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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 27 36 8
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -28
Permanent jobs citing Linux 1 5 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 0.97% 2.91% 19.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.57% 10.20% 55.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 16
Average salary £47,500 £46,250 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.70% +60.86%
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.89%
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
28 49 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Maidstone 27.18% 28.49% 35.37%
Number of salaries quoted 26 32 28
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,550 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,500 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Maidstone

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (85.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) CCNA
2 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (55.00%) CheckPoint
2 11 (55.00%) Firewall
3 10 (50.00%) Migration
3 10 (50.00%) VLAN
3 10 (50.00%) MPLS
3 10 (50.00%) CCNP
3 10 (50.00%) LAN
3 10 (50.00%) WAN
3 10 (50.00%) DHCP
3 10 (50.00%) DNS
3 10 (50.00%) Open Source
3 10 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
4 7 (35.00%) CentOS
5 6 (30.00%) VMware
5 6 (30.00%) VMware ESX
5 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (30.00%) SAN
5 6 (30.00%) HP
5 6 (30.00%) Citrix
5 6 (30.00%) IBM
5 6 (30.00%) vSphere
5 6 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (15.00%) Apache
6 3 (15.00%) MySQL
7 2 (10.00%) Photoshop

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Maidstone by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (15.00%) Apache
2 2 (10.00%) Joomla!
2 2 (10.00%) WordPress
2 2 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Photoshop
1 2 (10.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) Firewall
2 10 (50.00%) VLAN
2 10 (50.00%) MPLS
2 10 (50.00%) LAN
2 10 (50.00%) WAN
2 10 (50.00%) DHCP
2 10 (50.00%) DNS
3 6 (30.00%) SAN
4 2 (10.00%) Intranet
4 2 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 10 (50.00%) Deployment Engineer
2 7 (35.00%) Systems Administrator
2 7 (35.00%) Administrator
3 6 (30.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 6 (30.00%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
1 2 (10.00%) CSS
1 2 (10.00%) XML
1 2 (10.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) CentOS
2 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Migration
1 10 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (10.00%) Web Development
3 1 (5.00%) DevOps
3 1 (5.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PHP
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
1 2 (10.00%) Java
1 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.00%) Python
2 1 (5.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) CCNA
1 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (50.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) CCSA
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) VMware ESX
1 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (30.00%) vSphere
1 6 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Salt
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) HP
4 6 (30.00%) Citrix
4 6 (30.00%) IBM
5 2 (10.00%) Adobe
6 1 (5.00%) Trend Micro
6 1 (5.00%) SaltStack
6 1 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) Lumension
6 1 (5.00%) Aruba
6 1 (5.00%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) McAfee
6 1 (5.00%) Websense
6 1 (5.00%) Clearswift