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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
Rank 799 860 828
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -32
Permanent jobs citing FlexPod 81 29 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.028% 0.051%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.071% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 52 23 43
Average salary £53,500 £58,750 £62,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.93% -6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,050 £45,000 £47,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year
-26.08% +9.52%

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
39712 40951 42585
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.66% 39.40% 38.41%
Number of salaries quoted 32110 31941 35519
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £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 26 January 2015 within the UK.

FlexPod Salary Histogram in the UK

FlexPod
Top 28 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 26 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
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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 +52 80 £53,500 -10.83% 7
London +30 27 £62,500 +4.16% 1
North West +14 26 £38,500 -33.04% 5
Manchester - 25 £38,500 - 5
City of London +15 19 £62,500 +4.16% 1
South East -30 14 £40,000 -33.33% 1
Berkshire 0 8 £38,750 -35.41%
Slough +3 6 £38,750 -35.41%
Peterborough +5 4 - -
Cambridgeshire +1 4 - -
East of England -10 4 - -
West Sussex -7 2 - -
Crawley -7 2 - -
South West -8 2 £50,000 -
Hampshire -18 2 £53,500 +18.88% 1
Surrey - 2 £40,000 -
Wiltshire - 2 £50,000 -
Staines - 2 £40,000 -
Swindon - 2 £50,000 -
Leeds +1 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Cheshire -3 1 £72,500 +20.83%
West Yorkshire -11 1 £45,000 -10.00%
Yorkshire -16 1 £45,000 -5.26%
West Midlands -17 1 £57,500 -4.16%
Scotland - 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £53,500 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £72,500 -

FlexPod
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 151 (89.88%) Cisco
2 132 (78.57%) VMware
3 124 (73.81%) NetApp
4 113 (67.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 84 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 79 (47.02%) Hyper-V
7 70 (41.67%) Microsoft
8 56 (33.33%) EMC
9 55 (32.74%) HP
9 55 (32.74%) Juniper
9 55 (32.74%) Windows
10 48 (28.57%) IBM
10 48 (28.57%) SAN
10 48 (28.57%) CheckPoint
11 45 (26.79%) Symantec
12 43 (25.60%) Linux
13 42 (25.00%) Mentoring
14 39 (23.21%) Coaching
14 39 (23.21%) SQL Server
14 39 (23.21%) Cisco Certification
15 38 (22.62%) Citrix
16 36 (21.43%) CA
17 34 (20.24%) Business Continuity
18 32 (19.05%) BMC
19 31 (18.45%) Brocade
19 31 (18.45%) AIX
19 31 (18.45%) HPUX
19 31 (18.45%) Solaris
20 30 (17.86%) DB2
20 30 (17.86%) WebLogic

FlexPod
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 30 (17.86%) WebLogic
1 30 (17.86%) WebSphere
2 12 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (3.57%) IIS
5 5 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.38%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.19%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.79%) MS Office
3 2 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.60%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.60%) SaaS
1 1 (0.60%) PaaS
1 1 (0.60%) Office 365
1 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 84 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 48 (28.57%) SAN
3 16 (9.52%) Firewall
4 10 (5.95%) WAN
5 9 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (4.76%) DNS
7 6 (3.57%) Ethernet
7 6 (3.57%) LAN
7 6 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (3.57%) Network Security
7 6 (3.57%) WAAS
7 6 (3.57%) FCoE
7 6 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (2.98%) VoIP
9 4 (2.38%) DHCP
9 4 (2.38%) Wireless
9 4 (2.38%) VLAN
10 3 (1.79%) DECT
11 2 (1.19%) BGP
11 2 (1.19%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (23.21%) SQL Server
2 30 (17.86%) DB2
2 30 (17.86%) RDBMS
2 30 (17.86%) Oracle Exadata
2 30 (17.86%) Oracle Database
2 30 (17.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 20 (11.90%) Finance
2 3 (1.79%) Aerospace
2 3 (1.79%) Retail
3 2 (1.19%) Billing
3 2 (1.19%) Marketing
4 1 (0.60%) Legal
4 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (30.36%) Architect
2 34 (20.24%) Infrastructure Architect
3 33 (19.64%) Solutions Architect
4 32 (19.05%) Consultant
4 32 (19.05%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 19 (11.31%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 16 (9.52%) Technical Design Authority
7 14 (8.33%) FlexPod Consultant
8 13 (7.74%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 11 (6.55%) Sales Consultant
10 10 (5.95%) Support Engineer
10 10 (5.95%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (3.57%) Cisco Architect
11 6 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (3.57%) Data Centre Architect
11 6 (3.57%) Technology Consultant
12 5 (2.98%) Data Centre Consultant
12 5 (2.98%) Storage Engineer
12 5 (2.98%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.86%) WebSphere MQ
1 30 (17.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.57%) e-Health
2 4 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.79%) FMCG
3 3 (1.79%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.60%) GIS
4 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.60%) Clustering
4 1 (0.60%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.60%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 55 (32.74%) Windows
2 43 (25.60%) Linux
3 31 (18.45%) AIX
3 31 (18.45%) HPUX
3 31 (18.45%) Solaris
4 30 (17.86%) OS/400
4 30 (17.86%) zOS
4 30 (17.86%) SUSE
4 30 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (6.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.17%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.98%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 39 (23.21%) Coaching
3 34 (20.24%) Business Continuity
4 30 (17.86%) Infrastructure Management
5 16 (9.52%) ITIL
6 15 (8.93%) Project Management
7 13 (7.74%) Root Cause Analysis
8 12 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (5.36%) Problem Management
10 8 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
10 8 (4.76%) Data Management
11 7 (4.17%) Change Management
12 6 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (3.57%) Migration
12 6 (3.57%) Supplier Management
13 5 (2.98%) CRM
14 4 (2.38%) Load Balancing
15 3 (1.79%) Capacity Management
15 3 (1.79%) Capacity Planning
15 3 (1.79%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.93%) SQL
2 8 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (23.21%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (16.07%) CCIE
2 27 (16.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 27 (16.07%) NCIE
3 25 (14.88%) NCDA
4 18 (10.71%) VTSP
5 14 (8.33%) CCNP
6 11 (6.55%) VCAP
7 10 (5.95%) CCDP
8 9 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (4.17%) CCA
9 7 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (4.17%) CCEE
10 6 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (3.57%) MCSE
10 6 (3.57%) MCITP
11 5 (2.98%) VCDX
12 4 (2.38%) Security Cleared
13 3 (1.79%) MCTS
14 2 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.52%) SLA
2 6 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 113 (67.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 79 (47.02%) Hyper-V
3 30 (17.86%) KVM
4 22 (13.10%) Active Directory
5 15 (8.93%) vSphere
6 9 (5.36%) vCloud
7 8 (4.76%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.38%) XenApp
9 1 (0.60%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.60%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.60%) NFS
Systems Management
1 30 (17.86%) Tivoli
2 10 (5.95%) Legato
3 5 (2.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (2.98%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.38%) Nagios
5 2 (1.19%) SCCM
6 1 (0.60%) SCOM
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 151 (89.88%) Cisco
2 132 (78.57%) VMware
3 124 (73.81%) NetApp
4 70 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 56 (33.33%) EMC
6 55 (32.74%) HP
6 55 (32.74%) Juniper
7 48 (28.57%) CheckPoint
7 48 (28.57%) IBM
8 45 (26.79%) Symantec
9 38 (22.62%) Citrix
10 36 (21.43%) CA
11 32 (19.05%) BMC
12 31 (18.45%) Brocade
13 30 (17.86%) Oracle
13 30 (17.86%) Red Hat
14 19 (11.31%) F5
15 10 (5.95%) CommVault
16 8 (4.76%) Dell
17 5 (2.98%) Veeam
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