Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Linux
South East > Kent
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 46 34
Rank change year-on-year +11 -12 -7
Permanent jobs citing Linux 57 64 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 5.52% 5.02% 6.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.78% 20.38% 25.58%
Number of salaries quoted 56 57 89
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,350 £30,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,500 £60,250
South East median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - +4.05%

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 230 314 434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 22.27% 24.65% 24.67%
Number of salaries quoted 213 276 384
Kent median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.35% -3.90%
10th Percentile £24,200 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £57,500
South East median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 13 £34,000 -35.24% 10
Tunbridge Wells +9 11 £40,000 +14.29%
Whitstable -1 11 £31,000 -5.34%
Dover - 4 £52,500 -
Canterbury +9 3 £35,000 -17.65%
Sevenoaks +2 1 £31,000 -40.95%
Rochester -1 1 - - 1
Chatham -2 1 £40,000 +44.14%
Sittingbourne - 1 £37,500 - 4
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 40 (70.18%) SQL
2 27 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (36.84%) Windows
4 20 (35.09%) JavaScript
5 17 (29.82%) Finance
6 16 (28.07%) Red Hat
7 15 (26.32%) HTML
7 15 (26.32%) ETL
8 14 (24.56%) Unix
8 14 (24.56%) C++
8 14 (24.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (22.81%) Perl
9 13 (22.81%) Windows Server
10 12 (21.05%) Firewall
11 11 (19.30%) Scrum
11 11 (19.30%) C
11 11 (19.30%) XML
11 11 (19.30%) Python
11 11 (19.30%) DevOps
12 10 (17.54%) Relational Database
12 10 (17.54%) MySQL
12 10 (17.54%) VPN
12 10 (17.54%) VoIP
12 10 (17.54%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (17.54%) VMware
12 10 (17.54%) CCNA
12 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (17.54%) Jenkins
12 10 (17.54%) Network Design
12 10 (17.54%) JIRA

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 (3.51%) CMS
1 2 (3.51%) GlassFish
1 2 (3.51%) Hyperledger
2 1 (1.75%) Apache
2 1 (1.75%) Confluence
2 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.75%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.02%) GitHub
2 4 (7.02%) Heroku
3 1 (1.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) Firewall
2 10 (17.54%) VoIP
2 10 (17.54%) VPN
3 9 (15.79%) ADSL
3 9 (15.79%) IP Telephony
3 9 (15.79%) Junos
3 9 (15.79%) VLAN
4 7 (12.28%) CDMA
4 7 (12.28%) GSM
4 7 (12.28%) LTE
4 7 (12.28%) UMTS
5 2 (3.51%) WAN
6 1 (1.75%) DNS
6 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.75%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 1 (1.75%) LAN
6 1 (1.75%) SAN
6 1 (1.75%) Skype
6 1 (1.75%) SMS
6 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) MySQL
1 10 (17.54%) Relational Database
2 9 (15.79%) Ingres
3 7 (12.28%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (10.53%) NoSQL
5 4 (7.02%) Power BI
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.26%) Big Data
6 3 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (3.51%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (3.51%) Blockchain
7 2 (3.51%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Jenkins
1 10 (17.54%) JIRA
2 8 (14.04%) Git (software)
3 7 (12.28%) Selenium
4 6 (10.53%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.26%) NetBeans
6 2 (3.51%) Bitbucket
6 2 (3.51%) Subversion
7 1 (1.75%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.75%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.75%) Maven
7 1 (1.75%) PhpStorm
7 1 (1.75%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (1.75%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (29.82%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Electronics
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
3 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.75%) Games
4 1 (1.75%) Military
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Developer
2 11 (19.30%) Network Engineer
3 9 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Software Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Administrator
5 6 (10.53%) Automation Tester
5 6 (10.53%) DBA
5 6 (10.53%) Developer in Test
5 6 (10.53%) Full Stack Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Programmer
5 6 (10.53%) Software Tester
5 6 (10.53%) Test Automation Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Tester
6 5 (8.77%) C Developer
6 5 (8.77%) C/C++ Developer
6 5 (8.77%) C++ Developer
6 5 (8.77%) Perl Developer
6 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) HTML
2 11 (19.30%) XML
3 9 (15.79%) JDBC
3 9 (15.79%) ODBC
3 9 (15.79%) XSLT
4 6 (10.53%) CSS
5 5 (8.77%) AngularJS
5 5 (8.77%) React
6 4 (7.02%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (5.26%) jQuery
7 3 (5.26%) Spring
8 2 (3.51%) Express
8 2 (3.51%) Hibernate
8 2 (3.51%) Middleware
8 2 (3.51%) Node.js
8 2 (3.51%) Vue.js
9 1 (1.75%) D3.js
9 1 (1.75%) Highcharts JS
9 1 (1.75%) LAMP
9 1 (1.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.28%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.53%) Replication
4 5 (8.77%) Clustering
5 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
5 3 (5.26%) Smart Home
6 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.75%) Online Gambling
7 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.84%) Windows
2 14 (24.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 14 (24.56%) Unix
3 13 (22.81%) Windows Server
4 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (12.28%) CentOS
7 4 (7.02%) AIX
7 4 (7.02%) HPUX
7 4 (7.02%) Solaris
7 4 (7.02%) SUSE
8 3 (5.26%) Android
8 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
8 3 (5.26%) Debian
9 2 (3.51%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.75%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.32%) ETL
3 11 (19.30%) DevOps
3 11 (19.30%) Scrum
4 10 (17.54%) Kanban
4 10 (17.54%) Network Design
5 9 (15.79%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (14.04%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (10.53%) Asset Management
7 6 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (10.53%) Machine Learning
7 6 (10.53%) SDET
7 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
7 6 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 6 (10.53%) Test Automation
8 5 (8.77%) Data Visualisation
8 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
8 5 (8.77%) MVC
8 5 (8.77%) Visualisation
9 4 (7.02%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 40 (70.18%) SQL
2 20 (35.09%) JavaScript
3 14 (24.56%) C++
4 13 (22.81%) Perl
5 11 (19.30%) C
5 11 (19.30%) Python
6 9 (15.79%) COBOL
6 9 (15.79%) Java
7 8 (14.04%) Shell Script
8 7 (12.28%) Bash Shell
9 6 (10.53%) Groovy
10 4 (7.02%) Ruby
11 3 (5.26%) Embedded C++
12 2 (3.51%) Go
12 2 (3.51%) Java 8
13 1 (1.75%) Ada
13 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
13 1 (1.75%) PHP
13 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
13 1 (1.75%) R
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) CCNA
1 10 (17.54%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (15.79%) CCNP
3 6 (10.53%) Degree
3 6 (10.53%) ISEB
3 6 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 6 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.51%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.75%) Linux+ Certification
5 1 (1.75%) MCSA
5 1 (1.75%) MCSE
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.75%) RHCE
5 1 (1.75%) RHCSA
5 1 (1.75%) VCAP
5 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Docker
2 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.75%) Ansible
2 1 (1.75%) Consul
2 1 (1.75%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (1.75%) Grafana
2 1 (1.75%) Graphite
2 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.75%) Nagios
2 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.75%) Opsview
2 1 (1.75%) Packer
2 1 (1.75%) Puppet
2 1 (1.75%) Salt
2 1 (1.75%) Terraform
2 1 (1.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (28.07%) Red Hat
2 10 (17.54%) VMware
3 9 (15.79%) Cisco
4 4 (7.02%) Oracle
4 4 (7.02%) Sun
5 2 (3.51%) Percona
6 1 (1.75%) Tableau
6 1 (1.75%) Wind River