Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 587 643 572
Rank change year-on-year +56 -71 +56
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 684 654 908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.37% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 2.76% 2.92% 3.69%
Number of salaries quoted 490 487 782
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,725 £28,500 £29,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% -3.75% -

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 24,745 22,434 24,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.64% 12.73% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 20,026 18,894 20,882
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 +35 627 £45,000 - 47
UK excluding London +108 370 £42,000 +9.09% 30
London -76 262 £51,000 +2.00% 18
South East +94 136 £37,500 +15.38% 7
North of England +53 93 £47,500 +18.75% 7
Midlands +40 64 £40,000 +11.11% 2
West Midlands +68 57 £40,000 +3.90% 2
Yorkshire +54 57 £50,000 +42.86% 1
East of England +46 51 £42,500 - 9
North West +17 35 £37,000 -12.94% 5
South West -8 16 £35,000 +1.45% 3
East Midlands -5 7 £50,000 +42.86%
Northern Ireland +4 5 - - 2
Scotland -29 4 £62,350 +8.43%
Wales -5 1 £49,500 +70.69%
North East - 1 £80,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 667 (97.51%) Citrix
2 590 (86.26%) Windows
3 589 (86.11%) XenApp
4 512 (74.85%) VMware
5 462 (67.54%) Active Directory
6 458 (66.96%) Microsoft
7 405 (59.21%) Windows Server
8 353 (51.61%) VMware Infrastructure
9 321 (46.93%) Office 365
10 273 (39.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 270 (39.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 267 (39.04%) Windows 10
13 219 (32.02%) NetScaler
14 218 (31.87%) Microsoft Azure
15 205 (29.97%) MS Exchange
16 199 (29.09%) Hyper-V
17 198 (28.95%) VMware ESXi
18 187 (27.34%) ITIL
19 186 (27.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 180 (26.32%) Finance
21 159 (23.25%) Microsoft App-V
22 153 (22.37%) Windows 7
23 150 (21.93%) vSphere
24 146 (21.35%) PowerShell
24 146 (21.35%) Firewall
25 143 (20.91%) SCCM
26 138 (20.18%) DNS
27 117 (17.11%) Exchange Server 2010
28 116 (16.96%) SQL
29 115 (16.81%) Cisco

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
1 205 (29.97%) MS Exchange
2 117 (17.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 89 (13.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 29 (4.24%) Skype for Business
5 28 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 21 (3.07%) SharePoint
7 17 (2.49%) IIS
8 7 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.58%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.29%) Apache
10 2 (0.29%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.29%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 105 (15.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.46%) Infor SunSystems
1 10 (1.46%) ReMetrica
2 3 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 321 (46.93%) Office 365
2 218 (31.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 67 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (4.68%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (3.07%) OneDrive
7 17 (2.49%) IaaS
8 6 (0.88%) PaaS
9 5 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.29%) Azure Functions
10 2 (0.29%) Azure Machine Learning
10 2 (0.29%) SaaS
10 2 (0.29%) Serverless
10 2 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 219 (32.02%) NetScaler
2 146 (21.35%) Firewall
3 138 (20.18%) DNS
4 107 (15.64%) SAN
5 102 (14.91%) TCP/IP
6 98 (14.33%) DHCP
6 98 (14.33%) WAN
7 81 (11.84%) Remote Desktop
8 67 (9.80%) LAN
9 56 (8.19%) VPN
10 35 (5.12%) Network Security
11 33 (4.82%) Cisco ASA
12 27 (3.95%) MPLS
13 26 (3.80%) Cisco IOS
13 26 (3.80%) VLAN
14 25 (3.65%) VSAN
15 21 (3.07%) Cisco Nexus
16 20 (2.92%) NAS
16 20 (2.92%) VPLS
17 19 (2.78%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (2.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (1.02%) Big Data
7 5 (0.73%) MySQL
8 4 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.15%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.29%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.29%) MSI
4 1 (0.15%) AutoIt
4 1 (0.15%) GitLab
General
1 180 (26.32%) Finance
2 32 (4.68%) Legal
3 30 (4.39%) Law
4 21 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.78%) Retail
6 18 (2.63%) Back Office
7 14 (2.05%) Marketing
8 13 (1.90%) Electronics
9 12 (1.75%) Banking
10 11 (1.61%) Manufacturing
10 11 (1.61%) Publishing
11 8 (1.17%) Investment Banking
12 7 (1.02%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.58%) Local Government
13 4 (0.58%) Online Betting
14 3 (0.44%) Advertising
15 2 (0.29%) German Language
16 1 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 124 (18.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 122 (17.84%) Citrix Engineer
3 83 (12.13%) Support Engineer
4 71 (10.38%) Consultant
5 69 (10.09%) Architect
6 61 (8.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 56 (8.19%) Analyst
8 51 (7.46%) Citrix Support
9 47 (6.87%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 44 (6.43%) 3rd Line Support
10 44 (6.43%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
11 43 (6.29%) Technical Architect
12 42 (6.14%) Windows Engineer
13 41 (5.99%) Infrastructure Manager
14 39 (5.70%) IT Engineer
15 38 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
16 34 (4.97%) Citrix Specialist
17 33 (4.82%) Citrix Support Engineer
18 32 (4.68%) 2nd Line Support
19 31 (4.53%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.39%) Web Services
2 11 (1.61%) X-Windows
3 6 (0.88%) LDAP
4 3 (0.44%) .NET
4 3 (0.44%) COM
5 2 (0.29%) JSON
5 2 (0.29%) SAML
5 2 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.15%) CSS
6 1 (0.15%) HTML
6 1 (0.15%) MEAN Stack
6 1 (0.15%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 97 (14.18%) Data Centre
2 63 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (7.46%) Self-Motivation
4 24 (3.51%) Fat Client
4 24 (3.51%) Thin Client
5 23 (3.36%) Public Cloud
6 22 (3.22%) User Experience
7 21 (3.07%) Clustering
8 19 (2.78%) Computer Science
9 15 (2.19%) Management Information System
9 15 (2.19%) Private Cloud
10 13 (1.90%) NHS
11 9 (1.32%) Virtual Team
12 8 (1.17%) Blackberry
13 7 (1.02%) HP StoreVirtual
14 6 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
14 6 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
14 6 (0.88%) iPhone
14 6 (0.88%) PKI
14 6 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 590 (86.26%) Windows
2 405 (59.21%) Windows Server
3 273 (39.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 270 (39.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 267 (39.04%) Windows 10
6 153 (22.37%) Windows 7
7 51 (7.46%) Windows 8
8 47 (6.87%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (5.99%) Linux
10 10 (1.46%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.32%) Mac OS
11 9 (1.32%) Unix
12 6 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.58%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.44%) Android
15 2 (0.29%) AIX
15 2 (0.29%) Solaris
15 2 (0.29%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (27.34%) ITIL
2 186 (27.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 89 (13.01%) Project Management
4 87 (12.72%) Presales
5 79 (11.55%) Problem-Solving
6 65 (9.50%) Customer Requirements
7 59 (8.63%) Service Delivery
8 57 (8.33%) Migration
9 55 (8.04%) Application Packaging
10 51 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
11 49 (7.16%) Time Management
12 45 (6.58%) Line Management
13 44 (6.43%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 43 (6.29%) Business Development
15 36 (5.26%) Data Protection
16 29 (4.24%) Desktop Virtualisation
17 27 (3.95%) Mentoring
17 27 (3.95%) Two-Factor Authentication
18 26 (3.80%) Incident Management
18 26 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 146 (21.35%) PowerShell
2 116 (16.96%) SQL
3 19 (2.78%) Python
4 17 (2.49%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.17%) VBScript
6 4 (0.58%) C
7 3 (0.44%) VB
8 2 (0.29%) C#
8 2 (0.29%) Java
8 2 (0.29%) Perl
9 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 109 (15.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (13.89%) MCSE
3 73 (10.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 72 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
4 72 (10.53%) Degree
5 39 (5.70%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (4.24%) ITIL Certification
7 24 (3.51%) MCITP
8 22 (3.22%) CCA
8 22 (3.22%) CCNP
8 22 (3.22%) MCSA
9 20 (2.92%) CCNA
10 19 (2.78%) CCIE
11 17 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (1.32%) SC Cleared
13 9 (1.32%) Security Cleared
14 8 (1.17%) CCAA
15 6 (0.88%) DBS Check
15 6 (0.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (10.82%) SLA
2 12 (1.75%) GDPR
2 12 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.88%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.73%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.58%) PMBOK
5 4 (0.58%) QA
6 1 (0.15%) GCP
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 589 (86.11%) XenApp
2 462 (67.54%) Active Directory
3 353 (51.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 199 (29.09%) Hyper-V
5 198 (28.95%) VMware ESXi
6 159 (23.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 150 (21.93%) vSphere
8 93 (13.60%) XenServer
9 34 (4.97%) Virtual Desktop
10 29 (4.24%) Terminal Services
11 25 (3.65%) Virtual Machines
12 20 (2.92%) VirtualBox
13 18 (2.63%) BitLocker
14 16 (2.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 10 (1.46%) VMware NSX
16 9 (1.32%) NFS
17 7 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
18 4 (0.58%) Docker
19 3 (0.44%) vCloud
19 3 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 143 (20.91%) SCCM
2 83 (12.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 61 (8.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 60 (8.77%) SCOrch
5 40 (5.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 38 (5.56%) XenMobile
7 36 (5.26%) SCVMM
8 29 (4.24%) SCOM
9 28 (4.09%) vCenter Server
10 26 (3.80%) Puppet
11 22 (3.22%) Terraform
11 22 (3.22%) vMotion
12 17 (2.49%) SCDPM
12 17 (2.49%) SCSM
13 14 (2.05%) EdgeSight
13 14 (2.05%) vRealize
14 13 (1.90%) WSUS
15 12 (1.75%) Backup Exec
16 11 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
17 8 (1.17%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 667 (97.51%) Citrix
2 512 (74.85%) VMware
3 458 (66.96%) Microsoft
4 115 (16.81%) Cisco
5 87 (12.72%) Ivanti
6 58 (8.48%) HP
7 57 (8.33%) Apple
8 44 (6.43%) Symantec
9 42 (6.14%) Dell
9 42 (6.14%) NetApp
10 39 (5.70%) CheckPoint
11 36 (5.26%) Veeam
12 28 (4.09%) F5
13 24 (3.51%) Google
13 24 (3.51%) Juniper
14 22 (3.22%) Capita
15 20 (2.92%) EMC
15 20 (2.92%) Zscaler
16 19 (2.78%) Blue Coat
16 19 (2.78%) Infoblox