Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 388 305 260
Rank change year-on-year -83 -45 -21
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 1,345 1,928 2,577
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 1.10% 1.35%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.04% 2.73% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1,202 1,718 2,400
UK median annual salary £44,000 £42,917 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.52% +0.98% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +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 65,818 70,507 74,246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.96% 40.20% 38.98%
Number of salaries quoted 54,464 58,352 64,331
UK median annual salary £50,869 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.74% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -59 1,296 £45,000 +4.65% 305
UK excluding London -62 831 £40,000 +5.26% 231
London -47 498 £55,000 - 83
South East +35 342 £42,500 - 37
South West +29 167 £37,500 +10.29% 43
North of England -106 157 £40,000 - 75
Midlands -90 93 £32,500 -2.99% 43
North West -69 87 £40,000 - 39
West Midlands -36 75 £30,000 -7.69% 22
Yorkshire -64 64 £40,000 - 31
East of England -13 34 £35,000 - 24
Scotland -10 20 £34,500 -10.97% 7
East Midlands -73 18 £35,000 - 21
Wales +4 15 £50,000 -4.15% 2
North East -6 6 £30,000 -22.58% 5
Northern Ireland +5 1 £52,500 +26.51%

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 1,048 (77.92%) PHP
2 897 (66.69%) MySQL
3 859 (63.87%) Linux
4 724 (53.83%) JavaScript
5 594 (44.16%) HTML
6 569 (42.30%) Apache
7 555 (41.26%) CSS
8 551 (40.97%) Git (software)
9 430 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
10 357 (26.54%) MVC
11 352 (26.17%) Python
12 321 (23.87%) Web Development
13 281 (20.89%) Amazon AWS
14 276 (20.52%) jQuery
15 259 (19.26%) DevOps
16 247 (18.36%) Bash Shell
17 246 (18.29%) Laravel
18 237 (17.62%) Puppet
19 233 (17.32%) OOP
20 219 (16.28%) Docker
21 207 (15.39%) OO
21 207 (15.39%) SQL
22 205 (15.24%) HTML5
23 203 (15.09%) Symfony
24 199 (14.80%) Scrum
25 196 (14.57%) Software Engineering
26 194 (14.42%) Windows
27 187 (13.90%) Java
28 165 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
29 161 (11.97%) AngularJS

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
1 569 (42.30%) Apache
2 159 (11.82%) CMS
3 150 (11.15%) WordPress
4 132 (9.81%) nginx
5 103 (7.66%) Tomcat
6 84 (6.25%) Drupal
7 55 (4.09%) Elasticsearch
8 48 (3.57%) Apache Pig
9 39 (2.90%) IIS
10 29 (2.16%) OpenStack
11 26 (1.93%) JBoss
12 24 (1.78%) Apache Spark
13 22 (1.64%) WebSphere
14 19 (1.41%) Confluence
15 18 (1.34%) Joomla!
16 13 (0.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 12 (0.89%) WebLogic
17 12 (0.89%) WildFly
18 10 (0.74%) CloudStack
18 10 (0.74%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 8 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (0.59%) Photoshop
2 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.15%) HipChat
6 1 (0.074%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 83 (6.17%) Magento
2 18 (1.34%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.37%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.074%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.074%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 281 (20.89%) Amazon AWS
2 136 (10.11%) SaaS
3 89 (6.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (3.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 41 (3.05%) Serverless
6 39 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
7 35 (2.60%) GitHub
8 26 (1.93%) AWS Lambda
9 24 (1.78%) Amazon S3
10 19 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 19 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (1.26%) npm
12 12 (0.89%) IaaS
12 12 (0.89%) PaaS
13 11 (0.82%) Office 365
14 9 (0.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 9 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
15 8 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 7 (0.52%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 116 (8.62%) TCP/IP
2 100 (7.43%) Firewall
3 78 (5.80%) HTTP
4 67 (4.98%) SSL
5 54 (4.01%) DNS
6 23 (1.71%) Network Security
7 22 (1.64%) SAN
8 21 (1.56%) VLAN
9 19 (1.41%) RTMP
9 19 (1.41%) RTSP
10 18 (1.34%) Kerberos
10 18 (1.34%) LAN
11 16 (1.19%) SSH
11 16 (1.19%) WAN
12 15 (1.12%) NAS
13 14 (1.04%) Internet
13 14 (1.04%) Wireshark
14 12 (0.89%) FTP
15 10 (0.74%) DHCP
16 9 (0.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 897 (66.69%) MySQL
2 145 (10.78%) SQL Server
3 92 (6.84%) MongoDB
4 91 (6.77%) PostgreSQL
5 84 (6.25%) Big Data
5 84 (6.25%) Relational Database
6 77 (5.72%) Hadoop
7 67 (4.98%) NoSQL
8 66 (4.91%) Redis
9 56 (4.16%) Apache Hive
10 50 (3.72%) MariaDB
11 29 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
12 20 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
13 19 (1.41%) RDBMS
14 11 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (0.74%) HBase
16 9 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 8 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 8 (0.59%) Blockchain
17 8 (0.59%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 551 (40.97%) Git (software)
2 137 (10.19%) Subversion
3 132 (9.81%) Jenkins
4 105 (7.81%) JIRA
5 78 (5.80%) Bitbucket
6 70 (5.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 70 (5.20%) git-flow
7 60 (4.46%) Selenium
8 54 (4.01%) PHPUnit
9 44 (3.27%) CodeSonar
9 44 (3.27%) Robot Framework
10 42 (3.12%) Maven
11 31 (2.30%) Grunt
12 29 (2.16%) gulp
13 28 (2.08%) Mercurial
13 28 (2.08%) Vagrant
14 18 (1.34%) TeamCity
15 16 (1.19%) webpack
16 12 (0.89%) Hudson
16 12 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 105 (7.81%) Finance
2 94 (6.99%) Marketing
3 83 (6.17%) Retail
4 33 (2.45%) Back Office
5 26 (1.93%) Advertising
6 22 (1.64%) Banking
7 21 (1.56%) Games
8 16 (1.19%) Law
9 15 (1.12%) Publishing
10 12 (0.89%) Telecoms
11 11 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 7 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.45%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.37%) Electronics
15 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.22%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.15%) Legal
17 1 (0.074%) Korean Language
17 1 (0.074%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 824 (61.26%) Developer
2 555 (41.26%) PHP Developer
3 148 (11.00%) Web Developer
4 142 (10.56%) Senior Developer
5 101 (7.51%) Senior PHP Developer
6 93 (6.91%) Linux Engineer
7 90 (6.69%) Administrator
8 88 (6.54%) LAMP Developer
8 88 (6.54%) Software Developer
9 87 (6.47%) Systems Administrator
10 85 (6.32%) Full Stack Developer
11 83 (6.17%) DevOps Engineer
12 80 (5.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 79 (5.87%) Linux Administrator
14 61 (4.54%) PHP Web Developer
15 59 (4.39%) PHP LAMP Developer
16 56 (4.16%) Software Engineer
17 51 (3.79%) Junior
18 49 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
19 44 (3.27%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 594 (44.16%) HTML
2 555 (41.26%) CSS
3 276 (20.52%) jQuery
4 246 (18.29%) Laravel
5 205 (15.24%) HTML5
6 203 (15.09%) Symfony
7 161 (11.97%) AngularJS
8 153 (11.38%) Node.js
9 142 (10.56%) CSS3
10 134 (9.96%) LEMP Stack
11 130 (9.67%) REST
12 122 (9.07%) Web Services
13 117 (8.70%) XML
14 111 (8.25%) .NET
15 106 (7.88%) SOAP
16 99 (7.36%) React
17 92 (6.84%) Sass
18 89 (6.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 71 (5.28%) JSON
20 67 (4.98%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 92 (6.84%) Computer Science
2 75 (5.58%) Fintech
2 75 (5.58%) Mobile App
3 73 (5.43%) User Experience
4 63 (4.68%) Linux Command Line
5 56 (4.16%) Self-Motivation
6 51 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
7 50 (3.72%) Greenfield Project
8 38 (2.83%) Replication
9 36 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
10 29 (2.16%) Video\Live Streaming
11 27 (2.01%) Management Information System
11 27 (2.01%) Public Cloud
12 24 (1.78%) Clustering
13 17 (1.26%) Data Centre
14 16 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.82%) Private Cloud
15 11 (0.82%) Social Media
16 10 (0.74%) iPad
17 9 (0.67%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 859 (63.87%) Linux
2 194 (14.42%) Windows
3 90 (6.69%) CentOS
4 77 (5.72%) Ubuntu
5 70 (5.20%) Android
6 68 (5.06%) Apple iOS
7 66 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 59 (4.39%) Unix
9 58 (4.31%) Debian
10 44 (3.27%) Mac OS X
11 36 (2.68%) Windows Server
12 14 (1.04%) Solaris
13 12 (0.89%) CoreOS
14 11 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (0.59%) FreeBSD
15 8 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (0.52%) Fedora
17 5 (0.37%) OpenBSD
18 3 (0.22%) SUSE
19 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
2 357 (26.54%) MVC
3 321 (23.87%) Web Development
4 259 (19.26%) DevOps
5 233 (17.32%) OOP
6 207 (15.39%) OO
7 199 (14.80%) Scrum
8 196 (14.57%) Software Engineering
9 165 (12.27%) Problem-Solving
10 138 (10.26%) E-Commerce
11 134 (9.96%) TDD
12 117 (8.70%) Configuration Management
13 113 (8.40%) Test Automation
14 103 (7.66%) Continuous Integration
15 91 (6.77%) Open Source
16 90 (6.69%) Front End Development
17 86 (6.39%) Kanban
18 78 (5.80%) Mentoring
19 75 (5.58%) OO PHP
20 68 (5.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,048 (77.92%) PHP
2 724 (53.83%) JavaScript
3 352 (26.17%) Python
4 247 (18.36%) Bash Shell
5 207 (15.39%) SQL
6 187 (13.90%) Java
7 139 (10.33%) Perl
8 126 (9.37%) C#
9 101 (7.51%) PowerShell
10 96 (7.14%) Ruby
11 93 (6.91%) C++
12 69 (5.13%) PHP 5
13 63 (4.68%) C
14 52 (3.87%) Shell Script
15 46 (3.42%) Objective-C
16 43 (3.20%) PHP 7
17 38 (2.83%) Go
18 24 (1.78%) Korn
19 18 (1.34%) Bourne shell
19 18 (1.34%) ES6
Qualifications
1 129 (9.59%) Degree
2 67 (4.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 60 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (4.46%) CISSP
4 59 (4.39%) CCNA
5 50 (3.72%) SSCP
6 49 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 49 (3.64%) Security Cleared
7 48 (3.57%) SANS
8 44 (3.27%) DV Cleared
8 44 (3.27%) MCSE
9 43 (3.20%) CompTIA Security+
9 43 (3.20%) GIAC
9 43 (3.20%) Linux+ Certification
9 43 (3.20%) Network+ Certification
10 10 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (0.67%) RHCSA
12 8 (0.59%) RHCE
13 7 (0.52%) LPIC
14 6 (0.45%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.97%) QA
2 16 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.04%) GDPR
3 14 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.45%) SLA
5 5 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.074%) Data Quality
System Software
1 219 (16.28%) Docker
2 72 (5.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (3.49%) vSphere
4 33 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
5 27 (2.01%) Active Directory
6 24 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
7 19 (1.41%) iptables
7 19 (1.41%) KVM
8 16 (1.19%) Varnish
9 14 (1.04%) VirtualBox
10 13 (0.97%) Hyper-V
10 13 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
11 12 (0.89%) Xen
12 9 (0.67%) NFS
13 8 (0.59%) Postfix
13 8 (0.59%) QEMU
14 6 (0.45%) Dovecot
14 6 (0.45%) HDFS
15 5 (0.37%) PowerDNS
15 5 (0.37%) Samba
Systems Management
1 237 (17.62%) Puppet
2 151 (11.23%) Ansible
3 124 (9.22%) Opscode Chef
4 65 (4.83%) Salt
5 59 (4.39%) Kubernetes
6 50 (3.72%) Nagios
7 39 (2.90%) Terraform
8 36 (2.68%) ZABBIX
9 24 (1.78%) HAProxy
10 16 (1.19%) Cacti
11 11 (0.82%) Xymon
12 9 (0.67%) Icinga
13 8 (0.59%) Galera Cluster
13 8 (0.59%) Kibana
13 8 (0.59%) logstash
14 7 (0.52%) Plesk
15 6 (0.45%) cPanel
15 6 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
15 6 (0.45%) Munin
15 6 (0.45%) Rancher
Vendors
1 128 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 113 (8.40%) Oracle
3 110 (8.18%) VMware
3 110 (8.18%) Zend
4 97 (7.21%) Red Hat
5 68 (5.06%) Google
6 38 (2.83%) Cisco
7 23 (1.71%) Twitter
8 21 (1.56%) Atlassian
9 18 (1.34%) New Relic
9 18 (1.34%) Splunk
10 16 (1.19%) SaltStack
11 13 (0.97%) OutSystems
11 13 (0.97%) Percona
12 12 (0.89%) SolarWinds
13 11 (0.82%) Adobe
13 11 (0.82%) WorldPay
14 10 (0.74%) Rackspace
15 9 (0.67%) Dynatrace
15 9 (0.67%) F5