The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT jobs advertised for the Maidstone region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux 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
Linux
Rank 7 38 6
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -32
Permanent jobs citing Linux 24 6 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 18.90% 3.24% 22.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.38% 8.96% 63.64%
Number of salaries quoted 22 6 13
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £37,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £38,925
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +2.76%
Linux
Kent

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

Operating Systems Category
Maidstone
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
58 67 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 45.67% 36.22% 35.48%
Number of salaries quoted 51 61 21
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux across the Maidstone region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Maidstone

Linux
Salary Trend in Maidstone

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

Linux Salary Trend in Maidstone

Linux
Salary Histogram in Maidstone

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux across the Maidstone region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Linux Salary Histogram in Maidstone

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Maidstone region citing Linux 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 Linux.

1 27 (75.00%) Cisco
2 21 (58.33%) CheckPoint
3 20 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (52.78%) Firewall
5 16 (44.44%) LAN
5 16 (44.44%) WAN
6 15 (41.67%) CCNP
7 14 (38.89%) Windows
7 14 (38.89%) Juniper
7 14 (38.89%) Blue Coat
8 13 (36.11%) SonicWALL
8 13 (36.11%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (36.11%) Windows 7
8 13 (36.11%) F5
8 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
8 13 (36.11%) McAfee
8 13 (36.11%) Websense
8 13 (36.11%) MS Office
8 13 (36.11%) CCNA
8 13 (36.11%) Windows XP
9 12 (33.33%) Aruba
9 12 (33.33%) Lumension
10 9 (25.00%) Open Source
10 9 (25.00%) CentOS
10 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
11 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
11 8 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (22.22%) Network Security
12 7 (19.44%) Cisco PIX
12 7 (19.44%) JNCIS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the Maidstone region citing Linux 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 Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) CMS
2 1 (2.78%) Joomla!
2 1 (2.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (36.11%) MS Office
2 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 19 (52.78%) Firewall
2 16 (44.44%) LAN
2 16 (44.44%) WAN
3 13 (36.11%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (22.22%) Network Security
5 7 (19.44%) VLAN
5 7 (19.44%) Cisco PIX
5 7 (19.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (19.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 7 (19.44%) DHCP
5 7 (19.44%) DNS
5 7 (19.44%) MPLS
6 6 (16.67%) SAN
6 6 (16.67%) Internet
7 3 (8.33%) OSPF
7 3 (8.33%) BGP
7 3 (8.33%) RIP
8 1 (2.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (2.78%) Legal
1 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 12 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 12 (33.33%) Administrator
3 9 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 9 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 9 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
4 8 (22.22%) Security Engineer
5 7 (19.44%) Deployment Engineer
6 6 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (13.89%) Technical Support
7 5 (13.89%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (13.89%) Technical Engineer
7 5 (13.89%) Technical Support Engineer
7 5 (13.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 4 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (8.33%) Junior
9 3 (8.33%) Systems Support
9 3 (8.33%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) HTML
1 3 (8.33%) CSS
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.56%) LAMP
2 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.56%) HTML5
2 2 (5.56%) CSS3
3 1 (2.78%) NancyFx
3 1 (2.78%) Apache Flex
3 1 (2.78%) CakePHP
3 1 (2.78%) Ajax
3 1 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows XP
2 13 (36.11%) Windows 7
3 9 (25.00%) CentOS
4 8 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) CRM
1 7 (19.44%) Change Management
1 7 (19.44%) Migration
1 7 (19.44%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (8.33%) DevOps
2 3 (8.33%) Network Design
3 2 (5.56%) OOP
3 2 (5.56%) TDD
4 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
4 1 (2.78%) Requirements Management
4 1 (2.78%) Web Development
4 1 (2.78%) Web Application Development
4 1 (2.78%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (2.78%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) PHP
2 3 (8.33%) Java
2 3 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.78%) Perl
3 1 (2.78%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) Python
3 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (41.67%) CCNP
3 13 (36.11%) CCNA
4 7 (19.44%) CCSE
4 7 (19.44%) JNCIS
5 6 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 5 (13.89%) CCSP
6 5 (13.89%) JNCIA
6 5 (13.89%) CCSA
7 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) VMware ESX
1 6 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (16.67%) vSphere
1 6 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Puppet
1 1 (2.78%) Salt
Vendors
1 27 (75.00%) Cisco
2 21 (58.33%) CheckPoint
3 14 (38.89%) Blue Coat
3 14 (38.89%) Juniper
4 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
4 13 (36.11%) SonicWALL
4 13 (36.11%) McAfee
4 13 (36.11%) Websense
4 13 (36.11%) F5
5 12 (33.33%) Lumension
5 12 (33.33%) Aruba
6 9 (25.00%) Red Hat
7 6 (16.67%) HP
7 6 (16.67%) Citrix
7 6 (16.67%) IBM
7 6 (16.67%) VMware
8 5 (13.89%) Trend Micro
8 5 (13.89%) Clearswift
9 1 (2.78%) Sony
9 1 (2.78%) Adobe