Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Xen Project
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1011 1001 833
Rank change year-on-year -10 -168 -21
Permanent jobs citing Xen 107 180 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.070% 0.10% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 0.45% 0.79% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 79 161 307
UK median annual salary £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £36,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £93,800 £70,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £60,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -30.00% +20.00% +16.28%

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 23,558 22,701 21,456
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.52% 13.09% 12.29%
Number of salaries quoted 19,192 18,896 17,803
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

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 22 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Xen in the UK

Xen
Top 13 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 22 January 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 +14 103 £52,500 -12.50% 30
UK excluding London +14 57 £42,000 -30.00% 24
London +14 49 £55,000 -8.33% 8
South East +44 20 £41,500 -20.95% 3
South West +43 13 £45,000 -18.18% 6
North of England +10 12 £30,000 -50.00% 6
Yorkshire +18 8 £30,000 -50.00% 3
East of England +24 7 £55,000 -15.38% 5
Northern Ireland - 4 - -
North West +2 3 £37,500 -42.31% 3
Midlands +41 1 £37,500 -25.00% 2
East Midlands +20 1 £37,500 -28.57%
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 94 (87.85%) VMware
2 85 (79.44%) Linux
3 76 (71.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 57 (53.27%) Python
5 56 (52.34%) Windows
5 56 (52.34%) Bash Shell
6 55 (51.40%) Amazon AWS
6 55 (51.40%) PowerShell
6 55 (51.40%) Ansible
7 52 (48.60%) Docker
8 51 (47.66%) Puppet
9 45 (42.06%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (36.45%) Kubernetes
11 38 (35.51%) Microsoft
12 36 (33.64%) Microsoft Azure
13 32 (29.91%) VMware ESXi
13 32 (29.91%) VirtualBox
14 31 (28.97%) DevOps
15 28 (26.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 28 (26.17%) DNS
16 26 (24.30%) SQL
16 26 (24.30%) Red Hat
16 26 (24.30%) KVM
17 25 (23.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 25 (23.36%) Nagios
17 25 (23.36%) Ubuntu
18 24 (22.43%) Configuration Management
19 23 (21.50%) Hyper-V
19 23 (21.50%) Test Automation
19 23 (21.50%) Docker Swarm

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 18 (16.82%) OpenStack
2 12 (11.21%) nginx
3 11 (10.28%) Tomcat
4 10 (9.35%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (8.41%) MS Exchange
6 8 (7.48%) Apache
7 7 (6.54%) Confluence
7 7 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (4.67%) CloudStack
9 4 (3.74%) IIS
10 3 (2.80%) Skype for Business
10 3 (2.80%) uWSGI
11 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.87%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.93%) JBoss
12 1 (0.93%) Jetty
12 1 (0.93%) Mongrel
12 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 55 (51.40%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (33.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (10.28%) IaaS
4 9 (8.41%) SaaS
5 7 (6.54%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (5.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (4.67%) GitHub
8 4 (3.74%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (3.74%) Office 365
8 4 (3.74%) PaaS
8 4 (3.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.87%) DigitalOcean
10 1 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.93%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.93%) Heroku
10 1 (0.93%) NuGet
10 1 (0.93%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 28 (26.17%) DNS
2 19 (17.76%) Firewall
3 11 (10.28%) Internet
3 11 (10.28%) SAN
3 11 (10.28%) VPN
4 10 (9.35%) DHCP
5 9 (8.41%) WAN
6 8 (7.48%) LAN
6 8 (7.48%) NAS
6 8 (7.48%) TCP/IP
7 7 (6.54%) FCoE
7 7 (6.54%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (6.54%) iSCSI
8 6 (5.61%) Multicast
9 4 (3.74%) SMPP
9 4 (3.74%) SMS
9 4 (3.74%) SSH
9 4 (3.74%) SSL
9 4 (3.74%) VoIP
10 3 (2.80%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.56%) MySQL
2 14 (13.08%) Big Data
3 11 (10.28%) SQL Server
4 9 (8.41%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (6.54%) RDBMS
5 7 (6.54%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.67%) CouchDB
6 5 (4.67%) MongoDB
7 4 (3.74%) Hazelcast
8 3 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.87%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.93%) DB2
10 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.93%) HBase
10 1 (0.93%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.93%) MS Access
10 1 (0.93%) Redis
10 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (17.76%) Git (software)
2 16 (14.95%) JIRA
3 11 (10.28%) Jenkins
4 9 (8.41%) Bitbucket
4 9 (8.41%) git-flow
5 2 (1.87%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.93%) Chocolatey
6 1 (0.93%) GitLab
6 1 (0.93%) GoCD
6 1 (0.93%) Selenium
6 1 (0.93%) Subversion
6 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.93%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (17.76%) Finance
2 6 (5.61%) Banking
3 4 (3.74%) Marketing
3 4 (3.74%) Retail
4 3 (2.80%) Electronics
4 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.80%) Private Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.87%) Games
5 2 (1.87%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (21.50%) Linux Engineer
2 17 (15.89%) Systems Engineer
3 13 (12.15%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (11.21%) Analyst
4 12 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (11.21%) Linux Support
4 12 (11.21%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 12 (11.21%) Server Analyst
5 11 (10.28%) Administrator
5 11 (10.28%) Server Support
5 11 (10.28%) Server Support Analyst
5 11 (10.28%) Support Analyst
6 9 (8.41%) Architect
6 9 (8.41%) AWS Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) Azure Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (6.54%) Platform Engineer
9 6 (5.61%) Open Source Engineer
9 6 (5.61%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.41%) LEMP Stack
1 9 (8.41%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (6.54%) LAMP
2 7 (6.54%) Web Services
3 6 (5.61%) JSON
4 4 (3.74%) Middleware
5 3 (2.80%) Django
5 3 (2.80%) LDAP
6 2 (1.87%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (1.87%) HTML
6 2 (1.87%) React
6 2 (1.87%) REST
6 2 (1.87%) Sensu
6 2 (1.87%) SOAP
6 2 (1.87%) XML
7 1 (0.93%) .NET
7 1 (0.93%) COM
7 1 (0.93%) CSS
7 1 (0.93%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.93%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.41%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.48%) Cybercrime
3 6 (5.61%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (4.67%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (3.74%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (3.74%) Smartcard
6 3 (2.80%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (1.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.87%) Replication
7 2 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.93%) Clustering
8 1 (0.93%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 85 (79.44%) Linux
2 56 (52.34%) Windows
3 28 (26.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (23.36%) Ubuntu
5 19 (17.76%) CentOS
6 14 (13.08%) Fedora
7 13 (12.15%) Windows Server
8 9 (8.41%) Unix
9 8 (7.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (5.61%) Debian
11 6 (5.61%) Solaris
12 3 (2.80%) Mac OS
12 3 (2.80%) VMS
13 2 (1.87%) MVS
13 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (42.06%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (28.97%) DevOps
3 25 (23.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (22.43%) Configuration Management
5 23 (21.50%) Test Automation
6 21 (19.63%) Task Automation
7 19 (17.76%) ITIL
7 19 (17.76%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (14.95%) Open Source
8 16 (14.95%) Service Management
9 15 (14.02%) Computer Science
9 15 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (14.02%) Systems Engineering
10 13 (12.15%) Scrum
10 13 (12.15%) V-Model
10 13 (12.15%) Waterfall
11 12 (11.21%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (10.28%) Performance Optimisation
12 11 (10.28%) Storage Management
13 10 (9.35%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 57 (53.27%) Python
2 56 (52.34%) Bash Shell
3 55 (51.40%) PowerShell
4 26 (24.30%) SQL
5 16 (14.95%) Ruby
6 13 (12.15%) C
7 11 (10.28%) Perl
8 10 (9.35%) Java
9 7 (6.54%) Shell Script
10 6 (5.61%) JavaScript
11 4 (3.74%) Go
12 3 (2.80%) PHP
13 1 (0.93%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 21 (19.63%) Degree
2 14 (13.08%) Security Cleared
3 13 (12.15%) DV Cleared
4 12 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.61%) MCSE
6 5 (4.67%) CCNA
6 5 (4.67%) CISSP
6 5 (4.67%) CompTIA Security+
6 5 (4.67%) GIAC
6 5 (4.67%) Linux+ Certification
6 5 (4.67%) Network+ Certification
6 5 (4.67%) SANS
6 5 (4.67%) SSCP
7 4 (3.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.93%) CCNP
8 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.80%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.80%) QA
3 2 (1.87%) COBIT
3 2 (1.87%) HIPAA
3 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 76 (71.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (48.60%) Docker
3 32 (29.91%) VirtualBox
3 32 (29.91%) VMware ESXi
4 26 (24.30%) KVM
5 23 (21.50%) Hyper-V
6 18 (16.82%) Active Directory
7 11 (10.28%) NFS
8 7 (6.54%) SRDF
9 6 (5.61%) pfSense
9 6 (5.61%) QEMU
10 5 (4.67%) XenServer
11 4 (3.74%) Samba
11 4 (3.74%) vSphere
12 3 (2.80%) iptables
12 3 (2.80%) PowerDNS
12 3 (2.80%) Varnish
13 1 (0.93%) Ceph
13 1 (0.93%) DRBD
13 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 55 (51.40%) Ansible
2 51 (47.66%) Puppet
3 39 (36.45%) Kubernetes
4 25 (23.36%) Nagios
5 23 (21.50%) Docker Swarm
5 23 (21.50%) vCenter Server
6 21 (19.63%) Terraform
7 17 (15.89%) ZABBIX
8 16 (14.95%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (13.08%) OpenNMS
10 6 (5.61%) Graphite
10 6 (5.61%) Icinga
11 4 (3.74%) Cobbler
11 4 (3.74%) Kibana
12 3 (2.80%) HAProxy
12 3 (2.80%) logstash
12 3 (2.80%) Packer
12 3 (2.80%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.93%) Oracle ZFS
13 1 (0.93%) SCOM
Vendors
1 94 (87.85%) VMware
2 38 (35.51%) Microsoft
3 26 (24.30%) Red Hat
4 19 (17.76%) Oracle
5 17 (15.89%) Cisco
6 14 (13.08%) Cloudera
6 14 (13.08%) Hortonworks
6 14 (13.08%) SolarWinds
7 12 (11.21%) NetApp
8 11 (10.28%) EMC
8 11 (10.28%) Google
9 7 (6.54%) Atlassian
9 7 (6.54%) Citrix
9 7 (6.54%) Intel
9 7 (6.54%) Ivanti
10 6 (5.61%) Dell
10 6 (5.61%) SonicWALL
10 6 (5.61%) WatchGuard
11 5 (4.67%) HP
11 5 (4.67%) MuleSoft