Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 362 302 243
Rank change year-on-year -60 -59 -11
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 1,475 2,040 2,826
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.87% 1.15% 1.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.16% 2.84% 3.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1,335 1,854 2,645
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £68,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 68,328 71,922 76,862
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.43% 40.59% 38.97%
Number of salaries quoted 56,644 59,858 66,679
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £75,000
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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -60 1,416 £45,000 +5.88% 255
UK excluding London -41 930 £40,000 +6.67% 184
London -42 529 £55,000 +4.76% 79
South East +40 357 £43,041 +1.27% 40
North of England -76 229 £40,000 - 42
South West +14 152 £37,500 +4.17% 31
North West -63 117 £40,000 - 24
Yorkshire -21 105 £42,500 +6.25% 15
Midlands -89 100 £33,000 +1.54% 36
West Midlands -36 81 £32,500 - 23
East of England -30 46 £32,500 -10.34% 27
Scotland -33 22 £34,000 -11.69% 3
Wales +10 20 £47,500 -8.94% 5
East Midlands -73 19 £39,000 +20.00% 13
North East -15 7 £30,000 -21.05% 3
Northern Ireland +4 2 £52,500 +5.00%

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 1,120 (75.93%) PHP
2 996 (67.53%) MySQL
3 933 (63.25%) Linux
4 762 (51.66%) JavaScript
5 669 (45.36%) Apache
6 644 (43.66%) HTML
7 614 (41.63%) CSS
8 582 (39.46%) Git (software)
9 449 (30.44%) Agile Software Development
10 402 (27.25%) Python
11 398 (26.98%) MVC
12 359 (24.34%) Web Development
13 317 (21.49%) Amazon AWS
14 316 (21.42%) jQuery
15 285 (19.32%) Bash Shell
16 282 (19.12%) DevOps
17 273 (18.51%) OOP
18 263 (17.83%) Puppet
19 257 (17.42%) Laravel
20 244 (16.54%) Java
21 230 (15.59%) Symfony
21 230 (15.59%) HTML5
22 229 (15.53%) SQL
23 228 (15.46%) Docker
24 219 (14.85%) Windows
25 214 (14.51%) OO
26 212 (14.37%) Software Engineering
27 190 (12.88%) Scrum
28 180 (12.20%) SQL Server
29 171 (11.59%) WordPress

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
1 669 (45.36%) Apache
2 171 (11.59%) WordPress
3 159 (10.78%) CMS
4 153 (10.37%) nginx
5 142 (9.63%) Tomcat
6 106 (7.19%) Drupal
7 57 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
8 54 (3.66%) JBoss
9 45 (3.05%) Apache Pig
10 40 (2.71%) IIS
11 38 (2.58%) WebSphere
12 32 (2.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 32 (2.17%) WebLogic
13 29 (1.97%) OpenStack
14 26 (1.76%) Apache Spark
15 18 (1.22%) Confluence
15 18 (1.22%) Joomla!
16 17 (1.15%) Moodle
17 15 (1.02%) Jetty
18 12 (0.81%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (0.95%) Photoshop
2 9 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.47%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (0.47%) HipChat
3 7 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.20%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.068%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 73 (4.95%) Magento
2 15 (1.02%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.41%) WebTrends
4 4 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.14%) Shopify
6 1 (0.068%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.068%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 317 (21.49%) Amazon AWS
2 154 (10.44%) SaaS
3 93 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 63 (4.27%) Amazon EC2
5 46 (3.12%) Amazon S3
6 44 (2.98%) GitHub
7 41 (2.78%) Serverless
8 40 (2.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 39 (2.64%) Amazon ELB
10 36 (2.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 33 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
11 33 (2.24%) AWS Lambda
12 32 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
13 28 (1.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 18 (1.22%) Route 53
15 16 (1.08%) npm
16 15 (1.02%) IaaS
16 15 (1.02%) OpenShift
17 14 (0.95%) Asana
18 12 (0.81%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 146 (9.90%) TCP/IP
2 117 (7.93%) Firewall
3 110 (7.46%) HTTP
4 82 (5.56%) DNS
5 73 (4.95%) SSL
6 39 (2.64%) SAN
7 34 (2.31%) NAS
8 25 (1.69%) LAN
9 23 (1.56%) WAN
10 21 (1.42%) Internet
11 18 (1.22%) VLAN
12 17 (1.15%) Network Security
12 17 (1.15%) SSH
13 16 (1.08%) RTMP
13 16 (1.08%) RTSP
14 15 (1.02%) VPN
15 13 (0.88%) Kerberos
15 13 (0.88%) SMPP
16 12 (0.81%) Wireshark
17 10 (0.68%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 996 (67.53%) MySQL
2 180 (12.20%) SQL Server
3 117 (7.93%) Relational Database
4 97 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
5 90 (6.10%) MongoDB
6 88 (5.97%) Hadoop
7 79 (5.36%) Redis
8 76 (5.15%) Big Data
9 63 (4.27%) NoSQL
10 57 (3.86%) Amazon RDS
11 54 (3.66%) Apache Hive
12 47 (3.19%) MariaDB
13 40 (2.71%) RDBMS
14 39 (2.64%) Apache Cassandra
15 21 (1.42%) HBase
16 13 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
17 11 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 10 (0.68%) Amazon Aurora
19 9 (0.61%) Power BI
19 9 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 582 (39.46%) Git (software)
2 163 (11.05%) Jenkins
3 149 (10.10%) Subversion
4 129 (8.75%) JIRA
5 89 (6.03%) Bitbucket
6 77 (5.22%) Selenium
7 73 (4.95%) git-flow
8 65 (4.41%) PHPUnit
9 63 (4.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 46 (3.12%) Maven
11 40 (2.71%) CodeSonar
11 40 (2.71%) Robot Framework
12 30 (2.03%) Grunt
13 28 (1.90%) gulp
13 28 (1.90%) Vagrant
14 22 (1.49%) Mercurial
14 22 (1.49%) webpack
15 16 (1.08%) Sublime Text
15 16 (1.08%) TeamCity
16 14 (0.95%) jMock
General
1 99 (6.71%) Retail
2 98 (6.64%) Finance
3 86 (5.83%) Marketing
4 39 (2.64%) Back Office
5 23 (1.56%) Advertising
6 22 (1.49%) Banking
7 16 (1.08%) Games
8 15 (1.02%) Multimedia
9 14 (0.95%) Telecoms
10 13 (0.88%) Law
11 12 (0.81%) Publishing
12 10 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.54%) Legal
14 7 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.41%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.20%) Electronics
17 2 (0.14%) Spanish Language
18 1 (0.068%) Local Government
18 1 (0.068%) Music Industry
18 1 (0.068%) Urdu Language
Job Titles
1 916 (62.10%) Developer
2 626 (42.44%) PHP Developer
3 186 (12.61%) Senior Developer
4 159 (10.78%) Web Developer
5 136 (9.22%) Senior PHP Developer
6 111 (7.53%) Linux Engineer
7 102 (6.92%) Administrator
8 98 (6.64%) Systems Administrator
9 94 (6.37%) LAMP Developer
10 88 (5.97%) DevOps Engineer
11 85 (5.76%) Linux Administrator
11 85 (5.76%) PHP Web Developer
12 84 (5.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 84 (5.69%) Software Developer
13 82 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
14 61 (4.14%) PHP LAMP Developer
15 59 (4.00%) Software Engineer
16 48 (3.25%) Junior
17 47 (3.19%) AWS Engineer
18 46 (3.12%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 644 (43.66%) HTML
2 614 (41.63%) CSS
3 316 (21.42%) jQuery
4 257 (17.42%) Laravel
5 230 (15.59%) HTML5
5 230 (15.59%) Symfony
6 170 (11.53%) AngularJS
7 158 (10.71%) LEMP Stack
8 154 (10.44%) Node.js
8 154 (10.44%) REST
9 150 (10.17%) Web Services
10 149 (10.10%) CSS3
11 116 (7.86%) Sass
12 114 (7.73%) SOAP
13 112 (7.59%) .NET
14 109 (7.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 109 (7.39%) XML
15 92 (6.24%) React
16 81 (5.49%) RESTful
17 72 (4.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 95 (6.44%) User Experience
2 86 (5.83%) Mobile App
3 77 (5.22%) Computer Science
4 75 (5.08%) Fintech
5 74 (5.02%) Self-Motivation
6 71 (4.81%) Linux Command Line
7 42 (2.85%) Greenfield Project
8 40 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
9 39 (2.64%) Replication
10 32 (2.17%) Clustering
11 31 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
12 26 (1.76%) Data Centre
13 22 (1.49%) Management Information System
13 22 (1.49%) Public Cloud
13 22 (1.49%) Video\Live Streaming
14 17 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 16 (1.08%) Private Cloud
16 12 (0.81%) Digital Media
17 10 (0.68%) Algorithms
17 10 (0.68%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 933 (63.25%) Linux
2 219 (14.85%) Windows
3 138 (9.36%) CentOS
4 111 (7.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 79 (5.36%) Ubuntu
6 71 (4.81%) Android
7 68 (4.61%) Apple iOS
7 68 (4.61%) Unix
8 63 (4.27%) Debian
9 40 (2.71%) Mac OS X
10 20 (1.36%) Windows Server
11 11 (0.75%) Amazon Linux
12 10 (0.68%) CoreOS
13 9 (0.61%) Mac OS
13 9 (0.61%) Solaris
14 5 (0.34%) Fedora
14 5 (0.34%) FreeBSD
14 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (0.27%) OpenBSD
16 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 449 (30.44%) Agile Software Development
2 398 (26.98%) MVC
3 359 (24.34%) Web Development
4 282 (19.12%) DevOps
5 273 (18.51%) OOP
6 214 (14.51%) OO
7 212 (14.37%) Software Engineering
8 190 (12.88%) Scrum
9 153 (10.37%) E-Commerce
10 140 (9.49%) Configuration Management
11 135 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
12 125 (8.47%) TDD
13 115 (7.80%) Open Source
14 111 (7.53%) Mentoring
15 106 (7.19%) OO PHP
16 105 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
16 105 (7.12%) Test Automation
17 102 (6.92%) Front End Development
18 72 (4.88%) Deployment Automation
18 72 (4.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1,120 (75.93%) PHP
2 762 (51.66%) JavaScript
3 402 (27.25%) Python
4 285 (19.32%) Bash Shell
5 244 (16.54%) Java
6 229 (15.53%) SQL
7 168 (11.39%) Perl
8 120 (8.14%) C#
8 120 (8.14%) Ruby
9 105 (7.12%) PowerShell
10 76 (5.15%) C++
11 70 (4.75%) PHP 5
12 63 (4.27%) C
13 52 (3.53%) Shell Script
14 44 (2.98%) Objective-C
15 41 (2.78%) PHP 7
16 33 (2.24%) Go
17 24 (1.63%) ES6
18 22 (1.49%) Scala
19 18 (1.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 106 (7.19%) Degree
2 58 (3.93%) CISSP
3 56 (3.80%) CCNA
3 56 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 52 (3.53%) SSCP
6 45 (3.05%) SANS
6 45 (3.05%) Security Cleared
7 42 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 41 (2.78%) CompTIA Security+
8 41 (2.78%) MCSE
9 40 (2.71%) DV Cleared
9 40 (2.71%) GIAC
9 40 (2.71%) Linux+ Certification
9 40 (2.71%) Network+ Certification
10 12 (0.81%) AWS Certification
11 11 (0.75%) LPIC
12 10 (0.68%) RHCE
13 7 (0.47%) RHCSA
13 7 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (4.07%) QA
2 17 (1.15%) GCP
3 13 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.81%) GDPR
5 9 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.61%) SLA
6 6 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 228 (15.46%) Docker
2 68 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (2.98%) vSphere
4 32 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
5 25 (1.69%) Active Directory
6 24 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (1.29%) Varnish
8 18 (1.22%) iptables
8 18 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (1.22%) VirtualBox
9 16 (1.08%) KVM
10 14 (0.95%) Postfix
11 12 (0.81%) XenServer
12 11 (0.75%) Dovecot
13 9 (0.61%) Ceph
13 9 (0.61%) HDFS
13 9 (0.61%) Hyper-V
13 9 (0.61%) Xen
14 7 (0.47%) NFS
14 7 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 263 (17.83%) Puppet
2 150 (10.17%) Ansible
3 113 (7.66%) Opscode Chef
4 84 (5.69%) Nagios
5 76 (5.15%) Kubernetes
6 54 (3.66%) Salt
7 46 (3.12%) ZABBIX
8 37 (2.51%) Terraform
9 25 (1.69%) HAProxy
10 18 (1.22%) Cacti
11 14 (0.95%) Check_MK
11 14 (0.95%) logstash
12 13 (0.88%) Galera Cluster
13 12 (0.81%) SELinux
14 11 (0.75%) cPanel
14 11 (0.75%) Icinga
14 11 (0.75%) Xymon
15 10 (0.68%) Capistrano
15 10 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
15 10 (0.68%) Grafana
Vendors
1 145 (9.83%) Oracle
2 130 (8.81%) Red Hat
3 118 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 115 (7.80%) Zend
5 114 (7.73%) VMware
6 68 (4.61%) Google
7 39 (2.64%) Twitter
8 38 (2.58%) Cisco
9 32 (2.17%) OutSystems
10 26 (1.76%) Splunk
11 24 (1.63%) SaltStack
12 23 (1.56%) New Relic
13 18 (1.22%) Atlassian
14 17 (1.15%) hybris
15 13 (0.88%) AppDynamics
16 12 (0.81%) Assembla
16 12 (0.81%) Percona
16 12 (0.81%) WorldPay
17 10 (0.68%) Rackspace
17 10 (0.68%) SolarWinds