Period
to 18 January 2022

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 18 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 404 318 458
Rank change year-on-year -86 +140 +48
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 39 11 27
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 1.25% 0.61% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 31 10 16
10th Percentile £24,900 £34,000 £27,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £42,313 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,000 £47,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -17.89% +26.67% -37.50%
75th Percentile £45,000 £50,250 £72,813
90th Percentile £73,750 £53,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -23.91%

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 3,131 1,799 3,731
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.67% 18.31% 16.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2,169 1,469 3,068
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,250 £24,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £36,250 £30,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.00% +11.11% -
75th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% +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 18 January 2022.

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 18 January 2022. 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
Surrey -50 15 £42,500 -22.73% 2
Thames Valley -79 13 £32,500 -31.58% 6
Buckinghamshire -46 9 £32,500 -31.58%
Hampshire -66 9 £35,000 -2.78% 4
Oxfordshire -31 4 £55,250 +20.77%
Kent - 1 £39,500 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £39,000 -
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, 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 35 (89.74%) Microsoft
2 34 (87.18%) Windows
3 33 (84.62%) Microsoft 365
4 31 (79.49%) Active Directory
5 27 (69.23%) VMware
5 27 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 25 (64.10%) Azure
7 20 (51.28%) Windows 10
8 17 (43.59%) Citrix
9 16 (41.03%) Windows Server
10 15 (38.46%) DNS
11 14 (35.90%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (33.33%) SharePoint
12 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
13 12 (30.77%) ITIL
13 12 (30.77%) Finance
14 11 (28.21%) Firewall
14 11 (28.21%) Linux
14 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
14 11 (28.21%) Azure Active Directory
15 10 (25.64%) DHCP
16 9 (23.08%) WAN
16 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (20.51%) OneDrive
17 8 (20.51%) Data Security
17 8 (20.51%) AWS
17 8 (20.51%) vSphere
17 8 (20.51%) Marketing
17 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
18 7 (17.95%) SQL

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 13 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.26%) IIS
2 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 33 (84.62%) Microsoft 365
2 25 (64.10%) Azure
3 11 (28.21%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (20.51%) AWS
4 8 (20.51%) OneDrive
5 6 (15.38%) Power Platform
6 4 (10.26%) PowerApps
7 3 (7.69%) Azure Monitor
7 3 (7.69%) IaaS
7 3 (7.69%) PaaS
8 2 (5.13%) Azure Sentinel
8 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (2.56%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 15 (38.46%) DNS
2 11 (28.21%) Firewall
3 10 (25.64%) DHCP
4 9 (23.08%) WAN
5 5 (12.82%) NAS
6 4 (10.26%) Internet
6 4 (10.26%) LAN
6 4 (10.26%) VLAN
7 3 (7.69%) IPv4
7 3 (7.69%) IPv6
7 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 3 (7.69%) Wireless
8 2 (5.13%) SAN
9 1 (2.56%) NetScaler
9 1 (2.56%) Skype
9 1 (2.56%) Unified Communications
9 1 (2.56%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 8 (20.51%) Marketing
3 6 (15.38%) Social Skills
4 4 (10.26%) Documentation Skills
4 4 (10.26%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 3 (7.69%) Retail
6 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) 3rd Line Support
1 7 (17.95%) Analyst
1 7 (17.95%) Support Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Consultant
3 5 (12.82%) IT Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Administrator
4 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery Consultant
4 4 (10.26%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) IT Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Server Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) ARM Templates
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) Driving Licence
2 4 (10.26%) Handset
3 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) CMDB
4 1 (2.56%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (87.18%) Windows
2 20 (51.28%) Windows 10
3 16 (41.03%) Windows Server
4 11 (28.21%) Linux
5 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (10.26%) Android
8 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
9 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
9 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
9 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (30.77%) ITIL
3 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (20.51%) Data Security
4 6 (15.38%) Asset Management
4 6 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (12.82%) Service Delivery
6 4 (10.26%) Creative Thinking
6 4 (10.26%) ITSM
6 4 (10.26%) Migration
6 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
6 4 (10.26%) Project Delivery
6 4 (10.26%) Project Management
6 4 (10.26%) Risk Management
6 4 (10.26%) Strategic Thinking
7 3 (7.69%) Change Management
7 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
7 3 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) BC Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) MCSE
2 3 (7.69%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.56%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (79.49%) Active Directory
2 27 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (20.51%) vSphere
4 7 (17.95%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (12.82%) Hyper-V
5 5 (12.82%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.56%) VMware NSX
8 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (12.82%) SCCM
3 3 (7.69%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
4 2 (5.13%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (5.13%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.56%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (89.74%) Microsoft
2 27 (69.23%) VMware
3 17 (43.59%) Citrix
4 5 (12.82%) Veeam
5 4 (10.26%) Dell
5 4 (10.26%) Google
6 3 (7.69%) Apple
6 3 (7.69%) NetApp
6 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.69%) Veritas
7 2 (5.13%) McAfee
7 2 (5.13%) Sage
7 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
7 2 (5.13%) Sophos
7 2 (5.13%) Symantec
8 1 (2.56%) BeyondTrust
8 1 (2.56%) BiZZdesign
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco
8 1 (2.56%) Intel
8 1 (2.56%) Remedy