Period
to 26 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 26 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
South East > Kent
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 30 20
Rank change year-on-year -35 -10 +3
Permanent jobs citing Linux 48 112 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.15% 7.39% 9.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.39% 30.60% 32.30%
Number of salaries quoted 48 81 171
Kent median annual salary £47,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.50% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £53,750 £60,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Kent with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 261 366 610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 22.58% 24.16% 28.95%
Number of salaries quoted 236 289 537
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £55,000
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.20% +3.75%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Kent

Linux
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Linux in Kent

Linux
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Kent over the 6 months to 26 May 2018.

Salary histogram for Linux in Kent

Linux
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Kent region over the 6 months to 26 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone +8 13 £33,250 -16.88% 3
Dartford +4 7 £45,000 +100.00% 2
Chatham +2 4 £40,000 +33.33% 3
Dover +5 3 £52,500 - 1
Folkestone +12 2 - -
Sevenoaks +4 2 £42,500 -19.05%
Rochester +1 2 - -
West Malling -1 2 £43,000 +29.32%
Tunbridge Wells -12 2 £53,500 +52.86%
Aylesford - 1 £30,000 - 1
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Linux.

1 16 (33.33%) Java
1 16 (33.33%) Windows
2 14 (29.17%) SQL
3 13 (27.08%) Cisco
3 13 (27.08%) VMware
3 13 (27.08%) NoSQL
4 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 12 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 12 (25.00%) CCNA
4 12 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (25.00%) Firewall
5 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (18.75%) Junos
6 9 (18.75%) IP Telephony
6 9 (18.75%) Network Design
6 9 (18.75%) VLAN
6 9 (18.75%) Degree
6 9 (18.75%) CCNP
6 9 (18.75%) VPN
6 9 (18.75%) MySQL
6 9 (18.75%) Python
6 9 (18.75%) ADSL
6 9 (18.75%) VoIP
7 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 8 (16.67%) C++

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (12.50%) Apache
2 5 (10.42%) GlassFish
2 5 (10.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Simulink
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.42%) Zapier
2 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.25%) GitHub
3 3 (6.25%) Heroku
4 2 (4.17%) Firebase
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.00%) Firewall
2 9 (18.75%) ADSL
2 9 (18.75%) IP Telephony
2 9 (18.75%) Junos
2 9 (18.75%) VLAN
2 9 (18.75%) VoIP
2 9 (18.75%) VPN
3 3 (6.25%) Internet
3 3 (6.25%) LAN
3 3 (6.25%) WAN
4 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.08%) NoSQL
2 9 (18.75%) MySQL
3 7 (14.58%) MongoDB
4 3 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (6.25%) MariaDB
4 3 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (4.17%) CouchDB
6 1 (2.08%) Blockchain
6 1 (2.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 12 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.42%) Bitbucket
2 5 (10.42%) JIRA
2 5 (10.42%) JUnit
2 5 (10.42%) Maven
2 5 (10.42%) NetBeans
3 2 (4.17%) Subversion
4 1 (2.08%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 6 (12.50%) Automotive
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Aerospace
2 2 (4.17%) Electronics
2 2 (4.17%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (33.33%) Developer
2 10 (20.83%) Java Developer
2 10 (20.83%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Senior Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (18.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (18.75%) Senior Java Developer
4 8 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
5 6 (12.50%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Embedded Java Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Embedded Linux Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Java Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Python Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Architect
6 5 (10.42%) DBA
6 5 (10.42%) Java Architect
6 5 (10.42%) Senior Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.50%) CSS
1 6 (12.50%) HTML
1 6 (12.50%) jQuery
2 5 (10.42%) AngularJS
2 5 (10.42%) Hibernate
2 5 (10.42%) JSON
2 5 (10.42%) RabbitMQ
2 5 (10.42%) Spring
2 5 (10.42%) Spring Boot
2 5 (10.42%) Spring MVC
2 5 (10.42%) XML
3 3 (6.25%) LAMP
3 3 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.08%) Laravel
4 1 (2.08%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (6.25%) Replication
3 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.08%) Fintech
4 1 (2.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) Windows
2 12 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.42%) Ubuntu
5 3 (6.25%) Debian
6 2 (4.17%) CentOS
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (4.17%) Unix
7 1 (2.08%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.08%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.75%) Network Design
2 9 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (16.67%) DevOps
3 8 (16.67%) MVC
4 7 (14.58%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
4 7 (14.58%) Validation
5 5 (10.42%) Change Management
5 5 (10.42%) CRM
5 5 (10.42%) SOA
6 4 (8.33%) OOP
7 3 (6.25%) Machine Learning
7 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.25%) People Management
7 3 (6.25%) Risk Management
7 3 (6.25%) SOLID
7 3 (6.25%) TDD
8 2 (4.17%) Power Management
8 2 (4.17%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (33.33%) Java
2 14 (29.17%) SQL
3 9 (18.75%) Python
4 8 (16.67%) C++
4 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 6 (12.50%) C#
6 5 (10.42%) Java 8
7 4 (8.33%) Perl
8 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
8 3 (6.25%) Embedded C++
8 3 (6.25%) Ruby
9 2 (4.17%) C
9 2 (4.17%) MATLAB
9 2 (4.17%) PHP
10 1 (2.08%) Ada
10 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.08%) R
10 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) CCNA
1 12 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (18.75%) CCNP
2 9 (18.75%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) MCSA
3 1 (2.08%) MCSE
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Docker
2 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.08%) Firmware
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Galera Cluster
1 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) Cisco
1 13 (27.08%) VMware
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) Percona
3 2 (4.17%) Citrix
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle
3 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.08%) Google
4 1 (2.08%) Juniper
4 1 (2.08%) Wind River