The table below looks at the prevalence of the term FlexPod in permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited FlexPod over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 276 234 230
Rank change year-on-year -42 -4  
Permanent jobs citing FlexPod 2 4 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.029% 0.071% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.072% 0.18% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 6
Median salary £55,000 £35,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +57.14% -24.32%  
90% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £35,000 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £35,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,058 £75,000 £46,250
% change year-on-year -49.25% +62.16%  

FlexPod is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2768 2233 2384
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 40.51% 39.69% 37.41%
Number of salaries quoted 2226 1922 1920
Median salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

FlexPod
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing FlexPod as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for FlexPod in the North West

FlexPod
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for FlexPod in the North West

FlexPod
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing FlexPod in the North West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for FlexPod in the North West

FlexPod
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FlexPod within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -20 1 £65,000 +85.71%
Merseyside - 1 £45,000 -
FlexPod
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing FlexPod also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for FlexPod.

1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) NetApp
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (88.89%) Data Centre
3 7 (77.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (66.67%) CCNA
4 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 6 (66.67%) Windows
4 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 6 (66.67%) Firewall
4 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
4 6 (66.67%) Finance
4 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (66.67%) vSphere
4 6 (66.67%) Virtual Environments
4 6 (66.67%) Change Management
4 6 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (66.67%) MCITP
4 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (66.67%) NCDA
4 6 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (55.56%) Data ONTAP
5 5 (55.56%) IIS
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (11.11%) AppSense

FlexPod
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (55.56%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
1 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (66.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Senior Server Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Server Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (55.56%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (66.67%) Change Management
2 6 (66.67%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Presales
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) CCNA
2 6 (66.67%) MCITP
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) NCDA
2 6 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (11.11%) CCIE
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (66.67%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) NetApp
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) AppSense
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) Veeam