Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK > England
6 months to
27 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 632 808 889
Rank change year-on-year +176 +81 +14
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 138 168 197
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 1.11% 0.86% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 159 153 172
Median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% -12.50% +20.00%
10th Percentile £39,100 £29,500 £33,525
90th Percentile £77,750 £78,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% -20.83% +20.00%

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 12,411 19,461 22,322
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 18.62% 17.14% 15.90%
Number of salaries quoted 10,381 16,236 18,477
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £29,950 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £86,250 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +96 49 £45,000 -28.00% 11
Yorkshire +72 39 £45,000 -35.71% 5
London +141 35 £52,500 -4.55% 10
Midlands +62 21 £57,500 +43.75% 5
West Midlands +59 16 £59,500 -4.80% 5
South East +107 13 £47,500 -6.13% 7
South West +43 10 £30,000 -45.45% 3
North East +16 6 £50,000 +58.73% 3
North West +61 4 £40,000 -36.00% 3
East Midlands +24 4 £45,000 +26.76%
Virtual Desktop
UK

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 100 (72.46%) Microsoft 365
2 85 (61.59%) Windows
3 84 (60.87%) Azure
4 74 (53.62%) Microsoft
5 60 (43.48%) ITIL
6 45 (32.61%) Service Management
6 45 (32.61%) ITSM
6 45 (32.61%) Incident Management
7 44 (31.88%) Problem Management
7 44 (31.88%) SCCM
7 44 (31.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 44 (31.88%) Active Directory
8 42 (30.43%) Unified Communications
9 41 (29.71%) Identity Access Management
10 40 (28.99%) ITIL Certification
10 40 (28.99%) Identity Management
11 39 (28.26%) VMware
11 39 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 31 (22.46%) PowerShell
12 31 (22.46%) Windows Server
13 29 (21.01%) Windows 10
14 28 (20.29%) Migration
15 25 (18.12%) Citrix
16 24 (17.39%) Azure Active Directory
17 22 (15.94%) SharePoint
17 22 (15.94%) AWS
18 20 (14.49%) SQL
18 20 (14.49%) IaaS
18 20 (14.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 19 (13.77%) Microsoft Intune

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 22 (15.94%) SharePoint
2 16 (11.59%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 100 (72.46%) Microsoft 365
2 84 (60.87%) Azure
3 24 (17.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (15.94%) AWS
5 20 (14.49%) IaaS
6 13 (9.42%) PaaS
7 12 (8.70%) OneDrive
8 6 (4.35%) Power Platform
9 4 (2.90%) SaaS
10 3 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (2.17%) PowerApps
11 2 (1.45%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.45%) Mimecast
11 2 (1.45%) Serverless
12 1 (0.72%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.72%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 42 (30.43%) Unified Communications
2 19 (13.77%) Firewall
3 16 (11.59%) DNS
4 11 (7.97%) Remote Desktop
5 10 (7.25%) SSL
6 7 (5.07%) VoIP
7 6 (4.35%) IP Telephony
8 5 (3.62%) DHCP
8 5 (3.62%) LAN
8 5 (3.62%) NetScaler
8 5 (3.62%) Network Security
8 5 (3.62%) WAN
9 4 (2.90%) SAN
9 4 (2.90%) VPN
10 3 (2.17%) MPLS
10 3 (2.17%) Skype
11 2 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.45%) DKIM
11 2 (1.45%) DMARC
11 2 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (2.17%) Cosmos DB
2 3 (2.17%) Power BI
3 2 (1.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.45%) JIRA
1 2 (1.45%) MSI
General
1 18 (13.04%) Finance
2 4 (2.90%) Legal
3 2 (1.45%) Law
4 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.72%) Environmental Health
4 1 (0.72%) Marketing
4 1 (0.72%) Military
4 1 (0.72%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (34.78%) Analyst
2 42 (30.43%) Support Analyst
3 40 (28.99%) Senior Analyst
3 40 (28.99%) Senior Support Analyst
4 21 (15.22%) Consultant
5 16 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (10.87%) Architect
6 15 (10.87%) Project Analyst
7 12 (8.70%) Cloud Consultant
8 8 (5.80%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (5.80%) Senior Telephony Analyst
8 8 (5.80%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.80%) Telephony Analyst
8 8 (5.80%) Telephony Support
9 7 (5.07%) Azure Architect
9 7 (5.07%) IT Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) Senior Consultant
10 6 (4.35%) Applications Support
10 6 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.90%) .NET
2 2 (1.45%) JSON
3 1 (0.72%) .NET Core
3 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.72%) RESTful
3 1 (0.72%) SOAP
3 1 (0.72%) Web Services
3 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.97%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.35%) User Experience
4 3 (2.17%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.45%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.45%) NHS
5 2 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.45%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.45%) Wiki
6 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 85 (61.59%) Windows
2 31 (22.46%) Windows Server
3 29 (21.01%) Windows 10
4 14 (10.14%) Windows Server 2016
5 11 (7.97%) Windows Server 2019
6 8 (5.80%) Linux
7 7 (5.07%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.72%) Android
9 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.72%) SUSE
9 1 (0.72%) VMS
9 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (43.48%) ITIL
2 45 (32.61%) Incident Management
2 45 (32.61%) ITSM
2 45 (32.61%) Service Management
3 44 (31.88%) Problem Management
3 44 (31.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 41 (29.71%) Identity Access Management
5 40 (28.99%) Identity Management
6 28 (20.29%) Migration
7 20 (14.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 15 (10.87%) Project Management
9 13 (9.42%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (9.42%) Project Delivery
10 10 (7.25%) Application Packaging
10 10 (7.25%) DevOps
11 9 (6.52%) Presales
11 9 (6.52%) Service Delivery
12 8 (5.80%) PRINCE2
13 7 (5.07%) Resource Allocation
13 7 (5.07%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 31 (22.46%) PowerShell
2 20 (14.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (28.99%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.35%) Degree
3 6 (4.35%) MCSE
4 5 (3.62%) SC Cleared
4 5 (3.62%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.45%) MCSA
7 1 (0.72%) CISA
7 1 (0.72%) CISM
7 1 (0.72%) CISSP
7 1 (0.72%) ISSAP
7 1 (0.72%) ISSEP
7 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.72%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 3 (2.17%) SLA
3 2 (1.45%) GDPR
3 2 (1.45%) PMO
3 2 (1.45%) QA
4 1 (0.72%) COBIT
4 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.72%) NIST
System Software
1 44 (31.88%) Active Directory
2 39 (28.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (11.59%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.80%) Docker
5 6 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (3.62%) vSphere
7 3 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.45%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (31.88%) SCCM
2 19 (13.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (5.80%) Kubernetes
4 7 (5.07%) vCenter Server
5 6 (4.35%) Ansible
6 2 (1.45%) CASB
7 1 (0.72%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.72%) OPNET
7 1 (0.72%) SCOM
7 1 (0.72%) Terraform
7 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 74 (53.62%) Microsoft
2 39 (28.26%) VMware
3 25 (18.12%) Citrix
4 11 (7.97%) Cisco
5 7 (5.07%) Zerto
6 3 (2.17%) Dell
6 3 (2.17%) HP
6 3 (2.17%) Lotus
7 2 (1.45%) Apple
7 2 (1.45%) CA
7 2 (1.45%) Canon
7 2 (1.45%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.45%) Meraki
7 2 (1.45%) Mitel
7 2 (1.45%) Netskope
7 2 (1.45%) RightFax
7 2 (1.45%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.45%) Sophos
7 2 (1.45%) Splunk
8 1 (0.72%) ServiceNow