Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 177 177
Rank change year-on-year -40 0 +36
Permanent jobs citing LAMP 75 154 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.87% 1.56% 1.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.81% 3.95% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 66 142 171
West Midlands median annual salary £31,250 £33,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.02% -5.00% +14.75%
10th Percentile £19,500 £26,375 £22,500
90th Percentile £43,125 £45,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -

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 2,670 3,899 4,108
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 31.12% 39.50% 34.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2,264 3,371 3,474
West Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -21 21 £28,000 -30.00% 9
Worcestershire +2 14 £35,750 +2.14% 4
Solihull -5 12 £29,250 -10.00%
Coventry +12 10 £30,000 -22.58% 1
Warwickshire +25 8 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Staffordshire +14 7 £19,000 -49.33% 1
Sutton Coldfield -25 2 - -
LAMP
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 70 (93.33%) PHP
2 62 (82.67%) JavaScript
3 60 (80.00%) MySQL
4 52 (69.33%) CSS
5 51 (68.00%) HTML
6 39 (52.00%) Linux
7 30 (40.00%) Apache
8 26 (34.67%) Git (software)
9 24 (32.00%) jQuery
10 21 (28.00%) Web Development
11 18 (24.00%) AngularJS
12 17 (22.67%) Responsive Web Design
12 17 (22.67%) OO
13 16 (21.33%) MVC
14 13 (17.33%) OOP
14 13 (17.33%) Laravel
15 12 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (16.00%) WordPress
16 11 (14.67%) Python
16 11 (14.67%) SQL
17 10 (13.33%) Software Engineering
17 10 (13.33%) Node.js
17 10 (13.33%) HTML5
17 10 (13.33%) User Experience
18 9 (12.00%) Front End Development
18 9 (12.00%) OO PHP
18 9 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
18 9 (12.00%) CSS3
18 9 (12.00%) Scrum
19 8 (10.67%) CRM

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 30 (40.00%) Apache
2 12 (16.00%) WordPress
3 6 (8.00%) nginx
4 5 (6.67%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.00%) Drupal
6 2 (2.67%) Joomla!
6 2 (2.67%) Moodle
7 1 (1.33%) CMS
7 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.33%) SaaS
3 6 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (8.00%) Amazon S3
4 5 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (4.00%) Google Analytics
5 3 (4.00%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (2.67%) Asana
6 2 (2.67%) G Suite
6 2 (2.67%) GitHub
6 2 (2.67%) npm
7 1 (1.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.33%) Slack
7 1 (1.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.67%) DNS
1 2 (2.67%) SSL
2 1 (1.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (80.00%) MySQL
2 7 (9.33%) MongoDB
2 7 (9.33%) Redis
3 6 (8.00%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.33%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.00%) Big Data
5 3 (4.00%) InterSystems Cache
5 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.33%) QlikView
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (34.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.67%) Cucumber
2 2 (2.67%) gulp
2 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.67%) JMeter
2 2 (2.67%) Protractor
2 2 (2.67%) Selenium
2 2 (2.67%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.67%) Subversion
3 1 (1.33%) Bower
3 1 (1.33%) GitLab
3 1 (1.33%) Grunt
3 1 (1.33%) JIRA
3 1 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.33%) PhantomJS
3 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.33%) webpack
General
1 7 (9.33%) Marketing
2 3 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.33%) Legal
3 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (85.33%) Developer
2 45 (60.00%) PHP Developer
3 17 (22.67%) Web Developer
4 12 (16.00%) Junior
4 12 (16.00%) Junior Developer
5 11 (14.67%) PHP Web Developer
6 10 (13.33%) PHP WordPress Developer
6 10 (13.33%) WordPress Developer
7 8 (10.67%) Graduate
7 8 (10.67%) Graduate Developer
7 8 (10.67%) LAMP Developer
7 8 (10.67%) Senior Developer
8 7 (9.33%) PHP LAMP Developer
9 6 (8.00%) Software Developer
10 5 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
10 5 (6.67%) Applications Support
10 5 (6.67%) Applications Support Engineer
10 5 (6.67%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
11 4 (5.33%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (69.33%) CSS
2 51 (68.00%) HTML
3 24 (32.00%) jQuery
4 18 (24.00%) AngularJS
5 13 (17.33%) Laravel
6 10 (13.33%) HTML5
6 10 (13.33%) Node.js
7 9 (12.00%) CSS3
8 7 (9.33%) React
9 6 (8.00%) LAPP Stack
9 6 (8.00%) LEMP Stack
10 5 (6.67%) CakePHP
10 5 (6.67%) Java EE
10 5 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (5.33%) CodeIgniter
11 4 (5.33%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (5.33%) RESTful
11 4 (5.33%) Symfony
12 3 (4.00%) Semantic UI
12 3 (4.00%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) User Experience
2 7 (9.33%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.00%) Algorithms
3 3 (4.00%) iPhone
3 3 (4.00%) NHS
3 3 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 39 (52.00%) Linux
2 3 (4.00%) CentOS
2 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (2.67%) Windows
4 1 (1.33%) Android
4 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.00%) Web Development
2 17 (22.67%) OO
2 17 (22.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 16 (21.33%) MVC
4 13 (17.33%) OOP
5 12 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (13.33%) Software Engineering
7 9 (12.00%) Front End Development
7 9 (12.00%) OO PHP
7 9 (12.00%) Scrum
8 8 (10.67%) CRM
9 6 (8.00%) Kanban
10 5 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (6.67%) Unit Testing
11 4 (5.33%) Customer-Centricity
11 4 (5.33%) E-Commerce
11 4 (5.33%) IT Strategy
11 4 (5.33%) SEO
11 4 (5.33%) TDD
11 4 (5.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 70 (93.33%) PHP
2 62 (82.67%) JavaScript
3 11 (14.67%) Python
3 11 (14.67%) SQL
4 7 (9.33%) Java
5 4 (5.33%) Perl
6 3 (4.00%) C#
6 3 (4.00%) C++
7 1 (1.33%) PHP 7
7 1 (1.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (10.67%) Degree
2 2 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.67%) Master's Degree
2 2 (2.67%) RHCE
3 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.33%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Docker
2 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.33%) iptables
2 1 (1.33%) NFS
2 1 (1.33%) PowerDNS
2 1 (1.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) Ansible
1 6 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (8.00%) Puppet
2 2 (2.67%) cPanel
2 2 (2.67%) Nagios
3 1 (1.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.33%) SELinux
3 1 (1.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (8.00%) Google
2 3 (4.00%) Apple
2 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (4.00%) Zend
3 2 (2.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.67%) VMware
4 1 (1.33%) Adobe
4 1 (1.33%) Facebook
4 1 (1.33%) New Relic
4 1 (1.33%) Okta
4 1 (1.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.33%) Twitter