Period
to 16 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Remote Desktop skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Remote Desktop over the 6 months to 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Remote Desktop
UK > England
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 613 672 715
Rank change year-on-year +59 +43 +29
Permanent jobs citing Remote Desktop 206 292 389
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.28% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.10% 1.86% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 180 268 317
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,633 £22,750
25th Percentile £28,500 £24,250 £27,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,500 £31,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -
75th Percentile £47,500 £43,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,750 £65,000
UK median annual salary £39,250 £31,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +24.60% -10.00% -

Remote Desktop is in the Communications and Computer Networking 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 communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 9,812 15,685 21,429
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 13.13% 15.19% 15.56%
Number of salaries quoted 7,523 12,638 16,720
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £34,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +1.06%
75th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Remote Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Remote Desktop as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Remote Desktop in England

Remote Desktop
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Remote Desktop in England.

Salary trend for Remote Desktop in England

Remote Desktop
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Remote Desktop in England over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Remote Desktop in England

Remote Desktop
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Remote Desktop within the England region over the 6 months to 16 April 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
North of England +33 52 £35,500 +27.93% 13
London +70 45 £45,000 +3.45% 5
Midlands +78 43 £32,500 -16.13% 10
South East +38 30 £40,000 +45.45% 3
West Midlands +34 29 £36,000 -4.00% 9
Yorkshire +20 26 £29,000 +34.88% 3
South West -9 24 £33,500 +26.42% 9
North West +22 17 £42,500 +34.92% 8
East Midlands +29 14 £28,500 -41.54% 1
North East +7 9 £45,000 +87.50% 2
East of England +27 4 £48,750 +87.50% 6
Remote Desktop
UK

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, IT jobs citing Remote 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 England region with a requirement for Remote Desktop.

1 177 (85.92%) Windows
2 160 (77.67%) Active Directory
3 153 (74.27%) Microsoft
4 124 (60.19%) Microsoft 365
5 120 (58.25%) VMware
6 108 (52.43%) Azure
6 108 (52.43%) Windows Server
7 95 (46.12%) PowerShell
8 93 (45.15%) Firewall
9 89 (43.20%) VMware Infrastructure
10 75 (36.41%) DNS
10 75 (36.41%) Citrix
10 75 (36.41%) Hyper-V
11 64 (31.07%) Windows 10
12 56 (27.18%) Problem-Solving
13 53 (25.73%) Microsoft Office
14 49 (23.79%) DHCP
14 49 (23.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 47 (22.82%) VPN
15 47 (22.82%) Disaster Recovery
16 44 (21.36%) SAN
17 40 (19.42%) Cisco
18 38 (18.45%) ITIL
19 37 (17.96%) Dell
19 37 (17.96%) Windows Server 2012
20 36 (17.48%) vSphere
20 36 (17.48%) Migration
21 35 (16.99%) MS Exchange
21 35 (16.99%) Finance
22 34 (16.50%) SCCM

Remote Desktop
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 35 (16.99%) MS Exchange
2 28 (13.59%) SharePoint
3 14 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (3.40%) IIS
4 7 (3.40%) nginx
5 6 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.43%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.97%) WordPress
8 1 (0.49%) Confluence
8 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 53 (25.73%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Endur
2 1 (0.49%) Relativity
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 124 (60.19%) Microsoft 365
2 108 (52.43%) Azure
3 27 (13.11%) OneDrive
4 26 (12.62%) AWS
5 17 (8.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (3.40%) IaaS
6 7 (3.40%) Mimecast
7 6 (2.91%) SaaS
8 5 (2.43%) Google Workspace
9 4 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (1.94%) GCP
10 3 (1.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (1.46%) PaaS
11 2 (0.97%) Slack
12 1 (0.49%) Google Drive
12 1 (0.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 93 (45.15%) Firewall
2 75 (36.41%) DNS
3 49 (23.79%) DHCP
4 47 (22.82%) VPN
5 44 (21.36%) SAN
6 32 (15.53%) WAN
7 31 (15.05%) TCP/IP
8 27 (13.11%) SSL
9 26 (12.62%) VoIP
10 23 (11.17%) LAN
11 18 (8.74%) Wireless
12 13 (6.31%) VLAN
13 9 (4.37%) Internet
14 8 (3.88%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (3.88%) Cisco ISE
14 8 (3.88%) Skype
14 8 (3.88%) WLAN
15 7 (3.40%) Asterisk PBX
15 7 (3.40%) Reverse Proxy
16 6 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.40%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.49%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 2 (0.97%) MSI
2 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.49%) JIRA
General
1 35 (16.99%) Finance
2 11 (5.34%) Public Sector
3 4 (1.94%) Electronics
3 4 (1.94%) Marketing
4 3 (1.46%) Law
4 3 (1.46%) Legal
4 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.46%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.97%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.97%) Automotive
5 2 (0.97%) Local Government
6 1 (0.49%) Advertising
6 1 (0.49%) Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Environmental Health
6 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.49%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 42 (20.39%) Analyst
2 35 (16.99%) Support Engineer
3 34 (16.50%) IT Engineer
4 33 (16.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (9.22%) Consultant
5 19 (9.22%) IT Support
6 18 (8.74%) Server Engineer
7 16 (7.77%) Service Analyst
7 16 (7.77%) Service Desk Analyst
8 15 (7.28%) 3rd Line Support
8 15 (7.28%) Support Analyst
9 14 (6.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 13 (6.31%) Cloud Consultant
10 13 (6.31%) IT Support Engineer
10 13 (6.31%) Windows Engineer
11 12 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 10 (4.85%) IT Analyst
13 9 (4.37%) Senior Consultant
13 9 (4.37%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.97%) .NET
1 2 (0.97%) CGI
1 2 (0.97%) HTML
2 1 (0.49%) COM
2 1 (0.49%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (8.74%) Clustering
2 18 (8.74%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.74%) Replication
3 9 (4.37%) Driving Licence
4 8 (3.88%) AS400
4 8 (3.88%) PKI
5 7 (3.40%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.91%) iPad
6 6 (2.91%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.43%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.43%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.43%) iPhone
7 5 (2.43%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.43%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.46%) User Experience
9 3 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.97%) Fibre Optics
10 2 (0.97%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 177 (85.92%) Windows
2 108 (52.43%) Windows Server
3 64 (31.07%) Windows 10
4 37 (17.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (12.62%) Linux
6 24 (11.65%) Windows 7
7 20 (9.71%) Windows Server 2016
8 18 (8.74%) Android
9 16 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (6.80%) Windows 8
10 14 (6.80%) Windows Server 2019
11 10 (4.85%) Mac OS X
12 9 (4.37%) Mac OS
13 8 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.46%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.97%) VMS
16 1 (0.49%) CentOS
16 1 (0.49%) Debian
16 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (27.18%) Problem-Solving
2 49 (23.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 47 (22.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 38 (18.45%) ITIL
5 36 (17.48%) Migration
6 27 (13.11%) Service Management
7 25 (12.14%) Project Delivery
8 24 (11.65%) ITSM
9 22 (10.68%) Application Packaging
10 17 (8.25%) Cybersecurity
10 17 (8.25%) Incident Management
10 17 (8.25%) Problem Management
11 16 (7.77%) Patch Management
12 15 (7.28%) Business Continuity
12 15 (7.28%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 15 (7.28%) Mobile Device Management
13 14 (6.80%) Project Management
13 14 (6.80%) Service Delivery
14 13 (6.31%) PRINCE2
14 13 (6.31%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 95 (46.12%) PowerShell
2 29 (14.08%) SQL
3 9 (4.37%) VB
4 4 (1.94%) C
5 3 (1.46%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.97%) C#
7 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.49%) Perl
7 1 (0.49%) Python
7 1 (0.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (11.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (7.77%) MCSE
3 15 (7.28%) MCSA
4 14 (6.80%) Security Cleared
5 12 (5.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (4.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 10 (4.85%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.91%) CCNA
7 6 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.43%) CEH
8 5 (2.43%) Degree
9 3 (1.46%) CCNP
9 3 (1.46%) VCP6
10 2 (0.97%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.97%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.97%) MCP
10 2 (0.97%) VCAP
11 1 (0.49%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.49%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (14.56%) SLA
2 14 (6.80%) Cyber Essentials
3 9 (4.37%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 6 (2.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.46%) QA
6 1 (0.49%) PMO
System Software
1 160 (77.67%) Active Directory
2 89 (43.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (36.41%) Hyper-V
4 36 (17.48%) vSphere
5 26 (12.62%) Virtual Desktop
6 22 (10.68%) XenApp
7 19 (9.22%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (7.77%) XenDesktop
9 9 (4.37%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (2.91%) BitLocker
11 4 (1.94%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.46%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.97%) KVM
13 2 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.49%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (16.50%) SCCM
2 20 (9.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 17 (8.25%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (3.40%) HAProxy
4 7 (3.40%) Jamf Pro
4 7 (3.40%) Nagios
5 5 (2.43%) FortiGate
5 5 (2.43%) PaperCut
5 5 (2.43%) ServiceCenter
5 5 (2.43%) WSUS
6 3 (1.46%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.46%) SCOM
6 3 (1.46%) SCVMM
6 3 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.49%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 153 (74.27%) Microsoft
2 120 (58.25%) VMware
3 75 (36.41%) Citrix
4 40 (19.42%) Cisco
5 37 (17.96%) Dell
6 30 (14.56%) Veeam
7 24 (11.65%) HP
8 18 (8.74%) Sophos
9 15 (7.28%) SonicWALL
10 14 (6.80%) Avaya
10 14 (6.80%) NetApp
11 13 (6.31%) Zerto
12 10 (4.85%) Nimble Storage
13 9 (4.37%) Apple
14 7 (3.40%) Google
14 7 (3.40%) Mitel
14 7 (3.40%) Oracle
14 7 (3.40%) Polycom
15 6 (2.91%) Proofpoint
16 5 (2.43%) ServiceNow