Period
to 21 September 2021

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 21 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Virtual Desktop
England > South East
6 months to
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 415 255 494
Rank change year-on-year -160 +239 -16
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 34 34 25
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.41% 0.097%
As % of the System Software category 1.04% 2.25% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 28 28 20
10th Percentile £29,750 " £26,475
25th Percentile £32,500 £34,000 £32,221
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -42.86% +21.74%
75th Percentile £69,375 £49,688 £77,813
90th Percentile £80,000 £50,625 £78,750
England median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% -9.09% -

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 3,281 1,511 4,318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.82% 18.32% 16.73%
Number of salaries quoted 2,234 1,237 3,544
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £25,000
25th Percentile £37,000 £36,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year - +11.11% +4.65%
75th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £57,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +3.64% +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 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 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
Thames Valley -103 12 £32,500 -32.29% 2
Hampshire -123 11 £63,500 +76.39% 1
Buckinghamshire -65 9 £32,500 -32.29% 2
Surrey -63 7 £42,500 -22.73% 3
Berkshire -74 3 £85,000 +78.95%
East Sussex - 3 £80,000 -
Kent - 1 £39,500 -
Virtual Desktop
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 South East region with a requirement for Virtual Desktop.

1 32 (94.12%) Windows
2 31 (91.18%) Microsoft
3 26 (76.47%) Active Directory
4 23 (67.65%) Azure
4 23 (67.65%) Microsoft 365
5 18 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (52.94%) VMware
6 16 (47.06%) Windows Server
7 15 (44.12%) ITIL
8 14 (41.18%) Linux
9 13 (38.24%) Azure Active Directory
9 13 (38.24%) Windows 10
10 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
10 11 (32.35%) Citrix
11 10 (29.41%) DNS
11 10 (29.41%) Social Skills
12 9 (26.47%) Information Security
13 8 (23.53%) Firewall
13 8 (23.53%) SharePoint
13 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
13 8 (23.53%) SQL
13 8 (23.53%) DHCP
13 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (23.53%) vSphere
13 8 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
14 7 (20.59%) Hyper-V
14 7 (20.59%) IaaS
14 7 (20.59%) Apple iOS
14 7 (20.59%) Apple

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 8 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.82%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (67.65%) Azure
1 23 (67.65%) Microsoft 365
2 13 (38.24%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (20.59%) IaaS
4 6 (17.65%) PaaS
5 5 (14.71%) AWS
6 3 (8.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (8.82%) Azure Sentinel
6 3 (8.82%) Azure Storage
6 3 (8.82%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) DNS
2 8 (23.53%) DHCP
2 8 (23.53%) Firewall
3 5 (14.71%) WAN
4 4 (11.76%) IPv4
4 4 (11.76%) IPv6
4 4 (11.76%) NAS
5 3 (8.82%) Internet
5 3 (8.82%) LAN
5 3 (8.82%) VLAN
6 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.88%) Wireless
7 1 (2.94%) Skype
7 1 (2.94%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 10 (29.41%) Social Skills
2 7 (20.59%) Finance
3 3 (8.82%) Marketing
4 2 (5.88%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Legal
5 1 (2.94%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Support Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Technical Leader
3 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Server Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Business Development Executive
4 3 (8.82%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) IT Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support
5 2 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) ARM Templates
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.94%) PKI
2 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (94.12%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 14 (41.18%) Linux
4 13 (38.24%) Windows 10
5 7 (20.59%) Apple iOS
6 6 (17.65%) Android
7 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.88%) Mac OS
8 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) ITIL
2 9 (26.47%) Information Security
3 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (14.71%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 5 (14.71%) Network Management
4 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
4 5 (14.71%) Project Delivery
4 5 (14.71%) Project Management
5 4 (11.76%) Asset Management
5 4 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure as Code
5 4 (11.76%) Network Virtualisation
5 4 (11.76%) Supplier Management
6 3 (8.82%) Business Development
6 3 (8.82%) Cost Management
6 3 (8.82%) DevOps
6 3 (8.82%) Proactive Management
6 3 (8.82%) Strategic Roadmap
6 3 (8.82%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) MCSE
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.88%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.94%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 18 (52.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (23.53%) vSphere
4 7 (20.59%) Hyper-V
5 6 (17.65%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.94%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) Jamf Pro
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (11.76%) SCCM
3 3 (8.82%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (5.88%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.94%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (91.18%) Microsoft
2 18 (52.94%) VMware
3 11 (32.35%) Citrix
4 7 (20.59%) Apple
5 5 (14.71%) Dell
5 5 (14.71%) ServiceNow
6 4 (11.76%) Google
6 4 (11.76%) NetApp
7 2 (5.88%) Veeam
7 2 (5.88%) Veritas
8 1 (2.94%) BiZZdesign
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco
8 1 (2.94%) CyberArk
8 1 (2.94%) Intel
8 1 (2.94%) Oracle
8 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds