The table below looks at the prevalence of the term FlexPod in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited FlexPod over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
Rank 127 120 131
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Permanent jobs citing FlexPod 12 14 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.48% 0.61% 0.049%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.68% 2.27% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 12 13 1
Average salary £66,250 £55,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.45% +22.22%
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
FlexPod
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
713 618 518
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 28.59% 27.08% 25.40%
Number of salaries quoted 427 492 467
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £57,950 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

FlexPod
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing FlexPod across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

FlexPod Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

FlexPod
Salary Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing FlexPod across the Reading region.

FlexPod Salary Trend in Reading

FlexPod
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 20 (100.00%) Cisco
1 20 (100.00%) NetApp
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
1 20 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (95.00%) Citrix
3 17 (85.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 17 (85.00%) NCDA
3 17 (85.00%) NCIE
4 16 (80.00%) VTSP
4 16 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (65.00%) SQL
6 11 (55.00%) vSphere
7 10 (50.00%) VCDX
7 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 10 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (50.00%) IIS
7 10 (50.00%) Windows
7 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 10 (50.00%) EMC
7 10 (50.00%) VCAP
8 9 (45.00%) Hyper-V
9 6 (30.00%) WAAS
9 6 (30.00%) XenDesktop
9 6 (30.00%) CommVault
9 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (30.00%) Legato
9 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (30.00%) CCA

FlexPod
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 10 (50.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
3 6 (30.00%) WAAS
4 3 (15.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 20 (100.00%) Consultant
2 13 (65.00%) FlexPod Consultant
3 10 (50.00%) Storage Consultant
4 9 (45.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 7 (35.00%) VMware Consultant
6 6 (30.00%) Technology Consultant
7 4 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
1 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 17 (85.00%) NCDA
1 17 (85.00%) NCIE
2 16 (80.00%) VTSP
3 10 (50.00%) VCAP
3 10 (50.00%) VCDX
4 6 (30.00%) CCA
4 6 (30.00%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (30.00%) CCEE
System Software
1 20 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (55.00%) vSphere
3 9 (45.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (30.00%) XenDesktop
4 6 (30.00%) vCloud
4 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Legato
2 3 (15.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
1 20 (100.00%) NetApp
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (95.00%) Citrix
3 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (50.00%) EMC
4 6 (30.00%) CommVault
4 6 (30.00%) Symantec