The table below looks at the prevalence of the term FlexPod in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited FlexPod over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
Rank 150 168 187
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +19
Permanent jobs citing FlexPod 15 19 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.46% 0.49% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.22% 1.40% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 3 15 8
Average salary £32,500 £65,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% +73.33%
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
FlexPod
North West

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

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1233 1355 1437
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 38.13% 35.20% 34.45%
Number of salaries quoted 995 1057 1242
Average salary £39,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

FlexPod
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

FlexPod Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

FlexPod
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

FlexPod Salary Trend in Manchester

FlexPod
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 49 (98.00%) NetApp
1 49 (98.00%) VMware
2 47 (94.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (90.00%) Cisco
4 37 (74.00%) Microsoft
5 33 (66.00%) HP
5 33 (66.00%) Symantec
5 33 (66.00%) Data Centre
6 32 (64.00%) Windows
7 30 (60.00%) Business Continuity
8 29 (58.00%) Hyper-V
9 28 (56.00%) EMC
10 25 (50.00%) Linux
11 23 (46.00%) Converged Infrastructure
12 22 (44.00%) Oracle Database
12 22 (44.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (44.00%) Brocade
12 22 (44.00%) WebSphere
12 22 (44.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
12 22 (44.00%) Oracle Exadata
12 22 (44.00%) Infrastructure Management
12 22 (44.00%) Relational Database
12 22 (44.00%) KVM
12 22 (44.00%) Mentoring
12 22 (44.00%) Coaching
12 22 (44.00%) OS/400
12 22 (44.00%) AIX
12 22 (44.00%) HPUX
12 22 (44.00%) Solaris
12 22 (44.00%) Oracle

FlexPod
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 22 (44.00%) WebSphere
1 22 (44.00%) WebLogic
2 9 (18.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (18.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 9 (18.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (44.00%) SAN
2 12 (24.00%) DNS
2 12 (24.00%) LAN
2 12 (24.00%) WAN
3 10 (20.00%) Network Security
4 9 (18.00%) DHCP
5 8 (16.00%) VLAN
6 4 (8.00%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (44.00%) Oracle Database
1 22 (44.00%) Oracle Exadata
1 22 (44.00%) Relational Database
1 22 (44.00%) SQL Server
1 22 (44.00%) DB2
1 22 (44.00%) RDBMS
Job Titles
1 30 (60.00%) Architect
2 26 (52.00%) Solutions Architect
3 22 (44.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 22 (44.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (14.00%) Technical Architect
5 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Storage Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Team Leader
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Server Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Support Team Leader
9 1 (2.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Consultant
9 1 (2.00%) Field Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) IT Support
9 1 (2.00%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 22 (44.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 22 (44.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 33 (66.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 32 (64.00%) Windows
2 25 (50.00%) Linux
3 22 (44.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (44.00%) OS/400
3 22 (44.00%) AIX
3 22 (44.00%) HPUX
3 22 (44.00%) Solaris
3 22 (44.00%) zOS
3 22 (44.00%) SUSE
4 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) Business Continuity
2 23 (46.00%) Converged Infrastructure
3 22 (44.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 22 (44.00%) Mentoring
3 22 (44.00%) Coaching
4 10 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (18.00%) Migration
6 6 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (8.00%) Data Management
8 2 (4.00%) Network Architecture
9 1 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) C
2 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (34.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 13 (26.00%) NCDA
3 9 (18.00%) NCIE
3 9 (18.00%) MCTS
3 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (10.00%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (94.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (58.00%) Hyper-V
3 22 (44.00%) KVM
4 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (10.00%) vSphere
6 4 (8.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (44.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (6.00%) Nagios
3 1 (2.00%) Legato
3 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (98.00%) NetApp
1 49 (98.00%) VMware
2 45 (90.00%) Cisco
3 37 (74.00%) Microsoft
4 33 (66.00%) HP
4 33 (66.00%) Symantec
5 28 (56.00%) EMC
6 22 (44.00%) Brocade
6 22 (44.00%) Oracle
6 22 (44.00%) Juniper
6 22 (44.00%) BMC
6 22 (44.00%) CA
6 22 (44.00%) IBM
6 22 (44.00%) Red Hat
6 22 (44.00%) CheckPoint
7 12 (24.00%) Citrix
8 10 (20.00%) Veeam
9 3 (6.00%) SolarWinds
9 3 (6.00%) Infoblox
10 1 (2.00%) CommVault