Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 757 537 633
Rank change year-on-year -220 +96 -28
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 238 293 563
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 1.14% 2.33% 2.27%
Number of salaries quoted 182 203 456
10th Percentile £25,550 £33,900 £29,000
25th Percentile £36,063 £37,500 £33,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £55,000 £45,162
Median % change year-on-year -22.73% +21.78% +0.36%
75th Percentile £48,750 £67,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,750
% change year-on-year +6.25% -6.43% +6.88%

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 20,835 12,579 24,755
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.51% 17.79% 17.04%
Number of salaries quoted 14,774 10,467 20,598
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £25,750
25th Percentile £40,000 £38,000 £33,173
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £86,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -

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 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Top 14 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 26 July 2021. 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 -205 223 £42,500 -22.73% 39
UK excluding London -96 163 £42,500 +6.25% 32
London -205 67 £50,000 -19.35% 8
Midlands -76 48 £40,000 +3.90% 5
East Midlands -13 39 £40,000 -28.89% 2
East of England -3 30 £47,500 +6.74% 5
South East -65 30 £32,500 -26.55% 5
North of England -62 29 £45,000 - 13
Work from Home -291 26 £50,000 -20.00% 3
South West -54 19 £33,500 -12.42% 3
Yorkshire -48 15 £42,500 -5.56% 3
North West -37 14 £45,000 +12.50% 7
West Midlands -100 9 £42,000 +10.53% 3
Wales -19 8 £45,000 +28.57%

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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.

1 215 (90.34%) Citrix
2 198 (83.19%) VMware
3 182 (76.47%) Microsoft
4 181 (76.05%) Active Directory
5 174 (73.11%) Windows
6 156 (65.55%) VMware Infrastructure
7 155 (65.13%) Microsoft 365
8 149 (62.61%) Azure
9 146 (61.34%) XenApp
10 138 (57.98%) Windows Server
11 98 (41.18%) vSphere
12 93 (39.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 84 (35.29%) MS Exchange
14 83 (34.87%) ITIL
15 78 (32.77%) DNS
16 77 (32.35%) Hyper-V
17 76 (31.93%) DHCP
18 75 (31.51%) PowerShell
19 68 (28.57%) Social Skills
20 66 (27.73%) Windows 10
21 65 (27.31%) Windows Server 2012
22 60 (25.21%) SAN
23 58 (24.37%) SQL
24 57 (23.95%) TCP/IP
25 52 (21.85%) Firewall
26 49 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
27 47 (19.75%) Cisco
28 44 (18.49%) Windows Server 2008
29 42 (17.65%) NetScaler
29 42 (17.65%) Data Centre

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 84 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 32 (13.45%) SharePoint
3 29 (12.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (7.98%) Skype for Business
5 13 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (4.20%) Apache
6 10 (4.20%) Apache Spark
6 10 (4.20%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (4.20%) IIS
6 10 (4.20%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.10%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 36 (15.13%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 155 (65.13%) Microsoft 365
2 149 (62.61%) Azure
3 28 (11.76%) AWS
4 26 (10.92%) OneDrive
5 18 (7.56%) OpenShift
6 10 (4.20%) Mimecast
7 8 (3.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (2.94%) IaaS
9 6 (2.52%) SaaS
10 5 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.26%) Dropbox
11 3 (1.26%) Google Workspace
12 1 (0.42%) Azure Sentinel
12 1 (0.42%) Azure Storage
12 1 (0.42%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (32.77%) DNS
2 76 (31.93%) DHCP
3 60 (25.21%) SAN
4 57 (23.95%) TCP/IP
5 52 (21.85%) Firewall
6 42 (17.65%) NetScaler
7 36 (15.13%) VPN
8 31 (13.03%) VLAN
9 27 (11.34%) WAN
10 23 (9.66%) LAN
11 16 (6.72%) VoIP
11 16 (6.72%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (6.30%) Skype
13 14 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
14 13 (5.46%) NAS
15 12 (5.04%) iSCSI
16 11 (4.62%) MPLS
17 10 (4.20%) Fibre Channel
18 8 (3.36%) Internet
19 7 (2.94%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.20%) Hadoop
3 6 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.10%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.10%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (2.10%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (4.20%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.26%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.84%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 68 (28.57%) Social Skills
2 36 (15.13%) Finance
3 24 (10.08%) Public Sector
4 20 (8.40%) Organisational Skills
5 11 (4.62%) Telecoms
6 10 (4.20%) Advertising
7 8 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (3.36%) Legal
8 7 (2.94%) Digital Economy
8 7 (2.94%) Documentation Skills
9 5 (2.10%) Financial Institution
9 5 (2.10%) Games
9 5 (2.10%) Law
10 4 (1.68%) Back Office
11 3 (1.26%) Billing
12 2 (0.84%) Presentation Skills
13 1 (0.42%) Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (31.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 65 (27.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 60 (25.21%) Support Engineer
4 40 (16.81%) 3rd Line Support
5 32 (13.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 30 (12.61%) 2nd Line Support
7 29 (12.18%) Analyst
8 25 (10.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 24 (10.08%) IT Engineer
10 23 (9.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 21 (8.82%) Senior Support Engineer
12 19 (7.98%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (7.98%) Support Analyst
13 18 (7.56%) Windows Engineer
14 17 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 17 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
15 16 (6.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 11 (4.62%) IT Support
17 10 (4.20%) Citrix Support
17 10 (4.20%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.62%) LDAP
2 10 (4.20%) JMS
3 8 (3.36%) Web Services
4 3 (1.26%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 42 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.40%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (3.36%) FMCG
3 8 (3.36%) Public Cloud
4 7 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
4 7 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.52%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.52%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.10%) EMC VNX
6 5 (2.10%) Hedge funds
6 5 (2.10%) Replication
6 5 (2.10%) Symmetrix
7 4 (1.68%) Clustering
8 3 (1.26%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.84%) iPhone
9 2 (0.84%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.42%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.42%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.42%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 174 (73.11%) Windows
2 138 (57.98%) Windows Server
3 66 (27.73%) Windows 10
4 65 (27.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (18.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (13.45%) Linux
7 29 (12.18%) Windows Server 2016
8 26 (10.92%) Windows Server 2019
9 17 (7.14%) Windows 7
10 16 (6.72%) Windows 8
11 13 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (4.20%) CentOS
13 5 (2.10%) Android
13 5 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.26%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.26%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.84%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.42%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (39.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 83 (34.87%) ITIL
3 49 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (16.81%) Disaster Recovery
5 38 (15.97%) Project Management
6 25 (10.50%) Project Delivery
7 24 (10.08%) Patch Management
8 17 (7.14%) DevOps
9 16 (6.72%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 14 (5.88%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 14 (5.88%) Service Delivery
11 13 (5.46%) Business Continuity
11 13 (5.46%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (5.46%) ITSM
11 13 (5.46%) Load Balancing
12 12 (5.04%) Antivirus Management
12 12 (5.04%) Line Management
12 12 (5.04%) Requirements Gathering
12 12 (5.04%) Service Management
13 11 (4.62%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 75 (31.51%) PowerShell
2 58 (24.37%) SQL
3 12 (5.04%) VB
4 8 (3.36%) VBScript
5 3 (1.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (15.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (13.87%) Citrix Certification
3 23 (9.66%) MCITP
4 21 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 16 (6.72%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (5.88%) Degree
7 12 (5.04%) CCNP
7 12 (5.04%) MCSE
8 11 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (4.20%) RHCE
10 9 (3.78%) MCSA
11 7 (2.94%) CCNA
12 5 (2.10%) CCA
12 5 (2.10%) Security Cleared
13 4 (1.68%) MCP
14 3 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (1.26%) SC Cleared
15 2 (0.84%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.84%) Master's Degree
16 1 (0.42%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.34%) SLA
2 13 (5.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (5.04%) GDPR
4 5 (2.10%) ISO 9001
4 5 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 3 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.84%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.84%) PMO
System Software
1 181 (76.05%) Active Directory
2 156 (65.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (61.34%) XenApp
4 98 (41.18%) vSphere
5 77 (32.35%) Hyper-V
6 29 (12.18%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (9.66%) Virtual Desktop
8 17 (7.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 14 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
10 13 (5.46%) BitLocker
10 13 (5.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 11 (4.62%) VirtualBox
12 10 (4.20%) Docker
13 8 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (2.94%) NFS
15 4 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
16 3 (1.26%) KVM
16 3 (1.26%) vCloud
17 2 (0.84%) VMware NSX
18 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 40 (16.81%) Microsoft Intune
2 39 (16.39%) SCCM
3 21 (8.82%) Ansible
4 19 (7.98%) Kubernetes
5 14 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 11 (4.62%) AirWatch
6 11 (4.62%) Puppet
7 10 (4.20%) Backup Exec
8 9 (3.78%) HAProxy
8 9 (3.78%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (3.78%) vRealize
9 8 (3.36%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 8 (3.36%) NetBackup
10 7 (2.94%) SCOM
11 6 (2.52%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (2.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (2.10%) vCenter Server
13 4 (1.68%) XenMobile
14 3 (1.26%) Terraform
15 2 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 215 (90.34%) Citrix
2 198 (83.19%) VMware
3 182 (76.47%) Microsoft
4 47 (19.75%) Cisco
5 27 (11.34%) Red Hat
6 26 (10.92%) Dell
7 25 (10.50%) EMC
7 25 (10.50%) Veeam
8 23 (9.66%) HP
8 23 (9.66%) Sophos
9 20 (8.40%) F5
9 20 (8.40%) Symantec
10 17 (7.14%) Nimble Storage
11 16 (6.72%) NetApp
12 14 (5.88%) IBM
12 14 (5.88%) Infoblox
13 12 (5.04%) Meraki
14 11 (4.62%) 3PAR
14 11 (4.62%) Brocade
15 9 (3.78%) Avaya