Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 649 705
Rank change year-on-year +69 +56 -155
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 737 668 692
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.35% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 3.16% 2.84% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 502 574 602
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,575 £27,050
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £36,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.41% -2.50% -4.76%

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 23324 23525 24433
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.91% 12.37% 11.32%
Number of salaries quoted 19513 19759 20382
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.53%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +50 676 £44,500 +11.25% 33
London +158 445 £52,500 +16.67% 12
UK excluding London -74 278 £36,500 -6.41% 21
North of England -36 86 £37,500 -1.32% 9
South East +5 63 £32,500 -18.75% 8
Yorkshire +13 54 £35,000 -6.67% 2
Midlands +23 37 £35,500 -16.47% 1
North West -41 31 £40,000 - 4
West Midlands -2 27 £37,000 -17.78%
Scotland +6 25 £57,500 +61.97%
South West -14 24 £36,500 -2.67% 1
Wales +14 23 £31,500 -21.25%
East of England -38 20 £36,500 -12.05% 2
East Midlands +37 10 £35,000 -17.65% 1
North East +4 1 £42,500 -6.08% 3

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 730 (99.05%) Citrix
2 655 (88.87%) Windows
3 619 (83.99%) XenApp
4 579 (78.56%) Microsoft
5 571 (77.48%) VMware
6 541 (73.41%) Active Directory
7 377 (51.15%) Windows Server
8 348 (47.22%) MS Exchange
9 319 (43.28%) VMware Infrastructure
10 278 (37.72%) SCCM
11 277 (37.58%) Windows 7
12 262 (35.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 255 (34.60%) Microsoft Certification
14 254 (34.46%) ITIL
15 252 (34.19%) Windows Server 2012
16 242 (32.84%) Exchange Server 2010
17 237 (32.16%) Office 365
18 235 (31.89%) Finance
19 218 (29.58%) MCSE
20 217 (29.44%) Microsoft Office
21 215 (29.17%) Hyper-V
22 205 (27.82%) Citrix Certification
23 178 (24.15%) Windows 10
24 170 (23.07%) SAN
25 163 (22.12%) AppSense
26 161 (21.85%) Skype for Business
27 160 (21.71%) CCA
28 155 (21.03%) DNS
29 151 (20.49%) Banking
30 142 (19.27%) Asset Management

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
1 348 (47.22%) MS Exchange
2 242 (32.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 161 (21.85%) Skype for Business
4 111 (15.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 80 (10.85%) SharePoint
6 40 (5.43%) IIS
7 17 (2.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 15 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
10 10 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (1.09%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.81%) Apache
12 6 (0.81%) Office Communications Server
12 6 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.68%) nginx
13 5 (0.68%) SAS
13 5 (0.68%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.54%) Drupal
15 2 (0.27%) Confluence
15 2 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 217 (29.44%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (0.54%) Workday HCM
3 3 (0.41%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 237 (32.16%) Office 365
2 120 (16.28%) IaaS
3 103 (13.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 37 (5.02%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (2.71%) OneDrive
6 15 (2.04%) Mimecast
7 11 (1.49%) PaaS
8 10 (1.36%) SaaS
9 9 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.41%) Dropbox
12 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.27%) Yammer
13 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.14%) GitHub
13 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
13 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 170 (23.07%) SAN
2 155 (21.03%) DNS
3 142 (19.27%) Skype
4 141 (19.13%) NetScaler
5 129 (17.50%) DHCP
6 86 (11.67%) Firewall
7 58 (7.87%) LAN
8 53 (7.19%) WAN
9 43 (5.83%) VPN
10 32 (4.34%) TCP/IP
11 28 (3.80%) Remote Desktop
12 26 (3.53%) Internet
12 26 (3.53%) Wireless
13 15 (2.04%) iSCSI
14 14 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (1.36%) VLAN
16 9 (1.22%) NAS
16 9 (1.22%) VoIP
16 9 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.68%) MySQL
7 5 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.54%) Power BI
8 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.14%) Ingres
11 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.14%) Oracle Exadata
11 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (0.68%) AdminStudio
1 5 (0.68%) MSI
2 2 (0.27%) JIRA
3 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
General
1 235 (31.89%) Finance
2 151 (20.49%) Banking
3 135 (18.32%) Investment Banking
3 135 (18.32%) Retail Banking
4 22 (2.99%) Legal
5 19 (2.58%) Law
6 11 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.09%) Back Office
7 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.81%) French Language
8 6 (0.81%) Publishing
9 5 (0.68%) Advertising
10 4 (0.54%) Marketing
11 2 (0.27%) Front Office
12 1 (0.14%) Electronics
12 1 (0.14%) Retail
12 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 224 (30.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 108 (14.65%) Citrix Engineer
3 98 (13.30%) Support Engineer
4 81 (10.99%) IT Engineer
5 77 (10.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 59 (8.01%) Analyst
7 54 (7.33%) Windows Engineer
8 52 (7.06%) Head of Support
8 52 (7.06%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 50 (6.78%) Desktop Support
10 47 (6.38%) Systems Engineer
11 43 (5.83%) Citrix Support
12 41 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 39 (5.29%) Citrix Support Engineer
14 38 (5.16%) Architect
15 35 (4.75%) 3rd Line Support
16 33 (4.48%) Consultant
17 32 (4.34%) Support Analyst
17 32 (4.34%) VMware Engineer
18 31 (4.21%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.17%) Web Services
2 8 (1.09%) .NET
3 4 (0.54%) CSS
3 4 (0.54%) HTML
3 4 (0.54%) HTML5
3 4 (0.54%) REST
3 4 (0.54%) SOAP
3 4 (0.54%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (0.27%) Flash
4 2 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.14%) LAMP
5 1 (0.14%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.14%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 136 (18.45%) Blackberry
2 113 (15.33%) User Experience
3 76 (10.31%) Data Centre
4 62 (8.41%) Computer Science
5 41 (5.56%) Clustering
6 24 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (3.12%) Fat Client
7 23 (3.12%) Thin Client
8 21 (2.85%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.76%) Virtual Team
10 11 (1.49%) EMC VMAX
11 10 (1.36%) PKI
12 8 (1.09%) Hedge funds
12 8 (1.09%) iPad
12 8 (1.09%) iPhone
12 8 (1.09%) Public Cloud
12 8 (1.09%) Replication
13 7 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.95%) RSA SecurID
14 6 (0.81%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 655 (88.87%) Windows
2 377 (51.15%) Windows Server
3 277 (37.58%) Windows 7
4 262 (35.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 252 (34.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 178 (24.15%) Windows 10
7 117 (15.88%) Android
8 114 (15.47%) Apple iOS
9 110 (14.93%) Mac OS X
10 67 (9.09%) Linux
11 61 (8.28%) Windows 8
12 36 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (1.63%) Unix
14 9 (1.22%) Ubuntu
15 8 (1.09%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.68%) CentOS
16 5 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.68%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.54%) Solaris
18 2 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (34.46%) ITIL
2 142 (19.27%) Asset Management
3 134 (18.18%) Wealth Management
4 121 (16.42%) Service Management
5 57 (7.73%) Problem Management
6 55 (7.46%) Presales
7 53 (7.19%) Service Delivery
8 46 (6.24%) Application Packaging
9 43 (5.83%) Knowledge Management
10 42 (5.70%) Application Virtualisation
11 36 (4.88%) Change Management
12 33 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
13 29 (3.93%) Customer Requirements
13 29 (3.93%) Mobile Device Management
13 29 (3.93%) Performance Management
14 26 (3.53%) Virtual Environments
15 25 (3.39%) Project Management
15 25 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
16 24 (3.26%) Continuous Improvement
17 23 (3.12%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 134 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 122 (16.55%) SQL
3 11 (1.49%) Python
3 11 (1.49%) VBScript
4 8 (1.09%) Java
5 7 (0.95%) C#
5 7 (0.95%) VB
6 5 (0.68%) PHP
7 4 (0.54%) Go
7 4 (0.54%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.27%) Perl
8 2 (0.27%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.14%) C
9 1 (0.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 255 (34.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 218 (29.58%) MCSE
3 205 (27.82%) Citrix Certification
4 160 (21.71%) CCA
5 106 (14.38%) Degree
6 55 (7.46%) Computer Science Degree
7 42 (5.70%) MCSA
8 38 (5.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 31 (4.21%) CCEA
10 21 (2.85%) MCP
11 20 (2.71%) CCNA
11 20 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (1.76%) MCITP
13 9 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (1.22%) Security Cleared
13 9 (1.22%) VCP5
14 8 (1.09%) SC Cleared
15 7 (0.95%) CCNP
16 6 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.81%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.85%) SLA
2 16 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.54%) QA
5 3 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (0.41%) PMO
6 1 (0.14%) GCP
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 619 (83.99%) XenApp
2 541 (73.41%) Active Directory
3 319 (43.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 215 (29.17%) Hyper-V
5 137 (18.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 117 (15.88%) VMware ESXi
7 115 (15.60%) XenServer
8 99 (13.43%) vSphere
9 42 (5.70%) VirtualBox
10 20 (2.71%) Virtual Desktop
11 16 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (2.04%) Xen
13 14 (1.90%) Terminal Services
14 13 (1.76%) vCloud
15 12 (1.63%) ISA Server
16 11 (1.49%) BitLocker
16 11 (1.49%) DFS Replication
17 7 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 6 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
19 5 (0.68%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 278 (37.72%) SCCM
2 104 (14.11%) AirWatch
3 77 (10.45%) SCOM
4 34 (4.61%) XenMobile
5 32 (4.34%) SCOrch
6 29 (3.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 27 (3.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 21 (2.85%) Norton AntiVirus
9 20 (2.71%) Backup Exec
10 19 (2.58%) WSUS
11 18 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
12 16 (2.17%) HP SIM
13 13 (1.76%) HP Data Protector
13 13 (1.76%) NetBackup
14 12 (1.63%) EdgeSight
15 11 (1.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 10 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 9 (1.22%) Ansible
17 9 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
17 9 (1.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 730 (99.05%) Citrix
2 579 (78.56%) Microsoft
3 571 (77.48%) VMware
4 163 (22.12%) AppSense
5 135 (18.32%) McAfee
6 134 (18.18%) Cisco
7 122 (16.55%) Apple
8 107 (14.52%) ServiceNow
9 76 (10.31%) HP
10 68 (9.23%) Dell
11 62 (8.41%) NetApp
12 55 (7.46%) Symantec
13 48 (6.51%) EMC
14 39 (5.29%) Veeam
15 31 (4.21%) IBM
16 30 (4.07%) Juniper
17 22 (2.99%) Reuters
18 20 (2.71%) CheckPoint
18 20 (2.71%) Wyse
19 17 (2.31%) SolarWinds