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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 54 102 79
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -23
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 38 10 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.99% 0.81% 0.80%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 8.84% 1.93% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 35 10 4
Average salary £47,500 £31,500 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.79% -28.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,500 £33,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,000 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
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
430 518 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 45.17% 42.11% 33.92%
Number of salaries quoted 379 377 305
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £72,500 £51,500
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 30 March 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 30 March 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 +36 10 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Canterbury -13 2 £35,000 +11.11%
Dartford - 1 £50,000 -
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 37 (51.39%) JavaScript
2 35 (48.61%) Linux
3 33 (45.83%) PHP
3 33 (45.83%) Java
4 28 (38.89%) Firewall
5 26 (36.11%) Software Engineering
6 23 (31.94%) VLAN
6 23 (31.94%) Migration
6 23 (31.94%) CCNP
6 23 (31.94%) CCNA
6 23 (31.94%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (31.94%) CheckPoint
6 23 (31.94%) DNS
6 23 (31.94%) MPLS
6 23 (31.94%) HTML
6 23 (31.94%) Python
6 23 (31.94%) LAN
6 23 (31.94%) WAN
6 23 (31.94%) DHCP
6 23 (31.94%) Cisco
6 23 (31.94%) Network Monitoring
7 21 (29.17%) Node.js
8 18 (25.00%) Ruby
9 17 (23.61%) User Experience
10 16 (22.22%) Backbone.js
10 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (20.83%) Apache Cordova
11 15 (20.83%) React
12 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
13 10 (13.89%) Internet

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (29.17%) Node.js
2 3 (4.17%) Apache
3 1 (1.39%) Joomla!
3 1 (1.39%) Drupal
3 1 (1.39%) WordPress
3 1 (1.39%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (38.89%) Firewall
2 23 (31.94%) VLAN
2 23 (31.94%) DNS
2 23 (31.94%) LAN
2 23 (31.94%) WAN
2 23 (31.94%) DHCP
2 23 (31.94%) MPLS
3 10 (13.89%) Internet
4 5 (6.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) MySQL
2 5 (6.94%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.39%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.39%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.72%) Subversion
3 6 (8.33%) JUnit
3 6 (8.33%) jMock
3 6 (8.33%) Mockito
4 5 (6.94%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (6.94%) TeamCity
5 4 (5.56%) NUnit
6 3 (4.17%) Maven
6 3 (4.17%) PEAR
7 2 (2.78%) PHPUnit
7 2 (2.78%) JIRA
8 1 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (8.33%) Marketing
2 4 (5.56%) Games
3 1 (1.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (31.94%) Network Engineer
2 21 (29.17%) Software Engineer
3 20 (27.78%) Developer
4 15 (20.83%) Deployment Engineer
5 9 (12.50%) PHP Developer
6 8 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (9.72%) Consultant
7 7 (9.72%) Network Consultant
7 7 (9.72%) Software Developer
7 7 (9.72%) Cisco Consultant
7 7 (9.72%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 6 (8.33%) PHP Web Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Web Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Java Developer
9 5 (6.94%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (6.94%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 4 (5.56%) Senior Developer
11 3 (4.17%) Lead Developer
11 3 (4.17%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (31.94%) HTML
2 16 (22.22%) Backbone.js
3 15 (20.83%) Apache Cordova
3 15 (20.83%) React
4 9 (12.50%) HTML5
5 7 (9.72%) Symfony
6 6 (8.33%) Hibernate
6 6 (8.33%) Spring
6 6 (8.33%) Spring MVC
6 6 (8.33%) J2EE
6 6 (8.33%) CSS
6 6 (8.33%) XHTML
7 5 (6.94%) jQuery
7 5 (6.94%) Yii
8 4 (5.56%) CSS3
8 4 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (4.17%) .NET Framework
9 3 (4.17%) Google Maps API
9 3 (4.17%) ASP.NET
9 3 (4.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.61%) User Experience
2 9 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 7 (9.72%) Mobile App
4 5 (6.94%) Social Media
5 2 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 35 (48.61%) Linux
2 7 (9.72%) Windows
3 5 (6.94%) UNIX
4 2 (2.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.11%) Software Engineering
2 23 (31.94%) Migration
2 23 (31.94%) Network Monitoring
3 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (13.89%) Web Application Development
5 9 (12.50%) TDD
5 9 (12.50%) MVC
6 8 (11.11%) OO
6 8 (11.11%) Build Automation
6 8 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (9.72%) Mobile Application Development
8 6 (8.33%) Web Development
9 5 (6.94%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.94%) Scrum
9 5 (6.94%) Multithreading
9 5 (6.94%) DevOps
10 3 (4.17%) BDD
10 3 (4.17%) Unit Testing
10 3 (4.17%) UML
11 2 (2.78%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 37 (51.39%) JavaScript
2 33 (45.83%) PHP
2 33 (45.83%) Java
3 23 (31.94%) Python
4 18 (25.00%) Ruby
5 7 (9.72%) C
5 7 (9.72%) C++
6 5 (6.94%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.94%) Scala
7 2 (2.78%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.78%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.39%) R
8 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (31.94%) CCNP
1 23 (31.94%) CCNA
1 23 (31.94%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (6.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (31.94%) Cisco
1 23 (31.94%) CheckPoint
2 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.72%) Zend
4 5 (6.94%) VMware
4 5 (6.94%) Google
5 4 (5.56%) Twitter
6 3 (4.17%) Oracle
6 3 (4.17%) Facebook
7 1 (1.39%) Sony
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