Period
to 4 March 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 4 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
England > London
6 months to
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 512 641 676
Rank change year-on-year +129 +35 +3
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 36 79 111
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 0.65% 0.89% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 40 76 89
Median annual salary £56,250 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% - -4.35%
10th Percentile £40,000 £30,375 £30,650
90th Percentile £80,000 £81,250 £84,250
England median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -14.29% -12.50% +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 5,510 8,896 10,101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.43% 17.56% 16.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4,568 7,455 8,530
Median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £40,000 £30,000 £30,000
90th Percentile £100,000 £96,250 £92,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +115 13 £52,500 +23.53% 1
East London - 1 £65,000 - 2
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 30 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 29 (80.56%) Azure
3 25 (69.44%) Windows
4 21 (58.33%) Microsoft 365
5 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
6 12 (33.33%) Migration
7 11 (30.56%) VMware
7 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (27.78%) SQL
8 10 (27.78%) SharePoint
8 10 (27.78%) MS Exchange
9 8 (22.22%) ITIL
9 8 (22.22%) Citrix
9 8 (22.22%) Finance
9 8 (22.22%) PowerShell
9 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (19.44%) IaaS
10 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
10 7 (19.44%) Windows 10
11 6 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (16.67%) Project Management
11 6 (16.67%) Firewall
11 6 (16.67%) Cisco
12 5 (13.89%) LAN
12 5 (13.89%) VoIP
12 5 (13.89%) WAN
12 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
12 5 (13.89%) SCCM
12 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 10 (27.78%) MS Exchange
1 10 (27.78%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (80.56%) Azure
2 21 (58.33%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (19.44%) IaaS
4 6 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (11.11%) PaaS
5 4 (11.11%) SaaS
6 3 (8.33%) AWS
7 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (5.56%) OneDrive
7 2 (5.56%) Power Platform
8 1 (2.78%) GCP
8 1 (2.78%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) Firewall
2 5 (13.89%) LAN
2 5 (13.89%) VoIP
2 5 (13.89%) WAN
3 4 (11.11%) DNS
4 3 (8.33%) DHCP
4 3 (8.33%) MPLS
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (5.56%) NetScaler
5 2 (5.56%) Skype
5 2 (5.56%) Softphone
5 2 (5.56%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.78%) Network Security
6 1 (2.78%) PBX
6 1 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (5.56%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.78%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MSI
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Legal
3 2 (5.56%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Environmental Health
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Support Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Applications Support
2 6 (16.67%) Architect
3 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Azure Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) IT Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 3 (8.33%) User Experience
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.56%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.56%) Wiki
4 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.78%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) Windows
2 7 (19.44%) Windows 10
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2016
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) Android
5 1 (2.78%) Linux
5 1 (2.78%) VMS
5 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Migration
2 8 (22.22%) ITIL
3 6 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (16.67%) Project Management
4 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (11.11%) DevOps
5 4 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.33%) Architectural Design
6 3 (8.33%) Business Continuity
6 3 (8.33%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 3 (8.33%) ITIL V3
6 3 (8.33%) ITSM
6 3 (8.33%) Patch Management
6 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.33%) Service Management
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
2 8 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
1 3 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) MCSE
3 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) PMO
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
2 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.56%) BitLocker
4 2 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.78%) Docker
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (13.89%) SCCM
3 3 (8.33%) vCenter Server
4 2 (5.56%) CASB
5 1 (2.78%) Ansible
5 1 (2.78%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.78%) SCOM
5 1 (2.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (30.56%) VMware
3 8 (22.22%) Citrix
4 6 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (8.33%) HP
5 3 (8.33%) Lotus
6 2 (5.56%) Apple
6 2 (5.56%) CA
6 2 (5.56%) Canon
6 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.56%) Mitel
6 2 (5.56%) Netskope
6 2 (5.56%) RightFax
6 2 (5.56%) Sophos
7 1 (2.78%) Dell
7 1 (2.78%) McAfee
7 1 (2.78%) Qualys
7 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow