Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 299 258 234
Rank change year-on-year -41 -24 -55
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 1924 2545 3146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 1.34% 1.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.75% 3.45% 3.80%
Number of salaries quoted 1709 2364 2803
UK median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £65,250 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%

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 70006 73765 82849
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.17% 38.89% 37.89%
Number of salaries quoted 57934 63958 70877
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -49 1798 £44,000 +3.53% 109
UK excluding London -28 1126 £37,500 -6.25% 67
London -70 710 £55,000 - 43
North of England +45 342 £40,000 +14.29% 23
South East -88 309 £42,500 - 11
Midlands +15 232 £34,000 -7.48% 16
North West +25 179 £40,000 +6.67% 11
Yorkshire +52 159 £40,000 +14.29% 11
West Midlands +3 155 £32,500 -7.14% 4
South West -14 141 £33,000 -12.00% 10
East Midlands +50 77 £35,000 -11.39% 12
East of England -55 62 £35,000 -12.50% 6
Scotland -27 30 £38,500 +10.00% 1
Wales +4 7 £52,163 +39.10%
North East +13 4 £38,750 +17.42% 1
Northern Ireland -23 3 £41,500 -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1521 (79.05%) PHP
2 1483 (77.08%) MySQL
3 1219 (63.36%) Linux
4 1083 (56.29%) JavaScript
5 975 (50.68%) HTML
6 938 (48.75%) CSS
7 859 (44.65%) Apache
8 718 (37.32%) Git (software)
9 659 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
10 544 (28.27%) jQuery
11 506 (26.30%) Web Development
12 480 (24.95%) MVC
13 405 (21.05%) DevOps
14 390 (20.27%) Laravel
15 356 (18.50%) Python
16 354 (18.40%) OO
17 353 (18.35%) Amazon AWS
18 348 (18.09%) HTML5
19 347 (18.04%) OOP
20 331 (17.20%) Symfony
21 327 (17.00%) SQL
22 313 (16.27%) Puppet
23 310 (16.11%) LEMP Stack
24 291 (15.12%) Windows
25 284 (14.76%) AngularJS
26 283 (14.71%) Zend
27 277 (14.40%) Docker
28 276 (14.35%) Bash Shell
28 276 (14.35%) E-Commerce
29 263 (13.67%) Java

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
1 859 (44.65%) Apache
2 258 (13.41%) nginx
3 224 (11.64%) WordPress
4 201 (10.45%) CMS
5 141 (7.33%) Drupal
6 138 (7.17%) Tomcat
7 90 (4.68%) Elasticsearch
8 83 (4.31%) IIS
9 72 (3.74%) OpenStack
10 39 (2.03%) JBoss
11 26 (1.35%) Apache Solr
12 25 (1.30%) WebSphere
13 23 (1.20%) CloudStack
13 23 (1.20%) Joomla!
14 22 (1.14%) Jetty
15 19 (0.99%) MS Exchange
16 16 (0.83%) WebLogic
17 15 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
17 15 (0.78%) Confluence
18 14 (0.73%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 41 (2.13%) Photoshop
2 19 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
3 10 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (0.31%) InDesign
7 3 (0.16%) HipChat
8 2 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 1 (0.052%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 150 (7.80%) Magento
2 19 (0.99%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.31%) Shopify
6 2 (0.10%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.052%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 353 (18.35%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (5.30%) SaaS
3 92 (4.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 75 (3.90%) Amazon EC2
5 74 (3.85%) GitHub
6 58 (3.01%) Amazon S3
7 49 (2.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 31 (1.61%) Amazon ELB
9 30 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 29 (1.51%) IaaS
11 20 (1.04%) npm
12 19 (0.99%) Office 365
12 19 (0.99%) PaaS
13 18 (0.94%) Route 53
14 15 (0.78%) Google Analytics
15 14 (0.73%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 14 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
15 14 (0.73%) Slack
16 12 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 9 (0.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 133 (6.91%) DNS
2 126 (6.55%) Firewall
3 94 (4.89%) TCP/IP
4 71 (3.69%) Internet
5 65 (3.38%) SSH
6 52 (2.70%) HTTP
7 50 (2.60%) VPN
8 41 (2.13%) SSL
9 34 (1.77%) DHCP
10 29 (1.51%) SMTP
11 27 (1.40%) Network Security
11 27 (1.40%) VLAN
12 26 (1.35%) SAN
13 25 (1.30%) LAN
13 25 (1.30%) SNMP
13 25 (1.30%) WAN
14 23 (1.20%) FTP
15 22 (1.14%) VoIP
16 20 (1.04%) iSCSI
17 17 (0.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1483 (77.08%) MySQL
2 166 (8.63%) MongoDB
3 144 (7.48%) SQL Server
4 143 (7.43%) PostgreSQL
5 91 (4.73%) Redis
6 88 (4.57%) NoSQL
7 85 (4.42%) Relational Database
8 69 (3.59%) MariaDB
9 58 (3.01%) Amazon RDS
10 57 (2.96%) Hadoop
11 36 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
12 32 (1.66%) Big Data
13 18 (0.94%) HBase
14 17 (0.88%) SQLite
15 12 (0.62%) Apache Hive
15 12 (0.62%) InfluxDB
16 11 (0.57%) DB2
16 11 (0.57%) Oracle Database
16 11 (0.57%) RDBMS
17 10 (0.52%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 718 (37.32%) Git (software)
2 256 (13.31%) Jenkins
3 177 (9.20%) Subversion
4 144 (7.48%) JIRA
5 133 (6.91%) PHPUnit
6 96 (4.99%) gulp
7 83 (4.31%) Vagrant
8 79 (4.11%) Grunt
9 53 (2.75%) Maven
10 52 (2.70%) Selenium
11 37 (1.92%) JUnit
12 30 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 30 (1.56%) TeamCity
13 29 (1.51%) Bitbucket
14 26 (1.35%) Ant
15 21 (1.09%) Bower
15 21 (1.09%) jMock
16 18 (0.94%) webpack
17 17 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
18 16 (0.83%) Hamcrest
General
1 168 (8.73%) Finance
2 155 (8.06%) Marketing
3 98 (5.09%) Retail
4 62 (3.22%) Games
5 56 (2.91%) Advertising
6 43 (2.23%) Telecoms
7 42 (2.18%) Banking
8 26 (1.35%) Automotive
9 25 (1.30%) Back Office
10 22 (1.14%) Legal
11 19 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
12 17 (0.88%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.88%) Publishing
13 15 (0.78%) Electronics
14 12 (0.62%) Law
15 10 (0.52%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.16%) French Language
17 2 (0.10%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.10%) German Language
17 2 (0.10%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1282 (66.63%) Developer
2 927 (48.18%) PHP Developer
3 248 (12.89%) Senior Developer
4 239 (12.42%) Web Developer
5 180 (9.36%) Administrator
6 177 (9.20%) Systems Administrator
7 173 (8.99%) PHP Web Developer
8 171 (8.89%) Senior PHP Developer
9 160 (8.32%) Linux Administrator
10 158 (8.21%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 146 (7.59%) LAMP Developer
12 145 (7.54%) DevOps Engineer
13 130 (6.76%) JavaScript Developer
14 121 (6.29%) PHP LAMP Developer
15 104 (5.41%) Lead Developer
16 103 (5.35%) Full Stack Developer
17 89 (4.63%) Linux Engineer
18 86 (4.47%) Linux/Unix DevOps
19 84 (4.37%) MySQL Developer
20 76 (3.95%) Lead PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 975 (50.68%) HTML
2 938 (48.75%) CSS
3 544 (28.27%) jQuery
4 390 (20.27%) Laravel
5 348 (18.09%) HTML5
6 331 (17.20%) Symfony
7 310 (16.11%) LEMP Stack
8 284 (14.76%) AngularJS
9 256 (13.31%) Web Services
10 215 (11.17%) CSS3
11 195 (10.14%) Node.js
12 186 (9.67%) Ajax
13 175 (9.10%) XML
14 162 (8.42%) SOAP
15 158 (8.21%) Sass
16 146 (7.59%) REST
17 145 (7.54%) React
18 136 (7.07%) JSON
19 133 (6.91%) RESTful
20 127 (6.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 151 (7.85%) User Experience
2 129 (6.70%) Mobile App
3 125 (6.50%) Computer Science
4 91 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
5 81 (4.21%) Linux Command Line
6 76 (3.95%) Greenfield Project
7 73 (3.79%) Data Centre
8 65 (3.38%) Fintech
9 43 (2.23%) iPad
10 36 (1.87%) Replication
11 26 (1.35%) Public Cloud
12 25 (1.30%) Digital Media
13 24 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
13 24 (1.25%) Management Information System
14 21 (1.09%) BBC
15 16 (0.83%) Clustering
16 15 (0.78%) Online Games
16 15 (0.78%) Private Cloud
17 12 (0.62%) Algorithms
18 10 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1219 (63.36%) Linux
2 291 (15.12%) Windows
3 158 (8.21%) CentOS
4 138 (7.17%) Ubuntu
5 135 (7.02%) Unix
6 102 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 79 (4.11%) Debian
8 76 (3.95%) Android
9 67 (3.48%) Apple iOS
10 56 (2.91%) Windows Server
11 25 (1.30%) Mac OS X
12 19 (0.99%) Fedora
13 18 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (0.42%) SUSE
16 7 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
16 7 (0.36%) Solaris
17 6 (0.31%) AIX
17 6 (0.31%) VMS
17 6 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 659 (34.25%) Agile Software Development
2 506 (26.30%) Web Development
3 480 (24.95%) MVC
4 405 (21.05%) DevOps
5 354 (18.40%) OO
6 347 (18.04%) OOP
7 276 (14.35%) E-Commerce
8 233 (12.11%) TDD
9 221 (11.49%) Scrum
10 207 (10.76%) Software Engineering
11 199 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
12 168 (8.73%) Open Source
13 156 (8.11%) Mentoring
14 150 (7.80%) Front End Development
15 148 (7.69%) OO PHP
16 142 (7.38%) Configuration Management
17 126 (6.55%) Project Management
18 125 (6.50%) Unit Testing
19 118 (6.13%) BDD
20 90 (4.68%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1521 (79.05%) PHP
2 1083 (56.29%) JavaScript
3 356 (18.50%) Python
4 327 (17.00%) SQL
5 276 (14.35%) Bash Shell
6 263 (13.67%) Java
7 191 (9.93%) Perl
8 186 (9.67%) Ruby
9 98 (5.09%) PHP 5
10 94 (4.89%) PHP 7
11 65 (3.38%) Shell Script
12 64 (3.33%) C#
13 56 (2.91%) PowerShell
14 49 (2.55%) C
15 48 (2.49%) C++
16 31 (1.61%) ES6
17 24 (1.25%) Go
18 20 (1.04%) TypeScript
19 17 (0.88%) ActionScript
20 13 (0.68%) AWK
Qualifications
1 173 (8.99%) Degree
2 72 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (0.52%) Security Cleared
4 9 (0.47%) CCNA
4 9 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.36%) AWS Certification
5 7 (0.36%) DV Cleared
5 7 (0.36%) RHCE
6 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.31%) RHCSA
7 5 (0.26%) CCIE
7 5 (0.26%) Numerate Degree
7 5 (0.26%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.16%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.16%) RHCA
9 3 (0.16%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.10%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.10%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (4.73%) QA
2 30 (1.56%) GCP
3 19 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.88%) SLA
5 14 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.36%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.26%) GDPR
9 3 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.16%) DICOM
9 3 (0.16%) HL7
9 3 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
9 3 (0.16%) SSAE 16
10 2 (0.10%) WCAG
11 1 (0.052%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.052%) COBIT
11 1 (0.052%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.052%) WAI
System Software
1 277 (14.40%) Docker
2 90 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (1.82%) Varnish
3 35 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
4 34 (1.77%) Active Directory
5 33 (1.72%) KVM
6 28 (1.46%) Xen
7 26 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
8 25 (1.30%) vSphere
9 23 (1.20%) Hyper-V
10 20 (1.04%) NFS
10 20 (1.04%) Samba
11 19 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
12 17 (0.88%) iptables
12 17 (0.88%) LXC
12 17 (0.88%) XenServer
13 15 (0.78%) VirtualBox
14 14 (0.73%) Postfix
15 10 (0.52%) XenApp
16 7 (0.36%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 313 (16.27%) Puppet
2 216 (11.23%) Opscode Chef
3 183 (9.51%) Ansible
4 79 (4.11%) Nagios
5 51 (2.65%) Terraform
6 48 (2.49%) Kubernetes
7 42 (2.18%) HAProxy
8 35 (1.82%) cPanel
8 35 (1.82%) Salt
9 25 (1.30%) Graphite
9 25 (1.30%) ZABBIX
10 24 (1.25%) logstash
11 15 (0.78%) Cacti
11 15 (0.78%) Cobbler
12 13 (0.68%) Tivoli
13 12 (0.62%) Icinga
13 12 (0.62%) vRealize
14 11 (0.57%) Backup Exec
14 11 (0.57%) Grafana
14 11 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 283 (14.71%) Zend
2 135 (7.02%) Red Hat
3 118 (6.13%) VMware
4 114 (5.93%) Oracle
5 78 (4.05%) Microsoft
6 72 (3.74%) Google
7 31 (1.61%) SaltStack
8 24 (1.25%) Cisco
9 20 (1.04%) Citrix
9 20 (1.04%) IBM
10 19 (0.99%) Adobe
11 16 (0.83%) Rackspace
11 16 (0.83%) Sencha
12 15 (0.78%) Twitter
13 14 (0.73%) Apple
13 14 (0.73%) HP
13 14 (0.73%) hybris
13 14 (0.73%) SolarWinds
13 14 (0.73%) Splunk
14 13 (0.68%) Atlassian