Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 703 631 835
Rank change year-on-year -72 +204 +82
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 297 121 182
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.49% 1.16% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 231 104 158
10th Percentile £27,500 £40,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,750 £41,188 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £43,750
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -23.91%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £76,250 £73,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +16.67% +5.88% -22.73%

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 19,873 10,438 19,973
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.01% 18.65% 17.21%
Number of salaries quoted 13,790 8,924 16,611
10th Percentile £28,000 £29,500 £25,500
25th Percentile £38,000 £38,750 £32,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £80,000 £73,750 £70,000
90th Percentile £97,500 £87,500 £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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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 -134 127 £55,000 -18.52% 18
North of England -121 50 £36,500 -18.89% 10
South East -86 39 £39,000 -17.89% 13
South West -31 34 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Midlands -90 27 £47,500 +5.56% 5
Yorkshire -91 26 £36,500 -18.89% 3
North West -73 21 £40,500 -22.86% 4
West Midlands -58 18 £47,500 -18.45% 5
East of England -75 17 £32,500 -28.96% 9
East Midlands -56 9 £45,000 -
North East - 3 £41,750 - 3
Virtual Desktop
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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.

1 241 (81.14%) Windows
2 227 (76.43%) Microsoft
3 210 (70.71%) Active Directory
4 199 (67.00%) Azure
5 186 (62.63%) Microsoft 365
6 132 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 132 (44.44%) VMware
7 125 (42.09%) Windows 10
8 121 (40.74%) Citrix
9 114 (38.38%) ITIL
10 101 (34.01%) PowerShell
11 89 (29.97%) Azure Active Directory
12 87 (29.29%) Problem-Solving
13 81 (27.27%) SCCM
13 81 (27.27%) Microsoft Intune
13 81 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
14 79 (26.60%) Windows Server
15 78 (26.26%) SharePoint
15 78 (26.26%) Finance
16 75 (25.25%) ITSM
17 69 (23.23%) Service Delivery
18 62 (20.88%) Agile Software Development
18 62 (20.88%) AWS
19 60 (20.20%) OneDrive
20 58 (19.53%) DNS
21 55 (18.52%) Marketing
22 53 (17.85%) Social Skills
23 51 (17.17%) Google
24 50 (16.84%) Documentation Skills
25 48 (16.16%) Power Platform

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 78 (26.26%) SharePoint
2 22 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 21 (7.07%) IIS
4 8 (2.69%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.01%) Confluence
8 2 (0.67%) JBoss
8 2 (0.67%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 81 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (1.01%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Eikon
2 2 (0.67%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.34%) Alphatax
3 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 199 (67.00%) Azure
2 186 (62.63%) Microsoft 365
3 89 (29.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 62 (20.88%) AWS
5 60 (20.20%) OneDrive
6 48 (16.16%) Power Platform
7 41 (13.80%) PowerApps
8 35 (11.78%) IaaS
9 31 (10.44%) PaaS
10 18 (6.06%) SaaS
11 14 (4.71%) Cloud Computing
12 11 (3.70%) Mimecast
12 11 (3.70%) Rubrik
13 8 (2.69%) Azure Monitor
14 7 (2.36%) GCP
15 6 (2.02%) Serverless
15 6 (2.02%) Slack
16 5 (1.68%) AWS CodeDeploy
16 5 (1.68%) AWS CodePipeline
16 5 (1.68%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 58 (19.53%) DNS
2 37 (12.46%) DHCP
3 34 (11.45%) Firewall
4 29 (9.76%) VPN
5 18 (6.06%) WAN
6 12 (4.04%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.70%) LAN
7 11 (3.70%) Network Security
7 11 (3.70%) SAN
8 10 (3.37%) NAS
8 10 (3.37%) Skype
8 10 (3.37%) Unified Communications
9 9 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
10 8 (2.69%) VSAN
10 8 (2.69%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (2.36%) VoIP
12 6 (2.02%) Softphone
12 6 (2.02%) VLAN
13 5 (1.68%) Internet
13 5 (1.68%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.74%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.37%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (2.02%) Power BI
4 5 (1.68%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.01%) Big Data
6 3 (1.01%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.34%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 7 (2.36%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.68%) Git (software)
2 5 (1.68%) JIRA
3 4 (1.35%) MSI
4 2 (0.67%) InstallShield
General
1 78 (26.26%) Finance
2 55 (18.52%) Marketing
3 53 (17.85%) Social Skills
4 50 (16.84%) Documentation Skills
5 39 (13.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 13 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (3.70%) Public Sector
7 11 (3.70%) Retail
8 7 (2.36%) Banking
8 7 (2.36%) Legal
9 5 (1.68%) Publishing
10 4 (1.35%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.35%) Law
10 4 (1.35%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (1.01%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.67%) Influencing Skills
12 2 (0.67%) Presentation Skills
13 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 51 (17.17%) Consultant
2 48 (16.16%) Support Engineer
3 34 (11.45%) IT Consultant
4 33 (11.11%) Service Delivery Consultant
5 32 (10.77%) Analyst
6 30 (10.10%) Desktop Support
6 30 (10.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (6.73%) Cloud Engineer
8 19 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support
8 19 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support
8 19 (6.40%) Azure Engineer
9 18 (6.06%) IT Support
10 17 (5.72%) Desktop Engineer
11 16 (5.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 15 (5.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 15 (5.05%) Technical Support
13 14 (4.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 14 (4.71%) Architect
13 14 (4.71%) IT Engineer
14 13 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.71%) ARM Templates
2 11 (3.70%) Web Services
3 9 (3.03%) JSON
4 4 (1.35%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.67%) Middleware
6 1 (0.34%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.48%) Handset
2 22 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 14 (4.71%) Smartphone
3 14 (4.71%) User Experience
3 14 (4.71%) Video Conferencing
4 13 (4.38%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (3.03%) Fat Client
5 9 (3.03%) Public Cloud
5 9 (3.03%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.68%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.68%) Replication
8 4 (1.35%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.35%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.01%) CMDB
9 3 (1.01%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.01%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 241 (81.14%) Windows
2 125 (42.09%) Windows 10
3 79 (26.60%) Windows Server
4 41 (13.80%) Linux
5 28 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (6.73%) Windows Server 2016
7 14 (4.71%) Windows 7
8 10 (3.37%) Android
9 7 (2.36%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.02%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (1.68%) Unix
11 5 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.35%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.01%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.01%) VMS
13 3 (1.01%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
14 2 (0.67%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (38.38%) ITIL
2 87 (29.29%) Problem-Solving
3 75 (25.25%) ITSM
4 69 (23.23%) Service Delivery
5 62 (20.88%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (15.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 46 (15.49%) Data Security
8 45 (15.15%) Migration
9 44 (14.81%) Asset Management
10 38 (12.79%) Creative Thinking
10 38 (12.79%) Risk Management
10 38 (12.79%) Strategic Thinking
11 34 (11.45%) Service Management
12 23 (7.74%) Application Packaging
13 22 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
14 20 (6.73%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (6.73%) DevOps
15 18 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
16 15 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (4.71%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (34.01%) PowerShell
2 30 (10.10%) SQL
3 4 (1.35%) Python
4 2 (0.67%) C
5 1 (0.34%) Bash
5 1 (0.34%) C#
5 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (5.72%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.37%) Degree
4 8 (2.69%) EMC Certification
5 7 (2.36%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.68%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.35%) MCSE
7 4 (1.35%) NVQ Level 3
7 4 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.01%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.01%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.01%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.67%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.67%) MCP
9 2 (0.67%) MCSA
10 1 (0.34%) CCNP
10 1 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.34%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.06%) SLA
2 7 (2.36%) GDPR
3 4 (1.35%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (1.01%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.67%) GxP
6 1 (0.34%) HL7
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.34%) NIST
6 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 210 (70.71%) Active Directory
2 132 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (15.49%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (7.41%) vSphere
5 19 (6.40%) Hyper-V
6 15 (5.05%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
7 11 (3.70%) XenApp
8 9 (3.03%) XenDesktop
9 8 (2.69%) Docker
9 8 (2.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (2.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.35%) BitLocker
11 3 (1.01%) Firmware
12 2 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.67%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.67%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.34%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.34%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 81 (27.27%) Microsoft Intune
1 81 (27.27%) SCCM
2 17 (5.72%) Terraform
3 9 (3.03%) AirWatch
3 9 (3.03%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (2.02%) CASB
4 6 (2.02%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.02%) vCenter Server
5 5 (1.68%) Ansible
6 4 (1.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 4 (1.35%) SCOM
7 3 (1.01%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (1.01%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.67%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.67%) Puppet
9 1 (0.34%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.34%) PaperCut
9 1 (0.34%) WSUS
9 1 (0.34%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 227 (76.43%) Microsoft
2 132 (44.44%) VMware
3 121 (40.74%) Citrix
4 51 (17.17%) Google
5 26 (8.75%) Dell
6 25 (8.42%) HP
7 24 (8.08%) Apple
8 23 (7.74%) Cisco
9 19 (6.40%) ServiceNow
10 12 (4.04%) Sophos
11 11 (3.70%) EMC
12 10 (3.37%) Symantec
12 10 (3.37%) Veeam
13 9 (3.03%) SolarWinds
13 9 (3.03%) Zscaler
14 8 (2.69%) Toshiba
15 7 (2.36%) NetApp
16 6 (2.02%) Bloomberg
16 6 (2.02%) Mitel
17 5 (1.68%) Ivanti