Period
to 4 July 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 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 511 634 605
Rank change year-on-year +123 -29 +89
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 362 552 756
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.38% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 2.60% 2.22% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 275 470 570
Median annual salary £60,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £35,250 £29,750 £28,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,750 £67,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 13,909 24,818 25,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.63% 16.90% 14.35%
Number of salaries quoted 11,336 20,387 20,678
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +10.67%

XenDesktop
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing XenDesktop as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing XenDesktop.

Salary trend for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing XenDesktop over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

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 4 July 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 +119 327 £60,000 +33.33% 16
London +164 187 £62,500 +25.00% 4
UK excluding London +72 152 £42,500 - 12
Work from Home +106 71 £62,500 +19.05% 4
Midlands +72 56 £40,500 +5.88% 4
West Midlands +68 50 £40,500 +5.88% 3
North of England +114 34 £45,000 +13.92% 3
South East +107 30 £53,500 +25.88% 2
North West +83 17 £52,500 +38.16% 3
Yorkshire +108 16 £45,000 -
South West +61 13 £36,500 -22.34% 2
Wales +29 9 £33,500 -12.42%
East of England +65 7 £44,500 -6.32% 1
East Midlands +43 6 £37,750 -8.48% 1
Scotland +86 3 £46,820 +3.67%
North East +23 1 £40,000 +14.29%

For the 6 months to 4 July 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.

1 354 (97.79%) Citrix
2 324 (89.50%) XenApp
3 320 (88.40%) Windows
4 279 (77.07%) Microsoft
5 233 (64.36%) VMware
6 228 (62.98%) Office 365
7 206 (56.91%) Active Directory
8 180 (49.72%) Windows Server
9 174 (48.07%) Azure
10 168 (46.41%) VMware Infrastructure
11 148 (40.88%) SCCM
12 130 (35.91%) PowerShell
12 130 (35.91%) NetScaler
13 113 (31.22%) Firewall
14 107 (29.56%) MS Exchange
15 92 (25.41%) Hyper-V
16 86 (23.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 78 (21.55%) Finance
18 75 (20.72%) VPN
19 71 (19.61%) DNS
20 70 (19.34%) Windows 10
21 69 (19.06%) DHCP
22 63 (17.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
23 61 (16.85%) vSphere
23 61 (16.85%) ITIL
24 60 (16.57%) Cisco
24 60 (16.57%) Problem-Solving
25 59 (16.30%) Windows Server 2012
26 57 (15.75%) Veeam
27 56 (15.47%) SQL

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
1 107 (29.56%) MS Exchange
2 53 (14.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 49 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (8.56%) SharePoint
5 21 (5.80%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (1.10%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 228 (62.98%) Office 365
2 174 (48.07%) Azure
3 55 (15.19%) AWS
4 29 (8.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (2.49%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 8 (2.21%) Mimecast
6 8 (2.21%) Slack
7 6 (1.66%) IaaS
8 4 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.10%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.55%) Azure Stack
9 2 (0.55%) PaaS
9 2 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (35.91%) NetScaler
2 113 (31.22%) Firewall
3 75 (20.72%) VPN
4 71 (19.61%) DNS
5 69 (19.06%) DHCP
6 44 (12.15%) WAN
7 36 (9.94%) TCP/IP
8 29 (8.01%) SAN
9 28 (7.73%) iSCSI
10 25 (6.91%) Skype
11 23 (6.35%) LAN
12 18 (4.97%) VSAN
13 16 (4.42%) Wi-Fi
14 15 (4.14%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (4.14%) Cisco ISE
15 13 (3.59%) Remote Desktop
16 9 (2.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 9 (2.49%) Junos
16 9 (2.49%) NX-OS
16 9 (2.49%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.01%) SQL Server 2016
3 23 (6.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (5.25%) SQL Server 2014
5 8 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (1.66%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 14 (3.87%) JIRA
2 8 (2.21%) Bitbucket
2 8 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (1.66%) MSI
4 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.28%) TestRail
5 1 (0.28%) Zephyr
General
1 78 (21.55%) Finance
2 18 (4.97%) Banking
3 16 (4.42%) Public Sector
4 14 (3.87%) Law
5 6 (1.66%) Legal
5 6 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.38%) Advertising
6 5 (1.38%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.10%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.10%) Back Office
7 4 (1.10%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.83%) Housing Association
9 2 (0.55%) Retail
10 1 (0.28%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 65 (17.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 51 (14.09%) Citrix Engineer
3 48 (13.26%) Consultant
4 33 (9.12%) Analyst
5 32 (8.84%) Citrix Consultant
6 29 (8.01%) Administrator
7 28 (7.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 28 (7.73%) Systems Administrator
8 26 (7.18%) Infrastructure Support
9 22 (6.08%) Support Analyst
10 21 (5.80%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 21 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
11 20 (5.52%) Support Engineer
12 19 (5.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 17 (4.70%) Technical Consultant
14 16 (4.42%) Technical Engineer
15 15 (4.14%) Architect
15 15 (4.14%) Citrix Support
15 15 (4.14%) Wintel Administrator
15 15 (4.14%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.93%) SAML
2 5 (1.38%) LDAP
3 4 (1.10%) .NET
4 3 (0.83%) COM
5 2 (0.55%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.28%) SailPoint
6 1 (0.28%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 51 (14.09%) Data Centre
2 27 (7.46%) User Experience
3 24 (6.63%) Enterprise Storage
4 19 (5.25%) Driving Licence
4 19 (5.25%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.87%) CMDB
6 11 (3.04%) EMC VNX
7 9 (2.49%) Clustering
7 9 (2.49%) Public Cloud
7 9 (2.49%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.93%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.93%) Replication
9 6 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.38%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.10%) iPhone
11 4 (1.10%) Microsoft Licensing
11 4 (1.10%) Reinsurance
12 3 (0.83%) HP Storage
12 3 (0.83%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 320 (88.40%) Windows
2 180 (49.72%) Windows Server
3 70 (19.34%) Windows 10
4 59 (16.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 49 (13.54%) Windows Server 2016
6 33 (9.12%) Linux
7 30 (8.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (5.25%) Unix
9 18 (4.97%) Windows 7
10 11 (3.04%) Mac OS
10 11 (3.04%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (1.93%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.10%) HPUX
12 4 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (1.10%) Solaris
13 3 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.55%) Android
14 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (23.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 61 (16.85%) ITIL
3 60 (16.57%) Problem-Solving
4 56 (15.47%) Change Management
5 39 (10.77%) Project Management
6 38 (10.50%) Migration
7 35 (9.67%) Project Delivery
8 33 (9.12%) Problem Management
9 30 (8.29%) Virtual Environments
10 28 (7.73%) Server Management
11 25 (6.91%) Line Management
12 24 (6.63%) Information Security
12 24 (6.63%) Process Improvement
13 22 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (6.08%) Commercial Awareness
13 22 (6.08%) User Stories
14 21 (5.80%) Presales
14 21 (5.80%) Server Hardening
15 20 (5.52%) Application Packaging
15 20 (5.52%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 130 (35.91%) PowerShell
2 56 (15.47%) SQL
3 17 (4.70%) Python
4 6 (1.66%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.10%) VBScript
6 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.28%) PHP
7 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (9.12%) Microsoft Certification
1 33 (9.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 23 (6.35%) MCSA
3 22 (6.08%) Citrix Certification
4 15 (4.14%) MCSE
5 13 (3.59%) CCA
6 10 (2.76%) CCNA
6 10 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (1.93%) Degree
8 3 (0.83%) Security Cleared
9 2 (0.55%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.55%) MCP
9 2 (0.55%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (6.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 24 (6.63%) BS25999
4 14 (3.87%) QA
4 14 (3.87%) SLA
5 2 (0.55%) GDPR
System Software
1 324 (89.50%) XenApp
2 206 (56.91%) Active Directory
3 168 (46.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 92 (25.41%) Hyper-V
5 63 (17.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 61 (16.85%) vSphere
7 48 (13.26%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (9.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 25 (6.91%) Terminal Server
10 24 (6.63%) BitLocker
10 24 (6.63%) NFS
11 20 (5.52%) Virtual Desktop
12 18 (4.97%) VMware NSX
13 8 (2.21%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (1.66%) vCloud
14 6 (1.66%) Xen
15 4 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (1.10%) Firmware
15 4 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 148 (40.88%) SCCM
2 46 (12.71%) Backup Exec
3 35 (9.67%) SCOM
4 33 (9.12%) XenMobile
5 28 (7.73%) Microsoft Intune
6 18 (4.97%) vCenter Server
7 11 (3.04%) Avamar
7 11 (3.04%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (3.04%) vRealize
8 10 (2.76%) Puppet
8 10 (2.76%) Terraform
9 8 (2.21%) Grafana
9 8 (2.21%) Jamf Pro
10 6 (1.66%) HP SIM
11 5 (1.38%) NetVault Backup
11 5 (1.38%) SCOrch
12 4 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.55%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.55%) Kubernetes
13 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 354 (97.79%) Citrix
2 279 (77.07%) Microsoft
3 233 (64.36%) VMware
4 60 (16.57%) Cisco
5 57 (15.75%) Veeam
6 47 (12.98%) NetApp
7 45 (12.43%) Dell
8 42 (11.60%) HP
9 37 (10.22%) Sophos
10 33 (9.12%) Ivanti
11 31 (8.56%) EMC
12 30 (8.29%) Juniper
13 19 (5.25%) Symantec
14 17 (4.70%) EqualLogic
15 16 (4.42%) AppDynamics
16 15 (4.14%) CheckPoint
16 15 (4.14%) McAfee
16 15 (4.14%) Palo Alto
17 13 (3.59%) F5
18 11 (3.04%) CommVault