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 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 864 893 915
Rank change year-on-year +29 +22  
Permanent jobs citing FlexPod 26 39 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.040% 0.061%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.069% 0.096% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 23 31 43
Median salary £72,500 £67,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.40% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,615 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £77,500 £76,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,615 £75,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -55.18% +76.47%  

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 37636 40656 44723
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 42.21% 41.29% 40.87%
Number of salaries quoted 29392 33323 35694
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,500 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

FlexPod
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for FlexPod in the UK

FlexPod
Top 17 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 3 months to 27 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
England +32 26 £72,500 +7.40% 1
London +38 16 £72,500 +7.40%
South East +36 7 £33,615 -55.18%
Berkshire +19 7 £33,615 -55.18%
Maidenhead - 4 £33,615 -
City of London +33 3 £70,000 +0.71%
West Midlands - 3 - -
Bracknell - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 - -
Wiltshire 0 1 £50,000 - 1
Swindon -3 1 £50,000 - 1
South West -7 1 £50,000 -37.50% 1
Manchester -38 1 £65,000 +85.71%
North West -44 1 £65,000 +85.71%
Tyne and Wear - 1 £42,500 -
North East - 1 £42,500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £42,500 -

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for FlexPod.

1 56 (94.92%) Cisco
2 38 (64.41%) NetApp
3 36 (61.02%) VMware
4 34 (57.63%) Microsoft
5 29 (49.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 29 (49.15%) Amazon AWS
6 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
7 24 (40.68%) Office 365
8 23 (38.98%) VMware Infrastructure
8 23 (38.98%) Hyper-V
8 23 (38.98%) Data Centre
8 23 (38.98%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (37.29%) Citrix
10 21 (35.59%) SQL Server
10 21 (35.59%) XenApp
11 19 (32.20%) Windows
12 18 (30.51%) SLA
13 17 (28.81%) DNS
14 16 (27.12%) DHCP
14 16 (27.12%) Linux
14 16 (27.12%) SAN
15 15 (25.42%) MS Exchange
15 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (25.42%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (22.03%) VLAN
16 13 (22.03%) XenDesktop
16 13 (22.03%) Presales
17 11 (18.64%) vSphere
17 11 (18.64%) LAN

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 15 (25.42%) MS Exchange
2 10 (16.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (8.47%) IIS
4 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
4 5 (8.47%) Skype for Business
5 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.39%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (49.15%) Amazon AWS
1 29 (49.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (40.68%) Office 365
3 4 (6.78%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (5.08%) IaaS
5 2 (3.39%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (3.39%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (28.81%) DNS
2 16 (27.12%) DHCP
2 16 (27.12%) SAN
3 15 (25.42%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (22.03%) VLAN
5 11 (18.64%) LAN
5 11 (18.64%) WAN
6 10 (16.95%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (16.95%) Firewall
7 8 (13.56%) NAS
7 8 (13.56%) VPN
8 5 (8.47%) Skype
9 4 (6.78%) BGP
9 4 (6.78%) IPsec
9 4 (6.78%) MPLS
9 4 (6.78%) Network Security
9 4 (6.78%) OSPF
9 4 (6.78%) SSL
9 4 (6.78%) Telepresence
9 4 (6.78%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (35.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 8 (13.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (5.08%) QlikView
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (11.86%) Finance
1 7 (11.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.08%) Billing
3 1 (1.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (42.37%) Architect
2 16 (27.12%) Infrastructure Architect
3 14 (23.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (16.95%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Senior Server Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Server Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Support Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (6.78%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Data Centre Architect
8 4 (6.78%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 3 (5.08%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (5.08%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (38.98%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.47%) Driving Licence
4 5 (8.47%) Management Information System
4 5 (8.47%) Public Cloud
5 4 (6.78%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.08%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (3.39%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 19 (32.20%) Windows
2 16 (27.12%) Linux
3 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (15.25%) Windows Server
5 7 (11.86%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) Presales
2 11 (18.64%) CAD
2 11 (18.64%) ITIL
3 9 (15.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (11.86%) Analytics
4 7 (11.86%) Change Management
4 7 (11.86%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (8.47%) Converged Infrastructure
5 5 (8.47%) Network Design
6 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.78%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 4 (6.78%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (6.78%) Data Analytics
6 4 (6.78%) Data Protection
6 4 (6.78%) Line Management
6 4 (6.78%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.78%) Performance Management
7 3 (5.08%) Capacity Management
7 3 (5.08%) ITIL V3
7 3 (5.08%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.39%) Java
2 2 (3.39%) Perl
2 2 (3.39%) Python
2 2 (3.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (38.98%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (16.95%) CCNA
4 8 (13.56%) CCNP
4 8 (13.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (11.86%) NCDA
6 6 (10.17%) CCIE
6 6 (10.17%) MCITP
7 5 (8.47%) Degree
7 5 (8.47%) MCSE
8 4 (6.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (6.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (5.08%) CCDP
9 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
10 2 (3.39%) CISSP
10 2 (3.39%) VCDX
11 1 (1.69%) MCSA
11 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
11 1 (1.69%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (30.51%) SLA
2 3 (5.08%) QA
3 2 (3.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
2 23 (38.98%) Hyper-V
2 23 (38.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (35.59%) XenApp
4 13 (22.03%) XenDesktop
5 11 (18.64%) vSphere
6 4 (6.78%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (5.08%) NFS
8 2 (3.39%) Docker
8 2 (3.39%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) SCCM
2 6 (10.17%) SCOM
3 3 (5.08%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (3.39%) Ansible
4 2 (3.39%) NetApp OnCommand
4 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.39%) Puppet
4 2 (3.39%) vRealize
Vendors
1 56 (94.92%) Cisco
2 38 (64.41%) NetApp
3 36 (61.02%) VMware
4 34 (57.63%) Microsoft
5 22 (37.29%) Citrix
6 9 (15.25%) CheckPoint
7 8 (13.56%) F5
8 6 (10.17%) HP
8 6 (10.17%) SolarWinds
9 5 (8.47%) Brocade
9 5 (8.47%) Juniper
9 5 (8.47%) Palo Alto
10 3 (5.08%) Aruba
10 3 (5.08%) EMC
10 3 (5.08%) Fortinet
10 3 (5.08%) Meraki
10 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
10 3 (5.08%) Sourcefire
10 3 (5.08%) Tableau
11 2 (3.39%) Nimsoft