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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
Rank 826 772 867
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +95
Permanent jobs citing FlexPod 70 109 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.10% 0.028%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.26% 0.072%
Number of salaries quoted 54 93 25
Average salary £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% -4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £65,000 £57,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year
+13.04% +15.00%

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
42503 41566 45713
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.73% 38.93% 38.92%
Number of salaries quoted 33230 33747 38468
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -71 70 £62,500 +8.69% 5
London +2 21 £62,500 - 2
South East -20 17 £57,500 -
Wiltshire +13 14 £60,000 +33.33%
South West -21 14 £60,000 +9.09%
Swindon +6 13 £50,000 +11.11%
West Midlands -7 13 £67,500 +17.39%
Berkshire +4 12 £62,500 +4.16%
Birmingham -2 12 £67,500 +17.39%
Reading +2 10 £67,500 +17.39%
Manchester -14 10 £32,500 -27.77% 2
Yorkshire -31 10 £67,500 +17.39%
North West -39 10 £32,500 -27.77% 3
City of London +8 8 £62,500 - 2
Sheffield - 8 £67,500 -
South Yorkshire - 8 £67,500 -
Leeds -31 7 £67,500 +17.39%
West Yorkshire -33 7 £67,500 +17.39%
East of England -27 4 £55,000 -21.42%
Crawley -4 3 £80,000 +14.28%
West Sussex -10 3 £80,000 +14.28%
Midlands +16 2 £62,500 -19.35%
Essex +9 2 £55,000 -21.42%
Buckinghamshire -4 2 £55,000 -21.42%
Tyne and Wear -4 2 £70,000 +21.73%
North East -6 2 £70,000 +21.73%
Cambridge -6 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 2 £70,000 +21.73%
Hampshire -7 2 £55,000 -2.22%
Cambridgeshire -9 2 - -

FlexPod
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 116 (84.06%) NetApp
2 113 (81.88%) VMware
3 108 (78.26%) Cisco
4 90 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 63 (45.65%) Citrix
6 61 (44.20%) Microsoft
7 58 (42.03%) Cisco Nexus
8 55 (39.86%) Hyper-V
9 49 (35.51%) EMC
10 42 (30.43%) Windows
11 36 (26.09%) NCIE
12 35 (25.36%) SQL Server
12 35 (25.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 32 (23.19%) Symantec
14 31 (22.46%) HP
15 30 (21.74%) Active Directory
16 29 (21.01%) SQL
17 28 (20.29%) NCDA
18 24 (17.39%) IBM
19 23 (16.67%) vSphere
19 23 (16.67%) VTSP
20 22 (15.94%) XenDesktop
21 21 (15.22%) MS Excel
21 21 (15.22%) Cisco Certification
21 21 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
22 20 (14.49%) SAN
22 20 (14.49%) CommVault
23 19 (13.77%) MS Exchange
23 19 (13.77%) Juniper
24 18 (13.04%) IIS

FlexPod
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 19 (13.77%) MS Exchange
2 18 (13.04%) IIS
3 15 (10.87%) Lync
4 12 (8.70%) WebLogic
4 12 (8.70%) WebSphere
5 8 (5.80%) SharePoint
6 7 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (5.07%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (15.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) Revit
2 1 (0.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.25%) SaaS
2 3 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.45%) PaaS
3 2 (1.45%) Office 365
3 2 (1.45%) IaaS
4 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 58 (42.03%) Cisco Nexus
2 20 (14.49%) SAN
3 11 (7.97%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (7.25%) Firewall
5 8 (5.80%) WAAS
5 8 (5.80%) LAN
5 8 (5.80%) WAN
5 8 (5.80%) DHCP
5 8 (5.80%) DNS
6 3 (2.17%) VoIP
7 2 (1.45%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.72%) MPLS
8 1 (0.72%) OSPF
8 1 (0.72%) BGP
8 1 (0.72%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (25.36%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.70%) DB2
2 12 (8.70%) RDBMS
2 12 (8.70%) Oracle Exadata
2 12 (8.70%) Oracle Database
2 12 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.07%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (5.07%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 14 (10.14%) Finance
2 5 (3.62%) Aerospace
3 3 (2.17%) Electronics
3 3 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.17%) Retail
4 2 (1.45%) Billing
4 2 (1.45%) Marketing
4 2 (1.45%) Military
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 55 (39.86%) Consultant
2 30 (21.74%) FlexPod Consultant
3 27 (19.57%) Architect
4 26 (18.84%) Pre Sales Consultant
5 16 (11.59%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (10.14%) Analyst
7 13 (9.42%) Sales Consultant
7 13 (9.42%) Senior Consultant
7 13 (9.42%) Storage Consultant
8 12 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
9 11 (7.97%) Infrastructure Architect
9 11 (7.97%) Technical Analyst
10 10 (7.25%) Project Manager
10 10 (7.25%) VMware Consultant
10 10 (7.25%) Technology Consultant
11 8 (5.80%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
12 7 (5.07%) Wintel Support Engineer
12 7 (5.07%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (5.07%) Wintel Server Engineer
12 7 (5.07%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.70%) WebSphere MQ
1 12 (8.70%) Middleware
2 1 (0.72%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.07%) Client/Server
1 7 (5.07%) Thin Client
1 7 (5.07%) CLARiiON
1 7 (5.07%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.17%) FMCG
3 2 (1.45%) PKI
4 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.72%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.72%) DTV
4 1 (0.72%) GIS
4 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (30.43%) Windows
2 21 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (13.04%) Windows 2000 Server
3 18 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (9.42%) Linux
4 13 (9.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (8.70%) OS/400
5 12 (8.70%) zOS
5 12 (8.70%) SUSE
5 12 (8.70%) AIX
5 12 (8.70%) HPUX
5 12 (8.70%) Solaris
6 10 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.90%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (10.87%) Business Continuity
1 15 (10.87%) Mentoring
2 13 (9.42%) Change Management
3 12 (8.70%) Project Management
3 12 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
3 12 (8.70%) Coaching
4 10 (7.25%) Problem Management
4 10 (7.25%) Incident Management
5 8 (5.80%) Time Management
5 8 (5.80%) Migration
5 8 (5.80%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (3.62%) Data Management
6 5 (3.62%) Supplier Management
7 3 (2.17%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 3 (2.17%) Network Design
7 3 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (2.17%) CRM
8 2 (1.45%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (1.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.01%) SQL
2 2 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (26.09%) NCIE
2 35 (25.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 28 (20.29%) NCDA
4 23 (16.67%) VTSP
5 21 (15.22%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (10.14%) VCAP
7 11 (7.97%) MCITP
7 11 (7.97%) VCDX
8 10 (7.25%) CCA
8 10 (7.25%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (6.52%) MCSE
10 8 (5.80%) CCIE
10 8 (5.80%) CCNP
10 8 (5.80%) CCEE
10 8 (5.80%) VCP5
11 5 (3.62%) CCDP
12 2 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (1.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.07%) SLA
System Software
1 90 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (39.86%) Hyper-V
3 30 (21.74%) Active Directory
4 23 (16.67%) vSphere
5 22 (15.94%) XenDesktop
6 17 (12.32%) XenApp
7 14 (10.14%) vCloud
8 12 (8.70%) KVM
9 9 (6.52%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (8.70%) Legato
1 12 (8.70%) Tivoli
2 8 (5.80%) NetBackup
3 7 (5.07%) EMC NetWorker
3 7 (5.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (5.07%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (4.35%) SCCM
5 2 (1.45%) SCOM
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 116 (84.06%) NetApp
2 113 (81.88%) VMware
3 108 (78.26%) Cisco
4 63 (45.65%) Citrix
5 61 (44.20%) Microsoft
6 49 (35.51%) EMC
7 32 (23.19%) Symantec
8 31 (22.46%) HP
9 24 (17.39%) IBM
10 20 (14.49%) CommVault
11 19 (13.77%) Juniper
12 18 (13.04%) CheckPoint
13 13 (9.42%) Red Hat
14 12 (8.70%) BMC
14 12 (8.70%) CA
14 12 (8.70%) Oracle
14 12 (8.70%) Brocade
15 7 (5.07%) SolarWinds
15 7 (5.07%) 3PAR
15 7 (5.07%) Dell
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