The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Rackspace over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rackspace
Rank 806 803 749
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -54
Permanent jobs citing Rackspace 128 147 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.28% 0.29% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 121 94 147
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £26,750 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £62,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.00%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
46430 50796 48789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 47.68% 47.29%
Number of salaries quoted 38062 41730 38631
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Rackspace
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Rackspace Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Rackspace
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Rackspace within the UK.

Rackspace Salary Trend in the UK

Rackspace
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Rackspace over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 within the UK.

Rackspace Salary Histogram in the UK

Rackspace
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
England -17 119 £55,000 +29.41% 31
London +1 84 £57,500 +4.54% 14
City of London +73 21 £57,500 +6.97% 4
South East +20 10 £40,000 -27.27% 7
East Midlands +10 10 £45,000 +12.50%
Leicestershire +10 10 £45,000 +12.50%
Leicester - 9 £45,000 -
South West +6 7 £47,500 +18.75%
Cambridgeshire +9 6 £45,000 +16.12% 3
East of England -6 6 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Surrey +19 5 £40,000 -23.80%
Oxfordshire -3 4 £110,000 +91.30%
South Wales - 4 £55,000 -
Cardiff - 4 £55,000 -
Oxford - 4 £110,000 -
Guildford - 4 £40,000 -
Leatherhead - 4 £40,000 -
Wales - 4 £55,000 -
Cambridge -3 3 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Bristol - 3 £47,500 -
North East - 3 £42,500 - 4
North West +17 2 £48,750 +39.28%
Gloucestershire - 2 £22,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £42,500 - 4
Tyne and Wear - 2 £42,500 - 4
Manchester - 2 £48,750 -
Cheltenham - 2 £22,500 -
Hampshire +9 1 £35,000 -39.13%
Scotland 0 1 - -
West Midlands -23 1 £27,500 -21.42% 3

Rackspace
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 214 (81.99%) Amazon AWS
2 191 (73.18%) Linux
3 144 (55.17%) DevOps
4 116 (44.44%) Puppet
5 102 (39.08%) Opscode Chef
6 101 (38.70%) VMware
7 92 (35.25%) Continuous Integration
8 91 (34.87%) Configuration Management
9 83 (31.80%) Ruby
10 82 (31.42%) Microsoft Azure
11 81 (31.03%) Python
12 78 (29.89%) VMware Infrastructure
13 77 (29.50%) Java
14 70 (26.82%) E-Commerce
14 70 (26.82%) Agile Software Development
15 68 (26.05%) LAMP
16 66 (25.29%) IaaS
17 63 (24.14%) MySQL
18 62 (23.75%) Windows
19 61 (23.37%) Amazon EC2
20 56 (21.46%) Ansible
20 56 (21.46%) CentOS
21 53 (20.31%) Git (software)
22 52 (19.92%) Microsoft
22 52 (19.92%) PHP
23 49 (18.77%) High Availability
24 48 (18.39%) Web Services
25 46 (17.62%) JavaScript
25 46 (17.62%) Finance
26 45 (17.24%) Google

Rackspace
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 45 (17.24%) OpenStack
2 42 (16.09%) Apache
3 26 (9.96%) nginx
4 19 (7.28%) IIS
4 19 (7.28%) Node.js
5 18 (6.90%) Drupal
6 15 (5.75%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (5.36%) Tomcat
8 13 (4.98%) CMS
9 12 (4.60%) WordPress
10 11 (4.21%) SilverStripe
11 10 (3.83%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 2 (0.77%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.77%) Confluence
12 2 (0.77%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.77%) Skype for Business
13 1 (0.38%) CloudStack
13 1 (0.38%) TorqueBox
Applications
1 16 (6.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.77%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 11 (4.21%) Magento
2 5 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 214 (81.99%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (31.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (25.29%) IaaS
4 61 (23.37%) Amazon EC2
5 42 (16.09%) Joyent
6 34 (13.03%) Google Cloud Platform
7 26 (9.96%) SaaS
8 24 (9.20%) PaaS
9 23 (8.81%) Rackspace Cloud
10 21 (8.05%) Google App Engine
11 17 (6.51%) DigitalOcean
12 16 (6.13%) Amazon S3
13 14 (5.36%) GitHub
14 9 (3.45%) Heroku
15 8 (3.07%) HP Helion
16 7 (2.68%) Datadog
17 5 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
19 2 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
20 1 (0.38%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (9.96%) DNS
2 18 (6.90%) Firewall
3 14 (5.36%) TCP/IP
4 12 (4.60%) SSH
5 10 (3.83%) LDAP
5 10 (3.83%) VPN
6 9 (3.45%) SMS
6 9 (3.45%) SMTP
6 9 (3.45%) VLAN
7 8 (3.07%) SSL
8 7 (2.68%) HTTP
9 5 (1.92%) Internet
9 5 (1.92%) NAS
9 5 (1.92%) SAN
10 4 (1.53%) DHCP
10 4 (1.53%) FTP
10 4 (1.53%) IPsec
10 4 (1.53%) SMPP
11 3 (1.15%) MPLS
11 3 (1.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (24.14%) MySQL
2 34 (13.03%) Redis
3 28 (10.73%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (8.05%) MongoDB
4 21 (8.05%) NoSQL
5 19 (7.28%) SQL Server
6 13 (4.98%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (4.21%) Hadoop
8 10 (3.83%) Amazon RDS
9 9 (3.45%) Hazelcast
9 9 (3.45%) KDB
9 9 (3.45%) SAP HANA
10 6 (2.30%) Big Data
11 2 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.77%) DataStage
11 2 (0.77%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 53 (20.31%) Git (software)
2 38 (14.56%) Jenkins
3 22 (8.43%) Vagrant
4 15 (5.75%) Maven
5 12 (4.60%) Ant
5 12 (4.60%) Gradle
5 12 (4.60%) JIRA
6 11 (4.21%) Hudson
6 11 (4.21%) Subversion
6 11 (4.21%) TeamCity
7 9 (3.45%) Visual Studio
8 8 (3.07%) Artifactory
8 8 (3.07%) GitLab
8 8 (3.07%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (3.07%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (2.30%) PHPUnit
10 4 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.15%) Bower
11 3 (1.15%) Grunt
11 3 (1.15%) ProC
General
1 46 (17.62%) Finance
2 22 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 21 (8.05%) Banking
4 17 (6.51%) Law
5 16 (6.13%) Retail
6 14 (5.36%) Marketing
7 9 (3.45%) Front Office
8 7 (2.68%) Electronics
9 4 (1.53%) Games
9 4 (1.53%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.15%) Publishing
11 2 (0.77%) Legal
12 1 (0.38%) Advertising
12 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 57 (21.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 51 (19.54%) Developer
3 26 (9.96%) Administrator
3 26 (9.96%) Systems Administrator
4 24 (9.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 21 (8.05%) Linux Administrator
6 20 (7.66%) AWS Engineer
6 20 (7.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 19 (7.28%) Linux Engineer
7 19 (7.28%) PHP Developer
8 16 (6.13%) Architect
9 15 (5.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 12 (4.60%) Analyst
10 12 (4.60%) Software Engineer
11 11 (4.21%) Information Analyst
11 11 (4.21%) Information Security Analyst
11 11 (4.21%) Security Analyst
11 11 (4.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 11 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.45%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (26.05%) LAMP
2 48 (18.39%) Web Services
3 42 (16.09%) HTML
4 37 (14.18%) CSS
5 29 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 29 (11.11%) HTML5
6 21 (8.05%) Memcached
7 19 (7.28%) .NET
8 16 (6.13%) RESTful
8 16 (6.13%) Symfony
9 13 (4.98%) Backbone.js
10 12 (4.60%) KnockoutJS
11 11 (4.21%) Ajax
11 11 (4.21%) XML
12 9 (3.45%) Akka
12 9 (3.45%) DOM
12 9 (3.45%) jQuery
12 9 (3.45%) Laravel
12 9 (3.45%) Ultra Messaging
12 9 (3.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.03%) Replication
2 31 (11.88%) Public Cloud
3 16 (6.13%) Private Cloud
4 15 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (5.75%) Data Centre
5 11 (4.21%) VCE vBlock
6 10 (3.83%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.68%) Enterprise Cloud
8 6 (2.30%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.92%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.53%) Fintech
10 4 (1.53%) PKI
10 4 (1.53%) PMI
10 4 (1.53%) Social Media
10 4 (1.53%) User Experience
11 2 (0.77%) Cybercrime
11 2 (0.77%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.38%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 191 (73.18%) Linux
2 62 (23.75%) Windows
3 56 (21.46%) CentOS
4 37 (14.18%) Unix
5 34 (13.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (11.49%) Ubuntu
7 26 (9.96%) Debian
8 23 (8.81%) Windows Server
9 9 (3.45%) Android
9 9 (3.45%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.92%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.53%) Fedora
13 3 (1.15%) Scientific Linux
14 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (55.17%) DevOps
2 92 (35.25%) Continuous Integration
3 91 (34.87%) Configuration Management
4 70 (26.82%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (26.82%) E-Commerce
5 49 (18.77%) High Availability
6 39 (14.94%) Open Source
7 38 (14.56%) Load Balancing
8 36 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
9 35 (13.41%) ITIL
10 29 (11.11%) Project Management
11 25 (9.58%) Scrum
12 24 (9.20%) OO
12 24 (9.20%) Software Engineering
13 23 (8.81%) Continuous Delivery
14 16 (6.13%) MVC
15 14 (5.36%) Mentoring
16 13 (4.98%) Information Security
17 12 (4.60%) Data Management
18 11 (4.21%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 83 (31.80%) Ruby
2 81 (31.03%) Python
3 77 (29.50%) Java
4 52 (19.92%) PHP
5 46 (17.62%) JavaScript
6 40 (15.33%) Bash Shell
6 40 (15.33%) SQL
7 25 (9.58%) C#
8 24 (9.20%) PowerShell
9 22 (8.43%) Perl
10 18 (6.90%) Clojure
11 8 (3.07%) Scala
12 7 (2.68%) C
13 5 (1.92%) C++
14 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.77%) Go
15 2 (0.77%) Jython
15 2 (0.77%) RubyMotion
16 1 (0.38%) ClojureScript
16 1 (0.38%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 37 (14.18%) Degree
2 6 (2.30%) RHCE
2 6 (2.30%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.92%) PCI QSA
4 4 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.53%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.15%) CISM
5 3 (1.15%) CISSP
5 3 (1.15%) CRISC
6 2 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.38%) CCNP
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.68%) COBIT
3 6 (2.30%) SLA
4 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 78 (29.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (14.56%) Docker
3 30 (11.49%) Active Directory
4 21 (8.05%) Xen
5 12 (4.60%) VirtualBox
6 11 (4.21%) KVM
7 9 (3.45%) Hyper-V
7 9 (3.45%) LXC
7 9 (3.45%) vCloud
7 9 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.30%) NFS
9 5 (1.92%) iptables
9 5 (1.92%) vSphere
10 2 (0.77%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.38%) Ceph
11 1 (0.38%) GlusterFS
11 1 (0.38%) oVirt
11 1 (0.38%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 116 (44.44%) Puppet
2 102 (39.08%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (21.46%) Ansible
4 44 (16.86%) CFEngine
5 34 (13.03%) Capistrano
6 24 (9.20%) Nagios
7 15 (5.75%) Salt
8 8 (3.07%) yum
9 6 (2.30%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.92%) Plesk
11 4 (1.53%) Cacti
11 4 (1.53%) Graphite
11 4 (1.53%) logstash
11 4 (1.53%) Rundeck
12 3 (1.15%) Mesos
12 3 (1.15%) OpenNMS
12 3 (1.15%) Zenoss
13 2 (0.77%) HAProxy
14 1 (0.38%) Pingdom
14 1 (0.38%) SELinux
Vendors
1 101 (38.70%) VMware
2 52 (19.92%) Microsoft
3 45 (17.24%) Google
4 41 (15.71%) Red Hat
5 19 (7.28%) SaltStack
6 17 (6.51%) New Relic
6 17 (6.51%) Oracle
7 13 (4.98%) SAP
8 10 (3.83%) HP
9 9 (3.45%) GigaSpaces
9 9 (3.45%) Solace
9 9 (3.45%) StreamBase
10 6 (2.30%) Zend
11 5 (1.92%) IBM
12 4 (1.53%) Akamai
12 4 (1.53%) AppDynamics
12 4 (1.53%) Atlassian
12 4 (1.53%) Dell
12 4 (1.53%) hybris
12 4 (1.53%) Percona
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits Benifits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Red Sofa London
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 25 Days Holiday, Bonus, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 5% pension, 25 days holiday
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
First Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
First Point
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Salary: up to £65,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Insure The Box
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge, UK
Red Gate
Salary: £40,000 to £55,000, depending on experience + A great benefits package
Posted: 16 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Red Gate Software
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum plus company benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Talent Point
Salary: £35000.00 - £450000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Redditch
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Redditch
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 24 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 24 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + negotiable
Posted: 24 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 24 days ago
Reading
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 24 days ago
City, London
Salmon Ltd
Posted: 26 days ago
Birmingham
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Generous Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago