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 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 27 58 31
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -27
Permanent jobs citing Linux 106 50 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 9.36% 4.00% 6.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.78% 18.25% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 96 44 38
Average salary £41,750 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £45,000 £47,500
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
356 274 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 31.42% 21.92% 23.29%
Number of salaries quoted 319 245 148
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 November 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 November 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 +11 18 £33,250 +10.83% 4
Sittingbourne +2 18 £38,750 -13.88% 4
Tunbridge Wells - 7 £27,500 - 2
West Malling +2 5 £45,000 +52.54% 1
Sevenoaks - 5 £45,000 - 1
Dartford -17 4 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Folkestone - 4 £20,000 -
Tonbridge - 4 - -
Canterbury -8 3 - -
Stansted - 1 £25,000 -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 90 (49.18%) Windows
2 63 (34.43%) Java
3 60 (32.79%) Firewall
4 57 (31.15%) Cisco
5 55 (30.05%) CheckPoint
6 53 (28.96%) MySQL
7 51 (27.87%) Degree
8 45 (24.59%) Apache
9 42 (22.95%) PHP
10 40 (21.86%) Microsoft
11 38 (20.77%) SQL
12 35 (19.13%) Eclipse
12 35 (19.13%) Juniper
13 34 (18.58%) Blue Coat
13 34 (18.58%) Cisco ASA
14 33 (18.03%) F5
14 33 (18.03%) Cisco Certification
14 33 (18.03%) AIX
14 33 (18.03%) JavaScript
14 33 (18.03%) HTML
15 32 (17.49%) Web Services
15 32 (17.49%) JBoss
15 32 (17.49%) WAN
16 30 (16.39%) J2EE
16 30 (16.39%) C++
16 30 (16.39%) Websense
17 29 (15.85%) CSS
18 28 (15.30%) Internet
18 28 (15.30%) LAN
19 27 (14.75%) JSP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 45 (24.59%) Apache
2 32 (17.49%) JBoss
3 17 (9.29%) Tomcat
4 5 (2.73%) CMS
5 4 (2.19%) Node.js
5 4 (2.19%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.64%) Joomla!
7 2 (1.09%) nginx
7 2 (1.09%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.09%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (13.11%) MS Office
2 15 (8.20%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.73%) Photoshop
4 4 (2.19%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.09%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) IaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (32.79%) Firewall
2 34 (18.58%) Cisco ASA
3 32 (17.49%) WAN
4 28 (15.30%) Internet
4 28 (15.30%) LAN
5 23 (12.57%) Cisco PIX
6 18 (9.84%) DNS
7 14 (7.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 13 (7.10%) TCP/IP
9 12 (6.56%) VPN
9 12 (6.56%) Network Security
9 12 (6.56%) VLAN
10 10 (5.46%) OSPF
10 10 (5.46%) BGP
10 10 (5.46%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 9 (4.92%) SAN
12 8 (4.37%) SSL
12 8 (4.37%) DHCP
12 8 (4.37%) HTTP
12 8 (4.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (28.96%) MySQL
2 10 (5.46%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (4.92%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.73%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.73%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.64%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.55%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 35 (19.13%) Eclipse
2 27 (14.75%) Ant
3 24 (13.11%) JUnit
4 22 (12.02%) TestNG
5 11 (6.01%) SoapUI
6 10 (5.46%) Git (software)
6 10 (5.46%) Subversion
7 9 (4.92%) Maven
8 7 (3.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (2.73%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.19%) JIRA
11 3 (1.64%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 1 (0.55%) Trac
12 1 (0.55%) WebLOAD
12 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (13.11%) Finance
2 9 (4.92%) Marketing
3 7 (3.83%) Banking
4 6 (3.28%) Publishing
5 5 (2.73%) Legal
6 4 (2.19%) Advertising
7 2 (1.09%) Electronics
7 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.09%) Games
8 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (36.61%) Developer
2 32 (17.49%) Java Developer
3 23 (12.57%) Support Engineer
4 20 (10.93%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 17 (9.29%) Software Engineer
6 16 (8.74%) Consultant
6 16 (8.74%) Software Developer
6 16 (8.74%) Security Engineer
7 15 (8.20%) Web Developer
8 13 (7.10%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 12 (6.56%) Technical Support Engineer
9 12 (6.56%) IT Security Consultant
9 12 (6.56%) Technical Engineer
9 12 (6.56%) IT Consultant
9 12 (6.56%) Security Consultant
9 12 (6.56%) Technical Support
9 12 (6.56%) Escalation Engineer
10 11 (6.01%) Network Engineer
11 10 (5.46%) Junior
11 10 (5.46%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.03%) HTML
2 32 (17.49%) Web Services
3 30 (16.39%) J2EE
4 29 (15.85%) CSS
5 27 (14.75%) JSP
6 25 (13.66%) Hibernate
7 23 (12.57%) JSF
7 23 (12.57%) JSTL
8 22 (12.02%) RichFaces
9 20 (10.93%) XML
9 20 (10.93%) SOAP
10 16 (8.74%) HTML5
11 14 (7.65%) REST
12 13 (7.10%) JSON
13 12 (6.56%) jQuery
13 12 (6.56%) CSS3
14 11 (6.01%) RESTful
15 8 (4.37%) FreeMarker
16 7 (3.83%) Spring
16 7 (3.83%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.75%) Management Information System
2 20 (10.93%) Open Source
3 19 (10.38%) Computer Science
4 9 (4.92%) Social Media
5 8 (4.37%) Mobile App
5 8 (4.37%) User Experience
6 7 (3.83%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (2.73%) Social Network
7 5 (2.73%) Visualisation
7 5 (2.73%) Device Driver
7 5 (2.73%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.73%) Physics
8 4 (2.19%) Mainframe
8 4 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (1.64%) Clustering
9 3 (1.64%) AS400
9 3 (1.64%) HACMP
10 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.55%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 90 (49.18%) Windows
2 33 (18.03%) AIX
3 25 (13.66%) UNIX
4 24 (13.11%) Windows 7
5 22 (12.02%) Windows XP
6 20 (10.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (8.20%) Solaris
8 9 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (4.92%) CentOS
9 8 (4.37%) Android
9 8 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (3.83%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.73%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.73%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.64%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.09%) SELinux
13 2 (1.09%) Debian
13 2 (1.09%) OpenBSD
13 2 (1.09%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.66%) Software Engineering
2 22 (12.02%) Unit Testing
2 22 (12.02%) Integration Testing
2 22 (12.02%) OO
3 17 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (8.74%) Multithreading
5 15 (8.20%) SIEM
5 15 (8.20%) Information Security
5 15 (8.20%) OOP
6 14 (7.65%) E-Commerce
6 14 (7.65%) OOD
6 14 (7.65%) DevOps
7 13 (7.10%) Change Management
8 12 (6.56%) CRM
8 12 (6.56%) Content Management
8 12 (6.56%) Configuration Management
8 12 (6.56%) Scrum
9 11 (6.01%) Project Management
9 11 (6.01%) System Testing
9 11 (6.01%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 63 (34.43%) Java
2 42 (22.95%) PHP
3 38 (20.77%) SQL
4 33 (18.03%) JavaScript
5 30 (16.39%) C++
6 26 (14.21%) C
7 18 (9.84%) Perl
8 10 (5.46%) Python
8 10 (5.46%) Embedded C
9 8 (4.37%) Embedded C++
9 8 (4.37%) Ruby
10 5 (2.73%) MATLAB
10 5 (2.73%) C#
11 4 (2.19%) AspectJ
11 4 (2.19%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.19%) Scala
12 2 (1.09%) Delphi
12 2 (1.09%) VBScript
13 1 (0.55%) VB
13 1 (0.55%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 51 (27.87%) Degree
2 33 (18.03%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (12.57%) CCNP
4 22 (12.02%) CCSE
4 22 (12.02%) JNCIS
5 15 (8.20%) CCNA
6 14 (7.65%) Security Cleared
7 13 (7.10%) CISSP
8 10 (5.46%) CCSA
8 10 (5.46%) JNCIA
9 6 (3.28%) CEH
10 5 (2.73%) CCSP
11 3 (1.64%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.09%) MCSA
12 2 (1.09%) MCP
12 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.55%) Postgraduate
13 1 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.02%) PCI DSS
2 21 (11.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (7.10%) SLA
4 2 (1.09%) QA
5 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.83%) NFS
3 5 (2.73%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.73%) vSphere
4 4 (2.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (2.19%) ProxySG
5 3 (1.64%) Squid
5 3 (1.64%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (1.09%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.09%) Firmware
6 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.09%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (6.01%) Puppet
2 9 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.83%) NetBackup
3 7 (3.83%) OpenView
3 7 (3.83%) Control-M
4 5 (2.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.73%) Capistrano
5 2 (1.09%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 57 (31.15%) Cisco
2 55 (30.05%) CheckPoint
3 40 (21.86%) Microsoft
4 35 (19.13%) Juniper
5 34 (18.58%) Blue Coat
6 33 (18.03%) F5
7 30 (16.39%) Websense
8 26 (14.21%) Oracle
9 21 (11.48%) McAfee
9 21 (11.48%) Red Hat
9 21 (11.48%) SonicWALL
10 20 (10.93%) Aruba
10 20 (10.93%) Lumension
11 18 (9.84%) IBM
12 16 (8.74%) Apple
13 14 (7.65%) VMware
14 11 (6.01%) Sun
14 11 (6.01%) HP
15 10 (5.46%) Clearswift
15 10 (5.46%) Trend Micro
Sittingbourne
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sittingbourne, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sittingbourne, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benfits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £24000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £30k - 50k per year + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Dartford
Sovereign Business Resources
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Dartford, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 7 days ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago