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

Linux
South East > Kent
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 38 41
Rank change year-on-year -5 +3 -7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 61 55 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.35% 5.34% 5.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.28% 23.71% 20.95%
Number of salaries quoted 45 54 60
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.35% -7.50%
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £62,500 £60,125
South East median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.06% +7.78% -

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 262 232 315
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 27.29% 22.52% 24.76%
Number of salaries quoted 212 215 279
Kent median annual salary £33,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.67% - +0.67%
10th Percentile £19,875 £24,400 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £61,250
South East median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +4.94% -4.71%

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 October 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 October 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 +4 14 £31,500 -7.35% 5
Dartford - 5 £60,000 - 2
Rochester -5 3 - -
Sevenoaks -6 3 £58,750 +32.77% 3
Tunbridge Wells -11 3 £57,500 +43.75%
West Malling - 3 £38,500 - 3
Whitstable -2 2 £34,000 +9.68%
Folkestone - 2 £32,500 - 1
Stansted - 1 - -
Canterbury - 1 £50,000 -
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 41 (67.21%) Windows
2 24 (39.34%) Python
3 21 (34.43%) AWS
4 18 (29.51%) DevOps
4 18 (29.51%) VMware
5 16 (26.23%) PowerShell
6 14 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (19.67%) Software Engineering
7 12 (19.67%) Marketing
7 12 (19.67%) Data Centre
7 12 (19.67%) TCP/IP
7 12 (19.67%) Project Management
8 11 (18.03%) Data Security
8 11 (18.03%) Migration
8 11 (18.03%) Data Centre Operations
8 11 (18.03%) DBS Check
8 11 (18.03%) Presales
8 11 (18.03%) Product Management
8 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (18.03%) Ruby
8 11 (18.03%) Strategic Thinking
8 11 (18.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (18.03%) Storage Management
8 11 (18.03%) Infrastructure Automation
9 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (16.39%) DNS
9 10 (16.39%) Unix
9 10 (16.39%) C++
10 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
10 9 (14.75%) Degree

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 7 (11.48%) IIS
2 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (8.20%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.56%) Confluence
3 4 (6.56%) nginx
4 2 (3.28%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 21 (34.43%) AWS
2 8 (13.11%) Office 365
3 6 (9.84%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (8.20%) G Suite
5 1 (1.64%) Azure
5 1 (1.64%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.67%) TCP/IP
2 10 (16.39%) DNS
3 8 (13.11%) DHCP
3 8 (13.11%) VoIP
4 7 (11.48%) Firewall
4 7 (11.48%) NAS
5 6 (9.84%) IP Telephony
6 5 (8.20%) Ethernet
6 5 (8.20%) FTP
6 5 (8.20%) iSCSI
6 5 (8.20%) LAN
6 5 (8.20%) SMTP
6 5 (8.20%) Telnet
6 5 (8.20%) WAN
7 3 (4.92%) ADSL
7 3 (4.92%) Internet
7 3 (4.92%) Junos
7 3 (4.92%) VLAN
7 3 (4.92%) VPN
7 3 (4.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) MySQL
2 6 (9.84%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (6.56%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.28%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.48%) Subversion
3 5 (8.20%) JIRA
4 4 (6.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (4.92%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
6 2 (3.28%) JUnit
7 1 (1.64%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (19.67%) Marketing
2 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.84%) Electronics
4 4 (6.56%) Finance
4 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.92%) Aerospace
5 3 (4.92%) Military
6 2 (3.28%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.64%) Advertising
7 1 (1.64%) Legal
7 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (18.03%) Architect
1 11 (18.03%) Cloud Architect
1 11 (18.03%) Cloud Solutions Architect
1 11 (18.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 11 (18.03%) Solutions Architect
2 9 (14.75%) Software Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) Support Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Administrator
4 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Support
4 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) DBA
5 6 (9.84%) Developer
5 6 (9.84%) MySQL DBA
5 6 (9.84%) Support Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 5 (8.20%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (8.20%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) HTML
2 2 (3.28%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
2 2 (3.28%) CSS
2 2 (3.28%) Hibernate
2 2 (3.28%) Node.js
2 2 (3.28%) React
2 2 (3.28%) Spring
2 2 (3.28%) Swing
2 2 (3.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.11%) Replication
3 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.56%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (4.92%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.92%) Thin Client
6 2 (3.28%) Graphic Design
6 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.64%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.64%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.64%) Robotics
7 1 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 41 (67.21%) Windows
2 11 (18.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (16.39%) Unix
4 6 (9.84%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.20%) Windows 10
6 4 (6.56%) Debian
6 4 (6.56%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (6.56%) Ubuntu
6 4 (6.56%) VxWorks
7 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.64%) Android
9 1 (1.64%) CentOS
9 1 (1.64%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) DevOps
2 12 (19.67%) Project Management
2 12 (19.67%) Software Engineering
3 11 (18.03%) Data Centre Operations
3 11 (18.03%) Data Security
3 11 (18.03%) Infrastructure Automation
3 11 (18.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (18.03%) Migration
3 11 (18.03%) Presales
3 11 (18.03%) Product Management
3 11 (18.03%) Storage Management
3 11 (18.03%) Strategic Thinking
4 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.11%) Configuration Management
5 8 (13.11%) UML
6 7 (11.48%) Software Architecture
7 6 (9.84%) Scrum
8 5 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (8.20%) Physics
8 5 (8.20%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (39.34%) Python
2 16 (26.23%) PowerShell
3 11 (18.03%) Ruby
4 10 (16.39%) C++
5 8 (13.11%) SQL
6 7 (11.48%) C
6 7 (11.48%) Java
6 7 (11.48%) MATLAB
7 6 (9.84%) Bash Shell
7 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.92%) Ada
8 3 (4.92%) PHP
9 2 (3.28%) Perl
9 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) DBS Check
2 9 (14.75%) Degree
3 5 (8.20%) MCP
3 5 (8.20%) MCSA
3 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.92%) CCNA
4 3 (4.92%) CCNP
4 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.92%) JNCIS
5 2 (3.28%) Sun Certification
6 1 (1.64%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) PCI DSS
2 4 (6.56%) SLA
3 3 (4.92%) QA
System Software
1 14 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
3 5 (8.20%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.20%) Terminal Services
4 3 (4.92%) DFS Replication
4 3 (4.92%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 5 (8.20%) SCCM
1 5 (8.20%) SCOM
2 3 (4.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (4.92%) WSUS
3 1 (1.64%) QRadar
Vendors
1 18 (29.51%) VMware
2 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.48%) Cisco
4 6 (9.84%) HP
5 5 (8.20%) Spiceworks
6 4 (6.56%) Atlassian
7 3 (4.92%) Citrix
7 3 (4.92%) Green Hills
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle
8 2 (3.28%) Percona
8 2 (3.28%) Thunderhead
8 2 (3.28%) Zerto
9 1 (1.64%) 3Com
9 1 (1.64%) Dell Compellent
9 1 (1.64%) EMC
9 1 (1.64%) Google
9 1 (1.64%) LogRhythm
9 1 (1.64%) McAfee
9 1 (1.64%) SAP
9 1 (1.64%) Symbian