Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Xen Project
UK
6 months to
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 990 861 862
Rank change year-on-year -129 +1 +47
Permanent jobs citing Xen 193 326 433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 0.78% 1.51% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 167 302 394
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £35,000 £30,250
90th Percentile £71,250 £77,375 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% +35.29% +3.03%

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 24,846 21,611 25,062
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.32% 12.50% 12.47%
Number of salaries quoted 20,124 18,177 21,225
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +10.67% - +2.74%

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 22 June 2018.

Salary histogram for Xen in the UK

Xen
Top 14 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 22 June 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 -120 178 £60,000 +4.35% 42
UK excluding London -69 150 £60,000 +4.35% 30
North of England -31 91 £60,000 +4.35% 8
North West +32 75 £60,000 - 4
London -62 42 £65,000 +8.33% 13
East of England +12 20 £60,000 - 5
Yorkshire -38 16 £65,000 +13.04% 4
Midlands +3 13 £45,000 - 3
West Midlands +26 12 £45,000 -
Scotland -17 12 £30,000 -42.86%
South East -9 10 £50,000 -9.09% 7
Wales - 3 £44,000 - 1
East Midlands -1 1 £50,000 +42.86% 3
South West -12 1 £40,000 -28.89% 6

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 157 (81.35%) Linux
2 141 (73.06%) VMware
3 140 (72.54%) DevOps
4 135 (69.95%) Puppet
5 132 (68.39%) Ansible
6 131 (67.88%) Opscode Chef
6 131 (67.88%) Windows
7 130 (67.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 104 (53.89%) Microsoft
9 102 (52.85%) Continuous Integration
9 102 (52.85%) Amazon AWS
10 78 (40.41%) VirtualBox
11 75 (38.86%) Python
12 74 (38.34%) Hyper-V
12 74 (38.34%) Git (software)
13 69 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
14 65 (33.68%) Continuous Delivery
15 59 (30.57%) PowerShell
16 56 (29.02%) Microsoft Azure
17 49 (25.39%) Configuration Management
18 48 (24.87%) NuGet
19 47 (24.35%) TDD
20 46 (23.83%) Bash Shell
21 45 (23.32%) Oracle
22 43 (22.28%) OpenStack
22 43 (22.28%) Docker
23 42 (21.76%) SQL
24 41 (21.24%) KVM
25 39 (20.21%) Jenkins
26 38 (19.69%) Windows Server

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 43 (22.28%) OpenStack
2 27 (13.99%) CloudStack
3 17 (8.81%) Elasticsearch
4 13 (6.74%) Apache
5 10 (5.18%) MS Exchange
6 8 (4.15%) Apache Spark
7 7 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (3.11%) WebSphere
9 5 (2.59%) JBoss
9 5 (2.59%) WebLogic
10 4 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (2.07%) nginx
11 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.55%) Tomcat
12 2 (1.04%) IIS
13 1 (0.52%) Confluence
13 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.52%) Jetty
13 1 (0.52%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.52%) Site Server
Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 102 (52.85%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (29.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (24.87%) NuGet
4 23 (11.92%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (10.88%) SaaS
6 15 (7.77%) IaaS
7 14 (7.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 14 (7.25%) Office 365
8 13 (6.74%) CloudFront
9 9 (4.66%) DigitalOcean
10 7 (3.63%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (3.11%) Linode
12 5 (2.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (2.07%) Sumo Logic
14 3 (1.55%) Loggly
15 1 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 1 (0.52%) PaaS
15 1 (0.52%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (17.10%) TCP/IP
2 32 (16.58%) DNS
3 21 (10.88%) DHCP
4 16 (8.29%) SAN
5 13 (6.74%) Firewall
5 13 (6.74%) VoIP
6 10 (5.18%) WAN
7 9 (4.66%) LAN
7 9 (4.66%) Network Security
8 8 (4.15%) VLAN
8 8 (4.15%) Wireshark
9 7 (3.63%) Ethernet
10 6 (3.11%) AMQP
10 6 (3.11%) Internet
10 6 (3.11%) NAS
11 5 (2.59%) Asterisk PBX
11 5 (2.59%) H.323
11 5 (2.59%) Kerberos
11 5 (2.59%) PBX
12 4 (2.07%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.92%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.29%) MongoDB
2 16 (8.29%) MySQL
3 15 (7.77%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (7.25%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (4.66%) Oracle Database
6 8 (4.15%) Hadoop
7 7 (3.63%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.07%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.07%) Redis
9 3 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.55%) HBase
10 1 (0.52%) Big Data
10 1 (0.52%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 74 (38.34%) Git (software)
2 39 (20.21%) Jenkins
3 14 (7.25%) Vagrant
4 13 (6.74%) GoCD
5 11 (5.70%) Subversion
6 9 (4.66%) Octopus Deploy
6 9 (4.66%) TeamCity
7 5 (2.59%) Phabricator
7 5 (2.59%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.59%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (1.55%) JMeter
8 3 (1.55%) NeoLoad
8 3 (1.55%) Selenium
8 3 (1.55%) The Grinder
8 3 (1.55%) Travis CI
9 1 (0.52%) Chocolatey
9 1 (0.52%) Gradle
9 1 (0.52%) JIRA
9 1 (0.52%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.52%) WiX
General
1 14 (7.25%) Finance
2 10 (5.18%) Back Office
3 6 (3.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.04%) Retail
5 1 (0.52%) Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Games
5 1 (0.52%) Law
5 1 (0.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 76 (39.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 59 (30.57%) Lead DevOps
3 45 (23.32%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 42 (21.76%) Team Leader
5 39 (20.21%) Senior DevOps
6 30 (15.54%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 28 (14.51%) Systems Engineer
8 27 (13.99%) Windows Engineer
9 25 (12.95%) Platform Engineer
10 22 (11.40%) Administrator
10 22 (11.40%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 21 (10.88%) Linux Engineer
12 18 (9.33%) DevOps Administrator
13 17 (8.81%) Systems Administrator
14 16 (8.29%) Cloud Engineer
14 16 (8.29%) Senior Windows Engineer
14 16 (8.29%) Server Engineer
15 14 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 13 (6.74%) IT Engineer
16 13 (6.74%) Lead Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.33%) Web Services
2 17 (8.81%) Elastic Stack
3 13 (6.74%) .NET
4 10 (5.18%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (4.66%) LAMP
6 6 (3.11%) boto
7 5 (2.59%) 802.1X
7 5 (2.59%) FreeSWITCH
7 5 (2.59%) Spark Streaming
8 4 (2.07%) LAPP Stack
9 3 (1.55%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.55%) Node.js
10 2 (1.04%) LDAP
11 1 (0.52%) Jinja
11 1 (0.52%) JRuby
11 1 (0.52%) Middleware
11 1 (0.52%) PHP-FPM
11 1 (0.52%) Servlets
11 1 (0.52%) Spring
11 1 (0.52%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.44%) Management Information System
2 21 (10.88%) Data Centre
3 18 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (7.25%) Public Cloud
5 12 (6.22%) Computer Science
6 9 (4.66%) Replication
7 7 (3.63%) Fintech
8 6 (3.11%) Virtual Team
9 5 (2.59%) Algorithms
9 5 (2.59%) GPGPU
9 5 (2.59%) Robotics
9 5 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (2.07%) Blackberry
10 4 (2.07%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (1.04%) Digital Media
12 2 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 157 (81.35%) Linux
2 131 (67.88%) Windows
3 38 (19.69%) Windows Server
4 33 (17.10%) Unix
5 11 (5.70%) Debian
6 9 (4.66%) Solaris
7 7 (3.63%) Ubuntu
8 6 (3.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.59%) Mac OS
9 5 (2.59%) Mac OS X
9 5 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.07%) AIX
10 4 (2.07%) CentOS
10 4 (2.07%) HPUX
10 4 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.07%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.55%) CoreOS
11 3 (1.55%) SUSE
12 2 (1.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (72.54%) DevOps
2 102 (52.85%) Continuous Integration
3 69 (35.75%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (33.68%) Continuous Delivery
5 49 (25.39%) Configuration Management
6 47 (24.35%) TDD
7 29 (15.03%) Deployment Automation
8 23 (11.92%) DSDM
8 23 (11.92%) RUP
8 23 (11.92%) Scrum
9 22 (11.40%) High Availability
10 18 (9.33%) Business Development
10 18 (9.33%) Continuous Improvement
11 16 (8.29%) Analytical Thinking
11 16 (8.29%) Robotic Process Automation
12 15 (7.77%) ITIL
13 13 (6.74%) Software Engineering
13 13 (6.74%) Virtual Environments
14 9 (4.66%) Artificial Intelligence
14 9 (4.66%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 75 (38.86%) Python
2 59 (30.57%) PowerShell
3 46 (23.83%) Bash Shell
4 42 (21.76%) SQL
5 37 (19.17%) Ruby
6 29 (15.03%) Java
7 24 (12.44%) Shell Script
8 13 (6.74%) Jython
9 8 (4.15%) Perl
9 8 (4.15%) Scala
10 7 (3.63%) C
11 5 (2.59%) C++
11 5 (2.59%) JavaScript
11 5 (2.59%) PHP
12 4 (2.07%) C#
12 4 (2.07%) Go
13 2 (1.04%) Korn
Qualifications
1 25 (12.95%) Degree
2 23 (11.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (10.36%) MCSE
4 18 (9.33%) MCITP
4 18 (9.33%) MCSA
5 13 (6.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (5.18%) Security Cleared
7 9 (4.66%) Master's Degree
8 7 (3.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (3.11%) CCNA
9 6 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (2.07%) EMCSA
11 1 (0.52%) CCA
11 1 (0.52%) CCAA
11 1 (0.52%) CISSP
11 1 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.52%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.52%) GIAC
11 1 (0.52%) SANS
11 1 (0.52%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (19.17%) QA
2 19 (9.84%) PCI DSS
3 18 (9.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.55%) COSHH
4 3 (1.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.04%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.52%) GCP
6 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 130 (67.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (40.41%) VirtualBox
3 74 (38.34%) Hyper-V
4 43 (22.28%) Docker
5 41 (21.24%) KVM
6 32 (16.58%) Active Directory
6 32 (16.58%) XenServer
7 29 (15.03%) vSphere
8 15 (7.77%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (5.18%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.59%) Dovecot
10 5 (2.59%) iptables
10 5 (2.59%) LXC
10 5 (2.59%) Postfix
10 5 (2.59%) QEMU
11 3 (1.55%) HDFS
11 3 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.04%) Varnish
12 2 (1.04%) XenApp
13 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 135 (69.95%) Puppet
2 132 (68.39%) Ansible
3 131 (67.88%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (15.54%) Kubernetes
5 23 (11.92%) Nagios
5 23 (11.92%) Terraform
6 19 (9.84%) Graphite
6 19 (9.84%) Kibana
7 18 (9.33%) Cobbler
7 18 (9.33%) logstash
8 14 (7.25%) Salt
8 14 (7.25%) Tivoli
9 12 (6.22%) SCCM
10 6 (3.11%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (3.11%) Grafana
10 6 (3.11%) Graylog
11 5 (2.59%) Mesos
11 5 (2.59%) Proxmox
11 5 (2.59%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 4 (2.07%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 141 (73.06%) VMware
2 104 (53.89%) Microsoft
3 45 (23.32%) Oracle
4 23 (11.92%) Citrix
4 23 (11.92%) Google
5 17 (8.81%) IBM
6 14 (7.25%) EnterpriseDB
7 9 (4.66%) Cisco
7 9 (4.66%) Red Hat
7 9 (4.66%) Splunk
8 6 (3.11%) Cloudera
8 6 (3.11%) Hortonworks
9 5 (2.59%) HP
9 5 (2.59%) MapR
10 4 (2.07%) Atlassian
10 4 (2.07%) Dell
10 4 (2.07%) EMC
10 4 (2.07%) Ivanti
10 4 (2.07%) New Relic
10 4 (2.07%) Rackspace