Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 604 611 672
Rank change year-on-year +7 +61 -114
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 560 730 610
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.42% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 2.26% 2.91% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 457 505 468
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.69% +4.12%
10th Percentile £29,150 £27,500 £28,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £66,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,750
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% -8.13%

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 24,819 25,121 22,371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.00% 14.43% 12.59%
Number of salaries quoted 20,408 20,323 18,840
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% +1.18%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00% -

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -8 526 £45,000 - 75
UK excluding London +20 348 £42,500 +6.25% 48
London -1 187 £52,500 +5.00% 29
Midlands +38 92 £37,500 -6.25% 15
South East -44 71 £48,000 +28.00% 15
West Midlands +25 68 £35,750 -10.63% 13
South West +53 66 £44,500 -1.11% 7
North of England -18 51 £38,000 -15.56% 4
East of England +76 49 £47,500 +26.67% 5
North West +19 28 £38,000 +5.56% 2
East Midlands +36 24 £41,250 -17.50% 2
Yorkshire -21 20 £45,000 -5.26% 2
Scotland +11 9 £45,162 -27.57% 1
Wales +14 5 £25,500 -48.48% 1
Isle of Man - 5 £45,000 -
North East +14 3 £35,000 -56.25%

For the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1 523 (93.39%) Citrix
2 425 (75.89%) Windows
3 407 (72.68%) XenApp
4 404 (72.14%) Active Directory
5 395 (70.54%) VMware
6 380 (67.86%) Microsoft
7 315 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 259 (46.25%) Office 365
9 235 (41.96%) Microsoft Azure
10 229 (40.89%) Windows Server
11 197 (35.18%) DNS
12 196 (35.00%) Hyper-V
13 187 (33.39%) ITIL
14 185 (33.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 183 (32.68%) DHCP
16 179 (31.96%) Cisco
17 177 (31.61%) SCCM
18 170 (30.36%) PowerShell
19 163 (29.11%) NetScaler
20 135 (24.11%) SQL
21 125 (22.32%) Skype
22 124 (22.14%) Microsoft App-V
23 123 (21.96%) MS Exchange
24 122 (21.79%) Windows 10
25 119 (21.25%) Windows Server 2012
26 117 (20.89%) Linux
27 106 (18.93%) Firewall
28 97 (17.32%) Windows Server 2008
29 95 (16.96%) Finance
30 94 (16.79%) SCOM

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
1 123 (21.96%) MS Exchange
2 90 (16.07%) SharePoint
3 57 (10.18%) Skype for Business
4 50 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (5.00%) Confluence
6 25 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (2.50%) IIS
8 6 (1.07%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 50 (8.93%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.18%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 259 (46.25%) Office 365
2 235 (41.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (11.96%) OneDrive
4 64 (11.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 61 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
6 43 (7.68%) Azure Stack
7 40 (7.14%) IaaS
8 20 (3.57%) PaaS
9 19 (3.39%) Mimecast
10 10 (1.79%) Azure Functions
10 10 (1.79%) Azure Machine Learning
10 10 (1.79%) Serverless
11 8 (1.43%) Power Platform
12 5 (0.89%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.89%) SaaS
13 4 (0.71%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 2 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 197 (35.18%) DNS
2 183 (32.68%) DHCP
3 163 (29.11%) NetScaler
4 125 (22.32%) Skype
5 106 (18.93%) Firewall
6 93 (16.61%) TCP/IP
7 78 (13.93%) WAN
8 75 (13.39%) LAN
9 69 (12.32%) SAN
10 38 (6.79%) NAS
11 32 (5.71%) VLAN
12 31 (5.54%) Remote Desktop
13 25 (4.46%) Fibre Channel
14 24 (4.29%) VPN
15 23 (4.11%) VoIP
16 22 (3.93%) iSCSI
17 21 (3.75%) Cisco ASA
17 21 (3.75%) Unified Communications
18 20 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
19 19 (3.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (16.43%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.21%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
4 11 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
5 9 (1.61%) MySQL
5 9 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (1.43%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.43%) Power BI
6 8 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 43 (7.68%) Visual Studio
2 41 (7.32%) JIRA
3 39 (6.96%) TestRail
3 39 (6.96%) Zephyr
4 14 (2.50%) MSI
5 12 (2.14%) Git (software)
6 11 (1.96%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.18%) GCC
General
1 95 (16.96%) Finance
2 17 (3.04%) Banking
2 17 (3.04%) Retail
3 11 (1.96%) Back Office
3 11 (1.96%) Marketing
4 9 (1.61%) Law
4 9 (1.61%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.25%) Electronics
7 6 (1.07%) Online Betting
8 5 (0.89%) Legal
8 5 (0.89%) Military
9 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 168 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 86 (15.36%) Citrix Engineer
3 66 (11.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 62 (11.07%) Analyst
5 50 (8.93%) Consultant
6 46 (8.21%) Support Engineer
7 43 (7.68%) 3rd Line Support
8 40 (7.14%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
9 33 (5.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 31 (5.54%) Architect
11 26 (4.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 25 (4.46%) Systems Engineer
13 23 (4.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (4.11%) Service Analyst
14 22 (3.93%) IT Engineer
15 21 (3.75%) Infrastructure Support
15 21 (3.75%) Service Desk Analyst
16 20 (3.57%) Support Analyst
17 19 (3.39%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 19 (3.39%) Senior Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.96%) JSON
2 10 (1.79%) SAML
3 8 (1.43%) Apache Flex
4 5 (0.89%) COM
5 3 (0.54%) LDAP
6 2 (0.36%) Web Services
7 1 (0.18%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.79%) Data Centre
2 50 (8.93%) Self-Motivation
3 33 (5.89%) Fat Client
3 33 (5.89%) Thin Client
4 32 (5.71%) Clustering
5 30 (5.36%) Public Cloud
6 25 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
6 25 (4.46%) Management Information System
7 19 (3.39%) iPad
7 19 (3.39%) iPhone
8 18 (3.21%) Mobile Computing
9 17 (3.04%) Data Protection Act
10 15 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
11 14 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
12 13 (2.32%) e-Learning
12 13 (2.32%) Replication
13 9 (1.61%) User Experience
13 9 (1.61%) Virtual Team
14 8 (1.43%) BYOD
14 8 (1.43%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 425 (75.89%) Windows
2 229 (40.89%) Windows Server
3 122 (21.79%) Windows 10
4 119 (21.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 117 (20.89%) Linux
6 97 (17.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 66 (11.79%) Windows 7
8 53 (9.46%) Mac OS
9 52 (9.29%) Unix
10 31 (5.54%) Apple iOS
11 17 (3.04%) Windows 8
12 14 (2.50%) Ubuntu
13 12 (2.14%) CentOS
14 11 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (1.43%) Mac OS X
16 7 (1.25%) Windows XP
17 6 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 5 (0.89%) VMS
19 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (33.39%) ITIL
2 185 (33.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 63 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
4 60 (10.71%) Presales
5 48 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 46 (8.21%) Mentoring
6 46 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
7 45 (8.04%) CRM
8 44 (7.86%) Migration
8 44 (7.86%) Project Management
9 42 (7.50%) Service Delivery
10 41 (7.32%) PRINCE2
11 40 (7.14%) Business Continuity
11 40 (7.14%) Data Protection
12 34 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
13 33 (5.89%) Application Packaging
14 30 (5.36%) Root Cause Analysis
14 30 (5.36%) Server Virtualisation
15 28 (5.00%) High Availability
15 28 (5.00%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (30.36%) PowerShell
2 135 (24.11%) SQL
3 60 (10.71%) Python
4 42 (7.50%) JavaScript
5 39 (6.96%) PHP
6 14 (2.50%) Bash Shell
7 13 (2.32%) C
8 5 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (12.14%) Cisco Certification
1 68 (12.14%) Citrix Certification
1 68 (12.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (11.07%) CCNA
3 60 (10.71%) Security Cleared
4 57 (10.18%) MCSE
5 53 (9.46%) Degree
6 46 (8.21%) CCA
7 39 (6.96%) DV Cleared
7 39 (6.96%) MCP
7 39 (6.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 31 (5.54%) ITIL Certification
9 30 (5.36%) MCSA
10 26 (4.64%) RHCE
11 22 (3.93%) CCNP
12 14 (2.50%) CESG Certified Professional
13 13 (2.32%) SC Cleared
14 11 (1.96%) VCP6
15 7 (1.25%) CISSP
15 7 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (8.21%) SLA
2 39 (6.96%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 11 (1.96%) GDPR
4 5 (0.89%) QA
5 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 407 (72.68%) XenApp
2 404 (72.14%) Active Directory
3 315 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 196 (35.00%) Hyper-V
5 124 (22.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 92 (16.43%) vSphere
7 71 (12.68%) VMware ESXi
8 67 (11.96%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 29 (5.18%) BitLocker
10 26 (4.64%) Virtual Desktop
11 19 (3.39%) NFS
12 18 (3.21%) Terminal Services
13 13 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
13 13 (2.32%) VMware Workstation
14 10 (1.79%) Docker
14 10 (1.79%) Firmware
14 10 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (1.07%) Forefront TMG
15 6 (1.07%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 177 (31.61%) SCCM
2 94 (16.79%) SCOM
3 55 (9.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 52 (9.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 43 (7.68%) SCOrch
6 41 (7.32%) XenMobile
7 28 (5.00%) vRealize
8 24 (4.29%) Microsoft Clustering
9 21 (3.75%) SCVMM
10 20 (3.57%) Backup Exec
11 19 (3.39%) Puppet
11 19 (3.39%) vCenter Server
12 18 (3.21%) Ansible
12 18 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
12 18 (3.21%) Terraform
13 17 (3.04%) FortiGate
14 13 (2.32%) Single Sign-On
15 11 (1.96%) HP Data Protector
16 10 (1.79%) Kubernetes
16 10 (1.79%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 523 (93.39%) Citrix
2 395 (70.54%) VMware
3 380 (67.86%) Microsoft
4 179 (31.96%) Cisco
5 88 (15.71%) HP
6 63 (11.25%) Dell
7 58 (10.36%) Veeam
8 52 (9.29%) NetApp
9 49 (8.75%) Ivanti
10 39 (6.96%) Splunk
11 35 (6.25%) Apple
11 35 (6.25%) Symantec
12 31 (5.54%) EMC
13 27 (4.82%) Avaya
14 26 (4.64%) Atlassian
14 26 (4.64%) Oracle
15 25 (4.46%) Meraki
16 18 (3.21%) 3PAR
17 17 (3.04%) CheckPoint
18 16 (2.86%) Red Hat