Period
to 6 June 2020

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 6 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Lua
UK
6 months to
6 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 818 994 1123
Rank change year-on-year +176 +129 +29
Permanent jobs citing Lua 54 105 84
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.073% 0.049%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.13% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 45 51 62
Median annual salary £45,000 £67,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.33% +50.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £41,250 £32,500 £30,250
90th Percentile £59,500 £86,250 £81,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,750 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +30.00% -11.76% -

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 47,829 77,919 97,049
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.25% 54.18% 56.06%
Number of salaries quoted 39,279 63,690 80,835
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +7.14%

Lua
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Lua in the UK

Lua
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Lua.

Salary trend for Lua in the UK

Lua
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Lua over the 6 months to 6 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Lua in the UK

Lua
Top 11 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 6 June 2020. 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 +178 54 £45,000 -33.33% 2
UK excluding London +165 45 £48,750 +30.00% 2
North of England +147 26 £45,000 +28.57% 1
North East - 25 £45,000 - 1
London +121 9 £45,000 -45.45%
East of England +89 8 - -
Midlands +97 7 £52,000 +48.57%
West Midlands +77 7 £52,000 +48.57%
South East +86 3 £37,500 -44.44%
Yorkshire +109 1 £47,500 +5.56%
South West +60 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 6 June 2020, 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 51 (94.44%) Python
2 34 (62.96%) QA
3 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (59.26%) MySQL
5 29 (53.70%) JavaScript
6 28 (51.85%) PHP
6 28 (51.85%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (48.15%) Mobile App
8 25 (46.30%) Redis
8 25 (46.30%) Symfony
8 25 (46.30%) SaaS
8 25 (46.30%) TDD
8 25 (46.30%) Marketing
8 25 (46.30%) Redux
9 23 (42.59%) Software Engineering
10 15 (27.78%) C#
10 15 (27.78%) Test Automation
11 14 (25.93%) PHPUnit
11 14 (25.93%) REST
11 14 (25.93%) Linux
12 12 (22.22%) Degree
12 12 (22.22%) C++
12 12 (22.22%) Windows
12 12 (22.22%) Computer Science
13 11 (20.37%) Games
13 11 (20.37%) Scrum
14 10 (18.52%) C
14 10 (18.52%) Java
14 10 (18.52%) PowerShell
14 10 (18.52%) Bash Shell

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 1 (1.85%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 25 (46.30%) SaaS
2 4 (7.41%) AWS
2 4 (7.41%) Azure
3 3 (5.56%) BlazeMeter
3 3 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.96%) 802.11
1 7 (12.96%) HTTP
1 7 (12.96%) SNMP
1 7 (12.96%) VPN
2 3 (5.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (59.26%) MySQL
2 28 (51.85%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (46.30%) Redis
4 4 (7.41%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.56%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (25.93%) PHPUnit
2 8 (14.81%) Buildbot
2 8 (14.81%) Clang
2 8 (14.81%) CMake
2 8 (14.81%) CruiseControl
2 8 (14.81%) GCC
2 8 (14.81%) Jenkins
2 8 (14.81%) Subversion
2 8 (14.81%) Visual Studio
2 8 (14.81%) Xcode
3 7 (12.96%) Burp Suite
3 7 (12.96%) Metasploit
4 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.56%) Bitbucket
5 3 (5.56%) JIRA
5 3 (5.56%) JMeter
5 3 (5.56%) Postman
5 3 (5.56%) TestRail
6 1 (1.85%) Maven
General
1 25 (46.30%) Marketing
2 11 (20.37%) Games
3 3 (5.56%) Finance
3 3 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (37.04%) PHP Software Engineer
1 20 (37.04%) Software Engineer
2 11 (20.37%) JavaScript Engineer
2 11 (20.37%) Lead Software Engineer
3 10 (18.52%) Developer
4 8 (14.81%) Build Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) Penetration Tester
5 7 (12.96%) Tester
6 5 (9.26%) PHP Developer
7 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Tester
7 4 (7.41%) Mobile Tester
7 4 (7.41%) Web Tester
8 3 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) C++ Games Programmer
8 3 (5.56%) C++ Programmer
8 3 (5.56%) DevOps Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) Games Programmer
8 3 (5.56%) Programmer
8 3 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (46.30%) Redux
1 25 (46.30%) Symfony
2 14 (25.93%) REST
3 9 (16.67%) Laravel
4 7 (12.96%) 802.1X
5 3 (5.56%) Direct3D
5 3 (5.56%) JSON
5 3 (5.56%) Node.js
5 3 (5.56%) OpenGL
5 3 (5.56%) Vulkan
6 1 (1.85%) React
6 1 (1.85%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (48.15%) Mobile App
2 8 (14.81%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.41%) SCADA
4 3 (5.56%) User Experience
4 3 (5.56%) Xbox
5 1 (1.85%) Digital TV
5 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.85%) STB
Operating Systems
1 14 (25.93%) Linux
2 12 (22.22%) Windows
3 8 (14.81%) Mac OS X
4 7 (12.96%) Kali Linux
5 4 (7.41%) Android
6 3 (5.56%) Apple iOS
6 3 (5.56%) Mac OS
6 3 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (46.30%) TDD
3 23 (42.59%) Software Engineering
4 15 (27.78%) Test Automation
5 12 (22.22%) Computer Science
6 11 (20.37%) Scrum
7 8 (14.81%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (14.81%) Validation
8 7 (12.96%) Cyber Intelligence
8 7 (12.96%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 7 (12.96%) Open Source
8 7 (12.96%) OSINT
8 7 (12.96%) Patch Management
8 7 (12.96%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (12.96%) Purple Team
8 7 (12.96%) Red Team
8 7 (12.96%) Remediation Plan
8 7 (12.96%) Security Architecture
8 7 (12.96%) Social Engineering
8 7 (12.96%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 51 (94.44%) Python
2 29 (53.70%) JavaScript
3 28 (51.85%) PHP
4 15 (27.78%) C#
5 12 (22.22%) C++
6 10 (18.52%) Bash Shell
6 10 (18.52%) C
6 10 (18.52%) Java
6 10 (18.52%) PowerShell
7 7 (12.96%) Ruby
8 3 (5.56%) GLSL
8 3 (5.56%) Go
8 3 (5.56%) HLSL
9 1 (1.85%) Java 8
9 1 (1.85%) Perl
9 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Degree
2 4 (7.41%) CHECK Team Leader
2 4 (7.41%) CHECK Team Member
2 4 (7.41%) CREST Certified
2 4 (7.41%) Cyber Scheme
2 4 (7.41%) GPEN
2 4 (7.41%) GWAPT
2 4 (7.41%) OSCE
2 4 (7.41%) OSCP
2 4 (7.41%) SANS
2 4 (7.41%) Tigerscheme
3 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (62.96%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Docker
2 3 (5.56%) LXC
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) Nessus
1 7 (12.96%) Nmap
2 3 (5.56%) Ansible
3 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft