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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
Rank 227 225 244
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +19
Permanent jobs citing FlexPod 4 33 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.072% 0.47% 0.060%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 1.30% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4 21 2
Average salary £51,500 £38,500 £57,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.76% -33.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £32,500 £55,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £72,500 £59,500
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £40,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -33.33%
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
2127 2546 2245
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 38.19% 36.23% 33.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1702 2178 1764
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,652 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £62,500
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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing FlexPod across the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

FlexPod Salary Histogram 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 12 February 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 -7 4 £51,500 +34.64%
FlexPod
England

FlexPod
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 32 (100.00%) NetApp
1 32 (100.00%) VMware
2 31 (96.88%) Cisco
3 30 (93.75%) Windows
4 29 (90.63%) Microsoft
5 24 (75.00%) Mentoring
6 23 (71.88%) Coaching
6 23 (71.88%) SAN
6 23 (71.88%) SQL Server
7 22 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (59.38%) Data Centre
9 18 (56.25%) Symantec
9 18 (56.25%) Business Continuity
9 18 (56.25%) HP
10 16 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 16 (50.00%) Converged Infrastructure
10 16 (50.00%) Hyper-V
11 15 (46.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (46.88%) WebSphere
11 15 (46.88%) IBM Integration Bus
11 15 (46.88%) Oracle Exadata
11 15 (46.88%) Oracle Database
11 15 (46.88%) Relational Database
11 15 (46.88%) KVM
11 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (46.88%) Infrastructure Management
11 15 (46.88%) IBM PureFlex
11 15 (46.88%) VCE vBlock
11 15 (46.88%) Brocade
11 15 (46.88%) WebSphere MQ

FlexPod
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 15 (46.88%) WebLogic
1 15 (46.88%) WebSphere
2 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
3 10 (31.25%) SharePoint
4 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (25.00%) IIS
4 8 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (46.88%) IBM PureFlex
2 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (71.88%) SAN
2 8 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (9.38%) LAN
3 3 (9.38%) Network Security
3 3 (9.38%) WAN
4 2 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.13%) DHCP
5 1 (3.13%) DNS
5 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (71.88%) SQL Server
2 15 (46.88%) DB2
2 15 (46.88%) Oracle Database
2 15 (46.88%) Oracle Exadata
2 15 (46.88%) RDBMS
2 15 (46.88%) Relational Database
3 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Architect
1 19 (59.38%) Solutions Architect
2 15 (46.88%) Infrastructure Architect
2 15 (46.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 10 (31.25%) Project Engineer
4 9 (28.13%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (25.00%) Project Support Engineer
5 8 (25.00%) Support Engineer
6 6 (18.75%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 6 (18.75%) Technical Support
6 6 (18.75%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (15.63%) Technical Engineer
7 5 (15.63%) Technical Support Engineer
8 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (9.38%) IT Engineer
9 3 (9.38%) IT Support
9 3 (9.38%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (9.38%) VMware Architect
9 3 (9.38%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) IBM Integration Bus
1 15 (46.88%) Middleware
1 15 (46.88%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 19 (59.38%) Data Centre
2 15 (46.88%) VCE vBlock
3 2 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 30 (93.75%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) AIX
2 15 (46.88%) HPUX
2 15 (46.88%) Linux
2 15 (46.88%) OS/400
2 15 (46.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 15 (46.88%) Solaris
2 15 (46.88%) SUSE
2 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2012
2 15 (46.88%) zOS
3 13 (40.63%) Windows Server
4 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (31.25%) Data ONTAP
6 8 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (25.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Mentoring
2 23 (71.88%) Coaching
3 18 (56.25%) Business Continuity
4 16 (50.00%) Converged Infrastructure
5 15 (46.88%) Infrastructure Management
6 8 (25.00%) ITIL
6 8 (25.00%) ITIL V2
6 8 (25.00%) PRINCE2
7 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
8 3 (9.38%) Migration
9 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
9 2 (6.25%) Presales
10 1 (3.13%) Change Management
10 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
10 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (3.13%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) C
3 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 11 (34.38%) MCTS
2 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (34.38%) NCDA
3 8 (25.00%) CCNA
3 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.25%) NCIE
5 1 (3.13%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 15 (46.88%) KVM
4 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
5 8 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (46.88%) Tivoli
2 8 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (25.00%) SCCM
2 8 (25.00%) SCOM
2 8 (25.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 32 (100.00%) NetApp
1 32 (100.00%) VMware
2 31 (96.88%) Cisco
3 29 (90.63%) Microsoft
4 18 (56.25%) HP
4 18 (56.25%) Symantec
5 15 (46.88%) BMC
5 15 (46.88%) Brocade
5 15 (46.88%) CA
5 15 (46.88%) CheckPoint
5 15 (46.88%) EMC
5 15 (46.88%) IBM
5 15 (46.88%) Juniper
5 15 (46.88%) Oracle
5 15 (46.88%) Red Hat
6 8 (25.00%) Intel Security
7 3 (9.38%) Citrix
7 3 (9.38%) Veeam
8 2 (6.25%) SolarWinds