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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 60 26
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -34
Permanent jobs citing Linux 114 53 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 11.76% 4.26% 7.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.73% 18.15% 28.32%
Number of salaries quoted 99 38 76
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £20,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +1.26%
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
371 292 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 38.29% 23.45% 24.98%
Number of salaries quoted 317 229 254
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £26,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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
Sittingbourne +5 23 £37,500 -15.01% 3
Maidstone +36 11 £47,500 +18.75%
Tonbridge - 11 £55,000 -
Stansted - 7 £30,000 -
Canterbury -5 6 £31,500 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 5 £53,750 - 5
Dartford +2 3 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Sevenoaks - 1 £40,000 -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 96 (39.67%) Java
2 77 (31.82%) Eclipse
3 74 (30.58%) Apache
3 74 (30.58%) MySQL
4 71 (29.34%) Ant
4 71 (29.34%) J2EE
5 70 (28.93%) JSP
6 67 (27.69%) Windows
7 66 (27.27%) SQL
8 62 (25.62%) Cisco
9 58 (23.97%) Firewall
10 57 (23.55%) Web Services
11 53 (21.90%) Hibernate
12 52 (21.49%) JSF
12 52 (21.49%) JUnit
12 52 (21.49%) JBoss
12 52 (21.49%) Unit Testing
12 52 (21.49%) Integration Testing
12 52 (21.49%) JSTL
12 52 (21.49%) TestNG
12 52 (21.49%) RichFaces
13 50 (20.66%) DNS
14 46 (19.01%) SOAP
15 45 (18.60%) XML
15 45 (18.60%) Microsoft
16 40 (16.53%) Degree
16 40 (16.53%) VLAN
17 39 (16.12%) JSON
18 38 (15.70%) DHCP
18 38 (15.70%) Cisco Certification

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 74 (30.58%) Apache
2 52 (21.49%) JBoss
3 18 (7.44%) Tomcat
3 18 (7.44%) Cloud Foundry
4 13 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (5.37%) MS Exchange
4 13 (5.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 13 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2003
5 9 (3.72%) IIS
6 7 (2.89%) Node.js
7 3 (1.24%) WordPress
7 3 (1.24%) Lync
7 3 (1.24%) CMS
8 2 (0.83%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.41%) Drupal
Applications
1 25 (10.33%) MS Excel
2 22 (9.09%) MS Office
3 10 (4.13%) Photoshop
4 5 (2.07%) Mathematica
5 2 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Magento
2 1 (0.41%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.07%) Office 365
2 3 (1.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (23.97%) Firewall
2 50 (20.66%) DNS
3 40 (16.53%) VLAN
4 38 (15.70%) DHCP
5 37 (15.29%) WAN
6 34 (14.05%) LAN
7 29 (11.98%) TCP/IP
8 26 (10.74%) MPLS
9 23 (9.50%) SAN
10 20 (8.26%) VPN
11 13 (5.37%) DMZ
11 13 (5.37%) SMTP
11 13 (5.37%) Wireless
11 13 (5.37%) IMAP
11 13 (5.37%) Internet
12 11 (4.55%) LDAP
13 9 (3.72%) IPv6
13 9 (3.72%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (3.31%) ADSL
15 5 (2.07%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (30.58%) MySQL
2 25 (10.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.65%) Redis
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.83%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.83%) Sybase ASE
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 77 (31.82%) Eclipse
2 71 (29.34%) Ant
3 52 (21.49%) JUnit
3 52 (21.49%) TestNG
4 26 (10.74%) SoapUI
4 26 (10.74%) Subversion
5 24 (9.92%) Git (software)
6 20 (8.26%) JIRA
7 18 (7.44%) Maven
8 8 (3.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (2.89%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 4 (1.65%) Trac
10 4 (1.65%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
11 2 (0.83%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.83%) TortoiseSVN
11 2 (0.83%) PHPUnit
12 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.41%) NUnit
General
1 25 (10.33%) Finance
2 14 (5.79%) Publishing
3 7 (2.89%) Banking
4 5 (2.07%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.07%) Marketing
5 3 (1.24%) Electronics
6 1 (0.41%) Legal
6 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.41%) Games
Job Titles
1 105 (43.39%) Developer
2 71 (29.34%) Java Developer
3 62 (25.62%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 30 (12.40%) Network Engineer
5 24 (9.92%) Support Engineer
6 21 (8.68%) Senior Developer
7 20 (8.26%) Administrator
7 20 (8.26%) Systems Engineer
8 18 (7.44%) Web Developer
8 18 (7.44%) Software Engineer
8 18 (7.44%) Senior Java Developer
9 17 (7.02%) J2EE Developer
10 16 (6.61%) Deployment Engineer
11 15 (6.20%) Systems Support Engineer
11 15 (6.20%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
11 15 (6.20%) Systems Support
12 14 (5.79%) Linux Administrator
13 12 (4.96%) Consultant
13 12 (4.96%) Systems Administrator
13 12 (4.96%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (29.34%) J2EE
2 70 (28.93%) JSP
3 57 (23.55%) Web Services
4 53 (21.90%) Hibernate
5 52 (21.49%) JSF
5 52 (21.49%) JSTL
5 52 (21.49%) RichFaces
6 46 (19.01%) SOAP
7 45 (18.60%) XML
8 39 (16.12%) JSON
9 30 (12.40%) HTML
10 26 (10.74%) RESTful
11 25 (10.33%) CSS
11 25 (10.33%) FreeMarker
12 20 (8.26%) HTML5
12 20 (8.26%) REST
13 18 (7.44%) JDBC
13 18 (7.44%) Servlets
13 18 (7.44%) Spring
14 14 (5.79%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.46%) Open Source
2 24 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (7.85%) Management Information System
3 19 (7.85%) Computer Science
4 13 (5.37%) iPhone
4 13 (5.37%) PDA
4 13 (5.37%) Blackberry
5 10 (4.13%) HACMP
5 10 (4.13%) Clustering
6 9 (3.72%) Mathematics
6 9 (3.72%) Physics
6 9 (3.72%) User Experience
6 9 (3.72%) Social Media
7 8 (3.31%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.31%) Visualisation
8 6 (2.48%) Replication
9 5 (2.07%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.65%) Social Network
10 4 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
11 3 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 67 (27.69%) Windows
2 38 (15.70%) UNIX
3 32 (13.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (9.09%) Android
4 22 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 22 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (8.26%) Solaris
6 19 (7.85%) AIX
7 17 (7.02%) Windows 7
8 16 (6.61%) CentOS
9 13 (5.37%) Windows Vista
9 13 (5.37%) Windows 8
9 13 (5.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (3.72%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.89%) Ubuntu
12 6 (2.48%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (2.07%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.83%) HPUX
15 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (21.49%) Unit Testing
1 52 (21.49%) Integration Testing
2 29 (11.98%) OOD
2 29 (11.98%) Content Management
3 28 (11.57%) Migration
4 25 (10.33%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (9.50%) OOP
5 23 (9.50%) OO
6 22 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
7 21 (8.68%) Multivariate Testing
7 21 (8.68%) Software Architecture
8 19 (7.85%) UML
8 19 (7.85%) Scrum
8 19 (7.85%) Software Engineering
9 18 (7.44%) AOP
9 18 (7.44%) RUP
9 18 (7.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 18 (7.44%) DevOps
10 17 (7.02%) Time Management
11 14 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 96 (39.67%) Java
2 66 (27.27%) SQL
3 35 (14.46%) PHP
4 27 (11.16%) JavaScript
5 25 (10.33%) C++
6 20 (8.26%) C
7 19 (7.85%) Perl
8 18 (7.44%) Python
8 18 (7.44%) AspectJ
9 11 (4.55%) Shell Script
10 10 (4.13%) C#
11 9 (3.72%) PowerShell
12 8 (3.31%) MATLAB
13 7 (2.89%) Embedded C
13 7 (2.89%) Scala
14 4 (1.65%) Bash Shell
15 3 (1.24%) R
15 3 (1.24%) Embedded C++
15 3 (1.24%) Fortran
16 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (16.53%) Degree
2 38 (15.70%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (14.88%) CCNA
4 29 (11.98%) CCNP
5 10 (4.13%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.07%) CCSA
6 5 (2.07%) JNCIA
7 4 (1.65%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.65%) MCSE
8 3 (1.24%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.83%) CCSP
9 2 (0.83%) JNCIS
9 2 (0.83%) CCSE
10 1 (0.41%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.41%) MCSA
10 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.79%) SLA
2 5 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.83%) QA
3 2 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 17 (7.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 16 (6.61%) vSphere
5 11 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (4.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 10 (4.13%) NFS
7 6 (2.48%) Firmware
7 6 (2.48%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.65%) Active Directory
9 3 (1.24%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.41%) Squid
Systems Management
1 15 (6.20%) Puppet
2 13 (5.37%) Backup Exec
3 11 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.31%) NetBackup
5 7 (2.89%) OpenView
5 7 (2.89%) Control-M
6 4 (1.65%) HAProxy
7 3 (1.24%) SCCM
8 1 (0.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 62 (25.62%) Cisco
2 45 (18.60%) Microsoft
3 36 (14.88%) IBM
4 34 (14.05%) CheckPoint
5 33 (13.64%) VMware
6 31 (12.81%) Red Hat
7 22 (9.09%) HP
8 18 (7.44%) Symantec
9 17 (7.02%) Veritas
10 14 (5.79%) Apple
11 13 (5.37%) Draytek
12 11 (4.55%) Oracle
13 10 (4.13%) Juniper
14 9 (3.72%) Citrix
14 9 (3.72%) Sun
14 9 (3.72%) Blue Coat
15 8 (3.31%) SonicWALL
15 8 (3.31%) McAfee
15 8 (3.31%) Websense
15 8 (3.31%) F5
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Canterbury
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Dartford, Kent
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Rark Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benfits
Posted: 6 days ago
Sandwich, Kent
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £30,416 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Dover
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Sittingbourne
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Tunbridge Wells
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Dover
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Tunbridge Wells
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Tunbridge Wells
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Dartford
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago