The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rackspace
Rank 235 236 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Permanent jobs citing Rackspace 12 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.14% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.31% -
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 0
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +23.07%
Vendors Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3171 3246 3805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 44.44% 44.78% 50.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2521 2761 3310
Average salary £36,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.49% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Rackspace
England

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Cheshire -3 9 £40,000 +26.98%
Manchester +6 3 £67,500 +92.85%
Rackspace
England

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 16 (88.89%) MySQL
2 15 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 15 (83.33%) Python
3 14 (77.78%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (77.78%) Flask
4 12 (66.67%) Linux
5 11 (61.11%) PHP
6 10 (55.56%) CSS
6 10 (55.56%) Apache
6 10 (55.56%) TDD
6 10 (55.56%) jQuery
7 9 (50.00%) Ajax
7 9 (50.00%) Web Development
7 9 (50.00%) JSON
7 9 (50.00%) nginx
7 9 (50.00%) Mercurial
7 9 (50.00%) SQLAlchemy
7 9 (50.00%) HTML5
7 9 (50.00%) Retail
7 9 (50.00%) Subversion
7 9 (50.00%) SOAP
7 9 (50.00%) Web Services
7 9 (50.00%) HTML
7 9 (50.00%) SQL
7 9 (50.00%) SOA
7 9 (50.00%) uWSGI
7 9 (50.00%) CSS3
8 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
9 5 (27.78%) Django
9 5 (27.78%) Cloud Computing

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (55.56%) Apache
2 9 (50.00%) nginx
2 9 (50.00%) uWSGI
3 2 (11.11%) Confluence
4 1 (5.56%) Node.js
4 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (88.89%) MySQL
2 14 (77.78%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (22.22%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.56%) Redis
4 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Subversion
1 9 (50.00%) Mercurial
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.56%) RSpec
3 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Developer
2 7 (38.89%) Senior Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Python Software Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Django Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Python/Django Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Software Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Python Developer
4 4 (22.22%) Web Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Software Developer
6 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) DevOps Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) UI Programmer
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) Senior Python Developer
7 1 (5.56%) Linux Consultant
7 1 (5.56%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (77.78%) Flask
2 10 (55.56%) CSS
2 10 (55.56%) jQuery
3 9 (50.00%) SQLAlchemy
3 9 (50.00%) HTML5
3 9 (50.00%) CSS3
3 9 (50.00%) SOAP
3 9 (50.00%) Web Services
3 9 (50.00%) Ajax
3 9 (50.00%) JSON
3 9 (50.00%) HTML
4 5 (27.78%) Django
5 1 (5.56%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (16.67%) Fedora
2 3 (16.67%) Ubuntu
2 3 (16.67%) CentOS
2 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) TDD
2 9 (50.00%) SOA
2 9 (50.00%) Web Development
3 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 3 (16.67%) DevOps
5 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
6 1 (5.56%) OO
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) JavaScript
1 15 (83.33%) Python
2 11 (61.11%) PHP
3 9 (50.00%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Scala
4 2 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.56%) Ruby
5 1 (5.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) Vagrant
2 1 (5.56%) logstash
2 1 (5.56%) YUM
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
1 3 (16.67%) SaltStack
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Apple
3 1 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Splunk
Birkenhead, Merseyside
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