Period
to 17 January 2020

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 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
South East > Kent
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 35 43 53
Rank change year-on-year +8 +10 -14
Permanent jobs citing Linux 58 42 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 6.86% 4.86% 4.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.17% 20.90% 18.21%
Number of salaries quoted 47 37 52
Kent median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £30,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,500 £55,000 £79,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £48,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% -5.26%

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 274 201 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 32.39% 23.24% 23.70%
Number of salaries quoted 230 165 257
Kent median annual salary £35,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £21,225 £24,000 £22,300
90th Percentile £57,500 £61,250 £65,000
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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 15 £36,500 +7.35% 3
Dartford -2 6 £60,000 - 2
Rochester - 5 - -
West Malling - 4 £39,250 - 3
Tunbridge Wells -4 3 £57,500 +43.75% 2
Folkestone - 3 £32,500 -
Sevenoaks - 3 £58,750 - 2
Canterbury -9 2 £47,500 +52.00% 1
Stansted - 1 - - 1
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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 39 (67.24%) Windows
2 22 (37.93%) Python
3 16 (27.59%) Software Engineering
4 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (24.14%) C++
4 14 (24.14%) VMware
5 13 (22.41%) AWS
6 12 (20.69%) Firewall
6 12 (20.69%) SQL
6 12 (20.69%) UML
7 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (18.97%) VxWorks
7 11 (18.97%) Configuration Management
7 11 (18.97%) DNS
7 11 (18.97%) MCSA
7 11 (18.97%) C
7 11 (18.97%) Management Information System
7 11 (18.97%) Validation
7 11 (18.97%) Git (software)
7 11 (18.97%) Subversion
7 11 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (18.97%) PowerShell
7 11 (18.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 10 (17.24%) Green Hills
8 10 (17.24%) Requirements Analysis
8 10 (17.24%) Software Architecture
8 10 (17.24%) Rational Rhapsody
8 10 (17.24%) Debian
8 10 (17.24%) Ada
8 10 (17.24%) MATLAB

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 (12.07%) IIS
2 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (8.62%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.45%) Apache
3 2 (3.45%) CMS
3 2 (3.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) Simulink
2 2 (3.45%) InVision
2 2 (3.45%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.45%) Sketch
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.41%) AWS
2 7 (12.07%) Office 365
3 6 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (8.62%) G Suite
5 2 (3.45%) Azure
5 2 (3.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.69%) Firewall
2 11 (18.97%) DNS
3 8 (13.79%) VoIP
4 6 (10.34%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 5 (8.62%) DHCP
5 5 (8.62%) Ethernet
5 5 (8.62%) FTP
5 5 (8.62%) iSCSI
5 5 (8.62%) NAS
5 5 (8.62%) SMTP
5 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
5 5 (8.62%) Telnet
6 3 (5.17%) ADSL
6 3 (5.17%) IP Telephony
6 3 (5.17%) Junos
6 3 (5.17%) VLAN
6 3 (5.17%) VPN
7 1 (1.72%) CDMA
7 1 (1.72%) GSM
7 1 (1.72%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) MySQL
2 6 (10.34%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (6.90%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.72%) Big Data
6 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (18.97%) Git (software)
1 11 (18.97%) Subversion
2 10 (17.24%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (6.90%) Bitbucket
4 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.17%) JUnit
5 2 (3.45%) Grunt
5 2 (3.45%) gulp
6 1 (1.72%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.72%) JIRA
6 1 (1.72%) Maven
6 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (13.79%) Marketing
1 8 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.34%) Electronics
2 6 (10.34%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.62%) Aerospace
3 5 (8.62%) Finance
3 5 (8.62%) Military
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
4 1 (1.72%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 12 (20.69%) Software Engineer
2 11 (18.97%) Senior Software Engineer
3 10 (17.24%) Principal Engineer
3 10 (17.24%) Principal Software Engineer
4 9 (15.52%) Developer
5 7 (12.07%) Administrator
5 7 (12.07%) Analyst
5 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) Support Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Architect
6 6 (10.34%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (10.34%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 6 (10.34%) DBA
6 6 (10.34%) MySQL DBA
6 6 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (10.34%) Support Analyst
6 6 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) HTML
1 5 (8.62%) Node.js
2 4 (6.90%) AngularJS
2 4 (6.90%) CSS
2 4 (6.90%) Spring
2 4 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (5.17%) Hibernate
3 3 (5.17%) Swing
4 2 (3.45%) .NET
4 2 (3.45%) Ajax
4 2 (3.45%) CSS3
4 2 (3.45%) HTML5
4 2 (3.45%) jQuery
4 2 (3.45%) LESS
4 2 (3.45%) React
4 2 (3.45%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.34%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.62%) Replication
4 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.90%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.45%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.72%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.72%) PKI
6 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (67.24%) Windows
2 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (18.97%) VxWorks
4 10 (17.24%) Debian
5 9 (15.52%) Unix
6 5 (8.62%) Windows Server
7 3 (5.17%) Ubuntu
7 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.72%) Android
8 1 (1.72%) CentOS
8 1 (1.72%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) Software Engineering
2 12 (20.69%) UML
3 11 (18.97%) Configuration Management
3 11 (18.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (18.97%) Validation
4 10 (17.24%) Requirements Analysis
4 10 (17.24%) Software Architecture
5 9 (15.52%) DevOps
5 9 (15.52%) Network Design
6 7 (12.07%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (12.07%) Capacity Management
6 7 (12.07%) Project Management
7 6 (10.34%) Data Centre Operations
7 6 (10.34%) Data Security
7 6 (10.34%) Information Security
7 6 (10.34%) Migration
7 6 (10.34%) Network Virtualisation
7 6 (10.34%) Product Management
7 6 (10.34%) Strategic Thinking
7 6 (10.34%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.93%) Python
2 14 (24.14%) C++
3 12 (20.69%) SQL
4 11 (18.97%) C
4 11 (18.97%) PowerShell
5 10 (17.24%) Ada
5 10 (17.24%) MATLAB
6 6 (10.34%) Ruby
7 5 (8.62%) Java
7 5 (8.62%) PHP
8 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
9 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.45%) Perl
11 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.72%) C#
11 1 (1.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) MCSA
1 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (15.52%) Degree
3 6 (10.34%) DBS Check
3 6 (10.34%) LFCE
3 6 (10.34%) LFCS
3 6 (10.34%) Linux+ Certification
3 6 (10.34%) MCSE
3 6 (10.34%) RHCE
3 6 (10.34%) RHCSA
3 6 (10.34%) VCAP
4 5 (8.62%) MCP
4 5 (8.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.17%) CCNA
6 3 (5.17%) CCNP
6 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.17%) JNCIS
6 3 (5.17%) Sun Certification
7 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.45%) QA
3 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.34%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
3 5 (8.62%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.62%) Terminal Services
3 5 (8.62%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 5 (8.62%) SCCM
1 5 (8.62%) SCOM
2 2 (3.45%) cPanel
2 2 (3.45%) Plesk
3 1 (1.72%) Ansible
3 1 (1.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) VMware
2 10 (17.24%) Green Hills
3 7 (12.07%) Red Hat
4 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
5 5 (8.62%) HP
5 5 (8.62%) Spiceworks
6 3 (5.17%) Cisco
6 3 (5.17%) Oracle
6 3 (5.17%) Thunderhead
7 2 (3.45%) Adobe
7 2 (3.45%) Percona
8 1 (1.72%) SAP
8 1 (1.72%) Symbian
8 1 (1.72%) Vertica