Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Xen Project
UK
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1011 994 817
Rank change year-on-year -17 -177 +12
Permanent jobs citing Xen 81 184 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 0.34% 0.76% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 59 163 311
UK median annual salary £45,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £26,650 £36,250 £36,250
90th Percentile £74,500 £71,250 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year -33.33% +4.35% +35.29%

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 23,954 24,256 21,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.49% 14.07% 12.42%
Number of salaries quoted 19,550 19,669 17,635
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +4.94%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% -

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 24 May 2019.

Salary histogram for Xen in the UK

Xen
Top 14 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 24 May 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 -25 74 £43,762 -27.06% 4
UK excluding London 0 66 £40,000 -33.33% 3
South East +41 26 £53,750 +19.44% 1
London +38 14 £65,000 +4.00% 1
North of England -29 14 £28,500 -52.50% 2
South West - 14 £42,000 -
Yorkshire +2 13 £28,500 -56.15% 1
Scotland +8 5 £53,750 +79.17%
Midlands +18 3 £49,500 +10.00%
West Midlands +2 3 £49,500 +10.00%
East of England +60 2 £55,000 -8.33%
Wales +12 1 £38,500 -5.52%
North West -41 1 £37,500 -37.50% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 63 (77.78%) VMware
2 57 (70.37%) Python
3 55 (67.90%) Linux
4 51 (62.96%) PowerShell
5 49 (60.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 49 (60.49%) Windows
6 46 (56.79%) Ruby
7 43 (53.09%) Hyper-V
8 36 (44.44%) Microsoft
9 32 (39.51%) Microsoft Azure
10 29 (35.80%) Puppet
10 29 (35.80%) SQL
10 29 (35.80%) Docker
11 28 (34.57%) Active Directory
12 27 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
13 26 (32.10%) OpenStack
13 26 (32.10%) Perl
13 26 (32.10%) Windows Server
14 25 (30.86%) Ansible
15 23 (28.40%) DevOps
15 23 (28.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 23 (28.40%) Bash Shell
16 21 (25.93%) Ubuntu
17 20 (24.69%) KVM
17 20 (24.69%) Data Centre
18 19 (23.46%) Terraform
18 19 (23.46%) Kubernetes
19 18 (22.22%) CentOS
19 18 (22.22%) Nagios
19 18 (22.22%) MySQL

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 26 (32.10%) OpenStack
2 13 (16.05%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (14.81%) Apache
3 12 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (14.81%) IIS
3 12 (14.81%) MS Exchange
4 11 (13.58%) CloudStack
4 11 (13.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (11.11%) nginx
6 8 (9.88%) Skype for Business
7 3 (3.70%) JBoss
7 3 (3.70%) WildFly
8 2 (2.47%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.23%) Confluence
9 1 (1.23%) Jetty
9 1 (1.23%) Mongrel
9 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (39.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (12.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 10 (12.35%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.70%) IaaS
4 3 (3.70%) Office 365
5 2 (2.47%) DigitalOcean
5 2 (2.47%) PaaS
6 1 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.23%) Heroku
6 1 (1.23%) NuGet
6 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.75%) Firewall
2 14 (17.28%) DNS
3 12 (14.81%) VPN
4 9 (11.11%) DHCP
5 8 (9.88%) LAN
5 8 (9.88%) Skype
5 8 (9.88%) VoIP
6 7 (8.64%) WAN
7 5 (6.17%) SAN
8 4 (4.94%) BIG-IP
8 4 (4.94%) DSL
8 4 (4.94%) MPLS
9 3 (3.70%) VLAN
10 2 (2.47%) SSH
11 1 (1.23%) FCoE
11 1 (1.23%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (1.23%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.23%) NAS
11 1 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.22%) MySQL
2 13 (16.05%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (16.05%) RDBMS
2 13 (16.05%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.41%) CouchDB
4 4 (4.94%) Big Data
5 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.47%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.23%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.23%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.94%) JIRA
2 3 (3.70%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.23%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.23%) Chocolatey
4 1 (1.23%) git-flow
4 1 (1.23%) GitLab
4 1 (1.23%) GoCD
4 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.23%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (2.47%) Advertising
1 2 (2.47%) Finance
2 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (25.93%) Systems Engineer
2 19 (23.46%) Linux Engineer
3 18 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (18.52%) IT Engineer
5 14 (17.28%) Administrator
5 14 (17.28%) Systems Administrator
6 13 (16.05%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 13 (16.05%) Open Source Engineer
7 11 (13.58%) Platform Engineer
7 11 (13.58%) Service Desk Engineer
8 10 (12.35%) Server Engineer
9 9 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (9.88%) Graduate
10 8 (9.88%) Graduate Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (9.88%) Graduate Systems Administrator
10 8 (9.88%) Graduate Systems Engineer
11 7 (8.64%) Windows Server Engineer
12 5 (6.17%) Cloud Engineer
12 5 (6.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (4.94%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.05%) RabbitMQ
2 9 (11.11%) LDAP
3 3 (3.70%) JSON
4 2 (2.47%) COM
5 1 (1.23%) LAMP
5 1 (1.23%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (1.23%) REST
5 1 (1.23%) SOAP
5 1 (1.23%) Web Services
5 1 (1.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.69%) Data Centre
2 11 (13.58%) Clustering
3 4 (4.94%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.94%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.47%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.47%) Fintech
4 2 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Cybercrime
5 1 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 55 (67.90%) Linux
2 49 (60.49%) Windows
3 26 (32.10%) Windows Server
4 21 (25.93%) Ubuntu
5 18 (22.22%) CentOS
6 17 (20.99%) Debian
6 17 (20.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (9.88%) VMS
8 6 (7.41%) Unix
8 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (6.17%) Windows 10
10 4 (4.94%) Windows 7
11 3 (3.70%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (3.70%) Fedora
12 1 (1.23%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.23%) Solaris
12 1 (1.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.40%) DevOps
1 23 (28.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (19.75%) Open Source
2 16 (19.75%) Task Automation
3 15 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (16.05%) Network Monitoring
4 13 (16.05%) Protective Monitoring
5 9 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 8 (9.88%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (8.64%) Server Virtualisation
8 6 (7.41%) Computer Science
8 6 (7.41%) Deployment Automation
8 6 (7.41%) ITIL
8 6 (7.41%) Service Management
8 6 (7.41%) Tech Ops
9 5 (6.17%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 5 (6.17%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (6.17%) Test Automation
10 4 (4.94%) High Availability
10 4 (4.94%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (70.37%) Python
2 51 (62.96%) PowerShell
3 46 (56.79%) Ruby
4 29 (35.80%) SQL
5 26 (32.10%) Perl
6 23 (28.40%) Bash Shell
7 12 (14.81%) Shell Script
8 9 (11.11%) Go
9 4 (4.94%) Java
10 3 (3.70%) C
11 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
12 1 (1.23%) C#
12 1 (1.23%) C++
12 1 (1.23%) F#
12 1 (1.23%) Haskell
12 1 (1.23%) ML
12 1 (1.23%) OCaml
12 1 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (17.28%) Degree
2 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.70%) CISSP
4 3 (3.70%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.47%) CCNA
5 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.47%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.47%) GIAC
5 2 (2.47%) Linux+ Certification
5 2 (2.47%) MCSE
5 2 (2.47%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (2.47%) SANS
5 2 (2.47%) SSCP
6 1 (1.23%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.23%) ACTC
6 1 (1.23%) MCDST
6 1 (1.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) QA
1 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (60.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (53.09%) Hyper-V
3 29 (35.80%) Docker
4 28 (34.57%) Active Directory
5 20 (24.69%) KVM
6 15 (18.52%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (16.05%) VirtualBox
8 12 (14.81%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (14.81%) vSphere
9 11 (13.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 11 (13.58%) iptables
10 8 (9.88%) Btrfs
10 8 (9.88%) Ceph
10 8 (9.88%) DRBD
11 4 (4.94%) NLBS
12 2 (2.47%) NFS
12 2 (2.47%) Samba
13 1 (1.23%) LXC
13 1 (1.23%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 29 (35.80%) Puppet
2 25 (30.86%) Ansible
3 19 (23.46%) Kubernetes
3 19 (23.46%) Terraform
4 18 (22.22%) Nagios
5 14 (17.28%) ZABBIX
6 10 (12.35%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (9.88%) Graphite
7 8 (9.88%) Kibana
7 8 (9.88%) Oracle ZFS
8 6 (7.41%) Cobbler
9 5 (6.17%) vCenter Server
10 4 (4.94%) Check_MK
10 4 (4.94%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (4.94%) WSUS
11 3 (3.70%) HAProxy
11 3 (3.70%) OpenNMS
11 3 (3.70%) Tivoli
12 1 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (1.23%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 63 (77.78%) VMware
2 36 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 17 (20.99%) Red Hat
4 16 (19.75%) Oracle
5 13 (16.05%) Atlassian
5 13 (16.05%) Ivanti
6 10 (12.35%) Google
7 8 (9.88%) Centreon
8 7 (8.64%) Cisco
9 6 (7.41%) Citrix
10 5 (6.17%) NetApp
11 4 (4.94%) CheckPoint
11 4 (4.94%) F5
11 4 (4.94%) McAfee
11 4 (4.94%) Trend Micro
12 3 (3.70%) Cloudera
12 3 (3.70%) Hortonworks
12 3 (3.70%) SolarWinds
12 3 (3.70%) Veeam
12 3 (3.70%) Zerto