Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Xen Project
UK
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 968 1010 943
Rank change year-on-year +42 -67 -16
Permanent jobs citing Xen 109 161 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.097% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 0.45% 0.66% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 81 119 253
UK median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% -8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £35,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £82,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £52,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year -19.05% -8.70% +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 24,254 24,342 22,715
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.32% 14.72% 12.93%
Number of salaries quoted 19,861 19,892 19,121
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +10.39% +2.67%

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 23 September 2019.

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 23 September 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 +19 92 £49,750 -9.55% 21
UK excluding London -2 60 £42,500 -19.05% 12
London +66 39 £62,500 -3.85% 9
South West +26 21 £52,500 +31.25% 3
South East +35 17 £42,500 +30.77% 1
North of England -27 9 £26,000 -56.67% 7
Scotland +19 8 £50,000 +66.67%
Yorkshire -19 8 £25,500 -60.77% 3
East of England +64 3 £60,000 +14.29%
Midlands +32 2 £49,500 +7.03% 1
West Midlands +31 2 £49,500 +7.03% 1
North West -6 1 £32,500 -45.83% 3

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 79 (72.48%) Linux
1 79 (72.48%) VMware
2 65 (59.63%) Python
3 61 (55.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 53 (48.62%) Windows
5 52 (47.71%) Puppet
6 48 (44.04%) Microsoft
7 47 (43.12%) Ansible
8 44 (40.37%) Hyper-V
9 43 (39.45%) PowerShell
10 42 (38.53%) AWS
11 41 (37.61%) Ruby
12 40 (36.70%) DevOps
13 39 (35.78%) KVM
14 38 (34.86%) Azure
15 37 (33.94%) Ubuntu
16 36 (33.03%) OpenStack
16 36 (33.03%) Docker
17 33 (30.28%) CentOS
18 32 (29.36%) Bash Shell
19 31 (28.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 29 (26.61%) Configuration Management
21 27 (24.77%) SQL
21 27 (24.77%) Opscode Chef
21 27 (24.77%) Windows Server
22 26 (23.85%) Active Directory
23 24 (22.02%) Red Hat
23 24 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
23 24 (22.02%) vSphere
23 24 (22.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 36 (33.03%) OpenStack
2 15 (13.76%) CloudStack
3 9 (8.26%) MS Exchange
4 7 (6.42%) Apache
4 7 (6.42%) IIS
5 6 (5.50%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (4.59%) nginx
6 5 (4.59%) Skype for Business
7 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.75%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (1.83%) JBoss
9 2 (1.83%) WildFly
10 1 (0.92%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (38.53%) AWS
2 38 (34.86%) Azure
3 13 (11.93%) GCP
4 12 (11.01%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (10.09%) IaaS
6 7 (6.42%) DigitalOcean
6 7 (6.42%) Linode
7 4 (3.67%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (3.67%) Amazon S3
7 4 (3.67%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (3.67%) Office 365
7 4 (3.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (2.75%) PaaS
9 1 (0.92%) G Suite
9 1 (0.92%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.92%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.92%) Slack
9 1 (0.92%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.35%) Firewall
2 12 (11.01%) VPN
3 10 (9.17%) TCP/IP
4 9 (8.26%) LAN
4 9 (8.26%) WAN
5 8 (7.34%) DNS
5 8 (7.34%) VLAN
6 7 (6.42%) VoIP
7 6 (5.50%) SAN
8 5 (4.59%) DHCP
8 5 (4.59%) Skype
9 3 (2.75%) AMQP
9 3 (2.75%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (2.75%) MPLS
9 3 (2.75%) SNA
9 3 (2.75%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (2.75%) SSL
9 3 (2.75%) Wireless
9 3 (2.75%) WLAN
10 2 (1.83%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.01%) MySQL
2 10 (9.17%) Big Data
2 10 (9.17%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (5.50%) RDBMS
3 6 (5.50%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.59%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (3.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.83%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.92%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (10.09%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.17%) Subversion
3 7 (6.42%) Axure RP
4 3 (2.75%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.75%) JIRA
5 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.92%) Ant
6 1 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.92%) Burp Suite
6 1 (0.92%) CA Release Automation
6 1 (0.92%) GoCD
6 1 (0.92%) Gradle
6 1 (0.92%) Hudson
6 1 (0.92%) Maven
6 1 (0.92%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.92%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.92%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.92%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.92%) VersionOne
General
1 9 (8.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 7 (6.42%) Public Sector
3 5 (4.59%) Finance
3 5 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.67%) Local Government
5 1 (0.92%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (24.77%) Platform Engineer
2 22 (20.18%) Administrator
2 22 (20.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (16.51%) Systems Administrator
4 13 (11.93%) Support Engineer
5 12 (11.01%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (10.09%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (9.17%) Consultant
7 10 (9.17%) Windows Engineer
8 9 (8.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 9 (8.26%) Server Engineer
9 8 (7.34%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (7.34%) IT Engineer
10 7 (6.42%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (6.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 7 (6.42%) Service Desk Engineer
10 7 (6.42%) Windows Server Engineer
11 6 (5.50%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (5.50%) Linux Systems Engineer
11 6 (5.50%) Open Source Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.26%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (6.42%) boto
3 5 (4.59%) LDAP
4 4 (3.67%) Web Services
5 1 (0.92%) .NET
5 1 (0.92%) JRuby
5 1 (0.92%) SAML
5 1 (0.92%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.84%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.17%) Enterprise Storage
3 8 (7.34%) Clustering
3 8 (7.34%) Virtual Team
4 6 (5.50%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.59%) Public Cloud
6 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (2.75%) Replication
8 2 (1.83%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.83%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.92%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.92%) PKI
9 1 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 79 (72.48%) Linux
2 53 (48.62%) Windows
3 37 (33.94%) Ubuntu
4 33 (30.28%) CentOS
5 27 (24.77%) Windows Server
6 24 (22.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (18.35%) Unix
8 18 (16.51%) Debian
9 16 (14.68%) Fedora
10 8 (7.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (4.59%) Solaris
11 5 (4.59%) SUSE
11 5 (4.59%) VMS
11 5 (4.59%) Windows 10
11 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.83%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.83%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (36.70%) DevOps
2 31 (28.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 29 (26.61%) Configuration Management
4 24 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (15.60%) Task Automation
6 15 (13.76%) High Availability
7 13 (11.93%) ITIL
8 12 (11.01%) Cybersecurity
8 12 (11.01%) Service Delivery
8 12 (11.01%) Service Management
9 11 (10.09%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (10.09%) Fintech
9 11 (10.09%) Software Engineering
9 11 (10.09%) Test Automation
10 10 (9.17%) Acceptance Criteria
10 10 (9.17%) Systems Engineering
10 10 (9.17%) V-Model
10 10 (9.17%) Waterfall
11 9 (8.26%) SDLC
12 8 (7.34%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 65 (59.63%) Python
2 43 (39.45%) PowerShell
3 41 (37.61%) Ruby
4 32 (29.36%) Bash Shell
5 27 (24.77%) SQL
6 18 (16.51%) Perl
7 10 (9.17%) C
8 9 (8.26%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.59%) Go
10 4 (3.67%) Java
11 2 (1.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (10.09%) Degree
2 6 (5.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.59%) CCNA
3 5 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.59%) DBS Check
4 4 (3.67%) CISSP
4 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.75%) CCNP
5 3 (2.75%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (0.92%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.92%) GIAC
6 1 (0.92%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.92%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (0.92%) MCSE
6 1 (0.92%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.92%) SANS
6 1 (0.92%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (55.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (40.37%) Hyper-V
3 39 (35.78%) KVM
4 36 (33.03%) Docker
5 26 (23.85%) Active Directory
6 24 (22.02%) vSphere
7 19 (17.43%) VirtualBox
7 19 (17.43%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (13.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 12 (11.01%) Samba
10 10 (9.17%) iptables
10 10 (9.17%) NFS
10 10 (9.17%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (6.42%) DRBD
11 7 (6.42%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (5.50%) Btrfs
12 6 (5.50%) Ceph
13 4 (3.67%) LXC
13 4 (3.67%) XenApp
14 2 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 52 (47.71%) Puppet
2 47 (43.12%) Ansible
3 27 (24.77%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (21.10%) Nagios
5 21 (19.27%) Kubernetes
5 21 (19.27%) ZABBIX
6 20 (18.35%) Terraform
7 18 (16.51%) Salt
8 11 (10.09%) Docker Swarm
8 11 (10.09%) vCenter Server
9 10 (9.17%) OpenNMS
10 8 (7.34%) Cobbler
11 7 (6.42%) Oracle ZFS
12 5 (4.59%) Graphite
12 5 (4.59%) HAProxy
12 5 (4.59%) Kibana
13 4 (3.67%) Mesos
14 3 (2.75%) WSUS
15 2 (1.83%) Check_MK
15 2 (1.83%) SCCM
Vendors
1 79 (72.48%) VMware
2 48 (44.04%) Microsoft
3 24 (22.02%) Red Hat
4 14 (12.84%) Google
5 12 (11.01%) NetApp
6 11 (10.09%) Dell
7 10 (9.17%) Citrix
7 10 (9.17%) Cloudera
7 10 (9.17%) EMC
7 10 (9.17%) Hortonworks
7 10 (9.17%) Oracle
7 10 (9.17%) SolarWinds
8 8 (7.34%) Cisco
9 7 (6.42%) Atlassian
10 6 (5.50%) Ivanti
11 5 (4.59%) Centreon
12 4 (3.67%) Juniper
12 4 (3.67%) ServiceNow
12 4 (3.67%) Veeam
13 2 (1.83%) CheckPoint