Period
to 12 May 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 12 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK > England
6 months to
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 674 751 914
Rank change year-on-year +77 +163 -58
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 176 163 179
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.17% 1.03% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 156 125 140
10th Percentile £29,625 £30,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £40,000 £39,000 £36,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £52,500 £51,250
Median % change year-on-year -14.29% +2.44% -2.38%
75th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £83,125 £78,250 £77,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% +5.00% -

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 15,042 15,821 22,445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 19.10% 17.42% 16.67%
Number of salaries quoted 11,995 13,124 18,479
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,000 £26,000
25th Percentile £40,000 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
90th Percentile £91,250 £87,500 £85,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 12 May 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 12 May 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 +48 62 £45,000 -32.08% 8
London +7 45 £51,250 -4.65% 20
Yorkshire +14 30 £45,000 -35.71% 3
South East +40 24 £45,500 +26.39% 5
Midlands +8 22 £51,250 -18.00% 4
North West +43 21 £45,000 -34.36% 4
West Midlands -1 17 £61,250 -2.00% 3
North East +10 11 £43,750 +38.89% 1
South West -10 9 £30,000 -46.67% 3
East Midlands 0 4 £45,000 -23.40% 1
Virtual Desktop
UK

For the 6 months to 12 May 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.

1 135 (76.70%) Windows
2 124 (70.45%) Microsoft 365
3 121 (68.75%) Microsoft
4 114 (64.77%) Azure
5 90 (51.14%) Active Directory
6 81 (46.02%) VMware
6 81 (46.02%) VMware Infrastructure
7 63 (35.80%) ITIL
8 61 (34.66%) Windows 10
9 56 (31.82%) Windows Server
10 50 (28.41%) PowerShell
11 46 (26.14%) SCCM
11 46 (26.14%) Citrix
12 44 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
13 38 (21.59%) Social Skills
14 37 (21.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 37 (21.02%) Migration
15 36 (20.45%) Microsoft Intune
16 35 (19.89%) DNS
17 33 (18.75%) Firewall
18 32 (18.18%) Hyper-V
18 32 (18.18%) AWS
19 29 (16.48%) Problem Management
19 29 (16.48%) Finance
20 28 (15.91%) Service Management
20 28 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
20 28 (15.91%) Identity Access Management
21 27 (15.34%) Remote Desktop
21 27 (15.34%) OneDrive
21 27 (15.34%) ITSM

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 25 (14.20%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.68%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.14%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 124 (70.45%) Microsoft 365
2 114 (64.77%) Azure
3 44 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 32 (18.18%) AWS
5 27 (15.34%) OneDrive
6 20 (11.36%) IaaS
7 13 (7.39%) PaaS
8 12 (6.82%) Power Platform
9 9 (5.11%) PowerApps
10 5 (2.84%) SaaS
10 5 (2.84%) Serverless
11 4 (2.27%) Azure Service Bus
11 4 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (1.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 3 (1.70%) Azure Key Vault
12 3 (1.70%) Azure Sentinel
12 3 (1.70%) Azure Storage
13 2 (1.14%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 2 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (1.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 35 (19.89%) DNS
2 33 (18.75%) Firewall
3 27 (15.34%) Remote Desktop
4 24 (13.64%) Unified Communications
5 22 (12.50%) SSL
6 21 (11.93%) VPN
7 11 (6.25%) DHCP
8 9 (5.11%) Network Security
9 8 (4.55%) SAN
9 8 (4.55%) TCP/IP
10 7 (3.98%) NetScaler
10 7 (3.98%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (2.27%) HTTP
11 4 (2.27%) SMTP
11 4 (2.27%) VoIP
11 4 (2.27%) Wireless
12 3 (1.70%) Internet
12 3 (1.70%) IP Telephony
13 2 (1.14%) DKIM
13 2 (1.14%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.84%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.70%) Power BI
5 2 (1.14%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.57%) MS Access
6 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.70%) JIRA
2 2 (1.14%) MSI
General
1 38 (21.59%) Social Skills
2 29 (16.48%) Finance
3 13 (7.39%) Presentation Skills
4 8 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.98%) Documentation Skills
6 5 (2.84%) Legal
7 4 (2.27%) Marketing
7 4 (2.27%) Public Sector
7 4 (2.27%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.70%) Electronics
8 3 (1.70%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.14%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (1.14%) Wearables
10 1 (0.57%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.57%) Billing
10 1 (0.57%) Environmental Health
10 1 (0.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 33 (18.75%) Analyst
2 29 (16.48%) Support Analyst
3 28 (15.91%) Consultant
4 27 (15.34%) Architect
5 24 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
5 24 (13.64%) Senior Support Analyst
5 24 (13.64%) Support Engineer
6 22 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
7 19 (10.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 14 (7.95%) Cloud Consultant
9 13 (7.39%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 12 (6.82%) Microsoft 365 Architect
11 10 (5.68%) Applications Support
12 9 (5.11%) Windows Engineer
13 8 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 8 (4.55%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
13 8 (4.55%) Telephony Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.98%) .NET
2 5 (2.84%) Web Services
3 4 (2.27%) .NET Core
3 4 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.27%) RESTful
3 4 (2.27%) SOAP
3 4 (2.27%) XML
4 1 (0.57%) Azure Blueprints
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.39%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.82%) Public Cloud
3 7 (3.98%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.27%) User Experience
5 3 (1.70%) Cloud Native
5 3 (1.70%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.14%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.14%) Reinsurance
6 2 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.57%) BYOD
7 1 (0.57%) NHS
7 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 135 (76.70%) Windows
2 61 (34.66%) Windows 10
3 56 (31.82%) Windows Server
4 16 (9.09%) Linux
5 12 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (6.82%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (6.82%) Windows Server 2019
6 10 (5.68%) Apple iOS
7 9 (5.11%) Mac OS
8 8 (4.55%) Android
9 5 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.27%) SUSE
11 1 (0.57%) Unix
11 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (35.80%) ITIL
2 37 (21.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 37 (21.02%) Migration
3 29 (16.48%) Problem Management
4 28 (15.91%) Identity Access Management
4 28 (15.91%) Service Management
4 28 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 27 (15.34%) ITSM
6 26 (14.77%) Identity Management
6 26 (14.77%) Incident Management
7 20 (11.36%) Project Delivery
8 17 (9.66%) Application Packaging
9 16 (9.09%) Project Management
10 14 (7.95%) PRINCE2
11 13 (7.39%) Resource Allocation
12 12 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (6.82%) TOGAF
13 11 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (5.68%) Zachman Framework
15 9 (5.11%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 50 (28.41%) PowerShell
2 23 (13.07%) SQL
3 2 (1.14%) Python
4 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.98%) Degree
3 7 (3.98%) MCSE
4 6 (3.41%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.84%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.27%) CISA
6 4 (2.27%) CISM
6 4 (2.27%) CISSP
6 4 (2.27%) ISSAP
6 4 (2.27%) ISSEP
7 3 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.70%) TOGAF Certification
8 2 (1.14%) MCSA
9 1 (0.57%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.57%) CCNA
9 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.57%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.27%) COBIT
2 4 (2.27%) NIST
3 3 (1.70%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (1.70%) SLA
4 2 (1.14%) GDPR
4 2 (1.14%) SOC 2
5 1 (0.57%) PMO
5 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 90 (51.14%) Active Directory
2 81 (46.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 17 (9.66%) vSphere
5 14 (7.95%) XenDesktop
6 11 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (3.98%) Docker
7 7 (3.98%) XenApp
8 6 (3.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.14%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 46 (26.14%) SCCM
2 36 (20.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (4.55%) AirWatch
4 7 (3.98%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.84%) Ansible
6 3 (1.70%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (1.70%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.14%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.14%) Puppet
7 2 (1.14%) SCOM
7 2 (1.14%) Terraform
8 1 (0.57%) OPNET
8 1 (0.57%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.57%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 121 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 81 (46.02%) VMware
3 46 (26.14%) Citrix
4 16 (9.09%) Cisco
5 13 (7.39%) Zerto
6 9 (5.11%) Meraki
7 7 (3.98%) 3PAR
7 7 (3.98%) Brocade
7 7 (3.98%) Nimble Storage
8 5 (2.84%) Google
8 5 (2.84%) Veeam
9 4 (2.27%) Oracle
10 3 (1.70%) Apple
10 3 (1.70%) CyberArk
10 3 (1.70%) SAP
11 2 (1.14%) Asigra
11 2 (1.14%) Dell
11 2 (1.14%) F5
11 2 (1.14%) MobileIron
11 2 (1.14%) Splunk