Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 172 165
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7 +37
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 159 167 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.63% 1.58% 1.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.35% 4.50% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 152 168 142
West Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +11.94% +3.08%
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £43,750 £58,750 £45,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 3,656 3,708 3,521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 37.53% 35.14% 34.30%
Number of salaries quoted 3,056 3,233 3,131
West Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +14 37 £40,000 +1.72% 7
Solihull +12 33 £30,000 -22.08% 1
Warwickshire -25 30 £35,000 -12.50% 3
Shropshire - 13 £31,000 - 2
Halesowen - 11 £32,500 -
Staffordshire -5 10 £34,750 -18.24% 5
Worcestershire -12 9 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Coventry - 5 £32,500 -
Sutton Coldfield -2 3 £37,500 +25.00% 2
LAMP
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT jobs citing LAMP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for LAMP.

1 135 (84.91%) PHP
2 131 (82.39%) JavaScript
3 128 (80.50%) MySQL
4 100 (62.89%) HTML
5 98 (61.64%) CSS
6 69 (43.40%) Web Development
7 64 (40.25%) Linux
8 58 (36.48%) Apache
9 54 (33.96%) HTML5
10 53 (33.33%) jQuery
11 52 (32.70%) Laravel
12 42 (26.42%) Git (software)
13 39 (24.53%) CSS3
13 39 (24.53%) Front End Development
14 37 (23.27%) MVC
15 35 (22.01%) AngularJS
16 32 (20.13%) Amazon AWS
17 29 (18.24%) Node.js
17 29 (18.24%) E-Commerce
18 28 (17.61%) Marketing
18 28 (17.61%) LEMP Stack
18 28 (17.61%) API Integration
19 26 (16.35%) OO
20 25 (15.72%) RESTful
21 24 (15.09%) CodeIgniter
22 23 (14.47%) OO PHP
23 21 (13.21%) CMS
24 20 (12.58%) Business Intelligence
24 20 (12.58%) nginx
24 20 (12.58%) NoSQL

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 58 (36.48%) Apache
2 21 (13.21%) CMS
3 20 (12.58%) nginx
4 17 (10.69%) WordPress
5 15 (9.43%) Drupal
6 7 (4.40%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.89%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.63%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.14%) Magento
2 4 (2.52%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 32 (20.13%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (9.43%) GitHub
3 8 (5.03%) AdWords
3 8 (5.03%) Google Analytics
4 7 (4.40%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (4.40%) Amazon S3
4 7 (4.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 7 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (4.40%) npm
5 2 (1.26%) Linode
5 2 (1.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.18%) Internet
2 12 (7.55%) DNS
3 10 (6.29%) SSH
4 7 (4.40%) Firewall
5 2 (1.26%) DHCP
5 2 (1.26%) FTP
5 2 (1.26%) HTTPS
5 2 (1.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (80.50%) MySQL
2 20 (12.58%) NoSQL
3 16 (10.06%) MongoDB
3 16 (10.06%) SQL Server
4 10 (6.29%) Redis
5 7 (4.40%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.26%) Big Data
7 2 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 42 (26.42%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.92%) Vagrant
3 9 (5.66%) Subversion
4 8 (5.03%) PHPUnit
5 7 (4.40%) GitLab
5 7 (4.40%) gulp
5 7 (4.40%) PhantomJS
5 7 (4.40%) webpack
6 5 (3.14%) jMock
6 5 (3.14%) JUnit
6 5 (3.14%) Mockito
7 2 (1.26%) Jasmine
7 2 (1.26%) Mocha
7 2 (1.26%) PEAR
7 2 (1.26%) Selenium
8 1 (0.63%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (17.61%) Marketing
2 13 (8.18%) Games
3 12 (7.55%) Advertising
3 12 (7.55%) Telecoms
4 11 (6.92%) Back Office
5 10 (6.29%) Finance
6 8 (5.03%) Banking
7 7 (4.40%) Electronics
7 7 (4.40%) Manufacturing
8 6 (3.77%) Automotive
8 6 (3.77%) Retail
9 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 140 (88.05%) Developer
2 119 (74.84%) PHP Developer
3 58 (36.48%) Web Developer
4 49 (30.82%) PHP Web Developer
5 46 (28.93%) Senior Developer
6 43 (27.04%) Senior PHP Developer
7 38 (23.90%) LAMP Developer
8 37 (23.27%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 29 (18.24%) JavaScript Developer
10 28 (17.61%) Senior Web Developer
11 26 (16.35%) Senior PHP Web Developer
12 19 (11.95%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 19 (11.95%) HTML CSS Developer
12 19 (11.95%) HTML Developer
13 16 (10.06%) Senior LAMP Developer
14 12 (7.55%) Junior
14 12 (7.55%) Junior Developer
14 12 (7.55%) Junior PHP Developer
14 12 (7.55%) Junior PHP Web Developer
14 12 (7.55%) Junior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (62.89%) HTML
2 98 (61.64%) CSS
3 54 (33.96%) HTML5
4 53 (33.33%) jQuery
5 52 (32.70%) Laravel
6 39 (24.53%) CSS3
7 35 (22.01%) AngularJS
8 29 (18.24%) Node.js
9 28 (17.61%) LEMP Stack
10 25 (15.72%) RESTful
11 24 (15.09%) CodeIgniter
12 17 (10.69%) Symfony
12 17 (10.69%) Vue (Vue.js)
12 17 (10.69%) Web Services
13 16 (10.06%) React
14 15 (9.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (6.92%) REST
16 10 (6.29%) LESS
16 10 (6.29%) SOAP
17 9 (5.66%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.43%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (6.92%) BBC
2 11 (6.92%) Online Games
3 8 (5.03%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (5.03%) User Experience
4 5 (3.14%) Blog
5 4 (2.52%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.89%) Mobile Games
7 2 (1.26%) iPhone
7 2 (1.26%) Replication
8 1 (0.63%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.63%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 64 (40.25%) Linux
2 15 (9.43%) CentOS
2 15 (9.43%) Windows
3 10 (6.29%) Android
4 9 (5.66%) Ubuntu
5 8 (5.03%) Apple iOS
5 8 (5.03%) Mac OS X
6 6 (3.77%) Debian
7 5 (3.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (43.40%) Web Development
2 39 (24.53%) Front End Development
3 37 (23.27%) MVC
4 29 (18.24%) E-Commerce
5 28 (17.61%) API Integration
6 26 (16.35%) OO
7 23 (14.47%) OO PHP
8 20 (12.58%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (10.69%) OOP
10 16 (10.06%) Line Management
10 16 (10.06%) Project Management
11 15 (9.43%) Open Source
12 12 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (7.55%) DevOps
13 11 (6.92%) Content Management
13 11 (6.92%) Unit Testing
14 10 (6.29%) Mentoring
15 9 (5.66%) Analytics
15 9 (5.66%) Mobile Development
15 9 (5.66%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 135 (84.91%) PHP
2 131 (82.39%) JavaScript
3 16 (10.06%) Bash Shell
4 13 (8.18%) Ruby
5 10 (6.29%) Java
6 9 (5.66%) Go
6 9 (5.66%) PHP 7
6 9 (5.66%) Python
7 8 (5.03%) PHP 5
8 7 (4.40%) XPath
9 6 (3.77%) C
10 5 (3.14%) Perl
11 4 (2.52%) Elixir
12 3 (1.89%) ES6
12 3 (1.89%) SQL
13 2 (1.26%) C++
13 2 (1.26%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.26%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (1.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.03%) QA
2 2 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (5.03%) Docker
2 6 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.14%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.14%) iptables
4 2 (1.26%) Gluster
5 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.26%) HAProxy
2 2 (1.26%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (10.69%) Google
2 7 (4.40%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.77%) VMware
4 5 (3.14%) Cisco
4 5 (3.14%) Progress
4 5 (3.14%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.52%) Zend
6 3 (1.89%) SAP
7 2 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.63%) Cognos
8 1 (0.63%) Twitter