The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 32 46 28
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -18
Permanent jobs citing Linux 76 56 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 7.51% 4.82% 6.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.85% 22.13% 27.00%
Number of salaries quoted 69 51 46
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -29.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £45,000 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Linux
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
294 253 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 29.05% 21.75% 25.41%
Number of salaries quoted 266 224 171
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Linux
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Linux Salary Trend in Kent

Linux
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Kent region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

Linux Salary Histogram in Kent

Linux
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Kent region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone +7 13 £26,500 -3.63% 5
Sittingbourne - 10 £41,250 - 3
Folkestone - 6 £20,000 -
Canterbury - 6 £30,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £27,500 - 1
Dartford -15 3 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Sevenoaks - 3 £45,000 - 1
West Malling 0 2 £42,500 +44.06% 1
Sandwich - 1 £60,000 -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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 76 (50.33%) Windows
2 52 (34.44%) Firewall
3 49 (32.45%) MySQL
4 48 (31.79%) Cisco
5 45 (29.80%) Degree
6 44 (29.14%) CheckPoint
7 42 (27.81%) Java
8 39 (25.83%) PHP
8 39 (25.83%) Apache
9 33 (21.85%) AIX
10 31 (20.53%) Microsoft
11 29 (19.21%) Juniper
11 29 (19.21%) SQL
11 29 (19.21%) Blue Coat
11 29 (19.21%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (18.54%) F5
12 28 (18.54%) JBoss
13 27 (17.88%) WAN
13 27 (17.88%) C++
14 26 (17.22%) JavaScript
14 26 (17.22%) HTML
15 25 (16.56%) Cisco Certification
15 25 (16.56%) Websense
16 24 (15.89%) C
16 24 (15.89%) CSS
16 24 (15.89%) PCI DSS
17 23 (15.23%) LAN
17 23 (15.23%) Internet
17 23 (15.23%) Finance
18 22 (14.57%) Management Information System

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT jobs across the Kent 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.

Application Platforms
1 39 (25.83%) Apache
2 28 (18.54%) JBoss
3 14 (9.27%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.31%) CMS
5 3 (1.99%) Joomla!
5 3 (1.99%) Drupal
6 2 (1.32%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.32%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (1.32%) nginx
6 2 (1.32%) Node.js
7 1 (0.66%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (12.58%) MS Office
2 14 (9.27%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.65%) Photoshop
4 3 (1.99%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.32%) SaaS
2 1 (0.66%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (34.44%) Firewall
2 29 (19.21%) Cisco ASA
3 27 (17.88%) WAN
4 23 (15.23%) LAN
4 23 (15.23%) Internet
5 20 (13.25%) Cisco PIX
6 15 (9.93%) DNS
7 13 (8.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 12 (7.95%) TCP/IP
9 10 (6.62%) HTTP
9 10 (6.62%) Network Security
10 9 (5.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 9 (5.96%) SAN
10 9 (5.96%) OSPF
10 9 (5.96%) BGP
11 8 (5.30%) SSL
11 8 (5.30%) VPN
12 7 (4.64%) LDAP
13 6 (3.97%) DHCP
13 6 (3.97%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (32.45%) MySQL
2 10 (6.62%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (4.64%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.31%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.99%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.99%) Ingres
6 2 (1.32%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.66%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 19 (12.58%) Eclipse
2 15 (9.93%) JUnit
3 13 (8.61%) Ant
3 13 (8.61%) TestNG
4 7 (4.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (3.97%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.97%) SoapUI
6 5 (3.31%) Subversion
6 5 (3.31%) Maven
6 5 (3.31%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.99%) WebLOAD
8 2 (1.32%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 23 (15.23%) Finance
2 9 (5.96%) Marketing
3 7 (4.64%) Publishing
3 7 (4.64%) Banking
4 5 (3.31%) Legal
5 4 (2.65%) Advertising
6 2 (1.32%) Electronics
6 2 (1.32%) Games
7 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (33.11%) Developer
2 18 (11.92%) Java Developer
3 17 (11.26%) Support Engineer
4 16 (10.60%) Consultant
5 15 (9.93%) Software Engineer
6 14 (9.27%) Security Engineer
7 13 (8.61%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 13 (8.61%) Web Developer
7 13 (8.61%) Software Developer
8 12 (7.95%) IT Consultant
8 12 (7.95%) Security Consultant
8 12 (7.95%) IT Security Consultant
9 11 (7.28%) C++ Software Engineer
9 11 (7.28%) Escalation Engineer
10 10 (6.62%) Junior
10 10 (6.62%) Senior Developer
11 9 (5.96%) Administrator
11 9 (5.96%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (5.96%) Senior Java Developer
12 8 (5.30%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (17.22%) HTML
2 24 (15.89%) CSS
3 18 (11.92%) Web Services
4 16 (10.60%) J2EE
5 15 (9.93%) Hibernate
6 14 (9.27%) JSF
6 14 (9.27%) JSP
6 14 (9.27%) JSTL
7 13 (8.61%) RichFaces
8 11 (7.28%) jQuery
8 11 (7.28%) SOAP
8 11 (7.28%) XML
9 10 (6.62%) HTML5
9 10 (6.62%) REST
10 8 (5.30%) CSS3
11 7 (4.64%) YAML
12 6 (3.97%) RESTful
12 6 (3.97%) Middleware
13 5 (3.31%) CGI
13 5 (3.31%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.57%) Management Information System
2 15 (9.93%) Open Source
3 13 (8.61%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.64%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.31%) User Experience
6 5 (3.31%) Device Driver
7 4 (2.65%) AS400
7 4 (2.65%) Social Network
7 4 (2.65%) Social Media
8 3 (1.99%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.99%) HACMP
8 3 (1.99%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.99%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.99%) Physics
8 3 (1.99%) Clustering
9 1 (0.66%) e-Health
9 1 (0.66%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 76 (50.33%) Windows
2 33 (21.85%) AIX
3 19 (12.58%) UNIX
3 19 (12.58%) Windows 7
4 17 (11.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (11.26%) Solaris
4 17 (11.26%) Windows XP
5 9 (5.96%) CentOS
6 6 (3.97%) Android
6 6 (3.97%) Apple iOS
7 5 (3.31%) Mac OS
8 4 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.65%) Ubuntu
8 4 (2.65%) OS/400
9 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.32%) SELinux
10 2 (1.32%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.32%) Debian
10 2 (1.32%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.57%) Software Engineering
2 17 (11.26%) OO
2 17 (11.26%) Multithreading
3 15 (9.93%) SIEM
3 15 (9.93%) Information Security
4 13 (8.61%) E-Commerce
4 13 (8.61%) Unit Testing
4 13 (8.61%) Integration Testing
5 11 (7.28%) System Testing
5 11 (7.28%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (7.28%) Project Management
6 10 (6.62%) Change Management
7 9 (5.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.96%) OOP
7 9 (5.96%) CRM
7 9 (5.96%) Web Development
7 9 (5.96%) DevOps
7 9 (5.96%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (5.30%) OOD
8 8 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 42 (27.81%) Java
2 39 (25.83%) PHP
3 29 (19.21%) SQL
4 27 (17.88%) C++
5 26 (17.22%) JavaScript
6 24 (15.89%) C
7 20 (13.25%) Perl
8 12 (7.95%) Ruby
9 11 (7.28%) Embedded C
10 10 (6.62%) Python
11 9 (5.96%) Embedded C++
12 4 (2.65%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.65%) C#
13 3 (1.99%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.32%) VBScript
14 2 (1.32%) Delphi
14 2 (1.32%) Scala
15 1 (0.66%) ActionScript 2.0
15 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.66%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 45 (29.80%) Degree
2 25 (16.56%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (13.91%) JNCIS
3 21 (13.91%) CCSE
4 18 (11.92%) CCNP
5 13 (8.61%) CISSP
6 10 (6.62%) Security Cleared
7 8 (5.30%) CCNA
8 7 (4.64%) CCSA
8 7 (4.64%) JNCIA
9 6 (3.97%) CEH
10 4 (2.65%) CCSP
11 3 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.32%) MCP
12 2 (1.32%) MCSA
12 2 (1.32%) SC Cleared
13 1 (0.66%) MCITP
13 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (15.89%) PCI DSS
2 22 (14.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (6.62%) SLA
4 2 (1.32%) QA
5 1 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.66%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 10 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.64%) NFS
3 4 (2.65%) VMware ESX
3 4 (2.65%) ProxySG
3 4 (2.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (1.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.32%) Firmware
5 2 (1.32%) KVM
5 2 (1.32%) vSphere
5 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.32%) Squid
6 1 (0.66%) Xen
6 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.66%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (7.95%) Puppet
2 9 (5.96%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (4.64%) NetBackup
3 7 (4.64%) OpenView
3 7 (4.64%) Control-M
4 5 (3.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (3.31%) Capistrano
5 2 (1.32%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 48 (31.79%) Cisco
2 44 (29.14%) CheckPoint
3 31 (20.53%) Microsoft
4 29 (19.21%) Juniper
4 29 (19.21%) Blue Coat
5 28 (18.54%) F5
6 25 (16.56%) Websense
7 22 (14.57%) Oracle
8 18 (11.92%) Red Hat
9 17 (11.26%) McAfee
10 16 (10.60%) SonicWALL
10 16 (10.60%) Aruba
10 16 (10.60%) Lumension
11 15 (9.93%) Apple
12 12 (7.95%) IBM
13 10 (6.62%) VMware
14 8 (5.30%) Sun
14 8 (5.30%) HP
14 8 (5.30%) Dell
14 8 (5.30%) Veritas
Sevenoaks, Kent
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £22,500 to £27,500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Stott & May
Salary: £45000 - £65000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benfits
Posted: 5 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Acceler-IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum NEGOTIABLE+bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Dartford
Sovereign Business Resources
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Sittingbourne
360 Resourcing
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago