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 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
Open Source
Rank 79 100 69
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -31
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 31 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 2.62% 0.48% 1.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.04% 1.30% 3.96%
Number of salaries quoted 29 4 10
Average salary £47,500 £57,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.39% +35.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £36,950 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.00%
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
513 462 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 43.44% 37.08% 35.96%
Number of salaries quoted 465 400 237
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 18 December 2014.

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 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
Maidstone - 5 £47,500 -
Dartford -12 3 £50,000 +11.11%
Folkestone - 1 £42,500 -
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 26 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 25 (64.10%) Java
3 23 (58.97%) Linux
4 22 (56.41%) PHP
5 19 (48.72%) HTML
6 18 (46.15%) Software Engineering
7 12 (30.77%) TDD
8 11 (28.21%) HTML5
8 11 (28.21%) Node.js
8 11 (28.21%) Python
9 10 (25.64%) Web Application Development
9 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (23.08%) User Experience
10 9 (23.08%) C
10 9 (23.08%) C++
11 8 (20.51%) OO
11 8 (20.51%) DNS
11 8 (20.51%) Internet
11 8 (20.51%) Firewall
11 8 (20.51%) VLAN
11 8 (20.51%) Degree
11 8 (20.51%) Computer Science
12 7 (17.95%) Ruby
12 7 (17.95%) Mobile App
12 7 (17.95%) Mobile Application Development
12 7 (17.95%) CSS3
12 7 (17.95%) Backbone.js
12 7 (17.95%) Multithreading
12 7 (17.95%) MySQL
12 7 (17.95%) CSS

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 11 (28.21%) Node.js
2 2 (5.13%) nginx
2 2 (5.13%) Apache
3 1 (2.56%) Joomla!
3 1 (2.56%) Drupal
3 1 (2.56%) WordPress
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) DNS
1 8 (20.51%) Internet
1 8 (20.51%) Firewall
1 8 (20.51%) VLAN
2 6 (15.38%) MPLS
2 6 (15.38%) LAN
2 6 (15.38%) WAN
2 6 (15.38%) DHCP
3 4 (10.26%) HTTP
4 2 (5.13%) SMTP
4 2 (5.13%) VRRP
4 2 (5.13%) SSL
4 2 (5.13%) SAN
4 2 (5.13%) iSCSI
4 2 (5.13%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) MySQL
2 4 (10.26%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) JUnit
1 6 (15.38%) jMock
1 6 (15.38%) Mockito
2 3 (7.69%) Subversion
2 3 (7.69%) Maven
3 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (10.26%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Software Engineer
2 13 (33.33%) Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Deployment Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Embedded C Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) C Software Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Lead Developer
6 3 (7.69%) PHP Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (48.72%) HTML
2 11 (28.21%) HTML5
3 7 (17.95%) CSS
3 7 (17.95%) CSS3
3 7 (17.95%) Backbone.js
4 6 (15.38%) Apache Cordova
4 6 (15.38%) Spring MVC
4 6 (15.38%) Hibernate
4 6 (15.38%) Spring
4 6 (15.38%) .NET
4 6 (15.38%) J2EE
4 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET
5 5 (12.82%) .NET Framework
6 3 (7.69%) XHTML
7 2 (5.13%) Memcached
7 2 (5.13%) Yii
7 2 (5.13%) Symfony
8 1 (2.56%) CakePHP
8 1 (2.56%) jQuery
8 1 (2.56%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) User Experience
2 8 (20.51%) Computer Science
3 7 (17.95%) Mobile App
4 5 (12.82%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.13%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (58.97%) Linux
2 5 (12.82%) Windows
3 4 (10.26%) UNIX
4 2 (5.13%) FreeBSD
4 2 (5.13%) Debian
4 2 (5.13%) OpenBSD
4 2 (5.13%) Ubuntu
4 2 (5.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) Software Engineering
2 12 (30.77%) TDD
3 10 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (25.64%) Web Application Development
4 8 (20.51%) OO
5 7 (17.95%) Mobile Application Development
5 7 (17.95%) Multithreading
6 6 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (15.38%) MVC
6 6 (15.38%) Migration
6 6 (15.38%) Web Development
7 5 (12.82%) OOP
7 5 (12.82%) Scrum
8 3 (7.69%) UML
8 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.69%) Build Automation
9 2 (5.13%) CRM
9 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.13%) Service Management
9 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 25 (64.10%) Java
3 22 (56.41%) PHP
4 11 (28.21%) Python
5 9 (23.08%) C
5 9 (23.08%) C++
6 7 (17.95%) Ruby
7 5 (12.82%) Embedded C
7 5 (12.82%) Embedded C++
8 4 (10.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Degree
2 6 (15.38%) CCNP
2 6 (15.38%) CCNA
2 6 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Squid
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (5.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) HAProxy
1 2 (5.13%) SELinux
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Cisco
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 6 (15.38%) CheckPoint
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) VMware
3 2 (5.13%) Zend
3 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.56%) Sony
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