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

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
Rank 208 242 245
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +3
Permanent jobs citing FlexPod 36 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.59% 0.42% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 22 8 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
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
2263 2384 2388
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 34.16% 34.19% 32.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1827 1840 1953
Average salary £39,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,690 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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 +32 35 £37,000 -35.65%
Cheshire +2 1 - -
FlexPod
England

FlexPod
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 53 (98.15%) VMware
2 52 (96.30%) NetApp
3 51 (94.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (88.89%) Cisco
5 38 (70.37%) Microsoft
6 35 (64.81%) HP
6 35 (64.81%) Windows
6 35 (64.81%) Symantec
7 30 (55.56%) Business Continuity
8 29 (53.70%) EMC
8 29 (53.70%) Hyper-V
9 27 (50.00%) Linux
10 24 (44.44%) AIX
10 24 (44.44%) HPUX
10 24 (44.44%) Solaris
10 24 (44.44%) IBM
11 22 (40.74%) SUSE
11 22 (40.74%) Middleware
11 22 (40.74%) Red Hat
11 22 (40.74%) zOS
11 22 (40.74%) CheckPoint
11 22 (40.74%) WebSphere MQ
11 22 (40.74%) Tivoli
11 22 (40.74%) RDBMS
11 22 (40.74%) Juniper
11 22 (40.74%) SAN
11 22 (40.74%) BMC
11 22 (40.74%) CA
11 22 (40.74%) Oracle
11 22 (40.74%) SQL Server

FlexPod
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 22 (40.74%) WebLogic
1 22 (40.74%) WebSphere
2 9 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 9 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (5.56%) IIS
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.85%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 22 (40.74%) SAN
2 13 (24.07%) WAN
2 13 (24.07%) DNS
3 12 (22.22%) LAN
4 10 (18.52%) Network Security
5 9 (16.67%) DHCP
6 8 (14.81%) VLAN
7 4 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (3.70%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (40.74%) SQL Server
1 22 (40.74%) DB2
1 22 (40.74%) RDBMS
1 22 (40.74%) Oracle Exadata
1 22 (40.74%) Oracle Database
1 22 (40.74%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 32 (59.26%) Architect
2 26 (48.15%) Solutions Architect
3 23 (42.59%) Infrastructure Architect
4 22 (40.74%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 7 (12.96%) Technical Architect
6 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Team Leader
8 4 (7.41%) Storage Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Implementation Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Server Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Consultant
9 3 (5.56%) Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Technical Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
11 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 1 (1.85%) Project Manager
11 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Manager
11 1 (1.85%) Support Team Leader
11 1 (1.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (40.74%) WebSphere MQ
1 22 (40.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) Clustering
2 1 (1.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 35 (64.81%) Windows
2 27 (50.00%) Linux
3 24 (44.44%) AIX
3 24 (44.44%) HPUX
3 24 (44.44%) Solaris
4 22 (40.74%) OS/400
4 22 (40.74%) zOS
4 22 (40.74%) SUSE
4 22 (40.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (55.56%) Business Continuity
2 22 (40.74%) Infrastructure Management
2 22 (40.74%) Mentoring
2 22 (40.74%) Coaching
3 11 (20.37%) Migration
4 10 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (12.96%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (11.11%) Data Management
7 2 (3.70%) Network Architecture
8 1 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.85%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (1.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) C
2 3 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 13 (24.07%) NCDA
3 9 (16.67%) NCIE
3 9 (16.67%) MCTS
3 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (12.96%) VCAP
5 2 (3.70%) VTSP
5 2 (3.70%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (94.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (53.70%) Hyper-V
3 22 (40.74%) KVM
4 19 (35.19%) Active Directory
5 5 (9.26%) vSphere
6 2 (3.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (40.74%) Tivoli
2 4 (7.41%) Nagios
3 3 (5.56%) Legato
4 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 53 (98.15%) VMware
2 52 (96.30%) NetApp
3 48 (88.89%) Cisco
4 38 (70.37%) Microsoft
5 35 (64.81%) HP
5 35 (64.81%) Symantec
6 29 (53.70%) EMC
7 24 (44.44%) IBM
8 22 (40.74%) Oracle
8 22 (40.74%) Red Hat
8 22 (40.74%) CheckPoint
8 22 (40.74%) Juniper
8 22 (40.74%) BMC
8 22 (40.74%) CA
8 22 (40.74%) Brocade
9 16 (29.63%) Citrix
10 10 (18.52%) Veeam
11 4 (7.41%) SolarWinds
11 4 (7.41%) Infoblox
12 3 (5.56%) CommVault