Period
to 6 July 2020

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 6 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Xen Project
UK
6 months to
6 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 777 1010 1040
Rank change year-on-year +233 +30 -140
Permanent jobs citing Xen 53 108 188
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.067% 0.073% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.38% 0.43% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 55 76 169
Median annual salary £55,000 £47,250 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.40% -21.25% +4.35%
10th Percentile £25,950 £26,750 £34,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £82,500 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +17.65% -26.09% -

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 13,948 24,914 25,640
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.65% 16.91% 14.36%
Number of salaries quoted 11,373 20,472 20,800
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +10.67%

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 6 July 2020.

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 6 July 2020. 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 +222 53 £55,000 +22.22% 2
UK excluding London +206 38 £50,000 +17.65% 2
London +159 15 £62,500 -3.85%
North of England +153 13 £45,000 +68.22% 1
South West +100 13 £30,000 -40.00%
East of England +109 10 £80,000 +33.33% 1
North West +110 6 £56,250 +73.08%
Work from Home - 6 £62,500 -
Yorkshire +108 5 £26,500 +1.92% 1
Midlands +113 2 £62,500 +26.26%
West Midlands +103 2 £62,500 +26.26%
North East - 2 £38,250 -

For the 6 months to 6 July 2020, 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 44 (83.02%) VMware
2 42 (79.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (75.47%) Windows
4 35 (66.04%) Linux
5 31 (58.49%) Microsoft
6 28 (52.83%) Hyper-V
7 21 (39.62%) Azure
8 20 (37.74%) Bash Shell
8 20 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (35.85%) Firewall
9 19 (35.85%) PowerShell
9 19 (35.85%) Ubuntu
9 19 (35.85%) Python
10 18 (33.96%) Citrix
11 17 (32.08%) VMware ESXi
11 17 (32.08%) vCenter Server
12 16 (30.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 14 (26.42%) Kubernetes
13 14 (26.42%) High Availability
13 14 (26.42%) Docker
13 14 (26.42%) EMC
13 14 (26.42%) NetApp
13 14 (26.42%) Nagios
14 13 (24.53%) Dell
14 13 (24.53%) Windows Server
15 12 (22.64%) KVM
15 12 (22.64%) Clustering
15 12 (22.64%) Oracle
16 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (20.75%) Ansible

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 6 (11.32%) Apache
1 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
1 6 (11.32%) Skype for Business
2 4 (7.55%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) Gliffy
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 7 (13.21%) MS Visio
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (7.55%) Sage CRM
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 21 (39.62%) Azure
2 11 (20.75%) AWS
2 11 (20.75%) Office 365
3 8 (15.09%) IaaS
3 8 (15.09%) PaaS
4 7 (13.21%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (13.21%) GCP
5 3 (5.66%) GitHub
6 2 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.89%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.85%) Firewall
2 8 (15.09%) SAN
2 8 (15.09%) Skype
3 7 (13.21%) SSH
4 6 (11.32%) DNS
4 6 (11.32%) LAN
4 6 (11.32%) NetScaler
4 6 (11.32%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (11.32%) Reverse Proxy
4 6 (11.32%) VSAN
4 6 (11.32%) WAN
5 5 (9.43%) VoIP
6 4 (7.55%) IPsec
6 4 (7.55%) iSCSI
6 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.66%) DHCP
8 1 (1.89%) Internet
8 1 (1.89%) VLAN
8 1 (1.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) CouchDB
2 7 (13.21%) Big Data
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.89%) MySQL
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.77%) Selenium
3 1 (1.89%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.89%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.89%) GitLab
General
1 6 (11.32%) Legal
2 3 (5.66%) Law
3 2 (3.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (13.21%) Cloud Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Citrix Consultant
3 6 (11.32%) Citrix Technical Consultant
3 6 (11.32%) Consultant
3 6 (11.32%) Platform Engineer
3 6 (11.32%) Technical Consultant
3 6 (11.32%) VMware Consultant
3 6 (11.32%) VMware Technical Consultant
4 5 (9.43%) Head of DevOps
4 5 (9.43%) IT Technician
5 4 (7.55%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) IT Support
5 4 (7.55%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Oracle Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Oracle Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Senior IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) OAuth
1 7 (13.21%) REST
1 7 (13.21%) SOAP
2 6 (11.32%) .NET
2 6 (11.32%) SAML
3 4 (7.55%) Web Services
4 3 (5.66%) JSON
5 2 (3.77%) Enzyme
5 2 (3.77%) Jest
6 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.89%) React
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Clustering
2 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (13.21%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (13.21%) Public Cloud
4 6 (11.32%) Replication
5 5 (9.43%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 35 (66.04%) Linux
3 19 (35.85%) Ubuntu
4 13 (24.53%) Windows Server
5 9 (16.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (15.09%) CentOS
7 7 (13.21%) Fedora
8 5 (9.43%) Debian
9 3 (5.66%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (26.42%) High Availability
4 11 (20.75%) DevOps
5 10 (18.87%) Test Automation
6 8 (15.09%) Configuration Management
6 8 (15.09%) Migration
6 8 (15.09%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (15.09%) Service Delivery
6 8 (15.09%) Service Management
7 7 (13.21%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (13.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (13.21%) ITIL
7 7 (13.21%) Task Automation
7 7 (13.21%) UML
7 7 (13.21%) Use Case
7 7 (13.21%) V-Model
7 7 (13.21%) Waterfall
8 6 (11.32%) Load Balancing
8 6 (11.32%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.74%) Bash Shell
2 19 (35.85%) PowerShell
2 19 (35.85%) Python
3 8 (15.09%) C
3 8 (15.09%) Perl
3 8 (15.09%) Ruby
3 8 (15.09%) Shell Script
4 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.55%) C#
6 1 (1.89%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (13.21%) CCNA
2 7 (13.21%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (13.21%) CISSP
2 7 (13.21%) CompTIA Security+
2 7 (13.21%) DV Cleared
2 7 (13.21%) GIAC
2 7 (13.21%) Linux+ Certification
2 7 (13.21%) MCSE
2 7 (13.21%) Network+ Certification
2 7 (13.21%) SANS
2 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.21%) SSCP
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 42 (79.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (52.83%) Hyper-V
3 17 (32.08%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (26.42%) Docker
5 12 (22.64%) KVM
6 10 (18.87%) vSphere
7 9 (16.98%) Active Directory
7 9 (16.98%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (16.98%) XenApp
8 7 (13.21%) Ceph
8 7 (13.21%) NFS
8 7 (13.21%) Samba
8 7 (13.21%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (13.21%) VirtualBox
9 6 (11.32%) Btrfs
9 6 (11.32%) DRBD
9 6 (11.32%) vCloud
9 6 (11.32%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (11.32%) VMware NSX
9 6 (11.32%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (32.08%) vCenter Server
2 14 (26.42%) Kubernetes
2 14 (26.42%) Nagios
3 11 (20.75%) Ansible
4 9 (16.98%) Puppet
4 9 (16.98%) Terraform
5 8 (15.09%) ZABBIX
6 7 (13.21%) Docker Swarm
6 7 (13.21%) OpenNMS
6 7 (13.21%) SCCM
7 6 (11.32%) Check_MK
7 6 (11.32%) XenMobile
8 5 (9.43%) Oracle ZFS
9 4 (7.55%) IBM BigFix
10 2 (3.77%) Rundeck
11 1 (1.89%) Grafana
11 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (1.89%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 44 (83.02%) VMware
2 31 (58.49%) Microsoft
3 18 (33.96%) Citrix
4 14 (26.42%) EMC
4 14 (26.42%) NetApp
5 13 (24.53%) Dell
6 12 (22.64%) Oracle
7 7 (13.21%) Cloudera
7 7 (13.21%) Google
7 7 (13.21%) Hortonworks
7 7 (13.21%) Red Hat
7 7 (13.21%) SolarWinds
8 6 (11.32%) Veeam
8 6 (11.32%) Zerto
9 4 (7.55%) DevExpress
9 4 (7.55%) IBM
9 4 (7.55%) Sage
9 4 (7.55%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (7.55%) ServiceNow
9 4 (7.55%) Tanium