Period
to 25 August 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 25 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
UK > England
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 870 845 971
Rank change year-on-year -25 +126 +84
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 196 303 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.86% 1.30% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 166 204 155
England median annual salary £53,750 £53,750 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +16.85% +15.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,721 £28,550
90th Percentile £71,875 £72,500 £71,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £51,250 £46,000
% change year-on-year +7.32% +11.41% +15.00%

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 22,890 23,333 21,357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 17.52% 14.72% 12.83%
Number of salaries quoted 18,753 18,991 18,063
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 £81,250 £75,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +66 77 £60,000 +20.00% 2
South West -14 47 £60,000 +9.09% 15
North of England +45 22 £40,000 +5.96% 7
South East -9 21 £54,375 -1.14% 6
Midlands +52 20 £38,500 -14.44% 9
North West +45 19 £40,250 +4.55% 7
East Midlands +35 12 £38,500 -18.95% 6
West Midlands +27 8 £45,000 +38.46% 3
Yorkshire +7 6 £40,500 +9.46%
East of England +53 5 £50,000 +11.11% 4
North East - 1 £65,000 -
Virtual Desktop
UK

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 175 (89.29%) Windows
2 131 (66.84%) Active Directory
3 127 (64.80%) Microsoft
4 109 (55.61%) VMware
4 109 (55.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 108 (55.10%) Windows 10
6 104 (53.06%) Citrix
7 90 (45.92%) Office 365
8 89 (45.41%) Windows Server
9 82 (41.84%) SCCM
10 79 (40.31%) Azure
11 72 (36.73%) Windows 7
12 63 (32.14%) PowerShell
13 58 (29.59%) Windows Server 2012
14 53 (27.04%) XenApp
15 39 (19.90%) Cisco
15 39 (19.90%) Security Cleared
16 38 (19.39%) Project Management
17 37 (18.88%) Linux
18 36 (18.37%) Hybrid Cloud
19 35 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 35 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
19 35 (17.86%) SCOM
20 34 (17.35%) Enterprise Architecture
21 33 (16.84%) AWS
21 33 (16.84%) ITIL
21 33 (16.84%) Finance
21 33 (16.84%) vRealize
22 32 (16.33%) Security Monitoring
22 32 (16.33%) Data Protection

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 19 (9.69%) SharePoint
2 17 (8.67%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (4.59%) IIS
5 8 (4.08%) IBM Notes
5 8 (4.08%) Skype for Business
6 6 (3.06%) IBM Domino
7 4 (2.04%) Apache
7 4 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 35 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (13.78%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.59%) Carpe Diem
2 2 (1.02%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.51%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 90 (45.92%) Office 365
2 79 (40.31%) Azure
3 33 (16.84%) AWS
4 18 (9.18%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (7.65%) IaaS
6 12 (6.12%) OpenDNS
7 8 (4.08%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 5 (2.55%) SaaS
9 4 (2.04%) Azure Stack
10 3 (1.53%) PaaS
11 2 (1.02%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.51%) GCP
12 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.51%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.80%) WAN
2 27 (13.78%) Software-Defined Networking
3 24 (12.24%) DNS
3 24 (12.24%) LAN
4 23 (11.73%) TCP/IP
5 19 (9.69%) VPN
6 17 (8.67%) DHCP
7 16 (8.16%) Remote Desktop
8 15 (7.65%) Firewall
8 15 (7.65%) NetScaler
9 12 (6.12%) Network Security
10 11 (5.61%) Intranet
11 10 (5.10%) Internet
12 9 (4.59%) Skype
13 8 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (4.08%) Unified Communications
14 5 (2.55%) IP Telephony
14 5 (2.55%) VLAN
14 5 (2.55%) WAAS
15 4 (2.04%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.04%) MySQL
3 2 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.02%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.51%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (4.08%) MSI
2 5 (2.55%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.02%) JIRA
General
1 33 (16.84%) Finance
2 31 (15.82%) Public Sector
3 16 (8.16%) Legal
4 13 (6.63%) Law
5 8 (4.08%) Retail
6 7 (3.57%) Marketing
7 6 (3.06%) Banking
8 4 (2.04%) Aerospace
8 4 (2.04%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.02%) Back Office
9 2 (1.02%) Electronics
9 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.02%) Military
10 1 (0.51%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 45 (22.96%) Architect
2 36 (18.37%) Analyst
3 35 (17.86%) Solutions Architect
4 31 (15.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (12.24%) Citrix Engineer
6 15 (7.65%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (7.65%) Cloud Engineer
7 14 (7.14%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
7 14 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 14 (7.14%) Support Analyst
8 13 (6.63%) Service Analyst
8 13 (6.63%) Service Desk Analyst
8 13 (6.63%) Windows Engineer
9 12 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 11 (5.61%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (5.61%) Senior Architect
10 11 (5.61%) Wintel Engineer
11 10 (5.10%) Consultant
11 10 (5.10%) Senior Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.57%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.06%) JSON
1 6 (3.06%) LDAP
2 4 (2.04%) Web Services
3 3 (1.53%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.02%) XML
5 1 (0.51%) Node.js
5 1 (0.51%) React
5 1 (0.51%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.37%) Hybrid Cloud
2 20 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.63%) Data Centre
4 12 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.55%) FlexPod
5 5 (2.55%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.55%) User Experience
6 4 (2.04%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (2.04%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.04%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.04%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.53%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.02%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.02%) iSeries
8 2 (1.02%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.02%) Replication
8 2 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 175 (89.29%) Windows
2 108 (55.10%) Windows 10
3 89 (45.41%) Windows Server
4 72 (36.73%) Windows 7
5 58 (29.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (18.88%) Linux
7 4 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.53%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.53%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.53%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.02%) CentOS
9 2 (1.02%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (19.39%) Project Management
2 35 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 34 (17.35%) Enterprise Architecture
4 33 (16.84%) ITIL
5 32 (16.33%) Data Protection
5 32 (16.33%) Security Monitoring
5 32 (16.33%) Technical Architecture
6 31 (15.82%) TOGAF
7 30 (15.31%) Service Delivery
8 27 (13.78%) PRINCE2
9 26 (13.27%) ArchiMate
9 26 (13.27%) Architectural Design
10 25 (12.76%) Service Management
11 24 (12.24%) MODAF
11 24 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (11.22%) Change Management
13 18 (9.18%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (8.16%) Application Packaging
14 16 (8.16%) Mentoring
15 15 (7.65%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 63 (32.14%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.10%) SQL
3 4 (2.04%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.53%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.02%) C
6 1 (0.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 39 (19.90%) Security Cleared
2 27 (13.78%) TOGAF Certification
3 19 (9.69%) DV Cleared
3 19 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (7.14%) MCSA
4 14 (7.14%) MCSE
5 10 (5.10%) Degree
6 8 (4.08%) CCA
6 8 (4.08%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.06%) VCAP
9 5 (2.55%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.04%) CCNA
10 4 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.53%) CCNP
11 3 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.51%) MCP
13 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.51%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.65%) SLA
2 10 (5.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.53%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 131 (66.84%) Active Directory
2 109 (55.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (27.04%) XenApp
4 28 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 28 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 22 (11.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (6.12%) VMware Workstation
7 10 (5.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 9 (4.59%) VMware NSX
9 7 (3.57%) BitLocker
10 6 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (3.06%) vSphere
11 3 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (1.02%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (1.02%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.51%) Docker
13 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 82 (41.84%) SCCM
2 35 (17.86%) SCOM
3 33 (16.84%) vRealize
4 28 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (4.08%) SCVMM
6 7 (3.57%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.04%) Nessus
7 4 (2.04%) SCSM
7 4 (2.04%) Terraform
8 3 (1.53%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.02%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.51%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.51%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 127 (64.80%) Microsoft
2 109 (55.61%) VMware
3 104 (53.06%) Citrix
4 39 (19.90%) Cisco
5 18 (9.18%) HP
6 15 (7.65%) Sophos
7 10 (5.10%) Ivanti
8 9 (4.59%) iManage
9 8 (4.08%) Adobe
9 8 (4.08%) Lotus
9 8 (4.08%) Veeam
10 7 (3.57%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.06%) McAfee
12 5 (2.55%) NetApp
13 4 (2.04%) Wyse
14 3 (1.53%) CyberArk
14 3 (1.53%) Dell
14 3 (1.53%) EMC
14 3 (1.53%) Intapp
14 3 (1.53%) Sun