Period
to 27 September 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 27 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Xen Project
UK
6 months to
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 657 983 1008
Rank change year-on-year +326 +25 -63
Permanent jobs citing Xen 27 109 162
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.078% 0.097%
As % of the System Software category 0.30% 0.45% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 27 82 125
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -14.29% -8.70%
10th Percentile £41,000 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £81,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% -19.05% -8.70%

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 8,871 24,340 24,581
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.63% 17.34% 14.79%
Number of salaries quoted 7,458 19,951 20,105
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,865 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.27% - +9.68%

Xen
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Xen in the UK

Xen
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Xen.

Salary trend for Xen in the UK

Xen
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Xen over the 6 months to 27 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Xen in the UK

Xen
Top 8 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 27 September 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 +325 25 £55,000 +22.22% 7
UK excluding London +287 20 £50,000 +17.65% 4
South West +119 10 £50,000 -4.76% 3
East of England +155 9 £85,000 +41.67% 1
London +253 5 £70,000 +12.00% 3
Work from Home +62 3 £85,000 +100.00% 1
North of England +187 1 - -
North West +137 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 24 (88.89%) VMware
2 22 (81.48%) Linux
2 22 (81.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (59.26%) Windows
4 15 (55.56%) Hyper-V
5 14 (51.85%) Azure
5 14 (51.85%) Terraform
6 12 (44.44%) Bash Shell
6 12 (44.44%) Docker
6 12 (44.44%) Kubernetes
6 12 (44.44%) Python
7 11 (40.74%) Firewall
8 10 (37.04%) Ubuntu
9 9 (33.33%) AWS
9 9 (33.33%) DevOps
9 9 (33.33%) Ceph
10 8 (29.63%) KVM
10 8 (29.63%) CouchDB
10 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
11 7 (25.93%) Ansible
11 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
13 5 (18.52%) Shell Script
13 5 (18.52%) Debian
13 5 (18.52%) Clustering
13 5 (18.52%) Degree
13 5 (18.52%) DRBD
13 5 (18.52%) Btrfs
13 5 (18.52%) Oracle ZFS

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 4 (14.81%) Apache
2 3 (11.11%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (51.85%) Azure
2 9 (33.33%) AWS
3 3 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (7.41%) DigitalOcean
4 2 (7.41%) GCP
4 2 (7.41%) IaaS
4 2 (7.41%) Linode
5 1 (3.70%) Office 365
5 1 (3.70%) Sumo Logic
5 1 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) LAN
2 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.11%) WAN
3 2 (7.41%) AMQP
3 2 (7.41%) DHCP
3 2 (7.41%) Internet
3 2 (7.41%) SAN
3 2 (7.41%) Skype
4 1 (3.70%) BGP
4 1 (3.70%) IPsec
4 1 (3.70%) OSPF
4 1 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.70%) VoIP
4 1 (3.70%) WebEx
4 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) CouchDB
2 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) GitLab
1 4 (14.81%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Head of DevOps
1 5 (18.52%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) DevOps Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Graduate
4 2 (7.41%) Graduate Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Graduate Software Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Site Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.70%) IT Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Junior
5 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Python Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) JSON
1 4 (14.81%) React
2 2 (7.41%) boto
2 2 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Clustering
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Public Cloud
2 2 (7.41%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
3 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) Linux
2 16 (59.26%) Windows
3 10 (37.04%) Ubuntu
4 5 (18.52%) Debian
5 4 (14.81%) Unix
6 1 (3.70%) CentOS
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) DevOps
2 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (14.81%) Computer Science
4 4 (14.81%) Deployment Automation
4 4 (14.81%) High Availability
4 4 (14.81%) Open Source
4 4 (14.81%) Release Management
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.41%) Fintech
5 2 (7.41%) Observability
5 2 (7.41%) Scrum
5 2 (7.41%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL
6 1 (3.70%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (3.70%) Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (3.70%) Project Delivery
6 1 (3.70%) Regulatory Compliance
6 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) Bash Shell
1 12 (44.44%) Python
2 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
3 5 (18.52%) Shell Script
4 4 (14.81%) C
4 4 (14.81%) C++
4 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.81%) Perl
4 4 (14.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.70%) CCNA
2 1 (3.70%) CCNP
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) CISSP
2 1 (3.70%) MCTS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (81.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (55.56%) Hyper-V
3 12 (44.44%) Docker
4 9 (33.33%) Ceph
5 8 (29.63%) KVM
6 5 (18.52%) Btrfs
6 5 (18.52%) DRBD
7 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
8 2 (7.41%) LXC
8 2 (7.41%) XenApp
9 1 (3.70%) Firmware
9 1 (3.70%) iptables
9 1 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (51.85%) Terraform
2 12 (44.44%) Kubernetes
3 7 (25.93%) Ansible
4 5 (18.52%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (14.81%) Check_MK
5 4 (14.81%) Nagios
5 4 (14.81%) Proxmox
6 3 (11.11%) Puppet
6 3 (11.11%) SCCM
7 2 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (7.41%) Salt
8 1 (3.70%) Cobbler
8 1 (3.70%) Iperf
8 1 (3.70%) MaaS360
8 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 24 (88.89%) VMware
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) Citrix
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco
4 3 (11.11%) Google
5 2 (7.41%) EMC
5 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.70%) Dell
6 1 (3.70%) Juniper
6 1 (3.70%) New Relic
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.70%) SonicWALL
6 1 (3.70%) Splunk