The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rackspace
Rank 234 241 248
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Permanent jobs citing Rackspace 8 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.072% 0.014%
As % of the Vendors category 0.28% 0.16% 0.029%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 1
Average salary £57,500 £32,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+76.92% -5.79%
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Rackspace
England

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

Vendors Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2880 3078 3399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 45.11% 44.57% 47.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2246 2438 2788
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Rackspace
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Rackspace Salary Trend in the North West

Rackspace
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 8 £57,500 -
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 (46.15%) Windows
1 6 (46.15%) LAN
1 6 (46.15%) WAN
1 6 (46.15%) CCNP
1 6 (46.15%) CCNA
1 6 (46.15%) CISSP
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
1 6 (46.15%) Network Design
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
1 6 (46.15%) Network Security
1 6 (46.15%) Cash Management
2 5 (38.46%) Python
2 5 (38.46%) MySQL
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 4 (30.77%) HTML
3 4 (30.77%) PHP
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Apache
3 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (30.77%) Flask
4 3 (23.08%) CSS3
4 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (23.08%) jQuery
4 3 (23.08%) SQLAlchemy
4 3 (23.08%) HTML5
4 3 (23.08%) Jinja
4 3 (23.08%) SOA
4 3 (23.08%) TDD

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 4 (30.77%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) nginx
2 1 (7.69%) uWSGI
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) SaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) LAN
1 6 (46.15%) WAN
1 6 (46.15%) Firewall
1 6 (46.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) MySQL
2 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.69%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
1 1 (7.69%) Mercurial
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Network Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) Network Security Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) Senior Network Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) Security Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) Senior Security Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Web Developer
4 3 (23.08%) PHP Developer
4 3 (23.08%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (15.38%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Head of Infrastructure
6 1 (7.69%) Python Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Django Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Python/Django Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Python Developer
6 1 (7.69%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) HTML
1 4 (30.77%) Flask
2 3 (23.08%) Jinja
2 3 (23.08%) CSS
2 3 (23.08%) SOAP
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 3 (23.08%) Ajax
2 3 (23.08%) JSON
2 3 (23.08%) jQuery
2 3 (23.08%) SQLAlchemy
2 3 (23.08%) HTML5
2 3 (23.08%) CSS3
3 1 (7.69%) Django
3 1 (7.69%) Pyramid
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Network Design
1 6 (46.15%) Cash Management
2 3 (23.08%) TDD
2 3 (23.08%) SOA
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) OOP
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Mobile Development
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) System Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Security Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
1 5 (38.46%) Python
2 4 (30.77%) PHP
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) CCNP
1 6 (46.15%) CCNA
1 6 (46.15%) CISSP
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Nagios
1 1 (7.69%) ZABBIX
1 1 (7.69%) Cacti
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible