Period
to 18 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Rackspace products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Rackspace over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

Rackspace
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1024 957 966
Rank change year-on-year -67 +9 -75
Permanent jobs citing Rackspace 153 267 351
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.086% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.19% 0.32% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 135 250 264
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +4.55% +4.76%
10th Percentile £30,750 £37,500 £31,625
90th Percentile £80,000 £82,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

Rackspace is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 79646 83241 100156
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.51% 43.84% 45.72%
Number of salaries quoted 61613 67223 81581
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Rackspace
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Rackspace as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Rackspace in the UK

Rackspace
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Rackspace in the UK

Rackspace
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Rackspace over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Rackspace in the UK

Rackspace
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Rackspace within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -75 152 £55,000 -4.35% 21
UK excluding London +81 110 £50,000 - 19
North of England +47 62 £55,000 -15.38% 11
Yorkshire +58 46 £50,000 -23.08% 5
London -130 41 £65,000 - 3
East of England +22 17 £31,500 -37.00% 2
South East +23 16 £47,500 -5.00% 1
North West - 15 £55,000 - 6
Midlands +19 8 £36,000 -25.00% 2
West Midlands +18 7 - - 2
South West -15 7 £67,500 +42.11% 2
East Midlands +32 1 £36,000 -25.00%
North East +10 1 £37,500 -16.67%

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing Rackspace also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Rackspace.

1 131 (85.62%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (58.82%) DevOps
3 89 (58.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 81 (52.94%) Puppet
5 72 (47.06%) Linux
6 71 (46.41%) Google
6 71 (46.41%) Ansible
6 71 (46.41%) Docker
7 62 (40.52%) Opscode Chef
7 62 (40.52%) Python
8 58 (37.91%) Agile Software Development
9 55 (35.95%) Jenkins
10 49 (32.03%) Google Cloud Platform
10 49 (32.03%) Web Services
11 48 (31.37%) Java
12 46 (30.07%) Bash Shell
13 43 (28.10%) PHP
13 43 (28.10%) VMware
14 42 (27.45%) Ruby
14 42 (27.45%) Git (software)
15 41 (26.80%) SQL
16 40 (26.14%) MySQL
16 40 (26.14%) Configuration Management
17 38 (24.84%) Vagrant
18 35 (22.88%) Windows
19 33 (21.57%) MongoDB
20 32 (20.92%) NoSQL
21 31 (20.26%) Kubernetes
21 31 (20.26%) Apache
22 30 (19.61%) Microsoft

Rackspace
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (20.26%) Apache
2 22 (14.38%) nginx
3 17 (11.11%) IIS
3 17 (11.11%) OpenStack
4 13 (8.50%) CMS
5 7 (4.58%) Drupal
5 7 (4.58%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (4.58%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.92%) Confluence
6 6 (3.92%) JBoss
6 6 (3.92%) Jetty
6 6 (3.92%) Tornado
6 6 (3.92%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.61%) Kentico
7 4 (2.61%) WordPress
8 3 (1.96%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.96%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (5.88%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 131 (85.62%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (58.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (32.03%) Google Cloud Platform
4 23 (15.03%) IaaS
5 15 (9.80%) GitHub
5 15 (9.80%) SaaS
6 13 (8.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 13 (8.50%) Loggly
6 13 (8.50%) Sumo Logic
7 11 (7.19%) Rackspace Cloud
8 10 (6.54%) Google Analytics
9 8 (5.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (4.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 7 (4.58%) Datadog
11 6 (3.92%) PaaS
12 4 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (2.61%) Amazon S3
12 4 (2.61%) DigitalOcean
12 4 (2.61%) Google App Engine
12 4 (2.61%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.03%) Firewall
2 15 (9.80%) DNS
3 14 (9.15%) VPN
4 10 (6.54%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.88%) Internet
6 6 (3.92%) AMQP
6 6 (3.92%) HTTP
7 5 (3.27%) DHCP
7 5 (3.27%) LAN
7 5 (3.27%) Network Security
7 5 (3.27%) WAN
8 4 (2.61%) BGP
8 4 (2.61%) EIGRP
8 4 (2.61%) MPLS
8 4 (2.61%) NetScaler
8 4 (2.61%) OSPF
8 4 (2.61%) RIP
8 4 (2.61%) SMTP
9 3 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (26.14%) MySQL
2 33 (21.57%) MongoDB
3 32 (20.92%) NoSQL
4 26 (16.99%) Apache Cassandra
5 23 (15.03%) Redis
6 14 (9.15%) Riak
7 13 (8.50%) SQL Server
8 11 (7.19%) Hadoop
9 10 (6.54%) Relational Database
10 9 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (5.23%) PostgreSQL
12 7 (4.58%) Couchbase
13 6 (3.92%) InterSystems Cache
14 3 (1.96%) Hazelcast
14 3 (1.96%) KDB
14 3 (1.96%) Kdb+
14 3 (1.96%) MariaDB
14 3 (1.96%) SAP HANA
14 3 (1.96%) SQLite
15 2 (1.31%) HBase
Development Applications
1 55 (35.95%) Jenkins
2 42 (27.45%) Git (software)
3 38 (24.84%) Vagrant
4 24 (15.69%) Maven
5 17 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (11.11%) TeamCity
6 11 (7.19%) Grunt
7 10 (6.54%) Subversion
8 8 (5.23%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (5.23%) Travis CI
9 7 (4.58%) Codeship
9 7 (4.58%) GoCD
9 7 (4.58%) Selenium
10 6 (3.92%) Cucumber
10 6 (3.92%) FitNesse
10 6 (3.92%) Gatling
10 6 (3.92%) JBehave
10 6 (3.92%) JIRA
10 6 (3.92%) JMeter
10 6 (3.92%) LoadRunner
General
1 29 (18.95%) Finance
2 22 (14.38%) Retail
3 13 (8.50%) Local Government
3 13 (8.50%) Manufacturing
3 13 (8.50%) Marketing
4 11 (7.19%) Law
5 3 (1.96%) Banking
6 2 (1.31%) Advertising
6 2 (1.31%) Front Office
6 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (25.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (17.65%) Developer
3 24 (15.69%) Architect
4 21 (13.73%) Administrator
4 21 (13.73%) Cloud Architect
5 20 (13.07%) Systems Administrator
6 19 (12.42%) Linux Engineer
7 17 (11.11%) Web Architect
8 16 (10.46%) Consultant
8 16 (10.46%) Linux Administrator
8 16 (10.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 15 (9.80%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 15 (9.80%) Senior Architect
10 14 (9.15%) AWS Architect
10 14 (9.15%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 14 (9.15%) Senior Consultant
11 13 (8.50%) AWS Consultant
11 13 (8.50%) Cloud Consultant
11 13 (8.50%) Web Consultant
12 12 (7.84%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (32.03%) Web Services
2 28 (18.30%) Node.js
3 22 (14.38%) AngularJS
4 19 (12.42%) CSS
4 19 (12.42%) HTML
5 18 (11.76%) .NET
6 17 (11.11%) jQuery
7 16 (10.46%) ASP.NET
7 16 (10.46%) LAMP
8 15 (9.80%) Kafka
9 14 (9.15%) Apache Camel
9 14 (9.15%) Elastic Stack
9 14 (9.15%) HTML5
9 14 (9.15%) RabbitMQ
9 14 (9.15%) Spring
10 13 (8.50%) Middleware
11 12 (7.84%) CSS3
11 12 (7.84%) Spring Boot
12 11 (7.19%) LEMP Stack
13 8 (5.23%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 15 (9.80%) User Experience
3 14 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (9.15%) Computer Science
3 14 (9.15%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (5.88%) Private Cloud
5 8 (5.23%) Public Cloud
6 7 (4.58%) Replication
7 5 (3.27%) Fintech
8 4 (2.61%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.61%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.96%) Equities
9 3 (1.96%) Fixed Income
9 3 (1.96%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.96%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 72 (47.06%) Linux
2 35 (22.88%) Windows
3 20 (13.07%) CentOS
4 15 (9.80%) Ubuntu
5 14 (9.15%) Unix
6 12 (7.84%) Windows Server
7 10 (6.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (3.27%) CoreOS
10 4 (2.61%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.96%) Android
11 3 (1.96%) Kali Linux
11 3 (1.96%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.31%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.31%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.65%) Solaris
13 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (58.82%) DevOps
2 58 (37.91%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (26.14%) Configuration Management
4 28 (18.30%) High Availability
5 27 (17.65%) E-Commerce
6 26 (16.99%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (16.99%) Test Automation
7 24 (15.69%) Open Source
8 22 (14.38%) Migration
9 19 (12.42%) Scrum
10 18 (11.76%) Analytics
10 18 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
11 16 (10.46%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 15 (9.80%) Load Balancing
13 14 (9.15%) SOA
14 13 (8.50%) BDD
14 13 (8.50%) Requirements Analysis
14 13 (8.50%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (8.50%) TDD
14 13 (8.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 62 (40.52%) Python
2 48 (31.37%) Java
3 46 (30.07%) Bash Shell
4 43 (28.10%) PHP
5 42 (27.45%) Ruby
6 41 (26.80%) SQL
7 30 (19.61%) C#
8 28 (18.30%) JavaScript
9 26 (16.99%) PowerShell
10 19 (12.42%) Go
11 17 (11.11%) Scala
12 14 (9.15%) C++
13 11 (7.19%) Perl
14 3 (1.96%) Bourne shell
15 2 (1.31%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.31%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (9.15%) Degree
2 9 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.61%) CCNA
3 4 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.96%) CCIE
4 3 (1.96%) CCNP
4 3 (1.96%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.65%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.65%) MBA
5 1 (0.65%) MCSD
5 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.80%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 71 (46.41%) Docker
2 21 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.15%) Varnish
4 13 (8.50%) Active Directory
5 10 (6.54%) GlusterFS
6 9 (5.88%) iptables
7 8 (5.23%) Hyper-V
7 8 (5.23%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (4.58%) VirtualBox
9 5 (3.27%) Xen
10 2 (1.31%) HDFS
10 2 (1.31%) KVM
11 1 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 1 (0.65%) Kamailio
11 1 (0.65%) vCloud
11 1 (0.65%) XenApp
11 1 (0.65%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 81 (52.94%) Puppet
2 71 (46.41%) Ansible
3 62 (40.52%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (20.26%) Kubernetes
5 24 (15.69%) Nagios
6 19 (12.42%) Salt
7 17 (11.11%) ZABBIX
8 16 (10.46%) HAProxy
9 8 (5.23%) Prometheus
9 8 (5.23%) Terraform
10 7 (4.58%) Capistrano
10 7 (4.58%) Pingdom
11 4 (2.61%) Rancher
11 4 (2.61%) SCCM
11 4 (2.61%) SCOM
12 3 (1.96%) Backup Exec
12 3 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (1.96%) Nessus
12 3 (1.96%) NetBackup
12 3 (1.96%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 71 (46.41%) Google
2 43 (28.10%) VMware
3 30 (19.61%) Microsoft
4 24 (15.69%) Splunk
5 21 (13.73%) Red Hat
6 20 (13.07%) Oracle
7 19 (12.42%) SaltStack
8 18 (11.76%) New Relic
9 8 (5.23%) Citrix
10 7 (4.58%) Brocade
10 7 (4.58%) F5
11 6 (3.92%) Cisco
11 6 (3.92%) Palo Alto
12 4 (2.61%) AppDynamics
12 4 (2.61%) Dell
13 3 (1.96%) GigaSpaces
13 3 (1.96%) Qualys
13 3 (1.96%) SolarWinds
13 3 (1.96%) SonicWALL
13 3 (1.96%) Veeam