The table below looks at the prevalence of the term FlexPod in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited FlexPod over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
Rank 231 221 248
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +27
Permanent jobs citing FlexPod 3 28 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.053% 0.43% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 1.14% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 16
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -42.30%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-27.27% -
FlexPod
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2272 2465 2529
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 40.04% 37.82% 35.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1902 1956 1963
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

FlexPod
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

FlexPod Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

FlexPod
Salary Trend in the North West

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

FlexPod Salary Trend in the North West

FlexPod
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FlexPod within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
Manchester -15 3 £35,000 +7.69%
FlexPod
England

FlexPod
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) NetApp
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (62.50%) MCTS
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Data ONTAP
3 4 (50.00%) NCDA
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Coaching
4 3 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (37.50%) CCNA
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) IIS
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 3 (37.50%) SAN
4 3 (37.50%) Intel Security
4 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010

FlexPod
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (37.50%) IIS
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) Network Security
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) 3rd Line Technical Support
1 3 (37.50%) FlexPod Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Project Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Project Support Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Support
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Presales Solution Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (50.00%) Data ONTAP
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (37.50%) Coaching
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL V2
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Presales
4 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) MCTS
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (50.00%) NCDA
3 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) NCIE
4 1 (12.50%) VCAP
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
1 3 (37.50%) SCOM
1 3 (37.50%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) NetApp
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Intel Security
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec
4 2 (25.00%) Veeam