Period
to 9 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for XenDesktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited XenDesktop over the 6 months to 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 546 659 615
Rank change year-on-year +113 -44 +82
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 520 526 699
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.35% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 2.64% 2.19% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 405 417 528
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,950 £29,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -5.66%

XenDesktop 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 19,691 24,025 24,064
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.10% 16.12% 13.58%
Number of salaries quoted 15,973 19,490 19,619
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing XenDesktop.

Salary trend for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing XenDesktop over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Salary histogram for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing XenDesktop within the UK over the 6 months to 9 April 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 +106 483 £50,000 +11.11% 52
London +167 259 £60,000 +14.29% 14
UK excluding London +59 229 £42,500 -5.56% 40
Midlands +66 89 £36,500 -18.89% 10
Work from Home +77 80 £62,500 +4.17% 3
West Midlands +71 77 £37,000 -10.30% 6
South East +64 59 £53,750 +26.47% 8
North of England +25 45 £45,000 +11.11% 18
North West +42 31 £52,500 +38.16% 7
South West +46 21 £36,500 -22.34% 2
Yorkshire +39 13 £42,500 -8.11% 8
East Midlands +42 12 £35,500 -45.38% 4
East of England +14 10 £44,750 -0.56%
Wales -7 3 £65,000 +69.93% 1
Scotland +37 2 - - 1
North East +6 1 £40,000 +29.03% 3

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, IT jobs citing XenDesktop 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 XenDesktop.

1 512 (98.46%) Citrix
2 449 (86.35%) XenApp
3 448 (86.15%) Windows
4 408 (78.46%) Microsoft
5 339 (65.19%) Office 365
6 324 (62.31%) Active Directory
7 317 (60.96%) VMware
8 276 (53.08%) Windows Server
9 244 (46.92%) Azure
10 224 (43.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 199 (38.27%) SCCM
12 183 (35.19%) NetScaler
13 156 (30.00%) PowerShell
13 156 (30.00%) Hyper-V
14 144 (27.69%) MS Exchange
15 133 (25.58%) DNS
16 124 (23.85%) DHCP
17 122 (23.46%) Firewall
18 117 (22.50%) ITIL
19 105 (20.19%) Windows 10
20 103 (19.81%) Finance
21 99 (19.04%) AWS
22 98 (18.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 97 (18.65%) Cisco
24 84 (16.15%) Data Centre
25 83 (15.96%) VPN
25 83 (15.96%) Microsoft Certification
26 79 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
26 79 (15.19%) Exchange Server 2010
27 77 (14.81%) SQL

XenDesktop
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
1 144 (27.69%) MS Exchange
2 79 (15.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 69 (13.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 34 (6.54%) Skype for Business
5 33 (6.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.19%) Confluence
6 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 48 (9.23%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 339 (65.19%) Office 365
2 244 (46.92%) Azure
3 99 (19.04%) AWS
4 37 (7.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (3.27%) PaaS
6 16 (3.08%) Mimecast
7 13 (2.50%) SaaS
8 12 (2.31%) IaaS
8 12 (2.31%) OneDrive
9 10 (1.92%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 9 (1.73%) Slack
11 6 (1.15%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.19%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 183 (35.19%) NetScaler
2 133 (25.58%) DNS
3 124 (23.85%) DHCP
4 122 (23.46%) Firewall
5 83 (15.96%) VPN
6 70 (13.46%) WAN
7 55 (10.58%) TCP/IP
8 48 (9.23%) SAN
9 43 (8.27%) LAN
10 42 (8.08%) Skype
11 30 (5.77%) VSAN
12 28 (5.38%) iSCSI
13 25 (4.81%) Remote Desktop
14 21 (4.04%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (3.65%) VoIP
16 16 (3.08%) Cisco ISE
17 14 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
18 13 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
19 10 (1.92%) BGP
19 10 (1.92%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (14.42%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.54%) SQL Server 2016
3 27 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (3.65%) SQL Server 2014
5 10 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 18 (3.46%) JIRA
2 9 (1.73%) Bitbucket
2 9 (1.73%) MSI
2 9 (1.73%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (1.15%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.77%) TestRail
4 4 (0.77%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.19%) AdminStudio
General
1 103 (19.81%) Finance
2 33 (6.35%) Public Sector
3 24 (4.62%) Banking
4 21 (4.04%) Back Office
4 21 (4.04%) Law
5 10 (1.92%) Legal
6 7 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.15%) Retail
8 5 (0.96%) Advertising
8 5 (0.96%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.96%) Marketing
8 5 (0.96%) Online Betting
9 4 (0.77%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.77%) Local Government
10 3 (0.58%) Housing Association
11 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 87 (16.73%) Consultant
2 77 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 69 (13.27%) Analyst
4 60 (11.54%) Citrix Engineer
5 55 (10.58%) Citrix Consultant
6 43 (8.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 42 (8.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 40 (7.69%) Support Analyst
9 37 (7.12%) Support Engineer
10 31 (5.96%) Administrator
11 30 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
11 30 (5.77%) Infrastructure Support
11 30 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
11 30 (5.77%) Technical Consultant
12 29 (5.58%) Architect
13 25 (4.81%) Systems Engineer
13 25 (4.81%) Technical Engineer
14 24 (4.62%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
15 20 (3.85%) Data Consultant
15 20 (3.85%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.88%) LDAP
2 6 (1.15%) SAML
3 5 (0.96%) .NET
3 5 (0.96%) XML
4 3 (0.58%) COM
5 1 (0.19%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.19%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.19%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 84 (16.15%) Data Centre
2 45 (8.65%) User Experience
3 25 (4.81%) Driving Licence
4 20 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
4 20 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.65%) Public Cloud
6 17 (3.27%) CMDB
6 17 (3.27%) Smartphone
7 13 (2.50%) EMC VNX
8 12 (2.31%) Blackberry
9 10 (1.92%) Clustering
9 10 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (1.35%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.35%) iPhone
11 7 (1.35%) Replication
11 7 (1.35%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
13 5 (0.96%) iPad
14 3 (0.58%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 448 (86.15%) Windows
2 276 (53.08%) Windows Server
3 105 (20.19%) Windows 10
4 79 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 66 (12.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 66 (12.69%) Windows Server 2016
6 46 (8.85%) Linux
7 40 (7.69%) Windows 7
8 32 (6.15%) Unix
9 16 (3.08%) Mac OS
9 16 (3.08%) Windows 8
10 10 (1.92%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (0.77%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.58%) HPUX
12 3 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.58%) Solaris
12 3 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.38%) Android
13 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (22.50%) ITIL
2 98 (18.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 74 (14.23%) Problem-Solving
4 66 (12.69%) Project Management
5 64 (12.31%) Change Management
6 48 (9.23%) Project Delivery
7 44 (8.46%) Presales
8 43 (8.27%) Migration
9 34 (6.54%) Virtual Environments
10 32 (6.15%) Problem Management
11 27 (5.19%) Commercial Awareness
12 24 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (4.62%) Application Packaging
12 24 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
12 24 (4.62%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 24 (4.62%) Server Hardening
13 23 (4.42%) Server Management
13 23 (4.42%) User Stories
14 22 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
15 20 (3.85%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 156 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 77 (14.81%) SQL
3 18 (3.46%) Python
4 5 (0.96%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.77%) PHP
6 2 (0.38%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.38%) C
6 2 (0.38%) VB
7 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 83 (15.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (9.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 44 (8.46%) Citrix Certification
3 44 (8.46%) MCSA
4 40 (7.69%) MCSE
5 26 (5.00%) CCA
6 12 (2.31%) CCNA
6 12 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (1.92%) Security Cleared
8 9 (1.73%) MCITP
9 8 (1.54%) Degree
10 7 (1.35%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.96%) MCP
12 4 (0.77%) SC Cleared
13 2 (0.38%) VCP5
14 1 (0.19%) CCNP
14 1 (0.19%) HNC
14 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certified Master
14 1 (0.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.73%) SLA
2 22 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 21 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (3.46%) BS25999
5 17 (3.27%) QA
6 2 (0.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 449 (86.35%) XenApp
2 324 (62.31%) Active Directory
3 224 (43.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 156 (30.00%) Hyper-V
5 75 (14.42%) VMware ESXi
5 75 (14.42%) vSphere
6 67 (12.88%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 55 (10.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 33 (6.35%) Virtual Desktop
9 30 (5.77%) VMware NSX
10 28 (5.38%) Terminal Server
11 24 (4.62%) BitLocker
12 23 (4.42%) NFS
13 9 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (1.35%) Terminal Services
15 6 (1.15%) vCloud
15 6 (1.15%) Xen
16 5 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
17 4 (0.77%) Firmware
17 4 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 199 (38.27%) SCCM
2 63 (12.12%) Backup Exec
3 59 (11.35%) XenMobile
4 55 (10.58%) Microsoft Intune
5 51 (9.81%) SCOM
6 25 (4.81%) vRealize
7 19 (3.65%) vCenter Server
8 13 (2.50%) Avamar
8 13 (2.50%) SCOrch
9 11 (2.12%) Norton AntiVirus
9 11 (2.12%) Puppet
9 11 (2.12%) Terraform
10 10 (1.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 9 (1.73%) Grafana
11 9 (1.73%) Jamf Pro
12 6 (1.15%) HP SIM
13 5 (0.96%) NetVault Backup
14 4 (0.77%) AirWatch
14 4 (0.77%) SCSM
14 4 (0.77%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 512 (98.46%) Citrix
2 408 (78.46%) Microsoft
3 317 (60.96%) VMware
4 97 (18.65%) Cisco
5 76 (14.62%) Veeam
6 70 (13.46%) HP
7 61 (11.73%) Ivanti
8 58 (11.15%) Dell
8 58 (11.15%) NetApp
9 47 (9.04%) EMC
10 45 (8.65%) Sophos
11 39 (7.50%) Symantec
12 34 (6.54%) Juniper
13 32 (6.15%) EqualLogic
14 21 (4.04%) Palo Alto
15 19 (3.65%) AppDynamics
15 19 (3.65%) Avaya
15 19 (3.65%) Nimble Storage
16 16 (3.08%) CheckPoint
17 14 (2.69%) McAfee