (53.72%) JavaScript
5 466 (46.18%) HTML
6 459 (45.49%) CSS
7 398 (39.44%) Apache
8 351 (34.79%) Git (software)
9 274 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
10 264 (26.16%) jQuery
11 249 (24.68%) MVC
12 248 (24.58%) Laravel
13 232 (22.99%) Python
14 230 (22.79%) Amazon AWS
14 230 (22.79%) Web Development
15 202 (20.02%) OOP
16 184 (18.24%) OO
17 175 (17.34%) Docker
18 171 (16.95%) Symfony
19 167 (16.55%) Bash Shell
20 160 (15.86%) Web Services
21 149 (14.77%) DevOps
22 146 (14.47%) SQL
23 144 (14.27%) Puppet
24 135 (13.38%) Zend
25 134 (13.28%) LEMP Stack
26 133 (13.18%) nginx
27 124 (12.29%) E-Commerce
28 120 (11.89%) AngularJS
29 115 (11.40%) HTML5

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
1 398 (39.44%) Apache
2 133 (13.18%) nginx
3 93 (9.22%) Drupal
4 72 (7.14%) WordPress
5 54 (5.35%) CMS
6 52 (5.15%) Tomcat
7 43 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
8 21 (2.08%) JBoss
9 16 (1.59%) IIS
10 15 (1.49%) Apache Spark
11 12 (1.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 12 (1.19%) WebLogic
11 12 (1.19%) WebSphere
12 11 (1.09%) Apache Solr
13 10 (0.99%) MS Exchange
14 8 (0.79%) ColdFusion
15 7 (0.69%) Confluence
16 5 (0.50%) OpenStack
17 4 (0.40%) CloudStack
17 4 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 16 (1.59%) Photoshop
2 14 (1.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (0.89%) Adobe XD
4 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.20%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.099%) Chatbot
7 1 (0.099%) Figma
7 1 (0.099%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (0.099%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.099%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 69 (6.84%) Magento
2 17 (1.68%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.99%) Shopify
4 4 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (0.40%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.20%) CiviCRM
6 1 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.099%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 230 (22.79%) Amazon AWS
2 111 (11.00%) SaaS
3 61 (6.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 54 (5.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 45 (4.46%) GitHub
6 38 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
7 36 (3.57%) Serverless
8 35 (3.47%) AWS Lambda
9 25 (2.48%) Amazon S3
10 24 (2.38%) Amazon SQS
11 21 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (1.78%) Google Compute Engine
13 17 (1.68%) Route 53
14 16 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
15 15 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 14 (1.39%) PaaS
16 14 (1.39%) Slack
17 12 (1.19%) IaaS
18 11 (1.09%) npm
19 10 (0.99%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 93 (9.22%) DNS
2 81 (8.03%) TCP/IP
3 58 (5.75%) Firewall
4 50 (4.96%) Internet
5 46 (4.56%) SMTP
6 43 (4.26%) HTTP
7 25 (2.48%) SSH
8 21 (2.08%) SSL
9 20 (1.98%) Asterisk PBX
10 16 (1.59%) RTMP
10 16 (1.59%) RTSP
10 16 (1.59%) SAN
11 15 (1.49%) FTP
12 14 (1.39%) SNMP
13 13 (1.29%) Network Security
13 13 (1.29%) Wireless
14 12 (1.19%) NAS
15 10 (0.99%) Multicast
15 10 (0.99%) OSPF
15 10 (0.99%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 739 (73.24%) MySQL
2 100 (9.91%) SQL Server
3 77 (7.63%) PostgreSQL
3 77 (7.63%) Relational Database
4 70 (6.94%) Redis
5 60 (5.95%) MongoDB
6 48 (4.76%) MariaDB
7 35 (3.47%) Amazon RDS
8 33 (3.27%) NoSQL
9 27 (2.68%) Amazon Aurora
10 24 (2.38%) Big Data
11 20 (1.98%) RDBMS
12 13 (1.29%) Hadoop
13 12 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 10 (0.99%) Amazon Redshift
16 9 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
17 8 (0.79%) Oracle Database
17 8 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 6 (0.59%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 351 (34.79%) Git (software)
2 89 (8.82%) Jenkins
3 65 (6.44%) Subversion
4 61 (6.05%) JIRA
5 47 (4.66%) PHPUnit
6 26 (2.58%) Bitbucket
7 25 (2.48%) gulp
8 21 (2.08%) Mercurial
9 19 (1.88%) GitLab
10 17 (1.68%) Grunt
11 14 (1.39%) Vagrant
12 13 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (1.09%) Selenium
14 9 (0.89%) git-flow
14 9 (0.89%) JIRA Agile
14 9 (0.89%) JSUnit
15 8 (0.79%) Firebug
15 8 (0.79%) Travis CI
16 7 (0.69%) webpack
17 5 (0.50%) Maven
General
1 86 (8.52%) Retail
2 85 (8.42%) Finance
3 58 (5.75%) Marketing
4 22 (2.18%) Banking
5 15 (1.49%) Law
6 14 (1.39%) Publishing
7 9 (0.89%) Telecoms
8 8 (0.79%) Automotive
8 8 (0.79%) Games
8 8 (0.79%) Legal
9 4 (0.40%) Back Office
9 4 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.30%) Brand Awareness
10 3 (0.30%) Electronics
10 3 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.20%) French Language
11 2 (0.20%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.099%) Advertising
12 1 (0.099%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.099%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 649 (64.32%) Developer
2 425 (42.12%) PHP Developer
3 145 (14.37%) Senior Developer
4 109 (10.80%) Senior PHP Developer
5 104 (10.31%) Web Developer
6 94 (9.32%) Administrator
7 88 (8.72%) Systems Administrator
8 70 (6.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 68 (6.74%) LAMP Developer
10 64 (6.34%) Linux Administrator
11 59 (5.85%) Software Developer
12 58 (5.75%) Full Stack Developer
13 57 (5.65%) DevOps Engineer
13 57 (5.65%) PHP Web Developer
14 55 (5.45%) Drupal Developer
15 54 (5.35%) Linux Engineer
16 51 (5.05%) PHP LAMP Developer
17 45 (4.46%) Senior LAMP Developer
18 37 (3.67%) Lead Developer
19 34 (3.37%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 466 (46.18%) HTML
2 459 (45.49%) CSS
3 264 (26.16%) jQuery
4 248 (24.58%) Laravel
5 171 (16.95%) Symfony
6 160 (15.86%) Web Services
7 134 (13.28%) LEMP Stack
8 120 (11.89%) AngularJS
9 115 (11.40%) HTML5
10 102 (10.11%) Node.js
11 96 (9.51%) React
12 94 (9.32%) RESTful
13 91 (9.02%) REST
13 91 (9.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 89 (8.82%) Ajax
15 69 (6.84%) CodeIgniter
15 69 (6.84%) SOAP
16 62 (6.14%) CSS3
16 62 (6.14%) LAPP Stack
17 60 (5.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 87 (8.62%) Mobile App
2 61 (6.05%) User Experience
3 41 (4.06%) Video\Live Streaming
4 39 (3.87%) Linux Command Line
5 35 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
5 35 (3.47%) Replication
6 28 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (2.28%) Greenfield Project
9 22 (2.18%) Data Centre
10 21 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
11 15 (1.49%) Clustering
12 13 (1.29%) Algorithms
12 13 (1.29%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.19%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.19%) Management Information System
13 12 (1.19%) Social Network
14 10 (0.99%) IPTV
14 10 (0.99%) MPEG
15 9 (0.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 629 (62.34%) Linux
2 113 (11.20%) Windows
3 106 (10.51%) Ubuntu
4 84 (8.33%) CentOS
5 67 (6.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (4.36%) Debian
6 44 (4.36%) Unix
7 22 (2.18%) Apple iOS
8 19 (1.88%) Windows Server
9 17 (1.68%) Android
10 12 (1.19%) Windows 10
11 9 (0.89%) Solaris
12 7 (0.69%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.50%) VyOS
14 4 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
15 3 (0.30%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.20%) Fedora
17 1 (0.099%) AIX
17 1 (0.099%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (27.16%) Agile Software Development
2 249 (24.68%) MVC
3 230 (22.79%) Web Development
4 202 (20.02%) OOP
5 184 (18.24%) OO
6 149 (14.77%) DevOps
7 124 (12.29%) E-Commerce
8 108 (10.70%) Problem-Solving
9 102 (10.11%) Open Source
10 89 (8.82%) Software Engineering
11 88 (8.72%) Unit Testing
12 83 (8.23%) Configuration Management
12 83 (8.23%) TDD
13 81 (8.03%) OO PHP
14 69 (6.84%) Scrum
15 60 (5.95%) Test Automation
16 55 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
16 55 (5.45%) Front End Development
17 52 (5.15%) Mentoring
18 50 (4.96%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 759 (75.22%) PHP
2 542 (53.72%) JavaScript
3 232 (22.99%) Python
4 167 (16.55%) Bash Shell
5 146 (14.47%) SQL
6 102 (10.11%) Java
7 71 (7.04%) Perl
8 37 (3.67%) PHP 7
8 37 (3.67%) Ruby
9 35 (3.47%) C#
10 33 (3.27%) Shell Script
11 25 (2.48%) PHP 5
12 23 (2.28%) Go
13 19 (1.88%) PowerShell
14 18 (1.78%) TypeScript
15 15 (1.49%) C
16 7 (0.69%) ES6
16 7 (0.69%) Groovy
17 6 (0.59%) C++
17 6 (0.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 64 (6.34%) Degree
2 46 (4.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (3.67%) Security Cleared
4 17 (1.68%) SC Cleared
5 15 (1.49%) RHCE
6 7 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.59%) CCDP
7 6 (0.59%) CCNP
7 6 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.59%) DV Cleared
7 6 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (0.59%) TOGAF Certification
8 3 (0.30%) Numerate Degree
8 3 (0.30%) PhD
9 2 (0.20%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.20%) LPIC
9 2 (0.20%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.77%) QA
2 15 (1.49%) SLA
3 9 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.099%) GDPR
System Software
1 175 (17.34%) Docker
2 59 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (3.07%) KVM
4 27 (2.68%) iptables
5 25 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (2.38%) Postfix
7 23 (2.28%) Varnish
8 22 (2.18%) NFS
9 20 (1.98%) Samba
10 19 (1.88%) VMware Server
11 17 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.69%) oVirt
13 7 (0.69%) RHEV
14 6 (0.59%) DRBD
14 6 (0.59%) GlusterFS
14 6 (0.59%) Hyper-V
14 6 (0.59%) Squid
15 4 (0.40%) Active Directory
15 4 (0.40%) qmail
Systems Management
1 144 (14.27%) Puppet
2 83 (8.23%) Ansible
3 62 (6.14%) Kubernetes
4 59 (5.85%) Opscode Chef
5 51 (5.05%) Terraform
6 38 (3.77%) Nagios
7 23 (2.28%) ZABBIX
8 21 (2.08%) Prometheus
9 16 (1.59%) Plesk
10 14 (1.39%) HAProxy
11 9 (0.89%) cPanel
12 8 (0.79%) Packer
12 8 (0.79%) SELinux
13 6 (0.59%) Data Guard
13 6 (0.59%) Galera Cluster
13 6 (0.59%) Munin
13 6 (0.59%) Salt
14 5 (0.50%) Graylog
15 4 (0.40%) Graphite
15 4 (0.40%) logstash
Vendors
1 135 (13.38%) Zend
2 97 (9.61%) Red Hat
3 76 (7.53%) VMware
4 59 (5.85%) Oracle
5 52 (5.15%) Microsoft
6 38 (3.77%) Google
7 23 (2.28%) Cisco
8 20 (1.98%) Adobe
9 12 (1.19%) OutSystems
10 10 (0.99%) Brocade
11 9 (0.89%) Atlassian
11 9 (0.89%) Sitecore
12 8 (0.79%) F5
12 8 (0.79%) Instagram
12 8 (0.79%) Palo Alto
13 7 (0.69%) SaltStack
13 7 (0.69%) SAP
13 7 (0.69%) WorldPay
14 6 (0.59%) Percona
14 6 (0.59%) Sage