Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 597 621 674
Rank change year-on-year +24 +53 -136
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 707 745 744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.39% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 3.09% 3.11% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 485 640 650
UK median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% -5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £29,750 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £37,000 £39,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.92% -0.63% -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 22878 23937 24840
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.08% 12.47% 11.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19272 20159 20679
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +1.27%
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £66,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%

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 17 October 2017.

Salary histogram for XenDesktop in the UK

XenDesktop
Top 14 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 17 October 2017. 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 +48 662 £43,500 +8.75% 29
London +146 435 £52,500 +10.53% 14
UK excluding London -108 266 £37,000 -6.92% 16
North of England -49 77 £37,250 -0.67% 9
South East +17 61 £32,500 -18.75% 3
Yorkshire +9 44 £35,000 -6.67%
Midlands +30 36 £36,000 -15.29% 2
North West -32 33 £42,500 +13.33% 8
South West -3 28 £35,000 -6.67% 1
West Midlands +20 25 £38,500 -14.44% 1
Scotland +11 25 £57,500 +59.72%
East of England -47 23 £42,500 +2.41%
Wales +2 16 £31,500 -21.25% 1
East Midlands +42 11 £35,000 +7.69% 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 2017, IT jobs citing XenDesktop also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for XenDesktop.

1 699 (98.87%) Citrix
2 623 (88.12%) Windows
3 593 (83.88%) XenApp
4 558 (78.93%) Microsoft
5 540 (76.38%) VMware
6 518 (73.27%) Active Directory
7 353 (49.93%) Windows Server
8 349 (49.36%) MS Exchange
9 299 (42.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 282 (39.89%) SCCM
11 264 (37.34%) Windows 7
12 258 (36.49%) Microsoft Certification
13 251 (35.50%) Windows Server 2008
14 250 (35.36%) ITIL
15 242 (34.23%) Windows Server 2012
16 238 (33.66%) Finance
17 233 (32.96%) Exchange Server 2010
18 222 (31.40%) MCSE
19 220 (31.12%) Office 365
20 212 (29.99%) Microsoft Office
21 201 (28.43%) Citrix Certification
22 197 (27.86%) Hyper-V
23 168 (23.76%) Skype for Business
23 168 (23.76%) DNS
24 166 (23.48%) AppSense
25 158 (22.35%) SAN
26 156 (22.07%) CCA
26 156 (22.07%) Banking
26 156 (22.07%) Skype
27 149 (21.07%) Windows 10

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
1 349 (49.36%) MS Exchange
2 233 (32.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 168 (23.76%) Skype for Business
4 98 (13.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 76 (10.75%) SharePoint
6 34 (4.81%) IIS
7 20 (2.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 15 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.13%) OpenStack
11 7 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
12 6 (0.85%) SAS
13 3 (0.42%) Apache
13 3 (0.42%) Confluence
13 3 (0.42%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.28%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.28%) nginx
14 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 212 (29.99%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.85%) thinkFolio
2 4 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.14%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 220 (31.12%) Office 365
2 119 (16.83%) IaaS
3 86 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (2.55%) OneDrive
6 14 (1.98%) Mimecast
7 11 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.41%) PaaS
9 8 (1.13%) SaaS
10 6 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (0.85%) Dropbox
11 2 (0.28%) Yammer
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.14%) GitHub
12 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 168 (23.76%) DNS
2 158 (22.35%) SAN
3 156 (22.07%) Skype
4 143 (20.23%) DHCP
5 132 (18.67%) NetScaler
6 87 (12.31%) Firewall
7 62 (8.77%) LAN
8 57 (8.06%) WAN
9 39 (5.52%) VPN
10 32 (4.53%) TCP/IP
11 28 (3.96%) Wireless
12 26 (3.68%) Internet
13 25 (3.54%) Remote Desktop
14 18 (2.55%) iSCSI
15 14 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
16 10 (1.41%) VLAN
16 10 (1.41%) VoIP
17 9 (1.27%) PBX
18 8 (1.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.28%) MySQL
7 2 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.14%) Ingres
8 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.14%) Power BI
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (0.99%) MSI
2 5 (0.71%) AdminStudio
3 3 (0.42%) JIRA
4 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.14%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
General
1 238 (33.66%) Finance
2 156 (22.07%) Banking
3 136 (19.24%) Retail
4 135 (19.09%) Investment Banking
5 133 (18.81%) Retail Banking
6 13 (1.84%) Legal
7 12 (1.70%) Law
8 11 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 8 (1.13%) Back Office
10 7 (0.99%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.85%) French Language
12 5 (0.71%) Publishing
13 4 (0.57%) Advertising
14 3 (0.42%) Front Office
15 2 (0.28%) Marketing
16 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 201 (28.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 113 (15.98%) Citrix Engineer
3 104 (14.71%) Support Engineer
4 73 (10.33%) IT Engineer
5 69 (9.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 62 (8.77%) Analyst
7 54 (7.64%) Windows Engineer
8 52 (7.36%) Head of Support
9 50 (7.07%) Desktop Support
10 48 (6.79%) Systems Engineer
11 47 (6.65%) Citrix Support
12 42 (5.94%) Citrix Support Engineer
13 40 (5.66%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 35 (4.95%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 35 (4.95%) Support Analyst
15 34 (4.81%) Architect
16 33 (4.67%) Infrastructure Support
16 33 (4.67%) VMware Engineer
17 32 (4.53%) IT Support
18 30 (4.24%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.56%) Web Services
2 5 (0.71%) .NET
3 2 (0.28%) Flash
3 2 (0.28%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.14%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.14%) CSS
4 1 (0.14%) HTML
4 1 (0.14%) HTML5
4 1 (0.14%) LAMP
4 1 (0.14%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.14%) REST
4 1 (0.14%) SOAP
4 1 (0.14%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 134 (18.95%) Blackberry
2 116 (16.41%) User Experience
3 68 (9.62%) Data Centre
4 63 (8.91%) Computer Science
5 34 (4.81%) Clustering
6 30 (4.24%) Fat Client
6 30 (4.24%) Thin Client
7 24 (3.39%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
9 13 (1.84%) Virtual Team
10 12 (1.70%) FlexPod
11 10 (1.41%) Hedge funds
11 10 (1.41%) iPad
11 10 (1.41%) iPhone
12 8 (1.13%) EMC VMAX
12 8 (1.13%) Replication
13 7 (0.99%) RSA SecurID
14 6 (0.85%) Public Cloud
15 5 (0.71%) Driving Licence
15 5 (0.71%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 623 (88.12%) Windows
2 353 (49.93%) Windows Server
3 264 (37.34%) Windows 7
4 251 (35.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 242 (34.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 149 (21.07%) Windows 10
7 121 (17.11%) Android
8 116 (16.41%) Apple iOS
9 108 (15.28%) Mac OS X
10 67 (9.48%) Linux
11 52 (7.36%) Windows 8
12 41 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (1.70%) Unix
13 12 (1.70%) Windows XP
14 8 (1.13%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.85%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (0.57%) Solaris
18 3 (0.42%) CentOS
19 2 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (35.36%) ITIL
2 143 (20.23%) Asset Management
3 134 (18.95%) Wealth Management
4 121 (17.11%) Service Management
5 57 (8.06%) Problem Management
6 54 (7.64%) Service Delivery
7 43 (6.08%) Knowledge Management
8 40 (5.66%) Presales
9 38 (5.37%) Application Packaging
9 38 (5.37%) Application Virtualisation
10 34 (4.81%) Change Management
10 34 (4.81%) Performance Management
11 33 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
12 31 (4.38%) Root Cause Analysis
13 27 (3.82%) Mobile Device Management
14 24 (3.39%) Migration
15 23 (3.25%) Desktop Virtualisation
15 23 (3.25%) Virtual Environments
16 22 (3.11%) Incident Management
17 21 (2.97%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 133 (18.81%) PowerShell
2 104 (14.71%) SQL
3 12 (1.70%) VBScript
4 11 (1.56%) Python
5 10 (1.41%) VB
6 5 (0.71%) Java
7 3 (0.42%) C#
8 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.28%) Perl
8 2 (0.28%) PHP
8 2 (0.28%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.28%) VBA
9 1 (0.14%) C
9 1 (0.14%) Go
9 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 258 (36.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 222 (31.40%) MCSE
3 201 (28.43%) Citrix Certification
4 156 (22.07%) CCA
5 101 (14.29%) Degree
6 54 (7.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 36 (5.09%) CCEA
8 35 (4.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 33 (4.67%) MCSA
10 25 (3.54%) MCP
11 20 (2.83%) CCNA
11 20 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
12 17 (2.40%) MCITP
13 9 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (1.27%) VCP5
14 7 (0.99%) CCNP
14 7 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.99%) Security Cleared
15 6 (0.85%) SC Cleared
16 4 (0.57%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.69%) SLA
2 14 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.28%) QA
5 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 593 (83.88%) XenApp
2 518 (73.27%) Active Directory
3 299 (42.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 197 (27.86%) Hyper-V
5 115 (16.27%) XenServer
6 114 (16.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 109 (15.42%) VMware ESXi
8 108 (15.28%) vSphere
9 31 (4.38%) VirtualBox
10 20 (2.83%) Virtual Desktop
11 19 (2.69%) Terminal Services
12 14 (1.98%) vCloud
12 14 (1.98%) Xen
13 13 (1.84%) ISA Server
14 12 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
15 9 (1.27%) DFS Replication
16 8 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
17 7 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 6 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 6 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 282 (39.89%) SCCM
2 102 (14.43%) AirWatch
3 70 (9.90%) SCOM
4 31 (4.38%) XenMobile
5 21 (2.97%) Microsoft Intune
5 21 (2.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 21 (2.97%) WSUS
6 20 (2.83%) SCOrch
7 16 (2.26%) Microsoft Clustering
7 16 (2.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 15 (2.12%) Backup Exec
9 14 (1.98%) EdgeSight
9 14 (1.98%) HP SIM
10 13 (1.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 10 (1.41%) HP Data Protector
11 10 (1.41%) NetBackup
11 10 (1.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 8 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (1.13%) vCenter Server
13 7 (0.99%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 699 (98.87%) Citrix
2 558 (78.93%) Microsoft
3 540 (76.38%) VMware
4 166 (23.48%) AppSense
5 147 (20.79%) Cisco
6 127 (17.96%) McAfee
7 122 (17.26%) Apple
8 105 (14.85%) ServiceNow
9 77 (10.89%) HP
10 71 (10.04%) NetApp
11 63 (8.91%) Dell
12 57 (8.06%) Symantec
13 42 (5.94%) EMC
14 35 (4.95%) Veeam
15 32 (4.53%) Juniper
16 25 (3.54%) IBM
17 22 (3.11%) CheckPoint
18 20 (2.83%) Reuters
19 17 (2.40%) FactSet
19 17 (2.40%) SolarWinds