Period
to 17 February 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 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Xen Project
UK
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 990 809 812
Rank change year-on-year -181 +3 +113
Permanent jobs citing Xen 184 390 533
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 0.79% 1.81% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 166 327 490
UK median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +20.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £36,250 £33,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £85,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +27.91% +7.50%

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 23,325 21,572 24,816
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.32% 12.28% 11.77%
Number of salaries quoted 19,276 17,882 20,942
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £77,125 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +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 February 2018.

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 February 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 -192 176 £60,000 - 48
UK excluding London -95 105 £60,000 +9.09% 28
London -112 79 £60,000 -7.69% 21
North of England -65 48 £60,000 +4.35% 14
North West -6 42 £62,500 -10.71% 7
East of England +19 24 £65,000 -13.33% 6
South East -19 17 £56,250 +12.50% 4
Scotland -28 8 £40,000 -23.81% 1
Midlands +2 6 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Yorkshire -56 6 £60,000 +4.35% 5
East Midlands +15 4 £52,500 +5.00% 1
West Midlands +10 2 £31,500 -30.00%
South West -17 2 £55,000 -6.38% 2

For the 6 months to 17 February 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.

1 153 (83.15%) VMware
2 146 (79.35%) Linux
3 141 (76.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 121 (65.76%) Windows
5 115 (62.50%) Puppet
6 114 (61.96%) DevOps
7 108 (58.70%) Opscode Chef
8 104 (56.52%) Microsoft
9 98 (53.26%) Ansible
10 66 (35.87%) PowerShell
11 65 (35.33%) Continuous Integration
12 58 (31.52%) Windows Server
13 51 (27.72%) Python
14 48 (26.09%) TCP/IP
15 47 (25.54%) DNS
15 47 (25.54%) Agile Software Development
15 47 (25.54%) Git (software)
15 47 (25.54%) Amazon AWS
16 45 (24.46%) SaaS
17 43 (23.37%) PCI DSS
17 43 (23.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
18 41 (22.28%) DHCP
18 41 (22.28%) Unix
19 40 (21.74%) VirtualBox
20 39 (21.20%) Hyper-V
21 38 (20.65%) Ruby
22 37 (20.11%) Bash Shell
23 35 (19.02%) Microsoft Certification
23 35 (19.02%) OpenStack
23 35 (19.02%) Analytical Skills

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 35 (19.02%) OpenStack
2 19 (10.33%) CloudStack
3 8 (4.35%) Apache
3 8 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.80%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.17%) Apache Spark
5 4 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.17%) JBoss
5 4 (2.17%) nginx
5 4 (2.17%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.63%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.63%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.09%) IIS
8 1 (0.54%) Jetty
8 1 (0.54%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 47 (25.54%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (24.46%) SaaS
3 15 (8.15%) Office 365
4 14 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (6.52%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (3.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 7 (3.80%) IaaS
7 5 (2.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (1.09%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (1.09%) Loggly
9 2 (1.09%) Sumo Logic
10 1 (0.54%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.54%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.54%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (26.09%) TCP/IP
2 47 (25.54%) DNS
3 41 (22.28%) DHCP
4 30 (16.30%) Firewall
5 20 (10.87%) VPN
6 15 (8.15%) VoIP
7 13 (7.07%) Wireless
8 11 (5.98%) SAN
9 10 (5.43%) HTTP
10 8 (4.35%) Kerberos
11 6 (3.26%) LAN
12 5 (2.72%) WAN
13 2 (1.09%) Internet
13 2 (1.09%) SSL
13 2 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (0.54%) BGP
14 1 (0.54%) IPv6
14 1 (0.54%) iSCSI
14 1 (0.54%) NAS
14 1 (0.54%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.78%) MySQL
2 11 (5.98%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 7 (3.80%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (3.80%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.26%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.72%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (2.72%) Redis
7 4 (2.17%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.17%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.09%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.09%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.54%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.54%) HBase
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.54%) Riak
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 47 (25.54%) Git (software)
2 33 (17.93%) NuGet
3 21 (11.41%) Jenkins
4 12 (6.52%) Vagrant
5 10 (5.43%) Travis CI
6 8 (4.35%) GoCD
7 7 (3.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (3.26%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.17%) Subversion
10 1 (0.54%) Ant
10 1 (0.54%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.54%) GitLab
10 1 (0.54%) JMeter
10 1 (0.54%) Maven
10 1 (0.54%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.54%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.54%) NeoLoad
10 1 (0.54%) Selenium
10 1 (0.54%) The Grinder
10 1 (0.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (8.15%) Finance
2 11 (5.98%) Games
3 3 (1.63%) Retail
4 2 (1.09%) Banking
5 1 (0.54%) Back Office
5 1 (0.54%) Legal
5 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (33.70%) DevOps Engineer
2 46 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 38 (20.65%) Team Leader
4 33 (17.93%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 32 (17.39%) Lead DevOps
6 29 (15.76%) Cloud Engineer
6 29 (15.76%) Senior DevOps
7 25 (13.59%) Senior Windows Engineer
7 25 (13.59%) Windows Engineer
8 24 (13.04%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 24 (13.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 23 (12.50%) Administrator
10 22 (11.96%) Senior Cloud Engineer
11 20 (10.87%) Systems Administrator
12 19 (10.33%) Operations Engineer
12 19 (10.33%) Platform Engineer
12 19 (10.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
13 15 (8.15%) Linux Engineer
14 13 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 9 (4.89%) Lead Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.35%) 802.1X
1 8 (4.35%) LDAP
1 8 (4.35%) Web Services
2 7 (3.80%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (2.72%) .NET
4 4 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (2.17%) LAMP
5 3 (1.63%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (1.63%) Spark Streaming
6 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.09%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.09%) Node.js
6 2 (1.09%) PHP-FPM
6 2 (1.09%) Sensu
7 1 (0.54%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.54%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.54%) CSS
7 1 (0.54%) HTML
7 1 (0.54%) JRuby
7 1 (0.54%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.02%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (16.85%) Management Information System
3 13 (7.07%) Computer Science
3 13 (7.07%) Data Centre
4 10 (5.43%) Public Cloud
5 9 (4.89%) Blackberry
6 6 (3.26%) Private Cloud
6 6 (3.26%) Replication
7 4 (2.17%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.17%) GPGPU
8 2 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.54%) Clustering
9 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.54%) iPad
9 1 (0.54%) iPhone
9 1 (0.54%) Online Games
9 1 (0.54%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 146 (79.35%) Linux
2 121 (65.76%) Windows
3 58 (31.52%) Windows Server
4 41 (22.28%) Unix
5 15 (8.15%) CentOS
6 14 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (5.43%) Ubuntu
7 10 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (4.89%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.72%) Mac OS
9 5 (2.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.17%) Debian
10 4 (2.17%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.17%) Solaris
10 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.09%) Android
11 2 (1.09%) CoreOS
11 2 (1.09%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.09%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (61.96%) DevOps
2 65 (35.33%) Continuous Integration
3 47 (25.54%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (19.02%) Analytical Thinking
4 35 (19.02%) Continuous Delivery
5 33 (17.93%) TDD
6 28 (15.22%) Configuration Management
7 24 (13.04%) ITIL
8 19 (10.33%) DSDM
8 19 (10.33%) RUP
8 19 (10.33%) Scrum
9 15 (8.15%) Incident Management
10 13 (7.07%) Software Engineering
11 10 (5.43%) Business Development
12 9 (4.89%) Server Virtualisation
13 8 (4.35%) Network Design
13 8 (4.35%) Open Source
13 8 (4.35%) Service Delivery
14 7 (3.80%) CRM
14 7 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 66 (35.87%) PowerShell
2 51 (27.72%) Python
3 38 (20.65%) Ruby
4 37 (20.11%) Bash Shell
5 29 (15.76%) SQL
6 24 (13.04%) Shell Script
7 14 (7.61%) Perl
8 11 (5.98%) Java
9 9 (4.89%) PHP
10 5 (2.72%) C
10 5 (2.72%) Scala
11 4 (2.17%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.63%) C++
12 3 (1.63%) Go
13 2 (1.09%) C#
14 1 (0.54%) C-shell
14 1 (0.54%) Groovy
14 1 (0.54%) Jython
14 1 (0.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (19.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (18.48%) MCITP
2 34 (18.48%) MCSE
3 28 (15.22%) MCSA
4 19 (10.33%) Degree
5 11 (5.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.17%) CCNA
6 4 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.17%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.54%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.54%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (23.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 43 (23.37%) PCI DSS
2 12 (6.52%) QA
3 7 (3.80%) HIPAA
3 7 (3.80%) SLA
4 1 (0.54%) GCP
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 141 (76.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (21.74%) VirtualBox
3 39 (21.20%) Hyper-V
4 32 (17.39%) Active Directory
5 29 (15.76%) Docker
5 29 (15.76%) XenServer
6 21 (11.41%) KVM
7 19 (10.33%) vSphere
8 12 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (4.89%) XenApp
10 8 (4.35%) NFS
10 8 (4.35%) Snort
10 8 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (4.35%) XenDesktop
11 7 (3.80%) DFS Replication
11 7 (3.80%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (2.17%) LXC
13 2 (1.09%) RHEV
14 1 (0.54%) bhyve
14 1 (0.54%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 115 (62.50%) Puppet
2 108 (58.70%) Opscode Chef
3 98 (53.26%) Ansible
4 19 (10.33%) Cobbler
4 19 (10.33%) Tivoli
5 16 (8.70%) Kubernetes
5 16 (8.70%) SCCM
6 15 (8.15%) Nagios
6 15 (8.15%) Terraform
7 10 (5.43%) Packer
8 7 (3.80%) logstash
8 7 (3.80%) SCOM
8 7 (3.80%) SCOrch
8 7 (3.80%) XenMobile
9 6 (3.26%) Graphite
9 6 (3.26%) Salt
10 5 (2.72%) Grafana
10 5 (2.72%) Kibana
10 5 (2.72%) Mesos
11 4 (2.17%) Graylog
Vendors
1 153 (83.15%) VMware
2 104 (56.52%) Microsoft
3 34 (18.48%) Oracle
4 33 (17.93%) Citrix
5 20 (10.87%) Cisco
6 19 (10.33%) EnterpriseDB
7 15 (8.15%) HP
8 13 (7.07%) Ivanti
9 11 (5.98%) Red Hat
10 8 (4.35%) Juniper
11 7 (3.80%) CheckPoint
11 7 (3.80%) Splunk
12 6 (3.26%) Atlassian
12 6 (3.26%) SaltStack
13 3 (1.63%) Cloudera
13 3 (1.63%) Google
13 3 (1.63%) Hortonworks
13 3 (1.63%) MapR
13 3 (1.63%) Rackspace
14 2 (1.09%) New Relic