Period
to 22 September 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term FlexPod in permanent job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited FlexPod over the 6 months to 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1122 1134 1175
Rank change year-on-year +12 +41 +25
Permanent jobs citing FlexPod 34 57 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.032% 0.037%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.047% 0.073% 0.087%
Number of salaries quoted 12 45 59
UK median annual salary £52,050 £72,500 £67,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.21% +7.41% +31.07%
10th Percentile £40,000 £35,846 £36,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £76,800 £79,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £65,000 £70,000
% change year-on-year -23.08% -7.14% +47.37%

FlexPod is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 72,931 78,573 82,883
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.80% 44.47% 42.73%
Number of salaries quoted 56,359 59,191 67,963
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

FlexPod
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing FlexPod as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for FlexPod in the UK

FlexPod
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for FlexPod in the UK

FlexPod
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing FlexPod over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Salary histogram for FlexPod in the UK

FlexPod
Top 7 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing FlexPod within the UK over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 28 £52,050 -28.21%
UK excluding London +6 20 £50,000 -23.08%
South East +19 17 £52,050 +54.84%
West Midlands +38 11 £50,000 -
Midlands +37 11 £50,000 -
London +20 8 £62,500 -13.79%
East of England - 1 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT jobs citing FlexPod also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for FlexPod.

1 29 (85.29%) Cisco
2 23 (67.65%) Data Centre
3 22 (64.71%) VMware
4 20 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (50.00%) Presales
6 17 (50.00%) Converged Infrastructure
7 15 (44.12%) HP
8 14 (41.18%) CCIE
9 13 (38.24%) NetApp
9 13 (38.24%) SolarWinds
9 13 (38.24%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (35.29%) Value Proposition
10 12 (35.29%) Migration
11 11 (32.35%) Network Security
11 11 (32.35%) Juniper
11 11 (32.35%) CheckPoint
11 11 (32.35%) CCNP
11 11 (32.35%) ITIL
11 11 (32.35%) WAN
11 11 (32.35%) F5
12 10 (29.41%) Infoblox
13 9 (26.47%) Aruba
13 9 (26.47%) Riverbed
13 9 (26.47%) Performance Management
13 9 (26.47%) Degree
13 9 (26.47%) Load Balancing
13 9 (26.47%) Fortinet
13 9 (26.47%) DNA
13 9 (26.47%) CCDP

FlexPod
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (2.94%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (2.94%) IIS
1 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.82%) Office 365
3 2 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (5.88%) IaaS
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) Cisco Nexus
2 11 (32.35%) Network Security
2 11 (32.35%) WAN
3 9 (26.47%) Cisco ISE
3 9 (26.47%) Wireless
4 6 (17.65%) VSAN
5 4 (11.76%) DNS
5 4 (11.76%) Internet
6 3 (8.82%) BGP
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (8.82%) DHCP
6 3 (8.82%) Firewall
6 3 (8.82%) MPLS
6 3 (8.82%) SAN
6 3 (8.82%) VLAN
7 2 (5.88%) DMZ
7 2 (5.88%) LAN
7 2 (5.88%) RIP
8 1 (2.94%) SMTP
8 1 (2.94%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) OLTP
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (5.88%) Law
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Architect
2 14 (41.18%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (26.47%) Network Architect
3 9 (26.47%) Network Security Architect
3 9 (26.47%) Presales Solution Architect
3 9 (26.47%) Security Architect
3 9 (26.47%) Security Solutions Architect
4 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Technical Specialist
5 4 (11.76%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
5 4 (11.76%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (8.82%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) NetApp Consultant
7 2 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (67.65%) Data Centre
2 8 (23.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 4 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.82%) Clustering
5 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (5.88%) IBM XIV
6 1 (2.94%) PKI
6 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Data ONTAP
1 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle Linux
2 3 (8.82%) SUSE
3 2 (5.88%) Solaris
3 2 (5.88%) Windows
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Converged Infrastructure
1 17 (50.00%) Presales
2 12 (35.29%) Migration
2 12 (35.29%) Value Proposition
3 11 (32.35%) ITIL
4 9 (26.47%) Application Performance Management
4 9 (26.47%) DNA
4 9 (26.47%) ITIL V3
4 9 (26.47%) Load Balancing
4 9 (26.47%) Performance Management
4 9 (26.47%) Security Management
4 9 (26.47%) SIEM
5 7 (20.59%) High Availability
6 6 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (17.65%) Project Management
6 6 (17.65%) Time Management
7 5 (14.71%) Business Development
7 5 (14.71%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (14.71%) Line Management
8 4 (11.76%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (58.82%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (41.18%) CCIE
3 11 (32.35%) CCNP
4 9 (26.47%) CCDP
4 9 (26.47%) Degree
5 6 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (14.71%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 4 (11.76%) CCNA
7 4 (11.76%) NCDA
7 4 (11.76%) NCIE
7 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 4 (11.76%) VCP6
8 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (5.88%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (11.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 18 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (26.47%) VMware NSX
3 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (8.82%) vSphere
5 1 (2.94%) Docker
5 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.94%) NDS
5 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) CASB
1 9 (26.47%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (5.88%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.88%) SnapMirror
2 2 (5.88%) SnapVault
2 2 (5.88%) vCenter Server
2 2 (5.88%) vMotion
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.94%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 1 (2.94%) SCCM
3 1 (2.94%) Simpana
3 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.94%) WMI
Vendors
1 29 (85.29%) Cisco
2 22 (64.71%) VMware
3 15 (44.12%) HP
4 13 (38.24%) NetApp
4 13 (38.24%) SolarWinds
5 11 (32.35%) CheckPoint
5 11 (32.35%) F5
5 11 (32.35%) Juniper
6 10 (29.41%) Infoblox
7 9 (26.47%) Aruba
7 9 (26.47%) Fortinet
7 9 (26.47%) McAfee
7 9 (26.47%) Meraki
7 9 (26.47%) Palo Alto
7 9 (26.47%) Riverbed
7 9 (26.47%) Sophos
8 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
8 5 (14.71%) Veeam
9 4 (11.76%) 3PAR
9 4 (11.76%) Scality