Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Citrix XenServer
UK
6 months to
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 888 860 770
Rank change year-on-year -28 -90 -49
Permanent jobs citing XenServer 308 411 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 1.37% 1.67% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 281 373 452
UK median annual salary £57,500 £42,500 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.29% +0.59% -0.59%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £71,250 £71,125
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 22466 24608 25245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.77% 12.51% 11.66%
Number of salaries quoted 18922 20857 20894
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £71,250 £65,425
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.67% - +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 23 August 2017.

Salary histogram for XenServer in the UK

XenServer
Top 15 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 23 August 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 +2 305 £57,500 +35.29% 18
UK excluding London -6 169 £57,500 +35.29% 8
London +16 138 £57,500 +4.55% 10
North of England +2 94 £60,000 +41.18% 5
Yorkshire +28 59 £57,500 +35.29% 1
South East +34 34 £45,000 - 2
North West -38 34 £60,000 +41.18% 3
East of England +2 21 £42,500 +6.25% 1
South West -9 10 £45,250 -32.96%
Midlands +19 9 £30,000 -25.00%
West Midlands +18 6 £30,000 -25.00%
East Midlands +2 3 £60,000 +81.82%
Wales 0 1 £25,000 -37.50%
North East - 1 £27,500 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £23,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 189 (61.36%) Linux
2 174 (56.49%) Windows
3 151 (49.03%) Citrix
4 138 (44.81%) DevOps
5 128 (41.56%) SQL
6 125 (40.58%) Active Directory
7 120 (38.96%) VMware
7 120 (38.96%) vSphere
7 120 (38.96%) Bash Shell
8 110 (35.71%) Python
9 109 (35.39%) Puppet
10 105 (34.09%) Ruby
11 104 (33.77%) Unix
11 104 (33.77%) Opscode Chef
12 100 (32.47%) XenApp
13 99 (32.14%) Hyper-V
13 99 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
14 98 (31.82%) Oracle
14 98 (31.82%) Xen
14 98 (31.82%) Windows Server
15 97 (31.49%) Continuous Integration
15 97 (31.49%) SAN
16 96 (31.17%) Shell Script
16 96 (31.17%) Microsoft
17 95 (30.84%) VMware Infrastructure
18 94 (30.52%) OpenStack
18 94 (30.52%) CloudStack
19 93 (30.19%) DSDM
19 93 (30.19%) Scrum
20 92 (29.87%) EnterpriseDB

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 94 (30.52%) CloudStack
1 94 (30.52%) OpenStack
2 72 (23.38%) MS Exchange
3 43 (13.96%) Apache
4 41 (13.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 34 (11.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 34 (11.04%) Tomcat
6 23 (7.47%) SharePoint
6 23 (7.47%) WebLogic
7 22 (7.14%) JBoss
7 22 (7.14%) WebSphere
8 13 (4.22%) SharePoint 2013
9 10 (3.25%) Skype for Business
10 8 (2.60%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.95%) IIS
12 5 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 15 (4.87%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 67 (21.75%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (7.79%) Office 365
4 6 (1.95%) Joyent
5 5 (1.62%) G Suite
6 2 (0.65%) GitHub
6 2 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.65%) IaaS
6 2 (0.65%) SaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Service Cloud
7 1 (0.32%) Responsys
7 1 (0.32%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.32%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 97 (31.49%) SAN
2 87 (28.25%) Firewall
3 76 (24.68%) DNS
4 57 (18.51%) LAN
5 54 (17.53%) VPN
6 53 (17.21%) TCP/IP
7 46 (14.94%) DHCP
7 46 (14.94%) iSCSI
8 45 (14.61%) WAN
9 38 (12.34%) VLAN
10 34 (11.04%) NetScaler
11 31 (10.06%) LDAP
12 29 (9.42%) SNMP
13 24 (7.79%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (6.17%) Remote Desktop
15 18 (5.84%) MRTG
16 16 (5.19%) NAS
17 14 (4.55%) Cisco PIX
17 14 (4.55%) MPLS
18 12 (3.90%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (14.61%) MySQL
2 43 (13.96%) SQL Server
3 23 (7.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (7.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (6.17%) MariaDB
5 15 (4.87%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (2.27%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.62%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 33 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 30 (9.74%) TeamCity
3 24 (7.79%) Git (software)
3 24 (7.79%) Subversion
4 4 (1.30%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.65%) GitLab
6 2 (0.65%) JIRA
7 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.32%) git-flow
General
1 43 (13.96%) Finance
2 20 (6.49%) Telecoms
3 19 (6.17%) Banking
4 16 (5.19%) Marketing
5 14 (4.55%) Back Office
6 13 (4.22%) Electronics
6 13 (4.22%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.92%) Law
8 5 (1.62%) Retail
9 4 (1.30%) Legal
10 2 (0.65%) Advertising
11 1 (0.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 100 (32.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 70 (22.73%) Platform Engineer
3 48 (15.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 45 (14.61%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 42 (13.64%) Administrator
6 36 (11.69%) Linux Administrator
7 33 (10.71%) Citrix Engineer
7 33 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
8 29 (9.42%) Support Engineer
9 28 (9.09%) DevOps Administrator
9 28 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Administrator
9 28 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 24 (7.79%) Analyst
11 23 (7.47%) Support Analyst
12 18 (5.84%) Linux Engineer
13 16 (5.19%) Citrix Support
13 16 (5.19%) Linux Support
14 15 (4.87%) Senior Linux Administrator
14 15 (4.87%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
14 15 (4.87%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.44%) .NET
2 23 (7.47%) LAMP
3 4 (1.30%) Django
4 1 (0.32%) Celery
4 1 (0.32%) Flask
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.82%) Clustering
2 17 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (5.52%) Data Centre
3 10 (3.25%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.92%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.92%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (2.60%) Fat Client
5 8 (2.60%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.95%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.62%) Replication
8 4 (1.30%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.97%) Cyber Attack
9 3 (0.97%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.32%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.32%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.32%) Fintech
10 1 (0.32%) iPad
10 1 (0.32%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.32%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 189 (61.36%) Linux
2 174 (56.49%) Windows
3 104 (33.77%) Unix
4 98 (31.82%) Windows Server
5 79 (25.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 75 (24.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (15.26%) CentOS
8 44 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (6.82%) Windows 7
11 15 (4.87%) Windows 10
12 10 (3.25%) Mac OS X
12 10 (3.25%) Solaris
12 10 (3.25%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.30%) SmartOS
13 4 (1.30%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.97%) AIX
14 3 (0.97%) Debian
15 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (44.81%) DevOps
2 99 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 97 (31.49%) Continuous Integration
4 93 (30.19%) DSDM
4 93 (30.19%) Scrum
5 88 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 84 (27.27%) RUP
7 57 (18.51%) ITIL
8 39 (12.66%) Performance Tuning
9 34 (11.04%) Disaster Recovery
10 32 (10.39%) Mentoring
11 21 (6.82%) Auto-Scaling
11 21 (6.82%) OWASP
12 19 (6.17%) Load Balancing
13 15 (4.87%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (4.22%) Change Management
14 13 (4.22%) Digital Marketing
14 13 (4.22%) Programme Management
15 12 (3.90%) Presales
15 12 (3.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (41.56%) SQL
2 120 (38.96%) Bash Shell
3 110 (35.71%) Python
4 105 (34.09%) Ruby
5 96 (31.17%) Shell Script
6 26 (8.44%) Perl
7 24 (7.79%) PowerShell
8 21 (6.82%) Java
9 8 (2.60%) Korn
10 5 (1.62%) VBA
11 4 (1.30%) C
12 3 (0.97%) VB
12 3 (0.97%) VBScript
13 2 (0.65%) C++
14 1 (0.32%) F#
14 1 (0.32%) Haskell
14 1 (0.32%) ML
14 1 (0.32%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 22 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (6.17%) CCNA
2 19 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (5.84%) MCSE
4 12 (3.90%) AWS Certification
5 11 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (3.25%) Citrix Certification
7 9 (2.92%) RHCE
8 7 (2.27%) CCA
9 6 (1.95%) Degree
9 6 (1.95%) MCP
9 6 (1.95%) VCP5
10 5 (1.62%) PhD
11 4 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.97%) MCSA
12 3 (0.97%) Security Cleared
13 2 (0.65%) APMP
13 2 (0.65%) DBS Check
14 1 (0.32%) CCAA
14 1 (0.32%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.25%) SLA
2 3 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.97%) QA
3 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.32%) GCP
System Software
1 125 (40.58%) Active Directory
2 120 (38.96%) vSphere
3 100 (32.47%) XenApp
4 99 (32.14%) Hyper-V
5 98 (31.82%) Xen
6 95 (30.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 70 (22.73%) XenDesktop
8 46 (14.94%) KVM
9 29 (9.42%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (6.49%) Terminal Services
11 18 (5.84%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (4.87%) NFS
13 14 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
14 13 (4.22%) iptables
15 11 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
16 10 (3.25%) vCloud
17 5 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
18 4 (1.30%) Docker
18 4 (1.30%) Firmware
18 4 (1.30%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 109 (35.39%) Puppet
2 104 (33.77%) Opscode Chef
3 84 (27.27%) Cobbler
3 84 (27.27%) Tivoli
4 46 (14.94%) Ansible
5 29 (9.42%) Nagios
6 24 (7.79%) SCOM
7 23 (7.47%) Terraform
8 19 (6.17%) Oracle ZFS
8 19 (6.17%) SCCM
8 19 (6.17%) SELinux
9 18 (5.84%) Icinga
9 18 (5.84%) WSUS
10 14 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
10 14 (4.55%) ZABBIX
11 10 (3.25%) Backup Exec
11 10 (3.25%) PowerCLI
12 9 (2.92%) WMI
13 8 (2.60%) Salt
13 8 (2.60%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 151 (49.03%) Citrix
2 120 (38.96%) VMware
3 98 (31.82%) Oracle
4 96 (31.17%) Microsoft
5 92 (29.87%) EnterpriseDB
6 70 (22.73%) Red Hat
7 64 (20.78%) Cisco
8 43 (13.96%) HP
9 22 (7.14%) Dell
10 16 (5.19%) NetApp
11 15 (4.87%) McAfee
12 14 (4.55%) Dell Compellent
12 14 (4.55%) EMC
12 14 (4.55%) F5
12 14 (4.55%) Veeam
13 13 (4.22%) SAP
14 12 (3.90%) Vyatta
15 8 (2.60%) EqualLogic
16 7 (2.27%) Avaya
16 7 (2.27%) Isilon