Period
to 16 August 2017

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 16 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 630 552 608
Rank change year-on-year -78 +56 -107
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 646 931 908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.47% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 2.88% 3.76% 3.57%
Number of salaries quoted 482 799 746
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
10th Percentile £28,500 £29,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £62,500 £62,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.75% - -5.88%

XenDesktop is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 22436 24742 25463
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.70% 12.49% 11.72%
Number of salaries quoted 18919 20975 21054
UK median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% - +7.14%

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 16 August 2017.

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 16 August 2017. 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 -88 598 £45,000 +5.88% 47
London +43 390 £50,000 - 24
UK excluding London -161 245 £38,500 -3.75% 26
North of England -60 78 £40,000 - 11
North West -50 41 £42,500 +11.84% 5
South East -41 40 £32,500 -20.85% 5
Yorkshire -21 37 £35,000 -12.50% 4
Midlands -1 31 £36,000 -10.00% 2
South West -7 30 £34,500 +9.52% 5
East of England -59 28 £42,500 -5.56%
Scotland +27 24 £57,500 +59.72% 1
West Midlands -17 19 £38,500 -3.75% 2
East Midlands +21 12 £35,000 +7.69%
Wales -9 12 £29,000 -27.50% 2
Northern Ireland -17 2 £28,000 -

For the 6 months to 16 August 2017, IT jobs citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 634 (98.14%) Citrix
2 548 (84.83%) Windows
3 533 (82.51%) XenApp
4 480 (74.30%) Microsoft
5 476 (73.68%) VMware
6 468 (72.45%) Active Directory
7 341 (52.79%) MS Exchange
8 306 (47.37%) Windows Server
9 267 (41.33%) SCCM
10 260 (40.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 230 (35.60%) Windows 7
12 225 (34.83%) ITIL
13 223 (34.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 218 (33.75%) Exchange Server 2010
15 212 (32.82%) Microsoft Certification
16 202 (31.27%) Windows Server 2008
17 192 (29.72%) Office 365
18 190 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
18 190 (29.41%) Finance
19 183 (28.33%) Hyper-V
20 176 (27.24%) MCSE
21 164 (25.39%) DNS
22 162 (25.08%) Skype for Business
23 151 (23.37%) Cisco
24 150 (23.22%) Citrix Certification
24 150 (23.22%) SAN
25 145 (22.45%) Skype
26 135 (20.90%) DHCP
27 131 (20.28%) CCA
27 131 (20.28%) AppSense

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
1 341 (52.79%) MS Exchange
2 218 (33.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 162 (25.08%) Skype for Business
4 109 (16.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 75 (11.61%) SharePoint
6 30 (4.64%) IIS
7 28 (4.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 17 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 16 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
10 13 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (1.55%) OpenStack
12 9 (1.39%) SAS
12 9 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.46%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
14 2 (0.31%) Confluence
14 2 (0.31%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.31%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.15%) CMS
15 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 190 (29.41%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.93%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.15%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 1 (0.15%) Eikon
2 1 (0.15%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 192 (29.72%) Office 365
2 100 (15.48%) IaaS
3 80 (12.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 41 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
5 21 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (2.17%) OneDrive
7 12 (1.86%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (0.93%) Dropbox
8 6 (0.93%) SaaS
9 5 (0.77%) PaaS
10 2 (0.31%) Akamai
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 164 (25.39%) DNS
2 150 (23.22%) SAN
3 145 (22.45%) Skype
4 135 (20.90%) DHCP
5 101 (15.63%) NetScaler
6 79 (12.23%) Firewall
7 55 (8.51%) LAN
8 49 (7.59%) WAN
9 33 (5.11%) Remote Desktop
10 20 (3.10%) iSCSI
11 19 (2.94%) Internet
11 19 (2.94%) VPN
11 19 (2.94%) Wireless
12 14 (2.17%) Network Security
12 14 (2.17%) TCP/IP
13 13 (2.01%) PBX
14 12 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (1.86%) VoIP
15 9 (1.39%) IP Telephony
15 9 (1.39%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (15.17%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.77%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (0.93%) MSI
2 5 (0.77%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.31%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.31%) JIRA
4 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 190 (29.41%) Finance
2 112 (17.34%) Banking
3 87 (13.47%) Investment Banking
3 87 (13.47%) Retail
4 85 (13.16%) Retail Banking
5 25 (3.87%) Legal
6 18 (2.79%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.39%) Law
8 5 (0.77%) French Language
9 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.62%) Publishing
10 3 (0.46%) Advertising
10 3 (0.46%) Back Office
10 3 (0.46%) Front Office
10 3 (0.46%) Marketing
11 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.15%) Electronics
12 1 (0.15%) Games
12 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 167 (25.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 127 (19.66%) Citrix Engineer
3 119 (18.42%) Support Engineer
4 74 (11.46%) Analyst
5 68 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 64 (9.91%) Citrix Support
7 62 (9.60%) IT Engineer
8 59 (9.13%) Desktop Support
9 55 (8.51%) Windows Engineer
10 49 (7.59%) Support Analyst
11 48 (7.43%) Citrix Support Engineer
12 47 (7.28%) IT Support
13 43 (6.66%) Systems Engineer
14 42 (6.50%) 3rd Line Support
15 41 (6.35%) Infrastructure Support
15 41 (6.35%) VMware Engineer
16 39 (6.04%) Head of Support
17 37 (5.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 33 (5.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
18 33 (5.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.70%) Web Services
2 4 (0.62%) .NET
3 3 (0.46%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.31%) Flash
4 2 (0.31%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.15%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 126 (19.50%) Blackberry
2 98 (15.17%) User Experience
3 71 (10.99%) Data Centre
4 29 (4.49%) Fat Client
4 29 (4.49%) Thin Client
5 23 (3.56%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.25%) iPad
7 20 (3.10%) iPhone
8 19 (2.94%) Clustering
9 17 (2.63%) Computer Science
10 15 (2.32%) FlexPod
11 11 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (1.70%) HP Storage
12 10 (1.55%) Hedge funds
12 10 (1.55%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.24%) RSA SecurID
14 6 (0.93%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.93%) Public Cloud
15 4 (0.62%) CESG
15 4 (0.62%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 548 (84.83%) Windows
2 306 (47.37%) Windows Server
3 230 (35.60%) Windows 7
4 223 (34.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 202 (31.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 108 (16.72%) Android
7 107 (16.56%) Windows 10
8 98 (15.17%) Apple iOS
9 94 (14.55%) Linux
10 91 (14.09%) Mac OS X
11 49 (7.59%) Windows 8
12 44 (6.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (2.48%) Windows XP
14 13 (2.01%) Unix
15 9 (1.39%) Ubuntu
16 8 (1.24%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (0.62%) Solaris
19 2 (0.31%) AIX
19 2 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (34.83%) ITIL
2 112 (17.34%) Service Management
3 100 (15.48%) Asset Management
4 88 (13.62%) Wealth Management
5 50 (7.74%) Service Delivery
6 47 (7.28%) Mentoring
6 47 (7.28%) Problem Management
7 40 (6.19%) Performance Management
8 39 (6.04%) Knowledge Management
8 39 (6.04%) Root Cause Analysis
9 38 (5.88%) Migration
10 33 (5.11%) Disaster Recovery
11 32 (4.95%) Presales
12 30 (4.64%) Mobile Device Management
13 28 (4.33%) Application Packaging
14 25 (3.87%) Project Management
15 24 (3.72%) Desktop Virtualisation
16 21 (3.25%) Change Management
17 20 (3.10%) Agile Software Development
18 19 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 109 (16.87%) PowerShell
2 90 (13.93%) SQL
3 14 (2.17%) VBScript
4 12 (1.86%) VB
5 7 (1.08%) Python
6 5 (0.77%) VBA
7 4 (0.62%) Java
7 4 (0.62%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.31%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.15%) C
9 1 (0.15%) C#
Qualifications
1 212 (32.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 176 (27.24%) MCSE
3 150 (23.22%) Citrix Certification
4 131 (20.28%) CCA
5 56 (8.67%) Degree
6 32 (4.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 31 (4.80%) MCSA
8 24 (3.72%) MCP
9 23 (3.56%) CCNA
9 23 (3.56%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (2.63%) MCITP
11 15 (2.32%) CCEA
12 14 (2.17%) CCNP
13 9 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.08%) VCP5
15 6 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (0.62%) Security Cleared
17 4 (0.62%) VCP6
18 3 (0.46%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.80%) SLA
2 10 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.62%) QA
4 2 (0.31%) BS25999
4 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 533 (82.51%) XenApp
2 468 (72.45%) Active Directory
3 260 (40.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 183 (28.33%) Hyper-V
5 103 (15.94%) VMware ESXi
6 98 (15.17%) vSphere
7 70 (10.84%) XenServer
8 67 (10.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 47 (7.28%) Virtual Desktop
10 20 (3.10%) Terminal Services
10 20 (3.10%) VirtualBox
11 15 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
12 14 (2.17%) vCloud
13 11 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (1.55%) Xen
15 6 (0.93%) BitLocker
15 6 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.77%) ISA Server
17 4 (0.62%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 267 (41.33%) SCCM
2 90 (13.93%) AirWatch
3 62 (9.60%) SCOM
4 24 (3.72%) WSUS
5 18 (2.79%) Norton AntiVirus
6 16 (2.48%) Backup Exec
6 16 (2.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 16 (2.48%) XenMobile
7 14 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 13 (2.01%) Microsoft Intune
9 12 (1.86%) EdgeSight
9 12 (1.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 10 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
11 9 (1.39%) SmoothWall
12 8 (1.24%) SCOrch
12 8 (1.24%) vCenter Server
13 7 (1.08%) Ansible
13 7 (1.08%) Puppet
13 7 (1.08%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 634 (98.14%) Citrix
2 480 (74.30%) Microsoft
3 476 (73.68%) VMware
4 151 (23.37%) Cisco
5 131 (20.28%) AppSense
6 113 (17.49%) Apple
7 104 (16.10%) McAfee
8 89 (13.78%) ServiceNow
9 79 (12.23%) HP
10 68 (10.53%) NetApp
11 50 (7.74%) Symantec
12 46 (7.12%) Dell
13 39 (6.04%) Veeam
14 30 (4.64%) EMC
14 30 (4.64%) Juniper
15 25 (3.87%) CheckPoint
16 24 (3.72%) Reuters
17 18 (2.79%) FactSet
17 18 (2.79%) IBM
18 17 (2.63%) Sophos