Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 297 280 236
Rank change year-on-year -17 -44 -24
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 1,843 2,058 3,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.05% 1.17% 1.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.58% 2.96% 3.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1,649 1,838 2,815
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £66,250 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +4.17%

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 71,359 69,455 81,372
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.74% 39.54% 38.55%
Number of salaries quoted 60,296 59,787 69,786
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -14 1,761 £42,500 - 297
UK excluding London -23 1,180 £37,500 -6.25% 220
London -17 611 £55,000 - 90
South East -6 397 £40,000 -5.88% 57
North of England +17 335 £40,000 +13.98% 62
Midlands -37 208 £35,000 -6.67% 43
Yorkshire +42 169 £40,000 - 22
North West 0 159 £40,000 +14.29% 40
West Midlands -9 143 £35,000 -6.67% 19
South West -16 128 £35,000 - 29
East of England -22 81 £40,000 +6.67% 16
East Midlands -36 65 £37,500 - 24
Wales +1 13 £42,500 +21.43% 6
Scotland -53 10 £38,250 +9.29% 6
Northern Ireland -9 8 £41,500 -17.00% 1
North East -24 7 £38,750 +13.14%

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 1,445 (78.40%) PHP
2 1,383 (75.04%) MySQL
3 1,181 (64.08%) Linux
4 1,052 (57.08%) JavaScript
5 941 (51.06%) CSS
6 934 (50.68%) HTML
7 797 (43.24%) Apache
8 628 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
9 623 (33.80%) Git (software)
10 579 (31.42%) Web Development
11 555 (30.11%) MVC
12 516 (28.00%) jQuery
13 402 (21.81%) DevOps
14 382 (20.73%) Python
15 373 (20.24%) OOP
16 371 (20.13%) Laravel
17 360 (19.53%) Amazon AWS
18 342 (18.56%) E-Commerce
19 339 (18.39%) HTML5
20 321 (17.42%) Symfony
21 310 (16.82%) OO
22 300 (16.28%) Zend
23 288 (15.63%) Java
24 284 (15.41%) SQL
25 268 (14.54%) Scrum
26 266 (14.43%) Web Services
27 263 (14.27%) AngularJS
28 260 (14.11%) Windows
29 245 (13.29%) Node.js
30 242 (13.13%) Software Engineering

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
1 797 (43.24%) Apache
2 216 (11.72%) nginx
3 190 (10.31%) WordPress
4 152 (8.25%) CMS
5 128 (6.95%) Tomcat
6 81 (4.40%) Elasticsearch
7 80 (4.34%) Drupal
8 43 (2.33%) IIS
9 38 (2.06%) OpenStack
10 28 (1.52%) Apache Solr
11 23 (1.25%) Apache Spark
11 23 (1.25%) Confluence
12 22 (1.19%) Jetty
13 21 (1.14%) Apache Pig
14 20 (1.09%) JBoss
14 20 (1.09%) WebLogic
15 19 (1.03%) Joomla!
16 17 (0.92%) WebSphere
17 14 (0.76%) CloudStack
17 14 (0.76%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 58 (3.15%) Photoshop
2 34 (1.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 29 (1.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (0.54%) Acrobat
6 9 (0.49%) Chatbot
7 3 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (0.11%) HipChat
9 1 (0.054%) InDesign
9 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 112 (6.08%) Magento
2 31 (1.68%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 4 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.11%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.054%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.054%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.054%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.054%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 360 (19.53%) Amazon AWS
2 133 (7.22%) SaaS
3 90 (4.88%) GitHub
4 87 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
5 81 (4.40%) Amazon EC2
6 47 (2.55%) Amazon S3
7 41 (2.22%) Amazon ELB
8 38 (2.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 36 (1.95%) Google Cloud Platform
10 35 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
11 32 (1.74%) OpenShift
12 24 (1.30%) Route 53
13 21 (1.14%) IaaS
13 21 (1.14%) PaaS
14 20 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 17 (0.92%) Google Analytics
16 15 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
17 14 (0.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
17 14 (0.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 13 (0.71%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 121 (6.57%) Firewall
2 76 (4.12%) TCP/IP
3 74 (4.02%) DNS
4 62 (3.36%) Internet
5 55 (2.98%) SSL
6 53 (2.88%) HTTP
7 32 (1.74%) Network Security
8 31 (1.68%) VPN
9 25 (1.36%) FTP
10 22 (1.19%) SSH
11 20 (1.09%) Intranet
12 19 (1.03%) VLAN
13 16 (0.87%) SMPP
14 15 (0.81%) SAN
14 15 (0.81%) SNMP
15 13 (0.71%) Broadband
16 12 (0.65%) LAN
17 11 (0.60%) WAN
18 9 (0.49%) NAS
19 7 (0.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,383 (75.04%) MySQL
2 167 (9.06%) MongoDB
3 143 (7.76%) PostgreSQL
4 134 (7.27%) SQL Server
5 106 (5.75%) Relational Database
6 90 (4.88%) Redis
7 75 (4.07%) NoSQL
8 68 (3.69%) Amazon RDS
8 68 (3.69%) Hadoop
9 60 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 53 (2.88%) Big Data
10 53 (2.88%) MariaDB
11 39 (2.12%) RDBMS
12 29 (1.57%) Apache Hive
13 21 (1.14%) HBase
13 21 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (0.65%) DB2
14 12 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.43%) Blockchain
15 8 (0.43%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 623 (33.80%) Git (software)
2 241 (13.08%) Jenkins
3 164 (8.90%) Subversion
4 117 (6.35%) JIRA
5 76 (4.12%) Maven
6 75 (4.07%) PHPUnit
7 65 (3.53%) Vagrant
8 57 (3.09%) Grunt
9 51 (2.77%) gulp
10 50 (2.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 49 (2.66%) Selenium
12 48 (2.60%) Bitbucket
13 38 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
14 31 (1.68%) Ant
15 28 (1.52%) JUnit
16 18 (0.98%) git-flow
16 18 (0.98%) jMock
16 18 (0.98%) Mercurial
17 16 (0.87%) TestNG
17 16 (0.87%) Travis CI
General
1 156 (8.46%) Finance
2 92 (4.99%) Retail
3 77 (4.18%) Marketing
4 59 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 42 (2.28%) Advertising
6 37 (2.01%) Banking
7 35 (1.90%) Games
8 30 (1.63%) Back Office
9 25 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 14 (0.76%) Law
10 14 (0.76%) Legal
11 13 (0.71%) Publishing
12 8 (0.43%) Electronics
13 6 (0.33%) Automotive
13 6 (0.33%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.33%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.16%) Aerospace
14 3 (0.16%) German Language
14 3 (0.16%) Military
15 2 (0.11%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 1,236 (67.06%) Developer
2 918 (49.81%) PHP Developer
3 278 (15.08%) Web Developer
4 254 (13.78%) Senior Developer
5 201 (10.91%) PHP Web Developer
6 183 (9.93%) Senior PHP Developer
7 141 (7.65%) DevOps Engineer
8 126 (6.84%) Administrator
9 124 (6.73%) Systems Administrator
10 119 (6.46%) LAMP Developer
11 110 (5.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 109 (5.91%) Linux Administrator
13 106 (5.75%) PHP LAMP Developer
14 91 (4.94%) Linux Engineer
15 87 (4.72%) JavaScript Developer
16 82 (4.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 69 (3.74%) Full Stack Developer
18 68 (3.69%) Senior Web Developer
19 67 (3.64%) Software Engineer
20 66 (3.58%) PHP Laravel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 941 (51.06%) CSS
2 934 (50.68%) HTML
3 516 (28.00%) jQuery
4 371 (20.13%) Laravel
5 339 (18.39%) HTML5
6 321 (17.42%) Symfony
7 266 (14.43%) Web Services
8 263 (14.27%) AngularJS
9 245 (13.29%) Node.js
10 241 (13.08%) LEMP Stack
11 196 (10.63%) CSS3
12 175 (9.50%) Ajax
13 165 (8.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 157 (8.52%) REST
14 157 (8.52%) Sass
15 133 (7.22%) CodeIgniter
15 133 (7.22%) XML
16 131 (7.11%) React
17 110 (5.97%) SOAP
18 97 (5.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 129 (7.00%) Fintech
2 113 (6.13%) Mobile App
3 92 (4.99%) User Experience
4 89 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
5 84 (4.56%) Computer Science
6 74 (4.02%) Linux Command Line
7 66 (3.58%) Greenfield Project
8 53 (2.88%) Data Centre
9 38 (2.06%) Private Cloud
9 38 (2.06%) Public Cloud
10 24 (1.30%) BBC
10 24 (1.30%) Replication
11 23 (1.25%) Digital Media
12 20 (1.09%) Clustering
13 14 (0.76%) Hedge funds
14 12 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.65%) PKI
14 12 (0.65%) Xbox
15 11 (0.60%) Algorithms
16 10 (0.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1,181 (64.08%) Linux
2 260 (14.11%) Windows
3 177 (9.60%) CentOS
4 131 (7.11%) Unix
5 114 (6.19%) Ubuntu
6 103 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 66 (3.58%) Debian
8 49 (2.66%) Android
9 45 (2.44%) Apple iOS
10 31 (1.68%) Windows Server
11 26 (1.41%) Mac OS X
12 19 (1.03%) Amazon Linux
13 15 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.65%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (0.54%) Windows 10
16 9 (0.49%) Windows 7
17 7 (0.38%) CoreOS
18 6 (0.33%) SUSE
19 5 (0.27%) AIX
20 3 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
2 579 (31.42%) Web Development
3 555 (30.11%) MVC
4 402 (21.81%) DevOps
5 373 (20.24%) OOP
6 342 (18.56%) E-Commerce
7 310 (16.82%) OO
8 268 (14.54%) Scrum
9 242 (13.13%) Software Engineering
10 198 (10.74%) TDD
11 193 (10.47%) Continuous Integration
12 178 (9.66%) OO PHP
13 162 (8.79%) Mentoring
14 158 (8.57%) Open Source
15 149 (8.08%) Front End Development
16 124 (6.73%) Unit Testing
17 118 (6.40%) Test Automation
18 116 (6.29%) Configuration Management
19 105 (5.70%) Project Management
20 103 (5.59%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,445 (78.40%) PHP
2 1,052 (57.08%) JavaScript
3 382 (20.73%) Python
4 288 (15.63%) Java
5 284 (15.41%) SQL
6 227 (12.32%) Bash Shell
7 182 (9.88%) Ruby
8 174 (9.44%) Perl
9 87 (4.72%) PHP 7
10 80 (4.34%) PHP 5
11 71 (3.85%) C#
12 69 (3.74%) C++
13 52 (2.82%) PowerShell
14 51 (2.77%) C
15 45 (2.44%) Scala
16 39 (2.12%) Shell Script
17 36 (1.95%) Go
18 13 (0.71%) Objective-C
19 11 (0.60%) ES6
20 9 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 134 (7.27%) Degree
2 53 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 21 (1.14%) AWS Certification
4 15 (0.81%) CCNA
4 15 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (0.81%) Security Cleared
5 13 (0.71%) DV Cleared
6 12 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
7 11 (0.60%) CISSP
8 10 (0.54%) SSCP
9 9 (0.49%) CompTIA Security+
9 9 (0.49%) Master's Degree
10 8 (0.43%) GIAC
10 8 (0.43%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.43%) Linux+ Certification
10 8 (0.43%) MCSE
10 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.43%) Network+ Certification
10 8 (0.43%) SANS
11 5 (0.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.56%) QA
2 20 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (0.87%) GCP
4 8 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.22%) GDPR
6 3 (0.16%) COBIT
7 2 (0.11%) SLA
8 1 (0.054%) DICOM
8 1 (0.054%) HL7
8 1 (0.054%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.054%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.054%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 203 (11.01%) Docker
2 64 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (2.28%) Hyper-V
4 22 (1.19%) iptables
4 22 (1.19%) Varnish
5 21 (1.14%) KVM
6 19 (1.03%) Active Directory
6 19 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (1.03%) vSphere
7 12 (0.65%) Samba
8 11 (0.60%) VirtualBox
9 8 (0.43%) HDFS
9 8 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.33%) GlusterFS
10 6 (0.33%) NFS
10 6 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.27%) Postfix
12 4 (0.22%) XenServer
13 3 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 234 (12.70%) Puppet
2 204 (11.07%) Ansible
3 149 (8.08%) Opscode Chef
4 90 (4.88%) Nagios
5 56 (3.04%) Kubernetes
6 38 (2.06%) Terraform
7 30 (1.63%) HAProxy
8 26 (1.41%) Salt
8 26 (1.41%) ZABBIX
9 23 (1.25%) logstash
10 14 (0.76%) Galera Cluster
11 13 (0.71%) cPanel
12 12 (0.65%) Graylog
13 11 (0.60%) Graphite
14 10 (0.54%) Plesk
15 9 (0.49%) Icinga
16 8 (0.43%) Cacti
16 8 (0.43%) Red Hat Spacewalk
17 7 (0.38%) CFEngine
18 6 (0.33%) Check_MK
Vendors
1 300 (16.28%) Zend
2 155 (8.41%) Oracle
3 103 (5.59%) Google
4 99 (5.37%) VMware
5 77 (4.18%) Microsoft
6 67 (3.64%) Red Hat
7 63 (3.42%) Splunk
8 41 (2.22%) Adobe
9 35 (1.90%) AppDynamics
10 31 (1.68%) Twitter
11 29 (1.57%) WorldPay
12 28 (1.52%) Qualys
13 25 (1.36%) New Relic
14 23 (1.25%) hybris
14 23 (1.25%) SaltStack
15 20 (1.09%) Cisco
16 14 (0.76%) Apple
16 14 (0.76%) Sony
17 12 (0.65%) Atlassian
17 12 (0.65%) Facebook