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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 32 36 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Permanent jobs citing Linux 75 67 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 7.46% 6.04% 6.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.88% 24.72% 27.00%
Number of salaries quoted 66 64 50
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £25,750 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £50,250 £48,200 £51,250
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
279 271 200
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 27.73% 24.44% 24.15%
Number of salaries quoted 253 234 179
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +9.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 0 20 £28,500 +3.63% 2
Folkestone - 8 £31,250 -
Sittingbourne - 6 £45,000 - 2
Canterbury - 5 £30,000 - 1
Dartford -12 2 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Tunbridge Wells +20 1 £27,500 -42.10%
Sandwich - 1 £60,000 -
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 59 (45.04%) Windows
2 43 (32.82%) MySQL
3 42 (32.06%) Firewall
4 37 (28.24%) Apache
5 36 (27.48%) Cisco
6 34 (25.95%) Java
7 32 (24.43%) CheckPoint
8 31 (23.66%) PHP
9 29 (22.14%) AIX
10 27 (20.61%) Degree
11 26 (19.85%) JBoss
12 25 (19.08%) SQL
13 23 (17.56%) Perl
13 23 (17.56%) Microsoft
14 22 (16.79%) Red Hat
14 22 (16.79%) Juniper
14 22 (16.79%) WAN
14 22 (16.79%) Blue Coat
14 22 (16.79%) Cisco ASA
14 22 (16.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 22 (16.79%) F5
15 21 (16.03%) Internet
16 20 (15.27%) UNIX
16 20 (15.27%) Solaris
16 20 (15.27%) Finance
16 20 (15.27%) PCI DSS
17 19 (14.50%) Cisco Certification
18 18 (13.74%) DNS
18 18 (13.74%) Websense
18 18 (13.74%) LAN

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 37 (28.24%) Apache
2 17 (12.98%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.82%) CMS
4 4 (3.05%) Drupal
5 3 (2.29%) Joomla!
6 2 (1.53%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.53%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (1.53%) nginx
7 1 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (10.69%) MS Office
2 10 (7.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (32.06%) Firewall
2 22 (16.79%) Cisco ASA
2 22 (16.79%) WAN
3 21 (16.03%) Internet
4 18 (13.74%) DNS
4 18 (13.74%) LAN
5 17 (12.98%) Cisco PIX
6 10 (7.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 10 (7.63%) LDAP
6 10 (7.63%) VPN
7 9 (6.87%) SAN
7 9 (6.87%) OSPF
7 9 (6.87%) BGP
7 9 (6.87%) DHCP
8 8 (6.11%) HTTP
8 8 (6.11%) TCP/IP
9 7 (5.34%) Network Security
9 7 (5.34%) VLAN
10 6 (4.58%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (4.58%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (32.82%) MySQL
2 10 (7.63%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.05%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.29%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.29%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.29%) Ingres
4 3 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.76%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 13 (9.92%) Eclipse
2 11 (8.40%) JUnit
3 10 (7.63%) Ant
4 9 (6.87%) TestNG
5 7 (5.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (3.05%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.05%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.29%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.29%) Subversion
7 3 (2.29%) Maven
7 3 (2.29%) WebLOAD
General
1 20 (15.27%) Finance
2 9 (6.87%) Publishing
3 8 (6.11%) Marketing
4 7 (5.34%) Banking
5 4 (3.05%) Advertising
6 3 (2.29%) Games
7 2 (1.53%) Electronics
7 2 (1.53%) Legal
8 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (25.19%) Developer
2 21 (16.03%) Systems Administrator
2 21 (16.03%) Administrator
3 18 (13.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 18 (13.74%) Linux Administrator
4 16 (12.21%) Consultant
5 14 (10.69%) Java Developer
6 13 (9.92%) Senior Developer
7 12 (9.16%) Security Consultant
7 12 (9.16%) IT Consultant
7 12 (9.16%) IT Security Consultant
7 12 (9.16%) Senior Java Developer
8 11 (8.40%) Support Engineer
9 9 (6.87%) Security Engineer
9 9 (6.87%) Escalation Engineer
10 8 (6.11%) Team Leader
10 8 (6.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 8 (6.11%) Software Engineer
11 7 (5.34%) Junior
11 7 (5.34%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.98%) HTML
2 15 (11.45%) CSS
3 12 (9.16%) J2EE
4 11 (8.40%) Hibernate
5 10 (7.63%) JSTL
5 10 (7.63%) JSP
5 10 (7.63%) JSF
6 9 (6.87%) jQuery
6 9 (6.87%) YAML
6 9 (6.87%) RichFaces
7 7 (5.34%) JBoss Seam
7 7 (5.34%) Web Services
8 6 (4.58%) HTML5
9 4 (3.05%) RESTful
9 4 (3.05%) Ajax
9 4 (3.05%) SOAP
9 4 (3.05%) .NET
9 4 (3.05%) CSS3
10 3 (2.29%) ASP.NET
10 3 (2.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.69%) Management Information System
2 13 (9.92%) Open Source
3 6 (4.58%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.05%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (3.05%) AS400
5 3 (2.29%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.53%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.53%) Clustering
6 2 (1.53%) Firmware
6 2 (1.53%) HACMP
7 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.76%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 59 (45.04%) Windows
2 29 (22.14%) AIX
3 22 (16.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (15.27%) Solaris
4 20 (15.27%) UNIX
5 14 (10.69%) Windows 7
6 12 (9.16%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.34%) CentOS
8 5 (3.82%) Debian
9 4 (3.05%) OS/400
9 4 (3.05%) Android
9 4 (3.05%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.29%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.53%) SELinux
11 2 (1.53%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.53%) OpenBSD
11 2 (1.53%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.53%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (9.92%) Software Engineering
1 13 (9.92%) SIEM
2 11 (8.40%) Multithreading
2 11 (8.40%) E-Commerce
3 10 (7.63%) Information Security
3 10 (7.63%) Load Balancing
3 10 (7.63%) DevOps
4 9 (6.87%) Unit Testing
4 9 (6.87%) Integration Testing
4 9 (6.87%) OO
4 9 (6.87%) Project Management
4 9 (6.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (6.11%) Change Management
5 8 (6.11%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (6.11%) CRM
5 8 (6.11%) OOP
6 7 (5.34%) ITIL
6 7 (5.34%) System Testing
6 7 (5.34%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (4.58%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 34 (25.95%) Java
2 31 (23.66%) PHP
3 25 (19.08%) SQL
4 23 (17.56%) Perl
5 17 (12.98%) JavaScript
6 16 (12.21%) C
6 16 (12.21%) C++
7 14 (10.69%) Ruby
8 9 (6.87%) Python
9 6 (4.58%) Embedded C
9 6 (4.58%) Embedded C++
10 3 (2.29%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.29%) VBScript
11 2 (1.53%) Delphi
11 2 (1.53%) C#
11 2 (1.53%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.76%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.76%) RPG IV
12 1 (0.76%) RPG
Qualifications
1 27 (20.61%) Degree
2 19 (14.50%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (12.21%) JNCIS
3 16 (12.21%) CCSE
4 13 (9.92%) CISSP
5 12 (9.16%) CCNP
6 7 (5.34%) CCNA
7 6 (4.58%) CCSA
7 6 (4.58%) CEH
7 6 (4.58%) JNCIA
7 6 (4.58%) Security Cleared
8 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.29%) MCSA
10 2 (1.53%) MCP
10 2 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.76%) MCSE
11 1 (0.76%) CCSP
11 1 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.76%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.27%) PCI DSS
2 17 (12.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (6.11%) SLA
4 2 (1.53%) QA
5 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.76%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 8 (6.11%) NFS
1 8 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.82%) Squid
2 5 (3.82%) VMware ESX
3 4 (3.05%) ProxySG
3 4 (3.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (2.29%) Varnish
5 2 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.53%) KVM
5 2 (1.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.76%) Xen
6 1 (0.76%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (10.69%) Puppet
2 9 (6.87%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (5.34%) NetBackup
3 7 (5.34%) OpenView
3 7 (5.34%) Control-M
4 5 (3.82%) Nagios
5 3 (2.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (2.29%) Capistrano
6 2 (1.53%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 36 (27.48%) Cisco
2 32 (24.43%) CheckPoint
3 26 (19.85%) JBoss
4 23 (17.56%) Microsoft
5 22 (16.79%) Juniper
5 22 (16.79%) Red Hat
5 22 (16.79%) Blue Coat
5 22 (16.79%) F5
6 18 (13.74%) Websense
7 17 (12.98%) Oracle
8 12 (9.16%) VMware
8 12 (9.16%) SonicWALL
8 12 (9.16%) Aruba
8 12 (9.16%) Lumension
8 12 (9.16%) McAfee
9 11 (8.40%) Veritas
10 10 (7.63%) Apple
10 10 (7.63%) IBM
11 8 (6.11%) Dell
12 7 (5.34%) Sun
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