Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenDesktop
UK
6 months to
5 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 868 578 557
Rank change year-on-year -290 -21 +95
Permanent jobs citing XenDesktop 193 152 604
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.27% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 0.86% 1.46% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 152 128 498
10th Percentile £28,000 £25,000 £28,500
25th Percentile £35,938 £33,641 £35,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £48,000
Median % change year-on-year - -16.67% +1.05%
75th Percentile £51,500 £60,313 £65,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £81,475 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% -13.33% +2.97%

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 22,462 10,423 23,238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.68% 18.64% 17.19%
Number of salaries quoted 15,779 8,983 19,409
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,750 £25,500
25th Percentile £38,500 £38,750 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £86,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -240 173 £40,000 - 50
UK excluding London -167 124 £40,000 +2.56% 32
London -249 59 £41,000 -28.70% 19
East of England -75 32 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Midlands -99 31 £37,500 - 5
Work from Home -263 27 £50,000 +5.26% 8
East Midlands -51 24 £37,500 -28.57% 3
North of England -107 20 £55,000 +28.65% 7
South East -136 18 £29,750 -15.00% 5
South West -66 13 £38,500 +8.45% 11
Yorkshire -68 12 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Wales -50 10 £45,000 -
West Midlands -92 7 £42,500 +17.24% 2
North West -102 6 £37,000 -18.68% 5
North East - 2 £40,000 -

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 169 (87.56%) Citrix
2 157 (81.35%) XenApp
3 152 (78.76%) Active Directory
4 148 (76.68%) VMware
5 143 (74.09%) Windows
6 125 (64.77%) VMware Infrastructure
7 121 (62.69%) Microsoft
8 102 (52.85%) Microsoft 365
9 97 (50.26%) Azure
10 96 (49.74%) Windows Server
11 75 (38.86%) vSphere
12 72 (37.31%) Windows 10
13 66 (34.20%) Social Skills
14 61 (31.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 61 (31.61%) Hyper-V
15 56 (29.02%) DHCP
16 53 (27.46%) DNS
16 53 (27.46%) ITIL
17 48 (24.87%) MS Exchange
18 47 (24.35%) VMware ESXi
19 45 (23.32%) SQL
19 45 (23.32%) Data Centre
20 43 (22.28%) Windows Server 2012
21 40 (20.73%) LAN
22 39 (20.21%) Firewall
22 39 (20.21%) NetScaler
23 38 (19.69%) WAN
24 36 (18.65%) Windows Server 2008
24 36 (18.65%) Windows Server 2016
25 35 (18.13%) TCP/IP

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 48 (24.87%) MS Exchange
2 27 (13.99%) SharePoint
3 25 (12.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (9.33%) Skype for Business
5 15 (7.77%) IIS
6 14 (7.25%) Apache
7 13 (6.74%) Apache Spark
7 13 (6.74%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (6.74%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.52%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (10.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 102 (52.85%) Microsoft 365
2 97 (50.26%) Azure
3 31 (16.06%) OneDrive
4 13 (6.74%) OpenShift
5 11 (5.70%) AWS
6 10 (5.18%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.59%) Mimecast
8 4 (2.07%) IaaS
8 4 (2.07%) SaaS
9 3 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.52%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 56 (29.02%) DHCP
2 53 (27.46%) DNS
3 40 (20.73%) LAN
4 39 (20.21%) Firewall
4 39 (20.21%) NetScaler
5 38 (19.69%) WAN
6 35 (18.13%) TCP/IP
7 17 (8.81%) VLAN
8 16 (8.29%) Skype
8 16 (8.29%) VPN
9 11 (5.70%) Network Security
9 11 (5.70%) SAN
10 9 (4.66%) iSCSI
11 8 (4.15%) Wireless
12 7 (3.63%) NAS
13 6 (3.11%) IP Telephony
14 3 (1.55%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (1.55%) MPLS
14 3 (1.55%) VoIP
14 3 (1.55%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.44%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.74%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.52%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.52%) MySQL
4 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (6.74%) Jenkins
2 12 (6.22%) JIRA
3 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
General
1 66 (34.20%) Social Skills
2 21 (10.88%) Organisational Skills
3 18 (9.33%) Finance
4 16 (8.29%) Public Sector
5 13 (6.74%) Advertising
6 10 (5.18%) Back Office
6 10 (5.18%) Legal
7 9 (4.66%) Law
8 7 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.07%) Digital Economy
9 4 (2.07%) Documentation Skills
9 4 (2.07%) Telecoms
10 3 (1.55%) Games
11 2 (1.04%) Marketing
12 1 (0.52%) Banking
12 1 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.52%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 49 (25.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 47 (24.35%) Support Engineer
3 44 (22.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 43 (22.28%) 2nd Line Support
5 34 (17.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 34 (17.62%) Analyst
6 30 (15.54%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 22 (11.40%) Support Analyst
8 19 (9.84%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (9.33%) IT Support
10 17 (8.81%) IT Engineer
11 16 (8.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 16 (8.29%) Desktop Engineer
12 15 (7.77%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (7.77%) IT Support Engineer
12 15 (7.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (6.74%) Citrix Engineer
13 13 (6.74%) Linux Engineer
13 13 (6.74%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (5.18%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.74%) JMS
2 1 (0.52%) ADO
2 1 (0.52%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (23.32%) Data Centre
2 23 (11.92%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (4.15%) Driving Licence
4 7 (3.63%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.59%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.55%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.55%) Replication
7 2 (1.04%) Blog
7 2 (1.04%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.52%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.52%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.52%) iPhone
8 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.52%) PKI
8 1 (0.52%) PMI
8 1 (0.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 143 (74.09%) Windows
2 96 (49.74%) Windows Server
3 72 (37.31%) Windows 10
4 43 (22.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (18.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (18.65%) Windows Server 2016
6 30 (15.54%) Linux
7 28 (14.51%) Windows Server 2019
8 18 (9.33%) Windows 7
9 13 (6.74%) CentOS
10 11 (5.70%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.04%) Android
11 2 (1.04%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (31.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 53 (27.46%) ITIL
3 33 (17.10%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (11.40%) Patch Management
5 19 (9.84%) Project Management
6 17 (8.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 16 (8.29%) Project Delivery
8 15 (7.77%) Service Delivery
9 14 (7.25%) Antivirus Management
9 14 (7.25%) Data Centre Operations
9 14 (7.25%) Service Management
10 13 (6.74%) Application Performance Monitoring
10 13 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (6.74%) DevOps
10 13 (6.74%) Performance Monitoring
10 13 (6.74%) Server Virtualisation
11 12 (6.22%) Presales
12 11 (5.70%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (5.70%) Time Management
13 9 (4.66%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (23.32%) SQL
2 33 (17.10%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.59%) VB
4 3 (1.55%) Python
4 3 (1.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (15.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (11.92%) Citrix Certification
3 17 (8.81%) MCITP
4 13 (6.74%) Degree
4 13 (6.74%) RHCE
5 12 (6.22%) Security Cleared
5 12 (6.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (4.66%) MCSE
7 8 (4.15%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.63%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (2.59%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.07%) CCA
10 4 (2.07%) MCSA
11 2 (1.04%) CCNA
11 2 (1.04%) CCNP
11 2 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.04%) MCP
12 1 (0.52%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.52%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.33%) SLA
2 6 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.07%) GDPR
4 3 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.52%) PMO
System Software
1 157 (81.35%) XenApp
2 152 (78.76%) Active Directory
3 125 (64.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 75 (38.86%) vSphere
5 61 (31.61%) Hyper-V
6 47 (24.35%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (6.74%) Docker
8 10 (5.18%) VirtualBox
9 9 (4.66%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (4.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 6 (3.11%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (2.07%) BitLocker
12 4 (2.07%) NFS
13 2 (1.04%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.52%) KVM
Systems Management
1 24 (12.44%) SCCM
2 16 (8.29%) Ansible
3 14 (7.25%) Microsoft Intune
4 13 (6.74%) Kubernetes
4 13 (6.74%) Puppet
5 5 (2.59%) vCenter Server
6 4 (2.07%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.07%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (1.55%) SCOM
7 3 (1.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.04%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (1.04%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.04%) Nessus
9 1 (0.52%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.52%) Nagios
9 1 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.52%) SafeCom
9 1 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 169 (87.56%) Citrix
2 148 (76.68%) VMware
3 121 (62.69%) Microsoft
4 14 (7.25%) ServiceNow
5 13 (6.74%) Cisco
5 13 (6.74%) F5
5 13 (6.74%) Red Hat
6 10 (5.18%) NetApp
7 9 (4.66%) Dell
7 9 (4.66%) Sophos
8 8 (4.15%) Ivanti
9 7 (3.63%) Veeam
10 5 (2.59%) HP
10 5 (2.59%) iManage
11 4 (2.07%) EMC
11 4 (2.07%) Symantec
12 3 (1.55%) IBM
12 3 (1.55%) Nimble Storage
12 3 (1.55%) SAP
13 2 (1.04%) Meraki