Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Xen Project
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 958 746 1008
Rank change year-on-year -212 +262 +21
Permanent jobs citing Xen 37 46 108
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.033% 0.067% 0.075%
As % of the System Software category 0.18% 0.37% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 26 42 76
10th Percentile £48,750 £25,750 £28,750
25th Percentile £56,250 £32,313 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +35.00% +11.11% -25.00%
75th Percentile £72,813 £68,438 £63,750
90th Percentile £76,250 £90,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +15.00% +17.65% -26.09%

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 20,899 12,315 24,617
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.51% 17.85% 17.09%
Number of salaries quoted 14,851 10,252 20,482
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £39,750 £38,475 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Xen in the UK

Xen
Top 9 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 29 July 2021. 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 -188 29 £60,000 +20.00% 11
London -127 15 £67,500 -3.57% 4
UK excluding London -133 13 £57,500 +15.00% 7
Work from Home -241 8 £72,500 +16.00% 2
South West -88 5 £60,000 +20.00% 1
East of England -41 4 £58,750 -21.67%
South East - 3 £55,000 - 3
North West -54 1 - - 1
North of England -72 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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 35 (94.59%) VMware
2 28 (75.68%) Ansible
3 26 (70.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (70.27%) Azure
4 24 (64.86%) Terraform
5 23 (62.16%) DevOps
5 23 (62.16%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (62.16%) Hyper-V
6 22 (59.46%) Linux
6 22 (59.46%) Salt
7 20 (54.05%) PowerShell
8 18 (48.65%) Bash Shell
9 17 (45.95%) Docker
9 17 (45.95%) Python
10 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
10 15 (40.54%) Kubernetes
11 14 (37.84%) Mentoring
12 13 (35.14%) AWS
13 12 (32.43%) Windows
13 12 (32.43%) Puppet
14 11 (29.73%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (24.32%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (24.32%) Jenkins
15 9 (24.32%) Google
15 9 (24.32%) Degree
15 9 (24.32%) Java
15 9 (24.32%) Citrix
15 9 (24.32%) Configuration Management
15 9 (24.32%) Firewall

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 7 (18.92%) OpenStack
2 4 (10.81%) Confluence
2 4 (10.81%) nginx
3 2 (5.41%) Apache
3 2 (5.41%) Traffic Server
4 1 (2.70%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 26 (70.27%) Azure
2 13 (35.14%) AWS
3 9 (24.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (18.92%) PaaS
5 6 (16.22%) IaaS
6 5 (13.51%) Adobe Analytics
6 5 (13.51%) AWS CodePipeline
6 5 (13.51%) Datadog
6 5 (13.51%) GCP
6 5 (13.51%) Google Analytics
6 5 (13.51%) Serverless
7 4 (10.81%) DigitalOcean
7 4 (10.81%) Linode
8 2 (5.41%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (5.41%) SaaS
9 1 (2.70%) Akamai
9 1 (2.70%) Cloudflare
9 1 (2.70%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) Firewall
2 8 (21.62%) DNS
3 6 (16.22%) HTTP
4 4 (10.81%) DHCP
5 3 (8.11%) Internet
5 3 (8.11%) SSL
6 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.41%) VLAN
6 2 (5.41%) VPN
7 1 (2.70%) AMQP
7 1 (2.70%) Broadband
7 1 (2.70%) LAN
7 1 (2.70%) SSH
7 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) MySQL
2 2 (5.41%) Big Data
2 2 (5.41%) MariaDB
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) ClickHouse
3 1 (2.70%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) Jenkins
2 8 (21.62%) Git (software)
3 5 (13.51%) CircleCI
4 4 (10.81%) GitLab
4 4 (10.81%) JIRA
5 2 (5.41%) Vagrant
6 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.70%) GDB
6 1 (2.70%) GoCD
6 1 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.70%) Valgrind
General
1 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (18.92%) Finance
3 5 (13.51%) Marketing
3 5 (13.51%) Public Sector
4 4 (10.81%) Social Skills
5 2 (5.41%) Financial Institution
5 2 (5.41%) Legal
6 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (27.03%) Lead DevOps
2 10 (27.03%) Lead DevOps Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Senior Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Senior DevOps
3 5 (13.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Senior Technical Architect
3 5 (13.51%) Technical Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Site Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Junior
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) Web Services
2 5 (13.51%) Node.js
2 5 (13.51%) RESTful
3 4 (10.81%) boto
4 2 (5.41%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (5.41%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (5.41%) PHP-FPM
5 1 (2.70%) .NET
5 1 (2.70%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.70%) cloud-init
5 1 (2.70%) Kafka
5 1 (2.70%) libvirt
5 1 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (18.92%) Public Cloud
3 5 (13.51%) Blog
4 4 (10.81%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.41%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.70%) Clustering
6 1 (2.70%) Cybercrime
6 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.70%) iPhone
6 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.70%) Social Media
6 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Linux
2 12 (32.43%) Windows
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
4 6 (16.22%) Unix
5 5 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (10.81%) CentOS
7 3 (8.11%) Debian
7 3 (8.11%) Ubuntu
8 2 (5.41%) Fedora
8 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (62.16%) DevOps
2 14 (37.84%) Mentoring
3 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (24.32%) Configuration Management
5 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
5 7 (18.92%) E-Commerce
5 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure as Code
5 7 (18.92%) Migration
5 7 (18.92%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
6 6 (16.22%) Analytics
6 6 (16.22%) Open Source
6 6 (16.22%) Software Engineering
7 5 (13.51%) BDD
7 5 (13.51%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (13.51%) Kanban
7 5 (13.51%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (13.51%) Scrum
7 5 (13.51%) Task Automation
7 5 (13.51%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) PowerShell
2 18 (48.65%) Bash Shell
3 17 (45.95%) Python
4 9 (24.32%) Java
5 8 (21.62%) Perl
6 5 (13.51%) Go
6 5 (13.51%) Ruby
7 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
8 3 (8.11%) C
8 3 (8.11%) C++
9 2 (5.41%) PHP
10 1 (2.70%) C#
10 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Degree
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (13.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) CCNA
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.41%) CISSP
5 2 (5.41%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) GIAC
5 2 (5.41%) Linux+ Certification
5 2 (5.41%) MCSE
5 2 (5.41%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (5.41%) SANS
5 2 (5.41%) SSCP
6 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 26 (70.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (62.16%) Hyper-V
3 17 (45.95%) Docker
4 6 (16.22%) KVM
5 5 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (10.81%) VirtualBox
7 3 (8.11%) NFS
8 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
8 2 (5.41%) LXC
8 2 (5.41%) Samba
8 2 (5.41%) Squid
8 2 (5.41%) Varnish
8 2 (5.41%) vSphere
9 1 (2.70%) iptables
9 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (75.68%) Ansible
2 24 (64.86%) Terraform
3 23 (62.16%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (59.46%) Salt
5 15 (40.54%) Kubernetes
6 12 (32.43%) Puppet
7 7 (18.92%) Prometheus
8 3 (8.11%) Nagios
8 3 (8.11%) vCenter Server
9 2 (5.41%) Docker Swarm
9 2 (5.41%) Grafana
9 2 (5.41%) HAProxy
9 2 (5.41%) OpenNMS
9 2 (5.41%) ZABBIX
10 1 (2.70%) Galera Cluster
10 1 (2.70%) IBM BigFix
10 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 35 (94.59%) VMware
2 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
3 9 (24.32%) Citrix
3 9 (24.32%) Google
4 6 (16.22%) New Relic
5 5 (13.51%) Adobe
5 5 (13.51%) AppDynamics
5 5 (13.51%) Dynatrace
6 2 (5.41%) Cloudera
6 2 (5.41%) Dell
6 2 (5.41%) EMC
6 2 (5.41%) Hortonworks
6 2 (5.41%) NetApp
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle
6 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.70%) SaltStack
7 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.70%) Splunk
7 1 (2.70%) Tanium