Virtual Desktop Jobs in the UK excluding London

Virtual Desktop
UK > UK excluding London

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding 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 26 February 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
26 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 508 591 633
Rank change year-on-year +83 +42 -101
Permanent jobs citing Virtual Desktop 171 198 202
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.32% 0.32% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 2.22% 2.02% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 149 126 112
10th Percentile £26,500 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
75th Percentile £57,250 £62,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £73,750 £73,198 £68,600
UK median annual salary £54,645 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.09% - +16.67%

All System Software Skills
UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for system software skills.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 7,719 9,796 11,737
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.52% 15.61% 17.06%
Number of salaries quoted 6,330 6,340 8,166
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,681 £25,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,000 £31,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% - -
75th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £78,750 £82,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year -9.09% - -

Virtual Desktop
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Desktop in the UK excluding London

Virtual Desktop
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Virtual Desktop in the UK excluding London

Virtual Desktop
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Virtual Desktop in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 26 February 2024.

Salary histogram for Virtual Desktop in the UK excluding London

Virtual Desktop
Job Locations in the UK excluding 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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 26 February 2024. 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
Jobs
North of England +106 42 £37,750 -37.08% 5
South East +57 42 £56,525 +57.01% 12
Midlands +62 39 £50,000 -4.76% 8
West Midlands +78 32 £50,000 -4.76% 4
East of England +45 26 £32,500 -22.16% 4
Yorkshire +108 20 £42,500 -32.00%
South West +3 15 £55,000 +25.71% 2
North East +12 14 £36,000 -33.02% 2
North West +40 8 £32,500 -27.78% 3
East Midlands +7 7 £42,500 -43.33% 4
Scotland -29 6 £36,500 -27.00% 4
Wales +11 2 £45,000 -20.35% 1
Northern Ireland +30 1 £37,500 +15.38% 1
Virtual Desktop
UK

Virtual Desktop
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 85 (49.71%) Microsoft Exchange
2 46 (26.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (4.68%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Carpe Diem
1 1 (0.58%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 137 (80.12%) Microsoft 365
2 124 (72.51%) Azure
3 66 (38.60%) Entra ID
4 23 (13.45%) Azure DevOps
5 19 (11.11%) Azure Storage
6 14 (8.19%) Azure Monitor
6 14 (8.19%) IaaS
6 14 (8.19%) PaaS
7 9 (5.26%) OneDrive
8 7 (4.09%) Azure Sentinel
8 7 (4.09%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (4.09%) GCP
9 6 (3.51%) Microsoft Purview
9 6 (3.51%) Power Platform
10 4 (2.34%) AWS
10 4 (2.34%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.17%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (1.17%) SaaS
11 2 (1.17%) WhatsApp
12 1 (0.58%) Azure Table
Communications & Networking
1 70 (40.94%) Firewall
2 35 (20.47%) DNS
3 33 (19.30%) DHCP
4 23 (13.45%) VPN
4 23 (13.45%) WAN
5 22 (12.87%) LAN
6 18 (10.53%) Remote Desktop
7 15 (8.77%) Network Security
8 14 (8.19%) TCP/IP
9 11 (6.43%) SAN
10 10 (5.85%) NGFW
10 10 (5.85%) VoIP
11 9 (5.26%) NetScaler
12 8 (4.68%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (3.51%) VLAN
13 6 (3.51%) Wireless
13 6 (3.51%) Wireshark
14 3 (1.75%) OSPF
14 3 (1.75%) SNMP
15 2 (1.17%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (4.09%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.34%) Power BI
4 2 (1.17%) GIS
General
1 59 (34.50%) Social Skills
2 25 (14.62%) Finance
3 14 (8.19%) Documentation Skills
4 10 (5.85%) Legal
5 8 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.68%) Public Sector
6 5 (2.92%) Retail
7 4 (2.34%) Law
8 3 (1.75%) Local Government
8 3 (1.75%) Telecoms
9 2 (1.17%) Advertising
9 2 (1.17%) Banking
9 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.58%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.58%) Fire and Rescue
10 1 (0.58%) French Language
10 1 (0.58%) German Language
10 1 (0.58%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 26 (15.20%) IT Support
1 26 (15.20%) Support Engineer
2 25 (14.62%) IT Engineer
3 19 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 19 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
5 15 (8.77%) Cloud Engineer
5 15 (8.77%) Support Specialist
6 14 (8.19%) Active Directory Specialist
6 14 (8.19%) Active Directory Support
7 13 (7.60%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 13 (7.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 13 (7.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (7.60%) Azure Specialist
8 12 (7.02%) Analyst
9 11 (6.43%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (6.43%) Architect
9 11 (6.43%) Lead
10 10 (5.85%) Cloud Architect
10 10 (5.85%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.04%) ARM Templates
2 12 (7.02%) JSON
3 10 (5.85%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.62%) Management Information System
2 17 (9.94%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (8.19%) PKI
4 13 (7.60%) Driving Licence
5 12 (7.02%) iPad
6 10 (5.85%) Private Cloud
6 10 (5.85%) Public Cloud
7 6 (3.51%) Security Operations Centre
8 5 (2.92%) Data Centre
9 4 (2.34%) Algorithms
9 4 (2.34%) Data Structures
9 4 (2.34%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (1.75%) Cloud Native
10 3 (1.75%) PMI
10 3 (1.75%) Product Ownership
11 2 (1.17%) Handset
11 2 (1.17%) Replication
12 1 (0.58%) Cyber Security Posture
12 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.58%) Onboarding
Operating Systems
1 113 (66.08%) Windows
2 88 (51.46%) Windows Server
3 27 (15.79%) Windows Server 2016
4 24 (14.04%) Windows 10
5 23 (13.45%) Windows Server 2019
6 12 (7.02%) Linux
7 11 (6.43%) Windows 7
8 10 (5.85%) VMS
9 9 (5.26%) Android
10 8 (4.68%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.17%) Unix
12 2 (1.17%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.15%) ITIL
2 41 (23.98%) DevOps
3 37 (21.64%) Agile
4 31 (18.13%) Problem-Solving
5 30 (17.54%) Migration
6 29 (16.96%) Customer Service
7 28 (16.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 24 (14.04%) CI/CD
8 24 (14.04%) Cybersecurity
9 21 (12.28%) Infrastructure as Code
10 20 (11.70%) Server Management
11 18 (10.53%) Line Management
11 18 (10.53%) Release Management
12 17 (9.94%) Mentoring
13 16 (9.36%) Kalman Filter
13 16 (9.36%) Service Management
14 15 (8.77%) Customer Experience
14 15 (8.77%) RBAC
14 15 (8.77%) Roadmaps
15 14 (8.19%) Log Analytics
Programming Languages
1 52 (30.41%) PowerShell
2 14 (8.19%) Bicep
2 14 (8.19%) C#
2 14 (8.19%) VB
2 14 (8.19%) VBScript
3 7 (4.09%) Python
4 4 (2.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (16.37%) Degree
2 21 (12.28%) Security Cleared
3 17 (9.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 14 (8.19%) DV Cleared
4 14 (8.19%) SC Cleared
5 12 (7.02%) Azure Certification
6 7 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.51%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 6 (3.51%) CCSP
7 6 (3.51%) CEH
7 6 (3.51%) CISSP
7 6 (3.51%) DBS Check
7 6 (3.51%) SANS
7 6 (3.51%) SSCP
8 4 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (1.75%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.58%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.58%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.43%) SLA
2 7 (4.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (4.09%) NIST
2 7 (4.09%) QA
3 6 (3.51%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.58%) GDPR
System Software
1 123 (71.93%) Active Directory
2 72 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (14.62%) Virtual Machines
4 24 (14.04%) Hyper-V
5 22 (12.87%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (8.19%) vSphere
7 11 (6.43%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (4.68%) XenApp
9 7 (4.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 7 (4.09%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.17%) Firmware
11 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 67 (39.18%) Microsoft Intune
2 42 (24.56%) SCCM
3 23 (13.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 20 (11.70%) WSUS
5 17 (9.94%) SCOM
6 14 (8.19%) Kubernetes
7 11 (6.43%) AirWatch
7 11 (6.43%) Terraform
8 6 (3.51%) Nmap
8 6 (3.51%) PaperCut
8 6 (3.51%) SmoothWall
9 3 (1.75%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.58%) Autotask
10 1 (0.58%) EdgeSight
10 1 (0.58%) Jamf Pro
10 1 (0.58%) Progress Chef
Vendors
1 105 (61.40%) Microsoft
2 72 (42.11%) VMware
3 54 (31.58%) Citrix
4 14 (8.19%) Dell
5 13 (7.60%) HP
5 13 (7.60%) ServiceNow
6 11 (6.43%) Apple
6 11 (6.43%) Symantec
6 11 (6.43%) Toshiba
7 7 (4.09%) Commvault
7 7 (4.09%) Veeam
8 6 (3.51%) Fortinet
8 6 (3.51%) Google
8 6 (3.51%) Meraki
8 6 (3.51%) Qualys
8 6 (3.51%) Rapid7
8 6 (3.51%) Splunk
8 6 (3.51%) Thycotic
9 5 (2.92%) Cisco
10 4 (2.34%) EMC