Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 614 517 651
Rank change year-on-year -97 +134 -27
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 243 501 532
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 1.55% 2.65% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 188 356 404
10th Percentile £25,000 £31,000 £30,325
25th Percentile £36,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -18.18% +22.22% +5.88%
75th Percentile £53,750 £65,000 £61,250
90th Percentile £75,250 £75,000 £72,500
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 15,697 18,880 24,028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.59% 17.17% 16.17%
Number of salaries quoted 12,760 15,553 19,689
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,975
25th Percentile £38,750 £35,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £68,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -51 230 £45,000 -10.00% 24
UK excluding London +17 144 £42,500 - 14
London -32 92 £50,000 -16.67% 9
Midlands -15 48 £40,000 +6.67% 3
Work from Home -169 42 £65,000 +4.00% 4
East Midlands +37 32 £40,000 -0.62% 1
South East +39 25 £49,500 -7.91% 1
South West +18 23 £25,000 -31.51% 2
North of England +7 23 £43,000 -1.71% 5
East of England +71 18 £47,500 +6.74% 3
West Midlands -50 16 £36,500 -2.67% 2
North West +19 13 £45,000 - 4
Yorkshire +1 10 £42,500 -2.86%
Wales +37 4 £39,000 -22.00%
Scotland +10 3 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 233 (95.88%) Citrix
2 203 (83.54%) VMware
3 189 (77.78%) Microsoft
4 167 (68.72%) Windows
5 162 (66.67%) Microsoft 365
6 158 (65.02%) Active Directory
7 150 (61.73%) XenApp
8 143 (58.85%) Azure
9 135 (55.56%) Windows Server
10 133 (54.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 113 (46.50%) PowerShell
12 95 (39.09%) DNS
13 86 (35.39%) DHCP
14 85 (34.98%) ITIL
15 81 (33.33%) MS Exchange
16 80 (32.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 79 (32.51%) Hyper-V
18 76 (31.28%) SAN
19 75 (30.86%) Firewall
20 74 (30.45%) Cisco
21 72 (29.63%) vSphere
22 68 (27.98%) TCP/IP
23 64 (26.34%) Windows Server 2012
24 62 (25.51%) NetScaler
25 54 (22.22%) Veeam
26 51 (20.99%) SCCM
27 45 (18.52%) Dell
28 44 (18.11%) Finance
29 43 (17.70%) Data Centre
30 41 (16.87%) Problem-Solving

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 81 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 31 (12.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 19 (7.82%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.12%) IIS
5 7 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.47%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 31 (12.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 162 (66.67%) Microsoft 365
2 143 (58.85%) Azure
3 40 (16.46%) AWS
4 17 (7.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (7.00%) OpenShift
5 9 (3.70%) Mimecast
6 8 (3.29%) OneDrive
7 6 (2.47%) IaaS
8 3 (1.23%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.82%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.82%) Google Workspace
9 2 (0.82%) Power Automate
9 2 (0.82%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.82%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.41%) PaaS
10 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (39.09%) DNS
2 86 (35.39%) DHCP
3 76 (31.28%) SAN
4 75 (30.86%) Firewall
5 68 (27.98%) TCP/IP
6 62 (25.51%) NetScaler
7 41 (16.87%) VPN
8 27 (11.11%) VoIP
9 23 (9.47%) Remote Desktop
9 23 (9.47%) VLAN
10 22 (9.05%) NAS
11 20 (8.23%) WAN
12 16 (6.58%) iSCSI
12 16 (6.58%) LAN
13 13 (5.35%) Internet
13 13 (5.35%) SSL
14 12 (4.94%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (4.94%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (4.53%) Unified Communications
16 10 (4.12%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (7.82%) Amazon RDS
2 13 (5.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2019
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 44 (18.11%) Finance
2 22 (9.05%) Public Sector
3 19 (7.82%) Telecoms
4 13 (5.35%) Digital Economy
5 8 (3.29%) Banking
5 8 (3.29%) Law
6 7 (2.88%) Billing
7 6 (2.47%) Local Government
8 4 (1.65%) Retail
8 4 (1.65%) Social Housing
9 3 (1.23%) Games
10 2 (0.82%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.82%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 62 (25.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 51 (20.99%) Support Engineer
3 42 (17.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 39 (16.05%) Citrix Engineer
5 34 (13.99%) 3rd Line Support
6 33 (13.58%) IT Engineer
7 27 (11.11%) Analyst
8 22 (9.05%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 21 (8.64%) Support Analyst
10 20 (8.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 19 (7.82%) Citrix Support
12 17 (7.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
12 17 (7.00%) Design Engineer
12 17 (7.00%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
13 16 (6.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 16 (6.58%) Architect
14 15 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support
14 15 (6.17%) Infrastructure Architect
14 15 (6.17%) Infrastructure Support
15 14 (5.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.41%) LDAP
2 12 (4.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (17.70%) Data Centre
2 16 (6.58%) Enterprise Storage
3 10 (4.12%) FMCG
4 7 (2.88%) EMC VNX
5 6 (2.47%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (2.47%) Smartphone
6 5 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.65%) Organisational Skills
8 3 (1.23%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.23%) PKI
8 3 (1.23%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.23%) Replication
8 3 (1.23%) User Experience
9 2 (0.82%) Clustering
9 2 (0.82%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.82%) Fibre Optics
9 2 (0.82%) iPhone
9 2 (0.82%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 167 (68.72%) Windows
2 135 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 64 (26.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (15.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (13.99%) Windows 10
6 29 (11.93%) Linux
7 21 (8.64%) Windows Server 2016
8 19 (7.82%) Windows Server 2019
9 14 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (4.12%) Android
10 10 (4.12%) Windows 7
11 9 (3.70%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.23%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.23%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.23%) VMS
13 2 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (34.98%) ITIL
2 80 (32.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 41 (16.87%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (15.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (11.52%) Load Balancing
5 28 (11.52%) Project Management
6 24 (9.88%) Project Delivery
7 23 (9.47%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 21 (8.64%) Requirements Gathering
9 18 (7.41%) Converged Infrastructure
10 17 (7.00%) eTOM
10 17 (7.00%) ITSM
10 17 (7.00%) Network Virtualisation
11 16 (6.58%) Patch Management
11 16 (6.58%) Problem Management
12 15 (6.17%) Change Management
12 15 (6.17%) Migration
13 14 (5.76%) Server Management
14 13 (5.35%) Infrastructure Monitoring
14 13 (5.35%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 113 (46.50%) PowerShell
2 40 (16.46%) SQL
3 18 (7.41%) VB
4 5 (2.06%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (16.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (13.58%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (12.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 27 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
5 24 (9.88%) CCNP
5 24 (9.88%) MCSE
6 14 (5.76%) CCNA
7 13 (5.35%) MCSA
8 10 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (4.12%) MCITP
9 7 (2.88%) CISSP
9 7 (2.88%) Degree
9 7 (2.88%) Security Cleared
10 6 (2.47%) MCP
10 6 (2.47%) SC Cleared
11 5 (2.06%) CCA
12 4 (1.65%) CompTIA Security+
13 3 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.82%) AWS Certification
15 1 (0.41%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.64%) SLA
2 14 (5.76%) GDPR
3 4 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.82%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.41%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 158 (65.02%) Active Directory
2 150 (61.73%) XenApp
3 133 (54.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 79 (32.51%) Hyper-V
5 72 (29.63%) vSphere
6 27 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (9.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 23 (9.47%) Virtual Servers
8 22 (9.05%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 18 (7.41%) BitLocker
10 16 (6.58%) NFS
10 16 (6.58%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (1.65%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (0.82%) vCloud
14 2 (0.82%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.41%) ProxySG
15 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 51 (20.99%) SCCM
2 39 (16.05%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (8.64%) vRealize
4 20 (8.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 18 (7.41%) Ansible
5 18 (7.41%) HAProxy
6 17 (7.00%) Kubernetes
7 16 (6.58%) Backup Exec
7 16 (6.58%) SCOM
8 13 (5.35%) XenMobile
9 12 (4.94%) NetBackup
10 11 (4.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 6 (2.47%) EMC NetWorker
11 6 (2.47%) SCOrch
11 6 (2.47%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (2.06%) AirWatch
13 4 (1.65%) FortiGate
13 4 (1.65%) Nessus
13 4 (1.65%) vCenter Server
14 2 (0.82%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 233 (95.88%) Citrix
2 203 (83.54%) VMware
3 189 (77.78%) Microsoft
4 74 (30.45%) Cisco
5 54 (22.22%) Veeam
6 45 (18.52%) Dell
7 32 (13.17%) HP
8 31 (12.76%) EMC
8 31 (12.76%) Sophos
9 30 (12.35%) Red Hat
10 26 (10.70%) Symantec
11 22 (9.05%) F5
12 20 (8.23%) IBM
13 19 (7.82%) Infoblox
13 19 (7.82%) Oracle
14 18 (7.41%) SonicWALL
15 14 (5.76%) Juniper
15 14 (5.76%) NetApp
16 13 (5.35%) SolarWinds
17 12 (4.94%) Avaya