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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 32 37 31
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 73 61 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 7.32% 5.70% 6.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.34% 25.31% 28.65%
Number of salaries quoted 63 58 47
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £24,250 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £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
267 241 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 26.78% 22.52% 22.76%
Number of salaries quoted 240 213 155
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -4 11 £26,500 -3.63% 4
Folkestone - 10 £31,250 -
Canterbury - 6 £30,000 - 2
Sittingbourne - 5 £45,000 - 2
Dartford -14 3 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £27,500 - 2
West Malling +5 1 £47,500 +61.01% 2
Sandwich - 1 £60,000 -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 66 (48.53%) Windows
2 46 (33.82%) MySQL
2 46 (33.82%) Firewall
3 41 (30.15%) Cisco
4 39 (28.68%) Apache
5 37 (27.21%) CheckPoint
6 35 (25.74%) Java
7 34 (25.00%) Degree
8 33 (24.26%) PHP
9 31 (22.79%) AIX
10 26 (19.12%) JBoss
10 26 (19.12%) SQL
11 25 (18.38%) Microsoft
12 24 (17.65%) Juniper
12 24 (17.65%) WAN
12 24 (17.65%) Blue Coat
12 24 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
12 24 (17.65%) F5
13 23 (16.91%) Perl
14 22 (16.18%) HTML
14 22 (16.18%) JavaScript
14 22 (16.18%) Internet
14 22 (16.18%) PCI DSS
15 21 (15.44%) Cisco Certification
15 21 (15.44%) Websense
15 21 (15.44%) Finance
16 20 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 20 (14.71%) Oracle
16 20 (14.71%) CSS
16 20 (14.71%) LAN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (28.68%) Apache
2 17 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.41%) CMS
4 4 (2.94%) Drupal
5 3 (2.21%) Joomla!
6 2 (1.47%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.47%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (1.47%) nginx
7 1 (0.74%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (11.03%) MS Office
2 11 (8.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.47%) SaaS
2 1 (0.74%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (33.82%) Firewall
2 24 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
2 24 (17.65%) WAN
3 22 (16.18%) Internet
4 20 (14.71%) LAN
5 18 (13.24%) Cisco PIX
6 17 (12.50%) DNS
7 11 (8.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 10 (7.35%) TCP/IP
8 10 (7.35%) HTTP
9 9 (6.62%) LDAP
9 9 (6.62%) VPN
9 9 (6.62%) OSPF
9 9 (6.62%) BGP
9 9 (6.62%) SAN
10 8 (5.88%) Network Security
10 8 (5.88%) SSL
10 8 (5.88%) DHCP
11 7 (5.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 6 (4.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (33.82%) MySQL
2 10 (7.35%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (5.15%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.68%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.21%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.21%) Ingres
6 2 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.47%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.74%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 16 (11.76%) Eclipse
2 12 (8.82%) JUnit
3 10 (7.35%) Ant
3 10 (7.35%) TestNG
4 7 (5.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (4.41%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.68%) Subversion
6 5 (3.68%) Maven
6 5 (3.68%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.21%) WebLOAD
7 3 (2.21%) SoapUI
General
1 21 (15.44%) Finance
2 9 (6.62%) Marketing
3 8 (5.88%) Publishing
4 7 (5.15%) Banking
5 4 (2.94%) Legal
5 4 (2.94%) Advertising
6 3 (2.21%) Games
7 2 (1.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (29.41%) Developer
2 16 (11.76%) Consultant
3 15 (11.03%) Systems Administrator
3 15 (11.03%) Administrator
3 15 (11.03%) Java Developer
4 12 (8.82%) IT Security Consultant
4 12 (8.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 12 (8.82%) Support Engineer
4 12 (8.82%) Security Consultant
4 12 (8.82%) Senior Developer
4 12 (8.82%) IT Consultant
4 12 (8.82%) Linux Administrator
5 11 (8.09%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (8.09%) Security Engineer
6 10 (7.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 10 (7.35%) Software Engineer
6 10 (7.35%) Escalation Engineer
7 8 (5.88%) Web Developer
7 8 (5.88%) Junior
7 8 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.18%) HTML
2 20 (14.71%) CSS
3 13 (9.56%) J2EE
4 12 (8.82%) Hibernate
5 11 (8.09%) JSF
5 11 (8.09%) JSP
5 11 (8.09%) JSTL
6 10 (7.35%) jQuery
6 10 (7.35%) RichFaces
7 9 (6.62%) Web Services
8 8 (5.88%) YAML
8 8 (5.88%) HTML5
9 7 (5.15%) REST
9 7 (5.15%) JBoss Seam
10 6 (4.41%) CSS3
11 5 (3.68%) Java SE
11 5 (3.68%) XML
11 5 (3.68%) CGI
11 5 (3.68%) SOAP
12 4 (2.94%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.97%) Management Information System
2 15 (11.03%) Open Source
3 12 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.68%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (2.94%) AS400
7 3 (2.21%) Device Driver
7 3 (2.21%) Clustering
7 3 (2.21%) HACMP
7 3 (2.21%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.21%) User Experience
8 2 (1.47%) Firmware
9 1 (0.74%) Social Network
9 1 (0.74%) e-Health
9 1 (0.74%) Social Media
9 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 66 (48.53%) Windows
2 31 (22.79%) AIX
3 19 (13.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (12.50%) Solaris
4 17 (12.50%) UNIX
5 15 (11.03%) Windows 7
6 13 (9.56%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.15%) CentOS
8 5 (3.68%) Android
8 5 (3.68%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.68%) Mac OS
9 4 (2.94%) OS/400
9 4 (2.94%) Debian
10 3 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.47%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.47%) SELinux
11 2 (1.47%) OpenBSD
11 2 (1.47%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 15 (11.03%) Multithreading
2 15 (11.03%) SIEM
3 13 (9.56%) Information Security
4 12 (8.82%) OO
4 12 (8.82%) E-Commerce
5 11 (8.09%) Project Management
6 10 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (7.35%) DevOps
6 10 (7.35%) Unit Testing
6 10 (7.35%) Integration Testing
7 9 (6.62%) System Testing
7 9 (6.62%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (6.62%) OOP
7 9 (6.62%) Change Management
7 9 (6.62%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (5.88%) CRM
8 8 (5.88%) Scrum
8 8 (5.88%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.74%) Java
2 33 (24.26%) PHP
3 26 (19.12%) SQL
4 23 (16.91%) Perl
5 22 (16.18%) JavaScript
6 19 (13.97%) C
6 19 (13.97%) C++
7 13 (9.56%) Ruby
8 8 (5.88%) Python
8 8 (5.88%) Embedded C
9 7 (5.15%) Embedded C++
10 4 (2.94%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.21%) VBScript
12 2 (1.47%) Delphi
12 2 (1.47%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.74%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.74%) RPG IV
13 1 (0.74%) C#
13 1 (0.74%) RPG
Qualifications
1 34 (25.00%) Degree
2 21 (15.44%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (13.24%) JNCIS
3 18 (13.24%) CCSE
4 14 (10.29%) CCNP
5 13 (9.56%) CISSP
6 7 (5.15%) CCNA
6 7 (5.15%) Security Cleared
7 6 (4.41%) CCSA
7 6 (4.41%) CEH
7 6 (4.41%) JNCIA
8 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.21%) MCSA
10 2 (1.47%) CCSP
10 2 (1.47%) MCP
10 2 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.74%) MCSE
11 1 (0.74%) MCITP
11 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.18%) PCI DSS
2 20 (14.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (6.62%) SLA
4 2 (1.47%) QA
5 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.74%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 10 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.15%) NFS
3 5 (3.68%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.94%) ProxySG
4 4 (2.94%) Squid
4 4 (2.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (2.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (1.47%) KVM
6 2 (1.47%) Varnish
6 2 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.74%) vCloud
7 1 (0.74%) vSphere
7 1 (0.74%) Xen
7 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (8.82%) Puppet
2 9 (6.62%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (5.15%) NetBackup
3 7 (5.15%) OpenView
3 7 (5.15%) Control-M
4 5 (3.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (3.68%) Capistrano
5 4 (2.94%) Nagios
6 2 (1.47%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 41 (30.15%) Cisco
2 37 (27.21%) CheckPoint
3 26 (19.12%) JBoss
4 25 (18.38%) Microsoft
5 24 (17.65%) Juniper
5 24 (17.65%) Blue Coat
5 24 (17.65%) F5
6 21 (15.44%) Websense
7 20 (14.71%) Oracle
8 19 (13.97%) Red Hat
9 13 (9.56%) Apple
9 13 (9.56%) McAfee
9 13 (9.56%) VMware
9 13 (9.56%) SonicWALL
9 13 (9.56%) Aruba
9 13 (9.56%) Lumension
10 11 (8.09%) IBM
11 8 (5.88%) Dell
11 8 (5.88%) Veritas
12 7 (5.15%) Sun
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
IT Connections
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Dartford
Sovereign Business Resources
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benfits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Canterbury, Kent
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Tunbridge Wells
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Tunbridge Wells
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £22500 - £27500 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Elliott James consulting
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000 per year
Posted: 17 days ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago