Period
to 25 May 2018

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 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 589 698 573
Rank change year-on-year +109 -125 -47
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 745 518 921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.31% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 3.05% 2.46% 3.69%
Number of salaries quoted 492 431 818
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £28,875
90th Percentile £63,625 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% -

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 24,457 21,024 24,926
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.06% 12.44% 12.42%
Number of salaries quoted 19,830 17,632 21,113
UK median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £68,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £41,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +4.17%

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 25 May 2018.

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 25 May 2018. 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 +77 642 £42,500 -5.56% 73
UK excluding London +151 390 £40,000 +3.23% 48
London -27 269 £50,000 - 27
South East +66 125 £36,000 +8.27% 17
Midlands +79 103 £40,000 - 4
West Midlands +84 93 £40,000 -11.11% 2
North of England +1 76 £42,500 +5.59% 14
Yorkshire +35 51 £42,500 +10.39% 5
East of England +17 51 £37,500 -11.76% 7
North West -29 23 £43,500 +2.35% 9
South West -29 16 £35,000 -3.45% 4
East Midlands -1 10 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Scotland -40 10 £60,000 -4.00% 1
Northern Ireland +9 5 - -
Wales +7 4 £31,500 +17.76% 1
North East - 2 £62,500 -

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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.

1 717 (96.24%) Citrix
2 621 (83.36%) XenApp
3 618 (82.95%) Windows
4 537 (72.08%) VMware
5 514 (68.99%) Active Directory
6 483 (64.83%) Microsoft
7 441 (59.19%) Windows Server
8 371 (49.80%) VMware Infrastructure
9 357 (47.92%) Office 365
10 290 (38.93%) Windows 10
11 275 (36.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 275 (36.91%) Hyper-V
12 262 (35.17%) Microsoft Azure
13 257 (34.50%) Windows Server 2008
14 245 (32.89%) NetScaler
15 228 (30.60%) Microsoft App-V
16 216 (28.99%) VMware ESXi
17 212 (28.46%) MS Exchange
18 189 (25.37%) SCCM
19 174 (23.36%) ITIL
20 172 (23.09%) Finance
21 159 (21.34%) Microsoft Office
22 154 (20.67%) DNS
23 147 (19.73%) Firewall
24 138 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
25 137 (18.39%) Data Centre
26 132 (17.72%) vSphere
27 131 (17.58%) Microsoft Certification
28 130 (17.45%) Windows 7
29 128 (17.18%) Presales

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
1 212 (28.46%) MS Exchange
2 138 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 100 (13.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 39 (5.23%) SharePoint
5 34 (4.56%) Skype for Business
6 27 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 25 (3.36%) IIS
8 12 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.54%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.40%) MQSeries
10 3 (0.40%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.13%) Apache
12 1 (0.13%) CMS
12 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 159 (21.34%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.40%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.27%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 357 (47.92%) Office 365
2 262 (35.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (9.13%) Azure Active Directory
4 59 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
5 43 (5.77%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (2.15%) IaaS
7 14 (1.88%) PaaS
8 12 (1.61%) SaaS
9 6 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.67%) OneDrive
10 5 (0.67%) Yammer
11 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.27%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.13%) Azure Machine Learning
12 1 (0.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 245 (32.89%) NetScaler
2 154 (20.67%) DNS
3 147 (19.73%) Firewall
4 119 (15.97%) SAN
5 115 (15.44%) DHCP
6 107 (14.36%) Remote Desktop
7 103 (13.83%) WAN
8 100 (13.42%) TCP/IP
9 70 (9.40%) LAN
9 70 (9.40%) VPN
10 53 (7.11%) Network Security
11 44 (5.91%) Cisco ASA
12 31 (4.16%) VLAN
13 30 (4.03%) Cisco IOS
14 29 (3.89%) MPLS
15 28 (3.76%) iSCSI
16 25 (3.36%) WLAN
17 24 (3.22%) Cisco Nexus
18 23 (3.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 23 (3.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (2.28%) MySQL
3 17 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
5 9 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.67%) Big Data
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.40%) Power BI
9 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.13%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.13%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 23 (3.09%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.13%) AutoIt
2 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.13%) MSI
General
1 172 (23.09%) Finance
2 51 (6.85%) Law
3 49 (6.58%) Legal
4 16 (2.15%) Marketing
5 14 (1.88%) Retail
5 14 (1.88%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.61%) Electronics
6 12 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.48%) Banking
8 6 (0.81%) Advertising
8 6 (0.81%) Publishing
9 5 (0.67%) Back Office
9 5 (0.67%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.54%) Games
10 4 (0.54%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.27%) Front Office
11 2 (0.27%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 122 (16.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 102 (13.69%) Citrix Engineer
3 99 (13.29%) Architect
4 85 (11.41%) Support Engineer
5 83 (11.14%) Consultant
6 66 (8.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 65 (8.72%) Technical Architect
8 58 (7.79%) Analyst
9 57 (7.65%) IT Engineer
10 47 (6.31%) Infrastructure Specialist
11 46 (6.17%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 45 (6.04%) Technical Consultant
13 42 (5.64%) Citrix Support
14 40 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support
15 39 (5.23%) Citrix Specialist
16 38 (5.10%) Infrastructure Support
17 37 (4.97%) Windows Engineer
18 33 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support
19 32 (4.30%) Solutions Architect
20 31 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.89%) Web Services
2 13 (1.74%) X-Windows
3 4 (0.54%) Flash
4 3 (0.40%) LDAP
4 3 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.27%) .NET
5 2 (0.27%) Velocity
6 1 (0.13%) COM
6 1 (0.13%) JSON
6 1 (0.13%) SAML
6 1 (0.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 137 (18.39%) Data Centre
2 66 (8.86%) Self-Motivation
3 57 (7.65%) User Experience
4 39 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (4.30%) Public Cloud
6 31 (4.16%) Computer Science
7 24 (3.22%) Clustering
8 22 (2.95%) Private Cloud
9 14 (1.88%) Driving Licence
10 13 (1.74%) Fat Client
10 13 (1.74%) Minimum Viable Product
10 13 (1.74%) Thin Client
11 11 (1.48%) iPhone
12 10 (1.34%) Blackberry
13 9 (1.21%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.94%) EMC VMAX
14 7 (0.94%) iPad
14 7 (0.94%) NHS
14 7 (0.94%) PKI
15 6 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 618 (82.95%) Windows
2 441 (59.19%) Windows Server
3 290 (38.93%) Windows 10
4 275 (36.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 257 (34.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 130 (17.45%) Windows 7
7 53 (7.11%) Windows 8
8 49 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 45 (6.04%) Linux
10 13 (1.74%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.34%) CentOS
12 7 (0.94%) Windows XP
13 6 (0.81%) Unix
13 6 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (0.67%) Android
14 5 (0.67%) Windows NT
15 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
16 2 (0.27%) AIX
16 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (23.36%) ITIL
2 128 (17.18%) Presales
3 117 (15.70%) Customer Requirements
4 98 (13.15%) Service Delivery
5 96 (12.89%) Time Management
6 91 (12.21%) Project Management
7 79 (10.60%) Line Management
8 73 (9.80%) Business Development
9 72 (9.66%) Application Packaging
10 68 (9.13%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 65 (8.72%) Problem-Solving
12 55 (7.38%) Continuous Improvement
12 55 (7.38%) Data Protection
12 55 (7.38%) Migration
13 53 (7.11%) Mobile Device Management
14 50 (6.71%) Application Virtualisation
15 49 (6.58%) Desktop Virtualisation
16 45 (6.04%) Root Cause Analysis
17 32 (4.30%) Mentoring
18 31 (4.16%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 114 (15.30%) SQL
2 109 (14.63%) PowerShell
3 24 (3.22%) Python
4 9 (1.21%) Bash Shell
5 4 (0.54%) VBScript
6 2 (0.27%) Java
6 2 (0.27%) Perl
6 2 (0.27%) VB
7 1 (0.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 131 (17.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 122 (16.38%) MCSE
3 108 (14.50%) Degree
4 68 (9.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 57 (7.65%) Citrix Certification
6 43 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
7 40 (5.37%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (4.30%) MCSA
9 31 (4.16%) Computer Science Degree
10 29 (3.89%) CCA
11 26 (3.49%) CCNP
11 26 (3.49%) MCITP
12 23 (3.09%) CCIE
13 17 (2.28%) CCNA
13 17 (2.28%) MCP
14 14 (1.88%) DBS Check
15 13 (1.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 11 (1.48%) SC Cleared
16 11 (1.48%) Security Cleared
17 5 (0.67%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (10.60%) SLA
2 13 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.67%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.54%) GDPR
5 4 (0.54%) QA
6 2 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.13%) GCP
7 1 (0.13%) PMO
System Software
1 621 (83.36%) XenApp
2 514 (68.99%) Active Directory
3 371 (49.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 275 (36.91%) Hyper-V
5 228 (30.60%) Microsoft App-V
6 216 (28.99%) VMware ESXi
7 132 (17.72%) vSphere
8 90 (12.08%) XenServer
9 74 (9.93%) Virtual Desktop
10 51 (6.85%) Virtual Machines
11 35 (4.70%) VirtualBox
12 33 (4.43%) Terminal Services
13 24 (3.22%) BitLocker
14 14 (1.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 11 (1.48%) NFS
16 7 (0.94%) Squid
17 6 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
18 4 (0.54%) vCloud
19 3 (0.40%) Firmware
19 3 (0.40%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 189 (25.37%) SCCM
2 125 (16.78%) Microsoft Intune
3 118 (15.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 105 (14.09%) SCOrch
5 77 (10.34%) SCVMM
6 62 (8.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 57 (7.65%) vCenter Server
8 48 (6.44%) SCOM
9 43 (5.77%) SCDPM
9 43 (5.77%) SCSM
10 40 (5.37%) vMotion
11 31 (4.16%) Backup Exec
12 28 (3.76%) XenMobile
13 25 (3.36%) Puppet
14 24 (3.22%) Terraform
15 18 (2.42%) Failover Clustering
16 16 (2.15%) EdgeSight
17 13 (1.74%) WSUS
18 12 (1.61%) AirWatch
18 12 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 717 (96.24%) Citrix
2 537 (72.08%) VMware
3 483 (64.83%) Microsoft
4 110 (14.77%) Cisco
5 103 (13.83%) Ivanti
6 76 (10.20%) Apple
7 62 (8.32%) HP
8 47 (6.31%) Veeam
9 45 (6.04%) Dell
10 42 (5.64%) CheckPoint
11 35 (4.70%) NetApp
12 29 (3.89%) Juniper
13 28 (3.76%) Symantec
14 26 (3.49%) Blue Coat
14 26 (3.49%) F5
15 25 (3.36%) Capita
15 25 (3.36%) Google
16 23 (3.09%) Imperva
16 23 (3.09%) Infoblox
16 23 (3.09%) Zscaler