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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 83 20
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -63
Permanent jobs citing Linux 129 22 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 11.75% 1.97% 9.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.04% 8.63% 35.42%
Number of salaries quoted 114 20 65
Average salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,750 £52,000 £49,300
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.56%
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
379 255 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 34.52% 22.81% 26.82%
Number of salaries quoted 327 234 175
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £51,900
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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +2 34 £44,250 -0.28% 4
Maidstone +29 24 £37,500 -
Stansted - 8 £22,500 -
Tonbridge - 8 £55,000 -
Tunbridge Wells - 7 £27,500 - 1
West Malling +7 4 £45,000 +69.81%
Sevenoaks - 4 £45,000 - 1
Dartford -9 3 £50,000 -2.43% 1
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 80 (38.28%) Java
2 75 (35.89%) Windows
3 65 (31.10%) MySQL
4 64 (30.62%) Eclipse
5 61 (29.19%) Apache
6 58 (27.75%) Cisco
7 54 (25.84%) J2EE
8 53 (25.36%) Ant
8 53 (25.36%) JSP
8 53 (25.36%) Web Services
9 49 (23.44%) Firewall
10 48 (22.97%) SQL
10 48 (22.97%) Degree
11 47 (22.49%) JBoss
12 46 (22.01%) Hibernate
13 45 (21.53%) JSTL
13 45 (21.53%) Unit Testing
13 45 (21.53%) Integration Testing
13 45 (21.53%) TestNG
13 45 (21.53%) RichFaces
13 45 (21.53%) JSF
13 45 (21.53%) JUnit
14 41 (19.62%) SOAP
15 38 (18.18%) Microsoft
16 37 (17.70%) CheckPoint
17 34 (16.27%) PHP
18 33 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
19 32 (15.31%) DNS
19 32 (15.31%) XML
20 31 (14.83%) JavaScript

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 61 (29.19%) Apache
2 47 (22.49%) JBoss
3 15 (7.18%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.83%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.83%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (3.35%) Node.js
6 5 (2.39%) CMS
7 2 (0.96%) WordPress
8 1 (0.48%) Drupal
8 1 (0.48%) Joomla!
Applications
1 21 (10.05%) MS Office
2 18 (8.61%) MS Excel
3 11 (5.26%) Photoshop
4 6 (2.87%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Magento
2 1 (0.48%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (23.44%) Firewall
2 32 (15.31%) DNS
3 28 (13.40%) WAN
4 26 (12.44%) LAN
5 24 (11.48%) VLAN
5 24 (11.48%) TCP/IP
6 20 (9.57%) DHCP
7 18 (8.61%) Cisco ASA
8 16 (7.66%) VPN
9 15 (7.18%) SAN
9 15 (7.18%) Internet
10 13 (6.22%) MPLS
11 11 (5.26%) Cisco PIX
11 11 (5.26%) LDAP
12 8 (3.83%) ADSL
12 8 (3.83%) SMTP
12 8 (3.83%) DMZ
12 8 (3.83%) Network Security
12 8 (3.83%) IMAP
12 8 (3.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (31.10%) MySQL
2 10 (4.78%) SQL Server
3 8 (3.83%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.39%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.96%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 64 (30.62%) Eclipse
2 53 (25.36%) Ant
3 45 (21.53%) JUnit
3 45 (21.53%) TestNG
4 24 (11.48%) SoapUI
5 18 (8.61%) Subversion
6 14 (6.70%) Git (software)
7 13 (6.22%) Maven
8 9 (4.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 8 (3.83%) JIRA
10 7 (3.35%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 5 (2.39%) Jenkins
12 4 (1.91%) Trac
13 2 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.96%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio
14 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (9.57%) Finance
2 10 (4.78%) Publishing
3 8 (3.83%) Banking
4 4 (1.91%) Legal
5 3 (1.44%) Marketing
6 2 (0.96%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.48%) Electronics
7 1 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 91 (43.54%) Developer
2 54 (25.84%) Java Developer
3 46 (22.01%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 21 (10.05%) Software Engineer
5 20 (9.57%) Network Engineer
5 20 (9.57%) Support Engineer
6 19 (9.09%) Administrator
6 19 (9.09%) Software Developer
7 17 (8.13%) Web Developer
8 16 (7.66%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (6.70%) Systems Engineer
10 12 (5.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 12 (5.74%) Security Engineer
10 12 (5.74%) Deployment Engineer
10 12 (5.74%) Front-End Developer
11 11 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
11 11 (5.26%) Systems Support Engineer
11 11 (5.26%) Systems Support
12 9 (4.31%) Senior Developer
12 9 (4.31%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (25.84%) J2EE
2 53 (25.36%) JSP
2 53 (25.36%) Web Services
3 46 (22.01%) Hibernate
4 45 (21.53%) JSF
4 45 (21.53%) JSTL
4 45 (21.53%) RichFaces
5 41 (19.62%) SOAP
6 32 (15.31%) XML
7 31 (14.83%) HTML
8 26 (12.44%) CSS
8 26 (12.44%) JSON
9 24 (11.48%) RESTful
10 23 (11.00%) FreeMarker
11 22 (10.53%) REST
12 18 (8.61%) HTML5
13 13 (6.22%) CSS3
14 10 (4.78%) jQuery
15 9 (4.31%) Sass
16 8 (3.83%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.00%) Computer Science
1 23 (11.00%) Open Source
2 21 (10.05%) Management Information System
3 16 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (5.26%) User Experience
5 10 (4.78%) Social Media
6 9 (4.31%) Mathematics
6 9 (4.31%) Physics
7 8 (3.83%) iPhone
7 8 (3.83%) Visualisation
7 8 (3.83%) HACMP
7 8 (3.83%) Blackberry
7 8 (3.83%) Clustering
7 8 (3.83%) PDA
8 6 (2.87%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.39%) Device Driver
9 5 (2.39%) Mainframe
9 5 (2.39%) Embedded Systems
9 5 (2.39%) Social Network
10 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 75 (35.89%) Windows
2 30 (14.35%) UNIX
2 30 (14.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (11.48%) AIX
4 21 (10.05%) Windows XP
4 21 (10.05%) Windows 7
5 18 (8.61%) Android
6 17 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (8.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (8.13%) Solaris
7 16 (7.66%) CentOS
8 10 (4.78%) Apple iOS
9 8 (3.83%) Windows 8
9 8 (3.83%) Windows Vista
9 8 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (3.35%) Ubuntu
11 6 (2.87%) Embedded Linux
12 5 (2.39%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.96%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (21.53%) Unit Testing
1 45 (21.53%) Integration Testing
2 27 (12.92%) Content Management
3 26 (12.44%) Software Engineering
4 24 (11.48%) OO
5 22 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (10.05%) OOD
7 19 (9.09%) Multivariate Testing
7 19 (9.09%) Software Architecture
8 17 (8.13%) Migration
9 16 (7.66%) Time Management
9 16 (7.66%) DevOps
10 15 (7.18%) Multithreading
10 15 (7.18%) Scrum
10 15 (7.18%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (7.18%) E-Commerce
10 15 (7.18%) OOP
11 13 (6.22%) Configuration Management
11 13 (6.22%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (4.78%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 80 (38.28%) Java
2 48 (22.97%) SQL
3 34 (16.27%) PHP
4 31 (14.83%) C++
4 31 (14.83%) JavaScript
5 28 (13.40%) C
6 20 (9.57%) Perl
7 15 (7.18%) Python
8 11 (5.26%) Embedded C
9 9 (4.31%) Shell Script
10 8 (3.83%) MATLAB
10 8 (3.83%) AspectJ
11 7 (3.35%) C#
11 7 (3.35%) Scala
12 4 (1.91%) Embedded C++
13 3 (1.44%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.96%) R
14 2 (0.96%) Fortran
14 2 (0.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 48 (22.97%) Degree
2 33 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (11.96%) CCNP
4 22 (10.53%) CCNA
5 11 (5.26%) JNCIS
5 11 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 11 (5.26%) CCSE
6 5 (2.39%) CCSA
6 5 (2.39%) JNCIA
6 5 (2.39%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.39%) CCSP
7 4 (1.91%) CISSP
8 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.44%) MCSE
9 2 (0.96%) Postgraduate
9 2 (0.96%) CEH
10 1 (0.48%) MCSA
10 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.78%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.87%) SLA
4 3 (1.44%) QA
System Software
1 26 (12.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (6.70%) Hyper-V
3 12 (5.74%) vSphere
4 11 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 10 (4.78%) NFS
6 8 (3.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 7 (3.35%) VMware ESX
8 6 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.91%) Firmware
10 3 (1.44%) Active Directory
11 2 (0.96%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.48%) Squid
Systems Management
1 15 (7.18%) Puppet
2 11 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (4.31%) NetBackup
4 8 (3.83%) Backup Exec
4 8 (3.83%) OpenView
4 8 (3.83%) Control-M
5 5 (2.39%) Capistrano
5 5 (2.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.96%) SCCM
7 1 (0.48%) Salt
Vendors
1 58 (27.75%) Cisco
2 38 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 37 (17.70%) CheckPoint
4 30 (14.35%) VMware
5 29 (13.88%) IBM
6 28 (13.40%) Red Hat
7 22 (10.53%) HP
8 19 (9.09%) Oracle
8 19 (9.09%) Juniper
9 18 (8.61%) Blue Coat
9 18 (8.61%) Websense
10 17 (8.13%) F5
11 15 (7.18%) Apple
12 13 (6.22%) Veritas
12 13 (6.22%) McAfee
12 13 (6.22%) SonicWALL
13 12 (5.74%) Lumension
13 12 (5.74%) Aruba
14 11 (5.26%) Symantec
14 11 (5.26%) Sun
Ashford, Kent
TEKsystems
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
IT Connections
Salary: £35,000 to £45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Sittingbourne
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + benfits
Posted: 3 days ago
Dover, Kent
Expert Employment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dartford
Sovereign Business Resources
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Sittingbourne
Pearson Whiffin
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Competitive benefits
Posted: 20 days ago