Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Xen Project
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 985 929 917
Rank change year-on-year -56 -12 -37
Permanent jobs citing Xen 163 259 324
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.100% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 0.67% 1.14% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 118 239 267
UK median annual salary £53,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.67% +20.00% -0.99%
10th Percentile £27,500 £35,000 £36,250
90th Percentile £91,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £59,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -11.76% +40.00% -2.30%

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 24,380 22,811 23,743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.91% 13.08% 12.43%
Number of salaries quoted 19,907 19,207 19,977
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -

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 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Xen in the UK

Xen
Top 15 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 20 October 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 -79 147 £55,000 -8.33% 41
UK excluding London -17 101 £52,500 -11.76% 32
London -26 61 £55,000 -8.33% 13
North of England +11 42 £60,000 - 11
North West -3 27 £60,000 - 3
South East +1 18 £36,250 -34.09% 9
Yorkshire -1 14 £65,000 +8.33% 8
South West +10 12 £40,000 -31.91% 3
Scotland +7 11 £30,000 -25.00% 2
East of England +20 10 £52,500 -19.23% 5
Midlands +21 3 £43,750 +25.00%
East Midlands -4 3 £43,750 +25.00%
Wales - 3 £44,000 - 2
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 129 (79.14%) Linux
2 118 (72.39%) VMware
3 100 (61.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 97 (59.51%) Amazon AWS
5 95 (58.28%) Puppet
6 92 (56.44%) Ansible
7 88 (53.99%) Agile Software Development
8 87 (53.37%) Windows
9 83 (50.92%) Python
10 78 (47.85%) Bash Shell
10 78 (47.85%) DevOps
11 69 (42.33%) Opscode Chef
12 63 (38.65%) Configuration Management
13 61 (37.42%) PowerShell
14 59 (36.20%) Continuous Integration
15 57 (34.97%) KVM
15 57 (34.97%) Microsoft Azure
16 55 (33.74%) Docker
17 54 (33.13%) Microsoft
17 54 (33.13%) SQL
18 52 (31.90%) VirtualBox
19 43 (26.38%) OpenStack
20 41 (25.15%) Kubernetes
21 39 (23.93%) Oracle
22 38 (23.31%) Git (software)
23 36 (22.09%) Ruby
23 36 (22.09%) Scrum
24 35 (21.47%) XenServer
25 34 (20.86%) Hyper-V
25 34 (20.86%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 43 (26.38%) OpenStack
2 29 (17.79%) CloudStack
3 12 (7.36%) Apache
4 11 (6.75%) Confluence
5 10 (6.13%) nginx
6 9 (5.52%) Tomcat
7 6 (3.68%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.45%) MS Exchange
8 4 (2.45%) uWSGI
8 4 (2.45%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.84%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.84%) IIS
9 3 (1.84%) JBoss
9 3 (1.84%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.23%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.23%) Site Server
11 1 (0.61%) Jetty
11 1 (0.61%) Mongrel
11 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 97 (59.51%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (34.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (8.59%) IaaS
4 11 (6.75%) SaaS
5 8 (4.91%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (4.91%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (4.29%) GitHub
7 6 (3.68%) Office 365
8 5 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (3.07%) NuGet
8 5 (3.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (2.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (2.45%) PaaS
10 3 (1.84%) DigitalOcean
11 2 (1.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.23%) Linode
11 2 (1.23%) Sumo Logic
12 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.61%) Loggly
12 1 (0.61%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 33 (20.25%) DNS
2 28 (17.18%) Firewall
3 18 (11.04%) TCP/IP
4 16 (9.82%) Internet
5 15 (9.20%) LAN
5 15 (9.20%) WAN
6 14 (8.59%) SAN
7 12 (7.36%) VPN
8 11 (6.75%) VoIP
9 10 (6.13%) NAS
9 10 (6.13%) VLAN
10 9 (5.52%) DHCP
11 8 (4.91%) Wireshark
12 7 (4.29%) FCoE
12 7 (4.29%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (4.29%) iSCSI
13 6 (3.68%) Kerberos
13 6 (3.68%) Multicast
13 6 (3.68%) Network Security
14 5 (3.07%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.82%) MySQL
3 13 (7.98%) Big Data
4 12 (7.36%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.07%) CouchDB
6 4 (2.45%) Hadoop
7 3 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.84%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.84%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.23%) Hazelcast
8 2 (1.23%) HBase
8 2 (1.23%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.61%) Redis
9 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (23.31%) Git (software)
2 33 (20.25%) Jenkins
3 20 (12.27%) JIRA
4 14 (8.59%) Subversion
5 10 (6.13%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (4.91%) Bitbucket
6 8 (4.91%) git-flow
6 8 (4.91%) Vagrant
7 6 (3.68%) TeamCity
8 5 (3.07%) Phabricator
9 4 (2.45%) Visual Studio
9 4 (2.45%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.23%) Selenium
11 1 (0.61%) Ant
11 1 (0.61%) Chocolatey
11 1 (0.61%) JMeter
11 1 (0.61%) Maven
11 1 (0.61%) The Grinder
11 1 (0.61%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.61%) WiX
General
1 26 (15.95%) Finance
2 10 (6.13%) Back Office
3 8 (4.91%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.29%) Banking
4 7 (4.29%) Retail
5 5 (3.07%) Marketing
6 4 (2.45%) Electronics
6 4 (2.45%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.84%) Private Banking
8 2 (1.23%) Legal
9 1 (0.61%) Games
9 1 (0.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 44 (26.99%) DevOps Engineer
2 33 (20.25%) Platform Engineer
3 24 (14.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 24 (14.72%) Linux Engineer
4 17 (10.43%) Lead DevOps
5 15 (9.20%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 15 (9.20%) Linux Support
6 14 (8.59%) Analyst
6 14 (8.59%) Server Analyst
6 14 (8.59%) Server Support
6 14 (8.59%) Server Support Analyst
6 14 (8.59%) Support Analyst
7 13 (7.98%) Administrator
7 13 (7.98%) AWS Engineer
7 13 (7.98%) Systems Engineer
8 12 (7.36%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (5.52%) Architect
9 9 (5.52%) Azure Engineer
9 9 (5.52%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (4.29%) Windows DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.98%) .NET
2 12 (7.36%) LAMP
3 8 (4.91%) LEMP Stack
4 7 (4.29%) Web Services
5 6 (3.68%) JSON
5 6 (3.68%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (3.07%) 802.1X
6 5 (3.07%) FreeSWITCH
7 4 (2.45%) Django
7 4 (2.45%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (1.84%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (1.84%) Middleware
9 2 (1.23%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (1.23%) boto
9 2 (1.23%) HTML
9 2 (1.23%) LDAP
9 2 (1.23%) React
9 2 (1.23%) Sensu
9 2 (1.23%) Spark Streaming
9 2 (1.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.59%) Computer Science
2 8 (4.91%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (4.29%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.29%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (3.07%) Cybercrime
4 5 (3.07%) Replication
4 5 (3.07%) Robotics
5 3 (1.84%) Fintech
5 3 (1.84%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.84%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.84%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (1.23%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.23%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.61%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 129 (79.14%) Linux
2 87 (53.37%) Windows
3 31 (19.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 31 (19.02%) Ubuntu
4 27 (16.56%) Unix
5 20 (12.27%) CentOS
6 17 (10.43%) Windows Server
7 14 (8.59%) Debian
8 13 (7.98%) Fedora
9 7 (4.29%) Solaris
9 7 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (3.68%) Windows 10
11 5 (3.07%) Windows 7
12 4 (2.45%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.84%) SUSE
13 3 (1.84%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.23%) MVS
14 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (53.99%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (47.85%) DevOps
3 63 (38.65%) Configuration Management
4 59 (36.20%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (22.09%) Scrum
6 34 (20.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 31 (19.02%) Deployment Automation
8 29 (17.79%) ITIL
9 27 (16.56%) DSDM
9 27 (16.56%) RUP
10 23 (14.11%) Test Automation
11 22 (13.50%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (12.88%) Service Management
13 19 (11.66%) Continuous Delivery
13 19 (11.66%) Continuous Improvement
14 18 (11.04%) Open Source
15 17 (10.43%) Software Engineering
16 15 (9.20%) Task Automation
17 14 (8.59%) Storage Management
18 13 (7.98%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 83 (50.92%) Python
2 78 (47.85%) Bash Shell
3 61 (37.42%) PowerShell
4 54 (33.13%) SQL
5 36 (22.09%) Ruby
6 25 (15.34%) Shell Script
7 18 (11.04%) C
8 13 (7.98%) Java
9 9 (5.52%) JavaScript
10 7 (4.29%) PHP
11 5 (3.07%) Perl
12 3 (1.84%) Go
12 3 (1.84%) Scala
13 2 (1.23%) C#
13 2 (1.23%) C++
13 2 (1.23%) C-shell
13 2 (1.23%) Korn
Qualifications
1 20 (12.27%) Degree
1 20 (12.27%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.98%) DV Cleared
3 11 (6.75%) MCSE
3 11 (6.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (4.91%) CCNA
5 8 (4.91%) CISSP
5 8 (4.91%) CompTIA Security+
5 8 (4.91%) GIAC
5 8 (4.91%) Linux+ Certification
5 8 (4.91%) Network+ Certification
5 8 (4.91%) SANS
5 8 (4.91%) SSCP
6 2 (1.23%) CCA
6 2 (1.23%) CCAA
6 2 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.61%) CCNP
7 1 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.82%) QA
2 4 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.23%) COBIT
4 2 (1.23%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 100 (61.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (34.97%) KVM
3 55 (33.74%) Docker
4 52 (31.90%) VirtualBox
5 35 (21.47%) XenServer
6 34 (20.86%) Hyper-V
7 31 (19.02%) vSphere
8 30 (18.40%) Active Directory
9 28 (17.18%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (9.20%) NFS
11 12 (7.36%) QEMU
12 9 (5.52%) Samba
13 7 (4.29%) pfSense
13 7 (4.29%) SRDF
14 6 (3.68%) iptables
15 5 (3.07%) Dovecot
15 5 (3.07%) Postfix
16 4 (2.45%) Varnish
17 3 (1.84%) PowerDNS
17 3 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 95 (58.28%) Puppet
2 92 (56.44%) Ansible
3 69 (42.33%) Opscode Chef
4 41 (25.15%) Kubernetes
5 26 (15.95%) Nagios
6 23 (14.11%) Docker Swarm
7 21 (12.88%) vCenter Server
8 19 (11.66%) Cobbler
9 18 (11.04%) Terraform
10 17 (10.43%) Tivoli
10 17 (10.43%) ZABBIX
11 13 (7.98%) OpenNMS
12 10 (6.13%) SCCM
13 7 (4.29%) Salt
14 6 (3.68%) Icinga
15 5 (3.07%) Graphite
15 5 (3.07%) Proxmox
16 4 (2.45%) HAProxy
17 3 (1.84%) Kibana
17 3 (1.84%) logstash
Vendors
1 118 (72.39%) VMware
2 54 (33.13%) Microsoft
3 39 (23.93%) Oracle
4 33 (20.25%) Red Hat
5 24 (14.72%) Google
6 20 (12.27%) Cisco
7 17 (10.43%) EnterpriseDB
8 15 (9.20%) Cloudera
8 15 (9.20%) EMC
8 15 (9.20%) Hortonworks
8 15 (9.20%) NetApp
9 13 (7.98%) Citrix
9 13 (7.98%) SolarWinds
10 10 (6.13%) Dell
10 10 (6.13%) IBM
11 7 (4.29%) HP
11 7 (4.29%) Intel
12 6 (3.68%) SonicWALL
12 6 (3.68%) WatchGuard
13 5 (3.07%) BT