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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
Rank 219 219 242
Rank change year-on-year
0 +23
Permanent jobs citing FlexPod 19 19 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.28% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.87% 0.82% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 7 15 8
Average salary £50,000 £65,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +73.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £41,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £75,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -
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
2196 2305 2410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 36.04% 34.12% 33.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1754 1795 1995
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,280 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 16 £37,500 -42.30%
Merseyside - 3 £50,000 -
FlexPod
England

FlexPod
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 55 (98.21%) VMware
2 54 (96.43%) NetApp
3 53 (94.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (91.07%) Cisco
5 40 (71.43%) Microsoft
6 34 (60.71%) Windows
6 34 (60.71%) HP
6 34 (60.71%) Symantec
7 33 (58.93%) Business Continuity
8 31 (55.36%) Hyper-V
9 28 (50.00%) EMC
10 26 (46.43%) Linux
10 26 (46.43%) IBM
11 25 (44.64%) SQL Server
11 25 (44.64%) SAN
12 24 (42.86%) AIX
12 24 (42.86%) HPUX
12 24 (42.86%) Solaris
13 22 (39.29%) SUSE
13 22 (39.29%) Brocade
13 22 (39.29%) WebSphere
13 22 (39.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 22 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 22 (39.29%) Oracle Exadata
13 22 (39.29%) DB2
13 22 (39.29%) WebLogic
13 22 (39.29%) Oracle
13 22 (39.29%) RDBMS
13 22 (39.29%) OS/400
13 22 (39.29%) BMC

FlexPod
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (39.29%) WebSphere
1 22 (39.29%) WebLogic
2 12 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 12 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.57%) IIS
7 1 (1.79%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (44.64%) SAN
2 16 (28.57%) WAN
3 15 (26.79%) DNS
3 15 (26.79%) LAN
4 12 (21.43%) DHCP
5 11 (19.64%) VLAN
6 10 (17.86%) Network Security
7 6 (10.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (8.93%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (7.14%) NetScaler
10 3 (5.36%) HTTP
10 3 (5.36%) VPN
10 3 (5.36%) VoIP
10 3 (5.36%) SSL
10 3 (5.36%) IPsec
10 3 (5.36%) MPLS
10 3 (5.36%) DSL
10 3 (5.36%) H.323
10 3 (5.36%) Internet
10 3 (5.36%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (44.64%) SQL Server
2 22 (39.29%) Oracle Exadata
2 22 (39.29%) DB2
2 22 (39.29%) RDBMS
2 22 (39.29%) Oracle Database
2 22 (39.29%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
1 3 (5.36%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (57.14%) Architect
2 26 (46.43%) Solutions Architect
3 23 (41.07%) Infrastructure Architect
4 22 (39.29%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 7 (12.50%) Technical Architect
6 6 (10.71%) Analyst
6 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Team Leader
8 3 (5.36%) Server Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (5.36%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.36%) Implementation Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (3.57%) Consultant
10 1 (1.79%) IT Support
10 1 (1.79%) VMware Consultant
10 1 (1.79%) VMware Engineer
10 1 (1.79%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (39.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 22 (39.29%) WebSphere MQ
1 22 (39.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.57%) Clustering
3 1 (1.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 34 (60.71%) Windows
2 26 (46.43%) Linux
3 24 (42.86%) AIX
3 24 (42.86%) HPUX
3 24 (42.86%) Solaris
4 22 (39.29%) SUSE
4 22 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (39.29%) OS/400
4 22 (39.29%) zOS
5 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (58.93%) Business Continuity
2 22 (39.29%) Infrastructure Management
2 22 (39.29%) Mentoring
2 22 (39.29%) Coaching
3 13 (23.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (19.64%) Migration
5 6 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (8.93%) Data Management
7 3 (5.36%) ITIL
7 3 (5.36%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (3.57%) Network Architecture
9 1 (1.79%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.79%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) C
2 2 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 14 (25.00%) NCDA
3 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (17.86%) NCIE
5 9 (16.07%) MCTS
6 6 (10.71%) VCAP
7 3 (5.36%) MCSE
7 3 (5.36%) CCNP
7 3 (5.36%) CCNA
7 3 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.79%) VTSP
8 1 (1.79%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (94.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (55.36%) Hyper-V
3 22 (39.29%) KVM
4 21 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 9 (16.07%) vSphere
6 4 (7.14%) vCloud
7 3 (5.36%) XenApp
7 3 (5.36%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (39.29%) Tivoli
2 4 (7.14%) SCCM
3 3 (5.36%) Nagios
3 3 (5.36%) WSUS
3 3 (5.36%) SCOM
4 2 (3.57%) Legato
Vendors
1 55 (98.21%) VMware
2 54 (96.43%) NetApp
3 51 (91.07%) Cisco
4 40 (71.43%) Microsoft
5 34 (60.71%) HP
5 34 (60.71%) Symantec
6 28 (50.00%) EMC
7 26 (46.43%) IBM
8 22 (39.29%) Brocade
8 22 (39.29%) Oracle
8 22 (39.29%) BMC
8 22 (39.29%) CA
8 22 (39.29%) Red Hat
8 22 (39.29%) CheckPoint
8 22 (39.29%) Juniper
9 17 (30.36%) Citrix
10 10 (17.86%) Veeam
11 3 (5.36%) Riverbed
11 3 (5.36%) SolarWinds
11 3 (5.36%) Infoblox