The table below looks at the prevalence of the term FlexPod in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited FlexPod over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
Rank 798 890 840
Rank change year-on-year
+92 -50
Permanent jobs citing FlexPod 92 43 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.036% 0.057%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.090% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 64 38 54
Average salary £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,750 £48,500 £52,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £53,750 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year
-2.27% -8.33%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
42537 47814 43368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 38.45% 39.82% 38.62%
Number of salaries quoted 33559 37750 35151
Average salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

FlexPod
Jobs Demand Trend

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

FlexPod Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

FlexPod
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing FlexPod within the UK.

FlexPod Salary Trend in the UK

FlexPod
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing FlexPod over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 within the UK.

FlexPod Salary Histogram in the UK

FlexPod
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FlexPod within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
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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
England +60 89 £60,000 +9.09% 3
London +70 45 £61,250 -2.00% 1
North West +24 28 £34,750 -46.53% 1
Manchester +17 27 £34,750 -46.53%
City of London - 24 £62,500 - 1
South East +16 10 £57,500 -8.00% 1
Berkshire -1 10 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Slough +11 6 £42,500 -39.28%
South West -17 4 £70,000 -12.50%
Wiltshire - 4 £70,000 -
Reading -10 2 £67,500 +22.72% 1
East of England +16 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +12 1 - -
Cheshire +11 1 - -
West Yorkshire +7 1 £45,000 -18.18%
Macclesfield +2 1 - -
Leeds +1 1 £45,000 -18.18%
Peterborough -3 1 - -
Yorkshire -5 1 £45,000 -18.18%

FlexPod
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 148 (86.55%) Cisco
2 123 (71.93%) VMware
3 112 (65.50%) NetApp
4 90 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 76 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 75 (43.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 74 (43.27%) Windows
8 63 (36.84%) Hyper-V
9 61 (35.67%) SAN
10 55 (32.16%) HP
11 49 (28.65%) Linux
12 47 (27.49%) EMC
13 45 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
13 45 (26.32%) Juniper
13 45 (26.32%) Mentoring
14 44 (25.73%) Coaching
14 44 (25.73%) Symantec
15 43 (25.15%) CheckPoint
16 42 (24.56%) IBM
16 42 (24.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 41 (23.98%) CA
18 37 (21.64%) Citrix
18 37 (21.64%) Business Continuity
19 33 (19.30%) Infrastructure Management
20 32 (18.71%) NCDA
20 32 (18.71%) ITIL
21 31 (18.13%) AIX
21 31 (18.13%) HPUX
21 31 (18.13%) Solaris
21 31 (18.13%) BMC

FlexPod
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 29 (16.96%) WebLogic
1 29 (16.96%) WebSphere
2 17 (9.94%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.92%) IIS
6 4 (2.34%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.58%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.17%) PaaS
1 2 (1.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (43.86%) Cisco Nexus
2 61 (35.67%) SAN
3 25 (14.62%) Firewall
4 22 (12.87%) DNS
5 19 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (10.53%) WAN
6 18 (10.53%) DHCP
7 17 (9.94%) Network Security
8 13 (7.60%) VLAN
8 13 (7.60%) LAN
9 12 (7.02%) Ethernet
9 12 (7.02%) FCoE
9 12 (7.02%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (4.68%) VoIP
11 7 (4.09%) TCP/IP
12 6 (3.51%) Wireless
12 6 (3.51%) BGP
12 6 (3.51%) Unified Communications
13 5 (2.92%) HSRP
13 5 (2.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (16.96%) SQL Server
1 29 (16.96%) DB2
1 29 (16.96%) RDBMS
1 29 (16.96%) Oracle Exadata
1 29 (16.96%) Oracle Database
1 29 (16.96%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (5.85%) Finance
2 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.58%) Advertising
3 1 (0.58%) Retail
3 1 (0.58%) Marketing
3 1 (0.58%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.58%) Legal
3 1 (0.58%) Electronics
3 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 60 (35.09%) Architect
2 35 (20.47%) Solutions Architect
3 31 (18.13%) Infrastructure Architect
4 29 (16.96%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 16 (9.36%) Support Engineer
5 16 (9.36%) Consultant
6 12 (7.02%) Technical Design Authority
7 10 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 10 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (5.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (4.68%) Data Centre Architect
8 8 (4.68%) Cisco Architect
9 7 (4.09%) Storage Engineer
9 7 (4.09%) Network Engineer
9 7 (4.09%) Technical Architect
10 6 (3.51%) Pre Sales Consultant
11 5 (2.92%) Analyst
11 5 (2.92%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (2.92%) Sales Consultant
11 5 (2.92%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (16.96%) WebSphere MQ
1 29 (16.96%) Middleware
1 29 (16.96%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (1.17%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.60%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.02%) Enterprise Cloud
2 12 (7.02%) e-Health
3 4 (2.34%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.75%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.17%) Clustering
6 1 (0.58%) DTV
6 1 (0.58%) FMCG
6 1 (0.58%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 74 (43.27%) Windows
2 49 (28.65%) Linux
3 31 (18.13%) AIX
3 31 (18.13%) HPUX
3 31 (18.13%) Solaris
4 29 (16.96%) OS/400
4 29 (16.96%) zOS
4 29 (16.96%) SUSE
4 29 (16.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (8.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (7.60%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (4.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.51%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (26.32%) Mentoring
2 44 (25.73%) Coaching
3 37 (21.64%) Business Continuity
4 33 (19.30%) Infrastructure Management
5 32 (18.71%) ITIL
6 19 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (11.11%) Capacity Management
7 17 (9.94%) Root Cause Analysis
8 14 (8.19%) Migration
9 12 (7.02%) Problem Management
9 12 (7.02%) Risk Analysis
10 11 (6.43%) Time Management
11 8 (4.68%) Operations Management
11 8 (4.68%) Project Management
12 7 (4.09%) Data Management
12 7 (4.09%) Load Balancing
13 6 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (3.51%) ITSM
14 5 (2.92%) Six Sigma
14 5 (2.92%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.85%) C
2 9 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (0.58%) Python
Qualifications
1 45 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (24.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 32 (18.71%) NCDA
4 30 (17.54%) NCIE
5 23 (13.45%) CCIE
5 23 (13.45%) CCNP
6 16 (9.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (7.02%) CCNA
7 12 (7.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 11 (6.43%) VCP5
9 9 (5.26%) CCDP
9 9 (5.26%) MCTS
10 8 (4.68%) Security Cleared
10 8 (4.68%) VCAP
11 7 (4.09%) MCSE
12 6 (3.51%) Degree
13 3 (1.75%) VTSP
13 3 (1.75%) VCDX
14 2 (1.17%) HP ASE
14 2 (1.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.45%) SLA
2 12 (7.02%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.34%) COBIT
System Software
1 90 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (36.84%) Hyper-V
3 29 (16.96%) KVM
4 27 (15.79%) vSphere
5 24 (14.04%) Active Directory
6 8 (4.68%) vCloud
7 6 (3.51%) XenApp
8 2 (1.17%) NFS
9 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 29 (16.96%) Tivoli
2 9 (5.26%) SCOM
3 5 (2.92%) Legato
4 3 (1.75%) Nagios
5 1 (0.58%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.58%) SCCM
5 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 148 (86.55%) Cisco
2 123 (71.93%) VMware
3 112 (65.50%) NetApp
4 76 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 55 (32.16%) HP
6 47 (27.49%) EMC
7 45 (26.32%) Juniper
8 44 (25.73%) Symantec
9 43 (25.15%) CheckPoint
10 42 (24.56%) IBM
11 41 (23.98%) CA
12 37 (21.64%) Citrix
13 31 (18.13%) BMC
14 29 (16.96%) Red Hat
14 29 (16.96%) Oracle
14 29 (16.96%) Brocade
15 19 (11.11%) F5
16 10 (5.85%) Veeam
17 5 (2.92%) IPFX
17 5 (2.92%) Dell
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