Period
to 17 August 2018

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 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Xen Project
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 993 924 921
Rank change year-on-year -69 -3 -42
Permanent jobs citing Xen 173 285 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 0.69% 1.27% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 132 266 310
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
10th Percentile £27,750 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £79,500 £71,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £57,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -8.70% +35.29% -

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

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 24,919 22,444 24,701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.63% 12.73% 12.48%
Number of salaries quoted 20,158 18,938 20,945
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,370 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.76% +2.32% -

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 2018.

Salary histogram for Xen in the UK

Xen
Top 16 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 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
England -101 158 £57,500 - 27
UK excluding London -23 123 £52,500 -8.70% 16
North of England -27 60 £60,000 +4.35% 3
London -22 49 £65,000 +13.04% 11
North West -9 42 £60,000 - 1
Yorkshire -3 17 £65,000 +13.04% 2
South East 0 16 £50,000 -6.98% 5
Midlands +19 14 £45,000 +28.57% 1
East of England +18 12 £52,500 -4.55% 5
West Midlands +42 11 £45,000 -
Scotland +1 11 £30,000 -11.11%
South West -2 6 £38,750 -32.61% 2
East Midlands 0 3 £43,750 +25.00% 1
Wales - 3 £44,000 -
North East - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT jobs citing Xen 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 with a requirement for Xen.

1 139 (80.35%) Linux
2 125 (72.25%) VMware
3 109 (63.01%) Ansible
4 106 (61.27%) DevOps
4 106 (61.27%) Amazon AWS
5 105 (60.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 102 (58.96%) Puppet
7 95 (54.91%) Windows
8 89 (51.45%) Opscode Chef
9 87 (50.29%) Python
10 82 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
11 76 (43.93%) Continuous Integration
12 70 (40.46%) Bash Shell
13 62 (35.84%) Microsoft Azure
13 62 (35.84%) Microsoft
14 60 (34.68%) Configuration Management
15 54 (31.21%) Docker
15 54 (31.21%) VirtualBox
16 53 (30.64%) KVM
17 51 (29.48%) SQL
18 50 (28.90%) Jenkins
19 48 (27.75%) OpenStack
20 46 (26.59%) PowerShell
21 45 (26.01%) Hyper-V
22 44 (25.43%) Oracle
23 43 (24.86%) Git (software)
24 41 (23.70%) Kubernetes
25 37 (21.39%) Active Directory
25 37 (21.39%) Ruby
26 34 (19.65%) Continuous Delivery

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 48 (27.75%) OpenStack
2 28 (16.18%) CloudStack
3 19 (10.98%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (6.94%) Confluence
5 11 (6.36%) MS Exchange
6 10 (5.78%) Apache
7 8 (4.62%) nginx
8 7 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (3.47%) WebSphere
10 5 (2.89%) JBoss
10 5 (2.89%) Tomcat
10 5 (2.89%) WebLogic
11 4 (2.31%) Apache Spark
11 4 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (1.73%) uWSGI
13 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (1.16%) IIS
13 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
13 2 (1.16%) Site Server
Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 106 (61.27%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (35.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (10.98%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (9.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (8.67%) IaaS
5 15 (8.67%) NuGet
6 12 (6.94%) CloudFront
7 10 (5.78%) Office 365
8 9 (5.20%) DigitalOcean
9 8 (4.62%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (4.05%) GitHub
10 7 (4.05%) Linode
11 6 (3.47%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (3.47%) SaaS
12 3 (1.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (1.73%) PaaS
12 3 (1.73%) Sumo Logic
13 2 (1.16%) Loggly
13 2 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.61%) DNS
2 22 (12.72%) TCP/IP
3 21 (12.14%) Firewall
4 18 (10.40%) SAN
5 14 (8.09%) Internet
6 12 (6.94%) LAN
6 12 (6.94%) WAN
7 11 (6.36%) VoIP
8 10 (5.78%) VLAN
8 10 (5.78%) VPN
9 9 (5.20%) Network Security
10 8 (4.62%) Wireshark
11 7 (4.05%) AMQP
11 7 (4.05%) Ethernet
12 6 (3.47%) Kerberos
12 6 (3.47%) NAS
13 5 (2.89%) Broadband
13 5 (2.89%) DHCP
13 5 (2.89%) H.323
13 5 (2.89%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.98%) MySQL
2 19 (10.98%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (8.67%) MongoDB
4 14 (8.09%) Amazon RDS
5 8 (4.62%) Oracle Database
6 7 (4.05%) Big Data
7 6 (3.47%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.31%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.31%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.73%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.73%) Redis
10 2 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.16%) HBase
11 1 (0.58%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.58%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 50 (28.90%) Jenkins
2 43 (24.86%) Git (software)
3 15 (8.67%) Subversion
4 13 (7.51%) JIRA
4 13 (7.51%) Vagrant
5 12 (6.94%) GoCD
6 10 (5.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (4.62%) TeamCity
8 5 (2.89%) Phabricator
8 5 (2.89%) Visual Studio
8 5 (2.89%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (1.73%) Selenium
10 2 (1.16%) JMeter
10 2 (1.16%) NeoLoad
10 2 (1.16%) The Grinder
10 2 (1.16%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.58%) Chocolatey
11 1 (0.58%) Gradle
11 1 (0.58%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.58%) WiX
General
1 20 (11.56%) Finance
2 11 (6.36%) Back Office
3 9 (5.20%) Retail
3 9 (5.20%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.73%) Banking
4 3 (1.73%) Marketing
5 2 (1.16%) Electronics
5 2 (1.16%) Legal
5 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.58%) Games
6 1 (0.58%) Law
Job Titles
1 59 (34.10%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (16.76%) Platform Engineer
3 28 (16.18%) Lead DevOps
4 24 (13.87%) Linux Engineer
5 22 (12.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (12.72%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 18 (10.40%) Administrator
7 16 (9.25%) Systems Engineer
8 15 (8.67%) Linux Support
9 14 (8.09%) Senior DevOps
9 14 (8.09%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (8.09%) Windows Engineer
10 12 (6.94%) IT Engineer
11 10 (5.78%) DevOps Administrator
11 10 (5.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 9 (5.20%) Linux Administrator
12 9 (5.20%) Server Analyst
12 9 (5.20%) Server Engineer
12 9 (5.20%) Server Support Analyst
12 9 (5.20%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.25%) Elastic Stack
2 15 (8.67%) Web Services
3 13 (7.51%) .NET
3 13 (7.51%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (5.20%) LAMP
5 7 (4.05%) boto
6 5 (2.89%) 802.1X
6 5 (2.89%) FreeSWITCH
6 5 (2.89%) LEMP Stack
7 4 (2.31%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (1.73%) Django
8 3 (1.73%) JSON
8 3 (1.73%) LDAP
9 2 (1.16%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.16%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.16%) Node.js
9 2 (1.16%) Sensu
9 2 (1.16%) Spark Streaming
10 1 (0.58%) PHP-FPM
10 1 (0.58%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.72%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.67%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.78%) Replication
4 9 (5.20%) Public Cloud
5 8 (4.62%) Enterprise Storage
5 8 (4.62%) Fintech
6 7 (4.05%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (3.47%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.89%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (2.89%) Robotics
9 4 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.31%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.16%) Cybercrime
10 2 (1.16%) Digital Media
10 2 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.16%) User Experience
10 2 (1.16%) Video\Live Streaming
11 1 (0.58%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.58%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 139 (80.35%) Linux
2 95 (54.91%) Windows
3 33 (19.08%) Unix
4 26 (15.03%) Windows Server
5 22 (12.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (12.14%) Ubuntu
7 15 (8.67%) Debian
8 12 (6.94%) CentOS
9 7 (4.05%) Fedora
10 6 (3.47%) Windows 10
10 6 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (2.89%) Solaris
11 5 (2.89%) Windows 7
12 4 (2.31%) AIX
12 4 (2.31%) HPUX
12 4 (2.31%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.73%) SUSE
13 3 (1.73%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (1.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (61.27%) DevOps
2 82 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (43.93%) Continuous Integration
4 60 (34.68%) Configuration Management
5 34 (19.65%) Continuous Delivery
6 30 (17.34%) Deployment Automation
7 27 (15.61%) ITIL
8 25 (14.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 24 (13.87%) DSDM
9 24 (13.87%) RUP
9 24 (13.87%) Scrum
10 22 (12.72%) High Availability
11 21 (12.14%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (9.83%) Open Source
14 16 (9.25%) Robotic Process Automation
14 16 (9.25%) Virtual Environments
15 15 (8.67%) Test Automation
16 14 (8.09%) Service Management
16 14 (8.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 87 (50.29%) Python
2 70 (40.46%) Bash Shell
3 51 (29.48%) SQL
4 46 (26.59%) PowerShell
5 37 (21.39%) Ruby
6 27 (15.61%) Java
7 23 (13.29%) Shell Script
8 12 (6.94%) Jython
9 9 (5.20%) Perl
10 8 (4.62%) PHP
11 7 (4.05%) C
12 5 (2.89%) JavaScript
13 4 (2.31%) Scala
14 3 (1.73%) C#
14 3 (1.73%) C++
14 3 (1.73%) Go
15 2 (1.16%) C-shell
15 2 (1.16%) Korn
Qualifications
1 29 (16.76%) Degree
2 16 (9.25%) Security Cleared
3 14 (8.09%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (5.20%) MCSE
6 8 (4.62%) Master's Degree
7 7 (4.05%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.47%) CCNA
8 6 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.89%) CISSP
9 5 (2.89%) CompTIA Security+
9 5 (2.89%) GIAC
9 5 (2.89%) Linux+ Certification
9 5 (2.89%) Network+ Certification
9 5 (2.89%) SANS
9 5 (2.89%) SSCP
10 4 (2.31%) EMCSA
11 2 (1.16%) CCAA
11 2 (1.16%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (16.76%) QA
2 4 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.73%) COSHH
3 3 (1.73%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.16%) COBIT
4 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.16%) SLA
5 1 (0.58%) GCP
System Software
1 105 (60.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (31.21%) Docker
2 54 (31.21%) VirtualBox
3 53 (30.64%) KVM
4 45 (26.01%) Hyper-V
5 37 (21.39%) Active Directory
6 34 (19.65%) XenServer
7 30 (17.34%) vSphere
8 19 (10.98%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (5.20%) QEMU
10 6 (3.47%) Samba
11 5 (2.89%) Dovecot
11 5 (2.89%) iptables
11 5 (2.89%) NFS
11 5 (2.89%) Postfix
11 5 (2.89%) Varnish
12 4 (2.31%) pfSense
13 3 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (1.73%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (1.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 109 (63.01%) Ansible
2 102 (58.96%) Puppet
3 89 (51.45%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (23.70%) Kubernetes
5 29 (16.76%) Nagios
6 25 (14.45%) Terraform
7 18 (10.40%) Cobbler
8 16 (9.25%) Graphite
9 15 (8.67%) logstash
10 14 (8.09%) Kibana
10 14 (8.09%) Salt
10 14 (8.09%) Tivoli
11 13 (7.51%) SCCM
12 12 (6.94%) ZABBIX
13 9 (5.20%) Docker Swarm
14 7 (4.05%) OpenNMS
14 7 (4.05%) vCenter Server
15 5 (2.89%) Proxmox
16 4 (2.31%) Packer
17 3 (1.73%) Icinga
Vendors
1 125 (72.25%) VMware
2 62 (35.84%) Microsoft
3 44 (25.43%) Oracle
4 27 (15.61%) Google
5 25 (14.45%) Red Hat
6 20 (11.56%) Citrix
7 17 (9.83%) IBM
8 14 (8.09%) EnterpriseDB
9 11 (6.36%) Cisco
10 9 (5.20%) Cloudera
10 9 (5.20%) Hortonworks
11 8 (4.62%) Dell
11 8 (4.62%) EMC
12 7 (4.05%) HP
12 7 (4.05%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.89%) BT
13 5 (2.89%) NetApp
14 4 (2.31%) Atlassian
14 4 (2.31%) Ivanti
14 4 (2.31%) Splunk