Period
to 26 March 2019

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 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK
6 months to
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 635 623 709
Rank change year-on-year -12 +86 -90
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 516 683 521
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.39% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 2.19% 2.87% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 392 481 445
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% -4.71%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,500 £26,200
90th Percentile £77,000 £62,500 £63,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £36,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +16.44% -8.75% -

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 23,579 23,826 21,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.89% 13.62% 12.28%
Number of salaries quoted 19,193 19,514 17,503
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,750 £23,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £77,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -

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 26 March 2019.

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 26 March 2019. 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 +1 492 £45,000 - 17
UK excluding London +53 316 £42,500 +16.44% 11
London -18 183 £52,500 +5.00% 6
North of England +56 87 £39,500 -1.25% 2
South East +27 69 £42,500 +34.92% 4
Midlands +12 67 £41,250 -2.94% 4
West Midlands -2 56 £41,250 -2.94% 2
North West +53 52 £37,500 -12.79% 2
East of England +92 46 £40,000 +14.29%
South West +41 39 £35,000 - 1
Yorkshire +19 34 £47,500 +18.75%
East Midlands +41 11 £42,500 -5.56% 2
Isle of Man - 5 £45,000 -
Wales +14 3 £41,500 +31.75%
Scotland +4 3 - -
North East +12 1 £31,000 -29.14%

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, 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.

1 472 (91.47%) Citrix
2 391 (75.78%) Microsoft
3 376 (72.87%) XenApp
4 372 (72.09%) Active Directory
5 370 (71.71%) Windows
6 369 (71.51%) VMware
7 261 (50.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 250 (48.45%) Windows Server
9 219 (42.44%) Office 365
10 201 (38.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 166 (32.17%) SCCM
12 165 (31.98%) DNS
13 160 (31.01%) Cisco
14 156 (30.23%) Hyper-V
15 154 (29.84%) ITIL
16 145 (28.10%) NetScaler
17 144 (27.91%) Windows 10
18 137 (26.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 130 (25.19%) DHCP
20 128 (24.81%) Windows Server 2008
21 120 (23.26%) PowerShell
21 120 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
22 110 (21.32%) Microsoft App-V
23 108 (20.93%) SAN
24 105 (20.35%) Firewall
25 104 (20.16%) SQL
26 101 (19.57%) vSphere
27 99 (19.19%) MS Exchange
28 92 (17.83%) Windows 7
29 89 (17.25%) HP

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 99 (19.19%) MS Exchange
2 56 (10.85%) Skype for Business
3 41 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 39 (7.56%) SharePoint
5 21 (4.07%) IIS
6 18 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.55%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.16%) Confluence
8 6 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.58%) CMS
9 3 (0.58%) Kentico
10 2 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.39%) SAS
Applications
1 52 (10.08%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.55%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 219 (42.44%) Office 365
2 201 (38.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
4 57 (11.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 33 (6.40%) OneDrive
6 22 (4.26%) IaaS
7 19 (3.68%) PaaS
8 9 (1.74%) Mimecast
9 6 (1.16%) Yammer
10 4 (0.78%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.78%) Azure Functions
10 4 (0.78%) Azure Machine Learning
10 4 (0.78%) Serverless
11 2 (0.39%) G Suite
12 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 165 (31.98%) DNS
2 145 (28.10%) NetScaler
3 130 (25.19%) DHCP
4 108 (20.93%) SAN
5 105 (20.35%) Firewall
6 67 (12.98%) LAN
6 67 (12.98%) WAN
7 63 (12.21%) Skype
8 52 (10.08%) Remote Desktop
9 48 (9.30%) VLAN
10 44 (8.53%) NAS
11 33 (6.40%) VPN
12 32 (6.20%) Cisco Nexus
13 31 (6.01%) TCP/IP
14 28 (5.43%) Cisco ASA
15 27 (5.23%) Fibre Channel
16 26 (5.04%) Wireless
17 25 (4.84%) iSCSI
17 25 (4.84%) VoIP
18 20 (3.88%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.88%) Amazon RDS
3 17 (3.29%) Azure SQL Database
4 12 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (1.94%) MySQL
5 10 (1.94%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (3.10%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.16%) JIRA
2 6 (1.16%) TestRail
2 6 (1.16%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.16%) Zephyr
3 5 (0.97%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 68 (13.18%) Finance
2 11 (2.13%) Banking
3 8 (1.55%) Military
4 4 (0.78%) Retail
5 3 (0.58%) Legal
6 2 (0.39%) Electronics
6 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.39%) Marketing
6 2 (0.39%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.19%) Back Office
7 1 (0.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 129 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 87 (16.86%) Citrix Engineer
3 63 (12.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 51 (9.88%) Architect
5 43 (8.33%) Consultant
6 41 (7.95%) Support Engineer
7 35 (6.78%) Analyst
8 34 (6.59%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
9 33 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support
10 32 (6.20%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 32 (6.20%) VMware Engineer
11 25 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
12 24 (4.65%) IT Engineer
12 24 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
13 22 (4.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (4.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 19 (3.68%) IT Support
16 17 (3.29%) Citrix Consultant
16 17 (3.29%) Cloud Architect
16 17 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.10%) JSON
2 7 (1.36%) Web Services
3 6 (1.16%) 802.1X
3 6 (1.16%) Apache Flex
4 4 (0.78%) SAML
5 3 (0.58%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 56 (10.85%) Data Centre
2 46 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (7.56%) Self-Motivation
4 35 (6.78%) Fat Client
4 35 (6.78%) Thin Client
5 27 (5.23%) Clustering
6 21 (4.07%) Management Information System
7 19 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
8 18 (3.49%) Public Cloud
8 18 (3.49%) Replication
9 16 (3.10%) CMDB
10 14 (2.71%) iPhone
11 13 (2.52%) User Experience
12 12 (2.33%) Blackberry
12 12 (2.33%) iPad
13 11 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
13 11 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (1.36%) Driving Licence
15 6 (1.16%) Hedge funds
15 6 (1.16%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 370 (71.71%) Windows
2 250 (48.45%) Windows Server
3 144 (27.91%) Windows 10
4 128 (24.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 120 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 92 (17.83%) Windows 7
7 62 (12.02%) Linux
8 28 (5.43%) Apple iOS
9 26 (5.04%) Windows 8
10 21 (4.07%) Mac OS
11 11 (2.13%) CentOS
11 11 (2.13%) Ubuntu
11 11 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (1.94%) Unix
13 9 (1.74%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.78%) VMS
14 4 (0.78%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.39%) Android
15 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (29.84%) ITIL
2 137 (26.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 71 (13.76%) Service Delivery
4 65 (12.60%) Presales
5 55 (10.66%) Application Packaging
6 53 (10.27%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (10.27%) Problem-Solving
7 48 (9.30%) Project Management
8 45 (8.72%) Data Protection
9 42 (8.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 39 (7.56%) Storage Management
11 35 (6.78%) High Availability
12 33 (6.40%) Customer Requirements
13 32 (6.20%) ITSM
13 32 (6.20%) Service Management
14 31 (6.01%) Migration
14 31 (6.01%) Server Virtualisation
15 30 (5.81%) Problem Management
16 28 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
17 27 (5.23%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 120 (23.26%) PowerShell
2 104 (20.16%) SQL
3 24 (4.65%) Bash Shell
4 15 (2.91%) Python
5 12 (2.33%) C
6 10 (1.94%) VBScript
7 6 (1.16%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.16%) PHP
8 2 (0.39%) Perl
9 1 (0.19%) AppleScript
9 1 (0.19%) Korn
9 1 (0.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (12.02%) Citrix Certification
2 55 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (9.50%) MCSE
3 49 (9.50%) Security Cleared
4 45 (8.72%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (6.98%) CCA
6 35 (6.78%) Degree
6 35 (6.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 26 (5.04%) CCNA
8 24 (4.65%) SC Cleared
9 22 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (4.07%) CCNP
11 20 (3.88%) DV Cleared
12 17 (3.29%) MCSA
13 15 (2.91%) VCP6
14 10 (1.94%) CESG Certified Professional
15 8 (1.55%) CISSP
15 8 (1.55%) MCP
16 6 (1.16%) JNCIS
16 6 (1.16%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (8.53%) SLA
2 16 (3.10%) QA
3 6 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (0.97%) GDPR
5 3 (0.58%) PMO
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 376 (72.87%) XenApp
2 372 (72.09%) Active Directory
3 261 (50.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 156 (30.23%) Hyper-V
5 110 (21.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 101 (19.57%) vSphere
7 79 (15.31%) VMware ESXi
8 63 (12.21%) XenServer
9 36 (6.98%) Virtual Desktop
10 34 (6.59%) BitLocker
11 28 (5.43%) Virtual Machines
12 19 (3.68%) Firmware
12 19 (3.68%) Terminal Services
13 15 (2.91%) VMware Workstation
14 12 (2.33%) DFS Replication
15 11 (2.13%) NFS
16 6 (1.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
17 4 (0.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 166 (32.17%) SCCM
2 79 (15.31%) SCOM
3 61 (11.82%) XenMobile
4 44 (8.53%) Microsoft Intune
5 42 (8.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 31 (6.01%) vCenter Server
7 29 (5.62%) SCOrch
7 29 (5.62%) SCVMM
8 28 (5.43%) SCDPM
9 25 (4.84%) Microsoft Clustering
10 23 (4.46%) Backup Exec
10 23 (4.46%) FortiGate
11 21 (4.07%) WSUS
12 19 (3.68%) AirWatch
13 18 (3.49%) IBM BigFix
14 16 (3.10%) vRealize
15 15 (2.91%) SCSM
16 14 (2.71%) Puppet
17 13 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
18 11 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 472 (91.47%) Citrix
2 391 (75.78%) Microsoft
3 369 (71.51%) VMware
4 160 (31.01%) Cisco
5 89 (17.25%) HP
6 72 (13.95%) Dell
7 62 (12.02%) NetApp
8 57 (11.05%) Ivanti
9 51 (9.88%) Veeam
10 41 (7.95%) Symantec
11 37 (7.17%) Apple
12 31 (6.01%) Avaya
13 29 (5.62%) Meraki
14 28 (5.43%) IBM
15 25 (4.84%) EMC
16 24 (4.65%) MobileIron
16 24 (4.65%) Oracle
17 21 (4.07%) CheckPoint
18 20 (3.88%) Altiris
19 18 (3.49%) 3PAR