The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 38 24 26
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Permanent jobs citing Linux 45 102 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 5.67% 9.30% 10.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.55% 26.91% 32.55%
Number of salaries quoted 29 82 116
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £30,700 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,100 £64,500 £53,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
219 379 384
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 27.58% 34.55% 31.89%
Number of salaries quoted 186 324 342
Median salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of job ads across the Kent region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

Linux Salary Histogram in Kent

Linux
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Kent region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chatham 0 11 £42,500 -37.03% 1
Dover 0 6 - -
Tonbridge - 4 - -
Sevenoaks - 3 £72,500 -
Dartford -9 2 £30,750 -27.64%
Maidstone -17 2 £30,750 +7.89% 3
Tunbridge Wells -12 1 £42,500 -22.72%
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT jobs citing Linux 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 Kent region with a requirement for Linux.

1 47 (44.34%) Windows
2 29 (27.36%) C++
3 26 (24.53%) Software Engineering
4 25 (23.58%) Windows Server
5 24 (22.64%) Git (software)
6 23 (21.70%) UML
6 23 (21.70%) OO
7 22 (20.75%) Active Directory
8 20 (18.87%) OOD
9 18 (16.98%) C
9 18 (16.98%) SQL
10 16 (15.09%) Embedded Linux
11 15 (14.15%) Subversion
11 15 (14.15%) Firewall
11 15 (14.15%) MySQL
12 14 (13.21%) Firmware
12 14 (13.21%) Shell Script
12 14 (13.21%) DevOps
13 13 (12.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (12.26%) VMware
13 13 (12.26%) Degree
13 13 (12.26%) Qt
13 13 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (12.26%) Embedded C
13 13 (12.26%) Validation
13 13 (12.26%) Web Services
13 13 (12.26%) VPN
13 13 (12.26%) Tomcat
14 12 (11.32%) Java
14 12 (11.32%) Configuration Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 13 (12.26%) Tomcat
2 5 (4.72%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (4.72%) WordPress
3 4 (3.77%) IIS
4 2 (1.89%) Apache
5 1 (0.94%) ColdFusion
5 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.72%) Google App Engine
1 5 (4.72%) Google Cloud Platform
1 5 (4.72%) IBM Cloud
2 4 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.83%) SoftLayer
3 3 (2.83%) Sumo Logic
4 2 (1.89%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.94%) GitHub
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.15%) Firewall
2 13 (12.26%) VPN
3 12 (11.32%) VLAN
4 10 (9.43%) DHCP
4 10 (9.43%) DNS
4 10 (9.43%) VoIP
5 7 (6.60%) LDAP
5 7 (6.60%) SNMP
5 7 (6.60%) Wireless
6 5 (4.72%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (3.77%) Internet
8 3 (2.83%) LAN
8 3 (2.83%) SAN
8 3 (2.83%) SSL
8 3 (2.83%) WAN
9 2 (1.89%) BGP
9 2 (1.89%) BIG-IP
9 2 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.89%) OSPF
10 1 (0.94%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.15%) MySQL
2 7 (6.60%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.72%) BigQuery
3 5 (4.72%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.72%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.77%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.94%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (22.64%) Git (software)
2 15 (14.15%) Subversion
3 5 (4.72%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.83%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.89%) Ant
5 2 (1.89%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.89%) JIRA
5 2 (1.89%) Maven
6 1 (0.94%) JUnit
6 1 (0.94%) NuGet
6 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (6.60%) Billing
1 7 (6.60%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Games
2 5 (4.72%) Legal
3 1 (0.94%) Dutch Language
3 1 (0.94%) German Language
3 1 (0.94%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 18 (16.98%) Software Engineer
2 16 (15.09%) Developer
2 16 (15.09%) Embedded Engineer
2 16 (15.09%) Linux Engineer
3 15 (14.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 14 (13.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (9.43%) Administrator
5 10 (9.43%) Senior Developer
6 9 (8.49%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (6.60%) C++ Developer
8 7 (6.60%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (6.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.60%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (5.66%) Consultant
9 6 (5.66%) IT Consultant
9 6 (5.66%) IT Security Consultant
9 6 (5.66%) Security Consultant
9 6 (5.66%) Senior C++ Developer
10 5 (4.72%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.26%) Qt
1 13 (12.26%) Web Services
2 9 (8.49%) SOAP
3 7 (6.60%) HTML
3 7 (6.60%) J2EE
3 7 (6.60%) Servlets
3 7 (6.60%) XML
4 6 (5.66%) .NET
4 6 (5.66%) ASP.NET
4 6 (5.66%) CSS
4 6 (5.66%) LAMP
4 6 (5.66%) Spring
5 5 (4.72%) AngularJS
5 5 (4.72%) Middleware
5 5 (4.72%) OAuth
5 5 (4.72%) REST
6 4 (3.77%) XHTML
6 4 (3.77%) XSLT
7 3 (2.83%) Grails
7 3 (2.83%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.32%) Algorithms
1 12 (11.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 12 (11.32%) Mathematics
2 9 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.49%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.66%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.72%) Visualisation
4 5 (4.72%) Xbox
5 4 (3.77%) e-Health
5 4 (3.77%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.83%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.83%) PKI
6 3 (2.83%) Statistics
7 2 (1.89%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.89%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.89%) Replication
8 1 (0.94%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.94%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.94%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (44.34%) Windows
2 25 (23.58%) Windows Server
3 16 (15.09%) Embedded Linux
4 13 (12.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (10.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (9.43%) Unix
7 7 (6.60%) Debian
8 6 (5.66%) Mac OS X
9 5 (4.72%) Solaris
10 4 (3.77%) FreeBSD
10 4 (3.77%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (2.83%) CentOS
12 2 (1.89%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.89%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.53%) Software Engineering
2 23 (21.70%) OO
2 23 (21.70%) UML
3 20 (18.87%) OOD
4 14 (13.21%) DevOps
5 13 (12.26%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (12.26%) Validation
6 12 (11.32%) Configuration Management
6 12 (11.32%) Kalman Filter
6 12 (11.32%) Requirements Analysis
6 12 (11.32%) Signal Processing
7 11 (10.38%) Open Source
8 10 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (9.43%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (9.43%) High Availability
8 10 (9.43%) Information Security
8 10 (9.43%) ITIL
9 8 (7.55%) Scrum
9 8 (7.55%) SIEM
9 8 (7.55%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.36%) C++
2 18 (16.98%) C
2 18 (16.98%) SQL
3 14 (13.21%) Shell Script
4 13 (12.26%) Embedded C
5 12 (11.32%) Java
6 11 (10.38%) JavaScript
6 11 (10.38%) PHP
7 10 (9.43%) Python
8 8 (7.55%) VB
9 7 (6.60%) Perl
10 4 (3.77%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.77%) C#
10 4 (3.77%) ECMAScript
10 4 (3.77%) VB.NET
11 3 (2.83%) Ruby
12 2 (1.89%) AspectJ
12 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.89%) VBScript
13 1 (0.94%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 13 (12.26%) Degree
2 4 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (3.77%) CEH
2 4 (3.77%) CREST Certified
2 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.77%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.83%) CISSP
3 3 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.94%) OSCP
4 1 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.94%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) PCI DSS
2 5 (4.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.94%) QA
3 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (20.75%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.21%) Firmware
3 11 (10.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.72%) VMware ESX
4 5 (4.72%) vSphere
5 4 (3.77%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (9.43%) Ansible
2 7 (6.60%) Nagios
3 6 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.72%) Puppet
5 4 (3.77%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (3.77%) OpenView
5 4 (3.77%) Tivoli
5 4 (3.77%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 2 (1.89%) Foglight
6 2 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 13 (12.26%) VMware
2 9 (8.49%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.66%) Cisco
3 6 (5.66%) Google
3 6 (5.66%) HP
3 6 (5.66%) IBM
3 6 (5.66%) Oracle
4 5 (4.72%) Perforce
4 5 (4.72%) Tableau
5 4 (3.77%) BMC
5 4 (3.77%) CA
5 4 (3.77%) Compuware
5 4 (3.77%) Dynatrace
5 4 (3.77%) Nimsoft
5 4 (3.77%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.83%) Palo Alto
6 3 (2.83%) Qualys
6 3 (2.83%) Sophos
6 3 (2.83%) Splunk
7 2 (1.89%) F5
Maidstone, Kent
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
Adeptis Group
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Intelligent Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Superb base with full benefits packa
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Client Server
Salary: £65k to £80k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Chatham, Kent
Dovetail Games
Salary: Excellent work-life balance, free parking, pension
Posted: 10 days ago