Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 561 539 646
Rank change year-on-year -22 +107 -33
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 186 575 528
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.45% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 1.62% 2.67% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 179 479 439
Median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,500 £29,600
90th Percentile £84,000 £80,000 £73,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +20.00%

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 11,484 21,575 23,422
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.38% 17.07% 15.50%
Number of salaries quoted 9,645 17,858 19,274
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,500 £25,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +10.59% - +6.25%

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 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021. 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 -17 168 £45,875 -4.43% 27
UK excluding London +80 103 £40,000 -5.88% 23
London -17 78 £62,500 +9.17% 5
Work from Home -51 36 £77,000 +31.06% 3
Midlands +36 31 £40,000 +12.68% 2
South East +118 21 £35,500 -29.00% 4
East Midlands +67 19 £48,750 +47.73%
South West +70 18 £24,000 -40.00% 1
East of England +114 12 £40,000 -30.43% 6
Wales +53 12 £45,000 +78.22%
West Midlands +21 12 £36,500 - 2
North of England +69 7 £45,875 +11.21% 9
North West +61 6 £46,250 +12.12% 5
Scotland +45 2 £50,000 +10.71% 1
Yorkshire +50 1 £42,500 +3.03% 4

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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.

1 174 (93.55%) Citrix
2 155 (83.33%) VMware
3 141 (75.81%) XenApp
4 125 (67.20%) Windows
5 121 (65.05%) Microsoft
6 116 (62.37%) Active Directory
7 111 (59.68%) Office 365
8 101 (54.30%) Azure
9 100 (53.76%) Windows Server
10 91 (48.92%) PowerShell
11 85 (45.70%) VMware Infrastructure
12 78 (41.94%) ITIL
13 76 (40.86%) NetScaler
14 70 (37.63%) DNS
15 63 (33.87%) Hyper-V
16 59 (31.72%) Firewall
17 56 (30.11%) Cisco
18 55 (29.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 54 (29.03%) DHCP
20 53 (28.49%) vSphere
21 44 (23.66%) MS Exchange
22 43 (23.12%) Veeam
23 42 (22.58%) TCP/IP
23 42 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
24 40 (21.51%) SAN
24 40 (21.51%) Finance
25 39 (20.97%) SCCM
26 38 (20.43%) AWS
26 38 (20.43%) Data Centre
27 31 (16.67%) Dell

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 44 (23.66%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (7.53%) IIS
4 11 (5.91%) SharePoint
5 10 (5.38%) Apache
6 8 (4.30%) Apache Spark
6 8 (4.30%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (4.30%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.61%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.54%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.54%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 111 (59.68%) Office 365
2 101 (54.30%) Azure
3 38 (20.43%) AWS
4 18 (9.68%) OpenShift
5 17 (9.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (5.38%) Mimecast
7 6 (3.23%) IaaS
8 2 (1.08%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.08%) PaaS
8 2 (1.08%) Power Automate
8 2 (1.08%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.08%) PowerApps
8 2 (1.08%) SaaS
9 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 76 (40.86%) NetScaler
2 70 (37.63%) DNS
3 59 (31.72%) Firewall
4 54 (29.03%) DHCP
5 42 (22.58%) TCP/IP
6 40 (21.51%) SAN
7 20 (10.75%) VoIP
7 20 (10.75%) VPN
8 16 (8.60%) WAN
9 15 (8.06%) LAN
10 14 (7.53%) NAS
11 11 (5.91%) VLAN
12 10 (5.38%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (4.84%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (4.84%) iSCSI
14 8 (4.30%) DMZ
14 8 (4.30%) SSL
15 6 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (2.69%) Wireless
17 4 (2.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.06%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.30%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.08%) MySQL
4 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 13 (6.99%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.69%) Bitbucket
2 5 (2.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.54%) MSI
General
1 40 (21.51%) Finance
2 16 (8.60%) Public Sector
3 12 (6.45%) Banking
4 10 (5.38%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.30%) Advertising
6 7 (3.76%) Law
6 7 (3.76%) Local Government
7 5 (2.69%) Digital Economy
7 5 (2.69%) Social Housing
8 4 (2.15%) Billing
8 4 (2.15%) Retail
9 3 (1.61%) Games
10 2 (1.08%) Aerospace
10 2 (1.08%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.54%) Legal
Job Titles
1 45 (24.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
3 28 (15.05%) Support Engineer
4 19 (10.22%) Architect
5 18 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
5 18 (9.68%) Citrix Support
5 18 (9.68%) Infrastructure Architect
5 18 (9.68%) IT Engineer
6 17 (9.14%) Analyst
7 15 (8.06%) IT Support
8 14 (7.53%) Support Analyst
9 12 (6.45%) Citrix Support Engineer
9 12 (6.45%) Consultant
9 12 (6.45%) IT Support Engineer
10 11 (5.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 11 (5.91%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (5.91%) Windows Engineer
11 9 (4.84%) 1st Line Support
11 9 (4.84%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (4.84%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.53%) LDAP
2 8 (4.30%) JMS
3 3 (1.61%) Web Services
4 2 (1.08%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.54%) Unreal Engine
Miscellaneous
1 38 (20.43%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.30%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (3.23%) EMC VNX
4 5 (2.69%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (2.69%) Smartphone
5 4 (2.15%) User Experience
6 3 (1.61%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.61%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.61%) PKI
6 3 (1.61%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.61%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.08%) Fibre Optics
7 2 (1.08%) iPhone
7 2 (1.08%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.08%) Replication
7 2 (1.08%) SCADA
7 2 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.54%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 125 (67.20%) Windows
2 100 (53.76%) Windows Server
3 42 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (15.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (12.90%) Windows Server 2016
6 19 (10.22%) Linux
7 18 (9.68%) Windows Server 2019
8 17 (9.14%) Windows 7
9 16 (8.60%) Windows 10
10 9 (4.84%) Windows 8
11 8 (4.30%) Android
11 8 (4.30%) CentOS
12 4 (2.15%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.08%) HPUX
13 2 (1.08%) Solaris
13 2 (1.08%) Unix
13 2 (1.08%) VMS
14 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (41.94%) ITIL
2 55 (29.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 27 (14.52%) Project Delivery
4 24 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 19 (10.22%) Load Balancing
6 17 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (8.60%) Migration
8 15 (8.06%) DevOps
8 15 (8.06%) Patch Management
8 15 (8.06%) Service Management
9 14 (7.53%) High Availability
9 14 (7.53%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 14 (7.53%) Project Management
10 13 (6.99%) Business Continuity
10 13 (6.99%) Requirements Gathering
11 12 (6.45%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 11 (5.91%) Converged Infrastructure
13 10 (5.38%) eTOM
13 10 (5.38%) Network Virtualisation
13 10 (5.38%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 91 (48.92%) PowerShell
2 29 (15.59%) SQL
3 12 (6.45%) VB
4 7 (3.76%) VBScript
5 3 (1.61%) Python
6 1 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 30 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (13.98%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (13.44%) MCSE
4 23 (12.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 19 (10.22%) CCNP
6 16 (8.60%) MCSA
7 15 (8.06%) Citrix Certification
8 14 (7.53%) CCNA
9 8 (4.30%) RHCE
9 8 (4.30%) SC Cleared
9 8 (4.30%) Security Cleared
10 7 (3.76%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (3.23%) CISSP
12 5 (2.69%) CCA
13 4 (2.15%) CompTIA Security+
14 3 (1.61%) MCP
15 2 (1.08%) AWS Certification
15 2 (1.08%) Degree
16 1 (0.54%) (ISC)2 CCSP
16 1 (0.54%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.23%) GDPR
2 5 (2.69%) SLA
3 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.54%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 141 (75.81%) XenApp
2 116 (62.37%) Active Directory
3 85 (45.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 63 (33.87%) Hyper-V
5 53 (28.49%) vSphere
6 15 (8.06%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (6.99%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 13 (6.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 13 (6.99%) Virtual Servers
8 11 (5.91%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (4.30%) Docker
10 7 (3.76%) BitLocker
10 7 (3.76%) NFS
11 5 (2.69%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (2.15%) DFS Replication
12 4 (2.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 3 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (1.61%) VirtualBox
14 2 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (0.54%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 39 (20.97%) SCCM
2 29 (15.59%) Ansible
3 24 (12.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 19 (10.22%) Puppet
5 18 (9.68%) Kubernetes
6 14 (7.53%) SCOM
6 14 (7.53%) XenMobile
7 13 (6.99%) vRealize
8 11 (5.91%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (5.38%) HAProxy
10 7 (3.76%) Backup Exec
10 7 (3.76%) Terraform
11 6 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (3.23%) SCOrch
11 6 (3.23%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (2.69%) FortiGate
13 3 (1.61%) Nessus
13 3 (1.61%) NetBackup
13 3 (1.61%) Perfmon
14 2 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 174 (93.55%) Citrix
2 155 (83.33%) VMware
3 121 (65.05%) Microsoft
4 56 (30.11%) Cisco
5 43 (23.12%) Veeam
6 31 (16.67%) Dell
7 25 (13.44%) F5
8 22 (11.83%) HP
9 21 (11.29%) Red Hat
9 21 (11.29%) Sophos
10 17 (9.14%) NetApp
11 16 (8.60%) EMC
11 16 (8.60%) Oracle
12 14 (7.53%) SolarWinds
13 13 (6.99%) Symantec
14 12 (6.45%) IBM
15 11 (5.91%) CheckPoint
16 10 (5.38%) Infoblox
16 10 (5.38%) Ivanti
16 10 (5.38%) SonicWALL