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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
Rank 226 241 221
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -20
Permanent jobs citing FlexPod 14 8 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.21% 0.11% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.33% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 22
Average salary £50,000 £36,250 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.93% -19.44%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
-13.63% -
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
2399 2449 2438
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 36.70% 34.41% 33.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1880 1865 1970
Average salary £39,000 £39,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 July 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 +14 11 - -
Merseyside - 2 £50,000 -
Lancashire - 1 £40,000 -
FlexPod
England

FlexPod
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 42 (100.00%) NetApp
1 42 (100.00%) VMware
2 40 (95.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (90.48%) Cisco
4 35 (83.33%) Microsoft
5 31 (73.81%) Business Continuity
5 31 (73.81%) Data Centre
6 30 (71.43%) HP
7 29 (69.05%) Symantec
8 28 (66.67%) Windows
9 27 (64.29%) Hyper-V
10 26 (61.90%) SAN
10 26 (61.90%) SQL Server
10 26 (61.90%) IBM
11 24 (57.14%) AIX
11 24 (57.14%) HPUX
11 24 (57.14%) Solaris
12 23 (54.76%) Linux
12 23 (54.76%) DB2
12 23 (54.76%) WebLogic
12 23 (54.76%) Oracle
12 23 (54.76%) RDBMS
12 23 (54.76%) OS/400
12 23 (54.76%) EMC
12 23 (54.76%) BMC
12 23 (54.76%) CA
12 23 (54.76%) Red Hat
12 23 (54.76%) zOS
12 23 (54.76%) CheckPoint
12 23 (54.76%) Juniper

FlexPod
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 23 (54.76%) WebLogic
1 23 (54.76%) WebSphere
2 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.38%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 23 (54.76%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (61.90%) SAN
2 10 (23.81%) WAN
2 10 (23.81%) LAN
3 8 (19.05%) DNS
3 8 (19.05%) DHCP
3 8 (19.05%) VLAN
4 7 (16.67%) Network Security
5 5 (11.90%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (9.52%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (9.52%) NetScaler
7 3 (7.14%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (7.14%) iSCSI
7 3 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (7.14%) FCoE
7 3 (7.14%) Internet
7 3 (7.14%) MPLS
7 3 (7.14%) DSL
7 3 (7.14%) H.323
7 3 (7.14%) IPsec
7 3 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (61.90%) SQL Server
2 23 (54.76%) DB2
2 23 (54.76%) RDBMS
2 23 (54.76%) Oracle Exadata
2 23 (54.76%) Oracle Database
2 23 (54.76%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 3 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (69.05%) Architect
2 27 (64.29%) Solutions Architect
3 23 (54.76%) Infrastructure Architect
3 23 (54.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 7 (16.67%) NetApp Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Technical Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Field Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Consultant
9 1 (2.38%) Storage Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) Senior Implementation Engineer
9 1 (2.38%) NetApp Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (54.76%) WebSphere MQ
1 23 (54.76%) Middleware
1 23 (54.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 31 (73.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Clustering
3 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 28 (66.67%) Windows
2 24 (57.14%) AIX
2 24 (57.14%) HPUX
2 24 (57.14%) Solaris
3 23 (54.76%) Linux
3 23 (54.76%) OS/400
3 23 (54.76%) zOS
3 23 (54.76%) SUSE
3 23 (54.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (73.81%) Business Continuity
2 23 (54.76%) Infrastructure Management
2 23 (54.76%) Mentoring
2 23 (54.76%) Coaching
2 23 (54.76%) Converged Infrastructure
3 8 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (11.90%) Migration
5 3 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL
5 3 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (7.14%) Security Patching
6 1 (2.38%) Data Management
6 1 (2.38%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) C
2 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (21.43%) NCDA
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (14.29%) NCIE
3 6 (14.29%) MCTS
4 3 (7.14%) MCSE
4 3 (7.14%) CCNP
4 3 (7.14%) CCNA
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.76%) VCAP
System Software
1 40 (95.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (64.29%) Hyper-V
3 23 (54.76%) KVM
4 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
5 8 (19.05%) vSphere
6 4 (9.52%) vCloud
7 3 (7.14%) XenApp
7 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (54.76%) Tivoli
2 3 (7.14%) WSUS
2 3 (7.14%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) SCOM
3 1 (2.38%) Legato
Vendors
1 42 (100.00%) NetApp
1 42 (100.00%) VMware
2 38 (90.48%) Cisco
3 35 (83.33%) Microsoft
4 30 (71.43%) HP
5 29 (69.05%) Symantec
6 26 (61.90%) IBM
7 23 (54.76%) Red Hat
7 23 (54.76%) CheckPoint
7 23 (54.76%) Brocade
7 23 (54.76%) EMC
7 23 (54.76%) Juniper
7 23 (54.76%) BMC
7 23 (54.76%) CA
7 23 (54.76%) Oracle
8 9 (21.43%) Citrix
9 5 (11.90%) Veeam
10 3 (7.14%) Riverbed
10 3 (7.14%) Meraki
11 1 (2.38%) CommVault