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Citrix Engineer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Citrix Engineer implements Citrix products including server application and desktop virtualization, networking, software as a service, and cloud computing technologies. Provides technical support, troubleshoots problem and tests to ensure efficient operation of Citrix technology solutions

Job Outlook

There were 110 Citrix Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 903 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Network Engineer / Architect industry, which includes the Citrix Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Citrix Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $104,960.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $107,047.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Citrix Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $96,600.

Education and Experience

Posted Citrix Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree4.76%
Bachelor's Degree50.83%
Master's Degree5.65%
Doctoral Degree0.44%
Other4.43%

Posted Citrix Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years4.54%
3 to 5 years53.9%
6 to 8 years28.86%
9+ years12.7%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Citrix Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving) (54.93%)
  • Management (37.98%)
  • Communication (29.24%)
  • Problem Solving (26.02%)
  • Operations (20.82%)
  • Customer Service (17.72%)
  • Planning (11.63%)
  • Self-Motivation (11.52%)
  • Teamwork (10.74%)
  • Writing (10.08%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Virtual Desktops (27.68%)
  • Systems Engineering (23.1%)
  • Windows Servers (31.53%)
  • Operating Systems (31.05%)
  • Microsoft Azure (38.75%)
  • Amazon Web Services (20.22%)
  • Windows PowerShell (32.13%)
  • Virtualization (40.55%)
  • Netscaler (55.35%)
  • Scripting (29.36%)
  • Xendesktop (37.06%)
  • Citrix XenApp (43.56%)
  • Citrix Systems (12.88%)
  • Citrix Workspace (9.99%)
  • AppSense (3.85%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Root Cause Analysis (17.93%)
  • VMware ESX Servers (10.59%)
  • VMware Virtualization (8.18%)
  • Application Deployment (4.33%)
  • Cloud Technologies (6.62%)
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) (9.27%)
  • Microsoft Office 365 (2.05%)
  • Hyper-V (11.31%)
  • Agile Methodology (5.9%)
  • Enterprise Application Software (6.62%)
  • Computer Science (22.74%)
  • Group Policy (24.91%)
  • System Administration (8.06%)
  • Wide Area Networks (8.3%)
  • Cloud Services (6.5%)
  • Desktop Virtualization (18.29%)
  • Linux (4.33%)
  • Load Balancing (12.27%)
  • Microsoft Intune (Mobile Device Management Software) (3.73%)
  • Active Directory (41.03%)
  • Storage Area Network (SAN) (8.42%)
  • ServiceNow (4.33%)
  • Business Process Automation (5.17%)
  • Public Cloud (6.62%)
  • TCP/IP (11.19%)
  • Disaster Recovery (8.54%)
  • SQL (Programming Language) (5.05%)
  • Network Switches (6.86%)
  • Business Requirements (9.27%)
  • Automation (22.02%)
  • Firewall (8.42%)
  • Project Management (8.54%)
  • Change Management (10.47%)
  • Virtual Environment (8.3%)
  • Configuration Management (7.1%)
  • Remote Access Systems (3.73%)
  • IT Capacity Management (14.08%)
  • Process Improvement (7.7%)
  • Xen Servers (4.93%)
  • IT Infrastructure (5.29%)
  • Information Systems (7.34%)
  • Technical Support (5.66%)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (3.85%)
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (4.81%)
  • Identity And Access Management (2.65%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Global Server Load Balancing (4.69%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Citrix XenApp (100%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Citrix Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Citrix Systems Engineer
  • Citrix Administrator
  • VDI Engineer
  • Professional Services Consultant
  • Citrix Consultant
  • Infrastructure Operations Manager
  • Appointment Setter
  • Platform Engineer
  • Infrastructure Engineer

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Citrix Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • KPMG (45)
  • Old Dominion Freight Line (44)
  • Logicalis (42)
  • Ansys (34)
  • Next Step Systems (28)
  • Insight Global (19)
  • Randstad (13)
  • ASGN (13)
  • Camping World (12)
  • Modis (11)

North Carolina

  • Next Step Systems (28)
  • Randstad (6)
  • Novo Nordisk (3)
  • IT Trailblazers (3)
  • The Evolvers Group (3)
  • HCL Technologies (2)
  • Crescens (2)
  • Diverse Lynx (2)
  • Ansys (2)
  • Georgia It (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!