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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
Rank 780 867 825
Rank change year-on-year
+87 -42
Permanent jobs citing FlexPod 101 25 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.024% 0.045%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.060% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 71 19 29
Average salary £52,500 £60,000 £63,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £45,000 £53,250
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year
-31.25% -7.69%

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
40306 41793 41082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 37.66% 39.67% 38.33%
Number of salaries quoted 32252 32348 33679
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £77,500
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 27 February 2015 within the UK.

FlexPod Salary Histogram in the UK

FlexPod
Top 27 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 27 February 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 +70 100 £52,500 -12.50% 7
North West +23 36 £37,500 -37.50% 2
Manchester - 34 £37,000 - 2
London +46 33 £62,500 -10.71% 2
City of London - 27 £62,500 -
South East -9 19 £42,500 -29.16% 3
Berkshire +6 14 £41,250 -31.25% 1
Slough +13 10 £40,000 -38.46%
Peterborough +5 5 - -
Cambridgeshire +4 5 - -
East of England -4 5 - -
Cheshire -5 2 £72,500 +20.83%
West Sussex -5 2 - -
Hampshire -10 2 £53,500 +18.88% 2
Crawley -10 2 - -
Reading -12 2 £67,500 +28.57% 1
South West -16 2 £70,000 -12.50%
Macclesfield - 2 £72,500 -
Wiltshire - 2 £70,000 -
Yorkshire -6 1 £45,000 -14.28%
West Yorkshire -8 1 £45,000 -14.28%
Leeds -14 1 £45,000 -14.28%
Scotland - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £40,000 -
Fareham - 1 £53,500 - 2
Glasgow - 1 - -
Staines - 1 £40,000 -

FlexPod
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 158 (89.27%) Cisco
2 135 (76.27%) VMware
3 124 (70.06%) NetApp
4 112 (63.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 88 (49.72%) Cisco Nexus
6 80 (45.20%) Microsoft
7 72 (40.68%) Hyper-V
8 62 (35.03%) HP
9 61 (34.46%) Windows
10 58 (32.77%) EMC
11 56 (31.64%) SAN
12 55 (31.07%) Juniper
13 52 (29.38%) IBM
14 48 (27.12%) CheckPoint
14 48 (27.12%) Symantec
15 47 (26.55%) Linux
16 45 (25.42%) Mentoring
17 43 (24.29%) Coaching
17 43 (24.29%) Citrix
18 42 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
19 40 (22.60%) CA
20 37 (20.90%) SQL Server
20 37 (20.90%) Business Continuity
21 32 (18.08%) AIX
21 32 (18.08%) HPUX
21 32 (18.08%) Solaris
21 32 (18.08%) BMC
22 31 (17.51%) Brocade
23 30 (16.95%) WebSphere
23 30 (16.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

FlexPod
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (16.95%) WebLogic
1 30 (16.95%) WebSphere
2 16 (9.04%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.82%) IIS
6 4 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.69%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.56%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 88 (49.72%) Cisco Nexus
2 56 (31.64%) SAN
3 24 (13.56%) Firewall
4 17 (9.60%) WAN
4 17 (9.60%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (9.04%) Network Security
6 12 (6.78%) LAN
7 11 (6.21%) DNS
7 11 (6.21%) VLAN
8 10 (5.65%) FCoE
8 10 (5.65%) Fibre Channel
8 10 (5.65%) Ethernet
9 8 (4.52%) VoIP
10 7 (3.95%) DHCP
10 7 (3.95%) BGP
11 6 (3.39%) EIGRP
11 6 (3.39%) TCP/IP
12 5 (2.82%) Wireless
12 5 (2.82%) HSRP
12 5 (2.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.90%) SQL Server
2 30 (16.95%) DB2
2 30 (16.95%) RDBMS
2 30 (16.95%) Oracle Exadata
2 30 (16.95%) Oracle Database
2 30 (16.95%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (6.78%) Finance
2 2 (1.13%) Aerospace
2 2 (1.13%) Retail
3 1 (0.56%) Marketing
3 1 (0.56%) Legal
3 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (32.20%) Architect
2 36 (20.34%) Solutions Architect
3 33 (18.64%) Infrastructure Architect
4 32 (18.08%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 29 (16.38%) Consultant
6 16 (9.04%) Technical Design Authority
7 15 (8.47%) Support Engineer
7 15 (8.47%) Pre Sales Consultant
8 10 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (5.65%) FlexPod Consultant
8 10 (5.65%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 10 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (5.08%) Network Engineer
9 9 (5.08%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.52%) Sales Consultant
10 8 (4.52%) Cisco Architect
10 8 (4.52%) Data Centre Architect
11 7 (3.95%) Technical Architect
11 7 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.39%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.95%) WebSphere MQ
1 30 (16.95%) Middleware
2 2 (1.13%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.65%) e-Health
2 6 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.26%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.13%) Clustering
4 2 (1.13%) FMCG
5 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.56%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 61 (34.46%) Windows
2 47 (26.55%) Linux
3 32 (18.08%) AIX
3 32 (18.08%) HPUX
3 32 (18.08%) Solaris
4 30 (16.95%) OS/400
4 30 (16.95%) zOS
4 30 (16.95%) SUSE
4 30 (16.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (7.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.95%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (25.42%) Mentoring
2 43 (24.29%) Coaching
3 37 (20.90%) Business Continuity
4 30 (16.95%) Infrastructure Management
5 28 (15.82%) ITIL
6 18 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (8.47%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (7.34%) Project Management
9 12 (6.78%) Migration
10 10 (5.65%) Problem Management
10 10 (5.65%) Risk Analysis
11 8 (4.52%) Load Balancing
11 8 (4.52%) Capacity Management
12 7 (3.95%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (3.95%) Data Management
13 4 (2.26%) CRM
13 4 (2.26%) ITSM
13 4 (2.26%) Service Delivery
13 4 (2.26%) Change Management
13 4 (2.26%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (8.47%) SQL
2 12 (6.78%) C
3 1 (0.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (23.73%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (16.95%) CCIE
2 30 (16.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 27 (15.25%) NCDA
4 26 (14.69%) NCIE
5 16 (9.04%) VTSP
6 15 (8.47%) CCNP
6 15 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (5.65%) CCDP
7 10 (5.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (5.08%) VCAP
8 9 (5.08%) MCTS
9 6 (3.39%) MCITP
9 6 (3.39%) Security Cleared
9 6 (3.39%) CCA
9 6 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (3.39%) MCSE
9 6 (3.39%) CCEE
10 4 (2.26%) VCDX
10 4 (2.26%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (11.86%) SLA
2 10 (5.65%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 112 (63.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 72 (40.68%) Hyper-V
3 30 (16.95%) KVM
4 27 (15.25%) Active Directory
5 20 (11.30%) vSphere
6 10 (5.65%) vCloud
7 6 (3.39%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.26%) XenApp
9 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 30 (16.95%) Tivoli
2 9 (5.08%) Legato
3 5 (2.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (2.82%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.26%) Nagios
5 1 (0.56%) SCCM
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 158 (89.27%) Cisco
2 135 (76.27%) VMware
3 124 (70.06%) NetApp
4 80 (45.20%) Microsoft
5 62 (35.03%) HP
6 58 (32.77%) EMC
7 55 (31.07%) Juniper
8 52 (29.38%) IBM
9 48 (27.12%) CheckPoint
9 48 (27.12%) Symantec
10 43 (24.29%) Citrix
11 40 (22.60%) CA
12 32 (18.08%) BMC
13 31 (17.51%) Brocade
14 30 (16.95%) Oracle
14 30 (16.95%) Red Hat
15 23 (12.99%) F5
16 10 (5.65%) Dell
17 9 (5.08%) CommVault
17 9 (5.08%) Veeam
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