Period
to 21 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England 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 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 782 549 866
Rank change year-on-year -233 +317 +14
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 215 125 198
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.27% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.07% 1.45% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 194 101 176
10th Percentile £27,750 £34,000 £26,500
25th Percentile £36,563 £40,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £50,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.00% -9.09% -
75th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
90th Percentile £74,625 £76,250 £73,125
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% -9.09% -

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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 20,041 8,627 22,742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.66% 18.94% 17.54%
Number of salaries quoted 13,771 7,370 18,892
10th Percentile £28,750 £31,250 £25,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £41,117 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.64% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £70,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,775 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in England

Virtual Desktop
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Virtual Desktop in England

Virtual Desktop
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Desktop in England over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in England

Virtual 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 Virtual Desktop within the England region over the 6 months to 21 September 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 -189 91 £60,000 -9.09% 16
North of England -83 48 £51,000 +27.50% 19
South East -160 34 £45,000 +12.50% 6
Yorkshire -86 23 £55,000 +37.50% 8
North West -58 20 £55,000 - 9
Midlands -112 19 £50,000 +16.96% 5
West Midlands -89 18 £50,000 +13.64% 4
South West -96 16 £32,500 -31.58% 9
North East - 5 £27,500 - 2
East of England -96 3 £32,500 -35.00% 10
East Midlands -70 1 £64,000 +54.22% 1
Virtual Desktop
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 England region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 171 (79.53%) Windows
1 171 (79.53%) Microsoft
2 139 (64.65%) Azure
3 137 (63.72%) Active Directory
4 120 (55.81%) Microsoft 365
5 103 (47.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 103 (47.91%) VMware
6 90 (41.86%) Windows 10
7 79 (36.74%) ITIL
8 77 (35.81%) Citrix
9 76 (35.35%) Windows Server
10 73 (33.95%) Microsoft Intune
11 58 (26.98%) PowerShell
12 57 (26.51%) SCCM
13 51 (23.72%) Social Skills
14 48 (22.33%) Migration
15 44 (20.47%) Finance
16 43 (20.00%) DNS
17 41 (19.07%) Azure Active Directory
17 41 (19.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 40 (18.60%) VPN
19 35 (16.28%) Microsoft Office
20 33 (15.35%) SQL Server
20 33 (15.35%) SharePoint
20 33 (15.35%) Firewall
21 32 (14.88%) Linux
21 32 (14.88%) vSphere
22 28 (13.02%) SQL
23 27 (12.56%) Data Centre
23 27 (12.56%) IaaS

Virtual 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 33 (15.35%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.58%) MS Exchange
3 11 (5.12%) IIS
4 8 (3.72%) Confluence
4 8 (3.72%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.47%) JBoss
5 1 (0.47%) nginx
5 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 35 (16.28%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Carpe Diem
2 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.47%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 139 (64.65%) Azure
2 120 (55.81%) Microsoft 365
3 41 (19.07%) Azure Active Directory
4 27 (12.56%) IaaS
5 22 (10.23%) AWS
5 22 (10.23%) OneDrive
6 19 (8.84%) PaaS
7 15 (6.98%) SaaS
8 9 (4.19%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (4.19%) Power Platform
9 7 (3.26%) Azure Storage
10 6 (2.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 5 (2.33%) AWS CodeDeploy
11 5 (2.33%) AWS CodePipeline
11 5 (2.33%) PowerApps
12 4 (1.86%) Azure Sentinel
12 4 (1.86%) Serverless
13 3 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
13 3 (1.40%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 43 (20.00%) DNS
2 40 (18.60%) VPN
3 33 (15.35%) Firewall
4 26 (12.09%) DHCP
5 19 (8.84%) TCP/IP
5 19 (8.84%) WAN
6 18 (8.37%) SAN
6 18 (8.37%) Wi-Fi
7 15 (6.98%) LAN
8 12 (5.58%) NetScaler
9 9 (4.19%) Skype
10 8 (3.72%) NAS
10 8 (3.72%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (3.26%) VSAN
12 6 (2.79%) Internet
12 6 (2.79%) SSL
12 6 (2.79%) Unified Communications
13 5 (2.33%) SD-WAN
14 4 (1.86%) IPv4
14 4 (1.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (15.35%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.79%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (2.79%) Power BI
3 4 (1.86%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.47%) InterSystems Cache
5 1 (0.47%) MySQL
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (5.12%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.65%) JIRA
3 9 (4.19%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.33%) Bitbucket
4 5 (2.33%) SonarQube
4 5 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (2.33%) Visual Studio Code
5 2 (0.93%) MSI
General
1 51 (23.72%) Social Skills
2 44 (20.47%) Finance
3 16 (7.44%) Documentation Skills
4 11 (5.12%) Marketing
5 9 (4.19%) Public Sector
6 7 (3.26%) Legal
7 6 (2.79%) Presentation Skills
8 5 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.33%) Billing
9 4 (1.86%) Organisational Skills
9 4 (1.86%) Retail
9 4 (1.86%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.93%) Banking
10 2 (0.93%) Electronics
10 2 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.93%) Law
10 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.47%) Influencing Skills
11 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 38 (17.67%) Support Engineer
2 31 (14.42%) Azure Engineer
3 26 (12.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 25 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (10.70%) Cloud Engineer
6 20 (9.30%) IT Support
6 20 (9.30%) Windows Engineer
7 19 (8.84%) Technical Support
8 18 (8.37%) Desktop Support
9 16 (7.44%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (6.98%) Consultant
10 15 (6.98%) Technical Leader
11 14 (6.51%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (6.51%) Analyst
12 13 (6.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (6.05%) Architect
13 12 (5.58%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
14 11 (5.12%) Server Engineer
15 10 (4.65%) Citrix Engineer
15 10 (4.65%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.12%) ARM Templates
2 6 (2.79%) LDAP
3 4 (1.86%) Software Packaging
4 3 (1.40%) SOAP
5 2 (0.93%) .NET
5 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Graph
5 2 (0.93%) REST
5 2 (0.93%) Web Services
6 1 (0.47%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.47%) Middleware
6 1 (0.47%) RESTful
6 1 (0.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.56%) Data Centre
2 17 (7.91%) Public Cloud
3 15 (6.98%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (6.51%) Management Information System
5 11 (5.12%) Private Cloud
6 8 (3.72%) Smartphone
7 6 (2.79%) Reinsurance
8 4 (1.86%) BYOD
8 4 (1.86%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.86%) User Experience
9 3 (1.40%) Replication
9 3 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.93%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.93%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.93%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.47%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.47%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.47%) PKI
11 1 (0.47%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 171 (79.53%) Windows
2 90 (41.86%) Windows 10
3 76 (35.35%) Windows Server
4 32 (14.88%) Linux
5 23 (10.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (6.51%) Android
6 14 (6.51%) Apple iOS
6 14 (6.51%) Windows 7
7 11 (5.12%) Mac OS
7 11 (5.12%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.86%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.93%) Unix
10 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.47%) SUSE
11 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (36.74%) ITIL
2 48 (22.33%) Migration
3 41 (19.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 26 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (11.16%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (9.77%) Service Management
7 20 (9.30%) Service Delivery
8 19 (8.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (7.91%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (7.44%) Application Packaging
10 16 (7.44%) ITSM
11 15 (6.98%) DevOps
12 14 (6.51%) Network Management
13 12 (5.58%) Cybersecurity
13 12 (5.58%) Mobile Device Management
13 12 (5.58%) Problem Management
14 11 (5.12%) Multi-Factor Authentication
14 11 (5.12%) Network Virtualisation
15 10 (4.65%) Desktop Virtualisation
15 10 (4.65%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 58 (26.98%) PowerShell
2 28 (13.02%) SQL
3 7 (3.26%) Python
4 1 (0.47%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (3.72%) Degree
3 7 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (3.26%) EMC Certification
4 6 (2.79%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.33%) MCSA
6 4 (1.86%) CCNA
6 4 (1.86%) MCSE
6 4 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.40%) MCP
8 2 (0.93%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.93%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.93%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.65%) SLA
2 5 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.40%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.40%) PMO
4 2 (0.93%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.47%) COBIT
5 1 (0.47%) NIST
5 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.47%) SOC 2
System Software
1 137 (63.72%) Active Directory
2 103 (47.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (14.88%) vSphere
4 20 (9.30%) Hyper-V
4 20 (9.30%) XenDesktop
5 10 (4.65%) Docker
6 9 (4.19%) XenApp
7 8 (3.72%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 5 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.47%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.47%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 73 (33.95%) Microsoft Intune
2 57 (26.51%) SCCM
3 20 (9.30%) AirWatch
4 16 (7.44%) Terraform
5 13 (6.05%) Single Sign-On
6 12 (5.58%) Ansible
6 12 (5.58%) Jamf Pro
7 9 (4.19%) SCOM
8 6 (2.79%) vCenter Server
9 5 (2.33%) Kubernetes
10 4 (1.86%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 4 (1.86%) Puppet
11 3 (1.40%) CASB
12 2 (0.93%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.47%) HAProxy
13 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
13 1 (0.47%) PaperCut
13 1 (0.47%) SCVMM
13 1 (0.47%) WSUS
13 1 (0.47%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 171 (79.53%) Microsoft
2 103 (47.91%) VMware
3 77 (35.81%) Citrix
4 24 (11.16%) Cisco
4 24 (11.16%) HP
4 24 (11.16%) ServiceNow
5 23 (10.70%) Dell
6 16 (7.44%) Apple
7 13 (6.05%) Meraki
8 11 (5.12%) 3PAR
8 11 (5.12%) Brocade
8 11 (5.12%) Nimble Storage
9 8 (3.72%) EMC
9 8 (3.72%) Symantec
9 8 (3.72%) Toshiba
10 7 (3.26%) F5
10 7 (3.26%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.79%) Google
11 6 (2.79%) Ivanti
11 6 (2.79%) Veeam