Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Xen Project
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1028 657 991
Rank change year-on-year -371 +334 +33
Permanent jobs citing Xen 16 35 110
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.073% 0.080%
As % of the System Software category 0.071% 0.39% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 11 31 83
10th Percentile £56,250 £35,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £58,750 £45,625 £36,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +33.33% +5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £78,125 £76,125 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £90,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year -40.00% +5.26% -9.52%

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 22,448 8,862 23,756
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.95% 18.49% 17.26%
Number of salaries quoted 15,481 7,611 19,812
10th Percentile £28,500 £30,717 £25,500
25th Percentile £38,750 £40,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £87,500 £85,000
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 15 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Xen in the UK

Xen
Top 7 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 15 October 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 -331 14 £70,000 +33.33% 2
London -246 10 £70,000 - 1
UK excluding London -268 4 £30,000 -40.00% 1
Work from Home -275 4 £67,500 +12.50% 1
South West -109 3 £30,000 -40.00% 1
North West -102 1 - -
North of England -144 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 14 (87.50%) VMware
2 11 (68.75%) Linux
2 11 (68.75%) Azure
3 10 (62.50%) Ansible
4 9 (56.25%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (56.25%) Terraform
5 8 (50.00%) OpenStack
6 7 (43.75%) AWS
6 7 (43.75%) DevOps
6 7 (43.75%) Salt
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
7 6 (37.50%) Python
7 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
7 6 (37.50%) Docker
8 5 (31.25%) GCP
8 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
8 5 (31.25%) Puppet
8 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
8 5 (31.25%) Java
8 5 (31.25%) Kubernetes
8 5 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (31.25%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 5 (31.25%) Social Skills
9 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
9 4 (25.00%) Unix
9 4 (25.00%) Windows
9 4 (25.00%) Citrix
9 4 (25.00%) Degree
9 4 (25.00%) vSphere

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 8 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) nginx
2 2 (12.50%) Traffic Server
3 1 (6.25%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (68.75%) Azure
2 7 (43.75%) AWS
3 5 (31.25%) GCP
4 4 (25.00%) IaaS
5 3 (18.75%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (18.75%) DigitalOcean
5 3 (18.75%) Linode
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (6.25%) Akamai
7 1 (6.25%) Cloudflare
7 1 (6.25%) Mimecast
7 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) Broadband
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) SSH
2 2 (12.50%) SSL
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) AMQP
3 1 (6.25%) HTTP
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) ClickHouse
2 1 (6.25%) Couchbase
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 2 (12.50%) GitLab
3 2 (12.50%) GoCD
4 1 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (31.25%) Social Skills
2 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
4 1 (6.25%) Legal
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) IT Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Site Reliability Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Lead DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior IT Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Site Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) boto
1 3 (18.75%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (6.25%) cloud-init
3 1 (6.25%) Kafka
3 1 (6.25%) libvirt
3 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Clustering
1 2 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (12.50%) Social Media
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Mindset
2 1 (6.25%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) CentOS
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) DevOps
2 5 (31.25%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (31.25%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 4 (25.00%) Microservices
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Analytics
5 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 2 (12.50%) Demand Forecasting
5 2 (12.50%) Fintech
5 2 (12.50%) Immutable Infrastructure
5 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure as Code
5 2 (12.50%) Open Source
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (6.25%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Python
2 5 (31.25%) Bash Shell
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) C++
5 2 (12.50%) C#
5 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (6.25%) C
6 1 (6.25%) Go
6 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GDPR
1 1 (6.25%) NIST
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (37.50%) Docker
3 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (25.00%) vSphere
5 3 (18.75%) LXC
6 2 (12.50%) KVM
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (12.50%) NFS
6 2 (12.50%) Squid
6 2 (12.50%) Varnish
6 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
7 1 (6.25%) iptables
7 1 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (62.50%) Ansible
2 9 (56.25%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (56.25%) Terraform
3 7 (43.75%) Salt
4 5 (31.25%) Kubernetes
4 5 (31.25%) Puppet
5 3 (18.75%) SCCM
6 2 (12.50%) Grafana
6 2 (12.50%) HAProxy
6 2 (12.50%) IBM BigFix
6 2 (12.50%) Mesos
6 2 (12.50%) Prometheus
6 2 (12.50%) vCenter Server
7 1 (6.25%) Galera Cluster
7 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (6.25%) Nagios
7 1 (6.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) Google
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) BMC
5 2 (12.50%) Cognos
5 2 (12.50%) DevExpress
5 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
5 2 (12.50%) Splunk
5 2 (12.50%) Tanium
6 1 (6.25%) Forcepoint