The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Open Source in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Open Source over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 64 83 83
Rank change year-on-year
+19 0
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 29 19 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.94% 1.64% 0.95%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.97% 4.38% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 29 19 3
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £61,000 £74,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +8.97%
Open Source
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Miscellaneous Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
416 434 379
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 42.15% 37.45% 32.56%
Number of salaries quoted 354 338 305
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £72,500 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Open Source
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Open Source across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Open Source Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Open Source
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Open Source across the Kent region.

Open Source Salary Trend in Kent

Open Source
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Open Source across the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Open Source Salary Histogram in Kent

Open Source
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Open Source within the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Canterbury -9 4 £35,000 +11.11%
Maidstone +12 3 £40,000 -13.51% 1
Dartford +2 2 £50,000 -
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Open Source 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 Open Source.

1 30 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 29 (44.62%) Java
3 28 (43.08%) PHP
4 26 (40.00%) Linux
5 25 (38.46%) Firewall
6 20 (30.77%) Migration
6 20 (30.77%) HTML
6 20 (30.77%) LAN
6 20 (30.77%) WAN
6 20 (30.77%) DHCP
6 20 (30.77%) DNS
6 20 (30.77%) Cisco
6 20 (30.77%) CCNP
6 20 (30.77%) CCNA
6 20 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (30.77%) CheckPoint
6 20 (30.77%) MPLS
6 20 (30.77%) VLAN
6 20 (30.77%) Network Monitoring
7 19 (29.23%) Python
7 19 (29.23%) Software Engineering
8 17 (26.15%) Node.js
9 16 (24.62%) Ruby
10 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (21.54%) Backbone.js
10 14 (21.54%) Apache Cordova
10 14 (21.54%) React
11 13 (20.00%) User Experience
12 11 (16.92%) MVC
12 11 (16.92%) Microsoft

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Open Source 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 Open Source. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (26.15%) Node.js
2 5 (7.69%) Apache
3 4 (6.15%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (38.46%) Firewall
2 20 (30.77%) LAN
2 20 (30.77%) WAN
2 20 (30.77%) DHCP
2 20 (30.77%) DNS
2 20 (30.77%) MPLS
2 20 (30.77%) VLAN
3 9 (13.85%) Internet
4 6 (9.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) MySQL
2 5 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.15%) Hadoop
3 4 (6.15%) Apache Hive
3 4 (6.15%) Big Data
4 3 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.85%) Subversion
3 6 (9.23%) jMock
3 6 (9.23%) Mockito
3 6 (9.23%) JUnit
4 5 (7.69%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (7.69%) TeamCity
4 5 (7.69%) PEAR
5 4 (6.15%) NUnit
5 4 (6.15%) JIRA
5 4 (6.15%) PHPUnit
6 3 (4.62%) Maven
7 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (9.23%) Games
2 5 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (33.85%) Developer
2 20 (30.77%) Network Engineer
3 13 (20.00%) Software Engineer
4 11 (16.92%) PHP Developer
4 11 (16.92%) Deployment Engineer
5 9 (13.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (13.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (12.31%) Web Developer
6 8 (12.31%) Software Developer
7 7 (10.77%) Consultant
7 7 (10.77%) Network Consultant
7 7 (10.77%) PHP Web Developer
7 7 (10.77%) Cisco Network Consultant
7 7 (10.77%) Cisco Consultant
8 6 (9.23%) Java Developer
9 5 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (7.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 4 (6.15%) Data Scientist
10 4 (6.15%) Junior
11 3 (4.62%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.77%) HTML
2 14 (21.54%) Backbone.js
2 14 (21.54%) Apache Cordova
2 14 (21.54%) React
3 10 (15.38%) Symfony
4 6 (9.23%) Spring MVC
4 6 (9.23%) jQuery
4 6 (9.23%) Yii
4 6 (9.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (9.23%) Spring
4 6 (9.23%) Hibernate
4 6 (9.23%) J2EE
4 6 (9.23%) XHTML
5 5 (7.69%) Google Maps API
6 4 (6.15%) CodeIgniter
6 4 (6.15%) Laravel
6 4 (6.15%) LAMP
6 4 (6.15%) CSS
7 3 (4.62%) HTML5
8 2 (3.08%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) User Experience
2 6 (9.23%) Social Media
2 6 (9.23%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.15%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 26 (40.00%) Linux
2 5 (7.69%) Windows
3 3 (4.62%) UNIX
4 2 (3.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.77%) Migration
1 20 (30.77%) Network Monitoring
2 19 (29.23%) Software Engineering
3 14 (21.54%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (16.92%) MVC
5 10 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (13.85%) Web Application Development
7 8 (12.31%) Build Automation
7 8 (12.31%) OO
8 6 (9.23%) TDD
8 6 (9.23%) Web Development
8 6 (9.23%) Mobile Application Development
9 5 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 5 (7.69%) DevOps
9 5 (7.69%) BDD
9 5 (7.69%) Unit Testing
10 4 (6.15%) Statistical Analysis
10 4 (6.15%) Cyber Security
10 4 (6.15%) Scrum
11 3 (4.62%) UML
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.15%) JavaScript
2 29 (44.62%) Java
3 28 (43.08%) PHP
4 19 (29.23%) Python
5 16 (24.62%) Ruby
6 5 (7.69%) PowerShell
7 4 (6.15%) R
7 4 (6.15%) SQL
8 3 (4.62%) C
8 3 (4.62%) C++
8 3 (4.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (30.77%) CCNP
1 20 (30.77%) CCNA
1 20 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (9.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (30.77%) Cisco
1 20 (30.77%) CheckPoint
2 11 (16.92%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.38%) Zend
4 7 (10.77%) Google
5 6 (9.23%) Twitter
6 5 (7.69%) VMware
6 5 (7.69%) Facebook
7 3 (4.62%) Oracle
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Pension, Healthcare, Global Travel
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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