Period
to 12 December 2019

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 12 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Xen Project
UK
6 months to
12 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 970 1025 1007
Rank change year-on-year +55 -18 -106
Permanent jobs citing Xen 88 122 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.076% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.39% 0.50% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 67 83 174
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% -12.50% +9.09%
10th Percentile £31,500 £25,800 £36,250
90th Percentile £84,000 £91,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £43,750 £60,000
% change year-on-year +25.71% -27.08% +41.18%

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 22,851 24,468 23,267
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.17% 15.34% 12.97%
Number of salaries quoted 18,794 19,968 19,368
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

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 12 December 2019.

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 12 December 2019. 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 +43 72 £55,000 +4.76% 18
London +73 39 £62,500 +13.64% 7
UK excluding London +31 38 £55,000 +25.71% 12
South West +14 17 £52,500 +16.67% 1
South East +48 11 £57,500 +43.75% 2
Scotland +19 5 - - 1
North of England +36 3 £42,500 -19.05% 4
Yorkshire +20 3 £42,500 -27.66% 2
East of England +56 2 £57,500 +4.55% 4

For the 6 months to 12 December 2019, 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 75 (85.23%) Linux
2 69 (78.41%) VMware
3 54 (61.36%) Python
4 52 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 51 (57.95%) Puppet
6 46 (52.27%) AWS
6 46 (52.27%) Ansible
7 38 (43.18%) Azure
7 38 (43.18%) Windows
8 37 (42.05%) Microsoft
8 37 (42.05%) Bash Shell
8 37 (42.05%) DevOps
9 36 (40.91%) KVM
10 32 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
11 31 (35.23%) OpenStack
12 30 (34.09%) PowerShell
12 30 (34.09%) CentOS
13 29 (32.95%) Ubuntu
14 28 (31.82%) Docker
15 24 (27.27%) Salt
15 24 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 24 (27.27%) Configuration Management
16 23 (26.14%) Hyper-V
16 23 (26.14%) Terraform
17 22 (25.00%) Unix
17 22 (25.00%) Perl
18 21 (23.86%) Ruby
19 18 (20.45%) Google
19 18 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
19 18 (20.45%) Kubernetes

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 31 (35.23%) OpenStack
2 8 (9.09%) CloudStack
3 6 (6.82%) Apache
4 5 (5.68%) GlassFish
5 4 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (4.55%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.14%) Alfresco
6 1 (1.14%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.14%) Gliffy
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 46 (52.27%) AWS
2 38 (43.18%) Azure
3 17 (19.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 15 (17.05%) GCP
4 15 (17.05%) IaaS
5 12 (13.64%) DigitalOcean
5 12 (13.64%) Linode
6 5 (5.68%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (5.68%) SaaS
7 4 (4.55%) Amazon S3
7 4 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (4.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (2.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (2.27%) GitHub
8 2 (2.27%) PaaS
9 1 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.14%) G Suite
9 1 (1.14%) Office 365
9 1 (1.14%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (1.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.18%) Firewall
2 14 (15.91%) TCP/IP
3 8 (9.09%) DNS
4 7 (7.95%) SSH
5 6 (6.82%) SNMP
5 6 (6.82%) VLAN
5 6 (6.82%) VoIP
6 5 (5.68%) AMQP
6 5 (5.68%) DHCP
6 5 (5.68%) LAN
6 5 (5.68%) WAN
7 4 (4.55%) SAN
8 2 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (2.27%) VPN
8 2 (2.27%) VSAN
9 1 (1.14%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.14%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (1.14%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.36%) MySQL
1 10 (11.36%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (7.95%) Big Data
3 6 (6.82%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.68%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (4.55%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.27%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.14%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (15.91%) Jenkins
2 11 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 10 (11.36%) Subversion
4 7 (7.95%) JIRA
5 6 (6.82%) Selenium
6 5 (5.68%) Bugzilla
6 5 (5.68%) CruiseControl
6 5 (5.68%) TeamCity
7 4 (4.55%) Axure RP
7 4 (4.55%) CircleCI
8 2 (2.27%) Artifactory
8 2 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (2.27%) Vagrant
8 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (1.14%) Burp Suite
9 1 (1.14%) GitLab
9 1 (1.14%) GoCD
9 1 (1.14%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.14%) VersionOne
General
1 9 (10.23%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (9.09%) Finance
3 5 (5.68%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.55%) Local Government
4 4 (4.55%) Public Sector
5 3 (3.41%) Legal
6 1 (1.14%) Back Office
6 1 (1.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (23.86%) Platform Engineer
2 13 (14.77%) Administrator
2 13 (14.77%) Linux Engineer
3 12 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 9 (10.23%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (7.95%) AWS Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (6.82%) Junior
7 6 (6.82%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 5 (5.68%) Consultant
8 5 (5.68%) DevOps Specialist
8 5 (5.68%) Support Specialist
9 4 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.55%) Azure DevOps
9 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 4 (4.55%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Open Source Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) Platform Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.64%) boto
2 11 (12.50%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (5.68%) LAMP
3 5 (5.68%) LDAP
4 4 (4.55%) Web Services
5 2 (2.27%) .NET
5 2 (2.27%) Kafka
5 2 (2.27%) Sensu
6 1 (1.14%) JRuby
6 1 (1.14%) JSON
6 1 (1.14%) OAuth
6 1 (1.14%) REST
6 1 (1.14%) SAML
6 1 (1.14%) Servlets
6 1 (1.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.64%) Virtual Team
2 11 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 10 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.95%) Enterprise Storage
5 5 (5.68%) Public Cloud
6 4 (4.55%) Clustering
6 4 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (3.41%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.14%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (1.14%) Cyberattack
9 1 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (1.14%) PKI
9 1 (1.14%) Replication
9 1 (1.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 75 (85.23%) Linux
2 38 (43.18%) Windows
3 30 (34.09%) CentOS
4 29 (32.95%) Ubuntu
5 24 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (25.00%) Unix
7 17 (19.32%) Windows Server
8 13 (14.77%) Fedora
9 9 (10.23%) Debian
10 5 (5.68%) Solaris
10 5 (5.68%) SUSE
11 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (42.05%) DevOps
2 24 (27.27%) Configuration Management
3 18 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 15 (17.05%) Test Automation
6 14 (15.91%) Task Automation
7 13 (14.77%) Fintech
8 10 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (11.36%) ITIL
9 8 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (9.09%) Service Delivery
10 7 (7.95%) Acceptance Criteria
10 7 (7.95%) High Availability
10 7 (7.95%) SDLC
10 7 (7.95%) Service Management
10 7 (7.95%) V-Model
10 7 (7.95%) Waterfall
11 6 (6.82%) Computer Science
11 6 (6.82%) Open Source
11 6 (6.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 54 (61.36%) Python
2 37 (42.05%) Bash Shell
3 30 (34.09%) PowerShell
4 22 (25.00%) Perl
5 21 (23.86%) Ruby
6 13 (14.77%) SQL
7 7 (7.95%) C
8 6 (6.82%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.55%) Java
10 3 (3.41%) PHP
11 2 (2.27%) Go
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) CCNA
1 10 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (9.09%) Degree
3 6 (6.82%) CCNP
4 4 (4.55%) CISSP
5 3 (3.41%) CompTIA Security+
5 3 (3.41%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.41%) GIAC
5 3 (3.41%) Linux+ Certification
5 3 (3.41%) MCSE
5 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.41%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (3.41%) SANS
5 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.41%) SSCP
6 2 (2.27%) VCAP
6 2 (2.27%) VCP6
6 2 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.14%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (40.91%) KVM
3 28 (31.82%) Docker
4 23 (26.14%) Hyper-V
5 16 (18.18%) vSphere
6 12 (13.64%) NFS
6 12 (13.64%) VirtualBox
7 11 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 11 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
8 9 (10.23%) Samba
9 8 (9.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 5 (5.68%) DRBD
10 5 (5.68%) iptables
10 5 (5.68%) QEMU
10 5 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (4.55%) Btrfs
11 4 (4.55%) Ceph
11 4 (4.55%) XenApp
12 2 (2.27%) LXC
Systems Management
1 51 (57.95%) Puppet
2 46 (52.27%) Ansible
3 32 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (27.27%) Salt
5 23 (26.14%) Terraform
6 18 (20.45%) Kubernetes
7 13 (14.77%) Nagios
8 8 (9.09%) Docker Swarm
8 8 (9.09%) vCenter Server
8 8 (9.09%) ZABBIX
9 7 (7.95%) OpenNMS
10 5 (5.68%) Cobbler
10 5 (5.68%) Oracle ZFS
10 5 (5.68%) SELinux
11 4 (4.55%) Mesos
12 3 (3.41%) EMC VPLEX
12 3 (3.41%) Grafana
12 3 (3.41%) WSUS
13 2 (2.27%) PowerCLI
13 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 69 (78.41%) VMware
2 37 (42.05%) Microsoft
3 18 (20.45%) Google
4 17 (19.32%) Red Hat
5 14 (15.91%) Oracle
6 12 (13.64%) Cisco
7 8 (9.09%) Dell
8 7 (7.95%) Cloudera
8 7 (7.95%) EMC
8 7 (7.95%) Hortonworks
8 7 (7.95%) NetApp
8 7 (7.95%) SolarWinds
9 5 (5.68%) Atlassian
9 5 (5.68%) Citrix
9 5 (5.68%) Juniper
9 5 (5.68%) Veeam
10 4 (4.55%) Ivanti
10 4 (4.55%) SaltStack
10 4 (4.55%) ServiceNow
11 3 (3.41%) DataCore