Period
to 27 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 27 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 316 199 325
Rank change year-on-year -117 +126 +41
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 24 6 18
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.22% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 1.31% 0.86% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 24 5 18
10th Percentile £41,675 " £27,500
25th Percentile £46,250 £39,750 £32,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £44,000 £38,500
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% +14.29% -16.30%
75th Percentile £66,375 £48,750 £41,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,000 £47,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £53,750
% change year-on-year +2.04% -8.84% -2.27%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,827 696 1,907
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 17.05% 17.01% 17.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1,474 594 1,627
10th Percentile £23,825 £23,500 £23,500
25th Percentile £32,313 £32,000 £28,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £60,000 £56,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £74,625 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in the Midlands

Virtual Desktop
Salary Trend in the Midlands

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

Salary trend for Virtual Desktop in the Midlands

Virtual Desktop
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the Midlands over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in the Midlands

Virtual Desktop
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 October 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
West Midlands -82 20 £50,000 +9.29% 5
East Midlands -61 4 £47,500 +14.46% 3
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
3 16 (66.67%) Windows 10
4 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 13 (54.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 12 (50.00%) Azure
6 12 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 12 (50.00%) Application Packaging
6 12 (50.00%) SCCM
7 11 (45.83%) Dell
7 11 (45.83%) Migration
7 11 (45.83%) Windows 7
7 11 (45.83%) ServiceNow
7 11 (45.83%) Microsoft 365
7 11 (45.83%) Documentation Skills
8 10 (41.67%) AirWatch
8 10 (41.67%) Problem Management
8 10 (41.67%) Management Information System
8 10 (41.67%) ITIL
8 10 (41.67%) Toshiba
8 10 (41.67%) Citrix
8 10 (41.67%) Apple
8 10 (41.67%) Symantec
8 10 (41.67%) HP
9 6 (25.00%) Service Management
9 6 (25.00%) AWS
10 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
11 3 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (8.33%) IaaS

Virtual Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 1 (4.17%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 12 (50.00%) Azure
2 11 (45.83%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (25.00%) AWS
4 3 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (8.33%) IaaS
5 2 (8.33%) PaaS
6 1 (4.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (8.33%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) BGP
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
2 1 (4.17%) IPsec
2 1 (4.17%) MPLS
2 1 (4.17%) OSPF
2 1 (4.17%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) SSL
2 1 (4.17%) VLAN
2 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 11 (45.83%) Documentation Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Publishing
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Presentation Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 7 (29.17%) Senior Desktop Support
2 7 (29.17%) Senior Technical Support
2 7 (29.17%) Technical Support
3 3 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) Cloud Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.17%) IT Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) IT Project Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Remote Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.17%) Robotics
2 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Windows 10
3 12 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 11 (45.83%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.33%) Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 11 (45.83%) Migration
3 10 (41.67%) ITIL
3 10 (41.67%) Problem Management
4 6 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (4.17%) Auto-Scaling
6 1 (4.17%) Business Process Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (4.17%) Data Privacy
6 1 (4.17%) DevOps
6 1 (4.17%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (4.17%) IT Strategy
6 1 (4.17%) Order to Cash
6 1 (4.17%) Presales
6 1 (4.17%) Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (4.17%) Robotic Process Automation
6 1 (4.17%) Security Patching
6 1 (4.17%) Server Hardening
6 1 (4.17%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) C
3 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.17%) NIST
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 12 (50.00%) SCCM
3 10 (41.67%) AirWatch
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) Nessus
4 1 (4.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 11 (45.83%) Dell
2 11 (45.83%) ServiceNow
3 10 (41.67%) Apple
3 10 (41.67%) Citrix
3 10 (41.67%) HP
3 10 (41.67%) Symantec
3 10 (41.67%) Toshiba
4 1 (4.17%) AlienVault
4 1 (4.17%) Automation Anywhere
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
4 1 (4.17%) LogRhythm
4 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.17%) UiPath
4 1 (4.17%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) Zerto