Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK > England
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 708 889 838
Rank change year-on-year +181 -51 +197
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 155 172 337
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.07% 0.77% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 116 137 245
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +17.65%
10th Percentile £31,875 £29,300 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,750 £71,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +17.65%

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 14,535 22,372 22,795
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.47% 16.80% 14.13%
Number of salaries quoted 11,867 18,275 18,556
Median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%

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 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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 +151 92 £55,000 +10.00% 8
South East +136 31 £38,750 +13.59% 6
North of England +115 13 £62,500 +43.68%
Midlands +79 13 £62,500 +62.34%
West Midlands +77 8 £62,500 +4.17%
Yorkshire +94 6 £70,000 +72.84%
East Midlands +60 5 £27,500 -28.57%
North East - 4 £31,500 -
East of England +89 3 £52,500 -27.59%
North West +68 3 £62,500 +34.41%
South West +43 3 £55,000 -8.33% 3
Virtual Desktop
UK

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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.

1 106 (68.39%) Windows
2 90 (58.06%) Microsoft
3 67 (43.23%) Citrix
4 63 (40.65%) Active Directory
5 62 (40.00%) VMware
5 62 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 62 (40.00%) Office 365
6 59 (38.06%) Windows 10
7 58 (37.42%) ITIL
8 56 (36.13%) SCCM
9 41 (26.45%) Finance
9 41 (26.45%) Windows Server
10 38 (24.52%) Azure
11 36 (23.23%) PowerShell
12 34 (21.94%) XenApp
12 34 (21.94%) Microsoft Office
13 32 (20.65%) LAN
14 28 (18.06%) SharePoint
14 28 (18.06%) Microsoft Intune
15 25 (16.13%) WAN
15 25 (16.13%) SQL Server
16 23 (14.84%) XenDesktop
16 23 (14.84%) Problem-Solving
17 22 (14.19%) Windows 7
17 22 (14.19%) VMware ESXi
17 22 (14.19%) SLA
18 21 (13.55%) TCP/IP
18 21 (13.55%) AWS
19 20 (12.90%) Mac OS X
20 19 (12.26%) Apple

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 28 (18.06%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.52%) Skype for Business
3 6 (3.87%) Mendix
3 6 (3.87%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (3.23%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.65%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 34 (21.94%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.52%) Elite 3E
2 6 (3.87%) Carpe Diem
2 6 (3.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.65%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 62 (40.00%) Office 365
2 38 (24.52%) Azure
3 21 (13.55%) AWS
4 13 (8.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (7.74%) Power Platform
6 8 (5.16%) SaaS
7 7 (4.52%) IaaS
8 6 (3.87%) OneDrive
8 6 (3.87%) PowerApps
9 5 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (3.23%) Amazon S3
9 5 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (3.23%) Serverless
10 4 (2.58%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.65%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 32 (20.65%) LAN
2 25 (16.13%) WAN
3 21 (13.55%) TCP/IP
4 18 (11.61%) DNS
5 16 (10.32%) DHCP
6 15 (9.68%) NetScaler
7 14 (9.03%) Remote Desktop
8 11 (7.10%) Intranet
9 10 (6.45%) Internet
9 10 (6.45%) IP Telephony
9 10 (6.45%) Wireless
10 8 (5.16%) SAN
10 8 (5.16%) Skype
11 7 (4.52%) Firewall
12 6 (3.87%) Reverse Proxy
12 6 (3.87%) VSAN
12 6 (3.87%) WLAN
13 4 (2.58%) Cisco Firepower
13 4 (2.58%) Unified Communications
13 4 (2.58%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (3.87%) Power BI
4 5 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.94%) MSI
2 1 (0.65%) Ranorex
General
1 41 (26.45%) Finance
2 15 (9.68%) Retail
3 5 (3.23%) Law
4 4 (2.58%) Legal
4 4 (2.58%) Marketing
4 4 (2.58%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (12.90%) Desktop Support
2 19 (12.26%) Analyst
3 16 (10.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (9.68%) Architect
4 15 (9.68%) Wintel Engineer
5 13 (8.39%) Support Engineer
5 13 (8.39%) Support Manager
6 12 (7.74%) Consultant
7 10 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
8 8 (5.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (5.16%) Change Analyst
8 8 (5.16%) Desktop Engineer
8 8 (5.16%) Technical Consultant
8 8 (5.16%) VMware Consultant
9 7 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.52%) Senior Wintel Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) Transition Analyst
10 6 (3.87%) Change Manager
10 6 (3.87%) Citrix Consultant
10 6 (3.87%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.52%) LDAP
1 7 (4.52%) ODBC
1 7 (4.52%) SAML
2 5 (3.23%) .NET
2 5 (3.23%) boto
3 4 (2.58%) XMPP
4 2 (1.29%) JSON
4 2 (1.29%) Web Services
5 1 (0.65%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.68%) User Experience
2 13 (8.39%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.39%) Mobile App
3 12 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.10%) Management Information System
4 11 (7.10%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (5.81%) Clustering
5 9 (5.81%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (5.16%) CMDB
6 8 (5.16%) Replication
7 7 (4.52%) iPad
7 7 (4.52%) iPhone
8 6 (3.87%) Driving Licence
9 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Licensing
9 5 (3.23%) Public Cloud
9 5 (3.23%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.29%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.29%) NHS
10 2 (1.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 106 (68.39%) Windows
2 59 (38.06%) Windows 10
3 41 (26.45%) Windows Server
4 22 (14.19%) Windows 7
5 20 (12.90%) Mac OS X
6 13 (8.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (6.45%) Android
7 10 (6.45%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (5.16%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (4.52%) Windows Phone
10 4 (2.58%) Linux
11 3 (1.94%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.94%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.29%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.29%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.65%) Unix
13 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (37.42%) ITIL
2 23 (14.84%) Problem-Solving
3 19 (12.26%) ITIL V3
4 17 (10.97%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (10.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 17 (10.97%) Technical Leadership
5 15 (9.68%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 13 (8.39%) Change Management
6 13 (8.39%) Service Delivery
6 13 (8.39%) Service Management
6 13 (8.39%) Validation
7 12 (7.74%) Configuration Management
7 12 (7.74%) CRM
7 12 (7.74%) Project Delivery
8 11 (7.10%) Mobile Device Management
8 11 (7.10%) Presales
8 11 (7.10%) Project Management
9 10 (6.45%) Data Protection
9 10 (6.45%) ITSM
9 10 (6.45%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 36 (23.23%) PowerShell
2 17 (10.97%) SQL
3 6 (3.87%) T-SQL
3 6 (3.87%) VB
4 5 (3.23%) C
4 5 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (8.39%) DV Cleared
1 13 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.10%) MCSA
2 11 (7.10%) MCSE
3 9 (5.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 9 (5.81%) MOS
4 8 (5.16%) Degree
5 6 (3.87%) VCAP
5 6 (3.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (3.23%) VCDX
7 2 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.29%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.65%) CISA
8 1 (0.65%) CISSP
8 1 (0.65%) MCDST
8 1 (0.65%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.19%) SLA
2 7 (4.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.23%) PMO
4 3 (1.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 63 (40.65%) Active Directory
2 62 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (21.94%) XenApp
4 23 (14.84%) XenDesktop
5 22 (14.19%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (9.68%) Hyper-V
7 13 (8.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (7.74%) vSphere
9 11 (7.10%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (5.16%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (4.52%) Xen
12 6 (3.87%) Terminal Services
12 6 (3.87%) vCloud
12 6 (3.87%) VMware NSX
12 6 (3.87%) VMware Server
13 4 (2.58%) DFS Replication
14 2 (1.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 56 (36.13%) SCCM
2 28 (18.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (5.16%) AirWatch
3 8 (5.16%) WSUS
4 7 (4.52%) vCenter Server
5 6 (3.87%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 6 (3.87%) XenMobile
6 5 (3.23%) SCOM
7 4 (2.58%) SCDPM
7 4 (2.58%) SCSM
7 4 (2.58%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.94%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.29%) Ansible
9 2 (1.29%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (1.29%) SCOrch
9 2 (1.29%) Terraform
10 1 (0.65%) vRealize
Vendors
1 90 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 67 (43.23%) Citrix
3 62 (40.00%) VMware
4 19 (12.26%) Apple
5 14 (9.03%) Cisco
5 14 (9.03%) NetApp
6 11 (7.10%) Wyse
7 10 (6.45%) Avaya
7 10 (6.45%) Polycom
8 8 (5.16%) SolarWinds
9 7 (4.52%) Dell
9 7 (4.52%) iManage
9 7 (4.52%) Intapp
10 6 (3.87%) EMC
10 6 (3.87%) MobileIron
10 6 (3.87%) Veeam
10 6 (3.87%) Zerto
11 4 (2.58%) McAfee
11 4 (2.58%) Oracle
12 2 (1.29%) Reuters