The table below looks at the statistics for XenDesktop 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 XenDesktop over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenDesktop
Rank 201 212 217
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +5
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 59 32 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.47% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 8.39% 5.59% 7.44%
Number of salaries quoted 49 22 40
Average salary £33,500 £45,000 £43,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,700 £30,800
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £65,000 £62,800
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.27%
XenDesktop
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

System Software Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
703 572 618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 9.52% 8.42% 8.37%
Number of salaries quoted 559 479 537
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +5.26%

XenDesktop
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

XenDesktop Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

XenDesktop
Salary Trend in the North West

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

XenDesktop Salary Trend in the North West

XenDesktop
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing XenDesktop across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

XenDesktop Salary Histogram in the North West

XenDesktop
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 XenDesktop within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 September 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 +17 42 £33,000 -26.66% 8
Cheshire -17 14 £34,500 +25.45%
Lancashire +2 2 £45,000 -
Merseyside -4 2 £45,000 -18.18%
XenDesktop
England

XenDesktop
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing XenDesktop 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 XenDesktop.

1 125 (98.43%) Citrix
2 110 (86.61%) XenApp
3 99 (77.95%) VMware
4 89 (70.08%) Windows
5 77 (60.63%) Hyper-V
6 73 (57.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 66 (51.97%) Microsoft
8 56 (44.09%) Active Directory
9 55 (43.31%) Citrix Certification
10 49 (38.58%) Cisco
11 44 (34.65%) MS Exchange
11 44 (34.65%) CCA
12 41 (32.28%) SAN
13 35 (27.56%) SQL
13 35 (27.56%) NetScaler
14 34 (26.77%) NetApp
15 33 (25.98%) Microsoft Certification
16 31 (24.41%) Windows Server 2008
17 30 (23.62%) NAS
18 28 (22.05%) vSphere
19 27 (21.26%) IIS
19 27 (21.26%) MCSE
19 27 (21.26%) MS Excel
20 26 (20.47%) XenServer
21 24 (18.90%) AppSense
22 21 (16.54%) Windows Server 2003
22 21 (16.54%) PowerShell
23 19 (14.96%) Windows 7
24 18 (14.17%) Exchange Server 2010
24 18 (14.17%) iSCSI

XenDesktop
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing XenDesktop 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 XenDesktop. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 44 (34.65%) MS Exchange
2 27 (21.26%) IIS
3 18 (14.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (4.72%) Lync
7 6 (4.72%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (21.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (32.28%) SAN
2 35 (27.56%) NetScaler
3 30 (23.62%) NAS
4 18 (14.17%) iSCSI
5 15 (11.81%) Firewall
5 15 (11.81%) WAN
6 12 (9.45%) DHCP
6 12 (9.45%) LAN
6 12 (9.45%) DNS
7 8 (6.30%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (6.30%) VLAN
8 7 (5.51%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (4.72%) Unified Communications
10 5 (3.94%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (2.36%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (2.36%) Network Security
11 3 (2.36%) VPN
12 1 (0.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.02%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.57%) OLAP
3 2 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
General
1 14 (11.02%) Finance
2 11 (8.66%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.87%) Retail
4 1 (0.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (24.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (22.83%) Citrix Engineer
3 26 (20.47%) Consultant
4 18 (14.17%) Citrix Consultant
4 18 (14.17%) Citrix Support
5 17 (13.39%) Support Engineer
6 16 (12.60%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (10.24%) Development Engineer
7 13 (10.24%) Senior Development Engineer
7 13 (10.24%) Automation Engineer
8 10 (7.87%) Citrix Support Engineer
8 10 (7.87%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Architect
9 6 (4.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) Analyst
10 4 (3.15%) Technical Consultant
10 4 (3.15%) Wintel Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) Wintel Support
10 4 (3.15%) Wintel Support Engineer
11 3 (2.36%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.15%) .NET
2 1 (0.79%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.24%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (4.72%) CMDB
3 4 (3.15%) Clustering
4 3 (2.36%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.36%) FlexPod
5 2 (1.57%) User Experience
5 2 (1.57%) Celerra
5 2 (1.57%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.57%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.79%) Replication
6 1 (0.79%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 89 (70.08%) Windows
2 31 (24.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (16.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (14.96%) Windows 7
5 9 (7.09%) Windows 8
6 8 (6.30%) Linux
7 7 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.15%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.57%) AIX
10 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (12.60%) ITIL
1 16 (12.60%) Test Scripting
2 15 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (8.66%) Project Management
3 11 (8.66%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (7.09%) Migration
5 7 (5.51%) Test Automation
6 6 (4.72%) Configuration Management
6 6 (4.72%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (3.94%) Automation Testing
7 5 (3.94%) Integration Testing
7 5 (3.94%) Information Security
7 5 (3.94%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (3.94%) Security Management
7 5 (3.94%) Asset Management
7 5 (3.94%) Regression Testing
7 5 (3.94%) Line Management
8 4 (3.15%) Mentoring
8 4 (3.15%) Workflow
8 4 (3.15%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 35 (27.56%) SQL
2 21 (16.54%) PowerShell
3 15 (11.81%) C#
4 13 (10.24%) C++
4 13 (10.24%) VBScript
4 13 (10.24%) C
5 9 (7.09%) VB
6 4 (3.15%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.15%) Perl
6 4 (3.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (43.31%) Citrix Certification
2 44 (34.65%) CCA
3 33 (25.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (21.26%) MCSE
5 14 (11.02%) Degree
6 13 (10.24%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (10.24%) CCNA
7 11 (8.66%) Security Cleared
7 11 (8.66%) MCITP
8 10 (7.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (7.09%) SC Cleared
10 7 (5.51%) MCTS
11 6 (4.72%) ISEB
11 6 (4.72%) HND
12 5 (3.94%) CCIA
12 5 (3.94%) VCAP
13 4 (3.15%) CCEE
13 4 (3.15%) NCDA
13 4 (3.15%) NCIE
14 3 (2.36%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.39%) QA
System Software
1 110 (86.61%) XenApp
2 77 (60.63%) Hyper-V
3 73 (57.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 56 (44.09%) Active Directory
5 28 (22.05%) vSphere
6 26 (20.47%) XenServer
7 12 (9.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (3.15%) vCloud
9 3 (2.36%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.36%) NFS
9 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.57%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (7.09%) SCCM
2 3 (2.36%) XenMobile
3 2 (1.57%) SCOM
4 1 (0.79%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.79%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 125 (98.43%) Citrix
2 99 (77.95%) VMware
3 66 (51.97%) Microsoft
4 49 (38.58%) Cisco
5 34 (26.77%) NetApp
6 24 (18.90%) AppSense
7 18 (14.17%) HP
8 10 (7.87%) Fujitsu
9 6 (4.72%) Veeam
10 5 (3.94%) EMC
11 4 (3.15%) Dell
11 4 (3.15%) Juniper
12 2 (1.57%) Sage
12 2 (1.57%) Symantec
13 1 (0.79%) Remedy
13 1 (0.79%) BMC
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