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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 255 234 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Permanent jobs citing Rackspace 3 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.041% 0.073% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.090% 0.16% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 0
Average salary £39,500 £49,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.38% -
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £48,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +28.00%
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
3323 3137 3785
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 45.31% 45.58% 51.21%
Number of salaries quoted 2611 2660 3261
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Rackspace across the North West region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

Rackspace Salary Histogram 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 15 September 2014. 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 -15 2 £50,000 +2.04% 4
Cheshire -16 1 £29,000 - 1
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 13 (76.47%) Python
2 13 (76.47%) JavaScript
2 13 (76.47%) MySQL
2 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (64.71%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (64.71%) HTML
3 11 (64.71%) PHP
3 11 (64.71%) Flask
4 10 (58.82%) SQL
4 10 (58.82%) CSS
4 10 (58.82%) Web Services
4 10 (58.82%) Apache
5 9 (52.94%) SOA
5 9 (52.94%) SOAP
5 9 (52.94%) Subversion
5 9 (52.94%) Ajax
5 9 (52.94%) TDD
5 9 (52.94%) Retail
5 9 (52.94%) Web Development
5 9 (52.94%) JSON
5 9 (52.94%) jQuery
5 9 (52.94%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (52.94%) CSS3
5 9 (52.94%) uWSGI
5 9 (52.94%) Mercurial
5 9 (52.94%) nginx
5 9 (52.94%) SQLAlchemy
5 9 (52.94%) HTML5
6 4 (23.53%) UNIX

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 10 (58.82%) Apache
2 9 (52.94%) nginx
2 9 (52.94%) uWSGI
3 2 (11.76%) Confluence
4 1 (5.88%) Node.js
4 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
4 1 (5.88%) CloudStack
4 1 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.76%) Rackspace Cloud
2 2 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (76.47%) MySQL
2 11 (64.71%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (17.65%) MongoDB
3 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.88%) Redis
4 1 (5.88%) Riak
4 1 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Subversion
1 9 (52.94%) Mercurial
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) PHPUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Hudson
3 1 (5.88%) Behat
3 1 (5.88%) Bitbucket
General
1 9 (52.94%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) Senior Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Web Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Python Software Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Django Developer
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Python/Django Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Python Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Linux Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) DevOps Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) PHP Developer
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) HTML
1 11 (64.71%) Flask
2 10 (58.82%) CSS
2 10 (58.82%) Web Services
3 9 (52.94%) Ajax
3 9 (52.94%) JSON
3 9 (52.94%) SOAP
3 9 (52.94%) CSS3
3 9 (52.94%) jQuery
3 9 (52.94%) SQLAlchemy
3 9 (52.94%) HTML5
4 2 (11.76%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (11.76%) Pyramid
4 2 (11.76%) Django
5 1 (5.88%) ZeroMQ
5 1 (5.88%) RESTful
5 1 (5.88%) .NET
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.88%) Symfony
5 1 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Open Source
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Blog
3 1 (5.88%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) UNIX
3 3 (17.65%) Fedora
3 3 (17.65%) Ubuntu
3 3 (17.65%) CentOS
3 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) TDD
2 9 (52.94%) Web Development
2 9 (52.94%) SOA
3 4 (23.53%) DevOps
4 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.88%) MapReduce
6 1 (5.88%) Software Deployment
6 1 (5.88%) OO PHP
6 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.88%) System Testing
6 1 (5.88%) MVC
6 1 (5.88%) OO
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) JavaScript
1 13 (76.47%) Python
2 11 (64.71%) PHP
3 10 (58.82%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby
4 2 (11.76%) Scala
5 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.88%) Perl
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) Vagrant
2 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.88%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) logstash
2 1 (5.88%) Salt
2 1 (5.88%) YUM
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
1 3 (17.65%) SaltStack
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Perforce
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Google
3 1 (5.88%) Splunk
3 1 (5.88%) Twitter
3 1 (5.88%) New Relic
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