Period
to 28 November 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Virtual Desktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Desktop over the 6 months to 28 November 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
Central London > City of London
6 months to
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 239 189 313
Rank change year-on-year -50 +124 +22
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 21 16 15
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.35% 0.40% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.92% 2.09% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 20 14 13
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £61,250 £64,250 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.67% -1.15% +44.44%
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £61,250 £65,000
% change year-on-year -2.04% -5.77% +36.84%

Virtual Desktop is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,093 767 1,841
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.97% 19.25% 18.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,024 680 1,685
10th Percentile £37,150 £36,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £54,875 £51,250 £41,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £74,000 £67,500 £65,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.63% +3.85% +8.33%
75th Percentile £95,000 £82,500 £83,500
90th Percentile £110,000 £92,500 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% +8.33%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Virtual Desktop as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in the City of London

Virtual Desktop
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the City of London.

Salary trend for Virtual Desktop in the City of London

Virtual Desktop
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the City of London over the 6 months to 28 November 2021.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 November 2021, IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 13 (61.90%) Microsoft 365
3 12 (57.14%) Azure
4 11 (52.38%) SCCM
5 10 (47.62%) PowerShell
5 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
6 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (33.33%) IaaS
7 7 (33.33%) SaaS
8 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
8 6 (28.57%) VPN
8 6 (28.57%) Firewall
8 6 (28.57%) Migration
9 5 (23.81%) Service Management
9 5 (23.81%) Linux
9 5 (23.81%) Power BI
9 5 (23.81%) Power Platform
10 4 (19.05%) Public Sector
10 4 (19.05%) CASB
10 4 (19.05%) Social Skills
10 4 (19.05%) Terraform
10 4 (19.05%) BYOD
10 4 (19.05%) Unified Communications
10 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
10 4 (19.05%) Application Packaging
10 4 (19.05%) Network Security
10 4 (19.05%) Software Packaging
10 4 (19.05%) PBX
10 4 (19.05%) Wi-Fi

Virtual Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (9.52%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft 365
2 12 (57.14%) Azure
3 7 (33.33%) IaaS
3 7 (33.33%) SaaS
4 5 (23.81%) Power Platform
5 3 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (14.29%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (14.29%) Azure Synapse Analytics
5 3 (14.29%) PaaS
5 3 (14.29%) Serverless
6 2 (9.52%) Mimecast
7 1 (4.76%) AWS
7 1 (4.76%) GCP
7 1 (4.76%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Firewall
1 6 (28.57%) VPN
2 4 (19.05%) Network Security
2 4 (19.05%) PBX
2 4 (19.05%) Unified Communications
2 4 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) FTP
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) Power BI
2 3 (14.29%) Data Lake
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (19.05%) Public Sector
1 4 (19.05%) Social Skills
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Law
4 1 (4.76%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Collaboration Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Desktop Support
1 4 (19.05%) IT Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Azure Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Azure Consultant
2 3 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Consultant
2 3 (14.29%) Lead Architect
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) IT Support
3 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Software Packaging
2 3 (14.29%) ARM Templates
3 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) BYOD
1 4 (19.05%) Smartphone
2 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.76%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 5 (23.81%) Linux
4 3 (14.29%) Unix
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.76%) Android
6 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Migration
2 5 (23.81%) Service Management
3 4 (19.05%) Application Packaging
3 4 (19.05%) Data Protection
4 3 (14.29%) Analytics
4 3 (14.29%) Artificial Intelligence
4 3 (14.29%) Cost Optimisation
4 3 (14.29%) Decision-Making
4 3 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (14.29%) DevOps
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL
4 3 (14.29%) Microservices
4 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (14.29%) Project Delivery
4 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 3 (14.29%) Workflow
5 2 (9.52%) ITSM
5 2 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
4 1 (4.76%) XenApp
4 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (52.38%) SCCM
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (19.05%) CASB
3 4 (19.05%) Terraform
4 3 (14.29%) Kubernetes
5 1 (4.76%) HAProxy
5 1 (4.76%) PaperCut
5 1 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Mitel
3 3 (14.29%) Citrix
3 3 (14.29%) ServiceNow
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Bloomberg
4 1 (4.76%) Charles River
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Dell
4 1 (4.76%) Google
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Ivanti
4 1 (4.76%) JD Edwards
4 1 (4.76%) Polycom
4 1 (4.76%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL
4 1 (4.76%) Sophos
4 1 (4.76%) Zscaler