Period
to 4 April 2020

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 4 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 539 573 610
Rank change year-on-year +34 +37 +74
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 230 312 348
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.35% 0.37% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 2.10% 2.36% 2.56%
Number of salaries quoted 174 228 257
Median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £24,500 £29,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £53,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% - +8.43%

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 10,951 13,223 13,607
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 16.79% 15.88% 13.21%
Number of salaries quoted 8,762 10,576 10,878
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
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 proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing XenDesktop in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

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 4 April 2020. 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 +61 88 £36,500 -23.16% 7
West Midlands +67 76 £36,500 -14.12% 4
South East +49 59 £53,000 +24.71% 8
North of England +42 46 £43,750 +8.02% 19
North West +35 31 £52,500 +38.16% 6
South West +17 21 £36,500 -23.16% 2
Yorkshire +26 14 £42,500 -8.11% 9
East Midlands +37 12 £35,500 -45.38% 3
East of England +23 10 £44,750 -0.56%
Scotland +32 3 - - 1
Wales +2 3 £65,000 +69.93% 1
North East +10 1 £40,000 +29.03% 4
XenDesktop
UK

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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.

1 225 (97.83%) Citrix
2 205 (89.13%) XenApp
3 183 (79.57%) Windows
4 177 (76.96%) Microsoft
5 160 (69.57%) VMware
6 149 (64.78%) Active Directory
7 134 (58.26%) Windows Server
8 132 (57.39%) Office 365
9 130 (56.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 110 (47.83%) Hyper-V
11 109 (47.39%) Azure
12 89 (38.70%) NetScaler
13 77 (33.48%) MS Exchange
14 72 (31.30%) DNS
15 71 (30.87%) DHCP
16 66 (28.70%) Firewall
17 62 (26.96%) Exchange Server 2013
18 59 (25.65%) Veeam
19 58 (25.22%) PowerShell
20 55 (23.91%) Change Management
20 55 (23.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 53 (23.04%) Cisco
22 50 (21.74%) ITIL
23 48 (20.87%) Backup Exec
23 48 (20.87%) Windows 10
24 47 (20.43%) Windows Server 2012
24 47 (20.43%) vSphere
25 45 (19.57%) HP
25 45 (19.57%) VPN
26 44 (19.13%) Windows Server 2008

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 77 (33.48%) MS Exchange
2 62 (26.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 37 (16.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (12.17%) SharePoint
5 12 (5.22%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.43%) Confluence
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.43%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (13.91%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.30%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 132 (57.39%) Office 365
2 109 (47.39%) Azure
3 28 (12.17%) AWS
4 12 (5.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (4.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 9 (3.91%) OneDrive
7 7 (3.04%) IaaS
8 6 (2.61%) Azure Stack
9 4 (1.74%) PaaS
10 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 89 (38.70%) NetScaler
2 72 (31.30%) DNS
3 71 (30.87%) DHCP
4 66 (28.70%) Firewall
5 45 (19.57%) VPN
6 41 (17.83%) WAN
7 36 (15.65%) TCP/IP
8 31 (13.48%) LAN
9 26 (11.30%) iSCSI
10 22 (9.57%) SAN
11 20 (8.70%) Skype
12 18 (7.83%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (5.22%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (4.78%) VSAN
15 10 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
15 10 (4.35%) Cisco ISE
15 10 (4.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 10 (4.35%) Junos
15 10 (4.35%) NX-OS
15 10 (4.35%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.96%) SQL Server 2014
3 12 (5.22%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (2.61%) MSI
1 6 (2.61%) Visual Studio
2 4 (1.74%) JIRA
2 4 (1.74%) TestRail
2 4 (1.74%) Zephyr
General
1 26 (11.30%) Finance
2 18 (7.83%) Public Sector
3 10 (4.35%) Back Office
4 6 (2.61%) Banking
4 6 (2.61%) Law
4 6 (2.61%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.61%) Online Betting
5 5 (2.17%) Marketing
6 4 (1.74%) Aerospace
6 4 (1.74%) Legal
6 4 (1.74%) Local Government
7 1 (0.43%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 52 (22.61%) Analyst
2 41 (17.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 36 (15.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 36 (15.65%) Support Analyst
4 29 (12.61%) Citrix Engineer
5 28 (12.17%) Infrastructure Support
6 25 (10.87%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 23 (10.00%) Consultant
8 21 (9.13%) Technical Engineer
9 19 (8.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 17 (7.39%) 3rd Line Support
11 16 (6.96%) Support Engineer
12 15 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
13 13 (5.65%) Technical Consultant
14 12 (5.22%) IT Support
15 11 (4.78%) Architect
15 11 (4.78%) Citrix Consultant
15 11 (4.78%) Service Analyst
16 10 (4.35%) IT Analyst
16 10 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.17%) XML
2 4 (1.74%) SAML
3 3 (1.30%) COM
4 1 (0.43%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.87%) Driving Licence
2 23 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 20 (8.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 18 (7.83%) Management Information System
5 15 (6.52%) CMDB
6 8 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.61%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.61%) Clustering
7 6 (2.61%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (2.61%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.74%) Replication
8 4 (1.74%) User Experience
9 3 (1.30%) HP Storage
9 3 (1.30%) iPhone
9 3 (1.30%) Reinsurance
10 2 (0.87%) PKI
11 1 (0.43%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.43%) iPad
11 1 (0.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 183 (79.57%) Windows
2 134 (58.26%) Windows Server
3 48 (20.87%) Windows 10
4 47 (20.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (19.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (15.22%) Windows Server 2016
7 29 (12.61%) Windows 7
8 28 (12.17%) Linux
9 17 (7.39%) Unix
10 15 (6.52%) Windows 8
11 7 (3.04%) Mac OS
12 6 (2.61%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (1.30%) HPUX
13 3 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.30%) Solaris
13 3 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.87%) Android
14 2 (0.87%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.43%) CentOS
15 1 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (23.91%) Change Management
1 55 (23.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 50 (21.74%) ITIL
3 44 (19.13%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (10.87%) Migration
5 24 (10.43%) Problem Management
6 23 (10.00%) Project Management
7 22 (9.57%) Project Delivery
8 20 (8.70%) Line Management
8 20 (8.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 20 (8.70%) Server Management
9 19 (8.26%) Process Improvement
10 18 (7.83%) Commercial Awareness
10 18 (7.83%) Decision-Making
10 18 (7.83%) Strategic Planning
11 17 (7.39%) Application Packaging
12 13 (5.65%) Mentoring
12 13 (5.65%) Preventative Maintenance
13 12 (5.22%) DevOps
13 12 (5.22%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 58 (25.22%) PowerShell
2 34 (14.78%) SQL
3 18 (7.83%) Python
4 5 (2.17%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.74%) PHP
6 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (16.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (12.17%) MCSE
3 20 (8.70%) MCSA
4 9 (3.91%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.48%) MCITP
6 7 (3.04%) CCNA
6 7 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.61%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.17%) MCP
9 4 (1.74%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.30%) CCA
10 3 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.43%) CCNP
11 1 (0.43%) Degree
11 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 1 (0.43%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.87%) SLA
2 22 (9.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 18 (7.83%) BS25999
3 18 (7.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (6.52%) QA
System Software
1 205 (89.13%) XenApp
2 149 (64.78%) Active Directory
3 130 (56.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 110 (47.83%) Hyper-V
5 47 (20.43%) vSphere
6 42 (18.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (10.43%) BitLocker
7 24 (10.43%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (10.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 23 (10.00%) NFS
9 19 (8.26%) Virtual Desktop
10 11 (4.78%) VMware NSX
11 7 (3.04%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (2.61%) Terminal Services
13 5 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (1.74%) Firmware
14 4 (1.74%) vCloud
14 4 (1.74%) Xen
15 3 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 48 (20.87%) Backup Exec
2 35 (15.22%) SCCM
3 18 (7.83%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (5.65%) SCOrch
4 13 (5.65%) vRealize
5 12 (5.22%) SCOM
5 12 (5.22%) XenMobile
6 11 (4.78%) Puppet
6 11 (4.78%) Terraform
7 10 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 10 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (2.61%) vCenter Server
9 4 (1.74%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.74%) SCDPM
9 4 (1.74%) SCSM
9 4 (1.74%) SCVMM
10 3 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.87%) Kubernetes
12 1 (0.43%) Ansible
12 1 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 225 (97.83%) Citrix
2 177 (76.96%) Microsoft
3 160 (69.57%) VMware
4 59 (25.65%) Veeam
5 53 (23.04%) Cisco
6 45 (19.57%) HP
7 38 (16.52%) Dell
8 36 (15.65%) Symantec
9 31 (13.48%) Sophos
10 30 (13.04%) NetApp
11 26 (11.30%) Ivanti
11 26 (11.30%) Juniper
12 17 (7.39%) EqualLogic
13 16 (6.96%) Palo Alto
14 15 (6.52%) EMC
15 13 (5.65%) McAfee
16 10 (4.35%) CheckPoint
16 10 (4.35%) CommVault
16 10 (4.35%) Google
16 10 (4.35%) IBM