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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 25 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK
6 months to
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 979 684 536
Rank change year-on-year -295 -148 +140
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 234 240 422
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.26% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 0.78% 1.40% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 198 184 287
10th Percentile £31,850 £24,825 £31,800
25th Percentile £42,125 £36,625 £40,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,915 £45,000 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.48% -21.74% +27.78%
75th Percentile £53,688 £52,500 £67,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -5.88%

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 30,155 17,086 15,957
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.36% 18.53% 17.29%
Number of salaries quoted 15,521 13,363 13,133
10th Percentile £28,000 £30,000 £27,000
25th Percentile £39,000 £39,000 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,687 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +1.25% +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 25 May 2022.

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 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -332 177 £45,000 - 18
UK excluding London -168 130 £45,000 +5.88% 13
Work from Home -244 82 £50,000 +3.09% 2
London -303 66 £51,000 +2.00% 6
North of England -78 38 £45,000 +4.65% 1
Midlands -88 27 £45,000 +12.50% 4
Yorkshire -27 26 £45,000 +5.88%
South East -101 24 £45,000 +16.88% 3
West Midlands -53 22 £45,000 +23.29% 3
Wales -22 20 £50,000 +25.00% 1
East of England -100 15 £35,000 -26.32% 1
North West -83 8 £45,000 - 1
South West -31 6 £52,500 +128.26% 3
East Midlands -57 5 £45,000 +12.50% 1
North East - 2 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, 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.

1 232 (99.15%) Citrix
2 202 (86.32%) Windows
3 178 (76.07%) XenApp
4 168 (71.79%) Microsoft
5 151 (64.53%) Active Directory
6 144 (61.54%) VMware
7 127 (54.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 105 (44.87%) Microsoft 365
9 96 (41.03%) Azure
10 92 (39.32%) Windows Server
11 74 (31.62%) PowerShell
12 71 (30.34%) ITIL
13 69 (29.49%) Windows 10
14 65 (27.78%) Hyper-V
15 64 (27.35%) Social Skills
16 63 (26.92%) NetScaler
17 62 (26.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 61 (26.07%) SCCM
19 57 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
20 45 (19.23%) vSphere
20 45 (19.23%) DNS
21 40 (17.09%) DHCP
22 39 (16.67%) Finance
22 39 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
23 37 (15.81%) MS Exchange
23 37 (15.81%) Windows Server 2016
23 37 (15.81%) Data Centre
24 36 (15.38%) Cisco
24 36 (15.38%) Change Management
25 35 (14.96%) Firewall

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 37 (15.81%) MS Exchange
2 31 (13.25%) SharePoint
3 13 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (5.56%) IIS
4 6 (2.56%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.43%) Apache
6 1 (0.43%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (6.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 105 (44.87%) Microsoft 365
2 96 (41.03%) Azure
3 32 (13.68%) AWS
4 21 (8.97%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (5.13%) OneDrive
6 10 (4.27%) Mimecast
7 9 (3.85%) IaaS
8 5 (2.14%) Nutanix
9 1 (0.43%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 63 (26.92%) NetScaler
2 45 (19.23%) DNS
3 40 (17.09%) DHCP
4 35 (14.96%) Firewall
5 33 (14.10%) SAN
6 24 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (8.12%) VPN
8 14 (5.98%) Remote Desktop
9 12 (5.13%) LAN
9 12 (5.13%) WAN
10 11 (4.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (4.70%) IP Telephony
10 11 (4.70%) TCP/IP
11 9 (3.85%) VoIP
12 5 (2.14%) Internet
13 4 (1.71%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (1.71%) SD-WAN
13 4 (1.71%) Skype
14 3 (1.28%) VLAN
14 3 (1.28%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.13%) Amazon RDS
2 9 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.85%) MySQL
3 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.43%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.43%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) MSI
General
1 64 (27.35%) Social Skills
2 39 (16.67%) Finance
3 21 (8.97%) Organisational Skills
4 18 (7.69%) Legal
5 12 (5.13%) Advertising
6 10 (4.27%) Law
7 9 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.85%) Presentation Skills
8 8 (3.42%) Public Sector
9 6 (2.56%) Inclusion and Diversity
10 5 (2.14%) Billing
11 4 (1.71%) Banking
11 4 (1.71%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (24.79%) Citrix Engineer
1 58 (24.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (12.39%) Analyst
3 25 (10.68%) Support Engineer
4 24 (10.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 21 (8.97%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (8.12%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 16 (6.84%) Citrix Support
7 16 (6.84%) IT Engineer
8 15 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (6.41%) Consultant
9 14 (5.98%) Applications Engineer
9 14 (5.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 14 (5.98%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 12 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 12 (5.13%) Support Analyst
11 11 (4.70%) Citrix Consultant
11 11 (4.70%) Cloud Engineer
11 11 (4.70%) Senior Cloud Engineer
11 11 (4.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.56%) HTML
2 1 (0.43%) Apache Flex
2 1 (0.43%) LDAP
2 1 (0.43%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 37 (15.81%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.69%) User Experience
3 11 (4.70%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (4.70%) Smartphone
4 10 (4.27%) PKI
5 9 (3.85%) NHS
5 9 (3.85%) Public Cloud
6 6 (2.56%) Cyber Defence
6 6 (2.56%) Cyberattack
6 6 (2.56%) EMC VNX
6 6 (2.56%) Spread Betting
7 4 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.85%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.85%) Legacy Systems
8 2 (0.85%) Replication
8 2 (0.85%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.43%) Clustering
9 1 (0.43%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 202 (86.32%) Windows
2 92 (39.32%) Windows Server
3 69 (29.49%) Windows 10
4 57 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (15.81%) Windows Server 2016
6 31 (13.25%) Linux
7 30 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (5.98%) Windows 7
9 13 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (5.13%) Windows 8
10 12 (5.13%) Windows Server 2019
11 11 (4.70%) CentOS
11 11 (4.70%) Unix
12 8 (3.42%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.43%) Android
13 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (30.34%) ITIL
2 62 (26.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 36 (15.38%) Change Management
4 31 (13.25%) Service Delivery
5 27 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 23 (9.83%) Migration
8 22 (9.40%) Problem Management
8 22 (9.40%) Task Automation
9 19 (8.12%) Patch Management
10 18 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
11 16 (6.84%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (6.41%) Business Continuity
12 15 (6.41%) IT Strategy
12 15 (6.41%) Project Delivery
12 15 (6.41%) Security Patching
13 12 (5.13%) Agile
13 12 (5.13%) Service Management
14 11 (4.70%) Antivirus Management
14 11 (4.70%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 74 (31.62%) PowerShell
2 21 (8.97%) SQL
3 10 (4.27%) VB
4 7 (2.99%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.99%) Python
5 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (11.54%) Citrix Certification
2 21 (8.97%) CCA
3 20 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 16 (6.84%) DV Cleared
6 15 (6.41%) MCSE
6 15 (6.41%) SC Cleared
7 11 (4.70%) MCITP
8 10 (4.27%) Degree
9 9 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (3.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.71%) CISSP
12 4 (1.71%) MCSA
13 3 (1.28%) MCP
14 2 (0.85%) CCNA
14 2 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.26%) SLA
2 3 (1.28%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 178 (76.07%) XenApp
2 151 (64.53%) Active Directory
3 127 (54.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 65 (27.78%) Hyper-V
5 45 (19.23%) vSphere
6 39 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (11.97%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 28 (11.97%) Microsoft App-V
8 25 (10.68%) Virtual Desktop
9 14 (5.98%) Terminal Services
10 9 (3.85%) BitLocker
11 6 (2.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 6 (2.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 61 (26.07%) SCCM
2 26 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (3.85%) EdgeSight
3 9 (3.85%) Terraform
4 8 (3.42%) EMC NetWorker
4 8 (3.42%) Rundeck
4 8 (3.42%) VxRail
5 7 (2.99%) FortiGate
5 7 (2.99%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (2.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 6 (2.56%) Ansible
6 6 (2.56%) Puppet
6 6 (2.56%) XenMobile
7 5 (2.14%) SCOM
8 4 (1.71%) WSUS
9 2 (0.85%) vCenter Server
10 1 (0.43%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 232 (99.15%) Citrix
2 168 (71.79%) Microsoft
3 144 (61.54%) VMware
4 36 (15.38%) Cisco
5 28 (11.97%) Ivanti
6 27 (11.54%) HP
7 24 (10.26%) Dell
8 22 (9.40%) Brocade
9 19 (8.12%) Avaya
10 18 (7.69%) Red Hat
11 13 (5.56%) Veeam
12 11 (4.70%) F5
13 10 (4.27%) iManage
13 10 (4.27%) Symantec
14 8 (3.42%) Isilon
14 8 (3.42%) Trustwave
14 8 (3.42%) Zerto
15 7 (2.99%) Commvault
15 7 (2.99%) Meraki
16 6 (2.56%) EMC