Period
to 21 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for XenServer skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited XenServer over the 6 months to 21 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenServer
UK
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 870 885 829
Rank change year-on-year +15 -56 -38
Permanent jobs citing XenServer 310 343 503
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.36% 1.44% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 245 301 447
UK median annual salary £57,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.29% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,250 £71,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £57,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +35.29% +6.25% -

XenServer 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 22756 23759 24983
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.07% 12.43% 11.40%
Number of salaries quoted 19158 19991 20822
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £23,500 £22,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £66,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%

XenServer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing XenServer as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for XenServer in the UK

XenServer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing XenServer.

Salary trend for XenServer in the UK

XenServer
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing XenServer over the 6 months to 21 October 2017.

Salary histogram for XenServer in the UK

XenServer
Top 14 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing XenServer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 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 +44 308 £57,500 +35.29% 11
London +78 169 £52,500 +0.96% 1
UK excluding London -33 139 £57,500 +35.29% 10
North of England -4 68 £60,000 +41.18% 9
Yorkshire +14 39 £60,000 +41.18% 3
South East +39 28 £45,000 +5.88%
North West -25 28 £60,000 +41.18% 6
East of England 0 19 £43,750 +9.38% 1
South West +1 17 £33,000 -49.23%
Midlands +32 7 £30,500 -19.21%
East Midlands +32 4 £60,000 +81.82%
West Midlands +15 3 £28,750 -68.06%
Scotland -11 1 £37,500 +3.45%
North East - 1 £27,500 -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, IT jobs citing XenServer 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 XenServer.

1 210 (67.74%) Windows
2 199 (64.19%) Citrix
3 152 (49.03%) Active Directory
4 148 (47.74%) Linux
5 147 (47.42%) VMware
6 145 (46.77%) XenApp
7 144 (46.45%) Windows Server
8 141 (45.48%) Microsoft
9 128 (41.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 122 (39.35%) vSphere
11 119 (38.39%) Hyper-V
12 117 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 115 (37.10%) XenDesktop
14 111 (35.81%) Windows Server 2012
15 106 (34.19%) DevOps
16 100 (32.26%) SAN
17 97 (31.29%) Bash Shell
18 91 (29.35%) SQL
19 86 (27.74%) Python
19 86 (27.74%) MS Exchange
19 86 (27.74%) Puppet
20 82 (26.45%) Opscode Chef
21 81 (26.13%) Finance
21 81 (26.13%) Ruby
22 80 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
23 79 (25.48%) Unix
24 76 (24.52%) Firewall
25 75 (24.19%) DNS
26 74 (23.87%) Oracle
27 73 (23.55%) Xen

XenServer
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 86 (27.74%) MS Exchange
2 71 (22.90%) OpenStack
3 70 (22.58%) CloudStack
4 48 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 33 (10.65%) Apache
7 25 (8.06%) SharePoint
7 25 (8.06%) Tomcat
8 19 (6.13%) Skype for Business
9 16 (5.16%) JBoss
9 16 (5.16%) WebLogic
9 16 (5.16%) WebSphere
10 11 (3.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (2.90%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (2.26%) IIS
13 6 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
16 1 (0.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 25 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.29%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 47 (15.16%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (13.55%) Office 365
3 24 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (3.55%) G Suite
5 7 (2.26%) OneDrive
6 6 (1.94%) Mimecast
7 5 (1.61%) IaaS
8 4 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.97%) GitHub
9 3 (0.97%) Joyent
9 3 (0.97%) PaaS
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.32%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.32%) SaaS
10 1 (0.32%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 100 (32.26%) SAN
2 76 (24.52%) Firewall
3 75 (24.19%) DNS
4 53 (17.10%) TCP/IP
5 52 (16.77%) NetScaler
6 51 (16.45%) LAN
6 51 (16.45%) VPN
7 49 (15.81%) DHCP
8 34 (10.97%) WAN
9 32 (10.32%) iSCSI
9 32 (10.32%) VLAN
10 24 (7.74%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (6.77%) LDAP
12 18 (5.81%) Wireless
13 17 (5.48%) NAS
13 17 (5.48%) VoIP
14 16 (5.16%) Remote Desktop
15 15 (4.84%) SNMP
16 12 (3.87%) ADSL
16 12 (3.87%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.65%) MySQL
2 26 (8.39%) SQL Server
3 16 (5.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (3.55%) MariaDB
6 4 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.32%) Ingres
7 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (7.10%) Jenkins
2 21 (6.77%) Git (software)
2 21 (6.77%) TeamCity
3 20 (6.45%) Subversion
4 5 (1.61%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (0.65%) GitLab
5 2 (0.65%) JIRA
6 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.32%) git-flow
6 1 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 81 (26.13%) Finance
2 45 (14.52%) Banking
3 31 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 31 (10.00%) Retail Banking
4 20 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 13 (4.19%) Manufacturing
6 12 (3.87%) Back Office
6 12 (3.87%) Marketing
7 11 (3.55%) Electronics
8 8 (2.58%) Retail
9 2 (0.65%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Advertising
10 1 (0.32%) Front Office
10 1 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 74 (23.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 57 (18.39%) Platform Engineer
3 55 (17.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (10.65%) Administrator
4 33 (10.65%) Support Engineer
5 32 (10.32%) Citrix Engineer
5 32 (10.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 28 (9.03%) Linux Administrator
7 24 (7.74%) Systems Engineer
8 22 (7.10%) Analyst
8 22 (7.10%) DevOps Administrator
8 22 (7.10%) Linux DevOps Administrator
9 21 (6.77%) Systems Administrator
10 20 (6.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 20 (6.45%) Support Analyst
11 18 (5.81%) Citrix Support
12 14 (4.52%) Applications Engineer
12 14 (4.52%) IT Engineer
13 13 (4.19%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
13 13 (4.19%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.81%) .NET
2 17 (5.48%) LAMP
3 2 (0.65%) Django
4 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.32%) Flask
4 1 (0.32%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.65%) Computer Science
2 23 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.13%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.87%) Clustering
5 11 (3.55%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.90%) EMC VMAX
7 8 (2.58%) Replication
8 6 (1.94%) Cyber Attack
8 6 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (1.94%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.61%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.97%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.97%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.65%) PKI
12 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.32%) Fintech
12 1 (0.32%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.32%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.32%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 210 (67.74%) Windows
2 148 (47.74%) Linux
3 144 (46.45%) Windows Server
4 117 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 111 (35.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 79 (25.48%) Unix
7 66 (21.29%) Windows 10
8 41 (13.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (10.65%) CentOS
9 33 (10.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (9.03%) Windows 7
11 19 (6.13%) Windows XP
12 10 (3.23%) Mac OS X
13 9 (2.90%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (1.94%) Solaris
15 4 (1.29%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.97%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.65%) Android
17 2 (0.65%) SmartOS
17 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (34.19%) DevOps
2 80 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (23.23%) Continuous Integration
4 71 (22.90%) Configuration Management
4 71 (22.90%) Scrum
5 70 (22.58%) DSDM
6 68 (21.94%) RUP
7 49 (15.81%) ITIL
8 37 (11.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 32 (10.32%) Application Virtualisation
10 31 (10.00%) Asset Management
10 31 (10.00%) Wealth Management
11 27 (8.71%) Performance Tuning
12 26 (8.39%) Mentoring
13 19 (6.13%) Auto-Scaling
14 18 (5.81%) OWASP
15 13 (4.19%) Business Intelligence
16 12 (3.87%) Load Balancing
16 12 (3.87%) Mobile Device Management
17 11 (3.55%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 97 (31.29%) Bash Shell
2 91 (29.35%) SQL
3 86 (27.74%) Python
4 81 (26.13%) Ruby
5 72 (23.23%) Shell Script
6 33 (10.65%) PowerShell
7 21 (6.77%) Perl
8 13 (4.19%) Java
9 8 (2.58%) Korn
10 7 (2.26%) VBScript
11 5 (1.61%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.97%) C
13 2 (0.65%) VB
13 2 (0.65%) VBA
14 1 (0.32%) C++
14 1 (0.32%) PHP
Qualifications
1 52 (16.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (16.45%) MCSE
3 40 (12.90%) Citrix Certification
3 40 (12.90%) Degree
4 31 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (8.06%) CCNA
5 25 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (6.45%) CCEA
7 13 (4.19%) CCA
8 10 (3.23%) PhD
9 5 (1.61%) AWS Certification
9 5 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.97%) RHCE
11 3 (0.97%) Security Cleared
12 2 (0.65%) MCP
12 2 (0.65%) SC Cleared
12 2 (0.65%) VCP6
13 1 (0.32%) APMP
13 1 (0.32%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.16%) SLA
2 4 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.97%) QA
4 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) GCP
System Software
1 152 (49.03%) Active Directory
2 145 (46.77%) XenApp
3 128 (41.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 122 (39.35%) vSphere
5 119 (38.39%) Hyper-V
6 115 (37.10%) XenDesktop
7 73 (23.55%) Xen
8 45 (14.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 40 (12.90%) KVM
10 34 (10.97%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (5.16%) Terminal Services
12 13 (4.19%) NFS
12 13 (4.19%) Virtual Machines
13 12 (3.87%) VMware Workstation
14 10 (3.23%) iptables
15 9 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (1.94%) vCloud
17 4 (1.29%) DFS Replication
17 4 (1.29%) Docker
17 4 (1.29%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 86 (27.74%) Puppet
2 82 (26.45%) Opscode Chef
3 68 (21.94%) Cobbler
3 68 (21.94%) Tivoli
4 37 (11.94%) Ansible
5 25 (8.06%) Nagios
6 22 (7.10%) SCOM
7 21 (6.77%) SCCM
8 20 (6.45%) Terraform
9 17 (5.48%) Backup Exec
10 16 (5.16%) XenMobile
11 15 (4.84%) Oracle ZFS
12 14 (4.52%) HP SIM
13 12 (3.87%) WSUS
13 12 (3.87%) ZABBIX
14 11 (3.55%) SELinux
15 10 (3.23%) EdgeSight
15 10 (3.23%) Icinga
16 9 (2.90%) HP Data Protector
17 8 (2.58%) Salt
Vendors
1 199 (64.19%) Citrix
2 147 (47.42%) VMware
3 141 (45.48%) Microsoft
4 74 (23.87%) Oracle
5 69 (22.26%) EnterpriseDB
6 65 (20.97%) Cisco
7 53 (17.10%) HP
8 47 (15.16%) Red Hat
9 38 (12.26%) Dell
10 29 (9.35%) Veeam
11 25 (8.06%) EMC
12 19 (6.13%) McAfee
13 15 (4.84%) 3PAR
14 14 (4.52%) Google
15 13 (4.19%) F5
15 13 (4.19%) SAP
16 12 (3.87%) Avaya
17 11 (3.55%) Palo Alto
17 11 (3.55%) Symantec
18 10 (3.23%) Vyatta