Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 620 610 655
Rank change year-on-year -10 +45 +46
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 613 714 666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.40% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 2.51% 3.09% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 470 491 576
UK median annual salary £47,500 £43,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% -5.88%
10th Percentile £27,425 £29,750 £29,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £67,500 £62,375
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £36,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +18.06% -6.49% -3.75%

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 24,455 23,097 23,499
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.12% 12.97% 12.37%
Number of salaries quoted 19,966 19,378 19,735
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,500
90th Percentile £81,250 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 +5 588 £47,500 +9.20% 90
UK excluding London +77 336 £42,500 +18.06% 55
London -90 253 £54,000 +2.86% 38
South East +59 96 £42,500 +30.77% 20
North of England +42 96 £47,500 +31.94% 10
East of England +74 60 £40,000 -1.84% 6
North West +32 54 £40,500 +1.25% 7
Midlands +42 49 £50,000 +42.86% 6
West Midlands +51 41 £50,000 +38.89% 5
Yorkshire +19 40 £50,000 +42.86% 3
South West +25 33 £35,000 - 10
East Midlands +7 8 £35,000 - 1
Scotland -17 5 £49,500 -13.91% 3
Wales -7 2 £46,000 +46.03%
North East - 2 £27,750 -

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 587 (95.76%) Citrix
2 532 (86.79%) Windows
3 519 (84.67%) XenApp
4 431 (70.31%) VMware
5 420 (68.52%) Microsoft
6 411 (67.05%) Active Directory
7 337 (54.98%) Windows Server
8 269 (43.88%) VMware Infrastructure
9 258 (42.09%) Office 365
10 222 (36.22%) Windows 10
11 220 (35.89%) Windows Server 2008
12 211 (34.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 198 (32.30%) Microsoft Azure
14 184 (30.02%) ITIL
15 172 (28.06%) NetScaler
16 169 (27.57%) Windows 7
16 169 (27.57%) SCCM
17 165 (26.92%) Hyper-V
18 162 (26.43%) MS Exchange
19 157 (25.61%) PowerShell
20 149 (24.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 132 (21.53%) DNS
22 127 (20.72%) Finance
23 126 (20.55%) VMware ESXi
24 121 (19.74%) Microsoft App-V
24 121 (19.74%) Cisco
25 113 (18.43%) SAN
25 113 (18.43%) vSphere
26 112 (18.27%) Firewall
27 97 (15.82%) DHCP

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
1 162 (26.43%) MS Exchange
2 83 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 68 (11.09%) Exchange Server 2013
4 38 (6.20%) Skype for Business
5 29 (4.73%) SharePoint
6 24 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 24 (3.92%) IIS
7 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.33%) Apache
8 2 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.33%) SAS
9 1 (0.16%) CMS
9 1 (0.16%) Kentico
9 1 (0.16%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 67 (10.93%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.47%) Infor SunSystems
1 9 (1.47%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 258 (42.09%) Office 365
2 198 (32.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 75 (12.23%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (5.22%) OneDrive
5 25 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (2.28%) IaaS
7 7 (1.14%) PaaS
7 7 (1.14%) Yammer
8 6 (0.98%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.33%) Azure Functions
9 2 (0.33%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (0.33%) G Suite
9 2 (0.33%) Serverless
10 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 172 (28.06%) NetScaler
2 132 (21.53%) DNS
3 113 (18.43%) SAN
4 112 (18.27%) Firewall
5 97 (15.82%) DHCP
6 81 (13.21%) WAN
7 69 (11.26%) LAN
8 53 (8.65%) TCP/IP
9 52 (8.48%) Remote Desktop
10 50 (8.16%) VPN
11 40 (6.53%) VLAN
12 33 (5.38%) Skype
13 28 (4.57%) VSAN
14 23 (3.75%) MPLS
15 22 (3.59%) NAS
16 20 (3.26%) Fibre Channel
16 20 (3.26%) iSCSI
17 19 (3.10%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (2.94%) OSPF
18 18 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.10%) SQL Server 2016
3 17 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (2.12%) SQL Server 2014
5 12 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.82%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.65%) MySQL
9 3 (0.49%) Big Data
10 2 (0.33%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (0.82%) Git (software)
3 4 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.33%) GitLab
4 2 (0.33%) MSI
General
1 127 (20.72%) Finance
2 19 (3.10%) Banking
3 16 (2.61%) Law
3 16 (2.61%) Retail
4 15 (2.45%) Back Office
4 15 (2.45%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.63%) Legal
6 9 (1.47%) Electronics
6 9 (1.47%) Publishing
7 7 (1.14%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.98%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.82%) Marketing
10 4 (0.65%) Local Government
10 4 (0.65%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.33%) Advertising
11 2 (0.33%) German Language
11 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 121 (19.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 117 (19.09%) Citrix Engineer
3 91 (14.85%) Support Engineer
4 62 (10.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 51 (8.32%) Consultant
6 45 (7.34%) 3rd Line Support
6 45 (7.34%) Citrix Support
7 44 (7.18%) Architect
8 42 (6.85%) Desktop Support
9 41 (6.69%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
10 39 (6.36%) Systems Engineer
11 36 (5.87%) Analyst
12 33 (5.38%) Citrix Support Engineer
13 31 (5.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 30 (4.89%) Citrix Consultant
15 29 (4.73%) Senior Citrix Engineer
16 28 (4.57%) VMware Engineer
17 26 (4.24%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 26 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
17 26 (4.24%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.57%) Web Services
2 6 (0.98%) LDAP
3 5 (0.82%) JSON
4 4 (0.65%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.49%) COM
6 2 (0.33%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.33%) SAML
6 2 (0.33%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.16%) .NET
7 1 (0.16%) CSS
7 1 (0.16%) HTML
7 1 (0.16%) MEAN Stack
7 1 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 68 (11.09%) Data Centre
2 53 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 44 (7.18%) Fat Client
3 44 (7.18%) Thin Client
4 34 (5.55%) Self-Motivation
5 27 (4.40%) Clustering
6 20 (3.26%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.28%) Public Cloud
8 13 (2.12%) User Experience
9 12 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (1.63%) Blackberry
10 10 (1.63%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.47%) Driving Licence
12 8 (1.31%) Computer Science
12 8 (1.31%) HP StoreVirtual
12 8 (1.31%) NHS
13 7 (1.14%) PKI
14 6 (0.98%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
14 6 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 532 (86.79%) Windows
2 337 (54.98%) Windows Server
3 222 (36.22%) Windows 10
4 220 (35.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 211 (34.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 169 (27.57%) Windows 7
7 52 (8.48%) Windows 8
8 45 (7.34%) Linux
9 24 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (3.26%) Mac OS
11 15 (2.45%) Unix
12 10 (1.63%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.31%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.33%) CentOS
15 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (30.02%) ITIL
2 149 (24.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 76 (12.40%) Project Management
4 72 (11.75%) Presales
5 66 (10.77%) Application Packaging
6 65 (10.60%) Service Delivery
7 55 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
8 45 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
9 43 (7.01%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (7.01%) Migration
10 33 (5.38%) Line Management
11 31 (5.06%) Customer Requirements
11 31 (5.06%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 30 (4.89%) Server Virtualisation
13 28 (4.57%) Data Protection
13 28 (4.57%) Disaster Recovery
13 28 (4.57%) Service Management
13 28 (4.57%) Time Management
14 27 (4.40%) DevOps
15 25 (4.08%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 157 (25.61%) PowerShell
2 93 (15.17%) SQL
3 25 (4.08%) Bash Shell
4 20 (3.26%) Python
5 12 (1.96%) VBScript
6 8 (1.31%) C
7 7 (1.14%) Perl
8 6 (0.98%) Korn
8 6 (0.98%) Ruby
9 2 (0.33%) C#
9 2 (0.33%) VB
10 1 (0.16%) AppleScript
10 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 80 (13.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (11.58%) Citrix Certification
3 68 (11.09%) MCSE
4 60 (9.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 52 (8.48%) Degree
6 33 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (3.92%) CCA
7 24 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
8 18 (2.94%) CCNA
9 17 (2.77%) MCSA
10 15 (2.45%) CCNP
11 14 (2.28%) Security Cleared
12 13 (2.12%) MCITP
13 9 (1.47%) CCIE
13 9 (1.47%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (0.98%) VCAP
15 5 (0.82%) CCAA
15 5 (0.82%) DBS Check
15 5 (0.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (11.26%) SLA
2 13 (2.12%) GDPR
3 4 (0.65%) PMBOK
4 3 (0.49%) PMO
5 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 519 (84.67%) XenApp
2 411 (67.05%) Active Directory
3 269 (43.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 165 (26.92%) Hyper-V
5 126 (20.55%) VMware ESXi
6 121 (19.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 113 (18.43%) vSphere
8 72 (11.75%) XenServer
9 31 (5.06%) Virtual Desktop
10 25 (4.08%) Terminal Services
11 22 (3.59%) BitLocker
12 16 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
13 15 (2.45%) VMware NSX
14 9 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 8 (1.31%) Forefront TMG
15 8 (1.31%) VirtualBox
16 7 (1.14%) DFS Replication
16 7 (1.14%) Firmware
17 6 (0.98%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 5 (0.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 169 (27.57%) SCCM
2 46 (7.50%) SCOM
3 43 (7.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 43 (7.01%) XenMobile
4 37 (6.04%) SCOrch
5 33 (5.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 21 (3.43%) Puppet
7 20 (3.26%) vCenter Server
8 19 (3.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 15 (2.45%) PowerCLI
9 15 (2.45%) SCVMM
9 15 (2.45%) WSUS
10 14 (2.28%) AirWatch
10 14 (2.28%) Backup Exec
11 13 (2.12%) IBM BigFix
11 13 (2.12%) Microsoft Clustering
11 13 (2.12%) Terraform
12 12 (1.96%) FortiGate
12 12 (1.96%) SCDPM
13 11 (1.79%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 587 (95.76%) Citrix
2 431 (70.31%) VMware
3 420 (68.52%) Microsoft
4 121 (19.74%) Cisco
5 88 (14.36%) Ivanti
6 66 (10.77%) HP
7 51 (8.32%) Dell
8 42 (6.85%) NetApp
8 42 (6.85%) Symantec
9 41 (6.69%) Apple
10 32 (5.22%) Veeam
11 28 (4.57%) Altiris
12 23 (3.75%) CheckPoint
13 22 (3.59%) IBM
14 20 (3.26%) McAfee
15 19 (3.10%) F5
16 18 (2.94%) Google
17 17 (2.77%) Meraki
18 15 (2.45%) Avaya
18 15 (2.45%) MobileIron