Period
to 30 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London 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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
England > London
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 611 476 684
Rank change year-on-year -135 +208 +48
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 74 75 82
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.26% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.82% 1.42% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 65 63 71
10th Percentile £37,050 £39,000 £30,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £44,875 £36,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £53,000 £57,500 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.83% -4.17% +14.29%
75th Percentile £71,250 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £75,000 £82,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year - -8.33% +20.00%

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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 8,995 5,290 9,887
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.85% 18.58% 17.31%
Number of salaries quoted 5,768 4,568 8,354
10th Percentile £38,675 £37,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £43,063
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £67,500 £63,451
Median % change year-on-year +3.70% +6.38% +8.46%
75th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £105,000 £100,000 £97,500
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% +2.04%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Virtual Desktop as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in London

Virtual Desktop
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Desktop in London.

Salary trend for Virtual Desktop in London

Virtual Desktop
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Desktop in London over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in London

Virtual Desktop
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop within the London region over the 6 months to 30 July 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
Central London -34 10 £43,000 -25.22% 13
South London -3 3 £42,500 +37.10% 1
East London - 1 £65,000 - 1
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 London region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 65 (87.84%) Windows
2 61 (82.43%) Microsoft
3 60 (81.08%) Azure
4 49 (66.22%) Microsoft 365
5 38 (51.35%) Active Directory
6 37 (50.00%) Windows 10
7 36 (48.65%) VPN
8 35 (47.30%) Microsoft Intune
9 33 (44.59%) VMware Infrastructure
9 33 (44.59%) VMware
10 31 (41.89%) Windows Server
11 29 (39.19%) PowerShell
12 27 (36.49%) ITIL
13 25 (33.78%) Finance
14 23 (31.08%) Azure Active Directory
15 21 (28.38%) Citrix
16 20 (27.03%) SharePoint
16 20 (27.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 18 (24.32%) Social Skills
18 17 (22.97%) Microsoft Office
19 16 (21.62%) Firewall
19 16 (21.62%) OneDrive
19 16 (21.62%) SCCM
20 15 (20.27%) IaaS
20 15 (20.27%) Wi-Fi
20 15 (20.27%) SQL Server
21 13 (17.57%) Cisco
21 13 (17.57%) Migration
21 13 (17.57%) vSphere
21 13 (17.57%) XenDesktop

Virtual Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 20 (27.03%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.76%) Confluence
3 3 (4.05%) IIS
4 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.35%) nginx
5 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (22.97%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 60 (81.08%) Azure
2 49 (66.22%) Microsoft 365
3 23 (31.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (21.62%) OneDrive
5 15 (20.27%) IaaS
6 11 (14.86%) PaaS
7 6 (8.11%) SaaS
8 5 (6.76%) AWS
8 5 (6.76%) Azure Storage
8 5 (6.76%) Power Platform
9 3 (4.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 3 (4.05%) GitHub
10 2 (2.70%) Azure App Service
10 2 (2.70%) Azure Logic Apps
10 2 (2.70%) Azure Service Bus
10 2 (2.70%) Power Automate
10 2 (2.70%) PowerApps
11 1 (1.35%) Azure Key Vault
11 1 (1.35%) GCP
11 1 (1.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 36 (48.65%) VPN
2 16 (21.62%) Firewall
3 15 (20.27%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (16.22%) SAN
5 11 (14.86%) NetScaler
6 7 (9.46%) DNS
7 5 (6.76%) TCP/IP
8 4 (5.41%) DHCP
8 4 (5.41%) Network Security
9 3 (4.05%) Internet
9 3 (4.05%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (2.70%) LAN
10 2 (2.70%) WAN
11 1 (1.35%) Skype
11 1 (1.35%) WebEx
11 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) Power BI
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.35%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.35%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (1.35%) MS Access
4 1 (1.35%) MySQL
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (10.81%) JIRA
2 5 (6.76%) Bitbucket
2 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.76%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.76%) SonarQube
2 5 (6.76%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (6.76%) Visual Studio Code
3 3 (4.05%) MSI
General
1 25 (33.78%) Finance
2 18 (24.32%) Social Skills
3 6 (8.11%) Billing
3 6 (8.11%) Documentation Skills
4 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.41%) Marketing
5 4 (5.41%) Presentation Skills
5 4 (5.41%) Public Sector
6 3 (4.05%) Electronics
6 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.70%) Legal
8 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.35%) Organisational Skills
8 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (27.03%) Azure Engineer
2 16 (21.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 16 (21.62%) Cloud Engineer
3 13 (17.57%) Consultant
3 13 (17.57%) Windows Engineer
4 12 (16.22%) Support Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
6 7 (9.46%) Azure Consultant
7 6 (8.11%) IT Support
7 6 (8.11%) Technical Leader
7 6 (8.11%) Technical Specialist
8 5 (6.76%) Architect
8 5 (6.76%) Cloud Consultant
8 5 (6.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
9 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Graph
2 2 (2.70%) REST
2 2 (2.70%) SOAP
3 1 (1.35%) Azure Blueprints
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Private Cloud
2 9 (12.16%) Data Centre
3 8 (10.81%) Public Cloud
4 6 (8.11%) Reinsurance
5 4 (5.41%) BYOD
6 3 (4.05%) User Experience
7 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.70%) Replication
8 1 (1.35%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.35%) NHS
8 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 65 (87.84%) Windows
2 37 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 31 (41.89%) Windows Server
4 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (8.11%) Linux
5 6 (8.11%) Mac OS
6 5 (6.76%) Android
6 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (5.41%) Apple iOS
8 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2019
9 2 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.35%) Unix
10 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.49%) ITIL
2 20 (27.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 13 (17.57%) Migration
4 11 (14.86%) Cybersecurity
4 11 (14.86%) DevOps
4 11 (14.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (12.16%) Service Management
6 8 (10.81%) ITSM
6 8 (10.81%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 7 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (9.46%) IT Strategy
8 6 (8.11%) Computer Science
8 6 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
8 6 (8.11%) SIEM
9 5 (6.76%) Antivirus Management
9 5 (6.76%) Blue-Green Deployment
9 5 (6.76%) Budgeting and Forecasting
9 5 (6.76%) Cost Management
9 5 (6.76%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (39.19%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.81%) SQL
3 3 (4.05%) Python
4 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Degree
2 6 (8.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.41%) CCNA
3 4 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.05%) MCSA
5 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.70%) MCSE
5 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) CBAP
6 1 (1.35%) MCITP
6 1 (1.35%) MCP
6 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) SLA
2 2 (2.70%) PMO
3 1 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 38 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 33 (44.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (17.57%) vSphere
3 13 (17.57%) XenDesktop
4 7 (9.46%) Hyper-V
5 6 (8.11%) Docker
6 4 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.70%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 35 (47.30%) Microsoft Intune
2 16 (21.62%) SCCM
3 12 (16.22%) AirWatch
4 6 (8.11%) Jamf Pro
4 6 (8.11%) Kubernetes
5 5 (6.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 4 (5.41%) Terraform
7 3 (4.05%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (2.70%) Ansible
9 1 (1.35%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (1.35%) PaperCut
9 1 (1.35%) Puppet
9 1 (1.35%) SCOM
9 1 (1.35%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 61 (82.43%) Microsoft
2 33 (44.59%) VMware
3 21 (28.38%) Citrix
4 13 (17.57%) Cisco
5 12 (16.22%) Meraki
6 11 (14.86%) 3PAR
6 11 (14.86%) Brocade
6 11 (14.86%) Nimble Storage
7 6 (8.11%) F5
7 6 (8.11%) ServiceNow
8 5 (6.76%) Atlassian
8 5 (6.76%) HP
8 5 (6.76%) Sonatype
9 4 (5.41%) Ivanti
10 3 (4.05%) SAP
11 2 (2.70%) Dell
11 2 (2.70%) Speakerbus
12 1 (1.35%) CA
12 1 (1.35%) Google
12 1 (1.35%) Oracle