Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 37 24
Rank change year-on-year -13 -13 +4
Permanent jobs citing Linux 60 106 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 4.52% 6.21% 9.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.93% 24.65% 26.39%
Number of salaries quoted 54 83 186
Kent median annual salary £36,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.12% +9.68% -3.13%
10th Percentile £26,275 £28,750 £27,625
90th Percentile £60,875 £61,250 £63,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £43,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +10.47% +7.50%

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 317 430 773
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 23.91% 25.18% 35.15%
Number of salaries quoted 276 380 683
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.60% -3.75%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,250 £24,050
90th Percentile £63,125 £58,750 £55,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 +29 7 £42,500 -0.58%
Tunbridge Wells -6 6 £35,000 -17.65% 1
Folkestone -1 5 £42,500 - 2
Dartford -3 4 £32,500 -18.75%
Chatham -4 4 £30,000 +10.09%
Whitstable - 4 £32,750 - 1
Rochester +4 3 £34,250 -
Canterbury - 3 £42,500 -
Tonbridge 0 1 £52,500 -
Sevenoaks -5 1 £55,000 +57.14%
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 26 (43.33%) Windows
2 20 (33.33%) MySQL
3 19 (31.67%) Software Engineering
4 18 (30.00%) SQL
5 16 (26.67%) PHP
6 13 (21.67%) Windows Server
7 12 (20.00%) C++
8 11 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (16.67%) Python
9 10 (16.67%) Red Hat
10 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
10 9 (15.00%) Change Management
10 9 (15.00%) Embedded Linux
10 9 (15.00%) Degree
11 8 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (13.33%) Scrum
11 8 (13.33%) C
11 8 (13.33%) Java
11 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
12 7 (11.67%) Cisco
12 7 (11.67%) Oracle
12 7 (11.67%) CSS
12 7 (11.67%) Apache
12 7 (11.67%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (11.67%) Collaborative Working
13 6 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
13 6 (10.00%) Business Analysis
13 6 (10.00%) iSeries
13 6 (10.00%) Web Development
13 6 (10.00%) Pentaho

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 (11.67%) Apache
2 3 (5.00%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.00%) WordPress
3 1 (1.67%) JBoss
3 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.00%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.67%) Internet
1 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.00%) Firewall
3 2 (3.33%) ADSL
3 2 (3.33%) CDMA
3 2 (3.33%) GSM
3 2 (3.33%) IP Telephony
3 2 (3.33%) Junos
3 2 (3.33%) LAN
3 2 (3.33%) LTE
3 2 (3.33%) UMTS
3 2 (3.33%) VLAN
3 2 (3.33%) VoIP
3 2 (3.33%) VPN
3 2 (3.33%) WAN
4 1 (1.67%) Network Security
4 1 (1.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (33.33%) MySQL
2 7 (11.67%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (10.00%) Pentaho
4 3 (5.00%) Big Data
4 3 (5.00%) Hadoop
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.67%) Redis
6 1 (1.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (10.00%) Subversion
2 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.00%) Maven
4 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.67%) JIRA
4 1 (1.67%) NetBeans
4 1 (1.67%) PhpStorm
4 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Electronics
3 3 (5.00%) Hindi Language
3 3 (5.00%) Japanese Language
3 3 (5.00%) Military
4 2 (3.33%) Games
4 2 (3.33%) Marketing
4 2 (3.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (33.33%) Developer
2 11 (18.33%) Software Engineer
3 9 (15.00%) Support Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) AS400 Developer
4 6 (10.00%) Embedded Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) PHP Developer
4 6 (10.00%) RPG Developer
5 5 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) IT Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) IT Support
5 5 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Network Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) PHP Web Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) CSS
2 6 (10.00%) EDI
2 6 (10.00%) EDIFACT
2 6 (10.00%) LAMP
3 5 (8.33%) HTML
3 5 (8.33%) Spring
4 4 (6.67%) Kafka
4 4 (6.67%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (5.00%) jQuery
6 1 (1.67%) Gearman
6 1 (1.67%) J2EE
6 1 (1.67%) JSON
6 1 (1.67%) Laravel
6 1 (1.67%) Mason
6 1 (1.67%) Memcached
6 1 (1.67%) Qt
6 1 (1.67%) REST
6 1 (1.67%) SOAP
6 1 (1.67%) Web Services
6 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) AS400
1 6 (10.00%) iSeries
2 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (5.00%) Cloud Native
4 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (3.33%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (3.33%) Replication
6 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.67%) Clustering
6 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.67%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.67%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (43.33%) Windows
2 13 (21.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (15.00%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (10.00%) Unix
5 5 (8.33%) CentOS
5 5 (8.33%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.33%) AIX
7 2 (3.33%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.67%) Debian
8 1 (1.67%) HPUX
8 1 (1.67%) Solaris
8 1 (1.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) Software Engineering
2 11 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.00%) Change Management
4 8 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (13.33%) Scrum
5 7 (11.67%) Collaborative Working
6 6 (10.00%) Business Analysis
6 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (10.00%) ERP
6 6 (10.00%) High Availability
6 6 (10.00%) Web Development
7 5 (8.33%) DevOps
7 5 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 5 (8.33%) Information Security
7 5 (8.33%) Kanban
7 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 5 (8.33%) Project Management
8 4 (6.67%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.67%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.00%) SQL
2 16 (26.67%) PHP
3 12 (20.00%) C++
4 10 (16.67%) Python
5 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 8 (13.33%) C
6 8 (13.33%) Java
7 6 (10.00%) ActionScript
7 6 (10.00%) ActionScript 2.0
7 6 (10.00%) RPG
7 6 (10.00%) RPG IV
7 6 (10.00%) VBA
8 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
8 4 (6.67%) Go
8 4 (6.67%) Perl
8 4 (6.67%) Ruby
9 3 (5.00%) MATLAB
9 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.67%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.67%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 9 (15.00%) Degree
2 5 (8.33%) CCNA
2 5 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (6.67%) MCSA
3 4 (6.67%) MCSE
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) CCNP
5 1 (1.67%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.67%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.67%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.33%) Docker
3 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.67%) Firmware
4 1 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.67%) Cisco
3 7 (11.67%) Oracle
4 6 (10.00%) Cognos
4 6 (10.00%) IBM
4 6 (10.00%) VMware
5 3 (5.00%) Google
6 2 (3.33%) Percona
6 2 (3.33%) Vertica
7 1 (1.67%) Juniper
7 1 (1.67%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.67%) Sun
7 1 (1.67%) TOWER Software