Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
England > London
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 554 567 678
Rank change year-on-year +13 +111 +19
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 48 93 88
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 0.71% 1.27% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 43 80 74
10th Percentile £37,750 £38,700 £30,500
25th Percentile £44,375 £41,250 £31,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -20.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £65,938
90th Percentile £79,750 £77,625 £82,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £58,500
% change year-on-year -14.29% -10.26% +11.43%

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 6,748 7,326 9,718
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.04% 18.11% 16.60%
Number of salaries quoted 5,166 6,182 8,184
10th Percentile £38,750 £32,500 £30,000
25th Percentile £52,500 £46,250 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +8.70%
75th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,188
90th Percentile £100,000 £100,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 +30 5 £46,250 +8.82% 6
South London +12 3 £42,500 +37.10% 3
East London - 1 £65,000 - 1
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 42 (87.50%) Windows
1 42 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 39 (81.25%) Azure
3 29 (60.42%) Microsoft 365
4 22 (45.83%) Active Directory
5 21 (43.75%) VMware
5 21 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (41.67%) Windows 10
7 19 (39.58%) Microsoft Intune
7 19 (39.58%) Finance
8 18 (37.50%) ITIL
8 18 (37.50%) Windows Server
9 17 (35.42%) PowerShell
10 16 (33.33%) VPN
11 15 (31.25%) SharePoint
12 14 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 14 (29.17%) Azure Active Directory
13 13 (27.08%) OneDrive
13 13 (27.08%) Social Skills
14 12 (25.00%) Citrix
14 12 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
15 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
15 10 (20.83%) vSphere
16 9 (18.75%) XenDesktop
16 9 (18.75%) AirWatch
16 9 (18.75%) Firewall
17 8 (16.67%) Cisco
17 8 (16.67%) SAN
17 8 (16.67%) SQL
17 8 (16.67%) Brocade

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 15 (31.25%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 39 (81.25%) Azure
2 29 (60.42%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (29.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (27.08%) OneDrive
5 8 (16.67%) IaaS
6 6 (12.50%) PaaS
7 4 (8.33%) AWS
7 4 (8.33%) Azure Storage
7 4 (8.33%) SaaS
8 3 (6.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (6.25%) Power Platform
9 2 (4.17%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 1 (2.08%) Azure App Service
10 1 (2.08%) Azure Key Vault
10 1 (2.08%) Azure Logic Apps
10 1 (2.08%) Azure Service Bus
10 1 (2.08%) GitHub
10 1 (2.08%) Power Automate
10 1 (2.08%) PowerApps
10 1 (2.08%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) VPN
2 9 (18.75%) Firewall
3 8 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 8 (16.67%) SAN
3 8 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (12.50%) DNS
5 4 (8.33%) Network Security
5 4 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (6.25%) DHCP
6 3 (6.25%) Internet
6 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.08%) LAN
7 1 (2.08%) WAN
7 1 (2.08%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.08%) MS Access
3 1 (2.08%) Power BI
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) JIRA
2 2 (4.17%) MSI
General
1 19 (39.58%) Finance
2 13 (27.08%) Social Skills
3 5 (10.42%) Presentation Skills
4 4 (8.33%) Public Sector
4 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (6.25%) Documentation Skills
5 3 (6.25%) Electronics
5 3 (6.25%) Manufacturing
5 3 (6.25%) Marketing
6 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.08%) Billing
6 1 (2.08%) Environmental Health
6 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Azure Engineer
2 12 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 10 (20.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) Consultant
4 8 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Applications Support
6 4 (8.33%) Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Cloud Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) IT Support
7 3 (6.25%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Azure Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Cloud Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) Azure Blueprints
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Graph
2 1 (2.08%) REST
2 1 (2.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.25%) User Experience
3 2 (4.17%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.17%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.17%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.08%) BYOD
4 1 (2.08%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) Replication
4 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (87.50%) Windows
2 20 (41.67%) Windows 10
3 18 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.25%) Android
5 3 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.25%) Linux
6 2 (4.17%) Mac OS
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) ITIL
2 14 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (12.50%) Migration
5 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (10.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (10.42%) Service Management
5 5 (10.42%) Task Automation
6 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (8.33%) DevOps
6 4 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (6.25%) Antivirus Management
7 3 (6.25%) Auto-Scaling
7 3 (6.25%) Business Continuity
7 3 (6.25%) IT Strategy
7 3 (6.25%) ITSM
7 3 (6.25%) Presales
7 3 (6.25%) Programme Management
7 3 (6.25%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) PowerShell
2 8 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) CCNA
2 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) CBAP
3 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) MCSA
3 1 (2.08%) MCSE
3 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.08%) PMO
1 1 (2.08%) QA
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 21 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (20.83%) vSphere
4 9 (18.75%) XenDesktop
5 4 (8.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.17%) BitLocker
6 2 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 19 (39.58%) Microsoft Intune
2 9 (18.75%) AirWatch
3 5 (10.42%) SCCM
4 3 (6.25%) Terraform
5 2 (4.17%) SCOM
6 1 (2.08%) Ansible
6 1 (2.08%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (2.08%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.08%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 42 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 21 (43.75%) VMware
3 12 (25.00%) Citrix
4 8 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 8 (16.67%) Brocade
4 8 (16.67%) Cisco
4 8 (16.67%) Meraki
4 8 (16.67%) Nimble Storage
5 3 (6.25%) SAP
6 2 (4.17%) F5
6 2 (4.17%) Speakerbus
7 1 (2.08%) Apple
7 1 (2.08%) CA
7 1 (2.08%) HP
7 1 (2.08%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow