Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Xen Project
UK
6 months to
27 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 719 927 1023
Rank change year-on-year +208 +96 -17
Permanent jobs citing Xen 57 79 104
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.063% 0.069%
As % of the System Software category 0.47% 0.37% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 55 75 81
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76% -12.50%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,350 £27,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £84,750 £91,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +29.41% -29.17%

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 12,048 21,299 23,203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.46% 17.06% 15.49%
Number of salaries quoted 10,071 17,602 19,116
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,500 £25,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +6.25%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +245 54 £55,000 - 8
UK excluding London +192 36 £52,500 -4.55% 6
South West +73 22 £32,500 -36.59%
London +177 15 £58,750 -6.00% 2
Work from Home -63 14 £55,000 -12.00% 1
East of England +105 10 £62,500 +13.64% 3
North of England +94 4 £55,000 +29.41% 2
Yorkshire +54 3 £55,000 +29.41%
North West +69 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 53 (92.98%) VMware
2 48 (84.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (84.21%) Linux
3 36 (63.16%) Hyper-V
4 34 (59.65%) Bash Shell
4 34 (59.65%) Windows
5 33 (57.89%) Ansible
6 31 (54.39%) PowerShell
7 30 (52.63%) Azure
8 28 (49.12%) Python
9 24 (42.11%) AWS
10 23 (40.35%) KVM
11 22 (38.60%) DNS
12 21 (36.84%) Ubuntu
12 21 (36.84%) Firewall
12 21 (36.84%) Terraform
12 21 (36.84%) Windows Server
13 19 (33.33%) DevOps
14 17 (29.82%) Opscode Chef
14 17 (29.82%) Red Hat
15 16 (28.07%) Debian
16 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
16 15 (26.32%) DHCP
17 14 (24.56%) Perl
17 14 (24.56%) Degree
17 14 (24.56%) CentOS
17 14 (24.56%) Salt
17 14 (24.56%) IaaS
18 13 (22.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 12 (21.05%) Data Centre

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 9 (15.79%) Apache
2 7 (12.28%) OpenStack
3 3 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.51%) Confluence
4 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 30 (52.63%) Azure
2 24 (42.11%) AWS
3 14 (24.56%) IaaS
4 9 (15.79%) GCP
5 7 (12.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (10.53%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (10.53%) PaaS
6 6 (10.53%) SaaS
7 5 (8.77%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (8.77%) DigitalOcean
7 5 (8.77%) Linode
8 3 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (5.26%) CloudFront
9 2 (3.51%) Office 365
9 2 (3.51%) Sumo Logic
10 1 (1.75%) Apigee
10 1 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (1.75%) GitHub
10 1 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (38.60%) DNS
2 21 (36.84%) Firewall
3 15 (26.32%) DHCP
4 12 (21.05%) Internet
5 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 6 (10.53%) VLAN
5 6 (10.53%) VPN
6 5 (8.77%) AMQP
6 5 (8.77%) SAN
7 3 (5.26%) FTP
7 3 (5.26%) NAS
7 3 (5.26%) SSL
8 2 (3.51%) LAN
8 2 (3.51%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (3.51%) WAN
9 1 (1.75%) BGP
9 1 (1.75%) OSPF
9 1 (1.75%) VoIP
9 1 (1.75%) WebEx
9 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) CouchDB
1 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.04%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.02%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.77%) GitLab
3 3 (5.26%) GoCD
3 3 (5.26%) Mercurial
4 2 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (3.51%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.51%) JIRA
5 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (8.77%) Games
2 3 (5.26%) Advertising
2 3 (5.26%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Back Office
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (24.56%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Operations Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Site Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) IT Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Lead DevOps
5 6 (10.53%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Senior DevOps
5 6 (10.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Service Desk Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) DevOps Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) DevOps Administrator
9 2 (3.51%) Python Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Ubuntu Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) boto
1 5 (8.77%) RabbitMQ
1 5 (8.77%) React
2 4 (7.02%) JSON
3 3 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (5.26%) LDAP
4 1 (1.75%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 11 (19.30%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (14.04%) Clustering
3 8 (14.04%) Public Cloud
4 7 (12.28%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (8.77%) Virtual Team
6 3 (5.26%) Device Driver
6 3 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.75%) User Experience
7 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (84.21%) Linux
2 34 (59.65%) Windows
3 21 (36.84%) Ubuntu
3 21 (36.84%) Windows Server
4 16 (28.07%) Debian
5 14 (24.56%) CentOS
6 11 (19.30%) Unix
7 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (7.02%) Fedora
10 3 (5.26%) VMS
11 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) DevOps
2 13 (22.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (15.79%) Migration
4 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (12.28%) Computer Science
5 7 (12.28%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (8.77%) Observability
7 4 (7.02%) Deployment Automation
7 4 (7.02%) Fintech
7 4 (7.02%) High Availability
7 4 (7.02%) ITIL
7 4 (7.02%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.02%) Open Source
7 4 (7.02%) Proactive Monitoring
7 4 (7.02%) Release Management
8 3 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (5.26%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 34 (59.65%) Bash Shell
2 31 (54.39%) PowerShell
3 28 (49.12%) Python
4 14 (24.56%) Perl
5 12 (21.05%) Shell Script
6 11 (19.30%) Ruby
7 7 (12.28%) C
8 4 (7.02%) C++
8 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
9 3 (5.26%) AWK
9 3 (5.26%) Java
9 3 (5.26%) Jython
9 3 (5.26%) sed
9 3 (5.26%) SQL
10 1 (1.75%) Go
Qualifications
1 14 (24.56%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (5.26%) RHCE
2 3 (5.26%) RHCSA
3 1 (1.75%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.75%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.75%) CCNA
3 1 (1.75%) CCNP
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.75%) CISSP
3 1 (1.75%) MCTS
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 48 (84.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (63.16%) Hyper-V
3 23 (40.35%) KVM
4 12 (21.05%) Ceph
5 10 (17.54%) Samba
6 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
6 9 (15.79%) Docker
7 8 (14.04%) Btrfs
7 8 (14.04%) DRBD
8 5 (8.77%) Firmware
9 4 (7.02%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (5.26%) OCFS2
10 3 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (5.26%) Postfix
10 3 (5.26%) qmail
10 3 (5.26%) Sendmail
10 3 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 33 (57.89%) Ansible
2 21 (36.84%) Terraform
3 17 (29.82%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (24.56%) Salt
5 9 (15.79%) Kubernetes
5 9 (15.79%) Nagios
6 8 (14.04%) Oracle ZFS
7 7 (12.28%) Puppet
8 6 (10.53%) Check_MK
9 4 (7.02%) Proxmox
10 3 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (5.26%) Graphite
10 3 (5.26%) Kibana
10 3 (5.26%) logstash
10 3 (5.26%) SELinux
11 2 (3.51%) Cobbler
11 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 2 (3.51%) SCCM
12 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
12 1 (1.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (92.98%) VMware
2 17 (29.82%) Red Hat
3 15 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 10 (17.54%) Google
5 9 (15.79%) Citrix
6 6 (10.53%) Oracle
7 3 (5.26%) Cisco
7 3 (5.26%) HP
8 2 (3.51%) Atlassian
8 2 (3.51%) New Relic
8 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.75%) Dell
9 1 (1.75%) EMC
9 1 (1.75%) Splunk