Period
to 5 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 5 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
England > South East
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 306 501 485
Rank change year-on-year +195 -16 +47
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 37 17 68
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.065% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.92% 0.39% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 30 13 50
Median annual salary £47,500 £72,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.48% +31.82% +44.74%
10th Percentile £37,500 £27,050 £31,548
90th Percentile £50,250 £78,750 £71,250
England median annual salary £52,500 £58,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year -10.26% +17.00% +11.11%

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 South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,927 4,407 4,395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.98% 16.76% 14.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1,495 3,599 3,510
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £75,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £49,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +1.01% +10.00%

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in the South East

Virtual Desktop
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Virtual Desktop in the South East

Virtual Desktop
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the South East over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in the South East

Virtual Desktop
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Desktop within the South East region over the 6 months to 5 August 2020. 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
Thames Valley +134 19 £47,500 +39.24% 2
Buckinghamshire +76 19 £47,500 +39.24% 1
Hampshire +100 15 £63,700 +102.22% 1
Berkshire - 3 £47,500 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £47,500 -
Kent - 2 £40,000 -
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 31 (83.78%) VMware
1 31 (83.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 26 (70.27%) Microsoft
3 22 (59.46%) SCCM
4 21 (56.76%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (54.05%) Windows Server
5 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
6 16 (43.24%) DNS
6 16 (43.24%) DHCP
7 15 (40.54%) SQL Server
8 14 (37.84%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (37.84%) Software Distribution
8 14 (37.84%) PowerShell
9 13 (35.14%) VMware Server
9 13 (35.14%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 13 (35.14%) Virtual Environments
9 13 (35.14%) Driving Licence
9 13 (35.14%) Patch Management
9 13 (35.14%) Server Patching
9 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Office
9 13 (35.14%) VB
9 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Excel
9 13 (35.14%) LAN
9 13 (35.14%) WLAN
9 13 (35.14%) Data Protection
9 13 (35.14%) DV Cleared
9 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
9 13 (35.14%) WSUS
9 13 (35.14%) CMDB

Virtual Desktop
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft Office
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.03%) Azure
2 8 (21.62%) Office 365
3 4 (10.81%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 16 (43.24%) DHCP
1 16 (43.24%) DNS
2 13 (35.14%) LAN
2 13 (35.14%) WLAN
3 8 (21.62%) SAN
4 6 (16.22%) NetScaler
5 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (8.11%) Wireless
6 2 (5.41%) Ethernet
6 2 (5.41%) Firewall
6 2 (5.41%) NAS
6 2 (5.41%) VLAN
6 2 (5.41%) VPN
7 1 (2.70%) SMTP
7 1 (2.70%) SNMP
7 1 (2.70%) WAAS
7 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (40.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (8.11%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Wintel Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Support Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Citrix Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Office 365 Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) VMware Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) VMware Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Operations Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Professional Services Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Support Manager
7 2 (5.41%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) CMDB
1 13 (35.14%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 20 (54.05%) Windows Server
3 12 (32.43%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.41%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.70%) Android
5 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Software Distribution
2 13 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (35.14%) Data Protection
2 13 (35.14%) Patch Management
2 13 (35.14%) Scaled Agile Framework
2 13 (35.14%) Server Patching
2 13 (35.14%) Virtual Environments
3 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (8.11%) Identity Management
4 3 (8.11%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.11%) Project Delivery
4 3 (8.11%) Tech Ops
5 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.41%) Migration
5 2 (5.41%) Storage Management
6 1 (2.70%) Architectural Design
6 1 (2.70%) Server Building
6 1 (2.70%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) PowerShell
2 13 (35.14%) VB
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) DV Cleared
1 13 (35.14%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.62%) VCAP
2 8 (21.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (16.22%) VCDX
4 3 (8.11%) MCSE
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (83.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (56.76%) VMware ESXi
3 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
4 14 (37.84%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (35.14%) VMware Server
6 8 (21.62%) vSphere
7 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
8 2 (5.41%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (5.41%) XenApp
8 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (59.46%) SCCM
2 13 (35.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 13 (35.14%) WSUS
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.70%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.70%) Terraform
4 1 (2.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (83.78%) VMware
2 26 (70.27%) Microsoft
3 8 (21.62%) Citrix
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco
4 3 (8.11%) NetApp
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle
5 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.70%) Apple
6 1 (2.70%) MobileIron