Period
to 21 August 2018

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

Citrix XenServer
UK
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 927 895 873
Rank change year-on-year -32 -22 -71
Permanent jobs citing XenServer 232 307 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 0.94% 1.37% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 197 280 379
UK median annual salary £50,000 £57,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +35.29% +1.19%
10th Percentile £28,700 £31,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £69,250 £71,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £57,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year -17.39% +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 24,745 22,434 24,633
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.64% 12.73% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 20,026 18,894 20,882
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £71,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -

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 August 2018.

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 August 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 -45 225 £50,000 -13.04% 14
UK excluding London -25 135 £47,500 -17.39% 8
London -19 93 £57,500 - 6
North of England -7 50 £50,000 -16.67% 3
Yorkshire +9 33 £50,000 -13.04% 1
South East -1 31 £50,000 +11.11% 3
East of England +30 27 £42,500 - 1
North West +1 15 £50,000 -16.67% 2
Midlands +11 13 £37,000 +23.33% 1
South West +5 10 £44,750 +35.61%
West Midlands +32 8 £33,500 +11.67% 1
Scotland - 6 - -
East Midlands +2 5 £60,000 -
North East -16 2 £23,750 -13.64%

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT jobs citing XenServer 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 XenServer.

1 166 (71.55%) Windows
2 158 (68.10%) VMware
3 153 (65.95%) Citrix
4 142 (61.21%) Microsoft
5 123 (53.02%) Active Directory
5 123 (53.02%) VMware Infrastructure
6 111 (47.84%) Windows Server
7 107 (46.12%) XenApp
8 93 (40.09%) XenDesktop
9 92 (39.66%) Hyper-V
10 79 (34.05%) Microsoft Azure
10 79 (34.05%) DNS
11 74 (31.90%) DHCP
12 70 (30.17%) Linux
13 69 (29.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 69 (29.74%) Windows Server 2012
14 62 (26.72%) ITIL
14 62 (26.72%) Firewall
15 60 (25.86%) MS Exchange
16 59 (25.43%) Amazon AWS
17 54 (23.28%) PowerShell
17 54 (23.28%) DevOps
18 53 (22.84%) NetScaler
19 51 (21.98%) vSphere
20 50 (21.55%) Office 365
21 49 (21.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 48 (20.69%) SQL
22 48 (20.69%) SQL Server
23 46 (19.83%) HP
24 45 (19.40%) Cisco

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 60 (25.86%) MS Exchange
2 30 (12.93%) CloudStack
2 30 (12.93%) OpenStack
3 25 (10.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (6.03%) Apache
4 14 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (4.74%) IIS
6 10 (4.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (4.31%) nginx
7 9 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (3.88%) SharePoint
8 6 (2.59%) Confluence
9 5 (2.16%) JBoss
9 5 (2.16%) Skype for Business
9 5 (2.16%) WebLogic
9 5 (2.16%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.86%) CMS
10 2 (0.86%) Commerce Server
10 2 (0.86%) Site Server
Applications
1 23 (9.91%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.43%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.43%) Revit
2 1 (0.43%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 79 (34.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (25.43%) Amazon AWS
3 50 (21.55%) Office 365
4 12 (5.17%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (5.17%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 8 (3.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 8 (3.45%) Amazon ELB
5 8 (3.45%) Amazon S3
5 8 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
5 8 (3.45%) CloudFront
5 8 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (3.45%) Route 53
5 8 (3.45%) Serverless
5 8 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (2.59%) G Suite
6 6 (2.59%) GitHub
7 4 (1.72%) SaaS
8 2 (0.86%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.86%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 79 (34.05%) DNS
2 74 (31.90%) DHCP
3 62 (26.72%) Firewall
4 53 (22.84%) NetScaler
5 42 (18.10%) WAN
6 36 (15.52%) SAN
7 34 (14.66%) LAN
8 28 (12.07%) TCP/IP
9 21 (9.05%) Cisco ASA
10 20 (8.62%) VPN
11 19 (8.19%) Network Security
12 16 (6.90%) Wireless
13 15 (6.47%) Remote Desktop
14 13 (5.60%) BGP
15 11 (4.74%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (4.74%) Cisco Nexus
15 11 (4.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 11 (4.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 11 (4.74%) NAS
15 11 (4.74%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.17%) MySQL
3 10 (4.31%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (3.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (3.45%) Amazon Aurora
6 4 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.72%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.86%) Power BI
8 1 (0.43%) Big Data
8 1 (0.43%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.43%) Redis
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (7.33%) Jenkins
2 16 (6.90%) Bitbucket
2 16 (6.90%) JIRA
3 13 (5.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 12 (5.17%) Git (software)
5 10 (4.31%) Octopus Deploy
6 8 (3.45%) Subversion
7 5 (2.16%) GitLab
7 5 (2.16%) MSI
8 4 (1.72%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.86%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.86%) GoCD
10 1 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (17.67%) Finance
2 11 (4.74%) Retail
3 10 (4.31%) Back Office
4 8 (3.45%) Games
5 4 (1.72%) Legal
6 3 (1.29%) Automotive
6 3 (1.29%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.86%) Advertising
7 2 (0.86%) Banking
7 2 (0.86%) German Language
7 2 (0.86%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.43%) Marketing
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
8 1 (0.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (21.12%) Citrix Engineer
2 45 (19.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (12.93%) DevOps Engineer
4 28 (12.07%) Support Engineer
5 24 (10.34%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (10.34%) Windows Engineer
6 21 (9.05%) Platform Engineer
7 20 (8.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 18 (7.76%) Consultant
9 17 (7.33%) Citrix Support
10 15 (6.47%) Citrix Consultant
10 15 (6.47%) VMware Consultant
11 14 (6.03%) Analyst
11 14 (6.03%) Infrastructure Support
11 14 (6.03%) Linux Engineer
12 13 (5.60%) Cloud Consultant
12 13 (5.60%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
12 13 (5.60%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 13 (5.60%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
13 12 (5.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.17%) .NET
1 12 (5.17%) LAMP
2 11 (4.74%) Web Services
3 10 (4.31%) WSH
4 9 (3.88%) X-Windows
5 5 (2.16%) Software Packaging
6 3 (1.29%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.86%) LDAP
7 2 (0.86%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.43%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.43%) COM
8 1 (0.43%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.60%) Public Cloud
2 12 (5.17%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.88%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.45%) EMC VMAX
4 8 (3.45%) NHS
5 7 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.59%) Data Protection Act
6 6 (2.59%) Hedge funds
7 5 (2.16%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.16%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.72%) Clustering
8 4 (1.72%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.72%) Fintech
9 3 (1.29%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (0.86%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.86%) User Experience
10 2 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 166 (71.55%) Windows
2 111 (47.84%) Windows Server
3 70 (30.17%) Linux
4 69 (29.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 69 (29.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (18.10%) Windows 10
6 40 (17.24%) Windows 7
7 29 (12.50%) Unix
8 15 (6.47%) CentOS
9 14 (6.03%) Solaris
9 14 (6.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 11 (4.74%) Windows XP
12 10 (4.31%) Windows 8
13 6 (2.59%) Debian
13 6 (2.59%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.72%) AIX
14 4 (1.72%) HPUX
15 3 (1.29%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.86%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (26.72%) ITIL
2 54 (23.28%) DevOps
3 49 (21.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 41 (17.67%) Configuration Management
4 41 (17.67%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (13.36%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (12.07%) Deployment Automation
7 24 (10.34%) DSDM
7 24 (10.34%) RUP
7 24 (10.34%) Scrum
8 20 (8.62%) Patch Management
9 16 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (6.47%) Incident Management
11 14 (6.03%) Kalman Filter
12 13 (5.60%) Presales
12 13 (5.60%) Virtual Environments
13 12 (5.17%) Customer Requirements
13 12 (5.17%) Mentoring
14 11 (4.74%) Network Monitoring
15 10 (4.31%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (23.28%) PowerShell
2 48 (20.69%) SQL
3 43 (18.53%) Python
4 35 (15.09%) Bash Shell
5 31 (13.36%) Ruby
6 26 (11.21%) Shell Script
7 12 (5.17%) VB
8 11 (4.74%) Perl
9 6 (2.59%) PHP
10 3 (1.29%) C#
10 3 (1.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 41 (17.67%) Citrix Certification
2 32 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (11.21%) MCSE
4 21 (9.05%) CCA
5 17 (7.33%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (7.33%) Degree
5 17 (7.33%) MCITP
6 11 (4.74%) CCNP
6 11 (4.74%) CCSE
6 11 (4.74%) CISSP
6 11 (4.74%) CLAS
6 11 (4.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 9 (3.88%) MCSA
8 8 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (2.59%) CCNA
10 5 (2.16%) MCP
11 4 (1.72%) CCSA
12 3 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.29%) SC Cleared
12 3 (1.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.33%) SLA
2 4 (1.72%) GCP
3 3 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.86%) QA
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 123 (53.02%) Active Directory
1 123 (53.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 107 (46.12%) XenApp
3 93 (40.09%) XenDesktop
4 92 (39.66%) Hyper-V
5 51 (21.98%) vSphere
6 34 (14.66%) Xen
7 30 (12.93%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (12.07%) Microsoft App-V
9 21 (9.05%) Terminal Services
10 16 (6.90%) Docker
11 10 (4.31%) MetaFrame
12 7 (3.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (2.16%) BitLocker
14 4 (1.72%) KVM
14 4 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (1.72%) VirtualBox
15 3 (1.29%) DFS Replication
15 3 (1.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 44 (18.97%) Puppet
2 43 (18.53%) Opscode Chef
3 41 (17.67%) SCCM
4 33 (14.22%) Ansible
5 23 (9.91%) Backup Exec
6 22 (9.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 18 (7.76%) Cobbler
8 14 (6.03%) Tivoli
9 13 (5.60%) SCOM
10 11 (4.74%) WSUS
11 8 (3.45%) Capistrano
11 8 (3.45%) HP Data Protector
11 8 (3.45%) SELinux
12 7 (3.02%) EdgeSight
13 6 (2.59%) Kubernetes
13 6 (2.59%) vCenter Server
13 6 (2.59%) XenMobile
14 5 (2.16%) HP SIM
14 5 (2.16%) Terraform
15 3 (1.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 158 (68.10%) VMware
2 153 (65.95%) Citrix
3 142 (61.21%) Microsoft
4 46 (19.83%) HP
5 45 (19.40%) Cisco
6 41 (17.67%) Oracle
7 30 (12.93%) Ivanti
8 27 (11.64%) Dell
9 25 (10.78%) NetApp
10 22 (9.48%) Symantec
11 20 (8.62%) Google
12 19 (8.19%) Juniper
13 18 (7.76%) EMC
14 16 (6.90%) CheckPoint
15 15 (6.47%) SolarWinds
16 14 (6.03%) EnterpriseDB
16 14 (6.03%) Meraki
17 11 (4.74%) F5
17 11 (4.74%) Imperva
17 11 (4.74%) Infoblox