Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 543 577 630
Rank change year-on-year +34 +53 -14
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 144 603 643
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.43% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 1.61% 2.50% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 141 505 512
Median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +7.95%
10th Percentile £32,500 £29,000 £27,800
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.11% -1.11% +23.29%

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 8,932 24,160 24,604
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.60% 17.33% 14.78%
Number of salaries quoted 7,515 19,814 20,129
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £31,250 £25,500 £24,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.59% - +9.68%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +21 117 £52,500 +5.00% 23
UK excluding London +106 73 £40,000 -10.11% 16
London +75 63 £66,000 +19.46% 8
Work from Home +49 23 £52,500 - 3
Midlands +74 20 £42,500 +13.33% 4
Wales +59 16 £36,500 +46.00% 1
West Midlands +50 16 £41,250 +3.13% 1
North of England +167 15 £40,000 -11.11% 5
North West +126 9 £40,000 -15.79% 5
South East +150 8 £35,000 -27.08% 3
South West +89 6 £40,000 -5.88% 1
Yorkshire +138 5 £45,000 -14.29%
East of England +111 5 £40,000 -15.79% 2
East Midlands +86 4 £52,500 +40.00% 3
Scotland +96 3 £46,820 +3.67%
North East +24 1 £40,000 +14.29%

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 136 (94.44%) Citrix
2 131 (90.97%) XenApp
3 124 (86.11%) Windows
4 114 (79.17%) VMware
5 103 (71.53%) Microsoft
6 95 (65.97%) Active Directory
7 88 (61.11%) Office 365
8 77 (53.47%) Windows Server
9 68 (47.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 65 (45.14%) Azure
11 56 (38.89%) PowerShell
12 50 (34.72%) SCCM
13 46 (31.94%) NetScaler
14 41 (28.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 41 (28.47%) Firewall
15 39 (27.08%) vSphere
16 37 (25.69%) Hyper-V
17 36 (25.00%) MS Exchange
18 35 (24.31%) Finance
18 35 (24.31%) Windows 10
19 34 (23.61%) DNS
20 33 (22.92%) ITIL
21 29 (20.14%) Data Centre
22 28 (19.44%) Cisco
23 26 (18.06%) DHCP
23 26 (18.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
24 25 (17.36%) AWS
25 23 (15.97%) Migration
26 22 (15.28%) Linux
27 21 (14.58%) 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 36 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 17 (11.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (10.42%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.56%) Apache
4 8 (5.56%) IIS
5 6 (4.17%) Apache Spark
5 6 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (4.17%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.08%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.69%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.69%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 88 (61.11%) Office 365
2 65 (45.14%) Azure
3 25 (17.36%) AWS
4 17 (11.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (4.86%) OpenShift
6 4 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (2.08%) IaaS
8 2 (1.39%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.39%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.39%) PaaS
8 2 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (31.94%) NetScaler
2 41 (28.47%) Firewall
3 34 (23.61%) DNS
4 26 (18.06%) DHCP
5 17 (11.81%) VPN
5 17 (11.81%) WAN
6 15 (10.42%) TCP/IP
7 12 (8.33%) SAN
8 11 (7.64%) iSCSI
8 11 (7.64%) LAN
9 8 (5.56%) VoIP
10 6 (4.17%) VSAN
11 4 (2.78%) Skype
11 4 (2.78%) Unified Communications
11 4 (2.78%) VLAN
12 3 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.39%) IP Telephony
13 2 (1.39%) SSL
14 1 (0.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.39%) MySQL
6 1 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 11 (7.64%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.47%) Bitbucket
2 5 (3.47%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.69%) JIRA
3 1 (0.69%) MSI
General
1 35 (24.31%) Finance
2 15 (10.42%) Banking
3 10 (6.94%) Public Sector
4 6 (4.17%) Advertising
5 4 (2.78%) Retail Banking
6 3 (2.08%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.69%) Law
8 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (21.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (15.97%) Citrix Engineer
3 18 (12.50%) Citrix Support
4 14 (9.72%) Support Engineer
5 12 (8.33%) Consultant
6 11 (7.64%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (7.64%) Citrix Support Engineer
6 11 (7.64%) Windows Engineer
7 10 (6.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 10 (6.94%) IT Support
8 9 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (5.56%) Architect
9 8 (5.56%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (5.56%) Citrix Specialist
9 8 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
10 7 (4.86%) Analyst
10 7 (4.86%) Technical Consultant
11 6 (4.17%) Administrator
11 6 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.86%) LDAP
2 6 (4.17%) JMS
3 2 (1.39%) .NET
3 2 (1.39%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.39%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.69%) SAML
4 1 (0.69%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.14%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (4.86%) User Experience
4 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Licensing
4 4 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.08%) Reinsurance
6 2 (1.39%) CMDB
6 2 (1.39%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.39%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.39%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.39%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.39%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.69%) Derivative
7 1 (0.69%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.69%) Handset
7 1 (0.69%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.69%) Replication
7 1 (0.69%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 124 (86.11%) Windows
2 77 (53.47%) Windows Server
3 35 (24.31%) Windows 10
4 22 (15.28%) Linux
5 17 (11.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (9.72%) Windows Server 2016
7 12 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (6.94%) Unix
9 9 (6.25%) Windows 7
10 7 (4.86%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (4.17%) CentOS
11 6 (4.17%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.08%) HPUX
12 3 (2.08%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (2.08%) Solaris
13 2 (1.39%) Android
14 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 33 (22.92%) ITIL
3 23 (15.97%) Migration
4 17 (11.81%) Project Delivery
5 16 (11.11%) Change Management
6 13 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (8.33%) DevOps
8 10 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (6.94%) Information Security
9 9 (6.25%) Business Continuity
9 9 (6.25%) Line Management
9 9 (6.25%) Project Management
9 9 (6.25%) Strategic Roadmap
10 8 (5.56%) Application Packaging
10 8 (5.56%) Patch Management
10 8 (5.56%) Problem Management
10 8 (5.56%) Process Improvement
10 8 (5.56%) Server Management
10 8 (5.56%) Service Management
11 7 (4.86%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 56 (38.89%) PowerShell
2 21 (14.58%) SQL
3 7 (4.86%) Python
4 6 (4.17%) VBScript
5 4 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.39%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.69%) VB
7 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (6.25%) MCSA
3 8 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (4.86%) CCNA
5 6 (4.17%) MCSE
5 6 (4.17%) RHCE
6 4 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (2.78%) Degree
7 3 (2.08%) CCNP
8 1 (0.69%) CCA
8 1 (0.69%) CCIE
8 1 (0.69%) CCIE Security
8 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.56%) BS25999
2 8 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (2.08%) QA
3 3 (2.08%) SLA
4 1 (0.69%) GDPR
4 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 131 (90.97%) XenApp
2 95 (65.97%) Active Directory
3 68 (47.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (27.08%) vSphere
5 37 (25.69%) Hyper-V
6 26 (18.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 10 (6.94%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (6.25%) BitLocker
8 9 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (5.56%) NFS
9 8 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (4.17%) Docker
10 6 (4.17%) VMware NSX
11 4 (2.78%) DFS Replication
12 3 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (1.39%) Terminal Server
13 2 (1.39%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.69%) Firmware
14 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 50 (34.72%) SCCM
2 20 (13.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (11.81%) Ansible
4 16 (11.11%) Backup Exec
4 16 (11.11%) Puppet
5 8 (5.56%) SCOM
5 8 (5.56%) vRealize
6 7 (4.86%) Kubernetes
7 6 (4.17%) Terraform
7 6 (4.17%) XenMobile
8 5 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.39%) AirWatch
10 2 (1.39%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.39%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.69%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.69%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.69%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 136 (94.44%) Citrix
2 114 (79.17%) VMware
3 103 (71.53%) Microsoft
4 28 (19.44%) Cisco
5 21 (14.58%) Veeam
6 18 (12.50%) HP
6 18 (12.50%) NetApp
7 13 (9.03%) F5
7 13 (9.03%) Sophos
8 12 (8.33%) Dell
9 9 (6.25%) EMC
10 7 (4.86%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.86%) Symantec
11 6 (4.17%) Oracle
12 5 (3.47%) EqualLogic
12 5 (3.47%) Fortinet
12 5 (3.47%) McAfee
13 4 (2.78%) Ivanti
13 4 (2.78%) Juniper
13 4 (2.78%) Sun