Period
to 17 June 2019

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 17 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
South East > Kent
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 69 25
Rank change year-on-year -1 -44 -4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 24 44 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.69% 3.70% 7.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.48% 17.05% 31.47%
Number of salaries quoted 19 43 90
Kent median annual salary £35,000 £46,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.73% +16.25% -
10th Percentile £21,500 £27,500 £26,875
90th Percentile £48,500 £58,750 £53,875
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 209 258 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 23.40% 21.72% 25.35%
Number of salaries quoted 161 242 306
Kent median annual salary £36,500 £38,415 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.99% +9.76% -
10th Percentile £19,750 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £52,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,133
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.87% +1.52%

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 17 June 2019.

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 17 June 2019. 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 -5 7 £29,000 -12.78%
Whitstable - 5 £34,000 -
West Malling +6 2 £42,500 -1.16%
Rochester +2 1 - - 2
Dartford -6 1 - -
Edenbridge - 1 £43,000 -
Swanley - 1 £24,500 - 1
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) Cisco
3 11 (45.83%) Firewall
4 10 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 9 (37.50%) VMware
6 8 (33.33%) IP Telephony
6 8 (33.33%) Wireless
6 8 (33.33%) DHCP
6 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 8 (33.33%) DNS
6 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (29.17%) DFS Replication
7 7 (29.17%) Windows 10
7 7 (29.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 7 (29.17%) LAN
7 7 (29.17%) Unix
7 7 (29.17%) ITIL
7 7 (29.17%) WAN
7 7 (29.17%) SLA
7 7 (29.17%) Citrix
7 7 (29.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (29.17%) Thin Client
7 7 (29.17%) Terminal Server
7 7 (29.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (29.17%) Incident Management
7 7 (29.17%) Replication
7 7 (29.17%) Application Packaging
7 7 (29.17%) WSUS
7 7 (29.17%) Fat Client

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 3 (12.50%) Confluence
1 3 (12.50%) nginx
2 2 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) Firewall
2 8 (33.33%) DHCP
2 8 (33.33%) DNS
2 8 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 8 (33.33%) Wireless
3 7 (29.17%) LAN
3 7 (29.17%) WAN
4 3 (12.50%) VoIP
4 3 (12.50%) VPN
5 2 (8.33%) VLAN
6 1 (4.17%) ADSL
6 1 (4.17%) BGP
6 1 (4.17%) CDMA
6 1 (4.17%) GSM
6 1 (4.17%) Internet
6 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.17%) LTE
6 1 (4.17%) OSPF
6 1 (4.17%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (4.17%) Artifactory
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) Maven
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
1 3 (12.50%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Advertising
2 1 (4.17%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Military
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Administrator
3 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) JIRA Administrator
4 3 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) IT Support
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Information Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Information Security Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) CSS
1 3 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (8.33%) jQuery
2 2 (8.33%) LAMP
2 2 (8.33%) React
2 2 (8.33%) Symfony
2 2 (8.33%) Vue.js
3 1 (4.17%) Node.js
3 1 (4.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Fat Client
1 7 (29.17%) Replication
1 7 (29.17%) Thin Client
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.17%) Internet of Things
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Robotics
3 1 (4.17%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (29.17%) Unix
4 7 (29.17%) Windows 10
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.17%) CentOS
6 1 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Application Packaging
1 7 (29.17%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (29.17%) Incident Management
1 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
1 7 (29.17%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (12.50%) Information Security
2 3 (12.50%) SIEM
2 3 (12.50%) Task Automation
3 2 (8.33%) DevOps
3 2 (8.33%) Fintech
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
3 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (8.33%) Scrum
3 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.33%) C
4 2 (8.33%) C++
4 2 (8.33%) Perl
4 2 (8.33%) PHP
4 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (4.17%) Groovy
5 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) CCNA
2 2 (8.33%) CCNP
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (4.17%) JNCIS
3 1 (4.17%) MCP
3 1 (4.17%) MCSA
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (29.17%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (8.33%) GDPR
2 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.33%) NIST
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) DFS Replication
1 7 (29.17%) Terminal Server
1 7 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) Docker
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 7 (29.17%) WSUS
2 1 (4.17%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco
2 9 (37.50%) VMware
3 7 (29.17%) Citrix
4 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.67%) HP
6 3 (12.50%) Atlassian
7 2 (8.33%) 3Com
7 2 (8.33%) Splunk
8 1 (4.17%) Avaya
8 1 (4.17%) Dell
8 1 (4.17%) LogRhythm
8 1 (4.17%) McAfee
8 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
8 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.17%) SonicWALL
8 1 (4.17%) Ubiquiti
8 1 (4.17%) Vertica