Period
to 17 August 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Xen skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Xen over the 6 months to 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Xen Project
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 888 896 863
Rank change year-on-year +8 -33 +16
Permanent jobs citing Xen 285 355 449
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.27% 1.44% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 266 310 324
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £32,650
90th Percentile £71,250 £75,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +35.29% - -5.56%

Xen is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 22409 24695 25427
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.73% 12.47% 11.70%
Number of salaries quoted 18907 20939 21020
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +7.14%

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Xen as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Xen in the UK

Xen
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Xen.

Salary trend for Xen in the UK

Xen
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Xen over the 6 months to 17 August 2017.

Salary histogram for Xen in the UK

Xen
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Xen within the UK over the 6 months to 17 August 2017. 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
England +22 274 £57,500 +9.52% 20
UK excluding London +81 168 £57,500 +35.29% 8
North of England +24 110 £57,500 +35.29% 4
London -53 108 £57,500 -4.17% 12
Yorkshire +35 60 £57,500 +35.29% 2
North West -6 50 £60,000 +41.18% 2
South East +73 28 £53,750 +43.33%
Midlands +30 11 £35,000 -9.09%
East Midlands +36 10 £35,000 -16.17%
South West -5 9 £57,500 -14.81% 2
East of England -2 8 £55,000 +27.91% 2
Scotland - 2 £33,750 -
West Midlands +22 1 £45,000 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 17 August 2017, IT jobs citing Xen also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Xen.

1 268 (94.04%) Linux
2 199 (69.82%) Puppet
3 189 (66.32%) Agile Software Development
4 187 (65.61%) DevOps
5 166 (58.25%) Opscode Chef
6 159 (55.79%) Python
7 151 (52.98%) VMware
8 144 (50.53%) OpenStack
8 144 (50.53%) Continuous Integration
9 143 (50.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 141 (49.47%) Ruby
11 133 (46.67%) Bash Shell
12 116 (40.70%) Ansible
12 116 (40.70%) Configuration Management
13 114 (40.00%) Oracle
14 111 (38.95%) SQL
14 111 (38.95%) Unix
15 105 (36.84%) Shell Script
16 101 (35.44%) vSphere
17 100 (35.09%) XenServer
18 99 (34.74%) Scrum
19 95 (33.33%) DSDM
19 95 (33.33%) CloudStack
20 94 (32.98%) EnterpriseDB
21 92 (32.28%) Windows
22 90 (31.58%) Cobbler
23 89 (31.23%) KVM
24 85 (29.82%) RUP
24 85 (29.82%) Tivoli
25 84 (29.47%) Git (software)

Xen
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 144 (50.53%) OpenStack
2 95 (33.33%) CloudStack
3 34 (11.93%) Apache
4 26 (9.12%) nginx
5 24 (8.42%) JBoss
5 24 (8.42%) WebSphere
6 23 (8.07%) WebLogic
7 19 (6.67%) Tomcat
8 10 (3.51%) IIS
9 9 (3.16%) MS Exchange
10 8 (2.81%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (2.11%) Jetty
12 4 (1.40%) Confluence
13 2 (0.70%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.70%) Joomla!
13 2 (0.70%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.70%) WordPress
14 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.35%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Magento
1 2 (0.70%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 71 (24.91%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.86%) IaaS
2 11 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (2.46%) SaaS
5 6 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.40%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (1.40%) Route 53
8 3 (1.05%) DigitalOcean
8 3 (1.05%) Loggly
8 3 (1.05%) Office 365
8 3 (1.05%) Sumo Logic
9 2 (0.70%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.70%) GitHub
9 2 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.70%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.70%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.35%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 83 (29.12%) Firewall
2 66 (23.16%) TCP/IP
3 32 (11.23%) DNS
4 14 (4.91%) HTTP
5 9 (3.16%) Internet
5 9 (3.16%) LAN
5 9 (3.16%) MPLS
5 9 (3.16%) SAN
5 9 (3.16%) VoIP
5 9 (3.16%) VPN
5 9 (3.16%) WAN
6 8 (2.81%) Network Security
7 7 (2.46%) NetScaler
8 6 (2.11%) BGP
8 6 (2.11%) SSL
9 5 (1.75%) DHCP
9 5 (1.75%) NAS
9 5 (1.75%) Wireless
10 4 (1.40%) SNMP
10 4 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (22.11%) MySQL
2 32 (11.23%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (4.91%) SQL Server
4 8 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (2.46%) Redis
6 6 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (2.11%) MongoDB
6 6 (2.11%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.11%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.75%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.40%) Big Data
8 4 (1.40%) CouchDB
8 4 (1.40%) Riak
9 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.35%) HBase
10 1 (0.35%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 84 (29.47%) Git (software)
2 54 (18.95%) Jenkins
3 34 (11.93%) TeamCity
4 31 (10.88%) Subversion
5 30 (10.53%) NuGet
6 8 (2.81%) JMeter
7 7 (2.46%) Travis CI
8 6 (2.11%) Vagrant
9 4 (1.40%) Geb
9 4 (1.40%) GitLab
9 4 (1.40%) IntelliJ
9 4 (1.40%) JIRA
9 4 (1.40%) PHPUnit
9 4 (1.40%) Robot Framework
9 4 (1.40%) Selenium
9 4 (1.40%) TestRail
9 4 (1.40%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.70%) JUnit
10 2 (0.70%) RSpec
11 1 (0.35%) GCC
General
1 9 (3.16%) Finance
2 7 (2.46%) Retail
3 6 (2.11%) Marketing
4 5 (1.75%) Banking
4 5 (1.75%) Games
5 4 (1.40%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.05%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 150 (52.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 70 (24.56%) Platform Engineer
3 49 (17.19%) Linux Engineer
4 42 (14.74%) Operations Engineer
5 36 (12.63%) IT Engineer
6 25 (8.77%) Network Engineer
7 24 (8.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 23 (8.07%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 22 (7.72%) Administrator
9 22 (7.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 22 (7.72%) Systems Administrator
10 20 (7.02%) Wintel Engineer
11 18 (6.32%) Network Operations Engineer
12 16 (5.61%) Senior Operations Engineer
13 15 (5.26%) Build and Release Engineer
13 15 (5.26%) Build Engineer
13 15 (5.26%) Junior IT Engineer
13 15 (5.26%) Junior Operations Engineer
13 15 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 15 (5.26%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (13.68%) LAMP
2 27 (9.47%) .NET
3 18 (6.32%) RabbitMQ
4 14 (4.91%) LEMP Stack
5 13 (4.56%) LAPP Stack
6 11 (3.86%) ActiveMQ
6 11 (3.86%) Sensu
7 6 (2.11%) HornetQ
7 6 (2.11%) JMX
7 6 (2.11%) XML
8 5 (1.75%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.75%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (1.75%) Web Services
9 4 (1.40%) CSS
9 4 (1.40%) HTML
9 4 (1.40%) JSON
10 3 (1.05%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.05%) FreeSWITCH
10 3 (1.05%) Node.js
11 2 (0.70%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.07%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.91%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.46%) Clustering
4 6 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.40%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.40%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.40%) Replication
7 3 (1.05%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.70%) iPad
8 2 (0.70%) Social Media
9 1 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.35%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.35%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.35%) Streaming Media
9 1 (0.35%) User Experience
9 1 (0.35%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 268 (94.04%) Linux
2 111 (38.95%) Unix
3 92 (32.28%) Windows
4 46 (16.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 31 (10.88%) Debian
6 28 (9.82%) CentOS
6 28 (9.82%) Ubuntu
7 26 (9.12%) Windows Server
8 11 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (2.11%) CoreOS
11 5 (1.75%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.75%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.40%) Android
12 4 (1.40%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.05%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.35%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.35%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (66.32%) Agile Software Development
2 187 (65.61%) DevOps
3 144 (50.53%) Continuous Integration
4 116 (40.70%) Configuration Management
5 99 (34.74%) Scrum
6 95 (33.33%) DSDM
7 85 (29.82%) RUP
8 42 (14.74%) Continuous Delivery
9 41 (14.39%) Network Design
10 32 (11.23%) Ticket Management
11 30 (10.53%) Open Source
11 30 (10.53%) TDD
12 29 (10.18%) Disaster Recovery
12 29 (10.18%) ITIL
13 25 (8.77%) Auto-Scaling
13 25 (8.77%) Performance Tuning
14 22 (7.72%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (7.37%) OWASP
16 19 (6.67%) E-Commerce
17 17 (5.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 159 (55.79%) Python
2 141 (49.47%) Ruby
3 133 (46.67%) Bash Shell
4 111 (38.95%) SQL
5 105 (36.84%) Shell Script
6 39 (13.68%) Perl
7 38 (13.33%) PowerShell
8 33 (11.58%) Java
9 19 (6.67%) PHP
10 9 (3.16%) C
10 9 (3.16%) Groovy
11 5 (1.75%) C++
12 4 (1.40%) JavaScript
13 3 (1.05%) C#
13 3 (1.05%) Go
13 3 (1.05%) Scala
13 3 (1.05%) VB
13 3 (1.05%) VBScript
14 2 (0.70%) C-shell
15 1 (0.35%) ML
Qualifications
1 18 (6.32%) Degree
2 14 (4.91%) AWS Certification
3 9 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.40%) MCITP
4 4 (1.40%) MCSE
4 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.05%) CCNA
5 3 (1.05%) CCNP
6 2 (0.70%) LPIC
7 1 (0.35%) CISM
7 1 (0.35%) CISSP
7 1 (0.35%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.35%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (18.95%) QA
2 35 (12.28%) SLA
3 7 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.46%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.70%) DICOM
4 2 (0.70%) HL7
5 1 (0.35%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 143 (50.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (35.44%) vSphere
3 100 (35.09%) XenServer
4 89 (31.23%) KVM
5 54 (18.95%) Hyper-V
6 45 (15.79%) Virtual Machines
7 40 (14.04%) Docker
8 35 (12.28%) VirtualBox
9 17 (5.96%) Active Directory
10 11 (3.86%) XenApp
11 10 (3.51%) iptables
11 10 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (3.51%) XenDesktop
12 7 (2.46%) NFS
12 7 (2.46%) vCloud
13 6 (2.11%) Snort
14 5 (1.75%) Varnish
15 4 (1.40%) Corosync
15 4 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
16 3 (1.05%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 199 (69.82%) Puppet
2 166 (58.25%) Opscode Chef
3 116 (40.70%) Ansible
4 90 (31.58%) Cobbler
5 85 (29.82%) Tivoli
6 40 (14.04%) Terraform
7 35 (12.28%) Nagios
8 17 (5.96%) ZABBIX
9 16 (5.61%) HAProxy
10 15 (5.26%) Graphite
10 15 (5.26%) Kubernetes
10 15 (5.26%) Packer
11 14 (4.91%) logstash
12 12 (4.21%) Salt
13 10 (3.51%) CFEngine
14 9 (3.16%) Cacti
15 7 (2.46%) ThinApp
16 5 (1.75%) Kibana
17 4 (1.40%) Ganeti
17 4 (1.40%) Mesos
Vendors
1 151 (52.98%) VMware
2 114 (40.00%) Oracle
3 94 (32.98%) EnterpriseDB
4 71 (24.91%) Microsoft
5 59 (20.70%) Cisco
6 56 (19.65%) Juniper
7 55 (19.30%) Red Hat
8 32 (11.23%) Citrix
9 11 (3.86%) HP
10 9 (3.16%) EMC
10 9 (3.16%) F5
10 9 (3.16%) IBM
11 8 (2.81%) CheckPoint
11 8 (2.81%) NetApp
11 8 (2.81%) New Relic
12 7 (2.46%) AppSense
12 7 (2.46%) Google
12 7 (2.46%) McAfee
12 7 (2.46%) Nokia
12 7 (2.46%) Symantec