Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 522 658 616
Rank change year-on-year +136 -42 +106
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 564 521 701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.35% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 2.66% 2.23% 3.07%
Number of salaries quoted 442 404 472
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +16.88%
10th Percentile £27,600 £29,225 £29,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £63,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,750
% change year-on-year - +12.58% +0.67%

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 21,200 23,365 22,832
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.03% 15.51% 13.12%
Number of salaries quoted 17,291 19,014 19,008
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,375 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% 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 19 January 2020.

Salary histogram for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Top 14 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 January 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 +88 525 £48,000 +1.05% 88
London +165 297 £56,500 +2.73% 34
UK excluding London +21 234 £42,500 - 55
Midlands +67 86 £35,500 -29.00% 12
West Midlands +42 75 £36,500 -27.00% 8
South East +45 68 £50,000 +17.65% 21
North of England +5 36 £41,250 -10.23% 12
North West +27 30 £41,250 +1.85% 5
South West +12 25 £39,500 +12.86% 8
East Midlands +24 11 £33,000 +1.54% 4
East of England +26 10 £57,500 +53.33% 1
Scotland +43 7 £45,162 -8.76% 1
Yorkshire +27 6 £41,250 -17.50% 5
Wales -9 2 £45,000 +5.88%

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 557 (98.76%) Citrix
2 472 (83.69%) Windows
3 436 (77.30%) XenApp
4 411 (72.87%) Microsoft
5 373 (66.13%) Active Directory
6 365 (64.72%) VMware
7 335 (59.40%) Office 365
8 279 (49.47%) Windows Server
9 242 (42.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 232 (41.13%) Azure
11 215 (38.12%) DNS
12 201 (35.64%) DHCP
13 176 (31.21%) ITIL
14 162 (28.72%) Hyper-V
15 160 (28.37%) Windows 10
16 155 (27.48%) SCCM
17 145 (25.71%) MS Exchange
18 143 (25.35%) PowerShell
19 135 (23.94%) NetScaler
20 126 (22.34%) Finance
21 117 (20.74%) Microsoft Certification
22 115 (20.39%) Cisco
23 108 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 105 (18.62%) Windows Server 2012
25 101 (17.91%) TCP/IP
26 99 (17.55%) Firewall
27 90 (15.96%) AWS
28 85 (15.07%) Data Centre
29 82 (14.54%) Ivanti
29 82 (14.54%) MCSE

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
1 145 (25.71%) MS Exchange
2 67 (11.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 64 (11.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 44 (7.80%) SharePoint
5 34 (6.03%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (0.89%) Confluence
8 4 (0.71%) IIS
Applications
1 59 (10.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 335 (59.40%) Office 365
2 232 (41.13%) Azure
3 90 (15.96%) AWS
4 41 (7.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (5.50%) OneDrive
6 18 (3.19%) Mimecast
7 17 (3.01%) PaaS
8 14 (2.48%) IaaS
8 14 (2.48%) SaaS
9 13 (2.30%) Azure Stack
10 4 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.71%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.53%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 3 (0.53%) GCP
11 3 (0.53%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 215 (38.12%) DNS
2 201 (35.64%) DHCP
3 135 (23.94%) NetScaler
4 101 (17.91%) TCP/IP
5 99 (17.55%) Firewall
6 76 (13.48%) SAN
7 73 (12.94%) WAN
8 62 (10.99%) Skype
9 57 (10.11%) LAN
10 52 (9.22%) VPN
11 39 (6.91%) iSCSI
12 29 (5.14%) Cisco ASA
13 26 (4.61%) VSAN
14 23 (4.08%) NAS
15 21 (3.72%) Wireless
16 19 (3.37%) VoIP
17 16 (2.84%) MPLS
17 16 (2.84%) VLAN
18 15 (2.66%) BGP
18 15 (2.66%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (8.69%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (1.77%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (0.71%) Power BI
5 3 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (2.30%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.13%) JIRA
3 9 (1.60%) TestRail
3 9 (1.60%) Zephyr
4 7 (1.24%) MSI
5 3 (0.53%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.35%) AdminStudio
General
1 126 (22.34%) Finance
2 37 (6.56%) Law
3 34 (6.03%) Public Sector
4 28 (4.96%) Banking
5 26 (4.61%) Back Office
6 19 (3.37%) Legal
7 17 (3.01%) Retail
8 13 (2.30%) Marketing
9 10 (1.77%) Online Betting
10 8 (1.42%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.42%) Telecoms
11 7 (1.24%) Electronics
12 4 (0.71%) Local Government
13 3 (0.53%) Advertising
14 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 96 (17.02%) Analyst
2 91 (16.13%) Consultant
3 89 (15.78%) Citrix Engineer
4 85 (15.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 58 (10.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 57 (10.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 57 (10.11%) Support Engineer
7 47 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
8 40 (7.09%) Citrix Consultant
9 35 (6.21%) Support Analyst
10 34 (6.03%) Senior Citrix Engineer
11 29 (5.14%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
11 29 (5.14%) Data Centre Consultant
11 29 (5.14%) Data Consultant
11 29 (5.14%) Technical Consultant
12 25 (4.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 25 (4.43%) Architect
13 21 (3.72%) Infrastructure Support
14 20 (3.55%) IT Analyst
14 20 (3.55%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.72%) LDAP
2 7 (1.24%) XML
3 4 (0.71%) .NET
4 1 (0.18%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.18%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.18%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 85 (15.07%) Data Centre
2 36 (6.38%) User Experience
3 31 (5.50%) Public Cloud
4 22 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.37%) Smartphone
6 15 (2.66%) Replication
7 14 (2.48%) Blackberry
7 14 (2.48%) Fat Client
7 14 (2.48%) Thin Client
7 14 (2.48%) Virtual Team
8 13 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (1.95%) iPhone
10 10 (1.77%) Clustering
11 9 (1.60%) iPad
11 9 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.42%) Driving Licence
13 7 (1.24%) Mobile Computing
14 5 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
15 4 (0.71%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 472 (83.69%) Windows
2 279 (49.47%) Windows Server
3 160 (28.37%) Windows 10
4 105 (18.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 80 (14.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 66 (11.70%) Windows 7
7 64 (11.35%) Linux
8 42 (7.45%) Unix
9 28 (4.96%) Mac OS
10 18 (3.19%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.24%) Android
12 6 (1.06%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.71%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.18%) CentOS
16 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (31.21%) ITIL
2 108 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 75 (13.30%) Problem-Solving
4 67 (11.88%) Project Management
5 57 (10.11%) Presales
6 53 (9.40%) Project Delivery
7 49 (8.69%) Migration
8 42 (7.45%) Change Management
9 35 (6.21%) Mentoring
10 34 (6.03%) Disaster Recovery
11 32 (5.67%) Investment Management
12 29 (5.14%) CRM
13 28 (4.96%) Server Virtualisation
14 27 (4.79%) Desktop Virtualisation
14 27 (4.79%) Patch Management
15 26 (4.61%) Proactive Monitoring
16 25 (4.43%) Agile Software Development
17 23 (4.08%) Incident Management
17 23 (4.08%) Information Security
18 22 (3.90%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (25.35%) PowerShell
2 59 (10.46%) SQL
3 21 (3.72%) Python
4 10 (1.77%) JavaScript
5 9 (1.60%) PHP
6 3 (0.53%) Bash Shell
6 3 (0.53%) VB
7 2 (0.35%) C
8 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 117 (20.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (14.54%) MCSE
3 62 (10.99%) Citrix Certification
3 62 (10.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 48 (8.51%) MCSA
5 45 (7.98%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (7.09%) CCA
6 40 (7.09%) CCNA
7 24 (4.26%) CCNP
8 18 (3.19%) MCITP
9 16 (2.84%) Security Cleared
10 14 (2.48%) MCP
11 13 (2.30%) VCP5
12 11 (1.95%) DV Cleared
13 10 (1.77%) Degree
14 7 (1.24%) SC Cleared
15 5 (0.89%) RHCE
16 4 (0.71%) CCDA
16 4 (0.71%) CCEA
17 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (8.69%) SLA
2 9 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (0.53%) QA
4 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 436 (77.30%) XenApp
2 373 (66.13%) Active Directory
3 242 (42.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 162 (28.72%) Hyper-V
5 80 (14.18%) vSphere
6 76 (13.48%) VMware ESXi
7 59 (10.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 43 (7.62%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 35 (6.21%) Virtual Desktop
10 28 (4.96%) Virtual Servers
11 26 (4.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 26 (4.61%) VMware NSX
12 12 (2.13%) NFS
13 8 (1.42%) Terminal Server
13 8 (1.42%) Terminal Services
14 7 (1.24%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
15 5 (0.89%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
17 2 (0.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 155 (27.48%) SCCM
2 60 (10.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 50 (8.87%) XenMobile
4 38 (6.74%) SCOM
5 31 (5.50%) Backup Exec
5 31 (5.50%) vRealize
6 17 (3.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 17 (3.01%) SCOrch
7 9 (1.60%) WhatsUp Gold
8 8 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (1.24%) AirWatch
9 7 (1.24%) SCSM
10 6 (1.06%) Terraform
10 6 (1.06%) vCenter Server
11 5 (0.89%) Avamar
11 5 (0.89%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.71%) SCDPM
13 3 (0.53%) Grafana
13 3 (0.53%) Jamf Pro
13 3 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 557 (98.76%) Citrix
2 411 (72.87%) Microsoft
3 365 (64.72%) VMware
4 115 (20.39%) Cisco
5 82 (14.54%) Ivanti
6 66 (11.70%) HP
7 53 (9.40%) Veeam
8 45 (7.98%) NetApp
9 42 (7.45%) Nimble Storage
10 39 (6.91%) Dell
11 38 (6.74%) Symantec
12 34 (6.03%) EMC
13 24 (4.26%) Sophos
14 20 (3.55%) Avaya
15 18 (3.19%) ProCurve
16 16 (2.84%) CheckPoint
17 15 (2.66%) EqualLogic
17 15 (2.66%) Sony
18 14 (2.48%) SolarWinds
19 13 (2.30%) Meraki