The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Dartford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 25 16
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Permanent jobs citing Linux 8 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dartford 14.04% 4.17% 7.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 12.50% 17.39%
Number of salaries quoted 7 4 4
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +3.89%
Linux
Kent

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Dartford region.

Operating Systems Category
Dartford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
16 32 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dartford 28.07% 33.33% 43.40%
Number of salaries quoted 15 27 21
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +66.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £36,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,088 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Dartford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Dartford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Dartford

Linux
Salary Trend in Dartford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Dartford region.

Linux Salary Trend in Dartford

Linux
Salary Histogram in Dartford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Dartford region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Dartford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dartford

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Dartford region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) C++
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Degree
3 5 (35.71%) C#
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Perl
4 4 (28.57%) PHP
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) CSS
4 4 (28.57%) Electronics
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) C
5 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 2 (14.29%) ISEB
6 2 (14.29%) .NET
6 2 (14.29%) NUnit
6 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.14%) Image Processing
7 1 (7.14%) Veeam
7 1 (7.14%) Qt
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 1 (7.14%) vSphere
7 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (7.14%) Jasmine

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Dartford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Dartford region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) IPv4
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) VLAN
2 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) NUnit
2 1 (7.14%) Jasmine
General
1 4 (28.57%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Test Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Software Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) PHP Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Support
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior PHP Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Junior
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) CSS
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) STL
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
3 1 (7.14%) WCF
3 1 (7.14%) WPF
3 1 (7.14%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) Image Processing
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.14%) UML
4 1 (7.14%) OO
4 1 (7.14%) OOD
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) C++
2 5 (35.71%) C#
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) Perl
3 4 (28.57%) PHP
3 4 (28.57%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) C
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 1 (7.14%) VBScript
5 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCTS
3 1 (7.14%) MCITP
3 1 (7.14%) MCP
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Dell
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL
2 1 (7.14%) Veeam