The first table below looks at the demand for Xen skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 239 243 219
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -24
Permanent jobs citing Xen 6 2 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.084% 0.028% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 0.85% 0.35% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 17
Average salary £33,750 £27,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.72% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £29,500 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+21.95% +2.50%
System Software Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
705 571 740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.91% 7.87% 9.89%
Number of salaries quoted 589 472 673
Average salary £33,264 £37,500 £37,400
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.29% +0.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,800 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.31% -5.00%
Xen
England

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Xen across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Xen
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Xen Salary Trend in the North West

Xen
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester - 4 £32,500 -
Lancashire - 1 £37,500 - 1
Xen
England

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Xen 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 Xen.

1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
2 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (80.00%) Windows
4 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (60.00%) HP
5 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (50.00%) Linux
7 4 (40.00%) DHCP
7 4 (40.00%) DNS
7 4 (40.00%) NetApp
7 4 (40.00%) vSphere
7 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
8 3 (30.00%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (30.00%) CCNA
8 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (30.00%) iSCSI
8 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
8 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (30.00%) Dell
8 3 (30.00%) NFS
8 3 (30.00%) MCSE
8 3 (30.00%) MCSA
8 3 (30.00%) C

Xen
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Xen 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 Xen. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Lync
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
1 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 3 (30.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (30.00%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (10.00%) NAS
4 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (10.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) LAN
4 1 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (10.00%) SAN
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) 3G
4 1 (10.00%) MPLS
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Storage Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Backup Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (10.00%) iPhone
1 1 (10.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) UNIX
5 1 (10.00%) SUSE
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (10.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (30.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) MCSE
1 3 (30.00%) MCSA
1 3 (30.00%) CCNA
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) vSphere
4 3 (30.00%) NFS
4 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (20.00%) XenApp
5 2 (20.00%) XenServer
6 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) VMware
3 6 (60.00%) HP
4 4 (40.00%) NetApp
5 3 (30.00%) Dell
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco
7 1 (10.00%) IBM
7 1 (10.00%) Juniper
7 1 (10.00%) CommVault
7 1 (10.00%) EMC
7 1 (10.00%) Veritas
7 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (10.00%) Symantec
7 1 (10.00%) Wyse
7 1 (10.00%) Acronis