Period
to 24 February 2020

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 24 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Xen Project
UK
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 939 1028 1008
Rank change year-on-year +89 -20 -197
Permanent jobs citing Xen 76 95 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.064% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.36% 0.41% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 65 71 169
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £29,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £88,500 £91,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -25.00% +8.11%

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 20,822 23,363 23,467
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.97% 15.66% 13.40%
Number of salaries quoted 17,004 19,105 19,372
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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 24 February 2020.

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 24 February 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
England +95 72 £55,000 +4.76% 19
UK excluding London +64 46 £55,000 +22.22% 16
London +72 27 £70,000 +27.27% 4
South West +37 18 £41,500 -12.63% 2
North of England +50 10 £42,500 +41.67% 8
South East +39 10 £57,500 -8.00% 2
Yorkshire +30 6 £27,250 -9.17% 5
East of England +58 5 £55,000 - 3
North West +40 3 £62,500 +66.67% 2
Midlands - 2 £62,500 -
West Midlands - 2 £62,500 -
Scotland +35 1 - -
North East - 1 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, 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 62 (81.58%) VMware
2 61 (80.26%) Linux
3 54 (71.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (63.16%) Microsoft
5 47 (61.84%) Python
6 44 (57.89%) Windows
7 43 (56.58%) Bash Shell
8 36 (47.37%) Ansible
9 34 (44.74%) Puppet
10 32 (42.11%) PowerShell
10 32 (42.11%) AWS
11 29 (38.16%) Ubuntu
12 28 (36.84%) Azure
12 28 (36.84%) Hyper-V
13 26 (34.21%) Test Automation
14 25 (32.89%) CentOS
14 25 (32.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
16 23 (30.26%) VMware ESXi
16 23 (30.26%) Docker
16 23 (30.26%) KVM
17 22 (28.95%) DevOps
17 22 (28.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 21 (27.63%) High Availability
18 21 (27.63%) Kubernetes
18 21 (27.63%) vCenter Server
19 20 (26.32%) Dell
19 20 (26.32%) EMC
19 20 (26.32%) NFS
19 20 (26.32%) NetApp

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 11 (14.47%) OpenStack
2 6 (7.89%) Apache
2 6 (7.89%) GlassFish
2 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.89%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.32%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.32%) IIS
4 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Gliffy
1 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (9.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 7 (9.21%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (5.26%) Sage CRM
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 32 (42.11%) AWS
2 28 (36.84%) Azure
3 15 (19.74%) GCP
4 14 (18.42%) IaaS
5 10 (13.16%) Office 365
6 9 (11.84%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (9.21%) DigitalOcean
8 7 (9.21%) Linode
8 7 (9.21%) PaaS
9 6 (7.89%) SaaS
10 5 (6.58%) GitHub
11 3 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (2.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (1.32%) Amazon S3
13 1 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.68%) Firewall
2 14 (18.42%) SSH
3 12 (15.79%) DNS
4 11 (14.47%) TCP/IP
5 10 (13.16%) VoIP
6 8 (10.53%) SAN
6 8 (10.53%) VSAN
7 7 (9.21%) DHCP
7 7 (9.21%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (9.21%) SNMP
7 7 (9.21%) VLAN
8 6 (7.89%) NetScaler
8 6 (7.89%) Reverse Proxy
8 6 (7.89%) Skype
9 5 (6.58%) LAN
9 5 (6.58%) WAN
10 4 (5.26%) IPsec
10 4 (5.26%) iSCSI
11 2 (2.63%) AMQP
11 2 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.42%) Big Data
2 10 (13.16%) MySQL
3 5 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (5.26%) CouchDB
4 4 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.32%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (21.05%) Jenkins
2 9 (11.84%) Selenium
3 6 (7.89%) Bugzilla
3 6 (7.89%) CruiseControl
3 6 (7.89%) JIRA
4 4 (5.26%) CircleCI
4 4 (5.26%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.63%) Artifactory
5 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.63%) GitLab
5 2 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.63%) Vagrant
5 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.32%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.32%) Burp Suite
6 1 (1.32%) Subversion
General
1 13 (17.11%) Legal
2 6 (7.89%) Finance
3 2 (2.63%) Law
3 2 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (1.32%) Back Office
4 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (21.05%) Platform Engineer
3 11 (14.47%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Administrator
5 6 (7.89%) Citrix Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Citrix Technical Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) Technical Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) VMware Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) VMware Technical Consultant
6 5 (6.58%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) IT Manager
7 4 (5.26%) IT Technician
7 4 (5.26%) Oracle Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) boto
1 7 (9.21%) OAuth
1 7 (9.21%) REST
1 7 (9.21%) SOAP
2 6 (7.89%) LAMP
2 6 (7.89%) LDAP
2 6 (7.89%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (7.89%) SAML
3 4 (5.26%) .NET
3 4 (5.26%) JSON
4 2 (2.63%) Enzyme
4 2 (2.63%) Jest
4 2 (2.63%) Kafka
4 2 (2.63%) Sensu
4 2 (2.63%) Web Services
5 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.32%) React
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.37%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (18.42%) Enterprise Storage
3 8 (10.53%) Clustering
4 7 (9.21%) Public Cloud
4 7 (9.21%) Virtual Team
5 6 (7.89%) Replication
6 5 (6.58%) Data Centre
7 4 (5.26%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
Operating Systems
1 61 (80.26%) Linux
2 44 (57.89%) Windows
3 29 (38.16%) Ubuntu
4 25 (32.89%) CentOS
5 22 (28.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 17 (22.37%) Fedora
8 10 (13.16%) Unix
9 9 (11.84%) Debian
10 3 (3.95%) Solaris
10 3 (3.95%) SUSE
10 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.21%) Test Automation
2 25 (32.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (28.95%) DevOps
5 21 (27.63%) High Availability
6 18 (23.68%) Configuration Management
6 18 (23.68%) Task Automation
7 16 (21.05%) ITIL
8 14 (18.42%) Acceptance Criteria
8 14 (18.42%) Service Delivery
8 14 (18.42%) Service Management
8 14 (18.42%) V-Model
8 14 (18.42%) Waterfall
9 12 (15.79%) SDLC
10 9 (11.84%) Problem-Solving
11 7 (9.21%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (9.21%) Fintech
11 7 (9.21%) Migration
11 7 (9.21%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (9.21%) UML
Programming Languages
1 47 (61.84%) Python
2 43 (56.58%) Bash Shell
3 32 (42.11%) PowerShell
4 19 (25.00%) Perl
5 15 (19.74%) C
6 10 (13.16%) Ruby
7 5 (6.58%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.26%) Java
8 4 (5.26%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.95%) PHP
9 3 (3.95%) SQL
10 2 (2.63%) Go
11 1 (1.32%) C#
11 1 (1.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (23.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (22.37%) CCNA
2 17 (22.37%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (18.42%) CISSP
3 14 (18.42%) CompTIA Security+
3 14 (18.42%) DV Cleared
3 14 (18.42%) GIAC
3 14 (18.42%) Linux+ Certification
3 14 (18.42%) MCSE
3 14 (18.42%) Network+ Certification
3 14 (18.42%) SANS
3 14 (18.42%) Security Cleared
3 14 (18.42%) SSCP
4 4 (5.26%) Degree
5 3 (3.95%) CCNP
6 2 (2.63%) VCAP
6 2 (2.63%) VCP6
6 2 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (71.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (36.84%) Hyper-V
3 23 (30.26%) Docker
3 23 (30.26%) KVM
3 23 (30.26%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (26.32%) NFS
5 17 (22.37%) VirtualBox
6 15 (19.74%) Samba
7 11 (14.47%) Active Directory
8 9 (11.84%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (11.84%) vSphere
9 7 (9.21%) XenApp
10 6 (7.89%) iptables
10 6 (7.89%) QEMU
10 6 (7.89%) vCloud
10 6 (7.89%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (7.89%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (7.89%) VMware NSX
10 6 (7.89%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (7.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (47.37%) Ansible
2 34 (44.74%) Puppet
3 21 (27.63%) Kubernetes
3 21 (27.63%) vCenter Server
4 20 (26.32%) Nagios
5 18 (23.68%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (19.74%) Terraform
6 15 (19.74%) ZABBIX
7 14 (18.42%) Docker Swarm
7 14 (18.42%) OpenNMS
8 10 (13.16%) Salt
9 6 (7.89%) SELinux
9 6 (7.89%) XenMobile
10 3 (3.95%) Grafana
10 3 (3.95%) Rundeck
11 2 (2.63%) EMC VPLEX
11 2 (2.63%) logstash
11 2 (2.63%) Mesos
11 2 (2.63%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (2.63%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 62 (81.58%) VMware
2 48 (63.16%) Microsoft
3 20 (26.32%) Dell
3 20 (26.32%) EMC
3 20 (26.32%) NetApp
4 19 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 17 (22.37%) Google
5 17 (22.37%) Oracle
6 14 (18.42%) Cloudera
6 14 (18.42%) Hortonworks
6 14 (18.42%) SolarWinds
7 12 (15.79%) Citrix
8 10 (13.16%) Cisco
8 10 (13.16%) Veeam
9 6 (7.89%) Zerto
10 4 (5.26%) Sage
10 4 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (5.26%) SaltStack
11 3 (3.95%) Atlassian
12 2 (2.63%) ServiceNow