Period
to 17 February 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 17 February 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 379 306 288
Rank change year-on-year -73 -18 -48
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 1,211 1,858 2,061
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.06% 1.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.04% 2.61% 2.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,042 1,656 1,840
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £73,750 £63,750 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +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 59,393 71,097 69,219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.72% 40.59% 39.41%
Number of salaries quoted 48,678 59,992 59,673
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 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 -77 1,128 £45,000 +5.88% 270
UK excluding London -72 741 £40,000 +6.67% 203
London -35 439 £57,500 +4.55% 79
South East -60 223 £40,000 - 32
South West +71 206 £40,000 +18.52% 41
North of England -124 101 £40,000 - 58
Midlands -50 92 £34,000 -2.86% 35
North West -37 73 £40,000 - 34
East of England +20 63 £40,000 - 25
West Midlands -43 48 £47,500 +35.71% 15
East Midlands -6 44 £32,500 -13.33% 19
Scotland +34 33 £35,000 -8.50% 4
Yorkshire -72 28 £42,500 +6.25% 19
Wales +20 16 £42,500 +6.25% 7
Northern Ireland -10 7 £50,000 +20.48% 1

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 906 (74.81%) PHP
2 882 (72.83%) MySQL
3 811 (66.97%) Linux
4 657 (54.25%) JavaScript
5 592 (48.89%) HTML
6 586 (48.39%) CSS
7 565 (46.66%) Apache
8 427 (35.26%) Git (software)
9 396 (32.70%) Agile Software Development
10 336 (27.75%) Amazon AWS
11 332 (27.42%) Python
12 269 (22.21%) MVC
13 267 (22.05%) jQuery
14 266 (21.97%) Web Development
15 253 (20.89%) DevOps
16 233 (19.24%) OOP
17 208 (17.18%) Web Services
18 207 (17.09%) Laravel
19 199 (16.43%) Bash Shell
20 192 (15.85%) Docker
21 191 (15.77%) nginx
22 174 (14.37%) LEMP Stack
23 173 (14.29%) SQL
24 172 (14.20%) Puppet
25 170 (14.04%) Symfony
26 163 (13.46%) AngularJS
27 162 (13.38%) HTML5
27 162 (13.38%) Ansible
28 152 (12.55%) Windows
28 152 (12.55%) Problem-Solving

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
1 565 (46.66%) Apache
2 191 (15.77%) nginx
3 117 (9.66%) CMS
4 99 (8.18%) Drupal
5 93 (7.68%) WordPress
6 72 (5.95%) Tomcat
7 44 (3.63%) Elasticsearch
8 37 (3.06%) IIS
9 34 (2.81%) Apache Spark
10 25 (2.06%) Apache Solr
11 17 (1.40%) Confluence
11 17 (1.40%) eZ Publish
12 12 (0.99%) OpenStack
12 12 (0.99%) WebSphere
13 9 (0.74%) Apache Pig
14 8 (0.66%) ColdFusion
14 8 (0.66%) Joomla!
15 5 (0.41%) ExpressionEngine
15 5 (0.41%) JBoss
15 5 (0.41%) Moodle
Applications
1 8 (0.66%) Photoshop
2 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.25%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.083%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.083%) HipChat
5 1 (0.083%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 85 (7.02%) Magento
2 21 (1.73%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.25%) CiviCRM
5 1 (0.083%) Odoo
Cloud Services
1 336 (27.75%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (8.51%) SaaS
3 78 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 71 (5.86%) Google Cloud Platform
5 49 (4.05%) Amazon EC2
6 48 (3.96%) GitHub
7 46 (3.80%) Serverless
8 40 (3.30%) AWS Lambda
9 31 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
10 29 (2.39%) Amazon S3
11 23 (1.90%) Route 53
12 20 (1.65%) Amazon SQS
13 19 (1.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 17 (1.40%) Google Compute Engine
15 14 (1.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 12 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
17 11 (0.91%) Slack
18 10 (0.83%) Amazon EMR
18 10 (0.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 8 (0.66%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 56 (4.62%) DNS
2 47 (3.88%) Firewall
2 47 (3.88%) TCP/IP
3 46 (3.80%) Network Security
4 41 (3.39%) SSL
5 27 (2.23%) HTTP
6 25 (2.06%) SSH
7 24 (1.98%) RTMP
7 24 (1.98%) RTSP
8 21 (1.73%) Internet
8 21 (1.73%) VLAN
9 20 (1.65%) SMTP
10 15 (1.24%) FTP
10 15 (1.24%) LAN
10 15 (1.24%) WAN
11 14 (1.16%) VPN
12 13 (1.07%) DHCP
13 11 (0.91%) BIG-IP
13 11 (0.91%) Intranet
14 7 (0.58%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 882 (72.83%) MySQL
2 110 (9.08%) SQL Server
3 104 (8.59%) Redis
4 103 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
5 79 (6.52%) MongoDB
6 62 (5.12%) MariaDB
7 61 (5.04%) NoSQL
8 60 (4.95%) Relational Database
9 44 (3.63%) Big Data
10 38 (3.14%) Amazon RDS
11 32 (2.64%) Hadoop
12 26 (2.15%) Amazon Aurora
13 24 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
13 24 (1.98%) Apache Hive
14 18 (1.49%) Amazon Redshift
15 16 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
16 14 (1.16%) HBase
17 13 (1.07%) Impala
17 13 (1.07%) Oracle OLAP
17 13 (1.07%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 427 (35.26%) Git (software)
2 135 (11.15%) Jenkins
3 70 (5.78%) Subversion
4 59 (4.87%) JIRA
5 50 (4.13%) gulp
6 47 (3.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 46 (3.80%) Grunt
8 30 (2.48%) Mercurial
8 30 (2.48%) Selenium
9 29 (2.39%) Bitbucket
9 29 (2.39%) Maven
9 29 (2.39%) Vagrant
10 25 (2.06%) Broccoli
11 19 (1.57%) Hudson
12 18 (1.49%) webpack
13 16 (1.32%) TeamCity
14 15 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
14 15 (1.24%) Xdebug
15 14 (1.16%) git-flow
15 14 (1.16%) PHPUnit
General
1 107 (8.84%) Retail
2 105 (8.67%) Finance
3 78 (6.44%) Marketing
4 36 (2.97%) Banking
5 23 (1.90%) Games
6 21 (1.73%) Publishing
7 20 (1.65%) Telecoms
8 18 (1.49%) Advertising
9 11 (0.91%) Legal
10 10 (0.83%) Law
11 8 (0.66%) Electronics
12 5 (0.41%) Military
12 5 (0.41%) Multimedia
13 3 (0.25%) Automotive
13 3 (0.25%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.25%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.17%) French Language
15 1 (0.083%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.083%) Korean Language
15 1 (0.083%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 731 (60.36%) Developer
2 426 (35.18%) PHP Developer
3 149 (12.30%) Senior Developer
4 126 (10.40%) Web Developer
5 93 (7.68%) Administrator
5 93 (7.68%) Systems Administrator
6 84 (6.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 83 (6.85%) Senior PHP Developer
8 81 (6.69%) Linux Administrator
8 81 (6.69%) Linux Engineer
9 77 (6.36%) Software Developer
10 75 (6.19%) DevOps Engineer
11 74 (6.11%) LAMP Developer
12 57 (4.71%) PHP LAMP Developer
13 55 (4.54%) Drupal Developer
14 53 (4.38%) Full Stack Developer
15 45 (3.72%) Junior
16 43 (3.55%) PHP Web Developer
17 36 (2.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 36 (2.97%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 592 (48.89%) HTML
2 586 (48.39%) CSS
3 267 (22.05%) jQuery
4 208 (17.18%) Web Services
5 207 (17.09%) Laravel
6 174 (14.37%) LEMP Stack
7 170 (14.04%) Symfony
8 163 (13.46%) AngularJS
9 162 (13.38%) HTML5
10 138 (11.40%) Node.js
11 119 (9.83%) CSS3
12 109 (9.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 105 (8.67%) React
14 95 (7.84%) Ajax
15 94 (7.76%) XML
16 86 (7.10%) REST
17 82 (6.77%) LAPP Stack
18 81 (6.69%) RESTful
18 81 (6.69%) Sass
19 75 (6.19%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 67 (5.53%) User Experience
2 65 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (4.87%) Mobile App
4 54 (4.46%) Greenfield Project
5 46 (3.80%) Linux Command Line
6 36 (2.97%) Replication
7 35 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
8 31 (2.56%) Data Structures
8 31 (2.56%) Public Cloud
9 29 (2.39%) Fintech
9 29 (2.39%) Video\Live Streaming
10 26 (2.15%) Algorithms
11 14 (1.16%) Marketing Technology
12 13 (1.07%) Data Centre
13 12 (0.99%) Social Media
14 11 (0.91%) Management Information System
15 10 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
15 10 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
15 10 (0.83%) NHS
16 9 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 811 (66.97%) Linux
2 152 (12.55%) Windows
3 101 (8.34%) CentOS
4 89 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 78 (6.44%) Ubuntu
6 70 (5.78%) Debian
7 50 (4.13%) Windows Server
8 44 (3.63%) Unix
9 29 (2.39%) Apple iOS
10 27 (2.23%) Android
11 20 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.99%) Mac OS X
13 11 (0.91%) CoreOS
14 8 (0.66%) Solaris
15 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (0.50%) Amazon Linux
17 5 (0.41%) VyOS
18 3 (0.25%) Fedora
18 3 (0.25%) FreeBSD
19 1 (0.083%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (32.70%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (22.21%) MVC
3 266 (21.97%) Web Development
4 253 (20.89%) DevOps
5 233 (19.24%) OOP
6 152 (12.55%) Problem-Solving
7 149 (12.30%) E-Commerce
8 142 (11.73%) OO
9 132 (10.90%) Software Engineering
10 121 (9.99%) Scrum
11 105 (8.67%) TDD
12 101 (8.34%) Configuration Management
13 100 (8.26%) Test Automation
14 95 (7.84%) Open Source
15 93 (7.68%) Front End Development
16 78 (6.44%) Continuous Integration
17 76 (6.28%) Computer Science
18 65 (5.37%) Project Management
19 63 (5.20%) ITIL
19 63 (5.20%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 906 (74.81%) PHP
2 657 (54.25%) JavaScript
3 332 (27.42%) Python
4 199 (16.43%) Bash Shell
5 173 (14.29%) SQL
6 151 (12.47%) Java
7 116 (9.58%) Perl
8 85 (7.02%) C#
9 83 (6.85%) Shell Script
10 76 (6.28%) Ruby
11 67 (5.53%) PHP 7
12 50 (4.13%) C++
13 40 (3.30%) PowerShell
14 37 (3.06%) Go
15 30 (2.48%) Korn
16 29 (2.39%) Bourne shell
17 27 (2.23%) PHP 5
18 26 (2.15%) C
19 24 (1.98%) Scala
20 17 (1.40%) Lua
Qualifications
1 110 (9.08%) Degree
2 70 (5.78%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (1.40%) CISSP
4 16 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (1.24%) CCNA
5 15 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (1.24%) Security Cleared
6 10 (0.83%) DV Cleared
6 10 (0.83%) SSCP
7 9 (0.74%) SANS
7 9 (0.74%) TOGAF Certification
8 8 (0.66%) CompTIA Security+
8 8 (0.66%) GIAC
8 8 (0.66%) Linux+ Certification
8 8 (0.66%) MCSE
8 8 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (0.50%) MCP
9 6 (0.50%) SC Cleared
9 6 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.14%) QA
2 20 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.83%) GDPR
5 9 (0.74%) SLA
6 5 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 192 (15.85%) Docker
2 87 (7.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
4 34 (2.81%) Varnish
5 32 (2.64%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (2.56%) Active Directory
7 27 (2.23%) iptables
8 22 (1.82%) NFS
9 19 (1.57%) KVM
10 16 (1.32%) Samba
11 14 (1.16%) Postfix
12 13 (1.07%) Apache Flume
13 12 (0.99%) VMware Server
14 11 (0.91%) vSphere
15 8 (0.66%) HDFS
15 8 (0.66%) Hyper-V
16 7 (0.58%) Xen
17 6 (0.50%) QEMU
18 5 (0.41%) VirtualBox
19 4 (0.33%) LXC
Systems Management
1 172 (14.20%) Puppet
2 162 (13.38%) Ansible
3 90 (7.43%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (4.46%) Kubernetes
5 51 (4.21%) Terraform
6 46 (3.80%) Salt
7 34 (2.81%) Nagios
8 31 (2.56%) HAProxy
9 13 (1.07%) ZABBIX
10 12 (0.99%) Prometheus
11 10 (0.83%) Hadoop YARN
11 10 (0.83%) Packer
12 8 (0.66%) Cacti
12 8 (0.66%) Icinga
13 6 (0.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 5 (0.41%) Mesos
14 5 (0.41%) Nessus
14 5 (0.41%) Plesk
14 5 (0.41%) SELinux
15 4 (0.33%) yum
Vendors
1 140 (11.56%) VMware
2 112 (9.25%) Zend
3 97 (8.01%) Red Hat
4 85 (7.02%) Oracle
5 83 (6.85%) Microsoft
6 68 (5.62%) Google
7 39 (3.22%) Cisco
8 20 (1.65%) Atlassian
8 20 (1.65%) Splunk
9 16 (1.32%) CheckPoint
10 14 (1.16%) NETGEAR
11 13 (1.07%) Cloudera
11 13 (1.07%) F5
11 13 (1.07%) Talend
12 10 (0.83%) Adobe
12 10 (0.83%) Dynatrace
12 10 (0.83%) Rackspace
12 10 (0.83%) SaltStack
13 9 (0.74%) New Relic
14 8 (0.66%) Remedy