Period
to 23 February 2018

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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 594 710 643
Rank change year-on-year +116 -67 -130
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 723 503 807
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.29% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 3.07% 2.34% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 489 431 734
UK median annual salary £43,500 £39,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.13% -7.06% -5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,000 £28,875
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year -2.67% -9.09% +1.85%

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 23,585 21,517 24,945
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.39% 12.26% 11.80%
Number of salaries quoted 19,465 17,847 21,043
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,250 £23,250 £22,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing XenDesktop.

Salary trend for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing XenDesktop over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Salary histogram for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Top 15 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 23 February 2018. 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 +103 629 £45,000 +12.50% 77
London +89 336 £50,000 +17.65% 39
UK excluding London +70 322 £36,500 -2.67% 44
North of England +15 91 £40,000 +5.26% 13
Midlands +52 78 £41,250 -2.94% 7
South East +37 76 £32,500 -13.33% 12
West Midlands +44 68 £42,500 -10.53% 3
Yorkshire +39 55 £40,000 +5.26% 3
North West -22 34 £42,500 +24.09% 9
East of England -11 28 £35,000 -14.11% 5
South West -13 19 £35,000 -6.67% 1
Wales +17 16 £31,500 +28.57%
Scotland -32 14 £57,500 +26.37% 5
East Midlands 0 10 £40,000 -5.88% 4
North East - 2 £43,750 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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.

1 704 (97.37%) Citrix
2 629 (87.00%) Windows
3 591 (81.74%) XenApp
4 542 (74.97%) VMware
5 511 (70.68%) Microsoft
6 493 (68.19%) Active Directory
7 420 (58.09%) Windows Server
8 360 (49.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 305 (42.19%) Office 365
10 277 (38.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 270 (37.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 266 (36.79%) Hyper-V
13 255 (35.27%) Windows 10
14 223 (30.84%) MS Exchange
15 218 (30.15%) Microsoft App-V
16 202 (27.94%) NetScaler
17 194 (26.83%) SCCM
18 192 (26.56%) Microsoft Azure
19 179 (24.76%) ITIL
20 163 (22.54%) Windows 7
21 162 (22.41%) VMware ESXi
22 161 (22.27%) Microsoft Certification
23 154 (21.30%) Microsoft Office
24 152 (21.02%) Exchange Server 2010
25 149 (20.61%) Finance
26 145 (20.06%) SAN
27 138 (19.09%) MCSE
28 133 (18.40%) Degree
29 128 (17.70%) DNS
30 118 (16.32%) 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
1 223 (30.84%) MS Exchange
2 152 (21.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 116 (16.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 57 (7.88%) SharePoint
5 52 (7.19%) Skype for Business
6 33 (4.56%) IIS
7 21 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2003
8 14 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.69%) Apache
10 4 (0.55%) Drupal
10 4 (0.55%) nginx
10 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.28%) MQSeries
12 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.14%) CMS
13 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 154 (21.30%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.28%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.97%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (0.55%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 305 (42.19%) Office 365
2 192 (26.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (7.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 35 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
5 25 (3.46%) IaaS
6 17 (2.35%) PaaS
7 16 (2.21%) OneDrive
7 16 (2.21%) SaaS
8 15 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (1.52%) Mimecast
10 5 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.69%) Yammer
11 4 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.14%) GitHub
12 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 202 (27.94%) NetScaler
2 145 (20.06%) SAN
3 128 (17.70%) DNS
4 106 (14.66%) DHCP
5 105 (14.52%) Firewall
6 84 (11.62%) WAN
7 75 (10.37%) Remote Desktop
8 73 (10.10%) LAN
9 69 (9.54%) VPN
10 51 (7.05%) TCP/IP
11 39 (5.39%) Skype
12 30 (4.15%) Network Security
13 27 (3.73%) VLAN
14 26 (3.60%) Wireless
15 24 (3.32%) Cisco ASA
16 21 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
17 19 (2.63%) iSCSI
18 17 (2.35%) Cisco IOS
18 17 (2.35%) Cisco Nexus
19 15 (2.07%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (14.94%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (2.49%) MySQL
3 18 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (0.97%) Power BI
5 7 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.69%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.14%) Ingres
10 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 11 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.28%) MSI
3 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.14%) JIRA
3 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
General
1 149 (20.61%) Finance
2 54 (7.47%) Banking
3 45 (6.22%) Law
4 44 (6.09%) Retail Banking
5 43 (5.95%) Investment Banking
6 38 (5.26%) Legal
7 8 (1.11%) Marketing
8 7 (0.97%) Advertising
8 7 (0.97%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.97%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.69%) Back Office
9 5 (0.69%) Retail
10 4 (0.55%) Games
10 4 (0.55%) Publishing
11 3 (0.41%) Electronics
11 3 (0.41%) Front Office
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 160 (22.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 81 (11.20%) IT Engineer
3 76 (10.51%) Architect
4 75 (10.37%) Support Engineer
5 67 (9.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 66 (9.13%) Citrix Engineer
7 62 (8.58%) Consultant
8 58 (8.02%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 53 (7.33%) Analyst
10 44 (6.09%) Technical Architect
11 43 (5.95%) Desktop Support
12 41 (5.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 38 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
14 36 (4.98%) Citrix Specialist
15 35 (4.84%) Technical Consultant
16 34 (4.70%) Support Analyst
16 34 (4.70%) Systems Engineer
17 33 (4.56%) 3rd Line Support
18 30 (4.15%) VMware Engineer
19 27 (3.73%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.63%) Web Services
2 4 (0.55%) .NET
2 4 (0.55%) CSS
2 4 (0.55%) Flash
2 4 (0.55%) HTML
2 4 (0.55%) HTML5
2 4 (0.55%) REST
2 4 (0.55%) SOAP
2 4 (0.55%) TIBCO EMS
3 3 (0.41%) Velocity
3 3 (0.41%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.14%) COM
5 1 (0.14%) LAMP
5 1 (0.14%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 110 (15.21%) Data Centre
2 66 (9.13%) Computer Science
3 58 (8.02%) User Experience
4 41 (5.67%) Clustering
5 30 (4.15%) Blackberry
6 23 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
7 18 (2.49%) Public Cloud
8 16 (2.21%) Driving Licence
9 13 (1.80%) EMC VMAX
9 13 (1.80%) Minimum Viable Product
10 12 (1.66%) Fat Client
10 12 (1.66%) PKI
10 12 (1.66%) Thin Client
11 11 (1.52%) Private Cloud
12 9 (1.24%) iPhone
13 7 (0.97%) Replication
14 6 (0.83%) iPad
14 6 (0.83%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
15 5 (0.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 629 (87.00%) Windows
2 420 (58.09%) Windows Server
3 277 (38.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 270 (37.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 255 (35.27%) Windows 10
6 163 (22.54%) Windows 7
7 62 (8.58%) Windows 8
8 42 (5.81%) Linux
9 38 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (3.32%) Apple iOS
11 23 (3.18%) Android
12 13 (1.80%) Mac OS X
13 12 (1.66%) CentOS
14 9 (1.24%) Unix
15 8 (1.11%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.41%) Windows NT
17 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.28%) Solaris
17 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000
17 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (24.76%) ITIL
2 110 (15.21%) Presales
3 89 (12.31%) Service Delivery
4 88 (12.17%) Customer Requirements
5 77 (10.65%) Time Management
6 71 (9.82%) Project Management
7 65 (8.99%) Application Packaging
8 64 (8.85%) Application Virtualisation
9 61 (8.44%) Line Management
10 56 (7.75%) Asset Management
11 54 (7.47%) Business Development
12 46 (6.36%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 46 (6.36%) Wealth Management
13 43 (5.95%) Mobile Device Management
14 41 (5.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
15 38 (5.26%) Data Protection
16 37 (5.12%) Continuous Improvement
17 31 (4.29%) Change Management
18 30 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
19 28 (3.87%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 118 (16.32%) SQL
2 116 (16.04%) PowerShell
3 14 (1.94%) Python
4 7 (0.97%) C#
5 5 (0.69%) Bash Shell
5 5 (0.69%) PHP
6 4 (0.55%) Go
6 4 (0.55%) Java
6 4 (0.55%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.41%) VBScript
8 2 (0.28%) Perl
8 2 (0.28%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 161 (22.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 138 (19.09%) MCSE
3 133 (18.40%) Degree
4 98 (13.55%) Citrix Certification
5 63 (8.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 58 (8.02%) CCA
7 50 (6.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 40 (5.53%) MCSA
9 30 (4.15%) ITIL Certification
10 22 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (2.90%) CCEA
11 21 (2.90%) MCP
12 17 (2.35%) MCITP
13 13 (1.80%) DBS Check
14 12 (1.66%) CCNP
15 11 (1.52%) CCIE
15 11 (1.52%) CCNA
16 7 (0.97%) SC Cleared
16 7 (0.97%) Security Cleared
17 6 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (7.33%) SLA
2 9 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 3 (0.41%) GDPR
4 3 (0.41%) QA
5 2 (0.28%) GCP
5 2 (0.28%) ISAE 3402
5 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 591 (81.74%) XenApp
2 493 (68.19%) Active Directory
3 360 (49.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 266 (36.79%) Hyper-V
5 218 (30.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 162 (22.41%) VMware ESXi
7 117 (16.18%) vSphere
8 110 (15.21%) XenServer
9 56 (7.75%) Virtual Desktop
10 50 (6.92%) VirtualBox
11 37 (5.12%) Virtual Machines
12 29 (4.01%) Terminal Services
13 21 (2.90%) BitLocker
14 12 (1.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 9 (1.24%) DFS Replication
16 8 (1.11%) ISA Server
16 8 (1.11%) Xen
17 6 (0.83%) Squid
17 6 (0.83%) Terminal Server
18 5 (0.69%) Docker
Systems Management
1 194 (26.83%) SCCM
2 89 (12.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 87 (12.03%) Microsoft Intune
4 84 (11.62%) SCOrch
5 62 (8.58%) SCOM
6 52 (7.19%) SCVMM
7 44 (6.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 39 (5.39%) vCenter Server
9 36 (4.98%) XenMobile
10 32 (4.43%) Backup Exec
10 32 (4.43%) SCDPM
10 32 (4.43%) SCSM
11 22 (3.04%) Failover Clustering
11 22 (3.04%) vMotion
12 20 (2.77%) AirWatch
13 17 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
14 16 (2.21%) WSUS
15 13 (1.80%) NetBackup
16 12 (1.66%) HP SIM
16 12 (1.66%) Puppet
Vendors
1 704 (97.37%) Citrix
2 542 (74.97%) VMware
3 511 (70.68%) Microsoft
4 111 (15.35%) Cisco
5 103 (14.25%) Ivanti
6 73 (10.10%) HP
7 61 (8.44%) Dell
8 59 (8.16%) Apple
9 45 (6.22%) Veeam
10 41 (5.67%) NetApp
11 38 (5.26%) McAfee
12 37 (5.12%) Symantec
13 32 (4.43%) EMC
14 28 (3.87%) CheckPoint
15 24 (3.32%) IBM
15 24 (3.32%) Juniper
16 20 (2.77%) Google
17 17 (2.35%) Altiris
17 17 (2.35%) CommVault
18 16 (2.21%) Blue Coat