Period
to 8 December 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in permanent job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Fat Client over the 6 months to 8 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Fat Client
UK > England
6 months to
8 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 934 661 910
Rank change year-on-year -273 +249 -61
Permanent jobs citing Fat Client 72 45 141
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.065% 0.088% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.25% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 54 42 108
10th Percentile £24,000 £30,750 £26,716
25th Percentile £25,875 £31,250 £29,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -10.63% - -20.00%
75th Percentile £50,938 £53,750 £50,000
90th Percentile £65,500 £67,625 £58,825
UK median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - -15.79%

Fat Client is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 45,346 18,062 43,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 40.68% 35.17% 35.57%
Number of salaries quoted 28,444 15,156 34,114
10th Percentile £32,500 £33,749 £30,500
25th Percentile £44,000 £42,500 £38,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £102,350 £97,500 £93,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

Fat Client
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Fat Client as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Fat Client in England

Fat Client
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Fat Client in England.

Salary trend for Fat Client in England

Fat Client
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Fat Client in England over the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Fat Client in England

Fat Client
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client within the England region over the 6 months to 8 December 2021. 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
London -222 23 £40,000 -23.81% 2
Midlands -87 16 £31,250 -3.85% 1
South West -46 14 £62,500 +22.55% 7
East Midlands -53 14 £27,500 -15.38% 1
North of England -116 14 £42,250 +28.03% 1
Yorkshire - 9 £47,500 - 1
North West -107 5 £27,500 -12.70%
South East -149 4 £24,000 -41.46% 3
East of England - 3 £26,500 - 1
West Midlands -94 2 £43,750 +4.92%
Fat Client
UK

For the 6 months to 8 December 2021, IT jobs citing Fat Client 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 England region with a requirement for Fat Client.

1 72 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 48 (66.67%) Windows
3 45 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 42 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 33 (45.83%) Microsoft 365
6 30 (41.67%) ITIL
7 27 (37.50%) Windows Server
8 26 (36.11%) VMware
9 24 (33.33%) SCCM
10 21 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (29.17%) Citrix
11 19 (26.39%) Windows 10
11 19 (26.39%) Social Skills
12 18 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 18 (25.00%) LAN
13 17 (23.61%) PowerShell
14 16 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (20.83%) Cisco
15 15 (20.83%) WAN
15 15 (20.83%) Azure
15 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (19.44%) Hyper-V
16 14 (19.44%) Firewall
17 13 (18.06%) DHCP
17 13 (18.06%) SharePoint
17 13 (18.06%) DNS
17 13 (18.06%) Linux
18 12 (16.67%) WLAN
18 12 (16.67%) Handset
19 11 (15.28%) VPN

Fat Client
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 13 (18.06%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.17%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.78%) IIS
3 2 (2.78%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 33 (45.83%) Microsoft 365
2 15 (20.83%) Azure
3 7 (9.72%) Slack
4 6 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (5.56%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.78%) IaaS
6 2 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.00%) LAN
2 15 (20.83%) WAN
3 14 (19.44%) Firewall
4 13 (18.06%) DHCP
4 13 (18.06%) DNS
5 12 (16.67%) WLAN
6 11 (15.28%) VPN
7 10 (13.89%) Wireless
8 9 (12.50%) SAN
9 7 (9.72%) VoIP
10 6 (8.33%) NAS
11 5 (6.94%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (6.94%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (4.17%) IPsec
12 3 (4.17%) Softphone
12 3 (4.17%) SSL
13 2 (2.78%) ADSL
13 2 (2.78%) FTP
13 2 (2.78%) MPLS
13 2 (2.78%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) WinDbg
2 2 (2.78%) MSI
General
1 19 (26.39%) Social Skills
2 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.50%) Finance
3 7 (9.72%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.94%) Inclusion and Diversity
4 5 (6.94%) Law
5 4 (5.56%) Automotive
5 4 (5.56%) Documentation Skills
5 4 (5.56%) Publishing
5 4 (5.56%) Retail
6 3 (4.17%) Advertising
6 3 (4.17%) Legal
6 3 (4.17%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (4.17%) Public Sector
7 2 (2.78%) Aerospace
7 2 (2.78%) Back Office
8 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (27.78%) Analyst
1 20 (27.78%) Support Engineer
2 18 (25.00%) IT Support
2 18 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 16 (22.22%) Desktop Support
4 14 (19.44%) IT Analyst
4 14 (19.44%) IT Support Analyst
5 10 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
7 8 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 7 (9.72%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (9.72%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (9.72%) Senior Support Engineer
9 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
9 6 (8.33%) IT Engineer
9 6 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
10 5 (6.94%) Administrator
10 5 (6.94%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (5.56%) Architect
11 4 (5.56%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 72 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 12 (16.67%) Handset
3 9 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.56%) FMCG
4 4 (5.56%) PMI
5 3 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (4.17%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.78%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 48 (66.67%) Windows
2 27 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 19 (26.39%) Windows 10
4 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (18.06%) Linux
6 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (12.50%) Android
7 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (11.11%) Windows 7
8 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (4.17%) Mac OS
9 3 (4.17%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.39%) Unix
11 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (41.67%) ITIL
2 16 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (15.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (13.89%) Problem Management
5 9 (12.50%) Change Management
6 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (9.72%) High Availability
6 7 (9.72%) Logistics
6 7 (9.72%) PRINCE
6 7 (9.72%) Project Management
7 6 (8.33%) Application Packaging
7 6 (8.33%) Computer Science
7 6 (8.33%) ITSM
7 6 (8.33%) Load Balancing
8 5 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (6.94%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (6.94%) Service Management
9 4 (5.56%) ERP
9 4 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.61%) PowerShell
2 11 (15.28%) VBScript
3 4 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 4 (5.56%) Python
4 2 (2.78%) VB
5 1 (1.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (13.89%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.33%) Degree
5 5 (6.94%) MCP
5 5 (6.94%) MCSE
6 4 (5.56%) DV Cleared
6 4 (5.56%) PMI Certification
7 3 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (4.17%) MCSA
8 2 (2.78%) A+ Certification
8 2 (2.78%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.78%) EMC Certification
8 2 (2.78%) TOGAF Certification
9 1 (1.39%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) SLA
2 3 (4.17%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 45 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 21 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (19.44%) Hyper-V
4 10 (13.89%) XenApp
5 8 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (5.56%) Firmware
7 2 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.78%) vSphere
8 1 (1.39%) MetaFrame
8 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 24 (33.33%) SCCM
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (9.72%) Perfmon
4 4 (5.56%) Ansible
4 4 (5.56%) Puppet
4 4 (5.56%) SCOM
4 4 (5.56%) vRealize
5 2 (2.78%) MOM
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 42 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 26 (36.11%) VMware
3 21 (29.17%) Citrix
4 15 (20.83%) Cisco
5 11 (15.28%) Dell
6 9 (12.50%) Apple
6 9 (12.50%) Bloomberg
6 9 (12.50%) Reuters
7 6 (8.33%) F5
7 6 (8.33%) HP
7 6 (8.33%) Wyse
8 5 (6.94%) WatchGuard
9 4 (5.56%) Ivanti
10 3 (4.17%) Veeam
11 2 (2.78%) Altiris
11 2 (2.78%) Avaya
11 2 (2.78%) EMC
11 2 (2.78%) Meraki
12 1 (1.39%) NetApp
12 1 (1.39%) Oracle