Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 42 19
Rank change year-on-year -21 -23 +6
Permanent jobs citing Linux 49 104 223
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.90% 6.44% 10.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.31% 25.24% 30.38%
Number of salaries quoted 47 75 194
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,350 £27,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £56,500 £55,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 283 412 734
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 22.50% 25.51% 33.24%
Number of salaries quoted 245 341 637
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,050 £23,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £60,750 £57,500 £55,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

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 February 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 21 February 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
Dartford +17 12 £38,750 +26.02% 2
Maidstone +32 9 £32,000 +4.07% 2
Folkestone +10 6 - -
Chatham -8 4 £30,000 -
Tunbridge Wells -8 2 £53,500 +18.89%
West Malling - 2 £43,000 - 2
Sevenoaks -1 1 £55,000 -24.14%
Tonbridge -6 1 £52,500 -
Aylesford - 1 £30,000 -
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 24 (48.98%) Windows
2 16 (32.65%) Cisco
2 16 (32.65%) VMware
2 16 (32.65%) Windows Server
3 14 (28.57%) Change Management
4 13 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (26.53%) CCNA
5 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
5 12 (24.49%) Software Engineering
6 11 (22.45%) SQL
7 10 (20.41%) C++
7 10 (20.41%) Python
7 10 (20.41%) Firewall
8 9 (18.37%) DevOps
9 8 (16.33%) Jenkins
9 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (16.33%) Java
9 8 (16.33%) Degree
10 7 (14.29%) VLAN
10 7 (14.29%) IP Telephony
10 7 (14.29%) Network Design
10 7 (14.29%) ITIL
10 7 (14.29%) ADSL
10 7 (14.29%) VoIP
10 7 (14.29%) VPN
10 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 7 (14.29%) Red Hat
10 7 (14.29%) Internet
10 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

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 2 (4.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.04%) GlassFish
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.04%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.08%) Firebase
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.08%) Office 365
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) Firewall
2 7 (14.29%) ADSL
2 7 (14.29%) Internet
2 7 (14.29%) IP Telephony
2 7 (14.29%) Junos
2 7 (14.29%) VLAN
2 7 (14.29%) VoIP
2 7 (14.29%) VPN
3 4 (8.16%) LAN
3 4 (8.16%) WAN
4 2 (4.08%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) MySQL
2 4 (8.16%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.12%) MariaDB
4 2 (4.08%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (4.08%) CouchDB
4 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.08%) Redis
5 1 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.04%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.04%) JIRA
3 1 (2.04%) NetBeans
3 1 (2.04%) Subversion
General
1 6 (12.24%) Automotive
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Electronics
4 1 (2.04%) Games
4 1 (2.04%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Support Engineer
2 9 (18.37%) Network Engineer
3 8 (16.33%) Embedded Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 7 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Developer
5 6 (12.24%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Embedded Java Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Java Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Test Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (10.20%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) IT Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) IT Support
6 5 (10.20%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) LAMP
2 3 (6.12%) HTML
3 2 (4.08%) CSS
3 2 (4.08%) jQuery
4 1 (2.04%) Gearman
4 1 (2.04%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.04%) Kafka
4 1 (2.04%) Laravel
4 1 (2.04%) Mason
4 1 (2.04%) Memcached
4 1 (2.04%) Qt
4 1 (2.04%) Web Services
4 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (12.24%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.12%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (4.08%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.08%) Replication
5 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.04%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.04%) User Experience
5 1 (2.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.98%) Windows
2 16 (32.65%) Windows Server
3 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (12.24%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (8.16%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (8.16%) Ubuntu
6 3 (6.12%) CentOS
7 2 (4.08%) Unix
8 1 (2.04%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Change Management
2 12 (24.49%) Software Engineering
3 9 (18.37%) DevOps
4 7 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (14.29%) ITIL
4 7 (14.29%) Network Design
4 7 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (12.24%) Collaborative Working
5 6 (12.24%) Incident Management
5 6 (12.24%) Information Security
5 6 (12.24%) ITIL V3
5 6 (12.24%) ITSM
5 6 (12.24%) Project Management
5 6 (12.24%) Validation
6 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.12%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (6.12%) Embedded Software Development
8 2 (4.08%) Data Analysis
8 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.08%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) SQL
2 10 (20.41%) C++
2 10 (20.41%) Python
3 8 (16.33%) Java
4 6 (12.24%) C#
5 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.12%) C
5 3 (6.12%) Embedded C++
6 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.08%) Perl
6 2 (4.08%) PHP
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.04%) Go
7 1 (2.04%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) CCNA
1 13 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (16.33%) Degree
3 6 (12.24%) CCNP
3 6 (12.24%) MCSA
3 6 (12.24%) MCSE
3 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.16%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.08%) JNCIA
5 2 (4.08%) JNCIP
5 2 (4.08%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) Galera Cluster
1 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) Cisco
1 16 (32.65%) VMware
2 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 6 (12.24%) Oracle
5 3 (6.12%) Juniper
6 2 (4.08%) Citrix
6 2 (4.08%) Percona
7 1 (2.04%) Google
7 1 (2.04%) TOWER Software