Period
to 17 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for XenDesktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited XenDesktop over the 6 months to 17 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK > England
6 months to
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 620 535 659
Rank change year-on-year -85 +124 -26
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 229 394 471
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.44% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 1.51% 2.55% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 175 263 370
10th Percentile £25,000 £31,250 £29,750
25th Percentile £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -18.18% +22.22% +5.88%
75th Percentile £52,500 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £66,750 £75,000 £71,375
UK median annual salary £45,000 £55,125 £45,000
% change year-on-year -18.37% +22.50% +5.88%

XenDesktop is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 15,196 15,459 22,534
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.98% 17.44% 16.72%
Number of salaries quoted 12,053 12,829 18,576
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £33,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in England

XenDesktop
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing XenDesktop in England.

Salary trend for XenDesktop in England

XenDesktop
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing XenDesktop in England over the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

Salary histogram for XenDesktop in England

XenDesktop
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the England region over the 6 months to 17 May 2021. 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
London -76 86 £50,000 -18.37% 12
Midlands -29 50 £40,000 +6.67% 6
East Midlands +28 35 £40,000 -11.11% 4
South East +39 24 £44,000 -19.27% 1
East of England +41 23 £47,500 +6.74% 1
North of England -36 23 £43,000 -1.71% 2
South West -25 22 £25,000 -1.96% 1
West Midlands -51 15 £37,000 -1.33% 2
North West -4 13 £45,000 +12.50%
Yorkshire -25 10 £42,500 -5.56% 1
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, IT jobs citing XenDesktop 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 across the England region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 219 (95.63%) Citrix
2 192 (83.84%) VMware
3 189 (82.53%) Microsoft
4 162 (70.74%) Windows
5 158 (69.00%) Microsoft 365
6 151 (65.94%) Active Directory
7 142 (62.01%) Azure
8 139 (60.70%) XenApp
9 134 (58.52%) Windows Server
10 124 (54.15%) VMware Infrastructure
11 104 (45.41%) PowerShell
12 86 (37.55%) MS Exchange
13 85 (37.12%) ITIL
14 84 (36.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 80 (34.93%) DNS
16 76 (33.19%) DHCP
17 72 (31.44%) Hyper-V
18 71 (31.00%) vSphere
19 70 (30.57%) Cisco
20 67 (29.26%) SAN
20 67 (29.26%) Firewall
21 62 (27.07%) TCP/IP
21 62 (27.07%) Windows Server 2012
22 59 (25.76%) Social Skills
23 53 (23.14%) NetScaler
24 46 (20.09%) Problem-Solving
24 46 (20.09%) Veeam
24 46 (20.09%) SCCM
25 44 (19.21%) VPN
26 43 (18.78%) Microsoft Intune

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 86 (37.55%) MS Exchange
2 29 (12.66%) Exchange Server 2013
3 19 (8.30%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.49%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.18%) IIS
7 3 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 34 (14.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.31%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 158 (69.00%) Microsoft 365
2 142 (62.01%) Azure
3 36 (15.72%) AWS
4 16 (6.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (6.55%) OpenShift
6 13 (5.68%) OneDrive
7 11 (4.80%) Mimecast
8 3 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.31%) Dropbox
8 3 (1.31%) Google Workspace
9 2 (0.87%) IaaS
10 1 (0.44%) Azure Storage
10 1 (0.44%) PaaS
10 1 (0.44%) Power Automate
10 1 (0.44%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.44%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (34.93%) DNS
2 76 (33.19%) DHCP
3 67 (29.26%) Firewall
3 67 (29.26%) SAN
4 62 (27.07%) TCP/IP
5 53 (23.14%) NetScaler
6 44 (19.21%) VPN
7 31 (13.54%) VoIP
8 25 (10.92%) VLAN
9 19 (8.30%) NAS
10 18 (7.86%) Remote Desktop
11 17 (7.42%) WAN
12 16 (6.99%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (5.68%) iSCSI
14 12 (5.24%) Internet
14 12 (5.24%) LAN
15 11 (4.80%) SSL
16 10 (4.37%) MPLS
17 8 (3.49%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (3.49%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.55%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.49%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2019
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 59 (25.76%) Social Skills
2 41 (17.90%) Finance
3 25 (10.92%) Public Sector
4 17 (7.42%) Telecoms
5 13 (5.68%) Digital Economy
6 5 (2.18%) Law
6 5 (2.18%) Organisational Skills
7 4 (1.75%) Banking
7 4 (1.75%) Documentation Skills
7 4 (1.75%) Legal
7 4 (1.75%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (1.31%) Billing
8 3 (1.31%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.31%) Games
8 3 (1.31%) Local Government
9 2 (0.87%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.44%) Social Housing
Job Titles
1 61 (26.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 54 (23.58%) Support Engineer
3 53 (23.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 40 (17.47%) 3rd Line Support
5 30 (13.10%) Citrix Engineer
6 29 (12.66%) IT Engineer
7 24 (10.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 22 (9.61%) Analyst
8 22 (9.61%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (7.86%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (7.42%) Support Analyst
11 16 (6.99%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (6.55%) Citrix Support
12 15 (6.55%) Infrastructure Support
12 15 (6.55%) Windows Engineer
13 14 (6.11%) Citrix Support Engineer
13 14 (6.11%) Design Engineer
13 14 (6.11%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
13 14 (6.11%) Senior Support Engineer
14 13 (5.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.99%) LDAP
2 12 (5.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 34 (14.85%) Data Centre
2 13 (5.68%) Enterprise Storage
3 10 (4.37%) FMCG
4 9 (3.93%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.62%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.62%) Smartphone
6 5 (2.18%) EMC VNX
6 5 (2.18%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.31%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.31%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.31%) Housing Association
7 3 (1.31%) Replication
7 3 (1.31%) Symmetrix
7 3 (1.31%) User Experience
8 2 (0.87%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.87%) iPhone
8 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.87%) SCADA
8 2 (0.87%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 162 (70.74%) Windows
2 134 (58.52%) Windows Server
3 62 (27.07%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (18.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (17.90%) Windows 10
6 27 (11.79%) Linux
7 19 (8.30%) Windows Server 2016
8 16 (6.99%) Windows Server 2019
9 14 (6.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (4.80%) Android
11 10 (4.37%) Windows 7
11 10 (4.37%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.75%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.31%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (37.12%) ITIL
2 84 (36.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 46 (20.09%) Problem-Solving
4 41 (17.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (12.23%) Project Management
6 22 (9.61%) Load Balancing
7 19 (8.30%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 19 (8.30%) Requirements Gathering
8 16 (6.99%) Converged Infrastructure
8 16 (6.99%) Problem Management
9 15 (6.55%) Change Management
9 15 (6.55%) eTOM
9 15 (6.55%) ITSM
9 15 (6.55%) Network Virtualisation
9 15 (6.55%) Project Delivery
10 14 (6.11%) Patch Management
11 13 (5.68%) Process Improvement
11 13 (5.68%) Server Management
12 11 (4.80%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 11 (4.80%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 104 (45.41%) PowerShell
2 39 (17.03%) SQL
3 14 (6.11%) VB
4 4 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (14.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (13.10%) Citrix Certification
3 28 (12.23%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (12.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 21 (9.17%) CCNP
5 16 (6.99%) MCSE
6 14 (6.11%) MCITP
7 12 (5.24%) MCSA
8 11 (4.80%) CCNA
9 9 (3.93%) Degree
10 7 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (3.06%) MCP
11 6 (2.62%) Security Cleared
12 5 (2.18%) CCA
12 5 (2.18%) CISSP
12 5 (2.18%) SC Cleared
13 4 (1.75%) CompTIA Security+
14 3 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
15 2 (0.87%) AWS Certification
15 2 (0.87%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.35%) SLA
2 16 (6.99%) GDPR
3 5 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.31%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.44%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 151 (65.94%) Active Directory
2 139 (60.70%) XenApp
3 124 (54.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 72 (31.44%) Hyper-V
5 71 (31.00%) vSphere
6 25 (10.92%) VMware ESXi
7 22 (9.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 22 (9.61%) Virtual Servers
8 19 (8.30%) BitLocker
9 17 (7.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 15 (6.55%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (5.68%) NFS
12 10 (4.37%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.87%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.44%) ProxySG
15 1 (0.44%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 46 (20.09%) SCCM
2 43 (18.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (6.99%) Ansible
3 16 (6.99%) Backup Exec
3 16 (6.99%) HAProxy
3 16 (6.99%) Kubernetes
3 16 (6.99%) Norton AntiVirus
3 16 (6.99%) vRealize
4 14 (6.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 13 (5.68%) SCOM
6 12 (5.24%) NetBackup
7 9 (3.93%) AirWatch
7 9 (3.93%) XenMobile
8 6 (2.62%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (1.75%) Nessus
9 4 (1.75%) SCOrch
9 4 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.87%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.87%) Nagios
10 2 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 219 (95.63%) Citrix
2 192 (83.84%) VMware
3 189 (82.53%) Microsoft
4 70 (30.57%) Cisco
5 46 (20.09%) Veeam
6 40 (17.47%) Dell
7 34 (14.85%) Sophos
8 28 (12.23%) EMC
8 28 (12.23%) HP
8 28 (12.23%) Red Hat
9 25 (10.92%) Symantec
10 19 (8.30%) F5
10 19 (8.30%) Infoblox
11 18 (7.86%) IBM
12 17 (7.42%) NetApp
12 17 (7.42%) Oracle
13 15 (6.55%) Nimble Storage
13 15 (6.55%) SonicWALL
14 13 (5.68%) Avaya
14 13 (5.68%) Juniper