Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 986 908 911
Rank change year-on-year -78 +3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Rackspace 183 351 423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Vendors category 0.23% 0.41% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 149 331 332
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £30,750 £37,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £74,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

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 78588 85479 101418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.54% 43.94% 46.22%
Number of salaries quoted 60795 69296 82457
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.40% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 21 September 2017.

Salary histogram for Rackspace in the UK

Rackspace
Top 11 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 21 September 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 -94 183 £55,000 - 25
UK excluding London +53 134 £50,000 - 13
North of England +30 81 £55,000 -15.38% 6
Yorkshire +58 67 £50,000 -23.08% 5
London -152 48 £65,000 +8.33% 12
East of England +11 22 £31,500 -41.40% 4
South East +38 20 £45,000 -14.29% 2
North West - 14 £55,000 - 1
South West +5 9 £50,000 +5.26% 1
West Midlands +17 2 - -
Midlands +16 2 - -

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 158 (86.34%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (62.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 106 (57.92%) Puppet
4 101 (55.19%) DevOps
5 95 (51.91%) Linux
6 90 (49.18%) Docker
7 79 (43.17%) Google
8 78 (42.62%) Ansible
9 70 (38.25%) Opscode Chef
10 67 (36.61%) Web Services
11 65 (35.52%) Jenkins
12 64 (34.97%) VMware
13 63 (34.43%) Python
14 60 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
15 58 (31.69%) Google Cloud Platform
16 52 (28.42%) NoSQL
16 52 (28.42%) Bash Shell
17 50 (27.32%) Ruby
18 49 (26.78%) Git (software)
19 48 (26.23%) SQL
20 47 (25.68%) Java
20 47 (25.68%) Configuration Management
21 46 (25.14%) E-Commerce
22 45 (24.59%) Apache Cassandra
23 44 (24.04%) MongoDB
23 44 (24.04%) PHP
24 43 (23.50%) MySQL
25 41 (22.40%) High Availability
26 37 (20.22%) Vagrant
27 35 (19.13%) Windows

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 35 (19.13%) Apache
2 27 (14.75%) nginx
3 25 (13.66%) OpenStack
4 13 (7.10%) IIS
4 13 (7.10%) Tomcat
5 12 (6.56%) CMS
6 11 (6.01%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (5.46%) JBoss
7 10 (5.46%) Jetty
7 10 (5.46%) Tornado
7 10 (5.46%) WebLogic
8 8 (4.37%) Kentico
9 4 (2.19%) Apache Spark
9 4 (2.19%) WordPress
10 3 (1.64%) CloudStack
10 3 (1.64%) Confluence
10 3 (1.64%) Drupal
10 3 (1.64%) Skype for Business
11 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.09%) Moodle
Applications
1 9 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (4.92%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.55%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 158 (86.34%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (62.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (31.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 32 (17.49%) IaaS
5 16 (8.74%) SaaS
6 15 (8.20%) Rackspace Cloud
7 13 (7.10%) Loggly
7 13 (7.10%) Sumo Logic
8 10 (5.46%) Google Analytics
9 7 (3.83%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (3.28%) PaaS
11 5 (2.73%) Google App Engine
11 5 (2.73%) IBM Cloud
12 4 (2.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (2.19%) DigitalOcean
12 4 (2.19%) GitHub
12 4 (2.19%) Office 365
13 3 (1.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 3 (1.64%) Bluemix
Communications & Networking
1 25 (13.66%) DNS
2 23 (12.57%) Firewall
3 12 (6.56%) VPN
4 10 (5.46%) AMQP
5 8 (4.37%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.28%) DHCP
6 6 (3.28%) HTTP
7 4 (2.19%) Internet
7 4 (2.19%) SMTP
8 3 (1.64%) LAN
8 3 (1.64%) LDAP
8 3 (1.64%) Network Security
8 3 (1.64%) Skype
8 3 (1.64%) SSL
8 3 (1.64%) WAN
9 2 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.09%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.09%) NAS
9 2 (1.09%) SSH
9 2 (1.09%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (28.42%) NoSQL
2 45 (24.59%) Apache Cassandra
3 44 (24.04%) MongoDB
4 43 (23.50%) MySQL
5 33 (18.03%) Redis
6 20 (10.93%) SQL Server
7 19 (10.38%) Riak
8 16 (8.74%) Hadoop
9 11 (6.01%) InterSystems Cache
10 10 (5.46%) Couchbase
10 10 (5.46%) Relational Database
11 5 (2.73%) Hazelcast
11 5 (2.73%) KDB
11 5 (2.73%) Kdb+
11 5 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (2.73%) SAP HANA
11 5 (2.73%) SQLite
12 4 (2.19%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (1.64%) MariaDB
14 2 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 65 (35.52%) Jenkins
2 49 (26.78%) Git (software)
3 37 (20.22%) Vagrant
4 34 (18.58%) Maven
5 22 (12.02%) TeamCity
6 11 (6.01%) Ant
6 11 (6.01%) Grunt
6 11 (6.01%) Selenium
7 10 (5.46%) Cucumber
7 10 (5.46%) FitNesse
7 10 (5.46%) Gatling
7 10 (5.46%) JBehave
7 10 (5.46%) JMeter
7 10 (5.46%) LoadRunner
8 9 (4.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (3.83%) gulp
9 7 (3.83%) Travis CI
10 6 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (2.19%) Bitbucket
11 4 (2.19%) Subversion
General
1 29 (15.85%) Finance
2 27 (14.75%) Marketing
3 24 (13.11%) Retail
4 14 (7.65%) Local Government
4 14 (7.65%) Manufacturing
5 9 (4.92%) Law
6 6 (3.28%) Banking
7 4 (2.19%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.64%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.09%) Advertising
9 2 (1.09%) Front Office
10 1 (0.55%) Back Office
10 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (25.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 41 (22.40%) Developer
3 34 (18.58%) Architect
4 32 (17.49%) Cloud Architect
5 31 (16.94%) Web Architect
6 29 (15.85%) Administrator
7 28 (15.30%) Systems Administrator
8 19 (10.38%) Consultant
9 18 (9.84%) Linux Engineer
10 17 (9.29%) Linux Administrator
10 17 (9.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 15 (8.20%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 14 (7.65%) AWS Architect
12 14 (7.65%) AWS Consultant
12 14 (7.65%) Cloud Consultant
12 14 (7.65%) Full Stack Developer
12 14 (7.65%) Senior Architect
12 14 (7.65%) Senior Consultant
12 14 (7.65%) Systems Engineer
12 14 (7.65%) Web Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (36.61%) Web Services
2 31 (16.94%) AngularJS
3 28 (15.30%) Node.js
4 27 (14.75%) CSS
4 27 (14.75%) HTML
5 25 (13.66%) jQuery
6 21 (11.48%) .NET
6 21 (11.48%) RabbitMQ
6 21 (11.48%) Spring
7 19 (10.38%) Apache Camel
7 19 (10.38%) ASP.NET
7 19 (10.38%) HTML5
7 19 (10.38%) Kafka
8 18 (9.84%) LAMP
9 17 (9.29%) CSS3
9 17 (9.29%) Spring Boot
10 15 (8.20%) LEMP Stack
11 14 (7.65%) Middleware
12 13 (7.10%) Elastic Stack
12 13 (7.10%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.02%) User Experience
2 18 (9.84%) Management Information System
3 16 (8.74%) Computer Science
4 15 (8.20%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (7.65%) Private Cloud
6 9 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (3.83%) Replication
8 5 (2.73%) Equities
8 5 (2.73%) Fixed Income
8 5 (2.73%) Hedge funds
8 5 (2.73%) iPhone
9 4 (2.19%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.19%) Fintech
10 3 (1.64%) Clustering
10 3 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (1.64%) Public Cloud
11 2 (1.09%) Data Centre
11 2 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 95 (51.91%) Linux
2 35 (19.13%) Windows
3 29 (15.85%) Unix
4 18 (9.84%) CentOS
5 11 (6.01%) Ubuntu
6 10 (5.46%) CoreOS
7 9 (4.92%) Windows Server
8 8 (4.37%) Android
8 8 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.73%) Windows Phone
10 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.64%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (55.19%) DevOps
2 60 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (25.68%) Configuration Management
4 46 (25.14%) E-Commerce
5 41 (22.40%) High Availability
6 32 (17.49%) Test Automation
7 30 (16.39%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (14.21%) Open Source
9 21 (11.48%) Migration
10 18 (9.84%) Scrum
11 17 (9.29%) Analytics
11 17 (9.29%) MVC
12 16 (8.74%) Integration Testing
12 16 (8.74%) Load Balancing
13 14 (7.65%) Requirements Analysis
13 14 (7.65%) SOA
13 14 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (7.65%) UML
13 14 (7.65%) Use Case
14 13 (7.10%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 63 (34.43%) Python
2 52 (28.42%) Bash Shell
3 50 (27.32%) Ruby
4 48 (26.23%) SQL
5 47 (25.68%) Java
6 44 (24.04%) PHP
7 33 (18.03%) C#
8 24 (13.11%) Go
8 24 (13.11%) JavaScript
9 14 (7.65%) Scala
10 13 (7.10%) C++
10 13 (7.10%) Perl
11 10 (5.46%) PowerShell
12 7 (3.83%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.64%) Shell Script
14 2 (1.09%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.55%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (8.20%) Degree
2 12 (6.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (5.46%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.09%) MCSA
5 2 (1.09%) MCSE
5 2 (1.09%) VCP5
5 2 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.55%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.55%) MCSD
6 1 (0.55%) RHCE
6 1 (0.55%) RHCT
6 1 (0.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.46%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) GCP
2 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 90 (49.18%) Docker
2 35 (19.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.38%) Varnish
4 12 (6.56%) Active Directory
5 9 (4.92%) GlusterFS
5 9 (4.92%) iptables
6 8 (4.37%) VirtualBox
7 6 (3.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (3.28%) LXC
7 6 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (2.73%) Xen
9 4 (2.19%) KVM
10 2 (1.09%) vSphere
11 1 (0.55%) HDFS
11 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
11 1 (0.55%) vCloud
11 1 (0.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 106 (57.92%) Puppet
2 78 (42.62%) Ansible
3 70 (38.25%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (12.57%) Kubernetes
5 21 (11.48%) HAProxy
5 21 (11.48%) Nagios
6 15 (8.20%) ZABBIX
7 14 (7.65%) Salt
8 9 (4.92%) Prometheus
9 6 (3.28%) Graphite
9 6 (3.28%) Icinga
9 6 (3.28%) Mesos
10 4 (2.19%) Rancher
10 4 (2.19%) Terraform
11 2 (1.09%) Capistrano
11 2 (1.09%) logstash
11 2 (1.09%) OpenNMS
11 2 (1.09%) Pingdom
12 1 (0.55%) SCCM
12 1 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 79 (43.17%) Google
2 64 (34.97%) VMware
3 28 (15.30%) SaltStack
4 26 (14.21%) Red Hat
5 24 (13.11%) Microsoft
5 24 (13.11%) Oracle
6 21 (11.48%) New Relic
7 18 (9.84%) Splunk
8 17 (9.29%) Brocade
8 17 (9.29%) F5
9 6 (3.28%) Twitter
10 5 (2.73%) GigaSpaces
10 5 (2.73%) IBM
10 5 (2.73%) SAP
11 3 (1.64%) Dynatrace
11 3 (1.64%) HP
11 3 (1.64%) Zend
12 2 (1.09%) QNAP
12 2 (1.09%) Solace
12 2 (1.09%) Synology