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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
Rank 144 180 -
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -
Permanent jobs citing FlexPod 35 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.93% 0.20% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.67% 0.61% -
Number of salaries quoted 22 6 0
Average salary £37,000 £57,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.65% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £55,000 £62,500
% change year-on-year
-22.72% -12.00%
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
1309 1310 1361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 34.72% 33.00% 33.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1068 1029 1167
Average salary £38,000 £36,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,875 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing FlexPod across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

FlexPod Salary Histogram in Manchester

FlexPod
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 52 (98.11%) NetApp
1 52 (98.11%) VMware
2 50 (94.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (88.68%) Cisco
4 39 (73.58%) Microsoft
5 36 (67.92%) Symantec
6 35 (66.04%) HP
6 35 (66.04%) Windows
7 31 (58.49%) Business Continuity
8 30 (56.60%) EMC
9 28 (52.83%) Hyper-V
10 27 (50.94%) Linux
11 24 (45.28%) IBM
12 23 (43.40%) RDBMS
12 23 (43.40%) Juniper
12 23 (43.40%) SAN
12 23 (43.40%) BMC
12 23 (43.40%) CA
12 23 (43.40%) OS/400
12 23 (43.40%) AIX
12 23 (43.40%) HPUX
12 23 (43.40%) Solaris
12 23 (43.40%) Oracle
12 23 (43.40%) SQL Server
12 23 (43.40%) DB2
12 23 (43.40%) WebLogic
12 23 (43.40%) Red Hat
12 23 (43.40%) zOS
12 23 (43.40%) CheckPoint
12 23 (43.40%) WebSphere MQ

FlexPod
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 23 (43.40%) WebLogic
1 23 (43.40%) WebSphere
2 9 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2013
2 9 (16.98%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.98%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (5.66%) IIS
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.89%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (43.40%) SAN
2 13 (24.53%) DNS
3 12 (22.64%) LAN
3 12 (22.64%) WAN
4 10 (18.87%) Network Security
5 9 (16.98%) DHCP
6 8 (15.09%) VLAN
7 3 (5.66%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (5.66%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (3.77%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (43.40%) SQL Server
1 23 (43.40%) DB2
1 23 (43.40%) RDBMS
1 23 (43.40%) Oracle Exadata
1 23 (43.40%) Oracle Database
1 23 (43.40%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 31 (58.49%) Architect
2 27 (50.94%) Solutions Architect
3 23 (43.40%) Infrastructure Architect
3 23 (43.40%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 7 (13.21%) Technical Architect
5 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Team Leader
7 4 (7.55%) Storage Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Implementation Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Server Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Consultant
8 3 (5.66%) Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.77%) Technical Engineer
10 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 1 (1.89%) Project Manager
10 1 (1.89%) Infrastructure Manager
10 1 (1.89%) Support Team Leader
10 1 (1.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (43.40%) WebSphere MQ
1 23 (43.40%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 35 (66.04%) Windows
2 27 (50.94%) Linux
3 23 (43.40%) OS/400
3 23 (43.40%) zOS
3 23 (43.40%) AIX
3 23 (43.40%) HPUX
3 23 (43.40%) Solaris
3 23 (43.40%) SUSE
3 23 (43.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.77%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (58.49%) Business Continuity
2 23 (43.40%) Infrastructure Management
2 23 (43.40%) Mentoring
2 23 (43.40%) Coaching
3 10 (18.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (16.98%) Migration
5 7 (13.21%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (11.32%) Data Management
7 2 (3.77%) Network Architecture
8 1 (1.89%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.89%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) C
2 3 (5.66%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (32.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 13 (24.53%) NCDA
3 9 (16.98%) NCIE
3 9 (16.98%) MCTS
3 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (13.21%) VCAP
5 2 (3.77%) VTSP
5 2 (3.77%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (94.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (52.83%) Hyper-V
3 23 (43.40%) KVM
4 19 (35.85%) Active Directory
5 5 (9.43%) vSphere
6 2 (3.77%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 23 (43.40%) Tivoli
2 4 (7.55%) Nagios
3 3 (5.66%) Legato
4 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (98.11%) NetApp
1 52 (98.11%) VMware
2 47 (88.68%) Cisco
3 39 (73.58%) Microsoft
4 36 (67.92%) Symantec
5 35 (66.04%) HP
6 30 (56.60%) EMC
7 24 (45.28%) IBM
8 23 (43.40%) Juniper
8 23 (43.40%) BMC
8 23 (43.40%) CA
8 23 (43.40%) Red Hat
8 23 (43.40%) CheckPoint
8 23 (43.40%) Brocade
8 23 (43.40%) Oracle
9 15 (28.30%) Citrix
10 10 (18.87%) Veeam
11 4 (7.55%) SolarWinds
11 4 (7.55%) Infoblox
12 3 (5.66%) CommVault