Period
to 18 July 2018

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 18 July 2018 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 177 175
Rank change year-on-year -43 -2 -8
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 86 170 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.92% 1.69% 1.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.71% 4.36% 4.58%
Number of salaries quoted 80 166 177
West Midlands median annual salary £33,000 £33,750 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +7.14% -3.08%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £43,750 £44,125 £47,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 3,172 3,903 4,275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 33.80% 38.84% 34.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2,666 3,432 3,640
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £39,162 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.52% +4.43% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 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
Birmingham -37 28 £30,750 -12.14% 2
Worcestershire +7 16 £35,750 +21.19% 6
Warwickshire +14 15 £35,000 +37.25% 2
Solihull -10 13 £32,500 -9.72% 1
Staffordshire +2 6 £19,000 -52.50% 1
Coventry -3 5 £35,000 -17.65% 2
Shropshire +21 3 £37,500 +44.23%
LAMP
England

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 76 (88.37%) PHP
2 72 (83.72%) JavaScript
3 71 (82.56%) MySQL
4 58 (67.44%) CSS
5 55 (63.95%) HTML
6 44 (51.16%) Linux
7 40 (46.51%) Apache
8 27 (31.40%) MVC
8 27 (31.40%) Web Development
9 26 (30.23%) Git (software)
10 24 (27.91%) jQuery
11 23 (26.74%) OO
12 22 (25.58%) WordPress
13 18 (20.93%) Responsive Web Design
14 17 (19.77%) Laravel
15 16 (18.60%) HTML5
16 15 (17.44%) AngularJS
17 14 (16.28%) Front End Development
17 14 (16.28%) CSS3
18 13 (15.12%) OO PHP
18 13 (15.12%) User Experience
19 12 (13.95%) RESTful
20 11 (12.79%) Amazon AWS
20 11 (12.79%) Google
20 11 (12.79%) OOP
20 11 (12.79%) E-Commerce
21 10 (11.63%) Marketing
21 10 (11.63%) Software Engineering
21 10 (11.63%) Magento
21 10 (11.63%) Node.js

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 40 (46.51%) Apache
2 22 (25.58%) WordPress
3 6 (6.98%) CMS
4 3 (3.49%) nginx
5 1 (1.16%) Drupal
5 1 (1.16%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Magento
2 2 (2.33%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (1.16%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.79%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.98%) SaaS
4 5 (5.81%) Google Analytics
5 3 (3.49%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (2.33%) AdWords
6 2 (2.33%) Asana
6 2 (2.33%) BrowserStack
6 2 (2.33%) G Suite
6 2 (2.33%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.33%) MailChimp
7 1 (1.16%) GitHub
7 1 (1.16%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) DNS
2 2 (2.33%) Internet
2 2 (2.33%) SSH
3 1 (1.16%) FTP
3 1 (1.16%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.16%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (82.56%) MySQL
2 6 (6.98%) MongoDB
2 6 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.65%) Redis
5 2 (2.33%) Big Data
6 1 (1.16%) MySQL Workbench
6 1 (1.16%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 26 (30.23%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.49%) Subversion
3 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.33%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.33%) PHPUnit
3 2 (2.33%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.16%) Bower
4 1 (1.16%) git-flow
4 1 (1.16%) Grunt
4 1 (1.16%) gulp
4 1 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 10 (11.63%) Marketing
2 4 (4.65%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Legal
3 3 (3.49%) Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Advertising
4 1 (1.16%) Retail
Job Titles
1 78 (90.70%) Developer
2 68 (79.07%) PHP Developer
3 20 (23.26%) Web Developer
4 18 (20.93%) PHP Web Developer
5 16 (18.60%) Senior Developer
6 15 (17.44%) PHP WordPress Developer
6 15 (17.44%) WordPress Developer
7 14 (16.28%) LAMP Developer
7 14 (16.28%) PHP LAMP Developer
7 14 (16.28%) Senior PHP Developer
8 10 (11.63%) JavaScript Developer
9 7 (8.14%) Junior
9 7 (8.14%) Junior Developer
9 7 (8.14%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (8.14%) MySQL Developer
9 7 (8.14%) PHP Laravel Developer
9 7 (8.14%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 6 (6.98%) Graduate
10 6 (6.98%) Graduate Developer
10 6 (6.98%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (67.44%) CSS
2 55 (63.95%) HTML
3 24 (27.91%) jQuery
4 17 (19.77%) Laravel
5 16 (18.60%) HTML5
6 15 (17.44%) AngularJS
7 14 (16.28%) CSS3
8 12 (13.95%) RESTful
9 10 (11.63%) Node.js
10 8 (9.30%) Web Services
11 7 (8.14%) CakePHP
11 7 (8.14%) CodeIgniter
11 7 (8.14%) Symfony
11 7 (8.14%) Yii
12 5 (5.81%) Ajax
12 5 (5.81%) Sass
13 4 (4.65%) LAPP Stack
13 4 (4.65%) REST
13 4 (4.65%) SOAP
13 4 (4.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) User Experience
2 8 (9.30%) Mobile App
3 6 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.49%) iPhone
4 3 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 44 (51.16%) Linux
2 6 (6.98%) CentOS
2 6 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (5.81%) Windows
4 2 (2.33%) Android
4 2 (2.33%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.16%) Unix
5 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.40%) MVC
1 27 (31.40%) Web Development
2 23 (26.74%) OO
3 18 (20.93%) Responsive Web Design
4 14 (16.28%) Front End Development
5 13 (15.12%) OO PHP
6 11 (12.79%) E-Commerce
6 11 (12.79%) OOP
7 10 (11.63%) Software Engineering
8 9 (10.47%) SEO
9 7 (8.14%) Analytics
9 7 (8.14%) ITIL
9 7 (8.14%) Open Source
9 7 (8.14%) Project Management
10 6 (6.98%) CRM
10 6 (6.98%) Machine Learning
11 5 (5.81%) Change Control
11 5 (5.81%) Online Marketing
11 5 (5.81%) Unit Testing
12 4 (4.65%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 76 (88.37%) PHP
2 72 (83.72%) JavaScript
3 8 (9.30%) Python
4 4 (4.65%) Perl
4 4 (4.65%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.33%) C
5 2 (2.33%) C#
5 2 (2.33%) C++
5 2 (2.33%) PHP 5
5 2 (2.33%) SQL
6 1 (1.16%) Java
6 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (5.81%) RHCE
2 4 (4.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.33%) Degree
3 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 4 (4.65%) iptables
1 4 (4.65%) Squid
2 3 (3.49%) Docker
3 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.16%) NFS
3 1 (1.16%) PowerDNS
3 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) Nagios
2 4 (4.65%) cPanel
2 4 (4.65%) SELinux
3 2 (2.33%) Puppet
4 1 (1.16%) Ansible
4 1 (1.16%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (12.79%) Google
2 7 (8.14%) Zend
3 5 (5.81%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.49%) Apple
4 3 (3.49%) VMware
5 1 (1.16%) Adobe
5 1 (1.16%) Facebook
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.16%) New Relic
5 1 (1.16%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.16%) Twitter