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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
South East / Kent
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 19 16
Rank change year-on-year -14 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Linux 56 111 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 7.00% 9.77% 11.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.00% 31.81% 31.13%
Number of salaries quoted 43 98 97
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -15.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £55,750 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 175 349 363
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 21.88% 30.72% 38.33%
Number of salaries quoted 141 304 309
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +2.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent citing Linux as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone -3 13 £40,000 -5.88%
Tunbridge Wells +7 10 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Chatham +6 9 £30,000 -25.00%
Folkestone - 3 - - 2
Canterbury -1 1 - -
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Linux.

1 58 (60.42%) Windows
2 43 (44.79%) Windows Server
3 34 (35.42%) PHP
4 32 (33.33%) Java
4 32 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 27 (28.13%) UML
6 25 (26.04%) Unix
7 24 (25.00%) SQL
8 23 (23.96%) DevOps
9 22 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
10 21 (21.88%) Firewall
10 21 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (20.83%) High Availability
11 20 (20.83%) Active Directory
11 20 (20.83%) C++
11 20 (20.83%) MS Excel
12 19 (19.79%) VPN
12 19 (19.79%) JavaScript
12 19 (19.79%) Web Services
13 18 (18.75%) DNS
13 18 (18.75%) DHCP
13 18 (18.75%) VoIP
13 18 (18.75%) OO
13 18 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (18.75%) VLAN
14 16 (16.67%) Degree
14 16 (16.67%) Games
15 15 (15.63%) Python
15 15 (15.63%) HTML

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 9 (9.38%) Apache
1 9 (9.38%) WordPress
2 8 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (7.29%) OpenStack
3 7 (7.29%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.13%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.04%) nginx
5 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.42%) MS Office
3 2 (2.08%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.38%) Google App Engine
1 9 (9.38%) Google Cloud Platform
2 8 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.13%) Office 365
4 2 (2.08%) Firebase
5 1 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.04%) SoftLayer
5 1 (1.04%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.88%) Firewall
2 19 (19.79%) VPN
3 18 (18.75%) DHCP
3 18 (18.75%) DNS
3 18 (18.75%) VLAN
3 18 (18.75%) VoIP
4 10 (10.42%) LAN
4 10 (10.42%) WAN
4 10 (10.42%) Wireless
5 8 (8.33%) Network Security
6 7 (7.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (7.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (5.21%) SNMP
7 5 (5.21%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.13%) LDAP
8 3 (3.13%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.04%) CDMA
9 1 (1.04%) LTE
9 1 (1.04%) SSL
9 1 (1.04%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.46%) NoSQL
3 10 (10.42%) MariaDB
3 10 (10.42%) Oracle Database
3 10 (10.42%) Oracle9i Database
4 9 (9.38%) BigQuery
5 3 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (3.13%) MySQL
5 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.08%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.08%) Redis
7 1 (1.04%) Big Data
7 1 (1.04%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 32 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 14 (14.58%) Jenkins
3 9 (9.38%) Subversion
4 8 (8.33%) Vagrant
5 7 (7.29%) JMeter
6 1 (1.04%) JIRA
6 1 (1.04%) Maven
6 1 (1.04%) NetBeans
General
1 16 (16.67%) Games
2 9 (9.38%) Legal
3 4 (4.17%) Finance
4 2 (2.08%) Billing
4 2 (2.08%) Electronics
4 2 (2.08%) Military
5 1 (1.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (27.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (18.75%) Developer
3 13 (13.54%) C# Developer
3 13 (13.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (10.42%) Java Engineer
5 9 (9.38%) Software Engineer
6 8 (8.33%) IT Support
7 7 (7.29%) .NET Developer
7 7 (7.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (7.29%) Embedded Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 7 (7.29%) Escalation Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.17%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Unix Engineer
9 3 (3.13%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (3.13%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.79%) Web Services
2 15 (15.63%) HTML
3 14 (14.58%) CSS
4 11 (11.46%) .NET
5 10 (10.42%) ASP.NET
5 10 (10.42%) SOAP
5 10 (10.42%) XHTML
5 10 (10.42%) XML
5 10 (10.42%) XSLT
6 9 (9.38%) AngularJS
6 9 (9.38%) J2EE
6 9 (9.38%) LAMP
6 9 (9.38%) OAuth
6 9 (9.38%) Servlets
7 6 (6.25%) Qt
8 4 (4.17%) FFmpeg
9 3 (3.13%) YAML
10 2 (2.08%) Spring
11 1 (1.04%) Grails
11 1 (1.04%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.38%) Xbox
3 7 (7.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (6.25%) Algorithms
4 6 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.17%) e-Health
7 2 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.04%) AS400
8 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.04%) e-Learning
8 1 (1.04%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (1.04%) iSeries
8 1 (1.04%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 58 (60.42%) Windows
2 43 (44.79%) Windows Server
3 25 (26.04%) Unix
4 22 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (14.58%) Solaris
7 11 (11.46%) CentOS
7 11 (11.46%) Ubuntu
7 11 (11.46%) Windows 7
8 10 (10.42%) Windows 2000 Server
9 9 (9.38%) Embedded Linux
10 8 (8.33%) Mac OS
11 7 (7.29%) Windows XP
12 4 (4.17%) Windows 10
13 3 (3.13%) AIX
13 3 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (1.04%) Debian
14 1 (1.04%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (28.13%) UML
2 23 (23.96%) DevOps
3 20 (20.83%) High Availability
4 18 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (18.75%) OO
5 15 (15.63%) Software Engineering
6 13 (13.54%) Game Development
7 12 (12.50%) Mathematics
8 11 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (11.46%) Change Control
8 11 (11.46%) Software Testing
9 10 (10.42%) Functional Testing
9 10 (10.42%) OOA/OOD
9 10 (10.42%) Open Source
9 10 (10.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (10.42%) Web Development
10 9 (9.38%) Load Testing
10 9 (9.38%) MVC
10 9 (9.38%) Visualisation
11 8 (8.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.42%) PHP
2 32 (33.33%) Java
3 24 (25.00%) SQL
4 20 (20.83%) C++
5 19 (19.79%) JavaScript
6 15 (15.63%) C#
6 15 (15.63%) Python
7 14 (14.58%) VB
8 13 (13.54%) Ruby
9 12 (12.50%) Bash Shell
10 10 (10.42%) ECMAScript
10 10 (10.42%) VB.NET
11 8 (8.33%) C
12 7 (7.29%) VBScript
13 6 (6.25%) Embedded C
14 4 (4.17%) Perl
15 2 (2.08%) MATLAB
16 1 (1.04%) ActionScript
16 1 (1.04%) RPG
16 1 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (16.67%) Degree
2 10 (10.42%) CCNP
2 10 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (7.29%) CCSE
4 6 (6.25%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.21%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (3.13%) CCIE
7 3 (3.13%) CCNA
7 3 (3.13%) CCSP
8 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.29%) Xen
3 6 (6.25%) Firmware
4 4 (4.17%) vSphere
5 3 (3.13%) Docker
5 3 (3.13%) NFS
6 2 (2.08%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.04%) XenApp
7 1 (1.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (11.46%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (7.29%) Terraform
3 5 (5.21%) Nagios
3 5 (5.21%) Puppet
4 4 (4.17%) Ansible
4 4 (4.17%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (4.17%) OpenView
4 4 (4.17%) Packer
4 4 (4.17%) Tivoli
4 4 (4.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 2 (2.08%) Galera Cluster
6 1 (1.04%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 11 (11.46%) Oracle
4 10 (10.42%) Cisco
5 9 (9.38%) Google
5 9 (9.38%) Perforce
5 9 (9.38%) Tableau
6 7 (7.29%) Aruba
6 7 (7.29%) Blue Coat
6 7 (7.29%) CheckPoint
6 7 (7.29%) F5
6 7 (7.29%) Forcepoint
6 7 (7.29%) Fortinet
6 7 (7.29%) New Relic
6 7 (7.29%) Palo Alto
6 7 (7.29%) Sourcefire
7 5 (5.21%) HP
7 5 (5.21%) IBM
8 4 (4.17%) BMC
8 4 (4.17%) Compuware
Folkestone, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 PA
Posted: Yesterday
Deal, Kent
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Folkestone, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 PA
Posted: 23 hours ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
People Source Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-40,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Hythe, Kent
Holiday Extras
Salary: Depending on experience
Posted: 6 days ago