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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
Rank 818 823 864
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +41
Permanent jobs citing FlexPod 86 56 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.052% 0.038%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.13% 0.097%
Number of salaries quoted 64 51 37
Average salary £65,000 £55,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £27,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £68,500
UK excluding London average salary £67,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+22.72% +10.00%

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
42790 42660 45407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.61% 39.43% 39.50%
Number of salaries quoted 33752 34664 37858
Average salary £47,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 21 October 2014 within the UK.

FlexPod Salary Histogram in the UK

FlexPod
Top 30 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 21 October 2014. 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 +14 86 £65,000 +18.18% 8
London +9 26 £62,500 - 3
North West -11 19 £55,000 +94.69% 3
Manchester -16 18 £55,000 +100.00% 3
Wiltshire +11 16 £50,000 -35.48%
South East -7 16 £67,500 +22.72% 1
South West -10 16 £50,000 -31.03%
City of London +18 15 £62,500 - 3
Swindon - 15 £50,000 -
Birmingham -5 14 £67,500 +22.72%
West Midlands -14 14 £67,500 +22.72%
Berkshire +8 12 £67,500 +17.39% 1
Reading +3 12 £67,500 +22.72%
Yorkshire -23 10 £67,500 +22.72%
West Yorkshire -29 8 £67,500 +22.72%
Leeds -33 8 £67,500 +22.72%
Sheffield - 8 £67,500 -
South Yorkshire - 8 £67,500 -
East Midlands -5 3 £70,000 +47.36%
Midlands +11 2 £62,500 -19.35%
Crawley -4 2 £80,000 +100.00%
West Sussex -5 2 £80,000 +100.00%
Northamptonshire -28 2 £70,000 -9.67%
East Sussex - 2 £70,000 -
Brighton - 2 £70,000 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £70,000 -
Northampton - 2 £70,000 -
North East - 2 £70,000 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £70,000 -
Derbyshire -7 1 £65,000 +36.84%

FlexPod
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 117 (81.25%) Cisco
1 117 (81.25%) NetApp
2 114 (79.17%) VMware
3 101 (70.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 66 (45.83%) Hyper-V
5 63 (43.75%) Microsoft
6 60 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 53 (36.81%) Citrix
8 50 (34.72%) EMC
9 39 (27.08%) HP
10 38 (26.39%) SQL Server
10 38 (26.39%) Windows
11 36 (25.00%) Symantec
12 31 (21.53%) Juniper
12 31 (21.53%) IBM
12 31 (21.53%) NCIE
13 30 (20.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 29 (20.14%) NCDA
15 25 (17.36%) Active Directory
15 25 (17.36%) CheckPoint
16 24 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
16 24 (16.67%) SAN
16 24 (16.67%) VTSP
17 23 (15.97%) SQL
18 20 (13.89%) CommVault
19 19 (13.19%) Business Continuity
19 19 (13.19%) Mentoring
20 18 (12.50%) XenDesktop
20 18 (12.50%) Finance
20 18 (12.50%) Linux

FlexPod
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 16 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 16 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 13 (9.03%) IIS
2 13 (9.03%) MS Exchange
3 10 (6.94%) Lync
4 6 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.47%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (11.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.69%) MS Office
2 1 (0.69%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.86%) SaaS
2 3 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.39%) IaaS
3 2 (1.39%) PaaS
3 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.39%) Office 365
4 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 60 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 24 (16.67%) SAN
3 10 (6.94%) WAAS
4 8 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
4 8 (5.56%) Firewall
5 7 (4.86%) DNS
6 6 (4.17%) DHCP
7 5 (3.47%) LAN
7 5 (3.47%) WAN
8 3 (2.08%) VoIP
9 1 (0.69%) MPLS
9 1 (0.69%) OSPF
9 1 (0.69%) BGP
9 1 (0.69%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.69%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (26.39%) SQL Server
2 16 (11.11%) Relational Database
2 16 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 16 (11.11%) Oracle Exadata
2 16 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 16 (11.11%) DB2
3 6 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 18 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (3.47%) Aerospace
3 3 (2.08%) Electronics
3 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.08%) Retail
3 3 (2.08%) Marketing
4 2 (1.39%) Billing
4 2 (1.39%) Military
5 1 (0.69%) Legal
5 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 52 (36.11%) Consultant
2 30 (20.83%) Pre Sales Consultant
3 29 (20.14%) Architect
4 23 (15.97%) FlexPod Consultant
5 19 (13.19%) Infrastructure Architect
6 18 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
7 16 (11.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 15 (10.42%) Sales Consultant
9 12 (8.33%) Technology Consultant
10 10 (6.94%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 10 (6.94%) Analyst
10 10 (6.94%) Project Manager
10 10 (6.94%) Infrastructure Manager
11 9 (6.25%) Storage Consultant
11 9 (6.25%) Technical Design Authority
12 8 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
13 7 (4.86%) Senior Consultant
13 7 (4.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 7 (4.86%) Technical Analyst
14 5 (3.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
1 16 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (0.69%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.47%) Client/Server
1 5 (3.47%) Thin Client
1 5 (3.47%) CLARiiON
1 5 (3.47%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.08%) FMCG
3 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (1.39%) PKI
4 1 (0.69%) DTV
4 1 (0.69%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.69%) GIS
4 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.69%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 38 (26.39%) Windows
2 18 (12.50%) Linux
3 17 (11.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (11.11%) zOS
4 16 (11.11%) OS/400
4 16 (11.11%) AIX
4 16 (11.11%) HPUX
4 16 (11.11%) Solaris
4 16 (11.11%) SUSE
5 13 (9.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (9.03%) Windows 2000 Server
6 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.19%) Business Continuity
1 19 (13.19%) Mentoring
2 16 (11.11%) Coaching
2 16 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 12 (8.33%) Project Management
4 10 (6.94%) Change Management
5 7 (4.86%) Problem Management
5 7 (4.86%) Incident Management
5 7 (4.86%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (3.47%) Time Management
6 5 (3.47%) Supplier Management
6 5 (3.47%) Data Management
7 4 (2.78%) Network Design
7 4 (2.78%) CRM
8 3 (2.08%) Migration
8 3 (2.08%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.08%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 2 (1.39%) Line Management
9 2 (1.39%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.97%) SQL
2 4 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (21.53%) NCIE
2 30 (20.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 29 (20.14%) NCDA
4 24 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (16.67%) VTSP
5 13 (9.03%) CCA
5 13 (9.03%) Citrix Certification
5 13 (9.03%) CCNP
6 12 (8.33%) MCITP
6 12 (8.33%) CCIE
7 11 (7.64%) CCEE
8 10 (6.94%) VCAP
8 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (6.94%) MCSE
9 9 (6.25%) CCDP
10 7 (4.86%) VCDX
11 3 (2.08%) CCNA
12 2 (1.39%) VCP5
12 2 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.69%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 101 (70.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (45.83%) Hyper-V
3 25 (17.36%) Active Directory
4 18 (12.50%) XenDesktop
5 16 (11.11%) KVM
6 15 (10.42%) vSphere
7 13 (9.03%) vCloud
8 9 (6.25%) XenApp
9 6 (4.17%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (11.11%) Tivoli
2 14 (9.72%) Legato
3 10 (6.94%) NetBackup
4 9 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (3.47%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (3.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.39%) SCCM
6 2 (1.39%) SCOM
7 1 (0.69%) Nagios
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 117 (81.25%) Cisco
1 117 (81.25%) NetApp
2 114 (79.17%) VMware
3 63 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 53 (36.81%) Citrix
5 50 (34.72%) EMC
6 39 (27.08%) HP
7 36 (25.00%) Symantec
8 31 (21.53%) Juniper
8 31 (21.53%) IBM
9 25 (17.36%) CheckPoint
10 20 (13.89%) CommVault
11 17 (11.81%) Red Hat
11 17 (11.81%) Brocade
12 16 (11.11%) BMC
12 16 (11.11%) CA
12 16 (11.11%) Oracle
13 9 (6.25%) F5
14 8 (5.56%) Dell
15 7 (4.86%) 3PAR
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