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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 25 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 814 734 691
Rank change year-on-year -80 -43 +228
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 355 188 150
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.20% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 1.38% 1.07% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 195 167 116
10th Percentile £31,550 £29,950 £34,000
25th Percentile £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - -5.98%
75th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £66,675
90th Percentile £77,500 £82,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,788 £52,500
% change year-on-year +6.20% -1.36% -

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 25,643 17,647 13,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.38% 19.01% 17.63%
Number of salaries quoted 13,842 12,911 10,846
10th Percentile £27,750 £30,000 £28,000
25th Percentile £38,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%
75th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £73,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £89,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Jobs
London -154 152 £60,000 +13.21% 20
North of England -68 61 £55,000 +22.22% 16
South East -67 51 £45,000 -10.45% 9
North West -69 41 £51,250 +13.89% 4
South West +6 39 £45,000 +50.00% 10
East of England - 39 £52,500 - 6
Yorkshire -47 18 £55,000 - 6
Midlands -77 17 £45,000 -30.77% 4
West Midlands -59 16 £36,250 -44.23% 3
North East -36 2 £41,500 -5.14% 6
East Midlands - 1 £65,000 - 1
Virtual Desktop
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 259 (72.96%) Microsoft
2 194 (54.65%) Azure
3 184 (51.83%) Windows
4 165 (46.48%) Microsoft 365
5 161 (45.35%) Citrix
6 150 (42.25%) Active Directory
7 143 (40.28%) VMware
7 143 (40.28%) VMware Infrastructure
8 114 (32.11%) Microsoft Intune
9 110 (30.99%) Windows 10
10 89 (25.07%) PowerShell
11 87 (24.51%) Data Centre
12 81 (22.82%) Apple
13 80 (22.54%) Cybersecurity
14 77 (21.69%) Azure Active Directory
15 76 (21.41%) SCCM
15 76 (21.41%) Social Skills
16 73 (20.56%) Customer Engagement
17 69 (19.44%) Hybrid Cloud
17 69 (19.44%) Software Licensing
17 69 (19.44%) Adobe
18 62 (17.46%) ITIL
19 54 (15.21%) Microsoft Certification
19 54 (15.21%) Firewall
20 53 (14.93%) Windows Server
21 52 (14.65%) Cisco
22 51 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
22 51 (14.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 48 (13.52%) WAN
24 47 (13.24%) Service Delivery

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 43 (12.11%) SharePoint
2 27 (7.61%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.97%) IIS
4 2 (0.56%) JBoss
4 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.28%) Confluence
5 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 42 (11.83%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.85%) AutoCAD
2 3 (0.85%) Revit
2 3 (0.85%) SketchUp
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.97%) MetaTrader
2 2 (0.56%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 194 (54.65%) Azure
2 165 (46.48%) Microsoft 365
3 77 (21.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 47 (13.24%) PaaS
5 34 (9.58%) IaaS
6 31 (8.73%) AWS
7 26 (7.32%) SaaS
8 22 (6.20%) OneDrive
9 14 (3.94%) Mimecast
10 13 (3.66%) Power Platform
11 7 (1.97%) GCP
12 6 (1.69%) Rubrik
13 5 (1.41%) Azure Storage
14 4 (1.13%) Google Workspace
15 3 (0.85%) Cloudflare
15 3 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
15 3 (0.85%) GitHub
15 3 (0.85%) Slack
16 2 (0.56%) Azure Sentinel
16 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 54 (15.21%) Firewall
2 48 (13.52%) WAN
3 45 (12.68%) LAN
4 40 (11.27%) DNS
5 36 (10.14%) Wi-Fi
6 32 (9.01%) Wireless
7 31 (8.73%) VPN
8 29 (8.17%) MPLS
9 27 (7.61%) Internet
10 25 (7.04%) DHCP
10 25 (7.04%) VoIP
11 16 (4.51%) TCP/IP
12 12 (3.38%) iSCSI
13 11 (3.10%) NetScaler
14 10 (2.82%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (2.82%) SAN
15 9 (2.54%) SD-WAN
15 9 (2.54%) VLAN
16 7 (1.97%) WLAN
17 6 (1.69%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.07%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.54%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (1.97%) MySQL
3 7 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.69%) Power BI
5 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.28%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.28%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 9 (2.54%) JIRA
2 4 (1.13%) InstallShield
2 4 (1.13%) MSI
3 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
General
1 76 (21.41%) Social Skills
2 51 (14.37%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (10.99%) Finance
4 19 (5.35%) Legal
5 17 (4.79%) Law
6 13 (3.66%) Banking
6 13 (3.66%) Documentation Skills
7 11 (3.10%) Organisational Skills
8 10 (2.82%) Retail
9 7 (1.97%) Aviation
9 7 (1.97%) Back Office
9 7 (1.97%) Public Sector
10 6 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 6 (1.69%) Telecoms
11 5 (1.41%) Billing
12 4 (1.13%) Advertising
12 4 (1.13%) Financial Institution
12 4 (1.13%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 2 (0.56%) Marketing
14 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 92 (25.92%) Architect
2 68 (19.15%) Solutions Architect
3 62 (17.46%) Digital Architect
3 62 (17.46%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 46 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 38 (10.70%) Consultant
6 33 (9.30%) Analyst
7 25 (7.04%) Network Manager
8 21 (5.92%) Senior Consultant
9 18 (5.07%) Telephony Manager
10 16 (4.51%) Support Engineer
11 15 (4.23%) Azure Consultant
11 15 (4.23%) Desktop Support
12 12 (3.38%) Team Leader
13 11 (3.10%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (3.10%) Cloud Engineer
13 11 (3.10%) IT Architect
13 11 (3.10%) SCCM Engineer
13 11 (3.10%) Systems Architect
14 10 (2.82%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.54%) JSON
2 8 (2.25%) Software Packaging
3 7 (1.97%) FIX Protocol
3 7 (1.97%) Middleware
4 6 (1.69%) ARM Templates
4 6 (1.69%) Web Services
5 4 (1.13%) LDAP
6 3 (0.85%) V-Ray
7 1 (0.28%) COM
7 1 (0.28%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 87 (24.51%) Data Centre
2 69 (19.44%) Hybrid Cloud
3 21 (5.92%) User Experience
4 19 (5.35%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (3.38%) NHS
6 9 (2.54%) BYOD
6 9 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.25%) PKI
7 8 (2.25%) Replication
8 7 (1.97%) Cloud Native
8 7 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.69%) Device Driver
9 6 (1.69%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.41%) Life Science
10 5 (1.41%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.13%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.13%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.13%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.13%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 184 (51.83%) Windows
2 110 (30.99%) Windows 10
3 53 (14.93%) Windows Server
4 25 (7.04%) Linux
5 23 (6.48%) Windows Server 2019
6 15 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (3.38%) Android
7 12 (3.38%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (3.10%) Apple iOS
9 10 (2.82%) Mac OS
10 7 (1.97%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.69%) Unix
12 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.56%) VMS
13 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (22.54%) Cybersecurity
2 73 (20.56%) Customer Engagement
3 69 (19.44%) Software Licensing
4 62 (17.46%) ITIL
5 51 (14.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 47 (13.24%) Service Delivery
7 40 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (9.86%) DevOps
9 32 (9.01%) Agile
10 30 (8.45%) Application Packaging
10 30 (8.45%) Change Management
10 30 (8.45%) Project Delivery
11 27 (7.61%) Migration
12 26 (7.32%) Performance Management
13 25 (7.04%) Project Management
14 23 (6.48%) Matrix Organization
15 21 (5.92%) Information Security
16 20 (5.63%) Mobile Device Management
17 19 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
17 19 (5.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (25.07%) PowerShell
2 24 (6.76%) SQL
3 5 (1.41%) Bicep
4 4 (1.13%) Python
4 4 (1.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (15.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (8.45%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (8.17%) Degree
4 28 (7.89%) CCNA
5 27 (7.61%) CCNP
6 17 (4.79%) Security Cleared
7 14 (3.94%) SC Cleared
8 9 (2.54%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.54%) MCSE
9 8 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (1.97%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (1.69%) MCSA
11 6 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.41%) CCDP
13 4 (1.13%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (1.13%) MCP
14 3 (0.85%) CCA
14 3 (0.85%) JNCIA
15 2 (0.56%) AWS Certification
16 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 19 (5.35%) SLA
3 9 (2.54%) GDPR
4 6 (1.69%) PMO
5 5 (1.41%) NIST
5 5 (1.41%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.85%) GxP
7 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.28%) HL7
8 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.28%) NCSC
System Software
1 150 (42.25%) Active Directory
2 143 (40.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 20 (5.63%) BitLocker
5 19 (5.35%) Hyper-V
5 19 (5.35%) XenDesktop
6 15 (4.23%) XenApp
7 9 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.97%) KVM
9 6 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (1.69%) vSphere
10 5 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.85%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.56%) Docker
12 2 (0.56%) Firmware
13 1 (0.28%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 114 (32.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 76 (21.41%) SCCM
3 23 (6.48%) Cisco CUCM
4 16 (4.51%) Single Sign-On
5 14 (3.94%) Terraform
6 12 (3.38%) CASB
6 12 (3.38%) Kubernetes
7 11 (3.10%) Ansible
8 8 (2.25%) EMC NetWorker
8 8 (2.25%) VxRail
9 7 (1.97%) Puppet
10 5 (1.41%) Observium
10 5 (1.41%) Sysprep
10 5 (1.41%) WSUS
11 4 (1.13%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (1.13%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.85%) Packer
13 2 (0.56%) AirWatch
14 1 (0.28%) FortiGate
14 1 (0.28%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 259 (72.96%) Microsoft
2 161 (45.35%) Citrix
3 143 (40.28%) VMware
4 81 (22.82%) Apple
5 69 (19.44%) Adobe
6 52 (14.65%) Cisco
7 26 (7.32%) Palo Alto
8 13 (3.66%) Dell
9 11 (3.10%) Juniper
10 8 (2.25%) Isilon
10 8 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (2.25%) SolarWinds
10 8 (2.25%) Trustwave
10 8 (2.25%) Zscaler
11 7 (1.97%) iManage
11 7 (1.97%) Sun
12 6 (1.69%) BeyondTrust
12 6 (1.69%) Google
12 6 (1.69%) Mitel
12 6 (1.69%) Nimble Storage