The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within Rackspace.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 188 192 170
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -22
Permanent jobs citing Rackspace 2 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.051% 0.049% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.12% 0.11% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 5
Average salary £60,000 £63,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +82.14%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -
Rackspace
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1672 1815 1718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 42.57% 44.05% 44.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1333 1418 1439
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Rackspace across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Rackspace
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Rackspace across the Manchester region.

Rackspace Salary Trend in Manchester

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Rackspace also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Rackspace.

1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) CCNP
1 6 (60.00%) CCNA
1 6 (60.00%) CISSP
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (60.00%) LAN
1 6 (60.00%) WAN
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
1 6 (60.00%) Network Design
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
1 6 (60.00%) Cash Management
1 6 (60.00%) Network Security
1 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) DevOps
2 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (30.00%) Puppet
2 3 (30.00%) Ruby
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Apache
2 3 (30.00%) Python
2 3 (30.00%) Perl
2 3 (30.00%) PHP
2 3 (30.00%) MySQL
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (20.00%) Internet
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (20.00%) VMware

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing Rackspace also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Rackspace. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) Apache
2 2 (20.00%) Node.js
2 2 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) GitHub
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) LAN
1 6 (60.00%) WAN
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
1 6 (60.00%) Network Security
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
2 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (20.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Senior Network Engineer
1 6 (60.00%) Security Engineer
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
1 6 (60.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 6 (60.00%) Senior Security Engineer
1 6 (60.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Head of Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Fedora
3 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (20.00%) CentOS
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Network Design
1 6 (60.00%) Cash Management
2 3 (30.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Open Source
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Security Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Perl
1 3 (30.00%) PHP
1 3 (30.00%) Python
1 3 (30.00%) Ruby
1 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) CCNP
1 6 (60.00%) CCNA
1 6 (60.00%) CISSP
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (60.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (20.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
2 2 (20.00%) Vagrant
2 2 (20.00%) yum
2 2 (20.00%) logstash
3 1 (10.00%) Nagios
3 1 (10.00%) ZABBIX
3 1 (10.00%) Cacti
3 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (10.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
1 2 (20.00%) Splunk
1 2 (20.00%) SaltStack