Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 732 519 635
Rank change year-on-year -213 +116 -4
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 222 266 528
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 1.16% 2.27% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 170 177 424
10th Percentile £25,500 £35,150 £29,000
25th Percentile £32,984 £40,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £55,000 £47,000
Median % change year-on-year -22.73% +17.02% +4.44%
75th Percentile £48,750 £66,500 £60,313
90th Percentile £57,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK median annual salary £42,750 £55,000 £45,162
% change year-on-year -22.27% +21.78% +0.36%

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 19,087 11,697 23,084
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.03% 17.95% 17.26%
Number of salaries quoted 13,549 9,826 19,228
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,750 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +2.04%
75th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £90,000 £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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -195 68 £50,000 -19.35% 9
Midlands -70 47 £40,000 +3.90% 5
East Midlands -14 38 £40,000 -28.89% 2
East of England -12 30 £47,500 +6.74% 4
South East -76 30 £32,500 -26.55% 5
North of England -61 28 £45,000 - 12
South West -55 19 £33,500 -12.42% 3
Yorkshire -55 15 £42,500 -5.56% 3
North West -35 13 £45,000 +12.50% 6
West Midlands -91 9 £42,000 +10.53% 3
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 209 (94.14%) Citrix
2 185 (83.33%) VMware
3 176 (79.28%) Microsoft
4 166 (74.77%) Active Directory
5 159 (71.62%) Windows
6 149 (67.12%) Microsoft 365
7 143 (64.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 134 (60.36%) Azure
9 131 (59.01%) XenApp
10 126 (56.76%) Windows Server
11 85 (38.29%) vSphere
12 83 (37.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 82 (36.94%) MS Exchange
14 77 (34.68%) DNS
15 75 (33.78%) DHCP
15 75 (33.78%) PowerShell
16 74 (33.33%) Hyper-V
17 73 (32.88%) ITIL
18 67 (30.18%) Social Skills
19 64 (28.83%) Windows Server 2012
20 63 (28.38%) Windows 10
21 58 (26.13%) SQL
22 57 (25.68%) TCP/IP
22 57 (25.68%) SAN
23 52 (23.42%) Firewall
24 48 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
25 47 (21.17%) Cisco
26 44 (19.82%) Windows Server 2008
27 38 (17.12%) Project Management
27 38 (17.12%) Microsoft Certification

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 82 (36.94%) MS Exchange
2 28 (12.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 27 (12.16%) SharePoint
4 19 (8.56%) Skype for Business
5 13 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (3.15%) IIS
7 5 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 35 (15.77%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 149 (67.12%) Microsoft 365
2 134 (60.36%) Azure
3 28 (12.61%) AWS
4 25 (11.26%) OneDrive
5 9 (4.05%) Mimecast
6 8 (3.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (3.60%) OpenShift
7 7 (3.15%) IaaS
8 6 (2.70%) SaaS
9 5 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.35%) Dropbox
10 3 (1.35%) Google Workspace
11 1 (0.45%) Azure Storage
11 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (34.68%) DNS
2 75 (33.78%) DHCP
3 57 (25.68%) SAN
3 57 (25.68%) TCP/IP
4 52 (23.42%) Firewall
5 36 (16.22%) VPN
6 31 (13.96%) VLAN
7 29 (13.06%) NetScaler
8 26 (11.71%) WAN
9 22 (9.91%) LAN
10 17 (7.66%) VoIP
11 16 (7.21%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (6.76%) Skype
13 14 (6.31%) Remote Desktop
14 13 (5.86%) NAS
15 12 (5.41%) iSCSI
16 11 (4.95%) MPLS
17 10 (4.50%) Fibre Channel
18 8 (3.60%) Internet
19 7 (3.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.90%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 67 (30.18%) Social Skills
2 36 (16.22%) Finance
3 24 (10.81%) Public Sector
4 20 (9.01%) Organisational Skills
5 11 (4.95%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.60%) Legal
7 7 (3.15%) Digital Economy
7 7 (3.15%) Documentation Skills
8 5 (2.25%) Financial Institution
8 5 (2.25%) Games
8 5 (2.25%) Law
9 4 (1.80%) Back Office
10 3 (1.35%) Billing
11 2 (0.90%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (29.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 65 (29.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 59 (26.58%) Support Engineer
3 40 (18.02%) 3rd Line Support
4 32 (14.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 28 (12.61%) 2nd Line Support
5 28 (12.61%) Analyst
6 25 (11.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 23 (10.36%) IT Engineer
8 21 (9.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 21 (9.46%) Senior Support Engineer
9 19 (8.56%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (8.11%) Support Analyst
10 18 (8.11%) Windows Engineer
11 16 (7.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (7.21%) Citrix Engineer
12 10 (4.50%) Cloud Engineer
12 10 (4.50%) IT Support
13 9 (4.05%) Infrastructure Support
13 9 (4.05%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.95%) LDAP
2 8 (3.60%) Web Services
3 3 (1.35%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 35 (15.77%) Data Centre
2 19 (8.56%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (3.60%) FMCG
3 8 (3.60%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.15%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.70%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.70%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.25%) EMC VNX
6 5 (2.25%) Hedge funds
6 5 (2.25%) Replication
6 5 (2.25%) Symmetrix
7 3 (1.35%) Cloud Native
7 3 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.90%) iPhone
8 2 (0.90%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.45%) Clustering
9 1 (0.45%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.45%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.45%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 159 (71.62%) Windows
2 126 (56.76%) Windows Server
3 64 (28.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 63 (28.38%) Windows 10
5 44 (19.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (13.06%) Windows Server 2016
7 26 (11.71%) Windows Server 2019
8 22 (9.91%) Linux
9 17 (7.66%) Windows 7
10 16 (7.21%) Windows 8
11 13 (5.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.25%) Android
12 5 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.35%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.90%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (37.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 73 (32.88%) ITIL
3 48 (21.62%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (17.12%) Project Management
5 34 (15.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (6.31%) Patch Management
7 13 (5.86%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (5.86%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 13 (5.86%) ITSM
7 13 (5.86%) Load Balancing
7 13 (5.86%) Service Delivery
8 12 (5.41%) Line Management
8 12 (5.41%) Project Delivery
8 12 (5.41%) Requirements Gathering
9 11 (4.95%) BCP
9 11 (4.95%) Security Patching
10 9 (4.05%) Converged Infrastructure
10 9 (4.05%) Process Improvement
10 9 (4.05%) Time Management
11 8 (3.60%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 75 (33.78%) PowerShell
2 58 (26.13%) SQL
3 12 (5.41%) VB
4 8 (3.60%) VBScript
5 3 (1.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (17.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (14.41%) Citrix Certification
3 23 (10.36%) MCITP
4 21 (9.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 16 (7.21%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (6.31%) Degree
7 12 (5.41%) CCNP
7 12 (5.41%) MCSE
8 11 (4.95%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (4.05%) MCSA
10 7 (3.15%) CCNA
11 5 (2.25%) CCA
11 5 (2.25%) Security Cleared
12 4 (1.80%) MCP
13 3 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (1.35%) SC Cleared
14 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.90%) Master's Degree
15 1 (0.45%) CISSP
15 1 (0.45%) NCSIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (11.71%) SLA
2 13 (5.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (5.41%) GDPR
4 5 (2.25%) ISO 9001
4 5 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.90%) PMO
System Software
1 166 (74.77%) Active Directory
2 143 (64.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (59.01%) XenApp
4 85 (38.29%) vSphere
5 74 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 29 (13.06%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (9.01%) Virtual Desktop
8 14 (6.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 14 (6.31%) Virtual Servers
9 13 (5.86%) BitLocker
9 13 (5.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 11 (4.95%) VirtualBox
11 8 (3.60%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (3.15%) NFS
13 4 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (1.35%) KVM
15 2 (0.90%) VMware NSX
16 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 37 (16.67%) Microsoft Intune
2 36 (16.22%) SCCM
3 14 (6.31%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 11 (4.95%) AirWatch
4 11 (4.95%) Ansible
5 10 (4.50%) Backup Exec
6 9 (4.05%) HAProxy
6 9 (4.05%) Kubernetes
6 9 (4.05%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (4.05%) vRealize
7 8 (3.60%) NetBackup
8 7 (3.15%) SCOM
9 6 (2.70%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (2.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 5 (2.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (1.80%) XenMobile
12 3 (1.35%) Terraform
13 2 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
13 2 (0.90%) vCenter Server
14 1 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 209 (94.14%) Citrix
2 185 (83.33%) VMware
3 176 (79.28%) Microsoft
4 47 (21.17%) Cisco
5 26 (11.71%) Dell
6 25 (11.26%) EMC
6 25 (11.26%) Veeam
7 23 (10.36%) HP
7 23 (10.36%) Sophos
8 20 (9.01%) Symantec
9 17 (7.66%) Nimble Storage
9 17 (7.66%) Red Hat
10 16 (7.21%) NetApp
11 14 (6.31%) IBM
11 14 (6.31%) Infoblox
12 12 (5.41%) Meraki
13 11 (4.95%) 3PAR
13 11 (4.95%) Brocade
14 10 (4.50%) Avaya
14 10 (4.50%) F5