Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
England > North West
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 292 346 319
Rank change year-on-year +54 -27 -24
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 57 29 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.50% 0.22% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 2.99% 1.88% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 45 17 35
North West median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% -5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £21,000 £29,900 £26,750
90th Percentile £63,250 £45,400 £49,350
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +13.92% -7.06%

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 the North West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,908 1,543 1,434
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 16.83% 11.72% 11.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,572 1,240 1,204
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +2.74% +7.35%
10th Percentile £21,000 £20,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £56,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for XenDesktop in the North West

XenDesktop
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop in the North West over the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

Salary histogram for XenDesktop in the North West

XenDesktop
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the North West region over the 6 months to 12 December 2018. 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
Manchester +9 25 £35,000 -7.89% 5
Merseyside +26 19 £32,500 -25.71%
Cheshire +24 10 £45,000 +42.86% 1
Lancashire - 3 £23,500 -
XenDesktop
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 52 (91.23%) Active Directory
1 52 (91.23%) Citrix
2 51 (89.47%) XenApp
3 48 (84.21%) Windows
4 46 (80.70%) VMware
5 44 (77.19%) Windows Server
6 28 (49.12%) Microsoft
7 23 (40.35%) SAN
7 23 (40.35%) Hyper-V
8 22 (38.60%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (35.09%) Windows 10
10 19 (33.33%) NetScaler
10 19 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (31.58%) SCCM
11 18 (31.58%) DNS
11 18 (31.58%) SQL
11 18 (31.58%) ITIL
12 16 (28.07%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (28.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 15 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (26.32%) Veeam
14 14 (24.56%) Cisco
15 13 (22.81%) SharePoint
15 13 (22.81%) MS Exchange
15 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (22.81%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (21.05%) Office 365
16 12 (21.05%) Skype for Business
16 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
16 12 (21.05%) IIS

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 15 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2013
2 13 (22.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (22.81%) MS Exchange
2 13 (22.81%) SharePoint
3 12 (21.05%) IIS
3 12 (21.05%) Skype for Business
4 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (28.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (21.05%) Office 365
3 8 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (14.04%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 23 (40.35%) SAN
2 19 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 18 (31.58%) DNS
4 12 (21.05%) Firewall
5 11 (19.30%) DHCP
6 9 (15.79%) Remote Desktop
7 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
8 7 (12.28%) NAS
9 6 (10.53%) FTP
9 6 (10.53%) HTTP
9 6 (10.53%) iSCSI
9 6 (10.53%) MPLS
9 6 (10.53%) Skype
9 6 (10.53%) SMTP
9 6 (10.53%) SSH
9 6 (10.53%) VLAN
9 6 (10.53%) VPN
10 5 (8.77%) VoIP
11 4 (7.02%) LAN
11 4 (7.02%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (12.28%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (10.53%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
1 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.51%) Publishing
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (22.81%) Citrix Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (12.28%) Support Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Administrator
5 6 (10.53%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
5 6 (10.53%) Network Administrator
5 6 (10.53%) Network Support
5 6 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (10.53%) VMware Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) VMware Support Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Service Desk Support
6 5 (8.77%) XenServer Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Citrix Support
7 4 (7.02%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) Software Packaging
1 2 (3.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.02%) Replication
3 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.51%) Clustering
3 2 (3.51%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.51%) Handset
3 2 (3.51%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.51%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.51%) User Experience
3 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 48 (84.21%) Windows
2 44 (77.19%) Windows Server
3 20 (35.09%) Windows 10
4 19 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) ITIL
2 16 (28.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (19.30%) Mentoring
4 10 (17.54%) Coaching
4 10 (17.54%) Service Delivery
5 8 (14.04%) Business Continuity
5 8 (14.04%) Load Balancing
5 8 (14.04%) Tech Ops
6 7 (12.28%) Application Packaging
6 7 (12.28%) Proactive Monitoring
7 6 (10.53%) Business Continuity Management
7 6 (10.53%) Converged Infrastructure
7 6 (10.53%) ITIL V3
7 6 (10.53%) Storage Management
7 6 (10.53%) Trend Analysis
8 5 (8.77%) Project Management
9 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (7.02%) Migration
9 4 (7.02%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) SQL
2 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (14.04%) CCNA
2 8 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (12.28%) MCSE
4 6 (10.53%) Degree
5 5 (8.77%) DBS Check
5 5 (8.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (5.26%) CCA
6 3 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (5.26%) VCP6
7 2 (3.51%) MCITP
8 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (91.23%) Active Directory
2 51 (89.47%) XenApp
3 23 (40.35%) Hyper-V
4 22 (38.60%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (17.54%) vSphere
6 9 (15.79%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (14.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (10.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 6 (10.53%) XenServer
9 4 (7.02%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (3.51%) BitLocker
10 2 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (31.58%) SCCM
2 11 (19.30%) SCOM
3 6 (10.53%) FortiGate
3 6 (10.53%) vCenter Server
4 5 (8.77%) SCVMM
5 3 (5.26%) Backup Exec
5 3 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (5.26%) SmoothWall
6 2 (3.51%) AirWatch
6 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (3.51%) SCDPM
6 2 (3.51%) SCOrch
6 2 (3.51%) SCSM
7 1 (1.75%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 52 (91.23%) Citrix
2 46 (80.70%) VMware
3 28 (49.12%) Microsoft
4 15 (26.32%) Veeam
5 14 (24.56%) Cisco
6 9 (15.79%) Dell
6 9 (15.79%) EMC
7 8 (14.04%) Avaya
8 6 (10.53%) Extreme Networks
8 6 (10.53%) NetApp
8 6 (10.53%) Nortel
8 6 (10.53%) SolarWinds
9 4 (7.02%) Ivanti
10 3 (5.26%) Aruba
10 3 (5.26%) F5
10 3 (5.26%) HP
10 3 (5.26%) Meraki
10 3 (5.26%) SonicWALL
10 3 (5.26%) Zerto
11 2 (3.51%) Wyse