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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
Rank 219 233 264
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +31
Permanent jobs citing FlexPod 29 5 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.077% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.25% 0.24% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 19 3 3
Average salary £38,500 £55,000 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% -12.00%
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
2313 2109 2558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.25% 32.51% 32.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2014 1665 2183
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £50,500
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 January 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 January 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 - 28 £38,250 - 2
Cheshire -4 1 £72,500 +20.83%
FlexPod
England

FlexPod
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 48 (97.96%) VMware
2 47 (95.92%) NetApp
2 47 (95.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (87.76%) Cisco
4 32 (65.31%) HP
5 29 (59.18%) Microsoft
5 29 (59.18%) Hyper-V
6 28 (57.14%) Windows
7 27 (55.10%) Symantec
8 26 (53.06%) EMC
9 24 (48.98%) Linux
10 23 (46.94%) Business Continuity
11 22 (44.90%) IBM
12 20 (40.82%) AIX
12 20 (40.82%) HPUX
12 20 (40.82%) Solaris
13 19 (38.78%) Oracle
13 19 (38.78%) SQL Server
13 19 (38.78%) DB2
13 19 (38.78%) WebLogic
13 19 (38.78%) OS/400
13 19 (38.78%) RDBMS
13 19 (38.78%) Juniper
13 19 (38.78%) SAN
13 19 (38.78%) BMC
13 19 (38.78%) CA
13 19 (38.78%) Middleware
13 19 (38.78%) SUSE
13 19 (38.78%) Red Hat
13 19 (38.78%) zOS

FlexPod
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (38.78%) WebLogic
1 19 (38.78%) WebSphere
2 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.08%) IIS
4 1 (2.04%) Lync
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (38.78%) SAN
2 9 (18.37%) DNS
3 8 (16.33%) WAN
4 7 (14.29%) LAN
5 5 (10.20%) Network Security
5 5 (10.20%) DHCP
6 4 (8.16%) VLAN
7 2 (4.08%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (4.08%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (38.78%) SQL Server
1 19 (38.78%) DB2
1 19 (38.78%) RDBMS
1 19 (38.78%) Oracle Exadata
1 19 (38.78%) Oracle Database
1 19 (38.78%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 26 (53.06%) Architect
2 22 (44.90%) Infrastructure Architect
2 22 (44.90%) Solutions Architect
3 21 (42.86%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Consultant
5 5 (10.20%) Team Leader
6 4 (8.16%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.12%) Storage Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Server Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Virtualisation Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Storage Architect
8 2 (4.08%) Storage Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.04%) FlexPod Consultant
9 1 (2.04%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (38.78%) Middleware
1 19 (38.78%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 28 (57.14%) Windows
2 24 (48.98%) Linux
3 20 (40.82%) AIX
3 20 (40.82%) HPUX
3 20 (40.82%) Solaris
4 19 (38.78%) OS/400
4 19 (38.78%) SUSE
4 19 (38.78%) zOS
4 19 (38.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Business Continuity
2 19 (38.78%) Infrastructure Management
2 19 (38.78%) Mentoring
2 19 (38.78%) Coaching
3 9 (18.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (14.29%) Migration
5 5 (10.20%) Data Management
6 4 (8.16%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
7 3 (6.12%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.12%) Change Management
8 2 (4.08%) Project Management
8 2 (4.08%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) C
2 2 (4.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 12 (24.49%) NCDA
3 10 (20.41%) NCIE
4 8 (16.33%) VCAP
5 5 (10.20%) MCTS
5 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.08%) VCDX
6 2 (4.08%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (95.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (59.18%) Hyper-V
3 19 (38.78%) KVM
4 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
5 2 (4.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (38.78%) Tivoli
2 4 (8.16%) Nagios
3 2 (4.08%) Legato
4 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (97.96%) VMware
2 47 (95.92%) NetApp
3 43 (87.76%) Cisco
4 32 (65.31%) HP
5 29 (59.18%) Microsoft
6 27 (55.10%) Symantec
7 26 (53.06%) EMC
8 22 (44.90%) IBM
9 19 (38.78%) Oracle
9 19 (38.78%) Juniper
9 19 (38.78%) BMC
9 19 (38.78%) CA
9 19 (38.78%) Red Hat
9 19 (38.78%) CheckPoint
9 19 (38.78%) Brocade
10 12 (24.49%) Citrix
11 6 (12.24%) Veeam
12 4 (8.16%) SolarWinds
12 4 (8.16%) Infoblox
13 3 (6.12%) Dell
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