Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 583 625 616
Rank change year-on-year +42 -9 +24
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 585 631 708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.38% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 2.47% 2.58% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 472 482 485
UK median annual salary £48,000 £46,500 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £28,550 £26,775 £29,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £67,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year +3.53% +14.86% -6.92%

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 23,653 24,493 22,907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.24% 14.89% 13.08%
Number of salaries quoted 19,462 19,995 19,299
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,500 £24,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
% change year-on-year - +8.97% +4.00%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 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 +73 559 £48,000 +3.23% 75
UK excluding London +39 290 £44,000 +3.53% 51
London +102 275 £55,250 +5.24% 28
Midlands +88 94 £37,500 -25.00% 10
South East +12 76 £48,000 +20.00% 21
West Midlands +72 75 £36,500 -27.00% 8
South West +26 44 £42,500 +21.43% 4
East of England +20 31 £47,500 +18.75%
North of England -42 29 £43,750 -7.89% 12
East Midlands +39 19 £37,500 +7.14% 2
North West +9 16 £42,500 +4.94% 8
Scotland +23 12 £45,162 -27.57% 2
Yorkshire -35 11 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Wales +21 4 £25,000 -45.65% 1
North East +8 2 £35,000 +7.69% 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 573 (97.95%) Citrix
2 476 (81.37%) Windows
3 431 (73.68%) XenApp
4 404 (69.06%) VMware
5 394 (67.35%) Active Directory
6 380 (64.96%) Microsoft
7 297 (50.77%) VMware Infrastructure
8 293 (50.09%) Office 365
9 242 (41.37%) Azure
10 241 (41.20%) Windows Server
11 219 (37.44%) DNS
12 212 (36.24%) DHCP
13 197 (33.68%) ITIL
14 175 (29.91%) PowerShell
14 175 (29.91%) Hyper-V
15 161 (27.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 154 (26.32%) Windows 10
17 146 (24.96%) MS Exchange
18 145 (24.79%) SCCM
19 137 (23.42%) Cisco
20 135 (23.08%) Finance
21 125 (21.37%) Windows Server 2012
22 122 (20.85%) NetScaler
23 120 (20.51%) TCP/IP
24 113 (19.32%) Firewall
25 101 (17.26%) SQL
26 96 (16.41%) Skype
27 93 (15.90%) Microsoft Certification
28 91 (15.56%) Linux
29 85 (14.53%) Ivanti

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
1 146 (24.96%) MS Exchange
2 79 (13.50%) SharePoint
3 57 (9.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 45 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 37 (6.32%) Skype for Business
6 16 (2.74%) Confluence
7 12 (2.05%) IIS
8 6 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 43 (7.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.34%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.17%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 293 (50.09%) Office 365
2 242 (41.37%) Azure
3 68 (11.62%) AWS
4 64 (10.94%) OneDrive
5 50 (8.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 35 (5.98%) Azure Stack
7 28 (4.79%) IaaS
8 22 (3.76%) Mimecast
9 16 (2.74%) PaaS
10 10 (1.71%) Power Platform
10 10 (1.71%) SaaS
11 9 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.68%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 3 (0.51%) Azure Functions
13 3 (0.51%) Azure Machine Learning
13 3 (0.51%) GCP
13 3 (0.51%) Serverless
14 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 219 (37.44%) DNS
2 212 (36.24%) DHCP
3 122 (20.85%) NetScaler
4 120 (20.51%) TCP/IP
5 113 (19.32%) Firewall
6 96 (16.41%) Skype
7 78 (13.33%) SAN
8 67 (11.45%) WAN
9 58 (9.91%) LAN
10 46 (7.86%) iSCSI
11 42 (7.18%) VPN
12 30 (5.13%) NAS
13 29 (4.96%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (4.44%) VLAN
15 25 (4.27%) Wireless
16 23 (3.93%) MPLS
16 23 (3.93%) Network Security
17 19 (3.25%) Cisco Firepower
18 17 (2.91%) OSPF
18 17 (2.91%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (1.71%) Power BI
4 9 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
5 8 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
6 6 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 35 (5.98%) Visual Studio
2 28 (4.79%) JIRA
2 28 (4.79%) TestRail
2 28 (4.79%) Zephyr
3 13 (2.22%) MSI
4 4 (0.68%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.51%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.17%) AdminStudio
General
1 135 (23.08%) Finance
2 37 (6.32%) Law
3 23 (3.93%) Back Office
4 22 (3.76%) Retail
5 21 (3.59%) Banking
6 18 (3.08%) Legal
6 18 (3.08%) Marketing
7 15 (2.56%) Public Sector
8 14 (2.39%) Telecoms
9 13 (2.22%) Manufacturing
9 13 (2.22%) Online Betting
10 12 (2.05%) Electronics
11 7 (1.20%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.34%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 135 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 101 (17.26%) Citrix Engineer
3 95 (16.24%) Analyst
4 66 (11.28%) Consultant
5 64 (10.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 59 (10.09%) Support Engineer
7 58 (9.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 51 (8.72%) 3rd Line Support
9 48 (8.21%) Senior Citrix Engineer
10 38 (6.50%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
11 29 (4.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 28 (4.79%) Support Analyst
13 26 (4.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 26 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
14 25 (4.27%) Infrastructure Support
15 19 (3.25%) Cisco Consultant
15 19 (3.25%) Cisco Network Consultant
15 19 (3.25%) Data Centre Consultant
15 19 (3.25%) Data Consultant
15 19 (3.25%) Enterprise Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.05%) LDAP
2 4 (0.68%) XML
3 3 (0.51%) COM
3 3 (0.51%) JSON
3 3 (0.51%) SAML
4 2 (0.34%) Web Services
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Flex
5 1 (0.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.28%) Data Centre
2 38 (6.50%) Public Cloud
3 26 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 23 (3.93%) Fat Client
4 23 (3.93%) Thin Client
5 22 (3.76%) Clustering
6 20 (3.42%) Virtual Team
7 18 (3.08%) Mobile Computing
7 18 (3.08%) Replication
8 12 (2.05%) iPhone
8 12 (2.05%) User Experience
9 11 (1.88%) Blackberry
9 11 (1.88%) iPad
9 11 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.71%) EMC VMAX
10 10 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (1.20%) PKI
12 7 (1.20%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 476 (81.37%) Windows
2 241 (41.20%) Windows Server
3 154 (26.32%) Windows 10
4 125 (21.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 91 (15.56%) Linux
6 67 (11.45%) Windows 7
7 62 (10.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 55 (9.40%) Mac OS
9 54 (9.23%) Unix
10 14 (2.39%) Windows 8
11 10 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (1.37%) Ubuntu
13 7 (1.20%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.03%) Android
14 6 (1.03%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.85%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (0.68%) CentOS
17 1 (0.17%) VMS
17 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (33.68%) ITIL
2 161 (27.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 66 (11.28%) Presales
4 63 (10.77%) Project Management
5 61 (10.43%) Problem-Solving
6 54 (9.23%) Project Delivery
7 53 (9.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 46 (7.86%) Migration
9 45 (7.69%) CRM
10 42 (7.18%) Mentoring
11 37 (6.32%) Business Continuity
12 36 (6.15%) Desktop Virtualisation
13 33 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
13 33 (5.64%) Investment Management
14 31 (5.30%) Change Management
15 27 (4.62%) Information Security
16 26 (4.44%) PRINCE2
16 26 (4.44%) Service Management
17 25 (4.27%) Server Virtualisation
18 23 (3.93%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 175 (29.91%) PowerShell
2 101 (17.26%) SQL
3 46 (7.86%) Python
4 31 (5.30%) JavaScript
5 28 (4.79%) PHP
6 5 (0.85%) Bash Shell
7 4 (0.68%) C
7 4 (0.68%) VBScript
8 2 (0.34%) VB
9 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 93 (15.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (14.19%) MCSE
3 71 (12.14%) Cisco Certification
3 71 (12.14%) Citrix Certification
4 66 (11.28%) CCNA
5 64 (10.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 48 (8.21%) CCA
7 38 (6.50%) MCSA
8 37 (6.32%) CCNP
9 36 (6.15%) Security Cleared
10 31 (5.30%) Degree
10 31 (5.30%) MCP
11 25 (4.27%) DV Cleared
12 16 (2.74%) RHCE
13 13 (2.22%) VCP5
14 11 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (1.88%) MCITP
14 11 (1.88%) SC Cleared
15 8 (1.37%) CCDA
16 6 (1.03%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (7.52%) SLA
2 28 (4.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 7 (1.20%) GDPR
4 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 431 (73.68%) XenApp
2 394 (67.35%) Active Directory
3 297 (50.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 175 (29.91%) Hyper-V
5 81 (13.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 76 (12.99%) vSphere
7 64 (10.94%) VMware ESXi
8 52 (8.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 31 (5.30%) Virtual Servers
10 29 (4.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 27 (4.62%) Virtual Desktop
12 17 (2.91%) BitLocker
13 16 (2.74%) NFS
14 10 (1.71%) Terminal Services
14 10 (1.71%) VirtualBox
15 8 (1.37%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
17 3 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 3 (0.51%) Docker
17 3 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 145 (24.79%) SCCM
2 51 (8.72%) SCOM
3 50 (8.55%) Microsoft Intune
4 35 (5.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 35 (5.98%) SCOrch
5 24 (4.10%) vRealize
6 22 (3.76%) XenMobile
7 21 (3.59%) Backup Exec
8 12 (2.05%) Microsoft Clustering
8 12 (2.05%) Terraform
9 9 (1.54%) WhatsUp Gold
10 8 (1.37%) FortiGate
10 8 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (1.37%) vCenter Server
11 7 (1.20%) AirWatch
11 7 (1.20%) Ansible
11 7 (1.20%) WSUS
12 6 (1.03%) Puppet
12 6 (1.03%) SCSM
Vendors
1 573 (97.95%) Citrix
2 404 (69.06%) VMware
3 380 (64.96%) Microsoft
4 137 (23.42%) Cisco
5 85 (14.53%) Ivanti
6 72 (12.31%) HP
7 50 (8.55%) Veeam
8 44 (7.52%) Nimble Storage
9 42 (7.18%) Dell
10 41 (7.01%) NetApp
11 30 (5.13%) Symantec
12 28 (4.79%) Splunk
13 21 (3.59%) Forcepoint
14 20 (3.42%) CheckPoint
14 20 (3.42%) EMC
15 19 (3.25%) Mitel
15 19 (3.25%) Sophos
16 17 (2.91%) Sony
17 16 (2.74%) Atlassian
18 15 (2.56%) Remedy