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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Source
Rank 67 102 65
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -37
Permanent jobs citing Open Source 40 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.65% 0.53% 1.56%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 7.97% 1.33% 4.38%
Number of salaries quoted 34 4 10
Average salary £47,500 £60,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.83% +41.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,750 £43,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £70,000 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+8.23% +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
502 450 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 45.84% 40.00% 35.70%
Number of salaries quoted 441 372 213
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 23 January 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 23 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
Maidstone +20 9 £47,500 +5.55% 2
Dartford - 2 £41,250 -
Open Source
South East

Open Source
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 28 (59.57%) JavaScript
2 26 (55.32%) Java
3 24 (51.06%) Linux
4 23 (48.94%) PHP
5 19 (40.43%) Software Engineering
6 18 (38.30%) HTML
7 16 (34.04%) Firewall
8 15 (31.91%) Python
8 15 (31.91%) Node.js
9 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
10 11 (23.40%) DNS
10 11 (23.40%) VLAN
10 11 (23.40%) User Experience
11 10 (21.28%) Web Application Development
11 10 (21.28%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (21.28%) Ruby
11 10 (21.28%) TDD
11 10 (21.28%) Backbone.js
11 10 (21.28%) HTML5
11 10 (21.28%) LAN
11 10 (21.28%) WAN
11 10 (21.28%) DHCP
11 10 (21.28%) CheckPoint
11 10 (21.28%) CCNP
11 10 (21.28%) CCNA
11 10 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (21.28%) MPLS
11 10 (21.28%) Cisco
11 10 (21.28%) Migration

Open Source
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 15 (31.91%) Node.js
2 1 (2.13%) Apache
2 1 (2.13%) WordPress
2 1 (2.13%) nginx
2 1 (2.13%) Drupal
2 1 (2.13%) Joomla!
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.04%) Firewall
2 11 (23.40%) DNS
2 11 (23.40%) VLAN
3 10 (21.28%) LAN
3 10 (21.28%) WAN
3 10 (21.28%) DHCP
3 10 (21.28%) MPLS
4 8 (17.02%) Internet
5 3 (6.38%) HTTP
6 1 (2.13%) VRRP
6 1 (2.13%) SAN
6 1 (2.13%) IPsec
6 1 (2.13%) SMTP
6 1 (2.13%) SSL
6 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) MySQL
2 3 (6.38%) MongoDB
2 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Mockito
1 6 (12.77%) jMock
1 6 (12.77%) JUnit
2 5 (10.64%) TeamCity
2 5 (10.64%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (8.51%) NUnit
4 3 (6.38%) Subversion
4 3 (6.38%) Maven
5 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.51%) Marketing
2 1 (2.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Software Engineer
2 12 (25.53%) Developer
3 10 (21.28%) Deployment Engineer
3 10 (21.28%) Network Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.64%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Lead Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) PHP Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Lead Java Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Embedded C Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) C Software Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Embedded C++ Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (38.30%) HTML
2 10 (21.28%) Backbone.js
2 10 (21.28%) HTML5
3 9 (19.15%) Apache Cordova
4 6 (12.77%) Spring MVC
4 6 (12.77%) Spring
4 6 (12.77%) J2EE
4 6 (12.77%) Hibernate
5 5 (10.64%) CSS
5 5 (10.64%) CSS3
6 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
6 4 (8.51%) .NET
7 3 (6.38%) XHTML
7 3 (6.38%) .NET Framework
8 2 (4.26%) Yii
8 2 (4.26%) Symfony
9 1 (2.13%) DOM
9 1 (2.13%) CakePHP
9 1 (2.13%) Memcached
9 1 (2.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) User Experience
2 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
2 7 (14.89%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.38%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (4.26%) Social Media
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (51.06%) Linux
2 8 (17.02%) Windows
3 5 (10.64%) UNIX
4 1 (2.13%) Debian
4 1 (2.13%) OpenBSD
4 1 (2.13%) FreeBSD
4 1 (2.13%) CentOS
4 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) Software Engineering
2 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) Web Application Development
3 10 (21.28%) Network Monitoring
3 10 (21.28%) TDD
3 10 (21.28%) Migration
4 8 (17.02%) Build Automation
5 7 (14.89%) Mobile Application Development
6 6 (12.77%) Web Development
6 6 (12.77%) Multithreading
6 6 (12.77%) OO
6 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
6 6 (12.77%) MVC
6 6 (12.77%) Scrum
7 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (10.64%) DevOps
8 3 (6.38%) UML
8 3 (6.38%) OOP
9 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 28 (59.57%) JavaScript
2 26 (55.32%) Java
3 23 (48.94%) PHP
4 15 (31.91%) Python
5 10 (21.28%) Ruby
6 8 (17.02%) C
6 8 (17.02%) C++
7 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
7 5 (10.64%) Scala
8 3 (6.38%) Embedded C
8 3 (6.38%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) CCNP
1 10 (21.28%) CCNA
1 10 (21.28%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.64%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.13%) Squid
3 1 (2.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) Puppet
2 1 (2.13%) SELinux
2 1 (2.13%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.28%) CheckPoint
2 10 (21.28%) Cisco
3 6 (12.77%) VMware
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle
5 2 (4.26%) Zend
6 1 (2.13%) Sony
6 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
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