Period
to 13 December 2019

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 13 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK > England
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 825 881 932
Rank change year-on-year +56 +51 +87
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 192 235 258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 0.90% 1.02% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 164 187 208
England median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £35,500 £31,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £73,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +25.00%

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 21,316 23,004 21,931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.35% 15.54% 13.00%
Number of salaries quoted 17,628 18,819 18,364
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in England

Virtual Desktop
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop in England.

Salary trend for Virtual Desktop in England

Virtual Desktop
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop in England over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

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 13 December 2019. 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 +59 77 £55,000 - 7
Midlands +41 27 £38,500 -16.30% 3
South West -13 25 £70,000 +7.69% 1
South East +19 24 £70,000 +9.80% 8
North of England +60 20 £33,750 -12.34% 7
North West +53 20 £33,750 -18.86% 5
East Midlands +32 20 £37,500 -14.29% 1
East of England - 17 £50,000 - 3
West Midlands +38 7 £45,000 -2.17% 2
Virtual Desktop
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, 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.

1 151 (78.65%) Windows
2 119 (61.98%) Citrix
3 115 (59.90%) VMware
3 115 (59.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 106 (55.21%) Microsoft
5 105 (54.69%) Active Directory
6 88 (45.83%) Windows 10
7 72 (37.50%) Windows Server
8 62 (32.29%) Office 365
9 58 (30.21%) ITIL
10 53 (27.60%) SCCM
11 49 (25.52%) Azure
12 43 (22.40%) Windows 7
13 42 (21.88%) PowerShell
14 37 (19.27%) Hyper-V
14 37 (19.27%) XenApp
14 37 (19.27%) Windows Server 2012
15 36 (18.75%) Change Management
16 35 (18.23%) Cisco
17 32 (16.67%) XenDesktop
18 31 (16.15%) Microsoft Office
19 28 (14.58%) Microsoft App-V
20 27 (14.06%) AWS
20 27 (14.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 25 (13.02%) LAN
21 25 (13.02%) WAN
21 25 (13.02%) DNS
22 24 (12.50%) Project Management
22 24 (12.50%) Finance
22 24 (12.50%) Architectural Design

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 14 (7.29%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.77%) IBM Domino
2 13 (6.77%) IBM Notes
3 9 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.56%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.04%) IIS
8 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 31 (16.15%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (7.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) assyst
1 2 (1.04%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 62 (32.29%) Office 365
2 49 (25.52%) Azure
3 27 (14.06%) AWS
4 22 (11.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (4.69%) Amazon S3
5 9 (4.69%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (4.69%) AWS Lambda
5 9 (4.69%) Serverless
6 3 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (1.56%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.52%) GCP
7 1 (0.52%) IaaS
7 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (13.02%) DNS
1 25 (13.02%) LAN
1 25 (13.02%) WAN
2 22 (11.46%) DHCP
3 20 (10.42%) TCP/IP
4 19 (9.90%) NetScaler
5 17 (8.85%) Firewall
6 15 (7.81%) Remote Desktop
7 14 (7.29%) Software-Defined Networking
8 13 (6.77%) VPN
9 9 (4.69%) Wireless
10 7 (3.65%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (2.60%) Intranet
11 5 (2.60%) IP Telephony
12 4 (2.08%) BGP
12 4 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (2.08%) Internet
12 4 (2.08%) iSCSI
12 4 (2.08%) Network Security
12 4 (2.08%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (9.38%) MSI
2 1 (0.52%) Git (software)
General
1 24 (12.50%) Finance
2 19 (9.90%) Public Sector
3 12 (6.25%) Law
3 12 (6.25%) Marketing
4 9 (4.69%) Legal
4 9 (4.69%) Retail
5 7 (3.65%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.08%) Local Government
7 2 (1.04%) Back Office
7 2 (1.04%) Electronics
7 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.04%) Military
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (25.52%) Analyst
2 26 (13.54%) Architect
3 21 (10.94%) 2nd Line Support
3 21 (10.94%) Citrix Engineer
4 20 (10.42%) Support Analyst
5 19 (9.90%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 19 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (9.90%) Service Analyst
5 19 (9.90%) Service Desk Analyst
6 17 (8.85%) Solutions Architect
7 15 (7.81%) Consultant
8 12 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (5.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 9 (4.69%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (4.69%) Wintel Engineer
11 8 (4.17%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (4.17%) Cloud Software Engineer
11 8 (4.17%) Software Engineer
12 7 (3.65%) Support Engineer
12 7 (3.65%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.69%) boto
2 8 (4.17%) XML
3 3 (1.56%) XMPP
3 3 (1.56%) X-Windows
4 2 (1.04%) .NET
4 2 (1.04%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.52%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.52%) JSON
5 1 (0.52%) LDAP
5 1 (0.52%) Node.js
5 1 (0.52%) React
5 1 (0.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.85%) Hybrid Cloud
2 12 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (3.65%) User Experience
5 5 (2.60%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.60%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.60%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.60%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.08%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.08%) Replication
7 3 (1.56%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.56%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.04%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.52%) BYOD
9 1 (0.52%) NHS
9 1 (0.52%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 151 (78.65%) Windows
2 88 (45.83%) Windows 10
3 72 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 43 (22.40%) Windows 7
5 37 (19.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (8.33%) Linux
7 9 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.08%) Mac OS X
8 4 (2.08%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.56%) Android
9 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.56%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (30.21%) ITIL
2 36 (18.75%) Change Management
3 27 (14.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (12.50%) Architectural Design
4 24 (12.50%) Project Management
5 21 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
6 20 (10.42%) Data Protection
7 19 (9.90%) Presales
8 18 (9.38%) Technical Architecture
9 17 (8.85%) Security Monitoring
10 16 (8.33%) Service Delivery
11 14 (7.29%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (7.29%) Enterprise Architecture
11 14 (7.29%) Logistics
11 14 (7.29%) PRINCE2
11 14 (7.29%) Service Management
11 14 (7.29%) TOGAF
12 13 (6.77%) ArchiMate
13 12 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (6.25%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 42 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 9 (4.69%) C
2 9 (4.69%) Python
3 7 (3.65%) SQL
4 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (9.38%) MCSE
4 14 (7.29%) MCSA
4 14 (7.29%) TOGAF Certification
5 13 (6.77%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (5.73%) MCP
7 10 (5.21%) Degree
7 10 (5.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (3.13%) CCA
8 6 (3.13%) CCNP
8 6 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.60%) MCDST
9 5 (2.60%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.56%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.04%) VCAP
11 2 (1.04%) VCDX
11 2 (1.04%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.98%) SLA
2 16 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 115 (59.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 105 (54.69%) Active Directory
3 37 (19.27%) Hyper-V
3 37 (19.27%) XenApp
4 32 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 28 (14.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (9.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 10 (5.21%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (4.69%) Terminal Services
9 8 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (3.65%) BitLocker
11 6 (3.13%) vSphere
12 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 53 (27.60%) SCCM
2 21 (10.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (9.90%) vRealize
4 14 (7.29%) SCOM
5 11 (5.73%) AirWatch
6 8 (4.17%) SCSM
7 7 (3.65%) vCenter Server
8 4 (2.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (2.08%) SCDPM
8 4 (2.08%) SCOrch
8 4 (2.08%) SCVMM
8 4 (2.08%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (1.56%) Sysprep
9 3 (1.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 119 (61.98%) Citrix
2 115 (59.90%) VMware
3 106 (55.21%) Microsoft
4 35 (18.23%) Cisco
5 20 (10.42%) Ivanti
6 13 (6.77%) Lotus
6 13 (6.77%) Wyse
7 9 (4.69%) SolarWinds
8 7 (3.65%) Bloomberg
8 7 (3.65%) McAfee
8 7 (3.65%) Reuters
8 7 (3.65%) Veeam
9 6 (3.13%) NetApp
10 5 (2.60%) iManage
10 5 (2.60%) Sophos
11 4 (2.08%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.08%) EMC
11 4 (2.08%) Intel
11 4 (2.08%) MobileIron
12 3 (1.56%) Shavlik