Period
to 20 November 2017

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 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Xen Project
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 969 881 824
Rank change year-on-year -88 -57 +103
Permanent jobs citing Xen 220 346 511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 0.95% 1.49% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 198 289 410
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £35,350 £36,250 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £76,500 £92,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £60,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +41.18% -10.53% +18.75%

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 23182 23194 24820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.90% 12.40% 11.35%
Number of salaries quoted 19404 19481 20702
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -76 213 £60,000 +9.09% 19
UK excluding London -21 113 £60,000 +41.18% 10
London -72 106 £60,000 -7.69% 10
North of England -33 52 £60,000 +41.18% 3
Yorkshire -25 28 £60,000 +41.18% 1
South East +39 25 £55,000 +37.50% 2
North West -17 24 £60,000 +41.18% 2
Midlands +17 14 £35,000 -22.22% 1
East Midlands +31 13 £35,000 -24.73% 1
East of England +2 10 £65,000 +18.18% 1
South West -5 6 £53,750 -14.00% 2
Scotland -14 6 £40,000 +14.29% 1
West Midlands +8 1 £18,000 -57.14%

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing Xen also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Xen.

1 186 (84.55%) Linux
2 147 (66.82%) VMware
3 143 (65.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 129 (58.64%) Puppet
5 123 (55.91%) DevOps
6 113 (51.36%) Agile Software Development
7 108 (49.09%) Python
7 108 (49.09%) Opscode Chef
8 100 (45.45%) OpenStack
9 94 (42.73%) Ruby
10 89 (40.45%) Bash Shell
11 82 (37.27%) Ansible
12 81 (36.82%) Continuous Integration
12 81 (36.82%) Oracle
13 78 (35.45%) Windows
14 77 (35.00%) Configuration Management
15 76 (34.55%) Unix
16 73 (33.18%) Firewall
17 70 (31.82%) SQL
18 59 (26.82%) Microsoft
19 56 (25.45%) TCP/IP
20 55 (25.00%) XenServer
20 55 (25.00%) KVM
21 54 (24.55%) vSphere
21 54 (24.55%) Cisco
21 54 (24.55%) Scrum
21 54 (24.55%) Shell Script
22 53 (24.09%) Tivoli
22 53 (24.09%) DSDM
22 53 (24.09%) RUP

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
1 100 (45.45%) OpenStack
2 53 (24.09%) CloudStack
3 17 (7.73%) Apache
4 14 (6.36%) JBoss
4 14 (6.36%) MS Exchange
4 14 (6.36%) nginx
5 12 (5.45%) WebLogic
5 12 (5.45%) WebSphere
6 10 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (4.09%) IIS
8 8 (3.64%) SharePoint
8 8 (3.64%) Tomcat
9 7 (3.18%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.82%) Confluence
11 2 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.91%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.45%) Liferay
12 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 41 (18.64%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (10.45%) SaaS
3 11 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (4.09%) IaaS
5 8 (3.64%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (2.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (2.27%) Office 365
8 3 (1.36%) DigitalOcean
8 3 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.36%) Loggly
8 3 (1.36%) Sumo Logic
9 2 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.91%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.91%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 73 (33.18%) Firewall
2 56 (25.45%) TCP/IP
3 37 (16.82%) DNS
4 22 (10.00%) VPN
5 18 (8.18%) DHCP
6 16 (7.27%) VoIP
6 16 (7.27%) Wireless
7 13 (5.91%) SAN
8 10 (4.55%) LAN
9 9 (4.09%) HTTP
10 7 (3.18%) MPLS
10 7 (3.18%) NetScaler
10 7 (3.18%) WAN
11 6 (2.73%) Internet
11 6 (2.73%) Kerberos
11 6 (2.73%) LDAP
11 6 (2.73%) SSL
12 5 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.36%) Skype
14 2 (0.91%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (18.18%) MySQL
2 22 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (6.36%) SQL Server
4 10 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (4.55%) MongoDB
5 9 (4.09%) RDBMS
5 9 (4.09%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.64%) Redis
7 5 (2.27%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.82%) Big Data
9 3 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.36%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.36%) Riak
10 2 (0.91%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 42 (19.09%) Git (software)
1 42 (19.09%) Jenkins
2 19 (8.64%) Subversion
3 18 (8.18%) TeamCity
4 13 (5.91%) Travis CI
5 12 (5.45%) Vagrant
6 7 (3.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (3.18%) GoCD
7 5 (2.27%) NuGet
8 4 (1.82%) Geb
8 4 (1.82%) IntelliJ
8 4 (1.82%) JIRA
8 4 (1.82%) JMeter
8 4 (1.82%) PHPUnit
8 4 (1.82%) Robot Framework
8 4 (1.82%) Selenium
8 4 (1.82%) TestRail
8 4 (1.82%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.36%) GitLab
10 1 (0.45%) Artifactory
General
1 15 (6.82%) Finance
2 12 (5.45%) Games
3 6 (2.73%) Retail
4 4 (1.82%) Banking
4 4 (1.82%) Marketing
5 3 (1.36%) Law
6 2 (0.91%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.45%) Advertising
7 1 (0.45%) Back Office
7 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 95 (43.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 45 (20.45%) Operations Engineer
3 43 (19.55%) Platform Engineer
4 38 (17.27%) Linux Engineer
5 35 (15.91%) IT Engineer
6 22 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
7 20 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
7 20 (9.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 19 (8.64%) Administrator
8 19 (8.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 19 (8.64%) Systems Administrator
9 18 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (7.73%) Network Engineer
10 17 (7.73%) Senior IT Engineer
11 16 (7.27%) Senior Operations Engineer
12 15 (6.82%) Automation Engineer
12 15 (6.82%) Network Operations Engineer
13 14 (6.36%) Junior IT Engineer
13 14 (6.36%) Junior Operations Engineer
13 14 (6.36%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.64%) LAMP
2 18 (8.18%) RabbitMQ
3 16 (7.27%) .NET
4 9 (4.09%) ActiveMQ
4 9 (4.09%) LEMP Stack
5 8 (3.64%) Sensu
6 7 (3.18%) LAPP Stack
7 6 (2.73%) 802.1X
8 5 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (1.36%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.36%) Node.js
9 3 (1.36%) Web Services
10 2 (0.91%) CSS
10 2 (0.91%) HTML
10 2 (0.91%) PHP-FPM
11 1 (0.45%) FreeSWITCH
11 1 (0.45%) JSON
11 1 (0.45%) Middleware
11 1 (0.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.91%) Data Centre
2 21 (9.55%) Computer Science
3 15 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.55%) Blackberry
5 8 (3.64%) Clustering
6 7 (3.18%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.73%) Replication
8 5 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.82%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.36%) iPad
11 2 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.45%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.45%) Grid Computing
12 1 (0.45%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.45%) Online Games
12 1 (0.45%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.45%) Security Operations Centre
12 1 (0.45%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.45%) Social Media
12 1 (0.45%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 186 (84.55%) Linux
2 78 (35.45%) Windows
3 76 (34.55%) Unix
4 43 (19.55%) Windows Server
5 24 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (8.64%) CentOS
7 13 (5.91%) Debian
8 12 (5.45%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.82%) Android
10 4 (1.82%) CoreOS
10 4 (1.82%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.36%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.36%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.91%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.45%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.45%) Mesosphere
13 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (55.91%) DevOps
2 113 (51.36%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (36.82%) Continuous Integration
4 77 (35.00%) Configuration Management
5 54 (24.55%) Scrum
6 53 (24.09%) DSDM
6 53 (24.09%) RUP
7 34 (15.45%) Network Design
8 31 (14.09%) Ticket Management
9 28 (12.73%) ITIL
10 21 (9.55%) Software Engineering
11 19 (8.64%) User Acceptance Testing
12 18 (8.18%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (7.73%) Open Source
14 16 (7.27%) Auto-Scaling
15 15 (6.82%) Analytical Thinking
15 15 (6.82%) OWASP
16 14 (6.36%) Continuous Delivery
16 14 (6.36%) E-Commerce
16 14 (6.36%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 108 (49.09%) Python
2 94 (42.73%) Ruby
3 89 (40.45%) Bash Shell
4 70 (31.82%) SQL
5 54 (24.55%) Shell Script
6 33 (15.00%) PowerShell
7 28 (12.73%) Perl
8 20 (9.09%) Java
9 16 (7.27%) PHP
10 7 (3.18%) C
10 7 (3.18%) Groovy
11 4 (1.82%) C++
12 3 (1.36%) C#
12 3 (1.36%) Go
12 3 (1.36%) Scala
13 2 (0.91%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.45%) VB
14 1 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (12.73%) Degree
2 15 (6.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 14 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (5.91%) MCITP
4 13 (5.91%) MCSE
5 5 (2.27%) MCSA
6 2 (0.91%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.45%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.45%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.45%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (14.09%) SLA
2 26 (11.82%) QA
3 23 (10.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (10.45%) PCI DSS
4 6 (2.73%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.45%) FIPS 140-2
5 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 143 (65.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (25.00%) KVM
2 55 (25.00%) XenServer
3 54 (24.55%) vSphere
4 40 (18.18%) Docker
5 29 (13.18%) Active Directory
6 21 (9.55%) Hyper-V
7 16 (7.27%) XenApp
8 15 (6.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (6.82%) XenDesktop
9 14 (6.36%) VirtualBox
10 13 (5.91%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (3.18%) DFS Replication
12 7 (3.18%) vCloud
13 6 (2.73%) NFS
13 6 (2.73%) Snort
14 3 (1.36%) iptables
15 2 (0.91%) QEMU
15 2 (0.91%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 129 (58.64%) Puppet
2 108 (49.09%) Opscode Chef
3 82 (37.27%) Ansible
4 53 (24.09%) Cobbler
4 53 (24.09%) Tivoli
5 35 (15.91%) Terraform
6 20 (9.09%) Kubernetes
7 19 (8.64%) Packer
8 16 (7.27%) Nagios
9 14 (6.36%) SCCM
10 12 (5.45%) HAProxy
10 12 (5.45%) Salt
10 12 (5.45%) ZABBIX
11 9 (4.09%) logstash
12 7 (3.18%) Graphite
12 7 (3.18%) SCOM
12 7 (3.18%) SCOrch
12 7 (3.18%) ThinApp
12 7 (3.18%) XenMobile
13 4 (1.82%) Rancher
Vendors
1 147 (66.82%) VMware
2 81 (36.82%) Oracle
3 59 (26.82%) Microsoft
4 54 (24.55%) Cisco
5 52 (23.64%) EnterpriseDB
6 42 (19.09%) Juniper
7 35 (15.91%) Red Hat
8 33 (15.00%) Citrix
9 24 (10.91%) HP
10 14 (6.36%) AppSense
10 14 (6.36%) CheckPoint
11 10 (4.55%) EMC
11 10 (4.55%) IBM
12 9 (4.09%) Atlassian
12 9 (4.09%) F5
12 9 (4.09%) LANDesk
12 9 (4.09%) NetApp
12 9 (4.09%) Symantec
13 8 (3.64%) McAfee
13 8 (3.64%) SaltStack