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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 59 101 83
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -18
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 33 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.44% 0.88% 0.99%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.93% 2.28% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 33 11 4
Average salary £45,000 £31,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -28.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,500 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £71,250
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
416 482 402
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 43.38% 38.35% 33.03%
Number of salaries quoted 363 350 315
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £72,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,250
% change year-on-year
- +4.57%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Maidstone +34 8 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Canterbury -12 4 £35,000 +11.11%
Dartford - 2 £50,000 -
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 38 (50.67%) JavaScript
2 36 (48.00%) PHP
2 36 (48.00%) Linux
3 33 (44.00%) Java
4 29 (38.67%) Firewall
5 26 (34.67%) HTML
6 25 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 24 (32.00%) VLAN
7 24 (32.00%) LAN
7 24 (32.00%) WAN
7 24 (32.00%) DHCP
7 24 (32.00%) Cisco
7 24 (32.00%) Migration
7 24 (32.00%) CCNP
7 24 (32.00%) CCNA
7 24 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (32.00%) CheckPoint
7 24 (32.00%) DNS
7 24 (32.00%) MPLS
7 24 (32.00%) Network Monitoring
8 23 (30.67%) Python
9 21 (28.00%) Node.js
10 18 (24.00%) Ruby
11 17 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (22.67%) User Experience
12 16 (21.33%) Backbone.js
13 15 (20.00%) Apache Cordova
13 15 (20.00%) React
14 12 (16.00%) MySQL
15 11 (14.67%) Microsoft

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 21 (28.00%) Node.js
2 5 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (1.33%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.33%) Drupal
3 1 (1.33%) WordPress
3 1 (1.33%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (38.67%) Firewall
2 24 (32.00%) VLAN
2 24 (32.00%) DNS
2 24 (32.00%) LAN
2 24 (32.00%) WAN
2 24 (32.00%) DHCP
2 24 (32.00%) MPLS
3 11 (14.67%) Internet
4 6 (8.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.00%) MySQL
2 6 (8.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.33%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (14.67%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.67%) Subversion
3 6 (8.00%) JUnit
3 6 (8.00%) jMock
3 6 (8.00%) Mockito
4 5 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (6.67%) TeamCity
5 4 (5.33%) NUnit
5 4 (5.33%) PEAR
5 4 (5.33%) PHPUnit
5 4 (5.33%) JIRA
6 3 (4.00%) Maven
7 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (9.33%) Marketing
2 5 (6.67%) Games
3 1 (1.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (32.00%) Network Engineer
2 23 (30.67%) Developer
3 20 (26.67%) Software Engineer
4 15 (20.00%) Deployment Engineer
5 12 (16.00%) PHP Developer
6 9 (12.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (10.67%) Software Developer
8 7 (9.33%) Network Consultant
8 7 (9.33%) Web Developer
8 7 (9.33%) Consultant
8 7 (9.33%) PHP Web Developer
8 7 (9.33%) Cisco Consultant
8 7 (9.33%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 6 (8.00%) Java Developer
10 5 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (6.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 4 (5.33%) Senior Developer
12 3 (4.00%) Lead Developer
12 3 (4.00%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (34.67%) HTML
2 16 (21.33%) Backbone.js
3 15 (20.00%) Apache Cordova
3 15 (20.00%) React
4 10 (13.33%) Symfony
5 9 (12.00%) HTML5
6 8 (10.67%) CSS
7 7 (9.33%) XHTML
8 6 (8.00%) J2EE
8 6 (8.00%) jQuery
8 6 (8.00%) Hibernate
8 6 (8.00%) Spring
8 6 (8.00%) Spring MVC
8 6 (8.00%) Yii
9 5 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (5.33%) CSS3
10 4 (5.33%) Laravel
10 4 (5.33%) Google Maps API
10 4 (5.33%) CodeIgniter
10 4 (5.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.67%) User Experience
2 9 (12.00%) Computer Science
3 7 (9.33%) Mobile App
4 6 (8.00%) Social Media
5 1 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 36 (48.00%) Linux
2 6 (8.00%) Windows
3 5 (6.67%) UNIX
4 2 (2.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 24 (32.00%) Migration
2 24 (32.00%) Network Monitoring
3 17 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (14.67%) MVC
5 10 (13.33%) Web Application Development
6 9 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (12.00%) TDD
7 8 (10.67%) OO
7 8 (10.67%) Build Automation
8 7 (9.33%) Mobile Application Development
9 6 (8.00%) Web Development
10 5 (6.67%) Configuration Management
10 5 (6.67%) Scrum
10 5 (6.67%) DevOps
11 4 (5.33%) Unit Testing
11 4 (5.33%) Multithreading
11 4 (5.33%) BDD
12 3 (4.00%) UML
13 2 (2.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 38 (50.67%) JavaScript
2 36 (48.00%) PHP
3 33 (44.00%) Java
4 23 (30.67%) Python
5 18 (24.00%) Ruby
6 6 (8.00%) C
6 6 (8.00%) C++
7 5 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 5 (6.67%) Scala
8 1 (1.33%) R
8 1 (1.33%) SQL
8 1 (1.33%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 24 (32.00%) CCNP
1 24 (32.00%) CCNA
1 24 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (32.00%) Cisco
1 24 (32.00%) CheckPoint
2 11 (14.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (13.33%) Zend
4 6 (8.00%) Google
5 5 (6.67%) Twitter
5 5 (6.67%) VMware
6 4 (5.33%) Facebook
7 3 (4.00%) Oracle
8 1 (1.33%) Sony
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