Period
to 10 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 10 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 537 581 671
Rank change year-on-year +44 +90 -65
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 276 324 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.36% 0.36% 0.27%
As % of the System Software category 2.17% 2.42% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 232 236 210
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,750 £43,250 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.47% +18.49% -2.67%
10th Percentile £24,525 £22,750 £29,750
90th Percentile £72,000 £58,125 £61,250
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +15.38%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,743 13,362 12,818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.78% 14.96% 12.77%
Number of salaries quoted 10,448 10,696 10,597
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £21,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £61,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in the UK excluding London

XenDesktop
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing XenDesktop in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for XenDesktop in the UK excluding London

XenDesktop
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Salary histogram for XenDesktop in the UK excluding London

XenDesktop
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 10 December 2019. 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
Midlands +58 93 £36,500 -27.00% 14
West Midlands +56 78 £36,000 -28.00% 13
South East +36 77 £48,000 +12.94% 17
North of England -6 33 £41,000 -13.68% 14
South West +18 30 £42,500 +21.43% 11
East of England +29 25 £55,000 +46.67% 6
North West +20 24 £47,500 +26.67% 12
East Midlands +30 15 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Scotland +37 13 £45,162 -8.76% 2
Yorkshire +1 7 £39,500 -21.00%
Wales +6 5 £25,000 -41.18%
North East +17 2 £35,000 +26.13% 2
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 274 (99.28%) Citrix
2 233 (84.42%) Windows
3 215 (77.90%) XenApp
4 214 (77.54%) VMware
5 196 (71.01%) Microsoft
6 194 (70.29%) Active Directory
7 177 (64.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 127 (46.01%) Office 365
9 117 (42.39%) Azure
10 116 (42.03%) DNS
11 114 (41.30%) Windows Server
12 111 (40.22%) DHCP
13 107 (38.77%) Hyper-V
14 103 (37.32%) ITIL
15 85 (30.80%) Cisco
16 67 (24.28%) MS Exchange
17 64 (23.19%) Windows 10
18 62 (22.46%) Firewall
19 61 (22.10%) TCP/IP
20 60 (21.74%) PowerShell
20 60 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 57 (20.65%) Data Centre
21 57 (20.65%) Linux
22 54 (19.57%) HP
23 53 (19.20%) NetScaler
24 50 (18.12%) SCCM
25 48 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
26 47 (17.03%) Microsoft App-V
26 47 (17.03%) Microsoft Certification
27 46 (16.67%) Finance

XenDesktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 67 (24.28%) MS Exchange
2 37 (13.41%) SharePoint
3 34 (12.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 31 (11.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (5.43%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.90%) IIS
7 7 (2.54%) Confluence
8 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 30 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 127 (46.01%) Office 365
2 117 (42.39%) Azure
3 43 (15.58%) AWS
4 25 (9.06%) OneDrive
5 20 (7.25%) Azure Stack
6 16 (5.80%) IaaS
7 14 (5.07%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (3.26%) Power Platform
9 8 (2.90%) PaaS
10 7 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.81%) SaaS
12 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 116 (42.03%) DNS
2 111 (40.22%) DHCP
3 62 (22.46%) Firewall
4 61 (22.10%) TCP/IP
5 53 (19.20%) NetScaler
6 45 (16.30%) LAN
6 45 (16.30%) WAN
7 33 (11.96%) Skype
8 29 (10.51%) VPN
9 26 (9.42%) SAN
10 21 (7.61%) Wireless
11 20 (7.25%) VLAN
12 16 (5.80%) Cisco Firepower
13 15 (5.43%) iSCSI
13 15 (5.43%) MPLS
14 13 (4.71%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (4.71%) Remote Desktop
15 12 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
16 11 (3.99%) Network Security
17 10 (3.62%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.26%) Power BI
3 6 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.36%) MySQL
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (7.25%) Visual Studio
2 15 (5.43%) JIRA
2 15 (5.43%) TestRail
2 15 (5.43%) Zephyr
3 1 (0.36%) MSI
General
1 46 (16.67%) Finance
2 22 (7.97%) Public Sector
3 17 (6.16%) Banking
4 16 (5.80%) Back Office
5 14 (5.07%) Marketing
6 12 (4.35%) Online Betting
6 12 (4.35%) Retail
7 11 (3.99%) Manufacturing
7 11 (3.99%) Telecoms
8 10 (3.62%) Electronics
9 4 (1.45%) Local Government
10 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (16.67%) Analyst
2 44 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 43 (15.58%) Consultant
4 39 (14.13%) Citrix Engineer
5 35 (12.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 33 (11.96%) 3rd Line Support
7 29 (10.51%) Support Engineer
8 28 (10.14%) Support Analyst
9 27 (9.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 22 (7.97%) Data Centre Consultant
10 22 (7.97%) Data Consultant
11 20 (7.25%) Infrastructure Support
12 19 (6.88%) Senior Citrix Engineer
12 19 (6.88%) Systems Engineer
13 17 (6.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 16 (5.80%) Cisco Consultant
14 16 (5.80%) Cisco Network Consultant
14 16 (5.80%) Enterprise Consultant
15 15 (5.43%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
16 14 (5.07%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.90%) XML
2 5 (1.81%) LDAP
3 2 (0.72%) Web Services
4 1 (0.36%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.36%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 57 (20.65%) Data Centre
2 22 (7.97%) Public Cloud
3 15 (5.43%) Virtual Team
4 9 (3.26%) Driving Licence
4 9 (3.26%) EMC VMAX
4 9 (3.26%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (2.90%) Clustering
5 8 (2.90%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.54%) PKI
7 6 (2.17%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.81%) Replication
9 4 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (1.45%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.45%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.45%) User Experience
10 3 (1.09%) CMDB
10 3 (1.09%) e-Learning
10 3 (1.09%) iPhone
10 3 (1.09%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 233 (84.42%) Windows
2 114 (41.30%) Windows Server
3 64 (23.19%) Windows 10
4 57 (20.65%) Linux
5 48 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (15.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (15.22%) Unix
8 34 (12.32%) Windows 7
9 20 (7.25%) Mac OS
10 14 (5.07%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.72%) Android
13 1 (0.36%) VMS
13 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (37.32%) ITIL
2 60 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 33 (11.96%) Project Delivery
4 31 (11.23%) Presales
5 30 (10.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 28 (10.14%) Change Management
7 25 (9.06%) Business Continuity
7 25 (9.06%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 24 (8.70%) Mentoring
8 24 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
9 22 (7.97%) CRM
10 19 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
10 19 (6.88%) Migration
11 18 (6.52%) Project Management
12 15 (5.43%) Patch Management
12 15 (5.43%) Server Building
13 14 (5.07%) Application Virtualisation
13 14 (5.07%) Incident Management
13 14 (5.07%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 60 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 40 (14.49%) SQL
3 18 (6.52%) Python
4 17 (6.16%) JavaScript
5 15 (5.43%) PHP
6 3 (1.09%) C
7 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 47 (17.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (15.94%) MCSE
3 38 (13.77%) CCNA
3 38 (13.77%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (10.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 24 (8.70%) CCNP
6 23 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
6 23 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 19 (6.88%) CCA
8 17 (6.16%) DV Cleared
8 17 (6.16%) MCSA
9 12 (4.35%) MCP
10 9 (3.26%) Degree
10 9 (3.26%) SC Cleared
11 8 (2.90%) CCDA
12 7 (2.54%) MCITP
12 7 (2.54%) RHCE
13 3 (1.09%) CESG Certified Professional
14 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.61%) SLA
2 15 (5.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (1.09%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 215 (77.90%) XenApp
2 194 (70.29%) Active Directory
3 177 (64.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 107 (38.77%) Hyper-V
5 47 (17.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 43 (15.58%) vSphere
7 25 (9.06%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (7.25%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 19 (6.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 19 (6.88%) Virtual Servers
10 16 (5.80%) Virtual Desktop
11 12 (4.35%) Terminal Services
12 11 (3.99%) NFS
13 10 (3.62%) VMware NSX
14 8 (2.90%) BitLocker
14 8 (2.90%) VirtualBox
15 5 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
16 1 (0.36%) Firmware
16 1 (0.36%) KVM
16 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (18.12%) SCCM
2 29 (10.51%) SCOM
3 27 (9.78%) vRealize
4 24 (8.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 24 (8.70%) SCOrch
5 20 (7.25%) Backup Exec
5 20 (7.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (2.54%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (2.17%) WSUS
8 5 (1.81%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.81%) XenMobile
9 4 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.45%) SCDPM
9 4 (1.45%) SCSM
9 4 (1.45%) SCVMM
10 3 (1.09%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.09%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 2 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.72%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 274 (99.28%) Citrix
2 214 (77.54%) VMware
3 196 (71.01%) Microsoft
4 85 (30.80%) Cisco
5 54 (19.57%) HP
6 41 (14.86%) NetApp
7 33 (11.96%) Dell
8 31 (11.23%) Symantec
8 31 (11.23%) Veeam
9 23 (8.33%) Ivanti
10 22 (7.97%) EMC
11 19 (6.88%) Nimble Storage
12 16 (5.80%) Mitel
13 15 (5.43%) IBM
13 15 (5.43%) Splunk
14 10 (3.62%) SAP
15 9 (3.26%) Huawei
16 8 (2.90%) CheckPoint
16 8 (2.90%) Forcepoint
16 8 (2.90%) Juniper