Period
to 13 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Lua skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Lua over the 6 months to 13 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Lua
UK
6 months to
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 972 1068 1127
Rank change year-on-year +96 +59 +27
Permanent jobs citing Lua 92 89 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.054% 0.037%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.098% 0.067%
Number of salaries quoted 61 72 54
UK median annual salary £80,000 £60,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% +41.18% -15.00%
10th Percentile £32,250 £38,750 £35,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £92,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Lua is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 73,105 90,765 96,819
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.42% 55.56% 55.32%
Number of salaries quoted 59,859 75,505 79,448
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,160 £29,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%

Lua
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Lua as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Lua in the UK

Lua
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Lua.

Salary trend for Lua in the UK

Lua
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Lua over the 6 months to 13 October 2019.

Salary histogram for Lua in the UK

Lua
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Lua within the UK over the 6 months to 13 October 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 +102 90 £80,000 +33.33% 18
London +91 46 £82,500 +6.45% 2
UK excluding London +67 46 £42,500 - 16
South East +1 18 £37,500 -11.76% 6
South West - 10 £46,250 -
North of England +26 8 £42,500 -15.00% 5
East of England - 7 £42,500 - 5
North West +31 4 £35,000 -12.50% 2
North East - 4 £42,500 - 1
Scotland +13 2 £33,250 -5.00%
East Midlands - 1 £30,000 -
Midlands - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 13 October 2019, IT jobs citing Lua 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 Lua.

1 76 (82.61%) Python
2 45 (48.91%) PostgreSQL
3 41 (44.57%) Git (software)
4 40 (43.48%) Bash Shell
4 40 (43.48%) C++
5 38 (41.30%) MySQL
6 34 (36.96%) Ansible
7 33 (35.87%) Finance
8 31 (33.70%) DevOps
8 31 (33.70%) PowerShell
9 30 (32.61%) Bitbucket
10 28 (30.43%) Software Engineering
10 28 (30.43%) JavaScript
11 24 (26.09%) Degree
12 23 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (25.00%) C
13 18 (19.57%) Java
14 16 (17.39%) Unix
14 16 (17.39%) Linux
14 16 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 14 (15.22%) Configuration Management
15 14 (15.22%) Embedded Systems
15 14 (15.22%) Go
16 13 (14.13%) Icinga
16 13 (14.13%) GitLab
16 13 (14.13%) nginx
16 13 (14.13%) Elastic Stack
16 13 (14.13%) Grafana
17 12 (13.04%) OOP

Lua
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 13 (14.13%) nginx
2 7 (7.61%) Apache
2 7 (7.61%) IIS
3 6 (6.52%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.26%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.09%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.70%) AWS
1 8 (8.70%) Azure
1 8 (8.70%) GCP
2 6 (6.52%) Cloudflare
2 6 (6.52%) OpenShift
3 5 (5.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.61%) DNS
1 7 (7.61%) HTTP
2 6 (6.52%) Internet
3 2 (2.17%) SMS
3 2 (2.17%) tcpdump
3 2 (2.17%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.09%) DHCP
4 1 (1.09%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.09%) Link 16
4 1 (1.09%) Link 22
4 1 (1.09%) RS-232
4 1 (1.09%) RS-485
4 1 (1.09%) SNMP
4 1 (1.09%) Tactical Data Link
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (48.91%) PostgreSQL
2 38 (41.30%) MySQL
3 9 (9.78%) Flink
4 7 (7.61%) Redis
5 6 (6.52%) Neo4j
6 4 (4.35%) MariaDB
6 4 (4.35%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.26%) Apache Zeppelin
7 3 (3.26%) JanusGraph
7 3 (3.26%) Text Mining
7 3 (3.26%) TimescaleDB
8 2 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (2.17%) Apache Hive
8 2 (2.17%) HBase
8 2 (2.17%) Impala
8 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.09%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 41 (44.57%) Git (software)
2 30 (32.61%) Bitbucket
3 13 (14.13%) GitLab
4 3 (3.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.17%) Bugzilla
5 2 (2.17%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.17%) JBehave
5 2 (2.17%) JIRA
5 2 (2.17%) jMock
5 2 (2.17%) JUnit
5 2 (2.17%) Mockito
5 2 (2.17%) NUnit
5 2 (2.17%) Selenium
5 2 (2.17%) StarTeam
5 2 (2.17%) Subversion
6 1 (1.09%) Axure RP
6 1 (1.09%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.09%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.09%) Valgrind
6 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (35.87%) Finance
2 11 (11.96%) Manufacturing
3 6 (6.52%) Games
3 6 (6.52%) Law
3 6 (6.52%) Local Government
4 4 (4.35%) Marketing
4 4 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (3.26%) Electronics
5 3 (3.26%) Legal
6 2 (2.17%) Aerospace
6 2 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.09%) Automotive
7 1 (1.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (34.78%) Developer
2 30 (32.61%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (17.39%) Automation Engineer
3 16 (17.39%) DevOps Automation Engineer
3 16 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (14.13%) Software Engineer
5 12 (13.04%) Software Developer
6 7 (7.61%) C++ Developer
7 6 (6.52%) PHP Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Embedded C++ Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Embedded Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Test Engineer
9 4 (4.35%) Linux Developer
9 4 (4.35%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 4 (4.35%) Senior Developer
10 3 (3.26%) Data Engineer
11 2 (2.17%) Product Engineer
11 2 (2.17%) Senior Test Engineer
11 2 (2.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.13%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (13.04%) Node.js
3 10 (10.87%) Vue.js
4 9 (9.78%) Keras
4 9 (9.78%) scikit-learn
4 9 (9.78%) TensorFlow
5 8 (8.70%) Kafka
6 7 (7.61%) JSON
6 7 (7.61%) React
6 7 (7.61%) Velocity
6 7 (7.61%) YAML
7 6 (6.52%) OpenCV
7 6 (6.52%) Spring
7 6 (6.52%) Spring Boot
7 6 (6.52%) Torch
8 5 (5.43%) CSS
8 5 (5.43%) HTML
8 5 (5.43%) Laravel
9 4 (4.35%) AngularJS
9 4 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.22%) Embedded Systems
2 9 (9.78%) Algorithms
3 6 (6.52%) Blog
3 6 (6.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (5.43%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.35%) Online Games
6 3 (3.26%) Cloud Native
6 3 (3.26%) Industry 4.0
7 2 (2.17%) Device Driver
8 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.09%) CUDA
8 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.09%) Equities
8 1 (1.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.09%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.09%) Semantic Web
8 1 (1.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.39%) Linux
1 16 (17.39%) Unix
2 3 (3.26%) Windows
3 2 (2.17%) ThreadX
4 1 (1.09%) Android
4 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.09%) Solaris
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (33.70%) DevOps
2 28 (30.43%) Software Engineering
3 23 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (15.22%) Configuration Management
6 12 (13.04%) OOP
7 11 (11.96%) Computer Science
8 10 (10.87%) OO
9 9 (9.78%) Analytics
9 9 (9.78%) Machine Learning
9 9 (9.78%) Web Development
10 8 (8.70%) Artificial Intelligence
11 7 (7.61%) SDLC
11 7 (7.61%) TDD
12 6 (6.52%) Information Management
12 6 (6.52%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (6.52%) Logistics
12 6 (6.52%) Parallel Computing
12 6 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 76 (82.61%) Python
2 40 (43.48%) Bash Shell
2 40 (43.48%) C++
3 31 (33.70%) PowerShell
4 28 (30.43%) JavaScript
5 23 (25.00%) C
6 18 (19.57%) Java
7 14 (15.22%) Go
8 12 (13.04%) C#
9 11 (11.96%) PHP
9 11 (11.96%) SQL
10 6 (6.52%) ES6
10 6 (6.52%) Rust
11 5 (5.43%) Embedded C++
11 5 (5.43%) Perl
12 4 (4.35%) Embedded C
13 3 (3.26%) Erlang
13 3 (3.26%) Scala
14 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
15 1 (1.09%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 24 (26.09%) Degree
2 10 (10.87%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (6.52%) PhD
4 4 (4.35%) ISEB
4 4 (4.35%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.17%) Postgraduate
6 1 (1.09%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.09%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.70%) QA
2 6 (6.52%) SLA
3 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 15288
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) Docker
2 4 (4.35%) LXC
3 2 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.09%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (36.96%) Ansible
2 13 (14.13%) Grafana
2 13 (14.13%) Icinga
3 3 (3.26%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.17%) Nagios
5 1 (1.09%) Graylog
5 1 (1.09%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (2.17%) Barracuda Networks
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft
1 2 (2.17%) QNX
2 1 (1.09%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.09%) Borland
2 1 (1.09%) Cisco
2 1 (1.09%) Parasoft
2 1 (1.09%) VMware