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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 24 74 34
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -40
Permanent jobs citing Linux 125 32 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 10.58% 2.57% 6.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.98% 11.90% 26.97%
Number of salaries quoted 117 28 41
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £26,600 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,250 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
379 269 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 32.09% 21.59% 23.03%
Number of salaries quoted 338 244 154
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £60,000
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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Sittingbourne +2 30 £43,000 -4.44% 3
Maidstone +19 22 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Sevenoaks - 8 £45,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 8 £27,500 -
Tonbridge - 6 - -
West Malling +7 5 £45,000 +69.81%
Dartford -18 5 £50,000 +11.11% 2
Stansted - 5 £22,500 -
Folkestone - 2 £20,000 -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (45.45%) Windows
2 76 (38.38%) Java
3 59 (29.80%) MySQL
4 58 (29.29%) Degree
5 56 (28.28%) Cisco
6 53 (26.77%) Apache
6 53 (26.77%) Firewall
7 50 (25.25%) Eclipse
8 49 (24.75%) SQL
9 45 (22.73%) CheckPoint
10 44 (22.22%) Web Services
11 43 (21.72%) J2EE
12 42 (21.21%) JBoss
13 41 (20.71%) Ant
13 41 (20.71%) JSP
14 39 (19.70%) PHP
15 37 (18.69%) Hibernate
16 36 (18.18%) JUnit
16 36 (18.18%) AIX
17 35 (17.68%) C++
17 35 (17.68%) Microsoft
17 35 (17.68%) JSF
17 35 (17.68%) JSTL
18 34 (17.17%) Unit Testing
18 34 (17.17%) Integration Testing
18 34 (17.17%) TestNG
18 34 (17.17%) RichFaces
19 33 (16.67%) SOAP
20 30 (15.15%) HTML
20 30 (15.15%) JavaScript

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 53 (26.77%) Apache
2 42 (21.21%) JBoss
3 19 (9.60%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.03%) Node.js
4 6 (3.03%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (2.53%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.52%) CMS
7 2 (1.01%) nginx
Applications
1 21 (10.61%) MS Office
2 13 (6.57%) MS Excel
3 8 (4.04%) Photoshop
4 6 (3.03%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (26.77%) Firewall
2 23 (11.62%) LAN
2 23 (11.62%) WAN
2 23 (11.62%) DNS
3 22 (11.11%) Internet
3 22 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (9.60%) VLAN
5 17 (8.59%) TCP/IP
6 15 (7.58%) Cisco PIX
7 13 (6.57%) SAN
7 13 (6.57%) VPN
8 11 (5.56%) DHCP
9 10 (5.05%) LDAP
10 8 (4.04%) Network Security
11 7 (3.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 7 (3.54%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 7 (3.54%) SMTP
11 7 (3.54%) HTTP
11 7 (3.54%) MPLS
11 7 (3.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (29.80%) MySQL
2 10 (5.05%) Oracle Reports
3 9 (4.55%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.53%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.53%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 50 (25.25%) Eclipse
2 41 (20.71%) Ant
3 36 (18.18%) JUnit
4 34 (17.17%) TestNG
5 20 (10.10%) SoapUI
6 13 (6.57%) Subversion
7 12 (6.06%) Git (software)
8 11 (5.56%) Maven
9 8 (4.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (3.03%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 6 (3.03%) JIRA
11 5 (2.53%) Jenkins
12 2 (1.01%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.51%) Trac
General
1 26 (13.13%) Finance
2 9 (4.55%) Publishing
3 8 (4.04%) Banking
4 5 (2.53%) Legal
5 4 (2.02%) Marketing
6 2 (1.01%) Electronics
6 2 (1.01%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 81 (40.91%) Developer
2 45 (22.73%) Java Developer
3 35 (17.68%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 21 (10.61%) Software Engineer
5 20 (10.10%) Support Engineer
6 19 (9.60%) Software Developer
7 17 (8.59%) Consultant
8 14 (7.07%) Network Engineer
8 14 (7.07%) Web Developer
8 14 (7.07%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 13 (6.57%) Security Engineer
10 12 (6.06%) IT Security Consultant
10 12 (6.06%) IT Consultant
10 12 (6.06%) Security Consultant
10 12 (6.06%) Administrator
10 12 (6.06%) Front-End Developer
11 11 (5.56%) Senior Developer
11 11 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
12 10 (5.05%) Junior
12 10 (5.05%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (22.22%) Web Services
2 43 (21.72%) J2EE
3 41 (20.71%) JSP
4 37 (18.69%) Hibernate
5 35 (17.68%) JSF
5 35 (17.68%) JSTL
6 34 (17.17%) RichFaces
7 33 (16.67%) SOAP
8 30 (15.15%) HTML
9 26 (13.13%) CSS
9 26 (13.13%) XML
10 20 (10.10%) RESTful
11 19 (9.60%) JSON
12 18 (9.09%) HTML5
12 18 (9.09%) REST
13 17 (8.59%) FreeMarker
14 14 (7.07%) CSS3
15 10 (5.05%) jQuery
16 9 (4.55%) Spring
17 8 (4.04%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.65%) Management Information System
2 23 (11.62%) Open Source
2 23 (11.62%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.56%) User Experience
4 9 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (4.55%) Social Media
5 8 (4.04%) Mathematics
5 8 (4.04%) Physics
5 8 (4.04%) Visualisation
6 7 (3.54%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (3.54%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.53%) Social Network
7 5 (2.53%) iPhone
7 5 (2.53%) HACMP
7 5 (2.53%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.53%) Device Driver
7 5 (2.53%) Clustering
7 5 (2.53%) PDA
8 4 (2.02%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.01%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 90 (45.45%) Windows
2 36 (18.18%) AIX
3 27 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (13.13%) UNIX
5 21 (10.61%) Windows XP
5 21 (10.61%) Windows 7
6 17 (8.59%) Solaris
7 14 (7.07%) Android
7 14 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (7.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (6.57%) CentOS
9 9 (4.55%) Apple iOS
10 8 (4.04%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.53%) Windows Vista
11 5 (2.53%) Mac OS
11 5 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.53%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (1.01%) Debian
13 2 (1.01%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.17%) Unit Testing
1 34 (17.17%) Integration Testing
2 27 (13.64%) Software Engineering
3 25 (12.63%) OO
4 21 (10.61%) Content Management
5 19 (9.60%) OOD
6 18 (9.09%) Multithreading
7 16 (8.08%) E-Commerce
7 16 (8.08%) OOP
8 15 (7.58%) Information Security
8 15 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (7.58%) Software Architecture
8 15 (7.58%) SIEM
9 14 (7.07%) Multivariate Testing
9 14 (7.07%) DevOps
10 13 (6.57%) Migration
11 12 (6.06%) Scrum
11 12 (6.06%) Configuration Management
11 12 (6.06%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (38.38%) Java
2 49 (24.75%) SQL
3 39 (19.70%) PHP
4 35 (17.68%) C++
5 30 (15.15%) JavaScript
6 29 (14.65%) C
7 19 (9.60%) Perl
8 12 (6.06%) Python
9 10 (5.05%) Embedded C
10 8 (4.04%) Embedded C++
10 8 (4.04%) MATLAB
11 7 (3.54%) C#
12 6 (3.03%) AspectJ
12 6 (3.03%) Ruby
12 6 (3.03%) Shell Script
12 6 (3.03%) Scala
13 2 (1.01%) R
13 2 (1.01%) Fortran
13 2 (1.01%) Delphi
14 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (29.29%) Degree
2 29 (14.65%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (10.10%) CCNP
4 17 (8.59%) CCNA
5 14 (7.07%) Security Cleared
6 13 (6.57%) CISSP
7 12 (6.06%) CCSE
7 12 (6.06%) JNCIS
8 8 (4.04%) JNCIA
8 8 (4.04%) CCSA
9 6 (3.03%) CEH
10 5 (2.53%) SC Cleared
10 5 (2.53%) CCSP
11 2 (1.01%) Postgraduate
12 1 (0.51%) MCSE
12 1 (0.51%) MCSA
12 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 21 (10.61%) PCI DSS
2 11 (5.56%) SLA
3 2 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 21 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.05%) Hyper-V
3 9 (4.55%) NFS
3 9 (4.55%) vSphere
4 7 (3.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (3.03%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 5 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.52%) Squid
8 2 (1.01%) Firmware
8 2 (1.01%) KVM
9 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 13 (6.57%) Puppet
2 12 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (4.04%) Control-M
3 8 (4.04%) NetBackup
3 8 (4.04%) OpenView
4 5 (2.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.53%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.53%) Capistrano
5 2 (1.01%) HAProxy
5 2 (1.01%) SELinux
Vendors
1 56 (28.28%) Cisco
2 45 (22.73%) CheckPoint
3 35 (17.68%) Microsoft
4 27 (13.64%) Red Hat
4 27 (13.64%) Oracle
5 25 (12.63%) IBM
5 25 (12.63%) VMware
6 23 (11.62%) Juniper
7 22 (11.11%) Websense
7 22 (11.11%) Blue Coat
8 21 (10.61%) F5
9 20 (10.10%) Apple
10 19 (9.60%) HP
11 16 (8.08%) McAfee
11 16 (8.08%) SonicWALL
12 15 (7.58%) Aruba
12 15 (7.58%) Lumension
13 12 (6.06%) Sun
14 11 (5.56%) Veritas
15 8 (4.04%) Dell
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