Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Xen Project
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 899 896 868
Rank change year-on-year -3 -28 +28
Permanent jobs citing Xen 267 327 465
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.17% 1.37% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 246 269 359
UK median annual salary £57,500 £50,000 £50,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% -0.99% +6.32%
10th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £75,000 £93,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +35.29% - -5.56%

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 22831 23894 24834
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 12.47% 11.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19227 20102 20679
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 18 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Xen in the UK

Xen
Top 12 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 18 October 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 +9 253 £60,000 +20.00% 16
UK excluding London +49 141 £57,500 +35.29% 9
London -42 118 £60,000 -7.69% 7
North of England +14 84 £60,000 +41.18% 6
North West +10 44 £60,000 +41.18% 4
Yorkshire +7 40 £60,000 +41.18% 2
South East +59 23 £55,000 +46.67% 1
East Midlands +56 11 £35,000 -16.17% 1
Midlands +38 11 £35,000 -17.16% 1
South West -1 10 £58,750 -6.00% 1
East of England +13 7 £65,000 +18.18%
Scotland -3 6 £40,000 +14.29%

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 236 (88.39%) Linux
2 170 (63.67%) VMware
2 170 (63.67%) Puppet
3 168 (62.92%) Agile Software Development
4 164 (61.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 161 (60.30%) DevOps
6 146 (54.68%) Opscode Chef
7 134 (50.19%) Python
8 125 (46.82%) Continuous Integration
9 121 (45.32%) OpenStack
10 118 (44.19%) Ruby
11 113 (42.32%) Bash Shell
12 109 (40.82%) Ansible
13 98 (36.70%) Oracle
13 98 (36.70%) Configuration Management
14 97 (36.33%) Unix
15 91 (34.08%) Windows
16 90 (33.71%) SQL
17 87 (32.58%) Firewall
18 77 (28.84%) Shell Script
19 75 (28.09%) Scrum
19 75 (28.09%) XenServer
20 74 (27.72%) Microsoft
20 74 (27.72%) vSphere
21 73 (27.34%) Git (software)
22 72 (26.97%) DSDM
22 72 (26.97%) CloudStack
22 72 (26.97%) KVM
23 71 (26.59%) EnterpriseDB
24 69 (25.84%) 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
1 121 (45.32%) OpenStack
2 72 (26.97%) CloudStack
3 23 (8.61%) Apache
4 19 (7.12%) JBoss
5 17 (6.37%) nginx
5 17 (6.37%) WebLogic
5 17 (6.37%) WebSphere
6 15 (5.62%) Tomcat
7 11 (4.12%) MS Exchange
8 10 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (3.75%) IIS
9 9 (3.37%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (1.50%) Confluence
11 3 (1.12%) Jetty
12 2 (0.75%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.75%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (0.37%) Liferay
13 1 (0.37%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 47 (17.60%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.62%) SaaS
3 11 (4.12%) IaaS
3 11 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (3.75%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (3.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (1.12%) DigitalOcean
6 3 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.12%) Loggly
6 3 (1.12%) Office 365
6 3 (1.12%) Route 53
6 3 (1.12%) Sumo Logic
7 2 (0.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 87 (32.58%) Firewall
2 60 (22.47%) TCP/IP
3 28 (10.49%) DNS
4 21 (7.87%) VPN
5 18 (6.74%) VoIP
6 14 (5.24%) Wireless
7 12 (4.49%) LAN
7 12 (4.49%) SAN
8 9 (3.37%) MPLS
9 8 (3.00%) HTTP
9 8 (3.00%) WAN
10 7 (2.62%) Internet
10 7 (2.62%) NetScaler
11 6 (2.25%) SSL
12 5 (1.87%) DHCP
12 5 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.12%) Network Security
13 3 (1.12%) Skype
13 3 (1.12%) SNMP
13 3 (1.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (19.48%) MySQL
2 29 (10.86%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (5.24%) SQL Server
4 10 (3.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (3.37%) RDBMS
5 9 (3.37%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.00%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.62%) Redis
8 6 (2.25%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.50%) Big Data
9 4 (1.50%) CouchDB
9 4 (1.50%) Riak
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 73 (27.34%) Git (software)
2 49 (18.35%) Jenkins
3 27 (10.11%) NuGet
4 25 (9.36%) Subversion
5 24 (8.99%) TeamCity
6 14 (5.24%) Travis CI
7 10 (3.75%) Vagrant
8 7 (2.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (2.62%) GoCD
9 4 (1.50%) Geb
9 4 (1.50%) GitLab
9 4 (1.50%) IntelliJ
9 4 (1.50%) JIRA
9 4 (1.50%) JMeter
9 4 (1.50%) PHPUnit
9 4 (1.50%) Robot Framework
9 4 (1.50%) Selenium
9 4 (1.50%) TestRail
9 4 (1.50%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (5.62%) Finance
2 7 (2.62%) Retail
3 6 (2.25%) Games
4 5 (1.87%) Banking
5 4 (1.50%) Marketing
5 4 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.12%) Law
7 1 (0.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.37%) Back Office
7 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (47.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 58 (21.72%) Platform Engineer
3 56 (20.97%) Operations Engineer
4 41 (15.36%) IT Engineer
4 41 (15.36%) Linux Engineer
5 29 (10.86%) Network Engineer
6 22 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (8.24%) Network Operations Engineer
7 21 (7.87%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 20 (7.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 20 (7.49%) Senior IT Engineer
8 20 (7.49%) Systems Engineer
9 19 (7.12%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 18 (6.74%) Senior Network Engineer
10 18 (6.74%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
11 17 (6.37%) Wintel Engineer
12 16 (5.99%) Administrator
12 16 (5.99%) Junior
12 16 (5.99%) Junior IT Engineer
12 16 (5.99%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.86%) LAMP
2 21 (7.87%) .NET
3 20 (7.49%) RabbitMQ
4 11 (4.12%) ActiveMQ
4 11 (4.12%) LAPP Stack
4 11 (4.12%) LEMP Stack
5 10 (3.75%) Sensu
6 6 (2.25%) AngularJS
7 5 (1.87%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (1.50%) XML
9 3 (1.12%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.12%) CSS
9 3 (1.12%) FreeSWITCH
9 3 (1.12%) HornetQ
9 3 (1.12%) HTML
9 3 (1.12%) JMX
9 3 (1.12%) JSON
9 3 (1.12%) Node.js
9 3 (1.12%) Web Services
10 1 (0.37%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.74%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.87%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.37%) Blackberry
4 8 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.00%) Clustering
5 5 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (1.87%) Replication
6 3 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.75%) iPad
7 2 (0.75%) Social Media
8 1 (0.37%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.37%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.37%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.37%) Streaming Media
8 1 (0.37%) User Experience
8 1 (0.37%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 236 (88.39%) Linux
2 97 (36.33%) Unix
3 91 (34.08%) Windows
4 34 (12.73%) Windows Server
5 31 (11.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (6.74%) Debian
7 16 (5.99%) CentOS
8 9 (3.37%) Ubuntu
9 7 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.25%) CoreOS
11 5 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (1.50%) Android
12 4 (1.50%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.50%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.50%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.12%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.37%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.37%) Mesosphere
14 1 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (62.92%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (60.30%) DevOps
3 125 (46.82%) Continuous Integration
4 98 (36.70%) Configuration Management
5 75 (28.09%) Scrum
6 72 (26.97%) DSDM
7 69 (25.84%) RUP
8 47 (17.60%) Network Design
9 38 (14.23%) Continuous Delivery
10 37 (13.86%) Ticket Management
11 32 (11.99%) ITIL
12 27 (10.11%) Open Source
12 27 (10.11%) TDD
13 23 (8.61%) Disaster Recovery
13 23 (8.61%) User Acceptance Testing
14 21 (7.87%) Auto-Scaling
15 19 (7.12%) Software Engineering
16 18 (6.74%) OWASP
17 17 (6.37%) E-Commerce
17 17 (6.37%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 134 (50.19%) Python
2 118 (44.19%) Ruby
3 113 (42.32%) Bash Shell
4 90 (33.71%) SQL
5 77 (28.84%) Shell Script
6 47 (17.60%) PowerShell
7 31 (11.61%) Perl
8 23 (8.61%) Java
9 16 (5.99%) PHP
10 10 (3.75%) Groovy
11 7 (2.62%) C
12 4 (1.50%) C++
13 3 (1.12%) C#
13 3 (1.12%) Go
13 3 (1.12%) JavaScript
13 3 (1.12%) Scala
14 2 (0.75%) VB
14 2 (0.75%) VBScript
15 1 (0.37%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 28 (10.49%) Degree
2 15 (5.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (3.00%) MCITP
3 8 (3.00%) MCSE
3 8 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (1.87%) AWS Certification
5 3 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.75%) CCNA
6 2 (0.75%) CCNP
7 1 (0.37%) JNCIS
7 1 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (19.48%) QA
2 37 (13.86%) SLA
3 15 (5.62%) PCI DSS
4 14 (5.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.87%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.37%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 164 (61.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 75 (28.09%) XenServer
3 74 (27.72%) vSphere
4 72 (26.97%) KVM
5 48 (17.98%) Docker
6 41 (15.36%) Hyper-V
7 38 (14.23%) Virtual Machines
8 34 (12.73%) VirtualBox
9 22 (8.24%) Active Directory
10 15 (5.62%) XenApp
11 14 (5.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (5.24%) XenDesktop
12 10 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (2.62%) iptables
13 7 (2.62%) vCloud
14 5 (1.87%) DFS Replication
15 3 (1.12%) Corosync
15 3 (1.12%) OpenSIPS
15 3 (1.12%) Snort
16 2 (0.75%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 170 (63.67%) Puppet
2 146 (54.68%) Opscode Chef
3 109 (40.82%) Ansible
4 69 (25.84%) Cobbler
4 69 (25.84%) Tivoli
5 42 (15.73%) Terraform
6 21 (7.87%) Kubernetes
6 21 (7.87%) Packer
7 18 (6.74%) Nagios
8 16 (5.99%) ZABBIX
9 15 (5.62%) HAProxy
10 13 (4.87%) logstash
11 12 (4.49%) Salt
12 11 (4.12%) Graphite
13 7 (2.62%) SCCM
13 7 (2.62%) ThinApp
14 6 (2.25%) CFEngine
15 5 (1.87%) SCOM
15 5 (1.87%) SCOrch
15 5 (1.87%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 170 (63.67%) VMware
2 98 (36.70%) Oracle
3 74 (27.72%) Microsoft
4 71 (26.59%) EnterpriseDB
5 64 (23.97%) Cisco
6 56 (20.97%) Juniper
7 41 (15.36%) Red Hat
8 40 (14.98%) Citrix
9 16 (5.99%) HP
10 12 (4.49%) AppSense
11 10 (3.75%) EMC
11 10 (3.75%) IBM
12 9 (3.37%) Atlassian
12 9 (3.37%) F5
12 9 (3.37%) LANDesk
12 9 (3.37%) NetApp
13 8 (3.00%) CheckPoint
13 8 (3.00%) SaltStack
13 8 (3.00%) Symantec
14 7 (2.62%) McAfee