The table below looks at the prevalence of the term FlexPod in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited FlexPod over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
Rank 819 717 867
Rank change year-on-year
-102 +150
Permanent jobs citing FlexPod 69 136 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.063% 0.14% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.41% 0.059%
Number of salaries quoted 60 117 15
Average salary £62,500 £57,500 £68,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -16.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £48,750 £45,000 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £55,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -18.51%
FlexPod
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
33835 33397 37114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 31.13% 33.55% 33.65%
Number of salaries quoted 26794 27173 31554
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

FlexPod
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing FlexPod across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

FlexPod Jobs Demand Trend in England

FlexPod
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing FlexPod across the England region.

FlexPod Salary Trend in England

FlexPod
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing FlexPod across the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

FlexPod Salary Histogram in England

FlexPod
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FlexPod within the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
London -1 19 £62,500 - 4
South East -50 18 £57,500 -
West Midlands -19 15 £65,000 +15.55%
North West -29 13 £32,500 -27.77% 1
South West -22 10 £72,500 +38.09% 1
Yorkshire -47 9 £67,500 +17.39%
East of England -25 5 £55,000 -21.42%
Midlands +13 2 £62,500 -19.35%
FlexPod
UK

FlexPod
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing FlexPod 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 FlexPod.

1 105 (84.68%) NetApp
2 102 (82.26%) VMware
3 96 (77.42%) Cisco
4 78 (62.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 62 (50.00%) Citrix
6 54 (43.55%) Microsoft
7 47 (37.90%) Cisco Nexus
8 45 (36.29%) EMC
9 43 (34.68%) Hyper-V
10 42 (33.87%) Windows
11 35 (28.23%) NCIE
12 34 (27.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 31 (25.00%) SQL Server
14 29 (23.39%) SQL
14 29 (23.39%) Symantec
15 28 (22.58%) Active Directory
16 27 (21.77%) HP
16 27 (21.77%) NCDA
17 24 (19.35%) vSphere
18 22 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
19 20 (16.13%) XenDesktop
19 20 (16.13%) MS Exchange
19 20 (16.13%) MS Excel
20 19 (15.32%) IIS
20 19 (15.32%) Windows Server 2003
20 19 (15.32%) IBM
20 19 (15.32%) Windows 2000 Server
21 18 (14.52%) XenApp
21 18 (14.52%) VTSP
21 18 (14.52%) SAN

FlexPod
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the England region citing FlexPod 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 FlexPod. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 19 (15.32%) IIS
3 16 (12.90%) Lync
4 11 (8.87%) WebLogic
4 11 (8.87%) WebSphere
5 8 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (6.45%) SharePoint
6 7 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (5.65%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 20 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Revit
2 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.87%) SaaS
2 3 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.61%) PaaS
3 2 (1.61%) Office 365
3 2 (1.61%) IaaS
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 47 (37.90%) Cisco Nexus
2 18 (14.52%) SAN
3 12 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
4 9 (7.26%) Firewall
5 8 (6.45%) LAN
5 8 (6.45%) WAN
5 8 (6.45%) DHCP
5 8 (6.45%) DNS
6 6 (4.84%) WAAS
7 2 (1.61%) Unified Communications
7 2 (1.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.87%) DB2
2 11 (8.87%) RDBMS
2 11 (8.87%) Oracle Exadata
2 11 (8.87%) Oracle Database
2 11 (8.87%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (5.65%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 10 (8.06%) Finance
2 4 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 3 (2.42%) Electronics
3 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.61%) Military
4 2 (1.61%) Retail
4 2 (1.61%) Billing
4 2 (1.61%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (39.52%) Consultant
2 25 (20.16%) Architect
2 25 (20.16%) FlexPod Consultant
3 19 (15.32%) Pre Sales Consultant
4 16 (12.90%) Analyst
4 16 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
5 13 (10.48%) Senior Consultant
5 13 (10.48%) Technical Analyst
5 13 (10.48%) Storage Consultant
6 12 (9.68%) Infrastructure Manager
7 11 (8.87%) VMware Consultant
8 9 (7.26%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (7.26%) Project Manager
8 9 (7.26%) Sales Consultant
9 8 (6.45%) Support Analyst
9 8 (6.45%) Technical Support
9 8 (6.45%) Technical Support Analyst
9 8 (6.45%) Technology Consultant
10 7 (5.65%) Wintel Support Engineer
10 7 (5.65%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.87%) WebSphere MQ
1 11 (8.87%) Middleware
2 1 (0.81%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.65%) Client/Server
1 7 (5.65%) Thin Client
1 7 (5.65%) CLARiiON
1 7 (5.65%) Fat Client
2 2 (1.61%) FMCG
2 2 (1.61%) PKI
3 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (0.81%) E-Learning
3 1 (0.81%) DTV
3 1 (0.81%) GIS
3 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (33.87%) Windows
2 22 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (15.32%) Windows 2000 Server
3 19 (15.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (9.68%) Linux
4 12 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (8.87%) OS/400
5 11 (8.87%) zOS
5 11 (8.87%) SUSE
5 11 (8.87%) AIX
5 11 (8.87%) HPUX
5 11 (8.87%) Solaris
6 10 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.42%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (11.29%) Business Continuity
2 13 (10.48%) Change Management
3 11 (8.87%) Project Management
3 11 (8.87%) Incident Management
3 11 (8.87%) Problem Management
3 11 (8.87%) Infrastructure Management
4 9 (7.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 9 (7.26%) Time Management
4 9 (7.26%) Migration
5 5 (4.03%) Data Management
6 4 (3.23%) Supplier Management
7 3 (2.42%) Network Design
7 3 (2.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (1.61%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.61%) CRM
8 2 (1.61%) Risk Management
8 2 (1.61%) Information Management
8 2 (1.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (1.61%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.39%) SQL
2 1 (0.81%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (28.23%) NCIE
2 34 (27.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 27 (21.77%) NCDA
4 18 (14.52%) VTSP
5 15 (12.10%) VCAP
6 14 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (9.68%) VCDX
8 10 (8.06%) MCITP
9 8 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (6.45%) CCA
9 8 (6.45%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (6.45%) MCSE
9 8 (6.45%) VCP5
10 6 (4.84%) CCEE
11 5 (4.03%) CCIE
12 3 (2.42%) CCNP
13 2 (1.61%) CCNA
13 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.81%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (62.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (34.68%) Hyper-V
3 28 (22.58%) Active Directory
4 24 (19.35%) vSphere
5 20 (16.13%) XenDesktop
6 18 (14.52%) XenApp
7 11 (8.87%) KVM
8 10 (8.06%) vCloud
9 9 (7.26%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (8.87%) Tivoli
2 10 (8.06%) Legato
3 7 (5.65%) EMC NetWorker
3 7 (5.65%) SCCM
3 7 (5.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (4.84%) NetBackup
5 5 (4.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 105 (84.68%) NetApp
2 102 (82.26%) VMware
3 96 (77.42%) Cisco
4 62 (50.00%) Citrix
5 54 (43.55%) Microsoft
6 45 (36.29%) EMC
7 29 (23.39%) Symantec
8 27 (21.77%) HP
9 19 (15.32%) IBM
10 18 (14.52%) CommVault
11 16 (12.90%) Juniper
12 15 (12.10%) CheckPoint
13 12 (9.68%) Red Hat
14 11 (8.87%) BMC
14 11 (8.87%) CA
14 11 (8.87%) Oracle
14 11 (8.87%) Brocade
15 7 (5.65%) SolarWinds
15 7 (5.65%) 3PAR
15 7 (5.65%) Dell
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