The table below looks at the statistics for Xen skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Xen over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
XenSource Xen
Rank 665 663 580
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -83
Permanent jobs citing Xen 228 229 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.21% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 1.82% 2.07% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 192 200 280
Average salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,850 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,247 £40,500
% change year-on-year
-3.02% +1.84%

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

System Software Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12547 11047 12291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 11.15% 10.29% 10.56%
Number of salaries quoted 10482 9356 10507
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.89%

Xen
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Xen Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Xen
Salary Trend

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

Xen Salary Trend in the UK

Xen
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Xen over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 within the UK.

Xen Salary Histogram in the UK

Xen
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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
England -26 220 £47,500 +11.76% 21
London +62 154 £50,000 +11.11% 6
City of London +27 38 £45,000 -10.00%
East of England -19 23 £40,000 -5.88% 8
South East -36 16 £47,500 +18.75% 2
Yorkshire -42 14 £40,000 -3.61% 3
Berkshire +4 10 £50,000 +7.52%
Essex -1 10 £48,750 -2.50% 1
Cambridgeshire -7 8 £43,750 - 7
Cambridge -7 8 £43,750 -2.77% 7
North West -5 7 £32,500 -23.52%
West Yorkshire -22 7 £40,000 +15.94% 3
South Yorkshire -23 7 £30,000 -31.03%
Sheffield -27 7 £30,000 -31.03%
Manchester -12 6 £32,500 -23.52%
Scotland -6 5 £35,000 -14.62%
Reading +4 4 £63,750 +41.66%
Glasgow -4 4 - -
Leeds -23 4 £45,000 +30.43% 3
Bury St Edmunds - 4 £37,000 -
Suffolk - 4 £37,000 -
South West - 3 £57,500 - 1
South Wales +13 2 £35,000 -22.22%
Wales +8 2 £35,000 -22.22%
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £40,000 +25.00% 1
Surrey -15 2 £46,250 +23.33% 1
Somerset - 2 £45,000 - 1
Epsom - 2 £46,250 -
Bath - 2 £45,000 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £35,000 -

Xen
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 363 (79.78%) Linux
2 354 (77.80%) VMware
3 328 (72.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 270 (59.34%) Windows
5 186 (40.88%) Python
6 174 (38.24%) MySQL
7 164 (36.04%) Puppet
8 156 (34.29%) Perl
9 153 (33.63%) Bash Shell
10 150 (32.97%) Ruby
11 147 (32.31%) Apache
12 139 (30.55%) Nagios
13 120 (26.37%) KVM
14 119 (26.15%) Citrix
15 116 (25.49%) Tomcat
16 109 (23.96%) Opscode Chef
17 106 (23.30%) UNIX
18 101 (22.20%) Firewall
19 99 (21.76%) Cisco
20 98 (21.54%) Red Hat
21 96 (21.10%) TCP/IP
22 95 (20.88%) PostgreSQL
22 95 (20.88%) Ubuntu
23 94 (20.66%) Active Directory
24 92 (20.22%) Oracle
24 92 (20.22%) nginx
25 87 (19.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 87 (19.12%) LAMP
26 84 (18.46%) DNS
27 83 (18.24%) Agile Software Development

Xen
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 147 (32.31%) Apache
2 116 (25.49%) Tomcat
3 92 (20.22%) nginx
4 66 (14.51%) WebLogic
5 50 (10.99%) MS Exchange
6 40 (8.79%) IIS
7 31 (6.81%) WebSphere
8 29 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2010
9 28 (6.15%) OpenStack
10 19 (4.18%) Jetty
11 18 (3.96%) CloudStack
12 17 (3.74%) GlassFish
12 17 (3.74%) SharePoint
13 14 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
14 13 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 10 (2.20%) Node.js
15 10 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
16 3 (0.66%) Lync
16 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
17 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 20 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (1.98%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Magento
3 1 (0.22%) Sophis RISQUE
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (13.63%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.96%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (3.52%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (2.86%) Office 365
6 12 (2.64%) IaaS
7 10 (2.20%) Google App Engine
8 9 (1.98%) Joyent
9 7 (1.54%) Rackspace Cloud
10 6 (1.32%) SaaS
11 5 (1.10%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.88%) PaaS
13 2 (0.44%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 101 (22.20%) Firewall
2 96 (21.10%) TCP/IP
3 84 (18.46%) DNS
4 76 (16.70%) SAN
5 61 (13.41%) HTTP
6 60 (13.19%) DHCP
7 44 (9.67%) NAS
8 43 (9.45%) VPN
9 40 (8.79%) VLAN
10 39 (8.57%) BIG-IP
11 37 (8.13%) WAN
11 37 (8.13%) LDAP
12 31 (6.81%) NetScaler
13 30 (6.59%) SSH
14 28 (6.15%) iSCSI
14 28 (6.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 26 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
16 22 (4.84%) LAN
17 21 (4.62%) HTTPS
18 19 (4.18%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (38.24%) MySQL
2 95 (20.88%) PostgreSQL
3 48 (10.55%) Hadoop
3 48 (10.55%) MongoDB
4 40 (8.79%) Big Data
5 37 (8.13%) SQL Server
6 29 (6.37%) DB2
7 16 (3.52%) Relational Database
8 12 (2.64%) NoSQL
8 12 (2.64%) Redis
9 10 (2.20%) Riak
10 7 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.88%) CouchDB
11 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.44%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.44%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.44%) HBase
13 1 (0.22%) Oracle Exadata
13 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 54 (11.87%) Git (software)
2 41 (9.01%) Subversion
3 18 (3.96%) Jenkins
4 16 (3.52%) Mercurial
5 15 (3.30%) TeamCity
6 10 (2.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 10 (2.20%) JIRA
7 7 (1.54%) Maven
8 6 (1.32%) Hudson
8 6 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.88%) Bazaar
10 2 (0.44%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.22%) Selenium
11 1 (0.22%) JBehave
11 1 (0.22%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.22%) JMeter
11 1 (0.22%) JUnit
General
1 55 (12.09%) Finance
2 20 (4.40%) Law
3 12 (2.64%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.98%) German Language
4 9 (1.98%) Italian Language
4 9 (1.98%) Turkish Language
5 6 (1.32%) Back Office
5 6 (1.32%) Marketing
6 5 (1.10%) Welsh Language
6 5 (1.10%) Electronics
6 5 (1.10%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.88%) Games
7 4 (0.88%) Billing
7 4 (0.88%) Retail
8 3 (0.66%) Banking
9 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.44%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 200 (43.96%) Administrator
2 165 (36.26%) Systems Administrator
3 131 (28.79%) Linux Administrator
4 74 (16.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 52 (11.43%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 46 (10.11%) Architect
7 43 (9.45%) Senior Linux Administrator
8 42 (9.23%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
9 35 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
10 34 (7.47%) Consultant
11 24 (5.27%) Systems Engineer
12 19 (4.18%) Infrastructure Architect
13 17 (3.74%) Support Engineer
14 16 (3.52%) Java Consultant
14 16 (3.52%) Middleware Consultant
15 14 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
15 14 (3.08%) Analyst
16 13 (2.86%) Cloud Architect
16 13 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
16 13 (2.86%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (19.12%) LAMP
2 40 (8.79%) Web Services
3 18 (3.96%) ActiveMQ
4 17 (3.74%) Java EE
4 17 (3.74%) XML
4 17 (3.74%) .NET
5 16 (3.52%) Middleware
5 16 (3.52%) Oracle Fusion
6 11 (2.42%) J2EE
7 10 (2.20%) Servlets
8 9 (1.98%) HornetQ
8 9 (1.98%) JMX
9 4 (0.88%) HTML
9 4 (0.88%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.88%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (0.44%) SOAP
10 2 (0.44%) CSS
10 2 (0.44%) REST
10 2 (0.44%) Memcached
10 2 (0.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 71 (15.60%) Open Source
2 55 (12.09%) Computer Science
3 37 (8.13%) Clustering
4 18 (3.96%) Replication
5 14 (3.08%) Blackberry
6 13 (2.86%) iPad
6 13 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.42%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.98%) Blog
8 9 (1.98%) Visualisation
9 8 (1.76%) Device Driver
10 7 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.32%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.32%) Celerra
12 5 (1.10%) Telematics
12 5 (1.10%) Smartphone
12 5 (1.10%) DTV
13 4 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (0.88%) Mathematics
14 3 (0.66%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 363 (79.78%) Linux
2 270 (59.34%) Windows
3 106 (23.30%) UNIX
4 95 (20.88%) Ubuntu
5 87 (19.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 73 (16.04%) CentOS
7 49 (10.77%) Debian
8 45 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 37 (8.13%) Solaris
10 26 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (4.40%) SUSE
13 16 (3.52%) AIX
13 16 (3.52%) Android
14 12 (2.64%) Windows 7
15 11 (2.42%) Windows 8
16 8 (1.76%) Mac OS
17 6 (1.32%) HPUX
18 4 (0.88%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (17.80%) Configuration Management
3 67 (14.73%) ITIL
4 65 (14.29%) DevOps
5 46 (10.11%) Performance Tuning
6 44 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (7.03%) Disaster Recovery
8 29 (6.37%) Load Balancing
9 28 (6.15%) Statistical Analysis
10 27 (5.93%) Technical Analysis
11 25 (5.49%) E-Commerce
12 21 (4.62%) Business Continuity
13 20 (4.40%) Software Engineering
14 18 (3.96%) SOA
15 17 (3.74%) Technical Architecture
16 15 (3.30%) Knowledge Management
16 15 (3.30%) Migration
17 14 (3.08%) OO
18 13 (2.86%) TOGAF
19 12 (2.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 186 (40.88%) Python
2 156 (34.29%) Perl
3 153 (33.63%) Bash Shell
4 150 (32.97%) Ruby
5 71 (15.60%) SQL
5 71 (15.60%) Java
6 56 (12.31%) PHP
7 44 (9.67%) Shell Script
8 24 (5.27%) PowerShell
9 21 (4.62%) C
10 6 (1.32%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.88%) Lisp
11 4 (0.88%) Scala
11 4 (0.88%) Haskell
11 4 (0.88%) Erlang
11 4 (0.88%) OCaml
12 2 (0.44%) C++
13 1 (0.22%) VBScript
13 1 (0.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 61 (13.41%) Degree
2 32 (7.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (3.96%) MCITP
4 17 (3.74%) LPIC
4 17 (3.74%) RHCE
4 17 (3.74%) Linux+ Certification
5 16 (3.52%) MCSE
6 12 (2.64%) CCNA
6 12 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.98%) MCSA
8 4 (0.88%) CCNP
8 4 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (0.88%) CCIA
8 4 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.66%) Security Cleared
9 3 (0.66%) CCEE
10 2 (0.44%) CISSP
10 2 (0.44%) MCP
10 2 (0.44%) CISA
10 2 (0.44%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.37%) QA
2 9 (1.98%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.54%) SLA
4 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 328 (72.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 120 (26.37%) KVM
3 94 (20.66%) Active Directory
4 68 (14.95%) Hyper-V
5 38 (8.35%) XenServer
6 37 (8.13%) Snort
6 37 (8.13%) NFS
7 27 (5.93%) vSphere
8 17 (3.74%) Postfix
8 17 (3.74%) Sendmail
9 16 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (3.30%) vCloud
11 13 (2.86%) XenApp
12 12 (2.64%) VirtualBox
13 11 (2.42%) Varnish
13 11 (2.42%) Terminal Services
13 11 (2.42%) VMware ESX
14 9 (1.98%) XenDesktop
14 9 (1.98%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (1.10%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 164 (36.04%) Puppet
2 139 (30.55%) Nagios
3 109 (23.96%) Opscode Chef
4 71 (15.60%) Salt
5 70 (15.38%) Cacti
6 66 (14.51%) ZABBIX
7 57 (12.53%) Ansible
8 29 (6.37%) CFEngine
9 22 (4.84%) Ganglia
10 13 (2.86%) Vagrant
11 11 (2.42%) HAProxy
12 10 (2.20%) Backup Exec
12 10 (2.20%) Munin
13 9 (1.98%) Data Guard
13 9 (1.98%) SCOM
14 8 (1.76%) SCCM
15 6 (1.32%) ARCserve
15 6 (1.32%) Legato
15 6 (1.32%) Plesk
16 5 (1.10%) StatsD
Vendors
1 354 (77.80%) VMware
2 119 (26.15%) Citrix
3 99 (21.76%) Cisco
4 98 (21.54%) Red Hat
5 92 (20.22%) Oracle
6 74 (16.26%) Microsoft
7 66 (14.51%) JBoss
8 48 (10.55%) NetApp
9 39 (8.57%) HP
10 28 (6.15%) F5
11 26 (5.71%) EMC
12 24 (5.27%) Rackspace
13 14 (3.08%) Dell
14 12 (2.64%) IBM
14 12 (2.64%) Google
15 11 (2.42%) Fidessa
15 11 (2.42%) Reuters
15 11 (2.42%) Bloomberg
15 11 (2.42%) SoftLayer
15 11 (2.42%) SaltStack
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £55k + stock options
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum to £40k + stock options
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
Creative Personnel
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bridge Noble
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Stock + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000 + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Lorien Resourcing - Vertical IT
Salary: £55,000 - £75,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Thales
Posted: 2 days ago
England
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + pension, bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: full benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Excellent package
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Citrix
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Citrix
Posted: 15 days ago
West London
Discovery Education
Salary: £40,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Bath
Future Publishing
Salary: £competitive with excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
South East London
Redblade Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago