Period
to 24 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL/MariaDB, PHP/Perl/Python)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 229 227 179
Rank change year-on-year -2 -48 +8
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 43 79 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.56% 0.87% 1.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.83% 2.69% 4.10%
Number of salaries quoted 46 72 148
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - +4.84%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £40,000 £44,650
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2,355 2,938 3,881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 30.64% 32.28% 39.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2,007 2,473 3,395
West Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.39% +2.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £24,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.04% +3.16%

LAMP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing LAMP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for LAMP in the West Midlands

LAMP
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

Salary trend for LAMP in the West Midlands

LAMP
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing LAMP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 August 2019.

Salary histogram for LAMP in the West Midlands

LAMP
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing LAMP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 August 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
Staffordshire +9 13 £35,000 +84.21% 2
Coventry +20 10 £25,500 -27.14% 2
Birmingham +29 8 £35,000 +27.27% 10
Sutton Coldfield - 7 £35,000 - 2
Solihull -21 3 £28,250 -3.42% 1
Worcestershire -28 3 £55,000 +57.14% 5
Wolverhampton - 3 £35,000 -
LAMP
England

For the 6 months to 24 August 2019, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 41 (95.35%) PHP
2 40 (93.02%) MySQL
3 27 (62.79%) Linux
3 27 (62.79%) HTML
3 27 (62.79%) CSS
4 26 (60.47%) Laravel
5 25 (58.14%) jQuery
6 23 (53.49%) JavaScript
7 19 (44.19%) Unit Testing
8 18 (41.86%) Web Development
8 18 (41.86%) MVC
9 14 (32.56%) TDD
9 14 (32.56%) OO
9 14 (32.56%) SaaS
10 13 (30.23%) Symfony
10 13 (30.23%) Apache
11 12 (27.91%) SQL
11 12 (27.91%) Git (software)
11 12 (27.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (25.58%) Python
12 11 (25.58%) OOP
13 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (23.26%) DevOps
14 9 (20.93%) Zend
14 9 (20.93%) CodeIgniter
14 9 (20.93%) WordPress
14 9 (20.93%) Mobile Development
15 8 (18.60%) Vue.js
15 8 (18.60%) JSUnit
15 8 (18.60%) Docker

LAMP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (30.23%) Apache
2 9 (20.93%) WordPress
3 5 (11.63%) Drupal
4 4 (9.30%) Umbraco
5 3 (6.98%) nginx
6 1 (2.33%) CMS
Business Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Magento
2 4 (9.30%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (32.56%) SaaS
2 6 (13.95%) AWS
3 5 (11.63%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (11.63%) Amazon S3
3 5 (11.63%) Route 53
4 4 (9.30%) npm
4 4 (9.30%) Sage Pay
5 3 (6.98%) Amazon ECS
5 3 (6.98%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (4.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (4.65%) CloudFront
6 2 (4.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) DNS
2 6 (13.95%) Internet
3 3 (6.98%) OpenVPN
4 2 (4.65%) Firewall
4 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (93.02%) MySQL
2 8 (18.60%) Redis
3 7 (16.28%) MongoDB
4 5 (11.63%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (9.30%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Git (software)
2 8 (18.60%) JSUnit
3 4 (9.30%) GitLab
4 3 (6.98%) Subversion
4 3 (6.98%) Xdebug
5 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (9.30%) Marketing
2 2 (4.65%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (81.40%) Developer
2 27 (62.79%) PHP Developer
3 7 (16.28%) PHP Laravel Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Developer
4 5 (11.63%) Senior PHP Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) MySQL Developer
5 4 (9.30%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 4 (9.30%) SaaS Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior MySQL Developer
6 3 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Junior
6 3 (6.98%) Junior Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Python Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Junior Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (62.79%) CSS
1 27 (62.79%) HTML
2 26 (60.47%) Laravel
3 25 (58.14%) jQuery
4 13 (30.23%) Symfony
5 12 (27.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (20.93%) CodeIgniter
7 8 (18.60%) HTML5
7 8 (18.60%) Node.js
7 8 (18.60%) Vue.js
8 7 (16.28%) CakePHP
8 7 (16.28%) XML
9 5 (11.63%) LEMP Stack
10 4 (9.30%) .NET
10 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
10 4 (9.30%) Django
10 4 (9.30%) React
10 4 (9.30%) Redux
10 4 (9.30%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (9.30%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Social Media
2 3 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (6.98%) User Experience
2 3 (6.98%) Video\Live Streaming
3 2 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (62.79%) Linux
2 5 (11.63%) Ubuntu
3 4 (9.30%) CentOS
3 4 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Unit Testing
2 18 (41.86%) MVC
2 18 (41.86%) Web Development
3 14 (32.56%) OO
3 14 (32.56%) TDD
4 11 (25.58%) OOP
5 10 (23.26%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (23.26%) DevOps
6 9 (20.93%) Mobile Development
7 8 (18.60%) Responsive Web Design
7 8 (18.60%) SEO
8 5 (11.63%) Front End Development
9 4 (9.30%) BDD
9 4 (9.30%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (9.30%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (9.30%) OOA/OOD
9 4 (9.30%) Open Source
9 4 (9.30%) Scrum
9 4 (9.30%) Technical Leadership
10 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 41 (95.35%) PHP
2 23 (53.49%) JavaScript
3 12 (27.91%) SQL
4 11 (25.58%) Python
5 5 (11.63%) Shell Script
6 4 (9.30%) C#
6 4 (9.30%) ES6
6 4 (9.30%) Java
6 4 (9.30%) Perl
6 4 (9.30%) Ruby
6 4 (9.30%) TypeScript
7 3 (6.98%) Lua
8 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (4.65%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Docker
2 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.65%) iptables
2 2 (4.65%) Squid
3 1 (2.33%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Kubernetes
1 3 (6.98%) Puppet
2 2 (4.65%) Ansible
2 2 (4.65%) HAProxy
2 2 (4.65%) Nagios
2 2 (4.65%) SELinux
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Zend
2 2 (4.65%) Nimble Storage
2 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.65%) Veeam