Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Cisco/NetApp FlexPod
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1139 1124 1122
Rank change year-on-year -15 -2 +20
Permanent jobs citing FlexPod 37 69 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.039% 0.066%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.050% 0.096% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 24 54 96
UK median annual salary £74,500 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.62% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £62,500 £39,225 £41,500
90th Percentile £76,850 £78,375 £71,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £74,500 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +14.62% +8.33% -4.00%

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 73,311 71,713 87,494
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.99% 40.77% 42.22%
Number of salaries quoted 57,027 58,844 70,439
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

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 23 January 2018.

Salary histogram for FlexPod in the UK

FlexPod
Top 8 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 23 January 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 -30 37 £74,500 +14.62% 4
UK excluding London -28 24 £74,500 +14.62% 3
North of England +2 15 £74,500 +14.62% 2
North West -2 15 £74,500 +14.62% 2
London -18 13 £75,000 +7.14% 1
South East -3 9 £45,000 -35.71%
Midlands +10 8 - - 1
West Midlands -3 8 - -

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 26 (70.27%) Cisco
2 20 (54.05%) Data Centre
3 17 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (37.84%) TCP/IP
5 13 (35.14%) ITIL
5 13 (35.14%) VLAN
5 13 (35.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (32.43%) Load Balancing
6 12 (32.43%) Network Security
6 12 (32.43%) F5
6 12 (32.43%) Mentoring
6 12 (32.43%) CheckPoint
6 12 (32.43%) CCNP
7 11 (29.73%) Java
7 11 (29.73%) Microservices
7 11 (29.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 11 (29.73%) Re-Platforming
8 10 (27.03%) NetApp
8 10 (27.03%) VMware
9 9 (24.32%) Fortinet
9 9 (24.32%) Project Management
9 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
9 9 (24.32%) Ethernet
9 9 (24.32%) Presales
9 9 (24.32%) Meraki
10 8 (21.62%) Cisco ISE
10 8 (21.62%) Line Management
10 8 (21.62%) ITIL V3
10 8 (21.62%) SIEM

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 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) IaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (37.84%) TCP/IP
2 13 (35.14%) Cisco Nexus
2 13 (35.14%) VLAN
3 12 (32.43%) Network Security
4 9 (24.32%) Ethernet
5 8 (21.62%) BGP
5 8 (21.62%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (21.62%) Cisco ISE
5 8 (21.62%) IPsec
5 8 (21.62%) MPLS
5 8 (21.62%) OSPF
5 8 (21.62%) SNMP
5 8 (21.62%) SSL
5 8 (21.62%) VPN
5 8 (21.62%) Wireless
6 6 (16.22%) DHCP
7 5 (13.51%) DNS
7 5 (13.51%) SAN
8 4 (10.81%) WAN
9 3 (8.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) IDOL
3 2 (5.41%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (5.41%) MongoDB
General
1 8 (21.62%) Billing
2 6 (16.22%) Law
3 3 (8.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Architect
2 6 (16.22%) Head of Architecture
3 5 (13.51%) Data Centre Team Leader
3 5 (13.51%) Team Leader
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco Network Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Head of Development
4 4 (10.81%) Juniper Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Network Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Network Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Lead Network Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Applications Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Head of Applications
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Java Applications Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Java Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Java Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Lead Architect
7 1 (2.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Exchange Architect
Miscellaneous
1 20 (54.05%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) ITIL
2 12 (32.43%) Load Balancing
2 12 (32.43%) Mentoring
3 11 (29.73%) Microservices
3 11 (29.73%) Re-Platforming
3 11 (29.73%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 9 (24.32%) Presales
4 9 (24.32%) Project Management
5 8 (21.62%) Application Performance Management
5 8 (21.62%) Converged Infrastructure
5 8 (21.62%) ITIL V3
5 8 (21.62%) Line Management
5 8 (21.62%) Migration
5 8 (21.62%) Network Design
5 8 (21.62%) Performance Management
5 8 (21.62%) Security Management
5 8 (21.62%) Service Delivery
5 8 (21.62%) SIEM
5 8 (21.62%) Time Management
6 6 (16.22%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (32.43%) CCNP
3 7 (18.92%) CCIE
4 5 (13.51%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (8.11%) CCDP
5 3 (8.11%) EMCIE
5 3 (8.11%) EMCTA
6 1 (2.70%) CCDA
6 1 (2.70%) NCIE
6 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) QA
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.81%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (10.81%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.70%) NFS
4 1 (2.70%) vSphere
4 1 (2.70%) XenApp
4 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
2 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 26 (70.27%) Cisco
2 12 (32.43%) CheckPoint
2 12 (32.43%) F5
3 10 (27.03%) NetApp
3 10 (27.03%) VMware
4 9 (24.32%) Fortinet
4 9 (24.32%) Meraki
5 8 (21.62%) Aruba
5 8 (21.62%) Brocade
5 8 (21.62%) HP
5 8 (21.62%) SolarWinds
5 8 (21.62%) Sourcefire
6 6 (16.22%) CommVault
7 4 (10.81%) iManage
7 4 (10.81%) Juniper
7 4 (10.81%) Palo Alto
8 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
9 2 (5.41%) Citrix
9 2 (5.41%) EMC
10 1 (2.70%) 3PAR