Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Xen Project
UK
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 773 919 1048
Rank change year-on-year +146 +129 -12
Permanent jobs citing Xen 65 66 82
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.058% 0.055%
As % of the System Software category 0.42% 0.34% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 49 59 64
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,750 £29,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £29,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% -16.67%
75th Percentile £68,750 £61,250 £63,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £83,250 £79,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -25.00%

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 15,447 19,485 23,985
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.60% 17.12% 16.11%
Number of salaries quoted 12,570 16,056 19,659
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £26,000
25th Percentile £38,750 £35,000 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +112 58 £58,750 +6.82% 10
UK excluding London +103 37 £55,000 +10.00% 7
London +104 17 £60,000 -4.00% 3
South West +27 17 £32,500 +8.33% 2
East of England +67 14 £62,500 +13.64%
Work from Home -112 14 £70,000 +12.00% 1
South East +78 3 £55,000 -4.35% 2
North of England +35 3 £55,000 +25.71% 1
Yorkshire +2 3 £55,000 +107.55% 1

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 60 (92.31%) VMware
2 54 (83.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (76.92%) Hyper-V
4 46 (70.77%) PowerShell
4 46 (70.77%) Linux
5 43 (66.15%) Ansible
6 41 (63.08%) Azure
7 38 (58.46%) Bash Shell
7 38 (58.46%) Windows
8 33 (50.77%) DevOps
9 31 (47.69%) Python
10 29 (44.62%) Terraform
10 29 (44.62%) Opscode Chef
11 26 (40.00%) Windows Server
11 26 (40.00%) Salt
12 22 (33.85%) DNS
12 22 (33.85%) Perl
12 22 (33.85%) Firewall
13 21 (32.31%) KVM
14 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
15 18 (27.69%) AWS
16 17 (26.15%) Docker
16 17 (26.15%) Mentoring
16 17 (26.15%) Kubernetes
16 17 (26.15%) Red Hat
17 16 (24.62%) Ruby
17 16 (24.62%) Migration
17 16 (24.62%) Greenfield Project
18 15 (23.08%) Data Centre
18 15 (23.08%) Debian

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 (13.85%) Apache
2 6 (9.23%) Confluence
3 3 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.08%) nginx
4 2 (3.08%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 41 (63.08%) Azure
2 18 (27.69%) AWS
3 13 (20.00%) IaaS
3 13 (20.00%) PaaS
4 8 (12.31%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (12.31%) SaaS
5 7 (10.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (9.23%) GCP
7 5 (7.69%) Adobe Analytics
7 5 (7.69%) AWS CodePipeline
7 5 (7.69%) Datadog
7 5 (7.69%) Google Analytics
7 5 (7.69%) Serverless
8 3 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (4.62%) CloudFront
8 3 (4.62%) Sumo Logic
9 2 (3.08%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (3.08%) Linode
10 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (1.54%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (33.85%) DNS
1 22 (33.85%) Firewall
2 12 (18.46%) DHCP
3 9 (13.85%) Internet
4 8 (12.31%) VLAN
4 8 (12.31%) VPN
5 5 (7.69%) HTTP
5 5 (7.69%) SSL
6 3 (4.62%) FTP
6 3 (4.62%) NAS
6 3 (4.62%) SAN
7 1 (1.54%) AMQP
7 1 (1.54%) LAN
7 1 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.54%) SSH
7 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) CouchDB
3 4 (6.15%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.15%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.62%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (4.62%) MySQL
5 2 (3.08%) Big Data
5 2 (3.08%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 9 (13.85%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.23%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.23%) JIRA
3 5 (7.69%) CircleCI
4 4 (6.15%) GitLab
5 3 (4.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (4.62%) Bitbucket
5 3 (4.62%) GoCD
5 3 (4.62%) Mercurial
6 2 (3.08%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.54%) GDB
7 1 (1.54%) Valgrind
General
1 7 (10.77%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Marketing
2 5 (7.69%) Public Sector
3 4 (6.15%) Games
4 3 (4.62%) Advertising
5 2 (3.08%) Legal
6 1 (1.54%) Back Office
6 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (41.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (23.08%) Lead DevOps
2 15 (23.08%) Lead DevOps Engineer
3 10 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (13.85%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (13.85%) Senior DevOps
4 9 (13.85%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 6 (9.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Architect
6 5 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Senior Architect
6 5 (7.69%) Senior Technical Architect
6 5 (7.69%) Technical Architect
7 4 (6.15%) IT Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Site Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) DevOps Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Service Desk Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) Node.js
2 5 (7.69%) RESTful
2 5 (7.69%) Web Services
3 3 (4.62%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (4.62%) LDAP
4 2 (3.08%) boto
4 2 (3.08%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (3.08%) PHP-FPM
5 1 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.54%) React
5 1 (1.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (24.62%) Greenfield Project
2 15 (23.08%) Data Centre
3 13 (20.00%) Public Cloud
4 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (9.23%) Clustering
6 5 (7.69%) Blog
7 4 (6.15%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (4.62%) Device Driver
9 2 (3.08%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (1.54%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (1.54%) Cybercrime
10 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.54%) iPhone
10 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (70.77%) Linux
2 38 (58.46%) Windows
3 26 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 15 (23.08%) Debian
4 15 (23.08%) Ubuntu
5 14 (21.54%) CentOS
6 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (9.23%) Fedora
8 6 (9.23%) Unix
9 3 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (4.62%) VMS
10 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (50.77%) DevOps
2 17 (26.15%) Mentoring
3 16 (24.62%) Migration
4 13 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (16.92%) Configuration Management
6 10 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 9 (13.85%) Computer Science
7 9 (13.85%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (12.31%) Infrastructure as Code
8 8 (12.31%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
9 7 (10.77%) Task Automation
9 7 (10.77%) Test Automation
10 5 (7.69%) Analytics
10 5 (7.69%) BDD
10 5 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
10 5 (7.69%) ITIL
10 5 (7.69%) Kanban
10 5 (7.69%) Open Source
10 5 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 46 (70.77%) PowerShell
2 38 (58.46%) Bash Shell
3 31 (47.69%) Python
4 22 (33.85%) Perl
5 16 (24.62%) Ruby
6 10 (15.38%) Shell Script
7 9 (13.85%) Java
8 6 (9.23%) C
8 6 (9.23%) Go
9 4 (6.15%) SQL
10 3 (4.62%) AWK
10 3 (4.62%) Jython
10 3 (4.62%) sed
11 2 (3.08%) PHP
12 1 (1.54%) C++
12 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) Degree
2 8 (12.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.62%) RHCE
4 3 (4.62%) RHCSA
4 3 (4.62%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) CCNA
5 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.08%) CISSP
5 2 (3.08%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (3.08%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) GIAC
5 2 (3.08%) Linux+ Certification
5 2 (3.08%) MCSE
5 2 (3.08%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (3.08%) SANS
5 2 (3.08%) SSCP
6 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (83.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (76.92%) Hyper-V
3 21 (32.31%) KVM
4 17 (26.15%) Docker
5 12 (18.46%) Samba
6 9 (13.85%) Active Directory
7 6 (9.23%) Btrfs
7 6 (9.23%) Ceph
7 6 (9.23%) DRBD
8 4 (6.15%) VirtualBox
8 4 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (4.62%) Firmware
9 3 (4.62%) OCFS2
9 3 (4.62%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (4.62%) Postfix
9 3 (4.62%) qmail
9 3 (4.62%) Sendmail
9 3 (4.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (4.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (3.08%) NFS
Systems Management
1 43 (66.15%) Ansible
2 29 (44.62%) Opscode Chef
2 29 (44.62%) Terraform
3 26 (40.00%) Salt
4 17 (26.15%) Kubernetes
5 11 (16.92%) Nagios
6 9 (13.85%) Puppet
7 6 (9.23%) Check_MK
7 6 (9.23%) Oracle ZFS
8 5 (7.69%) Prometheus
9 3 (4.62%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (4.62%) Graphite
9 3 (4.62%) Kibana
9 3 (4.62%) logstash
9 3 (4.62%) SELinux
10 2 (3.08%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (3.08%) OpenNMS
10 2 (3.08%) vCenter Server
10 2 (3.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 60 (92.31%) VMware
2 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
3 17 (26.15%) Red Hat
4 14 (21.54%) Citrix
5 11 (16.92%) Google
6 8 (12.31%) New Relic
7 6 (9.23%) Oracle
8 5 (7.69%) Adobe
8 5 (7.69%) AppDynamics
8 5 (7.69%) Dynatrace
9 3 (4.62%) Atlassian
9 3 (4.62%) HP
10 2 (3.08%) Cloudera
10 2 (3.08%) Dell
10 2 (3.08%) EMC
10 2 (3.08%) Hortonworks
10 2 (3.08%) NetApp
10 2 (3.08%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.54%) Cisco
11 1 (1.54%) SaltStack