Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
South East > Kent
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 58 39
Rank change year-on-year +25 -19 -15
Permanent jobs citing Linux 54 55 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.89% 4.21% 6.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.88% 17.74% 23.84%
Number of salaries quoted 51 51 77
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% +9.68%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £75,000 £61,250
South East median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.78% -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 217 310 432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 23.66% 23.75% 25.34%
Number of salaries quoted 177 262 373
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,250 £23,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £65,000 £59,750
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +3.66%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +2 12 £34,500 +7.81% 9
Whitstable - 12 £31,000 -
Tunbridge Wells +13 11 £40,000 +11.89%
Canterbury +3 4 £31,250 -51.92% 1
Dartford +9 2 - - 1
Swanley - 1 £25,000 -
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (59.26%) SQL
3 24 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 22 (40.74%) Finance
5 19 (35.19%) HTML
6 17 (31.48%) Windows
6 17 (31.48%) Red Hat
7 15 (27.78%) ETL
7 15 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (25.93%) Unix
9 13 (24.07%) C++
9 13 (24.07%) JIRA
10 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
10 12 (22.22%) Perl
10 12 (22.22%) MySQL
11 11 (20.37%) Java
11 11 (20.37%) Python
11 11 (20.37%) XML
11 11 (20.37%) Scrum
11 11 (20.37%) Kanban
11 11 (20.37%) React
12 10 (18.52%) Git (software)
12 10 (18.52%) Relational Database
12 10 (18.52%) Bash Shell
12 10 (18.52%) C
12 10 (18.52%) PHP
12 10 (18.52%) CSS
13 9 (16.67%) JDBC
13 9 (16.67%) COBOL
13 9 (16.67%) Ingres

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 5 (9.26%) Apache
2 2 (3.70%) CMS
2 2 (3.70%) Confluence
2 2 (3.70%) GlassFish
2 2 (3.70%) Hyperledger
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) CDMA
1 8 (14.81%) GSM
1 8 (14.81%) LTE
1 8 (14.81%) UMTS
2 6 (11.11%) Firewall
3 3 (5.56%) VPN
4 2 (3.70%) ADSL
4 2 (3.70%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.70%) Junos
4 2 (3.70%) VLAN
4 2 (3.70%) VoIP
5 1 (1.85%) DNS
5 1 (1.85%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 1 (1.85%) SAN
5 1 (1.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) MySQL
2 10 (18.52%) Relational Database
3 9 (16.67%) Ingres
4 8 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (7.41%) Big Data
5 4 (7.41%) Power BI
5 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
5 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.56%) Blockchain
7 2 (3.70%) Data Mining
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
7 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (24.07%) JIRA
2 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 10 (18.52%) Git (software)
4 9 (16.67%) Selenium
5 7 (12.96%) WebDriver
6 3 (5.56%) NetBeans
7 2 (3.70%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.70%) PhpStorm
7 2 (3.70%) PHPUnit
8 1 (1.85%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.85%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.85%) Maven
8 1 (1.85%) Subversion
8 1 (1.85%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (40.74%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.56%) Electronics
4 2 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (53.70%) Developer
2 9 (16.67%) PHP Developer
3 7 (12.96%) Automation Tester
3 7 (12.96%) Programmer
3 7 (12.96%) Software Developer
3 7 (12.96%) Tester
4 6 (11.11%) Developer in Test
4 6 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 6 (11.11%) Test Automation Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Administrator
5 5 (9.26%) Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) C Developer
5 5 (9.26%) C/C++ Developer
5 5 (9.26%) C++ Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Perl Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Linux Support
6 4 (7.41%) Linux Support Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (35.19%) HTML
2 11 (20.37%) React
2 11 (20.37%) XML
3 10 (18.52%) CSS
4 9 (16.67%) JDBC
4 9 (16.67%) jQuery
4 9 (16.67%) ODBC
4 9 (16.67%) XSLT
5 7 (12.96%) AngularJS
6 6 (11.11%) Node.js
7 5 (9.26%) LAMP
8 4 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (7.41%) Vue.js
9 3 (5.56%) Hibernate
9 3 (5.56%) Spring
10 2 (3.70%) Express
10 2 (3.70%) Middleware
10 2 (3.70%) REST
10 2 (3.70%) SOAP
10 2 (3.70%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Clustering
2 4 (7.41%) Replication
3 3 (5.56%) Fintech
3 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.56%) Smart Home
4 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.70%) User Experience
5 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.85%) Online Gambling
5 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (31.48%) Windows
2 15 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (25.93%) Unix
4 8 (14.81%) CentOS
5 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 4 (7.41%) AIX
6 4 (7.41%) HPUX
6 4 (7.41%) Solaris
6 4 (7.41%) SUSE
7 3 (5.56%) Android
7 3 (5.56%) Apple iOS
7 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.85%) Debian
9 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.78%) ETL
3 11 (20.37%) Kanban
3 11 (20.37%) Scrum
4 9 (16.67%) DevOps
5 8 (14.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (12.96%) Software Testing
6 7 (12.96%) Test Automation
7 6 (11.11%) Asset Management
7 6 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (11.11%) Computer Science
7 6 (11.11%) SDET
8 5 (9.26%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (9.26%) E-Commerce
8 5 (9.26%) Visualisation
9 4 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (7.41%) Data Analysis
9 4 (7.41%) Data Migration
9 4 (7.41%) Migration
9 4 (7.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (59.26%) SQL
2 24 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 13 (24.07%) C++
4 12 (22.22%) Perl
5 11 (20.37%) Java
5 11 (20.37%) Python
6 10 (18.52%) Bash Shell
6 10 (18.52%) C
6 10 (18.52%) PHP
7 9 (16.67%) COBOL
8 8 (14.81%) Shell Script
9 7 (12.96%) Groovy
10 3 (5.56%) Embedded C++
11 2 (3.70%) Go
11 2 (3.70%) Java 8
11 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
11 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (12.96%) ISEB
1 7 (12.96%) ISTQB
1 7 (12.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (7.41%) Degree
3 2 (3.70%) CCNA
3 2 (3.70%) CCNP
3 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.70%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.85%) Linux+ Certification
4 1 (1.85%) MCSA
4 1 (1.85%) MCSE
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.85%) RHCE
4 1 (1.85%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.85%) VCAP
4 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (3.70%) GDPR
1 2 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Docker
2 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.85%) Ansible
2 1 (1.85%) Consul
2 1 (1.85%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (1.85%) Grafana
2 1 (1.85%) Graphite
2 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.85%) Nagios
2 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.85%) Opsview
2 1 (1.85%) Packer
2 1 (1.85%) Puppet
2 1 (1.85%) Salt
2 1 (1.85%) Terraform
2 1 (1.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (31.48%) Red Hat
2 5 (9.26%) Oracle
3 4 (7.41%) Sun
4 3 (5.56%) VMware
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco
5 2 (3.70%) Splunk
6 1 (1.85%) Apple
6 1 (1.85%) Tableau