What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
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
There were 30 Citrix Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1228 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 2012:
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.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $95,185.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $95,723.
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 $83,496.
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.
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 Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||6%|
|3 to 5 years||58%|
|6 to 8 years||26%|
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.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Troubleshooting (50%)
- Communication Skills (41%)
- Problem Solving (23%)
- Planning (21%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (20%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Citrix (100%)
- Citrix XenApp (46%)
- VMware (40%)
- System Administration (36%)
- Citrix XenDesktop (33%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) (15%)
- Disaster Recovery Planning (14%)
- Systems Engineering (13%)
- Information Systems (12%)
- Transmission Control Protocol / Internet Protocol (TCP / IP) (10%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Cisco (7%)
- VMware Server (6%)
- AppSense (6%)
- VMware ESXi (6%)
- Performance tuning (6%)
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 along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.
- VMware Horizon View (1%) – marginal value $1,688
- Application Packaging (1%) – marginal value $1,625
- Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) (2%) – marginal value $1,557
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Citrix Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Citrix Administrative
- Citrix Administrator
- Senior Citrix Engineer
- Citrix Systems Administrator
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.
- VMware Engineer / Administrator
- Windows Administrator
- Unix Administrator / Engineer
- Server Administrator
- Systems Administrator
- Cisco Engineer
- Network Administrator
- Storage Engineer
Here are the employers that have posted the most Citrix Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Ctg (157)
- General Dynamics (41)
- Cynet Systems (23)
- Citrix (20)
- Providence (19)
- Citrix (5)
- UnitedHealth Group (2)
- Oloop Technology Solutions (2)
- Cynet Systems (2)
- Maximus (1)
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!