Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 379 304 269
Rank change year-on-year -75 -35 -28
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 1,332 1,946 2,483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 1.08% 1.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.05% 2.69% 3.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1,171 1,733 2,297
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 £70,750 £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 64,876 72,432 74,615
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.81% 40.12% 39.05%
Number of salaries quoted 53,620 60,166 64,736
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 £29,700 £28,750
90th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -54 1,291 £45,000 +5.88% 275
UK excluding London -62 818 £40,000 +6.67% 224
London -53 493 £55,000 +0.92% 66
South East +26 334 £43,500 +2.35% 43
South West +42 187 £40,000 +23.08% 36
North of England -96 152 £40,000 - 72
North West -27 92 £40,000 - 43
Midlands -99 85 £32,500 -7.14% 32
West Midlands -51 65 £32,500 -4.41% 14
Yorkshire -58 58 £40,000 -5.88% 26
East of England -6 36 £35,000 - 26
East Midlands -57 20 £35,000 - 18
Scotland -15 13 £35,000 -9.09% 11
Wales +7 8 £40,000 -23.81% 4
North East -9 2 £30,250 -21.94% 3
Northern Ireland -1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 1,027 (77.10%) PHP
2 910 (68.32%) MySQL
3 871 (65.39%) Linux
4 716 (53.75%) JavaScript
5 603 (45.27%) HTML
6 574 (43.09%) Apache
7 566 (42.49%) CSS
8 545 (40.92%) Git (software)
9 453 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
10 356 (26.73%) Python
11 335 (25.15%) MVC
12 326 (24.47%) Web Development
13 294 (22.07%) Amazon AWS
14 284 (21.32%) DevOps
15 283 (21.25%) jQuery
16 252 (18.92%) Bash Shell
17 246 (18.47%) Laravel
18 235 (17.64%) OOP
19 233 (17.49%) Puppet
20 225 (16.89%) Docker
21 206 (15.47%) SQL
21 206 (15.47%) Scrum
22 203 (15.24%) OO
23 202 (15.17%) Windows
23 202 (15.17%) HTML5
24 195 (14.64%) Software Engineering
25 186 (13.96%) Symfony
26 176 (13.21%) Ansible
27 169 (12.69%) Java
28 166 (12.46%) 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
1 574 (43.09%) Apache
2 154 (11.56%) CMS
2 154 (11.56%) nginx
3 137 (10.29%) WordPress
4 101 (7.58%) Tomcat
5 87 (6.53%) Drupal
6 52 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
7 46 (3.45%) IIS
8 43 (3.23%) Apache Pig
9 26 (1.95%) OpenStack
10 23 (1.73%) Apache Spark
11 22 (1.65%) Confluence
12 16 (1.20%) JBoss
13 15 (1.13%) Joomla!
14 14 (1.05%) eZ Publish
15 13 (0.98%) Apache Solr
15 13 (0.98%) WebSphere
16 12 (0.90%) WildFly
17 10 (0.75%) ExpressionEngine
18 9 (0.68%) lighttpd
Applications
1 9 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 6 (0.45%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.23%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.075%) Adobe Premiere
5 1 (0.075%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 86 (6.46%) Magento
2 19 (1.43%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (0.38%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.075%) Odoo
4 1 (0.075%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 294 (22.07%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (9.46%) SaaS
3 94 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 49 (3.68%) Google Cloud Platform
5 44 (3.30%) GitHub
5 44 (3.30%) Serverless
6 41 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
7 27 (2.03%) AWS Lambda
8 24 (1.80%) Amazon S3
9 22 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (1.20%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (1.20%) npm
11 12 (0.90%) Office 365
11 12 (0.90%) PaaS
12 11 (0.83%) IaaS
13 10 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (0.68%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (0.68%) Route 53
15 8 (0.60%) Yarn
16 7 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 89 (6.68%) TCP/IP
2 76 (5.71%) Firewall
3 61 (4.58%) SSL
4 59 (4.43%) HTTP
5 46 (3.45%) DNS
6 34 (2.55%) Network Security
7 21 (1.58%) RTMP
7 21 (1.58%) RTSP
8 20 (1.50%) VLAN
9 17 (1.28%) SSH
10 15 (1.13%) Kerberos
11 14 (1.05%) LAN
11 14 (1.05%) SAN
12 13 (0.98%) WAN
13 12 (0.90%) DHCP
14 11 (0.83%) FTP
14 11 (0.83%) Internet
15 10 (0.75%) BIG-IP
15 10 (0.75%) VPN
15 10 (0.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 910 (68.32%) MySQL
2 131 (9.83%) SQL Server
3 96 (7.21%) MongoDB
4 91 (6.83%) PostgreSQL
5 78 (5.86%) Big Data
6 75 (5.63%) NoSQL
7 72 (5.41%) Redis
7 72 (5.41%) Relational Database
8 66 (4.95%) Hadoop
9 51 (3.83%) Apache Hive
9 51 (3.83%) MariaDB
10 27 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
11 12 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 10 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
13 9 (0.68%) Blockchain
13 9 (0.68%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.60%) InterSystems Cache
15 7 (0.53%) CouchDB
15 7 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 545 (40.92%) Git (software)
2 149 (11.19%) Jenkins
3 120 (9.01%) Subversion
4 98 (7.36%) JIRA
5 81 (6.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 72 (5.41%) Bitbucket
7 64 (4.80%) git-flow
8 62 (4.65%) Selenium
9 46 (3.45%) PHPUnit
10 40 (3.00%) CodeSonar
10 40 (3.00%) Maven
10 40 (3.00%) Robot Framework
11 33 (2.48%) Mercurial
12 32 (2.40%) Grunt
12 32 (2.40%) gulp
13 30 (2.25%) Vagrant
14 22 (1.65%) TeamCity
15 17 (1.28%) webpack
16 16 (1.20%) Octopus Deploy
17 15 (1.13%) Hudson
General
1 109 (8.18%) Finance
2 103 (7.73%) Marketing
3 85 (6.38%) Retail
4 26 (1.95%) Advertising
4 26 (1.95%) Games
5 25 (1.88%) Banking
6 22 (1.65%) Back Office
7 17 (1.28%) Law
8 16 (1.20%) Telecoms
9 15 (1.13%) Publishing
10 11 (0.83%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.60%) Electronics
11 8 (0.60%) Multimedia
12 7 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.38%) Legal
14 3 (0.23%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.15%) Music Industry
16 1 (0.075%) Financial Institution
16 1 (0.075%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 794 (59.61%) Developer
2 530 (39.79%) PHP Developer
3 149 (11.19%) Web Developer
4 137 (10.29%) Senior Developer
5 102 (7.66%) Linux Engineer
6 96 (7.21%) Senior PHP Developer
7 94 (7.06%) Software Developer
8 90 (6.76%) Administrator
8 90 (6.76%) DevOps Engineer
9 88 (6.61%) Systems Administrator
10 86 (6.46%) LAMP Developer
11 83 (6.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 82 (6.16%) Linux Administrator
13 75 (5.63%) Full Stack Developer
14 64 (4.80%) PHP LAMP Developer
15 59 (4.43%) PHP Web Developer
15 59 (4.43%) Software Engineer
16 48 (3.60%) AWS Engineer
17 47 (3.53%) Junior
18 44 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 603 (45.27%) HTML
2 566 (42.49%) CSS
3 283 (21.25%) jQuery
4 246 (18.47%) Laravel
5 202 (15.17%) HTML5
6 186 (13.96%) Symfony
7 158 (11.86%) AngularJS
8 154 (11.56%) LEMP Stack
9 145 (10.89%) Node.js
10 141 (10.59%) CSS3
11 132 (9.91%) Web Services
12 123 (9.23%) REST
13 119 (8.93%) XML
14 113 (8.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 108 (8.11%) SOAP
16 98 (7.36%) .NET
17 95 (7.13%) React
18 92 (6.91%) Sass
19 77 (5.78%) JSON
20 68 (5.11%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 96 (7.21%) Computer Science
2 71 (5.33%) User Experience
3 69 (5.18%) Mobile App
4 67 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
5 66 (4.95%) Fintech
6 62 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
7 60 (4.50%) Self-Motivation
8 53 (3.98%) Greenfield Project
9 39 (2.93%) Replication
10 31 (2.33%) Video\Live Streaming
11 29 (2.18%) Public Cloud
12 26 (1.95%) Management Information System
13 23 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (1.50%) Data Centre
15 15 (1.13%) Clustering
16 12 (0.90%) Social Media
17 11 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 11 (0.83%) NHS
18 10 (0.75%) Algorithms
18 10 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 871 (65.39%) Linux
2 202 (15.17%) Windows
3 97 (7.28%) CentOS
4 82 (6.16%) Ubuntu
5 64 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 59 (4.43%) Android
7 57 (4.28%) Apple iOS
8 56 (4.20%) Debian
9 55 (4.13%) Unix
10 53 (3.98%) Windows Server
11 40 (3.00%) Mac OS X
12 18 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (1.05%) Solaris
14 13 (0.98%) CoreOS
15 10 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (0.60%) Fedora
16 8 (0.60%) FreeBSD
17 5 (0.38%) OpenBSD
18 2 (0.15%) SUSE
18 2 (0.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (34.01%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (25.15%) MVC
3 326 (24.47%) Web Development
4 284 (21.32%) DevOps
5 235 (17.64%) OOP
6 206 (15.47%) Scrum
7 203 (15.24%) OO
8 195 (14.64%) Software Engineering
9 166 (12.46%) Problem-Solving
10 158 (11.86%) TDD
11 140 (10.51%) E-Commerce
12 122 (9.16%) Test Automation
13 118 (8.86%) Configuration Management
14 108 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
15 94 (7.06%) Kanban
16 91 (6.83%) Open Source
17 87 (6.53%) Front End Development
18 69 (5.18%) BDD
19 68 (5.11%) Mentoring
20 66 (4.95%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 1,027 (77.10%) PHP
2 716 (53.75%) JavaScript
3 356 (26.73%) Python
4 252 (18.92%) Bash Shell
5 206 (15.47%) SQL
6 169 (12.69%) Java
7 144 (10.81%) Perl
8 125 (9.38%) C#
9 105 (7.88%) Ruby
10 91 (6.83%) C++
11 90 (6.76%) PowerShell
12 67 (5.03%) PHP 5
13 57 (4.28%) C
14 55 (4.13%) Shell Script
15 49 (3.68%) PHP 7
16 41 (3.08%) Objective-C
17 40 (3.00%) Go
18 38 (2.85%) Korn
19 32 (2.40%) Bourne shell
20 16 (1.20%) ES6
Qualifications
1 130 (9.76%) Degree
2 66 (4.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 55 (4.13%) Cisco Certification
3 55 (4.13%) CISSP
4 54 (4.05%) CCNA
5 45 (3.38%) SSCP
6 44 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 44 (3.30%) Security Cleared
7 43 (3.23%) SANS
8 39 (2.93%) DV Cleared
8 39 (2.93%) MCSE
9 38 (2.85%) CompTIA Security+
9 38 (2.85%) GIAC
9 38 (2.85%) Linux+ Certification
9 38 (2.85%) Network+ Certification
10 13 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (0.68%) RHCSA
12 8 (0.60%) RHCE
13 7 (0.53%) LPIC
14 6 (0.45%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.93%) QA
2 16 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.05%) GDPR
3 14 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.075%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.075%) SLA
System Software
1 225 (16.89%) Docker
2 83 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (3.15%) vSphere
4 41 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (3.00%) Active Directory
6 30 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (1.80%) KVM
8 18 (1.35%) iptables
9 11 (0.83%) NFS
9 11 (0.83%) Xen
10 10 (0.75%) VirtualBox
11 9 (0.68%) Varnish
12 8 (0.60%) Hyper-V
13 6 (0.45%) LXC
13 6 (0.45%) PowerDNS
13 6 (0.45%) QEMU
13 6 (0.45%) Samba
14 5 (0.38%) HDFS
15 4 (0.30%) Ceph
15 4 (0.30%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 233 (17.49%) Puppet
2 176 (13.21%) Ansible
3 131 (9.83%) Opscode Chef
4 74 (5.56%) Kubernetes
5 62 (4.65%) Salt
6 53 (3.98%) Terraform
7 44 (3.30%) Nagios
8 30 (2.25%) ZABBIX
9 27 (2.03%) HAProxy
10 19 (1.43%) Cacti
11 13 (0.98%) Icinga
12 11 (0.83%) Xymon
13 8 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
13 8 (0.60%) Kibana
14 7 (0.53%) Galera Cluster
14 7 (0.53%) Grafana
15 6 (0.45%) logstash
15 6 (0.45%) Munin
15 6 (0.45%) Packer
15 6 (0.45%) Plesk
Vendors
1 128 (9.61%) Microsoft
2 113 (8.48%) VMware
3 100 (7.51%) Oracle
4 98 (7.36%) Red Hat
5 97 (7.28%) Zend
6 67 (5.03%) Google
7 50 (3.75%) Cisco
8 26 (1.95%) Atlassian
9 19 (1.43%) Splunk
10 17 (1.28%) Twitter
11 16 (1.20%) SaltStack
12 15 (1.13%) New Relic
13 14 (1.05%) Adobe
13 14 (1.05%) Percona
14 13 (0.98%) Dynatrace
14 13 (0.98%) SolarWinds
15 12 (0.90%) Rackspace
16 11 (0.83%) F5
16 11 (0.83%) Remedy
17 9 (0.68%) CheckPoint